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MacBeth
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... "a disloyal traitor". The thane of Cawdor was greedy, and wanted the throne of England for himself, and as a result was murdered. But his murder wasn't really disheartening, because the Thane of Cawdor, deserved his fate. He was leading a battle, in which many lost their lives, for the sake of greed, and deserved to die because of his flaw. Duncan was the King of England, and was murdered by MacBeth. He was murdered, because in order for MacBeth to fulfill his plan and become king, Duncan would have to die. Duncan's fatal flaw was that he was too trusting. For example, he thought that none of his friends could really be enemies. If Duncan was more careful about h ...



Braveheart
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... wanted revenge on the king and so many of the men from Scotland went to battle. One in which was William's father. They gained nothing from the fight, and now William no longer had a father.William now went to live with his uncle Argile. There he lived for a long term of his life. He was educated and learned to speak Latin with his uncle who he also took him on a pilgrimage to Rome. He returned home to Scotland while in his late twenties to raise crops and a family. He soon was married to a girl he knew as a kid in secret so that none of the guards could enforce the law of Primal Nuctar, which is to bless the marriage by sleeping with the bride. He tried to dodge t ...



Animal Farm: Comparison Between Book And Movie
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... that could be traitors. In the movie since there was no Mollie, you did not even have a feeling of suspense for what was going to happen later on. In the book, there was many surprises that shocked me. One of those surprises was that Napoleon wanted Snowball ousted. Though Napoleon did not like Snowball, the wasn't really any evidence that he would try to kill Snowball. In the movie, Napoleon, had a bad image already. He had a mean look and shoved his way in front when Old Major gave his speech. There was also gloomy music when they had scenes of him. When the book showed of Napoleon as a bad guy, I was surprised but I expected it in the movie because the m ...



King Lear: Comedy Or Tragedy?
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... and eventually his death that is instantaneous caused by the suffering and calamity. There is the feeling of fear in the play as well, that makes men see how blind they are not knowing when fortune or something else would be on them. The hero must be of a high status on the chain and the hero also possesses a tragic flaw that initiates the tragedy. The fall of the hero is not felt by him alone but creates a chain reaction which affects everything below him. There must also be the element of chance or accident that influences some point in the play. King Lear meets all of these requirements that has been laid out by Bradley which is the most logical for a def ...



Macbeth: Macbeth A Moral Coward
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... When Duncan arrives at Inverness, Macbeth controlled his ambition for the time being and thought very firmly on the plotting of Duncan’s murder. A quote by Lady Macbeth stated "My hands are of your color; but I shame to wear a heart so white". When Lady Macbeth called him a coward, before you knew it, the murder was taking place. After the successful murder of Duncan, Macbeth entered a life of evil. Ambition was also clearly stated when he thought of killing his friend Banquo to protect the kingship. The witches’ predictions sent Macbeth into his own world where he could not be stopped on his way to becoming king. Macbeth shows his courageousness by overcomi ...



Difference Between Plutarch's And Shakespeare's Caesar
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... over confidence. On the other hand Plutarch gives him a more sensitive reaction to the dream in saying, "Caesar himself, it seems was affected and by no means easy in his mind." Moreover, Plutarch's writings show the long string of coincidences almost as Fate were deeming it necessary for him to die, and that he had no control over it. "...the scene of the final struggle and of the assassination made it perfectly clear that some heavenly power was involved...directing that it" (the assassination) "should take place just here. For here stood a statue of Pompey..." This stating that Caesar's murder was the deceased Pompey's revenge for he was killed by Caesar. Wherea ...



Oedpius: Justice...
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... the city. He is immediately proclaimed King. He does not know he has killed the former King nor do the people. He marries the queen which just happens to be his biological mother and has children by her. " ...child of impurity, begetter in the same seed that created my wretched self." Oedipus does not try to defend his actions. In fact he blames himself as quoted from the story "Light of the sun, let me look upon you no more after today! I who first saw you the light bred of a match accursed, and accursed ." The consequences of his actions are harsh. He stabs his own eyes out and his wife/mother took her own life. Justice is defined as "the abstr ...



The Witches Are Responsible For What Happens To Macbeth
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... Act 4, Scene 1, Macbeth meets again with the witches, who tell him through apparitions, "Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! Beware Macduff. Beware the thane of Fife." In the following scene, we see murderers sent by Macbeth enter Macduff's castle and slaughter both Lady Macduff and her son. The witches are also responsible for this murder, because once again, the witches put ideas in his head. Although the witches can be held responsible for the murder of King Duncan, Lady Macduff and her son, they cannot be held responsible for the murder of Banquo. The witches only speak of Banquo when Macbeth meets with them for the second time and Act 4, Scene 1, after Banquo has al ...



An Analysis Of A Doll's House
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... is when she finally sees that her life and marriage really are just a good faç ade. When Nora learns this, she tells her husband, "You've never loved me, you've only found it pleasant to be in love with me." I a lso think that Nora perfectly describes what her marriage actually is toward the end of the play, when she tells Torvald, "…our home has been nothing but a play- room. I've been your doll-wife here, just as at home I was Papa's doll- child. And the children have been my dolls in their turn. I liked it when you came and played with me, just as they liked it when I came and played with them. That's what our marriage has been Torvald." I think that it i ...



Television - In Living Color
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... who were around when television was not. Today's generation was raised entirely on television! Since the 1940's, television has been an important part of American life. Television is able to sell products like no other medium can. This incredible power of television comes from three specific areas: an inordinate amount of time spent in front of the television, it's ability to target a specific audience, and it's ability to attack the viewer on both the auditory and visual field. The time spent in front of a television continues to grow with each generation. The number of hours a child spends in front of a television is rapidly overtaking even the number of h ...




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