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  • Amelia Dyer Research Paper

    There is always a secret, no one should ever know, but if a person digs hard enough they will find it. Rather it is a baby farmer who is rumored to have killed over 400 children, a man who decided to control women and bending them to his own sadistic desires, or a woman who rapes, mutilates, and kills girls with her husband. Not all the skeletons in Britain’s closet are as well known as Jack the Ripper but they are just as cruel and unusual serial killers, such as Amelia Dryer and the couple Fred and Rose West . Amelia Dyer never had an easy life, her mother was a raving lunatic and once her mother died she lived with her aunt. During the times she lived as her aunt 's charge, Amelia trained as a corset maker. In 1861 Amelia moved into lodging where she met her future husband George Thomas (Lesley). Dyer then continued on to train as a midwife before she settled as a baby farmer(Amelia Dyer ‘The Reading Baby Farmer’). Amelia Dryer opened the baby farm in the late 1860s, and took in the unmarried woman once they could no longer hide their pregnancies(Amelia Dyer: the woman who murdered 300 babies). In the victorian era, the operation of a baby farm was a booming business. Many women would come with their babies because the fathers of their children were well established and did not have to pay child support. The point of taking the child to a baby farmer was to insure the babies are well taken care of, but in Amelia Dryer’s case, she would mistreat or even kill the babies…

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  • King Lear And Gloucester Character Analysis

    In life some people are born into high status filled with luxury and other advantages, but it is up to them to maintain their power during difficult situations. In Shakespeare’s King Lear, Shakespeare has created Lear and Gloucester’s character based on the concept of nothing. Both Lear and Gloucester experience being on the top with power politically, physically, emotionally, and familially, then they hit rock bottom evening them out to nothing. Politically, Lear and Gloucester start off…

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  • Gloucester Is No Less A Tragic Figure Than His King Analysis

    “Gloucester is no less a tragic figure than his king.” By consider the role and dramatic presentation of Gloucester in the play, evaluate this view. The story of Gloucester and the mirroring story of Lear in Shakespeare's ‘King Lear’ presents both men as tragic figures, although it is arguable if Gloucester fills the requirements set out by the tragic heroes in the stories from Ancient Greece as well as his King does. In Poetics, Aristotle defines the tragic figures downfall as something that…

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  • Gloucester County School Board V G. G Case Study

    Many Americans are struggling with new laws that have been created to protect the LGBTQ community. In recent years, many states have passed the law for same sex marriage. As well as laws to protect transgenders from discrimination. Regardless of the new laws, the LGBTQ community continues to fight for equality. The case of Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. is the first transgender case to reach the Supreme Court. Gavin Grimm (G.G.) made headlines because of the discrimination he experienced…

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  • Who Is Responsible For Gloucester's Downfall

    Own Enemy? The Earl of Gloucester on the play King Lear by William Shakespeare is a nobleman in King Lear’s court, the father of two sons who do not belong to the same mother and a character whose fate matches Lear’s as latter’s daughters Goneril and Reagan resemble Gloucester’s son Edmund. Gloucester plays a critical role in the play as he demonstrates the hardships of living during the 17th century and under the Elizabethan chain of being. Nevertheless, Gloucester is responsible for his…

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  • King Lear Compare/Contrast Essay

    Lear and Gloucester. Both of these characters make irrational decisions that cause negative impacts not only in their lives, but in those surrounding them. Lear and Gloucester are blinded by their own excessive prides that they blame either their family or the Gods for their wrong doings. Lear tends to blame and hurt his most valuable friends and family, such as Cordelia and Kent. Whereas, Gloucester tends to…

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  • Who Is To Blame In King Lear

    it continues to spiral into more and more chaotic scenes. While blame is obviously put onto King Lear himself for sending away the only daughter that had truly loved him which started quite a lot of trouble in itself, the Lord of Gloucester is also worthy of blame for the continuous chaos. To begin, if Gloucester never committed adultery, Edmund would never have been conceived. When asked whether or not Edmund was Gloucester’s son by Kent, he simply answered, “His breeding, sir, hath been at my…

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  • Reagan And Gonoril In Shakespeare's King Lear

    When deciding how to punish the Duke of Gloucester, both Reagan and Gonoril in King Lear display brutality. Reagan wants to, “Hang him instantly!”1 while Gonoril says, “Pluck out his eyes.”2 Carrying out Reagan’s suggestion means that Gloucester will die immediately, and he will never reconcile with his son, Edgar. Gonoril’s suggestion, then, allows him to still hope that this will one day happen, but at a price. Lack of sight will leave Gloucester unable to tell at a glance if friend or foe…

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  • King Lear Subplot Essay

    is a sizable amount of themes that ricochets between the subplot and main plot. In an attempt to universalize the travesties endured by the protagonist and tragic hero, Shakespeare incorporates a significant subplot into King Lear. Although the focus clearly lies on the tragic plight of King Lear, the secondary plot involving Gloucester and his offspring mirrors and dramatizes Lear's hopeless situation. Both Lear and Gloucester misjudge their offspring and respond rashly to inaccurate…

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  • Who Is Juxtaposition In King Lear

    theme of loyalty by creating a sub-plot that parallels the main plot. This is evident through the character development of Lear and the Earl of Gloucester, as well as the actions of their children. Lear and Gloucester parallel each other in their positions of unquestionable wealth and power. However, due to their children’s betrayal, their influence is stripped away and the fathers are left with nothing. Through this, both Lear and Gloucester must endure horrific ordeals, such…

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