Uncanny valley

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  • Analyzing The Theme Of History In Stephen Crane's 'The Monster'

    The phenomenon that Stephen Crane created back in the late 19th century is referred to today as The Uncanny Valley. This valley is a graph that represents the spectrum as to which a person perceives an object as human and how it inversely grows less genuine the more realistic the object is supposed to be. By placing Henry in the Uncanny Valley he duplicates the tale of Frankenstein and his Monster but without giving the Monster a voice to express itself. Crane wants to be judge, jury and executioner but without the harshness that surrounds that idea. He uses Henry’s story as a vessel to propose a solution to the ethical dilemma of euthanizing human…

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  • Sigmund Freud's The Uncanny

    nightmare landscape. The series itself has many common themes that fit in with Freud’s writing “The Uncanny”. Specifically, the second entry in the series aptly titled Silent Hill 2 is a prime example of the uncanny. Through the series’ regular themes, but also in terms of the double and Unheimlich James’ story unfolds and the player is left with a truly emotionally charged horror experience. The usage of the Uncanny gave Konami the ability to create to create a truly nightmarish scenario that…

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  • X-Men: Functional And Dysfunctional Team

    X-Men X Marks The Spot These mutants were not human but they worked together in perfection:"Flawed and complex, the mutant antiheroes known as the X-men were the perfect comic-book champions for the disaffected youth of Generation X" (Bradford Wright). These mutants were both heroes and enemies to mankind. The X-men was formed Professor Charles Xavier who brought in those individual mutants. They all came together by choice not by force to all fight along side to help save mutants and human.…

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  • X-Men Character Analysis

    The Analysis of X-Men and how it relates to Disabilities The portrayal of many superheroes in movies, comic books, and TV shows are empowered by real world diseases, accidents, and disabilities inflicted upon them. X-Men is the apotheosis by which exceptional individuals, both heroes and villains, obtain their powers. These movie characters, who possess various extraordinary abilities, are comparable to the multiple individuals with disabilities, in that they both are regarded and viewed…

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  • The Role Of Global Warming Trends In Yuba City

    which is important when discussing climate changes. Climate is characterized by long-term weather patterns (Bloom, 2010). The disadvantage of using the long-term running averages is that they do not show the year-to-year variations which may be important when discussing other aspects of weather patterns. Comparing Yuba City to that of Mariposa, CA, which is approximately 180 miles away, there are significant differences in the climate trends. The winters of Mariposa seem to be remaining fairly…

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  • Power In William Wordsworth's Tintern Abbey

    William Wordsworth’s Concept of Power The term “power” is multifaceted; it lends itself to myriad interpretations and cannot be defined easily. There is no unanimous concept of power, as what is seen as “powerful” differs from person to person. The use of the term “power” is prominent in many of William Wordsworth’s poems. “Tintern Abbey,” “The Prelude,” and “Michael” all feature the term. From the prominence of the term in Wordsworth’s poetry, it is evident that Wordsworth thought highly of…

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  • Hatshepsut: Most Successful Female Pharaohs In Ancient Egypt

    Hatshepsut With a ruling period of over 3000 years, Egypt has seen roughly 170 pharaohs, yet there are few outside of egyptologists that can name more than two or three off the top of their head. Not many remember these kings of the east, and it is even more difficult to when their mark on their own history was erased by their successors. Hatshepsut was one of the few, and by far one of the most successful female pharaohs in ancient Egypt. She was the first of them to seize total control of…

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  • Divine Thirteen: The Sacred Aztec Number

    Divine Thirteen: The Sacred Aztec Number Throughout the world, the number thirteen is fraught with varying degrees of superstition. In most cultures today, the number is seen as an ill omen meant to be avoided. Rarely will the number ever be considered lucky or have a positive connotation. In the time of the Aztec Empire in the Valley of Mexico (1318 C.E. – 1524 C.E), however, thirteen was a sacred number that reflected the beliefs of the Aztec people; not only was it symbolic for the empire’s…

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  • Ramesses Vi's Tomb Analysis

    There are currently 62 numbered tombs that have been discovered in the Valley of the Kings. Not all occupants have been identified and not all have been excavated. Epigraphy, whether done as an exact copy or done photographically, has been attempted in only 25 of these tombs (see chart 1). Of these 25, 8 do not have any epigraphic publications associated with them. Moreover, almost all KV tombs have been mentioned in a larger publication dealing with of the Valley of the Kings, namely Elizabeth…

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  • Canal District Case Study

    The Canal district in Worcester, Massachusetts is most accurately described as emerging. Despite its name, Worcester covered the Blackstone Canal in the late eighteen hundreds according to the Preservation Worcester website (Preservation Worcester). The lacking presence of the physical canal provides a decent metaphor for the status of the neighborhood, an area of the city that is lacking in terms of what it wishes it could be. Lynch argues that legibility of a city is vital to their…

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