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Jane Eyre Essay: Following the Moral Compass in Jane Eyre

- Following the Moral Compass in Jane Eyre Jane Eyre is the perfect novel about maturing: a child who is treated cruelly holds herself together and learns to steer her life forward with a driving conscience that keeps her life within personally felt moral bounds. I found Jane as a child to be quite adult-like: she battles it out conversationally with Mrs. Reed on an adult level right from the beginning of the book. The hardship in her childhood makes her extreme need for moral correctness believable....   [tags: free essay writer]

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Shakespeare's Othello - The Triangle Between Othello, Iago, and Cassio

- The Triangle Between Othello, Iago, and Cassio I chose to look at the triangle between Othello , Iago, and Cassio because these three men are very important in the play. They are important to each other and the people around them. The relationship between the three of them is very strange because someone is always trying to get back at the other one and they don’t care about each others feelings or anyone else’s. In the end this leads to a blood shed fight. Othello is the main character, heÕs the head of the Vinician army and he has just made Cassio his Lieutenant....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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A Happier Tomorrow in Today Will Be a Quiet Day

- A Happier Tomorrow in Today Will Be a Quiet Day      In the story "Today Will Be a Quiet Day" written by Amy Hempel, one may be inclined to believe that there is a tone of depression or sadness among the father and the two children. This is shown in the opening sentence, while the three are stalled in traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge. The boy states, "I think if the quake hit now the bridge would collapse and the ramps would be left" (Hempel 1202). We also learn that the boy had a best friend who committed suicide about a year before....   [tags: Today Will Be a Quiet Day Essays]

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Essay on Black Readers of Their Eyes Were Watching God

- The Enraged Black Readers of Their Eyes Were Watching God      Although Hurston's novel Their Eyes Were Watching God is a widely read novel today, that wasn't always the case. When her novel was first published, many black readers were enraged. It wasn't until the early seventies when Hurston's novel was rediscovered. What aspects of the novel enraged the readers so that it would be forgotten for more than thirty years.   One of the most important aspects of the novel that enraged the black readers was Hurston's portrayal of the white people....   [tags: Their Eyes Were Watching God Essays]

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Comparing the Quest for Self in Jane Eyre and Villete

- Quest for Self in Jane Eyre and Villete      "Why is Villette so disagreeable. Because the writer's mind contains nothing but hunger, rebellion and rage." Matthew Arnold, 1853.   Matthew Arnold was certainly forthcoming about the defects of both Charlotte Bronte's  mind and of her novel. Indeed he was not alone in his reaction to her; Anne  Mozley in The Christian Remembrancer ;in April 1853 wrote in reaction to  Bronte's other great work of "rebellion", Jane Eyre, that she had to make  "a protest against the outrages on decorum, the moral perversity, the  toleration, nay, indifference to vice which deform her picture of a  desolate woman" (my italics)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Code of Chivalry in The Once and Future King

- The Code of Chivalry in The Once and Future King       T.H. White's novel The Once and Future King presents a code of chivalry that outlines the expected knightly behavior of the time. This particular code stresses loyalty to one's liege, love and respect toward women, and absolute devotion to justice. At the height of Arthur's kingdom, this code was widely accepted by all. However, as Arthur's kingdom begins to decline, the code of chivalry begins to hold less importance among the people....   [tags: Once and Future King Essays]

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Free Essays - Troubled Holden in Catcher in the Rye

- Troubled Holden in Catcher in the Rye In J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield is portrayed as a young, troubled individual. He tells us his story from the mental institution where he is currently residing. Holden refuses to acknowledge his emotions in regard to the death of his brother Allie. In reaction to Allie's death, Holden hides from himself, his true feelings about change, death and relationships with other people. He does not realize that his Allie died of leukemia three years before this story takes place....   [tags: Catcher Rye Essays]

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Obsession in The Tell-Tale Heart and The Cask of Amontillado

- "Determination becomes obsession and then it becomes all that matters." -- Jeremy Irvine Poe presents the narrators of "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Cask of Amontillado" as devious, obsessed characters. Both are overpowered by the need to consume the life of their victim. Though they use different strategies to carry out the murders in different ways, obsession is the driving force in both. It is this obsession that inspires them to design cunning strategies and carry out the executions. The obsession of Montresor in "The Cask of Amontillado" and of the narrator in "The Tell-Tale Heart" is obvious throughout the stories....   [tags: Tell Tale Cask Comparison Compare Essays]

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Women's Behavior in Coleridge's Christabel and Browning's My Last Duchess

- Women's Behavior in Coleridge's Christabel and Browning's My Last Duchess      Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Browning wrote in two different eras.       Coleridge's "Christabel" and Browning's "My Last Duchess" both deal with       women's sexuality. The women of the poems are both presented as having       sinned. Christabel's own belief that she has sinned is based on how a       woman of her time was supposed to behave. The Duchess's sin is that she       violates the code of conduct for a noble wife....   [tags: My Last Duchess Essays]

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Repression in The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

- The Yellow Wallpaper: Repression "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Gilman is sad story of the repression that women face in the days of late 1800's as well as being representative of the turmoils that women face today. Gilman writes "The Yellow Wallpaper" from her own personal experiences of having to face the overwhelming fact that this is a male dominated society and sometimes women suffer because of it. The narrator, being female, is suffering from a "temporary depression"....   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper essays]

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Upton Sinclair's The Jungle - Chicago Will Be Ours

- The Jungle - Chicago Will Be Ours "Their home. Their home. They had lost it. Grief, despair, rage, overwhelmed him - what was any imagination of the thing to this heart-breaking, crush reality of it ... Only think what he had suffered for that house - what miseries they had all suffered for that house - the price they had paid for it!" "The Jungle", by Upton Sinclair, gives a heart breaking portrayal of the hardships faced by the countless poverty stricken laborers in the slaughter houses of Chicago....   [tags: Upton Sinclair The Jungle]

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Use of Foils to Illustrate Deceit in Shakespeare's Hamlet

- Use of Foils to Illustrate Deceit in Hamlet       In his play, Hamlet, William Shakespeare uses a variety of characters from different social backgrounds to paint an elaborate picture of deception. From the opening line of "Who's there?" the reader gets the impression that people are not what they seem in this play. The interrelationships between the royalty and people of the court are developed to illustrate the similarities and differences between the characters. Shakespeare skillfully reveals the deceptive nature of man and the ruin it causes through his use of foils....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Impact of Relationships Upon the Themes of Shakespeare's Othello

- The Impact of the Relationship between Othello, Iago and Cassio Upon the Themes of Othello The major themes present in Othello are Jealously, Betrayal and Appearance vs. Reality. Each one of these themes are reinforced throughout the play in Iago's evil plot. They are represented or seen by Othello, Iago and Cassio and the relationship between them; dictating the motion of the play. Othello is the main character of the play. He is a moorish general and head of the army of venice....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Reality and Illusion in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- Reality and Illusion in Heart of Darkness      Fact is very important to Marlow. Facts are comprehensible. Evil isn’t a supernatural force or a force in opposition to god or life, but that which is incomprehensible to Marlow. The life of the Africans and the power of the jungle—or the larger reality of humanity—is evil in its incomprehensibility. The supreme morality is restraint, and comprehension of the jungle or acceptance of its incomprehensibility becomes symbolic for the absence of restraint in man....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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evilmac Supernatural in Shakespeare's Macbeth - The Evil Witches

- Macbeth’s Evil Witches The witches are seen as being evil. This is because at the time, witches were accepted as being real and evil. Shown in the play because the first scene is thunder and lightning, which is associated with terrible happenings and things so suggests witches are terrible things. They speak in rhymes and use many equivocal terms e.g. ‘Fair is foul, and foul is fair’. This suggests reversal and unbalance, which leads to chaos and disorder in Macbeth’s life. This is suggested because they immediately mention Macbeth so he is already associated with the witches and seen as being evil....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Macbeth Essays]

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Madness and Insanity in Shakespeare's Hamlet - Hamlet's Madness

- Hamlet's Madness `What is madness. Is someone mad merely because they are different, and do they in return see the same about the world. The dictionary defines madness as, “1. the state of being mad; insanity. 2. senseless folly. 3. frenzy; rage. 4. intense excitement or hilarity.” Though is there a difference between madness and wrath or rage. Was Hamlet mad, or was it one big act in order to give reason for his irrational actions and to keep his vengeful motives confidential....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet Essays]

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Separate Peace Essay: Self-Examination in A Separate Peace

- Self-Examination A Separate Peace opens as Gene Forrester returns to Devon School, a New England prep school, about fifteen years after he was in attendance there. World War II had just begun then and he remembers the Summer Suicide Society--an organization founded by his best friend, Finny, which devotes itself to initiating members by having them jump from the tree into the river. Gene and Finny always had to take the first jump from the tree. As time goes on, Gene begins to resent Finny because of his athletic talents and on one occasion, he jounces the limb so that Finny will fall....   [tags: Separate Peace Essays]

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Chance or Destiny in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Romeo and Juliet, said to be one of the most famous love stories of all time, is a play anchored in time and fate. Some actions are believed to occur by chance or by destiny. The timing of each action influences the outcome of the play. While some events are of less significance, some are crucial to the development of this tragedy. The substantial events that inspire the conclusion of Romeo and Juliet are the Capulet ball, the quarrel experienced by Tybalt and Romeo, and Friar John’s plague. A servant to Capulet, who is illiterate, asks for Romeo’s assistance in reading the guest list....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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Homer’s Odyssey and the Odyssey of Our Lives

- Homer’s Odyssey and the Odyssey of Our Lives        Homer’s Odyssey is a magnificent mythological tale. This work was presumably created after his encounter with goddess Athena. Although Odysseus’ journey is filled with unrealistic adventures and mythical powers, some principles behind this story can relate to our everyday lives. Odysseus’ adventures in Odyssey relate to the heroism, intellect, and ruthlessness that are in our lives.     Odysseus’ determination of returning home will help him prevail....   [tags: Odyssey essays]

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The Tragedy of Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea

- The Tragedy of Wide Sargasso Sea   In Jean Rhys' novel Wide Sargasso Sea, whether Antoinette Cosway really goes mad in the end is debatable. Nevertheless, it is clear that her life is tragic. The tragedy comes from her numerous pursuits for love and a sense of belonging, and her failure at each and every one of these attempts. As a child Antoinette, is deprived of parental love. Her father is a drunkard and has many mistresses and illegitimate children. According to Daniel Cosway's account, old Cosway is cruel to his own son....   [tags: Wide Sargasso Sea Essays]

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Use of Foreshadowing in Anne Radcliffe's The Italian

- Use of Foreshadowing in The Italian Anne Radcliffe incorporates many aspects of the Gothic into her novel, The Italian. In this book, one can find an exciting exploration of an exotic culture, a history of family secrets, subtle hints at supernatural forces at work, and Gothic architecture in both ruins and in the Inquisition prison. However, perhaps the most prominent feature of the Gothic used in this novel is the element of suspense. Radcliffe creates suspense in The Italian through a chain of foreshadowed events that lure the reader further and further into the story....   [tags: Anne Radcliffe The Italian]

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Theme of Deception in Much Ado About Nothing

- Theme of Deception in Much Ado About Nothing Each of the main characters in Much Ado About Nothing is the victim of deception, and it is because they are deceived that they act in the ways that they do. Although the central deception is directed against Claudio in an attempt to destroy his relationship with Hero, it is the deceptions involving Beatrice and Benedick which provides the play's dramatic focus. Nearly every character in the play at some point has to make inferences from what he or she sees, has been told or overhears....   [tags: Much Ado About Nothing Essays]

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Iago as a Satan Figure in Shakespeare's Othello

- Iago as a Satan Figure in Othello      The play "Othello" by William Shakespeare is based on an Italian story in Giraldi Cinthio's Hecatommithi (Groliers). In "Othello" we encounter Iago, one of Shakespeare's most evil characters.  Iago is an ensign in Othello's army and is jealous of Cassio's promotion to Lieutenant. Through deception and appearance, we see unfolded a plethora of lies and clever schemes. The astonishing thing about Iago is that he seems to make up his malicious schemes as he goes along without any forethought....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Ambiguity and Understanding of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde

- Ambiguity and Understanding of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde         One of the aspects of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde that seemed most confusing at first was the apparent ambiguity or complete lack of motivation that the author provides for the main characters. Chaucer provides little explanation for why his major characters act the way that they do; when he does, his explanations are often ambiguous or contradictory. Pandarus is an excellent example of a character whose motives are ambiguous....   [tags: Essays on Troilus and Criseyde]

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The Shocking Ideas of Kate Chopin's The Awakening

- The Shocking Ideas of The Awakening Ideas that resist existing social boundaries commonly are rejected at first, because people don’t want to wake up from their reliable lives. Kate Chopin, however, believed that an awakening was in order, and she attempted to open the eyes of society through her novel The Awakening. The public’s reaction to Chopin’s novel was not one of acceptance. "Too strong a drink for moral babies, and should be labeled ‘poison,’" was the how the Republic described Chopin's work (Seyersted 174)....   [tags: Chopin Awakening Essays]

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Gender Role Limitations in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Gender Role Limitations in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre The nineteenth century Victorian era woman needed wealth or position to avoid a life of drudgery.  Women were viewed as trophies or possessions men owned.  They were not permitted to develop nor expected to, and even venturing out on their own was considered inappropriate.  During the era in which Jane Eyre was published the home and family were seen as the basic unit of stability in society.  At the middle of this foundation stood a wife and mother representing the sum total of all morality - a Madonna-like image.  This image was reinforced by social institutions such as mainstream religious and political beliefs.  Women were steered...   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Societal Symbology in The Sound and the Fury

- Societal Symbology in The Sound and the Fury A group of independent scientists and historians had determined that mankind was destined to self- destruct in twenty years, despite the best efforts of those who would change the world. Within days of the dire pronouncement, civilization had reverted to its component personality types - revealing the fundamental essence of every person who had heard the news. There were those unable to deal with the imminent doom of the human race, who went home and withdrew into themselves....   [tags: The Sound and the Fury Essays]

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The Power of Upton Sinclair and The Jungle

- The Power of Upton Sinclair and The Jungle      The novel "The Jungle", is a hybrid of history, literature, and propaganda. It was written in 1906 by Upton Sinclair, to demonstrate the control big business had over the average working man, and his family. Sinclair was one of the most famous muckrakers in history; he exposed scandals and political corruption in the early nineteen hundreds (Literature 572). He attempted to show his idea of the solution to this problems of the times: socialism....   [tags: Upton Sinclair Jungle Essays]

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The Symbolic Briefcase in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man

- The Symbolic Briefcase in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man The narrator of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man is the victim of his own naiveté. Throughout the novel he trusts that various people and groups are helping him when in reality they are using him for their own benefit. They give him the illusion that he is useful and important, all the while running him in circles. Ellison uses much symbolism in his book, some blatant and some hard to perceive, but nothing embodies the oppression and deception of the white hierarchy surrounding him better than his treasured briefcase, one of the most important symbols in the book....   [tags: Invisible Man Essays]

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Conflict Shapes Character in Willa Cather's My Antonia

- Conflict Shapes Character in Willa Cather's My Antonia The conflict in ones life will shape their character in the future. This is especially true in the novel My Antonia, 1918. The author Willa Cather takes you through the life of a young Bohemian immigrant, Antonia Shimerda, as seen through the eyes of her good friend Jim Burden. At age ten, Jim Burden lost both of his parents and was sent to live with his grandparents on their Nebraska farm. He first meets Antonia when his grandmother and one of the farm hands take the Shimerdas some provisions....   [tags: Cather My Antonia Essays]

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Search for Identity in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man

- Between the Great Depression and mid-1940’s, many blacks struggled for acceptance and visibility in America. Oppressed by white society and overwhelmed by its control, they often endured countless betrayals and indignities simply for acknowledgment of their existence. In spite of suffering so much, however, many blacks lost more than they had hoped to gain, including their humanity and identity. Ralph Ellison, a prominent author fascinated by man’s search for identity, thought that blacks were invisible primarily because whites refused to "see" them....   [tags: conflict, self-perception, projection of others]

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Horatio and Laertes as Foils in Hamlet

- Horatio and Laertes as Foils in Hamlet Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare is a play about a man's revenge for his father's murder and all the tragedy that comes along with it. The play takes us through the emotions and doubts Prince Hamlet finds within himself after speaking with the presumed ghost of his father, the former King of Denmark. Through Hamlet we meet Horatio, a friend of Hamlet's and a fellow student. When reading [ref] the conversations between Hamlet and Horatio, it becomes clear how Hamlet feels about his father's murder and his plans to avenge this murder....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Hamlet]

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The Importance of Emilia in Shakespeare's Othello

- The Importance of Emilia in Shakespeare's Othello In Othello the Moor, Shakespeare combines destiny with a fatal character flaw and that flaw is jealousy.  Shakespeare's tragedy allows one character to hold the key to the entire web he has spun and that character is Emilia. Emilia is the lone character who garners the knowledge to all circumstances of the events surrounding the characters in Othello the Moor.  Although other characters in the play are privy to certain details of the unfolding events, Emilia is the character that uses this knowledge to the benefit of the play.  Emilia's character is minor yet necessary.  Without her character the play would have no means of unraveling the c...   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello]

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Free College Essays - Othello and Honesty

- Othello and Honesty Honesty is one of the most important factors in Othello.  And although there is very little honesty actually present in the play the term is most commonly applied to Iago, who also happens to be the most dishonest character in Othello.  Due partly to the other characters naiveté, Iago is capable of manipulating, brainwashing, and molding the other characters to satisfy his need for revenge against Othello.              Iago would most commonly be referred to as dishonest, however beyond that he is also downright amoral and uses other’s weaknesses to manipulate them into doing what he pleases.  From the very beginning we see how Iago manipulates Roderigo...   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello]

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Effective Use of Rhetoric in Shakespeare's Othello

- Effective Use of Rhetoric in Othello Shakespeare’s use of rhetoric by his characters is clearly used effectively in Othello through Iago’s and Roderigo’s conversation with Barbantio. The two make use of double meanings, animal imagery, Devil and God comparisons, the use of sexual references, and descriptive insults to confuse Barbantio and make him angry towards Othello. Through Iago’s initial torment, continued by Roderigo, they are able to force Barbantio to do exactly as they wish. Iago primarily makes use of the double meaning of the word thieves to get Barbantio out of bed and force him to be confused with the situation....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello]

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Essay on Earth's Holocaust and The Birthmark

- Essay on Earth's Holocaust and The Birthmark Hawthorne knew that all men are defective. Earth's Holocaust is his most striking statement of the theme, but every story and novel is based on that premise. Those who ignore human imperfection in their planning become, like Aylmer of The Birthmark, destroyers rather than creators. From his knowledge of universal depravity came and not as paradoxically as it may seem a humility and a sense of social solidarity too often lacking in our young critics of society....   [tags: Birthmark Essays]

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Shakespeare's Macbeth - Innocent and Naive Macbeth

- Innocent and Naive Macbeth       Innocence is a quality that few people take to their grave, although all are born with it. At some point in one's life, an event or circumstance removes that shield from both moral and legal guilt, whether in one's own eyes or in the eyes of another. In such a case, innocence is cast off, or innocence can be stolen. Both are true of Macbeth in William Shakespeare's tragic work Macbeth. The hero's innocence and naïveté make him vulnerable prey for those who feel completely at home in a subhuman realm of malice and disintegration - the witches and Lady Macbeth....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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A Feminist Reading of John Updike's A&P

- A Feminist Reading of A&P Gone are the days that humans could live impulsively, only taking physical pain and pleasure into account when making decisions. Or so one would like to believe. In a display of sheer innocence and ignorance, Sammy, a grocery clerk at the A & P, managed to revert back to the original behavior patterns of his ape-like ancestors. One cannot possibly predict the future of Sammy, given his own illogical and irrational behavior. But one can, through a careful examination of Sammy's life, determine that Sammy is just a naive, young man whose impulsive acts, partly as a consequence of his upbringing, compel him to participate in a cause not worth fighting for, instead o...   [tags: John Updike A&P]

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Free Hamlet Essays: The Naivete of Hamlet

- The Naivete of Hamlet Keeping secrets keep you isolated from your friends and make you very lonely. Hamlet’s loneliness, false friends, and betrayals cause his downfall to a great extent. The court of Denmark is filled with spies: Claudius hires Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, to spy on Hamlet; Polonius spies on Hamlet in Gertrude’s bedchamber; Polonius uses Ophelia as bait to spy on Hamlet. Hamlet is not a part of this deceit; he is honest. For example, Claudius suggests Hamlet is honest when he and Laertes are discussing their dual scheme; Ophelia believes Hamlet is honest and says, "What a noble mind here is o’erthrown!" (III; i; 157), referring to Hamlet’s antic disposition, even...   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet Essays]

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Morality and Egos in Radcliffe's The Italian

- Morality and Egos in The Italian      The gothic tradition loves to play with the morality of a character and this explains one's egotistical tendencies.  In Radcliffe's Italian, no matter which side of the morality tree a character stands on, Satan has slipped a little pride in everyone's apple.  The role of doubles begins before Poe popularizes it.  Radcliffe works hard to create evil twins and/or corresponding halves to some of the characters in order to demonstrate the power of pride.  The gender roles of both male and female characters in The Italian do not always correlate to an archetype.  Radcliffe bends not only the gender rules, but also the stature expectations of the reader to...   [tags: Italian Essays]

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Odysseus' Relationship with Telemachus in Homer's Odyssey

- Odysseus' Relationship with Telemachus in Homer's Odyssey Throughout the last books of The Odyssey Homer tells us how Odysseus restores his relationships with his friends and relatives at Ithaca. Perhaps one of the most revealing of these restoration episodes is Odysseus' re-encounter with his son, Telemachus. This re-encounter serves three main purposes. First, it serves to portray Telemachus' likeness to his father in the virtues of prudence, humility, patience, and planning. Secondly, it is Odysseus' chance to teach his son to be as great a ruler as Odysseus himself is....   [tags: Homer Odyssey Essays]

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Controversial Views in Kate Chopin's The Awakening

- Controversial Views in Kate Chopin's The Awakening "Too strong a drink for moral babies, and should be labeled `poison'." was the how the Republic described Kate Chopin's most famous novel The Awakening (Seyersted 174). This was not only the view of one magazine, but it summarized the feelings of society as a whole. Chopin woke up people to the feelings and minds of women. Even though her ideas were controversial at first, slowly over the decades people began to accept them. Kate O'Flaherty Chopin was raised in St....   [tags: Chopin Awakening Essays]

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Analysis of T. S. Eliot's East Coker

- Analysis of T. S. Eliot's East Coker        The early poetry of T. S. Eliot, poems such as "The Wasteland" or "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock", is filled his despair of the human condition. Man is a weak soul, easily tempted and filled with lusts, who has no hope of redemption. These views of man did not change when Eliot converted to Catholicism. Eliot still maintained man's desperate plight, but supplemented that belief with the notion that man has some hope through the work of Christ....   [tags: Eliot East Coker Essays]

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The Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Use

- The Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Use Picture in your mind a young girl that is almost done with her freshman year of high school. These next few years are supposed to be some of the best years of this girl’s life. But instead of this young girl worrying about what clothes she is going to wear, or how she is going to style her hair, she has to worry about side effects of chemotherapy. Melinda has been diagnosed with Hodskins Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes, at age fifteen. When all the other fifteen-year-old girls are busy chasing boys and dealing will all the drama that comes with high school Melinda is in the hospital getting blood transfusions because the chemo has deplete...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Role of Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello

- The Role of Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello In the play, Othello, written by William Shakespeare, there is the classic good against evil conflict. Evil, in this case, was represented by jealousy in every bad situation. The antagonist, Iago, was jealous of Othello's power as a general, and of Othello's relationship with the fair Desdemona. Othello is a powerful general, a Moor, who married Desdemona, the daughter of Barbantio, who was a senator. Jealousy begins the book when every body comes to realize that Othello and Desdemona have eloped....   [tags: Othello Shakespeare William Essays]

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Act IV of Othello: Foreshadowing Tragedy

- In Act 4, Scene 2 of Shakespeare's Othello, imagery and other stylistic devices are used in lines 48-74 to develop the lack of communication between Othello and Desdemona. This passage foreshadows tragedy, as it illustrates that Othello no longer trusts his wife. It is apparent that Iago's plan will be a success. Othello begins hyperbolically: "Heaven truly knows that thou art false as hell." This also contains two antithetical terms: heaven and hell. Shakespeare uses adjectives to illustrate this-- heaven is true and hell is false....   [tags: Shakespeare, Othello Essays]

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Inconsistency in The Character of Hamlet

- Inconsistency in The Character of Hamlet The perfection of Hamlet’s character has been called in question - perhaps by those who do not understand it. The character of Hamlet stands by itself. It is not a character marked by strength of will or even of passion, but by refinement of thought and sentiment. Hamlet is as little of the hero as a man can be.  He is a young and princely novice, full of high enthusiasm and quick sensibility - the sport of circumstances, questioning with fortune and refining on his own feelings, and forced from his natural disposition by the strangeness of his situation....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Hamlet]

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The Tragedy of Ophelia in Hamlet

- The Tragedy of Ophelia in Hamlet   Sweet and innocent, faithful and obedient, Ophelia is the truly tragic figure in William Shakespeare's Hamlet. "Her nature invites us to pity her misfortune caused not by any of her own self-initiated deeds or strategies"(Lidz 138). Laertes tells us convincingly how young and vulnerable Ophelia is, (act I. iii.10) likening her budding womanhood's destruction from Hamlet to a process as "the canker galls the infants of the spring,/ Too oft before their buttons be disclosed, /And in the morn and liquid dew of youth / Contagious blastments are most imminent"....   [tags: The Tragedy of Hamlet]

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Shakespeare's Othello - Othello and Desdemona

- Othello and Desdemona In the play, The Tragedy of Othello, Shakespeare really tests our conception as to what love is, and where it can or can't exist. Judging from the relationship between Desdemona and Othello, the play seems to say that marriage based on an innocent romantic love or profane love is bound to fail. Shakespeare is pessimistic about the existence and survival of a true type of love. There is a common thread of betrayal and deceit among his female characters, especially. Othello and Desdemona, as portrayed in the play, are the two greatest innocents there ever were....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello]

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The Struggle in Crime and Punishment

- The Struggle in Crime and Punishment Reading this book makes you ill because from the beginning to the end you watch as psychological forces eat away at the thoughts and actions of their victim causing him to finally confess to the hideous crime he has committed. The story is basically the struggle between Raskolnikov's Napoleon-übermensch theory and his conscience which make him confess to his crime. Dostoevsky's genius is in describing how Raskolnikov struggles in his thoughts and actions. His thoughts become increasingly disjointed and desperate and his actions show that he has an increasing need to escape the uncertainty of being convicted, to talk about the crime, to confess, and to...   [tags: Dostoevsky Crime and Punishment]

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Defending Prospero in Shakespeare's The Tempest

- Defending Prospero in The Tempest      In William Shakespeare's The Tempest, the character of Prospero brings about a great deal of debate. Modern literary critics are quick to use him as a poster child for English colonial practice in the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Many see him as person who desires complete control of everything around him from the fish-like monster Caliban to his spirit servant Ariel, even his own daughter Miranda. Others believe that Prospero's sole motive is revenge on his brother Antonio and those associated with the established power in Naples and Milan....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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Shakespeare's Othello: Is Jealousy the Cause?

- The hero in William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello is guided to murder by his passions. Which passions. Jealousy. Sexual jealousy. In this paper let us look into these questions. In the volume Shakespeare and Tragedy John Bayley denies that jealousy is a major causative factor in the play: The play eludes with ease any attempt to pin it down to a solution: why it happened, what caused it, what weakness in Othello was involved. Even jealousy as such is not the reason. Jealousy is a long-term affair, with its own rules and customs, its own subterranean animosities and grudges....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Prejudice and Racism in Huckleberry Finn

- Huckleberry Finn: The Immorality of Racism A majority of people in American society believe that school systems must teach children that racism is morally wrong. Often, however, tension has builds over how to teach this important lesson. Unfortunately, a controversy has built over the teaching of Huckleberry Finn. Although some believe that Mark Twains' novel perpetuates racist feelings, in fact Twain uses the characters to demonstrate the immorality of slavery. Miss Watson and Pap, the reprehensible objects of Twains' satire, demonstrate the racist views that society takes towards slaves....   [tags: Adventures Huckleberry Huck Finn Essays Twain]

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Antigone Deserves More Sympathy than Creon

- Antigone Deserves More Sympathy than Creon      In the Antigone, unlike the Oedipus Tyrannus, paradoxically, the hero who is left in agony at the end of the play is not the title role. Instead King Creon, the newly appointed and tyrannical ruler, is left all alone in his empty palace with his wife's corpse in his hands, having just seen the suicide of his son. However, despite this pitiable fate for the character, his actions and behavior earlier in the play leave the final scene evoking more satisfaction than pity at his torment....   [tags: Antigone vs Creon]

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Free Essays - A Separate Peace

- In Knowles’ novel, A Separate Peace, Gene is portrayed as an intelligent student who is motivated by academics. He is also a thinker that considers a situation from all sides before making a decision. Gene is also a person who follows all the rules and regulations. He always obeys his teachers, studies hard, never misses a class, and makes excellent grades. He does not really enjoy sports, for he is not a good athlete. While in school he lets many distractions such as his friend Finny take part in his life....   [tags: Separate Peace Essays]

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Pure and Foolish Love in Othello

- Pure and Foolish Love in Othello     Othello, the central character of William Shakespeare's play is an excellent leader but a poor reasoner and foolish lover. The tragedy of `Othello' is largely due to Othello's personality and life experience. Othello believes himself to be loved and respected by everyone around him as most people refer to him as the "noble General Othello". Othello, after realizing his tragic mistake of murdering his innocent wife, Desdemona, claims he "loved not wisely, but too well", this is an honest reflection of himself as his love was true and pure but also foolish....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Gender Roles in Shakespeare's Othello

- Gender Roles in Shakespeare's Othello       Othello represents a prime example of Shakespeare's ability to develop relationships between the sexes so as to demonstrate those relationships' weaknesses. In Othello, the sexes are divided by misconceptions and ego- centric views of the opposite gender. The men of the play, in particular Othello, maintain a patriarchal, chivalric notion of the sexes, while the women of the play yearn for more involvement in their husbands' affairs. So it is that the thrust of the play emerges from "the opposition of attitudes, viewpoints, and sexes." (Neely 214) One of the critical factors in the relationship between the sexes lies in the distinct separatio...   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Strong Women of Shakespeare's Othello

- Strong Women of Othello   William Shakespeare often described the women in his plays as being strong, confident individuals, much different from the stereotypical roles of the time period in which he lived. In Much Ado about Nothing, the main character____(look up) ---{describe role}. Similarly, in Macbeth, {discuss role of Lady Macbeth} The women of Othello also displayed characteristics of strong, modern women. .... From the beginning of the play, we see that Desdemona is a courageous and decisive woman who pursues Othello, falling in love with his intrigued stories of adventure, seeing "Othello's visage in his mind, and to his honors and valiant parts..." refusing the attempts of othe...   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Shakespeare's Othello and Uncontrolled Jealousy

- Othello and Uncontrolled Jealousy     Dominating the protagonist in William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello is the passion of sexual jealousy. Dominating the antagonist is another type of jealousy toward Cassio, and hatred toward the general. Let us look closely at the concept of jealousy as it is revealed in this drama. Lily B. Campbell in Shakespeare’s Tragic Heroes definitively categorizes Othello as a “study in jealousy”: Othello has suffered less in its modern interpretation than any other of Shakespeare’s tragedies, it would seem....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Hamlet and The Lion King

- Hamlet and The Lion King Many perceive The Lion King, Disney's most successful movie to date, as Disney's only original movie; the only movie not previously a fairy tale from one country or another. This, however, is not the case. While The Lion King seems not to be beased on a fairy tale, it is in fact strongly based on the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Disney writers cleverly conceal the basic character archetypes and simplified storyline in a children's tale of cute lions in Africa....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Justice and Injustice in Othello

- Justice and Injustice in Othello        In the Tragedy of Othello, by William Shakespeare, a great injustice is done to the main character, Othello the Moor. Othello is manipulated by the villain Iago to satiate Iago’s need for control and his desire for revenge. Othello the General has promoted another, Cassio, to hold the position that Iago feels he deserves. For the injustice that Iago feels has been committed against him, he brings about the destruction of Othello and his wife, Desdemona, using Cassio as his tool for doing so....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Fathers and Sons in Hamlet

- Fathers and Sons in Hamlet        Hamlet's father, Old King Hamlet who he looked up to was recently killed, and his mother married his uncle within a month. He receives a visit from the ghost of his father which urges him to "revenge [Claudius'] foul and most unnatural murder" (I, v, 32) of Old Hamlet. It is only logical that under these circumstances, Hamlet would be under great duress, and it would not be abnormal for him to express grief. Fortnibra and Laertes also have to deal with the avenging their fathers' death....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet]

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Honest Iago of Shakespeare's Othello

- Honest Iago of Othello     To most of the world William Shakespeare is recognized as the greatest dramatist in history.  His plays have been performed for centuries through various interpretations.  Shakespeare's vast knowledge, and writing style made his works interesting for both the intellectual, and the illiterate.  One of these styles is the use of motifs, which is seen extensively in Othello.  An important example that runs throughout Othello, is Iago's honesty.  This motif gave existence to Shakespeare's perfect villain....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Iago's Motivation in Shakespeare's Othello

- Iago's Motivation in Othello      Iago is a "moral pyromaniac."  Harold C. Goddard writes that Iago consciously and unconsciously seeks to destroy the lives of others, especially others with high moral standards (Goddard 76).  However, Iago is more than just a "moral pyromaniac," he is a moral pyromaniac whose fire is fueled by pure hatred.  He is a hungry powermonger whose appetite for destruction can only be satisfied after he has chewed up and spat out the lives of others.  Iago lusts for power, but his sense of power is attained by manipulating and annihilating others in a cruel and unusual way.  Iago prepares and ignites his victims and then watches, with an e...   [tags: Othello essays]

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Duplicitous Characters in Othello

- Duplicitous Characters in Othello Many of the characters in Shakespeare's tragedy, "Othello" are duplicitous to the extent that how they are perceived in public is not how they behave in private. This is not always intentional, although with a character such as Iago, it is difficult to encounter the real person as his entire life is an act. Othello is seen as a brave and loyal soldier, but is initially presented as dark and dangerous by Roderigo and Iago. To Brabantio, Othello appears to have black magical powers, but in fact, the private truth is that Othello won Desdemona with stories of "disastrous chances ......   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello]

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The Character of Othello

- The Character of Othello        Shakespeare's Othello is not simply a play which embodies the conflict between insider and outsider. The paradigm of otherness presented in this play is more complicated than the conclusion, "Othello is different; therefore, he is bad." Othello's character is to be revered. He is a champion among warriors; an advisor among councilmen; a Moor among Venetians. Yes, Othello is a Moor, but within the initial configuration of the play, this fact is almost irrelevant....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello]

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Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello

- Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello        Othello features jealousy as the dominant motive for action and therefore just as reflected in real life we bare witness to jealousy influencing the characters of Iago, Brabantio, Roderigo, and Othello. In this essay I shall be attempting to examine this theme in depth drawing comparison between jealousy and the consequential action.  The dominance of jealousy as the chief causative force of action in the drama is very obvious to most critics. In William Shakespeare: The Tragedies, Paul A....   [tags: Othello essays Shakespeare]

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Honest Betrayal in Othello

- Honest Betrayal in Othello Iago's honest betrayal has left Othello pondering over Desdemona's faithfulness. Believing the words of his most honest ancient, Othello gullibly succumbs to his insinuations of his wife, Desdemona, as being unfaithful. Through Othello's soliloquy, he is not the self-confident General formerly portrayed as. Instead, his indecision over his wife's infidelity has caused him to explore his flaws as a human being, showing signs of appearance versus reality. Othello Citation: This fellow's of exceeding honesty, And knows all qualities, with a learned spirit, Of human dealings....   [tags: Othello Essays]

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America Needs Affordable Housing

- America Needs Affordable Housing It is often easy to castigate large cities or third world countries as failures in the field of affordable housing, yet the crisis, like an invisible cancer, manifests itself in many forms, plaguing both urban and suburban areas. Reformers have wrestled passionately with the issue for centuries, revealing the severity of the situation in an attempt for change, while politicians have only responded with band aid solutions. Unfortunately, the housing crisis easily fades from our memory, replaced by visions of homeless vets, or starving children....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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A Separate Peace

- A Separate Peace A Separate Peace is a novel by John Knowles that is about prep school experiences during World War II. This book was a good story about an adolescents attempt to understand the world and himself. I enjoyed reading about Gene's journey towards maturity and the adult world. This book takes place in Devon School, New Hampshire during a summer session when Gene Forrester was sixteen years old. One day Gene and Finny, his friend and roommate, went to a large tree by the river. Finny suggested that they try and jump from the tree into the river below them....   [tags: Separate Peace Essays]

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Fanny Fern

- For my third reaction paper I decided to write about Fanny Fern. Sarah Willis Parton, her real name, was the woman who was perseverant and trusted her own mind and followed her heart to do what she thought was best. Due to her determination she was able to make big achievements, “…one of the first women in the United States to have her own newspaper column, and for years, famous as “Fanny Fern”… (806). She has written many papers like Male Criticism, A Law More Nice Than Just and Fresh Leaves, etc… While reading some of her writings I decided on analyzing a column which she published in 1858, A Law More Nice Than Just....   [tags: Sarah Willis Parton]

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Exile

- The poem “Exile” by Julia Alvarez dramatizes the conflicts of a young girl’s family’s escape from an oppressive dictatorship in the Dominican Republic to the freedom of the United States. The setting of this poem starts in the city of Trujillo in the Dominican Republic, which was renamed for the brutal dictator Rafael Trujillo; however, it eventually changes to New York when the family succeeds to escape. The speaker is a young girl who is unsophisticated to the world; therefore, she does not know what is happening to her family, even though she surmises that something is wrong....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Julia Alvarez]

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Les Miserables

- Les Miserables Throughout peoples lives they will be influenced due to other people and events. There are many ways people can be influenced. In the book Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, three different people influence Jean Valjean. The first influence on Jean was by the bishop. Another influence on Jean was Cosette. A third influence on Jean was Javert. Each of these are people who play a large role in Jean's life. The bishop was one of Jeans first and most important influences involving kindness and forgiveness....   [tags: Les Miserables]

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Othello: Themes

- Othello: Themes        How many themes course through the Shakespearean tragedy Othello. Let us in this essay analyze the variety and depth of the themes in this play.   Lily B. Campbell in Shakespeare’s Tragic Heroes indicates that hate is the theme on which this play opens:   It is then on a theme of hate that the play opens. It is a hate of inveterate anger. It is a hate that is bound up with envy. Othello has preferred to be his lieutenant a military theorist, one Michael Cassio, over the experienced soldier Iago, to whom has fallen instead the post of “his Moorship’s ancient”....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Progressivism

- Progressivism implies a philosophy which welcomes innovations and reforms in the political, economic, and social order. The Progressive movement, 1901 to 1917, was ultimately the triumph of conservatism rather than a victory for liberalism. In a general sense, the conservative goals of this period justified the Liberal reforms enacted by Progressive leaders. Deviating from the “traditional” definition of conservatism (a resistance to change and a disposition of hostility to innovations in the political, social, and economic order), the Conservatist triumph was in the sense that there was an effort to maintain basic social and economic relations vital to a capitalist society....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Roosevelt

- Theodore Roosevelt is said to have been one of the greatest presidents ever. Theodore Roosevelt expanded the role of the presidency into foreign affairs by using The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, this stated that the U.S. had the right to oppose European intervention in the western hemisphere and also to intervene itself in the domestic affairs of its neighbors. This was brought about when the government of Venezuela stopped paying their debts to European bankers. As a result European naval forces formed a blockade around the Venezuelan coast and began to bombard their ports....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Kerberos

- Kerberos was conceived as a secure network authentication technology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where it continues to evolve. Using encryption as a seal, Kerberos credentials, or tickets, vouch for authenticated users. Because every node on the network exclusively trusts the Kerberos server, users' credentials are valid throughout the network. This way, they theoretically have to log in only once. In addition, Kerberos can provide support for real-time encryption of network communications....   [tags: Network Encryption Technology]

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Casablanca

- How can a hero survive in a world gone mad. Casablanca, the classic 1940s film, was known as the greatest movie ever by some, and also seen as being one of the most important novels of the 20th century, revolve around a world in confusion, where no one trusts anybody else, and a war wages on within and without. Rick dealt with a world rocked by the impacts of World War II, where everyone was a spy, and even the spies were spied on. Rick is a cynic, tossed into a chaotic yet romantic world, and comes forth victorious....   [tags: essays research papers]

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othello

- jealousy In the play Othello, jealousy is shown to be very evident through the actions of the characters. Jealousy is an emotion that everyone shares, and it is ultimately responsible for the tragic ending of the play. Everyone feels jealous at certain times of their lives, and this feeling can cause people to do irrational things. This human emotion also shows people to be weak in the sense that they are never happy with what they have. Shakespeare shows through Othello, Iago, Roderigo, and Brabantio that jealousy is the most corrupt and destructive emotion....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Holden

- Holden Holden Caulfield is in many ways a typical teenager, skeptical of all authority and with a truculent attitude. The one value that he espouses is authenticity and morality, although he does not carry any other these characteristics himself. Holden also focuses on authenticity and, in turn, the essential phoniness of others around him but does not see the phoniness in himself. Holden's admission that he is the "most terrific liar." One could meet is an apt statement, for his delusions extend beyond making others believe his deceptions....   [tags: essays papers]

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