Essays Tagged: "Nightmare"

"The Death of the Ball Turrett Gunner" by Randall Jarrell

y wet fur froze.Six miles from Earth, loosed rom its dream of life.I woke to the black flak and the nightmare fighters.When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose.'The Death of the Ball T ... rretwhich was an enclosed bubble with a swivel gun in the belly of the plane.This poem reads like a nightmare or dream being told by a soldierwho has been taken from his childhood and thrown into war. ...

(1 pages) 92 0 4.1 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry


ed under. The "we" that I speak of is or was my crew. Our very routine fishing trip had turned into nightmare when the storm came in and we lost radar. We thought that we would be fine considering we ...

(4 pages) 113 0 4.4 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Built for Speed

by nocturnal adventurers, condemned by raver idealists, is speed a sleepless dream or an addictive nightmare?by Brian OttoHere at the end of the millennium, the pace of modern life seems fleeting -- ...

(18 pages) 307 1 4.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Explanatory Style and Depression

essimistic thoughts bring on anxiety and depression. Anxiety and depression is our children's worst nightmare, they can become withdrawn, their grades can drop and they could even have thoughts of sui ...

(2 pages) 79 0 3.4 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Innocence lost in William Blake's "The Chimney Sweeper"

, I empathized with 'little Tom Darce' and pictured how frightened he must have been because of his nightmare; he seemed to be in great need of care and love, both of which I wished I could provide hi ...

(3 pages) 169 0 4.6 Sep/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Lucid dreams, the First Virtual reality

eality. Yet sometimes while dreaming we may experience the mosthorrifying events imaginable, called nightmares. Everyone has their own version of horror, mymost terrifying nightmare has been where my ... he human mind.Many practical applications exist for lucid dreaming. There are of course the obvious,nightmare therapy, self-confidence enhancing, and general mental health improvements, but thereare s ...

(4 pages) 100 0 3.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

"The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane

ld affect a young man in a bloody war, like The Civil War. The war becomes the young soldiers worst nightmare, which gives him conflicting thoughts, emotions and fears. The young character soon realiz ...

(5 pages) 124 0 4.7 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

African Literature. Speaks of short stories such as 'In the Cutting of a Drink' ,'The Return', Chipasula's poem 'Those Rainy Mornings', Aidoo's 'In the Cutting of a Drink', 'The Return' by Ngugi wa

g porridge. In the second section of the poem the speaker talks about waking up 'out of the nagging nightmare.' Then the speaker describes his aunt a little bit more, 'her soft but husky call.' In the ...

(5 pages) 37 0 5.0 May/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Current research on psychology of creativity

tail led him to the structure of the benzene ring, the basis of all organic chemistry.*Elias Howe's nightmare of being attacked by cannibal wielding spears that happened to have holes in their heads, ...

(11 pages) 276 0 3.0 Jul/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Wedding and Marriage Customs of the Chinese Culture

Customs of the Chinese CultureNote: Add in some quotesBibliography includedIt would be a horrifying nightmare for a female Chinese-westerner, a Banana (yellow on the outside and white on the inside), ...

(3 pages) 98 0 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Black Friday

BLACK FRIDAY'The roof was caving in and I thought I was going to die. It was like your worstnightmare!' said Mary Grandish. Most people think they will die when they see,or hear ofa tornado he ...

(2 pages) 37 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History


eaking all your bones. Yes, the snowmobile is not just a thrilling ride, but it could be your worst nightmare. If your going to go and have a ride, stay safe and stick to the rules and regulations.The ...

(2 pages) 36 1 2.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Everlasting Nightmare

The Everlasting NightmareCreeping slowly down the stairs I could see my own reflection in the candle I held ever so ... just dropped knowing that I will mess up once more sometime and start all over in this ever lasting nightmare.The End

(7 pages) 101 1 4.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown"

ing is left unclear in shades of gray; not black and white. If the entire journey had simply been a nightmare, and the author wanted readers to be sure of it, I believe he would have made it clearer b ... this quote the author implies that it should be the readers choice to decide whether to believe the nightmare a reality. "Had Goodman Brown fallen asleep in the forest, and only dreamed a wild dream o ...

(3 pages) 236 0 4.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Essay on Rosaldo, Renato. "Grief and a Headhunter's Rage."

the fatal accident, overlooking the body of his lifeless wife, Michelle Rosaldo: "I felt like in a nightmare, the whole world around me expanding and contracting, visually and viscerally heaving (476 ...

(5 pages) 86 0 4.2 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Love and Death in Stephen King's "Pet Sematary"

n to accept death as final (87). When Louis sees the Wendigo in the wilderness and again later in a nightmare, it is a grotesque, laughing god, a face with up-tilted, yellowish-gray, gleaming eyes, mo ... e Hawthorne's forest, the Indian Woods exists at two levels, as an actual place and as the realm of nightmares, where humanity's darker fears take physical form and from which they threaten to escape ...

(24 pages) 83 1 4.4 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Lord of the Flies" By William Golding How Golding created an atmosphere of fear within the first 5 chapters

to laugh with a horrified sympathy. Right after theystopped laughing Ralph exclaimed that it was a nightmare, and that he was walking in his sleep. The days following that meetingwere different than ... n they sent expeditions ofhunters to find this "beasty" thing. At night some of the little boys had nightmares.They screamed and cried. As time wore on, the big 'uns" became demoralized andstarted to ...

(1 pages) 28 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

Night Terrors and Nightmares in Children: A Researched Essay.

Night Terrors and Nightmares in ChildrenImagine; it is 10:00 at night and you are getting ready for bed. You hear your ... d thrashing their arms and legs wildly, still screaming and crying. You assume that they have had a nightmare and you embrace them to calm them down. To your surprise, your child does not seem to calm ... pened and does not remember anything about the previous night what your child experienced was not a nightmare, but what is called a night terror, also known as a sleep terror.Sleep disorders affect mo ...

(6 pages) 102 0 4.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

Tim Burton, the writer and Director.

Poetic Essay:Tim BurtonWhat is a nightmare? The answer is sure to be found in the body and mind of anexperienced director and an insp ... nspiring poet. This director and poet's name is TimBurton. Tim Burton is a man who takes children's nightmares, producing them intomovies or writing them into poems.He began his life in Burbank Califo ... t on to direct the blockbuster film "Batman." After Batman he createdthe animated masterpiece, "The Nightmare Before Christmas." His most recentmovie to date is "Planet of The Apes."Most people who wr ...

(2 pages) 48 0 2.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Zombies and cannibals.

t concerns me now. Until recently, I haven't seen another human since the first dark days when this nightmare began. I remember it as if it happened just yesterday.I was awakened in the middle of the ... wisting around to look out the back window, my mouth gaped open when I recognized the creature. The nightmare suddenly became worse than it already was.Staring in disbelief, I rubbed my eyes and looke ...

(12 pages) 31 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing