Arts Essays and Term Papers
Macbeth: Aristotelian TragedyInterpretive Test
The definition of tragedy in an excerpt from Aristotle's "Poetics" is
the re-creation, complete within itself, of an important moral action. The
relevance of Aristotle's Poetics to Shakespeare's play Macbeth defines the
making of a dramatic tragedy and presents the general ...
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Antigone: Creon A Tragic HeroIn Sophocles’ play Antigone, the Greek playwright presents one of drama’s leading tragic heroes. Indeed, King Creon, a man of great power and esteem, like many men today, also is filled with hubris. This excessive pride causes the downfall of a man who might otherwise have discovered for himself ...
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Macbeth: Shakespeare's Comparisons And ContrastsThroughout Macbeth Shakespeare uses comparison and contrast to bring out
characteristics of his main character, Macbeth. Shakespeare uses comparison
with Duncan, Lady Macbeth, and Banquo to bring out aspects of Macbeth's
After hearing of Macbeth's courageousness on the ...
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The Villains In Much Ado About Nothing And OthelloThe two villains in "Much Ado About Nothing" and "Othello" share much in common, despite their numerous differences. It is evident that Shakespeare framed the second piece of literature to be similar to the first. Although shorter, the plot of "Othello" is definitely more complex. The villains ...
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Television - In Living ColorEverything people eat, wear, or use is pushed at the public through
commercial advertising. Whether it is the fertilizer that the farmer
chooses to put on the vegetables he grows, the clothing that is chosen at
the department store, or the pen to write a report, it has been ...
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Movie Review Of It’s A Wonderful LifeThis was an extraordinary movie that showed the homely small-town moral values through glossy studio production. I really enjoyed this movie. It has very quickly become one of my favorite movies of all times. The characters were very good. I thought this movie to be beautifully told and acted, ...
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Macbeth: Macbeth A Tragic HeroIn the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, we discover that Macbeth is
a tragic hero. Macbeth is very ambitious, courageous, and a moral coward: all
these things lead to his tragic death at the end of the play.
At the beginning of the play, Shakespeare defines Macbeth as a hero very
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King Lear: Three Sisters ComparisonWhen trying to compare the three sisters in William Shakespeare’s play, King Lear, it is all most very clear to see the difference between the youngest sister Cordelia and the two oldest sisters Goneril and Regan. The more difficult part is deciphering which out of the two older sisters, Goneril ...
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King Learis a play written by William Shakespeare that focuses on the relationships of many characters, some good, some evil. This is a great tragedy that is full of injustice at the beginning and the restoring of justice towards the end. The good are misjudged as evil and the evil are accepted as good. ...
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Talk Shows And Their Social ValueTalk shows have become a very popular activity among television viewers. The beginning of talk shows flared as Oprah Winfrey entered the market. Targeting stay-at-home moms, Oprah attempts to assist these daytime watchers in their everyday expenses and activities. Oprah has gained the respect ...
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Hamlet: Essay On Act IAct one of HAMLET is an excellent introductory act. Shakespeare
establishes atmosphere, by introducing the major characters, the role of the
supernatural, the revenge plot, the love plot, and the contrast of the
Fortinbras plot, as well as Hamlet's fiegned madness. Through his unique
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A Doll's House: NoraIn the play A Doll's House, Nora fits in a role of the little
helpless wife whose husband takes care of everything. During the play, she
keeps a secret from her husband that eventually leads to the destruction of
the marriage. When the secret surfaces, Nora finds out just what kind of
man she ...
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Macbeth: His Trust In The WitchesIn life, it is possible to trust people too much. If you trust someone too much, it can cause extensive problems, even cause your downfall. Even someone who seems to be so sure, so confident in their judgement can fall prey to this fallacy in human nature. Take Macbeth, our main character; the ...
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Forever SwingSome of the most extreme tortures and fears were experienced in the Extermination camps set up by Nazi troops during World War II. Hard labor and the constant paranoia destroyed lives, both physically and mentally. In the movie Swing Kids, many of the same behavioral traits that took place in the ...
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Movie Review: Introducing Dorothy DandridgeThe troubled life of Dorothy Dandridge, the first African-American
woman to garner an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress (for CARMEN
JONES) is dramatized in this fine made-for-HBO film from director Coolidge
(RAMBLING ROSE). Gorgeous Berry shines as Dandridge in a role she seems
born to ...
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The Supernatural In King LearA device which Shakespeare often utilized to convey the confusion and chaos within the plot of his plays, is the reflection of that confusion and chaos in the natural environment of the setting, along with supernatural anomalies and animal imageries. In King Lear, these devices are used to ...
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Othello: Iago Makes Othello Believe His Wife Is Having An AffairIn Shakespeare's "Othello," Iago carefully and masterfully entraps
Othello into believing that his wife, Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio.
He does this through a series of suggestions and hesitations that entice and
implant images into Othello's head that lead him to his own demise. ...
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27 Years Of Influential 60 MinutesSince 1968 America has been better enlightened than previously
concerning current events and happenings around the world. A considerable
factor for this occurrence is the television program 60 Minutes which
debuted on the air in September of 1968. Many other television
newsmagazines have been ...
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Comparison Of Hamlet And ClaudiusRelationships are very important today and they where very important in
the past. Each relationship is different, some are good and some are bad. Good
relationships can last a long time and sometimes forever but bad relationships
can end very quickly. In some cases, relationships determine the ...
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The Merchant Of Venice: Shylock - Victim Or VillainIn 1594 the Earl of Essex, an English Nobleman who lived during the
Elizabethan period in England, was actively involved in the persecution and
trials of Roderigo Lopez. Lopez was a Jew of Portuguese descent, who was
wrongly accused of attempting to poison the Queen of England, for reasons ...
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Oedipus: Villain He IsOedipus in Sophocles' tragedy Oedipus Rex is a villain for the following reason: Oedipus judges others, Oedipus is full of arrogance, and Oedipus is a murderer.
Sophocles portrays Oedipus as a villain by showing how Oedipus judges others. For example, "Rage? Why not! And I'll tell you what I ...
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Creative Writing Of HamletI guess I have been oblivious up to this point. I knew things were
getting weird but I didn't realize the magnitude of it until my dead father rose
from the grave to explain things to me. I remember back in the day when things
were good. Now everything is rotten. Father is dead and mom is ...
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Seinfeldranks among the best situational comedies of all time. It has
been compared to I Love Lucy and The Honeymooners, both of whom received praise
for there pioneering works in comedy. But I believe that takes the
term sitcom to another level. This is accomplished by exhibiting the many
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Human Flaws Of Orgon In TartuffeeThe play "Tartuffe", by Moliere, is a work that was created to show
people a flaw in their human nature. There are two characters who portray the
main flaw presented in the play. Both Madame Pernelle and Orgon are blinded to
the farces of Tartuffe and must be coaxed into believing the truth. The ...
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