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    is mortal’s chiefest enemy” (Hecate.3.5.32-33). “He shall spurn fate, scorn death, and bear his hopes ’bove wisdom, grace, and fear” says Hecate (Hecate.3.5.30-31). In order to accomplish Hecate’s plan, the witches told Macbeth three other prophesies in the form of equivocations along with apparitions to make him believe from the bottom from his heart that no one can harm him and take his throne from him. The second prophesy, “be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth” gave Macbeth huge confidence for he couldn’t have thought of any man who was not of woman’s birth (Second apparition.4.1.78-80). And the third prophesy was “[…] Macbeth shall never vanquished be until Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane hill shall come against him” (Third apparition.4.1.91-93). These prophesy made Macbeth believed even more firmly that his crown is…

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    “Birnam Wood” is a short story by T.C. Boyle taking a look into the lives of a distant young couple (Keith and Nora) through Keith’s point of view. While Nora, at the time, attending school Keith pleas that she comes back to the place he describes as a cottage. Not exactly what one would describe as a cottage, but as Keith confesses is more shack like, both Nora and Keith are ready to hit the road. Unfortunately, Keith being the breadwinner of the two, his job as a substitute teacher cannot…

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    In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the supernatural are a vital part of the play and they play a big part in the motivation of characters. Macbeth is filled with elements such as, the three witches, the floating dagger, and the ghost of Macduff. These elements are what cause action and chaos during the play and are major causes of Macbeth’s ambition, murder, insanity, his downfall and, ultimately, his death. Through temptation, they motivate characters to think selfishly and for their own…

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    In the play Macbeth, William Shakespeare uses the Aristotelian definition of a tragic hero as a guideline for the characters and their tragedies. Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero is someone of nobility who has a tragic, fatal flaw. He believed that there are three characteristics of a tragic hero: Hamartia, hubris, and peripeteia. Hamartia is a tragic flaw that causes the downfall of a hero; hubris is excessive pride and disrespect for the natural order of things; peripeteia is the…

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    The Hidden Deceit in Darkness In Shakespeare's Macbeth, ambition and greed highlight a person's drive to corruption and downfall. In the play, three scheming witches tell the main character, Macbeth, his prophecies of becoming thane of Cawdor, and, later king of Scotland. The witches’ ambiguous prophecies give Macbeth the confidence and motives to eliminate anybody who stands in the way of the fulfillment of the prophecies. Throughout the play, Macbeth loses all the qualities that had gained…

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    Shakespeare wrote the poem Macbeth which is about a great warrior who learns about a prophecy in which he will become king so kill the king and others who pose a threat of taking his crown. Throughout the story of Macbeth there are many actions and causes that lead to Macbeth’s downfall. While other may say that lady Macbeth is to blame for Macbeth's downfall in the story, Macbeth is the sole person to blame for his downfall. Macbeth was a brutal killer and very ruthless in his fighting, it was…

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    The short story, “Birnam Wood,” by T.C. Boyle, explores a young man Keith’s fractured relationship with his girlfriend Nora from first person point of view. Keith reconnected with Nora by sending her “wheedling letters begging her” to come back to him, and she eventually obliged. They lived together in a rebuilt yet cramped chicken coop that had “creeping and greasy” mold on the corners, and no heating. Displeased with their living conditions, and faced with yet another dilemma -- seeing…

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    Victor brought the creature out of the town before everyone else was up and out in the town to make sure he did not frighten the people. He took him through the woods and brought him to a creek. Victor caught a couple of fish to show the creature. Victor made a fire next to the creek and cooked the fish for the monster to sample. The creature was fascinated by the fire. It was so warm and when Victor was busy preparing the fish, the creature put his hand in the fire, not knowing that it would…

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    It all starts out dark…so dark that I couldn’t tell if my eyes are open or even closed. Before the sun comes up, it is so peaceful and quiet that I would be able to hear a pin drop from afar. This is just the start of a long sit in the woods to try and harvest a deer. Sitting in a tree stand for hours at a time with nothing but myself and the nature around me just waiting for a single moment to shoot my shot at a deer. As time goes by I begin to wonder if today is going to be my lucky day or…

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    Carpenter Carpentry is a skilled trade work which primarily includes the cutting, shaping and installation of building materials required for the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete formwork, etc. Carpenters traditionally worked with natural wood and did rougher work such as framing, yet today we see many other materials being used and sometimes finer trades of cabinetmaking and furniture building being considered as carpentry. Most common injuries: Back - 21%…

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