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Tragic Death of Romeo and Juliet
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...Tragic death of Romeo and Juliet To which extent was Friar Lawrence responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet brings to our mind his involvement in the plans and the important twists in the play that force the lovers to their tragic death. Romantic love stories often end in tragedy because of the loss of passion or a loved one. This is what happens in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet where two citizens of Verona, fall madly in love. Their love comes to a tragic end along with their lives, caused by a fatal misunderstanding and a persistent feud going on between their two families. Although there are a lot of other characters who contribute to the death...  Tragic...
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Death of a Salesman: Tragic Hero
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...Death of a salesman: Tragic hero “The tragic hero is a man of noble stature. He is not an ordinary man, but a man with outstanding quality and greatness about him. His own destruction is for a greater cause or principle” (“What is a tragic”). The character Willy in the play Death of a Salesman is often compared with that of a tragic hero and Willy is taken for one. However, there is a lot of disparity between the character of a hero who experiences tragedy and that of Willy. This paper evaluates the character of Willy in an attempt to judge to what extent Willy fits in the definition of a tragic hero. Willy is a man of very weak character and is not a tragic hero. He pretends... character, a...
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Amy Winehouse Tragic event
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...tragic and untimely deaths, mostly associated with drug abuse and addiction. Amy Winehouse is one such recent example. She is one of the most successful British female artists, with five Grammys to her credit, a couple of multimillion selling albums and fans all across the globe. Her tragic death in July 2011 has led to many a fan saddened and speculative about her untimely demise. It is public knowledge that Winehouse had been going through... Amy Winehouse Tragic event Introduction 2. The Addiction a. Illegal Drugs such as ecstasy, marijuana and heroin b. Legal drugs including antidepressants like Valium c. Alcohol 3. The Addiction’s Impact on Everyday Life a. Professional Life (Cancelled tours in U....
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Death of a salesman - play response
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...tragic death of the salesman. Willy’s participation and expressions of anger and somberness made this play look very real. Background music employed especially vocal tunes carried away the audience making the play to look so real. Use of gestures and stage movement encouraged actor’s participation. Symbolically Willy decides to plant a garden in the play, which is a symbol of satisfaction. Willy wanted to make his son achieve the American dream but his son Biff denounces him when he finds him cheating on his mum with a mistress. During this time, Willy picks a hoe and goes to the garden to pant some seeds. The actions look real even though this play is a stage performance... Death of a Salesman-Play...
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How much responsibility for the tragic results in Romeo and Juliet should be attributed to the friar and the nurse and fate
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...tragic death. In general fate and predetermination was characteristic for Shakespeare and the 16th century audience which would have highly believed in fate, and this can be seen as a clue to how the story unfolds. There is other person who is partially responsible in Romeo and Juliet suicide. Friar Lawrence also wanted Romeo and Juliet to be happy together... How much responsibility for the tragic results in Romeo and Juliet should be attributed to the friar and the nurse and fate The purpose of this paper is to show how much responsibility for the tragic results in Romeo and Juliet should be attributed to the Friar and the Nurse. These protagonists of the tragedy are very ambiguous in their attempts...
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Michael Jackson's death and the impact on his fans and public
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...death has left deep impacts of sadness on his fans and people. His fans were really sad and were emotionally shattered on the great pop legend’s death. The fans mourned for the longest time till they found out the reason of his death. They said Michael’s death was tragic and needed some just actions. Many critics have given their critical analysis on Michael’s death on the reason of his death. However, Michael Jackson... ? Michael Jackson’s death and the impact on his fans and public al affiliation Introduction: Michael Jackson, the centre of attraction in the famous band Jackson 5 formed in 1972; later known as the king of pop died on the 25th of June, 2009. He was about to do one of his concerts in...
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Who's to blame for Romeo and Juliet's tragic end
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...death. From this summary of the tragedy, we can garner that Friar Lawrence is fairly responsible and answerable for the tragic death of the lovers. Firstly, he gets the lovers married in a secret ceremony, which by itself cannot be called a bad deed. However, it does pave way for the inseparable bond of holy matrimony between them, that the whole world does not know of. It is due to this that Juliet could not marry Paris at a later stage and Friar pleads Paris not to marry Juliet... R.Preeti 4/6/2007 Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare is considered the Father of English Drama and all his works are widely ...
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Three characters in three books: Oedipus in Oedipus Rex, Tom Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie, and Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman
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...tragic death of a hero. For centuries literature has woven the epic tale of the hero that struggles against all odds to save his family, friends, and community. Upon his tragic death, the hero is immortalized and his heroism is forever validated. Yet, sometimes the tragedy is in the life of the protagonist and not his untimely death. Three characters in three books, Oedipus in Oedipus Rex, Tom Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie, and Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman tell the stories of men that are trapped in their mortal heroism and misunderstand the world all around them. In each story, the hero misunderstands himself as much... Who Am I Heroism is most alive in the immortality that begins with the...
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Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman
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...tragic death of his main character is the very proof of this feeling. Instead he masks this and instead claims in an interview: "I was trying neither to condemn a profession nor particularly to improve it, and, I will admit, I was little better ignorant of Freud's teachings when I wrote it. There was no attempt to bring down the American edifice nor to raise it higher, to show up family relations or to cure the ills afflicting... THE DEATH OF A SALESMAN "Whoever is writing in the United s is using the American Dream as an ironical pole of his story. People elsewhere tend to accept, to a far greater degree anyway, that the conditions of life are hostile to man's...
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Othello as a Tragic Hero
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...tragic hero The concept of tragedy and tragic hero has often been paved the way for grave discussions in literature all through the times. Whenever one evaluates these two vivacious topics, one can never ignore the eminent playwright Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello and its equally significant titular hero. The study of tragic hero probably begins with the world popular philosopher and thinker Aristotle and his concept of tragedy and tragic hero. For Aristotle, a tragedy is an essential tale of suffering and calamity conducting to the death of its hero.’ Tragedy, then, is an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude...’ (Aristotle & Else 11). Therefore... ?Othello as a...
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Hamlet as a Tragic Hero
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...Tragic Hero As the main character in a tragic situation, a tragic hero has the capability of evoking fear and pity from the audience. The hero is often a righteous person, whose misfortune results from some faulty judgment or errors. In Shakespearian works, many heroes suffer in varied ways and eventually die. For instance, in Romeo and Juliet, they both commit suicide at the end, while Othello stabs himself to death as Brutis kills himself by falling on his own sword. Like them, a cut by a poison tipped sword sends Hamlet to his grave. However, in all tragic endings, the main character becomes a hero if he or she had the freedom to influence his destiny by avoiding death. Hamlet had... Hamlet as a...
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Hamlet Essay
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...death of her father and her own tragic end creates dissatisfaction among the audience. Secondly Hamlet's tragic end creates unrest in the minds of the audience, because the character of Hamlet has universal appeal and significance. His figure, as Brandes puts it, "is one of the very few immortal figures of art and poetry. Like Cervantes' Don Quixote, and Goethe's Faust." Such a figure did not deserve such a fate. His witty remarks and his discussions with Ophelia... HAMLET Literature in its shortest definition is the reflection of life. As life is never a complete joy or a complete sadness It is the mix of thesetwo, in the same way a good piece of literature carries these emotions in such a way that...
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Tragic Hero or not
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...tragic hero and Othello. How does his character befit the Aristotlean analysis of tragedy and a tragic hero.? Discuss William Shakespeare’s Othello, the Moor of Venice as a tragedy. As defined by Aristotle, is it correct to label Othello a “tragic hero” and to classify the play as an Aristotelian tragedy? Othello-the Moor of Venice – The Tragic Hero A tragedy always results in death of the protagonist. The concept was first defined by Aristotle in 250 B.C in the following words: “Tragedy is the imitation of an action; and an action implies personal agents, who necessarily possess certain distinctive qualities both of character and thought... in light of Othello, the Moor of Venice, he can...
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Poem analysis
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...tragic death of the lovers. In the poem, Shevchenko praises the true love and at the same time condemns the cruel and evil world, in which it appears impossible to save strong, pure, and real feelings. Overall, the main idea of “The Bewitched Woman” is that a person, who is able to experience and demonstrate strong and true love, loyalty, devotion, and care, is doomed to a tragic end because such feelings are too tender to survive in the world. Reference: Shevchenko, T. (1845). My testament. (M. M. Naydan, Trans.). Unpublished.... Poem analysis al affiliation: In his poem “My Testament”, Taras Shevchenko leaves a deep and profound message to his compatriots. While common testaments usually deal...
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Is Hamlet a Tragic Hero
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...tragic hero Hamlet is a tragedy by William Shakespeare in the kingdom of Denmark; theplay focuses on the revenge hamlet has on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet. The play portrays revenge and madness. In the play there are many questions that come up about the sanity of many characters. Hamlet and Claudius are both considered as villains. Hamlet is dishonest by faking his own madness, trying to figure out if Claudius is guilty. He also steals and changes a letter which leads to the murder of his two childhood best friends. Similarly, Hamlet’s actions cause Ophelia’s death and he ends up by killing Claudius, his uncle. However, Claudius proves... Nykia Comerie Eng 12 October Hamlet as a tragic...
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Okonkwo as a tragic hero
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...tragic flaw of rigid adherence to custom, Okonkwo is eventually found hanging from a tree. Suicide is one of the most disgraceful deaths known to the Umofia people and is also shunned by Christian doctrine, so Okonkwo's death, rather than launching him into the hallowed halls of the elders and ancestors, instead brings him and his family the same kind of shame he lived his entire life trying to escape. Describing why he sees the story as a tragedy, Moses says, “a traditional hierarchical society based on archaic heroic values is giving way to a more modern and egalitarian... Okonkwo as Tragic Hero The Western impression of Africa has been mostly created by the novelists and travel writers who traveled...
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Margaret Atwood's Death by Landscape & A buldingsroman
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...tragic disappearance, and maybe death, of her friend Lucy at Camp Manitou many summers ago. This conflict of man versus nature is clearly shown in Atwood’s following words: How could you ever find anything... ? English Literature: Margaret Atwood’s “Death by Landscape” and Katherine Mansfield’s “The Garden Party” English Literature: Margaret Atwood’s “Death by Landscape” and Katherine Mansfield’s “The Garden Party” I. Atwood’s “Death by Landscape” is a story about Lois, an old woman who reminisces her earlier years. With her kids all grown-up already, she moves in to a different and smaller apartment that she decorates with various pictures she had collected over the years. At first, one would wonder why ...
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Is Hamlet a Tragic Hero
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...tragic hero. He is noble first because he is truly of noble blood being the only son of the reigning king and queen and second because he is dedicated to doing the right thing. Although everyone else has come out of mourning less than two months after King Hamlet’s death in honor of the new royal couple, Hamlet is accused of wearing black to seem more upset than the others, showing that he is still mourning the death of the old king which was only proper this early after he died. A lot of his inability to act throughout the play... Hamlet as Tragic Hero Shakespeare’s play Hamlet has been the source of criticism for centuries as people try to figure out the behavior of its title character. The young...
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The Crucible Essay: Tragic Hero
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...tragic element. An example of this complexity is evident when he had the chance to save his life but yet he did not barter it at the cost of his pride and good name. He was so courageous in that he stood his ground and accepted death in defence of truth. Paragraph 2 (His Pride with example and analysis) Pride was John’s major flaw and it was this pride that led him to his downfall. We see the height of his pride in the following example when he had been accused of being a witch. At the court the judge believed in his innocence and was willing to set him free and let him live on the condition that he agreed to sign a confession. However... ?The Crucible – Tragic Hero Order No. 59057 Introduction Arthur...
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Hamlets Tragic Flaws
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...Tragic Flaws Thesis ment Hamlet is an endearing character with his own remarkable qualities; however his inability to act upon his convictions leads him to his tragic demise. Introduction and Background of Tragic Flaw In Aristotle the "tragic flaw" is hamartia, and critics continue to debate what precisely he means by it. Technically it should mean a mistake of judgment, "missing the mark." However, the way he uses it and the fact that he uses it of Oedipus in Sophocles play suggests rather that it is an aspect of character-that certain men characteristically make certain mistakes. Hamlet is then thinking about the hidden flaws in men, and especially about Claudius, since he... The [The [The Hamlet’s...
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Amadeus
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...tragic death of Mozart and the twists and turns of Salieri’s character to come up with the plays main theme, however... Motaz Jamal William Grandgeorge Core 105: Visual Arts and Film Studies 2 April Amadeus “Amadeus”, inspired by a short play from 1890’swas originally written by Peter Shaffer in 1970’s and was premiered at the National Theater in London, England in 1979. The play was a drama/tragedy about the lives of the composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri and comprised of music from the said composers and many others. It had undergone several revisions on its plot and other details since the original play (Shaffer). Shaffer used a combination of fiction and history on the life and trag...
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Romeo and Juliet argumentative essay. The outcome of the play is ironic. What makes the death of Romeo and Juliet ironic in relation to the rest of the play Interpret the irony surrounding the death of Romeo and Juliet
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...tragic death: “O God, I have an ill-diving soul! Methinks I see them, now thou art below... Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is a play about young love that has inspired millions of readers all over the world. The classic play shows impetuous and idealistic passion of young hearts in the best way; moreover, it has captured and will continue to capture minds of young and old people for many centuries. The play Romeo and Juliet has two main characters who fall in love at first sight and are trying to overcome all difficulties on their way for the purpose of being together. Romeo and Juliet, as ‘a pair of star-cross’d lovers’, are remarkable by overwhelming force of their mutual love, but the outcome of ...
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Tragic or Comedy
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...tragic one. “Riches is nothing in the face of the Lord, for He can see into the heart” spoken by Cora on page 7. This sentence possesses a heavy meaning. Many of us give more importance to wealth, especially the dying person’s last will and testament. The remaining family members would even get excited and curious, but of course they will be sad at first, about the last will and testament because generally, it is about the “giving of” the fortunes of the dead family member to the wife or the heirs. Death in the family is a tragedy. Poverty is a much bigger tragedy. Combine both and you will definitely have your hands full with stress... A Tragic Story To be able to determine whether this novel is a...
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The Tragic Sense of Life
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...Tragic Sense of Life The Tragic Sense of Life intends to extend an idea of life in which the actual actions tend to endow the incumbent ethics with their inherent strength, resilience and timelessness. In The Tragic Sense of Life Unamuno declares himself to be a man of contradictions, pragmatically evincing in the larger context that the ultimate destiny of man is quintessentially based on contradictions. At the core of human consciousness lies a fear of complete annihilation, intermittently justified by objective contemplation and logic. Scientific objectivity and pure logic lead the humanity to conclude that death... and vague ultimately does have the power to move the men to act in a way...
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Shakespeare's tragic vision
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...Tragic Vision Shakespeare was a popular dramatist who wrote for the public stage, and his art was conditioned by the tastes of the people and the limitations of the stage. It was in the glorious age of Queen Elizabeth, covering the last quarter of the 16th century and the first few years of the 17th that Shakespeare, "reached his full stature, and became not only great and wise, but famous, rich and happy". In order, therefore, to understand his works, it is essential to have a clear idea of his age. Shakespeare's plays Hamlet, Othello, Julius Caesar, Macbeth and King Lear are considered to be Universal because Shakespeare was not only a poet, a dramatic poet, working for stage... Shakespeare's...
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Hamlet as a Tragic Hero
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...tragic hero is very complex and unparalleled. Hamlet deserves sympathy and admiration at the same time. The character of Hamlet is tragic as it embodies many elements defines by Aristotle. Hamlet is noble, but not ideal as he is too vulnerable and susceptible. His desire to revenge becomes a reason of his downfall. He realizes at heart that it is not right to commit the revenge, but he can’t act in another way because of his pain. His downfall happens partially, because of his own thoughts and deeds. He awakes sympathy with the readers as he does not wholly deserve his awful death. Works Cited Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. The Norton...
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Comparing oedipus and antigone as tragic heroes
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...tragic hero-or heroine-has generally been downgraded to mean the "good guy" who dies in the end. It wasn't until Shakespeare's day, in fact, a tragic hero was expected to die at the end. Today, the character's death is almost the only aspect that makes him tragic. An example of how completely the idea of a tragic hero has devolved can be made by pointing to the example of the character Jack in the movie Titanic, who has been unofficially declared a tragic hero by the millions of fans of that particular film. A comparison of the qualities of that character with any of the classic definitions of a tragic hero clearly shows the divide that has been wrought over the years. That divide had...
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Turn of the screw
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...tragic end was due to her psychosis. Latter part of the story serves as strong proof of her delusions, hallucinating that the children were also evil. May all suspicions real or not, despite the tragic death; still the first part of the story implies the integrity within the governess that in her sane mind had managed to write her own side of the story and be loved by the narrator.... 1. What do you make of the ending The ending is ambiguous that it had managed to keep readers hanging with suspicions, having literary critics digging and pinning for more. At the very end, even the death of a character (Miles) did not lead into a definite conclusion. It could be a gothic fiction having the child taken by...
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Antigone
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...death of Antigone is more tragic. Antigone dies a victim of her own hubris as well as the hubris of Creon. Surely, if the two characters had let go of their arrogant pride they would not have a tragic death. On the other hand, if they had been destined to die in that manner nobody would have changed it. Fate cannot be obstructed (Liu). Works cited Liu, Margaret. A Fusion of Day & Night: Antigone vs. Creon. 27 02 2010. print. 07 05 2014. . Sophocles, , and Ian C. Johnston. Antigone. Arlington, Va: Richer Resources Publications, 2007. Print. .... Tittle: Wuthering Heights Unit: In the novel Antigone, Sophocles builds two stubborn and strong willed characters. Creon and Antigone are the main characters...
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Is Willy loman real a tragic hero, or Biff Loman
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...Death of a Salesman It was the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle who first described the important individual characteristics of the tragic hero. According to Aristotle, a tragic hero is a literary term given to a type of character who makes an error in judgment that inevitably leads to his or her own destruction, and it also describes that a person who is influential and is of significance to others. Aristotle also tells that a tragic hero is not a bad person that deserves of his own bad destiny, but is making mistakes that leads to his downfall. The tragic hero should have three specific character traits and go through a set of three major transitions (Bryant, 1996). It is much easier... ...
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Tragic Shades of Grey
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...Tragic Shades of Grey Human nature cannot be defined in extremes of black and white, right and wrong. Human beings cannot exist in such extremes for long. In fact, most spend the majority of their lives in the grey area in between. In the play Antigone and, in fact, in all the plays of Sophocles' Oedipus Cycle, characters are not so easily defined with the standard and overly convenient labels so commonly used in our modern world, such as "good guy/good woman" or "bad guy/bad woman." Sophocles seems to say that evil/malice exists within all; at least, the capacity for evil/malice exists within all. Of course, one could also argue... Nathan #7076 Antigone and Creon Order #153202 12 February 2007...
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Marketing
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...tragic death. This avoidance of media, has called into question the social, ethical, as well as the moral responsibilities of the company. (Maestro) Bibliography Maestro, Teeth. Saad khan Looses in life in Unilever/Mindshare Reality Show. 28 August 2009.... ETHICAL DILEMMA: BIG UNILEVER FIASCO It was only on August 19th, 2009, when Saad khan a Pakistani swimmer lost his life during a reality show sponsored by Unilever. The Company in its quest to attain a promotional tie for its Clear shampoo, planned to air a reality show. The reality show subjected contenders to harsh underwater challenge, which involved 4 participants to carry a 7kg weight on their backs across a deep lake (8 feet at center) in the B...
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Tragic Drama Hedda Gabler
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...Tragic Drama Ibsen’s plays are symbolically rich – analyze the significance of an important symbol or a set of related symbols in Hedda Gabler. Henrik Ibsen is one of the popular playwrights of 19th century. Originally a Norwegian, he is regarded as the “Father of Realism.” His plays are absolutely realistic in nature, which are associated with the psychological conflict. He was followed by other writers such as Flaubert Dostovsky, Tolstoy, Bernard Shaw etc. He achieved a great popularity and the main reason of his popularity is his usage of symbolist elements in his play. Ibsen’s plays were the fine blend of realism and symbolism. He tried to show the realities hidden...
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The Tragic Hero in Julius Caesar: Essay
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...Tragic Hero in Julius Caesar William Shakespeare’s character in his play Julius Caesar appears just twice in the play, alive. Even thoughcritics have pointed out to the silent presence of Caesar throughout the play, as is symbolized by the ghost of Caesar who appears later in the play, it is Marcus Brutus who takes up much of the play’s space and the attention of the audience. Tragedy, as a form of drama, announces the arrival of a new world-order accompanied by the death of old ways of living. As a result, the tragic hero is a character who represents the old world-order who has to be sacrificed. Tragedy thus becomes a society’s way of self-cleansing, something which enables it to move... ? The Tragic...
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Write a summary of The Shakespearean Tragic Hero, pp. 687-691 in Viewpoints. Your summary must:
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...Tragic Hero,” pp. 687-691 The Shakespearean Tragic Hero as articulated by A.C Bradley needs to be of “high degree”(687) meaning a king, prince, commander or the like as such the welfare of others, most probably a whole nation, is impacted by his actions and certainly by his downfall. His tragic hero suffers a calamity; that is, his collapse and eventually death. In addition the collapse must be determined, at least in part, by own actions or character, specifically some “tragic flaw”. Heroes have certain common qualities that are essential to the tragic effect. “They are exceptional beings. He... Assignment, English Literature ic and Modern) Topic: Summary of “The Shakespearean Tragic...
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Motivation criticism essay
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...tragic death. It’s a story of a father who saw his son die a senseless, avoidable death right before his eyes. And it was this painful realization that made Jim Sr. so remorseful that he was unable to be consoled, he was unable to survive the loss of his boy—Jim Jr. The story revolves around how traumatic experiences could make or break a person’s character, that if indeed, life throws lemons, the motivation to make lemonade could be lost for good. Howard — Jim Sr.’s dad and his wife were the first to recover from the loss of their grandchild. Despite the traumatic... Lemonade: A Reflection Lemonade is a story about Jim Sr.’s grieving over his son’s loss and his inability to cope up with his son’s...
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Tragic Flaw in Sophocles' Oedipus the King
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...death of king Laius and that he was actually his own father and therefore married to his biological mother, which was not only a taboo but also an abomination to the dweller of the Greek city of Thebes. Another mistake that contribute to Oedipus downfall and hence a perfect example of a tragic flaw is his marriage to an older woman... Tragic Flaw in Sophocles’ “Oedipus the King” Tragic flaw, as explained by Aristotle, basically refers to “flaw” of the character that might be blamed on the character’s pride or hubris. This flaw might take the form of “error”, “sin” or “omission” that underlies the mistakes that the character has committed so that the playwright could justify the protagonist’s downfall to ...
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The Epoch of Dream: The Great Gatsby
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...death of Jay Gatsby who could be seen here as a tragic hero. The author in his elaborate description of his familial origin shows the importance of breeding that aristocracy or the pride that ‘blue blood’ infests in a person, “My family have been prominent, well- to- do people in this Middle Western city for three generations. … We are descended from the Dukes of Buccleuch…” (Fitzgerald, 7). Fitzgerald explores the critical human minds in the backdrop of complex and polygamous relationships in this novel. Tom Buchanan himself is an adulterous person, but he reacts furiously to the issue of his wife Daisy’s affair with Jay Gatsby. His opinion about marriage and extra marital affairs... The Epoch...
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The Crucible's John Proctor as Tragic Hero According to Arthur Miller's Tragedy and the Common Man
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...Tragic Hero according to Arthur Miller’s “Tragedy and the Common man” In the modern tragedy The Crucible Arthur Miller depicts the character of protagonist John Proctor as tragic hero to illustrate the conflicting situation encountered by a common person in maintaining his respectable image in the society. In his essay Tragedy and the Common man, Miller elaborates the profundity of the character of John Proctor and explains the conflict between Proctor, his self and the society in which he was living to affirm his character as tragic hero. Miller’s essay talks about the tragic flaws that Proctor experience on the way to his recognition and maintenance of his... ? Number] “The Crucible’s” John Proctor as...
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Consider how modern American drama presents the self as fragmented and insecure in Death of a Salesman and Cat on a Hot Tin Roo
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...Death of a Salesman fails to understand the real pulse of the society. Therefore he does not find success both in his personal and professional life. He is a self possessed and self-contained man who fails in his personal life and the same failure directs him to his tragic death at the end of the play. Tennessee... ?Consider how modern American drama presents the self as fragmented and insecure in Death of a Salesman and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. As fine pieces of literature, both Death of a Salesman and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof demonstrate the dreadful lives of men in this distressed world. Both of them provide a vivid picture of some common features of modern American drama such as selection of theme, plot,...
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Motivation criticism essay
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...tragic death. It’s a story of a father who saw his son die a senseless, avoidable death right before his eyes. And it was this painful realization that made Jim Sr. so remorseful that he was unable to be consoled, he was unable to survive the loss of his boy—Jim Jr. The story revolves around how traumatic experiences could make or break a person’s character, that if indeed, life throws lemons, the motivation to make lemonade could be lost for good. Howard — Jim Sr.’s dad and his wife were the first to recover from the loss of their grandchild. Despite the traumatic... ? Lemonade: A Reflection Lemonade is a story about Jim Sr.’s grieving over his son’s loss and his inability to cope up with his son’s...
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Tragic Dramas of Oedipus Rex and Antigone
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...Tragic Dramas of Oedipus Rex and Antigone In the days of ancient Greece and Rome, people didn't have such easy access to entertainment as we do now. For these ancient people, one of the highlights of the year was the ability to go to the theatre where they would be able to watch live dramas acted out on stage. Since tickets were free to every registered citizen, plays had to be written to appeal to a wide variety of social classes and often with more than one simple purpose. More than just providing an afternoon of entertainment, many of these plays also contained within them lessons regarding proper moral, social, and political behavior. It was up to the playwrights to teach the people how... ...
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Heroes in the Iliad
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...tragic flaw” (Abrams, 1999). There are two types of tragic heroes, those that are born into nobility with a tragic flaw inherent in their character who are therefore responsible for their own fate and doomed to make a serious error in judgment and those who have achieved great heights or esteem through hard work who eventually realize they have made a huge mistake causing them to face and accept their tragic death with honor. Examples of these tragic heroes can be found in Homer’s Iliad, in the characters of Hector and Achilles. Hector falls... Heroes of the Iliad Greek mythology gave birth to the idea of the tragic hero. Aristotle’s idea regarding this type of character generally shapes him as an...
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The tragedy of Macbeth
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...tragic flaw that triggered his downfall. Had he not paid heed to the prophecies of the witches or the persuasion of Lady Macbeth to commit the heinous murder of Duncan and instead waited for Fate to take its natural course of time, he would not have been trapped in the murderous frenzy to attain kingship. His death is tragic because he foresaw his imminent death at the hands of Macduff; yet he fought bravely. He did not surrender even though he realized that he would be killed. This shows that he was indeed a brave hero, who...  The tragedy of Macbeth The tragedy of Macbeth is set in an eerie background; the very first scene is about the t...
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Cleopatra: Tragic Heroine or Femme Fatale
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...tragic heroine or femme fatale? Cleopatra: tragic heroine or femme fatale? The novel Anthony and Cleopatra is deliberately named, as it encompasses the oppositional relationships of the two lovers. While Anthony embodies the character of a noble and virtuous Roman power wielder, Cleopatra embodies the character of a hyper-sexualized Eastern woman who has an ever lasting impact on the audience. Although their profiles are different, both show intense love relationship and consideration for each other. The author has skilfully delineated the character of Cleopatra and has made her an eternal character in the literary world. In this paper we analyses the character of Cleopatra in order... Cleopatra: tragic...
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Focus on Macbeth
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...tragic flaw that triggered his downfall. Had he not paid heed to the prophecies of the witches or the persuasion of Lady Macbeth to commit the heinous murder of Duncan and instead waited for Fate to take its natural course of time, he would not have been trapped in the murderous frenzy to attain kingship. His death is tragic because he foresaw his imminent death at the hands of Macduff; yet he fought bravely. He did not surrender even though he realized that he would be killed. This shows that he was indeed a brave hero, who was blinded...  Focus on Macbeth The tragedy of Macbeth is set in an eerie background; the very first scene is about...
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Identify points of Comedy and Tragedy on the "Big Two-Hearted River" by Ernest Hemingway
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...tragic death of the grasshopper but the initial drop and struggling of the grasshopper is somewhat comic based on the way Nick had let it go by slipping. The struggle that Nick continually goes through is also somewhat comic. Something continues to go wrong when he is trying to bag a larger trout. “The trout hung heavy in the net, mottled trout back and silver... Tragedy and Comedy in the Big Two Hearted River In literature, comedy represents humor while tragedy represents something unpleasant or disaster. In“Big Two Hearted River,” both comedy and tragedy are used. The two hearts represent both comedy and tragedy and they are found throughout the story. Tragedy is reflected by the death of the fish and...
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Compare and Contrast the Idea of the Tragic Hero as it Applies to Sophocles' Antigones and Shakespeare's Othello
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...death which adds to the tragedy of Antigone. Later she is determined to bury the dead body of her brother Polyneices, inspite of Creon’s edict. Antigone kills herself and she could be considered as a true tragic hero caught in a violent flaw which was out of her control. Her actions are of a common man, but this brought about the downfall in her life. In her case her arrogance is the tragic flaw that leads to her downfall. It is brought about to her by her hurried actions and this raises our pity towards her as we are aware of her situation and there is no other option for Antigone. She can be considered as a true tragic hero as she has all the requirements... 13 June Tragic...
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A Synthesis of the Themes in Selected Poems about War
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...death of a young soldier from France. Already the style has changed from being one of fervent exhortation and pride to one of tragic loss and dismay. There is no encouragement to the troops or mention of ‘honor’ or even praises for the sacrifices made during the war. The poem instead humanizes the soldiers who are compelled to lose their lives in pointless wars that they have not been responsible for starting. Owen’s other poem ‘Dulce et Decorum est’ takes head on the older perceptions on war and debunks them. The title of his poem and the final line challenges Horace’s quote ‘Dulce et decorum est pro patria... ? Poems about War: Common Themes Poetry about war has been written from almost as early as...
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A Literary Essay on John Procotor as a Tragic Hero using Arthur Miller's Tragedy and the Common Man
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...Tragic Hero according to Arthur Miller’s “Tragedy and the Common man” In the modern tragedy The Crucible Arthur Miller depicts the character of protagonist John Proctor as tragic hero to illustrate the conflicting situation encountered by a common person in maintaining his respectable image in the society. In his essay Tragedy and the Common man, Miller elaborates the profundity of the character of John Proctor and explains the conflict between Proctor, his self and the society in which he was living to affirm his character as tragic hero. Miller’s essay talks about the tragic flaws that Proctor experience on the way to his recognition and maintenance of his... Number] “The Crucible’s” John Proctor as...
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