To compare Shakespeare’s Othello and Sophocles’ Oedipus, we have to thoroughly explore both characters and review their personalities. The common thing that they both have that is very obvious – they are both tragic heroes. The devil is reflected in both of their personalities: Othello has in his connection with deceitful Iago and Oedipus is a devil in flesh himself. Now let us take a closer look at both personages.
In Shakespeare play, the personage of Othello possesses certain characteristics that make him seem naïve and unsophisticated compared to other characters. That is why Iago uses him to get the rewards. Iago told Roderigo, “O, sir, content you. I follow him [Othello] to serve my turn upon him” (I, i lines 38-9). Iago takes advantage of Othello in any situation, and Othello always believes him. Read full essay “Compare and contrast the characters of the Shakespeare’s Othello and Sophocles’ Oedipus”
Compare and contrast the concept of grief and its implications
The two works I would like to discuss in this essay are “The Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich and “Daddy” by Sylvia Plath. Grief is something that unites both pieces and is very strong emotional basis in them.
Sylvia Path uses her poem “Daddy” to show her deep emotions towards here father’s life sufferings and death. She uses very passionate language to put all her grief, rage, confusion and abandonment into her work. Her father was a Nazi soldier that was killed in the World War II while she was still very young. She was saying that she had no idea where he was killed in the battle; the only thing she had left of him is his picture. She speaks about how she chose a man to marry that remotely reminded her of the father to compensate her grief. Sylvia also expresses a dark anger toward him for his political views and actions in such passages as: “Not God but a swastika / so black no sky could squeak through” and “…the brute / Brute heart of a brute like you.” She goes on talk about how her poor or non-existent relationship with her father caused her to enter an unhealthy relationship. Finally, she conveys a mood of overcoming this man’s dark hold on her. She is still filled with unhealthy rage toward him but in her repeating that she is “through” and discussing having killed someone she demonstrates her feelings of self-empowerment. Read full essay “Compare and contrast the concept of grief and its implications in “The Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich and “Daddy” by Sylvia Plath”
Dale Carnegie “How to win friends”.
In this essay I would like to discuss the two books “How to win friends” by Dale Carnegie and “Discourse” by Deborah Tannen. In addition, I would like to look at the two theories analyzed in the books and see how the various types of communication are described in them.
Several years ago, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Carnegie Institute of Technology conducted investigations that found about fifteen percent of the financial prosperity comes from the technical knowledge; thus eighty-five percent comes from one’s personality and capability to be a good leader. Most of colleges and universities nowadays do a good job giving technical skills and knowledge to a student but very few of them are able to provide a good “people skills”. For this reason most organizations keep making their junior executives to take Dale Carnegie course in effective and human relations, and the main textbooks for this course is “How to win friends and influence people”. Read full essay ““How to win friends” by Dale Carnegie and “Discourse” by Deborah Tannen” Discussed”
David – a man after God’s heart.
The Bible is filled with strong personalities, but none leads David in the parade. His life was whirlwind from which striking images flash. We see him playing his harp, writing poems, fighting battles, faking insanity and praising God. We watch him cry when he learns of his closest friend death. We see Nathan point his finger at him, accusing him of adultery and murder. We hear David’s guilty, anguished voice crying to God for the life of his infant child. He has survived a huge crisis in his life, but somehow he always came back. He maintained his passionate trust in God. First and Second Samuels do not paint him as a flawless character, nor as a perfect model of strength and courage. David has striking weaknesses. However, he still appeals to us, whatever he did, he put his whole heart into it. In his love for God, he held nothing back. Read full essay “David – a man after God’s heart|Free Essay”
British film industry has never been booming, but during 1970’s it found itself in the most permanent crisis. The Oscar triumph in 1981 gave a hope and started a so-called British cinema renaissance, but it was still very questionable in British Cinema could live up to the expectations.
I would like to discuss crisis and the attempts of getting of productions slumps in different levels: production level, the number of movies produced, style level, how many of the international awards have been won, cinema attendance. Also the important factor to consider is the fact that British films are often financed by international investors and film-maker have to appeal to the audiences worldwide, so how many movies can we can consider to be truly British? Read full essay “British Film Industry | Free essay example”