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Tis Pity She's A Whore by John Ford - "Tis Pity She's A Whore" by John Ford In this play it would be impossible to accurately assess this idea commenting on Annabella and Giovanni as a single entity. They are extremely different characters with their only common ground being the love they have for each other, and even this is expressed in distinctly different ways with subsequently different consequences. These consequences build up to the conclusion referred to in the question, and so it would also prove hard to answer it directly without having previously discussed what has come before and created such conclusion....   [tags: John Ford Tis Pity Whore Essays] 2352 words
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Queen Elizabeth and Annabella in Tis Pity She's a Whore by John Ford - Queen Elizabeth and Annabella in "Tis Pity She's a Whore" by John Ford Annabella, the female protagonist in John Ford’s play, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, ultimately dies after trying to meet the conflicting demands that her brother and father place on her. While her brother, Giovanni, commands her to be his clandestine lover, her father, Florio, expects her to marry a socially appropriate man and bear a child. These demands closely resemble the real-life demands that Queen Elizabeth I’s subjects placed on her because they simultaneously wanted her to fulfill their erotic desires, marry a politically appropriate man, and produce an heir to the throne....   [tags: Annabella Elizabeth Compare Contrast Essays]
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'Tis: A Memoir by Frank McCourt - ... Education was always a dream of Franks, and all he wants is to be able to go to college like other people his age. Frank expresses his desire to be able to go to a university and have book covers so that people think he is smarter and so he can feel like he belongs in society. “If I could go to college I’d make sure to ride the subways and let people see my books so that they could admire me and wish they could go to college too”(pg.64). This line shows that he wishes to be who he envies and wants to be admired for his intelligence....   [tags: Angelas Ashes continuation] 1057 words
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Women and The Church: The Madonna/Whore Complex - Since the beginning of recorded history, our world has put certain expectations and rules on female and males alike. Whether it be in the workplace, at home, or in society. There is a list of unwritten rules that every person should abide by if they want to fit in to their culture. For women in America, filling this quota is a lot harder than it seems. The Western woman is under the influence of unrealistic expectations regarding the media, this is true, but it is more complicated than that. Scholars have noticed a trend in the guidelines for women, from the stories in the bible to today’s modern media....   [tags: bible, female nudes, society]
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Oh, Tis' Beauty We Learn - John Keats, a second generation romantic, is regarded as one of the most influential poets of all time. Though his work was anything but sad or bleak, Keats led a life of many tragedies. At the age of 8, Keats’ father passed away and only 6 years later his mother died of tuberculosis. After studying to be a doctor Keats realized his true passion was in composing poetry and followed his dream, but through another series of unfortunate events his brother died of tuberculosis and he could not marry his romantic love because of his health and financial state....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Satan's Pity in Paradise Lost - ... Throughout the passage, Milton inserts beautifully emotional words that describe Satan’s contrasting feelings: grief and joy, woe and bliss, loathing and delight. The positive feelings that Satan expresses, though describing Adam and Eve’s state, reflect the good nature in Satan. That nature is visibly small, as Satan describes himself as joyful or blissful. He merely observes this happiness in Adam and Eve; he even speaks the words with hints of regret. The negative words have a much more powerful effect: Satan uses these words to describe his own feelings and his own domain, Hell....   [tags: John Milton, analytical essay] 673 words
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Stimulating Pity through Murder - ... Macbeth: Murder of Macduff Family After being told of her impending doom Lady Macduff states: Whither should I fly. I have done no harm. But I remember now I am in this earthly world, where to do harm Is often laudable, to do good sometime Accounted dangerous folly: why then, alas, Do I put up that womanly defence, To say I have done no harm. (Macbeth, 82) At first, Lady Macduff realizes her innocence in that she has done nothing to deserve harm. However, immediately after this initial thought, Lady Macduff has an epiphany and understands that she resides in an awful world where evil thrives and goodness brings bad luck....   [tags: Aristotle and tragedy, Shakespear plays] 988 words
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Tis': A Memoir Frank McCourt - Tis': A Memoir Frank McCourt Tis' by the Irish born author, Frank McCourt retells his life as a young immigrant making his way in New York City. He wants to succeed in the land of opportunities however, he is dashed by the reality that an Irishman who has rotten teeth, bad eyes, and no high school diploma has no real chance. He finds himself in the lowest of jobs, scrubbing the lobby of a swanky hotel. I am going to discuss the mental effect poverty has on McCourt in Tis. The American way of life make Frank feel like an outsider....   [tags: English Literature] 661 words
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Why Hester Is A Whore - Adulterous relationships always end in pain. Examples of such pain are present throughout the intricate web of time. From Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, to the media buffet of Bill Clinton, adultery leaves pain. Hester embodies this pain. Not in pity but in cause. She embodies pain. Pain of loss, suffering. The pain of adulterous relationships. The universal wronging of adultery is deserving of such pain. Even in present times, with views much lax than puritan epoch, the wrong exists in full force, and just as deserving....   [tags: essays research papers] 739 words
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Pity in The Crucible by Arthur Miller - The Crucible – Pity It's shocking how people die for no reason. It was happening in Salem in 1692 for the witch trials. Rebecca Nurse was a woman with good reputation, and because of spectral evidence she was sentenced with death. The only way to escape from death was to accept that she was a witch. This is still happening now. Osama Bin Laden was the reason for 7000 people's death in New York. We have to look at the society of Salem and pity them because of the repressions that made order and freedom imbalanced, as we are going to be pitied some day....   [tags: Crucible Essays] 1289 words
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Madonna-Whore Complex In The Catcher In The Rye - Holden Caulfield, the main character in The Catcher in the Rye, suffers from a Madonna/whore complex, meaning he can only see women in two ways; as perfect and innocent or as dirty whores, without any ground in between. According to psychiatrists, this disorder may be caused by an excessive bond between one’s mother as a child, or conversely a lack of a bond, resulting in looking towards the one you love as a motherly figure, while nobody else can meet those standards. (Speyer) Holden’s experiences in this novel reveal to us this problem, as he cannot seem to deal with women at all....   [tags: The Catcher in the Rye Essays] 1305 words
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Whether or Not Macbeth is Deserving of Pity in Shakespeare's Play Macbeth - In the last scene of “Macbeth”, Malcolm describes Macbeth as “this dead butcher” which could be argued is the best way to sum up Macbeth’s character. The word “butcher” implies slaughter and brutality. Macbeth is certainly guilty of butchery, the cruel, senseless killing of people. Malcolm uses the word “butcher” to provoke appalling memories of Macbeth’s deeds from the audience. But could Macbeth’s behavior ever be justified. Could Macbeth ever be pitied or even excused for the actions he took....   [tags: Analytical Essay, Term Paper] 4256 words
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Wilfred Owen and his Pity of War - Through His Poetry Wilfred Owen Wished to Convey, to the General Public, the Pity of War. In a Detailed Examination of these Poems, With Reference to Others, Show the Different ways in which He achieved this. Wilfred Owen fought in the war as an officer in the Battle of the Somme. He entered the war in January of 1917. However he was hospitalised for war neurosis and was sent for rehabilitation at Craiglockhart War Hospital in Edinburgh that May. At Craiglockhart he met Siegfried Sassoon, a poet and novelist whose grim antiwar works were in harmony with Wilfred Owen's concerns....   [tags: Wilfred Owen Poems Poetry War Literature Essays] 3001 words
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Wilfred Owen's Poetry and Pity of War - Wilfred Owen's Poetry and Pity of War Through his poetry Wilfred Owen wished to convey, to the general public, the PITY of war. In a detailed examination of three poems, with references to others, show the different ways in which he achieved this Wilfred Owen was born in Oswestry, 18th March 1893. He was working in France when the war began, tutoring a prominent French family. When the war started he began serving in the Manchester Regiment at Milford Camp as a Lieutenant. He fought on the Western Front for six months in 1917, and was then diagnosed with War Neurosis (shell shock)....   [tags: Wilfred Owen War Poems Essays] 3681 words
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The Three Archetypal Roles for Women in Mexican and Chicana Cultures - ... In Chicana/o culture three female shapes, La Malinche, La Llorona, and La Virgen de Gudalupe, separate the cultural borders of female behavior. Gloria Anzaldua proclaims in the Borderlands/La Frontera, La gente Chicana tiene tres madres. All three are mediators: Guadalupe, the virgin mother who has not abandoned us, la Chingada (Malinche), the raped mother who we have abandoned, and la Llorona, the mother who seeks her lost children and is a combination of the other two…In part, the true identity of all three has been subverted--- Guadalupe to make us docile and enduring, la Chingada to make us ashamed of our Indian side, and la Llorona to make us long suffering people....   [tags: mother, virgen, whore, cultures] 2083 words
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The Debate Over Pornography Being Art: Pornography, from Andrea Dworkin - Can art be pornography. Can pornography be art. Does the observer become the judge of what is or is not pornographic, or is the culture in which the images/sculptures/writings originate from the deciding judge. I would argue that only the creator and the original intended viewers of the art or pornography should assign the piece regardless of medium to the classification it is meant to represent. In reading the essay Pornography, from Andrea Dworkin’s “Pornography’” Pornography: Men Possessing Women (Jones pg....   [tags: rape, culture, images, whore]
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William Blake´s Pity based on Shakespeare´s Macbeth - ... The only figure present in the painting that is not in Macbeth is the deceased female figure lying down. The women figure lying on the ground looks as if she is dead. She lies there gazing up into nowhere with a solid glare. Instead of the angel figure giving life to the figure lying down; it seems as if the angel figure is taking the life of a baby from her, as she is now dead and the angels are taking care of the baby. The angel figure from the horse reaches her arms out to grasp the baby....   [tags: painting, woman, lying, down] 808 words
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The Pity of War in Dulce et Decom Est and The Last Night - Dulce et Decorum Est and The Last Night both convey the bittersweet pity of war in two very different, yet simultaneously similar ways. The way that these pieces of literature operate is starkly contrasting, and to some extent, reflects upon the nature and intent with which they were written. For example, in Dulce et Decorum Est, Owen was writing to protest against the atrocious conditions to which “children ardent for some desperate glory” were being sent to, and for this, he used extremely graphic and striking imagery to evoke emotions of disgust and repulsion into the reader, which would hopefully bring them to understand and appreciate Owen’s viewpoint....   [tags: Jessie Pope, compare, contrast, Wilfred Owen] 1220 words
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The Moving Beyond Pity and Inspiration: Disability as a social Justice Issue by Eli Clare - The Moving Beyond Pity & Inspiration: Disability as a social Justice Issue by Eli Clare took place on April 16, 2014. Thinking about disability before this lecture I feel like I had a general idea of the things Eli spoke about. I attended a school were more than half of the students had a disability. The terms and stereotypes he mentioned I ha heard since sixth grade. We began by stating some of the positive and negative stereotypes that came with children of disabilities. The negative stereotypes were so disheartening to know children have to endure those types of problems because of a disability they cannot control....   [tags: positive stereotype, ableism] 559 words
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The Threat of Women During the Jacobean Era - Why were women looked so far down upon by men within the revenge tragedies discussed in class. Was this simply a theme or was this reality. During the Renaissance Era men looked at women as if they were threats. Men were very dominant in society and women did not hold any political positions, unless they were royal. However even a royal woman did not have much to say next to a man. Women’s good looks and sexuality made men feel threatened and in turn they portrayed women as either, angelic or promiscuous....   [tags: literary & historical analysis]
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Pity the Bear in Judith Minty's story, Killing the Bear - Pity the Bear in Judith Minty's story, Killing the Bear  Judith Minty's story, "Killing the Bear," is a rather chilling tale about a woman who shoots a bear to death. The story is not merely a simple account of the incident however. It is full of stories and facts about bears, which affect how the reader reacts to the story. In the beginning, the reader expects the bear to be portrayed as a cold-blooded monster who must be killed for the safety of the primary character however this expectation is foiled throughout the story and the reader sees the bear in a very different light....   [tags: Minty Killing the Bear Essays] 846 words
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How Owen Vividly Expresses The Pity Of War In Disabled - How Owen Vividly Expresses The Pity Of War In Disabled The first line of the poem starts by saying: He sat in a wheeled chair, waiting for dark, Owen uses the idea of a man who is disabled as a way of making people sympathize with him because he was not as able as most people. The way in which he was situated in the dark makes the sentence ambiguous, showing it could literally stand for the condition of the light or that the man is alone and helpless. The writer then further made the point of the man being disabled; "Legless, sewn short at elbow." This portrays an image of a defenceless man....   [tags: Papers] 749 words
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Can One Feel Pity for Shakespeare's Macbeth? - "This dead butcher." To what extent is it possible to sympathize with Macbeth. William Shakespeare's tragedy "Macbeth” is based upon the danger of the lust for power and betrayal of friends, which certainly involves Macbeth. I feel that to describe Macbeth as "this dead butcher" is an unfair way of summarizing him at the end of the play because he was a hero to begin with, but he ruins his noble nature as he is weakened by evil. Macbeth, a hero at the opening of the play, is told by three "weird sisters" that he will become great....   [tags: Shakespeare Macbeth] 1640 words
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Disabled a Poem by Wilfred Owen and Refugee Blues by W.H. Auden - ... we cannot go there now”. One theme that unites these two poems is the loss of human dignity and the pity of war. In ‘Disabled’ the soldier is incompetent of doing simple everyday tasks such as putting himself to bed and is dependent on others to do so whereas in ‘Refugee Blues though the speaker is physically capable, their identities have been snatched away from them ‘yet there’s no place for us’ linking with the theme of denied human rights as part of war. The young man in ‘Disabled’ represents the picture of millions and millions of soldiers who got wounded and decapitated during war....   [tags: loss of human dignity, pity] 1208 words
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Othelo, A Dramatic Tragedy by William Shakespeare - Most people will consider and agree that Othello is a dramatic tragedy. Shakespeare cleverly wove many different layers into his playwright and thus it has stood the time as a literary masterpiece. There are many different definitions of tragedy and Othello would fit into most of their definition. Aristotelian tragedy consists of many parts to meet the definition described by Aristotle. Using these requirements through definition, Othello still would qualify as a tragedy as discussed through thought, diction, tragic hero, and emotional action....   [tags: aristotelan tragedy, pity, fear]
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The Ultimate Greek Tragedy is Sophocles' Opedipus the King - ... Aristotle also states a tragedy must be complete - having a beginning, middle and end. He states, “A well-constructed plot, therefore, will neither begin at some chance point nor end at some chance point” (1150). The plot is the most significant element in Oedipus the King, as it is in many other tragedies. The plot is put together very well and flows from one point to the other throughout the story. Aristotle writes that a tragic hero is a character who is renowned and prosperous, he is not always perfect, but he is not evil either....   [tags: pity, flaw, prophecy] 731 words
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The Tragic Criteria Present in Antigone by Sophocles - A tragic story has its own occur of events. The main factors that always end a tragedy is through conspiracies, love, or hatred. In the story Antigone written by Sophocles, it demonstrates a tragedy filled with consequences to the characters. Antigone shows similarities to Aristotle’s paradigm because of the plot, characterization, and actions that were pursued throughout this story. In Aristotle’s Poetics, he puts his view of how a tragedy should be portrayed to make the concept of it more understandable towards the audience....   [tags: greed, pity, characters]
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Oedipus: The Tragic Hero in Oedipus Rex and Antigone - An Aristotelian Tragic Hero is characterized by seven different aspects; the tragic hero must have noble stature, be good but not perfect, have an error in judgment, have a downfall, go through catharsis, their punishment must exceed crime, and the audience must feel fear and pity for the character. The two plays Oedipus Rex and Antigone by Sophocles show the qualities of a tragic hero according to Aristotle using Oedipus and partially Antigone. The tragic hero title does not apply to a character that does not represent one or more characteristics....   [tags: judgement, pity, catharsis]
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The Expression of Values in n A Rose for Emily, by William Faulkner - ... Once Emily’s fathered died she entered a world of despair. She didn’t want to give up on the life she had with her father. During the beginning she wouldn’t admit that her father was dead. It took courage to stand up in society. After this incident she showed she was strong when she still stood tall after she disgraced herself. “She carried her head high enough—even when we believed that she was fallen.” Once she started seeing Homer, people thought she was on a path of destruction, but she walked straight....   [tags: courage, honor, pity]
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Ginny’s as a Barren Whore in Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres - Ginny’s as a Barren Whore in A Thousand Acres Into her womb convey sterility, Dry up in her the organs of increase, And from her derogate body never spring A babe to honor her. (King Lear, I.iv. 285-288) Within the logic of the novel, it is soon established that Ginny understands and feels external reality through her body, and the most important instance of this is her bodily urge to have children. The sight of Rose's daughters, contrasted with her own miscarriages, Ginny says, "affected me like a poison....   [tags: Smiley Thousand Acres Essays] 688 words
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Exegesis Of Revelation 17 One Through 18 A Whore Of Babylon - And one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, "come, I'll show you the judgment of the great war who is seated on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth of committed fornication, and with the wind of who's fornication the inhabitants of the earth have become drunk." Said he carried me away in the spirit into a wilderness, and I saw woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and 10 horns. The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and jewels and portals, holding her hand a golden cup of abominations in the securities of her fornication; and on her for head was written in eight, a myster...   [tags: Bible Religion Religious] 1621 words
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Aristole's View on Drama - Preamble Drama is an aspect of literature represented in performances and has been a part of the world for many decades. Drama originated in classical Greece around the fifth century B.C. The earliest performances took place in amphitheaters, which the Greeks invented to incorporate plays in their religious and civic festivals. These Greek festivals were huge theatrical events filled with three days of drama. The structure of the amphitheater allowed for an audience of thousands to observe the theatrics and watch as the actors vie to win the drama competition....   [tags: fear and pity, comedy and tragedy] 1362 words
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Comparing Mood and Atmosphere of The Pity of Love, Broken Dreams, and The Fisherman - Mood and Atmosphere of The Pity of Love, Broken Dreams, and The Fisherman The Pity of Love is a short, relatively simple poem, yet it still manages to create a feeling of anxiousness, of desperate worry. Yeats achieves this in only eight lines of average length by extremely careful and precise use of language and structure. The poem begins with the line "A pity beyond all telling•, immediately setting the general tone and basic point of the piece, elevating his despair to its highest levels and plunging the poem into the depths of depression and failure; before it has barely begun, Yeats is already admitting defeat, after a fashion, claiming that this pity is so terrible he is unabl...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1107 words
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The Horror of Pity and War in Regeneration by Pat Barker and Collective Poems of Wilfred Owen - The Horror of Pity and War in Regeneration by Pat Barker and Collective Poems of Wilfred Owen Through reading ‘Regeneration’ by Pat Barker and Wilfred Owen’s collection of poems, we see both writers present the horror and pity of World War I in an effective way. ‘Regeneration’ shows us a personal account of shell-shocked officer’s experience in the war. This links with Wilfred Owen’s poems as they too show how war affects the soldiers. Even though ‘Regeneration’ (a prose piece) and Wilfred Owen’s poems (poetry) are similar, they both present different styles as they are written at different times, a male and female perspective and in different literacy forms....   [tags: Papers] 2135 words
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I Pity You - Kwan smacked into Tim at the top of the staircase. Kwan looked pale and his breathing was rapid. Kwan kept scanning over his shoulder. Tim spoke, "Did you find them?" "No. So, let's go," Kwan declared as he began taking the stairs. "Boys, can I a moment with you," a determined Giselle spoke. Giselle's profile came visible from the shadows of the hallway. Tim noticed Giselle's eyeliner was smudged. Giselle never looked out of place. Did she cry. Where was Daniel. Had Daniel enraged Giselle. "I'm bored here, so Tim and I are heading down," Kwan said....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 837 words
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The Breakdown of Sympathy for Othello - Some critics discuss the breakdown in sympathy for Othello during the 20th Century. Do you agree that this is the case and does it apply to Giovanni. As defined by Aristotle in his analysis of tragedy, an audience must experience a sense of catharsis to be affected by a tragedy, meaning it is key that sympathy is felt for the tragic hero or the tragedy will be ineffectual. What makes Othello a successful tragedy is the way that Shakespeare establishes pity for Othello throughtout the play, even in his lowest moments as a character, and it is the lack of this in Tis Pity She’s A Whore that means the audience loses any sense of pathos by the end of the play....   [tags: Othello Essays]
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Comparing and Constrasting Changes Between the Elizabethan Theatre to Theatre of Today’s Society - Within this essay I will be comparing and contrasting the changes that have occurred between Elizabethan Theatre to theatre of today’s society, in particular drawing attention toward American theatre and its first existence. I will give specific examples, such as’Tis Pity She’s A Whore’ a play by John Ford, with regards to Elizabethan Theatre in comparison with the works within Broadway, and how particular playwrights, such as Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller, helped to ground the movement that is American theatre....   [tags: broadway, travelling actors] 1496 words
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