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    In Troilus in Cressida, there’s much disorder and chaos that makes it a very unpleasant story to read/watch. One of the central themes of the play is disorder in hierarchal society; this is discussed in Ulysses’ speech (figure out where speech is and quotes). The desire of Paris and Troilus to fight a war purely for the purpose of dominance. Ironically they state that it is in the name of ‘dignity’, but the actions they take are far from honorable. Lechery is defined in this play as the greed for power and sexual indulgence in this play. Theresites makes this observation when he says: “All argument is a whore and a cuckold...Now the dry serpigo on the subject, and war and lechery confound all” (2.3.76-80). The themes of love and war are intertwined…

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    Troilus And Criseyde Essay

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    Oculos Habent, et Non Videbunt: Sight, Perception and Interpretation in the Narrative of Troilus and Criseyde In his extended analysis of Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde, Chauncey Wood notes that “Perhaps more than any other motif in the poem, the idea of blindness is the key to unlocking the tone of the work.” The poem continually foregrounds “eyen” as a malleable symbol that encompasses both physical and metaphorical sight and perception – and the absence of these faculties – in the narrator…

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    Geoffrey Chaucer’s famous Middle English poem, Troilus and Criseyde, relays a calamitous love story set during the Trojan War. Nearly a century later, Robert Henryson, ‘Scottish Chaucerian’, authored his own poetic continuation of Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde entitled, The Testament of Cresseid. Although the two highly expressive pieces of poetry are inclusive of and are remarking on consistent characters, Chaucer and Henryson could not have composed two more vastly contrasting representations…

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    Nothing is better than to read a story of great battles between two opposing forces, especially if there are from ancient Greece. Great Aeneas was such a selfless and geat warrior compared to Hector of the Trojans who fought to be a loyal defender of his city. This will show how Aeneas is shown to be similar but better then Hector in the way that Virgil made him a mirror image of Hector from the Iliad. Aeneas is a democratic and selfless leader to his people. He demonstrates this when he…

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    hard and soft, seem all affined and kin” (I:III: 23-25). This statement signifies the fact that without order, everyone, even complete opposites, would be equal. This would create chaos, which is another main idea in the play, as without order there is chaos. He repeats this idea through the use of various contrasts, further adding to the high importance that order plays in the world. Furthermore, by saying “Distinction…lies rich in virtue and unmingled,” (I:III: 27) Shakespeare is further…

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    comparing his niece, Cressida, to Helen and usually naming Cressida the better of the two. “Because she 's kin to me, therefore she 's not so fair/as Helen: an she were/not kin to me, she would be as/fair on Friday as Helen is on Sunday” (1.2, lines 74-76). This statement puts Helen and Cressida on the same level so that Troilus is enticed by Cressida’s great value, a value so high she is rival to Helen. Pandarus compares his niece to other women, as well, usually comparing their positive…

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    They didn't speak, nor move for several seconds. "Who is it?" Geoffrey questioned, squinting his eyes as he desperately tried to make out the silhouettes face, but failed to do so. "Why'd you do it, Dad?" The clearly female voice asked. "Why?" Her voice wobbled and broke in uneven pitches as she spoke. "Cordelia? Cordelia, my darling girl please come and sit," Geoffrey begged as his now fully grown daughter stepped out from the shadows and slowly approached. She sat. An awkward silence…

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    Hiccup The Horrendous The Third In a world where dragons and Vikings exist hiccup the son of the chief is a very resourceful Viking. However, fairly small he uses his intellect to survive in the dangerous world of Vikings and dragons. An analysis of Hiccup is that he is a brave but humble Viking. This claim is proved throughout the entirety of the novel with conversational dialogue, innermore dialogue, also in conjunction with printed text. A piece of evidence paraphrased is hiccup on the day…

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    design of the original theatre resembled a mix of traditions. First of all, the name drew attention to Roman theatre tradition because before it was used for atlases, not playhouses (Gurr). Secondly, the shape bore resemblance to the gatherings of crowds in a circle around the actors when performing in a market. All of the actors had previously been trained in this fashion. Finally, the Globe opened in 1599. A huge success, the Globe thrived for 14 years. During those fourteen years, Shakespeare…

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    adaptation of Paula Hawkins best-selling novel The Girl on the Train. The novel follows a woman who has just gone through a tumultuous divorce, but finds relish in her train commute. She observes a married couple from a far on her way to work, envisioning they live a perfect romantic life, but then finds herself tied into a strange mystery involving this couple. The film has already found a trio of actresses to appear in the film with it confirmed that Emily Blunt will star in it, and that…

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