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  • The Strong Character of Penelope in Homer's Odyssey

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    The Strong Character of Penelope in Homer's Odyssey Homer's Odyssey is a story of the homecoming of Odysseus after the Trojan War.  Odysseus left his wife, Penelope, and their young son, Telemachos, almost twenty years before the telling of this story to fight in the Trojan War.  His absence places Penelope in a rather precarious position.  Faced with many different circumstances, both good and bad, Penelope is on her own to decide the path she wishes to take.  Depending on her decisions, the

  • The Strong Character and Unavoidable Destiny of Oedipus Rex

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    The Strong Character and Unavoidable Destiny of Oedipus Rex Oedipus the King, by Sophocles is about Oedipus, a man doomed by his fate. Like most tragedies, Oedipus the King contains a tragic hero, a heroic figure unable to escape his own doom. This tragic hero usually has a hamartia, a tragic flaw, which causes his downfall. The tragic flaw that Sophocles gives Oedipus is hubris (exaggerated pride or self-confidence), which is what caused Oedipus to walk right into the fate he sought to escape

  • A Lesson Before Dying

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    he never had for a man before. They became real close friends and talked about a lot of things. I really like how they portrayed this theme throughout the book. In the book each character had their own characteristics and personality. There was something special about each character in the book. Each of them had their strong points and weak points for example Grant was always running away from his problems. There were a lot of things in his life that he could not handle and he just wanted to run away

  • Shiloh by Bobbie Ann Mason

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    Shiloh by Bobbie Ann Mason Character Sketch In Bobbie Ann Mason’s story “Shiloh” she presents the character of Norma Jean as having a strong personality but an emptiness deep within. Norma Jean is presented as a strong character on the outside in the opening of the story. “She lifts three-pound dumbbells to warm-up, the progresses to a twenty-pound barbell.”(Mason p. 46). However as the story progresses she exhibits the emptiness which she feels. “One day Leroy arrives home from a drive

  • Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale's Character in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter

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    The Character of Arthur Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter is a story of characters that have to live and deal with the effects of sin in different ways.  Of these characters, the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale is the character portrayed as the most weak and unnoble. Despite this portrayal Dimmesdale was a stronger character than given credit for. His unbelievable amount of control in his way of handling his burdens displays his great sense of strength and intellect.

  • Process Journal

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    For our set text we were given the play Mrs Warrens Profession. For our choice of scene we chose scene four, the last act because the scene contains the right amount of characters for our group of four. Also the ending scene is the climax of the entire play and is full of action, we felt that the last scene was complete with comedy and romance, tension and emotion and our group felt that this scene would hold the audiences attention well. In staging the set text scene we needed to show the

  • Pride And Prejudice

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    within each character a certain amount of inconsistency, whether in behaviour ,attitude or manner. In the beginning of the novel Mr.Bingley is described by Jane - " He is just what a young man ought to be," she said, "sensible, good humoured, lively; and I never saw such happy manners!- so much ease with such perfect good breeding!" to which Elizabeth replies in further praise " He is also handsome," replied Elizabeth "which a young man ought likewise to be, if he possibly can. His character is thereby

  • Charlie's Attempt to Overcome the Past in Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited

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    Charlie's Attempt to Overcome the Past in Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited Babylon Revisited is made up of different characters with different ideologies in life. The Protagonist, Charlie is a reformed alcoholic who had come back to take his daughter. Marion is Charlie's sister- in - law who dislikes him because she thinks he caused her sister's death. I think Marion is emotionally disturbed. She overacts to things that happen in everyday life. Lincoln is Marion's husband .He tries to keep things

  • Othello

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    "Othello" consisted of three major characters including: Othello, Desdemona, and Iago, each of which play a key role in the play. Othello is the protagonist in the play "Othello". Othello is the general of the armies of Venice, He's a supreme and powerful figure with extreme charisma. Because of Othello's race and age, one must bielive that Othello had to work his way up, and be a dominating soilder to hold such ranking. Due to the jealousy torwards such a character, Othello was the target of the tragedy

  • Sensationalism - Sensation Novels of the Nineteenth Century

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    novel.  The female became a strong character in these books.   Female sexuality was used to show strength, rebelliousness and evil.  They were often portrayed as seductresses and villains who would be punished by the ending of the book.  Females were no longer the victim waiting to be rescued.  The sensation novel reversed male and female roles with the man many times being victimized. These novels with thei... ... middle of paper ... ...the strong female characters, his name was associated with