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Comparing Justice in The Faerie Queen and Merchant of Venice - The Nature of Justice in The Faerie Queen and The Merchant of Venice         The tension implied in the insistence to bind the definitions of justice, mercy, and equity in Elizabethan texts suggests that behind their representation there is more at stake than a conceptual problem. Elizabethan conceptions of ideal justice politicize their representations in order to justify the prevailing monarchy. Spenser and Shakespeare offer their own version of the nature of justice through female characters, Mercilla in Book V of The Faerie Queen and Portia in The Merchant of Venice....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The Role Of Nurse Glauce In The Faerie Queene - In Book Three of The Faerie Queene, the character of Glauce plays an important role in aiding Britomart, the main character, to set off on her journey. Britomart, who represents Spenser's idea of ideal Christian chastity, confronts some challenging and poignant issues before she heads off on her adventure; namely, she sees a vision of her future husband in an enchanted looking glass, and does not quite know how to handle the feelings of all-encompassing love that arise in her. The terror, doubt and confusion she experiences are similar to what is felt by any young girl embarking on the emotional rollercoaster of adolescence, but with the added factor of the spectral figure she sees in the mi...   [tags: Faerie Queene Analysis, Literary analysis] 1601 words
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Defense of Her Majesty and the Church of England in The Faerie Queene - Defense of Her Majesty and the Church of England in The Faerie Queene     In The Faerie Queene, Spenser presents an eloquent and captivating representation of the Roman Catholic Church, her hierarchy, and patrons as the malevolent forces pitted against England in her exploits as Epic Hero. A discussion of this layer of the allegory for the work in its entirety would be a book in and of itself, so, for the purposes of this exercise, the focus will be confined to Book I, Canto 1, through the vanquishing of the dragon, Errour....   [tags: Faerie Queene Essays]
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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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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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The Faerie Queene - The poem, "The Faerie Queene", is a story about a courageous knight who goes through great trials and fights monsters. This in itself is entertaining but, it also has many allegorical references to Christianity. Many times Spenser talks about things when in reality he's really talking something closer to home. For instance, this faerie land he talks about sounds like he is referring to England, the country where he's from. Also, the title Faerie Queene itself is seems to represent Queen Elizabeth, the Queen of England....   [tags: Poetry] 463 words
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Faerie Tale by Raymond E. Feist - Faerie Tale follows the tale of the Hastings family and their move to a rural mansion in New York. The Hastings family includes; Phil Hastings, a screenwriter working on a novel and his wife, retired actress, Gloria Hastings, Phil's daughter, Gabbie, a wealthy heiress from Phil's previous marriage, and twin boys, Sean and Patrick, who are particularly targeted by the “bad thing” in the story. The “bad thing” is a minion of the evil faerie king who is attempting to re-enter the mortal world before the “moving” closes the temporary portal between worlds on midnight on Halloween....   [tags: Hastings family, story and character analysis] 1094 words
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Powerful Women of The Faerie Queene and Paradise Lost -       Two very powerful female figures are presented in Error of The Faerie Queene, and Sin of Paradise Lost. These two characters are quite similar in description, Milton making a clear tribute to Spencer's work. Both characters have the same monster qualities, and both posses allegorical names and qualities. Error is by far the most disgustingly described of the two monsters. In Book 1, Canto 1, she is the first obstacle to meet the knight and his party. She represents the consequences of the night's foolhardiness and over-confidence....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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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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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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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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The Legacy of Queen of Elizabeth II - In every country, there are individuals who have had an importance to their time period. This importance is highlighted by the individual’s background, roles, and actions. ““The things which I have here before promised, I will perform and keep. So help me God.” The words the Queen said on her Coronation Day as she laid her hand on the bible” (Bradford 4). At the young age of twenty five, Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary became Queen. The Queen is now the second-longest reigning Monarch in England, reigning for fifty nine years thus far....   [tags: Biography of Her Majesty the Queen]
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Don't Be a Drag, Just Be a Queen - The figure of the drag queen is pivotal in understanding transgenderism and issues related to gender. Drags are places where femininity or masculinity is performed by opposite sexes. The film, Paris is Burning, directed by Jennie Livingston, is a valuable source for understanding issues including race, gender and otherness. The film touches upon the lives of black gays and transsexuals who live in New York and constitute a subculture, which is differentiated from heteronormative culture in a given society....   [tags: drag queen, transgenderism]
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The Story of Queen Elizabeth I - ... After the queen died she sign a document where Elizabeth was the queen of England and when she died immediately she become queen. The people that help her or make her life more “comfortable” make some kind of a feast so she could choose her husband but she already wanted only one. Climax: The war of England started with France, unfortunately they lose the war. When Elizabeth. When Elizabeth knew about what had happen she was required to meet the king of France because it would help their kingdom so she went to meet him with some people of England, first she thought he was strange but the real thing was that she wanted to merry lord Robert not him....   [tags: the Virgin Queen, British monarchs] 531 words
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An Analysis of Selected Stanzas From Book II, Canto VII of Spenser’s Faerie Queene 1 - An Analysis of Selected Stanzas From Book II, Canto VII of Spenser’s Faerie Queene 1 I Her face right wondrous faire did seeme to bee That her broad beauties beam great brightness threw Through the dim shade, that all men might it see: Yet was not that same her owne native hew, But wrought by art and counterfetted shew, Thereby more lovers unto her to call; Nath’lesse most heavenly faire in deed and vew She by creation was, till that she did fall; Thenceforth she sought for help, to cloke her crime withall....   [tags: Faerie Queene] 1917 words
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Facts and Accomplishments of Queen Elizabeth - Many people, in England, believe that there has always been one queen to stand above the rest. That queen was Elizabeth the 1st. She has made many accomplishments during her reign. From a compromise about what religion England would follow to defeating the Spanish Armada. Elizabeth was born September 7, 1533 in Greenwich England. She was the daughter of King Henry VII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. Elizabeth had a half sister from the king’s first wife, Catherine of Aragon, and also had a half brother from the king’s third wife, Jane Seymour....   [tags: queen elizabeth, protestants, spanish armada]
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Taking a Look at Queen Elizabeth I - ... Not only did she have economic reforms, but she also has religious reforms. When she first came to the throne, Elizabeth immediately established a Protestant church. She had named herself the Supreme governor of the Church of England. Since, they were many Protestants, she was welcomed with open arms. In the beginning, Elizabeth was locked away at the Tower of London because Mary I saw her as a political and religious threat. Without Elizabeth’s knowledge, Protestants began to revolt against the Catholic queen....   [tags: British monarchs, the Virgin queen]
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Queen Elizabeth - Queen Elizabeth was born on September 7, in 1533 to a royal couple by the name of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. She pertained a strong personality and strong political skills in overlooking marriage proposals and intensely flirting with many available suitors. She reigned over England without a king or children (Britannia: Elizabeth 1). Her father was known for the execution of his wives. The king had announced that any daughter would be "illegitimate" to the line of succession because his upcoming sons would be highly favorable to the throne (Thomas, Heather)....   [tags: Queen Elizabeth]
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Biography of Queen Elizabeth - Queen Elizabeth I. Introduction Queen Elizabeth had never married, and remained as the virgin queen throughout the many years of her ruling. According to Judith Richards, Queen Elizabeth was the youngest sibling of several others in her family. Queen Elizabeth I of was born in fifteen thousand fifty three in Greenwich and was also born in England. In the amount of bills that were created on few were passed to become laws for England (R.E Foster). Doctor Simon Adams states that Queen Elizabeth had full control of the second half of the sixteenth century....   [tags: virgin queen, golden age, catholics]
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Queen Elizabeth I - She is doted as one of England’s greatest monarchs, and brought England out of destitution, and into one of its most glorious periods, the Elizabethan Age. Though, she suffered greatly before crowning; throughout her rule as Queen, England was reformed and fortified to be one of the most powerful countries in the known world. Elizabeth was born in the Greenwich Palace on September 7, 1533 to Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII of England. (Stated on page 1 of Crompton, Samuel Willard. Queen Elizabeth and England's Golden Age....   [tags: Queen of England, Biography]
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Queen Elizabeth Woodville - When attempting to write an interesting and appealing work of historical fiction, an author may compromise the historical truth behind the story in order to attract readers. Usually, authors can be very true to the history behind the person or event that they are writing about. Yet, sometimes, works of historical fiction are glamorized in order to make the story more appealing. The novel, The White Queen, by Philippa Gregory was not an accurate representation of the life of Elizabeth Woodville because of its continual usage of historical rumors and unproven facts rather than factual information....   [tags: The White Queen, Philippa Gregory]
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Queen Elizabeth - Her father and mother where King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and had one brother and sister, Edward and Mary. But Queen Elizabeth had troubles of her own. She was abandoned by her own father, locked away by her own sister, but that didn’t stop her to become the greatest queen we know. Elizabeth father had some crimes on his own. When Elizabeth was only three he beheaded her mother, Anne Boleyn because she did not give him a baby boy; she gave birth to a girl. Soon after Elizabeth wasn’t raised in a palace with her father she was sent away....   [tags: Queen Elizabeth Essays]
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The Use of Numbers in The Queen of Spades - The Use of Numbers in The Queen of Spades      The use of numbers, especially the three and to a lesser extent the seven, is of major importance in Alexander Pushkin's The Queen of Spades. The use of three permeates the text in several ways, these being major, minor, and in reference to time. According to Alexandr Slonimsky in an essay written in 1922, "A notion of the grouping of three is dominant..." (429). In the major details of the story, we find "three fantastic moments" (Slonimsky 429), three cards, three major catastrophes, three main characters, and the use of six chapters, six being a multiple of three....   [tags: The Queen of Spades]
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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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An Extremely Brief Biography of Queen Elizabeth I - ... She was forced to enter through the Traitor’s Gate, yet she strong heartedly denied. She sat in the cold and dreary rain on the stairs from the river to the gate throughout the night, until her governess persuaded her to enter. Although against Queen Mary’s attempts, the word of Elizabeth’s sentencing spread and sympathy for her grew. Immediately upon entering the Tower, she became yet another famous captive within the Tower of London. Thankfully to Elizabeth, she only resided within the Tower for a short few months....   [tags: the Virgin Queen, King Henry VIII] 1349 words
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Elizabeth I: Britain’s Triumphant Queen - The exceptional reign of Queen Elizabeth I stands out in British history. Her reign is one of the longest in British history. Under her rule Britain began to gain strength because her policies laid the groundwork for the future rulers to build upon. The previous rulers of England, such as Queen Mary I, created turmoil through their policies which their personal beliefs influenced greatly. Elizabeth I’s reign remained relatively stable and she implemented new political policies that helped to strengthen Britain....   [tags: British History, Queen Elizabeth I]
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The Young Years of Queen Victoria - The Young Years of Queen Victoria Victoria was born on a spring day, May 24th, 1819, at Kensington Palace, in the then quiet suburb of London. "Plumb as a partridge" was her father's description of the baby, and she certainly bore a marked resemblance to her sturdy and robust Hanoverian ancestors who had ruled Great Britain for little more than a century at the time of her birth. By 1798 Victoria's grandfather, King George III, had reigned for nearly sixty years, but he was now old and feeble....   [tags: Queen Victoria Childhood Essays]
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Pushkin's The Queen of Spades - Pushkin's The Queen of Spades French connoisseurs already know Pushkin's The Queen of Spades in Mérimée's translation. It might appear impertinent to offer now a new version, and I do not doubt that the earlier one will appear more elegant than this one, which has no merit other than its scrupulous exactness. That is its justification. A preoccupation with explaining and rounding off induced Mérimée to blunt somewhat the crystalline peaks of the tale. We have resisted adding anything to Pushkin's clean and spare style, with its slender grace, which hums like a taut string....   [tags: Pushkin Queen of Spades Essays]
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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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The Power and Genius of Alexander Pushkin’s The Queen of Spades - The Power and Genius of Alexander Pushkin’s The Queen of Spades In Alexander Pushkin’s “The Queen of Spades,” many aspects of the short story have made for considerable debate among scholars.  Pushkin fills an integral role in Russian literary history, and there are abundant research sources to use in analyzing and interpreting his texts.  Pushkin is often referred to as the Father of Modern Russian Literature, but until just recently much of the criticism on Pushkin focused on Pushkin himself as the author, the innovative simplicity in his prose, or the political relationship between Pushkin and the Russian aristocracy.  Pushkin’s personal life was often the subject of public debate among...   [tags: Queen Spades]
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Mary, Queen of Scots by Gordon Donaldson - The biography that is being reviewed is Mary, Queen of Scots by Gordon Donaldson. Mary Stuart, was born at Linlithge Palace on December 8, 1542, sixs days later she became Queen of Scotland. Mary became Queen of France and soon her greediness grew and she wanted to take over England. Mary was unwilling to stay in France, so she went back to Scotland. There her second husband died and she was imprisoned in England for the suspicion of the murder. Mary had a bad ending to her life. Mary got caught in attempting an assassination of Queen Elizabeth for which she was beheaded on February 8, 1587....   [tags: Mary, Queen of Scots Gordon Donaldson] 1753 words
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Exploring Chance In Pushkins the Queen of Spades - Exploring Chance In Pushkin's the Queen of Spades It is said in The Bible that God has given Man 'free will.' Unfortunately for Man, The Bible does not entail exactly what 'free will' is. Some speculate that there is a force called Chance. These people believe that through a serious of coincidence, luck, and their own choices, they can control their future. Others believe in a force known as Fate. With this line of thinking, everything has a goal, and those goals will be met eventually. This gives the believer a sense of inevitability and they tend to be more laid back due to the philosophy of least resistance....   [tags: Pushking Queen Spades Essays Papers]
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Theme of Temperance in The Faeirie Queene - Theme of Temperance in The Faeirie Queene The themes of temperance, that being the employment of restraint, or at least moderation, especially in the yielding to personal appetites or desires, and of intemperance, the submitting to such desires, pervade Book Two of The Faeirie Queene. Prior to describing individual rooms within the Castle of Alma, it is useful to briefly discuss how the idea of the castle functions within the Book. Spenser compares the towers of the structure with towers at Thebes and Troy, which stand as monuments to individual According to Berger, Alma's Castle functions as an 'archetype of human temperance'; Spenser specifically describes the building in terms...   [tags: Faerie Queene Essays] 675 words
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Queen Nefertiti as a Significant Historical Figure in the Coloring Book - Queen Nefertiti as a Significant Historical Figure in the Coloring Book The influence and admiration of Ancient Egypt's Queen Nefertiti in the modern world is quite apparent, particularly in children's literature. "A Coloring Book of Queen Nefertiti" is a prime example. This 18-page coloring book includes black-outline illustrations of various aspects of ancient Egyptian history pertaining to Queen Nefertiti. Also incorporated are brief anecdotes pertaining to the pictures, written in simple language appropriate for ten to 13 year olds, though this was probably not the intended target age bracket....   [tags: History Queen Nefertiti Essays]
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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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Queen Elizabeth I - Queen Elizabeth I Elizabeth I was born on September 7, 1533 at Greenwich Palace near London. Her father was England's King Henry VIII; her mother was the king's second wife, Anne Boleyn. Elizabeth had an older half-sister, Mary, who was the daughter of the king's first wife, Catherine of Aragon. King Henry had moved heaven and earth to marry Anne Boleyn. He had parted from the Catholic church, established the Church of England, and annulled his twenty-four year marriage to Queen Catherine - partly because he loved Anne, and partly because he wanted the male heir Catherine could not give him....   [tags: England Queen Elizabeth First Essays Papers] 2817 words
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The Queen - In the movie, The Queen, the roles of others in her decision-making and leadership can be seen in the life of Queen Elizabeth II. (Frears, 2006) Through the course of this paper, I will analyze her resistance to change, her reliance on others in her decision-making process, and the roles Prince Philip, Prince Charles, and Prime Minister Tony Blair played in the week between the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and her funeral. I will share my thoughts on the most compelling styles of influence and how I would like to influence others....   [tags: Film]
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Queen Elizabeth: The Virgin Queen - ... In “Queen Elizabeth I Biography”). Queen Elizabeth knew about her sister “Bloody Mary” and how she got the name, so in order to bring back the peace to her land she called in Parliament in 1559 and re-established the Church of England and the Act of Supremacy that created a common prayer book in English too. Because Queen Elizabeth did not believe in Roman Catholicism like her sister Mary did, the Roman Catholic Church did not agree with Queen Elizabeth’s decision and Pope Pius V excommunicated her in 1570 ("Queen Elizabeth I Biography")....   [tags: power, female leaders] 909 words
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The Violence of The Queen of Spades - The Violence of Plath’s Daddy   "Daddy" is probably Plath’s most famous poem. The critic George Steiner has said that, "It is a poem by which future generations will seek to know us." He has also called it, "the Guernica of modern poetry." The violence of its imagery and tone, the references to concentration camps, torture and fascism certainly evoke Picasso’s most celebrated painting. Plath claimed that in this poem she was adopting the persona of a girl with an Electra complex whose father had been a fascist, but while the poem is not completely autobiographical, it contains several obvious references to her own life....   [tags: The Queen of Spades] 739 words
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The Natural Spiritualism in Javanese Cultural Religion As Seen in Story, "the Queen in Southern Sea", Nyi Roro Kidul - The Natural Spiritualism in Javanese Cultural Religion As Seen in Story, "the Queen in Southern Sea", Nyi Roro Kidul A. Background Since religion is the philosophy which attempts to understand the concepts involved in religious belief, the religious believers have to give they report such as experiences as those of being in the presence of God, or as being able to realize a timeless and eternal divine order in the universe (it made clear the concept of the religion). In contrast to what happened to the Javanese people who still believe in what they called natural phenomenon that influenced the spiritualism....   [tags: Queen Southern Sea Kidul] 2107 words
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Drama Queen: Mary, Queen of Scots - Drama Queen “Mary, Queen of Scots” There have been many drama queens in this world. As it turns out, one drama queen in particular was actually a real queen. Her name was Mary, Queen of Scots. Mary had lots of drama throughout her life and it is was this drama that ended in her execution. Mary was born December 8, 1542. Her parents were King James V and Mary of Guise. James, the King of Scotland, died shortly after Mary was born. He died six days after Mary was born. Mary became the Queen of Scots when she was six days old....   [tags: British history]
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Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth of England - ... Unfortunately, the planned marriage between the two was met with wrath of the people and this forced the stop of the suggested marriage. There was even an outpour of rebellions. The reason behind the chaos was the fear that England would come to be submissive to Spain. The uprisings resulted too many people being killed and hence the name Bloody Queen Mary came about. The diminutive was slightly biased due to the fact that religious oppressions were more as a result of the well-known heresey laws rather than harshness and heartlessness on Mary’s part....   [tags: notorious British female monarchs] 1632 words
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The Queen of the Damned - The Queen of the Damned As we draw towards others and follow them and their way we lose our own way and part of ourselves in the process. The Queen of the Damned is Anne Rice’s third book in The Vampire Chronicles series. In the beginning it’s all about a group of present-day immortal vampires struggles to save the mortal humans from the first vampire Akasha. She devilishly plans to enslave mankind and destroy all men on earth in order to stop wars and promote peace. She decides to save one male Lestat and his friends and that’s when the nightmare really begins....   [tags: Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles] 691 words
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Queen Elizabeth: Majestic Virgin Queen - “When I received this [Coronation] ring I solemnly bound myself in marriage to the realm, and it will be quite sufficient for the memorial of my name and for my glory, if, when I die, an inscription be engraved on a marble tomb, saying, “Here lieth Elizabeth, which reigned a virgin, and died a virgin.”” Unfortunately these words had become spasmodically through her reign as Queen. Queen Elizabeth was in a constant battle with Parliament for her to marry and leave an heir to the throne. She never married and did indeed die a virgin....   [tags: biography, biographical essays] 2249 words
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The Queen of Spades - In 2014, American Hustle topped the box office charts and was celebrated by critics alike. The film praised con artists and even portrayed them as light-hearted, “comedic figures” (Surowiecki). Americans condemn rapists and murders, yet we idolize con artists and often strive to achieve the most out of life with the least amount of work. People are constantly looking for shortcuts and quick solutions, making us bait to the cons of our society. The premise of the film is the idea that people are always self-interested and will believe what they want to believe....   [tags: film analysis, critics, card games, ]
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The Legendary Queen - The Legendary Queen Brian May and Roger Taylor, in 1970, set the wheels in motion for Queen when they decided to form a band during their college years. Queen started out as a band called Smile who signed with Mercury Records, and included: Tim Staffell, Brian May, and Roger Taylor. Once Tim Staffell left, the group added Freddie Mercury (lead singer) and bassist John Deacon. Freddie Mercury, Farrokh Bulsara, was a fan of Smile and was added on as the lead vocalist. John Deacon began as a young guitarist who was a member of the group called The Opposition....   [tags: Brain May, Roger Taylor, Rock, Band]
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The Evil Queen - ... Ruby’s eyes had flicked towards Quinn and he had nodded at her ever so slightly. They were trained agents and the Evil Queen was one of the most powerful criminals in the word at the moment, they had a duty to try and bring her in. Ruby’s first elbow did a fair amount of damage and the man behind her fell to the floor while another fell to her boot in his temple but that was the end of her luck. A hand came out and shoved a taser into her neck. It hadn’t worked out so well for Quinn though. Apparently the men surrounding him weren’t as generous....   [tags: ruby, snow white and charming] 2168 words
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Prince Albert and Queen Victoria - No matter who you are, everyone enjoys a great love story. There is a love story in particular, the one of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, that is unique when compared to other’s in history. While being a hopeful story, it is also one of sadness. There were numerous significant details of their love that stuck out the most, as to all stories like it. The love story of Victoria and Albert was truly great because of the devotion to each other that showed itself in their love at first sight, marriage, their children, Albert’s death, Victoria’s life without Albert, and even in the legacy of their love....   [tags: notorious romances of the XIX century] 1681 words
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