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Germany : A Powerful Nation Of The Middle Of Europe

- Germany was a powerful nation in the middle of Europe because they had a large navy and army. The Germans were linked by treaty to Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire. This alliance was called the Central Powers. Against the Germans the French, Russians, and the British created an alliance called the Triple Entente. An alliance meant that if one country declared war on another, the other countries had to join. The war had started over a dispute to conquer the Balkans. Bosnia had become part of the Empire and the Serbians wanted to take Bosnia back....   [tags: World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria]

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What Caused World War One?

- What caused world war one . Maybe, we should start with what made world one possible. Why the war happens and how it was possible is two different things. If we were to look at that we would have to say it was made possible by two things sweet propaganda and the technology of that current time. When you want somebody to go to war, they have to tell sell you on war pride. They have to make villains out of the opposing team to increase their military. They have to create a sense of nationalism. Pride in your country roll out commercial and war slogans....   [tags: World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria]

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World War I: Archduke Franz Ferdinard

- World War I: Archduke Franz Ferdinand Shot and killed in 1914 as a result of disharmony between Serbia and Austria-Hungary, Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s death is considered to have been the spark that initiated World War I. Contrary to Woodrow Wilson’s wishes of staying neutral throughout the war, the United States eventually joined forces with the Triple Entente against the Triple Alliance. Based on the beliefs and actions of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, it was in the national interest of the United States to declare war in 1917 due to Austria-Hungary and Serbia’s relationship, the cause and effect of the archduke’s death, and the formation of alliances....   [tags: alliance, neutral, warfare]

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The Tempest by William Shakespeare and The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

- Between both William Shakespeare’s 1610 play, “The Tempest” and Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s 1892 short novel “The Yellow Wallpaper,” the portrayal of love is a present theme in both genre’s that through the distinctive forms, is expressed in differing ways. Between the relationship of Miranda and Ferdinand in “The Tempest” and the narrator and husband John in “The Yellow Wallpaper,” love is presented uniquely and exposes the creative development of literature within differing genres throughout history....   [tags: antithesis, literary form]

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The Theme of Incest in The Duchess of Malfi

- One can begin the discussion on the theme of incest in ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ by understanding the social conception of ‘incest’. Talcott Parsons says-“ it is not so much the prohibition of incest in its negative aspect(maintaining sexual relations) …(Instead) Incest is withdrawal from the obligation to contribute to the formation and maintenance of supra-familial bonds on which major economic, political and religious functions of the society are dependent.” Ferdinand’s incestuous behaviour towards the duchess follows the similar pattern pointed above ,i.e., Ferdinand’s aim is not the achievement of sexual relations with his sister....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The European Change During The Thirty Year War

- The European continent changed during the Thirty year War, as a result borders were redesigned, and people altered and the religious order changed dramatically after the war. The question could’ve the war been stopped, and by what means. How did politics come into the war, and the results of certain countries. How religion played a role in this long fought war, and the facility to come together in signing the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648. The major issue can wars be stopped, and what the consequence of stopping the war before hand and the change in Europe....   [tags: Thirty Years' War, Holy Roman Empire]

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The Thirty Year European War

- The Thirty Year European War The European continent changed during the Thirty year War, as a result borders were redesigned, and people altered and the religious order changed dramatically after the war. The question could’ve the war been stopped, and by what means. How did politics come into the war, and the results of certain countries. How religion played a role in this long fought war, and the facility to come together in signing the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648. The major issue can wars be stopped, and what the consequence of stopping the war before hand and the change in Europe....   [tags: Thirty Years' War, Holy Roman Empire]

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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 Effects of Discovering the New World on the Growth of Spanish Power

- ... The Royal Council and council of Finance excluded the higher nobility, thus allowing Ferdinand and Isabella to retain power over the nobility in Spain. Religious policies were the next major factor that shaped the growth and power of Spain during Ferdinand and Isabella’s reign. Pendrill notes that “the greatest triumph of Ferdinand and Isabella was their ten year conquest of the Moorish kingdom of Granada.” This is due to the results of the conquest, which Pendrill argue's increased loyalty from the nobility who had previously undermined the monarchy, and it increased prestige in Europe; thus the conquest ”gave real impetus to the idea of Spanish Imperialism.” This fuelled messianic ferv...   [tags: revenue, politics, religion ]

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Power By Manipulation By William Shakespeare

- Power By Manipulation The Tempest by William Shakespeare (1611) is a play about the manipulation of people who have a lack of knowledge of the current situation. Throughout the play Shakespeare uses Prospero a wizard as a master manipulator. The manipulation by Prospero, Ariel and Stephano are used to show that if you keep knowledge from others it is easy to take advantage of them. This was the case during the colonization of the New World by the English, Spanish and French. When first coming to the New World people from the old world uses manipulation and the lack of knowledge of the native people in order to overtake the land....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Caliban, Thou]

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The Duchess of Malfi: A Character Study

- Webster based his plot on a true story set in Italy, a story that has as central themes inequality, injustice, and corruption. In my opinion one of the best techniques that Webster used to transmit these themes was to make the characters appear to be something that they are not. Furthermore, all the important characters of the play have both good and bad sides, and some of them (Cardinal) are “bad” but appear to be “good”. This contrast between good and bad and the changes of personality, help the author to build a play full of tragedy and therefore this maintains the reader’s attention focused on the play and anxious to see what is going to happen next....   [tags: The Duchess of Malfi]

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William Shakespeare 's Prospero From The Tempest

- Love is an emotion that cannot be controlled, suppressed or forced. Love is under the power of no one, including the power of Prospero from The Tempest. He seems to do very well at dictating everything that is going on on the island with the help of his books and his subjects, but he cannot control the love of Ferdinand and Miranda or the love of Caliban for the island. He cannot control the love that others feel because love is an infection, love is something he can oversee but cannot completely control, and his power comes solely from his books and his subjects....   [tags: The Tempest, Love, Moons of Uranus, Emotion]

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the tempest

- Through the use of his magic, Prospero seeks to surpass worldly values and create a utopia, or ideal society. This becomes evident in how Shakespeare portrays the innocence of Ferdinand and Miranda. He insists that Ferdinand not “Break her virgin knot before All sanctimonious ceremonies may.”(Act 4, Scene 1) Prospero’s seeking to create an ideal society also becomes evident in his attempts at making his usurping brother and his court to repent. Thus, he is trying to make right of what has gone wrong in the world....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Representation Of Shakespeare 's ' The Tempest '

- Representation of Servants in The Tempest Tempest is Shakespeare’s last play written in 1610. Prospero is The Tempest main protagonist. He is exile to an isolated island after his brother (Antonio) conspires to kill him for the desire of taking his position as a duke of Milan. Prospero manages to escape with his three-year-old daughter to the island. The play starts after 12 years of Prospero’s living in the Isle. The play is more like a test for Prospero to discover his wickedness and find a typical way to adjust them....   [tags: Moons of Uranus, The Tempest, Prospero, Human]

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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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Representation Of Shakespeare 's The Tempest

- Representation of Servants in the Tempest Tempest is Shakespeare’s last play, which was written in 1610. Prospero is the Tempest main protagonist. He is exiled to an isolated island after his brother (Antonio) conspires to kill him for the desire of taking his position as a duke of Milan. Prospero manages to escape with his three-year-old daughter to the island. The play starts after 12 years of Prospero’s living in the Isle. The play is more like a test for Prospero to discover his wickedness and find a typical way to adjust them....   [tags: Moons of Uranus, The Tempest, Prospero, Human]

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Peace of Westphalia

- The signing of the Peace of Westphalia brought an end to the long a bloody Thirty Years War that ravaged Germany for three decades. The treaty was signed in 1648 and it offered a freedom of religion that was not offered in the Peace of Augsburg. This treaty also took power away from the Church and it would never again be allowed to be the dominant power in Europe.2 The German Princes could finally have control over their country without the Catholic Church.3 The problem began with the Peace of Augsburg....   [tags: Religious History ]

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A Comparison of Ignorance in The Tempest and Sonnet 93

- Ignorance in The Tempest and Sonnet 93        Ignorance has been said to be bliss.  To equate appearance with reality is a facet of ignorance, and leads to a part of the bliss.  Many of Shakespeare's characters find the bliss of ignorance and revel in it, and some end up coming to terms with their gullibility.  Some few are unwilling to abandon their ignorance even when they can see real truth.  All are experiencing different stages of the human cycle.  Coming into the world, we are equipped with nothing more than recognition of appearance.  We must learn to the distinguish what is real from what is seen.  Those who have the opportunity to learn this difference will often deny the truth...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Sfar's "Vampire Loves"

- This section of Sfar's Vampire Loves is telling of Lani's emotions but also that of the Tree-Man as they interact with each other. This section is the first and only time in this story Lani is witnessed enjoying herself and not worrying about the break-up she had with Ferdinand. With the backdrop of the darker green behind the two characters, their colors stand out. The backdrop accentuates their complementary colors, pale green and bright green. This emphasizes that these two earthy creatures are made for one another....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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William Shakespeare 's The Tempest

- Caliban in Shakespeare’s The Tempest Shakespeare’s The Tempest contains many contrasts and mirrors. Prospero’s Dukedom has been usurped, but he in turn steals Caliban’s Island. Prospero’s desire for revenge on his brother is mirrored in Caliban, who desires revenge on Prospero and Miranda. Ariel the airy spirit, who is also enslaved by Prospero, can also be compared and contrasted to Caliban. Prospero disparages Caliban, enslaves him, sends his magic to torment him and generally mistreats him, actions which he justifies because 1) Caliban tried to rape his daughter, 2)Caliban is a witches’ son and 3)Caliban is deformed....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Prospero]

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Profits of New Monarchs

- New monarchs paved the way for a more profitable future for the most powerful countries in Europe. Fledgling countries such as Spain, France, and England, profited from their new monarchs, ultimately becoming the powerful world powers they are today. The key components of a new monarch include limiting the nobles' power, increasing economic prosperity, uniting their nation, and stabilizing their army. The monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, King Louis XI of France, and King Henry VII of England, are prime examples of new monarchs....   [tags: power, prosperity, strength]

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William Shakespeare 's The Tempest

- Shakespearian comedies have some common characteristics which are found in The Tempest. The first characteristic of Shakespearian comedy is that there is a struggle of young lovers. They have to go through many adversaries to achieve their love. Miranda is a passive character and Ferdinand is also not the hero of the play. But they are the important couple of the play. Miranda is shown as a meek lady who is very faithful to her love when she says, “I am your wife, if you will marry me; / If not, I’ll die your maid” (III.i.83–84)....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Deception]

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The Discovery Of Christopher Columbus

- Before the most famous historic voyage to the Americas Christopher Columbus had no support to go on his expedition. Christopher Columbus tried to get support from the King of Portugal John II, but he was turned down. Spain finally agreed to sponsor his voyage in 1492 across the Atlantic Ocean. By agreeing to sponsor Christopher Columbus voyage they believed they would have gained leverage in what they were trying to do in Spain. The Reconquista made the Spaniards very powerful. By Christopher Columbus finding new land with people and gold it convinced King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella to continue to support his voyages....   [tags: Christopher Columbus, Spain]

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Christopher Columbus vs. Alvez Nunez Cabeza de Vaca

- Christopher Columbus and Alvez Nunez Cabeza de Vaca were both explorers for Spain, but under different rulers and different times. The more famous, Christopher Columbus, came before de Vaca’s time. Columbus sailed a series of four voyages between 1492 and 1504 in search for a route to Asia which led accidentally to his discovery of new land inhabited with Indians. Christopher sailed under the Spanish monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella for his journey to the “Indies,” whom he was loyal to by claiming everything in their name....   [tags: American History Compare Contrast]

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Spain: Then and Now

- The Mediterranean peoples were aware of Spain from very early times. Civilization in Spain actually dates back to the Stone Age. There were many people who inhabited Spain most notably the Basques. Later the Carthaginians settled on the east coast and in the Balearic Islands, where Greek colonies also sprang up. In the 3d century BC, the Carthaginians under Hamilcar Barca began to conquer most of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearics and established Cartagena as capital. In the Punic war the Roman army defeats Hannibal and the Carthaginian Empire is inhibited....   [tags: European History]

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England and the Austrian Habsburg Empire from the late 16th century through the late 18th century

- England and the Austrian, Habsburg Empire were both influenced by many of the same pressures during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Each nation witnessed segments of their society demand religious freedom, and each struggled with the issue of Monarchial government and who possessed the right to the throne. These were the pressures faced by both nations and, though there were similarities between the issues, each nation took a very different approach to solving their problems. England would emerge from the 18th century capable of leading its citizens through a form of representative government; the Austrian, Habsburg Empire would find itself marginalized and absorbed by surrounding nations...   [tags: Political Evolution, Religious Freedom]

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The Causes of World War One

- World War 1 Summative There were four main causes of World War One which include alliances, imperialism, militarism and nationalism, but in my opinion, though all causes contributed greatly to World War 1, the causes that had the most effect on starting the war were nationalism and imperialism. I believe Imperialism played a huge part in causing World War 1 because the great powers of Europe all wanted to make money selling their natural resources, but when they ran out there was a huge conflict for resource rich land and expanding their respective countries....   [tags: imperialsim, nationalsim, military]

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War I : War Never Change

- War, war never changes. All parties involved in war do it for one reason and one reason alone, power. This struggle for power is no different in the case of The Thirty Years’ War. Starting in Bohemia in 1618 as a regional conflict with the Hapsburg Empire, many parties were involved in the conflict. The Catholic Church was one such party struggling with the religious conflict of the Reformation. Other Nations such as France, England, Sweden, and Spain were involved as well and played a major role in obtaining greater power through the use of political actions under the guise of religion....   [tags: Thirty Years' War, Germany, Holy Roman Empire]

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The Tempest By William Shakespeare

- Shakespeare’s The Tempest is a story that has many themes and motifs that parallel one another while helping the story overall to progress. The most interesting aspects about Shakespeare’s The Tempest is how the central concepts of ulterior motives and power, that are both in full effect throughout the story, are concepts inherent to mankind and our evolution for survival. Our entire civilization is built on the idea of ruling and being ruled and The Tempest is a story which explores these fundamentals and mankind’s desire to be on top by any means necessary....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Caliban]

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Genealogy : An Important Facet Of Progression

- Madison Goad Scott SW-200 Genealogy Reflection Research is an important facet of progression in society, it allows a person to learn, grow and better educate a community. All studies have been beneficial, however, sociology has granted people the capability to examine groups of people, including their own ancestors, in order to gain a greater understanding of the world around them. Genealogy can be considered an especially interesting study as one can use sociology to interpret how their familial connections have shaped them; the social interactionist perspective is notably effective when combining the two studies....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Son, Marriage]

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The World War I Was A War

- World War One was a war that was many years and conflicts in the making, With many powerful empires on edge and wanting to be the best, they did whatever they could to make this happen. The first world war was not sparked by one event or motive, but in turn was started due to many major factors. World War One was the product of the empires long-term factors such as nationalism, imperialism, militarism and the alliances. The short term event that was the final push to start the war was the assassination of Franz Ferdinand....   [tags: World War I, Otto von Bismarck, World War II]

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William Shakespeare 's Play As You Like It

- During Shakespeare’s time, women lived in a patriarchal society where they were limited in power and dependent on men. Women in this society were expected to be submissive and to let men pave their path to a successful life by being passive. For Rosalind and Celia, the two main women in Shakespeare’s comedic play As You Like It, their identities through their disguises challenge this social construct by elevating their power as women rather than weakening them by allowing them to explore multiple facets of their behaviors that they could not do before....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Female, Woman]

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William Shakespeare 's The Tempest

- Dialogue Choice of words Love: Throughout the Shakespeare’s The Tempest, the audience encounters different kinds of love. Perhaps the most profound of these is the relationship between a father (Prospero) and daughter (Miranda). Because of they are doomed to this island, Prospero raised Miranda and therefore protects her with everything he has. In the play, Prospero describes Miranda as a “cherubim” or little angel who keeps him going (I.ii.155). Their relationship and their love show Prospero’s more humane side, and represents that even though Prospero is an all powerful man, behind his actions is his love for Miranda....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, John Gielgud]

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Inviting Destruction in Duchess of Malfi

- Inviting Destruction in Duchess of Malfi It has been asserted that, through her willfulness, the Duchess invites her own destruction.  However the assertion has to be looked at from a 17th century point-of-view, as well as a modern one. The assertion is firmly rooted in the issue of human rights, and that issue has changed and evolved an enormous amount over the past few centuries, since Duchess of Malfi was written. Society in the early 17th century was very different from ours today; then, women were far below men in stature and respect - they had no rights, and husbands and other male family members treated them more like possessions than human beings....   [tags: Duchess of Malfi Essays]

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Europe after the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Counter Reformation

- Europe after the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Counter Reformation The period immediately following the Protestant reformation and the Catholic counter reformation, was full of conflict and war. The entire continent of Europe and all of it's classes of society were affected by the destruction and flaring tempers of the period. In the Netherlands, the Protestants and the Catholics were at eachother’s throats. In France it was the Guise family versus the Bourbons. In Bohemia, the religious and political structures caused total havoc for over thirty years; and in England, the Presbyterians thought that the English Anglican Church too closely resembled the Roman Catholic Church....   [tags: Papers]

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Why World War I Broke Out in 1914

- There were many reasons why World War 1 broke out in 1914, some of which were obvious and others not so obvious. The most prominent reasons for the outbreak of World War 1 would be due to alliances in Europe, Imperialism, Militarism, and Nationalism. Lastly, the most obvious reason, the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, was the cause of the immediate outbreak of the First World War Over time, there were many countries within Europe that had made agreements to defend one another in the case that their country went into battle....   [tags: World War I,]

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Analysis of Shakespeare's Loves Labours Lost

- Shakespeare’s story, Love Labour’s Lost, focuses the story on the endearing lust of men. Women are a powerful force, so in order to persuade them men will try to use a variety of different resources in order to attract the opposite sex. Men will often use their primal instincts like a mating call, which could equivocate today to whistling at a woman as she walks by. With the use of lies to tell a girl what she wants to hear, the musk cologne in order to make you appear more sensual, or the cliché use of the love poem, men strive to appeal to women with the intent to see his way into her heart....   [tags: critical analysis, literary criticism]

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The Legacy Of Ferdinand Edralin Marcos

- Ferdinand Edralin Marcos (Ferdinand Marcos) was born on 11th of September 1917 in Sarrat, Philippines and died on the 28th of September 1989 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a Philippine lawyer and politician, and the Philippine President from 1966 to 1986. He was known for establishing a corrupt, undemocratic authoritarian regime. Marcos went to school in Manila and attended law school at the University of the Philippines in the late 1930s. His father, Mariano Marcos, was a Filipino politician. On 20th of September 1935 Julio Nalundasan was elected against Mariano Marcos for a seat in the National Assembly for the second time....   [tags: Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon Aquino]

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The Assassination Of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

- In 1914 tensions began to grow in Europe. Amidst the chaos of the Great War in Europe, the United States was able to keep neutral under the Woodrow Wilson presidency. By the second term the Great War had accelerated and the nation was forced to enter. Americans were split between whether it was a good decision or a bad idea that would only bring financial problems and the loss of American lives. I believe the intentions for participating in the war were to provide national protection and ironically promote peace all while bringing the advancement of the economy, and technology....   [tags: World War I, Woodrow Wilson, United States]

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The Assassination Of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

- The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the immediate cause of World War I. But the events that led to the Great War goes further back into the nineteenth century. As with the Boxer Rebellion of 1900, nationalism, imperialism, and militarism all played a part. (DeVry University, 2016) Pressures amongst the European influences and the crisis of the balance of power structure that separated Europe into two camps also played a part. On July 28, 1914 the First World War began with the declaration of war on Serbia by the Austro-Hungarian Empire....   [tags: World War I, Woodrow Wilson, World War II]

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Structuralism Developed by Ferdinand de Saussure

- Structuralism was developed by Ferdinand de Saussure in the mid-twentieth century (Cuddon and Preston 923). This creation was brought on, in part, by the French existentialism period and is often combined with the semiotic theory of literary criticism; both are the source of development for other literary criticisms from the formalist schools of thought. As the name suggests, structuralism examines the structure of the work, investigating the ramifications of the organizations of literatures (McManus, 1998)....   [tags: literary theories, french existentialism]

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The Monarchy Of Ferdinand Of Aragon And Isabella Of Castile

- Under the monarchy of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile, Spain was provided with many advantages in its conquest of the Western Hemisphere. Spanish monarchs supported several explorers ' expeditions and one of them was Christopher Columbus. In 1492 Columbus was on the look out for a better, cheaper, and faster route to Asia in order to acquire better trade goods, expand Spanish empires, and spread Christianity. It was also his last chance to sail and prove to the Spanish monarchs that he was capable of finding riches for them....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Unification of Spain: King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella

- Queen Isabella of Castile and King Ferdinand of Aragon were one of the most famous married couples in history. Isabella was beautiful. “She had blue eyes and chestnut hair.” “She was just striking” (Isaacs). By the time she was 18, she wore beautiful gowns and jewels. “She wore them throughout her life” (Isaacs). Ferdinand and Isabella ruled Spain in a joint ruling, converted Muslims to Christianity, sponsored Christopher Columbus’s journey to a New World, had a family and Isabella even had time for education....   [tags: Spanish History Essays]

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How Shakespeare Presents the Falling in Love of Ferdinand and Miranda

- How Shakespeare Presents the Falling in Love of Ferdinand and Miranda The concept of the relationship between Miranda and Ferdinand is one of the fundamental aspects of the play. In relation to the plot itself, the eventual idea that the pair will eventually end up together is part of Prospero's 'big plan', as it were. Shakespeare not only presents their falling in love and relationship as an important part of the make up of his play, but also uses the two characters to bring up a number of different concepts and themes, in addition to showing the audience the internal struggle Prospero faces and as a means to look more closely at the character of the 'protagonist...   [tags: Papers]

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The Accomplishments of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain

- Many people have heard of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. However, only some know of all the things they accomplished. They might be best known for funding the voyages of Christopher Columbus, but they also greatly contributed to the unity of Spain (“Isabella l”). Together, they brought many kingdoms on the Iberian Peninsula together to form what Spain is today. Through Spain’s unification, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella strengthened Spain into an economic and dominant world power, enabling the spread of Christianity and the colonization of a New World....   [tags: Christianity, Inquisition, Explorers]

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The Expression of Anti-Colonialism in Houseboy by Ferdinand Oyono

- ... Another event is when Toundi elopes from home and goes to live with Father Gilbert. He is dedicated to father Gilbert regardless of the treatment he got from him. It is ironic that Toundi escapes his house due to the continuous beatings of his father however does not have any bitter reactions when he receives worse treatment from the church. Additionally when Toundi escaped Africa’s colonial legacy was criticized to a large extend by Oyono. He emphasized on the antithetical actions and on the obscenities to enhance the European hypocrisy....   [tags: identity, religion, hypocrisy]

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Democracy And Dictatorship : Philippines

- “Democracy to Dictatorship: Philippines” The nation of the Philippines has a history tied directly to colonial overseers. Spain and the United States both exerted control over the island nation for long periods of time in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Shortly after World War II, the Philippines gained its independence which set it on a course of political instability over the next 20 years. The two events that occurred in the Philippines that caused this new, stable democracy to politically shift into a dictatorship was the Hukbalahap Rebellion in 1954 and a declaration of martial law in 1972 by Ferdinand Marcos, which left the people of the Philippines abused, violated, and fear...   [tags: Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos, Hukbalahap]

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Spies During WWI

- World War I began on July 28, 1914 and didn’t end until November 11, 1918. Even the actual cause of the war was policies; people still blamed it on Austria’s Archduke Ferdinand. This war was fought with trench war fare mostly. Another thing that was used a lot in World War One was spies. Although most got caught they did help a lot of the countries. Who was Mata Hari. Mata Hari was a spy during World War I. She was born on August 7, 1876 in Leeuwarden, Netherlands. She was a professional Dutch dancer and courtesan, which is another word for a mistress....   [tags: mata hari, archduke ferdinand]

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A Place I Call Home

- A Place I Call Home Loreina Salalila October 6, 2014 American University of Health Sciences Professor Christina Baker I recently read a book called Utopia. Written by Thomas More, he shares with us in Utopia about mankind’s lust for pleasure in a perfect society. But says that society expects too much to be considered ‘perfect’ because of all the sacrifices one has to make, in order to ensure the construction of this flawless society. Just as how they criticize and cast out mankind’s simplest forms of pleasures for the greater good or for other than oneself....   [tags: Philippines, Ferdinand Magellan, Luzon]

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The Legacy Of The United States

- Born on January 25, 1933, in Paniqui, Tarlac, María Corazón "Cory" Sumulong Cojuangco. Both her parents came from wealthy and politically active clans. Aquino went tp St. Scholastica 's College in Manila, where she graduated on top of her class and was batch valedictorian for her elementary years. For high school, she moved to Assumption Convent for her first year of high school, only to move to the United States, to attend Ravenhill Academy in Philadelphia and to transfer again the next year to Notre Dame Convent School in New York City where she graduated (Encyclopedia of World Biography.)....   [tags: Ferdinand Marcos, Philippines]

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What Caused World War One?

- The First World War (WWI) was a global war started in Europe from 1914 until 1918 that killed over 9 million soldiers as according to Van Tol, Ottery & Keith (2012). This huge, bloody war was caused by many different factors, such as colonial rivalries, militarism and the alliance system which centred in Europe. Most importantly, the July Crisis in 1914 – began with the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand – was the immediate cause of World War One. Nonetheless, the two major causes were nationalism and imperialism – jingoism and greed for power plus wealth – that directed the countries to war, as will be explained further in this essay....   [tags: alliance, militarism, rivalry, Europe, Ferdinand]

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The 1956 Suez Crisis in Terms of U.S Involvement

- In 1956, the United States, led by President Dwight Eisenhower, became self-enveloped in the Suez Canal Crisis involving Israel, Egypt, France, and Great Britain. The United States involvement in the Suez Canal Crisis not only resulted in an Egyptian and Soviet victory, but it also revealed that the United States was capable of gambling in order to gain alliance with Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser as a gateway into the Middle East. America, left utterly dismayed by its allies who planned an endeavor that neglected the country, became involved in the Suez Crisis to confirm its position as the super power in the Middle East....   [tags: suez canal, ferdinand lesseps, the risk]

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Signs And Signs Of Signs

- We wake up every morning to the constant projection of signs. These signs become an integrated part of our everyday life, which in some regard govern our daily lives. Although this interaction occurs daily, we hold no significance to it. The significance behind these signs have no fixed or unambiguous meaning, the individual is tasked to establish an unconscious or conscious interpretation of the signs. Our actions and thoughts, are governed by a complex set of cultural, economical, and political messages and conventions, which are dependent upon our ability to interpret them instantly and instinctively....   [tags: Semiotics, Ferdinand de Saussure, Linguistics]

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World War I Was Caused By European Imperialism

- World War I, which lasted from 1914 to 1918, and had a huge impact on the world throughout the twentieth century. This conflict is commonly referred to as the Great War and primarily involved Europeans. Although, other countries, particularly European colonial holdings, did participate. Before World War I began, no one expected such a destructive conflict, as many nations approached the idea of war with enthusiasm. Throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, European nations began to expand their colonial holdings, strengthen their militaries, and in 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand was shot....   [tags: World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria]

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Semiotics: The Science of Signs and Symbols

- Twentieth century Swiss linguist and semiotician Ferdinand de Saussure designates semiotics as the systematic science of signs. Though the idea was both praised and ridiculed, the linguist successfully proved that signs do affect the way we view the world we live in. Where language was once the way we understood society, signs have taken their place. Consider the “M” for McDonald’s or the Castle for Disney, even the “Disney font.” We seldom recognize these companies by what we have heard about them and more for the symbols we see and associate them with....   [tags: Ferdinand de Saussure, Systematic Science of Signs]

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Causes Of World War One

- Yoni Ahronov Mr. Semach Fall Semester 2014 Causes of World War One The Main Reasons on Why the War Started Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, and Nationalism are amongst the many causes for World War I. In addition, the murder of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife June 28th 1914, . The Archduke next in line to the Austrian Hungarian throne was assassinated in his car during a drive in Serbia. The assassination was the work of a terrorist group known as the Black Hand. At that time in the late 1800’s many countries started to get better weapons and also more effective ways upon killing people in the masses....   [tags: World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria]

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Archduke Assassination Of The Austria

- Daniel J Sitt Mr. Lazar 2-R 5/4/2015 Archduke assassination Archduke the likely successor of the Austria Hungary Empire was assassinated by Princip a nationalist from Serbia wishfully joined by other individuals who had wishes of uniting territories majorly of the southern Slavic region, already not ruled by the Montenegro kingdom or known as the kingdom of Serbia. All this was aimed at weakening the coercive programs, which were destined at demolishing the Serbian kingdom, which wanted to take control of the Balkan and the southern Slavic populations most especially the Bosnia Serbs (Doak & Robin 21)....   [tags: World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria]

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The Events Of World War I

- As the twentieth century started much of Europe was worried and restless. Over 40 years countries had eyed each other suspiciously and were prepared to fight. No single event caused World War I, rather a series of big and small events. For instance Germany’s ruler, Kaiser Wilhelm II was nervous. He believed that countries such as France and England had ignored his advice when it came to European politics. In addition to this, England, France, and Russia had formed an alliance; the Triple Entente....   [tags: World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria]

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Saussure Used On Language And Speech

- An important distinction that Saussure used was between language and speech. Language (langue) is a system, an universal structure and arrangement of rules shared by a community with principal linguistic patterns, as seen in forge in languages. Speech (parole) is the use of language individually, any particular act of language that is experienced in everyday life. It is diverse, it varies, it changes and is manipulated by time, social groups and the generation using it. A simpler way to put it is “if langue is the whole of language, parole is the part, or parts, which operates within the whole” (Kearney 241)....   [tags: Linguistics, Structuralism, Ferdinand de Saussure]

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Spanish Social and Political Structure

- Spanish Social and Political Structure Hispanic Literature The Spain that was intact during the explorations to the New World (specifically that of Christopher Columbus in 1492) was a Spain vastly different from what it had been a mere couple of decades pre-exploration. This "new" Spain is actualized by the union of Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon in 1469. Before the marriage of the two major kingdoms of Spain (Aragon and Castile), Spain was in near anarchy. Weak kings and small local communities of feudal rule (medieval systems of local government, a feudal lord ruled over the small population of his lands) and city laws made for a divided and powerless country....   [tags: European History Spain Essays]

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Causes of World War I

- Throughout history, there have been several conflicts that have disturbed the peace in various areas. One of these gruesome events happens to be World War I, which was evoked by many different causes. The most significant and immediate causes of this catastrophe was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie. Numerous nations were involved in this war, and two examples of opposing forces are Germany and Russia. World War I was resolved to an extent with the Treaty of Versailles, but it was not entirely settled....   [tags: World History]

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Analyzing Dante and Machiavelli´s Characteristics of a Good Leader

- Dante and Machiavelli were both writers who felt that society and leaders were greatly mislead in their approach of operating the state. Yet even they had very contrasting beliefs in their view of what was ideal for a society to function properly. Machiavelli judges religious or political leaders is based there’s ability to maintain order and unity, regardless of whether one or not need these leaders put there morality and ethics aside for this greater benefit of one’s state. This differs greatly from Dante because his evaluation of the leaders of his time is based solely on how true they stay to moral and ethical virtues....   [tags: morality, ethics, leadership, politics]

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Essay on Resolution of Conflict in The Tempest

- Resolution of Conflict in The Tempest       The Tempest, like any text, is a product of its context. It is constructed in relation to moral or ethical concerns of 17th century European Jacobean society. The resolution of conflict appears 'natural' or an inevitable consequence if regarded in relation to the concerns of its context. The resolution of conflict in this play incorporates Prospero being returned to his 'rightful' or natural position as Duke of Milan, his daughter Miranda getting married to Ferdinand, and the party returning to Milan leaving the island to the 'monster', Caliban....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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The Themes of Power and Ownership in the Tempest

- The Themes of Power and Ownership in the Tempest Ownership is a dominant and ever present theme in the Tempest; almost every character in the play is involved with the theme of ownership in the play. They are either the more dominant, or the one who is dominated in the relationship. Ownership is present right from the beginning of the play, as we see that Prospero creates a storm to shipwreck Gonzalo and his men, this immediately shows us that Prospero is a powerful character in the play, later when he is talking to Miranda we find out what makes her father the Powerful man that he is....   [tags: Papers]

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Spain’s Golden Age and the Reign of Philip II

- Spain’s Golden Age and the Reign of Philip II A ‘golden age’ can be interpreted in many ways; it can be a time of great power for a monarch, or a country. It can be described as a time when some activity is at its peak, or as a period of great peace, prosperity and happiness. I will look at the period 1474 – 1598 to see if any of the monarchs’ reigns meet any of these interpretations of a ‘golden age’. The kingdom of Aragon had its own Cortes, which limited Ferdinand’s power as he was subject to the fueros[1]....   [tags: Papers]

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Christopher Columbus Influenced Spain and Europe

- Genoa, in the 11th century, Genoese and Pisans captured Almadia and Subelia in Africa. In the 15th century, the hundred year war ended from a frightful time from the Europeans. The 15th century was a time of change and Europe and Spain made the effort to move to the American lands. Spain and Europe did not know what to expect when it came to traveling to the new world. Soon came of Chistoforo Columbo or Cristobal Colon, born in 1446. Columbus as he is known after his death in 1506 changed the world for Europe, Spain and the New World....   [tags: Christopher Columbus Essays]

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The Great War And The Shaping of the 20th Century

- The Great War And The Shaping of the 20th Century Another man is killed; Another family receives a telegram saying that a loved one was killed in battle; The family will never be the same again without the presence of this man. This is an effort to explain some of the impact that World War I had on millions of individuals. This sequence of events was conducted over and over millions of times during WWI. So why were there so many deaths?Who were the instigators of a war that caused so much suffering, not just in family life, but in society in general....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Spain's Golden Age and Philip II

- Spain's Golden Age and Philip II The concept of a Golden Age is a highly contested issue among modern and contempory historians. There is debate over the dates of such an age, or even its existence at all. Working on the assumption that a golden age occurred in some form, to deduce whether it was more specifically under Philip's reign, we must look at the condition of Spain in key areas before and after Philip's accession in 1556. If differences arise a judgement must be made on whether they were an improvement for Spain, or signify a decline....   [tags: Papers]

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Women in Power

- Currently, there are nineteen female heads of state who hold power over entire nations. This figure does not include women of royalty. These nineteen women are elected chancellors and presidents of their respective countries. Before the seventeenth century, a woman in power was not only non-existent, but also completely against the common beliefs about women. During this time, the common preconception of women was that they were the ‘gentler sex’ and therefore, had to be sheltered and kept at home....   [tags: Heads of State, Chancellors, Presidents]

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Forgiveness Of The Tempest By William Shakespeare

- So forgive and forget, huh. It appears forgiveness is quite an important force in the tempest, bringing the story together beautifully. Forgiveness helps us learn about the characters in the play. Forgiveness is also what brings the play to a happy ending, but not without making one wonder whether forgiveness was really achieved. The role of forgiveness in the tempest is so significant because it is only through forgiveness that the characters truly succeed, but also because it raises the question of the extent of human forgiveness and helps the reader learn plenty about the different characters in the play....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Forgiveness]

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Lost Illusions, Bitter Wisdom and Fragile Hope in The Tempest

- Lost Illusions, Bitter Wisdom and Fragile Hope in The Tempest    Is Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest, a drama of lost illusions, bitter wisdom and fragile hope. Before this question can be considered, one first has to interpret these terms. Perhaps "bitter wisdom" and "fragile hope" are fairly simple concepts to understand, "lost illusions" is somewhat less clear, particularly in the case of The Tempest.   There are three main interpretations of "lost illusions" that could be made. The first is that of a revelation of the mind; the discarding of an 'illusion' to reveal the truth of one's feelings....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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Portrayal of Utopia in The Tempest by William Shakespeare

- Utopia in The Tempest In The Tempest, Shakespeare allows the audience to appreciate the possibilities of utopian society, the good, and bad, so that they can understand the problems that the pursuit of a utopian environment may cause. The Tempest is a window into the dimensions of utopian societies. Shakespeare's play portrays the good and the evil sides of the perfect life. While his characters take on the role of the leaders of the utopian societies, Shakespeare portrays the social questions and beliefs of society of how a utopian environment should be....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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The Causes of World War One

- The Causes of World War One Some people believe that the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was the primary cause of World War I, but it was just one event that triggered the conflict. Many other events and political beliefs combined to lead thirty-two nations into war. Resentments from earlier wars, advances in technology and military strength and a chain of alliances all contributed to the first "Great War" of the Twentieth Century. The United States tried to remain neutral, but it was pulled into the Great War, and changed America forever....   [tags: Papers]

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Hasek's Anarchist Beliefs Revealed in The Good Soldier Svejk

- Jaroslav Hasek, one of the most famous Czech authors from the late 19th and early 20th century, created one of the Czech Republic’s greatest novels in The Good Soldier Svejk. Throughout The Good Soldier Svejk, Hasek not only tells the story of Svejk, but also tells multiple stories through the voice of Svejk. Clearly this is no coincidence and Hasek is using the stories within a story to make comments upon each other, but what exactly are these comments. Ultimately we must look into specific stories by Svejk and see how they demonstrate parts of Hasek’s anarchist beliefs as well as providing a sense of comedic humor and ridiculousness on Svejk’s part....   [tags: The Good Soldier Svejk]

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Causes of World War I

- The first World War lasted four years, from 1914 to 1918. It was the most destructive War that had ever happened in History. It killed about 8½ million people and wounded 20 million more. It destroyed empires and economies and changed the whole of Europe. How had this happened. There are many reasons that contributed to the outbreak of War. There were long and short term causes. These included rivalry between Germany and Britain, tension in Austria-Hungary and Franco Prussian Empire. The assassination at Sarajevo of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Countess Sophie, heir to Austria-Hungarian Throne by a Bosnian Serb was just one cause - the spark that set alight the tensions of Europe a...   [tags: World War I, history, war, informative]

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Revolt and Anarchy in Seventeenth Century Europe

- Throughout the seventeenth century, Europe was in a state of crisis. In many countries, violent revolts and riots were not out of the ordinary. In most of these cases of violence, human behaviors and actions of the controlling governments and royalty authorities were the underlying factors that set the stage for the chaotic state. However, in all of the instances of revolt and anarchy seen throughout Europe, religious behaviors and influences were the most prominent and contributing cause that sparked the most violence in the general crisis during the 1600’s....   [tags: Historical Essay, Religion]

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William Shakespeare 's The Tempest

- William Shakespeare is widely considered to be one of the greatest playwrights of all time. Shakespeare`s work is commonly used as a springboard for English literary analysis classes and papers, and many of his plays are household titles, such as Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. Shakespeare`s life, outside of writing, greatly shaped the moods and themes in his plays, the most important of which was his relationship with the women in his life. These events, including the tragedy of losing his sisters during his youth and his own marriage to a woman 8 years older than him as a teenager, greatly influenced his play The Tempest, and shaped his obsession with youth love and disregard for th...   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare, First Folio]

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Elements of the Masque in The Tempest

- The Tempest was written when masques were becoming exceedingly popular in England, and were often performed at weddings to honor marriages. The Tempest is heavily influenced by elements of the masque, and can be performed with the same purposes as one, although it is far too rich to be classified simply into that genre of plays.             In masques the use of spectacle was extensive. The Tempest reflects this in many ways. The very first scene, Act I scene i, is that of a ship in action, and requires elaborate special effects to convey a sense of realism....   [tags: The Tempest Essays]

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The Importance of Ideas in The Tempest

- The Importance of Ideas in The Tempest        Shakespeare's play, The Tempest, is constructed on a framework of ideas rather than on any dramatic principle. It is "ideas" that are presented throughout, and the play is built around the presentation of these themes -- themes such as the argument over whether nature is superior to nurture or vice versa (as in the case of Caliban and Antonio, the first being one on whom all efforts at nurture "can never stick" due to the inherent baseness of his nature, the second being one whom neither nature nor nurture has availed to deter him from consciously choosing evil), the moral duties of the sovereign (in the case of Prospero and Alonso, both of wh...   [tags: Tempest essays]

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The Life of Katherine of Aragon

- Katherine of Aragon is famous for being the first of Henry VIII’s many wives, the one who fought back and defended her papally sanctioned marriage; the mother of Mary I; and the daughter of Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon, founders of the kingdom of España. These facts place her in the position of a traditional sixteenth century woman by defining her as wife, mother, and daughter. In these roles, many women have been overlooked as the subject of their own study, and it certainly makes sense to do this, as on the surface they are not in control of their own agency....   [tags: Henry VIII, Isabella and Ferdinand]

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