Epilogue Essays

  • Analysis of Shakespeare's The Tempest - The Epilogue

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    The Epilogue of the Tempest The Epilogue of the Tempest by William Shakespeare is an excellent -- if not the best -- example of Shakespeare's brilliance.   In 20 lines Shakespeare is able to write an excellent ending to his play, while speaking through his characters about Shakespeare's own life and career.  Even more amazingly, he seemlessly ties the two together. In the context of the story Prospero's monologue makes perfect sense.  He has lost his magical power, so his "charms are o'erthrown

  • The Tempest: Allegorical to the Bible

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    representative of God for several reasons. First, he is obviously in control of the actions and has an omnipotent quality. This has been demonstrated by several scenes throughout the play. Consider the power that Prospero possesses, as shown in the Epilogue at the closing of the play: I have bedimmed The mooontide sun, called forth the mutinous winds, And 'twixt the green sea and the azured vault Set roaring war. . . . The strong-based promontory Have I made shake, and by the spurs plucked up The pine

  • Dear America When Will This Cruel War Be Over by Barry Denenberg

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    dramatically . From the girl who dreamed of getting married to despising it And think its best not to get married at all . She becomes very angry with the war and marriage that it was starting to scare thoughts around her . Later in the story I found epilogue that Aunt Caroline sent her to a mental incaution for the insane . She died there some say she killed herself by jumping out the window or someone pushed her no one knows . Mrs. Simpson- Emma's mom who was in the book for a short time . She help

  • Spender And Sankichi: Two Views Of Disaster

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    Stephen Spender's "Epilogue to a Human Drama" and Toge Sankichi's "Dying" are poems detailing the destruction of two cities, London and Hiroshima, respectively, during or after World War II bombings. Spender wrote "Epilogue to a Human Drama," hereafter referred to as "Epilogue," after a December air raid of London during the Battle of Britain, which ravaged and razed much of England from Summer 1940 until Spring 1941. Sankichi wrote "Dying" from his vivid recollections of the surprise atomic bombing

  • Raw by Scott Monk, Hard Rock by Etheridge Knight, and Dangerous Minds by John N. Smith

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    Raw by Scott Monk, Hard Rock by Etheridge Knight, and Dangerous Minds by John N. Smith Institutions can have positive and negative effects that can alter an individual's perceptions, judgment and values. "Raw" by Scott Monk, "Hard Rock" by Etheridge Knight and "Dangerous Minds" by John N. Smith help communicate an understanding of how such institutions can reform an individual. The novel "Raw" written by Scott Monk, is simple in style but introduces interesting and an acceptable insight to

  • Bringing It All Together

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    The Epilogue of the Tempest by William Shakespeare is an excellent -- if not the best -- example of Shakespeare's brilliance. In 20 lines Shakespeare is able to write an excellent ending to his play, while speaking through his characters about Shakespeare's own life and career. Even more amazingly, he seemlessly ties the two together. In the context of the story Prospero's monologue makes perfect sense. He has lost his magical power, so his "charms are o'erthrown, and what strength [Prospero] have's

  • Concepts of love in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

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    social accepted love and the unconventional love, which is looked down upon by society. 2.     Summary of the play The comedy consists of an induction and five acts. The play ends with a short scene, which one might call an epilogue. The induction and the “epilogue” serve as frame for the real comedy. 2.1     The induction Christopher Sly, a drunken tinker, is turned out of an alehouse by the hostess. A lord and his train, who return from hunting, find Sly sleeping. For his own amusement

  • Hammurabis Code of Laws

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    of Babylon. He supposedly ruled from 1792-1750 BC. During his rule, he wrote a code of law, which was the first to be translated from cuneiform. The code was written on several stone tablets so that all people could see them. It had a prologue, an epilogue, and 282 articles, and included rights for women, even though they didn’t have as many rights as men did. Hammurabi’s code was based on the saying ‘an eye for an eye’. This means that the retribution for the crime would roughly fit the severity of

  • William Shakespeare's Henry IV

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    Oldcastle's wife's descendant, William, Lord Cobham, who was Lord Chamberlain of England, was putting pressure on Shakespeare, telling him to change the name, as it was seemed to be offensive to his family. One book states the following: "In the epilogue to Part II of Henry IV, Shakespeare underlines the alteration by denying any connection between Oldcastle and Falstaff - For Oldcastle died a martyr, and this is not the man. So Oldcastle became Falstaff, by what exact process we do not know

  • The Search for Identity in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man

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    Ellison’s Invisible Man It is through the prologue and epilogue, that we understand the deeper meanings of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man. The prologue is essential, laying down a foundation that allows us to understand the meaning and reason behind the symbolism and relevance of events the that follow. The prologue allows us to understand the extent and level of intensity the novel is trying to achieve. Acting in the same way, the epilogue further illustrates the importance of different parts of

  • War and Peace and Tolstoy's View of History

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    the author wanted and was able to express in that form in which it was expressed.'  Not only do the themes and incidents in the novel reflect his theory of history, Tolstoy iterates this in less narrative terms in the twelve chapters of the Second Epilogue, described as, 'A general discussion on the historians' study of human life, and on the difficulty of defining the forces that move nations.  The problem of freewill and necessity.'  The view of history explored by Tolstoy has had few sympathisers

  • Interpretation Alternatives of Shakespeare's The Tempest

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    resolution. In this way the production could be used as a vehicle for conveying the idealistic virtues of forgiveness, compassion, and of course knowledge. In his book, A Buddhist's Shakespeare, James Howe draws attention to Prospero's epilogue saying, "In his epilogue this master, Shakespeare, has the character Prospero ask us, the audience, to confirm our collusion with both the master and his creature. Indeed the two relationships are reciprocal. We are asked to release Prospero from our "spell"

  • Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov

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    absorbs the sanctified secrets and thus transmits them,through Dostoevsky's technique of linkage, into the minds of about all of the characters in the novel, creating a strong, common vine that integrates itself from the beginning paragraph to the epilogue. The main theory that ...

  • The Character of Caliban in Shakespeare's Tempest

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    scholars believe that the play is also nearly an autobiographical work, written towards the end of Shakespeare's literary career. This idea is reinforced throughout the play, especially towards the end and in the epilogue: ?...my ending is despair, Unless I be relieved by prayer.? Epilogue: 15-16 And ?I'll break my staff, Bury it in certain fathoms in the earth, And deeper than did ever plummet sound I'll drown my book? 5:1:54-57 Therefore, our understanding of Caliban's position in

  • Omar Khayyam The Enigma

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    influences of his work. Following this will be a section on his magnum opus and only work, The Rubaiyat. This will include literary criticism of his famous work. After this there will be a brief conclusion to sum up the overall paper followed by an epilogue with my opinion on Khayyam. Finally in my bibliography the reader will see my sources for research and my opinion on those books. I. OMAR KHAYYAM, THE ENIGMA In the history of world literature Omar Khayyam is an enigma. No poet of any time period

  • Code Of Hummurabi

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    legislative structure of government and society. Hammurabi’s Code- “A law Code” or a set of royal decisions??? As written in Mesopotamia: The Mighty Kings, (p26), the code consists if 282 laws that are branched at the beginning and end by a prologue and epilogue. The “Code” touches almost every aspect of everyday life in Babylonya. As the prologue states, the laws were supposedly written “to promote the welfare of the people,…to cause just to prevail in the land, to destroy the wicked and the evil, that

  • Prospero's Redemption in The Tempest

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    he only foretells renouncing. While in some stage productions Prospero will break a staff or burn a book, the text itself switches from a future tense first person description of the renunciation, in the play, to a past tense description, in the epilogue; the event itself is never enacted. The precise moment at which Prospero destroys his books, however, is irrelevant, as his power lies not so much in them as in Ariel. Ariel is not given freedom until the King's ship "shall catch/ [the] royal fleet

  • Epilogue To The Cat

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    Andrea had finished her sandwich and she packed up the ham, cheese and bread in her backpack and she was energized and ready to explore some more. After a while of walking through the leafy forest she heard a desperate cry through the tall green trees Andrea ran to the cry and looked around she said “hello?” then she heard from above “can you please help me” Andrea looked up and saw orange and white striped cat with white paws and green eyes cat stuck in a tree she said “was that you” the cat

  • Epilogue To Odysseus

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    With Dawn and her fingertips of rose, tired Odysseus awoke from his restful slumber. The slow rocking of the boat was comforting to wake up to. Odysseus looked around and saw nothing but water. The vast ocean made it feel as if Poseidon was trying to keep him from reaching home as much as possible. He longed to be back in Ithaka's wonderful arms; the sound of the sea crashing up against the shore and the yelling in the markets of people showing their goods. Odysseus stopped daydreaming and realized

  • The Ballroom Epilogue

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    It's July 16, 1918; I ran to the ballroom in which you could find all of our guests. Papa is coming back from his trip, and the ball was thrown to honor him. My shoes were clicking on the carpet n our long hallways. I slammed the door open to the ballroom, and everything went silent. Everyone was looking at me. “Sorry!” I yelled in multiple languages. “Papa! You’re back,” I jumped into his arms crying, “Papa I missed you so much!” “Hi my little Anechka, I missed you so much,” he said, “I'm sorry