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The Line Of Succession For The English Throne

- Introduction The line of succession for the English Throne has been one to drum up conversation. At the heart of these succession talks would be the end of the Tudor line. With Henry VIII’s many different love affairs and the arguments of whether or not his children after Mary I were legitimate, Henry set up his line of succession in which he named who was to take the throne after his death. He named his youngest child, and only son, Edward to ascend directly after him, then Mary, and then finally Elizabeth....   [tags: Henry VII of England, Henry VIII of England]

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Louis Xiv : The Throne Of A Man

- Louis XIV was an absolute monarch in France from 1643 to 1715. His father died when he was just four years old, making Louis XIV the throne’s successor at a very young age. Because of this, he ruled for seventy-two years, which made him “the longest monarch to rule a major country in European history” (Eggert). But it was when he was twenty-three years old when he decided to rule without a prime minister, believing it was his divine right. Translated by Louis de Rouvroy, Duc de Saint-Simon, the author of the book The Memoirs of Louis XIV: His Court and The Regency, King Louis XIV wrote, “The royal power is absolute....   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Palace of Versailles]

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The Future of the Chrysanthemum Throne

- The Japanese Imperial family traces their lineage back to 660 B.C. Present ruler, Emperor Akihito claims the throne as the 125th emperor to sit on the Chrysanthemum Throne (Forty). Over the centuries, the monarchy has endured various periods of tribulation and doubt, including facing its uncertain future at the conclusion of WWII. The 21st century has brought a new problem. The family finds itself in increasingly short supply of male heirs to continue the lineage that has lasted centuries. The succession problems facing the Imperial family are daunting, but not without solutions....   [tags: japanese, emperor, imperial family]

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Alexander The Great: The Macedonian Throne

- Alexander the Great was a powerful man from when he was a child, and he grew up to be one of the most powerful and courageous leaders of all time. He first demonstrated this strength and courage at the age of fourteen. Alexander was very fascinated when it came to horses and he watched the unsaddled horses gallop around. Not even the best riders were able to break in the horses. A horse was then brought in that no one, not even the mighty King Philip, Alexander’s father, could master. The horse, Bucephalus, was bound to be the most famous horse in history....   [tags: macedonian empire, king philip]

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Macbeth 's Uncontrollable Desire For The Throne

- Macbeth’s uncontrollable desire for the throne makes him the perfect example of a tragic hero. Macbeth was first recognized as a great general and an asset to the kingdom. He had the respect of the people and even the king, whom he first seems to have much respect and care for. After winning one of the biggest battles Macbeth and his friend Banquo encounter three witches, drastically changing the plot of the story. The prophesy from the three witches awaken Macbeth’s desire for the throne, however he didn’t stand alone....   [tags: Macbeth, William Shakespeare, Macbeth]

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Queen Elizabeth I Ascended On The Throne

- When Queen Elizabeth I ascended on the throne in 1588, she was meant challenged by beliefs about gender. She was a female monarch, but in a world dominated by men. During the 1500s, women’s role were constrained because society saw woman as lacking understanding, ethics, and judgement compared to men. The culture of the middle ages prioritized the position of men that most women were denied the chance to learn beyond. Any education was meant to prepare women for marriage and children. And yet, you would think that being a part of the upper class Elizabeth would have access to all the learning possible, but even she was subjected to just tutors....   [tags: Elizabeth I of England, Spanish Armada]

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The Throne of T-Rex Gets Challenged

- In the late nineteenth century, a magnificent monster was discovered in North America. A decade later, in 1904, Henry Fairfield Osborn, an American geologist and paleontologist named this creature the Tyrannosaurus Rex. In Greek, Tyrannosaur means tyrant lizard, and Rex means the king in Latin. Like its name suggested, this creature was believed to be the biggest and most fearsome meat eater ever. It was the blood-thirsty villain and the absolute warlord of the earth in movies like the Lost World(1925), King Kong (1933), and Jurassic Park (1993)....   [tags: Paleontology ]

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Julius Caesar's Refusal Towards The Throne

- Lucius Tarquinius Priscus reigned from 616 to 578 B.C. and was the fifth king. According to legend, he was born in Etruria and wasn’t royal blood at all. He moved to Rome and became wonderful friends with King Ancus Marcius, who made him the guardian of his children. When the king died, Priscus was elected king and built many monuments and the Temple of Jupiter. His son, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, reigned from 534 – 310 B.C. and the last of the Seven Legendary Kings. Superbus was a tyrant who took away the rights of the lower class men....   [tags: rome, lucius tarquinius priscus]

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The Loss of the Throne by Richard III

- The Loss of the Throne by Richard III There are many views as to whether Richard III lost his throne, or if it was a mainly Tudor advance which secured it. Overall I think that Henry Tudor did not actively gain the throne decisively, in fact Richard III lost it from making key mistakes throughout his reign, and at Bosworth. Richard weakened his grasp on the throne by indulging in a vast plantations policy which gave too much power to Northerners and inevitably made him dependant on these few....   [tags: Papers]

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Archduke Franz Ferdinand And The Throne Of The Austro Hungarian Empire

- Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire was assassinated. Austria-Hungary blamed Serbia for the killing and because Europe was connected by a series of diplomatic alliances - Austria-Hungary/Germany/Italy (Central Powers) and Britain/France/Russia (Triple Entente/Allied forces) – the matter escalated into complete scale war. On 4 August, Britain declared war after Germany invaded neutral Belgium (Britain declared war on Austria-Hungary on 12 August). The British government had previously promised to defend Belgium and felt that German troops directly across the Channel were too close for comfort....   [tags: World War I, World War II, United Kingdom]

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Securing the Castilian Throne

- To suggest that Isabella was successful from the outset in securing the Castilian crown and the support of its people would be a foolish interpretation. It took ten years before she was fully accepted as rightful ruler, during which time a number of important factors developed that today can be seen as the clearest reasons for her success. Paramount among these was her determined, intellectual and shrewd personality and character. Without these traits, the other factors would have been irrelevant....   [tags: European History]

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Shakespeare's Macbeth and Kurosawa's Throne of Blood

- Throne of Blood, the 1957 filmed translation of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, was made in Japan, written in Japanese by Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryuzo Kikushima, Akira Kurosowa and Hideo Oguni and directed by Akira Kurosawa. It has many times been called an adaptation of Macbeth, however it is not. As storytellers have done since time began, Kurosawa took a story and made it his own: translating a play text into another medium; a separate setting; a differing culture in a completely different style and for a completely contrasting audience....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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The Kingdom Of England Versus Valois Capetians For Control Of The French Throne

- ... In this time, John I invades Portugal and is crowned King John I. The Armagnac – Burgundian Civil War was a civil war between the Armagnac and Burgundian towns from 1407 – 1435. Key Personalities of This Conflict Peter of Castile was the last King of the house of Burgandy and fought in the War of Two Peters. At the end of the War of Two Peters he was dethroned and fled to Portugal. After being brought to his half – brother, because he had not seen him in so long his half – brother thought he was the enemy and stabbed him to death....   [tags: battles, edwardian war, conflict]

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Analysis of Nigel Cawthrone´s Daughter of Heaven: The True Story of the Only Woman to Become Emperor of China

- Daughter of Heaven: The True Story of the Only Woman to Become Emperor of China written by Nigel Cawthorne is the true story of the first and only woman ruler of China and her path to the throne. Early in her life it was predicted that she would rule the Empire one day. Wu Chao was born into a successful family, and as a young teenager in the Tang Dynasty she became a concubine in the court of Emperor T’ai-tsung. Traditionally, the Emperor’s concubines were banished to a Buddhist convent after his death, but at a young age Wu Chao was clever and was not about to lose her place in court....   [tags: ruler, throne, concubine, court]

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Lady Macbeth The Real Power Behind the Throne

- Lady Macbeth The Real Power Behind the Throne Power is a theme used by Shakespeare throughout the play Macbeth. The plot involves Macbeth trying to gain more power. Lady Macbeth tries to convince Macbeth to kill Duncan so that he will become king in his place. Macbeth also is persuaded to kill anyone who threatens his chances of being king, including Banquo. Power is used by certain characters in the play to influence others. One such character is Lady Macbeth. In the beginning of the play, she is a strong-willed character....   [tags: essays papers]

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An Accurate Historical Account of Alexander the Great in Flavius Arrianus Xenophon's The Campaigns of Alexander

- ... Alexander then sets his sights on Egypt. Natives along the route of Alexander the Great’s conquests had little opposition to the fleet of Greeks securing the countries. This allowed for several conquests in a short amount of time. Alexandria is one example of the cities Alexander the Great founded throughout his expansion. As Alexander the Great moved throughout Egypt he was crowned pharaoh, causing him to see himself as a god. This caused a downfall in his general appearance to the Greeks. This is due to the notion of Alexander being a god going against the Greek religion....   [tags: Greek, throne, empire]

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Essay on Peter the Great

- Peter the Great was born on June 9, 1672. However, according to the Old Style calendar he was born on May 30, 1672. He was the son of father Tsar Alexis and mother Natalya Kirillovna Naryshkina. When Peter was four years old, his father Tsar Alexis died and was succeeded by Peter’s half-brother Fydor III. (Parrish, 2009) On the eve of his tenth birthday Peter the Great came to the throne despite the fact that he was still a minor. He grew up under the threat of a palace takeover and enjoyed little formal education....   [tags: throne, accomplishments, minor, struggle]

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Treaty Between Britain and France in The Life of King Henry V by William Shakespeare

- In Shakespeare’s “The Life of King Henry V,” set in England in the early fifteenth century, with the famous and heroic English King, Henry V, claiming his “rights” to the French throne. This claim caused complications and the declaration of war on both English and French soil. This political war, then turn into a route of complicated negotiations, after King Henry’s terrifying forces had successfully defeated French forces. As the result of the war, a peace treaty was made, and part of that agreement was the marriage between King Henry V and the daughter of the King of France, Katherine of Valois....   [tags: history, marriage, rights, french throne]

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Gender and Narrative in the Fiction of Aphra Behn

- With the restoration of Charles II to the throne following the fall of the Commonwealth and Puritanism came a surge of sexual and artistic freedom in England. This new libertine ideology brought with it not only the reemergence of the theatre, but and a society that embraced freedom of sexuality and thought in a way that was unprecedented. It is this new libertine society that provided a context for the writings of Aphra Behn. While Behn observed men like rakish Charles II and the effeminate Earl of Rochester enjoying England’s newfound open mindedness, she was forced to navigate, or rather circumnavigate, the limitations that remained in place for women....   [tags: libertine society, spy, british throne]

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The Struggle between Hercules and Hera

- ... Hercules married Megara, and brought five children into the world. Hera, again, messed with Hercules and put him to the point where he became so insane that he killed his family. He went to Apollo for advice in desperate measures. He was told to serve to his cousin "Eurystheus, the king of Mycenae, Tiryns, and Argos." (Hercules -- Ancient History Encyclopedia.) Hera bossed Eurystheus to set the hero to perform killer tasks know as the "The Famous Twelve Labours of Hercules." (Hercules -- Ancient History Encyclopedia.) To kill the Nemean Lion....   [tags: rule, family, throne, kill, capture]

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Shakespeare 's Macbeth : A Tyrant King Who Gained Control Of The Throne Through Destructive Means

- Shakespeare and Holinshed both wrote similar plays about a tyrant king who gained control of the throne through destructive means. There are several big similarities between the two plays and it is commonly believed that Shakespeare copied Holinshed’s Chronicles and changed a couple factors of the play in order to cater to King James’ interests. Some of the aspects which Shakespeare revised were the witches and the characters: Banquo, Duncan, and Macbeth himself. In the play Macbeth, the main character Macbeth and his trusted friend, Banquo, come upon three witches who tell them their future....   [tags: Macbeth, Macbeth of Scotland, Three Witches]

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Why Henry Tudor was Successful in Usurping the English Throne in 1485

- Why Henry Tudor was Successful in Usurping the English Throne in 1485 Henry Tudor had a very weak claim to the English throne. Yet in 1485, after defeating Richard ΙΙΙ at the Battle of Bosworth, he was pronounced King. Henry's claim came from his mother, Margaret Beaufort's side, as her great grand-father, John of Gaunt, was a son of Edward ΙΙΙ. However, at the time the legitimacy of Gaunt's descendants was dubious as it was accused that Catherine Swynford was in fact his mistress condemning their child and Henry's grandfather as illegitimate....   [tags: Papers]

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Bonnie Prince Charlie's Attempt to Win the British Throne for his Father

- Bonnie Prince Charlie's Attempt to Win the British Throne for his Father Charles Edward Stuart, grandson of James II and son of James the old pretender, was born in Rome in 1720 and created Prince of Wales at birth. His father had always been desperate for the British throne, and had already tried and failed many times to win the throne (he was Catholic and the government would only accept a ruler if he was Protestant). Charles had been brought up with his father always hoping and longing for the throne, so in 1745 he decided to do something about it....   [tags: Papers]

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Othello And Shakespeare 's Othello

- Othello and Macbeth In the play Othello and the play Macbeth, Shakespeare uses the main characters in both plays as warriors. Both characters in each of their plays, had constant outside voices seeping into their minds which ultimately contributed to the fate of both Othello and Macbeth. The witches in the play Macbeth had more of an effect of Macbeth’s actions then Iago had on Othello’s actions in the play Othello. Each character had a lot of pressure on them throughout the play however the witches influence on Macbeth resulted in more destruction than Iago’s influence on Othello....   [tags: Macbeth, Three Witches, Othello, Throne of Blood]

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Construction of Feminine Gender Roles in Game of Thrones

- “Tears aren’t a woman’s only weapon. The best one’s between her legs. Learn how to use it.” In the following essay I will seek to establish the construction of feminine gender roles in ‘Game of Thrones’, the HBO television adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s series of novels ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, which is played out in the fictional kingdom of Westeros. Consequently I will analyse these feminine gender roles from a materialistic viewpoint and discuss how a number of characters, principally female (since we will see how patriarchy is the favoured practice in Westeros), both conform to and reject preconceived ideas of gender performance and representation....   [tags: Game of Thrones Essays]

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Walking Dead and Game of Thrones

- The two TV shows which I have chosen for this topic are The Walking dead and Game of thrones. The Walking Dead: The main protagonist in the film is the deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes who has been shot and when he wakes up he finds himself in a post apocalyptic world in which zombies are everywhere. He gets out on a search for his wife and son and reunites with them later. He finds out that there are many survivors just like him who must fight each other and the zombies in order to survive. It is a TV series and most of the locations shows in this series are out in the environment and everything looks like a ruin....   [tags: TY shows]

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Game of Thrones: The Birth of the Mother of Dragons

- The series Game of Thrones is loved by countless people across the nation, and one of the most beloved characters is Daenerys Targaryen. She and her brother Viserys are related to the “Mad King,” who once ruled over the land, but after he was killed, they were exiled. Now they seek to reclaim the throne by building an army. Although she started as a meek, little girl who always did what she was told, she quickly evolved into a rather complex character. She not only greatly affected the Dothraki people, a tribe of Horseback riding warriors, but she may even decide the fate of Westeros itself....   [tags: cultural theory, Daenerys Targaryen]

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Game of Thrones: Eddard ¨Ned¨ Stark

- The story opens in Winterfell, Eddard Stark, also known as Ned, is the lord of Winterfell. As the story begins, Eddard must execute a deserter of the Night’s Watch, and takes his three sons and his bastard-Jon Snow, along with him as witnesses. On the ride back to Winterfell, Eddard's sons discover six direwolf pups, which are entrusted to Eddard's five children and his bastard. (The direwolf, the sigil of House Stark). Following the death of Lord Jon Arryn, previous "Hand of the King", King Robert asks Eddard to become the new Hand of the King....   [tags: night´s watch, jon snow]

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Game of Thrones: Ice Wind and Fire

- One would be hard-pressed to find a more popular cultural phenomenon than George R.R Martin’s epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s derivative television series Game of Thrones. Between these two media sources, the fantasy epic has spawned a massive fan base. An estimate of 17 million books of the series have been sold around the world, while the most recent episode of the HBO series had 5.4 million TV views, in addition to the estimated one million people viewing it illicitly within twenty-four hours of the first airing11....   [tags: fantasy epic and series, George R.R. Martin]

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High Fantasy: The Games of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

- High Fantasy is a relatively new genre, having only been introduced in the late 1800s. Through the novels that fall under this category, authors have had the opportunity to respond to critical social issues that are prevalent in their lifetime. This has allowed the genre to mature along with the advancement of our culture. High Fantasy has rapidly developed into a genre that is widely appreciated and accepted; George R.R. Martin has contributed to this progression through his novel The Game of Thrones, in which he responds to past authors, social issues of today, and the High Fantasy genus....   [tags: genre, high fantasy]

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Tyrion Lannister Speech Analysis : The Show Game Of Thrones

- Tyrion Lannister Speech Analysis In the show Game of Thrones (produced by HBO, originally written by George R Martin) there is a character name Tyrion Lannister, this character is known for abnormal characteristics. Many people describe him as intelligent, a great speaker, sarcastic, witty, and thinking about the next step. Through both of these speeches the exigence (purpose for the speech), rhetor (speaker), and audience (person or group speech is directed) stay pretty much the same. The exigence for the speech that occurred at Blackwater, Tyrion is speaking to convince the people to fight even though their King is not present....   [tags: Rhetoric, Appeal, A Great Way to Care, Trial]

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George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones, The Transformation

- The Transformation Game of Thrones is a book series written by George R.R. Martin, HBO has turned the books into one of the most widely followed television series on cable today. The book is set in a fantasy world that somewhat resembles what we know as the medieval era. The story follows around a vast cast of characters as they all fight to gain the “Iron Throne” in order to rule over the land. This paper will follow Daenerys Targaryen’s story during season one as she tries to get back her family’s throne....   [tags: literary analysis]

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Analysis Of George R. Martin 's Epic Fantasy Saga Game Of Thrones

- George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy saga Game of Thrones transcends the traditional boundaries of the fantasy genre, representing the harsh reality of class exploitation in feudalism and its dichotomous social structure: high birth (nobility) and low birth (peasant). Throughout the series, the interpersonal strife of the noble houses dictates the lives of the peasants. Family is the principle institution through which power is acquired, sustained, and imposed on others. The conflict and subterfuge that occurs in the interest of political gain between houses in this feudalistic society sows the seeds of its own destruction; as a result of war, thousands die in battle, countless villages are pi...   [tags: Feudalism, Nobility, Karl Marx, Gentry]

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`` Machiavelli Meets Magic `` : The Popular Game Of Thrones Television And Book Series Created By George R.r

- “Machiavelli meets magic” is an apt description for the popular Game of thrones television and book series created by George R.R. Martin. This historical fiction is an amalgamation of the fantasy medieval setting mixed with the political realism that we find in modern times. The complex web of birthright, social protocol and patronage parallels the modern political arena more than the simplistic good versus evil story arc we tend to read in fantasy novels. In this world where playing politics is as lethal as war, Machiavellianism is the order of the day....   [tags: Florence, Political philosophy]

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Review Of ' The Game Of Thrones '

- Game of Thrones is a fantasy piece, set during the medieval times, which takes place in a country called Westeros. Although it is set in a different time and place than where we are today, the show still has the same constructs, and built by the same fabrics that define our gender roles here in America. This show is a great example of gender roles, and what happens when people follow these rules or stray from them. Taking an in depth view of the season one opener, “Winter is Coming” helps reveal many of the social constructs not typically thought of that build our daily lives....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Man, Masculinity]

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Adapting Game of Thrones to a Boardgame

- What makes a successful adaptation from one media to another. In this case the subject will be the Game of Thrones. We will take in the basic elements of the story and see how these apply for the new medium. These five elements are character, plot, theme, settings and conflict. The medium I have chosen is to convert it to a game specifically I will look at Game of Thrones the Boardgame (now refered to as GOT) as played with three players and the card game based on the HBO series (HBO). With both these properties we will look and see if and how the five elements are used and playability of the game....   [tags: convert, players, media]

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The Television Show Game Of Thrones

- This paper will focus on the television show Game of Thrones, a fantasy drama series that centers around seven noble families fighting for the rule over a mythical land. The shows main antagonist (which I will try to complicate in my essay) is the brutal and calculating leader of one of the seven noble families. I want to read Game of Thrones as a show that, depending on the way you look at it, truly doesn’t have an explicit good or bad side. In this series, what appears to be a ruthless villain in Tywin Lannister, is, in fact, a sympathetic character if you understand his life and his motives....   [tags: Antagonist, Villain, Protagonist, Black hat]

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Game of Thrones Analysis on Disorders

- In George R.R. Martin’s acclaimed hit series A Song of Ice and Fire, many characters are plagued by problems of their own caused by the game of thrones that each major character has a part in. In the center of game is Cersei Lannister, a woman with more power than most noble men, and she isn’t afraid of abusing it as she feels necessary. Behind this power though is one of the most psychologically complex and distraught characters in the book series. Through point of view chapters and her actions as seen by other characters, this paper will identify, characterize, and diagnose many of the psychological disorders and traumas Cersei Lannister has faced ....   [tags: character, george r.r. martin]

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Television Watching Game Of Thrones

- I’m sitting in rapt attention in front of the television watching Game of Thrones. A new scene begins and I see an actress that I recognize, but, for some reason, her name has slipped my mind. As I continue to watch, the fact that I cannot seem to remember this popular face begins to bug me. I pull out my phone and search for the familiar actress using a couple of keywords. A name pops up on my screen and I recognize the offending face. Putting my phone away, I turn my gaze back to the drama before me....   [tags: Internet, Mobile phone, Computer, World Wide Web]

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The Game Of Thrones : Gender, Sexuality, Class, And Social Stratification

- Game of Thrones: Gender, Sexuality, Class, and Social Stratification It is very common for several TV shows or movies to reflect real life society, depending on what genre. Game of Thrones, a TV adaptation of George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series depicts our society very well; despite the fact that it takes place in a fantasy medieval-like land, called Westeros. This show puts an emphasis on both gender and sexuality, with men being dominant in that society while women are often referred to as the inferior....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Queer theory]

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The Depth of Emely Bronte's Wuthering Heights

- ... Nelly Dean is not very trustworthy and readers may be drawn to see the unwinding of her deceitfulness. The Game of Thrones contains several promiscuous characters, as well. The Queen, Cersei, is a character who can be considered unreliable and especially untrustworthy. Cersei attempts to have as she desires at any cost. She becomes one of the most untrustworthy characters in Game of Thrones. The genres through both Wuthering Heights and Game of Thrones changes profusely. The love aspects through these novels are unbearable to become unnoticed....   [tags: Game of Thrones, comparison]

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The Game Of Thrones Is A Fantasy Series Known For It 's Violence And Use Of Nudity

- Game of Thrones is a fantasy series known for it’s violence and use of nudity. The story line in the show is complex and compelling. The viewer stays on the edge of their seats as the plot twists and turns. For the plot to succeed nudity is needed, and some sex scenes are key parts in the series. The problem in occurs due to the sheer amount of nudity. With an average of 5.6 boobs per episode it is clear that nudity plays a large part in the series.Game of Thrones deals with the social issue of oversexualization and female objectification throughout the series....   [tags: Female, Human sexuality, A Song of Ice and Fire]

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Game Of Thrones And Star Wars Breaking The Social Norm And Feminism

- Game of Thrones and Star Wars Breaking The Social Norm and Feminism If you take what we know about the feminist movements and social norms of our time, then in certain movies and films there are defined roles that people assume. In the romance, action and thriller movies and novels, the males and females always assume their expected roles. The men take the lead role, while the females take the damsel in distress role. It seems as if the men are destined to be depended on, while the women are the ones who need to be saved....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Gender role, Heteronormativity]

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Analysis Gender Equality and Gender Discrimination

- The idea of separate sexes has been around since humans began constructing civilizations and has progressively worsened over time. The world has mostly consisted of patriarchal institutions since then, and has oppressed women in the sense that they are less than men in status and civility. Because of this women are forced to take on specific [often times inferior]roles in society, many of those roles being; taking care of the homestead, child care, and maintaining a kosher dwelling while men assume the more prestigious occupations....   [tags: separate sexes, game of thrones, discrimination]

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Power in Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin and Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

- ... Another book that holds many good examples of the relation of social class and power is A Doll’s House. This book is about a wealthy man, Torvald, who is the head of a bank. He is a very powerful man due to his profession and is friends with many wealthy people so he obviously has a high social status. This is proved when Nora ruins him. She borrows money to save him which makes him furious. He is mad that it will wreck him socially which will cause him to be very low in society. Everything that he has worked for will be ruined and it will make his job a lot harder....   [tags: social status, okonkwo]

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Uber Of The Ride Sharing Industry

- Call an Uber for cute kittens to play with; call a Lamborghini Uber for a free ride; call a Magnum Uber for ice-cream delivery. Uber Technologies, INC., the pioneer of the ride sharing industry founded in 2009, successfully attracted people’s attention and caused fervent social responses by its innovative public campaigns. During this time of global economic growth and business competition, Uber’s brand advertisements not only provided users with cheap and convenient service, but also with creative events to put more excitement into daily life....   [tags: Audience, Audience theory, Drama]

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Summary on Helen Caster´s Elizabeth I: Exception to the Rule

- This is a summary of the Article "Elizabeth I: Exception to the Rule" by Helen Castor in History Today. In the article, Castor analyzes the history of queens and queenship itself in medieval England. In this day and age it is very common to see a woman obtaining complete power, whether it be something as simple as choosing what she wears, to it being something as complex as making the final decisions in a successful corporation, which she happens to own. Woman as a whole have made tremendous leaps towards equality over the centuries and will continue to do so....   [tags: monarch, equality, decisions, queen, power]

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Similarities in Main Characters of Shakespeare´s Richard the Third and Macbeth

- William Shakespeare’s Richard III and Macbeth, one a historical play, and the other a tragedy respectfully, are two of Shakespeare’s plays that embody several similarities. The most evident similarities in the two plays are the number of shared characteristics between the two main characters for which the plays are named, Richard of Gloucester (Richard III), and Macbeth. Both men are soldiers, attain the throne through a series of murders, and are eventually slain by their nemesis in a battle at the end of the play that restores power to that of a strong, humble, and virtuous leader, as opposed to a tyrannical one (Manning-Smith 1003)....   [tags: Soldiers, Leadership, Death]

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Famous Monarchs in Eurpean History: The Tudors

- Between the years of 1485 and 1600, England was ruled over by a new dynasty—the Tudors. The Tudors were some of the most famous monarchs in European history. There were six Tudor monarchs. The first Tudor monarch of England was Henry VII. The next monarch was Henry VIII, his son Edward VI, Jane Grey, and Henry VIII’s two daughters, Mary I and Elizabeth I. Henry VIII and his daughter Elizabeth I are the best-known monarchs; however, all the monarchs experienced both success and failure during their reign....   [tags: England, dynasty, monarchs]

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England and the Austrian Habsburg Empire from the late 16th century through the late 18th century

- England and the Austrian, Habsburg Empire were both influenced by many of the same pressures during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Each nation witnessed segments of their society demand religious freedom, and each struggled with the issue of Monarchial government and who possessed the right to the throne. These were the pressures faced by both nations and, though there were similarities between the issues, each nation took a very different approach to solving their problems. England would emerge from the 18th century capable of leading its citizens through a form of representative government; the Austrian, Habsburg Empire would find itself marginalized and absorbed by surrounding nations...   [tags: Political Evolution, Religious Freedom]

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William Shakespeare 's Macbeth, The Weird Sisters And Lady Macbeth

- Macbeth, “A matchless soldier, kinsman to the king, wins the king’s battles and the king’s praise” however, “prompted by inner ambitions and external urgings”, he takes rash decisions conclusively ending in his atrophy of his title, power, and position (Bernad 49). Several factors contribute to the downfall of Macbeth, which produce a contagion effect; and ultimately end with his death. The weird sisters disclose his prophecies which enlighten him about Duncan’s throne; Lady Macbeth abets Macbeth to realize his deep desires and come to the conclusion to murder Duncan; and Macbeth, the most significant contributor, makes his deep desires come to reality....   [tags: Macbeth, Three Witches, Macbeth of Scotland]

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William Shakespeare 's Macbeth, The Weird Sisters And Lady Macbeth

- Deadly Ambition Macbeth, “A matchless soldier, kinsman to the king, wins the king’s battles and the king’s praise” however, “prompted by inner ambitions and external urgings”, he takes rash decisions conclusively ending in his atrophy of his title, power, and position (Bernad 49). Several factors contribute to the downfall of Macbeth, which produce a contagion effect; and ultimately end with his demise. The weird sisters disclose his prophecies which enlighten him about Duncan’s throne; Lady Macbeth abets Macbeth to realize his deep desires and come to the conclusion to murder Duncan; and Macbeth, the most significant contributor, makes his deep desires come to reality....   [tags: Macbeth, Three Witches, Macbeth of Scotland]

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Macbeth: A Tragic Hero

- Tragic heroes, who destined for a serious downfall, are the protagonist of a dramatic tragedy. A tragic hero is usually a great hero, who gets the most respect from other people; on the other hand, a tragic hero can also lose everything he gained because of his mistakes. His downfall is the result of a wrong judgment, a flaw which might combined with fated and external forces. The downfall can cause the tragic hero to suffer for the rest of his life. In many literary works, the downfall of the tragic heroes usually happen in their highest point....   [tags: Macbeth Essays]

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The Power Is A Ruler Of Absolute Power

- In the early modern period, the political system put in Europe was “absolute power” (Lecturer Morris). According to the OED, “absolute power is a monarch invested in absolute”. In this period, it was believed that it was necessary that only one person designated by God could hold absolute power. Usually this prophecy would be passed down in the royal family, from father to son (Carrol 246). Occasionally, if viewed as worthy of the opportunity, a person, usually a warrior who has served well in war, could rise to the occasion, and can be named king (Lecturer Morris)....   [tags: Macbeth, William Shakespeare, First Folio]

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The Tragedy Of Macbeth By William Shakespeare

- In the historical Shakespearean pieces, his characters often face numerous moral conflicts throughout the writings. As a person, one has the ability to choose his or her 's actions and generally face several internal conflicts whether it be debating how it affects oneself, or how it affects the people around him or her. Unlike the villains of Shakespeare 's plays, Macbeth can never fully face his actions. When first introduced to Macbeth in the battle the impression is that he is a brave and a capable warrior; however, when it comes to the scene when Macbeth interacts with the three witches it can be interpreted that he is burdened with self-doubt but is also driven by courage and ambition....   [tags: Macbeth, Morality, Murder, Macbeth of Scotland]

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The Life and Death of Cleopatra

- The Life and Death of Cleopatra Everyone wonders how Cleopatra gained control of Egypt and what she did while she reigned. Cleopatra ruled during the Ptolemaic Dynasty (BBC). The Ptolemaic rule ended with the death of this impressive woman. In Cleopatra’s lifetime she inherited the throne of Egypt; fell in love with two influential Romans, just to kill herself to escape punishment by Octavian. Cleopatra’s father, King Auteles’, also known as Ptolemy XII or “The Piper” because he could play the flute....   [tags: Egyptology, ancient history]

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Cleopatra: A Powerful and Wise Woman

- Introduction: Cleopatra VII Philopator was one of the most influential queens of Egypt. She was born around 69 B.C. in Alexandria, Egypt and died 39 years later, around 30 B.C. Cleo was the third daughter of Ptolemy XII, also known as Auletes, "the Piper" (Nardo 12). In order to become a successful queen, she persevered and grew from her father's mistakes. Cleopatra "learned her political lessons by watching the humiliating efforts of her father to maintain himself on the throne of Egypt by buying the support of powerful romans" ("Cleopatra")....   [tags: ancient civilizations, notorious women rulers]

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The Elizabethan Era and Gender Role

- Elizabethan Royalty (The Struggles of the Crown) The Elizabethan Era was from 1533 (the birth of Queen Elizabeth 1) till 1603 (death). Queen Elizabeth was the one who was responsibly for what happened to the country during this era. Being part of the Elizabethan Royalty was a tough and challenging task, the Elizabethan Royalty played an important role with religious conflicts for power between neighboring countries, having the constant pressure to produce a successor, and had to endure sexual discrimination against the Queen for being a woman on the throne of England without a male counterpart....   [tags: Monarchy, England, Tudors]

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The Glorious Revolution

- The Glorious Revolution Some say the glorious revolution was one of the greatest landmarks in the history of England. The glorious revolution is a very important event in history for multiple reasons. It wasn’t exactly a peaceful occasion but it was one in which no war of fight occurred. This was a pleasant change for England at the time because they had been experiencing plenty of fights over the throne and for once it was a relatively smooth transaction. After Charles the second died his brother, James the second gained the throne in 1685....   [tags: Great Britain]

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Macbeth, by William Shakespeare

- William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is the play which tells the story of a soldier and the disastrous path which he took in pursuit of the throne. Macbeth was a victim of forces beyond his control; they are the witches and Lady Macbeth. The witches create a stimulus for Macbeth to become destructive in his pursuit for the throne. However Macbeth was only persuaded and ready to kill after being influenced by Lady Macbeth. Therefore we can assume that it was Lady Macbeth that transformed Macbeth into a megalomaniac....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Fate]

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The 's Madonna And Child Enthroned I See An Older Renaissance Painting Of A Woman And Her Child

- In Giotto’s Madonna and Child Enthroned I see an older renaissance painting of a woman and her child. The child is sitting on the lap of his mother who is sitting on a large burgundy throne in the middle of the painting. The woman is dressed in a navy cloak while her child is clothed in a pink robe. Above the child’s head there is a yellow circle. This circle is a renaissance symbol for religious leadership or importance. Surrounding this throne are a gathering of angels. There are exactly seven angels on each side worshiping this mother and child....   [tags: Renaissance, Florence, Italy, Late Middle Ages]

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The Lives and Wives of King Henry VIII

- King Henry VIII is considerable the most controversial monarch Great Britain has ever had. He is commonly known for his ill-advised decisions, six wives, and splitting Great Britain from the Catholic Church to create the Church of England. King Henry VIII of England’s determination to guarantee his family line’s continuation in the throne caused many problems, such as religious tensions, economic hardships, and political adversaries that continued one long after his death. King Henry VIII was born on June 28, 1491 in Greenwich, England....   [tags: Monarch, Great Britain, History]

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Impairment of Judgement in Macbet by William Shakespeare

- Macbeth’s judgment is not only impaired by the three witches’ prophecies but also his wife’s corrupt ambition. As time progressed before Duncan’s murder, the idea of senselessly killing his own king lingers in Macbeth’s mind. The only logical avenue in his mind is to wait for the prophecies to come true instead of rushing them unnaturally; Lady Macbeth slaughters this idea of patience. She questions Macbeth’s manhood, and makes him think that the only way to successfully gain dominance is to murder his royal leader, Duncan....   [tags: prophecy, revenge, murder]

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The Tragedy Of Macbeth By William Shakespeare

- In the story “The tragedy of Macbeth”, Shakespeare uses darkness as a symbol to explain how dark desires will be told, tragedies will only occur at midnight, and death will come upon a soul. The author expresses his examples of darkness mostly through Lady Macbeth and Macbeth. Darkness is a symbol of hate and repulsion. All of the tragedies throughout the play occur at the darkest hour of the night. Darkness overcomes anybody that is vulnerable and when they think of dark thoughts they will do the worst sin, which is murder....   [tags: Macbeth, Banquo, Thought, KILL]

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Renaissance Break from the Byzantine Style

- Introduction The Italian painters Cimabue (also known as Cenni di Pepo) and Giotto di Bondone both stepped away from Medieval and Byzantine style and moved forward into a human focused, Proto-Renaissance style. Although each painter made this movement toward the Renaissance style, each did it in their own style and way. Cimabue pursued a new naturalism which was a close observation of the natural world; this aspect of his style challenged many major conventions of late medieval art. Giotto also pursued a naturalistic approach of representation that was based on observation....   [tags: Art Analysis]

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Tudor Succession Problems

- Tudor Succession Problems The Tudor period is unique in that it is marked by succession difficulties in every generation. The Tudor dynasty was plagued by poor health, short-lives and a shortage of male claimants to the throne. For three successive monarchs the throne passed not from ruler to child, but from sibling to sibling and three consecutive monarchs died childless. Henry VIII's search for a suitable male heir to his throne had far reaching ramifications. This period is distinctive in that it would start the precedent of determining the succession by statute in consultation with Parliament....   [tags: English History Monarchs England Essays]

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Richard III: A Ruthless King

- Richard III is known to this day as a ruthless king, remaining infamous for his alleged murders and nefarious acts. There are many rumors surrounding his rule, telling stories of his horrid temperament and appearance, and how he unscrupulously killed anyone who might oppose his reign. But modern historians are taking another look at his history, and some say he was not as bad as the stories claimed. Despite Richard III’s notoriety and bloody rise to power, he served as a successful king of England because of his skill in battle, unyielding determination, and political prowess....   [tags: edward IV, feudal kings]

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The Tower of London

- The Tower of London arose as a result of the fight concerning who would succeed King Edward the Confessor as the next King of England. King Edward had initially promised William I, the Duke of Normandy, that he would have the throne upon King Edward's death. However, upon his deathbed, he was persuaded to relinquish the throne to his brother-in-law Harold, Earl of Wessex, who was English. This enraged Duke William, who led his army into England from France to obtain what he considered was his rightful throne....   [tags: Crown Jewels, English History]

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Empress Wu: Evil Usurper?

- ... She understood how to manipulate those that were dissatisfied in the palace to her advantage. Wu was not content with being one of the emperor’s consorts and her hunger for power drew her to extreme measures. As Wu’s status with the emperor rose, she decided that in order to remove Wang from the role of empress, she must ‘contrive a suitable excuse’ for the emperor to demote his principal consort. An opportunity arose when Wu gave birth to a daughter whom Empress Wang often played with, as she had no children of her own....   [tags: China's first woman ruler 7th century]

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Mary, Queen of Scots

- In 1542, the Scottish throne went to Mary, Queen of Scots, a controversial monarch who would also become France's queen consort and claim the English crown. Synopsis The death of her father, which occurred just days after her birth, put Mary, Queen of Scots, on the throne in 1542. She briefly became queen consort in France before returning to Scotland. Forced to abdicate by Scottish nobles in 1567, Mary sought the protection of England's Queen Elizabeth I, who instead had her arrested. Mary spent the remainder of her life in captivity until her 1587 execution....   [tags: english crown, monarch]

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Shakespeare's Henry IV

- Activity for Assessment Three   William Shakespeare was born in April 1564. His father had many trades, including a landowner and money maker. Shakespeare is thought to have attended the Stratford Grammer School where he learned his education. Shakespeare married in 1582, and had a daughter in 1583. He then had twins in 1585. Records then indicate that he was a actor and playwriter in 1592, and became one of the best play writers. He became a leading shareholder and principal playwriter which helped him stay afloat during the rough times of the Black Plague....   [tags: literary, historic and character analysis]

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Creon And Oedipus The King

- In Antigone, we have Antigone who is a very determined yet disobedient girl. She goes against the King Creon’s rules to bury her brother and when confronted and punished decides to kill herself. Her death led to main tragedy as her husband and mother in law both commit suicide hence leaving the King in distress and pain. Even though the story line in Antigone is very different from that of Oedipus the King, the two plays do mirror each other in a vast number of aspects. The kings, Creon and Oedipus’ desire to do right despite being warned ultimately led both of them to their doom....   [tags: Oedipus, Sophocles, Jocasta, Creon]

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Mary Stuart Was a Good Queen in Scotland: How about England?

- ... Mary did spend a majority of her time and effort looking for a husband but at the same time Mary was smart enough to use her constant traveling from place to place for different things. She knows that her traveling all around Scotland will take time away from doing other things so she decides to multi-task, Mary uses her trips to meet and greet many of the Scottish people and increase the relationship she has with the Scottish population (Itinerary). Her education allowed her to make intelligent decisions which made her a good queen on paper but not in real life even though she had many events to help the bond between the people and her....   [tags: notorious monarchs]

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The Advertisement Of The Katy Perry Perfume ' Killer Queen

- Advertising draws both from non-linguistic elements and linguistic cues designed to communicate a desired message to a targeted audience. Communication transpires through decoding and encoding levels of messages from the sender to the receiver via a particular medium. The overall connotative meaning of the message perceived, potentially impacts from one’s cultural perspective. This essay examines the advertisement of the Katy Perry perfume ‘Killer Queen’ in terms of a semiotic analysis. The advert itself is a conglomeration of symbolic signs, indexical signs, connotations, denotations, paradigmatic and syntagmatic relations combined....   [tags: Semiotics, Ferdinand de Saussure, Structuralism]

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`` Bloody Mary `` : The First Queen Of England

- or “Bloody Mary” was the first queen of England to gain the throne. During her life she faced a lot of obstacles that came about from her family, her faith, and her position in the royal line up. Mary did not gain the throne because she was the next heir. She had fought her way to the throne ever since she was a young adult. Mary’s nickname “Bloody Mary” has tarnished her reputation for many centuries. Many would argue that she did not deserve such repugnance because of the decisions she had to make during her reign....   [tags: Henry VIII of England, Anne Boleyn]

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The Natural Right Of Freedom By Sophocles ' Antigone

- The natural right to freedom, though defended in society today, has not always been guaranteed (single word adverb). Racial inequality in America divided the people to the point of a civil war. Long after, men opposed those who sought suffrage for all genders and races. In both instances, individuals were not ensured the freedom to choose their leaders or to express their opinions without fear of punishment. This fear is not present in Antigone’s actions, depicted in Sophocles’ play Antigone, as she defies her uncle Creon’s rule over Thebes so she can give her fallen brother Polyneices a proper burial....   [tags: Oedipus, Sophocles, Creon, Oedipus at Colonus]

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Description of Great Characters from Great Plays

- William Shakespeare is considered one of the greatest play writers of all time. He had extraordinary talent and is widely known for his plays. The ironic part though, was the fact that Shakespeare only went to grammar school, he didn’t have any further education and never went to a private school. Yet, with great plays, there are always great characters within these plays. First off, in Macbeth, a play about an ambitious man named Macbeth who is told by a witch that he will be king someday, so he kills the current king, Duncan, and takes the throne, however he gets paranoid that his throne will be taken away from him so he starts having other people killed and he himself gets killed in the e...   [tags: macbeth, shakespeare, the tempest]

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Macbeth, The Valiant Hero Or The Murderer?

- Macbeth, the valiant hero or the murderer. Macbeth is written by William Shakespeare and is set in Scotland.When the play begins we are introduced to three witches.The three ladies quickly appear and disappear before readers can fully know who they are and why Shakespeare introduces them. However, the scene swiftly switches from the witches to a bloody battlefield. Scotland and Ireland are in battle against each other, for a reason that is unknown to readers (Shakespeare 4-5). During this battle the Thane of Cawdor dies, and word reaches King Duncan....   [tags: Macbeth, Three Witches, Macbeth]

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The Downfall of Shakespeare’s Macbeth: Listening

- William Shakespeare’s tragic play, Macbeth, involves the downfall of Macbeth. His tragic outcome is the result of his actions and those around him. Macbeth’s downfall was created by his ambition, listening to others and taking direction from them. The influence of Lady Macbeth, the witch’s prophecies and Macbeth’s ambition and actions are to blame for his tragic downfall. Lady Macbeth is an ambitious woman who easily manipulates Macbeth. She manipulates Macbeth by insulting his manhood, bravery and calling him a coward....   [tags: Shakespeare, Macbeth, advice,]

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The Last Queen of Egypt Cleopatra

- ‘The Last Queen of Egypt’ Cleopatra Cleopatra was born during a time dominated by men, but she overcame her stereotype by becoming one of Egypt’s most successful leaders. The most notable thing about Cleopatra was not that she was just a successful ruler, but rather that she was the most influential woman of her time. Cleopatra’s Father, Ptolemy XII was the seventh Pharaoh in a line of unmemorable Ptolemaic rulers. Because of her father, she was exposed to royalty at an early age. This affected her decisions, as she always put Egypt before herself....   [tags: Ancient Egypt ]

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