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International Baccalaureate: World Literature
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Treatment of escapism in A Street car named desire by Tennessee Williams and Death Of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
INTRODUCTION The American dramatists ?Tennessee Williams? and ?Arthur Miller? deal with the theme of escapism in their respective plays. Escapism is not an uncommon theme in the American plays of the 19th century. American drama during this era often showed the hopelessness of characters that could not live up to their hopes and expectations. But more than dealing with the theme of escapism I have chosen these American plays to analyze how playwrights? treatment of this theme is different in each play.
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How and to what effect does the use of language empower Higgins and transform Eliza in G.B. Shaws Pygmalion?
Introduction In G.B Shaw?s comedy of purpose Pygmalion, language is seen as an effective tool of social power which imposes hierarchy on society. Shaw believed that language causes social inclusion and exclusion and this Edwardian mannerism and prejudice finds expression in the social, educational and gender injustice of his times. Shaw ridicules these aspects of the society he lived in. He felt it necessary to highlight these three aspects and awaken the social consciousness of his audiences. Vesonder rightly observes ?Even a superficial examination of Pygmalion will show that the main focus of the play is not erotic involvement but
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(Word Count: 299) Contents: * Abstract * Contents * Introduction * frost/Nixon Interviews (Nixon?s Point Of View) * The Neutral Viewpoint on Watergate * Anti-Nixon point of view * Conclusion * Bibliography * Appendix I * Appendix 2 Introduction: ?I impeached myself ?, these are the famous words of President Richard Nixon in response to one of Sir David Frost?s questions during the famous David Frost and Richard Nixon interviews in 1977. The President impeached himself by submitting his resignation for his alleged involvement in the Watergate Scandal.
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To what extent can society be blamed for the isolation in the lives of the protagonists of J.D Salingers The Catcher in the Rye and Albert Camuss The Stranger.
Such is the rule of isolation. Physical detachment does not define isolation, as the isolated are detached from the three main functions of a human being: the heart, the mind and the soul. Isolation brings along sorrow to some beings and relief to others. Nobody can define isolation as either a positive or a negative feeling, as there are some who frantically pursue isolation and some who rapidly veer away from it. It is as good or as bad as not accepting the norms of the world, not following the tide that the others create and not feeling comfortable in other people?s comfort.
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