Helen Mirren

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  • The Tempest By William Shakespeare

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    A play is a form of literature that is created by a playwright which is usually intended for theatrical performances rather than just reading. Plays are amazing pieces of literature that have language riddles that make the reader think. Shakespeare’s plays are more than just artistic literature, they consist of these constant riddles. His plays make his readers constantly guess and think; making them decipher the deeper meaning behind his elaborate use of words. Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest consists

  • Creating Reality Within The Theater

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    Creating Reality in the Theater Theater was about attracting the middle class crowd to see their play but also to please the audience. For many years in theater much of it presented false or unrealistic concepts. Many authors of playwrights were accustomed to the idea of showcasing productions that could not happen in real life. Around the late 19th century, there was a push for creating more of an authentic and truthful piece of work. The movement was known as realism, which is the “representation

  • Animals In Miss Julie Quotes

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    Symbolic Significance of Animals in ‘Miss Julie’ by August Strindberg “The petty man conducts himself like an animal, yet wants others to think well of him.” - Xun Zi Animals are the most basic form of human nature; they act without the external pressures of a society, unlike humans. All animals have a variety of both positive and negative connotations, such as the powerful yet wild eagle, and it is in a humans’ primitive nature to behave as they do. “Miss Julie” by August Strindberg tells the

  • Analysis Of The Movie ' Miss Julie '

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    Creating Reality in Theater Theater was about attracting the middle class crowd to see their play but also to please the audience. For many years in theater, much of it presented false or unrealistic concepts. Many authors of playwrights were accustomed to the idea of displaying productions that were not likely happen in real life. Around the late 19th century, there was a push for creating more of an authentic and truthful piece of work. Realism was a movement that highlighted the “representation

  • Analysis Of The Poem ' Utnapishtim Immortality '

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    Matthew Loper Ms Teresa Wells World Lit 2423 363 September 21, 2015 Utnapishtim Immortality Utnapishtim was granted immortality for the simple fact that Enlil hated him and wanted to punish him with eternal life. Utnapishtim was told by Ea that the flood was coming, and he knew that would be the end of mankind. Utnapishtim said to Ea “Your command, my lord, exactly as you said it, I shall faithfully execute.”(pg73 line 33) Ultimately he developed a plan to save himself and the people. His plan was

  • A Brief Look at Agamemnon

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    Aeschylus first portrays the blood feud as an unending cycle of bloodshed. However, in his play The Agamemnon, he shapes the idea of law replacing the blood feud through Agamemnon’s sacrifice of Iphigenia, Clytemnestra’s murder of her husband, and Orestes’ potential matricide to avenge his father’s death. This vendetta establishes the conditions necessary for the replacement of the blood feud with law and justice. The blood feud began in the early generations of the House of Atreus, which was cursed

  • The Iliad by Homer: Book VI

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    as many as they could. However, the Trojans anticipated this weakness and Hector asked his mother to pray to Athena for the army. Meanwhile Paris, Hector’s brother, had withdrawn from battle because of the grief he caused. But his soon to be wife Helen and Hector convince him to return to battle. Just before they head into battle Hector pays a visit to his wife and child to say goodbye for maybe the last time. His wife is convinced that he is near his death and mourns. Hector then meets Paris on

  • The Trojan War : History Not Myth

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    Sam Urban THEA 240-09 Professor Banerji Final First Draft The Trojan War, History not Myth The Trojan War is described as one of histories most legendary battles. This battle is told to have lasted ten years, resulting in the eventual collapse of Troy, under the siege of Greek forces. Modern knowledge of the Trojan War has survived mainly through the account given in Homer’s Illiad, and while having proved to be a rich source of inspiration for other writers, artists, and even filmmakers in recent

  • Yeats' Use of Symbolism in 'Leda and the Swan' and 'the Second Coming'

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    W. B. Yeats, a somewhat eclectic poet, explores, throughout his work, a wide range of themes and ideas. He reflects on his nation’s politics, Irish mysticism, the afterlife, love, and his own past. While each set of his poems share many recurring images, however, it is Yeats’ examination and opinions of the gyres of time and history that crop up in all forms of his poetry. While references to this great spiraling metaphor for the fabric of the universe can be found in some of Yeats’ most famous works

  • Kleos in the Iliad Essay

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    widow” (Iliad VI. 511-512) to persuade him to stay at home, he chooses kleos over his family. Hector is described by Helen far differently than she speaks of her own husband.  “But come in, rest on this seat with me, dear brother, you are the one hit hardest by the fighting, Hector, you more than all – and all for me, slut that I am, and this blind mad Paris” (Iliad VI. 421-423).  Helen embraces Hector for his bravery and honor, and asks even that he rest from battle.  Her polar opinion between the

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