Day: 25 November 2020

A Comparison of Hamlet and Claudius

A Comparison of Hamlet and Claudius Relationships are very important today and they where very important in the past. Each relationship is different, some are good and some are bad. Good relationships can last a long time and sometimes forever but bad relationships can end very quickly. In some cases, relationships determine the direction life …

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The Nature of Drama

The Nature of Drama In his Poetics (Aristotle, 1965), Aristotle describes the ritualistic beginnings of the dramatic arts: “Both tragedy and comedy had their first beginnings in improvisation. The one originated with those who led the dithyramb, the other with the leaders of the phallic songs which still survive today as traditional institutions in many …

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens This story takes place in London, England. The time is winter and it starts the day before Christmas, also known as Christmas Eve. The settings of the book include Scrooge’s Counting House, Scrooge’s Home, Bob Cratchit’s home, assorted places throughout Scrooges childhood like the schoolhouse and the Fizziwig’s place …

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Dilemmas in Shakespeare’s Macbeth  and Titus Andronicus

Dilemmas in Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Titus Andronicus The nature of dilemma dictates asituation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two alternatives, often bringing undesirable consequences regardless of which alternative is chosen. Dilemmas are frequent in Shakespeare’s tragedies and often concerned with a conflict between moral duty and emotions governed by revenge …

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Kazuo Ishiguro and Jane Austin

Kazuo Ishiguro and Jane Austin Ishiguro’s earlier novels have frequently been compared to the works of Jane Austen, an association which the author vehemently prefers to disregard. In truth, some parallels can be drawn between Austen’s typical comedy of manners and the realist narratives of Ishiguro, similarities often stemming from their portrayal of hypocrisy within …

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Edgar Allen Poe – The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Edgar Allen Poe – The Murders in the Rue Morgue Background to the story The Murders in the Rue Morgue is sometimes described as the first detective story, and the storey itself is unlike the horror stories with which Edgar Allan Poe is usually associated, apart from the horror of the actual murders. Clearly, Auguste …

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The Emergence of Modern Day Horror from 19th Century Gothic

The Emergence of Modern Day Horror from 19th Century Gothic Exploring modern-day horror films and novels, it is possible to draw a parallel between the nineteenth-century gothic genre and contemporary horror. Such a shift is inseparably connected with the spread of psychoanalysis created by Sigmund Freud, Jacque Lacan and Julia Kristeva and that gradually influenced …

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