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Satire and Tone in "The Once and Future King"

- There is a direct link in Book I and Book IV of the Once and Future King from the animation and adventure that Wart experiences to the fall of King Arthur’s reign. The shift is long and detailed but in the end everything ties together. Although at points the plot is grim, White throws in a little bit of satire throughout every book, for example in Book II when the Orkney environment is harsh but then it is contradicted by the behavior of Sir Pellinore, Sir Grummore, and Sir Palomides. In Book III, it is very descriptive and tedious with a darker tone, but then also is offset by Lancelot’s adventures....   [tags: Once and Future King, White, ]

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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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The Once and Future King

- The Once and Future King The Once and Future King by T.H. White has a theme which consists of being true to yourself and your beliefs. Many characters and events in this book reinforce this idea and portray it as the main lesson. Readers are affected by learning important life-lessons throughout each chapter and book. Readers learn in the beginning that Arthur strongly believes in keeping his word. Even in Book I, when Arthur was a child, he refused to leave Hob's hawk, Cully, in the forest....   [tags: Once and Future King Essays]

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The Code of Chivalry in The Once and Future King

- The Code of Chivalry in The Once and Future King       T.H. White's novel The Once and Future King presents a code of chivalry that outlines the expected knightly behavior of the time. This particular code stresses loyalty to one's liege, love and respect toward women, and absolute devotion to justice. At the height of Arthur's kingdom, this code was widely accepted by all. However, as Arthur's kingdom begins to decline, the code of chivalry begins to hold less importance among the people....   [tags: Once and Future King 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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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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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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The Shaping of a King in The Once and Future King by T.H. White

- Shaping the Future king In The Once and Future King, Experience is Everything. T.H. White shows that education depends on ones owns personal experiences. Wart’s tutor, Merlyn, uses this exact learning method on Wart. Merlyn uses magic to transform Wart into various animals to show him important life lessons. The Wart is transformed into a fish, goose, and a badger in order to experience different forms of power each being a part of how he should rule as king. Wart learns from Mr. P that mind power is nothing, from the wild goose he learns freedom, and the badger teaches him to accept what you have....   [tags: experience, power, transformation]

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The Once And Future King - Mig

- The Once and Future King The legend of King Arthur is a tale as timeless as any other found in literature today. Introduced to us by Sir Thomas Malory during the fifteenth century in Morte d' Arthur, it was the first complete tale of Arthur's life. Countless portrayals followed for any reader interested in the tale of the boy who was destined to become King. The Once and Future King by T.H. White is certainly the most popular representation of the immortal legend of King Arthur. It is similar to the tales woven before it but White gives new meanings and modernization to the traditional story through his unique perspectives and writing....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Themes In Once And Future King

- T. H. White's The Once and Future King is one of the most complete and unique portrayals of the immortal legend of King Arthur. Though it has been in print for less than half a century, it has already been declared a classic by many, and is often referred to as the "bible" of Arthurian legend. White recreates the epic saga of King Arthur, from his childhood education and experiences until his very death, in a truly insightful and new way. This is not, however, the first complete novel of Arthur's life....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Once and Future King Guenever

- The Once and Future King Description of Guenever Guenever is one whose personality and appearance fluctuates often during the course of her life. The facts that she fell in love with someone other than her husband and that she never bore a child contributes greatly to these abrupt and drastic changes. The description of Guenever as a young wife is one with deep, clear blue eyes, which almost beheld a sort of fearlessness which was startling, as was her black hair. Although Gwen was quite fond of her husband, she found herself taken a fancy to the young knight, Lancelot....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Once And Future King

- Wart and The Master Many people wish to be an animal if only for a day, just to see what it is like to be that animal. The obvious problem is that nobody knows how to turn himself into an animal. However, in T.H. White's Once and Future King, Wart has the opportunity to experience life as an animal because his tutor, Merlyn the magician, transforms him into many different animals. Of all the adventures, the most significant transformation to Wart's kingship occurs when he becomes a badger because the badger teaches Wart valuable lessons about human behavior....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Creation of Lancelot and the Undoing of the Once and Future King

- The legendary figure of King Arthur, the Once and Future King, started his rise to literary prominence through Geoffrey of Monmouth and his work, The History of the Kings of Britain. Monmouth introduced readers to a heroic and noble king who defeated the Saxons and reclaimed Britain, creating a period which set the stage for the Arthurian era and the glories of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Over time additional authors added their voice to the telling of the Arthurian legend; adding events and characters, ultimately changing the story forever....   [tags: British History ]

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"The Once and Future King" and "A Great and Terrible Beauty"

- Literary archetypes are universal models or patterns that characters are based on, they aren’t necessarily stereotypes. Archetypes can enhance or degrade the novel depending on their quality. Fantasy novels are heavy with archetypes, possibly more than any genre. T.H. White and Libba Bray break through the wall of the norm and expand the archetypes of the sage, the shrew, virgin huntress and the reluctant hero in both novels The Once and Future King and A Great and Terrible Beauty. Without a doubt, Merlyn is a vital component to Arthur’s destiny to become the greatest king of England....   [tags: Literary Archetypes, T.H. White, Libba Bray]

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Once and Future King

- Once and Future King Experience is Everything In the book, The Once and Future King, T.H. White shows the importance that education relies heavily upon ones own personal experiences. When Merlyn is called on to tutor Wart, an adopted child, he uses this exact learning method on Wart. Merlyn, who is a magician, uses transformation as a his learning tool. Merlyn turns Wart into different animals to show Wart lessons of life. Through each transformation Wart experiences different forms of power, each being a part of how he should rule as king....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The One and Future King

- The One and Future King In The One and Future King by T.H. White the main character, Arthur, learns many important lessons. He is taught many of these lessons by animals. For instance, he learns that "might is right" (White 47) from a fish (which turns out to be false), that ants live dictated lives devoted to war (121), that owls only kill another animal if they are starving (69), and a badger teaches him the story of man's creation (168). One of the most important lessons Arthur learns is from a goose, who tells him of a perfect society....   [tags: Once and Future King Essays]

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William Shakespeare 's ' The King Of The Doll '

- Part of Arthur almost didn 't want to know what was under the scrap of worn cloth. Respect for privacy dictated that he should have just left it alone. However, he was the king, it was his right to know what it was. Merlin had kept enough secrets from him. Lifting the coarse blue cloth, Arthur 's eyes widened at the carved wooden dragon he found underneath. "Can I help you, Sire?" Arthur tightened his grip on the cloth so he wouldn 't drop it back down over the dragon guiltily. He took a breath and waited a beat for his heart to settle after being startled by the physician....   [tags: King Arthur, Mordred, The Once and Future King]

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Queen Guenever in The Once and Future King

- In the novel The Once and Future King, by T.H. White, the character, Queen Guenever, is depicted as a confused and lost woman in an arranged marriage. She had an internal struggle with a shameful secret, an affair with the ugly knight, Lancelot. In the time of King Arthur, women were limited to what they could do, and what decisions they were able to make. She ultimately made some wrong choices in her life, which led to the disapproval from those around her. She was in her marriage by force and had no malicious intensions, but did what she felt she needed....   [tags: T.H. White]

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The Once And Future King - Arthurs Failure

- "He was only a man who had meant well, who had been spurred along the course of thinking by an eccentric necromancer with a weakness for humanity. Justice had been his last attempt-to do nothing which was not just. But it had ended in failure" (White, OAFK 634). The "he" in this passage refers to King Arthur, the main character in T.H. White's The Once and Future King and Book of Merlyn, who failed in his attempt to unite England due to the mistakes made by him and those close to him....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Once And Future King: Analytical Paper

- Once And Future King: Analytical Paper Sir Lancelot's intense desire to perform heroic deeds was brought on by his lack of confidence and insecurity. His childhood was spent in seclusion, training for a job desired only to escape the hellish life that his hideous face would otherwise hold in store for him. Lancelot's adulthood was spent trying to overcompensate for this ugliness by performing Herculean feats and good deeds. And the twilight years of his life were spent in remorse for the bad things he had done....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Guenever's Love Triangle

- Nowadays you hear about people cheating on each other and think of it as nothing. In the time period T.H. White’s, The Once and Future King was set, it was a crime as sinful as killing a person. Guenever is a heartless and conniving woman, who gets away with ‘murder’, just because she is the Queen of England. Throughout the book, Guenever is characterized as weak and evil, because her decisions and behavior affect Arthur, Lancelot, and herself negatively. To begin, Guenever manipulates Lancelot’s feelings....   [tags: Literary Analysis, The Once and Future King ]

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Sir Thomas Malory And Lord Of The Round Table

- A legend is a story based on fact passed down from generation to generation. One of the most popular legends of all time is that of King Arthur and his knights of the round table. Trying to make the world a better place, King Arthur had the dream of his knights fighting only for the sake of justice. Over the years, this legend has been interpreted in numerous ways by authors and filmmakers. Three of the most known of these authors are Sir Thomas Malory writing in the 15th century; Alfred Lord Tennyson writing in the 19th century; and T.H....   [tags: Le Morte d'Arthur, The Once and Future King]

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Chivalry, From Medieval Ages to Today

- “[Guenever] lived in warlike times, when the lives of young people were as short as those of airmen in the twentieth century. In such times, the elderly moralists are content to relax their moral laws a little, in return for being defended. The condemned pilots, with their lust for the life and love which is probably to be lost so soon, touch the hearts of young women, or possibly call up an answering bravado. Generosity, courage, honesty, pity, the faculty to look short life in the face—certainly comradeship and tenderness—these qualities may explain why Guenever took Lancelot as well as Arthur....   [tags: TH White, The Once and Future King, Analysis]

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The Legend Of King Arthur Pendragon

- What starts out as a story meant to intrigue its audience soon evolves into a true legend known throughout the world reaching almost every inch and crevasse in sight. The tale of King Arthur Pendragon is one that sees many forms, nevertheless still stays true to certain aspects of its origin. We seek to explain Arthur’s history in books, in voice and, in the contemporary world, through films. Although some tell a story, it is interesting to also learn the recorded history and parallels found throughout each that cause Arthur Pendragon and his Knights of the Round Table to be such unique aspects to look at....   [tags: King Arthur, Holy Grail, Lancelot]

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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 Legend Of King Arthur

- People all around the world have experienced a tumultuous period in their life. The legend of King Arthur helps people connect to something outside of themselves during these rough patches. The different stories of King Arthur are very relatable to people of different backgrounds and cultures. The legend of King Arthur has withstood the tests of time because of the connection it has to people of different backgrounds, cultures, and time periods. The history of the legend provides a detailed past to Britain, as well as the rest of the world and has captured the attention of readers for centuries....   [tags: King Arthur, Holy Grail, Le Morte d'Arthur]

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Oedipus The King : Oedipus And Oedipus

- Sophocles’ Oedipus the King features a tragic storyline, conveyed through two of its main characters, Oedipus and Jocasta. Starting after their marriage, Sophocles begins writing of Oedipus’ journey to discover who murdered Laios, former king of Thebes. While ruthless in his attempt to discover the truth, Oedipus and Jocasta slowly panic upon discovering that the latter gave birth to current King Oedipus. Their misfortunate only worsens as they develop ways to cope, ultimately trying to forget and destroy their knowledge....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Jocasta]

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Representations of Nature in King Lear

- We are lucky, today, that the majority of the world’s nations are democracies. This has only been the case in very recent times. For the greater part of human history, society has subscribed to the belief that birth is the most important determinant of one’s future. In Elizabethan England, this was especially true. Those born into the nobility enjoyed a lifetime of privilege, while those born outside of their ranks mainly existed to serve them. A century later, the British encountered an even stricter form of this belief when they conquered India....   [tags: Representations of Nature in King Lear]

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Oedipus The King, By Sophocles

- Pride comes before the fall because it is pride that blinds people to the truth of who they are. The flaws of Oedipus are chronicled in Sophocles play Oedipus the King, written in 430 B.C. It starts out with Oedipus solving the riddle of the sphinx, making him king of Thebes. Since he solved this mystery he is called on once again to solve their problems. He discovers that the solution is to find and banish the murder of Laius. It’s eventually found that Oedipus was the murder. It was his pride caused the killing and then denying the thought that he could have done it while he attempted to find the killer....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Pride]

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Burger King's SWOT Analysis

- Planning is interpreted as the setting of goals and deciding how to achieve them. It also means dealing with uncertainty by formulating future courses of action to achieve specified results. The focus of this paper will be on Burger King, which is the second largest fast food restaurant chain in the US. Burger King Corporation was founded by James McLamore and David Edgerton in 1954 in Miami, Florida. Burger king is known for serving a high-quality, great-tasting, and affordable food. The purpose of each organization is to achieve its goals....   [tags: Burger King, Setting Goals]

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Oedipus The King : A Predetermined Life

- A Predetermined Life In Sophocles play, Oedipus the King, the life that Oedipus lived was predetermined. All the choices he thought he made of his own free will were actually made for him. The decision of whether Oedipus should live or die as an infant was decided by a servant of Thebes, the decision of whom he should marry was decided after he killed the sphinx and was rewarded a kingdom, and the decision of how he could save Thebes and all those he cared for was decided by the gods. Oedipus tried very hard to make his life the way that he wanted it to be but in the end it still turned out the way foretold when he was an infant....   [tags: Oedipus, Jocasta, Oedipus the King, Sophocles]

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Analysis Of ' Oedipus The King '

- Knowledge is any truthful information, good or bad, that encourages awareness of self and society. Just as Oedipus solved the Sphinx’s riddle with his quick intuition, humans have a remarkable capacity for knowledge and insight; however, even the most knowledgeable person is seen to struggle. This comes to show that knowledge is limited in human capability and to acquire more knowledge there is a consequence. Using characterization in Oedipus the King, Sophocles illustrates the idea of balance between knowledge and suffering to demonstrate the limitations and burdens of acquiring knowledge in human experience....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Knowledge, Truth]

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The Tale Of Oedipus The King

- A Double-Lashing Through hardships and unpleasant struggles a man is forged, hardened, and tempered. He only see this truth after he has suffered. Looking back, he realizes it was all a part of a design greater than himself to serve an end goal or purpose. In the tale of Oedipus the King, Sophocles explores the issues of man’s unescapable fate and the enlightenment brought upon by suffering. Unaware of his fate and deceived by the illusion of freewill, Oedipus’s journeys reveal his true purpose as an instrument of the Gods: a lash of punishment, not only to himself for those who surround him....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Tiresias, Sophocles]

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Oedipus The King By Sophocles

- Sophocles’s dramatic play Oedipus the King takes place in ancient Greece. It focuses on Oedipus, the king of Thebes. As the plot unfolds, Sophocles reveals that Oedipus, Jacosta his wife/mother, and his father Laius have tried to change the course of events that have been foretold to them. The oracles make it clear to Laius, and later to Oedipus, that he will kill his father and marry his mother. Regardless of their attempts to alter the future, the foretold events develop outside of their control....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Sophocles, Tiresias]

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King Lear By William Shakespeare

- King Lear by William Shakespeare, and A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley are both fantastic tragedies that follow a similar story arc. Although King Lear was written in 1606, and A Thousand Acres was written in 1999, they contain the same essential elements of a tragedy. Jane Smiley modeled her novel after King Lear, focusing less on Lear’s story, and more on the daughters’ stories. The story-line of both is extremely similar: a father chooses to divide his land amongst his daughters, and everything following that is a disaster....   [tags: King Lear, William Shakespeare, A Thousand Acres]

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Analysis Of Oedipus ' Oedipus The King The Play '

- What does it mean to have free will. From my perspective it is the ability to make your own decisions when confronted with problems in order to have an outcome you desire. According to dictionary.com it is “the doctrine that the conduct of human being expresses personal choice and is not simply determined by physical or divine forces.” Even with humans being capable of choosing their own destiny, is it possible to over come fate no matter how hard you try. There is a theory of life that is summarized as everything happens for a reason because that is your destiny....   [tags: Oedipus the King, Oedipus, Choice, God]

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Oedipus The King, Tiresias, The Blind Prophet

- Many times people are blind to the truth that is right in front of them. The solution to their problems may have been blatantly obvious, however, they could not actually “see” their answer by their blindness to the truth. There have been instances where being blind is not actually a handicap, but more of a tool to see things to a deeper meaning. Although the blind may not have physical sight, they have another kind of vision. In Sophocles’ play, Oedipus the King, Tiresias, the blind prophet, addresses the truth of the prophecy to Oedipus and Jocasta....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Tiresias, Sophocles]

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Oedipus The King, The Second Of Sophocles ' Theban Plays

- Oedipus the King, the second of Sophocles’ Theban plays, was regarded by Aristotle as a perfectly-composed tragedy (Thomas & Osborne 2004, p. 69); and Sophocles himself is arguably “the most perfectly balanced” of the Greek tragedians (Storr 1956, p. 2). It is difficult to miss the careful construction of the narrative arc, the power of the poetic dialogue, or the tragic virtue of Oedipus himself. But even so, the play has led to many debates from the questions it raises about fate, free will, and personal responsibility....   [tags: Oedipus, Sophocles, Oedipus the King]

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Emotion And Sympathy For Shakespeare 's King Lear

- Moments of 'Emotional outpouring ' (cathartic moments) are crucial to both tragedies because they communicate to an audience 's feelings of emotion and of sympathy for Shakespeare 's character. The become an Humanizing moments, when the protagonist is not seen as emotional but rather just a flaw that is moving the on until that cathartic moment. Initially, King Lear appears to be a strong ruler, a monarch who has decided to divide kingdom. This is crucial because this would make the audience perceive him to be a selfless king....   [tags: William Shakespeare, King Lear, Hamlet]

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Fate Vs Free Shakespeare 's Oedipus The King

- Fate vs. Free will in Hamlet and Oedipus Fate is someone’s or somethings destiny, no matter what the person does their fate will fulfill itself. According to Bolle Kees fate “Derived from the Latin fatum (something spoken,a prophetic declaration, an oracle, a divine determination), the term fate denotes the idea that everything in human lives, in society , and in the world itself takes place according to a set, immutable pattern”(Kees 2998). Basically meaning what is meant to be will come to pass....   [tags: Oedipus the King, Oedipus, Hamlet, Tiresias]

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Oedipus the King

- Oedipus the King Oedipus the King is the perfect example of a tragedy. It contains a complete combination of all the features of a tragedy. Aristotle in his Poetics[1] defines Oedipus as being 'a definite example of the form and purpose of tragedy'. In tragedies the Greeks dramatized climactic events in the lives of heroes, and Oedipus' story is no exception. By using many different literary devices it brings moral dilemmas of action and motive to the public stage. The action is set out over the timeframe of one day, which will according to the prophet Tiresias will bring Oedipus' 'birth' and 'destruction'....   [tags: Classics Oedipus King Essays]

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The Pride of Sophocles' Oedipus The King

- The Pride of Sophocles' Oedipus The King        Greek tragedy is characterized by the emotional catharsis brought about by the horrific suffering of a heroic figure. In Oedipus The King, by Sophocles, the onslaught of pain assailing the protagonist is a result of his tragic flaw. Sophocles often used a characters hamartia to alter or influence the outcome or future of the hero. Oedipus' hubris traps him to fulfil the oracle and intensifies his punishment.   Oedipus' pride is an innate characteristic....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]

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Marxist Theory and Oedipus the King

- Marxist Theory and Oedipus the King       "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles" (Marx and Engels 2). This excerpt, taken from Karl Marx's and Friedrich Engels' The Communist Manifesto, explains the two primary classes found throughout most of Europe during the era of the Industrial Revolution. These classes were the bourgeoisie and the proletariat. The former were known as the "exploiters" and the latter as the "exploited". The wealth, power, and prestige of the bourgeoisie, acquired mostly from their control of institutions, industries, and means of production, enabled them to force upon the proletariat their economic, political, and religious i...   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]

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Oedipus the King and Maslow's Pyramid

- Oedipus the King and Maslow's Pyramid        People have long considered general theories of motivation, and the question regarding the specific motives that direct and energize our human behavior has undergone tremendous speculation. To this day the question still stands: what is it that humans seek most in life. In an effort to answer this question, Abraham Maslow proposed what he called the hierarchy of needs. Maslow theorizes that human beings are motivated to fulfill this hierarchy, which consists of needs ranging from those that are basic for survival up to those that promote growth and self-enhancement (Kassin 300)....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]

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King Lear By William Shakespeare And A Thousand Acres

- King Lear by William Shakespeare and A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley are both fantastic tragedies that follow a similar story arc. Although King Lear was written in 1606, and A Thousand Acres was written in 1999, they contain the same essential elements of a tragedy. Jane Smiley modeled her novel after King Lear, focusing less on Lear’s story, and more on the daughters’ stories. Both story-lines are extremely similar: a father chooses to divide his land amongst his daughters, and everything following that becomes a disaster....   [tags: King Lear, William Shakespeare, A Thousand Acres]

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Oedipus The King by Sophocles

- Oedipus the King by Sophocles is the story of a man who was destined to kill his father and marry his mother. The ancient Greeks believed that their gods decided what would ultimately happen to each and every person.Man was free to choose and was ultimately held responsible for his own actions. Both the concept of fate and free will played an important part in Oedipus' destruction. Although he was a victim of fate, he was not controlled by it. Oedipus was destined from birth to someday marry his mother and to murder his father....   [tags: Oedipus King Sophocles]

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The Moralities of Falstaff and Prince Hal in King Henry IV

- Throughout King Henry IV Part 1, Shakespeare consistently contrasts the opposing worldviews of Falstaff and Prince Hal. Shakespeare portrays Falstaff as the old, overweight drunk who lives only to enjoy himself in the present. In contrast, Shakespeare shows Hal to be the sometimes irresponsible, nevertheless, intelligent and heroic prince whose entire life and character is about planning and preparing not only himself, but also others for the future. Yet, while Falstaff engages in illegal activity to maintain his own pleasure, regardless of any implications, Hal retains his scruples and manages to regain the respect of his peers....   [tags: Morality, characters, King Henry IV, plays, shakes]

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Prologue to King Lear - The Enigma of Shakespeare

- Prologue to King Lear - The Enigma of Shakespeare     Only a small percentage of the plays (some seven hundred) written during the Golden Age of Elizabethan drama (1590-1610) survive into print (Nolan 30).  Popular drama in the 1580s existed as no more than the street professions of clowns and jugglers performing the occasional dramatic interlude (Nolan 35).  As with the "bohemian" and "hippie" youth movements in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and other American cities during the sixties, bands of reckless youth with working-class and college educations invaded the London urban underworld and street culture in the latter half of the sixteenth century, living mostly by their ow...   [tags: King Lear essays]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of Martin Luther King 's ' I Have A Dream '

- In August of 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr, delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech to the city of Washington, D.C, before the renowned March on Washington took place. Thousands of supporters listened to the speech that would become one of the most important events of the Civil Rights Movement. His speech contains a heavy amount of rhetoric and passion. King believed that all Americans deserved equality, no matter the color of their skin. King’s practical and effective uses of ethos, pathos, and logos allowed him to persuade a widely diverse audience to work towards providing equal rights for African Americans....   [tags: African American, Race, Martin Luther King, Jr.]

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King Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory

- King Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory the feast of Pentacost all manner of men assayed to pull at the sword that wold assay, but none might prevail but Arthur, and he pulled it afore all the lords and commons that were there, wherefore all the commons cried at once, 'We will have Arthur unto our king; we will put him no more in delay, for we all see that it is God's will that he shall be our king, and who that holdeth against it, we will slay him'. And therewith they all kneeled at once, both rich and poor, and cried Arthur mercy because they had delayed him so long....   [tags: King Arthur Malory Essays 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 Death of the Legendary King Arthur

- The legend of King Arthur has intrigued generations for over a thousand years. Over these years, this tapestry has been handed down through the hands of many gifted storytellers. Bits and pieces were taken out and replaced by new strands woven in to fabricate a slight variation of the original that’s suitable for the audience or perhaps the storyteller himself. These modifications are evident in the 1981 film of Excalibur and Thomas Malory’s “Le Morte d’Arthur” published in 1485. The film incorporates magical acts while religious allusions are portrayed in the text....   [tags: Literature Review]

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T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and Yulisa Maddy’s No Past No Present No Future

- Death and Dying in T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and Yulisa Maddy’s No Past No Present No Future I am immortal. Although I realize that I will die, I don’t believe it. The fear of death motivates me to ignore my mortality and, in motivating me to ignore, allows me to live a jaded, happy life. If death were a predominant thought, then appreciating life would seem difficult—unless of course I changed my name to Harold. Everyone confronts the idea of death sooner or later; different people just deal with death in different ways....   [tags: Eliot Wasteland Maddy Future Present Past Essays]

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Swot Analysis Of Mcdonald's Vs. Burger King

- The McDonald brothers' first restaurant, founded in 1937 in a parking lot just east of Pasadena, Calif., didn't serve hamburgers. It had no playground and no Happy Meals. The most popular item on the menu was the hot dog, and most people ate it sitting on an outdoor stool or in their cherished new autos while being served by teenage carhops. That model was a smashing success--for about a decade. Then America's tastes began to change, and the Golden Arches changed with them. As cars lost some of their romance, indoor restaurants took over....   [tags: McDonalds Business Compare Burger King]

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tragoed Destiny and Fate's Triumph Over Free Will in Oedipus the King (Oedipus Rex)

- The Tragedy of Fate in Oedipus the King      Oedipus the King is widely regarded as a tragedy of fate.  Briefly stated, it begins with a terrible plague that destroys the city.  King Oedipus sends a messenger to the oracle at Delphi to find a cure.  The answer that is received suggests to find out who the killer of King Laios was.  Oedipus sends for the prophet Teiresias, who after much arguing, finally reveals that Oedipus himself is the murderer.  Slowly but surely the history of Oedipus' situation begins to unravel, and it is discovered that there was a prophecy made that he would unwittingly kill his father and marry his mother; Oedipus fulfilled his prophecy....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]

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Destiny, Fate, Free Will and Free Choice in Oedipus the King - Fate's Triumph

- The Power of Fate in Oedipus Rex   Oedipus, the fated tragic hero of Sophocles’s Oedipus Rex, is a complex character who, through slow realization, learns that one cannot escape fate.  Throughout the course of the tragedy, Oedipus’s attitude evolves from arrogance to humbleness as he learns to seek for truth and finds that fate is impossible to control. In the beginning of Oedipus Rex, Oedipus is a strong, noble king in search of justice for the slain former King Laios. Oedipus is both arrogant and ignorant of his future misfortune....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]

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- Oedipus the King as a Greek Tragedy The Greek tragedy, Oedipus the King, written by Sophocles (496-406 B.C.), adheres to Aristotles (384-322 B.C.) definition of a tragedy. The first criterion of a Greek tragedy is that the protagonist be a good person; doubly blessed with a good heart and noble intention. Sophocles reveals immediately at the start of the play that Oedipus is such a man. As is common in the Greek tragedy Oedipus is also an aristocrat. Born of the King and Queen of Thebes he is of true nobility....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]

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Hope Springs Eternal: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King

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Destiny, Fate, Free Will and Free Choice in Oedipus the King - Power of Prophecy

- The Power of Fate in Oedipus Rex (the King) The underlying theme in Oedipus Rex is that fate is more powerful than free will. On this strong basis of fate, free will doesn't even exist. This was a popular belief among the ancient Greeks.  Fate may be accepted or denied by modern society, but in Oedipus's story, fate proves inevitable. In the play, Oedipus Rex, the characters Oedipus, Iocaste and Laios try to change fate.   In the very beginning of the story, before we hear from the oracle, there is already foreshadowing of Oedipus' impending doom....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]

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Truth and Teiresias in Sophocles' Oedipus Rex and Al-Hakim's King Oedipus

- Truth and Teiresias in Sophocles' Oedipus Rex and Al-Hakim's King Oedipus      In both "Oedipus Rex" and "King Oedipus," Teiresias is defined by his relationship to the truth: in Sophocles' play as a courier, in Tawfiq Al-Hakim's as a manufacturer. Sophocles Teiresias is a conduit, a vessel through which the truth of a future created by the gods can be revealed, while the modern Teiresias is actively engaged in creating, shaping, the truth out of a supposed spiritual vacuum. These differing roles place both characters at a certain distance from their actions and sense of responsibility....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]

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Martin Luther King, Jr.: Effective Nonviolence & the Multiple Intelligences

- Martin Luther King, Jr.: Effective Nonviolence & the Multiple Intelligences Introduction "Nonviolence can touch men where the law cannot reach them." These words, uttered by the late civil right's leader himself, were the fundamental tenet of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life. These words, though few in number, are great in power. These words, simple, plain, and concise, provide a rubric with which to investigate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s creative genius and intelligence. Howard Gardner, eminent contemporary psychological theorist promoting the concept of multiple intelligences, investigates the lives of seven geniuses of the modern era in his book Creating Minds (1993)....   [tags: Martin Luther King Jr Essays]

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Literary Techniques of Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream Speech

- From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial more than forty years ago, Martin Luther King electrified America with his momentous "I Have a Dream" speech. This speech demanded racial justice towards the mistreated black community of America. The theme of the speech was that all humans were created equal and that this should be the case for the future of America. King's words proved to touch the hearts of millions of people and gave the nation a vocabulary to express what was happening to the black Americans....   [tags: Martin Luther King Civil Rights]

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Loyalty Conflicts between Family and State in Homer’s Odyssey, and Sophocles’ Oedipus the King and

- Loyalty Conflicts between Family and State in Homer’s Odyssey, and Sophocles’ Oedipus the King and Antigone Everyday we are faced with hundreds of decisions. Some of the decisions take very little time and are made without a second thought. Other decisions hold more at stake and can tear a person in two while trying to make the final decision. The basis of many of the hardest decisions is the conflict between family and state. The decision between pursuing a career and starting a family first is an example....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]

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The Women Of The King

- Gender roles have always had a major impact on society. For males, it is more acceptable to do what one wants without being judged, but for females, society will always try to find something to criticize. For many years, women have fought to obtain civil rights, a fight that continues even today. The roles of women have been reflected on within literature and may be used to show the evolution of the rights -- as well as roles -- of women throughout history. Told through the character Jocasta, an Ancient Greek tragedy called, “Oedipus the King”, was written in the year 430 B.C....   [tags: Gender, Sophocles, Marriage, Gender role]

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The Future Lifestyle Of A Former Player

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The Leader 's Vision For The Future

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Chapter 10: Future Strength

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King Carol II

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King Arthur: The Man Behind The Name

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The Legend of King Arthur

- ... Merlin went to the archbishop of Canterbury and counseled him to gather all the great Lords in London at the upcoming Christmas celebration. There at St. Paul’s cathedral, a miracle would occur that would reveal the identity of the rightful King. After the great congregation of Lords, Thomas Malory noticed something strange in the church courtyard. “ a great stone four feet- square, like marble stone, and in the midst there of was an anvil of steel, a foot of high, and therein stuck a fair sword that said thus: whose pullet out this sword out of this stone and anvil is rightly King of all England.” Many mighty men tried to pull the sword out from the stone but none could take the weapon...   [tags: Wizard, Sword]

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The Inconvenient Indian By Thomas King

- In Thomas King’s novel, The Inconvenient Indian, the story of North America’s history is discussed from his original viewpoint and perspective. In his first chapter, “Forgetting Columbus,” he voices his opinion about how he feel towards the way white people have told America’s history and portraying it as an adventurous tale of triumph, strength and freedom. King hunts down the evidence needed to reveal more facts on the controversial relationship between the whites and natives and how it has affected the culture of Americans....   [tags: United States, Indigenous peoples of the Americas]

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The Hubris of Oedipus in Oedipus the King

- Hubris is defined by the Webster-Miriam dictionary as “Exaggerated pride or confidence” (Miriam-Webster Dictionary) in Oedipus the King, by Sophocles, In Oedipus The King, by Sophocles, the onslaught of pain assailing the protagonist is a result of his tragic flaw. Sophocles often used a characters’ flaw to alter or influence the outcome or future of the hero. Oedipus' hubris influences him to fulfill the oracle and further intensify his punishment from the Gods. Oedipus' pride is an essential characteristic throughout the play....   [tags: Oedipus Rex, Sophocles]

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King Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

- Winston Churchill once said “It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.” Throughout the story of Oedipus Rex we see continuing theme of sight and blindness, not only in a physical aspect but in a more universal theme of trying to see and navigate one’s own destiny. King Oedipus Rex is a man that has be told of his future of killing his father and sleeping with his mother. In “seeing” this he makes an attempt to change what he thinks is true, when in reality he knows nothing and his blindness to this inevitably succumbs him to what is foretold....   [tags: blindness, knowledge, mother fixation]

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The Greek Tragedy of Oedipus the King

- A Greek tragedy is one with a tragic outcome that is an inevitable result of the key character's personal flaws. It is a calamity he or she was destined to. However, is it possible that a hero’s laudable qualities could lead to his or her catastrophic fate. Oedipus demonstrates several admirable qualities that are portrayed throughout Oedipus the King by Sophocles. Compassion, diligence, and justness are three qualities that contribute to the internal struggles that Oedipus faces resulting in his appalling downfall....   [tags: Sophocles, compassion, dilligence, justness]

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Elvis Presley and King Oedipus

- King Oedipus was born and then abandoned by his biological parents, he was raised by foster parents, who treated him as their own son. His extreme obsession about wanting to know about himself is what brought his downfall because as he tried to escape his fate about the prophecy, the more the prophecy was fulfilled and things got worse for him. The story of Oedipus shows us clearly that we cannot run away from destiny since if the gods know about our future, there is absolutely nothing that can be done to reverse what the gods have foretold for us....   [tags: Biography, Comparisons]

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Attila, King Of the Huns

- Attila, King Of Huns The Huns were a nomadic, multiracial and multilingual group of tribes from the European side of the Urals or from Turkic or Asiatic descent. Their warriors would lead the women who made their homes in skin covered chariots. These chariots were overrun with and whatever the warriors would plunder from villages they sacked. They ate raw meat that they made tough by carrying in pouches between their legs or between the flanks of their horses. The weapons that the Huns used were considered outlandish and unsophisticated for their time....   [tags: Nomads, Warrior, Conqueror]

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Oedipus the King by Sophocles

- An avid reader has the tendency to question what promotes to haunt their inner most thought. Another reader is curious to what degree of uncertainty does one owe an unparalleled fear. Often an individual finds themselves in angst due to an unknowing of what comes next in the future. It is a perfectly rational fear shared amongst all their fellow men. However, what happens to be the most terrifying concept is one that only comes to fruition when it casts the dark shadow of reality. While the fear of the unknown seems to be scary, when that exact same unknown becomes known and is detrimental to an individuals current state of being, the true fear is acknowledged....   [tags: thebes, fear, truth]

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