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Biography of Edmund Spenser - Biography of Edmund Spenser I. Edmund Spenser (1552-1599) the Great English Poet. A. Edmund Spenser began, intentionally and calculatingly, to become the master English poet of his age. B. Unlike such poets as Wyatt, Surrey, and Sidney, born to advantage and upper-social class, Spenser was born of moderate means and class, in London, possibly in 1552. C. He received a notable education, first at the Merchant Taylor’s School, then at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he was registered as a “sizar” (meaning impoverished) scholar....   [tags: English Poets Writers Edmund Spenser Essays] 1213 words
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William Shakespeare and Edmund Spenser - From the works of William Shakespeare and Edmund Spenser it is clear that some similarities are apparent, however the two poets encompass different writing styles, as well as different topics that relate to each other in their own unique ways. In Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 18” and Spenser’s “Sonnet 75”, both poets speak of love in terms of feelings and actions by using different expressive views, allowing the similar topics to contain clear distinctions. Although Edmund Spenser’s “Sonnet 75” and William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 18” relate in the sense that love is genuine and everlasting, Spenser suggests love more optimistically, whereas Shakespeare focuses on expressing the beauty and stability of...   [tags: Similarities, Writing Style] 759 words
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Dragons in Beowulf and in Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene - Dragons in Beowulf and in Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene When one usually thinks of a dragon, one thinks of dragon-slayers, adventure, damsels in distress, and cheap fantasy novels. Dragons in literature have not always been used for such meaningless entertainment. There are many precedents for dragons in medieval literature, two of the most prominent being in the Old English poem Beowulf and in Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene. In both of these epic poems, dragons play major antagonistic roles....   [tags: Beowulf Spenser Faerie Queene Essays]
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Edmund Spenser vs. Virgil and Ariosto - Edmund Spenser vs Virgil and Ariosto Some scholars believe Spenser did not have sufficient education to compose a work with as much complexity as The Faerie Queene, while others are still “extolling him as one of the most learned men of his time”. Scholar Douglas Bush agrees, “scholars now speak less certainly that they once did of his familiarity with ancient literature”. In contrast, Meritt Hughes “finds no evidence that Spenser derived any element of his poetry from any Greek Romance”....   [tags: essays papers]
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Symbolism in the Poetry of Renaissance Authors Sir Phillip Sidney and Edmund Spenser - Renaissance poets Sidney and Spenser convey their messages with the help of the literary element symbolism. In “Sonnet 75” and “Astrophel and Stella” there is the presence of symbolism. This element is a cornerstone to these poems and helps the reader think deeper beyond the literal meanings of words, and how they represent something greater. The use of symbolism also makes the readers mind think about how the sentences state something literally, but also have a deeper meaning. If this element were not to be used, then the poems would lose some of their charisma because most sonnets have a deeper meaning to be conveyed with the use help of symbolism....   [tags: Symbolism, Poetry, Renaissance, Sir Phillip Sidney] 583 words
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Prophetic Vision in Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene - Prophetic Vision in Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene In the First Book of The Faerie Queene, Edmund Spenser reveals his prophetic and apocalyptic vision for the fledgling British Empire, personified in his hero Redcrosse. As the secular instrument of Gloriana, the Faerie Queene, Redcrosse takes on the sacred task of Una (representing religious truth) to free her parents, Adam and Eve, from their bonds of sin. Before he can achieve his task, the Redcrosse knight (representing holiness) must mature as a Christian knight as he and Una encounter inhabitants of Faerie Land and interact with them....   [tags: Faerie Queene Essays]
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Role of Women in Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene - Role of Women in Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene       Edmund Spenser in his epic romance, The Faerie Queene, invents and depicts a wide array of female figures.  Some of these women, such as Una and Caelia, are generally shown as faithful, virtuous and overall lovely creatures.  Other feminine characters, such as Errour, Pride, and Duessa are false, lecherous and evil.  This might seem to be the end of Spenser's categorization of women; that they are either good or bad.  Yet upon closer examination one finds that Spenser seems to be struggling to portray women more honestly, to depict the "complex reality of woman" (Berger, 92).  Spenser does not simply "idealize women or th...   [tags: Faerie Queene Free Essays]
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Good vs. Evil in Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser - Good vs. Evil in Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser Good versus evil is one of the most commonly used themes in literature. Edmund Spenser’s “Faerie Queene” is no exception to this theme. The story consists of a knight who must save the day and win the hand of his true love. This plot in itself is really common in story plots. The “Faerie Queene,” however, adds a little life to this old tradition. Allegory is placed in this story and really makes up the theme and brings it to life. Allegory is a literary device where a metaphor is extended throughout the narrative and the characters in the story symbolize a type of virtue....   [tags: Faerie Queene Good Evil Allegory Essays] 888 words
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Difference in the Christianity and Catholicism as Shown by Una and Duessa. - The Faerie Queene Book I by Edmund Spenser is an allegorical epic poem in which Spenser describes adventures of a hero, Redcrosse, and his achievement in his quest taken on Una’s behalf. His quest is a spiritual allegory; it represents the Christian struggling heroically against many tribulations and temptations—dishonesty, the seven deadly sins, and despair—to some of which he succumbs before finally emerging successful. Although this poem focuses mainly on Redcrosse as the heroic protagonist Spenser’s female characters play an important role in his journey....   [tags: The Faerie Queene Book, Edmund Spenser]
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Edmund Spenser‘s Dazzling Quest for Virtue in The Faerie Queene - Edmund Spenser‘s Dazzling Quest for Virtue in The Faerie Queene "Voyeur: one who habitually seeks sexual stimulation by visual means" (Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary). According to Baby's Record, as a child my favorite stories included Daniel in the Lions' Den, Jonah and the Whale, Elisha and the 40 Children Eaten by the Bears, The Three Little Pigs, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Before sex came violence, tamed by a mother's lap and blessed by the inspired Word. Voyeurism may well be "the relation ....   [tags: Faerie Queene]
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Sonnet Analysis - Fair Is My Love, by Edmund Spenser - This sonnet is an anti-love poem that ironically shows how the fairness of a lady is contingent upon nature's blessings and her external manifestations.  The Spenserian style brings unity to this sonnet, in that it's theme and rhyme is interwoven throughout, but the focus of her "fairness" is divided into an octave and a sestet.  The first eight lines praise her physical features (hair, cheeks, smile), while the last six lines praise her internal features (words, spirit, heart).  This sonnet intentionally hides the speaker's ridicule behind counterfeit love-language, using phrases like: "fair golden hairs" (line 1), and "rose in her red cheeks" (line 3), and "her eyes the fire of love does s...   [tags: Sonnet essays]
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Using Language to Describe Allegorical Figures - Using Language to Describe Allegorical Figures Milton and Spenser are both describing awful situations in their relative poems, Milton concentrating on an empty existence, filled with gloom and despair; in fact the very description is of gloom and despair, whilst Milton is describing an encounter with the gates of hell itself, and indeed two terrible creatures, causing an atmosphere of pure and utter evil flocculated with horror. Milton's language suggests ultimate evil, words that over centuries have been distorted to lessen their original dramatic meaning....   [tags: John Milton Edmund Spenser Poetry Essays] 1398 words
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Spenser's Epithalamion as a Battle with Time - Differing slightly from the traditional Greek example of a “wedding lyric,” (Britannica) Edmund Spenser’s Epithalamion is Spenser’s way of sharing both his fears and apprehensions, but also his hope and optimism in regards to his own new marriage to Elizabeth Boyle in 1594. The entire poem is written from the bridegroom’s point of view; from the moment he awakens on the wedding day, to the night, after the couple has consummated their nuptials. The poem’s structure and form are extremely complicated and often highly debated, but there are obvious patterns and insight in the poem’s form in connection to time....   [tags: spenser poem]
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The Faerie Queene by Edmond Spenser - In Edmund Spenser’s epic romance titled, The Faerie Queene, the author takes the reader on a journey with the naive Red Crosse Knight on his route to finding holiness. On the Red Crosse Knights journey to holiness, he encounters two very different women that affect his travels to becoming a virtuous man. The first woman the Red Crosse encounters is Una, a woman that represents innocents, purity, and truth. Una is beautiful and graceful yet appears to be the strong force that leads the Red Crosse Knight to a more virtuous life....   [tags: powerful women, red crosse]
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All for Show – The Post-Petrarchan Poetry of Wyatt, Sidney, and Spenser - The difficulty of discussing the representation of women in the work of sixteenth century English poets like Sir Thomas Wyatt, Sir Philip Sidney, and Edmund Spenser is the need to address authorial intent in its historical context. As a critic, one cannot attribute to words what the author did not intend; however, one can attribute intentions that the author did not word. For example, it is easy to justify the objectification and subordination of women in the English-Petrarchan sonnet tradition but is it entirely factual....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 2216 words
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Epic Conventions Applied in The Faerie Queene - ... Along twelve books, we confront the adventures of such heroes, for instance in the Book I, a knight who is called as Knight of Red Crosse is sent to rescue Una’s parents from a fearful dragon as well as he has to defeat theological error whereas the result of the quest determines the future of Una’s parents. In the Book II, Sir Guyon sent to destroy the fleshly temptations of Acrasia. In the Book III, a female knight who named Britomart, disguised as a male, sent for a quest this time to find her beloved and win his heart....   [tags: homer, virgil, edmund spencer] 1713 words
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Perspectives of Love in Thomas Wyatt's They Flee From Me, and Edmund Spencer's Amoretti - In past poetry, love and romance has been interpreted in many ways but mainly in a form known as sad and heartbreaking experiences. During the sixteenth century and times before that, many authors expressed love as gloomy and also wrote in the favor of men. Two interesting portrayals of love are in the sonnet “They Flee From Me” by Thomas Wyatt and collection of sonnets “Amoretti” by Edmund Spencer. In these poems, love is described mostly in two opposite ways. While “They Flee From Me” portrays men as the victim to women and their deviousness, “Amoretti” takes an opposing turn from how most poetry of that time wrote about love by celebrating it in a positive and joyful way....   [tags: Misogynist View, Role Switch]
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Sonnet 64 of Spencer's Amoretti - Sonnet 64 of Spencer's Amoretti        Poets, in general, are fond of symbolism and figures of speech.  Instead of wallowing in the concrete and the obvious, it has always been the purpose of the poet to give "... to aery nothing a local habitation and a name."  The writers of love poetry are especially fond of imagery, metaphors, and similar devices, comparing their loved ones to such and such an animal or cosmic event.         It is therefore of no surprise that 16th century sonnets employ many figures of speech when elaborating on the finer points of the subject.  Spenser, throughout his masterful Amoretti, is especially effective at drawing forth emotions;  from feelings o...   [tags: Spencer Amoretti Essays]
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Spenser's Amoretti and the Patterns of Domination and Recognition - Spenser's Amoretti and the Patterns of Domination and Recognition Edward Spenser's sonnet sequence, Amoretti[1], traces a lover's difficult courtship of his lady. Though he is eventually successful and they wed, the lover and lady must compromise, each giving up some of their independence and power, before they are able to love each other freely. By using Jessica Benjamin's book, The Bonds of Love, one can see the struggle for dominance and independent identity between the lover and mistress slowly evolving and resolving into a relationship of mutual recognition....   [tags: Spenser Amoretti Essays]
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Edmund Booth: Deaf Pioneer - Edmund Booth: Deaf Pioneer Edmund Booth was born on a farm near Springfield, Massachusetts in 1810. Some of the "hats" he wore during his lifetime were farmer, teacher, activist for the deaf, pioneer settler, 49er, journalist, and politician. The consistent theme in Booth's life, one to which he always returned, was his commitment to the deaf: working for the rights of all deaf people in this country, including education of deaf children. Booth's interest in deaf issues was very personal since he himself had lost all of his hearing by the time he was eight years old, he was struck down during an outbreak of "spotted fever" (cerebrospinal meningitis)....   [tags: Edmund Booth Pioneer Biography] 1057 words
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Gender Roles and Power Struggles in Edmund Spencer’s Amoretti - During the course of Edmund Spencer’s Amoretti, the “Petrarchan beloved certainly underwent a transformation” (Lever 98); the speaker depicts the beloved as merciless and is not content with being an “unrequited lover” (Roche 1) as present in a Petrarchan sonnet. Throughout Sonnet 37 and Sonnet 54, the speaker provides insight into the beloved not seen within the Petrarchan sonnets; though the speaker does present his uncontrollable love for the beloved, he does so through his dissatisfaction with his position and lack of control....   [tags: Amoretti Essays]
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Analysis of Edmund Waller's Poem On a Girdle - Analysis of Edmund Waller's Poem "On a Girdle" At first glance, Edmund Waller’s poem “On a Girdle” seems to suggest nothing more than praise of one woman’s fair beauty and the speaker’s love for her. After diving deeper into the text, however, it becomes apparent that the speaker does a much better job of praising himself than the woman. His love is more a lust for control and possession than a true declaration of sentiment. Waller uses extreme imagery and exaggeration to seemingly praise this woman....   [tags: Edmund Waller Girdle Poetry Essays] 1104 words
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The Faerie Queene - Edmund Spenser’s epic poem The Faerie Queene is well known as an allegorical work, and the poem is typically read in relation to the political and religious context of the time. The term allegory tends to be loosely defined, rendering a whole work an extended metaphor, or even implying “any writing in verse or prose that has a double meaning”(Cuddon 20). In true Spenserian style, with everything having double meanings, both uses of the term allegory are applicable to his writing. Thus, during the course of this essay it is best not to think of allegory in terms of the size of a body of writing, but as writing with a “second distinct meaning partially hidden behind its literal or visible mean...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Spencer] 1938 words
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The Life of Princess Diana Spenser - In the news today there are many cases of death of both young and old women and men. A majority of these deaths are due to illnesses, car crashes, or natural disaster but there is also a great percentage of death cause by another factor. In fact “20 percent of people with anorexia [and bulimia] actually die from the conditions” (ask how to quote it). Once bulimia and anorexia become part of a person life it is as if they were prisoners in their own body trying to escape. Eating disorders manipulate a person thought process to make them believe that their physical appearance is not accepted in our society....   [tags: charities, people's princess]
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Wyatt and Spenser - Wyatt and Spenser’s poems both depict a hunter who temporarily gives up his pursuit for different reasons. Wyatt’s hunter believes he has no chance with the woman because of the rank and position of the suitor she already has. He considers it necessary to warn others. Spenser’s hunter feels it is useless to chase anymore because he is not getting any closer to winning. The attitudes of the hunters are developed after the chase in each poem. One attitude is developed when the hunter realizes he is being shown that the woman belongs to someone else....   [tags: essays research papers] 447 words
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Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald Ship - November 10th, 1975, a massive storm rolls over Lake Superior. As many ships make their way towards the safety of the coastline, one ship is left behind, in the dark turbulent night. That ship, The Edmund Fitzgerald now lye in the depths of the Superior. The events of that night and what happened to the 729-foot freighter are still a mystery to the world. Many theorize what conditions caused the ship to go down that night. Some theories deal with the weather conditions as well as focusing on equipment malfunctions that took place....   [tags: weather conditions, lake superior]
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Recreation of the Ideas of Edmund Husserl - The purpose of this paper is to provide a recreation of the ideas held by Edmund Husserl post-1890 and then to elucidate them in light of modern understanding. His greatest contributions of phenomenology and consciousness as a directed event will be the focus and offer guidance for Husserl’s uncovering of the ego as not only a state of being separate of the environment but also a state of immersion within the environment. We begin by explaining what the phenomenological attitude is not. This method contrasts with the popular framework, advocated by Husserl himself in his earlier works, of psychologism....   [tags: Consciousness, Phenomena. Post-1980] 1636 words
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Edmund Feldman and Art Criticism - Edmund Burke Feldman was an Alumni Foundation Distinguished University Professor of Art at the University of Georgia. He was an art educator as well as an art historian. He has written several books about art including The Philosophy of Art Education, First Edition, 1995. The primary focus of this paper is to inform and show what Doctor Feldman thought was important to art teachers by correlating the practices of teaching art to the issues of philosophy Doctor Feldman wanted to bring together both subjects of art education and art teaching....   [tags: Art Education ]
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Edmund Emil Kemper III - Have you ever wondered what makes a serial killer tick and sets them off. What makes them want to kill and what is their drive to continue this horrible, sickening journey through their life or what was the cause for them to change their nature in life and create them into these monsters that we see them as today. It takes tragic experiences to cause that like abuse whether it is verbal, physical, or even sexual to cause a sense of damage to a person’s mind and disrupt their ability to comprehend what is sane and not....   [tags: Serial Killers]
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Edmund Booth - Edmund Booth was an extraordinary man, especially considering the difficult pioneer era he lived in. He was born in Chicopee, Massachusetts on August 24, 1810. On March 8th, 1815, at the age of four, Edmund contracted meningitis, and was not expected to survive this horrible disease. After being very ill for three months, to the surprise of many, Edmund survived. Unfortunately, the meningitis cost him his hearing (slight hearing left in one ear), and the sight in one eye. By age eight, his remaining hearing in the one ear had dissipated, and he was now profoundly deaf....   [tags: deaf, pioneer, renaissance, meningitis, rights]
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Edmund Perry - On June 12th, 1985 Officer Lee Van Houten was attacked by two young, black men who tried to mug him. The youngest of the boys, Edmund Perry, my client was shot by the officer. The jury has just convicted Edmund on charges of assault, battery and resisting arrest, crimes of which are punishable with sentences of up to 30 years. However I do not believe Edmund attentively committed the crimes because of his remarkable character and academic achievements. Instead, he did it as a result of the expectations of him at Exeter, his home in Harlem, and the local junior high school Wadleigh, all of which are conflicting against each other....   [tags: Police, Shooting]
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Marks Spenser in Turkey - Marks Spenser in Turkey For years, M&S’ marketing strategy was simple: produce high quality products under a famous brand name at affordable prices, and advertise the products in classical ways. However, in recent years this strategy collapsed and the company started to lose its competitiveness. M&S had to find solution to this problem to survive in both domestic and overseas marketing environment. It is known that franchising is one of the most important factors of future development of any company....   [tags: Marketing Strategy] 353 words
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Robert Edmund Cormier - Robert Edmund Cormier was a well-known columnist, author and reporter. He was born on January 17, 1925 in Leominster, Massachusetts to Irma and Lucien Cormier. He was the second of eight children and enjoyed spending time with his family. Family was always more important than fame or fortune to Cormier. Hard work and commitment led him to jobs that helped prepare him to be an excellent writer. Throughout his life he wrote many award winning books; two of his most well known books are The Chocolate War and Now and at the Hour....   [tags: columnist, author, reporter]
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Edmund Muskie's 1958 Senate Campaign - Elections are a fundamental part to American politics. There are a lot of factors that play into how elections carry themselves, but what is more important is the work that goes into preparing for them. The elections are like the Baseball World Series and the campaigning is all the training that you have done before hand. Elections are the important part of the game, but without all the campaigning that is done there can be no elections. Candidates are wise and know that campaigning is a true make or break when it comes time to vote....   [tags: Political Science]
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Theory of Modern Revolution: Edmund Burke - In 1959, Singapore gained its independence from British colonial rule with help from the People’s Action Party (PAP). The PAP started a rebellion against British colonial rule and ultimately led to the union with Malaya to create the federation of Malaysia. This federation did not last long due to cultural and political issues, and in 1965, Singapore officially became an independent nation. According to Edmund Burke’s Theory of Modern Revolution, after a country gains its independence, the country usually goes through four stages of modern revolution....   [tags: british colonial, singapore]
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Go, lovely Rose by Edmund Waller - The existence of beauty is as dependent on the admirers as much as those who are beautiful. Edmund Waller’s “Go, lovely Rose” and Tony Hoagland’s “Beauty” explore the idea that beauty can be used as a tool to gain opportunities, and how it can anchor those who strive to obtain it. While both poems deal with the idea of beauty, the perspectives that each of them brings for a woman that they know is very different. With the usage of tone, imagery and metaphors, both authors tell the story of how beauty is ephemeral....   [tags: beauty, tony hoagland]
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Knowledge and Skills During The Renaissance - The Renaissance was more an era of literature and poetry than of the visual arts. The artistic creation was inspired by Greek mythologies and philosophies. Most intellectuals embraced the concept of humanism, which stressed the importance of human dignity and emphasis off of theology and logic, to human studies. Dr. Cheney states, “The universal man contained within himself knowledge and all the skills of the various arts, from grammar, rhetoric, and philosophy, to art, music, poetry, and architecture....   [tags: literature, visual arts, greek] 523 words
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The Edmund Fitzgerald - The Edmund Fitzgerald Since commercial shipping began on the five Great Lakes, there have Been six thousand shipwrecks. Half have never been found. There are three storms The sailors still talk about: The great storm of 1913 claimed 250 lives and 12 ships. The storm of 1940 claimed 100 lives and two ships. The storm of 1975 claimed only one ship and 29 lives. The wreck of 1975 remains the most mysterious and controversial of all shipwreck tales heard around the Great Lakes. The legend of the Edmund Fitzgerald is surpassed in books, and film and media only by that of the Titanic....   [tags: essays papers] 1669 words
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Immortality in Literature - For centuries people have desired to transcend the limits of a temporary life, yearning for the ultimately unattainable goal of immortality. Poets have expressed in certain poems the desire to remain as they are with their beloved despite time and death. Although William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 55” and Edmund Spenser’s “Sonnet 75” both present immortality through verse, only Spenser combines this wish for immortality with love and companionship, while Shakespeare promises himself immortality as long as the sonnet continues to be read....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 1229 words
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Theme of Immortality in Literature - For centuries people have desired to transcend the limits of a temporary life, yearning for the ultimately unattainable goal of immortality. Poets have also expressed in their works the desire to remain as they are with their beloved despite time and death. Although William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 55” and Edmund Spenser’s “Sonnet 75” from Amoretti both offer immortality through verse, only Spenser combines this immortality with respect and partnership, while Shakespeare promises himself immortality as long as the sonnet continues to be read....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 1122 words
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The Corruption and Redemption of Edmund Pevensie in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe - The youngest Pevensie brother, Edmund, is the mischievous child among his siblings in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He is a representation of the possibility of what can go wrong when a child is not properly taught and does not follow set boundaries. Edmund’s subversion of set standards is the cause of a great deal of the troubles the Pevensies face in Narnia. For example, when he goes to the White Witch’s castle instead of listening to the others when they say Aslan is the true leader....   [tags: Lion Witch and Wardrobe, Character Analysis]
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Legitimate Bastard:Edmund's Soliloquy in King Lear - Shakespearean plays always contain intriguing characters with many sides, secrets, and stories. The villainous Edmund in King Lear is no exception. Though a supporting actor by theater standard, he is one of the first characters introduced to the audience in the opening scenes. He plays a key role in the subplot of King Lear, and establishes himself as a complex “evil” character. When compared to Regan and Goneril, Edmund is much more cunning in his ambition. His ultimate goal is to prove his importance and value to society despite being born a bastard....   [tags: Shakespeare Analysis]
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England's Rose: Elton John's Musical Tribute to Lady Diana Spenser - In 1997, England was in mourning with the death of Diana Spenser due to a tragic auto accident. Elton John, rewrote his version of the song, “A Candle In The Wind”, originally scored in 1973, as a tribute to her memory. England as a whole was brought together by grief over her death. Diana was a renowned humanitarian who was a captivating figure to the world. John and Diana were very close friends and when he found out about her death he created a touching tribute to his fallen friend. The song itself sold over 11 million copies and was named top selling single of the century (RIAA)....   [tags: Music, British History]
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Edmund Burke vs John Stuart Mill - The ideology of Edmund Burke and John Stuart Mill were some very widely known and very well accredited philosophers that influenced a large majority of the people and how they thought about certain things. Edmund Burke has been seen as the father of conservatism, (Harris, 2010) which is the belief in the value of established and traditional practices in politics and society. (Merriam-Webster, 2013) Second, were his thoughts and concerns about the religious aspects of society, and how if we have too many it could lead to problems....   [tags: classic, phylosophy]
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King Lear by William Shakespeare - Parallels The theme of a person's perceptions versus how the world actually is, is a common theme in literature across the ages. Shakespeare was particularly fond of playing with his audience and making them question if all his characters see is an illusion. In Shakespearean plays two types of illusion are manifest: the active deception of one character by others; and the inherent flaws in the perception of the viewer. The audience in King Lear bears witness to how characters can fail to perceive the world as it exists and instead only see an illusion; this idea is demonstrated in three different ways....   [tags: gloucester, edmund] 969 words
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Phenomenology by Edmund Husserl - Phenomenology, by Edmund Husserl appears the text From Plato To Derrida, this paper is a overview of his life and works. In this paper I hope to better explain his theory on phenomenology and to share my thoughts on his writing. Edmund Husserl was born April 8, 1859, into a Jewish family in the town of Prossnitz in Moravia, then a part of the Austrian Empire. Although there was a Jewish technical school in the town, Edmund's father, a clothing merchant, had the means and the inclination to send the boy away to Vienna at the age of 10 to begin his German classical education in the Realgymnasium of the capital....   [tags: essays research papers] 1057 words
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Shakespeare's King Lear - Poor Edmund - Poor Edmund of King Lear I initially felt bad for Edmund.  It must have been difficult growing up constantly second to Edgar and being referred to as "the bastard."  No one would envy him that.  But let's take a second look at poor Edmund.  I'm sure that there were many bastards in his time, but how many of them ended up indirectly gouging out their fathers' eyes and trying to take over the kingdom?  Was the Earl of Gloucester really that rotten of a father that he drove his son to do all of this....   [tags: King Lear essays] 515 words
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Not Villainous on Necessity: Edmund Under the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator in King Lear - There is an extensive variety of character types that occur in literature, but none are as intriguing as that of the aggressively amoral. In Shakespeare’s King Lear, the character of Edmund is portrayed as an ambitious opportunist whose attempts to obtain power lead to his eventual demise. Although he is clearly not an admirable character, he is in no sense a “simple [villain]” (Summers 230): Examination of his character under the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) , a psychometric tool designed to measure how people make decisions and perceive the world, reveals the thought processes behind his actions....   [tags: Shakespeare, King Lear, Literary Analysis]
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Senior Course Guide 2010 for St Edmund’s College, Canberra - INTRODUCTION Welcome to the senior Course Guide 2010 for St Edmund’s College, Canberra. We are a Catholic school living the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice where faith is translated into action. Fundamental to this are the relationships our students develop with each other, with their teachers and with the wider community. At St Edmund’s we are focused on the students taking responsibility for both their actions and learning. We encourage a spirit of inquiry among our 1200 boys and the development of independent learning skills....   [tags: Education ] 1099 words
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Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay Succeed In Climbing Mt. Everest - Sir Edmund Hillary With temperatures well below freezing, blistering winds, thin air, and sheer exhaustion, Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay did what no one in the world had ever done. On May 29, 1953 Hillary and Norgay set foot on the highest point on earth (Rosenberg). Many climbers had tried and failed, many lost their lives, but Hillary, the beekeeper from Auckland, New Zealand, and Norgay a Sherpa from Nepal, achieved every climber’s dream which is to stand on top of the world, to stand atop the beautiful Mount Everest....   [tags: alps, expedition, summit] 1094 words
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Forced to Choose Between Morals and Society in The Puritan Dilemma by Edmund S. Morgan - ... This woman was known as Anne Hutchinson, a Puritan spiritual adviser. Anne Hutchinson arrived in Boston in 1634. Her ideas created a great deal of conflict which eventually caused her trial and exile. Her believes were that the Holy Spirit existed in various people and were able to communicate through them, which to the Puritans, was a crime and a sin. Puritans believed communication is only achieved through the bible and nothing more. After the trial of Anne Hutchinson, the Puritans saw it as a sign from god that it was his doing, protecting the colony....   [tags: sin, spiritual, religious] 594 words
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The Politics of Edmund Burke as Related to Classical Liberalism and its Derivatives - Edmund Burke was a political philosopher and a member of British Parliament who is generally considered to be the founder of modern conservatism. His politics are a fusion of other political theorists, and thus aren't particularly cohesive or systematic. However, Burke is an important figure in the history of political thought and he was known for his ability as an orator and statesman. Burke saw society as if it was an evolving organism. He felt that, like a body, all aspects of a society must be functioning properly in order for society as a whole to remain healthy....   [tags: Political Science] 850 words
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Book Review of Edmund S. Morgan's The Birth of the Republic, 1763-89. - ... The book briefly describes the revolutionary war since it is not meant to examine the military aspect excessively. Furthermore, Morgan thoroughly described how the Articles of Confederation was reformed to become the United States Constitution, explaining that it was due to the fact that state governments enjoyed too much power, while central (federal) government was too weak. The author takes into the humanitarian aspect of revolution in prospect; he talks about how Americans wanted to be equal to Englishmen in respect to being represented in the House of Parliament....   [tags: independence, taxes, revolution]
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A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful: Edmund Burke - To talk about the Enlightenment taking current times into consideration, and more specifically to talk about an enlightened aesthetic, may seem unusual as the concept “enlightened” is usually identify with political regimes and scientific systems. But the truth is a return to the meaning of the concept of enlightenment and its aesthetic has never been so necessary for understanding the world that surrounds us as now. At a time in which "cultural marketing" and culture industries and their products are spreaded, it is inevitable to put back on scene the aesthetic reflection that accompanies the Enlightenment movement of the 18th century....   [tags: cultural marketing, enlightment]
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Philosophical Beliefs of Edmund Husserl and Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty and Sarte - ... Primary philosophical issues are looked at through the ways in which things come to light through the first person’s conscious experience. Husserl describes phenomenological description as clarification (Klarung), illumination (Erhellung), enlightenment (Aufklarung) and conceptual analysis (Begriffsanalyse) (Moran and Mooney, 2002). Phenomenology is simply the science of phenomena, the studying of appearances, the structure of appearances and the how of appearing (Moran and Mooney, 2002). Husserl describes phenomenology as the following: Phenomenology, on the other hand, lays bare the 'sources' from which the basic concepts and ideal laws of pure logic 'flow', and back to which they must...   [tags: phenomenology, prejudice, phenomena] 751 words
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King Lear by William Shakespeare - Two sisters, both alike in inhuman cruelty, in fair Albion where William Shakespeare lays the scene, from an old kingdom break to new mutiny, where unrighteous deeds make unrighteous hands unclean. From forth the fatal hearts of these two foes, these sisters do take each others lives. Or do they. In modern day screenplay writing, writers are introduced to the idea that one page of script is equal to one minute on screen. This same application is also used in playwriting. When Regan is carried offstage, she can be perceived by readers as both alive and dead at same time....   [tags: edmund, inhume cruelty] 1324 words
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Reflections on the Revolution in France - ... Private property is the basis of a great working society. At the time French society was divided into social classes prior to revolution. The first (the clergy) owned 10% of the land; they also were radically divided, the higher clergy, stemming from aristocratic families, shared the interest of the nobility while the parish priest were often poor commoners (Spielvogel 421). The second estate (the nobles) who owned 30% of the land the third estate was the rest of the population. Most land of the land was owned by the king, some 40% overall....   [tags: Edmund Burke's views and arguments] 636 words
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King Lear by William Shakespeare - In King Lear the society and the control of his land made me go to the approach of Marxist. This means and involves the over scan of society and control of it. King Lear is starting to doubt his kingdom and his land because he feels like he is too old to be in charge and cannot really deal with the requirement anymore. He takes some time to think on what he should do and decides to give his land away to one of his beautiful daughters. Lear is very optimistic on which one of his daughters should take the kingdom....   [tags: marxism, edmund, reagan] 544 words
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Carpe Diem Theme in the Work of Ronsard and Edmund Waller - Carpe Diem Theme in the Work of Ronsard and Edmund Waller “Seize the Day.” This is most commonly known as the Latin phrase “Carpe Diem”. For some this is just a phrase, but in classic literature, it is a way of living and writing. This theme was revived during the Renaissance period and it made its influence in Italian, English, and French poetry. The simplest way to describe the theory of “carpe diem” is to say, “eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow you shall die.” It means that life should be lived to the fullest everyday, just like it was going to be the last....   [tags: essays papers] 435 words
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The Philosophy behind Political Disobedience - Political disobedience happens when the individuals of a nation feel it is crucial to make changes in government. Distinctive countries have diverse plans regarding the obligations of government, and accordingly there are numerous conceivable explanations behind political defiance. John Locke, an English therapeutic specialist and rationalist who existed until 1704, distributed his liberal speculations about government, property, and the privileges of man, in his book «Second Treatise of Government»....   [tags: John Locke, Edmund Burke] 1762 words
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Chivalry in Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France - Chivalry in Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France ...But the age of chivalry is gone... Amidst a wealth of metaphors and apocalyptic maxims, this line is perhaps the most memorable from Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France. He masterfully employs the concept of chivalry to express his anti-revolutionary sentiment, and he dramatically connects it to images of land, sex, birth and money to express the widespread disorder that accompanies a loss of chivalry. Nowhere is this idea more explicit than in the following passage: ...–But the age of chivalry is gone....   [tags: Reflections on the Revolution in France]
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Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) - Recently, in the Journal of Rheumatology in an interesting discussion concerning the application of ESR and CRP (C-reactive protein) appeared inaccurate information about the history of the discovery of ESR. Crowson, Rahman and Matteson in the article (1) and later in the discussion (2) suggested that the discovery of ESR occurred in the 20s of the last century. However, the discovery was not made in the 20s of the Twentieth Century, but at the end of the Nineteenth Century. For the sake of the highest standards of the discussion, in all its aspects, we would like to remind that the discoverer of erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) was a Polish physician Faustyn Edmund Biernacki (1866-1911)...   [tags: Discovery, Faustyn Edmund Biernacki ] 1022 words
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Consistent Clash Intertwined within Kenyan Government and Civilians - In 1884, Kenya was a British protectorate, a state that is controlled and protected by another. After trying to resist the control of the British, they were still defeated. The struggle to overcome the British then led to the Kenya African Union, which was founded with president Jomo Kenyatta, the Kikuyu leader, in order to fight back for Kenyan independence. On December 12th, 1963, Kenya became an independent country (“Kenya” 343). The masterminds behind this revolution were mainly members of the Kikuyu and Mau Mau tribes (“Open War Now Waged on Mau Mau in Kenya” 5)....   [tags: Edmund Burke, Modern Revolution, rebellion]
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The Four Periods of Literature - ... The best anyone can do is to enjoy each passing joy and victory, not holding on to the losses or pitfalls, but learning from them and moving forward. Some men are content to simply fall in line and follow the footsteps of those who have gone before. This produces nothing more than a life which has already been played out by someone prior. The third lesson studying literature has brought me is the fact that all great things started from taking a risk. The majority of writers who copy others style and attempt to make it their own fail....   [tags: celebrating deterioration]
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Temperance and Allegory - In The Faerie Queene, Edmund Spenser set out to create a work that could never be rivaled in breadth and complexity. His magnificent poem spans religious and literary movements, exalts and denounces rulers at the same time, honors traditional poetic forms and creates new ones, all while telling a fantastic story of romance, heroism, morality, and glory. In book two, Sir Guyon, the knight of temperance, is led into hell, and tempted by the creature known as Mammon, but remains faithful to his temperate values....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ] 1268 words
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Reaction To Who Moved My Cheese By Spencer Johnson - To start this paper, I initially typed in every one of Haw's motivational wall writings. I then analyzed them as they related to Johnson's message, my life, and to each other. Now, after writing this paper, I can assert that this story appeals to its audience on a level much more personal than their career. The story assists one's self in diminishing a fear of change. It is this core purpose that has the potential to influence the many facets of a human's life, be it in the workplace, love, or another achievement....   [tags: Spencer Johnson] 1206 words
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Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France and John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty - In this paper I will compare the theories and ideas from both Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France and John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty. In comparing these two philosophers, I will be paralleling their ideas and my own ideas I will be attributing them towards the modern day whistleblower, Edward Snowden. Political figures, government representatives and philosophy advocates have carefully studied Burke’s and Mill’s writings over hundreds of years to better understand their theories on governmental control in a society....   [tags: Compare&Contrast, Social Progress]
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edmundlear Edmund's Soliliquy in Act 5 Scene 1 of Shakespeare's King Lear - Analysis of Edmund's Soliliquy in Act 5 Scene 1 in King Lear The portion of `The Tragedy of King Lear' I chose begins on line 55 of act five scene one and continues to line 64. I chose this selection because it includes much information about plot and character. Prior to my selection Regan questions Edmund closely about his relationship with her sister, Goneril, because Regan suspects they have been intimate. Edmund denies these accusations at the beginning of act five scene one, but states his true intentions in his soliloquy starting on line 55....   [tags: King Lear essays] 922 words
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The Spell of Sensibility - ... But to better understand why women were seen this way in the first place, it will help to briefly to define what "Romanticism" really is, in a cultural and literary context. And while it is no longer as potent as it once was, the spell which tricks society into believing women are a secondary and frail sex, is one that still has power today, and it is a spell which should be permanently broken. Regarding women and their so-called sensibility, Edmund Burke writes: Among animals, the greyhound [dog] is more beautiful than the mastiff [dog]; and the delicacy of a gennet [feline], a barb [fish], or an Arabian horse, is much more amiable than the strength and stability of some horses of war o...   [tags: Romantic Era, Edmund Burke analysis] 645 words
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Helping the Poor Whites in the Book, American Slavery, American Freedom by Edmund S. Morgan - ... The second book focuses on the changing ways of the colony as they were released from the powers of the company and introduced to powers of the colony. As tobacco production decreased, Virginians began to consider the colony to be “home” and not just a temporary stop on their journey. At this time the Virginia assembly was trying to gain back their control under the king, however the king was not having it; those who were living in the colony found ways to get around the ideas that the did not want to be involved with....   [tags: colonists, indians, racism]
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Thomas Mofolo’s novel Chaka - ... Nalawi, Chaka’s wife, was also generally powerless. We are not sure of Nalawi’s background, other than her beauty, where she is from, and what she did for her brother, Dingiswayo, in order to become so important to him. And of course, Dingiswayo was one of the almighty kings of the Zulu nation, so it makes sense that Nalawi’s importance to him would be mentioned since he is was in a place of power. However, while the powerful are portrayed as relatable, they are also portrayed as generally unforgiving and often unmerciful characters, who usually place the value of power over the value of humanity and relationships....   [tags: Edmund Burke, philosopher, literary analysis]
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Immortality Through Verse in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 and Spenser’s Sonnet 75 - Immortality Through Verse in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 and Spenser’s Sonnet 75       Desiring fame, celebrity, and importance, people for centuries have yearned for the ultimately unattainable goal of immortality. Poets, too, have expressed desires in verse that their lovers remain as they are for eternity, in efforts of praise. Though Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 and Spenser’s Sonnet 75 from Amoretti both offer lovers this immortality through verse, only Spenser pairs this immortality with respect and partnership, while Shakespeare promises the subject of the sonnet immortality by unusual compliments and the assurance that she will live on as long as the sonnet continues to be read....   [tags: Sonnet essays]
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Earthly Pleasures in Virtue by George Herbert and Go Lovely Rose by Edmund Waller - Earthly Pleasures in Virtue by George Herbert and Go Lovely Rose by Edmund Waller There are clearly opposing views of how individuals should spend the short time they have on earth. In George Herbert's poem, "Virtue", and in Edmund Waller's poem, "Go, Lovely Rose", the poets have contradicting values of what should be done with our time on earth. Herbert is a puritan who believes that earthly pleasures should be ignored, as life should be spent preparing for another world after death. In contrast, Waller suggests individuals take advantage of earth's beauty and surrender to life pleasures....   [tags: Papers] 764 words
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