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  • The Palace Thief Character Analysis

    Should a person throw away their morals for their pride? Ethan’s Canin’s short story “The Palace Thief” is a story of William Hundert, a history teacher at St. Benedict’s School. Hundert says “that the school was his [Hundert’s] life” showing how truly proud he is to be teaching at that school. (Canin, p. 155). After five years of teaching there, Hundert receives Sedgewick Bell as his student. Sedgewick Bell, son of Senator Sedgewick Hyram Bell, causes much mischief in Hundert’s class and…

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  • Julius Caesar's Assassination And The Fall Of The Roman Republic

    The 15th of March 44 BCE, also known as the Ides of March marks an important moment and turning point in history as the day of Julius Caesar’s assassination and the fall of the Roman Republic. At Caesar’s assassination, the 500-year-old republic was severely destabilised in a series of civil wars, executions and political conflict. Caesar was reportedly stabbed 23 times by approximately 60 members of the Republic Senate, who had feared his growing power and recent title of dictator. By the act…

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  • The Importance Of Violence In Shakespeare's Macbeth

    The Chinese philosopher, Xun Zi stated; “A person is born with feelings of envy and hate. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to violence and crime, and any sense of loyalty and good faith will be abandoned.” This quote depicts that if one commits an act of violence then his or her good faith will be tarnished. Therefore, using violence as a means to gain power is immoral and will negatively affect one 's conscious. Concomitant to this, in Shakespeare 's allegorical tragedy, Macbeth, the…

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  • Lorde The Fourth Of July Analysis

    American society has long been hailed as the melting pot of the world, a diverse amalgam of culture and ideology that welcomes all the world’s people. But the Land of Opportunity’s quintessential ideology does not always mirror the actions of its citizens. Discrimination based on skin or culture has always been the dark byproduct of America’s great diversity. Merriam Webster defines racism as “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities” (Merriam Webster) and as…

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  • English Civil War Research Paper

    The English Civil War was a turning point in English history and in the life of an ordinary country gentlemen, Oliver Cromwell. The English Civil War started in 1642 and ended in 1651. During those nine years, Oliver Cromwell rose in rank to the position of Protectorate because of his relationship with his capable troops and military skill in battle. While historians debate his role, Oliver Cromwell was an effective leader in trying to create a better England. Before the English Civil War of…

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  • Cruelty In Emily Brontë's 'Wuthering Heights'

    stems from jealousy of Mr. Earnshaw’s attention to Heathcliff, showing that his revenge is driven by his desire for his father’s lov3e: “Hindley hated him…[he] had learned to regard his father as an oppressor rather than a friend, and Heathcliff as a usurper of his parent 's affections and his privileges; and he grew bitter” (38). With regards to human nature, Brontë hints that the desire for love can drive people to turn against those they used to or should have cared for. Hindley turns against…

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  • Use Of Power In The Tempest

    Duke of Naples Alonso, and exiled to a deserted island somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea. Over the course of the play, Prospero uses power in a variety of ways trying to exact revenge on his brother. His goal is not to outright maim or kill the usurpers, but to gain a genuine admission of remorse from Antonio. However, towards the end of the play it becomes clear that – in spite of his almost unlimited external…

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  • Ovid's Metamorphoses Analysis

    Gods of Metamorphoses: Orderly Regulators or Brutal Predators? Ovid’s ever-present theme of change in Metamorphoses is reflected often in the reader’s fluctuating perception of the gods throughout the epic. Two perspectives of the gods are presented in the weavings made by Minerva and Arachne in Book VI; Minerva weaves a symmetrical, balanced portrayal that praises the gods and the order they believe they represent in their power to punish humans, while Arachne’s finished product portrays…

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  • Richard III Villain

    The Tragedy of Richard III was based on the true life king who ruled 1483 to 1485, just two short years. Richard III was no doubt a really bad guy. He was a murderer, a tyrant, a hypocrite, and a traitor. Shakespeare presents Richard in an extremely negative way throughout the entire play. He was shown as an evil person; who was fascinated with the control that only being the king could have brought him, and he would have taken any risk that was needed to become the King. He was motivated by his…

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  • Essay On Afterlife In Hamlet

    Afterlife in the eyes of Shakespeare’s Hamlet One of the most well know piece of work that Shakespeare’s has authored is his drama Hamlet, in this play we get a glimpse into the genius that is Shakespearian writing and how he is able to bring certain topics into discussion without really realizing it. One of these topics concerns the afterlife, specifically concerning the ghost of the late King Hamlet and whether or not he is in fact purgatory or some evil spirit come to mess with Hamlets mind.…

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