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Ancient Epic and Tragedy
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...tragedies in Euripides’ canon of works that focus on great mythic characters. The action is set in the city of Thebes and opens before the royal palace near to which is the altar of Zeus the Deliverer. This is an important feature of the play’s setting: the emphasis upon location and the proximity of religious symbolism... An examination of the themes in Euripides’ Heracles, considering the function of conflict and change in the action. This essay will explore meanings in Euripides’ tragic play Heracles1 and consider the philosophic and symbolic themes in the action. A speculative date for this play is 420 B.C. It was written in the golden age period of Athenian drama and is one of a sequence of great...
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Virginia Tech Tragedy
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...tragedy, but they arrived at radically different conclusions when it came to addressing many of the basic questions arising from an act of this nature. Among them were the following: Why did University officials allow the killing to continue without evacuating the campus Why did... "Virginia Tech: Making Sense of What Happened On April 16, 2007 a lone gunman went on a violent rampage on thecampus of Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, VA. in what law enforcement officials have called the deadliest mass killing in US history (Hauser). According to the New York Times the shootings claimed 33 lives in two separate incidents that were two and a half hours apart (Hauser). The killing ended when the...
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The Tragedy of Othello
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...Tragedy of Othello One of the greatest dramas of English, Othello, the Moor of Venice was written in 1604 by William Shakespeare Based on an earlier novel by the Italian writer Cinthio, Othello is a tragedy in which jealousy plays a big part. Although Othello does not address universal problems like Hamlet does, it deals with very strong human emotions. Othello portrays the depths to which jealousy can drag a person, overriding his love. The play is set in Venice, and Cyprus.. Othello, an African, is a respected general of the Venetian army. He has promoted Cassio to the rank of lieutenant, causing great bitterness and jealousy in Iago. Othello has...
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To What Extent Did Martin Luther King, John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson Contribute to the Stormy Sixties
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...American Tragedy: Kennedy, Johnson, and the Origins of the Vietnam War. Cambridge MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2000. Kennedy, David M, Cohen, Lizabeth, and Bailey, Thomas A. The American Pageant: A History of the Republic. 12th Edition. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002.... adoption of stronger support for an end to the war in Vietnam along with the predominant thrust for civil-rights, a move that some felt spread the movement too thin. Nonetheless, the well-timed shift drew new blood into the crusade in response to the fresh bid for peace. As King went on to tackle domestic issues of urban poverty, proposing national boycotts and nonviolent camp-ins, he...
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In A Farewell to Arms, Hemingway portrays the idea that life and war create nothing but hopelessness and tragedy
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...American soldier serving in Italy during World War I, who gets injured and is recovering in a Milan hospital. In the hospital he meets Catherine Barkley and falls in love with her. The relationship between Henry and Catherine blossoms and results in Catherine becoming pregnant. Post treatment, Henry has to return... ?Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms can be rightly claimed as a parallel to Romeo and Juliet’s story of love and sacrifice Introduction A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway was published in 1929. The book is a first person account of the author’s personal experience in the war front during the First World War. The plot of the novel revolves around the protagonist Fredric Henry, a young American ...
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The cause of civil war
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...American tragedy... The causes of Civil War Introduction There are various economic, political and ideological differences between the North and South that led to the American Civil War. The North economy was based on industrialization while the South relied on cotton production that entailed the use of slaves as cheap labor. The north was opposed to slavery while the south wanted to own slaves (Hewitt and Lawson 89). The southerners were also angered by unfair taxation of their cotton and felt that the federal government was passing unfair laws. The north felt that ‘state rights’ would make United States weaker country and opposed the rights of individual states (Hewitt and Lawson 93). Generally the n...
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Show how foil characters behavior and values contrast the protagonist in the modern drama play Death of a Salesman by Miller and A Doll House by Ibsen
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...American tragedy by many critics. Both İbsen and Miller employed a complex system of foils in order to increase the dramatic effects of their plays. Foil characters heightens the dramatic conflict and tension by providing strong contrasts to protagonists. In “A Doll House”, Mrs. Linde serves as foil for the main protagonist Nora through her different character. In a “Death of a Salesman” Charley and Biff can... The Foil Characters in Relation to the Protagonists in “A Doll House” and “Death of a Salesman” Henrik Ibsen’s play “A Doll House” was published on 1879 and pioneered the new genre of modern drama. Arthur Miller’s play “Death of a Salesman” was written later in 1949 and was regarded as the first...
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Being American
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...tragedy, George W. Bush gave hope to America. His words, his actions, and his intelligence makes this man a very powerful man. Also, a man that is viewed as the most powerful man in the world today. We, not just as Americans, but also as a citizen of humankind, are proud to have this man as the leader of this country. His works to fight terrorism gave us hope and lightened are hearts. The arrests of many terrorists around the world complement the works of this man... Being American [The [The of the Being American The era before the Civil War and the Civil War Americans have the tendency to think that they are better than others. This affects the way they think and their other values. The terrorist...
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American Culture Analysis
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...Americans are a people without history, with only memory, which means a people poorly prepared for what is inevitable about life -- tragedy, sadness, moral ambiguity -- and therefore a people reluctant to engage difficult ethical issues” (Leonard 1). A lot of Americans take no interest in national and global politics. They generally feel unconcerned about issues which are of huge importance to people in other parts of the world. A vast majority... ? 29 Apr. The American culture: America is my homeland. I live with my whole family in America, so it makes sense for me to feel related to everything that is American. That is why I have chosen to discuss the American culture in this paper. American culture is ...
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American Indian and media
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...American Indians in State Social Studies Standards. Journal of American Indian Education, 46(8). Retrieved 28 March 2015 from http://jaie.asu.edu/v48/48_2_%202009%202%20Journell.pdf NBC Report (1990).Tragedy of Pine Ridge Ted Talk December (2012). American Indians - thinking twice about Wyatt, T. (2009). The Role of Culture in Culturally Compatible Education. Journal of American Indian Education -, 48(3), 47–54. Retrieved 28 March 2015 from http://jaie.asu.edu/v48/48_3_%202009%203%20Wyatt.pdf... Ancient and Modern View of American Indians through the Media American Indians are a great part of the American history. This marginalized group of...
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American Slave
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...American Slave Introduction In America, slavery and slave labor existed as an that was legal as from the colonial period. All slaves were black and of African descent. They only got owned by whites. Children that got born by female slaves also became slaves. The only way by which a slave could have gotten freedom is by running away, a thing that was exceedingly difficult to accomplish. Slaves became used for hard and forced labor in white’s plantations. As the demand for labor was high, their demand also became high. They worked on large farms or plantations where the climate and the soil were of exceptional quality and cash crops were lucrative. Slavery White...
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American Memory of Holocaust
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...Americans was based on inaccurate, trivial, and vague representations. The Jews extermination was remembered in important ways such as through the Nuremberg trials, Second World War accounts, comparisons with the Soviet totalitarianism, philosophical works, Jewish and Christian reflections in theology, mass-media portrayals, and scholarly pioneering publications. These attempts in the postwar period to understand the Jewish tragedy in the prevailing cultural paradigms offered the foundation for the consequent comprehension of that event (Baron, 2003). In the late 1960s and 1970s, American memory of the Holocaust moved to a central...
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The Tragedy of Joe Keller
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...Tragedy of Joe Keller Introduction The decisions and actions of Joe Keller in All My Sonsare very bad that one of his sons totally loathes him, and the other commits suicide. Joe Keller is portrayed as a “man among men, (Miller 1971, x)” for he has been successful, and that, to a lot of people, should be rewarded with high regard and esteem. His longing to leave his business to his sons is anchored in love. The value Keller has for his sons is priceless, and his faith in the purity of being a father is evident as he remarks, “A father is a father” (Miller 1971, 47), and this remark utterly reflects his conviction that the family should be given more importance than...
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American History Week 4 #16
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...Americans as stupid, primitive, and lazy people. Such plays teased Africans and belittled them substantially. Torrence noticed this racial tragedy and decided to condemn it exclusively. Additionally, McKay contributed through his vastly read poem named “If We Must Die” (Taylor, 2006). The poem condemned the ruthless killings that whites executed on the blacks. The blacks experienced great injustice from the whites who tormented and killed them without proper reasons. The poem equally urged the Negros to stand up and fight back. McKay was against the rampant and undesirable deaths that engulfed the Negro communities in Harlem... Harlem Renaissance Task: Harlem Renaissance Remarkable figures emerged during ...
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An Ancient Tragedy Oedipus King
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...tragedy, which was first acted during the 429 BCE. It is a tragic play, which was written by Sophocles. It is Athenian by origin, and the second production of Sophocles’ Theban works. This is a play, whose glory in the field of literature, has not faded despite the passage of time. Many having been waiting upon the downfall of this piece of literature, but it is almost certain that it will not come to a dark end. While many argue that it will, I still stand for the fact that it will stand the test of time and continue being used in many schools, as a literature tool. This is because; it utilizes the universal literary devices in a very effective manner... Lecturer: “Oedipus king,” is an ancient tragedy, ...
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Why is a greek tragedy
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...Tragedy Greek tragedy developed as a result of choral performances, which were carried out to celebrate mystic ecstasy and praise the god of wine, known as Dionysus. Greek tragedy was a classical dramatic structure built around conflicts which gave rise to the ultimate climax of most plays. Hence, this was a form of drama that was based on human suffering and mythology for the Greeks. The ancients made a comparison of the drama in the plot as part to the tying and the untying of a knot. Hence, the technical structure of plays was determined by the necessities that rose when dramatic conflicts were threatened (Simon, Clinton and Sullivan 173). Aeschylus was the second actor to perform... the...
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The Tragedy of the Commons
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...Tragedy of the Commons Garret Hardin’s 1968 opus, “The Tragedy of the Commons,” is an often-cited work. A quick look in the internet literature on the subject suggests that a great deal of theorizing and literature emerged from Hardin’s write-up. Science, the journal that published the work of Hardin, described Hardin as a biologist but Hardin’s work also appears popular among anthropologists, economists, sociologists, environmentalists, and development professionals. In his analysis, Hardin developed an argument based on a hypothetical situation. He said, “picture a pasture open to all” and argued that when a pasture is open to all, each herdsman will keep as many cattle possible... ?Beyond the Tragedy...
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American lliterature. Questions and answers
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...American literature Discuss Haemon's arguments with Creon opposing Creon's decision not to bury Polyneices with the proper burial rites. Even though Haemon always respected, and followed the orders of his father Creon, when it came to the burial of Polynices he disagreed with his decision. Haemon tried to convince his father to give Polynices a proper burial as required by God’s law. Creon did not want to give Polynices a proper burial, he also vowed to punish anyone that would take the responsibility of a proper burial. Haemon tried to argue with his father informing him that the laws of the land permitted the burial of any individual and he should therefore give...
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Tragedy in Oedipus the King
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...Tragedy in “Oedipus The King” Tragedy in “Oedipus The King” In “Oedipus The King,” an old priest and a group of citizens ask help from their King Oedipus to save them from the plague that is afflicting Thebes. Oedipus sends for Creon and the oracle to understand the cause of the curse. The oracle reveals that the plague will only end when the murderer of the erstwhile king Laius is killed or banished for his misdeed. Oedipus also calls upon Tiresias who reluctantly divulges that it is Oedipus who killed Laius. Oedipus is angered because he has won against the Sphinx and has his pride. He begins thinking that Creon is plotting to overthrow him. Oedipus does...
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Kwame nkrumah vision and tragedy
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...Tragedy by David Rooney of The paper is an analysis of the book Kwame Nkrumah: Vision and Tragedy by David Rooney. According to Academia Press (2014), this book is the greatest work of historical biographies that are devoted to the leader of Ghana during its independence movement, and perhaps the most influential black African leader of the 50s and 70s in terms of worldwide impact and effectiveness. This paper will analyze and evaluate the book using scholarly references to elaborate further on the analysis. Key words; Kwame Nkrumah, politics, independence Review of Kwame Nkrumah: Vision and Tragedy by David Rooney Kwame Nkrumah: vision and tragedy is a book... Review of Kwame Nkrumah: Vision and...
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Explaining the American Renaissance Paper
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...tragedy that had formed the canvas of many a European masterpiece. This absence of a familiar environment perhaps forced Edgar Allen Poe to import an Italian backdrop to add necessary weight and flavor to one of his creations. Renaissance – a historical necessity A reaction to this overdependence on Europe divorced from the realities of America was waiting to happen and took shape in the form of American Renaissance. The credit of coining the term “American Renaissance” goes to F. O. Matthiessen who used this new found expression in his seminal work ‘American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and...
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Latin American History and Politics
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...tragedy with all the loss to human lives and property, it was also a moment of inspiration as the world gathered together to help the country get its feet back immediately after the calamity. The United States, for example, was able to mobilize its contribution to the relief efforts mere hours after the calamity struck, making its efforts its largest humanitarian operation ever, at one time involving more than 22,000 personnel conducting assistance and relief activities (Cecchine et al., 2013, p. 40). The contributions of other countries, though not in the same magnitude... 1. What are your thoughts and feelings about the devastating earthquake that shook Haiti? While the Haiti earthquake is a huge...
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American Creation by Joesph Ellis
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...American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic. Published by Knopf, 1st edition, October 30, 2007, Hardcover; 304 pages. Place of Publication: U S, NYC. Joseph Ellis is a professor of history and dean (and even acting president) at Mount Holyoke College, and an award winning writer of history. His book, Founding Brothers: the Revolutionary Generation (2000) received Pulitzer Prize in 2001. American Sphinx: the Character of Thomas Jefferson is another one of his famous books. President Thomas Jefferson the icon for many is presented here as a human being, who fathered children by one of his slaves Sally Hemings. American Sphinx won National Book... Joseph John Ellis,...
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Using Humor to Survive Tragedy
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...Tragedy "Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers." - Bill Cosby. In Webster’s dictionary, earnest is being serious in intention, effort, or purpose. It means being sincerely zealous. Oscar Wilde’s play, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, was first performed in 1895, in London. The protagonists in the farcical comedy lead double lives supported by fiction in order to escape the troubles brought about by their social obligations. The title of the play alludes a thesis on the worth of earnestness in everyday life. Conversely, Oscar Wilde presents a play that is ironic, and we are left with an opposite lesson... Using Humor to Survive...
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The Tragedy of September 11
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...Americans had suffered a great human loss as a result of a cowardly attack on American civilians. The American citizens were outraged and wanted action and retaliation... After September 11, 2001 the the tragic loss of human lives which were caused by preemptive terrorist attack on the of New York the U.S.government declared war on Afghanistan and Iraq. The war labeled and still is as “The War on Terror” whose strategic goal according to the government is to protect the United States and its allies against terrorist threats worldwide targeting groups such as Al-Qaeda and other terrorist group living in the Middle East. After 9/11 the US residents were supportive of president’s Bush declaration of war....
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American History Since 1865
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...American letters to be ranked with the autobiographies of Ben Franklin and Henry James... It has the marks of greatness in it—style, scope, imagination, laughter, tragedy’ (Lombardi, 2010). The book includes a clear and well detailed bits of his memories, and the tragedies that the great man has been through along with the adventures... RUNNING HEAD: CRITICAL EVALUATION Critical Evaluation of ‘The Autobiography of Mark Twain’ Submitted by: XXXXXX Number: XXXXXX of XXXXXXXX Bibliographical Entry: Twain, M., & Neider, C. (2000). The Autobiography of Mark Twain. Harper Perennial Modern Classics. Biographical Sketch of Authors: The autobiography of Mark Twain has been written by Mark Twain himself and Char...
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Titus Andronicus a political tragedy
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...tragedy as a means of mirroring the political turmoil and corruption of the Roman Empire. The play focuses around the family of Titus Andronicus, a famed Roman military leader. Drama ensues as the struggle for the throne ends in corruption and betrayal. The dramatic qualities of the play begin to show themselves as Titus seeks to avenge the brutal rape of his daughter and his fight to bring honor back to the Roman Empire. While Shakespeare's emphasis on the downfall of Rome is evident throughout the play, the audience cannot help but witness... of an Empire and Death of a Family In his play, Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare paints the backdrop to the downfall of Rome. He uses one family's tragedy as a...
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How the Manifest Destiny Affected Native Americans in the U.S
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...American Tragedy. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1994. Denetdale, Jennifer. Reclaiming Dine history: the legacies of Navajo Chief Manuelito and Juanita. University of Arizona Press, 2007. Denetdale, Jennifer & Paul Rosier. The Long Walk: The Forced Navajo Exile. New York: Chelsea House Publications, 2007. Iverson, Peter & Monty Roessel. Dine: A History of the Navajos. USA: New Mexico Press, 2002. Tamir, Orit, “Assessing the Success and Failure of Navajo Relocation,” Human Organization 59, no. 2 (2000): 267+... ?How the Manifest Destiny Affected Native Americans in the U.S. Introduction Almost four decades after the ratification of the Relocation Act, the removal procedure keeps on. Even...
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Final Review
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...American Tragedy homicide) was nothing more than Dreiser's ignorant sentiment about the barrier's opening proclamation (Schechter 776). Poverty within the community is a major factor contributing... number Criminal and Violent Behavior Numerous factors influence the occurrence of crime and violence. Some of these factors may be due to social, political and economic circumstances that may generate opportunities for violent acts and criminal behavior as well as situations that lead to frame victimization. There are other factors that may lead to individuals exhibiting criminal behavior or even acting out violently, they include poverty, unemployment and the growth in the size of youthful populations....
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Film Analysis: American History X
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...American men. He gets disillusioned by his now former beliefs and comrades and returns a reformed man – a hero from a villain. However, his reclusive younger brother, Danny, who always idolized him, has already turned into a skinhead himself. The rest of the film is the successes and failures of Derek and his former teacher Sweeney in trying to salvage Danny. The film ends when Danny is killed and, in the tragedy of Derek reaching for him and holding his head in his lap, we are told that Danny had finally agreed that hate was bad. Themes and Elements By placing a sharp focus on racial differences... ? Film Analysis: American History X First Last Dr. TeacherFirst TeacherLast...
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Representative of Asian American Experience
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...American Indians and their problems. But according to me it’s a typical and pure crime film whose genre and theme is crime. “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” Third representation here we are going to consider is the documentary, “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” It’s a documentary directed by Christian Choy. This is the story about the death of Vincent Chin; Vincent Chin was an Asian American who was murdered in United States in 1982.The murder was committed by plant superintendent Ronald Ebens, with the help of his stepson, Michael Nitz. The tragedy happened through a violent argument between Chin and Ebens who insulted him on racial matter. The fight between... Representative of Asian American Experience...
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Attic tragedy: the metaphor is the message
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...Tragedy: The Metaphor is the Message If scholars continue to consider The Birth of Tragedy a flawed, contradictory argument it is more a consequence of Nietzsche's sometimes confusing analysis than his passion for the subject of Greek Tragedy; his writing has a breathless quality to it and barrels along with the excitement of an intellectual Whodunnit. In fact, it is a Whodunnit, for Nietzsche's intent is to explain the beginnings of tragedy and then to reveal who killed it. This journey from birth to death may contain some misrepresentations and hyperbole but it never lacks a compelling story-line, fascinating us with an Apollonian/Dionysian dichotomy which Nietzsche resolves before... ...
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American
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...American” describes the misery that is faced by the African American community in the United States of America, while Tato Laviera’s poem speaks of the problems that are faced by the community of people who have Puerto Rican roots. Both writers, while they discuss the problems faced by either community, also speak of the fact that America, despite its defects, remains the best place for people of all cultures to reside. Mckay says, I love this cultured hell that tests my youth! (n.p.) This line evokes the multicultural ethos that pervades America and the communities that are a part of it. The importance of this lies... in the ability that people of all cultures have in staying and fulfilling...
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Discuss Hamlet as a revenge tragedy
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...tragedy" The revenge tragedies mainly focus upon some specific elements of revenge and tragedy. Within the scenario of literature, the Elizabethan era gave ample importance to revenge tragedies and Hamlet by Shakespeare is one of the best examples for the same. This play consists of the basic elements of a revenge tragedy, which unveils the reason behind the protagonist’s tragedy and his doom in the end. One can easily identify that revenge is the most important element in the play and it leads the protagonist to face a number of personal problems and death in the end. Thesis statement: The basic elements of the play Hamlet proves its importance as a revenge tragedy... ? Discuss "Hamlet" as a "revenge...
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American Dream Essay
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...tragedy of the American Dream. Gatsby's obsession with changing the past and returning to the time in which he and Daisy loved each other and he had the feeling that anything was possible to him", which demonstrates a central irony within the novel-that our vast feelings of love and faith can only be directed at objects unable to contain them. (Berman, 50) Through the trivial lives of Tom and Daisy Buchanan, it can be seen that a failure exists even within the midst of wealth, as on an "individual level" it illustrates... NUMBER (if any) TEACHER'S DUE The American Dream Explored in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald F. ScottFitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is a novel drawn upon the vision of the...
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History 1492-1860
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...American Tragedy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. MacKinnon, William. "The Utah War and Its Mountain Meadows Massacre: Lessons Learned, Surprises Encountered." FARMS Review 20, no. 2 (2008): 237-251. Accessed November 17, 2010. http://ash.byu.edu/publications/review/?vol=20&num=2&id=727#_edn1... November 17, Mountain Meadows and the Utah War The Mountain Meadows Massacre was an event in 1857 where a group of Mormons and Indians attacked a wagon train of people emigrating to California The real horror of the event was the fact that the Mormons told the emigrants they would be safe if they surrendered and then killed almost all of them in cold blood. There were a number of reasons for the...
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American Literature Nella Larsen
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...American Woman: The writings of Nella Larsen  Thesis: Larsen, in her life and through her characters, struggled with issues of race, gender, and social recognition – all contributing to the ultimate question of self-identity for those of colored lineage. These variables allowed her to be so effective in her narratives and the expression of the messages she wanted to convey through her novels. I. Introduction  Brief background of Nella Larsen and her two published works and their significance. A. Brief Comments leading to Thesis Statement  B. Thesis Statement  II. Main Idea (1st control of Thesis)  Larsen used Helga Crane to express her insights about issues... ?OUTLINE of Paper: Analyzing the African...
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American Single Parent Households
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...tragedy but as a result of the individualistic and independent nature of the Americans, such households are adding to the burdens of the children who live in them and that of the nation. Although the American society does provide freedom for all, it also assumes that individuals will have to exist with the consequences of their choices and to cope without the society’s assistance. Other nations, such as the United Kingdom tend to be more helpful to single parent households, because it is generally accepted that such households within the United Kingdom occur because of genuine tragedy and not wild freedom... American Single Parent Households Copyright The landscape of the...
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North American Studies - Borders
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...American society as it stands in the post Iraq War and post 9/11 tragedy (Bloom, 2009). Whereas film labors to portray as much as McCarthy’s book elaborates, there is much discrepancies on the real works of the novel writer and the projections of the movie director. In the book, events of the narration are held together by the acts of the protagonist, Sheriff Ed. The sheriff’s outlook at the world and his perception on the case at hand through the diary... No Country for Old Men No Country for Old Men is a United s Novel published by Cormac McCarthy in 2005. The story authored by the McCarthy occurs in the vicinity of Mexico-United States Boarder in a 1980s setting (Greenwood, 2009). It tells the tales...
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Othello, a tragedy by William Shakespeare
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...tragedy by William Shakespeare focuses on theme of suspicion, love and treachery. Othello, a black general is detested by Iago for he has promoted Cassio, a man younger to him, to a position that was desired by Iago. Another reason... ?Othello In real life and in fictional settings, individuals or readers would normally want happy endings, as happy finishing touch will always create a great sense of joy. At the same time in fictional works, the counter thought is, tragic ending would only create a stronger imprint on the mind of the readers. The argument is tragic endings could make the readers of the fictional work hold on to that work for an extended period of time, as they could think why the tragic...
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Ellis's American Psycho
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...American Capitalism and Soviet... Communism would be fought not only in the missile silos, but also in the marketplace. In the book, American Psycho, author Bret Easton Ellis tells the story of the self-love and material excess that characterized the 1980s. Ellis's book sets the tone of the consumer greed for more technical and innovative products. The Cold War was a war of ideology, and the capitalist ideology was reflected in the conspicuous consumption of material goods at the expense of traditional relationships and the value of life. The Cold War was fought in the consumer marketplace as decades of ideological warfare and fear had culminated in the propensity for...
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Case review on O.J Simpson
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...American Tragedy. Avon, New York: 1997.... Review of the OJ Simpson Case Introduction On June 12, 1994 OJ Simpson’s former wife Nicole and a friend called Ronald Goldman were found stabbed to death outside her condominium in Los Angeles. Simpson, famous as one of the greatest running backs in NFL history, and in more recent years as a successful actor, was charged with their murders. He failed to turn himself in, and a bizarre “slow-speed” car chase occurred along LA streets that was televised on national TV (Schiller, 1997). The resulting trial lasted more than six months, and on October 3, 1995 he was found not guilty of the murders. On February 4, 1997 a civil jury found Simpson liable for the wrong ...
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HIST - American History Since 1865
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...Tragedy: Henry L. Stimson and the Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb against Japan,” Journal of American History 96:1 (2009): 279-280. Newman, Robert P., Truman and the Hiroshima Cult. Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 1995. Tal, David. The American Nuclear Disarmament Dilemma, 1945-1963. Syracuse NY: Syracuse University Press, 2008. Truman, Harry S. “Statement by the President Announcing the Use of the A-Bomb at Hiroshima.” Essential Speeches 1 (2009): 1.... ?The Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki in Historical Perspective The decision by President Harry S. Truman to use an atomic bomb on the Japanese of Hiroshima and then again on Nagasaki is today seen as one of the more controversial...
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Surrealism in American Film
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...American Film Introduction Surrealism is a type of artistic movement that was developed in the early 1920’s and can be attached to the psychoanalytical movement that was created by Sigmund Freud which brought to the surface the importance of the unconscious dream state and the meanings that can be attached to the symbols within the dreams. The movement spanned across many mediums, including poetry, painting, and film. Film was a perfect medium for the movement as it offered the ability to express a series of images that could convey a longer visual experience for the viewer. Surrealism is still used in contemporary films in order to cross the lanes from the conscious reality... to the...
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American
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...American” describes the misery that is faced by the African American community in the United States of America, while Tato Laviera’s poem speaks of the problems that are faced by the community of people who have Puerto Rican roots. Both writers, while they discuss the problems faced by either community, also speak of the fact that America, despite its defects, remains the best place for people of all cultures to reside. Mckay says, I love this cultured hell that tests my youth! (n.p.) This line evokes the multicultural ethos that pervades America and the communities that are a part of it. The importance of this lies... in the ability that people of all cultures have in staying and fulfilling...
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American Slave Essay
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...American Slave Introduction In America, slavery and slave labor existed as an that was legal as from the colonial period. All slaves were black and of African descent. They only got owned by whites. Children that got born by female slaves also became slaves. The only way by which a slave could have gotten freedom is by running away, a thing that was exceedingly difficult to accomplish. Slaves became used for hard and forced labor in white’s plantations. As the demand for labor was high, their demand also became high. They worked on large farms or plantations where the climate and the soil were of exceptional quality and cash crops were lucrative. Slavery White slave owners...
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A Study of Aristotelian tragedy in Oedipus
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...tragedy in Oedipus: The great Greek myth of Oedipus continues to be integral to the Western literary canon even today. Starting from 5th century B.C., various ancient writers of the Hellenistic era made references to Oedipus in their works. The best known version of the Oedipus myth comes from Sophocles’ trilogy of Theban plays: Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. Reading the biography of Oedipus through Aristotle’s conception of tragedy makes for an interesting scholarly exercise. One of Aristotle’s most influential works concerning literary theory is his Poetics. In it he articulates with eloquence and clarity various facets of good theatre. Tragedy... ? A Study of Aristotelian tragedy...
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Juliet's Passage Analysis for a Shakespeare Tragedy
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...tragedy happens, Juliet is, at first, confused on whose side to take because she loves Romeo and Tybalt differently. Throughout the passage, Juliet is emotional especially about the fact that that night would provide her a chance to make love with the person she loves most. The news about the death that has occurred, however, destroys her mood because she suddenly becomes sad and cannot comprehend what is happening, in the first instances when she hears the story. Juliet is a strong woman whose wish and final preparations for her... Juliet’s passage: 3,2. In Act Three, Scene Two Juliet enters the Capulet’s Orchard and gives a speech all the time speaking to the nurse. The passage happens in Capulet’s...
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How have existing fiscal mechanisms (rules and practices) tried to overcome or alleviate a "tragedy of the commons" dilemma
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...Tragedy of the commons refers to an economic theory that s that people acting rationally andindependently according to their self-interests behave divergently to their best interests by depleting common resources (Schick 1998, p45). To overcome this phenomenon, governments use fiscal policies. Governments keenly employ fiscal policies, whether taxation or public spending to tackle market failures and fulfill redistributive goals. The so-called classical duties of governments –to normalize externalities and guarantee sufficient distribution of services and public goods- have a laudable foundation and are for long-term growth alongside social inclusion. Practically, though... macroeconomic...
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The Effects of The American Civil War
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...American government back then. The American civil war For four consecutive years, the confederate soldiers fought and battled with the union soldiers. The war that is regarded as the bloodiest war in the history of America cannot be swept under the carpet. The depth of loss was felt by both these two sides. The loss of lives and the destroyed infrastructure took the United States several steps back. The immense and sheer number of deaths and tragedy that was brought by the civil war remains as a constant reminder... Introduction  The so called war between states is a description of a war affair between the northern states in America and those in the south. The American civil war was wedged for close to f...
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