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Life and Times of Alexander the Great Life and Times of Alexander the Great Introduction Alexander the great made an impact on world history that few individuals can profess to have done. He ruled all of the known world, and one of the largest empires ever. His men were the first westerners to encounter tales of the Yeti. They even discovered and classified new types of flora and fauna, such as the red mold that grew on their bread while they were in Asia, and made it appear as if it were bleed
Hamlet: An Instrument of Life - Hamlet\'s Contribution To the Play Hamlet: An Instrument of Life - Hamlet\'s Contribution To the Play Name: Philip Tome Teacher: Mrs. Hastings Course: ENG-4A1 Due Date: Monday, December 2, 1996 Samuel Johnson writes Hamlet is through the piece rather an instrument than an agent. This statement is true, it is exhibited in several ways. The manner in which Hamlet\'s father manifests himself is an indication of his true intentions. Hamlet acts as an earthly means
Macbeth: A Tale of Two Theories Macbeth: A Tale of Two Theories Macbeth(c.1607), written by William Shakespeare, is the tragic tale of Macbeth, a virtuous man, corrupted by power and greed. This tragedy could in fact be called A Tale of Two Theories. One theory suggests that the tragic hero, Macbeth, is led down an unescapable road of doom by an outside force, namely fate in the form of the three witches. The second suggests that there is no supernatural force working against Macbeth, which t
The Tempest: Caliban Unjustly Punished The Tempest: Caliban Unjustly Punished Through Prospero\'s verbal and physical abuse, the enslaved Caliban is unjustly portrayed as a vicious and subhuman beast. Prospero has no feelings for Caliban. Therefore he thinks that Caliban was put on earth for work. Additionally Prospero just thinks he makes fires and does work for him so people should not have sympathy for him. We cannot miss him. He does make our fire, Fetch in our wood, and serves in offices
Macbeth: A Tale of Two Theories Macbeth: A Tale of Two Theories Macbeth(c.1607), written by William Shakespeare, is the tragic tale of Macbeth, a virtuous man, corrupted by power and greed. This tagedy could in fact be called A Tale of Two Theories. One theory suggests that the tragic hero, Macbeth, is led down an unescapable road of doom by an outside force, namely fate in the form of the three witches. The second suggests that there is no supernatural force working against Macbeth, which th
Dear Shakespeare: A Critique of The Tempest Dear Shakespeare: A Critique of The Tempest To Mr. William Shakespeare, I am going to get right down to business. I am writing to you regarding our recent collaboration on The Tempest. In my opinion I think we need to make a couple of changes. The first is in regards to Caliban and the second has to do with Prospero. As I was reading the section of the play where Caliban takes Stephano as his master I began to think about how he should be wiser by now
Death Of A Salesman: An Overview Death Of A Salesman: An Overview The play Death Of A Salesman , the brainchild of Arthur Miller was transformed and fitted to the movie screen in the year 1986. The play itself is set in the house of Willy Loman, and tells the melancholy story of a salesman whom is in deep financial trouble, and the only remedy for the situation is to commit suicide. In the stage production of this tale, the specific lighting, set, and musical designs really give the story a s
Canada\'s Economy in 1996 Canada\'s Economy in 1996 To investigate the state of the Canadian economy, it is very useful to track Canada\'s six major economic goals: economic growth, economic stability, economic efficiency, economic equity, viable balance of payments, and low unemployment. At a given time, Canada is achieving some of these goals while falling behind on some of the others. When taken all into consideration, these goals give an indication of how well Canada has been doing and the
William Shakespeare\'s Life William Shakespeare\'s Life By Paul Bleier William Shakespeare was a supreme English poet and playwright, universally recognized as the greatest of all the dramatists. A complete, authoritative account of Shakespeare\'s life is lacking; much supposition surrounds relatively few facts. His day of birth is traditionally held on April 23, and he was baptized on April 24, 1564. He was the third of eight children, and was the eldest son of John Shakespeare. He was probabl
Iago\'s Motivation Iago\'s Motivation Iago is a moral pyromaniac. Harold C. Goddard writes that Iago consciously and unconsciously seeks to destroy the lives of others, especially others with high moral standards (Goddard 76). However, Iago is more than just a moral pyromaniac, he is a moral pyromaniac whose fire is fueled by pure hatred. He is a hungry powermonger whose appetite for destruction can only be satisfied after he has chewed up and spat out the lives of others. Iago lusts for po
King Lear: Consequences of One Man\'s Decisions King Lear: Consequences of One Man\'s Decisions Shakespeare\'s tragedy King Lear is a detailed description of the consequences of one man\'s decisions. This fictitious man is Lear, King of England, who\'s decisions greatly alter his life and the lives of those around him. As Lear bears the status of King he is, as one expects, a man of great power but sinfully he surrenders all of this power to his daughters as a reward for their demonstration of
Life of William Shakespeare Life of William Shakespeare Around 1568, a group of actors visited Stratford and put on a play before the entire town, with permission from John Shakespeare, the mayor of the town. The people loved the play, especially the small children. All of them looked up to the actors, as they returned each year to perform different plays. They had dreams of one day becoming actors, but only one of these children fulfilled this dream. This child was the mayor\'s son, William Sh
Macbeth: Uncontrolled Ambition Brings About The Downfall of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth: Uncontrolled Ambition Brings About The Downfall of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The play Macbeth can give many different views of itself. The one that I mainly see is ambition. The ambitions that Macbeth has are not bad but the way that he wants to get them are. Lady Macbeth helps him along the way. At the start of the play when Macbeth and Banquo meet the 3 witches is when him ambitions are repeated to him: All
What Was the Witches\' Role in Macbeth? What Was the Witches\' Role in Macbeth? In Shakespeare\'s time, many people were superstitious; they believed that that their lives were strongly influenced, if not dictated by fate. They also thought that the world was full of supernatural creatures, such as witches, ghosts, and many other such beings. Shakespeare incorporated these aspects of belief in his play Mac Beth. The witches, although accurately predicting what would occur, i.e., Mac Beth would
Macbeth: The Symbol of Blood Macbeth: The Symbol of Blood I am going to prove that in the play Macbeth, a symbol of blood is portrayed often(and with different meanings), and that it is a symbol that is developed until it is the dominating theme of the play towards the end of it. To begin with, I found the word blood, or different forms of it forty-two times (ironically, the word fear is used forty-two times), with several other passages dealing with the symbol. Perhaps the best way to show h
Macbeth: Macbeth - A Tragic Hero Macbeth: Macbeth - A Tragic Hero (Sometimes a tragic hero is created, not through his own villainy), but rather through some flaw in him, he being one of those who are in high station and good fortune, like Oedipus and Thyestes and the famous men of such families as those. (Poetics, Aristotle). Every great tragedy is dominated by a protagonist who has within himself a tragic flaw, too much or too little of one of Aristotle\'s twelve virtues. In Macbeth, by Wil
Perfectly Imperfect: The Shakespeare Story Perfectly Imperfect: The Shakespeare Story Few authors today write with such universal understanding that their works will be popular with all types of people, and so successfully that their work survives centuries. These authors posses qualities we can seldom identify in their lifetimes. Yet we do know this -- William Shakespeare was one of them. William Shakespeare\'s parents were John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. John Shakespeare was born in 1529
Shakespeare\'s World Shakespeare\'s World Almost every nation on earth reads, studies and performs the works of William Shakespeare. No writer of any country, nor any age, has ever enjoyed such universal popularity. Neither has any writer been so praised. As William Hazlitt observed, The most striking peculiarity of Shakespeare\'s mind was it\'s generic quality, its power of communication with all other minds. It is perhaps this quality that has earned Shakespeare the supreme accolade, that o
Doubt of Shakespeare\'s Authorship of His Plays Doubt of Shakespeare\'s Authorship of His Plays Over the years, various persons have expressed doubt as to the authorship of William Shakespeare. These doubts are as old as his plays. American author, Henry James once said, I am haunted by the conviction that the divine William is the biggest and the most successful fraud ever practiced on a patient world. (Hoffman 27) On the other hand, author Calvin Hoffman was convinced that Shakespeare was t
The Merchant of Venice: Shylock - An in-depth character analysis The Merchant of Venice: Shylock - An in-depth character analysis Often, The character Shylock, in Shakespeare\'s The Merchant of Venice, is portrayed as a beastly monstrosity, with a lust for Antonio\'s life. Through a more careful examination it can be determined that Shylock was an upstanding member of his community, who endured abuse, forgave easily, and upheld the customs and law. Shylock endured much of Antonio\'s abuse, over
Internet Access Internet Access by john york It would be helpful to provide a brief historical summary of the Internet before jumping into the different means of accessing The Net. The Internet was developed primarily by Vinton Cerf, an American computer scientist, in 1973 as a part of a United States Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency project managed by American Engineer, Robert Kahn. In 1984, the project was turned over to the private sector and to government research a
The Downfall of Macbeth The Downfall of Macbeth Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, is the tragic tale of Macbeth, a virtuous man, corrupted by power and greed. This tragedy can be classified by one of two theories. One theory suggests that the tragic hero, Macbeth, is led down an unescapable road of doom by an outside force; namely the three witches. The second suggests that there is no supernatural force working against Macbeth, which therefore makes him responsible for his own actions a
Macbeth: Not All Men Are Heroic Macbeth: Not All Men Are Heroic Macbeth was written while when Scotland lacked a good Leader to defend it from a Norwasian invasion. During this dangerous situation, Macbeth stood out as the most commanding figure by defeating the rebel army. His thrill towards the witches\' prophecies all confirmed his hopes of becoming the King and replacing King Duncan, who lacked the power and courage to save his country from this invasion. In this essay, I will discuss Macbe
Othello: The Pathological Jealously of Iago Othello: The Pathological Jealously of Iago Iago\'s crimes define pathological jealousy and a sheer desire for revenge. His acts are pre-meditated and have reasons. In various soliloquies, he reveals grudges that, while mostly false or overblown, present themselves as clear to Iago. Iago masters duplicity, even remarking himself I am not what I am. (line 67) Many of his dark motives are probably concealed from the audience. In his few soliloquies, h
The Problem in Macbeth The Problem in Macbeth 1. We have already seen that the focus is on Macbeth and his wife, furthermore, we have seen that the crucial problem is the decision and the act, especially in which sense you can consciously and freely choose to do evil, then do it and then be faced with the consequences. The problem is old. Socrates maintained that no one with full insight in what was evil, would of his own free will do it and that claim had been dominating for almost two millenn
The Role of Prejudice In The Merchant of Venice The Role of Prejudice In The Merchant of Venice This paper discusses the subject of prejudice in the William Shakespeare play, The Merchant of Venice. I. Introduction William Shakespeare\'s satirical comedy, The Merchant of Venice, believed to have been written in 1596 was an examination of hatred and greed.The premise deals with the antagonistic relationship between Shylock, a Jewish money-lender and Antonio, the Christian merchant, who is as gen
Comparing The Murder of Duncan in Macbeth and The Assassination of Kennedy Comparing The Murder of Duncan in Macbeth and The Assassination of Kennedy There is a man who is a head of state. He is a very powerful man and is well liked by his subjects. The people love him. Then he is suddenly, inexplicably murdered. Someone is blamed for the murder, but the entire country knows the accused are innocent and are tools used in a cover-up. Does this situation sound bizarre? Does it sound like some wor
The JFK Assassination: Conspiracy or Single-Gunman? The JFK Assassination: Conspiracy or Single-Gunman? Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator of Germany during World War II, once said, The bigger the lie, the more people will believe it. Although this may sound ludicrous, we can see many example of this in the world\'s history. One example would have to be the John Fitzgerald Kennedy assassination. For over thirty years the people of the United States were led to believe that a single gunman shot a
Alice in Wonderland: Enduring, Endearing Nonsense Alice in Wonderland: Enduring, Endearing Nonsense by Andrew Green Did you read and enjoy Lewis Carroll\'s Alice in Wonderland books as a child? Or better still, did you have someone read them to you? Perhaps you discovered them as an adult or, forbid the thought, maybe you haven\'t discovered them at all! Those who have journeyed Through the Looking Glass generally love (or shun) the tales for their unparalleled sense of nonsense . Public intere
Stephen Leasock\'s Arcadian Adventures With the Idle Rich: Satire Stephen Leasock\'s Arcadian Adventures With the Idle Rich: Satire Jonathan Swift has suggested that Satire is a sort of Glass, wherein Beholders do generally discover every body\'s Face their own; which is the chief reason...that so few are offended with it. Richard Garnett suggests that, Without humour, satire is invictive; without literary form, [and] it is mere clownish jeering. (Encyclopaedia Britannica 14th ed. vol.
College Fraternities College Fraternities A fraternity, as defined by the The American Heritage Dictionary is a chiefly social organization of male college students, usually designated by Greek letters.(pg. 523) This definition, however, is very limited and leaves plenty of space for short sighted people to believe the stereotype conveyed by the popular media, where fraternity members are depicted as drunks who accomplish nothing either scholastically or socially. Unfortunately, both this def
David Williamson\'s The Club and The Removalists David Williamson\'s The Club and The Removalists Part A In his play The Club, David Williamson presents numerous Australian attitudes of the 1970s. However, many of these attitudes are still relevant and fairly accurate representations of Australian attitudes in the 1990s, although some of course have changed somewhat over the time since the play was written nearly twenty years ago. Tradition plays a very important part in The Club. Each
Death of a Salesman: Willy\'s Life Is An Illusion Death of a Salesman: Willy\'s Life Is An Illusion Charley says something in Arthur Miller\'s Death of a Salesman that sums up Willy\'s whole life. He asks him, When the hell are you going to grow up? Willy\'s spends his entire life in an illusion. He sees himself as a great man that is popular and successful. Willy exhibits many childlike qualities. Many of these qualities have an impact on Willy\'s family. His two sons Biff and Happy pick up
Death of a Salesman: Symbols 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 in Willy\'s house which allows him to snif f the gas. This action can be seen as Willy\'s suicide wish, and escape from the realities of life.
How Advertising Affects What You Buy How Advertising Affects What You Buy Catherine Crawford English 1A MW 4-515 Dr. Bergmann November 13, 1994 (Research Paper) OUTLINE Thesis: Advertising has different effects on consumers, it changes their prospective on what is, and what is not, worth buying, what they buy and when they buy it. 1. How advertisers target a certain background or area for their product, and how they get your attention. 2. What advertisers use to get you to buy their product, su
The Influence of Personal Experiences In Emily Dickinson\'s Poetry The Influence of Personal Experiences In Emily Dickinson\'s Poetry None of Emily Dickinson\'s readers has met the woman who lived and died in Amherst, Massachusetts more than a century ago, yet most of those same readers feel as if they know her closely. Her reclusive life made understanding her quite difficult. However, taking a close look at her verses, one can learn a great deal about this remarkable woman. The poetry of Emil
Juvenalian and Horatian Satire Juvenalian and Horatian Satire Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody\'s face but their own; which is the chief reason for that kind of reception it meets in the world, and that so very few are offended with it. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), Anglo-Irish satirist. The Battle of the Books, Preface (written 1697; published 1704). Satire is known as the literary style which makes light of a subject, diminishing its importance by p
Sonic Corporation Sonic Corporation INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND INFORMATION In 1953 Sonic Corporation was founded by Tony Smith in Shawnee, Oklahoma under a different name of the Top Hat. Tony Smith started the company as a drive-in restaurant featuring hot dogs, hamburgers, and french-fried onion rings. In the mid-50s Smith was asked by Charles Pappe for assistance in establishing a similar restaurant in a rural town also located in Oklahoma. This was the beginning of a partnership between the two
Moby Dick Moby Dick by Cazi Brasga Honors English III 9/04/96 I. Biographical Insights A. The culture this great author was a part of was the time in American history where inspiring works of literature began to emerge. It was also a time when American writers had not completely separated its literary heritage from Europe, partly because there were successful literary genius\' flourishing there. B. Herman Melville was born on August 1, 1819, he was the son of Allan and Maria Melville. During He
Personal Writing: My Dog Skippy Personal Writing: My Dog Skippy When I was little I loved animals. Although most children have pets, I could not convince my parents into allowing me to have one until my pre teens. I could not have been happier the day my family went to the pound and I picked out my dog Skippy. Skippy loved to run and he was loyal to me and I will never forget the day I lost him. My mom and I would take Skippy for a run after school some times. We drove down Parker Rd. to an und
Judith Guest\'s Ordinary People: Summary Judith Guest\'s Ordinary People: Summary Ordinary People by Judith Guest is the story of a dysfunctional family who relate to one another through a series of extensive defense mechanisms, i.e. an unconscious process whereby reality is distorted to reduce or prevent anxiety. The book opens with seventeen year old Conrad, son of upper middle- class Beth and Calvin Jarrett, home after eight months in a psychiatric hospital, there because he had attempte
Pollution Control: Costs and Benefits Pollution Control: Costs and Benefits By deTocqueville The root words for ecology and economy share the same meaning, they both mean home regulation. Critics have said that the economy will grow much faster without concerns of polluting the environment. When people began to preserve and clean the environment we live in, they faced many problems such as brown-outs, increased inflation, more unemployment, and other economic setbacks. Thus, the economy and e
Pride and Prejudice: Irony Pride and Prejudice: Irony It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.(pg.1) The first sentence of Jane Austen\'s Pride and Prejudice is perhaps the most famous opening of all English comedies concerning social manners. It encapsulates the ambitions of the empty headed Mrs. Bennet, and her desire to find a good match for each of her five daughters from the middle-class young men of the family\
Catch 22: Satire on WWII Catch 22: Satire on WWII Joseph Heller who is perhaps one of the most famous writers of the 20th century writes on some emotional issues such as war. He does not deal with these issues in the normal fashion instead he criticizes them and the institutions that help carry these things out. Heller in fact goes beyond criticizing he satirizes. Throughout his two major novels Catch-22 and Good as Gold he satirizes almost all of America\'s respectful institutions. To truly un
Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream: Imagery Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream: Imagery In Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream, the author Didion uses fiery imagery to parallel the San Bernardino Valley to hell.  It is a place where the hills blaze up spontaneously, and every voice seems a scream. (p.3)  Didions hellish descriptions of the geography reflect the culture of San Bernardino Valley.  It is where the hot wind blows and the old ways do not seem relevant, where the divorce rate is d
Standardization of the English Language Standardization of the English Language There are several important events before 1500 that when listed together show a series of steps in the struggle for English language supremacy. These steps are mainly governmental, legal and official events that pushed English usage. In 1356 The Sheriff\'s Court in London and Middlesex were conducted in English for the first time. When Parliament opened in 1362 the Statute of Pleading was issued declaring English as
The Effects of Catch 22 The Effects of Catch 22 Justin Suissa November 05,1996 In literature sometimes a character can be helped or hindered by the economic, social, or political conditions of the day. In the novel Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, the character Doc Daneeka illustrates this idea perfectly because the conditions surrounding him greatly hindered him. Catch 22 takes place during WWII on an island named Pianosa that is close to Italy. Doc Daneeka is adversely affected by the war in the en
Oscar Wilde\'s The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde\'s The Importance of Being Earnest While some critics contend that The Importance of Being Earnest is completely fanciful and has no relation to the real world, others maintain that Oscar Wilde\'s trivial comedy for serious people does make significant comments about social class and the institution of marriage. These observations include the prevalent utilization of deceit in everyday affairs. Indeed the characters and plot of the pl
The Video Game Wars The Video Game Wars Brian Paik Video games are a big market these days. Within the past few years, the industry has boomed into a very large business. Within this business, there are three big companies are fighting to be the best. Nintendo\'s N64, Sega\'s Saturn, and Sony\'s Playstation are the three main systems in this huge market. Because there are so many games for these systems, and because it is such a big business, stores specializing in only these games are opening
To Kill A Mockingbird: Prejudice To Kill A Mockingbird: Prejudice The Main theme in this book is prejudice. You will learn about segregation and how unfair it was. To Kill A Mocking Bird deals with many primal and basic lessons in human nature. The book exposes many issues that affect most people throughout their lives. Scout, the main character was one of the most affected by these lessons. During the book she was exposed to many profound experiences, which no doubt will leave a lasting impres