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  • Theme Of Credulity In Othello

    Shakespeare’s Othello, The Moor of Venice is a play that portrays characters driven by jealousy to make hasty decisions. The play Othello is known for its themes that revolve around love, race, social classes and revenge. It is not Othello’s jealousy, but his credulity that is the prime cause of the tragedy. Othello who is known as a loving and carrying husband to Desdemona fell in trap of Iago’s plotting. Iago is known as a scheming and angry character who seeks to satisfy himself through revenge. It is not Othello‘s jealousy, but his credulity that is the prime cause of the tragedy to a greater extent. A credulous person is one who is too easy to believe what others tell them. McCauley (2012), stated that “The disadvantage of an honest heart is credulity”- Sir Philip Sidney. Othello is gullible and Iago uses this to make Othello jealous and to cunningly plot his downfall. Nevertheless, jealousy acted as a catalyst to Othello’s tragic fall. Bevan (2004:195), highlighted that “Jealousy is a protective reaction to a perceived threat to a valued relationship, arising from a situation in which a partner is involved with another person”, Othello’s jealousy is also the cause of the tragedy, though to a limited extent. Jealousy turns Othello into a monstrous figure incapable of curbing his thirst for revenge but his credulity serves as the prime cause of the tragedy. Othello’s naivety is in him due to the fact that he undermines himself, he does not realise that Iago is paranoid…

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  • Rhetorical Ethos In Elizabeth Browning's Pleading Letter To Napoleon III?

    In Elizabeth Browning’s pleading letter to Napoleon III, Elizabeth uses many rhetorical devices in order to convince the Emperor of France to pardon Hugo. She flatters His Majesty Napoleon III in an attempt to win his goodwill. Second, she uses syntax in order to create an intelligent letter. Finally, she thoroughly explains her purposes to Napoleon. Thus using flattery, syntax, and logos, Browning was able to effectively persuade Napoleon III to pardon Hugo,had of course he sent the letter.…

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  • The Theme Of Tragic Love In The Canterbury Tales By Geoffrey Chaucer

    Tragic love stories have fascinated humans since ancient times. They conquered the hearts of many and opened the ways for more love stories. Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – to October 1400) is one of the most famous English authors of the middle ages. Chaucer is considered the father of English literature and thrilled the mass with his literary works. His most famous works include the Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde. Yet, again a tragic love story that is still widely popular in the 21st…

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  • Role Of Humanism In Macbeth

     William Shakespeare William Shakespeare is best known for his tragedies. 1601-1608 is the third period that belong to Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies and somber or bitter comedies. This is the peak period characterized by the highest development of his thought and expression. He is more concerned with the darker side of the human experience and its destructive passions. This period produces many great tragedies like Hamlet, Othello, All’s well that Ends well, and the most famous is Macbeth.…

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  • Coat Of Arms Essay

    Heraldic description of the coat of arms – the coat of arms of Ústí Region is a red and blue quartered shield. The first shield displays the Czech lion. The second shield displays an embossed silver tower with the battlement and seven crenels, the broken gate and the raised golden grate. The tower looms on the blue undulating heel with three silver waved beams into a green mountain consisting of three peaks. The third field displays a silver plough on the green lawn. The fourth field displays a…

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  • Vis Inertiae Henry Adams On Education Analysis

    In The Education of Henry Adams, the author Henry Adams elaborates on his life in three important periods of time, in the short stories of “Harvard College”, “The Dynamo and the Virgin”, and “Vis Inertiae”. At the beginning of the collection of short stories, Adams presents us with the “Preface” which gives the reader insight on the central idea in his short stories- education. Adams uses a metaphor to describe the relationship between a student and his teacher and this explains how he believes…

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  • Theme Of Loyalty And Betrayal In Othello

    Throughout Shakespeare 's plays he does a good job at blending multiple themes in his plays. This blend of multiple themes throughout Shakespeare 's plays keep his audience intrigued by portraying dramatized version of issue the audience might understand from real life issues. One common theme Shakespeare displays in his plays is the his usage of loyalty and betrayal. What I find interesting about Shakespeare 's use of loyalty and betrayal is what seems to always seems to happen to most the…

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  • Richard III Villain

    said to have had his nephews Edward V and Richard, Duke of York killed. He also kills the Duke of Buckingham, and his wife and Anne Neville. It is also understood that Richard killed Henry VI, Henrys son Edward, Prince of Wales, and Anne Neville’s first husband. Historically, there were fewer victims. The most scandalous of the murders that Richard had been accused of was him being the man who murdered his two nephews Edward V and Richard, the sons of Edward IV in the Tower of London. The oldest…

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  • King Henry VIII: Duplicitous Or The Reign Of Pope Alexander VI

    It is unquestionable that the reign of King Henry VIII was more duplicitous than the reign of Pope Alexander VI, due to Henry’s extremely loathsome and reprehensible behavior during his reign. Henry’s actions took the lives of thousands, as well emotionally traumatized the lives of thousands more. His wives primarily fell victim to Henry’s duplicitous acts as they were the closest to him during his periods of unrest. They regularly feared for their lives, which was a true suspicion for Anne of…

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  • How Did The Hundred Years War Happened In Joan Of Arc's War?

    From 1337 to 1453 ce, England and France fought against each other in the Hundred Years War; inspired by Joan of Arc using their deadly longbows France was able to almost drive England out of the country. The Hundred Years War was a series of battles that took place between 1337 to 1453. Besides battles there were raids, sieges, and diplomatic maneuver. England and France were never friends,because they both wanted each other's territory. This is most important conflict that happened during the…

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