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    (Aristophanes). Utopian comedy in which women withhold sex from their husbands to control their behavior. Issues of women's rights, man-woman relations, sex.

    Aristophanes wrote the Utopian comedy "Lysistrata" in 411 B.C. and the play deals with a humorous, yet serious theme. The time of the play is the fif... more
    5 pages | 1 sources | 3 citations | MLA citation style

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    Analyzes tragic life of protagonist in contrast to happy endings of fairy tales.

    Joseph Campbell has noted that modern literature generally deals with the tragedy of life. Since the early twentieth century, writers have emphasized... more
    6 pages | 4 sources | 13 citations | APA citation style

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    Examines medieval tale in light of Dante's moral system.

    It is interesting to imagine how Dante would have read Chretien de Troyes' Yvain, or the Knight with the Lion. Because of his foolish pride, Yvain br... more
    6 pages | 1 sources | 15 citations | MLA citation style

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    Compares Homer's & Dante's views of Ulysses & his legend & myth.

    From the earliest surviving works of Western literature down to those of the twentieth century the myth of Ulysses has been an important source for po... more
    5 pages | 7 sources | 18 citations | MLA citation style

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    Discusses her rule over Carthrage & her depictions in Virgil's AENEID & Dante's DIVINE COMEDY & Christine de Pizon's 1405 BOOK OF THE CITY OF LADIES., which was written to rehabilitate Dido's reputation & to counteract lies about women characters.

    Christine de Pizan's Book of the City of Ladies (1405) was written to counteract the lies and misrepresentations about women's character that the auth... more
    8 pages | 4 sources | 19 citations | MLA citation style

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    Analysis of Dante's THE DIVINE COMEDY in relation to justice. Role of God and Christ. Purgatory section as a scene of self-realization. Inferno (Hell) section with divine justice meted out to sinners. Paradise section and love as as aspect of divine justice. Dante's complex theory related to his times.

    DANTE AND DIVINE JUSTICE Justice is not a political or legal question in “The Divine Comedy. Instead, Dante takes his cue from Aristotle who sa... more
    8 pages | 3 sources | 19 citations | APA citation style

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    This paper compares the ambitions of Claudius in Shakespeare's Hamlet to the personal ambitions of Montaigne, as expressed in his Essays. Discusses the contrast between Montaigne's lack of ambition, and Claudius' overpowering ambition.

    In William Shakespeare's Hamlet the character of Claudius Hamlet'suncle is a man utterly consumed by ambition Indeed the fact that hewould murder his ... more
    15 pages | 10 sources | 35 citations | MLA citation style

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    This paper provides an analysis of the subplot relationship between Beatrice and Benedick in Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing. The analysis describes the qualities of the lovers, the opposition they must overcome to attain their love, and the consequential moral perspective illustrated by their relationship.

    Much Ado About Nothing Introduction William Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing illustrates theinteractions of two very different pairs of lov... more
    4 pages | 5 sources | 11 citations | MLA citation style

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    This paper provides six two page essays. The first three essays discuss the lives, influences, and works of Anton Chekov, Henrik Ibsen, and Susan Glaspell. The second three essays discuss the characters, genres, structure and effectiveness of these playwrights’ respective plays: A Cherry Orchard, A Doll’s House, and Trifles.

    Literature The Cherry Orchard The Cherry Orchard is filled with loss suffering and self-deception yet author Anton Chekov labeled the play a comedy As... more
    12 pages | 12 sources | 42 citations | APA citation style

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    Discusses Oedipus by Sophocles, Lysistrata by Aristophanes, and Hamlet by Shakespeare in terms of their dramatic genre and structure. Also discusses the biographies of these three writers.

    Essays on Three Plays and Their AuthorsOedipus Sophocles' Oedipus the King is a drama specifically one ofthe greatest tragedies ever written and as ed... more
    12 pages | 12 sources | 25 citations | APA citation style

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