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For nearly four hundred years style dominated the architecture of Western Europe. It originated in northern France in the twelfth century, and spread rapidly across England and the Continent, invading the old Viking empire of Scandinavia. It confronted the Byzantine provinces of Central Europe ...

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Macbeth: Blood Will Have Blood

In Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth, Macbeth says, "Blood will have blood…," is implying one of the main themes. Along with this quotation, there are many more quotations throughout the story that support the theme of blood. Macbeth has always been known to be a bloody story, but it is proven so ...

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Macbeth: Summary

Macbeth and Banquo, Scottish generals, are returning after crushing a rebellion against Duncan ( King of Scotland ), when they are met by three witches. The witches prophesy that Macbeth will become thane of Cawdor , then later on he will become King. Banquo is told that he will never become ...

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Julius Caesar: Brutus Is The Protagonist

"He who will not reason is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not, is a slave." - Sir William Drumman All men have the power to reason. Some men can reason better, and more thorough than others. Yet nonetheless, all men can reason. In order to reason, one must clear his mind, ...

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Antigone: Creon's Decisions And His Downfall

Throughout our lives we make many choices and decisions which consequently shape our futures. Throughout the course of life there are many choices to be made, which are both big and small. If accidentally we make a wrong choice, we immediately influence the outcome of our lives. Sometimes ...

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Good Verses Evil In Shakespeare

In Shakespeare good verses evil are evident themes. Characters that are good and evil cause conflicts between characters, as well as internalconflicts in their minds. Other characters are virtous and have no conflicts, they just try to help the inflicted. These themes are evident in the plays ...

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The Tragedy Of Hamlet

GREG CLARKE Hardship, unfortunately, is a part of everyone's life. It is unavoidable, and in Hamlets case he found out that bad luck comes in colossal amounts at a time. Most people see bad luck as getting splashed by a car in the rain, or finding out that the idiots at McDonald's forgot the fries ...

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The Tragedy Of Hamlet, Prince Of Denmark

I. a) Time: Sixteenth Century b) Place: Denmark c) Preliminary situation: King Hamlet, King of Denmark is killed. Hamlet the Prince's uncle, Claudius, receives the throne and marries Queen Gertrude. II. a) Initial Incident: A ghost appears to Marcellus and another guard who decide to ...

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Work In The Media

This paper will analyze working in the media, more specifically working in the movies. Since I can not go to Los Angeles or New York to watch people work, I decided to watch the movie Good Will Hunting; and in the following paragraphs I will analyze how that movie portrays working. The movie Good ...

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In The Movie "Tombstone", Friendship Comes In Different Forms

Friendship between two people can come in many different forms. In a companionship you could just be acquaintances, where at one time or another someone might have done something for you that might have changed your life for the better. To this individual you feel as if you owe them a favor in ...

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Oedipus Rex: Oedipus Deserves His Fate

Oedipus Rex, when broken down into its core ingredients, is a story of a man's dealing with his guilt at inadvertent murder of his father and incest with his mother. Many people over the decades have thought that King Oedipus didn't deserve the troubles and misfortunes he encountered. It was ...

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Othello And King Lear: A Comparison

If Shakespeare was alive today it is certain that there would be a lot written about him. We would read reviews of his new plays in newspapers, articles about his poetry in the literary papers, and gossip about his love life and his taste in clothes splashed across the glossy magazines. His views ...

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Bull Durham: To The True Meaning Of The First Fight Scene

The theme of this paper is to dissect the first fight scene; in the movie Bull Durham, between Crash Davis; who is played by Kevin Costner; and "Nuke" LaLoosh; who is played by Tim Robbins. The fight takes place in a bar scene between these two men who have never met before. The reason for the ...

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Death Of A Salesman: Symbols

Many symbols are incorporated into the play "Death of a Sales man" and they in turn relate to both character and theme. The hose, tape recorder and the seeds are some of these symbols. The hose in Miller's drama directly relates to the theme of d eath. The hose is a line attached to the gas main ...

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Television And It's Effects On Children

Have you ever wondered how television effects your children? The average child watches television 2 hours per week and most of this viewing is of violence or sexual acts. During this time there is a violent act shown every 6 minutes and on Saturday mornings there is 20 to 25 violent acts shown ...

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"Goin’ To Chicago."

A movie that tells the history of African Americans moving from Southern cities to the North and West. It is mostly told by several older Chicagoans born in the Mississippi Delta. It explains the struggle and success of the travel for African Americans to have a better life. In the late 19th ...

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While reading by Sophocles, I could not help but feel confused. With the play named after what I thought was the title character, I assumed that would be the hero (heroine). As Aristotle described in The Poetics, the tragic hero is one who is noble and because of a character flaw or ...

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Hamlet: Was He Mad?

For centuries, scholars have been debating the issue on whether Hamlet - the prince of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet - was mad. This question is not as easy as it sounds to answer; this is due to the fact that there are numerous arguments to support both sides of the issue. For many ...

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Fate In Romeo And Juliet

In modern times, and in the Elizabethan era, fate plays an important role in people's lives. Many people believe it to be written in stone, and unchangeable. Many others believe it to be controlled by a person's own actions. In Romeo and Juliet, fate is one of the main themes, described ...

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The James Bond Phenomenon

James Bond has gone through a lot of changes in the years with 19 films. James Bond has been played by Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, George Lazneby, to Pierce Bronsman. All being great James Bond characters. The best of them being Sean Connery, why? I don't know why, he has always ...

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Movie: The Mission

The movie, "The Mission," is about how the Spanish in cooperation with Pourtugal try to get the Jesuits off land negotiated by the two countries. The Spanish Church sends people into Asuncion, Paraguay to persuade the Jesuits to get off the land. The film includes spiritual and political ...

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Macbeth: The Murder

In the beginning of the play, Macbeth and Banquo meet three witches. The witches predict that Macbeth will be Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, and king. They tell Banquo that his sons will become kings. At that point Macbeth was already Thane of Glamis because of his father. He also had been ...

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The Play "Amadeus" Is Mainly Concerned With The Destructive Nature Of Jealousy

The play "Amadeus" is Mainly Concerned With the Destructive Nature of Jealousy This passage is all too true, both in Peter Shaffer's ‘Amadeus' and in life in general. However the play is also concerned with the destructive nature of ignorance and naivety. Salieri is jealous not just of Mozart's ...

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Analysis Of The Ending Of "Death Of A Salesman"

The play "Death of a Salesman" shows the final demise of Willy Loman, a sixty- year-old salesman in the America of the 1940's, who has deluded himself all his life about being a big success in the business world. It also portrays his wife Linda, who "plays along" nicely with his lies and tells ...

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Merchant Of Venice: Shylock The Antagonist?

? In The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare, there appears Shylock. He is a Jew, that much we are told in the cast list. But, as the play unfolds Shylock is seen to be the villian. He is protrayed as being cold, unbending, and evil. But is he? Is Shylock really the antagonist in ...

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