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    Vengeance vs. Virtue The play The Tempest, by Shakespeare, explores the values of vengeance and forgiveness through the story of Prospero. The main conflict of the story is Prospero's lack of forgiveness for his brother Antonio, who stole his throne. This causes him to seek vengeance on Antonio and all his allies. Through the events of the story, it is evident that there is more value in virtue compared to vengeance. The action of vengeance does not resolve the original issue and in fact, creates

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    Hawthorne states in his preface that "the wrong-doing of one generation lives into the successive ones, and, divesting itself of every temporary advantage, becomes a pure and uncontrollable mischief." Consider all the bad things that have happened to the Pyncheons since their ancestor Colonel Pyncheon caused the hanging of Matthew Maule in order to seize his property. Are these things the result of the Maule curse, or can each unfortunate event be attributed to an expression of the same greed that

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    Kurt Vonnegut’s Sirens of Titan explores a plethora of insightful topics: Society, the universe, human existence, free will, morality, and ultimately, the existential conflicts that emerge when these aspects come into dissonance. In light of this, humanity tends to critically downplay its role in shaping society, inadvertently coming into conflict with the very structures it created in the name of government and order. Vonnegut's vivid descriptions of Malachi Constant’s interactions with his futuristic

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    ‘‘We are nothing mankind is all , By the grace of our brothers are we allowed our lives ‘’ Ayn rand the author of Anthem wrote the book after she left Russia because of the war, she moved to New York writing Anthem a dystopia about the future of mankind In her novella there are two major themes talking about the collective society vs. individualism were every one is the same nobody has the authority to be a individual also the council of vocations determines there jobs life and future the people

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    The author of the play The Crucible is Arthur Miller. In this play there are many themes and conflicts presented. Respect and reputation, these are both extremely important because in Salem reputation is tied together with where you stand in the social chain. Respect has more importance on a personal level. John had a conflict with himself in the end of act IV to either stand for himself and save his own honor but to also to save or to lie and save his life; John has a lot of pride for his religion

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    In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is considered an evil or decent man. John Proctor should not be considered evil but should only be looked upon as a nice and conservative man. Proctor is a man who is selfish rather than selfless and not necessarily a bad selfish either. Proctor cares about his own views and does not really care about the lives of others. This does not mean that he hates everyone else or that this makes him a bad person but people have a weird perspective of him because

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    In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is accused of performing witchcraft and contracting with the Devil. He is faced with the decision to either confess to or deny the accusations. Ultimately, Proctor chooses to deny the accusations and dies a martyr. Proctor’s decision to sacrifice himself is justified because he protected the reputation of those who died and risked being arrested to save his wife, Elizabeth Proctor. John Proctor’s death is justified because he was willing to

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    Theodicy: The Problem of Suffering The 1989 film, Crimes and Misdemeanors exhibits a common theme that many viewers can acquaint or even sympathize with; a theme that the universe allows for its inhabitants to experience either outward and baseless misery or undeserved reward. Lester and Judah, two of the production’s main characters, are fortunate in the sense that they both fall under the classification of being those who obtain and carry excessive benefits throughout the life of the

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    One character in The Crucible that shows fear and expectation as a motivation is John Proctor. John Proctor shows fear when Elizabeth displays depression, he wants Elizabeth to trust him that he loves her and does not love Abigail. John tells the court that he committed lechery for a couple reasons. The first is so Elizabeth will trust him again and the second is so that the courts stop believing Abigail. John wants Elizabeth to know that he loves her and he would do anything to prove it, he also

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    The Crucible is a play written in 1953 by Arthur Miller. When accused of witchcraft by his former servant, Mary Warren, John Proctor finds himself stuck between confessing to save his life or staying true to himself/his principles and face being hanged. He is torn between doing what others think is best and what is morally right, even if it means sacrificing his life. It is acceptable to sacrifice your life for your principles because it allows you to maintain your sense of self as well as preserve

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    The Crucible and McCarthyism are not all that different. They were both very dangerous and evil events that have happened, which have ruined many people. In The Crucible, There were many people that were trying to save themselves or another person by using others. John Proctor’s wife Elizabeth was accused and sent off to sit in jail until she hangs or confesses. John did not want his innocent wife to be hung for something she did not do. Using Mary Warren, he went to the court and made her confess

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    John Proctor is a good man despite anything others may say about him. He displays three very noble qualities throughout the witch trials which are bravery, honesty, and an overall goal to save lives even to the point where he sacrificed his. While many argue John is a bad man because he committed adultery they are entirely mistaken. Just because he had one bad sin gives no right to anybody to call him a bad person when clearly the good side of him is shown more than the bad. John Proctor is a good

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    In this essay, the relationships between the dramatic character, actor and spectator will be the focus, as well as the role of the dramatic character, actor and spectator in plays that uses metadramatic techniques to represent the fictional world. To illustrate some of these relationships and roles, I will use examples from Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. Bogatyrev (1938) refers to the most important aspect of the relationship between the dramatic character, actor and spectator is that

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    Bilge Tayyar Ms. Altıntaş L9-11 04.12.2016 MONEY TALKS “In primate societies, the ones who conflict with the rules of the group are more likely to be subjected to subsequent attacks and continued hostility” (Breed 14). Can’t we say that humans have more common points with animals than they think they do, considering that the ones whose life styles don’t match with the society’s priorities -which is being a white, rich and hardworking man- are excluded pitilessly? Although Rachel in “Eleven” is a

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    Macbeth is a tragedy of epic proportions highlighting the innate struggle between good and evil. However, is Macbeth a villain or a tragic figure? I would argue that the character of Macbeth is a classic example of a tragic hero, the literary device used to explore the duality of human nature. As a writer it can be used to help develop the plot by creating conflict, drama, or fear in the reader. In the case of Macbeth the actions of the title character set in motion a series of events that basically

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    The French Revolution was an example of how culture brings revolutions; that they are made and do not simple come. This can clearly be seen in the counterrevolution that followed the removal of the King and the creation of the French Republic. De-Christianization fueled the counterrevolution by alienating the provinces of France. This shows how important it is to have a sense of inclusion, symbolism, and volunteerism for an efficient revolution. Religion is one of the few things that can transect

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    Challenging society’s accepted views has never been easy. Fighting against the status quo for what you believe in will always be met with hardship. Even so, the smallest effort to make your opinion known is always worth consideration, no matter the strife. This is highly apparent in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, where although it showcases many views and beliefs of its conservative time, its main characters and crux of the story direct towards a modern outlook, especially regarding its depictions

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    Calvin Coolidge once said “No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.” Honor has always been a questionable and controversial topic. An example of that being The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The main character of the play, John Proctor, is often seen as extremely honorable for his actions throughout the play. Proctor, though, gave very little throughout the play. John Proctor is a dishonorable man, due mainly to his wrathful behavior, massive ego, and

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    The art of deception comes at a great price. Those who lie and cheat find themselves at the end of a circle of misery. Abigail Williams from Arthur Miller’s The Crucible possesses many characteristics, which shape her personality and support the underlying themes throughout the play of how deception always leads to consequences. Therefore, people must keep acceptable behavior in the presence of others to prevent misunderstandings and false accusations. The six objects within Abigail’s pocket each

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    “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!”(1272). These words by John Proctor exemplify his character by making, in my opinion, not a very wise decision. In the play The Crucible, John Proctor’s unwillingness can be seen as selfish because others hung before he confessed his affair with Abigail but

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