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    era were Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and Daniel Webster. These men all died nearly a decade before the civil war began, but they didn’t know how much they would effect it. States’ rights was a very controversial issue, and one which had strong opposition and radical proposals coming from both sides. John C. Calhoun was in favor of giving states the power to nullify laws that they saw unconstitutional, and he presented this theory in his “Doctrine of Nullification”. Daniel Webster strongly disagreed

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    John Webster Influences

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    Very little is known about John Webster's childhood. Much of the information about his family was destroyed when the parish to which his father's family belonged burned down in 1666, during the Great Fire of London (1). The records destroyed in that fire would have been invaluable in piecing together Webster's youth. What is known is that Webster was born in what is estimated to be 1590 or earlier (2), to the son of a carriage-maker. His father's business often supplied rental coaches for the

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    Vanitas

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    b. 1944), Leonardo Drew (American, b. 1961), Felix Gonzalez-Torres (American, b. Cuba, 1957- 1996), Jim Hodges (American, b. 1957), Anish Kapoor (British, b. India, 1954), and Jac Leirner (Brazilian, b. 1961). In the poem Vanitas Vanitatum by John Webster, we are given a clear view of this movement in the art world. “ALL the flowers of the spring Meet to perfume our burying” is a beautiful juxtaposition of the beauty of life and the sorrow of passing away. Actually, any definition of this term

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    John Webster's play The Duchess of Malfi is an illustration of the unequal power relations between the sexes during the sixteenth century. In the play the brothers Ferdinand and the Cardinal are shown as men who want to control their sister the Duchess by not letting her remarry. Out of this situation emerges the Duchess who, in spite of her promise not to marry again (p. 1298), will do the complete opposite, thus defying male power. Her conversation with Antonio (lines 317-61, pp. 1292-3)

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    The Fourth Act of The Duchess

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    occurred. --------------------------------------------------------------------- [1] Ralph Berry, The Art of John Webster (Clarendon Press, 1972) [2] Jan Kott, A personal essay (1986) [3] Professor John Jump, "The White Devil" and "The Duchess of Malfi" [4] John Webster, The White Devil, (Mermaid, 1996) [5] Peter Murray, A Study of John Webster (Mouton, 1969) [6] Professor John Jump, "The White Devil" and "The Duchess of Malfi" [7] Irving Ribner, Jacobean Tragedy: The Quest For Moral

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    The Duchess of Malti

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    John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi and Alexander Pope’s The Rape of the Lock each feature females as the dominate characters, but represent them in very different ways. In Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi it is made clear and significantly expresses how being vigorous, prideful and independent are not solely male characteristics, but assist in empowering women. In Pope’s The Rape of the Lock he presents women of circumstance and their over the top reactions to events that are superficially inconsequential

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    Language and Imagery in The Tragedy of Hamlet

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    eponymous drama illustrates the sudden power of the person in literature. This breakaway of Shakespeare’s ‘greatness’: many of his contemporaries and followers attempted to recreate his style, often decaying into wanton violence and atrocities (as with John Webster). His plots could be said to demonstrate moral stances (perhaps Othello could promote trust or fidelity with the consequences of jealousy and infidelity illustrated) but then Romeo and Juliet destroys the lovers who are attempting to reunite broken

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    the lamb is of an entirely different, in fact antithetical race, that of humility and forgiveness. The textual regions we shall be exploring include the diverse expanses, from palace to heath, of William Shakespeare, the dark, sinister Italy of John Webster, and the perfumed lady's chambers of Ben Jonson and Robert Herrick. The tragic hero of Shakespeare's King Lear is brought down, like all tragic heroes, by one fatal flaw, in this case pride, as well as pride's sister, folly. It is the King's

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    duchess

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    John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi is a seventeenth-century revenge tragedy. Pacheco defines revenge tragedy as a play that concerns itself with a character who ‘struggles to find justice in a dramatic world in which the privileged few abuse their power’ (2012, p.5). The Duchess is the play’s protagonist who ‘struggles to find justice’ against her brothers’ desire to seek revenge for her secret marriage to Antonio. This assignment will argue that the extract provided is fundamental in contributing

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    Desdemona and Cordelia, and John Webster's Duche... ... middle of paper ... ... White Devil. New Jersey: Humanities Press International, 1989. ·  Gataker, Thomas. "A Good Wife God's Gift," Certain Sermons, First Preached, and After Published At Several Times. London: Printed by John Haviland for Edward Brewster, 1637. ·  Little, Arthur, Jr. "'An essence that's not seen': The Primal Scene of Racism in Othello," Shakespeare Quarterly 44 (1993), 304-324. ·  Raynolds, John. A Defence of the Judgement

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