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  • Comparing Everyman and The Second Shepherds' Play

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    Everyman and The Second Shepherds' Play remind the audience that good deeds are necessary for redemption, however, they reinforce the idea that we must shun material concerns to be redeemed. Both plays seek to reinforce these aspects of redemption to insure that all may be redeemed. The world is imperfect, and the only way we can make ourselves perfect and worthy of redemption is by not worrying about our material well being and performing good deeds. It is by disregarding our material concerns that

  • Analysis of the Second Shepherds' Play

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    Ultimately, I feel that this play is putting to perspective the Christian religious practices; by at the end of the play [the reader] should be able to understand that through forgiveness, a reward is possible. I feel that this play teaches those who follow the Christian faith that they’re people in the world who carry out and do the most outlandish of ideas which may get them caught. Instead of the person being punished for their deed of infraction or as part of punishment, forgive them and you

  • Everyman - Play Analysis

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    important way, the play Everyman demonstrates the ways in which a person who does have talents (Good Deeds that are trapped in the ground) wastes them, like the servant who buries his one talent in the ground and is cast into the dark, the "place of wailing and grinding of teeth." According to the play's allegory, what forces in everyday human life cause us to Every persons to waste our talents?PlotEveryman, English morality play written anonymously in the late 15th century. The play is an allegory of

  • Animal Imagery in Shakespeare's Coriolanus

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    Animal Imagery in Shakespeare's Coriolanus Caius Martius Coriolanus, the protagonist in Shakespeare's play that bears his name, undergoes a circular transformation. He changes from the hero of Rome to an outcast and then back to a hero. As he undergoes this transformation he is likened to a dog, a sheep, a wolf, and an osprey. The invocation of animals to describe Coriolanus is ?perhaps based in the very animal like nature of Coriolanus himself?(Barton 68). His actions like those of an animal

  • Blake Comparison

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    opposite perspectives; each perspective accomplished my means of unique writing techniques. "The Shepherd" from Songs of Innocence and "The Garden of Love" from Songs of Experience have in common the experiences of a shepherd but "The Shepherd" creates a joyful and friendly mood through the word choice of Blake while "The Garden of Love" creates a sorrowful mood by means of imagery. In "The Shepherd" the sweet and love-filled diction creates a joyful mood while in "The Garden of Love" the juxtaposition

  • No Magic in William Shakespeare’s Words

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    good work of fiction is greater than the sum of words the author invested in it. Shakespeare is a "great" playwright because his plays bear the load of much speculation and creativity from all its interpreters, not because he thought of every possible last detail and symbol and elucidated it clearly. The collaborative flexibility of a play is especially valuable to plays that predate the emphasis on originality and copyright that became more important to writing in the 18th century as authors like

  • Miller's Tale And The Canterbury Tales Analysis

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    The Miller’s Prologue and Tale, one of the stories told in The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, and The Second Shepherd’s Play, authored by the unknown Wakefield Master, were both written in the same general time period in England and therefore share a lot of social context. The works both have a self-aware tone, and both works deal heavily with both Christian religion and humor. The two works also have many differences, including a difference in how personal their tone is and in the way both

  • A Comparison of 'The Passionate Shepherd to his Love' and 'The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd'

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    Comparison of 'The Passionate Shepherd to his Love' and 'The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd' In Elizabethan times poetry was a very important part of Elizabethan life. Elizabeth 1st adored plays and poetry and was a major patron, meaning that in a way she encouraged sponsorship of the writers and poets of her time, so that they were encourage to perform and write. These two poems are examples of pastoral poetry, a form of poetry that deals with the lives of shepherds and shows a contrast between

  • Downfall In Oedipus The King

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    Sophocles play, Oedipus the king factors contributing to the protagonists ultimate demise are those of the Oracle, The first Shepherd and Oedipus himself. The Oracle is to blame for Oedipus’s demise as it contributes 50% to his downfall. For example Creon returns to Thebes from his journey to Delphi with the answer from the Oracle stating to Oedipus “He was murdered; and Apollo commands us to take revenge upon whoever killed him” (Sophocles, Prologue, 110). Oedipus is forced

  • Reflection About Homeless Children

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    Good Shepherd on April 2nd, and April 9th, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. When arriving to Good Shepherd a young woman approached Erin and I and asked if we worked there. She explained to us that her son’s game/fundraiser got rained out and they had a whole bunch of hotdogs left over and wanted to provide it to the shelter because if not then the food would go to waste. We explained to her that we would have to speak with the supervisor, but that we would be right back. When entering Good Shepherd the staff