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    The Seagull

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    “For a sufficiently detached observer, who views human life under the aspect of eternity, the absurd, self destructive behavior of neurotics appears essentially comic. Why are people such fools?” (McLean). The Seagull is a play that can portray two different viewpoints. One, the view expressed above, that the play is so overly dramatic it is comedic. On the flip side, a reader may choose to merely believe that the play portrays the sad miserable lives of a few, and the fact that the play classifies

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    Essay on Fate in Oedipus Rex and The Seagull

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    Role of Fate in Oedipus Rex and The Seagull The inevitability of fate is a key theme in Sophocles' 'Oedipus Rex' and in Chekhov's 'The Seagull'. I was fascinated by the ways this inevitability was conveyed by Chekhov and Sophocles respectively and the ways in which the actions of the characters contributed to and heightened their fate. I shall attempt to compare and contrast the way in which Oedipus and, to a lesser extent, Nina make their fates more unbearable by their own actions and choices

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    The Seagull by Anton Chekov

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    and Sharon Hoffman 1). Throughout The Seagull, written by Anton Chekov, there is a recurring theme of the inevitability to escape fate. This is an extremely fitting theme because of the inescapable impact The Seagull had on Chekov’s life. When The Seagull was first played in Moscow, Chekov absolutely abhorred it. He saw it as a shameful play because of how the play was portrayed. It was illustrated in a completely different way than he imagined. “The Seagull provided the occasion for the greatest

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    Jonathan Livingston Seagull Jonathan was not an ordinary seagull. For a thousand years, seagulls have spent their whole life on scrambling after fish heads. But Jonathan saw something different. He thought that life should not be just eating and fighting, even seagulls should have a reason to live. For him, his meaning of life is to fly. We all wish that we could spend all our time on doing things we like, just as Jonathan spent all his time on his beloved flight. However, the success in

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    Anton Chekhov includes many dimensions to the plot of the Seagull in order to add increased depth to the story. The conflict, climax, complications, and denouement of the play all benefit from the wide range problems that Chekhov implants through the characters. In addition, the complex character relationships add to these events, without confusing the reader. These four events all rotate around the play's four main characters, Nina, Irina, Treplev and Trigorin. The play's central conflict is

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    The Seagull is a masterpiece written by Chekhov. It is a short play highlighting stories of characters who are preoccupied with themselves, what they want and what they do not have. However, these characters do not seem to listen, empathize or even initially understand anyone until Treplev commits suicide. Within the setup of the story, the author of the play uses various characters different from others. For instance the character of Treplev in the entire play differs to that of Trigorin in different

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    A Tragic Love Quadrangle: An Analysis of The Seagull Based on his real life events and experiences, The Seagull is one of Anton Chekhov's most distinguished dramatic works. The play explores love, loss and despair. Despite the play’s classification as fiction, the event that served as the catalyst to Anton Chekhov’s dramatization actually took place. As Keith Neilson stated: The Seagull was based on an event in Anton Chekhov’s life. One afternoon, while he was taking a walk with his friend,

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    Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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    The book tells the story of Jonathan Livingston Seagull a gull who believes seagulls are meant for much more than just fighting for food. He has a passion for flying and for learning. For his strong beliefs he is marked and an outcast and sent to live alone. He however continues to fly and learns all he can learn. He never gives up on what he believes in. Part one of the Book begins with The Breakfast Flock fighting for bits of food. While everyone else if struggling to feed themselves Jonathan

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    Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard bach

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    novella, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a rhapsody of joy and triumph; the triumph of the seagull metaphor for all humans against the prejudice of his species and socially imposed traditions. Written in the parable form in a very simple and clear language, it tells story of a seagull named Jonathan Livingston who crosses all barriers of society to achieve his dream of flying against the Council Flock of Seagulls which is designed to marginalize him. Jonathan Livingston Seagull a story is almost a fictional

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    Jonathan the Freed Prisoner Both Jonathan Livingston Seagull (a novel by Richard Bach) and “The Myth of the Cave” (a short story written by the commonly-studied philosopher, Plato) are commonly referred to as allegories. An allegory is a work of art that possesses a hidden moral or political message beneath its actual appearance. In many ways, one could easily interpret both of these superb writings to hold the same meaning. One presentation that holds true to this is that Richard Bach’s character

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