• Black Boy Thematic Essay
    very ashamed and embarrassed. His pride is hurt, because it had been proven that he was wrong about something. In short, pride causes problems for Richard at school when he refuses to be punished by Aunt Addie, decides to read his own speech instead of the principal’s, and finds that he has been...
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  • Allusion, figurative language, and tone to convey Wolsey’s complex response to his dismissal from court (Shakespeare’s play Henry VIII)
    is a-ripening, nips his root, 9. And then he falls as I do. I have ventur’d, 10. Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders,1 11. This many summers in a sea of glory, 12. But far beyond my depth. My high-blown pride 13. At length broke under me, and now has left me, 14. Weary and old with...
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  • Beowulf
    therefore traps them in a false sense of security, causing their inevitable demise. Beowulf has pride in his physical accomplishments, but this is fleeting and will eventually be his own trap causing his death. This speech ties in well with the rest of the poem. Beowulf has physical satisfaction...
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  • Opening Speech in Doctor Faustus
    and Tamburlaine and his most famous pay Doctor Faustus. Doctor Faustus is rich in issues prevalent in those times and has elements of a morality play as well as tragedy. The opening speech of Doctor Faustus reflects an ideological battle between Orthodox Christianity and Renaissance Humanism. It...
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  • Pride and Prejudice
    Hertfordshire. Everybody is disgusted with his pride. You will not find him more favorably spoken of by anyone”, Elizabeth is normally composed and clear minded, but when she’s talking to Mr. Wickham she exaggerates and seems bemused, this shows the trap in how people fall into love. This is interesting...
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  • Milton's Fallen Angels
    power and emotion, Milton has created a beast that holds none of the redeeming qualities one would expect from a rational person. After Satan’s fall, most reactions would be for him to keep the consequences of his actions; yet Satan is not able to do so. Using the fallen angels as an out for normal...
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  • Othello
    status of a tragic hero. Imperfections such as pride and jealousy are signs of an insecure personality. The Othello in the beginning of the play is a noble character. His pride of a great soldier and general is shown in the power of his speech in the beginning of the play. Othello¡¦ s sense of...
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  • Freedom of Speech
    which has deemed us far superior to creatures much stronger and faster than our relatively feeble bodies. However, mankind often falls prey to bigotry, believing in a single opinion and refusing to listen to any other, a flaw which has brought forth much devastation to society. The implementation...
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  • Classic Texts
    classic texts can serve to warn us of repeating the same mistakes made in the past. Any text that has these characteristics can be classified as a classic text. The novel 'Animal Farm', the extract from 'Pride and Prejudice', as well as the 'Martin Luther King Speech' (MLK speech) all have these...
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  • Analysis of Burial at Thebes
    established power of Thebes. The Chorus’s first speech (117–179) describes the thwarted pride of the invading enemy: Zeus hates bravado and bragging. Yet this paean to the victory of Thebes through the graces of Zeus has a subtly critical edge. The Chorus’s focus on pride and the fall of the prideful...
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  • Hrothgar and Humility
    and is overcome with the sins of pride and arrogance then he is sure to lose God’s favor. He recounts the tale of Heremod, elaborating on how he became overly consumed with himself and forgetting that he is but a human and will one day fall prey to illness or age. After being such a self-absorbed...
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  • Cardinal Wolsey
    reconsider the value of his position. Wolsey’s depression is made clear by the way he positions himself in the midst of his downfall he feels as though everything he has ever had has wasted away. At one point in the speech Wolsey states: “My high-blown pride at length broke under me, and now has left me...
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  • English A1 Ee
    gallant speeches boasting of unmatched determination. Milton has created a Satan that draws readers into sympathising or even admiring such an evil and hated figure. As Satan’s speech comes to an end in the first book, we can see the results of his glorious words. ‘’I shout that tore hell’s...
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  • The Great Arsenal of Democracy (Ethos, Pathos, Logos)
    President Roosevelt on December 29, 1940. Throughout the speech President Roosevelt uses excessive amounts of pathos to connect with his people emotionally. He plays on their pride, fear, and the feelings of shame. He uses logos to express the facts and reasoning behind why the American people should...
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  • Essay Prompt
    river to home. *killed in battle, guilty of sin of pride King Heardred: son of Hygelac; falls into some trap as his father did; attacks Sweden but is killed during the raid. Wiglaf: only soldier who stayed to help Beowulf slay the dragon. Issues of who is speaking at any point in the poem...
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  • Pride and Prejudice Research Paper
    Rose 1 Zach Rose Cunningham Language Arts 3-4 H October 14, 2013 Social Culture Then and Now: Regency Era and Modern Times ! Like the leaves in the fall etiquette is an ever changing aspect of society. In Jane Austen’s time proper manners, fancy dress and formal speech were the...
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  • Analysis of Kennedy's "Ich Bin Ein Berliner"
    , ending and three main parts. All three main parts have a main topic and employ two of Aristotle’s appeals. The introduction and ending of the speech have the purpose of expressing Kennedy’s solidarity and pride towards the people of West Berlin. The introduction and first paragraph of the speech have...
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  • Antigone
    * His punishment opens a pathway for learning * Hubris * Means excessive pride or self confidence * In Greek tragedies: excessive pride towards or defiance of gods * Pride that comes before a fall * Purpose * Give flaw to character allowing the reader to relate...
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  • My speech on othello
    and noble act of self-punishment for his tragic actions and knowingly condemning himself? Or – is he committing a cowardly escape from facing what he has done? “Soft you; a word or two before you go. I have done the state some service, and they know’t.” This shows his excessive pride to the extent...
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  • Paradise Lost - John Milton's Satan; Hero or Not?
    were wise, against so great a foe <br>Contending, and so doubtful what might fall. <br>(Milton 68) <br> <br>In this fraction of Satan's speech, Milton shows how skilled Satan is in his choice of words. Also, this shows why the others look up to Satan as their leader, as Hamilton says, "Satan is seen...
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