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    The Emperor Jones

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    The Emperor Jones In Eugene O'Neil's play, The Emperor Jones, he presents a crucial lesson to mankind: one should not pretend to be someone who he is not. Multiple repercussions may occur to someone who denies their background and race. For example, in The Emperor Jones, the character, Brutus Jones, dissembles as a free white man (Jones was really black and was supposed to be in slavery during that time). Because of Jones' denial, he encounters numerous illusions in the forest of his black heritage

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    audience, and theatre space in his representation his The Emperor Jones (1956), based on this play and of the same name, commissioned by the Empire State Music Festival, scored by Heitor Villa-Lobos and premiered on June 11, 1956 in Ellenville, New York. This analysis of The Emperor Jones is taken from the March 1957 performance on the DVD, José Limón: Three Modern Dance Classics. This film features the original all-male cast with Limón as Brutus Jones; Lucas Hoving as Smithers, whom Limón credits as “The

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    O’Neill’s The Emperor Jones In Eugene O’Neill’s The Emperor Jones, Emperor Brutus Jones is an African American male who has risen, “from stowaway to Emperor (of Haiti) in two years” (343). Jones looks down upon his subjects, viewing them as nothing but animals, even though they are African just like himself. As payback, Jones himself goes through a transformation which dehumanizes him and gives him very primal, animal related characteristics. Through this juxtaposition, O’Neill makes his play

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    Eugene O'Neill's Emperor Jones

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    by Eugene O’Neill in Emperor Jones and how each of these archetypes plays a role in foreshadowing Jones’ multi-layered downfall. By creating the myth of the silver bullet, Jones essentially becomes the embodiment of the trickster archetype in the play. The planter or slave overseer archetype takes different forms in the play, whether it is Smithers at the beginning, the slave auctioneer or even the prison guard, they all represent white domination over blacks. Finally, Jones’ three mortal sins can

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    instability due to the short reigns of its many emperors. It was dangerous to be the emperor in an era that was filled with rebellions and multiple men vying for the throne. In response to their precarious position at the head of the empire, many third century emperors tried to bolster their power through whatever means necessary. These men bought the loyalty of the army while subduing the political and military threat that the Senate posed. This created an emperor, who by the fourth century was vastly more

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    related principles rather than as merely a period, we are able to trace its occurrence in different periods in different national or cultural settings” (Goto-Jones, 7). The idea of what is culture and what is modern can be subjective. Time and setting are merely measurements showcasing a particular in relation to everything else. Although Goto-Jones is critical of what it means to be “modern,” reasons supporting his opinion on whether Japan is modern or not can be given by looking at some of the changes

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    The Future of the Chrysanthemum Throne

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    The Japanese Imperial family traces their lineage back to 660 B.C. Present ruler, Emperor Akihito claims the throne as the 125th emperor to sit on the Chrysanthemum Throne (Forty). Over the centuries, the monarchy has endured various periods of tribulation and doubt, including facing its uncertain future at the conclusion of WWII. The 21st century has brought a new problem. The family finds itself in increasingly short supply of male heirs to continue the lineage that has lasted centuries. The succession

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    Gabby Douglas, known as one of the best female all around gymnasts in the world, is looked up to by many people- especially gymnasts. No matter the age, Douglas has left a mark on the Olympic world. As such an amazing woman she is, everyone has their flaws. Douglas recently at her second Olympics in Rio, has made a mistake that turned many American Patriotic citizens against her. During the National Anthem, Douglas did not put her hand over her heart because she personally believes it does not signify

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    Ritual in Beckett, Hemingway, and O'Neill "Perhaps the public psyche has simply been overloaded and, like an electrical circuit, has blown its fuse and gone cold under the weight of too many impulses" (Miller, lvi). The modern world is often looked upon as a cold and unfeeling one. And the modern existence is such that it has been called a "Wasteland" by T. S. Eliot. It has also led Camus to parallel it with the ancient Greek myth of Sisyphus, who was condemned to repeatedly push a boulder

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    a new school, three bodies were discovered to be buried on the property. After a police investigation, archaeologist Henry Jones quickly excavated the site to determine the cause of the skeletons’ death. Revealing his amateur status, Jones kept no records of the excavation, did not produce a stratigraphic section, and lost the skeletons and a majority of the artifacts. Jones concluded that the skeletons died during the Boudican revolts in 60-61 CE, due to the matrix containing bits of charcoal, a

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