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The Labours Of Mendevolin
The Labours Of Mendevolin
The Labours Of Mendevolin ACT I SCENE I (HIGH PRIEST on stage right. Enter MENDEVOLIN stage left. HIGH PRIEST crosses to centre stage to meet MENDEVOLIN there.) MENDEVOLIN: High Priest Marchand! HIGH PRIEST: Ahh Mendevolin, it is such a pleasure to see you again. MENDEVOLIN: Let\'s disperse with the pleasantries. Take me to my father. HIGH PRIEST: There are things you must know Mendevolin. Your father has not been well. He has been slowly passing away for the last few months. This is why we have
The Metamorphosis
The Metamorphosis
The Metamorphosis Kafka wrote The Metamorphosis in 1912, taking three weeks to compose the story. While he had expressed earlier satisfaction with the work, he later found it to be flawed, even calling the ending unreadable. But whatever his own opinion may have been, the short story has become one of the most popularly read and analyzed works of twentieth-century literature. Isolation and alienation are at the heart of this surreal story of a man transformed overnight into a kind of beetle.
The Old Man and The Sea: The Old Man
The Old Man and The Sea: The Old Man
The Old Man and The Sea: The Old Man Matt Shouse English 132 House Authors use many tactics to reveal a character\'s personality. In the short story, A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, Hemingway exposes the attributes of his characters through narration and dialogue. The older waiter\'s characteristics are exhibited through the waiters\' conversations and the observations the narrator makes. The author cleverly associates the older waiter with the old man. This connection gives the audience a clear un
The Scarlet Letter: The Scaffold's Power
The Scarlet Letter: The Scaffold's Power
The Scarlet Letter: The Scaffold\'s Power Recurring events show great significance and elucidate the truth beneath appearances. In The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne chooses the scaffold scenes to show powerful differences and similarities. Each scaffold scene foreshadows the next and brings greater understanding of the novel. By beginning with the first, continuing with the middle, and ending with the last platform scene, we can gain a better understanding of this masterpiece. At the beginn
1984 By- George Orwell
1984 By- George Orwell
1984 By- George Orwell 1984 -George Orwell Summary Chapter 1 and 2 We are introduced to Winston Smith the main character of the story. Works at Ministry of truth. Ministry of truth is one of four government buildings in destroyed London, the main city of Airstrip One, a province of Oceania. Year is 1984 and three contries are at war, Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia. Oceania is run by the party whose leader is Big Brother. Winston is sick of his life in the ruined city and decides to keep a diary.
1984 -George Orwell
1984 -George Orwell
1984 -George Orwell SUNDAY, NOV 14, 1993 Summary Chapter 1 and 2 We are introduced to Winston Smith the main character of the story. Works at Ministry of truth. Ministry of truth is one of four government buildings in destroyed London, the main city of Airstrip One, a province of Oceania. Year is 1984 and three contries are at war, Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia. Oceania is run by the party whose leader is Big Brother. Winston is sick of his life in the ruined city and decides to keep a diary. Th
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Uncle Tom\'s Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote this novel during the time of the debates that lead to the Civil War and near the time of the Compromise of 1850. The book provides a defiant protest against the social and political conditions of that era. The division between the northern industrial states and the southern agrarian states was very prominent and apparent. There was fierce competition between them. This lead to differing viewpoints about slavery. The competition helped the South jus
Barn Burning: Sarty's Transformation Into Adulthoo
Barn Burning: Sarty's Transformation Into Adulthoo
Barn Burning: Sarty\'s Transformation Into Adulthood In William Faulkner\'s story, Barn Burning, we find a young man who struggles with the relationship he has with his father. We see Sarty, the young man, develop into an adult while dealing with the many crude actions and ways of Abner, his father. We see Sarty as a puzzled youth who faces the questions of faithfulness to his father or faithfulness to himself and the society he lives in. His struggle dealing with the reactions which are cause
Being a Hero
Being a Hero
Being a Hero Thesis: Despite his accomplishments and the glory associated with his life, Aeneas only achieves the status of hero through divine intervention, and this god-given position causes him just as much grief as it does splendor. What is a hero? We would like to think that a hero is someone who has achieved some fantastic goal or status, or maybe someone who has accomplished a great task. Heroes find themselves in situations of great pressure and act with nobility and grace. Though the ma
Chivalry
Chivalry
Chivalry We live in an age where the brutality and the vigilante justice of the knight errant is no longer acceptable for people with positions of stature in society. While courage and honor are still praised by society, one rarely finds a man true to his word regardless of cost. Chivalry towards ladies is sometimes mistakenly decried by those supporting equality for women. And Courtly love, in it\'s modern form, is frowned upon. Those who might have a keen sense of justice often have only indir
The Concept of Communication Style
The Concept of Communication Style
The Concept of Communication Style The concept of communication style has been defined by Rober Norton as the way one verbally, nonverbally, and para verbally interacts to signal how literal meaning should be taken, interpreted, filtered, or understood(1996.p.229) In this, Norton has identified nine communicator styles. A persons style may be dominant, dramatic, contentious, animated ,impression leaving, relaxed, open, or friendly. These dimensions measure how you interact in various situation
Roman Religion
Roman Religion
Roman Religion Just like all other religion, the ancient Roman religion was centered around gods. A whole bunch of gods. A stinking lot of gods. From early childhood they were taught about all the gods. All over the house and over the fireplace were icons crowned with flowers representing the gods and spirits of the family. The two faced god Janus who sat over the doorways watched the entry and exit of every door in the house. Penates, god of the interior, protected accumulations of the family i
Epics The Aeneid and Metamorphoses: A Comparison
Epics The Aeneid and Metamorphoses: A Comparison
Epics The Aeneid and Metamorphoses: A Comparison Both Vergil and Ovid imbedded underlying meanings in their epics The Aeneid and Metamorphoses. In this paper I will focus on the underlying meaning in the Underworld scene in Vergil\'s The Aeneid (lines 356 through 1199). I will also focus on three scenes in Ovid\'s Metamorphoses. Both epics contain a larger message about the importance of the Roman past for its present and future under Augustus. The story of Aeneas in the Underworld can be interp
Greek Literature
Greek Literature
Greek Literature GREEK LITERATURE. The great British philosopher-mathematician Alfred North Whitehead once commented that all philosophy is but a footnote to Plato . A similar point can be made regarding Greek literature as a whole. Over a period of more than ten centuries, the ancient Greeks created a literature of such brilliance that it has rarely been equaled and never surpassed. In poetry, tragedy, comedy, and history, Greek writers created masterpieces that have inspired, influenced, and c
Justice in Orestes
Justice in Orestes
Justice in Orestes Aeschylus is primarily concerned with the nature of justice. In the trilogy The Oresteia, the Akhaians evolve from an older, more primitive autocratic form of justice, to a new concept of civil justice devised by Athena. He confronts the contrast between the old and new orders, the lives of the members of the House of Atreus, and the serious moral questions that Orestes\' crime presents. The case against Orestes is strong. The son admits to striking down his mother, in violati
Correctly Political: A Look into the Dynamics of P
Correctly Political: A Look into the Dynamics of P
Correctly Political: A Look into the Dynamics of Political Correctness Every American probably knows what it means to be politically correct. After all, we hear about it on the news almost every night. We have to be constantly aware of whether or not something we say or do is going to offend someone. This mode of communication is present in every aspect of our lives, from the most formal to the most informal situations. This paper will answer questions on the origin of the term ‘politically corr
Life and Times of Alexander the Great
Life and Times of Alexander the Great
Life and Times of Alexander the Great Introduction Alexander the great made an impact on world history that few individuals can profess to have done. He ruled all of the known world, and one of the largest empires ever. His men were the first westerners to encounter tales of the Yeti. They even discovered and classified new types of flora and fauna, such as the red mold that grew on their bread while they were in Asia, and made it appear as if it were bleeding. He expanded the Hellenist sphere o
Henry IV: Appearance vs. Reality
Henry IV: Appearance vs. Reality
Henry IV: Appearance vs. Reality Shakespeare\'s play Henry IV begins with a king (King Henry) beginning a pilgrimage after killing King Richard II. Henry believes that by gaining the throne of England he has done an honourable deed, yet he admits that the fighting and bloodshed could continue, A. . . ill sheathed knife . . . @ (I.1.17). He, also, admits that his own son, Prince Hal, is not honourable enough to occupy the throne, Asee riot and dishonour stain the brow of my young Harry (I.1.17).
The Taming of the Shrew: An Critique
The Taming of the Shrew: An Critique
The Taming of the Shrew: An Critique The Taming of the Shrew is one of the earliest comedies written by sixteenth and seventeenth century English bard, William Shakespeare. Some scholars believe it may have been his first work written for the stage as well as his first comedy (Shakespearean 310). The earliest record of it being performed on stage is in 1593 or 1594. It is thought by many to be one of Shakespeare\'s most immature plays (Cyclopedia 1106). In The Taming of the Shrew, Petruchio was
Hamlet: Appearance vs. Reality
Hamlet: Appearance vs. Reality
Hamlet: Appearance vs. Reality One of the most famous and popular authors and script writers is William Shakespeare. Shakespeare has always been able to create interesting characters and one of the reasons they are so interesting might be that they are complex people with their inner selves differing from their outer selves. Are the characters in Hamlet the same on the inside as they appear to be on the outside? The characters in William Shakespeare\'s Hamlet can be studied in a manner relating
Computer Crimes
Computer Crimes
Computer Crimes Computer crimes are on the rise 1 in 10 Americans experience some form of a malicious attack on their computer system. If you pay attention to the rest of this speech you will understand how a Hackers mind works and how to defend yourself from them. In this speech I will tell you why and how people break into computers, what sorts of trouble they cause, and what kind of punishment lie ahead for them if caught. Hackers and Crackers break into computer systems for any of a wide var
The Characteristics of Shakespeare's Comedies
The Characteristics of Shakespeare's Comedies
The Characteristics of Shakespeare\'s Comedies Shakespeare wrote many different forms of literary works and one of them is comedy. At the end of his professional life he had written four famous comedies which were later called his romances. Shakespeare\'s comedies were not primarily love stories but they all included a love plot. His romances all had the happy ending of a comedy, but in a way they hinted on violence (Prentice Hall Literature). His focus and emphasis was clearly towards the str
Comparing Prince Hal and Henry's Models of Statesc
Comparing Prince Hal and Henry's Models of Statesc
Comparing Prince Hal and Henry\'s Models of Statescraft To compare the difference between King Henry and Prince Hal\'s style of statecraft, first we have to understand the basic philosophy of each. The King belives that to effectively lead the country one needs to lead by example. According to the King\'s philosophy the best man is the one who lives a pure life and garners respect and honor from all men. To the King\'s way of thinking Hotspur is more fit to be a King than Prince Hal, a compariso
A Critical Analysis of Shakespeare's Hamlet
A Critical Analysis of Shakespeare's Hamlet
A Critical Analysis of Shakespeare\'s Hamlet Dave Beaston Hamlet. Is he an insane madman or a revengeful, scheming, genius? There are many conflicting ideas and theories on this subject, and hopefully this paper may be of some assistance in clearing up the confusion. The paper is divided into three separate analytic sections beginning with the beginning of Hamlet\'s so called madness, and why it may have occurred. Next, is an analysis of why Hamlet delays revenging his father\'s death. To conclu
The Deception in King Lear
The Deception in King Lear
The Deception in King Lear William Shakespeare\'s play King Lear is a play full of deceit, betrayal and meaningless promises. This becomes evident in the first few lines. We first learn of the empty words of Goneril and Regan as well as their hatred for their father, King Lear. This becomes the center of the play and also leads to the madness that the king suffers from. The first words that Goneril speaks are totally empty and are the complete opposite of what she really feels. She says, Sir, I
Difference Between Plutarch's and Shakespeare's Ca
Difference Between Plutarch's and Shakespeare's Ca
Difference Between Plutarch\'s and Shakespeare\'s Caesar Julius Caesar was in a precarious situation. It could be interpreted that he deserved the fate that pursued him for ambition or some other reason, or that it was a cold murder for which he did not deserve. Both Shakespeare and Plutarch wrote about Julius Caesar. Each tells the story a little differently. Plutarchs version is more sympathetic to Caear\'s situation. Shakespeare shows him to be an insensitive and conceited person thinking onl
Macbeth: The Main Theme of Evil
Macbeth: The Main Theme of Evil
Macbeth: The Main Theme of Evil William Shakespeare\'s Macbeth is a play in which a man by the name of Macbeth, who is presented as a mature man with an uncertain character. At the beginning of the story, Macbeth\'s character was a character with strong morals. As the play went on though, Macbeth\'s morality lessened immensely. After killing Duncan he was very paranoid and feared the consequences that would arise. He knew what he had done wrong. In comparing Duncan\'s murder with his best frie
Shakespeare' As You Like It: Effective Use of Soun
Shakespeare' As You Like It: Effective Use of Soun
Shakespeare\' As You Like It: Effective Use of Sound In Jaques\' Speech As infamous as Shakespeare is, and as well known as his works are, some prose are just simply more extraordinary than the rest. There are many ways to look at Jaques speech, such as use of language or imagery yet, something we often do not reflect on is the sound of the prose. When reading this particular speech, the subject is directly related to the sounds Shakespeare has chosen. We are guided gracefully through the stages
Exploring Sexuality in Taming of the Shrew
Exploring Sexuality in Taming of the Shrew
Exploring Sexuality in Taming of the Shrew Andrea Blacksten Shakespeare Plays Professor Christopher Human sexuality underlies many of the happenings of Taming of the Shrew. It affects the conflicts, theme, and resolution of the play. It becomes evident throughout the play that sexual behavior denotes whether a character is thought of as good or evil (not necessarily good evil as meant in conventional terms, but rather as a nice character versus a waspish or mean\' character). In the beg
Hamlet: Inner Turmoil
Hamlet: Inner Turmoil
Hamlet: Inner Turmoil Within the play Hamlet there exists many puns and phrases which have a double meaning. Little ploys on words which tend to add a bit of entertainment to the dialogue of the play. These forked tongue phrases are used by Shakespeare to cast an insight to the characters in the play…to give them more depth and substance. However, most importantly these phrases cause the reader or audience to think. They are able to show a double meaning that not all people would pick up on, whi
Hamlet: Video Comparison
Hamlet: Video Comparison
Hamlet: Video Comparison Hamlet is one of the best known pieces of literature around the world, and has fascinated many people from all walks of life, from critics to psychologists. There has been much speculation to the different interpretations of the play. Every reader has his or her own views of the play, like which words are emphasized in a speech and what actions the actors are making throughout the play. Several Hollywood directors have created their own versions of the play, including a
Hamlet: Theories Of Hamlet's Delay In Killing Clau
Hamlet: Theories Of Hamlet's Delay In Killing Clau
Hamlet: Theories Of Hamlet\'s Delay In Killing Claudius There are several theories about why Hamlet, the main character of Shakespeare\'s masterpiece, Hamlet, delays in killing his Uncle, King Claudius. As the son of a murdered noble, Hamlet is obligated to avenge the death of his father. However, the act is never performed until the end of the play... quite some time after Hamlet discovered Claudius was his father\'s killer. Some historians and literary experts would say Hamlet\'s strong religi
Hamlet as a Tragic Hero
Hamlet as a Tragic Hero
Hamlet as a Tragic Hero William Shakespeare, the greatest playwright of the English language, wrote a total of 37 plays in his lifetime, all of which can be categorized under tragedy, comedy, or history. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Shakespeare\'s most popular and greatest tragedy, displays his genius as a playwright, as literary critics and academic commentators have found an unusual number of themes and literary techniques present in Hamlet. Hamlet concerns the murder of the king of Denmark and the
Hamlet's Treatment of Ophelia and Gertrude
Hamlet's Treatment of Ophelia and Gertrude
Hamlet\'s Treatment of Ophelia and Gertrude Modern folklore suggests women look at a man\'s relationship with his mother to predict how they will treat other women in their life. Hamlet is a good example of a son\'s treatment of his mother reflecting how he will treat the woman he loves because when considering Hamlet\'s attitude and treatment of the Ophelia in William Shakespeare\'s play, Hamlet, one must first consider how Hamlet treated his mother. A characteristic of Hamlet\'s personality is
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark I. a) Time: Sixteenth Century b) Place: Denmark c) Preliminary situation: King Hamlet, King of Denmark is killed. Hamlet the Prince\'s uncle, Claudius, receives the throne and marries Queen Gertrude. II. a) Initial Incident: A ghost appears to Marcellus and another guard who decide to inform Hamlet of it\'s presence. b) Rising Action: 1.2 Claudius, the new King, is holding court and thanks his subjects for their support. He then sends an ambassador to Nor
The Merchant of Venice: Hath not a Jew Mercy?
The Merchant of Venice: Hath not a Jew Mercy?
The Merchant of Venice: Hath not a Jew Mercy? Kevin Jacoby Many of William Shakespeare\'s plays have sparked controversy. Probably the one that has sparked the most controversy is The Merchant of Venice, which many intellectuals have dubbed an anti-Semitic play. The character that this discussion centers around is Shylock, the rich moneylender Jew. The problem with most of these anti-Semitic arguments is that they lack the perspective of the sixteenth century audience. Throughout Shakespeare\'s
Henry IV: Redemption
Henry IV: Redemption
Henry IV: Redemption In Shakespeare\'s Henry IV, the character Hal, the Prince of Wales, undergoes a transformation that can be characterized as a redemption. Shakespeare introduces Hal, in the opening act as a renegade of the Court. His avoidance of all public responsibility and his affinity for the company of the Boar\'s Head Tavern, have caused serious concern for the King, because Hal is heir to the throne. The King realizes that to keep order, a ruler and his heir must prove to be both resp
Is Hamlet Mad?
Is Hamlet Mad?
Is Hamlet Mad? Perhaps the world\'s most famous mental patient, Hamlet\'s sanity has been argued over by countless learned scholars for hundreds of years. As a mere student of advanced-level English Literature, I doubt I can add anything new to the debate in 2000 words, but I can look at the evidence supporting or dispelling each argument and come to my own conclusion. Hamlet is obviously experiencing grief and despair right from the beginning of the novel, with the death of his father and his u
The Taming of the Shrew: Kate's Soliloquy
The Taming of the Shrew: Kate's Soliloquy
The Taming of the Shrew: Kate\'s Soliloquy Kate\'s soliloquy bring about a joyous conclusion to The Taming of the Shrew. The audience leaves the theatre with a pleasant feeling, glad that such a shrew could be tamed so well. Kate herself realised the error of her ways, making the men feel confident while making the women feel safe. Moreover, the audience found the speech to be very sound and sensible, as the views expressed in the play were extremely popular at that point in time. Kate, in reali
King Lear: Sense of Renewal
King Lear: Sense of Renewal
King Lear: Sense of Renewal Throughout Shakespeare\'s King Lear, there is a sense of renewal, or as L.C. Knights puts it, “affirmation in spite of everything,” in the play. These affirmative actions are vividly seen throughout the play that is highly infused with evil, immorality and perverted values. These glimpses of hope seem to provide the reader with an underlying notion of human goodness that remains present, throughout the lurking presence of immorality and a lack of values. However, in t
Macbeth: Lady Macbeth and Evil
Macbeth: Lady Macbeth and Evil
Macbeth: Lady Macbeth and Evil In a play that is abundant in evil occurrences, Lady Macbeth is the overriding source of evil in the first act. Lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth to kill Duncan, despite Macbeth listing eight reasons against the murder. When Macbeth is alone, we discover that he is a loyal thane to Duncan, not a murdering savage. When Duncan is in his house at Inverness, Macbeth comes to a decision not to kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth convinces Macbeth, who decided strongly against murder
What Was the Witches' Role in Macbeth?
What Was the Witches' Role in Macbeth?
What Was the Witches\' Role in Macbeth? In Shakespeare\'s time, many people were superstitious; they believed that that their lives were strongly influenced, if not dictated by fate. They also thought that the world was full of supernatural creatures, such as witches, ghosts, and many other such beings. Shakespeare incorporated these aspects of belief in his play Mac Beth. The witches, although accurately predicting what would occur, i.e., Mac Beth would be king, they did not specify how their p
Macbeth: The Symbol of Blood
Macbeth: The Symbol of Blood
Macbeth: The Symbol of Blood I am going to prove that in the play Macbeth, a symbol of blood is portrayed often(and with different meanings), and that it is a symbol that is developed until it is the dominating theme of the play towards the end of it. To begin with, I found the word blood, or different forms of it forty-two times (ironically, the word fear is used forty-two times), with several other passages dealing with the symbol. Perhaps the best way to show how the symbol of blood changes
Hamlet: The Theme of Having A Clear Conscience
Hamlet: The Theme of Having A Clear Conscience
Hamlet: The Theme of Having A Clear Conscience The most important line in Hamlet is, The play\'s the thing, wherein I\'ll catch the conscience of the king. (II, ii, 617). In the play, the issue of a clear conscience forms a key motif. When the conscience of the characters appears, it does so as a result of some action; as in the case of the aforementioned line, which follows Hamlet\'s conversation with the player. This line is of particular significance because it ties action and its effect on
My Perception of William Shakespeare's Othello
My Perception of William Shakespeare's Othello
My Perception of William Shakespeare\'s Othello Othello, by William Shakespeare, is perhaps not as exciting as a ravishingly sexy poster of Laurence Fishburne and Irene Jacob. Yet, with its intoxicating mix of love, sexual passion and the deadly power of jealousy, Shakespeare has created an erotic thriller based on a human emotion that people are all familiar with. It all depends on how those people receive it. There is an extraordinary fusion of characters\' with different passions in this trag
Othello: Othello A Tragic Hero
Othello: Othello A Tragic Hero
Othello: Othello A Tragic Hero If one reads Shakespeare\'s Othello, they can come to the conclusion that it might be one of the his most tragic plays ever written by Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet, is probably the most famous of his tragic plays, but Othello, has characteristics that, I think make it even more tragic then his other plays, and therefore for that reason, you can say that Othello is the most tragic hero. Othello is a noble man, one who has grace with the ladies but also possesses al
Macbeth: Power Is The Paradox
Macbeth: Power Is The Paradox
Macbeth: Power Is The Paradox People have a hard time getting what they want; in fact, the things they want can be incompatible with each other. In Shakespeare\'s Macbeth, the protagonist is lured to murder the king, Duncan, by the desire for power, an appetite honed by witch\'s prophecies and his wife\'s encouragement. But when he reaches the kingship, he finds himself insecure. He attempts to remove threats that decrease his security, including his companion Banquo and his son Fleance, predict
Hamlet: Power vs Happiness
Hamlet: Power vs Happiness
Hamlet: Power vs Happiness Claudius what are your motives for killing the king, marrying his wife and taking on the role of father to his young son? Claudius is introduced in act I, ii. In this scene he has an important speech. In this speech he talks about the death of the king, his marriage to the queen and the foreign problems of the state. He utilizes many transitions and tends to empiseze the foreign affairs of the state. I don\'t know what to make of this, it could mean various things. It
Reality vs. Illusion
Reality vs. Illusion
Reality vs. Illusion Michael Cioffi Outline I. Introduction A. Introduce topic 1. Reality and illusion 2. Confusion between the two II. First Body A. Othello 1.Othello is a great example 2. Iago gains revenge through this III. Second Body A. Othello 1. Out of revenge 2. Iago uses his plan IV. Conclusion A. Reality vs. Illusion 1. Confusion between the two 2. Iago knows how to get his way Reality and illusions are two words which may be confused among people reading or learning about this sort of
Shakespeare: Biography
Shakespeare: Biography
Shakespeare: Biography William Shakespeare was a great English playwright, dramatist and poet who lived during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Shakespeare is considered to be the greatest playwright of all time. No other writer\'s plays have been produced so many times or read so widely in so many countries as his. Shakespeare was born to middle class parents. His father, John, was a Stratford businessman. He was a glove maker who owned a leather shop. John Shakespeare was a