Deus otiosus

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  • Theme Of Thralldom In A Mockingbird

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    Charly Frisk Corrie Grosse Envr. 150 PDP – Words and Allusions Look up three words that you don’t know and write down their meanings. Deus Absconditus (pg. 9) - According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, these two words form together to mean, “hidden God, God who in his remoteness seems to ignore human suffering” Unscrupulous (pg. 33) - According to, this word means “not scrupulous (moral or ethical standards; having or showing a strict regard for what one considers right;

  • Movie Review : The Circle By David Eggers

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    In a world that is overruled by power, love, and technology, both the book The Circle, by David Eggers, and the film Ex Machina, directed by Alex Garland, expand upon this idea. Filled with strange moments and unpredictable behavior, both the book and film put the audience into shock. The Circle is based on a young woman named Mae who has recently been hired to work for the company the Circle; One of the most powerful technological company’s in the world. Mae is brain washed by the company and goes

  • Examples Of Pathos In Medea

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    interesting to note at this point, Euripides employs deus ex machina to save Medea from the consequence of her crimes through the escape in Helios’s dragon chariot. Jason is hence left on stage alone and appears to be completely defeated emphasised by the image of a triumphant Medea in the chariot. He is left childless and his bride gone along with his dreams of power. Euripides hence effectively builds up to this scene through the application of the deus ex machina and the handling of Jason’s character

  • Critical analysis on "A good man is hard to find" Essay

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    Religious Symbolism in “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” This paper will present a rhetorical context for the use of violence in the short story, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” as she presented in her essay “The Element of Suspense.” The form of classical tragedy in this story will also be analyzed from the critical theories of Aristotle and Longinus. Tolstoy will be used to examine the use Christian symbolism. Nietzsche will provide a more well-rounded universal conclusion to the uses of tragedy and

  • Jane Austen 's Sense And Sensibility

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    novel with little to no lead up by Austen. Although the marriage of Marianne and Colonel Brandon could be the result of a slow burning love that grew between the two characters, it is actually the result of a swift and unlikely ending to the novel, a deus ex machina. Marianne has consistently shown romanticized ideas about love from the start of the novel on through her heartbreak with Willoughby. She even declares herself that her ideas of the perfect man are so high and

  • Dimmesdale Rapture

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    INSERT WILDLY CLEVER TITLE HERE Many classic story arcs employ what, in ancient Greek dramas, are called instances of “deus ex machina,” or ‘god from the machine.’ In these stories, an unforeseen factor arrives and offers an apparent solution to what would otherwise be an insoluble problem. Toward the end of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, the Puritan minister Dimmesdale seems to find such a resolution for the inner torment he has imposed on himself in atonement for his affair with Hester

  • Passion And Passion In Tartuffe : A Passion For Reason

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    on the rise (Chill 155). The entire play revolves around ideals concerning religion, and is a critique on the everyday acceptance of religious authority and control. Through the manipulative relationship of Tartuffe and Orgon, as well as the abrupt deus ex machina ending, Moliere sets a challenge to society’s blind faith in religion therefore embodying the Neoclassical idea of reason versus passion. Until the end of the play, Orgon is under Tartuffe’s complete control and suffered great humiliation

  • Critical Analysis on "A Good Man Is Hard to Find"

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    coincidences should "appear to have some design associated with them" (Aristotle 49). This design of events was called "deus ex machina." Aristotle stated that deus ex machina should be used carefully to explain "events that lie outside the plot," to announce unknown events to the audience. He believed that action should be resolved through the plot and not be resolved by inappropriate use of deus ex machina by the author (Aristotle 53). In the first scene, the Grandmother explained to Bailey about the escape

  • Stage Machinery Of Baroque Theaters

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    effects. One example of this is the deus ex machina. The deus ex machina “was first used in ancient Greek and Roman drama, where it meant the timely appearance of a god to unravel and resolve the plot. The deus ex machina was named for the convention of the god’s appearing in the sky, an effect achieved by means of a crane.” Giovanni Legrenzi’s deus ex machina in his opera Germanico sul Reno was very different from the ancient Greek crane. Legrenzi’s deus ex machina was a mammoth stage machine

  • Literary Devices In Heart Of Darkness

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    Searching deep into one’s heart can liberate the darkest evils that exist within one’s soul. In Joseph Conrad’s novella, Heart of Darkness, a sailor, Marlow, resides on a ship with four of his old friends, that he claims are bonded and have stayed close over the years through “the bond of the sea” (Conrad 1). While sailing with his friends, Marlow tells the story of his journey, through the Congo, to retrieve the corpse of his predecessor. Throughout the duration of this journey, Marlow observes