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Simpleton Kindness - Simpleton Kindness When people go to extremes in the name of selfless kindness, or in the case of Lloyd and Harry from Dumb and Dumber, when people who are motivated by attraction, desperation and kindness, go to extremes, more often then not something good happens in the end. Hollywood has a long standing tradition of lauding the bumbling hero who, though misguided, saves the day with little more than a kind heart and a strong will. Two examples of goodness conquering all are Tommy Boy and Dumb and Dumber....   [tags: Values Virtues Kindness Essays, movies]
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Künstlerroman: Threefold Personal Growth of an Artist in Miriam Toew’s "A Complicated Kindness" - Künstlerroman is a German word meaning “artist’s novel”; an ideal description for Miriam Toew’s novel A Complicated Kindness. Staying true to the definition of the word, it is a novel about an artist’s growth to maturity, depicting the struggles of a sensitive youth against the values of the bourgeois society of her time. Even more fittingly, is the term from which künstlerroman is a sub-genre: bildungsroman, or “novel of education”. To label a novel as such, the author must present the personality of a young main character through psychological, moral and social adjustment....   [tags: Miriam Toew, Complicated Kindness, Künstlerroman,] 1035 words
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“Killing with Kindness” - “Killing with Kindness” was written by American Anthropologist Mark Schuller, he did research and fieldwork on globalization, the outreach of NGOs and development in Haiti. Basically, this book shed a light upon Haitian people who are living in poverty, violence and most recently the destruction and devastation of two earthquakes. Which left many poor people homeless, many die due to the collapse of buildings, starvation of food, and shortage of medical supplies. Schuller’s mission was to help the Haitian people....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1399 words
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The Kindling of Collective Kindness - The Kindling of Collective Kindness There is an element of superfluity in Kate’s final speech of The Taming of the Shrew. As a simple demonstration of her having been tamed and transformed, the speech is nearly overdone: earlier in the scene, after all, Baptista readily acknowledges that Petruchio has presented him with “another daughter,” “changed as she had never been,” in effect suggesting that Kate’s final speech serves a different purpose (5.2.119-120). Rather than adding an exclamation point to whether Kate has indeed been “disfigured,” which would thereby merely confirm the prediction made by the bellyaching Grumio, Shakespeare mobilizes her last speech to elaborate in what way and on what terms Kate has become a new Kate....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 891 words
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Personal Narrative - A Little Kindness - A Little Kindness The most joyous season of the year in our house is Christmas. All the family gets together, gifts are exchanged and we give thanks for all that we have. This Christmas however, was one that I will never forget. If it weren't for the help of a stranger coming to my rescue, my holidays would have been ruined. He reminded me that a little kindness really does go along way. It was three days before Christmas, snowing outside and the hustle and bustle of the holidays was in the air....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 920 words
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Shrek: The Kindness of the Ogre Revealed - Shrek: The Kindness of the Ogre Revealed Lord farquaad and Shrek use the correlation between them to distort the traditional fairy tale. Shrek barges in just before the happily ever after and changes the story for the better. To explain how filmmakers use presentational devices to change the traditional fairy tale to something more exciting and adventurous, I am going to analyze the characters of Shrek and lord farquaad. A traditional fairy tale that contains an ogre or something synonymous is often portrayed as an unpleasant being....   [tags: Papers] 1275 words
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Introspection in A Complicated Kindness and The Catcher in the Rye - ... Spencer, Holden communicates that he deals with his troubles by simply quitting; putting minimal effort into academics and socialization. Since Holden never addresses his emotions directly, he fails to realize that his recurring social and academic disappointments are caused by his avoiding emotional responses to his problems. As a result, he continues to destroy the few functioning relationships he has left; case in point being the disaster of a date he has with Sally Hayes. Throughout the novel’s course Holden never attempts to discover why he has difficulty connecting with others and resultantly experiences no emotional growth....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Lion and the Mouse who Returned a Kindness -      Aesop among many other prominant authors wrote tales of animals taking on human characteristics, but none is so prevelant as the reputation of the mighty lion. Known as the king of animals, the lion appears as an object of strength and nobility in countless aspects of life including history, literature, art, astronomy, movies, and dance.      Who is this amazing creature. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the lion (Panthera Leo) is a flesh-eating animal that live cheifly in sandy plains and rocky places where there are thorn thickets and tall grass....   [tags: Aesop, Aesop's Fables] 612 words
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Chastity in The Rape of Lucrece and A Woman Killed with Kindness - Chastity in The Rape of Lucrece and A Woman Killed with Kindness       Renaissance England has been labeled a culture of shame - a society in which an individual's identity was primarily constructed by the way in which his or her "reputation" or "honor" was perceived by others. A woman's public reputation was always based on her virginity or chastity. Just as women were considered the property of their fathers or husbands, a woman's chastity was an asset owned by and exchanged between the men who possessed her....   [tags: Rape of Lucrece]
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Race, Racism and Kindness - American Soup Sitting on a bench in the park by the town houses, I watched the few people who had braved the icy December weather to frolic in this winter playground. Only one man seemed unhappy as he leaned against the building near my bench. His thin body was barely hidden by shreds of worn-out clothes, while his untidy black hair was matted to his forehead. He looked as if he could use a good meal and a warm, loving hug. As I watched, he got up and knocked on one of the doors. A thin, sallow-faced woman in a purple shawl and brown dress answered....   [tags: Sociology Racism Prejudice Essays] 434 words
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Giving is Important - There are many reasons why giving is important. It is a way to show appreciation, to say thank you, or to show someone you care. Sometimes it is hard to express true feelings in words, but offering a token of appreciation will not only represent your feelings, but will allow the recipient to know how much you appreciate them. There are many people that we come across in our every day life that perhaps make our days easier, such as neighbors, co-workers, even mail carriers or the local cashier at the grocery store....   [tags: kindness, volunteering, ] 483 words
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Greaest Quality - Kindness. What is it. Kindness is characterized by the quality or state of being kind. Kindness is a major element of, do on to others as done on to you. Most of God’s gifts come to us as Grace and often it is not necessary for us to ask for these gifts. He has given us the gift of being able to overcome the difficulties that face us. We have much to be thankful for because of God’s kindness to us even from before we were born. Kindness is needed in life because we need to be grateful for what we were given and help others who aren’t stricken with the same abilities, kindness results in a more worth while life, and everyone needs kindness to live....   [tags: essays research papers] 416 words
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Graduation Speech - Welcome ... again ... to the graduation of the class of 2012... and a congratulations to you class ... you deserve it. First of all ... thank you class ... I am honored to be chosen to speak tonight and I am truly honored to have been able to spend these last four years ... with all of you. The day has finally arrived. It is June 7th, 2006... 7 p.m. It is so hard to believe that this is the day that we have been counting down to for the last few months. This is supposed to be the end of the beginning, the first day of the rest of our lives ......   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 947 words
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Empathy and Commitment as the Basis for Trust - Empathy and Commitment as the Basis for Trust In Philoctetes by Sophocles, Odysseus commands Neoptolemos to abandon justice and base a relationship with Philoctetes on dishonesty to gain his trust and ultimately his bow. However, Neoptolemos acknowledges a similar burden plagues Philoctetes that becomes the basis of trust between them. Neoptolemos attempts to reconcile with Odysseus’ orders by stealing the bow and abandoning Philoctetes. Unable to fulfill the orders, Neoptolemos returns to Philoctetes indicating his commitment and his lack of trust with the Atreidai....   [tags: Literature Review] 1582 words
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major themes of the scarlet letter - Many of the major themes of The Scarlet Letter are introduced in the opening scene. Some of these themes were sin, nature's kindness to the condemned and the dreary lifestyle of puritan society. The first chapter has little action but it sets up these major themes. The tone of the whole story was set in this chapter. The opening scene of The Scarlet Letter, many major themes were introduced. One of the major themes of The Scarket Letter was sin. Much of Puritan society was based on sin. The first thing built in the town was the prison....   [tags: essays research papers] 390 words
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Neifile’s Tale in Boccaccio’s Decameron - Neifile’s Tale in Boccaccio’s Decameron The second story of Day 1 in Boccaccio’s Decameron is about a Jew named Abraham who becomes a Christian after his friend, Jehannot, convinces him to visit the court of Rome. At first glance, the storyteller, Neifile, presents it as a tale of a Jew’s conversion. On closer inspection, it becomes evident that the story focuses on language, labels, and popularity. In Neifile’s story, Boccaccio represents language as a way of labeling socially unpopular religious ideology (like Judaism) as more acceptable doctrine (like Christianity), a fact that Abraham takes advantage of to increase his popularity in order to conform to society....   [tags: Boccaccio Decameron Essays]
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Prisoner - The courage and human compassionate that Daru showed towards the Arab prisoner is commendable on all levels. Some people might have considered Daru justified in neglecting and even abusing the prisoner. Instead he treats the man as a guest. He provides him with adequate food and shelter and even comfortable amenities. The two men live in friendly cohabitation for the prisoner's entire stay at Daru's house. One would assume that the prisoner was reasonably terrified at his capture and was extremely uncomfortable being away from his home and his family....   [tags: essays research papers] 418 words
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Graduation Speech - As graduation has approached, I have contemplated my life's direction and the elements of my past that have combined to place me here, in this moment, as I'm certain we all have. What has inspired us. Do we have regrets. What are we going to do with the rest of our lives. Most importantly, are we truly happy. Frankly, I'm ecstatic. How about you. But what has made me happy in the past. Well, Baskin Robbins, Old Navy, and Survivor to name a few things...But on a more meaningful note, my life has been enriched by compassion....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 811 words
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Macbeth - ... Each interpretation complicates Lady Macbeth’s plans. Either she uses the metaphor in the nounal sense (making Macbeth kind towards other humans – specifically Duncan), or she uses the metaphor in the adjectival sense (meaning there is a natural nourishment that all humankind draws from). Each interpretation draws upon the natural. In other words, it is “natural” for Macbeth to feel or be this way. Lady Macbeth wishes her husband to do something unnatural, thus the milk image is problematic for her and either must be altered to serve her own needs or eliminated entirely....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 1336 words
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The Role of Women in Homer’s Iliad - The Role of Women in Homer’s Iliad Homer’s Iliad is undoubtedly focused on its male characters: Achilles, primarily, but also Hector and Agamemnon. Nevertheless, it seems that the most crucial characters in the epic are female. Homer uses the characters of Thetis, Andromache, and Helen as a basis for comparison to the male characters. Homer wants his audience to see and understand the folly of his male characters in choosing war over peace, aggression over kindness, and honor over family. While the behavior of these characters clearly speaks for itself, the contrasting attitudes and behaviors of the female characters proffer an alternative; in comparison, the reader can hardly fail to concur with Homer’s message that war, aggression, and honor are misplaced and self-defeating values....   [tags: Iliad Thetis Andromache Helen]
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Maturity in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Maturity in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn    "To live with fear and not be afraid is the greatest sign of maturity." If this is true, then Mark Twain's Huck Finn is the greatest example of maturity. Huck is the narrator of Twain's book, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In the book Huck, a young boy from the American South, travels down the Mississippi River with a runaway slave. The two encounter many adventures and meet many different people. Along the way, not only does Huck mature, but he also becomes a kind and loyal person, sometimes going against the values of society....   [tags: Adventures Huckleberry Huck Finn Essays]
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John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and Tortilla Flat - John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and Tortilla Flat Many great thinkers view unity as an important part of life. Antoine de Saint-Exuprey said: “One man may hit the mark, another blunder, but heed not these distinctions. Only from the alliance of the one, working with and through the other, are great things born.” The Beatles sang: “I get by with a little help from my friends.” These men, though they lived a century apart, share the same view on unity. This view is also shared by John Steinbeck....   [tags: John Steinbeck]
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The Effect of the Buddhist Teachings on the Environment - I believe that the five Buddhist teachings of metta, karma, anicca, anatta and equanimity have an impact on the environment. Metta teaches Buddhists to spread love and kindness around the world. This means that this love and kindness should also be extended towards the environment. Therefore Buddhists will try to help to keep the environment healthy, i.e. unpolluted and safe. The law of karma states that actions have consequences. This means that if a Buddhist treats the environment badly (use CFC’s or cut down trees), then they will gain negative karma....   [tags: Argumentative] 281 words
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Les Miserables - Les Miserables Throughout peoples lives they will be influenced due to other people and events. There are many ways people can be influenced. In the book Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, three different people influence Jean Valjean. The first influence on Jean was by the bishop. Another influence on Jean was Cosette. A third influence on Jean was Javert. Each of these are people who play a large role in Jean's life. The bishop was one of Jeans first and most important influences involving kindness and forgiveness....   [tags: Les Miserables] 828 words
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Christianity - Christianity Humans love to think of themselves as fundamentally selfless, conscience-driven individuals, while, in Robert Wright's eyes, "we are all self-promoters and social climbers" (Wright 313). Wright explains all altruistic behaviors as a part of a "shameless ploy" by our genes to ensure the perpetuation of the invaluable genetic code (212). His assertion that human altruism is really fundamentally self-serving in nature is intriguing in light of many of the hallowed conceptions we tend to have regarding our own innate kindness towards each other....   [tags: Religion Behavior Papers] 2432 words
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The Importance of Woman in the Iliad - Homer's Iliad is the product of a society in which men played the dominant role. Throughout history, women have been viewed as playing small roles in society. The role of women in the Iliad is very small and overshadowed by the main story of Achilles and the Trojan War. The shadow that is cast over the women in the Iliad can often block readers from seeing the important role that they play in this classic Epic Poem. Most readers view the women of the Iliad as simply war prizes but without them there would be no story....   [tags: Greek Literature] 669 words
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What Makes a Hero? - Everyday, society misconceives identities. In the eyes of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “A hero is no braver than any ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.” Heroism, in Emerson’s perspective, is the ability to stand out for longer, and to endure hardships for greater durations. The passengers on United Flight 93, which was hijacked by terrorists as part of the September 11 attacks on the U.S demonstrated bravery like few other civilians can measure up to. Although it is not clear whether passengers on the other hijacked flights fought back persistently, it is known that the passengers on Flight 93 attempted to take control of the plane, and were successful....   [tags: Character Analysis] 1365 words
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My Dad the Fisherman - My Dad the Fisherman My dad won't sit on the riverbank anymore. He won't tell any more fishermen's tales. He won't cast his fly again and though his creel may be empty my eyes are filled with tears. My dad was a quiet man. He liked the solitude of fishing. He liked to be one with nature. It wouldn't occur to him that he was so popular, that he will be missed so much. Yet the very fact that so many mourn his passing says much more about him, and his kindness, than mere words. My dad, you see, did his good deeds by stealth....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples] 537 words
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My Family, My Little Brother, My Hero - Ever thought about what a hero stands for or who heroes are. I have. I was challenged a week ago to come up with my hero for an English paper. After countless, antagonizing hours pondering the true meaning of this topic, I know what the word hero stands for. A hero is a person you look up to, someone who is honorable, benevolent, and hardworking. This person will battle evil everyday. This evil may be causing the world to end, or just the world as he knows it. I know a person who personifies all of these characteristics, thus making him my hero....   [tags: hero essay, essay about family] 578 words
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Eulogy for Father - Eulogy for Father On behalf of my entire family, I want to thank all of you for your compassion and for being present here today. For those of you who don't know me, my name is Mauri-Lynne, and I'm Lionel's daughter. Dad was devoted to every one of you. We all hope that you'll share your memories of him with us, if not today then in the weeks and months to come. My father was committed to the practice and preservation of Jewish life. His religious beliefs informed everything he did. Particularly fond of traditional music, he and I spent many hours listening to the treasured recordings he'd collected over the years....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 1178 words
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Dominique LaPierre's The City of Joy - Dominique LaPierre's The City of Joy “His suffering was transformed into surprise then peace, the peace that comes from being loved” (C.O.J. p. 254). In the book the City of Joy, Hasari, Mother Theresa, Stephan Kolvaski and Max Loeb all experienced the joy and helpfulness that comes from being loved. Their problems and troubles through out the book help them to understand how to make it through tough times. Examples from this book and life show that modern medicine is not always the best way to help the sick or injured....   [tags: Dominique LaPierre City Joy Essays] 727 words
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City Of Joy - "His suffering was transformed into surprise then peace, the peace that comes from being loved" (C.O.J. p. 254). In the book the City of Joy Hasari, Mother Theresa, Stephan Kolvaski and Max Loeb all experienced the joy and helpfulness that comes from being loved. Their problems and troubles through out the book help them to understand how to make it through tough times. Examples from this book and life show that modern medicine is not always the best way to help the sick or injured. Peoples love and kindness for each other is the most valuable gift you can give someone."This city isn't all that inhuman" (C.O.J....   [tags: essays research papers] 716 words
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Lit. Analysis - Most people are kind to strangers. For example, they might be willing to return a purse, or perhaps take two lost people into their home. Or, in some cases, you would keep a secret or something about the others’ lifestyle, to yourself. All this is seen in the short story “Searching for Summer” by Joan Aiken. In this paper, I intend to prove to you that the above statements are true. In the story “Searching for Summer”, two young people, Tom and Lily, are married. At this time, the sun was hidden behind large clouds from, possibly , a nuclear blast....   [tags: essays research papers] 911 words
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Macbeth - Lady Macbeth - Macbeth – Scene Analysis “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be What thou art promised; yet do I fear thy nature, It is too full o’th’milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be great, Art not without ambition, but without The illness should attend it. What thou wouldst highly, That wouldst thou holily; wouldst not play false, And yet wouldst strongly win. Thou’dst have, great Glamis, That which cries, ‘Thus who must do’ if thou have it; And that which rather thou dost fear to do....   [tags: essays research papers] 1798 words
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The Odyssey Report - The Odyssey Report In The Odyssey , Homer uses guest-host relationships as an ethical norm against which behavior is measured. When the ritual is preformed correctly by guest-host, good results ensue. In contrast, the violations of this ethical norm results in misfortune. This idea was taken very seriously by people of that time and it can be found throughout the story. A great example of a guest host relationship where both the guest and the host behave properly is the relationship between Telemachos and King Menelaos....   [tags: essays research papers] 1353 words
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The Significance of ?Xenia? - The Significance of “Xenia” Ancient Greece is known for its beautiful theaters and its skilled poets. One of the most famous ones at that time and famous even now is Homer. Nobody knows who he actually is but the works that he has created are far more than magnificent. The Odyssey and The Iliad are two poems that turned into myths, have actually been accepted as part of the history of the Greeks. The Odyssey is a story about a hero from the Trojan War who struggles to get home to his family and when he finally does he faces the suitors who he fights and defeats with the help of the gods and his son who he hasn't seen for around twenty years....   [tags: essays research papers] 1445 words
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The Wisdom of Confucius - The Wisdom of Confucius ' When you see a good man, try to emulate his example, and when you see a bad man, search yourself for his faults.'; That quote is one of the many morals stated by the ancient Chinese philosopher, Confucius, which we still live by today. The Wisdom of Confucius, edited and translated by Lin Yutang, takes the best things said and said about Confucius and put them into one three hundred page book. It follows his life, from his lowly birth in the small town of Tsou, to his death as one of the world's greatest philosophers....   [tags: essays research papers] 718 words
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The Five Precepts in the Context of The Eightfold Path - The Five Precepts in the Context of The Eightfold Path Both 'The Five Precepts' and 'The Eightfold Path' are significant elements of the Buddhist religion. The precepts act as a guide for the average everyday lay Buddhist on how to create the least amount of karmic energy possible. It by no means is the way directly to reaching Nirvana. The Eightfold Path however, is known as "the way." It is, in itself, the Fourth Noble Truth, and the path to enlightenment. In this examination of the Five Precepts I will endeavour to relate them in context to the different aspects of the Eightfold Path....   [tags: Papers] 1719 words
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Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally - Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally Thomas Keneally has accomplished his goal with Schindler’s List. It beautifully and completely realizes the honest story of a man who was an astounding leader in every respect. This book captures with accuracy and poignancy a part of history that every member of every society must know about and never forget, and to do it in novel form is a sign of Keneally’s extraordinary ingenuity. To begin with, Oskar Schindler’s embodiment of the leadership characteristics we have discussed in class is evident....   [tags: Papers] 516 words
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Exploring the Themes of Forgiveness and Reconciliation in The Tempest by William Shakespeare - Exploring the Themes of Forgiveness and Reconciliation in The Tempest by William Shakespeare Prospero is a character that seems to stand at the very centre of The Tempest. Throughout the play, he prompts most of the action, and he has the last word. The entire plot of the play is a scheme designed by Prospero to bring his rivals to a state of regret so that he can pardon them and restore the rightful order of things to his dukedom of Milan. As Prospero is seen as being all-powerful over the island, he could easily destroy or punish his enemies by any method or means....   [tags: Tempest William Shakespeare Essays] 1407 words
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Lady Macbeth and Power in Macbeth by William Shakespeare - Lady Macbeth and Power in Macbeth by William Shakespeare Lady Macbeth Amongst the most essential of characters in the play "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare is Lady Macbeth. Upon the introduction of Act 1 Scene 5, Lady Macbeth is brought into the plot of the play. In this soliloquy, Lady Macbeth comments on her thoughts after having read a letter from her husband, Macbeth, informing her about the witches' prophecies on the possibility of Kingship. A variety of well-known topics are explored, including the revelation of the true traits of characters such as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth....   [tags: Papers] 1093 words
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Don Bosco - St. John Melchoir Bosco - Don Bosco The ‘Salesians’ being the second largest Catholic order in the world exists for only one reason, ‘for the youth.’ Its sole purpose is to continue practicing Don Bosco’s living practices and teachings; to continue to teach and treat the youth of the world with love, kindness and goodness rather than with curse and anger. Don Bosco was an educational practitioner rather than an educational theorist, and so his way of teaching the young was completely different to that of his era....   [tags: Catholicism Religion Youth] 1927 words
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Bah Humbug!: Having No One To Share Your Fortune With - “A fortune is of no use if there’s no one to share it with.” Day after day I hear this saying from my mother yet never think much about it. On the evening of Thanksgiving Day at the Broadway Palm Theatre in Fort Myers, Fl I had the chance to experience the meaning of such a quote in the production of A Christmas Carol, titled after Charles Dickens story. As a central figure in the play, Scrooge’s character development throughout the play acts out a major theme of the power of kindness and cheer in relationships in the production....   [tags: Charles Dickens, Christmas Carol, wealth, ] 858 words
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Medieval Themes Reflected in Modern Literature and Movies - The common themes often presented in tales of the Medieval times still make appearances in the films and literature that are popular among our society today. The book The Kindness of Strangers, written by Katrina Kittle, and the movie King Kong, directed by Peter Jackson, are two examples that portray many known characteristics of the times of King Arthur, such as honor, chivalry, loyalty, and bravery. The legend of King Arthur revolves around the Knights Code of Chivalry. Although there was not an official Code of Chivalry, there were a multitude of well-known ideals that all knights were to represent....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Taint of Money in “Life in the Iron Mills” - ... . . there was that in her face and form which made him loathe the sight of her. . . . [D]own under all the vileness and coarseness of his life, there was a groping passion for whatever was beautiful and pure” (9). The initial use of Deborah as a focal character, then, allows the revelation of Hugh as a kind human being who is loved by those to whom he shows kindness; it also establishes his artistic love of beauty and thus strengthens the effect of his kindness to the hunchbacked Deborah. It is Deborah’s love for Hugh that prompts her theft of Mitchell’s wallet....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Davis] 1644 words
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Moll Flanders - Moll Flanders George Eliot wrote, "It is never too late to be who you might have been." As I read those words, I was hard pressed to find another who fit them as well as Moll Flanders. Despite circumstance and luck and odds set against her at every turn, this woman refused to bow to the conventional wisdom that normally rules the downtrodden and the dispossessed. And it is in that tenacity of spirit I find Eliot's words ringing true. Moll Flanders born into a world of pad-locked doors and dark menacing corners was destined for greatness simply because she lived it....   [tags: Moll Flanders Essays] 463 words
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Heros - Heros Throughout time and literature hero’s have not changed physically but the people who are looked to as hero’s has. A hero is someone who goes above and beyond what is required to help someone in need. Hero’s come in many shapes and sizes, and carry many similar but different qualities. Hero’s are kind people who truly care for others without any alterrior motives. People who care and donate their time, energy, love, and kindness to others. Also a person who is brave, daring and courageous are considered hero’s....   [tags: Essays Papers] 471 words
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steinback - Jesus is William Blake’s “The Lamb”. William Blake’s poem, “The Lamb" is broken into two stanzas. Both stanzas have ten lines each. In the first part, each line rhymes with the next. There are a total of five rhyming parts in the first stanza. In the second stanza “name” and “Lamb” do not rhyme, but the other lines have the rhyming endings. The first two and the last two lines of each stanza are either the same or close to being the same. This is almost like a chorus to a song. In the first stanza “The Lamb”, opens with "Little Lamb, who made thee?" A child is most likely the speaker and asks the lamb how it came to be....   [tags: essays research papers] 408 words
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