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Rhetoric and Betrayal in Julius Caeser Play - William Shakespeare’s famous play Julius Caesar utilizes the literary element of rhetoric multiple times throughout to show the true power that words can hold. The rhetoric in Caesar accompanies the play’s themes of betrayal, deception, and exaggeration. Brutus uses rhetoric to persuade the crowd of plebeians that the murdering of Caesar was positive and beneficial to all of Rome, winning their support and causing them to join his cause. Soon after, Mark Antony gives a terrifically-persuasive speech that he claims to be a funeral oration for Caesar, but is truly a cleverly-shrouded undermining to Brutus’s speech....   [tags: julius caeser, shakespeare, betrayal]
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Betrayal, Religion and Death in "A Worn Path" and "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" - With repeated reading of each story, the similarities between Eudora Welty’s, A Worn Path, and Katherine Anne Porter’s, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall become more apparent. Both stories are about women who differ in race and social status; however, both stories interweave themes of betrayal, religion, death, and the characters personal journeys through life. Phoenix Jackson emerges in "A Worn Path" as a character who possesses extraordinary strength of will. Not only is she an aged, blind, black female who is on a journey through torturous terrain to secure medication for her ill grandson, but she is a symbol of poverty and selflessness, which contrasts the wealth, and self-centeredness o...   [tags: Betrayal, Religion, Death, A Worn Path, Jilting of] 690 words
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An Unfortunate Accident: The Family Betrayal - My trembling hands clutch the crinkled bed sheets. They tighten their grasp as I slowly lift my eyelids and bring myself back to reality. A haze shields my vision. As I attempt to raise my head, a chain suffocates me, dragging my body back onto the hospital bed. My fingers swiftly crawl up my chest, recklessly clinging to my neck, trying to identify the restraint. A neck brace. Now that I take a look at my broken body, I see a several layers of bandaged tapes, with crimson marks seeping through, covering my injured arms and bruised legs....   [tags: family, betrayal, car accident] 623 words
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Betrayal and Love - Betrayal and Love William Shakespeare is a famous writer who wrote many plays. Most people would concur he is the greatest writer of all time. His plays fall under the categories of histories, comedies, and tragedies. Troilus and Cressida is a tragedy, but many would say it is not because Troilus does not die. Instead a noble fighter named Hector dies. Betrayal, love, and love causing betrayal is expressed in Troilus and Cressida when Cressida betrays Troilus by not railing against the Greeks, Troilus falling in love with Cressida, and in a way, Paris betraying the Trojans because he would not give up Helen which made the Trojans continue fighting....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]
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Betrayal in "Maus" - During World War II and the Holocaust, there was not only mistrust for the government but there was also plenty of mistrust for prior friends and neighbors. In the graphic novel, “Maus (Volume I and II) Vladek Spiegelman makes it very clear to his son, Artie, that one cannot count on their friends. He makes the point that in time of hardship, friends will abandon you quite quickly. Vladek says, “Friends. Your friends…if you lock them together in a room with no food for a week…then you could see what it is, friends....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Betrayal in Jason and Medea - ... That one betrayal, that one broken promise turns into a huge mess. It’s the snowball effect, and that is the outcome of most betrayals. People are going to protect themselves and their country, not just watch someone destroy it. The line between actually being betrayed by the rulers and just disliking the way they run things is quite thin. Betrayal is when they take all the things they promised to do for the country and do the exact opposite, when as opposed to having the best interests of the people in mind, they care only about the interests and wants of themeselves....   [tags: events, society, country, yourself] 759 words
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Benedict Arnold: A Story of Betrayal - ... (Historic 3) He eventually started his own apothecary business and then he got married. (Historic 4) Once the start of the Revolutionary War had become known, Benedict Arnold was named as Captain in the Governor's Second Company of Guards. (Historic 5) Throughout the war he has aided in the capture of the British invasion in the Battle of Lake Champlain and brining the surrender of the British General John Burgoyne’s army at Saratoga. (History 1) All throughout the war Benedict felt that he did not get any recognition or praise that he felt that he had deserved....   [tags: treason, US history]
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Infidelity, Unfaithfulness, and Modesty in "Betrayal" - Infidelity, unfaithfulness, and modesty outline the surface of the play Betrayal written by Harold Pinter. From afar the relationships between the trio of characters seems normal but; when taking a deeper look, the correlations are noticeably dysfunctional. The three main characters, Emma, Jerry and Robert interact kindly, never seem to interrupt one another, ask innocent questions and do not, generally, inspect over much the answers. They help each other over the occasional awkward moments and talk when necessary....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 1926 words
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Betrayal In George Orwell's 1984 - Authors often use their works as a way to express their own opinions and ideologies. However, it is the skill of the author that determines whether these ideas are combined with the plot seamlessly, making a creative transition of ideas from the author’s mind, to the reader’s. There is no doubt that George Orwell is a masterful writer, and one of his most popular works, 1984, clearly expresses his negative views of the Totalitarian government. A common theme in the dystopian society in 1984 is betrayal: The Party is very intolerant towards any form of disloyalty, and anyone who plots against them or Big Brother will eventually either betray their own mind and accept Big Brother as their lead...   [tags: Literature Analysis]
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The Individual: Betrayal of The True Self - As Descartes once said, “ Cogito ergo sum” , which translates I think therefore I am, advocates rationalization implies one's existence.(Stanford Encyclopedia) Historical myths advocate that human race attained existence when they rationally challenged the Divine who created them. One could argue that the whole purpose of existence is to progress through rational thinking . An individual embraces their true self with the help of the intellect. The Divine has bestowed upon the individual the freedom to disobey, go against, and even retaliate against irrational laws and morals....   [tags: Philosophy]
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Theme Betrayal for Flowering Judas - Judas Iscariot, the disciple, hanged himself from a tree after betraying Jesus Christ and giving him a kiss. The tree in which Judas hanged himself is known as “Judas Tree” mainly found in Southern Europe and Western Asia. In the short story “Flowering Judas” written by Katherine Anne Porter the title is related to this religious event of betrayal, murder, and denial. “‘Flowering Judas’ is possibly her most remarkable story of tension, sustained, threatened, and reestablished” (Gottfried 134). The two main characters in this short story are Braggioni and Laura....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Katherine Anne Porter ] 1459 words
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Distrust and Betrayal: A Tablemates Experience - ... On Monday after school, I walked past the empty classrooms and the cordial janitors outside of the rooms, the loud hallways that look like a playground, the teachers leaving the school with their giant backpacks, the full recycling bins, and the stinky garbage cans, and still can’t find them. Not until 4:30 did one call back using her brother as an excuse, while the other partner did not go to school for the next two weeks claiming she had food poisoning. Feeling very angry and irritated, I slammed the door as I left the school....   [tags: computers, incident, movie film]
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Theme Betrayal on “Flowering Judas” - Judas Iscariot, the disciple, hanged himself from a tree after betraying Jesus Christ and giving him a kiss. The tree in which Judas hanged himself is known as “Judas Tree,” mainly found in Southern Europe and Western Asia. In the short story “Flowering Judas” written by Katherine Anne Porter the title is related to this religious event of betrayal, murder, and denial. The two main characters in this short story are Braggioni and Laura. Braggioni is a cruel, powerful leader of Marxist revolutionaries in and around Mexico City....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Betrayal Like Its 1984 - ... Parsons who denounced him, he replied, “It was my little daughter…She listened at the keyhole. Heard what I was saying, [‘Down with Big Brother!’ while sleeping] and nipped off to the patrols the very next day” (Orwell 233). This highlights the success that the Party had at turning individuals away from forming meaningful relationships. The relationship that was formed between Winston and Julia is another example of betrayal between the characters. After their arrest, Winston and Julia were separated and forced to betray each other....   [tags: George Orwell novel analysis]
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Betrayal Like Its 1984 - ... They are a secret militia that would eliminate anyone that could potentially rebel against the Party. The role of the Thought Police was to find and “vaporize” thought-criminals. The Party often used children as their spies to aid the Thought Police. In 1984, “It was almost normal for people over thirty to be frightened of their own children” (Orwell 24). Parents were afraid that their own child would overhear some type of compromising remark and then would be denounced to the Thought Police....   [tags: George Orwell novels, ]
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Hamlet Angry and Betrayal - Hamlet was a young man who lost his father the king of Denmark to an early death, therefore; he was grieving his father dead and this type of maddens not in a crazy way because her mother and uncle believed that he was grieving to long over his father death, and only a few months after his father death his mother betrayed he by marrying his uncle his father brother, and Hamlet was angry about that. He felt like his father had just dead and they was disrespecting him by getting married shortly after his death....   [tags: denmark, shakespeare]
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Betrayal in McEwan's Atonement - In McEwan’s Atonement ventures into the lives of the Tallis sisters and the complexities that naivety and selfishness can inflict. Briony Tallis’ perjury against Robbie Turner, in her cousin Lola’s criminal rape case, disrupts the Tallis family dynamic and the budding romance between Cecelia Tallis and Robbie. Briony’s maturation and realization of her wrongdoing implores her to become a nurse during WWII. In Atonement, McEwan depicts a family in turmoil over the lies of young Briony during World War II....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Hamlet Betrayal - The worst feeling of pain anyone could feel is when you are betrayed by some who you though loved you. Betrayal is an act of disloyalty and it is violating someone's trust. In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, betrayal is a reoccurring action between many characters. This play shows the audience different types of betrayal that are imaginable, from a husband betraying his wife, a boyfriend betraying his girlfriend and a mother betraying the son and father. These actions of betrayal hurt the people that are most loved and destroys them where it most hurts in the end....   [tags: William Shakespeare, Literary Analysis]
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Betrayal in "The Chrysanthemums" - Betrayal in "The Chrysanthemums" In John Steinbeck's short story," The Chrysanthemums," there is a strong underlining of betrayal. We can see betrayal in three forms throughout the story. First we see Elisa being betrayed by the salesman who plays on her emotions by giving her a sales pitch only to get some work out of her. Then, in result to confiding in the salesman Elisa betrays her husband by opening herself up, and confiding to a complete stranger things which she couldn't reveal to her own husband....   [tags: American Literature] 705 words
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Honorable Betrayal - Honorable Betrayal The William Shakespeare play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar tells the story of the assassination of Julius Caesar and the eight conspirators behind it. The play takes place in 44 B.C. in Rome. Marcus Brutus is the protagonist and face-man of the insidious conspiracy. He is also the tragic hero in this classic work of literature. Aristotle’s definition of the tragic hero is a character that has a character flaw, also known as hubris, and experiences a downfall from a high position in society due to this flaw....   [tags: Character Analysis] 1051 words
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Betrayal in Death of a Slaesman and Stone Angel - The feeling of having been betrayed by a trusted or important figure in your life can result in emotional damage, which can eventually lead to personal destruction. “Stone Angel” by Margaret Lawrence and “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller, are two works of literature that put that very statement into context. Although, the theme of betrayal is evident in both pieces, the protagonists of the different plots – Hagar Shipley and Willy Loman – experience betrayal in two very different fashions. Hagar Shipley is destroyed by her loss of independence and Willy Loman is forced into taking drastic and unnecessary actions....   [tags: Margaret Lawrence, Arthur Miller, compare, contras] 1089 words
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Love and Betrayal in Christina Rossetti's Poems - Two of Christina Rossetti's narrative poems, Goblin Market and The Prince's Progress, feature themes of women in love who appear betrayed — at a number of levels and with varying effects — by false ideals, false lovers, or what is in the background of betrayal by false ideals and false lovers: innocence; specifically, innocence as a deceptive ignorance to flexibility. The results of shortened expectations and heightened consciousness among Rossetti's victims of love vary greatly. Some become malicious....   [tags: Literature] 2031 words
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Acts of Betrayal in Hosseini's The Kite Runner - ... Baba betrays Ali, Amir and Hassan by his unfaithful decision to have an affair and steel Hassans right to know the truth about his parentage, Baba does not pursue seeking a strong connection with Hassan because of his regretful actions. In truth, Baba is truly disappointed in both of his sons. In Amir, he is reminded of his deceased princess. In Hassan, he is reminded of the Hazara, Sanaubar, he committed adultery with. Though from Baba's perspective, they can conclude that after Amir's mother's death, Baba would have been left secluded and depressed....   [tags: redemption, hypocrite, forgivness]
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Themes Of Betrayal In James Jo - Origins of the Theme of Betrayal in James Joyce's Dubliners Throughout his early years, certain people and events heightened Joyce's awareness of the hopelessly corrupt environment of Ireland that had betrayed so many of its own. The more profound of these enlightening inspirations were the betrayal and downfall of Charles Stewart Parnell, the indifference of Henrik Ibsen towards literary protests, the neglected native artistry of James Clarence Mangan, and Joyce's own role as Prefect. These occurrences provoked Joyce's bitter resentment towards Ireland, initiating the gradual alienation towards his church and homeland....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Deceit and Betrayal in Shakespeare's Macbeth - Deceit and Betrayal in Shakespeare's Macbeth Shakespeare's play "Macbeth" is considered one of his great tragedies. The play fully uses plot, character, setting, atmosphere, diction and imagery to create a compelling drama. The general setting of Macbeth is tenth and eleventh century Scotland. The play is about a once loyal and trusted noble of Scotland who, after a meeting with three witches, becomes ambitious and plans the murder of the king. After doing so and claiming the throne, he faces the other nobles of Scotland who try to stop him....   [tags: Free Macbeth Essays] 837 words
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Death and Betrayal in Poe's Life - Death and Betrayal in Poe's Life Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was born to traveling actors in Boston. He was hit hard with death at a young age as his mother and father both died within two days when Poe was only two years old. The wealthy John Allan and his wife became the legal guardians of young Edgar. When Edgar was fourteen, he met the first woman in his life, Jane Stith Stanard, the inspiration to his poem “To Helen”(1831). However, Mrs. Stanard passed away only a year after Poe first met her....   [tags: Papers] 856 words
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Sculpture: The Betrayal and Arrest of Christ - This is an extremely high relief sculpture made of limestone. It is to be viewed from a frontal standpoint. It however does have a potential for movement. There seems to be a great deal going on in such a close space. It is very crowded, but dramatic. The figures are intertwining with each other all at once even though there are different things happening. It reminds me of a play with scenes. You can actually step in to it and feel as though you are a part of what is happening because of all the different directions each individual is facing....   [tags: Visual Arts] 639 words
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Betrayal, Justice and Passivity in Roald Dahl's "Lamb to the Slaughter" - Roald Dahl, a British novelist, offered his readers a classical short story, “ Lamb to the Slaughter,” with the tale of betrayal, justice, injustice and passivity. Two main characters of the story are detective Mr. Patrick and Ms. Patrick who live in small town. Roald Dahl tries to reflect human nature of perversity, and cruelty through the “ Lamb to the Slaughter”. As the story progresses, theme of love, passion, betrayal and injustice grow stronger. Author smartly shows us how an idle wife becomes a smart criminal to take the revenge of her betrayal and successes to trick officers....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 881 words
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Betrayal - Betrayal 1.Desire It is easy to fall in love with bodies. I Breathe skin, lose time to anticipation and pleasure, hair, lips, thighs; tangled in another person, I am lost in a jungle. Transcendence. Society teaches us to break a body down: we love legs, butts, breasts; we take images and splice them into the form of our perfect desire. Like Pygmalion we are desperate to breathe life into our conception of beauty, our imagination of a perfect creature. Reality is easily redrawn around a body whose presence in a place reorganizes the map of the world....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 2962 words
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Betrayal and Deception in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... They are so materialistic; they except their flawed relationship as normal, yet Daisy feels betrayed and knows she is being betrayed as the quote above explained. Myrtle and Tom have a very fiery relationship. She is his “woman in New York.” Tom won’t be seen with her where any of his friends can see them, even on the train they even ride on different cars. Myrtle is the one who likes to show off. Their situation is awkward as she want’s to marry him, however Tom shows his lack of respect for Myrtle when she won’t stop mentioning Daisy by breaking her nose....   [tags: cheating, Tom and Daisy Buchanan] 1517 words
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The Aesthetics of Passion and Betrayal - The Aesthetics of Passion and Betrayal In The Passion of Joan of Arc, Carl Theodor Dreyer uses the visuality of spatial relationships in each shot with the human face and its ability to convey unspoken emotion in his portrayal of the demise of Joan of Arc. Unlike most film, the message is almost entirely told by just the eyes and expressions of the actors. There is very little reliance upon props and background. The camera angles and close-up shooting accentuate emotions and reactions. The editing style is almost methodic in keeping the emotional pace; it is much like an argument, alternating images of Joan’s tenacity, and the judges’ contempt....   [tags: essays papers]
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Betrayal in Malory's Le Morte D’Arthur - ... After he pleads and cries to the king. Malory shows Arthur being betrayed by family in the beginning of the novel which could be seen as foreshadowing events that are set to occur later on. Betrayal of lovers is also common in this novel, especially when it comes to knights sleeping with their king’s wife. As the novel progresses Trystrames who was trusted by King Mark to get La Beale Isoud betrays him by permanently failing in love with her. Trystrames and Isoud had unknowingly taken a love....   [tags: Adultery, Downfall]
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Betrayal in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Hamlet, and Julius Caesar - ... Although rome was still a republic and it was not working like one instead it became a permanent dictatorship. The first betrayal of Caesar can be seen at the very beginning of the play, when Flavius and Marcillus sent the commoners away then proceeded to take the scarves off of the statues celebrating Caesar. They made the comment, "These growing feathers pluck'd from Caesar's wing will make him fly an ordinary pitch,"(I.i.72-74). these two conspirators feel that sending caesar away will bring down his big ego of his....   [tags: Macbeth, Hamlet, Julius Caesar] 1466 words
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Betrayal between Othello and Desdemonda - In the play, The Tragedy of Othello, judging from the relationship between Desdemona and Othello, seems to say that marriage based on an innocent romantic love is bound to fail. There is a common thread of betrayal and deceit among many characters. Othello and Desdemona being the most vividly portrayed. The two appear to love one another romantically at first, but it soon after transforms into a secular love. This comes to pass because there is no foundation for a relationship. There is no trust, no communication, and no understanding....   [tags: William Shakespeare]
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Themes of Power and Betrayal Depicted in Orwell's Animal Farm - ‘Animal Farm’ written by George Orwell in 1945 is a novel about animals acting out the reality of human faults and responsibility in the life of politics that we humans have undergone and/or witnessed in today’s society. Orwell shows the themes and issues through the relationships and leadership skills of the animals, and how they react with each other. There are many themes and issues conveyed through the characters of ‘Animal Farm’, but two that Orwell portrayed the ideas and really stuck out to me were power and betrayal....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays] 692 words
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The Betrayal of Christ Depicted in the Italian Paintings by Duccio and Giotto - The development of Italian painting in the years around the 1300 or the proto-renaissance is in some sense the rebirth of art and culture. The painters of Renaissance Italy usually attached to particular courts and with loyalties to certain cities, still explored the extensive span of Italy. Many of the Italian painters grew artistically during this time, which is noticeable in Duccio’s painting compared to Giotto’s. In the renaissance period it was highly popularized to mainly draw depictions of religious figures, which is what the concentration of Duccio’s artwork mainly was....   [tags: painting, art] 945 words
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Jealousy, Love and Betrayal in Othello by William Shakespeare - Examine the role of jealousy, love, and/or betrayal in Othello. You may want to pick one character (Iago or Othello perhaps?) and focus on one issue.(O) 15 The role of jealousy, love and betrayal play a major role in The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice. The entire play is based on the human interactions of the characters as related to Othello and Desdemona. The characters’ personalities, their social status, and their relationships to each other control the story line and their fate in the play....   [tags: lago, desdemona, tempest]
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A True Betrayal Of Nature - In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Victor betrays nature by creating the Monster. It is the responsibility of nature, and not man, to create human beings. Victor has done something unnatural, he has created life after death, "I have created a monster." Victor is soon punished for interfering with nature when his own creation turns against its creator. The monster murders William Frankenstein, Victor's brother; Henry Clerval, Victor's best friend; and Elizabeth Lavenza, Victor's bride....   [tags: essays research papers] 613 words
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Power and Betrayal in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Scott Fitzgerald was a writer who desired his readers to be able to hear, feel, and see his work. He made it his goal to be able to make readers think and keep asking questions using imagery and symbolism. The Great Gatsby was not just about the changes that occurred during the Jazz Age, but it was also about America’s corrupted society which was full of betrayal and money-hungry citizens. It was the eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg that overlooked all the corruption that occurred throughout the Valley of Ashes....   [tags: valley of ashes, Eckleburg]
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Female Betrayal in The Winter's Tale compared to Iago in Othello - ... Othello’s concerns here are his heart, his pride, and his power. Othello main concerns when confronted with the actions of his wife are his heart. Othello is self-conscious, often presenting himself as an outsider. He is in a position of power that would not be expected of someone of his nationality. For this reason many people dislike him and think less of him. Othello reflects other people’s views of himself in his character. As white people think less of him, he seems to think more of them....   [tags: fantasies, jeolousy, pregnancy] 673 words
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An Analysis of Cypher’s Betrayal and the Problem of Evil - The Matrix, written and directed by Lary and Andy Wachowski, is a 1999 science-fiction action film that has been regarded as one of the most igneous and highly imaginative films of all time. It depicts the complex story of a dystopian future in which the reality perceived by most human beings is actually a simulated one created by AI machines who use the suppressed humans as energy sources. Though the main characters of the story have freed themselves from the matrix, one character named Cypher (a.k.a....   [tags: Philosophy]
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Betrayal, Fear, Redemption in Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini - ... The book was inspired by Hosseini’s childhood, and it features significant moral lessons that are embedded into the very text of each chapter. Among the many life lessons in the book, the most prominent is, by far, the idea that one should make up for one’s past mistakes. Throughout the book, Amir’s experiences, mistakes, and revelations highlight the life lesson embedded within every chapter. For example, Amir’s best friend and servant, always stands up for Amir, but when it’s time for Amir to stand up for Hassan, he abandons him when Hassan needs him most....   [tags: moral, afghanistan, sexual abuse]
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Honest Betrayal in Othello - Honest Betrayal in Othello Iago's honest betrayal has left Othello pondering over Desdemona's faithfulness. Believing the words of his most honest ancient, Othello gullibly succumbs to his insinuations of his wife, Desdemona, as being unfaithful. Through Othello's soliloquy, he is not the self-confident General formerly portrayed as. Instead, his indecision over his wife's infidelity has caused him to explore his flaws as a human being, showing signs of appearance versus reality. Othello Citation: This fellow's of exceeding honesty, And knows all qualities, with a learned spirit, Of human dealings....   [tags: Othello Essays] 944 words
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Love in Aphra Behn’s Oroonko, and Voltaire’s Candide - ... “We have enough to pay off the governor of Buenos Aires-if indeed; a price is placed on Miss Cunegonde” (Voltaire 385). Likewise, Oroonko’s’ love for his beautiful, Imoinda marks the starting point of his unfortunate journey. For example, Oroonko’s lover Imoinda is sent a veil, from his grandfather, the king; the veil signified that Imoinda was now his wife, therefor, she and Oroonoko, were no longer able to pursue marriage. “He sent the royal veil to Imoinda; that is the Ceremony of Invitation: he sends the lady, he has mind to honour with his bed, a veil, with which she is cover’d and secur’d for the King’s use; and ‘tis death to disobey; besides, he held a most impious disobedience” (...   [tags: Feelings, Betrayal]
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Jerroc's Betrayal - Jerroc's Betrayal In the Star Trek: the Next Generation episode entitled "The Defector," an interesting issue concerning loyalty and credibility is raised. When Admiral Jerroc of the Romulan Empire turns himself over to the Federation in an apparent attempt to save both parties from a potentially catastrophic war, he violates most of the unstated rules of turning against one's comrades to fight for the enemy. His behavior and statements as a prisoner aboard the Enterprise cause Captain Picard to doubt Jerroc's explanation for why he has undertaken such a course of action....   [tags: Star Trek Defector Essays Papers] 1057 words
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Indian Betrayal - Indian Betrayal Looking back at the history of the United States, there are many instances and issues concerning race and ethnicity that shape the social classes that make up the United States today. There are many stories concerning the American Indian that are filled with betrayal, but there is probably none more cruel and shameful as the removal of the Cherokee Indians in 1838. Blood thirsty for money and property, the white settlers would soon use dirty methods to drive the Cherokee out of their home- lands....   [tags: Papers] 1221 words
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In the Country of Men by Hisham Batar - ... Suleiman’s annoyance with his home life and his mother who “always lies” to him, leads him to take out his anger on his friend Kareem during a game of My Land, Your Land (98). When playing the game, Suleiman antagonizes Kareem, taunting him in front of the other boys, and exposing his secret “beloved” Leila (Matar 106). Suleiman continues to provoke Kareem insinuating that “everybody” knew that his father was a “traitor”(Matar 107). When Suleiman divulges Kareem’s secrets and calls his father a traitor, he is betraying Kareem by forsaking his trust and slandering his family....   [tags: sphere of betrayal] 712 words
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Betrayal of the Labour by Ramsay MacDonald in 1931 - Betrayal of the Labour by Ramsay MacDonald in 1931 There were many problems faced by Ramsay MacDonald which, forced him to resign however, in this essay I will be discussing whether he betrayed the labour government. This essay will be broken down in to five main bullet points which will all sum up to answer the question above. The main problems faced by Ramsay MacDonald was economic and also the minority position. Ramsay MacDonald’s government was opposed by the liberals and so as a result Ramsay MacDonald had to do something, a deal was struck with the Liberals that they would not stand against each other in by-elections leading up to 1914....   [tags: Papers] 967 words
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Betrayal is the Truth in Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front - ... Educators like Kantorek betrayed the image that their students had for them once they came face-to-face with the reality of war. These students “find in the first terrifying, disillusioning moments at the front that they are neither “iron” nor they any longer youth” as their teachers described them before the war (Warner). Teachers, in their ignorance, spoke easily about the war believing they understood it better than the soldiers. Claims of understanding the war as a 'whole' were part of the older generation's rationale....   [tags: soldiers, comrades, war]
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The Betrayal of a Female - ... For example, Daisy appears to be throughout the novel completely controlled by her husband, Tom, who condescends her continuously. He deliberately presents the women in this novel as they were simply the property of men, which is rather unfair and disturbing. He includes an altercation between Tom and his mistress, Myrtle, where they discuss Myrtle’s right to say Daisy’s name. She continuously shouts, “Daisy. Daisy. Daisy!”(Fitzgerald, Pg37) to make him mad and with a short drift of his hand Tom battered her face in an attempt to establish boundaries....   [tags: Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby, Tom and Daisy]
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Of Friendship and Betrayal - ... Shuddering under his gaze the girl withdrew her eyes from the man’s and locked eyes on the floor and the faint discoloration of a stain hidden beneath a worn rug that had long since surpassed it’s glory days and was now hanging on by mere fraying threads. A simple stain, such a mundane thing and so unsuspecting, but it was the same as many other flaws hidden behind layers of lies masquerading as something they weren’t but fooling those who didn’t bother to look further than the filmy outer shell of deception....   [tags: personal narrative] 1421 words
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The Duplicitous Nature of Macbeth by Shakespeare - ... When Macbeth seizes power, he disposes of Banquo to solidify his throne. Before his search for power, Macbeth and Banquo, the two valiant soldiers, were always at each other’s side. But then Macbeth offers Banquo an opportunity to raise his status by helping to commit regicide. Banquo refuses to help and Macbeth realizes he then must kill his best friend to preserve his power. Banquo suggests he won’t harm Duncan when he reveals, “So I lose none/ In seeking to augment it, but still keep/ My bosom franchised and allegiance clear, / I shall be counseled” (Mac....   [tags: power, murder, betrayal]
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The Meaning of Revenge within Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte - ...  Hindly’s jealousy over his father’s affection for Heathcliff is what originally starts the revenge cycle, because Hindley is the one who starts to abuse and mistreat him as a child. He also wishes to make him a servant of Wuthering Heights and this starts a chain reaction. The reader learns of all this through what Lockwood interprets. Once Hindley becomes the heir of Wuthering Heights, he was able to get his wish of making Heathcliff a servant.  Nelly often describes how Hindley would treat Heathcliff....   [tags: healthcliff, conflicts, betrayal] 890 words
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The Emotional Journey in Wide Sargasso Sea - ... (II.2.26),” makes one feel compelled to repeat here that maybe Rochester isn't such a terrible guy. In an honorable mood, Rochester touches on the one thing that Antoinette and he both need if their marriage is to survive: mutual trust. Of course, the rest of the novel is just a long series of betrayals. Hate, fear, and jealousy are all portrayed throughout the novel. The quote, “I'll take her in my arms, my lunatic. She's mad but mine, mine. What will I care for gods or devils or for Fate itself....   [tags: love, betrayal, sexual]
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The Bond of Communion: An Analysis of the Communal Bonds throughout Dante's Inferno - ... Dante’s use of symbolism is most evident in this passage, where light is a symbol for reason and love. The fact that the second circle is void of these two attributes amplifies that the Lustful abandon their reason and love in order to pursue and satisfy their physical body. Dante having successfully established the setting moves on to establish his concept of Contrapasso. Dante describes “[the] hellish flight [of the sinners] / of storm and counter storm…sweep[ing] the souls of the damned before its change....   [tags: betrayal, story analysis]
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Inhumanity: George Orwell's Animal Farm and Gedde's Growing Up Native - People always have their differences Human beings show kindness from the outside but they are thinking mean thoughts from the inside. People can easily delude others when not much attention is paid towards them. Not everyone is as nice as they seem, there are many bad people out there. Today’s generation is full of people who get offended on almost anything someone does or says and starts to behave differently, hating every single thing the person does. Orwell and Geddes demonstrate that a man is inhumane to another through their texts Animal farm and “Growing up Native”....   [tags: Betrayal, Parallels In Literature]
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Different Narrative Voices: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte - Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights is deemed a complex novel, with its wide ranging themes of love, betrayal, suffering and imprisonment. It contains all the elements of a Gothic novel in nature but with the added ingredient of realism, but it is not just this blending of Gothic with realism that makes the novel so multifaceted, it is also Brontë’s use of multiple narrators that adds to the complexities of this novel. And it is the resulting effect of the different narrative voices in Wuthering Heights that this essay seeks to discuss....   [tags: love, betrayal, imprisonment]
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