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Doubling in Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy

- Doubling in Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy        The World's Classics version of Kyd's the Spanish Tragedy has more than fifty-three roles*. This number can go much higher depending on the exact number of plural parts the director decided to allot. In other words, the script may read simply "nobles," or "attendants" and the reader can not be completely sure of the number of people referred to. If the performing company was limited in players, there may be only two "knights" but if the director had a large cast he may send in six....   [tags: Spanish Tragedy Essays]

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Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy - The Humanist Chronotope

- Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy - The Humanist Chronotope In "Forms of Time and of the Chronotope in the Novel," Mikhail Bakhtin defines the chronotope as "the intrinsic connectedness of temporal and spatial relationships that are artistically expressed in literature" (84). That is what the chronotope is; Bakhtin continues with what the chrontope does: "It can even be said that it is precisely the chronotope that defines genre and generic distinctions" (85). In The Spanish Tragedy, Kyd layers three chronotopic zones to create a new chronotope, the "humanist chronotope," which in turn creates a unique dramatic genre, one we might call "humanist drama." According to Bakhtin, two seminal chronotop...   [tags: Spanish Tragedy]

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Justice and Revenge in The Spanish Tragedy by Thomas Kyd

- Justice and Revenge in The Spanish Tragedy by Thomas Kyd Throughout 'The Spanish Tragedy', by Thomas Kyd, there is a constant theme of justice and revenge. Justice is the supreme law of the land; without justice, a country would fall into disrepute and those who are readily concerned with the status of society would have no grounds to stand upon. Therefore, those in power venerate justice. Revenge, however, upsets the delicate balance that holds Spanish society together. Hieronimo does his best to maintain a civil attitude towards incrimination and justice, but his plans for revenge lay waste to the very law he professes to adore....   [tags: Spanish Tragedy Thomas Kyd Essays]

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The Spanish Tragedy and Macbeth

- All great tragedies involve to varying degrees the psychological downfall of the protagonist. To explicate this point it is a simple matter to draw upon two tragedies that have remained famous through the ages. They are ‘The Spanish Tragedy’ by Thomas Kyd and the filmic adaption of Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Macbeth’ by Roman Pollanski. They demonstrate the point through literary techniques like foreshadowing, soliloquies etc. and through in the case of Macbeth through the additional visual techniques that enhance the realism of the psychological emancipation demonstrate that although all great tragedies are in part tragedies of the mind and that the tragedy of the mind is vital for another trag...   [tags: Tragedy, Human Mind, Shakespeare]

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The Spanish Tragedy

- The Spanish Tragedy by Thomas Kyd is a founder play of the tragedy during the Elizabethan period since it raises important issues of this time, such as the cruel and unfair death, revenge, social status as well as allegiance to the sovereign. These topics reached the population and it is probably due to this that The Spanish Tragedy was successful at the time. This paper will focus its analysis on the scene 2 of the first act, which is a short but meaningful passage of the play. This passage, which takes place at the beginning of the play, gives an idea of the initial situation....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Thomas Kyd]

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Analysis of Hieronimo in The Spanish Tragedy

- Hieronimo is a symbol for the authority of law within The Spanish Tragedy. From his soliloquy in act III scene II, one can see Hieronimo’s ambiguity in deciding whether to pursue either justice or revenge. It could be argued that Hieronimo’s actions and concerns change throughout the course of the play by the wills of others and not his own desires; thus representing the failed authority of the law. This can be shown by analysing Hieronimo, Bel-imperia, the Gods, Lorenzo and the Law. Hieronimo’s soliloquy in act III scene II is a focal point within The Spanish Tragedy as it is the awakening of Hieronimo’s awareness of Lorenzo’s villainy....   [tags: Literary Techniques, Character Analysis]

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Characteristics of a Machiavel in The Spanish Tragedy and Hamlet

- Characteristics of a Machiavel in The Spanish Tragedy and Hamlet   To understand a renaissance machiavel as portrayed in The Spanish Tragedy and Hamlet, it is necessary to find characters from both works that exhibit the characteristics of a machiavel (Plotting, secrecy and eventually murder). This is the difficult part, as most of the major characters in both plays exhibit some, if not all of these characteristics - while neither Heironimo nor Hamlet are villains, they both rely upon machiavellian tactics; they both feign madness to seem unthreatening, then proceed to strike when least expected: I will revenge his death....   [tags: spanish comparison compare contrast]

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Hamlet: Shakespeare's Plagiarism of The Spanish Tragedy

- Some say that the essence of the present resides in the past. Hamlet, Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, as many great works, draws its deepest roots and ideas from past masterpieces. But how has Hamlet borrowed from other texts ; and with what effect . In particular, Shakespeare borrowed the plot elements, the concept of the revenge tragedy and the character traits from Thomas Kyd’s Spanish Tragedy. First of all, this essay will discuss what plot elements, such as the play within the play and the genre of the revenge play that have been borrowed from Thomas Kyd’s works, notably The SpanishTragedy....   [tags: Hamlet Essays]

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The Role of Madness in The Spanish Tragedy and Hamlet

- The role that madness plays in The Spanish Tragedy and in Hamlet, indeed in all revenge tragedies, is a vital one; it provides an opportunity for the malcontent to be converted by the environment into the avenger. In almost all revenge tragedies, the malcontent takes the form of a renaissance man or woman who is confronted with a problem - the deed to be avenged. This crime, and the criminals that perpetrated it, effect that surroundings to such an extent that it is impossible to remain unchanged by them....   [tags: The Tragedy of Hamlet Essays]

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Revenge Tragedies: The Spanish Tragedy by Thomas Kyd

- Elizabethan Revenge The Book of Exodus in the Holy Bible states that everyone should “give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot”(NLT 21:23) in order for the world to be a fair place, and also so that everyone is punished properly for their wrongdoings. In the Elizabethan era, revenge is an extremely prevalent endeavor. It is almost as though they closely follow what the bible says about punishment and revenge in the Elizabethan theatre because specific incidents in revenge plays are nothing less than “eye for an eye”....   [tags: elizabethan revenge, bible, greeks]

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The Influence of Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy on Hamlet by William Shakespeare

- The influence of Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy is seen throughout the use the ghost in Hamlet, by William Shakespeare. This scene marks the beginning of Hamlet's action towards revenge. Through the allusions of Greek mythology, death and revenge, Elizabethan tragedy is displayed in both dialogues. The ghost present in both plays fit the what the Elizabethans held about superstition. Depicted by Shakespeare and Kyd, the theme of revenge correlates between both ghosts' monologues. Both of their objectives are set on seeking retribution for a relative....   [tags: revenge, ghosts, mythology]

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Revenge in the Public and Private Realms of The Spanish Tragedy

- Revenge occurs in two realms: the private and the public. Private revenge occurs in secret with only a few people knowing about it. There is less need for justification because there are fewer people to justify the act to. Public revenge, on the other hand, operates as entertainment or a social event. Many people act as witnesses; this increases the need for justification. It can be assumed that private revenge occurs when one's motives are questionable; public revenge occurs when one's motives are fair....   [tags: francis bacon, Balthazar and Lorenzo]

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Heroes and Revenge in Hamlet and The Spanish Tragedy

- Heroes and Revenge in Hamlet and The Spanish Tragedy In Elizabethan drama, it was accepted that the villains of the piece would, because of their evil methods and aims, be revealed and punished - in other words, justice would be served. The problem, however, arises when the "heroes" of the piece use the same methods as the villains. I use the term hero warily, as the traditional hero of a revenge tragedy is one who would at first seem completely unsuited to a revenging role; Heironimo is portrayed as being too old, while Hamlet is seen as being too young....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison]

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Revenge in Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy

- Revenge in Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy (c. 1587) is generally considered the first of the English Renaissance "revenge-plays." A rich genre that includes, among others, Hamlet. These plays tend to be soaked in blood and steeped in madness. The genre is not original to the period, deriving from a revival of interest in the revenge tragedies of the Roman playwright Seneca. Nor is it exclusive to the past, as anyone who has seen the "Death Wish" or "Lethal Weapon" films can attest....   [tags: Papers]

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Renaissance Tragedy and Investigator Heroes

- Renaissance Tragedy and Investigator Heroes The role of the investigator in Renaissance tragedy, with special reference to Shakespeare's Hamlet and Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy I therefore will by circumstances try, What I can gather to confirm this writ Hieronimo The play's the thing Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King Hamlet The roots of the blossoming tree of crime fiction can be traced back to the ancient soil of The Bible, and beyond, in literature which contains mysteries to be solved, and figures who act as detectives....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet Kyd Spanish Tragedy Papers]

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The Use of Supernatural Elements in Shakespeare's Hamlet and Kyd's the Spanish Tragedy

- Discuss the usage and effects that the supernatural elements have in both Kyd's `The Spanish Tragedy' and Shakespeare's Hamlet. Ghosts or supernatural beings feature both in The Spanish Tragedy, written by Thomas Kyd, in 1587, and in Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare, in 1601. Ghosts and the supernatural `remind the characters and the audience of the constraints the past places on the present, and also the obligations the living bear to the departed' . There were many superstitions surrounding these entities during Elizabethan times....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Tragedy or Blessing? The Aftermath of Spanish Colonization

- Ask yourself: are you the person today because of the things you have been through in the past. This question is also applicable to the countries in Latin America today, and the answer would be yes. The Spanish colonization in Latin America affected the respective countries in almost every single aspect of life, politics, and economy. Therefore, the Spanish influence is an undeniable part that cannot be ignored in every country that was under the influence of the grand Empire of Spain. The consequences of the Spanish were both negative and positive to the people living in the countries after the 15th century....   [tags: Latin America, Christopher Columbus]

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Hamlet Is Revenge Tragedy Or Not?

- In this essay I will be writing about whether Hamlet is a revenge tragedy or not, I will have an introduction which will introduce the meaning of a revenge tragedy, then I will have a main body of text in which I will explain why Hamlet is a true revenge tragedy and finally I will have a conclusion. “What is a revenge tragedy?” Well a revenge tragedy is when a character takes vengeance for a murdered victim, the character is usually a family member of the avenged victim. A Revenge tragedy conventionally results in the death of both the murderer and avenger....   [tags: Hamlet, Revenge play, Characters in Hamlet]

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The Revenger's Tragedy

- The Revenger's Tragedy What type of tragedy is this. A tragedy, by definition, is a 'disastrous, distressing and very sad event'. The Revenger's Tragedy, however, does not display all of these characteristics. It is macabre and grotesque and delights in gory descriptions of blood, violence, death and murder, but it is not a sad story. It is more likely to evoke feelings of disbelief and incredulity at the plot than to cause its audience to feel any kind of sadness. In all, there are thirteen revenge actions, five without motivation, and it seems that the tragedian's aim was to use revenge as a dramatic device to arouse revulsion rather than sadness at the waste...   [tags: Papers]

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Antisemitism in the Middle Ages

- In the year of 1492, most people instantly think of the Columbus’ discovery of the New World. But in the joy of the discovery of the New World also comes the tragedy of the Old World. The Spanish Inquisition was one of the darkest periods of time in Jewish history. Christianity’s view of other religions as inferior is portrayed in many well-known pieces of literature, including one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays, The Merchant of Venice. Towering over Shakespeare’s romantic comedy The Merchant of Venice is the tragic figure of Shylock, a man who represents the treatment of the Jewish people in his time period....   [tags: Spanish Inquisition]

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The Spanish American War

- As one of America's great white fleet ships lay on the bay of Havana Cuba, people started questioning the reason of the explosion. After a couple of days, the Press was informed of the tragic accident, that could have been an attack on the United States. Once the Press was involve there was no doubt it was in accident as the Yellow Press claimed it was an attack. The sinking of the U.S.S. Maine not only claimed one of the Great White Fleet, it also caused over 250 casualties. Although the tragedy of the maine could have sparked the war, there was more reasons why the U.S....   [tags: war, territories, govern, cuba, spain]

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Comparative Analysis of "The Spanish Inquisition" and "Trent 1475"

- In his lengthy undertaking, The Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision Henry Kamen attempts to readjust his readers thinking about the infamous Spanish Inquisition. Thirty years of research brought him to the conclusion that there was less persecution and horror in the Inquisition than pop culture and historians have drawn. In Trent 1475: Stories of a Ritual Murder Trial, R. Po-Chia Hsia takes the reader on a dark journey to the wretched persecution of a small community of Jews in the Italian city of Trent....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Hamlet as a Revenge Tragedy

- Hamlet as a Revenge Tragedy Revenge tragedy was a brief sub genre of tragedy at the end of the sixteenth century, despite some clashes with the teachings of the church. In a revenge tragedy a crime, normally murder, has gone unpunished, because the criminal has too much power and cannot be reached by the law. This fact is revealed by a ghost to someone closely connected with the victim, laying on him the responsibility to revenge the crime. The revenger is usually an outsider who lacks access to the criminal, who is at the centre of a completely corrupt court....   [tags: Papers]

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Spanish Theater: Lorca and Valle-Inclán

- Valle-Inclán and Lorca have been two of the most influential and important figures of the twentieth century Spanish theatre. During their time, the theatre was primarily made up of bourgeois theatregoers who did not take pleasure in thought-provoking plays, but preferred a theatre that was conventional and contemporary. Both Valle and Lorca departed from convention and showed freedom in their style of writing, earning the reputation of dramatists of utmost importance, respect and originality, who not only brought new artistic trends to the Spanish theatre, but also embodied the signs of change and hope for the Spanish stage and society....   [tags: freedom, luces de bohemia]

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Societal Values of Feminine Propriety in 20th Century Spain

- Predominant Spanish culture implements harsher societal expectations upon women, inherently provoking more oppression upon women than men. Early 1900s Andalusian culture, particularly, restricted women of many civil rights: they couldn't file for divorce, get an abortion, or place a vote. As societal norms repress the female population, women are coerced into an inferior position of submission, compelling them into heavy dependence upon the male figures in their lives. Austere societal expectations, in addition, demand chastity, respectful etiquette, and obedience in women, wherein worldviews are influenced to believe that marriage is more of a contract rather than a choice made to cater to...   [tags: Spanish culture, social expectations]

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William Shakespeare's Hamlet as a Revenge Tragedy

- William Shakespeare's Hamlet as a Revenge Tragedy Revenge Tragedy was a genre which lasted from 1590 until 1615. The genre appealed to the Elizabethan audience’s desire for blood and violence without emotional depth. ================================================================== Revenge tragedies originated in the writings of the Roman Seneca (4BC-AD65) whose plays heavily influenced Elizabethan dramatists. Seneca’s tragedies, using stories derived from mythology emphasised bloody action, horrific incidents and ranting speeches....   [tags: Papers]

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Spanish Theatre and Its Influence in Latin America

- Since its creation the Spanish Golden Age Theatre has held an important role in the Spanish society. The golden age theatre was from 1590-1681. During this era, the Golden Age had a huge influence over the Latin American theatre world. Spain in particular saw a monumental increase in the production of live theatre. Before the Golden Age era, live theatre was non-existence. The production of live theatre became popular and was attended by both lower and higher class of people. In addition women was allowed to act in theatre plays with men....   [tags: Mexican and Cuban dramatic expression]

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The Spanish Flu in Remission

- The Spanish Flu in Remission For many it appears like there is finally reason to take a deep sigh of relief. The deadly Spanish Flu, now believed to have begun on the battlefields and in the military hospitals of the war, appears to be in remission. In the previous two days the death tolls has gone from 302 down to 269, and it today reached a remarkable low of only 17. Still the business men's advisory committee and our local Health Commission say that we must "keep up the fight so long as there is a case of influenza." The eradication of this illness is the responsibility of every citizen and does not simply rest with the physician....   [tags: Journalism Influenza Health Medical Essays]

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The Life of Spanish Baroque Painter Martolome Esteban Murillo

- ... From the studies on this trip, his works became tender and soft. 1645 was a big year for Murillo, marrying the wealthy Beatriz Cabrera y Villalobos, and he got his first important commission. During this decade, Murillo’s popularity rapidly increased. He surpassed his rival and became the most popular painter of Seville. The end of the 1640’s and 1650’s were Murillo’s busiest years as an artist, even though there were many obstacles in his life. In 1658 Murillo made another trip to Madrid, where his studies had a major impact on his future works....   [tags: academy of art, chiaroscuro]

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Love Theme in Fuenteovejuna

- Discuss Lope's handling of the theme of love in Fuenteovejuna Although from first view, Fuenteovejuna does not appear to be a love story, love is a key theme running through. It is important to take into account how this love is portrayed and how it relates to the moral of the story – if, in fact, there is one. Lope de Vega has a clear Golden Age view on this theme and it will be crucial to analyse how the era in which it was written influences how the audience perceived it at the time in comparison with a modern day audience....   [tags: spanish, spanish golden age]

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Revenge and Vengeance in Shakespeare's Hamlet - Typical Revenge Tragedy

- Hamlet as a Typical Revenge Tragedy       Shakespeare’s Hamlet very closely follows the dramatic conventions of revenge in Elizabethan theater. All revenge tragedies originally stemmed from the Greeks, who wrote and performed the first plays. After the Greeks came Seneca who was very influential to all Elizabethan tragedy writers. Seneca who was Roman, basically set all of the ideas and the norms for all revenge play writers in the Renaissance era including William Shakespeare. The two most famous English revenge tragedies written in the Elizabethan era were Hamlet, written by Shakespeare and The Spanish Tragedy, written by Thomas Kyd....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Hamlet]

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Women in Renaissance Tragedy A Mirror of Masculine Society

- Women in Renaissance Tragedy A Mirror of Masculine Society *No Works Cited The life of Renaissance women was not one that was conducive to independence, or much else, outside of their obligations to her husband and the running of the household in general. Women, viewed as property in Renaissance culture, were valued for their class, position, and the wealth (or lack thereof) that they would bring into a marriage. This being said, the role of women in the literature of the day reflects the cultural biases that were an ingrained part of everyday life....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays]

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A Sense of Tragedy in the Final Scene of Romeo and Juliet

- A Sense of Tragedy in the Final Scene of Romeo and Juliet The Oxford English dictionary defines tragedy as 1) A play in which the main protagonist falls to disaster through the combination of a personal failing and circumstances which they cannot deal. Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy because both characters kill themselves to show how much they love each other, even though that love is forbidden. Romeo and Juliet is different from other plays of Elizabethan times as Shakespeare made the play about a type of love that is positive as opposed to the type of love shown in the revenge tragedy plays of the era....   [tags: Papers]

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Hamlet as So Much More Than a Traditional Revenge Tragedy

- Hamlet as So Much More Than a Traditional Revenge Tragedy Although Shakespeare wrote Hamlet closely following the conventions of a traditional revenge tragedy, he goes far beyond this form in his development of Hamlet's character. Shakespeare's exploration of Hamlet's complex thoughts and emotions is perhaps more the focus of the play rather than that of revenge, thus in Hamlet Shakespeare greatly develops and enhances the form of the traditional revenge tragedy. The main source of Hamlet is Saxo Grammaticus' Historiae Danicae, a folk tale that has a similar plot to Hamlet; however, Shakespeare greatly transforms this story of revenge when creating Hamlet....   [tags: Papers]

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Thematic Concepts of Women and Justice in "The Revenger's Tragedy"

- The use of thematic concepts such as women and justice within the play The Revenger’s Tragedy represents the social and literary context of England in the early 1600’s. In this way, it also ‘holds the mirror up to nature’ (Hamlet, Act III, Scene ii). The playwright, Tourneur , has used features and devices within the text to aid the representation of these themes, and apply them to its social and literary context. The Revenger’s Tragedy was written during the Elizabethan Era, specifically the Jacobean Period....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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William Shakespeare's Hamlet as a Personal Tragedy Rather Than a Political Tragedy

- William Shakespeare's Hamlet as a Personal Tragedy Rather Than a Political Tragedy Works Cited Missing Watching Hamlet, an Elizabethan audience would feel many resonances with their own world. England, like Denmark, was a troubled country with much drama surrounding its political situation. Therefore, an Elizabethan audience would probably have responded to Hamlet as essentially a political tragedy. Through studying the contextual background-surrounding Hamlet, we can understand their immediate response, however, with the gift of hindsight, the 21st century audience can see through the political aspect and analyse the personal one....   [tags: Papers]

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Book Review of Pioneers of Drance in the New World by Francis Parkman Jr.

- In his book, Pioneers of France in the New World, Francis Parkman Jr., mentions a historical account of early Spanish including accounts of French. In essence the book is broken up into two main parts the Spanish (chapter I-X) French (Chapters I – XVII). “The story of New France opens with a tragedy”[1 pp 3], blood and fury would soon break out over Europe, with political and religious enmities and would soon travel over the Atlantic and concentrate in the vast new lands of Florida. Contact between the Huguenots (members of the protestant reformed church of France) and Spanish was not a pretty one, with two religions and egocentrism being th main causes of the conflict....   [tags: tragedy, cruelties, land, riches]

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The Role of Comic Characters in the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

- The Role of Comic Characters in the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare uses Mercutio and the Nurse to explore the relationship between comedy and tragedy in Romeo and Juliet. These characters, in their comic roles, serve as foils for Romeo and Juliet by highlighting the couple's youth and innocence as well as the pure and vulnerable quality of their love. Mercutio, Romeo's quick-tempered, witty friend, links the comic and violent action of the play. He is initially presented as a playful rogue who possesses both a brilliant comic capacity and an opportunistic, galvanized approach to love....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparative Critique of Kennan's American Diplomacy and Williams the Tragedy of American Diplomacy

- The works of William Appleman Williams and George F. Kennan have contributed to understanding of American diplomatic history during the period of 1900-1950. Kennan's book, American Diplomacy, offers a sharp critique with its focus on American "mistakes", specifically examining the absence of direction in American foreign policy and with the end result of American strength and insecurity at the start of the Cold War. Williams, in his book The Tragedy of American Diplomacy, pursues a different but still critical perspective by asserting that American policy was largely motivated by the "Open Door" policy, which led to the eventual alienation of countries to the United States and ultimately cre...   [tags: American History]

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Biography of Federico Garcia Lorca

- Biography of Federico Garcia Lorca Federico García Lorca was born into an educated bourgeois family in Fuente Vaqueros, in Andalusia, Spain, in 1898. His mother was a teacher and his father a rich farm labourer. He read literature and music at Granada University and in 1919, at the age of 21, he published his first book, Impresiones y Paisaijes, that was inspired by a trip around Spain that he took as part of his degree. That year, Lorca went to Madrid to continue with his studies. He moved into the Residence of Scholars (residencia de estudiantes), a liberal institution that taught according to the social, political and religious philosophies of Krause....   [tags: Spanish History Poets Poetry Dramatists Essays]

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Reinterpretación Filosófica de la Paideia Trágica

- Reinterpretación Filosófica de la Paideia Trágica ABSTRACT: Philosophy as paideia is shown here as a resignification of tragedy as paideia in consonance with several contemporary thinkers. In this philosophical reading of tragedy, noted as the confirmation of an êthos starting from páthos, the experience of suffering is a privileged instance of learning which generates a peculiar wisdom — anagnórisis. Its appropriation gives occasion for a deep conversion that may take place as salvation. Moreover, the tragical paideía is — in the case of Antígone — an exemplary surpassing of violence towards justice, and the surpassing of justice in the paradigm of friendship and human solidarity....   [tags: Spanish Essays]

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Spanish Colonization And The New World

- ... For a long time, gold was what drew conquistadors and Spanish settlers to the New World. At first, gold was the main mineral mined in the New World, and in many places, conquered Indians were given gold that they had to take to the Spaniards as rent. Failure to these expectations meant terribly harsh punishment from the Spanish. In 1545, the demand for gold from the Spanish slowed and moved onto silver. By the 18th century, however, the demand for silver declined, but by then a trans-Atlantic trade in slaves, commodities, and sugar made up for it....   [tags: Colonialism, Spanish colonization of the Americas]

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Spanish As A Culture Of The United States

- Emerald Johnson Spanish 123 Professor Haynes MW 8am Spanish as a Culture in the USA Bilingualism, bilingual education and the Hispanic population in the United States have become a very relevant topic due to the rising population of Spanish speaking people in this country. I am not as informed as I would like to be on the topic but I do know that 1 in 12 Hispanic people do not speak English. About 60% of the Hispanic population was born here and that does make a difference in the bilingualism of their culture....   [tags: Spanish language, Hispanic, Mexico]

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The Spanish Inquisition

- The Spanish Inquisition was the longest and most ruthless inquiry of faith of all time. Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Christians, and all non-Catholic religions were besieged by persecution from the Spanish government. Although it was not intended, thousands of innocent Spaniards were tortured and killed once the king and queen of Spain established the Inquisition. An Inquisition is a very complex process, and at first, seemed innocuous. Inquisitions were designated to be a series of tribunals (courts) held to push non- Catholics to repent and turn to Catholicism....   [tags: Religion, Catholic Church, Spanish Government]

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Speaking Spanish in the USA

- As a child, I had to navigate from an English speaking classroom to a Spanish speaking home. From eight in the morning I was given instruction in English by my professors at school. After three in the afternoon at home I engaged in Spanish conversation with my mother, father, and siblings. When the summer vacation came around, it was back to speaking Spanish only, and then I regained the Mexican accent that had faded away during the school year. My experience learning English was different from what earlier Spanish speaking generations in the United States dealt with....   [tags: Speaking Spanish Essay]

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Utilization Of Spanish Speech Testing

- ... The findings of the Flores et al. (1996) study found that the profession would benefit from better training in clinically testing Spanish speaking clients, and reducing the dependence on untrained translators, as well as adding key Spanish phrases to their vocabulary. Hapsburg, Champlin, and Shetty (2004) performed early research in testing bilingual Spanish speakers. The Hapsburg et al. (2004) study gathered twenty normal hearing adult subjects from the region surrounding Austin, Texas. Of the twenty participants ten only spoke English while the other ten were bilingual; the same test was administered to both groups (Hapsburg, 2004)....   [tags: Spanish language, Language, Multilingualism]

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The Tragedy Of Sophocles ' Tragedy

- ... Ergo, the tragic form transcends from the Ancient Greek era in tragic pleasure alongside the contextual mythologies that engender tragedy as a catalyst for political and social change. Integral Myth Mythology has transcended from its ancient prescientific function as a pre-rational connection to the past to become a more ubiquitous cultural identity. In modern times, myth has espoused a practical function to reinforce moral codes and justify the social order. This becomes critical for a culture in order to form a concept of continuity within a culture, promising the hope of a future....   [tags: Tragedy, Sophocles, Greek mythology, Euripides]

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The Culture Of Spain And Spanish Culture

- ... In Spain, men may be seen wearing pink shirts, boots, jackets, underwear and more. Men also are known to wear murses in the European countries (man purse, for those unfamiliar) which is not very common over in the United States of America. Spaniards are a part of the high context communication culture. In high-context cultures the behavior of people is determined by the social roles and expectations. Speaking is real art and focused mainly on emotions in the Spanish culture. Spanish communication interpretation lies in the communication context and does not need to be verbalized....   [tags: United States, Spanish language, Spain]

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The Mexican Spanish Of The United States

- ... I abandoned what little Spanish I knew. Still every school function had to be translated to accommodate the Spanish speakers or as the school system called them ESOL students. Many of my classmates and I referred to them as refs short for refugees. A ref was used to describe an extremely Spanish person. Someone who just got off the island. It could be seen in the way they talked, walked, and even dressed. It was the equivalent of being called ghetto. I often used this derogatory term to show my resentment....   [tags: Spanish language, Hispanic and Latino Americans]

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The Tragedy Of The Greek Tragedy

- ... “The tribe of prophets – all of them – are fond of money,” he says. The king has seemingly devolved into paranoia, and he is convinced that the prophet is out to get him. Creon’s fear of weakness and of others’ motives is the tragic flaw that will eventually lead to his suffering. Creon’s tragic fate in Antigone is the death of his wife and son. His fear is directly responsible for this suffering because it is fear which prevents the king from revoking Antigone’s death sentence. Antigone, Haemon, and Teiresias all admonish King Creon for his actions....   [tags: Tragedy, Sophocles, Tragic hero, Poetics]

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The Failure of Spanish Armada

- The Spanish Armada, also known as the Invincible, was a fleet of about 130 ships in 1588, in hopes to defeat England. Its aim was to overthrow Queen Elizabeth I and Tudor establishment of Protestantism in hopes to stop English interference in Spanish Netherlands. During the 1500’s, Spain attained great power over much of the world. As being the world’s leader, King Philip II wanted to convert Protestants to Church of Roman. Ultimately, the final events leading to his decision of invasion were the Treaty of Nonsuch and the continuous raids brought from Sir Francis Drake against Spanish commerce....   [tags: spanish fleet, protestants, king philip]

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The Tragedy Of Tragedy By Arthur Miller

- ... He explains to Christine that he could not say anything to the officer because things would not go well for either of them, because Ryan would, being a more privileged white police officer, abuse his position of authority, "What did you want me to do. Get us both shot?" (Haggis, Crash) Cameron, working in a predominantly white profession, regularly experiences prejudice due to his race. For example, he is approached by a white, male producer at work, who believes that a black character Cameron writes for is "supposed to be "stupid" and doesn 't talk ebonics enough to sound stupid." (Haggis, Crash) Cameron is pressured to change the way the character speaks, understanding that, as a black...   [tags: Tragic hero, Tragedy, English-language films]

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Anarchist Barcelona: The Spanish Civil War

- “What so few of us knew outside of Spain, however, was that the ‘Spanish Civil War’ was in fact a sweeping social revolution by millions of workers and peasants… to reconstruct Spanish society along revolutionary lines” (Dolgoff xii). The politics of Spain during the Republic and the role anarchism played in the recurring dramas of the fledgling government has been commented upon extensively. This paper will address factors which allowed anarchism to become a successful political force in Spain, and particularly Barcelona, as well as the power of anarcho-syndicalism and its unifying force in revolutionary Catalonia....   [tags: workers and peasants, spanish society]

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The Independence of Spainish Colonies in America

- The Spanish empire in the Americas faced huge political, social and economic problems in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The empire was stretched to its limit politically and socially with the threat of an uprising from the slave population in its empire. The economy also played a major role and the outlook was just as bleak for Spain with the American colonies drifting towards independence. Spain did not seem able to cope with its empire and had found itself in trouble with regards to mining which was at the centre of political and social systems, the military and the empire’s economic activity....   [tags: Spanish History]

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The Taino and the Spanish

- The Taino and the Spanish Cristóbal Colón landed on an unknown island in the Caribbean on October 10, 1492. He planted banners in the beach claiming the land for the Spanish throne. Colón’s perceptions and interactions with the indigenous people, the Taino, sparked the events that lead to the colonization of the Americas. Colón’s perceptions of the Taino were misinterpreted by him. His misconceptions about the Taino were built from a compilation of his own expectations, readings of other explorers, and strong religious influence in Western Europe....   [tags: History Spanish Historical Papers]

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The Tragedy of Macbeth

- In Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy, Macbeth, the protagonist Macbeth suffers from the tribulations of being an overbearing tyrant. Macbeth is afflicted by his hubristic personality, and not only victimizes himself but also radiates the agony to those around him. The suffering of Macbeth’s own people is a direct consequence of his tragic flaw of ambition, which leads to multiple misfortunate events; Macbeth’s tragic flaw, and the events that occur because of his destructive personality trait create the tragic vision of the work as a whole....   [tags: Shakespeare's bloodiest tragedy]

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Taking a Look at the Spanish American War

- ... The idea of war was mainly spread with the rapidly growing journalism industry of the 1890’s, and journalists used the concept of war and problems with Spain as a source for information, articles, and comics to sell more papers. This new craze in the industry using melodrama, hyperbole, and inspiring war oriented ideas became known as yellow journalism and captivated readers not only encouraging them in promoting war but keeping them up to date with the issues going along with it. Americans were caught up in ideas to develop global dominance and when they heard about the tribulations that Spain was causing they used it to take action and start a war that they could easily win and gain ve...   [tags: conflicts between the US and Spanish Empire]

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Spanish Civil War

- The Spanish Civil War began in July of 1936, and ended in April 1939. Spain of the early 1930s was a deeply divided nation. There were two main factions in Spain- those of the left, and those on the right. Contrary to the political system in the United States, on the left were the Republicans (also called Loyalists) and on the right were the Nationalists. The Republicans were a conglomerate of many groups that banded together over the main thing they had in common—their opposition to fascism. This group consisted of Communists, monarchists, socialists, anarchists, and many of the common people (such as peasants and factory workers)....   [tags: World History, Spanish Hostiry, Spaniards]

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From Routine to the Renovation of the Spanish Scene During the Second Half of the Twentieth Century.

- Although the case of Xirgu’s exile is, without doubt, the most striking, it was far from it the unique one. Nevertheless, beyond the absences, what will further handicap the evolution of the Spanish theatre after the Civil War will the paralyzation of the reviving experiences that, with a special drive, were carried out during the Second Spanish Republic. A paradigmatic case is that of La Barraca, the university theatre group created and animated by Fererico García Lorca (Sáenz de la Calzada, 1998), whose staging, within a concept of itinerant theatre was very infrequent in Spain in those years, they even influenced the post-war Spanish theatre....   [tags: spanish history]

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The Inherent Inequality Within Spanish Society

- The inherent inequality within Spanish society was a primary reason for the dismantling of the Spanish Empire by the year 1898. With colonial powers becoming more problematic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines grew eager for their independence from Spain. The Empire was met with strong resistance by rebel fighters from each nation, influencing a greater event known as the Spanish American War. The unfair and often racist treatment of lower-class-mixed-race citizens under the Spanish Empire ignited many rebellions that separated not only Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines, but the country of Spain as well....   [tags: United States, Cuba, Spain, Spanish Empire]

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The Importance Of Learning Spanish

- As we approach the 21st century and as the idea of a "global village" is fast becoming a reality, it is vital that we enlarge our worldview and reach an understanding of, and appreciation for, the cultures of the other peoples who share the planet with us. As cultural beings, we are raised with an certain way of giving order to the world around us. Very soon, these "cultural filters," which allow us to make sense of reality and shape it, become fixed, invisible and unconscious; they are part of our worldview which - as unique as we might think it is - rests on the shared values of a particular linguistic community....   [tags: Learning Spanish]

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Definitions of a Tragedy: Shakespeare's and Aristotle's

- In writing a tragedy, there are certain standards and guidelines to which an author or playwright must follow. One such standard is the Aristotelian definition of tragedy and the tragic hero. William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth is a perfect mold of an Aristotelian Tragedy. It displays all eight aspects of Aristotle’s definition of tragedy. It is set mainly in Scotland, but briefly in England during the eleventh century. It illuminates the ideal plot, in which the action of the story, or Macbeth’s murder of Duncan along with his meticulous planning of other murders, takes place over the course of several days in Scotland, particularly at Macbeth’s castle in Dunsinane....   [tags: Tragedy, shakespeare, aristotelian, Aristotle,]

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Causative Factors of the Spanish Civil War in 1936

- Why did the Spanish Civil War Break Out in 1936. The Spanish Civil War broke out in 1936 due to economic differences leading to divisions and a lack of understanding causing people to desire change and therefore turning to extremist parties, religious conflicts and differences again dividing Spaniards, the role of the military becoming a radical anti-republic movement due to their desire to squash unconventional change with persistent action, and also politically due to the failure of Primo De Rivera’s rule and the weaknesses in the following governments, a constantly changing governing body and consequently the reforms they put into place....   [tags: spanish history, research papers, spain]

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The Tragedy Of Antigone By Sophocles

- “Antigone” is a drama that was written by Sophocles. Sophocles was one of the great writers of tragedies during the ancient Greece era. For this reason, there is no debate as to whether this story is a tragedy or not. A tragedy is defined as a play that contains dismal events and has an unhappy ending, it typically involves the downfall of the protagonist. Focus on that last part; the downfall of the main character. If “Antigone” is definitely a tragedy, and a tragedy involves the destruction of the main character, than the drama must portray the hero being brought to ruin....   [tags: Character, Sophocles, Tragedy, Oedipus]

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Tragedy in Antigone by Sophocles and Blackfish

- Karl Marx, the German philosopher, once said “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” For me, this quote clearly describes the overarching relationship between Blackfish and Antigone. This analogy starts with Antigone, written about an oppressed woman against the fists of tyranny. That early in history woman’s rights was often taboo at places, and democracy was only recently established. Yet, Antigone went against the norm by focusing on a heroine that challenged male authority and nobility, thus making it revolutionary....   [tags: Seaworld, tragedy, impact]

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The Tragedy Of Greek Theater

- ... These tragedies were also required to be in the form of a trilogy. While only one complete Greek trilogy remains, many of the remaining tragedies seem to have once been a part of a trilogy. The contest lasted for three days. This was because it would allow one day for each playwright. Each of the playwrights presented all three tragedies and the satyr play in one day. The audiences would spend much of the day in the theater even though Greek plays were shorter than modern plays. After the three days of performances, the winner would be put to a vote....   [tags: Tragedy, Sophocles, Aeschylus, Euripides]

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The Tragedy Of Sophocles ' Oedipus And Hamlet

- ... According to Aristotle, a good tragic plot is of the hero experiencing a misfortune because of fate or tragic flaw. Also, Aristotle believed the tragic hero should be of noble birth and should suffer consequences of his own mistake. For example, King Oedipus is man of noble birth who was fated to do a tragic dead. He had also rashly cursed the killer of his father, unknowing that he was that killer. He said, “Upon the murder I invoke this curse – … – may he wear out his life in misery to miserable doom!” Just as Oedipus harbors a strong plot, Hamlet is another play with a well-built plot....   [tags: Tragedy, Character, Poetics, Tragic hero]

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Aristotle’s Elements of Tragedy

- Aristotle is one of the most important western philosophers in history that has influenced our society in many aspects. Many of Aristotle’s teachings have affected our world for many years and still continue to have such a big impact. Some of the subjects Aristotle has influenced include: logic, physics, government and poetry. Aristotle’s study of poetry mainly focused on the elements to a good tragedy. Some of his elements have been used in Greek tragedies and modern movies. The Greek play, Medea, and the modern movie, No Country for Old Men, use elements from Aristotle philosophy, while using similar and different techniques but both achieving an effective tragedy....   [tags: Creek, Poetics, Tragedy]

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A Successful Romantic Tragedy

- A Successful Romantic Tragedy Romantic tragedy can be a very successful genre to work with for film directors although, in some cases, the making of the film goes haywire somewhere along the line and ends up being a rather catastrophic rendition of a romantic tragedy. When I pursued a study of this genre, I found that there are several factors which can make or break a film, depending on how well these factors are used and to what extent they are thought through and developed. These areas, I discovered, are generally cinematography, special effects and the soundtrack, the plot and narrative drive, the characters and acting, the cultural discourse/s used....   [tags: Cinematography Romantic Tragedy]

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The Tragic Tragedy Of Gabriele Muccino

- ... Furthermore, in the plot, Tim begins in a successful stasis but then due to the fact that when he becomes more mindful, he loses all he has and dies a tragic death; this validates that the cycle of a tragic hero is evident. Additionally, this demonstrates that in the film Seven Pounds, Tim Thomas undergoes peripety through the plot, further justifying that Aristotle’s theory on tragedy correlates as well. In conjunction with the Aristotelian tragedy element, plot, discovery is also conspicuous as Tim is exposed to it....   [tags: Tragedy, Character, Poetics, Seven Pounds]

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The Tragedy And The Common Man

- ... Miller had stated, “[t]he commonest of men may take on that stature to the extent of his willingness to throw all he has into the contest, the battle to secure his rightful place in his world” (Miller), suggesting that without reason, a flawed individual is likely to make irrational decisions. When the King approaches him with a plan for revenge, “[t]o cut his throat i’ th’ church. / I will do ‘t / And for that purpose I’ll anoint my sword.” (IV.vii.127,139-140), Laertes says. Already displaying blatant frustration, he agrees to poison Hamlet with his sword....   [tags: Hamlet, Tragic hero, Tragedy, Poetics]

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The Tragedy Of Sophocles ' Antigone

- ... However, Antigone 's own tragedy was still unfolding. Through her proud and unrelenting character, Antigone is determined to give her brother a rightful burial, despite Creon 's edict. At first Antigone seeks the help of her sister, Ismene, but when she realizes the fear and submissive attitude Ismene possesses, Antigone disregards it as even an option, another example of perhaps Antigone 's tragic flaw, her own arrogance. As the tale continues, Antigone does indeed bury her brother, but is caught by Creon....   [tags: Sophocles, Oedipus, Tragic hero, Tragedy]

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Oedipus The King Is A Greek Tragedy

- Oedipus the King is a Greek tragedy written by Sophocles around five-hundred BC. The play is set in the royal house of Thebes and is about how King Oedipus, who is portrayed as a reasonable and respected ruler by the citizens of Thebes, is trying to find out the answers to the murder of the previous King, Laius. The citizens are dying from a plague that has inhabited the city with no end in sight. King Oedipus sends his brother-in-law, Creon, to the city of Delphi, where Apollo the Prophet’s oracle is located, to find out how to help the city....   [tags: Oedipus, Tragedy, Sophocles, Oedipus the King]

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Spanish American War : A Highly Forgotten War

- ... After the mysterious sinking of the U.S. Navy battleship Maine in a Havana harbor, pressures to do something about this conflict pushed the administration of President William McKinley into a war. Compromise was desired by Spain, but rejected by the United States which sent an ultimatum to Spain insisting it surrender control of Cuba. Spain declared war on the United States on April 24, followed by a U.S. declaration of war on the 25th. The war that followed was pathetically one-sided, due in large part to Spain 's lack of having its army or navy ready for war....   [tags: United States, Philippines, Spanish–American War]

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The Tragedy Of Hamlet By William Shakespeare

- ... He worries about his lack of action, saying that he is simply grieving through words without taking his revenge. Because of this, Hamlet believes that he himself may be acting as well because he is not able to conjure up the emotion to avenge his father’s death. In Hamlet’s mind, the people of Denmark have not reacted enough in regards to the tragedy that has just occurred, while Holden would simply call them “phonies”. As a way to cope with the death of his brother, Holden trivializes most things and believes that the majority of people are “phonies” because they cry over minor events and movies and ignore the tragedies going on every day....   [tags: Hamlet, Tragedy, The Catcher in the Rye, Life]

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The Origin Of The Sophocles ' Greek Tragedy

- ... According to her idea of a perfect world, without flaws strengthens Antigone’s judgment and solidifies her beliefs. This can be seen in line 55 “I will bury him and if I must die, I say that this crime is holy” and continues on line 59 with “it is the dead not the living who make the longest demand: we die for ever…” Antigone again as a romantic idealist “ wants to discuss everything in a meaningful way” regards her suicide as a noble cause. Throughout the play, Antigone’s decisions remained intact, unlike Creon, who’s had no “unified identity” as Oudemans and Lardinois would say....   [tags: Sophocles, Tragedy, Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus]

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Greek Dram Greek Tragedy

- ... For example in his play The Oedipus Trilogy, Oedipus seeks the truth about his father murderer to only find out that he is the murderer. Sophocles plays are about the folly of human arrogance and the wisdom of accepting fate. Euripides plays showed the reality of war, and criticized religion. In his plays he would place peasants alongside princes and gave their feelings equal weight. There is a poignant realism in his plays for example in a scene from one of his plays the anti-war Trojan women, a grandmother grieves over the daughter and grandson she has outlived....   [tags: Tragedy, Euripides, Aeschylus, Sophocles]

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The Tragedy Of Oedipus The King

- ... When Oedipus steps out from his royal palace he was greeted by priests who were surrounded by sorrowful citizens because of the plague which had struck them. Instantly, Creon arrives with a report from god Apollo through the oracle that the murderer of Laius should be driven out of Thebes so that the plague can end. Oedipus portrayed his concern for the people of Thebes by saying that he was going to end the plague and look for the ones who murdered Laius and punish them with an exile. Sophocles’ audience feel provoked as they very well know about Oedipus’ ancient story as he is likely to fall under the cruel punishment which he suggested for the murderers....   [tags: Tragedy, Oedipus, Tragic hero, Sophocles]

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The Tragedy Of Hamlet By William Shakespeare

- ... Hamlet reveals in Act One Scene Two that not even a month has passed since she followed her dead husband’s body, and Gertrude married his brother. There was no time for Gertrude to surely grieve her dead husband before she was in the arms of his brother. Moreover, Gertrude never once indicated that she wanted to stand up against Claudius’s harsh approach towards her own son Hamlet. Gertrude presented more of a submissive wife role in the play than a loving mother, and that assisted Hamlet to create a strong hatred for Claudius....   [tags: Hamlet, Tragedy, Marriage, Characters in Hamlet]

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The Tragedy Of Oedipus The King

- ... As Oedipus had doubts in who his true parents were, he was determined to avoid Corinth to avoid this fate. OEDIPUS: I can tell you, and I will. Apollo said through his prophet that I was the man Who should marry his own mother, shed his father’s blood With his own hands. And so, for all these years I have kept clear of Corinth, and no harm has come— Though it would have been sweet to see my parents again. (Sophocles, p. 933) This actually leads him on the path to fulfilling the prophecy....   [tags: Tragedy, Sophocles, Oedipus, Greek mythology]

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