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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 1541 words
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Betrayal of Self in Ellison's Invisible Man - Betrayal of Self in Ellison's Invisible Man     In Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, the nameless narrator is betrayed by a handful of different characters--for this reason his life remains in a constant state of upheaval throughout the novel. Confusion and a lack of personal vision cause the "Invisible Man" to trust many characters whose designs for him are less than virtuous. Oftentimes these characters betray the Invisible Man, whose reactions to said betrayals form the greater part of the novel....   [tags: Invisible Man Essays]
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Deception and Betrayal in William Shakespeare's Macbeth - Deception and Betrayal in William Shakespeare's Macbeth The play ‘Macbeth” written by William Shakespeare” not only shows us how betrayal and deception undermines society but how it restores the moral law and society back to the way it was before the Thane of Cawdor and the tyrant Macbeth brought about the destruction in the first place. the play Macbeth also featured two changes to the throne of Scotland, both as a result of betrayal, deception, the aid of the weird sisters and the death of kings, the fate of Scotland changed for better and for worse....   [tags: Papers] 628 words
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Review of The Great Betrayal by Patrick Buchanan - Review of The Great Betrayal by Patrick Buchanan Synopsis of book: Patrick Buchanan explains his theory of how free trade is destroying the manual labor working force of America. Summary: Patrick Buchanan was a supporter of free trade from early on in his career until 1987. At that time, while he was seeking the Republican nomination for President, he was on a campaign trip. He visited a small town which was based around a plant. 500 people were about to loose their jobs. He spoke with workers and they blamed competition from international trade....   [tags: Papers] 364 words
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King Lear - Family: A Medium For A Betrayal - "Love is whatever you can still betray. Betrayal can only happen if you love." (John LeCarre) In William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of King Lear, characters are betrayed by the closest people to them. The parents betray their children, mostly unintentionally. The children deceive their parents because of their greed and power hunger. Their parents were eventually forgiven, but the greedy children were not. Parents and their children betray one and other, and are only able to do so because they are family, however, the children betray for greed while the parents betray through the credulity caused by their children's greed....   [tags: William Shakespeare] 1038 words
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The Last Supper: Why the Prediction of Betrayal? - The Last Supper was painted circa 1495 by Leonardo Da Vinci, and commissioned under Ludovico Sforza for the Dominicans of Santa Maria delle Grazie. From the beginning, the painting was considered a masterpiece and therefore, Leonardo was praised time and again for the technical aspects of his masterpiece. Vasari, the first man to write a book of artists' biographies, exclaimed, "a Last Supper, a most beautiful and marvelous thing; and to the heads of the Apostles he gave such majesty and beauty, that he left the head of Christ unfinished, not believing that he was able to give it that divine air which is essential to the image of Christ." Vasari, like most was entranced by the beauty of Leon...   [tags: Leonardo Da Vinci] 2423 words
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Betrayal in William Shakespeare's King Lear - Betrayal in William Shakespeare's King Lear A kingdom without order is a kingdom in chaos (Bradley). William ShakespeareÂ’s play King Lear is a play full of deception, betrayal, and insincere promises. ItÂ’s a tragic play that demonstrates what happens when children are concealed by greed and loose their love and respect for their parents. Goneril, Regan, and Edmund declare their affection to their loved ones for their ambition for power and to raise there status in Britain....   [tags: Papers] 1136 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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Victory or Demise, Same Faces in a New Light - ... Mr. Charrington has been a part of Winston's life selling him the red book Winston used as a journal which contained “DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER”. He has let Winston stay in the room above his shop where Winston believes there was no telescreen, however, the shopkeeper reveals himself to be a member of the Thought Police. Rae writes, “Charrington presides brutally over the arrest, his kindly persona vanishing to reveal the "alert, cold face" of a Thought Policeman (173). This startling turn of events casts Winston's whole venture into historical research into a new light, and with it Charrington's role as an archivist” (Rae 8)....   [tags: betrayal,loyalty,nobility]
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Hamlet's Metaphor For His Friends' Betrayal - Hamlet's Metaphor For His Friends' Betrayal    In Shakespeare's Hamlet, act three, scene two, line 327, Hamlet is in the middle of a conversation with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, which, as usual for Hamlet, is laden with riddles and double meanings.   Upon discovery that his old schoolmates visit to Denmark is not out of chance, but actually part of a plot by Claudius to understand why Hamlet has gone mad.  Thus upon discovering their motives for returning to Denmark, Hamlet no longer has trust or camaraderie for his former friends....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]
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From Deep Wood To Civilization by Charles Alexander Eastman - The nineteenth century brands a notable progression in the United States’ history. Not until then would the Republic stretch out to cover most of the North American continent, from the Atlantic ocean in the east to the Pacific in the west. There were several significant milestones that led to the development and expansion of the United States, yet betrayal and slavery were the common factors. The United States, in the early 1800’s, was located in New England, the northeastern part of the contemporary United States....   [tags: opression, americans, betrayal, slavery]
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Lady Macbeth by William Shakespeare - Betrayal can be caused by trivial matters or simply because of someone feeling inferior to someone else. In betraying someone, a person may abandon his or her values which they thought could never falter. A play that involves acts of betrayal is Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The role of betrayal in the story becomes a repeated event, but portrays itself in multiple ways. Through his use of soliloquies, Shakespeare portrays that through influence, one can betray values, others, and themselves. Macbeth’s soliloquy in Act One Scene Seven marks a pivotal part in Act 1 because he struggles to uphold his values and develops awareness that the only reasoning to kill Duncan sprouts from his simple aspirati...   [tags: betrayal, duncan, soliloquies]
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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 - ... But what is the effect of this narrative approach and how do these individual narratives contribute to this unfolding story. When we examine Lockwood we discover he is an outsider, he views the inhabitants of Wuthering Heights as foreign in regards to how they live, talk and convey themselves. He is not at home in the Yorkshire moors so in a way he is representative of Brontë’s readership through ‘geographical and class location’ (Correa, 2012, pg.366), his character personifies the novels reader....   [tags: love, betrayal, imprisonment]
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Kokoro: The Heart, the Mind, the Essence - In the book Kokoro, the word kokoro seems to carry a certain vagueness because it’s a foreign word that carries a heavy importance in the book. Since the book did not have a detailed explanation of the word kokoro, I decide to look elsewhere for a definition. In the Dharma Dictionary, it said that kokoro had three meanings, the mind, heart, and essence. It also stated, “Originally, kokoro referred to the beat of the heart, which was considered to be the essential organ of life and the source of all activities....   [tags: betrayal, sensei, Dhama dictionary]
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... Fitzgerald was writing about the corruption that is pervasive in the culture. When Fitzgerald wrote about Gatsby his tone is undeniable. Fitzgerald held the upstart Gatsby in high regard, Fitzgerald wrote “He smiled... It was one of those rare smiles, with a quality of eternal reassurance,” Fitzgerald wrote Gatsby in such a way that makes Gatsby become more of “(Gatsby’s) Platonic conception of himself.” Gatsby became more grand because of the treatment Fitzgerald gives him. Another factor is Nick’s untrustworthy narrative, because of that, Nick’s feelings about Gatsby are put into the narrative....   [tags: aristocratic class, corruption, betrayal]
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The Tragedy Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare - ... Set this up with wax / Upon old Brutus' statue. All this done, / Repair to Pompey’s porch, where you shall find us (Shakespeare 842). These were letters that impersonated the Roman citizens saying for Brutus to make peace in Rome for them and to fix the problem of having Caesar as their ruler. Cassius had chosen to trick Brutus because he needed him to complete the mission of murdering Caesar. Cassius had been the one that wanted to kill him for the good of himself and not for the people....   [tags: betrayal, deception, and exaggeration]
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Character Similarity in Shakespeare's King Lear - There are billions of people in the entire world, however, chances such as certain individual shares the same personality, height, or hobbies of other people who live in the opposite extreme of the globe is ultimately bizarre. In a similar idea, a William Shakespeare’s play, entitled King Lear demonstrates the similarities of people, particularly through the work of relativeness that runs in blood. The play revolves around King Lear and his three daughters, along with a parallel sub-plot of Gloucester and his two sons....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Betrayal]
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Benedict Arnold: Marked as a Traitor - ... He was always passed over for promotion, even when he clearly earned it. After he basically gave a leg for the cause (Who Served Here?), Congress promoted five of his juniors instead of promoting him. They did advance his rank later, but he was still below the rank of the other five. They kept declining his requests to restore his seniority, and did not do so until after the Battle of Saratoga, a whole year later (Kirby). It was later found out that the only reason he was not promoted much earlier was that many people were jealous of him (Creighton)....   [tags: betrayal, revolution, fighting patriots]
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Love and Marriage an Affliction or an Alliance: Deceit and Betrayal in Shakespeare’s Richard III - During the Middle Ages and Renaissance period marriage and love were idealized, divine and celebrated. Weddings were large events that included the entire families of both the groom and the bride. Reality was different; women were viewed as being fickle, inferior to men and a possession of men. Women had very little, if any, choice in who they would marry. Marriages were arranged so that both families would benefit in gaining wealth or power. Even though the ruler of England for over 4 decades was female, women were still not respected....   [tags: History, Middle Ages, Renaissance] 859 words
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Le Morte D’Arthur - Comparative Essay Many themes in popular literature today include a type of betrayal to others or themselves. In the story Le Morte D’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory, a noble knight by the name of Sir Bedivere is ordered to dispose of a sword and instead secretly hides it under a tree betraying his king. In “Genesis 3” Adam’s new companion named Eve becomes too curious about a forbidden tree when talking to a serpent and disobeys god and eats it. Sir Bedivere and Eve both betray others through their greed, temptation, and ignorance; however Sir Bedivere’s betrayal to King Arthur is far greater than Eve’s betrayal to god....   [tags: Character Analysis, Thomas Malory] 1125 words
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Hero, Villain, or Both: The Transformation of Macbeth - In the play Macbeth, we witness Macbeth transform from an honest, courageous human to a dark, dishonest man who is full of greed and craves power. Various acts of loyalty and betrayal take place throughout the play, and these acts help pave the way for the rest of the plot. We witness a series of betrayals that act similar to that of unsteady building blocks, with each betrayal adding more consequence and weight to the next until they all crumble back down. This was the case with Macbeth, where he would betray his old friends and essentially ruin their lives, until eventually, these betrayals returned the favor....   [tags: william shakespeare] 978 words
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