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  • Similarities Between King Lear And Catcher In The Rye

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    The truth of one’s character can be expressed through his or her own thoughts, actions, and words. Respectively, one’s downfall is embodied by his or her own character. In William Shakespeare’s King Lear, Lear’s character is depicted as one who descends into madness as a result of his irrational actions early in the play. Similarly, Holden Caulfield, from J.D Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, enters the coming-of-age process; however, his behaviour illustrates his ongoing cynicism and depression

  • Sexism In King Lear

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    that deceive him by professing their love for him. King Lear eventually realizes his mistake of banishing his other daughter, Cordelia, who does not vocalize her love for him. Soon after, he becomes insane from the shock of the betrayal he faces. Shakespeare presents ideas of internalized sexism and exploitation in this play, to show the tendency towards misogyny. He uses the motifs of body and animals to illustrate that women are portrayed as lesser than men because of the stigma of their emotional

  • Essay on Spiral of Silence

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    Public communication is very important when in a discussion with coworkers and such. The one weakness that some people run into is silence. The spiral of silence theory by Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann explains why certain people fall under the pressure and seclude to silence. Silence may not always be a bad thing, but according to a study by Lucy J. MacGregor, the fact is that silence during a speech or conversation is absolutely bad. With this, silence while talking to a large group negatively affects

  • Analytical Analysis Of Frost At Midnight By Samuel Coleridge

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    Analytical essay of “Frost at Midnight” by Samuel Coleridge People think that nature brings a sort of calmness, happiness or peace, which is why most people travel to places with beautiful sceneries, or build houses near beaches, or have a plant in their surrounding or even just a painting of a tree, flower or mountain. The importance of nature is subjective as it nature touches people in different ways. The poem “Frost at Midnight,” Samuel Coleridge, is a monolingual conversation between the speaker

  • Essay about William Shakespeare's Life in London

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    William Shakespeare spent the later years of his life in London, England. This part of his life deserves to be noted, because of his outstanding accomplishments towards society. A big part of Shakespeare’s accomplishments derive in the city of London. William Shakespeare’s life in London consisted of the lost years, involvements with the Globe Theater, creations of brilliant Early works, articulate writing styles that catch the eye, and controversies about whether Shakespeare was educated enough

  • How Does the Line Between High and Pop Culture Become Blurred?

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    people’. An example of this would be the services which are provided by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation). T o start with, the BBC is a non profit organisation; in effect the money which it makes is put back into the corporation and consequently used to make the services that the BBC provides. Also, the BBC takes the majority of its funding from the public. Each household in the UK which owns a colour television set must pay for a TV license, which currently costs £145.50 (

  • What a Writer Needs to Capture Historical Event

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    French word ‘rebirth’, which is what the Renaissance is seen as by bringing back the great ancient Greek and Roman works. From the lesser known writers such as Thomas Decker and Samuel Daniel to the more famous such as Sir Thomas Wyatt and William Shakespeare, all the writers contributed greatly to the literary achievements of the Renaissance. It is important to understand what the Renaissance was. After the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 A.D., the Dark Ages descended on Europe. The Dark Ages lasted

  • Histrionics In Shakespeare

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    This is the concluding post in a series marking Shakespeare's 400th death anniversary, which started with noteworthy screen adaptations of some of his important tragedies (To Weep Or Not To Weep... Part I and Part II) and comedies (All The World's A Laugh... Part I and Part II). Here we will look at some screen interpretations of the Bard's chief historical histrionics. As per experts, Shakespeare's historical plays consists of ten works: King John, Richard II, Henry IV – Part I and Part II, Henry

  • Comparing Holmes And Moriarty's

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    to be very cautious of. Any form of misrepresentation of the characters, scenery & plot can cause a film to plummet and receive harsh criticism. One can only ask how well adapters are without the guidance of the original author. Would William Shakespeare be satisfied with the many adaptations of his infamous play Romeo & Juliet? Or would Jane Austen be content with how well Keira Knightley portrayed the eccentricities of the main character Elizabeth Bennet? These are questions we must ask ourselves

  • The Role of Science Fiction Serial Doctor Who in British Culture

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    The serial should have filled the gap in the Saturday evening show schedule between the sport program “Grandstand” and the musical panel show “Juke Box Jury”, and it should have lasted at least 52 weeks. The television writer Cecil Edwin Webber proposed a show, called “The Troubleshooters”, based on three main characters’ adventures: “an handsome young man hero”, who should have commanded the interest of young boy and girls, “a goodloking welldressed heroine aged