The Dark Crystal

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  • The Dark Crystal Film Analysis

    Predecessor to the 80’s cult classic, The Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal was legendary puppeteer Jim Henson’s first attempt at creating a fantasy motion picture filmed entirely with intricate animatronics and puppets. The film is complete with heroes, villains and the other main elements of fantastical narratives as described by Russian scholar and folklorist Vladimir Propp in his breakthrough work, Morphology of the Folktale, which states that there is a sequence of 31 functions — certain actions that a character fulfills in order to advance the plot towards the “happy ending” — that can be applied to any fairy tale narrative in any medium: literature, film, theatre, etc. Although at first glance, the Dark Crystal’s familiar fantasy narrative may seem like a textbook rendition of Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey and Monomyth, subtle nuances in the narrative pattern — opposing Jungian character relationships and their intricate actions (Jen & Kira/ the Skeksis & Mystics) — more closely align and elevate a cinematic fairy tale such as Dark Crystal with Propp’s 31 functions even though a couple of these functions occur in a different order. For the most part, Propp’s 31 functions can be found in The Dark Crystal through various sorts of character actions, better suited to his predicted structures than Joseph Campbell’s. The film starts off with a narrator, who lets the audience know about the background and setting…

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  • The Hero's Journey In The Dark Crystal

    In The Dark Crystal, directed by Jim Henson and written by Henson and David Odell, the protagonist, Jen, directly follows the seventeen steps of “the Hero’s Journey,” initially popularized by Joseph Campbell in 1949 and later adapted by Christopher Vogel, with one slight deviation. Jim Henson intentionally created the story to follow the format laid out by Vogel. The steps of this journey fit neatly into three acts: departure, initiation, and return. This follows Jen all the way from his home in…

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  • Aspirin Synthesis Lab Report

    remaining acetic anhydride. Through the process of filtration, aspirin crystals were collected and separate from the liquid acetic acid-water solution. Lastly, the product was weighed and tested for purity. The experimented resulted in the production 3.68 g of aspirin crystals which had a little impurity. This report discusses an experiment to study the synthesis of a drug from organic material. The experiment deals with the…

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  • Friction Characteristics Of NCD Vs Alumina Balls Analysis

    3.4. Friction Characteristics of the NCD, MCD and boron doped NCD Coatings against Alumina Balls The friction coefficient curves of NCD, MCD and boron-doped diamond films sliding with Al2O3 balls are shown in figure 4, figure 5 and figure 6, respectively, for a sliding speed of 8 m/s and a load of 1N, 5N and 10N, respectively. Figure 4 (a), figure 5 (a) and figure 6 (a) show the friction coefficient of NCD, MCD and BDNCD at 1 N, respectively. Figure 4 (b), figure 5 (b) and figure 6 (b) show…

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  • Mixture Analysis Lab Report Sample

    The crystal size is also affected by the rate of cooling and larger crystals were shown to be formed when fat was cooled at a slower cooling rate83. However the samples were not subjected to changes in the rate of cooling in this study. At higher temperatures (or lower supercooling conditions) due to decrease in the driving force, less crystals are formed although the crystals are larger in size as compared to those formed at lower temperatures83. At lower temperatures, due to the higher driving…

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  • Structure Of Isotinamide

    TITLE: QUALITATIVE PHASE IDENTIFICATION & CRYSTAL STRUSTURE ANALYSIS OF ISONICOTINAMIDE POLYMORPHS. INTRODUCTION The science of crystallography is important in stability studies and determination of solid state molecule or particles. Isonicotinamide (pyridine -4- carboxamide) is the amide form of isonicotinic acid which exists as different polymorphs. Isonicotinamide finds extensive use in the pharmaceutical industry because of its good anti-tubercular, anti-bacterial, anti-pyretic and…

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  • Essay On The Crystal Ball

    She rises from her chair and grabs a spherical green object from a nearby shelf. She sets it on the table with a thump. “Is that a crystal ball?” Will asks. The sound of his voice sends my heart into a downward spiral. Heat rises up my spine. Whatever is in the air in this place, it’s making my emotions go haywire. The crystal ball suddenly sparks into a cloud of green, producing sparkles within it. The woman laughs at the sight. “So much attraction! I’ve never witnessed the crystals igniting so…

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  • Bsmutl Model Summary

    create a model based off the crystal structure of the endonuclease domain of Bacillus subtilis MutL. This structure, in particular, exposes the presence of zinc in the binding site which is important for the MMR function of BsMutL in vivo. From there, they proposed a model describing the association of MutS and DNA polymerase III, β clamp with MutL, and nicking of a synthesized DNA strand. The importance of MutL is in its united effort with MutS to recognize mismatches and interactions of the β…

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  • Recrystallization Essay

    The main purpose of this experiment is to purify an impure solid by the technique of recrystallization. This technique involves several steps, selecting an ideal solvent, dissolving the compound in a minimum amount of boiling hot solvent, filtering insoluble impurities while the solution is hot; crystallizing the purified compound, and isolate the pure compound by vacuum filtration . The unknown used in the experiment was #4, which were white crystals. In order to determine the ideal solvent…

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  • Quartz Lab

    Quartz has a trigonal lattice structure with space group P3121 (group no. 152). At any temperature below 980K, Iron phosphate exists as α-FePO4, which has a trigonal lattice structure with space group P3121 (group no. 152) where iron, phosphate and oxygen occupy Wyckoff position 3a, 3b and 6c respectively. As the temperature rises up to and above 980K, α-FePO4 exhibits α-β transition and becomes β-FePO4 that shows a distinct lattice and space symmetry from α-FePO4. β-FePO4 has hexagonal lattice…

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