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Slang in America
Slang in America
Slang in America For hundreds of years, English has been continuously changing. Words that were unacceptable 300 years ago are now commonplace. English has always had a trademark of being a comfortable language, the language of the common people (MacNeil 143). Change in the grammar and diction of a language is natural, and English is always confronted with changes. Among them are the use of slang, clipped word endings, and new dialects. Some Conservatives do not like changes because they claim t
Sonnet 29
Sonnet 29
Sonnet 29 Sonnet #29 Despite popular belief, William Shakespeare was considered a great poet before a great playwright. He accomplished writing at least 154 sonnets and other poems of love. In this paper, I will analyze one of his greatest sonnets. One of the most famous of his sonnets is number XXIX. This sonnet is one long sentence, but it still follows the usual Shakespearean pattern of three quatrains (four line sections) and a couplet. It also follows the traditional rhyme scheme for Shakes
Star Wars Vs. Star Trek
Star Wars Vs. Star Trek
Star Wars Vs. Star Trek Thesis: Star Trek and Star Wars each posses similar and different general concepts, themes, and motives. Outline I. Technology A. Star wars 1. Weapons 2. Ships B Star Trek 1. Weapons 2. Ships II. Characters A. Star Wars Sean McGrann Enr. English II Compare/Contrast Essay 3/6/00 Star Wars vs. Star Trek Throughout the past two decades, two science fiction cult classics have rivaled each other. Both have strong followings of loyal fans that live and breath these classic tale
Summary of A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Summary of A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Summary of A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Book Report: Aldous Huxley\'s: A Brave New World Huxley\'s point of view in Brave New World is third person, omniscient (all-knowing). The narrator is not one of the characters and therefore has the ability to tell us what is going on within any of the characters\' minds. This ability is particularly useful in showing us a cross section of this strange society of the future. We can be with the Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning in the Central Lo
Symbolism In 'The Glass Menagerie'
Symbolism In 'The Glass Menagerie'
Symbolism In \'The Glass Menagerie\' Symbolism is a major aspect in Tennessee William\'s famous play, The Glass Menagerie. On the surface, the short slice of life story seems to be simple. However, if the reader digs deeper they will find that there are several symbols that give the play a deeper meaning. Each character defines each symbol in a different way. Aside from character symbols, there is overall symbolism in this play. It is set in a memory, so it creates a soft, dream-like setting. T
T. S. Eliot
T. S. Eliot
T. S. Eliot T.S. ELIOT Thomas Stearns Eliot was born to a very distinguished New England family on September 26, 1888, in St. Louis, Missouri. His father, Henry Ware, was a very successful businessman and his mother, Charlotte Stearns Eliot, was a poetess. His paternal grandfather established and presided over Washington University. While visiting Great Britain in 1915, World War I started and Eliot took up a permanent residency there. In 1927, he became a British citizen. While living in Britai
Tamed Shrews And Twelfth Nights: The Role Of Women
Tamed Shrews And Twelfth Nights: The Role Of Women
Tamed Shrews And Twelfth Nights: The Role Of Women In Shakespeare It is curious to note the role of women in Shakespearean literature. Many critics have lambasted the female characters in his plays as two-dimensional and unrealistic portrayals of subservient women. Others have asserted that the roles of women in his plays were prominent for the time and culture that he lived in. That such contrasting views could be held in regards to the same topic is academic. It is only with close examination
The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew “The Taming of the Shrew” The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. It stands out particularly well in regards to Shakespeare’s use of female characters. The play centers on Katherine, however it consists of many extraordinary characters that have different personalities and feelings towards the way they see things. One character that stands out from the rest is Bianca. When Bianca is mentioned throughout the story of “The Taming of the Shrew”, we
The Advantages of American Educational System
The Advantages of American Educational System
The Advantages of American Educational System The Advantages of American Educational System Parents and the older generation Americans always complain about the educational system of the country. They assert that their children’s knowledge and skills are below average as compared to their counterparts in other countries. The American educational system is not inferior to other systems in any other way. Instead, it is just teaching some other factors that are considered more significant than simp
The Apprehensive Apparition
The Apprehensive Apparition
The Apprehensive Apparition The Apprehensive Aparition Waking from a frightening dream, hearing noises; how far does it go when your scared and alone. With all the hidden terrors in all world hallucination is far most the worst. One day realizing that your conscience has gotten louder has got to be the most frightening sounds you could ever experience. Hallucination is defined as sensory perception in absence of external stimuli. There are three characteristics: thoughts or memory images, perhap
The Births of Kings
The Births of Kings
The Births of Kings The Birth of Kings Two plays, Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare and Oedipus Rex, written by Sophocles share a common bond of illusion and innocence. The protagonists in both plays appear at the beginning only to have changed so that reality has broken through the illusion with less than desirable results for either. In these two plays, two kings must leave their innocence behind as the truth leads them first, to enlightenment and then to their downfall. This is a bat
The Deluge
The Deluge
The Deluge Exhausted, Kendra leaned back against the tree. The quiet of the night surrounded her, and in the distance she could see a small orange glow here and there of fires set by those who had been forced to leave their homes and set up camp in this park. She closed her eyes, rested her arms on her knees, and put her head down on her arms, cushioned by the sweatshirt she wore. The sweatshirt smelled of fresh air and smoke. She pulled the sleeves down over her cold hands. She sat like that fo
The Fate of The Blind
The Fate of The Blind
The Fate of The Blind There\'s a divinity that shapes our ends, rough hew them how we will. These words from Hamlet are echoed, even more pessimistically, in Shakespeare\'s later play, The Tragedy of King Lear where Gloucester says: Like flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods, they kill us for their sport. In Lear, the characters are subjected to the various tragedies of life over and over again. An abundance of cyclic imagery in Lear shows that good people are abused and wronged regardles
THE GENERATION GAP IN KING LEAR
THE GENERATION GAP IN KING LEAR
THE GENERATION GAP IN KING LEAR THE GENERATION GAP IN KING LEAR One of the underlying themes in Shakespeare’s play, King Lear is the concept of the generation gap. This gap is mainly illustrated between the family. The older generation is Lear himself, and the younger generation consists of his daughters Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. In the second plot of the play, Gloucester represents the older generation, and his sons, Edmund and Edgar exemplifies the younger generation. Both younger generatio
The Inner Evil
The Inner Evil
The Inner Evil Since the beginning of time, people have pondered the existence of evil. What makes people laugh at other peoples’ mistakes? What makes a little kid relentlessly pick on the outcast? What fuels the hate that people have for each other? Everyone has their individual views and answers to these questions, and their own definition of evil. Evil is an entity inside every living being in the world characterized by selfishness, torturing, and ultimately, the unjustifiable taking of other
The Life of the Great William Shakespeare
The Life of the Great William Shakespeare
The Life of the Great William Shakespeare Cheryl Bowman Mrs. Bembas 2nd. Period English 6 May 1996 The Life of the Great William Shakespeare There are many authors that are widely read. However, none are more universally read and studied than the great William Shakespeare of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. His plays and poems have moved millions of people, unofficially giving him the well-deserved title of the greatest of all dramatists. Shakespeare is the basis for excellence in literac
The Poet of Nature
The Poet of Nature
The Poet of Nature William Wordsworth is widely considered one of the most influential English romantic poets. In the preface of his book, Lyrical Ballads, published in 1798, Wordsworth declared that poetry should contain language really used by men. This idea, and many of his others, challenged the old eighteenth-cuntury idea of formal poetry and, therefore, he changed the course of modern poetry (Wordsworth, William DISCovering). Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth, England, to John, a prominen
The Sonnet and Form
The Sonnet and Form
The Sonnet and Form Each format greatly affects ones poem and the chosen theme. The sonnet has clear thought divisions and the theme of love is a good choice for a short poem. Shakespeare uses good sound devices to epitomize the theme and form. This Shakespearean sonnet by William Shakespeare is a good example of how the sonnet form is complimentary to the theme. In this Shakespearean sonnet, the form conforms to the original format. Both the original and this poem have three quatrains and a con
The Taming Of The Shrew by William Shakespeare
The Taming Of The Shrew by William Shakespeare
The Taming Of The Shrew by William Shakespeare Analytic Play Review Of The Taming Of The Shrew By Nathan Davies The Taming Of The Shrew by William Shakespeare is probably one of Shakespeare\'s earliest comedies. Its plot is derived from the popular \'war of the sexes\' theme in which males and females are pitted against one another for dominance in marriage. The play begins with an induction in which a drunkard, Christopher Sly, is fooled into believing he is a king and has a play performed for
The Tempest-Bringing it all Together
The Tempest-Bringing it all Together
The Tempest-Bringing it all Together Bringing it all together The Epilogue of the Tempest by William Shakespeare is an excellent -- if not the best -- example of Shakespeare\'s brilliance. In 20 lines Shakespeare is able to write an excellent ending to his play, while speaking through his characters about Shakespeare\'s own life and career. Even more amazingly, he seemlessly ties the two together. In the context of the story Prospero\'s monologue makes perfect sense. He has lost his magical powe
The Globe Theatre
The Globe Theatre
The Globe Theatre Among the many famous writers we have studied this year is William Shakespeare. Shakespeare\'s life was assuredly most intriguing. Seeking answers, we had simple questions we wanted to determine. What were his morals? His passions? His legacy? When studying Shakespeare, we found that his life revolved around the Globe Theatre. Naturally we wanted to see why Shakespeare spent so much of his life involved in the Globe. The first Globe lasted from 1599-1613. Additionally, this str
The Merchant Of Venice
The Merchant Of Venice
The Merchant Of Venice When William Shakespeare wrote, The Merchant of Venice, he included a female character that influences the play dramatically. In most of Shakespeare\'s plays, the women have little power and intelligence. In The Merchant of Venice, however, Portia is a woman that saves the life of a man with her wit and intelligence. Another woman created by Shakespeare that posses qualities similar to Portia is Beatrice, from Much Ado about Nothing. Both women add to the main themes of th
The Role Of Enobarbus In Acts I And II Of Antony
The Role Of Enobarbus In Acts I And II Of Antony
The Role Of Enobarbus In Acts I And II Of Antony And Cleopatra In Shakespeare’s tragedy/history/Roman play Antony and Cleopatra, we are told the story of two passionate and power-hungry lovers. In the first two Acts of the play we are introduced to some of the problems and dilemmas facing the couple (such as the fact that they are entwined in an adulterous relationship, and that both of them are forced to show their devotion to Caesar). Along with being introduced to Antony and Cleopatra’s str
The Taming Of The Shrew
The Taming Of The Shrew
The Taming Of The Shrew The Taming of Katherine In Shakespeare\'s time, the ideal wife was subservient to her husband, and it was the husband\'s inherent duty to take care of his wife\'s money, property, and person, including both physical and moral welfare. If a man\'s spouse proved rebellious, he had the right to physically brutalize her into submission. This social phenomenon of domesticating an unruly woman as one might an animal was the inspiration for The Taming of the Shrew. Kate fits the
The Tempest
The Tempest
The Tempest Bringing it all together The Epilogue of the Tempest by William Shakespeare is an excellent -- if not the best -- example of Shakespeare\'s brilliance. In 20 lines Shakespeare is able to write an excellent ending to his play, while speaking through his characters about Shakespeare\'s own life and career. Even more amazingly, he seemlessly ties the two together. In the context of the story Prospero\'s monologue makes perfect sense. He has lost his magical power, so his charms are o\'e
The Use Of Animal Imagery In Othello
The Use Of Animal Imagery In Othello
The Use Of Animal Imagery In Othello In William Shakespeare’s play “Othello” the use of animal imagery was evident throughout the telling of the story. Shakespeare explained several characters actions by comparing them to similarities in animals. The characters in “Othello” were often depicted as having animal-like characteristics. Some characters were even compared to animals by other characters in the play. By defining characters in terms of these characteristics one can get a clear descriptio
The Use Of Time In Poetry: Milton, Shakespeare, Wo
The Use Of Time In Poetry: Milton, Shakespeare, Wo
The Use Of Time In Poetry: Milton, Shakespeare, Wordsworth Throughout the Elizabethan and Romantic era, time and nature are themes that are ever-present in the great poetry of the period. Although the poets presented this idea in different ways, it was clear that time and nature were major influences on each man’s writing and that each of them were, in a sense, extremely frustrated by the concept of time. It appeared to me that each poet, in some form, felt empty and unaccomplished, and they all
The Uses Of Deception In Twelth Night
The Uses Of Deception In Twelth Night
The Uses Of Deception In Twelth Night The Use of Deception in William Shakespeare\'s Twelfth Night Deception is a key theme William Shakespeare\'s Twelfth Night. The characters must use deception to obtain good things, escape bad situations, or to play cruel hilarious ticks on other people. One example of deception is when Viola clothes herself in men\'s clothing in order to obtain a job under the Duke of Illyria, Orsino. During another scene Sir Andrew, Fabian, Maria, and Sir Toby Belch trick M
Titus
Titus
Titus Desdemona, on the other hand, is only heard talking naturally with other people. Yet, she too is developed through both the content and form of her speech. For example, Desdemona\'s conversations with Emilia, particularly at the end of the play (IV, iii), reveal aspects of her character as well as Emilia\'s character. Have students look at these and discuss what they reveal about each of the characters. ] When it was enacted upon the stage, Shakespeare\'s Titus Andronicus was most probably
To Tame A Shrew
To Tame A Shrew
To Tame A Shrew In Shakespeare\'s Taming of the Shrew, one topic that has been debated, interpreted, discussed, reinterpreted and adapted into different forms has been the character of Katharina, the shrew, and whether she was tamed, liberated, or just a good enough actress to make everyone think she was in fact, tamed. In this essay, I will present arguments for and against each of these points, as well as discuss one television adaptation of Taming of the Shrew that presents Katharina not as t
Waiting for Godot- Lucky's speech
Waiting for Godot- Lucky's speech
Waiting for Godot- Lucky\'s speech One of the most unusual parts of the play is, not surprisingly, one of the most important parts. This is Lucky\'s speech, which is given near the middle of the play. It\'s importance is signalled not only by its content, but by its style and structure as well. While any other line in the play is important, if for no other reason, just for being there, Lucky\'s speech is utterly significant. In general, the other lines are short, limiting themselves to a sente
What Is Good Education
What Is Good Education
What Is Good Education What is a Good Education? Education literally means the things a person learns by being taught. So, the definition of a good education would be the things a person learns by being taught well. But what exactly does that mean? No one has ever told you that, right. To me a good education is basically achieved when a person has a general to specific knowledge of the things that have happened in the world, things that could happen in the future of the world, how to communicate
When a Flower Blossoms
When a Flower Blossoms
When a Flower Blossoms When a Flower Blossoms William Shakespeare addresses the question of identity in The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark through the characters of Hamlet and Ophelia. Although the play is centered on Hamlet’s struggle for identity, a more important issue is addressed through Ophelias’ struggle. She is ignored and left alone to find the truth about what it means to become a woman, while Hamlet receives constant concern while struggling with his identity issues as an adult.
Where Do You Get Love
Where Do You Get Love
Where Do You Get Love Where Do You Get Love As individuals, we seek a fantastical encounter with “true love.” Through the plays A Midsummer Nights Dream, As You Like It, and Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s characters find “true love” through various tests in which one of the lover’s identity is masked, either physically or subconsciously. While these three plays share different plots, they all portray Shakespeare’s stance that romance exists in human love, and that if the love is pure, it will prev
William Carlos Williams- A Poet On A Mission
William Carlos Williams- A Poet On A Mission
William Carlos Williams- A Poet On A Mission WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS: A POET ON A MISSION by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS: A POET ON A MISSION Among the poets of his own illustrious generation, William Carlos Williams was the man on the margin, the incorrigible maverick, the embattled messiah. (Unger 402) Throughout his career, Williams has always been known as an experimenter, an innovator, and a revolutionary figure in American poetry. He is regarded as an important and influential poet because o
Women In Shakespeare's Writings
Women In Shakespeare's Writings
Women In Shakespeare\'s Writings Shakespeare wrote many entries based on his feelings at that moment. The basis of many of his female characters was brought about by these certain emotions. The women in Shakespeare\'s writings emphasize many of the characteristics that reflect his own personality. Shakespeare bases many of his plays and poems on his moods.It is often said when writers write of what emotional state they are in, their words form the essence of their works. Shakespeare\'s moods, wh
A Tale Of Two Cities LA
A Tale Of Two Cities LA
A Tale Of Two Cities LA A Tale of Two Cities This paper is a literary analysis over the book A Tale of Two Cities, written by Charles Dickens. It contains information about the author, plot, and characters in the story. Devices and styles used to complete the book are also in this paper. On February 7, 1812 in Portsea, Charles Dickens began his life. His father, John Dickens, spent little time with Charles. The family lived in poverty and John was in prison much of the time. When Charles was two
Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie Agatha Christie Agatha Christie is the best-known mystery writer in the world. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language. Another billion have also been sold in forty-five foreign languages. Her works have been translated into more languages than those of William Shakespeare. Only the Bible and Shakespeare outsell her novels, thus making her the most successful mystery writer of all time. Agatha Miller was born in Torquay, England on September 15, 1890. As
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World By: Aldous Huxley Brave New World opens in a technically advanced future world. In the beginning of this book, we see the Director of World Hatcheries lead the new hatchery students on a tour of a Conditioning Center in London where babies are produced in bottles and pre-sorted to determine which class level they will be born into. These class level range from Alpha-plus, the highest level, to Epsilon-minus, the lowest. There are no parents, and babies are conditi
Another MacBeth
Another MacBeth
Another MacBeth In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, we discover that Macbeth is a tragic hero. Macbeth is very ambitious, courageous, and a moral coward: all these things lead to his tragic death at the end of the play. At the beginning of the play, Shakespeare defines Macbeth as a hero very clearly. From the courages in defense of Scotland is significant in the opening scene. However, he is very ambitious to be king. At the beginning of the play, he was loyal to the king. While he did i
Another Much Ado About Nothing
Another Much Ado About Nothing
Another Much Ado About Nothing The plot of Much Ado About Nothing is an elaborate network of schemes and tricks. This statement is confirmed throughout Much Ado About Nothing . The play contains many examples of tricks and schemes that are used to manipulate the thoughts and feelings of characters. The major examples of such manipulation include- Don Pedro, Claudio and Leonato tricking Benedick into believing that Beatrice loves him, Hero and Ursula trick Beatrice into thinking Benedick is in lo
Another Romeo and Juliet
Another Romeo and Juliet
Another Romeo and Juliet The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Author: William Shakespeare Genre: Play Orig. Pub. Date: 1596 . Setting: Verona, Italy. Mantua, Italy. Theme: Always tell the truth. Plot Summary: The play starts off when the Montagues and the Capulets are fighting. The Prince of Verona stops the quarrel and tells the two families that he is fed up with the feud. He says it has gone on too long and that this is the last of it. He says that the next person who fights will die. Later on tha
Brave New World
Brave New World
Brave New World - “Brave New World” - By: Aldous Huxley Author: Aldous Huxley was born in 1894, and died in 1963. He first went to Eton, and then to Oxford. He was a brilliant man, and became a succesful writer of short stories in the twenties and thirties. He also wrote essays and novels, like \'Brave New World\'. The first novels he wrote were comments on the young generation, with no goal whatsoever, that lived after WW I. Before he became the writer as we know him, he worked as a journalist
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens INTRODUCTION This report will talk about the life of a famous author, Charles Dickens. It will tell you about his early, middle, and later years of his life. It will also talk about one of his great works of literature. In conclusion, this report will show a comparison of his work to his life. EARLY LIFE Charles Dickens was born at Landport, in Portsea, on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay-Office, and was temporarily on duty in the neighborhood when Charles
Comparison of Macbeth and Lord of the Flies
Comparison of Macbeth and Lord of the Flies
Comparison of Macbeth and Lord of the Flies Comparison of Macbeth and Lord of the Flies Macbeth is one of the protagonist in a Shakespeare play Macbeth .Jack is also a protagonist in the novel Lord of the Flies . The following essay will outline the differences and similarities of these two characters. There are five similarities between Jack and Macbeth. Firstly, they were both leader of some kind. Jack was a leader of a choir group while Macbeth was a co-leader of Duncan s army. Secondly, they
Comparisons between the movie and play Hamlet
Comparisons between the movie and play Hamlet
Comparisons between the movie and play Hamlet Comparisons between the movie and play Hamlet Ben Evans Shakespeare\'s tragedy Hamlet was originally written as a play, but as time has passed it has been produced, on many different occasions, as a motion picture. The two forms share many similar scenes throughout the work. Three of these scenes are Hamlet\'s encounter with his father\'s ghost, Hamlet\'s killing of Polonius, and Hamlet\'s final battle with Laretes. The first major similarity between
Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury One of the themes which happens to be the biggest one is burning books because they conflict with each other and the ideas of society. The firemen don\'t fight fires, they start them when they find books. Recollections and thoughts, writings and teachings from the greatest minds in history go up in flames because the government doesn\'t want people to fill their heads with it and develop an individual intelligence. The government is afraid of the books because they
Hamlet and King Lear
Hamlet and King Lear
Hamlet and King Lear There are a lot of similarities in two Shakespeare stories HAMLET and KING LEAR. I guess its because of the style in which Shakes peare wrote. William Shakespeare wrote three kinds of stories: comedy, tragedy and history. Both of these books are tragedies and they are very similar tragedies. In both of these stories there is a feud going on within the family. And in both the feud is between the children and their parents or relatives. Hamlet is looking for the revenge on his
Hamlet
Hamlet
Hamlet n the play, Hamlet by William Shakespeare, many aspects contribute to the tale of tragedy, but of these there is one thing that is purely essential to this famous story : the ghost of King Hamlet. The ghost of King Hamlet is so important to Hamlet on so many levels, accounting for most issues, directly or indirectly, that are involved in the drama. The intrigue of the pale specter creates many things such as Hamlet\'s procrastination, it also projects the image of Hamlet\'s madness, and m
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar In William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, there is a major difference between two of the characters, Brutus and Mark Antony. Brutus was very honorable and Antony was very persuasive. When Brutus spoke at Caesar’s funeral, he appealed to the people’s logic and Antony spoke to the emotions of the people. Antony is very smart and uses his brain frequently during the play and Brutus is very naive about many of things. Brutus was very honorable and Antony was very persuasive. Brutus