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    169. 27 Ibid., pp. 50-2. 28 Ibid., pp. 160-70. 29 Ibid., p. 87. 30 Ibid., p. 108. 31 Fowles, p. 390. 32 Barnes, p. 88. 33 Ibid., p. 68. 34 Ibid., p. 88. 35 Singer, Isaac Bashevis, The Family Moskat, translated by Gross, A. H., Penguin, London, 1980, p. 582. 36 Ibid., p. 193. 37 Ibid., p. 606. 38 Ibid., p. 179. 39 Ibid., p. 636. 40 Ibid., pp. 132, 490, 543. 41 See Barnes, p. 46. 42 See Fowles, p. 268. 43 Ibid., p. 98. 44 Barnes, pp. 49-65. 45

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    Oleanna by David Mamet The fast pace, repetition and interruptions evident in the interaction between Carol and John are clear illustrations of the unwritten contest to have the last word and be right in act 1. The use of these dramatic and linguistic techniques are what make the interaction between the two characters so fascinating. Both are constantly struggling to keep their dignity and reputation. On page 11, Carol pleads ' teach me. Teach me'. Although this is imperative, the context

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    Abraham Lincoln's assassination was a malevolent ending to an already bitter and spiteful event in American history, the Civil War. John Wilkes Booth and his group of co-conspirators developed plans in the late summer of 1864 to only kidnap the President and take him the Confederate capital of Richmond and hold him in return for Confederate prisoners of war. Booth's group of conspirators: Samuel Arnold, Michael O'Laughlen, John Surratt, Lewis Paine, George Atzerodt, David Herold, and Mary Surratt

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    eventually Mary Surratt would be found guilty of assistance in the crime and executed, becoming the first woman to be put to death by the government. Abraham Lincoln was not the only person who was supposed to be killed; the Secretary of State, William H. Seward was supposed to be murdered at his home by Lewis Powell, but the at...

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    The Struggle of Power in Oleanna

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    Oleanna, a play by David Mamet, depicts a struggle between a student, Carol, who cannot understand the material and her somewhat smug professor, John, who seems preoccupied with the things going on in his life at the time. In Mamet’s play, power shifts as the plot advances, as although John starts with his power as a teacher, Carol tears it from his hands by putting his job at risk; however, there also exists another, quick shift of power through John’s display of violence at the end of the play

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    “She kept the nest that hatched the rotten egg.” President Johnson was referring to Mary Surratt when he declared this. Who is Mary Surratt? Not many people would be able to answer this question however, many people would be able to explain who John Wilkes Booth was if they were asked. He was the man who assassinated Abraham Lincoln. Well, Mary Surratt was a middle-aged woman during the civil war, and was wrongly accused of assisting in the plot to kill President Lincoln. During the trial, her rights

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    Killing Lincoln Book Review The mystery of how John Wilkes Booth pulled off the most influential and notorious assassinations in history is revealed in Killing Lincoln. The author of this book, Bill O’Reilly, built up the plot of the story through vivid historical details and pieced them together like a thriller. He tries to explain all of what happened on one of the most interesting and sad days in American history. Many conspiracies and Civil War ideals are on full display in the book. I agree

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    “Julie, go clean up the livin’ room comp’ny is comin’ to celebrate and we have lots to do.” “Celebrate what Mom?” “The winnin’ of the Civil War! Didn’t you hear? The south surrendered 5 days ago, so today we're celebratin’!” Julie came out of her room and helped pick up everything that was cluttered in the room. It was April 14th, 1865, and the war that has lasted what seemed like forever, had just ended. Family is returning to their houses and everybody will reunite, including Julie’s father who

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    Abraham Lincoln. Swanson delves deep into the minds of Booth and his accomplices , analyzing their every move. Booth flees the scene of the crime with Davey Herold, who has been a willing participant in Booth's secret plots to kill Secretary of State William Seward, Abraham Lincoln, and Vice President Andrew Johnson. The book begins with a prologue dated March 4, 1865, on the day of Abraham Lincoln’s second inauguration, a photographer is preparing for the event and in the background, the capitol building

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    Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States was elected president on November 6, 1860. Not even on the South’s ballot, Lincoln received 40% of the popular vote. As a strong republican, Lincoln believed in the abolition of slavery. Lincoln became president in the highest conflict between North and South in history, and wanted to preserve the Union. He believed that the South should not be punished after the Civil War, because he thought that they had already been punished enough

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    In society today, the smallest most unexpected event or person can make an enormous impact on the course of history as “we” know it. A perfect example of this was caused by John Wilkes Booth. In just a minute he changed history and America in a way that no one thought could or would ever happen. Son of noted actor Junius Brutus Booth and one of ten children, John Wilkes Booth was born on May 10, 1838 near the town of Bel Air, Maryland (Historynet.com). At the ripe age of seventeen, he made his

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    On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth while at Ford’s Theatre. This is a widely known fact, but many facts leading up to his assassination are not commonly known. Why was he assassinated? What was the plan? What was really suppose to happen that dreadful night? How did Booth get away? What happened to Booth? All of these questions have answers. The political execution of Lincoln was a fully developed and planned out scheme. Chasing Lincoln’s Killer took

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    behind his angelic ebony eyes laid more nefarious thoughts. Booth was a radical supporter of the Confederacy. He despised the Union and the idea of Robert E. Lee surrendering his troops to the “tyrant” Abraham Lincoln depressed and enthralled him. H...

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    1. How does Seward expand the antislavery argument beyond the moral appeal of the abolitionist? acknowledging his argument and appreciating his position. William H. Seward in Rochester, New York, on October 25, 1858. Seward use many different techniques and words to get his message across. First, he clearly acknowledges his dislike of slavery, Second, he stood true to the correct meaning of the Constitution, and third, clearly stated his moral and religious principles. He gave a no-nonsense

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    and he plans a plot to kill Lincoln and other top government officials. John Wilkes Booth, age 26, was a well-known actor from a prominent southern family of Shakespearian actors. He was a passionate secessionist and pro-slavery advocate who had an H... ... middle of paper ... ...on in the Presidency when Lincoln’s administration would have been much more sympathetic toward the South. Huff 8 Works Cited “assassination of Abraham Lincoln.” Encyclopedia Britannica Online. 2013. December

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    INTRODUCTION The historical drama of “The Conspirator” (Redford) is using scenes to reveal the background of the Lincoln assassination in 1865, on Good Friday. The authors of the movie are attempting to reveal the plot behind the scenes, and the role of individuals in killing Lincoln, as well as their true intentions in doing so. The movie was an answer to some of the misconceptions about Lincoln’s final years, as well as the political forces that led to the events. The main focus of the movie

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    In 1863, Abraham Lincoln sat down with journalist Noah Brooks to have one of their many conversations while Lincoln was in office. Perhaps the most notable statement Lincoln made was: "I long ago made up my mind that if anybody wants to kill me, he will do it. If I wore a shirt of mail and kept myself surrounded by a bodyguard, it would be all the same. There are a thousand ways of getting at a man if it is desirable that he should be killed. Besides, in this case, it seems to me, the man who would

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    Mary Surratt's Accomplice

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    April 14, 1865 was one of the most shocking days in American history. Only 5 days after the end of the American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, our then President was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer. Lincoln was watching a play at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. when Booth managed to get in Lincoln’s private box and fired a single-shot to the back of Lincoln’s head. When talking about Lincoln’s assassination you always hear Booth being mentioned, but what people

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    Booth became the first person to assassinate an American president in his box at Ford’s Theater in Washington.” (Hamner) “Booth masterminded the simultaneous assassination of President Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William H. Seward.” (history.com) This would get the president and his two successors out of the way and by

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    was a bigger objective and a debate about wether the fate of those responsible for Lincoln’s death was correct. After two failing attempts to kidnap the president, John Wilkes Booth decided Lincoln needed to be killed along with Andrew Johnson and William Seward. The same night Lincoln delivered his speech at the Appomattix, he decided to go to a play with Major Henry Rathbone and Clara Harris. To fully understand the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, one must know who killed him, his accomplices,

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