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    To be Mad or Not to be Mad? That is the Question. Have you ever thought of yourself as a tragic hero? A tragic hero a great character in a dramatic tragedy who is destined for defeat. “ According to the critic, a tragic hero has three prominent characteristics: (1) a will-power that surpasses that of average people, (2) an exceptionally intense power of feel- ing, and (3) and unusually high level of intelli- gence.”(George Detmold 219) With being a tragic hero, come a tragic flaw. A tragic flaw is a trait of the main character that leads to his or her downfall. A character with a tragic flaw is in need of an attitude adjustment. In the play, Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, is about a tragic hero named Hamlet, but he soon became mad over his fathers death, King Hamlet. The ghost of his father came to him and explained how he was murdered by his own brother, Claudius, who is now the new King. King Claudius killed King Hamlet by pouring poison in his ear, which led to there being no evidence of murder. This then leads to Hamlet's tragic flaw. He begins to contemplate suicide. In the play, Oedipus by Sophocles, is about Oedipus a King that tries to run from fate, but his fate was already decided so whether he ran from it, everything would still end up the same way. “To be or not to be: that is the question:”(William Shakespeare ) This is when we start to see Hamlet's tragic flaw. In the middle of the play he begins to contemplate suicide because he has become mad over planning…

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    Elsinore and the various dimensions of the narrative, ranging from the political and military elements of the plot to the familial aspects. Almereyda’s film, on the other hand, focus primarily on Hamlet and it is this that differentiates the adaptation from earlier productions. The poster advertising the film in essential to the the reception of the film and shapes the expectation of the audience. Franco Zeffirelli’s poster delineate the power struggle and tension between the characters, as…

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    voiceover as Hamlet watches footage of his mother, father, and Ophelia on his television and camera screens.) This method helps the audience visualize Hamlet’s torment as quickly and efficiently as possible. Rather than listen to lengthy soliloquies full of outdated language, the audience is shown Hamlet’s state of mind through his obsession with technology and how he surrounds himself with as many forms of it as possible. Because Almereyda’s adaptation focuses so heavily on technology, Hawke’s…

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    In the short documentary Shakespeare Uncovered by PBS the host Ethan Hawke led the documentary on playing Macbeth and how to play him. Macbeth written by Shakespeare in 1606 is about a man who is told one day he would become king. He takes it as he has to kill the king to become king which he ends up doing and slowly he loses his sanity until eventually he dies. Ethan Hawke goes over how one can’t just play Macbeth, that to play him you have to understand what type of life he lived and what he…

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    visit. As Ethan was playing in the block area he was the only one in this area. Grabbing blocks one by one, Ethan aligned the blocks in different zig zap paths. Instead of building a structure with the blocks, Ethan would jump over them and walk on top of them. Attempting to go faster and faster each time. Once he would jump/ walk over a path back and forth he would change the blocks into a different type of formation. After doing this for about five more times, two boys approached the block…

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    Ethan Frome, a fiction novel written by Edith Wharton relies on the setting of Starkfield, Massachusets to shape its inhabitants’ lives, their behaviors, and decisions. Starkfield provides a cold, lonely, and dark, isolated atmosphere, allowing Wharton to portray the characters in the novel as miserable and feeling trapped. The characters’ lives become unwanted, broken records similar to the continuous and never changing setting and climate of Starkfield. The use of imagery illustrated in the…

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    from the incompatibility of the significant others and is usually fueled by their distinct personalities. In Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome, Wharton exemplifies a red pickle dish as a fragile object that is reminiscent of the vulnerable relationships which leads to the eventual demise of the Fromes. One may imagine that a simple pickle dish…

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    sound judgment; ironically it doesn 't always materialize, just as in the novel Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. The main protagonist in this novel is Ethan Frome. He renders the impression of a man to be pitied because faith has dealt him with a bad hand. But, it could be argued that it is because of Ethane lack of common sense, faith itself did not deal him a bad hand, but he chooses the path that led him down to a desolate road. The story of Ethan Frome takes place…

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    “An interesting example of a s successful New England story written by someone who knew nothing of New England!” This quote was said by a critic who has read the novel “Ethan Frome.” The novel contains the aspects of love, hatred, and poverty throughout the novel. “Ethan Frome” was written by Edith Wharton and was written to practice the work of realism. Edith Wharton makes this novel as real as it could possibly get with the love affair between Ethan Frome and Mattie Silver, the hatred…

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    One of Ethan Frome’s centric ideas is that Ethan retreats from life into a vision. He escapes his reality to enjoy a few blissful moments in his dream, but never acts to make that dream come true. Harmon Gow says, “Guess he’s been in Starkfield too many winters. Most of the smart ones get away”(Wharton 6). While having every reason to leave Starkfield and his querulous wife, the man doesn’t. Ethan’s moral and social values combined with his indecisiveness cause him to retreat from life into a…

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