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Re-educating A King: King Lear's Self-Awareness
Number of words: 1162 - Number of pages: 5

.... get in touch with his self-conscious. For example, the Fool, oddly enough, acts as the voice of reason for the out-of -touch King. He views events critically and thus seems to foreshadow situations that an ignorant Lear is completely oblivious to. This is evident in act 1, scene 1, when a prodding Fool asks the king if he knows the difference between a bitter fool and a sweet fool. When Lear admits that he does not, the Fool attempts to lay it all out in front of him: That lord which councelled thee To give away thy lan .....

Hamlet: Truth Of His Father's Death And Hypocrisy Surrounding Him
Number of words: 799 - Number of pages: 3

.... is nothing but hollow words without feeling. As he says: borrowing dulleth edge of husbandry. This above all, to thine own self be true,/ And it must follow, as the night the day,/ Thou canst not then be false to any man,"(I iii,ln 80) It is clear that his first priority, in talking to his son, is to teach him to act proper, to keep up his own appearance, and not to wish him well. From his later actions, one can see that Laetres honor is what concerens him the most, not his well being. When Polonius feels it necessary to send a spy to keep an eye on h .....

A Street Car Named Desire: Theme Of Reality Vs. Illusion
Number of words: 301 - Number of pages: 2

.... a tramp. Her illusions are so intense that its to the point that it affects real life. An example is her decorations to Stella's apartment which creates a dim surrounding to help hide her true appearance. Unlike Stella, Blanche is afraid of her reality. She is afraid of getting old which is which she puts covers on the lamps to dim the lights. She's afraid of being alone, which was why she tried so hard to keep Mitch from finding out about her past. In conclusion, although Stella and Blanche were brought up in the same environment, they matured differe .....

King Lear: Comedy Or Tragedy?
Number of words: 1191 - Number of pages: 5

.... or something else would be on them. The hero must be of a high status on the chain and the hero also possesses a tragic flaw that initiates the tragedy. The fall of the hero is not felt by him alone but creates a chain reaction which affects everything below him. There must also be the element of chance or accident that influences some point in the play. King Lear meets all of these requirements that has been laid out by Bradley which is the most logical for a definition of a tragedy as compared to the definition of a comedy by G. Wilson Knight. The main ch .....

Basketball Diaries: Movie Summary
Number of words: 409 - Number of pages: 2

.... him. Jim was not very receptive to authority. He hated it. Whenever, someone tries to force him to do something he turns his back on them. This lack of respect of authority could because of lack of male influence in his life. Jim looked at the church as an institution rather than a home. No, I do not hold this view on the church. I was raised in environment with personable priests. This helped me grow with the church rather than against it. A very controversial issue is whether drugs and alcohol are morally wrong. Catholics believe that anything that can ha .....

What To Do?: Terrorism And The Media
Number of words: 1715 - Number of pages: 7

.... informed about your reasons and purpose for attacks than the news. Albert gave a good definition of terrorist's objectives when he stated: "Terrorists try to exercise influence over targeted officials on nations through intimidation of the public and arousal of sympathy for the social and political causes they espouse. Without widespread publicity, terrorist acts can achieve neither of these effects" (Bandura, Albert qtd. In Nacos 1). Terrorists need the news media to get the publicity, and the media is a willing accomplice. The news media is an accessory to .....

Movie: Life, Like The Great Gatsby
Number of words: 1807 - Number of pages: 7

.... in the novel as you will read further I will relate some issues of the novel, as well as other critics have included their views on The Great Gatsby. F. Scott, Fitsgerald was an American short story writer and novelist famous for his depictions of the Jazz Age(the 1920's), his most brilliant novel work being The Great Gatsby(1925). He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on sept. 24, 1896 and died in Hollywood, California on December 21, 1940. His private life, with his wife, Zelda, in both America and France, became almost as celebrated as his novels. Fit .....

The Tempest: Drunk And More Drunk
Number of words: 516 - Number of pages: 2

.... wouldn't do. They blindly attempt to take on Prospero, a powerful sorcerer and scheme how to defeat and kill him. Who in their sober mind take on an all powerful sorcerer? This is quite amusing because it shows us how incredibly foolish we act when we are drunk. Of course their attempt to take on Prospero proves to be futile, instead they play dress up with his cloaks and when Prospero shows up, Stephano and Trinculo run for their lives and leave Calaban behind carrying the clothes they attempted to steal. Trinculo and Stephano were also quite amu .....

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