William Cohen

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  • Female Roles In Frankenstein

    was written during a predominantly patriarchal time for women, it is interesting how Mary Shelley, a female author, would submit to portraying female characters as powerless figures. As the daughter of the “first feminist,” Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin “a radical philosopher,” Mary Shelley seemingly misrepresents women in her novel. Additionally, Mary Shelley excludes females as a whole except as a subservient supportive role for a male (Ball). Moreover, Mary Shelley illustrates…

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  • Theme Of Rose In A Rose For Emily

    is so powerful that we are often blinded by it. In doing so, love creates rose colored glasses. It alters the world around us, making it appear lovelier than it truly is. For the narrator of the short story entitled “A Rose For Emily,” written by William Faulkner, death appears to be prominent. In fact, roses are hardly even mentioned. If we look closer, roses are used to symbolize Emily’s refusal to accept what is going on in the world around her. Miss Emily has a rose in the sense that she is…

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  • Political Corruption In Hamlet, Macbeth And King Lear

    Political corruption is seen in various tragedies by William Shakespeare. However, what are the effects of politics of the state on the individual and identity of character? As Marcellus says to Horatio “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” (1.4.), it becomes clear that on some level the Political corruption and transformation of morality in Hamlet’s Denmark is noticed. As a political body is poorly managed there are consequences. One should see it as a ripple effect. The choices of…

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  • A Streetcar Named Desire Rhetorical Analysis

    links with the theme of the play. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams presents Blanche Dubois, the embodiment of a typical Southern Belle: dainty, vain, and very feminine. After moving in with her sister Stella and her husband Stanley, Blanche finds herself caught in a spiral of alcoholism and stupor. The fallen and faded belle is prone to her frequent haunting memories and fantasy-like state-of-mind. While Williams utilizes repetition to represent chronic flashbacks that injure…

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  • Theme Of Love In Much Ado About Nothing

    culture across the world. Many humans are unwilling, too stubborn, or simply too independent to admit their love or cave into love’s demands. On rare occasions, however, it is stubbornness and the yearning for independence that bring lovers together. William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado about Nothing” encompasses many different themes in a relatively short play. The theme of the most importance and the most persistence throughout the play is independence. Many characters exemplify and demonstrate the…

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  • Human Psyche In Macbeth

    studying and comparing the positive notion of creation and the detrimental effect destruction has on an individuals being we begin to comprehend the complicated and dichotomous nature of human consciousness. William Shakespeare’s Elizabethan drama Macbeth (1606) and the Romantic poems of William Blake ‘London’ (1794) and ‘Human Abstract’ (1794) each validate the convoluted emotions of love and betrayal whilst exploring their different influences due to their cultural context. If an individual…

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  • Should Romeo And Juliet Be Taught In Schools Essay

    Mya Gordon Mr. Harragian English 9 (Essay) 15 May 2016 Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is classified as one of the most popular and best-selling stories worldwide. According to Www.ancient-orgins.net, “William Shakespeare 's world renowned Romeo and Juliet (written sometime between 1591 and 1595) stands in the historical record as one of the greatest love stories ever written...it is a lot of differences on a story told many times from the fourteen hundreds onwards…borrowed from poets…

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  • Elements Of Tragicomedy In The Winter's Tale

    The Oxford English Dictionary defines tragicomedy as “a play or other literary or dramatic work which combines the qualities of a tragedy and a comedy, or contains both tragic and comic elements” (“Tragicomedy”). William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale falls into this genre of writing. The first three acts of the play provide tragic elements such as error and death, while the final two acts provide comedic elements such as misunderstandings and romance. Leontes, the king of Sicilia, accuses…

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  • Appearance Vs. Reality In King Lear By William Shakespeare

    The theme of appearance versus reality is reoccurring throughout the play of King Lear by William Shakespeare. There is an evident contrast between reality as opposed to appearance. Reality is the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to appearance to be an idealistic or notional idea of them. Appearance is an imagination, while reality is an actual existence. In King Lear there are many characters that appear to be, what in reality, they are not. Since one cannot see…

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  • Dreams Vs. Reality In William Shakespeare's A Midsummers Night Dream

    Mercury the lead singer of Queen, “Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, No escape from reality. Open your eyes, Look up to the skies and see…” English playwright William Shakespeare plays with this idea of dreams versus reality throughout a number of his production. The William Shakespeare play A Midsummers Night Dream plays with this idea more than any other play production created by the famous playwright. Within this particular play, Shakespeare plays with the…

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