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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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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

- ... When she tries to leave the house, John talks about her condition which stops her. The wallpaper begins to dominate her imagination, hiding her interest as so no one finds out what the pattern is and she can find it out on her own. She begins to see the woman shake the bars at night and escape during the day to creep around. She then goes crazy and tears the paper in order to free the woman from the pattern. In the end she becomes insane and sees herself as that woman behind the bars. John breaks in the room and faints when he sees the situation....   [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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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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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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Big Game and Greasy Lake: two stories depicting a similar theme

- 	T. Coraghessan Boyle’s "Greasy Lake" and "Big Game" 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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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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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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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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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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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

- ... Il zanni consisted of Arlecchino/Harlequin, the acrobatic servant who is childlike, tricky and not as bright but usually wins in the end, Brighella, the crafty, brawly servant and a good liar who always out for himself, and Columbina, the flirtatious, smart, and playful maid who is often portrayed as Arlecchino’s girlfriend. Gli innamorati consisted of the two lovers, often named Flavio and Isabella. Other characters emerged as well, including Pulcinella, which later adapted into the English Punch, the cruel servant bachelor who chased pretty girls, and Pedrolino or later developed French Pierrot, The simpleminded and honest servant, who is usually the victim of pranks (Encyclopædia Brit...   [tags: artists, dancers, and choreographers ]

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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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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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King Lear by William Shakespeare

- In King Lear the society and the control of his land made me go to the approach of Marxist. This means and involves the over scan of society and control of it. King Lear is starting to doubt his kingdom and his land because he feels like he is too old to be in charge and cannot really deal with the requirement anymore. He takes some time to think on what he should do and decides to give his land away to one of his beautiful daughters. Lear is very optimistic on which one of his daughters should take the kingdom....   [tags: marxism, edmund, reagan]

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Comparing and Contrasting the Australian Films, "Crocodile Dundee" and "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert"

- Crocodile Dundee (1986) directed by Peter Faiman and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) directed by Stephan Elliott are two Australian films that have unique plots. The expositions of both films have various similarities and differences in the context of quirky ‘Aussie’ characters, stereotypical Australian language, themes and the vast outback setting. The exposition of each film reaffirms typical Australian stereotypes. The Australia Outback is portrayed in films as vast and red....   [tags: movies]

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Power and Authority in "A Raisin in the Sun"

- As I have written about over the last few months: A Raisin in the Sun is a play of many themes. Besides the central idea of the blacks trying to get out of the ghetto, it has many side plots. One of the most predominant of these side-plots is the role and effects of power and authority. In general, most people strive for power and control, whether they can handle it or not. Humans don’t like to be subservient to one another. The same idea applies in the play as well. Power and authority are always changing hands....   [tags: Raisin in the Sun, authority, ]

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Exploring Iago's Possible Motives in Shakespeare's Othello

- Iago is undoubtably the villian in William Shakespeare's 'Othello', however the reason behind his evil deeds are less clear. There are many possibilities as to why Iago betrayed his superior Othello. Was he simply envious of Othello's status or did Iago plot to destroy Othello for his own enjoyment. In act One, scene one we see Iago's conversation with Roderigo about Cassio being promoted ahead of him and how Iago believes that this is because of favourtism. This suggests one of many reasons why Iago plots against Othello....   [tags: literary analysis, english literature]

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The Movie Industry During the Great Depression

- The Great Depression was an era that was extremely successful to the movie industry. Citizens crowded movie theaters weekly to attempt to cope with the disappointing reality of unemployment. No matter the circumstance the people were determined to find a way to get their minds off of their current statuses. The movie industry took advantage of this time of desperation. What made the movies so popular was the unbelievable comparability of their own lives to the main characters or plots in the film....   [tags: comedy, gangsters, workers]

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Aristotle’s Elements of Tragedy

- Aristotle is one of the most important western philosophers in history that has influenced our society in many aspects. Many of Aristotle’s teachings have affected our world for many years and still continue to have such a big impact. Some of the subjects Aristotle has influenced include: logic, physics, government and poetry. Aristotle’s study of poetry mainly focused on the elements to a good tragedy. Some of his elements have been used in Greek tragedies and modern movies. The Greek play, Medea, and the modern movie, No Country for Old Men, use elements from Aristotle philosophy, while using similar and different techniques but both achieving an effective tragedy....   [tags: Creek, Poetics, Tragedy]

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Thriller and Suspense Films

- Movie genres of all sorts have evolved as time has passed, but have they all evolved equally. Since the start of the nail biting genre, thrillers have always been a suspenseful, on the edge of your seat type film, and ever since the beginning thrillers have continued to evolve into what they have always been; thrillers. The thriller genre is unlike any other movie genre, with its unique ability to blend with nearly any other genre, thrillers have always have been a successful. Unlike other genres, thrillers have found their way to the top of movie universe....   [tags: Thriller Genre]

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Macbeth by William Shakespeare

- ... He fears Banquo is plotting against him shortly after his coronation and hires murderers to kill his old best friend. This demonstrates Macbeth’s paranoia being placed above rationality, due to his fear of losing power. “ We have scotch’d the snake, not kill’d it;”(III,ii,15). This quotation demonstrates Macbeth’s desire to hold on to his fleeting power by illustrating that he does not feel safe in his current position. He is prepared to defy his moral compass and loyalty and kill those he loves, such as Banquo, and those who are completely innocent, such as Fleance, simply to maintain the power he has received....   [tags: play analysis and essay]

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Experimental Structure

- Structure is a very important aspect of filmmaking. The Classical structure of film is setup in 3 acts and divides a narrative into 3 parts. Each part unravels and depicts the storyline for a film. The first act wills establish the main characters, the world or setting these characters live in and their establish relationships between characters. The second will begin to rise the action. This will depict the protagonist attempts to deal with the situation that he/she has been dealt with. This act will demonstrate the forces of that the antagonist has on the protagonist and how the audience sees this unravel....   [tags: film, characters, protagonists]

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Comparing Like Water for Chocolate and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

- Like Water for Chocolate and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Like Water for Chocolate (LWC) written by Laura Esquivel and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (ODLID) written by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, are two very different types of novels with more evident discrepancies than similarities. The first novel LWC, splendidly illustrates the life of a young Mexican campesina named Tita whom lives under the authoritarian rule of her mother. The second novel ODLID, originally a Russian publication, demonstrates the life and hardships of a middle-aged man named Ivan Denisovich in a Soviet work camp in Siberia....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Formal Approach to Thomas Gray's Elegy (Eulogy) Written in a Country Churchyard

- Formal Approach to Thomas Gray's Elegy (Eulogy) Written in a Country Churchyard  Thomas Gray's poem "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" is a very structured poem with a set number of lines per stanza, and a specific rhyme scheme throughout the entire poem. The poem focuses on Gray's thoughts while he visits a country churchyard, and ends with an epitaph written on one of the tombstones in the churchyard. The setting of a country churchyard automatically gives way to a small and unknown graveyard, and those that inhabit the graveyard are not going to be well known people in the community or in American history....   [tags: Elegy (Eulogy) Written in a Country Churchyard]

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plotlear King Lear Essays: Importance of the Parallel Plot in King Lear

- Importance of the Parallel Plot in King Lear Literature can be expressed using many different techniques and styles of writing, some very effective and others not as much. One of the methods chosen by many is the use of so called "parallel" plots. "Parallel" plots, or sometimes referred to as minor, give the opportunity of experiencing a secondary storyline going along with the main plot that otherwise would be unmentioned. William Shakespeare shows excellent use of a parallel plot in his play "King Lear", but some question it's essentiality by asking: Is it really necessary....   [tags: King Lear essays]

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King Lear as a Changed Character at the End of Shakespeare's Play

- King Lear as a Changed Character at the End of Shakespeare's Play Works Cited Missing King Lear was written in 1605-1606, the exact date is unknown. It was performed at the Globe theatre on 26 December 1606 and was first published in 1608. The play was written by William Shakespeare who has written 37 other plays for Elizabethan and Jacobean audiences. William Shakespeare wrote the play for King James 1. King James had sons in mind as heirs and not daughters and he might have thought it foolish and stupid to have daughters as heir to the throne as it is in king Lear....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing The Signalman by Dickens and The Withered Arm by Hardy

- Comparing The Signalman by Dickens and The Withered Arm by Hardy 'The Signalman' and 'The Withered Arm', are two short stories showing supernatural events. Authors, Dickens, and Hardy intrigue readers by using certain techniques. These techniques add suspense and mystery to the story, which makes the reader, want to read further on. The openings in both narratives begin with a short dialogue. The dialogue in 'The Signalman' begins with the narrator talking to the Signalman: "Halloa....   [tags: Papers]

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Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

- Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare Shakespeare derived much of his plot, in the play Much Ado About Nothing, from alternate sources, but his individual language and use of wording is what draws people to his works. His plot in Much Ado About Nothing is fairly simple but elegant. Two sets of lovers fall in love. They are Claudio and Hero and Benedict and Beatrice. The miscreant, Don John, schemes to break up the marriage of Claudio and Hero, but he eventually fails. Shakespeare adopted, or stole these plots from a set of three books....   [tags: Papers]

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Othello Persuasive Essay

- Two individuals may be the best of friends but when one individual is taken in by jealousy over the other he or she will do anything in his or her power to ruin the other individual’s life; this is where the dilemma arises. William Shakespeare, the playwright of Othello portrays a story about a highly honoured character Othello who is the general of the state of Venice. Iago portrays himself as very loyal and true friend to Othello while his other side is much more ruthless and cruel towards the general....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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Cemetery Prototype Database

- This prototype database was designed to meet the general needs of users from a range of different backgrounds in relation to cemeteries and graveyards. The scenario is described as follows: A consortium of international archaeological and historical societies has collaborated in funding a multidisciplinary database of international historical graveyards whose history goes back at least 100 years. As the database will be used for research as well as town-planning by a wide variety of people, including historians, local councils, genealogists, sociologists and epidemiologists, it is anticipated that it will include not only information about the graveyards themselves, but also the buildin...   [tags: Database]

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Who's Hamlet's Daddy?

- Common phrases such as “You have your father’s eyes” or “You have your father’s laugh,” are used as a means to distinguish a child from their father, but physical characteristics are not the only defining factors. Fathers could bear no resemblance to their child and still be their biological father because of their similar behaviors or attributes. Conflicting arguments arise concerning the relationship between Hamlet and Old Hamlet, who the audience believes is Hamlet’s biological father. However, there is evidence and other instances that suggest Claudius, Gertrude’s current lover, is Hamlet’s birth father....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]

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The Insatiate Countess

- Comedy and tragedy would not seem to mix well, as they have opposite conclusions of happiness or sadness. To have comic and tragic plots within one play, then, can be argued as being too distinct to be coherent. In The Insatiate Countess, however, it is the differences between the tragic plot of the countess, Isabella, and the comic plot of Abigail and Thais, that strengthen the play’s message supporting loyalty in friendship. Written by John Marston, Lewis Machin and William Barksted, The Insatiate Countess’ differing plots might be attributed to the presence of multiple authors....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Marston, Machin, Barksted]

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Kenyan Race Relations

- ... Although some may view this as a compelling explanation, it is largely too simplistic. Instead, anti-Asian opinion was created by the envy of Asian dominance combined with the corrupt and illicit actions of the few, which were then embellished and spread around, creating an Asian stereotype which became engrained in the minds of the Kenyan people. In both colonial and post-colonial Kenya, Asians dominated retail and trade. They controlled 75% of medium and large scale manufacturing firms, while they only comprised 1% of the population.1 In contrast to this, Africans only controlled 5% of these firms2, which led to a great level of resentment amongst Kenyans....   [tags: South Asian migration]

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