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    Mickey Mouse, a character famously known for his theatrics in animations created by Disney, is a work of anthropomorphism. What is anthropomorphism you ask? Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human qualities onto non-human objects and/or beings. Mickey Mouse was given the ability to speak human languages, operate machinery (i.e trains), and wears human-like clothing. Not many people know what anthropomorphism is exactly, however we use it almost on a daily basis for pets and/or other animals. We commonly use anthropomorphism to form an emotional bond between a human and such animal. Whilst this is pleasant for the general population, this emotional bond is what scientists tend to avoid when they conduct research on animals. It is believed that emotional bonds between such scientist and animal will affect the results…

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    Depending on the type of game, what the character role is in the game, and the history of the animal in videogames and real life, the animal characters can be anthropomorphic or realistically drawn, have similar or different traits to its real-life counterpart based on its character design and the game’s own design. Most known characteristics of anthropomorphism is wearing clothes, speaking, and walking on two legs. The design of the character can give or take traits/skills away from character…

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    When I think of the word authenticity, I would describe it as one 's ability to be genuine or real. When someone is authentic, there is nothing fake about them. They display their true self. The two papers we have read hold very true to the ideas of human authenticity. But, Sherry Turkle’s essay “Alone Together” holds a greater threat to human authenticity than Lauren Slater’s essay “Who Holds the Clicker?” In Turkle’s essay, she talks about the idea of “anthropomorphism.” Anthropomorphism is…

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    Animals In Narnia

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    those that are not. Additionally, the beavers are displayed to be one of the nicest creatures, aiding and sheltering the Pevensie children and this resonates with the fact that they are strongly anthropomorphized. Mr. Beaver drinks beer, fishes, and their home is described to have hanging ham and “strings of onions”; Mrs. Beaver owns a sewing machine, cooks grand meals, and makes tea (73). This is a rare example of completely humanizing an animal, as the only beaver characteristics kept by…

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    Quid Sit: What is Anthropomorphism and Agnosticism In Danielou’s chapter 2, The God of the Philosophers, two terms ,anthropomorphism and agnosticism, are brought to the reader’s attention midway through the chapter regarding God’s personality. Anthropomorphism is when human characteristics are given to God, and agnosticism is opposite of agnosticism because it means that God is either unknown or unknowable. “Le Roy puts the antinomy as follows: Either we shall define the word personality and…

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    The Roman civil wars, the assassination of Caesar, and the rise of Octavian’s empire led to hostilities and discords among the Roman Republic. The consequential political oppression brought by the Augustan Principate encouraged writers to utilize different literary devices to express their political ideologies about current events and the future of Rome. In this paper I will discuss how Augustan writers, Virgil and Ovid, utilized animal anthropomorphism as means of political expression in order…

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    continuous spectrum that does not finish. Anthropomorphism is the process of giving god-like figures, human-like qualities. By giving gods…

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    This demonstrates that Pi, in his mind, is visualizing the people on the lifeboat as animals. Considering the horrific things that were going on between the people on the lifeboat, Pi does this to block out reality. An example of anthropomorphism is Orange Juice and her parallelism to Pi’s mother, Gita. Gita, is a courageous, caring and kind person. In the human account of Pi’s ordeal, Gita valiantly strikes the cook and yells at him about how he could so easily cut off the young sailor's leg…

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    Martel’s anthropomorphism of the animals in Life of Pi serves to allow readers the choice of believing Pi’s original story or the alternate story he gives the Japanese investigators. Considering how often Pi interacts with animals throughout the novel, it is evident how Martel purposely personifies them in order to leave the reader in a daze. When two Japanese investigators come to question Pi towards the end of the novel, he describes his experience on the boat with Richard Parker; however, the…

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    superficial anthropomorphism, an inadequate type of anthropomorphism. However, what about wild animals that are illegally sold as pets because they are cute? It is important to think beyond the pets that are well known. Not having enough knowledge on animals, and "superficial anthropomorphism," keeps people from seeing harmful effects. In terms of wild pets, not even applied…

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