Christopher Cox

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  • Essay On Marc Anthony In Julius Caesar

    In William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, the line “Et tu, Brute?” stands out as one of the most famous lines in the play. The only problem, however, is that Julius Caesar did not say that line upon being stabbed twenty-three times. Although the play Julius Caesar seems quite credible, Shakespeare has indeed embellished a few parts of it. In the play, the character of Marc Antony does not correspond to historical texts; but the assassination of Julius Caesar in essence does stand validated with…

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  • Why Is Hamlet's First Soliloquy

    Essay on Hamlet To be or not to be (Act 3, scene 1, lines 56-88) Who would have thought that the words "To be or not to be" would stand the test of time? These six words have echoed through thousands of actors' mouths and a myriad of books have recited these famously written words from William Shakespeare's pen. His colourful words paint worlds and his complex characters bring out a broad spectrum of feelings in us - and at times he makes us question our lives. Shakespeare's renowned soliloquy…

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  • Symbolism In The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho

    How can a person find their Personal Legend? How will anyone know what it is? These questions intrigue Santiago, a gaunt shepherd from southern Spain. In The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho depicts this boy's search of his Personal Legend or personal calling through his journey to the Pyramids of Egypt. On his search for treasure, he gains riches and great wisdom, which surround him with a serene aura. This novel is a thought-provoking novel that incorporates symbols which transfix the reader with the…

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  • Essay On The Role Of Women In Othello

    William Shakespeare is a writer from the 16th century and is to this day still seen as the greatest English poet of all time. His play Othello was written between 1601 and 1604, it was first performed by the King’s Men in 1604. Othello is a play about a general, named Othello, who is being manipulated into thinking that his wife, Desdemona, is unfaithful. The way that women are represented in this play, differs from the way women were viewed during Shakespeare’s time. During the Elizabethan era…

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  • Humorous Decisions In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

    The way the teenage brain works and the story of Romeo and Juliet have a lot more in common than what some people think. Romeo and Juliet is a play written by Shakespeare , the setting is in Verona about a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families. This feud causes tragic results to the main characters in the play, Romeo and Juliet. These events contrast hatred and revenge with love and a secret marriage, forcing the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly and die tragically in…

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  • Role Of Globalization In 1492

    restricted. People were generally uneducated and their life focused on creating family, supporting which other by constructing foods and observing their religion to secure the afterlife. During this period the colonisation of South America took place. Christopher Columbus’s voyages, Spain was the first European rule to settle and colonize the area, from North America and the Caribbean to the southern tip of South America. Spanish cities were established as early as 1496 with Santo Domingo in…

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  • Courage In Beowulf And The Bible

    Courage is one of the most prominent underlying themes throughout Beowulf. It invests itself in every challenge faced in the warrior culture. The great heroes must go forth fearlessly into every battle, or hardship that awaits them in order to enhance their own reputation. Through Beowulf one can see how courage was much more than an attribute, but a lifestyle. The Bible has a much different take on courage, explaining that it comes from God and he is the one who gives mankind strength, how they…

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  • Why Should We Celebrate Columbus Day

    There is no doubt that Christopher Columbus changed the world. Whether his voyages were good or bad, he did make history. He is widely known and a hero to some. Columbus Day became a federal holiday in 1937, creating an uproar of fury and merriment. The questions is, is that should Columbus Day be a holiday considering his decisions and actions? In this paper, I will state the reasons of both, why and why not Columbus Day should be a federal holiday as well as my own thought on the matter. To…

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  • Analysis Of A People's History Of The United States By Howard Zinn

    wants to show the side of history that isn 't so heroic as some of the books show it to be. With that in mind, chapter one starts off with the native americans and what happened to them because of European expansion. This starts with the arrival of Christopher Columbus. The story usually told is that Columbus shows up, discovers America, and is deemed a hero. Unfortunately, history is not all gold and glory. Zinn describes how the natives swam out to meet Columbus, gave him anything he wanted,…

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  • Analysis Of Zuazo's Report To Guillaume De Croy

    In Zuazo's report to Guillaume de Croy, written in 1517, Zuazo complains about the large death toll of the native Caribbean population, which seems like he is following in the Friar's footsteps in 1511 to stand up for the natives' rights. However, this view of the report does not take into account Zuazo's bias and goal in sending the letter to the King and his Lords. Although, on the surface of Zuazo's report, it might seem like this Spanish settler demonstrates genuine concern for the Native…

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