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    Ghost Light

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    Ghost light refers to the superstition that one small bulb should always be left on so that no theater is ever totally dark--and thus vulnerable to "ghosts." A reader of Frank Rich's memoir Ghost Light is likely to conclude, however, that the title refers to the author's attempt to exorcise his miserable childhood. The son of Frank Rich Sr., whose family had been in the shoe business in Washington since the Civil War, and Helene Rich, a teacher, was born in 1949. Members of the family led seemingly

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    Romeo and Juliet

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    a chance to meet, and therefore no chance to fall in love and then die. Similarly, Friar John played an indirect role in their deaths: “I could not send it—here it is again—/ Nor get a messenger to bring it to thee” (5.3.14-15). This is towards the end of the play when Friar John was supposed to give a letter to Romeo, explaining that Juliet was alive, but in a coma, and waiting for him to get her. Friar John has no ill-intentions when he says he can’t get the message to Romeo. He is completely oblivious

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    Twelfth Night was written in 1601 by William Shakespeare. Another meaning to Twelfth Night was the coming of Wise Men. This also called “Epiphany”. Epiphany means sudden stroke of insight, a sudden understanding of the “reality of things.” A seeing beyond appearances. Often consider moments of Epiphany to be crucial events in our intellectual, spiritual lives. At Epiphany of Christ, first who saw the powers that child stood for. For centuries Twelfth Night had been celebrated with plays; one of the

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    Heroes are rarely seen in today's world. Too many people are worried about money or power to be concerned with others around them. But then that leads to the definition of a hero. It is possibly a person who does moral good in the world, or perhaps someone who stands up for those who do not have the power to do so themselves. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, but people must remember that they are still human. They do make mistakes and they can be selfish. Such is the case in both Hamlet and Tempest

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    The Issue of Money in The Tempest and Othello The central issue depicted in both plays The Tempest and Othello is about money. Money in substantial amounts can represent great power and strength over the ruling nation. It plays a major role in our everyday society and one that is fully illustrated in both of Shakespeare’s play. Both of the plays are related to his matter, in that the subplot characters attempt to achieve high respect and, therefore, gain power and strength by deception. A

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    Malvolio and the Way he is Treated in William Shakespeare's The Twelfth Night Malvolio is an extremely complicated and difficult character to study because of his mixed, complex personality. At times in the play he seems very reliable and loyal but sometimes he seems foolish and weak, and in many scenes in the play the audience are encouraged to laugh at him, his actions or his words. He is not portrayed as a lovable character, which makes the play funnier. Also, the way that Malvolio seems

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    Comparing the Opening Sequences of Two Filmed Version of Romeo and Juliet The two films are taken from two plays written by the same man, Shakespeare. However they are both directed by two different men, what ways has each director tried to convey the original script? Romeo and Juliet has a very fast moving opening sequence. Already the director manages to create tension between the Montague’s and the Capulet, the two rival families. He does this by containing a fight in the opening sequences

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    A Woman’s Role

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    A Woman’s role What was the typical role for a woman during the Elizabethan times? What was the typical role the woman played in Shakespeare’s plays? Shakespeare was a one of the greatest writers during the Elizabethan times who wrote many plays and other works. How were women’s life in Elizabethan times and how did Shakespeare portray women in his plays? Shakespeare was a literature genius during the Elizabethan times. It is also called the golden age in English history. The Elizabethan time occurred

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    Deception in The Tempest

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    The passage below is found in the opening act of one of Shakespeare's most illusive plays of control and manipulation. The word "deception" is defined as "the act of misleading" or "to trick, cheat, lie, and mislead". From this definition, it is obvious that deception is normally perceived to be evil and results in the harm of others mentally and physically. It leads to broken hearts, untold truths, or even unpunished murder. However, in Shakespeare's The Tempest, deception is used as a virtuous

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    For this essay I am going to be telling you Romeo’s and Juliet’s life in 5 years time. On page 842 Romeo kills himself, and later on 846 Juliet grabbed the dagger from Romeo and stabs herself also. Before the two lovers get carried away with the lost of a loved one, I want to make a theory of what would happen if they didn’t kill themselves and life for another 5 years. At the end of day 3 Juliet came into the chamber were Romeo came and saw her. Right before Romeo is about to kill himself because

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