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Lady Capulet in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

- Lady Capulet in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet A woman during the 16th century did not have the freedoms that a woman today enjoys. During Shakespeare’s life wives were not allowed the independence they take pleasure in today. Therefore, the role of the mother for Juliet in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is not commanding or authoritative because of the time period Shakespeare lived. The role of a wife must be looked at in order to understand and appreciate Juliet’s mother. When a couple was married during the 16th century, Susan Amussen said it was the beginning of a partnership, but not one of equal proportions....   [tags: William Shakespeare]

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Who to Blame in Romeo and Juliet´s Death?

- ... When you are a mother, you have a responsibility to your children. As a result, Lady Capulet doesn't come across as a particularly great mom. The Nurse, actually turned against Juliet at a very important time. I am not saying that the nurse was bad, but she didn’t help Juliet when she needed help. The Nurse told Juliet that it would be best if she married Paris. During the time that Juliet needed the most help, the Nurse reply her, "I think it best you married with the county"(3.5.218). It is a straightforward quote-marry Paris....   [tags: william shakespeare, lady capulet]

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Romeo and Juliet Responsibility

- There is a lot of blame to go around in the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare but in the end, Friar Laurence is responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s death. He agrees to marry them, which Romeo took as an act of approval for his and Juliet’s relationship. He also mapped out risky plans that he could have taken more caution when executing. Lastly, he was too wrapped up in the fact that their relationship could bring the Montagues and the Capulets together after too many years of conflict to see that the relationship would bring many dangers and that he should have at least attempted to slow it down....   [tags: lady capulet, shakespeare]

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Audience's Response to Lady Capulet and the Nurse in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Audience's Response to Lady Capulet and the Nurse in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In 'Romeo and Juliet', Shakespeare presents the audience with two very different but equally significant female characters. By the end of the play Juliet turns her back on both characters but due to Shakespeare's clever presentation of the characters, one the audience agrees with and one they do not. Shakespeare shapes the audience's response to Lady Capulet by creating a harsh, cold woman who shows little maternal feeling towards her daughter....   [tags: Papers]

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Capulet of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Capulet of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Overview Capulet displays a mixture of qualities rather than conveying a sense steady action. He is concerned with maintaining order in his own house, especially after the prince's promise to execute any disturbers of the peace. He is motivated by desire to fulfill Juliet’s needs, if she obtains his approval. However, he is also motivated by increasing the power and influence this marriage will create for his family and his line....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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William Shakespeare's Presentation of the Changes in Capulet in Romeo and Juliet

- William Shakespeare's Presentation of the Changes in Capulet in Romeo and Juliet In Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet, Capulet is the father of Juliet and appears to be typical of fathers in the late 1600's as he was very demanding and controlling of his family, he was often keen to reaffirm his position as the leader of the family and treated his wife and daughter with little respect similar to that of household items which can be discarded when you feel they are no longer meeting your individual needs and desires....   [tags: Papers]

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Attitude of Lord Capulet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Attitude of Lord Capulet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet My assignment will look at the attitude and the behaviour of Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet and I will also look at how far Lord Capulet is to blame for the tragedy of the star-crossed lovers. The most famous English playwright William Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet. William Shakespeare son of John and Mary Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Before the play started an actor would come up to the stage and read out the prologue....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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Lord Capulet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Lord Capulet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Lord Capulet is a character in the play "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare which we have been reading together in class. This piece is a study on this character. The story is of a young boy and girl who find love in each other but due to a sequence of events their lives are prematurely ended. Lord Capulet is the head of the Capulets and is well respected by the rest of his house. He is also Lady Capulets wife and Juliet's father....   [tags: Papers]

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Juliet and Lord Capulet: A Complex Relationship

- How does Shakespeare present the relationship between Juliet and Lord Capulet. The father-child relationship between Lord Capulet and Juliet is a very strong one; during the beginning of the play Capulet is seen as a caring and protective father who wants what is best for his daughter. Shakespeare uses many techniques to present the relationship between Capulet and Juliet; the most common technique he uses is dramatic irony. Dramatic irony is utilized to develop tension within the audience; this tension builds up to the climax in Act 3 Scene 5 which is a turning point in their relationship....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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Capulet's Treatment of Juliet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Capulet's Treatment of Juliet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet During the time that Shakespeare was writing Romeo and Juliet, the roles of people in society and the family were very different. Men were superior to women in every way; the father had full control over every aspect of his marriage and family. Children, especially girls, would have been expected to everything their father bid them – from chores to marrying a suitable husband. Men controlled every aspect of his family....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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Comparing relationships in Romero and Juliet and Great Expectations.

- When Juliet inevitable meets and marries Romeo, her personality drastically changes. She develops a rebellious and independent attitude. After Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt’s death, the whole of the Capulet mansion is grieving, and so Capulet decides to suddenly arrange Juli-et’s wedding to cheer everyone up ‘a sudden day of joy’. What he doesn’t realise is that he is being insensitive to Juliet’s feelings and even his wife, Lady Capulet ‘You are too hot’. Juliet just having stepped into adulthood flatly refuses to marry Paris ‘He shall not make me there a joyful bride’....   [tags: shakespeare, capulet]

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How the Character of Capulet Changes During the Play in Romeo and Juliet

- How the Character of Capulet Changes During the Play in Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is set in Verona and it is based on two families, the Capulets and the Montagues. The families are enemies and they have a longstanding rivalry. Capulet is the head of the ‘Capulet’ household. His daughter Juliet falls in love with Romeo, a member of the Montagues, and he feels the same way about her. Capulet has both his good points and his bad points and I am interested in how his character changes throughout the play....   [tags: Papers]

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Investigating the Changes that Occur Within Capulet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Investigating the Changes that Occur Within Capulet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet From analysing Romeo and Juliet as an audience I have seen Capulet in many different ways. I have seen him as the caring father, the ruler and the person in charge. In some scenes as an audience I have been quite sympathetic towards Capulet but then in other scenes I have felt that he has been rather harsh to members of his family and other characters in the play. From looking at Act 1 Scene 1 I saw that Capulet was a very irresponsible character....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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The Relationship Between Lord Capulet and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- The Relationship Between Lord Capulet and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Capulet first appears to be an aggressive man. It can be seen in act 1, scene 1, when there is a brawl on the streets of Verona, that Capulet hastily tries to join the fighting. "Give me my long sword, ho." Capulet appears to agree with the conflict, and stays loyal to his family name. Capulet seems to be commanding and powerful. "He shall be endured… Am I the master here or you?" Capulet warns Tybalt at the feast, that Tybalt must obey him, as he is the master....   [tags: Papers]

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The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet By William Shakespeare

- William Shakespeare 's play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, (Romeo and Juliet) includes two very rash, passionate characters who refuse to listen to the demands of their families. This ends with them paying the ultimate penalty, death. In Pamela Berkman’s story, “Duty”, there is a grieving mother who is not grieving as much as one usually would over the circumstances involving the death of their child. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare and "Duty" by Pamela Berkman, there are two main female roles that are progressively changing along with the plot and as they interact with other characters and are thus labeled as "complex characters"....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Juliet Capulet]

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Parental Figures Of William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- In both films, the depiction of the parental figures is also hugely important, and for both directors, remarkably similar. Zeffirelli appears to project an inherent distrust of parental figures, fitting with the ideology of youth culture in the 1960s and 70s, in which parental figures of authority began to be widely questioned. As Deboral Cartmell proposes “the extremely young Romeo and Juliet […] can do no wrong; the older Capulets and Montagues are severely flawed.”10 Cartmell 's suggestion is one recognised by many critics who have studied Zeffirelli 's Romeo and Juliet, a film in which the young lovers ' parents very clearly hold a large part of the blame for the eventual tragic suicide....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Juliet Capulet]

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The Contributors to the Death of Star Crossed Lovers: Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare

- The Contributors to the Death of Star Crossed Lovers The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet was one that could have easily been avoided. The play, Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare is the tragedy of two lovers from feuding families. The families have been feuding since ancient times, while the younger generation keeps the feud alive. Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet both love each other, but realize that fate is not on their side since they are from feuding families. Some characters contribute to the death of Juliet more than others....   [tags: tragedy, capulet, friar]

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Pardoned or Punished: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

- ... The Nurse should be pardoned, while Friar Laurence and Count Paris should be punished. There are characters in Romeo and Juliet that should be pardoned. The Nurse should be excused for her actions in the play. Although she made the decision to help Juliet without the consent of her parents, she was thinking of Juliet’s happiness. The Nurse was also Juliet’s mother figure. She has been there for her, supported her, so one mistake made out of love should not make her guilty. The nurse also made a smart decision by telling Juliet to marry Paris....   [tags: friar, church, capulet]

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

- ... But while these efforts are noble on their parents’ part, teenagers have a natural tendency to go against what their parents say, especially when it comes to something that will make them happy or their “true love”. In the instance of Romeo and Juliet, whether this was true love or simply lust, the Capulets and Montagues were made to be the barrier between them, causing sad, lovelorn children. Acting as barrier between them also forces Romeo and Juliet to see each other in secret, and Romeo’s walk of shame after their “honeymoon” night was what got Romeo into the whole ordeal with Tybalt later on in the play....   [tags: capulet, montague, friar, mercutio]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- The first thing that caught my eyes entering the theatre was the sheer size of the stage. Conventionally, the stage is as wide as the theatre itself, but what astounded me was the height of the stage. The physical stage itself was extremely wide, tall and deep. The size allowed the director, Alan Paul, to be able to use space and movement to his advantage. After, noticing how vast the stage was, the set design was the next item noticed. The set was a huge sea of red; red carpeting, red walls, red curtains, red doors, etc....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Juliet Capulet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- ‘Tragedy’ and ‘greatness’ are two words that are not typically used in the same sentence. ‘Tragedy’ comes with lots of negative connotations whereas ‘greatness’ comes with many positive connotations. However, to put the two together could lead to endless possibilities. The outcome of any event is subject to change. Even when time seems to be at its’ worst, this only means that there is room for improvement. Error will be seen and lessons will be learned. Therefore, A tragic event causes one’s life to change for the better....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Juliet Capulet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- In William Shakespeare’s tragic play Romeo and Juliet, two young lovers from opposing households make impetuous decisions which ultimately lead to the suicide of both lovers (Romeo and Juliet). Juliet, one lover, has mentors that fail her in the play because of their ignorance of her emotional needs and growing independence as a teenager. These mentors are Juliet’s former wet nurse and guardian, the Nurse, Juliet’s mother, Lady Capulet, and Juliet’s father, Lord Capulet. Firstly, Juliet is misguided by the Nurse – a bawdy woman who is too caught up in her own sentimental feelings to support and direct Juliet through hers....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Juliet Capulet, Marriage]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- Love is a strong selfless desire to protect, support and respect someone so that they can achieve a happy and fulfilling life. Shakespeare is one of the few playwrights/authors who was able to capture and understand the many meanings of love along with their consequences. Many of Shakespeare’s works focus on the tragic aspects involved in loving relationships. Not only does he write about the negative aspects of love, but also of the strong bonds that are built along the way. Love is a complicated emotion to understand, because it makes you feel so many different things at once....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Love, Juliet Capulet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- “From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, a pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life.” (Shakespeare) Forbidden love and tragedy is evident in the prominent play of Romeo and Juliet, but this play differs from all the other works of William Shakespeare. The distinction between protagonist and antagonist characters in his other works are not as clear compared to the play of young lovebirds Romeo and Juliet. The two main characters are protagonist, while there are very few antagonist present....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Love, Juliet Capulet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- Different faces of love in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Love is one of the main themes throughout William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. We see how affection grows between the two tenagers, and how their lives unfold after they have found each other. Love is a double-edge sword, a force that can drive affection and hope, but it also can drive hate, rivalry, violence and death. On this paper, I want to approach the different sides of love portrayed in the play, and how it affects the outcome at the end of the story....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Love, Juliet Capulet]

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West Side Story By Jerome Robbins And Robert Wise

- West Side Story, a film directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise, is a relatively modern adaptation of William Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet. As both, the film and text, explore the perceptions of deep-rooted feud between two parties, it also includes the influence and pressure it has on young love. Although numerous similarities are encountered throughout the play and movie, there are distinguished concepts obtaining great difference. However, the two mediums of this tragic love story have three prominent issues of story, themes and characters instilling both similar and dissimilar concepts....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Juliet Capulet, Romeo Montague]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- As the Bible states, “Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish.” This quote contradicts Shakespeare 's writing in the play Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet 's love for eachother takes a turn for the worst. People are revenged and killed for their love. Romeo and Juliet’s undivided love eventfully causes chaos and obstruction though many characters in the play. In the Play Romeo and Juliet, Capulet, and Friar Lawrence dramatically change the outcome of the play through love....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Juliet Capulet, Romeo Montague]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- To most, it is a mystery whether the outcome of one’s life is dependent on the choices, decisions and actions that are made throughout that lifetime, or if it is simply predetermined and a matter of fate. Does man have any control over his life, or is he just acting as a pawn, experiencing a predetermined sequence of events as they come. Do the decisions he makes and the actions he takes affect the outcomes of events later in his life. And perhaps even more concerning, since they are out of his control, do the decisions and actions of others have an effect on the outcome of his life....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Juliet Capulet, Romeo Montague]

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Tybalt, Capulet, Romeo and Juliet from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Tybalt, Capulet, Romeo and Juliet from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet This particular scene is intended for the audience to learn a great deal about the characters. This scene in entwined with information that links to the past and futire and becomes the basis for the most powerful and moving movements of the play. The action in this scene interchanges between the various main characters, which provides a much higher impact on the audience and brings exitement, it does this because these interchages make it less tedious as you have to keep up with the play with its dramatic movements leading from one to the next....   [tags: Papers]

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Obsession and Infatuation in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

- Romeo and Juliet is one of the most famous love tales, but what if the play is not actually a tale of love, but of total obsession and infatuation. Romeo has an immature concept of love and is rather obsessive. Romeo is not the only person in the play who is obsessed though. Many people throughout the play notice his immaturities about love. Very rarely was true love actually shown in the play. attention. Romeo childishly cries to his friend, Benvolio because Rosaline will not love him back and says " She hath forsworn to love, and in that vow/ Do I live dead that live to tell it now" (I i 219-220)....   [tags: rosaline, lord capulet]

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The Dramatic Contribution of Lord Capulet, Romeo and Tybalt in Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo & Juliet

- The Dramatic Contribution of Lord Capulet, Romeo and Tybalt in Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo & Juliet Shakespeare brings these characters together in this scene to make it more dramatic in various ways. In this scene Lord Capulet is throwing a party to celebrate her daughter, Juliet's engagement with a very wealthy man called Paris. Romeo, a Montague, the rival family of the Capulet's has been persuaded by some friends to go and gate crash the party with them to prove to Romeo that there are plenty of other great women around due to him being depressed about him being away from his current girl friend, Rosaline....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- When in love with someone you have an intense emotional connection and you feel like you would do anything for them, then if that loved one dies you feel a terrible sadness. In Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet, the ‘death’ of Juliet hit Romeo like a train. He aggressively reacts to the news of her ‘passing’ and his sudden acts change both their lives, before she fakes her death he eagerly throws himself into the relationship without out thinking of the risk, also Romeo is so in love with Juliet he is stubborn and ignores the advice his friends and mentors give him, and finally Romeo again jumps to conclusions very quickly, he buys poison to kill himself immediately....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Juliet Capulet, Love]

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The Ways in Which Lady Macbeth Moves from a Position of Strength to One of Final Despair

- The Ways in Which Lady Macbeth Moves from a Position of Strength to One of Final Despair In William Shakespeare's tragic play, "Macbeth," Lady Macbeth undergoes dramatic changes in her character. At the start of the play, she is far stronger than any of Shakespeare's other female characters, such as Viola and Olivia from "Twelfth Night" and Juliet Capulet from "Romeo Juliet." She is, in fact stronger than most stereotypical women of Shakespeare's time, and those of the time in which "Macbeth" was set....   [tags: Papers]

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The Arguments in the Capulets House of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- The Arguments in the Capulets House of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet could be interpreted in several ways by a director, simple because of the way Shakespeare has written the play. He has included very few stage directions for the actors to follow. This makes putting the play to life much more difficult as it could be openly criticized by fans of Shakespeare who disagree with the directors interpretation. However, the distinct lack of stage directions give the director much more freedom as there is no set right or wrong way for the play to be produced....   [tags: Papers]

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The Role of Lady Macbeth

- In this essay I am going to discuss the role of Lady Macbeth. First I will be giving a quick summary of Macbeth, discuss the main themes and issues, analyse the text, analyse the character of Lady Macbeth, discuss the relationship between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth, write about the strengths and weaknesses of Lady Macbeth, I am going to debate if Lady Macbeth is evil or good, talk about the reason why Shakespeare created the character Lady Macbeth, discuss the misogynistic views in the play, discuss demonology written by king James and finally talk about the adoptions of the directors....   [tags: Lady Macbeth Character Analysis]

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The Role of Lady Macbeth

- Throughout William Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is presented as an evil, cold-hearted person, but, when it comes to the actual act of committing the murder, Lady Macbeth does not commit murder. In the end, it is Macbeth who plunges the knife into Duncan’s heart. Lady Macbeth had planned the whole murder, brought the daggers, and even intoxicated the guards, but it is Macbeth who ultimately killed Duncan. After the crime is committed, it is Macbeth who collapses and Lady Macbeth who smears blood on the guards to complete their plan....   [tags: Lady Macbeth Character Analysis]

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The Downfall of Lady Macbeth

- In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Lady Macbeth’s desire and ambition leads to her eventual downfall. When Lady Macbeth hears of Macbeth’s prophecy she dreams of the glory and high-standing that awaits being queen. She cannot withhold her ambitions and she is willing to manipulate fate to bring about Macbeth’s prophecy. She invokes evil spirits to be filled from head to toe with cruelty to do the evil actions necessary to make Macbeth king and to remove all remorse and pity for her action from her heart....   [tags: Lady Macbeth Character Analysis]

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The Portrait Of A Lady By Henry James

- The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James is a book about an intelligent, independent, free spirited young woman name Isabel Archer. Her love for freedom and independence will later put her into troublesome spots later in her life. Isabel, in her late twenties, was born into a respectable family who lived in Albany, New York. Her mother, unfortunately died when Isabel was a young girl, therefore subsequently her father raised her. Mr. Archer raised her in an unmethodical way resulting in her self education and increasing independence....   [tags: Marriage, Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady]

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Role Reversal of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

- As Shakespeare’s tragic tale of ambition unfolds, the two central characters, Lady Macbeth and the title character Macbeth, undergo a dramatic shift of dominance in their relationship. In the beginning of the play the couple act as a team, plotting the death of Duncan to further their mutual bloodthirsty ambition. Lady Macbeth soon shows her power over Macbeth when she questions her husband’s manhood and devotion to her when he gets cold feet. As Macbeth’s confidence slowly grows and the witches proclaim positive futures for him he begins to separate himself from his wife, planning Banquo’s assassination without telling her, and no longer being susceptible to her insults....   [tags: Lady Macbeth Character Analysis]

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Princess Diana - Lady Di

- Snap, click followed by dozens of flashing lights. Diana Spencer got out of her vehicle to go to one of her many charity organizations. Everyday Lady Spencer had to deal with the public. Lady Diana Francis Spencer led a privileged background. She was born on July 1, 1961. She was supposed to be a boy. But boy were her parents in for a surprise. Diana grew up at Park House in Norfolk. In 1967, When Diana was six, her parents separated. Eventually they were divorced and both of them went on to marry again....   [tags: Princess of Wales, Lady Diana Spencer]

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Hanjo - Lady Han by Royall Tyler

- Written by Zeami, Hanjo, or “Lady Han,” is a play which “resembles an old love ballad with a haunting tune” (108). Tyler's version is dated 1543, almost a century after Zeami died, which also means the text represented here may be different from Zeami's original. There is also a great amount of honzetsu and honkadori, or borrowing phrases from other prose texts and poems (respectively), not only from the older classics such as Kokinshū or Genji Monogatari, but there are also Chinese references in this particular play as well....   [tags: Hanjo, Zeami, Lady Han]

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Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Dog

- A fantasy can be as simple as skydiving, or as complex as walking on the Moon. It can be said that most people have a fantasy of some fashion. Moreover, nearly everyone aspires to live out his or her fantasy at some point in time. Both Paul, an adolescent, in Willa Cather’s “Paul’s case,” (1905) and Dmitri Gurov, a middle aged man, in Anton Chekhov’s “The Lady with the Dog,” (1899) have lives that are against their wishes which urges them to live out their fantasies. The places where they live, and the authoritative figures in their life, though, unfortunately prevent them from permanently achieving their dreams....   [tags: The Lady with the Pet Dog]

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Lady Macbeth By William Shakespeare

- Macbeth had shown the audience that it was impossible to make a decision on his own throughout the play. His treacherous actions were often fueled by his female counterpart and the three weird sisters. William Shakespeare’s Macbeth attempts to assert the position of the female in such a manner that it causes the destruction and confusion as to where the male stands in relation to his power. As a primary dosage, Shakespeare introduces the supernatural capabilities of the weird sisters while giving the impression that they are females....   [tags: Macbeth, Gender, Three Witches, Lady Macbeth]

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The Lady of Shalott and The Lady in the Looking Glass

- The Lady of Shalott and The Lady in the Looking Glass Alfred, Lord Tennyson wrote "The Lady of Shalott" around 1830, during what is known as the Victorian Age. Virginia Woolf published "The Lady in the Looking Glass: A Reflection" in 1929, during what is referred to as the Modernist Age. These works of art both deal with women who have important relationships with mirrors. The light in these stories has a great and different effect and meaning for each of these women. The importance and meaning of light are contrasted in these two tales, representing a change in writer's attitudes toward light portrayal....   [tags: Lady of Shalott Essays]

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The Rise of Lady Day

- The Rise of Lady Day Lady Day, considered by many to be greatest jazz vocalist of all time, was praised during her career and even after her death. Holiday is looked at as one of the most influential women jazz music has ever had, but not many think of the journey she went through to become so widely respected. Through the the early years of her life, Billie dealt with abuse, rape, prostitution, and the death of a loved one. Even after going through these awful and traumatic events, she still overcame the loss of her childhood innocence and did amazing things with her life....   [tags: Lady Day, Billie Holiday, Jazz Vocalist]

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Relationship Between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

- Allthrough “Macbeth”, there are quite a change in the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. It shows how their relationship dramatically changes after how they handle each other’s emotions. Lady Macbeth was manipulative and overpowering in their relationship. She was more violent and ambitious than her husband, Macbeth. In the other hand, Macbeth would be considered daring and brave yet self-doubt. The start of their marriage, Lady Macbeth reads a letter from her husband, “This have I thought good to deliver thee, my dearest partner of greatness that thou mightst not lose the dues of rejoicing, by being ignorant of what greatness is promised thee....   [tags: macbeth, lady macbeth, king duncan]

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The Role Reversal Between Macbeth & Lady Macbeth

- In the play Macbeth by Shakespeare, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s way of thinking get switched. The main reasons for this are the three witches. They told Macbeth and his trustworthy friend, Banquo, that he would be Thane of Glamis, which he already is, Thane of Cawdor, and the king of Scotland. Banquo was told he would father kings. They were both sceptic of these prophecies, but once Macbeth soon became Thane of Cawdor he started believing in what the witches told him. Once he sees Lady Macbeth, after she has been informed of this news, they immediately conclude they must kill the king of Scotland, Duncan, even though the prophecy mentioned no such thing....   [tags: Lady Macbeth Character Analysis]

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Love in Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Dog

- The Russian attitude toward love during Chekhov’s time is very patriarchal and is considered normal to marry for practical reasons, parental pressures or other considerations rather than for love. The feelings that accompany love, such as passion and spirituality, are not a societal consideration and this institutional attitude toward human emotion is the catalyst for Chekhov’s story. When a person is deprived of love, he or she builds up a futility of life which consumes the human soul. In Anton Chekhov’s “The Lady with the Dog”, the readers are placed in a setting where the main character Gurov, and his love interest Anna, are given the emotional freedom to feel love toward one another....   [tags: The Lady with the Pet Dog]

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Examine Lord Capulets motivation, attitude and behaviour in three key

- Examine Lord Capulets motivation, attitude and behaviour in three key scenes and suggest how an actor could perform the part so as to convey these motives and attitudes to an audience. The play “Romeo and Juliet” was written in 1589-95 by William Shakespeare. The play is a tragedy which means that it is a serious play and will not end happily for some will die. It was set in 16th century Verona in Italy, which was a patriarchal society. This meant that men had the power and all women were compelled under the control of their husbands and fathers....   [tags: Drama]

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Descriptive Language and The Lady of Shallot

- Descriptive Language and The Lady of Shallot In any piece of lyrical poetry, authors must masterfully use the language of the poem to covey the intended meaning. In order to ensure the meaning is not lost, it is imperative that the author incorporates various aspects of the narrative to escalate the poem past its face value. Alfred Tennyson’s poem “The Lady of Shallot” is no exception to the rule. From lines like “blue unclouded weather” and “the gemmy bridle glitter’d free”, one can draw that descriptive language is Tennyson’s tool to revealing the underlying meaning (Griffith 334)....   [tags: The Lady of Shallot]

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Love in Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Dog

- Anton Chekov is said be extremely modest about his extraordinary ability to empathize with the characters that he wrote about in his stories. He was careful not stereotype any of the characters he portrayed nor did he over dramatize the story’s plot. The characters emotions and reactions to those emotions were the vehicle for the stories plot. Chekov only desired to write about real people with real feelings which allowed his writings such as “The Lady with the Little Dog”, the seriousness and sympathy it deserves....   [tags: The Lady with the Little Dog]

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Irresponsible Love in Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Dog

- Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Pet Dog can be said to be one of the most controversial fictions in the way it the extramarital affairs and the mystery of love that plagues the 21st century families. By the use of imaginary characters, Chekhov explores the theme of immorality and irresponsible behaviors among married couples who seek real satisfaction in secrete yet intimate relationships with other married partners. Whereas the likes of Gurov poses as the spoilt seed of the collapsing society, other innocent seekers of real satisfaction such Anna Sergeyevna find themselves confused and dancing to the same tune of marital unfaithfulness....   [tags: The Lady with the Pet Dog]

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Love in Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Dog

- One of the sweet comforts in life is to curl up in a favorite chair with a short story that will briefly carry people away from their everyday lives. On rare occasions, a tale mirrors real life in such a way that one is strangely comforted by the normalcy reflected in the words. A perfect example of a story about ordinary life that will soothe the soul in search for some insight on understanding the human behavior is Anton Chekhov’s “The Lady with the Pet Dog.” This style of writing has such a mass appeal because the characters wear recognizable social masks and reflect an everyday reality....   [tags: The Lady With the Pet Dog]

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Love in Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Dog

- Love has always been a controversial issue throughout centuries. However, it was, and is, still one of the most popular topics in literature.One cannot help but be reminded of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet when that particular topic is brought up, which is one of the finest examples on this topic. Despite all the literary works written about love, love itself remains unexplained. The questions “why” and “when” is often asked –it can usually be answered vaguely or deeply, but sometimes it remians unanswered....   [tags: The Lady with the Pet Dog]

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Nō Drama Analysis: Hanjo-Lady Han

- Out of all the nō plays that we were required to read in class from Atsumori to Sumidagawa, there were sometimes resolution to the story but never truly happy endings. Therefore, my views on nō dramas were not very high. I personally love happy endings so when I received this assignment I was determined to find one that suited to my liking, thus I found Hanjo. According to the book, Japanese Nō dramas by Royall Tyler, Hanjo was written by Zeami himself and the honzetsu of the story is a famous Chinese story called Han Shōyo or Lady Han (which could be found in the Wakan rōei shū, or the “Collection of Japanese and Chinese poems for Chanting Aloud”)....   [tags: Zeami, Lady Han, Hanago]

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The Lady of Shallot

- The Lady of Shallot Alfred, Lord Tennyson, was known for his pictorial poetry, characterizes as "painterly," "picturesque" with visual detail and images that represent mood, situation and carry emotion" (ENG 103 Lecture on Victorian Age and Literature). The imagery of emotion is especially evident in the poet's depiction of nature, in the form of melancholy. In examining "The Lady of Shallot," the sense of eminent gloom of destiny is illustrated. Through the personification of nature, a vivid glimpse into a lady doomed by her fate....   [tags: Lady of Shalott Essays]

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The Lady of Shallot

- The Lady of Shallot   "The Lady of Shallot," by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, acts as a voice for people struggling with materialism of the industrial age. Tennyson became famous for reflecting the "idealism of an industrious society that was nonetheless racked by deep doubts about its materialism" (The Longman Anthology Of British Literature p. 1908). The curse of the mysterious lady of the poem could be thought of  as the curse of the people subcombing to the dreaded materialism and giving up the Victorian innocent ideals....   [tags: Lady of Shalott Essays]

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Henry James’ Portrait of a Lady

- Henry James’ Portrait of a Lady "On her long journey from Rome her mind had been given up to vagueness; she was unable to question the future. She performed this journey with sightless eyes and took little pleasure in the countries she traversed, decked out though they were in the richest freshness of spring. Her thoughts followed their course through other countries‹strange-looking, dimly-lighted, pathless lands, in which there was no change of seasons, but only as it seemed, a perpetual dreariness of winter....   [tags: Portrait Lady]

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Macbeth And Lady Macbeth By William Shakespeare

- Macbeth, a renowned written play by the prominent William Shakespeare, features the protagonists Macbeth and Lady Macbeth with characters such as the witches whose words and prophecies influence them in many aspects of their decision-making. Although Macbeth is initially a loyal Thane and soldier to his King, his ambition for power overruns his loyalty. This ambition is stimulated when the witches tell him that he shall be king after the current King of Scotland, Duncan. While the witches are clever, sinister beings, their horrifying appearances are confused to be more masculine than ladylike....   [tags: Macbeth, Three Witches, Poetry, Lady Macbeth]

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Cortázar’s Short Story, Letter to a Young Lady in Paris

- Cortázar’s short story “Letter to a Young Lady in Paris,” is a seven-and-a-half page long letter from a young man to his young female friend who has allowed him to house sit for her while she is away in Paris. The letter was written over several days, which shows his dedication to their relationship; very few men would write that much, or with such candidness to anybody. In a similar light, very few women would allow males into their apartments when they are present, much less when they are away and thus unable to keep a keen watch over whatever is happening....   [tags: Letter to a Young Lady in Paris]

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A Feminist Perspective of The Lady of Shalott

- A Feminist Perspective of The Lady of Shalott        In an essay on feminist criticism, Linda Peterson of Yale University explains how literature can "reflect and shape the attitudes that have held women back" (330). From the viewpoint of a feminist critic, "The Lady of Shalott" provides its reader with an analysis of the Victorian woman's conflict between her place in the interior, domestic role of society and her desire to break into the exterior, public sphere which generally had been the domain of men....   [tags: Lady of Shalott Essays Feminism]

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An Explication of Tennyson's The Lady of Shalott

- An Explication of Tennyson's The Lady of Shalott       Children often grow up listening to fairy tales.  Repunsel is one fairy tale about a girl cursed to live a life of isolation in a tower.  She longs to break free from seclusion and become part of the outside world.  She eventually finds her one true love and risks her life to be with him.  "The Lady of Shalott" by Lord Alfred Tennyson relates to Repunsel in many ways.  In this poem, Tennyson tells a story of isolation.  The woman in this ballad is also doomed to remain on her sheltered island eternally.  If she even looks out at Camelot, she will die.  She finally sees her "red-cross knight" (line 78).  The Lady of Shalott escapes fro...   [tags: Lady of Shalott Essays]

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The Lady of Shalott and Industrialized Misery

- The Lady of Shalott and Industrialized Misery Alfred Lord Tennyson, one of the mid-Victorian's most celebrated poets of the time, was genius in "eloquently presenting the anxieties and aspirations of his era" (Longman p. 1909). Trademarks of Victorian life included questioning faith, the Bible, the past, and the self. More and more people were interested in the industry of man rather than the uniqueness of nature, and progress of society proved that man was made to dominate and take everything for himself....   [tags: Lady of Shalott Essays]

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The Lady Or The Tiger? by Frank Stockton

- The Lady Or The Tiger. by Frank Stockton Standing in the center of a larger arena was a young youth whose faith was in the balances. Spectators raise steely on all sides directly in front of him awaiting his death. In front of him was two massive doors behind one were life and bliss, behind another lies a man-eating beast. The choice he makes of the two doors solely depending on a Semi-Barbaric princess. Whose train of thought might be different from that of a person who is sound of mind. Being of her background, she would easily have led the youth to the door of the beast....   [tags: Frank Stockton The Lady Or The Tiger?]

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The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

- I read this book out of interest for another Henry James piece, liking Daisy Miller so much. I found that this book, as in Daisy Miller, has a female point of interest throughout. Isabel Archer is a young American girl brought to Europe after her father has died in America. Isabel is an independent girl, easily noticed by many others in her circle. I felt that Isabel was a woman in her time, in that she took notice of things that she wouldn’t have without certain without the opportunities she was given....   [tags: Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady]

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Clarissa or The History of a Young Lady

- Clarissa or The History of a Young Lady   In the Johnson age there are many popular writers.  One of these authors is Samuel Richardson, who was a novelist.  His most popular novels were Pamela and Clarissa, which are both constructed of a series of letters.  Clarissa, however, was regarded as one of his most popular European novels.  "His masterpiece, Clarissa, or the History of a Young Lady, one of the greatest European novels, was published in 1747-8" (Richardson, 1).   When Richardson wrote Clarissa his intention was to write a novel of a series of letters that were written by an unskilled author.  This book contains 537 letters written by various characters in the novel.  B...   [tags: Clarissa History of a Young Lady]

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The Lady With The Dog by Anton Chekhov

- In the beginning of the story, Chekhov begins with the simple line, 'It was said that a new person had appeared on the sea-front…'; This passage shows that the local residents of Yalta have discovered an outsider, a person they know nothing about. Chekhov asks the reader to consider who is she with and why is she there. The character of the sly womanizer, Dmitri Gurov, also asks these questions. When first reading I began to form a certain opinion of Dmitri. We know he is married and has children....   [tags: The Lady with the Pet Dog]

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Tennyson’s The Lady of Shalott

- Tennyson’s The Lady of Shalott What used to be a simple home is now a sacred sanctuary, a refuge from all the filth of the world, a place to trap and stifle beauty, adventure, and passion. What used to be a simple woman is now an angel, a pure and domestic celestial being. I live in an era where women are considered most beautiful when isolated, helpless, and even dead; where a lady with passion is scarier than a bitter hag; where feminine is now a synonym for pure, selfless, and submissive; where sexism has put on the fancy dress of romance....   [tags: Tennyson Lady Shalott essays]

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Sterling Seagrave's Dragon Lady

- Empress Dowager Tzu His Exposed in Sterling Seagrave's Dragon Lady China’s great ancient empire has been the source of stories, fables, and fascination throughout the world for generations. The Asian culture has a long history of powerful leaders and ruthless battles making it one of the longest standing powers that the world has ever known. Yet, what took centuries to create was destroyed during the reign of a single ruler, plunging the country into chaos and confusion. The one who often is believed to have generated this collapse is the Empress Dowager Tzu His, the last Empress of China....   [tags: Sterling Seagrave Dragon Lady]

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Portraying the Character of Lady Macbeth

- Portraying the Character of Lady Macbeth Congratulations on getting the part of Lady Macbeth in the recent Old Vic’s production of the Scottish Play I am writing this letter to give you some interpretation and tips on how you can portray you character best on stage. After watching numerous versions of the play, I have not once seen this character being conveyed as well as the Globe’s recent production. Hence in this letter I want to clarify and explain how this scene can be staged best, since it is one of the most important in the play; your role will need to be played out exceptionally well....   [tags: Lady Macbeth Scottish Plays Essays]

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The Struggle in Sylvia Plath's Lady Lazarus

- The Struggle in Lady Lazarus Lady Lazarus repeats the struggle between Nazi and Jew which is used in Daddy, with the Nazi atrocities a background across which the amazing, self-renewing speaker strides. The speaker orchestrates every aspect of her show, attempting to undermine the power an audience would normally have over her. She controls her body, instead of being a passive object of other eyes. The speaker orders her enemy to Peel off the napkin, telling the audience that there is a charge for her performance, but death to her is nothing but a big strip tease....   [tags: Lady Lazarus Essays]

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Sylvia Plath's Lady Lazarus and Stings

- Lady Lazarus and Stings Sylvia Plath's works are known for their extremes. Much of the influence of her poems came from the males in her life that had the most effect on her; her father, Otto Plath and Ted Hughes, who she married and later it fell apart when Ted began having an affair. The effects of these men on her were mostly negative, making her poems to have loathing and suffering. Otto Plath published a book about bees early in Sylvia's life, and he kept bees, which was an n activity later carried on by his daughter....   [tags: Lady Lazarus Essays]

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Sylvia Plath's Lady Lazarus

- Sylvia Plath's "Lady Lazarus" In her poem, “Lady Lazarus,” Sylvia Plath uses dark imagery, disturbing diction, and allusions to shameful historical happenings to create a unique and morbid tone that reflects the necessity of life and death. Although the imagery and diction and allusions are all dark and dreary, it seems that the speaker’s attitude towards death is positive. The speaker longs for death, and despises the fact the she is continually raised up out of it. From the title, Plath gives us immediately the theme of the poem....   [tags: Sylvia Plath Lady Lazarus Essays]

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The Similar Characters in: "The Lady of Shalott" by Alfred Lord Tennyson and "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes

- The poem The Lady of Shalott is written by Alfred Lord Tennyson. The poem is about a mysterious woman who lives in a tower and is very isolated from the rest of the world. The poem The Highwayman is written by Alfred Noyes. The main character is the very beautiful landlord’s daughter, Bess. Both the female protagonists are described as attractive, and they both prove themselves to be very brave. They each, in their different ways, die for love. Therefore they can both be described as courageous, but also perhaps slightly naïve....   [tags: Lady of Shalott, Alfred Lord Tennyson, poetry, Hig]

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Tone in Sylvia Plath's Lady Lazarus

- Tone in Sylvia Plath's "Lady Lazarus" In “Lady Lazarus” by Sylvia Plath, the speaker’s tone is revealed through many different poetic aspects. Throughout her writing, the speaker’s attitude towards death appears to be happy but, when looking more closely at Plath’s use of poetic devices her attitude is bitter. Shown mainly through the diction, images, sounds and repetition, this depressing tone emphasizes the speaker’s feelings about death. First, diction or word choice used throughout this poem depicts apart the meaning and stresses the tone....   [tags: Sylvia Plath Lady Lazarus Essays]

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Elaine of Astolat in Tennyson's The Lady of Shalott and Lancelot and Elaine

- Elaine of Astolat in Tennyson's The Lady of Shalott and Lancelot and Elaine       The Arthurian legends have fascinated people over the centuries with tales of kings, noble ladies, knights, magicians, love, and death. Among those who wrote about King Arthur's reign was Alfred, Lord Tennyson. One of his poems, "The Lady of Shalott," became immensely popular for its moving pathos and mystery. Yet, the poem was based on a character from Arthurian legends - Elaine of Astolat. Several years after composing the poem, Tennyson wrote directly about Elaine's tragic love affair with Sir Lancelot in "Lancelot and Elaine," found in his epic piece Idylls of the King.  Although both poems sha...   [tags: Lady of Shalott Essays]

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No Reason to Ban Lady Chatterley's Lover by DH Lawrence

- Lady Chatterley’s Lover, written by DH. Lawrence was first published in 1928. The novel follows around the protagonist of the story, Lady Constance Chatterley. The story is about how this woman, who is trapped in a loveless and almost sterile marriage, finds emotional and physical love with the gameskeeper of her husband’s estate. As a story about the relationships between men and women, I find this book a very nice read, but with Lawrence also using this novel as a way to show his readers the evils of machines and capitalism, at times I find it lacking....   [tags: Lady Chatterley’s Lover]

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Structure in The Lady With the Pet Dog by Joyce Carol Oates

- Often, the circumstances of a marriage can leave the people involved feeling empty and unloved. These feelings of hopelessness can lead people to make uncharacteristic choices. Adultery, even in a marriage without love, can have a dramatic effect on the people involved. For the adulterous partner, the feelings of guilt and anxiety can often lead to overwhelming confusion. The short story "The Lady with the Pet Dog" by Oates, shows how the act of cheating creates confusion in the mind of the main character thorough use of an unchronological structure, and unusual character development....   [tags: The Lady With the Pet Dog]

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Shakespeare’s Lady Macbeth: Pure Evil?

-    Next to Macbeth himself, Lady Macbeth is the penultimate person in Shakespeare's play, Macbeth. And though she does not survive to the end, her influence on Macbeth lasts throughout the play. She is the most influential person in Macbeth's downfall, next to the witches. However, her relationship with him goes far deeper then that of the witches. It is my belief that the witches act only as a trigger to start the events in the play, and that Lady Macbeth herself was the driving force behind Macbeth's actions....   [tags: Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth]

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Comparing Pygmalion and My Fair Lady

- Comparing Pygmalion and My Fair Lady Through the years, countless film directors have adapted and recreated various novels and plays to make them ideal for the big-screen. In many cases, directors strive to keep their screenplay adaptations true to the original literature; however, viewers often find contrasts in certain areas of the film. George Bernard Shaw, author of the play Pygmalion, who had passed away prior to the production of My Fair Lady in 1964, therefore, he could not assist in the transition from play to musical....   [tags: My Fair Lady Pygmalion Compare Contrast Essays]

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