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    Hamlet is Not a Coward

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    Hamlet is Not a Coward The first seven lines of Hamlet's soliloquy in the third scene of the third act have been the cause of debate for centuries as to what they reveal about Hamlet's character. Some say that he has chickened out of the prime opportunity to obtain the revenge that he has been commissioned to achieve by the ghost of his father. They accuse Hamlet of being a pacifist who hasn't the heart to put his thoughts into action-that he has merely talked himself out of the deed. My interruption

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    Sniper Coward or Hero

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    Sniper Coward or Hero Since the invention of the firearm, skilled individuals with specialized equipment have influenced the ebb and flow of the battlefield. At times this influence has been so great as to turn the tide of history. The long-range sharpshooter or sniper has had a telling effect on the direction, drive, and scope of battle. The sniper has felled the command structure of his enemies, rendered their equipment useless, and driven fear into the heart of the men. Thus, the

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    The Coward Revealed in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman In the play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, the main character, Willy Loman, is a struggling salesman. Willy Loman is a complex character who confuses illusion with reality. In a way, Willy has two personalities in this play. The one we see in the present action is a tired man in his sixties. The other Willy is the one we see in flashbacks. He is young and confident. In Act Two, Scene Fourteen, Willy’s son Biff tells him that

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    Macbeth is a hero and a coward, often at the same time depending on what meaning of the words you use. Macbeth is the hero of the story but he doesn’t act like a hero, except for a time at the beginning of the play (Act 1 Scene 2). After Macbeth murders Duncan, he doesn’t ever become his heroic self again. Macbeth then becomes a coward, which he demonstrates by killing in cold blood all the people that pose even a small threat to him, including his companion and comrade, Banquo who is suspicious

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    Willy Loman as Coward in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman Everybody feels the penetrating presence of fear throughout life. However, people’s reactions to this fear separate the brave souls from the cowards. Mark Twain once said, "Courage is resistance to fear; mastery of fear, not absence of fear" (Twain 6). In Arthur Miller’s play Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman fears rejection by his son, Biff, and the business world. His fears master him, creating in him a fantasy world of life as it

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    Willy Loman Died a Coward in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman "In his early sixties he knows his business as well as he ever did. But the unsubstantial things have become decisive; the spring has gone from his step, the smile from his face and the heartiness from his personality. He is through. The phantom of his life has caught up with him. As literally as Mr. Miller can say it, dust turns to dust. Suddenly, there is nothing" (Internet 1). The New York Times has expressed the tragedy in

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    In the fable “The boy in the striped pajamas; by John Boyne. Bruno is both brave and a coward. Bruno is brave in a way when he brought food to Shmuel. He also talked and played with Shmuel when he knew he wasn’t suppose too. Bruno knew the situation Shmuel was in and he felt bad for him. Shmuel was pale in the face and very hungry. “Shmuel looked as if he wasn’t really listening; instead his eyes were focused on the slices of chicken and stuffing that Bruno was throwing casually into his mouth.

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    Ordinary Men

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    murder. They pulled the trigger, and nobody forced them to do it. Yes, you can argue that they were orders, and they did not want to look like cowards in front of their comrades, but what they are dealing with is murder. That should be enough of a reason not to do it. To kill not only one person, but over a thousand people so that you do not look like a coward in front of your comrades is a very pathetic thing. On the other side of the coin, we have the thought that they should be placed on trial because

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    She did what?

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    In society, courage plays a large part in becoming a man. As defined by by the Merriam Webster dictionary, courage is the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. In other words courage can be interpreted as the strength to overcome one’s own fears. In Ernest Hemingway’s short story, The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber, courage is a recurring theme that creates a plethora a different interactions between the characters. As the title implies,

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    Animal Instinct

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    Animal Instinct The short happy life of Fracis Macomber shows how one man goes to waste after learning the meaning of courage on an African hunt. Macomber, a young, wealthy, coward, American hunter goes on a safari expedition with his wife led by an older, more experienced, cocky English hunter Wilson. Out here it’s not what or who you are but if you can survive the piercing cries of the wild and come to terms with the basic instinct of survival. Francis Macomber and his “loyal” wife Margot set

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