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  • Character Sketch Of The Queen In Hayavadana

    The protagonist the Queen is a powerful personality who has individual concept of life. The Queen becomes the most admirable character in the play because of her logical argument and her equalitarian approach. She is ‘imaginative’ and ‘sensitive’, firm in her faith and commitment, but she is a conscious woman of her place in the royal family and as a queen in the society. The dramatist has evolved her character from her childhood days to the present state of act. She is courageous, persuasive and demonstrates her ideas and actions. She is a blend of practical wisdom and commonsense. She keeps up these features of personality in all circumstances, without giving a second thought to it. By opposing everyone’s idea of offering sacrifice to gods, she shows her guts and interrogates all such gestures involved in it. She does not approve the King’s charge that her miscarriage was a result of her defiance to holy festivities. Karnad’s female seems to have marked an apogee in Bali: The Sacrifice. For the first time the emboldened female desires seem to cut through the patriarchal order. In Bali, femininity has become bold and assertive. The female here, voiced through the character of the Queen, has laid bare the inner recesses of her heart, and more importantly of her body, her need for flesh, her desire for sexual gratification have come to the fore. Rani in Naga-Mandala and Padmini in Hayavadana indulge in an extra-marital relationship but they do not express their desires…

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  • The Singer Solution To World Poverty Rhetorical Analysis

    out is that he uses slight satire to make the reader see how ridiculous their counter arguments are. When talking about readers doing their fair share he makes a comment that it would be “taking fairness too far” and that Bob was “unlucky” to have such a difficult situation. He also satirizes the reader’s reliability by saying he “trusts that readers will pick up the phone and donate”. Readers will remember phrases like this because they want want to prove him wrong. He also makes claims that…

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  • Abuse In The Movie The Pianist

    been denounced by the film industry. In fact, the film industry routinely overlooks unethical actions and illegal behavior for the purpose of economic and social success. If you haven’t seen of the movie the Pianist, you’ve probably heard of it. It made $120.1…

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  • The Importance Of Friendship In Joseph Conrad's The Secret Sharer

    The Importance of Friendship Friendship is, by definition, a relationship between two friends. Some believe that friendships are a necessity for human life. Joseph Conrad was a man who grew up not having many friends. As a young child he had missed school quite a bit from illnesses (Kathleen Wilson 200). This made it hard to have close relationships with other children. He did however gain a love for literature and the sea from his father at a young age (www.notablebiographies.com). This is…

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  • Symbolism The Road

    In Cormac McCarthry’s novel The Road, the man, who believes God has entrusted him to protect the boy from the evils and dangers of the world, is in a constant struggle between life and death. McCarthy depicts the man as a hardy character with a sensitive side towards his son. The man, struggling to survive for the sake of the boy, is ruthless, suffering, and protective. If he is pushed to his limit, the man can be ruthlessly violent. For instance, he and the boy were hiding behind an…

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  • My Papa's Waltz By Roethke

    not easy” (Roethke 656). What could be seen as a dance in actuality is the little boy trying to keep up with his drunken father? The constant walking movement of the father that is referred to in the poem as the waltz, causes a disarray of damage in the kitchen as he moves. “We romped until the pans slid from the kitchen shelf” (Roethke 656). The waltz the father and boy share is quite loud, indeed with lots of movement they start to move even the pots and pans in the kitchen. The annoyance…

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  • Themes In Jess Walter's Please And We Live In Water

    A father’s job is to care for his children, to keep them safe from harm. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way as is made clear in two Jess Walter’s stories, “Please” and “We Live in Water” from a book of the same name We Live in Water. In “Please” the son in the story lives with his mom, Carla, and her druggie boyfriend, Jeff in an environment where drugs come first. Tommy, the absentee father, has little control regarding the safety of his child. In “We Live in Water”, it is…

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  • Civil Rights Roundtable 1963 Case Study

    Emerald Nau AF AM 110 Dr. Colapierto Civil Rights Roundtable 1963 The round table discussion consisted of James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Marlon Brando, Charlton Heston, Joseph Minklelwitz, and Sidney Portier. The topics of discussion were civil rights and the March on Washington. All the men had something in common; all were entertainers in some kind of aspect, and all came to Washington for the March on Washington. As stated in the video, some of these men were long term fights, and others…

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  • Extended Metaphors In My Papa's Waltz By Roethke

    In “My Papa’s Waltz,” Roethke uses an extended metaphor, but uses different language to describe it as the poem is read. “My Papa’s Waltz” has the metaphor of dancing throughout the poem, more correctly, waltzing between a father and son. Everything from the description of the fluidity of the dance to the speakers feeling towards the dance helps create a stronger meaning behind the metaphor. Roethke uses dancing as a metaphor for the relationship between the son and the father, according to the…

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  • Audrey Hepburn: Hard Success

    Starting as a young woman who had just lived through a war, Hepburn had many challenges to face. She was starting as an unknown in the acting industry (Sonneborn). Audrey did not believe she had enough talent to become a popular star or to be the lead in any major productions or movies that could make her famous. However, Hepburn was persuaded to take a big role and she did a great job in her performance. She lacked confidence in her abilities, but with her success, she was able to…

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