• Role of Chorus in Doctor Faustus
    Doctor Faustus By Christopher Marlowe The Faust legend had its inception during the medieval period in Europe and has since become one of the world's most famous and oft-handled myths. The story is thought to have its earliest roots in the New Testament story of the magician Simon Magus (Acts 8:9-24)...
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  • Mr Ancient Mayan Man
    to go to the Underworld, Xibalba (shee bal bah), a place of fright where sinister gods tested and tricked their unfortunate visitors. As with all Myths about Gods and Goddesses - Mayan creational mythology discuss connections with being from other realms who came to Earth to seed the planet. Many people...
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  • Literary Group in British Poetry
    English poetry 2 The Anglo-Norman period and the Later Middle Ages 3 The Renaissance in England 3.1 Early Renaissance poetry 3.2 The Elizabethans 3.2.1 Elizabethan Song 3.2.2 Courtly poetry 3.2.3 Classicism 3.3 Jacobean and Caroline poetry 3.3.1 The Metaphysical poets 3.3.2 The Cavalier poets ...
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  • Wheel of Time
    as 1984 but wasn’t published before January 1990. During this time the cold war had come to an end. The world got affected in many way when the Berlin wall got teared down but I don’t know if there are any details showing the tension that was during the war or of the happiness that followed. The genre...
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  • Merchant of Venice
    under the condition that he “become…Christian.” (IV. i.379), illustrating the obvious discrimination and low tolerance of other cultures that occurred during the time. In the end, when Shylock ultimately fails at exacting his revenge, it leads the audience to believe that the topic of social equality was...
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  • The Moon in Shakespeare
    Main message: don’t be like Rosaline, Diana and Vesta, become my lover Elizabethan Romance Marriage: Comparable to these days wherein every woman would look forward to that day when they have to walk in the aisle, Elizabethan marriages was also one of the highlight of every woman's life. The chief...
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  • Narrative Art in Poetry
    may find out that poetry played a more effective role than prose in the composition and transmission of different kinds of folk tales, hymns, psalms, myths, epics, ballads and law-codes (Mcquillan 2). 3 In 1966, Roland Barthes made his famous assertion about the art of narration, which has been...
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  • Creatures
    Their images are often used as temple guardians. The name has been applied to the Indian cobra, Naja naja. Adlet[pic] According to Alaskan Inuit legend the Adlet is a bloodthirsty race of canine like hominids said to be the offspring of an Inuit woman’s unnatural mating with a ferocious giant red dog...
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  • The Passionate Sheferd to His Love
    of the period. Poets of the Elizabethan age used poetry as a way to express their wit and talent. It is likely that Marlowe’s poem would have been passed around among his friends long before its publication in 1599 in England, six years after the poet’s death. Few Elizabethan poets published their own...
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  • King Arthur
    these words bring to mind an era of romance and intrigue, birth and death, terrible tragedy and aching love. A glorious era of Britain's history where one man reigned supreme: King Arthur. His very name is shrouded in mystery and doubt. Some say he was to have existed during "Sub-Roman Britain", a label...
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  • Literature
    theatrical dialog performed on stage, it consists of 5 acts. Tragedy, comedy and melodrama are the sub types of drama. e.g William Shakespeare, an Elizabethan dramatist composed the plays Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear that are famous because of its combination of tragedy and comedy. Problem play,...
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  • The Origins and Contemporary Practices of All Souls' Day
    cakes  being  the obligatory  part  of  every   ofrenda.  Prior  to  the  meal,  which  was usually a dinner (for souls  could visit this world  only  during  night  hours),  a  lit  candle   would   be placed in a window of the house, to guide the soul to  its  former  home.  The   meal  was  spent  on ...
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  • Theater
    historical plays, celebrating the lives of historical or legendary kings. These combined the functions of entertainment and propaganda. [edit] Elizabethan and Jacobean drama One of the great flowerings of drama in English occurred in the 16th and 17th centuries. Many of these plays were written in...
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  • Hiv Awareness
    cave paintings in India. * One of the earliest uses of structured dance was introduced in religious ceremonies that told the stories of ancient myths and gods. Egyptian priests used this kind of visual storytelling in their rituals. * Ancient Egyptians used dancing for both entertainment and religion...
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  • The Play American Dreams, by Studs Terkel
    Robinson and the Hollywood blacklisting. Jill Robinson was born in Los Angeles California, and is well known for her stories about Hollywood myths, legends and her childhood experiences in Hollywood. Jill is the daughter of famous Oscar and Tony winner, Dore Schary and artist, M. Svet. Her monologue...
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  • A Comparison of the Great Gatsby and the Virgin Suicides
    16th and 17th century performance conditions „h The form of Elizabethan theatre derived from the innyards and animal baiting rings in which actors had been accustomed to perform in in the past. They were circular wooden buildings with a paved courtyard in the middle. Such a theatre would hold around...
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  • Oral Traditions
    language. They are largely transmitted by word of mouth and consist, as does written literature, of both prose and verse narratives, poems and songs, myths, dramas, rituals, proverbs, riddles, and the like. Nearly all known peoples, now or in the past, have produced them. Oral traditions are formulated...
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  • African Oral Tradition: Forms and Relevances to Modern African Fiction
    that forms like proverbs and riddles cannot be accorded the same status with myths, legends and folktales. “We have identified three prose narrative forms that are common in oral tradition. These are myths, legends and folktales. We contended that some scholars have identified others like proverbs...
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  • Literature
    as essays and philosophical treatises. Major Enlightenment writers include Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, René Descartes. Elizabethan era (c. 1558' 1603): A flourishing period in English literature, particularly drama, that coincided with the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and included...
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  • Analyzing Hero Journey and Animal Myth
    Introduction Myth does not only exist during the old days, where the elderly spoke of legendary stories and spread them mouth to mouth. In today’s global village, where mass media and pop culture overtake everything in the world at the speed and intensity that no one would ever imagine before, myth has become...
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