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Essay: Figurative Analysis of Shakespeare Sonnet 59

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Shakespeare talks with regards to present times (16th century for him) comes under scrutiny when he considers whether current generation of inventors have “mended” (Shakespeare 1609) or improved their ways with respect to the former generations. This diction should be read in light of the fact that sonnet 59 was part of a sequence called Fair Youth where Shakespeare is declaring his love for a young man. By inquiring whether men of today have “mended” their ways, Shakespeare may be attempting to contemplate whether this forbidden love is actually a sign of improvement or just a duplication of the flaws that preexisted in men.

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Essay: Hamlet Review

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“What brought about Hamlet’s loss of Innocence” (Shakespeare)

Prince Hamlet was born in a setting of presumed innocence. His father was the king of Denmark, and he, being the only child, became the royal prince. As with regular children, he was sent away to school but by the time he came back, his father had died and Claudius had taken over the throne with all the conviction of an evil power hungry uncle. Part of the quick succession of events, King Claudius also married Hamlet’s mother Queen Gertrude. Whereas once a reserved innocent school going child, Prince Hamlet now found him lodged directly in the midst of not-so-innocent adult circumstances and having to deal with his father’s death and much more importantly, a stepfather successor to the throne in the shape of his uncle.

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Term Paper: Romeo-and-Juliet and Cleopatra considered as tragedies

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Romeo and Juliet

Term Paper: Romeo and Juliet, the world renowned love story, starts out with the theme of love and only turns into a tragedy at the end when due to several misconceptions Romeo kills himself following which Juliet kills herself too. It is of course very important what motive any of them had of doing what they did, even though the act of suicide alone is grave enough to be deemed a tragedy.

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Term Paper: William Shakespeare, a Biography

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Term Paper: William Shakespeare was an eloquent 16th century writer of comic and tragedy works. He is considered to be a superlative transcriber with virtually no parallels throughout history till date. His works have been revered and performed consistently since their inception and include 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two lengthy poems of the narrative variety along with other simpler ones. He wrote mainly in English but his works have been subject to translations into all other major languages and are still being performed in recent times not just in theatres but in big screen feature films as well.

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Significance of Vocabulary in Foreign Language

A language is an effective tool used in everyday communication, where English has acquired the most prominent position as an official language in more than 60 sovereign nations. As an international language, it has also become a requisite component of the academic curriculum in several educational institutes. English in non-English speaking countries is gradually becoming a mandate, as educational institutions turn to English as a medium of instruction due to English as a Foreign Language’s (EFL) progressive introduction in the curriculum. (more…)

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Tragedy as defined by Aristotle in The Poetics

Aristotle wrote the early dramatic principles in his work The Poetics.  In this work, he explains the definition of the tragedy, its structure, and its components. The theory given by Aristotle was universally acknowledged and followed by different play writers until the modern dramatic era ushered in with its new and experimental techniques. However, it is still considered as a most systematically defined theory in the history of literature. (more…)

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Term Paper: Poem To my last period

In ‘To my last period’, Clifton, writes a poem to her period. She deviates from usual writings by giving her periods a personality. She writes the poem in a nostalgic tone, as if addressing an old friend she is reluctant to let go off, despite the fact that the friend might have come with a lot of problems (for example cramps, bloating and back pain).

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Term Paper: Both Protagonists Suffer From Death

Both protagonists suffer from death in order to restore peace to the people they live with. As the play, Fences ends, Gabriel cries as he says, “That’s the way that goes” (Wilson 97) implying that it is the only way peace could be restored in the family. The same applies to king in Oedipus the King as it is believed that his death will restore peace proved by the argument that “Now as we keep our watch and wait the final day, count no man happy till he dies, free of pain at last” (Sophocles 83).

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