Samuel J. Tilden

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  • Themes And Metaphors In Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot

    “Waiting for Godot” uses stage direction, parallels, uncertainty, and a tragicomedy approach in order to show that Estragon and Vladimir’s lives are meaningless. This also extends to eventually convey Samuel Beckett’s larger commentary on the purpose of human existence. Beckett wants to show how every individual’s life has no purpose or meaning. Before any thorough analysis can be made, it is important to understand the larger, extended metaphor that is this play—a metaphor for humankind. This…

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  • Criticism And Utilitarianism In Hard Times By Charles Dickens

    Hard Times is a novel written by Charles Dickens which judge the English society and tells us about the social and economic pressures of the 19th century. Hard Times is a Victorian novel and is very realistic. Victorian novels bring about realism in literature. Dickens novels are realistic depiction of Victorian society like class consciousness, rapid urbanization, poverty, child labor etc. Dickens talk about love, aspiration, human passion and Hard Times is a novel written by Charles Dickens…

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  • The Theme Of Uncertainty In Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot

    The Theme of ‘Uncertainty’ in Waiting for Godot Waiting for Godot is the English translation of the famous post war French play En Attendant Godot by Samuel Beckett written between 1948 and 1949. The plot of the play revolves around two tramps- Vladimir and Estragon who waits for the arrival of an acquaintance named “Godot”. However, Godot never comes and throughout the play, these two tramps engage themselves in various discussions, activities, and encounters. Being a play that belongs to the…

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  • Freedom And Freedom In No Exit By Jean-Paul Sartre

    Though brief and comedic, Jean-Paul Sartre’s play “No Exit” offers insight into the basic ideas of his philosophy about freedom vs confinement. Sartre is able to portray the applicability of this philosophy to daily life though the commonplace setting of the work and the diversity of the basic character types found throughout the play. The main principles behind this one of Sartre’s philosophies are detailed through the three main characters, Cradeau Inez and Estelle, and their confinement to a…

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  • The Dumb Waiter Analysis

    Samuel Beckett, who similarly used theatrical silence and long amplified pauses for a innovative effect, heavily influences Harold Pinter’s work. The objective of this essay is to define ‘Silences’ and Pinter’s uses of pauses as a theatrical technique used in the form of non verbal communication between characters of Ben and Gus in Pinter’s, The Dumb Waiter. His plays can be studied on various levels of in depth readings. The sheer complexity of his work is what conveys these different diverse…

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  • The Causes Of Hysteria In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

    In the play The Crucible by Arthur MIller. It was the Salem witch trials 1692 there was a plethora of thoughts of witchcraft that started with a small group and grew larger. Accusations of the innocent, many times it was people powerful people not just normal towns people but people with wealth that made them be more powerful were not fond of. People not wanting to confess and the large amount of people hanged many of them didn’t want to confess because it was something they didn't do and…

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  • Binary Opposition In Waiting For Godot Analysis

    Beckett’s beautiful plays∙ This astonishing play has two acts ∙ This play refers to the ‛ Theater Of The Absurd’∙ The mission of this type of theater is to showed the audience what can happen when human existence has no meaning or purpose ∙ Samuel Beckett is one of the pioneers of showing the binary oppositions in his plays with his characters that are in pairs and they complete each other∙ I think binary opposites can be seen clearly in some of characters ’ traits ‚ acts and behaviors…

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  • Reflective Essay On The Crucible

    The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a play about what happened during the Salem Witch Trials. It gives insight about what people had to deal with in this situation and how they handled it. The trials were basically a big test which helped figuring out whether or not people were guilty of witchcraft. This is an example of what a crucible is. In our world today we still have crucibles and even though they are different than back then, they all relate to each other because of what influence they have…

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  • Hypocrisy In Salem And The Crucible

    To what extent does hypocrisy affect society? Hypocrisy is normally seen as a personal issue and it’s societal impacts are often overlooked. During the Salem witch trials, hypocrisy played a huge role in the hangings of 19 people. It created mass hysteria, which deeply affected how Salem’s societal values were interpreted. Hypocrisy is ultimately responsible for the events in Salem and The Crucible, as characters try to cover up their own flaws with lies, leading to innocent people being hanged…

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  • Witchcraft In The Film: Three Sovereigns For Sarah

    the Salem Witch Trial, religion didn’t matter, nobody was safe from getting accused just because they were a certain religion. Most of the accused were Christian and it didn’t stop the court from claiming that they are guilty. One of the ministers Samuel Parris was a Puritan so to the Salem town, he was an influence of the devil. Puritan’s believed that Satan would pick the weakest people such as women, kids, and the insane to do his work, so the people that do would be considered a witch.…

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