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  • Montressor's Act Of Revenge
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    Poe is a very complicated author. His literary works are perplexed, disturbing, and even grotesque. His frequent illnesses may have provoked his engrossment in such things. In 1842 Dr. John W. Francis diagnosed Poe with sympathetic heart trouble as well as brain congestion. He also noted Poe's inability to withstand stimulants such as drugs and alcohol (Phillips 1508). These factors may have motivated him to write The Tell-Tale-Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, and The Black Cat. All of these stor...
  • Second Act Of The Play Betty
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    Feminist Analysis of Cloud Nine In 1979, Caryl Churchill wrote a feminist play entitled Cloud Nine. It was the result of a workshop for the Joint Stock Theatre Group and was intended to be about sexual politics. Within the writing she included a myriad of different themes ranging from homosexuality and homophobia to female objectification and oppression. "Churchill clearly intended to raise questions of gender, sexual orientation, and race as ideological issues; she accomplished this largely by ...
  • Ductility A Yielding Disposition Of Mind
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    Pride being proud, inordinate self-esteem; and unreasonable conceit of ones own superiority over others. Insufficient not sufficient, inadequate to any need, use or purpose. Consequence that which follows from any act, cause, principles or series of actions. Pliancy quality of being pliant; easiness to be vent; readiness to be influenced. Ductility a yielding disposition of mind; ready compliance. Commendation praise, favorable representation of words, declaration of esteem; respects; greeting; ...
  • Eternal Recurrence
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    A touching and sad novel, at once a compelling love story, philosophical text, and dialogue with Frederick Nietzsche -- The Unbearable Lightness of Being is all of these and more, perhaps most importantly a manifesto of embracing nihilism. Milan Kundera opens the novel with a discourse on Nietzsche's doctrine of the eternal recurrence. He rejects any view of the recurrence as being real or metaphysical. It is metaphorical he assures us. In a world of objective meaninglessness one must fall into ...
  • One's Own Bad Acts
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    Faulkner's last novel is a coming-of-age story told as a 'reminiscence' by a grandfather to his grandson. He tells the story of his own corruption, of succumbing to 'non-Virtue,' which concurs with his first steps towards becoming a gentleman. When Lucius's parents were called out of state for a funeral, leaving him, Boon Hogganbeck, Ned McCaslin, and Lucius's Grandfather's new car unsupervised, Lucius quickly devises a series of lies which allow him and Boon to leave town for Memphis largely un...
  • Presence Of One's Conscience And The Act
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    "Conscience created or innate" To what extent do you think you are dictated by your surroundings and your up-bringing Do you claim your opinions to be your own Do you trust your logic and your conscience These are questions that are seldom asked by ourselves or by others. In fact, these kinds of questions could almost be considered taboo. It seems to be generally accepted that one can trust oneself, one's authority, and one's conscience. Upon these premises we seem to build up everything else. W...
  • Character In Actors Shoes
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    Perhaps one of the most thought of questions that goes through ones head in a lifetime may be what drives a person to become an actor. Well, it could be imagination, a love, or just desire to stand out. When one desires to stand out they usually want to be in the light, and the stage is a great place to start. Being on stage for the first time is scary and yet exciting. Once a person has experienced this they most often want more. Usually a person of this stature was always entertaining or perfo...

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