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The Tragic Hero Of Julius Caes
Number of words: 626 - Number of pages: 3

.... suicide because Antony defeated his army. If Antony were killed, Brutus would have never committed suicide himself. The march to Phillipi was also a bad idea because if they hadn’t gone everybody wouldn’t have been killed. Brutus also made poor judgment on his friend Cassius. Cassius was the one persuading Brutus to become one of the conspirators, if he hadn’t listened to Cassius, he wouldn’t have killed Caesar. Brutus was one of Caesar’s best friends, but he was not the greatest friend in the world. He killed his own best fri .....

Woman Warrior
Number of words: 1195 - Number of pages: 5

.... for her food to eat. The hungrier she becomes, the more feral she is. Meat also played a role in the connection between food and strength. During the beginning of her story she claimed she no longer needed meat. After she became starving, she breaks down and eats meat. “…I saw the rabbit had sacrificed itself for me. It had made me a gift of meat” (26). Her will was eroded by the hunger because as her hunger increased, she became weaker and her resolve was easier to destroy. When the narrator was not starving she was in control of her f .....

Shakespearean Comedy
Number of words: 2325 - Number of pages: 9

.... During this time the young people spend the night in the woods to celebrate. Shakespeare uses the greenworld pattern in this play. The play begins in the city, moves out to the country and then back to the city. Being in the country makes things better because there is tranquility, freedom and people can become uncivilized versus when they are in the city and have to follow customs and laws and behave rationally. Comedies contain blocking figures and in this play it is Egeus. If he was not in the way, Hermia could marry Lysander. Since he is causing problems in .....

Hester Prynne
Number of words: 1245 - Number of pages: 5

.... The Puritans do not take her feelings into account. They are people that take things as being right or wrong. Committing adultery is seen as wrong in the Bible, and therefore Puritans do not care of the circumstances. The Puritans are grim, forbidding people. Nonetheless they have a degree of dignity and authority. They lack sympathy and discrimination. In their eyes all crimes are equal. Hester is punished by the Puritan society by wearing the scarlet letter A on the bosom of her dress and standing on “the weather darkened scaffold”(p.234 .....

Macbeth - Tragedy Or Satire
Number of words: 2072 - Number of pages: 8

.... most closely upon human life. This I think Macbeth attains. However, Aristotle adds a few conditions. According to Aristotle, a tragedy must have six parts: plot, character, diction, thought, spectacle, and song. Most important is the plot, the structure of the incidents. Tragedy is not an imitation of men, but of action and life. It is by men's actions that they acquire happiness or sadness. Aristotle stated, in response to Plato, that tragedy produces a healthful effect on the human character through a katharsis, a "proper purgation" of "pity and terror." A suc .....

1984 2
Number of words: 1197 - Number of pages: 5

.... who "snoop in on conversations, always watching your every move, controlling the minds and thoughts of the people." (page 6). To the corrupted government, physical control is not good enough, however. The only way to completely eliminate physical opposition is to first eliminate any mental opposition. The government is trying to control our minds, as it says "thought crime does not entail death; thought crime is death." (page 27). Later in the novel the government tries even more drastic methods of control. Big Brother’s predictions in the Times are .....

Bartleby Essay
Number of words: 277 - Number of pages: 2

.... the Scrivener" and John Updike's "A & P," the conflict of the individual thoughts and feelings versus the desire of society's institutions for conformity occurs with the characters who were different. Initially, a scrivener is someone who copies things for a living. The title "Bartleby, the Scrivener" describes Bartleby the complete opposite of what he actually is. He is asked to "join this interesting group." The narrator describes Bartleby as enclosing himself behind the walls of his office. These walls represent the walls Bartleby builds - not physical wall, but communication barriers. The walls .....

The Mystery Of Edwin Drood By
Number of words: 1622 - Number of pages: 6

.... to Edwin Drood, Rosa is the only woman within the nunnery that has a man to court her. She is the only woman mentioned, in the nunnery, that is going to be married off to a man, not God. Rosa capitalizes on this situation by leading the other girls in the nunnery to be her “poor pets”(118). She realizes that the girls as well as the head of the school, Miss Twinkleton, who describes Rosa as her “pet pupil”(14), look at her to be the embodiment of romance because of her prospective marriage. Miss Twinkleton and the girls live their love lives through Rosa, “o .....

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