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Villain Rescue : Rescue By Hero

- Saivikash Nalli Eng-112 Final Paper Villainous Rescue: Rescue by Hero It’s the hero’s job to save person in distress from the bad guys, but sometimes it’s the bad guys who are in danger. We see a similar pattern that repeats in almost every movie and T.V. This “Villainous Rescue” trope we see when the hero rescues the villain. It shows how the hero character is good and even shows the mercy towards the villain. This trope has change over time because in early 2000’s most fiction works that had villains rescued by heroes converted to become good guys, but in modern times the trope had evolved over time because most modern villains that are saved by the heroes stay villains....   [tags: Antagonist, Villain, Supervillain, Hero]

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A Hero And A Villain

- There is a small line in the comparison of a hero and a villain in some scenarios. Individuals who save lives are easily compared to heroes. Professionals or individuals who receive praise for other than saving lives or believed to be serving justice can be defined as villains or heroes. Numerous organizations around the world can be viewed as either villains or heroes. At this time the local law enforcement agencies of the United States are debated as either depending on personal viewpoints. One that stretches to heights beyond comprehension of most United States citizens would be the argument of Al Qaeda or the Taliban being along the lines of Heroes....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, September 11 attacks]

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Soliloquy of a Villain

- Throughout most of Richard III, Richard gleefully fills the role of a villain. However, in the final act he speaks to himself after a nightmare and reveals a hidden vulnerability that isn’t shown anywhere else in the play. Examining the ways in which the rhythm and syntax of his speech are altered in this soliloquy allows for a greater understanding of Richard’s character. First, the soliloquy demonstrates Richard’s mental and emotional deterioration over the course of the play. He begins with, “Now is the winter of our discontent/Made glorious summer by this son of York,/And all the clouds that loured upon our house/In the deep bosom of the ocean buried (I.i 1-4)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Is Technology A Villain?

- As far back as the earliest of human existence, technology has always been our number one supporter. From the use of wooden sticks to the use of a cell phone, technology has always been there to help us out with both challenging and non-challenging tasks. Even in today’s high-tech world, technology never stops improving which we have witness by the new gadgets and smartphones that appear on advertisements and TV commercials. Although technology is far from being injurious, our constant dependence on it has labeled technology a villain rather than a hero....   [tags: Mobile phone, Internet, Text messaging]

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A Malevolent Villain

- “Malice- a desire to harm others or to see others suffer; intent, without just cause or reason, to commit an unlawful act injurious to another or others” (“malice”). Malicious characters or groups play a central role in many literary works, like the Headless Horseman in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, O’Brien in 1984, and white society in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. These characters threaten, attack, trick, and persecute the main character or another central character within their story. They add to the plot and tension of the work....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Who is the Villain in the Frankenstein?

- Mary Shelley is the original playwright of 'Frankenstein' and it has been adapted since then by Phillip Pullman. Mary wrote it in 1818 and it was first performed in 1988, at the Polka Children's theatre in Wimbledon. In the play, a doctor called Victor Frankenstein created life from an experiment, a monster, and although Frankenstein had intended the monster (who wasn't to be called 'the monster') to be a kind, caring and loving creature, the way the villagers treated him and turned away in disgust when they saw the monster, was the reason that the monster became evil....   [tags: Frankenstein Essays]

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The Duchess of Malfi: A True Villain

- According to Webster’s dictionary, the definition of ‘villain’ is “a character in a story, movie, etc., who does bad things” (Merriam-Webster). In John Webster’s play, The Duchess of Malfi, the plot line revolves around a duchess and her two brothers. The Duchess of Malfi is a very twisted and complicated story where the characters are not as they seem. One of the most significant parts of the story line is that the characters that appear to be the villains are not actually the villains. This makes the story complex, but eventually ties it together in unexpected ways....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Character Development]

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The Batman 's Role As A Villain

- In the earliest 1940 's superhero films started to become popular on the big screens. One of these popular films is known as Batman, which came out first as a comic book called "The Killing Joke". Batman is considered to be a superhero possessing great talents and for being a true example of hope towards Gotham city. Although these superheroes are one of the main characters in movies, they also have enemies to confront with which are also known as super villains. In this case, the Joker known for his criminal mastermind plays an important role as a villain....   [tags: Batman, Joker, The Dark Knight, Two-Face]

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The Hero and Villain Paradigm in The Shining

- The Hero and Villain Paradigm in The Shining Kubrick’s film The Shining is a loose adaption of King’s novel with different implications and themes. When comparing Kubrick’s variations on theme and plot with King’s, the conclusions drawn from both the novel and the film are more meaningful. One of the most important differences is how the hero and villain paradigm is presented and how it influences the source of anxiety in both versions. By choosing to emphasize different areas of the story, the artists’ manipulate their audiences’ view of how the protagonist fits in the hero and villain spectrum....   [tags: Film Analysis, Character Development]

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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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Macbeth As A Villain On A Tragic Hero

- A question was raised as to whether Macbeth was a kindhearted villain on a tragic hero. So far our class has only read one act in the book during class. The story so far includes three witches­ better known as the three Weird Sisters Macbeth, his wife, Banquo, and King Duncan. The story is laid out like this: Three witches are gathered to speak with each other about future events. Macbeth has just fought and won in a rough battle against Scotland. Macbeth becomes the Thane of Cawdor in favor of the king for killing his rivals so bravely....   [tags: Macbeth, Three Witches, Macbeth, Banquo]

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Macbeth As A Tragic Hero Or A Villain

- In Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, the main character Macbeth is labeled as either a tragic hero or a villain. A tragic hero is a literary character who makes a judgement error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction. A villain is the bad guy of the story. They are the ones who come up with a diabolical plot to somehow cause harm or ruin (“Literary Terms.”). As of now where we are at in the play, it seems as if Macbeth is a character who does reckless things but intends to do the right thing....   [tags: Macbeth, Three Witches, Duncan I of Scotland]

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A Villain Disguised As A Hero

- A Villain Disguised as a Hero In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. This is the phrase that most elementary school children learn when they are taught about the discovery of the Americas. Most people look fondly on Christopher Columbus since he traveled to the unknown and started the colonization of America that lead to the North and South America that we know today. Christopher Columbus is not a hero, however, since he was not the one to discover the Americas and because of his cruel treatment of the Native Americans....   [tags: Christopher Columbus]

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A Villain Disguised As A Hero

- A Villain Disguised as a Hero All heroes have flaws, but if those flaws include murder, rape, and kidnapping, that person is really a villain disguised as a hero. Most people look fondly on Christopher Columbus since he traveled to the unknown and started the colonization of America that lead to the countries that we know today. Columbus is not a hero, however, since he did not discover the Americas, he treated the Native Americans inhumanly, and even in his own time, Columbus was a criminal. To determine if Christopher Columbus is a hero or a villain, one must first consider his background....   [tags: Christopher Columbus]

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The Creature in Frankenstein is not the Villain

- Many readers often think of the creature from Frankenstein as a revolting villain. Readers do not seem to understand the severity of what Victor Frankenstein took from him. His own father, Frankenstein, left the creature for dead. Frankenstein abandoned and victimized his own child; he deserted his child to be forever in solitude. He had to learn to survive, learn that humans will fear him, and learn how to love completely on his own. Victor refused to help him by creating a new monster for him to love....   [tags: Mary Shelley, novel, literary analysis]

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Was Napoleon Bonaparte a Hero or a Villain?

- ... He divided each army and defeated them separately. After the battle was over he said to his troops “soldiers, we thank you” and gave them their first real money in years. He gained a lot of ground for France and thus increased his national prestige. He made many good changes for France. One of the most important was he brought France out of the chaotic period of the Revolution. Without him the turmoil would have continued and France would be an entirely different country. Another significant thing he did was he created the Napoleonic Code....   [tags: influential leaders in European history]

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Christopher Columbus As A Hero Or A Villain?

- Who is Christopher Columbus. You may already have prior knowledge of him, but if you do not, Christopher Columbus was a Spanish explorer who made four voyages to the Americas. His voyages led to the Columbian Exchange and colonization. Many cultures, ideas, technology, and foods were spread between the Americas, the “New World,” and Europe, Africa, and Asia, the “Old World”. Even though many great things were exchanged between the Old World and the New World, many diseases from Europe were introduced to the Natives....   [tags: Christopher Columbus, Spain, Isabella I of Castile]

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The Unwanted Villain in Wuthering Heights

- While reading the book of Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, found that Heathcliff, one of the main characters of the story was considered the villain. During the ups and downs of the story the choice of villains are numerous due to the characters emotions and choices but choosing Heathcliff was an obvious choice. The malicious and diabolical attitude which Heathcliff had was from being rejected and from likely being different. His difference of character was shown right from the beginning of the story when Lockwood the first person which arrives at Wuthering Heights explains he is the new tenant arriving to rent the property at Thrushgross Grange....   [tags: Emily Bronte, Literary Analysis]

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King Claudius: A Villain or Victim?

- In the play Hamlet, Claudius is known as the villain of the play. He is the lead antagonist who is characterized as a cunning, incestuous, and vile, usurper. Many readers and critics of the play do not dispute this perception, especially after reading how Claudius became the King of Denmark; He steals the throne by poisoning his brother, the previous king, and quickly marrying Queen Gertrude his widowed sister in law (1.5.42, 60-74). The general reading of Claudius’s character paints him to be a corrupt, cowardly politician, in addition to being Hamlet’s (the protagonist) foe....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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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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Christopher Columbus : Hero Or Villain?

- Many consider Columbus a Hero, others believe he was selfish and self centered. Myint author of “Christopher Columbus: Hero or Villain?” and Ransby author of “Columbus and the Making of Historical Myth.”, are faced with the same dilemma. From a young age children are taught about Columbus and his greatness, but the books fail to document the atrocities committed in the process. Most of the books use biased language; little evidence and vague language is used to hail Columbus as a great hero. Myint provides a more objective stance, while Ransby condemns Columbus entirely....   [tags: Christopher Columbus]

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Othello Tricked by Villain, Lago

- Lago has to be hands down one of the most infamous of villains I have come across to date. The way he undermines Othello and Desdemona’s marriage is a sign of a true villain Iago, a devious person unable to find the kind of love Othello and Desdemona had due to this antihero's demeanor. Iago had a special position in Othello’s army and he was very trusted by Othello. This made it very easy for Iago to manipulate Othello. The manner that Othello was tricked was done in a very well planned almost fool proof manner....   [tags: jealous, poison, tragic]

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Louis Riel: Hero or Villain?

- Louis Riel was one of the most controversial figures in Canadian history, and even to this day – more than a century after his execution – he continues to be remembered. Many believed him to be a villain; others saw him as a hero. So who was he really. Born in St. Boniface at the Red River Settlement of Canada (present-day Winnipeg, Manitoba) on October 22, 1844, Louis Riel hoped one day to follow his father’s footsteps and become a great Métis leader just like him. Eventually, Riel was seen as a hero to the French-speaking Métis....   [tags: Canadian History]

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Christopher Columbus: Hero or Villain

- CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS HERO OR A VILLAIN. “It was a miracle that Columbus found America, but it would have been more the miracle if he had not”, Mark Twain from Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Calendar quoted. Genon born Cristobal da Colon and then later was called Christopher Columbus who ended up in the literatures of times and his own secret signatures but nevertheless his missions were read and uncovered centuries after centuries. Christopher Columbus a hero or a villain. lies a question. A question that very much defines the man he was a man who was ruthless, a person with no soul and no human feeling, a man with only self motives towards his gain or a man with feelings for others, a man who lived on...   [tags: destruction, abuse of the natives, exploitation]

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Grendel, the Villain of Beowolf

- Most poems written in the early 9th century to the late 14th century were about immortal things trying to take over a countries civilization. In every society, there are demons or monsters that the members of that society are fearful of. In those types of poems, a hero usually comes along and saves the day. In the poem Beowulf, we see that the hero, Beowulf, is religion protection and a hero to his society. In the poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, we see that the villain, the Green Knight, is envious and dangerous to his society....   [tags: outcast, society, nobility]

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Shylock : Villain Or Victim

- Shylock: Villain or Victim In the Shakespeare comedy The Merchant of Venice we find a Jewish moneylender, Shylock, a victim of anti-Semitism, cursed as he tries to make his way in a Christian society. It is not long before Shylock is presented with an opportunity to extract revenge on one of his oppressors a Christian merchant Antonio, who is in need of Shylock’s services. Antonio needs three-thousand ducats to send his good friend Bassanio on a romantic journey. In turn Shylock wants a “pound of flesh” to guarantee the bond....   [tags: The Merchant of Venice, Shylock, Portia, Usury]

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Julius Caesar: Hero or Villain

- ... Caesar’s last words to Brutus were “You, too, son?” as he collapsed at the foot of the statue of Pompey. They called themselves liberators but did not have a plan for the future but expect things to go back to the Republic they enjoyed before the Triumvirate was established. Unfortunately, they did not see how their superior attitudes did not bode well with the people as they were unhappy during the time of the Republic. The people became angry and started rioting upon learning the fate of Caesar their leader....   [tags: justified assassination? notorious Roman emperors]

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Christopher Columbus: Hero or Villain?

- My personal opinion. Villain. Christopher Columbus was a nasty man who was motivated by greed. “The information that Columbus wanted most was: Where is the Gold” (Zinn 4). He logged in his journal his first encounter with the Arawak people, stating “As soon as I arrived in the Indies, I took some of the natives by force in order that they might give me information of whatever there is in these parts” (Zinn 4). Their crime. “They wore tiny gold ornaments in their ears” (Zinn 5). Columbus would stop at nothing to gain what he most desired....   [tags: slaves, trade,gold ]

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Favoring Villain

- Favoring Villain Society thrives on movies, the excitement, the romance, and the danger. Most people watch movies as a source of entertainment, but how often do we think about the nature of the film. For instance, the film” Oceans Eleven” and “The Italian Job” were very successful movies at the box office this year. Both films have innumerable aspects of revenge and payback but probably the most apparent theme of the movies is stealing. The characters in both films are masterminds at what they feel is the perfect job, the heist of large amounts of money from their enemy....   [tags: Antagonist Villains Movies Essays]

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Columbus: Hero or Villain?

- Throughout history, there have been many famous explorers. They were well known for their influence and discoveries that significantly changed the human race. Among them is a man named Christopher Columbus. Christopher Columbus discovered the new world, and he also believed the world to be round. The majority of the people alive during his time were sure that the world was flat. Many years later, there are a lot of oppositions and controversies as to if Columbus was a hero. Based on extensive readings, I consider Columbus to be a villain because he committed several crimes against innocent people....   [tags: Biography]

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Villain or Dark Knight

- Villain or Dark Knight Christopher Dorner an exemplary soldier turned triple murderer. From a National Defense Service Medal to Rifle marksmanship ribbon, Dorner was textbook soldier (accolades). After filing a report against a fellow LAPD officer, Dorner was dismissed from the department. Shortly after being fired, Dorner was charged with the murder of a police officer and 2 citizens, and the attempted murder of 3 other citizens. Dubbed the cop killer, Dorner has been vilified by the media, yet there is a select group who support Dorner....   [tags: police, murder, innocence]

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Macbeth Is Not A Villain...

- MACBETH ESSAY The proposition that “Macbeth is a villain in whom there is little to admire'; is an inadequate judgement of Macbeth’s character. Macbeth is not consciously and naturally malevolent, and there are many aspects of his character and his downfall which serve to support this. Macbeth was not only a victim of his own actions, but also of the human condition and the extremely powerful forces of both his wife and fate. Throughout the play the audience undoubtedly experiences feelings of horror at Macbeth, but we are also driven, through an understanding of his character, to admiration and sympathy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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How Claudius Meets The Requirements Of A Villain

- How Claudius Meets the Requirements of a Villain “The serpent that did sting my father’s life / Now wears his crown.” (Hamlet 1.4.38-39). In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, the protagonist Claudius is an evil and cunning villain. Shortly after the king of Denmark dies rather suddenly his brother Claudius took over his position as king. Claudius married his wife and instantly gained access to all his wealth and power. There was no evidence to suggest that the king had died of anything other than natural causes except for what a ghost told his son Hamlet....   [tags: Hamlet, Gertrude, Characters in Hamlet, KILL]

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Analysis of Othello's Iago, The Perfect Villain

- How does one create the perfect villain for a story. What qualities are needed in such a character. A good place to start when constructing a villain is to look at William Shakespeare’s villain in Othello, a man called Iago. Iago is wonderfully devious. Throughout the play, he not only poisons Othello’s vision of Desdemona, he does this with no one, excepting Roderigo, the wiser. There are several reasons that make Iago such a terrifying villain. Shakespeare gave certain qualities to his creation that made Iago more than just a evil character....   [tags: William Shakespeare, Othello]

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The Merchant of Venice: 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: Merchant of Venice Essays]

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Is Frankenstein’s Monster a Victim or a Villain?

- Frankenstein was written by Mary Shelley and is a gothic horror. It is an important book because it tells us about when scientists and doctors started to experiment with bringing back the dead. I will look at arguments for both sides of the question. This is an important question because there is a strong argument for both sides and in a lot of modern films about him he is portrayed as a villain who like nothing more than killing and lightening. Mary Shelley wrote ‘Frankenstein’ also known as ‘The Modern Prometheus’ in 1818, when she was seventeen....   [tags: Mary Shelley, Critical Analysis]

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That Which Separate Hero From Villain

- Heroes and villains often have many of the same characteristics, ambition, strength, pride, and desire for glory. In most situations it is one characteristic that distinguishes someone as either a hero or a villain. Shakespeare’s Macbeth is an example of a villain, while Homer’s Odysseus is a classic example of a hero. Many of the characteristics of the two are men are the same, but it is the few differences that determine them to be villain or hero. Macbeth and Odysseus are similar in the way that they are both set back due to their character flaws; but a difference between them was the knowledge that they gained, or did not gain as a result of their journey....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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A Villain and a Heroine. A story told in rhyme.

- The blush of love's awakening as hearts are intertwined. What shall this Ever After bring. A bridal veil, a golden ring. But Fate is such a fickle thing when love is on the line. Our tale unfolds beneath the boughs of ancient woodland glade, where night-wind stirs the restless leaves and moonlight-dappled shade as shards of crystal, deadly, gleaming, weave the threads of magic's seeming. Caught within this web of Dreaming sleeps the spellbound maid. A chamber of immensity immersed in candlelight, bedecked in glowing tapestry and hung with streamer bright....   [tags: Poetry]

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The Commander - Both Villain and Figure of Sympathy

- To what extent is the Commander presented as both villain and a figure of sympathy. The commander can be seen as a man torn between two worlds, he was one of the founders of Gilead yet still enjoys and yearns for the pleasures of the old society he managed to break. The commander is cool and collected on the surface but underneath he is bitter and corrupted for the world he has managed to create. The commander secretly longs for the world to be as it once was and this is why he savours his time with Offred because she may remind him of life before Gilead....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Iago the villain

- Iago the villain William Shakespeare, in his play, “Othello the Moor of Venice”, brings to life one of his most complex villains, Iago. Iago plays the ancient of Othello, who is the general of the Venetian forces. As an ancient, Iago is to be a loyal servant to Othello. However, Iago has grown bitter and contempt and uses his supposed loyalty as a wedge to cause Othello’s demise. It has been said of Iago that he is the devil incarnate or that he personifies the devil (pg. 244) this accusation comes to life as you read the play and discover for yourself that in each scene in which Iago speaks one can point out his deception....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Don John is a Credible Villain

- Don John is a Credible Villain Don John is a believable villain because he is a bastard which means that in Elizabethan times Don John would have been seen as evil. Don John’s legitimate brother on the other hand is wealthy and well respected by everyone. Don John hates Claudio because Claudio has taken his position as Don Pedro’s right hand man. Don John even acknowledges his own evil and he also shows no mercy. Don John’s character doesn’t alter throughout the play, meaning he is only there to cause trouble....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Richard the Third as a Hero or a Villain

- A hero is a man who is distinguished by exceptional courage, nobility and strength to carry out tasks that are involving great risks. A hero can also be a person who fights for other people to help or save them from their fears. He opposes the villain- a person who does wicked or evil intentionally to harm others in some way, emotionally or physically. A character that is placed to do badly. He is always opposing the hero to overthrow the hero’s qualities to gain power from the other side to help him or his side....   [tags: Papers Richard III]

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Victor is the True Villain of Frankenstein

- At first glance, the monster in Frankenstein is a symbol of evil, whose only desire is to ruin lives. He has been called "A creature that wreaks havoc by destroying innocent lives often without remorse. He can be viewed as the antagonist, the element Victor must overcome to restore balance and tranquility to the world." But after the novel is looked at on different levels, one becomes aware that the creature wasn't responsible for his actions, and was just a victim of circumstance. The real villain of Frankenstein isn't the creature, but rather his creator, Victor....   [tags: Mary Shelley]

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Oliver Cromwell a Hero not a Villain

- Was Oliver Cromwell a hero or a villain. I think Oliver Cromwell was a hero. He was good – hearted and ambitious, and he wanted England to be at it’s best with no corruption and unfair methods. He thought Charles was not doing the right thing, so he worked hard and got him executed. Oliver Cromwell was a Member of Parliament (MP) and was against king Charles and his ways, so he worked hard and got the king executed. After that, he got offered the post of king, but he refused it, but was Lord Protector of the country....   [tags: Leaders Politics English History]

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Shylock as a Victim of Villain

- Shylock as a Victim of Villain Throughout the play ‘The Merchant of Venice’ there are constant references to various characters and the way they relate to one another, however there is no character so diverse and so complex as Shylock’s character. Shakespeare tries to portray Shylock in a number of ways however I believe his main focus in the play, is on his villainous side. This may be portraying the time of Shakespeare where ethnic minorities like Jews were hated and condemned for their religion....   [tags: Papers]

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Heathcliff: Made A Villain By Love

- Love is a two way street. In order for love to work it must be given and returned. If love is left unfulfilled it can lead a person to be spiteful, vengeful, and at the extreme villainous. In Emily Bronte's novel, Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff is the villain because he is frustrated about his unrequited love for Cathy. Heathcliff's villainy is apparent in how he treats the Earnshaws, degrading Hindley and Hareton just as Hindley did him. This is also shown in his actions against the Lintons. Heathcliff hates the Lintons because Cathy married Edgar....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Frankenstein - Victor is the Villain not Victim

- I believe Frankenstein is a villain in this book. I believe he promotes the idea of evil which is symbolised through creating the creature. He is described as “a creature causing havoc”. The creature is an unwanted person. He has no belonging in this world. He was created, and because of this, he is an outcast because of Victor Frankenstein. The creature is the victim. He is lonely and rejected. Frankenstein is the cause of this. I believe it is wrong to play god. No man should try and create human beings....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Lady Macbeth is the True villain

- Lady Macbeth is the True villain In the Shakespearian play 'Macbeth', it seems to be that every one thinks that Macbeth is the villain. But in actual fact Lady Macbeth is the villain. Lady Macbeth uses her cunning and deceptive skills to over power Macbeth into killing King Duncan. When Lady Macbeth receives the letter telling her about the witches' prophecies, she immediately thinks that she and Macbeth will have to kill King Duncan. She calls Macbeth to kind to kill King Duncan and saying that "Is to ful o' the milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way" Lady Macbeth- Act 1 scene V....   [tags: Macbeth essays]

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The Science Fiction Villain Treatment

- The Science Fiction Villain Treatment Alfred Hitchcock once said "The better the villain, the better the film" and this year's Hollywood filmmakers have abided by this golden rule as there was no stopping this year's blockbusters from having a whole horde of villainous characters spreading their wings onto the big screen, making the darker side more appealing for audiences. Everybody has gone villain this year, from Tom Cruise, Halle Berry to Spiderman's sworn enemy Dr Octopus, played by Alfred Molina....   [tags: Papers]

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From a Villain to a Victim and Back: Othello and Iago

- From a Villain to a Victim and Back: Othello and Iago Of all the complex and thought-provoking plays of William Shakespeare, Othello must be the most complicated and enticing one. Offering a plethora of three-dimensional characters and developing an intriguing plot, the play conveys the author’s idea of the battle between good and evil and offers specific, unconventional characters. Following the development of the characters, good and evil intertwine in the lead characters, Othello and Iago, which makes the choice between an ultimately negative character and a one that comprises both virtuous and unethical features complicated....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]

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Frankenstein's Creature is a Victim, NOT A Villain

- Frankenstein's Creature Is A Victim Not A Villain In this essay I aim to discuss the statement "Frankenstein's creature is a victim not a villain" In 1814 Mary Wollestonecraft met Percy shelly, a poet and writer. They ran away together, to escape Mary's family and Percy's pregnant wife, Harriet. Harriet drowned herself and Mary and percy were married two weeks later. "Frankenstein" was started in 1816 and finally published in 1818. From 1815 to 1819 three of mary Shelly's four children died in infancy, these series of deaths may have encouraged shelly to continue writing "Frankenstein"....   [tags: Argumentative Frankenstein Shelley Essays]

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Oliver Cromwell as a Hero or Villain

- The aim of this essay, is to answer the long-awaited question 'Was Oliver Cromwell a hero or a villain. This question, is a hard one to answer. James Heath once said "His name and memory stink." In opposition, Samuel Pepys said "People look back and praise him." True. Or Not. This essay will argue Edmond Ludlow's words," How glorious, but then such betrayal!" Oliver Cromwell was neither a hero nor a villain. The evidence and opinions gathered will state, how he went from good to bad, and from bad to evil....   [tags: History Ireland Cromwell]

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Emma: Frank Churchill as a Villain

- George Knightley is very good at assessing the characters of other people and so the reader is inclined to trust his judgement on Frank Churchill. Throughout the novel Frank displays some faults which would make him appear to be the villain towards the end of the novel. His behaviour towards some people has been awful, particularly in the case of Jane who he had constantly teased and tormented when he said he was in love with her. Frank Churchill is seen to be in a way the prize of Highbury, though he has never visited before....   [tags: European Literature]

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King Claudius: The Villain In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet

- In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, revenge is a common theme throughout the play. Almost every major male character in the play, whether it is Prince Hamlet, Laertes, the Ghost of King Hamlet, or King Fortinbras of Norway, is acting with purpose to avenge a death. The obvious exception to this trend in the play is Claudius, King of Denmark and brother of King Hamlet. Instead of possessing a noble or vengeful purpose throughout the play, Claudius is instead motivated by more evil qualities like his greed and deceptive natures....   [tags: Hamlet Essays]

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Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein : The Hero And The Villain

- In the typical gothic reading, Frankenstein and his creation are simplified to the hero and the villain in Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein. However, this novel consists of characters whose actions and experiences elicit an array of responses and they can be viewed differently passed the reading of them as gothic characters. Frankenstein’s creature is usually seen as a definite gothic villain who mercilessly kills and destroys, but there is a complexity to the character when taking into consideration his words and experiences in the novel....   [tags: Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Percy Bysshe Shelley]

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Arabs in the Media: Victim or Villain?

- Arabs in the Media: Victim or Villain.     For decades, the media portrayal of the Arab culture and Islam has contributed to a skewed public opinion in America. Looking closely at the news coverage concerning the Middle East and the United States, there is an inherent media bias against Arabs and Muslims as foreign threats to domestic security. Stephen Franklin argues that "Islamic nations are often portrayed in news reports as uniformly intolerant and anti-democratic" (Franklin 17). Unfortunately, such coverage has contributed to the public and government misconceptions of all Arabs and Muslims as terrorists....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples]

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The Joker: Best Characterized Villain of All Time

- Why so serious. If I were to ask you that question six months ago, you wouldn’t understand the phrase. Now that The Dark Knight has been made though, most people will understand what I am talking about. Ever since The Dark Knight was created, the joker has been thrust back into the public eye. Most people only know the joker from the performances of Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight and Jack Nicholson in the 1989 film Batman. Most people forget that the Joker has been a villain since 1940 in Batman #1 (spring edition)....   [tags: movies]

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John Miltons's Paradise Lost: Is Satan a Villain or Hero?

- The question of whether Satan is the hero or the villain of John Milton’s Paradise Lost has been largely debated by scholars over the centuries. The ones who believe Satan is the villain of the epic, more commonly known as the Anti-Satanists, tend to argue that Satan is too foolish to be considered a hero, as his “hostility to Almighty power” is ultimately a futile endeavour (as God’s power is omnipotent) (Carey, 135). C.W. Lewis, also an anti-Satanist, goes as far as to claim that to “admire Satan, then, is to give one’s vote not only for a world of misery, but also for a world of lies and propaganda, of wishful thinking” (Lewis, 203)....   [tags: Paradise Lost Essays]

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The Immortal Villain of Washington Square

- The Immortal Villain of Washington Square       In Washington Square, Henry James confronts us with an exceptionally hopeless kind of tragedy. The oppressive circumstances of protagonists usually arise from failures of individual or social enlightenment. Such stories are optimistic to the extent that they suggest that progress might eventually lift mankind beyond the scope of the type of situations depicted. In Washington Square, however, truth itself is the oppressor -- a universal truth of human nature which, a century after publication, we are still loath to recognize....   [tags: Washington Square Essays]

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Columbus: A Great Discoverer or Villain

- Columbus: A Great Discoverer or Villain A national holiday celebrating achievements of an individual reflects a nation’s appreciation for that person’s deeds. Christopher Columbus’s Day is an official national holiday in the United States of America. However, a careful examination of Columbus’ expeditions and his methods of settlement in the so-called New World should change the nation’s opinion about the necessity of the holiday. In my way of thinking, Columbus’ arrival to the Indies has brought destruction and death....   [tags: Christopher Columbus Essays]

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John Brown- A Hero Or Villain?

- What makes a hero or a villain. A hero is defined as a person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life. By this definition, there existed countless heroes in America during the 1800’s with relation to slavery. There were many abolitionists, particularly from the North, that exhibited courageous attitudes. It was these heroes that taught the southerners, who believed their lives could only prevail if slavery survived and expanded westward, what they knew was morally right (3, 92)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Macbeth: From Hero To Villain

- Throughout Macbeth by William Shakespeare we see the transformation of the main character, Macbeth, from hero to villain. Translated, this basically means that Macbeth changes from a brave warrior to a serial killer. The story of Macbeth takes place in Scotland in the 11th century. Shakespeare has written a tragedy about how a Scottish nobleman (Macbeth) who plots the death of the King in order to become King himself. Due to the tragedy aspect, things do not really go according to plan. The first time we see Macbeth in the play, he is returning from the battlefield after a victory alongside the Norwegians against a rebel army....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Macbeth - Hero Or Villain?

- ‘Macbeth’ is a play by William Shakespeare that shows a protagonist going from bad to worse throughout the play. Shakespeare wrote this play, taking in mind current affairs at the time of 1603-1606. This is the time when a Scottish king, James I was given the English crown. This king was obsessed with witches, so Shakespeare brought this theme strongly into the play. It also brings the theme of treachery towards the King. This pleased King James and also pleased him about showing the line of Stuart Kings, James descendants, in Act 4, Scene 1....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Personal Narrative- The Admirable Villain

- Personal Narrative- The Admirable Villain Days of Our Lives isn’t the same without Stefano DiMera. He was the puppet master, the vile wire that tied the colorful characters of Salem together. He was the one who erased John Black’s memories, hypnotized Dr. Marlena Evans into being his love slave (leaving her vulnerable for possession by the Devil), convinced Hope that she was Princess Gina, swapped Hope’s baby with a fetal-alcoholic crack baby, and convinced John that he was the father. For the past few months, Stefano has been “out of town,” and Days has degenerated into every other soap opera: a dreary, never-ending cycle of sex, secrets, and heartbreaks....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Shakespeare´s Richard the Third: Example of a Villain

- Villainous people have a way of manipulating people around them to get what they want, like Richard and his desire and his do what ever it takes attitude in order to be in line for the crown. Throughout history evil people, like The Tragedy of Richard III, have justified that what they are doing is right by appealing to other people and making them feel that this is necessary for the end result they want. Many evil people are good at persuading people to do things for them or join them in their acts....   [tags: Evil, Deeds]

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Christopher Columbus: Villain or Hero?

- In 1492, Christopher Columbus unintentionally discovered America, when he landed in the Caribbean Islands, while looking for a direct sea route to Asia. Despite the fact that Columbus believed he had found a direct sea route to India, he has been called the discoverer of America and hailed as a hero. More recently, however, he has been called a villain, with accusations saying that not only did he not discover America, but also that he was the cause of slavery and oppression in the Americas. These allegations are absurd and lack logical evidence....   [tags: Christopher Columbus Essays]

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Abigail Is the Clear Villain in Arthur Miller’s ‘Crucible’

- The Crucible by Arthur Miller is an allegory, of the McCarthyism in 1950’s, about the Salem witch Trials, which left many without their lives. One of the protagonists, Abigail Williams, a teenage orphan, is thought to be the main villain who caused so many to lose their lives. Nevertheless, this is arguable due to the circumstances as well as limitations, and temptations she faced. Abigail’s personality boasts both superiority yet weakness. This is proved when loves comes her way. Like many other teenage girls, love can have lethal effects, especially if she is seduced by her lover....   [tags: personality, orphan, limitations, temptations]

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Alan Greenspan, Hero or Villain

- Alan Greenspan, Hero or Villain To properly discuss Alan Greenspan, we need background information, where he worked and what exactly did/does he do. Alan Greenspan (born March 6, 1926) is an American Economist and was Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006. Mr. Greenspan was appointed Federal Reserve (FED) chairman by President Ronald Reagan in 1987 and was reappointed at successive four-year intervals until retiring in January 2006....   [tags: Greenspan Economics US Government]

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Hamlet’s Transition From Victim to Villain

- Romans 12:19, from the NIV Bible, states “Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord” (Rom. 12:19). This verse emphasizes that one should not take revenge into his own hands, but rather let God handle it. God’s wrath will eventually catch up with those who do wrong, and it is not one’s place to seek revenge. By seeking revenge, it makes them the villain as well as the victim. Shakespeare highlights the victim becoming the villain in the revenge tragedy, Hamlet....   [tags: shakespeare, hamlet]

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Iago is Portrayed as the Greater Villain in Shakespeare's Othello

- “Othello” is a tragic play of jealousy, racism and struggle for power. Right from the beginning, Shakespeare has created vigorous dialogue and conflicting situations. There is a direct contrast between black and white in this play, with black meaning something negative and evil and white meaning pure and fairness. The clash between these two colours leads to severe hatred and enmity between a few people. Othello is a black army general in the service of the Venetian government. Iago is Othello’s standard bearer....   [tags: Literary Analysis, English Literature]

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Christopher Columbus: The Villain

- In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. And, when he reached his destination he killed, raped and enslaved innocent natives. Was Columbus a villain. The answer to that question, in my opinion, would be yes. Christopher Columbus was a cruel, self-centered, delusional man who does not deserve to be praised for the discovery of America. First, Columbus was a cruel man who enslaved, raped, and murdered the natives of the countries he sailed to. According to an article by John Margolis entitled "Goodbye Columbus", Columbus "oversaw the killings of some (Indians) and ordered the enslavement of others." Margolis goes on to say that Columbus did not prevent his crewmen from raping the innocent nati...   [tags: Christopher Columbus]

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Macbeth: Hero or Villain

- Macbeth: Hero or Villain In this essay, I will be divulging into 'Macbeth' written by William Shakespeare in 1603, to try and answer the question 'Was Macbeth a true hero or villain in the play?'. Macbeth is a play of villainy, murder, deceit and oftenly described as a 'play fit for a king'. In my personal opinion, the evidence from Shakespeare's original text and Roland Polanski's video version strongly suggests that Macbeth was a true villain rather than a hero. An example of his villainy is the fact that Macbeth assassinated his King to thrust himself to power in Act 1, Scene 2....   [tags: 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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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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Christopher Columbus: The Villain

- After gaining more knowledge about Christopher Columbus and his voyage to the “New World,” I believe that Christopher Columbus is a villain. Although Christopher Columbus used his courage and great navigation skills to voyage to a place unknown to the western part of the world many native people suffered from his voyages to the west. In 1492 Columbus set out to find a shorter route to Asia by sailing west to get east. In his voyage he came upon the Caribbean Islands, and a Native American tribe called the Taino....   [tags: Christopher Columbus Essays]

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Christopher Columbus: The Villain

- Christopher Columbus, was he a hero, or villain. For about 500 years, people have praised him and celebrated his life as though he was someone who did good for us. Schools teach students that Columbus was a great man, found gold and pearls, and discovered new lands. Students are even taught the names of Christopher Columbus' three ships he used on his first voyage. However, they grow up not knowing the truth about Christopher Columbus, what he really did to 'accomplish' his tasks. I simply believe that schools should show both sides of Columbus' story, so that students can be aware of the facts behind the 'discovery' of Early America....   [tags: Christopher Columbus Essays]

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Christopher Columbus: The Villain

- Christopher Columbus All my life, I have been hearing about Christopher Columbus. Since little, first, my family talking about him, then in school learning about him. I really thought he was a hero. The way they teach you about him in grammar school or middle school makes you think he really is a hero. But later on, doing research on him, looking for what he really did, where did he came from etc. I realize that he is not a hero. There are many reasons why people think he is good as well there are many reasons why they think he is bad....   [tags: Christopher Columbus Essays]

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The Characters within Heathcliff in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

- Heathcliff has been called numerous names as a character; Villain, human, Byronic hero, and even being compared back to Shakespeare, but not one critic seems to be able to agree on the real identity of Heathcliff. Critics have been unable to call him a specific type of character because Emily Bronte created such a complex being that he is not just one type of character, he was made into his own type altogether. From Bernard J. Paris’s point of view on Heathcliff , like many other critics, is that Heathcliff is a human being, but “is not supposed to be understood as though he were a person” (Paris)....   [tags: human, hero, villain]

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Iago's Manipulations: Master of Words and People in Othello by Shakespeare

- What makes a successful villain. In the case of Shakespeare’s Othello, Iago’s ability to manipulate the people around him with his words is what leads to his success. The play Othello is a tragedy. True to form, the play sees multiple deaths, all of which were due to Iago’s influences. The main theme of the drama is revenge. The events that take place are due to Iago’s pursuit of revenge. Iago manipulates the people and events throughout the course of the play in order to enact this revenge. In Othello, Iago manipulates the situations he finds himself in, the people who happen to be around him, and the words that come out of his mouth to ensure his mission for revenge is a success....   [tags: Villain, Tragedy, Play]

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