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Stud Terkel’s Play “Working”

... hooker, the valet, and the schoolteacher; all these characters had expressed great talent when describing the hardship of their job. One of the character tales that really grabbed my attention was the Hooker. She has been a hooker ever since she was fifteen, and she got involved in the business while she was sitting in a coffee shop. One of her friends came by the coffee shop in a cab, and asked her if she wanted to make a quick two hundred bucks. And so, she did. At first, she was amazed at how easy it was to make a living as a trick ...

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Hamlet: Inner Turmoil

... works serve to meld literary casts for ages to come. This was his occupation, he wrote and directed plays to be performed. This was his sole form of income that we know of, it was his way of putting the bread on the table. If people did not like what Shakespeare wrote, then he would not earn any money. If the people didn't like what they saw, he became the starving artist. Shakespeare wrote these dialogues in such a manner as to entertain both the Nobility, as well as the peasants. The Shakespearean theater is a physical manifestation of how ...

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The Simpsons

... the immoral stories and ill-mannered characters of the cartoon, it is evident that affect children in harmful ways. Matt Groening took up drawing to escape from his troubles in 1977. At that time, Groening was working for the LA Reader, a free weekly newspaper. He began working on Life in Hell, a humorous comic strip consisting of people with rabbit ears. The LA Reader picked up a copy of his comic strip and liked what they saw. Life in Hell gradually became a common comic strip in many free weekly and college newspapers across the ...

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Macbeth: Macbeth A Moral Coward

... very loyal to the king in the opening scenes. This is shown in the quote "If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me, Without my stir". His ambition to be king dissolved his good nature and morality. When Duncan arrives at Inverness, Macbeth controlled his ambition for the time being and thought very firmly on the plotting of Duncan’s murder. A quote by Lady Macbeth stated "My hands are of your color; but I shame to wear a heart so white". When Lady Macbeth called him a coward, before you knew it, the murder was taking place. Aft ...

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The Crucible: John Proctor

... that suits John Proctor well. When Proctor tried to convince everyone that the girls were lying, was an instance of bravery because children were thought of as the vice of god and they were pure of blemishes. Proctor also fought the court trying to keep them from convicting his spouse even though nobody else would dare to do. Another quality that made him brave was when he confessed to the court that he had an affair with Abigail just to save his life. That John Proctor is brave, is obvious but ha can also be very extreme at some times. ...

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Donnie Brasco

... gambling problem, owes serious money to his bosses, has a son that is a junkie and has been passed up for promotion in the ring several times, as he is ready to get out of the game. This adds a lot to the character of Lefty. Al Pacino did a wonderful job of presenting this character. Lefty runs into Donnie and gets excited at the possibility of taking this young, vibrant kid under hi s wings. Donnie is soon introduced to all the key players of the Mafia as Lefty vouches his life on Donnie being a true mob player. Donnie picks up a lot abo ...

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Hamlet: Horatio - A Man Of Thought, Fortinbras - A Man Of Action

... ghost and Hamlet says " There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy" (1.5.166-168). This reveals Horatio's attitude to the audience. It shows that Horatio only believes in what scholars say. Study is his only purpose I life. He is admired and used by others for his knowledge, The audience becomes aware of this admiration when the soldiers use Horatio the speak with the ghost. Marcellus says "Thou art a scholar; speak to it, Horatio" ( 1.1.42). The soldiers need Horatio because he is ...

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Lady Macbeth

... he is ambitious,so she will have to make sure it happens.She sees her husbands goodnes as a sign that he is soft,so she prays to the evil spirit to make her hard and tough. She is a very determined woman and nothing will stop her until she gets what she wants.She psyches herself up by calling on the evil spirits to take all her feminity away and fill her with 'direst cruelty' so that she won't feel any remorse for what she is going to do.She wants them to make her evil enough to kill Duncan that night while he is staying in the cast ...

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The Powerful Persuasion Of Plebeians

... says "Had you rather Caesar were living, and die all slaves, /than that were dead, to live all free men?" (III, ii, 23-4). Then he says that if it were for his country that he would need to die, it should be with the same sword that killed Caesar. Brutus also tries to appeal to the audience's logical sense by describing the conspirators' motives and blaming Caesar for being ambitious. His main reason for the deed committed by his colleagues and him was their pride and duty to his country. Being general in his statements left the crowd to und ...

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King Lear: The Use Of Letters

... subplot in King Lear and it shows us that Edmund betrayed his brother. Edmund planned to destroy the love of Gloucester for Edgar, so Edmund can get what he wants. This false letter revealed that Edmund wasn't loyal to his family and he betrayed his brother. Another important letter that appeared on the stage is talking about French invasion. This letter was written to Gloucester. Gloucester decided to help Lear after he read the letter. Gloucester worried about Lear and this revealed Gloucester ‘s loyalty to the old king. Gloucester ...

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Hamlet: Growing Pains

... are marred by very human shortcomings. It is these shortcomings that Hamlet is a symbol of ordinary humanity and give him the room he needs to grow. The Hamlet that Shakespeare begins to develop in Act I is a typical mortal, bowed down by his human infirmities and by a disgust of the evils in a world which has led him to the brink of suicide. Hamlet voices his thoughts on the issue: ‘O that this too too solid flesh would melt...' (I. ii. 135). He is prevented from this drastic step only by a faith which teaches him that God has ‘fix ...

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Comparison Of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein To Movies And TV Show's Frankenstein

... a zombie moving very slowly. In T.V. shows and movies, Frankenstein was portrayed as being very stupid. He was unable to talk or read. The monster would just rome the world looking for people to torment. But, in the movie "Frankenstein, with Boris Karloff, the monster befriended a blind man. I think he had this friend because the man could not see the face of the monster. Mary Shelly's Frankenstein was very different from the movies and T.V. shows. For one thing the monster was not even called Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein was th ...

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