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Hamlet's Insanity; Real or Feigned

- Hamlet returns to Denmark because of his father’s death. When returning he soon finds out his mother remarried to his uncle Claudius, who takes the throne and becomes king. Hamlet not fully recuperated from his father’s death finds it even more troubling to understand his mother’s remarriage. After seeing his father’s ghost, Hamlet plans to put on an anti-disposition. Although at first Hamlet acts crazy, he later becomes mentally unstable and wants to commit suicide. Ophelia too was insane, but she kept it to herself while Hamlet contemplated suicide....   [tags: denmark, claudius]

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Hamlet's Madness: Feigned or Real

- One of the most analyzed plays in existence is Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet, with its recurring question: “Is Hamlet’s madness feigned or real?” This question can only be answered through the portrayal of his character when he is associated with the other characters in the play. In Shakespeare’s play Prince Hamlet pretends to insane or mad, in order to thwart and baffle those who prevent him in his quest for revenge. Hamlet poses a viable threat to Claudius' throne whether sane or insane, and Hamlet's supposed insanity provides justification for detrimental action....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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Feigned Insanity in Hamlet by William Shakespeare

- True insanity cannot be controlled but feigned insanity is easily controlled in order to manipulate other people. In Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Hamlet pretends that he is insane to trick King Claudius and his company while in fact, he is not at all mad. Hamlet admits his trick that he trying to pull as well as both Polonius and Claudius, whom he is trying to deceive, admit that at some points, it seems as though Hamlet is simply pretending to be mad. While Hamlet tricks many people, it is often evident that he is clearly not mad but instead completely of sane mind that he is using to trick the king and his company....   [tags: deceived, skeptical, madness]

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The Real and Feigned Madness of Hamlet and Ophelia

- In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, a kind of madness ultimately infects everyone, leading to an ending in which almost every major character is dead. Two of these maddened characters are Hamlet and Ophelia, who also share a love for each other. But though their irrational behavior is often similar and their fates alike, one is truly mad while the other is not. Both Hamlet and Ophelia act very strangely. Hamlet, the prince of Denmark, insults everyone around him. He tells Ophelia he never loved her, calls her father a fishmonger, and in subtle ways calls his mother a whore and her new husband a murderer....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Proving that Hamlet Feigned Insanity in Hamlet by William Shakespeare

- Proving that Hamlet Feigned Insanity in Hamlet by William Shakespeare Visualize this: A man is trapped inside a world he never made. This world begins with the conventions of tragedy through fiction. By the end this masterpiece, the flashing, delving presence of his mind and sprit has been transformed. It becomes the real world. In the real world, appearance and reality is a hard thing to differentiate. Appearance "is" reality in William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Appearance (insanity) is used as a disguise, an excuse for his free will and a costume for Hamlet....   [tags: Papers]

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Indecision of Hamlet's Madness Being Real or Feigned in Shakespeare's Hamlet

- Indecision of Hamlet's Madness Being Real or Feigned in Shakespeare's Hamlet "That unmatched form and feature of blown youth Blasted with ecstasy. Oh woe is me T'have seen what I have seen, see what I see." (Act III, Scene 1, lines 168-170) Ophelia begins to mentally collapse at the beginning of Act III after Hamlet says that he never loved her. This part of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet," when Ophelia goes insane, is one of the most well known scenes. However, those who haven't read the play in its entirety won't necessarily know that one of the most prominent, under-lying themes throughout the play is that of madness....   [tags: Papers]

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Hamlet by Shakespeare

- Hamlet is a play written by Shakespeare William. It is one of the most criticized literature works and most reviewed plays in the world today. The protagonist in the play is Hamlet. Shakespeare uses his characters very well to represent specific areas of human nature. In Hamlet, Shakespeare creates vivid and in-depth view of his characters that they clearly represent some area of the human nature. Shakespeare uses Hamlet and Ophelia to represent the theme of madness in the play. Ophelia was really mad where her madness originated from the circumstances she faced in her life whereas Hamlet was not really mad but feigned his madness in order to go through with his revenge....   [tags: classic, shakespeare]

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William Shakespeare 's Hamlet - Madness

- Madness is a condition that is difficult to distinguish between true and false. As in the encounter of the ghost of Hamlet 's father with Hamlet, Hamlet is asked to avenge his father 's death. To accomplish this task in a less apparent manner, Hamlet decides to feign madness. In the long run, Hamlet truly does go insane. Consequently, his behavior thereafter is frequently unfathomable. William Shakespeare, the writer of the tragic play, Hamlet, leaves Hamlet 's sanity up to interpretation. Throughout Shakespeare 's Hamlet, Hamlet 's questionable madness is explored through his real madness, feigned actions, and the reactions of others towards his madness....   [tags: Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet, Gertrude, Polonius]

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Madness and Insanity in Shakespeare's Hamlet - Insanity in Hamlet

- Insanity in Hamlet         A consideration of the madness of the hero Hamlet within the Shakespearean drama of the same name, shows that his feigned madness sometimes borders on real madness, but probably only coincidentally.   Hamlet’s conversation with Claudius is insane to the latter. Lawrence Danson in “Tragic Alphabet” describes how Hamlet’s use of the syllogism is pure madness to the king:   What Hamlet shows by his use of the syllogism is that nothing secure can rest on the falsehood that masquerades as the royal order of Denmark....   [tags: Essays on Shakespeare Hamlet]

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Custom Essays: Hamlet as an Accessory to Ophelia's Suicide

- Hamlet as an Accessory to Ophelia's Suicide           William Shakespeare's character of Ophelia in Hamlet, suffers greatly, from the time she learns of her father Polonius' death, until her own mysterious death.  In Hamlet, Gertrude, Horatio and Claudius refer to her state, and conclude that she is crazy1[1].  Though there is some truth to their claim, Shakespeare created Ophelia as an overly- dramatic character, who is somewhat exaggerating her emotions to give an impression of madness.  Although their impression of Ophelia can be supported, evidence is not shown as much in her words, as it is shown in her actions.  Ophelia's songs seem like riddles and nonsense2[2], yet they are simil...   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Family in The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

- In The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Leo Tolstoy tells the story of a high court judge, Ivan Ilyich Golovin, who lives in Russia during the 1800s. The story centers on a tragedy that befalls Ivan. He takes a fall while finishing the decorations in his new home. While falling, he banged his side against the window frame. As time passes, his health starts to slowly deteriorate until he is permanently bedridden and miserable. Throughout the novella Ivan’s family, most particularly his wife Praskovya Fedorovna, is a consistent annoyance in his otherwise straight-forward life....   [tags: Illness, Relationships, Death]

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Hamlet: Shakespeare's Plagiarism of The Spanish Tragedy

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

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The Madness Of Hamlet By William Shakespeare

- Madness is a condition that is often difficult to identify, especially when trying to analyze the behavior of a fictional character in a play that was published in 1603. In the play, Hamlet is asked to avenge his father’s death and to accomplish this task in a less apparent manner, Hamlet decides to put on an antic disposition. The madness of Hamlet is often disputed, for good reason, as his behavior is frequently baffling throughout the play. Shakespeare, the author of this tragic play, leaves the audience to decide whether Hamlet is truly mad or not....   [tags: Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet, Gertrude, Ghost]

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Hamlet- Truly Mad, for Freigned Madness?

- Hamlet Essay- Truly Mad, for Feigned Madness . Throughout Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, the main character, Hamlet, must seek revenge for the murder of his father. Hamlet decides to portray an act of insanity, as part of his plan to murder Claudius. Throughout the play, Hamlet becomes more and more believable in his act, even convincing his mother that he is crazy. However, through his thoughts, and actions, the reader can see that he is in fact putting up an act, he is simply simulating insanity to help fulfil his fathers duty of revenge....   [tags: William Shakespeare, revenge, betrayal]

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William Shakespeare 's ' Hamlet '

- There is much evidence in Shakespeare’s Hamlet that the titular character deliberately feigned fits of madness in an attempt to confuse and disorient Claudius and his cadre. His explicitly stated intention to act "strange or odd" and to "put an antic disposition on" (I. v. 170, 172) is not the only indication. The latter phrase should be taken in its context and in connection with Hamlet’s other remarks on the same topic. To his old friend, Guildenstern, he says that "his uncle-father and aunt-mother are deceived," and that he is only "mad north-north-west." (II....   [tags: Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet, Goal, Polonius]

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Hamlet’s Madness in Craft

- In Act I, Scene V, after hearing the ghost’s demand for revenge, Hamlet says in advance that he will consciously feign madness while seeking the opportune moment to kill Claudius. Therefore, it is hard to conclude that he coincidentally became insane after making such a vow. Hamlet’s supposed madness becomes his primary way of interacting with the other characters during most of the play, in addition to being a major device that Shakespeare uses to develop his character. Still, the question remains: Is Hamlet really crazy or just pretending....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Hamlet’s Madness in Craft

- In Act I, Scene V, after hearing the ghost’s demand for revenge, Hamlet says in advance that he will consciously feign madness while seeking the opportune moment to kill Claudius. Therefore, it is hard to conclude that he coincidentally became insane after making such a vow. Hamlet’s supposed madness not only becomes his way of relating to the other characters during the majority of the play, but also that which develops his character as throughout the play. Still, the question remains: Is Hamlet really crazy or just pretending....   [tags: Shakespeare]

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Madness and Insanity in Shakespeare's Hamlet - Insanity within Hamlet

- Insanity within Hamlet         Let us explore in this essay the real or feigned madness of the hero in William Shakespeare’s dramatic tragedy Hamlet.   Critical opinion is divided on this question. A.C. Bradley in Shakespearean Tragedy staunchly adheres to the belief that Hamlet would cease to be a tragic character if he were really mad at any time in the play (30). On the other hand, W. Thomas MacCary in Hamlet: A Guide to the Play maintains that the prince not only feigns insanity but also shows signs of true insanity:   Hamlet feigns madness but also shows signs of true madness) after his father’s death and his mother’s overhasty remarriage; Ophelia actually does go mad after he...   [tags: Essays on Shakespeare Hamlet]

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Madness and Insanity in Shakespeare's Hamlet - Hamlet and Insanity

- Hamlet and Insanity          William Shakespeare’s supreme tragic drama Hamlet does not answer fully for many in the audience the pivotal question concerning the sanity of Hamlet – whether it is totally feigned or not. Let us treat this topic in detail, along with critical comment.   George Lyman Kittredge in the Introduction to The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, explains the prince’s rationale behind the entirely pretended insanity:   In Shakespeare’s drama, however, Hamlet’s motive for acting the madman is obvious....   [tags: Essays on Shakespeare Hamlet]

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Shakespeare's Hamlet - Observations of Madness

- Hamlet: Observations of Madness One of the most analyzed plays in existence is the tragedy Hamlet, with its recurring question: "Is Hamlet’s 'antic disposition' feigned or real?" In truth, this question can only be answered by observing the thoughts of the main characters in relation to the cause of Hamlet real or feigned madness. In the tragedy Hamlet, each of the main characters explains Hamlets madness in their own unique way. To discover the cause behind the madness of Hamlet, each character used their own ambitions, emotions and interpretations of past events....   [tags: Madness and Insanity in Shakespeare Hamlet]

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The Tragedies Of Shakespeare

- The Tragedies Of Shakespeare "Your noble son is mad — ‘Mad' call I it, for to define true madness, What is't but to be nothing else but mad?" (Wells and Taylor, 665) In Act two, scene two of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, Polonius uses these words to inform Hamlet's parents of their son's insanity. He then continues on, telling Gertrude and Claudius that the cause of this madness is lovesickness over his own daughter Ophelia (665). From the privileged perspective of the audience, we know that Polonius is mistaken and that Hamlet is far from insane, but rather, "playing mad" for a purpose of his own....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hamlet's Antic Disposition

- Hamlet's Antic Disposition        In William Shakespeare's famous tragedy Hamlet, the main character of the story is one majestically elaborated, aside from being quite complex. There are infinite volumes written about this character because Shakespeare leaves no firm proof of many of his character traits. Yet on Hamlet's antic disposition, meaning his obviously absurd temperament or madness, Shakespeare leaves plenty of reason to believe that it is feigned, meaning that it is simply a ploy to help Hamlet carry out his plans for revenge....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Hamlet]

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Madness as The Pathway to Mental Clarity in Shakespeare's Hamlet

- Madness as The Pathway to Mental Clarity in Shakespeare's Hamlet Intelligence is often mistaken for brilliance, and conversely genius is mistaken for madness. Some of the greatest minds have been misconstrued in there time, and it is not until their whole life is taken into observance from the outside looking in, that their genius is realized and appreciated. Websters dictionary defines madness as "the act of being foolish or illogical." Ironically this form of thought has prompted some of the greatest advancements in government, science, and technology....   [tags: Papers]

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Insanity in Shakespeare's Hamlet - The Madness of Hamlet

- The Madness of Hamlet   William Shakespeare, in the tragedy Hamlet, designed two characters who exhibit symptoms of madness: Ophelia and the prince. Hamlet states his own madness as intentional, purposeful, for the carrying out of the ghost’s admonition. But does Hamlet’s pretended insanity actually touch on real, actual insanity from time to time, or is it consistent. Phyllis Abrahms and Alan Brody in “Hamlet and the Elizabethan Revenge Tragedy Formula” consider the madness of the hero to be completely feigned and not real: Hamlet is a masterpiece not because it conforms to a set of conventions but because it takes those conventions and transmutes them into the pure gold of vital, rele...   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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The Tragedy of Lady Ophelia in Shakespeare's Hamlet

- The Tragedy of Lady Ophelia of Hamlet Melancholy, grief, and madness pervade Shakespeare's great tragedy, Hamlet.  The emotional maladies presented within Hamlet, not only allow the audience to sympathize with prince Hamlet, but also with the tragic lady Ophelia as well.  It is Ophelia who suffers at her lover's discretion because of decisions she was obligated to make on behalf of her weak societal position.  Hamlet provides his own self-torture and does fall victim to melancholia and grief - his madness is feigned.  They each share a common connection: the loss of a parental figure.  Hamlet loses his father as a result of a horrible murder, as does Ophelia.  Her situation is more seve...   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Hamlet]

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Madness and Insanity in Shakespeare's Hamlet

- Hamlet and Insanity       William Shakespeare’s creation of the character of Hamlet within the tragedy of that name left open the question of whether the madness of the protagonist is entirely feigned or not. This essay will treat this aspect of the drama.   George Lyman Kittredge in the Introduction to The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, explains the lack of success with Hamlet’s pretended insanity, and in so doing he implies that the madness is entirely feigned and not real:   The necessity for some device like the play within the play is due to the failure of Hamlet’s assumed madness to achieve its purpose....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Madness and Insanity in Shakespeare's Hamlet - The Pretended Madness of Hamlet

- The Pretended Madness of Hamlet Hamlet, knowing that he will get into difficulty, needs to feign madness for the purpose of carrying out his mission. He rehearses his pretended madnesss first with Ophelia, for even if he should fail there in his act of simulation, that failure will not cause him any real harm. The manifestations of insanity that Hamlet will show become predictable - a sure sign that it is a simulated and not a real insanity. When Hamlet is with a trustworthy friend, he is rational and symptom-free; as soon as those persons appear, however, whom he wants to convince that he is mad, he changes his behavior so as to implant different explanations in their minds for his notic...   [tags: Essays on Shakespeare Hamlet]

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The Character of Dounia in Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment

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Epiphany of Elisa in John Steinbeck's The Chrysanthemums

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Polonius' Observations on Hamlet's Madness

- Polonius' Observations on Hamlet's Madness The obedient Ophelia has followed her father's injunctions and repelled Hamlets letters and denied him access to her. Polonius is certain that these rebuffs have driven Hamlet mad. His only action is to inform the king and queen, and to let them decide what the next move will be. In Polonius lengthy discussion with the king and queen he explain the situation: Polonius: Your noble son is mad. Mad call I it; for, to define true madness, What is't but to be nothing else but mad....   [tags: The Tragedy of Hamlet]

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Hamlet and His Many Roles

- Hamlet and His Many Roles In the Shakespearean play, Hamlet, the title character portrays many roles, and all of these roles intersect in one scene in the play, Act III, scene ii. This scene takes place at the exact center of the play and if broken up into sections one can see a different aspect of Hamlet’s personality for each one. The play-within-a-play scene suggests that Hamlet is putting on his own play and reminds us that in real life, a person can play many roles. Hamlet plays a different role with each character in the play, such as Polonius, Claudius, Ophelia, Horatio, and the players....   [tags: essays papers]

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Hamlet – the Irony

- Hamlet – the Irony         The existence of considerable irony within the Shakespearean tragedy Hamlet is a fact recognized by most literary critics. This paper will examine the play for instances of irony and their interpretation by critics.   In his essay “O’erdoing Termagant” Howard Felperin comments on Hamlet’s “ironic consciousness” of the fact that he is unable to quickly execute the command of the ghost:   Our own intuition of the creative or re-creative act that issued in the play also assumes a struggle with the literary past, but one of a more complex nature....   [tags: Essays on Shakespeare Hamlet]

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The Gendered Struggle: Comparing and Contrasting between Masculine and Feminine Perceptions of Honor in Two Cultures

- ... According to Honor: A History, this is in direct violation to one of the key values of an honor group such as those in ancient Greece; honor groups must be tight-knit and exclusive. Medea violating this value weakens the very foundation of the honor group. Without this foundation, the honor system comes into question, and their very existence is also called into question (Bowman). After Medea publicly asserts her own honor, society is forced to question whether Medea is justified in her actions, and if so, does this mean she truly does have honor as Jason’s wife, as a woman, and even as a barbarian....   [tags: Medea and Hamlet]

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The Boom that Shook the World: The Success of the Manhatten Project and the Effects Afterwards

- Everyone knows the famous words "E=Mc2" by Albert Einstein, but not many people know it's connection to the world. That formula was used for the advancement of Atomic warfare during World War II for America"s victory at the end of the war. The one and only form of atomic warfare was the atomic bomb, changing the world from its development, occurrence, and the aftermath. Atomic Warfare was introduced in World War II as two bombs being dropped on the Japanese by the United States and ending the war....   [tags: atomic warfare, atomic bomb, project]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Seal Hunter Amasa Delano 's `` The Empire Of Necessity ``

- In 1805, seal hunter Amasa Delano came across a ship call the Tryal that he mistook for a slave ship. Unknown to Delano, The slaves aboard the ship had already risen up and taken over the ship, killing the captain and most of the crew, and simply feigned slavery so as not to get caught. In author and historian Greg Grandin’s The Empire of Necessity, the slaves aboard the Tryal took part in a new era where for the first time, the tables turned, and the oppressed became the oppressors. Throughout his novel, Grandin argues that among men, there will always exist oppressors and oppressed....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, Moby-Dick]

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Analysis of the Tone of the To Be or Not to Be Soliloquy in Hamlet

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Double Happiness, directed by Mina Shum and Fifth Chinese Daughter, by Jade Snow Wong

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Poverty Reduction Report : Tanzania 's Problems With Donor Dependence, Corruption, And Faulty Implementation

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Symbolism and the Power of Three in "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight"

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A Literary Analysis of the Hypocrisy in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hwathorne

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The Impact Of Genghis Khan And His Horde Of Mongol Followers ' Conquests

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William Shakespeare 's Hamlet : ' Off The Rails On A Crazy '

- Jakob Guido World Lit Tryde Goin ' Off the Rails on a Crazy William Shakespeare 's Hamlet is considered one of the defining works of Shakespearean literature. It encompasses major existential themes such as love, vengeance, mortality, and the transition for an adolescent into adulthood. Like all great Shakespearean works, these themes are presented with eloquent prose, comedic tones, dramatic turning points, and a theatrical flair unmatched by any other writer in history. However, Hamlet sets itself apart from Shakespeare 's other plays with the enigmatic mystery that is the character Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark....   [tags: Hamlet, William Shakespeare, Characters in Hamlet]

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Psychology As A High School Student Fascinated By The Origins Of Human Behavior

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Comparative Analysis of Power: Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Fo, Dario,

- Write an essay on one of the following topics. Your essay should include both textual and comparative analysis of TWO of the following plays. Compare differing structures and conceptions of authority or power in the plays. In Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of Anarchist and John Hodge’s Collaborators, authority and its inherent power appear in similar structures, both formal and informal, such as the police force and collaborations between civilians and state authorities. These civilians and statesmen often act as authorities in another way by authoring versions of events and constructing conceptions of power through performance and written works....   [tags: stallin, sexuality, women]

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Nellie Bly's Impact as a Muckraker and Feminist Within the Progressive Era

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Sexuality in the Victorian Era in Sarah Raul´s In the Next Room

- ... For instance, Dr. Givings, specializes in treating hysteria in women. Hysteria is a concept that derived from the 19th century as a neurotic condition connected to the uterus. The development of hysteria is associated to “the ordinary and uncomfortably persistent functioning of women's sexuality outside the dominant sexual paradigm” of the androcentric model (Maines). Thus, through the use of the vibrator, doctors would “cure” hysteric women by prompting the “hysterical paroxysm” or the female orgasm (Maines)....   [tags: gender, identity, women, transformative]

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General H. Norman Schwarzkop's Involvement in the Conflict Between Iraq and Kuwait

- ... He later attended school in Geneva, Switzerland and then attended school at Valley Forge Military Academy. Schwarzkopf went to the same famed military academy as his father, West Point, where he excelled on several sports teams. He was also a member of the chapel choir. After graduating West Point in 1956 with a bachelor’s degree in engineering Schwarzkopf would later go on to earn a master’s degree in the same subject from the University of Southern California. Schwarzkopf was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S....   [tags: military, career, war]

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Comparing Genealogical Data, And What The Family Was Regarded As By Hungarians

- genealogical data, and what the family was regarded as by Hungarians. The report to goes on to assert that there was a, “false show civility of manner, the mounding of emotional impulses (in any case superficial in themselves) to a prevailing external circumstances” and thus it was clear that they family feigned these mannerisms and were gypsies (Peukert 215-216). The so called logic behind reports such as the one Peukert cited is clearly farfetched and an obvious attempt to use existing stereotypes to persecute a specific group of people....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Nazism, Adolf Hitler, Romani people]

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Deceitfulness in The Scarlet Letter and The Catcher in the Rye

- The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, both are books relating to the alienation of an individual wanting to fit into society. In the Scarlet Letter, the protagonists, Hester Prynne and Reverend Dimmesdale have committed adultery which is a sin unacceptable in the Puritan Society. Hester is married to Chillingworth, the strange doctor who is out for revenge. Pearl is born to Hester, as an outcome of their sin however Hester does not reveal who the father is....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Hawthorne, Salinger]

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Mutual Equality in a Relationship, the Perfect Tool to Achieve Harmony

- Mutual Equality in a Relationship, the Perfect Tool to Achieve Harmony One of the earliest actions of man is to be sexist; this action has been supported by women for centuries and is still present now days. Despite many evolutions in humans, there are still sexist actions at work, religion and society in general since “students enlightened enough to care about how constructions of gender and gender relations negatively affect the status of women globally.” Researches indicate that women began to react to this problem around the 1970s, where they created many feminist revolutions in the United States....   [tags: gender relations, sexist, husband]

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Questioning the Sanity of Hamlet in Shakespeare's Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

- ... By this I mean that Hamlet has the conscious ability to change the purpose and delivery of words depending on his “audience”. To his friends, Hamlet’s “hair-splitting” is simply pleasant banter. While to other characters, when electing to be reserved, this concentrated logic acts as a barrier behind which he hides his thoughts and motives (Davis 631). When Horatio and Hamlet see each other for the first time in a long while, they immediately are excited. Hamlet, with his sometimes-sinister blunt remarks, goes on to tell of how close the wedding and funeral are to each other....   [tags: banter, mentally, love letters]

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Consumerism in Our Modern Society and its Influence on Children

- In today's society consumerism is more present than ever before. Our whole economy is dependent on our need to consume everything and every day. This way of life, a life controlled by consumerism, is implemented into our brains at an early age. Therefore it is social to consume, because it is considered social to follow the rules of a society. We buy our drinking water from the supermarket instead of drinking water from the tap. We watch hours of TV, consuming all kinds of shows and commercials, and we see millions of advertisements on the world wide web.In our societies the human learns at an early age to be a part of this consuming people....   [tags: need to consume, economy]

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare: Fate Versus Free Will

- FLE: Romeo and Juliet: Fate Versus Free Will “...A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;/...Do with their death bury their parents' strife./ The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love,/ And the continuance of their parents' rage,/ Which, but their children's end, naught could remove,/ Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;/ The which if you with patient ears attend,/ What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.” (Prologue, lines 6-14, p.7) Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare begins with Chorus telling the audience how the tragedy ends....   [tags: responsibility, choice, guilt]

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Mind the Sun in William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily

- The beast in a human is subdued by our milquetoast delusions, we are animals of compulsion and repetition. It seems to me the point of art is to explore the idea of humanity as a whole, mankind’s view of itself and the artist’s own concept of humanity. William Faulkner is one such artist who delves deeper into his own ideals, almost breaching the membrane of technicalities before exploiting them on an atomic level, too close to see everything the writer aimed for. His story A Rose for Emily, despite it’s macabre subject, persists as a tremendous exemplification of how the happenings found in the story’s subjects and in reality adhere to the essences of humanity....   [tags: nobel prize, journey, crime]

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The Marguerite Of Navarre : An Influential Humanist Catholic Reformist

- Marguerite of Navarre was a very influential humanist Catholic reformist. She married King Henry II of France, making her Queen of Navarre in 1527. Marguerite’s most famous work is her book The Heptameron, a series of short stories told to pass the time while stranded in a monastery. Her book was published 9 years after her death, in 1558 (Elmer, 2000, p. 56). One of the stories she wrote was “Novel XXX,” a cautionary tale about what can happen if one doesn’t stay pure. With Marguerite of Navarre’s influence, the inclusion of “Novel XXX” in The Heptameron say a lot about how sex and celibacy was perceived in the Renaissance....   [tags: Family, Woman, Black Death, Marriage]

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I Ask Questions, Or Do You Just Want About Talk?

- “May I ask questions, or do you just want to talk?” There was a long pause. “You can ask questions and I’ll answer if I can.” Taran settled back into his furs and listened. “It’s best to start at the beginning, I suppose,” said Ero. “Kahl was terrible to your mother from the start – demanding, abusive, and cruel. Right after their wedding night, he paraded other women in and out of her bedchamber. Whenever she dared to speak up about her mistreatment, he struck her. It ruined me, not intervening....   [tags: Mother, Mother insult, The dozens, Wedding]

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An Analysis Of ' The ' Of ' Evelyn '

- Evelyn had no doubt Nathan was doing well in class after his session with his teacher. As much as she tried, Evelyn couldn’t imagine what a younger, inexperienced Nathan would appear like. He seemed so… In control, so composed. Even the day before, amidst a storm of bullets he seemed perfectly controlled. It was hard to imagine that a man like that could ever be shaken. Which was why surprise rose in her as she watched his expression shift as she told her own story. The mere thought of her history unsettling him gave her a sense of pride....   [tags: Debut albums, Question, Gaze]

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Examining the Madness of Hamlet Portrayed in Shakespeare's Hamlet

- The theme of madness in Hamlet has been a widely popular topic in the discussion of the play by both critics and readers alike. It is quite simple to see the reason why, since the play confronts us with evidence to prove the validity of the claim to Hamlet’s true madness, or, rather, a view that the actions and words arising from the apparent madness, is but an feigned "antic disposition" as proclaimed by Hamlet himself. This uncertainty in my view, is the question that has bothered many readers of the play, since a dramatic device like this has it’s purpose....   [tags: Literary Analysis, English Literature]

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Relationships and Symbolism in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter

- The Scarlet Letter is a well-known novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. In this novel Hawthorne wrote in depth about the Puritans’ reception to sin, in particular, adultery. He also includes brilliant visuals of the repercussions that occur when the town of Salem hears of Hester’s adultery. There are many relationships within the book, from a lover to a beautiful yet illegitimate daughter. Symbolism runs throughout, even a simple rose bush outside of a jail holds so much meaning. Hawthorne reveals themes all through the novel one in particular, was sin....   [tags: sin, puritans, adultery]

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The Need for Revenge: Hamlet and The Butcher Boy

- Revenge is considered by many, sought by some, and carried out by few. It consumes the avenger and what is left is madness. The theme of revenge is depicted in many works of literature. Two great examples of this theme would be The Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe and Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare. In Shakespeare’s play the character of Hamlet is looking to avenge the murder of his father King Hamlet and in McCabe’s novel the character of Francie Brady seeks for revenge for almost everything that has happened to him, from the death of his mother to the loss of Joe’s friendship....   [tags: Shakespeare, McCabe, literary analysis]

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Odyssey by Homer: The Famous Arrow Shot Contained Therein

- The Greek mythology is – and always was – a synonym for incredibly silly gossip. Here is such a pathetic effort from the bottom drawer of the storage cabinet that houses antique junk. As a special annoyance to us archers, bow and arrow have been misused in the plot for a silly trick shot, as we learn from that insane story. The myth called ‘Odyssey’ is the second epic besides the ‘Iliad’ that is attributed to the poet Homer. Written down in the late 8th century, the Odyssey belongs to the oldest and most influential works of the cultural heritage of literature in the Occident....   [tags: greek mythology, odyssey, homer]

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What Would You Do If You Won The Lottery?

- What would you do if you won the lottery. Where is your ideal vacation. If you could meet one person, who would it be. Everyone imagines at some point in their life. These are just some of the many questions we get asked and in order to answer it, we have to imagine. What if someone asked if this is ethical, how could it not be ethical. There seems to be no harm done. It is a question that you may have never ever heard of, or never even thought of. On the other hand what if someone were to ask who would your ideal spouse be....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Mind, Thought]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Truman Show '

- The Truman Show engenders question on the authenticity of behavior and virtue in the face of pervasive voyeurism(which I will refer to in an exclusively non sexual manner). The Truman Show expostulates that an unaware participant in this perverted voyeurism, no matter the level of cognizant awareness, is still inauthentic because of the pervasive manipulation by Cristof and his cronies and the willing deception by Truman Show 's costars. These factors engender a contrived scenario that forces Truman to act in an expected manner—rather than natural--much like the intrusive Mr....   [tags: Reality television, The Truman Show]

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Hamlet 's Sanity Diminishes As The Story Of Hamlet

- One of the most popular characters in Shakespearean literature, Hamlet endures difficult situations within the castle he lives in. The fatal death of his father, and urge for revenge leads Hamlet into making unreasonable decisions. In William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, Hamlet’s sanity diminishes as the story progresses, impacting the people around him as well as the timing and outcome of his revenge against Claudius. There are many occurrences that have caused Hamlet to fully lose his sanity. Hamlet acts very melancholic from both his father’s death and his mother’s hurried marriage to Claudius....   [tags: Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet, Gertrude]

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Social And Cultural Revolution During The 1960 ' S

- The 1960’s was a time of social and cultural revolution during which people questioned the effectiveness of psychiatry. Critics of psychiatry and followers of the anti-psychiatry movement debated the role that diagnosis played in patient 's’ lives, whether mental illness existed at all, and the efficacy of mental health practitioners. Peer assessments of the “Rosenhan Experiment” reflect disagreement within the field as discrepancies and flaws were found. Robert L. Spitzer argued in his 1975 critique of “On Being Sane” that the experiment gave an incorrect impression about a psychologist’s role in determining sanity....   [tags: Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Mental disorder]

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Analysis Of Oscar Wilde 's ' Dorian Gray '

- Everyone is merely a product of their surroundings and become what they have been raised to be. While some remain untempted by the vices of their peers, others completely absorb the negative influences in everyday life. Modern society values beauty over substance and The Picture of Dorian Gray serves to reveal that flaw. Oscar Wilde criticizes the superficial nature of people by satirizing the corruption of their views on morality. He says “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame” (Wilde 238)....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde]

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Analysis Of Anne Bradstreet 's `` The Prologue ``

- As a woman born in the early 17th century, Anne Bradstreet was naturally destined to a life lived underneath the shadow of the men around her, as were most women of that era; however, Bradstreet had been born into a family that supported her education and learning. While at first glance Bradstreet’s work seems to portray a woman who is highly self-deprecating, her writing style and knowledge of literature and culture beg to differ. In the poem, “The Prologue,” Bradstreet uses literary devices and figurative language to combat the sea of masculine voices surrounding the women of that day....   [tags: Poetry, Literature, Greek mythology, Woman]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Silver Linings Playbook '

- The Run to Acceptance Most viewers would say that the movie Silver Linings Playbook was a romantic drama revolving around a man named Pat with bipolar disorder and an unstable widow named Tiffany. However, from the introduction of the protagonist Pat, it would seem that the director was conveying a deeper meaning about the fear and acceptance of mental illness rather than the universal love story that people saw from the surface. From the start, Pat was introduced off-centered with the camera to his back while he stated, “I’m better now”(Silver Linings Playbook), but it was apparent that he was still unstable....   [tags: Mental disorder, Schizophrenia, Mental illness]

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Analysis Of Michael Ondaatje 's ' The Note '

- The Merriam- Webster dictionary defines fiction as “something invented from the imagination or feigned; an invented story.” In Michael Ondaatje’s “author’s note” from his novel Anil’s Ghost, he labels his work as a “fictional work” (Ondaatje 1) because he invented the characters and the events that occurred. However, his novel is set during a true “political time and historical moment,” (Ondaatje 1) which is the Sri Lankan Civil War. While he did create the characters, he did not create the war....   [tags: Sri Lanka, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam]

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The Epiphany of Love When Faced With Death

- The Epiphany of Love When Faced With Death The institution of marriage, meant to be held by two people who love each other beyond condition, is a very fragile affair. Through death, divorce, or a combo of both, marriages can very easily be deviated from their original course. Yet, is this better than existing in a marriage where both parties are unhappy; where one person may be bullied, or may not be content with that quality of life. Unfortunately, marriages like this do occur, and often end in death and sadness....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Lying Is the Most Fun You Can Have

- The propaganda machine set up by the Bush administration channeled many lies concerning the story of Jessica Lynch. The media, in turn, played and replayed her story to excess. These numerous lies were then published in an article by the Washington Post, on which Krakauer remarks that: Thanks largely to details first revealed in this article, as well as dramatic video of the rescue distributed to the media by the Army, Jessica Lynch dominated the news for weeks. The details of the incident provided by military public affairs officers made for an absolutely riveting story that television, radio, and print journalists found irresistible: a petite blond supply clerk from a flea-speck bur...   [tags: American Government, The Bush Administration]

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Nobility and Corruption in the State of Denmark

- “O what a noble mind is here o’erthrown.” These are words spoken by Ophelia in Hamlet by William Shakespeare that highlight the condition of the protagonist himself. Hamlet is a multi-faceted character – as the prince of Denmark he is noble, courageous, valiant and intelligent. Shakespeare presents us with a character that has high moral standards and a sense of spiritual sensitivity. His abhorrence for evil and his contempt for the hypocrisy of the court are illustrated through his quest to avenge his father’s death....   [tags: Shakespeare]

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The Issue with Sex Trafficking in the US

- Human trafficking is a major issue prevalent around the world and within the boundaries of our own country. Many people have come to accept trafficking and other forms of prostitution as socially acceptable. And although most people have come to understand the injustices of the issue, there are certain policies and even values that supersede the morality. With over tens of thousands of women and young children being bought and sold into slavery every day, it becomes clear that this is an issue that needs to be more seriously addressed....   [tags: human trafficking, prostitution, selling sex]

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The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

- ... The good consists mostly of the other races in Middle Earth -- men, elves, hobbits, and dwarves. Characters from these races make up the Fellowship of the Ring, a group of people helping Frodo. Frodo carries the One Ring and is trying to get it to Mount Doom to be destroyed (Hodges 45-47). The story takes place in a realm called Middle Earth. The main character is Frodo who is a small being called a hobbit. Frodo is given the daunting task of taking the powerful ring to Mount Doom in Mordor and is helped by Gandalf the wizard and others....   [tags: trilogy, good, evil, the hobbit]

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The Columbine Massacre and Increase Regulations Since Then

- ... Graves managed to crawl back to the cafeteria, but lost strength and therefore pretended to have died. Meanwhile, Harris continued to shoot outside, where he shot Anne Marie Hochhalter in the arm, but she managed to escape. When Klebold and Harris reunited, they proceeded to enter the west doors of the school, firing and throwing mini bombs as they walked. Many students were still unaware of the events taking place. Pattie Nielson, a teacher who had been hit with shrapnel by Klebold, was the first to call 9-1-1....   [tags: rampage, bullied, schools, laws, attacks]

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The Challenges of Implement a Minimum Wages Policy

- Creating a so called “culture of compliance” among employers (Skidmore 1999: 435) is a low-cost strategy for facilitating the self-enforcement of minimum wage. This strategy implies the construction of persuasive arguments in favor of the minimum wage and the appeal to common values and beliefs such as, for instance, the principle of “fair pay – fair play”. Here, two main strategies for building commitment among employers can be identified. First, persuasive processes at the interpersonal level may take place....   [tags: minimum wage, persuasion, labor]

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Definition of the Word "Insanity" in Various Contexts

- “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” says Einstein (Insane). This is the only one of the many thoughts about insanity. Many people have interpreted the word insanity in their area of profession for many years. Artists defended that insanity is the foundation of the creativity, while psychiatrist were defining it as “mentally illness, craziness.” This discrepancy became very clear in all sources when I was reading articles which are written out from different perspectives....   [tags: Meaning, Interpretation, Mental]

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Bertha Mason´s Appearance in Charlote Bronte´s Jane Eyre

- Mr. Rochester’s wife, Bertha Rochester has created a twist in Jane’s life. Due to Bertha being married to Mr. Rochester, Jane’s marriage is postponed and it affects her mentally. Jane is affected by Bertha from Mr. Rochester’s dishonesty and Bertha’s madness that drove Mr. Rochester to hide her. From the experience she leaves Thornfield to escape the disappointments instead of taking responsibility. Charlotte Bronte introduces Bertha to strengthen Jane’s character and to show Berthas point of view....   [tags: Twist, Relationship, Marriage]

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Mark Antony´s Speech in William Shakespeare´s Julius Caesar

- Caesar Funeral Speech In Act III, Scene ii of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Mark Antony approached in front of the busy, crowded, open area of the Forum, he stood resolutely as he prepared to deliver his speech. Anthony needed to shift the mass’s favor towards Caesar while preventing any form of misgivings towards the proposal he was able to make - that the conspirators should compensate for the murder of Caesar with their lives. Through the use of his language and devices such as verbal irony, and rhetorical questions, Anthony devised a speech aimed to justify his goals, make the conspirators guilty of their crime, and raise up a mutiny to avenge Caesar’s wrongful death....   [tags: Death, Persuasion, Justice]

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The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allan Poe

- Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Cask of Amontillado,” reveals a character so devoid of human compassion and sheer ruthlessness it is difficult to see beyond the mask of insanity to any other characteristic. Montresor, the story’s narrator, attempts to elicit compassion or at best justification for the murder he is about to commit due to dubious injuries. This plot sets a disturbing dark tone for the story, but also illuminates the meticulous commitment to detail of an extremely intelligent mind....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Cask of Amontillado, Fiction]

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