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Behind the Story of the Swan Maiden

- Behind the Story of the Swan Maiden The story of the Swan Maiden dates back centuries and is an expansively recognizable fairy tale in Europe, though it has spread worldwide. It has numerous surprising meanings and elements to it that some have deeply searched for. Turns out, this, “kid’s story”, is not as innocent as you may believe. The Swan Maiden has been interpreted through several objectives such as the variations of the tale, the meaning and history, and the beliefs behind the story, which sparks a much more intellectual understanding....   [tags: moral, beliefs, fairy tale]

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Death and the Maiden, and Power

- Death and the Maiden and Punishment are literatures that are about woman that have suffered in their life`s, but at the end they make choices that made them happy. These two literatures explain the power women can contribute through control. Paulina and Chandara are from two different countries and backgrounds, but very similar when it comes to completing a goal in their life`s they have to fulfill. Chandara and Paulina are two woman that seem weak at the beginning of the story and play, but as they set on a target they become strong and wise on the decisions they make....   [tags: power, control, character analysis]

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The Death and the Maiden Book Analysis

- Revenge is a fault many would admit to, due to the difficulty of forgiving someone from past experiences with them. Envision a young girl taking music lessons from an older, male, family friend a few blocks from her house. She was kidnapped and eventually tracked down several years later. The police gave up their search for the man, as too many years had passed. The young girl lived her teenage year’s recalling memories of the torture that was inflicted upon her in the past. Imagine being placed in this situation with this being your daughter, girlfriend or wife....   [tags: pinochet, revenge, ariel dorfman]

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Death and the Maiden

- “There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” –Oscar Wilde Death and the Maiden discusses Princess Diana, her media, and her public from the point-of-view of Maureen Dowd. Was Diana the “spendthrift of her own celebrity”. Is the media a market of vultures feeding off of Diana. Does the public actually have any remorse for the Princess. There is no right or wrong answers for these questions because they are merely opinionated. Whether or not Diana was a victim of celebrity culture or the creator of her own demise is debatable, and even though Dowd thinks the coverage of Diana’s death was awful she felt she brought on a lot of the o...   [tags: Ariel Dorfman]

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Death and the Maiden: Meddling With Death's Affairs

- Human vanity is that we think that we can surpass our own mortality and therefore we fail to grasp the larger picture, that of death’s omnipresence. Death’s looming presence overshadows the character’s actions in both Ismail Kadare’s Broken April and Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden. Therefore, it’s important to examine how the characters of the separate works approach the concept mortality, seeing how it fascinates them and how it shapes their lives. This can be seen in Broken April with the endless cycle of blood that Gjorg only succeeds in perpetuating, sealing his fate and leaving him to wander the bleak and desolate road....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Analysis Of Persepolis And Death And The Maiden Address

- Just about every individual has two sides, the one they show to the world and the one that they keep to themselves, their immediate family, and their closest friends. While the extent of the difference may vary from one person to another, there is that change or that bit of contrast in almost everyone. The most common difference is someone who is more reserved and more properly behaved in public while more open and more comfortable going against the grain within the privacy of their own home or with familia company....   [tags: Gender, Sexism, Marjane Satrapi, Rape]

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Death And The Maiden - Film Vs

- The Polanski film Death and the Maiden is a wonderful and intelligent interpretation of Ariel Dorfman’s human rights problem play. Polanski has produced, in this film, an exceptional piece of direction, in which his own personal, emotional input is evident. The main theme of the play is an extremely personal one for both playwright (and scriptwriter) and director. Both Dorfman and Polanski have had to face and flee the horrors of dictatorship and human rights violations: Dorfman in Chile, under General Augusto Pinochet, and Polanski in Poland under the Nazis....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Personification of War in "Do Not Weep, Maiden, for War is Kind"

- The personification of war in the poem “Do Not Weep, Maiden, for War Is Kind” by Stephen Crane is a major contributor to the elaborate depiction of the negative impacts that come with warfare. The inside speaker of the lyric poem states how soldiers are used to kill other soldiers and their exponentially numerous deaths unarguably affect their lovers, children and families. The complex and recognizable structure of this poem contributes to its meaning by directly affecting the tone. Furthermore, the use of verbal devices and vivid imagery help communicate the theme and verbalize the tragedy that war is....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Analysis of Do Not Weep, Maiden, For War Is King by Stephen Crane

- Stephen Crane uses several different poetic and stylistic devices in his lyrical organic poem, “Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind”. For instance, the structure of the poem is made up of five stanzas. The purpose of the poem is to explain to readers the horror and distraction that comes with war. “These men where born to drill and die”-Lines 19. War also comes between families and loved, ones tearing them apart. “Mother.../... shroud of your son”-23-24. Dominant devices prevailing in the poem are tone/mood, diction, imagery, and sound devices....   [tags: horror, distracton, war, families, mood]

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William Faulkner's Dry September and Eudora Wetley's Keela the Outcast Indian Maiden

- Many people say to embrace your own self but it is hard when are being treated differently because of who you are. In Southern Gothic Fiction there are many visible signs of how people are treated differently because of something to do with their appearance. It’s interesting to look at in our time period now since so many laws and human expectations have changed. I believe the people in these stories were treated unfairly and it would never have happened in today’s society. I chose to look at William Faulkner’s “Dry September” and Eudora Welty’s “Keela the Outcast Indian Maiden” because I saw the stories were shaped the most by race relations in the south....   [tags: race relations in the South, literary analysis]

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Comparison Between the Play and Movie Versions of Death and the Maiden

- Comparison Between the Play and Movie Versions of Death and the Maiden There is a significant difference between the play and movie versions of Death and the Maiden. The movie version emphasizes visual and sound effects, while the play highlights the importance of language. The movie version starts by playing a section from Schubert’s quartet Death and the Maiden. After the melodious music, viewers immediately see and hear lightening outside a small house as well as ocean waves clash against rocks....   [tags: English Literature]

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Death and the Maiden: The Effects of Chilian Dictatorship

- ... Evidently not. What does need to excuse. There occurs some interior transformation in whom he(she) asks for the pardon and in whom it(he,she) grants it. In a country where this word has been invoked so often and prostituted some others in simulated processes indeed, justice and repair, to listen to her a bitter smile provokes us. An assistant, who has worked with victims of the conflict armed(assembled) in our country, was contributing some considerations: " every victim demands to be a protagonist and it only to be obtained on having obtained the truth of mouth of his(her,your) victimario; it(he,she) does not seek to remember only....   [tags: story, complexity, power, logic]

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Comparing Owen's Dulce et Decorum Est and Crane's Do Not Weep, Maiden, For War Is Kind

- Comparing Owen's Dulce et Decorum Est and Crane's Do Not Weep, Maiden, For War Is Kind   Both Stephen Crane's "Do Not Weep, Maiden, For War Is Kind" and Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est" use vivid images, diction rich with connotation, similes, and metaphors to portray the irony between the idealized glory of war and the lurid reality of war. However, by looking at the different ways these elements are used in each poem, it is clear that the speakers in the two poems are soldiers who come from opposite ends of the spectrum of military ranks....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Glamorization of War in Crane's Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind, Le Guin's The Ones Who Wal

- Glamorization of War in Crane's Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind, Le Guin's The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas, Lovelace's To Lucasta, Going to the Wars and Owen's Dulce Et Decorum Est I dream sometimes about war. And the fear that follows the war drums. I dreamt once of my junior high teacher, a stocky woman with a passion for the middle ages, whipping me and my friends into an army with swords and shields, and then screaming that if we retreat even one step, we'll lose. If we lose, we die....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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The Maidens Spell

- There was once a beautiful, young maiden who possessed prodigious magical skill. Though the Maiden’s kinsfolk died before she was able to talk or walk, she lived a fulsome life with many servants and gold in surplus, and she was highly commended by the townspeople in the kingdom below her manor. As the Maiden grew from a bonny baby to a resplendent young woman she was worshiped by every man whose eyes beheld her, for she possessed flawless beauty, beyond that of most who walk the earth. Though the Maiden appeared perfect and unflawed she was not as blessed in demeanour, for though she was a woman of bewitching beauty, inside she was also shallow, selfish and cruel....   [tags: narrative, knight, selfish]

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Steve Madden 's Brand On $ 1000 Dollars

- Steve Madden started his brand on $1,000 dollars in his back account back in 1990 out of a factory in Queens, New York. Since then he has released 3 sub brands including Madden Girl who targets ages 15-20, Steven a higher end brand who targets women ages 25-40 and of course Steve Madden for ages 18-35. Steve Madden has accessories as well such as jewelry, handbags, belts, sun wear, outerwear and hosiery. Their accessories range anywhere from $20-$200 and are available for both men and women. The company’s price range from $20 -$300 and targets a college-educated customer working in an office in an urban city who is always on the go....   [tags: Brand, Brand management, Steve Madden, Branding]

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Dramatic Interpretation of Death and the Maidan and They Dance Alone

- Dramatic interpretation: 'Death and the Maidan' and 'They Dance Alone' RESPONDING The strategies that we have used in Death and Maiden, 1984 and They Dance Alone are cross-cutting, non-verbal means role play and freeze frame. We used cross-cutting in Death and Maiden, non-verbal means in They Dance Alone, role play in 1984 and freeze frames in most of the performances. Cross-cutting is a technique used especially in filmmaking in which shots of two or more separate, usually concurrent scenes are interwoven; it can also be called inter-cutting....   [tags: Drama]

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SWOT Analysis: Malden Mills Company

- Question one Malden Mills is a textile industry located in Lawrence, Massachusetts that had to be rebuilt after the company premises erupted into flames in December 11, 1995. Aaron Feuerstein the CEO and owner of the company responded fast and successfully resolved the crisis through sacrificing the company finances. This was achieved through transparent communication with employees where the latter were paid their dues for subsequent months despite the crisis. The dedication of Malden Mills to its employees, industry and the community during reconstruction was a remarkable occurrence in business management....   [tags: textile industry, stakeholders, communication]

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Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens' Similarities to Shinto

- Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens is a Japanese animation TV series that brings together drama, romanticism, and comedy all in one. Kannagi is about a boy named Jin Mikuriya who uses wood from the sacred tree of Kannagi and carves a statue of a girl. The statue comes to life as a goddess, whose name is Nagi. Both Nagi and Jin work together to remove impurities that are congregating in the town. There are numerous symbols, references to beliefs, and tie-ins to the Shinto religion throughout Kannagi. Whether they are intentional or not, they are still present and can be used for analysis....   [tags: religion, goddess, impurities]

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Mission Statement for Success of Steve Madden Footwear

- Mission Statement “Our main mission is to consistently deliver trend right designs to our customers. To further build our business, we will leverage our tremendous brand equity, dominant position in fashion-forward footwear, and industry-leading design team and will work to ensure that Steven Madden, Ltd. emerges as a global lifestyle branded company.” Birth of Corporation Steve Madden always showed interest in shoes, ever since he was younger and trying to figure out what he wanted to do as far as a career....   [tags: shoes, production, fashion ]

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- Welcome to Madden NFL 2004. This README.txt file contains information on issues not covered by the manual and install guide. - Supported 3D Accelerator Hardware Madden NFL 2004 requires a 32mb 3D Direct3D chipset including: Cards with these chipsets are officially supported ------------------------------------------------------- - nVidia GeForce2 GTS, GeForce3, GeForce4 MX series, GeForce4 Ti series, GeForce FX series Win98 driver ver: Detonator 44.30 WinME driver ver: Detonator 44.30 WinXP driver ver: Detonator 44.30 Win2k driver ver: Detonator 44.30 **NOTE**: Madden NFL 2004 does not officially support the GeForce 2 MX series....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Owney Madden

- for so many years. It was wasting away, but the Don Corleone from the UK would do everything he could to establish a name for himself, through a life filled with luck and crime. Liverpool, England, the birth to British and American Rock sensation, The beatles, was also the birthplace of one of the world’s most notorious killer. It was in Liverpool, England, 1892, that Owney Madden was born. However, only in 1903, did he and his family emigrate to New York and settle in the slums of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Temple Maidens or Sex Slaves An Insight to the Customary Violence against Women in Nepal

- Temple Maidens or Sex Slaves An insight to the Customary Violence against Women in Nepal The true bitter reality of the lives of Nepalese Women remains unacknowledged by men and women alike and this ignorance along with deeply rooted patriarchal values exists at all levels. Despite the mere fact that women compose of more than fifty percent of the total population in Nepal, they are still deprived of the dignity and equality they deserve. As illiterate dwellers of rural Nepal, they are ignorant about their rights and end up never taking advantage of the offered guidance....   [tags: Violence, argumentative, persuasive]

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The Crusades: Review of Thomas F. Madden's The New Concise History of the Crusades

- In Thomas F. Madden’s The New Concise History of the Crusades, he is able to effectively give an accurate depiction of the Crusades in a story-like manner. The expansive and convoluted history of the Crusades has been marred by myths and misconceptions about the true nature of these “holy wars”. In his history, Madden seeks to correct these maladies that plague the Crusades by using concrete evidence to support his claims. Although Madden does an excellent job in condensing the history of the Crusades into 225 pages, there are some improvements that he could have made in his history in order to make it less opinionated and more critical....   [tags: Christianity, Islam, Ancient History]

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The New Concise History Of The Crusades

- Thomas Madden’s Crusades is an exposition of the crusades, which occurred during the Middle Ages. The Crusades were a series of military conflicts of a religious character. They remain a very important movement in human history, and are hard to understand, as they include several themes and they lasted for a long time (about two hundred years, and the author covers a period of about eight centuries in his chronological work). Religion is, of course, the most recurrent theme we think about the Crusades, but is it the only factor to explain them....   [tags: Thomas Madden]

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Comparing the Balance of Power and Relationships in Rosetti's Cousin Kate and Keats' La Belle Dame sans Merci

- Christina Rossetti and John Keats were both poets in their own prime. Rossetti wrote the somewhat controversial poem, Cousin Kate (1879) and John Keats wrote the French named poem, La Belle Dame sans Merci, (1819) which means “the beautiful woman without mercy”. Both poems explore the injustices of love and power and also the consequences of what happens with a potentially bad decision. Not only this, they both address these themes with a particular balance of the two; they both have similarities, yet they both contrast in many different ways....   [tags: poetry, cousin kate, la belle dame sans merci]

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The faces of the Goddess

- The faces of the Goddess Throughout history women have empowered themselves by taking on many different titles and roles. This can be seen in the two allegorical fantasy novels The Mists of Avalon and Forest house, both written by Marion Zimmer Bradley. In both novels we see the female protagonists take on many different roles as they move throughout the different stages of their lives. In the novels it is believed that the Goddess shows herself in every woman. The stages and roles held by the two priestesses, Morgaine and Eilan, represent the different forms the Goddess takes....   [tags: English Literature]

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Similarities and Differences in the Two Poems, Cousin Kate and The Seduction

- The two narrative poems, ‘Cousin Kate’ and ‘The Seduction’ have a number of similarities between them, such as the poems are both based on love and the misuse of women. However, the two poems are also very different in some ways. For instance, the reactions to love vary in the poems. ‘Cousin Kate’ was set in the 1860’s and ‘The Seduction’ was set in the 1970’s, therefore, the poems are set one hundred years apart from each other. It is due to this that they have many differences between them. The difference in time contributes to the language that the poems have been written in....   [tags: Compare/contrast, Poetry Analysis, Poem Analysis]

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The Literary Tradition of Love Poetry through a Close Examination of the Poems Cousin Kate and I Wish I Could Remember

- The Literary Tradition of Love Poetry through a Close Examination of the Poems Cousin Kate and I Wish I Could Remember Cousin Kate is a poem about a Cottage Maiden who was complimented and wooed by a lord to get her to have sex with him. He then saw her cousin, Kate, and abandoned the maiden to marry her. The maiden has his child and becomes an outlaw for having him out of wedlock while Kate and the Lord are looked upon as respectable and pure. From the start of the poem we see that the speakers circumstances have changed....   [tags: Papers]

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Summary Of ' The Little Match Girl '

- “The Little Match Girl,” gives readers an insight on what it is like to be a starving, freezing, homeless, and mistreated little girl. “She carried a quantity of matches in an old apron, and she held a bundle of them in her hand. Nobody had brought anything of her the whole livelong day; no one had given her a single farthing” (**). The little maiden is trying to sell matches to bring home money for her father. The story says very little about about the little maiden’s father, but readers learn that when she comes home without the money he hits her (**)....   [tags: Christmas, Christmas tree, Girl, Temperature]

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Analysis of Cousin Kate by Christina Rossetti

- Analysis of Cousin Kate by Christina Rossetti 'Cousin Kate' by Christina Rossetti describes a cottage maiden who was seduced and used by the lord of the estate for which she worked. She was surprised and taken a back by the fact that someone so great and powerful could be slightly interested in her, and so she automatically fell in love with him. It wasn't until after he had slept with her that he left her for her cousin, Kate. The cottage maiden was devastated that he had done that to her. She felt unclean and unwanted....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

- Since its inception in 1995, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has inducted over 300 artists, composers, producers, and other aficionados who have influenced the progression of Rock and Roll. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is founded on principles of musical influence, innovation, superiority of style and technique, and, most importantly, musical excellence. It has inducted a variety of styles and decades from the pre-rock and roll era through the 80’s. One of the most important component’s to musical excellence is the artist’s ability to create important and memorable music....   [tags: Rock music, Heavy metal music, Punk rock]

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Cousin Kate by Christina Rossetti

- The poem, Cousin Kate, written by Christina Rossetti is the story of a cottage maiden and how she was seduced and used by the lord of the estate for which she worked. The poem then goes on to describe how she became jealous of her cousin, Kate, as she then went on to marry the lord. The lord had seduced the cottage maiden and used her like, "A Silken Knot" This basically means that the lord used the cottage maiden as a trophy and used her when he wanted to. The poem starts by describing the cottage maiden by saying that she was hardened by "Sun and air" Which suggests that she worked in the fields and the poem goes onto say that she was, "Contented...   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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The Story of Pygmalion and Galatea

- The Story of Pygmalion and Galatea “If you gods can give all things, may I have as my wife, I pray… one like the ivory maiden.” ~Pygmalion Pygmalion, the mythical king of Cyprus, had many problems when dating women. He always seemed to accept dates from the wrong women. Some were rude, others were selfish; he was revolted by the faults nature had placed in these women. It left him feeling very depressed. He eventually came to despise the female gender so much that he decided he would never marry any maiden....   [tags: Cyprus Mythology]

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Real Life Applications of Stories about The Forbidden Trees

- ... The Lord God punished the woman and Adam, because they did not listen to his command. This connects to our society today, because many people who are forbidden from doing something follow the rules until that one person tell them something different to break the rule. While breaking this rule, that person will most likely face consequences in the end. In the story, “Popul Vuh,” there was a maiden who heard about the Calabash tree. “No one is to pick the fruit, nor is anyone to go beneath the tree,” they said (“Popul Vuh” 1752)....   [tags: freedom, fruit, society]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' An Invite

- John Clare’s “An Invite to Eternity” is a poem that at first glance seems happy and inviting but once examined, is actually quite depressing and aloof. Although it appears to be a direct address to an anonymous “maiden,” in reality the poem is much more complex. Clare offers his “sweet maid” a less than appealing future life, presenting her with an “eternity” filled with harsh landscapes and loneliness. Most readers’ first impression when they think of eternity is almost dream-like or heavenly. However, Clare’s vision of eternity is dark and mysterious and uninviting....   [tags: Poetry, Stanza, Meter, Present tense]

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Courtly Love

- During the Middle Ages, Courtly love was a code which prescribed the conduct between a lady and her lover (Britannica). The relationship of courtly love was very much like the feudal relationship between a knight and his liege. The lover serves his beloved, in the manner a servant would. He owes his devotion and allegiance to her, and she inspires him to perform noble acts of valor (Schwartz). Capellanus writes, in The Art of Courtly Love, “A true lover considers nothing good except what he thinks will please his beloved”....   [tags: History, Middle Ages]

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Comparing Cousin Kate and Seduction

- Comparing Cousin Kate and Seduction 'Cousin Kate' is set in the Victorian ages. It is about a young, beautiful working class maiden, who is taken away from her simple life by a lord, to a life of riches and luxuries. She lives a very shameful life because she lives with him and is sexually active with the lord before marriage. She even has a child with him. The maiden’s much more attractive cousin appears and the lord is intrigued by her. He leaves the maiden for Kate. The poem has a twist at the end; Cousin Kate is only interested in his money, but she cannot conceive any children for him, and the maiden already has a son of the lord’s and he will inherit his father’s wealth and land as hi...   [tags: Elaine McAuley Christina Rossetti Essays]

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Compare the Representation of Relationships in ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and ‘Rapunzstiltskin’

- Pride and Prejudice is a classic novel about love and the role of women. Though times have changed, there is still a struggle for female independence and respect, in both relationships and the work place, despite the past desperate efforts of the suffragettes in the early 1900s and the present work of feminists and strong female characters today. However, Jane Austen’s novel has forever been the dream world of women all over the world because it’s a real story of the hardships in romance and the oppression of the ‘weaker sex’....   [tags: compare/contrast, literary analysis]

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Analysis Of Edgar Allan Poe 's Annabel Lee

- Analysis on Edgar Allan Poe’s “Annabel Lee” Edgar Allan Poe’s 1849 poem, “Annabel Lee”, explores the common themes of romance and death found in many of Poe’s works. The poem tells the story of a beautiful young maiden named Annabel Lee who resides by the sea. The maiden and the narrator of the poem are deeply in love, however the maiden falls ill and dies, leaving the narrator without his beloved Annabel Lee. Contrary to what many might expect from a poem by Poe and yet still depressing, the poem ends with the narrator accepting Annabel’s death and remains confident that they will forever be together despite her parting....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Poetry, Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe]

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The Lais Of Marie De France

- “The Lais of Marie De France”, written by Marie De France, is a collection of the most popular tales of the Medieval period. One of the tales named “Eliduc”, was about a knight named Eliduc who was the bravest and courtly knight anyone has ever seen. He was loved very much by the King of Brittany, where both he and the King resided. Because Eliduc was the popular and most loved knight, he had many enemies too, that were very jealous of him. So one day, the people who didn 't like Eliduc had told the king lies about him and were successful in changing the Kings ' perception about him, therefore, they had him banished for good....   [tags: Love, Marriage, The Lais of Marie de France]

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A Comparison of ‘To His Coy Mistress’ by Andrew Marvell and ‘Cousin Kate’ by Christina Rossetti

- A Comparison of ‘To His Coy Mistress’ by Andrew Marvell and ‘Cousin Kate’ by Christina Rossetti Andrew Marvell (1621-1678) was a British writer. He was a poet during the Renaissance period. He was one of the metaphysical poets, known for his works like ‘To His Coy Mistress’. He was an assistant to John Milton and a Member of Parliament. Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) was a British writer. She was one of the greatest Victorian poets. She lived a reclusive life and was educated at home....   [tags: Papers]

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Sexuality in "To His Coy Mistress" and "The Flea"

- Be sure to begin each paper with a title. Let's talk about sex; in today's culture one cannot get through the day without viewing billboards, commercials, advertisements, movies, and talk shows which in one way or another are related to sex or the art of seduction. It is believed by many that the current generation is undoubtedly the most sexually explicit generation by far. However, it is not that the current generation is the more occupied with sex than past generations, but, that this generation lacks the finesse that was an essential component in the art of seduction for generations past....   [tags: Poetry]

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The Wife Of Bath 's Tale By Geoffrey Chaucer

- A woman wants the self-same sovereignty as over her husband as over her lover, And master him;and he must not above her” (Chaucer) This is a quote from the “Wife of Bath’s Tale” written by Geoffrey Chaucer. Throughout the poem there are many misogynistic topics are expressed all through the work. For example the knight assuming he had the right to have sex with the maiden without her consent. Many people assuming that since she is a woman that she cannot be a well traveled, experienced woman therefore she should be at the house with the children....   [tags: Marriage, Rape, Wife, War rape]

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The Ruined Maid by Thomas Hardy and Cousin Kate by Christina Rosetti

- The Ruined Maid by Thomas Hardy and Cousin Kate by Christina Rosetti The poems that I studied are 'The Ruined Maid' by Thomas Hardy and 'Cousin Kate' by Christina Rosetti. 'The Ruined Maid' was published in 1901, and 'Cousin Kate' in 1879. These poems were both written in Victorian times, and they both reflect the attitudes towards women at the time. At the beginning of the Victorian period women's powers were extremely limited; they could not control their own money and were very much under the control of men....   [tags: Hardy Rosetti Essays Paper]

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Chretien De Troyes's Romances

- The romance genre is centered around many themes, the most famous being love. The protagonist is almost always the one character that is receiving love or working towards obtaining love. The Romance genre began around the 12th century in Europe. The most famous author of that genre and time was none other than Chretien De Troyes. Troyes is the author of seven poems, four of which were completed by just him. The other three have been worked on and finished by other authors. In this essay the themes from two of his works will be discussed....   [tags: Romance Genre, Falling In Love, Literary Analysis]

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The Lais Of Milum : A Story Of A Great Knight

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Comparing Cousin Kate and The Seduction

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Edgar Allan Poe's Annabel Lee

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The Power Of The Woman

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The Princess Is In The Dungeon

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Cousin Kate by Christina Rossetti

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A Critical Examination Of My Lover In White

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The Man Of Men Are Staying At The Inn

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Comparing the Themes of Love in Lord Byron's “She Walks in Beauty” and Keats' Poem, “La Belle Dame sans Merci”

- There are many different themes that can be used to make a poem both successful and memorable. Such is that of the universal theme of love. This theme can be developed throughout a poem through an authors use of form and content. “She Walks in Beauty,” by George Gordon, Lord Byron, is a poem that contains an intriguing form with captivating content. Lord Byron, a nineteenth-century poet, writes this poem through the use of similes and metaphors to describe a beautiful woman. His patterns and rhyme scheme enthrall the reader into the poem....   [tags: She Walks in Beauty, La Belle Dame sans Merci]

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Critical Approach to Man’s Use of Modern Technology; Tess and the Honud Character's Analysis

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The Sinking of the Titanic: How It Could Have Been Prevented?

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Even the Great Fall: The Story of Phyllis on Aristotle

- No one ever wants to admit that they have flaws or a weakness. To admit a thing like that would be equivalent to admitting defeat. Possessing strength and self-control creates the atmosphere of being superior. Being put on that high pedestal will only lead to a harder fall. It is impossible to be so grand that neither temptation nor physical faults are to be avoided. It is human nature, a way to learn. However important one may be, or how holy another is, or even someone with great wealth, weakness is within....   [tags: Alexander the Great, ]

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The Witch Wins in Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

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'Tis the Season to Be Paranoid' All Year Long

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The Wife Of Bath 's Tale By Geoffrey Chaucer

- Traditional female characteristics and female unrest are underscored in literary works of the Middle Ages. Although patriarchal views were firmly established back then, traces of female contempt for such beliefs could be found in several popular literary works. Female characters’ opposition to societal norms serves to create humor and wish- fulfillment for female and male audiences to enjoy. “Lanval” by Marie De France and “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” by Geoffrey Chaucer both show subversion of patriarchal attitudes by displaying the women in the text as superior or equal to the men....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Woman, Sociology]

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Jesus: Could he be derived from other deities?

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