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The Lais of Marie de France and Quickly-Budding Love

- Boom. The door flies open and a handsome knight runs into the room and yells, “Come my lady we must go now, for he is on his way”. The lady jumps to her feet and says “My love whom is on their way?” he responds, “your husband is on the way and he has heard of our romance”. The couple joins hands and quickly runs through the castle hoping that they are not seen. Suddenly the king jumps from a dark shadow, stops the couple in a sudden halt, and says, “Where do you think you are going?” With no response from the lady, the king reaches to his side and pulls a rope that releases a large bucket of acid onto the queen and her secret lover, which eats their bodies flesh within minutes only leaving t...   [tags: Lais of Marie de France, love, relationships,]

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Beauty and the Beast vs.The Summer and Winter Garden

- Most modern fairy tales are expected to have happy endings and be appropriate for children, where as in past centuries most were gruesome which is why they have been modified throughout time. The stories “Beauty and the Beast” by Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont and “The Summer and Winter Garden” by Jacob and Wilherm Grimm share similarities and differences. The two stories are distinct because of the peculiar year they have been written in: LePrince de Beaumont’s story is written in London of 1783 and Grimm’s in Germany of 1812....   [tags: literature, fairy tales, moral]

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The Life Of A Slave Girl And Frederick Douglass

- The issue of Slavery in the South was an unresolved issue in the United States during the seventeenth and eighteenth century. During these years, the south kept having slavery, even though most states had slavery abolished. Due to the fact that slaves were treated as inferior, they did not have the same rights and their chances of becoming an educated person were almost impossible. However, some information about slavery, from the slaves’ point of view, has been saved. In this essay, we are comparing two different books that show us what being a slave actually was....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery]

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Summary Of ' I, Tituba, Black Witch Of Salem

- In Maryse Condé novel, I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem, Tituba is the victim of the spread of colonial ideology. Colonial ideology is established early in the novel and plays a role throughout. Colonial ideology is the reason Tituba is a slave to white men throughout the play. Colonial ideology is the reason why Tituba’s opinion is considered irrelevant by other characters in the play. Tituba’s life is filled with lost, misery, and disappointment because of the ideology shared by other characters in the novel....   [tags: White people, Black people, Slavery, Race]

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Analysis Of Hattie Mcdaniel 's ' The Mammy '

- The Mammy The mammy role can be attributed to Hattie McDaniel’s character in Gone with the Wind (1939) that shares the same name. This role shows a black woman whose only purpose was to “appease the racial sensibilities of whites” (Boyd, pg. 70). She was “the faithful servant to the white family”(Boyd, pg. 71), always willing to service without compliant. It was a direct relation to what was happening in life at the time; not many jobs were available to African American women besides being a nanny or maid....   [tags: African American, Black people, White people]

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The Societies Of James Mcbride And Minerva Mirabel

- In today’s society, it is normal for people to defy society’s codes. However, it was a bit difficult in the societies of James McBride and Minerva Mirabel. Because of the era and area that they both lived in, it was troublesome to defy the considered “norms” in their societies. For James McBride, he lived through a time where racism and segregation was prominent in every area of the United States. Minerva lived through the time of a patriarchal society, which limited her rights as a woman. The established codes of society affect the characters’ lives by creating situations where the characters would rebel against or step outside the boundaries of the set code....   [tags: God, Family, Sociology, Emotion]

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Uncle Tom 's Cabin, By Harriet Beecher Stowe

- Life is viewed differently by everyone. Some see the positive and optimistic life full of wonder, while others see the negative and pessimistic life of dead ends. The perceptions are based on the experiences that molds the good and the bad. We see what our past has been and what our future would most likely be. Our beliefs of life cannot be changed by another’s perspectives. In Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Eliza and George are two slaves that live in different environments to influence how they react and think in different situations....   [tags: Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Slavery]

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William Shakespeare 's The Taming Of The Shrew

- Courtship in the context of the Shakespeare 's time is vastly different from that of todays. The action of a man pursuing a certain woman had to be first sanctioned by the father, or eldest male in the family if the father was not present. The woman had no public say in who she “dated” or eventually married. In Shakespeare 's The Taming of the Shrew an interesting comparison is draw in how both sides of the courting game where supposed to act and how sometimes they broke the “norm” much to the surprise and disdain of their peers....   [tags: Marriage, The Taming of the Shrew, Courtship]

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The Adventures Of Huck Finn By William Twain

- As Jane and Huck lack the ideal family to guide their development, Huck must resort to his own discretion to form a just conscience. By the development of his own moral compass, Huck finally grasps the notion that Jim is not merely property. “The society shows him the evil side, which brings Huck to challenge the conventions and establishes his own standard of justice” (Sang 3). After Huck gets separated from Jim one foggy night on the Mississppi River, Jim spends all night panicking and whooping in attempts for Huck to find his way back to the raft....   [tags: Morality, Marriage, Love, Equality]

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`` No Exit `` By Jean Paul Sartre

- Hell is Other People What is hell. Is it fire and brimstone. Is it one’s worst fears come to life. Is it an endless nightmare. Is it an eternity of demon torturing. Is it reliving the same horrible day over and over again for forever. What is hell. Jean-Paul Sartre wrote the play “No Exit.” It is an existentialist play. Sartre uses his characters to describe the setting saying, “Yes we have lots of time in hand. All time,” (43) and “... yet we’re in hell.” (17) Garcin, a character in the one act play, thinks that hell is simply other people....   [tags: Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism, No Exit]

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The Lady With The Dog By Anton Chekhov

- "The Lady with the Dog" by Anton Chekhov was a marvelous story that expresses that love can come out of nowhere. The mood of the story in the beginning was simply just a man casually looking for an affair, and he would prey on women who are just traveling out of their city’s passing by on the streets of Yalta. The mood changes from the beginning from Dmitri, the main male character, just wanting a random hook up, to him falling madly in love with this lady that came to his city with her dog at the end....   [tags: Love, Anton Chekhov, Marriage, Wife]

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Sinner is the Saint in The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene

- Sinner is the Saint in The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene The conflicts surrounding moral responsibility are outlined in Graham Greene's 1948 novel, The Heart of the Matter. The story outlines the plight of a man of principle who is unable to fulfill his responsibilities to himself, his wife, and God. Scobie, an upright assistant commissioner for the police, has little promise of improvement facing life with a small income, few friends, and a malcontent wife. As he becomes further trapped in his situation, he must choose between upholding religious and moral values or following his heart....   [tags: Greene Heart Matter Essays]

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Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre - The Victories of Jane Eyre

- The Victories of Jane Eyre All people live by their own codes of conduct. Everyone, be they male or female, young or old, has their own sets of values, which they adhere to and which are unchanging even in the face of personal or societal pressures and conflicts to give them up. In Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Jane is tempted many times to acquiesce to others' wishes and, thereby, give up her own moral standards and beliefs. Yet Jane remains steadfast in adhering to her personal code of conduct, namely to maintain feelings of high self-esteem, not to let herself be used and abused by others, and never to give up her religious convictions....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Nick Carraway's Epiphany in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

- Nick’s Epiphany in The Great Gatsby A soft breeze lifts off the Sound and brushes Nick Carraway’s face as he emerges from the shadows into the moonlight. His eyes first gaze across the bay to the house of Tom and Daisy where Nick sees past the walls to people who “...smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back to their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together...” (Fitzgerald: 187- 188). Nick’s head then turns to his side where he views Gatsby’ s mansion....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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Compare Sonnet 130 by Shakespeare and the Glasgow Sonnet by

- Compare Sonnet 130 by Shakespeare and the Glasgow Sonnet by Edwin Morgan. Poetry has many forms and styles of which it can be written and emphasised in. A sonnet is one of these forms. They mainly consist of fourteen lines, but can be set out in two different ways. One of two styles of sonnet is Elizabethan. William Shakespeare is an example of a poet and writer of this time period, and possible one of the most recognised for his work. William Shakespeare wrote an astounding 144 sonnets within his life time....   [tags: English Literature]

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Viola and Orsino in Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

- Viola and Orsino in Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare In William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" there are several relationships that develop throughout the play. Among the many characters whose interaction and misunderstanding become the core of the plot, Viola and Orsino have the most significant relationship. The way they interact with one another causes the complex conflict of the play, and as the conflict comes to be more complex the two characters turn from strangers to friends and then to lovers....   [tags: Papers]

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Autonomy vs Love in Bronte's Jane Eyre

- From songs, to television, to books, and even to newspapers, the need for love is universal. Love is an emotional necessity that even Jane, from Charlotte Bronte’s book Jane Eyre, cannot ignore. Throughout the story line, Jane is constantly searching to find love. She was looking, not just for the love of a man, but for the love of a family. However, Jane’s search for love sometimes ends up challenging her autonomy. While Jane is longing for love, she is not willing to give up her independence for it....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays]

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Analysis of woman in The Good Earth

- There is always a woman behind a successful man, and women can also contribute to a man's failure. In the book of The Good Earth, the protagonist WangLung is significantly influenced by his three women. They contribute tremendously to the inner psychological mentality of Wanglung. They also serve as the supporting base behind family structure. Wanglung were considered the masters in both family and society, O-lan contributed to the underlying foundation of the family, although not acknowledged, was a molder of their male counterparts, even superior to her husband....   [tags: Pearl S. Buck, literary analysis, men]

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Types of Love exposed in Twelfth Night

- The Merriam Webster dictionary defines love as “a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person” - however, this does not encompass a fraction of the feeling a person has when he or she loves something. Because the sensation differs from one person to the next, there is no possible way to accurately define love. However, it is possible to try to understand love by breaking it down into several categories. Humans have been pondering this idea for centuries, with one of the earliest examples being found in the Christian Bible....   [tags: twelfth night, shakespeare, love, orsino]

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The Curse Of Slavery By Harriet Jacobs

- “I asked why the curse of slavery was permitted to exist, and why I had been so persecuted and wronged from youth upward.” Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery and knew from the start that it was wrong. You can only imagine what exactly men and women’s experiences were while going through life as a slave. “If you have never been a slave, you cannot imagine the acute sensation of suffering at my heart.” Jacobs details the abuses of slavery, and the struggles slaves went through. She often referred to slavery as the demon, a curse, or as venomous similar to that of a snake....   [tags: Slavery, Abuse, Slavery in the United States]

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The Creation Of New Beginnings Through Urbanization

- The creation of new beginnings through urbanization The current review will focus on the study done by Cheleen Mahar of Pacific University in the book Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development. The author focuses on an ethnographic study that analyzes the effects of urbanization of a small suburban Mexican town; Colonia Popular in Oaxaca, Mexico. Through direct fieldwork, the author analyzes the lives of the people from Oaxaca, and how the creation of new businesses affects their lives....   [tags: Urban area, City, Town, Urban planning]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Autumn nights create love in the air and infuse hope into dreams. Through the dark moonlight sky it is hard for one to tell if it is truly love being formed, or a spark of carelessness that will eventually burn everyone to ruins in the end. In his novel The Great Gatsby, author F. Scott Fitzgerald reveals the carelessness in the upper class and illustrates their main focuses in life; Fitzgerald employs this through distinct characterization, metaphors, and a Marxist lens. The world that Jay Gatsby lives in revolved around the rich socialite, Daisy Buchanan....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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Analysis Of Toni Morrison 's A Mercy

- In A Mercy, Toni Morrison explores the notions of slavery for all people vying for a place in the new world. The cast, which bring this story to life, includes, slave owners, two female slaves, two indentured servants, Sorrow, and an unnamed free African American blacksmith. The story is told through the first person narrative of Florens; coupled with the thoughts of an unknown third person. Through this, Morrison connects a rich story that portrays the lives of those finding themselves in America just looking for a place to belong....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- In the novel The Great Gatsby, the 1920’s was a “throwaway culture, in which things (and people) are used and then abandoned” (Evans). This is true of the lives of the wealthy elite who ruled the East and West Eggs, causing the domination of materialistic thought. The substitution of money for integrity ultimately provided a way for corruption to take deep roots in the characters. The frivolous lives and relationships described by F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby depict the emptiness of the shallow 1920’s era....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Why the film The Great Gatsby sucked One of America 's most read books is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This book talks about the life of Gatsby, as told by his close friend Nick Caraway. Throughout endless drama and love affairs, Nick sees the good and bad of a man who became successful in this land of opportunity. Gatsby was a man who desperately wanted to relive the past, he was willing to do just about anything and give up anything to accomplish this goal. There is a reason this has been named one of America 's greatest books, and a close reading proves it is almost impossible not to fall in love with this book....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The American Dream : An Unobserved Rose

- The American Dream: An Unobserved Rose The aspiration to attain the fulfilment of the American Dream is profoundly blinding homosapians, gradually poisoning the people of society with false advertisement of promising reward. Depicted in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, citizens are aspired by the ideology that achieving the American Dream will gratify their life. This false ideology is blindly attacking the intellect of American Dream pursuers and successors such as Jay Gatsby, Tom Buchanan, and Daisy Buchanan....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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Analysis Of ' Metamorphoses ' By Ovid

- In Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” there are many different themes that coincide with the many different stories. There is no plot line that runs straight through this book, but rather common themes that help to connect these stories in various ways. The story of “Semele and the Birth of Bacchus” caught my attention, because Juno becomes increasingly more vengeful compared to the previous stories. When she realizes that Semele is pregnant she is furious, to say the least. She did not only take the affair as an attack on her marriage but also as an attack on her self-confidence....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, Emotion, Wife]

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The Yellow Wallpaper, By Zora Neale Hurston

- Marriage is problematic for women more than it is for men. Women are submissive while men dominant. This dominance given to men give them total control over the activities in which their wives participate. Women often occupy their time with activities in their homes and family. During the early 1900s, women are discriminated against; they aren 't expected to work. They aren 't allowed to talk finances or to make financial decisions. Women are to depend on the men in their life. Women are not independent, the jobs they have are their motherly and wifely duties....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Wife, Marriage]

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John Donne's "the Flea", a Critical Analysis

- Since the beginning of time, one of the most captivating and yet elusive of all emotions has been love. Back in the 17th century most male poets wrote about woman's beauty, while others romanticized lustful inclinations in poetry. The cliché "love at first sight," is too often idealized to be the epitome of "true love"; most poets will uphold to the prior statement such as John Donne and Andrew Marvell. In John Donne's "The Flea" Donne expresses his love for a woman without having touched her....   [tags: Poetry]

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Compare and Contrast: Beauty and Beast

- Most modern fairytales are expected to have happy endings and be appropriate for children, nonetheless, in past centuries most were gruesome. Consequently, fairytales have been modified throughout time. The stories “Beauty and the Beast” by Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont and “The Summer and Winter Garden” by Jacob and Wilherm Grimm share similarities and differences. The two stories are distinct because of the peculiar year they have been written in. LePrince de Beaumont’s story is written in London of 1783 and Grimm’s in Germany of 1812....   [tags: London, LePrince, Grimm]

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Comparing Othello and The Great Gatsby

- All tragedies eventually end in chaos; however, Othello and The Great Gatsby both begin with innocent characters thinking little about the possibility of disarray. During the climax of both works it becomes evident that the idea of order is doomed, inevitably leading to a bounding spiral of problems. The Great Gatsby and Othello both end in chaos because the protagonists, Othello and Gatsby are outsiders entering an ordered society. The actions of many characters cause confusion in the storyline, and the chaos in both works gradually impact the downfall of every character....   [tags: compare/contrast]

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Analysis of Catherine de Medici's Reign

- Catherine de Medici’s culpability for the turbulent events in France in 1559-72 remains a topic of some debate. Highly personal protestant pamphleteers associated Catherine with sinister comparisons to the contemporary evil Machiavelli which eventually developed into the ‘Black Legend’. Jean.H. Mariégol consolidates this interpretation, overwhelmingly assuming Catherine’s wickedness; the Queen Mother was deemed to be acting for ‘personal aggrandizement’ without an interest in the monarchy. Neale provides a corrective arguing a ‘dominant maternalism’ drove Catherine’s policies....   [tags: French History]

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The History of Dance in Canada

- ... The artistic directors job in to help shape new visions, provide inspired leadership and contribute to the strategic direction of the company. During this time period Toronto Boris Volkoff created another up and coming dance company and may have been willing to accept the challenge of leading a better financially resourced local company such as the National Ballet, but he was overlooked in favor of a woman named Celia Franca. She was an incredibly gifted dancer, ballet mistress (woman who directs and teaches and rehearses dancers in a ballet company) and an up emerging choreographer imported from London....   [tags: first nations peoples, national ballet of Canada]

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The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. Fitzgerald’s chosen names signify his parents’ pride in his father’s ancestry. His father, Edward, was from Maryland, with a loyalty to the Old South and its morals. Fitzgerald’s mother, Mary McQuillan (also known as Mollie), was the daughter of an Irish immigrant who became wealthy as a wholesale grocer in St. Paul. Both his parents were Catholics. The Fitzgerald family moved between St. Paul and New York depending on his father’s employment, till he was twelve....   [tags: school, novel, alcoholic]

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Good Wives : Image And Reality

- In the book Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England 1650-1750, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich attempts to highlight the role of women that was typical during this particular time period. During this point in history in hierarchal New England, as stated both in Ulrich’s book and “Give Me Liberty. An American History” by Eric Foner, ordinary women were referred to as “goodwives” (Foner 70). “A married woman in early New England was simultaneously a housewife, a deputy husband, a consort, a mother, a mistress, a neighbor, and a Christian” and possibly even a heroine (Ulrich 9)....   [tags: Woman, Wife, Marriage, Gender]

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The Rise Of Education And Education

- The Eighteenth Century was considered to be the period of The Enlightenment which supposedly saw the rise of education and equality based on the ideas of those such as Rousseau and Voltaire. As a result of these ideologies, the period also saw changes in the roles of Women within what is known as the private sphere. Despite this, I would argue that it is impossible to generalise about the lives of women in this period as there are many factors which separated them. However, this is a large topic area and so I will be focussing on women and education, work and marriage....   [tags: Middle class, Social class, Marriage]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is a novel filled with many symbolic references that reflect not only the issues/concerns of the Puritan era but also of similar issues of his own time period, which Hawthorne reveals his personal opinions on. One example of said issues evident in his work is the Puritan society’s view/treatment of women, which he appears to express contempt for through the use of his character Hester Prynne. However, even though Hawthorne appears to not be in favor of how the Puritan government perceives/deals with women, he also doesn’t seem to be willing to allow the equally involved patriarchal system to be challenged or abolished since it works in a man’s favor a...   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Women Fighting Against The Gender Inequality

- Since the beginning of civilization, the role of men and women have been portrayed by their capabilities. During wars, men were asked to fight against enemies because they had the necessary strength to combat. On the other hand, women were asked to take care of the household chores and to give birth to increase the overall population of the country. This concept of roles has been highly present in our societies. Women fighting against the gender inequality have created a stir among the dominant group which are men....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Feminism, Sociology]

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Twelfth Night Essays: Learning About Love

-    In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, it is clearly evident that the fluctuation in attitude in the dual role, situation and tribulations imposed upon the character of Viola/Cesario gives rise to a better understanding of both sexes, and thus, allows Viola to have a better understanding for Orsino. Through the love of Orsino and Olivia, Viola learns the difficulties of love from both standpoints, man and woman's. Near the opening of the play, when Viola is adopting her male identity, she creates another self like two masks and may decide to wear one or the other while swinging between the two identities in emotion and in character....   [tags: Twelfth Night essays]

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True Love in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

- True Love in Twelfth Night        Unlike the other characters in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night", Viola's feelings of love are genuine. She is not mistaken about Orsino's true nature and loves him for who he really is, while the other characters in the play seem to be in love with an illusion. Viola's love for Orsino does not alter during the play, nor is it transferred to another person.   Viola, alone in a strange land, disguises herself as a man in order to gain access to Duke Orsino's palace....   [tags: Shakespeare Twelfth Night Essays]

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Frederick Douglass' Views on Slavery

- “Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe”( Douglass). This famous quote epitomizes the philosophies of Frederick Douglass, in which he wanted everyone to be treated with dignity; if everyone was not treated with equality, no one person or property would be safe harm. His experience as a house slave, field slave and ship builder gave him the knowledge to develop into a persuasive speaker and abolitionist....   [tags: Abolitionism, Oppression, Social Class]

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Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe

- In Moll Flanders, the main character, she believes money makes the world go round. In this novel the novelist tried to show hardship and the bad luck that women breed being irresistible to men struggling women determined not be defeated by a cruel world. “Many critics and historians argue that a woman named Elizabeth Atkins, a notorious thief who died in prison in 1723, was one of Defoe’s inspirations for the character of Moll Flanders.” (“Moll Flanders”) Most of Moll’s actions are due to the need and desire for money....   [tags: elizabeth atkins, women]

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King Lear by William Shakespeare

- Two sisters, both alike in inhuman cruelty, in fair Albion where William Shakespeare lays the scene, from an old kingdom break to new mutiny, where unrighteous deeds make unrighteous hands unclean. From forth the fatal hearts of these two foes, these sisters do take each others lives. Or do they. In modern day screenplay writing, writers are introduced to the idea that one page of script is equal to one minute on screen. This same application is also used in playwriting. When Regan is carried offstage, she can be perceived by readers as both alive and dead at same time....   [tags: edmund, inhume cruelty]

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The Lady With The Dog

- The Lady with the Dog. "The Lady with the Dog" by Anton Chekhov was a marvelous story that expresses that love can come out of nowhere. The mood of the story in the beginning was simply just a man casually looking for an affair, and he would prey on women who are just traveling out of their city’s passing by on the streets of Yalta. The mood changes from the beginning from Dmitri, the main male character, just wanting a random hook up, to him falling madly in love with this lady that came to his city with her dog at the end....   [tags: Love, Anton Chekhov, Marriage, Wife]

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Movie, Film, And Tv Show

- 1) Pick a person—it may be someone you know (but de-identify them) or may be a character from a book, movie, or TV show. In the opening paragraph, give a brief description of the individual or character such as age, stage of life (child, adolescent, or adult) and any relevant background information from the book, movie, or their life that describes who they are. Hanna Marin, from the TV show, Pretty Little Liars, is a 16 year-old high school student living in the fictional town of Rosewood Pennsylvania....   [tags: High school, Nutrition, Eating disorders]

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William Shakespeare 's Twelfth Night

- William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night has many cases of mistaken identity. The characters use their hidden identity to find truth and declare love. In Twelfth Night the main characters of Violas gender identity reveal a nature of sexual identity. Violas constructing identity, manipulation and power will be used to fool several characters. As a result, both Olivia and Orsino will be seduced by a visual perception of Cesario who in reality is Viola through the ability of crossdressing. Even though this situation can cause many problems the author uses gender identity to imply that distinctions between male/female are not as absolutely firm as the viewer might think....   [tags: Gender, Gender identity, Love, Heteronormativity]

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- Books related to Othello Othello - The protagonist and tragic hero of the play. A Moor commanding the armies of Venice, he is a celebrated general and heroic figure whose "free and open nature" will enable Iago to twist his love for his wife Desdemona into a powerful jealousy. Desdemona - The daughter of a Venetian Senator, and Othello's bride. The most sympathetic character in the play, she is deeply in love with her husband, and her purity contrasts strongly with Iago's wickedness. Iago - Othello's ensign, and Shakespeare's greatest villain....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Public Shame, Private Pain

- Nathaniel Hawthorne, an insightful author of his time, focused his writings on sin and hypocrisy. Born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1804, he was the great-great-grandson of John Hathorne who served as judge in the Salem Witch Trials of the seventeenth century. His father died of yellow fever when he was 4 years old, leaving his mother to care for Nathaniel and his two sisters. Because of his mother’s grief at the loss of his father, Hawthorne ensued a sadness that followed him throughout his life (Diorio)....   [tags: Biography]

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Thomas Mofolo’s novel Chaka

- ... Nalawi, Chaka’s wife, was also generally powerless. We are not sure of Nalawi’s background, other than her beauty, where she is from, and what she did for her brother, Dingiswayo, in order to become so important to him. And of course, Dingiswayo was one of the almighty kings of the Zulu nation, so it makes sense that Nalawi’s importance to him would be mentioned since he is was in a place of power. However, while the powerful are portrayed as relatable, they are also portrayed as generally unforgiving and often unmerciful characters, who usually place the value of power over the value of humanity and relationships....   [tags: Edmund Burke, philosopher, literary analysis]

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The Feminist: Aphra Behn

- ... Writing is a way for people to express their opinions without being interrupted and it also, “stimulates you to extend a line of thought beyond your first impressions or gut responses” ("What Makes Writing So Important?"). For Aphra, writing was not only a source of income; it was much more than that. To Aphra, writing was a sense of security and a way she could express herself. For instance, Behn wrote in her novel, The History of the Nun, “Women in London are like the rich silks; they are out of fashion a great while before they wear out” Behn is using the silk as a metaphor for the concept of Woman’s Rights, because she was a very influential woman with strong opinions on feminism....   [tags: leaders in English literature]

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Frederick Douglass: Social Reformer

- ... and Mrs. Auld, he says that he found his new mistress to be “a woman of the kindest heart and finest feelings.” Douglass tells us that “she very kindly commenced to teach me the A, B, C... [and] assisted me in learning to spell words.” However, when Mr. Auld found out about his wife’s lessons, he forbade her to continue them. Mr. Auld angrily pronounced that “It would forever unfit him to be a slave.” Although Douglass’ formal lessons were thereafter terminated, he had learned the importance of becoming literate....   [tags: notorious African Americans in history]

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Iago, By William Shakespeare

- In the play Othello, the character Iago is a liar, who will trick anyone to get his way, regardless of what happens to them or how they would feel. Iago does his best to find flaws in others and makes deals, agreements and promises with people that he doesn’t plan to keep. Iago is a pure evil, manipulative villain because of the actions he expressed throughout the play, as well as the way he deceived other characters, and the compassion he showed for revenge. Iago is a character in the play Othello, that brings trouble to people he doesn 't care much for....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Jealousy, Love]

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Benito Mussolini

- As a child, Benito Mussolini always dreamed of a life in politics. Although Mussolini was a troubled youth, he became a popular figure in Italy, broke an Italian record, and started his own political party. His tools for being a dictator were: Fascism and Blackshirts. He was arrested several times for various reasons and captured by Italians. Most Italians loved Mussolini; however, he wasn’t loved enough. Benito Mussolini was born July 29, 1883, Predappio, Italy. (Benito pg.1). He grew up in a poor household....   [tags: Biography]

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Wife of Bath's Tale in Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales"

- In the satirical comedy The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer introduces Dame Alice (who is known as "The Wife of Bath") as an obstinate, energetic and opinionated woman. In addition, she is promiscuous and filled with sexual desire. Throughout her prologue she is depicted as a determined feminist who continuously argues against the belittling of women and forbidden female sexuality. Chaucer uses her tale to add humor to his works because a feminist of her kind at that period time was highly unlikely. The theme of her tale is the notion of female supremacy in marriage and the power struggle between husband and wife to gain it....   [tags: World Literature]

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The Pride of Miss Jean Brodie

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Measure For Measure

- Measure for Measure provides less freedom for woman than other Shakespearian plays given no control as an independent woman. The explanation of "Measure still for Measure" (IV.i.414) focuses on punishments and retributions as well as an obedience to transferred power. The Duke’s reign has shaped an atmosphere in Vienna fraught with indulgence and an overall disregard for the law. The Duke wishes to have more order in Vienna but is unsure how to bring it about himself so he has called upon Angelo to take over....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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Measure for Measure

- Measure for Measure, by William Shakespeare, provides less freedom and control for independent women than other Shakespearian plays in existence. Unlike other the other plays, the function of marriage is not necessarily a crystal clear punishment or reward. Union to higher power depends upon individual qualities and specific situations that are unable to be classified as fitting only into comedy or tragedy. The explanation of "Measure still for Measure" (IV.i.414) focuses on punishments and retributions as well as an obedience to transferred power....   [tags: Literary Themes]

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The Domino Effect

- In the course of four days, a mass of tragic events causes two star-struck lovers to turn from complete strangers to husband and wife to dead. This is a stunning, brief summary of the tragedy Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Throughout this play, a number of occurrences cause a seemingly unbreakable love to be separated by banishment, a sentence worse than death according to Romeo. Eventually, just as everything comes to an end, so do the lives of Romeo and poor Juliet. The main people who can be held responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet are Lord Capulet, Friar Laurence, and Romeo....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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The Queer Theory

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Midsummer Nights Dream

- Michael Hoffman does an incredible job at capturing the feel and emotions of the Shakespearian comedy “Midsummer Night’s Dream”. With a contemporary and fresh look, Hoffman gives the 16th century play a modern flavor while staying true to the original script. This Shakespearian comedy has undergone numerous transformations, being variously re-invented as a musical, a ballet, and in more than a dozen films; and every time it has been subjected to various interpretations. Michael Hoffman also had his own interpretation and adaptation of different characters and settings....   [tags: Film Analysis]

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Absalom: A Coward

- Is Absalom as much of a fool as he is brave for standing up and usurping David's throne. Absalom portrays his mark of bravery by revolting against the man who took down Goliath, but he unnecessarily places David off his thrown and gets himself killed. The faults David undergoes after being crowned king are the only instances that Absalom can legitimize his revolt and to question David's righteousness, but instead they actually show marks of David's morality that Absalom does not see....   [tags: Absalom Essays]

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The Great Gatsby

- Introduction This report provides an analysis of multi-meaningful symbols in the novel The Great Gatsby as well as the meanings behind them. The symbols used in the novel will be highlighted and described through this reports entirety. These symbols are The eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg, which is a billboard that stands in the valley of ashes, the Green Light, which is a light that beams from the end of Daisy Buchanans dock, The Valley of Ashes, and the multiple colors used through out the novel....   [tags: literary analysis, fitzgerald]

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What is Modernism?

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Helen as Angel and Rebel in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

- Helen as Angel and Rebel in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall In nineteenth century England, the lives of men and women were completely different. The women had very few - or no - rights and the man had absolute power over his wife and children. He even had the rights to his wife's income or heritage. The only acceptable way for a woman to lead her life was to be a social character, a supporting wife and loving mother, so to speak an "angel in the house". The term "the angel in the house" refers to Coventry Patmore's poem with the same name....   [tags: Tenant Wildfell Hall Essays]

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The Importance of Faith of God in the Life of Abraham

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Shakespeare's Othello - There Would be No Othello Without Iago

- There would be No Othello without Iago Though the name of the play written by William Shakespeare is called "Othello," the character Othello is not the main character, but rather Iago is. Iago is the character who drives the play, he is the one who makes things happen. Without his greed and hated, there would be no play at all. The whole play is centered around Iago's revenge and in doing so, he is willing to make other people's lives miserable. Through "Othello," Iago uses the other characters to avenge the wrong doings which Othello has inflicted upon him, and will go to any means to do so....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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The Negative Portrayal of Women in Breakfast of Champions

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Shakespeare in Love

- Shakespeare in Love How true is my love. William Shakespeare creates the readers world of wonder. His own marriage was a world of wonder. Shakespeare’s wife was young and beautiful. Her name was Anne Hathaway. She was eight years older than Shakespeare. Shakespeare was eighteen when he married Anne. They were joined in a “hand fast marriage.” This is a contract to marry before witnesses, marked by a kiss and a ring. It is followed by sexual intercourse forming a binding marriage. Romeo and Juliet had a delightful marriage....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood as an African Feminist Text

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The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson

- The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson is a personal account, written by Mary Rowlandson in 1682, of what life in captivity was like. Her narrative of her captivity by Indians became popular in both American and English literature. Mary Rowlandson basically lost everything by an Indian attack on her town Lancaster, Massachusetts in 1675; where she is then held prisoner and spends eleven weeks with the Wampanoag Indians as they travel to safety. What made this piece so popular in both England and America was not only because of the great narrative skill used be Mary Rowlandson, but also the intriguing personality shown by the complicated character who has a str...   [tags: Mary Rowlandson Essays]

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Orwells "such, Such Were The Joys....": Alienation And Other Such Joy

- Orwell's "Such, Such Were the Joys....": Alienation and Other Such Joys George Orwell expresses a feeling of alienation throughout "Such, Such Were the Joys...." He casts himself as a misfit, unable to understand his peers, the authorities placed over him, and the laws that govern his existence. Orwell writes, “The good and the possible never seemed to coincide” (37). Though he shows his ability to enumerate what is “good,” he resigns himself to a predestined state; uncertain of where exactly he fits in society, his attitude is irreconcilable with what he knows society expects of him....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Life of Malvolio in the Twelfth Night Play- Original Writing

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- Willy Loman's Lonely Character in Death of a Salesman Willy Loman died the death of a salesman. He did not, however, die the death of popular man. No one cared when he committed suicide. Willy should be looked upon with sympathy. Though he was a respectable man, no one noticed. He worked hard his entire life. He would drive many miles trying to support his wife and kids, and they still did not appreciate him. Loman is simply a disappointed, lonely, and misunderstood man. These qualities should make the reader feel sympathy for Mr....   [tags: Death Salesman essays Willy Loman ]

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The Social Impact of Slavery on the Caribbean Society

- The Social Impact of Slavery on the Caribbean Society In order for us to understand the Caribbean, we must acknowledge the tremendous social impact slavery placed upon the islands. We must not only consider the practice of slavery dating back to the indigenous peoples, but from what the introduction of the African slave trade did to the islands economically as well as culturally. In this paper let me reflect on slavery in the Caribbean not from an economical standpoint but, from the racial or what Knight calls ‘complextional mutations’ its social impact on society....   [tags: Caribbean History Slave Slavery Essays]

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- Different Interpretations of Love in The Great Gatsby Almost every character in The Great Gatsby claimed to be in love with someone. While reading the novel, one may begin to question the authenticity of any of the characters feelings. Each character seems to interpret love in a completely different way. It makes one wonder if any of the characters have any idea of what love really is. A prime example of this unique observation is Tom. He seems to think love is more of a controlling, dominating feeling....   [tags: The Great Gatsby Essays]

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The Power Of Sexuality In Maupassant's Bel Ami

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass      Illiteracy was an instrumental tool used to deprive slaves in an attempt to keep them ignorant and manageable during the 1800’s. If slaves were to learn how to read, they could in turn be educated. The oppressing class during this time period realized that if slaves were able to become educated they could no longer be useful, for it would be increasingly difficult to exploit their services. The ability to read was the white man’s power over slaves....   [tags: Slavery Literacy Douglass Essays History]

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, we learn that every character, except Nick and George, uses wealth as a means of happiness, which in turn, gets in the way of their own morals to act as decent, respectable human beings. Nick Carraway, the main character in the book, seems to be that decent, respectable human being. He is the voice of reason in the story. It is through his point of view that we can distinguish who is corrupt and who isn't. Nick even says he is an honest man, which gives him some credibility....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The American Dream in the Great Gatsby

- The American Dream can mean different things depending on who is asked. Some will answer it is the freedom of religion, class or race, others will claim it is about the ability to choose where they want to work, what they want to wear, or what’s for breakfast the next day. For Jay Gatsby and many others, the American Dream is about gaining wealth and material possessions in an attempt to find happiness. Through his novel, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald shows how the American Dream is only the concept of perfection, something that can never be acquired, but always can be reached for....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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