Duplicity Essays

  • Removal of the Cherokee

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    slaves. The British built two forts to protect the Cherokees while they were fighting the enemies of the British. The Cherokees entered the French and Indian War on the side of the British (Perdue, 6). Attacks on Cherokees by white frontiersmen and duplicity by colonial officials caused the Cherokees to shift their allegiance to the French. During the war, the British destroyed many Cherokee towns. The war the American Revolution caused many British settlers to push westward. These settlers began to

  • The Dual Nature of Characters in Othello

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    Shakespeare's tragedy, Othello, Iago is uncharacteristically honest when he says "I am not what I am". However, he is not the only character whose appearance differs from the reality. Nonetheless, he is possibly the only person who intends this duplicity. Unfortunately everyone is under the impression that Iago is "honest and just". Once alone, Iago reveals "when devils will the blackest sins put on, they do suggest at first with heavenly shows as I do now". Iago is two-faced in his relationships

  • King Henry Iv Part 1 - Hal

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    Shakespeare gives the reader the opportunity to view the timeless duplicity of a politician in Prince Hal of Henry IV, Part 1. Instead of presenting a rather common hero, Shakespeare sharpens the both sides of the sword and makes Hal a deceitful prince. In order to portray accurately the treachery and fickleness of Hal, Shakespeare must provide Hal with models to follow, rivals to defeat, and a populace to convince. Although Hal would not have to grovel for votes from England's populace to become

  • The Jealousy of Iago in Shakespeare's Othello

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    define pathological jealousy and a sheer desire for revenge. His acts are pre-meditated and have reasons. In various soliloquies, he reveals grudges that, while mostly false or overblown, present themselves as clear to Iago. Iago masters duplicity, even remarking himself "I am not what I am." (line 67) Many of his dark motives are probably concealed from the audience. In his few soliloquies, he presents definitive motives for his vengeful desires. His passions are so dark that

  • The Pardoner of The Canterbury Tales

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    The Pardoner of The Canterbury Tales How can a man exact vengeance on God if there is nothing a mortal can do to hurt Him? The Pardoner was born sterile, which resulted in abnormal physical development. He blames God for his deformities and attempts to attack God by attacking the link between God and mankind – the Church. In The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer indirectly depicts the characters through the stories they tell. The tale is a window upon the person that tells it. However, the Pardoner’s

  • Signification Through Structural Irony in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

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    says. M.H. Abrams defines irony thus: Some literary works exhibit structural irony, in that they show sustained irony. In such works the author, instead of using an occasional verbal irony, introduces a structural feature which serves to sustain a duplicity of meaning. One common device of this sort is the invention of a naïve hero, or else a naïve narrator or spokesman, whose invincible simplicity or obtuseness leads him to persist in putting an interpretation on affairs which the knowing reader—who

  • truthhod Quest for Truth in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

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    The Quest for Truth in Heart of Darkness Conrad’s Heart of Darkness is set in Africa's Congo region, and his descriptions of that place are stark yet full of the wonder of discovery as well as the shock that comes from uncovering ugly truths. Conrad was purposefully vague in his setting for Heart of Darkness; he never actually named the destination to which Marlow journeyed. This may be because Heart of Darkness was more an inner journey than a journey between places.  Conrad juxtaposed his

  • Literally Speaking in Quentin Tarantino's film Pulp Fiction

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    Literally Speaking in Quentin Tarantino's film Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino’s film, Pulp Fiction, uses words to the fullest of their meanings. Words in the film amplify meaning through their duplicity. Characters call one another names wherein the names’ meanings enhance our understanding of what the character is saying. Even if the author or speaker does not consciously intend the meaning, the language that this paper analyzes contains meaning of psychological importance. Characters’ actual

  • The Trickster in Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire

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    distant, in-human nature. (Whyte 2) In fact, most vampires are portrayed as both beast and man, struggling to retain their humanity as the lust for blood seems to never diminish and eternal as they are, their inner conflict spans to infinity. This duplicity is highly reminiscent of the paradoxical nature of the trickster archetype. Tricksters embrace creation just as easily as they revel in destruction, both beautiful and ugly, sometimes heroes and sometimes villains--still, tricksters are never

  • Free Macbeth Essays - Are things as they seem?

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    something has we form an opinion about it.  Sometimes the appearance something has can mislead one in forming an accurate opinion about it.  In Macbeth, Shakespeare shows us that things are not always as they appear to be.  This is shown through the duplicity of Macbeth and his wife, the kings sons and the servants being blamed for Duncan's death and King Duncan's inaccurate opinions. In the beginning of the play Macbeth is a well respected hero who appears to be a great guy.  However, by the end of

  • The Cycle of Fashion

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    the innovative visual trends of the latest collections. The same garments are successively dubbed 'outlandish', 'in fashion' and 'out-dated' according to the apparent vagaries of prevailing fashionable sensibilities. Are we really duped by such duplicity? Or are we willing participants in the cycle of fashion? And perhaps more significantly, what relevance does the cycle have today in Western society's culture of mass consumerism? The idea that fashion in dress follows a cyclical phase structure

  • Institutional Racism in the United States

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    a basis for a secessionary war, those same virtues were trampled upon and swept away with little regard.  Beneath the shining beacon of freedom that signaled the formation of the United States of America was a shadow of deception and duplicity that was essential in creating the state. The HSS 280 class lexicon defines duality as “a social system that results from a worldview which accepts inherent contradictions as reasonable because this is to the believer's benefit.” The early

  • Sex, Masculine Pride, and War in Henry V

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    pre-written by being an "historical" work, it is a testament to the bard's skill that he can work so many ideas into a frame that has to take account of popular facts. Interpretation of the play tends to revolve around issues of kingship, duplicity in Harry's self-presentation, or the consequences of war, but there is a glaring line of discussion present which has generally been missed: the relationship of war to sex and masculine pride. One critic writes, "War is a version of male lust

  • Othello’s Universality of Appeal

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    Frank Kermode explains the advantages of “double time” to Shakespeare: “Double time” is a classical topic of Othello criticism; one of its uses is to remind us that the play, more largely considered, is characterized by a kind of imaginative duplicity. Thus one can isolate a plot of monumental and satisfying simplicity without forgetting that the text can be made to support very different interpretations. The richness of the tragedy derives from uncancelled suggestions, from latent subplots operating

  • Duplicity In Shakespeare's Hamlet

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    the belying of one 's true intentions by deception. This is a concept that everyone in this room is familiar with and is evidenced in our everyday lives. Some accept it in our community and say it is just human nature. This is the concept of duplicity. Duplicity affects decisions and actions made throughout our

  • What Does Duplicity Mean

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    Duplicity Many people reject duplicity in all forms. By the word duplicity we will use the dictionary definition: 1. A) Deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech. B) An instance of deliberate deceptiveness; double-dealing. 2. The quality or state of being twofold or double. However, it may be suggested that duplicity and deceit is the basis of all social interactions. Witness for an example how most people go through daily life. You will notice that with

  • Dr. Jekell And Mr. Hyde

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    Jekyll, described by Stevenson, born wealthy, grew up handsome, honorable, and distinguished. Yet, throughout much of his life, he commits secret acts which he thoroughly regrets. Early in Jekyll’s development, Stevenson had him recognize a “profound duplicity of life...so profound a double dealer” and “that man is not truly one, but truly two.” Intellectually, he evaluates the differences between his private life and his public life and, ultimately, he becomes obsessed with the idea that at least two

  • Duplicity In Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

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    The Concept of Duplicity Duplicity is the idea of being two faced or living a double life. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, written by R.L. Stevenson is about a well known scientist named Dr. Jekyll who has split up his personality into two. One side of his personality, Dr. Jekyll is very personable and liked by many, while the other side, Mr. Hyde, is menacing and deranged. Throughout the story only few people know of Dr. Jekyll’s secret identity. As the story continues, Mr. Hyde’s

  • Repressed Personality and Sexual Subtleties in Robert Louis Stevenson Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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    significant" (760). We see this most closely in his Jekyll/Hyde experiment when Jekyll explains why he invented his infamous potion. Jekyll says: "I concealed my pleasures; and when I reached years of reflection...I stood already committed to a profound duplicity of life" (Stevenson, 42). Because of this feeling of being one thing in the public's eye, well respected and controlled, and another on his own, Hyde invents an outlet. This outlet becomes, at least symbolically, a representation of male hysteria

  • Individual Moral Duplicity in "Mrs. Warren's Profession"

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    broadly singular class boundaries such as lineage, profession, and religion, the ideologies that influence the individual can cause conflict in multiple forms. One of those forms easily seen in “Mrs. Warren’s Profession” is that of individual moral duplicity, due to a split sense of self. One of the interesting demonstrations in this play is how the two main women leads perceive each other – as they both operate with the same goals in the “marketplace” of society, since they do it from different methods