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Where there is good there is evil, where there is evil there is good.

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All human beings in this world live in a dark society where evil constantly permeates the atmosphere. In the novel Dracula written by Bram Stoker, the movie "Underworld", and the cultural excursion to "The Hound Cage Match", the many good characters only survived by staying together against an "all powerful" enemy. These three media clearly indicated that there is no chance for success by one's own will or action because one's wrongful desire and lack of virtue corrupts one's heart, which lures darkness to the surroundings. Running away from one's fear puts a barrier between heroism and goodness. These media displayed the theme of good versus evil, and heroism. The themes of the three media and the characters desires created a path of evil, darkness, hatred, and goodness in which they all connect. One's own will, to fulfill his/her desire, is nothing more than a dream. A single stick is easy to break, but breaking five sticks at once is not as easy as breaking only one. Dracula, "Underworld", and "The Hound Cage Match" all displayed a bond of friendship and togetherness between the protagonists. In the novel Dracula, evil had dominated the atmosphere of Transylvania ever since Dracula had become the Count of the Transylvania state. Morning never seemed like morning - the sunlight shining through Transylvania did not give a sense of joy to the Transylvanians. ...read more.

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The vampires reached their primary objective by killing many werewolves. It was their friendship, trust, and togetherness that brought victory to the vampires. The werewolves fought on their own, which was the major reason for their downfall. Hatred between the vampires and the werewolves lured an evil presence between them - just like the hatred between the Helsing team members and Dracula. The werewolves were good to werewolves and vampires were good to vampires - but the werewolves were incapable of joint action. "The Hound Cage Match" was one of the most horrifying excuses for entertainment on Earth. A threesome fight between the hounds was bloody, evil, and dark; there were two smaller dogs against an oversized, heavy, and fierce hound. This was the most horrific entertainment any mankind could "enjoy". The animal's primary objective was to win in order to live. The animal owner's only desire was to gain money; money which is earned from a bloody, cruel, evil entertainment. The atmosphere or the spiritual presence of the place was dark because of the people's actions. There was no sorrow, no pain, and no pity for the hound and the dogs; simply entertainment. Even in that horrifying atmosphere, the two dogs teamed-up to fight against the hound in order to survive. It was their togetherness which brought them victory. ...read more.

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to live. It was their spiritual decision of facing their opponent to save each other that made them the heros in the cage. They were uninterested in the crowd - just in survival, so they worked together. The atmosphere and the spiritual presence are created by people. It was their desires and virtues which determine whether the surroundings are evil or good. The three media Dracula, "Underworld", and "The Hound cage match" - had the theme of heroism and good versus evil, which were the main themes that created a path of evil, darkness, hatred, and goodness. Evil lurked in the atmosphere constantly because people care only for their desires. People's greed exists only for their satisfaction - the satisfaction to gain their needs and wants, caring nothing about the society. It is their excessive desires which create evil, and which corrupts one's heart. Togetherness and friendship are the only virtues within people that keep evil away. Evil is not so evil when one has virtue. It is up to the individual that has the ability to choose between good and evil, and the ability to create a good or evil spiritual presence of the society. When good, virtuous people band together against evil, the good always triumphs over evil. THE DARK WORLD Where there is good there is evil, where there is evil there is good Mr. Murray English John Jung ...read more.

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