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The Dead and the Dying - ... Later it was revealed that he impregnated Alberta. His wife was enraged but accepted his illegitimate daughter as her own. She showed great compassion despite her feelings of anger. What made Troy commit adultery. Perhaps this is a way to escape his real life problems. It seems Troy made a lot of mistakes in his life. Will his family ever forgive him. During his funeral, his family hasn’t completely forgiven him but they feel sympathetic to troy to the fact that he tragically died. Fences suggests that a person's death cannot change other people's feelings completely but it is the start of the healing process....   [tags: Literary Characters]
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Portrayal of Women in the Media - Portrayal of Women in the Media Gender is the psychological characteristics and social categories that are created by human culture. Doing gender is the concept that humans express their gender when they interact with one another. Messages about how a male or female is supposed to act come from many different places. Schools, parents, and friends can influence a person. Another major factor that influences millions of impressionable females and males is television. Not only does the television teach each sex how to act, it also shows how one sex should expect the other sex to act....   [tags: Women Television Gender Psychology] 3135 words
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Who's Afraid of Edward Albee? - Who's Afraid of Edward Albee.      Edward Albee was considered the chief playwright of the Theater of the Absurd when his first successful one-act experimental plays emerged.  The Zoo Story, The Death of Bessie Smith, The Sandbox, and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung were all released during Albee's thirties between 1959 and 1968 (Artists  1-2).  Edward Albee was born in the nation's capitol on March 12, 1928, and his career has brought him three Pulitzer Prizes over four decades, the first for A Delicate Balance in 1966 and the most recent in 1994 for Three Tall Women.  While Albee's original works established him as a leading voice in America's Theater of the Absurd, his more mature plays were representative of traditional playwrights like Eugene O'Neill and August Strindberg.    Unlike many successful writers, the childhood of Albee was not one of deprivation.  On the contrary,  Albee was adopted at the age of two weeks by a millionaire family.  From that point on he knew a life of wealth and privilege.  He resided with his family in Westchester, New York.  His childhood experience was quite remote from that of many writers who knew squalor and deprivation.  As one magazine article said regarding his childhood years, "It was a time of servants, tutors, riding lessons, winters in Miami, summers sailing on the Sound:  there was a Rolls Royce to bring him, smuggled in lap robes, to matinees in the city; an inexhaustible wardrobe housed in a closet as big as a room.  Albee has never made any explicit comments about the happiness of his childhood.  His father was believed, however, to be dominated by his wife, who was considerably younger than her husband and an avid athlete" (Biography  1).  His grandfather was one of the major figures in the development of the razzmatazz of American show-business and the owner of a famous chain of vaudeville theaters.  Albee was named after him and this lineage gave him a great deal of exposure to plays and theater people at a young age.  Albee was not very adept at schoolwork though he showed promise as a writer from a young age.  He dropped out of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, after a year and a half to pursue a writing career full time in New York.  However, while at Trinity, Albee did gain theater experience by playing a variety of characters in plays produced by the college drama department.  Albee's success did not come overnight despite his literary promise and his high-profile contacts in the theater.  Instead, he labored at odd jobs for nearly a decade before his "breakthrough" came upon the publication of The Zoo Story, a one-act play modeled on the Theater of the Absurd ala playwrights like Beckett, Genet and Pinter.  The play was astonishingly accomplished for a first effort but Albee had to be convinced to try his hand at writing plays, "Originally his writing efforts focused on poetry and fiction until Thornton Wilder encouraged him to try playwrighting" (Artists  1).    There are some who feel that Albee never achieved the level of talent displayed in The Zoo Story, except for the plays Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Shakespeare, Loncraine, Donaldson, Richard, and Me - Shakespeare, Loncraine, Donaldson, Richard, and Me Act 2.4 of Loncraine’s Richard III is where I started furiously scribbling notes in the margins of notes. After Rivers is shockingly murdered, Loncraine films a still shot of the countryside. A farmer leads an ox in the foreground, while a train noisily passes in the background. There is a quick cut to the train, smoke billowing from its engines, entering a dark tunnel and then another cut to a toy train in the palace. The young Yorks are playing with the toy train and also a gray airplane....   [tags: Shakespeare Loncraine Donaldson Richard Essays] 1641 words
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Censorship - To Censor Literature is to Censor Life - To Censor Literature is to Censor Life       "All that mankind has done, thought, gained or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.  They are the chosen possession of men."  Thomas Carlyle spoke these words in the early 19th century.  Two hundred years later, it seems we still do not understand the breadth and magnificence of the written word.   Americans have forgotten the magical experiences that can be found in the pages of books.  Instead of respecting the chosen possession of men, they wield it as a tool to achieve their own ends.  If we lose our respect for knowledge, we lose our respect for ourselves; indeed, as Milton so eloquently wrote, "As good almost kill a man as kill a good book"               Despite First Amendment rights, censorship abounds in the United States.  One of the most popular targets for censorship is literature.  Of course, this is nothing new.  As long as writers have been publishing books, censors have been burning them.  Perhaps not always literally, but as author Ray Bradbury points out, "there is more than one way to burn a book"(545).  Special interest groups, be they secular or religious, left or right wing, politicians or PTA's, all feel they have the right to "burn"or otherwise obliterate, destroy, edit and censor material they feel is subversive according to their specific agenda or belief system.  One of the genres that especially comes under the often misguided blaze of these groups is youth and adolescent literature.  For a myriad of reasons, most of which are based more on emotional reactionary ideals rather than actual fact, incredible books written for our nation's children are targeted, dissected, and then discarded like so much garbage on the rubbish heap left by closed minds and intolerant morals....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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It's Time to Sin More, and Hate Less - It's Time to Sin More, and Hate Less My soul is embedded with classic Catholic-sin like crimson rubies buried in a sandbox. And I'm not just talking about eating two helpings of double-decker chocolate cake (although I do that, too) - I swear, I lie, I mock the Bible, I use the Lord's name in vain (to name a few). I love the very term "sin" - never has there been a three-letter word with so much power, such drastic implications. But as far as I'm concerned, my sins are holy....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays] 988 words
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20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - Intellect, Precision, Courtesy; The Makings of a Leader The ocean swells around you like a dust devil in a sandbox. Salt water fills your nostrils. The ship that deemed this fate upon you sails into the distance. You wonder, how am I going to get out of this one. Suddenly, a large metal object plants itself beneath your feet. A porthole opens and men carry you inside the belly of the large iron beast floating nether you. What’s going to happen now. In Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, this is exactly what main characters M....   [tags: essays research papers] 994 words
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Biography of Edward Albee - Biography of Edward Albee Edward Albee burst onto the American theatrical scene in the late 1950s with a variety of plays that detailed the agonies and disillusionment of that decade and the transition from the calm Eisenhower to the turbulent 1960s. Albee became a serious dramatist dealing with serious but always relevant themes, primarily having to do with the predicament of humanity in a society with moral decay, as well as the conflict between reality and illusion. His work is considered to be unique, uncompromising, controversial, elliptical, and provocative....   [tags: Papers] 692 words
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