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    Alexander Pope and Anti-Feminism One of several English authors we read during the semester was Alexander Pope. He was born in London in 1688 and was very ill as a child. He practiced Roman Catholicism. Pope wrote during the English Augustin Era. He is best known for his heroic couplets which are bountiful in The Rape of the Lock. Alexander Pope’s works such as The Rape of the Lock are often debated on whether or not Pope was supportive of or against feminism. Although feminism would have a much different connotation then present day the principle can still be applied to further analyze his written work. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) gives the following definition for the word feminism, “Advocacy of equality of the sexes and…

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    From his adult height of 4’6’’ to his lack of a formal education because of his religion, Alexander Pope was often counted out throughout his life, but he overcame these problems again and again to impact the literary world. Alexander Pope lived during the restoration period, a tumultuous time. During this time, many things were happening in Britain. Pope was born in 1688, the year of the so called “Glorious Revolution” in which William and Mary became the rulers of Britain. Although things like…

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    story of Rodrigo Borgia more famously known as Pope Alexander VI. Pope Alexander IV has been written into history as one of the most scandalous popes of the Renaissance era. His legacy is tarnished with alleged murders, incestuous relationships, and nepotism. Many biographies have been written about Rodrigo chiming in on the scandal involved in his house. There’s even a television drama series in which depicts some of the things that may have transpired…

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    It is unquestionable that the reign of King Henry VIII was more duplicitous than the reign of Pope Alexander VI, due to Henry’s extremely loathsome and reprehensible behavior during his reign. Henry’s actions took the lives of thousands, as well emotionally traumatized the lives of thousands more. His wives primarily fell victim to Henry’s duplicitous acts as they were the closest to him during his periods of unrest. They regularly feared for their lives, which was a true suspicion for Anne of…

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    The contemporary world of Alexander Pope is unquestionably trivialised through his use of mock-epic and satire, it is not so often acknowledged for the skill in which Pope parodies the epic form which makes the mock-epic and the epic undoubtedly conjoined in the experience they provide the reader. The epic poem, like all other literary forms, has continually been used as a vehicle in which beliefs and values resonate from one generation to the next. On account of the fact that epics have…

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    Philosophical Underpinning: Alexander Pope Whenever religion is “put on the table” there are likely two outcomes that can play out. Either people evade the conversation completely, in order to not start heated debates, or it can have the opposite effect. People would clamor to say their belief is just. The same can be said when it comes to the power of God(s) or lack of. Individuals on one hand would say God works in mysterious ways and those ways cannot be questioned. Others would say, with…

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    Nature, Poetry, and the Role of the Criticism What is the purpose of poetry? This question has been debated within the literary realm for centuries. However, Joseph Addison and Alexander Pope provided an answer to this question. Addison addresses the topic of poetry and art in his writings for The Spectator while Pope’s views on the subject can be found in “An Essay on Criticism.” Both authors address the role that nature plays in art while assessing how the two compare. These two authors also…

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    before battle. An army of guardians defend their goddess. The enemy wounds the hero, starting a war and handicapping her for eternity. These heroic metaphors create just a dent in Alexander Pope’s satirical epic The Rape of the Lock. In reality, the woman’s armor is her makeup, the guardians are just a group of ineffectual sprites, and a lock of hair is stolen from the hero’s head, causing a trifling temper tantrum. The Rape of the Lock can be compared to Beowulf in that it follows the…

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    7 October 2011 Effects on Nurses Working Long Hours Patients in a hospital and/or healthcare facilities have to be cared for all day and all night, everyday of the week by nurses. The usual way to fulfill this need is to divide up the day into three 8-hour shifts. Different shifts have been put into place to help improve nurse satisfaction, decrease the nursing shortage and save the hospital money. The 24-hour day is made up of two 12-hour shifts; 12 hours in the day and 12 hours at night.…

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    Sylvia Plath has written poetry that fully explores the profound depth of the human psyche. Through her use of confessional poetry and psychic landscape, her poetry delves into the multifaceted layers of the human condition. Plath herself came across as a very complicated and perplexing individual, and in her style of writing, she conveys the inner state of her mind. To read her poetry without the context of her mental state, few readers could comprehend the intensity and compelling suffering…

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