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    Speed Demons Imagine a teenager announces that she passed her written test and received her driver’s permit. An experienced driver’s first reaction is to tell the teenager to announce when she will be on the road so they can stay off of it. When teenagers first become participants in the driving world, they favor speed; as a result, few people trust them. Teenagers are not mature enough to take on the road at 15 ½, because of this, an increase in the minimum age required to receive a learner’s…

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    The Demon in Thomas Pynchon’s Crying of Lot 49 has the complex role of addressing the ideas of information, interpretation, and existence. The Demon is the functional aspect of the Nefastis machine which endlessly sorts molecules in the hopes of creating order and energy without the use of work. This process parallels Oedipa’s journey towards finding the Trystero, as she too faces the struggle of collecting information, and the problem of how to interpret the information she collects. Not only…

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    Life’s Demons Everyone has quirks about themselves that they may not appreciate. For example, I’ve had an irrational fear of clocks since I was a young kid. You cannot choose your personality or the struggles we deal with in everyday life. Baggage causes a heavy weight upon our shoulders, and the trials people all have to face at points in life are hard. For me, my struggles came earlier than most. My sophomore year of high school I discovered I had a hard time up in the morning, go to…

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    Archer, Seth. ""I had a Terror": Emily Dickinson's Demon." Southwest Review 94.2 (2009): 255-74. ProQuest. Web. 21 Apr. 2016. This work by Archer is centered around Dickinson's life whilst directly addressing her depression and suggesting she also may have had a panic disorder. Unlike all my other sources, this source is written more like a biography and gives insight less to her work and more to her life. The piece is written because of Dickinson's admittance to having "a terror" that she…

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    An unexpected knock comes from the door and I almost don’t answer. I don’t want to answer it. I’m back in the room, I woke up for the first time as a demon in this stupid rebel base. There are two guards constantly posted at my door, and it’s been nearly five days since we arrived. We was easy to escape the lab once in the carrier and within an hour, we picked up Walker and Skye. Flying was partly terrifying since mine and Flich’s flying skills are horrible. Even when Jensen woke up, he was…

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    The Demon in the Mirror: Pearl’s Role in the Scarlet Letter In The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne’s daughter Pearl is a character that holds some complexity. Pearl, who begins the novel as an infant, is shown to have an intense correlation with the scarlet letter, which Hester is forced to wear as a token of her act of adultery. Almost every interaction mother and daughter have is under the shadow of the letter in some way or another. She points it out almost every chance she gets, even refusing…

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    to its method, validity, and scope. It is the investigation of what distinguishes justified beliefs and pure opinion (“Epistemology”). What does it really mean outside of its textbook meaning? Carl Sagan helps readers understand it in his book, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, through one of the best representations of the study of knowledge: science. As Sagan puts it, “Science is a way to call the bluff of those who only pretend to knowledge. It is a bulwark against…

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    the horror movie It Follows, Jay is a teenage girl who has sex with her new boyfriend, Hugh, in his car on one of their dates. But, then she is comatose by him and wakes up to find that she will be pursued by a demon, whose appearance can be any person, and only she can see that demon. And if she is caught by that demon, it will kill her and then back to pursue the previous person who passes this curse. After that, he drives the terrifying Jay home and flees. The next day, Jay starts to see…

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    The pagan gods were and still are shells for demons that live in the world. God protects those who do not stray from Him from the demons, however, those who turn away are vulnerable to interaction with the evil spirits. Spirits have lived in our world since the beginning of the world. Spirits can be evil and can be of good. God and His angels talk and guide the faithful and righteous, and the evil spirits like Satan and his “minions” attempt pull us away from what is true and right. The only way…

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    the little girl, Regan, is possessed by a demon and her body is completely taken over by it. The movie’s opening scene provided the clues towards later answering who the demonic is in the movie. Throughout the entire film you see occurrences of the demon taking over the actions and bodies of its host. The opening scene is an example of when the demonic over took the actions of the archaeologist/priest. Having located what I believe to be a relic of the demon, the change in the priest is…

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