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Claudio and Hero

The language between the two is also similar to fencing with tongues as Benedick describes Beatrice’s words as ‘a whole army shooting against me’. Benedick also describes her ‘words like daggers’ suggesting that her opinion injures him personally and not just his pride and the other characters notice this and decide that behind their masks […]

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The tragic hero

He suddenly gets up and pulls his pants up over his belly and goes to Marco)”. (Act 1, page 40) The way Eddie handles the newspaper reveals subtext and combines with the actions so show how he is feeling towards Rodolfo. He is frustrated and angered inside but is being nice to Rodolfo in speech […]

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Arthur Miller presents Eddie Carbone as a tragic hero

I think what is meant by this is that the people who were “justly shot” deserved to be so, but were shot “by unjustly men”, men other than the law who would not be in a position to carry out this justice in America. He says that the American way is more “civilised”, they now […]

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“Casablanca”

A discussion of the use of the camera and camera angles by Michael Curtiz in the film “Casablanca” Throughout history, the film industry has seen many directing styles and techniques. The early part of the 20th century saw a factory style of film production, but as the years went by, director’s began to employ new […]

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“Buffalo Bill Cody”

This paper reviews the life of “Buffalo Bill Cody”, the Wild West showman “Buffalo Bill” William Frederick Cody, also known as Buffalo Bill, was born into an anti-slavery family. He had a rough childhood, but despite this hardship he grew up to be an adventurous wild west showman, and achieve many historical goals. On February […]

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Heroic act

Research on bystander intervention suggests that guilt also plays a role in real life acts of altruism or heroism. Regan, Williams and Sparling (1972) found that subjects who already felt guilty about ‘breaking’ a confederate’s camera, were more likely to help a second confederate to collect her upset shopping bag. Thus, these studies suggest that […]

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Heroes in the World

Heroes fill the book Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella. Everyone has a hero in this book. For some people, thier description of a hero was not what another person’s was. Ray Kinsella got many signals telling him to go find different people and help them. His first message was “If you build it he will […]

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“A Street Car Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams Essay

An assessment of and reaction to the literary value of the Tennessee Williams’ book, “A Street Car Named Desire”, including a biography of the author Tennessee Williams’s playA Streetcar Named Desire contains more within it’s characters, situations, and story than appears on its surface. As in many of Williams’s plays, there is much use of […]

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A tragic hero?

Philo’s opening line to the play, “Nay, but this dotage of our general’s/ O’erflows the measure”, introduces Antony in such a way that his, flaw, that he lacks moderation, is already apparent. This is not the only view of Antony we see in the opening scene, we also hear he has a “captain’s heart” even […]

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