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The idea of a character feigning madness is not foreign to great literary works; in fact, many authors use it to show the sanity of the character. Odysseus shows his sanity by pretending to be mad in Homer's The Iliad to avoid going to war. If his plan had been successful, he would have stayed safe at home, away from the dangers of war. The idea of feigning madness is also apparent throughout Shakespeare's Hamlet. The tragic character puts on an act after he is told of his fath

"All men are created equal" is one of the declarations that American culture is built on. This declaration means that all men no matter of race, religion, or creed are equals in the eyes of society, as well as the law. This was not always true in history, especially not in Shakespeare's day and age. During this time, society had levels of classification where men were considered "superior" to other men. Shakespeare gives us a taste of this hierarchical culture through

"Thunder and lightning." This is the description of the scene before Act I, Scene I, line 1. The thunder and lightning represent disturbances in nature. Most people do not think of a great day being filled with thunder and lightning. The first witch asks in line 2 about the meeting with Macbeth, "In thunder, lightning, or rain?" The meeting will also be filled with these disturbances. As well as "Hover through the fog and filthy air" line 11). The weather might personify that

Throughout many of Shakespeare's plays, a tragic hero is identified; a heroic figure that possesses a character flaw that leads to his defeat. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, there has been controversies over who is actually the tragic hero. Many people agree that Marcus Brutus is the tragic hero. However, others argue and identify Julius Caesar as the tragic hero. After examining these two characters, a conclusion is easily drawn. Brutus is the tragic hero of this play because wh

The definition of the word vengeance means to act or instance of infliction injury in return for an injury or harm done. Vengeance causes one to act blindly through anger, rather than through reason. This act plays a very important part in Hamlet. Many people have their own reasons to have vengeance on another character in this classic tragedy written by William Shakespeare. In this film the three main characters that demonstrate vengeance include King Hamlet, Laertes, and Hamle

Out of all the main characters in Julius Caesar, I chose Antony to write about simply because he is so interesting. The first personality trait he shows is obedience, as revealed in Act 1 Scene 2. In lines 9-12, Caesar tells Antony, "Forget not, in your speed, Antonius/To touch Calpurnia; for our elders say/The barren, touched in this holy chase/Shake off their sterile curse." In lines 13-14, Antony replies with, "I shall remember/When Caesar says 'do this,' it is perform'd"

Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's plays about tragedy. It is about two lovers who commit suicide when their feuding famillies prevent them from being together. The play has many characters, each with its own role in keeping the plot line. Some characters have very little to do with the plot but some have the plot revolving around them. Friar Lawrence does not have very much time on stage but the time he does have is crucial to the plot line. Through his words Friar Lawren

Romeo and Juliet, one of the best love stories of all time, was written by the world famous author Shakespeare, in the early 1600s. The story was a major hit. Everyone loved it. Two men, named Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann, loved the tragedy so much that they decided to share the story with the rest of the world. In 1968 Zeffirelli directed his version of Romeo and Juliet. Then, in 1997 Luhrmann version was produced. Both movies told the tragic tale of two star-crossed lovers t

Brian Gorman 10/09/00 Business Organization and Management Prof. Cremins Hasbro Inc. Corporate Profile The twentieth century, especially the past fifty years, has certainly been a time of enormous change. Products have changed, the business of manufacturing and marketing toys has changed and the needs and desires of consumers who buy toys have changed. The majority of the world’s toys are now manufactured in the Far East. Perhaps the greatest change in the toy industry has