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    encompasses the concept of the ineffable nature of love and attraction. Within the vial lies a paradox, a drink so potent that it contradicts and defies explanation. Herbal medicines, elixirs, and poisons were not uncommon in the Middle Ages so they would be familiar to royalty and commoners alike, but the love they induce between Tristan and Isolde place them firmly outside the perimeters of their prescribed roles; Isolde as Mark’s queen and wife and Tristan as a loyal vassal to king Mark. The potion’s efficacy cannot be understood or even necessarily believed, but it also can’t be disproven as the two that drink the potion do indeed fall in love. In the accidental sharing of the love philtre, Tristan and Isolde’s love becomes immediately intense, passionate, and profound, depositing them in a realm peripheral to social conventions, such as the institution of sovereign loyalty and love simply for the sake of economic and procreative benefit. Their love can be read differently than the love of Mark for Isolde, resembling most, the scandalous, uninhibited, and fatal love of Tristan’s parents, Rivalin and Blancheflor. The romantic love of Tristan and Isolde, full of daring and duplicitous displays of communication and evasion, concretely positions them on the parameters of the loyalty required of Tristan’s vassalage and Isolde’s future marriage and queenship. The real power of the draught lies in its enigmatic preparation by Queen Isolde. The creation of such magic indicates…

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    his birth, and he explains that “he had named him Tristan for his mother’s sorrow” (37). Tristan comes into a world without loving parents, which qualifies him to be a tragic hero. Against social propriety and love associated with suffering describes their relationship, and they foreshadow Tristan’s future love with Isolde. The introduction helps to set the scene of the text. On the other hand, Wagner begins his opera without the story about Tristan’s parents. Instead, he narrates the pain…

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    The Ambivalence of Ivory Why did Ivory Christian have ambivalent feelings towards football? Football is the game that Ivory loves to hate. Ivory hated what took to play a Friday night game. Ivory was very confused about the sport but he was also very talented. Ivory was positioned as a middle linebacker he liked it half the time during the early morning practices.The coaches switched Ivory as a offensive guard and he played brilliant. Ivory was quite confused while playing this sport he wasn’t…

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    Man is given a Paradise In the short story Lord of the Flies by William golding the setting starts out as being paradice with a mountains jungles for the boys to explore and hunt while they survive on the island. The island is beautiful with no wreckage from the plain or sign of civilization or adults, this lets the boys feel free to do whatever they want without parents or cicity telling them no. Their first instincts as Locke and Hobbes predicted would get together as a group and form a John…

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    William Golding’s Lord of the Flies follows a group of young boys after they are stranded on an uninhabited island. The story begins as the main protagonist, Ralph, meets the anxious and nagging Piggy. The pair find a conch shell and blow it, causing many other boys to come out of hiding and gather around. The boys decide to elect Ralph as chief, with Jack Merridew, leader of the choir, as a close second choice. Soon after this election, Ralph takes Jack and another boy, Simon, on an expedition…

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    Imagine that you are in a gruesome crash and are stranded on an island with peers who have never seen before. No adults inhabit the island and you are unsure of what to do. How exactly do you make shelter, find food, or even let anyone know you’re stranded? This situation seems unfortunate right? This describes the novel Lord of the Flies written by William Golding. This intriguing novel consists of many hidden allegories and themes. One that emerges in the story, is a moral allegory. Being…

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    Lord of the Flies by William Golding begins with the introduction of the protagonists, Piggy and Ralph. It is these two characters throughout the novel who attempt to maintain order on the island despite the other boy’s rejection and progressive retrogression into savage like behavior. Both boys bring many important aspects to the group as the whole-two of the most important being the use of conch shell and the glasses Piggy wears. The first object- the conch shell is discovered by Piggy on the…

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    In William Golding's Lord of the Flies, a group of young boys whose plane is shot down on an island form their own government and civilized way of life while they await rescue. However, devising their own society proves to be difficult without adults to guide them. The boys refer to adults often as they try to survive on the island, and pathos is especially evident when the absence of “grownups” is noted. Golding elicits pathos when mentioning adults to suggest that the boys are not…

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    The stage for William Golding’s Lord of The Flies is a lush tropical jungle like island, the perfect control room to test the theories of Locke and Hobbes on how people will react without apparent central leadership. The weather is extremely livable, and in great condition for wildlife and vegetation growth, basically paradise. The health and condition of the islanders was perfect, even though the boys on the island went through a plane crash which strangely left no trace of wreckage at all.…

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    “ We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all we’re not Savages , We’re English, and the English are best at everything”. That was quoted by a school boy named Jack Merridew. One of the many boys who were crash landed on an island. No Grownups. They turn from civilized innocent school boys to complete savages and ends up with 3 deaths. These Events that took place shows that in Chapter 9 , William Golding employs diction, symbolism, and natural imagery to convey the theme that everyone has…

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