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Identity in Gertrude Stein's The Making of Americans - Identity in Gertrude Stein's The Making of Americans Throughout her career, Gertrude Stein was fascinated by the possibility of revolution in the sense of "a complete or drastic change," especially in relation to her ideas of identity and agency. But critics disagree about her conclusions. For example, Bruce Goebel sees her early texts as "embrac[ing a] deterministic attitude about the formation of identity" (238) that conceives of identity as locked within historical and biological contexts. At the other extreme, many critics such as Caren Kaplan locate Stein's work within the context of expatriate modernism and so see it within the discourses which "celebrat[e] the rootless traveler" (7)...   [tags: Gertrude Stein Making Americans Essays]
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The Evolving Role of Woman with Gertrude Stein and Adrienne Rich - Using the works Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein and The Dream of a Common Language by Adrienne Rich, this paper will argue that Adrienne Rich would throw a better dinner party than Gertrude Stein, because even though both individuals were “not contemporaries”, both have concerns of women in their households and domestic lives. While Gertrude Stein’s poetry talks more to the individual and her experiences as a housewife, Adrienne Rich’s poetry speaks to the community and how women are being oppressed, but are facing their situations....   [tags: Tender Buttons, The Dream of a Common Language]
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Gertrude Stein’s Masking: Convention and Structure - Drawing from a wide range of theoretical fields, both Michael North in “Stein, Picasso, and African Masks,” and John Carlos Rowe in “Naming What is Inside,” analyze Gertrude Stein’s Three Lives, engaging the text as a means by which to understand the birth of literary and aesthetic modernism and as a way to explore Stein’s conceptions of the dichotomies brought up by race, gender, culture and geography. The two critical essays approach Three Lives by engaging “masking” as a technique by which to demonstrate the “conventionality” of a subject, and as an integral development in Stein’s creation of American modernism....   [tags: art, compare]
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Gertrude Stein - Gertrude Stein “I know I am” (Burnett 51). This response form Gertrude Stein was given in answer to the question “You think you are a genius?” posed to her by the French artist Henri Matisse. This was the epitome of Stein. Born in 1876, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, Gertrude was the fifth child, and youngest, to Daniel and Amelia Stein, German-Jewish immigrants. She was a bright girl, but was noted for “her lifelong indifference to rules” (Gombar 41), especially in school. The early death of her mother was the cause of this....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Gertrude Stein - Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein is one of the most celebrated authors and patrons of the arts. She encouraged, influenced and aided many literary and artistic figures through her support, investment and writings. Stein was born on February 3, 1874 into upper middle class surroundings in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. When she was 3 years old the family moved to Vienna and then on to Paris before returning to America in late 1878. Gertrude and her brother Leo became very close although he was two years her senior....   [tags: Biography Essays]
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Searching for Meaning While Avoiding Confrontation of the Self - ... The main protagonist, Jake Barnes, was inflicted with impotence and a broken heart, because of the war, which left Jake hung up on his trauma, and incapable of getting over his beloved, Brett. Jake tries to hide from confronting these issues inflicted by his past through acting hard–boiled and reticent during the day. At night, on the other hand, Jake states, “It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing” (Hemingway 42). This implies that at night when Jake is alone, he thinks about his problems; thus revealing Jake can’t run away from his problems forever....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein]
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The Self-Portraits of Gertrude Stein and Pablo Picasso - The Self-Portraits of Gertrude Stein and Pablo Picasso It is no wonder that Picasso, with his revolutionary style of painting, would be attracted to Gertrude Stein’s crowded Rue de Fleurus apartment on Saturday evenings for intellectual discussions on art and literature. From the barefoot dances and improvisational plays of Max Jacob to the comments of critics and would-be art patrons like Maurice Raynal and André Salmon, this salon was an assortment of artists, bohemians, professionals, and foreigners (Myers 18; Olivier 139)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Heidegger's Interpretation of Pablo Picasso's Portrait of Gertrude Stein - Heidegger's interpretation of Pablo Picasso's Portrait of Gertrude Stein By several accounts, Gertrude Stein posed for Pablo Picasso more than 90 times during the winter of 1905-6. Each session was never quite correct, with many botched attempts and frustrations. Ultimately Picasso sent her away, stating "I can't see you any longer when I look," then created a new portrait of her nearly a year later without seeing her again. It was regarded as a curious mask-like visage, not really an accurate representation of Stein at the time....   [tags: Art Artisits] 2611 words
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The Lost Generation - Life in the USA after World War I After World War I the world was changed forever. During World War I the world rapidly transformed by new technologies and moreover, owing to them the war had a bigger affect on people; the total number of casualties was over 37 million of both, military man and civilians. World War I lasted many years and by the end there were not only millions of casualties but also millions of man who were affected by horrors of battle. War had forced the generation to grow up quickly, and for those, who had spent years in trenches, war was all they really knew....   [tags: literature, Faulkner, Hemingway, Gertrude Stein]
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Gertude Stein And The Art Of Cubism - The Cubist painter renounced the work of artists who drew only what society wanted to view as art. Instead of painting for the appraisers of conventional art, Cubist painters assembled shapes and movement from different angles to create a completely innovative artistic perspective. Like the Cubist artist, Gertrude Stein, a modernist writer of the 20th century, rejected the expectations of a society that required writing to model the speech of the English language just as it required art to model the visions and still life images of everyday situations and experiences....   [tags: Art Painting Cubism Stein] 1403 words
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Pablo Picassos Bequest of Gertrude - Pablo Picassos Bequest of Gertrude Pablo Picasso was a very famous artist in his time. I have always found his work very interesting and unique. He has a style all his own and, I believe that this was what made him so famous and at the same time controversial. The painting I have chosen is called “Gertrude”. Pablo Picasso was born in Spain to Jose Ruiz and Maria Picasso. He later adopted his mother’s more distinguished maiden name Picasso. Picasso was a child prodigy who was recognized as such by his art-teacher father who ably led him along....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Gertrude of Shakespeare’s Hamlet - The Gertrude of Shakespeare’s Hamlet       Is Gertrude, in the Shakespearean drama Hamlet, a bore. A killer’s accomplice. The perfect queen. A dummy. This paper will answer many questions concerning Claudius’ partner on the Danish throne.   In her essay, “Acts III and IV: Problems of Text and Staging,” Ruth Nevo explains how the hero’s negative outlook toward Gertrude influences his attitude toward Ophelia:   Whereas it is precisely his total inability to know her [Ophelia], or for that matter himself, that the scene, in this theatrically simpler view, would allow us to perceive as the center of his anguish....   [tags: Character of Gertrude]
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Polonius in Shakespeare's Hamlet and John Updike's Gertrude and Claudius - Polonius in Shakespeare's Hamlet and John Updike's Gertrude and Claudius In every royal court throughout history, there has been the man who knows everything about everyone, and generally has the ear of the king; Shakespeare’s court of Denmark is no exception. Polonius, adviser and Lord Chamberlain to King Hamlet and Claudius, seems to know every intrigue, every alliance made in the interwoven royal court. In Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Polonius is firmly seated at the King’s right hand and he will go to any lengths to facilitate the union of young Hamlet and Ophelia....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet Updike Gertrude Essays] 1850 words
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Gertrude as an Innocent Victim or a Sexually and Morally Corrupt Woman in Hamlet - Gertrude as an Innocent Victim or a Sexually and Morally Corrupt Woman in Hamlet Shakespeare’s character Gertrude is one of much mystery; in relation to this there are many questions that need to be answered to establish Gertrude’s innocence through out the play. Some examples of these questions are, was Gertrude in some kind of relationship with Claudius before the murder of her late Husband and did she know about the murder before or after it was committed. Does she love Claudius or is it just her status that she is protecting....   [tags: Papers Hamlet Shakespeare Gertrude] 1380 words
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The Guide Dog Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner - The Guide Dog Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner Benny - He is one of the Alden children. He is six years old.. Jessie - She is one of the Alden children. She is twelve years old. Henry - He is one of the Alden children. He is 14 years old. Violet –She is one of the Alden children. She is ten years old. Grandfather Alden – He is the grandfather of the Alden children. They live with him. Jason Peters – He is a trainer at the Greenfield Guide Dog School. Mrs. Carter – She is the owner of the Greenfield Guide Dog School....   [tags: Gertrude Chandler Warner Guide God Mystery] 1483 words
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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein - Everyday people are put into several situations in which they have to conduct themselves accordingly. This may mean that they need to reinvent themselves. In many pieces of literature, characters are thrown into circumstances that require them to change who they are and how they act. In the novel The Art Of Racing In The Rain the author Garth Stein illustrates many situations where one or more characters are forced to change who they are and how they live. Yann Martel wrote, “It is circumstance that enables is to reinvent ourselves and the world around us.” Denny is put in certain circumstances in which he is forced to change his life....   [tags: story analysis] 791 words
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Gertrude and Ophelia - For many years, in the older eras, women had always been categorized as insignificant, and worthless. Because of this, women were forced to conform to the stereotype of depending on men, and were subjected to what the men said. William Shakespeare demonstrates this in the play Hamlet. The women are portrayed to deserve their fate because of their inability to be independent and their ability to be easily influenced. In the play, Shakespeare demonstrates that both Gertrude and Ophelia deserve their fate....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 1004 words
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The Case of Amanda Stein - Harassment or a Misunderstanding: The case of Amanda Stein In the article, Harassment or a Misunderstanding: the case of Amanda Stein, Amanda Stein, leads technical support engineer was facing continuous harassment by her manager Frank Villa. I believe Frank Villa’s attitude towards Amanda Stein was unacceptable because she was being unfairly treated by the fact that she is a woman, and moreover, by the fact that she is Jew. In today’s society, the issue of harassment in the work place is a very sensitive topic....   [tags: harrassment] 548 words
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Gertrude Berg's Life and Accomplishments - Gertrude Berg’s life began on October 3, 1899, in New York. Her parents were Dinah and Jacob Edelstien. Gertrude’s parents had no other children after her; therefore, she was an only child (Gertrude Berg). When she was older her father, Jacob, bought the Fliechmann’s abandoned house and they turned it into a hotel (Berg). This was the home of an extremely wealthy family at one time. As a young child, she loved to write and act out the stories she wrote for the guest at the hotel. Unfortunately, her father was unsupportive, and her mother was mentally unstable....   [tags: the goldbergs, arithmetic, jewish family]
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The Hamlet Project - Gertrude - In William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Gertrude is Hamlet’s mother and Queen of Denmark. Hamlet and Queen Gertrude have a rocky relationship throughout the story., since he resents her for marrying her husband’s brother Claudius after he murdered the King (young Hamlet’s father, King Hamlet). Gertrude reveals no guilt in her marriage with Claudius. The immediacy of her second marriage suggest that there may be some question as to whether or not she was involved in the murder. Her actions are often suspect, particularly because, according to Hamlet, she scarcely mourned her husband’s death before marrying Claudius....   [tags: character analysis, shakespeare] 1966 words
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Hamlet and Gertrude's Relationship - Hamlet by William Shakespeare focuses on the title character plotting vengeance against Claudius for his father's murder to capture the Danish crown. The new king is also Hamlet's uncle and now stepdad due to the marriage with his mother, Gertrude. Through a sequence of events, the protagonist eventually avenges his father, although both his mother and himself fall to a tragic fate as well. Throughout the course of the play, the relationship between Hamlet and Gertrude changes from strained to a disrespectful and mistrustful to a bittersweet ending....   [tags: Character Analysis ] 822 words
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Edith Stein - Edith Stein Edith Stein was born on October 12, 1891 , Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of Atonement in Breslau Germany now Wroclaw Poland. She was born into an Orthodox Jewish family and was the youngest of 11 children. When she was not yet 2 years of age, her father suddenly died. This left Edith's mother to raise the seven remaining children since 4 had died in childhood and manage the family business. She considered her mother an example of the woman in Proverbs 31, who rises early to care for her family and trade in the marketplace....   [tags: Papers] 533 words
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Hamlet´s Treatment of Ophelia and Gertrude - ... By setting up this meeting between Ophelia and Hamlet, Polonius has objectified her love in effort to anger Hamlet. This act goes to show that Ophelia allows her love to be used as a method to better understand Hamlet's madness. Ophelia clearly chooses to obey her father over her love for Hamlet. After learning that he was subject to Ophelia's false love, Hamlet becomes very rude in attitude towards her as he feels he has been chested. "Get thee to a nunnery. Why wouldst thou be a breeder/ Of sinners....   [tags: love, absent, misogynist] 1670 words
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Margarete Gertrude Zelle - Margarete Gertrude Zelle was born on August 7, 1876 in Holland. Her father owned a hat store that was successful until 1889. Her parents divorced after going bankrupt, and her mother died shortly after in 1891. Her father placed her and her siblings into the care of different relatives after remarrying in 1893. Margarete was taken in by her godfather in Sneek. During her stay there, she attempted to become a teacher, but after inappropriate conduct with the head of the college she was attending, she was forced to leave....   [tags: Intelligence] 961 words
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Gertrude Bell: The Watershed of Iraqi Archaeology - Gertrude Bell has been described as “one of the few representatives of His Majesty’s Government remembered by the Arabs with anything resembling affection” (Meyer and Brysac, 2008, p.162). Bell gained this reputation in the Arab world through her early travel, archaeological fieldwork, political positions and administrative archaeological position in Iraq. She established intimate and solid connections with Arab leaders and citizens all throughout the Middle East, and this helped her greatly in all facets of her life....   [tags: biography, Middle East, wartime, Arab]
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Gertrude Jekyll: An Influence Landscape Architect - Introduction Gertrude Jekyll,a famous British landscape gardener and craftswoman that dote about thousand of articles.Jekyll is well-known for the wonderful gardens in the nineteenth century(Wallinger,2012).At that time she became one of the premier landscapers of her day.Her work are still preserved well in different cities in Britain and other countries. This essay will mainly analysis about her design works,her illustration life and her design skills from her inspirations.There are different opinions about her garden design are linked with different theories.Jekyll may be seen as playing a vital role in garden design and landscape architecture.Now she is recognized as the most influent...   [tags: British lanscape gardner and craftswoman]
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Changing Views on Humanities in The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein - ... Enzo begins the book telling how he is ready to die. He believes that once a dog is finished with his life as a dog, their next stage is to become man. He is ready to be human. Denny is an aspiring race car driver. All themes in this book are related back to racing. The main theme is how life is not about going fast. Like racing a car, being in the present is what is most important. Being in the present is crucial to racing and to life, as being mindful and aware of your surroundings is important to have successful experience....   [tags: learning, driving, rebirth] 520 words
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Examining Queen Gertrude's Innocence in Shakespeare's Play, Hamlet - Today I will be talking about whether Queen Gertrude knew about King Hamlet’s murder in the play Hamlet written by William Shakespeare in 1603. Gertrude is an intriguing and mysterious character portrayed as caring deeply about her son. Although she seems to be a minor character, her contribution to the play is great in the plot. There are many debates about her knowledge of King Hamlet’s murder, due to the lack of evidence. This makes the conclusion of Gertrude’s innocence difficult to draw, even to the characters of the play....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Critical Analysis] 528 words
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Shakespeare's Hamlet - The Character of Gertrude - Hamlet – the Character of Gertrude       Shakespeare’s tragedy, Hamlet, presents ten male characters for every one female character. The only prominent female characters are two: Ophelia, Laertes’ sister and Polonius’ daughter; and Gertrude, the queen and wife of Claudius and mother of Hamlet. This essay will explore the character, role, and importance of Gertrude.   Prince Hamlet initially appears in the play dressed in solemn black. His mother, Gertrude, is apparently disturbed by this and requests of him:        Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted colour off,      And let thine eye look like a friend on Denmark....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]
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The Character of Gertrude in Shakespeare's Hamlet - The Character of Gertrude in Shakespeare's Hamlet The Gertrude in Shakespeare’s tragic drama Hamlet is controversial in the sense that some critics uphold her morality and some deny it. Let’s consider this question and others related to this character. Gertrude has many good qualities in the play; she is not evil through and through. Rebecca Smith in “Scheming Adulteress or Loving Mother” presents an image of the queen in Shakespeare’s Hamlet that is perhaps not consistent with that presented by the ghost: Although she may have been partially responsible for Claudius’ monstrous act of fratricide and although her marriage to Claudius may have been indirectly responsible for makin...   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Hamlet]
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The Case of Gertrude in William Shakespeare´s Hamlet - ... How do we see that she didn’t conspire against her late husband. We see as the audience that Gertrude is innocent to this crime is when the ghost of the late king Hamlet confronts his son and reveals the culprit of his own murder. The ghost king tells prince Hamlet this of his uncle Claudius: That incestuous, that adulterate beast, With witchcraft of his wit, with traitorous gifts— O wicked wit and gifts, that have the power So to seduce!—won to his shameful lust The will of my most seeming-virtuous queen....   [tags: Betrayal, Mother, Marriage] 683 words
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The Character of Gertrude in Shakespeare's Hamlet - The Character of Gertrude in Shakespeare's Hamlet         It is tempting to condemn Gertrude as evil, but it is probably more sensible to consider her as weak and inconstant. Hamlet's heartfelt line "Frailty, thy name is woman" sums up his view of her actions early in the play. Like many of Shakespeare's women characters, she is "sketched in" rather than drawn in detail. We know that she has a deep affection for her son, which is commented on by Claudius in Act 4 "The Queen, his mother, lives almost by his looks." and we may assume that she has not gone to Claudius's bed unwillingly, although there is a lack of evidence that she returns the King's obsession with her....   [tags: The Tragedy of Hamlet] 534 words
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Shakespeare's Hamlet: Who is Gertrude? - Hamlet –Who is Gertrude.       Back in 1883 Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Lectures and Notes on Shakspere and Other English Poets comments on what he interprets as a problem or inconsistency in the presentation of the character Gertrude in Shakespeare’s tragedy, Hamlet:        Ham. A bloody deed;- almost as bad, good mother,      As kill a king, and marry with his brother.      Queen. As kill a king.   I confess that Shakspere has left the character of the Queen in an unpleasant perplexity....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]
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Passionate Gertrude in Shakespeare's Hamlet - Passionate Gertrude in Hamlet             Like so many of the characters in Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet, Gertrude appears to be dominated by passion. This essay will explore this and other aspects of her interesting character.   Lilly B. Campbell comments in “Grief That Leads to Tragedy” on Queen Gertrude’s sinful state:   Shakespeare’s picture of the Queen is explained to us by Hamlet’s speech to her in her closet. There we see again the picture of sin as evil willed by a reason perverted by passion, for so much Hamlet explains in his accusation of his mother:   You cannot call it love, for at your age The hey-day in the blood is tame, it’s humble, And waits upon the jud...   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]
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Gertrude, Claudius, and Hamlet: Various Perspectives of Death - Losing a loved one can be difficult, hard, and can even drive a person insane. In Shakespeare’s play Hamlet death takes its toll on the entire royal family. When King Hamlet died, it caused Claudius to take the thrown and the hand of queen Gertrude. As soon as the King and Queen hear about how mad Hamlet has gone they discuss the idea of death and wonder if the thought of death or not mourning the made him go crazy. Claudius quotes, “When sorrows come, they come not single spies....   [tags: classic, shakespeare, hamlet]
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Shakespeare's Hamlet - Regarding Gertrude - Regarding Hamlet’s Gertrude         In William Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy Hamlet, the audience meets a queen who is a former and present queen. She was unhappy before – how does she feel now. Is she evil, guilty, motherly, lascivious. The multiple aspects of her personality deserve our attention.   Angela Pitt in “Women in Shakespeare’s Tragedies” comments that Shakespeare’s Gertrude in Hamlet is, first and foremost, a mother:   Gertrude evinces no such need to justify her actions and thereby does not betray any sense of guilt....   [tags: Essays on Shakespeare Hamlet]
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Shakespeare's Hamlet and its Gertrude - Hamlet and its Gertrude         How queenly is the current queen in Shakespeare’s tragic drama Hamlet. Is she an unprincipled opportunist. A passion-dominated lover. A wife first and mother last. Let’s study her life in this play.   Courtney Lehmann and Lisa S. Starks in "Making Mother Matter: Repression, Revision, and the Stakes of 'Reading Psychoanalysis Into’ Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet," comment on the contamination of the queen in Shakespeare’s Hamlet:   Hamlet, a play that centres on the crisis of the masculine subject and its "radical confrontation with the sexualized maternal body," foregrounds male anxiety about mothers, female sexuality, and hence, sexuality itself....   [tags: Essays on Shakespeare Hamlet]
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Shakespeare's Hamlet - Gertrude - Regarding Hamlet’s Gertrude                 Angela Pitt in “Women in Shakespeare’s Tragedies” comments that Shakespeare’s Gertrude in Hamlet is, first and foremost, a mother:   Gertrude evinces no such need to justify her actions and thereby does not betray any sense of guilt. She is concerned with her present good fortune, and neither lingers over the death of her first husband nor analyses her motives in taking another. . . .She seems a kindly, slow-witted, rather self-indulgent woman, in no way the emotional or intellectual equal of her son....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]
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Gertrude of Shakespeare’s Hamlet - The Gertrude of Shakespeare’s Hamlet       Is Gertrude, in the Shakespearean drama Hamlet, a bore. A killer’s accomplice. The perfect queen. A dumbie. This paper will answer many questions concerning Claudius’ partner on the Danish throne.   In her essay, “Acts III and IV: Problems of Text and Staging,” Ruth Nevo explains the deleterious effect of Gertrude’s behavior on her son’s relationship with Ophelia:   His mother has predisposed him to believe in women’s perfidy, has produced in him a revulsion from sex and the stratagems of sex; he was unable to draw Ophelia’s face by his perusal; she has refused his letters and denied him access; now returns his gifts....   [tags: Essays on Shakespeare Hamlet]
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Six Degrees Of Enlightenment - Pablo Picasso was born in Málaga, Spain on Oct. 25, 1881 and died in Mougins, France on Apr. 8, 1973. Picasso was a painter, sculptor, print-maker, ceramicist, and stage designer. Pablo Picasso and Georges Barque co-founded Cubism together. Picasso’s two famous paintings were Guernica and Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. He was even considered to be one of the greatest and influential artists of the 20th century.("Pablo Picasso." 2011. Biography.com. 30 May 2011, 06:10 http://www.biography.com/articles/Pablo-Picasso-9440021.) Gertrude Stein was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania on Feb....   [tags: Artists, Pablo Picasso] 948 words
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Essay Considering Gertrude of Shakespeare's Hamlet - Gertrude of Hamlet                 In Hamlet, Gertrude is a woman who means no harm but whose poor judgment contributes greatly to the terrible events that occur. There are only two female characters in the play, and neither one--Gertrude or Ophelia--is assertive. But the decisions Gertrude does make eventually lead to her death and the downfall of others as well.       We first realize in Act I, Scene 2 that poor judgment is her major character flaw. As the mother of a grieving son, Gertrude should have been more sensitive to Hamlet's feelings....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]
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Literary Works of The Lost Generation - The time after the World War I. was not the best one and why do we know it. It is partly because of the group of writers called the Lost Generation who had experienced the war and the life after and did an amazing job with giving the deep information about their time. This work deals with the characteristics of the Lost Generation’s works. In the first part of my essay I am going to describe the postwar period’s time. In the second part I will tell you who the lost generation was. In addition I will describe a life and topics of authors whose text I selected....   [tags: Life after the World War I]
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Gertrude: The Tragic Heroine of Shakespeare's Hamlet - Gertrude: The Tragic Heroine of Hamlet   Hamlet is perhaps English literature's most renowned play; a masterwork by the greatest of all masters, Shakespeare, from its very appearance Hamlet has not ceased to delight audiences and confound spectators. The complexity of the main character, prince Hamlet, is so vast that all who have attempted to decipher his character fulsomely have failed. Amidst his own grandeur, Hamlet makes the other characters pale. As they blur into literary oblivion due to the magnetism of the central character, other characters are often disregarded as one-dimensional and are not done sufficient justice....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]
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The Character of Gertrude in Shakespeare’s Hamlet -    Shakespeare’s tragedy, Hamlet, presents ten male characters for every one female character. The only prominent female characters are two: Ophelia, Laertes’ sister and Polonius’ daughter; and Gertrude, the queen and wife of Claudius and mother of Hamlet. This essay will explore the character, role, and importance of Gertrude.   Hamlet’s mother, Gertrude, is apparently disturbed by her son’s appearance in solemn black at the gathering of the court, and she requests of him:        Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted colour off,      And let thine eye look like a friend on Denmark....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Hamlet]
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A Comparison of Hamlet’s Gertrude and Ophelia - A Comparison of Hamlet’s Gertrude and Ophelia       Queen Gertrude and Ophelia, the main female characters in Shakespeare’s dramatic tragedy Hamlet, have a variety of personal qualities and experiences in common. This essay, with the help of literary critics, will explore this commonality. In the Introduction to Twentieth Century Interpretations of Hamlet, David Bevington enlightens the reader regarding the similarities between Gertrude and Ophelia as the hero sees them: Yet to Hamlet, Ophelia is no better than another Gertrude: both are tender of heart but submissive to the will of importunate men, and so are forced into uncharacteristic vices....   [tags: William Shakespeare Hamlet Essays Papers]
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Hamlet Essay: Comparison of Gertrude and Ophelia - Hamlet – a Comparison of Gertrude and Ophelia       Even though at opposite ends of the courtly society in the halls of Elsinore, the characters of Gertrude and Ophelia in Shakespeare’s Hamlet have much in common. This essay intends to explore that commonality.   Howard Felperin in his essay “O’erdoing Termagant” illustrates one point of similarity between these two female characters – they are both recipients of Hamlet’s ill-will. Here he describes Hamlet’s verbal attack on Gertrude in the closet scene:   Even Gertrude vaguely perceives that Hamlet’s speech is inspired more by ancient texts than by any immediate situation: “Ay me, what act, / That roars so loud and thunders in the...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Shakespeare's Hamlet - Comparison of Gertrude and Ophelia - Hamlet -- Comparison of Gertrude and Ophelia       Gertrude and Ophelia occupy the leading roles for females in the Shakespearean drama Hamlet. As women they share many things in common: attitudes from others, shallow or simple minds and outlooks, etc. This essay will delve into what they have in common. The protagonist’s negative attitude toward both women is an obvious starting point. John Dover Wilson explains in What Happens in Hamlet how the prince holds both of the women in disgust: The difficulty is not that, having once loved Ophelia, Hamlet ceases to do so....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Comparing Gertrude and Ophelia in Shakespeare's Hamlet - Gertrude and Ophelia of Hamlet                                          Queen Gertrude, Hamlet's mother, is in some ways the epicentre around which Hamlet's emotions revolve. Her role is difficult to determine; she can be seen, like Desdemona, as the passive victim of male ambition and strife, or she can be placed amongst the likes of Lady Macbeth as privy to her husband's misdeeds, and as sharing his guilt to an equal, if not greater extent. Her attitude to Ophelia seems positive ('Scattering flowers....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 908 words
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God and the Caducity of Being: Jean-Luc Marion and Edith Stein on Thinking God - God and the Caducity of Being: Jean-Luc Marion and Edith Stein on Thinking God ABSTRACT: Jean-Luc Marion claims that God must no longer be thought of in terms of the traditional metaphysical category of Being, for that reduces God to an all too human concept which he calls "Dieu." God must be conceived outside of the ontological difference and outside of the question of Being itself. Marion urges us to think of God as love. We wish to challenge Marion’s claim of the necessity to move au-delà de l’être by arguing that Marion presents a very limited understanding of Being: he interprets the Being of God as causa sui....   [tags: Philosophical Philosophy God Papers]
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Women´s Role in Othello by William Shakespeare - ... Hamlet again degrades women when he asks Ophelia that “why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners?” (3.1.123). Hamlet accuses women in general of being the reason sin continues and naive for believing in a true love marriage. He further warns her that she is better off at a nunnery where she will have no children and be able to stop this line of sin as well as telling her he will end marriage, subsequently, ending the love aspect as well as reproduction, in his mind, ending sin. The women in the play, Gertrude and Ophelia, accept the male control and dominance that they are under....   [tags: gertrude, ophelia, claudius] 703 words
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Ambition in Hamlet by Williams Shakespeare - The dictionary defines personal ambition as “An earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction, as power, honour, fame, or wealth and the willingness to strive for its attainment”. (Dictionary.com) One could argue that too much ambition can be a negative trait. By placing such an emphasis on personal ambition it causes some to push their loved ones away in order to achieve what they want. Within most people, unhappiness is a common feeling and in extreme results, it leads to death. In the texts Fifth Business by Robertson Davies and William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, it is evident when the strongest characters place power and ambition above all else they crumble....   [tags: ophelia, gertrude, fifth business]
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Understanding Modernism - Quite honestly, the collective works of Modernists across the globe are probably some of the most difficult pieces to understand. For example, let us take a look at the work of Gertrude Stein, the most frustrating author you will ever meet. Her pieces are filled with the ideas that made Modernists famous, but she is so motivated to be a Modernist that it seems as if she has taken those ideas to the extreme level. For example, her poem A SOUND. reads as thus: “A SOUND. Elephant beaten with candy and little pops and chews all bolts and reckless reckless rats, this is this” (Stein 259)....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Corruption in Hamlet by William Shakespeare - In general terms, corruption is the act of corrupting or of impairing integrity, virtue, or moral principle. In politics, corruption is the misuse of public power and image.Whether it is realized or not, no country is wholly free of the disease of corruption, and if it is allowed to develop and become significantly strong, it can obstruct the good processes of governing and deteriorate the fabric of society. It can become a barrier to continual development and make it so that essentially no room remains for justice to succeed....   [tags: Gertrude and Claudius, power]
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The relationship between Rhoda and Gertrude in The Withered Arm - Discuss the relationship between Rhoda and Gertrude in The Withered Arm. The Withered Arm is a pre-20th century book by Thomas Hardy; the plot of the story is in and around the writers' imaginary village of Holmstoke and town of Casterbridge. One of the main themes of The Withered Arm was Jealousy it was portrayed through Rhoda Brook, 'a thin fading woman of thirty' 'that had once been handsome', who had an affair with Farmer Lodge and bore him a son. Farmer Lodge left Rhoda to bring up their son on her own and later married a new wife, who was 'years younger than him', called Gertrude....   [tags: English Literature] 1525 words
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Hamlet, A Rational Thinker - “To be or not to be, that is the question,” the quote claimed by Shakespeare seems to have revolutionized the way people thought in the 17th century. After the death of his father, the king, Prince Hamlet takes up a vulnerable role in the text. Not only does Hamlet face the challenges of society by no longer having a father role and giving up his position to inherit the throne, but he also finds himself trapped at a loss of willpower when it comes to avenging himself for what Claudius has done....   [tags: Claudius, Gertrude Shakespeare] 948 words
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Gertrude and Helen: Wantonness in the Trojan War and Shakespeare's Hamlet - Gertrude and Helen: Wantonness in the Trojan War and Hamlet       Hamlet is the melancholy Dane; Claudius, the smiling villain. Polonius is the oily courtier; Horatio, the loyal friend. Most of the characters in Hamlet are well defined and unambiguous; the character of Gertrude, however, presents us with many ambiguities and difficulties. Some critics see her as "well-meaning but shallow and feminine, in the pejorative sense of the word: incapable of any sustained rational process, superficial and flighty" (Heilbrun 10), while others see her as a stronger character, cool and calculating....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet]
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