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The Three Plots of The Merchant of Venice

- Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice is a simple story line with three distinct plot lines incorporated into each other intricately. These three plot lines are the bond plot, the casket plot, and the ring plot, each equally vital to the meaning and conclusion of the play. In this essay, I will discuss the roles of the characters in the plot, the symbols, images, and rhetorical figures central to each plot, and finally how the events of the three plots are intertwined. The first sign that the three plot lines are intertwined is that the characters involved in each plot overlap....   [tags: Shakespeare play analysis]

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Alleged Communist Plots

- Alleged Communist plots were gradually growing post World War II and through the 1940s – 1950s, there was a fear to undermine Australian Society. Across the globe Britain, American and Australia had an underlying fear, which was the revolt of suburban security being taken away by the cause of communist plots. Australia’s attitude towards this was to attempt to expose and remove all communists and communist plots across all of society within Australia. (Skwirk, 2014) Fear of communists within there own society was definitely a threat that was in the mind of the Australian government but also the fear of communist invasion from outside of Australia....   [tags: post world war II, australian society]

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Best Localities to Buy Plots in South India

- Best Localities to Buy Plots in South India Land is a valuable asset, always in demand and it promises good price appreciation. These are the factors that attribute to an upward trend of people investing in land in India. Mr. Dinesh Babu K, Marketing Manager of ABI Estates states that land is an asset that only appreciates with time and does not have instability of gold. One can find 1000% appreciation in land, irrespective of the location, making it a top investment choice. Nowadays, buying a plot has become a trend as people have a better investment capacity as well as information....   [tags: land, investment, factors, location, plot]

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Comparing the Plots of The Yellow Wallpaper and The Story of an Hour

- ... She has even been forbidden to leave the home supposedly to allow her to rest and recover her health. Mrs. Mallard in "The Story of an Hour" she had a weak heart and dealt with similar affliction. Mr. Mallard had control over her body and soul as she claimed “Free. Body and soul free” (Chopin2) She felt that he lived her life for her and did as it was said "not believe that anyone had the right to impose a private will on a fellow creature" (Chopin 2). This control caused both women to long for freedom from their husbands' behavior....   [tags: women, decisions, freedom, household]

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William Shakespeare 's Hamlet - Three Plots Of Revenge

- Hamlet contains three plots of revenge throughout the five acts of the play. Young Hamlet, after getting a shocking realization from his father’s ghost, wants to enact a plot of revenge against his uncle. Laertes, who was struck twice in quick succession by the death of his father and sister, wants to kill Hamlet. Away in Norway, Fortinbras wants to take revenge on the entire nation of Denmark for taking his father’s land and life. These three sons all want the same thing, vengeance, but they go about it in wildly different ways, but as Lillian wilds points out, “he also sees himself in the mirrors of Fortinbras [and] Laertes.”(153) It becomes clear that the parallels presented throughout th...   [tags: Characters in Hamlet, Hamlet, KILL, Gertrude]

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Sub-plots in Hamlet

- Sub-plots in Hamlet   There are many things that critics say make Hamlet a "Great Work," one of which is the way that Shakespeare masterfully incorporates so many sub-plots into the story, and ties them all into the main plot of Hamlet’s revenge of his father’s murder. By the end of Act I, not only is the main plot identified, but many other sub-plots are introduced. Among the sub-plots are trust in the Ghost of King Hamlet, Fortinbras, and the relationship between Hamlet and Ophelia. These three sub-plots are crucial to making Hamlet the master piece that it is....   [tags: Essays on Shakespeare Hamlet]

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Plots, Characters, and Relationships in Anna Karenina

- Plots, Characters, and Relationships in Anna Karenina   "Reason has been given to man to enable him to escape from his troubles."1 These words, spoken by an unknown woman on a train minutes before Anna took her own life, proved cold comfort for Vronsky's mistress. Unable to reason her way out of her despair, she flung her body under a train in an act of vengeance and escape. She failed in her personal quest, one for fulfillment that she shares with the other main protagonist in the novel, Levin, who makes corresponding attempts to reason through his own dilemmas....   [tags: Tolstoy Anna Karenina Essays]

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A Comparison Between the Plots of King Lear and Much Ado about Nothing

- It is no revolutionary statement to say that William Shakespeare wrote some of the greatest plays of all time. This is accepted by everyone from high schoolers to experts as fact. But everyone is always wondering, what makes them great. Well, at the heart of every great Shakespeare play is a well written plot. But how can one man churn out all these plays he’s written, and still have new content in each one. Aren’t they all the same story to some extent. As Lindsay Smith writes, “Many Shakespeare plays, like most typical Renaissance plays, are divided into scenes and acts....   [tags: Compare Contrast]

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Plots in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and Lord of the Flies by William Golding

- Since the dawn of time, the world has filled lives with threats. Threats are a natural part of living, whether it is an every day life threatening moment or intentional warnings. In literature, threats are used to develop a story and add depth to each character. Confrontation is used as the building blocks for all of English literature. Threats give an atmosphere to characters for dynamics and ultimatums. Both Of Mice and Men and Lord of the Flies have the significance of threats to build plots....   [tags: international warnings, threatening moments]

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Academic Research and Development on Ceral Crops

- Overview The St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota houses the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences programs. At this location, students and staff conduct world class academic research and development in cereal crops. Trials conducted at this location aim to reduce losses in wheat, oat, and barely to major herbal diseases. Research into new plant variations, herbicidal resistance, crop staging, and rotational practices allows for the modern farmer to more effectively manage his/her produce, while increasing throughput and decreasing cost....   [tags: land, plots, farmer, produce]

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The Yellow Wallpaper and Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

- The two novels “The Yellow Wallpaper” and “The Story of an Hour” contain many similarities between the two women characters. Both plots can be seen to have a wife whose husband’s affects to their medical situation turn them for the worst rather than better. Indications of mental disorder are very apparent throughout each story, starting innocent and building to the demise of the wife. In “The Yellow Wallpaper”, we begin with a woman admiring her house that her husband has taken care of for their summer home....   [tags: plots, mental disorders]

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Up on Your Feet in Dante's Inferno

- The book Inferno has many different plots and values. Most of the book is viewed as very violent. The people in it are being tortured to death by the many different demons placed throughout the different circles of Hell. Dante is on an adventure through Hell so that he may get on the right path to Heaven. His guide is Virgil, a well known peot, and he helps him though his journey. There are a total of 9 circles of Hell throughout the story. They travel through each one, learning about the sins and the punishments....   [tags: plots and values, book analysis]

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Effect of Multiple Plots in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

- The Bean Trees, written by Barbara Kingsolver, uses multiple plots throughout the novel. At the beginning, two plots are introduced. One involves Missy/ Taylor, the protagonist in the story, and the other involves Lou Ann. Kingsolver unites these two plot by having them move in together. Other minor plots describe the life of other characters such as Estevan and Esperanza, Edna and Virgie, and Mattie. Multiple plots in The Bean Trees increase suspense and depth in the story. The main characters in The Bean Trees are Taylor and Lou Ann....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Plots of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

- The Plots of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream There are four main plots in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. They're all carefully woven together and there are many characters involved. The first plot involves four young lovers trying to work out their love for each other. The second plot is about a wedding between the Duke of Athens and the Queen of the Amazons. Interspersed with these two plots is another involving some local town peasants who are rehearsing a play for the Duke’s wedding, but get interrupted when one of the actors gets transformed and a fairy queen falls in love with him, which is part of the final plot....   [tags: William Shakespeare Midsumer Dream Essays]

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plotlear Parallel Plots of Shakespeare's King Lear

- The Parallel Plots of Shakespeare's King Lear          Many works of literature contain parallel plots in which similar actions taken by various characters precipitate identical results.  Upon careful examination, it is evident that “such plots exist in Shakespeare's play King Lear with the deaths of King Lear, Cordelia, Edmund, and Goneril, among others” (Curry 17).  The betrayal of a commitment to an authority figure is the cause behind each of the above characters' death.  Likewise, the consistent loyalty of Kent, the Fool, and Edgar is rewarded when they outlive their traitorous peers....   [tags: King Lear Essays]

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Big Fun in BookWorld: Jasper Fforde’s The Well of Lost Plots

- Big Fun in BookWorld: Jasper Fforde’s The Well of Lost Plots The Well of Lost Plots is a highly entertaining romp through the strange, yet mostly familiar world from the imagination (and extensive reading list) of Jasper Fforde. This is the third book in a series that continues to grow. In the first two books, The Eyre Affair and Lost in a Good Book, our heroine Thursday Next is a literary detective for the Special Operations Network (or SpecOps) of the British Police Force. She verifies the authenticity of rare books and manuscripts, investigates thefts and other criminal behavior, and looks into anything out of the ordinary related to the literary world....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Comparsion of Throughout the Fate Is the Hunter and The Right Stuff

- ... While in the book Fate is The Hunter there is only one main character Ernest Gann. Earnest Gann is the typical commercial airline pilot who flies a variety of airplanes mostly consisting of the DC-2 and DC-3. However in The Right Stuff, the pilots are flying state of the art fighter planes and testing the newest creations from the air force and NASA such as the Mercury-Redstone Rockets. The dates and locations of these books overlap a fair amount, with The Right Stuff being contained within the USA from 1947-1963, and The Fate is the Hunter starting out in the USA and spreading into South America, Europe, and Asia with a timeline from the late 1930’s and into the early1950’s....   [tags: attitudes, military, commercial, flying, plots]

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Population Density Of Yucca Mcnenny Game Production Area

- Population Density of Yucca—McNenny Game Production Area, South Dakota Introduction Throughout the Great Plains and the Southwestern United States, Yucca glauca (yucca), is a common and widely distributed evergreen shrub. Within South Dakota, yucca can be found in a wide range of environments, including open prairies, forested regions, and harsh environments with limited access to water. The McNenny Game Production area, west of Spearfish, contains a prairie-like habitat with a variety of soil conditions, making it an ideal location to examine....   [tags: Statistics, Normal distribution]

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User Manual For Statistical Analyzer

- User Manual for Statistical Analyzer Description: This Matlab code does various statistical analysis calculation on a user specified data and prints all deliverables to an output file also specified by the user. The set output file name function can only take values from 1 to 25 characters and does not take unacceptable file characters (/ \ | * : . " < >). After setting the output file name, the user is asked to input a username. The user name takes values from from 4 to 25 characters but can take any characters....   [tags: Normal distribution, Standard deviation]

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Forms of Theater Arts: Melodrama

- Through strong dramatic plots, characters and music, melodrama has created an engaging, well-developed form of theatre. But melodrama is not limited to one category. Like other forms of the theatre arts, melodrama can be further broken down into Victorian melodrama and Modern melodrama. As the names entail, Victorian melodrama was practiced in the Victorian Era (1837-1901) whereas Modern melodrama is still being performed today. Both equally exaggerated and emphasizing the good vs. evil conflict, these two forms of melodrama have shaped the stage theatrically and developed complexity in character and plot development....   [tags: Victorian and Modern melodrama]

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Watching TV: The Electronic Professor

- Watching TV: The electronic professor “Stop watching television and go do something productive!” My mother would shout angrily when I would watch the “The Simpsons.” As mentioned in the article "Watching TV Makes You Smarter," Steven Johnson argued that 21st Century television shows develop complicated and more challenging narratives than those of an earlier time and offer viewers extra intellectual stimulation. Consequently television programming today reveals an astonishing narrative sophistication with unique plots increasing the viewer’s intellectual demands....   [tags: Television]

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The Brillance That is Cloud Atlas

- The Brilliance That Is Cloud Atlas Some authors have the natural ability to enthrall the reader from the beginning, weave plots that are both entertaining and suspenseful, and end the book with the reader asking, “How in the world did he do that?” David Mitchell does just that in his award-winning novel, Cloud Atlas. Cloud Atlas is a science-fiction book that employs six different plots simultaneously yet separately. Mitchell utilizes different settings that span across ages and continents, shapes multiple plots, and alludes to the separate plots to link them together across the novel....   [tags: David Mitchell, book analysis]

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Samuel Beckett and The Theatre of the Absurd

- What is the basic, most fundamental parts, methods, and ideals of human life and existence. Samuel Beckett’s highly viewed works try to answer this question. Beckett’s unusual and often action-less plays lead the reader on “our desperate search for meaning, our individual isolation, and the gulf between our desires and the language in which they find expression,” and determines that Beckett is a master of absurdist literature (Davies). Despite the popularity of Beckett’s works, little scholarly information can be found about them....   [tags: human life, existence, godot]

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The Spatial Arrangement Of Graves And Headstones

- Humans are mistified by the unanswered questions about life after death. People crave immortality, yet everyone dies. Cemeteries memorialize death, making humans consider their mortality. Burial grounds serve as sacred places for people to mourn loved ones. In a constantly changing world, cemeteries provide a picture of the past, demonstrating cultural and religious views of death. The spatial arrangement of graves and headstones displays prejudices relating to socioeconomic class, gender, and race....   [tags: Cemetery, Burial, Headstone, Cremation]

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Carbon Sequestration at St. Lawrence University

- Forests are a critical player when it comes to the carbon cycle. Every year, forests store more than 1.0 x 1015 metric tons of carbon in biomass, detritus, and soils (Dixon et al.). The storing of this carbon dioxide is very important to our planet and threshold that allows humans to thrive. Climate change is occurring, but would be accelerating much faster without carbon sinks like our forests that store the carbon dioxide humans have emitted. Carbon sequestration is defined as “the prevention of greenhouse gas build-up in the earth's atmosphere by methods such as planting trees to absorb carbon dioxide or pumping carbon dioxide into underground reservoirs” (Collins English Dictionary)....   [tags: Forests, Carbon Cycle, Bio,ass, Detritus, Soil]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Children Of Heaven '

- Children of Heaven is a film that portrayed a story mainly about a brother and a sister in Iran, and a pair of shoes was the reason why the story happened. The film also connected the urban planning with a plenty of plots, such as a family culture in the communities; distinguished physical setting between poor and rich neighborhoods. In addition, the film described a variety of people’s attitudes when they encounter setbacks. The most significant aspects of the film were the social factors that differentiated distinguished fate, and the embodiment of the family value that displayed precious love....   [tags: Poverty, Family, Wealth, Sibling]

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Big Game and Greasy Lake: two stories depicting a similar theme

- &#9;T. Coraghessan Boyle’s &quot;Greasy Lake&quot; and &quot;Big Game&quot; are similarly structured but completely different short stories that explain the transitions of people from fake slaves of their image to genuine and realized individuals. If not portrayed in the stories, the development in the characters certainly escapes into the reader’s imagination and almost magically makes them the learned. The plot of the two stories is one of the strongest lines connecting them together by way of foundation, but at the same time it establishes completely different story lines that follow the same beat....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Early Modern Atlantic Economy Edited by J. McCusker and K. Morgan

- ... A sugar boom is similar to a sugar revolution, but it does not change things as swiftly or drastic as a sugar revolution instead it just boosts the economy and gradually brings about change. S.B. Schwartz quotes in his book that “the second was the emergence in Barbados of a new way of organizing production that was eventually to change but not revolutionize the sugar industry”. The sugar boom occurred when the tobacco and cotton industry failed to bring profits into the country and the Dutch saw an opportunity to expand and make money knowing there was a great demand for sugar in Europe, so they introduced sugar cane cultivation to Barbados and the other Caribbean islands....   [tags: brazil and the caribbean, sugar revolution]

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Effect of fluoride ions on corrosion behavior of nickel

- 1. Introduction: Titanium alloys are very reactive materials and reacts instaneusely with oxygen, forming an oxide film, which give them excellent anti corrosive properties [??]. Thus, titanium alloys have proven to be the most tissue compatible inorganic materials, especially for dentistry [???]. Nickel-titanium wires, which have a near equiatomic composition, were introduced to orthodontic clinical use by Andersen and colleagues in the early 1970’s [???]. They have been highly popular in dentistry because have a much lower elastic modulus and wider elastic range than other orthodontic wires such as those composed of beta-titanium, stainless steel, and cobalt-chromium-nickel [???]....   [tags: Health, Dental Care]

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The Wife of Bath’s Tale and The Clerk’s Tale

- “The life so short, the craft so long to learn” (Famous Quotes). The Canterbury Tales is enriched with humanistic merit that allows the reader to sharpen his or her own craft of life. Specifically, “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” and “The Clerk’s Tale” are embodied with multiple struggles of life that pertain to life in the present. Despite seven centuries of society constantly evolving, the two stories’ plots can still be further analyzed through similar themes about relationships that pertain to modern society and how rhetorical strategy allows the audience to relate to the narrative characters....   [tags: The Canterbury Tales Essays]

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Comparision of "The Chrysalids" and "Animal Farm"

- ISU - Compare and Contrast Essay In our contemporary civilization, literature plays an important and impacting role in our daily lives. Adapting to the different likes and tastes of modern day society, books and novels have different types and genres, all having in common the objective to please the reader and to convey morals and themes to the audience. In the 20th century were written 2 novels, The Chrysalids and Animal Farm, which will be compared and contrasted in the following essay, demonstrating the fact that they both target the general audience and not one particular group of readers....   [tags: Literary Review]

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Signs of Intelligence: Live from the Tube

- Does watching television make you smarter. Do the new shows require the same focus, imagination, and retention as reading a book. Steven Johnson thinks so, author of Watching TV Makes You Smarter. The simplicity of television has come and gone, replaced with mind exercising network shows. Shows of today contain numerous, difficult plots with multiple characters; interesting topics and high profit yields. Steven Johnson believes that all of these things have created a new kind of television, one that may make you more intelligent, however, there are exceptions to this such as reality and junk television....   [tags: Television]

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Aristotle’s Poetics Influence on the Ancient World

- Aristotle presents the argument that tragedies are superior to epics. While tragedies and epics are characterized in similar ways they also have their differences. “A tragedy, then, is the imitation of an action that is serious and also, as having magnitude, complete in itself; in language with pleasurable accessories, each kind brought in separately in the parts of the work; in a dramatic, not in a narrative form; with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish its catharsis of such emotions.” (Aristotle, 6) A Tragedy is better at arousing emotion in an audience than en epic through the plot, characters, thought, diction, melody, and spectacle....   [tags: tragedy, hero, emotions, epics]

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The Hero Of The Epic Of Gilgamesh

- Post-modern writers usually used classical literature as a guideline when writing their novels, this was done to convey certain messages which made them have universal relevancy. This will be proven by considering the similarities and differences that Yossarian from Catch 22 has with Gilgamesh from The Epic of Gilgamesh. The focus will be on archetypal plots, characters and themes to prove that Yossarian is based on Gilgamesh. It is important to note that these two characters are not the same type of hero....   [tags: Catch-22, Yossarian, Nately, Novel]

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Narrative Therapy and Family Therapy

- Research Question Why is externalising a central technique in narrative therapy today, and what are the limitations and successes of this technique. Research The research complied for this report was gathered from various Journals dedicated to the discourse surrounding the practices of narrative therapy and family therapy. Search terms used to collect relevant articles were ‘narrative therapy’, ‘Michael White’ and ‘externalising’. The results from these terms were extensive and required narrowing further by way of peer reviewed status, content type and discipline....   [tags: externalising, oppression]

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White Noise By Don Delillo

- In Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel White Noise, he tells a story of a society that is taken over by death anxiety. Every character acts out a different view on how people and the community, deal with this fear. DeLillo narrates through the voice of Jack Gladney, the main character, whose fear plagues every aspect of White Noise. His novel contains many structural choices and extensively uses Jack to suggest how death anxiety is the leading cause of destruction in a person’s life and how it consumes the way a person acts in society....   [tags: Anxiety, Fear, Death, Anxiety disorder]

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A Analysis On The Company

- Fig. 12 and Fig. 13 represent history matching results of normalized cumulative oil production after each update for base case and KL-ANN-EnKF respectively. It can be observed from the figures that with each update, reduction in ensemble spread (grey lines) in case of proposed workflow is better than base case. Quantitative analysis in Table 3 also shows analogous results with significantly smaller standard deviation and better minimum/maximum values of cumulative oil production which reflects reduced ensemble span and hence faster uncertainty reduction in production forecast as compared to base case after last update....   [tags: Standard deviation, Mean, Arithmetic mean]

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Comedy in "Pure Luck"

- A world without comedy would be similar to a butter knife, it's dull, useless, and achieves very little. The world would be filled with impolite and obnoxious people. Comedy helps keep the flow of the world going. It allows people to laugh at one another and shrug off rude comments at the same time. It also creates a casual environment. Comedy is everywhere and it helps the world be a little less boring. Comedy can be found on televisions, the internet, and books, only to name a few. Comedy creates the illusion that things will get better; however, comedy gets better by making the situation worse....   [tags: Film Review]

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Hamlet by William Shakespeare

- The expression “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth” is never taken literally in the modern day, as it only exaggerates the idea of payback or karma, but this saying took a whole new meaning in the famous tragic-revenge play of Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare in 1601.What is so appealing about this masterpiece, to audiences of many decades, is the fact that revenge plays a rather large role throughout the play, motivating not only characters but developing an extensive plot. Revenge is the dominant theme that is intertwined into every character’s actions, forcing some to act out of blind anger and emotion instead of thoughtful reasoning....   [tags: revenge, tragedy, death]

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A Comparison Between The Way to Rainy Mountain and Love Medicine

- In the novels Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich and The Way to Rainy Mountain by N. Scott Momaday, the reader gains views of Native American culture, both past and present, through two disparate means of delivery. Both authors provide immensely rich portrayals through varying literary devices in efforts to bring about a better understanding of problems contemporary Native Americans face, especially regarding their own self-identity. The story of Love Medicine revolves around a central character, June Kashpaw, and the many threads of relationships surrounding her, both near the time of her death, and in what has gone on before....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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The French Lieutenant's Woman as Victorian Realistic Novel

- The French Lieutenant's Woman as Victorian Realistic Novel      Although The French Lieutenant's Woman was written and cinematized in the 20th century and is based on a modern film production of a piece of 19th century fiction, the stories and plots themselves have contextual elements of a Victorian Realistic Novel. Despite the inability to accurately and directly compare it with that of true Victorian literature, many of the same elements can be found and parallel one another. Some of the elements of present day contemporary novels still bear a resemblance to their Victorian predecessors....   [tags: French Lieutenants Woman Essays]

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Flawless Use of Parallelism in Shakespeare's King Lear

- Flawless Use of Parallelism in King Lear      Many twists and turns characterize the television soap operas of today. Subplots are a distinctive trait of these daylight dramas, for they keep audience on the edge of their seats. Subplots keep the material fresh and the audience wanting more. Shakespeare uses secondary plots as a literary device to greatly dramatize the action of the play and to spark a contrast to his underlying themes in King Lear. The secondary plots can incalculably improve the effect of dramatic irony and suspense....   [tags: King Lear essays]

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The tragical history of Doctor Faustus

- The tragical history of Doctor Faustus, which followed in the wake of Tamburlaine, is acclaimed by all as Marlowe's best play in which the leaven of fertile poetry and fearless imagination works wonders. Introduction: The tragical history of 'Doctor Faustus', which followed in the wake of 'Tamburlaine', is acclaimed by all as Marlowe's best play in which the leaven of fertile poetry and fearless imagination works wonders. The idea of a passionate struggle to reach beyond the grasp of ordinary mortals as its theme Marlowe takes this old story of the medieval magician who sells his soul to the Devil for twenty four years of pleasure and the gift of all knowledge and gives it a significance...   [tags: English Literature]

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Use of Irony in A Streetcar Named Desire and Hamlet

- In both A Streetcar Named Desire and Hamlet, Tennessee Williams and William Shakespeare, respectively, demonstrate their abilities to create engaging plays which work on several levels in order to produce the desired effect. One of the most important characteristics of these plays is the playwrights' success in using their words to create the worlds surrounding their works. Both Shakespeare and Williams effectively use irony in the aforementioned plays, both in the plot and with specific symbolism, to create mildly existential environments where effective irony is a confirmation of fate and justice....   [tags: Tennessee Williams, William Shakespeare]

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The History of the Soap Opera

- The History of the Soap Opera Soap operas have been one of the most popular forms of television in the world, being the foremost genre in Britain for thirty-five years, ever since the first episode of Coronation Street was screened in 1960. The continuous plots and new characters that viewers could relate to sparked I new passion for the common soap opera. Ever since, new soap operas have been released, still using the old ingredients and standard story lines, still managing the captivate audiences on a constant basis....   [tags: Papers]

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Lent Sermon

- Brilliant white light-flicker shimmers; steel-gray on the wind above soft-rolled, angry cotton, dirty and coldly clouding the wind-blown, wool-white blanket below, softly dusted spindly pine and desert scrub bric-a-brac over bedrock color of claret – no sound, all muffled soft, enwrapped in winter like an icy blanket. Call it imagery: visual, tactile, aural; call it figurative language in metaphor or simile; call it description – call it what you will, but recognize what it is…just a moment in time, a snapshot, going nowhere, doing nothing – a picture....   [tags: Christianity]

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The Effects Of Grain Sorghum Yield From Dry Weight Per M2 ) And Density Treatments On With And Without Atrazine Treatments

- Positive relationship was observed between grain sorghum yield (in dry weight per m2) and density treatments on with and without atrazine treatments (Figure 2). This result was similar to Wu et al. (2010) who found that higher density of sorghum (not less than 7.5 plants per m2) resulted in higher yield, giving 28% more grain yield compare to the less denser treatment in the presence of Japanese millet weed (Echinochloa esculenta). They also found that cultivar played a role in yield under the presence the weed and according to their results, sorghum var....   [tags: Water, Plant, Density, Herbicide]

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Symbolism Between C.S. Lewis´ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and The New Testament in the Bible

- The symbolism between C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, the fourth book in The Chronicles of Narnia, and the New Testament in the Bible, particularly the account of Jesus’ death is not merely coincidental because The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is, in fact, an allegory. An allegory is a story with morals in which characters, plots and settings are used as symbols. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis is rich with Christian symbolism even though the allegorical nature of it is the subject of much controversy....   [tags: The Chronicles of Narnia, allegory, controversy]

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The Role of the Double Plot in King Lear and Hamlet

- King Lear and Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, are two plays that reveal similar thematic elements, yet possess fundamentally different plot structures. Driven by the suffering and rage of two complementary characters, both plays suggest injustice through ‘good’, but ultimately flawed characters. This shared overarching theme is, however, conveyed differently within each of the works, as one employs two mainly disparate plot threads, while the other relies more heavily on the interaction between the two central plots....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Caves of Steel, by Isaac Asimov

- Everyone is faced with difficult obstacles at some point in his or her life, whether or not they are able to overcome them can define them as a person. Every story has a plot, but a plot is determined by the characters and their actions to events that take place in the story. According to the article “Science Fiction Images of Computers and Robots” written by Patricia S. Warrick, many of the plots in Asimov’s novels depend on “computers and robots [along with] space exploration and development” (54)....   [tags: The Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov]

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Terrorist Attacks On The World Trade Center ( Wtc )

- After the 9-11 attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC) that killed over 3000 people and left countless wounded, the United States of America and its allies declared War on Terror (Bradley & Goldsmith, 2005). From late 2001 to 2009, the battlefront for the war on terrorism was predominantly in Southeast and Southwest Asia (Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan). Recent trends however indicate that though the previous mentioned battlefields are active, radical Islamic terrorism is becoming increasingly present in the West and especially in European countries....   [tags: Terrorism, Al-Qaeda, September 11 attacks]

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The Betrayal Of Amir 's ' The Kite Runner '

- The Betrayal of Amir According to betrayal means "an act of deliberate disloyalty,”. Betrayal is something that is very prevalent throughout the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini which is a story about the betrayal that a young boy named Amir does to his friend Hassan. Amir shows that he is a betrayer to Hassan when he belittles, plots, refuses to acknowledge their friendship, and walks away from Hassan. With each betrayal listed they progressively get worse and worse as Amir continues to show how little he really cares for Hassan....   [tags: Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner, Hazara people]

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The Purpose of the Sub-plot in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

- Twelfth Night or What You Will is one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies. It has been performed hundreds of times and adapted into a number of modern films. The main plot of the play follows Viola, a girl who is rescued from a shipwreck and enters into the service of the Duke Orsino disguised as a man. Rising quickly in his estimation, Viola begins delivering messages of love on his behalf to Olivia, a noble woman who has no interest in Orsino’s advances. Over the course of the play Olivia falls in love with the disguised Viola, Viola falls in love with Orsino, and Viola’s twin brother Sebastian, who supposedly died in the shipwreck, returns....   [tags: Twelfth Night Sub-plot]

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Effects of CO2 Concentration on the Rate of Photosynthesis

- Effects of CO2 Concentration on the Rate of Photosynthesis Whenever there is an increase of CO2 in the atmosphere, plants respond by reducing stomatal conductances, hence, water loss is reduced. This result in greater soil moisture content in ecosystems rich with CO2, this increases plant growth In a review of studies conducted over the prior decade, Pospisilova and Catsky (1999) compiled over 150 individual plant water use responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment. They found that elevated CO2 increased rates of net photosynthesis in about 85% of the reported studies, while reducing stomatal conductances and rates of transpiration in approximately 75% of the cases analyzed....   [tags: transpiration, environment, ecosystems]

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Is Government Surveillance a Violation of the Fourth Amendment

- The government is always watching to ensure safety of their country, including everything and everyone in it. Camera surveillance has become an accepted and almost expected addition to modern safety and crime prevention (“Where” para 1). Many people willingly give authorization to companies like Google and Facebook to make billions selling their personal preferences, interests, and data. Canada participates with the United States and other countries in monitoring national and even global communications (“Where” para 2)....   [tags: crime prevention, privacy, personal data]

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The Treaty of Versailles and the Problem of Peace

- “Remaking the World after the First World War” The Treaty of Versailles and the Problem of Peace. It was in Paris after the World War I that the conference to make peace that will surpass all other ones were done. The mind of man just at the start of the World War I was still much more the same today especially with respect to attitudes like bigotry, narrow-mindedness and idealism to mention a few. The making of peace is not cheap and from the attitude or perspective that the only way out is to win so as not to lose makes the whole system of war ruthless.1 David A....   [tags: remaking the world after WWI]

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American Terrorists Should be Tried in Military Tribunals

- Terrorist recruitment in the United States (U.S.) has become an epidemic. The terrorist leaders have discovered a ready supply of idealistic young Muslim men with no sense of identity and given them a purpose, just like the leaders of revolutions have done throughout history. This has brought to the forefront the question of what we should do with this new crop of American terrorists. This also makes one ask what the definition of a terrorist is. In the article, “The Definition of Terrorism”, Rudy (2002) describes terrorism as: Since 1983, the U.S....   [tags: American Jihadist Terrorism]

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Topics Deeply Hidden in Hamlet by Williams Shakespeare

- There are many topics deeply hidden in the works of William Shakespeare. One of his greatest pieces of works is the story of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Not only are the words of Shakespeare meaningful, but there are also many follow up pieces of literature that contain important interpretations of the events in this play. These works about Hamlet are extremely beneficial to the reader. I have found four of these works and will use them as sources throughout this essay. The first source is “The Case of Hamlet’s Conscience,” by Catherine Belsey, and it focuses on the topic of Hamlet’s revenge in the play....   [tags: foils to hamlet, hamlet´s conscience]

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The Comedies of Bernard Shaw and William Shakespeare

- With origins from Ancient Greece, Comedy is one of the original four genres of literature as defined by the philosopher Aristotle in his work Poetics. The three other genres are consistent of tragedy, epic poetry, and lyric poetry. Not to be confused with the comedy associated with television and film which focuses entirely on humorous discourse generally intended to amuse; literary comedy is characterised by general humour, happy endings and communal celebration. This assignment will critically analyse the comedies of William Shakespeare and Bernard Shaw and consider what characteristics they share and how they differ....   [tags: Compare and Contrast]

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Problems in the Revenge Tragedy: William Shakespeare's Hamlet

- Shakespeare's Hamlet presents the generic elements found in Renaissance revenge tragedies ("Revenge Tragedy"). However, although Hamlet is a revenge tragedy by definition, Shakespeare complicates the basic revenge plot by creating three revenge plots out of one. By adding significant innovations, Shakespeare creates "three concentric rings of revenge" (Frye 90), depicting an indecisive protagonist who is an intellectual rather than a physical hero, an ambiguous ghost, and several problematic aspects of the play, such as the reason for Hamlet's delay, the confusion of time, and the truth behind Hamlet's apparent madness....   [tags: Confusion of Time, Artificial Madness]

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A Transparent World: Government Involvement in Citizen Affairs

- ... In order to protect its citizens, governments have needed to surveil and control these new technologies and their products more closely than ever before. The terrorist attacks of 9/11 instantly revealed to the United States and the world how ineffective airport security systems and intelligence agency efforts of the day were. Since 9/11, the United States government and its allies have been actively fighting in what is now called the “War on Terror”, using military and intelligence forces to eradicate terrorists around the world....   [tags: interconnected global community]

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Climate Change : A Forest Break Or Disturbance

- Recently, Dr. Stefan Schnitzer discovered an increase in liana thickets throughout a Panama rainforest (New York Times, 2011). Dr. Schnitzer, biologist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, says that the increase in vines is common in a forest break or disturbance. The problem comes from the lianas increasing relative to the trees. Lianas are parasites; they build around the trunks of trees and take their nutrients: soil nutrients, water and light (New York Times, 2011). This causes the tree to weaken and break down - lessening the tree’s carbon dioxide storage....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Global warming, Oxygen]

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Models And Approach Of A Linear Regression Model

- ### Models and Approach We developed separate models for violent and nonviolent crimes as we believed that these two crime rates are influenced by different factors. Our final data set contained $25$ variables. We performed exploratory data analysis, looking at the scatter plots of response variables against each of the predictors to determine which variables need to be transformed before building a linear regression model. _**Model for Violent Crimes**_ Although we did not see much structure in the initial scatter plots, after a few transformations we noticed structures suggesting some association between the response variables and the predictors....   [tags: Regression analysis, Normal distribution, Crime]

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Connecting Literacy and Popular Culture: Annotated Bibliography

- Popular culture is part of children’s everyday life experiences, embedded in film and news media, cartoons and television programs, in comics, music and advertising (Seiter, 1999; March, 2000 as cited in Ashton, 2005). Yet recognition of popular culture as a valid literacy medium within early childhood contexts continues to be problematic (Ashton, 2005; Shegar & Weninger, 2010; Arthur, 2001). The development of literacy learning begins well before children start school as they engage in literate practices in their homes and communities, allowing them to engage in meaning-making (Arthur, 2001; Ashton, 2005)....   [tags: Annotated Bibliography]

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Commedia Dell’Arte and the Beginning of Ballet

- Many people attribute the beginnings of ballet to be associated with the art form of Commedia Dell’Arte. While ballet has it’s roots associated with the comic art form, different elements unique to Commedia Dell’Arte influenced ballet artists, dancers, and choreographers well after the performance of Commedia Dell’Arte died. Commedia Dell’Arte was not only important to the creation of ballet, but to the inspiration of many ballets and choreographic works throughout history. Commedia Dell’Arte was an Italian theatrical art form that developed in the 16th century and lasted in its original form until the 18th century (Encyclopædia Britannica)....   [tags: artists, dancers, and choreographers ]

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Is Food A Positive Or Negative Effect?

- Could two foods with identical outward appearances hold the two different effects on the inside. This is the question surrounding the current system of food. Is the food you are eating creating a positive or negative effect. Food has become sustainable substance that is a required to exist, but the potential effects of these foods could also impact a community by leading it to nonexistence. In this time of technological advancements, although it can be easy to overlook possible side effects and outcomes of the many new groundbreaking innovations, consumers with only a limited knowledge of the emerging changes taking place in the agricultural industry are standing at a disadvantage....   [tags: Genetically modified organism]

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American Changes From A New Independent Nation

- American Changes from 1815-1840 Changes occur in every aspect of life, from the growth of a child to the forming of a new independent nation. After America’s foundation in the late eighteenth century, it began to experience several changes that had both societal and economic impacts on the country. From westward expansion to national debt, the new America faces several feats between the years of 1815 and 1840. Several social changes took place during this period in history. The westward expansion that had taken over America led to changes and reforms of the citizens of the New World....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Expansion Of A New Independent Nation

- Changes occur in every aspect of life, from the growth of a child to the forming of a new independent nation. After America’s foundation in the late eighteenth century, it began to experience several changes that had both societal and economic impacts on the country. From westward expansion to the national debt, the new America faces several feats between the years of 1815 and 1840. Several social changes took place during this period in history. The westward expansion that had taken over America led to changes and reforms of the citizens of the New World....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Complexity Of The Tv Vs. The Viewer

- Complexity of the TV VS. The Viewer One of the biggest entertainment that america follows today is the television, millions of programs have been written, and produced for not only entertainment but some also to education. There 's tons of channels that have specific kinds of shows, Animal Planet and History would have educational programs while channels such as MTV and Spike is more for just entertainment. Steven Johnson,a Journalist teacher at New York University and Author of Watching TV Makes You Smarter, expresses his ideas that over the years TV has gotten more complex and is actually healthy to watch....   [tags: Television, Television program]

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William Shakespeare 's Death Of The Royals

- Death to the Royals “A serpent that did sting thy father’s life/Now wear his crown.” There is given evidence throughout the entirety of the play that King Claudius is a murderer. Because of Claudius’s crafty skills of language, he uses words as his choice of weapon. After we learn of the Late King Hamlet’s death, King Claudius deceives the court into believing that the Late King Hamlet died in his sleep. When in truth, King Claudius has murdered the late King Hamlet. Another person of the court that dies due to King Claudius deception, is the widow of the Late King Hamlet and the new wife to King Claudius, Gertrude....   [tags: Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet, Murder]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Modern Culture

- Shakespeare and Modern Culture, by Marjorie Garber, begins with an assertion in the form of a chiasmus which states, “Shakespeare makes modern culture and modern culture makes Shakespeare.” Most major plays by Shakespeare have been reincarnated and referenced so abundantly in the form of poems, songs, ballets, musicals, and movie that society now has an “idea” of what Shakespeare is rather than an understanding of the actual plots and major players. Characters, such as Romeo, have become culture types and the mere suggestion of an aspect of culture being “Shakespearean” indicates a great tragedy of epic proportions....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Romance, William Shakespeare]

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Two of Shakespeare’s Most Successful Comedies

- Much Ado About Nothing and Twelfth Night are two of Shakespeare’s most successful comedies. Some may say that the two poems are like day and night, much different from one another. But it will be proven to you that they are very similar. Shakespeare incorporates many of the strong elements of Much Ado About Nothing into Twelfth Night and vice-versa. The characters also share common traits across both plays. The settings have a slight utopian feeling, as both worlds are based on Italy. Even the plots have big similarities as they are both based on love, power, wealth and marriage....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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Prince of Parthia, by Thomas Godfrey

- Play writing has evolved over time. As each new century has dawned, new genres of plays have been introduced to the world. American plays have changed a great deal from Prince of Parthia to Margaret Fleming. Characters have become more dimensional, plots have become more complicated, and even the style of the dialogue has changed. With all the changes that have occurred, plays have gotten more intriguing to the audiences. The first play to ever be published by an American, Prince of Parthia by Thomas Godfrey, closely resembled Shakespearean literature, and another early play that resembled another culture is Fashion by Anna Cora Mowatt; by the time Margaret Fleming by James A....   [tags: American Plays, Summary]

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Patriot Act of 2001 and Terrorism

- Wire Taps, forced entry without a warrant, unlawful arrest, and cavity searches at the airports. These illegal actions are violations against our civil liberties, but they are legal. Since the adoption of the Patriot Act of 2001, our security and freedom has been in question. Our forefathers foreseen that these violations of search and seizure are unconstitutional and enacted the Bill of Rights laws to ensure that our liberties are protected. Does anti-terrorism legislation, help with the fight on terrorism, violate civil liberties or cause a Fascist State....   [tags: legal violations, liberaties, allegations]

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The Bombing Of The United States

- After the United States was attacked on September eleventh, the country went into overdrive to change policies to ensure an attack like that would never happen again. President Bush got congress to pass the U.S.A. Patriot Act which allowed the government to investigate terrorists without warrants. The government also restructured the entire flight infrastructure by hiring new staff, strictly monitoring who is allowed to fly on airplanes, and providing government agents on each flight. Lastly, the FBI switched gears from focusing on white collar crime to counterterrorism....   [tags: Federal Bureau of Investigation, USA PATRIOT Act]

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Investigating the Relationship Between Humerus Length and Height of Human Beings

- Investigating the Relationship Between Humerus Length and Height of Human Beings In order to investigate the relationship between humerus length and height of human beings, I collected the data of each person’s height and their humerus length (including me) in my class and created 2 scatter plots to study the relation between the 2 variables. Process of getting data Firstly, one of my tallest person in my class measured 5-6 people’s height with a ruler, then someone exchanged his position....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Defoe's Moll Flanders and Aphra Behn's Oroonoko

- Credibility and Realism in Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders and Aphra Behn's Oroonoko       In the Dictionary of Literary Terms, Harry Shaw states, "In effective narrative literature, fictional persons, through characterization, become so credible that they exist for the reader as real people." (1) Looking at Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders (2) and Aphra Behn's Oroonoko (3) the reader will find it difficult to make this definition conform to Moll and Behn's narrator. This doesn't mean that Defoe's and Behn's work is 'ineffective', but there is indeed a difficulty: it is the claim of truth....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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The Invention of Chinampa Agriculture

- “And when we saw all those cities and villages built in the water and other great towns on dry land, and that straight and level causeway leading to Tenochtitlan, we were amazed…Indeed, some of our soldiers asked if it was not all a dream,” a Spanish chronicler, Bernal Diaz del Castillo (Woodard), describes the beautiful capital of the Aztec Empire, Tenochtitlan, in awe of the city’s intricate landscape upon their Spanish arrival. The Aztecs were located in the Basin of Mexico, which is a part of Mesoamerica (Popper)....   [tags: Civilization, Mayan, Aztecs]

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Happy Endings by Margaret Atwood

- Margaret Atwood’s “Happy Endings” is an Author’s telling of societal beliefs that encompass the stereotypical gender roles and the pursuit of love in the middle class with dreams of romance and marriage. Atwood writes about the predictable ways in which many life stories are concluded for the middle class; talking about the typical everyday existence of the average, ordinary person and how they live their lives. Atwood provides the framework for several possibilities regarding her characters’ lives and how each character eventually completes their life with their respective “happy ending”....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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The Legality of the NSA

- ... However, this information was not taken unwittingly as Verizon had full knowledge of their decision. Many other companies knew that information was being taken, but had no choice in the matter as a secret court was assigning orders to reveal information without the use of a proper warrant. The companies were both forced to comply and keep the fact that this information had been given up secret from the company’s customers. Aside from taking information with court orders, the NSA also took information directly from companies’ servers without the consent or knowledge of the companies themselves via the system PRISM....   [tags: spying, decryption, surveillance ]

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