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  • Malvolio Shifts From His Puritan
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    Tris Warkentin Shakespearean Comedy Twelfth Night, question 3 12/17/99 Shakespeare's Twelfth Night has many different characterizations for the many different characters in the play; Or sino and Olivia represent the Renaissance and the dangers facing it, Viola represents the overindulgence of the Renaissance and the Puritan minimalism represented by Malvolio, the madman. While the other characters represent constant images throughout the play, Malvolio changes. He goes from being a bleak and pla...
  • Dionysus Throughout The Play
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    One of ancient Greece's tragic plays in entitled 'The Bacchae'; , written by Euripides. Many larger and deeper philosophical views are expressed in the play. The plot contains many speeches, and one might think at certain points that they would be the moral. The actual moral, however, is almost impossible to define. Euripides uses a style of writing that is heavy with surreal details that are not present in other Greek tragedies. On page 21, lines 506-7, the comment 'How do you live? What are yo...
  • Sexual Tension Between Septimus And Thomasina
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    Arcadia: "the perfect marriage of idea and high comedy" Throughout Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, intellectual ideas and themes are explored. Set in two contrasting timeframes, it shows history in the making and history in the discovering - both by groups of mostly highly enlightened individuals. However, mixed in with humour and irony, the play is made lighter, more enjoyable and more accessible to the average audience. Scene seven is the central point of the play. Seemingly the climax, it is chaotic ...
  • Shakespeare In His Play Othello
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    Q-Why is a bride's dress always white A-To match the appliances! Even though society has made great strides in trying to equalize women and men, there was a time when women were viewed as nothing more than a man's property. Shakespeare in his play Othello writes his male characters to view women in much the same demeaning way. In this play one can see two examples of women and the view their husbands place upon them. Both Desdamona and Emilia are victims of the chauvinism of their husbands. Marr...
  • Inspector As A Metaphor
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    The play 'An Inspector Calls', was written in 1945 just after the Second World War but is set before World War One (in 1912). The time span between the dates used (1912-1945) is intentional and encourages the reader to reflect on the mistakes of this era. The choice of this date is significant because it was a time of complacency prior to one of great turmoil. Priestley skilfully produces a play that may be viewed at a number of different levels. The story may be just an inspector investigating ...
  • Medieval Morality Play
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    An Inspector Calls Has Been Described AtAn Inspector Calls Has Been Described At Different Times As A Sermon And A Lesson In Civics. How Far Can The Play Be Viewed Simply As A Vehicle For Priestley S Moral And Political Views? John Boynton Priestley, who later wrote the play An Inspector Calls, was Born in Bradford, Yorkshire on 13 September 1894. Priestley, having grown up into his father's circle of socialist friends, found himself joining in with their political arguments: I was politically m...
  • Eddie Carbone As The Play
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    My initial reaction to the play was absolutely hideous, and my malcontent was vibrant. I felt that reading A View From The Bridge was a tedious waste of time and that the play itself was a trivial piece of literature. I found the play to be neither intriguing nor interesting in the tiniest fashion. The only aspect that I found mildly intriguing was the character of the protagonist, Eddie Carbone, as it miraculously appealed to my passion for psychology. Unfortunately, this enigma of Eddie's cons...

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