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    Lady Macbeth is the True villain In the Shakespearian play 'Macbeth', it seems to be that every one thinks that Macbeth is the villain. But in actual fact Lady Macbeth is the villain.  Lady Macbeth uses her cunning and deceptive skills to over power Macbeth into killing King Duncan. When Lady Macbeth receives the letter telling her about the witches' prophecies, she immediately thinks that she and Macbeth will have to kill King Duncan. She calls Macbeth to kind to kill King Duncan and saying

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    The True Villain of The Tempest On June 2, 1609, five hundred colonists set out in nine ships from Plymouth in association with the imperial Virginia Company. It was the aim of this expedition to fortify John Smith's colony in Virginia. While eight of the party's vessels securely arrived at Jamestown, the flagship, called the “Sea Adventure” , was conspicuously absent. This ship --which carried the fleet's most valuable cargo, the admiral Sir John Somers and the future governor of Virginia Sir George

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    The Duchess of Malfi: A True Villain

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    dictionary, the definition of ‘villain’ is “a character in a story, movie, etc., who does bad things” (Merriam-Webster). In John Webster’s play, The Duchess of Malfi, the plot line revolves around a duchess and her two brothers. The Duchess of Malfi is a very twisted and complicated story where the characters are not as they seem. One of the most significant parts of the story line is that the characters that appear to be the villains are not actually the villains. This makes the story complex, but

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    from a villain, at least in the traditional sense. This creature is a victim of circumstance, scarred by society, and scorned by its own creator. Contrary to the Christian belief in original sin, I sympathize with the monster's view on life when he states: "I was benevolent and good; misery made me a fiend" (Shelly 78). I disagree with the idea that all men are born sinners, I feel that all men are born pure and clean. It is only their future actions that make them imperfect. A true relationship

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    spoken by the daughter of a true villain. She is demanding that her father stop controlling a horrid storm that could harm the lives of sailors. A villain is a person who commits diabolical plans with the help of minions. In The Tempest, Prospero embodies both of these traits. Prospero is a villain because he uses his magic abilities to shipwreck his enemies due to a storm, or tempest he had created. He has servants that carry out his plots as well. Prospero is a villain. The Tempest, a play written

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    One of the most significant characters in Macbeth, and one of Shakespeare's most famous villains, is Lady Macbeth. People generally gravitate towards the idea that the antagonist in Macbeth is Macbeth himself, when in fact, the true villain and the one who made Macbeth into the villain he could be perceived as, is none other than Lady Macbeth. Through her dialogue and actions, she is a bold and relentless woman and even more ambitious than her husband. Nevertheless, she still has a concious and in

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    circumstance. The real villain of Frankenstein isn't the creature, but rather his creator, Victor. As a romantic novel Victor is responsible, because he abandoned his creation. As an archetype novel, Victor is the villain, because he was trying to play god. Finally, Victor as a Gothic novel, Victor is at fault, because, he and the creature are two different parts of the same person. If Frankenstein is looked at as a romantic novel, Victor, not the creature, is truly the villain. When Victor created

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    People say that the creature, creation, fiend, etc. deserves to be destroyed and is the villain of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. This is one of the viewpoints one could see, but the other side of the coin is that the monster is innocent. Notice, that the being that is Frankenstein’s creation is only called a fiend or demon by his creator. For example, “ ‘Fiend’ I exclaimed, ‘your task is already fulfilled’ ”(Shelley, 172). Sure, he is called hideous by anyone else who sees him, but that is used as

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    The True Villain in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Mary Shelly is best known for her chilling Gothic horror tale "Frankenstein". The story is world famous and is still relevant today. There are two main characters in the novel. There's the young ambitious student playing god which is Victor Frankenstein who's finding the secret of giving life and there's the gentle hearted, gruesome monster who must hide from society because of his appearance, but who is the true villain and which character

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    Three Villains

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    at all. Generally the conflict of a story comes from a villainous person. Just because they are call a villain doesn’t mean they have to be some who has super powers and uses them for evil. A villain is the antagonist, or the person who cause the conflict in the story. Usually the villain is looking for some personal gain of some sort. Othello, MIdsummer Nights Dream, and Hamlet all have villains who have some similarities and some differences. First of all, In Midsummer Nights Dream, there are essentially

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    Comparing Fosco and Glyde to Villains A villain is somebody who is devious, cunning, and in most cases he or she is intelligent. In almost all-good English literature there are villains, from the woman in white itself to Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist. Villains usually play a large part in books and are typically two faced, violent, and with only their interests in mind. They play with people's emotions in order to gain the best out of them, and are often multi-faceted. In the woman in White

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    Villains in Hollywood Films Alfred Hitchcock once said "The better the villain, the better the film" and this year's Hollywood filmmakers have abided by this golden rule as there was no stopping this year's summer blockbusters from having a whole horde of villainous characters spreading their wings onto the big screen, making the darker side more appealing for audiences. Everybody has gone villain this year, from Tom Cruise to Halle Berry, from the not- so-friendly extra terrestrials in

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    Shakespeare is Depressing

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    characters could be considered villains, yet the interpretation and argument for a villain in Hamlet is more ambiguous. Given that most of Shakespeare’s plays are tragedies, villains naturally play a paramount role in successfully ending the depressing plots. This is showcased no better than by Claudius from Hamlet and Edmund from King Lear, both of whom are instrumental in contributing to the meanings and endings of their respective plays. Claudius and Edmund are two villains with different stories but

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    Beauty and the Beast, and Snow White. Sometimes though there are stories that completely turn around our view of how things should be. The Princess Bride by William Goldman is one of these stories. In it, our normal view of a princesses, heroes, and villains is greatly changed. Most people would expect a princess to be clean, beautiful, and proper. Buttercup, especially in the beginning of this book, does not fit that description of a princess. She hates bathing or doing any sort of grooming, and her

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    Alexander the Great is a villain because he killed many people and he destroyed other cultures. Alexander the Great is a villain because he killed many people. He was labelled as a villain because he killed tons of innocent people that didn’t deserve it. According to A hero’s hero- alexander and achilles, “Here was a man, who walked in flesh and blood, a man who went on to conquer the whole world before he was thirty-two”(1). This proves he is a villain because it states that he would walk in flesh

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    Character Analysis of Villains in Literature

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    Although the main character, Troy Maxson, could be considered a tragic hero by some, it may also be argued by others that he is more of a villain. However, like many well written villains, Troy is not two dimensional; there are elements that allow us to sympathize with, or at the very least understand, some of Troy's actions. Some well-known three-dimensional villains include Lucifer or Satan in John Milton’s work Paradise Lost, the cannibal doctor Hannibal Lecter who was originally created by Thomas

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    Rhetoric means “the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing”, and villainy is “someone whose evil actions or motives are important to their own plot”. (Webster Dictionary) Now to summarize the literal definition in my own words, it’s a villain having a persuasive voice and convincing someone to do what he wants even though the victims knows that what they are being asked to do is wrong. An example of such acts take place in Shakespeare’...

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    Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice A key feature of the play 'The Merchant Of Venice' is the issue of whether Shylock is a victim or a villain. This issue is raised at many crucial points most of which can be separated into the categories victim or villain. Act 1 Scene 3 displays Shylock as a sensible business man. This is our first introduction of Shylock and therefore produces our first impressions. The first point where Shylocks' character is revealed in detail

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    fun. Sometimes this is just a result of bad directing and one dimensional characters. According to Brandi Reissenweber, one-dimensional characters are seen only when “one side of their personality comes through.” For this context, a one-dimensional villain would have no redeeming qualities to contrast is evilness. Similarly, a hero would have no flaws and would be the absolute image of good. As Omer Bartov mentions in his “Anti-Hero as Hero” article, “absolute goodness may remain so totally divorced

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    Richard the Third

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    "What qualities of character did Richard III have that enabled him to ascend the throne?" Name and show these characteristics in action in the play Richard III. Also: "Richard III is a consummate villain". Show that his summation of Richard's character is true. To achieve goals, in one's life, one must be determined and must have certain characteristics that reciprocate to one's goals. In the play Richard III, Richard III's goal is to ascend the throne. There are two ways that one can claim the

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