Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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    In Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" he uses various comedic devices to create comedy; most noticeably melodrama and farce. These devices are used excessively in order to repeatedly address serious matters in a light-hearted manner; Wilde does this to create humour as opposed to offending his audience. Wilde deliberately wrote the play in this manner as he was fully conscious that his audience consisted of upper class Victorians. Throughout the play, Oscar Wilde articulately trivializes particular values which are supposed to be important in Victorian society, such as marriage and aristocracy, through the use of witty paradoxes and epigrams. Wilde's intentions were to make society think more profoundly and to make them more cognizant of serious matters in life, which should be treated with sincerity and the trivial things with seriousness. Therefore, Oscar Wilde's use of subtitle is not completely appropriate. One of the values which are satirized by Oscar Wilde is aristocracy. As with the rest of the play, Act 1 is closely constructed and the opening exchanges between Algernon and Lane establishes the tone of the play: light-hearted, witty yet beyond the reach of orthodox morality. From the opening act it is evident that Algernon's relationship with Lane is dependent upon a witty reversal of expected social norms. The 1890s was an era in which, in the proper upper class home, the assumption was that a high moral tone was spread from masters to servants. However…

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    Pertaining to American history it is vital to educate yourself about two symbolic men that put their differences aside so the Civil War could come to an end. Two men named Grant and Lee were able to do just that. In the reading “Grant and Lee: A Study of Contrast” by Bruce Catton, the author writes a compare and contrast essay detailing their backgrounds, personalities, and aspirations. When evaluating all of these contributing factors it is clear that Lee was vastly a more impressionable…

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    Amigo Brothers Have you ever heard of boxing? Well boxing is a type of sport where you go against other boxers and fight very intensely, the person that knocks out the other person first wins. Antonio and Felix both want to be championship boxers, but they each have a different boxing style. There are a lot of similarities between the two of them. Before the day Antonio and Felix had to fight against each other, they each slept, ate, dreamed, and rapped positve. They both worked out together…

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    In Bruce Catton's essay "Grand and Lee: A study in Contrasts," the author uses compare and contrast to highlight each general's different strengths, upbringing, and values. In addition to compare and contrast, describing aspects of their life provides better insight into each general's envision for the country. Both armies in the Civil War fought to preserve their way of life, and their purpose reflected the values of their leaders. But despite their differences, the two generals were able to…

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    Kenya Refugees Journey

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    • Mamere, Jeremiah, Paul, Abital and Theo and Daniel family were all killed by Northern Militia. The now orphan Sundanese children venture to the Kenya Refugee camp where they face several hardships and some are even lost along the way to find safe haven. While venturing to Kenya the eldest son and Chief of the group sacrifices himself to rebel soldiers stating that he’s traveling alone while his brothers and sisters hide in the tall grass. Eventually the frayed group make it to the Kenya…

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    Mr Sheridan Interview

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    Style In our meeting, I found Mr Sheridan to have a mature, professional, positive and someone ‘upbeat’ personal style. He is friendly and engaging. At the same time, he appears to be an intelligent person who is constantly assessing the dynamics of the communication, as well as the content of the material. I would expect Mr Sheridan to be a perceptive and intelligent negotiator in a commercial situation. And to be a cooperative and positive team member in the FMP environment. Career…

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    Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla Analyzed Through Freud’s Psychoanalytic Criticism. In Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla we can see Freud’s Psychoanalytic Criticism in use with Laura and Carmilla. As the story unfolds Fanu’s slowly reveals more about Carmilla and Laura and we get a better understanding of the girls secret unconscious desires and anxieties. Through Freud’s Psychoanalytic Criticism the story takes on deeper meaning, from the conscious to the unconscious. Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla explores…

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    Dichotomy In Dracula

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    Together, this trinity of unholy women embodies a bestial form that both seduces and terrifies the traveler — in his words, the attack was “Honey sweet… but with a bitter underlying the sweet.” (Stoker 69). While the vampires fulfill Jonathan’s physical yearning with their beautiful bodies, their tart presence signals to him the possibility of moral violation. These are the women who yield to the impulses that their moral and societal obligations would otherwise prohibit; the sexually tinged…

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    “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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    In the nineteenth century, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s texts present varying circumstances of inexplicable terrors situated in Gothic tradition to explore the political and social ideals fundamentally inherent in the Victorian age, particularly surrounding imperialism and sexuality. However, Le Fanu’s method of exploring and critiquing Victorian ideology of imperialism and sexuality are cleverly concealed under the prevalent supernatural elements present in his works. This is a concept that is…

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