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    The town had previously belonged to God, but has now been overpowered by someone who is not supposed to be in control. The town belongs to a greater force; the usurper. This usurper is interpreted as the devil. The persona is struggling to let God in because of the greater force. He wants God to take his town back from the usurper. God’s power of logic and knowledge is the viceroy of the town. The viceroy proves to be weaker than the usurper. God is not doing his job properly, because he is not defending the persona from the usurper. The theme as in the first quatrain shows that God is not doing his duties properly, and the persona deeply criticizes him for it. God’s reason is too weak to face the usurper. The weak reason does not restrain the persona from sinning. Once again the persona blames God and his reason for not being strong and harsh enough to fix him. God’s reason was captured by the usurper. This proved him to be weak and untrue to…

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    Henry VII is remembered in history as having ended the Wars of the Roses and uniting a bitterly divided England. By defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 and marrying Elizabeth of York he brought together the Houses of Lancaster and York under his new Tudor banner. However, Henry’s reign was not going to be straightforward and he had many issues which challenged his security on the throne. Henry had to ensure he dealt with rivals to the throne as well as making sure he ruled…

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    After a few weeks of cleaning the Roman coin, the Roman emperor perceived to be on my coin was Constantius II. He was the son of Constantine and Fausta. Constantius II was emperor from 337 to 361 AD. In 337 once his father died he and his brothers shared the throne. They later split the empire and Constantius II was given control over the east in which contained Thrace, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Asia, and Greece. During his reign as emperor, he endured battles and debates. One of the battles for…

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    Macbeth’s decision to murder Duncan and everybody else to fulfill the prophecy, displays his bravery to keep his pride of being the future king. During King Duncan’s rest, Macbeth had an undecided plan to murder Duncan in order to prove Lady Macbeth that he was courageous. Duncan went on to attempt to murder Duncan, “a floating bloody dagger appear” which led him to a thought which was full of guilt (2.1.44). As Lady Macbeth gave the signal, he knew he had to do it, since it was his pride as a…

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    The Death Of Macbeth

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    The King is dead! Macbeth has finally done it. He is on the verge of becoming King!! The Word of King Duncan’s death spread quickly. It has brought many faces to the castle including the likes of Macduff. Who begins asking many questions into the death of King Duncan? Soon after the coronation, he walked through the streets and all you could hear was. “All hail King Macbeth,” everyone shouts! Macduff became angry when he saw this. “King Duncan had not even been buried yet, and everyone is…

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    Scene: Act Five Scene Two. Macbeth is in bed, attempting to get some sleep when Banquo (in ghost form) appears within his mind. The following scene follows Banquo’s thoughts about Macbeth. [Standing] Macbeth. The devil himself could not pronounce a title more hateful to mine ear, nor more fearful. Thou liest, abhorred tyrant, your heart is blunt. [Powerful] How is sleep once murdered? Does it feel nostalgic my king? Who knew the most powerful man in Scotland sleeps poor. I shall stay up with…

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    The fall of the western Roman Empire was not caused by the barbarians’ attempts of invasion. Rome fell because a failing tax system and internal strife. The tax system was failing because the Roman Empire had overspent on military exercises and the coin had depreciated in value. As the coin depreciated, taxes were raised and the wealthy fled the cities in an attempt to avoid paying taxes. It is clear that the Roman government understood the threat of usurpers and the dangers that they posed to a…

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    endures much guilt from murdering two people, preventing him from sleeping well. Lack of sleep will lead to hallucinations and soon Macbeth sees ghosts of the characters he murders. “To be or not to be – that is the question.” (III, I, 64) This famous line derives from another of Shakespeare’s work, Hamlet. Shakespeare also uses a ghost in this play, however, this ghost does not come from guilt or hallucinations. The ghost in Hamlet happens to be Hamlet’s late father, who tries to talk his…

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    slowly amasses a majority of the power on the island and executes his coup by holding a reelection with himself as the primary candidate. In Jack’s new tribe, the boys have to follow every word uttered by Jack. Often, this leads to violent decisions based on Jack’s whim, such as the hunting of Ralph, “‘They’re going to hunt you [Ralph] tomorrow’” At first, Jack’s new government of absolute power seems to be faring much better than the previous democracy; however, Golding makes it apparent his…

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    Jake Garmo Block 5 AP English Language A Song of Ice and Fire: Game of Thrones Important Quotes: “He was no dragon, Dany thought, curiously calm. Fire cannot kill a dragon.” Even with all the abuse Viserys caused his sister, Daenerys not only loved Viserys as her brother but as the true king as well, up until his death. By calling Viserys an imitation dragon, she is saying that he was no true king at all. A dragon cannot die from fire as Viserys did. In the world of A Song of Ice and Fire,…

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