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Biography of Eleanor Duchess of Aquitaine

- Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine was a whole new breed of woman. She married, lavishly loved, ruled two countries and was her own woman, all from a young age. As a queen and mother of many, both biologically and to her people, she set examples of early independence of women by standing out among a world ruled by man. Since birth, her father and grandfather were humungous influences in her everyday life. Her father was William X, Duke of Aquitaine and her grandfather was the infamous William IX, otherwise known as William the Troubadour....   [tags: william x, petronila ]

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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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Taking a Look into Ramses II

- To take a look into Ramses II life you would have to understand a small amount of who came before him and what they did to have dominance of Egypt at that time. Horemheb who was pharaoh while Ramses I accompanied him on the throne was a great soldier and he was also a very good administrator. He did his best to get rid of all the corruption that had been going on in Egypt for many years. It had destroyed and brought down most of the country in trade in respect, before he would eventually die he regained esteem and respect throughout the rest of western world at that time....   [tags: ancient Egyptian rulers]

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Goblins in the Village Of Perdonia

- THE VILLAGE OF PERDONIA. The village of Perdonia was being overrun by goblins. Women and children were screaming as goblins foraged the city stealing anything of value. The air was thick with smoke, and buildings were ablaze. Ash, and soot were floating down to the earth as peasants ran past screaming wildly. I stood in the center of town, holding my staff and keeping the goblins at bay. I stood blocking the entrance to the treasury, thousands of gold pieces within the treasury, were only one hundred feet from the goblins....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Bloody Mary : Revenge Or Defense?

- Bloody Mary: Revenge or Defense. Mary Tudor 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 Influence of the Norman Conquest: Incorporating French Into English Culture and Language

- The Influence of the Norman Conquest Incorporating French into English Culture and Language Normandy and England circa. 1066 Normandy is a coastal district in France that lies almost directly across from England. Its name was derived from the groups of Northmen who settled in the district only a century or two before the Norman Conquest. Although the Norman population would be largely Scandinavian in origin during the ninth and tenth centuries, it would shift in the century spanning 966 to 1066 to a largely French population (Baugh, 1959, p....   [tags: Linguistics]

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Queen Elizabeth

- “We wanted a boy, she is not what we wanted”. Imagine hearing these words come from a parents mouth, especially a fathers. Generally fathers are to favorite daughters more than sons, and mothers favorite sons more that daughters. However, on the afternoon of September 7th 1533, those were the words and thoughts that were heard as a princess, and future queen was born to King Henry VII and Anne Boleyn. It appears that even in the 1500's oppression against women was evident. Women throughout the years have never been equal with men....   [tags: Biography]

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Pleas of a Desperate Queen

- The Ancient Egyptians were a civilization of great creativity and expression, but also a civilization with a very strict position on tradition, and I found them absolutely fascinating. When learning about King Tutankhamen’s mysterious legacy, I was very intrigued by the pleas that Tutankhamen’s wife Ankhesenamun wrote to the king of the Hittites after her husband’s premature death. Her letters were desperate and emotional and very powerful to read and definitely gives its readers, whether they’re students or historians, a real sense of mystery and that the queen knew more than what she was willing to say....   [tags: World Civilization ]

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Queen Elizabeth and her Conflicts

- Queen Elizabeth I was one of the most famous monarchs along with being one of the most successful woman rulers in history (Rowse 243). During her reign, she is said to have kept a long and eternal peace. Wikianswers believes that the main conflict she had during her reign was, “the aspects of the catholic religion”. Yes, religious settlement of England needed to be established, but her throne was in danger of her sister in the start and the intrusion her cousin later had greatly impacted and challenged Elizabeth....   [tags: Royalty]

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The House of Tudor's Description

- The House of Tudor was a group of well-known royalty, which later grew into something bigger. The House of Tudor lasted from 1485 to 1603, starting with Henry VII and ending with James I. Their established emblem was a rose and they considered themselves as the heirs to the throne. The way the emblem came about was very simple; it represented the joining of the Lancaster and Yorkist families. The Lancasters’ rose was white, the Yorkists’ rose was red, and the Tudor rose was red and white. The joining of the roses of the two families marked the end of the English civil war, the Wars of the Roses....   [tags: henry IV, westminister, tudor rose]

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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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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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Richard the Third

- "What qualities of character did Richard III have that enabled him to ascend the throne?" Name and show these characteristics in action in the play Richard III. Also: "Richard III is a consummate villain". Show that his summation of Richard's character is true. To achieve goals, in one's life, one must be determined and must have certain characteristics that reciprocate to one's goals. In the play Richard III, Richard III's goal is to ascend the throne. There are two ways that one can claim the throne, by birthright, or by might....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Hundred Years' War

- S.S Draft 5/28/10 Despite already having captured land on French main land prior to the Hundred Years’ War, England was unsuccessful in capturing the French Throne because they were out numbered, did not establish a proper beach head, and were hurt by the heroics of Joan of Arc in Phase IV. The Hundred Years’ War was unsuccessful because England was not able to capture the French throne. From 1328-1360 was phase one of the hundred years war. It started off with a bluff from the english king Edward the 3rd....   [tags: World History]

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William Shakespeare's Henry IV

- Identify and discuss the two issues with which you feel William Shakespeare is asking his audience to wrestle with most in Henry IV, Part I. As you develop this response, comment on Shakespeare’s refusal to match any of his questions with essay answers. Comment also on the immediate relevance of these issues to those of our own day. One of the great issues of Henry IV, Part I is summed up, but hardly concluded, by Sir John Falstaff at the end of the first scene in Act V. Falstaff, fearful of the coming battle, has just asked the prince to find him on the battlefield, to which Prince Henry replies, “Why, thou owest God a death” (V.i.126)....   [tags: literary analysis]

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The Glorious Revolution

- I. Introduction A. Attention getter: The Glorious Revolution was a bloodless overthrow of the reigning king at the time, James II. B. Background information: James II was King of England from February 6, 1685 until he was removed from the throne in 1688. He was the last Catholic ruler to reign over the English kingdom. The majority of people disliked him and wanted him to give up his title of being king. C. Thesis statement: There were several causes and effects of the Glorious Revolution that led to how the British Parliament is governed today....   [tags: James II, King of England, Catholic]

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Edgar Atheling

- Unfortunately, Edgar was growing up into a time when being the heir the throne of England was something that was highly desired and disputed by many. Despite the fact the problem of there being no official heir to the throne solved, there were many differing opinions on behalf of many people as to who should actually be the next king. Differing accounts read that promises were made, family trees examined, and armies raised in order for theses people to defend and enforce what they believed to be their rightful claim to the throne....   [tags: British History]

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Lambert Simnel as a Greater Threat to the Security of Henry VII than Perkin Warbec

- Lambert Simnel as a Greater Threat to the Security of Henry VII than Perkin Warbec 'After Bosworth, Henry's most immediate and perhaps greatest problem was ensuring that he kept the crown.' from Henry VII by R. Turvey and C. Steinsberg. This was very true, as throughout Henry's reign he faced many threats because as King he wasn't established and therefore vulnerable to challenge. Also there were still Yorkists in power who wanted to claim the throne back from the usurper King and there was also strong foreign support for any potential threat towards Henry....   [tags: Papers]

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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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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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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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Shakespeare's Portrayal of Hal in Henry IV Part One

- Shakespeare's Portrayal of Hal in Henry IV Part One Shakespeare wrote 10 history plays in all, 8 of these make up a series of 2 tetralogies, or sets of 4 plays each. Placing them in chronicle order, the metrologies are: (1) Richard II, Henry IV part 1, Henry IV part 2, and Henry V, (2) Henry VI part 1, Henry VI part 2, Henry VI part 3, and Richard III. Henry I part 1 was written in 1596-1597, and was and still is one of the most popular Shakespeare plays ever written. The reason it is not so popular as other plays such as Romeo and Juliet (tragedy) and Taming of the shrew (comedy) is that it is a history play....   [tags: 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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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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More than Just a Pretty Face, and with the Heart and Stomach of a King

- In a tense political climate, it is difficult for a woman to be elected into a position of power. When she is, it is even more problematic to be seen as efficacious. In order to become a thriving ruler, it is advisable to look to females in the past that have been successful. This is why Elizabeth I should be studied by female leaders as an example of an outstanding queen during a male-dominate society. In order to understand the way she ruled England, we must first understand her as a woman. We must look at her life before she became the Queen of England....   [tags: Royal History]

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Failure and Success in William Shakespeare´s The Merchant of Venice and Richard II

- Society can be seen as an anarchic structure due to the existence of free will, but a code of social order exists and thus allows for order in society. At times though there are others who rebel against the prevailing order and this can cause for a chaotic situation to arise. Frequently though these revolts result in failure for those who instigate it, but for those who revolt with pure intentions there is the reward of success. In Shakespeare’s play The Merchant of Venice and Richard II, we can draw examples of unrest that results in both failure and success....   [tags: rebellions, authority, destruction]

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To What Extent Was the Reign (1473- 1458) of Queen Hatshepsut Paradoxical?

- Hatshepsut was born in Egypt around 1500 BC and mysteriously died 44 years later and is now preserved as a mummy in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Her reign over Egypt was a magnificent achievement for a woman of her period and was even said to have been the first great woman in recorded history (Millmore, 2011). Her inspirations and journey to the throne had a great paradoxical effect towards her goals and accomplishments. The Egyptian pharaoh was born as one of two daughters in the 18th Dynasty, also known as the New Kingdom, to royal parents King Tuthmosis I and Ahmes, her mother....   [tags: Ancient Civilizations ]

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Discrepancies and Similarities between Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth and History

- ... Macbeth announces that Duncan is going to die while he is asleep in Macbeth’s castle (II, i, 63-64). Shakespeare and history both say that Duncan dies in 1040, but historical accounts say that Duncan dies in a battle near Elgin rather than in Macbeth’s castle as Shakespeare describes (Encyclopaedia). Shakespeare tells that Macbeth’s crowning takes place in 1040 at Scone: “He is already named, and gone to Scone / To be invested” (II, iv, 31-32). Macduff tells Ross that Macbeth is already going to Scone to get the crown so that he can become king (II, iv, 31-32)....   [tags: historical analysis]

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Comparison Between Chomsky 's Film, Catherine As A Frail Young Woman

- This pushed her to seek the help of a British ambassador who would teach her the trade secrets of political work. It was through this ambassador that she would learn to buy allies and information. This was the first time the audience becomes explicitly aware of the political cunningness that Catherine is capable of wielding. She uses this time in her life to gather resources to make well-educated decisions that gain her the most amount of power in the court. This is a very different perspective that the audience is seeing compared to Chomsky’s version....   [tags: Russian Empire, Catherine II of Russia]

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Queen Elizabeth I of England: The Last Tudor to Rule

- Queen Elizabeth I of England, daughter of Henry VII and his second wife Anne Boleyn, was the last Tudor Monarch to rule. She was born on September 7, 1533 in Greenwich, England. History books describe her as determined and intelligent, and gave her many nicknames including ‘The Virgin Queen’ and ‘Good Queen Bess”. When Elizabeth was two years old her mother Anne Boleyn was executed, leaving her motherless. King Henry VII did not care for his children and so Elizabeth essentially grew up without the parental attention she needed....   [tags: British royal history]

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Creon' Exemplification of Aristotle's Tragic Hero in Antigone by Sophocles

- Throughout literary history, tragic heroes have been defined as a great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy who is destined for downfall, suffering, or defeat. However, philosophers such as Aristotle tried to find connections between tragic heroes in Greek plays. This in-depth analysis of tragic heroes lead Aristotle to create six criteria for a true tragic hero: He or she has to be a Noble figure of royalty and noble in character, has to be imperfect by design, has a flaw or error that is a choice, is punished excessively for this choice flaw, has to undergo a downfall that leads to a realization, and the story of this tragic hero has to make the audience reach a moment of catharsi...   [tags: noble, flaw, downfall]

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William Shakespeare 's Macbeth - A Midsummer Night 's Dream

- The play Macbeth was written by William Shakespeare in 1606. During this time, the reign of Queen Elizabeth I had just come to a close, and King James I of Scotland held the position of the throne. Shakespeare had written several plays for Queen Elizabeth I and most of them were light-hearted, such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream. On the other hand, Shakespeare had written more cynical works, such as Hamlet and Macbeth during the reign of King James I. The belief in witches and witchcraft though had started when Queen Elizabeth I was in power....   [tags: Macbeth, James I of England]

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The Battle of King Philip II Augustus of France

- King Philip II Augustus of France wasn’t by any means a physically strong individual, but his strengths lay in his grasp of both political and military strategy. He was almost constantly involved in wars from 1180 to 1215. He was fighting his vassals, other kings, both of them together, it didn’t matter; Philip would use political treachery and military tactics to defeat his opponents. When one looks at Philip’s life they notice almost instantly that Philip was constantly fighting someone from the day he became King, to the day he died....   [tags: Ancient History France]

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Vlad Dracula: Origin of the Vampire by Bram Stoker

- It has been nearly one hundred and seventeen years since Bram Stoker published his ground breaking novel entitled “Dracula” and only twenty-two years since the movie “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”, a film based upon the novel, was unleashed upon the world. The book and the movie were a success and influenced the creation of a genre that still is seen today in pop culture. Though many raved about the story, no one ever explored the source of this fantastical tale of blood shed. To understand where his inspiration took flight, one would have to look back five hundred and eighty-three years ago, when a notorious Romanian prince inflicted fear upon the masses....   [tags: blood lust, hunyadi, fasulo]

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Hatshepsut: Fifth Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt

- ... His wife, Queen Tetisheri would produce him the heir that would end all the chaos and reunite Egypt, King Sekenenre Tao II . Mighty was what described her ancestors in restoring Egypt as it was in its Golden Age in Dynasty XII. Her grandson, King Ahmose I reunited Upper and Lower Egypt, established the Eighteenth Dynasty, and made Thebes the capital. In addition, King Ahmose I made known the importance of female figures and their role in Egypt’s prosperity. Perhaps, Hatshepsut latched upon this information while she was lectured as a child by her tutors....   [tags: second historically confirmed female pharaoh]

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Queen Victoria and Her Influence on British Society

- In the year 1819, one of Britain’s greatest monarchs was born. Her name was Alexandrina Victoria. (Price-Groff 13) She would be remembered for the young age at which she inherited the throne, but also for the confidence expressed in learning to master the techniques of ruling justly. When Victoria became Queen, England was already a constitutional monarchy. Government policies (laws) were made by the lawmakers and Prime Minister of Parliament, who were elected by the people. Because of the Industrial Revolution, the British experienced rapid progression in technology....   [tags: Royalty]

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Overview of the Monarchs of the Tudor Dynasty

- In 817 Alfred the Great became England’s first ruler, he was the first of many to come. The many King and Queens of England are divided into different eras by families. One of the families was the Tudor family, which is a well-known English monarchy. The Tudors were a family that ruled England from 1485 to 1603 whom ranged from Henry VII to Elizabeth I these rulers were well known because of different attributes they gave England. I will be providing information about all six rulers that reigned England in this distinctive dynasty....   [tags: the tudor family, Henry VII]

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Queen Elizabeth I: Changing the Course of England

- ... Because Edward was so young, he had people that helped him and oversaw his work. One of the decisions that the council made with Edward’s backup was keeping England Protestant. In 1549, the English Prayer Book was presented. It was very Protestant and changed the language in the church from Latin to English. Edward came down with tuberculosis and would not live very long (History). Not wanting the throne to go to either of his two half-sisters, Edward changed the order of accession. After Edward passed away on July 6, 1553, another one of Henry’s distant descendants took the throne (Somerset 30)....   [tags: tudor monarchy, english history]

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Internal Conflicts Of The Title ' Macbeth '

- Chris Perrin Mr. Isaac English I 20 May, 2015 Internal Conflicts of the Title Character in Macbeth Internal conflicts of Macbeth were a main theme of the story, and his soliloquies gave insights on how these ideas encouraged his actions. Macbeth 's conscience raged wars within him, shown by how he said to Lady Macbeth, “Ere we will eat our meal in fear and sleep/In the affliction of these terrible dreams/That shake us nightly” (3.2.19-21). Macbeth 's ambitions also got in the way with his ability to make smart decisions....   [tags: Macbeth, King Duncan, Malcolm III of Scotland]

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Henry VIII and the Church of England

- INTRODUCTION King Henry VIII was an important figure in helping to kick start the Reformation in England, even though it was not his intent. His break with the Papacy and his constantly changing ideas on how the new Church of England should be run gave the Protestants the foothold they needed to gain popularity in Europe. Although his intentions were purely politically motivated, he started a change in the way the layman viewed the church and how it should be run. THE LIFE OF HENRY VIII Henry VIII was born on June 28, 1491 to the King Henry VII of England and Queen Elizabeth of York....   [tags: British History]

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Elizabeth I of England: A Brief Biography

- Elizabeth I of England is one of the most famous monarchs England has ever had, for good reason. Throughout her forty-four year reign, which is often referred to as the Golden Age, her kingdom developed greatly and went from being a poor, second-rate country to a major world power, mostly thanks to her. Under her rule, the arts flourished and playwrights like William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe were able to create pieces of writing that are still relevant today. The word ‘renaissance’ means rebirth, and Queen Elizabeth brought about just that to her country, which is why she is the true person of the Renaissance....   [tags: famous English monarchs]

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The Tragedy Of Macbeth By William Shakespeare

- Macbeth has had a numerous amount of tragedies of throughout his life: killing duncan, realizing his family line will not continue, then killing banqou but not his son, the feeling that his life is meaningless, and eventually fighting with macduff to an inevitable death. It is left to our interperetation to decide whether Macbeth is the antagonist or protagonist. While he does make some morally questionable decisions throughout his life, Macbeth does these things because in his mind they are what is needed to be done....   [tags: Macbeth, KILL, Malcolm III of Scotland, Family]

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The First Daughter Of King Henry Viii

- The second daughter of King Henry VIII was very well known throughout the ages of 1533-1603. Although she has gone through difficult experiences during her lifetime and despite the obstacles that have come along her way, she still manages to maintain a strong character, which changes the course of history for all time. Queen Elizabeth I shows characteristics of strength, and solidarity to become the world’s leading superpower for generations that inspire her country. In spite of Queen Elizabeth I past, she “had been shaped by experiences that made her into a truly extraordinary woman” (“An Extraordinary Woman”)....   [tags: Elizabeth I of England, Mary I of England]

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Antigone: Martin Luther King's Nonviolent Campaign

- Martin Luther King, Jr. defines “civil disobedience” as a way to show others what to do when a law is unjust and unreasonable. As King stated in the letter from Birmingham, “Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust.” When Negros were being treated unfairly, Martin Luther King, Jr. stepped in to show people how to peacefully protest and not be violent. The dictionary definition of civil disobedience is the refusal to comply with certain laws or to pay taxes and fines, as a peaceful form of political protest (Webster Dictionary)....   [tags: civil disobedience]

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The Statue Of The Ancient World

- In the world today, there are many spectacular sculptures and artworks. The statue of Zeus at Olympia was possibly the most famous statue in the ancient world. It is known to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The Greek sculptor Phidias made it about 435 BC, and dedicated to Zeus the king of gods. The statue of Zeus was the greatest statue to be built in Greece. The artists of this statue captured the royalty of the king by seating Zeus on a throne to inspire tremendous awe in all that witnessed this statue....   [tags: Olympic Games, Ancient Olympic Games, Olympia]

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William Shakespeare 's ' Macbeth '

- Scottish Pride in Relation to Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” As one of the most well known of William Shakespeare 's tragedies, Macbeth exhibits a wide range of motifs and subtle criticisms that are still relevant today. Pride, lineage, and ethnic identity are simply a few of the major themes that continue to stand the test of time. In Macbeth we can easily see that these ideas are present. The following pages will discuss the ways in which these motifs, specifically related to motherhood and children in the northern reaches of the Scottish peninsula, played an integral role in the foundation of the play....   [tags: Macbeth, William Shakespeare, Scotland]

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William Shakespeare 's ' Macbeth '

- Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, is one of the most influential dramas of the 16th century. Macbeth is about a Scottish guard, Macbeth, who rose to kingship after hearing a prophecy by three witches. Macbeth was centered on King Macbeth of Scotland (reigned 1040-1057), although King Macbeth was the structure of Shakespeare’s drama, Shakespeare wrote in his own situations to deepen the storyline and make a better plot. Overcome with ambition, Macbeth kills the king, Duncan, and his best friend, Banquo, and anyone else who threatens or stands in the way of him becoming king....   [tags: Macbeth, Macbeth of Scotland]

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Vlad III Tepes Dracula

- Vlad III Tepes Dracula Overview: Wallachian Society Bram Stoker’s vampire villain inspiring over seven hundred films shares a connection with a historic prince. Stoker’s prototype is believed to be based on Vlad III Dracula a fifteenth century viovode (prince) of Wallachia. An understanding of Vlad may aid in appreciating Stoker’s protagonist. Vlad came from the princely House of Basarab. Wallachia is situated in Eastern Europe, the lands of the vampire legend, and shares a northern border with Transylvania....   [tags: Papers]

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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 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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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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The Incredible King George VI

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The Assassination of Julius Caesar

- Rome was the most powerful empire that ruled the world, from Europe to Africa, and Syria to Spain. During the first century AD, the Roman Empire ruled with superiority and ruthlessness. The powerful Roman empire became a mirror of civilization of authority, strength to fear, dictatorship, and voraciousness. These powerful aristocrats were emperors, sat on the top of Rome’s social order, but many of these emperors abused their status and ability. Roman emperors’ history was all mixed ingredients of love, assassination, vengeance, terror, voracity, jealousy, and haughtiness....   [tags: roman empirre, dictatorship, imperialism]

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Elizabeth I Takes the Plate

- In the history of the world, men have mostly been the dominant governing body, ruling as kings, tyrants, and conquerors. Not many times has a woman attempted such feats as men have. This is especially true for the English Isles where generations of kings have reigned for centuries. However, this dynamic changed when one of the most influential women in the history of the world rose to power. In 1558, Queen Elizabeth rose to the throne under the Tudor dynasty. Elizabeth I was a powerful influence on how the world would soon see how a woman could be just as great a ruler as a man....   [tags: virgin queen, tudor dynasty, queen elizabeth]

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Lady Macbeth by William Shakespeare

- Macbeth was a mildly disturbing play cluttered with bloody apparitions and heartless murders. It was very enjoyable. The first read through may confuse the reader as to Macbeth's sudden change throughout the play. In the beginning one would expect him to play the righteous hero-type after his praise and accomplishments alongside his main man, Banquo. Macbeth defeats two major foes, Macdonwald, and the Norwegian King, as if it were taking candy from a baby- at least that's how the bloody, dying captain in the beginning described his feats....   [tags: King Duncan, Macduff, Malcom]

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Queen Mary I of England

- Mary's father, Henry VIII, and her mother, Catherine of Argon, (“Mary Tudor”) had been trying to have children for years. Through several miscarriages, still-borns, and child deaths (“Childhood”), they finally gave birth to a precious baby girl on February 18, 1516 (“Mary Tudor”). She had a very fair complexion with grey eyes and red hair (Childhood). Henry VIII decided to name her Mary after his younger sister (“Childhood”). When Mary was born, she was quickly baptized catholic (“Mary Tudor”). As a child, Mary was outstanding....   [tags: henry VIII, miscarriages, divorce]

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The Wars of the Roses

- The Wars of the Roses began in 1455 after the people of the House of Lancaster and the House of York began to dispute over the throne of England. The Wars of the Roses was a time of multiple civil wars between the two houses of the Plantagenet royal house over the throne of England. The war consisted of a total of seventeen battles. Both houses were traced back from their ancestor King Edward III. The House of Lancaster was associated with the red rose and the House of York was associated with the white rose....   [tags: king richard, king henry, england]

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Queen Elizabeth I of England

- Queen Elizabeth I of England Elizabeth I, England's most famous monarch, grew up in difficult times. Elizabeth I was born September 7, 1533. She was the daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. She was only two years old when she lost her mother (Carol 7). Anne Boleyn was beheaded by the order of her husband, based on false charges of adultery and conspiracy (10). Despite Elizabeth's harsh childhood, she did not let it interfere with her many accomplishments of the throne....   [tags: famous monarch, king henry VIII]

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Ancient Egypt And The Pharaohs

- Ancient Egypt ruling started with the Pharaohs which was between the periods of 3150 B.C to 30 B.C. The Pharaohs were known as the God Kings. The Pharaohs were dynasties, they ruled all the way to the Ptolemaic Period which ended exactly in 30 B.C. There were 31 dynasties of Pharaohs, however some rulers ran different areas of Egypt at the same time. The first Pharaoh was Narmer or well known as Menes, the last Pharaoh ruler was Cleopatra. There was the Native Pharaoh 's whose ruling ended in 343 B.C....   [tags: Ancient Egypt, Pharaoh, Pschent, Ramesses II]

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The Egyptian Of Egyptian Mythology

- Egyptian viewed the foreigners as savages, barbarian, and uncivilized. Looked at them as enemies, ugly not worth to place a foot on Egypt sand. The Egyptians thought of themselves as superior than everybody else. Epypt was one the most successful empires in their time period. Egyptians had their religion and believes, one of the most important god was Amon-Ra the king of the gods. The Amon-Ra godhead had become something like an Egyptian national god. Many of the king said that they had encounter this god....   [tags: Akhenaten, Ancient Egypt, Pharaoh, Thutmose III]

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Yahweh: The Powerful, Soverseign Being God

- Since the beginning of time, Yahweh has been illustrated as a powerful, sovereign being, and as the creator of good and evil. This characterization of God is presented through a methodological analysis of the three worlds- world behind the text, world in front of the text, and world of the text- in Isaiah 6 and 1 Kings 22. The world behind the text is the era of Ahab's ruling. The king of Aram and Ahab, the king of Israel created a treaty upon their kingdoms. However, in the third year of their treaty, Ahab and his vassal, King Jehosphaphat, realize Ramoth-gilead belonged to the Israelite kingdom....   [tags: text, behind, front, text-in ]

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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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The Elizabethan Monarchy

- ... For Elizabeth's good fortune the Scottish Presbyterian Church had despised Catholicism and therefore gave Queen Elizabeth their support of her claim to the throne. With the support that Queen Elizabeth needed she was able to start planing a military intervention to Scotland which would end up in a war with France. An intervention is the interference by a country in another's affair. Elizabeth signed a treaty with Scottish rebels in which she agreed to have an open intervention if the Scottish Protestant lords would protect Elizabeth in the event that the French invaded....   [tags: Queen Elizabeth, europe, england, history]

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Queen Ellizabeth I

- Elizabeth the First is thought of as the most influential yet simple monarchs in all of England. Being the first Queen to rule in her own right in England, she never married and reigned alone for a lengthy 45 years. A fighter from the start she was a very independent woman and never leaned on anyone for support. Elizabeth had many great accomplishments during her reign that would leave her forever in our memory as the greatest queen in English history. Starting in early childhood, Elizabeth would face many challenges in her lifetime....   [tags: Biography]

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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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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 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 Supernatural in Macbeth

- From witches to apparitions, supernatural elements are the constituents of the play, Macbeth. The supernatural occurrences served as role as a manifestation of evil temptations that seduced Macbeth into murdering, even his own comrades. Macbeth’s first meet with the supernatural was the ignition of his ambition to kill for his own success; the second encounter of the supernatural allowed his sanity and judgment to wander off to a murderer’s mind with the basis of his before gained ambition. Supernatural’s third fated meeting with Macbeth had left him the unbearable token of guilt and insecurity in which compelled him to act in a petrified way during his banquet....   [tags: Literary Elements]

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Comedic Relief within Macbeth

- The comedic relief the porter gives illustrates three different facets of Macbeth in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The Porter opens the door of comedic relief by also opening the door to the three men who knock on Macbeth’s door. “ ‘Knock. Knock. Who's there?’ In the Harrowing of Hell scenes of English mystery plays, the answer to that question was no joke. The Harrowing marks the climax of the battle between God and Satan for the fate of humanity.” (Schreyer) In fact the Harrowing reveals the beginning of Macbeth’s struggle between good and evil....   [tags: Shakespeare]

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The Statue of Hatshepsut

- The statue of Hatshepsut seated down is made with the material limestone. This limestone is lightly colored, which created a larger contrast with the other statues nearby. Her face was carved bringing out her eyes, eyebrows and other facial features. Her eyebrows also come slightly together towards the middle. Her lips forming a slight archaic smile. The dimensions are larger than an average female size. The statue is of great size, yet still in proportion. The body and head fit well with each other overall....   [tags: Wounded Amazon, art, sculpture, limestone]

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Macbeth by William Shakespeare

- In human society there are different rank and class systems that distinguish groups of people. Ambition -- the quest for power – is an internal drive that is embedded in every one of us. It motivates us to improve ourselves. Ambition can lead to corruption as in the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, where the main character Macbeth is driven by his ambition and eventually becomes corrupt. Macbeth chooses to let ambition override his humanity in order to achieve and maintain the throne which ultimately leads to his and Scotland’s down fall....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Internal Forces]

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Hamlet: A True King

- The tale of a child growing up to take the place of his father has been told and retold many times. In many of these stories, the child would grow up to gain the traits of his father, allowing him to fulfill the unfinished goals left to him. In Shakespeare’s famous play Hamlet, the titular character would, if he had been given the chance, taken his rightful place on the throne and “prov’d most royal”. Shakespeare initially presents the character as scholarly and learned, but hesitant to act, however as the play progresses, his character becomes more mature and more willing to act beyond his words, overcoming the personal feelings, his morals and beliefs, that hold him back from the throne....   [tags: Shakespeare, character analysis]

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Why was Cleopatra Famous?

- Why was Cleopatra Famous. Known for her love affairs with some of Rome’s most famous leaders, and wanting to be worshipped as a goddess, associating herself with the goddess Isis Cleopatra was a famous powerful queen in Ancient Egypt. Cleopatra was born as Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator to Ptolemy XII and Cleopatra V Tryphaena. She was born in 69 B.C.E in Alexandria, and later died there in 30 B.C.E. Because of the time period in which Cleopatra lived not very much is known of her. In ancient times there was record keeping....   [tags: Ancient civilizations, Rome & Egypt]

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Pride and Ambition: Mcbeth

- When people hear the word “pride”, the range of connotations is extensive: to some, pride means having confidence in one’s ability to accomplish something or having a high sense of self-worth; to others, pride is synonymous with arrogance and vanity. However, then the question being asked is what does pride actually mean. Pride is defined as a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements. Knowing what pride means, understanding how people become prideful becomes significantly easier....   [tags: Confidence, Arrogance, Vanity, Ability]

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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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Christian Doctrine: Angels are Warriors of God

- Many things may come to mind when you think of the word, angel. You probably think of winged beings who sit on clouds all day singing and playing lyres. If you had thought that, you are wrong, very wrong. Angels are warriors of God, abiding by His Laws and His Laws only. They are protectors of earth and its inhabitants and sometimes, the destroyers. An angel’s importance may not be widely known, but their job for us will never be forgotten. Angels are pure spirits that were created by God. The English word, angel, comes from a Greek translation, angelos, meaning messenger....   [tags: church, old testament]

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Greek Culture as Exhibited in "The Odyssey"

- Many diverse cultures are found in every corner of the world. Every culture is defined by its traditions and values. The film “The Odyssey,” depicts the culture of the ancient Greeks where it illustrates the life of a man, Odysseus, who has gone on a journey just to get back to his kingdom. Many values and traditions could be identified through the path of the journey. Some elements that are found important to the Greeks are the music, the religion, and the duty to the kingdom. One important feature found in ancient Greek culture is the music....   [tags: Greek Culture]

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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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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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A Comparison of two versions of Act V Scene I (Zeffirelli & Branagh)

- Hamlet has been reproduced as film from as early as the 1920s’s. Even though that was a five minuet, crude replication with sounds and music recorded separately: it was a five minuet crude replication of solely Act V Scene I. This is a scene of conclusion. The confrontation that has been brewing from the start finally ends in mass murder and regicide. In all interpretations this is an important part. Two examples of different interpretations are a pair in the 90’s directed by two well known men, for completely different purposes....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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