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    As depicted by the countless sold copies of this sort, tragedies appeal to the pathos of human pity. Having been distinguished from their beginning in ancient Greece, when authors such as Sophocles and Homer wrote rhetorics that are still being taught today. In fact, famous, talented Elizabethan playwright, William Shakespeare is best known for his tragedies including the acclaimed Romeo and Juliet. Therefore, it is no surprise that he exquisitely produced the play “Othello”, illustrating the main character, Othello, as a tragic hero. A tragic hero is a literary character who makes a judgment error that leads to his/her own destruction. What makes the envied moor military general, Othello, a tragic hero is his self-centered nature, observing his flaws until it is too late; his gullibility, letting him get manipulated; and his jealousy, clouding his eyes from reason. Othello is an outsider to Venice, a moor nonetheless, yet his credible dexterity as a soldier and value to the state make him self-centered. This self-centeredness must not be confused with high self-esteem, as demonstrated he does not have due to his many insecurities. In fact, Othello is a minority and he knows so, but as seen when he speaks with the Duke of Venice, “ I do beseech you, send for the lady to the Sagittary, and let her speak of me before her father: If you do find me foul in her report, The trust, the office, I do nold of you, not only take away, but let your sentence even fall upon my life”,…

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    The poem “Good Hours” by Robert Frost is a poem that alludes the feeling of solitude and loneliness to its readers. Frost himself faced a great deal of heartbreak in his time. While “Good Hours” is one of his lesser known poems, it is no doubt beautiful and artistic in the least. Much like almost all of Frost’s poems, this poem uses nature to reveal and analyze the narrator’s feelings. Renowned poet, Robert Frost, in his poem, “Good Hours”, describes a scenic walk through a village on a winter…

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    In other words, he is trying to explain the word loneliness with figures and letters, which is tough and unique. "Introduction to Poetry" was one of the easy and straightforward poems. In this poem, Billy Collins explains that how the readers want to get a brief meaning of what the poem says without paying attention to spending time on it and think about it to fully understand it. He believes that today 's readers don 't appreciate literature and the art of playing with the words and sentences.…

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    eyes, and hearts To have the touches dearest prized. Heaven would that she these gifts should have, And I to live and die her slave. (3.2 137-142) Orlando’s poems in the forest are a symbol of his love for Rosalind. Indeed, Orlando is emphasizing his love for Rosalind by being her slave. Orlando starts out as being realistic until he goes into mythology. As Rosalind goes through the poem, he envisions Rosalind as an object of pure and good. It seems as though Orlando is just pleasing and…

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    Hamlet Monolog Analysis

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    Hamlet’s monolog is one governed by rationality. It is a meditation on life and death, being alive and not being, over the disadvantages of existence and the act of suicide. Hamlet compares life with death. He sees life as missing the power, humans as being exposed to the blows of life and outrageous fortune. The only way to dodge the blows will be to stop existing. The death is thus a desirable state. Nevertheless, it is also seen as a journey to the unknown, to a place for which there is no…

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    Ruth Fordman Monologue

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    We sat around the cabin in as close to a circle as we could. It smelled musky with a hint of dust—Ancient and thoroughly cleaned. The room was freezing and I grasped my sweater closer to my body. I looked around, checking the scene. Around me were many pale faces with baggy eyes and droopy lids. Ruth Fordman and I were the only people of color in the room. “Oh lord, here we go” I thought to myself. I could feel the heavy weight of my heart beating faster against my chest as I was filled with the…

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    Larry Levis

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    instead creates beautiful images of the memories of his father. The poem begins with the typical storytelling style that characterizes the poetry of Larry Levis. The following verse begins with a memory that remains vivid in the poet's…

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    Kylin Munger Intro to Literature Poetry Analysis Due: 2-23-18 Poetry Analysis: “Daddy” and “How Do I Love Thee” Sylvia Plath was an author in the Modern Era in which she wrote her poem entitled “Daddy” (Plath). In her poem, Plath reflects the Modern Era in which her attitude and words convey the relationship she had with her father. The second author, Elizabeth Barrett Browning with her poem, “How Do I Love Thee” (Barrett Browning) was a poet in the Victorian Era. Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s…

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    “Eveline” is the story of a girl who is unable to move forward in life. No matter what she does, she finds herself paralyzed and stuck living the unfortunate life she believes she is destined. The short story, written in 1914, is the fourth short story in a collection written by James Joyce called “Dubliners.” Each story in the collection portrays a part of the life of a middle-class family living in Dublin, Ireland in the 1900s. “Eveline” depicts the story of a young girl, Eveline, who is…

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    Are stories even more than what we know; just a fairytale that has no meaning? In the beginning of Salman Rushdie’s novel, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, a question arises from the character of Mr. Sengupta, “What’s the use of stories that aren’t even true?” (Rushdie 20). Throughout the story, there are many thoughts in which we can find the answer to this question. Many people may say that there is no use for stories that aren’t real in reason of they do not help us in our daily lives. What…

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