Ralph Fiennes

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  • Comparing Jealousy In Medusa And The Laboratory

    In the poems “Medusa” by Duffy and “The Laboratory” by Browning both authors explore the theme of jealousy and its destructive nature on people and society as a whole. In Duffy’s poem “Medusa” she critiques society on its treatment towards women, demonstrating how those without beauty are only corrupted with jealousy and how this behavior has survived through the ages. While Duffy focuses on the impacts of jealousy on the individual Browning looks towards its impacts on society, and its power to twist good people into those who would do anything for personal gain. Browning portrays the speaker as deceptive and bent on revenge. As the speaker observes the poison being made she “(gazes) thro’ …. faint smokes curling whitely”. The first image seen in this poem is of a “glass mask” which immediately puts the reader in a world of danger, hazards, somewhere the reader isn’t safe as masks are commonly used to provide safety in dangerous environments. Masks also connote to ideas of lies and deception making the speaker seem illusive and distant. The noun “glass” creates a cold and tense atmosphere due to glass usually being cool to the touch. Additionally glass is fragile and transparent creating a feeling of vulnerability for the speaker along with the reader. The transparency of glass may also forebode that the speaker’s intentions will be found out eventually leading to her demise. The “faint smokes curling whitely” further builds on the hostile environment created by the “glass…

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  • Jane Eyre First Chapter Analysis

    The First Chapter: Importance and Qualities A quality first chapter is a necessary part of any novel. It is what first catches the reader 's eye, therefore it must be the thing to hold the reader 's interest. A first chapter is the reader 's first look into the inside of the plot and the characters within it. A first chapter is an introduction to the things to come. It sets up with the tone, the characters, the setting, and any current or underlying conflict. These qualities can easily be…

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  • Porphyria's Lover Comparison

    Comparison of “Last Duchess,” and “Lover.” (An analysis of Robert Browning’s poems, “Last Duchess,” and “Porphyria's Lover.”) Robert Browning was a victorian poet, who had a complex way of explicating the different types of love. There are many similarities betwixt the two poems. Firstly, in both poems, the man kills the woman, obviously with different motivations, but the outcome was similar. Secondly, he clarifies that both poems surround the fact that the women are victims of the man’s…

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  • Theme Of Identity In Lord Of The Flies

    Jack is a distinct example of the instinct of savagery, desire of power, and violent nature that the boys come to follow. Jack is Ralphs antithesis, or opposite in other words. Immediately, Jack retains the sense of decency and behavior that society has taught him. Susan Gulbin quoted Golding in saying "every man is part savage and that savagery is disguised or concealed only by the wall of civilization built by our ancestors" (Gulbin 87). Jack soon obsesses himself with hunting and devotes…

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  • Lord Of The Flies Society Breakdown Analysis

    incur. In the book The Lord Of The Flies by William Golding the effects of the breakdown of society is a major theme. Humans identities are formed when society’s rules and laws are non existent, and humans are forced to rely off of their own morals. This can be seen when Ralph’s tribe is demolished by Jack because of Jack 's different ideology . In addition, Piggy’s logic and intelligence when talking about advanced topics on the island also show how identity is formed through a lack of societal…

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  • Rhyme Ad Analysis: Ralph Lauren Meme

    analysis examines sexuality in the media. The notion that sex sells is typified in the Ralph Lauren perfume advertisement. A beautiful and blond woman is seen being kissed by a handsome young, male. The romantic ad catches the readers’ eyes, yet something is missing entirely from the advertisement: a perfume bottle. The ad is supposed to be promoting a fragrance, but there is no trace of one anywhere. Instead the ad agency is trying to sell the sexual appeal that one will supposedly…

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  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter To Birmingham

    left untamed, will resurface and cause ruin upon what had been achieved up to that point. Martin Luther King Jr’s letter about Birmingham was to explain that his action was not only right, it was necessary as he was concerned that there was injustice in Birmingham, and that should the injustice in Birmingham remain unresolved it would spread to and impact the rest of the world. To understand the letter, one must know from whence it came. In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested for holding a…

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  • Themes In The Invisible Man By Ralph Ellison

    The invisible man is a novel written by Ralph Ellison. In the first paragraph of the novel, the main character reveals himself as the invisible man. The narrator goes through several experiences which can be considered significant to the development of the invisible man. Although the invisible man introduces himself to the reader in the first paragraph of the novel with a lot of openness, he appears to be a complex character of contradictions as his personality unfolds throughout the novel. The…

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  • Analysis Of If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, By Tim O Brien

    average person might not know because of the glorification of war. This is seen when Tim O’Brien the character is aware of the fact that there is a possibility he could die in combat, however he knows that his memories will not go with him. O’Brien used a style typical of postmodernism, by creating somewhat of a paradox and changing the reader 's understanding of what is true to represent awareness of mortality. This novel should be taught until the year 2075 because it shows society through the…

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  • The Ballot Or The Bullet Martin Luther King Speech Analysis

    Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. led the charge of civil rights despite disagreeing with the basic factors of method and intention. Malcolm X’s famous speech The Ballot or The Bullet remains integral to his methods for attaining his goals. King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail communicates his intentions as well as his celebrated methods of civil disobedience. Malcolm X and King often critiqued the other in their work either in speeches or in writing; in his speech, Malcolm X calls attention to…

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