John Hurt

Page 1 of 50 - About 500 essays
  • William Shakespeare 's King Lear

    858 Words  | 4 Pages

    Every good story has a hero and a villain. The villain is usually considered to be evil and have evil intentions, but often has good hidden somewhere deep inside them. This is definitely the case for the character of Edmund in Shakespeare’s play “King Lear.” Edmund betrays and deceives both his brother Edgar and his father Gloucester in order to achieve wealth and power. While his actions are corrupt and wrong, he should not be considered as entirely evil. His personality and his social status are

  • Essay on Bernard Pomerance and the Elephant Man

    2213 Words  | 9 Pages

    The movie was also popular and received high praise. John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins, Wendy Hiller, and Anne Bancraft all stared in the movie and did an excellent job. Although the movie was as popular as the play, it was extemely different. One of the major problems with the movie is the makeup of John Merrick, the main character. Because it is a movie they can not rely on the theatricalness of the play. Merrick's character is

  • Eng 225 Week 3 Final Film Critique Outline

    791 Words  | 4 Pages

    Because of the peaceful state of his body it is supposed that he chose his death in this manner. Although the scene lacks evidence, Lynch stays true to at least what is known and believed. Lynch also gives a final grace and dignity to the character of John Merrick which allows the film to end in a way that is touchingly appropriate. As Merrick’s “proprietor,“ Freddie Jones plays a ruthless menace and desperate part of man his greedy and delights in the suffering and controlling of those weaker than

  • The Elephant Man Analysis

    734 Words  | 3 Pages

    thoroughly believe that The Elephant Man has great educational value and is essential performance to be seen by public. The performance covers many social issues in society. One of the main focuses of the show, is individual’s reactions to deformities. John Merrick, or the elephant man, has Protues syndrome. He has a large mass on his head that make it impossible to sleep laying down and adds a ton of weight to his head. Throughout the novel many characters struggle to look past his deformity. At one

  • The Role of Cordelia in King Lear

    962 Words  | 4 Pages

    Although Cordelia appears in Act I, Scene I and disappears until Act IV, she has an enormous impact on the play as a whole. It is generally acknowledged that the role played by Cordelia in King Lear is a symbolic one. She is a symbol of good amidst the evil characters within the play. Since the play is about values which have been corrupted and must be restored, it is not surprising that the figure who directs the action must be embodiment of those values which are in jeopardy – love, truth, pity

  • Imagery In 'The Man I Killed And Ambush'

    729 Words  | 3 Pages

    In the short stories “The Man I Killed” and “Ambush,” one of Tim O’Brien’s purposes is to describe how society wrongfully portrays soldiers gain a sense of pride and victory when they take lives of other human beings instead of the guilt-driven battle they have to deal with for the rest of their lives. O’Brien tries to disprove this theory and instead show they are actually stuck with this tragedy for the rest of their lives as they lose their innocence and sense of humanity. O’Brien shows this through

  • Character Analysis Of King Loar's King Lear

    1785 Words  | 8 Pages

    Audiences love knowing who is the villain of a story. There's a certain power in seeing something not visible to the other characters, recognizing a seed of hatred blooming behind the scenes. It brings a sense of satisfaction, actively rooting against the antagonist so that the hero can win. Seeing the difference between good and bad isn't easy in real life, but in a fictional world all of the rules change, and the audience knows the truth. In King Lear, Goneril and Regan, daughters to the king,

  • The Hero Of Winston Smith As A Hero

    788 Words  | 4 Pages

    continuously looks past limitations. He basically was willing to do anything for what he believed in, an example of this could be when he made a promise to O’Brien saying that he was going to do anything for the brotherhood even if it meant he had to hurt children. Winston could not defeat the Party, however he makes small acts which rebel against the party and by doing this he is trying to be a "leader" to show the other members of the party that something needs to be done. He still proves that he

  • Creative Writing: Arima Passed Away

    1854 Words  | 8 Pages

    As expected, it went exactly as he thought, expiring and bleeding on the forsaken streets of the 21st ward. There were worse ways to die, he supposed, especially for a ghoul with his kind of... "record", and being tortured, burned alive, and even dismembered is usually due punishment for people like him. Well, to be fair, he's endured all of those in his brief lifetime. The only separation between then and now, is that now...he somewhat wants to die, and it wasn't since he was sick of living or

  • The Ballad Still I Rise By Maya Angelou

    941 Words  | 4 Pages

    storyteller, the sonnet figuratively depicts her quality to dependably survive the fight against individuals' feedback of her and her predecessors. All around, this ballad conveys the message of the human's fantastic quality and capacity to defeat hurt. In any case, the fundamental and most essential message this ballad gives is the storyteller's quality to counter against separation of races and sexual orientation; which offers seek after other people who experience the ill effects of a similar