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Literary Analisis For A Tale of Two Cities A Tale of Two Cities This paper is a literary analysis over the book A Tale of Two Cities, written by Charles Dickens. It contains information about the author, plot, and characters in the story. Devices and styles used to complete the book are also in this paper. On February 7, 1812 in Portsea, Charles Dickens began his life. His father, John Dickens, spent little time with Charles. The family lived in poverty and John was in prison much of the time. W
Loyalty in Twelfth Night A common theme in many of Shakespeare\'s plays is the idea of loyalty. Good or evil, right or wrong, the central character in the play always has at least one person whom no matter what the circumstances never leaves their side or never denies the person what they want even if it is contrary to what they want or believe. The play Twelfth Night portrays a very good example of loyalty and sacrifice. Viola, or Cesario as she is known through most of the play, has found hers
Macbeth literary Analysis In the Bible, in the book of Matthew, chapter seven, verse fifteen Jesus says “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” Jesus was obviously trying to explicate that a person should avoid people who appear to be average and normal, but hide vicious acts of violence in their hearts. In the tragic tale of Macbeth written by William Shakespeare, there is a betrayal to the throne to gain higherarchy, a numbe
Macbeth literary Analysis1 In the Bible, in the book of Matthew, chapter seven, verse fifteen Jesus says “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” Jesus was obviously trying to explicate that a person should avoid people who appear to be average and normal, but hide vicious acts of violence in their hearts. In the tragic tale of Macbeth written by William Shakespeare, there is a betrayal to the throne to gain higherarchy, a numb
MAcbeth plots ATMOSPHERE In the play Macbeth, the setting, along with the atmosphere, creates an important image in the audience\'s mind. Although this "image" is purely inside one\'s head, it provides the audience and/or reader with two things: a) background -- what has happened recently before the scene started; this includes the weather, and b) the instict to think in a "biased" way. For example, in Act One, Scene One, three witches appear and the atmosphere is one of a stormy, gloomy night.
Macbeth Polanski or Freeston Macbeth is one of the greatest of Shakespeares tragedies. It is a timeless classic that has been interpreted by many a director/producer. Today in the age of film and cinema it is the interpretations of the two great producers Polanski and Freeston, whose very contrasting styles have brought about two very different ways to view and experience the story of Macbeth. When focusing on the murder scene (Act II Scene II) we can see how great this difference is. Polanski p
macbeth v hamlet In the tragedies of Hamlet and Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, the main character exhibits a tragic flaw. However, the problem that afflicts each is directly opposite the fault of the other. Macbeth’s weakness is his ambition, driving him forward in murder and betrayal, whereas Hamlet has no such driving force to even avenge the wrongful murder of his own father and suffers from an inability to act. Macbeth decides to follow his first instinct after meeting with the witches and
macbeth2 Macbeth’s Tragic Flaw Macbeth\'s vaulting ambition, though it is what brings him to his height of power, it is also what leads him to his downfall. Vaulting Ambition is Macbeth\'s only flaw; it disables him to achieve his utmost goals and forces him to face his fate. Without this ambition, though, Macbeth never would have been able to achieve his power as King of Scotland or have been able to carry out his evil deeds. In these instances, ambition helped Macbeth do what he wanted to do.
macbeth2 Macbeth’s Tragic Flaw Macbeth\'s vaulting ambition, though it is what brings him to his height of power, it is also what leads him to his downfall. Vaulting Ambition is Macbeth\'s only flaw; it disables him to achieve his utmost goals and forces him to face his fate. Without this ambition, though, Macbeth never would have been able to achieve his power as King of Scotland or have been able to carry out his evil deeds. In these instances, ambition helped Macbeth do what he wanted to do.
Macbeth3 In Macbeth, by William Shakespeare Macbeth and Lady Macbeth show, “Where guilt is rage and courage doth abound,” stated by Ben Johnson. If a person has guilt they often become raged and have more courage. I agree and disagree with this statement. Some characters from Macbeth can’t forgive themselves for what they did and feel guilt for their actions. Other characters forget their guilt and become raged and have more courage. Macbeth shows us that where quilt is rage and courage often fo
Macbeth3 In Macbeth, by William Shakespeare Macbeth and Lady Macbeth show, “Where guilt is rage and courage doth abound,” stated by Ben Johnson. If a person has guilt they often become raged and have more courage. I agree and disagree with this statement. Some characters from Macbeth can’t forgive themselves for what they did and feel guilt for their actions. Other characters forget their guilt and become raged and have more courage. Macbeth shows us that where quilt is rage and courage often fo
Macbeth6 In William Shakespeares tragedy, Macbeth, the title character experiences a distinctive and expected downfall. This downfall, though others may disagree, may be attributed solely to the doings of himself. The cause of Macbeths downfall rests heavily on three main issues; these of course being his ambition, his reliance on his wife, Lady Macbeth, and his impatience. All of these facets culminate to speed Macbeth on to his demise as a ruler, a character, and a tragic hero. Of these issu
Macbeth6 In William Shakespeares tragedy, Macbeth, the title character experiences a distinctive and expected downfall. This downfall, though others may disagree, may be attributed solely to the doings of himself. The cause of Macbeths downfall rests heavily on three main issues; these of course being his ambition, his reliance on his wife, Lady Macbeth, and his impatience. All of these facets culminate to speed Macbeth on to his demise as a ruler, a character, and a tragic hero. Of these issu
Madness in King Lear Act 4 Madness in King Lear: Act 4 In Shakespeare\'s play King Lear, Shakespeare introduces many themes. The most important theme shown in King Lear is the theme of madness. During the course of this play madness is shown in the tragic hero, King Lear. King Lear develops madness right in the beginning of the play but he actually shows it in Act 4. In this act, King Lear is not only at the peak of madness but it is also shown him coming out of his madness as well. This act is
Man Many characters undergo a change in William Shakespeare’s play, As You Like It. Duke Senior goes from being a member of a court to being a member of a forest. Orlando changes from a bitter younger brother to a love-sick young man. But the most obvious transformation undergone, is done by Rosalind. Her change from woman to man, not only alters her mood, candor, and gender, but allows her to be the master of ceremonies. Celia and Rosalind are fairly happy in the court of Celia’s father, Duke F
marc antony Marc Antony In the play of Julius Caesar written by Willam Shakespeare there are various types of characters having different behaviours and specialities. One of the most significant characters in the play is Antony. By changing the path of the events he proved his strength, cleverness, and his other unknown abilities. If I was living in The Rome Empire and had chance to vote for presidency I would vote for Marc Antony. I would vote for him because of several reasons, which I’m going
Marcus Brutus Marcus Brutus By: Anonymous Marcus Brutus William Shakespeare\'s play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, is mainly based on the assassination of Julius Caesar. The character who was in charge of the assassination was, ironically, Marcus Brutus, a servant and close friend to Julius Caesar. (http://classics.mit.edu/Plutarch/m_brutus.sum.html) But what would cause a person to kill a close friend? After examining Brutus\' relationship to Caesar, his involvement in the conspiracy, and his i
Mary Wolstonecraft Shelley Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, was the daughter of the radical feminist, Mary Wollstonecraft, and the political philosopher, William Godwin, and the wife of the Romantic poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley. Through these familial affiliations, she was also acquainted with Lord Byron, Samuel T. Coleridge, and other literary figures such as Charles and Mary Lamb. Surrounded by such influential literary and political figures of the Romantic Age, it is not surprising that as an adole
Master of Realism and Man of Truth Master of Realism and Man of Truth Who can forget Greta Garbo\'s performance of a lifetime as a woman torn between two lovers and a son in MGM\'s 1935 Anna Karenina? This breathtaking movie is based upon a novel by Leo Tolstoy. Shakespeare and Homer are two of the greatest writers of all times. One Russian author ranks right up there with those two legends: Leo Tolstoy. After completing nine major novels, three major essays, five major novellas, and three major
mcbeth God and the devil have a strong presence in “Macbeth”. The characters look to heaven and hell as places they have to try and strive towards or steer away from. God and the devil seem to be the driving and obvious force behind the happenings of the tragedy. They mold the characters into what they are. Even when things do not end up in their favor. The witches have an impact on the whole theme of the play. They are the ones who start to label Macbeth with titles, which he does not yet posse
Me2 Throughout the my junior year of College English III, I got to learn a lot of myself. I realized what my strengths and weaknesses were. My strengths being able to comprehend more of the English language a lot better, reading faster, speaking more fluently, and writing in more in depth. My main weakness that I have noticed throughout the year would have to be my knack for procrastination. Looking back on the 3 quarters that have gone by and the fourth almost over, I am quite content with the
Me2 Throughout the my junior year of College English III, I got to learn a lot of myself. I realized what my strengths and weaknesses were. My strengths being able to comprehend more of the English language a lot better, reading faster, speaking more fluently, and writing in more in depth. My main weakness that I have noticed throughout the year would have to be my knack for procrastination. Looking back on the 3 quarters that have gone by and the fourth almost over, I am quite content with the
meaning in literature Literature, like any art form, engages the reader in a complex set of emotional, symbolic, moral, intellectual and social considerations. Literature uses the normal means of communication -- language, images, symbols, codes, stories -- but uses them with more complexity and subtlety than is normal in everyday communication. As well, it avails itself of a certain sensibility we have to such things as form, sensual experience, rhythm, repetition, contrast, which sensibility w
Midsummersnightdream In Shakespeare\'s "A Midsummer Night\'s Dream" the mortal teenage characters fall in love foolishly, and the character Bottom states, "O what fools these mortals be". They are foolish because they act like children. Although Lysander, Hermia, Demetrius, and Helena appear grown-up, when they are in love they act foolishly. The four teenage lovers are fools. Demetrius is a fool because he is unaware that his love changes through out the play. At the start of the play Demetrius
much ado about nothing Much Ado About Nothing By, William Shakespeare Characters: Claudio - Claudio is a young man that comes home from a war and is looking for a bride. He has a rather short temper and is and is very quick to judge. He finds himself a wife in Hero. Hero - Is a girl in her twenties that is also looking for love. She finds herself a husband in Claudio. She a very pretty, nice, and soft-spoken girl. Beatrice - Is and older girl who isn’t looking for love but ends up finding it in
much ado about nothing Much Ado About Nothing By, William Shakespeare Characters: Claudio - Claudio is a young man that comes home from a war and is looking for a bride. He has a rather short temper and is and is very quick to judge. He finds himself a wife in Hero. Hero - Is a girl in her twenties that is also looking for love. She finds herself a husband in Claudio. She a very pretty, nice, and soft-spoken girl. Beatrice - Is and older girl who isn’t looking for love but ends up finding it in
Oedipus and King Lear Characters That Reveal the "Whole of Reality" In Sophocles\' Oedipus the King, Kalidasa\'s Sakuntala and the Ring of Recollection, and Shakespeare\'s King Lear, there are characters that help the hypothetical figure see the "whole of reality". In Oedipus the King the characters Jocasta and Tiresias allow Oedipus realize his tragic flaw. The same can be said of Kent in King Lear. Also, in Sakuntala and the Ring of Recollection the ring that was given to Sakuntala is the cata
ON JULIUS CEASOR DISTINCTION OF SHAKESPEAR’S JULIUS CAESAR AND REAL LIFE Prior to examination of the main differences between the events of one of Shakespeare’s tragedies, Julius Caesar, and those of a realistic life, it must not be forgotten that Shakespeare wrote his plays for their performance rather than the actual publication. Hence, the play-writing itself, was just means for making money. It is most probable that the majority of the of the parts of the content (which are about to be criti
On The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock On The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock In The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, T. S. Eliot reveals the thoughts and feelings of the poem’s subject, Prufrock, in a way that Prufrock could not have articulated himself, since it is the poem’s objective to illustrate Prufrock’s insecurity. By not commenting directly and allowing the reader to draw conclusions from clues given in dramatic monologue, Eliot adds meaning and rewards the reader. His use of an epigrap
Othello vs Hamlet Shakespeare’s protagonists Othello and Hamlet are for the most part, completely unalike in the ways that they handle the many emotions thrown at them in their respective plays. Othello is the victim of a twisted villain; Hamlet bears a distinct solitude and has a tendency to procrastinate. Othello is a story centered on the manipulations of an insecure newlywed, while Hamlet is centered on an idealistic avenger of justice. Hamlet is smarter, and with maybe the exception of his
othello1 William Shakespeare’s Othello tells the tale of one man on the top of his game shot down by his own jealousy. It takes place in 16th century Italy, right around the time of the failed Turkish invasion. Othello starts out as a superb military officer in the Italian military, but through the love of a woman, he is brought to an untimely demise. The story is actually a play and it is not known if Shakespeare ever knew these plays were to be read. The story is told by the characters in the
othello1 William Shakespeare’s Othello tells the tale of one man on the top of his game shot down by his own jealousy. It takes place in 16th century Italy, right around the time of the failed Turkish invasion. Othello starts out as a superb military officer in the Italian military, but through the love of a woman, he is brought to an untimely demise. The story is actually a play and it is not known if Shakespeare ever knew these plays were to be read. The story is told by the characters in the
othello2 Othello as a Tragic Hero William Shakespeare\'s famous tragedy "Othello, the Moor of Venice" (c.1604, as reprinted in Laurence Perrine and Thomas R. Arp, Literature: Structure Sound and Sense, 6th ed. [Fort Worth: Harcourt, 1993]1060-1148) is arguably one of the finest, if not the finest, tragedies in the literary history of Western civilization. This paper discusses Othello as a "tragic hero" and compares him to the great Aristotle\'s concept of what a "tragic hero" actually is. First,
othello2 Othello as a Tragic Hero William Shakespeare\'s famous tragedy "Othello, the Moor of Venice" (c.1604, as reprinted in Laurence Perrine and Thomas R. Arp, Literature: Structure Sound and Sense, 6th ed. [Fort Worth: Harcourt, 1993]1060-1148) is arguably one of the finest, if not the finest, tragedies in the literary history of Western civilization. This paper discusses Othello as a "tragic hero" and compares him to the great Aristotle\'s concept of what a "tragic hero" actually is. First,
Patton George S. Patton, Jr.” His parents were George Patton and Ruth Wilson; he comes from a long line of military background. His father was the son of a civil war vet and his father was in many American wars before him. George Jr. had a lot of military blood running through him and it was just waiting to get out of him and be put in effect. He grew up on a farm in Pasedena. While on the farm he learned how to fish and hunt and how to become a survivalist. On the farm his father read to him wh
Physcohistory Psychohistory ------------------   A solution for a society facing critical times. ---------------------------------------------------     Quite a few net diehards have been suffering from insomnia - trying to figure out, whether psychohistory can be applied, as a science, on bushmen in Africa ?   The answer will follow ...     Introduction. ----------------     Another crisis. At times it seems as problems, problems always face the poor defenceless humans. How nice it would be, ju
Portia the control freak Portia the Control Freak (The-Merchant-of-Venice) I would love to write a critical essay about the role of Portia in Shakespeare\'s "Merchant of Venice," hailing her as one of Shakespeare\'s greatest contributions to the society of the sane; however, I find this impossible after re-reading the text. At first, I hung on her every word and was amazed at her wit, but later I found her to be just another Shakespearean psycho. Basically, I understood Portia to be nothing less
Prejudice Prejudice When a person hears the word prejudice, he or she might think it only refers to the racial prejudice often found between those with light skin and those with dark skin. However, prejudice runs much deeper than a person\'s color. Prejudice is found between gender, religion, cultural and geographical background, and race. People have discriminated against others based upon these attributes from the beginning of time. Prejudice has become a complex problem in our society today a
Prince Hal In The First Part of King Henry the Fourth, Shakespeare presents Prince Hal; a young man faced with his coming of age as king. Prince Hal is torn between a world filled with youthful irresponsibility and a world that consists of adult political seriousness. Shakespeare uses several dramatic foils to highlight Prince Hal’s inner conflict. One foil Shakespeare uses is the contrast between the childish Sir John Falstaff and the old-fashioned war-like Harry (Hotspur) Percy. Shakespeare al
Proteus Act II, Scene VI is a soliloquy delivered by Proteus, wherein he is pondering whether or not to pursue Silvia, the love of his dear friend, Valentine. We see a dramatic change in Proteus by the end of this scene. Up until this point in the play, Proteus is portrayed as a steadfast friend of Valentine’s. Valentine holds him in high regard and professes this to the Duke prior to Proteus’s arrival in Milan. Proteus is also seen as a loyal lover to Julia, to whom he exchanges oaths of love a
quantum physiscs Title : A Midsummer Night\'s Dream Click Here to View other essays in this category Would you like to complain about this paper? Printer friendly version of this page Send this paper to your email box Description : William Shakespeare Body of Essay : A Midsummer Night\'s Dream In Shakespeare\'s "A Midsummer Night\'s Dream" the mortal teenage characters fall in love foolishly, and the character Bottom states, "O what fools these mortals be". They are foolish because they act like
queen Queen Elizabeth I Queen Elizabeth & Her Explorers (1558-1603) Princess Elizabeth, a slender, athletic, extremely intelligent young woman, recieved an ideal Rennaissance education in Latin, Greek and modern languages, in history and Scripture. As Henry VIIIs second eldest child, shunted back to third in line for the throne by the complex politics of the period, she also had a very practical education in political intrigue - and the fine art of political survival. She came in 1558 to the ro
queen mab Queens and Dreams, Real and Ideal "A dream is a wish your heart makes," according to Cinderella. Are dreams and fairytales an idealistic notion, or are they actually conceivable? In the play, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo\'s best companion, Mercutio makes a speech reflecting upon the essence of dreams and fantasy. Basically, it provides a brief comic relief through its mocking tone towards Romeo\'s latest infatuation. Romeo is obsessed with Rosaline who barely knows of his existence. Mercuti
Radical Sandburg Radical Sandburg Carl August Sandburg was born in Galesburg, Illinois on January 6, 1878. His parents, August and Clara Johnson, were immigrants from Sweden. After he encountered many August Johnsons in his job with the railroad, Carl’s father decided to rename the family. The Sandburgs were poor and as a result, Carl had to quit school at the age of thirteen to drive a milk truck and deliver milk to help support the family. At seventeen, Carl Sandburg went to Kansas as a hobo.
Rape of teh Lock As the name indicates, the Mock-Epic is a literary form that burlesques the ‘classical epics’ by using characteristics of the epic -- the invocation of a deity, a formal statement of theme, the division of the work into books and cantos, grandiose speeches, battles and supernatural machinery- to reveal the ridiculousness of a certain subject. The main effect of employing techniques of an epic is, however, not so much to have fun with the epic, but to deflate a subject or charact
Renaissance The Renaissance During the era known as the “Renaissance” Europe emerged from its economic troubles of the Middle Ages and experienced a time of financial growth. Also the Renaissance was an age in which artistic, social, scientific and political thought turned in new directions however. The most important changes during the Renaissance were the changes that took place in the way how people viewed themselves and their world. The Renaissance was a rebirth that occurred throughout most
Renaissance1 The Renaissance During the era known as the “Renaissance” Europe emerged from its economic troubles of the Middle Ages and experienced a time of financial growth. Also the Renaissance was an age in which artistic, social, scientific and political thought turned in new directions however. The most important changes during the Renaissance were the changes that took place in the way how people viewed themselves and their world. The Renaissance was a rebirth that occurred throughout mos
Richard II The Vigorous Falcon BOLINGBROKE . O, let no noble eye profane a tear For me, if I be gored with Mowbray\'s spear! As confident as a falcon\'s flight Against a bird, do I with Mowbray fight… (To John of Gaunt) O thou, the earthly author of my blood, Whose youthful spirit in me regenerate Doth with a two-fold vigour lift me up To reach at victory above my head, Add proof unto mine armour with thy prayers, And with thy blessing steel my lance\'s point That it may enter Mowbray\'s waxen c
richard III Was Richard III a monster or a victim of history? Richard the III was a horrible tyrant who would stop at nothing to commit the most unthinkable acts to get what he wanted. He was a man that would kill his own family and children to obtain his one goal, which was to become the king. I know what I should be easy on the guy he couldn\'t have been that bad of a guy. Well, you have to forgive me I was really unable to form an opinion of Richard. I saw Shakespeare\'s adaptation of his lif
richard III Was Richard III a monster or a victim of history? Richard the III was a horrible tyrant who would stop at nothing to commit the most unthinkable acts to get what he wanted. He was a man that would kill his own family and children to obtain his one goal, which was to become the king. I know what I should be easy on the guy he couldn\'t have been that bad of a guy. Well, you have to forgive me I was really unable to form an opinion of Richard. I saw Shakespeare\'s adaptation of his lif