Kristy Everett Ms.Burns-6th PAP English-II 14 May, 2012 Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death,” is a short story about a prince who invites a thousand of his “lighthearted friends” to a masked ball, while the rest of his kingdom is dying from a plague. When the narrator describes seven different colored chambers in the prince’s castle, suddenly a stranger appears described as the Red Death. Prospero becomes angry that someone with such little humor would join his masque ball. At once the Prince orders the guest to remove his mask, but no one dares to go near him. The Prince then chases the stranger through six of the seven chambers, but when the masked stranger approaches and enters the seventh chamber, which is the black room, he falls dead upon the floor.
Mysterious attacks against children have begun in the area where Lucy was buried, which comes to the conclusion that she is undead because of Dracula, and men set out to kill him. Throughout this novel determination, revenge and, fearlessness play a big role. Determination shows when Jonathan Harker is abducted by Dracula and he is hopeful and is not giving up on escaping. Like when he said "I cannot stay in this room much longer for I shall die." A small crack of light appeared through the stones.
Billy Pilgrim is a World War II veteran who survives the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Germany, which took the lives of more people than both of the atomic bombings on Japan combined. Billy is a wealthy optometrist married with a daughter and a son. Throughout this book Billy says he has become “unstuck in time”. He lives his life both in random order and all at once, in a fourth dimension of time travel. This concept, he says, is explained by alien beings called Tralfamadorians.
On a cold December 30, 1903, parents and children were headed to the Iroquois Theater in downtown Chicago to see Mr. Bluebeard. The theater had just opened that day and was said to be “absolutely fireproof;” in the end, the exact opposite was true. The tragedy begun when an arc light shortened and ignited a drop curtain. When that happened audience member’s panicked and began scrambling to escape but due to the over-packed crowd there was no way to escape thorough the small main doorway. (Sauberman) Ultimately, due to misjudgments and mistakes the Iroquois Theater burned down, killing a total of 602 people; because of this, stricter theater fire codes were passed.
The third thesis states a monster questions our system of defining things. A great example of this occurs in the scene where the Joker threatens to blow up a hospital. At the beginning of this scene the Joker’s voice is on live television, and he states that if the reporter is not killed in 60 minutes he will blow up a hospital. This leads the town to mass chaos, because the police are protecting this reporter and civilians are trying to kill him. No one ends up killing this man so the Joker blows up a hospital, but luckily all of the hospitals have been evacuated.
This time, 40,000 were killed instantly, and another 40,000 due to injuries and radiation. Common descriptions of the bombing include a "mushroom cloud", an extremely bright flash of light that caused blindness, severe burns (skin hanging from people, eyes burnt, people turned into ash etc. ), and the entire area being literally flattened. It was said that the heat produced was equivalent to the sun, and that the force of one atomic bomb was equivalent to 67 million sticks of dynamite! After the war, atomic bombs have never been used again.
Billy Goheen Period 4B April 6, 2013 “March is full of Madness!” Odds of becoming an astronaut: 1 in 13,200,000. Odds of being struck by lightning: 1 in 576,000. Odds of dating a supermodel: 1 in 88,000. Odds of being trapped in an elevator: 1 in 24,528. Odds of bowling a perfect game: 1 in 11,500.
The group, consisting of Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Trillian McMillan, Zaphod Beeblebrox and Marvin finds themselves trapped in the Heart of Gold when they get attacked by Vogons. They get saved by an unlikely rescuer and sent by the improbabilitydrive to dinner at the closest restaurant, which happens to be several millions of years in the future. After a nice dinner at the restaurant at the end of the universe also called Milliways, during which the guests can drink and eat while watching the world end, the group steals a spaceship that´s pre-set for a so called “Sundive”. Moments before impact the group teleports themselves away in a non-coordinated teleport, which makes them split up. Ford and Arthur find themselves
The novel ‘The Survivor’ by James Herbert is a suspenseful horror/fiction which retells the supernatural aspect to a plane crash in the town of Eton that even though was one of the worst in airline history seemed no more than a gruesome disaster. The book is about the main character the co-pilot Keller who is the only survivor out of the more than 300 killed and his struggle to find the answer to his own survival. He seeks the answers by meeting a psychic called Hobbs and a priest who together find the truth. The spirits of the hundreds of people who were killed all chose to save Keller’s life in order to preserve him so he can avenge their deaths. On board the plane was a man who bought two thirds of a powerful jet engine making company while the owner was in need, he was going to fire all the employees and hire his own.
Scientists predicted the yield to be four to six megatons and were shocked when Bravo produced a 15 megaton yield making it two times the expected yield. Castle Bravo was 1000 times more powerful than the bombs used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Despite the remarkable power, it is only the fifth largest test in history. Russia’s “tsar bomba” holds the record for the largest nuclear test which yielded 50 megatons. Castle bravo resulted in nuclear fallout which rained down on the islands and service members who were working on the operation.