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THe Tempest -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- PHuCK SCHooL (C) 1999 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- "All men are created equal" is one of the declarations that American culture is built on. This declaration means that all men no matter of race, religion, or creed are equals in the eyes of society, as well as the law. This was not always true in history, especially not in Shakespeare’s day and age. During this time, society had levels of classification where men were con
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Shakespeare, William The Tragedy of Julius Caesar The Playwright and His Times: The play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, was written by William Shakespeare. He was baptized on April 26, 1564 in Stratford-on- Avon, which was a small town some hundred miles from London. It is believed that he was born a few days before he was baptized so his birthday is celebrated on April 23. Ironically he died on that date in 1616. During Shakespeare\'s time he married a woman named A
Theater Revenge Conventions in Hamlet as compared to Elizabethan Conventions Hamlet is a play written by William Shakespeare that very closely follows the dramatic conventions of revenge in Elizabethan theater. All revenge tragedies originally stemmed from the Greeks, who wrote and performed the first plays. After the Greeks came Seneca who was very influential to all Elizabethan tragedy writers. Seneca, who was Roman, basically set all of the ideas and the norms for all revenge play writers in
Theater and Govt Government is an interesting concept developed by humans in order to come together and form a better way of life. Government often times has stepped in to judge what this better way of life should be. In current times, there has been the near censorship of art and in the past theatrical world, the morals of a community are mandated by government. Ever since people came out of the state of nature and started forming governments, the role of that government has been always been de
Tom Hanks Thomas J. Hanks was born July 9th, 1956, in Concord, California. Tom and his elder siblings were raised by their father Amos Hanks, following the divorce of their parents. Because Amos Hanks was a chef, it forced his family to move every six months in pursuit of jobs. This unstable upbringing meant many schools for young Tom, who had to readjust to his new surroundings practically every semester. Initially a shy schoolboy, he dealt with these readjustments by becoming the class clown a
Tony Kushner TONY KUSHNER Tony Kushner was born in New York City, Manhattan, New York in 1956. He was raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Both of his parents were musicians, and they encouraged him to follow his dreams seeing that he took interest in theatre at a young age. He’s Jewish and practices the gay lifestyle. He was educated at both Columbia University and New York University. He received degrees in medieval studies and in theatre. He’s currently living in New York City. Kushner started
Tragic heroes Since the beginning of time, people discussed and analyzed the concept of the tragic hero in epic poetry and other stories. An epic poem consists of a hero of high caliber whose actions affect a nation or a group of people. The deeds of this hero must be exceedingly brave and have supernatural elements. Many of these stories first began as an oral tradition then eventually became written pieces of literature. “Oral literature comprises a vast range of verbal products, including mod
Twelfth Night A great tempest arose that drove a certain ship, bound to Naples from Tunis, off its course and onto an uncharted island. The storm had been magically called up by Prospero, one of the two human inhabitants of the island, in order to bring the vessel to shore. Prospero had once been the mighty Duke of Milan, and had reigned justly. But he had grown so absorbed in his intellectual pursuits - most o them relating to the supernatural - that he turned over the tedious reins of governme
Twelveth Night A fool can be defined in many meanings according to the Oxford English Dictionary On Historical Principles. The word could mean "a silly person", or "one who professionally counterfeits folly for the entertainment of others, a jester, clown" or "one who has little or no reason or intellect" or "one who is made to appear to be a fool" (word originated from North Frisian). In english literature, the two main ways which the fool could enter imaginative literature is that "He could pr
Un Drama Nuevo Un Drama Nuevo Argumento: Esta obra tiene un argumento muy interesante y un poco confuso. Empieze con Yorick hablando a Guillermo Shakespeare sobre un papel del teatro. Yorick es un actor de la compañía teatral de Shakespeare. Por lo general, hace los papeles de comediante, pero quiere hacer el papel del protagonista de una tragedia. Esta tragedia es un drama nuevo por un autor desconocido. Shakespeare cede, pero después de mucho convencer. El papel trágico es de un Conde que se e
vernacular in general Literary Terms Analysis with Examples 1) Allusion: An allusion describes a famous literary figure or historical event. In an allusion, the author of a literary work refers to a well-known episode from a book or occasion. Thus, the two things most often alluded to in literature (the two greatest known literary works) deal with Shakespeare\'s plays and the New Testament. Examples: In modern-day literature, George Orwell alludes to the "Evil Empire," in his book, Animal Farm.
virginia woolfs vision Virginia Woolf\'s Vision Almost sixty-five years have lapsed sinee Virginia Woolf spoke at Newnham and Girton colleges on the subject of women and fiction. Her remarkable words are preserved for future generations of women in A Room of One\'s Own. This essay is the "first manifesto of the modern feminist movement" (Samuelson), and has been called "a notable preamble to a kind of feminine Declaration of Independence" (Muller 34). Woolf writes that her modest goal for this g
What is Literature What is Literature? The Mirriam-Webster dictionary defines literature as: writings in prose or verse; especially writings having excellence of form or expression and expressing ideas of permanent or universal interest. This concept of thoughts and ideas on paper is a good start but does not thoroughly define literature. Literature takes many forms and has evolved over time along with humankind. Therefore to thoroughly define literature one must discuss the elements of literatu
Why Do You Think Shakespeare Included the Witches in Macbeth Shakespeare wrote three scenes which include the witches, but the play contains four, as a scene was added by Middleton. The witches introduce the audience to the play. They meet in foul weather, speaking of thunder, lightning, rain, fog and filthy air. In Shakespeare’s time, witches were considered evil and therefore, make the audience think that Macbeth is an evil man too. \'Fair is foul and foul is fair\' These words contradict each
William Shakespears Romeo and Juliet The Webster\'s Dictionary defines "fate" as "Predetermined and inevitable necessity; that power which is thought to determine one\'s future, success or failure, etc." In William Shakespeare\'s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, his pair of star-crossed lovers (Juliet and Romeo) are fated to meet, fall in love, and take their lives. But does their predestined demise have an equally as important purpose? And, if so, should the Prince\'s final edict be carried out
William Tyndale “How has William Tyndale’s translation influenced all the following English translations of the Bible?” In 1525, William Tyndale began to write his famous version of the scriptures. Printing had already been achieved, so Tyndale had the desire to give the people a Bible of their own, in their own language. By 1526, Tyndale’s version of the English Bible had been published and printed. There was great turmoil over the translation however, because the King of England, Henry VIII de
Withcraft Professor Tricomy Witches, Scapegoats and Disorder Section04 Are the Witches in Macbeth Psychological Projections? "No estate, no class, no group, however conceived, was completely exempt from the persuasiveness of belief in witchcraft witches could strike anywhere." . One of the most famous questions that still exists today is, do witches really exist or are they simply a creation of the human mind? Reginal Scott questions the intentions behind the witch craze. According to him witchc
women It is curious to note the role of women in Shakespearean literature. Many critics have lambasted the female characters in his plays as two-dimensional and unrealistic portrayals of subservient women. Others have asserted that the roles of women in his plays were prominent for the time and culture that he lived in. That such contrasting views could be held in regards to the same topic is academic. It is only with close examination of his works that we are able to suppose his intent in creat
women and shakespeare A Critical Analysis of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” William Shakespeare, born in 1594, is one of the greatest writers in literature. He dies in 1616 after completing many sonnets and plays. One of which is “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” They say that this play is the most purely romantic of Shakespeare’s comedies. The themes of the play are dreams and reality, love and magic. This extraordinary play is a play-with-in-a-play, which master writers only write successfully. Shakes
Women Madness and Oppression or Perspectives of Madness in Womens Literature Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death. --Fiorello La Guardia, Politics of Experience What a weak barrier truth is when it stands in the way of a hypothesis. --Mary Wollstoncraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Women Whom the Gods destroy they first make mad. --Euripides Much madness is divinest sense To a disce
women It is curious to note the role of women in Shakespearean literature. Many critics have lambasted the female characters in his plays as two-dimensional and unrealistic portrayals of subservient women. Others have asserted that the roles of women in his plays were prominent for the time and culture that he lived in. That such contrasting views could be held in regards to the same topic is academic. It is only with close examination of his works that we are able to suppose his intent in creat
xcz a trial version of this story-centered screenwriter\'s program, then register to keep the software. See screenshots and a features list. www.sophocles.net Rivendell\'s Drama Page Read the bio of this Greek playwright, learn about the historical context of his works, access English translations, or consult the bibliography. www.watson.org Great Books Index - Sophocles Sophocles - Great Books Index. book.mirror.org Page Not Found Page Not Found? You may be able to find what you were looking fo
Bibliography of Beethoven Berlioz and Chopin Beethoven Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany in 1770 to Johann van Beethoven and his wife, Maria Magdalena. He took his first music lessons from his father, who was tenor in the choir of the archbishop-elector of Cologne. His father was an unstable, yet ambitious man whose excessive drinking, rough temper and anxiety surprisingly did not diminish Beethoven’s love for music. He studied and performed with great success, despite becoming the breadwinner
Music Cultures Early music is based mainly on the music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras. Many people like to define Early Music as ending in 1750, with the death of J.S. Bach. This is a handy date, but it misses the various stylistic changes taking place around that time, i.e. the emergence of the gallant and pre-classical idioms in close proximity to the final flowering of the baroque proper. To add even more confusion, this is also not clear-cut. As with everything else, Baroque
reveiw On Friday November 3rd I had the pleasure of attending an evening of Opera titled Love Through the Ages with Maria Fortuna and Nancy Townsend at the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre. Having never been to an Opera performance I had no idea of what to expect and was looking forward to this new experience. Fortuna was accompanied by multi-faceted pianist Nancy Townsend. These two musicians showed tremendous expertise and were able to keep my attention through the extent of the program. Maria Fortuna
Tragedy in Hamlet The Tragedy of Hamlet Arguably the best piece of writing ever done by William Shakespeare, Hamlet the is the classic example of a tragedy. In all tragedies the hero suffers, and usually dies at the end. Othello stabs himself, Romeo and Juliet commit suicide, Brutis falls on his sword, and like them Hamlet dies by getting cut with a poison tipped sword. But that is not all that is needed to consider a play a tragedy, and sometimes a hero doesn\'t even need to die. Not every play
Julius Ceasar Julius Ceasar Julius Caesar was said to be the greatest man in the Roman world. Some historians, and among them those of international authority, have made greater claims for him. He was the greatest of the Roman would but of antiquity. Looking through the onlg list of rulers, kings and emperors and the rest, they have failed to find an wuqual of this man who refused the style of king but those name Ceasar has become the commanding majesty and power. Great as a general, great as a
SHAKESPEARE Julius_Caesar_Tragic_Hero_as_a By: blueye3 Julius Caesar as a Tragic Hero Julius Caesar is a play written by William Shakespeare during the year 1597. Julius Caesar’s story involves a conspiracy against Julius Caesar, a powerful senator. The play involves a highly respected senator, Brutus, who decides to join the conspiracy to kill Julius Caesar, in the effort to keep democracy intact. Brutus believes that if Julius Caesar is allowed to live, Caesar will take a kingship and turn the
SHAKESPEARE Julius_Caesar_Tragic_Hero_as_a By: blueye3 Julius Caesar as a Tragic Hero Julius Caesar is a play written by William Shakespeare during the year 1597. Julius Caesar’s story involves a conspiracy against Julius Caesar, a powerful senator. The play involves a highly respected senator, Brutus, who decides to join the conspiracy to kill Julius Caesar, in the effort to keep democracy intact. Brutus believes that if Julius Caesar is allowed to live, Caesar will take a kingship and turn the
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donald davidson In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, there is a murder, and it doesn’t say straight out who the murder is. There are no detectives on the case. No one within in the state is really questioning the murder of the King except for his son. It may not have all the customary qualities of detective story, but it does come across as a detective story in which Hamlet seeks to solve the mysterious death and to revenge for his father. In an ordinary, mundane, average crime the detectives try to figure
The Matrix Analysis The Matrix Analysis "My eyes hurt." "That is because you are seeing for the first time." What is he seeing? How is he seeing? These questions are often asked when referring to philosophy. Philosophy is based on questioning and searching for truths. In Matrix, the search and questions were for the truth about our own existence. We see that we are here on earth. We feel things and know things, but why? Is it because we are told to believe these things? The whole movie symbolize
Chaucer Geoffrey Chaucer Geoffrey Chaucer led a busy official life, as an esquire of the royal court, as the administrator of the customs for the port of London, as a participant in important diplomatic missions, and in a variety of other official duties. Before William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer was the distinguished English poet, and still retains the position as the most significant poet to write in Middle English. Geoffrey Chaucer was born in 1342, but historians are uncertain about his e
Dr foustus Faustus: Renaissance Martyr or Tragic Hero Faustus died a death that few could bear to imagine, much less experience. After knowing for many years when exactly he would die, he reached the stroke of the hour of his destiny in a cowardly, horrid demeanor. Finally, when the devils appeared at the stroke of midnight, tearing at his flesh as they draw him into his eternal torment, he screams for mercy without a soul, not even God Himself, to help him. However, what to consider Doctor John
fuure A message From Future Generations . Allen Tough . I have no idea why future generations chose me as their messenger on that sunny Friday morning in Kyoto, as I wandered in the lovely gardens beside the conference center, surrounded by colorful autumn hills. Maybe they had noticed my deep commitment to future generations in my papers and in my book, Crucial Questions About the Future. Maybe they knew how strongly that commitment was influencing my teaching at the University of Toronto. Mayb
john donne Purify my heart for I have sinned: An Irony In John Donne¡¯s ¡°Batter my heart, three-personed God; for You,¡± the moral and religious qualms of the speaker are manifest in a sonnet which seems at first almost like an avowal between lovers. These convictions of guilt, which stem from his sexual emotion, are what induce desire for a creator/creation relationship with God. With further analysis, the violent and sexual slant on the relationship is also revealed. The first expression prov
john donne Purify my heart for I have sinned: An Irony In John Donne¡¯s ¡°Batter my heart, three-personed God; for You,¡± the moral and religious qualms of the speaker are manifest in a sonnet which seems at first almost like an avowal between lovers. These convictions of guilt, which stem from his sexual emotion, are what induce desire for a creator/creation relationship with God. With further analysis, the violent and sexual slant on the relationship is also revealed. The first expression prov
John Keats John Keats was one of the greatest poets of the Romantic Era. He wrote poetry of great sensual beauty and had a unique passion for details. In his lifetime he was not recognized with the senior poets. He didn’t receive the respect he deserved. He didn’t fit into the respected group because of his age, nor in the younger group because he was neither a lord nor in the upper class. He was in the middle class and at that time people were treated differently because of their social status.
Langston Hughes Dino Subasic Mrs. Forcier 18 February, 1999 Langston Hughes "Hughes\' efforts to create a poetry that truly evoked the spirit of Black America involved a resolution of conflicts centering around the problem of identity" (Smith 358). No African American poet, writer, and novelist has ever been appreciated by every ethnic society as much as Langston Hughes was. Critics argue that Hughes reached that level of prominence, because all his works reflected on his life\'s experience, whe
Langston Hughes Dino Subasic Mrs. Forcier 18 February, 1999 Langston Hughes "Hughes\' efforts to create a poetry that truly evoked the spirit of Black America involved a resolution of conflicts centering around the problem of identity" (Smith 358). No African American poet, writer, and novelist has ever been appreciated by every ethnic society as much as Langston Hughes was. Critics argue that Hughes reached that level of prominence, because all his works reflected on his life\'s experience, whe
Langston Hughs “ He was called ‘ Shakespeare in Harlem,’ The blues poet, the ‘Simple’ man on the street, The voice of Black Harlem “ (Tolson 1) Possessing qualities unlike any other, Langston Hughes believed that there was no difference between the common experiences of Black America and his own personal experiences. “His life and work were enormously important in shaping the artistic contributions of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920 ‘s “ (Tolson 1) Hughes wrote vividly about the life, luxury,
Macbeth A Guilty Conscience "You do unbend your noble strength to think so brainsickly of things. Go get some water and wash this filthy witness from your hand." Lady Macbeth thinks everything will be okay if Macbeth will just stop feeling guilty and hide the facts that might expose his guilt. Macbeth\'s lust for power and his willingness to please his wife leads to his downfall. He murders the children of his one time friend, and suffers the consequences of that sin. However, Shakespeare uses M
Macbeth CommentarY Macbeth Commentary In Macbeth’s speech about the witches telling him their prophecies, central and dramatic purpose are given in more than one way. Macbeth’s aside is mainly an inward conflict in a case of man versus himself. Many times in the passage, Macbeth relays signs of fear but with reward near by. Contained in Macbeth’s aside are very important elements of dramatic purpose as well as a central purpose that foreshadows the underlying theme of the whole play. Central pur
Opehlia Hamlet/Ophelia True Love Betrayed I would have to strongly disagree with Nicole\'s interpretation of Hamlet and Ophelia\'s relationship. They were most certainly lovers. Halmlet did without question offer Ophelia "tenders" of his affection, and we know this because she must return them to Hamlet. In addition, we also have the letter read from Polonius to Claudius and Gertrude in which Hamnlet writes to Ophelia I did love thee once. So indeed, Hamlet did love Ophelia, and evidence is also
Ophelia The character of Ophelia in William Shakespeare’s play hamlet plays a very interesting and important role in the elaboration of the plot. In the beginning, she is in a healthy state of mind, in love with her boy friend Hamlet, yet controlled by her father in regard to their relationship. During the play she encounters several troubling experiences involving hamlet which cause her to become distressed and confused. In act III scene 4 after the death of her father leaves Ophelia mentally u
Paul Lawrence Dunbar Paul Lawrence Dunbar, was the first important African American Poet in American Literature and the first poet to write of both a black and white audience in a time when efforts were being made to re-establish slavery. He was also “the first African-American poet to garner national critical acclaim”(43). During his short lifetime Dunbar became known as the “poet laureate of African Americans” (Columbus 45). Paul Lawrence Dunbar was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1872, to two freed s
Revenge Revenge Revenge causes one to act blindly through anger, rather than through reason. It is based on the principle of an eye for an eye, but this principle is not always an intelligent theory to live by. Young Fortinbras, Laertes, and Hamlet were all looking to avenge the deaths of their fathers. They all acted on emotion, and this led to the downfall of two, and the rise to power of one. Since the heads of the three major families were each murdered, the eldest sons of these families swo
Shakespeare Sonnet 18 Shakespeare and His Sonnet 18 “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?” William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English poet and playwright, recognized in much of the world as the greatest of all dramatists, is perhaps the most famous writer in the history of English literature. By writing plays, Shakespeare earned recognition from his late 16th and early 17th century contemporaries, but he may have looked to poetry for enduring fame. His poetic achievements include a series of 15
Sharon Olds and William Shakespeare From the Present to the Future through the Eyes of Love Plato once said, “At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.” What is Love? Love is “an attraction based on sexual desires: affection and tenderness felt by lovers.” (Merriam – Webster’s Dictionary) We see a lot of love, marriage, broken-hearts, lust, and sex in today society but also in poetry we read by great authors. A poem such as Sharon Olds, “Sex Without Love.” Also from the past that knew the me
Sir John Suckling Sir John Suckling was an English, Cavalier poet who was born in Twickenham, Middlesex, on February 10, 1609. His mother died in 1613, when he was four years of age. His father, descendant of a prominent Norfolk family, was appointed Comptroller of James I\'s household in 1622. Suckling matriculated at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1623, but left without taking a degree in 1626. Suckling inherited extensive estates after his father\'s death in 1627. At the age of eighteen, he pu