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Robert Browning's Poem My Last
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Chekhov employed an attitude similar to most nineteenth century short story writers, as he attempted to captivate the reader's attention through putting across concepts that would make it especially difficult for him or her to keep his or her state of mind. The lawyer and the banker both go through intense emotional and physical occurrences as they struggle to find their personal identity. The fact that the banker eventually comes to feel sorrow for his thinking is essential because the story provides readers with a turn of events as characters experience significant change as a result of observing that their previous perspective concerning the world was not necessarily accurate.

The moment when the reader becomes acquainted with the fact that the lawyer has won when considering his state of mind as he left confinement is essential for the short story. This concept and the fact that the banker starts to…

Object of Women in My
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That he was not the reason that her cheeks were glowing might have been something for him to investigate and improve their marriage; however, she was just a woman and why would he bother himself with such trifles.

In short, the duke can commit murder if he feels that his wife does live up to his expectations. Obviously, there are no ramifications for his behavior as he brags about the event and is very pleased to display the new and improved version of his wife that is under his complete control. e can see how women are also treated as objects in this poem. hen the Duke could have her the way he wanted her, decided to make her into something that would entertain him. e cannot say that the Duke did not love his wife. He is like Othello in that he loved her too well but she had…

Works Cited

Browning, Robert. "My Last Duchess." The Norton Anthology of English Literature. Vol. II. Abrams, M. H, ed. New York W.W. Norton and Company. 1986.

Charles Fort's We Do Not Fear the
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Charles Fort's We do not Fear the Father and Louise Edrich's the Lady in the Pink Mustang, what are the metaphors, similes and allegories in these two poems? How do they enhance the meaning of the poem?

A pink car signifies that she wants to be a girly-girly with a simple life, but the car, proud, and different. The car is a mustang, which is a wild, fast, and promiscuous creature. "The sun goes down for hours, taking more of her along than the night leaves with her," reflects the kind of empty work that she does during the night, and that she only belongs to herself in the day time when she is not performing. "It is what she must face every time she is touched, the body disposable as cups." Could the girl in the pink mustang be a stripper, a showgirl, or a prostitute? Regardless, she feels…

Browning versus Shakespeare Irony and Menace
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“My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning versus Shakespeare’s Sonnet 94:
Ironic Menace versus Sincerity
“My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning takes the form of a dramatic monologue, in which a duke describes his first wife to an emissary arranging for the Duke’s second marriage. The Duke displays a portrait of his last wife proudly, noting how beautiful she is, but also jealously states that she was too liberal with her smiles and that he resents how freely she acted towards other people, as if she valued her husband’s noble name on the same level as a commoner. Gradually, the reader becomes aware of the fact that the Duke is a murderer, and is speaking of his wife as a kind of warning to the representative of the family of his future, next bride. The cool and civilized language of the Duke is an ironic contrast with his actual actions. The…

Victorian the Significance of Love
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In the face of this awareness of human decline and despair the protagonist pledges love to his partner. This love is described as "true," which implies a love that is faithful and enduring and which can transcend the loss of faith in the world.

This vision or poetic image of loss of faith in human nature can be seen, albeit in a different light, in the work of Browning. An example would be the poem "Fra Lippon Lippi." In this poem the poet questions the nature of art and whether it should be true-to -- life or idealistic. The question is related to the way that art can best serve religious purposes and also refers to the gap between ordinary life and religious faith. The argument that runs throughout the poem is that the religious authorities are more concerned with appearances than expressing deep religious convictions.

Many of Browning's poems…

Works Cited

Arnold M. Dover Beach. 12 August, 2010.

Death of the Ball Turret Gunner by
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Death of the Ball Turret Gunner by Randall Jarrell Without knowing that a ball turret is small place in a B-17, we would not understand the central metaphor analogizing the mother's womb to the ball turret, which is essential to understanding that the poem is about the contrast between the warmth of a mother's love and the cold dehumanizing treatment of the "State" where he is just another soldier.

Common Ground by Judith Cofer Before reading the poem, the title seemed quite self-explanatory, I figured the poem would be about finding common ground between people, and in a sense it is, but the message, after reading the poem, is much starker. It is more about the inescapability of aging, the common links that tie generations as the young get old and realize the commonalities they share with their parents.

Hazel Tells LaVerne by Katharyn Machan Knowing the fairy tale helps…

Girls in Bikinis From A& p
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This skilled use of ironic prose is also observable in "A Jury of her Peers" by Susan Glaspell, as when the woman who has just committed murder tells the investigators: "after a minute...'I sleep sound.'" the tale depicts how a group of women gradually deduce, through small and simple clues, how Mrs. right killed her husband, and why. The women's observations are more astute than the male investigator's analysis, according to police protocols. The point of the story is not murder, but the fact that the murder's quiet wifely desperation has gone ignored for so long, and that only fellow female sufferers can see this sorrow after the fact. Likewise, the point of O'Connor's story, more than the lurid aspects, are the ways that families and human beings fail to connect and communicate with one another, before it is too late.

A naysayer might sniff and ask why use murder…

Works Cited

Glaspell, Susan. "A Jury of her Peers." 6 May 2007. 

Faulkner, William. "A Rose for Emily." 6 May 2007. 

O'Connor, Flannery. "A Good Man is Hard to Find." 6 May 2007.

Robert Browning Makes You Laugh
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Humor in Browning's ork

Robert Browning's work of poetry entitled "My Last Duchess" provides a description of a piece of visual art. Depicted within that visual art is a woman of some means: a duchess, in fact. The speaker of the poem is the individual that quarters and perhaps even owns this particular work of art. The speaker is directing his verbal sentiments to a guest who is viewing the poem. That guest is male. In describing this work of visual art, the speaker tells the listener a fair amount about the duchess. However, the speaker provides this information solely within the context of the visual representation, and does so as a manner of explicating certain facets of the work of art.

Evidently, the duchess had a look on her face as though she were pleased with something. The author dedicates numerous lines to explaining the fact that the Duchess…

Works Cited

Browning, Robert. "My Last Duchess." in Backpack Literature. Eds. Kennedy, X.J., Gioia, Dana.

Mulatto and the Myth of the Tragic Half-Breed
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Mulatto" by Langston Hughes is that the figure of the tragic mulatto highlights the contradictions of white society in his presence and person: both during the era in which the poem is set and also during the Harlem Renaissance when Hughes wrote. The significance of the work lies in the fact that for the first time blacks in America were able to have a distinct literary voice after being oppressed and denied literacy and social agency even after the end of slavery. "Hughes used his writing to reflect his thoughts about political injustices, racial oppression, poverty, the black experience, family, and work" (Flick 1).

The poem "Mulatto" is a dramatic monologue, a poem which is not narrated in the voice of the poet like a lyric work but instead assumes the role of another character, often one who is marginal and despised, like the murderer of Robert Browning's "My Last…

Works Cited

Flick, Amy. "Langston Hughes." Center for Working Class Studies. 2003. Web. 2 Apr 2015.

Hughes, Langston. "Mulatto." Web. 1927. 2 Apr 2015.

Nittle, Nadra. "The tragic mulatto myth." 2014. Web. 2 Apr 2015.

Count My Master as Per Your Request
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Count, my master,

As per your request, I have met with the Duke of Ferrara, Alfonso. His palace is most beautiful, with elegant furnishings that should please you, I think. His art collection is quite extraordinary, with commissioned portraiture, as well as larger pieces of bronze statue.

While the Duke and I were touring his massive estate, he took the time to show me the portrait of his former Duchess. She was young, and exquisitely beautiful, though not nearly as fair as your daughter.

The Duchess was young, as I said before, and it would seem that she was somewhat accustomed to flaunting her sexuality - her womanly wiles to men that she would encounter. The Duke recalled to me several episodes of her atrocious behavior - she would receive gifts from men, and these fools would be thanked by the Duchess in a manner similar to the way she…

Pippa Passes Robert Browning's Lengthy
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What many of these other people have to say about themselves and their situation an about the change of hear they may have now that they have heard Pippa sing could be fodder for a dramatic monologue in the way Browning would later shape that form.

The poem covers an entire day, New Year's Day, a day of remembrance and renewal, a day of change from one year to the next and from one state of mind to another. Significantly, then, Pippa's songs serve as a form of forced New Year's resolution for many of these people, making them rethink their lives and make a decision where before they could not. This story contrasts in some ways with that of Sebold and Ottima. The lovers now are Jules and Phene. Jules is the butt of a cruel joke by his fellow art students. He is inclined to leave Phene and…

Light Woman in the Poem
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This indicates that the friendship he refers to never truly existed in the first place. Indeed, in Stanza XIII, he has the audacity to make a claim for the "truth."

This, as the reader has come to expect at this stage, is only very brief. The only claim to truth is that the woman was indeed light. However, because of this very lightness, she claims not to have done any wrong. She disregards the feelings of the friend in favor of her own desires for life with the speaker. Her exclamation to "Never mind that youth" appears to echo the feelings of the speaker. The woman has done the speaker no harm, and he has not harmed her. Instead, together they have harmed the innocent friend and broken what friendship there might have been left for him and the speaker. "Never mind" here can therefore also be interpreted as "I…

British Poetry
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"The Sleeping Beauty" by Lord Alfred Tennyson uses several narrative techniques. The first of which can be seen in the second line of the first stanza. "She lying on her couch alone" (). The phrase uses incorrect English to change the tone of the poem. Although the poem does not try to establish a rhyming pattern in the BC in the first stanza with "grown" and "form," the two words sound well together as though they rhyme. The pattern however is ABABCDCD with BC sounding like they should rhyme. All the "slumberous light" uses personification to describe light.

Many of the lines within the first stanza are filled with imagery of this woman: "A braid of pearl" and "rounded curl." She is so beautiful and magnificent that even the smallest things she does are explained or described on a grand scale. She is the epitome of beauty and wears the…

Speaker's Worldview William Blake's Worldview
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The child's presentation of his naive question that is asked without any expectation of an answer conveys an innocence over the entire poem.

In the second stanza, however, the imagery is not quite so clear, and the images become more analogy than picture, but the analogy represents innocence and purity. In the child's answer about who made the Lamb, the child describes the creator as both a child and a Lamb. Commonly, children are thought of as innocent and pure, as are lambs (the children of sheep, if you will) considered harmless and docile. In Christianity, Jesus often refers to a child-like state or a child-like mind as the most innocent and teachable mindset to have. Also in Christianity, lambs are considered innocent and blameless, at times in need of love and guidance. Indeed, the child in the poem explains it best when he says that the Lamb's creator "became…

Works Cited

Blake, William. "The Lamb." Songs of Innocence. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1971.

Victorian Childhood and Alice in Wonderland
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Alice in Wonderland as Victorian Literature -- Being a child in Victorian England was difficult. They had to behave like the adults did, follow all rules, they had to be seen but not heard. Children, however, are naturally curious; unable to sit for long periods of time, and as part of normal cognitive development, consistently asking questions about the world. In fact, childhood is the period when a child acquires the knowledge needed to perform as an adult. It is the experiences of childhood that the personality of the adult is constructed. Alice's adventures, then, are really more of a set of curiosities that Carroll believed children share. Why is this, who is this, how does this work? and, her journey through Wonderland, somewhat symbolic of a type of "Garden of Eden," combines stark realities that would be necessary for her transition to adulthood.

For Victorians, control was part of…

Sander, David. The Fantasic Sublime: Romanticism and Transcendence in Nineteenth-Century Fantasy Literature. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996.

Thacker, Debora and Jean Webb. Introducing Children's Literature. New York: Routledge, 2002.

Walker, Stan. "Novels for Students: Alice in Wonderland." 1999. .

English Lit an Analysis of
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Even physical relationships are prone to dissolution -- as ebster shows: the lovers are murdered one by one. ebster and the other Jacobeans appear to pine for an era of old world spirituality -- for the new modern world, while full of scientific inquiry and triumph (see Bacon), lacks that sensitivity of soul that could effect true and real humility.

3. For, however, a complete and masterful representation of the many facets of human nature in all its strengths and failings, one need look no further than to the works of Shakespeare, which span both Elizabethan and Jacobean eras. For the folly of kingly pride, there is Lear. For the bitterness of ambition on the murdered conscience, there is Macbeth. For the nature of love and the relationship between man and woman there are the marvelous sonnets 116, 129, and 138: all three of which tackle the subject from a…

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Eliot, T.S. "Whispers of Immortality." American Poems. Web. 27 July 2011.

Elizabeth I. "The Golden Speech." The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Eight

Edition. (M. H. Abrams, ed.) W.W. Norton, 2006.

Shakespeare, William. "Sonnets 116, 129, 138." The Norton Anthology of English

Interpretation of Witkacy's Play Shoemaker's
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Shoemakers -- a Philosophical Approach

Stanis-aw Ignacy Witkiewicz, also known in the dramatic circle as Witkacky was born in the year 1885, his father being Stanislaw Witkiewicz. He was famous widely for his many talents including his talents as an admirer of art hence making him a very sound critic in the field; he was also a painter and the introducer of the Zakapone style of painting. He discovered his drama writing skills later on in life, but in his earlier years he was an army officer for the Czarist army. He left Poland before the ussian war but later came back once the revolution had been achieved, which motivated him to take painting seriously. This was when his talent for art and appreciation for human psychology was first observed, he was starting to become known as the artist who was able to pinpoint the internal emotions of his models…


Dukore, Bernard F. "Spherical Tragedies and Comedies w I t h Corpses: WI t k a c I a n Tragicomedy." Modem Drama, Volume XVIII, number 3, September 1975.

Gerould, Daniel C. "The Playwright as a Child: The Witkievvicz Childhood Plays." Yale / Theatre, volume 5, number 3. 1974

Gerould, Daniel C. And C.S. Durer (trans.). Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, The Madman and the Nun and Other -Plays. Seattle and London: 1968.

Gerould, Daniel C. (ed.). Twentieth-Century Polish Avant-Garde Drama. Ithaca: 1977.

Independent Readings Between 1865-1910 Expanding
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And .E.B. Booker T. believes that education should be limited to the practical realm, as jobs are available cooking and farming. .E.B., however, argues that a person should be able to study whatever he wants. Another element of the back-and-forth argument is that Booker T. says that the fight for civil rights (and the right to vote) is not as valuable as working hard to get money and buy property. .E.B. comes back by saying that property is useless if there are not educated black people who can protect the land that others earn. He also alludes to lynching, by saying that money does not protect a person against the "rope" or "fire."

In the poem, there is a pattern of end-rhyme, where the last words of couplets rhyme (i.e. cheek/Greek, look/cook). In addition, there is a refrain of a pair of lines which occurs at the beginning of the…

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Anthony, Susan B. "On Woman's Right to the Suffrage." Ed. William Jennings

Bryan. The World's Famous Orations. Vol. X. New York: Funk and Wagnalls,

1906. Great Books Online. 2003. Web. 10 Apr. 2011. .

Harte, Francis Bret. "The Outcasts of Poker Flat." The Luck of Roaring Camp, the

Victorian Women During the Victorian
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Meanwhile, Melmotte introduces Marie into the matrimonial arena at an extravagant ball for which, in hope of favors that will come, he gains the patronage of several duchesses and other regal individuals. Marie, believed to be the heiress of millions, has many highly placed but poor young noblemen asking for her hand in marriage. She falls in love with Sir Felix Carbury, who is the most shady of them all. Felix's interest in Marie has nothing to do with love, but only with her wealth. This behavior is expected, since he is just following through on all that he has been told while growing up. He has learned his lessons well. His mother commends him often for winning Marie's heart, even if it is for the wrong reasons.. As Trollope writes:

It was now his business to marry an heiress. He was well aware that it was so, and was…

Books Cited

Austin, J. Pride and Prejudice. Retrieved August 25, 2007. Retrieved August 25, 2007.

Chopin, K. "Story of an Hour." Retrieved August 25, 2007. 

Eliot, G. Middlemarch. Retrieved August 25, 2007.

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. "Yellow Wallpaper" Retrieved August 25, 2007

Porter's Five Forces of Competition
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In fact, many of them are more likely to make sure that as much space is provided when it comes to taking over the Internet. For example, these individuals want to make sure that they are likely to get what it is they want by having a Web presence. This means that they are going to do everything possible to have as many contacts as possible from off the Internet in order to get as much revenue as possible that it could lead to a monopoly. In essence, if a monopoly does occur, then they are going to face breaking the law in the process. Furthermore, privacy issues are concern because of how much of a giant they have become since the inception of the organization as of 2004 (Facebook, 2011d).

By studying Porter's Five Forces, one learns that Facebook is an MNE that is as big as Google. They…


Facebook. (2011a). About Facebook. Retrieved June 25, 2011, from Facebook: 

Facebook. (2011b). Statistics. Retrieved June 25, 2011, from Facebook: .

Facebook. (2011c). Timeline. Retrieved June 25, 2011, from Facebook: .

Facebook. (2011d). Executives. Retrieved June 25, 2011, from Facebook: .

Eleanor of Aquitaine the Power
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Eleanor and Henry did not live "happily ever after," though, and King Louis was reportedly enraged that the marriage went forward without his consent which the king would undoubtedly have refused to given had he been asked anyway.

A historian of the day, obert de Torigny, noted that it was unclear whether the Eleanor and Henry's marriage was the result of spontaneity or if the two had actually colluded to achieve this result. Cavendish points out that one of Eleanor's most recent biographers, Alison Weir, believes that Eleanor and Henry had been conspiring ever since they had met in Paris the year before and Eleanor had deliberately encouraged the annulment of her marriage to Louis. "Either way, when Henry succeeded to the throne of England in 1154, the effect was to give the rulers of England a domain in France stretching from the English Channel to the Pyrenees and covering…


Anderson, Carolyn. 1999. Narrating Matilda, 'Lady of the English,' in the Historia Novella, the Gesta Stephani, and Wace's Roman De Rou: The Desire for Land and Order. CLIO, 29(1): 47.

Barratt, Nick. 2004. Lackland. History Today, 54(3): 32, March.

Black's Law Dictionary. 1990. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Co.

Cavendish, Richard. 2002. Eleanor of Aquitaine Marries Henry of Anjou: May 18th, 1152. History Today, 52(5): 64, May.

Eliza Doolittle and Her Problems
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Eliza Doolittle and Her Problems

At the outset one has to understand that Eliza Doolittle is a character created by George Bernard Shaw, a famous English playwright and to understand her we have to start with Shaw. He was the third and the youngest child of George Carr Shaw, and Lucinda Shaw. He was supposed to have been part of the Protestant group that was rising in England at that time, but he did not succeed in life. He was first prematurely pensioned off from his civil servant job and then he became a grain merchant. Even in that he was not successful and that led to George Bernard Shaw being raised in an atmosphere of genteel poverty. This was felt to be more insulting by him than being poor.

Yet Shaw developed well and became well versed in music, art, and literature. This was due to the influence of…


George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950. Retrieved from  Accessed on 26 May, 2005

Guthrie Theater: Study Guides. Retrieved from ; id_study_category=3 Accessed on 26 May, 2005

Pygmalion. Retrieved from Accessed on 26 May, 2005

Shaw, George Bernard. Britannica Nobel Prizes. Retrieved from  Accessed on 26 May, 2005

Technology for the Deaf His
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Three years later, the company improved its picture clarity and introduced the "emotional intonation" feature, considered important components of visual language. ut at present, only 10% of the deaf and hard-of-hearing know about VRS. The Internal Revenue Service refuses to accept VRS calls. And VRS can be performed only with high-speed internet access. ut companies, like Sorenson, provide videophones for free. Those who have no high-speed internet access or a videophone may use IPP relay. It is similar to the outdated TTY but performs faster and more smoothly. The deaf user types his message on a computer.

For the working deaf who need to use the telephone, Able Planet launched the wireless device. This is a telephone and a hands-free set for a cell phone to address these difficulties in the use of a telephone. The technology enables wireless communication with a telecoil in hearing aids. At the same time,…


Associated Press. Hearing Impaired Get Help with Wireless Device. Deseret News:

Deseret News Publishing, 2003. Retrieved on October11, 2009 from;col1 

Bergstein, Brian. IBM Develops Virtual Deaf Interpreter. Oakland Tribune: ANG

Newspapers, 2007. Retrieved on October 11, 2009 from;col1

New York State Police An
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The complete selection process consists of a written examination, on which a candidate must score above a certain percentile and be ranked accordingly, a physical and psychological evaluation, a background investigation and polygraph rest, and a medical examination ("Selection Process," NYSP Recruitment Center, 2008).

The training process

The basic school of training for New York State Troopers is 26 weeks of residential training, cumulating 1,095 hours of training. Classes are given to recruits in a number of areas, including police skills, police science, operations and public interaction relations. The areas of education span a wide array of issues, to include firearm training, first responder and emergency vehicle operations, criminology, DI enforcement, domestic violence enforcement, department policy on sexual harassment, how to make an arrest, and penal and constitutional law, amongst other topics. Some of the areas of instruction are expected and traditional, such as how to minimize the use of…

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Basic School Curriculum." NYSP Recruitment Center. 1 Apr 2008. 

Field Training." NYSP Recruitment Center. 1 Apr 2008. 

NYSP Division of Police: History." NYSP. 1 Apr 2008.

Qualifications for New York State Trooper." NYSP Recruitment Center. 1 Apr 2008.

King George III George III
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Instantly after the House of Commons passed it George official temple of Lord to notify them that he would look upon any peer who designated him will be as his rival. The bill was discarded by the Lords, thus after three days, the Portland ministry was dismissed and William Pitt the younger was chosen as a Prime Minister. For George III, Pitt's selection was a great success. The King thought that the whole situation confirmed that he still had the authority to choose Prime Ministers without having to rely on any parliamentary assembly. All through the Pitt's ministry, George keenly encouraged many of his political plans. To help Pitt, George planned to make new peers at an unparalleled rate. The new peers swamped the House of Lords and permitted Pitt to uphold a stable majority. Throughout Pitt's ministry, George III was tremendously popular. The public reinforced the investigative journeys toward…


Wikipedia. George III of the United Kingdom. December 5, 2007 Wikipedia Foundation, Inc. December 6, 2007 at

Shakespeare Richard III
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Duke of Gloucester

Shakespeare's ichard III, The Duke of Gloucester, may not bear much resemblance to the real king in character and appearance but in this play, he is certainly the most dominant and a fully developed figure that serves as both the protagonist and villain of the play. For critics, it is hard to decide whether ichard III can actually be called a tragedy because here the protagonist appears less a tragic figure and more a vain, cruel and malicious king who was ruthlessly ambitious and killed people not for the love of his country, as most other tragic kings did, but advance his own objectives.

It is widely believed that Shakespeare's ichard III was based on Sir Thomas More's description of the king. Other historians have often described him as a courageous and warm king, a description widely different from the image we get from Shakespeare's play. In…


1) Sir Thomas More, The History of King Richard III, ed. By R.S. Sylvester (1963), pp. 7-8

2) Harrison, G.B., ed. Shakespeare: the complete works. New York: Harcourt, 1968

3) Donna J. Oestreich-Hart "Therefore, since I Cannot Prove a Lover." Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900. Volume: 40. Issue: 2. 2000. 241.

Charterhouse of Parma Stendhal
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Stendhal's The Charterhouse Of Parma:

The misreading and misleading of innocence in a corrupt world

My Relation to the Text

The French author Henri Marie Beyle, usually known throughout his fictional writings as Stendhal, is often called one of the founding fathers of the novel. The Charterhouse of Parma is widely considered to be this French author's masterpiece. Although Stendhal is more famous for his tale of the rise and fall of the adolescent Julian Sorrel, in his earlier novel called The Red and the Black, many critics consider the novel The Charterhouse of Parma to be his most sweeping and compelling work, a tale of military prowess and court intrigue in Napoleonic France.

The first story 'arc' of The Charterhouse of Parma chronicles the exploits of Fabrizio del Dongo, a young aristocrat so determined to fight and so entranced by the example of Napoleon, he hardly cares what side…

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Stendhal. The Charterhouse of Parma. New York: Penguin Classics, 1958.

Stendhal. The Red and the Black. Signet Classic, 1970.

Robert Frost Poetry
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oad not Taken, obert Frost uses the setting, mood, and characterization to help illuminate the theme of choice symbolized by the road not taken.

The poem uses various literary devices to describe choice.

The poem is set in the woods, where two roads diverge.

The setting is symbolic.

The roads represent choice.

The poem has a contemplative mood.

Each of the choices is appealing

The traveler knows that choosing one road means choosing not to follow the other road.

The poem has a complex structure with:

Four five-line stanzas;

ABAAB rhyme structure;

Iambic tetrameter; and D. The use of some anapests.

Frost uses an unnamed narrator in the poem

A. Old enough to have made choices

Not an old person because the narrator expects to age

Poetry Analysis: The oad not Taken by obert Frost

In The oad not Taken, obert Frost uses the narrator's voice to describe a man…


Frost, R. (1916). The road not taken. Retrieved May 19, 2014 from Poetry Foundation website:

Romantic Poet the Characteristics of
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In O'Connor short story, "A Good Man is Hard to Find," the antagonist is an outlaw, in keeping with the frequent use of alienated members of society in Romantic poetry and literature. The alienated member of society is contrasted with the crass materialism and superficiality of the family the Misfit kills. The child June Star is so poorly brought up that she says: "I wouldn't live in a broken-down place like this for a million bucks!" To the owner of the roadside restaurant the family stops at, and is punished dearly for her transgression by the author O'Connor with death.

Yet the grandmother, upon hearing of the story of the Misfit says: "hy you're one of my babies. You're one of my own children!" The grandmother is said to "reached out and touch" the Misfit him on the shoulder, but the Misfit is said to have "sprang back as if…

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Hughes, Langston. "The Negro Speaks of Rivers." December 11, 2008. 

Hughes, Langston. "Negro." Poem Hunter. December 11, 2008.

Parody in Alice's Adventures in
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The natural hatred between mice and cats is reflected in the mouse's expressed anguish against Alice's amazed narrative of cats in her world: "Let us get to the shore, and then I'll tell you my history, and you'll understand why it is I hate cats and dogs." This simple line carries with the weight of the history of social inequality: Carroll endeavors his readers to look into history how inequality has become a long tradition encouraged and perpetuated in human society by people with self-interests. In this example, grown-ups become symbols for the wealthy people who continually oppress the poor in order to gain control over society.

In the same respect, Carroll's expression of disdain for grown-ups as shown in "Alice's" also illustrates his disagreement over his protagonist's 'growing up.' Alice's transformation to being a giant is both a pleasant and unpleasant experience: as a giant, the possibilities of doing…