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Gender Stereotypes And The Path Reversal Test

- There are many commonly known gender stereotypes; one of them is that men have better spatial abilities than women. The results of the experiment done by Liu, Levy, Barton, and Iaria (2011) showed this stereotype is not completely prejudicial because adult men outperformed adult women on several spatial tests, including cognitive map use, formation; and path reversal. The gender difference on the path reversal test is the highest among all tests (see appendix 1). Path reversal test evaluates how well do the participants recognize a reverse route back to the origin without the help of landmarks....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Male, Gender identity]

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Role Reversal in Shakespeare’s Macbeth

- In William Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, two main characters experience a change that alters their roles and brings out the worst in them. After Macbeth is promised greatness by three witches on a heath, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth try to achieve his prophecy. Because of their over-reaching ambition, they commit numerous murders to obtain their goal of becoming royalty. In order to cope with the guilt, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth undergo a role reversal, where they exchange characters and amount of ambition....   [tags: Shakespeare, Macbeth, roles, ]

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Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

- During the time of the Mexican Revolution, men, women and children gathered together in order to revive democracy. During this time, men were considered to be the dominant force. In Like Water for Chocolate, Esquivel manipulates these traditions and through the use of literary conventions and techniques such as magic realism, she is able to reverse the roles of men and women in the story she develops. The most conspicuous evidence in the novel is the way characters develop throughout the story and defy their social expectations....   [tags: gender reversal]

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Reversal of Paralysis

- Reversal of Paralysis This semester we learned about the paralysis of Christopher Reeves. In thinking about his condition, I began to wonder where researchers stood in their attempt to cure paralysis. Paralysis was often considered to be completely irreversible. However, I found that the last ten years have brought huge advances in our understanding of the nervous system and spinal cord injury. Even though paralysis due to spinal cord injury is still, for the most part, permanent, several drugs and techniques show promise in reversing the effects of paralysis....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Aristotle 's Literary Theory Of Recognition, Reversal, And Katharsis

- Aristotle’s literary theory of recognition, reversal, and katharsis can be seen in the short story, “Harrison Bergeron”, by Kurt Vonnegut. According to Aristotle’s theory of katharsis, the feelings of pity and fear helps the reader to purge these emotions to feel better in the end. Recognition is a grand revelation that the main character or readers realize. Reversal is the unexpected change of direction that the story takes. Aristotle believes that the best tragedies include both recognition and reversal at the same time....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut, Harrison Bergeron, Science fiction]

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The Reversal of Traditions in Shrek

- The Reversal of Traditions in Shrek In traditional fairy tales ogres are man-eating beast. The prince usually rescues the princess; they marry and live happily ever after. How do the makers of 'shrek' use presentational devices to reverse this tradition to reveal the ogre as good and the prince as evil. In this essay I am going to analyse the characters of shrek and Lord Farquaad, and write about how filmmakers use different camera angles, lighting, music and setting to create an unusual fairy tale....   [tags: Papers]

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Shrek and Reversal of Fairytale Tradition

- Shrek and Reversal of Fairytale Tradition Shrek directed Andrew Andamson and Vicky Jenson by contradicts the traditional view of a fairytale characters and settings. Although your first impressions may lead you to believe that that the story is totally different to a traditional fairytale looking more closely you find that there are a few similarities. This essay will be looking at the characters and the different presentational devises used to show how fairytale traditions are reversed....   [tags: Papers]

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Role Reversal in King Lear

- Role Reversal in King Lear        King Lear, known as one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, deeply affects its audience by playing out the destruction of two families. At the end of this play two of the protagonists, King Lear and his loyal friend the Earl of Gloucester, die after having suffered through major injustices at the hands of their own children. These characters’ deaths are incredibly tragic because they are brought on by their own actions instead of by the circumstances that surround them....   [tags: King Lear essays]

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Role Reversal in William Shakespeare’s Play Macbeth

- William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth has a few main themes, one of which is role reversal. Macbeth is portrayed as a strong, fierce, and trustworthy soldier. At this stage in the story he had a conscience, and had a boundary between good and bad. However, Lady Macbeth is depicted as a devious and an extreme organizer, without a good sense of what is right and wrong. She would do anything in order to obtain supreme authority. Gradually they both change their views of power, treatment of one another, and their reactions to the murders and prophecies....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Critical Analysis]

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Preference Reversal And Expert

- Subjects in gambling tasks that involve both choice and pricing show a pattern of responses known as preference reversal. That is, although subjects in a choice condition generally will give higher preference ratings to “safe';, high-probability/low-payoff, bets than to “longshot';, low-probability/high-payoff, bets, when they are asked in a pricing condition to generate an amount of money that they would accept to avoid the gamble altogether they tend to give higher values for longshots over safer bets....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Role Reversal within Macbeth

- Role Reversal within Macbeth Shakespeare’s Macbeth documents a man’s desire for power, and the murderous acts that he commits in order to gain it. Nevertheless, it equally focuses on his power-crazed wife and her amplified drive for control. Macbeth and his wife are joined by more than holy matrimony. Shakespeare creates an intriguing relationship that traces the downfall of not a single person, but an entity comprised of two. The concentration is directed on this oneness through the plot progression within Macbeth, in which the roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are reversed....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Reversal of Characters in A Tale of Two Cities

- Reversal of Characters in A Tale of Two Cities When writing a book, authors often focus on a central issue or theme. However, other themes develop through the course of the piece, either consciously or subconsciously. One such theme is a reversal of characters in A Tale of Two Cities. Individuals and groups of people change dramatically from the outset of the book all the way up to its conclusion. Three of the most obvious changes in character are Sydney Carton, Madame DeFarge, and the French people as a whole....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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The Pesticide Called Atrazine Acts as an Endocrine Disruptor Promoting Demasculinization and Feminization in Amphibians

- ... The data was collected by the authors to compare the male frogs reared in atrazine with the control frogs treated with just ethanol. The measures of laryngeal development, presence of nuptial pads and breeding gland sizes, were collected by dissecting sexually mature animals exposed to atrazine specifically 2 to 3 years after metamorphosis. Spermatogenesis data was collected from five random testicular tubules as well as the largest tubule. DNA for sex determination was obtained from the prepared toe tips of the amphibians and aromatase samples were collected from the RNA removed from the gonads of atrazine induced females....   [tags: amphibian decline, sex reversal]

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Role Reversal in William Shakespeare's Hamlet

- Role Reversal in William Shakespeare's Hamlet Throughout William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, the audience attaches to the young protagonist Hamlet. Throughout the play, his wit, and his underdog situation, compel the audience to root for him, and thus wishing evil upon his foe, Claudius. As the play progresses, Claudius seems weasel-like as he rubs the situation in Hamlet's face, and indulges in decadent rituals while enjoying his scandalous throne. In act three, scene three, however, the humble side of Claudius is visible for the first time....   [tags: Papers]

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Gender Reversal in William Gibson's Neuromancer

- Gender Reversal in Neuromancer In a world where beauty is literally a small price to pay to achieve. When reading the novel Neuromancer it is not a surprise that all the women described are not dubbed social unacceptable. In contrast they all have important roles: Molly is a street samurai, 3Jane is a leader of a world dominating family, Marie-Frances is a silent manipulative mother, and Linda Lee is, well okay she fits the stereotype of the girlfriend in most books. Stereotypical is not the definition used to describe the relationship between Molly and Case....   [tags: Neuromancer Essays]

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Moral Reversal within Shakespeare's Macbeth

- Moral Reversal within Shakespeare's Macbeth William Shakespeare wrote many fantastic plays and Macbeth is no exception. Part of the reason why his plays were loved in Elizabethan times as well as today is because they are true to life. The audience can relate with the characters or situations in the play because they are emotionally involved. A literary device that Shakespeare uses is the theme of moral reversal. Morals are essentially the backbone of an individual's being. A person's morals will shape the type of person they are and how they will act in various situations....   [tags: Papers]

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Bad Blood : Neo Aristotelian Critique Of Inequality, Empowerment, And Role Reversal

- Bad Blood: Neo-Aristotelian Critique of Inequality, Empowerment, and Role Reversal Toneata Martocchio Loyola Marymount University CMST 204-02 & 204-4: Intro to Research Communication Studies Charmaine Kaimukaua, Ph.D 9/15/2015   Abstract Gender inequality, female empowerment, and role-reversal are issues currently facing women. Taylor Swift’s music video, “Bad Blood,” encompasses these three subtopics. “Bad Blood,” inspires women to be strong, confident and independent individuals, who embrace their femininity and cross social lines....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Gender equality, Women's rights]

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White Man 's Burden : A Story About Societal Race Reversal

- White Man’s Burden This movie is a story about societal race reversal. Everything, as we know the world to be is changed. Instead of White People being in control with the wealth and power, the world is opposite. Black people are the majority and control all of the wealth and power. White people are the oppressed race of people and prejudice is placed upon them. It begins with an elitist; Thadeus played by (Harry Belafonte who at a dinner party held at his home, says white people are genetically inferior....   [tags: Race, White people, Black people, United Kingdom]

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Reversal of Male/Female Roles in Sister Carrie

- Dreiser's Reversal of Male/Female Roles in Sister Carrie The novel Sister Carrie seems to be the platform from which Dreiser explores his unconventional views of the genders. In the world of Sister Carrie, it would seem that the role of women as trusting, caring creatures, and men as scheming victimizers is reversed; it is Carrie that uses the men around her to get what she wants, and it is those men who are victimized by her. Thus Dreiser uses this novel as a means of questioning the popular notions of gender and the role that it plays in modern society....   [tags: Sister Carrie Essays]

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Presentational Devices of Shrek and Reversal of Traditional Roles

- Presentational Devices of Shrek and Reversal of Traditional Roles In this essay, I am going to analyse the characters in 'Shrek'. I will mainly focus on Shrek and Lord Farquuad. I will also write about how the film makers use different presentational devices to create an unusual film. Stereotypically the prince is good and the ogre is evil. In traditional fairy tales ogres are pictured as man-eating beasts, while the Princes are tall, handsome and save the Princess. One example of a fairy tale where an ogre is mentioned is 'Jack and the Beanstalk'....   [tags: Papers]

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The Chains of Social Hierarchy and Gender Roles

- In William Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night, the use of mistaken identity and role reversal communicates that gender roles and social class are constructed illusions that trick people into having unrealistic expectations about how they are supposed behave.Viola crossdressing as Cesario in the play challenges traditional views of how a woman of her status should act.The differences between the accepted clothing for an individual emphasizes gender roles and social hierarchy in society. During the Renaissance, “ the idea of two genders, one subordinate to the other, provided a key element in its hierarchical view of the social order and to buttress its gendered division of labor” (Howard 423)....   [tags: William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Role Reversal]

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The Mechanics Of Reversal Throughout The Book Tales From The Brothers Grimm And The Sisters Weird Written By Velde

- Vivian Vande Velde uses the mechanics of reversal throughout “Twins” to teach the moral lesson that even if people are inherently good, they still may never reach their deserved successful conclusion. “Twins,” the eleventh story in the book Tales from the Brothers Grimm and the Sisters Weird written by Velde, is a story about a young brother and sister threatened by an old woman who lives in the woods with a house built of bread and sweets. These children have saved their lives thanks to the ingenuity....   [tags: Fairy tale, Brothers Grimm, Hansel and Gretel]

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The Reversal of Power in Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings by Joel Chandler Harris

- The Reversal of Power in Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings by Joel Chandler Harris In Joel Chandler Harris' Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings, Uncle Remus frames the black folktales as entertainment for the young boy with the similar approach Joel Chandler Harris writes this entertaining novel. Both the author and Uncle Remus employ the format of entertainment to further convey the issues of black and white race relations. One issue that dealt with slavery is the distribution of power. Pre-Civil War the white race legally held power over the black race....   [tags: Papers]

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The Reversal of the Chicago River: Saving a City

- Sitting on the deck of the Seadog, a gaggle of tourists wait anxiously with ready cameras and tapping feet for the boat to start moving again. A tour guide’s explanation for the wait is a mere rambling speech that these tourists care little for, preferring to see the sights rather than hear the history of Chicago. What they are missing is the important fact of how they are where they are and the reason they are waiting at the boat lock. A reason that is crucial to not only Chicago’s history, but the history of many major civil engineering projects of the future....   [tags: human geography, toxic waste]

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Role Reversal of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

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

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The Role Reversal Between Macbeth & Lady Macbeth

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

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The Role Of Role Reversals Within The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- One of the most prominent themes in Arthur Miller’s 1953 drama, The Crucible, is the use of role reversals within race and gender boundaries, social status, and superficial power. In the not-so-sleepy town of Salem, Massachusetts, the rumor of witches among the community runs rampant as various characters work to accuse their fellow citizens of witchery or defend their neighbors from the gallows. Driven by jealously and pure hatred, those who have minor roles within the community lust after a more notable place in society by accusing the more distinguished members to rid them of their land, wealth, or reputation – and even their life....   [tags: The Crucible, Salem witch trials, Witchcraft]

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Modern Role Reversals Between Men and Women

- During the old days, the husband is the one who would be out working hard to make money for his family and make sure that all the necessities are sufficient. While the women often seen as the one who would tend to any housekeeping needs and would spend the whole day at home looking after the children as well as making sure that a house feels like a home. However, in this modern time, this way of living is not only dying out but actually seeing a role-reversal between both man and women. We can see that there are many different views towards the term househusband....   [tags: househusband, support, family]

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- Reversals "Youth is wasted on the young." And "if I only knew then what I know now!" In my teen years I couldn't be bothered with trying to understand those cryptic phrases; didn't I already know everything I needed to know. I never dreamed that the decisions I made in my relatively youthful years would have such an impact on my future. I always felt that I would never look back upon my life and say "I wish I had taken more time in considering my choices." But I have found myself doing just that....   [tags: essays papers]

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A Comparison of Multiple Research Designs

- Reversal design involves repeated measures of behavior in a given setting requiring at least three consecutive phases: initial baseline, intervention, and return to baseline (Cooper, 2007). As with any intervention, baseline data is a typical primary condition for beginning the process. With reversal design data is collected, until steady state responding is achieved and then intervention is begun. The condition is applied in the form of treatment and then reversal of the treatment is performed....   [tags: changing criterion,multiple baseline]

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Types Of Behavior Modification For People With Nervous Lip Biting Behaviors

- There are many methods of behavior modification when it comes to helping individuals stop a bad habit from continuing or to assist an individual in picking up a healthy habit that will be helpful to them in their future. In this instance, lip biting is a self-injurious behavior that can be linked to many different reasons, including stress, nervousness, personality disorders, and even mental disabilities. This research will discuss a few behavioral modification methods used to help individuals with nervous lip biting behaviors....   [tags: Behavior, Behaviorism, Applied behavior analysis]

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The Disruptive Behavior Management And Development

- Introduction In this report, I discuss different strategies for dealing with the disruptive behaviour of students in a classroom. The topic of our group poster is "Behaviour management and development" in which we researched developmental and social aspects of human behaviour, especially in the active learning environment. Behaviour management is an effective tool in the hands of all practitioners to deal with anti-social behaviour. It does not only assist teachers to boost their confidence but also help them to ensure effective learning process is taking place....   [tags: Psychology, Motivation, Learning, Emotion]

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The Color Purple as a Parable

- The Color Purple Parable According to Scholl’s article, The Color Purple by Alice Walker, is a parable. In classifying a story as a parable, Scholl determines that a parable must be a “movement through a realistically improbable sequence of narrative reversals toward a conclusion that defies realistic expectations.” (Scholl, 255) These reversals are very evident throughout the novel and render the conclusion unrealistic. In almost every character, there is an ironic reversal of what should happen and what does happen....   [tags: Color Purple Essays]

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The Tragic Tragedy Of Sophocles ' Oedipus Rex

- The Greek play Oedipus Rex by Sophocles is known most famously for being an excellent portrayal of Greek tragedy. In the Poetics, philosopher Aristotle praises Sophocles for meeting his criteria of what makes up a perfect tragedy. The play follows an Aristotelian plot consisting of a scene of recognition, a reversal of situation and scenes of suffering. The play must also have the perfect tragic hero. They must be a superior individual without being too perfect, otherwise, their inevitable downfall would come across as unwarranted....   [tags: Sophocles, Tragedy, Oedipus the King, Oedipus]

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Tartuffe: An Excellent Example of a Neoclassical Drama

- Tartuffe is an excellent example of a neoclassical drama because of its close adherence to the guidelines set forth in Aristotle’s Poetics, its use of character structure, and its incorporation of the common neoclassical ideas involving: reason, rational thinking, as well as logical problem solving. During the beginning of the 17th Century neoclassical thought began to dominate the stage in France. In the domain of theatre, this meant that neoclassical writers began to look back to the ideals and beliefs of classical times, accentuating the classic ideas of rational control and discipline....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Drama]

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Oedipus : The King Of Thebes And Tragic Hero

- Oedipus: The King of Thebes and Tragic Hero Ancient Greek Literature encompasses an assortment of poetry and drama to include the great masterpieces of tragedy. In Classic Literature, tragedies are commonly known for their elaboration of a protagonist fitting the classification of a tragic hero. This type of hero often collectively described as a character of noble birth, facing an adversity of some nature and a fate of great suffering. The characteristics of what encompasses a tragic hero are most prominently recognized from the viewpoint of the extraordinary Greek philosopher, Aristotle, in his work Poetics....   [tags: Tragedy, Poetics, Sophocles, Anagnorisis]

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Oedipus the King and Aristotle's Poetics

- According to Aristotle, a tragedy must be an imitation of life in the form of a serious story that is complete in itself among many other things. Oedipus is often portrayed as the perfect example of what a tragedy should be in terms of Aristotle’s Poetics. Reason being that Oedipus seems to include correctly all of the concepts that Aristotle describes as inherent to dramatic tragedy. These elements include: the importance of plot, reversal and recognition, unity of time, the cathartic purging and evocation of pity and fear, the presence of a fatal flaw in the “hero”, and the use of law of probability....   [tags: Oedipus Rex]

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Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard

- In the very early twentieth century, Anton Chekhov composed a play entitled The Cherry Orchard, which focused on many themes including childishness, clinging to the past, and hypocrisy of humans, all of which were clearly represented throughout the play. These themes are all causes of the theme that stands out in The Cherry Orchard above all else, this being the reversal of fates. Madame Ranevsky is the joint owner of a large estate which neighbors the home of Lopakhin, a son of the serf who belonged to the Ranevsky family before the liberation of serfs in Russia....   [tags: Analysis of The Cherry Orchard]

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Does Euripides’s Medea Meet the Criteria for a Greek Play?

- Euripides’s Medea, a fine example of a Greek play. The entire course of the play takes place within a single day, making it a precedent play in more than one way. We study it in college courses around America, but does a really meet the criteria for a Greek play. Could it possibly, be the exact opposite of what is described as a Greek play. Does Euripides’s Medea contain the necessary dramatic components that Aristotle outlines in The Poetics. In Aristotle’s The Poetics, he states that the most important part of any tragedy is plot....   [tags: Euripides Medea]

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Beatitudes, Meadors, And Brewer

- Scheffler, Meadors, and Brewer all say that the Lukan beatitudes show the poor as economically poor, however, Meadors notes that the poor mentioned in Luke’s beatitudes refer to the poor in spirit. Meadors says, “To say that Luke’s beatitudes is just a social concern is to completely miss the point.” This illustrates Meadors view of Luke’s beatitudes having a deeper meaning rather than just talking about the economically poor. We can assume Meadors get his idea of the poor meaning spiritually lost from the Old Testament, where poverty was associated with sin....   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, Sermon on the Mount]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- Othello’s personal flaw being his lack of judgement and capability to be manipulated, shows an example of how his flaw led to a tragedy. In “Poetics”, Aristotle argues that “every tragedy must have six parts to determine its quality; plot, character, diction, thought, spectacle, and song” (Aristotle 196). William Shakespeare’s Othello is an example of this concept on the grounds that it follows several parts of defining a tragedy; specifically plot, character, and spectacle. The plot of Othello describes how this play is a tragedy....   [tags: Othello, Iago, William Shakespeare]

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Brief Summary Of Standard Under U.s. Gaap

- Brief Summary of Standard under U.S. GAAP ASC 330-10 outlines the parameter of accounting and reporting for inventories in the financial statements. As ASC 330 defines inventories as assets because revenues can be obtained from its sale, or from the sale of goods or services in course of production, or from raw materials to be consumed in the production. Inventories are initially measured at cost soon as first recognized in accounting. ASC 330-10 standardize two types of inventory recording systems; periodic inventory and perpetual inventory....   [tags: Inventory, FIFO and LIFO accounting]

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What Makes A Perfect Tragedy?

- In theater, tragedy is an art that many playwrights try to perfect. What makes a perfect tragedy though. Is it the characters. The plot. Or something other than these two cornerstones of theater. According to the Greek philosopher Aristotle, the perfect tragedy consists of a mix of these elements. In his work, Poetics, Aristotle outlines the fifteen elements that create the perfect tragedy. All fifteen of these elements fall into either two main categories, plot and character, or they stand alone, equally as important as the rest....   [tags: Tragedy, Sophocles, Oedipus, Poetics]

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Corrption of Power On All in One Flew Over the Cuckoo´s Nest

- The mid-twentieth century was a time of change for many women and African-Americans. Typical housewife lives’ were no longer the only option for women due to greater job freedom allowing them to have a professional life. At the same time African-Americans were had greater freedom after civil rights movements paved the way to greater opportunities. During the same period, a movement of extremist feminist and African-Rights groups, like Black Power and radical feminist movements that were gaining power at that time, and were also highly controversial in their push for a women or African-American dominated society....   [tags: women, african-americans, job freedom]

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Ambiguity of Moral Values in Eckbert the Fair by Ludwig Tieck

- Ludwig Tieck’s novella, Eckbert the Fair, presents a certain ambiguity of moral values. The story meets a tragic ending where the main couple of the fairytale, Eckbert and Bertha, die as punishment for their crimes of betrayal, theft, and murder. However, an uneasy feeling of injustice remains about the punishment despite the clarity of their guilt. The tale itself strongly resembles a tragic play defined by Aristotle, but the narrative deviates from the structure of standard tragedy. In effect, the unique set-up of the narrative makes the evil deeds seem ultimately inevitable....   [tags: fairytale, injustice, punishment]

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Bechedel's Use of Reversing "Traditional" Characteristics of Gender Roles

- Social conventions placed on both men and women, have haunted the pages of society for decades. The belief that the ideal man allocates more of his time into the masculinity of hard labor than his appearance, while the ideal woman doesn't bother herself with work or anything that hasn't to do with dresses and entertaining, appears time and time again as the social “norm”. Members of our society use these “traditional” characteristics of gender, as an integral factor in assuming a persons sexual orientation....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Duality of Relationships in Othello by William Shakespeare

- The plot pushes forward into the joyful and innocent love between Emilia and Iago. Even though their relationship is not mentioned enough as that of Othello and Desdemona, a reader can definitely interpret the psychological aspects of both relationships. Desdemona is one who would never consider cheating or being unfaithful towards Othello. Emilia however states it as a “ ...a great price. For a small vice.” Emilia has a different view of men: “They are all but stomachs, and we are all but food; To eat us hungerly, and when they are full, They belch us.” Iago’s views on love are motivated by extrinsic needs....   [tags: lago, jeaulosy, illusion, desdemona]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Coffee Talk '

- Title: Coffee Talk Premise Statement: Nicole and Daina are life long friends. As they go through life and the scenery around them changes, one scene remains the same; the small town coffee shop where they always meet to talk and catch up. On one such occasion, both girls are 24 and have all sorts of questions about their future, dreams from their past, and problems with their present. Nicole is questioning if she should stay with her job, if she will have a future with someone, and what God is doing in the midst of it all....   [tags: Time, Future, Present, Past]

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King Lear as a Tragic Herp

- The play of King Lear is a tragedy like many of Shakespeare’s plays, and many of them deal with the tragic hero that end up meeting their demise thanks to their tragic flaw. The tragic hero of this play is King Lear, and he is a man that is a ruler of the kingdom of Britain in the 8th century B.C. He is a very old man surrounded by grave responsibilities, which are taking care of the land and taking care of the citizens of the kingdom. Lear the tragic hero must feel suffering and contrast those good times to the suffering, except his suffering leads to chaos and ultimately his death....   [tags: Shakespeare, Play Analysis]

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King Lear as a Tragic Hero

- The play of King Lear is a tragedy like many of Shakespeare’s plays, and many of them deal with the tragic hero that end up meeting their demise thanks to their tragic flaw. The tragic hero of this play is King Lear, and he is a man that is a ruler of the kingdom of Britain in the 8th century B.C. He is a very old man surrounded by grave responsibilities, which are taking care of the land and taking care of the citizens of the kingdom. Lear the tragic hero must feel suffering and contrast those good times to the suffering, except his suffering leads to chaos and ultimately his death....   [tags: Shakespeare, Tragedy, Analysis]

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Implausible Love in Midsummer Night’s Dream

- Love is chaotic and free, and because love is so powerful, we often do extreme and erratic things to capture it. The tradition of marriage, or mawage, is so firmly established in history that the gender roles common to marriage are often inescapable, no matter how strong love is, or how powerful a person is. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare uses imagery to portray the theme of gender roles and show how love has the spell-bounding power to either change or reinforce those roles. A Midsummer Night’s Dream begins with commentary on the classic gender roles of an engaged couple Hippolyta and Theseus....   [tags: William Shakespeare]

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The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer

- Geoffrey Chaucer wrote the Canterbury tales a collection of short tales in the 14th century. The compilation of stories are told by different characters within the narrative as part of a game proposed by the host. Each individual must tell two stories on their journey and two stories on their way back. Each story tells some aspects of English life during the time and often added satire like qualities to the English life. In particular Chaucer often tells stories with elements of the relationship between man and women....   [tags: The Canterbury Tales Essays]

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Sophocles' Oedipus the King as Nothing More Than a Detective Story

- Sophocles' Oedipus the King as Nothing More Than a Detective Story The play “Oedipus the King” is a Greek tragedy written by Sophocles in the early days of antiquity and is based upon an ancient story in Greek mythology. It was written around a time when Rome was in power and Athens was the centre of the world. In this time, people believed that the Gods controlled all and that fate and destiny could never be escaped. Based on the title of this essay, I do believe that the play “Oedipus the King” contains some of the qualities that a detective story holds, however I do not think it entirely mirrors one....   [tags: Papers]

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Othello, The Moor of Venice

- Othello, the Moor of Venice is one of the major tragedies written by William Shakespeare that follows the main character, Othello through his trials and tribulations. Othello, the Moor of Venice is similar to William Shakespeare’s other tragedies and follows a set of specific rules of drama. The requirements include, following the definition of a tragedy, definition of tragic hero, containing a reversal of fortune, and a descent from happiness. William Shakespeare fulfills Aristotle’s requirements in this famous play....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]

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Hamlet and Oedipus: A Comparison

- Tragedy. It is a word which can conjure many images for most people. From the innocence of a child who has lost her favorite blanket, to the heartbreak of losing a parent, to the desperation of a suicidal teen, every person on earth can relate to tragedy. The degree to which an audience can relate or even just sympathize with the tragic hero determines the quality of the tragedy. That said, in order to produce a tragedy, it is necessary to have a tragic hero. In his work, The Poetics, Aristotle sets forward characteristics that all tragic heroes should share....   [tags: Tragedy, Literary Analysis, WIlliam Shakespeare]

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Gender Roles And Corresponding Expectations

- In every society there are prescribed gender roles and corresponding expectations for both men and women. Men are expected to be aggressive, physically robust and forward while women are expected to be passive, physically weaker than men and reserved. If and when this happens, it can result in confusion and possible negative consequences. This notion is often explored in literature, and one such writer who does so is William Shakespeare. In Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Viola, Duke Orsino and Maria seem to demonstrate gender role reversal for the majority of the play, but they eventually revert back to their prescribed roles, which is in keeping with the Carnival theme....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Masculinity, Woman]

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My Personal Experience With Dyslexia

- This is a subject and disorder near and dear to my heart. My personal experience with dyslexia, with myself and my daughter, has given me great insight into what dyslexia is, what the signs are, and how soon you can detect the potential for problems. It is not always the case that dyslexia is the sole source of reading and reading comprehension difficulties, there are other disorders that can exist at the same time, and this is important to know in order to help students improve their reading abilities....   [tags: Reading, Orthography, Reading, Dyslexia]

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Body Focused Repetitive Behavior

- ... There have been a handful of times, throughout my adult life, that I have woken myself up in the middle of the night by twisting a knot into my hair so severe that I would have to get up and cut the damaged piece of hair. This BFRB causes embarrassment to me and extreme damage to my hair. The bottom half of the hair at my hairline between my ears is thinner and visibly damaged because of the constant manipulation as a result of my BFRB. I have often considered cutting my hair short, hoping to eliminate my behavior, but I change my mind in fear that I would continue messing with my hair and not be able to hide the damage as well as I can with long hair....   [tags: nervous habits]

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Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman as Epic Tragedy

- Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman as Epic Tragedy     Aristotle's Poetics defines the making of a dramatic or epic tragedy and presents the general principles of the construction of this genre. Surprisingly, over the centuries authors have remained remarkably close to Aristotle's guidelines. Arthur Miller's twentieth century tragedy Death of a Salesman is an example of this adherence to Aristotle's prescription for tragedy. It is significant to test Aristotle's definition and requirements of tragedy by comparison and contrast, against a contemporary tragedy and to make observations with regard to what influence society and culture may have on the genre....   [tags: Death Salesman essays Arthur Miller]

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The Ego as a Defense Mechanism

- The Ego as a Defense Mechanism The function of defense is to protect the Ego, and defence may be instigated by Anxiety due to increase in instinctual tension, Super-Ego threats or realistic dangers. Anna Freud lists nine defence : REGRESSION, repression, REACTION FORMATION, ISOLATION, UNDOING, PROJECTION, INTROJECTION, TURNING AGAINST THE SELF, and REVERSAL - plus tenth SUBLIMATION. SPLITTING and DENIAL are also usually listed as defence. It is usually assumed that defence belong to specific stages of development, e.g....   [tags: Papers]

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Oedipus the King and Things Fall Apart - Tragedies as Defined by Aristotle

- Oedipus and Things Fall Aparttragedies as defined by Aristotle Almost 2500 years ago Aristotle defined a tragic plot as one containing six essential elements. The first is a hero (sympatheia) who is noble by birth or has risen to a place of power. The hero should also be of good character. Aristotle stated in The Poetics, “This is the sort of man who is not pre-eminently virtuous and just, and yet it is through no badness or villainy of his own that he falls into the fortune, but rather through some flaw in him, he being one of those who are in high station and good fortune.” The second is the flaw (Hamartia) in the hero’s character....   [tags: Oedipus Rex Essays]

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The Ultimate Greek Tragedy is Sophocles' Opedipus the King

- According to Aristotle, Sophocles’ Oedipus the King is the ultimate example of a Greek tragedy. In his work, Poetics, he states numerous reasons of what makes a story a tragedy. Oedipus the King embodies all of the qualities that make a story a tragedy. Oedipus the King does not only cause catharsis, but Oedipus is a hero who has a tragic flaw which, in turn, leads to his demise. By having the predictions made by the oracles come true; it led to the downfall of Oedipus. The oracles coming true created catharsis in the audience by causing them to have pity and fear for the fallen king....   [tags: pity, flaw, prophecy]

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The Newest Technology, The Sleekest Design, And An Easy

- As a consumer of electronics, I want the newest technology, the sleekest design, and an easy to use interface. What I don’t want is a device that outdated, bulky and still has buttons for a keyboard. When I was 16 and looking for my first cell phone, the BlackBerry phones were so popular because you could go on the internet and check your Myspace. You were considered cool if you could use the BlackBerry messaging application or BBM. It was one of the first phones in its class to adapt a full size keyboard into its design and because of Blackberry, the rest of the market followed....   [tags: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Asset]

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The Site of Recapitalising the Spiritual Capital of the City: Welcoming the Stranger with Intention and Architectural Edifice

- Let us contemplate the terms of engagement we can agree upon in this article. This article contributes to the emerging field of Spiritual Capital: a new, strange and relatively loosely defined field. Our first task then is to constrain our working description of the field of Spirituality Capital. We first turn our attention to constraining our working description of the new field of Spiritual Capital. By using the word “constraining” instead of “defining” we attempt to keep the full complexity (Cilliers, 2010:59) of the field of Spiritual Capital open, without collapsing it into a simplistic or restraining definition....   [tags: analisis, hegel, lancan]

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An Evaluation On Fault Of The Stars And How It Relates Aristotle Poetics On Three Categories

- Can it Relate. (An Evaluation on Fault in Our Stars and how it relates to Aristotle Poetics on three categories.) Aristotle was an opinionated man. He created an essay people would look to; when it came to drama he thought there was only one way to have a good story, which was a tragedy. There are many films that are considered to be a tragedy, but the one that has recently touched the lives of many is Fault in Our Stars. The story starts out with a young teenage girl who has terminal cancer. She is on a drug that is sustaining her life, but she is inevitably going to die....   [tags: Emotion, Tragedy, Aristotle, Poetics]

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Comparing and Contrasting Strongman by Tony Curtis and The Follower by Seamus Heaney

- I will compare and contrast these poems, discussing the similarities and differences in detail. “Strongman” by Tony Curtis is a sonnet, expressing intense emotion. The poem begins in a very conversational manor. “A strongman you say” Shows this, by casually addressing the reader as if part of a conversation. This gives the impression that the writer is talking to the reader directly, almost as if the writer is talking of something personal to him. In the octet, many references to wood are appropriately made, as Curtis’ father is mentioned as being a carpenter....   [tags: Poem Comparison, Poetry Analysis, Poem]

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Shakespeare's Use of Aristotle's Guidelines to Tragedy in Creating the Play Othello

- Throughout time, the tragedy has been seen as the most emotionally pleasing form of drama, because of its ability to bring the viewer into the drama and feel for the characters, especially the tragic hero. This analysis of tragedy was formed by the Greek philosopher Aristotle, and also noted in his Poetics (guidelines to drama). As a playwright, Shakespeare used Aristotle’s guidelines to tragedy when writing Othello. The play that was created revolved around the tragic hero, Othello, whose tragic flaw transformed him from a nobleman, into a destructive creature, which would inevitably bring him to his downfall....   [tags: othello]

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Parental Incarceration And Child Well Being For Implications For Urban Families

- A study of parental incarceration and child well-being for implications for urban families (Geller, Garfinked,Cooper, Mincy(2009) study focused on formerly incarcerated parents. Study used a sample of children born in 20 urban U.S. cities with populations over 200,000. 16 of those cities were randomly chosen and the remaining 7 were chosen because of interest in high poverty cities. Data for study was collected between 1998 -2000. Mothers were interviewed within 24hrs or given birth and fathers were interviewed at the hospital or where their present location was at the time....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Parent]

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Victorian Literature: Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

- For the majority of the 19th century, England enjoyed several advancements in science, philosophy, and economics. The sixty-four year period of Queen Victoria’s reign, known as the Victorian Era, was “a time of progress and prosperity in England.” (English Literature 485). The English were one of the first civilizations to experience the Industrial Revolutions, promoted several social reforms, and continued the expansion of their already large empire. It seems the Victorian Age was synonymous with ingenuity and high morals....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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he Thirteen Reasons Why: Consquences of the Actions We Make

- The events in our lives is what shapes us, but it's the choices we make that define us. For Hannah it was not just her choices that matter but those of the people around her. In the Thirteen Reasons Why, Jay Asher portrays a constant message that "Everything...affects everything" and "In the End.. everything matters." He achieves this through his of avoidance, Freud's Death Drive, Repression, and Active Reversal. Avoidance, according to Tyson's pyschoanlytical chapter, is defined as “Staying away from people or situations that make us anxious by stirring some unconscious memory.” In Thirteen Reasons Why, Hannah, the main character, chooses to avoid Clay after 3rd party, because he ser...   [tags: avoidance, consequences, jay asher]

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Analysis Of ' The Bloody Chamber ' By Angela Carter

- In my analysis of ‘The Bloody Chamber’ by Angela Carter, I have decided to analyze hw role-reversal plays a large part in this story. The POV is set in first person, with the Heroine as the narrator. The story is told through her eyes and she is believed to be a reliable source because she clearly outlines unfortunate events that happen to her, such as the mark of shame on her forehead of the blood-stained key. I believe for many that Carter may have wanted her story to defy the cultural norm of fairytales where the female character always needs to be saved from a situation- this typically places female characters in roles that make them seem fragile, weak, and helpless....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Husband, The Chamber]

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The Poetics of Oedipus and Dana Marschz

- Creon, in Sophocles' Oedipus the King, declares to Oedipus that his "power ends; none of [his] power follows [him] through life." (Fagles, 652:1677-8) This edict communicates the transience of mortal abilities, and the hubris of those mortals. In the 2008 film Hamlet 2, Dana Marschz perceives himself as an excellent writer producing the work that will "save Drama" (Hamlet 2, 00:27:58-28:00), which the community loathes for its mediocrity rather than celebrates for its merits. Comparison of the two works demonstrates an erosion of the tragic genre in modern works....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]

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All About Natural Gas Suppliers and Recipients

- Natural gas suppliers and recipients are usually connected through a large-scale, high pressure and integrated transmission pipeline network. These transmission systems are the most cost effective ways to transmit fluid products over long distances [1], and are usually supplied from multiple sources and use inline compression units to deliver gas to the end users. Adaptation to the varying demands of customers plays an important role, and it is the responsibility of the dispatchers in gas transmission systems to supply adequate amounts of natural gas to meet consumers’ requirements and maintain the pressure level above the minimum required values....   [tags: pipeline network, transmission system]

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The Actions of Germany Before World War I

- During the Treaty of Versailles after World War I, the Entente diplomats from Great Britain, France, United States, and Italy created a document which would seal their future for the upcoming years. The reason why the treaty would become infamous resulted from one article, article 231. This simple article in one phrase summed up the entire philosophy and rationale of the end of the war, according to the Entente leaders, “The Allied and Associated Governments affirm and Germany accepts the responsibility of Germany and her allies for causing all the loss and damage to which the Allied and Associated Governments and their nationals have been subjected as a consequence of the war imposed upon t...   [tags: The First Great War]

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Shifting Gender Roles in The Sun Also Rises

- Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899 in Chicago, Illinois. Hemingway was an American author and journalist. Kemen Zabala author of “HEMINGWAY: A STUDY IN GENDER AND SEXUALITY” states that Hemingway was commonly known for portraying the sterile and disillusioned environment created by the massive human loss of World War I. Perhaps, his exposure to the atrocious nature of war as a Red Cross ambulance driver in the Europe during World War I aided and further influenced his literary capturing of warfare and how it had affected the “Lost Generation”....   [tags: victorian gender,ernest hemingway,lost generation]

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The Tragic Hero Of Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar

- But how do we define a tragic hero. Aristotle offers a thorough and comprehensive analysis of the elements that a tragedy consists of in The Poetics. Known earliest surviving document discussing dramatic theory, Aristotle presents ideas and arguments that are still useful in analyzing more contemporary dramatic works. As found in his Poetics, Aristotle 's explanations of tragedy and the tragic hero support an argument that Brutus in Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar qualifies as both heroic and tragic....   [tags: Tragedy, Tragic hero, Julius Caesar, Poetics]

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Tragic Hero King Creon in Sophocles´ Antigone

- As George Orwell once mentioned,” A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him”. Similarly in Sophocles, Antigone, King Creon can be regarded as a tragic hero despite of his staged villain role; because it is his arrogance and power that destroys him. Although one can argue that the hero of the play is Antigone and that the play is centered on her journey through pain and suffering; they must come to realization that the true hero is Creon for he goes through the most physical and mental pain and must suffer an irreversible spiral of doom....   [tags: villian, pain, mistakes, justisfication]

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The Tragic Hero Of Hamlet And Oedipus

- "To be, or not to be: that is the question" (Shakespeare 1750). "Human beings have no part in the craft of prophecy" (Sophocles 1582). Both quotes are part of famous plays. Although the plays appear to be completely different they do have some similarities such as containing a tragic hero. A tragic hero is a character that makes a mistake and eventually leads to their defeat. A tragic hero usually contains at least 5 characteristics such as a flaw (hamartia), reversal of fortune (peripetia), character 's actions leads to a reversal, excessive pride, and the character 's fate is greater than what they truly deserved....   [tags: Tragedy, Tragic hero, Mother, Anger]

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The Intercultural Development Inventory ( Idi )

- I did not particularly learn anything new about myself, but the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) enabled me to reflect more about my culture and beliefs. I had expected myself to be in the polarization stage as I recognize that I often try not to identify the similarities of a different cultures. I also realize that I tend to have the “us” and “them” judgmental orientation about the culture in Malaysia and the culture in the United States of America. I tend to recognize the differences, but differentiate them and fail to observe the similarities within these differences....   [tags: Culture, Intercultural competence, United States]

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Can A Reverend Be A Hero?

- Can a Reverend be a Hero. According to many experts of both history and literature, Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero is used to describe many protagonists in both American and world literature. There are many aspects to Aristotle’s definition, and each idea helps to explain the structure, purpose, and intended effect of tragedy. Many of Aristotle’s ideas can apply to multiple characters in The Crucible. Although Proctor unarguably represents the tragic hero of this novel, Reverend Hale’s story fits surprisingly well with the criteria that Aristotle believes to define a tragic hero....   [tags: Tragedy, Poetics, Tragic hero, Witchcraft]

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