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Theme of Power in Harold Pinter's The Homecoming

- The Theme of Power in The Homecoming Author: Sarah Marchant In Harold Pinter's "The Homecoming" one of the important themes is power. Many of the characters try to exert power. Many of the characters try to exert power over others through various means such as sexuality and intelligence. The use of violence within the household is believed by the men to be the most important tool of power. However, when Ruth, the only woman in the play, enters, she appears to defeat the men's power, but not with violence....   [tags: Harold Pinter Homecoming Essays]

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Comparing Violence in Kane's Blasted, Bond's Lear and Pinter's The Homecoming

- Displays of Violence in Kane's Blasted, Bond's Lear and Pinter's The Homecoming In Sarah Kane's Blasted, a woman and a man are raped on stage, eyeballs and dead babies are consumed and a man shoots himself through the head. In Edward Bond's Lear, several men and women are shot, a man is severly beaten and another is blinded, and the body of a woman is disected on stage. Both Kane and Bond claim that the use of violence on stage is vital for the message they want to get across. Harold Pinter, however, seems to deliver the same message by referring to violence without actually displaying it on stage....   [tags: Kane Blasted Essays Violent Papers Lear]

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Critical Analysis of The Homecoming

- Harold Pinter's play, The Homecoming, represents a series of urban characters involved in the family relationships whose prime interest is in wining dominance over another, and the depiction of gender roles which radically severed from traditional family in urban life. This essay will explore the family relationships between the characters against traditional family and how it relates to modernity. I will exam the text in the following aspects: I will identify the way that in urban life, characters struggle for dominance over another, in attempt to assert identity in order to secure love and identity....   [tags: European Literature Harold Pinter]

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Harold Pinter

- Harold Pinter Harold Pinter is one of the greatest British dramatists of our time. Pinter has written a number of absurd masterpieces including The Birthday Party, The Caretaker, The Homecoming, Betrayal, Old Times, and Ashes to Ashes. He has also composed a number of radio plays and several volumes of poetry. His screenplays include The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Last Tycoon, and The Handmaid's Tale. He has received numerous awards including the Berlin Film Festival Silver Bear, BAFTA awards, the Hamburg Shakespeare Prize, the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or and the Commonwealth Award....   [tags: Biography Biographies Harold Pinter Essays]

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Homecoming and Brian Friel’s Translations

- Convention is an integral part to both Harold Pinter’s Homecoming and Brian Friel’s Translations , affecting both the plot and the way the audience perceives the two plays. The two playwrights explore the theme of convention in many different ways, including through the characters’ struggle to change convention, their relationships and historical conventions. The playwrights of these plays force the audience to question what they know about convention, both in a modern context and in the context of the plays, and decide what message the playwrights are trying to put across about convention....   [tags: plays, audience, social conventions]

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The Caretaker by Harold Pinter

- The Caretaker by Harold Pinter In this essay I will take the position that the audience see Davies as both a social victim and a social parasite. Firstly a definition of a social victim and a social parasite will be given. A social victim is an individual who is looked down upon by other members of society, vulnerable to blame and not accorded the same rights as others. Therefore this disenfranchised group of people do not experience the usual comforts and perks of society. A social parasite is someone who exists off the backs of others efforts and not their own....   [tags: Caretaker Harold Pinter Essays]

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Power Relations of the Characters in Pinter's Old Times

- Harold Pinter’s plays reflect most common themes of the 20th century drama such as the loss of meaning and identity. In Pinter’s plays, the characters are depicted as they are in constant struggle for asserting their identity and meaning to their existence. Since they feel insecure about both their existence and identity, they feel the need to dominate others for the sake of asserting sovereignty over what they possess. In that way, they think they can define their existence and identity. Overpowering others is a way of feeling confident about themselves and their surroundings....   [tags: Harold Pinter]

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The Homecoming

- The Homecoming The book that I read was called The Homecoming. This book was mainly about a family that was deserted by their mentally arranged mother and had to fend for themselves in this cold harsh world. They also had to learn about things that they should have learned about when they were in their adult years, but they helped each other during this time, and worked together to beat the odds. But to get more detailed in the story The Tillerman kids' mother just left them one day in a car in a mall parking lot....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Caretaker by Pinter

- The Caretaker by Pinter: A Play Can Be Confrontational, Challenging and Disturbing to the Values and Assumptions of An Audience. Discuss With close Reference The Caretaker, written by the British playwright Harold Pinter in the late 1950's and early 1960's disrupts the audiences perceptions of existence and their understandings of it. The play deconstructs perceived notions and conceptions of reality, and disturbs the audiences perception of their own identity and place within a world which is primarily concerned with the search and need for identity....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Day Of The Last Homecoming Game

- ... And even though his life took little a turn at the age of seven, when his father passed away from cancer at the young age of thirty-nine, his beliefs only grew deeper. This was a hard grieving period for both him and the rest of his family; however, through their faith life they were able to transform this pain into a deeper reality of understanding Heaven and who Jesus was. Another influence on Andre’s vocation choice was his childhood priest. As he stated “Praise God I had a good priest growing up because he was a great inspiration.” This particular priest showed him an example of a real authentic and love filled priesthood....   [tags: Love, Family, God the Father, Clergy]

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Harold Pinter's 1971 Old Times

- According to theatre reviewer Rachel Halliburton, “Pinter has turned the game of reinventing the past into a psychological game of Russian roulette” (1). She is, of course, speaking of Harold Pinter’s 1971 Old Times. Throughout Old Times Pinter slowly develops the hazy story of a married couple, Deeley and Kate, and Kate’s odd friend Anna through strong pauses and incoherent stories of the past. These tales show that whether stories of the past are fact or fiction they can still be a powerful factor in how the story develops....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Human Interactions in The Caretaker by Harold Pinter

- The Carataker by Harold Pinter is a play, which focuses on complexity of human interactions and at the same time it blends different sub-genres such as, comedy, tragedy and psychological play. For the purpose of this commentary I am going to compare two separate but also to a certain extent similar scenes from the Act One and the Act Three. Both scenes deal with a seemingly trivial matter- the shoes. However, in both instances “the shoes” have a deeper meaning. Therefore, I would like to analyze them in terms of interactions between the two characters; namely, Aston and Davies, attitudes, motifs and how they fit in the context of the entire play....   [tags: characters, attitudes, shoes, motifs, context]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Homecoming ' By Bruce Dawe

- By the centre, march. Left right, left right…. Can you imagine dying for your country’s freedom as a frontline combat soldier, or does the thought of studying poetry make you feel like firing a bullet into your own head. Take heart; don’t pull the trigger just yet, poetry can invigorate your senses and teach you valuable lessons. War destroys thousands of lives, but yet, the heroism of our fallen allows us to enjoy a privileged lifestyle, but their sacrifice often goes unnoticed. For this reason, Georgie and I have chosen war for our theme....   [tags: Poetry, Army, Vietnam War, Military]

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Theme of Loyalty in Homecoming and The Hunger Games

- Loyalty is like glue, since it keeps the camaraderie in a relationship intact. If someone breaks the loyalty, then that trust and camaraderie are damaged as well. But yet, one can remain loyal without sacrificing one’s needs or desires. Examples of this have often appeared in modern day literature. For example, take the Tillerman siblings from Cynthia Voigt’s novel, “Homecoming.” In this novel, the oldest sibling, Dicey, has to take care of her three younger siblings after their mother deserted them in a mall parking lot....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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History Of Homecoming

- The History of Homecoming Every year thousands of alumni, parents, students and family come back to the University of Arizona for Homecoming. Homecoming consists of class reunions, a football game, dinners, parades and many other celebrations. Homecoming is for all the colleges and departments at the University of Arizona. Homecoming has been a tradition of U of A for almost 92 years now. This annual event has plenty of history behind it which contributes to the gathering of thousands of people each year to celebrate it....   [tags: University History]

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The Birthday Party by Pinter as a Comedy of Manner

- AS 'COMEDY OF MANNER' Once asked what his plays are about, Pinter lobbed back a phrase "the weasel under the cocktail cabinet", which he regrets has been taken seriously and applied in popular criticism. Despite Pinter's protestations to the contrary, many reviewers and other critics still find that Pinter's "remark", though "facetious"(teasing), is still an apt description of his plays. Now the Phrase "comedy of menace" is often applied to it and suggests that although they are funny, they are also frightening or menacing in a vague and undefined way....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Participation in the ASB to Raise School Spirit at Homecoming

- ... I had to create a united front with the administration, ASB Director and the ASB Executive Council. We had meetings and spent copious hours planning Homecoming. Overcoming complacency in my executive council was one challenge I faced as I created problem solving dialogues with the members. Finally a viable plan was constructed, only to have our superintendent "shut it down" with homecoming just two weeks away. New plans were initiated then finally approved. Consequentially, Homecoming week was filled with a dynamic and energetic pep rally that included our cheerleaders,football players and the entire student body....   [tags: college entrance essay]

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Homecoming

- Homecoming “What kind of mother would leave her four kids in a parked car in a strange town and then just walk away. Maybe a mother who went a little crazy. But the Tilerman Kids—Dicey, James, Sammy, and Maybeth—couldn’t do anything to stop her. All they could do was watch as their mother blended into the Saturday morning mall crowd. It was their last glimpse they had of her. Now Dicey only thirteen would have to find an adult they could trust to take them ALL in so they wouldn’t end up in foster care....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Critique of The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter

- Critique of The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter The Dumb Waiter is a play that could be interpreted in many ways. It could be veiwed simply as a photo realistic slice of life drama or as a comical case study of a dysfunctional relationship. The dramatic action in TheDumb Waiter is relatively static. The two characters, Ben and Gus, do not change environments through out the play. Which leaves the audience to sit there and attempt to grasp what the scattered dialogue is talking about as opposed to focusing on the environment that surrounds them....   [tags: Papers]

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A Homecoming Truth - Original Writing

- A Homecoming Truth - Original Writing Carmen sat on the terrace. It was early morning and the Venezuelan sun was just starting to rise on the horizon; it was hotter than she expected it to be. The haze from the moist grass formed a thick blanket of mist over the jungle in the distance. She couldn’t believe she had actually made it there and now, here she was sitting in her abuela’s armchair pondering on where she could possibly go from here. Since she was old enough to question who she was, she always sensed that back in England, she hadn’t fully belonged....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of Bruce Dawe's Anti-War Poem, Homecoming

- An anti-war poem inspired by the events of the Vietnam War, Homecoming inspires us to think about the victims of the war: not only the soldiers who suffered but also the mortuary workers tagging the bodies and the families of those who died in the fighting. The author, Australian poet Bruce Dawe, wrote the poem in response to a news article describing how, at Californian Oaklands Air /Base, at one end of the airport families were farewelling their sons as they left for Vietnam and at the other end the bodies of dead soldiers were being brought home....   [tags: Poem Analysis, Poetry, Vietnam War]

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Homecoming by Bruce Dawe

- Homecoming by Bruce Dawe The poem 'Homecoming' originates from Bruce Dawe. Its journey depicts the aspects of war and its devastations upon human individuals. Using mainly the Vietnam War as a demonstration for its destructions. Within this poem Bruce Dawe dramatizes the homecoming of Australian veterans' bodies from Vietnam. This is clearly an anti-war poem, reproducing the sentiments of those who opposed the time when this war occurred. The poem starts of in what seems to be a monotone. With many simple verbs such as 'picking......   [tags: Poem Poetry Poet Bruce Dawe Home Coming ]

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Origins of Arrested Development in Various Characters From Pinter's "The Birthday Party"

- The intent of this paper is to make known the origins of arrested development in various characters from Pinter’s The Birthday Party, as well as the role of pain in the process of rebirth. The protagonist, Stanley, arguably suffers the most from arrested development, and his inability to mature in life can be attributed to his comfortable lifestyle and the lack of pain necessary to make him dynamic. Since the characters themselves do not realize that they are shiftless and suffer from arrested development, outside factors are introduced into the boarding house that will serve as catalysts for needed rejuvenation....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Essay on Homer's Odyssey: Foreshadowing the Homecoming

- The Odyssey: Foreshadowing the Homecoming The majority of the Odyssey is an account of Odysseus’ adventures trying to reach his homeland of Ithaka. Several of these adventures are false homecomings, the most prominent of which is his imprisonment on Kalypso’s island. This false homecoming is strikingly different from what one would expect of Odysseus’ real homecoming, but similar enough for parallels to be drawn between the two. Homer uses this false homecoming to foreshadow Odysseus’ true homecoming....   [tags: Homer Odyssey Essays]

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Compare The Homecoming and The Workbox by Thomas Hardy.

- Compare The Homecoming and The Workbox by Thomas Hardy. The two poems I have chosen to compare are, 'The Homecoming' and 'The Workbox' by Thomas Hardy. In the poem 'The Homecoming,' a newly married couple arrive home for the first time. The young bride is unhappy already in the marriage though the husband seems quite happy. In 'The Workbox,' however, it is not a new marriage and we see the husband giving a workbox he has made to his wife and the story behind it. There are many different themes and attitudes in the two poems and they are very closely linked, sharing some of the same ideas....   [tags: English Literature]

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Bruce Dawe's Homecoming

- Bruce Dawe's Homecoming Bruce Dawe writes of his experiences in the Vietnam War in the poem "Homecoming". By using many different language techniques he conveys his sadness and sympathy for the loss of the lives of the young soldiers. Repeated use of the pronoun "they're", hints at the impersonal relationship between the bodies and their handlers. Repetition of the suffix "-ing" in "bringing", "zipping", "picking", "tagging", and "giving", describing the actions of the body processors, establishes irony....   [tags: Papers]

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Homer's Odyssey: Themes of Homecoming and Reunion

- Theme of Homecoming and Reunion in Homer's Odyssey The theme of The Odyssey is one of homecoming and reunion with loved ones. Though the proem of the epic states that Odysseus' own purpose is simply the fight to save his own life and return his shipmates home safely, the gods of Olympus are the unknown captains of this journey. It is an epic story of the making of men, mainly Odysseus and Telemakhos. Homer methodically details the struggles set forth by the gods. The contests of Odysseus' wisdom, honor, piety and prudence....   [tags: Odyssey essays]

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Experience the Sound: Pep Rally Experience

- Experience the Sound “College is an everlasting memory that one will always cherish.” Many alumni have quoted these words to undergraduates in all different forms, whether they were speaking slang to connect to the younger folks or if they were speaking intellectually with vast vocabulary. However, any way these words were delivered, these words triggered in many minds, except mine. Howard University’s homecoming was October 22nd thru the 27th, 2013. A day after my eighteenth birthday was proclaimed to be turn up time for Howard’s students as well as graduates, celebrities, and especially local District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia residents....   [tags: music, homecoming, university]

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A Comparison of Homecoming and Before You Were Mine

- A Comparison of Homecoming and Before You Were Mine The poem ‘Homecoming’ is about the poet (Simon Armitage’s) wife’s childhood and about their relationship at present. The poem begins with the poet talking about his wife at nursery. The poet shows us that it is about a child by describing a character wearing ‘one canary – yellow cotton jacket’ as it signifies childhood. The child gets her jacket ‘scuffed’ and ‘blackened’ in the cloakroom and her mother makes ‘proper fist of it’....   [tags: Papers]

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Homecoming AQA Coursework This poem is a puzzle for the reader - there

- Homecoming AQA Coursework This poem is a puzzle for the reader - there are some things the poet has not told us. This poem is a puzzle for the reader - there are some things the poet has not told us, and without them, our reading of the poem relies on guesswork. This seems deliberate, as the first thing the poem invites us to do is to look at two things separately, then put them together. The poem is written mostly in the second person, addressed to “you”. This may at first seem to be the general reader, but later in the poem, Armitage writes “I” and “we” - and it seems that here he speaks to a particular individual....   [tags: English Literature]

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Narrative Essays: Hopscotch

- Hopscotch The next morning everyone was in good spirits. Sampson was a bit irritable because he didn’t have a restful sleep as he tried to keep one eye open as he guarded the camp. But he knew he had to keep an watchful eye on Suzanne because they were still within reach of the Ruby Tribe. He would get to rest better the next night. After everything was packed up they made sure the campfire was out and started back. It was a long hike and they knew it so everyone just paced themselves and moved forward....   [tags: homecoming, game, smoking]

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Accidental Death of an Anarchist and One for the Road

- In both Accidental Death of an Anarchist and One for the Road, Dario Fo and Harold Pinter respectively orient their stories around violent actions which are never truly witnessed on stage. Pinter has described One for the Road as bordering upon agitprop, and indeed, the play’s brutal yet vague examination of an interrogation is a hauntingly accurate portrayal of government-sanctioned torture. Given the violent nature of the story that Pinter creates, the script could very easily call for gratuitous amounts of unsettling and gory on stage interactions between Nicolas and the family he is interrogating....   [tags: Dario Fo, Harold Pinter, Unwitnessed Violence]

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Powderpuff Dance

- Almost all high school boys spend every day of their four years in high school working towards a reputation of a strong, manly man. Quite a lot of teenage boys find crossing any line of manhood obnoxious and trivial even for the sake of humor and school spirit. Homecoming week is full of events that are life-long memories for any student who attempts to participate along his or her fellow classmates and friends. One of the most exhilarating occasions during Homecoming week is the Powderpuff game when girls play flag football and boys perform as their cheerleaders....   [tags: High School Homecoming Tradition]

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Almost High : My Experience At The Homecoming Dance

- It's Saturday night and I'm in my snug but not skin tight blue spaghetti strap floor length dark royal blue dress, all ready to go out to a very fancy restuarant. Old Country Buffet. As my friend and I climb out of my car in a classy like fashion, we realize that the line to Old COuntry Buffet is at least 50 meters long. "Oh My God." I say as my lipstick chalked lips fall to the floor. Glancing over at a fast-food pizza restaurant, my friend and I look at each other. "Uh huh." We both say....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Crazy Love by Steven Pinker

- In Steven Pinker’s short informative article, “Crazy Love,” he defines the special effects love has on us as human beings, and the technique people use to look for certain spouses. Pinker claims that ever since the beginning of time love has driven humans to make verdicts they would not generally make. Love induces feelings not only of happiness, but of distress and irritation as well. Pinker begins to clarify how humans find a companion, and what they browse for in the opposite sex. He says that romantic passion, with its ideational fixation, mood swings, and intense need for signs of giving back is different from lust and long-term commitment....   [tags: effects of love, people]

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The Fall of Icarus by Pieter Bruegel

- The Fall of Icarus by the artist Pieter Bruegel depicts change that was occurring from the Medieval period to the Renaissance. Significance can be found within the word renaissance as it means ‘rebirth’. More importantly the rebirth that was occurring during that era was one where people were looking back to the classical past for inspiration for art pieces. The most elite artist but not people who were peasants as their daily life differed did this. Bruegel offers a perspective in his piece, Fall of Icarus representation of the new age of exploration which serves as an allusion to man’s potential is starkly contrasted with the depiction of Icarus that serves as an allegory for man’s limits,...   [tags: medieval period, renaissance, change]

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Goldstein And Pinker 's Theories On A Worldwide Decline Of Violence

- ... The violence that decreased in this period was that of raiding for land and resources by as much as five-fold. Pinker’s next era or trend in the historical decrease of violence starts around the end of the Middle Ages and extends into the 20th century. Called the Civilizing Process, it lasted for five hundred years, this was when fiefdoms and other fragmented groups and territories started to condense into kingdoms. These kingdoms had a single central authority and allowed a larger level of trading and commerce....   [tags: World War II, War, Violence, Cold War]

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Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Sons

- Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Sons Pieter Bruegel , usually known as Pieter Bruegel the Elder to distinguish him from his elder son, was the first in a family of Flemish painters. He spelled his name Brueghel until 1559, and his sons retained the "h" in the spelling of their names. Pieter Bruegel the Elder, generally considered the greatest Flemish painter of the 16th century, is by far the most important member of the family. He was probably born 1529, in Breda in the Duchy of Brabant, now in The Netherlands....   [tags: essays `papers]

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The World Is Not Falling Apart By Steven Pinker And Andrew Mack

- ... Headlines are what grasp the worlds attention, even if it’s not true. Headlines create audience awareness which promotes the reader to engage in the story. As a reader, the first thing my eyes are drawn to in an article is the headlines. Pinker and Mack use resources from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the FBI Uniform Crime Reports in order to get accurate data without using media and headlines. Bold, exciting, and even simple words convey the reader into buying the article just out of curiosity, that is how the media makes its profit, through casual wording and interesting ideas....   [tags: Crime, Psychology, Mass media, Mind]

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Analysis Of The Article ' Moral Instinct ' By Steven Pinker

- ... The first conflict arises, which is his social conflict between the Burmans and himself and the tension begins to grow. Orwell is not accepted by society since he is British, and this illustrates the background conflict to the audience. The foreground conflict is when “… an elephant was ravaging the bazaar. [Orwell is asked to]… please come and do something about it.” (87). It may seem like an odd job, but this is where Orwell’s actions prove him either as a hero or an abuser of power. The reason Orwell responds to the call is that he has that sense of the five spheres that Pinker discusses, and the one he is concerned about is “fairness” (78)....   [tags: Burma, George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant]

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Analysis Of Steven Pinker 's ' The Mind As A Computing System

- Speculations on the origin of the mind have ranged from ghosts to society. Each new theory brings about more speculation and disagreement than the last. Where the mind resides, where it came from and if the brain has any involvement with the concept are common questions that fuel theory paradigms. Those questions are also the foundation of the debate about the roll of experience versus the existence of innate capacities. Steven Pinker theorizes the mind as a computing system created by the brain to fill the gap between innate capacities and capacities missing using common sense and learned critical thinking skills....   [tags: Psychology, Critical thinking, Thought, Mind]

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Comparing Pieter Bruegel and Wislawa Szymborska

- Comparing Pieter Bruegel and Wislawa Szymborska How could the painter Pieter Bruegel and writer Wislawa Szymborska have anything remotely in common, when the fact is that four hundred years separate their works. A painting by Pieter Bruegel connects these two artists over four hundred years of time. Pieter Bruegel the Elder was born sometime between 1525 and 1530. Originally a student of Pieter Coecke van Alost, he was later accepted into the Antwerp painters' guild in 1551. In 1563 he married Coecke's daughter, and they later had two children....   [tags: Papers]

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The Woman Picking Olives by Vincent van Gogh and The Harvesters by Pieter Elder

- The Women Picking Olives is by Vincent van Gogh. The date is between 1889 and 1890.The Material is Oil on canvas and its sizes are 75 cm x 113 cm. The Harvesters painting is by Pieter Bruegel the Elder and it was created in about 1565. The Material is Oil on canvas. The sizes are about 116.5 x 159.5 cm. The basic picture on the Women picking olives painting is three women who are helping each other pick a weird object of a tree. From the title of the painting I would say the object is olives but the object doies not look like olivesThe object looks like a pumpkin but pumpkins don’t grow on trees....   [tags: painting, interpretation, trees]

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Comparison Between Teddy And Ruth

- ... Ruth and Teddy’s contrasting personalities are further made evident by their conflicting sentence structures. Ruth uses short blunt replies such as, “I’m tired”, “No.” this shows us that Ruth may not feel comfortable around Teddy and is annoyed by his persistence to make conversation. Teddy uses long sentences and often asks questions to Ruth in attempt to maintain conversation, “Shall I go up?” Ruth however often ignores these trivial attempts and treats them as rhetorical questions often ignoring Teddy....   [tags: Question, Rhetorical question, Interrogative word]

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Three Dimensional Pinters

- As the prices of 3D printers fall, the greater number of people across the world will have access to them. As more people have access, more people will print objects. As it happened years ago with music, people are going to pursue the cheaper, faster way of acquiring products rather than buying them directly from the companies that manufacture them. Although these companies could attempt to encrypt the files containing the information needed for 3D printing, they would never be able to fully prevent their illegal distribution with the rapid growth the 3D printing industry is expecting to have in the near future....   [tags: prices, encryption, illegal distribution]

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W.H. Auden's Musee des Beaux Arts and Pieter Bruegel's The Fall of Icarus

- W.H. Auden's Musee des Beaux Arts and Pieter Bruegel's The Fall of Icarus W.H. Auden and Pieter Bruegel were both keen observers of the ordinary. In Bruegel’s painting “The Fall of Icarus”, he is able to look past the tragedy of the death of Icarus and focus on the simple scene surrounding the event. Auden’s poem, “Musee des Beaux Arts”, has the same qualities: it glazes over the nature of tragedy, and chooses to instead examine the fact that life goes on while disaster occurs. Arthur F. Kinney highlights this idea of calm in the face of tragedy in a critical essay entitled “Auden, Bruegel, and Musee des Beaux Arts”....   [tags: Auden Bruegel Icarus Arts human nature Essays]

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Art History and Analysis

- While Still life with Apples and a Pot of Primroses by Paul Cézanne and Still Life with a Skull and a Writing Quill by Pieter Claesz vary in time period, and therefore style and composition, the message they portray is similar. Cezanne and Claesz differ greatly in technique, more specifically in perspective, brush stroke, composition and realism. Their separation in time does account for the discrepancies in technique but surprisingly does not affect the subject and message. The fact that Still life with Apples and a Pot of Primroses is a post-impressionistic piece effects its visual composition....   [tags: Paul Cezanne, Pieter Claesz, Art Pieces]

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The Tower of Babel: A Critical Analysis of the Paintings

- ... According to Genesis 11:1-4, “Throughout the earth men spoke the same language, with the same vocabulary … they said to one another, ‘let us build ourselves a town and a tower with its top reaching heaven. Let us make a name for ourselves, so that we may not be scattered about the whole earth” (Genesis 11:1-4). After God’s identification of what they were doing, “they are all a single people with a single language … this is but the start of their undertakings. There will be nothing too hard for them to do....   [tags: Pieter Bruegel the Elder]

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Analysis of the Tower of Babel Paintings

- A critical analysis of the paintings of the Tower of Babel directly suggest the perspective of the both, the translation and labor, that refer to the utopian spirit of social critique as well as to the resistance to the authority. The art paintings appear to embody an expectation of a multiplicity of tongues as a result of the harsh judgment from the Supreme Being. The Tower of Babel may not be a realized vision. It can be understood in an angle where the Utopian ideal was to be discovered. The Utopian discourse was presented in a manner that allowed the 15th century society to be skeptical of the movements of its compass bearers (Carmody 27)....   [tags: utopian spirit, babel, pieter bruegel, genesis]

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Twentieth Century European Drama

- Although there is broad diversity within modern European drama, there are parallels, common threads, and reactions linking them. This assortment of links is sometimes tenuous, at others blatant, but always in some form connecting plays from different European playwrights. The ‘theatre of the absurd’ contains works by many leading mid to late twentieth century playwrights including Pinter , who’s early plays revolved around such questions as the relationship between “the necessary and the possible or being and non-being” (Innes....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Compare the Endings in Two Different Theatre of the Absurd Plays.

- Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett are two of the biggest exponents of The Theatre of the Absurd. Both of their works present a world which cannot be logically explained, where the scenery, the language and the actions of the characters are almost incomprehensible and do not comply with the previously accepted norms of theatre. J.L Styan writes about Pinter. "His audience is made to feel, through an exquisite friction of nightmare and normality, the earthly need for security" (The Dark Comedy) I think this quote applies to Beckett too, however....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Infidelity, Unfaithfulness, and Modesty in "Betrayal"

- Infidelity, unfaithfulness, and modesty outline the surface of the play Betrayal written by Harold Pinter. From afar the relationships between the trio of characters seems normal but; when taking a deeper look, the correlations are noticeably dysfunctional. The three main characters, Emma, Jerry and Robert interact kindly, never seem to interrupt one another, ask innocent questions and do not, generally, inspect over much the answers. They help each other over the occasional awkward moments and talk when necessary....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Pitiful Human Condition Exposed in Endgame, Dumbwaiter, and The Horse Dealer's Daughter

- The Pitiful Human Condition Exposed in Endgame, Dumbwaiter, and The Horse Dealer's Daughter      The three stories, The Endgame (Beckett), The Dumbwaiter (Pinter), and The Horse Dealer's Daughter (Lawrence) all deal with the themes of repression, repetition, and breakdowns in communication. The stories show us the subjectivity of language and exemplify the complexities of the human condition.   Samuel Beckett arrived on earth in Ireland on Good Friday, April 13, 1906. He then spent the rest of his life wanting to be somewhere else....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Day Of My Senior Year

- ... Every senior cannot wait until homecoming week. A week of reminiscing over the past homecomings, visualizing the growth over the years, and a week of activities for the last time. Being that I won homecoming princess my junior year, I was confident I would be nominated. I came to the conclusion the way the year started off, my winning days were over. The first day of homecoming week, everyone had to nominate four girls to represent their graduation class. Rumor was, there were a group of girls that crossed my name out....   [tags: Democracy, Voting, High school, Crying]

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Theatre of the Absurd

- Theatre of the Absurd Essay. The Theatre of the Absurd originated from experimental Arts of the avant-garde in the 1920’s and 30’s. It highlighted the meaning of life and came about as a result of the Second World War. It was also a result of absurd plays having a highly unusual, innovative form, aiming to startle the viewers. In the Second World War, in the meaningless and godless post Second World War world, it was no longer possible to keep using traditional art forms and standards that had ceased being convincing....   [tags: English Literature]

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Spring Awakening, The Birthday Party, and Entertaining Mister Sloane

- Spring Awakening, The Birthday Party, Entertaining Mr. Sloane; despite the fact that Spring Awakening was written a century before The Birthday Party and Entertaining Mister Sloane, and The Birthday Party and Entertaining Mister Sloane were written a decade apart, all three of the plays have common themes underscoring the most sinister predilections of the human experience. Intentions are obscure, hypocrisy is commonplace, and distorted moralism is prevalent throughout all three plays. However, it is the exploitation within each play that resonates strongest within me, reminding me intensely of vampires....   [tags: distorted moralism, hypocrisy, exploitation]

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Character Flaws in Shakespeare’s Plays

- Introduction The main purpose of this paper is to examine Shakespeare’s characters and their flaws, comparing them with the modern characters written by Tom Stoppard and Harold Pinter. For that purpose, comparative analysis will be used in this paper. The results will show that nothing has truly changed since the Shakespearean era. People live in a corrupted society, influenced by poisonous doctrines. However, the paper shows that there are still hope for mankind, but only if people restore the moral compass....   [tags: William Shakespeare, plays]

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Odysseus By Homer 's The Odyssey

- In Homer 's The Odyssey, Odysseus is known as “the great tactician” (7.256). With the help of the goddess Athena, Odysseus must endure a challenging journey home after winning the Trojan War. Throughout Odysseus ' journey, he has to encounter and defeat many obstacles which prohibit his desired, speedy return home. During this journey, Odysseus learns that once he gets home, he will have to conquer the suitors who have invaded his home. These suitors have attempted to court his wife, raided his food supplies, and completely disrespected Odysseus and his household....   [tags: Odysseus, Odyssey, Athena, Iliad]

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Teaching Techniques: Developmental Characteristics and Learning Abilities of Children Ages 10-13

- Children aged 10 to 13 are far more independent than their younger counterparts. They already possess this special ability for abstract thinking, which distinguishes them from other groups of learners and also is an additional strength. Harmer (2001) says that the age is a crucial aspect of how and what to teach to higher primary school learners. He also says that learners of different ages have different needs, competences and cognitive skills. According to Harmer, it is broadly believed that children learn a second language faster than adults....   [tags: teacher, primary education, child development]

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Death of a contradictory salesman in the ambiguous birthday party

- Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman is a realist play which criticizes modern society; Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party is an absurdist play that examines human existence and language through deformed realism. There is apparently nothing common between the two plays; however, there is a similarity: contradiction and ambiguity are shown in the language of both plays. As I look into this issue, differences in the features and purposes of contradiction and ambiguity are found. By contradiction and ambiguity, I mean that many details in the plays are contradicting according to different conversations in different scenes....   [tags: Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman, play]

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Theatre of the Absurd and Samuel Beckett

- The world War II had pressed hard ‘The Absurdists’ as well as the ‘Existential philosophers’. They both got disillusioned and came to realize the emptiness of the human world. In retaliation to Ionesco’s criticism, Sartre criticized his ideas that he had put in his book ‘Rhinoceros’. According to Rosette C. Lamont, “Sartre’s criticism highlights a primary difference between the Theatre of the Absurd and Existentialism. The Theatre of the absurd shows the failure of man without recommending a solution” 10....   [tags: absurdism, existensialism, absurdists]

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Activities for Building Student Character

- 1. Background Nowadays, the insertion of character education into the education curriculum has become a hot issue. According to The Jakarta Post (22/05/09), character building has become a missing link in Indonesian curriculum. In which, it is stated that Indonesian curriculum which is focused on the students’ passing the National Examination has forgotten the core of education; that is to educate people into a physically, academically, and spiritually grown up. Ironically, Indonesia as a country that can create International Science Olympics gold-medalists is also the same country which ranks high among the most corrupt country in the world (Wisnu, 2009)....   [tags: Education]

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Comparing World War Two and Vietnam Veterans

- Introduction: “The last American soldier left Vietnam during the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975. For 2.4 million who served in Vietnam, there was no official homecoming. In June of 2005, Branson, Missouri held “Operation Welcome Home” for Vietnam Veterans. The parade and events were planned to provide the celebration and recognition they did not receive 30-plus years earlier.” (Vietnam: Homecoming) The veterans were able to see the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall and find the names of men they had known they had dies while serving....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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British Literature Lesson Reflection

- I Introduction Since my subject is British Literature, there has been a lot of thought regarding the priorities of the course. On one hand, my main aim is to help learners enjoy the artistic part of written language. On the other hand, I have been tempted by the idea of using my time to give a more language oriented lesson. The session used to write this essay is one of my first attempts to pursuit the second. When choosing the materials, I picked a short comedy written on the fifties (Pinter 2006, 1254-1259) basically because I thought It could be appealing to my teenager group....   [tags: Reflection]

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My Best Special Needs Preschools

- ... Page’s class. “You can do this, Piper. It’s really quite simple, you see. All you have to say is ‘Caleb, do you want to go to homecoming with me?’” Of course, it’s as I’m saying this that Caleb decides to come around the corner, so that he’s face to face with Piper and I. “Hey, Maddie,” he grins. “And Piper. You two talking about me?” And Piper completely gives it away, blushing and giggling. I know she’s going to pass it off, saying we were joking or something, then scurry away to class and never speak to him again....   [tags: Debut albums, 2005 singles, 2007 singles]

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The Dumb Waiter

- The Dumb Waiter The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter is a play that was influenced by Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. Pinter’s work is about two men, Ben and Gus, who seem to work together although no one really knows what they do. The play starts out with Gus trying to fill the void space that is evident by his actions. Ben is reading the newspaper and does not seem to notice the silence of the scene, but Gus is trying to find something to fill this silence. The setting is that of a basement room with no windows and a door leading outside....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Worldview of Research

- Worldview of Research According to Creswell (2007) in Quality Inquiry & Research Design, everybody sees the world of research from different perspectives. Therefore, the assumption of researchers who choose the qualitative methods approach reflects their own views on the subject matter at hand. Creswell suggest, “When researchers do this, their research becomes shaped by bringing it into the inquiry paradigms, views of the world. Creswell suggest when qualitative researcher views vary according to the beliefs they bring into their research, which represent paradigms” (pg....   [tags: Research Analysis ]

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War Poetry by Wilfred Owen and Other Poets

- War Poetry A popular theme for poets in the last century was war. Many famous poems were written about the two world wars, as well as the Korean and Vietnam wars. This essay will consider six poems with a war theme, three by Wilfred Owen and three by Australian poets. ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’, ‘The Send Off’ and ‘Insensibility (1)’ were written by Owen during the first world war to express his anti-war attitude. ‘Beach Burial’ by Kenneth Slessor, ‘Homecoming’ by Bruce Dawe and ‘Letter XV’ by Bruce Beaver are famous Australian poems about war....   [tags: Anthem for Doomed Youth The Send Off]

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The Virging Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

- Jeffery Eugenides’ The Virgin Suicides illustrates the life of the Lisbon girls through the eyes of the neighborhood boys who are obsessed with them. All their lives, the Lisbon girls where known as a single entity to those around them—they were never given a chance to express their individuality. Being known as the “Lisbon girls” by those around them, most people could not differentiate between the sisters. After Cecilia succeeded in committing suicide, the Lisbon group image was broken and the girls were seen and treated differently....   [tags: story and charcater analysis]

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Women 's Influence On The Odyssey

- Women play an influential role in The Odyssey. Women appear throughout the story, as goddesses, wives, princesses, or servants. The women in “The Odyssey” dictate the direction of the epic. Homer the blind creator may have contrived the story with the aim to depict a story of a male heroism; but the story if looked at from a different angles shows the power women have over men. The Sirens and women that posses the power of seduction when ever they are encountered take the men off their course, and lead many to their death....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Trojan War, Greek mythology]

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Women in The Odyssey

- Women play an influential role in The Odyssey. Women appear throughout the story, as goddesses, wives, princesses, or servants. The nymph Calypso enslaves Odysseus for many years. Odysseus desires to reach home and his wife Penelope. It is the goddess Athena who sets the action of The Odyssey rolling; she also guides and orchestrates everything to Odysseus’ good. Women in The Odyssey are divided into two classes: seductresses and helpmeets. By doing so, Homer demonstrates that women have the power to either hinder of help men....   [tags: Homer, Odyssey Essays]

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Comparing Odysseus and Gilgamesh

- Two men and their cities are they really that different. We have read two stories of so call hero and what they go through in their lives. In the following paper I would like to talk to you about Odysseus and Gilgamesh and how we can see them as either the same or different. Odysseus and Gilgamesh were two heroes from two different areas, but both were in search for the meaning of life, and have a story to tell about adventures. Odysseus and his city of Ithaca The Odyssey is a popular read because of the great adventures that Odysseus goes through on his return home....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays]

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Social Attitudes Toward Vietnam Veterans

- Social Attitudes Toward Vietnam Veterans I have always been interested in the Vietnam War and the results of “the longest war in America.” Therefore, I have decided to examine the social attitudes toward Vietnam veterans. Since I feel so passionately about the way that Vietnam veterans are viewed, the purpose of my paper is to inform others about the way that the veterans have been criticized and misrepresented. Personally, I hope to gain a further understanding of the attitudes and views towards Vietnam veterans, especially since my father is a veteran....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Graduation Speech: We are Prepared for the Challenges that Await Us

- Today completes the chapter of our lives that we have been comfortable with for the past 13 years. High school may be over, but we still have a long exciting way to go in life. From our four-year experience we will take with us the memories, good and bad, and relationships we have made with each other and the County High School staff. From these experiences we have learned and grown and will continue to do so. Growing up and moving on will be a huge part of our lives in the next few months. The decisions we will make come in-part from the choices we have already made....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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The Ugliness of War in Wilfred Owen's Dulce et Decorum est

- The Ugliness of War in Wilfred Owen's Dulce et Decorum est Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum est" is seen as a strong expression of the ugliness of war, and "an attack on the idea of war being glorious" (Kerr 48). It transmits an irritating clip, with full animation and in vivid colors, of embittered and battered soldiers marching to their death. It also, cogently presents a nightmarish vision of hell uploading all its demons into the root directory of an impoverished soldier who saw one of his comrades gassed to death....   [tags: Dulce et Decorum Est Essays]

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Asian Styled Restaurant: Strategies to Take Tea Café to the Next Level of Business

- SRATEGIES TO TAKE TEA CAFÉ TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF BUSINESS INTRODUCTION TEA Café is an Asian-styled restaurant located in Norman, Oklahoma. TEA Café is very unique to Norman and almost every Norman resident has experienced TEA Café. Ask any resident or student and they will brag about how good TEA Café is. However, TEA Café is currently not tapping into the student population here at the University of Oklahoma, thus missing out on an enormous audience. The purpose of this report is to provide realistic and achievable strategies to take TEA Café to the next level of business....   [tags: student body, growing a company]

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

- ... She shaved half of her head and on the weekends she has a show called “punk rocky” which is supposed to be a re-make of this show called the rocky horror picture show. She dates Charlie for a while but is controlling, and Charlie doesn’t really like her because he likes sam, a lot. The main idea of a book is that If you go someplace new, you probably won’t have many friends at first but not to let that stop you from doing your best and doing what you believe is right. To know that you will make friends and have a great time....   [tags: literary analysis]

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The Qualities of Odysseus in Homer's The Odyssey

- ... Odysseus displays courage in many events throughout “The Homecoming”. He shows courage when he takes the bow in his hand to try hitting the target despite what the suitors were saying: “Now flashed arrow from twanging bow clean as a whistle through every socket ring, and grazed not one, to thud with heavy brazen head beyond.” (The Test of the Bow, Page 429, Lines 216-219) He also shows courage as he says, “So much for that. Your clean-cut game is over. Now watch me hit a target that no man has hit before, if I can make this shot....   [tags: courage, intelligence, strength ]

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Summary of the Greek Play Agamemnon by Aeschylus

- Agamemnon by Aeschylus is an ancient Greek tragedy set in Argos. It begins with the homecoming of Agamemnon from the war in Troy and his wife’s Clytemnestra desire to kill him. The Herald begins a speech on line 493 on page 121 after returning from Troy. He is addressing the chorus and he reports about Agamemnon’s safe homecoming and tells the chorus what happened in Troy during the ten year duration which they were at war for. Aristotle’s theory of ancient Greek tragedies inspiring of both pity and fear is immensely seen throughout this passage....   [tags: Tragedy, Troy, Plot]

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Graduation Speech : Good Evening Everyone !

- Good evening everyone. For those of you who do not know who I am, I am Tiffany Perez. On behalf of the senior class of 2015 I would like to welcome you and thank you all for sharing this special night with us. Each one of you is here because you have impacted the life of at least one of our graduates and for that you all deserve a big round of applause (applause). When I heard that one person was going to be asked to give the Farewell Address at the Baccalaureate Mass I immediately knew I wanted to take this assignment very seriously and thought long and hard about how to go about this in a way that would be appropriate enough to please the teachers but would not be too boring- I mean approp...   [tags: High school, Teacher, Want, Education]

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