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Father Pedro Arrupe

- His Mission Father Pedro Arrupe was truly a man of God, born to lead the Jesuit’s to greatness. Born in Bilbao, Spain, he initially felt called to set the world ablaze through medicine. He undertook medical training for a number of years, but decided his true calling lay with the Jesuits, joining in 1927. He was unable to pursue his studies in Spain as the Republican government had expelled the Order. This did not deter him, as he was unwavering in his pursuit of priesthood; he undertook his studies in the Netherlands and Belgium....   [tags: Father Pedro Arrupe]

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Juan Rulfo's Pedro Paramo and Religion

- Juan Rulfo's Pedro Paramo and Religion   In the novel Pedro Paramo, Juan Rulfo uses religiousness as a characteristic that contrasts with the characters lack of moral codes and lack of faith normally attributed to religion. The people in the town of Comala are obsessed with the afterlife and prayer, and they even attend church regularly, but these are just habits that have lost their original meaning. Rulfo uses these symbolic activities to make the charactersÕ dichotomous nature more apparent....   [tags: Juan Rulfo Pedro Paramo Essays]

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Comparing Juan Preciado and Father Renteria in Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Paramo

- In every influential novel, there are definite characters that apply certain aspects to the narrative to show importance of key aspects of the story. In Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Paramo, the case is no different in that specific characters carry an importance to the entire aspect of the story. The characters in the novel that have great importance are Juan Preciado and Father Renteria. These two characters symbolize greater things that cannot just be plainly noticed. Juan Preciado is majorly important for the fact of that he is the first character introduced in the novel and he is the character that at first doesn’t realize he is dead....   [tags: Pedro Paramo Essays]

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An Archetypal Study of Pedro Paramo

- ​With its complex structure, following the characters of Pedro Paramo is no easy feat. Its heterglossic nature requires readers to attentively channel all of their focus into the narrator, making it difficult to follow individual character development or relationships. However, using the archetypes of Mexican men and women, as revealed in Octavio Paz’s “The Labyrinth of Solitude,” helps aid in the understanding of Pedro’s relationships formed between men and women as he both subscribes the archetypes and breaks them down....   [tags: Literary Analysis. Author, Characters]

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Pedro and Me by Judd Winick

- ... Pedro did not know he was infected with AIDS until he went for a routine check-up at the doctors. Years later he began having night sweats, lost weight and had persistent diarrhea. Often there are, “many infected with HIV [who] have no symptoms for many years. In later stages, they lose weight and develop night sweats, fever, and diarrhea” (Baggaley 376). Some may say that Pedro and Me isn’t historically accurate because it does not include all the symptoms of having AIDS and some people have experienced other symptoms....   [tags: cuban america, AIDs]

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Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo

- ... For instance, the scene with Father Rentería was placed directly after the scene with Juan speaking to his mother in Comala and both scenes were intended to create despair for the characters-Juan's mother and Miguel Páramo, respectively. By doing this, Rulfo is able to enhance the hopelessness of the characters. This is further seen when Father Rentería and Ana "'give thanks to the Lord...God, Who has taken [Miguel] from this earth where he caused...harm'" (Rulfo, 28), and then directly afterwards a "horse gallop[ing] by the place where the main street crosses the road to Contla...as if about to roll head over hooves" (Rulfo, 28)....   [tags: comala, purgatory, setting the tone]

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Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo

- There exists a prevalent notion that life and death are opposing concepts, with the latter prevalently feared. A common reason to fear death, many find, is the element of the unknown (Bauman 66); most do not know how, when, or why they will die or what will become of their memory to those they care about. The unfamiliar, foreign nature of death thus becomes a driving force behind justifying its prevention. But what if one were able to interrogate the experience of dying. A vested thought experiment which enables one to interrogate the experience of dying opens the possibility to remove some degree of death’s foreign nature and its terrifying void of the unknown....   [tags: Biological life, Termination, Death, Vanilla Death]

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Pedro Paramo's Juan Rulfo

- In Pedro Páramo, Juan Rulfo creates an array of characters who live in a reality different than the one that exists within the framework of their world. Specifically, the realities of Pedro Páramo, Susana San Juan, and Juan Preciado are altered to the point where their searches for meaning are developed and shaped by their varying perceptions of the events happening around them. Additionally, these altered realities aren’t completely psychological states of mind--the town of Comala is actually filled with supernatural elements that contribute to the unsteady nature of reality and make people who are just introduced to Comala (Juan Preciado and the reader) question what is real and what is no...   [tags: Character Description, Literary Analysis]

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Biografia de Pedro Almodóvar

- Nacido el 25 de septiembre de 1949, en Calzada de Calatrava, una aldea de La Mancha, España. Almodóvar había desarrollado un amor por el cine y vi un gran surtido de directores internacionales. Trabajó en la compañía telefónica Telefonica mientras haciendo cortometrajes con una cámara Super-8 y perfeccionar su arte como escritor de relatos cortos y satíricos medios. Después de la muerte del dictador español Francisco Franco, en 1975, la ciudadanía experimentado nueva libertad que podría encontrarse en el movimiento de movida madrileña, una ola contracultural en que Almodóvar es visto como un icono con su obra erótica, irreverente....   [tags: directores internacionales, cine, españa]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Pedro The Great Pretender '

- Pedro the Great Pretender Reality is an idea that many singers, artist and writers have been trying to show through their work. Cervantes’ intention was to portray a story of life for others to hear his story but believe it. The display of the story needs to be told in a truthful manner as possible, and can help a production go from a play to an experience of witnessing history for the viewer. In a production reality is based on how much believability the audience is willing to believe and how close the piece of work resembles real life....   [tags: Truth, Reality, Mind, Performance]

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The Life Of The Pedro Bellini National Psychiatrist

- I can still remember as it was yesterday the sunny November Sunday of 2014 in Santo Domingo when I went to the Pedro Bellini National Psychiatrist Hospital. Everything there seemed like it was from a Resident Evil movie it was a hideous place full of dust; rats, drains and even the patients were approaching me asking for drugs and cigarettes without any doctor stopping them. It was nothing like a hospital should be and more if you are treating people with mental diseases the situation in which these HUMAN BEINGS are living are TERRIBLE....   [tags: Disability, Mental disorder, Human rights, Law]

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Characters of Pedro Paramo Used to Critique Mexico

- The Mexican Revolution was intended to drag the common man from the poverty of lower class society in Mexico, and bestow upon them an equal portion of land and wealth in order to equilibrate the economic and social status in the nation. The ecomienda system allowed a few patrons to hold all of the wealth in a certain area and exert complete control over a city and the people that lived within it. The Revolution was intended to redistribute the land and power to the lower and middle classes, but this was not the case once the fighting ceased....   [tags: juan rolfo,mexican revolution,ecomienda system]

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Makioka Sisters & Pedro Paramo

- Makioka Sisters & Pedro Paramo Though the two books, The Makioka Sisters and Pedro Paramo appear to be a part of two entirely separate worlds, some connections can be seen throughout the works. Junichiro Tanizaki uses The Makioka Sisters to tell the tale of four beautiful sisters who’s lives are encompassed by a world of tradition and propriety. While at the same time Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Paramo is exploring these same ideas of obligation and in the best term, formalities. This is the key to these two works, formalities....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Analysis of "Pedro Paramo"

- Hope is a mad person's fantasy; reality is an inevitable cycle of disturbance and disappointment. Without salvation, love, and even hope, past and present lose their greater meaning. Reality exists only in the absolute power of the local boss and the Church. It is these realities which send the inhabitants of Comala into a never-ending spiral of pitiful restlessness. Pedro Páramo is about the inescapable flaws of religious devotion combined with this tyrannical local political system, seen by Juan Rulfo, in rural Mexico....   [tags: World Literature]

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Don Pedro de Toledo

- Don Pedro de Toledo Don Pedro Alvarez de Toledo was born in 1484 near Salamanca in what was not yet the modern nation state of Spain. By the time of his death in 1553, not only did Spain exist, but the New World was upon us and the Spanish Empire encompassed the globe. It was a time that saw Copernicus, Martin Luther, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, the Counter Reformation, warrior Popes, and the Sack of Rome. In Italy, it was also a time of massive French invasions of the peninsula as well as the constant fear of invasion by the Turks....   [tags: Biography Bio]

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Pedro Zamora Biography

- Far from the ordinary reality television star with 15 minutes of fame, HIV/AIDS activist and educator Pedro Zamora was a inspiration and role model to the GBLT community and the rest of the world. Born February 29th, 1972, to Cuban parents, Hector and Zoraida, he was raised in a small town near Havana, Cuba. After previously having seven children, Pedro's mother was told prior to his birth that she would not be able to have any more children, so when she did give birth to him he was seen almost as a miracle....   [tags: HIV Aids Activism Biography]

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Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

- Personal freedom is an inalienable right that everyone deserves. It is a powerful idea that provides courage for those who are afraid, infuses hope to those who are desperate, and grants strength to those who are oppressed. However, for the idea to come to reality, one must be mature enough to embrace and act upon it. The novel Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel tells the story of Tita, a young girl who lives under the iron fisted rule of Mama Elena. From a young inexperienced girl, to a full grown and independent woman, Tita fights against Mama Elena’s rules before and after her death, in order to make her own choice about herself....   [tags: personal freedom, tita, pedro]

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Symbols for Time in The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka and Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo

- The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka and Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo both have a major theme of humanity. The alarm clock, in The Metamorphosis, and weather, in Pedro Páramo, can be considered as consistent symbols for Gregor Samsa’s, Juan Precido’s, and Pedro Páramo’s awareness of time, a sign of humanity, but as Gregor, Juan, and Pedro start to lose their humanity, the symbols disappear- leaving them trapped in their inhumanity. The authors, Kafka and Rulfo, show, through the motif of entrapment, that inhumanity really illustrates their human characteristics and increases verisimilitude of the characters through the mistakes the characters make that lead them to becoming inhuman....   [tags: compare, contrast, comparison]

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Like Water For Chocolate By Tita De La Garza And Pedro Muzquiz

- Like Water for Chocolate is a latin film that revolves around a girl named Tita de la Garza and her love for food and Pedro Muzquiz. From the beginning, Tita was connected to the kitchen because she was born prematurely on the kitchen counter and taken care of by the head chef, Nacha. Tita learns traditional recipes and proper techniques from Nacha because her mother forces her follow the family tradition of staying home to care for Mama Elena until her death. Love for the kitchen and the sensual act of cooking an elegant meal is Tita’s only form of self-expression....   [tags: Love, Emotion, Food, Marriage]

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The Roles of Cultural Belief Systems in Respects to Theme in Pedro Páramo

- ... It has been left completely to ruin and is now inhabited only by the spirits of those who once lived here. But even spirits must have a reason for staying and not going on to heaven. In following with the Catholic faith, the people of Comala must wait in purgatory, the “‘Refuge of Sinners’” until they have repaid the sins they have committed (16). The town is a hotbed of sinning, the very “image of damnation”, it is said “‘That town sits on the coals of the earth, at the very mouth of hell. They say that when people from there die and go to hell, they come back for a blanket’” (52, 6)....   [tags: magical realism, mexican background]

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Motivation for Cuban Parents to Send Their Children to the USA in Operation Pedro Pan

- Research Question: What motivated Cuban parents to send their children unaccompanied to the United States during Operation Pedro Pan and to what extent were their actions justified. Section A. Scope of Investigation The investigation identifies the motivating factors that drove Cuban parents to send their children unaccompanied to the United States between 1960 and 1962 in an event known today as Operation Pedro Pan. In addition, the investigation evaluates the parents’ actions and the risks associated with separating children from their families in the midst of political instability in order to determine whether the parents’ choice was justified....   [tags: escaping Cuba after the Revolution]

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Nature and Civilization in Vega´s The Story of Pedro Serrano and Saer´s The Witness

- During the era of maritime exploration and the discovery of the Americas, assumptions were made of the land likening it to not only a paradise, but one that was overrun with cannibalistic natives. These suppositions led to a desire to explore the lands and conquer the savages that posed a threat to man and civilization itself. The consequences of this mass colonization and dehumanization of the natives paved the way for literary pieces that pose as critiques of the era when viewed through a post-colonial lens....   [tags: deshumanization, colonization, identity]

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The Tallahassee Hispanic Theatre Presented Nights Of Ephemeral Love By Paloma Pedro

- The Tallahassee Hispanic Theatre presented Nights of Ephemeral Love written by Paloma Pedro on June 10, 2016 at the Augusta Conradi Studio Theatre in Tallahassee, Fl. The play is exactly what it says, a night of ephemeral love. The production consisted of three one act plays, each play representing a relationship that involved love and attraction. The seven talented cast members performed the show hilariously making each moment full of laughter and drama. Primarily, the overall environment of the play was welcoming....   [tags: Theatre, Drama, Actor, Stage]

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Live Flesh by Pedro Almodovar: Scene Analysis

- Pedro Almodovar’s 1997 film Live Flesh (Carne Tremula), is rich in both visual and story elements, making in the perfect candidate for a scene analysis. Upon writing this paper, however, this was almost to my disadvantage. I watched it through and whittled it down to about five scenes I considered analyzing. This self-challenge is a testament to not only this film, but Almodovar’s whole body of work; he has created so many thoughtful, intricate, and all together entertaining films in his career, I had to somehow forgive myself for just choosing one short scene out of only one of his movies for analysis....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Comparison of the Alternative Realities in James Joyce’s The Dead and Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Paramo

- The arts, as interpretations of reality or even the creation of new ones, constantly inform a society’s perceptions of what is real or plausible and what the experience of the individual entails. This is done through a series of perceptions that begins with an artist’s perception of reality. In literature, the author translates this perception into a text that can be as whimsical as Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, as outwardly observant and insightful as Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, or as straightforward as Nathaniel Hawthrone’s The Scarlet Letter....   [tags: Juan Rulfo James Joyce]

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Absurdism: the Cure for Hope

- In Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Paramo, hope, or rather the lack of hope, is used to demonstrate how acceptance is an act of self-preservation, not defeat. Futile hope leads characters in the novels to despair which can only be resolved by giving up the hope which sustains it. By examining the ways in which characters in Pedro Paramo respond to either the preservation or the disillusion of their hope, this essay will determine how that response illustrates the basic principles of absurdism within the texts....   [tags: Juan Rulfo, Pedro Paramo, Literary Analysis]

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Parallels of Latin American Culture in Pedro Paramo and No One Writes to the Colonel

- Parallels of Latin American Culture in Pedro Paramo and No One Writes to the Colonel There is an uncountable amount of references of Latin American culture found within the literature, Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo, and No One Writes To the Colonel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The question is; can the reader whose cultural experiences are based in the United States of American relate and make relevant to themselves the aspects of Latin American Culture. Through the comparison of sport, such as cock-fighting, a Latin American pastime, The roles of a small town vs....   [tags: Papers]

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The Narrative Enrique 's Journey By Sonia Nazario

- The narrative Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario, tells the true story of a young boy’s dangerous path from Mexico to the United States, in hopes of reuniting with his mother. Along Enrique’s trek he sacrifices his safety, well-being, and even the possibility of his life to be with his mother once again. Lourdes, Enrique’s mother, gives up the ultimate sacrifice of missing her children grow up, causing their love and affection they once held for their dear mother to dwindle, all of which so she can provide money and security for her family....   [tags: Education, United States, San Pedro Sula, Poverty]

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Grete’s Violin And Dorotea’s Bundle As Symbols Of Humanity That Contrast With Pedro Paramo And Gregor’s Father’s Lack Of Humanity

- The novels of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka and Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo, contain many familial relationships. Some of these relationships are good, and some are not. The fathers make the difference between the good relationships and the bad. Grete’s violin and Dorotea’s bundle symbolize the traits that Gregor’s father and Pedro Paramo lack. The author uses these symbols to show that humanity is not created through parental connections, but through compassion for one another. Dorotea’s mothering instinct for a bundle of a rebozo represents humanity and parental love....   [tags: Novel Comparisons, Humanity]

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Puerto Rican Obituary by Pedro Pietri

- ... Pietri points out, Puerto Rican’s were hard workers, even though they did not get compensated for it, “They worked They were always on time They were never late They never spoke back when they were insulted They worked They never took days off that were not on the calendar They never went on strike without permission They worked ten days a week and were only paid for five They worked They worked They worked and they died They died broke They died owing They died never knowing what the front entrance of the first national city bank looks like.” Through this quote Pierti stresses Puerto Ricans’ worked without recognition and remained in poverty....   [tags: story analysis]

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Pedro Almodovar's Talk to Her (Hable con Ella) and Live Flesh (Carne Trémula)

- Pedro Almodovar, in his recent films Talk to Her (Hable con Ella) (2002) and Live Flesh (Carne Trémula) (1997), has brought a thoroughly modern interpretation to the genre of melodrama. These fresh illustrations of human love, loneliness, frustration and individuality explore the complexity of human interaction and interestingly, in Talk to Her, the interactions of the sentient in relation to the insentient. "Nothing is simple," Alicia's ballet teacher muses in Talk to Her, this statement accurately captures the essential Pedro Almodovar style....   [tags: Films Movies]

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Comparing Two Great Directors: Roman Polanski and Pedro Almodovar

- Comparing two great directors I. Introduction What is mise en scene. When speaking of movies today, mise en scene is a well-used term. If you want to translate it, I think the best translation would be “put in the scene”. Mise en scene generally means everything within the shot, everything that the camera is showing. Mise-en-scene is all about the film staging, all that is visible in front of the camera and all its design included; trim, music, clothing, environment, camera movements, makeup etc....   [tags: mise-en-scene, camera, theme]

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Like Water For Chocolate By Alfonso Arau

- 1. Like Water For Chocolate was directed by Alfonso Arau and released in the year nineteen-ninety-two. The movie is based on Laura Esquivels 's novel 'Como Aqua Para Chocolate '. The movie is set in Mexico during the early nineteen hundreds. There are many influential characters in the movie such as Tita De La Garza, Madame Elena, and Pedro Murquiz. The movie is narrated by Tita 's great niece. 2. Tita, the youngest daughter of Madame Elena was hopelessly in love with Pedro Murquiz however, she is destined never to marry because of a family tradition....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Wedding, Youngest son]

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The Sun Also Rises By Ernest Hemingway

- In The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway, Jake Barnes narrates the affairs between Brett, or Lady Ashley, and Mike Campbell, Robert Cohn, Pedro Romero, and himself, Jake Barnes. Through these different relationships, Hemingway examines the gender roles. Specifically, the relationship between Brett and Pedro addresses the shift in power, but also the sexist nature of the relationship. With the metaphor of Pedro’s bullfight, Hemingway informs the reader of the sexist affair in which Brett exemplifies the feminine traits, while Pedro exemplifies the masculine traits....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Femininity, Ernest Hemingway]

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Like Water For Chocolates By Laura Esquirel

- Laura Esquirel author of Like Water for Chocolates chooses to end her novel with Pedro and Tita dying because it gives the readers hope for the two characters that they can be in love without denying it and exposing the burning lust, they carry within them. True love exists in reality, even in the afterlife. The reader follows Tita and Pedro 's love interests throughout the novel. Towards the end of chapter twelve, it gives hope for the two characters. Pedro and Tita after twenty-two years are finally closer than ever before....   [tags: Divine Comedy, Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso]

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`` Like Water For Chocolate `` By Laura Esquivel

- Can true love defeat all the odds. This seems to be the main question going throughout Laura Esquivel’s, “ Like Water For Chocolate”. This story takes place in Mexico, with a young woman named Tita trying to be with her love, Pedro. With Mother Elena upholding family tradition it seems Tita will never find true happiness. In the beginning of the story Tita and Pedro seem to favor each other. Pedro then asks his father is he may ask for Tita’s hand in marriage. During the Meeting Mama Elena explains to Pedro and his father that Tita cannot marry, because she is the youngest daughter and must take care of her in Elena’s old age....   [tags: Love, Marriage, Romance]

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Like Water For Chocolate By Laura Esquivel

- In Like Water for Chocolate, Laura Esquivel shows us that food can have an emotional connection with the consumer. Food is powerful. Depending on the situation or mood, food can make people, happy, angry or sad. Esquivel shows us perspective of the lives of women and how food has an influence on people. Taking place during the Mexican Revolution, Tita who is one of the main cooks in the household is not allowed to marry her true love Pedro. Mama Elena strictly forbids her from marrying Pedro which pushes her further into emotional distress....   [tags: Marriage, Emotion, Cooking, Love]

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Themes in the Movie Like Water for Chocolate Directed by Alfonso Arau

- Love, tradition, emotion are just a few of the themes that are covered in the movie Like Water For Chocolate directed by Alfonso Aráu(1992) and bases on the novel written by Laura Esquivel(1989). The movie tells the story of Tita, a young woman that longs her life to marry her lover, Pedro but can never have because of her family’s traditions. The story develops on how Tita is trying to rebel against her mother and her tradition of the youngest daughter not marrying but taking care of her mother until the day she dies....   [tags: love, tradition, emotion, marry, lover]

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The Theme of Honor in _Much Ado About Nothing_

- Honour has never been easy to obtain. It is the characteristic that all strive for. It is an ambiguous measure of worth, and is only genuinely in the eyes of the beholder. Throughout the play Much Ado About Nothing, honour is pursued relentlessly by all of the characters, each in a unique way. The moral casualties on the pursuit for honour seem to be a direct result of the motivations of the pursuer. Claudio and Don Pedro have an extrinsically motivated drive for honour. They only want recognition, to wear it as a badge to show off their accomplishments....   [tags: Literary Analysis / Ethics]

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The Power Of Youth Love

- The Power of Youth Love Like Water for Chocolate is a great piece of writing by the amazing Luara Esquivel. It’s a fantastic read and the novel is very easy to understand. The story is as beautiful as it is sad at times, and really pulls the readers into all the characters and story lines. The story is about a Mexican family with a lot of strange traditions where man Elena is the evil mother who’s trying to suck the happiness out of each one of their daughters life. However Mama Elena is trying to destroy their happiness using the family traditions, Tita doesn’t stop fighting for her forbidden love Pedro.The story keeps getting interesting and by using the magical realism; its even getting...   [tags: Love, Marriage, Emotion, Romance]

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The Running Man

- "Save me" screamed Sarah who stabbed to death by a serial rapist/murderer. The murderer, Pedro, was a fugitive for 2 years. You know, running away from the cops for murdering dozens of innocent souls. He went on the run, from Liverpool England to where else but the land of fatness, the land of ignorance and stupidity, the lad that has some of the most weird and peculiar sates in the world, the state where a rapist and murderer would fit in quite nicely. Texas, America. From Texas there have been many gory, disturbing, wired, frightening stories....   [tags: Running Man Essays]

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`` Like Water For Chocolate `` By Laura Esquivel

- Most parents with adult children tend to have some tension and issues in their relationship, but some have more of a problem than others. In many literary works, one of the antagonists or sources of conflict for the protagonist is a parental figure. This conflict also frequently contributes to the true meaning of the work. With the close relationship between family, and the possession of knowledge on how to aggravate one another, there is bound to be some sort of trouble at some point that conveys some deeper meaning in the work....   [tags: Love, Interpersonal relationship, Romance]

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`` Like Water For Chocolate `` By Laura Esquivel

- Catalysis Commonly in literature weddings symbolize the binding of two lovers, and a bright future to come Authors use symbols such as the wedding cake to symbolize good fortune and fertility, and the white gown the bride dons represents purity (Webster) . Most often weddings are a joyous occasion, both in real life and in literature The frequently appearing symbols and themes for matrimony are very present in the second chapter, which is labelled February, of the popular Mexican novel Like Water for Chocolate....   [tags: Wedding, White wedding, Wedding dress, Marriage]

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Untraditional Love in a Small Texas Border Town

- I was incredibly touched and inspired by this heartbreaking story of love, devotion, and family expectations. Set in a small Texas-Mexico border town in the early half of the 1900’s this tale is a sample of Mexican storytelling at its best. Tita and Pedro have a love that is passionate, timeless and worse, untraditional. An unbreakable doctrine forces Tita to never marry Pedro because she is the youngest daughter in her family and is therefore bound to care for her mother until death. To be near her, Pedro marries Rosaura, Tita’s sister....   [tags: love, relationships, ]

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Comparative Commentary: Dualism of Fire as a Symbol

- Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate is the fantastic and romantic depiction of a young Mexican girl named Tita who, in accordance with Mexican tradition, cannot marry because she is the youngest girl in the family. The depravity her situation is only compounded by Mama Elena, her castrating mother, who does everything to make Tita’s life miserable. Tita’s only escape from her monotonous and demanding life comes when a fiery Pedro Musquez asks for her hand in marriage. Tita is crestfallen when she discovers that her own mother selfishly denies her Pedro, but this does not stop the fiery passion Tita and Pedro share....   [tags: Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate]

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The Role of Revolutionary Characters in One Hundred Years of Solitude and The House of Spirit

- The Role of Revolutionary Characters in One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marques) and The House of Spirits. (Isabelle Allende) The history of Latin American is a turbulent one: various European cultures have imposed themselves upon the indigenous civilisations, often warping the identity. Portuguese for example, is the language of Brazil, due to the colonisation that took place. This resulted in perpetual upheaval combined with social disparity which can lead to a heightened revolutionary mentality, where the people are looking for change for the better....   [tags: Literature]

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`` Like Water `` For Chocolate `` By Laura Esquivel

- Laura Esquivel, born in Mexico in 1950, wrote her first best-selling novel "Like Water For Chocolate" in 1989. The novel describes the process of Tita’s struggle to find her true love Pedro. Due to Laura 's Latin American cultural background, the novel was written in the genre of Magical Realism, which often appears in literal works such as paintings, novels, and films. Magic Realism means that supernatural phenomenon happens in the reality world. Laura used couple magical realism events such as Mama Elena 's back to life as a ghost, Tita 's death with Pedro, and the effects which her tears had on the guests to develop the plot to give a more compact structure, fuse the emotions with the rea...   [tags: Novel, Literature, Latin America, Fiction]

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Film Analysis : The Digital Age

- discrete moments in time so as to create iconic moments. Those black and white photographs are more closely affiliated with memory than with immediate experience. Pedro simulates the metaphorical memory with the fusion of moments into a single representation. According to Pedro, people get unsure about an image produced digitally for the documentary. The digital age has opened a whole new world of alterations. He finds any such alteration no different than what ordinary film was editing. One can create a documentary story by creating a stronger image by organizing and adding pics of information to complete a picture....   [tags: Photography, Image, Camera, Photograph]

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Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

- Like Water For Chocolate Romeo and Juliet and The West Side Story , both romantic sagas that unfold into a struggle between love and family tradition and ways. In the two stories a young girl and a young man from different paths find each other and fall in love, and in both, they are forbidden by either family to be together. In the agony of being forced to live apart the lovers eventually come to a point where they can no longer be without one another. Their love is so strong that regardless if they defy their families’ wish, they will do anything to be together, even if this includes death....   [tags: Papers]

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Laura Equirel's Like Water for Chocolate

- Love True love is emotion and passion. True love is when two individuals see each other and never want to leave each other. True love is a feeling of love every time one sees or even thinks of his or her soul mate. I do not believe true love was ever reached in this novel with any of the characters. Tita and Pedro always had worries and doubts about their relationship together. And that is what kept them from reaching true love. If they question their love and relationship because of other individuals, it cannot in fact be true love....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

- The House of the Spirits The House of the Spirits is a novel by famous Chilean author Isabel Allende. This book was her debut novel. The book is said to be based on the author’s own life. Most of the events occurring in the unnamed country of the book can be related to the same political issues Chile was facing at that time. The book narrates the story of the Trueba family and their continuous lives over four generations. It is a novel where love, politics, and magic is involved. The story is told from the points of view of Esteban Trueba and Alba Trueba, and includes elements of magical realism....   [tags: chile, esteban trueba and alba ]

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The Triumph of Words: The House of Spirits

- A few words can make a dramatic impact. They can be used to destroy and manipulate, or they can be used to bring joy and strength. They shape the course of events big and small and then later narrate the stories of these events. In The House of the Spirits, various types of power vie for dominance, one of these being the power of words. The strength and duration of this power is compared to those of physical power, ambition, and more. Isabel Allende illustrates that the power of words is the strongest and most lasting form of power through the actions of Clara, Pedro Tercero, and Alba in her novel, The House of the Spirits....   [tags: Isabel Allende novels]

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Inconstancy in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

- ... Leonato welcomes some friends, soldiers from war: Claudio, Benedict, Don Pedro and Don John. Claudio immediately falls in love with Hero and decides to marry her while Beatrice and Benedict start their war of humorous insults but eventually fall in love. Don John plans to disrupt everyone’s happiness by staging a scene where Claudio and Don Pedro see a woman they believe to be Hero making love to another man. Claudio is represented as an inconsistent and disreputable lover who is quick to doubt his bride-to-be, Hero....   [tags: Elizabethan theater, literary analysis]

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Much Ado About Nothing By William Shakespeare

- An Analysis of Much Ado About Nothing Written between 1598 and 1600 at the peak of Shakespeare 's skill in writing comedic work, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare 's wittiest works. In this comedy, Shakespeare 's drama satirizes love and human courtliness between two couples who take very different paths to reach the same goal: making the connection between inward and outward beauty. Much Ado About Nothing shows different ways of how people are attracted to one another, and how their realization and definitions of "love" relate to their perceptions of inward and outward beauty....   [tags: Love, Marriage, Woman, Interpersonal attraction]

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The Growth of Claudio

- In the time of William Shakespeare where courtship and romance were often overshadowed by the need to marry for social betterment and to ensure inheritance, emerges a couple from Much Ado About Nothing, Hero and Claudio, who must not only grow as a couple, who faces deception and slander, but as individuals. Out of the couple, Claudio, a brave soldier respected by some of the highest ranked men during his time, Prince Don Pedro and the Governor of Messina, Leonato, has the most growing to do. Throughout the play, Claudio’s transformation from an immature, love-struck boy who believes gossip and allows himself to easily be manipulated is seen when he blossoms into a mature young man who admit...   [tags: Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing]

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Ethical Dilemma for Location Approvals

- Ethical Issues: Raul has difficulties obtaining the location approvals within the required time frame due to unforeseen circumstances. Raul’s boss, Ian, is responsible for making sure Raul gets the contracts approved in time, no matter what the cost is. Ian is displeased with how long the zoning approvals are taking to acquire. Pedro needs a 6000-peso bribe to complete the job and get the zoning permits on time. Raul is reluctant to pay the bribe, and worried people at headquarters might find out; but Ian insists that it is not that big of a deal....   [tags: bribe, permits, illegal]

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Like Water For Chocolate as a Fantasy Love Story

- Like Water For Chocolate as a Fantasy Love Story Like Water For Chocolate is a fantasy-type love story. It teaches a lot about family life in Mexico, the country where it took place. The owner of the De la Garza ranch where the family lived was Mama Elena, who raised three daughters on her own because her husband had died. Tita, the youngest daughter and main character, was the youngest of the three and a wonderful cook. Tita was the narrator's great-aunt, so the story took place in the earlier part of the 20th century....   [tags: Like Water for Chocolate]

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Like Water for Chocolate and The hundred Foot Journey Describes Self Esteem and Relationship Issues

- Body image issues manifest in Like Water for Chocolate and The hundred Foot journey. Describe the self-esteem issues different characters encounter in each text. How do these issues shape their self-identity or relationships with others. Relationship between self esteem and family customs with respect to food Food is fundamental a piece of our life. Each one society has exceptional cooking character. Each society is one of a kind in their ceremonies, sustenance they expend speaks to their like and aversion....   [tags: body, self-identify, attributes]

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The Character of Don John in Much Ado About Nothing

- In the play ‘Much ado about nothing’, Don John is a puppet whose strings are pulled by various characters and the society in which he lives. Although he does monkey businesses like every character in the play, he is the one who gets harshly judged and punished for it. His villainy is not an innate trait but rather, he chooses it to distinguish him from others. Don John is the illegitimate half brother of Don Pedro in the play. Don Pedro is the Prince of Aragon and is highly respected throughout the play, whereas Don John is treated with cautious attention and indifference....   [tags: Character Analysis, Much Ado About Nothing]

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Much Ado About Nothing By William Shakespeare

- In the time of William Shakespeare, the words “nothing” and “noting” had little to no vocal distinction; the words sounded nearly alike when spoken aloud. This piece of knowledge reveals the cleverness in the title of Much Ado About Nothing, one of William Shakespeare’s classic comedies. The play is all about making something out of “nothing” due to “noting.” Misconceived noting causes chaos among the main characters, especially when these characters choose not to investigate these observations....   [tags: Much Ado About Nothing, Marriage]

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Like Water For Chocolate By Laura Esquivel

- The novel, Like Water for Chocolate, written by Laura Esquivel in 1989 is an example of a romantic tragedy that uses elements of Magical Realism. According to Goodreads, Magical Realism is a fiction genre in which magical elements blend to create a realistic atmosphere that accesses a deeper understanding of reality. Laura Esquivel uses elements of Magical Realism to express the emotional obstacles the main character faces. The novel, Like Water for Chocolate, tells the story of Tita de la Garza, who falls in love with her neighbor, Pedro, but she cannot marry him because of a family tradition....   [tags: Love, Marriage, Emotion, Wedding]

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Business Plan For A Business Manager

- The reader will have a clear picture on the timeliness of opening a business, knowing when you are ready to start a venture is important. Pedro knows he want to start his own venture but he knows that all of his ducks are not in a row right now. Pedro knows that he doesn’t want to present something half done to the investors. When making a plan with an investor, everything must be in order and ready to present. Investor do not just focus on the financial side of a business, they also look at the marketing, the product and the customers....   [tags: Want, Management, Need, Entrepreneurship]

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Food as a Metaphor for Unexpressed Emotions in Like Water for Chocolate

- Food as a Metaphor for Unexpressed Emotions in Like Water for Chocolate           An oppressed soul finds means to escape through the preparation of food in the novel, Like Water for Chocolate (1992). Written by Laura Esquivel, the story is set in revolutionary Mexico at the turn of the century. Tita, the young heroine, is living on her family’s ranch with her two older sisters, her overbearing mother, and Nacha, the family cook and Tita’s surrogate mother. At a very young age, Tita is instilled with a deep love for food "for Tita, the joy of living was wrapped up in the delights of food" (7)....   [tags: Laura Esquivel]

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The Lost Generation by Ernest Hemingway

- The Lost Generation by Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway is one of the authors named “The Lost Generation.” He could not cope with post-war America; therefore, he introduced a new type of character in writing called the code hero. He was known to focus his novels around code heroes who struggle with the mixture of their tragic faults and the surrounding environment. Traits of a typical Hemingway code hero are stimulating surroundings, self-control, self-reliance, fearlessness, and strict moral rules....   [tags: The Lost Generation Ernest Hemingway Essays]

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Borachio: Evil Sidekick or Evil Mastermind?

- Everyone can be evil. In William Shakespeare’s play Much Ado About Nothing Borachio is the evil sidekick of Don John. Borachio devises a plan to destroy Hero and Claudio’s love and ruin the reputation the of Hero and kill Leonato. "Proof enough to misuse the Prince, to vex Claudio, to undo Hero and kill Leonato..." (II. ii. 28-30). Don John accepts this horrible plan and Borachio carries out the actions to destroy the characters lives. Ultimately Borachio also ends up being caught and sent to jail by the Dogberry and the watchmen....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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The Character of Don John in William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

- The Character of Don John in William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing The Shakespeare play Much Ado About Nothing is a romantic comedy set in Messina, Italy. In this play there is a thin line between it being a comedy and a tragedy, the only thing that stops this play being a tragedy is the happy ending and the fact that no one really dies. Throughout the play there are a series of upsets within the relationships between characters. Don John, who is the illegitimate brother of Don Pedro, causes most of this upset and trouble....   [tags: Papers]

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Much Ado About Nothing - Summary

- Act I, scene I A messenger brings word to Leonato that Don Pedro of Aragon is passing through Messina on his return from a victorious battle. Then Beatrice asks if Benedick is part of the company, but then hides her interest in the news. Shortly the company of Don Pedro, Claudio, and Benedick arrives and Beatrice and Benedick trade clever remarks with one another, both professing that love is only for fools. Meanwhile Claudio, attracted by Hero's beauty, thinks he is in love. He asks Benedick what he thinks of the lady, but Benedick only rails against marriage and womankind....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Marital Discord in Madame Bovary and Like Water for Chocolate.

- More often than not, literature with aspects that the readers can identify with, prompt them to reflect upon their lives. Although highly controversial, these aspects are the respective authors’ vistas of several issues of their society. Social concerns of the times; on the familial and societal front, happen to be some of the most influencing factors for the written word. Some of these concerns like family, marriage, sexuality, society and death, are notably illustrated by the authors, Gustave Flaubert in Madame Bovary and Laura Esquivel in Like Water for Chocolate....   [tags: Compare and Contrast]

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"Woman Hollering Creek" - Dreams vs. Reality

- The story “Woman Hollering Creek" by Sandra Cisneros describes the lives of Mexicans in a Chicago neighborhood. She depicts the life that women endure as Latino wives through her portrayal of the protagonist, Cleofilas. For Cisneros being a Mexican-American has given her a chance to see life from two different cultures. In addition, Cisneros has written the story from a woman’s perspective, illustrating the types of conflicts many women face as Latino wives. This unique paradigm allows the reader to examine the events and characters using a feminist critical perspective....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Woman Hollering Creek: Dreams and Reality

- “Such a funny name for a creek so pretty and full of happily ever after” (Cisneros,1991, p.248).The story “Woman Hollering Creek" by Sandra Cisneros described the lives of Mexicans in a Chicago neighborhood. She depicts the life that women endure as Latino wives through her portrayal of the protagonist—Cleofilas. Cisneros, a Mexican-American, has given Cisneros a chance to see life from two different cultures. Cisneros wrote the story from a woman’s perspective, demonstrating the types of conflicts many women face as Latino wives....   [tags: Ethnic Literature]

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The Role of Gender In Like Water for Chocolate and The Boarding House

- Gender plays a significant role in family and societal traditions. Some families place such a large importance on that role that it is impossible for a person to achieve his or her goals or live his or her life. Society binds people to strict standards that are difficult to avoid. In Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate, Tita is forced to follow the tradition of her family. She cannot marry and is doomed to serve her mother for the rest of her life. Her two sisters, Rosaura and Gertrudis, are also effected by this tradition, but in different ways....   [tags: World Literature]

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Much Ado About Nothing Essay: The Character of Don John

- The Character of Don John in Much Ado About Nothing      William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy in which he uses one of his more peculiar villains. The antagonist in this play is Don John, the bastard brother of Don Pedro. In this paper I will discuss the role of Don John as well as his motives and the character himself. I will also delve into Shakespeare's use of Don John as the antagonist. I will be comparing Don John to other characters in the play as well as to other villains in Shakespeare's works....   [tags: Much Ado About Nothing Essays]

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Interpretation of Much Ado About Nothing: Views Upon Deceit's

- Interpretation of Much Ado About Nothing: Views Upon Deceit's The word deceit means to give an appearance or an impression that is different from the true one. Deceit is a recurring theme in Much Ado About Nothing. Characters are constantly deceiving each other or being deceived, be it for good or bad means. Without this continual theme of deception the plot would not be able to unfold. The theme of deception is revealed early on in the play when Don Pedro, the prince, agrees to woo Hero in place of Claudio....   [tags: Papers]

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Women and Men in Aphra Behn's "The Rover"

- Women and Men in Aphra Behn's "The Rover" Act one of the rover opens with two scenes which indicate that men and women occupy very different spheres. Compare and contrast the men and women in Act 1 scene1 and Act 1 scene 2. Aphra Behn sets the first scene of her play within a chamber in order to introduce a domestic sphere, allowing the audience to gain direct information about the characters and their inner views and ideas as they are hidden from the outside world. Consequently Behn is able to communicate to the audience the difficulties of a patriarchal society, this is portrayed by Helena and Florinda’s behaviour towards their brother, Pedro, who although maintains status due to his gend...   [tags: Aphra Behn Rover Essays]

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Much Ado about Nothing

- Growing up, children have been taught to not be dishonest or lie to one another. They are taught that deceiving others unethical and it was frowned upon as a negative trait. However, just as anything can be good or bad, deception, misleading and lying can be used in a more positive aspect as long as the motives for doing so were good. Hateful deception is used to ruin people's lives whereas benign deception is used to enhance the lives of others. Both types of deception, affect an individual’s life, happiness and relationship with other individuals....   [tags: Shakespeare plays]

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Hyprocrisy and Familial Opression in Esquivel´s Like Water for Chocolate and Robinson Jeffers´ Medea

- In both Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate and Robinson Jeffers’ Medea hypocrisy and familial oppression engender subversion of societal convention and gender norms in Medea and Tita; who thus strive to attain justice and defeat their oppressors, albeit through different means. It appears as though, in both works, it is the acts of the family and society against the women, which consequently extinguish or smother some sort of romantic love, that are the root cause of their subversive actions....   [tags: societal convention, gender norms, freedom]

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Authors of It All: The Villains of Much Ado About Nothing and Othello

- Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and Othello feature comparably directorial villains in Don John and Iago, respectively. These characters may be the most direct link between two plays with many similarities. In the essay “Illusion and Metamorphosis in Much Ado About Nothing,” Paul and Miriam Mueschke claim, “The similarities between Much Ado and Othello […] are more numerous than are those between any other comedy and tragedy in the entire Shakespeare canon” (Mueschke, 65). That Don John, with his malevolent deceptions, is a sort of proto-Iago is not a novel concept, but Shakespeare’s different treatment of the two characters illustrates the plays’ greater philosophical differences....   [tags: Shakespeare, literary analysis]

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William Shakespeare 's A Midsummer Night 's Dream And Much Ado About Nothing

- Shakespeare meaning of friendship is somewhat similar to our definition today; a relationship that involves affectionate companionship. He does a good job at involving strong, complex same-sex friendships while the main plots of both A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing consist of marriage of the opposite sex. The plays are similar in the aspect that the relationships are strong to begin with and that there are some outside forces that get in the way to try and destroy or disrupt those relationships....   [tags: Friendship, Interpersonal relationship, Love]

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My Bloody Life: The Making of the Latin King, by Reymundo Sanchez

- Family Based Issues Family is one of those words that have a significant meaning to various individuals. Family may be viewed one way to an individual and another way to someone else. Family consists of those who have played a particular role in one’s life, whether it is positive or negative. In this paper, I will assess Reymundo’s family both nuclear and extended and speak of how his family has become significant in his life and how they have played a role in his decisions. I will also speak of my personal reactions to the story as well as address ways that as a social worker I could work to impact the gang problems in Orlando....   [tags: Community Based Assessment, Spergel’s Model]

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The Issue of Status in Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

- The World of Status From the beginning of time man has dealt with the issue of status. Status is measured through ones tangible items, money or job. Status was, is, and always will be equivalent to ones respect and power in society. During Shakespeares time a persons social standing was tied to the honor of ones family as well as ones company. Shakespeare created Borachio as a minor character who has a major impact on the plot. Borachio influences the play by being a member of Don Pedros company....   [tags: money, job, honor]

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