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The War of the Roses

- The War of the Roses The War of the Roses was the struggle from 1455 - 1485 for the throne of England between the houses of Lancaster (whose badge was a red rose) and York (whose badge was a white rose). In the mid 15th century, the weak Lancastrian king Henry VI was controlled by William de la Pole, duke of Suffolk, Edward Beaufort, duke of Somerset, and Margaret Of Anjou, Henry's queen. They were opposed by Richard, duke of York, who gained support from the popular unrest caused by the anger over the Hundred Years War and by the corruption in the court....   [tags: Papers]

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The Statue of Zeus at Olympia

- The Statue of Zeus at Olympia In the world today, there are many spectacular sculptures and artworks. The statue of Zeus at Olympia and the seated statue of Khafre are just two examples of dominant artworks. The statue of Zeus at Olympia was possibly the most famous statue in the ancient world. The Greek sculptor Phidias made it about 435 BC, and dedicated to Zeus, the king of gods. The seated statue of Khafre from the fourth dynasty of the Old Kingdom (2520- 492 BC) was created by an unknown artist....   [tags: Art, Sculpture, Greek, Informative]

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The Story of Ann Nzingha

- The Story of Ann Nzingha The story of Ann Nzingha begins about 1582, the year she entered the world. She was born into a family of royalty. Nzingha was the sister of reigning King of Ndongo, Ngoli Bbondi. The country of Ndongo, in later years was named Angola. Nzingha was apart of an ethnic group called the Jegas. In later years, Ann Nzingha became queen because of determination, brave leadership, deceitfulness, and her persistent work ethics. Nzingha showed great determination during her time on the throne....   [tags: Papers]

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King James

- King James I was a devoted Christian who wanted the all common people to have their hands on the holy bible. Since King James was multi-lingual in, Greek, Latin, French, Italian, Spanish and English. He became the king of Scotland in 1556 at only thirteen months old and in 1603 acceded to the throne of England. At that point he combined Scotland and England the first to call it Great Britain. It is said that he also endured racism since he was Scottish but ruling over England but as a child he received his knowledge and education from Scottish tutors which he loved do much....   [tags: Bibliography]

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The Dramatic and Poetic Impact of "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown" in "King Henry IV"

- The King is troubled by the pressures of ruling a kingdom; `uneasy lies the head that wears a crown'. Many speculate that this is because he doesn't have divine right kingship, at the time Kings believed that their power was installed in them by God. Henry being a usurper does not having this belief because of the manner in which he took the crown. This uncertainty and doubt in which the King speaks would relate to characteristics of a weak leader. `One might read the book of fate' indicating to us that if he knew what may happen then he would do things differently....   [tags: European Literature]

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Role Reversal in William Shakespeare's Hamlet

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

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MacBeth

- A.) Title: Macbeth Author: William Shakespeare Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company Inc. Date: 1968 Pages: 156 B.) Macbeth begins with three witches setting the tone of the play. The three witches throughout the play will make predictions and keep the readers continually wondering. The king of Scotland, Duncan, receives a message saying that his army has defeated a Norwegian invader. Macbeth, an army general in his army, received most of the credit for the victory....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Character of Henry V

- The Character of Henry V Henry's character is revelled in more depth in this scene. Shakespeare has given Henry the attributes of a respectable king and a skilful soldier. He has the qualities to win against the Dauphin. Henry is a devoutly religious man, 'save those to God that run before our business.' In addition he seeks approval and support of the Church before waging war. He prays sincerely, entrusting his enterprise to God's will. Henry is said to be ambitious, 'I will rise there with so full a glory that I will dazzle the eyes of France.' Here he says he will win the war against the Dauphin and he is shown to be very confident when he says this....   [tags: Papers]

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Henry VII

- Henry VII In 1485 Henry Tudor became Henry VII he seized the throne by force at the battle of Bosworth with great help from his mother lady Margaret Beaufort. He was already promised to Elisabeth of York. However, didn't marry her until after he became king because he didn't want the people to think that he was on the throne because of her. He wanted them to think that he was on the throne because of his power and great leader skills. Within a year they had a baby son and an heir to the throne and they went on to have many other children both boys and girls....   [tags: Papers]

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Morality in Richard III by William Shakespeare

- Morality in Richard III by William Shakespeare In Richard III, Shakespeare invites us on moral holiday. The early part of the play draws its readers to identify with Richard and thereby to participate in a fantasy of total control of self and domination of others. We begin to be pulled into the fantasy in the play's opening speech, where Richard presents himself as an enterprising, self made villain and offers an elaborate justification for this self he renovation....   [tags: Papers]

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Beowulf: A True Pagan Warrior

- In the epic poem Beowulf, the main character Beowulf demonstrates that he is a warrior who places heroism and bravery over his own well-being and life. These actions exemplify the pagan warrior mentality. God has granted him the greatest strength, allowing him to defeat all of his enemies. However, Beowulf also possesses a sense of morality. He will not harm any of his companions, even while intoxicated. His good deeds, and successful battles make him well-liked and respected. As a reward for his bravery and courage, Hygelac gives to Beowulf a mighty sword, adorned in gold, which surpasses any other swords of the Geats....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essays]

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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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War of the Roses

- War of the Roses The War of the roses was a group of civil that were fought in medieval Britain between 1455 and 1487. It was, essentially a battle for the throne that two groups of people felt they were entitled to. They were the House of Lancaster and the House of York. The King at the start of the war was Henry VI, who was a Lancastrian. His rival was the Duke of York, who was of course, a Yorkist. York was very unhappy about the fact that Henry wouldn't allow him on his council, a group of lading noblemen that advised the King....   [tags: Papers]

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Richard in William Shakespeare's Play

- Richard in William Shakespeare's Play In Richard's opening speech, Shakespeare tells us some things that you need to know about Richard, but not all. The opening speech gives a hint as to what is going to happen, as what Richard says in his opening speech is seen later on in the play. However, there are some things we don't find out until later in the play. In Richard's opening speech we learn that he has laid 'plots', and 'inductions dangerous'. We later learn that the 'plots' are to kill Clarence, and to seize the crown....   [tags: Papers]

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The Battle Of Hastings

- Why did William, Duke of Normandy, Win the Battle of Hastings. In 1066 AD the King of England died without an heir. Three lords of different countries then tried to secure the English throne for themselves. The first to do so was Harold Godwineson. Harold was geographically the closest and therefore first to take the throne. Harald Hardrada king of Norway then invaded England with the intent of claiming the throne, but was repelled by Harold Godwineson's Anglo-Saxon soldiors. Next William, Duke of Normandy invaded England and defeated Harold Godwineson at the Battle of Hastings....   [tags: English History]

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Biography of Elizabeth the First

- Biography of Elizabeth the First Elizabeth Tudor was born on September 7, 1533 in Greenwich, England. Her parents were Henry the 8 of England and Anne Boleyn. She also had a half-sister who was older named Mary. When born Elizabeth became the next heir to the throne for England. Mary was not considered to be the next heir because Henry the 8 annulled his last wife, Catharine of Aragon, which makes her unable to become heir. She was then baptized on September 10, by an Archbishop named Thomas Cranmer....   [tags: catholic church, prince edward]

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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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Macbeth by William Shakespeare

- Macbeth by William Shakespeare is a wicked display of one man's weaknesses and the forces that possess him. Macbeth was gullible and single-minded. He was obsessed with the throne, which became his ultimate goal. The witches were misleading with their ambiguous predictions because they wanted to disrupt the order of the hierarchy. The witches and the powers that they represented roused Macbeth to the kingship and eventually to his death. Macbeth, just like anybody else, had some weaknesses. He was a gullible and a very single-minded person....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Oedipus' Pridefull Fall

- Hubris shows up many times in history. Various figures show excessive pride and arrogance at time when it was very inappropriate, sometimes for personal gain and satisfaction. Too much pride may damage one’s reputation In Sophocles’ play, Oedipus Rex, Oedipus displays pride, which causes his ultimate downfall at the end of the story. He kills an old man and his followers on the highway, is very proud when he accepts the throne of Thebes, and continues to search for the murderer of his father. First, Oedipus kills an old man and his followers on the highway....   [tags: Greek Literature]

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Light and Darkness in Macbeth

- Light and Darkness in Macbeth William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" is an ominous tale that illustrates the danger in violating the Great Chain of Being, the hierarchy of things in God's ordered universe. The Chain ranked all of creation and human society as well. It ranked kings above nobles and nobles above the poor. When Macbeth murdered King Duncan and assumed the throne, the Chain was violated... chaos resulted. The atmosphere of the play symbolized this resulting turmoil. Specifically, light and shadow were used to exemplify the unnatural chaos and ominous tone of the work....   [tags: Macbeth essays]

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Murder in Shakespeare's Macbeth

- Macbeth is a true Shakespearian tragedy, in which mast murders take place, in order for one man and women to take the throne and become king and queen. It starts with Duncan’s murder, which is done because Macbeth did not want to see Duncan’s son next in line for the throne and the only way to prevent that was by eliminating Duncan. The nest murder was that of Banquo. Banquo is a friend of Macbeth and his murder is un-predictable. Macbeth may have feared that if he did not kill Banquo, Banquo would kill him in order to gain a position power seeing that the witch’s just informed both Macbeth and Banquo that Macbeth will be the next King of Scotland and Banquo will never have the chance to ho...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Sun Imagery in Shakespeare's Richard III

- Sun Imagery in Shakespeare's Richard III      Shakespeare's Richard III is a play pervasive in figurative language, one of the most notable being the symbolic image of the sun and the shadow it casts. In an examination of a short passage from the text, it will be argued that Richard is compared to a shadow in relation to the sun, which has traditionally been held as a symbol of the king. The passage is significant not only because it speaks volumes about the plots of Richard, but also because it is relevant in understanding the overall plot of the play, which in the first few acts is almost indistinguishable from the plot of the scheming Duke of Gloucester....   [tags: Richard II Richard III Essays]

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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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tragoed Comparing Tragedy in Hamlet and Oedipus the King (Oedipus Rex)

- Tragedy in Hamlet and Oedipus the King Tragedy comes in many forms, for example earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes are all types of tragedies. On the other hand, when talking about tragedy in literature, it has a whole different meaning. Tragedy in literature is on a smaller scale than things like earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes. In literature tragedy is usually about one person and the horrible things that happen to them during their life in a story or play. Oedipus is the main character in the play Oedipus the King....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Personal Narrative- Television Remote

- Personal Narrative- Television Remote Those who are recognized as having authority earn power because of strong leadership skills and the drive to make the world a better place. When people use power to do good deeds they gain respect. A typical leader also holds something in his or her hands, like a staff, that yields power. It is amazing to see people follow an individual who is holding on to something. If they could possess that object then they too could have power. I agree that one must hold something to attain power, but it isn’t a staff that is needed....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Medea and Jason and the Golden Fleece

- Medea and Jason and the Golden Fleece “Medea and “Jason and the Golden Fleece” are two well known Greek stories. In both these stories the Olympian gods in the stories play important roles that affect the lives of both Jason and Medea. The behaviors of these two character also have a great contrast between them. In the story of “Jason and the Golden Fleece”, Jason is the son of Aeson who is the legitimate king of Iolcus, in Thessaly. Aeson’s half brother Pelias steals the throne away from Aeson making himself the new king of Iolcus....   [tags: Greek Stories Greece Olympian Gods Essays]

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Richard III's Usurpation and His Downfall

- Richard III's Usurpation and His Downfall Richards rule was always unstable due to his unlawful usurpation to the throne and his part as far as the public was concerned in the death of the two princes. As a result right from the start he didn't have the trust or support from his country. As soon as he became King people were already plotting against him. After he was crowned he travelled the country trying to raise support by refusing the generous gifts offered to him by various cities....   [tags: Papers]

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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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Religion and the Northern Rebellion of 1568

- Religion and the Northern Rebellion of 1568 At the time of the Northern Rebellion in 1568, the North of England was greatly aggrieved. When Elizabeth had ascended to the throne she appointed loyal men to her throne, usually Protestants like William Cecil at the expense of the Northern Earls. This subtraction of power of course angered the Northern Earls, but was the Northern Rebellion just down to this. Religion played a huge part in the daily lives of most people in the 16th century and with the majority of the North retaining Catholicism whilst Elizabeth slowly introduced Protestantism, surely this would cause further conflict....   [tags: Papers]

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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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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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Historia Augusta

- The chosen gobbet is an extract from Historia Augusta or 'The Augustan history' and is a collection of the biographies of the roman Emperors during the period from 117 to 284. It was originally thought that the collection was written by a collection of several different writers which were known as the Scriptores Historia Augustae consisting of "Aelius Spartianus", "Iulius Capitolinus", "Vulcacius Gallicanus", "Aelius Lampridius", "Trebellius Pollio", and "Flavius Vopiscus" There is and was much debate as to who, when, why and legitimacy of the Historia Augusta....   [tags: Roman History]

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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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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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Ambition Determines the Fate of Characters in Shakespeare's MacBeth

- Ambition Determines the Fate of Characters in Shakespeare's MacBeth What a person craves for herself often determines her fate. The ambition of three characters in the play MacBeth was a key factor in the outcome of their fate, MacBeth's ambition for the throne of Scotland, Lady Macbeth's ambition for her husband to have power, and Banquo's lack of ambition for himself. These intentions all determined the fate of these characters, as well as the outcome of the play. Being named Thane of Cawdor after absorbing the three witches prophesies prompted MacBeth's sole ambition to have the throne of Scotland for himself....   [tags: Macbeth essays]

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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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Newspaper Report On The Conviction Of Macbeth

- Topic: If macbeth was still alive show a newspaper article showing the trial that would take place concerning his conviction of murder (INSERT TOWN HERE) - After a long and arduous trial, MacBeth was found guilty by the Brisbane Court House yesterday. The former King of Scotland pleaded not guilty in the (INSERT TOWN HERE) sittings of District Court to murder and premeditated murder. It was revealed by the defence, that MacBeth was a former battle hardened soldier, who was given the title ?Thane of Cawdor....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Reasons Why Henry VII Won the 1485 War

- The Reasons Why Henry VII Won the 1485 War Henry had a very weak inheritance claim to the throne, and when he was born in 1457, he was never thought to become King as he was born into a family containing past illegitimate relations. His mother, Margaret Beaufort was only 14 years of age when Henry was born and his father, Edmund Tudor, had died three months earlier. Henry's guardian was appointed to Jasper Tudor, Earl of Pembroke. Henry was only ever thought to live his life as the Earl of Richmond as Henry VI and his son were still alive when he was born and therefore had a much greater claim to the throne than Henry....   [tags: Papers]

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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 Siege Of Derry

- The Siege Of Derry There where many reasons why the siege begun but it all begun back in 1685 when Charles II died and he had no children so his successor was his brother James, but James was a catholic but the country he was to rule over was protestant. The protestants prepared to accept him as king if he promised to govern according to the laws of England and to accept the advise of the parliament. They were also reassured by the fact that James' heir was his daughter from his first marriage, Mary, who was a protestant and was married to Prince William of Orange....   [tags: Papers]

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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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Good Queen Bess

- Good Queen Bess When Anne Boleyn gave birth to King Henry the eighths first born daughter, it changed the world’s history as we know it. His daughter, Elizabeth the 1st would have a huge impact on the culture, life and the way women are thought of in British history. On Sept. 7th 1533, Elizabeth, the daughter of King Henry was born. The King of England wasn’t as thrilled since she wasn’t a boy, who would mean an heir to the throne, but it was still okay. Due to the fact that after 2 more births that resulted in death, Anne Boleyn was beheaded in 1936 when Elizabeth was only 3 years old....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Life of Queen Elizabeth I

- The Life of Queen Elizabeth I Queen Elizabeth was born in Greenwich Palace on September 7, 1533. She died on March 24, 1603, of natural causes. Her father was Henry VII. His second wife, Anne Boleyn was Elizabeth's mother. King Henry wanted a son, but received a daughter, instead, from his second wife. Before Elizabeth's third birthday, Henry had her mother beheaded on charges of adultery and treason. Elizabeth was brought up in a separate household at Hatfield (not known). King Henry's third wife gave birth to a son....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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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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The Disposition of the King

- Jason, as shown in The Golden Fleece, has been etched into the Western Canon of literature as the invincible hero, the mortal who rose against the odds. Jason is depicted as the unstoppable warrior that could overcome any adversity, the pinnacle of Greek heroes and the ultimate champion. However, near the conclusion of the epic of Jason commits one final act of horrible treachery by becoming engaged to marry the daughter of the King of Corinth, while he was married to Medea. This act begs the question of what drove Jason to commit such a crime, psychologically speaking....   [tags: The Golden Fleece, Character Analysis]

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Queen Elizabeth

- The last queen of the Tudor dynasty, Queen Elizabeth I proved to be on of the most celebrated, and controversial leaders in English history. Raised in a neglectful home, and shadowed by her mother's reputation, Elizabeth did not have the royal treatment that her siblings received. From her birth, she was a disappointment, as a child she was intelligent, yet unnoticed, and the road to her 1558-1603 reign was troubled. Elizabeth was born on September 7, 1533. To the disappointment of King Henry VII, her father, she was a presumptive heir to the throne....   [tags: biographies bio biography]

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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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Lady Macbeth by William Shakespeare

- Betrayal can be caused by trivial matters or simply because of someone feeling inferior to someone else. In betraying someone, a person may abandon his or her values which they thought could never falter. A play that involves acts of betrayal is Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The role of betrayal in the story becomes a repeated event, but portrays itself in multiple ways. Through his use of soliloquies, Shakespeare portrays that through influence, one can betray values, others, and themselves. Macbeth’s soliloquy in Act One Scene Seven marks a pivotal part in Act 1 because he struggles to uphold his values and develops awareness that the only reasoning to kill Duncan sprouts from his simple aspirati...   [tags: betrayal, duncan, soliloquies]

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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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Hamlet and Macbeth and the new King of England

- Hamlet and Macbeth and the new King of England The Kings in both Hamlet and Macbeth represents good and the men that want to destroy the monarchy, are evil. Hamlet’s father, King Hamlet, and Duncan, King of Scotland in Macbeth, are both killed, but avenged for the good of country. King Hamlet was a good, brave ruler, yet Claudius is a shrewd politician and manipulator, only interested in the throne. Just like Hamlet, we are somewhat uncertain as to whether or not Claudius has killed the King. The character Macbeth’s only greedy concern is in the throne as well, and we know for sure that he definitely kills the King for his own covetous interests....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Greed and Malevolence in Macbeth

- The Power of Greed and Malevolence in Macbeth William Shakespeare's Macbeth is not necessarily a play of fate, but rather a tragedy that occurred as a result of uncontrollable greed and malevolence by Macbeth and his wife. The weird sisters only make suggestions about Macbeth's road to kingship; they do not cast spells to make true all their predictions. These interpretations lead Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to kill Duncan and secure the title Thane of Clawdor. While in kingship Macbeth elects to kill Banquo and his son, Fleance, for Macbeth was fearful about losing his throne to Fleance....   [tags: Macbeth essays]

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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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Richard III a Tyrant as King

- Richard III a Tyrant as King Throughout history, this very title has been disputed and the outcome has remained debatable to this very day. Richard, Duke of York had remained loyal to his brother, Edward IV throughout his years of reign, and had been well rewarded for his support, he became the Duke of Gloucester. In marrying Anne Neville, daughter of Earl of Warwick, he had inherited mass amounts of Neville land in the north of England after both the Earl and Anne died. He was respected within the northern parts of England and provided land for his friends....   [tags: Papers]

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Bismarck Napoleon III and the Outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War

- Bismarck Napoleon III and the Outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War Bismarck, Napoleon III, and the Outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War The unification of Germany threw all of Europe off its axis. With the formation of this new power there were now five major powers instead of four. This would work to unsettle age-old alliances and confuse the entire European continent for more than twenty years. Not least among the nations swept of their proverbial feet was France. France was a rival with the German alliance long before it merged into one state, but the new stability of a unified Germany made it a much more powerful entity....   [tags: Papers]

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Wu Zetian Perpetual Footprint on China

- ... However, after the emperor Gaozong suffered a stroke in 660, Wu seized the real power within China. Wu’s slyness resulted in the exile of members of the royal family that were heirs to the throne and in at least in one case, to be poisoned (Li Hong). She also had made sure that her late husband Gaozong’s provision in his will that she ascend to the throne became a reality when her third son appointed her Heir Apparent. She ruled the dynasty on behalf of Gaozong and her son for about three decades....   [tags: history, red dragon]

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The Disposition of the King

- Jason, as shown in The Golden Fleece, has been etched into the Western Canon of literature as the invincible hero, the mortal who rose against the odds. Jason is depicted as the unstoppable warrior that could overcome any adversity, the pinnacle of Greek heroes and the ultimate champion. However, near the conclusion of the epic of Jason commits one final act of horrible treachery by becoming engaged to marry the daughter of the King of Corinth, while he was married to Medea. This act begs the question of what drove Jason to commit such a crime, psychologically speaking....   [tags: The Golden Fleece, CHaracter Analysis]

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The Crowing of Richard the Third and the Turning Point

- The Turning Point alex thorn The crowning of Richard III marks the turning point from his rise into power to his demise. Up until he becomes king, Richard is the underdog – albeit, a ruthless and evil one. Thus far, the entire play has been focused on Richard’s attempts to assume power and seize the throne. However, once he becomes crowned King Richard, the focus of the play shifts to Richard’s attempts to maintain power and hold the throne. Essentially, the challenge for Richard is no longer gaining power, but keeping it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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Literary Evolution from Protestantism

- The era in which Shakespeare grew up was one of great turmoil and change. During William Shakespeare's lifetime he witnessed the English Reformation, England's first and second female rulers, the beginnings of the Protestant English Church, the Invasion by the Spanish Armada, and the transfer of the English throne to a Scottish King. All of these changes associated with the Renaissance also brought a change in literature. We notice that the focus of writing has strayed from the classical Homeric Hero who is characterized as brave, god-like, handsome, and born leaders....   [tags: European Literature]

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A Virtuous Sovereign

- It is popular belief that the life of a Princess is magical, filled with “Happily Ever After”, however the life of Queen Elizabeth I was anything but magical. The story of The Virgin Queen is captivating, from scandal surrounding her birth to her reluctance to name a successor before her death. Elizabeth’s entire life was full of turmoil, conspiracy and sadness. Jane Resh Thomas described this misconception most accurately on page two of Behind the Mask: The Life of Queen Elizabeth I by stating, “If she was charmed, then her enchanter must have been an evil fairy whose charm was at least in part a curse....   [tags: British History ]

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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 Character of King Richard II in William Shakespeare's Play

- The Character of King Richard II in William Shakespeare's Play Shakespeare wrote ‘King Richard II’ in the 16th/17th Century, about 200 years after Richard was on the throne. His initial intent was to point out key factors within the Elizabethan monarchy. Queen Elizabeth was compared to King Richard because of her lack of an heir, her inclination towards heavy taxes and the indulgence of her favourites. Elizabethan critics viewed the play as being politically dangerous towards Queen Elizabeth’s monarchy....   [tags: Papers]

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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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King Henry I

- King Henry I The death of King Henry I in 1135 put Henry II on the path to the throne of England. Henry II lavish youth kept him sheltered from society only allowing him to have a couple friends. One of his life long friends soon became a burden because of differences in opinions about religion. Henry's intelligence and persistency from birth led him to be crowned King of England. The appointment of Thomas Becket to Archbishop by Henry II started the trend of conflict between the two over the separation of church and state....   [tags: essays papers]

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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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history of the church of england

- The History of the Church of England, J.R.H. Moorman, pp. 59-220 Book Report The middle ages began when William the Normans took over England. William liked to regard himself as a reformer. He would not allow the pope to interfere with what he regarded as the king’s lawful business. He regarded himself as the head of the Church in England. William appointed his close friend, Lanfranc, as the archbishop of Canterbury. They both ruled England until William’s death. William Rufus who was William the Normans’ son took over the throne....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparison Of Nicholas I And Nicholas II

- Nicholas I and Nicholas II both struggled with similar uncertainties of a possible revolution. Both came to a conclusion with a strong resemblance, and yet at the same time remained drastically different when their rule ended. While the names may suggest that Nicholas I was the father of Nicholas II, Nicholas I was actually Nicholas II’s great granduncle. The summarized history of their terms below will tell of and compare the Nicholas’ reigns of the Russian monarchy. Nicholas I (1796-1855) was born at Tsarskoe Selo, the third son of Czar Paul I....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Who Is Responsible For Duncans Death?

- We certainly know that the direct responsible for Duncan’s death is Macbeth. However this does not necessarily mean he is to blame, for his violent death is obviously the consequence of certain influences that forced Macbeth to perform his fatal deed. Furthermore, to unearth the truth about who is really the guilty for Duncan’s murder we must explore the influences the different characters have on Macbeth’s impulses and the overall scenario of the slaying. Firstly, we shall consider Lady Macbeth and Macbeth as they are the two who planned and performed the murder....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Queen Elizabeth

- Queen Elizabeth was born on September 7, in 1533 to a royal couple by the name of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. She pertained a strong personality and strong political skills in overlooking marriage proposals and intensely flirting with many available suitors. She reigned over England without a king or children (Britannia: Elizabeth 1). Her father was known for the execution of his wives. The king had announced that any daughter would be "illegitimate" to the line of succession because his upcoming sons would be highly favorable to the throne (Thomas, Heather)....   [tags: Queen Elizabeth]

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Macbeth - Ambition

- Macbeth’s long journey towards possessing the throne travels through many high hurdles. The first hurdle, which is a sign for further hurdles, is the murder of Duncan the king. The build-up to the killing of Duncan begins with the witches prophesying that Macbeth will be king. Macbeth wants to fulfil this prophecy due to his high ambitions. However, the prophecy is fulfilled only because Lady Macbeth leads her husband through the barriers. It is Macbeth’s wife who causes the death of Duncan. Lady Macbeth acts as Macbeth’s superior while the murder of Duncan occurs....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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Elizabethan Settlement

- Elizabethan Settlement After Elizabeth took the throne and became the ruling monarch of England she wanted to relieve the tension between the Protestants and the Catholics. Elizabeth decided on a compromise between the two religions, one that would have characteristics of both, this new religion was called Anglicanism. The factors that caused Elizabeth to make this decision were her personal religious preferences, the views of the Marian Bishops and the opinions given to her by the parliament. However this compromise did have consequences....   [tags: Anglican Church History]

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Women in World History

- Women in World History After reading the works of Hughes and Hughes, Ward, and Pomeroy, it seems as though all the information is congruent in the readings. The facts presented in Hughes and Hughes that also exist in the works by Pomeroy and Ward. The repetition solidifies the facts as stated by all three authors. The reoccurrence between the three pieces shows similarities. The similarities show the reader the strength of the information. Women of ancient Egypt had some of the same rights as men, they could rule as long as they showed some masculine traits to help the people understand why they were in power....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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`` 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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