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The Theme of Revenge in Othello
The Theme of Revenge in Othello
˙The Theme of Revenge in Othello Revenge is a constant theme throughout the play Othello. It is portrayed through the character Iago. Iago is determined to destroy Othello and his loved ones. This retribution is a result of Othello promoting Cassio to the position of lieutenant. The theme of revenge is the motivation of Iago’s hatred toward Othello. In the beginning of the play, Iago feels betrayed by his good friend, Othello. Through many years of loyalty and service Iago is [i]n personal suit
After a night of wandering through the woods, chas
After a night of wandering through the woods, chas
After a night of wandering through the woods, chasing fairies, having various potions rubbed over their eyes, falling in and out of love, and threatening each other\'s lives and limbs, the four lovers of A Midsummer Night\'s Dream wake up in the forest to the trumpeting of horns and find themselves surrounded by nobility. It\'s no wonder they are confused, and cannot truly say . . . (IV.1.7) how they ended up where they are and what happened the night before. But what they are sure about is how
In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, it is obvious that
In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, it is obvious that
In Shakespeare\'s Twelfth Night, it is obvious that the oscillation of attitude, in the dual role played by the character of Viola/Cesario, gives her a better understanding of both sexes. It allows her to encompass a better discernment of the sentiments of the Duke, Orsino. Near the onset of the play, when Viola is assuming her male identity, she fashions an alternate self, giving her two masks. She takes on the Cesario identity in order to achieve more freedom in society. This is evident when,
What Makes Us Love?
What Makes Us Love?
What Makes Us Love? What makes us love? This question has been studied for centuries by philosophers, scientists, and even writers in search of a sensible answer. Shakespeare, for one, explored many ideas to justify love. In his play, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, he lists various thoughts on what he thinks causes people to love. Some are overwhelmingly ridiculous, while others make some sense. One of his far-fetched answers as to how people fall in love was Cupid. He believed Cupid would shoot h
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet Where would the audience perceive the blame to lie for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet? As with many things it is difficult to lay the blame on one specific occurrence as even the slightest mishap, especially in this story, can mount to something far worse than ever expected. The question I am trying to answer is where the audience would perceive the blame to lie and personally I feel the answer to that question lies greatly with who the audience actually is. A modern day audien
Superstition or Truth
Superstition or Truth
Superstition or Truth Superstitions are thought to be irrational, and resulting from either ignorance, or fear of the unknown. Some believe that superstitions can take control of their life, for instance, if a black cat crosses you’re path, you will have bad luck. Most regard this as folklore and witchcraft. In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, superstitions took hold and played an important part of many people’s lives. The characters believed that they were getting a vision into th
The Motive of Imposters
The Motive of Imposters
The Motive of Imposters William Shakespeare attained literary immortality through his exposition of the many qualities of human nature in his works. One such work, The Merchant of Venice, revolves around the very human trait of deception. Fakes and frauds have been persistent throughout history, even to this day. Evidence of deception is all around us, whether it is in the products we purchase or the sales clerks’ false smile as one debates the purchase of the illusory merchandise. We are engulf
Character Analysis of Demetrius in A Midsummer Nig
Character Analysis of Demetrius in A Midsummer Nig
Character Analysis of Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most read play’s this romantic comedy illustrates how complicated love ties can be. Thesis: In this play one of the characters that catches the eye of the reader is Demetrius, his character is really difficult to identify except by his relation to the one he loves, or even more, to the one who loves him. Helena the character in love with Demetrius and her unjusti
Reputation plays a very important role in the play
Reputation plays a very important role in the play
Reputation plays a very important role in the play Othello. The character of Iago uses his reputation as an honest man to deceive Othello and other characters in the play. To Cassio reputation meant everything. Othello’s reputation played an important role in the play. Iago’s reputation played a very key role in the play. Everyone thought of Iago as an honest man. O, that’s an honest fellow , You advise me well ........ goodnight honest Iago - ........that’s an honest fellow I know t
The play Othello was written be William Shakespear
The play Othello was written be William Shakespear
The play Othello was written be William Shakespeare in the latter years of Shakespeare’s career. Shakespeare composed, revised, and acted in many theatrical performances throughout his life, he also owned the Globe theater where many of his works were performed. The work Othello was based on a story by Giraldi Cinthios, Tale of a Moor, which was a mellow drama about a moor and his doubts about his wife’s fidelity. In Shakespeare’s play the moor (Othello) is convinced by his jealous aid (Iago) th
Othello: Othello is a general in the army of Venic
Othello: Othello is a general in the army of Venic
Othello: Othello is a general in the army of Venice. He is a Moor, a dark-skinned man born in Africa, and has risen through the ranks of the Venetian army through hard work and success in battle. He is a respected general, but less respected as a person, because of his dark skin and foreign roots. He is an honest man, and believes that people are honest. This makes him naive in many ways. Othello is a passionate man, and deeply loves Desdemona Desdemona: Desdemona is loyal, faithful, and passion
From the very opening of the play when Richard III
From the very opening of the play when Richard III
From the very opening of the play when Richard III enters solus, the protagonist\'s isolation is made clear. Richard\'s isolation progresses as he separates himself from the other characters and breaks the natural bonds between Man and nature through his efforts to gain power. The first scene of the play begins with a soliloquy, which emphasizes Richard\'s physical isolation as he appears alone as he speaks to the audience. This idea of physical isolation is heightened by his references to his d
When do you know a work of literature has stood th
When do you know a work of literature has stood th
When do you know a work of literature has stood the test of time? When William Shakespeare wrote it. But why are his works so respected and cherished? One of his most famous works, Hamlet, is still a favorite among actors and occasional readers, alike, but why? Why is Shakespeare’s work still able to challenge and inspire people, four hundred years after it was written? The answer is simple. Shakespeare’s work, though complicated, will never have just one meaning, it will always be up to the int
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a classic fairy tale
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a classic fairy tale
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a classic fairy tale of lovers and betrayers. This play has been called Shakespeare’s happiest comedy and it most definitely is. It is filled with humor and non-stop action. There are many different qualities in a ‘happy play’ that are clearly noticeable. For example, love that is for the best makes all plays happy and humor causes the audience to laugh and enjoy. Of course, every ‘happy play’ needs to have some kind of happiness in it. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is
Fit for a King
Fit for a King
Fit for a King What qualities come to mind when you think of a king, or any ruler for that matter? A ruler needs to be very trustworthy, honest, hard working, fair, just, forgiving and intelligent. Especially where there is a king, as in the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, because a king is in charge of the whole community. He has to keep in mind all of his subjects as he makes tons of decisions every day. A king is a symbol of his land. There cannot be a strong country without a strong kin
In The Tragedy of King Lear, King Lear is quite cr
In The Tragedy of King Lear, King Lear is quite cr
In The Tragedy of King Lear, King Lear is quite cruel to his loving daughter, Cordelia. Cordelia expresses her true love for her father, and Lear disowns her. Lear makes his three daughters, Cordelia, Regan, and Goneril, tell him how great of a father and king he is, in order to own and rule a part on England. Regan and Goneril lie to him, while Cordelia expresses her true love. She explains to Lear that her love cannot fit into words; it is too great. Lear becomes outraged, and sends her away.
Macbeth Characters : Acts I and II
Macbeth Characters : Acts I and II
Macbeth Characters : Acts I and II Macbeth, Lady Macbeth and Banquo are all tempted with the witches’ prophecies. Horrid images immediately begin to invade the minds of these three characters. However, it is their responses to this and the choices they make that distinguish them from one another and ultimately change lives forever. Macbeth and Banquo respond to the witches’ predictions in different ways. Banquo is very skeptical. Although he begs for their prophecy of his future, he is not so ta
The more things change the more they stay the same
The more things change the more they stay the same
The more things change the more they stay the same. These days there are countless books and movies that have one person betraying another. In the middle of the seventeenth century, there was also this same fascination with this type of plot. This morbid interest has been present, throughout history, and nearly all societies. In the tragedy Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the idea of usurping the thrown presents itself to Macbeth, but Lady Macbeth proves herself as the catalyst he needed for his
Macbeth
Macbeth
Macbeth In Shakespeare\'s Macbeth, one of the reoccurring themes throughout the play was Fair is foul and foul is fair. This is used to explain that people and events may seem either good or bad, but after some inspection, turn out to be the opposite. In my opinion, Nothing is but what is not, is similar to Fair is foul and foul is fair, because it is declaring how things are, in fact, what people believe they are contrary to. First, throughout the play, many people end up being the opposite of
In Act I Scene II of Hamlet, Gertrude asks Hamlet,
In Act I Scene II of Hamlet, Gertrude asks Hamlet,
In Act I Scene II of Hamlet, Gertrude asks Hamlet, Why seems it so particular with thee? Since death is common to all, she asks, why does Hamlet seem to be making such a particular fuss about his father’s death? He replies, Seems Madam? Nay it is. I know not seems. It is not a question of seeming, but being: His black mourning clothes are simply a true representation of his deep unhappiness. With this line, Shakespeare develops the theme of appearance versus reality and that he intends to st
Lord, What fools these mortals be... That's what R
Lord, What fools these mortals be... That's what R
Lord, What fools these mortals be... That\'s what Robin Goodfellow from the book A Midsummer Night\'s Dream remarked. It is inevitably the truth. The aspect of love can mar the human mind. It\'s hard to explain and hard to fit into mere words. Three main kinds of love seen most often in literature are romanticism, family, and friendship love. An example would be heartily clarified using the books Romeo and Juliet along with A Midsummer Night\'s Dream by Shakespeare. Most often, the romanticism i
Character Analysis of Polonius
Character Analysis of Polonius
Character Analysis of Polonius Although Polonius is not a main character in Hamlet, he serves to reinforce the pattern of corruption, and demonstrates the social and moral decay of Denmark. His devious ways show the audience that he is one of many characters who lack conviction and integrity. Throughout Hamlet Polonius is a hypocrite who looks out for his own interests, and betrays those he should be loyal to. These aspects of his character are revealed in his relationships with the King, Opheli
Throughout the entire play, Julius Caesar, William
Throughout the entire play, Julius Caesar, William
Throughout the entire play, Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare repeatedly shows a theme of friendship. Living in Rome during 44 B.C., Brutus, an honorable man who starts out friends with both Cassius and Caesar, ends up joining along with Cassius to betray Caesar with assassination. After the assassination, a civil war develops between the traitors and the triumvirate of Antony, Lepidus, and Octavius. Because of some confusion, Cassius ends up committing suicide and again Brutus follows his lead
In all of his plays, Shakespeare uses an assortmen
In all of his plays, Shakespeare uses an assortmen
In all of his plays, Shakespeare uses an assortment of motifs and symbols that bear vivid imagery, almost bringing them to life, just like a character. In the tragedy Macbeth, Shakespeare does an excellent job in using the element darkness, and words associated to it, to create a type of force that has an impact on the characters and the play itself. When we think of the dark, what immediately comes to our minds are feelings of evilness, wickedness, and negativity. Darkness is a tool that Macb
Theme of False reality in King Lear
Theme of False reality in King Lear
Theme of False reality in King Lear In Shakespearean terms, being blind means something entirely different than our common day view. Blindness can normally be defined as the inability of the eye to see, but according to Shakespeare, blindness is not a physical quality, but a mental flaw some people possess. In other words, it’s the ability to see life not from an openly logical point of view, but instead through their emotions and false pretenses that are the base of their societyShakespeare’s m
Invasion of Privacy
Invasion of Privacy
Invasion of Privacy Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. - U.S Constitution, First Amendment The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shal
Justice can not be served until the debate on capi
Justice can not be served until the debate on capi
Justice can not be served until the debate on capital punishment is resolved and all states have come to agree that the death penalty is the best way to stop crime completely. The bottom line is, one method of execution is just as brutal and as barbaric as the next, says Mr. Breedlove of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. This comes straight from the mouth of a member of a national organization against capital punishment. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Languag
Kath & Mouse Part 2
Kath & Mouse Part 2
Kath & Mouse Part 2 Kath is being even worse to me now that I won the talent contest but at least she isn’t getting that much support. After the contest people started to talk to me and all of a sudden I had friends. Kevin is now being even nicer to me and is getting real close so were coming best of buddies. I heard a rumor in our school that Kevin want to be more then friends and is going to ask me out after I sing at Christine’s. I felt like nothing would be able to ruin my mood but Kath foun
Men and Women were Created Equal
Men and Women were Created Equal
Men and Women were Created Equal Men are not superior to women, they are equal in every way. Although it is true that society has stereotyped women into traditional roles, this preconceived notion, is totally false. Action to promote the concept of equality in our society needs to be taken. Women have been fighting for equality for many decades. As a result of this battle, some amazing transformations have taken place amongst the female gender. Women have become educated and over the last few de
In the late seventies, Our Nation became shocked a
In the late seventies, Our Nation became shocked a
In the late seventies, Our Nation became shocked and outraged by the rape , multilation, and murder of a dozen young beautiful girls.The man who was mainly responsable for these murders, Ted Bundy, who was later apprehended and executed.During his detention in various penitentiaries,he was mentally probed and probbed by phycologist and phychoanalysts hoping to discover the root of violent actions and sexual frustrations.Many theories arose in attempts to explain the motivational factors behind h
Attention deficit disorder is the subject of two w
Attention deficit disorder is the subject of two w
Attention deficit disorder is the subject of two widely challenged debates in medicinal practice and theory. One, the argument for ADD being a clinical and mental disorder, is in favor of medical treatment, claiming the diagnosis is attributable to brain damage or neurological defects. The second gives an alternative idea behind ADD, stating that people showing traits of the disorder often exemplify characteristics such as creativity, inventiveness, and even giftedness. As a rising percentage
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment There has been many controversies in the history of the United States, ranging from abortion to gun control, but capital punishment has been one of the most hotly contested issues in recent years. Capital punishment is the legal infliction of the death penalty on persons convicted of a crime. It is not intended to inflict any physical pain or any torture; it is only another form of punishment. It is irreversible because it removes those punished from society permanently, inste
A global assembly line is a capitalist’s dream com
A global assembly line is a capitalist’s dream com
A global assembly line is a capitalist’s dream come true. It allows companies to do business in free trade zones to manufacture goods throughout the world at the lowest possible cost to the company. This assembly line enables companies like Nike, with corporate headquarters in the U.S. w to shut down their factories here, and move over seas where there are less restrictions and cheaper labor. Where as the production cost are drastically less in these free trade zones, so are the human rights law
If our society decides to have censorship, we comp
If our society decides to have censorship, we comp
If our society decides to have censorship, we compromise our freedom of speech and are left with the chore of deciding where to draw the illusive and unstable line between what should be censored and what should not. When the issue of censorship needs to be addressed question arise such as Who will enforce it? and Who will decide what is ‘right’? Ironically, the people who censor materials to protect the common people do not have the common persons best interest in mind. It is the people in
Changes of Time: The Stereotypical Images of Black
Changes of Time: The Stereotypical Images of Black
Changes of Time: The Stereotypical Images of Blacks on Television Ever since television began in 1939, African Americans have been portrayed as maids, servants or clowns. These negative perceptions started to appear in sitcoms such as in Amos and Andy, who were the stereotypical backs who never took things seriously. All those views changed during the 1970’s when black sitcoms were becoming more reality based. Although blacks have been, and often still, portrayed in a negative way on TV, there h
Conflicts in Relationships
Conflicts in Relationships
Conflicts in Relationships by James Carvill In Othello, the Moor of Venice by Shakespeare, A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen, Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, and The Glass Managerie by Tennessee Williams involve relationships and the development of the characters through conflicts in their relationships. For Othello it was Iago’s deception and Othello’s jealousy, and for Nora and Torvald in A Doll House it was their doomed marriage, In Oedipus Rex the prophecy doomed Oedipus to marry his mother, and in The
From a sociological perspective, explanations for
From a sociological perspective, explanations for
From a sociological perspective, explanations for criminal- ity are found in two levels which are the subculture and the structural explanations. The sociological explanations emphasize aspects of societal arrangements that are external to the actor and compelling. A sociological explanation is concerned with how the structure of a society or its institutional practices or its persisting cultural themes affect the conduct of its members. Individual differences are denied or ignored, and the expl
FATAL VOYAGE
FATAL VOYAGE
FATAL VOYAGE The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis by Dan Kurzman 8 September 2000 The United States Navy\'s core values are based on Honor, Courage, and Commitment. These three basic principles have laid the foundation for the continued success of the Navy and has enabled us to meet and conquer every new challenge. Honor - true faith and allegiance; conducting ourselves in the highest ethical manner in all relationships with peers, superiors, and subordinates. Abide by an uncompromising code of i
Feminist Backlash: The Unconscious
Feminist Backlash: The Unconscious
Feminist Backlash: The Unconscious Undermining of Genuine Equality American people come in a variety of shapes and sizes; their thoughts, fears, and convictions differ widely. It is usually necessary for Americans to choose a status in politics and community; but it is obvious that among specific groups and organizations, a person’s beliefs and opinions differ dramatically from the next. Feminist groups, specifically in the last twenty years, have announced their view of membership as an elite g
AIDS Related Stigma Since the appearance of AIDS i
AIDS Related Stigma Since the appearance of AIDS i
AIDS Related Stigma Since the appearance of AIDS in the late seventies and early eighties, the disease has had attached to it a significant social stigma. This stigma has manifested itself in the form of discrimination, avoidance and fear of people living with AIDS (PLWAs). As a result, the social implications of the disease have been extended from those of other life threatening conditions to the point at which PLWAs are not only faced with a terminal illness but also social isolation and const
American Women During World War II.
American Women During World War II.
American Women During World War II. America\'s entry into World War II posed opportunities for American women domestically, yet paradoxically heightened fears in the polity about the exact role that women should adopt during wartime. A central issue that dominated women\'s lives during this period was how to combine the private sphere of the home, with the new demands of the war economy in the public sphere. Women made significant gains in the military, the war economy and in some cases, in term
The rainforests are very important to the world fo
The rainforests are very important to the world fo
The rainforests are very important to the world for many reasons, most of them being very simple. One major reason is that the plants in the forest turn carbon dioxide into clean air, which helps us fight pollution. Also, by absorbing carbon dioxide, the rainforests help deter the greenhouse effect. The trees of the rainforest store carbon dioxide in their roots, stems, branches, and leaves. The plants and animals of the rainforest also provide us with food, fuel wood, shelter, jobs, and medicin
The 8th Amendment talks about freedom of speech an
The 8th Amendment talks about freedom of speech an
The 8th Amendment talks about freedom of speech and freedom of living life. It is not true for everyone to live his/her life by his/her choice. When one ask someone, he/she will tell that they are in favor of equal rights for homosexuals. They will all say that gay should have the same rights in housing, jobs, and public accommodations and they should have equal access to government benefits and equal protection of the law. When someone ask them about gay marriage, all this talk of equality stop
1. Africans were kidnapped and taken aboard ships
1. Africans were kidnapped and taken aboard ships
1. Africans were kidnapped and taken aboard ships to be transported to various places. From reading Equianos memoir I gathered that the slaves were terrified. They had never seen whites before, nor did they speak the language of their captors, so they had no idea of their destiny. Equiano tells us the harsh conditions aboard the ship. The slaves were shackled together. Equiano almost makes the reader hear the clanking of the chains and the gasps for clean air. The ships were grossly over crowded
Slavery is the South
Slavery is the South
Slavery is the South Essay #3 Slavery played a dominating and critical role in much of Southern life. In the struggle for control in America, slavery was the South’s stronghold and the hidden motive behind many political actions and economic statistics. By dominating Southern life, slavery also dominated the economic and political aspects of life in the South from 1840 to 1860. By the 1840’s and 50’s the Southern economy had almost completely become slave and cash crop agriculture based. Without
I know the assignment was to deal with a certain a
I know the assignment was to deal with a certain a
I know the assignment was to deal with a certain aspect of terrorism, but I can\'t seem to keep my opinions based on one kind without comparing it to other acts of terrorism. Terrorism is defined in Webster\'s New World Dictionary as, to use force or threats to intimidate, etc., especially as a political policy. Intimidate is similarly defined as, to make afraid, as with threats. Threats is a common word used in both definitions and when people are threatened, they feel terror therefore they are
The Right to Die
The Right to Die
The Right to Die Modern medical technology has made it possible to extend the lives of many far beyond when they would have died in the past. Death, in modern times, often ensures a long and painful fall where one loses control both physically and emotionally. Some individuals embrace the time that modern technology buys them; while others find the loss of control overwhelming and frightening. They want their loved ones to remember them as they were not as they have become. Some even elect death
Social Darwinism History
Social Darwinism History
Social Darwinism History Social Darwinism and its use to Justify Business Practices of the 19th and 20th century. Thesis: The need for a justification of enormous wealth of a few and an unimaginable poverty of millions was, as many tend to believe, fulfilled by the emergence of a theory called Social Darwinism, which on one hand was regarded as a primary defense of business activities, and on the other, was nothing more than a myth. I. Definition and origin of Social Darwinism A. Contribution of
Television: Destructive or Instructive?
Television: Destructive or Instructive?
Television: Destructive or Instructive? A boy sits on the floor, his eyes glued to the television screen. His mother calls him for dinner and there is no movement, he is so drawn into what he is watching that he has blocked out reality. Is this a familiar picture? This situation is becoming an all too common scene for American families. I believe television is becoming the center of too many people’s lives. Television causes inactivity, promotes violence and questions morality. First of all, acc
Welcome to Disney’s World
Welcome to Disney’s World
Welcome to Disney’s World Disneyland, Disney World, and Euro Disney sound like magical places, places that conjure up only fond memories and images of the true ‘American’ culture. Disney has taken this culture to all corners of the world showing the wonders of our great society, right? Disney’s movies are some of the top grossing films, the toys are selling off the shelves, and if you look at bus full of preschoolers, a large number of them are bound to be wearing a piece of clothing donning a D