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  • Battle For England
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    The Wars of the Roses was a series of dynastic civil wars in England fought by the rival houses of Lancaster and York between 1455 and 1485. The struggle was so named because the badge of the Lancaster's was a red rose and that the York's a white rose. The house of Lancaster was badly shaken during the Hundred Years' War ("Rose, War of the Microsoft). The Hundred Years' war is a common name given to the series of armed conflicts, broken by a number of truces and peace treaties, that were waged f...
  • Brownings My Last Duchess
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    In Brownings My Last Duchess, it appears that the Duke would have had the Duchess attend only to him. The Duchess is portrayed as someone that is easily pleased. In the passages: twas not Her husband's presence only, called that spot Of joy into the Duchess' cheek She had A heart - how shall I say - too soon made glad, Too easily impressed; she liked what " er She looked on, and her looks went everywhere. Browning conveys to us that the Duchess could be easily impressed. Through his use of words...
  • Part Of The Play The Duke
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    Measure for Measure: Textual Analysis of (1.3. 19-54) and study of the motives behind the Dukes imminent absence. In this part of the play the Duke meets Friar Thomas and explains the reasons for his temporary retirement from office and also speaks about the laxity into which the laws of the city have fallen in the past. The Duke makes it clear that Vienna needs a new figure of authority to implement the reinforcement of the long forgotten rules regarding sex before marriage and other moral issu...
  • More Respectable Characters
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    WRITING TASK DUKE & KING The Duke and King represent in a very raw, extreme form, a general psychological tendency of the respectable citizens Huck has encountered on his journey thus far. Twain satirizes the egocentricity and self-righteous indignation of American society. He shows that even what may first appear to be a gesture of generosity by members of this society, is often driven by selfish motives. The more respected characters that Huck has met before the arrival of the duke and the kin...
  • Tar And Feathers Through The Town
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    [A] nd as we struck into town and up through the middle of it -- it was as much as half-after eight, then -- here comes a raging rush of people, with torches, and an awful whooping and yelling, and banging tin pans and blowing horns; and we jumped to one side to let them go by; and as they went by, I see they had the king and the dike astraddle of a rail -- that is I know ed it was the king and the duke, thought was all over tar and Feathers, and didn't look like nothing in the world that was hu...
  • Duke And The Envoy
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    DOMINATION OF THE DUCHESS Robert Browning's poem 'My last Duchess'; is spoken from the perspective of the Duke and conveys the Dukes personality through the literary form of a dramatic monologue. It involves a fictional account of the Duke addressing an envoy from the Count to talk of details for the hopeful marriage to the Count's daughter. The subtitle of this monologue is 'Ferrara,' ; which suggests an historical reference to Alfonso II, the fifth Duke of Ferrara in Italy in the mid-sixteenth...
  • King And Duke
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    Question one: Why doesn't Jim figure out that the king and the duke are not really kings or dukes? Projected answers: I think that Jim. After being a slave for so long, is very used to always listening and never asking questions. This seems to migrate into a constant trust; which is why Jim is a very trusting person, and always seems to just trust, not think on his own quite as much. Question two: What makes Huck want to steal back the gold that the king and duke 'stole'? Projected answers: I th...
  • Meaning Of The Duke's Words
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    Poets often use literary techniques to clearly convey the personalities of their speakers. In " My Last Duchess", Robert Browning uses point of view, diction, and imagery to achieve a powerful effect, underlining the attitude and personality of the Duke. In a dramatic monologue, character development is based on what the speaker says, and how he says it. In "My Last Duchess", the speaker of the monologue addresses a fictional audience, and the reader is seen as an unnoticed third party. It is be...
  • People Like David Duke Hold Office
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    The article that I chose off of the David Duke internet site was written by none other then David Duke himself. Mr. Duke has had a very busy conservative career dating all the way back to 1974 when he was the director of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. After holding a position there for a while he then became a member of the House of Representatives in 1989. He is currently the President and leader of the NO FEAR (National Organization for European American Rights) organization. When I visited ...
  • Zoa A Very Stern Man
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    The Chinese Culture James Walker Mr. Johnson E 3 December 20, 1996 This report is about the myths and beliefs of the Chinese culture. It's about the stories the Chinese created to explain the world around them, and generally how they perceived their surrounding environment. This report deals with ancient myths and the people who believed them, and what the current believes of these people are. The Southwest Creation Story The Southwest creation story is a myth which explains why people are diffe...
  • Angelo And Mariana
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    Shakespeare's Measure for Measure can be seen as an early account of sexual harassment. While the issue of women's rights had hardly been explored at the time the play was first performed, Measure for Measure touches on issues of sexuality, independence, and the objectification of women. Despite these serious issues, the play is considered a comedy, and the story it tells is filled with amusing characters as well as broad sociological questions. The plot centers around the fate of Claudio, who i...
  • Duke Ellington And His Band
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    Duke Ellington was an American jazz bandleader, composer, and pianist. He is thought of as one the greatest figures in jazz. The French government honored him with their highest award, the Legion of Honor, while the government of the United States awarded him with the highest civil honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He played for the royalty and for the common people and by the end of his fifty-year career, he had played over 20,000 performances worldwide. He was the Duke, Duke Ellington....
  • Peter And Janie
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    Junior high book report for girls Yours Truly Love, Janie By: Ann Reit I recently read the book titled Yours Truly Love, Janie. It was about a sixteen year old girl named Janie Do wens. Her mother owned a small gift shop. Her father is a lawyer, and her sister M ellie goes to college. They live in a suburb of New York city. Janie's boyfriend, Peter, has been around for as long as she can remember. Janie was always looking for love so when she found an add in the newspaper saying a twenty-one yea...
  • Duke In My Last Duchess
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    Consider The Presentation Of Evil Characters In Poetry: Shakespeares Richard, Robert Browning The three pieces of poetry I will be looking at, Shakespeares Richard, Robert Brownings My last Duchess and W.H. Auden's Victor share the same central relationship: the evilness and cruelty of their main characters. In most cases, this is fuelled by the character's jealousy, although all three appear respectable when taken at face value. Each piece of poetry differs in structure since they are from 3 di...
  • Rigoletto And The Duke
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    I attended the opera Rigoletto at the New York State Theater. Rigoletto was composed by Giuseppe Verdi and it was first performed in 1851, during the Romantic period. Act I of Rigoletto starts out in duple meter and sounds very dramatic, as if something dark and mysterious is going to happen. I think the dynamics play a role in this mood because of the constant changing from loud to soft. This act starts with an overture since the beginning is instrumental. All of a sudden, still in duple meter,...
  • Defeated Dukes From Lithuania
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    On February 14, 1009 name of Lithuania was first mentioned in writing. The oldest known historical source to have noted Lithuania is the Quendlinburg year-books. Therein, the tragic end of the mission of St. Bruno of Querfurt was documented: "St. Bruno, an archbishop and monk, who was called Boniface, was struck in the head by Pagans during the 11th year of his conversion at the Russian and Lithuanian border (in confi nio Rusciae et Lit uae), and along with 18 of his followers, entered heaven on...
  • Duke's Action
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    Consider the role that Duke Vincentio plays in Measure For Measure. Do his actions remain consistent throughout? Are his actions responsible? Refer to the novel in order to support your answer Duke Vincentio plays a very important, yet controversial role in William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. Firstly he gives power away to Angelo his deputy, and disappears from the Viennese political scene, to come back as an advice-giving Friar. He then goes on to try to resolve the situation between Isa...
  • Angelo
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    A Misleading Duke- Measure For Measure Essay, A Misleading Duke- Measure For Measure A Misleading Duke Through out William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, the Duke is misleading to all in the town. It all starts by him telling Angelo that he is tired of ruling, and wants to leave. He puts Angelo in charge and then leaves, or so Angelo thinks. He actually takes shelter at the church with the Friar so that he can watch Angelo. The Duke then dresses like a Friar and poses as one to the people he...
  • Poem Through The Dukes
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    My Last Duchess By Robert Browning In Robert Browning's monologue poem? My Last Duchess, ? the author employs many literary techniques to convey the overriding jealous, controlling demeanor of the persona, the Duke. The poem, through the Dukes careful words, illustrates that appearances can indeed be deceiving. In the first line Browning immediately withdraws the persona from the poem, saying directly to the envoy, and thus the reader? there's my last Duchess painted on the wall? (1). Only four ...

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