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    In Tezuka Osamu’s Astro Boy series, there are many scenes where violence is inflicted upon either a machine or human character. Oftentimes the character escapes without a scratch, due to the “elastic” nature of physics in the manga format. However Astro Boy shows a clear divide between the impact of violence as well as the methods of recovery for humans and machines. Throughout Astro Boy, Tezuka Osamu shows that even though machine bodies are stronger, sturdier and repairable, human bodies are more resilient and adaptable; this leads to the implication that a posthumanist cybernetic world would see machines and humans as equal complements, rather than one group being strictly superior to the other. The first of many scenes that stands out throughout Astro Boy occurs on pages 72 – 73 of Volume II, in the…

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    series as it helped me learn more about myself. For you to create a distinct world, and map out how the series would progress is no easy feat for a storyline, especially while keeping your audience interested in every story arc. The complexity of the dynamic world you’ve created in your story is unparalleled to any other fictional pieces. Your devotion towards drawing out the story you’ve had in your mind, has led to the creation of an anime that has changed my life forever. Seeing this show…

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    Hayao Miyazaki, an influential Japanese film director who has produced animated films that still remain popular both in Japan and worldwide. Throughout this essay, one of his most famous animated films “My Neighbor Totoro” will be discussed, exploring the religious elements used in the film, based on a comparison of Shinto and Buddhism. This should help us understand how Miyazaki delivers the message that nature is sacred. To understand the religious elements of the film, we should discuss the…

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    The Steroid Era

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    In today’s day and age of baseball, we are all living in the so called, Steroid Era. It is named the Steroid Era because players over the last two decades have been caught using performance enhancers, which has become the latest major problem in the MLB. Performance enhancing drugs, which are commonly known as PED’s, means basically what it states; it enhances a player’s performance on the field. Over the last few years, members of the BBWAA have not voted in players that have been caught using…

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    apparently, they thought I was at a different Starbucks. Eventually, I went home by Uber. Speaking of Uber, whenever the drivers of Uber call me and try to tell me their locations over the phone, it 's hard to understand too. When I had to go back home from the baseball stadium (Minute Maid Park) alone, the driver told me to come in front of a shop. But I had no idea where it was. Apparently, he did not understand what I said either. So I walked relying on the GPS of my phone. At that time, my…

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    Imagine being handcuffed, to demonstrate a magic trick, by a man you thought you trusted and in a blink of an eye his intentions change and you end up with a rope around your throat. This was what John Wayne Gacy did to his many victims. John Wayne Gacy seemed to be a respected business man with many friends in high places, but his life would be an open book after his last murder of a boy by the name of Robert Piest. Wounded by his childhood, Gacy was taught to hide unusual yearning for the…

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    Definition Of Heroes Essay

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    Who Are Hero’s? Gunfire rings out through the quiet community at dusk; bullets riddle the air, flying towards an innocent boy perched on his mother’s porch. As a result, the serene atmosphere the boy enjoyed had been interrupted by discomfort as a bullet pierced his meager body. Of course, this young man needs some heroes, not ones who flutter through the sky, or ones with super strength, but everyday heroes who help us each day. His heroes show up. His mother rushes to the side of her precious…

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    “Faxelange” by Marquis de Sade, to the much more recent short story “Boys and Girls” by Alice Munro, the body is depicted in a profound and distinctive way. These stories show a trend in how society has viewed genders over the past few hundred years, as well as the evolution in the role that each gender “should” embrace. Thus, males and females have been seen as polar opposites of each other, as well as being seen as extremely comparable. Gender…

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    The amount and type of light present in the story is directly related to the perceived potential for happiness. As a young boy, before seeing death for the first time, Carson found the most comfort during “afternoons in the barn … when the light was at it’s apex” (Rash 15). This light bathes the barn in gold and symbolizes pure contentment. Nothing was blocking the light, or good, in Carson’s life. This changed later in his life. While at war in Korea, he relied on the stars for reminders of…

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    Equality Different People have different interpretation and assumption as to whether it is more important to educate girls or boys. People believe that the education of boys is more significant than that of the girls. Some say that female belongs in the home at the same time male goes out to work, it has drive a lot of women more determined about what they can accomplish from life. Girls are likely to study there academic courses, which can put into use for greater eligibility in…

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