Humans are unlike any other creature on this planet, as we are able to think and reason. These two abilities have created the most powerful minds ever known such as, Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, and Plato. These abilities have also lead to some powerful arguments one of such being our beliefs. Some philosophers believe that all beliefs must be justified, while others believe that only some of our beliefs must be justified. W.K. Clifford argues that it is morally wrong to act or believe without sufficient evidence.
Goethe’s Märchen of the snake and the lily is an allegorical and highly stylized rendering of Schiller’s theory on the attainment of freedom by the soul and the promise of aesthetic and personal growth through the union of the sensible and supersensible (physical life harmonized with the actualization of the inner self), as found in his 1794 study , Über die ästhetische Erziehung des Menschen (On the Aesthetic Education of Men), inspired by the corrupted, over-rational philosophy of the French Revolution. Goethe’s fairytale tells the intricate story of the love between a prince and a lily, mediated through elaborate details of a complex series of events that begin one late evening on the side of a river. I had not read the Märchen until after I heard the story of the man with the watch. I had not read the Märchen until after Mongolia but before the map and the Chinese boy and the insect circus.
Have you ever done something good and something bad happened as a result or done something bad and something good happen as a result? This happens many times throughout life as well as in movies and books. Two epitomes of this occurring are in Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” and in the movie The Dark Knight. In “Julius Caesar” Caesar says and does things for the good of Rome yet is taken the wrong way and seen as a villain, resulting in his tragic death of being stabbed numerous by his closest friends.
In life we have to make decisions that could result in someone's life ending. When people are put in these situations I think that they should not be held accountable for their actions. The decisions that they make could be affected by if they are held accountable or not. I think that people should not be held accountable for their actions in life or death situations.
Jaws is an American thriller/suspense that plays into human fears, the fear that people sometimes do not even know they have until they have to face it. The blockbuster describes the summer story that turned into a disaster and put fear into people partially because of water, but more because of the inhabitants of the water. So to what genre does Jaws actually relate to? Many sources describe the film Jaws as a thriller film and other sources describe it as a suspense film, however there could be an argument that it has the features of both genres and could be classified under both.
Tim Burton’s films appear as very visual and through this use many visual techniques such as juxtaposition, colour, contrast and camera angles. These techniques are used to progress the narrative through giving an understanding of the characters’ personality as well as how they fit into their surroundings. Examples such as Alice in Wonderland using contrasting environments to establish that there are two sides at war with each other. In Batman, the Joker wears a purple suit, has a white face and green hair, this contrasts him to the surrounding world as it only consists of darker tones of grey and black. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory also use contrast similar to the Joker to show an outsider in the role of Willy Wonka.
Imagine being unable to walk, unable to speak, unable to move and unable to breathe. Imagine being in a state of complete paralysis where the only thing that keeps on functioning is your brain, and you live chained to a machine doctors call life support. Imagine being told that you have an incurable disease that will inevitably kill you. Maybe next month. Maybe next year.
“Why so serious?” This has been a popular phrase said by an endless amount of people for more than a century. Who says this phrase? Why, the ever extravagant character- The Joker, of course.
Throughout the decades men have dominated the comic-book industry. They played a very important role in perpetuating stereotypes. The male writers, publishers, editors, and creators wrote for the their target audience, which was primarily young boys. The 90s was a period of time where society obsessed over male strength, which in turn led the idea of how fragile a woman is compared to a man. Batman and Batgirl are both human superheroes; they do not have any special healing factor or any other kind of superpowers.
The movie covers the subject of the devastating terrorism attack of America on the Twin Towers in New York City on September 11, 2001. It covers the journey two port authority police officers went through that day and what they experienced. Real life events. The plot of the movie surrounds two New York port authority police officers (John McLoughlin and Will Jimeno) who are called in to help with the attack on the twin towers in NYC on 9/11.
Time is the motif of the short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce. Peyton Farquhar tried to set an important bridge on fire to help the confederalist but was captured by the federalist during the American Civil war. For this he is to be hanged until dead but manages to free himself. Thanks to his use of imagery, symbolism, and plot structure Bierce created a story where time is fluid and not rigid. Bierce’s use of imagery is a prominent point in the story as in any story.