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    Greed is a common influence on characters seen in literature. Its effects can vary from causing slight tension to destroying lives. The pieces Frankenstein, “The Bloody Chamber”, “Goblin Market”, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and The Importance of Being Earnest all use development to display the effects of greed on both the individual experiencing it and on those close to him or her. Frankenstein, a novel written by Mary Shelley, describes the life of Victor Frankenstein, a mad scientist, who allowed his greed to consume himself. This was initially shown in his tireless devotion to creating the creature. While assembling its body, he stated that “[his] cheek had grown pale with study, and [his] person had become emaciated with…

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    According to the statement, humankind tries to suppress their primal desires such as “revenge, conquest, lust and greed” but these attempts will always be contended by our inherent bestial nature. Referred to as ‘The Beast Within’, our dark side has been heavily featured within literature since time immemorial, which only substantiates our perverse (albeit secret) attraction to it. Throughout time the representation of ‘The Beast Within’ has evolved in literature, from biblical myths such as…

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    of an angry and vengeful witch who was completely devoted to the devil himself, the family seeks refuge from the investigators, who later triumph in removing the possessive spirit from the families household. The witch in the story is obviously displayed to be the antagonist, she is a powerful and a strong representative of evil itself, the history on the story indicates that by sacrificing her newborn child which is the ultimate sacrifice to the devil she obtains a greater source of magic.…

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    In history The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a novel that has a very gothic-science theme. In this novels an educated man/Doctor does secret experiments that passes it intent. The result of these experiments is the release of a split personality. In this essay there will be many topics discussed and presented. For example, how is The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde can be seen as an addiction, Why this story persisted into the present day, and a compare and contrast of the…

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    Good and evil, a concept that has distracted mankind for countless centuries, and has led to both philosophical, and religious debates worldwide. What can be considered good? What is evil? Are people born good and made into evil? Or are there some beings that are just inherently evil? The concepts get tossed to and fro in every context, with little resolution. In this paper, I will outline how Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde portrays good and evil in a vastly different than that of Frankenstein, and what…

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    Danny Najera

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    I want to be a doctor, an artist, a scientist, and a poet. My dreams are grandiose, but I have taught about these things often. I chose my Biology Professor Danny Najera from Green river College to interview. I chose Dr. Najera because he is a research scientist who is passionate about his work. Danny is not the typical scientist. He is a funny, sarcastic character. This man is not clean shaven rather he can be described as a rough, ruddy man. His hair is long, and his face not shaven. His…

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    , and if so, should a scientist research and share scientific information or leave it alone. For years in the past humans used the gods/God to explain all the natural events that happened in the world. In Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s essay he shows the contrast between science and knowledge and using the gods/God to explain scientific feats. Tyson claims that scientists must choose because knowledge cannot work with the act of referring to a deity as an explanation for the acts in the world. Tyson…

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    wrong and pushes its pursuer to explore knowledge that had previously never been explored. Scientists are expected to grasp knowledge that no one had ever before been presented with, making the field of scientific research one filled with risk and unpredictability. In the excerpt from The Great Influenza,…

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    achievments were very minor and at the concern of his father he was removed. His father stated, "You care for nothing but shooting dogs and rat catching, and you will be a disgrace to yourself and your whole family." Robert Darwin enrolled his son in Edinburgh to study medicine. Young Darwin did not like the subject and could barely even watch operations, which at that time they performed without Anesthesia. In 1827 Charles was sent to Christ's College in Cambridge to prepare for holy…

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    Stereotypes are beliefs about a particular group that are pervasive and generally accepted as true. Stereotypical representations of scientists reduce women’s interest in STEM. Research by Cheryan, Drury, and Vichayapai (2012) found that when exposed to a stereotypical computer scientist, women’s interest in computer sciences declined, regardless of the gender of the scientist. For the study, women from non-computer science undergraduate programs met with a man or woman who exemplified computer…

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