• Summary Of Beyond Formula American Film Genres
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    English 1 January 28, 2005 Summary Of Beyond Formula: American Film Genres The passage taken from the book, "Beyond Formula: American Film Genres" by Stanley Solomon, focuses specifically on Western films. Solomon suggests that, "the Western is primarily a genre of location," (56) which not only suggests the plot of the movie but the characters portrayed in the film as well. If the location is based in a harsh or rugged environment, the viewers automatically assume that the characters in the fil...
  • Merchant Of Venice Shylock Mistreats Antonio
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    Many people are villainous in the way they act, and their villainous acts may be rooted in the desire to destroy others, or in the hopes of elevating themselves. Many people may only act 'villainous' in reaction to the way they have been treated in the past. Shylock the Jew is the villain or antagonist in the play The Merchant of Venice. Shylock mistreats Antonio the Christian, his daughter, Jessica and Launcelot. The first person Shylock mistreats, is Launcelot. He mistreats this servant by co...
  • Beowulf Normal Human
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    Beowulf Essay The roles that Beowulf and Grendel played in the story were very easily deciphered. Beowulf being pure good, and Grendel being pure evil. One of the reasons of why the book "Beowulf" is so well known is because of the fact that it is one of the first stories of good vs. evil, or light vs. dark. In modern good and evil stories, there are super heroes with super powers. They use these powers for the good of the world and to help innocent people. In most cases there is a villain that...
  • Comparison Of King Lear And Gloucester
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    Shakespeare uses subplots to dramatize the action of the play and give spark on the contrast for the themes in King Lear. Sub plots usually improve the effect of dramatic irony and suspense. The latter, which is used in King Lear, gives us the understanding of the emotions of the characters in the play. This follows the parallelism between Gloucester and King Lear. In King Lear, the subplot of Gloucester corresponds to the major plot of King Lear. Both fathers have their own loyal legitimate chi...
  • Iago's Web Of Deceit
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    Iago's Web of Deceit Perhaps the most interesting and exotic character in the tragic play 'Othello,' is 'Honest' Iago. Through some carefully thought-out words and actions, Iago is able to manipulate others to do things in a way that benefits him and moves him closer toward his goals. He is the main driving force in this play, pushing Othello and everyone else towards their tragic end. Iago is not your ordinary villain. The role he plays is rather unique and complex, far from what one might exp...
  • Macbeth From Hero To Villain
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    Throughout Macbeth by William Shakespeare we see the transformation of the main character, Macbeth, from hero to villain. Translated, this basically means that Macbeth changes from a brave warrior to a serial killer! The story of Macbeth takes place in Scotland in the 11 th century. Shakespeare has written a tragedy about how a Scottish nobleman (Macbeth) who plots the death of the King in order to become King himself. Due to the tragedy aspect, things do not really go according to plan! The fir...
  • Richard Iii Paper Claim The Throne
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    To achieve goals, in one's life, one must be determined and focused. In the play Richard III, Richard III's goal is to ascend the throne. There are two ways that one can claim the throne, by birthright, or by might. Since Richard III cannot claim the throne by right he must therefore take it by might. To accomplish this goal Richard, Duke of Gloucester, must be determined to achieve his goal at all costs and he must have the characteristics to meet his determination. In the first scene of the pl...
  • King Richard Iii Ascend The Throne
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    The Evil of Richard III Shakespeare Richard III was a traitor, a murderer, a tyrant, and a hypocrite. The leading characteristics of his mind are scorn, sarcasm, and an overwhelming contempt. It appears that the contempt for his victims rather than active hatred or cruelty was the motive for murdering them. Upon meeting him he sounds the keynote to his whole character. " I, that am curtailed of this proportion, cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deform'd, unfinish'd sent before my time In...
  • Green Goblin Spiderman Powers Super
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    There are many super heroes I could have chosen to do this report on, but I chose not to. Instead, I chose a super villain we all know; his name is the Green Goblin. The meaning of a super hero is a figure endowed with powers usually used for fighting crime. So a super villain would be a figure endowed with powers used for causing crimes. The crime causing Green Goblin was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditto in July of 1964. He filled the position of Spiderman's most deadly villain. He first ap...
  • Paradise Lost Satan Hero Or Villain
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    Satan: Epic Hero or Villain? John Milton wrote one of the greatest epic poems of all time when he wrote Paradise Lost in 1667. The book tells about man's creation and fall while detailing characters and the plot beyond what the Bible taught. One of these characters is Satan, which is one of the most argument ed, controversial, and popular characters in the history of literature. The reason for is the un clarity of whether or not Satan is a hero or a villain. He contains many qualities that dist...
  • Is Don John A Credible Villain
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    Is Don John a credible villain? Don John is a believable villain because he is a bastard which means that in Elizabethan times Don John would have been seen as evil. Don John's legitimate brother on the other hand is wealthy and well respected by everyone. Don John hates Claudio because Claudio has taken his position as Don Pedro's right hand man. Don John even acknowledges his own evil and he also shows no mercy. Don John's character doesn't alter throughout the play, meaning he is only there t...
  • Heathcliff Made A Villain By Love
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    Love is a two way street. In order for love to work it must be given and returned. If love is left unfulfilled it can lead a person to be spiteful, vengeful, and at the extreme villainous. In Emily Bronte's novel, Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff is the villain because he is frustrated about his unrequited love for Cathy. Heathcliff's villainy is apparent in how he treats the Earnshaws, degrading Hindley and Hareton just as Hindley did him. This is also shown in his actions against the Lintons. He...
  • Villains In Shakespeare Claudius And Iago
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    When reading a story, people tend to identify with the hero. They like to think of themselves as heroes in their own lives and the success of a hero in a story makes them feel better about their chances of success in their own lives. However, a hero is only as great as the obstacle he can overcome. The obstacle can be a natural disaster or even a wild animal but it is a human villain who himself develops and changes as the story unfolds that can be the most challenging, and therefore interesting...
  • Analysis Of Shylock In Shakespeare's Merchant Of Venice
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    In Shakespeares Merchant of Venice the antagonist of the play is Shylock. Shylock is a wealthy Jewish moneylender. Shylock is probably the most memorable character in the play because of Shakespeares excellent characterization of him. Shylock is the antagonist in the play because he stands in the way of love, but this does not necessarily make him the villain of the play. Shylock can be seen as both the villain of the play and as a man who is very human. The villain that we see in Shylock is the...
  • Main Character Tess Angel Alec
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    In any story dramatic situations occur. In most of these stories the main character is affected by one or more characters, situations and or society, which later on influences the mind of the main character. When the mind and thinking process of a character or person is altered than consequences begin to happen, to that character and others who make close contact with that character. These types of dramatic stories will always have a villain and a hero. These roles might be presented by psycholo...
  • Columbus Essay Discovery Of America
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    In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Once Columbus got to his destination he killed, raped, and enslaved natives. I think Columbus is a villain because he was a cruel, self centered man who does not deserve the praises for the discovery of America. First, he raped, killed, and enslaved the natives of the places he sailed to. Columbus over saw the killing of some Indians and ordered the enslavement of others. Columbus him self raped an Indian after " Beating her with a piece of rope." Also, h...
  • Definition Of A Villain
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    Throughout time there has always been good and evil, a hero and a villain, however, the meaning of the word villain is often used without knowing the word, s true meaning. Villains come in all shapes and sizes but all of them have several common but distinct characteristics that define them as villains. There actually are several types of villains. There is the stereotypical and comic book type villain and the normal every day villain. All villains are cruel to innocents, strive to make others f...
  • Analysis Of Richard Iii
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    Analysis of Richard III In Richard III, Shakespeare invites us on moral holiday. The early part of the play draws its readers to identify with Richard and thereby to participate in a fantasy of total control of self and domination of others. We begin to be pulled into the fantasy in the play's opening speech, where Richard presents himself as an enterprising, self made villain and offers an elaborate justification for this self he renovation. In the first scene of the play, Richard announces in ...
  • Antigone The Hero Story Creon Revolves
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    Antigone the Hero Antigone is the heroine of western drama, and the play bears her name rather than Creon? s. I believe this statement to be true. Not only because Antigone is the Heroine, but because the story also revolves around her. If not for the conflict of disobeying her uncle, the story wouldn't have a purpose. This is the basis for most plays titles, is the main character, or thing that the plot revolves around. Antigone truly displays many characteristics of all kinds of hero? s, main...