Comparing Evil

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  • evilmac Comparing the Evil of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

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    Comparing the Evil of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth     “At the heart of William Shakespeare's Macbeth is an examination of the nature of evil and it's many faces and facets”(Cathell 119). The principal evil characters in the play, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, are both evil, but the manifestation of evil is different in each.   Macbeth's evil is a dynamic character trait. He begins the play as a celebrated hero, loyal to his friends and dedicated to his king. He is strong and noble, a man

  • Comparing Evil in Emerson, Hawthorne, and Melville

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    proper sense of evil is surely an attribute of a great writer." (98-99) Although he made the remark in a different context, one would naturally associate Hawthorne and Melville with the comment, while Emerson's might be one of the last names to mind. For the modern reader, who is often in the habit of assuming that the most profound and incisive apprehension of reality is a sense of tragedy, Emerson seems to have lost his grip. He has often been charged with a lack of vision of evil and tragedy. Yeats

  • Comparing Good and Evil in Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

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    Comparing Good and Evil in Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Imagine yourself in a pre-industrial world full of mystery and magic. Imagine a world full of monsters, demons, and danger, as well as a world full of friends, fairies, good wizards, and adventure. In doing so you have just taken your first step onto a vast world created by author and scholar John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. Tolkien became fascinated by language at an early age during his schooling, in particularly, the languages

  • Comparing Good vs. Evil in Sherlock Holmes and Dracula

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    Good vs. Evil in Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula   It is all too often that literary critics read literature and then sift it into good and bad pieces, critiquing its value or mediocrity.  However, it needs to be pointed out that this onerous task of "analyzing literature" for literary devices need not be the basis for placing value and worth on literature.  Additionally, it is a great misunderstanding in society's education system that students need to learn what makes a good

  • Comparing The Evils Of Abuse In Toni Morrison And Dorothy Allison

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    Toni Morrison and Dorothy Allison are quite forthcoming as they highlight the ills of abuse. Most of the assertions that they provide touch on the psychological implications of such mistreatment and as such, it ends up interfering with the general health of a given person and the general quality of life of such an individual. The general forms of abuse addressed by the authors happen within the family. The two novels both indicate levels of abuse leveled upon women and children, which points towards

  • Comparing Evil in The Elephant Man, Romeo and Juliet, and Let the Circle Be Unbroken

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    Comparing the Evil Exposed in Christine Sparks' The Elephant Man, William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and Mildred Taylor's Let the Circle Be Unbroken       "Evil is the underlying element in the life of a living creature." This quotation, by Ray V. Sjorvek, expresses the idea that all living creatures contain a certain degree of evil inside themselves. In literature, protagonists usually express their sinister sides through words or actions when trying to prove the point that one's hidden

  • Comparing Evil, Abuse and Escape in Oliver Twist and Great Expectations

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    his sister resulted in Pip distancing himself from any ties with his family.  Thus his independence grew as a direct result of the abuse he had faced.             In both novels the main characters have to escape from harsh living conditions and evil surroundings which in turn forces them to grow as individuals, and become independent from a conformist society.  Oliver finds himself residing in an orphanage that is dark and sordid.  As well he finds himself in London’s lowest slums, such as the

  • Distinctive Voice in Carol Ann Duffy’s Anne Hathaway and The Laboratory by Robert Browning

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    great it is. Whereas is Robert Browning’s poem ‘The laboratory’ is about a woman who poisons the woman her lover’s sleeping with. In ‘Anne Hathaway’s’ first lines the voice seems dreamy and passionate. Whereas, in ‘The laboratory’s’ the voice seems evil, keen and excited. ‘The bed we loved in was a spinning world of forests, castles, torchlight, cliff tops, seas where we could dive for pearls.’ Using the world ‘loved’ instead of ‘slept’ creates connotations of passion, love and as if their love was

  • Comparing War Poems

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    Comparing War Poems Died of Wounds and Suicide in the Trenches are two poems, which I will be comparing the similarities and differences, which were written by the same author. Both these poems were written by a person called Siegfried Sasson, who wrote most of his poems during the World War One, which outlined how bad the war was to those at home after suffering from being Shell Shocked. I will be comparing the language it uses, ideas it contains and the way it is structured

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo´s Nest: A Sardonic Commentary on Christianity

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    world through Him might be saved.” John 3:17 The savior of the Jewish people, Jesus Christ gave his life to absolve the world of its sins. He lived a pure and virtuous life guiding others towards the will of God while misdirecting them from the evils of earthly pleasures. Though he meant to bring peace, Jesus created discord in the governing processes of the land and was ultimately killed for it. His dissidence and claims of holiness displeased the rulers, but in perspective, he was a peasant who