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Conflict in All's Well That Ends Well - Conflict in All's Well That Ends Well       One of the themes that emerges from Shakespeare's comedy All's Well That Ends Well is the conflict between old and new, age and youth, wisdom and folly, reason and passion. As one critic points out, a simple glance at the characters of the play reveals an almost equally balanced cast of old and young. "In performance it is apparent that the youth of the leading characters, Helena, Bertram, Diana and Parolles, is in each case precisely balanced by the greater age of their counterparts, the Countess, the King of France, the Widow of Florence and the old counselor Lafeu."1 Indeed, the dialectic between youth and age is established in the first act...   [tags: All's Well That Ends Well Essays]
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The Character of Helena in All's Well that Ends Well - The Character of Helena in All's Well that Ends Well Helena There is an underlying ambiguity in Helena 's character. Spreading the illustration over the four most disputed moments in All's Well, the virginity repartee, the miraculous cure of the King, the accomplishment of conditions and the bed - trick, one can detect the 'different shades' of in her character - honourable, passionate, discreet, audacious, romantic, rational, tenacious, forgiving ... She can be sampled out to be basically an idiosyncratic person with her good and bad, positioned within the 'clever wench' tradition and the 'fulfilling of tasks' folk tales ( W....   [tags: All's Well That Ends Well Essays] 1441 words
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Comparing the Characters, Portia and Helena, in Shakespeare's 'Merchant of Venice' and 'All's Well that Ends Well' - Shakespeare begins to mature when he creates Portia in the Merchant of Venice, and he shows a peak of maturity through Helena in his problem play, All’s Well That Ends Well. Despite the few years between these two plays and the development of characters during Shakespeare’s maturation period, he makes two very similar female characters. They understand love more than their lovers, and they see potential in the men they have chosen that no one else seems to notice. They exhibit similar character traits, but they use their qualities in different ways to achieve the same purpose....   [tags: merchant of venice, all's well that ends well] 951 words
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All's Well That Ends Well as Fairy Tale and Morality Play - All's Well That Ends Well as Fairy Tale and Morality Play Shakespeare employed two ancient story-telling forms in writing All's Well That Ends Well. One, the fairy tale, he inherited from his source. The other, the morality play, he worked into the story. The type of fairy and folk tales of which All's Well That Ends Well is an example are known as Virtue stories. These are composed of two major sections: The Healing Of The King and The Fulfillment Of The Tasks. These tales can be found in the early literature of cultures the world over and have two qualities in common: the cleverness and devotion of the woman sent by her husband to perform the tasks, and the husband's immediate...   [tags: All's Well That Ends Well Essays] 457 words
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All’s Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare - In William Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well, performance is closely intertwined with gender and identity. Because the traditional fairy-tale structure is inverted in the play, Bertram, the son of the late Count of Roussillon, is made to portray the traditionally female role, while Helen aptly performs that of the male. Bertram’s masculinity is collateral in Shakespeare’s reversal, as he is barred from asserting his own patriarchal power, and is thus left to attempt to form an identity through defiance....   [tags: gender, identity]
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Comparing Sexuality in All's Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure, and Troilus and Cressida - Female Sexuality in All's Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure, and Troilus and Cressida      Although strict chronology is a problematic proposition, most scholars believe that the problem plays - All's Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure, and Troilus and Cressida - were composed in the period between Hamlet and Othello (Mabillard), a period in which Shakespeare was focusing his energies on his great tragedies.  This fact, some believe, may help to account for the darker mood of these ostensible comedies.  In fact, Boas, the critic who coined the term "problem play," originally included Hamlet in this grouping, since he found a similarity of theme and irresolution between that p...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, and Hamlet - Finding Ourselves in Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, and Hamlet Who are we. Paul Simon said, "I am a rock." John Lennon said, "I am the walrus." Steve Miller said, "I'm a joker, I'm a smoker, I'm a midnight toker." Richard Nixon said, "I am not a crook." Basically, it boils down to this: people naturally don't really know who they are, or really are. These metaphorical song lyrics (excluding Tricky Dick) seem to be searches at an explanation of the self....   [tags: Free Macbeth Essays] 771 words
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Preference Theory and Well-Being - A preference theory is a philosophical theory that the fulfilment of preferences is the only thing that matters in contributing to well-being. Well-being can be seen as what people ultimately want to achieve; the “ultimate good”1. In terms of preference theory, for you to reach the state of well-being then you must have your preferences satisfied. Preference theories can be split into two distinct categories, actual preference theory and ideal preference theory2. Actual preference theory deals with preferences people actually have, regardless of misinformation or irrationality, while ideal preference theory is interested in what we would “hypothetically” prefer, if we were completely inf...   [tags: Phylosophy, Well-being]
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Chile: The Land Where the Earth Ends - Looking at Chile, many people are unaware of what this country has to offer. Chile has many resources that benefit the world such as all the trading along the coastline and all the natural resources that its forest and vast mountainous region has to offer. Its impossibly long structure defies geography making Chile’s land even more intriguing. From the northern regions to the most southern tip, Chile has various landmarks and coast line that can amaze anyone. The geography of this region varies along with climate and weather conditions....   [tags: geography, people, culture, diversity] 1428 words
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Analysis of A Clean Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway - Ernest Hemingway's short story, "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," first published in 1933, is written in his characteristic terse style. It is the story of two waiters having a conversation in a café, just before closing up and going home for the night. They cannot leave because they still have a customer. One is anxious to get home to his wife, while the other sympathizes with the old man sitting at the table. Without realizing it, they are discussing the meaning of life. I believe that the story takes place during WWI in Spain....   [tags: A Clean Well-Lighted Place Essays]
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The Ends Justify the Means: Wrong is Wrong - Wrong is Wrong Saying that “the ends justify the means” is an invalid statement , those agreeing with this statement obviously believe that killing, stealing, and cheating does not matter as long as it has a good outcome and the goal is obtained.The phrase “the ends justify the means” refers to the morality of an action,which basically means “A good outcome excuses any wrongs committed to attain it.” (End Justifies the Means, the)....   [tags: stealing, killing, ten commandments] 1476 words
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For Some People the Holocaust Never Ends - For some people the Holocaust never ends. As a survivor once said, “For me the Holocaust has not ended.” Even after such a long period of time, there are many long term effects on them. This major genocide affects how these people live today. Now even the second generation, children of survivors, are being affected. The holocaust still affects people today, even though it happened 80 years ago. There are many long term psychological effects on holocaust survivors still. Scientists have discovered that there are 4 main after effects that impact the average survivor: avoidance of the past, Flashbacks or nightmares, hard time sleeping, and emotional numbing (Katz)....   [tags: survivor of the Jewish genocide]
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Euthanasia Ends Suffering - Euthanasia Ends Suffering         Death is deeply personal, generally feared, and wholly inescapable, but medical technology now can prolong our biological existence virtually indefinitely, and, with these advances, comes the question of whether we should pursue the extension of life in all cases.  Most people would agree that, under certain circumstances, it would be preferable to cease our hold on life.  Nearly everyone can agree that there are situations when terminally ill patients have the right to call for a halt to life-extending treatments, and that their physicians will have the moral obligation to comply.  What appears to be quite difficult for us as a society to come to t...   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide] 2652 words
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John Stuart Mill and the Ends of Sport - John Stuart Mill and the Ends of Sport ABSTRACT: While his own preference may have been for an engaging book over an exciting ballgame, John Stuart Mill’s distinction in Utilitarianism between higher and lower pleasures offers a useful framework for thinking about contemporary sport. This first became apparent while teaching Utilitarianism to undergraduates, whose interest is often piqued by using Mill’s distinction to rank popular sports such as baseball, football and basketball. This paper explores more seriously the relevance of Mill’s distinction for thinking about sport, focusing specifically on his claims about intellectual complexity and aesthetic value....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Sports Essays]
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The Overlords: Noble Souls - The Overlords: Noble Souls Childhood's End is one of the best early examples of apocalyptic science fiction. It is the story of Earth's invasion by a supervisory alien race, the 'Golden Age' of life under the Overlords, followed by the mutation of all human offspring into bodiless parts of a hive mind. The final phase of the mutation causes a chain reaction that destroys the Earth. Childhood’s End is a colonial parable, deftly engineered to make the reader identify with the colonial administrators, the Overlords, and their self-sacrificing mission to better humanity....   [tags: Childhood's Ends, apocalyptic sci-fi]
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Comparing Forgiveness and Marriage in Much Ado, All's Well, and Measure for Measure - Forgiveness and Marriage in Much Ado about Nothing, All's Well That Ends Well, and Measure for Measure      Shakespeare never does manage to make the journey to the end of his comic plays an easy one for his characters or his audience, and as his comedies evolve, the journey becomes even more difficult. Tragic elements and more psychologically complex characters increase the intensity of the ending and often make a reader or viewer question if there will be a happy ending at all. Specific male characters in three plays act as impediments to this comic ending, often prompted by a villainous character and sometimes by their own doing....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The Harry Potter Series: It All Ends - The journey all started when J.K. Rowling, the writer of the Harry Potter series, published the first installment of her marvelous tale of The Boy Who Lived, and went further and wrote six more classics. I’m afraid to say that the movies did not get the same appeal until the actual end. Manohla Dargis, a writer for the New York Times, brings this problem to light about the Harry Potter movie series. She says, “With only two or so hours of story time, the movies have been forced to sacrifice swaths of her material” (Dargis)....   [tags: Cinema]
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