Aum Shinrikyo Essays

  • Aum Shinrikyo Analysis

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    Aum Shinrikyo began in 1984 as a religious group combining both the Buddhist and Hindu beliefs and is also obsessed with the apocalypse. It was founded by Shoko Asahara, who professed himself to be both the first “enlightened one” and Christ. Aum, as it was often referred to, was officially recognized in Japan as a religious organization in 1989. Asahara chose a sizable universal following through writing books and speaking at universities. Most of his followers were from Japanese universities as

  • Catcher In The Rye By J. D. Salinger: An Analysis

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    Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words in books can kill. The influence of literature is overlooked when it comes to violence. Movies and video games are usually blamed for this type of aggressiveness, but rarely does one point their finger towards a compilation of words on paper. It is forgotten that books hold an incredible power over the mind. Whether it is the power of imagination, the key to new thoughts and ideas, or the development of new emotions, reading can change a person. While

  • Violence In V For Vendetta

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    “I was there. I saw it all. Immigrants, Muslims... Homosexuals, terrorists. Disease-ridden degenerates. They had to go.” As quoted from the dystopian political movie V for Vendetta directed by James McTeique, V believes he is not a terrorist and is a freedom fighter by referring the terrorists as degenerates. With a pursuit of dominant ideology along with government treating him as a huge threat, V is a heroic terrorist in view of his motivation and political affiliation, acts of violence, strategies

  • Theme Of Water In Heart Of Darkness

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    The Wasteland, written by T.S Eliot, was shortly written after Eliot read Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. Both authors uses symbols in their texts to create a connection to life, death, fear, and self-reflection. Conrad and Eliot both use the symbolism of water in their texts to create the meaning of life and death. In Heart of Darkness, the symbolism of water is used to create a new life. In the beginning of Heart of Darkness, Marlow asks if his “fellows remember… {when he] turned into a fresh-water

  • Frog Saves Tokyi Analysis

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    For the preliminary paper, we were asked to read Haruki Murakami’s short story “Super Frog Saves Tokyo”, which is about an ordinary loan collector, Katagiri, who finds a giant talking frog inside his apartment one night and tells Katagiri that they are going to save Tokyo from a destructive earthquake which will be caused by the Worm. This short story was written originally for GQ magazine, but was published later along with his other short stories in a book entitled “After the Quake”, published

  • The Pros And Cons Of Botulinum Toxin

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    Botulism is a rare but serious paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin mainly produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.1 It is not a contagious disease, however the bacteria can enter the body through inhalation, ingestion or through a wound. Botulinum toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum is claimed to be one of the most poisonous substance to human as an estimation of one million people can be killed by using only one gram of crystallized Botulinum toxin.2 It has an effect on human nervous

  • Arson And Threats

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    bomb in a factory, that factory will probably be evacuated. Operations will be shut down temporarily, even if no bomb is discovered. New Terrorism Since the end of the Cold War and especially in the wake of New York and Oklahoma City bombings and Aum Shinrikyo attacks in Japan (this had special WMD implications), there has been a dramatic shift in the perceived threat of the new terrorism. Although it is not yet the common tactic of most terrorist groups, but the potential makes the danger real as was

  • Biowarfare Essay

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    In 1894, a cult following Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh contaminated salad bars in private restaurants with salmonella, infecting 751 people (Johnston). A decade later, members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult attempted to spray anthrax into the air from buildings in Tokyo, Japan (“History of Biowarfare”). In 2001, letters laced with anthrax were mailed to federal offices, causing five deaths and many more injuries (Johnston). Small bioterrorist

  • How Does Inter-Religious Conflict Hurt People Over Time

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    How inter-religious conflict has hurt people over time. As discussed earlier, while organized religions followers have provided some individual followers, they have also caused numerous and devastating losses for mankind over history and continuing today: benefits for many 1. Religions have shamelessly obstructed scientific truth while promoting despicable behavior (i.e. that genocide is acceptable, and little girls should not learn how to read, that an eye for an eye vengeance is acceptable, etc

  • Key Elements Of Suicide Terrorism Essay

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    The fear element is what makes terrorism difficult to tackle. Once a community has been victimized by an attack, people become afraid that terrorism will repeat itself. Societies that fall prey to numerous terrorist attacks often develop a sense of resignation, going about their daily business despite any potential danger. For a community that experiences terrorism for the first time, or isolated incidents of terrorism, fear comes from another key element which is surprise. The various ways used