Stephen J. Dubner

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  • Essay On The Demon In The Odyssey

    A Demon in Disguise The first thing that comes to mind when people use the word ‘monster’ is usually a supernatural creature, such as a vampire or a werewolf. However, in The Odyssey, written by Homer and translated by Robert Fagles, Homer shows that humans can be monsters as well. Odysseus himself can be considered similar to a demon portrayed in the episode “Devil’s Trap” from the television series Supernatural. Directed by Kim Manners, the show relates the story of two brothers, Sam and…

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  • Mysticism In The Green Mile

    storytelling all put into one author. Stephen King is a classic American author, who wrote the famous book and movie, The Green Mile. From wanting to start off as a school teacher to ending up being one of the America’s best selling authors, Stephen King wrote one of the most interesting horror books of all time. In The Green Mile, Stephen King, like most of his books, added mystery and suspense. Mysticism is when people use explainable things that are deemed to be magic. Stephen King’s love for…

    Words: 1983 - Pages: 8
  • Dracula Comparison Essay

    In his 1897 gothic novel, Dracula, Bram Stoker defined the modern form of the vampire. His character, Dracula remained popular through the ages, being one of the most popular adaptation source in history. Dracula has created an extraordinary vampire subculture, and an enormous amount of films have been made that feature Count Dracula as it’s main antagonist, or protagonist. However, most adaptations do not include the major characters from the novel, focusing only on the now traditional…

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  • Who Is The Antagonist In The Glass Menagerie

    The play, The Glass Menagerie written by Tennessee Williams, the main characters in this play were Amanda Wingfield, Laura Wingfield, and Tom Wingfield. The play was about a memory of Tom. Tom’s father left him and his family years ago, and he had to work in a shore warehouse to support his mother, Amanda, and his sister, Laura. Unlike the other main characters, Tom stood out and he should be considered as the main character because he was the narrator and the play seemed to revolve around him.…

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  • Canadian Parliamentary System Analysis

    in time, this system has begun to diminish within Canada. Canadian politics has become an area of controversy within Canada, beginning with when Pierre Trudeau amended the 1970 Elections Act, and continuing through to Canada’s past Prime Minister Stephen Harper. These changes within parliament allowed for the Prime Minister to appoint everyone who sits in office. This helps push forward the Prime Minister’s personal agenda with minimal resistance. The Prime Minister has control over who is…

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  • The Car Christine

    Justin Schroth Instructor Walter ENG 121 October 17, 2015 ' 'Keep a-Knockin ' But You Can 't Come In ' ' The 1983 movie Christine, created by Stephen King, is an exciting film. The car Christine, usually takes a victim when you least expect it. This film is going to be evaluated based on a set of criteria. These criteria will help explain what I really enjoy about this film. In the film, a 1958 Plymouth Fury, nicknamed Christine is fixed up by a bullied young man named Arnie. After Arnie…

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  • Essay On Gothic Literature

    Gothic literature brings to life the darker side of tragedies by creating an atmosphere of horror and suspense as well as embodying supernatural affairs to the plot. Gothic fiction also considers the motif of the inevitability of fate. Horace Walpole surfaced this style of fiction in the mid 1700s with the novel, The Castle of Otranto. His story concerns all the elements that constitute Gothic literature. The term originated as an expression criticizing the art and architecture of the time,…

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  • Beauty In The Eye Of The Samurai Essay

    you least expect to find it” (Sachi, page. 148). The speaker of this evocative and telling quotation is the diffident Sachi; this line is uttered when she is confabulating with Stephen alone in her meek house in the village of Yamaguchi after the preceding fire is doused out. After Matsu and Hiro-san go to bed, Stephen sneaks out into Sachi’s garden where she finds her musing upon her sentiments of anxiety. Shortly thereafter, Sachi practically divulges her whole story behind her life by…

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  • Cortez Masto Ad Analysis: Driving Away Jobs

    Context The 2016 Nevada Senate race is one of the country 's most competitive races. Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto, former Nevada Attorney General, and Republican Congressman Joe Heck are competing to replace the retiring Harry Reid. With both parties fighting to control Senate, this close race has attracted the attention of outside groups, including Freedom Partners Action Fund which created the anti-Cortez Masto ad “Driving Away Jobs.” The Ad The ad begins with a mother and her young…

    Words: 1968 - Pages: 8
  • To Build A Fire By Jack London And The Ledge By Lawrence Sargent Hall

    Naturalistic stories have nature as the main antagonist is nature and it contains darwinistic ideas, like survival of the fittest. Often times the protagonists in these stories end up succumbing to nature and die. The stories "To Build a Fire" by Jack London and "The Ledge" by Lawrence Sargent Hall have these naturalistic themes present. These two stories both share common themes or ideas, but ultimately they differ in the way some of the similar factors are presented or portrayed. "To Build a…

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