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    Since Arden’s dramatic representation is altered to be “by birth a gentleman of blood” (1.36), his altercation with Mosby, “the botcher” (1.25-27) becomes the quintessential new gentleman’s challenge against the birth gentry. As according to Civile and Uncivile Life, people of those times when comparing two gentleman “accompt him more or lesse honorable or worshipfull, as hee is more or lesse landed or wealthy” (Jones 21). If Arden, being of wealthier status, would have been understood by sixteenth century audiences as more honorable in consideration of his wealth, than the dramatist would have been compelled to fashion Arden as honorable and a victim of an unjust crime. Although, some critics such as Belsey, and Sullivan in a milder interpretation of Belsey’s argument would both attribute Arden’s management of land, and his disregard…

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    The Wilderness: Viewpoint in Nature as a Projection of Success In William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, a series of betrayals and unfortunate events leads up to the main characters all being placed somewhere within the forest of Arden. As the play unfolds, the theme of “power” and, more specifically, who holds this power becomes prominent in determining the outcome of each character. Similarly, Ann Radcliffe’s A Sicilian Romance introduces readers to the characters, Duke de Luovo and Madame…

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    There is a common practice to place twins in separate classes. Some schools even make a policy to separate twins even if the parents disagree. Jamison J Grime noted, “The policies of the principals... were formed from misconceived stereotypes that twins need to be separated in order to form an individual personality” (92). Stereotypes often lead to hurtful, if not damaging behavior. In the case of separation of twins in classrooms, the policies could cause lasting damage to twins. In a poll on…

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