Daniel Day-Lewis Essays

  • Theme Of Vengeance In The Tempest

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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

  • Importance Of Colonel Pyncheon In The House Of The Seven Gables

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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

  • Existentialism In Kurt Vonnegut's Sirens Of Titan

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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

  • The Individual In Ayn Rand's Anthem

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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

  • The Crucible John Proctor Evil Analysis

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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

  • Theme Of Respect And Reputation In The Crucible

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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

  • Crimes And Misdemeanors Analysis

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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

  • Is John Proctor Justified In The Crucible

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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

  • Motivation In The Crucible

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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

  • What Is John Proctor's Reputation In The Crucible

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    In The Crucible, a drama by Arthur Miller, John Proctor demonstrates courage by speaking out for what he believes in while knowing his consequences, admitting his wrong doings with Abigail to save Elizabeth’s life, and choosing to be hanged over having his name posted on the church door because the second his signed confession is posted, his and his loved ones reputations will be ruined. In the beginning of the play all John Proctor cared about was his reputation. However, ultimately he sacrificed

  • Character Development In Spirited Away

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    How does determination incite you in any sort of way? Well in the film, Spirited Away directed by Hayao Miyazaki and Kirk Wise, it talks about character growth development. Represents how Sen is developing her character throughout the film. Introduction beginning shows, a character called Chihiro Ogino or her nickname Sen is moving to another town. Her dad takes a shortcut and ends up in a mining town that is imagination with spirits, gods, and witches. Sen’s Obstacles are trying to accept that her

  • Analysis Of Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants

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    In the story “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemmingway, there is an apparent power imbalance between the two main characters. The man in the story is either referred to as the American or the man, while the woman is referred to as the girl. When referring to someone as “the man” Hemingway is implying that he is an adult. While the word “girl” implies that she is a child. This is evidence that the girl is younger than the man or is seen as more immature which results in the man having a significant

  • In The Lake Of The Woods Literary Analysis

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    Emily Morra Ms. Drosdick Honors English, Period 9 2/9/2018 Independent Book Essay: In the Lake of the Woods Often times, love is compared to a wide variety of ideas and concepts. Despite the distinct genres and stories, all authors manage to get these ideas across through entailable aspects of plot. In the Lake of the Woods, written by Tim O’Brien, uses symbolism to generate several similar factors pertaining to the plot of his novel. With the entire novel centered around the unusual relationship

  • Character Analysis Of 'Juror In 12 Angry Men'

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    Foreman (juror1): He being a foreman was forced to act as a leader. As he was a football team coach, he was well aware of the importance of team playing and team coherence. Juror #6 is probably the most invisible juror of the entire bunch. He only has a handful of lines in the movie, and he tends to come across as a guy who's willing to change his mind if people can convince him. As he says toward the beginning of the movie, "I don't know. I started to be convinced, you know, with the testimony

  • Doubt: A Parable: Character Analysis

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    John Patrick Shanley's work, Doubt: A Parable, is a thought-provoking play that makes the reader question his or her thoughts. The story takes place in 1964, at St. Nicholas, a Catholic school and church, where accusations against Father Flynn start to arise. Main characters, Sister Aloysius and Father Flynn get into a dispute over Donald Mueller, the first and only black student in the school. The interactions between Aloysius and Flynn creates the question every reader is dying to figure out: is

  • Elements Of Heroism In The Crucible

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    Rayhan Khan 11/1/15 English 10 Block Three Crucible Essay Is John Proctor a Hero: A tragic hero is a person who is born with certain heroic qualities in a dramatic tragedy who is destined for downfall, suffering, or defeat because of a specific fatal flaw. Tragic heroes have been seen in many works of literature such as Oedipus Rex and Romeo and Juliet. The iconic tragic hero in The Crucible can be defined through John Proctor, due to his heroic quality of persisting with the truth

  • The Crucible Lessons Learned Analysis

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    The events of The Crucible are drastic, yet the characters can extrapolate everyday themes from them. This means that The Crucible forces characters into an extreme situations that characters were forced to learn lessons from. Lessons learned in this event were fairly simple for such drastic situations. They were lessons that someone could learn in an everyday situation, yet it took an extraordinary situation for the characters to learn them. One lesson that was learned in this play was that honesty

  • Adultery In 'The Crucible Abc's Book'

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    Cebastian Renteria Ms. Gianola English 11th period 6 The Crucible Abc’s Book Adultery- An example of adultery is when John Procter turned on Elizabeth while she was sick for a long time. When John Procter turned it was with Abigail their former servant. Betrayal- An example of this is when Mary warren was willing to help John Proctor prove that Abigail and there rest of the girl were making false accusation. But then all of a sudden she betrayed John by saying that it was true then accused John

  • Theme Of Forgiveness In The Crucible

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    Forgiveness and compaction is one of the main themes within The Crucible. Most of the people in The Crucible do not need to forgive others but rather themselves. The Crucible took place in 1953, in an era where men had power over women. It is a fictional story on the Salem witch trials that took place in Massachusetts. Arthur Miller took Abigail and Elizabeth Proctor in this play and portrayed them with drastic roles. John Proctor was the main man with the influence over the people of Salem. The

  • How Does Abigail Williams Use Lies In The Crucible

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    In the play, “The Crucible” many innocent lives are taken because lies and deceit play a very broad role throughout the entire play. Some Salemnites fake to see spirits to cause others to fear the innocent and get their lives taken to please the fakers. A main character in the Crucible, Abigail Williams uses lying to get her way with the whole town, and to get revenge. Abigail has had an affair with John Proctor who is trying to rid all his sins because he is aware of all his wrongdoings. With