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- I'm the King of the Castle While reading I'm the King of the Castle, I noticed that Susan Hill used many different techniques to put a point across, the most important being her use of imagery. However her writing also has many other qualities such as good structure and her ability to think like her characters. In addition she manages to build up tension and uses different ways of emphasising words or phrases. All of these factors contribute to her unique evocative style and add to her reputation of being a very talented writer....   [tags: Kafka Castle Essays]

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The Theme of Loneliness in I Am the King of the Castle

- The novel “I am the King of the Castle” clearly explores the themes of loneliness, sadness and depression in its plot. All of the main characters have difficulties with relationships and end up facing depressive moments and experiences, some insignificant but some crucial and terrifying. Joseph Hooper (father), Edmund Hooper (son) and Charles Kingshaw are three characters showing explicit loneliness almost throughout the whole novel. Their loneliness is shown by several reasons and caused by a large number of factors, most involving family issues....   [tags: Susan Hill]

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The King of the Castle by Susan Hill and The Half Brothers by Elizabeth Gaskell

- The King of the Castle by Susan Hill and The Half Brothers by Elizabeth Gaskell Compare and contrast the presentation of Charles Kingshaw and Edmund Hooper in I'm the King of the Castle with Gregory and the narrator in The Half Brothers. Examine their respective relationships, comment on the behaviour of the adults and explain how it affects the boys and helps influence the outcome of each text. I'm the King of the Castle is a fairly recent novel compared The Half Brothers, a pre 20th century text....   [tags: Papers]

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Techniques Used to Create Tension in I’m the King of the Castle

- Question 1(a) What technique does Susan Hill use to create tension in I’m the King of the Castle. Refer closely to the two incidents in the novel to illustrate your answer. Susan Hill implements a couple of writing techniques to create tension in the novel. Tension n this sense simply means mental strain or excitement in the readers. One of the techniques used is shown when she uses a third-person narration to narrate the story. This narrator is omniscient and implies that he/ she is not one of the characters in the novel and at the same time know everything that is running through the characters’ minds....   [tags: English Literature]

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Short Story: CJ and King Williams

- I woke up after my first night on the road and for a moment couldn’t remember where I was. The air was crisp and there was an autumn breeze blowing through the trees. I was in a ten foot wide clearing surrounded by deciduous trees, their leaves turning yellow, orange, and red. Just out of sight of where I had slept was a dirt road leading to the castle, my home. My father, King William built the castle 35 years previously when he was made king of the small kingdom he resided over. The population has decreased staggering amounts due to disease, and hunger in the past years....   [tags: castle, kindom]

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The Character Development Of King Lear

- For this paper, I will address the themes of pride and humility in the character development of King Lear. I will begin this paper by examining King Lear’s prideful characteristics in Act 1, scene 1. I will also highlight the storm scenario in Act 3, as King Lear’s revelation of the world around him, and ultimately revelation about himself. Finally, I will close out this paper with the dialogue between King Lear and his daughter Cordelia in Act 4, scene 7 and Act 5, scene 3. Act 1, scene 1 reveals King Lear’s prideful character trait....   [tags: Love, King Lear, Pride, Punishment]

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Summary Of ' The Once And Future King '

- In literature, fictional stories can teach characters important lessons needed for their future. The Once and Future King, by T.H. White, tells the story of how the main character, Arthur, reaches his full potential of protecting and supporting his country. All of the knowledge Arthur learns in his youth is key in developing his skills and intellect. In the story Arthur has several unique learning experiences presented by his magical tutor, Merlyn. Learning from Merlyn’s lessons allows Arthur to lose the innocence of childhood and evolve into a wise and powerful king....   [tags: Learning, Intelligence, Knowledge, King Arthur]

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Castle Development In The Middle Ages

- Introduction For over 500 years, magnificent castles of all shapes and sizes were built across Western Europe. These strong fortifications were built to defend the many occupants of the castle. The stunning architecture of these structures, continue to amaze people all over the world as the remains of many can still be viewed after thousands of years. Castles were first introduced in England by William the Conqueror in 1066 CE . He and his Norman Lords built castles along the English countryside and claimed England as their own....   [tags: architecture]

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The Functions of a Medieval Castle

- ... The wood could also be burned during attacks (16). Later they began to build castles using stone. These stone castles took many years to complete (13). In the beginning only the keeps were changed to stone and kept the same square layout (18). Eventually it was found that the square corners were a weak spot in the design and changed to a rounded profile (Jarrow 29). Later the wooden walls were changed to stone. The new curtain walls were much larger. They were often between fifteen and thirty-five feet tall, and six to nine feet thick....   [tags: building, design, fortress, defense, attack]

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The Origin of Norwich Castle

- ... Norwich Castle has commemorated many people through its long history such as a man named Robert Kett , there is a plaque stating that Robert Kett was: A notable and courageous leader in the long struggle of the common people of England to escape from a servile life into the freedom of just conditions. Robert Kett led a rebellion of the common people to overthrow the injustices of the Tudor management. He captured the town of Norwich and overpowered one Royal army before finally being beaten at the battle of Dussindale....   [tags: William the Conqueror, Saxon history]

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Alnwick Castle

- Castles started to become popular around 1066 when William the Conqueror invaded England. By 1100 more than 500 castles existed and one of them was the Alnwick Castle. “The Alnwick Castle was built in 1096 on the summit of the southern bank of the Aln, on a plateau of 5 acres of ground, walled round with strong fortifications, defended by sixteen towers, and divided into two large courtyards, with the keep in the midst” (Alnwick Medieval). Located in Northumberland, England and built by Yves de Vescy, the then Baron of Alnwick, it is historically significant because “it is the second largest inhabited castle in England, and has been home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family, the Percy’s t...   [tags: Medieval Studies]

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William Shakespeare 's King Lear

- Throughout centuries, many authors has written plays with theme of love. In this play King Lear, Shakespeare claims that there are different types of love, such as unconditional love, and forgery love. He also asserts that humanity and love is related. Shakespeare puts characters in different situations to reinforce the theme and uses loyalty, reality, ambition and betrayal to support the theme. As a tragic hero, Lear demonstrates hubris and experiences ate. He ignores people who truly love him, and put others who lie around him....   [tags: King Lear, William Shakespeare, Love, Edmund]

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Kenilworth Castle

- On first look, Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire, England, seems more like an abandoned ruin than an information-packed historical museum. Guests mill around the ruins, feel the stones, peer out between small tower windows, and stroll across the green hill into the gardens. There are not very many guides leading tours, at least during the winter, and those “telephone-like” self-guided tours squawking in visitors’ ears at so many public museums are nonexistent. Instead, Kenilworth Castle is allowed to steep peacefully in the misty air, refreshingly under-hyped....   [tags: Tourism ]

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Stephen King Using Gothic Literature

- Stephen King is known as one of the greatest horror and gothic writers of our time. The reason for this is his ability to fuse the gothic elements created by stories such as Dracula or Frankenstein and todays horror. King has written hundreds of short stories but two in-particular “The Night Flier” and “Popsy” show his unique ability to combined gothic elements from the old literature with realistic settings and people of our era. One of his greater talents is being able to use gothic element like vampires and make us see them in a different light....   [tags: Stephen King]

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William King 's Quest For The Holy Grail

- ... Eventually they come to a compromise; Hugh agrees to relinquishes his castle to King Louis, stop oppressing the churches and swear loyalty to the King and he is allowed to leave unscathed. The compromised allows Hugh to get away with his treacherous acts, “after hostages had been given to guarantee these arrangements and after he had sworn he would never fortify Le Puiset without the king 's consent, deceived by his treachery not his cunning, we went home” (Suger, 9). This agreement with Hugh shows that King Louis doesn’t care about morals but more about enforcing his power and making sure everyone pledges loyalty to his reign....   [tags: King Arthur, Holy Grail, House of Capet, Gawain]

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Edward Wood vs William Castle

- If there were one thing that filmmakers William Castle and Edward D. “Ed” Wood, Jr. had in common, is that both were at the forefront of 1950s low-budget, B-movie filmmaking where independent studios assigned small budget to filmmakers to create B-movies and release them widely in order to gain higher profit returns during release. Both directors enjoyed their creative freedom with their limited budgets and both of their movies showed passion and energy in their scenes that many “A” film struggle to encapsulate in scenes of their own....   [tags: filmmakers, films, cinema]

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the medieval castle

- the medieval castle What is a castle. A castle is a properly fortified military residence. Why were castles built. Initially, they were designed and built to hold down conquered territory. They also served to intimidate and strike fear into the local peoples, were places of refuge, and places for the lords to live. They were also impressive symbols of the power and wealth of their owners. How castles came to exist in Europe. Castles were brought to England by William the Conqueror, when he invaded England from his homeland in France....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparing the Bodiam Castle to the Bolton Castle

- In the following essay I am going to compare the functions and forms of Bodiam and Bolton castles. The two castles were built in the second part of fourteenth century and their builders were granted a license to crenellate from Richard II. As they are both part of a transition in the history of castle building, I will try to illustrate their functions as both defensive systems and comfortable and sophisticated residences. By analysing their plans, I would examine the differences and similarities in the arrangement and the design of the two castles....   [tags: form and fuction]

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The Seige of 1216 and Dover Castle

- The Seige of 1216 and Dover Castle "THE SIEGE OF 1216 BROUGHT ABOUT LITTLE REAL CHANGE TO DOVER CASTLE. AT THE END OF THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY DOVER CASTLE REMAINED THE TYPICAL MEDIEVAL SQUARE KEEP CASTLE THAT IT HAD BEEN IN THE TWELFTH CENTURY" I would disagree with his statement, Dover Castle developed throughout its history, to cope with the change in weaponry and situation of the times it went through. After the siege of 1216 changes and improvements were made that made an already important fortification to one of supremacy....   [tags: Papers]

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The Origins and Development of Nottingham Castle

- The Origins and Development of Nottingham Castle The castle now looks as if it is now a place for tourism. Many of the original walls and buildings have been either taken away, destroyed or are hard to find. From where the original foundations were there are now; a playground, shop, museum and mansion house. Also there are gardens which are taking up a lot of the original space. From a distance the castle itself looks like a mansion on a hill will parts of a wall surrounding it....   [tags: Papers]

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Unraveling the Medieval Castle from the Outside to the Inside

- “Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me; your throne will be established forever (Hengeveld web).” This verse from 2 Samuel 7:16 puts in perspective the extravagant castles that have been built over time do not even compare to the kingdom that has been built by God. The brilliant minds of the people who designed and built these earthly fortresses were considered striking, but God’s kingdom will conquer all one day. The royalty who once lived in them will fall, and God will reign over all people....   [tags: design, treadmill cranes, walkways]

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Actions of Goneril in Shakespeare's King Lear

- Actions of Goneril in Shakespeare's King Lear Whenever the issue of power allocation arises, there usually emerge a few individuals who, given only a moderate amount of authority, overstep their bounds to exert more dominance than they rightfully own; such is the case with Goneril. Yet, although Goneril certainly errs in betraying the very father that bestowed a large dominion upon her, King Lear deserves much of the blame for Goneril's haughtiness. After grossly misinterpreting the reticence of his heretofore prized daughter Cordelia, Lear divides his kingdom between the mendacious Goneril and the scheming Regan, thereby leaving the fate of the land at their unskilled mercies....   [tags: Shakespeare King Lear Goneril Essays]

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Macbeth - Murder At Inverness Castle

- On Macbeth’s day of success he was greeted by three weird sisters, the witches, and in turn they said, the first witch to him, all hail to the thane of Gladis, this came as no surprise to him as he already held this title, the second witch then said to him, all hail thane of Cawdor, this interested him, he wondered why would he be made thane of Cawdor when the current thane of Cawdor was a noble gentleman, then came the turn of the third and ultimate witch, she said to Machbeth, all hail to the King, at this instant Machbeth was fascinated he was immediately over come with his ambition to become the King of Scotland....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Kings and Fools in William Shakespeare's King Lear

- King Lear: Kings and Fools In Shakespeare's play King Lear, the main character is King Lear who starts off as a respected and powerful king. As the story progresses the king loses his power because of his own stupidity and blindness. The tragedy of this play is shown through the daughters of the king, the fool, and finally when Lear's sanity is tested. At the beginning of the play, King Lear is powerful and harsh. He decides he doesn't want to be king anymore, and so he asks his daughters, Reagan, Goneril, and Cordelia to tell him how much they love him....   [tags: Essays on King Lear]

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foolear Importance of the Fool in Shakespeare's King Lear

- Importance of the Fool in King Lear   William Shakespeare's genius came from how closely he intertwined the two seemingly mutually exclusive realms to appeal to all socio-economic groups in his audience. The character of the Fool provides the closest intercourse of the two realms between King Lear's royalty and Poor Tom's poverty, while still maintaining their separation. The Fool's role in King Lear was to counteract the King's follies in order to bring him to his senses. With his honesty, wit, and clever wordplay that interweave foreshadowing and practical advice, the Fool entertains not only the King, but the audience as well, and brings some light and humour into this tragedy....   [tags: King Lear essays]

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Act IIi Scene A Room At Elsinore Castle

- Act III scene I takes place in a room at Elsinore Castle. It starts off with King Claudius, Queen Gertrude, Polonius, Ophelia, Rosencrantz, and Guildenstern all gathering to talk about Hamlet. King Claudius had sent Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to speak to him to try figure out the cause of his strange behavior. He figures Hamlet will open up to them because they are childhood friends. Unfortunately, they report back that they could not find the cause of his melancholy. The King is not satisfied with this and dismisses them along with Gertrude so that he and Polonius may spy on Hamlet’s confrontation with Ophelia....   [tags: Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet, Life, Death]

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The Once and Future King

- ... Mordred is either Arthur’s son or nephew by his sister Morgawse. Mordred seizes Arthur’s throne whilst he is away and in ultimately slain by Arthur, but not before fatally wounding the king. Arthur is then said to have retreated to Avalon, where he waits to once again take his place as king, earning him the title the Once and Future King. Arthur’s knights were his most trusted friends and family, but ironically, he is betrayed by the best of them. The most reputed of Arthur’s knights are Sir Lancelot and Sir Tristram....   [tags: King Arthur, English legends]

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Whittington Castle

- Whittington Castle When assigned the England project, I wanted to research something having to do with my heritage. My ancestors originate from England. Correspondingly, I chose Whittington Castle. According to an old English legend, one of my family ancestors, Dick Whittington, set out from the castle for London, in search of his fortune. After residing in London for a time, Dick Whittington went on to be "thrice Lord Mayor of London". That piece of history supposedly occurred in 1368, but the first construction of Whittington Castle was in 845 and modeled after the Norman Motte and Bailey castles of the time....   [tags: European Europe History]

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Portchester Castle

- Portchester Castle Portchster Castle is a concentric castle, dating from Roman times situated at the top of Portsmouth harbour. It has a 9-acre site and was built from flint and stone. The castle had bastions and a tidal moat, at the centre of the castle would have been accommodation. Portchester Castle was originally built by the Romans to protect the South coast of England from invasion by the Saxons. Portchester was one of a series of forts built around the country and was typical of Roman forts....   [tags: Papers]

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Windsor Castle

- Windsor Castle “Seen for the first time, Windsor Castle is an unforgettable sight; its imposing towers and battlements creating one of the world’s most spectacular sky-lines” Windsor Castle is one of England’s most dominant structures. The castle was built around 1070 by William the Conqueror. It stands about 21 miles west of London in a parameter town called Windsor. Edward III rebuilt the castle around 1344, but many kings have contributed their own share to the enormous structure. The castle is located above the Thames river....   [tags: Place Descriptive Monuments Essays]

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Thornbury Castle

- Thornbury Castle The first part of the assignment concerns the characteristics of Thornbury Castle, and in particular its defensive and palace like features. Having visited the site, in my opinion Thornbury Castle displays both defensive and luxurious, palace like features. The Castle has the beginning of a ditch which could be argued as being a moat. Crennelations, machicolations, gun/arrow loops and portcullis grooves are all strong defensive features included in the building of Thornbury Castle....   [tags: Papers]

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Thornbury Castle

- Thornbury Castle Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham started building Thornbury castle in 1510. The castle was never completed so it's hard to tell if it was a castle or a palace. Thornbury is situated in the south west of England near the river Severn. Thornbury is an ideal stopping place for journeys between London and the welsh marsh. There are lots of farms in the area and Bristol is a good source for luxury goods. These are good reasons for building the castle in Thornbury but why is at the bottom of a hill when it could have been at the top of Thornbury hill this suggests that it was not designed with a serious purpose of defence....   [tags: Papers]

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Oedipus The King By Sophocles

- ... So, essentially Sophocles uses blindness in the characters of Oedipus, Teirisias, and Jocasta to indicate how understanding is far greater than vision alone.   The first way that blindness is present in Oedipus the King is through Teiresias, who is a sightless prophet. Tiresias is called in to the city of Thebes to go to the castle where Oedipus is found in hope that he can contribute some facts about the murder of Laius, the previous king. Oedipus asks Teiresias to communicate what he knows, however, he denies to tell him the truth about the prophecy....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Greek mythology]

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Long Live the King

- Arthur, King of the Britons, is a literary character known for creating a peaceful Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table. Some like to believe he is real, and for centuries historians and conspiracy theorists alike have been attempting to find relics of Arthur at places like Cadbury Hill and the Isle of Glass. Though Arthur cannot be proven because he is fictional, he is a very popular subject for authors and screenwriters. Books such as The Once and Future King by T. H. White have been renowned as classics by many, and there had been much popularity found in movies, TV shows, and musicals, such as the film Excalibur, BBC's Merlin, and Monty Python's Spamalot....   [tags: King Arthur, Camelot, Character Analysis]

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The Rochester Castle Under Siege in 1215

- The Rochester Castle Under Siege in 1215 When king John first became king in 1199 he owned nearly as much land in France as he did in England. By 1204 john had lost much of his French territory, including Normandy. This was partly the fault of Richard the lionheart, who was the king before John. Richard had made his nobles in France angry because he took so much money from them and many of them were tired of being ruled by an English king. Some of these nobles thought that a man called Arthur of Brittany would be a better ruler or them than john....   [tags: Papers]

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Reply to an Advertisement for an Actor to Play the Character of King Lear

- Reply to an Advertisement for an Actor to Play the Character of King Lear Dear Mr Simon I am writing in reply to your advertisement for an actor to play the character of King Lear in your upcoming production. I have much acting experience and have appeared in many theatre and film performances over the last 40 years. I have previous experience in King Lear, as I starred as King Lear at the New York 'Shakespeare in the park' festival. This production required extreme emotional elements, which I believe I executed with sincerity....   [tags: King Lear Theatre Drama Plays Essays]

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Horace Warpole’s The Castle of Otranto Compared to Oedipus Rex

- Romance, murder, superstition, ghosts, darkness, religion, and castles are some of the features of the paradigm of the Gothic genre in literature. Horace Warpole’s The Castle of Otranto was the first Gothic novel and the above aspects, which he used as tropes, defines the genre. The story of The Castle of Otranto follows the downfall of the protagonist, Manfred, beginning with him as a Prince, then having to sign his abdication and working at a convent. Prophecy, incest, irony, usurpation, dethroning, and murder are some of the themes that appear in both Horace Warpole’s The Castle of Otranto and Oedipus The King by Sophocles....   [tags: Literature, Analysis, Gothic]

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Essay on Edgar's role in King Lear, Act 3, Scene 4

- Edgar's role in King Lear, Act 3, Scene 4 In Act 3, Scene 4, Edgar takes on the roles of a madman, and a spirit. In counterfeiting madness, he not only hides from an unjust death, but also serves as a character that resembles King Lear: (1) Both are deceived by family; (2) Both are outcasts of Gloucester's castle; (3) Both are threatened with death; and (4) Both enter into a form of madness. But, whereas King Lear actually becomes mad, Edgar only feigns madness. As Edgar takes the role of a "spirit" (3.4.39), he reveals: (1) Edmund's moral condition, by prescribing moral laws that he will break (3.4.80-83); and (2) that Gloucester will be blinded by Edmund (3.4.117)....   [tags: King Lear essays William Shakespeare]

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Bodium Castle and Development of Castles in Fourteenth Century

- Bodium Castle and Development of Castles in Fourteenth Century "Bodium Castle shows today more than any other document, the way in which castle buildings had developed in the 14th century." Bodium castle was built in the 14th century by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, a Sussex knight. He was given permission by King Richard II to do this and the castle was completed around 1388. Bodium castle was essentially a home but was later strengthened in fear of attack. The Site Bodium is built on a rectangular island set in a large moat....   [tags: Papers]

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Castle Development during the Middle Ages

- During the middle ages, most buildings and structures were constructed for a specific purpose, for example, houses, churches, statues, etc., but a castle’s main purpose, on the other hand, was very dependent on the occupier. Castles have been used throughout history as a military base, stronghold, household, and as a seat of government, and have been built over many generations and time periods. They have also been found all throughout the world. How have these monuments changed over time and how does the architecture of these castles compare to others of during the middle ages....   [tags: Notched Battlements, Shell Keep]

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Leadership in The Once and Future King

- The Once and Future King     Leadership In The Once and Future King T.H. White conveys his personal thoughts on leadership through the help of Merlin, and Wart's transformations. Through each transformation Wart experiences different forms of power, each being a part of a whole idea on how a leader should act.  He must piece together these ideas for the definitive way he should rule as king.  In order to teach Wart,  Merlin transforms him into several different forms, a fish, hawk, ant, goose and a badger....   [tags: Once and Future King Essays]

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King Lear as a Commentary on Greed

- King Lear as a Commentary on Greed    In Chapter 4 of a book titled Escape from Freedom, the famous American psychologist Erich Fromm wrote that "Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction" (Fromm 98).  Fromm realized that avarice is one of the most powerful emotions that a person can feel, but, by its very nature, is an emotion or driving force that can never be satisfied.  For, once someone obtains a certain goal, that person is not satisfied and continues to strive for more and more until that quest leads to their ultimate destruction.  For this reason, authors have embraced the idea of greed in the c...   [tags: King Lear essays]

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The Legend of King Arthur

-      By the ninth century people all over were telling the fabulous tales and romances about Arthur and his kingdom. The common people heard them sung by bards, while in the court poets wrote different versions. In each retelling the speaker would select certain details for emphasis and introduce new elements, so that the story could be adapted to the particular time and audience. Although most historians believe that there actually did exist an Arthur, they differ on how major his role was on influencing society during his time....   [tags: History King Arthur Essays]

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King Lear: Pessimistic or Optimistic?

- King Lear - With a play as complex and multi - leveled as King Lear, it is very difficult to assess whether Shakespeare's view of life is either pessimistic or optimistic. Without a doubt, there are many good arguments supporting both sides. Because there are such an array of forces at work on the character in Lear, as well as so many separate and interrelated themes, one can not help but wonder whether it was even Shakespeare's intention to express a strictly pessimistic or optimistic view. Perhaps Shakespeare was alluding to something which, although encompassing both opimism and pessimism, transcended them both....   [tags: King Lear Essays]

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The Helmsley Castle

- The Helmsley Castle The reasons for Helmsley Castle being built at its location were: national, because of the Norman’s; regional because of the Saxon rebellions; and local, to defend the North from the Scots. In 1066 William the Conqueror arrived in England. He fought in the battle of Hastings, against the then king Harold. However when William I defeated Harold, he decided he should be king. When the Saxons found out about William the Conqueror being King of England the Saxon population rebelled....   [tags: Papers]

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Sinless King Lear ?

-     When one contemplates the essence of being a king, one imagines that a king would never want for anything and that his later years would be carefree.  In reading King Lear, one sees a seamier side of life for a particular king.  Lear draws the audience’s attention to this in Act 3 when he cries out pitifully, “I am a man / More sinned against than sinning.”    Although Lear undoubtedly made a huge mistake when he divided his kingdom and banished two people who were very dear to him.  However, the sins his two ungrateful daughters committed against him far outweighed the wrongs he had done to others....   [tags: King Lear essays]

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Metamorphosis of King Lear

- Metamorphosis of King Lear Through the course of the play, King Lear goes through a process of attaining self-knowledge. With this knowledge, he goes through a metamorphosis of person, much like a caterpillar's change into a butterfly. In the beginning, King Lear's vanity, and the image and exercise of power dominate his person. But a series of losses (based on his own bad decisions), a wise "fool", a powerful storm, a seemingly crazy man, and the death of one who truly loved him clear his vision and allow him to see himself and the world as they truly are....   [tags: Shakespeare, King Lear]

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Essay on Facing the Consequences in King Lear

- King Lear:  Facing the Consequences        Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear is a detailed description of the consequences of one man's decisions.  This fictitious man is Lear, King of England, whose decisions greatly alter his life and the lives of those around him.  As Lear bears the status of King, he is, as one expects, a man of great power.  But, sinfully, he surrenders all of this power to two of his daughters, as a reward for their demonstration of love towards him.  This untimely abdication of his throne results in a chain reaction of events that sends him on a journey toward Hell, in order to expiate his sin....   [tags: King Lear essays]

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Life's Lessons in The Once and Future King

- Life's Lessons in The Once and Future King "The best thing for being sad," replied Merlyn, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honor trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then -- to learn....   [tags: Once and Future King Essays]

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Essay on Biblical Imagery in King Lear

- Biblical Imagery in Lear Had King Lear been exposed to Christian Scriptures, he may have learned the folly of his prideful demand that his daughters vocally profess their love.  The Scriptures clearly state that "if any tried to by love with their wealth, contempt is all they would get." (Sg 8:7) Of course, had King Lear read and abided by the Scriptures, we would be wanting of a great work of literature.             Lear's situation closely fits the passage from the Song of Songs....   [tags: King Lear essays]

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Clear Vision in Shakespeare's King Lear

- Seeing Clearly in King Lear        King Lear of Britain, the protagonist in Shakespeare's tragic play of the same name undergoes radical change as a man, father and king as he is forced to bear the repercussions of his actions. Lear is initially portrayed as being an egotistical ruler, relying on protestations of love from his daughters to apportion his kingdom. Lear's tragic flaw is the division of his kingdom and his inability to see the true natures of people because of his pride while his scathing anger is also shown to override his judgment....   [tags: Blindness and Sight in King Lear]

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The Sun Dog by Stephen King

- Bibliographic Information: King, Stephen (1992) The Sun Dog (The Penguin Group, New York, New York). Setting: This story take place in the town of Castle Rock, Oregon. Most of the book takes place around the main characters neighborhood and the store in which the camera was bought. In the story it is the month of September. The story stars on September 15, of 1997. The way the time period is associated with the main character is that September 15th is his birthday. So the story begins in the setting of a 15 year old boys birthday party....   [tags: Stephen King Sun Dog Book Report]

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Kenilwortha as a Typical Medieval Castle

- Kenilwortha as a Typical Medieval Castle Kenilworth which was built around the 12th century is one of the finest and most extensive ruins in England. It started off life as a simple Motte and Bailey owned by Henry I. It was then adapted into a square stone keep and later a palace owned by John of Gaunt. The famous mere once surrounding it is now gone but still standing is the huge Norman keep with walls nearly 20m in places. The remains of John of Gaunt's Great Hall and state apartments, and the Earl of Leisters stables and gatehouse still stand within the encircling walls built by King John....   [tags: Papers]

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The Purpose of Thornbury Castle

- The Purpose of Thornbury Castle Thornbury castle Since Thornbury castle started being built in 1511 it has been in the centre of a debate with historians whether it is a castle built for defence or a luxurious palace for show. When I went to Thornbury castle you can see lots of different features that would confuse you in deciding what Thornbury castle was built for. There are lots of different features showing both. This picture shows some arrow slits. As you walk around the castle you see things like arrow slits and gun loops in the walls showing they were probably built in case of an attack....   [tags: Papers]

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The Maze in the Heart of the Castle

- The Maze in the Heart of the Castle Dorothy Gilman’s fiction adventure “The Maze in the Heart of the Castle” is about a young boy named Colin who has nothing to lose and everything to gain. This takes place along time ago, when Colin’s parents die tragically when Colin is only 16 years old. Sad and seeking answers, Colin seeks answers from his religious teacher Brother John. John tells Colin that he might want to go see the Grand Odlum, a mysterious man who lived at an old castle. Colin takes Brother John’s advice, and decides to find the Grand Odlum....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Lear's Relinquishment of Power in Shakespeare's King Lear

- Lear's Relinquishment of Power in Shakespeare's King Lear King Lear is an actor who can only play the king. Thus, after he has abdicated his throne, passing the authority to his posterity, he still demands respect and power, which he is unable to claim from any of his former subjects, even his daughters. And as a king with no kingdom, he is an actor with no role to play, the most loathsome of all conditions. Lear himself realizes this, and in scene 4, he cries: "Why, this is not Lear" (4.204)....   [tags: King Lear essays]

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The Earl of Gloucester's Castle

- The Earl of Gloucester's Castle Enter EDMUND, with a letter. EDMUND Thou, nature, art my goddess; to thy law My Services are bound. Wherefore should I Stand in the plague of custom, and permit The curiosity of notions to deprive me, For that I am some twelve or fourteen moonshines Lag of a brother. Why bastard. Wherefore base. When my dimensions are as well compact, My mind as generous and shape as true, As honest madam's issue. Why brand they us With base. With baseness....   [tags: Papers]

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Blindness and Sight - Lack of Insight in King Lear

- Blindness as Lack of Insight in King Lear     Blindness can normally be defined as the inability of the eye to see, but according to Shakespeare, blindness is not only a physical impairment, but also a mental flaw some people possess.  Shakespeare's most dominant theme in his play King Lear is that of blindness.  King Lear, Gloucester, and Albany are three characters through which Shakespeare portrays his theme of mental blindness, that blindness which was the primary cause of their poor judgment and which led them all to make regrettable decisions....   [tags: King Lear essays]

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plotlear Importance of the Subplot in Shakespeare's King Lear

- Importance of the subplot in King Lear "Why bastard wherefore base?" asks Edmund. The bitter illegitimate son resents his father and brother. He is determined to "prosper" and "grow." Ruthlessly, he plays on old Gloucester's weakness and persuades him that Edgar seeks his death to obtain his inheritance. Edgar, being told that Gloucester seeks his life for some reason, flees. With Edgar thus removed, Edmund now seeks to destroy his father and reports his alleged "treason" to Cornwall who removes the old man's eyes....   [tags: King Lear essays]

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The Development of Mont Orgueil Castle During the Period C 1200 - 1600

- The Development of Mont Orgueil Castle During the Period C 1200 - 1600 During the period C 1200 – 1600 there was a rapid development in castles technology because of the innovations in eastern Asia such as guns curved walls and concentric design. Because of this, the western world had troubles in the crusades because the castles were almost impenetrable eventually seeing the innovation in front of them they brought the ideas of Asia to Europe. As the Invention of the cannon had serious consequences to the construction of castles, the cannon could take down the walls at a great distance; the changes made to Mont Orgueil’s design through further additions to cou...   [tags: Papers]

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Confrontations Between Young and Old in Shakespeare's King Lear

- Confrontations Between Young and Old in King Lear       One of the underlying themes in Shakespeare's play, King Lear is the concept of the generation gap.  This gap is mainly illustrated between the family.  The older generation is Lear himself, and the younger generation consists of his daughters Goneril, Regan and Cordelia.  In the second plot of the play, Gloucester represents the older generation, and his sons, Edmund and Edgar exemplifies the younger generation.  Both younger generations can be divided into two distinct groups.  Goneril, Regan and Edmund are the villains in both the plots and Edgar and Cordelia are the loyal, faithful children.  This little twi...   [tags: King Lear essays]

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Early Style Castle Development

- Early Style Castle Development The early style castle developed into that, that stood in 1480 because of multiple reasons but the main reason is that the castle needed to become stronger, if it was ever to be needed in a battle or war. [IMAGE]Middleham started off as a motte and baily (to the left), basically meaning mound and middle. The motte was usually an artificial hill with the keep placed on top of it. The baily was a smaller hill with everyday buildings on it, mainly though residential buildings....   [tags: Papers]

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The Wives of King Henry VIII

- King Henry VII had more wives than the average man during his time period. Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Kathryn Howard, and Katherine Parr all shared a life with the king for a period of time, whether it was a few months or several years. He had a colorful divorce pattern as well, ranging from annulment to execution. Though the king blamed his wives for not giving him a son, it was actually almost entirely his fault but the women paid the price for his ignorance....   [tags: catherine of aragon, kathryn howard]

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Stephen King's Life and Accomplishments

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- Kenilworth Castle In the middle ages castles were built by kings also barons and other important people. Also nobleman used castles to serve as their homes and to help defend their land against enemies built them. The first castle was built in 1066 onwards by the Nobleman, when the Normans came to England after Duke of William of Normandy defeated King Harold at the battle of Hastings in 1066. When he became King of England William 1 built castles all over England. William's castles helped him to rule the country....   [tags: Papers]

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Thornbury Castle

- Thornbury Castle Thornbury Castle was built by a man called Edward Stafford the Duke of Buckingham and wasn't finished because he was be-headed in 1512 by Henry VIII. It has different features that could show that it was meant for defensive purposes or that it was built as a luxurious palace. The castle has a few arrow slits in the walls and grooves in the gateway, which show that there was intention for a portcullis's. There are also remains of soldiers barracks, which was slightly unusual, as Henry VII had made it illegal to have private armies....   [tags: Papers]

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King Richard

- King Richard My report is on Richard I, byname Richard the Lion-Hearted. He was born September 8, 1157 in Oxford, England. He died on April 6, 1199 in Chalus, England. His knightly manner and his prowess in the Third Crusade(1189-92) made him a popular king in his own time, as well as the hero of countless romantic legends. He has been viewed less kindly by more recent historians and scholars. Richard was the third son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and he was given the duchy of Aquitaine, his mother’s inheritance, at the age of 11 and was enthroned as duke at Poitiers in 1172....   [tags: History England King Richard Essays]

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The Major Changes In Defence at Carisbrooke Castle

- The Major Changes In Defence at Carisbrooke Castle The three periods of development I will cover in this piece of coursework are the Norman Period, the Medieval Period and the Elizabethan Period. Each period had many different updates installed due to new threats and advances in technology. Norman Period 1070 - 1130: The castle began its existence as a Saxon burgh, which was discovered by William Fitzosbern, owner of the Isle of Wight, which was given to him by King William 1st....   [tags: Papers]

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An Anti-Feminist and Feminist Look into William Shakespeare’s King Lear

- Throughout the past centuries, the world has looked at women with certain stereotypical ideas in mind. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, women were supposed to be submissive, quiet, and many other things that took away from their natural rights as human beings. Men were the correct ones in all situations and any woman who stood in a man’s way was punished. It was not until the twentieth century that women started to find their voices and started to stand up for what they believed was right....   [tags: King Lear Essays 2014]

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King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

- Gawain and Capital Violence In almost every example of romantic epics, and definitely every story concerning King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, the characters carefully adhere to a strict code known as the chivalric code.. The five main tenets of chivalric code or in other words the knightly code are: showing courage and bravery, being honest, having honor and being respected among peers, being kind to others, and being courteous and well-mannered especially toward females. Gawain is the very embodiment of these chivalric values but through his encounter with the Green knight and the lady he fails to uphold the code because of its rigidness and strictness.....   [tags: capital violence, romantic epics, characters]

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Gothic Elements:The Castle of Otranto by Walpole and a Scene in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey

- When a person thinks about gothic today, they might think of a sparkly vampire or a hunky Frankenstein in popularized films. This has led to parodies upon these adaptations of the gothic. This relationship between traditional gothic characters and parodies is not a new subject but a very interesting dynamic. I would like to discuss how one scene from the typical gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole, and a scene from Jane Austen’s parody of the gothic novel in Northanger Abbey contrast in many different ways to illustrate gothic tropes as well as Austen’s perspective view on the subject of the gothic through the use of, diction, setting, character and tone....   [tags: Negative Tone, Male Power Position]

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King Edward V

- (Reign, April 9-June 22, 1483) Edward V: life dates, c. 12-13 years, November 2, 1470—c. September-October 1483; reign, less than 3 months, April 9—June 22, 1483. Edward of Westminster, the oldest son of Edward IV was only twelve years old when his father Edward IV died on April 9, 1483. On that event, Prince Edward became King Edward V. He was not married during his short reign of less than three months. However, the prince was pre-contracted to marry Anne of Brittany when he was ten and she four years old in 1480....   [tags: Royal History ]

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King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

- Book four begins when ambassadors of Lucius, the Roman Emperor, showed up demanding Arthur pay tribute to Rome. Arthur refuses, and Lucius gathers his substantial forces to make war against England. Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table travel to meet Lucius’s forces, and eventually win the war. Arthur moves his army through Europe, surrounding towns and cities until he arrives in Rome and is crowed the new Roman Emperor. During the war while Arthur was moving his army thought Europe, Arthur killed a huge giant who lived on St....   [tags: mysterious, tournament, court]

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King of Kings

- King of Kings Even though the people of Israel were under the leadership of the almighty God, they were not pleased. They wanted a human king, someone fallible and imperfect to lead them. Even then, God was forgiving and appointed a human king over them. As I intend to prove, kingship was not a good thing for the nation of Israel because kings were corrupt and sinful. They imposed harsh labors and laws on the people who followed them. But most importantly, by having a king, they were turning their backs on God....   [tags: social issues]

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A Comparison of Shakespeare's MacBeth With the Real MacBeth, King of Scotland.

- Macbeth, a play written by William Shakespeare, portrays Macbeth as a kinsman, subject and trusted friend to King Duncan I of Scotland. A trusted friend, that is, until Macbeth has a chance encounter with the “three witches” (Shakespeare) or the “Weird Sisters”. The witches predict that Macbeth will become the next King and that his fellow companion, Banquo, will be the father of a line of kings. A change comes over Macbeth after his meeting; he is no longer content to be a follower of the King, he will “be” King at any cost....   [tags: compare contrast essays]

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Analysis Of King Harold 's ' The Norwegians At Stamford Bridge '

- ... The shield wall held up strong as the arrows did little damage to King Harold’s men. William sent a wave of infantry to attack the English line, but the hill offered the advantage to the English as they attacked with battle-axes and spears and quickly defeated the small infantry wave (Weir 2001). King Harold’s position on top of Senlac Hill, along with the strength and protection of the English shield wall, proved to be a valuable position for the English appeared to be winning (Figure 1). Early in the afternoon, the Breton flank attached to William’s army retreated along with the Norman centerline and the right flank of the English immediately broke off to pursue the Bretons....   [tags: Battle of Hastings, Harold Godwinson, Normans]

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Myths, Legends, and King Arthur

- Myths, Legends, and King Arthur Throughout the dawns of time, people have recorded lives and made histories about the past, the people and all of their dramatics. One such story is Le morte d'Arthur, or in English, the Death of Arthur. Despite its French title, the actual text was written in English. It is a twenty-one book series written by Sir Thomas Malory in 1469-1470 describing in detail the problematic lives of the Arthurian legends. Sir Thomas Malory was believed to be born in 1408, but no one really knows for sure....   [tags: European Literature Essays Papers]

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King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table: Fact or Fiction

- The typical romantic knight consists of a charming man sitting upon his noble steed dressed in shining armor and chain mail. It was during the Victorian Era when literature about knights greatly increased in popularity. All throughout England, restrictions were placed on writings and literature (O’Gorman 2000). Authors took to writing about knights to express their thoughts and feelings and to discuss controversies openly and without breaking the law. The more renowned knights are the knights that sat at the round table....   [tags: Morte D'Arthur, Excalibur, legends]

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King Henry The IV

- From king Henry's reign from 1399 to 1413 he had to deal with a lot tragedies. During his reign he foiled many assassination attempts, rebellions, and plots to restore King Richard to the throne. He was must successful at foiling these potential tragedies because of his well trained and loyal military (wikipedia). King Henry was born April 3, 1367(wikipedia), at Bolingbroke castle as a result of he is later nicknamed "henry of bolingbroke"(wekipedia). He was born to John of Gaunt the duke of Lancast , and Blanche of Lancaster(Britannia)....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio]

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Steven King

- Steven King "If you have an imagination, let it run free." - Steven King, 1963 The King of Terror Stephen Edwin King is one of today's most popular and best selling writers. King combines the elements of psychological thrillers, science fiction, the paranormal, and detective themes into his stories. In addition to these themes, King sticks to using great and vivid detail that is set in a realistic everyday place. Stephen King who is mainly known for his novels, has broadened his horizons to different types of writings such as movie scripts, nonfiction, autobiographies, children's books, and short stories....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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