Elysium Essays

  • Elysium Reflection

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    shape our identity. In the movie Elysium, the Earth has been contaminated. The rich people flew away to a new land created in the space named Elysium, which left those with less money behind. In the movie, the rich and the poor are categorized very explicitly. The wealthy live their best lives in a complete new and better environment. The poor are left on a noxious earth to fight for their lives every day. The main characters of the story try to make it to Elysium to save their lives before it is

  • Magic And Love In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    Throughout Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, magic, illusion, and enchantment maintain common themes surrounding the main characters in the play. Most simply, magic is surely in the eye of the beholder - whether they realize it or not. Inherently, love, can be viewed as a type of illusion, or better yet, magic. This being said, perspective is one of the most important elements to consider when analyzing what relation magic has to love; and in this case it is illustrated both as supernatural

  • Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

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    In a similar fashion, Maggie has already reached the optimal Elysium by the beginning of the play being married to an athlete with a large family inheritance. The characters Maggie and Blanche are found to be in almost opposite conditions with respect to backgrounds and current life with Maggie being born into poverty

  • Confessions Of An Ugly Stepsister Analysis

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    Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister examines the battle of good vs. evil and the deception of appearances. The novel contains the intertwined plots of a struggling mother fighting against poverty and her mission to find a husband for her most eligible daughter, and a struggling painter attempting to make a name for himself in the art world. Both plots are unified by their focus on beauty. The tale begins when Margarethe and her two daughters return to Holland after her husband is murdered by their

  • The Restaurant Business By Louise Erdrich Summary

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    Many people wish for jobs that do not take over their entire life. They dream of being able to leave the struggles they face in the workplace and come home to a complete sense of freedom. However, many people find that this is an unattainable goal. In “The Lady in the Pink Mustang” by Louise Erdrich, “The Secretary Chant” by Marge Piercy, and “The Restaurant Business” by James Tate, there are characters who have lost their identity because of their jobs. Louise Erdrich's poem, “The Lady in the Pink

  • Psychoanalytic Perspective In Fight Club

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    Fight Club, starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, was directed by David Fincher and made in 1999. The two scenes analyzed in this paper will show that the male body is used as a commodity and therefore falls into a Marxist theory. At the same time, the male body becomes the object of the masculine gaze and can be analyzed using a psychoanalytic tool. The Narrator initiates a sexual desire for his alter ego's body, and therefore for himself. Fight Club reveals, through a Marxist-psychoanalytic reading

  • The Root Of All Evil In Othello

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    The Root of All Evil People have a tendency to act crazy when power and love do not go their way. Shakespeare’s Othello is a classic tale of jealousy that negatively influences all actions of each character. However, unlike a dramatic chick-flick watched on Friday nights, jealousy acts as an animal that creates racism, distrust, eats away at the identity of characters, and leads to death within the play. Steve Criniti references Caroline Spurgeon in a book written saying, “the animal images found

  • Elysium Movie Analysis

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    Elysium is a cautionary tale of a society divided by socio- economic discrimination which evolves into a plutocracy. This is a direct result of the wealthy members of society controlling all the resources of Earth (including human resources) , but is only brought to the current state of society depicted in the film by the silence of the empowered members of that society staying silent in the face of injustice. The establishing shot of the film is a bird’s eye view, which pans up to show the wasteland

  • Ghost On Black Mountain Summary

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    In Ann Hite's suspenseful masterpiece, Ghost on Black Mountain, five women become unknowingly connected by one man, Hobbs Pritchard. The story begins from the point of view of Nellie Pritchard, who gives up everything to move to her husband's home on Black Mountain. She quickly notices that Hobbs is not well liked on the mountain. Through Nellie's interactions and conversations with other characters, including several ghosts, readers uncover the reasons why Hobbs is hated and often avoided by the

  • Ballad Of Birmingham Theme Essay

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    Loss, pain, happiness. Three feelings that are not usually put together, but are portrayed in both the poem, “Ballad of Birmingham” by Dudley Randall, and the memoir Upon the Head of the Goat by Aranka Siegal. In the very beginning both families are a happy bunch until an unexpected change in events turned their lives around drastically. Each piece also demonstrates that each family lost someone, things went downhill fast, and both mothers were put into a situation where they were helpless. The poem

  • Greek And Roman Influence On Afterlife

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    To the Greeks, the afterlife underworld was known as Hades, a grey world ruled by Lord of the Dead, also known as Hades. If they had lived a good life and were remembered by the living, they could enjoy the sunny pleasures of Elysium. If they were wicked, then they fell into the darker pits of Tartarus while, if forgotten, they wandered eternally in the bleakness of the land of Hades (Mark). My thoughts is that the Greeks thought like this because they only looked at how they

  • 1984, Fahrenheit 451 And The Lord Of The Flies: Book Analysis

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    the state to achieve dystopia, hence leading us, to the struggles between classes and society. Though such an idea may seem surreal and far too elaborate to contemplate for the government and the citizen, the speculative texts: 1984, Animal Farm, Elysium, Fahrenheit 451 and The Lord of the Flies depict how society can fall apart when too much power is given to those in charge. Which then leads me to my thesis: These texts express how the majority can become oppressed by those in power through the

  • Rise And Fall Of Greece Essay

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    In “The Greeks” the rise and fall of the Greek empire is detailed. In part one, the tyrant, Pisistratus, is introduced. It covers Athens economic progress and it’s improvement of social structure. After Pisistratus died in 527 BCE. his son, Hippias took over. The people of Athens started to revolt with Cleisthenes as their leader. Under Cleisthenes’ rule, all levels of society are given the equal opportunity to become heroic. Cleisthenes is exiled by Isagoras, whom searched for help from the Spartans

  • Egyptian Mythology: What Are The Egyptian Belief?

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    What are the Egyptian belief? The Egyptian Mythology changed other religions because, it created an understanding of how things worked in the world. The Egyptian belief was they are gods, and these gods were a way to explain a phenomenon that they couldn't understand. This is why there are so many different gods. That represent different objects and then they praised and worshiped these gods. They made up stories for these gods so they could explain what the gods were and, what they did. In this

  • Greek Afterlife Beliefs

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    basic sections, the Asphodel Meadows, Elysium, and Tartarus. They can be easily paralleled to our perceptions of purgatory, heaven, and hell. After being judged by a series of judges, souls were sent away to one of these

  • Abolish All Evil Greek Philosophy Analysis

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    The problem of evil is one of the most serious difficulties confronting traditional Christianity, and it has been a focus of heated philosophical and theological discussions for centuries. Epicurus was the first to formulate the problem of evil as a philosophical dilemma (341–270 B.C.E.): If God is perfectly good, He must want to abolish all evil, if He is ultimately powerful, He must be able to abolish all evil. But evil exists; therefore, either God is not perfectly Good or He is not ultimately

  • Nonviolence In Gandhi, And Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Gandhi), welcome to the world of non-violence, where people come to escape the death and destruction. Many people believe that violence is the only way to achieve peace; that death and destruction is the only way to pave the way to the grassy green Elysium. Many prominent political figures have spoken out against this violence; among them are Gandhi, and Martin Luther King Jr. Instead of choosing physical brutality, they chose to follow difficult, winding paths full of powerful speeches, civil disobedience

  • Four Futures: Life After Capitalism Summary

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    Four Futures: Life After Capitalism by Peter Frase touches on four futures we could see in our near future. Although we are rapidly moving away from industrial capitalism, there is a little chance we’ll move back in that direction. But the direction we moving into has an uncertain future. The two factors that control the future we could enter are automation and climate change. The automation factor includes moving into a world where technology takes over human muscle. The climate change factor has

  • Blanche's Metamorphosis In A Streetcar Named Desire

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    experienced the ultimate truth; moreover, being sent away to the mental institution allowed the liberation of her psyche. The streetcar named Desire switched over to Cemeteries and led to Elysian Fields. Both desire and death resulted in Blanche 's Elysium; in addition, without the two Blanche would have continued her charade and

  • Poseidon's Metamorphosis: A Narrative Fiction

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    tasted amazing. I saw all kinds of trees, even trees that I didn’t recognize, miniscule, large, and different shapes. I saw all kinds of creatures, flying, underground, walking, running, magical, massive, minute, everything! It felt like I was in Elysium. Eventually, after traveling for what seemed like hours, I reached the grand entrance of this massive palace. It was guarded by two of the creatures that I had come across before, they were taller and bigger than me and had armor on like a mortal