Derek Reese

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  • The Role Of Nature And Science In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    In Frankenstein, Nature and science have brought a significant impact onto the characters. The progression of science combined with nature leads to a debacle. With this, there are various effects and roles shown through nature and science. Mary Shelley expresses her message about this. In her times, she was part of the transition from the Enlightenment to the Romanticist age and this led her to composing a story with nature and science competing against each other. From the struggles between the two sides, to the story of Frankenstein and the roles the characters played, and even the reasoning behind Shelley’s ideas during that time period, all of these played a role onto mankind. Nature may cause one event to happen, while science will also cause a different event to happen. The world has been changing ever since the creation of man and woman. Although both have affected mankind, nature and science lead to different effects. Nature has an emotional touch, while science is more logical. This can be seen in Frankenstein where Victor is always in the wilderness, and because of this, it leads him into deep thoughts with feelings of sadness, guilt, and worry, especially after being victimized by the monster who killed most of his relatives. A quote from Frankenstein shows this “You seek for knowledge and wisdom as I once did; and I ardently hope that the gratification of your wishes may not be a serpent to sting you, as mine has been.” (Shelley 22). Science, on the other hand,…

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  • Feminism In Legally Blonde

    When we hear about Legally Blonde we always think of the 2001 hit comedy starring Reese Witherspoon as the bubbly blonde lawyer, which was always dressed in pink, and seemed to fulfill the dumb blonde stereotype. Though this is just scratching the surface of Legally Blonde, as we look deeper into the story it is actually a feminist story, one of confidence, friendship, and defending what you believe in. Elle Woods is a sorority girl that seems to have it all, and she wants nothing more than to…

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  • Just Go With It Movie Analysis

    The top two female actresses I believe are the best are Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. The top two male actors that I believe to be the best actors are Adam Sandler and Will Smith. Jennifer Aniston: Just Go with It stars one of my favorite actors, Adam Sandler, and one of my favorite actresses, Jennifer Aniston. One of the reasons why she is one of my favorite actresses is the fact that her sense of humor comes out and stands out in every film or show that she does. For example, in…

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  • Just Like Heaven Analysis

    The movies Sweet Home Alabama and Just Like Heaven have further in common than just the leading lady, Reese Witherspoon. These two movies represent the romantic ideals of society in appropriately similar ways. Both movies teach valuable lessons in telling how Hollywood chooses to portray what the concept of love is and how it develops in romantic films. In Sweet Home Alabama the first concept of love is the chemistry between the two characters. Right off the bat, the chemistry between the two…

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  • Jennifer In Pleasantville

    2000s and there is no clear connection with the environment Gitell is describing and the current environment the teenagers are living in. When the audience gets a brief view of the two teenagers in class towards the beginning of the movie we notice the teachers mentioning modern problems that are alarming. Gitell describes the two teenagers and the modern problems as “Tobey Maguire plays David, a modern-day teenager who spends his days at school getting lectured about scary modern problems like…

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  • Hamlet And Death Of A Salesman Comparison Analysis

    Throughout time, humans have displayed many positive and negative life experiences. These experiences can be categorized under various themes, ranging from; love even onto betrayal, and through these themes human emotions and experiences can be studied. “Hamlet,” by William Shakespeare, and “Death of a Salesman,” by Arthur Miller, are two well written plays, displaying a both very tragic and thematic approach. Although, they take place in two very different time periods, under two very…

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  • Sanity And Madness In Hamlet

    One’s sanity is not something you can control. Without sanity comes madness, but it is within our minds and grows over time if not released or helped. For Hamlet, he chooses to give the appearance as if he is mad I order to find the truth about his father’s death. At the beginning of his plan, everything is going good but as time goes by Hamlet is slowly losing control of his madness, and his mind begins to spin out of control. Something that started as an act of insanity or antic disposition…

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  • Hamlet's Descent Into Madness Analysis

    As Hamlet’s story begins, we see that he consciously slips into madness; After some time, we can see that his hallucinations start getting more and more real, which we can assume as to him becoming actually mad. We could say that in his eyes, the means justified the ends, and he had his ends very clearly objectified, but as the progress of achieving the ends occurs, the ends became blurry and his actions insane, which lead me to believe he was a little.. off and, undoubtedly, depressed even…

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  • Shakespeare's Soliloquy In Hamlet

    In William Shakespeare’s tragic play, Hamlet, a young prince must avenge his father’s death by killing his uncle who murdered his father and married his widowed mother. This is not a simple task as Hamlet is no murderer, yet by circumstance and chance he is led down a path of no return in which he becomes a murderer, albeit a rightful one, like his uncle. The complex character of Hamlet that develops throughout the play aids in conveying the message of what true nobility is and also helps set…

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  • The Consequences Of Revenge In Hamlet

    In the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, the title character Hamlet’s mind is violently pulled in divergent directions about the morals of murder. He feels an obligation to avenge his father’s death and thinks that it may be excused, since it is a case of “an eye of an eye.” But he is conflicted because the Bible has also taught him that murder is a sin and revenge should be left to God. Hamlet’s struggle to interpret this moral dilemma and his indecision together, are the ultimate cause of…

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