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    discussing the early American novels written by Hannah Webster Foster and Susanna Rowson. I will prove that Susanna Rowson’s Charlotte Temple fails to promote feminism while Hannah Webster Foster’s The Coquette promotes feminism. Charlotte Temple is a novel that portrays the main character, Charlotte, as a young and naïve girl who has gotten herself into a whirl of trouble because of her own foolishness. Hannah Webster Foster’s novel is about the young Eliza Wharton who yearns for her freedom in society and also finds herself in trouble. Both Foster and Rowson’s novels end tragically due to these young girls mistakes, but Foster’s novel allows the reader to feel more hope for the protagonist in The Coquette. In The Coquette the reader sees actions of feminism promoted very early on. Examples of feminism found in The Coquette are Eliza Wharton’s strong need for freedom throughout the text. In a letter Eliza writes to her friend Lucy, she recalls a conversation with Mrs. Richman takes place, “Your heart, I presume, is now free?” and Eliza responds with “Yes, and I hope it will long remain so.” (Foster 832). Eliza, who just got out of a previous engagement, is hoping to be able to enjoy the…

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    King's New School in Stratford ( “William Shakespeare Biography”). King’s New School Focus on grammar, including the memorization, writing and acting of Latin plays. Many people believe this is when William Shakespeare “fell in love” with writing and performing. He was said to have attended the school until he was 15 years old and shortly after, he took up an apprenticeship with his father and learned the merchant trade. When Shakespeare was just 18, he married 26 year-old Anne Hathaway who…

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    is around April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom ("Poet William Shakespeare”). He one of eight children of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden, and had two older sisters and five younger brothers ("Poet William Shakespeare”). Although sources say that no birth records exist, the estimated date of birth was presumed from church records that indicate that Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1564 ("William Shakespeare”). It is also presumed that Shakespeare attended the King’s New…

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    Gender Roles In Chaucer

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    In Chaucer’s satirical comedy The Canterbury Tales, and Shakespeare’s play King Lear, women are portrayed in a negative light. In both time periods, female characters are supposed to be submissive and obedient to their husbands; furthermore, as seen in the text, women are frowned upon for being knowledgeable and independent. Each author uses his work to promote their opinion on gender roles in society. In the fourteenth century, society was based on hierarchal status and women were at the…

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    How Did Shakespeare Exist

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    scholars acknowledged as his date of birth. Shakespeare is the third child of John Shakespeare, a leather merchant, and Mary Arden, a local banded heiress. He has two older sisters, Joan and Judith, and three younger brothers, Gilbert, Richard, and Edmund. Scholars have claimed that he most likely attended the King’s New School in Stratford; this school taught reading, writing, and classics. Since he is a public official’s child, he was qualified for free tuition. Regarding to his education,…

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    Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, in 1564. Little is known about his life, but between about 1590 and 1613, Shakespeare wrote at least 37 plays and collaborated on several more. Macbeth, a play written by Shakespeare, a tragic story that focuses on the main character, Macbeth and the consequences of his actions. Towards the end of play, Macbeth has turned into this cold-blooded murderer. Macbeth can be seen as this wholly evil because murders of several characters throughout the book;…

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    The most ironic situation is that the parent’s of the greatest renowned English writer was illiterate. William Shakespeare, also known as the “Bard of Avon”, was a famous poet, playwright, and actor during the Elizabethan era. Several of Shakespeare’s prominent works, including Macbeth and A Midnight Summer’s Dream is still widely read today and used for educational purposes. William Shakespeare was born in 1564 to John Shakespeare, a leather merchant, and Mary Arden, a local landed heiress.…

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    William Shakespeare was one of the greatest writers in the English history. He was born on 23 April 1564 in Stratford. He had seven other siblings, and his parents were John and Mary Shakespeare. William was the 3rd child of John and Mary Shakespeare. Scholars have said that William probably attended the king's new school in Stratford. William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway on November 28th, 1584. They had three children, Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith, but Hamnet died at age 11 from…

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    Shakespeare wrote plays that conflict the complete range of “human emotion and conflict”. Nobody has any birth records of William Shakespeare, the only record they have is when he was baptized at the “Holy Trinity Church”. They think he was born around April 23rd, 1564. Williams record has no evidence or anything on his education. They know he went to Stratford and taught reading, writing, and the classics. William was an “official's child” and he could have gotten free college tuition. Not…

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    How were William Shakespeare’s and Queen Elizabeth I lives intersected. Queen Elizabeth I and William Shakespeare had the same passion for the theatre, did they encounter one another ever, how did they both define their era. William Shakespeare baptized April 26, 1564-April 23, 1616, Married Anne Hathaway and had 3 kids together, some of Shakespear’s famous plays (Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer's Night Dream, Julius Caesar, As you like it, Much Ado About Nothing), famous sonnets (18, 116,…

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