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Abortion
Abortion As of right now, abortion is legal in all nine months of the pregnancy for any reason. This controversial issue is a question of how important the value of life is. The turning point came in 1973 when the Supreme Court\'s decision in Roe vs. Wade saying, that women have the right to murder an innocent child only up to 24 weeks. This false perception is fueled part by groups supporting abortion rights and it is then uncritically unaccepted by the media. The fact is that the current law...

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Abortion, RTT, Fertility, Chemistry, Human reproduction, Abortifacients, Mifepristone, Misoprostol, United States pro-choice movement, Fetus, Intact dilation and extraction, Roe v. Wade
Abortion
Abortion Abortion is the ending of pregnancy before birth and is morally wrong. An abortion results in the death of an embryo or a foetus. Abortion destroys the lives of helpless, innocent children and illegal in many countries. By aborting these unborn infants, humans are hurting themselves; they are not allowing themselves to meet these new identities and unique personalities. Abortion is very simply wrong. Everyone is raised knowing the difference between right and wrong. Murder is wrong, so...

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Pro-choice movement, Abortion, Demography, Reproductive rights, Human reproduction, Abortion in the United States, United States law, United States pro-choice movement, Religion and abortion, Anti-abortion movements, Abortion and Christianity, Abortion debate
Abortion
Abortion Sara is driving down 7th avenue in her red pickup truck, in a hurry and traveling well over the speed limit. Becky, who is 3 months pregnant, is waiting to cross the street on the corner of 7th avenue and Bell. The street light changes and Becky is signaled by the crosswalk sign to proceed across the street. Sara is putting in a new CD and not paying attention to the fact that she has a red light, without enough time to stop Sara runs the red light and hits Becky who has just started t...

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Abortion, Fertility, Human reproduction, RTT, Religion and abortion, Sexual reproduction, Abortion law, Reproductive rights, Reproduction, Abortion in the United States, United States pro-life movement
Abortion
Abortion Many have pondered upon the meaning of abortion. The argument being that every child born should be wanted, and others who believe that every child conceived should be born (Sass vii). This has been a controversial topic for years. Many people want to be able to decide the destiny of others. Everyone in the United States is covered under the United States constitution, and under the 14th Amendment women have been given the choice of abortion. In 1973, Harry A. Blackmun wrote the majori...

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Abortion, Law, Abortion debate, Reproductive rights, United States pro-choice movement, Religion and abortion, Roe v. Wade, Anti-abortion movements, Abortion in the United States, United States pro-life movement
Abortion
Abortion During the past quarter century, abortion has joined race and war as one of the most debatable subject of controversy in the United States. It discusses human interaction where ethics, emotions and law come together. Abortion poses a moral, social and medical dilemma that faces many individuals to create a emotional and violent atmosphere. There are many points of view toward abortion but the only two fine distinctions are "pro-choice" and "pro-life". A pro-choicer would feel that the...

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Abortion, Reproductive rights, Law, Fertility, Human reproduction, RTT, Sexual reproduction, United States pro-choice movement, Roe v. Wade, Anti-abortion movements, Unsafe abortion, Religion and abortion
Abortion
Abortion Abortion has been one of this country\'s most controversial topic on hand. But if one sees the constitutional infringement to women by the restriction of abortion, the torment to the unwanted child and the anguish society has to sustain,then this topic would not be so debatable. Too many people do not see the cause and effect of not being able to have abortions. All human beings are given some inalienable right guaranteed by the Constitution. One of those privilege is the right to purs...

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Abortion, Fertility, Human reproduction, RTT, Sexual reproduction, Law, Demography, Abortion debate, Abortion in the United States
Abortion
Abortion In Roe et al. v. Wade District Attorney of Dallas County (1973), one of the most controversial cases in recent history, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state laws that limit a woman\'s right to an abortion during the first three months of pregnancy. Justices Rehnquist and White dissented. Mr. Justice Blackmun delivered the opinion of the Court.... This Texas federal appeal and its Georgia companion, Doe v. Bolton, post, p. 179, present constitutional challenges to state criminal...

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Law, Reproductive rights, Sexual revolution, Supreme Court of the United States, United States law, Abortion debate, Abortion law, Abortion, Griswold v. Connecticut, Roe v. Wade, Abortion in the United States
The Nature, Transmission, Prevention, and Treatmen
t of the HIV/AIDS The Nature, Transmission, Prevention, and Treatment of the HIV/AIDS Arthur Ashe is an admirable and well known American tennis player who won many championships. He became the first African American male to win the men’s Wimbledon title in 1975. Also, he was on the United States Davis Cup team from 1963 until 1984. Some of his other major accomplishments include helping to form what is now the Association of Tennis Professionals and winning the Australian Open, the United State...

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HIV/AIDS, Health, Medicine, Pandemics, Women's health, HIV, Microbiology, Misconceptions about HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS in China
Criminalization of Knowlingly Transmitting AIDS
Criminalization of Knowlingly Transmitting AIDS Brief History of AIDS and the Criminalization of Knowingly Transmitting It Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The virus was discoverd independently in France in 1983 and in the United States in 1984. In the United States, it was initially identified in 1981. In 1986, a second virus, now called HIV-2, was also discovered in Africa. HIV-2 also causes AIDS. AIDS is transmitted in three ways...

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HIV/AIDS, Pandemics, Health, Women's health, HIV, Medicine, Microbiology, Criminal transmission of HIV, Misconceptions about HIV/AIDS
AIDS: A US Made Monster?
AIDS: A US Made Monster? PREFACE In an extensive article in the Summer-Autumn 1990 issue of "Top Secret", Prof J. Segal and Dr. L. Segal outline their theory that AIDS is a man-made disease, originating at Pentagon bacteriological warfare labs at Fort Detrick, Maryland. "Top Secret" is the international edition of the German magazine Geheim and is considered by many to be a sister publication to the American Covert Action Information Bulletin (CAIB). In fact, Top Secret carries the Naming Names...

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Microbiology, Lentiviruses, HIV/AIDS, Medicine, Health, Animal virology, Visna virus, Human T-lymphotropic virus, Infectious causes of cancer, HIV, Virus, Robert Gallo
Aids Conspricay - Is AIDS Biological Warfare?
Refinance now homeowner even if you have bad credit. 185 loc Aids Conspricay - Is AIDS Biological Warfare? The following is a complete verbatim transcription from a recent broadcast of "Network 23", a program shown on a local Los Angeles Public Access Cable Channel. Good evening, I\'m Michel Kassett. This is Network 23. A couple of weeks ago we had a program on the subject of AIDS, addressing the question of whether AIDS-the AIDS virus-was created by the government; and I\'m sure that some peop...

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Henry Kissinger, International relations, Soviet UnionUnited States relations, Operation Condor, SpVgg Greuther Frth, Politics, Central Intelligence Agency, United States
AIDS - What's new
AIDS - What\'s new AIDS - What\'s new Is the message getting through? We already know enough about AIDS to prevent its spread, but ignorance, complacency, fear and bigotry continue to stop many from taking adequate precautions. We know enough about how the infection is transmitted to protect ourselves from it without resorting to such extremes as mandatory testing, enforced quarantine or total celibacy. But too few people are heeding the AIDS message. Perhaps many simply don\'t like or want to b...

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HIV/AIDS, Microbiology, Medicine, Virology, HIV, Signs and symptoms of HIV/AIDS, Virus, Human T-lymphotropic virus, Feline immunodeficiency virus, Herpes simplex, Sexually transmitted infection, HIV vaccine
Aids
Matchmaker.com: Sign up now for a free trial. Date Smarter! AIDS "Somewhere among the million children who go to New York\'s publicly financed schools is a seven-year-old child suffering from AIDS. A special health and education panel had decided, on the strength of the guidelines issued by the federal Centers for Disease Control, that the child would be no danger to his classmates. Yet, when the school year started on September 9th, several thousand parents in two school districts in the borou...

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HIV/AIDS, Health, Medicine, Clinical medicine, HIV, Kaposi's sarcoma, Virus, Misconceptions about HIV/AIDS, Sexually transmitted infection
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Time and Fate in Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet, said to be one of the most famous love stories of all times, is a play anchored on time and fate. Some actions are believed to occur by chance or by destiny. The timing of each action influences the outcome of the play. While some events are of less significance, some are crucial to the development of this tragedy. The substantial events that inspire the conclusion of Romeo and Juliet are; the Capulet ball, the quarrel experienced by Tybalt an...

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Characters in Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, English-language films, Literature, British films, Italian films, Films, Mercutio, Romeo & Juliet, Romeo + Juliet, Friar Laurence, Tybalt
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Review of Shakespear\'s "The Tempest" Why is it that people fawn Shakespeare and have unreasonably high reguard for his works, including The Tempest, and label them as"immortal classics"? Indeed Shakespeare’s works had great significance in the evolution of English literature, but these works, including The Tempest are mostly devoid of significance and literary value in the present day. One can expect to gain little educational benefit of the english language or hightened apreciation for fine l...

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Fiction, Literature, Theatre, The Tempest, Figures of speech, Tempest, Prospero, William Shakespeare, Metaphor
Subject = Shakespeare
subject = Shakespeare title = To Tame A Shrew papers = To Tame A Shrew or Why Does She Have To Be So Difficult! In Shakespeare\'s Taming of the Shrew, one topic that has been debated, interpreted, discussed, reinterpreted and adapted into different forms has been the character of Katharina, the shrew, and whether she was tamed, liberated, or just a good enough actress to make everyone think she was in fact, tamed. In this essay, I will present arguments for and against each of these points, as w...

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The Taming of the Shrew, Love stories, William Shakespeare, Petruchio, Verona, Moonlighting, The Taming of the Shrew in performance, The Taming of the Shrew on screen
By Derek Choi
by Derek Choi Shakespeare Tamed Shrews and Twelfth Nights: The Role of Women In Shakespeare It is curious to note the role of women in Shakespearean literature. Many critics have lambasted the female characters in his plays as two-dimensional and unrealistic portrayals of subservient women. Others have asserted that the roles of women in his plays were prominent for the time and culture that he lived in. That such contrasting views could be held in regards to the same topic is academic. It is on...

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The Taming of the Shrew, Literature, Theatre, William Shakespeare, Shakespearean comedies, Operas, Love stories, English-language films, Twelfth Night, Women in Shakespeare's works, Petruchio, Viola
Subject = English
subject = English title = Saki\'s "The Interlopers" vs. Callaghan\'s "All the Years of Her Life" papers = Saki’s "The Interlopers" vs. Callaghan’s "All the Years of Her Life" In the story The Interlopers, Saki writes about two families that have been feuding for generations. He writes about how "interlopers" stop them from rivaling, and eventually bring the two of them to be friends only minutes before they are eaten by wolves. He does this by using dramatic irony. Through the character’s words...

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Fiction, Literature, Humanities, Saki, Rhetorical techniques, Interloper, Irony, The Interlopers, Alfred Pennyworth, Cool Devices, Alfred the Great
Subject = Highschool Sophmore Pre Advanced Placeme
subject = Highschool Sophmore Pre Advanced Placement English title = Character Traits in A Seperate Peace papers = Character Traits in A Separate Peace In the book A Separate Peace by John Knowles, one of the main themes is the effects of realism, idealism, and isolationism on Brinker, Phineas, and Gene. Though not everyone can be described using one of these approaches to life, the approaches completely conform to these characters to create one realist, one idealist, and one isolationist; there...

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Phillips Exeter Academy, A Separate Peace, Fiction, Literature, British films, John Knowles, Phineas, Finny, Gene, Peace, Biology
Shakespeare's Life- Extra Credit
Shakespeare\'s Life- Extra Credit William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564. He was baptized on April 24, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. He was the third of eight children born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. John was a well-known merchant and Mary was the daughter of a Roman Catholic member of the gentry. Shakespeare was educated at the local grammar school. According to history, Shakespeare was the eldest son, and he should have been the apprentice to his father\'s shop s...

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William Shakespeare, English people, Shakespeare's life, Counties of England, British people, Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare's sonnets, Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare authorship question, Oxfordian theory of Shakespeare authorship
Hamlet is a play written by William Shakespeare th
at very closely follows the dramatic conventions of revenge in Elizabethan theater. All revenge tragedies originally stemmed from the Greeks, who wrote and performed the first plays. After the Greeks came Seneca who was very influential to all Elizabethan tragedy writers. Seneca who was Roman, basically set all of the ideas and the norms for all revenge play writers in the Renaissance era including William Shakespeare. The two most famous English revenge tragedies written in the Elizabethan era...

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Theatre, Literature, Entertainment, English drama, English literature, Revenge play, The Spanish Tragedy, Hieronimo, Revenge tragedy, Shakespearean tragedies, Thomas Kyd, Tragedy
Shakespeare wrote many plays during his lifetime.
Some of his plays have similar comedic characteristics and then other plays are the exact opposite of comedy. Shakespeare wrote tragedies, romance, history, comedy and problem plays all with great success. During the performance of these plays there was no scenery so great time was taken when developing the characters and the plot so the plays would be entertaining. A Midsummers Night\'s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing are just two of the comedies Shakespeare wrote. These two plays have many t...

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Film, Fiction, English-language films, Arts, Shakespearean comedies, British films, Demetrius, Hermia, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Lysander, Egeus, Helena
In the play Twelfth Night, Shakespeare explore
In the play "Twelfth Night," Shakespeare explores and illustrates the emotion of love with precise detail. According to "Webster\'s New World Dictionary," love is defined as "a strong affection or liking for someone." Throughout the play Shakespeare examines three different types of love: true love, self love and friendship. "Twelfth Night" consists of many love triangles, however many of the characters who are tangled up in the web of love are blind to see that their emotions and feelings towar...

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Theatre, Fiction, Literature, Olivia, Twelfth Night, Orsino, Viola, Sebastian, Malvolio, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Cesario, Maria
Claudius & Hamlet, would the inhumane and sick cha
racter please step forth. Upon reading the sampling of "Hamlet" criticisms in John Jump\'s "Hamlet (Selections)" I disagreed with a few of the critics, but my analysis was the most different from Wilson Knight\'s interpretation. He labels Hamlet as "a sick, cynical, and inhumane prince" (Jump, 124) who vitiated a Denmark which was "one of healthy and robust life, good-nature, humor, romantic strength, and welfare." In his book, The Wheel of Fire, he continues this line of thought to conclude tha...

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Characters in Hamlet, Film, Fiction, English-language films, Literature, British films, Hamlet, Ophelia, Gertrude, Laertes, Polonius, Horatio
A fool can be defined in many meanings according t
o the Oxford English Dictionary On Historical Principles. The word could mean "a silly person", or "one who professionally counterfeits folly for the entertainment of others, a jester, clown" or "one who has little or no reason or intellect" or "one who is made to appear to be a fool" (word originated from North Frisian). In english literature, the two main ways which the fool could enter imaginative literature is that "He could provide a topic, a theme for mediation, or he could turn into a sto...

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Entertainment, Theatre, Literature, Cross-dressing in literature, Twelfth Night, Malvolio, Feste, Jester, Olivia, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Clown, Maria
In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, it is clearly ev
In Shakespeare\'s "Twelfth Night", it is clearly evident that the fluctuation in attitude to the dual role and situation and tribulations imposed upon the character of Viola/Cesario ends up in a better understanding of both sexes, and thus, allows Viola to have a better understanding for Orsino. Near the opening of the play, when Viola is adopting her male identity, she creates another self, like two masks and may decide to wear one or the other while swinging between the two dentities in emotio...

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Music, Entertainment, Theatre, Orsino, Olivia, Twelfth Night, Broadway musicals, Viola, Cesario, Play On!, Music Is, Sebastian
Slavery occurs on a widespread basis in The Tempes
t. Occurrence of slavery to many of the characters, all in different ways, helps to provide the atmosphere for the play. The obvious slaves are not the only slaves, as Prospero has basically got everybody entranced when he wants, to do whatever he wants with them. He can also control the way that they think. The first and most obvious slave is ariel. Ariel is an airy spirit who is promised his freedom by Prospero if his job is done well. His job was to entrance the visitors to the island under P...

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Fiction, Literature, Operas, The Tempest, Caliban, British films, Ariel, Prospero, Stephano, Sycorax, Miranda, Une Tempte
In Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest, an underlyin
In Shakespeare’s play, "The Tempest," an underlying theme of barbarism versus civilization appears. Shakespeare creates characters that exemplify symbols of nature or nurture. The symbolism of the characters is derived from their actions. These actions show Shakespeare’s view of the uncivilized and the civilized, as well as help the reader develop his own opinion of each side. In this whimsical play, Prospero, the former Duke of Milan, after being supplanted of his dukedom by his brother, arrive...

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Fiction, William Shakespeare, Literature, English-language films, Caliban, The Tempest, Ariel, Prospero, Tempest, Une Tempte, Stephano
In The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare creates hu
mour through his characters by creating false realities (as demonstrated by Petruchio’s behaviour and attire in the scene of his wedding) and by the use of subterfuge and mistaken identity (shown in the final scenes with the transformation of Kate and Bianca’s respective personas). He also uses irony quite extensively, especially towards the end of the play (as can be seen in the final ‘wager’ scene). The concept that ‘things are not always as they seem’ is quite evident in the events surroundin...

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The Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare, Entertainment, Operas, Love stories, Petruchio, English-language films, Irony, The Taming of the Shrew in performance, Bianca Minola
The Taming Of The Shrew by William Shakespeare is
probably one of Shakespeare\'s earliest comedies. Its plot is derived from the popular \'war of the sexes\' theme in which males and females are pitted against one another for dominance in marriage. The play begins with an induction in which a drunkard, Christopher Sly, is fooled into believing he is a king and has a play performed for him. The play he watches is what constitutes the main body of The Taming Of The Shrew. In it, a wealthy land owner, Baptista Minola, attempts to have his two dau...

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The Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare, Literature, Petruchio, Christopher Sly, Sly, Bianca Minola, Kiss Me Kate
In Othello, Shakespeare explores the relationship
between words and events. Spoken thought, in the play, has all the power of action; speaking about an event will make that event become reality for those who hear - it will affect reality as if that event had taken place. Shakespeare demonstrates the power of words poignantly through Othello\'s monologues. Othello struggles with the reality that Iago creates for him. When Othello speaks, he reveals that he is unable to stop himself from carrying out acts that Iago\'s and his own words have prop...

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William Shakespeare, Othello, Fiction, Literature, English-language films, British films, Iago, BBC Television Shakespeare, Desdemona, Reversi, Thou, Michael Cassio
In the Taming of the Shrew, Petruchio recognizes,
respects and desires Kate\'s intelligence and strength of character. He does not want to conquer or truly tame her. He is a man who is very confident in himself and does not want or need someone to massage his ego. Petruchio seems to me to be a man of sport and challenge and likes to surround himself with witty, challenging people. He wants in a mate what Kate has - fire. From Petruchio\'s response to his friend Hortensio (I.ii.64-75), it might be said that Petruchio came to Padua to make himse...

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The Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare, Operas, Love stories, Literature, Petruchio, Grumio, The Taming of the Shrew in performance
The Theme of Blindness in King Lear
In the tragedy King Lear, the term blindness has an entirely different meaning. It is not a physical flaw, but the inability of the characters to use their thoughts and emotions to see a person for whom they truly are. They can only read what is presented to them on the surface. King Lear, Gloucester and Albany are three prime examples characters who suffered most by having this flaw. Lear was by far the blindest of the three. Because Lear was the King, one would expect him to have superb reaso...

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King Lear, Fiction, British films, Literature, Films, English-language films, Operas, Cordelia, Goneril, Edmund, Regan, Fool
It is curious to note the role of women in Shakesp
earean literature. Many critics have lambasted the female characters in his plays as two-dimensional and unrealistic portrayals of subservient women. Others have asserted that the roles of women in his plays were prominent for the time and culture that he lived in. That such contrasting views could be held in regards to the same topic is academic. It is only with close examination of his works that we are able to suppose his intent in creating characters that inspire so much controversy. Two wor...

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The Taming of the Shrew, Theatre, William Shakespeare, Literature, Shakespearean comedies, Operas, Love stories, English-language films, Petruchio, Women in Shakespeare's works, Twelfth Night, Viola
William Shakespeare was born in the year of 1564 i
n Stratford-upon-Avon, England. His exact birth date is unknown but it is traditionally celebrated on April 23. In England this day is known as the feast of St. George. He was the third of eight children born to John and Mary Arden Shakespeare. John Shakespeare was a tanner, and a glove maker. He served a term as the mayor of Stratford, a town council man, a justice of peace, and an ale-taster. Unfortunately John could not write. John Shakespeare died in 1601. Since William was his eldest son he...

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English people, William Shakespeare, Warwickshire, Counties of England, King's Men, Shakespeare's life, Anne Hathaway, John Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon, Hamnet Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare authorship question
Compared to the technical theaters of today, the L
ondon public theaters in the time of Queen Elizabeth I seem to be terribly limited. The plays had to be performed during daylight hours only and the stage scenery had to be kept very simple with just a table, a chair, a throne, and maybe a tree to symbolize a forest. Many say that these limitations were in a sense advantages. What the theater today can show for us realistically, with massive scenery and electric lighting, Elizabethan playgoers had to imagine. This made the playwright have to wri...

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Theatre, Entertainment, Literature, Shakespearean tragedies, English Renaissance theatre, English drama, William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Stagecraft, Theater, Stage, Shakespeare's Globe
Was the man we know as Shakespeare really the auth
or of the "Shakespearean Works"? We know little about the man called Shakespeare, Did he really write the plays, or is he just a man that got confused within history? (Sobran 44) There is not even a correct spelling of this mans name, Some of the spellings include Shakspere, Shakespeare, And Shaxpere. Shakespeare, Is it the man, Or is it another? (Hayes 1D) Shakespeare is both fact and fiction, he was no concern until nearly two hundred years after he perished, and there is still no definite or...

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Romeo and Juliet, by Shakespeare, is a play which
shows how prejudice leads to escalating violence. Prejudice leads to violence shown in the play when the feuding families, the Montagues and Capulets fight. In each case, disruption, fighting, injuries and death occur. Also, the prejudice against the two families never got resolved because they were enemies. The prejudice started in Act one Scene one, when the Capulets and Montague servants confronted each other. Then the Capulets servants insult the Montagues. Which lead to a street brawl of t...

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Characters in Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, Literature, English-language films, British films, Italian films, Films, Tybalt, Mercutio, Romeo + Juliet, Romeo & Juliet, Juliet
Romeo and Juliet, said to be one of the most famou
s love stories of all times, is a play anchored on time and fate. Some actions are believed to occur by chance or by destiny. The timing of each action influences the outcome of the play. While some events are of less significance, some are crucial to the development of this tragedy. The substantial events that inspire the conclusion of Romeo and Juliet are; the Capulet ball, the quarrel experienced by Tybalt and Romeo, and Friar John’s plague. A servant to Capulet, who is incapable of reading t...

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Characters in Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, Literature, English-language films, British films, Italian films, Films, Mercutio, Romeo & Juliet, Romeo + Juliet, Juliet, Friar Laurence
In the play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespea
re, two teenagers are controlled by a chain of human actions. Act 4, scenes 1,3 and 5, are a good representation of the web of human actions that cause tragedy between the pair of "star crossed lovers" (prologue). One example of human actions being dominant in those particular scenes is Friar Lawrence. His actions, while being in good intent, caused much of the pain for the other characters in the book. His first action was to offer his help to the depressed Juliet, thinking that maybe he could...

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Characters in Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, Literature, English-language films, British films, Italian films, Films, Juliet, Friar Laurence, Tybalt, Shakespeare Programming Language, Benvolio
Romeo and Juliet, is a story of two young lovers,
whose love was destined for destruction. They did not imagine that their love would lead to the tragedies that it did. These two young people did nothing wrong except fall in love. Three aspects of their destruction included the feud between the two families, the nurse and her betrayal of Juliet and the most important aspect of all is fate. The feud between the two families was one factor that contributed to the love of Romeo and Juliet being destined for destruction. "From ancient grudge break...

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Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare, English-language films, British films, Italian films, Films, Romeo + Juliet, Romeo & Juliet, Juliet, Nurse, Count Paris
A pair of star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet.
"A pair of star-crossed lovers", Romeo and Juliet. From the opening scenes of the play these two children of feuding families were destined to fall in love together and eventually die together. How does the reader see this? How do we know it was fate which triggered these events? Coincidence caused the death of these two lovers. For this reason Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare\'s great tragedies. For coincidence to have caused the death of Romeo and Juliet it must have been evident in the...

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Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's plays abo
Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare\'s plays about tragedy. It is about two lovers who commit suicide when their feuding famillies prevent them from being together. The play has many characters, each with its own role in keeping the plot line. Some characters have very little to do with the plot but some have the plot revolving around them. Friar Lawrence does not have very much time on stage but the time he does have is crucial to the plot line. Through his words Friar Lawrence demonstrates...

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1. The tragedy of Richard III lies in the progres
1. "The tragedy of Richard III lies in the progressive isolation of its protagonist". Discuss. From the very opening of the play when Richard III enters "solus", the protagonist\'s isolation is made clear. Richard\'s isolation progresses as he separates himself from the other characters and breaks the natural bonds between Man and nature through his efforts to gain power. The first scene of the play begins with a soliloquy, which emphasizes Richard\'s physical isolation as he appears alone as he...

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Shakespearean histories, Richard III of England, English-language films, Royalty, Knights of the Garter, Monarchy, English people, British films, Richard III, Richard II, Richard I of England, Osorio
King Lear is a play written by William Shakespeare
that focuses on the relationships of many characters, some good, some evil. This is a great tragedy that is full of injustice at the beginning and the restoring of justice towards the end. The good are misjudged as evil and the evil are accepted as good. It is not until the end of the play that the righteous people are recognized as such. There is great treachery and deceit involved in the hierarchy of English rule. The great mistake in this play was made by Lear when he decided to divide up hi...

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It is certainly not hard to conclude that it is pr
obably Shakespeare\'s most controversial play. There is a clear theme of racism throughout, one which was firmly embedded in the Venetian society which rejects the marriage of Othello and Desdemona as erring, \'against all rules of nature,\' [1.3.102] Nothing separates Othello from, \'the wealthy curled darlings of our nation,\' [1.2.68] except skin-color - he matches or even exceeds them in reputation. At the start of the play, he appears confident that, OTHELLO: My parts, my title, and my perf...

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Othello, Film, Fiction, Literature, British films, English-language films, Desdemona, William Shakespeare, Emilia
In the play Othello, the character of Othello has
certain traits which make him seem naive and unsophisticated compared to many other people. This is why Iago, to get his just rewards uses him as a scapegoat. Iago told Roderigo, " O,sir, content you. I follow him [Othello] to serve my turn upon him "(I, i lines 38-9). Iago is saying, he only follows Othello to a point, and upon reaching it he will not follow him any longer. Iago has opened my eyes to see the real meaning of deceit. No matter what, Iago will try to take advantage of Othello any...

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Othello, Fiction, Film, English-language films, William Shakespeare, British films, Iago, Roderigo, Michael Cassio, Emilia
Othello's character during the play is first shown
Othello\'s character during the play is first shown as a hero of war and a man of great pride and courage. The other main characters in the play all form their own opinions of him and as the play continues, his character begins to deteriorate and become less noble. Chronologically through the play Othello\'s character changes from a flawless military leader, to become a murderer. Also as the play progresses, the other characters in the play change their opinions of Othello which causes the plot...

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Othello, Fiction, Film, William Shakespeare, Iago, Michael Cassio, Emilia, Brabantio, Desdemona, Otello, Roderigo
One of the strongest characteristics of Othello is
his blind faith in the human race. This quality is one of the first to come to mind when one assesses a man as complex in nature as Othello. Othello not only puts his trust in his wife but also in Iago. Speaking of iago, he say that he is a man of trust and honesty and " to his conveyance I assign my wife" (1.3.286). Othello’s absence of any jealousy later makes his later breakdown more striking and poignant. It is Othello’s free and trusting nature that makes him such easy prey for iago. Not t...

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Othello, English-language films, Fiction, Film, British films, Literature, European literature, Iago, Michael Cassio
Shakespeare's Iago is one of Shakespeare's most co
Shakespeare\'s Iago is one of Shakespeare\'s most complex villains. At first glance Iago\'s character seems to be pure evil. However, such a villain would distract from the impact of the play and would be trite. Shakespeare to add depth to his villain makes him amoral, as opposed to the typical immoral villain. Iago\'s entire scheme begins when the "ignorant, ill-suited" Cassio is given the position he desired. Iago is consumed with envy and plots to steal the position he feels he most justly de...

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Othello, Fiction, Film, William Shakespeare, Iago, Michael Cassio, Emilia, Roderigo, Otello, Desdemona, Bianca