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Doubling in Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy - Doubling in Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy        The World's Classics version of Kyd's the Spanish Tragedy has more than fifty-three roles*. This number can go much higher depending on the exact number of plural parts the director decided to allot. In other words, the script may read simply "nobles," or "attendants" and the reader can not be completely sure of the number of people referred to. If the performing company was limited in players, there may be only two "knights" but if the director had a large cast he may send in six....   [tags: Spanish Tragedy Essays]
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Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy - The Humanist Chronotope - Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy - The Humanist Chronotope In "Forms of Time and of the Chronotope in the Novel," Mikhail Bakhtin defines the chronotope as "the intrinsic connectedness of temporal and spatial relationships that are artistically expressed in literature" (84). That is what the chronotope is; Bakhtin continues with what the chrontope does: "It can even be said that it is precisely the chronotope that defines genre and generic distinctions" (85). In The Spanish Tragedy, Kyd layers three chronotopic zones to create a new chronotope, the "humanist chronotope," which in turn creates a unique dramatic genre, one we might call "humanist drama." According to Bakhtin, two seminal chronotop...   [tags: Spanish Tragedy]
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Justice and Revenge in The Spanish Tragedy by Thomas Kyd - Justice and Revenge in The Spanish Tragedy by Thomas Kyd Throughout 'The Spanish Tragedy', by Thomas Kyd, there is a constant theme of justice and revenge. Justice is the supreme law of the land; without justice, a country would fall into disrepute and those who are readily concerned with the status of society would have no grounds to stand upon. Therefore, those in power venerate justice. Revenge, however, upsets the delicate balance that holds Spanish society together. Hieronimo does his best to maintain a civil attitude towards incrimination and justice, but his plans for revenge lay waste to the very law he professes to adore....   [tags: Spanish Tragedy Thomas Kyd Essays]
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The Spanish Tragedy and Macbeth - All great tragedies involve to varying degrees the psychological downfall of the protagonist. To explicate this point it is a simple matter to draw upon two tragedies that have remained famous through the ages. They are ‘The Spanish Tragedy’ by Thomas Kyd and the filmic adaption of Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Macbeth’ by Roman Pollanski. They demonstrate the point through literary techniques like foreshadowing, soliloquies etc. and through in the case of Macbeth through the additional visual techniques that enhance the realism of the psychological emancipation demonstrate that although all great tragedies are in part tragedies of the mind and that the tragedy of the mind is vital for another trag...   [tags: Tragedy, Human Mind, Shakespeare] 1152 words
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The Spanish Tragedy - The Spanish Tragedy by Thomas Kyd is a founder play of the tragedy during the Elizabethan period since it raises important issues of this time, such as the cruel and unfair death, revenge, social status as well as allegiance to the sovereign. These topics reached the population and it is probably due to this that The Spanish Tragedy was successful at the time. This paper will focus its analysis on the scene 2 of the first act, which is a short but meaningful passage of the play. This passage, which takes place at the beginning of the play, gives an idea of the initial situation....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Thomas Kyd] 2388 words
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Analysis of Hieronimo in The Spanish Tragedy - Hieronimo is a symbol for the authority of law within The Spanish Tragedy. From his soliloquy in act III scene II, one can see Hieronimo’s ambiguity in deciding whether to pursue either justice or revenge. It could be argued that Hieronimo’s actions and concerns change throughout the course of the play by the wills of others and not his own desires; thus representing the failed authority of the law. This can be shown by analysing Hieronimo, Bel-imperia, the Gods, Lorenzo and the Law. Hieronimo’s soliloquy in act III scene II is a focal point within The Spanish Tragedy as it is the awakening of Hieronimo’s awareness of Lorenzo’s villainy....   [tags: Literary Techniques, Character Analysis] 1328 words
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Characteristics of a Machiavel in The Spanish Tragedy and Hamlet - Characteristics of a Machiavel in The Spanish Tragedy and Hamlet   To understand a renaissance machiavel as portrayed in The Spanish Tragedy and Hamlet, it is necessary to find characters from both works that exhibit the characteristics of a machiavel (Plotting, secrecy and eventually murder). This is the difficult part, as most of the major characters in both plays exhibit some, if not all of these characteristics - while neither Heironimo nor Hamlet are villains, they both rely upon machiavellian tactics; they both feign madness to seem unthreatening, then proceed to strike when least expected: I will revenge his death....   [tags: spanish comparison compare contrast]
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Hamlet: Shakespeare's Plagiarism of The Spanish Tragedy - Some say that the essence of the present resides in the past. Hamlet, Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, as many great works, draws its deepest roots and ideas from past masterpieces. But how has Hamlet borrowed from other texts ; and with what effect . In particular, Shakespeare borrowed the plot elements, the concept of the revenge tragedy and the character traits from Thomas Kyd’s Spanish Tragedy. First of all, this essay will discuss what plot elements, such as the play within the play and the genre of the revenge play that have been borrowed from Thomas Kyd’s works, notably The SpanishTragedy....   [tags: Hamlet Essays]
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The Role of Madness in The Spanish Tragedy and Hamlet - The role that madness plays in The Spanish Tragedy and in Hamlet, indeed in all revenge tragedies, is a vital one; it provides an opportunity for the malcontent to be converted by the environment into the avenger. In almost all revenge tragedies, the malcontent takes the form of a renaissance man or woman who is confronted with a problem - the deed to be avenged. This crime, and the criminals that perpetrated it, effect that surroundings to such an extent that it is impossible to remain unchanged by them....   [tags: The Tragedy of Hamlet Essays]
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Revenge Tragedies: The Spanish Tragedy by Thomas Kyd - ... The crime committed by the antagonist would have no law against it or a bizarre reason why it is unpunishable by the law, so the central character of the story has to find a way to get their revenge since society couldn’t take care of it. According to Karen Bennnett, “Formerly, when no states and laws existed, the primitive people regarded violent acts against themselves not as a crime and public matter, but as a personal injury and therefor a private affair. Therefore, revenge was the only means of justice those people could stick to” (Bennett)....   [tags: elizabethan revenge, bible, greeks] 903 words
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The Influence of Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy on Hamlet by William Shakespeare - The influence of Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy is seen throughout the use the ghost in Hamlet, by William Shakespeare. This scene marks the beginning of Hamlet's action towards revenge. Through the allusions of Greek mythology, death and revenge, Elizabethan tragedy is displayed in both dialogues. The ghost present in both plays fit the what the Elizabethans held about superstition. Depicted by Shakespeare and Kyd, the theme of revenge correlates between both ghosts' monologues. Both of their objectives are set on seeking retribution for a relative....   [tags: revenge, ghosts, mythology]
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Revenge in the Public and Private Realms of The Spanish Tragedy - Revenge occurs in two realms: the private and the public. Private revenge occurs in secret with only a few people knowing about it. There is less need for justification because there are fewer people to justify the act to. Public revenge, on the other hand, operates as entertainment or a social event. Many people act as witnesses; this increases the need for justification. It can be assumed that private revenge occurs when one's motives are questionable; public revenge occurs when one's motives are fair....   [tags: francis bacon, Balthazar and Lorenzo]
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Heroes and Revenge in Hamlet and The Spanish Tragedy - Heroes and Revenge in Hamlet and The Spanish Tragedy In Elizabethan drama, it was accepted that the villains of the piece would, because of their evil methods and aims, be revealed and punished - in other words, justice would be served. The problem, however, arises when the "heroes" of the piece use the same methods as the villains. I use the term hero warily, as the traditional hero of a revenge tragedy is one who would at first seem completely unsuited to a revenging role; Heironimo is portrayed as being too old, while Hamlet is seen as being too young....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison]
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Revenge in Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy - Revenge in Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy (c. 1587) is generally considered the first of the English Renaissance "revenge-plays." A rich genre that includes, among others, Hamlet. These plays tend to be soaked in blood and steeped in madness. The genre is not original to the period, deriving from a revival of interest in the revenge tragedies of the Roman playwright Seneca. Nor is it exclusive to the past, as anyone who has seen the "Death Wish" or "Lethal Weapon" films can attest....   [tags: Papers] 1137 words
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Renaissance Tragedy and Investigator Heroes - Renaissance Tragedy and Investigator Heroes The role of the investigator in Renaissance tragedy, with special reference to Shakespeare's Hamlet and Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy I therefore will by circumstances try, What I can gather to confirm this writ Hieronimo The play's the thing Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King Hamlet The roots of the blossoming tree of crime fiction can be traced back to the ancient soil of The Bible, and beyond, in literature which contains mysteries to be solved, and figures who act as detectives....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet Kyd Spanish Tragedy Papers] 2492 words
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The Use of Supernatural Elements in Shakespeare's Hamlet and Kyd's the Spanish Tragedy - Discuss the usage and effects that the supernatural elements have in both Kyd's `The Spanish Tragedy' and Shakespeare's Hamlet. Ghosts or supernatural beings feature both in The Spanish Tragedy, written by Thomas Kyd, in 1587, and in Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare, in 1601. Ghosts and the supernatural `remind the characters and the audience of the constraints the past places on the present, and also the obligations the living bear to the departed' . There were many superstitions surrounding these entities during Elizabethan times....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1172 words
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Tragedy or Blessing? The Aftermath of Spanish Colonization - Ask yourself: are you the person today because of the things you have been through in the past. This question is also applicable to the countries in Latin America today, and the answer would be yes. The Spanish colonization in Latin America affected the respective countries in almost every single aspect of life, politics, and economy. Therefore, the Spanish influence is an undeniable part that cannot be ignored in every country that was under the influence of the grand Empire of Spain. The consequences of the Spanish were both negative and positive to the people living in the countries after the 15th century....   [tags: Latin America, Christopher Columbus]
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The Revenger's Tragedy - The Revenger's Tragedy What type of tragedy is this. A tragedy, by definition, is a 'disastrous, distressing and very sad event'. The Revenger's Tragedy, however, does not display all of these characteristics. It is macabre and grotesque and delights in gory descriptions of blood, violence, death and murder, but it is not a sad story. It is more likely to evoke feelings of disbelief and incredulity at the plot than to cause its audience to feel any kind of sadness. In all, there are thirteen revenge actions, five without motivation, and it seems that the tragedian's aim was to use revenge as a dramatic device to arouse revulsion rather than sadness at the waste...   [tags: Papers] 814 words
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Antisemitism in the Middle Ages - In the year of 1492, most people instantly think of the Columbus’ discovery of the New World. But in the joy of the discovery of the New World also comes the tragedy of the Old World. The Spanish Inquisition was one of the darkest periods of time in Jewish history. Christianity’s view of other religions as inferior is portrayed in many well-known pieces of literature, including one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays, The Merchant of Venice. Towering over Shakespeare’s romantic comedy The Merchant of Venice is the tragic figure of Shylock, a man who represents the treatment of the Jewish people in his time period....   [tags: Spanish Inquisition]
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The Spanish American War - As one of America's great white fleet ships lay on the bay of Havana Cuba, people started questioning the reason of the explosion. After a couple of days, the Press was informed of the tragic accident, that could have been an attack on the United States. Once the Press was involve there was no doubt it was in accident as the Yellow Press claimed it was an attack. The sinking of the U.S.S. Maine not only claimed one of the Great White Fleet, it also caused over 250 casualties. Although the tragedy of the maine could have sparked the war, there was more reasons why the U.S....   [tags: war, territories, govern, cuba, spain] 684 words
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Hamlet as a Revenge Tragedy - Hamlet as a Revenge Tragedy Revenge tragedy was a brief sub genre of tragedy at the end of the sixteenth century, despite some clashes with the teachings of the church. In a revenge tragedy a crime, normally murder, has gone unpunished, because the criminal has too much power and cannot be reached by the law. This fact is revealed by a ghost to someone closely connected with the victim, laying on him the responsibility to revenge the crime. The revenger is usually an outsider who lacks access to the criminal, who is at the centre of a completely corrupt court....   [tags: Papers] 1283 words
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Comparative Analysis of "The Spanish Inquisition" and "Trent 1475" - In his lengthy undertaking, The Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision Henry Kamen attempts to readjust his readers thinking about the infamous Spanish Inquisition. Thirty years of research brought him to the conclusion that there was less persecution and horror in the Inquisition than pop culture and historians have drawn. In Trent 1475: Stories of a Ritual Murder Trial, R. Po-Chia Hsia takes the reader on a dark journey to the wretched persecution of a small community of Jews in the Italian city of Trent....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1565 words
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Spanish Theater: Lorca and Valle-Inclán - Valle-Inclán and Lorca have been two of the most influential and important figures of the twentieth century Spanish theatre. During their time, the theatre was primarily made up of bourgeois theatregoers who did not take pleasure in thought-provoking plays, but preferred a theatre that was conventional and contemporary. Both Valle and Lorca departed from convention and showed freedom in their style of writing, earning the reputation of dramatists of utmost importance, respect and originality, who not only brought new artistic trends to the Spanish theatre, but also embodied the signs of change and hope for the Spanish stage and society....   [tags: freedom, luces de bohemia]
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Societal Values of Feminine Propriety in 20th Century Spain - Predominant Spanish culture implements harsher societal expectations upon women, inherently provoking more oppression upon women than men. Early 1900s Andalusian culture, particularly, restricted women of many civil rights: they couldn't file for divorce, get an abortion, or place a vote. As societal norms repress the female population, women are coerced into an inferior position of submission, compelling them into heavy dependence upon the male figures in their lives. Austere societal expectations, in addition, demand chastity, respectful etiquette, and obedience in women, wherein worldviews are influenced to believe that marriage is more of a contract rather than a choice made to cater to...   [tags: Spanish culture, social expectations]
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William Shakespeare's Hamlet as a Revenge Tragedy - William Shakespeare's Hamlet as a Revenge Tragedy Revenge Tragedy was a genre which lasted from 1590 until 1615. The genre appealed to the Elizabethan audience’s desire for blood and violence without emotional depth. ================================================================== Revenge tragedies originated in the writings of the Roman Seneca (4BC-AD65) whose plays heavily influenced Elizabethan dramatists. Seneca’s tragedies, using stories derived from mythology emphasised bloody action, horrific incidents and ranting speeches....   [tags: Papers] 1241 words
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Spanish Theatre and Its Influence in Latin America - Since its creation the Spanish Golden Age Theatre has held an important role in the Spanish society. The golden age theatre was from 1590-1681. During this era, the Golden Age had a huge influence over the Latin American theatre world. Spain in particular saw a monumental increase in the production of live theatre. Before the Golden Age era, live theatre was non-existence. The production of live theatre became popular and was attended by both lower and higher class of people. In addition women was allowed to act in theatre plays with men....   [tags: Mexican and Cuban dramatic expression]
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The Spanish Flu in Remission - The Spanish Flu in Remission For many it appears like there is finally reason to take a deep sigh of relief. The deadly Spanish Flu, now believed to have begun on the battlefields and in the military hospitals of the war, appears to be in remission. In the previous two days the death tolls has gone from 302 down to 269, and it today reached a remarkable low of only 17. Still the business men's advisory committee and our local Health Commission say that we must "keep up the fight so long as there is a case of influenza." The eradication of this illness is the responsibility of every citizen and does not simply rest with the physician....   [tags: Journalism Influenza Health Medical Essays] 848 words
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The Life of Spanish Baroque Painter Martolome Esteban Murillo - ... From the studies on this trip, his works became tender and soft. 1645 was a big year for Murillo, marrying the wealthy Beatriz Cabrera y Villalobos, and he got his first important commission. During this decade, Murillo’s popularity rapidly increased. He surpassed his rival and became the most popular painter of Seville. The end of the 1640’s and 1650’s were Murillo’s busiest years as an artist, even though there were many obstacles in his life. In 1658 Murillo made another trip to Madrid, where his studies had a major impact on his future works....   [tags: academy of art, chiaroscuro] 647 words
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Love Theme in Fuenteovejuna - Discuss Lope's handling of the theme of love in Fuenteovejuna Although from first view, Fuenteovejuna does not appear to be a love story, love is a key theme running through. It is important to take into account how this love is portrayed and how it relates to the moral of the story – if, in fact, there is one. Lope de Vega has a clear Golden Age view on this theme and it will be crucial to analyse how the era in which it was written influences how the audience perceived it at the time in comparison with a modern day audience....   [tags: spanish, spanish golden age] 1472 words
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Revenge and Vengeance in Shakespeare's Hamlet - Typical Revenge Tragedy - Hamlet as a Typical Revenge Tragedy       Shakespeare’s Hamlet very closely follows the dramatic conventions of revenge in Elizabethan theater. All revenge tragedies originally stemmed from the Greeks, who wrote and performed the first plays. After the Greeks came Seneca who was very influential to all Elizabethan tragedy writers. Seneca who was Roman, basically set all of the ideas and the norms for all revenge play writers in the Renaissance era including William Shakespeare. The two most famous English revenge tragedies written in the Elizabethan era were Hamlet, written by Shakespeare and The Spanish Tragedy, written by Thomas Kyd....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Hamlet]
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Women in Renaissance Tragedy A Mirror of Masculine Society - Women in Renaissance Tragedy A Mirror of Masculine Society *No Works Cited The life of Renaissance women was not one that was conducive to independence, or much else, outside of their obligations to her husband and the running of the household in general. Women, viewed as property in Renaissance culture, were valued for their class, position, and the wealth (or lack thereof) that they would bring into a marriage. This being said, the role of women in the literature of the day reflects the cultural biases that were an ingrained part of everyday life....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays] 1097 words
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A Sense of Tragedy in the Final Scene of Romeo and Juliet - A Sense of Tragedy in the Final Scene of Romeo and Juliet The Oxford English dictionary defines tragedy as 1) A play in which the main protagonist falls to disaster through the combination of a personal failing and circumstances which they cannot deal. Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy because both characters kill themselves to show how much they love each other, even though that love is forbidden. Romeo and Juliet is different from other plays of Elizabethan times as Shakespeare made the play about a type of love that is positive as opposed to the type of love shown in the revenge tragedy plays of the era....   [tags: Papers] 1456 words
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Hamlet as So Much More Than a Traditional Revenge Tragedy - Hamlet as So Much More Than a Traditional Revenge Tragedy Although Shakespeare wrote Hamlet closely following the conventions of a traditional revenge tragedy, he goes far beyond this form in his development of Hamlet's character. Shakespeare's exploration of Hamlet's complex thoughts and emotions is perhaps more the focus of the play rather than that of revenge, thus in Hamlet Shakespeare greatly develops and enhances the form of the traditional revenge tragedy. The main source of Hamlet is Saxo Grammaticus' Historiae Danicae, a folk tale that has a similar plot to Hamlet; however, Shakespeare greatly transforms this story of revenge when creating Hamlet....   [tags: Papers] 1707 words
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Thematic Concepts of Women and Justice in "The Revenger's Tragedy" - The use of thematic concepts such as women and justice within the play The Revenger’s Tragedy represents the social and literary context of England in the early 1600’s. In this way, it also ‘holds the mirror up to nature’ (Hamlet, Act III, Scene ii). The playwright, Tourneur , has used features and devices within the text to aid the representation of these themes, and apply them to its social and literary context. The Revenger’s Tragedy was written during the Elizabethan Era, specifically the Jacobean Period....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1763 words
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William Shakespeare's Hamlet as a Personal Tragedy Rather Than a Political Tragedy - William Shakespeare's Hamlet as a Personal Tragedy Rather Than a Political Tragedy Works Cited Missing Watching Hamlet, an Elizabethan audience would feel many resonances with their own world. England, like Denmark, was a troubled country with much drama surrounding its political situation. Therefore, an Elizabethan audience would probably have responded to Hamlet as essentially a political tragedy. Through studying the contextual background-surrounding Hamlet, we can understand their immediate response, however, with the gift of hindsight, the 21st century audience can see through the political aspect and analyse the personal one....   [tags: Papers] 1356 words
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Book Review of Pioneers of Drance in the New World by Francis Parkman Jr. - In his book, Pioneers of France in the New World, Francis Parkman Jr., mentions a historical account of early Spanish including accounts of French. In essence the book is broken up into two main parts the Spanish (chapter I-X) French (Chapters I – XVII). “The story of New France opens with a tragedy”[1 pp 3], blood and fury would soon break out over Europe, with political and religious enmities and would soon travel over the Atlantic and concentrate in the vast new lands of Florida. Contact between the Huguenots (members of the protestant reformed church of France) and Spanish was not a pretty one, with two religions and egocentrism being th main causes of the conflict....   [tags: tragedy, cruelties, land, riches]
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The Role of Comic Characters in the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet - The Role of Comic Characters in the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare uses Mercutio and the Nurse to explore the relationship between comedy and tragedy in Romeo and Juliet. These characters, in their comic roles, serve as foils for Romeo and Juliet by highlighting the couple's youth and innocence as well as the pure and vulnerable quality of their love. Mercutio, Romeo's quick-tempered, witty friend, links the comic and violent action of the play. He is initially presented as a playful rogue who possesses both a brilliant comic capacity and an opportunistic, galvanized approach to love....   [tags: Papers] 892 words
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Comparative Critique of Kennan's American Diplomacy and Williams the Tragedy of American Diplomacy - The works of William Appleman Williams and George F. Kennan have contributed to understanding of American diplomatic history during the period of 1900-1950. Kennan's book, American Diplomacy, offers a sharp critique with its focus on American "mistakes", specifically examining the absence of direction in American foreign policy and with the end result of American strength and insecurity at the start of the Cold War. Williams, in his book The Tragedy of American Diplomacy, pursues a different but still critical perspective by asserting that American policy was largely motivated by the "Open Door" policy, which led to the eventual alienation of countries to the United States and ultimately cre...   [tags: American History] 1273 words
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Biography of Federico Garcia Lorca - Biography of Federico Garcia Lorca Federico García Lorca was born into an educated bourgeois family in Fuente Vaqueros, in Andalusia, Spain, in 1898. His mother was a teacher and his father a rich farm labourer. He read literature and music at Granada University and in 1919, at the age of 21, he published his first book, Impresiones y Paisaijes, that was inspired by a trip around Spain that he took as part of his degree. That year, Lorca went to Madrid to continue with his studies. He moved into the Residence of Scholars (residencia de estudiantes), a liberal institution that taught according to the social, political and religious philosophies of Krause....   [tags: Spanish History Poets Poetry Dramatists Essays]
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Reinterpretación Filosófica de la Paideia Trágica - Reinterpretación Filosófica de la Paideia Trágica ABSTRACT: Philosophy as paideia is shown here as a resignification of tragedy as paideia in consonance with several contemporary thinkers. In this philosophical reading of tragedy, noted as the confirmation of an êthos starting from páthos, the experience of suffering is a privileged instance of learning which generates a peculiar wisdom — anagnórisis. Its appropriation gives occasion for a deep conversion that may take place as salvation. Moreover, the tragical paideía is — in the case of Antígone — an exemplary surpassing of violence towards justice, and the surpassing of justice in the paradigm of friendship and human solidarity....   [tags: Spanish Essays] 3510 words
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Speaking Spanish in the USA - As a child, I had to navigate from an English speaking classroom to a Spanish speaking home. From eight in the morning I was given instruction in English by my professors at school. After three in the afternoon at home I engaged in Spanish conversation with my mother, father, and siblings. When the summer vacation came around, it was back to speaking Spanish only, and then I regained the Mexican accent that had faded away during the school year. My experience learning English was different from what earlier Spanish speaking generations in the United States dealt with....   [tags: Speaking Spanish Essay]
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The Spanish Inquisition - The Spanish Inquisition was the longest and most ruthless inquiry of faith of all time. Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Christians, and all non-Catholic religions were besieged by persecution from the Spanish government. Although it was not intended, thousands of innocent Spaniards were tortured and killed once the king and queen of Spain established the Inquisition. An Inquisition is a very complex process, and at first, seemed innocuous. Inquisitions were designated to be a series of tribunals (courts) held to push non- Catholics to repent and turn to Catholicism....   [tags: Religion, Catholic Church, Spanish Government] 718 words
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The Failure of Spanish Armada - The Spanish Armada, also known as the Invincible, was a fleet of about 130 ships in 1588, in hopes to defeat England. Its aim was to overthrow Queen Elizabeth I and Tudor establishment of Protestantism in hopes to stop English interference in Spanish Netherlands. During the 1500’s, Spain attained great power over much of the world. As being the world’s leader, King Philip II wanted to convert Protestants to Church of Roman. Ultimately, the final events leading to his decision of invasion were the Treaty of Nonsuch and the continuous raids brought from Sir Francis Drake against Spanish commerce....   [tags: spanish fleet, protestants, king philip]
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Anarchist Barcelona: The Spanish Civil War - “What so few of us knew outside of Spain, however, was that the ‘Spanish Civil War’ was in fact a sweeping social revolution by millions of workers and peasants… to reconstruct Spanish society along revolutionary lines” (Dolgoff xii). The politics of Spain during the Republic and the role anarchism played in the recurring dramas of the fledgling government has been commented upon extensively. This paper will address factors which allowed anarchism to become a successful political force in Spain, and particularly Barcelona, as well as the power of anarcho-syndicalism and its unifying force in revolutionary Catalonia....   [tags: workers and peasants, spanish society]
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The Independence of Spainish Colonies in America - The Spanish empire in the Americas faced huge political, social and economic problems in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The empire was stretched to its limit politically and socially with the threat of an uprising from the slave population in its empire. The economy also played a major role and the outlook was just as bleak for Spain with the American colonies drifting towards independence. Spain did not seem able to cope with its empire and had found itself in trouble with regards to mining which was at the centre of political and social systems, the military and the empire’s economic activity....   [tags: Spanish History]
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The Tragedy of Macbeth - In Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy, Macbeth, the protagonist Macbeth suffers from the tribulations of being an overbearing tyrant. Macbeth is afflicted by his hubristic personality, and not only victimizes himself but also radiates the agony to those around him. The suffering of Macbeth’s own people is a direct consequence of his tragic flaw of ambition, which leads to multiple misfortunate events; Macbeth’s tragic flaw, and the events that occur because of his destructive personality trait create the tragic vision of the work as a whole....   [tags: Shakespeare's bloodiest tragedy] 536 words
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