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Degraded Role of Women in The Merry Wives of Windsor - Degraded Role of Women in The Merry Wives of Windsor     In Shakespeare's comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor, there are two plots that ultimately converge into the concept of marriage; one is the antics executed by the wives, and the other is the marriage of Anne Page. Both of these plots subversively yield a disheartening attitude towards the view of women within the scope of the play. Wives in The Merry Wives of Windsor are not acknowledged as much beyond commodities, not to be entrusted to their own wills, and are considered anonymous, degraded figures by men....   [tags: Merry Wives of Windsor Essays]
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Eat, Drink and Be Merry - Eat, Drink and Be Merry This essay involves a very personal subject in my life and in the life of someone I hold very near and dear to my heart. A few years ago one of my closest friends whom I had known for most of my life told me under a cloud of tears, embarrassment, fear, and hope that she thought she had bulimia. I was the only one she had the courage to tell, and she felt that she had to tell someone because she had lost all control over her own actions, feelings, and thoughts. She felt that she couldn’t stop even if she wanted to....   [tags: Eating Disorders Bulimia Essays]
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Humor in William Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor - Humor in William Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor Through history, there have been many explanations at to why Shakespeare wrote the “Merry Wives of Windsor”. Some have argued that the play was written for the Garter Ceremony held on April 23, 1597, when the patron of Shakespeare’s company, Lord Hudson, was installed; supposedly, the play was later revised for public performance, around 1601. Shakespeare wrote the “Merry Wives of Windsor” as a comedy, however it does not obey all typical conventions of a Shakespearean comedy as noticeable differences in the plot show....   [tags: Papers] 1799 words
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Brother Grim Taking The Merry Out Of Fairy Tales - After reading the Brothers Grim version of “Cinderella” and viewing the film version of “Cinderella”, Everafter, one can distinguish precise differences between the these two similar stories. Both versions tell of a young maiden whose mother died when she was young and is then tormented by her stepmother and her two stepsisters who enslave her in her own home and force her to sleep among the ashes of the fireplace. Yet, both stories vary greatly when it comes to the content of the tales. The Brothers Grim version portrays Cinderella as a young, defenseless woman who submits to her stepmothers every wish and endears harsh punishment for any insolence she may show towards her....   [tags: essays research papers] 567 words
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Corruption of Power in Shakespeare's Macbeth - Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragic plays. It is considered a tragedy because the main character has a tragic flaw, and this is the cause of his downfall. One major reason for his downfall is how corrupted he becomes due to the power he has. Shakespeare utilizes the aspect of corruption of power in Macbeth. William Shakespeare was born April 23, 1564. Ironically, it is on the same date, just 52 years later that he dies. William had 6 other siblings, of which he was the third oldest....   [tags: tragedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor]
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The Adventures and Tales of Robin Hood - The legend of Robin Hood is widely known throughout the world. There are various literary works pertaining to the adventures and tales of Robin Hood. The main legacy that Robin and his band of merry men leave behind is the heroic concept of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. The tale has been around for hundreds of years, and is still a recurring theme used for different types of entertainment such as different movies, plays and books. As with most historical heroes the facts of their life may become slightly fabricated with the passing of time....   [tags: robin hood, stealing, merry men] 1072 words
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A Comparison of Characters: The Merry Wives of Windsor vs. Henry IV Plays - A Comparison of Characters: The Merry Wives of Windsor vs. Henry IV Plays In the Henry IV plays, Sir John Falstaff is the companion of Prince Hal. He is a liar, a thief, a drunkard and a coward, but he has the gift of making light of everything. His easy-going good nature makes others willing to indulge his outrageous behavior, and he gets out of scrapes by using his quick wit and his ability to play on words. Falstaff cares nothing for authority and is cynical about martial ideals such as honor....   [tags: Papers] 672 words
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Dionysus- The Ancient Greek God - Dionysus - the ancient Greek god of wine, merry making, and madness. Dionysus is included in some lists of the twelve Olympians of Ancient Greek religion. Dionysus was the last god to be accepted into Mt. Olympus. He was the also youngest Olympian, and the only one to have a mortal mother. The Dionysia was a large festival held in ancient Athens in honor of Dionysus. During the festival, numerous theatrical performances of dramatic tragedies and comedies were preformed while people would eat and drink, especially wine....   [tags: God of wine, merry making, maddness]
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Merry King - In today's commercial market environment, competition and globalization has increased dramatically. The excessive cost arising from inefficient processes and operation have been considered to be the major causes of losses to the organizations over the past several years. Several organizations, particularly larger companies, recognize the need to hedge and manage against undesired risks. Software development is presently one of the most common risk issues. Adler et.al., (1998) reveal that the software development project includes risk events that can cause damage to improving processes....   [tags: Globalization, Competition, Software Development] 1890 words
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Comparing the Hero in Fall of the House of Usher, Rip Van Winkle, and May-Pole of Merry Mount - The Romantic Hero in Fall of the House of Usher, Rip Van Winkle, and May-Pole of Merry Mount Hero n. a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. Though this is the definition of hero according to Random House Webster’s Dictionary, the Romantic interpretation of hero is quite different. A Romantic hero is usually somewhat innocent and carefree, separate from the masses, and is almost always on some type of journey. This hero is idealistic, non-conforming, and rarely lives in the “here and now,” but, on the contrary, is well rounded, skilled in some fashion, and able to communicate with all walks of life....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Merry Christmas - Christmas break had just started and a chilly gust of air blew right through me as I walked up to my front door, still in shock from the night’s trauma. Dave called me as I was driving home from my boyfriend, Mike’s house and said that he needed to talk to me about Julie, my best friend and his girlfriend. Because we were also good friends, I, of course, agreed. He was driving home from a basketball camp and said he would call again when he was on his way over. I thought nothing of it because I knew that he and Julie had recently taken a break from each other in order to possibly save their relationship, just like Mike and I had done almost three weeks earlier....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 2375 words
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The Fall of the Ideal American in American Pastoral - It is not so much that Philip Roth disagrees with the concept of the American dream; he simply does not wish to buy into the myth of it all. In American Pastoral Roth laments the loss of innocence, as exemplified by both Seymour Levov, the protagonist, and Nathan Zuckerman, the narrator. Both grew up in an idyllic Jewish Newark neighborhood, both being the sons of Jewish parents. The separation of their commonality came at a young age, when Zuckerman began to idolize the golden boy of the neighborhood – Seymour “Swede” Levov, born blond haired and blue eyed, and representing everything that a young, Jewish boy would want in a local hero....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Legend of Robin Hood - The legend of Robin Hood is undoubtedly one of the most well-known tales of all time. Some historians claim that he is a purely mythical figure, while others point to indications that such a person may have existed. Real or not, the English story of Robin Hood and his Merry Men sets forth a captivating tale of a daring outlaw unrivalled in his archery capabilities. The nineteenth century witnessed a boom in the popularity of Robin Hood tales. The English action hero has even found a home at Hollywood and has become something of a movie star in several films, including one released very recently in 2010....   [tags: historians, king henry II]
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Philip Roth's American Pastoral - American Pastoral written by Philip Roth is a novel that revolves around the character Seymour “Swede” Levov, a prosperous Jewish American business man and a former high school star athlete from New Jersey. During the 1960s the Swede’s pastoral life is thrown into havoc when his daughter Merry, a teenage war protester is the main suspect in the bombing of a post office in which the town’s doctor, an innocent bystander, is killed. Through a variety of literary devices, Roth makes the point that in the end, no matter how much effort goes into keeping things orderly and upright, chaos eventually overtakes everything....   [tags: literary analysis]
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Love in The Lord of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien - “His love for Frodo rose above all other thoughts, and forgetting his peril he cried aloud: 'I'm coming Mr. Frodo!” Throughout the Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R Tolkien, one of the most prominent themes present is the life and world changing effects of love. Tolkien reveals the importance of both love, and the different types of love; love among brothers, family, lovers, leaders, animals, and of country are all shown. With numerous examples of the different kinds of love responsible for saving Middle Earth, Tolkien is able to convey the significance and impact of love....   [tags: frodo, hobbit, animal roles]
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Lord of the Rings and The Illiad - The story begins in the Shire, where the Hobbit Frodo Baggins inherits the Ring from Bilbo, his cousin and guardian. Gandalf the Grey, a wizard and old friend of Bilbo, strongly advises Frodo to take it away from the Shire, accompanied by his gardener and friend, Sam-wise Gamgee, and two cousins, Meridoc Brandybuck (Mary) and Peregin Took (Pippin). Along the way, Aragon, Isildur's heir, persuades them to take him on as guide and protector. They flee from the town of Bree after narrowly escaping an assault, which later occurs on the hill of Weathrop, wounding Frodo with a Morgul blade....   [tags: story summaries] 1456 words
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Nathaniel Hawthorne's Symbolism Briefly Revealed - Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in 1804, and he was called "the most valuable example of American genius" by author Henry James in 1879. (Baym) This was no understatement from Mr. James by any means. In fact, Hawthorne was best known for including large quantities of symbolism in his writings. Clearly, this was an intriguing method of writing; for symbolism can be defined as "anything that stands for something beyond itself". (Wiehardt) Needless to say, Hawthorne was a very talented writer. It is for that very reason that we will now explore the visionary symbolism in three of his famous pieces - My Kinsman, Major Molineux, Young Goodman Brown, and The May-Pole of Merry Mount....   [tags: Literature]
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Beatrice and Benedict - Benedict and Beatrice are: “a pair of outsiders to conventional behaviour, a pair of clowns”. To what extent do you agree. I believe strongly that Beatrice and Benedick are simply a pair of clowns, I believe this because of how language is used and the portrayal of their genders however on the other hand I think that many readers will disagree believe that Beatrice and Benedick are very serious characters. One example of language used to portray comedy is repartee; the prime example of this is at the beginning of the play 1.1.88 -1.1.107 this not only creates a comic effect but also characterises Beatrice and Benedick as well as their relationship with one another....   [tags: clowns, comedy, conventional behavior]
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How Does Shakespeare Introduce and Develop the Characters of Beatrice and Benedick? - Much ado about nothing was written by William Shakespeare in 1595.It is about relationships, love, deceive and hatred. Benedick (one of the main character) enjoys speaking his mind in a witty argument with Hero’s cousin and companion, Beatrice. Beatrice is also like Benedick. She is an Elizabethan feminist who is strong; she speaks her mind and lets everyone (including Benedick) know exactly what she thinks of Benedick. Shakespeare has created another couple who is totally the opposite of Beatrice and Benedick....   [tags: Much Ado About Nothing play, character analysis] 950 words
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Jazz Music of the 1920-1950’s in South Africa - Jazz music of the 1920-1950’s was a central feature in the urban culture of South Africa. This kind of music developed specifically in Johannesburg and a place called Sophiatown. It took root here due to the increasing urbanization of black South Africans in mining centers. This led to the development of slum yards and ghettos where new forms of cross music began to arise. Marabi, the type of music formed, was founded in a time of disparity in South Africa so it became a form of resistance as well as a symbol of the culture....   [tags: Johannesburg, sophiatown, marabi] 1269 words
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Ken Elton Kesey and His Works - Ken Elton Kesey was born on September 17, 1935 (The Oregon Historical Society). Kesey was a star wrestler in Springfield, Oregon where he was raised. He was the recipient of two different scholarships, to the University of Oregon and Stanford University. He then went on to become a successful author and write several memorable novels including One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Sailor Song, and Sometimes a Great Nation (Ken Kesey Biography). In 1975, one of these novels, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, was converted to an Oscar winning film (The Oregon Historical Society)....   [tags: notorious American novelists]
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Representation of Scrooge in A Christmas Carol - How does Dicken’s representation of Scrooge in Ch How does Dicken’s representation of Scrooge in Ch.1 of “A Christmas Carol” contrast to the image he develops in the final chapter. “A Christmas Carol”, is a novel set in the 19th century in England. It is written in 1843 by Charles Dickens. In “A Christmas Carol”, Dickens has developed the character of Scrooge in a number of ways. At the start of the novel, Scrooge is a penny – pinching miser. I can tell this because Dickens writes: “ A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner!” This shows that Scrooge is a stingy, grasping miser who, exists only for money and he holds his money very tightly and is not willi...   [tags: English Literature] 914 words
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American Pastoral - The Failure to Develop Many people stutter; however people usually outgrow stuttering. But it is not something that people just do for a short while to attract attention. People who do stutter are actually really embarrassed by it and the attention they receive from stuttering and fear the next time that it will happen. They will often avoid situations in which stuttering will be a problem. Stutterers have no control over when they stutter or don’t. Contrary to the therapist in the novel American Pastoral, stuttering is not an idea conjured up in ones head to gain attention....   [tags: essays research papers] 1526 words
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Friedrich Durrenmatt’s Use of Allusions to Enhance the Plays Plot - In The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt, the use of allusions is very prevalent helping to compare the extent to what Durrenmatt is describing to its allusions. Durrenmatt’s implementation of allusions is used to offer a deeper understanding of the characterization, to compare the current town of Guellen to what it once was in order to explain why the town needs Claire’s money, and to show the irony of biblical ideas in order to show how Claire’s doings are as far from morally right as could be. Friedrich Durrenmatt's use of allusions in order to enhance and describe the characters include the famous Romeo and Juliet, Lais, and Lord Alfred Tennyson....   [tags: the visit, friedrich durrenmatt, allusions]
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A Brief History of Robin Hood by Nigel Cawthorne - The legend of Robin Hood is widely known throughout the world. There are various literary works pertaining to the adventures and tales of Robin Hood. The main legacy that Robin and his band of merry men leave behind is the heroic concept of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. The tale has been around for hundreds of years, and is still a recurring theme used for different types of entertainment such as movies, plays, and books. As with most historical heroes, the facts of their lives may have been slightly fabricated with the passing of time....   [tags: heroic adventures, myths, outlaws]
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Jesus: Could he be derived from other deities? - Jesus: Could he be derived from other deities. Jesus, the son of God, our lord and savior who died on the cross for our sins and resurrected once again. God came to Mary and told her how she would be the mother and Joseph, the father of Jesus Christ. God gave her instruction to go to Bethlehem to birth the baby boy and on the date of which Jesus would be born. God also told the three wise men to follow the North Star and they will see the birthing of Jesus Christ. Jesus was born on December 25 from the virgin Mary....   [tags: Religion] 1649 words
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A Playground for Children of All Abilities - Children laugh and run as the sun beats down on them. Parents push their kids on the swings, and children take turns on the slide. One child falls down and runs crying to his mother. A typical day at most any playground, but this is no ordinary playground. This is the Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Play Park, a playground "for children of all abilities that allows for physical as well as mental development" (Always Dream Play Park). Kristi Yamaguchi was born with a club foot, which inspired her to start the Always Dream Foundation in 1996....   [tags: Child Development] 1159 words
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The Lord of the Rings Film Techniques - ... Panorama shows the long, steep, and treacherous mountains that the Fellowship, consisting of a human, Aragorn; an elf, Legolas; and a dwarf, Gimli, must cross in order to save their hobbit friends, Merry and Pippin, from the Uruk-hai. Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, and their unlikely guide, Gollum, travel to destroy the ring by casting it inside Mount Doom. Gollum is a two-sided creature. After hundreds of years in possession of the ring, evil has grasped Gollum, causing part of Gollum to be evil and the other half good....   [tags: movie adaptations from books, panorama] 1143 words
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Highest Grossing Film in Japanese History - Studio Ghibli’s film, Spirited Away, grossed 230 million when it was released in 2001, becoming the highest grossing film in Japanese history. With flawless animation and a proper lesson to be learned, it’s appeal is apparent to the audiences who view this film. However, interweaved within the story of a young 10 year old girl stuck in a supernatural world, lies evidence of Japanese traditions that Hayao Miyazaki wishes to make visible to the audience. This admirable film uses a fantasy plot and setting to cover-up the traditions hidden beneath the setting and actions of the film....   [tags: Spirited away,japanese film,western civilization]
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Thief Lord - The Thief Lord When the Thief Lord and he’s band of misfit orphans accepts Barbossa’s mysterious job from “The Conte”, he gets a picture of a wooden wing from a magical Merry-Go-Round and an address. He’s set to rob Ida Spavento, a photographer and former orphan herself. Victor, the detective following Prosper and Bos trail, catches onto the Thief Lords plans and follows the orphans back to the abandoned theatre “The Star Palace”, he then searches for the owner of the theatre, Dottor Massimo, a millionaire....   [tags: essays research papers] 572 words
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A Christmas Carol - short review - A Christmas Carol - short review A Christmas Carol was published on 17th December 1843 in Victorian England. Victorian England was not a very nice place to live and Charles Dickens didn’t have the best childhood; his father was a clerk who was taken away from him and imprisoned when he was 12. Some people say this was how he became such a good writer – from all the problems he had as a child. England was a horrible place during these times – for example, there was child labour, where people got children to clean their chimneys as they were small enough, but it turned out the soot from the chimneys was carcinogenic, meaning it activated cancerous cells....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 973 words
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The Bells - “The Bells,” a poem written by Edgar Allan Poe, conveys a cheerful tone through distinct sounds and repetition of words. A deeply onomatopoeic poem, “The Bells” progresses after every stanza. Primarily, the alliteration, assonance, and onomatopoeia in the poem produce a happy tone; but, towards the end of the poem, the sound devices help establish a gloomier tone. In each stanza, the bells are made of a different metal substance. In the first stanza, the bells are described as silver. In this case, the bells are pleasant, precious, and strong....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Edgar Allan Poe] 1119 words
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Frodo’s Story and his Endurance during his Time with the Fellowship - In a world of myth and magic where wizards, hobbits, and dragons dwell, and evil lord rules but long ago he lost his Ring of Rower. In the beginning of the book, The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien, starts when Bible, the second hobbit to posses the ring, gives the ring to his heir Frodo. The bulk of the story is about the origins of the journey of many years to destroy Frodo’s inheritance. The reason he desires so fervently to obliterate it is because it is evil, crafted for nefarious ruler, and created to control nineteen other magic rings....   [tags: Myths, Magic, Wizards, Hobbits, Lord of The Rings]
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The Hand of God In "The Lord of The Rings" - Providence. Chance. Fate. Whatever name it’s given, it’s always the same: the characters make a mistake, or some misfortune falls upon them, only to be later subverted as a good thing. When used incorrectly, it can feel like a cop-out. When used, correctly, however, it can give the text a hint of deeper meaning for the audience to make inferences on. The Lord of the Rings has many of these instances, which become a major mechanic in moving the plot forward—maybe too many. There are examples upon examples of acts of providence in The Lord of the Rings....   [tags: Literary Themes]
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Opposing Views of Early Americans, Thomas Morton and John Winthrop - There may not be two more contrasting characters of early America then Thomas Morton and John Winthrop. Morton was nicknamed, "Leader of Misrule" while Winthrop was seen as the "model of [a] perfect earthly ruler" (147). These two figures not only help settle a new land, they also had firsthand knowledge of each other. They are not two people that lived years apart from each other but rather they lived concurrently. With two such polarizing people living in a small new land, there was bound to be at least one disagreement....   [tags: american history] 1430 words
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The Metamorphosis of Ebenezer Scrooge in Dickens' A Christmas Carol - The Metamorphosis of Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge learned a great deal about himself during the visitations of the three ghosts in A Christmas Carol. He learned things that not only changed his life, but also the lives of others such as Tiny Tim and his family. At first these changes came gradually, probably because they where not really "fuelled" by fear of what might be, but instead by remorse for things he had already done. Not until the second and third spirits visit Scrooge can a true change due to fear, not only in fear for what might be during his life but also in the end....   [tags: A Christmas Carol] 1461 words
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Some Recent Reports about Robin Hood Might Be Wrong - The legend of Robin Hood has become a home hold story both in Britain and many other countries as well. The Saxon nobleman, who was oppressed by the Normans, hid in the forest of Sherwood in the north midlands of England with his band of “merry men” went out to rob from the rich to give to the poor has featured in many television series and films (1); however, in Robin Hood: The Unknown Templar, a new book by John Paul Davis and some other recent reports, it is claimed that Robin Hood may not actually be so great a hero as it is usually depicted....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The True Author of the Works Attributed to Shakespeare - “I am firm against Shakespeare — I mean the Avon man, the actor.” (Whitman) The true author of the works attributed to Shakespeare have been in question since the late eighteenth century and really garnered attention until the early twentieth century, when famous authors such as George Bernard Shaw, Walt Whitman, and Ralph Waldo Emerson declared their opinions on the question. The most popular candidates for authentic authorship, besides William Shakespeare himself, are Edward DeVere, Francis Bacon, Queen Elizabeth I, and Christopher Marlowe....   [tags: shakespeare, christopher marlowe, writings]
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Heroic Characters in The Lord of the Rings Saga - ... Since Sam was a gardener for Frodo he was often around the house. One day, Sam overheard a conversation between Gandalf and Frodo. They were talking about rings, kings and Dark Lords. Gandalf caught Samwise and made him Frodo’s companion. From here on out, Sam was Frodo’s sidekick and he followed Frodo through the fire and flames. In addition to Samwise, Frodo was also good friends with his cousins, Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took. These two Hobbits tagged along for the journey. Pippin (Peregrin) departed with Sam and Frodo and Merry (Meriadoc) later tagged along....   [tags: characters, group, hobbits, actions] 1889 words
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Prevailing Conflicts in Something Wicked This Way Comes - Authors often make use of rhetorical strategies for additional effects, appeals to the reader, relating to an audience, or even for simply drawing attention to a specific section/part of a work. Nonetheless, these Rhetorical Strategies can prove crucial in the unraveling of such a work. The preceding is the case for a work entitled Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury. Within the context of the story, a circus enters a small town and changes its overall atmosphere with never before seen mystical evils....   [tags: rhetorical strategies, ray bradbury, conflicts]
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Lord Of The Rings The Fellowship Of The Ring - The Lord of the Rings the Fellowship of the Ring In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and the Dark Lord, forged the one ring, filing it with his own power so that he could rule all other. But the one ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-Earth, it remained lost to him. After many years it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit of all creatures. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task as his elderly cousin entrusts the ring to his care....   [tags: Lord Rings Book Report] 1813 words
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Scrooge's Change in Attitude in A Christmas Carol - Consider Dickens’s portrayal of Scrooge’s change in attitude in a Christmas Carol What message do you feel Dickens Conveys to the reader. The essay will discuss the moral messages, which can be interpreted in the novel. It will examine the main character Scrooge, and his attitude towards life, his mean, grumpy and selfish character and his lack of Christian charity. It will explain the transformation of Scrooge and why the transformation occurred. Scrooge's mean attitude was demonstrated when he said to his nephew, “What right have you to be Merry....   [tags: English Literature] 1969 words
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American Pastoral by Philip Roth - ... His second-generation Jewish immigrant status that does not prevent him from achieving all that the Dream promises; from becoming a high school sports star, marrying a former Miss New Jersey, owning a glove-making factory that his father built from nothing: ‘he is our Kennedy’ . Yet alongside the comparison of the Swede with Kennedy, he parallels the assassination with the act that destroys the Swede: ‘the Swede’s daughter violently protested the Kennedy-Johnson war and blew up her father’s life’ ....   [tags: sweden, nathan zuckerman] 1420 words
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Keeping Christ in Christmas - Have you thought about the current religious and social scene in America; especially during this time of year of Christmas. Religion has once again been forced to the forefront of the news, with groups fighting over whether to have a “Nativity Scene” in the public square, others are debating about using the word “Christmas” in their sales ads, and then we hear schools are not going on “Christmas break” but winter break. In our changing society, I wonder if anyone of us has stopped to ask what did God intend by sending His Son, Jesus Christ to this earth....   [tags: religion, christmas, jesus christ]
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The Two Towers - The Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers Frodo and Sam lower down on an elf rope, Sam isn’t very good in that and drops a piece of bread. When Frodo tried to catch it he fell down. It didn’t hurt him because there were only a few more meters. During the night they caught Gollum who wanted them to give him the ring of Power. Sam thought that Gollum only want to kill them, but Frodo knew that the creature Gollum was the person Sméagol a long time ago. In the lands of Rohan Aragorn, Gimbly and Ligulas were searching for Merry and Pippin....   [tags: essays research papers] 548 words
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The Lord of the RingsTrilogy by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien - John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He was raised in Birmingham, England in a poor Roman Catholic family. Tolkien had fought in World War l (1916). After the war, he became a professor of English at Oxford (1925-1959). When his children were young, he would tell them tales about an imaginary place called “Middle-Earth”. Oxford urged him to write these tales down and he did. He published the first ones in 1954-1955 and made a very successful series. The Fellowship of the Ring was set in The Shire, Rivendell, and Lorien....   [tags: essays research papers] 527 words
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