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The Crucible: John Proctor Is A Tragic Hero

... that a greater theme encompasses this downfall. Miller, as well as many other literary critics seem to convey that tragedy revolves around two universal aspects: fear and freedom. "The Crucible" is a direct parallel to the multiple ideals of tragedy and thus centers around John Proctor's fear and freedom while he exists as a tragic hero. The first stage in the process of establishing the tragic hero for Miller was relaying the characteristics of John Proctor. It was essential that Proctor be viewed as the so called "good guy" in the ...

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The Crucible: John Proctor And John Hale - Good Citizen Vs. Good Person

... man”, as a person rather than being an ideal Puritan citizen. He was very honest, moral, loyal to his friends and family, and was generous. The major difference between the two are good citizen vs. good person. The most important trait to prove that John Proctor was a good person was his honesty. In every scene in the play that John Proctor is in, his commendable honesty stands out. It didn't matter how much trouble he would bring himself into, his philosophy was “I may speak my heart” (Miller, p.30). Proctor's honesty eventually lea ...

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Death Of A Salesman: The Tragedy Of One Man

... The Marxist perspective is a viable reading of this drama but it does not truly define it as a tragedy. To better understand this piece of literature as a tragedy one should observe the psychological reading which depicts the tragedy of one man. Many people wonder if Willy is really responsible for his own death, or is he, as Luke Carrol put it in the Herald Tribune, " a pathetic little man caught in an undertow that's too strong for him." Willy Loman is bewildered by a capitalist system which drives it's men into frantic, all co ...

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Hedda Gabler: “Evaluate The Achievements Of Act I As Exposition”

... them are also introduced effectively. By careful examination of the text, we can formulate an understanding of Act I’s success as an exposition to Hedda Gabler. Most importantly, an exposition of a play must be able to establish some degree of suspense and dramatic tension. To such an end, Act I is relatively successful. Hedda’s pregnancy is hinted at : directly through Jorgen mentioning Hedda’s “blossoming” twice, and subtly through Hedda’s clothes which are indicated in the stage directions to be “loosely-fitting”, whi ...

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Death Of A Salesman Vs. Hamlet

... somewhat parallel those of Hamlet's. Hamlet, a rich young price of high moral estate suddenly has his joyous life ripped away from him when his father, Hamlet Sr., suddenly passes away. Though originally thought to be of natural causes, it is later revealed to him through his father's ghost, that dear old dad was murdered by his Step-Father, and also his Uncle, Claudius. Vowing revenge upon his Uncle/Dad, Hamlet begins to mentally falter and eventually, is in such a wild rage that he accidentally kills Polonious believing him to be h ...

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Macbeth: Appearance Vs Reality

... in order not to offend others around him. At one point in the play, Banqou and MacBeth find themselves in the presence of three weird sisters who make three absurd predictions. MacBeth leans toward believing them while Banqou says, "And oftentimes, to win us to do our harm, the instruments of darkness tells us truths, win us with honest trifles, to betray's in deepest consequence". (Act I, Scene 3) A thoughtful yet skeptical Banquo speaks his words here very carefully to MacBeth in order to remain honorable. He doesn't want to come ...

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King Henry IV And Joseph Strorm: Archtypical Fathers

... and grasp of his son through conversations with others. The King has a serious discussion with Prince Hal in act three, where he tells him that he is starting to behave in the same way as King Richard, and since he is acting this way, the people will not want him to be the King. The King has his own ideas on how he thinks that the Prince should live, and for that reason has made the relationship between them very difficult. If only the King would have been more accepting, the Prince could have lived more like himself. Joseph Strorm is a fa ...

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The Vietnam War And Hollywood Movies

... called The Green Berets made in 1968 with John Wayne the U.S. hero, represents a medic that takes care of a Vietnamese child. This symbolizes that Americans are kind to the Vietnamese but the Vietcong are mean and heartless. They don’t care who they kill, while the Americans are the "good" guys and care for other people. After ten years, The Deer Hunter was produced in 1978. Once again the same theme, Vietcong are cold-hearted and lower people than the Americans. In a violent game of Russian Roulette with the prisons of war (Americans), ...

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Essay On Impulsiveness In Romeo & Juliet

... to look out for Juliet and wanted to make sure she was ready. Though he did tell him to “woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart;/My will to her consent is but a part” because he was still not passing up this opportunity for his daughter. Capulet was also practical when Tybalt spotted Romeo during the Capulet feast, Tybalt wanted to do the impulsive thing and kill Romeo, but Capulet thought for a second about the consequences. Tybalt said “I'll not endure him” and Capulet told him emphatically “he shall be endur'd”(pg. 57, Line ...

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Julius Caesar

... and fertile ones are supposed to be able to bear more. It is also a supposed time of sexual glorification and happiness. Other scenes depict how throughout Rome, roaming the streets are mysterious sooth-sayers, who are supposedly given the power to predict the future. Dictating what is to come through terse tidbits, these people may also be looked upon as superstitious. In the opening scene, one sooth- sayer, old in his years, warns Caesar to "Beware the Ides of March," an admonition of Caesar's impending death. Although sooth-say ...

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Evening: Landscape With An Aqueduct: Typical Example Of Romantic Art

... the Romantic period. Not only was this true for the Romantics, they’re paintings also remain as their greatest creative achievement. (Janson,427-35) A classic example of typical art within this period is of “the first and undeniably the greatest French Romantic landscape painter, Camille Corot.” One of Corots one of the landscape paintings, which is alike to Gericault’s is “View of Rome: The Bridge and Castel San’t Angelo with Cupola Of St. Peters. Corot, throughout the course of a two-year trip in Italy, where he scouted the coun ...

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Masaccio: The Holy Trinity

... composition) is a tomb. Inside the tomb is a skeleton, which may represent Adam. The vanishing point is at the center of the masonry altar, because this is the eye level of the spectator, who looks up at the Trinity and down at the tomb. The vanishing point, five feet above the floor level, pulls both views together. By doing this, an illusion of an actual structure is created. The interior volume of this 'structure' is an tension of the space that the person looking at the work is standing in. The adjustment of the spectator to the pictured ...

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