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Sleep Imagery in The Oresteia - Sleep Imagery in The Oresteia Sleep—it's what divides the day and the night; the conscious and the subconscious; the aware and the unaware. It's image, then, is a powerful tool for polarizing such extremes. In his trilogy, The Oresteia, Aeschylus utilizes sleep imagery to divide between those who are aware and those who aren't. Though sleep's meaning changes throughout the plays, Clytaemestra is always able to use it to her aid. Her story accompanies a shift in a justice system that defines right and wrong....   [tags: Papers] 703 words
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Miller's Use of Alfieri in A View From The Bridge and Theatre Traditions - Miller's Use of Alfieri in A View From The Bridge and Theatre Traditions The play A View From The Bridge, which was written by Arthur Miller, is a play, which on the whole, is written in the style of an old Greek tragedy. A Greek tragedy has a chorus (narrator) telling the story from an overhead view and who can see the picture of the play from both sides point of view. In the play A View From The Bridge, the person who plays the chorus is a lawyer called Alfieri who plays a key role in the play mainly when Eddie visits his office for advice on the Rodolpho Catherine situation, he wants to know how he can stop them getting married....   [tags: Papers] 706 words
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The Themes of Antigone - The Themes of Antigone Antigone is credited as one of the best works of Sophocles, ranked by most modern critics above Oedipus the King. There are many aspects of Antigone that make it the play critics love to ramble about. “Antigone must be received as the canon of ancient tragedy: no tragedy of antiquity that we possess approaches it in pure idealism, or in harmony of artistic development” says one critic named Berhardy. Tragedy is usually concerned with a person of great stature, a king or nobleman, who falls because of hubris, or extreme pride and Antigone is no exception....   [tags: essays research papers] 709 words
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Essays on The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Comments - T S Eliot's Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock The Love Song is the lifetime of laments that one old-aged man remembers, which consist of his past failures. He then puts them into the context of his now-meaningless life to try to comprehend the significance and compensate for his loneliness.  Through Eliot's rich imagery and excellent use of Poetic Language, Prufrock's explanation of his memories, his experiences and most importantly, his feelings (most of which are doubt) come alive in this poem....   [tags: Love Song J. Alfred Prufrock] 711 words
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Agamemnon - Agamemnon Agamemnon is the first book in the Orestiean Trilogy written by the famous Greek tragedy writer, Aeschylus. Agamemnon is a story of justice and revenge. The story takes place in a city called Argos. It starts with Agamemnon, the king of Argos, away at the Trojan War. The city is eagerly awaiting the news of their king’s welfare and the outcome of the war. Watchmen are posted in the city, watching for the beacon that would report the capture of Troy and Agamemnon’s return. Beacons are set up from Troy to Argos; when one beacon is lit, the next one will be lit, until the last....   [tags: essays research papers] 711 words
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Eddie in A View From the Bridge by Arhtur Miller - Eddie in A View From the Bridge by Arhtur Miller The character of Eddie is linked to historical context by the poverty in Europe, the immigration into America and the Italian 'Man of The house' profile. The American Dream tells us about why the immigrants are coming to America, The American Dream believed in plenty of jobs, money and Streets paved with gold. "But as long as you owe them money they'll get you plenty of work" The reality is different, A view from the bridge tells us that there were a lot of jobs available but only if you were paying someone back and if you weren't "you'll have to scrounge like the rest of us" you'll have to search for them....   [tags: Papers] 713 words
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Dance for Musical Theatre: Robert Louis Fosse - Dance for Musical Theatre: Robert Louis Fosse *No Works Cited Robert Louis Fosse was born on June 23, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the son of a vaudevillian and appropriately enough was born into the theatre. As a child, the art of dance wasn’t only used as a past time by young Fosse, but rather as a way of gaining attention from friends and family. From an early age he had already started studying ballet, tap and acrobatic dance. As Fosse grew up, his talented dancing and signature showmanship had began molding his future career....   [tags: Papers] 715 words
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Exploring Elements of Blood Brothers - Exploring Elements of Blood Brothers 'Blood Brothers' has many features that appeal to its audiences. The play has a very strong plot, with many dramatic incidents. Doing this makes the play very interesting, and helps keep a quick pace, therefore keeping the audiences attention. ===================================================================== There have been many themes that have interested audiences of 'Blood Brothers'. The theme are particularly like is the one which expresses the friendship between Mickey, Edward and Linda; and the ways their friendship alters through the play....   [tags: Papers] 716 words
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Medea - Male And Female Perceptions Of The World - Medea - Male And Female Perceptions Of The World Ask yourself this, Is this world biased against a particular gender. Do we mainly focus on women's issues or men's?' What would your answer be. I bet most of you would say no, we aren't biased at all. And, in many cases, that would be correct. But look at some of the other parts of the world where women aren?t allowed a say, they aren?t allowed to put their point of view forward even in our own society. They aren?t allowed to know information until the male passes it on to them....   [tags: Male Female Medea Essays Feminist Equal] 719 words
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Creon The Tragic Hero of Sophocles Antigone - Creon The Tragic Hero of Sophocles Antigone Every Greek tragedy must have a tragic hero. In Sophocle’s play, Antigone, the most tragic hero is Creon. He is an essentially good man of high position who takes pride in his role as king. He possesses the tragic flaws of excessive pride and an oversized ego. This causes the tragic reversal that leads to his emotional ruin and eventual remorse and repentance. As King of Thebes, Creon is forced to make difficult decisions. As a new ruler, he feels it is necessary to prove himself to his citizens, therefore he rules his state with a firm hand....   [tags: Essays Papers] 720 words
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Miller's Use of the First Scene in A View From the Bridge - Miller's Use of the First Scene in A View From the Bridge Miller uses the first scene of the play to prepare the audience for the dramatic conclusion of the play to good effect. He uses dramatic irony and fore shading to give the audience hints on what will later happen in the play, the audience also knows what is going to happen because he follows the rules of a Greek tragedy. Millar makes you realise how important justice, law, family and community are by what the characters talk about in the first scene....   [tags: Papers] 722 words
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Pepsi's Marketing Strategies and Why They Work - Pepsi's Marketing Strategies and Why They Work The pepsi commercial is pastiche as it is based on the Oscar winning movie Gladiator, it contains three female gladiators who are expected to fight in the center of the arena, but have a sudden change of mind and to decide to turn against the will of the emperor by protesting in the form of singing. It is set in the famous Colosseum in Rome, Italy, well known for gladiator fighting. It is set at approximately 180 AD, a time when the sport was well known....   [tags: Papers] 722 words
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lamb - The lamb is a symbol of innocence, ignorance, purity, and self justification. In William Blake’s poem The Lamb, children are biblically innocent and the speaker contrast himself to the higher divinity. In this interpretation of children the speaker may possibly be trying to use ignorance as an excuse for sin in his life. The lamb’s natural gifts are clearly envied by the speaker, the gifts being food, shelter, and happiness. William Blake may have used this scene of fertile valleys to allow the reader to also feel the envy towards the lamb’s peaceful existence....   [tags: essays research papers] 723 words
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Suffering in the Oresteia - In the Greek play, the Oresteia, suffering acts as a vital role in the lives of the main characters. One character, the chorus, discusses suffering at great length. The chorus is made up of old men who were too old to fight against Troy, and who often give the audience an inside view to the actions happening on stage. The chorus sites hubris, the Greek word referring to mortal pride or arrogance, as being the cause of many bad fates. Someone guilty of hubris aspires to be more and do more than what the gods allow, resulting in severe punishment and a tragic destiny....   [tags: Performance Arts] 723 words
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Cleaver by Tim Parks - Cleaver by Tim Parks The book I selected to read was Cleaver by Tim parks. I was in the library looking for a fiction novel and this cover struck me as very interesting. I took the book off the shelf and read the back of it. I saw that it had many good reviews so I decided to give it a try. Tim Parks is the author of thirteen novels including Europa (1997) which was listed for the Booker Prize, Destiny (1999), Judge Savage (2003) and Rapids (2005). His most recent novel is Cleaver (2006), and his most recent publication The Fighter, a collection of literary essays....   [tags: Book Review] 723 words
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Travel Writing - Non-Fiction - Travel Writing - Non-Fiction Burnley born un' bred. Believe it or not, I'm actually quite proud of my home town. I'm also a loyal supporter of Burnley F.C, taking excessive amounts of time and money to travel the length and bredth of the country watching the mighty Claret and Blues - loyal or stupid. Oh how I often wonder . . . And here I am now, sitting in the Bob Lord Stand watching the Worthington Cup tie between Burnley and our neighbours Blackpool. The game isn't so enthralling....   [tags: Papers] 724 words
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The Odyssey - Many forms of popular culture today are inspired by themes, characters, and other references in various types of classical literature. John Denver's song 'Calypso'; is about the relationship between men and women, and he bases this comparison on the relationship between Kalypso and Odysseus in Homer's the Odyssey. In 'Calypso'; Denver portrays women in general as being superior to men by using the beautiful and enchanting goddess, Kalypso, from Homer's epic. John Denver encompasses all women in his song by providing Kalypso as a universal symbol....   [tags: essays research papers] 727 words
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Death of naturalist - Death of naturalist This poem is a fertile mixture of imagery, sounds and an impression created by nature on people’s mind. Heaney sensualises an outstanding fear of the physical wonders of the world. He vividly describes his childhood experience that precipitates his change as a boy from the receptive and protected innocence of childhood to the fear and uncertainty of adolescence. As he wonders along the pathways of salient discovery, Heaney’s imagination bursts into life. The title of the poem is amusingly ironic – by a naturalist we would normally think of someone with expert scientific knowledge of living things and ecology....   [tags: English Literature] 727 words
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I Am Forty-seven and I Wish to Study Law - I Am Forty-seven and I Wish to Study Law "If I had it to do over again, I would go to law school." That has been my response for the last fifteen years whenever I was asked if I felt fulfillment in my chosen profession. The truth is, I never felt fulfilled because I never really chose a profession. As did many working-class people with no advanced education, my parents believed that the road to success was through education. Hence I was encouraged to pursue an academic education in high school and to attend college....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays] 731 words
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Oedipus, The King And Allegory Of The Cave - Comparative Analysis Essa - In Sophocles’ play, Oedipus, the King, there are various instances where Oedipus tries to escape his destiny—enlightenment—only to discover the truth that he cannot. Similarly, in Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” the prisoner travails to understand and adjust to his newly visited environment. In both works, the men first had to realize their ignorance before they could begin to acquire knowledge and true understanding of the complexities of the human condition. Specifically, in Oedipus, the King, it was Oedipus’ illusion of himself as a man unequaled in leadership whereas in “Allegory of the Cave” it was the prisoner’s initial refutations of enlightenment being shown him until he realizes its intellectual, spiritual, and social significance....   [tags: essays research papers] 732 words
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Responsibility for Actions in Oedipus Rex by Sophocles - Responsibility for Actions in Oedipus Rex by Sophocles Oedipus was not composed by his fate; he was responsible for his own conduct. From his very birth Oedipus was predetermined to marry his mother and murder his father. His situation was inevitable. Although Apollo exhorted the prophecy in Delphi, this event only drove Oedipus to fulfill his destiny. There were a series of events that occurred causing Oedipus did to lure himself to destruction. Oedipus wouldn?t have cursed himself so ignorantly had he been more diligent to analyze the murder with the former King Laius....   [tags: Papers Oedipus Rex Essays Sophocles]
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Agamemnon - In Aeschylus’ Agamemnon there are many different opinions about what kind of king and commander Agamemnon was. Some argued that he was good, while others dispute that his motives were wrong. Clytemnestra, Agamemnon’s wife, gained a strong hatred for him, after he sacrificed his own daughter so he could go to war. Many believe that this was not necessary and could have been overcome. The chorus seems to agree with this to an extent, and feels that Agamemnon could have prayed and requested that he not sacrifice his daughter....   [tags: essays research papers] 736 words
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The Effectiveness of Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet - The Effectiveness of Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet Baz Lurhmann's modern version of Romeo and Juliet is very effective because it relates to a younger audience which makes it more appealing to watch. The audience can tell it is more modern e.g. there are cars, skyscrapers, guns, televisions and music. The characters clothes tell the audience that this film is modern. At the start of the film it shows a television against a black background. This immediately tells the viewers that it is modern....   [tags: Papers] 736 words
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Irony In "Romeo and Juliet" - Irony occurs when there is conflict about what was stated and what something really means. There are three main types of irony. Irony can make the difference in a good book, and a great book. It is in just about every scene of Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare uses different types of irony for many reasons. The first type of irony is verbal irony. It starts being used in the very beginning of the play when the chorus says “Two households, both alike in dignity” (prologue). The chorus states they are dignified, but they are really very undignified....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]
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Choreographer Busby Berkeley’s Contributions to Film - Choreographer Busby Berkeley’s Contributions to Film Berkeley’s creations were not meant to focus on dance. He envisioned an overall moving pattern, which he created by using moving bodies. He made the art of choreography a technique of design and visual mathematics, and combined this with his knowledge of film to bring his vision to life on the big screen. The skill of this multi-talented man brought Hollywood musicals to their full potential, creating a high demand for dance in films. William Berkeley Enos was born November 29, 1895, in Los Angeles....   [tags: Arts Movie Film Dance Essays] 739 words
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A Biography of Josephine Baker - A Biography of Josephine Baker Josephine Baker was born Freda Josephine MacDonald in St. Louis, Missouri to her unwed parents: Carrie McDonald and Eddie Carson. Her father soon left the family and Josephine had to help her mother support herself and her three younger half-siblings. At age eight, she got a job working as a maid for a white family (Robinson). At age 12, she had dropped out of school to work. By age 14, she had moved out, been married, and separated from her first husband. She would later go onto marry and divorce three more men....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Oedipus - ... (Oedipus the King, 1678–1682). His intelligence also corresponded with his swift nature. Oedipus was always looking towards the future which could be a product of his many prophecies which seemed to always haunt his nature. During the tenure when Oedipus was successful, his quick actions were useful. He was always trying to stay one step ahead, for example, he tries to save the city against the plague by sending Creon to the oracle of Delphi for a solution to the problem. After Oedipus’s reputation and successful lifestyle began to fall, his quick actions began to damage his status rather than assist it....   [tags: Character Analysis]
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A Childhood Tale - Original Writing - A Childhood Tale - Original Writing School life at St. Anne's was a painful experience for me. My teacher was a terrifyingly tall woman with inch long scarlet talons. The facial expressions she usually displayed in my presence implied that her dearest wish was to scratch my eyes out with these weapons. The other students had shunned me after I bit a boy called Ashton for trying to take my toy mouse and the teachers had categorized me as disruptive. After a puzzled time when they kept taking my scissors and patting me on the head I realised I was also thought of as mentally disabled....   [tags: Papers] 743 words
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Is Justice Fairly Served in New York City? - Is justice fairly served in New York City. Everyday some one is arrested for something they did not do. The New York City officers abuse their power as a public servant, while leaving citizens vulnerable in situations. They fear the police of what the could do to their reputations if they go against their authority. In the Adventures of a Novelist, Crane had to make a decision on weather he should testify or not for the prostitute that was accused for soliciting two men. Crane knew what the right thing was to do, but was apprehensive of what may turn out for him....   [tags: justice, New York City, criminal justice,] 743 words
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Vengeance - Vengeance "An eye for an eye" seems to be a phrase that people will always live by. Any person that has wrong done to them seeks revenge and justice. If they don't take action than they at least have some thought of vengeance. Women, historically more than men, seem to abide by this saying. Greek tragedy is a perfect example of how women seek vengeance. Clytemnestra, Medea, and Antigone all seek revenge and justice to keep their pride and to prove themselves towards their foes and enemies. When a child's life is taken away the mother is willing to do anything to bring justice to its place....   [tags: Papers] 744 words
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How do we measure our lives? - There is a new Broadway show out called Rent, which poses a very thought-provoking question in its chorus line. "In 525,600 minutes, how do you measure a year in the life. In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee, in inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife?" How do people actually measure their lives. One could measure their lives by the experiences they have been through. It could tie in with the bumper sticker: "The one who dies with the most toys wins!" But, I believe the one who dies with the most toys doesn’t win… They just die....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Representation of Femininity in Euripides? Medea - The Representation of Femininity in Euripides' Medea Works Cited Not At the time Euripides wrote Medea, Ancient Greece was a patriarchal society: women had little or no rights, and were treated as the weaker sex. Women were expected to stay at home and bear and care for their children, while men went to work ?wives to produce true-born children and to be trustworthy guardians of the household. (Resource Book 3, D5b . Demosthenes 59.122). Men made the rules, while women were expected to be passive and weak, and were thought to be ?silly creatures....   [tags: Portrayal Women Euripides' Medea] 754 words
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet are described as a "pair of star-crossed lovers." Write about the way in which fate is shown to contribute to their tragedy. "Romeo and Juliet" would have been performed to an Elizabethan audience. The Elizabethan audience believed very strongly in "fate" and "fortune". They believed in the power of herbs, the sun and the stars. Herbs had to be picked at certain times of the day for them to work, according to the stars....   [tags: Papers] 754 words
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Oedipus the King: A Painful Path to Wisdom - Oedipus:  The Painful Path to Wisdom Through the character of Oedipus, Sophocles shows the futility and consequences of defying the divine order. Oedipus served Thebes as a great ruler, loved by his subjects; but it is his one tragic flaw, hubris, which dooms his existence, regardless of the character attributes that make him such a beloved king. From the opening dialogue we sense the character of Oedipus. When confronted by his subjects praying for relief of the plague he reacts kingly and graciously, saying, “I am king, I had to come....How can I help?...Ask me anything....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex] 757 words
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The Character Medea's Revenge in Euripides' Medea - The Character Medea's Revenge in Euripides' Medea Medea is a tragedy of a woman who feels that her husband has betrayed her with another woman and the jealousy that consumes her. She is the protagonist who arouses sympathy and admiration because of how her desperate situation is. I thought I was going to feel sorry for Medea, but that quickly changed as soon as I saw her true colors. I understand that her emotions were all over the place. First, she was angry, then cold and conniving. The lower she sinks the more terrible revenge she wants to reap on Jason....   [tags: Euripides Medea Essays] 757 words
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moralant Morality in Sophocles' Antigone - Antigone: The Obedience of One's Morality According to the Bible, after Jesus was arrested by religious leaders, the apostles, his closest followers, fled his side. The apostle Peter was later recognized as one of Jesus' companions by the people who helped arrest him. Peter, however, denied even knowing Jesus three times. Peter believed that, should he remain faithful, he would be granted eternal life by God, and he knew that denying Jesus was a grave sin. However, his fear of his accusers caused him to err, and to stray from what he believed to be right....   [tags: Antigone essays] 759 words
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Antigone By David Greene - THE QUALITIES OF CREON As readers, we have to make judgments and interpretations of different characters. In the book, Antigone, translated by David Greene, there is a character by the name of Creon. While reading Antigone, some important descriptions about Creon become apparent. He views himself as the perfect leader, believes he is always correct, and wants control over people. Creon believes he is the only perfect ruler for Thebes. He believes that he can create a better city with his presence: "I would not be silent if I saw ruin,&#8230;" (p.168 l.203-204)....   [tags: essays research papers] 760 words
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BEETHOVEN - Ludwig Van Beethoven Born to a drunkard father and an unhappy mother, the young Beethoven was subjected to a brutal training in music at the hands of his father, who hoped that the boy would prove to be another prodigy like Mozart. Failing in this, the young Beethoven nevertheless embraced music and studied for a short time in 1792 with Franz Joseph Haydn in Vienna. Hailed as a genius and a master of improvisation at the piano, Beethoven soon made a name for himself, and by 1794 was known throughout Europe....   [tags: essays research papers] 760 words
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Napster vs. Music - Napster is an online trading program that allows users to look into another persons hard-drive in order to trade music. “Napster and similar software provides users with a method of searching thousands of other users computers to share thousands of high quality music, music that is stored in the compressed .mp3 format.”(Internet). Music of the popular artist is traded through the Internet at no cost. In other words instead of having to pay market price for music users of Napster receive the music for free....   [tags: essays research papers] 762 words
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Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart shows an odd similarity between the cultures of Ancient Greece and the Lower Niger. Despite the fact that two societies can exist during different periods of time and have conflicting cultural values, their stories and behavior can have surprising overlaps. Things Fall Apart is structured like a Greek Tragedy in its use of a chorus and in the presence of a tragic hero whose actions ultimately lead to his downfall. The Egwugwu from Things Fall Apart act like the chorus in a Greek Tragedy, such as Antigone....   [tags: essays research papers] 762 words
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Chorus Intervention in Aeschylus' the Eumenides and Agamemnon - In The Eumenides and Agamemnon of The Oresteia trilogy, Aeschylus constructs an over-arching metaphor for elements of the new Athenian democracy. The chorus in each play represents the people who feel under-represented and disrespected, by the society's changing values. In The Eumenides, the chorus of Furies is frustrated with the younger gods and infringements on their power; in Agamemnon the chorus fears more the control of an effective woman in Clytemnestra rather than the leadership of fruitless Agamemnon....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 764 words
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Aspects of Love in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - Aspects of Love in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare There are many different views on love in the play. Love portrayed by different characters at different times in the play, some characters show more than one type of love. The first type of love shown is sexual or physical love. It is the most basic form of love; this is shown by Sampson and Gregory it reduces everything to sex. Sampson says, "I will push Montague's men from the wall, and thrust his maids to the wall"; this means that he will rape them because of his hate for the Montague's not for the love of the woman....   [tags: Papers] 766 words
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Marilyn Monroe - “ I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful” Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Baker on June 1, 1926. Her mother’s name was Gladys Baker Mortensen. Baker being the name of her other two children and Mortensen the name of her last husband who disappeared just months after their marriage in 1924. Although Edward Mortensen was Gladys’ husband at the time of Norma’s birth, he was not her father. No one knows for sure who her father was, but it was believed that it was Gladys’ lover C....   [tags: essays research papers] 768 words
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Gender Roles in Euripides' Medea - In Euripides' Medea, the protagonist abandoned the gender roles of ancient Greek society. Medea defied perceptions of gender by exhibiting both "male" and "female" tendencies. She was able to detach herself from her "womanly" emotions at times and perform acts that society did not see women capable of doing. However, Medea did not fully abandon her role as a woman and did express many female emotions throughout the play. In ancient Greek society, murder was not commonly associated with women. Throughout the play, however, Medea committed several acts of murder....   [tags: Euripides essays research papers]
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Rock - The music genre of Rock, thought by some to be the devil’s music, to me is an inspiration and it helps me deal with situations going on in my life. If you listen to Rock you know what I’m saying, but by most people who do not, they are so put in there ways of believing that anybody even listening to it is a devil worshipper, or some drug addict and is out casted because of what they listen to. That is totally arrogance and I for one am really serious about music and couldn’t see living without it....   [tags: essays research papers] 771 words
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Message of Hope in Rap - Message of Hope in Rap The three-year anniversary of Notorious B.I.G's murder is fast approaching and many people still rave about his music. What made him so special was the connection he had with his listeners. He found many ways to incorporate his life stories into his music that relates to every other "thug" growing up in the streets from New York City to Los Angeles. The perfect example of this is his double CD, "Life after Death" where most of his songs are about death and how people deal with it....   [tags: Papers] 772 words
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The Present - Original Writing - The Present - Original Writing Tick Tick Tick. As Alem lay on his bed the clock drew closer to midnight, more importantly closer to his thirteenth birthday. Alone. Distressed. Sad. Just as the clock hit twelve, the light went off and then he could hear the door creak. The moonlight from the window in his room helped Alem make out a gigantic figure that stepped in his room. Alem froze, thunderstruck. The ugly, vicious monster looked very gruesome as it drew an axe very near to Alem, who could not help shout, 'Aaaaaaaa!' Alem was sure he was going to die, but he was wrong....   [tags: Papers] 774 words
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Attitude of Lord Capulet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Attitude of Lord Capulet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet My assignment will look at the attitude and the behaviour of Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet and I will also look at how far Lord Capulet is to blame for the tragedy of the star-crossed lovers. The most famous English playwright William Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet. William Shakespeare son of John and Mary Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Before the play started an actor would come up to the stage and read out the prologue....   [tags: Papers] 777 words
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Alternate Endings in Anouilh's Medea - Alternate Endings in Anouilh's Medea       To what purpose does Jean Anouilh alter the central conflicts and characters in his retelling of "Medea". In the classic play, Medea escapes without punishment and we are told as an audience it is not our place to question the motives and/or actions of the gods. Within the framework of modern, psychologically rendered characters and in the absence of supernatural meddling, Anouilh attempts not only to question the motives but to posit answers to the open ended questions left by Euripides....   [tags: Anouilh Medea Essays]
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