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Moliere's "The Imaginary Invalid"
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... he is really sick or if he is just imagining his illness. Therefore, the primary theme is Argan's internal struggle of body vs. mind. This theme is developed throughout the play into smaller themes such as masculinity versus femininity, greed versus love, and death versus life. Two of the major changes from the text to the play are Argan's degree of illness and his death. In the text, there are very few elaborate descriptions of Dr. Purgon's treatment. However in the play by Panych, there is no shortage of enemas and other "bathroom" related scenes. I originally thought this change was for comical purposes, but ...

Macbeth: Aristotelian Tragedy
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... These divisible sections must, and do in the case of Macbeth, meet the criterion of their respective placement. In an excerpt from Aristotle's "Poetics" it states: "The separate parts into which tragedy is divided are: Prologue, Episode, Exodus, Choric songs, this last being divided into Parodos and Stasimon. The prologos is that entire part of a tragedy which precedes the Parodos of the Chorus. The Episode is that entire part of a tragedy which is between complete choric songs. The Exodos is that entire part of a tragedy which has no choric song after it. Of the Choric part the Parodos is the first un ...

The Crucible: Evil And Greed In Man
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... to put a hex on his wife, Elizabeth Procter. When Betty awakens and confronts Abigail, about the spell, "You did, you did! You drank a charm to kill John Procters wife" (Miller 19). This quote allows the reader to become aware of the severity of Abbys ruthlessness. Her loathing of Mrs. Procter goes to such great lengths that she would go beyond the point of extremities. An example of her demonic acts, is when she mutilates her stomach with a sewing needle and claims it to be Elizabeth Procters voodoo spell. "and struck two inches in the flesh of her belly, he draw a needle outshe testify it were your familiar spirit ...

Does Romeo Behave Rashly While Juliet Shows Superior Judgement?
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... she "will look to like", meaning she will try and like him but only go as far as her mother wants. Juliet is not sure if she wants to marry Paris but she will consider it while she gets to know him. In other parts of the play Juliet is quite rash and acts thoughtlessly and very quickly. One example of this is when she wakes up in the tomb and finds out the Romeo is dead. She refuses to listen to Friar Lawrence's pleas, to leave the tomb and come with him to a nunnery. Instead she tells him "Go, get thee hence, for I will not away." She tries to poison herself but there is none left. When she hears the watch comi ...

How Do The Past And Present Effect Sexuality On Television And The Adolescent Mind?
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... What lessons can be learned the way that the American adolescence viewed sexuality ten to fifteen years ago? What can we learn now about the American adolescence and sexuality on network television? How will sexuality on network television effect adolescence for the future. What role does cable television play in the new sexual revolution of television. Is sexuality on television really a problem or is it just hype brought on by other outlets of the media and family groups? I will attempt to explore all these paths in the research paper. In 1985, every hour of every day an average of two to three acts ...

MTV And The Madonna Phenomenon
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... in her article on feminist criticism, Madonna is truly the ultimate television heroine. A discussion on contemporary popular culture and especially on media culture could never be complete without bringing up Madonna. She can be discussed in terms of feminism, ideology, hegemony and commercialism as seen in both Kaplan's as well as in John Fiske's article on British Cultural Studies. In order to properly explain how the “Madonna Phenomenon” has become such an important concept in media studies, one must look first at how influential MTV (music television) has become in the last decade. MTV addresses the “desires, f ...

A Developmental Study Of Alex In Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange
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... after a length scuffle with her, ends up giving her a blow to the head with a rather large, ceramic replica of an erect penis. When he leaves the outer gates of the complex, Dim surprises him by smacking a milk bottle against his face. His counterparts escape while little Alex is left bleeding and blinded to deal with the police. Upon interrogation of Alex, he discovers that the blow he delivered to the young lady was a fatal one. He is charged with first-degree murder and sentenced to 14 years in prison. While there, he befriends the resident minister and becomes a helper to his service. The minister, Alex soon di ...

Compare And Contrast: Oedipus And Othello
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... very similar. The two plays would both be presented on a thrust stage, which is a platform surrounded on three sides by the audience. Except for the backdrop which would have some element of scenery, the stage itself would be bare apart from a few scenic elements and props. Othello, like most of Shakespeare's plays, had what is called an abstract setting. That is a setting in which the locale may change rapidly, it may not be indicated by the script that it has changed, and was most likely suggested by a few props. Abstract settings place more emphasis on the language and the performer, which causes the specta ...

Romeo And Juliet: Overview
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... be like them more then a poorer person. Therefore Romeo and Juliet are influenced by this and marriage with a member of the enemy could result in being looked down upon in your family, cause even more anarchy between the two families or possibly banishment from your house. They are victims of this because if their families did know of this marriage, they would have had no reason to cover up or hide anything, and there would have possibly been peace between the two families. Evil fate played a major role in the lives of Romeo and Juliet because of all the things that could have happened differently, the events that ...

Characterization Of Reverend Samuel Parris In "The Crucible"
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... praying for his recovery. It is Parris who calls in Hale and other experts so that a cure may be found for his daughter. Once word got out that there were witch hunters in Salem all hell broke loose. As three warrants are sent out to arrest the supposed witches the long blood bath that is to follow is set into motion. During the trials Parris is sure to attack the character of every defendant leaving no one pure. When Frances Nurse brings a petition with 91 names on it, a petition to set Rebecca, Goody Proctor, and Martha Corey free Parris demands that all those on the list be called in for questioning. ...

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