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  • The Consequences Of Fate In Oedipus Rex

    Throughout “Oedipus Rex”, the king of Thebes, Oedipus faces against his fate and the events that are thrown at him. Even though Oedipus could not get away from his fate, he still had his free will to make his own decisions. When Oedipus killed Lauis, believed in oracles, demanding the truth from Tieresias, and confronting Jocasta, Oedipus had control over his actions he however did not know if he was making the right or wrong choices. Oedipus’s actions believing in oracle, demanding the truth…

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  • Okonkwo As A Tragic Hero Analysis

    The following essay will discuss the main character and protagonist, Okonkwo, as a tragic hero in Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart.” The definition of a tragic hero will be examined in depth and how Okonkwo, whose flaws ultimately leads to his downfall, meets all the criteria of a classic Greek tragic hero. Aristotle describes a tragic hero as someone who has high status and who displays a tragic flaw (“hamartia”) that will in the end cause their own destruction. Aristotle explains how a…

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  • Oedipus The King Willy Loman Analysis

    Tragedy is the fall of someone who is great, or at least is great in the eye of the observer. The key to a tragedy is not that outside forces are the ones that cause the fall, but that the fall is triggered by a flaw in the protagonist. This flaw can be minor or major, but must be significant enough to cause the terrible outcome of a fall from grace. I will be comparing two plays written centuries apart and relate why they both meet the criteria of being a tragedy, as well as how they differ and…

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  • The Themes Of Lucky In Love, And Lucky In Love

    “The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool,” (Stephen King). BJ in Tears of A Tiger and Maddie in Lucky In Love both try to find a greater good in other people and sometimes even themselves. BJ was trying to blame himself for Robs death but kept trying to find a way around it. He wanted to not feel guilty and to prove to himself that he was good, he wanted God to forgive him. Similarly, Maddie had recently won the lottery. More people had been coming up to her than usual and she…

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  • Sight And Blindness In Oedipus The King

    In Oedipus the King, Sophocles emphasizes the eyesight of all of the characters; he draws the readers to consider both the literal ability of sight and sight of the truth. While enraged, Oedipus insults the blind prophet Teiresias, saying, "[Truth] has no strength for you because you are blind in mind and ears as well as your eyes" (370-372). Later, it becomes clear that Oedipus himself has been the blind one, in all senses. This focus on eyesight leads us to wonder why Oedipus thought blinding…

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  • Dramatic Irony In Oedipus Rex

    The ironic life of Oedipus Rex Irony can be used in a range of different ways to get a certain point across to your audience. In Sophocles’ play Oedipus Rex or Oedipus the King, Sophocles’ use of dramatic irony has a very strong presence. The story is about Oedipus, the King of Thebes, and he is trying to find a cure for his city that has been marked with a plague. A seer tells the king that the plague is a result of a man who has killed his own father. The furious Oedipus is then committed…

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  • Circle Of Lies John Delaney Analysis

    5.0 out of 5 starsLayers of Mystery Upon Mystery-A thrilling read By Mihir Shah on January 17, 2011 Format: Hardcover Alan Douglas' Circle of Lies is a riveting page turner that affirms the old Pringles commercial, "once you pop, the fun don't stop." Now, this is not your bag of chips; instead, it's a dazzling display of tremendous plot and character development. From the get go, readers are attached to John Delaney, an ex-cop turned lawyer. Modeling after the Joseph Campbell's The Hero's…

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  • Cyrus: Cyrus, King Of The World

    "I am Cyrus, king of the world..."- Cyrus II. It is not often that one is born a man and dies as a god, but the life and actions of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid Persian Empire, is mythic and grand even without the hyperbole. Born as a Persian in a time where that meant nothing, he would go on to defy his overlords and forge the first expansive empire of the ancient world. While his birth is lost to history, and his death glorified him as a god to the Persian people, his life was…

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  • Sam Westing: The Murder Of James Hoo

    What I suspect is that Sam Westing was murdered by James Hoo. I think this because James is always angry for no reason. Also long ago Sam Westing took James’ invention and used it as his own. This is why I suspect James Hoo for murdering Sam Westing. Why he killed him was to get back for taking his invention and making Sam Westing death look like a accident. James Hoo, when they were reading the will on page 29 saying “Either that or he ate once too often at that greasy coffee shop” James…

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  • A Doll's House And A Doll House Analysis

    “There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.” This quote by the actor Josh Jameson can be used to express the plays Oedipus the King and A Doll’s House. The two are old pairings,, but get the point across. Oedipus the King showed that too much drama can be a bad thing, leaving it very disliked, while A Doll’s House paved the road for a pleasant and empowering book. It is clear that A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen is great at showing dynamic characters…

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