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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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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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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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Blind Faith Exposed in The Victim of Aulis

- Blind Faith Exposed in The Victim of Aulis      During World War II, an entire race of people was decimated as a result of blind adherence to one charismatic ruler; the holocaust has become emblematic of the senseless horror of war and the loss of innocent lives. Perhaps influenced by World War II, the Korean War, and the questioning of complete adherence to authority, whose seeds were just breaking through the glorious façade of the 1950's suburban idyll, Dannie Abse wrote "The Victim of Aulis" in 1951-6....   [tags: Victim of Aulis Essays]

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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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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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Historical Criticism of Mans Fate

- Historical Criticism of Mans Fate Man’s Fate is a fictional story based on the 1927 Chinese revolution in Shanghai. The main characters, Ch’en, Kyo, May, Katov, and Old Gisors represent different facets of Malraux’s belief system and personality. The story opens where Ch’en is in the room of a sleeping man who he’s about to assassinate. The assassination of the businessman can be seen as the destruction of the capitalism Malraux saw as the cause of the “oppressed and exploited Chinese” (Greenlee 59)....   [tags: essays papers]

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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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Toyota in Valenciennes, France: Cultural Communication and the Fate of the Yaris

- Toyota in Valenciennes, France: Cultural Communication and the Fate of the Yaris Claude Boulle, former Ministry of Labor official and current Vice President of Administration at the Toyota Onnaing production facility, quietly sat at his desk among a sea of executives in a collective, open work space. Despite having worked at Toyota's Onnaing automotive factory in the suburbs of Valenciennes, France for several years, Boulle felt uncomfortable at his desk; he still was not used to the Japanese style of shared working space....   [tags: Business Analysis]

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Author's Treatment of Fate and the Supernatural in Short Stories Written Before 1914

- Author's Treatment of Fate and the Supernatural in Short Stories Written Before 1914 Using a selection of short stories written before 1914, compare and contrast their authors’ treatment of fate and/or the supernatural I understand the term supernatural to be an event or being that is abnormal in some way and for which there is no rational explanation. Although traditionally the supernatural is confined to spiritual beings, such as ghosts, I perceive it to have a much wider meaning. I will be investigating how certain writers of short stories view the supernatural and how they adapt it into their stories....   [tags: Short Stories Yellow Wallpaper Lost Hearts Essays]

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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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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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The Victim

- The Victim As a victim Lester Ballard, the main character in Child of God by Cormac McCarthy, never thought that victimizing and murdering others was unjust. If justification is law according to the theory of an eye for an eye, then in many ways Ballard had justification for his actions. Ballard lived by the golden rule, which is to treat others as you wish to be treated. In the following paragraphs I will explain how Lester is a victim and why he is justified to victimize others. GRAPH Lester Ballard did not have the happy, normal childhood we all expect or imagine everyone to have....   [tags: Essays 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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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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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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A Victim of Despair

- A Victim of Despair How many of you have read or heard the story of Frankenstein. I'm sure some of you may remember reading Mary Shelly's novel or watching one of the many versions of the movie.Have you ever noticed that most of the stories about Frankenstein are shown only through Victor Frankenstein's experiences. What about the monster he created. Have you ever wondered what the monster's side of the story was. Well, you're in for a big surprise because tonight on Novel News, the monster that Victor Frankenstein created will be here to share his side of the story....   [tags: Frankenstein Mary Shelley Creative Essays]

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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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Fate in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Fate in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Before starting to decide to what extent fate was responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, I should first decide what is fate. According to the dictionary, fate is the 'inevitable destiny or necessity destined term of life; doom.' This basically means, that fate can be described as a pre-planned sequence of events influencing ones life. In Romeo and Juliet, it is obviously true to say that fate was a contributor to the deaths of the young couple, but could it have been the sole contributor....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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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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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 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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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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Rape is NOT the Victim's Fault

- The question is unthinkable given the conditions: “Did you ever have a sexually transmitted disease?” This is one of the first questions to which a rape victim must respond. In what way does her sexual history play any role in her case against a defendant. We have “double jeopardy” to protect people from unfair prosecution, but rape victims are repeatedly put on trial over and over for crimes perpetrated against them. Prosecutors are allowed to judge rape victims in a critical light, aggressively emphasizing many factors related to her personal life, her appearance, or her action just prior to the rape that she endured....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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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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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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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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Macbeth is a Victim in Shakespeare's Macbeth

- Victims are the unfortunate people who suffer from disadvantageous circumstances in their lives. They can also be perceived as those who are sacrificed, supposedly for the greater good of others, in an effort to restore the natural order of the world. This is what has become of the character Macbeth in William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Macbeth has become a victim of the women he encounters, such as his wife Lady Macbeth, and the witches who seek him out to use for their fiendish purposes. The Thanes Lennox, Ross and Angus forsake and desert him in his time of need, leaving him victim to the English army and the Scotsmen who have betrayed him....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hamlet as Victim of a Corrupt World

- Hamlet as Victim of a Corrupt World Troubled by royal treason, ruthless scheming, and a ghost, Denmark is on the verge of destruction. Directly following King Hamlet's death, the widowed Queen Gertrude remarried Claudius, the King's brother. Prince Hamlet sees the union of his mother and uncle as a "hasty and incestuous" act (Charles Boyce, 232). He then finds out that Claudius is responsible for his father's treacherous murder. His father's ghost asks Hamlet to avenge his death and Hamlet agrees....   [tags: William Shakespeare Hamlet]

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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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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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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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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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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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In this essay I will be investigating the fate and characteristics of

- In this essay I will be investigating the fate and characteristics of a tragic hero in a play A View From The Bridge written by Arthur Miller. The character discussed in this essay is a longshoreman named Eddie Carbone. In this essay I will be investigating the fate and characteristics of a tragic hero in a play "A View From The Bridge" written by Arthur Miller. The character discussed in this essay is a longshoreman named Eddie Carbone - a responsible family man living in the rough neighborhoods of Red hook, Brooklyn, New York....   [tags: English Literature]

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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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The Fate of The Donner Party

- Desperate times call for desperate measures. This advice has been used as a way to justify questionable actions in times of despair for many years. Following the advice, the Donner Party did whatever they could to survive. Stuck in a snowstorm, the group is believed to have reverted back to animalistic ways, and devoured each other to survive. While no one knows the truth of that fateful winter, many agree that cannibalism was their main form of survival. Though the Donner Party’s travels were not well documented and many details remain controversial, it is evident that they resorted to cannibalism to survive....   [tags: American History, Cannibalism Theory]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Macbeth: Tyrant, Murderer, Victim

- When Macbeth was written and first performed in 1606, James I was on the throne of England. James had in fact become the patron of Shakespeare's acting company, and had bestowed upon the company the title of the `King's Men.' It is likely that Macbeth was not only written, but also first performed especially for King James. James, who traced his ancestry back to Banquo, was a Scot and had been James VI of Scotland before ascending to the English throne in 1603. Therefore, the Scottish setting of the play, and the references to the entitlement of Banquo's descendents to the throne of Scotland, would have hit the right note with James....   [tags: European Literature]

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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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The Fate Of A Victim

- The Fate of a Victim William Shakespeare once said “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” Is this always the case though. Is it possible that one’s destiny is in the hands of another person. Their fate decided by another person. Shakespeare contradicted his quote with his play, Hamlet. In this play, Shakespeare put a young Danish prince’s fate into the hands of the prince’s uncle. Hamlet became a victim of the uncontrollable greed his uncle possessed. His entire life turned upside down and it affected everyone he loved....   [tags: Hamlet, Murder, Family, Characters in Hamlet]

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Oedipus As A Victim Of Fate

- “Oedipus is, as it were, only a tragic analysis. Everything is already in existence, and has only to be unraveled.” Throughout the history of literature, there has been perhaps no other character quite as complex and convoluted as Oedipus. Whether it be the reality of his parents abandoning him to die or the mere fact that he married his own mother Jocasta, Oedipus has been continually analyzed and processed by scholars in an attempt to discover the means by which Oedipus arrived at his eventual outcome....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Sophocles, Truth]

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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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The Theories Of Victimization I Found Are The Victim Precipitation Theory, And The Lifestyle Theory

- There are always those moments when we make decisions that affect the rest of our lives, turning left when we should have turned right. The difference is that most times we live to regret those decisions unlike Carla and her ill-fated jog to her death. There have been throughout time theories as to why offenders commit crime and what drives them to go against all social norms, but now the discussion in the last 50 years, or so, has been what and how much responsibility the victim has in what makes them an attractive target and how their daily routines can even make then more susceptible to crime....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Sociology, Victim]

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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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The Victim Of A Victim

- Victim precipitation refers to the theory of criminology where a victim of crime is believed to have provoked or incited the acts of the offender. This theory is mostly associated with crimes such as rape, assault, robbery and homicide. Victim precipitation was first made known by Criminologist Marvin Wolfgang in his 1957 article “Victim precipitated criminal homicide”. Wolfgang states the term victim precipitated is applied to criminal homicides where the victim is a direct, positive precipitator to the crime....   [tags: Rape, Abuse, Scapegoating, Victimisation]

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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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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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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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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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Bullying And Its Impact On The Victim

- A bully will never cease from intimidating others; he or she enters the work place and continue to terrorize colleagues with his or her disruptive and hurtful behavior. Almost everyone has succumbed to bullying in his or her life, whether in the role as an innocent target, horrible aggressor, or tacit bystander. Thus, recently social media seems to express utter disdain with bullies terrifying innocuous classmates in schools, but many organizations overlook workplace bullying and underestimate its power since it is not a punishable offense....   [tags: Abuse, Bullying, Workplace bullying, Employment]

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Rape As A Rape Victim

- We live in a world where we care more about a rape victim 's clothes than the fact that they were assaulted and it’s time we address that. No one cares about rape victims today. It’s old news; nothing but some exaggerated tale crafted by the dreaded feminazi. These cases are all too easy to dismiss―we have lots of practice at it. For example we’ve coined many phrases such as: they could have fought back. They should have walked a different street. They’re lying. Men can’t be raped they can defend themselves....   [tags: Rape, War rape, Rape culture, Sexual slavery]

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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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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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Female 's Dependence On Males And As A Victim

- A male that opts out of work to take care of children is almost unheard of, but many people expect females to make this sacrifice. It has become a societal norm to value a male’s career over a female’s and to assume the wife will be the primary caretaker of any children. This causes a female 's dependence on males and as a result can have various negative consequences. After centuries worth of these skewed concepts being widely accepted, society is slowly starting to move forward. The outdated ideology that women should rely on her husband’s income is represented as the social norm in the Ms....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Female, Marriage]

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Fate Over Free Will

- Fate Over Free Will In the play Oedipus Rex, Sophocles portrays the clash between fate and free will that is a cornerstone of Athenian culture. Sophocles shows us that Athenians are ultimately puppets of the Gods through the life and death of Oedipus. The actions Oedipus takes to counteract the foretold prophecies ultimately lead to his fulfillment of them. The lack of control Oedipus has over his fate emphasizes the tragedy of the story. Oedipus’ life has been out of his hands since he was born, thus he is merely an instrument of the Gods’ bidding....   [tags: Oedipus the King, Oedipus, Sophocles, Prophecy]

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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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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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Capital Punishment Is Not Only The Fate Of An Individual

- Capital punishment remains one of the most polarizing and controversial issues of today. This is largely because of how much hangs in the balance of the decision a state makes on the legality and morality of the death penalty. What is at stake is not only the fate of an individual, but also the definition of morality in a state and society that condones the execution of one of its citizens, whether or not the execution is justified. There have been varying arguments on either side of the debate with different parameters like closure, justice, and religion being applied....   [tags: Capital punishment, Crime, Prison, Death row]

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The Theory Of The Justice System

- To achieve justice for all involved, then every party must submit their contribution honestly; additionally, they must critically think about motives behind their actions and words. This is the ideal mindset when accusing a crime, but there are people only want the upper hand and will use any means possible to have it. These people will place false accusations against those who have wronged them, or to place blame elsewhere. These people do not wish to persuade criminal justice, but use the system for their own gain....   [tags: Rape, Crime, Victim, Capital punishment]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Crime Victimization And Victim Services Program

- In this article, it discusses about how criminal victimization is a cause of the alleviation of psychological trauma in victims and discusses the main connections through their studies; but in the beginning paragraph, they discuss more about the programs for victims which is somehow redundant in this study since the reader may already know. From the article, there are various constructs they are discussing which are crime victimization, victim service programs, psychological functioning skills and support work but the main constructs they are trying to explain is crime victimization and victim services program....   [tags: Victim, Abuse, Bullying, The Victim]

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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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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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Oedipus: Destiny and Fate

- Although it is widely alleged that destiny is by choice, there are a vast number of people who believed that it is by fate. Those who believed it is by choice follow the directions and guidance of their elders. For example, they will try to hold on to the values that their parents instilled in them and use them to guide their entire lives. Others who believed that destiny is by fate, believe that the outcome of their lives is determined by luck, and that no matter what they do or how careful they are, whatever has to happen to them must happen....   [tags: Oedipus, fate, free will]

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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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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' 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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Hamlet: Fate vs Free Will

- At the heart of every great tragedy lies the universal struggle between the human inclination to accept fate absolutely and the natural desire to control destiny (Stockton). Like most of his plays, in Shakespeare’s masterpiece Hamlet one of the prevailing themes centers on the question, “Does fate and providence overrule man’s own choices and decisions?” Throughout the work, the main character Hamlet views Fortune in various differing lights as he plots and plans his revenge. This complex interpretation of Fate’s influence is also shared with Horatio, Hamlet’s most treasured friend....   [tags: fate, destiny, play analysis, Shakespeare]

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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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