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The Importance of a Father Figure

- When someone thinks about the definition of a father, he or she thinks about the support, care, love, and knowledge a father gives to his offspring. Most people automatically believe that biological fathers, along with the mothers, raise their children. However, that is not always the case. There are many children across the world who are raised without their father. These children lack a father figure. People do not realize how detrimental the lack of a father figure can be to the child, both mentally and emotionally....   [tags: child psychology and upbringing]

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Victor as a Father Figure in Frankenstein

- Like a mother, Victor brings new life into the world, technically making him the father of the creature. The fact that Victor describes the creature as, “Something Dante could not have conceived”, suggest that he’s had high-standard education, with Dante being an Italian poet. However, disgusted and scared, he runs away from his “son”, illustrating the event of when a mother aborts her child. This is when the idea of the creature being a doppelganger comes into the picture; when Victor and others neglect this “child”, the creature learns that while possessing such looks, no one will accept him....   [tags: Frankenstein Essays]

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Dr. Diver as Rosemary's Father-Figure in Tender is the Night

- Dr. Diver as Rosemary's Father-Figure in Tender is the Night       Parents are the basic role models for their children. Both parents play an important role in raising their children, but it is the father whom is normally portrayed as the protector, advisor, and provider of the family. He is the person whom the children look up to when they are young and whom the daughters compare all men to when they become older. The father sets the standards for his children. If there is no father, children must look other places for this type of comfort and information....   [tags: Tender is the Night Essays]

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Absence of a Father Figure as the Strongest Factor in Male Homosexuality

- Absence of a Father Figure as the Strongest Factor in Male Homosexuality The condition "homosexuality" commonly evokes a negative impression from most people, especially in conventional societies as the Philippines. For many years most psychiatrists presupposed that homosexuality was a form of mental illness, until 1973 when the American Psychiatric Association (APA) decided to define such condition as a normal behavior. Homosexuals, as described by APA, are "individuals whose sexual interests are directed toward people of the same sex and who are either bothered by, in conflict with, or wish to change, their sexual orientations." As aforementioned, traditional societies consider homosexua...   [tags: Papers]

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Free College Essays - A Father Figure in Huckleberry Finn

- Huckleberry Finn: A Father Figure Mark Twain, the author of Huckleberry Finn, has written a story that all will enjoy. Huck is a young boy with not much love in his life, his mother died when he was very young, and he had drunk for a father. Huck lives with the widow and she tried to raise him right. While at the widow's, Huck went to school and learned to read and write. The widow also tried to civilize him. She would buy him nice clothes, and make him do his homework. The main character in this story is Huck Finn, Finn is a young boy with many problems going on in life....   [tags: Adventures Huckleberry Huck Finn Essays]

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The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls and Mockingbird by Marshall Bruce Mather

- Jeanette Walls’ memoir The Glass Castle and Marshall Bruce Mathers’ “Mockingbird” both contextually illustrate the undying love and compassion between a father figure and his offspring. In the memoir The Glass Castle, Jeannette anxiously believes that there is a monster under her bed. This results in her father, Rex Walls, taking her with him to try and find the monster under her bed so that they could face such a frightening beast together. They then check all over the house and end up going outside and Rex is bravely yelling and calling out this monster and Jeannette ends up joining him too....   [tags: father figure, offspring]

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Adolf Hitler

- “We shall not capitulate—no, never. We may be destroyed, but if we are, we shall drag a world with us—a world in flames.” The man who uttered these words was the same man who led Nazi Germany—Adolph Hitler. The question that is proposed, however, is not who the leader was, but “What causes such a mentality as this, what causes a presupposition that is spoken with such aplomb?”. In order for humanity to grow as a society, humanity must think, it must not judge, and it must understand. This doctrine should be applied in all things that are done, but especially here; one cannot prevent something one does not assimilate....   [tags: Nazi, Germany, mental illness, father figure]

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Big Fish by Daniel Wallace

- In Daniel Wallace’s novel, Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions and Tim Burton’s film, Big Fish, the relationship between the dying protagonist, Edward Bloom and his estranged son, William Bloom, is centrally to the story in both the novel and film. Like many fathers in today's society, Edward Bloom wishes to leave his son with something to remember him by after he is dead. It is for this reason the many adventures of Edward Bloom are deeply interwoven into the core of all the various stories Edward tells to mystify his son with as a child....   [tags: parental figure, son and father, novel]

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My Father Is A Father

- I have been asked what my father is like numerous times throughout my life. Unfortunately, clarity on whether they are referring to my father or my dad is needed to answer that question. Although both have played tremendous roles in whom I have become in life, they have significant differences. My father, the man who helped my mother conceive me, has been non-existent in my life for quite some time now. My dad, the first man I have ever loved, has been in my life since I was two; he is the only dad I have ever known....   [tags: Family, Mother, Marriage, Father]

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The Image of a Father in Key to My Father by Harlen Coban

- Family is a strong bond that cannot be broken. In the “Key to My Father”, by Harlen Coban, the main character developes a mental picture of his father being unhip, unfit, and does what he can to provide to his family. Marc sees his father as a hardworking man that believes family comes first, but realizes that his father is unhappy. Marc seeks for clues in which he trys to find evidence to develop emotions toward his father by being proud, curious, and sad toward him. Marc is proud of his father for helping him understand the importance of family....   [tags: father, family, emotions]

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Father Figures: Big Brothers and Big Sisters

- When someone thinks about the definition of a father, he or she thinks about the support, care, love, and knowledge a father gives to his offspring. Most people automatically believe that biological fathers, along with the mothers, raise their children. However, that is not always the case. There are many children across the world who are raised without their father. These children lack a father figure. People do not realize how detrimental the lack of a father figure can be to the child, both mentally and emotionally....   [tags: biological father, role model, children]

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The Dead Father

- The Dead Father Jerome Klinkowitzís remarkably insightful review of Donald Barthelmeís work begins with an anecdote about an evening they spent together in Greenwich Village (Barthelmeís home for most of his life as a writer), and how a perfectly Freudian remark by Barthelmeís wife put a stop to the writerís boorish mood:ìëWhy Donald,í she said, ëyour fatherís is bigger than yours.íShe was referring to their respective biosin Whoís Who in America.î It is Klinkowitz's well-argued contention that Barthelmeís mid-career novel The Dead Father (1975) not only represents the high-water mark of his skill as a technical master of postmodern prose, but that it also embodies the central neurosis/in...   [tags: The Dead Father Donald Barthelmeis Essays]

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My Father Is The Head Of The Household

- ... Not only was my best friend taken away from me, but I also knew the responsibility that was about to be put on my shoulders because of this. Now, I really can’t enjoy my college years the way I wish I could have. My mother completely lost it when she heard the news about my dad. She had just overcome the fright of my sister’s diagnosis and now she had a whole different situation to stress over. This would mean that she would be the new head of the household and that I would have to help her pay for bills, something that she never wanted to ask me for....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Parent]

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Piggy as the Adult Figure of Lord of the Flies

- Piggy as the Adult Figure of Lord of the Flies In the most dire situations, some children are able to put aside their childish behaviours and become a mature adult figure, one who takes the right actions and makes mature decisions. According to the National Institutes of Health, only a certain few children are able to act maturely in situations; the other completely normal children are not able to take it seriously. Even though some people think that a child who acts adult-like is not any different than the other children, being adult-like can be very important and useful in many situations, including ones without any parental supervision....   [tags: childish behavior, civilization, justice]

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Figure of the Hero

- The figure of the hero is something that is an integral part of all religions, mythologies, and literature throughout the world. No matter what, these heroes convey a strong sense of the mentality of humanity. In literature, the figure of the epic and tragic hero is brilliantly depicted specifically in both The Epic of Gilgamesh and Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a way that maintains relevance over time. According to Reference.com, an epic hero can be described as a “larger than life figure from a history or legend, usually favored by or even partially descended from deities, but aligned more closely with mortal figures in popular portrayals....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Searching for Father

- The essay “My Father’s Son” written by Jim Fergus, Nick Lyons’ essay entitled “Finding Father”, “Every time I Spill Red Wine I Panic” written by Stratis Haviaras and the poem “My Father” by Peter Oresick all had a similar underlying theme; A sons loss of a father at an early age, the search for the guidance of their father. So, when a father is not present, where does a boy turn to for that guidance. A mother can only understand what her son is going through to a certain degree. When a young boy loses a father at an early age he does not have the chance to get to know who is father is, so he begins to search for an identity of his father....   [tags: Family]

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Father and Son

- The relationship between a father and a son is not solely filled with love but one that can create pain and the sense of longing. This relationship assists in making a boy recognize right from wrong. The author of In Our Time, Ernest Hemingway, cleverly uses short stories to create Nick Adams, a fictional character whose life is analogous to Hemingway himself. Salman Rushdie also writes in parallel to his situations. However, he uses a different approach in his writing style to show the adventure of the protagonist in Haroun and the Sea Of Stories....   [tags: relationship, Rushide, Hemingway]

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The Absent Father

- Parenting is an oddly cold, even generic, word. It is perhaps the product of a politically correct world, meant to encompass both "mothering" and "fathering (Grant)". Single parent means a person who has a dependent child or dependent children and who is widowed, divorced, or unmarried ("Single Parent."). The disruption of families has a harmful effect on the children. Single parenting is gradually taking over our society in terms of marriage. Single parenting has produced successful individuals but that does not mean they are not facing problems that needs the help of the society....   [tags: divorse, children, lesbians, gays]

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The Many Father Figures of Treasure Island

- Fathers are men who help to shape and mold children, youth, and young adults into the adults they become. Some fathers are biological, but many are men that are introduced through daily interactions and occurrences. The father figure may have a positive or negative impact on the child. This is true with the character Jim Hawkins from Treasure Island. Many characters guide his growth throughout the book with good and bad traits. He looks for a father because his own father is not a factor in his life....   [tags: identify, pattern, surroundings, guidance]

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Stonewall Jackson the Great U.S. Military Figure

- ... Cummins had been known for his partying and drinking habits. Because of this, many people believe Stonewall was affected negatively. In reality, Cummins pushed a strong work ethic on Stonewall. Cummins led Stonewall into a difficult, hard nosed farm life. As Stonewall grew, his previously taught work ethic played key roles in his life. Because of this strong work ethic, we now know Stonewall Jackson as an outstanding military leader led gave a military leadership to the Confederacy during the American Civil War....   [tags: american civil war, respectable man]

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Approaches to the Figure of 'Divine' Wisdom in the Book of Proverbs

- ... Women may also understand the scriptures from only the male point of view and therefore they may believe they are irrelevant to their ways of understanding their context, such as approaching their environment with a sense of care, respect and intuitive reasoning. However, this feminist approach is also questionable as their understanding heavily relies upon the grammatical gender nuance associated with the words Wisdom and Sophia as well as the Israelites appropriation of goddess language to support their argument....   [tags: feminist theology]

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The True Father of Huck Finn

- One critic has said that Jim is Huck’s “true father.” Discuss what this means. Include what Jim taught Huck. A “true father” can be described as one who displays paternal qualities, substituting an individual’s real, less nurturing father. This figure can be anyone that spends a lot of time with a younger individual, becoming a role model for him or her. In the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain presents many leading figures that impact Huck’s life, including Pap, the Duke, the Dauphin, and Jim....   [tags: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain]

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Sigmund Freud : A Father Of Psychology

- One of the many definitions of father is an important figure in the origin and early history of something. Therefore it is incredibly fitting to call Sigmund Freud a father of psychology. From an early age Freud 's obvious intelligence hinted that an impressive future was ahead of him. In in addition to an extremely awe-inspiring childhood Freud also had an equally impressive adult adult life with the publication of over 320 books, articles and essays along with the title as father behind countless theories in modern-day psychology including The Conscious and Unconscious Mind, The Id, Ego and Superego, Life and Death Instincts, and Psychosexual Development....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, Unconscious mind, Psychology]

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Relationship Between A Mother And A Father

- ... Children were precious, yes, but love was out of the question. As many ex-slave parents would say, “Don 't love nothing” (Morrison 54). This wisdom was especially true for men searching to build a family after slavery. Some were entering into a family where kids were already in the picture. Loving the child of another man is more difficult than loving your own. With a man’s own children, slavery had already left a lasting impression. Many had fathered children from bondage and never gotten the chance to have any interaction with them....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States, Mother]

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Sense and Domain for Father

- Saeed defines sense as “the semantic links between elements within the vocabulary system is an aspect of their sense, or meaning.” In dictionary, father is defined as “a male parent in relation to his natural child or children.” This meaning is derived from the (nuclear) family view of parent and children relation. Then, what is a family. According to dictionary, family means “a group consisting of parents and children living together in a household.” In this sense, father is a important participant in the parents and the family domain....   [tags: Language]

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Like Father Like Son

- THESIS STATEMENT Throughout the epic the Odyssey the theme like father like son is demonstrated through Telemachus following in his father’s (Odysseus) footsteps. PURPOSE STATEMENT It is evident that through extensive research on the Odyssey, Telemachus evolves into a character similar to his father Odysseus in this epic. INTRODUCTION Imagine ten grueling years of constant bloodbath at war. After all that horror facing journeying on vicious waters: battling a sea monster, traveling to the underworld, and angry gods attempting to wreak havoc everywhere you go....   [tags: Character Analysis, Telemachus, Odysseus]

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My Father

- From the tyrant lands of thriving Communism to the cerulean sea of unknown uncertainty, my father entered a new country with a limited suitcase and a great supply of reckless anticipation. However, in attaining the innumerable opportunities offered in the bountiful lands of unquestionable freedom and promised liberty, the prospect of convenience subsided in order to accommodate the dire need to implement the survival skills essential to enduring the hindrances of a foreign place: learning a different language, adapting to an unknown surrounding, and assimilating into an unfamiliar culture....   [tags: American Dream, Personal Narrative]

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My Father

- It was a cold winter’s night when I heard a loud knock on my door. My father who was an accountant was still awake working on some left over work from the previous day. I was able to sneak down the long dark hall way and peek around the corner and down the stairs just in time to see him answer the door. I was unable to make out the dark shadow that stood in the door way for the porch light was about to die flickering on and off like it was ill. I listened closely as my father talked to this mysterious person both had hushed voices....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Father and Son in The Road and The Pursuit of Happyness

- English ISU Essay Draft The relationship between a father and his son can be articulated as without a doubt the most significant relationship that a man can have throughout the duration of his life. To a further extent the relationship between a father and a son can be more than just a simple companionship. Just like a clown fish and a sea anemone, both father and son will rely on each other in order to survive the struggles of their everyday lives. Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and Gabriele Muccino’s The Pursuit of Happyness both depict a story between a father and son using each other as a means of survival when faced with adversity....   [tags: Gabriele Muccino, Cormac McCarthy, relationship]

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Female Subjectivity in Blood and Guts in High School by Kahty Acker

- Female subjectivity is a prominent theme throughout Acker’s novel Blood and Guts in High School. The subjectivity that Janey, the protagonist, observes and experiences, consciously and subconsciously, plays an important role on how she identifies herself and characterizes others around her. Janey is introduced in the novel as a 10 year old girl and the reader is allowed to follow her up until her death at age 14. Thus the reader sees how her young, impressionable mind is corrupted over time and how these experiences and observations not only rob her of an innocent youth but ultimately control her....   [tags: janey, maternal figure]

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Freud and Jung's Father/Son Relationship

- Freud&Jung Introduction The relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud began in 1906 when Jung sent Freud a signed copy of his published studies. Unknown to Jung, Freud had already purchased his own copy of the book after hearing how favorably his name figured into the writings. Six months later, Freud sent a collection of his latest published essays to Jung in Zürich.(The Well-Documented Friendship of Carl Jung & Sigmund Freud, 2014,p.1) When the two were finally able to meet in 1907 in Vienna, they sat and talked for thirteen hours straight.(Carr, J., 2012)....   [tags: letters, anti-semitism, psychology]

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Malcolm X : Life Of An International Figure

- The Autobiography of Malcolm X follows the life of an international figure, Malcolm X. During Malcolm’s life he faces the hard facts that no matter how smart and intelligent he is, he will never be held above even the least intelligent white. Blacks are allowed success but only to a certain point. That point declares that Blacks can never infringe on the success of Whites, and when they do so, their ideas, aspirations, and intelligence will be shot down into the racial stereotypes this society has be known to understand....   [tags: White people, Racism, Black people, Race]

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The Krater Ceramic And Red Figure Greek

- We have extremely so much of artwork from classical society that embassies’ and encourage artist today. Majority of art reveals the cultural of the people the way they lived. How they survived, what they went through that we do not go through now. Artists see that and take from it making an interesting piece of artwork. This is inspiration for them to make something that we can relive. The piece of artwork that I have chosen is the Krater ceramic and red-figure Greek earlier classical 470-460 BCE....   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Greek mythology, Achilles]

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Carl Jung, A Huge Figure in Psychology

- Carl Jung, one of the largest figures in 20th century psychology, was born on July 26th, 1875, to Paul Achilles Jung and Emilie Jung in Switzerland. According to Barbara Hannah, “Jung belonged organically to Switzerland, just as much as its famous mountains, and was just as much rooted in Swiss soil.” (Hannah, 1997) The Swiss’ famous reluctance to engage in wars fostered a culture where people looked more to their own issues rather than those of foreign lands. According to Jung, “We have a tolerable social order in Switzerland because we fight among ourselves.” (Hannah, 1997) Jung’s family had a strong religious background: his father was a reverend, and his maternal grandfather was a theol...   [tags: freud, dream analysis, collective unconscious, ]

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A Phenomenal Figure: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

- A Phenomenal Figure: Jean-Jacques Rousseau The enlightenment era was a time where many philosophers lived. Their works helped benefit society and the bewilderment the state lived in. In this era, enlightenment thinkers were identified to give basis to philosophy that was independent from tradition, culture and religion. These philosophers were known to have written theories on politics, education, society, nature, nurture, etc. A critical philosopher from that era who attacked all these ideas and many more was Jean Jacques Rousseau....   [tags: Philosohpy]

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The Hooded Figure

- The Hooded Figure A musty wet cloud of deadness was all about the chamber as a hooded figure stepped into the chamber. In the middle of the chamber was a huge fountain. The fountain had a mysterious glow that came from the ceiling. The hooded figure stopped just before the fountain, confused about which path to take for there were four paths in any of the four cardinal directions. The hooded figure came to it stopped and turned circles in his mind about which [path to take. The figure decided to take a short nap and decide in a moment....   [tags: miscellaneous]

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Cholly as the Father that Was Not There in The Bluest Eye

- "Father of mine, tell me where have you been. You know I just closed my eyes, and my whole world disappeared." These are words sung by the singer Art Alexakis of the band Everclear. Alexakis grows up and experiences life without a father to guide him. Although Alexakis becomes a successful musician, he lives his life with a void left by his father. Toni Morrison presents an extreme view of life without a father in The Bluest Eye. His incapability of showing love and feeling are shown through his interaction with those closest to him: his wife and children....   [tags: The Bluest Eye Essays]

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Separation of Father and Son in Genesis

- "Who is YHWH. However we interpret it, the Name of God means ultimate dominion: He-Whom-There-Is-No-Escaping." ~Thomas Cahill, The Gifts of the Jews1 Ultimate dominion, that God’s rule is final, is the heart and soul of the Book of Genesis. In the beginning there was God; later, God created man (Gen. 1.1, 1.27).2 But how does God’s ultimate dominion affect the relationship that develops between God and man. Several times in Genesis God makes a covenant with man (Gen. 6.18, 17.2-8, 28.13-14)....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays]

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I Wanted to Share My Father’s World

- Although single parenthood is on the rise in homes today, children still often have a father role in their life. It does not matter who the part is filled by: a father, uncle, older brother, grandfather, etc...; in almost all cases, those relationships between the father (figure) and child have lasting impacts on the youth the rest of their lives. In “I Wanted to Share My Father’s World,” Jimmy Carter tells the audience no matter the situation with a father, hold onto every moment. As Carter opens the poem, he tells how at this point in his life, he still has this essential want for things his own father presented him growing up....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Jimmy Carter]

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Father Flynn in John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt

- It is difficult to make the decision if Father Flynn is innocent or guilty. In John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt; a parable, he eclipses the truth very well. The scenes about the toy, the camping trip and the undershirt cause much confusion; causing the audience to go back and forth in their minds and doubt Father Flynn. Law says that people are innocent until proven guilty although; realistically, everyone knows that people are guilty until proven innocent. It is very possible that Father Fynn is only helping Donald, because he is less fortunate than the other students at his school; and it is also very possible that he is hurting the child by molesting him....   [tags: John Patrick Shanley, Doubt]

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Thomas Jefferson: The Founding Father of the Greatest Country

- Thomas Jefferson, the founding father of the greatest country. One of the most important, respected and a popular figure in the history of America. He was the first United States Secretary of State, as well as the author of “declaration of independence”. The man of many success, Governor of my home state Virginia. Finally, yet importantly the third president of the United States of America. His vision for America happened to be uniquely different from many other founders and presidents of this country....   [tags: author of the US declaration of independence]

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Coping With Father's Death

- Three years ago, on December 14, I awoke to the sound of a man with an unfamiliar voice. He sat very awkward on my couch, as if he was in discomfort. His palms were wet with sweat as he tried to stutter words out. While my mother, sister and I sat there nervously awaiting what news this man brought, he came out of nowhere and said it. His words cut through me like a knife and the whole would just seemed to stop. He explained that my father had been in a mining accident and they had not been able to find him....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about my family]

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Oedipus Rex – a Christ Figure

- Oedipus Rex – a Christ Figure               Sophocles’ famous tragedy, Oedipus Rex, perhaps “the most important and influential drama ever written” (“Sophocles” 717), presents in the person of  Oedipus the model of a good ruler, a humanely intelligent and vigorously active leader, a man who earlier saved his adopted city Thebes from disaster. Is Oedipus an alter Christus besides.   The numerous parallels between the figure of the king Oedipus and the figure of Christ in the Scriptures prompts the reader to ask the above question....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]

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Galahad as a Christ Figure

- Galahad as a Christ Figure Very few people can call themselves a Christ figure. There are so many elements that go into being a Christ figure. Galahad had all those elements. He was enraptured, he saw 'the wonders of the Holy Grail', and he had disciples. Also, he made life better for human beings by sacrificing himself for others, he preformed miracles, and he heard holy voices and saw holy visions. Because of all that he did Galahad was a proven Christ figure of his time. Galahad would hear holy voices and see visions throughout his journeys....   [tags: God Religion Galahad Essays Papers]

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Hamlet as a Tragic Figure

- Hamlet as a Tragic Figure Hamlet and his story is the perfect example of what comprises a “tragedy.” There are many factors that must be considered when attempting the art of tragedy. First, the tragic hero must be of great status. Also, the hero must possess a certain characteristic, “tragic flaw,” that eventually leads to his or her downfall. The suffering and calamity of the hero’s story must be exceptional. And lastly, the tragic story leads up to, and includes, the death of the hero....   [tags: Papers]

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The Trickster Figure in Charles Chesnutt's The Passing of Grandison

- “The Passing of Grandison” debunks the stereotypical image of a slave in the 19th Century. The author Charles Chesnutt uses his personal background and ability to pass himself as a white man to tell a very compelling story. Grandison was more than an uneducated farm hand doing his masters bidding. “The Passing of Grandison” provides evidence that while the society of the time thought of slaves as nothing more than property to be bought and abused, slaves could be much more than what was on the surface....   [tags: 19th Century Slave, Character Analysis]

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A Figure in the Emerging Study of Psychology: Wolfgang Bringmann

- Wolfgang Bringmann, “The German physician, philosopher, and psychologist Wilhelm Maxine Wundt (1832-1920) was a seminal figure in the emergence of psychology as a modern science during the second half of the nineteenth century. Growing up, Wundts troubled childhood was not what you would think to be suitable for such an intelligent former psychologist. Wundts relationship with his parents was very troubled and unhealthy. Wundt spend hours staring at blank pages while day dreaming in class. He struggled through most of his schooling, but after he graduated, he went on to later be founded as the first psychologist as an independent science....   [tags: Wolfgang Bringmann, Psychology, ]

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Marble Statue Of Dionysos Leaning On A Female Figure

- ... I did not know what it is supposed to represent or its correlation with the painting. Overall, the painting has its gloomy and dark appeal; I still thought it was a piece of beauty. 1 & 2. Bronze statue of Apollo 3 & 4. Ca. 1594 - 98 by Adriaen de Vries 5. George and Florence Blumenthal , New York (by 1926, until her death in 1930) The bronze statue of Apollo appears to be holding something in his hand. The piece he is holding is a broken off part of his silver bow and it is one of Apollo’s attributes....   [tags: Greek mythology, Zeus, Apollo, Iliad]

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General Douglas MacArthur, a Key Figure in American History

- There have been many great figures throughout American history, Douglas MacArthur was a key general throughout World War II. He was a important figure in history because he was famously in command of the allied forces in defending the Philippines, he was the leader of the United Nations forces in the Korean War defending South Korea from the communist North, and he was a war hero even after he was no longer in the military inhis later years. And that is why I think General Douglas MacArthur is an important part of American History....   [tags: military, war, command]

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Analysis Of Key Figure Kyi Suu Kyi

- Analysis of Key Figure Suu Kyi believes her political career is largely influence by Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violence and the Buddhist concepts. While learning appreciate the art, ideas, and cultures of varying countries, she has never let go of her own well-grounded moral principles or her Burmese upbringing and identity. Being able to live in many different countries and experiencing different cultures, Suu Kyi realized that there is definitely something wrong with her country. In addition after spending many years of her life under house arrest, Suu Kyi depended heavily on her Buddhist faith....   [tags: Democracy, Human rights, Buddhism, United Nations]

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Billy Pilgrim as a Christ Figure in Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s Slaughterhouse Five

- Billy Pilgrim as a Christ Figure in Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s Slaughterhouse Five After reading the novel, Slaughterhouse Five, written by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., I found my self in a sense of blankness. The question I had to ask myself was, "Poo-tee-weet?"(Vonnegut p. 215). Yet, the answer to my question, according to Vonnegut was, "So it goes"(Vonnegut p.214). This in fact would be the root of my problems in trying to grasp the character of Billy Pilgrim and the life, in which he leads throughout the novel....   [tags: Slaughterhouse Five Essays]

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A Father Does Not Always Know Best

- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain brilliantly illustrates a boy's travels down the Mississippi and the trials and tribulations that occur as a result. Having a runaway slave as a companion and being set in the South during slavery only forebodes trouble. The many characters and stunts that Huck's pulls provides for an interesting depiction of a young man's venture down a river. Huck lives in a small town and has only one drunken parent, which supplies Huck with many problems. His biological father, Pap, wanders from town to town, begging for money and drinking; and every once in a while pops back into Huck's life to beg money and to scold his son for going to school and becom...   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Personal Narrative - My Real Father

- My Real Father "Never forget the past…because it may haunt you forever. Regret all the bad things…cherish the good things. Look ahead always…but don't let the bad things from the past get in your mind." As a young child, there were so many incidents in my life that made me become the person I am today. There were rough times as well as good times. If I were to tell you all of them, I would remember half of them. I think some of my incidents really had some impact, and some were just simple ways of life....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Sociology Research into Father-Daughter Relationships

- Statement of the Problem: Research over the years has emphasized the role family has upon children within a family system. The role a mother plays for her children has been researched continuously for decades, often neglecting the impact of the father. With this lack of knowledge surrounding a father's paternal responsibilities and implications as a nurturer, it is important to examine the consequences of their actions on their children's future. Recently, research has begun to include the father's role, in particular to their daughter and features they look for in their romantic counterparts....   [tags: Sociology Essays]

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I Am A Father And A Husband

- I am a father and a husband that is who I am. I have five children, three daughters that range in age from twenty-six to two years old and two step-sons ages twelve and nine. My perception of people is influenced by what I do what I have lived through and what I have witnessed or experienced. I have worked as a Police Officer for over eighteen years now and prior to that I served in the United States Navy for ten years. I was born and raised in New Jersey but I have lived in South Carolina, Texas, California, Hawaii and now Kansas....   [tags: Conscription, Military, Military history]

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The Tension Between Father And Son

- ... My mom and dad had multiple meeting with her and the principle. The meetings ended in not to much of a change Just my mom and dad not liking my teacher more and more. I then found out what my mom and dad were fighting with my teacher about. My teacher was demanding I take something for my “Disorder” they tested me and found me having ADHD. With that my teacher got what she wanted was was placed on 74mg of concerta it is the generic form of ritalin. 74mg is the maxed dose so a kid my age got hit hard by that....   [tags: High school, College, Education, School]

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Thomas Edison, The Father Of Inventions

- Thomas Edison, The Father of Inventions In modern day, most people are too focused on phones and computers. However, if someone did not discover the first step of new technology most of modern electronics would not exist. The inventor Thomas Alva Edison first started on the phonograph, which could record sound, and made most electricity accessible in urban areas besides the city. Without any electricity connecting to the urban areas, many would be still in darkness, only to be brightened by a few single candlelights....   [tags: Thomas Edison, Incandescent light bulb]

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The Father of Modern-Day Chemistry

- Antoine Laurent Lavoisier is considered to be the father of modern-day chemistry (Balchin 36). He had an unbelievable impact on the way the world views chemistry today. From identifying elements to discovering the importance of the role of combustion, he played an essential part in the world’s scientific ideas and inventions. He was so influential that he is said to have an equal if not greater impact in chemistry as Newton did in physics (Tiner 90). He used the initial ideas of Joseph Priestley, Henry Cavendish, and Karl Scheele, and worked to prove them and make them more official (Tiner 90)....   [tags: Biography, Lavoisier]

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The Father Of Operant Conditioning

- Although Burrhus Frederic Skinner is known as “The father of operant conditioning” there were other scientists who contributed to his theory of behaviorism. Edward Thorndike and Ivan Pavlov were two researchers whose findings influenced the founding of behaviorism by John B. Watson. All of their influences and research contributed to B.F. Skinner`s theory of behaviorism and formulation of operant conditioning. Edward Thorndike is known as one of the most influential researchers in the development of animal psychology....   [tags: Classical conditioning, Behaviorism, Ivan Pavlov]

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Katniss’s Father, Sacrifices, and Love in Collin’s The Hunger Games

- The Hunger Games, written by Suzanna Collins, is a book about a group of people that participate in a numerous amount of games as competition. Throughout the book there are many things that different families go through from being poor and not being able to afford food to some not even having the proper shelter to live in. Though some of these families had to go through those hardships, many families made a way out of no way. Katniss, whom the story is told through, is the main character in Collins’ novel....   [tags: story/character analysis]

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The Relationship Between Father And Son in William Faulkner's short story "Barn Burning"

- Normally in life, you look up to your father to be the care taker and to encourage you to make your own decisions on what is right and what is wrong. You figure your father should have your best interest at heart and to show compassion for you. In William Faulkner's short story "Barn Burning," Abner is the opposite of the normal father figure you would see. Rather than encouraging his son, Sarty, to make his own decisions on what is right and what is wrong, Abner wants Sarty to lie for him to protect his freedom, so Abner won’t get caught for burning barns....   [tags: William Faulkner, Barn Burning]

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Iago as a Satan Figure in Shakespeare's Othello

- Iago as a Satan Figure in Othello      The play "Othello" by William Shakespeare is based on an Italian story in Giraldi Cinthio's Hecatommithi (Groliers). In "Othello" we encounter Iago, one of Shakespeare's most evil characters.  Iago is an ensign in Othello's army and is jealous of Cassio's promotion to Lieutenant. Through deception and appearance, we see unfolded a plethora of lies and clever schemes. The astonishing thing about Iago is that he seems to make up his malicious schemes as he goes along without any forethought....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Analysis of Poems by Theodore Roethke and Robert Hayden

- ... The line "with a palm caked hard by dirt" (Roethke) tells the reader this. His father has been out working and stopped by the bar for a drink or maybe he was drinking whiskey at home. However, he takes the time to participate in a bedtime ritual for his son. This is important. This time of playfulness between father and son is something that his son cherishes. "But I hung on like death" tells us how much he wanted to keep up with his father and is exaggerated to show the playful nature. And even though, the dance becomes somewhat painful when the boy's ear scrapes his father's belt buckle, the boy still holds on....   [tags: Child, Father]

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Archimedes: An Important Greek Figure

- Archimedes was working diligently in his lab. He was sitting there pondering and writing furiously. He was perfecting every mark on his paper until every single digit was flawless. He was creating some of the most important concepts that would change modern life forever. He not only invented, but at the age of 15, had mastered most of the knowledge that a normal teenager would not. Archimedes, a famous inventor and math wizard, was known for his many life changing inventions, his intelligence in mathematics and sciences, and his amazing, but very busy and challenging life in general....   [tags: Biography, Mathematician, Concepts]

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Anorexia Nervosa in Stick Figure A Diary of My Former Self

- The book Stick Figure A Diary Of My Former Self is a personal journal written by Lori Gottlieb when she was 11 years old suffering from anorexia nervosa. “Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that causes people to obsess about their weight and the food they eat.” (mayclinic.com) Most eating disorders are physiological due to friends and family, stress, and the social media. Anorexia nervosa, like all other eating disorders, is extremely dangerous and unhealthy for the human body to endure. Although eating disorders are destructive to one's life, is there explainable reasoning behind why a person may have one....   [tags: eating disorder, Lori Gottlieb, health, weight]

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The And Political Figure Dalai Lama, And Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi 's Theory

- ... In “Happy like God”, New York Times, May 25 2009 he writes, “However frenetic our environment, such a feeling of existence can be achieved and as long as this state lasts we are self-sufficient like God.” Critchley is stating in his point of view that happiness is living in the moment and a feeling of existence and losing track of time. When he refers to being “self-sufficient like God” he means to be like God is to be without time and not worry about the troubles we hold and suggests to experience calmness instead....   [tags: Positive psychology, Meaning of life, Dalai Lama]

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The Importance Of Fathers From A Child 's Development

- ... For generations, that was considered the norm for the man to take care of the family. This generation that we have now seems like there is a lack of morals and values to understand what a father role is anymore. According to Daniel (2015), what a child sees at home is what they become accustomed to, what they surmise is normal and what they will strive to achieve throughout their lives. This normalcy can be negative or positive and is normally hindered by the presence of supportive and engaging parents first and foremost....   [tags: Family, Mother, Gender role, Father]

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Free Hamlet Essays: Father and Son in Hamlet

- Father and Son in Hamlet Although they may exhibit some similar traits, all fathers and sons are individuals. They are, or will become, their own man. This development is based on life experience, which is never the same for any two people. In the case of King and Prince Hamlet, this also holds true. King Hamlet must have been a good father for his son to be so devoted and loyal to him. It almost seems that the Prince made an idol of his father. In Prince Hamlet's first soliloquy he described his father as an excellent king, a god-like figure and a loving husband....   [tags: The Tragedy of Hamlet Essays]

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My Father’s Actions Will NOT Dictate My Future

- In the midst of the summer heat, I still could not believe that I was actually sitting in a classroom at Saint Peter’s College listening to strangers that I’d only known for a few weeks who were reading their personal letters in front of me. We were all instructed to compose a letter to a person whom we felt was worthy of another chance at reconstructing a botched relationship that we had with them. The most strikingly profound letter read was by a girl named Diana. She walked to the front of classroom with dignity and poise with her letter in hand....   [tags: Autobiography Essay, Personal Narrative]

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Plath’s Daddy Essay: Father and Husband as Vampires

- Father and Husband as Vampires in Plath’s Daddy    The poem "Daddy" by Sylvia Plath concludes with the symbolic scene of the speaker killing her vampire father.  On an obvious level this represents Plath's struggle to deal with the haunting influence of her own father who died when she was a little girl.  However, as Mary G. DeJong points out, "Now that Plath's work is better known, ‘Daddy' is generally recognized as more than a confession of her personal feelings towards her father" (34-35).  In the context of the poem the scene's symbolism becomes ambiguous because mixed in with descriptions of the poet's father are clear references to her husband, who left her for another woman as "Daddy...   [tags: Plath Daddy Essays]

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Dick Diver's Role as Father And Lover in Tender is the Night

- Dick Diver's Role as Father And Lover in Tender is the Night       One of the most common situations faced by people in medicine is the attachment a doctor can develop with a patient. The doctor may be psychologically empowered by the weakness and dependency of a person under his care. This impulse may be emotionally and mentally misinterpreted in a dramatic and romantic direction and “the doctor may soon find himself in love with his patient”(Stern, 29), though such a situation would owe more to control than genuine affection....   [tags: Tender is the Night Essays]

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Father LaTour as the Hero in Death Comes for the Archbishop

- Father LaTour as the Hero in Death Comes for the Archbishop In Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop, the heroic ideal whose definition began with Moby-Dick is again viewed. Father LaTour is clearly seen as having an elevated status, concern and understanding for the people, and a desire to make a lasting mark on the land that becomes his home. These characteristics were seen in differing ways in both Ahab and Jo in Little Women. In The Red Badge of Courage, the concept of courage in the hero was addressed....   [tags: Death Comes for the Archbishop]

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Father and Daughter Relationship in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Father and Daughter Relationship in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In 'Romeo and Juliet' Shakespeare explores and contrasts the passion of two lovers with the violence and bitter hatred between their families. Shakespeare also has a strong theme of male domination in the play, and helps express this with the relationship between Juliet and her father, Old Capulet. Old Capulet is the head of one of the two households in contrast, Romeo is a member of the other household, the Montagues....   [tags: Papers]

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Eliezer's Connection with his Father in Night by Elie Wiesel

- Throughout Night, the bond that Eliezer has with his father Chlomo passes through a rocky course, but eventually becomes stronger due to the isolation and ultimately the death of Chlomo. This rocky course has events that that go from being inseparable in Birkenau, to feeling as though he is a burden. In between, there are times where Elizer’s relationship is clearly falling apart and then being fixed. The camps greatly influence the father-son relationship that Elie and Chlomo have, sometimes for the better, and sometimes for worse....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Influence of Bob Marley's Absent, White Father

- “My fadda was a guy yunno, from England here, yunno. Him was like…like you can read it yunno, it’s one o’dem slave stories: white guy get the black woman and breed her. He’s a English guy…I t’ink. Cos me see him one time yunno. My mother. My Mother African.” (Bob Marley, 1978) The psychological aftermath of being an abandoned child of a biracial marriage was something that heavily influenced reggae superstar Bob Marley for his entire career. Many of Marley’s most loyal fans and the vast majority of reggae enthusiasts are unaware that he was, indeed, born to a white father, Captain Norval Marely, and a black mother, Cedella Booker....   [tags: Bob Marley Essays]

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Sam Phillips, the Father of Rock and Roll

- ... 5) Moreover, the task at hand is not one that is easily accomplished. In order for music to be a hit, it had to be a hit within the white community. The black R&B that Phillips was releasing only was popular with the black listeners. After a few years, Phillips came up with solution. He wanted to find a white man with a black sound. He knew that this would draw white attention to the black genre (Sam Phillips Bio. 3). “Phillips had long realized the lucrative potential in convincing a white audience to buy unacceptable black music” (Sam Phillips Obituary 3)....   [tags: R&B, music, race]

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David Mamet's Oleanna: Father-Daughter Relations

- David Mamet's Oleanna: Father-Daughter Relations The most evident and natural of all hierarchal relationships is that of parent and child. This exists from the most primitive and savage of beasts to the most evolved and developed of primates. Thus, nearly all relationships can be made synonymous and equitable with this archetypal hierarchy. The parent-child relationship is perhaps the most delicate, intricate, and dysfunctional of all relationships in existence. Parents regularly disappoint and disillusion their children, and vice versa....   [tags: David Mamet Oleanna]

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Harriet Tubman: The Ultimate Figure of Conscience

- Throughout history, countless individuals have stood up against unfortunate events and the people who caused tribulations for others. Countless conscience individuals risked everything they knew and loved to stand up for the rights of other people. In the sixteenth century. St. Thomas More cared nothing about his good name and took a silent stand against the government by refusing to accept the king’s marriage. He also declined an oath to head as the head of the Church in England. He knew it was better to suffer for making the right decision, than to lie to his society, clergy, and his government, and suffer in that sense....   [tags: slavery, abolition, Moses]

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Billy Budd Essay: Close, but no Christ Figure

- Billy Budd – Close, but no Christ Figure      Billy Budd, the foretopman in Billy Budd, Sailor, seems similar to Jesus Christ because of his relative appearance of purity, simplicity, and innocence. He posses human virtues which cannot be explained but* by any other method except comparison to Christ. Yet, while Budd may seem like a "Christ figure" at first glance, he is a far cry from the Christ of the Holy Bible.   Budd is human, and his short comings-his natural flaws and apathy towards others and his work-make it impossible for him to be a Christ figure-one who is blameless from birth until death, has the purpose of humanity's redemption continually in mind, and is totally self-sacr...   [tags: Billy Budd Essays]

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The Tragic Figure of Dysart in Peter Shaffer’s Equus

- Peter Shaffer’s play “Equus” reads like a true tragedy blending religion and adolescence while questioning society’s “civilized norms”. Although Alan Strang seemingly suffers the most throughout the story, the true tragic figure in the play is Dysart, Alan’s psychiatrist. Dysart is forced to question everything that he previously accepted and his whole life is thrown out the window upon meeting Alan. Both Arthur Miller’s definition of a tragic figure and the traditional definition provided by Aristotle apply to Dysart....   [tags: Peter Shaffer, Equus]

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