Dangerous Liaisons Essays

  • Dangerous Games of Love in the Films Cruel Intentions versus Dangerous Liaisons

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    Dangerous Games of Love in the Films Cruel Intentions versus Dangerous Liaisons Would you like to play a game? This game involves passion, deceit, lies, and love. I viewed two movies that share the same painful theme; Cruel Intentions and Dangerous Liaisons. They both bring to life a set of characters that play with emotions like they are nothing but a mere child's game. I chose to introduce you to the infamous Viconte Valmont and the spoiled Sebastian Valmont. Not only are their names similar

  • Reception Theory and Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons)

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    Reception Theory and Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) Of all the literary critical theories yet discussed, I find reception theory by far the most intelligent and rewarding. After all, where does literature become literature, where does it "happen" so to speak, if not in the mind of the reader? Without the reader, literature is inky blobs on paper. This correlates to Berkeley's solipsistic analogy of a tree falling in the woods. Without a listener does it make a sound? Well, technically

  • Dangerous Liaisons Religion

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    In Choderlos de Laclos epistolary novel, Dangerous Liaisons, there are several prominent themes that reoccur throughout the novel, two being seduction and manipulation. While those themes play a large role, one theme that has significant influence in character development is religion. The relationship between the Vicomte de Valmont and the Présidente de Tourvel develops throughout the novel based upon the evolving importance that religion and faith have in the decision making of the two characters

  • Comparing Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos and Cruel Intentions the Movie

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    Comparing Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos and Cruel Intentions the Movie It is my intention to compare the book, Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos, to its modern movie version, Cruel Intentions starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. I intend to examine how the original French text was modified in reference to plot, character, morals/values, and themes. I also plan to discuss how these transformations change the meaning of the story and reflect different cultural/historical contexts

  • Analysis Of Dangerous Liaisons By Chodarlos De Laclos

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    In the novel, “Dangerous Liaisons” written by Choderlos De Laclos, during the 18th century it can be seen where characters are writing letters to one another. One of the characters, the Marquise de Merteuil is a wealthy widow who’s used to getting what she wants. She gains pleasure from getting revenge on her ex-boyfriend by creating problems between him and his fiancée, Cecile, and helping the Vicomte de Valmont plot against Madame de Tourvel. Although the Marquise is devious and ruthless as Valmont

  • Dangerous Liaisons: An Analysis

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    people have used letters to inform people about information and events because they did not have another type of communication techniques to get information to a person fast enough during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In the novel, Dangerous Liaisons, Lacolos use the letters in his novel to create a sense of destruction and manipulation by using letters as a weapon. Lacolos’ characters pass letter back and forth until everything falls apart when the reveal of how bad letter

  • Interview with the vampire

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    As you may know, while the film IWTV was in production with David Geffen, the author of the book had no legitimate contact with him or with the studio or with anyone connected with the film. When the announcement was made that Tom Cruise would star as Lestat, I had deep reservations and severe criticisms. So did many many of my readers. I talked openly about this. A curtain thereafter divided me from the entire production, and with reason. Nobody likes to be criticized, and that includes movie people

  • Working Women and Dangerous Liaisons

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    keeper of the home (Smith, p.273). Wage labor introduced a new way of life for women that included bouts of extreme poverty, intense labor, and a change in their relations with men. Working women in the industrial age faced unsatisfactory to even dangerous relations with men from marital relations, sexual coercion, and sexual harassment. Such negative relations were due to working women’s vulnerability in law, economic standing, and the popular negative view of the working woman. For most working

  • Dangerous Liaisons: Sex and Love in the Segregated South

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    History of Arkansas Dangerous Liaisons: Sex and Love in the Segregated South Charles F. Robinson II is the author of Dangerous Liaisons: Sex and Love in the Segregated South. His main objective in writing this novel was to examine how white southerners enforced anti-miscegenation laws. Robinson shows that the real crime was to suggest that black and white individuals might be equals. When writing the book, Robinson used various sources. He examined legal cases from across the South, U.S. Supreme

  • Comparing Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing

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    then calls off the wedding. When he discovers the truth, they marry immediately. In both plays love is the bond that holds the lovers together, in spite of many obstacles the two face. Intrigue is shown in both plays by the characters that act as liaisons between the lovers. For example, Romeo and Juliet cannot simply go out ...

  • Examining the Impact of Roles and Social Pressures on My Life

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    feeling the pressure and judgment of a society that expects its members to engage in heterosexual courtship at my age. Jaimie was in the process of terminating a mutually destructive relationship and had experimented with several unsuccessful liaisons;... ... middle of paper ... ...must bear in mind, however, that in order for these theories to be fully validated, they must be applicable not only to generalized groups of people or representative individuals, but to every member of society

  • Sexual Desire Vs. Religion In 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses'

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    Sexual Desire vs. Religion: A Close Look at Letter 128 Choderlos de Laclos’s epistolary novel Les Liaisons dangereuses is a complex novel filled with morally unsound characters. Even the more innocent characters, such as Cécile de Volanges, The Chevalier Danceny, and the chaste Madame de Tourvel, lose their sense of morality when they become pawns in Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont’s game of sexual domination and ruin. Several interesting relationships begin between the innocent

  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses

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    Les Liaisons Dangereuses is a complex and disturbing portrayal of the noble class in pre-revolutionary France. Set in the late eighteenth century during the latter part of the Ancien Regime, Les Liaisons weaves a web of cold, calculated betrayal of the most immoral kind. The story unfolds in the form of letters written between the principal characters, giving it a unique literary texture. By using this style, de Laclos is able to give the reader a shockingly intimate look at these people as they

  • How Did Michael Jackson Impact Pop Culture

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    Michael Jackson's Impact on Pop Culture What do you get when you add together 13 number one singles, 17 Grammy awards, and over one billion albums being sold across the globe since his first solo debut? As soon as the assignment was given and I found out it was going to be over pop culture of, course my mind went straight to the King of Pop himself... Michael Jackson. The true impact Michael had on pop culture may never be surpassed. Jackson has touched the lives of many through his music

  • Defending Jacob Symbolism

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    behavior of Jacob are quite similar to his very own pocket knife as they are both inherently dangerous. Take one glance at a knife and even with the most elementary knowledge, it is instantly common ground that this “tool” is not something to be taken jokingly. By featuring a design to help it fulfill its entire purpose (a keen, meticulously crafted curve), something it must contain to be useful, it becomes a dangerous tool. As soon as Andy Barber

  • Safety First Essay

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    Firstly, equipment manufacturers design inherently dangerous systems with built-in safety devices known as engineering controls. These are interlocks that are meant to protect the unsuspecting from the dangers that lay inside. Second, all newcomers to the industry are indoctrinated by loads of videos and web-based

  • A Critical Analysis Of William Blake's Infant Sorrow?

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    to have a family and have children, but now I question if that would be the best idea to bring them here with the way society is. “ My mother groaned! My father wept. Into the dangerous world I leapt. Helpless, naked, piping loud; Like a fiend hid in a cloud” (lines 1 through 4) He went into the world knowing it was dangerous and his parents were just sad of what was to come. It is not your average birth fantasy. Clearly, William Blake is a great poet for his time and truly makes you question the

  • Double Standards in Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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    the class promised and that was “big books about bad women,” although maybe is should say “bad women and men.” Works Cited Balzac, Honoré De. Cousin Bette. N.p.: Penguin, 1998. Print. Laclos, Choderlos De, and Douglas Parmée. Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. Print. Thackeray, William Makepeace, and Nicholas Dames. Vanity Fair. New York: Barnes & Noble Classics, 2003. Print. Tolstoy, Leo, and David Magarshack. Anna Karenina. New York: Signet Classic, 1961. Print.

  • Poverty In Dangerous Minds

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    film, Dangerous Minds, follows the story of Louanne Johnson, an ex-U.S. Marine. Set in 1989, the story begins with Louanne entering into her first year teaching at an inner-city school with underprivileged youths, where she explores the challenges of teaching her students, and the necessary steps it takes to reach them. Roughly based on the autobiography, My Posse Don’t Do Homework, Dangerous Minds shows a social depiction of the forces of stratification and poverty, the bureaucracy of our educational

  • Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection and Social Darwinism

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    selection and survival of the fittest have been applied to moral, economic, political, and other cultural aspects of society. Dennett briefly touched on some of the political and social ramifications of Darwin's theories in the final chapter of Darwin's Dangerous Idea. Other philosophers and thinkers have also adapted Darwin's evolutionary ideas, in order to apply them in a societal or cultural context. One great example of this adaptation of the biological concept of evolution, is the appearance of Social