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    1729, a Papist infected Ireland was being devoured by the taxes that the British placed on them. The taxes were turning into what once was a glorious place into ruins. Jonathan Swift, an Englishman and Irish sympathizer, realized that someone had to do something to wake up the British. This lead to the creation of A Modest Proposal, a pamphlet heavy with irony and juvenalian satire, which was how Jonathan Swift planned on compelling the British to do something about the poor situation in Ireland

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    Moliere uses his play “Tartuffe” as a platform to openly call out the church of that day and expose them for the religious hypocrites they were. He uses an upper class family to depict each group in society, and how they can fall susceptible to the hypocrisy of the leaders, become bitter because of the misuse of power or learn to stand up and think for themselves. He uses the characters social status and gender in a way that would not conform to the social norm in that era. Women speak up and have

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    As stated by the “Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy”, the Enlightenment Period is all about equity and dignity of everyone. In Tartuffe Moliere expressed this through the character Dorine, who was the lady maid to Mariane. Orgon and Tartuffe are constantly treating Dorine as if everyone they are so much superior to her. Regardless of her working for them, when Orgon hired her as a house cleaner

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    Through Manipulation and Deceit As we all travel through this thing we call life, there are many people that we cross paths with. Many people whom will become spread across almost a spectrum of categorical roles to play, some of which will become just aquantences, some friends, some family, some closer than friends or family could possibly ever be, as well as some others would still go on to continue to be strangers. No matter where these people are that we meet or where they become placed within

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    appearance Tartuffe displays in front of him. Moliere shows his hypocritical ways through the use of Irony. The rest of the family can see through his acting, but Orgon fails to see it. The use of irony throughout the play is shown drastically towards the end when Orgon praises Tartuffe, but simply cannot see that he is an imposter when he shows his real colors. Tartuffe uses irony to steal their wealth and seduce Elmire, Orgon’s wife. In Tartuffe, Moliere uses irony to show how Madame Pernelle and

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    Blanche and Stanley are two very different characters of the play written by Tennessee Williams. Blanche represents the high class, aristocracy and Stanley is the working group of people. They become opponents the same as those two groups clashed with each other in the first half of the 20th century. The problem with them is that they are both right from their points of view, what makes difficult the choice of the side to the audience. And there is also the issue with interpretation: how the director

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    Annabel Beach Professor Knox English 1102 13 February 2018 “The Human Abstract”     In William Blake’s, “The Human Abstract,” he touches on various points regarding the morality of humans and stresses how a wide range of emotions, both virtuous and evil, are produced by the human mind. He argues that humans are inclined to an inherent selfishness, and he considers the excuses made to justify the unkind actions made by them. Blake utilizes literary devices and imagery to discuss the various themes

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    During the early and mid-19th Century, a literature type known as Romanticism evolved in Europe, creating many works of poetry and literature that are still in use presently. Through Romanticism, poets wanted to shed the light on the beauties or the darknesses of human nature and humans themselves with different characteristics that define Romanticism. ¨Dr. Heideggar´s Experiment¨ by Nathaniel Hawthorne and a short story, Nature, by Ralph Waldo Emerson both present the Romantic Characteristic of

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    Foolishness is a theme that plays a huge part in Oscar Wilde’s play, The Importance of Being Earnest. Foolishness is defined as ‘lacking good sense or judgement’, and there is definitely a whole of that shown in many, if not most, of the characters in the play. This play is, however, a comedy, and when not taken seriously, all the empty-headedness adds a huge part in the hilarity of the play. Lady Bracknell, Gwendolen, and Algernon are characters in this play who do an exceptional job of displaying

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    Kateb Yacine’s Intelligence Powder is a play that looks at post-colonial Algeria and how France affected it as their oppressor. In July 1962 Algeria achieved independence after a bitter war lasting over seven years. Some 300,000 Algerians died to win their nation's freedom. The war was fought brutally on both sides, but the need for a violent independence struggle was deeply rooted in the violence French imperialism had imposed on Algeria for over a century (Birchall, n.d.). The hero of Intelligence

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    John Updike’s “A&P” demonstrates through several methods the struggle that unwritten principle can place on women in their search for individuality and personal freedom from oppression. Sammy’s thoughts demonstrate this very concept, as well as Queenie’s actions as an independent woman, and the unfair and morally unjust establishment of a woman’s place by the oppressive male characters. With these ideas, Queenie is clearly represented as an innocent feminist who is ultimately shunned by her male

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    Peter pan's world consists of particles that forms a fantasy-like picture. The characters that are surrounding him play an important role in shaping most of the adventures. The closest to him is the band of the lost boys. They consider Peter their teacher and their leader. He tells them what to do, how to act in dangerous situations, where to go, and what to say in his presence. For instance, the boys are forbidden to dress like him. He is supposed to be different from them in everything. They are

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    Essay On Social Norm

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    We live in a society where a set of norms is existing and thousands of thoughts and views clash. Every person has his own views, own way to live and own answers to same questions. Despite, having different views and different approach to similar situations, we tend to accept and react similarly on certain situations. It is not that we think similar on those particular situations as being a human but it is so that we follow the same set of norms blindly without questioning the cycle. We are draped

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    XIV. Louis XIV, or the self-proclaimed Sun King, had a strong influence on the artistic culture of France. Namely, one of his main objectives was to build the culture of France in a way that would have a powerful effect on the rest of the world. Moliere and Jean de la Fontaine were two influential writers who were appointed to praise the Sun King and the French society during his reign. Namely, using ordinary characteristics possessed by many individuals, the writers succeeded to derive reactions

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    OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY JEAN-BAPTISTE POQUELIN AND HIS IMPACT HISTORY 127H MR. DEL CORSO BY LAIRD PERCIVAL NORFOLK, VIRGINIA OCTOBER 9, 2015 Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (1622-1673) took up the name Molière in 1642 and set out to become one of the most influential actors and playwrights of all time. The popularity and reach of his creations rivals that of William Shakespeare and is easily as influential. His writings are relatable and understandable to all, and have even reached

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    The Enlightenment Satire

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    logic and reason as opposed to blind faith. Jonathan Swift, Voltaire, and Moliere all illustrated the changes taking place in the Enlightenment society. In Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal, the reader is given a bizarre and unethical solution to a common problem. At first glance, the reader would dismiss this work as absolutely ridiculous. Swift writes in his work, “There is likewise another great advantage

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    Tartuffe and Orgon stood throughout the story, and to decipher what Molière was truly trying to project in this story of hypocrisy. Piety is defined as “devotion to God; fidelity to natural obligations; dutifulness

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    entertains the audience and most importantly helps the playwright to achieve their theatrical objectives. In Le Tartuffe the nature of the comedy used is satirical. This essay will examine why Molière was inclined to use this style of comedy and how the comedic techniques accentuate the main theme of the play. Molière was one of France’s most successful playwrights of the 17th Century. Due to this fact, the nature of Molière’s comedy is a product of his time. During this period, theatre audiences were

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    uncover a man follies of unreligious faith, the lust of women, money, and power. Jean- Baptiste Molière uses irony many times throughout the play, but more specifically when Tartuffe describes himself as a sinner. For example in act three scene six, “Tartuffe: Yes, my brother, I’m wicked through and through. The most miserable of sinners, I. Filled with iniquity, I should die.”(Moliere 175). Moliere portrays Tartuffe blameful by agreeing to his love for Elmire. Orgon is blinded by his admiration

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    comedically portrayed, accusations regarding ignorance in arranged marriage, social class dynamics and religious hypocrisy. Moliere created the characters to the complete contrast to what society saw them as, which was intriguing and comedic. He also displayed the average practices, such as planned marriage, to be disgraceful and shameful. Lastly, but most prevalently, Moliere saturated the hypocrisy of religion by later in the story revealing the religious character’s deceitful and malign nature.

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