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Analysis Of The Character Willy Loman In Arthur Millerís Play, "Death Of A Salesman"
Number of words: 1135 - Number of pages: 5

.... he should at least be well-liked and be able to sell until the day of his death: When his friends would flock from all over the country to pay their respects. Willyís main flaw is his foolish pride, this it what makes him a tragic hero. Yet there are many facets to his personality that contribute to the state he and the family are in during the play. His upbringing of the boys is one major issue, he raised them with the notion that if one is well-liked, he need not worry about qualifications, he believed that if his boys were popular they would come out on .....

Oedipus Rex - Bliss In Ignorance
Number of words: 851 - Number of pages: 4

.... the context of his own time, this was meant to imply that life must be examined and reflected upon, known and discovered by each individual philosopher to better enrich life for all. Yet in terms of Sophoclean drama, specifically Oedipus Rex, this was meant in a vastly different way. The unexamined life was one that was in the dark, unknown as to what fate lied beyond every turn and irony of living. Oedipus, up to the point in which he heard the comment in the tavern in Corinth, lived an unexamined life. To Socrates, he was an unfulfilled man, one who deserved t .....

King Lear: Everything About The Play Hangs On First Two Scenes
Number of words: 1587 - Number of pages: 6

.... of setup that occur within the dialogue which key the audience in on the morals and values of the characters. Marilyn French is completely accurate when she states that "Everything about the play hangs on the first two scenes not just the plot but the values as well" (Shakespeare's Division of Experience, 226). The opening scenes of King Lear do an immaculate job of setting up the plot and forming the basis for all the events which occur in the later scenes of the play. "The elements of that opening scene are worth pausing over, because they seem to have been .....

Shakespeare And His Theater
Number of words: 562 - Number of pages: 3

.... Many of the costumes conveyed recognizable meanings for the audience such as a rich aristocrat wearing silk clothes with many ruffles. Many times there were musical accompaniments and sound effects such as gunpowder explosions andthe beating of a pan to simulate thunder. The stage itself was also remarkably versatile. Behind it were doors for exits and entrances and a curtained booth or alcove useful for actors to hide inside. Above the stage was a higher acting area which symbolized a porch or balcony. This was useful in the story of Romeo and J .....

Lady Macbeth: A Wife In Support Of Her Husband
Number of words: 1195 - Number of pages: 5

.... She possesses an aspect which cares for the future of her husband, and therefore inspires him to pursue the possibilities. More important than advocating actions to take the kingship, Lady Macbeth encourages Macbeth to remain strong. When his weaknesses appear, she remains firm. Because of Lady Macbeth, Macbeth achieves success. Once set on attaining the crown, Lady Macbeth pushes Macbeth to remain valiant and assists him in his pursuits. The goals of Macbeth become her aspirations as well. When Macbeth informs Lady Macbeth of his new found glory, she immediat .....

All My Sons: Summary
Number of words: 1184 - Number of pages: 5

.... Mother thinks that Larry isn't dead anyway, what Ann's father did has nothing to do with Larry. Joe tries to explain what he did. He says that military production was a mad house. The army needed the equipment badly and Ann's father panicked. Chris and Ann think that Ann's father is a murderer. Joe tries to find explanations and excuses for the mistake. Ann and Chris find out that they had loved each other for a long time, but they were too embarrassed to let the other one know. Ann doesn't want to wait for Larry. Chris tells his father that he is going to .....

Unethical Behavior Role Modeling In Death Of A Salesman
Number of words: 759 - Number of pages: 3

.... from the locker room. When Willy became cognizant of Biff's actions, Wily did not punish Biff. Instead, he told Biff that the coach was likely to congratulate Biff for his show of initiative (29, 30). Similarly, at another point in the play Biff and Happy stole lumber from a nearby construction site. Instead of teaching the boys a lesson in ethics Willy was proud of his sons. In fact, he bragged about the amount of construction materials the two stole (50, 51). Willy allowed the boys to steal, which could be considered an immoral act, worse yet, Willy's pr .....

A Streetcar Named Desire
Number of words: 2047 - Number of pages: 8

.... and ride six blocks and get off at Elysian Fields" (Quirino 63). Taken literally this does not seam to add much to the story. However, if one investigate Blanche's past one can truly understand what this quotation symbolizes. Blanche left her home to join her sister, because her life was a miserable wreck in her former place of residence. She admits, at one point in the story, that "after the death of Allan (her h usband) intimacies with strangers was all I seemed able to fill my empty heart with" (Williams, 178). She had sexual relations with anyone who would a .....

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