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The Sandbox, by Edward Albee

- The Sandbox: An Analytical Research Essay The absurdity of the characters in Mr. Albee’s “The Sandbox” is necessarily apparent from the beginning of the play. The play’s length of less than 15 minutes is sufficient to ascertain that the audience need not be further abused by the presence of these caricatures of characters. The playwright captured the essence of Mommy, Daddy, and Grandma in such an efficient fashion that there can be no doubt he had rehearsed the play in his mind for some time before he put pen to paper....   [tags: Analysis, Research Essay]

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The Experience of Death Depicted in the Plays Everyman and The Sandbox

- Death, to the surrounding people, can often be seen as a horrible and depressing time in one’s life, while the same result may occur in the person going through the time period. One must remember, though, that no matter how the person has lived throughout their life, everyone must die eventually, for it is the circle of life. The playwright, Everyman, notes of the importance of having devotion and loyalty in Jesus Christ, for that is the only way to Heaven. Also, the play and The Sandbox greatly illustrate how a person near death is feeling and his emotions, while also describing the sympathy of others around him and their experiences....   [tags: Everyman, The Sandbox]

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The Dead and the Dying

- Death is what we all soon to face. It is the most inevitable event of a person’s life yet it can also be a new beginning. Death is the end of two plays, Fences by August Wilson and The Sandbox by Edward Albee. These plays differ on how other characters feel about the deaths of the main characters before and after death. We always reconcile and reminisce about the life of a dead person. The main character of Fences, Troy, had a complicated relationship with his son and had an affair with another woman....   [tags: Literary Characters]

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The Next Generation of Storytelling

- ... This is only one element that makes the products of this medium so appealing and immersive for the player. These technological advancements have given to the developers of video games the opportunity to construct stories and characters which are more believable and complex, bringing about a narrative revolution. In recent years, video games have boasted captivating and thoughtful stories, allowing the player to experience more than just the gameplay mechanics, which make them entertaining. These narratives have a similar function as novels: they can provoke the player and make him think, sometimes leaving him speechless....   [tags: video games, characters, immersion]

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The Male Characters in "Pride and Prejudice"

- Jane Austen has a great talent for developing her characters into what she envisions. Jane Austen’s effective use of character development is best displayed by the male characters in Pride and Prejudice, where the male characters are not what they first appear to the reader. Mr. Wickham, who first appears to be prince charming, ends up almost the exact opposite. Mr. Bingley, who is initially shy but friendly, grows in his confidence, courage, and independence. And last, Mr. Darcy learns he does not know it all, he needs others....   [tags: Literary Characters]

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A Deeper Meaning in Poe's Characters

- Although William L. Howarth stated that the characters in Poe’s works are undeveloped and inadequate, I believe that Poe is able to transform parts of himself into characters ad interpret a deeper meaning into the actions and behaviors of these characters. These abilities are illustrated in most of his characters. However, they are the most obvious in characters such as Lady Madeline and Roderick in “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Montresor and Fortunado in “The Cask of Amontillado,” and the raven in the famous poem, “The Raven.” In Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Poe uses characters like Roderick Usher and Lady Madeline to symbolize the mind and represent its internal...   [tags: literary genius, depth of characters]

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The Characters Of I'm Not Scared

- Michele Amitrano Michele's compassion is his most prominent characteristic that makes him appealing to the reader. Throughout the novel, he exhibits empathy well beyond his years, often making readers forget that he is just nine. This can be seen clearly in three main instances. First, when he goes after his sister when she has fallen over (pg. 4) despite his own fears. Secondly, offering to complete the forfeit in place of Barbra when Skull forces her to complete an embarrassing forfeit. Finally, and most evidently, when he takes care of Filippo....   [tags: Movie Film Characters]

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Relating to Characters in Sophocles' Plays

- A Tale of Two Cities, Romeo and Juliet. Names such as these bring to mind both plays and pieces of literature that are considered by many to be timeless classics. Perhaps the reason these stories are so popular is not just because they are well written. People are also able to relate to the characters who are often entangled in one of the many complexities within a given society. Authors such as Shakespeare or Charles Dickens are able to discuss some of the issues and problems that face people within society....   [tags: sophocles, characters, theatre,]

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Media Portrayal of Transgender Characters

- The depiction of transgender women characters in mainstream television has been offensive, insulting and derogatory. An article from GLADD called “Victims or Villains: Examining Ten Years of Transgender Images on Television”, examines 102 episodes and storylines on mainstream television that contained transgender characters since 2002. Of these, more than half were characterized as containing negative representations of transgender. In 2007 only 1% of television series had a recurring transgender character, which has slowly increased to 4% in 2013....   [tags: Transgender TV Characters]

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The Minor Characters Of William Shakespeare 's Hamlet

- When analyzing a text, it is essential that readers do not put two-dimensional character aside as they have the same amount value of a three-dimensional character. Minor characters typically serve as a plot device to establish a setting or theme. However, it is not expected of them to be interesting as the major characters are far more complex and have intentions that cause them to be the central focus of the play. To further explain, major characters are three- dimensional so a reader and, therefore, relatable, as opposed to a two- dimensional role....   [tags: Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet, Character]

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Characters Of ' Hamlet ' And ' Rosencrantz ' Are Dead '

- As a child you watch movies and the books that go along with it, not noticing the similarities or the differences between the book and the movie. In class we studied the play of Hamlet and the movie Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead. The movie put these minor characters in a major role where they are the main character. We discussed the the differences and the similarities of both. The movie added some different views in scenes in Hamlet. Such as what Rosencrantz and Guildenstern did when they were getting orders from Hamlet and Claudius....   [tags: Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet, Prince Hamlet]

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Heroic Characters in The Lord of the Rings Saga

- ... Since Sam was a gardener for Frodo he was often around the house. One day, Sam overheard a conversation between Gandalf and Frodo. They were talking about rings, kings and Dark Lords. Gandalf caught Samwise and made him Frodo’s companion. From here on out, Sam was Frodo’s sidekick and he followed Frodo through the fire and flames. In addition to Samwise, Frodo was also good friends with his cousins, Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took. These two Hobbits tagged along for the journey. Pippin (Peregrin) departed with Sam and Frodo and Merry (Meriadoc) later tagged along....   [tags: characters, group, hobbits, actions]

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Allegorical Characters in Young Goodman Brown

- Allegories appear in several works of literature in order to present characters and events to represent an alternate idea. In “Young Goodman Brown,” Nathaniel Hawthorne presents an allegory that uses symbolic characters to represent the fall of man which he supports through the portrayal of dishonesty in religion. The characters, Goodman Brown, Faith, the traveler, and the dark figure all symbolize a bigger idea than their characters depict in the story. All of their separate ideas come together to support the concept of the fall of man....   [tags: allegories, literature, characters, analysis]

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Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer: Extreme Characters

- Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer – Extreme Characters The Adventures of Huckleberry, Finn by Mark Twain, follows Huck, a young boy, through his adventures down the Mississippi River. Through his adventures and many obstacles with Jim, a loyal run-away slave, Huck changes and becomes more mature. He overcomes his carelessness and prank playing that he had at the expense of other people. Towards the end of his journey he is reunited with his old and close friend Tom Sawyer. The two once were very similar but now have many differences which are quite obvious....   [tags: Literary Characters]

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Characters Of William Shakespeare 's Hamlet

- Shakespeare’s Hamlet is about a story of a son of the former king, seeking revenge for the death of his father. In turn, his revenge affects the actions and the fate of everyone in the play. William Shakespeare uses several characters as foil: a minor character that reflects some aspect of protagonist. One of the foils in this play is Laertes. He uses Laertes to reveal several character elements of Prince Hamlet. Hamlet and Laertes both love Ophelia, prove their masculinity, and want to seek revenge for the death of their fathers....   [tags: Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet, Gertrude]

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Characters and Their Weaknesses

- Through the flaws in the characterization of his characters, Shakespeare allows their weakness to manipulate and cloud their judgment. This fundamentally leads to the outcome of the play, with each weakness presenting a conflict that alters the characters fate. Being especially true with the star-crossed lovers, William Shakespeare leads their perfect love into tragedy with these conflicts. Characterized as a young and rash teenager, Juliet is easily manipulated by the strong love she has for Romeo, ultimately leading to her emotional and physical breakdown....   [tags: Shakespeare, Character Analysis]

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Minor Characters which Shift the Plot of Odyssey by Homer

- In the epic The Odyssey by Homer, minor characters play a considerable role in the development of the plot. One may often think that a few major characters propel a story’s plot, but in The Odyssey a few minor characters have the ability to change the story completely. These characters may not initially appear to have a profound effect on the story, but with a single action or statement these characters have the ability to shift one’s focus entirely. Minor characters add a key element to the story that a main character cannot....   [tags: Characters, Odyssey, Homer]

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Character Analysis: What Motivates Characters to Make Decisions

- Many people are tempted and persuaded to act a certain way and make certain decisions. However, many people fail to recognize that every deal or decision comes with several consequences. The motivation to create a deal, which potentially has the capability to immensely alter a person’s life, seems to make perfect sense, until that person realizes the consequences that come along with that deal. In three different pieces of work, characters are motivated to make deals that at the time seem to be flawless; however, the characters come to find that sometimes their drive to get involved in the deal is not worth the consequences and overall outcome....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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The Analogous Delusional Characters of The Wog and The Interview

- The Interview by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and The Wog by Khushwant Singh are two stories with a lot in common. Some of the things they are similar in are the setting, the Indian tradition, and the character’s personalities. The settings of the stories are held in India, and they describe Indian culture as well as help you image the basic Indian rituals. Indian traditions are different than American traditions especially when it comes to getting married. For example in The Interview, the main character describes his wife and then states,” My wife is not beautiful at all....   [tags: Characters, Interview, Wog, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, ]

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Analysis of Jafar and Iago Characters with Evil Trials

- The word “evil” can be interpreted in many ways. However, most people use the term evil to describe deliberate wrong doing that causes harm to others. Within the foundation of any compelling story there is always the struggle of good vs evil. The person who possesses the evil characteristics in the story is often labeled the villain. In the play Othello by William Shakespeare, the character Iago possesses evil characteristics leading to destruction. In the Disney movie Aladdin, the villain Jafar possesses similar evil characteristics that lead to the same type of destruction....   [tags: evil characters, othello, aladdin]

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Edward and Jacob's Characters in Stephanie Meyer's "Twilight" Books

- The new sensation sweeping America these days is a series of books written by Stephanie Meyer. The series takes readers to a place where the old world and myths about vampires and werewolves are looked at completely different. The idea of werewolves being killed by silver bullets and vampires dying of holy water is simply not even thought of. As the series turns into major movies and vampire Edward is given competition by Jacob the infamous werewolf. Many people began choosing sides of whom they favored winning Bella’s heart....   [tags: Stephanie Meyer, characters,]

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Compare and Contrasting Characters in Macbeth

- In the play Macbeth, William Shakespeare does an excellent job describing his characters and their settings. Throughout the play Shakespeare connects several different situations to things that are happening with the characters. Shakespeare uses his characters to represent things, such as good and evil, and also to describe their surroundings at that time by adding details about the characters environmental settings in the act and scene. Macbeth, Macduff, Banquo, and King Duncan are the main characters in the play and Shakespeare uses them to get his good vs....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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Characters in The Odyssey and Ramayana

- In The Odyssey and Ramayana, the authors depict the characters through the eyes of their culture and civilization. In both works, the representation of men and women reflects an ideal that was sought after at the time. Particularly, the texts focus on the relationships between the main characters and the religion, as well as the main character and their familial ties. In The Odyssey, there is Athena and Odysseus while in Ramayana, there is Rama and Sita. Both Athena and Sita represent the idealistic woman which base their actions and thoughts off of their emotions....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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Characters of Lord of the Flies

- The characters of Lord of the Flies and their actions symbolize many things in reality. Most characters have a counterpart such as Ralph and Jack, Piggy and Roger, and Simon. Ralph symbolizes a civil leader. He repetitively calls meeting to attempt to restore order and to figure out a way to get rescued. An example of Ralph’s leadership is when he says "this meeting must not be fun, but business" (Pg. 76); this shows leadership because he is urgent to get rescued instead of having only fun and no organization and order....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Psychological Criticism of Characters in Othello

- In William Shakespeare’s play Othello, Iago, the villain, deceives the main character, Othello into thinking his wife is unfaithful. Although Iago’s claims are not true, Othello believes him, and by the end of the play, jealousy overtakes Othello. Othello’s jealousy is so intense that he kills his beautiful, faithful wife Desdemona due to his unfortunate trust in Iago. Because jealousy is not common to Othello’s nature, it seems odd that his jealousy drives him to murder. Also questionable, are Iago’s reasons for wanting to destroy Othello....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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The Characters of Pride and Prejudice

- In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen creates a unique environment which allows the relationship between her characters to evolve. Elizabeth Bennet faces challenges that impact her decisive demeanor. Likewise, Fitzwilliam Darcy, Elizabeth’s love interest, confronts many obstacles which also contradict his character. Darcy is from one of the wealthiest aristocratic families in England. The character of Darcy is introduced to the reader in chapter 3, as a friend of Charles Bingley. At the beginning of the novel Darcy's character is in many respects repulsive....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Main Characters of Scarlet Letter

- Actions that people take not only affect them but also affect the people closest to them. In The Scarlet Letter Pearl and Hester, Chillingworth and Dimmesdale are all affect by the sin of adultery committed by Hester. This sin has a different amount of impact emotional, physical, and mental impact on each character. Hester Prynne was impacted most out of all of the characters; she was the adulteress. She has to deal with public humiliation and the lingering remembrance of the sin she committed....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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The Characters of Everyday Use

- The Characters of Everyday Use “Everyday Use” is a short story written by a 1940’s black writer, Alice Walker. She did a fantastic job illustrating her characters. There are different types of character in her story from round to static. Her use of clear-cut symbolism prompts the reader to be able to take a deeper look into the characters of the story. When reading this story I felt anger for Dee, while for the narrator and Maggie I felt sympathy. It was easy to feel anger and disrespect for the character Dee....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Four Memorable Characters in "Holes"

- “Holes” is written by Louis Sachar. It focuses on boys who go to Camp Green Lake because they have committed a criminal act, and all sorts of things happen to Stanley whilst he is there. The four characters he makes memorable are: Stanley, Zero, Mr Sir and the Warden. Sachar makes the Warden very memorable by the fact that she is a very vicious person. When he refers to her, he describes her as a very special and unique character, like for example the Warden always says “Excuse me” to show respect, so no one can say anything back to her....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Female Characters Throughout The Play Hamlet By William Shakespeare

- The rights of women are often greatly suppressed and seen as less important than the rights of men throughout all aspects of life. Since the beginning of human evolution, females have had to fight for equal treatment and have been discussed in several types of media and writing. It is not uncommon for female characters to be portrayed as being inferior to the male characters, especially throughout a variety of literature. Throughout the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, it is indisputable that the female characters are often subservient to the male characters....   [tags: Characters in Hamlet, Gertrude, Hamlet, Polonius]

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Kurtz's Affect on Other Characters in "Heart of Darkness"

- We are always taught to appreciate the little things in life; the things that don’t seem to have much of significance at first but end up meaning the world to us. These small things have a value so great but so hidden that they are usually taken a granted for. In The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, there are a few characters that aren’t present in the book for a large amount of time but have a great affect on the story. Kurtz is one of these characters. Kurtz is introduced towards the end of the story but he has an affect on the action, the theme and the other characters development even when he isn’t present....   [tags: Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad, characters, ]

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Minor Characters Of William Shakespeare 's Hamlet

- The Importance of Minor Characters Minor characters serve important roles in many works of literature. In a tragedy, these characters are used predominantly for the sole purpose to relieve tension through humour. Although typically true, it does not apply to William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, which is a tragedy about Danish prince Hamlet and his battle to avenge his father’s murder. Some may claim that the comedic scenes of minor characters, Polonius, Osric, and the grave diggers, only serve to provide humour....   [tags: Characters in Hamlet, Hamlet, Gertrude, Polonius]

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Development of Characters in Educating Rita

- In the play Educating Rita, Willy Russell uses many dramatic devices to develop the themes and characters. By doing this he is able to build up an image of the characters and themes in the audience’s head. One of the main ways he does this is through characterisation. The two main characters (and the only ones we actually see) are Frank and Rita. These two characters couldn’t be any more different. Frank is a University lecturer in English Literature with a drink problem. He had a failed marriage and is in a struggling relationship with ‘Julia’....   [tags: Character Analysis, Literary Devices]

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Fictional Characters And Their Situations

- The desire for individuals to relate to fictional characters and their situations in comparison to reality is uncanny. Fictional characters offer an alternate reality, an escape from the distress of present life. Relative to reality, fictional characters have the capability to become integrated into similar situations that the viewer may be going through or have been through in the past. In most cases, the viewer does not feel completely comfortable dealing with their situation, rather, they would prefer to see themselves in the character of interest....   [tags: Fiction, Character, Reality, Novel]

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Flat Characters in "Of Mice and Men" and "The Great Gatsby"

- Flat characters are an essential part of any novel because they help advance the plot and foil the other characters. Curley from Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck and Tom Buchanan from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, are both examples of flat characters; the reader only sees one side to each of these characters: the callous and controlling part. Curley and Tom are both presented as flat characters and as the quintessential controlling husbands, who foil the more sensitive men in the texts....   [tags: Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck, flat characters, ]

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Humours of Two Characters in Much Ado About Nothing

- Compare the Dramatisations of Benedick and Don John in Much Ado About Nothing; looking closely at the way they speak and the ways they interact with other characters In Shakespeare’s era character traits were often represented by humours. Benedick is predominantly influenced by the sanguine humour which gives rise to his friendly, happy, optimistic and generous nature. Don John [henceforth John], however, is portrayed as an introspective, solitary and vengeful character due to the melancholic humour....   [tags: Humours, personalities, Characters, Much Ado About]

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Characters Dream of Insurance Checks in Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

- Every one of the characters in “The Raisin in the Sun” had a dream which involved an insurance check they received after the death of Lena’s husband. Lena, who is also known as Mama, dreamed to have a home of her own and to see her children accomplish their own dreams and Beneatha dreamed to become a doctor and to find the correct way to “express” herself. Ruth dreamed to be wealthy and have a happy family and for the family to have a place to call their own. It is these dreams that serve to explain the personality of the characters, provide a meaningful context for the development and decline of conflicts between them, and help the readers either admire or dislike them....   [tags: play, characters, drama]

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Deception As The Driving Force Behind The Tragedy And Its Characters

- In any piece of literature, the author choses specific element that will act catalysts for most events that occur. This catalyst often directs the piece and creates a cohesive atmosphere in which the plot can thrive. In the play, Hamlet, William Shakespeare uses the concept of deception as the driving force behind the tragedy and its characters’ actions. Though not apparent at first, deception lurks within the tragedy from the very beginning. Shakespeare begins by using a bit of deception himself when he introduces the audience to the story....   [tags: Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet, Prince Hamlet, Ghost]

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Analysis of Main Characters in Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

- The scrapbook is about all the main characters in the book “Murder on the Orient Express” by: Agatha Christie. They are all important in the book because without them there would not be a book or a story written. They all play an important role in this story, and they help make this story interesting. The first main character in the scrapbook is Hercule Poirot. Hercule Poirot is extremely intelligent, and he is most well known for his curly moustache, and short stature. He is a retired Belgian police officer, and is the most known detective....   [tags: roles, characters, scrapebook]

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Analysis of Characters in 'Hitcher' and 'Education for Leisure'

- Simon Armitage and Duffy both bring their characters to life in ‘Hitcher ‘and’ Education for Leisure’ by using many poetic devices and language techniques; these portray the characters in many different ways. Armitage uses a strange and unusual structure which makes the poem itself more tense and chilling than if it had a regular structure because it matches with the poem, this adds emphasis to the unusual topic of murder. The poem is split into five stanzas each which adds to the final part of the story....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Morally Ambiguous Characters in The Scarlet Letter

- In Nathanial Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, the deceptive Roger Chillingworth could most certainly be considered a morally ambiguous character. Throughout the novel, Roger Chillingworth everlastingly remains misleading as to whether he lies on the side of good or evil. Even at the end of The Scarlet Letter, the knowledge of Roger Chillingworth is extremely nebulous. The mysterious Roger Chillingworth, although ultimately emanating to be evil, attests to be a challenge when determining his morality....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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Popular Culture's Interpretations of Biblical Characters

- There are many biblical characters that are portrayed in popular culture through visual texts. Popular culture is the way that is most popular and implemented by mass audiences and gives insight into the ways and behaviors of contemporary society (Lynch, 2005). Jesus is described before his death in the Last Supper through America’s favorite television show, The Family Guy. Another film that depicts a segment of Jesus’s life such as his crucifixion and death is demonstrated through Mel Gibson’s film, The Passion of the Christ....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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Ian McEwan's Characters

- After reading and analyzing two of Ian McEwan’s literary works, “Saturday” and “Solar”, you can tell that McEwan frequently writes about characters who lead successful lives. Although the characters in the two books are successful in the sense of profession, and money, it appears as if they both have troubled personal lives. I think that Ian McEwan might not have such an exciting and interesting personal life, so he enjoys writing about characters that do. McEwan’s use of characterization makes it clear that these characters, for the most part, are satisfied with their professional achievements, and are actually quite confident in their abilities to use the knowledge they’ve acquired over th...   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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Dickens' Characters

- Dickens convinces the reader to like some of the characters in Hard Times more than others through the course of the novel. Dickens makes the dislikable characters embody the bad characteristics of their society, such as selfishness, self-importance and the values of utilitarianism, furthering his argument against that philosophy. On the other hand, he makes the more likable characters represent the good qualities of the world and people that he thinks need to be preserved, such as honesty, compassion and imagination....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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What makes "Good" Characters Good in "Dracula" by Bram Stoker

- In the book Dracula by Bram Stoker, he portrays the good characters as people who would wilfully go out of their way to help people without expecting anything in return. Some examples of this would be Dr. Van Helsing and his friends and people who try to help Lucy get back to normal. An example of why Van Helsing is so good is that when Dr. Seward asked him to come help Lucy when she was sick, he stopped whatever work he was doing and went to help Dr. Van Helsing was a vital part in helping to stop Dracula because he was an expert on Vampires....   [tags: Dracula, Bram Stoker, good, characters,]

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The Development of Characters in Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha

- The characters in a novel can make or break a story. In fact, some of the plot details, symbols, or themes will appear confusing or thoughtless solely if the characters are not properly worked into the novel. However, characters, when well thought-out, can also enhance a work of literature, pushing it beyond the realm of generic plots and simple, noncomplex themes and symbols. In the novel Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse, the development of Characters such as Siddhartha, Govinda, and Vasudeva help the reader to better understand the central message that the author is trying to portray....   [tags: Character Analysis, Siddhartha Essays]

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Why Are Authors Afraid For Kill Their Characters?

- Why are Authors Afraid to Kill their Characters. One of an author’s most potent tools is killing off a character, especially if that character has won the reader’s heart over the course of the story. The act is an author’s way of demonstrating the gravity of a situation, stirring the reader’s emotions, and demonstrating the callousness of a villain in the case of a murder. Death is a powerful tool when used correctly, as it symbolizes permanence and ultimate consequence. One trend I’ve begun to notice, however, is that writers are resurrecting characters that should be dead....   [tags: Character, Protagonist, Afterlife, Plot]

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The Two Main Characters as Opposites: "Flipped" by Wendelin Van Draanen

- Think for a moment if you will that you are an author – Wendelin Van Draanen, to be exact. You have just finished your 212 page young adult romance novel and are deciding what to title it. You know you’ve got to come up with an original, attention-grabbing one, as titles play a main factor in whether or not someone picks up your book at all in the book store. Suddenly, it comes to you: Flipped. It’s perfect, because it relates directly to the plot and conflict in a way that is easily understandable to the reader: the two main characters’ points of views are both accessible to the reader since each section alternates with one or the other speaking in first person....   [tags: Characters, Flipped, Wendelin Van Draanen,]

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Characters, Loyalty, and Violence in Hinton's The Outsiders

- ... Johnny and Ponyboy make it to the church without being seen, they clean the church up a little bit so that they could have a place to lay at night because it was filled with broken glass and had rats everywhere. Johnny and Ponyboy spend the whole week smoking cigarettes, eating baloney and going around the grocery store to kill time until they heard back from the other boys that everything is ok and they can go back home with them. Dallas comes a week later to Johnny and Ponyboy and tells them that everybody knows about the murder that happened at the park between the Socs and the Greasers and that they will fight tomorrow night (Hinton 51)....   [tags: character and story analysis]

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Hamlet, The Prince Of Denmark And Primary Characters Of Shakespeare 's Hamlet

- People throughout the world are constantly chasing love, falling in love, and yearning for love. In this process, a single question resounds: Does he or she love me. This question appears in numerous works of literature, including William Shakespeare’s tragic play Hamlet. Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark and primary character of the play, professes his love to Ophelia, the daughter of the king’s advisor Polonius, in the beginning of the play; however, in the midst of faking insanity in a plot to revenge his father, Hamlet denies his love for Ophelia, but later relays profuse exclamations of love after her death....   [tags: Love, Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet, Gertrude]

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Covert Intimacy Between Female Chararters

- In my observation there was covert intimacy between the male chararters. For example, one night they were on their way to a strip club. The men were celebrating Cedric’s divorce. As mentioned previously Mike was known as “the mama’s boy...” That night Mike’s mother called and he made the party bus driver take him to his mother’s for dinner instead of going to the strip club with the guys. The men made fun of Mike they called him names, teased him, and gave him some taps on the head. This is how this group of men expressed their feelings and displayed affection with one another most of the time....   [tags: Gender, Man, Meaning of life, Male]

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The Character of Freda in “The Whirlpool”

- Fleda is one of the more interesting characters in the novel “The Whirlpool”. She has two men in her life that she has feelings for, except in two different circumstances. However, she becomes disgusted by both of these mens actions later on, and decides to forget about them both and move on with her life. Although it appears that Fleda abandoned these men, she really drove them off unconsciously because the two men got the impression that she wanted something out of them that they knew they could not provide, therefore, life changing....   [tags: Whirlpool, characters, ]

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Lenina and Linda: Character Foils

- In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, Lenina and Linda are character foils of one another. Huxley foils these characters in order to show the differences not only between their characters, but also to show the difference in the societies that which they are accustomed to. Lenina and Linda were complete strangers and had never met; however, they share many similarities while remaining different. Both Lenina and Linda use soma to escape from the realities of the world. Soma is a symbol for instant pleasure, and to avoid unpleasant situations....   [tags: Literary Characters]

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Characters in "The Glass Menagerie" and "The Red Badge of Courage"

- Teenagers, it is the state which is in-between kids and adults. This unstable state is a period of changing; from small to big, short to long, shallow to deep, everything changes so fast that their selves can not handle them at all. This story is well explained about Henry (teenager) becoming more mature by experiencing real hardship of war. Through out the story, Henry’s immaturity showed very clearly. Especially when he talks about his fantasy wars and heroes, it seems like he is a kid. He dreams about things that are unrealistic....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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John Proctor: A Character Analysis

- In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, various characters, whether it is from physical trials or unseen personal struggles, experience some kind of major conflict. There are those who spend every day in fear, wondering whether or not they will be falsely accused of witchcraft. There are others who struggle with more internal trials, such as forgiving those who have hurt them. The protagonist, John Proctor, was a man of strong moral constitution, and held himself to a high standard for the sake of his good name and family....   [tags: Literary Characters]

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Lady Macbeth: A Multifaceted Character

- The play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, explores the darkest corners of the human psyche. It artfully takes its audience to a place that allows one to examine what a human being is truly capable of once tempted by the allure of power. In the play, Scottish noble Macbeth and his wife inevitably fall prey to their own self corruption. Initiated by prophesies made by three mysterious witches, the Macbeths set their sights on the throne. When the curtains open on the plot to murder King Duncan, Lady Macbeth is the driving force....   [tags: Literary Characters]

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Characters in Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

- 1. Tita Quote: "Tita was so sensitive to onions, any time they were being chopped, they say she would just cry and cry; …" (Pg. 5) Write-up: Tita is the main character of the story, also the narrator, who suffers from unjust oppression from Mama Elena, her mother. She is raised to excel in the kitchen and many entertaining arts where she is expected to spend her whole life taking care of her mother. This is following the family tradition that the youngest daughter takes care of the mother until she dies....   [tags: Like Water Chocolate Characters]

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Importance of Character Development

- In his acceptance speech for the Noble Prize for Literature, William Faulkner identified “the human heart in conflict with itself” as the only subject truly worth writing about. This means that every piece of literature should have characters that struggle with themselves revealing their deeper personal feelings. Conflict is evident in literature to make the story interesting; however, a story detailing internal conflict within a single character creates greater depth to the story. Faulkner speaks of the human spirit and internal conflict as something in which every individual can identify with....   [tags: Characters in Literature]

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Iago: A Character Sketch

- Iago is Othello’s ensign and wishes to be promoted to lieutenant. At first it seems as though Iago is motivated solely by the desire to become lieutenant, but as the story progresses the reader learns that Iago is far more complicated than that. After only the first act of the play the reader figures out that Iago is never who he seems to be. Throughout Act I, Iago puts on many façades and false pretenses, making him a very complex character with multiple motivations. In the opening scene of Othello, Iago is pretending to be a friend to Roderigo....   [tags: Literary Characters]

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Telemachus: A Character Analysis

- In the first four books of Homer’s The Odyssey, the character of Telemachus undergoes a dramatic evolution. When Homer first introduces him, he appears to be an unsophisticated youth, wallowing in self-pity. After the goddess Athena intervenes, he becomes, seemingly, a man of courage, strength, and resolve. On closer analysis, however, one remains to wonder if this transformation is genuine. The rapidity of his change in personality and the assistance he requires from the goddess at every stage in his journey suggests that he is not yet a hero in the mold of his father, the great Odysseus....   [tags: Literary Characters]

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My Favorite Character: Bella of Twilight

- Do you have a favorite character from any book or story. I do and I would have to say mine is Bella. She is from the Twilight series. She is my favorite because of her image, what she does, and she and I are similar. I like the books she is in and she makes the stories more interesting and enjoyable to read. Bella is a seventeen year old girl who is from Phoenix, Arizona. She went up to live with her dad though because her parents were divorced in the book. She has dark brown hair, brown eyes, and pale skin....   [tags: Literary Characters]

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Why We Are Drawn to the Characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

- I believe that despite our better instincts, we are drawn to the characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, in the play by William Shakespeare Macbeth, because they are very fascinating characters. Both of them are essentially murderers, and in Macbeth’s case he is literally a murderer. However we still find them interesting and we pay more attention to the inner workings of their minds, even though the “moral” thing to do would be to shun their characters and treat them as inferior. One reason that we are drawn to their fascinating characters is that they are always moving and stimulating the plot and are always transforming as characters, and us humans love constant action....   [tags: Shakespeare, character analysis]

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Pip's Development Through Character Interactions

- Throughout Dickens’ novel Great Expectations, the character, personality, and social beliefs of Pip undergo complete transformations as he interacts with an ever-changing pool of characters presented in the book. Pip’s moral values remain more or less constant at the beginning and the end; however, it is evident that in the time between, the years of his maturation and coming of adulthood, he is fledgling to find his place in society. Although Pip is influenced by many characters throughout the novel, his two most influential role models are: Estella, the object of Miss Havisham’s revenge against men, and Magwitch, the benevolent convict....   [tags: Literary Characters]

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Innocent and Corrupt Characters in Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is a classical coming of age novel that deals with a youth’s mental adjustment to a modern world. Holden Caulfield, Salinger’s troubled protagonist, has a flawed view of the world where youth and integrity fights maturity and corruption. Salinger explores this dichotomy using a variety of motifs and symbols. In this novel, Salinger denotes innocence by the way Holden views a variety of characters. First, Jane Gallagher, Holden’s childhood friend, displays innocence through her actions, and Holden’s opinions of them....   [tags: literary analysis, character analysis]

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Cheeky Chaucer: An Analysis on Chaucer´s Characters

- Cheeky Chaucer “An Analysis of Chaucer's Characters” Chaucer's Prologue is an introduction to the characters that he will soon be talking about in his short stories. It was written to combat the Italian Buchartio, and write his own version to achieve fame. The reason that the Italian version became so popular is because of how it was written in the Italian of the street people, in other words, it could be understood by the whole of Italy, not just the rich. Chaucer wanted to do the same thing, but came to halt when he was deciding what language to write it in, he thought of Russian and other languages, but soon decided on English....   [tags: popular, story, character]

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Similarities And Differences Of Characters In The Sound And The Fury

- The Sound and the Fury is a compelling story that shows different aspects of a family that is slowly deteriorating. William Faulkner made it clear that one of the most important aspects of this novel is the theme of loss. Faulkner gave the views of four different individuals who all had one main obsession, their sister Caddy, who in a way symbolizes the loss that each person endures and the deterioration of the south. Caddy, who did not have a part in the novel to tell her side of the story, was viewed very differently by each of her brothers....   [tags: Sound Fury Characters]

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Building a Character in a Monologue

- Does it remain possible to create six, female characters from a monologue written for a man. This is a challenge, which we took upon ourselves when working on Mark Ravenhills product. I will discuss further, how I worked through this task, when applying practitioners such as Bertolt Brecht and also Konstantin Stanislavski. When beginning to work on the text I was most apprehensive, this became evident early on in the rehearsal process, as we were challenging ourselves in creating convincing lifelike characters....   [tags: six characters, mark ravenhills]

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Nontraditional Charcters in The Awakening by Kate Chopin

- ... 8) The only reason Mrs. Pontillier stays with her husband for so long is because of her children. Although the Pontillier children are not major characters they help demonstrate her true commitment. Edna would rather die than let her children think their mother left them to be with another man. “She thought of Leonce and the children. They were a part of her life. But they need not have thought that they could possess her, body and soul.” (pg. 190) Although Edna was not willing to change herself for her children she was willing to die for them and their happiness....   [tags: narcissistic, sexuality, independent]

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Death of a Salesman Character Analysis

- Alistair Deacon from As Time Goes By once said that, “The people in the book need to be people.” The main character in a story or in a play always has to be somewhat likeable or relatable. Who doesn’t like to feel like they can relate to their favorite character in a story. In many cases the authors of stories or books always try to make the reader feel like they are not the only ones with problems or going through a crazy situation. Wanting the reader to become engaged in the characters' conflicts is what they aim for....   [tags: characters, arthur miller, suicide]

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Hamlet Is Not A Sane Character

- In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the title character is insane. He kills a person, sends two more to their doom, plans another’s death, and is both suddenly active and haltingly inactive at various points in Shakespeare’s play. Yes, in certain circumstances all of these may be enacted by a person of sane character, but any examination of the play will show that Hamlet is not a sane character. In the first act of Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet gives a speech about suicide, saying “Oh how this too sullied flesh would melt…Or that the Everlasting had not fixed His canon against self-slaughter…” yet contrasting sharply with this sorrowful desire for death is his anger towards his mother, whom he r...   [tags: Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet]

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Characters With Psychological Disorders: Adrian Monk and Dr. Gregory House

- It seems recently that the entertainment industry has provided America with authentic portrayals of characters that are suffering with psychological disorders. At first glance these characters seem to depict the disorders they are given in a somewhat realistic light. At closer examination though, the truth of the seriousness of these disorders seems minimalized and at times even glorified. Two characters that come to mind are Adrian Monk, of the USA network show Monk, and Dr. Gregory House of the Fox TV show House....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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The Characters in Don Juan, Marie de France, Assemblywomen, and Faust

- When it comes to defining love one needs to take into account that there are numerous variations. It isn’t as simple as meeting someone, falling for them, then getting married. These books offer an incite into the many ways a person can love someone else. From the traditional courtly love, to the vilest, greedy love, the characters in Don Juan, Marie de France, Assemblywomen, and Faust go through the whole spectrum. The Lais of Marie de France is another way of saying your about to read short love stories....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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The Characters Of ' Avatar '

- Avatar revolves around Jake Sully, an ex-Marine, who is replacing his deceased brother as a hybrid Avatar. A hybrid avatar is a human consciousness inside a Na’vi body. A machine transfers the consciousness of a human to the avatar body. Throughout the movie Jake’s allegiances to the humans fades and he unites with the natives of Pandora, the Na’vi. Jake eventually becomes the leader of a Na’vi clan as well. The natives of Pandora are blue-skinned humanoid creatures around three meters tall. Even though their appearance is frightening to humans, they are peaceful and try to live in harmony with nature and other creatures....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Characters Of The Novel ' Great Book ' By Harry Potter And The Philosopher 's Stone

- Simply created from pieces of paper, ink, and one 's imagination, books have transformed a person 's daily routines. All books can be broken down into these three basic ingredients but they are set apart by a few items. These small details separate a phenomenal book from a plain novel. A great book is not a work of luck but rather, of skill. A great book has relatable characters, develops an emotional connection to the reader, and features an unpredictable plotline. Characters are often a figment of the author 's imagination....   [tags: Fiction, Protagonist, Novel, Character]

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When Good Characters Do Bad Things by Toni Morrison

- Sula begins with serious questions within the mind of a reader. Many motifs in the book challenge social structure, and what it means to be human. Pride is apparent within the plot, because dramatic characters have pride, or belief in who they are. Characters are meant to be dramatized to provoke audience emotion. The characters may change throughout a play, but they will be prideful in their change. Toni Morrison puts the reader into the eyes of a character, allowing the reader to become the character....   [tags: audience emotions, character, ]

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Relationships Between Characters in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

- Chinua Achebe unfolds a variety of interesting connections between characters in the Novel Things Fall Apart. Relationships with parents, children and inner self are faced differently, however the attitude that Okonkwo gave them determined what kind of outcome he generated from these relations. Okonkwo looks at everything through his violent and manly perspective and is afraid to show his real feelings because he thinks that he may be thought out as weak and feminine this paranoid attitude lead him to self-destruction....   [tags: character analysis, literary analysis]

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The Characters in Tartuffe

- Jean-Baptiste Poquelin or better known by his stage name, Moliere, first began performing the play Tartuffe in 1664. The play was received very well by the public of Paris and was also performed for King Louis XIV even though the subject manner was considered controversial for the time. The time period in which Moliere wrote the play in was during the Age of Enlightenment, which was a time when people were beginning to actually think for themselves rather than blindly accept the traditional views....   [tags: Religious Critique, Hypocrite]

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Character Anlysis of The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

- “The Canterbury Tales” Character Analysis Essay Considered to be one of the most interesting and famous writings of literary work, “The Canterbury Tales,” by Geoffrey Chaucer deals with five different social groups. Each social group consists of characters that can be considered ideal and realistic and characters that can be considered the complete opposite of that. Chaucer’s incredible analysis of each character’s personality allows the reader to determine whether a character is convincing or questionable....   [tags: social, group, ideal, characters]

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How to Roleplay-by-Post: A guide to online character interaction

- An Introduction to Roleplay-by-Post What is Roleplaying. Roleplaying is the name given to the collaboration of two or more people who act out a given scenario. In terms of play-by-post, this means that two or more players write out a short story, either as the initial post or in response to new posts. Roleplay-by-post is often done on a forum board, but it can also simply be done by emailing one another, though this means that the audience is limited to the players themselves. The result is a collaborative fiction, which other internet or forum users may read repeatedly, so long as the roleplay remains hosted on a server....   [tags: Roleplay, Purpose, Characters]

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Applying Adult Learning Theory Through Character Analysis

- Abstract This assignment explores the learning theories of Mezirow and Bandura through the character analysis of Malcolm X, portrayed by actor Denzel Washington from the film “Malcolm X”. The focus is to examine the theoretical perspective of adult learning theories transformative learning and that of social learning and how they impact character learning and development. Applying Adult Learning Theory through A character Analysis The film “Malcolm X,” produced by Worth, written and directed by Lee (1992) portrays the life of civil right’s leader Malcolm X as he makes his transformational journey from street hustling, jail, and imprisonment to later emerging as a leader for social change....   [tags: Literary Characters/Learning]

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