David Lang

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  • The Dystopian Themes Of Dehumanization In George Orwell's Metropolis

    The classic silent film Metropolis (1927) was directed by the famous Fritz Lang and co-written by his ex-wife Thea Von Harbou. The film was produced in Weimar Germany post WW1, reflected by its German Expressionist style. Large portions of the film were believed to be lost until recently and the restored version was released 2010. It was the first film on UNESCO’s Memory of the Wold Register and has inspired sci-fi films like Star Wars and Bladerunner. George Orwell’s 1984 is a fiction novel that is recognised for its futuristic, dystopian themes. It is one of the most influential novels of the 20th century evidenced by phrases and concepts from the text joining with the English dictionary such as the term “Orwellian”. 1984 continues to maintain relevancy by influencing political discussions in the modern day and can therefore be recontextualised.Whilst these two texts have differing perspectives, values, significance and context they have similar content. Examples of this are the depiction of a dystopian society through the themes of altered time, a constant state of poverty and a dismal physical environment. These two texts also discuss dehumanisation through the sub-themes of Anti-Semitism, mechanization and lack of individualism. The theme of what happens when such dehumanisation is challenged by the protagonist in an attempt to retain human…

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  • Archetypes In Avatar Essay

    Archetypes are common themes, situations, characters, or symbols found in books, movies, or other types of media that are recognizable cross-culturally. The 2009 movie Avatar, directed by James Cameron, exhibits multiple archetypes that propel the plot through two separate subplots. Avatar is set in a distant planet known as Pandora. It is inhabited by the Native people (Na’vi), as well as humans who are after a rare and valuable metal only found on this planet. The humans develop Avatars, which…

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  • Boxing, Opportunities, And The American Dream Essay

    Boxing, Opportunities, and the American Dream Rocky is considered an American classic by many, and for obvious reasons. Rocky is not only a story about boxing, but a story about a man who doesn’t have much in his life, but manages to rise up to the top. It’s a rags-to-riches story; an example of how anyone can achieve the American Dream. Sylvester Stallone, who not only acted and directed this feature film, but wrote the screenplay for this film, stated that this film in it of itself is the…

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  • Panama, Florida-Personal Narrative

    It was 11:00 p.m. in Panama, Florida. Me and my friends Palo and Misty went out surfing because we couldn’t sleep. All of a sudden we hear the clouds starting to rumble. The waves were crashing into each other. My board started to shake then all of a sudden we heard a “BOOM” thunder and lightning came. We looked at each other and tried to go back as fast as we can. Then it hit it hit me…. Literally. Lightning had strike me I luckily was on my surfboard and didn’t fall into the water. My friends…

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  • Essay On Avatar

    The movie I decided to watch for my Film Review was Avatar, written and directed by James Cameron. Avatar was presented by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and in association with Dune Entertainment, Ingenious Film Partners, and Lightstorm Entertainment. Written originally in 1994, and eventually get filmed in The United States and New Zealand, James Cameron watched his script get brought to life. Avatar was just another success on Cameron’s record, following Titanic (1997) that broke all…

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  • Character Analysis Of Dimmesdale In The Scarlet Letter

    far from admitting this sin to the society he lives in. Yet guilt plays a major role throughout that eventually engulfs his whole life. While describing the minister’s room, subtle hints are hidden around those four confined walls in order to serve as a reminder of the awful deed he once committed. “The walls were hung round with tapestry, said to be from the Gobelin looms, and, at all events, representing the Scriptural story of David and Bathsheba, and Nathan the Prophet, in colors still…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of King David And Solomon

    in Bethlehem, Judah (Castel, 1985, p.87). He grew up the youngest of eight sons of Jesse, and has been linked with the Ammonite royal family (Rogerson, 1999, p.78; 2 Samuel, 10: 1-2; 17:25-7). As a teenager David joined the entourage of Israeli King Saul as a minstrel and harpsichord player. It was during this time period that he first gained notoriety when he defeated the ominous giant Goliath armed with a mere slingshot. In 1 Samuel 18:20-30 it states that with a dowry of 200 Philistine…

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  • King David Research Paper

    DAVID?S BIG LIFE AND THE BIG LESSONS IT OFFERS BELIEVERS To describe David as a legendary figure is an appropriate nod to the impact his life has had on multiplied millions. But the story of his life is not a legend, it is a fact and its scope is extraordinary. When you travel with David through the journey that was his life you are in for a wild ride filled with unbelievable highs and devastating lows. I can?t think of any Biblical biography ? a biography contained with Scripture ? that gives…

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  • Isolation In Let's A Quiet Storm

    While hidden, he was mentored and tutored by a priest Jehoiada, his aunt’s husband. No one knew about him except a few people. He was protected and guarded during a time when evil was warring against good. Joash had a destiny on his life. He was an heir to David and was considered royalty. Not everyone is chosen for royalty. To lead and/or become King has to be an appointment and anointing from God. “The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his…

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  • Ethos In The Aeneid

    prevent his message from falling on unreceptive ears, the author portrays his characterizes his subjects much the same way Virgil does. Highlighting the flaws of Saul, the “underdog” nature of David, as well as writing in a way that was not simply a listing of events, but instead focused on detail and emotion, were all ways in which the author of Samuel made his book both a story and a philosophical teaching. For example, Saul, like Aeneas, is presented with a choice between doing what God has…

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