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    creature’s violence to the damaged brain incorporated into the monster’s creation. The 2015 film, Frankenstein, directed by Bernard Rose, transitions the story into modern day Los Angeles. The film argues the monster, Adam, is haunted by his creators rejection, which results in a trail of bodies as he is forced into the world where his gradual corruption is not only internal but external as well. By the end of the film, Adam has become the embodiment of monstrosity and resolves that he must destroy himself, leaving audiences not with a handsome sacrificial hero, but the destruction of a monster. The Phantom of the Opera is a 1925 silent film adaptation and is viewed by many as the most faithful adaptation of Leroux’s work. The film featured Lon Chaney in the title role as the masked and facially deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House, causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to force the management to make the woman he loves a star. This is one of the more sympathetic versions of the Phantom, whose makeup eliminates a great deal of the character’s human features, but continues to build empathy with the audience as he is continually rejected by Christine for what appears to just be his appearance. The film takes after Leroux’s work, as the phantom drops the chandelier on an audience.There is a scene later in the film, in which the Phantom is blamed for the murder of Joseph Buquet, however, the Phantom is never shown killing the man in the film, a decision likewise…

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    In Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein she focuses on helping give the characters complex and developing personality traits. This is often expressed in the way the characters express their views about the world around them. She accomplished her goal by giving one of the most complex personalities to the monster itself. The monster starts out rather simpleminded however throughout the entire novel he develops to be a more educated and classy being. Nevertheless the monster is not ever truly happy…

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    The Babadook: Child 's Play Gone Wrong Is the monster in the closet or under the bed? Or is the monster really in the head? Finding a good horror movie can be challenging, due to the fact that most horror movies these days seem rather cliché or just don 't have an antagonist worth being scared over. Horror movies have lost their charm over the years as many horror movies seem too predicable or their script is badly written. The result of horror movies losing their charm is that people don’t…

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    It Follows Film Analysis

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    The movie that I reviewed was It Follows, a movie written and directed by David Robert Mitchell. The movie follows Jay Height: a teenager who is being pursued by a strange entity that is trying to kill her. This entity can take the shape of any person, stranger or loved one, and was passed down to her after sleeping with her boyfriend. The only people who can see the entity are those who have, at some point, been cursed by it. Throughout the movie, the entity relentlessly follows Jay, however,…

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    Horror films have dramatically increased in popularity each year. Producers come out with a new horror film in theaters at least every two months, and the results are satisfying to the audience. Almost every horror film tries to come up with something more intense and dreadful. The Babadook was released in 2014 and is still quite mindboggling. Many people do not understand that not all horror films are full of murders and blood. The Babadook is a movie that tests the classifications of being a…

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    became a part of the Freedom Summer program. When he arrived in Ohio for training, Goodman immediately bonded with Michael Schwerner, a Jewish boy from Mississippi and his friend, James Earl Chaney, a black man from Meridian, Mississippi. The three men traveled to do Mississippi to do work together. In Mississippi, they were immediately targeted by the Ku Klux Klan group, The White Knights. The men were arrested one afternoon by Deputy Sheriff Cecil Price, a Klan sympathizer. When the men were…

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    Pol Pot Propaganda

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    During this period Cambodia’s expressive heritage nearly disappear, not only theoretically but part of the population, mostly artists and other erudite minds that held opposite feeling to what the propaganda “required”, were murdered in what are know as “killing fields”. Under Pol Pot hegemony, one of the leader of the revolution that caused one of the 20th century’s biggest atrocities, the propaganda was aiming to a totally agrarian society and what followed was that innovative, suggestive or…

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    Freedom Summer Reflection

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    they had also wanted to address the inadequate schools. Although they had the right to vote, through intimidation, lynching, poll taxes and literacy exams made it difficult for African American citizens to register and exercise their right to vote. One of the main leaders was Bob Moses. Along with Bob Moses were several organizers and volunteers such as Julian Bond, Gwendolyn Z. Simmer, Patti Miller, Rita Schwerner, Tracy Sugarman (who was an illustrater), and Charlie Cobb. Behind these leaders…

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    what had happened just a few decades prior in Europe under Hitler’s rule. She did not want to say she did nothing (Watson, 131). Motivation also came in the form of hate from the whites in Mississippi, if they were reacting in such a volatile way that meant they had to be doing something right for those oppressed. Volunteers looked forward to the day that MLK had spoken in his “I Have a Dream” speech, and when President Lyndon Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act, that day seemed more in reach.…

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    Angka Child Soldiers

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    have the best schooling possible. In Phnom Penh, Ung’s family took for granted the education they had, but it was soon taken away from them. The Khmer Rouge disregarded the importance of education, and used children as tools to further their regime. Poor Ung never got the chance to have a real education as a young child, something I cannot imagine my life without. Political Prisoners or Targets “The women, children, and old villagers are allowed to use their arms to balance while they work…

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