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  • Sartre's Play
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    Hell and Enslavement. In Sartre's No Exit By Wallace Vincent Rose Sartre, the most famous of the existentialist thinkers, wrote No Exit in 1944. It was first performed in Paris during the Nazi occupation. Sartre was a POW during the occupation, but escaped punishment from the Nazis. There is obviously an overall question pertaining to the play in terms of its relation to the historical period and the atrocities that were taking place in France and all of Europe. Sartre obviously knew of the raci...
  • Play Moves To Petruchio's House
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    Comedy Conventions Shakespearean plays are often seen as sad or depressing. In "The Taming of the Shrew", Shakespeare takes a somewhat sad topic of a man marrying off his daughters and makes it quite humorous. "The Taming of the Shrew" is about a man named Baptista, who has two daughters, one who is very loud and vicious named Katerina, and another sweet, sincere daughter named Bianca. Baptista makes a rule in his house that Bianca may not get married until Kate does, therefore a man sets up Pet...
  • Scene Between Don Gutierre And Doa Leonor
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    Honour was one of the prominent issues in the Spanish Golden Age dramas of which Caldern and Lope de Vega were the main exponents. Indeed, the play is called a "drama de honor". The very fact that Caldern chose to include the word 'honra' in the title of the play 'El Mdico de su Honra' indicates that indeed a certain element of honour must be present within. One must find out whether honour is the principal cause of the play or if other themes hold more importance. In the "Diccionario de Autorid...
  • Suit With The Conscience To Action Motif
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    Hamlet: The Theme of Having A Clear Conscience The most important line in Hamlet is, 'The play's the thing, wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king. ' (II, ii, 617). In the play, the issue of a clear conscience forms a key motif. When the conscience of the characters appears, it does so as a result of some action; as in the case of the aforementioned line, which follows Hamlet's conversation with the player. This line is of particular significance because it ties action and its effect on t...
  • Present Theme Of Revenge And Constant Action
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    William Shakespeare's earliest tragedy entitled Titus Andronicus is one of much action and spectacle. The majority of the characters' actions are motivated by revenge which is an essential theme throughout the work. Titus Andronicus, unlike all of Shakespeare's later plays, falls in line with Aristotle's six elements of tragedy putting plot before character. Characters are developed through the use of action in this work rather than the character determining the plot. Through close examination o...
  • Overall Action Of Attention To Detail
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    Our Town is a play that takes place near the turn of the century in the small rural town of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire. The playwright, Thornton Wilder is trying to convey the importance of the little, often unnoticed things in life. Throughout the first two acts he builds a scenario, which allows the third act to show that we as humans often run through life oblivious to what is actually happening. Wilder attempts to show life as something that we take for granted. We do not realize the tr...
  • Very Character Of Bel Imperia
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    The life of Renaissance women was not one that was conducive to independence, or much else, outside of their obligations to her husband and the running of the household in general. Women, viewed as property in Renaissance culture, were valued for their class, position, and the wealth (or lack thereof) that they would bring into a marriage. This being said, the role of women in the literature of the day reflects the cultural biases that were an ingrained part of everyday life. The depiction of wo...
  • Reflection As The Play
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    In the play Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill, the Tyrone family is haunted not by what is present in flesh facing them, but by memories and constant reminders of what has been the downfall of the family for years". No it can never be now. But it was once, before you-" (72) [James Tyrone referring to the Morphine addiction of his wife, Mary, which attributed to the undoing of the family]. Their trials and tribulations are well documented by O'Neill through the proficient utilizatio...
  • J B Preistley
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    John Boynton Preistley wrote 'An Inspector Calls@ during one week in 1945. He was a Yorkshireman who wanted to comment on the key conflicts taking place in English society in 1945. J B Preistley wrote sixteen novels and over forty plays in his lifetime and experiance much success. As a political social thinker, J B Preistley used literature as a means of commenting on society and the lack of support he felt the poor had. He was patriotic (passionatley love your country) socialist whose major iss...
  • Puck
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    Robin Goodfellow, also known as Puck or Hobgoblin, is a merry sprite, represented as "a very Shetland er among the gossamer-winged, dainty-limbed fairies, strong enough to knock all their heads together, a rough, knurly-limbed, fawn-faced, shock-pate d, mischievous little urchin". Since Puck has no human feelings, he has no precise human meaning. He is strategic in A Midsummer Night's Dream as he is seen not only as a spectator of the plays happenings, but as a commentator and interpreter of the...
  • Marco's Actions
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    Character Essa After reading Arthur Miller's play "A view from the bridge,' I am convinced that the most striking character is Marco. He is an Italian immigrant that moved illegally to the United States with his brother Rodolpho to work as longshoremen, since at the time (the play was written in 1955) his country of origin, Italy, was going through a major economic depression because of the outcome of World War II. In the play, we are told that Marco's plan is to make enough money to survive and...

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