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The debate about whether capital punishment should be used has raged incessantly since it was reinstituted in the Democratic United States in 1976. The latest statistics on the death penalty reveal that 71% of Americans favor it for citizens convicted of murder, while 26% oppose it. Although the United States doesn't lead the world in total numbers of executions per year, it is within the top five. Of all the 38 states that still have capital punishment California leads with the most inmates on death row at 639 and Texas following with 447. California along with a growing number of...
the taxicab company, Roy's Taxi, was exact to the local businesses. The protests on campus and at the Capital Building were typical of what one might see regularly in the city of Austin. The city of Huntsville is placed in East Texas north of Houston. It is a relatively small town with a huge prison system sprawled out within the piney wooded area with two-lane bare roads connecting the different facilities. I have visited this particular penitentiary and would have to declare that this film truly depicted what its like to enter such an institution as the Huntsville Penitentiary.
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The movie "The Matrix" is filled...The movie "The Matrix" is filled with philosophical thoughts and questions. The biggest and most important question of them all is: "Which one, the red or the blue pill?" Given the choices, the red pill would be the most appealing. If the red pill is chosen it will open eyes to a new reality; it will give life a new meaning; and it will give a better understanding of the world to the one who consumes it. When it comes right down to it, to know or not to know, that is the underlying philosophical question. Before the pill, reality was just a picture that was painted for the well being of those who lived within it; however, after the pill, that picture loses it's disguise and reveals it's true design. "If someone explained that everything "¦ seen before was an illusion and that now "¦ reality "¦ was actually clearer", how could it be true? Perhaps that is best answered by Morpheus in his answer to Neo's question: "Why do my eyes hurt?", when he replies: "You've never used them before." In other words, reality is right there for all to see, its just that nobody seems to want to open their eyes and look. It seems that as people get older, the walls of reality narrow, and people believe less and less; however, when in childhood, anything is possible, and children do not shut the door on any idea. This is best seen at the end of The Matrix when the young boy sees Neo take off into the air and the mother tells her son "Don't be silly, honey. Men don't fly." Instead, people are happy being the prisoners of the cave, so to speak. Being able to escape from the darkness would broaden boundaries and change the rules. It would open up doors that were otherwise closed, and allow for greater adventure. In taking the red pill, the bars are lifted and souls are set free to experience the new reality. In experiencing a new reality, a new meaning of life is also exposed. Throughout time, people have been in search of the meaning of life, and all have come up short. Conceivably, this is due to the fact that "The Matrix is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth." It is impossible to know the true meaning of life, when one doesn't really know what life is. As Morpheus says: ""¦there's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path." In pre-red pill time, the meaning of life is only a dream, no one really knows why they exist or what their purpose is, they just think they know. Having the truth exposed, allows for the beholder to see the design, to see the meaning of existence. You just have to ""¦ let it go, "¦ fear, doubt, and disbelief. Free your mind "¦", and let truth be your guide. Looking in from the outside, all those within the matrix have but one meaning, to power the robots; however, being on the outside, a new and much greater meaning is uncovered: the meaning of survival. Being on the outside is like being part of an exclusive club, "If you are not one of us, you are one of them." The choice is robot or human, and human kind is the minority. Being a human means that you are fighting for the right to exist, and fighting for the right to exist is the meaning of life. By knowing the meaning of life, one can also develop a better understanding of the world around them. In developing an understanding, a realism is brought forth with an new and more complex truth. "What is real? How do you define real? If you're talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain." Morpheus says "simply" like it is not a big deal, but to understand what causes senses, after being ignorant to it for so long, makes it much more than simple. Perhaps ignorance is too strong, perhaps "What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad." If the Good Brahman had been given the opportunity to take the red pill, he would have received an understanding to all the things that he knew, but couldn't explain, and were troubling his mind so much. No longer would he " "¦ live in time, and "¦ not know what time is "¦"; instead, he would live his life, and know why. How great would it be to know why things happen, and how things work in the world? Knowledge is a powerful thing, and people spend all their lives trying to attain and retain it. Knowledge and truth are the two most sought after materials in the world. As long as one is in the matrix, they will continue to search for them. By taking the red pill, the possibility of finding those materials is present. Being given such great possibilities, who would even think "why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?" Sure there are greater responsibilities involved, but who could turn down the opportunity to know the truth about reality, life, and the world. The red pill is the only way to go. Perhaps " "¦ ignorance is bliss." for some people, but the vast majority of people would like to know the answers to life's most asked questions, and being outside the matrix is the only way to get them.   

The movie "The Matrix" is filled with philosophical thoughts and questions. The biggest and most important question of them all is: "Which one, the red or the blue pill?" Given the choices, the red pill would be the most appealing. If the red pill is chosen it will open eyes...

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The novel"¦no"¦no"¦it's not really a novel,...The novel"¦no"¦no"¦it's not really a novel, it's more of a fable. The fable by George Orwell"¦no"¦no"¦George Orwell isn't his real name. His real name is Eric Blair. He wrote under a pen name to save him and his family embarrassment from earlier books he had written. The fable, by Eric Blair is a cute story how animals take over a farm. Well, actually the farm and the animals are just symbols. The fable by Eric Blair is political satire on the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and the events that followed. The whole story is filled with symbols and irony. All of the characters in the story are symbols of real life people. The pigs as a group represent the Bolsheviks. Old Major represents Karl Marx, the founder of Marxism. Both speak out on how they feel. Napoleon represents Lenin in the beginning of the story, but as he gains more power, he becomes a Joseph Stalin. Snowball represents Leon Trotsky who was also banished from his land. Squealer represents propaganda and is a Party Hawk. Boxer and Benjamin represent the heroic working masses of Russia. They do most of the work but get none of the credit. The dogs represent the KGB, or the secret police. They take orders from Napoleon and do as he says, right or wrong. Moses represents the Orthodox Church as his name alone makes you think of religion. Mr. Jones represents a filthy capitalist. He is only concerned about money for himself. The book goes greater detail than the video. The book explains the characters better and gives more examples of their symbolism. The point of view in which the story is told in is ironic. The point of view is told from the lowly animals prospective. An example is when Boxer is "treated at a hospital." Benjamin realizes that the truck is for horse slaughtering but Squealer convices Benjamin and the rest of the animals that hospital just didn't have time to re-paint the truck. A couple of paragraphs later, the pigs hold a party in honor of Boxer and suddenly have acquired money to buy whiskey. Once again, the book goes into greater detail and has more examples of irony. A The book and movie are surprisingly not that far apart on many levels, although there are some venial differences. The film does have Disney-ish qualities such as cute little ducks and childish humor. The film makes what is good in the story, very good and what is bad, very bad. The music score sounded as if it came from Peter and the Wolf. In conclusion the book and the movie are nearly equal on all levels. There are only some venial differences. I'm sure George"¦er"¦Eric Blair would be proud of the movie. Both formats tell the moral which is "All power corrupts, but absolute power corrupts absolutely."   

The novel…no…no…it's not really a novel, it's more of a fable. The fable by George Orwell…no…no…George Orwell isn't his real name. His real name is Eric Blair. He wrote under a pen name to save him and his family embarrassment from earlier books he had written. The fable, by Eric...

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