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  • Sigmund Freud's The Uncanny

    being a dual reality system. The town itself in the games is meant to be a New England style tourist trap. Which in the first game is the whole reason for the main character Harry Mason to be in the tow. Once the main character enters the town they are immediately unsettled, as are the players who play the game. The town is covered in a dense fog that takes the familiar and makes it seem strange and foreign. This is the first of the dual realities commonly referred to as the fog world in which almost everything is intact and looks like it would in reality but hidden behind thick fog. The second is the Otherworld in which everything is warped by the main character’s psyche with a common theme. It warps the familiarity that the Fog World has into something much darker and unsettling. As Freud states; “Something has to be added to what is novel and unfamiliar to make it uncanny.” (418). The fog in the fog world makes familiar shapes look foreign and even threatening, while the otherworld warps it further and makes it look horrific in some games. This concept is further emphasized through the monsters that the player character fights the Fog World has more humanoid or familiar monsters while the Otherworld could warp those monsters and make them horrific or have monsters that have no familiar characteristics. Making plenty of use of the concept of the Uncanny Valley in which something appears human but are not human enough to be comforting. Freud explains this concept (despite…

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  • Absurdity In One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Essay

    that would more closely fit that of a machine, referring to the Big Nurse’s hand bag as a toolbox, filled with “thousand parts she aims to use in her duties today—wheels and gears, cogs polished to a hard glitter, tiny pills that gleam like porcelain, needles, forceps, watchmakers’ pliers, rolls of copper wire…” (4). He refers to society as a “combine” (40), and the asylum as a factory for the combine, made “for fixing up mistakes made in the neighborhoods and in the schools and in the churches”…

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  • Descriptive Christmas House Research Paper

    It’s pea soup outside as Jared and I put our rods and backpacks into my car. The dawn light is barely breaking the horizon. We drive to our secret lake in acres of avocado groves. We park and turn on our head lamps and hop the fence. As we hike through 2 miles of avocado groves the sweet smell of ripe fruit enhances the clean crisp morning air filling us with adrenaline and pure stoke. As we crest the hill we look down on our city covered in thick fog. The sun breaks the horizon filling the…

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  • Personal Narrative: To Be Alone

    up together and nothing can separate us. I pulled my leather jacket on over my gray sweater, because at this time in the fall, I can never predict when the wind will pick up. Just before I darted out the door, I grabbed my dad’s worn-out, old, gray hat, mostly out of habit, and slipped it on. Bernie bounded out the door, pushing me aside to grab his bone, however I strided outside to join him in the yard. I sat on the tire swing that my dad had made for me last year. Since the swing overlooked…

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  • Fog Monologue

    sprawled up on the picnic table and back arched to try and conform to the rigid wooden chair that would never be comfortable. My eyes were shut, and my sigh was soft. My chest hurt, but not in a broken-hearted kind of way. It was actually physical, but I tried to ignore it. I felt like crying for no reason, but I didn't. Is there a scholastic explanation for gut feelings? I’ve never bothered to hold onto memories of scientific names or the intricacies at work within the universe. It’s probably…

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  • Fog Of War Analysis

    In the “fog of war”, war is seen through the eyes of McNamara. McNamara explains the tasks taken during war. In lesson 4 McNamara said “Lemay said, ‘If we’d lost the war, we’d all have been prosecuted as war criminals.’ And I think he’s right, He and I’d say I, we're behaving as war criminals.” (Fog of war) Both Lemay and McNamara knew the devastating consequences of firebombing most of Japan. All the innocent civilians killed were just another number in McNamara calculations. McNamara…

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  • The Fog Of War Analysis

    The Fog of War As stated in “The Fog of War” Robert S.McNamara was an American business executive and the eighth U.S. Secretary of defense. He is also recognized for helping guide the United States into the Vietnam War, which made him an important figure in the controversial figure. He also faced many challenges during the Cuban missiles when the Cuba pointed to the American.Comparing to the current leaders they are causing lots of violence, such as dropping a bomb on the other country without…

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  • The Light In The Fog Analysis

    The Light in the Fog She wandered into the fog. The fog wrapped her in postnatal gloom. Deep in the bowels of her being, she flopped like a rag doll. Unable to stand, she crawled the wasteland. "Goo," gurgled Emma. Lisa turned at the sound. She roused herself from the numbness that weighed her down and stumbled to the cot. The Misery of Sin One, two, three, and out goes he! In tailored suit and leather shoes, Mr Loral Johnson, MP, strode to the Iron Door and pressed the button. Inside a…

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  • The Fog Of War Summary

    The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara is a documentary about the life of Robert S. McNamara. McNamara is the former United Stated Secretary of Defense, therefor has a large military background. McNamara gives first hand insight into different decisions made during his time in office, as well as eleven lessons he learned during his lifetime. He outlines these in his documentary, which interviews McNamara as well as illustrates some of the things he saw while in…

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  • Film Analysis: The Fog Of War

    The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara was a truthful, but limited, account of the major events--events ranging from the Great Depression, World War 2, Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam War, and the Cold War--that the United States took part in during the twentieth century (Fog). These events are seen and told through the eyes and first hand experiences of Robert S. McNamara. Robert McNamara served as the United States secretary of defense from 1961 to 1968, serving under…

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