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Horrors of Ghetto Life Exposed in Whoreson and Dopefiend - Horrors of Ghetto Life Exposed in Whoreson and Dopefiend           Donald Goines's lived the majority of his life either on the streets of the ghetto or in jail-because he was supporting himself and his heroin addiction by taking part in many illegal activities. During the last of his many prison terms, Goines finally found his way out of having to rely on crime for his way of living. He did this by writing about his life on the streets. His first two books, Whoreson and Dopefiend, were actually written during his last prison term....   [tags: Whoreson Dopefiend]
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King Lear and Illigetimacy - King Lear and Illigetimacy Shakespeare’s treatment of illegitimacy in the play King Lear can be interpreted in many ways depending on the audience. The situation of illegitimacy is portrayed through the relationships of the characters the Earl Of Gloucester and his two sons Edgar and Edmund. Edmund is the illegitimate son while Edgar was born within the law. We learn of Edmund’s illegitimacy in the opening scene in the first act where The Earl of Gloucester is holding a conversation with Kent while Edmund is nearby....   [tags: essays papers] 889 words
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The Impact of Families Upon The Watchmen's Rorschach and Wide Sargasso Sea's Antoinette - The manner in which an individual is raised can impact their lives forever. This idea is proven to be true with two characters from the works that were studied this semester. Although they come from completely different worlds, the similarities between these two characters and the manner in which they face the world can be associated with the relationships they had with their families. These two characters are Walter “Rorschach” Kovacs, from Alan Moore's graphic novel which is called Watchmen, and Antoinette, from Jean Rhys' novel which is called Wide Sargasso Sea....   [tags: The Watchmen, Wide Sargasso Sea]
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King Lear and a Brave New World: Similar Themes and Motifs - In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New world and William Shakespeare's King Lear, the reader will find that both works use similar motifs that mirror each other to increase further the similarities and significance of the works. The Brave new world tries to destroy any of human emotion, which is why Huxley has chooses Shakespeare as the basis of John's system of beliefs involved in personal connection. Although the story lines in both of the publications are quite different from one another, there is no doubt that there are themes that allow one to create a comparison between the two books....   [tags: King Lear, Brave New World, ] 786 words
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Legitimacy and Illegitimacy - Shakespeare utilizes a lot of family themes in most of his plays. Most of the family dilemmas he presents are directly correlated to disputes over power, whether it deals with sibling rivalry, parent rivalry, or some type of oedipal pairing. One of his compelling ideas surrounds the issue of legitimacy and illegitimacy when it comes to children and their parents. This dilemma continues to present itself in modern media, presenting a clear thematic imprint that describes a power dispute between the behaviors of legitimate and illegitimate sons, leading to the fate of the parent and the overall resolution of the work....   [tags: family, Shakespeare, modern film, Thor]
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Comparing the Relations Between Men in Henry IV and As You Like It - Relations Between Older and Younger Men in Henry IV and As You Like It       It is interesting to compare the relations between older and younger men in Henry IV and As You Like It.  This essay will consider two extracts; 1 Henry IV, 2.4.109-62 (Bevington ed., pp. 182-6) and As You Like It, 2.3.27-77 (Brissenden ed., pp. 131-3). The two extracts differ dramatically in their approach to the relations between older and younger men.   In summary, the As You Like It scene is serious and moving, conducted in verse, concerned with issues of faithfulness, and uses Biblical references for metaphors....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Motivations and Personalities of Characters in Act One of William Shakespeare's King Lear - Motivations and Personalities of Characters in Act One of William Shakespeare's King Lear The opening scenes to the play establish the main characters well for the duration of the play. There are two main plots, which involve most of the main characters. The main plot consists of King Lear dividing his kingdom up between his three daughters, Gonerill Regan and Cordelia. However one, Cordelia, does not receive any land. The plot then entails the aftermath and the problems that follow such a mix up....   [tags: Papers] 1473 words
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Comedy in I Henry IV and II Henry IV by William Shakespeare - Comedy in I Henry IV and II Henry IV     In I Henry IV and II Henry IV, William Shakespeare brings together drama and comedy to create two of the most compelling history plays ever written. Many of Shakespeare's other works are nearly absolute in their adherence to either the comic or tragic traditions, but in the two Henry IV plays Shakespeare combines comedy and drama in ways that seem to bring a certain realism to his characters, and thus the plays. The present essay is an examination of the various and significant effects that Shakespeare's comedic scenes have on I Henry IV and II Henry IV....   [tags: Henry IV Henry V Essays]
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How Shakespeare Presents the Idea of Contrast in Romeo and Juliet - How Shakespeare Presents the Idea of Contrast in Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is one of first tragedies Shakespeare wrote yet one of the most enjoyable plays. One of the reasons that it is so enjoyable is because Shakespeare uses so much contrast throughout the whole play. He contrasts themes, characters, language and structure to make the play exciting and keep the audience on their toes. Some of the main contrasting ideas are life and death, love and death and light and dark....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays] 877 words
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Shakespeare's Presentation of Power in the The Taming of the Shrew - Shakespeare's Presentation of Power in the The Taming of the Shrew Power is defined as ‘the ability to act or control,’ and it is evident from the title that a ‘shrew’ is going to be tamed, i.e. it will be controlled. The shrew turns out to be a woman called ‘Katherina.’ I think he reason Shakespeare has a women as the shrew is to prove that controlling women didn’t get very far. It was a male dominated world. Whilst reading the play we come to learn that the shrew is a lady called Katherina, it is her rebellious and wild ways that get her this nickname....   [tags: Papers] 1466 words
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Analysis of Shakespeare's The Tempest - The True Villain - The True Villain of The Tempest On June 2, 1609, five hundred colonists set out in nine ships from Plymouth in association with the imperial Virginia Company. It was the aim of this expedition to fortify John Smith's colony in Virginia. While eight of the party's vessels securely arrived at Jamestown, the flagship, called the “Sea Adventure” , was conspicuously absent. This ship --which carried the fleet's most valuable cargo, the admiral Sir John Somers and the future governor of Virginia Sir George Somers --was separated from the other eight during a fierce storm off the coast of Bermuda, the legendary Isle of Devils, dreaded by superstitious sixteenth-century sailors....   [tags: Shakespeare The Tempest] 993 words
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Confrontations Between Young and Old in Shakespeare's King Lear - Confrontations Between Young and Old in King Lear       One of the underlying themes in Shakespeare's play, King Lear is the concept of the generation gap.  This gap is mainly illustrated between the family.  The older generation is Lear himself, and the younger generation consists of his daughters Goneril, Regan and Cordelia.  In the second plot of the play, Gloucester represents the older generation, and his sons, Edmund and Edgar exemplifies the younger generation.  Both younger generations can be divided into two distinct groups.  Goneril, Regan and Edmund are the villains in both the plots and Edgar and Cordelia are the loyal, faithful children.  This little twi...   [tags: King Lear essays]
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William Shakespeare's The Tempest Act One, Scene One - William Shakespeare's The Tempest Act One, Scene One This scene introduces the play, and is set during on a ship during a ferocious storm. The passengers are the royal party of the King of Naples, and include the King Alonso, his brother Sebastian, the Prince Ferdinand, and the King's counsellors, Gonzalo and Antonio. The storm, which begins the play, isn't real, but has been conjured by Prospero, a magus, to lure the passengers to his island. This storm is also representation of the metaphorical storm which involves the tumultuous emotions of the play's characters as it continues....   [tags: Papers] 632 words
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Effective Foreshadowing in King Lear - Effective Foreshadowing in King Lear   The first scene of a play usually sets up the basic themes and situations that the remainder will work with. In Shakespeare’s play King Lear, the very first scene presents many of the play's basic themes and images. The recurrent imagery of human senses and of "nothing," the distortion of familial and social ties, the gradual dissolution of Lear's kingship, all make their first appearances in the first lines of Shakespeare's play.             Much of the imagery in King Lear's first scene presages what is to come in the play....   [tags: King Lear essays] 1138 words
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Comparing The Cultures of The Tempest and Ours in The Tempest by William Shakespeare - Comparing The Cultures of The Tempest and Ours in The Tempest by William Shakespeare "All men are created equal" is one of the declarations that American culture is built on. This declaration means that all men no matter of race, religion, or creed are equals in the eyes of society, as well as the law. This was not always true in history, especially not in Shakespeare's day and age. During this time, society had levels of classification where men were considered "superior" to other men. Shakespeare gives us a taste of this hierarchical culture through his play The Tempest....   [tags: Papers] 879 words
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Essay on Social Hierarchy in The Tempest - Social Hierarchy in The Tempest        During Shakespeare's time social classification was much more rigid than today and some members of society were considered superior to other members. Shakespeare provides an example of this rigid social structure through his play, The Tempest. Shakespeare illustrates how superior men differentiated themselves from lesser beings on the basis of race, financial status, and gender. Through the character of Prospero, Shakespeare provides and example of one, who had reason to feel superior, yet treated others equally and with the respect due to them....   [tags: Tempest essays]
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Essay on Social Order in The Tempest - The Social Order in The Tempest         In Shakespeare's time, the social order was as powerful and rigid as law. Shakespeare provides an example of this social structure in his play, The Tempest. In the course of his play, the reader sees superior men dominating lesser beings on the basis of race, financial status, and gender. Not all upper class are completely corrupt, however. We see a semi-virtuous hero in the character of Prospero. Prospero has every reason to feel superior and exercise his social power, yet he doesn't always treat others disrespectfully....   [tags: Tempest essays]
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Discrimination Exposed in The Tempest - Discrimination Exposed in The Tempest          Within ‘The Tempest’ there are obvious social implications regarding the hierarchy, with the representations of characters such as Caliban, Prospero etc.  During Shakespeare's time social classification was much more rigid than today and some members of society were considered superior to other members. Shakespeare attempts to provide an example of this rigid social structure. Shakespeare illustrates how superior men differentiated themselves from lesser beings on the basis of race, financial status, and gender....   [tags: Tempest essays]
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The Tempest - The Tempest Act 1 scene 1(the storm): The opening scene of the Tempest I think is brilliant. There is an instant unsuspecting panic, which quickly gains ones attention. Usually in a play there is a build up to a dramatic moment but The Tempest opens with this and the dramatic moment is when there is the inevitability of death. One can see the last instant panic and hear the words of lost hope, and people preparing for the final moment, "give thanks you have lived so long, and make yourself ready in your cabin for the mischance of the hour, if it so hap....   [tags: Papers] 882 words
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