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Much Ado About Nothing One character in the play is Bene*censored* and he is expressed in an interesting way. Bene*censored* is a character that not only deceives other characters in the play, but most of all he deceives himself. Bene*censored*ís deceiving ways derive him to be a hypocritical character; this phenomenon makes his role compellingly intriguing in the play Much Ado About Nothing. Bene*censored* has a unique view toward love, he wants no part in giving or receiving love. He has a
Oliver Twist And Anti Semism Charles Dickens being anti-Semitic when portraying the character Fagin as the Jew, in his classic story Oliver Twist, or was he merely painting an accurate portrait of the 19th Century Jew in England? Some critics seem to believe so. Though there are no indications of neither anti-Semitic nor racist slurs throughout the story, Dickens\' image turned out to follow the path of his time and place in history. The result is an enlightened picture of Victorian England\'
Othello By William Shakespeare In all of Shakespeareís great novels there are many experiences, tragic or otherwise that one can learn from. Shakespeareís novel Othello is not an exception this rule. Throughout Othello there are many examples of mistakes made by the characters that a reader can learn from. Learning from the flaws of others is one way that one can learn form Shakespeareís Othello. In the novel Othello there are many of these flaws throughout the story. There are many ways one ca
Power Themes In Shakespeare Works Power is the root of all evil. According to Perry Besshye Shelley, Power, like a disease, pollutes whatever it touches. In other words, many characters in literature become corrupted because of their quest for power. I fully agree with Shelley that power pollutes everything that it touches because having too much power concentrated in the hands of one person leads to dictatorship and its bad consequences. Power is the root of all evil is another interpret
Romeo And Juliet - West Side Story Andy Warhol once said, They say that time changes things, but actually you have to change them yourself. Two hundred fifty years passed between the original Romeo and Juliet and the premiere of West Side Story on Broadway in 1957. However, time did not change the message of the story, simply the creatorsí unique visions evolved. Shakespeareís delivery of the timeless tale of desperate love in his classic Romeo and Juliet proves to only intensify through rete
Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williamsí A Streetcar Named Desire is considered by many critics to be what is called a flawed masterpiece. This is because Williamís work utilizes and wonderfully blends both tragic and comic elements that serve to shroud the true nature of the hero and heroine thereby not allowing the reader to judge them on solid actuality. Hence, Williams has been compared to writers such as Shakespeare who in literature have created a sense of ambiguity and uncertainty in fi
Tempest And Caliban When looking at Shakespeareís ďThe TempestĒ one can find an underlying themes of civilization verses barbarism. The characters that are created represent symbols of nature, and their actions build their symbolism. Through the actions we get a view of Shakespeareís ideas on civilization and the uncivilized, as well of letting the reader form their own opinions. Prospero, the former Duke of Milan, after being removed by his brother, arrives on an island. He frees a spirit named
Tess Of D\'Urbervilles Key Points Tess of the díUrbervilles Oral: Structure, point of view and narrative techniques in Tess of the díUbervilles. Ok well this isnít really an essay as such itís a an oral that I had to give on Tess, but still it took ages and I guess I could be kind of helpful. -veronica Narrative techniques - Chance and coincidence, symbolises the forces working against Tess. Coincidence as a means to an end - Irony- social laws brought into account with the natural law. Ironies
Twelfth Night A fool can be defined in many meanings according to the Oxford English Dictionary On Historical Principles. The word could mean a silly person, or one who professionally counterfeits folly for the entertainment of others, a jester, clown or one who has little or no reason or intellect or one who is made to appear to be a fool (word originated from North Frisian). In english literature, the two main ways which the fool could enter imaginative literature is that He could pro
Wilder Works And Time Theme According to Hall the experience of time varies in detail from class to class, by occupation, and sex and age within our own culture. (Hall, 1984: 133) Thus its perception is highly subjective. While some people may experience time as running very fast at the same time others can feel it drag. Time escapes definitions though the passage of time can be felt in human personal experience and observed in the environment. Strange as it as, people are aware of time at the
Julius Caesar Julius Caesar was said to be the greatest man in the Roman world. Some historians, and among them those of international authority, have made greater claims for him. He was the greatest of the Roman would but of antiquity. Looking through the onlg list of rulers, kings and emperors and the rest, they have failed to find an wuqual of this man who refused the style of king but those name Ceasar has become the commanding majesty and power. Great as a general, great as a politican. Bo
Beethoven Berlioz And Chopin Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany in 1770 to Johann van Beethoven and his wife, Maria Magdalena. He took his first music lessons from his father, who was tenor in the choir of the archbishop-elector of Cologne. His father was an unstable, yet ambitious man whose excessive drinking, rough temper and anxiety surprisingly did not diminish Beethovenís love for music. He studied and performed with great success, despite becoming the breadwinner of his household by the
Langston Hughes Langston Hughes was one of the first black men to express the spirit of blues and jazz into words. An African American Hughes became a well known poet, novelist, journalist, and playwright. Because his father emigrated to Mexico and his mother was often away, Hughes was brought up in Lawrence, Kansas, by his grandmother Mary Langston. Her second husband (Hughes\'s grandfather) was a fierce abolitionist. She helped Hughes to see the cause of social justice. As a lonely child Hugh
Langston Hughes Hughes\' efforts to create a poetry that truly evoked the spirit of Black America involved a resolution of conflicts centering around the problem of identity (Smith 358). No African American poet, writer, and novelist has ever been appreciated by every ethnic society as much as Langston Hughes was. Critics argue that Hughes reached that level of prominence, because all his works reflected on his life\'s experience, whether they have been good or bad. He never wrote one single
Music Of Early Times Early music is based mainly on the music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras. Many people like to define Early Music as ending in 1750, with the death of J.S. Bach. This is a handy date, but it misses the various stylistic changes taking place around that time, i.e. the emergence of the gallant and pre-classical idioms in close proximity to the final flowering of the baroque proper. To add even more confusion, this is also not clear-cut. As with everything else, B
Romantic Period A New Step in Music Since the beginning of organized music in the Middle Ages, like all the other fields of creativity and study, such as art, philosophy, and architecture, music has made leaps and bounds in the flow of progression. The Romantic period was a time when music began to take on a different meaning. The music began to become more subjective as opposed to objective music of the Classical period. The artist or composer became much more important as an individual. An ex
King Arthur The mystical references to Arthur and his adventures are dated in literature in some form for over 1400 years, verifying the enduring appeal of this romantic character. Since the beginnings of the English language there have been legends of great heroes. The first settlements of Britain produced stories rooted in ancient Celtic and Germanic imagination; of the many, Arthur is undoubtedly preeminent. The earliest known description of Arthurís noble endeavors was written by Gildas, (c
Matrix Analysis That is because you are seeing for the first time. What is he seeing? How is he seeing? These questions are often asked when referring to philosophy. Philosophy is based on questioning and searching for truths. In Matrix, the search and questions were for the truth about our own existence. We see that we are here on earth. We feel things and know things, but why? Is it because we are told to believe these things? The whole movie symbolized a path of life which most of us have
Doctor Faustus\' Death Faustus died a death that few could bear to imagine, much less experience. After knowing for many years when exactly he would die, he reached the stroke of the hour of his destiny in a cowardly, horrid demeanor. Finally, when the devils appeared at the stroke of midnight, tearing at his flesh as they draw him into his eternal torment, he screams for mercy without a soul, not even God Himself, to help him. However, what to consider Doctor John Faustus from Christopher Marl
John Donne Purify my heart for I have sinned: An Irony In John Donne°Įs °įBatter my heart, three-personed God; for You,°Ī the moral and religious qualms of the speaker are manifest in a sonnet which seems at first almost like an avowal between lovers. These convictions of guilt, which stem from his sexual emotion, are what induce desire for a creator/creation relationship with God. With further analysis, the violent and sexual slant on the relationship is also revealed. The first expression pro
John Keats John Keats was one of the greatest poets of the Romantic Era. He wrote poetry of great sensual beauty and had a unique passion for details. In his lifetime he was not recognized with the senior poets. He didnít receive the respect he deserved. He didnít fit into the respected group because of his age, nor in the younger group because he was neither a lord nor in the upper class. He was in the middle class and at that time people were treated differently because of their social status
Love Song Of Prufrock The ironic character of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, an early poem by T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) in the form of a dramatic monologue, is introduced in its title. Eliot is talking, through his speaker, about the absence of love, and the poem, so far from being a song, is a meditation on the failure of romance. The opening image of evening (traditionally the time of love making) is disquieting, rather than consoling or seductive, and the evening becomes a patient (
Paul Lawrence Dunbar Paul Lawrence Dunbar, was the first important African American Poet in American Literature and the first poet to write of both a black and white audience in a time when efforts were being made to re-establish slavery. He was also the first African-American poet to garner national critical acclaim(43). During his short lifetime Dunbar became known as the poet laureate of African Americans (Columbus 45). Paul Lawrence Dunbar was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1872, to two freed
Shakespeare\'s Poems Time has seen an infinite amount of beauty in its long existence. Nature has produced so many wonderful scenes and objects that we cannot collect it all even in one life. We ourselves are keepers of such beauty and intrigue that poets and other writers have captured our essence in prose. Whether itís beauty that is skin deep or the beauty of a face that makes you look twice, what attracts us is not always what attracts your neighbor. Shakespeareís, My Mistressí Eyes Are No
Sir John Suckling Sir John Suckling was an English, Cavalier poet who was born in Twickenham, Middlesex, on February 10, 1609. His mother died in 1613, when he was four years of age. His father, descendant of a prominent Norfolk family, was appointed Comptroller of James I\'s household in 1622. Suckling matriculated at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1623, but left without taking a degree in 1626. Suckling inherited extensive estates after his father\'s death in 1627. At the age of eighteen, he p
Sonnet 18 William Shakespeareís Sonnet 18 is one of one hundred fifty four poems of fourteen lines written in Iambic Pentameter. These sonnets exclusively employ the rhyme scheme, which has come to be called the Shakespearean Sonnet. The sonnets are composed of an octet and sestet and typically progress through three quatrains to a concluding couplet. It also contains figurative language and different poetic devices used to create unique effects in his sonnets. Shakespeareís sonnets consist of
Sonnet 64 Derived from the early Petrarchan form, William Shakespeare\'s sonnets maintain an iambic pentameter however implore an uncharacteristic rhyme scheme and have a final couplet with such strength that the whole character of the form is changed creating a clear thought division between the twelfth and thirteenth line. Shakespeare\'s style unique sonnet style became, in his time, the predominate English form. However, some poems such as John Keats\' On First Looking into Chapman\'s Homer
Sonnet Definition A sonnet is a fourteen-line poem in iambic pentameter with a carefully patterned rhyme scheme. Other strict, short poetic forms occur in English poetry (the sestina, the villanelle, and the haiku, for example), but none has been used so successfully by so many different poets. The Italian, or Petrarchan sonnet, named after Francesco Petrarch (1304-1374), the Italian poet, was introduced into English poetry in the early 16th century by Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542). Its fourteen
To His Coy Mistress To His Coy Mistress is a dramatic monologue, in which the speaker addressed to his lady. In this poem, there are argument and counter-argument, as well as a conclusion. The poem is also different from conventional courtly love poetry, because in the first two stanzas, the speaker used a lot of exaggeration of time and space. The first stanza is the part of argument. From line 1 to 4, the speaker expressed his wish that if he and his lady had enough time, he would take the
Walt Whitman In parting with traditional poetic formalities, Walt Whitman alleviated a burden that impeded his ability to achieve full poetic expression. To Whitman, the strict boundaries that formal meter, structure, and rhyme imposed set limits on his stylistic freedom. This is not to say that these limits prevented Whitman from conveying his themes. Rather, they presented a contradiction to which Whitman refused to conform. In Whitmanís eyes, to meet these formal guidelines one would also ha
Isaiah Berlin Isaiah Berlin became one of our centuryís most important political theorists for liberty and liberalism in an age of totalitarianism. He was born in Riga, Latvia in 1909 into a well to do Jewish family. At the age of 12 he moved to Petrograd and experienced first hand the Bolshevik revolution, which would later influence his intellectual ideas about totalitarianism (Gray 3). In 1921 his family moved to London and sent Isaiah to school. His schooling lead him to Oxford where he too
Wells And Darwin Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, Kent, a suburb of London, to a lower-middle-class family. He attended London University and the Royal College of Science where he studied zoology. One of his professors instilled in him a belief in social as well as biological evolution which Wells later cited as the important and influential aspect of his education. This is how it all began. Maybe without this professor Wells wouldnít be the famous author he is today. Most of Wells nov
Dream Interpretation There are many facts that are unknown about dreams and their meanings. For centuries, philosophers and scientists have tried to understand the meaning of dreams. They have all been fascinated by the fact that the content of dreams may have meanings relating to oneís life. Are dreams just thoughts in peopleís minds, or are dreams in fact representations of different areas in peopleís lives? Dreams represent many different areas of oneís life in physical, emotional, and menta
Antony And Cleopatra Nature, described as mysterious and secretive, is a recurrent theme throughout Shakespeareís Antony and Cleopatra. Cleopatra, the ill-fated queen of Egypt, is both mysterious and secretive, and her emotional power is above and beyond natureís great strength. Whether described in a positive or in a negative manner, both nature and Cleopatra are described as being great natural forces. Throughout the first act, the two are compared and contrasted by various characters in th
As You Like It The main themes of As You Like It are the pastoral ideal and the ideal of romantic love. Forest of Aden is the primary setting where these themes develop. Nature serves as a refuge from society where we can find solutions to injustice and unhappiness. This play is a comedy and thus has a happy ending but it is not a fairy tail. Shakespeare highlights the difference between reality and illusion. Rosalind embodies the sensibility, the humor and the kind of love that leads to a ha
As You Like It In William Shakespeare\'s comedy as you like it, the themes of love, power, confusion, and betrayal as explored. The author\'s skillful use of dialogue combine with dramatic presentation to create a play that is both entertaining and thought provoking. The play begins with Orlando, who is one of the three sons of the late Sir Rowland de Boys, lamenting his inferior status in the family. The spirit... which was within me, he exclaims,begins to mutiny against this servitude. I
Caesar And Brutus Brutus was a trusted friend of Caesar and an honorable man, or so you thought. In William Shakespeare\'s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus is presented as a loyal companion to Caesar showing himself as honorable only to turn around and betray his friend by death. This to me does not sound like the act of an honorable man. Can a man who is honored, be honorable? Brutus was a noble man in Rome and a good friend to the leader Caesar. Many looked up to Brutus as an honest man,
Complete Works Suddenly, Bob dashes out into the audience and jokingly asks one of the audience members if she would like to catch a movie after the play. This type of theme was typical at The Complete Works of William Shakespeare in Samuel Park in Dallas. It was an entertaining comedy with many themes and many plays. The comedy was well performed as well and was very entertaining. The actors did a stupendous job of involving the audience and, at the same time, keeping a comic attitude. The cha
Evil Macbeth Darkness in our society is indicative of evil. For instance, a black cat, a dark night, a dark place are all symbols of evil. There are only a few good people out there today. In Macbeth William Shakespeare proves to us that there is evil in all of us but in the end the good triupths. In this play the main character Macbeth and his wife Lady Macbeth represent evil the king and queen of Scotland become murderers and the most hated people. The evilness in them brigs out the good in o
Fear No More William Shakespeare utilizes simplistic language to emphasize the themes in Fear no more; however, he exercises complex metaphors to depict the struggles one undergoes during a lifetime and as a result urges the reader to overcome all melancholic sentiments that lead one to oppose a peaceful death. The diction applied in Fear no more efficiently creates emphasis on specific sections of the poem. In addition, the euphonic flow used by Shakespeare illustrates the authorís serenit
Globe Theatre In the cobblestone roadways and roughly built playhouses, an extraordinary development took place in England in the 1500s. At that time, a burst of literary accomplishments arose that was never before seen in the history of the theater. In the all-new idea of theaters, playwrights lifted the Elizabethan Theater to new heights. Men like Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe dared to write plays about real people in a variety of real situations. (Yowell 13) Through their efforts, thes
Globe Theatre The Globe Theater is said to be the most important structure in Shakespeareís dramatic career. The Chamberlain Company built the Theater in 1699. The Theater was located on the Southern shore of the Thames River in London. Shakespeare, being a member of the Chamberlain Company, became a shareholder in the Theater. Along with Shakespeare, James Burbage, his two sons, and five members of the troupe owned the Globe (Zenger). This group of men was called Lord Chamberlains Men after a
Globe Theater A seventeenth century English theatre in Southwark, London(). Also known, as an Elizabethan theatre was most notable for the initial and contemptuous productions of the dramatic works of English writers, William Shakespeare, Ben Johnson, Beaumont and Fletcher, and others. In 1576, a carpenter named James Burbage built the first theatre in England, which he called, simply, The Theatre, the first time the word was used to refer to a building specifically designed for the staging
Hamlet Analysis Viewing and Analysis a) In the in which Aphelia returns tokens of love from him (Hamlet), William Shakespeare portrays Hamlet as first as a normal man, but then as Aphelia returns his tokens of love, he seems to enter his so-called state of madness. Shakespeare seems to reflect him as a character that just suddenly hits madness when he is turned down by Aphelia, which is the reason that all the people in the kingdom seem to believe he is mad. Hamlet claims he will pretend be i
Hamlet Analysis Whether we are planning to build a boat or hoping to write a good essay, the only way to go about these tasks is to make a detailed plan of all the steps that need to be taken in order to get the desired result. If you spontaneously decide to build a boat, the result may be a plywood tub that leaks from all sides, let alone hold anyone in it. Hamlet, a seventh century story put to life through the amazing writing of Shakespeare, is a play that shows how meticulous and well thoug
Hamlet And Claude In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, the character of Claude is a near perfect example of a Machiavellian character. Claude began as the brother to King Hamlet, stepbrother to Queen Gertrude and Uncle to Prince Hamlet. However this situation obviously does not suite Claude so he takes measures to change it. After doing what he had to too become King, Claudeís brother is dead, he is married to Gertrude and Prince Hamlet is now his son-in-law. In this fashion he has demo
Hamlets And Claudius Of all the characters in Shakespeareís Hamlet I find the role of Claudius to be the most intriguing and crucial role in this tragedy. Claudius is the most controversial, the most mysterious and the most talked about character in this play. Many people look at Claudius and only see a villain, but there are additional sides to him that are often overlooked. Claudius the father, the husband, the ruler and the mortal individual. In this play the characters are not super-human b
Hamlet And Claudius Of all the characters in Shakespeareís Hamlet I find the role of Claudius to be the most intriguing and crucial role in this tragedy. Claudius is the most controversial, the most mysterious and the most talked about character in this play. Many people look at Claudius and only see a villain, but there are additional sides to him that are often overlooked. Claudius the father, the husband, the ruler and the mortal individual. In this play the characters are not super-human be
Hamlet And Father There are many different reasons why Hamlet must avenge the death of his father the late King Hamlet. The aspect of justice versus revenge is a prominent theme throughout the play. Prominent characteristics in each of the characters seeking revenge shows the different aspects of what each character feels is justice. Hamlet is notoriously known for being a man of action. This characteristic hampers the chain of events that follow after his fatherís slaying. There are many reaso
Hamlet And Insanity I am but mad north-north-west: when the wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw (2.2.338-9). This is a classic example of the wild and whirling words (1.5.133) with which Hamlet hopes to persuade people to believe that he is mad. These words, however, prove that beneath his antic disposition, Hamlet is very sane indeed. Hamlet is saying that he knows a hunting hawk from a hunted handsaw or heron in other words, that, very far form being mad, he is perfectly ca