• Okonkwo A Tragic Hero
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    Is Okonkwo a tragic hero To answer that question one must start by defining the term 'tragic hero' first introduced by Aristotle. Aristotle defined a tragic hero simply as being a character fulfilling three different requirements. The character must be larger than life, and must have a high social standing. The character must also have ordinary human qualities, and must have a tragic flaw that leads to his downfall. In Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, all these characteristics are found in Ok...
  • Zeffirelli S Hamlet Branagh Audience Interpretation
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    Comparative Essay: Shaping Hamlet on the Silver Screen Two popular film renditions of Shakespeare s great tragedy Hamlet present us with two very different interpretations of the title role. In the first act of each we come to know Franco Zeffirelli s Hamlet, played by Mel Gibson, as authentic, believable, never exaggerated and not altogether puzzling; in stark contrast, Kenneth Branagh directs and plays a Hamlet who is fantastic, larger than life, intensely tortured, and enigmatic. Arguably Zef...
  • The Backstreet Boys Love Brian Give
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    The Backstreet Boys The Backstreet Boys have come to stand for fantastic pop and R&B music, mind- blowing videos, unbeatable live shows, strong devoted faith to God, and millions of loving fans. The Backstreet Boys have a mighty powerful faith in God. They have personal values in life based on their own experiences. The songs and the messages that they portray deal with love and spirituality. The members of the group love, respect and consider each other family. They shared a lot of experiences...
  • The Great Gatsby 7
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    The Great Gatsby Doesn't it always seem as though rich and famous people, such as actors and actresses, are larger-than-life and virtually impossible to touch, almost as if they were a fantasy? In The Great Gatsby, set in two tremendously wealthy communities, East Egg and West Egg, F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays Jay Gatsby as a Romantic, larger-than-life, figure by setting him apart from the common person. Fitzgerald sets Gatsby in a fantasy world that, based on illusion, is of his own making. Gat...
  • Romance Archetype California Tom Land
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    Grapes of Wrath By John Steinbeck RETURN TO PARIDISEMark AylingMs. Campbell Seminar English Period 45/4/01 How does California seem to modern America? Violent. Crowded. Filled with bad people. People who live in cities and have lost touch with the earth. These people are portrayed in John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath as Californians. Yet, people from the Midwest flocked to California seeking prosperity and opportunity. Their land had been taken by the banks and turned into cotton fields. They we...
  • The Matrix Hero Myth
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    The Matrix Hero Myth. Hollywood is the production machine that continues to bombard America with its action-packed hero movies. The Matrix stars Keanu Reeves as a prime example of the larger than life Hollywood hero whose explosive screen acting and dumb luck turn the lead character into this hero, who tantalizes American audiences. The storyline of the movie throws audiences immediately into the mystery behind "the matrix" from an objective person's perspective. Neo, or Mr. Anderson as the evi...
  • Great Gatsby Daisys Green Dock Light Comparable To A Knight
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    Doesnt it always seem as though rich and famous people are larger- than-life and virtually impossible to touch, almost as if they were a fantasy In The Great Gatsby, set in two wealthy communities, East Egg and West Egg, Fitzgerald describes Gatsby as a Romantic, larger- than-life, figure by setting him apart from the common person. Fitzgerald sets Gatsby in a fantasy world that, based on illusion, is of his own making. Gatsbys possessions start to this illusion. He lives in an extremely lavish ...