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  • William Shakespeare Influences

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    explored with his work. He tested the waters, even though he knew that he could be risking his life. If his plays offended royalty, it was a matter of being shunned from the community, or the worst case scenario; death. In his play The Tragedy of Macbeth, Shakespeare utilized worldwide influences and wove them into his piece to produce his own spinoff of the story. It is evident that in the piece pride, betrayal, and fate are the prime thematic topics, but Shakespeare blurs the line between the illusion

  • Self-Discovery In Lord Of The Flies

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    conquer the world. This can be defined as self-discovery, which is the true understanding of one’s own self. Self-discovery is a prominent theme in a number of literary works such as, The Lord of the Flies by William Golding, as well as the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare. In the Lord of the Flies, William Golding presents how the characters Simon and Ralph develop a course

  • Shakespeare Gender Roles

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    Shakespeare’s works have much more meaning behind them than they appear, one often not looked at is gender. Shakespeare includes his opinion on gender roles in many of his works, one including Macbeth. Many things within Macbeth can lead the reader to identify Shakespeare’s opinion on feminists. The play, Macbeth, serves as an example of the way men, like Shakespeare, criticized the 16th century feminist. At first glance of the Elizabethan Era, it may seem like it was a better time for women of the

  • Rivkah Klugar And Gilgamesh Comparison

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    The portrayal of an individual moulded to befit the characterization of a hero of any sort, varies from story to story and personality to personality. Some narratives present the hero to exercise prowess and accept gravitas as a character trait. They partake in an extraordinary event that entertains the imagination of the reader. On the other hand, the concept of a hero setting off on a journey to attain something for self-benefit, undergoing complications and ultimately coming to realisation of

  • Iago's Use Of Manipulation In Othello

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    The role of manipulation in Shakespeare’s Othello and Macbeth. “Manipulation is to “control or influence (a person or situation) cleverly or unscrupulously. “ (Oxford dictionary) In Othello, Iago uses manipulation slowly climbing up the stairs of hierarchy to get to his general, who he hates. The flaw of Othello and Macbeth is that they are either easily manipulated or influenced which ultimately leads to their downfall. From beginning to end Iago moves the characters of Othello as if they were

  • Appearance Vs Reality Research Paper

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    As a final word for Appearance versus Reality, all 3 topics including my own experiences, modern day society, and Macbeth all connect. In my personal experiences with appearance vs. reality, some couples are constantly arguing over their own personal issues, creating huge fights; however, when it comes time to be in a public situation they act like everything is perfectly fine in order for their images to stay positive, as a whole. In modern day society, an issue has arose as Donald Trump is running

  • Evil In Grendel, Beowulf, And Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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    evil begins to consume one once they feel as if they have fulfilled a certain desire or satisfaction, evil however; is a matter of perspective, it is based of satisfaction, morals, and surroundings. This can be analyzed through Grendel, Beowulf, and Macbeth through theories such as Fred Alfords, Thomas Hobbes, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Many different philosophers have analyzed the idea of evil yet cannot seem to find a simple way to clarify

  • Macbeth's Madness: The Enabler

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    The audience later sees a dramatic shift in Macbeth in Acts two and three, he listens to his wife and kills the king which then sets off the witch’s prophecy, his conscience comes into play after the deed is done “But why couldn't I say Amen? I had the strongest need to be blessed, yet Amen stuck in my throat." (Macbeth, 2.2. 30-33). This scene is where Macbeth also begins to hear the voices in his head "I thought I heard a voice cry, "Sleep no more! Macbeth has murdered sleep"-innocent sleep..." (2

  • Titus Andronicus Research Paper

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    deaths. It is the ultimate revenge tragedy with no decent humor, forgiveness, or redemption. This play, however, does lay a fundamental basis of the characters for the characters Shakespeare writes later on. Tamora could be seen as the early Lady Macbeth, or Aaron as Iago in Othello. Although the play is obviously not the best one, it does have a lot of useful, important information that help the students understand the background of Shakespeare. “Titus Andronicus” serves as a test track for Shakespeare

  • Power In William Golding's Lord Of The Flies

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    To begin with, power is an obvious theme in the novel “Lords Of the Flies”. Jack is the novel’s primary representative of the desire for power. Indeed, Power can reveal Jack’s natural personality. In the earlier parts of the novel, when Ralph wins the vote, he asks Jack to lead the choir. Jack obeys Ralph’s order. As he replies to Ralph friendly, “‘ Hunters’ Jack and Ralph smiled at each other with shy liking.”Jack retains the sense of moral propriety and behavior,although Jack clearly wants the