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Is It Possible to See Anything Positive in the Ending of Othello
He is over-emotional and his weak spot is an overwhelming love for Desdemona, and jealousy when he is told that she is unfaithful. Critics see his killing of his wife as a clear instance of tragedy precisely because he is a noble person who drops from that high standard to commit this crime: “There would be nothing tragic, in the senses of tragic that apply to drama, in the commission of a murder by one who was in fact a barbarian — that is melodrama” (Mack, 1993, p. 139) Othello is a
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Coursework
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How Are Women Portrayed in the Dramas of Shakespeare
This paper will venture to analyze the dramatic presentation of the women characters in three of Shakespeare’s plays namely: “Othello”; “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Much Ado About Nothing” to explore if he truly was a patriarchal bard, as he was believed to be.Shakespeare lived in an age that stressed the maintenance of order through hierarchy, an age in which the creation of Eve from Adam’s rib was wholeheartedly believed in and lived by. Shakespeare, however, has never
Pages: 12 (3000 words), Coursework
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Analysis of Dramatic Irony and Foreshadowing in Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet
In Act 1, Scene 1, the characters of Tybalt, Mercutio and Paris, among others, are introduced.  Tybalt plays a pivotal role as his death serves as a catalyst in Capulet’s decision to marry off Juliet to Paris and Romeo’s banishment from Verona. He is introduced early on in Act 1, scene 1 as a vain, proud and aggressive cousin of Juliet.
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Creative Writing
With every step she took I was there…and I made the paths so long for her that she walked and walked and walked but they never came to an end.I had to make her lost in the maze of life so she could leave my Maxim and me all alone. I looked after our Manderley and never let it loose its beauty. I did not let Manderley lose its silence, its magic, the vibrancy of the green lawns, the soothing winds, the calming waves and the high walls. No cloud could vague the appearance of the sky in
Pages: 6 (1500 words), Coursework
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Analysis of Gender Disparity in the Fitzgeralds Novels
Nick outlines an odd statement touching on the moral principles of women, which is not the familiar truth even though it is supported by women acts in the storyline. He refers to Jordan Baker in his comment by using the pronoun, “you”. However, he judges Jordan and allows Daisy to survive in this context but pay with her freedom 
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"Post-World War 2 Britain was still bound by a rigid class system which restricted the freedom of individuals within it. Compare and contrast your three texts in the light of this view, exploring how they support or challenge this view.
It came to epitomize a radical shift to the then used drawing-room comedies created by such greats as Terrence Rattigan, Noel Coward, among others, who had subjugated the West End theatre stage by the 1950s. Their works were based on the lives of affluent bourgeoisie characters that were at play in their country homes’ drawing rooms, or of a part of the lifestyles of the upper middle class. Osborne and other latter writers, as an alternative, dwelt on the lower middle class and their working
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How does Tennessee Williams use the conflict between Stanley and Blanche to create such a powerfully tragic play?
Blanche’s failure to cope with reality pushes her into larger conflict with Stanley. A woman -who is bereaved by the discovery of her husband’s homosexuality and subsequent death; who, by losing her ancestral property, has plunged into endless poverty; who cannot accept her present forlorn and destitute situation and who rather resorts to deception and lying in order to heighten her position a bit more and to get others’ attention- is continually misunderstood by Stanley. Neither she can
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How does Tennessee Williams use the conflict between Stanley and Blanche to create such a powerfully tragic play?
Stanley has somehow managed to convert Stella to his style of life, which may be described as a “rat-race” type (Tennessee, 2009, p.The fact that Stanley and Blanche are clashing with an aim to win Stella is itself a theme of conflict.Conflict is also demonstrated in the course of the play over the Napoleonic code idea by Stanley, which is about everything that the wife has is also his and the Belle Reve plantation which Blanches did not have papers for and hence lost it. On Stanley
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"How is sympathy created for Laura in scene 7 pages 79-81 of The Glass Menagerie"
According to Jim, it was all because Laura would attend the choral choir session last.When Laura complains about not being lucky to make friends, Jim encourages that as long as she overcame shyness, she would interact freely and even make many friends. Clearly, Jim’s tone is a comforting one, and only comes upon noticing that Laura is weak in this sense.Jim recalls the yearbook write-up that presented him to be successful in every area of venture. Indeed, Laura produces the book, pointing at
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Macbeth Analysis
As they are wandering onto a heath, three witches enter and greet them with prophecies, Banquo who is more doubting than Macbeth, challenges the prophecies given by the witches, the witches hail Macbeth as “thane of Glamis," “thane of Cawdor” and they keep telling him that he shall” be the king here after” Macbeth is stunned to silence. Banquo on his part asks of his own fortunes and the witches are quick to inform him that he shall father a line of kings. The witches vanish leaving
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How is setting used in Regeneration and Journey's End to explore the issues in World war 1. How far do you agree that Sheriffs presentation is more effective?
Sherriff in effort to convey the horrors of the war describes characters using stage directions. Stanhope is described as a young man with wide shoulders who has an aggressive demeanor as he is always losing his temper. The stage direction assists the directors convey Stanhope experiences and actions which makes the play further realistic. Sheriff also wants to reveals how the soldiers were young and very inexperienced as he describes Raleigh as ‘a boy of about eighteen years’. He further
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Analyses of Works of Emma Wincup, Alan Bryam, David Utting, Earl Babbie and Others
Contemporary Social Evils by David Utting seeks to explain the underlying social ills that plague the British Society in the 21st Century. The book taps into the findings of the consultation amongst leading activists that was spearheaded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. All the findings have been brought together in the book by the author.
Pages: 14 (3500 words), Coursework
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Handmaid's tale - vengence
In chapter 2 Luke has recovered from the injury. Immediately after he checks out of the hospital he attempts to find the whereabouts of her daughter. Luke decides to consult from his best friend Alfred who is a police officer. Alfred is willing to help Luke but informs him that he should do it in the most intelligent way without creating any trouble otherwise he will arrest him. Luke agrees to do so as he is willing to cooperate so that he can find her daughter. With the help of Alfred Luke
Pages: 6 (1500 words), Coursework
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Worksheet on Arthur Miller's "All My Sons"
However, Joe is not innocent since they knew of the faulty production of the aircraft parts. Moreover, Joe is feeling guilty of the death of 21 people and his sons as a result of their faulty productions (Miller, 1947). However, after the disappearance of Chris Keller became opposed to the freedom of Joe. They demanded his confession to the authorities. The sacrifice is made to save the Keller family and the relationship with the Deever family. Miller ends the novel by retaining the healthy
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A Midsummer Nights Dream;"The comedy comes close to tragedy in places as was typical of Shakespeare's comedies " How far do you agree
A comedy coming close to tragedy is reflected when Egeus who is the father to Hermia went to Theseus. Egeus requested that Theseus must take a hand and marry her daughter Dementrius. Theseus, on the other hand, was planning to marry another lady by the name Lysander. Egues threatened Theseus that if he does not marry her daughter Demtrius, will no longer be gentlemen. Egues offered this threat by saying, “As she is mine, I may dispose of her.  Which shall be either to this gentleman or to
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Coursework
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The importance of corporate social responsibility reporting
Cuvilceva (2012) outlined that businesses owe economic, legal, ethical and discretionary obligations to the society. According to stakeholder theory analysis, individuals and groups within the society are affected by the actions of an economic entity and such groups have certain rights and obligations to impose on the businesses (Gray 1996). The stakeholders include the shareholders, suppliers, customers, creditors, government, trade unions, government entities, professional associations and
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It is the usual history of a man and a woman as it usually happens, as it always happens. And the ending is the ordinary ending. The woman suffers. The man goes free. How successfully does Wilde portray the plight of the Victorian fallen woman through the
The scene changes and some of the men enter the scene, the woman automatically change their subject of conversation to more of a social talk discussing more about the business and politics, something that the men are particularly fond of. This portrays that women themselves feel inferior to the men, and are more concerned on criticizing about the looks and marital relations of other women. The act progresses further with various comical statements that keep the readers interested to the play
Pages: 6 (1500 words), Coursework
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Evaluate the four stages of child language development commenting on either verbal or written language.
The strengthening of the oral muscles play a crucial role in enabling the child utters a single word. As shown by Plotnik and Kouyoumdjian, (2014), children starts to comprehend words as early as they are born; however, they cannot speak them out until the second stage. The single word uttered is an expression of what the child feels, sees or hears.It could also be a series of past learned words through gestures. In this stage of language development, the baby seems excited that it can
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Coursework
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How does Shakespeare use femininity in The Taming of the Shrew?
Acts of repression are directed against a strong woman.The characters who majorly contribute to the development of this story are Petruchio and Katherine.The story mainly revolves around these two characters.As the story begins, there are two sisters, Katherine, and Bianca.Katherine is known as the shrewd one while Bianca is depicted as lovely and more beautiful than her sister.Their father wants both of them to be married. However, Bianca has to be betrothed to a wealthy husband due to her
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Autobiographical Main Character Traits in Mary Shelleys Frankenstein
Frankenstein characterizes his childhood as experienced numerous external benefits from “loving” relatives. Frankenstein’s parents were neither good nor bad. Frankenstein’s mother passed away and his father was caught up with work pressure at the city administration, thereby forcing his servants and schoolmasters to take on the role of parents. Frankenstein feels like he owes his own creation to the creature because of the resemblance of this feeling to that a child feels towards its
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