• King Lear Power Corrupts
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    Power is the ability to manipulate and control whatever one desires; to do what one pleases to do without answering to authority. The power that corrupts the characters plays an extensive role throughout Shakespeare's play, King Lear. Goneril and Regan are corrupted by the power that Lear offers them. Edmund's corruption comes from the trust of his father. Absolute power corrupts absolutely with the characters, because once have full control, they are so cold that they will do anything to keep t...
  • Mansfield Park And Mary Crawford
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    The Character of Mary Crawford It can be useful to examine the values and ideas of a novel through the character and portrayal of one character. Mary Crawford is a character central to the themes and events of Jane Austen s Mansfield Park. At all significant points in the play, barring only Fanny s rescue from her parents, she is either present or involved. Through such a character, a great deal about the morality and ideas so central to this book can be revealed. However, examination of a chara...
  • Fanny Emerges Victorious Simpl
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    'FANNY EMERGES VICTORIOUS SIMPLY BECAUSE THE OTHERS FALTER'; (MARY POOLEY) DO YOU AGREE WITH THIS READING OF FANNY'S ROLE IN 'MANSFIELD PARK " Mansfield Park has sometimes been considered as atypical of Jane Austen as being solemn and moralistic. Poor Fanny Price is brought up at Mansfield Park with her uncle and aunt. Where only her cousin Edmund helps her with the difficulties she suffers from the rest of the family, and from her own fearfulness and timidity. When the sophisticated Crawfords (...
  • The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe
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    The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe By C. S. Lewis The four children, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy had to stay at the home of a professor in the time of the second world war. Because there was not much to do and it rained a lot, the children decided to look around the house. They came across a room that had nothing in it, but a big wardrobe. Peter, Susan and Edmund found nothing interesting, and left the room. But Lucy opened the wardrobe, and looked inside. There were many coats in it. She l...
  • The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe
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    The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe By C. S. Lewis My favorite character in this book would have to be Peter. He was a little bit of a tough guy yet timid, but wasn't afraid to fight for his siblings lives. Peter was the oldest amongst his brother and two sisters and was most likely the brains and brawn of the bunch. In this story, Peter has to fight off a wolf to test his courage or, in Aslan's words, win his spurs. He returns victorious and is knighted by the lion called Aslan. His brother E...
  • Truth Disguised By Words
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    Truth Disguised by Words Throughout history people have used disguises to deceive others to hide their true identity. Hiding ones true identity is a predominant theme throughout King Lear for characters dress up to deceive their friends and family. Another use of disguise in this play is using words to hide ones true emotions and personality. Words have a strong importance to the characters in this play which leads to easy manipulation. Three characters use words that do not reflect their true ...
  • Mansfield Park Analysis Sir Thomas
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    Jane Austen's novels are recognized for their competent heroines. From Elizabeth of Pride and Prejudice to Anne Elliot of Persuasion, Austen's heroines are independent, indomitable, and intellectual. Mansfield Park's protagonist Fanny is viewed in the eyes of countless readers as weak, quiet, and even snobbish. Yet when her accomplishments in the Bertram household are taken into account, Fanny reappears as a deeper figure. Fanny Price, though reserved and sullen at times, aptly presents herself ...
  • King Lear Motifs Gloucester Edmund Goneril
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    King Lear: Motifs Shakespeare uses many motifs to expand on the themes of the story. His most-used motif revolves around filial responsibility. Each of the two plots contains characters who betray their fathers. Goneril and Regan flatter their father, King Lear, and then betray him. The drastic change that occurred in towards their father is clearly evident through Goneril's speech before:'s ir, I love you more than words can wield the matter; Dearer than eye-sight, space, and liberty; Beyond wh...
  • Edmund Lucy And Eustace Narnia Island Lords
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    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader By: C. S. Lewis There are three main characters in the story, Edmund, Lucy, and Eustace. Lucy and Edmund are brother and sister and Eustace is their cousin. Edmund is a young teenager, very smart and very kind. Lucy is in her mid teens as well, she is a very happy person. Lucy is always trying to help people with there problems. The setting is first the early 1900's in England and then in Narnia the fictional world the story is based on. The story begins with Edmu...
  • Ronald Reagan 2 Morris Biography President
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    Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan The task of writing a biography on a President of the United States was never said to be an easy one. In fact, if one would ask writer Edmund Morris he would tell how hard it is first hand. For some individuals it would be an honor of a lifetime, for others it would be too strenuous of a task but for Edmund Morris it would be a pleasure. Edmund is known as an excellent writer but even for him this job is tough. If he just talks about boring, old Reagan as a pres...
  • King Lear Rejection Edgar Gloucester Father
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    King Lear: Rejection An important idea present in William Shakespeare's ' King Lear ' is rejection and the role this rejection plays in the experiences of the involved characters. The important ideas to be considered here are the causes and effects associated with the act of rejection. The most important situations to be considered in the story of ' King Lear ' are those that develop between the two fathers, Lear and Gloucester, and their children, Goneril and Regan, Cordelia, Edmund, and Edgar....
  • King Lear And Edmund
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    In King Lear, the villainous but intelligent Edmund, with more than a brief examination into his character, has understandable motivations outside of the base purposes with which he might at first be credited. Edmund is a character worthy of study, as he seems to be the most socially complex character of the play. In a sense, he is both victim and villain. Edmund is introduced into the play in the opening scene with his father, Gloucester, stating that he acknowledges him as his son, but publicl...
  • Act I Notes King Lear
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    Act I, scenes i-ii Summary: Act I, scene i Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave My heart into my mouth. -Cordelia speaks these words when she address her father, King Lear, who has demanded that his daughters tell him how much they love him before he divides his kingdom among them (I. i. 90-92). In contrast to the empty flattery of Goneril and Regan, Cordelia offers her father a truthful evaluation of her love for him: she loves him "according to my bond"; that is, she understands and accepts witho...
  • King Lear And Illegitimacy
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    Shakespeare's treatment of illegitimacy in the play King Lear can be interpreted in many ways depending on the audience. The situation of illegitimacy is portrayed through the relationships of the characters the Earl Of Gloucester and his two sons Edgar and Edmund. Edmund is the illegitimate son while Edgar was born within the law. We learn of Edmund's illegitimacy in the opening scene in the first act where The Earl of Gloucester is holding a conversation with Kent while Edmund is nearby. Glouc...
  • Count Of Monte Dantes Love Mercedes
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    Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo questions the success of revenge, and illustrates the joy of letting go. While in prison, a bloodthirsty lust for revenge consumes Edmund Dantes and represses his faith, love, and all the other positive ideals he once treasured, leaving him with only a cold, black heart. Only until Dantes releases his hatred and embraces the love and wealth surrounding him can he reclaim his time spent in Chateau D'If. By the time Edmund Dantes escapes from prison, he c...
  • King Lear Opening Scene
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    William Shakespeare - King Lear. Act I, Scene I. The opening scene of William Shakespeare's King Lear lays strong thematic foundations for the acts to follow. Its conversations play a great part in introducing the characters that will shape the events of the play, and establishing the setting and some of the central themes. Scene I also reveals the beginnings of the two plotline of the play; the major plot of King Lear and his division of his kingdom between his daughters, and the subplot of Gl...
  • Loyalty And Disloyalty Lear Loyal Father
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    Loyalty and disloyalty is a critical theme in Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear. Some of the characters are simply loyal or disloyal, and others show a false sense of loyalty or disloyalty. The play begins with a loyalty test to see which of Lear's daughters loves him the most. It ends with the Earl of Kent dying because of his loyalty to King Lear. Throughout the play King Lear, the theme of loyalty and disloyalty appears in each of the five Acts. During the play Lear's daughters show a sense of...
  • Desire For Power Edmund Father Gloucester
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    Desire is a quality inherent to every human being. Each person possesses within themselves certain cravings, whether they be good or bad, saintly or malicious, frivolous or practical. In fact, the play King Lear clearly states that the desire for something greater than basic needs is what separates man from beast. While most people attempt to protect themselves from being overcome with their own greed and desire, some simply give into this deadly vice. They allow their lives to become focused so...
  • King Lear A Fairy
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    A Fairy Tale Family Families aren? t perfect. When one thinks of fairy tales, he thinks of the perfect princes and princesses living happily ever after, similar to Cinderella finding her Prince Charming. However, life was not always perfect for Cinderella; before finding her prince her stepmother and stepsisters tortured her life. In Shakespeare? s King Lear, the play presents a happy and loving royal family, almost like a fairy tale. Nevertheless, the families in King Lear parallel the anguish ...
  • Blinding In King Lear
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    Blindness is a whole different thing than not having the ability for the eye to see an object, according to Shakespeare. It is not a physical quality but a mental flaw that some people possess. This fault in characters exacerbates their ability to understand and it also leads them in the wrong direction. In King Lear written by William Shakespeare, the characters of Gloucester and Lear are victims of this blemish. Although Lear can physically see, he is blind in the sense that he lacks direction...