Stephen J. Dubner

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  • Gothic Elements In Bram Stoker's Dracula

    The Irish author Abraham ‘Bram’ Stoker wrote in 1897 the horror novel ‘Dracula’. From all accounts, that Stoker based his horror novel on Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, who was a malicious count resident in Transylvania, the now-existing Romania. Dracula is an epistolary novel that falls under the category ‘Gothic fiction’, which combines horror, death, love and lust. The word ‘Gothic’ refers to the pseudo-medieval buildings (Gothic architecture), in which many of the narratives are set. By…

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  • Color In Tim Burton's Films

    Tim Burton, a director of many classical movies, is also a man that was always preoccupied with death and monsters. In his movies, his use of color and low angles invoke an unusual contrast between fear and excitement. This is important because the movies show that appearances and the things the we believe in can be deceiving. In many of his films, Burton uses color in order to achieve the contrasting effects between fear and excitement. For example in Corpse Bride, the World of the Living is…

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  • The Power Of Fear In Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

    (2) Explore the power of fear in the novel. Fear was quite a powerful factor in this novel. It was the root of most, if not all, changes in the novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Fear caused many things in this book, one of which being the outcome of this book. Fear drove Okonkwo, the leading character in this book who is known for his strength and grit, to take his own life at the end of the novel. Okonkwo knew “that Umuofia would not go to war” against the colonizing Christians (205).…

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  • Perks Of Being A Wallflower Response

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a novel in the form of letters written by a 15-year-old freshman boy named Charlie to an anonymous friend whose identity is never revealed. Charlie is a very smart boy, some would even call him a genius, and is terrified of starting high school. This happens to be the reason he started writing the letters in which he describes his experiences and feelings. He starts by talking about his friend, Michael, who committed suicide and says how much he misses him and…

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  • Money Is Important In The Great Gatsby

    Almost everyone is motivated by money. The only reason people spend 7 to 12 hours at the workplace a day is to earn money. Money helps people lead a nice comfortable life. It helps provide the best education for children. It ensures that near and dear ones have access to medical attention whenever it is in need. Unfortunately, there is a cap space to the amount of money that people can spend on themselves. Regardless, the richest abone us have gathered wealth from them or their progeny will…

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  • Summary Of 'Ta Nehisi Coates' Between The World And Me

    Ta Nehisi Coates Alexander, Michelle. "Ta-Nehisi Coates’s ‘Between the World and Me’." The New York Times. 11111The New York Times, 16 Aug. 2015. Web. 16 Dec. 2016. 11111. According to Michelle Alexander’s article, “Ta-Nehisi Coates’s ‘Between the World and Me’,” Coates’s letter to his son repeatedly emphasizes the permanence of racial injustice in America; the foolishness of believing that one person can make a change, and the dangers of believing in the American Dream. Alexander cites…

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  • The Character Of Todd Anderson In 'The Dead Poets Society'

    Todd Anderson is a young boy that goes to an all boy’s privet school called Welton Academy as well as a member of a student made club called the Dead Poets Society. Todd Anderson is a new bee at Welton; he has a very high expectation set for him due to his older brother being an excellent student as well as a horror student. Anderson does have some issues at first with friend that he will have to make at his new school and has a very shy and scared personality, which doesn’t know make it better…

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  • Essay On Horror Films

    Horror films are designed to scare and disgust viewers with evil characters, plots and events that can range from realistic to completely supernatural. Nobody will ever really understand why people would prefer to put on a horror DVD rather than a nice, relaxing comedy that won't make you jump out of your seat. However, the horror genre has been around for years with classics from Dracula and Frankenstein to modern day versions such as The Hills Have Eyes and The Ring. A horror DVD is the top…

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  • Supreme Court Justice Analysis

    the provinces. More so, the Prime Minister has become the de facto government official that wields power to choose a Supreme Court judge, which illustrates the potential political corruption and bias of candidates that are chosen. The example of PM Stephen Harper defines the potential dangers of a singular executive power with the ability to choose a Supreme Court Judge with extreme bias and neglect for the rule of law. This ethical issue defines the limitations of the Constitution Act of 1867,…

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  • Linda Williams '' Film Bodies: Gender, Genre And Excess'

    In Linda Williams “Film Bodies: Gender, Genre and Excess”, she discusses the way films can provide viewers with a sensational reaction to the physicality of the body whether being in acts of pleasure or pure disgust. What I found interesting was Williams perspective on the way one receives what her adolescent son phrases as “gross” movies. Williams’s depiction of “gross” movies are horror films that tend to have vigorous violence or disdain towards female promiscuous characters. A convention of…

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