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Frankenstein: Who is the victim?

- In Frankenstein, the monster and Victor are both put through many depressing and hurtful situations. I think that the monster was the true victim. He was rejected by everyone he came across from the day he entered life. His creator was never there to teach him right from wrong or responsibility. And also, the monster's soon-to-be wife was killed before his eyes. These agonies are what make the monster more of a victim than Victor Frankenstein does. From the beginning, the monster was abandoned by his creator Victor, the only man he's ever had a relationship with....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Fate

- FATE (Explain the line, “Fate will unwind as it must.';)in Beowulf The line, “Fate will unwind as it must,'; (284) not only shows that the people believed they had no control of their destiny, but it is also relevant that Paganism was a significant part of their every day life. There are many illustrations throughout the poem Beowulf, that portray the importance of fate to the people. Often, the word fate was used as a way of showing the outcome of what has already come about....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Victim In A New Light

- Upon first reading Aurthur Miller’s The Crucible, it would be easy to mistake Abigail Williams for the key player. When the story is examined, the antagonist is clearly John Proctor. Proctor was the soul inspiration for nearly every act following the dancing in the woods and the second half of the play is very dependant on him. Though John Proctor appears very simple in the beginning of the play, the reader soon discovers there is much more motivating him. He is very confused and tormented by guilt and suspicion....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Macbeth a Victim of Choice not Fate

- The three witches told Macbeth of his fate. Did the events in Macbeth?s life occur because of the witches. prophesy or was it because of the choices he made. Could there possibly be some of both. What caused Macbeth to fall. Was it his fate or his free will. To begin, we look at the first prediction of the witches. They call him by the names of ?Thane of Glamis?, which he already is, ?Thane of Cawdor. (a title he does not know he has been given), and "King hereafter." As a result, the first two things the witches tell him aren?t prophesies because they have already happened....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Fate

- Fate Webster defines fate as a “ a power thought to control all events and impossible to resist” “a persons destiny.” This would imply that fate has an over whelming power over the mind. This thing called fate is able to control a person and that person has no ability to change it. Its been proven time and time again that the human mind can over come any obstacle. An asset to the mind is a persons will. With the combination of a person’s mind and their will to decide their own destiny this thing called fate can be over come....   [tags: Fate Destiny Essays]

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Is fate a factor

- Fate is the power that is supposed to settle ahead of time how things will happen. Romeo and Juliet lives were ruled by fate. Even though they thought they should be together fate had different plans for both of them. Fate did not rule in their favour. A large part of the beliefs for both Romeo and Juliet involved fate. They believed in the stars, and that their actions weren't always their own. Romeo, for example, Act1 scene4 line107-113 says, "Some consequence yet hanging in the stars...by some vile forfeit of untimely death....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Fate And Feminism

- Fate And Feminism In both Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw and The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan, the reader is pushed to understand the nature of feminists in a new way. This purpose is carried out with the use of multiple feminist characters, a drastic change in a characters outlook on their situation, and the concept of making your own destiny. The protagonists in both of these literary works is female, and they are amazingly similar considering Shaw wrote Pygmalion eighty seven years before The Kitchen God's Wife was published in 1991....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Destiny, Fate, Free Will and Free Choice in Oedipus the King - Oedipus as Victim of Prophecy

- Oedipus as Victim of Fate I strongly believe that Oedipus is a victim of fate. By trying to avoid the oracle that foretold his life he was at the same time fulfilling his fate. It was fate that led his father to Delphi to find out the destiny of his Oedipus. Also, it was fate, which made Laius and Jocaste to make the decision to kill their son. It was Oedipus’s fate that the shepherd didn't kill him. Fate also made him leave Corinth, when he was trying to avoid killing his father and marrying his mother....   [tags: Oedipus Rex Essays]

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Fate or Free Will

- Fate or Free Will It is known that in Shakespeare's tragedic plays, main characters die in the end such as Romeo and Juliet as stated in the prologue. Since Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy, Romeo and Juliet are going to die in the end. Some events have to lead to their deaths, and someone makes these events happen. The families who commenced this fiery feud did something that led to all the other events that caused the death of "a pair of star-crossed lovers" (Prologue, 6). The Capulets and Montagues would be most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because if their ancestors didn't start the fighting, and they didn't continue it, nothing terrible would have happene...   [tags: Papers]

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Fate in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Fate in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet The phrase “a pair of star-crossed” lovers first appears in the prologue of the story so you immediately get the impression of a love story. The Elizabethans were big fans of astrology and horoscopes and the idea of fate was a big part of the Elizabethan lifestyle. Throughout the story the characters mention fate, or how its God’s choice to make there decisions. The reader knows immediately that Romeo and Juliet are going to die after reading the prologue so the questions are asked why would two star-crossed lovers end up dying....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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Caliban in William Shakespeare´s The Tempest: The Victim Undercover as a Villain

- ... Miranda tells him that he isn't capable of being trained to be good, but he is capable of anything evil. Caliban might have been Miranda's victim, but he was also a villain towards her. He mistreated her by attempting to rape her. "… In mine own cell till thou didst seek to violate/ The honor of my child"(1.2.417-18). Obviously Miranda has not forgiven him, for she is disgusted by this dramatic event. Caliban has a strong love for the island. Unfortunately, Prospero has stolen the island from him....   [tags: victim, pitied, villian, relationship, island]

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Oedipus: Victim of Fate or He Deserves What He Got?

- Fate is the development of events beyond a person's control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power. It is a very common theme used in literature. We’ve seen examples from stories such as: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Iliad. We’ve been reading Oedipus the King written by Sophocles. My main thesis that I would be talking about is if: Oedipus was actually a victim of fate, or did he deserve what he got. In my opinion, Oedipus does not deserve what he got and is a victim of fate. This is because all his actions were unintentional....   [tags: Oedipus, fate, ]

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Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

- The tragic display of the life of Oedipus in Sophocles’ masterful work, Oedipus the King, flawlessly encompasses the consequences of fate and our obliviousness towards the future. As clarified by Bernard Knox, tragedy contends to “the problem of man’s true stature, his proper place in the universe”. Oedipus’s crimes against his family were not only fated to transpire, but they were outside of his control. Oedipus’s certainty of knowledge, his decisions based on this certainty, and cursed fate led to his inability of altering his future, therefore ensuring the prophecy....   [tags: fate, decisions, prophecy]

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Opedipus Free Will and Fate in Opedipus Rex by Sophocles

- Oedipus Free Will and Fate Have you ever been told that you would kill your father and marry your mother because that what Oedipus Rex was told by prophecy. In this play called Oedipus Rex, Sophocles uses his play to show the theme of free will versus fate. This play explores what is a Oedipus free will and fate and how much a this prophecy controls him. Also how can prophecy be prevented and how it affects Oedipus family. It is known that Oedipus will fulfill the prophecy of “Apollo said through his prophet that I was man who should marry his own mother, shed his father blood” LL.(945-447) but what isn’t known is how him or Jocasta will react and finding if the prophecy is infact true....   [tags: family, prophecy, fate]

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Fate or Free Will

- The first script play that we’ve discussed is Oedipus Rex. Each classmates expressed their opinion about one of the three characters, Oedipus, Jocasta, and Creon, and how their action are either fated and free will. My opinion about fate and free will is solely based on Oedipus. However, his fate was in King Laius and Jocasta’s hands and they had a chance to change it. The prophecy is based on action throughout the person’s life and will affect others as well. To summarize of what was going on in the Oedipus play....   [tags: prophecy, incest, greek]

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Fate and Choice in Sophocles Writing

- It seems as if Bernard Knox is inside Sophocles mind when he states that tragedy deals with, “the problem of man’s true stature, his proper place in the universe” because in Oedipus the King Oedipus is unable to control the situations he is put in but is accountable for his crimes. Fate plays a major role in the tragedy because Oedipus does not have control over the statements of the Oracle, even if he believes otherwise. Also the flaw of Oedipus that he believes he has certainty of knowledge because of how he was come to be raised is a result of fate and something he could not control....   [tags: knowledge, fate, choices]

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Rome and Juliet: Victims of Fate

- The phenomenon of fate is exemplified on a daily bases in society. Fate can be best described as many acts ironically going in the opposite direction that one expects. From the beginning of the Shakespearean play Romeo and Juliet the two characters are called, “star cross’d lovers,” fate produces the destiny of their death. Events like Friar Laurence’s well deceived planes gone wrong, the timing of Romeo and Juliet’s suicide and finally the issue of their families feuding in the first place are examples of how wrongly fate spoke to Romeo and Juliet....   [tags: shakespeare, literary essays]

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The Power of Fate and Karma in Macbeth

- Throughout life, many of us will find ourselves in some of the worst situations that leave us wondering who’s to blame. The truth is that the misfortunes that befall us are due to our own actions and sometimes due to fate or bad luck. Fate is one person's destiny and it can not be understood by simple mortals but a greater power beyond human comprehension. Fate is so powerful that it can control a person's outcome on life before it happens. Many people tend to become victims of fate in which they catch a glimpse of what their future is going to look like, but do not totally take hold of the outcome....   [tags: fate, karma, macbeth, shakespeare]

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Was Tess of the D’urbervilles Blameless or Partially Responsible for Her Fate?

- Tess of the D’urbervilles was a wildly controversial novel in its time. The novel’s questioning of religious belief and social hierarchy are still discussed today. Critics disagree on Tess’ role in her own life’s course: whether she made decisions or whether her fate was decided for her, and to what extent she is to blame for her rape, her marriage failure, and the death of Alec D’Urberville. In my view, Tess can only be held partially responsible for the events which befall her. She can be considered unlucky since the events are often spoken of as being out of her control....   [tags: Tess of the D’urbervilles, fate,]

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Oedipus the King: Free Will or Fate?

- Oedipus the King: Free Will or Fate. A common debate that still rages today is whether we as a species have free will or if some divine source, some call it fate, controls our destiny. The same debate applies to Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus. Does Oedipus control his actions, or are they predetermined by the gods. It’s that question that makes Oedipus a classic, and many different people think many different things. With all the oracles and talk of prophecies, its obvious that there is some divine intervention in Oedipus....   [tags: Destiny, Fate, Free Will, Free Choice]

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Fate

- Throughout the course of a lifetime, people question every event that happens, whether it be fortunate or to their disadvantage. Some believe that it is fate, whom is the culprit at hand, leaving them the only option of accepting what comes to them. Others, however, insist that they have complete control over their lives and the free will to decide what will happen. Yet, to answer the question of whether or not one's life is determined or if it is the result of free will, one must understand the difference between the two....   [tags: Papers]

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Fate and The Circunstancial Downfall of Character in Oedipus Rex

- Circumstantial Downfall Fate and the circumstantial downfall of characters (usually surrounding the protagonist) is a reoccurring theme seen throughout the Eras of theatre (specifically between the plays Oedipus Rex [Greek Theatre] and King Lear [Elizabethan Thatre.]) Fate and falling victim to circumstance is one of the same; fate is just a predetermination made by a higher being (gods,) while circumstance is almost always the result of causation; contrary to the psychological phrase correlation does not imply causation which means that a relation between two variables does not imply that one is the cause of the other....   [tags: sophocles, king lear]

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Fate in Holes by Louis Eochar

- Humans tend to believe that supreme super-natural forces explain what they don't understand or the impossible. An example is that a greater force or a more powerful being called a God or a Godess or the stars chooses people's life for them, we call this destiny. Other people seem to think that coincidences are supernatural also and Muslims believe that every human is born with a book that conotains all of thier future. These ideas all represent the meaning of life as seen by fate or destiny. In the novel "Holes| by Louis Eochar, the idea of fate is very important and the main character Stanley Yelnats experiences this in both a positve and a negative way....   [tags: concidences, life, fate, destiny]

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Fate of Bad Gods: The Holocaust

- Before they boarded on the train, many Jews dreamed of a different life style in a big Jewish community in Auschwitz. Adolph Hitler executed the Holocaust so openly and deceivingly to the Jews that many Germans could have redeemed it, if not prevented. The Generals, Officers, Commanders, Lieutenants, Guards of Germany were people with moral values but they had been completely brainwashed. Did this happen by fate. If so, who’s in charge. No one, even Gods, had the power to cope with the Holocaust immediately....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Oedipus' Fate from the Gods and His Choices

- Many times in life, people think they can determine their own destiny, but, as the Greeks believe, people cannot change fate the gods set. Though people cannot change their fate, they can take responsibility for what fate has brought them. In the story Oedipus, by Sophocles, a young king named Oedipus discovers his dreadful fate. With this fate, he must take responsibility and accept the harsh realities of what’s to come. Oedipus is a very hubris character with good intentions, but because he is too confident, he suffers....   [tags: Oedipus, fate, ]

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The Victimless Creator and the Victim

- ... He makes you feel bad about what he has done to hurt you. He says “I only did it because you did it first”. He always ask for a ride to different places. He ask for money just so he can do something that’s gone stop him from getting a job. He is a very unconsidered person, he will wait until the last minute to do something. Like I was at work he could had taken care of his business, but instead he waited until I went to go handle my business and at that time we did not have no one to watch our son....   [tags: personal reflections]

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Essay on Freedom and Fate in Moll Flanders

- Freedom and Fate in Moll Flanders Are people who believe in freewill simply ignorant of the reasons of their actions. In the context of Defoe's Moll Flanders, this question may result in considerable debate. Was Flanders free or was she predetermined to live a wicked and improper life mired in years of penitence. Did the whorish behavior of Moll's mother predetermine Moll's actions. Certainly there is no question that Flanders was a criminal - she was a whore, a thief, and she practiced incest....   [tags: Moll Flanders Essays]

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Fate of the Lustful in Canto V of Inferno

- As we all know, a first impression is a lasting one. As true as this statement may be, when reading between the lines of someone’s seemingly innocent story, they can turn out to be totally different people. In Canto 5 of Inferno, this exact phenomenon is portrayed. Canto 5 brings us to the second circle of Hell, the circle for the lustful souls, where we meet Francesca and Paolo. These two sinners tell Dante a woeful tale of love and betrayal through their tears. Francesca, the woman who tells the story seems so pitiful and sad, not because of what she had done, but because she is in Hell....   [tags: sinners, love, death]

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Fate as a Pitcher, Life as a Ball

- Many people go through their lives questioning what would have happened if some aspects had been different. What if a person’s worst enemy had been his/her best friend. Would he/she be a different person if he/she had grown up in a different town. Such questions as these can puzzle a person in reality, as well as in literature. In Shakespeare’s tragedy, Hamlet, the protagonist raises the question of fate in the second scene of the fifth act, “There’s a divinity that shapes our ends.” Through the actions of the characters, a disastrous outcome is unfolded....   [tags: Character Analysis, Laertes, Claudius]

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Rape : A Victim Of Sexual Assault

- In about the time it takes you to brush your teeth, someone is becoming a victim of sexual assault. In 2013 there were 334,297 reported cases of sexual assault , of those, 44% of the victims were under the age of 18, according to Rape, Assault, Incest National Network or RAINN. Over half, 68%, of sexual assaults are not reported to authorities, and because of that 98% of rapists will never see the inside of a jail cell. Sadly there is an even more shocking statistic, 4/5 victims know who their assaulter is....   [tags: Rape, Sexual assault, Sexual intercourse, Victim]

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Personality verses Fate

- In all of Shakespeare’s plays there is a common pattern. This pattern is Aristotle’s “Tragic Hero”. In order for the play to follow this theme there must be a character that is of noble birth, he must cause his own downfall, that regrets what he has done, and then dies. All of Shakespeare’s plays follow this theme, all except Hamlet. Hamlet follows a different theme called a “Revenge Play”. The Revenge play is based off of a play called the “Spanish Tragedy” by Thomas Kyd. The Revenge play was very popular during the Renaissance....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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A Child Victim Of Domestic Violence

- My family would have been considered a picture perfect family. My father, the hard working bread winner, my mother, the well place stay at home homemaker, and my siblings, two sisters and one brother. On paper, we looked like an episode of the Cosby Show. However, behind closed doors, there was a different story to tell. Being a child victim of domestic violence, I recall my younger years as being pretty gruesome. Watching my mother being abused by my father had taken a toll on me and my siblings....   [tags: Child abuse, Domestic violence, Marriage, Abuse]

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Clyde: Result of Fate or Bad Choices?

- James Allen stated, “Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.” An American Tragedy, written by Theodore Dreiser, demonstrates the power of choice through the life of Clyde Griffiths. He is doomed to failure due to the choices he made in life. By ignoring consequences in order to satisfy his needs and wants, Clyde proves that his decisions were free will and not the result of fate....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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Oedipus: A Victim of Fate

- Oedipus was a victime of fate, his futur was foretold by an Oracle, he had no way of knowing that his wife was his mother nor that the stranger he killed was his father. Oedipus could not prevent his own downfall. Oedipus was the king of Thebes, he became king when he cured the city of a deadly plague. He cured the plague by solving the riddle of the mythical creature, the Sphinkx. Now the city is suffering from another plague and as king Oedipus must solve the riddle of this one. When Oedipus was born he was taken to an Oracle, this was custom for the rich....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Guilt Of A Victim

- The Guilt of a Victim Some of the most disturbing truths are told in silent whispers masked in the noise of living. You aren 't aware that you heard the message until long after it has seeped into you subconscious and taken root in your psyche. This is an art in storytelling, an art so few can recognize, and even fewer can replicate. Such beautiful craftsmanship is Katherine Mansfield 's story of “The Fly,” in which, behind the scenes, a dismal message of grief and guilt and the limits of the human mind are told through two dying men and one dying fly....   [tags: Mind, Consciousness, Thought, Death]

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Victim Precipitation Is A Theory

- Victim precipitation is a theory in criminology that analyzes how a victim 's interaction with the offender may have contributed to the crime being committed. Variation of intent by the offender and how the victim may or may not have contributed to the crime, regardless of the actions. With some offenders looking for the right situation to commit a crime, others show little to no prior intent. The approach with assumption that all offenders are equal in their drive and desire to engage in criminal activity was untenable....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Victimology, Victim]

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Oedipus The King : The Fate Of Fate

- Oedipus The King Discovers His Fate In today’s culture we live our personal decisions that we strongly believe in In the play Oedipus The King by Sophocles fate is constantly hidden and freewill uncovers his Destiny. Odious is battling against is his fate. In the beginning of the play Oedipus is hopeful to discover about his family background. He is struggling to accept the truth about his past, and he decides to investigate his past, and he becomes his own worst enemy by destroying relationship with his family and with himself....   [tags: Oedipus the King, Sophocles, Oedipus, Jocasta]

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Desdemona as a Tragic Victim in ‘Othello’

- In Shakespeare’s play “Othello” the main characters Othello and Desdemona suffer a tragic fate due to their actions and unforeseen circumstances. A majority of Desdemona’s suffering is down to Iago’s manipulation. However, it could also be argued that Iago is not completely to blame for the misfortune of Desdemona. We as the readers can see evidence of this at certain points in the play where Iago has planted the seeds of despair and Desdemona and Othello have fallen for his plans. In this essay, I will look at key moments in the play where Desdemona is presented as a tragic victim by the writer and justify why she is a tragic victim using quotes from the play....   [tags: Othello, characters, shakespeare, ]

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The Protagonist as Victim in Oedipus the King and Hamlet

- The Protagonist as Victim in Oedipus the King and Hamlet       In Sophocle's Oedipus the King and William Shakespeare's Hamlet, the unruly forces surrounding the protagonists are the source for their downfall. Fate, women, and divine intervention are the foundation for the protagonists' demise. The protagonists are powerless against these elements, and for that reason, are not responsible for their finish. The uncontrollable force of fate is one component that assists in destroying Oedipus....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Themes Found in The Black Cat, The Premature Burial, and The Cask of Amontillado

- The three stories have one thing in common: they all portray the theme of horror, burial and death. In all the three stories, there is an element of burial; in The Black Cat, the man decides to bury his wife behind one of the walls of his house after accidentally killing her. His intention of burying his wife behind the wall is to prevent the police from accusing him of murder. In The Premature Burial, the narrator is afraid of being buried alive due to his condition but unfortunately, he confirms his worst fear: being buried alive....   [tags: horror, burial, death, victim]

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The Victim - Original Writing

- The Victim - Original Writing It was the first day of term, Wesley entered school feeling nervous. All around him there were cheerful boys and girls in their blue and black uniforms. Although he knew who they were, they acted like he had never existed. Wesley felt as if it was going to be a repeat of last year. As Wesley glanced at the other students he saw the huge solid figure known as the Big Bad Bully: Roy, the boy who bullied Wesley frequently throughout the whole of last year....   [tags: Papers]

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Reconciliation of Opposites in Emerson's Fate

- Reconciliation of Opposites in Emerson's Fate Emerson's Fate is full of interesting ideas. Fate is the absence of chaos. It is rendered void by the intellect; it is the laws of the world and a name for "causes which are unpenetrated". Emerson explains Fate through nature. "Nature magically suits the man to his fortunes" (1118). Society, slouching in its custom-made "civilization", looks down on nature and it’s cruel and nonsensical disposition. Emerson even states, "Nature is no sentimentalist…the world is rough and surly, and will not mind drowning a man or woman; but will swallow your ship like a grain of dust....   [tags: Emerson Fate Essays]

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Fate In Macbeth

- In Macbeth, Shakespeare shows how the witches’ prophecies, Lady Macbeth’s desire for power, and Macbeth’s yearning to be king, affect the fate of the play. In Act I, the witches’ chant show how Shakespeare gives the fate of Macbeth, “Thane of Glamis';, ';Thane of Cawdor';, “that shalt be King hereafter';.( Act 1 scene 3, lines 48-50) He has no other choice, but to believe them because there first two predictions were true. They call him the Thane of Glamis, which he is at the present time....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Will Modern Civilizations Suffer the Same Fate as the Roman Empire?

- “Today, when human beings have the capacity to destroy civilization, we might reflect on humanity’s long and painful climb to the civilized state. (Perry, 2009, pg. 5) As we take a look at the long progression of how humankind has moved from the remote unknown, uncivilized barbaric civilization that it was so long ago, and compare it to present day civilization, one can assume that the surrounding cultures have taken a dramatic turn from what it used to be. But what happens when we contemplate the religion of the world that was once believed long before....   [tags: What is the Fate of Modern Civilizations?]

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Why the Victim Fear to Testify in Court of Law

- Fear of Victims Most of the time people wonder why the victim fear to testify in court of law, and people also imagine what might happen to victim that testify in the court, but to find out the answer, we must first look at the definition of a victim. A victim is a person who has been attacked, injured, robbed, or killed by someone else (Mariam Webster). The victim may be a witness and have to give evidence. More generally, research made it obvious that victims don’t want to testify in court because they fear what may happen to them or their loved ones before, during or after witnessing....   [tags: testify, victims, evidence, court]

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Our Decisions and a Predetermined Fate: Oedipus the King

- Since the dawn of time prophecies have supposedly been passed down directly from the gods unto the prophets. In the ancient Grecian time, god’s word was worshipped and fate was all but fact. In the bible, Moses was one of the most famous prophets. In the 1500s, Nostradamus, who was a French apothecary and seer, wrote an entire collection of prophecies. Throughout history there have been theses men and many more who claimed to know details about the future. Why would so many prophecies become world renowned if there were no truths to them....   [tags: Fate, Oedipus the King, Oedipus Rex,]

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Shylock: Victim or Villain

- Shylock: Victim or Villain "The Merchant of Venice" by Shakespeare is set in the Italian city of Venice in the late 15th century. Originally, it was meant to be a comedy but it seems to have more elements of a tragedy than of a comedy. However the audience of that time would find it amusing to see Shylock, the Jewish moneylender, losing everything because Jews have not been accepted due to the fact their religion and their typical occupation as moneylender, which made the Christians depending of them....   [tags: Papers]

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The Power of Fate in Macbeth

- Fate is one person's destiny, it cannot be understood by mere mortals but a greater power beyond human comprehension. Fate is so powerful that it controls a person's outcome on life before it happens. Many people become victims of fate in which they catch a glimpse of what their future is going to look like, but do not totally grasp the outcome. Macbeth cannot fully comprehend the possible outcome of his fate because he is mortal, and therefore is a victim to his power driven quest and his ultimate fate....   [tags: William Shakespeare]

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The Tragic Fate of Greek Heroes

- The Tragic Fate of Greek Heroes The hero stands as an archetype of who we should be and who we wish to be. However, the hero has inherent flaws, which we do not wish to strive towards. In literature, these flaws are not used as examples of what we should be but rather as examples of what not to be. This is especially dominant in the Greek hero. The Greek hero battles fate with excessive pride and intelligence, yet follows his fate, making serious mistakes. The Greek hero is strong and mighty while his wit and intelligence are highly valued....   [tags: Papers]

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Embrace Fate

- When I was a little girl, I absolutely adored Sesame Street. Within my large collection of Sesame Street paraphernalia was a book titled The Monster at the End of This Book and it featured the blue, furry monster that was actually Grover instead of another famous blue monster who had a soft spot for cookies. I remember curiosity always getting the best of me and finally reaching the end of the book only to find that the monster was just “little ol'” Grover. Although it was a children's book, it had a message that was applicable to everyone....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Shylock: Villain or Victim?

- Shylock: Villain or Victim. In this essay I will look into the question of whether Shylock is villain or victim and then answer it with my own opinion. To do this I intend to examine the following, Shylock and the persecution of the Jews and by focusing on the courtroom scene and the formation of the bond scene. Previous history ---------------- Jews have been previously persecuted even before 1500 in Spain, Rome, France, the Middle East, Western Europe and Austria. They have suffered exile, torture, conversion, been massacred and even had their land Israel taken by the Turks....   [tags: Papers]

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The Protagonist in Willima Shakespeare´s Othello

- The central character, or protagonist, in William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello, The Moor of Venice is Othello. Aristotle defined the concept of a tragic hero as the destruction of a noble person, usually with a personal flaw, and this flaw determines their fate. Othello is a tragic hero with a tragic flaw in one of Shakespeare’s most known tragedies. Shakespeare so prominently exhibits the tragic flaw Othello obtains, allowing implications and thoughts, to overrun reality and show how just the insecurity one possesses can allow a person to become powerless....   [tags: tragic, hero, flaw, fate, mistrust]

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Never Be a Victim

- ... He is a Victim because life controls him. When we talk, he will often complain about his car breaking down or failing a class in college but he won’t accept responsibility and he does little to prevent it from happening again. My friend Andrew has a Creator personality for various reasons. The first reason is that, he always allows himself a chance to overcome any obstacle. For example: he started taking college classes early when he was sixteen. He started early so that if he fails a class, he will have an extra semester to retake it....   [tags: mind sets, reactions to difficulties in life]

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Macbeth, by William Shakespeare

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

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The Role of Fate in Oedipus Rex

- In Oedipus Rex, fate is something that unavoidably befalls two characters. The gods decide Oedipus and Jocasta’s fate even before they know it. Trying to avoid destiny is pointless because no matter what, it will catch up to you where ever you are. It is often thought that you can change your destiny, but in reality our fate was put into action the day we were born. Throughout the play, Oedipus tries to change his fate. When he confirms through two messengers and an oracle that he is destined to marry his mother and kill his father, he completely panics....   [tags: Oedipus Rex]

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Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles

- “My parents are really well intended, and I think their way of dealing with things is denial and guilt. Nobody wanted to talk about it. But all I did was blame myself.” This quote, from actress Teri Hatcher about her own childhood also relates to Oedipus’s situation from Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. Sophocles‘ Oedipus Rex tells the story of a monarch named Oedipus whowho becomes the unfortunate victim of circumstances beyond his control. In Oedipus Rex, Oedipus‘ downfall is not a result of excessive hubris or his actions, but rather his parents’ disgraceful actions and uncontrollable aspects of fate....   [tags: Summary, Fate, Character Actions]

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Standards for Disaster Victim Identification

- ... The remains could be in a fragile state, it is therefore extremely important to document and preserve evidence. Everything must be photographed from the surrounding area, to the victims remains, to the victims themselves. Phase 2 is the mortuary phase. During the mortuary phase, the victims remains are brought to a separate location to be catalogued and stored. Often that storage location will be in a cool dry location, such as ice piles and refrigerated containers, much like the coolers in the morgue, except bigger....   [tags: remains, forces, experts]

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Shylock: A Villain or a Victim?

- In The Merchant of Venice, it seems that William Shakespeare often invites the audience to feel hatred towards Shylock, but perhaps William Shakespeare means to invite the audience to feel the opposite. Shylock is shown as someone who is incredibly money hungry, materialistic, and only cares about his ducats rather than the fact that his own daughter, Jessica, has abandoned him for a Christian fellow named Lorenzo. Throughout The Merchant of Venice, it is easy to see why one would think of Shylock as the symbol of the devil, but perhaps William Shakespeare intended for Shylock to be portrayed as the misunderstood victim....   [tags: Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice]

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Illegal Victims Of Human Trafficking

- The United States is home to international victims of human trafficking from all over the world. These individuals, mostly women and children, leave their native countries with promise of safety, refuge, and work but in turn, are unwillingly made prostitutes or forced into different types of labor. The individuals that are saved, or the ones who escape this imprisonment, want nothing more than to have the new safe start in life in the land of opportunity that they were promised. Instead, they are threatened to be deported back to their home countries only to be persecuted against and live their lives in fear....   [tags: Human trafficking, Victim, The Victim, Slavery]

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The Assault Of A Victim

- assault; most of these (79%) were hurt prior to any sexual contact. Controlling for the context of the assault (use of force by the assailant, age of the respondent at the time of the assault, etc.), Hispanics and non-Hispanic Whites did not differ in their use of resistance strategies. (Sorenson, Siegel 97.)” As stated earlier in the paper, the overall mental and physical health of a victim is always different. Anger is another common feeling that people will feel. Knowing that someone attacked them and made them feel vulnerable and weak is something that would make almost anyone angry about....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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Human Trafficking : A Victim Of Sex Trafficking

- Human Trafficking At age fourteen, she thought she had the whole world figured out. Rolling her eyes at her parents two rooms down, she threw her bag over her shoulder and climbed through the small window. With the twisted intentions to teach her mother a lesson, the young girl ran across the yard, heading for the road. She believed that she would be coming back by lunchtime the next day, only running away long enough to make her parents worry. She thought that she was safe out there on her own, but she was wrong....   [tags: Human trafficking, Prostitution, Poverty, Victim]

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Fate in Medea

- Observation and Interpretation: Throughout the text, fate and the gods are blamed for the cause of the problems, however subsequent choices made later on by the characters appear to be free will, however are actually influenced by fate and the gods. So what?: This makes the audience blame the gods for the overall out come, but still blame the main character for her choices. Quotes: P48 l. 1014-1015 “The gods/ And my evil-hearted plots have led to this.” P39 l. 717 “What good luck chance has brought you.” P61 l....   [tags: Classics Medea Greek Essays]

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Is Shylock a Villain or a Victim?

- In this essay I will try to discover is Shylock a villain or a victim, in the William Shakespeare play “A Merchant of Venice” It is difficult to say if Shylock is a complete villain or a victim, as his character is complex and ambiguous. However, it is difficult to view Shylock as anything other than a devious, bloodthirsty and heartless villain in the majority of the play. There are a few points in the story where he can be viewed as victimised, as most Jews were at that time, but Shakespeare has purposely portrayed Shylock as a stereotypical Jew, greedy, and obsessed with money....   [tags: A Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare]

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Is Shylock a Villain or a Victim?

- In this essay I will try to discover is Shylock a villain or a victim, in the William Shakespeare play “The Merchant of Venice” It is difficult to say if Shylock is a complete villain or a victim, as his character is complex and ambiguous. However, it is difficult to view Shylock as anything other than a devious, bloodthirsty and heartless villain in the majority of the play. There are a few points in the story where he can be viewed as victimised, as most Jews were at that time, but Shakespeare has purposely portrayed Shylock as a stereotypical Jew, greedy, and obsessed with money....   [tags: The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare]

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Romeo and Juliet Victims of Fate

- Romeo and Juliet Victims of Fate Even though nobody likes it, bad luck exists. There is no way to get rid of it, it is just a part of life. Not everything can go the way someone wants it to. If something random happens to someone and it favours them, like winning the lottery, then that is good luck for that person. Likewise, if something random happens to someone and it is unfavourable, like a rampaging rhinoceros escaping from a nearby zoo and brutally slaughtering them and 23 other people, that would be bad luck....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Fate : Fate And Fate

- In Oedipus Rex, fate is something that unavoidably befalls two characters. The gods decide Oedipus and Jocasta’s fate even before they know it. Trying to avoid destiny is pointless because no matter what, it will catch up to you where ever you are. It is often thought that you can change your destiny, but in reality our fate was put into action the day we were born. Throughout the play, Oedipus tries to change his fate. When he confirms through two messengers and an oracle that he is destined to marry his mother and kill his father, he completely panics....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Jocasta, Ismene]

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Bullying Is A Victim Of Bullying

- An estimated amount of 160,000 students across the United States miss school each day due to being a victim of bullying. From a present study 29% of students involved in bullying, 14% of the children were said to be victims, 7% were bullies, and 8% were bullies and victims. The worst type of social behavior stems from bullying, and leads to complications in a student’s future. Bullying is a way of expressing aggressive behavior that is intended, and continuous that sometimes leads to physical or mental injuries....   [tags: Bullying, Abuse, Relational aggression]

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The Victim Offender Mediation And Restorative Justice

- The Victim Offender Mediation Association was developed out of the informal network of practitioners, researchers, and theorists in victim-offender mediation and restorative justice in the early 1980’s. It was originally called the U.S. Association for Victim-Offender Mediation and became VOMA in 1997. Being an international organization there are currently 350 members and 30 agency members in the 40 states and 7 countries. Victim-offender mediation programs around the world have increased to more than 1200 since 1990....   [tags: Restorative justice, Victim, Criminal justice]

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Questioning the Fate of Antigone

- I chose to write my essay over a topic revolving around the question of whether Antigone’s death could have been saved or whether it was even changeable. The article The Death of Antigone wrote by Joseph S. Morgan gives opinions by the writer that suggests answers to these questions. Joseph explains the opinion of scholars that suggest that Creon could have chosen the fate of Antigone or Creon was unable to save Antigone. He does not seem to agree or disagree with the opinions being held, rather explaining why each opinion is not questionable....   [tags: Joseph S Morgan, The Death of Creon]

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Fate or Choice

- Destiny is no matter of chance. It’s a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved,” quoted by William Jennings Bryan. One of the most debated questions in history is whether our lives are ruled by fate or by own choice. William Shakespeare brings this question into play in his production Romeo and Juliet. Although fate does seam to be ruling over every situation, I believe that choice has more to do with this story then it’s really credited to. Even in the opening lines, this play drills into your head the inevitable outcome of the two lover’s deaths....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Danger Level For Each Victim

- For this assignment I will predict the danger level for each victim as well as associate the danger level for each victim to actions of the advocate or the detective. In addition, I will create a solution that would correctly treat victims without allowing the system to re-victimize them. For each scenario questions will be developed as well as a development of possible answers for each question for each scenario. Furthermore, I will hypothesize on how past insufficiencies in victims ' rights could have led to a different ending to each scenario....   [tags: Domestic violence, Abuse, Criminology, Victim]

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Oedipus the King: A Victim of Fate

- Oedipus the King would not have been successful throughout centuries as a tragic play, if Oedipus were clearly responsible for his own tragedy. The play's ongoing success was do to Oedipus' innocence which immediately makes one think he can not be fully responsible and to blame. I do not believe Sophocles would have wrote the story, or I do not think people would have ever read it or studied it had it simply been a story of a criminal's retribution. Sophocles himself believed Oedipus to be the innocent victim of an ironic tragedy, and built the play around this belief....   [tags: Oedipus Rex Essays]

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Victim Mentality

- What does it mean to be a victim. Is there a certain type of victim or is being a victim universal. When I think about a victim, I think about family abuse, rape, incest, tempted murder victims and etc. There are many kinds of victims because a victim is when a person is hurt by another in a malicious way. Victims are not all of a certain race; it can affect anybody regardless of their race, religion, or their social classes. When a person is being victimize, that are they truly think in their mind....   [tags: Social Issues, Abuse]

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Fate

- FATE Fate. Fate is what controls our lives...or so some people think. Now what is the actual definition of Fate. The supposed force, principle, or power that predetermines events; the inevitable events predestined by this force. Now look at the word supposed. We don't even know if Fate exsists. If it does, why does it have to be predestined or predetermined. PRE is a prefix that means before. Now Fate happens based on something before. I thought it happened then and there not before. Some people believe a certian "god" or a selected individual controls their lives....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Ripper's Next Victim

- ... It wasn’t much of a job with only a few people lingering nearby looking at the body and the large volume of blood that had begun to dry on the cobbled alley. Violence and death mingled daily in the East End so it was nothing more than a curiosity to most. Mary Ann Nichols, known as Polly to her friends and family, was found just after 3:30 a.m. on Friday, August 31st, in Buck’s Row. Her throat had been severed through to the spine. Her abdomen was torn open with several small, almost neat incisions bordering the gaping wound....   [tags: personal narrative]

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William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

- Humanity has struggled with the enormity of fate since the beginning of existence. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth demonstrate fate’s wicked nature where its collision with mortals results in absolute tragedy. However, in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, fate assumes a lighter identity, a stark contrast to fate’s usually ugly face. This new role also demonstrates a new relationship between man and fate. Shakespeare’s use of dramatic irony illustrates the parallel between the mortal and immortal worlds to present the grave concept of fate in an unthreatening manner, thus enabling man to comprehend the inexplicable....   [tags: Play Analysis, Reality and Fate, Comedy]

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Fate in "The Aeneid"

- It is consistently difficult to understand in old world literature, from Homeric epics to Virgil's work, The Aeneid, what the relation of fate is to the Pantheon of gods. There seems to be an ongoing debate within the texts discussing whether "fate" is the supreme ruling force in the universe and the controlling element of the lives of men, or whether fate is the will of the king of gods, Jupiter. In, The Aeneid, several situations and instances of the use of fate are presented to the reader. The direction and destination of Aeneas's course are preordained, and his various sufferings and glories in battle and at sea over the course of the epic merely postpone his unchangeable destiny....   [tags: World Literature]

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Fate in Macbeth

- Fate can be defined many different ways. Webster's Dictionary defines fate as a power that supposedly predetermines events. Fate is synonymous to the word destiny, which suggests that events are unavoidable and unchangeable. Whatever happens in life is meant to be and cannot be changed by mankind. In Shakespeare's Macbeth, fate plays an important role in the lives of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth and Banquo. "All hail, Macbeth Hail to thee, thane of Glamis. All hail, Macbeth Hail to thee, thane of Cawdor....   [tags: William Shakespeare]

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Destiny, Fate, Free Will and Free Choice in Oedipus the King - Defining Fate

- Fate in Oedipus Rex       During ancient times, the Greeks believed very strongly in a concept called "fate".  What is "fate"?  Fate can be defined as a cause beyond human control that determines events.  It can also be defined as the outcome or end of some sort.  In "Oedipus Rex", King Oedipus is a character that lived by fate and died by fate.  This element of fate truly impacted the storyline and the plot, while allowing for some interesting developments that may have been unforeseen by the viewing audience....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]

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Bullying Is A Victim Of Bullying

- Insecure. Loser. Humiliated. Depressed. Powerless. Distressed. These are only a few words that describe how a child, who is a victim of bullying feels. School bullying is an intent to cause pain on a child by his or her peer(s). It 's a form of mentally, physically, and/or verbal abuse. School bullying is devastating to a child. Not only does it affect a child 's self-esteem and their self-confidence but their education as well. The point is that school bullying is a very serious matter and should not be tolerated, especially when a child 's education is at stake....   [tags: Bullying, Education, Abuse, School bullying]

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