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  • Monster Culture: Neo-Nazism

    Monster Culture - Neo-Nazism Beginning just before the mid-1900s, the idea of National Socialism (more commonly known as Nazism) came about in Germany and the rest of Europe after the release of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf. The main purpose behind the people who supported this ideology was to promote a what was dubbed a master race, composed of white, blonde hair and blue eyed, non-Jewish people, known as Aryans. In the present day, Nazism has taken on a new form, most notably being American white supremacists. Now known as “Neo-Nazis”, these people follow the basic principles as Hitler’s followers once did, though their presence has shifted to not only hating non-Jewish people, but rejecting anyone who isn’t white, or who has different political…

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  • Why Is Neo Nazism So Popular Today

    Holocaust denial. There are many reasons for Neo Nazis to be around today after the Holocaust. Russia is the main part of the world where these groups started and would get together and discuss their new course or action. Acts of genocide still occur today in many parts of the world because no one has admitted to these acts, and no one is being prosecuted for these cruel crimes against humanity. These groups are so popular because of all the constant threat of war; unstable economies,…

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  • American History X Character Analysis

    The majority of the most memorable characters in movies and even TV shows are the ones that don’t feel like characters at all. They feel like actual living people and not just an actor playing a role. If a character doesn’t evolve throughout the course of the movie but instead remains stagnant and emotionless, then the viewer can’t really connect with that character. People learn and grow and change because of their environment, and the characters that can recreate this human trait on film are…

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  • John Hadler's Temptation Of Evil

    There are many instances where “good” people fall into the temptation of evil. This can be seen in history, now and most definitely in the future. It is not difficult to influence people into actions or following certain beliefs. Especially when the consequences will directly impact them or their loved ones. It is common to correlate such temptations to youth’s transition into adulthood. However, it is not uncommon in adults as well. Particularly in difficult periods in history. John faces many…

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  • Analysis Of Plato's Allegory Of The Matrix

    A very white, vampiric looking man lives a boring life of what seems to be a daily routine, dragging himself from his house to work and back again. One day Neo starts questioning the world around him through late night computer hacking and discovers a man named Morpheus whom comes around with the answers; telling Neo that he lives in world controlled by machines and everything is not what it seems. Morpheus gives him the option of getting out of this alternate reality through a red pill. He gets…

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  • Ignorance In Wachowski's Allegory Of The Cave

    that the prisoners and Neo are unaware of the truth that their reality is false due to their lack of knowledge and misunderstanding of the real world. In "Allegory of the Cave", the prisoners are trapped in a cave by unknown people since birth. Their necks and legs are chained so that they can't move, and all they can see are shadows cast from a fire that is always burning behind them. As Socrates says, ¨they only see their own shadows, or the shadows of one another, which the fire throws on the…

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  • Allusions In The Movie The Matrix

    Is Neo really “the One”? “The Matrix” is a very well organized movie. There are many different scenes that symbolize various types of conclusions about society. Neo, Trinity, Morpheus, Cypher, Switch, as well as many other characters have different meanings to their names. In order to see all of the symbolic references in “The Matrix” you need to look very closely. “The Matrix” illustrates that modern-day life may not be as simple and complex as it could be. Characters in “The Matrix” are part…

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  • Analysis Of Siddhartha's Journey To The Truth

    off by introducing Siddhartha 's struggle; "Siddhartha had begun to feel the seeds of discontent within in him... He had begun to suspect that that his worthy father and his other teachers, the wise Brahmins, had already passed on to him the bulk and best of their knowledge" (Hesse 5). Similarly, Neo, the main character in the Wachowskis ' The Matrix, feels a similar discontentment with his world, even though he is incredibly intelligent. Siddhartha is a successful scholar and Thomas Anderson is…

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  • Difference Between The Matrix And Nozick's

    Although in Nozick 's example, individuals start outside the machine, those in The Matrix, like Neo, begin life in the Matrix. Neo 's subsequent choice to unplug from the Matrix to confront the real world would go against status quo bias and aversion loss, which, I suggest, explains why The Matrix 's narrative revolves around sinister machine rulers, who treat humans as mere batteries, and aim…

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  • Examples Of Appearance And Reality In The Movie The Matrix

    The world demonstrated in the movie, does not seem like anything out of the ordinary. The people in the movie are all living their lives, juggling busy schedules and personal dramas. It is not until the main character, Neo, acknowledges for himself that the entire world he believed to be genuine, was in fact an illusion in his mind and that his entire body was hooked to a wire that teleported his reason into a Martian-like world. An interesting concept is brought up once Morpheus explains to Neo…

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