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    Sociological Analysis of The Nightmare Before Christmas The Nightmare Before Christmas, a stop-action animation movie written by Tim Burton and directed by Henry Selick, is a classic Halloween movie. With Halloween quickly approaching, a sociological analysis of this film seemed particularly appropriate. This film demonstrates many sociological phenomena in our society, but the one that was most prominent was Role Theory. This film shows how society prescribes us roles, and how filling these roles and expectations impacts our lives and who we are as social beings. The first example of Role Theory that was evident while watching this film was the representation of specific roles within our society. Many of these were very easy to identify,…

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    Wes Craven read about in an LA newspaper. The story is of a child that survived the killing fields of Cambodia and made it to the United States. The family made it to the United States and the child continuously told his parents of this creature that would come into his dreams and chase him. The creature would try and kill him every time. Each time the child told his parents of this, his parents just thought their child had an overactive imagination. Eventually the child got so scared that he…

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    Lucid Dreaming: The Start of Great Possibility Baku, a dream eater in Japanese Legend, is a spirit animal that visits people’s homes and eats their nightmares. In Greek mythology, Morpheus is a messenger who has the ability to enter someone’s dream and deliver messages from the gods. His brother Phobetor, who is a shape shifter and is often found in the form of a snake, is the bringer of nightmares. The origin of the English word “nightmare,” is Mara, who is also an evil spirit that changes…

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    This trailer is for the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, which contains many of the codes and conventions expected of both a movie trailer and a horror movie. While the titles/intertitles, transitions, and voice overs have clear meaning within the codes of movie trailers, the sound effects, dialogue, and locations follow the codes of the horror movie genre. This analysis will seek to understand each of these components and how they correlate to the two larger sets of codes. As…

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    off than she looks saying, "She'll seem better tomorrow, but she won't be Conor" (Ness 55). This gets Conor to have a conflict inside; he knows his grandma is right but does not want to overcome and rather hide his fear, pushing it away. However, as soon as Conor's mum gets worse it soon hits Conor he must face the truth. During the chapter of ‘School', Patrick Ness shows how Conor handles his fear in this case the monster in "the nightmare". He thinks, "No it had come later, when Conor started…

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    In addition, PTSD is made up of three groups, one being disturbances, which is re-experiencing the traumatic event in nightmares or flashbacks; avoidance of stimuli that could be reminders of the traumatic event; and hyperarousal, which could be caused from insomnia as well as increased tension throughout the day. Posttraumatic nightmares are part of the re-experiencing group, and are one of the major complaints of persons who have PTSD. An occurrence of around 60 percent for nightmares was…

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    With unceasing advances in technology, the process of meal consumption continue on a path of efficiency. The product “Soylent” allows users to consume the necessary nutrients they require in the most efficient way. Founder, Rob Rhineheart, made it his goal to simplify the hectic process while optimizing money saved. His hopes of revolutionizing the food process looked promising as shown by the many positive side effects that came with the product. Lizzie Widdicobme draws comparisons between…

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    documentary about inaugural speaking tour of his non-profit organization: Laughing at My Nightmare, Inc. In a story that most people think that would be about inspiration…

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    daughter began crying. Literally sitting by the campfire in a hysterical, uncontrollable outburst. She proceeded to tell me she couldn?t be without her phone because she and her boyfriend have been having problems. I respond with: you have a boyfriend? What do you mean by boyfriend? AS she is crying my 9 year old tells me she began her menstrual periods. I asked here when and of course she replies, NOW. My grandson can?t sleep without talking too his mother and finally my oldest doesn?t…

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    Seaworld Narrative

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    Every Day is a Nightmare It is the 25th of February at 6:30 pm as the blazing lights of the city are bewildering from the hilltops of La Jolla as the salty essence of the Bay overwhelms me. The navigator’s voice echoes throughout the car as we descend onto a narrow rocky cliff, following the trail for about a mile until an array of apartments sits on the edge of the cliff. Consistently, most apartment complexes in California are monotonous and dull with no particular architecture or charisma,…

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