Uncanny X-Men Essays

  • James Mcteigue's Film V For Vendetta

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    James McTeigue’s film, V for Vendetta is about a fascist government dubbed the Norsefire party taking power through fear and intimidation, the only person opposing them is an anarchist vigilante whose only moniker is V. The director uses the character V to illustrate the idea of revenge, whilst reinforcing the theme through the use of camera angles, sound, lighting and symbolism throughout the film. Throughout the film, McTeigue uses V to display the idea of revenge in his film. This is explained

  • Kraken In Beowulf

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    The Guardian of the Sea Long ago when the world was new, it infested with unholy monsters and creatures that even the gods have trouble controlling. One of the most fearsome monsters that ever lived was the Kraken, an immortal beast of gigantic proportions with seven immense tentacles, a beak the size of three whales, dark scaly skin that only weapons of the gods could puncture, two giant eyes that were the size of ships, and a head larger than even a small island . Even the mightiest of ships were

  • Who Is The Conch In Lord Of The Flies

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    William Golding's “Lord of the Flies,” tells the story of a group of English boys forsook on a tropical island. Golding's novel demonstrates the battle between good v.s evil, civilization v.s savagery and law v.s anarchy within human society. As time continues to pass the boys descend further and further down the path of savagery, ignoring societal norms and expectations. Throughout the book, the author places numerous symbols that reinforce aspects of civilization. Three of which being the conch’s

  • Lord Of The Flies Weather Analysis

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    Lord of the Flies, Lord of the Weather William Golding, awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature in 1983, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1979, the coveted Booker Prize in 1980, wrote Lord of the Flies (1954), a dystopian novel about a group of British boys who survive a plane crash and are forced to live on their own without parents. William Golding uses weather to represent the loss of sanity and the destruction of civilization throughout the island, as well as, weather in the

  • Essay About Jack's Death In Lord Of The Flies

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    Several different circumstances converge and lead to the first murder on the island. The multiple factors that caused the death to occur were Jack, the beast, the storm, the dancing, and Simon’s constant wandering off alone. Without these factors the first murder on the island would have been very different, but either way Simon would have eventually been killed. To start off, Jack was one of the main factors that lead to the murder. Jack’s madness and cruelty affected the other boys’ minds and

  • Use Of Violence In A Better World Movie Essay

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    In A Better World Violence is a natural phenomenon. Human beings are violent by nature. We should it as a face and deal with it in a peaceful mindset. It has been in our culture from the beginning, we use violence in order to get what we want and survive in the harsh world. Humans cannot live without violence because without violence, human beings cannot live in this world. There is an urge for us to kill. But now, violence has gone too far and it must be tamed like an animal. Violence is used

  • The Curse Of Knowledge In Homer's The Odyssey

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    be. Unfortunately, knowledge can make decisions hard to make. There are too many options presented. A leader might want absolute control and force his agenda on his people. In a similar way Odysseus is a great leader, this is shown as he leads his men through the Trojan war. however, he faces many challenges and makes many decisions. In “The Odyssey,” Homer uses internal and external conflicts to reveal Odysseus as an intelligent and hopeful, but selfish character. Intelligence is a valued trait

  • Penelope's Guile In The Odyssey

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    trial, in which he is locked up with his crew in the cave of Polyphemus, the man-eating cyclops. In this life-or-death situation, Odysseus thoughtfully devised a plan to escape. He first intoxicated Polyphemus with wine to prevent him from eating more men. Polyphemus soon fell asleep and the crewmen

  • Gender Identity In X-Men

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    superhero team is Marvel’s X-Men. Anyone who is familiar with the X-Men knows the mutants struggle to be accepted in society. Mutants have a genetic mutation that gives them superhuman powers and abilities. People see the superhuman abilities the mutants possess as a treat to the society around them. The widespread fear of the mutants created a political stance against the mutants. The government heavily promotes individual people to judge and exclude the mutants. In X-Men: Days of Future Past, the

  • The Polar Express

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    The facial animations, in particular, were a big issue in the movie which leads it into Uncanny Valley, this is because as the more something is made to resemble a human the more you see the flaws, thus making it unsettling, ironically the less detailed or realistic something looks it can pass off as human, for example how the 3D Disney character style is always accepted and never seen as uncanny. In Polar Express the characters are not badly made, they do look good, but it is the character

  • The Uncanny Valley

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    Lastly is Masahiro Mori’s “ The Uncanny Valley” (1970) which is only applicable when analyzing the creation of Popolac and Podujevo can only be utilized to understand the uncanny effect of their material properties and physical attributes but nothing beyond that. In his article, Mori argues that robot designers should stray from particular attributes unless they want to risk falling into the uncanny valley. These attributes rely on factors such as familiarity, human

  • Deckard Character Analysis

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    The movie, Blade Runner, was inspired by Philip K. Dick’s novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? In the novel, Richard Deckard, a young bounty hunter, retires androids using the Voigt-Kampff test to detect low levels of empathy. However, Blade Runner adds a new character named Gaff who helps portray Deckard as a pawn, a special agent specifically chosen to defeat the Nexus-6 androids threatening Earth. In the film, Gaff’s actions, words, and origami “gifts” subtly suggest Deckard is an android

  • Reasonably Insane In Margaret Atwood's Oryx And Crake

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    The article “Reasonably Insane: Affects and Crake In Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake” by Ariel Koon, details how the characters of the novel are impacted the society that are a part of. The character of Crake is analyzed for his motives to wipeout the human race and how the society he is in pushed him to do it. The first part of the article focuses on the characterization of Crake. To readers, he seems to be neither good nor evil. He does not fit the typical identity of a “mad-scientist” even though

  • There Is A Dystopian Society

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    The definition of a dystopia is “a society characterized by human misery, squalor, oppression, and disease and overcrowding”. (Dictionary.com) According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the noun ‘dystopia’ first appeared in 1952. The first citation for the word ‘dystopian’, which wasn’t seen until a decade later, was mentioned in a speech written in the House of Commons by John Stuart Mill, a Victorian philosopher, in 1868. Mill’s speech lead to ‘Dystopian’ becoming a Victorian term. (The Curious

  • Fahrenheit 451 Uncanny Valley Analysis

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    A theory known as the uncanny valley blurs the lines between death and life, dipping into a sort of limbo in which one is never sure of what is in fact alive. Its focal point is on the familiarity of an object and how natural it seems in terms of human features and characteristics. This concept of the uncanny valley interconnects with several aspects of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. T​hrough the lens of the uncanny valley, Clarisse’s character e​xudes t​he natural aspect of life while the Mechanical

  • The Gambler's Descriptive Essay-Let The Dive Bar

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    beer, and smoke. Sure New York had banned smoking in most public establishments but this bar like many other dark dens didn’t seem to give a dam. “Oh hell, looks like we’re not the only ones here tonight.” He said indicating a booth where two men sat. One was wearing a dark green sweatshirt with the hood up over his head. The other was wearing a worn leather jacket, the back of his

  • The Awakening Relationship Analysis

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    The Ideal Friendship The friendship between Adele Ratigonlle and Edna Pontellier is perhaps one of the purest relationships in The Awakening. Kate Chopin places their relationship as an important factor to the story and to Enda’s character. The relationship between the two survives into the end of the book despite Enda and Adele being displayed as near opposites by that point. Adele is a happy, organized, house wife who enjoys her children and finds purpose in this lifestyle. Edna is juxtaposed as

  • Deportation At Breakfast Short Story

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    The story “Deportation at Breakfast” opens with a man, who we never learn the name of, entering a small restaurant early in the morning. He is new to this place called Clara’s and notices that only two tables are occupied. He sits at the counter and orders an omelet from the only person who seems to be working who is a man named Javier. While Javier is making the food, there are some policemen who come in and arrest him and take him out to their car. The man’s food is still on the grill so they start

  • Creon In Sophocles Antigone

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    wants whenever he wants. Although he is the king of Thebes, he is still kind of taking advantage of his power and step over the line. In another instance, in the same scene, Creon says, “Money! There is nothing more demoralizing as money. Homes gone, men gone, honest hearts corrupted, crookedness of all kinds, and all for money,” (pg. 201). Now, Creon is saying that anyone can be bribed into doing anything. He gave the example of “homes gone,” he also said that even the honest hearts can become corrupted

  • Personal Narrative-Semheralda's Story

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    bright, warm afternoon when my life was forever changed. I strolled through the village and all its commotion. Young children scampered around playing games that reminded me of my youth. The teenage boys and men were hauling in today’s catch: several generously sized buffalo. Among the group of men were my father, Sehcotum, and my brother, Chikonep. Then I smiled at them as I walked along the smooth dirt path that encompassed the village. Before making my way back home to prepare for the midday meal