Ben Kingsley Essays

  • The Movie Bugsy

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    throughout the movie, as well as his borderline madness. Ben Seigal aka bugsy was confronted by many problems throughout his life both the one that set him back was his love for the ladies, which led to his demise. Main Characters include Bugsy-Warren Beatty –the main character Virginia Hall-Annette Benning –Bugsy’s love interest Mickey Cohen-Harvey Keitel –Bugsy’s right hand Harry Greenberg-Elliot Gould –Bugsy’s friend from NY Meyer Lansky-Ben Kingsley –Bugsy’s boss Warren Beatty was the main character

  • William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night: Feste

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    Trevor Nunn’s (1996) adaptation of Twelfth Night illustrates the complexity of Feste’s character and how important he is to the overall play. Ben Kingsley, the actor, presents Feste as sympathetic and gentle choric figure. It is Feste who allows the audience to see the films respect for the original play, and the existing issues within it. This includes the defencelessness of women, and the attractive, but dangerous, qualities of altering one’s true sexual identity. Interestingly, unlike the original

  • Analysis Of The Movie Shutter Island

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    Shutter Island From Novel to Film Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island is a brilliant movie which is adapted from the equally brilliant novel by Dennis Lehane. After experiencing an emotional connection to the book, Scorsese set to work on creating this masterpiece starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Upon its release, Shutter Island had every range of reaction; it completely split both critics and fans. Scorsese’s representation of Teddy Daniels (the main character), and Dr. Cawley are very thorough and only

  • Shutter Island Analysis

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    Shutter Island is a psychological thriller directed by Martin Scorsese. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio starring as Detective Teddy Daniels, Mark Ruffalo as Detective Chuck Aule, and Ben Kingsley as Dr. John Crawly. The film is considered a Neo-Noir story and blends several detective/mystery elements. Shutter Island is set in the 1950’s on an island of the same name that is the location of the Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane. The first shot we see of the island shows it from afar while

  • Silas Marner: The Growth of Silas

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    It is quite interesting to watch little children grow up. Sometimes, of course, it is also quite disappointing, because the child may not develop the good character traits that his parents desire. Moreover, the child might even develop some shocking traits. However, at the end of the ‘process’ one acquires the opportunity to look back on the past years and understand what events influenced the character of that particular person; thus, being able to, at least, somewhat control the character of the

  • Silas Marner

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    In George Eliot’s Silas Marner, the reader is introduced to a number of characters that possess the elements of selfishness. Silas Marner, Godfrey Cass, and Dunstan Cass exhibit this trait numerous times during novel. Even though these characters all exhibit selfishness during this story, by the end their characteristics are not similar at all. This schism of development is one of the themes of the story that will be analyzed. Regardless of the similar characteristics characters may possess in the

  • George Eliot’s Silas Marner

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    Gold completely consumes Silas’ life, but the spell is broken once Eppie enters his life. What is keeping him in isolation is his gold, “His gold, as he hung over it and saw it grow, gathered his power of loving together into a hard isolation like its own” (Eliot 40).21 Hoarding, counting, and loving his money restricts his heart to love. The following quote describes Silas’ metamorphosis from having a cold heart filled with gold to a heart dependent on human interaction, “Formerly, his heart had

  • The Response of the Community to Silas in Silas Marner

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    The Response of the Community to Silas in Silas Marner When Silas Marner arrived in Raveloe the villagers did not show a very hospitable welcome to him, they saw him as an outsider, 'an alien-looking man'. This was the normal reaction to new comers in Raveloe. It was a small village, 'where many of the old echoes lingered, undrowned by new voices'. The village based itself mainly around the church, which 'once showed the summits of its social life'. Silas however was not a religious man

  • The Significance of Chapter Twelve of Silas Marner by George Eliot

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    The Significance of Chapter Twelve of Silas Marner by George Eliot The significance of chapter 12 is a turning point or pivot in the personalities of some of the characters and in the plot. Silas Marner himself and Godfrey Cass are directly involved in the pivot, while Molly, Dolly, Nancy, Eppie and Aaron are all involved indirectly. This chapter changes the plot of the book completely and for that reason alone it is significantly important. In chapter 12 many events happen which change

  • Silas Marner by George Eliot

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    Silas Marner by George Eliot George Eliot wrote a book called “Silas Marner”. The story was set in the Victorian times when the market economy and industries were booming! The book was published in 1861, London, but George Eliot was concerned with the events from 1780s to 1820s about the fact that many did not read books written by women. “ The novel’s major theme, of loss and redemption through love, is embodied in the experience of its central character, Silas Marner” this is a theme,

  • Isolation and Community in George Eliot’s Silas Marner

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    John Donne explains isolation best by saying, “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main” (455).1 Many individuals live daily in isolation, but in some way or another everything everyone does creates a significant impact that will play a role in someone else’s life. The aspect of community is unavoidable; community is the basis of life. Characters in every novel ever written are interwoven unbeknownst to each other. Although some believe they

  • Silas Marner And Hard Times: Redemption

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    Silas Marner And Hard Times: Redemption The discussion will take place first in Silas Marner novel. It is taken to be first since it needs full concentration of the reader. Two characters are going to be in “redemption” and “re-generation”, in their concepts and beliefs in life. The main character of the novel, which the plot builds on, is “Silas Marner”. His penance is him living lonely and cut off from the world for 15 years, till he finds Eppie. Eppie, is like the fairy genie, which will

  • Moral Values of Silas Marner and Godfrey Cass

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    “Justice is the quality of being just as well as complying with the principle of righteousness and also performing one’s moral obligations” (Oxford Dictionary). Moral values are important in Silas Marner throughout the novel as those people who do good deeds are rewarded while those who fail in their moral duties to others are punished. As George Eliot was a religious person, she believed in fate and providence as there was a higher being rewarding and punishing our conduct. This theme is portrayed

  • Raveloe Court: Cass Vs. Marner

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    In the case of Cass Vs. Marner, regarding the custody of the minor child, Hepzibah; the court has ruled full custody to the biological father, Godfrey Cass. Godfrey Cass has been a consistent figure in the child Hepzibah’s life despite his mistakes and proven himself worthy. When in time is water thicker than blood; no man has the god given right to keep a loving father from his own child. The jury has come to the decision that it is to be in the best interest of the child to live with the biological

  • Silas

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    Silas Marner: Character Analysis Essay The novel, Silas Marner written by George Elliot, narrates the remarkable, unexpected transformations of the protagonist Silas Marner. Once a betrayed, isolated outsider, Silas Marner is now happy and apart of the Raveloe community. He is currently a wondrous weaver with a loving heart. Though he is old, he has a refreshing and rising personality. He’s proven to be hard working, scholarly, and sensible. He has intentionally hurt anyone. He previously had to

  • Silas Marner, by George Eliot

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    Silas Marner, while it’s a story written in the 1800’s in a rudimentary society with backward concepts and inverted beliefs, its still is story that readers can relate in a personal part of their lives. Isolation and rejection, salvation and forgiveness, there all themes which occur regardless of time period. Despite that some characters struggle with certain themes more than others its allows the audience to come to the understanding about the authors purpose. “Silas Marner is not unworthy of the

  • Silas Marner: The Effect of Choice

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    3,847,295 dominoes were toppled on November 15, 2002 breaking the world record according to The Guiness Book of World Reocords. When dominos are placed in a line, standing on end, and one is pushed over, a chain reaction begins and the dominos fall as each is pushed over by its neighbor. Similarly, actions people take in life influence others and the domino effect continues. Silas Marner shows that each person’s choices affect themselves and others. First, Godfrey Cass makes unsound decisions and

  • Reap What You Sow in Silas Marner by George Eliot

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    The definition of fate is the development of events beyond a person’s control. It is regarded as something determined by a supernatural power, but I believe otherwise. In fact, I believe the exact opposite. I believe that people do in fact have the power to manipulate their fate; Based on the good or bad choices they’ve made in the past. The novel Silas Marner by George Eliot , helps to explain this. Through the actions of three major characters Dunstan Cass, Godfrey Cass, and Silas Marner. These

  • The Staging Techniques and Design Aspects of Silas Marner

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    The Staging Techniques and Design Aspects of Silas Marner A production of George Eliot's novel Silas Marner was held at the "clwyd theatr cyrmru". The Theatre itself is only small but this was used to the best advantage. The novel attempts to prove that love of others is more fulfilling than love of money. The play is set on what appears to be a simple thrust stage, with a simple sky cyclorama. The cyclorama although with a simple design over powered the stage, as the characters shadows

  • The Theme of Duty in Silas Marner by George Eliot

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    The Theme of Duty in Silas Marner by George Eliot After careful analysis and examination of the novel Silas Marner, it has come to my awareness that the theme of duty is very prominent throughout the novel. The definition of duty is the obligation made to others. There has to be duties between relationships not only in the novel but also in realty to keep them alive. If duties were non existent in relationships, they would not last and eventually would fade away. There are various different