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None of This is Fair by Mr. Richard Rodriguez - ... Discrimination is still a chronic global issue, and drastic inequalities still exist at the present time. Thus, the Affirmative Action Law is an important tool to many minorities most especially to women, and people of color, for the reason that this program provides an equality on educational, and professional opportunities for every qualified individual living in the United States. Without this program, a higher education would have been impossible for a “minority students” to attain. Additionally, without the Affirmative Action, a fair opportunity to have a higher-level career could be out of sight....   [tags: Discrimination, affirmative action] 664 words
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Richard Trenton Chase - “You’re impossibly fast and strong. Your skin is pale whit and ice cold. Your eyes change color and sometimes you speak like -- like you’re from a different time. You never eat or drink anything. You don’t go out in the sunlight…” (Bella, from the movie Twilight) At that point in the movie Twilight, Bella is putting pieces together that Edward Cullen is a vampire, but can vampires actually be real in real life. All that is really needed to be considered a vampire is by the want and urge to drink human blood....   [tags: The Dracula Killer]
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Richard Wright's Assessment for the Negro Writers - Richard Wright's Assessment for the Negro Writers Introduction Richard Wright’s plead in the Blueprint for Negro Writing could be very well summarized in one of the famous words from Thomas Kempis, “Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.” In this popular essay, Richard Wright denounced the Negro writers as he perceived them to be merely begging for the sympathy of the bourgeoisie instead of striving to present a life that is more worth living for the Black Americans (Mitchell 98)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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RIchard Nixon and The Water Gate Scandal - ... In this scandal it involved bribery, extortion, destruction of evidence, conspiracy, phone tapping, political burglary, illegal campaign contributions, and many more. They also know that they were connected to president Nixon’s re-election campaign. The burglary happened at the Democratic National Committee Headquarters in the Watergate Complex. The Watergate Complex was a area in Washington D.C. that held hotels and offices. Many believe Nixon was involved in some way due to him being a part of the Republican Party....   [tags: cia, fbi, secret documents] 892 words
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Analysis of The Schievement of Desire by Richard Rodriguez - In “The Achievement of Desire,” Richard Rodriguez references Richard Hoggart’s book The Uses of Literacy in order to explain his experience and struggles as a student by comparing his story to Hoggart’s story. Rodriguez introduces Hoggart’s personal experience in order to justify his behavior at home and school. Rodriguez considers himself to be a “scholarship boy” because according to Hoggart, a “scholarship boy” is the student that is a good student but a bad son (518). At a young age, Rodriguez began to develop ideas and costume different from the ones his parents taught him; Rodriguez indifference to the Hispanic culture caused him to physically and mentally alienate from his family memb...   [tags: scholarship, aliented, family, boy] 578 words
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Analysis of 3D Artist Richard Long - Walking. A natural progression in the development of a person. From the day a baby begins to walk, it becomes a fundamental activity that he does for the rest of his life. Walking is a universal movement that we do not consciously think about in order to do it. Walking a line is probably the easiest thing a human being can do to mark his place, to have his footsteps imprinted on the land. Richard Long, a British contemporary artist, engages with the world by walking, and interacts with natural materials and sometimes, the forces of nature....   [tags: Art Analysis ]
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To Althea, From Prison by Richard Lovelace - The renaissance era was a time of great conflict, but also of great artistic achievements. The seventeenth century was laced with Cavalier poets. One of those whose talents stood above his peers was Richard Lovelace, who was most famous for his poem “To Althea, From Prison”. Behind cell bars, he wrote this linguistic masterpiece tapping into a deep inner thought which resonates for all ages and displays the ideals of freedom, honor and carpe diem to his readers to the extent that it significantly influenced society....   [tags: king charles, cavalier poets ]
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The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell - An author’s main goal is to entice readers with their stories. In order to do so, they use various literary elements. The literary elements create mood, plot, and much excitement. Richard Connell’s short story “The Most Dangerous Game” tells the story of Rainsford, who becomes trapped on an island and must fight. Suzanne Collins's trilogy The Hunger Games is the story of how Katniss must defeat the odds pitted against her. Connell and Collins use the elements of foreshadowing, allusion, and irony to create a sense of fear in their writings....   [tags: Literary Devices, Literary Analysis, Theme]
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'The Most Dangerous Game' by Richard Connell - ... . the muttering and growling of the sea breaking on a rocky shore. He was almost on the rocks before he saw them; on a night less calm he would have been shattered against them.” (page 15). Rainsford struggles against the rough waves to reach the shore while trying to avoid drowning. If the waves were more intense that night, he would have been crushed against the rocky shore. Clearly, Richard Connell creates a person versus nature conflict throughout the story and a suspenseful mood by using precise details that add to it....   [tags: short story description] 681 words
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The Mind as a Function of the Body by Richard Taylor - Science cannot explain everything but it strives to look for answers and relies on proof. Religion is based solely on faith and believes in many things that do not make sense and do not have proof to support its ideas. The belief that there is a substance beyond the element that takes up no space, but is still connected with the body is one of them. The belief that the mind or soul are not linked to the body and that they are both two separate substances. The body is one and the mind is another....   [tags: article analysis, science, psychology]
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Analysis of Meaning of Life by Richard Taylor - ... He argues that the facts that Sisyphus task is both difficult and endless are irrelevant to its meaninglessness. What explains the meaninglessness of Sisyphus’s life is that all of his work amounts to nothing. One way that Sisyphus’s life could have meaning, Taylor proposes, is if something was produced of his struggles. For example, if the stone that he rolls were used to create something that would last forever then Sisyphus would have a meaningful life. Another separate way in which meaning might be made present is if Sisyphus had a strong compulsion for rolling the stone up the hill....   [tags: meaninglessness, meaningful, theory] 647 words
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Richard Avedon: An Influencial American Photographer - It is the camera’s job to capture light, but on occasion it can capture the truth. This is not done on accident, but through sheer unadulterated skill from photographers like Richard Avedon. Richard Avedon was able to produce captivating shots time and time again, knowing the perfect means necessary to show the world a new form of controversial beauty, one that contains “stark imagery and brilliant insight into his subjects’ character” (PBS) . For more than fifty years Richard Avedon’s portraits have filled some of the country’s finest magazines, and will go down in history as one of the most influential American photographers....   [tags: captivating shots, camera, portarits]
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Anorexia: The Cheating Disorder, by Richard Murphy - “Anorexia: The Cheating Disorder” by Richard Murphy discusses two instances the author was suspicious of students plagiarizing their work, as well as the damage plagiarism can cause to everyone involved. Murphy was an associate English professor at Radford University (898) and has experienced many attempts at plagiarism, describing it as “a thin wood splinter in the edge of one’s thumb” (899). That feeling is irritating and can’t be ignored until it is removed, so the author is obsessive about discovering the sources of plagiarism....   [tags: Plagiarism Essays]
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Heroic: Black Boy by Richard Wright - In Richard Wright’s Black Boy, you see not only the transformation of a young boy going into adulthood, but a fascinating story of a hero on a journey to discover his true identity and his part in society. “Heroism is not about rising to the top, fighting for one's rightful place in society, but rather about making one's society and one's self whole. There is, however, also the notion that the right person can solve even global problems single-handedly. If the right person attempts such a feat, it will usually be successful” (Haberkorn)....   [tags: hero, true identity, caucasians]
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Richard Nixon: Was He Truly Conservative? - ... Cutting back on this program was a supreme indication that no, we couldn’t “do it all”. Contrasting this was Nixon’s installation of the first peacetime wage and price controls, and his advancement of environmentalism. The President responded to environmental crises like the Santa Barbara Oil Spill of 1969 with the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the same year (Lecture 25, November 19). The creation of such an agency is a purely new-liberal approach in the same vein as the “war on poverty” or other programs that made up the Great Society....   [tags: presidency, policy, foregin, voters] 1090 words
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The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell - Hunting big game animals for sport was a popular pastime with the wealthy classes following World War I. The morality of killing for sport was not questioned in reality, but in this short story the author does question it by taking it a step further and having the protagonist, Sangor Rainsford, hunted by the antagonist, General Zaroff.In a short story full of irony, one of the greatest ironies of Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game” is that General Zaroff repeatedly tells Rainsford that he maintains a sense of civilization on his island....   [tags: The Most Dangerous Game] 631 words
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Why the Allies Won by Richard Overy - ... Another flaw in the German production meant that tanks such as Tigers and Panthers, of which dominated tactical situations on the battlefield, had logistical and maintenance nightmares. If the Germans were to overcome their problems in production then it would have stood them in much greater stead, giving them an advantage over the Allies. The Germans also intended to bring a brand new generation of piston engine aircraft into production around 1941. However, all but one of those aircraft failed to live up to expectations and ended up being produced in very small numbers if at all....   [tags: book review and analysis] 565 words
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The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell - One of the greatest qualities of humanity is the ability to respond to the circumstances and surroundings one might find themselves in at any given time. Authors convey this quality into literature constantly with their novels and articles. “The Most Dangerous Game” is a realistic fiction short story written by Richard Connell. “The Most Dangerous Game” is a stunning short story on the human condition, the dangers of blood-thirsty hunters, and defining the true meaning of a civilized person. Connell’s wrote his novel during the time period wealthy individuals enjoyed hunting animals....   [tags: short story, the necklace]
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The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connel - As the sweltering, hot sun signified the start of a scorching afternoon, a young boy lay in the fields harvesting vegetables for another family. He had been enslaved to perform chores around the house for the family, and was only given very few privileges. While his stomach throbbed with pangs of hunger, he continued cooking meals for them. After the family indulged in the cozy heat from the fireplace, he was the one to clean the ashes. Despite his whole body feeling sore from all the rigorous work he completed, the young boy had been left alone to suffer....   [tags: struggle for independence, love, oppressor] 766 words
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Richard Aoki and The Black Power Movements - An individual who was developed from the black power movements, was Richard Aoki, a third generation Japanese American. He had spent time living in the internment camps as a child during the second world war. When he grew up, he became one of the founding members of the Black Panther Party, and the only Asian American to have held a formal leadership position as "Field Marshall". He worked in the Black Panther party by arming them with weapons and training them in firearm usage. He continued his work by helping lead the Third World Liberation Front strike at Berkeley in 1969....   [tags: world war II, chicanos, japanese american]
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Impact of Geography in Richard Russo's Novels - ... This, Miles realized was the Empire Falls of his own childhood, he noticed several businesses along Empire Avenue that had been razed over the last two decades, leaving in real life a rash of excess parking lots. The Empire Grill, neglected in real life, in miniature looked as if Mrs. Whiting had given Miles every penny he'd ever asked for" (Russo, Empire Falls 1183). In a town that suffers from economic distance diffusion, excess infrastructure for failing commodities, and imbalanced capital interests possessed by a single proprietor, staying in one place can make one so accustomed to their surroundings that they forget how horrible their lifestyle is....   [tags: Empire Falls, Nobody's Fool]
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The Most Dagerous Game by Richard Connell - ... Rainsford is alone on deck and falls overboard the ship is gone, so he swims to the island. On the Island, he finds a thick jungle and, of all things a majestic chateau owned by General Zaroff. Connelle lets you know right away General Zaroff is the story’s antagonist. Zaroff is a former aristocratic Cossack commander and Russian big game hunter. Zaroff tells Rainsford he is aware he is also big game hunter tells Rainsford he has read all his books on hunting. During the dinner that night while enjoying champagne, borsch and filet mignon, Zaroff comments on how he maintains his aristocratic lifestyle in his majestic chateau on the bluff here on the remote Island where he now enjoys hun...   [tags: story and character analysis]
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Analysis of Watership Down by Richard Adams - ... Fiver also has the ability to sense danger when others can not. At one point, the pack felt as though they were safe with a new warren in an exposed place, but Fiver ended up saving them from certain death. Fiver constantly sticks to his instincts and does not change his mind, due to other people’s opinions. He is definitely an important asset for the warren. Overall, I did not like Watership Down, due to the fact that I constantly felt weighted down reading it. When I started the book, I expected a light, adventurous story, but at some points the book was not light, but instead it felt that they kept facing problem after problem, and some of the decisions that were made weren’t favorabl...   [tags: rabbit, group, journey] 800 words
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Richard Connell's The Most Dangerous Game - “Hunting is not a sport, in a sport both sides should know they’re in the game”(Paul Rodriguez)."The Most Dangerous Game," an adventure tale that pits two notorious hunters against one another in a life and death competition, is the story for which Richard Connell is best remembered. First published in 1924, the story has been frequently drawn together as a classic example of a suspenseful narrative loaded with action. Connell's story raises questions about the nature of violence, cruelty and the ethics of hunting for sport....   [tags: The Most Dangerous Game]
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Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard bach - Richard Bach’s existential novella, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a rhapsody of joy and triumph; the triumph of the seagull metaphor for all humans against the prejudice of his species and socially imposed traditions. Written in the parable form in a very simple and clear language, it tells story of a seagull named Jonathan Livingston who crosses all barriers of society to achieve his dream of flying against the Council Flock of Seagulls which is designed to marginalize him. Jonathan Livingston Seagull a story is almost a fictional account of a seagull, which travelled against all odds of the flock to freedom....   [tags: freedom, novella, existence]
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Richard Nixon: Greatness Overshadowed by Corruption - ... Facing Democratic Congresswoman Helen Douglas, Nixon used the same negative campaigning techniques as he had used in 1946. Nixon claimed that her views were too close to those of the Communist party, helping him winning by a large majority. Sticking with his anti-Communist agenda, Nixon spent his time as senator warning the nation about the dangers of Communism. Nixon’s time as Senator was his second important life event because it got the attention of Dwight Eisenhower, the Republican candidate for president in 1952....   [tags: former American presidents, Watergate scandal] 1476 words
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Richard Dawkin's Essay on Darwin's Wasp - In Richard Dawkins’s essay about Darwin’s wasp, he makes an argument that nature’s role is to ensure DNA survival. The inductive argument begins by observing the behavior of the wasp. As Dawkins observes, the wasp inserts its stinger into the central nervous system of the caterpillar and paralyzes it. Then the wasp implants larva. The larvae eat the caterpillar alive. This may seem cruel to the human mind if we apply the concept of suffering to this process, but ultimately, this is nature at work....   [tags: Aquinas, Utility Function]
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Lethal Weapon 4, by Richard Donner - As muscle-bound figures such as the Terminator and Rambo stormed big screen, it was also during this period that we witnessed the ostensive arrival of “racially sensitive” buddy cop films. Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) directed by Richard Donner is a buddy cop film, which portrays a more subtle ‘modern’ type of racism. In saying so, the film examines inter-racial relationships attempting to diminish racial issues and present characters with equity in order to give comfort and reassurance to a wider ethnic audience....   [tags: Subtle, Modern Racism] 1622 words
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Richard the Third - "What qualities of character did Richard III have that enabled him to ascend the throne?" Name and show these characteristics in action in the play Richard III. Also: "Richard III is a consummate villain". Show that his summation of Richard's character is true. To achieve goals, in one's life, one must be determined and must have certain characteristics that reciprocate to one's goals. In the play Richard III, Richard III's goal is to ascend the throne. There are two ways that one can claim the throne, by birthright, or by might....   [tags: essays research papers] 1042 words
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Richard of Glouster - Kings are generally thought to be beautiful, God-like humans from a certain genealogy. They are placed at the throne due to whom they were born to and/or who they marry. Richard of Glouster is born of the royal family but, he does not possess the qualities of a King to be legitimate according to Shakespeare&#8217;s Richard III. Richard and his brothers are all entitled to the throne if their father dies. By killing his two brothers, Richard is the only person in his immediate family entitled to the throne....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Richard Taylor´s Metaphysics of Causation - ... Besides, modern philosophers have been satisfied that the concept of causation was reduced to an idea of efficient cause. In another word, withdrawing the ideas of power and necessity from causation as constancy of sequence is not satisfactory for our contemporary metaphysical quest. Those ideas are essential to attain the better knowledge about causation . Talking about the notion of freedom and determinism, the a priori principle is understood as antecedent conditions which are recognized by some philosophers as independent of experience....   [tags: Philosophy, Sufficient, Reason] 1292 words
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Richard Nixon 1972 McGovern Defense - ... In the race for the presidency, Nixon’s campaign commercials were used effectively to the best of their ability. They depicted Nixon as a successful world leader driving the nation towards prosperity. They also turned the coin to portray McGovern as a careless liberal. Many of Nixon’s ads were used to humanize him towards the public by showing him joking around with diplomats and spending time with his family. His most effective commercials were attack ads that tore apart McGovern’s entire public appeal....   [tags: American History, United States President] 803 words
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The Tone Of Bright And Morning Star - Under Communist rule, everyone is equal by law. That's why during the 1920 to the 1950's, African Americans flocked to join the party. Included in the flock of black Communists was the renowned black author, Richard Wright, whose works are today known for their dark portrayal of black Communist life. A critic summarizes the influence on his stories: "As a poor black child growing up in the deep South, Richard Wright suffered poverty, hunger, racism and violence... experiences that later became central themes of his work" ("Richard Wright" 1)....   [tags: Richard Wright] 1992 words
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The Deposition of Richard II in Richard II by William Shakespeare - The Deposition of Richard II in Richard II by William Shakespeare Richard II is the first play of Shakespeare's four-part History Tetraology. It tells the story of Richard II's deposition and Bolingbroke's rise to power. There are numerous reasons for Richard's fall. He went off to war and left his kingdom vaulnerable. Richard disregarded the advice of his elders. He even went so far as to steal Bolingbroke's inheritance. As Richard lost the support of the nobles and lords, Bolingbroke gained their support....   [tags: Papers] 555 words
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Free Richard III Essays: Richard III as a Rapist - Richard III as a Rapist Yes, King Richard/Duke of Gloucester masters the art of seduction in his wooing of Lady Anne. And when I say, "masters the art," I guess I mean that he achieves his conquest. But is seduction really the prevailing theme throughout Richard III. I propose that we be careful when we say that Richard is a great seducer, for is it seduction or rape when one's consent is not given. For instance, Lord Hastings, the Duke of Clarence, the young princes, Queen Margaret, and other seeming "seducees," were they seduced or forced....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 545 words
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Contingencia, Ironía y Solidaridad - El filósofo Richard Rorty, quien fue nombrado el renovador de la filosofía estadounidense dentro de la corriente del neopragmatismo por argumentar que ningún filósofo por más explicaciones que tenga, no tiene la verdad absoluta ya que está se define según las experiencias, conocimientos, costumbres y proveniencia del yo. En el texto “Contingencia, Ironía y Solidaridad” de Rorty se evidencia la Contingencia en el Lenguaje y en el yo como bases del pensamiento filosófico. Desde la introducción el autor desarrolla una crítica referente a las tentativas metafísicas y teológicas....   [tags: Richard Rorty] 852 words
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The Rise and Fall of Richard the Third - &#9;Much debate and controversy surround the rise and fall of Richard the Third. It is hard to ignore such subjects due to the bonds and hidden reasons that many of the authors of the middle ages had towards Richard. In keeping an objective approach towards Richard III, the study of his rise and fall will be taken in the perspective of his royal acts and administration of England. Public sentiment over such things as the scandal surrounding the princes did have an effect over the rule of Richard, but there are many other underlying aspects that could have extended Richards rule, and changed the way history looks back on him....   [tags: essays research papers] 2543 words
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The Loss of the Throne by Richard III - The Loss of the Throne by Richard III There are many views as to whether Richard III lost his throne, or if it was a mainly Tudor advance which secured it. Overall I think that Henry Tudor did not actively gain the throne decisively, in fact Richard III lost it from making key mistakes throughout his reign, and at Bosworth. Richard weakened his grasp on the throne by indulging in a vast plantations policy which gave too much power to Northerners and inevitably made him dependant on these few....   [tags: Papers] 700 words
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Richard III a Tyrant as King - Richard III a Tyrant as King Throughout history, this very title has been disputed and the outcome has remained debatable to this very day. Richard, Duke of York had remained loyal to his brother, Edward IV throughout his years of reign, and had been well rewarded for his support, he became the Duke of Gloucester. In marrying Anne Neville, daughter of Earl of Warwick, he had inherited mass amounts of Neville land in the north of England after both the Earl and Anne died. He was respected within the northern parts of England and provided land for his friends....   [tags: Papers] 868 words
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The Contribution of the Supernatural to Richard III - The Contribution of the Supernatural to Richard III During the Renaissance period people were very superstitious and England on a whole was an extremely religious country; people believed in both God and the Devil and Heaven and Hell. They also believed in prophecies, supernatural and curses. A modern audience would have reacted very differently to the play than a Shakespearean audience. The events contained within Richard III must have seemed very real to a Shakespearean audience as it depicts the historical events of the rise and fall of Richard III....   [tags: Papers] 974 words
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Richard III as a Successful Politician - Richard III as a Successful Politician Shakespeare's Richard III is set in England after the War of the Roses. Richard, the megalomanic eponymous character, is desperate for the throne of England. He tells us that he seeks the crown to compensate for his deformity (he was a hunchback from birth). Richard has his own brother killed and later has former allies and those who still stood in his way killed also. When Richard eventually gains the throne he finds his conscience and begins to feel insecure, he has the two Princes he has locked away killed....   [tags: Papers] 2406 words
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KING RICHARD AND QUEEN CONSORT ANNE NEVILLE OF WARWICK - Chapter 18 KING RICHARD AND QUEEN CONSORT ANNE NEVILLE OF WARWICK SUMMARY OF THE REIGN OF KING RICHARD III III (Reign, 1483-1485) Richard III: life dates, 32 years, October 2, 1452—August 22, 1485; reign, 2 years, June 26, 1483—August 22, 1485. Richard of York Duke of Gloucester was the youngest of eight children and fourth of four sons of Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York, and Cecily Neville Countess of Westmoreland. His father, Richard Plantagenet, was the primary York protagonist at start of the Wars of the Roses, but after his death in the Battle of Wakefield in 1460, York leadership was taken over by his eldest son Edward who became Edward IV....   [tags: Royal History] 2023 words
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The Director's Notes on Richard III - The Director's Notes on Richard III I think that the thing which makes this scene so powerful is the fact that Anne gives in to Richard’s ways after she knows that he killed her husband and her father-in-law. What makes it even more powerful is that we, the audience, find it hard to believe a modern woman would give in to Richard that quickly, or at all. Also we know that the only reason he is trying to marry her is to get closer to the crown. We know this because he says: ‘‘The readiest way to make the wench amends Is to become her husband and her father, The which will I, not all so much for love, As for another secret close intent’’ I think that i...   [tags: Papers] 882 words
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Comparison/Contrast: The Merchant of Venice and Richard III - In William Shakespeare’s tale of The Merchant of Venice and Richard III both plays show similar qualities as well as differences between the two plays. The Merchant of Venice and Richard III are similar in that both plays have women that are independent. These women are not afraid to speak up and lash out with hard words towards who they do not prefer. In the Merchant of Venice, Portia never gives up. She is a very strong character and goes as far as to dress as a man and pretends to be a lawyer in order to save Antonio....   [tags: powerful women, death, friendship]
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Richard III and the Stability of England - Richard III and the Stability of England Richard became King of England on July the sixth 1483 after the heir to the throne was proclaimed illegitimate. Whether this claim was true or not is questionable. During Richards reign, the stability of England has been debated. Was he the ruler England needed to end the 'Wars of the Roses' and bring stability back to the English people. Or did he cause England to be restless and unsettled. Is it a good thing that Henry Tudor defeated him in the Battle of Bosworth....   [tags: Papers] 807 words
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Trickery or Treat in Richard the Third - Trickery or Treat in Richard the Third In the play "Richard III", Richard's trickery and manipulation ultimately leads to his downfall. His goals are based on what he can get from others and how they can help him, not on helping himself. This paper shows how Richard uses his skills of trickery and manipulation to not only move up on the hierarchy, but to actually get elected king. He uses his trickery to get Anne his wife to help move up his position on the hierarchy; he uses his trickery to get elected and to get his men to fight for him and not for the better of the country....   [tags: Papers] 539 words
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An Absence of Morality in Shakespeare´s Richard III - ... iv. 236-37). To which the murderers reply “you are deceived. your brother [Richard] hates you” (I. iv. 239-40). Clarence comes to the realization that Richard if fact, does not care whether he lives or dies, and his apparent care for him was nothing but a ruse. Richard hiring assassins to kill his own brother, whom he just told he would save, solidifies the idea that he lacks a set of morals. The killing of his brother reveals that nothing will get in between Richard and his quest to take the throne....   [tags: William Shakespeare, literary analysis]
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The Ups and Downs of Richard Nixon´s Life - ... Richard joined Office of Price Administration, but shortly after he left to join the Navy. Nixon was primarily ordered to Ottumwa, Iowa, however, transferred to the South Pacific theater. When he transferred her served as a combat Air Transport Command on the island of New Caledonia, Green Island and Bougainville in the Solomon Islands. Richard served as many positions as an elected official. Richard had gotten the idea to be a congressman in 1946, when people from Whittier came and told Nixon to run for congress....   [tags: Politics, USA, President]
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Richard in William Shakespeare's Play - Richard in William Shakespeare's Play In Richard's opening speech, Shakespeare tells us some things that you need to know about Richard, but not all. The opening speech gives a hint as to what is going to happen, as what Richard says in his opening speech is seen later on in the play. However, there are some things we don't find out until later in the play. In Richard's opening speech we learn that he has laid 'plots', and 'inductions dangerous'. We later learn that the 'plots' are to kill Clarence, and to seize the crown....   [tags: Papers] 475 words
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The Evil of Richard the Third - The Evil of Richard III Shakespeare Richard III was a traitor, a murderer, a tyrant, and a hypocrite. The leading characteristics of his mind are scorn, sarcasm, and an overwhelming contempt. It appears that the contempt for his victims rather than active hatred or cruelty was the motive for murdering them. Upon meeting him he sounds the keynote to his whole character. " I, that am curtailed of this proportion, cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deform'd, unfinish'd sent before my time Into this word scarce half made up"( 1.1.20-23) The first scene of the play begins with a soliloquy, which emphasizes Richard's physical isolation as he appears alone a...   [tags: essays research papers] 956 words
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The Tragedy of King Richard the Second: The Garden of the Kingdom - ... Shakespeare has the Queen specify that the gardeners will talk about the state of England to signal that the reader should examine the next conversations more thoroughly and look for a reference to King Richard and his rule. As the gardener’s speech continues, he orders the other workingmen to tend to their gardens. Additionally, the gardener explains that King Richard and his advisors are responsible for King Richard’s downfall. The gardeners speak for the common man and his opinion on King Richard’s rule....   [tags: england, downfall, nobles]
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Richard - When Bolingbroke accuses Mowbray of murdering the Duke of Gloucester, Richard knows that there is a chance of Mowbray telling about Richard's involvement in the crime. Gaunt also understands Richard's position but he also knows that there is no stopping Richard, because "... correction lieth in those hands / which made the fault that we cannot correct" (I, ii, 4-5). Richard is seen as God's representative on Earth and only Richard can punish himself, so it is a matter only God can resolve."God's is the quarrel - for God's substitute,His deputy anointed in His sight,Hath caus'd his death..."Although Gaunt seems satisfied with this fact in Act I, scene ii, later, from his...   [tags: essays research papers] 607 words
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Stylistic Techniques in "Richard III" - Throughout the Play Richard III, author William Shakespeare incorporates great uses of stylistic features to aid the overall quality of the story and to help achieve success within the very complicated plot. In an attempt to intensify Richard's plot to gain the throne of England, he uses three specific minor plays, to create an overall production for the audience. The first play which we see involves Richard connecting directly with the audience on the same level in Act 1 Scene 1. He tells us that despite the recent bloodshed and destruction caused by the War of the Roses, he is in full swing in an attempt to take over the throne of England....   [tags: European Literature] 577 words
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The Influences of Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince on Richard the Third - ... Machiavelli advised his Prince that if he wanted to gain a position that didn’t belong to him, he would have to be ready to kill the defenders of that space. He warned the Prince that the deed might anger God, but implied that there was no other way to truly succeed. Richard seemed to be channeling Machiavelli’s mindset. Though a man who is willing to kill all of his family might seem like a bit of an idiot, Richard was anything but. He commited his crimes quite viciously, but like a true late-night crime show serial killer, he made sure to carefully cover his tracks....   [tags: murder, heir, loyalty] 616 words
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Henry VII & Richard III - Henry VII & Richard III Richard the Third had just recently become King of England. But he did not know that soon he would not Henry Tudor was from Wales. His surname was really spelt 'Tewdwr.' It was changed to the English way though when he became King of England. Henry was too to France by his Uncle Jasper in 1471, fourteen years before the Battle of Bosworth. His uncle took him to Brittany. There, Henry learnt a lot. He learnt about warfare, treachery and betrayal. He also learned about court politics and how to keep supporters....   [tags: European Europe History] 371 words
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The Killing Spree of Richard Speck - The Killing Spree of Richard Speck Throughout the twentieth century, there have been many mass/serial killers. One killer who may be over-shadowed by the likes of Ted Bundy or Paul Bernardo, is Richard Speck. To some, Speck may be considered a "lightweight" in the mass murder world but to his victims and their families, he is a man of sub-human character. To prove his poor character, on that frightful night, while he was raping one of his victims he calmly said to her, "Would you mind putting your legs on my back?"(www.flashback.net/~slayer/speck.htm)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Richard Wright’s Hunger: Analysis of Black Boy - Desires of all types plague the human mind constantly. Certain desires are obvious and necessary, such as food and water. Others are more unique to humanity, such as education, respect, and love. When something or someone seems to stand in the way of an important yearning, desire becomes hunger. Over the course of world history, minorities have been repeatedly denied some of their most basic desires. An example would be the treatment of African-Americans in the United States until the later twentieth century....   [tags: African American History, Rebellion, Literacy]
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Richard Hofstadter's The Age of Reform - Richard Hofstadter's The Age of Reform In 1955, Richard Hofstadter wrote his Pulitzer Prize winning book The Age of Reform, about the Gilded Age. Hofstadter’s arguments about the Populist and Progressive movements and their origins started debate and renewed scholarship on the Populist and Progressive movements. Many historians did not agree with Hofstadter’s arguments and published their own papers stating their conclusions based on their own research. This scenario occurs all the time in the history field....   [tags: Literature History Papers] 2100 words
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Hunger of Memory the Education of Richard Rodriguez; Book Critique. - ... Later on he claims not to like affirmative action, it began to bother him that his skin color and ethnicity made him look disadvantaged and set him as a role model for other Hispanics. Richard found himself once more caught in between two sides; affirmative action opened doors for him but at the same time diminished his role as a student being treated just like any other American. In the last chapter Rodriguez reflects on his life as a writer and the impact his family had in his life; his mother’s idea of privacy and the need of publicity as a writer didn’t get along so he decided to make his like public writing essays where he talked about his family against his mother’s will, who was c...   [tags: autobiography, catholicism, bilingual education] 1577 words
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Richard Drew and His Revolutionary Invention: Scotch Tape - ... Richard Drew’s breakthrough invention of transparent tape was a big hit with American families. The Great Depression hit the United States in the 1930s, but soon after Drew’s invention, many people began to buy and appreciate his marvelous invention. Americans found that transparent tape could be used to fix various household items, from taping torn pages of a book, to mending broken toys. The transparent tape was incredibly versatile. Since Americans had less available income to spend, they turned to scotch tape to mend mundane items but also to make objects last for longer periods of time....   [tags: Repair, Transparent]
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Richard - “Richard Wright: Author of Black Boy” Richard Wright’s “Black Boy” depicts the different observations of the South and the North. In the South, Wright faces pre-depression and racism. In the North, Wright faces the conflicts from the Communist party. At the end of Black Boy, Wright quotes “What had I got out of living in the city. What had I got out of living in the South?”(Wright 452) Wright’s thought of the South was that the South was a socially unreconstructed region where blacks who asserted their basic human rights invited punishment or death....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Political Career of Richard Nixon - Richard Nixon served as the 37th president of the United States. He is well known for the infamous Watergate scandal and was remembered by the American people as the first president to resign from office. However, he is also undoubtedly one of the most influential political figures when it comes to guiding the nation through one of its toughest time periods in history, as well as breaking the ice on foreign diplomacy with socialist countries such as China and the Soviet Union. Despite his downfall involving the Watergate Hotel, he had dedicated a tremendous amount of effort in domestic and world politics; and made numerous contributions during his life as a politician, which would give enou...   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Political Career Of Richard Nixon - A few weeks after the United States entered World War II a young man named Richard Nixon went to Washington, D.C. In January 1942 he took a job with the Office of Price Administration. Two months later he applied for a Navy commission, and in September 1942 he was commissioned a lieutenant, junior grade. During much of the war he served as an operations officer with the South Pacific Combat Air Transport Command, rising to the rank of lieutenant commander.      After the war Nixon returned to the United States, where he was assigned to work on Navy contracts while awaiting discharge....   [tags: biography Bio History Politics Nixon Essays]
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Richard Nixon and the Watergate Scandal - June 17th, 1972 would be a day America would never forget--it was the start of one of the largest scandals in our government. Richard Nixon was president of the United States and the people trusted him. However this trust would be betrayed, as he got involved in something now known as the Watergate Scandal. This was an interesting time in history because it was a large cover up by the Republican Party. Also, how different people reacted to this event was fascinating because some people were so blind to the truth, that they stuck behind Nixon even once tapes and other credible evidence against him was produced....   [tags: American History Politics Political Science]
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Richard Wright Did Not Help The African American Community - Many critics have categorized Richard Wright’s characters as racist. They feel that his writing did not help, but hurt the African America community. African American critics say that his writings amplified the preconceived notions of whites that black people could not be trusted, were not worthless, and were incapable of making decisions on their own. His critics wanted black writers to be portrayed as trustworthy, educated, and were equally. Through his writings, Richard Wright was able to share with the world the hatred, fear, and violence that African American men face, including himself experienced on a day to day basis....   [tags: biography, racist, unstable childhood]
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Tone, Theme, and Symbolism in Boy at the Window” by Richard Wilbur - ... As stated in Chapter 10, Poets rely heavily on sound effects, choosing words that not only convey sound but also emphasize the particular sound (tone) they want the reader to sense (Clugston, 2010). They choose to do this to help us get connected to what we are reading. The author intensified the tone of this poem by including rhyme into his poem. He emphasized the vowels making it more dramatic. The tone being used is an emotional meaning to the author and what he watched his five year old go through....   [tags: poetry, image, meaning]
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Richard Hoggart's The Uses of Literacy - In 1957 Richard Hoggart wrote The Uses of Literacy. His book was split into two parts, the first looking at the era in which he grew up, the 1930’s and the second looking at the contemporary time, which was of course the 1950’s. the aim of the book was to analyse what Hoggart saw as the decline of the popular culture of the working class. He discussed what was ‘good’ and ‘bad’ popular culture and what part they played in the two times. These things are obviously a matter of opinion and Hoggart puts his case to argue against the changes which were occurring in the 1950’s, particularly with regards the moral standards of the mass entertainment....   [tags: Literacy Essays]
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The Groundhog by Richard Eberhart - The Groundhog by Richard Eberhart In Richard Eberhart's poem "The Groundhog", the author uses his expertise in language to contrast life and death in nature. With diction and contrasting imagery the author discloses his idea that the world is in constant change. Changes in which things eventually decompose, or disappear, but also, at the same time saying that nature will renew itself. The groundhog's "senseless change" shows the irrational but ordered controlling force of nature as it decays and changes....   [tags: Papers] 336 words
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Richard Nixon Resigns from Presidency of the United States - ... The Vietnam War was just ending, and people wanted not only to bring loved ones back, but also ensure the safety of future generations. In 1974, when President Nixon resigned, the Vietnam War recently ended and President Nixon says Together with the Soviet Union we have made the crucial breakthroughs that have begun the process of limiting nuclear arms. But we must set as our goal not just limiting but reducing and finally destroying these terrible weapons so that they cannot destroy civilization and so that the threat of nuclear war will no longer hang over the world and the people....   [tags: speech, impeach, logos] 680 words
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