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    Faustus' Study and Opening Speech The scene now shifts to Faustus’s study, and Faustus’s opening speech about the various fields of scholarship reflects the academic setting of the scene. In proceeding through the various intellectual disciplines and citing authorities for each, he is following the dictates of medieval scholarship, which held that learning was based on the authority of the wise rather than on experimentation and new ideas. This soliloquy, then, marks Faustus’s rejection of this

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    Alferi's Opening Speech

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    English Coursework A view From the Bridge-Arthur Miller -Discuss the ways in which Alferi’s opening speech prepares the audience for what is to come in the play A View from The Bridge. Arthur Miller was born on October 17th,1915 in new York city with both of his parents being immigrants into the united States. His father’s success with his clothing manufacturing business made the family live well untill the American economy collasped and Arthur Miller had to be employed as a warehouseman

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    The Power of Women in Richard III

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    through their own discourse of religion and superstition. In the opening speech of Act 1, Scene 2, Lines 1-30 Lady Anne orients the reader to the crucial political context of the play and the metaphysical issues contained within it (Greenblatt, 509). Lady Anne curses her foes, using strong language to indicate her authority. She speaks in blank verse, by which she utilizes imagery to emphasize her emotions and reinforce her pleas. Her speech clearly illustrates the distinction between the submissive female

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    characters. How far does the section prepare the audience for what is about to happen? From the opening stage directions you get a very clear indication of what Miller is trying to show about Eddie. His flat is described as clean, sparse and homely. The use of a phone box in the set is relevant as the audience can expect it to be used in an important way in the future. After Alfieri’s opening speech there are hints that all is not right and this leads the audience to think about the future. “A

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    itself in terms of gender by focusing on the Eumenides' exploration of the myth of matriarchy, issues of the conflict between oikos and polis and the use of speech within the polis. I will then look at how these themes are brought together in the trial and the play provides an image of resolution. Many of these issues are set up in the opening speech of the priestess Pythia as already resolved and are then reconfirmed by the trial itself and closing images order. The myth of matriarchy, despite

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    Richard of Glouster

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    the crown? Shakespeare depicts Edward and Clarence as far more worthy of the crown. They possess traits of a King which Richard does not possess. Richard states in his opening speech “Unless to spy my shadow in the sun/And descant on mine own deformity./ And therefore since I cannot prove a lover'; (1.1.26-28). In this speech Richard admits he cannot be a lover because he is ugly with deformity. This imperfectness does not fit the perfect qualities known to Kings. His brothers, on the other

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    hate him as I do hell-pains' in contrast to Desdemona, (or even the early Othello),'Not to pick bad from bad, but by bad mend.' Animality and darkness can be clearly seen in the character and more specifically the language of Iago. From the very opening of the play, curses and language which intone hate fall easily from his lips. His enigmatic declaration that 'I am not what I am' is preceded by the disturbing image that when he is sincere 'I will wear my heart upon my sleeve/For daws to peck at

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    a celebration of love; As You Like It, a philosophical discourse on love.. Shakespeare cuts to the chase, eliminating much of the prologue to Rosalynde. We hear of old Sir Roland de Boys (Lodge's John of Bordeaux) only through Orlando's opening speech, not the extended deathbed collection of aphorisms Lodge provides (though this shade of Polonius perhaps influences old Adam's long-winded style). Likewise, the extended ruminations are cut entirely or, for the forest scenes, condensed into tighter

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    He speaks directly to the audience and he reminds the audience of things that have happened in the play, plus he is also a character involved in the action of the play. Alfieri introduces the themes that run through the play. In Alfieri’s opening speech he uses the words “watched it run its bloody course” as if he knows something bad is going to take place in the play, a tragedy. Alfieri also points out that there is a difference between the modern American law and the ancient law of the Sicilian

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    gentlemen callers to enter their lives.  She is also trying to escape her own vacant life.  Our author, Tennessee Williams utilizes the fire escape as a literal exit from his own reality as well.  His way of escaping is through the play.  In Tom's opening speech, he says, "I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion."  This quote refers to Williams' own life told through the play.  Everyone in the play seeks haven from their lives, attempting to escape into an imaginary fallacy world.  In "The

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