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    Don Juan Canto 1 Essay

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    In the poem “Don Juan Canto One” by Lord Byron, the question can be asked of whether Don Juan is a funny piece like Byron says or if it is not a very funny piece like his publisher John Murray believes. The first canto can be divided into three parts. Part one is where Bryon describes Don Juan’s parents and their relationship. The second part Byron shows Don Juan at age sixteen and Don Juan sleeping with a married woman named Julia. The third and last part Byron shows the aftermath of Don Juan’s and Julia’s indiscretion. Each section has elements in it that will determine whether the poem was intended to be funny or not. One element that will determine if the intention of the poem is to be funny is the mood of the poem. A second element that will determine the intention of the poem is the stereotype used by Bryon in each of the parts. The last element that will determine the purpose of the poem either being funny or not is the…

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    The Plot Twist of Men and Women Stereotypes In Pushkin’s The Stone Guest Don Juan is known for his seductive past, who is now willing to devote his life to Doña Anna while surrendering all of the other women he admires. Yet, Pushkin’s character Laura also has seductive tendencies, but she has no regard in settling down. Unfortunately in the 21st century women are known for their sex appeal and Laura’s character happened to enhance how women are portrayed today. Women and men may indeed live on…

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    who skips classes, doesn’t do homework, and doesn’t study that is succeeding. Camus may suggest that we do not need the education to live a good life. He may suggest we should just stick to what we already know. However, studies show that individuals with college degrees earn significantly more income in their lifetime than those who do not; it would be extremely difficult to live freely as Camus suggests without money. Additionally, what if we felt like doing bad things? Again, Camus would…

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    The works of the Romantic period were shaped by changing ideas, and current social and political change, reflecting and commenting on this upheaval in their works often through an adherence to or a divergence from genre. The novel experienced a lot of experimentation in this period, Scott’s Waverley being the bestselling example of this . The combination of a National tale and one of the first uses of the historical novel genres together worked allowed Scott to consider political and social…

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    At the end of Act Two, we see Don Juan’s desire for female beauty as he flatters Leonor, thinking she is Estela, saying she would recognise her own beauty if she looked in the mirror; Vos sois discreta, y sabéis que adoraros es fuerza si al cristal queréis miraros The reference to a mirror here highlights the Neoplatonic notion that the eyes emit rays of love which enter the soul of one’s lover, while the rhyming couplet emphasises the idea that love and vision are connected and that…

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    intermingling and alterations of pre-existing ones, Byron creates no distinct new genre but utilising the conventions of many different ones. The dichotomy of the traditional epic hero narrative and the witty burlesque in Don Juan can be encapsulated in every stanza, and sometimes in a single line due to Byron’s careful use of and engagement with form. Don Juan’s famous maxim that “Pleasure’s a sin, and sometimes sin’s a pleasure” (Byron HERE) was enough to enrage and intrigue a mass audience,…

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    Bryon's Genius Works

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    Growing up as a kid, he never really thought that he would ever be recognized as much as he is today for his work. There were three poems from Lord Byron that were studied during class. There were three main messages in She Walks in Beauty, From Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage Apostrophe to the Ocean, and From Don Juan. First of all, there was one main message in Byron’s poem, She Walks in Beauty. The message that was most apparent in my opinion, was that in most cases, guys want the one thing they…

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    “Don Juan’s achievement is not to reinterpret or recreate but to destroy the epic form by a comprehensive attach on the whole tradition of epic poetry – its style, its structure, and its values” (Lauber) This shows the idea of selfhood for Lord Byron. He went against the grain and created something nobody before him had. Although going against the grain can barely put it into perspective when destroying the epic form is the chosen way to describe it. Due to the nature of the poem, some readers…

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    Juanito, the boy that mimics the cherubic expressions of an angel, was fated to live a life of a pauper. Growing up, Juanito wasn’t granted the access of the love and affection other parents had over their children. It wasn’t that his parents didn’t love him, nor that he hated his parents, they were simply never there. If it weren’t for the current government that we live in today, Juanito would live a life of anarchy. He isn’t crazy, but for some unknown reason, he prefers to live in anarchy…

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    In “Mutability”, by Percy Bysshe Shelley, and “She Walks in Beauty”, by Lord Byron, the sonnets show the simple beauty of natural humans and how complex it can be. In “She Walks in Beauty”, the woman is analyzed through contradictions from “dark” and “bright”. The sonnet emphasizes on how someone’s beauty is perfection because amongst all the darkness, she still illuminates with her purity. Byron is viewing this woman through exaggeration of unnatural beauty, but somehow her contradicting…

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