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  • Popular Belief Of The Victorian Era
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    Suffer And Be Still, is a powerful collection of essays. This collection, edited by Martha Vicinus documents the state of women in the 19th century Victorian England. This time period is well known as a dark side in women's modern history, because, as seen through this book, Women in the Victorian Age were discriminated, degraded and psychologically abused at this time. Men, domineering at home, in government, education and professional life dictated a woman's role. Whether through popular cultu...
  • Play Roles
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    John Stubbs' 'Love and Role Playing in A Farewell to Arms " John Stubbs' essay is an examination of the defense which he believes Henry and Catherine use to protect themselves from the discovery of their insignificance and 'powerlessness... in a world indifferent to their well being... ' He asserts that 'role-playing' by the two main characters, and several others in the book, is a way to escape the realization of human mortality which is unveiled by war. Stubbs thinks that Hemingway utilized ro...
  • Traditional Female Role
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    In 'The Taming of the Shrew' by William Shakespeare, and 'Ten things I hate about you', directed by Gil Junge r, both contexts reflect the society of when each text was composed. When comparing these two texts and observing the themes, it is indisputable that these contexts have shown the similarity and differences of the values during the time, thus, it shows the evolution of society. Firstly, 'The Taming of the shrew's ugg ests money to be a very important necessity of life during the time. It...
  • Game People
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    Fantasy or Reality? Society has branded fantasy gaming as evil and possibly satanic. There is no link what so ever in between the two things. Role playing games are not evil. There are a few things that make it dangerous in the hands of stupid people. This fall at the Iowa State Fair Grounds there was a fair held. People from all over the state came and dressed up in costumes of olden days. People brought their children and looked around. There we perfume shops and weapons shops along with food ...
  • Shakespeares Plays
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    It is curious to note the role of women in Shakespearean literature. Many critics have lambasted the female characters in his plays as two-dimensional and unrealistic portrayals of subservient women. Others have asserted that the roles of women in his plays were prominent for the time and culture that he lived in. That such contrasting views could be held in regards to the same topic is academic. It is only with close examination of his works that we are able to suppose his intent in creating ch...
  • Play's Trifles And Suppressed Desires
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    The play's Trifles and Suppressed Desires wrap around a central theme of sexual tension between women and men. The characters are in search of life's meaning and seeking self-definition. In Trifles, ignorance of sexism is exposed as a major theme. The play Suppressed Desires explores new feminist theories between a married couple. Both plays were written in the 1920's way before the women's movement began But this traditional way of thinking has surprisingly continued even today and is a very im...
  • Second Role Guildeluec Plays In Eliduc
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    A WOMAN SUPPORTING HER MAN There is nothing enduring in life for a woman, except what she builds in a man's heart. This quote by Judith Anderson provides a very accurate description of the role a woman was expected to play in med-evil times. This is the time frame in which Marie de France wrote the lay she called Eliduc. While it is a decent story, it is hardly distinguishable from all other med-evil stories except in one instance the role of a woman. Though the story revolves around her husband...
  • Kate Cutrer And Jack Bolling
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    In the novel, The Moviegoer, by Walker Percy, the narrator, Jack Bolling, believes that everyone has a role to play and that their happiness is predicated upon how well they play their given role. He also believes that people get trapped in "everyday ness" and become "dead". Jack Bolling's decision to marry Kate Cutrer is partly based on these beliefs of his, but it is also based upon the discovery that Sharon is engaged herself. Kate Cutrer has some mental problems of her own, and, being Jack B...
  • Ancient Greek Play
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    The Way of Greek Play Wrights The Greek Play Wright, Sophocles, wrote both the Antigone and Oedipus the King. Sophocles wrote Antigone around 441 B.C. and followed with the writings of Oedipus the King around 425 B.C. In Antigone King Creon decides that Polynices the traitor is to be buried, but his sister Antigone dislikes the order. She is caught, and sentenced by Creon to be buried alive-even though she is betrothed to his son Haemon. After the blind prophet Tiresias proves that the gods are ...
  • Same Old Roles
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    Recurring Images and Motifs in 'Crossing Brooklyn Ferry " In the poem 'Crossing Brooklyn Ferry', by Walt Whitman, there are many recurring images and motifs that can be seen. Whitman develops these images throughout the course of the poem. The most dominant of these are the linear notion of time, playing roles, and nature. By examining these motifs and tracing their development, ones understanding of the poem becomes highly deepened. Whitman challenges the linear notion of time by connecting pas...
  • Mr Birling And The Inspector
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    I am going to be analyzing what Priestleys main aim is and has he achieved it. I will be looking at the characters and how they link up with Priestleys aim and why. The main themes of the play and the Inspectors last speech and exit will also be discussed. I will also be looking at the contrast between Mr. Birling and the Inspector. At the beginning of the play the family are sitting around a table all happy and gay celebrating Shelia and Gerald's engagement. The atmosphere was carefree and joyf...
  • 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...
  • Sex Role Stereotypes
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    Pornagraphy in the media When you look up the word "servant" in Roget's Thesaurus you will discover that some of the words associated with "servant" are words like menial lady help, domestic, secretary, maid, waitress, handmaid, Lady's maid, nurse, kitchen, laundry, dairymaid, Cinderella, slavery, laundress, bed-maker, puppet, and creature. Now, not all of these words refer to women, some refer also to men's roles as waiters or busboys, but most of the words are naturally associated with women's...
  • Whole Play Revolves Around The Fool
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    Accidental Death of an Anarchist Comedic plays are able to make some loud messages while avoiding being too serious. In fact, comedic plays are said to have made the loudest messages out of all genres in theatre. One fine example of a play like this is Accidental Death of an Anarchist. Written by Dario Fo, this comedic farce takes pokes at the governmental system and how police deal with criminals. It was originally performed on December 5th, 1970, but it's been rewritten twice since then so the...
  • Stereotypes Caucasian Americans
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    Asian Americans have long been denied roles in society because of their appearance. Their obvious difference in the way they look, compared to the "Caucasian ideal", deny them many opportunities in our culture. This is clearly supported by two plays called Yankee Dawg you Die, written by Philip Kan Gotanda and The Year of the Dragon, written by Frank Chin. In each of these plays we are introduced into this realm of discrimination and this cultures struggle with stereotypes. Throughout both perfo...
  • Poor Performance Of Philip Akin As Othello
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    Envy is used as a principal theme for the play Othello, written by William Shakespeare. Due to its literary significance, Othello is being performed as a live show at the Stanley theatre on Sept 25. Although the play holds a deep and spiritual meaning, it does not seize the audience's interest with unsuitable costumes for certain characters and limited stage properties for important scenes, as well as poor acting techniques of the main actor. Philip Akin who plays Othello, is not convincing in t...
  • Birling's Speeches Before The Inspector
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    Discuss the function of the inspector in the play as a whole An Inspector Calls was written by J. B Priestly. This play intertwines the life of a pretty young woman who was driven to suicide by a well known respectable family. But it has a deeper more sinister meaning and morale to the story. That mankind has to learn from mistakes or it will have to repay them in blood and anguish. The inspector's role in the play is more than being a police officer, but being with God and teaching mankind a le...
  • Inspectors Role In The Play
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    Examine and Comment on the Dramatic Effect of the Role of the Inspector in 'An Inspector Calls' by J.B. Priestley "An Inspector Calls" by J B Priestley, was written post-world war II, but is set in the time period of the early 1910's. This is a time of great innovation and great threat, as the "Titanic" was about to make its maiden voyage and trouble in the Balkans about to spill out into the rest of continental Europe. Britain at the time was one of a post-industrial revolution. The top 3% of t...
  • End Mortimer
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    1. Arsenic and Old Lace 2. The copy I had did not list the author. 3.66 pages 4. Act 1: Set in late afternoon in the month of September in the present time. Act 2: Later that same night. Act 3: Later that night to early the next morning. 5. The main characters include: Mortimer Brewster, Aunt Abby, Aunt Martha, Elaine, Teddy, Dr. Einstein, Jonathan Brewster, and Officer O'Hara. 6. Personally I liked Teddy the best because he was such a bizarre character. He added a lot of life and personality to...
  • Kievan Rus And The Role
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    Russia has long played a dominant role in the history of the world. Due to its sheer land size and population it is hard to ignore it. One thing that interested me is exactly where the Russian people came from and how was the first empire formed so long ago that was the beginning of the Russian Empire. Some of the things I will try to examine in this paper will be to look at some of the early peoples from the earliest known times up until the formation of the Muscovite Dynasty. I would like to l...

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