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  • The Branch Davidians: A Psychological Analysis

    David Koresh “claimed he had cracked the code of the Seven Seals in the Book of Revelation, which predicted events leading to the apocalypse. He told his followers that the Lord willed the Davidians to build an Army of God” (Koresh). The members believed everything Koresh was saying so they could be accepted which is why they agreed to collecting weapons to defend themselves. This is when the situation became the beginning of the end for the Branch Davidians, when they started stockpiling weapons. “The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms heard about this and requested a search warrant for Mt. Carmel but decided to make a surprise forced entry rather than serve the warrant” (Britannica). The Branch Davidians did not stand down and fought back. “The result was a 51 day standoff between Koresh and Federal agents” (Koresh). This event left Koresh, all his followers and the compound up in flames for proceeding to listen to a destructive leader's commands. In addition to normative social influence, these cults used the psychological method groupthink. Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people, in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an irrational or dysfunctional decision making outcome. Jonestown is a great example of groupthink because everyone believed in Jim Jones. Hundreds…

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  • Carlyle's Book Of Job Analysis

    expressed a pre-Darwinian skepticism, and although the two men presented their feelings differently, both adopted Biblical language to express a religious uncertainty. In canto 96 of “In Memoriam” Tennyson relates the story of God commanding the law to Moses on Mount Sinai, from Exodus 19 to 32, and "although the trumpet blew so loud," the Israelites still worshipped false idols (Black 228). In Exodus, God instructs Moses in direct, final statements, closed to interpretation. The worship…

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  • Touching The Void Film Analysis

    NAME OF THE FILM: TOUCHING THE VOID. DIRECTOR: KELVIN MACDONALD YEAR: 2003 This documentary talks more about climbers. To start with, the journey started as a routine climb for two professional mountain climbers, but was quickly transformed into a disastrous ordeal that tested both climbers’ strength and mental fortitude. Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald created a documentary film touching the Void, which is based on a book written by Joe Simpson recapping the events of this historic…

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  • The Owens Valley Analysis

    Introduction Postulated to be the result of either a long-runout landslide, or a structural pop-up, the Poverty Hills present a unique problem in the geologic community. Located on the western-most edge of the Basin and Range Province in eastern California (Fig.1), and within the Owens Valley basin, flanked by the Sierra Nevada and Inyo/White mountain ranges to the west and east, respectively. The hills are of particular interest as they represent an unusual combination of lithologies,…

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  • How To Mount Everest Essay

    Mount Everest Imagine: You are on Mount Everest, Nepal. You are hanging over what looks like a never ending abyss after falling through the treacherous paper thin ice covering the drop into the chasm were no light can penetrate. You were saved by knowing the terrain and weather patterns of Mount Everest, the immense amounts of snow, the wind, hidden chasms, ice everywhere, and etc. You made tools and clothes to keep you from falling off from ice and up to 175 mile per hour wind speeds…

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  • Fear And Regret In Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air

    Fear and regret can affect an individual’s mind to such an extent where they can make life-altering choices. In the non-fictional novel, Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer faces difficulty assisting not only himself but others through his journey on Mount Everest. He experiences many different stages of regret and fear on his expedition; first being, the lack of oxygen. This lead to Jon’s fear of his possible fate and the remorse of his actions due to deficiency of trust in his peers and the lost the…

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  • Summary Of Tikki-Tavi '

    Taking Risks to Undertake a Mission People often take risks to undertake a mission. For example, Ahmedi climbed a mountain on a prosthetic leg to reach freedom. Aengus wandered hollow lands to find the girl he fell in love with that disappeared. Rikki-tikki-tavi took the risk to go into the cobra hole and kill the cobras to protect a British family. Ahmedi and Aengus both have to travel somewhere to accomplish their goal, while Rikki-tikki risked his life to protect a British-English family;…

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  • Analysis Of Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air

    Mount Everest is one of the most notorious landmarks due to its record breaking height. This height is what attracts many climbers, qualified or incapable, to tackle the challenges the mountain brings. Jon Krakauer was one of many people to take the challenge, and reported his journey in his book, Into Thin Air. Along his adventure among his guided group, Krakauer witnesses the deaths of others and brings the question of who is responsible for these tragedies. It may be easy to point fingers at…

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  • Lord Byron Influences

    was a notorious writer that influenced and gave light to many events, life subjects, and even other writings. Byron was known for writing poems that could be viewed In many different ways. A perfect example of his art can be the short poem titled “Darkness”. According to an article, “7 Real Natural Events that Inspired Works of Science Fiction” written by Lauren Davis, Byron was in a small group that included other writers such as: Mother of Frankenstein, Mary Shelly and author of the poem The…

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  • Mount Everest Team Simulation Essay

    During the Mt. Everest team simulation, we learned quite a bit about what it means to be on a team. When climbing Mt. Everest in both a simulation and in real life you really depend on your team to do what is necessary to reach a goal. This could be a simple personal goal (such as the photographer to stay at camp 1 and 2 an extra night) or a larger goal that is shared by multiple people on the team (the leader and marathoner’s goal of reaching the summit). Our team had achievements and failures,…

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