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tzedek

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Ill post more soonly. This one needs a final body paragraph and a conclulsion :happysad:



I know my transitions suck, tips would be appreciated



The end of the 1930s is remembered as being more of a beginning, rather than an end. An end to a decade, yes, but more importantly the beginning of a new era. That era is the era of comic books heroes, and more importantly superheroes. In ’38 “Superman”, often know as the Man of Steel, came to be. Only one year later in ’39 another superhero was created, and that was Batman. These two fictitious men went on to lead DC Comics into a new realm. We will compare and contrast these two characters by examining the history and biography of each, the enemies each comes to face, and finally


Superman is originally from the planet Krypton, but grew up in Smallville, Kansas as Clark Kent. His adventures take place in the fictional city “Metropolis”, loosely based on New York City. Unlike Superman, Batman was born on Earth as Bruce Wayne. He is a millionaire industrialist as opposed to Superman who is a journalist, and Batman strives to fight crime because of the murder of his parents when he was very young. Batman’s adventures also take place in a city modeled after New York, known as “Gotham City”, except Gotham City is slightly altered to emphasis a darker theme. Superman, like most superheroes, has many superhuman powers. This is because of the stark differences in Krypton and Earth. Krypton had a red sun and much more powerful gravity, compared to Earth’s yellow sun and lower gravity. His superpowers include, but are not limited to: flight, invulnerability, super strength, and x-ray vision. In stark contrast to most superheroes, Batman is only a mere human male with no super powers. To overcome this he spent his youth learning criminology, forensics, martial arts, gymnastics, disguise and other skills. Also, he is in peak psychical condition at all times. Also, his bat-like costume is used to scare his enemies. Superman lives his life as Clark Kent, in Metropolis. There he is married to Louis lane, and they both work at the Daily Planet, as journalists. Also, both have degrees in journalism from the University of Metropolis. On the other hand, Batman spends his days as Bruce Wayne, an irresponsible playboy, who lives off his family’s fortune and his own personal fortune. He is the CEO of Wayne Enterprises, a large private technological firm. He also is known for the Wayne Foundation, a charity that is dedicated to the victims of crime. When it comes to sidekicks, Superman has no real notable side-kick, other than Supergirl – a cousin from Krypton. This is most likely because of all the superpowers he possesses. Batman’s sidekick is Robin, sometimes clumsy but always humorous younger hero. His personality contrasts Batman’s personality in that Batman has no sense of humor and cares only for fighting crime. Also a notable character in the Batman legacy is his butler, Alfred Pennyworth. Something that is important to Batman is his vast array of gadgets, gadgets that are created by Pennyworth. Also, Pennyworth handles the famous Bat cave where Batman stores all his gadgets. Superman uses no gadgets, solely because of his superpowers. Also, Batman works very closely with the local police. When he is needed they use a large light in the sky, know as the Bat-Signal. Superman on the other hand, can sense when he is needed and has no need for his own special signal.


In Superman’s never ending quest, he has many enemies who oppose him. The most important of these enemies is Lex Luthor. Lex and Clark grew up together in Smallville, but later on went in very different directions. Lex went on to become a scientist, later on becoming Superman’s arch-enemy. This hate is fueled by Lex’s jealousy of Superman. He is the villainous head of a mega-corporation and later goes on to become the president of the United States. Superman is always one up on Lex, throughout all his adventures. Other enemies include Metallo, a cyborg who uses kryptonite as a power source, and other aliens such as Darkseid, Mr. Mxyzptlk (pronounced miks-yeez-pit'l-ik), and Imperiax. Also, Doomsday is a mindless, infinitely powerful monster, who manages to kill Superman at one point. Batman, on the other hand, has a never ending list of enemies. Any criminal is on Batman’s hit list, because of his hatred for crime. His arch-enemies include The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, and Two Face. Each villain has there own storyline to go along with their character. For instance, his most well known enemy, The Joker, is a homicidal maniac with a clown-like appearance who takes comic delight in violent crime and in challenging Batman. The Riddler is a criminal mastermind who has a strange compulsion to challenge his opponents by presenting clues to his crimes in the form of riddles and puzzles.​
 

tzedek

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Formal Analysis

One of the most beautiful college campuses in the country can be found at the University of Texas in Austin. The campus was designed by Paul Cret, a very famous architect in his own time. One of his most well known designs is of the main building and its tower. These two buildings can be analyzed with focus on three parts: the layout and shape and the associated influences of each, the front of the scene which faces south towards the capital, and finally the sides of the building and tower.

The main building's shape is two equal rectangles attached as wings to the sides of a larger rectangle. These two rectangles were originally intended to be reading rooms. Their focus was primarily on the education to be gained from the books within. The larger rectangle is the main building. The tower is a very tall rectangular structure. It is positioned directly behind the main building. The tower design is influenced by numerous cultures and styles. This can be seen in the variety of components of the tower. The rustication on the bottom half of the building is representative of Renaissance palaces, associated with rebirth and knowledge. Rustication is a masonry practice that causes a clear separation between the first level and the rest of a building. The pilasters on the building support masonry structures and are representative of Greek culture. A pilaster is a non-functional column, usually built into a wall. The building is constructed of marble and limestone. The marble calls to mind the Parthenon of Greek culture and the limestone is reminiscent of the pyramids and Egyptian culture.

The front of the building is known as a façade. The word façade implies a more ornamental or decorative meaning to the front wall of a building One can observe the use of the same pink granite panels that were used in the construction of the Texas State Capitol. This is a reference to and recognition of state political history. Although the main facade of the building acknowledges the importance of state politics, the very fact that it is placed to look down upon the Capitol emphasizes that education has a greater importance. The inscription on the building that says 'Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free' (Jesus) further emphasizes the importance of education. The university seal is a main focus of the facade. The top of the Seal has an open book, another indicator of the building's emphasis on education and knowledge. There are two dates carved into the Southern face: 1836 (the year Texas gained independence from the Republic of Mexico) and 1936 (date of completion of the original building). The lower half of the building is supported by the use of rustication, pilasters, and wrought iron. To either side of the main entrance is a series of arches, also known as an arcade. There is a definite primary axis of symmetry and approach to the building. That the main building and tower were built elevated above the surrounding structures suggests that they are the main focus, with everything else secondary in nature.

Both wings utilize rustication on their lower halves. The west wing of the building has recently been altered by the introduction of a structure known as the Flown Academic Center. The construction of this academic building had several consequences. It occupies a lot of the space that was intentionally designed to be open. Also, space that was used for rallies was intentionally taken away. Likewise, large trees were planted in that area and the Union was constructed using a Spanish style, further reducing the available open space. The west wing also has the lamps of knowledge etched in its side. The names of 14 important writers and scholars are carved into the stone underneath the balconies. Underneath the cornices on both wings are twelve depictions of the coat of arms of other educational institutions. In contrast to the site surrounding the west wing, the East wing has much more open space in front of it. Both wings have a flight of steps leading up to them and are elevated at the same level as the main building. The limestone and granite tower was built to be the center of the city of Austin. It is a rectangle that is very tall with another slightly thinner rectangle on top of it. The effect is subtly two-tiered. The north part of the tower portrays the history of writing with Egyptian, Greek and Hebrew alphabets. The rear of the tower has an iron gate in front of it, on which is the University seal. The wall surrounding the lower portion of the tower also uses rustication. There is an axis of symmetry to the tower. Also, a powerful symbol to the tower is the large golden clock.
 

tzedek

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classification


Most people have heard the saying "everyone is different." Although everyone is different, it is also possible to classify people into three different categories: egocentric, hyperactive, and shy. Some people can be a combination of two but for the most part each person falls into only one category.
People who are egocentric tend to be extremely self-centered. They work to get others to notice them and like them. They also hate when others do better, look better, and even feel better than they do. Usually an egocentric person thinks badly of oneself, although they get others to believe that they are the best. When speaking with one a person might feel intimidated. Some may even avoid the egocentric simply because they do not like their attitude. They seem to be inconsiderate and selfish to others. Most people would say that egocentric people are full of themselves. Also, most of them have plenty of money and can afford things that others cannot. Their parents take care of their every need and work to please them. Some parents might even be scared of their egocentric child when their child starts demanding that they get certain things. These things are usually expensive and some parents would have a hard time saying no to a child that won't accept a "no" for an answer.
A hyperactive person is cannot sit still. Most of us were like this as children, but some people have never grown out of it. These are the people who want to be doing something constantly. Many will suffer from insomnia. If they are told to run a mile they will without complaining or even thinking that they don't want to. Some will go for a run in the middle of the night just for something to do. Hyperactive people tend to have a lot of friends because they are fun to be with. Sometimes they may be a bit scary, but usually they are fun-loving people. Most hyperactive people can come up with something to do when everyone is bored. When hanging out with friends and everyone gets bored hyperactive people can liven up the crowd by entertain their friends. Many popular bands have hyperactive members. Those that play drum set are generally hyperactive because it takes so much energy to play that only the hyperactive can succeed in making it sound good.
Shy people are the quietest of everyone. They usually don't talk, even to close friends when others are around. Their opinions are always hidden, because they will never speak their mind. If a subject that a shy person feels strongly about comes up in conversation, he or she will keep his or her emotions inside. They would never jump in and tell everyone what they feel. If they were to tell someone about their feelings on the subject it would be when it is a one on one conversation with a very close friend. Usually shy people are very nice and calm, and if they do get excited or upset they either keep it in or wait until no one else is around.
Classifying people can be difficult because everyone is truly unique. When taking a second look at people as a whole it is obvious that certain people are egocentric, hyperactive, or shy. None of these categories are a bad thing to be placed in. Each person is similar to another in some way but is not similar to everyone. We are all special and unique but not in all aspects of life.
 

ChilianFuckFace

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If I was in college I would pay... :p I paid when I was in college and I got a membership at a site to find essays already done. :thumbsdn:

I know, this was wrong, but fuck it. :thumbsup: