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    Terror and Horror By: Jia Yu Cheung Looking back at that day, I feel stupid. I start chuckling. When I think about it, a cold shudder still goes down my spine, but it’s all good. Everything is normal, well at least it is now. “Are you sure we’re old enough to go in?” I asked with a waver in my voice. “They will let us in. Chill out!” my friend, Kristen, said with a tone of assurance. “Yeah! Don’t be a little chicken! Bak! Bak! BAK!” my other friend, Crystal, teased with a hint of sarcasm in her

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    Horror is a genre that creates fear and terror by scaring the audience. Human’s worst fears and nightmares are recreated into films to re-induce the fear and then sold out at film premiers? Horror can creates creatures from something as little as an imagination. A source that I found that relates with horror and my concentration of the unknown and unexpected is a documentary called Crash of the Century. This documentary was created by Discovery World based on a true aviation disaster. Some may consider

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    lion’s courage. In Kelley Kalafatich’s TEDTalk, “Living with Courage: Embracing Fear to Follow Your Heart” she quotes Eleanor Roosevelt about what it takes to face your fears, Roosevelt says, “You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along’” (Roosevelt). To me, this quote is crucial to gaining true courage because anyone can do something they are afraid of, but without reflecting upon that experience, possessing courage is not possible. Courage

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    French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet was born into the world in France’s Liore region on September 3, 1953. Beginning in early childhood, Jeunet had a very intense imagination that later brought him major success from the beginning of his film career to now. As early as eight years old, Jeunet began experimentation in filmmaking when he rented out a small theater for a short story he wrote. Around the age of 17, he began to extensively watch movies and TV to analyze details of film language. He especially

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    Byron Howard and Rich Moore’s 2016 film, Zootopia, got a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an 8.1 on IMDb and was overall a great film. Although this film was an action-packed, adventure, crime film it appears to have different levels of complexity. The movie actually shows stereotyping, racism, judgement, and many more. “Don’t Judge a book by it’s cover.” “Looks can be deceiving.” Even though we have heard these phrases as a kid they never really stuck in our minds like they were meant to, but this

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    the Devil. The symbol of the long night represents the abandonment of God from Elie. By turning Elie’s life into a single long night, the camps make him disregard his religion to focus on his survival, turning him from a human into an animal. The horrors of the camps change Elie’s

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    There is one big question in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley that everyone asks and that is “Who is more human, Frankenstein or his creation?” and the answer to that is his creation. The reason the creation is more human than Frankenstein is because Frankenstein is neglectful and cruel to his creation. Frankenstein does not take any responsibility for his creation and acts like his creation is nothing to him. Frankenstein condemns the creature to loneliness and persecution. The creature is not a monster

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    Fear is within everybody in the world, nobody can escape it and nobody can avoid encountering it. Fear can define many things: being unable to talk to others, having a rush of adrenaline because something is frightening , or just the fact that the task at hand is too hard to handle and someone could potentially yell at someone for not completing it. Fear is the main element in both the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s nest and the film The Ward. Being in a mental ward is not as bad as many people

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    When I saw the trailer for this movie I was really exited the first Maze Runner movie have been a really good adaptation of the book. Even if you weren't familiar with the original source written by James Dashner you still could enjoy this post-apocalyptic vision of our future. After escaping from the Maze, Thomas, Newt, Minho, Teresa Agnes, Frypan and Winston are welcomed by Mr. Janson in a protected facility. They meet other survivors from other mazes, and they learn that everyday, a group of teenagers

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    Text Connection Essay “The suspense is terrible, I hope it lasts” (Oscar Wilde). Suspense makes a reader not want to put down a book and imagery is proof. In both Full Tilt and “The Lady Or The Tiger” imagery is the key component when it comes to suspense. Neal Shusterman uses imagery to create suspense in the mystery novel Full Tilt. “They were the screams of riders torn apart by the twisted reflections of their own inner selves” (Shusterman _).In this example Shusterman uses imagery to describe

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    Imagine your greatest fears just waiting for you at the bottom of the basement stairs. The day Loonette the clown was on the tv was the worst day of my life. Ok maybe i’m being just a tad dramatic but it was petrifying. Let me explain; When I was younger I was really afraid of clowns. I was especially afraid of this show that used to come on tv called “The Big Comfy Couch.” It sounds like a harmless little kid show but it was anything but that. It was about this deranged girl who always dressed

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    Fear In Short Story

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    Compare and contrast Fear is like a disease, it will worsen, and spread until your ability to think has vanished and you begin to die. Fear is a powerful tool used by many authors to create good stories. Many elements contribute to making the idea of fear in story too.an example of fear in stories is  the The Lottery by Shirley Jackson  and Examination Day by Henry Slesar. The Lottery takes place at a village that hosts a lottery every year. The main character, tessa, wins it and gets stoned to

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    Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1900), directed by Arthur Marvin, is considered to be the first screen adaptation of Sherlock Holmes`s character. It is a silent film which lasts only 30 seconds. Besides, it is the first officially recorded movie in the detective genre. The fact that no one else but Sherlock Holmes was the first book character who started the development of detective films is definitely very significant and symbolic: "…it is an early trick film clearly made for viewing on a mutoscope or

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    The word “monstrous” can be confused with the definition of “monster” as something inhuman, something or someone who has lacks of remorse or caring for things that a normal human being should care for. In literature, the word monster is used to refer to men/women who have done horrible mistakes like murder or those who have no regard for life and nature. Victor Frankenstein is the real monster of the story because he condemned everyone around him to dead because the isolation that he provoked by

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    Comparison of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Black Cat” Edgar Allan Poe is also well known for writing gothic literature, which is found in the majority of his writing. In class, we read “The Tell-Tale Heart” and after reading “The Black Cat” I noticed that it has many similar aspects, and has a lot in common. Both stories show the main character getting crazier as the story goes on, and they both present an unreliable narrator. The “The Tell-Tale Heart” as well as “The Black

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    Pulp Fiction, a gangster film centred around crime and drama, was directed and written by Quentin Tarantino, staring John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Samuel Jackson. The Oscar award winning film details the lives of two hitmen, a gangster, and the gangster’s wife Jules Winnfield (Samuel Jackson) and Vincent Vega (John Travolta), are on a mission to retrieve a stolen briefcase from their employer, and mob boss, Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames). Mia, (Uma Thurman) plays the role as Wallace’s wife, who

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    Captain Vidal, is running a small military in the mountains to undermine the guerilla resistance in that region. Unlike many of the films and texts we’ve discussed thus far, characters in Pan’s Labyrinth are more clearly pure good or pure evil. As a horror fantasy film, I personally found it to be entertaining and occasionally humorous and empowering, despite the brutal depictions of violence and disturbing conflict. My perception of the socio-political situation of the Spanish Civil War was not strongly

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    I do agree with this because for the longest time humans were afraid of the dark because of the dangers it held. Then, once humans were able to defend themselves and had means of making torches for light, humans began to venture into the darkness, but they always had a light with them. The fear of the dark stayed with them because it wasn't that they were scared they would be unable to protect themselves, what scared them is that they had no idea what they would need to protect themselves from, nor

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    Rhetorical Analysis of Michael Moore’s “Sicko” Documentary Sicko is a documental film made by Michael Moore in 2007. The director is the main speaker in the movie. Moore is a famous American documentary maker who was awarded for several of his works. There was not any special occasion for creation of this film; it looked like the director collected enough facts from different time periods and social groups and decided to reflect the situation in his new project. Moore mentioned some horrible, contradictory

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    The novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, is the story of how an irresponsible scientist named Victor Frankenstein brings a creature to life without considering all the repercussions that may occur. Victor was not prepared to face any challenges that came along with creating new life and he failed to meet any of his creatures' needs. Throughout the entire novel, the creature was given a negative connotation, but the reality of the situation was the creature is the victim despite any of the sinister

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