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Faust and Frankenstein
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Goethe in Faust and Shelley in Frankenstein, wrap their stories around two men whose mental and physical actions parallel one another. Both stories deal with characters, who strive to be the übermensch in their world. In Faust, the striving fellow, Faust, seeks physical and mental wholeness in knowledge and disaster in lust. In Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein struggles for control over one aspect of nature and disastrously, through the monster, nature controls him to a much greater degree. Many powers are much too mighty for mortal souls, a lesson that Frankenstein and Faust learn by the end of their tales. While...
lack of maturity which Frankenstein contains but also the thoughtlessness that he has toward his creation. Frankenstein reveals, through his running, fainting and the coma that he had not thought of the ramifications and responsibilities that his creation entailed.

Before they created, Faust and Frankenstein thought that the mere creation and use of a magic-like powers would imediately bring joy to their lives. However, when their magical creations became reality and brought them more pain they removed themselves from the situation. It can be seen then that using these magical powers in order to gain material objects is destructive

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During his lifetime, William Shakespeare composed...During his lifetime, William Shakespeare composed a numerous number of plays, most of which are considerably famous today. Unlike several authors of his time, his work included a large range of genres upon which he created his plays. One of the most famous tragic plays written by Shakespeare is "Hamlet". Based on the life of a fictional young Danish prince, Shakespeare explores the emotions that this prince experiences, as he faces the murder of his father, and plots for revenge. Among the many characters included in the play, Hamlet remains one of the more tragic figures. The circumstances he grows up with, in addition to his own nature, and morals, lead to his own destruction. Hamlet grows up in a very unstable environment, following the death of his father. Being very close to the Late King Hamlet of Denmark, the young prince is even more distraught when his mother soon weds his father's brother, Claudius. However much he tries, Hamlet continues to have a strong suspicion that something is not right and upon his encounter with his father's ghost, he very eager to be done with Claudius. He also refers to as a 'Villain, villain, smiling, damned villain.'1.5, 31, 106 Yet Hamlet then faces a great dilemma when, he needs proof to prove to the world that Claudius did, in reality, murder Hamlet's father. Furthermore, Hamlet is still not certain if his father's ghost be 'a spirit of health, or a goblin damned.'1.5, 25, 40. This way, he is not certain if the news that the ghost gives him is in his best interests or not. Hamlet is portrayed as a very focused young lad, who takes a lot of time to ponder over the meaning of lie, and his own actions. Through the play, Hamlet delivers several soliloquies, all of which seem to revolve over the course of his actions, and death. Included in his famous speech beginning with 'To be, or not to be: that is the question :' 3.1, 63, 56, Hamlet discusses whether or not it is worth giving up life and it's strives by surrendering to death herself. Yet he begins to wonder, 'To die, to sleep"”To Sleep"”perchance to dream :' 3.1, 63, 64-65 and yet. 'What dreams may come when we have schuffled off this mortal coil, must give us pause.'3.1, 63, 66-67. Here, he compares death to sleep, where his conscience fears the dream that may come during his sleep. In another instance, when Hamlet is on his way to England with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, he rejuvenates his spirits by watching an army of marching soldiers, who 'for a fantasy and trick of fame, go to their graves like beds, fight for a plot whereon numbers cannot try the cause'4.5, 102, 61-63, while he himself, with 'a father killed' 4.5, 102, 57 and 'a mother stained' 4.5, 102, 57 has more reason to kill another person. One of the most troubling factors that Hamlet faces through his life however is his sense of morals. Throughout the play, there is a certain feeling that though Hamlet wants his revenge on Claudius, he respects the idea that one should not kill another unless the cause is justified. In other words, he does not wish to continue the cycle of revenge. This is especially apparent in the instance when Hamlet has just found out the means by which his father was murdered, yet does not immediately, as he does not wish to kill another person unless he is sure that are wrong. Also, when Hamlet catches Claudius admitting his sins to God, he could have very easily done away with Claudius, yet he chooses not to use that opportunity, as once again, after repentance, Claudius would have been pardoned for his sins, and would no longer be guilty of his deeds. Towards the end of the play, when Hamlet has succeeded in taking his revenge over Claudius, he too collapses and dies, categorising it as a tragic play. Though portraying a tragic figure, Shakespeare moulds Hamlet into a very scholarly and merciful person.   

During his lifetime, William Shakespeare composed a numerous number of plays, most of which are considerably famous today. Unlike several authors of his time, his work included a large range of genres upon which he created his plays. One of the most famous tragic plays written by Shakespeare is "Hamlet"....

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Is Perry A Hero? A hero...Is Perry A Hero? A hero can be defined as a person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked his/her life. Being in a war has made many people hero's, for an example Perry. Perry can be considered a hero because unlike others, Perry willingly went into the war. He also went into a war with a medical history and then in the war ended up saving a fellow soldier's life. The first reason Perry is a hero is because he enlisted in the war while other fled from the draft. First, Perry is a courageous man for entering the war. At this particular period in time, some people did everything they could to avoid going into the war. One way people could avoid the war was to flee to Canada. Brew admits to thinking about this by saying to Perry, "I almost went to Canada when I got notice to go down and register"¦"¦but I didn't have the nerve"P. 147. Another way people fled the war was by burning their draft cards that they have received. Another way Perry is a hero is that even though he had a medical condition, he still wanted to join the army. Second of all, Perry is a hero because even though he had a medical condition, he stilled enlisted in the army. Some people back in America didn't even want to go to Vietnam, Perry did it with a hurt leg. This leg injury kept Perry from what he really wanted in getting training in a helicopter, so he decided to do the next best thing. Perry is not legally allowed to join the army in Vietnam but the paperwork on him is backed up so no one will know until later. We learn that the paperwork has been at camp for a while because at the end of the book a doctor says to Perry, "It was here since, oh yes, the eight of March. I guess it was late. You're going to be sent home."P. 305. The last reason as to why Perry is a hero is because he saved a man's life by risking his own. Lastly, Perry is considered a hero because of saving a man's life. Perry and Peewee were walking back to the extraction point when they saw Monaco being held captive by Congs who were fifty feet away in some bushes. Perry and Peewee recognized that the Congs were waiting for a helicopter to come pick Monaco up and at that point the Congs would attack. Risking death upon their already beaten bodies, Perry and Peewee attacked the Congs using the element of surprise. They managed to rescue Monaco and get back to base safely. Monaco shows his appreciation by saying to Perry at the hospital, "No, I was dead. I was actually sitting there with that Cong gun right on my ass and I was dead. You know, when it went down, when you and Peewee opened up on the gun, it was like I was brought back to life. I was dead and I was brought back to life again."P. 300 Perry, along with many others, has been made into a war hero by fighting in the Vietnam War. The first way Perry was a hero was by enlisting in the war while many others fled the country to escape the draft. Also, Perry is a hero by joining the army in Vietnam despite his medical condition with his leg. Finally, the last way Perry was a hero was by saving a fellow soldier's life Monaco while risking his own at the same time. Hopefully, soldiers in all wars can be as courageous and heroic as Perry was.   

Is Perry A Hero? A hero can be defined as a person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked his/her life. Being in a war has made many people hero's, for an example Perry. Perry can be considered a hero because unlike others,...

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