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  • Medieval Jester Research Paper

    Medieval Jester Research Paper Jesters are a unique part of medieval history. Shi Huangdi, the emperor who built the Great Wall of China, wanted to paint it. His jester, You Zhan, jokingly made fun of this idea, and convinced him not to follow through with the idea, saving China thousands of lives, money, and lots of paint. You Zhan was regarded as a national hero. A jester’s job was to entertain the king and his court, and is one of the most recognizable medieval characters. A jester’s daily life varied from jester to jester, and from day to day. There were many different types of jesters, and they came in all shapes and sizes. Jesters had many names, such as buffoons, fools, and court jesters. There was different types of jesters, such as…

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  • The Importance Of Self-Knowledge In Shakespeare's King Lear

    Cordelia is “herself a dowry” (1, 1.225). Cordelia is therefore rewarded for her honesty with a husband who truly values her for who she is, not what she can give him. Kent speaks the truth to his superior King Lear, the fool, and Reagan’s husband Cornwall regardless of the consequences. After learning that King Lear dismissed the only daughter that truly loved him, and foolishly rewarded his other two greedy daughters, he tells Lear that this was a foolish decision. In a fit of anger, Lear is…

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  • Divorce In A Midsummer Night's Room

    symbol for mistreatment and abuse was not far-fetched for the printing shop workers struggling each day to survive while the masters live in comfort. The workers could not have openly spoken out against the bourgeois masters due to socioeconomic conditions in eighteenth century France. As previously mentioned, the masters provided the apprentices and journeymen with minimal work, food, and sleep. The workers were surviving, but barely. Additionally, the masters, as leaders of the powerful…

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  • Common Themes In King Lear

    sympathized with, as Regan scolds him for being a sorry old man and should apologize to Goneril. Lear refuses and urges Regan to allow him to visit her place but she denies him any entry commanding him dismiss all his knights claiming that he does not even need one servant. Lear is outraged and even more so when it is finally revealed to him that Regan and Goneril were in cohorts to betray him. He and the Fool is then casted outside on the heath in the raging storm with madness crouching on in…

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  • The Importance Of TPPA Negotiations

    The Trade unions and the employees in New Zealand (NZ) have kept expressing their concerns over the secrecy of TPPA negotiations through various protests. On the 25th of March this year, thousands of people around NZ came out to protest against the government’s position over the TPPA. The secret nature of the TPPA was criticised. Moreover, the secrecy was considered as selling out NZ’s sovereignty to the globalization and profit-seeking corporations. Dr Jane Kelsey, a professor at the Auckland…

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  • Blindness In Shakespeare's King Lear

    Ferguson Tamblyn’s theory, all of these misfortunes could have been avoided had King Lear decided to see the truth instead of his own altered reality. Some of his blindness could be explained by his failing mind, but it is pretty clear that he was going to see what he wanted to see, no matter how far from the truth it really was. Over the course of the play, King Lear becomes more and more blind because of the madness taking over his mind. The Fool speaks very bluntly about King Lear and…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Labor Unions During The Glided Age

    Throughout history labor unions have been and are debated. The labor unions versus capitalism are a major subject matter that has separated our country into two separate political parties. Whether, unions are practical and mandatory for our economy, or just another conflict added to the list of problems our country already has. Although, the general opinion of part of today’s labor unions have become redundant and can eventually be risky, labor unions of the Glided Age were necessary.…

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  • Political Corruption In Venice

    Although Smith recognized that guilds have the possibility to create political corruption in governments, this was not the case in Venice, as the Venetian government controlled the flow of commissions in the city: "Like virtually every other trade practiced in the city, the arts were protected and controlled by the state" (Brown 41). Since the government held control over the market, they would decide who would receive commissions to suit their own needs. For instance, one of the most frequent…

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  • The Theme Of Madness In Shakespeare's King Lear

    be you that stirs these daughters’ hearts against their father, fool me not so much to bear it tamely; touch me with noble anger, and let not women’s weapons, water-drops, stain my man cheeks” (2.2.463-67). Despite Lear’s clear loss of power, he is still trying to salvage whatever ounce of it that he can. Lear is trying to hang onto one of the only things he has left, which is his masculinity and the power that nature should bestow upon him for being a man and a father. As Lear enters into a…

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  • Summary Of Soliloquies In Shakespeare's Richard The III

    In the opening Act of Richard the III, Shakespeare introduces the protagonist, Richard, with a soliloquy, revealing a brilliant and witty mind within a deformed body. The house of York, as described, has taken power and Edward “this son of York” has been crowned king. In lines 1-41 of Act 1, Scene 1, Richard reflects on how these events affect him. He begins the plots and descriptions that will fool successive characters (like his brothers). Shakespeare uses soliloquies as a mode of expressing…

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