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A Streetcar Named Desire
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... her entire voyage as the journey of her soul (Quirino 63). Later in the same scene she describes her voyage: "They told me to take a streetcar named Desire, and then transfer to one called Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at Elysian Fields" (Quirino 63). Taken literally this does not seam to add much to the story. However, if one investigate Blanche's past one can truly understand what this quotation symbolizes. Blanche left her home to join her sister, because her life was a miserable wreck in her former place of residence. She admits, at one point in the story, that "after the death of Allan (her h usband) intimacies with strangers was all I seemed able ...

Hamlet: Idiot Savant
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... the person who killed him that he could rest in peace. Hamlet then had a traveling acting group come and perform a play that would try to single out the killer. The play that was performed was one that Hamlet picked because it seemed to fit to his situation. During the play Hamlet's uncle choked on a piece of meat while laughing. Thinking that because his uncle stood up Hamlet got it in his mind that his uncle was the guilty one. On the way up to his room his uncle swallowed the food and was fine. Hamlet's accusations against his uncle made him fear for his life. Knowing that if he were to wait any longer he had Hamlet sent to England to be put to death for the ...

‘To Be Or Not To Be’
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... immediately after Polonius and Claudius have devised a confrontation between Ophelia and Hamlet in order to discover the reason for his madness. In a dithered state, Hamlet enters the room where Ophelia resides. Before confronting her he takes a moment to ponder upon the situation that he is battling. Shakespeare divides the soliloquy into three sections. The first section begins with the question ‘ to be or not to be…’ and ends with the second repetition of ‘To die-to sleep.’ In this section Hamlet concentrate’s on the two courses of action he can take; to live or to die. The theme within this part is centered on the ‘question.’ The second part begins with ‘To ...

Bob Roberts: Race And Color
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... this is the way the regular white people think. They are always stereotypical of the two races. Black, brown, red, purple yellow or whatever color the person is, they will always be discriminated against. Not just because they are not the same color as white people but also because they are different. People complain about all the violence on the television and the sexual activity on television, but they are missing the point that kids need to learn about all races for them not to grow up and be discriminatory towards people who are different. Poniewozik also says that, minorities are best represented on workplace dramas (ER, NYPD Blue), but sitcoms, whi ...

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... from the person’s teacher. Many girls begin at the age of three or four whereas boys generally start lessons at the age of nine or ten. Ballet is a very strict form of , and provides the child with a great amount of discipline and dedication. Dedication to ballet, or in general, is required to become a professional r. The r must practice every day with the attitude of professionalism in mind. During the awkward teenage years, only the people who are meant to be rs will pull through. The middle years are difficult to maintain the dedication with the other temptations available to the youth. Depending on the girls dancing ability, a girl may receive a minor role in ...

The Crucible: The Deterioration Of Salem During The Witch Trials
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... that was not able to accept a lot of change. The church was against the devil, at the same time it was against such things as dancing and other premature acts. The reputation of the family was very important to the members of the community. When the girls were caught dancing in the woods, they lied to protect not just themselves but the reputation of their families. They claimed that the devil took them over and influenced them to dance. The girls also said that they saw members of the town standing with the devil. A community living in a puritan society like Salem could easily go into a chaotic state and have a difficult time dealing with what they consider to ...

Has Hamlet Gone Mad?
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... with suck dexterity to incestuous sheets!" He then heard from his good friend Horatio that they had seen a ghost during the night watch. Hamlet was shocked at the description of the ghost and he said to him-self "My father's spirit-in arms? All is not well. I doubt some foul play. Would the night were come!" Hamlet's per-sonality underwent severe stresses due to the situations en-countered and consequently, he had to find a way to solve the apparent problems. In Act 1, Scene 5, Hamlet while talking to his father's ghost was urged to avenge the foul murder, but to leave his mother out of it as her guilt would be punishment enough. GHOST: "Revenge his foul and ...

Movie: Life, Like The Great Gatsby
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... is probably the main character of this novel, as he comes down from New Jersey to new York to visit his cousin Daisy, who is married to Tom Buchannan. These are some of the incidents that are included in the novel as you will read further I will relate some issues of the novel, as well as other critics have included their views on The Great Gatsby. F. Scott, Fitsgerald was an American short story writer and novelist famous for his depictions of the Jazz Age(the 1920's), his most brilliant novel work being The Great Gatsby(1925). He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on sept. 24, 1896 and died in Hollywood, California on December 21, 1940. His private life, wi ...

Hamlet: Method In The Madness
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... as clear as it is in King Lear. Using the more explicit relationship in King Lear, one finds a better understanding of the relationship in Hamlet. While Shakespeare does not directly pit Ophelia's insanity (or breakdown) against Hamlet's madness, there is instead a clear definitiveness in Ophelia's condition and a clear uncertainty in Hamlet's madness. Obviously, Hamlet's character offers more evidence, while Ophelia's breakdown is quick, but more conclusive in its precision. Shakespeare offers clear evidence pointing to Hamlet's sanity beginning with the first scene of the play. Hamlet begins with guards whose main importance in the play is to give credibility ...

A Street Car Named Desire: Theme Of Reality Vs. Illusion
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... with her. On the other hand Blanche deals with her realities by creating illusions. She created the illusions of her life in Laurel as being a successful, will respected woman, when she was really a tramp. Her illusions are so intense that its to the point that it affects real life. An example is her decorations to Stella's apartment which creates a dim surrounding to help hide her true appearance. Unlike Stella, Blanche is afraid of her reality. She is afraid of getting old which is which she puts covers on the lamps to dim the lights. She's afraid of being alone, which was why she tried so hard to keep Mitch from finding out about her past. In conclu ...

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