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  • The Quest For Power In The Lord Of The Flies

    The Quest For Power The Lord of The Flies, written by William Golding, tells the story of young British boys who are stranded on an island in the middle of the ocean. These boys were in a plane escaping from a war scene when their plane came down. The will to survive and get off the island is a leading factor for stress and a key issue. However the quest and assertiveness to be in control and have power drives two boys in particular throughout the story. Power starts off in the form of a conch,…

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  • Antony's Speech: Revenge Should Have No Bounds?

    William Shakespeare once stated that "Revenge should have no bounds" (IV, vii, Hamlet) In Shakespeare 's play, Julius Caesar, Antony 's speech in Act 3, Scene 1 focus 's on Antony 's sorrow for the gentle way he treats the conspirators, and the prophecy he imagines of a great war which will be embarked upon due to the murder of Caesar. Revenge sought out by Antony and also by Caesar soon becomes the main idea of this passage. Antony uses words with a generally cruel connotation in order to paint…

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  • The Importance Of Emotions In Romeo And Juliet

    Various topics are taught in everyday life. Yet, coping with pain proves difficult, and many struggle with this unavoidable aspect. Numerous believe emotions can’t be taught. Meanwhile people are experiencing all sorts sentimental feelings, and still many today refuse to discipline young to survive a fall into an ocean of mixed feelings. “Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs; Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers ' eyes;Being vexed a sea nourish 'd with loving tears:What is it else?…

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  • Essay On Female Exclusion In Shakespeare's Plays

    Female Exclusion in Shakespeare’s Plays If William Shakespeare was alive today, he would most likely be considered a “mennist”. In many of his plays, he included a large number of male characters, but only a handful of female characters. If one were to ask someone on the street what female roles were in Shakespeare plays, only a few would be easily retrieved for most. Of course, those female roles would be the infamous Juliet from Romeo and Juliet, Lady Macbeth from Macbeth, Beatrice from Much…

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  • Examples Of Ambition In A Raisin In The Sun

    Oluseyi Akinbami once said, “Every man’s heart speaks, where no one can see, it reveals the motives for our actions, and many times the motives are not good.” In Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” the Younger family is one full of ambition. Each member of the family has a goal in life that they wish to achieve. For Ruth and Lena (Mama) Younger, this goal seems to present itself as the desire for family bonding. For Beneatha Younger, success in the medical field seems to be prominent.…

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  • Compare And Contrast Wordsworth And Coleridge

    Wordsworth and Coleridge: Stylistic Distinctions with Spiritual Resemblance In Lyrical Ballads 1798, it is easy to distinguish the poems composed by William Wordsworth from the ones composed by Samuel Coleridge. This is not out of their divergent views, but rather, a result of their characteristic poetic styles and distinctive writing subjects. Coleridge himself gives an account of this: These are the poetry of nature… composed of two sorts… It was agreed that my endeavours should be directed…

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  • What Is The Theme Of Desire In A Streetcar Named Desire

    Tennessee Williams captures New Orleans perfectly through his play, “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Imagine walking through the heat of the summer with the Louisiana humidity, the steam of hot baths coming through the kitchen as you are trying to cool down in a two bedroom apartment, the loud sound of the downtown streets breaking through the windows, or even the spiral staircase that portrays the ionic “Stella!” scene. I never understood the truth of this play, until I was walking through New…

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  • The Deranged Death In William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily

    separation and destruction all over the country. In a small town of Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, there is an old woman named Emily Grierson who manages to make her life a larger conflict than the wars going on around her. This character, created by William Faulkner in “A Rose for Emily”, represents in large part, the affects that come with stubbornness during a time of modern change. Miss Grierson was an old fashioned woman living in a revolutionizing world and rather than accepting the…

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  • The Importance Of Nature In William Wordsworth

    taught them life lessons. To William Wordsworth nature was his one only teacher. The majority of the writers prefer nature over anything artificial or industrial. They explain that nature proves to be overpowering and is seen to be greater than anything artificial. Nature is a visionary for the writers and gives them inspiration for composing their poems and views. In the writer’s eyes nature shows someone with imagination to make reality and the world a better place. William Blake is a firm…

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  • The Theme Of Enchanence In William Wordsworth's The Prelude

    In William Wordsworth’s autobiographical poem, The Prelude, the speaker, who in this case is also the poet, encounters unfamiliar aspects of the natural world. These unfamiliar aspects cause the speaker’s changing responses to his experience evolving from an ignorantly blissful boy who enjoys the “troubled pleasure” (ln.6) brought on by finding a boat and leaving nature’s comfort to a man who has loss his innocence and finds that the “covert of the willow tree [a symbol of enchantment,…

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