How far do you agree that Oliver Cromwell led an evil regime but left a great ideal? For centuries there has been a debate as to whether Oliver Cromwell was a murderer and a tyrant or a conquering hero. As a very religious man who relied heavily on signs he thought were of God to take action, Cromwell’s strongest wish had always been to get to an agreement before having to resort to more ruthless means to achieve his goals. Thus, it could be argued that the demonization of Cromwell is only well-founded and deserved in the eyes of those who suffered the consequences of his acts, or lack thereof. However, his actions, for better or worse, shaped the future of the land, which no English ruler had ever achieved.
In Thomas Jefferson’s “Declaration of Independence,” he uses rhetorical devices to convey his purpose which is to say that colonies have decided to break their bond with the King and Great Britain and to explain their reasoning. One of the devices used the most to convey his purpose was parallelism. Jefferson also uses repetition to make his reasons clear. Some might think that his use of restatement further makes his points clear; however, they are wrong. Jefferson uses rhetorical devices like parallelism and repetition to explain the reasonings of the Colonists decision to break their bonds with the King and Britain.
The reader empathises with Shakespeare’s Prospero as he is robbed of his birthright and cast “Out of dukedom… and Milan” (1.2.126). Cesaire highlights Prospero’s hypocrisy by conveying that he is ready to “take possession” of the lands he has located however, complains about Antonio and Alonso committing acts similar to those he is to perpetrate (Cesaire 7). As they expose him as a sorcerer to the priests at the Holy Office to gain control of the throne as well as acquire his “yet-unborn empire” (Cesaire 7). Through this alteration Cesaire undermines and disqualifies Prospero’s victimhood, thereby preventing the reader from empathising with him. Cesaire utilises the use of Kiswahili by Caliban double fold, firstly as a means of empowering the character of Caliban by decentralising Prospero’s influence on his sense of identity.
In the twenty-first century, the plays of William Shakespeare may at first appear dated and irrelevant: they use archaic language, are set in the age of Kings and Queens, and the Kingdom of England. However, it would be plainly mistaken to construe that Shakespeare’s works do not still remain integral to a twenty-first century society. Shakespeare’s plays gave the words and expressions one uses every day, revolutionized the art of theater as it was known, and forewarned about issues that would unknowingly still apply centuries later. Therefore, Shakespeare has had a profound effect on our lives by enriching our language and culture, as well as providing ideas that would still apply five centuries later, and it would thus behoove us to learn
When Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography was published in the eighteenth century, it reflected Franklin’s uncommon and advanced mindset during this time, considering that during this time humans were hanged for doubting the Revelation. In his Autobiography Franklin expresses skepticism towards religion and explains why he does not commit himself to one particular faith. However, Franklin respects the freedom of religion and highly promotes moral and virtues behavior. Franklin discusses his reflection on religion and the distinction between organized religions and beliefs that are not bound to religious systems. He stresses that organized religion and sects are more focused on following specific rules and practices, than concentrating on really
Medieval Drama Short Paper Christopher Marlowe, an alleged atheist and play writer, presents a conflict of morality in his play, The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus. Morality plays were too familiar in Europe, where they presented biblical subjects and a moral lesson about good conduct. Religion and magic was a topic of significant importance during Elizabethan time, but also the topic of the emerging Renaissance world. The Renaissance, meaning “awakening,” movement originated in Europe and later spread all throughout. The Medieval world put a great significant importance on God, placing him in the middle, forgetting the natural world.
In William Shakespeare 's dark comedy Measure for Measure, an aspiring nun, Isabella, has a brother who is sentenced to death for the crime of “fornication” and she is faced with an impossible choice of trading her virginity or letting her brother die. This play is one of the many that was created during the Elizabethan era. Shakespearean theatre refers to the theatre of England between 1562 and 1642 which was considered to be one of the most brilliant periods in the history of English theatre. This research investigation is going to examine the actor Angelo on how to prepare for his role in order to fulfill the acting requirements of Shakespearean theatre. Acting Shakespeare, is very similar to acting other genres or styles but what makes it unique is its complexity of the text which entails a more in-depth exploration by the actor.
Edward de Vere: The True Author Imagine if William Shakespeare, one of the most praised English writer, was actually a fraud. There has been a question going around whether Shakespeare, supposed author of works such as Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet, was the true author of the works attributed to his name. From Shakespeare’s lack of education, traveling, and manuscripts; there have been many suspects as to who the true author may be, but the most convincing arguments that have been made have put Edward de Vere, also known as the 17th Earl of Oxford, as the most convincing candidate. There have been arguments made such as his great knowledge, the markings in his bible, the correlation between his life and that of the character Hamlet, and so on. These arguments have been brought up by the article “Hunting for Good Will”, and the webpages De Vere Authorship Argument and William Shakespeare 's plays were written by Earl of Oxford, claims German scholar.
Shakespeare’s comedy was determined by language and complex plots involving mistaken identity. A good example is if a character disguises themselves as a member of the opposite sex, you can classify the play as a comedy. Popular comedies include: Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest and The Merchant of Venice. Shakespeare also used his history plays to make social and political interpretation. Therefore, they are not historically accurate
1. Divide n rule / religion The ‘divide and rule’ policy was used by the British, as a mechanism to maintain imperial rule, which gave rise to communalism in the Indian society. The policy identifies pre-existing ethno-religious divisions in society and then manipulates them in order to prevent the subject peoples to unify and challenge the rulers. Through this policy, they were also able to simply create further