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Women's Fight Against Social Convention in Sylvia Plath's Poem, Ariel

- Women's Fight Against Social Convention in Sylvia Plath's Poem, Ariel "Ariel" is the title poem from Sylvia Plath's controversial collection of poetry written during the last few months of her life in 1963. The traditional gender roles of 1960s America promoted a double-standard and wrongly imposed upon women the idea of a "Happy Housewife Heroine" who cherished "the receptivity and passivity implicit in (her) nature" and was "devoted to (her) own beauty and (her) ability to bear and nurture children" (Friedan, 59)....   [tags: Sylvia Plath Ariel]

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Differences between Ariel and Caliban

- Ariel and Caliban are both servants but this doesn’t mean that they wont have any differences. The most major difference between them is their relationship and attitude towards Prospero. Also they have different characteristics, and in the book they represent two different and opposite things. These differences between the two servants may affect people’s thoughts and feelings about the two characters. Ariel is the air spirit as well as being one of the servants of Prospero. The reason behind Ariel being Prospero’s servant is that Prospero saved him from the tree that he was trapped in....   [tags: relationship, attitude, thoughts, feelings]

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Ariel and Allegory in The Tempest

- Ariel and Allegory in The Tempest       The temptation to regard The Tempest as an allegory has proved irresistible to critics, although opinions differ on what it might be an allegory of, and what the principal figures might represent. In this essay I wish to discuss the character of Ariel, who has received less attention than either Caliban or Prospero. If The Tempest is an allegory then each of its characters should fulfil some representative function. Prospero is generally associated with the playwright (or even, which amounts to much the same thing in some views, with God) as he controls the action on stage....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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Sylvia's Use of Senses in Ariel

- Sylvia's Use of Senses in Ariel "Ariel" possesses power and importance, a certain element of orgasmic stress to the degree to which the horseback ride Plath once took becomes something more—a ride into the abyss of the unknown, a stare back into the eye of the sun, an odyssey to death, a stripping of personality and selfhood, a sort of blatant exposition. To treat "Ariel" as a confessional poem is to suggest that its actual importance lies in the horse- ride taken by its author, in the author's psychological problems, or in its position within the biographical development of the author....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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Compare and Contrast of Caliban and Ariel in Shakespeare’s The Tempest

- In Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, there are two characters who appear to be polar opposites. The characters of Caliban and Ariel both play very important roles in the play. The term caliban is defined as “a brutish or brutalized man,” and the term ariel is defined as “a spirit of the air” (Dictionary). The definitions of these two characters names even show the huge difference in the two characters before readers or viewers even get to know the characters. There are also differences in how the two characters feel about the self-proclaimed king of the island, Prospero....   [tags: English literature, literary analysis]

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Trials and Tribulations of Ariel Dorfman

- Trials and Tribulations of Ariel Dorfman In the late 1950’s Chile was fighting a political war. Ariel Dorfman wrote many stories and essays dealing with the political oppression. Ariel Dorfman was exiled from Chile because of his writings, and struggled with his writing in Paris. With ambitions to return to his country he became one of the most significant Hispanic writers in the 20th century. Chile was going through a time of change. After the death of President Salvador Allende, Augusto Pinochet took over....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Ariel Systems Business Analysis

- 1. Introduction 1.1 The Software Industry The software industry was launched in the 1950’s where computers began to be used for business applications and it then it rapidly started creating a huge demand for people with experience in programming (Anon 2007). Over the years the industry went through a number of changes and innovations, with software products coming into the market for the first time in the 1960’s, to commercial laptops being developed in the 1980’s and 1990’s (Wikipedia/CRM 2008)....   [tags: Business Management Analysis Strategy]

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Prospero and Ariel in The Tempest by William Shakespeare

- Prospero and Ariel in The Tempest by William Shakespeare Throughout the years since The Tempest was first published in the 1623 Folio, there has been much debate among Shakespeare’s contemporaries and critics as to the significance of the figure of Prospero and other major characters featured in the work. In this paper, I want to examine the figure of Prospero and his relationship with the character Ariel. In doing this, I want to show how Prospero is a figure for the artist, how Ariel is a figure for the poetic imagination, and how the relationship between Prospero and Ariel explores the relationship between the artist and his or her poetic imagination....   [tags: Tempest William Shakespeare Essays]

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Comparative Analysis of Ariel by Sylvia Plath and The whitsun Weddings by Phillip Larkin

- ... Both The Applicant and The Whitsun Weddings present marriage as a societal norm and a process that is executed in a similar fashion by most individuals without question. A Birthday Present is thought to be referring to an affair that Ted Hughes (Plath’s husband) had. An Arundel Tomb explores the potential misrepresentation of a relationship between an earl and countess in the 1500s; it also explores the damaging effects of time on a relationship. The Applicant portrays marriage as an enrolment process (seemingly a job interview) whereas Larkin uses The Whitsun Weddings as a means of documenting the relationships or rather, the marriages that he witnesses around him....   [tags: Marriage, Society]

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Relationship between Prospero, Caliban and Ariel in The Tempest

- Relationship between Prospero, Caliban and Ariel in The Tempest    Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest is set on a mysterious island surrounded by the ocean. Here the magician Prospero is ruler of the isle with his two servants Caliban and Ariel.  Caliban is the abrasive, foul-mouthed son of the evil witch Sycorax. When Prospero was shipwrecked on the island Prospero treated him kindly but their relationship changed when Caliban tried to rape Prospero's daughter, Miranda. Caliban then became Prospero's unwilling servant....   [tags: Shakespeare Tempest]

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Main Characters of The Tempest by William Shakespeare

- ... Prospero’s magic is referred to as his art throughout the play by Miranda, “If by your art” (I.ii.1), by Caliban, “his art is of such power” (I.ii.374), and even by Prospero, “By my so potent art” (V.i.50). This reference reveals Prospero’s character as an artist rather than a sorcerer, this association is important when Prospero is equated to William Shakespeare. Similar to Shakespeare writing a play, Prospero formulates and controls the storylines and their conclusions. Prospero’s likeness to Shakespeare is seen throughout the play as Prospero uses his art (magic) to push the characters toward self-realization; parallel to Shakespeare using of his art (writing) to push the audience tow...   [tags: Prospero, Ariel and Caliban]

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The Tempest by Shakespeare

- William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, is a magnificent piece of literature that explores various aspects of nature and man, illusion versus real, and deception. The Tempest was written between the years 1610 and 1611. Many believe Shakespeare based the majority of this play from the colonization that was taking place in the Americas during this time, and Montaigne’s essay Of the Cannibals. Shakespeare was able to incorporate and write, a poetic magical play showing what was going on during this time, and also how the human existence was changing due to new discoveries of other humans....   [tags: Colonization of Ariel and Caliban, Analysis]

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Disney Films: The Little Mermaid

- The first thing to pop into one’s mind when they hear The Little Mermaid is most likely the Disney animated movie starring the beautiful red haired mermaid, Ariel. However, as with most Disney films, The Little Mermaid is an adaption of an original story written by Hans Christian Andersen in the 1830s. The creation of this classic fairytale into an animated feature required alterations from the Disney corporation, leading to a final product that is reminiscent of Andersen’s original story with added layers of American culture, sexism, and musical numbers....   [tags: fairytale, christians, ariel]

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The Death and the Maiden Book Analysis

- Revenge is a fault many would admit to, due to the difficulty of forgiving someone from past experiences with them. Envision a young girl taking music lessons from an older, male, family friend a few blocks from her house. She was kidnapped and eventually tracked down several years later. The police gave up their search for the man, as too many years had passed. The young girl lived her teenage year’s recalling memories of the torture that was inflicted upon her in the past. Imagine being placed in this situation with this being your daughter, girlfriend or wife....   [tags: pinochet, revenge, ariel dorfman]

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Comparing Suffering in Plath's Ariel, Stings, Lady Lazarus, Wintering, and Fever 103°

- Portrayal of Suffering in Plath's Ariel, Stings, Lady Lazarus, Wintering, and Fever 103°    Sylvia Plath's poems evoke the worst of subjective fallacies. Probably some of our charged reactions are symptomatic of the times and the culture; but more of them seem to stem from the always-too-easy identification between troubled poet and what might be the tone of imagery and rhythm of the poem considered. Because Plath worked so intensively in archetypal imagery (water, air, fire as bases for image patterns, for example), many of her poems could be read as either "dark" wasteland kinds of expressions, or as the reverse, as death-by-water, salvation poems--destruction implied, but also surviv...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Death and the Maiden

- “There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” –Oscar Wilde Death and the Maiden discusses Princess Diana, her media, and her public from the point-of-view of Maureen Dowd. Was Diana the “spendthrift of her own celebrity”. Is the media a market of vultures feeding off of Diana. Does the public actually have any remorse for the Princess. There is no right or wrong answers for these questions because they are merely opinionated. Whether or not Diana was a victim of celebrity culture or the creator of her own demise is debatable, and even though Dowd thinks the coverage of Diana’s death was awful she felt she brought on a lot of the o...   [tags: Ariel Dorfman]

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The Little Mermaid By John Alvin

- ... Ariel’s father’s strict ruling over her is (started with “this”) part of the reason why Ariel feels the need to rebel. John Alvin’s careful character positioning shows how Ariel struggles to obey the male figures in her life. Character size is also an important aspect of John Alvin’s movie poster. In “How Pictures Work” by Molly Bang, Bang states that “the larger an object is in a picture, the stronger it feels”(Bang). The biggest characters are the villain and the father; Alvin positions these characters on the top of the visual (PV)....   [tags: Green, Color, The Little Mermaid, Red]

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The Little Mermaid Deconstructed

- Introduction The text I will be deconstructing is the Walt Disney Feature Animation film The Little Mermaid released in 1989. The film was directed by Ron Clements and produced by John Musker. The Little Mermaid (1989) is the story of a young mermaid who gives up her voice in order to become human and find her one true love Prince Eric. I find the film to be incredibly significant, not only in its portrayal of feminine roles, the human body, and the willingness to sacrifice for true love, but in the film's vast audience and popularity....   [tags: Disney, feminism, humanity, true love]

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Summary of Disney´s The Little Mermaid

- “Part of Her World” Walt Disney’s The Little Mermaid, written and directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, is an animated fantasy and romance film. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, it tells a story about a mermaid who falls in love with the prince who lives on the human surface. The film teaches the young audiences life lessons. The animated film makes the story feel realistic to young adults because it’s about struggles of a teenager becoming an adult. It helps teenagers to identify real life situations....   [tags: Cartoon, Illustration, Movie]

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The Colonization Of The New World

- ... The colonist, however, took advantage of the Native Americans’ hospitality and knowledge. Prospero enslaves both Ariel and Caliban, and he treats each of them differently. Ariel, he sees more as a companion, and someone that can help him reach his goals. For this reason, Prospero treats Ariel better than he would Caliban. Caliban is very rebellious when is comes to dealing with Prospero. Prospero sees Caliban as a lowly beast and not even human. This is a recurring theme throughout the play....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Different Views on Slavery by Shakespeare and Defoe

- Literature has always been a source of exploring the world and the history of mankind. Two literary works of roughly the same age written by Daniel Defoe and William Shakespeare use the concept of slavery, race, and class in their works The Tempest and Robinson Crusoe. These two works have a common theme that can be found in both compositions; the problem of class, race, and slavery underlies the themes of servantship and slavery. The master-servant relationship in Robinson Crusoe is healthier compared to Prospero’s master- servant relationship because of the way that Crusoe addresses the issue of slavery, race, and class....   [tags: race, class, Robinson Crusoe, The Tempest]

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The Suicide of Amanda Todd

- Behind the Screen Many people of this time have heard of one girl who was being bullied online. Amanda Todd was a seventh grader when it all started. Amanda Todd started talking to this guy on a social media site. The man exhilarated her to flash her breasts over the web. After a whole year, he contacted her again on Facebook and asked for more. This time though she rejected, and he got upset and sent the picture to everyone. The alleged tormentor knew everything including her address, her name, where she went to school, and who her friends and family were....   [tags: bullying, social media, cyberbullying]

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Prospero's Complex Personality Exhibited in Shakespeare's Play The Tempest

- The play entitled “The Tempest” written in 1610 and later published in 1623 is one of the great comedy plays by William Shakespeare. The themes illustrated in the play are freedom, friendship, repentance and forgiveness. Its protagonist is an enigmatic character named Prospero who wields the compelling power of the magic arts. Prospero, the former duke of Milan and his beloved daughter have been stranded on an island for twelve years. Disappointingly, his own brother Antonio exiled him and his daughter with the help of Alonso, the king of Naples then he unrightfully claimed his brother’s position as the Duke of Milan....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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The Differences Between Hans Christian Andersen And Walt Disney 's Tales Of The Little Mermaid

- The Difference Between Two Tails Often times people forget that Walt Disney got many of his ideas for movies from previous fairy-tales and folklore. Since I was young my personal favorite Disney movie has been The Little Mermaid.. However, it scarcely crossed my mind as I grew older that there was a different story contradicting almost everything in the film. Despite bearing some similarities, the striking differences between Hans Christian Andersen’s and Walt Disney’s tales of The Little Mermaid have just furthered my love for Disney’s version....   [tags: The Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen]

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Montaigne,Shakespeare and Columbus; The Argument of Savagery

- ... The Cannibals view war as an act of valor whereas modern society views war as an act of self prospering. Montaigne sees the simplicity of the Cannibals as being the closest thing to perfection. Montaigne’s views on the Cannibals seem somewhat Utopian as if they live the closest life to perfection because of their ignorance to modern society and their simplicity as a civilization. In The Tempest by Shakespeare many of the characters can be compared to Montaigne and Christopher Columbus’s attitudes towards outside civilizations....   [tags: civilizaition, perceptions, cannibals]

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William Shakespeare 's The Tempest

- ... The spirit, Ariel, is also treated with cruelness by Prospero. After rescuing him from enslavement, Prospero makes Ariel into his personal servant. Prospero forces Ariel into helping him with his quest for vengeance and treats him like a slave, often making threats to never grant him freedom. In addition to Caliban and Ariel, Prospero is excessively malicious towards Alonso. Prospero’s vengeance plot result in Alonso thinking his son, Ferdinand, is dead and that it was his fault. The immense sorrow and the tremendous guilt Alonso experiences from feeling responsible for the loss of his son does not incite any remorse within Prospero....   [tags: The Tempest, William Shakespeare, Caliban]

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The Tempest: 3 Differences Between the Play and the Movie

- 3 Differences Between The Play And Movie “The Tempest” “The Tempest” is a play written by William Shakespeare in early 1600s that has been previewed in different kinds of movies, such as the one made in 2010, directed by Julie Taymor. It is a play containing themes such as; revenge, allusion, retribution, forgiveness, power, love and hatred. When it is compared to the play, there are specific differences seen in the movie, such as; Prospero is reflected as a woman in the movie. The time differences between the play and the movie and how the spirit Ariel is shown as a white man in the movie....   [tags: William Shakespeare, Prospero, Julie Taymor]

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Shakespeare’s Powerful use of Characterization in The Tempest

- Shakespeare’s Powerful use of Characterization in The Tempest In The Tempest, Shakespeare investigates the process of creativity as well as the idea that knowledge is equivalent to power. The Bard draws on both Christian and Aristotelian philosophy to support the premise that morality and creativity are made possible only through the acquisition of knowledge. The characters of Prospero, Ariel, Caliban, and Miranda each represent a different factor in the creative process: knowledge, creativity, medium, and final product, art....   [tags: The Tempest Essays]

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William Shakespeare 's The Tempest

- ‘Is Prospero a good ruler in the play The Tempest?’ In Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’, there is evidence both for and against the idea that ‘Prospero is a good ruler’. On one hand, he successfully conjures a plans and escapes from the island he is currently imprisoned on and also eventually gains his title back once returning to Milan. He is a powerful father for his daughter and torments those who may disobey his orders. But on the other hand, his slack approach to his role as Duke Of Milan led to his removal in the first place and there are also elements of cruelty and abused power that he continues to show throughout the play....   [tags: The Tempest, Prospero, Moons of Uranus, Caliban]

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Myself

- Ariel and Marie were sisters. Marie was two years younger than Ariel, one year younger than me, and I fit between them nicely, in age as well as personality. They lived in two different hemispheres of existence, and I hovered around the equator, bouncing from pole to pole depending on which sister I was with. For me, Ariel was the personification of cool. Even her name was cooler than mine. My name was wooden, it fell to the ground with a thump, but Ariel's danced. When she scratched the energetic verticals of her name--Ariel Acosta--the letters became edgy and hip....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Essay About Myself]

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The Chattanooga Grand Hilton

- “Geez, Mom, do we tip these guys?” Ariel asked as she stopped her mother’s Saturn in front of the Chattanooga Grand Hilton’s entrance. “I’ll take care of it,” her mother replied as a valet opened the passenger door and assisted her out of the car. Ariel exited the car and handed the electronic ignition key card to a young man who, after handing her a ticket, adroitly slid into the driver’s seat, started the car, and exited the parking spot, heading toward the parking garage. Joining her mother on the large walk in front of the large, glass double doors, she tilted her head toward them and said, “Well, shall we?" “We’re a few minutes early so let’s find the restroom and…avail ourselves of the...   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Anti-Colonialism in Shakespeare´s The Tempest Play

- Anti-Colonialism in Shakespeare’s The Tempest Play Through The Tempest play, William Shakespeare weaves together a tale that is characterized by anti-colonialist sentiments. Prospero - the deposed Milan Duke - adopts a colonialist mentality by treating his colleagues as slaves who have no rights. Characters who suffer mistreatment under Prospero include: Ariel - the spirit creature; Ferdinand - the Naples Prince; and Caliban - Sycorax’s son. Prospero possesses much magical power which he uses to oppress his compatriots....   [tags: William Shakespeare, forced labor]

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The Relationship Between Servants and Masters in The Tempest

- The Relationship Between Servants and Masters in The Tempest Within "The Tempest" there are several accounts of different relationships between various servants and masters. Many scenes throughout the play are used to convey different messages concerning each character involved, and reveal many things about them. The most prominent cases of servants and masters are those involving Prospero. He was shipwrecked on the island after being usurped from his title of Duke of Milan....   [tags: Papers]

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Prospero as a Magnanimous Ruler or an Oppressive Coloniser

- Prospero as a Magnanimous Ruler or an Oppressive Coloniser At first glance Prospero seems like a well intentioned magician, a serene old man who only wanted to restore harmony and achieve reconciliation. But when you look closer into his character you see something else there, a character who is harsh and impatient, demanding and ambiguous, power hungry and deeply troubled. However, there is also a noble, kind and divine side to him. Ariel knows Prospero well and is one of the main characters and so has an advantage over the other characters about what he knows....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of Prospero from The Tempest by Shakespeare

- ... “My son is lost” (2.1.91) Alonso is left without an explanation of what happened to his son until the very end of the play. Prospero forced Alonso into a state of madness by making him believe that he had lost another one of his children when in fact, he was using Ferdinand in another one of his schemes. Prospero might have made Alonso suffer as revenge for helping Antonio, his brother, usurp his dukedom of Milan. Ferdinand, on the other hand, was just a casualty, tricked into falling in love with Miranda....   [tags: revenge, punishment, manipulative]

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Film Paper on A Stranger Among Us

- Film Paper on A Stranger Among Us In the movie "A Stranger Among Us" there are several characters that have their lives impacted by the events in the film. One such character is Ariel. Meeting Emily Eden, the murder of his best friend, and finding out who actually had a hand in the murder all has a profound impact upon Ariel. After Ariel's best friend is reported missing, the NYPD sends detective Eden to the community to help and find out why he is missing and where he is. When they first meet, their worlds collide....   [tags: Papers]

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Interruption and Distraction in The Tempest

- Interruption and Distraction in The Tempest In Shakespeare's play The Tempest, there are numerous interruptions that hinder the outcomes of the play. Simultaneously, through magic and song, the wedding masque is a subtle distraction that could have altered the result of the play. In The Tempest, interruption equals distraction, in turn causing restraints. This promotes confusion, disturbance, mental intrusion, and diversion amongst the characters in the play. We are introduced to Ariel (Prospero's invisible servant)....   [tags: Shakespeare Tempest Essays]

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The Tempest

- People often go looking for a copy of The Tempest, by William Shakespeare; they often have trouble finding it because everyone classifies it differently. Some people feel it is a play based on history and politics. Some feel that it is a romance because of the relationship between Ferdinand and Miranda. Others consider it a masque because of Act IV Scene i. Some consider it a tragedy because of how the play opens and turns out even though it turns out that no one dies in the end. There are those who consider it a comedy because of how some of the scenes turn out to make fun of the characters and how Ariel and Prospero are playing games with everyone’s mind....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]

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Exploring Shakespeare's Presentation of the Theme of Power in The Tempest

- Exploring Shakespeare's Presentation of the Theme of Power in The Tempest In 'The Tempest', power manifests itself in many different forms. Three of the main types of power that Shakespeare explores are the power of love, the power of magic and illusion and the power of a master over his slave. He presents these forms of power in a number of ways. In 'The Tempest' Prospero appears to hold the majority of the power. He maintains his control over other characters in various ways, for example he uses the power of love to influence his daughter Miranda....   [tags: Papers Shakespeare Tempest Essays]

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An Examination of Music in The Tempest

- An Examination of Music in The Tempest Compared to plays written for public playhouses, The Tempest offers a unique emphasis on music. Hiring extra musicians, along with the time constraints usually resulted in small attention given to this area (Long 95). Given the large degree of detail allotted to music in the play, it is believed the audience to have been upper class, however, music of The Tempest serves a variety of functions beyond that of mere entertainment. By exploring the evidence provided in The Tempest, we can reveal some of these functions that music serves in the play....   [tags: The Tempest Essays]

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The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Beauty and The Beast

- ... The classic tale of The Little Mermaid is gives strong evidence as to how the basis of a fairytale essentially lies within the occurrence of a magical transformation. The importance of magical transformation is also present in the enchanting saga of Aladdin. Aladdin is an illicit, street-rat whom is, perhaps, the most wanted criminal in Agrabah by the federals. Due to his meagre circumstances, Aladdin relies on robbery as his means of survival. After narrowly escaping the wrath of the police, he comes across Jasmine, a disguised runaway princess....   [tags: magical transformation]

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The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope

- “The Rape of the Lock” is a poem written by Alexander Pope that uses Horatian satire to satirize the trivialness of a lock of hair being cut from a woman’s head without her knowledge. Pope writes the poem in a mock-epic style to help trivialize this minor incident. Pope uses the conventions and techniques of epic poetry in his mock epic. These techniques include heroes that are elaborately described, use of supernatural beings, and description of trivial things as battles. Unlike most epic poetry where males portray the heroes, Pope uses a female, Belinda, as his heroine....   [tags: horatian satire, triavalness, belinda]

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Gender-Swapping in The Tempest: Female Empowerment

- Director Julie Taymor's 2010 re-imagining of Shakespeare's fantastical play, The Tempest, introduces a few major changes to its source material. The most noticeable one is her choice to gender-swap the protagonist, Prospero, a male, into Prospera, a female (played by Helen Mirren). In this essay, I will explore how a sex change, and its effects on all the relationships Prospero has - with his daughter, Miranda, his servants, Ariel and Caliban, and his brother, Antonio - disturb The Tempest’s original social commentary on politics and race....   [tags: Julie Taymor's version of Shakespeare play]

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Representation Of Shakespeare 's The Tempest

- ... Before being exiled to the Island, he is Duke of Milan. He obtains the rule of authority without taking responsibility of his position. To be the duke, he has to serve the king and serve his people as well. But Prosper wants to keep the position while neglecting the accountability of being a duke. In that perspective, Prosper is similar to Caliban, who desires to have the land without serving his master. He is Caliban for being careless in his service for his people. Prospero says: “This thing of darkness I / Acknowledge mine” (5.1.278)....   [tags: Moons of Uranus, The Tempest, Prospero, Human]

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Apparitions and the Supernatural in Shakespeare's The Tempest

-     What immediately strikes the audience about The Tempest is the use of the supernatural in the form of apparitions like Ariel and the Harpy. These apparitions are under Prospero's authority and the result of his Art, which is the disciplined use of virtuous knowledge. By invoking a masque to celebrate the betrothal of Ferdinand and Miranda, Prospero effectively brings to full circle the theme of re-generation by obliterating the evil done and suffered by one generation through the love of the next....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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Free Tempest Essays: Treacheries and Rebellions

- Treacheries and Rebellions is The Tempest The Tempest consists of “a series of rebellion, treacheries, mutinies and conspiracies against authority” but the overall view of the dramatic action is much more complex. Many other aspects and themes such as illusion and the supernatural (magic) also play a very important part in shaping the plot. Power struggle is evident from the beginning, way back when Prospero’s brother, Antonio, seized his status as Duke of Milan and banished him to a barren place and left for dead....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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Sycorax in The Tempest

- In Shakespeare’s The Tempest, the background characters hold great importance in the overall plot of the play. Characters such Sycorax establishes the setting of the play, providing the readers with background knowledge leading up to the play. Sycorax, in many ways, serves as a mirror image to Prospero. However, as Frey and Skura suggests in their literatures, The Tempest reflects much about the events happening in the real world (Frey, Skura). The life of Sycorax is a representation of what’s happening in the Old World as well as the New World....   [tags: shakespeare]

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Shakespeare's Presentation of the Relationship between Prospero and Caliban in The Tempest

- Shakespeare's Presentation of the Relationship between Prospero and Caliban in The Tempest Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ is set on a small island between Tunis and Naples. The play is initially based around Prospero; once Duke of Milan, a loving father to Miranda and inhabitant of the island for the past twelve years, after being usurped by his scheming brother Antonio. When exploring the relationship between Prospero and Caliban, a ‘whelp hag-born’ living on the island when Prospero and Miranda first arrive, we must consider a number of aspects of Prospero and Caliban’s relationship....   [tags: Papers]

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Humanism as a Threat and Hope for 17th Century England

- The renaissance lay dormant in the minds of men from the 13th and 14th centuries. Their work was considered heretical and they were burned at the stake. The repression of the 13th and 14th centuries was undone as the power of the church and its scholastic knowledge was transferred to any literate men with access to a local printer's workshop and money to buy a library of ancient works that were now being copied at incredible speeds. This created a threat to the doctrinal power of the church which gave way to a scientific revolution....   [tags: Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare]

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Servantship in Robinson Crusoe and The Tempest

- Literature has always been a source of exploring the world and the history of mankind. In Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe and William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, both authors use the concept of slavery, race and class. In Defoe’s story, the relationship between Crusoe and his slave, Friday, is one of mutual respect and trust. In the second selection by Shakespeare, the master-slave relationship is one that is characterized by force, violence and power. These two works share the common theme of servantship and slavery, which were largely based on differences in class and race....   [tags: Robinson Crusoe Essays]

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Gender Roles in the Media

- The media prove that the control that men seek over women is broken when women take control of the power that they have. The Media portray Women as being able to succeed in their lives. Peggy Olsen, a main character in the show Mad Men, started out as a typical working girl, not prostitutes and lovers but a secretary in an upper class business office. She had made it well, her own desk, a typewriter, and the best employee in the office, Don Draper. The other members of staff were jealous of how well taken care of Don was, Peggy was the best secretary that he had ever had....   [tags: women, portray, passions, character]

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Freedom and Servitude in Shakespeare's The Tempest

- Freedom and Servitude in Shakespeare's The Tempest What is slavery. Is it an institution. A mental state. A physical state. Is it human nature. Or is, “…slavery is…an inherent, natural and eternal inheritance of a large portion of the human race” (Ruskin 307). Whether or not any one of these options is true, the fact remains that each says something about humanity. Therefore, when a play like The Tempest comes along, centering on the themes of freedom and servitude, one must look for the commentary that is thereby produced, keeping in mind that Shakespeare rarely lacked commentary....   [tags: The Tempest Essays]

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Role of Government in the Tempest

- Government plays an important role in The Tempest. It is because of the importance of government that Prospero has been trapped on this island and it is because of government that the story continues to progress. The key element in the play and its heavy subject of government is the character Prospero. He is the law of the island, and he has the power to achieve any goal he so desires. The visitors to the island, mostly political figures from Italy, depict another facet of government in the play, the opposition....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Shakespeare's Tempest

- William Shakespeare is widely regarded as one of the most influential writer's of the 16th century. His command on modern English is uncanny and texts that he authored are considered some of the most exceptional pieces of literature. Throughout all of his plays are intricate plot and character development that end with philosophical life lessons that can apply to anyone. In William Shakespeare's the Tempest, Prospero projects the oppressive demeanour that initially made him a prisoner onto Caliban and Ariel which ultimately leads to his shift from ignorance to knowledge....   [tags: Drama Analysis ]

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Disney and Traditional Stereotypes

- A little girl sits on the floor with her gaze fixed on the television screen in front of her, watching magical images dance before her eyes and catchy songs flow through her ears. Even though she had seen it at least twenty times before, she still loved The Little Mermaid just as much as she did the first time she watched it. As she watched it, she longed to be a beautiful mermaid with a curvy body and wonderful singing voice like Ariel. She longed to be saved by the handsome Prince Eric, and fall in love and live happily ever-after like Ariel did....   [tags: Gender Roles, Female Characteristics]

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Prospero's Redemption in The Tempest

- Prospero's Redemption in The Tempest "By him I'll be great Emperor of the world" --Marlowe, Faustus Prospero's intent throughout the course of The Tempest is neither to revenge himself upon his enemies, nor to reconcile himself with his estranged brother. It is, rather, to orchestrate the reclamation of his lost duchy, Milan, through both his magic and a shrewd manipulation of both the shipwrecked party and the islanders (Caliban and Miranda). Prospero promotes both the mutual affections of Ferdinand and Miranda and the two regicidal conspiracies (Antonio's and Caliban's)....   [tags: The Tempest Essays]

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The Seaweed Is Always Greener

- The Seaweed Is Always Greener The idealized portrait of love painted in Disney’s The Little Mermaid leaves a sad impression for reality. The love at first sight and concept of a soul mate are not only portrayed as the romanticized “true love” (a common theme in Disney films) but are questioned by reliance on physical attributes. The necessity to change in order to obtain that love is portrayed to extremity. The film’s focus on “true love”, and the self sacrifice made to obtain it, give the target audience a notion that it is not only acceptable, but mandatory, to alter one’s self in order to achieve acceptance and love....   [tags: Essays Papeers]

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Beautiful Princess in Disney Movies Create Low Self-Eseem in Our Girls

- ... Since, Disney features the male character (prince) to be romantically linked to the female character (princess), young girls who do not think that they have the image of a princess will get the impression that they cannot be loved by handsome wealthy men (England, Descartes, Collier-Meek, 3). Also, they will consider themselves to be ugly. Girls who watch Disney princess movies believe that if they are beautiful and attractive, men who look like princes will marry them and they will live happily ever after....   [tags: body image, disobedient, confidence]

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The Abuse of Power in Shakespeare's Play, The Tempest

- The play, The Tempest, by William Shakespeare is a very cleverly thought out piece of work. Shakespeare very deliberately inter-relates several different forms of power during the course of the play. There is political power, shown through the plethora of political characters and their schemes, while at the same time parodied by the comic characters. The power of magic and love, and its ability to reunite and absolve also plays a major role in the play. Throughout the play, Prospero, the main character, takes great advantage of his power and authority, both properly and improperly....   [tags: the tempest]

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Disney Movies: The Imagination and the Reality

- When a tale is told, it is repeated and reconfigured to suit our backgrounds and our name. A tale in reality, is just a memory that has already been experienced and is being shared from a different point of view (Seger 386). Walt Disney Pictures creates scenarios where the situation of which characters are placed in, reflect families of the real world. Movies like The Jungle Book: a story about a boy raised by wolves in the jungle; and Finding Nemo: a father and his son lose their wife and mother and get separated at the son’s first day at school, have story plots that follow a realistic plot that could occur in a real-life family....   [tags: reflection of the family unit]

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From Delicate Damsels to Strong Self-Starters

- ... “Ariel . . . stood out amongst the carbon-copy princesses thanks to a head of red hair and a feisty attitude, but unlike her predecessors she went after a prince instead of waiting for him to save her” (Salt, 1). Disney’s next princess, Belle, from “Beauty and the Beast”, released in 1991, shares many qualities with Ariel. A powerful man, Gaston, always tries to win over Belle’s love. However, Belle holds her own strong opinions and refuses to let another individual force her to do something, as an earlier princess would....   [tags: Walt Disney, image, princesses, idols, role models]

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The Significance of Sound and Music in The Tempest

- The Significance of Sound and Music in The Tempest ‘The Tempest’ is on a basic level a play about a magical island, complete with its own wizard, monster and handsome prince. However, it is much more than a fairytale. Complex themes such as usurpation, colonialism and the supernatural are interwoven into the plot to produce a play so diverse that it is widely considered to be one of Shakespeare’s finest works. Music and sound are dramatically significant in this diversity. This makes ‘The Tempest’ very different to other Shakespeare plays....   [tags: Papers]

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The Theme of Loss in Shakespeare's The Tempest

- The Theme of Loss in The Tempest       Shakespeare's play, The Tempest tells the story of a father, Prospero, who must let go of his daughter; who brings his enemies under his power only to release them; and who in turn finally relinquishes his sway over his world - including his power over nature itself. The Tempest contains elements ripe for tragedy: Prospero is a controlling figure bent on taking revenge for the wrongs done to him, and in his fury he has the potential to destroy not only his enemies, but his own humanity and his daughter's future....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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William Shakespeare's The Tempest

- William Shakespeare's The Tempest Shakespeare's, "The Tempest" is based around a key a idea of reuniting family through what may appear to the characters as bizarre coincidence, but in fact is the outcome of witchcraft/magic. It is widely thought the main character (Prospero) is a transformation of the famous writer himself, William Shakespeare, as Prospero pursues his studies over his people and also is very fond of his daughter....   [tags: Papers]

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Prospero’s Loss in Shakespeare's The Tempest

- Prospero’s Loss in The Tempest     Shakespeare’s The Tempest is a play about loss - more specifically, Prospero’s loss. Prospero is a tragic hero, in a sense, because he makes the transition from having everything to having nothing. He loses his daughter. He brings his enemies under his power only to eventually lose control and release them. In the end, he gives up his influence on the world – including his incredible power over nature itself. The Tempest can be seen as a tragic play because of a few elements – Prospero is a dominant figure who must have revenge in return for the wrongs inflicted upon him, and, in his fury, he manages to destroy his enemies as well as his own humanity and...   [tags: Tempest essays]

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The Tempest By William Shakespeare

- “The Tempest” The Tempest is a play written by William Shakespeare, and has the main themes of Power, Control, Betrayl, Forgiveness and revenge. When Shakespeare says “Farewell master” this makes the reader believe that Caliban is a slave mainly due to the vocabulary choice of “Master” as the connotations of this word are: powerless, being ruled, weak, and scared, This influences the initial idea that Caliban is powerless and weak. In addition to this Caliban continues to take Prospero’s commands seriously and mannerly mainly because of Prospero’s use of magic to take advantage of Caliban....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Prospero]

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The Tempest, By William Shakespeare

- ... In act V Prospero says, "The rare action is in virtue than in vengeance" (5.1.27-28). Essentially, Prospero was brought up as a privileged Duke, and as a result, suffered the consequences of hunger for power. Over his time on the island, Prospero forgot the desire for power that had consumed him for so many years. The play concludes with Prospero giving up his books which is symbolic of Prospero changing and letting go of his grudges and insatiable power thirst. Ambition for power is the result of growing up with greed....   [tags: Human nature, Nature versus nurture, The Tempest]

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Complete Summary Of The Tempest

- Act 1 Scene 1 On a ship heading back from his daughters wedding, the king of Naples and his men are swept up in a huge storm. The crew does everything they can, but the ship crashes on an apparently deserted island. Act 1 Scene 2 Stranded on the same deserted island for twelve years, the former duke of Milan tries to explain the situation to his daughter, Miranda. He tells her the story of his brother and the king, who arranged for he and Miranda to be lost at sea, so his brother can have his title....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Scale of Values in Alexander Pope's Poem The Rape of the Lock

- The Scale of Values in Alexander Pope's Poem The Rape of the Lock I found Alexander Pope's "The Rape of the Lock" a delightful, amusing poem. Throughout the poem, trivialities are compared with events and objects or consequence and the insignificant is treated with utmost importance. Its very title gives the reader an immediate clue; "rape" and all its connotations bring to mind a heinous crime of physical and spiritual violation. Perhaps this description could apply to the theft of a lock of hair, but only in a world where normal morals are perverted....   [tags: Pope Rape of the Lock Essays]

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Sound in The Tempest and the New Orthodox View

- Sound in The Tempest and the New Orthodox View          Critics have offered varying evaluations of the characters in William Shakespeare's The Tempest. Some consider Prospero to be magnanimous for forgiving his enemies, for freeing Ariel from the confines of a tree, and for treating Caliban with great sympathy until the monster's attempted rape of Miranda. Others view Prospero as an oppressive colonizer and consider both Caliban and Ariel to be his innocent and mistreated subjects. In his article "Reading The Tempest," Russ McDonald argues that the new orthodox interpretation of The Tempest, "which exalts the colonized, is as narrow as the old, which idealizes and excuses the colonizer"...   [tags: Tempest essays]

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Vengeance and Forgiveness in Shakespeare's The Tempest

- Vengeance and Forgiveness in Shakespeare's The Tempest There are many elements in Shakespeare's play, The Tempest, which one cannot reconcile with the real world. The main theme in The Tempest is illusion, and the main focus is the experiment by Prospero. The Tempest, it is clear, features an experiment by Prospero. He has not brought the Europeans to the vicinity of the island, but when they do come close to it, he has, through the power of illusion, lured them into his very special realm. The experiment first of all breaks up their social solidarity, for they land in different groups: Ferdinand by himself, the court group, Stephano and Trinculo by themselves, and the sailors remain aslee...   [tags: Tempest Essays]

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Act One of William Shakespeare's The Tempest

- Act One of William Shakespeare's The Tempest The Tempest is written by William Shakespeare it is the last complete play that he is believed to have written. The Tempest is unlike any other play that he has written because it follows the unities. The unites are the principles of drama established by ancient Greeks. The play must be in the space of one day, all of the action must relate to the main plot and all happen in the same place. The Tempest means storm, which is a symbol for change....   [tags: Papers]

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The Tempest And Peircy 's Woman On The Edge Of Time

- How is the relationship between power and responsibility explored in Shakespeare 's The Tempest and Peircy 's Woman on the edge of time. The idea of hierachy within all levels of society has been around since the beggining of civilisation with servitude and slavery being the lowest level. Racism features in both The Tempest and Woman on the Edge of time, with the oppression and enslavement of Caliban and the maltreatment of Connie repectively. The Tempest deals covertly with the effect of post-colonialism and suburdination of others to an authority figure whilst Woman on the edge of time portrays the oppression of women at the time, focussing on hispanic minorties in America paired with stig...   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Prospero, Thou]

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The Significance of the Exposition in a Play

- There are instances in plays that when omitted disturbs the plot line. These instances may be small scenes, short actions, exchanges between characters, or an entire act. Failure to include these scenes often leads to many faults in the play, the worst of which is incoherence in the plot and the destruction of the progress through it. Certain plays have deeply interwoven scenes, which with the removal of one affect the rest greatly. This can be seen in William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest. In particular the first act of the play reveals its course....   [tags: Dangers in Omission, Shakespeare, Tempest]

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World Events Influencing Shakespeare¨s The Tempest

- “What’s past is Prologue” – William Shakespeare Shakespeare lived and produced much of his famous works during the time when Queen Elizabeth ruled England and Ireland. This era was known as the Elizabethan Era. The world and its people were quickly evolving. It was the “golden age” of poetry, music and literature. It was in the midst of European exploration that Shakespeare wrote, The Tempest. It would be safe to suggest that many of the worldly events during this time, such as the shipwreck of Sea Venture, global colonization, and the works of Michel de Montaigne, had prodigious influences on Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest....   [tags: Elizabethan, Colonization]

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The Manipulation of Prospero

- The Manipulation of Prospero "Manipulation" means "to influence or manage shrewdly or deviously; to tamper with or falsify for personal gain." In William Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest, we meet an interesting, mysterious Prospero, a magician and the true Duke of Milan now living on a deserted island with his daughter Miranda. Prospero has the power to manipulate his own daughter and does this because he wants to protect her from danger. Prospero has an interesting relationship with his daughter....   [tags: Tempest]

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Plath: A Pioneer for Feminism

- “And we, too, had a relationship--/Tight wires between us,/Pegs too deep to uproot, and a mind like a ring/Sliding shut on some quick thing,/The constriction is killing me also” (“The Rabbit Catcher” l. 26-30). Sylvia Plath is widely regarded as one of the most groundbreaking poets of her era. As a writer, and more importantly, as a woman, Plath burst through countless barriers. She wrote about life, in it’s purest, most imperfect form. Delving into the world of depression, Plath described how being a daughter, wife and mother affected her feelings of unhappiness....   [tags: poetry, literature]

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Events of a Forgotten Week

- “I do not wish to labour in vain!” That defiant cry shattered the silence of the afterschool halls. Two teens were looking at a haphazardly stapled page on a board labeled Drama. “Come on Ryan, understudy ain’t that bad.” “Ariel, be realistic, the lead is Mr. Perfect-Attendance himself, George Woods. He has yet to be absent, sick or ill.” “Stranger things have had and could happen.” Ariel replied, grinning awkwardly. “Ya, strange like how that elusive role slipped through my fingers. ‘Oh woe is me....   [tags: short story]

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Rebirth in Sylvia Plath's Lady Lazarus, Fever 103, Getting There, and Cut

- Rebirth in Lady Lazarus, Fever 103, Getting There, and Cut       The Ariel-period poems of Sylvia Plath demonstrate her desire for rebirth, to escape the body that was "drummed into use" by men and society. I will illustrate the different types of rebirth with examples from the Ariel poems, including "Lady Lazarus," "Fever 103," "Getting There," and "Cut." "Lady Lazarus," the last of the October poems, presents Plath as the victim with her aggression turned towards "her male victimizer (33)." Lady Lazarus arises from Herr Doktor's ovens as a new being, her own incarnation, "the victim taking on the powers of the victimizers and drumming herself into uses that are her own" (33)....   [tags: Lady Lazarus Essays]

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The Character Of Prospero in William Shakespeare's The Tempest

- The Character Of Prospero in William Shakespeare's The Tempest Prospero appears in the play early on in the second scene. After the exhilarating beginning to 'The Tempest,' his daughter Miranda and himself bring about a calmer atmosphere, Shakespeare has intended to do so, to the extent that he has converted the language into verse for these characters. Miranda especially expresses a flowing and poetical image where she tries to portray herself as a helpless and weak girl 'O, I have suffered.' Some sentences are linked to add to this affect 'th' welkin's' overall her reflection creates an outline of Prospero's character, as he is her father....   [tags: Papers]

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