"Character Sketch Of Portia" Essays and Research Papers

  • Character Sketch Of Portia

    Adopt a Character Assignments 1. Using the information from your Adopt a Character sheet, fill in the Bio Cube, cut it out, and cube it. The link for the Bio Cube is on my website under resources. 2. Using the information from the Adopt a Character sheet, write a detailed character sketch of your adopted character. This is a creative piece. Stretch your writing and your imagination! On my website, there is an example of a character sketch and there are directions on how to write a...

    Coffee, Coffee culture, Family 988  Words | 3  Pages

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    early years with Hester, he was a difficult husband. He ignored his wife for much of the time, yet expected her to nourish his soul with affection when he did condescend to spend time with her.. Chillingworth’s death is a result of the nature of his character. After Dimmesdale dies, Chillingworth no longer has a victim. Ultimately, Chillingworth represents true evil. He is associated with secular and sometimes illicit forms of knowledge, as his chemical experiments and medical practices occasionally verge...

    Hester Prynne, Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter 906  Words | 3  Pages

  • Character Sketch

    heaven came down…..but after they saw her crazy acts with her friends most people they are like ‘’what on earth is that child is doing? And think of her as the crazy girl but to me she is known as Anna Gabrielle Frances C. Flores and the girl with a character. She has been the light and angel to her parents since the day she was born. Gabby became a very responsible daughter to her parents and an enthusiastic person to her friends. A 14 year old girl who lives in Cablong, Pozorrubio, Pangasinan just...

    Female, Friends, Friendship 1066  Words | 3  Pages

  • Character Sketch

    the white folks in his community. He finds himself lucky because he was the only one to receive an actual scholarship for his college tuition. In that time African American boys didn’t receive anything for free by the rich people. The nameless character never seemed to lose hope and always looked at the brighter side of life. Even after being expelled from college and receiving the recommendation letters which he thought would help him he always tried to make the best out of the situation he was...

    African American, Baltimore, Brotherhood 1550  Words | 4  Pages

  • Character Sketch of Characters from the Merchant of Venice

    Q 1. Sketch the character of Shylock. Lord Lyttelton finds Shakespeare a dramatic genius par excellence. “He (Shakespeare) painted all chara cters, from kings down to peasants with equal truth and equal force”. “The Merchant Of Venice” shows that he is an astonishing artist and his deep insight into the human heart is par excellence. “The Merchant Of Venice” is famous, not only for the beauty of the language but also for the beauty of characterization. Shylock, the Jew is one of the inconceivable...

    Antonio, Morality, Portia 1233  Words | 4  Pages

  • how to write character sketch

    Character Sketch Guidelines A Character Sketch is a great way for your student to assess the characters in the literature they are reading or people that they are researching about. It can give them tools of observation as they look at the many details about another individual. When studying a specific character in a literary piece the sketch gives the student the freedom to be a detective and try to find out what the author is expressing through their characters. They can sketch the protagonist...

    A Great Way to Care, Antagonist, Character 969  Words | 4  Pages

  • Merchant of Venice Glossary and Character Sketch

    offensive, unpleasant, disgusting 15. Sibylla—the Sybil of Cumae, to whom Apollo granted as many years of life as there are grains in a handful of sand 16. Diana—goddess of chastity Character Report—Nerissa What does your character want in this scene? Nerissa wants to know whether Portia has feelings for any of her suitors and whether she will consider disobeying her father’s will. What is your character’s motivation for doing what he or she does? She is Portia’s waiting-gentlewoman...

    Marriage, The Merchant of Venice 793  Words | 4  Pages

  • Uncle Hammer Character Sketch

    UNCLE HAMMER CHARACTER SKETCH Roll of thunder hear my cry Elliot white u2d UNCLE HAMMER CHARACTER SKETCH Roll of thunder hear my cry Elliot white u2d In the book “Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry” by Mildred D Taylor, she uses a minor character called Uncle Hammer to take a stand against racism in Mississippi and to teach his nephews and his niece’s valuable lessons. Uncle Hammer is a hot-tempered African American, who is strongly against racism. He is big ma’s oldest unmarried son, who...

    Automobile, Black people, Let the Circle Be Unbroken 969  Words | 3  Pages

  • Puck Character sketch

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream-Character Sketch Essay-Puck Puck is a sprite in Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He serves the fairy king Oberon; Puck is his court jester. He is very obedient and loyal to Oberon; Puck does every task he asks him to do. Puck is a trickster and joker; he plays many tricks on people. In the play Shakespeare introduces him as a “shrewd and Knavish sprite...” (2.1.35). Also as “that merry wanderer of the night” (2.2.45). Puck is the one who creates the drama...

    A Midsummer Night's Dream, Elf, Fairy 922  Words | 4  Pages

  • Character Sketch of the Tale of Despereaux

    Character Sketcher of the Tale of Despereaux Despereaux Tilling * Brave * Polite * Sickly * Different * Dreamy * Conforms * Infatuated * Love-sick Despereaux is a sickly mouse who always ran temperatures and fainted at loud noises. The moment he was born, he was classified as “different”, because he was born with his eyes open and had large ears. Then, as he grew up, he became more and more different by letting a human touch him and even speak to a human. Despereaux...

    Love, Mouse, Rat 1380  Words | 5  Pages

  • Character Study of Shylock and Portia in Merchant of Venice

    Character Study of Shylock and our feelings for him as the play progresses 1) He is seen as a mercenary money-lender approached by Bassanio for the loan of 3000 ducats with Antonio as the guarantor. The money is to finance Bassanio on his trip to Belmont to woo Portia whom he is in love with. He keeps debating on whether he should lend the money. Even when Antonio is a “good” man meaning he is financially sound, yet his money is invested in goods which are in ships overseas. Therefore, his ventures...

    Antonio, Portia, Shylock 1837  Words | 5  Pages

  • Brutus Character Sketch

    "Et tu Brute?" Caesar's simple statement sums up Brutus' round character in the development of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Brutus was thought no threat and an ingenious right-hand man due to his nobility and his loyalty; however, these qualities are precisely why the story is such a catastrophe. What stemmed from these traits is the last expected outcome. Caesar's surprise was so immense, he could only mutter these last few words. Brutus' honorable nobility, his loyal patriotism, and his naïve...

    Augustus, Cicero, Et tu, Brute? 1169  Words | 3  Pages

  • CHief Matenge's Character Sketch

    This assignment is based on Bessie Head’s classic novel, When Rain Clouds Gather. It gives an assessment of one of the novel’s main characters, Chief Matenge and in the process exposes him as an undoubtedly corrupt leader. This is supported by the many intertwined facts and quotations that portray his character as such a leader and these are selected and presented from the novel. Byrne, Kalua, Scheepers and Kane (2012:100) provide the foundation for the reader’s agreement that Chief Matenge is...

    Novel, Paramount Theater, South Africa 1575  Words | 5  Pages

  • Heathcliff Character Sketch

    Heathcliff is an interesting individual with several adjectives that describe him. Although he has several descriptors, the majority of them are negative. Even though he is the main character in the novel, most people would agree he is negative and gloomy. In a survey that conducted by Dr. Brooks two thirds of the surveyors sympathized with Catherine rather than the one third that sympathized with Heathcliff. When asked Dr. Brooks class found it hard to give any positive adjectives to describe him...

    Adjective, Catherine Earnshaw, Characters in Wuthering Heights 961  Words | 3  Pages

  • Character Sketch Essay: Lady Macbeth

    Character Sketch Essay: Lady Macbeth Lady Macbeth, the wife of Macbeth, has many changes in her personality throughout the play. From being the simple mistress of their home, to becoming an evil woman who wants to be so powerful, that she will kill any who get or are in her way. Once Lady Macbeth receives the letter from her husband telling her that he became the Thane of Cawdor and that the Weird Sisters said he is to be king, Lady Macbeth starts to change. She speaks to the “Dark Forces That...

    Guilt, KILL, Lady Macbeth 1323  Words | 4  Pages

  • Romeo and Juliet Character Sketch - Juliet

    ROMEO AND JULIET CHARACTER SKETCH - JULIET CAPULET Juliet Capulet is one of the main characters in Romeo and Juliet, a famous play written by Shakespeare. Juliet is a beautiful, young 13 year old girl. Despite her age, she is pressured from the very beginning of the play to get married, preferably to a young nobleman named Paris who is a relative of the Prince of Verona. During the opening scenes of the play, Juliet seems to be an obedient and naïve child who always obeys her parents' wishes. However...

    Characters in Romeo and Juliet, Decision making, Juliet Capulet 1104  Words | 3  Pages

  • Merchant of Venice and Portia

    Portia’s True Character In this play of deceptive appearances, is Portia suspect of not being altogether what she appears to be? Critics have debated this question over the centuries-some with greater enthusiasm than others. One such critic is Anna Jameson. Jameson’ allegations are valid concerning Portia’s undoubted wealth, beauty, and intelligence, but she fails to recognize that she is not all that she appears to be (141). Jameson’s review gives much praise to Portia. According to Jameson...

    Antonio, Marriage, Portia 1549  Words | 5  Pages

  • Character Sketch of Three Men in a Boat

    workaholic, as work ‘fascinates’ him. He loves to accumulate work and this has become a passion for him. He prides himself on his art of preservation of work. Yet, he is fair to himself and does not ask for more than his proper share. Harris Harris’s character is based on author’s real life friend, Carl Hentschel. Harris is a carefree man who has a fondness for drinking. He behaves in a weird manner after drinking too much but has no clue about it the next day. Harris is a man who is overconfident about...

    Comedy, Humour, Trip 1231  Words | 4  Pages

  • Atticus Finch Character Sketch Essay

    Atticus Finch is one of the major characters in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird written in 1960. Atticus is a lawyer in Maycomb, the representative of Alabama in the State Legislator and the father of Scout and Jeremy Finch. The major themes and ideas Lee emphasizes in the novel are social inequality and intolerance, education, legal justice and bravery are represented in one way or another through this character. Atticus Finch is a man of principles who is consistent in his views and deeds throughout...

    Atticus Finch, Black people, Character 1430  Words | 4  Pages

  • Character Sketch of Ralph and Jack Lord of the Flies

    Character Sketch: Ralph   In the novel “Lord of the flies” by William Golding the main conflict is between ‘civilization’ and ‘savagery’. Therefore the character Ralph is another significant example, because he represents the human instinct. ` Ralph is a twelve-year-old English boy and the novel’s protagonist. He is the first character the reader gets to know. He blew the conch shell to ‘call’ the other boys who stranded on the island. That shows his human instinct to get a situation under...

    Barbarian, Character, Civilization 759  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Merchant of Venice: Analysis of Portia

    Character Name: Portia Character Traits: Loyal “Oh, me, the word ‘choose’! I may neither choose who I would nor refuse who I dislike; so is the will of a living daughter curbed by the will of a dead father. Is it not hard, Nerissa, that I cannot choose one nor refuse none? (Act 1 Scene 2 lines 22~25) “In terms of choice I am not solely led by nice direction of a maiden’s eyes. Besides, the lott’ry of my destiny bars me the right of voluntary choosing. But if my father had not scanted me...

    Antonio, Early Modern English, Marriage 2067  Words | 6  Pages

  • The Merchant of Venice: Portia Saves the Day

    be true, there is a possibility that there is no hero. There is a heroine. Portia is not expected in the beginning to emerge as a heroine or even as a major character. She is merely a background character from the subplot. As the play begins to wind down, the reader will find many examples in which Portia saves major characters from their own dilemmas. The first (and most obvious) character who is helped by Portia is Antonio. She discovered a flaw in what Shylock believed to be a flawless...

    Antonio, Character, Portia 967  Words | 3  Pages

  • Character Sketch

    Sample character sketch - my friend Liz. My friend Liz is the most amazing friend anybody could ask for. We’ve been through so much together, we’re basically like sisters. We met on the first day of school in sixth grade, both of us terrified by the massive size of the middle school. She had the locker right above mine. I told her I didn’t know anybody in our class and she said “You do now.” We’ve been friends ever since. Most boys think Liz is cute. She has long red hair, cascading over...

    Character 814  Words | 2  Pages

  • Character Sketch

    CahBaleigh Dunkleberger Mrs. Williams Creative Writing Character Sketch 29 September 2012 A Toddler for an Older Brother “Our siblings’ push buttons that cast us in roles we felt sure we had let go of long ago: the baby, the peacekeeper, the caretaker, the avoider.” This quote by Jane Merksy Leder describes my six foot two inches, oldest brother, Brad. Growing up in a household with six children, Brad, being the oldest, has always been the trouble maker. He is and always has been putting...

    English-language films, Family, Playground slide 689  Words | 2  Pages

  • Character Sketch

    Character Sketch My friend Dominique is the most amazing friend anybody could ask for. We’ve been through so much together, we’re basically like sisters. We met on the first day of school when I was in the sixth grade and she was in the seventh grade. She was having trouble finding a class because she was the new student and she asked me if I could help her out. I told her of course I could because I was going to that class as well. When we got inside she whispered to me, “I’m kind of nervous because...

    Clothing, College, Cosmetics 772  Words | 2  Pages

  • Portia; Heroin of Venice

    Portia is a strong heroine in a play filled with, confused, selfish, niave men. It may seem that she is a controlling female who uses her power to get her way in the world, but she is given a bad rap. Sure she's a bit controlling but how can we blame her, that's how she was brought up, it's part of her upbringing. It's easy to accuse her of prying into her newly husbands life or taking control over something that wasn't any of her concern, but it's possible that like many other heroes and heroines...

    Antonio, Hero, Love 1437  Words | 4  Pages

  • Character Sketch

    Character Sketch Kim Cowley Who would think that an old fragile woman would have such a feisty personality in her childhood? Yes, we are talking about the one and only Kim Cowley from the play script “Brother in the Land” During her time of youth, Kim was what every girl would wish to be. Throughout the play script, she has been described very determined, fearless and ambitious. The true characteristics of a great leader. When Kim was first introduced into the story, she was shown very wild and...

    Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Civil defense, English-language films 712  Words | 2  Pages

  • Character Sketch - Templeton - Charlotte's Web

    February 25, 2014 Children’s Literature Tues. 6:20 TEMPLETON The character I chose to write about is Templeton. He is a barn rat, among other barnyard animals. I chose to write about Templeton because I found him to interesting and sassy. His character is well defined. I could vividly picture a rat speaking with his attitude. He is the character that I least expected to save the day – the “un-sung” hero, if you will. Templeton is a rat – with beady, untrusting eyes. He scampers...

    Food 963  Words | 4  Pages

  • Character Sketch

    Character Sketch Hi, my name is Marcie and I just recently turned fifteen a few weeks ago. I’m a sophomore at a new school, and I have one sister who is a sophomore as well, but she goes to college. I moved from the big city of New York to the warm and sunny Huntington Beach, California this past summer because my mom’s job transferred her out here. Being the new kid at a different school can be very stressful at times, everyone...

    English-language films, Friends, Friendship 974  Words | 2  Pages

  • Consider Shakespeare's presentation of Portia in "The Merchant of Venice"

    Shakespeare’s presentation of Portia in “The Merchant Of Venice” “The Merchant of Venice” is believed to have been written in the 16th century and it is to a large extent reflective of England at the time, which was a patriarchal society. Portia’s character embodies the characteristics of an ideal woman at the time that arguably defers to her father and eventually her husband. However, as the play advances we see a different side of Portia. Shakespeare introduces her character in a very conventional...

    Antonio, Love, Portia 2095  Words | 6  Pages

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    Invent a Character By Kimberly Dana, Award-Winning Author ©Kimberly Dana Invent a Character - Introduction About the Packet: During author visitations, kids will often ask me how I invent my characters. I tell them I think about someone interesting - then I think about their favorite candy bar. They chuckle and I say, “Seriously! This is how well you need to know and understand your characters.” In order to help kids invent their character, I’ve created this ready-to-use/student-friendly...

    Collage, Diary, E-book 507  Words | 6  Pages

  • Characters

    Characters- be they villains, vagrants, kings, or commoners – are the essence of Shakespeare’s plays. The essence of anything lies in the set of attributes that render it the characteristics of its substance, purpose and function. In Shakespeare’s play, “Macbeth”, the essence of the play are the characters. Shakespeare uses a variety of different characters and all of them carry a different idea about our society. This includes kings, who carry the idea of chivalry, majesty and kindness; villains...

    Duncan I of Scotland, King Duncan, Lady Macbeth 1857  Words | 3  Pages

  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Dill Harris Character Sketch

    Charles Baker Harris, who is commonly referred to as Dill, is a little boy in the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird and plays the role of a cardboard character. Dill is sincere friends with Scout and Jem and spends his summers with Aunt Rachel. Dill represents the naivety and innocence of childhood and is a very intriguing character. Dill appears to be younger than his actual age. In the beginning of the novel, Dill had a short stature and appeared to be four years of age, when in actuality, wassix...

    Black people, Caucasian race, Eye color 1465  Words | 4  Pages

  • Character Sketch Sample

    Sample character sketch - my friend Liz. My friend Liz is the most amazing friend anybody could ask for. We’ve been through so much together, we’re basically like sisters. We met on the first day of school in sixth grade, both of us terrified by the massive size of the middle school. She had the locker right above mine. I told her I didn’t know anybody in our class and she said “You do now.” We’ve been friends ever since. Most boys think Liz is cute. She has long red hair, cascading over her shoulders...

    Personality psychology, Psychology, Trait theory 703  Words | 2  Pages

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    Its The Character And Not Resources Which Build A Nation Nations we all know, have evolved to be strong identities of human beings. We all are associated with our nations in quite an inseparable way. A common culture, a common language or a common creed was what used to make a nation. But today, the nation has morphed into nation – states, where territory controlled by a single government and inhabited by a distinct population with a common culture that shapes the identity of its citizens. Though...

    Country, Country classifications, First World 1069  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Character Sketch of Macbeth

    The character sketch of Macbeth Macbeth is a very complex character. He has so many character traits. The most noticeable characteristic is that Macbeth is a very ambitious person. He also is a coward person as he always depends on others to make decisions. And one thing very important is that Macbeth is a incompatible person. The good and evil both exist in his characteristic. He is a incompatible person. From the beginning we can see it. At the Act...

    Duncan I of Scotland, English-language films, Evil 413  Words | 2  Pages

  • Character

    Babylon Revisited: Analysis Of Characters. Charlie Wales Despite his many flaws, Charlie is a man whom almost everyone can’t help but like. It’s surprising that Charlie’s so likeable considering his wild past of uncontrollable alcoholism, his possible complicity in his wife’s death, and the fact that he essentially abandoned his child. He seems so earnest in his efforts to reverse the situation. We also note that he rejects his former friends and he merely takes only one drink per day. Fitzgerald...

    Drink, Husband, Marriage 714  Words | 3  Pages

  • Portia and Ophelia: the Different Destiny of Two Fair Ladies

    Merchant of Venice are two of most well-known plays of Shakespeare. Among the shinning characters of the plays, two most attractive women characters are most popular, Ophelia and Portia. For a long time, people consider the tragedy of Ophelia is because the “crulty” of Hamlet(Schlegel, 1973) and the happy ending of Portia is due to her intelligence. While no matter it’s the crulty of Hamlet or it’s the intelligence of Portia, the results of the two fair ladies come up with a premise: they live in different...

    Antonio, Characters in Hamlet, Gertrude 1014  Words | 3  Pages

  • A Character Sketch of Joe Gargery

    A Character Sketch of Joe Gargery Joe Gargery might not be the smartest or wisest of Dickens' characters, but he is definitely one of the kindest and most humane. Although Miss Havisham gets much attention for being different, I think that you will soon be convinced that Joe, however simple he may be, is definitely a unique character. It is my opinion that Dickens made an effort to raise the readers respect for Joe by the sharp contrast between him and his wife. Three qualities belonging to...

    Abel Magwitch, Charles Dickens, Estella Havisham 513  Words | 2  Pages

  • EXAMINE HOW SHAKESPEARE PRESENTS THE TREATMENT OF PORTIA BY MEN IN THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

    TREATMENT OF PORTIA BY MEN IN THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Written in the late 16th century, The Merchant of Venice’s Italian setting and marriage theme are typical of Shakespeare’s earlier comedies. The characters, however, raise this play to new heights, especially that of Portia, Shakespeare’s first great female protagonist. Her character often contradicts that of the typical subservient Elizabethan woman as Shakespeare develops her into the most dominant character in the play. When we first meet Portia in act...

    Courtship, Marriage, Shylock 1855  Words | 4  Pages

  • Character Sketch - Alice in 'Through the Looking Glass'

    visitor in another world. In the chapter ‘Humpty Dumpty’, we see how Humpty Dumpty constantly makes rude remarks and talks rashly to Alice, but her response to such a treatment is not at all like it. This is ironical as Humpty Dumpty is a fictional character and Alice is a real person, but their behaviors are completely opposite to what should have been. Alice is also a high-achiever. In chapter 2, i.e. the garden of live flowers, we see Alice talking to the red queen and when she realizes that the...

    Alice in Wonderland, Humpty Dumpty, Mad Hatter 1277  Words | 3  Pages

  • Character Sketch for Shiloh

    Character sketch for Shiloh Character Sketch In Bobbie Ann Mason's story "Shiloh" she presents the character of Norma Jean as having a strong personality but an emptiness deep within. Norma Jean is presented as a strong character on the outside in the opening of the story. "She lifts three-pound dumbbells to warm-up, the progresses to a twenty-pound barbell."(Mason p. 46). However as the story progresses she exhibits the emptiness which she feels. "One day Leroy arrives home...

    Bobbie Ann Mason, Death, Earth, Wind & Fire 744  Words | 2  Pages

  • Phileas Fogg Character Sketch

    27 February 2009 Character Sketch Jules Verne’s book Around the World in 80 Days follows the wild adventure of a man named Phileas Fogg. Fogg made a famous bet saying that he could travel all the way around the world in only 80 days. Through this trip the reader realizes that Phileas Fogg is a very mysterious, kind, and orderly man. Phileas Fogg is a rather mysterious man. In the beginning of the book the reader learns that “he is an English gentleman…lives at No. 7 Saville Row in London...

    Aouda, Around the World with Willy Fog, Jules Verne 590  Words | 2  Pages

  • A Merchant of Venice essay comparing the different sides of Portia.

    Left" (1.1.161). In the play The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare reveals Portia's character in a variety of different ways. She seems to have multiple personalities, and it is very difficult for one to conclude whether she is kind or cruel. For example, she could be said to be prejudiced and sly, while also very caring. Portia is quick to judge others on appearances and first impressions. In scene II, when Portia is discussing her suitors with Nerissa, she explains all of the traits she doesn't...

    Antonio, Marriage, Portia 792  Words | 3  Pages

  • Character scetch

    Character Sketch of Harris William S. Harris from Three Men in a Boat, is the youngest of the three men. J comments that he always knows where a good pub is, no matter where they seem to land. He's not married and seems to enjoy living in the moment. One of those moments includes getting completely intoxicated and while the other two men are gone, hallucinates and thinks that he's being attacked by a group of swans. The fact that he is a borderline alcoholic probably explains why he seems to...

    1996 albums, Arista Records albums, Emotion 984  Words | 3  Pages

  • King Arthur Character Sketch

    King Arthur Character Sketch Was King Arthur a true, historical figure or only a hero of legend? That is truly up to each and every one of us to decide for ourselves. However, undoubtedly Arthur represents a man who was the epitome of good against evil, light against darkness, and that eternal, never-ending struggle between what is right and that which is wrong. Historically King Arthur is the figure at the heart of the Arthurian legends. He is said to be the son of Uther Pendragon and Igraine...

    Gawain, Holy Grail, King Arthur 536  Words | 1  Pages

  • Character Sketch of Emily

    Character sketch of Emily Grierson Emily Grierson, referred to as Miss Emily throughout the story, is the main character of ‘‘A Rose for Emily'' written by William Faulkner. Emily is born to a proud, aristocratic family sometime during the Civil War; Miss Emily used to live with her father and servants, in a big decorated house. The Grierson Family considers themselves superior than other people of the town. According to Miss Emily's father none of the young boys were suitable for Miss Emily...

    Death, English-language films, For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her 537  Words | 2  Pages

  • Whether Portia Is on Stage or Not She Is Central to Every Important Action in the Play. How Far Do You Agree - Provide Detailed Reasons to Support Your Argument.

    Portia, the most important, wealthy and intelligent figure in The Merchant of Venice, has been a great topic of discussion over the past few hundred years. Was she meant to be as important as we see her now? Why did Shakespeare make her such an important character in the play? One of the most important subjects to discussion has been if Portia was the central character to The Merchant of Venice. I believe this to be true. In this written essay I shall explore and analyze the different concepts to...

    Antonio, Character, Portia 1037  Words | 3  Pages

  • Character Sketch of Caliban (The Tempest)

    Character sketch of Caliban The Oxford Dictionary of English defines the adjective servile as the quality of “having or showing an excessive willingness to please others”. This is a trait of character that is often desired in a slave. But is it a required trait for a good slave or are there other ways to make them bide your words? In the stage play “The Tempest” (1611) written by William Shakespeare we are presented with the character, Caliban. Caliban is a native of a remote island, the power...

    God, Moons of Uranus, Prospero 767  Words | 2  Pages

  • Anne Frank Character Sketch

    Character Sketch of Anne Frank "In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart." These were the last words that Anne Frank wrote in her diary before she was taken away by the Nazis and shipped off to a concentration camp where she would later face her inevitable death. Anne was a person of many personality traits. Anne was hopeful, caring, fun loving, determined, enthusiastic and, a bit annoying. Despite her slight annoyingness, those who knew Anne couldn't help...

    Franks, Hope, Margot Frank 718  Words | 2  Pages

  • Cossette Character Sketch

    Zach Santos 4/29/09 English 4 Cosette Character Sketch The character of Cosette brings a sense of love and romance, a hope for a better future, and entertainment value to the story of Les Miserables. She is also a developing character. Cosette's beauty, the way she sees herself, and her fervor for living are slowly altered through life's events and experiences. Euphrasie, nicknamed Cosette by her mother, Fantine, grows up in an atmosphere of poverty, fear, and heartlessness. At this time...

    Enjolras, Fantine, Jean Valjean 565  Words | 2  Pages

  • Invisible man character sketch

    Character Sketch If Invisible Man has a happy ending, it is because the invisible man is able to recognize himself as invisible, yet at the same time, accept that he is an individual. Throughout Ralph Emerson's novel, the narrator struggles with many false identities, one after another, because of his desire to be seen. He is unable to see a self, his self, but instead acts out the wishes of others. The Invisible Man's spiritual reconciliation begins with the fate of Tod Clifton, whose death causes...

    Black people, Brotherhood, Identity 763  Words | 2  Pages

  • Character Sketch of George

    Character Sketch of George George would not be himself if he didn’t have Lennie. George can be describe as a responsible and caring person as well as a dreamer. George is responsible not only for himself, but also for Lennie “I want you to stay with me, Lennie. Jesus Christ somebody’d shoot you for a coyote if you was by yourself. No, you stay with me. Your Aunt Clara wouldn’t like you running off by yourself, even if she is dead.” (Steinbeck, 13); Lennie said excitedly “But not us! An’ why...

    2006 singles, 2007 singles, Bryan-Michael Cox 595  Words | 2  Pages

  • Character sketch of Charles Strickland

    Character sketch of Charles Strickland William Somerset Maugham was an English playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era. He possessed a keen and observant eye; in his best works he ridiculed philistinism, narrow-mindedness, hypocrisy, self-interest and utilitarian approach to art. His links with realistic art, however, were not so solid as to place him among the best English writers of his period. The Moon and Sixpence is a novel by W. Somerset...

    Charles Laughton, Of Human Bondage, Paul Gauguin 607  Words | 2  Pages

  • A Feminist Perspective on the Female Characters of William Shakespeare

    Androgynous issues—to life. Through strong female characters and the implications of disguises, Shakespeare exposes gender issues. Many critics believe Shakespeare poorly represents women in his plays through intentional exploiting of women with his boy-girl-boy disguises. When in fact, I see Shakespeare as exploiting how women were/are treated through that very use of disguises and— the strength he gives his female characters, especially that of Portia (Merchant of Venice) and Viola (Twelfth night)—is...

    Femininity, Gender, Gender role 1809  Words | 5  Pages

  • A discussion of the themes and characters in "The Merchant of Venice"

    important factor in the enduring popularity of Shakespeare's plays in that his drama presents timeless themes and memorable characters that continue to speak to modern audiences."How true is this statement of the Shakespeare play you studied in class?What were the main themes?Were these themes 'timeless'? (must provide examples from the modern day)Who were the main characters?Were they memorable and why?ESSAYShakespeare's play 'The Merchant of Venice' captures timeless theme's of society woven into...

    Antonio, Christopher Marlowe, First Folio 1321  Words | 4  Pages

  • Character Sketch on Idgie Threadgoode from "Fried Green Tomatoes".

    Character Sketch - Idgie Threadgoode The Key to understanding Idgie Threadgoode is that she is an individual who wants to be different from the rest of the world. First off, Idgie Threadgoode is a Tomboy. She was born to be Buddy's (Her older Brother's) pet, and from then on she never took on to be the girlie type. Idgie always knew she wasn't like the rest of the girls, and she didn't want to be either. Idgie almost spoiled her older sister's wedding when she wouldn't put on a dress. Finally,...

    Black people, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Girl 1304  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Merchant of Venice Essay - Positive and Negative aspects of 3 characters in the play

    he included characters which are neither good nor evil; instead, in order to make the play more realistic and create metaphors for real life situations, Shakespeare created the characters with both positive and negative aspects, as the same applies in real life. In this essay, the positive and negative aspects of Antonio, Portia, and Shylock will be discussed, and the effect of these aspects on the total outcome of the play. Shakespeare was successful in creating many complex characters in The Merchant...

    Antonio, First Folio, Human 1139  Words | 3  Pages

  • Hamlet Character Sketch

    often uses his extreme intellect to hide his emotions. His extreme logic makes him deter vengeance on Claudius until the final scene of the play where he murders Claudius. Killing Claudius not only ends the plot to this play, but evolves Hamlet’s character in proving he is a true existential. In the early scenes, Hamlet acts, thinks, and processes like a well oiled machine of knowledge. He acts completely on his intellect, shutting out all emotion. For example, early in the play when Hamlet sees...

    Existentialism, Hamlet, King Claudius 584  Words | 2  Pages

  • Ophelia Character Sketch

    based upon the relationships within the walls of Ellsinore Castle in Denmark. Hamlet is the main character and the focus point in all the emotions and feelings in the play.Gertude (Hamlet’s mother), and Claudius (Hamlet’s uncle and his mother’s new husband and the new king of Denmark) all of these characters play major roles in the play. Ophelia is outside the family connections of these three characters but she still impacts the play with her double personality that she is force to do by her father...

    Characters in Hamlet, Derek Jacobi, Gertrude 551  Words | 2  Pages

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