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Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet : A Love Story Of Two Star Crossed Lovers

- Love is a beautiful thing, it always works out in the end. Everyone is always happy and no problems occur. West Side Story, a musical by Leonard Bornstein based on Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet parallels a love story of two star-crossed lovers. The play takes place in 1961 in New York City. This musical displays importance because it shows that nothing can overcome the power of love. This play is based on a love story between the main characters of Maria and Tony. Theses two are from different gangs that trouble to get along....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Love, Star-crossed]

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Star-Crossed Lovers in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream

- During the Renaissance, comedies and romances include many of the culture’s best, most remarkable, dramatic achievements. According to A Glossary of Literary Terms, edited by M. H. Abrams and Geoffrey Galt Harpham, comedies are written to entertain the audience, with the characters and their humiliations engaging our pleasurable attention rather than our thoughtful concern. Moreover, the audience is “made to feel confident that no great disaster will occur, and usually the action turns out happily for the chief characters” (c....   [tags: romance, comedy, renaissance]

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Shakespeares Star Crossed Lovers

- In Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, set in Verona, Italy, Juliet’s own happiness is put on hold due to her parents authority and the lack of control children had in the sixteenth century. John W. Draper’s excerpt “Shakespeare’s Star-Crossed Lovers” also supports my outlook on how Juliet’s life is being controlled by her parents. Juliet is a thirteen year old Capulet who’s family is in a lifelong feud with her love interest’s family, Romeo, a Montague. In Act three, Scene five, Juliet is forced with a dilemma....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Star-Crossed Lovers

- About 420 years ago, Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet. To this day, no other relationship in literature has been able to parallel that of Romeo and Juliet. The bond that these “star-crossed lovers” (Prologue line 6) engage in leads them on a whirlwind romance that ends in tragedy. Their time spent together may have been short, but every moment they spent together was in pure bliss of one another’s presence. It is through these few meetings where they express their love for one another that we come to find their relationship to be the most ideal love one could hope to model....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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The Contributors to the Death of Star Crossed Lovers: Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare

- The Contributors to the Death of Star Crossed Lovers The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet was one that could have easily been avoided. The play, Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare is the tragedy of two lovers from feuding families. The families have been feuding since ancient times, while the younger generation keeps the feud alive. Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet both love each other, but realize that fate is not on their side since they are from feuding families. Some characters contribute to the death of Juliet more than others....   [tags: tragedy, capulet, friar]

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The Tragic Ending Of A Pair Of Star Crossed Lovers in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- “Do not only think about it, but feel about it, also, before taking appropriate actions,” stated by the author, T.F Hodge. Individuals who make rash actions and decisions without thinking further, may end up with an opposite outcome of what they were hoping for. In the play “Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, the characters such as Romeo, Juliet, and Friar Lawrence has demonstrated this impulsive behavior, which has brought death upon “a pair of star crossed lovers (pg.7, line 6): Romeo and Juliet....   [tags: impulsive, guilt, death]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- To say a couple is star-crossed means that their relationship will not last and is cursed to not work out. However, this couple may have intense feelings for each other, but not be destined to be together. It is called star cross because people who believe in astrology think the stars control human feelings. That is of course an opinion and why Shakespeare wrote that Romeo and Juliet were star-crossed lovers. Romeo and Juliet were not meant to be a couple and live their lives together. They did love each other, although their families long feud rejected their fate of being forever together....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Star-crossed, Juliet Capulet]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- Star-Crossed Lovers Romeo and Juliet is fully summarized in Shakespeare 's prologue: "Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona where we lay our scene. From ancient grudge break to new mutiny where civil blood make civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, a pair of star crossed lovers who take their life" (Universal, 1996). This movie is a masterful culmination of the director 's phenomenal ability to create a powerful introduction, to select a realistic, but surreal setting, to choose realistic actors, and to enact specialized dramatic effects....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Romeo + Juliet, Star-crossed]

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Romeo and Juilet vs. The Hunger Games

- Romeo and Juliet vs The Hunger Games Most of you are probably not fighting for the love of your life, against the views of many people, on an island right now. That's not the case for the characters in Romeo and Juliet and The Hunger Games. In The Hunger Games, Katniss's sister Primrose is picked as tribute to be submitted into the games to fight against 11 different districts. Katniiss, who is in District 12 is from a very, very, poor coal-mining district located in the region formerly known as Appalachia.(Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games)....   [tags: fighting, lovers, suicide]

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Friar Lawrence in Shakespeare´s Romeo and Juliet

- The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet was a turning point in the city of Verona. It was the only thing that could bring peace between the disputing families of the star crossed lovers, the Capulets and the Montagues. The tragic end to their short life not only caused a new type of understanding amongst the families, but it brought up a new thought; who is directly responsible for the sequence of events. The most obvious answer is the feuding families but, there is one character who always had a plan for Romeo and Juliet....   [tags: Death, Feud, lovers]

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How Shakespeare Creates a Sense of Sympathy for the Two Lovers in Romeo and Juliet

- How Shakespeare Creates a Sense of Sympathy for the Two Lovers in Romeo and Juliet The setting of this tragic play is in "fair Verona" , whose foundations are stained with "civil blood" and society torn apart by a bitter feud. The initial origin of this rancorous dispute is lost in the midst of time and impedes hope of total peace within the city. The province is of a very religious nature and is bound by its social traditions and high moral values. Of course not everyone likes to live up to the city's "high living" expectations and follow the religious laws that their city demands be obeyed....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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True Love in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

- Written in the Stars Love, especially desperate, intense love, is a popular theme for many pieces of literature over the years. Because of love’s powerful and ubiquitous nature, many easily relate to it, which is perhaps a strong reason for its popularity as a theme in literature. But as many also know, love does not always work out perfectly. Two very famous stories, that of Pyramus and Thisbe, recounted by Ovid in his Metamorphoses, and also Romeo and Juliet, written by the great William Shakespeare....   [tags: thisbe, pyramus, star-crossed love]

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The Sun And One Star

- First their was the universe, and it was endless and empty apart from the sun and one star. Nalsa, lived on the sun and busied himself everyday with building unique and wonderful things, but none of them lasted as the sun eventually burned them up. For many years he was content with this arrangement, and joyfully crafted while the sun provided an endless amount of power for him to harness for his projects. On the single star, which was fairly humble and not as large as the sun lived Aster. Aster loved his star, and while content with the size of his home, found that he became bored rather easily as he did not have a hobby like Nalsa....   [tags: Star, Sun, Carbon, Giant star]

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The Star by Arthur C. Clark

- In "The Star" by Arthur C. Clark, a Jesuit astrophysicist is forced to question his faith. The findings are troubling, an entire civilization is destroyed by a supernova; the implosion of their sun. The calculations that he makes proves that explosion could have been seen from earth at the same time the Star of Bethlehem announced the birth of Jesus Christ. His crew looks at the situation with a more logical justification. They believe that the events in the universe happen with no plan or purpose....   [tags: The Star ]

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Bondage and Escape in Sons and Lovers

- Bondage and Escape in Sons & Lovers A major theme in "Sons & Lovers" is bondage and escape. Every major character is held hostage by another character or by their environment. Her husband, her family and her anger at the family's social status hold Mrs. Morel hostage. She has no friends to be seen or money of her own to use. Her escape from her bondage is her death. She was unhappy her whole life and lived though another human as a source of happiness. She essentially lived her life through William and, after his death, through Paul, which in a twist of irony, by doing so she is essentially keeping them in bondage....   [tags: Lawrence Sons and Lovers Essays]

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Prose and Style in Sons and Lovers

- [1]And after such an evening they both were very still, having known the immensity of passion. [2]They felt small, half afraid, childish, and wondering, like Adam and Eve when they lost their innocence and realized the magnificence of the power which drove them out of Paradise and across the great night and the great day of humanity. [3]It was for each of them an initiation and a satisfaction. [4]To know their own nothingness, to know the tremendous living flood which carried them always, gave them rest within themselves....   [tags: Lawrence Sons and Lovers Essays]

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Color Symbolism in Sons and Lovers

- Color Symbolism in Sons and Lovers Throughout Sons and Lovers, D.H. Lawrence uses colors to suggest the underlying implications of the events taking place. Three colors in particular - red, black, and white - seem to carry some sort of subtle connotation which reveals more about the characters, their actions, and their motives for those actions, than the plot or the setting alone. Tied to the color images are material images which carry the same connotative meaning: the color red is associated with fire, black with darkness and dirt, and white with cold....   [tags: Lawrence Sons and Lovers Essays]

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Relationships in Lawrence's Sons and Lovers

- Relationships in Lawrence's Sons and Lovers      There can be no argument that D. H. Lawrence's Son's and Lover's is a study of  human relationships. Gertrude Morel, because of her turbulent and odd relationship with her husband, ends up developing deep emotional relations with her two eldest son's. The second eldest in particular, Paul, is the receiver of most of this deep emotion. Because of these feelings and the deeper-than-usual emotional bond between the two, Paul has difficulty being comfortable in his own relationships.  Paul's relationship with Miriam is plagued by his mother's disapproval, jealousy, and Miriam 's own spirituality....   [tags: Lawrence Sons and Lovers Essays]

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Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence

- Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence THE PLOT In the rolling hills and coal-pitted fields of central England, known as the British Midlands, live the Morels, a poor mining family. The family has just moved down in the world from the nearby village of Bestwood to the Bottoms, a complex of working-class row houses. Gertrude Morel is a small, stern woman, pregnant with her third child, Paul, the protagonist of this novel. The Morels' other children are William and Annie. But unlike his siblings, Paul is not wanted by his mother....   [tags: Sons Lovers Lawrence Essays]

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Sons and Lovers as Bildungsroman

- Sons and Lovers as Bildungsroman      As a twentieth century novelist, essayist, and poet, David Herbert Lawrence brought the subjects of sex, psychology, and religion to the forefront of literature. One of the most widely read novels of the twentieth century, Sons and Lovers, which Lawrence wrote in 1913, produces a sense of Bildungsroman1, where the novelist re-creates his own personal experiences through the protagonist in (Niven 115). Lawrence uses Paul Morel, the protagonist in Sons and Lovers, for this form of fiction....   [tags: Lawrence Sons and Lovers Essays]

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D.H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers

- D. H. Lawrence is considered one of the Twentieth Century's greatest and most visionary English novelists. He was born in 1885 in Eastwood, a mining community in Nottinghamshire, England (DeMott iii). His father was an uneducated miner and his mother had been a schoolteacher before she married. According to England's rigid class system, his mother's marriage to his father was considered a step down, since she came from a well-educated middle-class family. Thus the vast differences between his parents was cause for "the fabric of his parents' marriage [to be] ripped by bitterness, violence and hate" (DeMott vii)....   [tags: Lawrence Sons and Lovers Essays]

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A Star is Born: Marilyn Monroe

- ... Her career was getting harder because she got married and it hit her acting career a little bit. They got divorced in 1946. Marilyn Monroe ended up signing her first movie. She started calling herself Marilyn Monroe and she actually died her hair blonde but her acting career didn't start of until 1950. She impressed her audience by performing in a movie called The Asphalt Jungle. And she even impressed the critics and they loved her performance. She loved acting and enjoyed everything she lived for....   [tags: career, movie star]

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The Monomyth Through Star Wars

- The Hero’s journey, or in its more correct terminology the Monomyth is an object from the area of comparative mythology. Its definition in the most basic of forms, it is a pattern or outline that is used in storytelling, usually the myth. This pattern is found in many famous pieces from all around the world. In the book The Hero with a Thousand Faces from 1949 by author Joseph Campbell, this pattern is described in detail. Campbell describes that numerous myths from different times and areas of the world seem to share an identical structure in their storytelling....   [tags: Death Star, Luke Skywalker]

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Physics Of The Star Stars

- Stars are hot assemblages of shining gas that begin their life in Nebulae. They shift in size, mass and temperature, distances across running from 450x littler to more than 1000x bigger than that of the Sun. Masses run from a twentieth to more than 50 sunlight based masses and surface temperature can run from 3,000 degrees Celsius to more than 50,000 degrees Celsius. The shade of a star is dictated by its temperature, the most sweltering stars are blue and the coolest stars are red. The Sun has a surface temperature of 5,500 degrees Celsius, its shading seems yellow....   [tags: Star, Sun, White dwarf, Energy]

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Paul's Relationship with Clara in Sons and Lovers

- Paul's Relationship with Clara in Sons and Lovers     Paul's relationship with Clara is based on passion. Her womanliness impresses him from the first time that they meet and throughout their relationship. Since Paul has never had any sexual experiences Clara amazes him thoroughly because she is so sensual, unlike Miriam who is afraid of any physical contact and his mother who is not in a position to offer him such things. During their relationship, Paul matures from a boy into a man not only physically but also mentally....   [tags: Lawrence Sons and Lovers Essays]

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Star Wars : A New Hope

- Star Wars (1977) is one of the world’s most successful films of all time. It has made a terrific impact on popular culture since its release. Furthermore, Star Wars changed the narrative and aesthetic style of future Hollywood films. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, illustrates how cinema has evolved since Fred Ott’s Sneeze (1894). Ultimately, this essay will explain the set up of Star Wars and how it connects to cinema history, in the point of views of the: narrative and cinematic style, genre, auteur theory and the global film industry....   [tags: Film, Narrative, Film theory, Star Wars]

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Star Trek : The Voyage Home

- In the movie "Star Trek: The Voyage Home" Captain Kirk and company travel back to the twentieth century to save the world by saving the whales. The movie came out in 1986, and I was a 27 year old former Star Trek lover with a devotion to environmental issues. If you had asked me about whaling and a cultural exemption back then I know what my answer would have been: Tough Darts. Get a life you creeps. Killing a whale because of your culture. Too bad, so sad. While I personally still feel there is no need to ever kill a whale, I have been persuaded to be a little more open minded about the feelings of other people and other cultures....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Star Trek, James T. Kirk]

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Traitor in The Defector Episode of Star Trek

- Traitor in The Defector Episode of Star Trek In "The Defector," Jarroc becomes a traitor when he betrays the Romulan Empire. Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary has several definitions for "betrayal," but the one we are interested in is the second, which reads, "to deliver to an enemy by treachery" (109). By defecting and telling the Federation of the Romulan plan to invade, Jarroc does just that. Merriam-Webster's further defines a traitor as "one who betrays another's trust or is false to an obligation or duty" (1252)....   [tags: Star Trek Traitor Essays Papers]

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Review of the Star Trek Prequel: The Land Before Star Trek

- Star Trek, the name rings bells but you’re sure you’re not interested. 2009 marks the 43rd year of our relationship with the franchise, grown so familiar that we just shrug it aside. Nonetheless, every few years, it puts on a new outfit and twirls around with a hopeful bid. We wished the Franchise no ill will, but at the same time we think: Give it a rest, honey, you're showing your age. Not any more. Director J.J. Abrams' version of Star Trek, 4the 11th movie to spin off from the original 1966 television series, catapults us into the Land Before Star Trek, a innovative and inventively entertaining prequel, with a light spell that makes us consider renewing those vows....   [tags: Star Trek, movie, movies, films]

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The Children in Sons and Lovers and What Maisie Knew

- The Children in Sons and Lovers and What Maisie Knew       The characters in Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence and the characters in What Maisie Knew each have a special meaning.  They all seem to be interwoven with one another portraying a new cycle in another characters life.  For instance, in What Maisie Knew Mrs. Wix was introduced, in my opinion, at a time when Maisie needed a mother figure. Also, Sir Claude is introduced when she seems to need a father figure.  On the other hand, in Sons and Lovers there are not very many new characters introduced....   [tags: Lawrence Sons and Lovers Essays]

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Walter Morel of D.H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers

- Walter Morel of D.H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers Throughout the novel, we gain a good understanding of what the character of Walter Morel is like, in certain parts, we can 100% empathise with Gertrude and understand her struggle and strife, yet there are moments in the text, when I for one, see Walter is the vulnerable, mis-understood character he really is. I believe he is the one, not Gertrude, who deserves the readers sympathy. We know Walter to be an alcoholic, and in all honesty a pretty poor father, however, we(well, I) can also see why he has become like this....   [tags: Lawrence Sons Lovers]

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Is The Toronto Daily Star?

- There are events that bring society to a standstill. Events that have such large influence on the future that their intent is never disregarded. The Great War was one that changed how society would place bias on groups of people, would bring a new meaning to nationalism and show the brutal devastation a group of people can cause to one another. It is clear reminder of how far humans as a population have come in the past 100 years and how far society has yet to go. In the Toronto Daily Star during July of 1914 it is very apparent of a war ambiance in the air, everyone just waiting for their leaders to pull the trigger....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Toronto Star]

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The Hour of the Star

- The Hour of the Star As Clarice Lispector was writing what would become her last literary creation, The Hour of the Star, little did she know that while her body was plagued with the devastations of cancer, her mental struggle for peace and grace in death would inspire her most renowned novel. Perhaps it is because of those circumstances, she created a novel with intuitive reflections on both life and death, as seen through the life of the main character, Macabea. The story is narrated by Rodrigo S.M., and although Rodrigo attempts to maintain a neutral stance, he is often conflicted by his own perceptions and feelings....   [tags: Clarice Lispector The Hour of the Star Essays]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- The path of true love has never run smoothly. Star crossed lovers are lovers that are meant to be together regardless of conflicts. William Shakespeare first coined the term ‘star crossed lovers’ in his tragedy Romeo and Juliet. The archetype of star crossed lovers is present in numerous cultures. Some examples are the Mexican legend of Popocatepetl and Izataccihuatl , Mark Antony and Cleopatra from Ancient Egypt and the Persian legend of Layla Majnun . These are just the more popular stories. Many stories surrounding star crossed lovers are present in some cultures....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet]

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The Prevention Of Pet Lovers

- Currently, pet lovers are volunteering to make changes in the way shelters are managed to help reduce the euthanizing of pets by increasing the adoption of pets from the shelters. In Lafayette, LA every weekend volunteers will have dogs and cats at the local Petco or PetSmart cleaned and ready for adoption. During the cooler months, the pets will be on display in a large shopping area parking lot allowing would-be adopters a chance to look at the available pets. This type of volunteer work shows us that people care about the dogs and what happens to them....   [tags: Dog, Neutering, Animal welfare, Pet]

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Star Wars Vs. Star Trek

- Star Wars vs. Star Trek            Throughout the past two decades, two science fiction cult classics have rivaled each other. Both have strong followings of loyal fans that live and breathe these classic tales. Lunch boxes, t-shirts, masks, bed sheets, and figurines are only some of the merchandising offspring of these two epic films. Star Wars and Star Trek certainly share many similarities being the benchmarks for the genre of science fiction movies. While the similarities are not difficult to see, especially when many people confuse their names to be the same thing, differences account for he greatness of each movie....   [tags: Compare Contrast Wars Trek Star Essays]

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The Lovers

- The lovers meet in secluded places. Tonight, it is the little cafe on the Rue de La ____. They hide their fears from each other, just as they hide their faces from passers-by. They are so very discreet. The warm wind reminds them of the passage of time, and they stand as one person. He leaves a tip. Glancing about, they melt into the crowd, only to meet once more at the street. A nod, a smile, and then he hails a cab. He holds the door for her, then closes it. He overpays the driver, turns abruptly and walks off into the twilight....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Romeo and Juliet a Tragic Love

- Romeo and Juliet, the tragic play by William Shakespeare, centers around the love story between Romeo, the young heir of the Montagues, and Juliet, the daughter of the house of Capulet. This story starts off with two opposing families of royalty, the Montagues and the Capulets. These families have a deep seeded hatred for one another that traces way back into their family’s history. Shakespeare takes his audience though a heart churning tale of two star crossed lovers. From the start Romeo and Juliet’s love seemed to be an uphill battle that they would never win even with help....   [tags: romeo, juliet, shakespeare, love story]

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John Keats 's `` Bright Star, And Robert Frost 's Poem `` Look Something Like A Star ``

- John Keats’ poem, “Bright Star”, and Robert Frost’s poem, “Choose Something Like a Star” are compared and contrasted; both poems have similar themes, but very different styles, which can be seen through the poets’ calm and serious tone and the type of persuasion that each poet uses. Both poems are related, but not the same and although they have similarities they have entirely different meanings from each other. Keats and Frost use wishful and serious tones to show the the theme and style of their poem....   [tags: Poetry, John Keats, Star, Difference]

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Cosmic Life and Death of a Star

- Conception Nebula as Star Nurseries Stars are born in the interstellar clouds of gas and dust called nebulae that are primarily found in the spiral arms of galaxies. These clouds are composed mainly of hydrogen gas but also contain carbon, oxygen and various other elements, but we will see that the carbon and oxygen play a crucial role in star formation so they get special mention. A nebula by itself is not enough to form a star however, and it requires the assistance of some outside force. A close passing star or a shock wave from a supernova or some other event can have just the needed effect....   [tags: physics science space star]

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The Star of Bethlehem

- ... The wise men followed the star to Bethlehem from Jerusalem. This creates point eight: The star traveled ahead of them. The last point is one of intrigue. The wise men followed the star until it stopped over Bethlehem. Point nine: The star had to be able to stop. Can stars stop. When did the star occur. What was the star. Knowing these will help find the star. In the 1602 an astronomer named Kepler discovered the math to determine the exact positions of the stars in the sky on a specific date....   [tags: wise, men, questions, characteristics]

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The Star Wars Trilogy and the Epic Tradition

- The Star Wars Trilogy and the Epic Tradition     The Star Wars Trilogy seems to embody within the form of cinema many of the classic elements of epic. In tracing the English epic from the Homeric odes to Tom Jones on the large screen and observing the various forms of epic development in response to changing cultural needs, it shows how the Star Wars Trilogy shares the purposes and cultural functions as well as the devices of traditional epic. And by connecting these films to epic, I hope to illuminate how the evolving genre of epic may assume the cinematic form....   [tags: Star Wars Trilogy Essays]

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Astro - Star's Life

- Introduction Stars make up the majority of what we see in the night sky. For all practical purposes the universe contains almost an infinite number of stars (billions upon billions….). Stars have been studied for as long as humans looked up at them. They are classified, categorized, and we have seen images of both the beginning and ends of stars. This paper will discuss the nature of the birth to the end-of-life cycles of stars. Electromagnetic Waves The universe is an expanding amalgam of gases, particles, dust, heat, cold and everything that is around us....   [tags: Science Space Star Formation Research]

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The Hero Journey in Star Wars

- The Hero Journey in Star Wars      Star Wars was a low budget science-fiction film that became a blockbuster box office success. The movie has been extremely popular with all cultures and ages for several decades. As well as being popular Star Wars also conveys many important themes. I believe one of the more prominent themes throughout the movie is the classic hero journey. The hero journey is a major part of stories and myths throughout the world. Both primitive and modern cultures use hero journeys as the basis for stories....   [tags: Film Movies Star Wars Themes Essays]

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Myth and Romance in Star Wars

- Myth and Romance in Star Wars Pure science fiction is rarely written. Science fiction is often blended with elements of other genres from horror to fairy tales. The movie Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is one example of this. It contains a combination of science fiction with mythical and romantic elements. Contributing to this combination are the main characters Luke, Leia, Han, and Obi-wan, the movie’s setting in a galaxy far, far away, and Luke’s great quest. Luke Skywalker is a mythical character....   [tags: Star Wars Film Movie Movies Essays]

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Romantic Tragedy in Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

- ... The advices that Mercutio gives to Romeo implies that he has a different view on love than Romeo does. He does not think Romeo should take love too seriously, but rather as chasing what he desires. Mercutio reveals his humorous and silly character through his uses of diction. Because of this eagerness to joke around, people sometimes misunderstand the meaning behind his words. It seems absurd for someone like Mercutio, who is imaginative and believes in fairytale to gives Romeo advices about loves, since, he does not think of love as an affliction and devotion thing....   [tags: lovers, hardships, mercutio, tybatt]

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Star Wars and Religion

- Star Wars and Religion Methodology In conducting my research on Star Wars, I wanted to make sure that I kind of found a variety of sources. I decided to do my field report on Star Wars originally because I was aware that I needed to include an interview component in this report. I immediately thought of my R.A., who just happens to be an incredibly huge Star Wars fan. I knew that I would have to investigate some element of the movies and religion has always been a very controversial topic within the Star Wars "universe"....   [tags: Star Wars Film Movies Religious Essays]

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Interview Essays - A Local Rock Star

- Local Rock Star Sitting at the table with long, thick, blonde hair and a hint of Brad Pitt’s facial features sits Brian. He is a 17 year old high school junior, a guitarist in a local band, and he is my interview. He will begin nearly all his sentences with “uhh…” but then proceeds to long, interesting answers. I started by asking him about when he became interested in music, and who his influences were. “I’ve always listened to music,” he said, “my first album ever was Nirvana’s Nevermind; it was a cassette tape....   [tags: Interview Essays - A Local Rock Star]

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America 's National Anthem The Star Spangled Banner Created By Francis Scott Key

- America is a country rich in history, which can be dated back to 1776 with its independence from the British. With this new-found independence came a great loss of life and new found freedoms. This land did not come without struggles and bloodshed, from people that believed that this land was worth fighting for. It wasn’t necessary the land that was special, it was the belief of what this land represented. With the new-found freedoms, giving to individuals where the freedom to express them self in many formats, many express their patriotism in forms of poetry and in music....   [tags: United States, The Star-Spangled Banner]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- Within the script of “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare, the concept of enduring a risk is a reoccurring theme portrayed by the plethora of characters. Romeo and Juliet are members of two opposing families, both attempting to find methods to unite their love, despite the wall of hatred separating them. All throughout the script these two star-crossed lovers endure many risks, each with its individual result which affects them and the society as a whole. It is evident in the plot of the play, Romeo and Juliet, that individuals who are willing to take a risk do so because of the illusion of a star-crossed love, which assigns a quest of reuniting two lovers who belong to families that de...   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Love]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Lone Star '

- As a result, the sequence proves that through memory and blood, borders are suppressed, and the past is able to cross the line separating it from the present once more. However, this scene also establishes the foundations for the conclusion of the movie, since Otis, conscious that the past is a vital, defining force, capable of shaping individual identity, affirms that ‘Blood only means what [we] let it’, thus implying that although history haunts all aspects of our lives, since it constantly overcomes any demarcation line with the present, one can work through it and control its influence....   [tags: Future, Present, Past, Time]

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The Mornign Star of the Xhosa Church

- The Two London Society Missionaries, Van der Kemp and his friend Edmond arrived to a very different Cape Town in 1799. A British flag now waved over the Dutch Port; British forces having arrived to secure Cape Town in the wake of the waning of the Dutch Empire during the Napoleonic wars. On the 13th of June, Ver der Kemp and Edmond crossed the Gamka river, which though it was very broad was also very dry. They sought refuge from the cold winter air at Samuel de Beer’s house, who had just buried his child that same day, yet rejoiced that God was answering his prayers to bring the gospel to indigenous people in South Africa....   [tags: missionaries, british society]

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Apartheid Explored in Country Lovers and The Welcome Table

- Harassing or mistreating an individual based on his color or race is violating his or her rights. In essence, ethnic and racial discrimination, and superiority based on racial differences are morally and scientifically false, dangerous, as well as socially unjust. Further, there can be no justification either practically or theoretically concerning racial discrimination. The article by Nadine Gordimer (1975) in "Country Lovers" and Alice Walker (1970) in "The Welcome Table" explored the theme of racism and apartheid in different contexts....   [tags: Racism and Apartheid in South Africa]

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Symbols and Symbolism in Strange News From Another Star

- Symbolism in Strange News From Another Star Strange News from another Star is found to be a story which contains numerous symbols which in many cases contain some important, abstract information. Symbolism is something which is very difficult to explain due to the fact that not everyone sees the so mentioned symbol. They don’t quite see it as you, because no two minds are the same, which implies the fact that they don’t react equally to something which must be internally interpreted as it is not present as mere information....   [tags: Strange News From Another Star]

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The Young Couple by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Country Lovers by Nadine Gordimer and Veronica by Adewale Maja-Pearce

- “The Young Couple” by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, “Country Lovers” by Nadine Gordimer and “Veronica” by Adewale Maja-Pearce The writers in the following short stories from diverse cultures present relationship problems encountered by characters due to social and cultural pressures. The social pressures are civil war, poverty, apartheid, and education. The cultural pressures are due to different cultures with different values and beliefs, social standings in society and society’s prejudices and discrimination....   [tags: Young Jhabvala Lovers Gordimer Veronica Essays]

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The Lone Star Nation

- The Lone Star Nation reflects the efforts put forth by single individuals that eventually changes the lone star state forever. Specific Texan heroes Stephen Austin who founded Texas, along with Sam Houston who led the Texas army and who was the governor. William Travis and his love for Rosanna was discovered while James Bowie, and David Crockett stood up and fought for the Alamo. One dictator whose procedures drove the colonists against him but impacted Texas to this day was Santa Anna. At this time of Texas making its way as a state, Andrew Jackson was president....   [tags: texas, stephen austin, sam houston]

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Star Trek

- Star Trek While Cold War tensions were growing in Europe and civil rights were causing upheaval in the United States, a new show was first airing on American televisions. The series took place in space, onboard a starship. Its creator, a World War II veteran and ex-policeman named Gene Roddenberry, had imagined a show that would go on capture the imagination of the world. Often describing his show as a “wagon train to the stars,” Roddenberry named his new creation “Star Trek.” From its humble beginnings in 1966, Star Trek continues to push the limits of visual technology as it creates stunningly impressive and often beautifully breathtaking artistic imagery....   [tags: Television TV Show Star Trek Essays]

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Lone Star

- Lone Star places particular emphasis on what happens when culture collide. Part of the agenda of this film is to draw attention to the contingency of these stories and find truth within them. It depicts the wars between culture and races and the inbred stereotypes that are perpetuated through community members. The film intends to illustrate the consequences of multiculturalism as a device to evoke change and acceptance amongst al human beings. Through a noir murder mystery piece, the viewer get to experience the complex dynamic between white, black and Hispanic people in a community from the past and present....   [tags: Film Analysis, Political Statements]

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Creating a Star Wars Lightsaber is not Possible Today

- The lightsaber is a weapon used in the Star Wars Galaxy. It is basically a saber/sword-like weapon that comprises of a hilt that contains a crystal which is used to focus beams of plasma into a tangible blade which has a finite length and is capable of cutting through a myriad of different materials. Its capacity to cut through material as well as the length of the actual blade of plasma can be altered and reconfigured to each individual's personal liking. The saber is powered through an internal rechargeable battery....   [tags: physics science star wars weapon sword]

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Bad Decisions and Love Change Endings Seen Through Fate and Fairies

- How can a person express a theme or idea in one of his/ her works. Shakespeare often uses literary elements to help him express a theme. Sometimes, he uses other elements to help him express a theme. Shakespeare teaches how love and bad decisions can cause a person to have different endings to his/her story by using the role of fate in Romeo and Juliet and by using the role of the fairies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare uses the role of fate in Romeo and Juliet to show how love and bad decisions can change the ending of a story....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare]

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Star Light, Star Bright

- Today there are numerous places where one can look up a daily horoscope: magazines, newspapers, and a plethora of online websites. Horoscopes are not just randomly thought up each day by the writer. They are carefully researched, interpreted, and written by analyzing the placement of the stars and planets on a given day. The growth of astrology, and the resulting knowledge, is closely tied to the study of constellations. Astrology has grown from the past and by researching the history of astrology and constellations one can infer that they have a similar history and future to the world....   [tags: Astrology ]

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Star Light, Star Bright

- “Here we are. Finally, after so long. Do you remember when the last time we camped?” Said Adrian as he parked his jeep close to our camp site.“Not that long ago, a year, I guess.” He just nodded and loading out the stuffs. “First time, Miss?” “Here, yea but I made out some camp before when I was in the university. I love this place. Isn’t it dangerous to camp here?” “No, there’s always police around this area and I think we are not the one who camp. See there?” Answered my twin, pointing his finger at the other side of the lake....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Sons And Lovers '

- Introduction D.H. Lawrence surely had his way of writing. He was different from many other authors. Lawrence was not a bad different by far, for he was one whom could write to relate to almost anyone. If you have read any of his books, you should know by now that he is a one of a kind author when it comes to writing and gender roles. Society has immensely impacted gender roles for both men and women over time. Simply, any women could argue that Lawrence makes a good statement about women in his books and relates to the women gender in many different ways, perhaps more than any other male author....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Transgender, Role]

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The Relationships Of Cleopatra And Her Lovers

- The relationships of Cleopatra and her lovers have long been subject to intense societal scrutiny and thus hold deep cultural significance to western development of the concept of love. It was for this importance that this play was selected from an abundance of material and forms the basis of this essay today. This Shakespearean creation has the potential for greater manipulation to further express a more realistic representation of the character of Cleopatra as a powerful diplomat, rather than solely a sex symbol....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Mark Antony, Cleopatra VII]

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Country Lovers versus The Necklace

- ... Both of the stories had women as the main character, and both of the women suffered from tragedies that will change their life forever. Both of the stories involved a marriage-or-gender roles theme that tied the two literary works together. In the two short stories, there were multiple differences between the two authors. The Necklace was more about a married couple and how the lady was trying to live above her means that connects more with the theme. While Country Lovers was more about racism/ethnicity by this meaning black women and white men do not date because of the law back then and it was would seem like being disrespectful to the opposite race....   [tags: African Americans & Caucasian racial tension]

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The Book Vs. Movie Lovers

- The Book Is Better One of the biggest debates for book and movie lovers is “the book was better than the movie” or “the movie was better than the book.” I’m a movie and book lover and I often find myself having this debate.It’s a debate that can go either way and it often ends in a disagreement between the fans discussing the book or movie. The book is better than the movie and there are plenty of films from the past ten years that exhibit this. The Harry Potter series is one of my favorite movie series....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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Shakespeare's Timeless Love Story Retold in Film

- ... Despite the controversial wedding-scene nudity, in addition to some minor changes in Shakespeare’s words, the film was still highly successful (Rosenthal 128). Finally in 1996 came the film William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet. Using Shakespeare’s verse in a modern 1990s Miami-like Verona Beach, Baz Luhrmann, the director, stated, “We wanted to look at how Shakespeare would’ve made a movie if he were here today” (qtd. in Rosenthal 130). Luhrmann’s truly stunning couple is played by the intense Leonardo DiCaprio and the intelligent Claire Danes (Rosenthal 130)....   [tags: Gnomeo and Juliet]

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Examining the Characters and their Weaknesses in Romeo and Juliet

- Through the flaws in the characterization of his characters, Shakespeare allows their weakness to manipulate and cloud their judgment. This fundamentally leads to the outcome of Romeo and Juliet, with each weakness presenting a conflict that alters the characters fate. Being especially true with the star-crossed lovers, William Shakespeare leads their perfect love into tragedy with these conflicts. In Romeo and Juliet, Juliet, Friar Lawrence, and Tybalt all contribute to conflicts that enhance the plot....   [tags: William Shakespeare, Friar Lawrence]

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Foreshadow and the Power of Destiny

- The idea of fate and destiny has caught the attention of many writers, one of them being William Shakespeare. In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare uses foreshadowing to show the power of destiny between Romeo and Juliet, the star-crossed lovers. Learning that Romeo and Juliet’s fate is in the stars introduces a major theme to the reader; the power of destiny. Throughout the play, there are intense senses and lines that foreshadow the fate of Romeo, Juliet, the Capulet’s, and the Montague’s....   [tags: destiny, fate, romeo and juliet]

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Romeo and Juliet, adapted by Baz Luhrmann

- What is the relationship like between Juliet & her parents. Do you think the Capulet’s are good parents. Over four hundred years ago, William Shakespeare wrote the passionate “Romeo & Juliet” – first performed in 1595, the play has since captured the hearts of millions of people all over the world. The “star-crossed” lovers, Romeo & Juliet show us their tale of desperation, virtue, and passion, as they live, and die together. Set in the wealthy, romantic city of Verona, this essay will illustrate Juliet’s relationship with her parents, as a direct comparison to Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays....   [tags: The Role of the Parents]

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The Hunger Games: Fiction or Reality?

- Fiction is “the act of feigning, inventing, or imagining”, but in Suzanne Collin’s book, The Hunger Games, fiction is merely a reflection of what is already going on in the world today (“Fiction”). Could this fiction novel, The Hunger Games, really be America’s future. Well, major themes in the book such as inequality between rich and poor, suffering as entertainment, importance of appearance, and government control point toward the answer being yes. Primarily, the major comparison between the novel and our world today is the theme of inequality between rich and poor....   [tags: literary analysis, Suzanne Collin]

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The Lifecycle of a Star

- ‘There are more stars than all of the grains of sand on earth.’(Star Facts, 2005:1) Looking up at the sky on a vibrant night, the vision is naturally lit one with millions of vivacious, glistening stars. The tenacity of this essay is to explore the lifecycle of a star, thence, signify its manifestation in the universe. A fundamental part of our universe is stars. Hence, these miniature luminous forms are essentially very immense in magnitude and it is merely due to their substantial distance from Earth that they appear so trivial....   [tags: Astronomy]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- Star Crossed Lovers Romeo and Juliet is fully summarized in Shakespeare 's prologue: "Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona where we lay our scene. From ancient grudge break to new mutiny where civil blood make civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, a pair of star crosses lovers who take their life" (Universal, 1996). This movie is a masterful culmination of the director 's phenomenal ability to create a powerful introduction, to select a realistic, but surreal setting, to choose realistic actors, and to enact specialized dramatic effects....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Romeo + Juliet]

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The Birth of a Star

- A star is a self-radiant divine body consisting of a mass of gas held together by its own gravity. The birth of a star begins inside a molecular cloud. Stars form inside these somewhat dense concentrations of interstellar gas and dust. The process of star formation has long been a mystery because of viewing limitations. Large amounts of small solid particles blocked our view of the stars which are beyond the molecular cloud. Infrared technology now provides some insight on how a star is formed. Cloud cores contain sources of fierce infrared radiation, evidence of energy from collapsing protostars (potential energy converted to kinetic energy)....   [tags: formation, clouds, molecular]

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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- ... At the Capulet’s party, Juliet is talking with the nurse when she asks “What’s he that follows there, / […] / Go ask his name” (I.V., 146-147). Juliet is asking the nurse to go get more information on Romeo, even though she has a fiancé. She is showing some interest in Romeo. One-way we know Romeo and Juliet fate is predetermined is shown through Shakespeare’s use of foreshadowing through out the play to let the ready know about their impending deaths. At the beginning of the play, the prologue says, “fearful passage of their death mark’d love […] is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage” (William Shakespeare, Prologue, 7)....   [tags: play analysis]

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Life of a Star

- The most common known star is our very own sun, that is common knowledge, but where did the sun come from. It couldn’t have just appeared from thin air, and it can’t remain forever, for every birth there is a death. Astronomers believe that molecular clouds, or large clouds of gas, are the primary source for the birth of stars. Gravity compresses this cloud into a massive sphere of gas and dust, and once the temperature reaches 15 million degrees it sparks the nuclear fusion, it begins to glow and burn, and voila....   [tags: Astronomy]

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Significant Themes Found in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- On awakening from the long slumber of the Dark Ages, the Renaissance was a time of "rebirth" of culture in Europe. Writers of the time such as Christopher Marlowe and Sir Phillip Sydney created literature that was bold and innovative. Dramatists revived and reinvented the classical traditions of the Greeks and Romans, however no one seemed to match William Shakespeare in terms of variety, profundity, and exquisite use of language (<http://www.online-literature.com>). Known as the most famous love story in the English literary tradition, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet tells the story of two unfortunate lovers whose deaths ultimately brings together their feuding families....   [tags: literary analysis]

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Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

- Paul Morel, son of Walter and Gertrude Morel gradually gains more love towards his mother, a love different than a typical mother-son love. It becomes a love that prevents him to love anyone else and a love that grows until he decides it has gone to far. In this semi-biographical novel, Sons and Lovers, Paul Morel lives his life similarly to the author D.H. Lawrence. This semi-biographical novel demonstrates psychological, biographical and cultural connections. D.H Lawrence creates an outstanding semi-biographical novel reflecting his life through Paul Morel, demonstrating the Oedipal perspective and basing cultural influences to the actions of most characters....   [tags: paul´s love life, oedipus complex]

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Shakespeare’s Influence on "The Count of Monte Cristo"

- Alexandre Dumas had many influences. One of Dumas’ most notable books, The Count of Monte Cristo , for instance had many influences. One of Dumas greatest influences in his writing is Shakespeare. Dumas had been a fan of Shakespearean writing, and it shows in his style and ideas. Being influential, Dumas used some of Shakespeare’s ideas in his own stories. The most obvious influential idea Dumas used, was the use of a sleeping potion. The idea of two lovers being reunited through the use of a sleeping potion closely resembled the theme used in Romeo and Juliet ....   [tags: Literary Themes]

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Comparing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet versus Arthur Laurents West Side Story

- Comparing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet versus Arthur Laurents West Side Story In approximately 1594, William Shakespeare began to write one of the most well known tragedies in history, Romeo and Juliet. Arguably, no author to date has matched Shakespeare's skill and beauty in the creation of this work. However, authors have regurgitated and will continue to regurgitate the theme, "star-crossed lovers", for centuries. Martha Duffy remarks in "West Side Glory", "Slang may change and violence escalate, but the theme of star-crossed city kids has never dated, nor has its appeal diminished" (p....   [tags: Papers]

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