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  • Character Analysis Of Iago In Shakespeare's Othello

    In one of Shakespeare's tragedies-Othello, the most important character is not Othello but Iago. He is the one who builds us the story and bring the story to a climax. As an effective rhetorician, Iago uses various persuasive and rhetorical devices to manipulate characters in the story especially Othello. To achieve his revenge, Iago shows his honesty and loyalty in front of people, feigns to not share information or misinformation he wants to share along with a large amount of evidence, exploits people’s weakness, uses animal imagery. To get characters’ trust and control them, Iago always misrepresents himself as an honesty and loyalty person in front of people. Othello is one of the greatest victims of it. Not until the end of the play did Othello knows Iago is such a liar. In the beginning of the play, after angry Desdemona’s father Brabantio, Iago goes back to Othello to be the “best subordinate.” He told Othello that he is extremely angry at Brabantio, because he talks bad about Othello. Moreover, he misrepresents himself as a kind-hearted man, because he goes on talking about even he killed a lot people during wars, he does not like killing(I.ii 1-19). It’s revealed in the act that Othello do believe Iago, because he has mentions several times throughout the act of how honest Iago is. One of an example is when Othello comes into control the situation between Cassio and Montano, Othello asks Iago, “Honest Iago, that looks dead with grieving, Speak. Who began this? On…

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  • Looking For Richard Pacino Analysis

    Pacino assumes creative licensing in adapting his film ‘Looking for Richard’ to an audience unappreciative of Shakespeare’s craft. In creating his docu-drama for a 20th century audience, Pacino transcends the confines of the Elizabethan era, hence allowing Shakespeare’s Richard III to prove more accessible and relevant to a contemporary audience. Through creative reshaping, Pacino vivaciously expresses the values intrinsically connected to both periods, teetering on previous concepts whilst…

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  • Intertextual Contexts In Al Pacino's Play King Richard III

    By looking at the way composers represent the intertextual connections between texts, audiences are provided with heightened understanding of humanity’s changing contexts in shaping the values and societal paradigms that transcend in time. Within William Shakespeare’s tragedy “King Richard III” (1591), Shakespeare’s depiction of the Machiavellian political endeavour regarding Richard’s personal ambition in the pursuit of authority as a product of his deformed vessel of his corporeality, reflects…

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  • Appearance And Reality In Elizabethard III And Al Pacino's Richard III

    Shakespearean drama Richard III and Al Pacino 's 1995 docu-drama Looking for Richard [LFR] were written four hundred years apart yet both texts address perpetual values and ideas that are common to both eras. Through a simultaneous study of both texts, the responder is able to understand the influence of context on aspects of the human condition such as the adverse effects of lust for power and appearance and reality. Richard III is heavily influenced by Elizabethan principles and in Pacino 's…

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  • Looking For Alaska Sacrifice

    How to live and die in John Green’s Looking for Alaska "There are two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them” (Denis Waitley). The novel Looking for Alaska by John Green is about a formerly lonely boy, Miles also known as Pudge, who is the protagonist and his ultimate goal is to seek a Great Perhaps. He arrives at Culver Creek Boarding School where he is immediately swept away and pulled into a fantasy by the antagonist,…

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  • Looking Backward Analysis

    Michaela Lange: I am here today with author Edward Bellamy who is going to tell us a little more about his critically acclaimed novel, Looking Backward 2000-1887. Hello, good morning, Mr. Bellamy. How are you doing today? Edward Bellamy: I’m doing fine. Thanks, Michaela. ML: Good. I am glad to hear that. So, let’s dive right in then. Now, what was your intended purpose for writing Looking Backward 2000-1887? EB: Many people say I wrote this novel as a template for political action. This simply…

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  • Figurative Language In Richard Cory, By Edwin Arlington Robinson

    “Richard Cory”, written by Edwin Arlington Robinson, portrays a man’s life story only through the effect of his personality upon those who admire him. The poem is separated into four stanzas, each unfolding a different aspect of the protagonist’s life represented by the townspeople. This poem is devoid of almost any literary elements and figurative language; however, the words themselves still have resonance. By formulating assumptions and opinions of how the other half lives, the “people on the…

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  • Literary Analysis: The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

    town as appearance-based, a place full of people who only care about a spotless reputation and how the rest of the world sees them. The first textual example is “a mean town, a hard, stingy town,” where the author is referring to the deeper description of Hadleyburg. The narrator uses this quote to explain how Hadleyburg may seem like an utterly perfect community with core values and strong morals, but underneath they only care about the way they look and how to keep a chaste name. The second…

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  • Irony In Richard Cory, By Edwin Arlington Robinson

    Edwin Arlington Robinson’s poem, “Richard Cory,” is brimming with irony. The brilliant use of situational irony takes the seemingly perfect life of Richard Cory and surprises us all once we reach the last line of Robinson’s poem. In fact, this poem seems eerily similar to Robin Williams’ situation. Richard Cory and Robin Williams both appeared to have their lives together; both rich, always smiling and making other happy, and were both held to higher standards. However, much like Richard Cory,…

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  • Values In King Richard III

    individual regardless of contexts. A challenge towards the belief of providentialism in Shakespearean society is explored in King Richard III, portraying the impacts of an aspiration of power towards one’s humanity, rejecting God’s will for an improved social position. This notion is reimagined by Pacino in Looking for Richard to mirror the social ideal of the Great American Dream enabling individuals to pursue their goals but similarly criticises the lack of restraint and integrity when one…

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