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  • Absence Of Beauty As Evil
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    Absence of Beauty Edgar Allan Poe sees evil as a living threat to man because he lives in its presence. Parallel with the tragedies in his own life relating to the deaths of his young mother, wife and others he loved in his life. It is no wonder that he sees the absence of beauty as evil, because he felt the terror and tragedy of the loss of his own life. In his stories he illustrates how the absence of beauty is the essence of evil. In 'The Tell Tale Heart'; when the old man's eyes is closed he...
  • The Arrows Of The Evil Eye
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    'There be none of the Affections, which have been noted to fascinate, or bewitch but Love, and Envy. They both have vehement wishes; They frame themselves readily into the Eye; especially upon the presence of the Objects; which are the Points, that conduce to Fascination, if any such Thing there be. ' Francis Bacon, Essay IX: 'Of Envy' (n 1) Courtly love seems the epitome of formalized culture, the origin, in many ways, of our own mannered romanticism. The evil eye, that unseen force that causes...
  • Evil Eye
    657 words
    "The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story authored by Edgar Allan Poe in which the underlining theme of evil becomes contradictory. Throughout Poe's passages are various instances of the illogical and unreasonable. In particular, the evil is pointed out by the narrator as being a physical evil. However, progression of the story conveys an immediate contrast of a hidden inner evil. Starting off the narrator claims his sanity, "You fancy me mad. But you should have seen me", (Poe 3). It becomes clear...
  • Edge Of Evil
    627 words
    He stood at a crossroads. He turned in one direction, and found his small battalion fleeing from the spot, leaving him to the coming evil. Turning the other way he found a dark horizon, and knew that shortly beyond it lay a myriad amount of soldiers, each one branded with the stink of malice. And he lay at the crossroads. The full moon's glow appeared out of the murk of clouds above, as if to warn of coming danger. The lone warrior trembled in the frosty winter air, and let out a deep breath, th...
  • Mr Gittes
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    Chinatown and J.J. Gittes As a classic detective movie, Chinatown involves a hard-boiled setting and a private investigator. The story takes place in Los Angeles, California during the 1930's. The mood of the film is typical of that of a detective story, and the gradual discovery of clues completes the films mysterious atmosphere. Though the detective myth is at first followed, Director Roman Polanski quickly deviates from the typical story line. Instead of gaining more control over the situatio...
  • Due To The Existence Of Evil Gods
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    Evil cannot stimulate the human nervous system. It is an idea similar to justice, love or any other concept which our race has set in stone as the pillars of society. Yet it is not possible to grasp evil, as you would a stone, therefore there can be no definitive comprehension of what evil is. It is but a concept which, like any other, is relative to human experience. The trust in the judicial system through the eye's of Thomas Beckett and O.J. Simpson would differ beyond recognition as would th...

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