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Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night: Deception & Disguises

As in most comedies, William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night extensively uses disguises, masks, and mistaken identities to add to the comical nature of the play. Viola’s disguise as Orsino’s page, Cesario, becomes crucial to the action in the play. Without this important element, the action in the play would slow down dramatically, making the story much…

Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”: Theme of Love

In the play “Twelfth Night,” Shakespeare explores and illustrates the emotion of love with precise detail. According to “Webster’s New World Dictionary,” love is defined as “a strong affection or liking for someone.” Throughout the play, Shakespeare examines three different types of love: true love, self-love and friendship. “Twelfth Night” consists of many love triangles,…

Thomas Paine: Biography & Propaganda

Thomas Paine, often called the “Godfather of America” was an eighteenth century writer who used propaganda and persuasion techniques to motivate Americans in the fight for freedom from Britain. In one of several editions of his pamphlets titled The Crisis, Paine used several propaganda and persuasion techniques including over generalization, either/or fallacy, bandwagon appeal, parallelism,…

Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched Of The Earth: Summary & Analysis

Fanon’s book, “The Wretched of the Earth” like Foucault’s “Discipline and Punish” question the basic assumptions that underlie society. Both books’ writers come from vastly different perspectives and this shapes what both authors see as the technologies that keep the populace in line. Foucault coming out of the French intellectual class sees technologies as prisons,…