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Ambiguity Essay Examples

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Shakespeare's Politics of Ambiguity in Julius Caesar
In this paper I am going to explore the issue of authority with regards
to the assassination of Julius Caesar by his close friend Brutus and a
group of conspirators. More specifically, I am going to argue that
Shakespeare, although he chooses to use the historical figure of Julius
Caesar as a Tyrant, at the same time he dre...
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Comparing de Beauvoir's and Nietzsche's Criticism of Nihilism
In the Genealogy of Morals and The Ethics of Ambiguity, Nietzsche and de Beauvoir both criticize and propose an alternative to nihilism, according to which means there are no objective values, purposes or meanings in life. So, nihilists believe that the established values (e.g., the value of truth-telling), etc. in our soci...
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An Analysis of the Ambiguities in E. E. Cummings' Poem "she being Brand"
The First Time The art of poetry is typically not an easy study. In most cases the reader is faced with several sources of double meanings and the freedom to interpret these meanings as they please; not necessarily in the way in which the poets would have intended. To many, this is what makes poetry so much more beautif...
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Ambiguity in Hawthorne's Novel The Scarlet Letter
Ambiguity and The Scarlet Letter go better together than two people that have been happily married for 75 years. There is no exemption in Hawthornes exquisite symbolism of one of his main characters, Pearl. The Scarlet Letter A, worn by Hester Prynne, was a punishment for the immoral sin of adultery she had committed. Follo...
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Karl Kramer's Analysis of Ambiguity in Anton Chekhov's The Lady with the Dog
Ambiguity Anton Chekhov's short and fictional stories played an important role in the history of literature. Chekhov's writings marked the transformation into the modern form with modern ideas. His work was marked as profound works of literature, such as his short story, "The Lady with the Dog", which was cal...
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The Ambiguity and Confusion from the First Amendment
Ambiguity and Confusion from the First Amendment In the First Amendment, it is stated that: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to peaceably to assemble, and to...
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An Analysis of the Moral Ambiguity of the Universe as Prevalent Throughout Melville's Moby Dick
The moral ambiguity of the universe is prevalent throughout Melvilles Moby Dick. None of the characters represent pure evil or pure goodness. Even Melvilles description of Ahab, whom he repeatedly refers to "monomaniacal," suggesting an amorality or psychosis, is given a chance to be seen as a frail, sympathetic c...
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The Attitudes of Man as Explained by Simone De Beauvoir
Ethics, Happiness, Freedom, and Virtue In this paper, I will explain the attitudes of the sub-man, serious man, nihilist, adventurer, and passionate person as explained by Simone De Beauvoir. I will show how freedom is neglected in each attitude due to inconsistency and the fear of facing reality. In De Beauvoirs boo...
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A Discussion of the Nature of Language TOK Essay
A Discussion of the Nature of Language TOK Essay [i:31520cfda4]"One of the chief obstacles to intelligent communication is the nature of language itself" [/i:31520cfda4] Theory of Knowledge Essay 2 A language is defined as "a systematic means of communicating ideas or feelings by the use of c...
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An Analysis of the Ambiguity in A Road Not Taken, a Poem by Robert Frost
The poem is basically about a person who has at some point in his life been posed with a question of which path to take. Obviously, there would be a dilemma on his part and the poem revolves around his decision. Frosts narrative style has lent itself to a certain amount of ambiguity in what he is trying to convey.
This ambi...
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An Analysis of the use of Ambiguity and Religious Allusion To Convey Decay and Death in the Poem "A" By T.S. Elliot
In the poem "A ," T.S. Eliot uses ambiguity and religious allusion to convey decay and death of the old order to make room for modernity. Examining the imagery in the poem and the tone used allows for a better idea of what the speaker's attitude is toward these changes, and perhaps a hint of how the author himself...
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An Understanding of a Contract
Once a contract has been established between two parties, does not necessarily mean that its provisions are clear and beyond dispute. The parties may have differing views as to what was expressly agreed upon, and may encounter potential ambiguity and difficultly in coming to an understanding to the terms upon which they hav...
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An Analysis of Ambiguity in the Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare
In the play The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, it preformed the essential need of Hamlet, the protagonist and his ambiguity about the murder of his uncle Claudius, the new King. The essential revenge was something that was absolutely necessary that Hamlet should have done. Claudius, King Hamlet’s brother, murdered Ki...
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A Literary Analysis of Moral Ambiguity in Moby Dick by Melville
The moral ambiguity of the universe is prevalent throughout Melville’s Moby Dick. None of the characters represent pure evil or pure goodness. Even Melville’s description of Ahab, whom he repeatedly refers to "monomaniacal," suggesting an amorality or psychosis, is given a chance to be seen as a frail, sympathetic...
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An Introduction to Moral Ambiguity and Implications of Children's Fairytales
Moral Ambiguity and Implications of Children's Fairytales Moral Ambiguity and Implications of Children's Fairytales A fairytale as we know it is meant to be an entertaining story of incredible and supernatural happenings. Its purpose is to stimulate the depths of a young mind in such a way as to make us a part of...
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An Analysis of Politic and the English Language by George Orwell
Orwell and the English language George Orwell, the author of “Politics and the English language” believes in the traditional style of the English language and that there is a definite correlation between language and action. Orwell highly believes that proper English can be cured by never using slang and never using a lon...
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An Analysis of Ambiguity in Tim O'Brien's In the Lake of the Woods
Ambiguity in In the Lake of the Woods We all perform vanishing tricks, effacing history, locking up our lives and slipping day by day into the shadows (301). Reality is relative to the observer; beings so, history is what one makes it. The main character in In the Lake of the Woods is a man named John Wade; the reader know...
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An Analysis of The Ambiguity of Death
The Ambiguity of Death Since the creation of man, certain primal urges have been imprinted into the human being s psyche. Out of many of those the instinct of death is included, probably stemming from the necessity of killing to obtain one s food. The instinct of death remains today and has been changed, adapted, suppresse...
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The Theme of Ambiguity in the Novel the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Ambiguity and The Scarlet Letter go better together than two people that have been happily married for 75 years. There is no exemption in Hawthorne s exquisite symbolism of one of his main characters, Pearl. The Scarlet Letter A, worn by Hester Prynne, was a punishment for the immoral sin of adultery she had committed. F...
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4 pages
An Overview of the Moral Ambiguity in the Novel Moby Dick by Herman Melville
The moral ambiguity of the universe is prevalent throughout Melville s Moby Dick. None of the characters represent pure evil or pure goodness. Even Melville s description of Ahab, whom he repeatedly refers to "monomaniacal," suggesting an amorality or psychosis, is given a chance to be seen as a frail, sympathetic...
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The Ambiguity in The Scarlet Letter, a Novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Ambiguity and The Scarlet Letter go better together than two people that have been happily married for 75 years. There is no exemption in Hawthorne s exquisite symbolism of one of his main characters, Pearl. The Scarlet Letter A, worn by Hester Prynne, was a punishment for the immoral sin of adultery she had committed. Foll...
1,818 words
4 pages
The Relation of Ambiguity in the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Ambiguity and The Scarlet Letter go better together than two people that have been happily married for 75 years. There is no exemption in Hawthorne’s exquisite symbolism of one of his main characters, Pearl. The Scarlet Letter A, worn by Hester Prynne, was a punishment for the immoral sin of adultery she had committed. F...
1,818 words
4 pages
The Irony of Death as Portrayed in "A Formal Application"
The Ambiguity of Death Since the creation of man, certain primal urges have been imprinted into the human being’s psyche. Out of many of those the instinct of death is included, probably stemming from the necessity of killing to obtain one’s food. The instinct of death remains today and has been changed, adapted, suppress...
855 words
2 pages
An Analysis of Seamus Heaney's Poem Digging
Digging A poem by Seamus Heaney In this poem 'Digging' by Seamus Heaney, there is an element of ambiguity. The author writes this poem about a Father 'digging potatoes' - this however, is only on the surface. Underlying the true intention or meaning of the poem reveals the great admiration and respect for how hardworking...
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A Literary Analysis of Morality in Moby Dick by Melville
Moby Dick The moral ambiguity of the universe is prevalent throughout Melville’s Moby Dick. None of the characters represent pure evil or pure goodness. Even Melville’s description of Ahab, whom he repeatedly refers to "monomaniacal," suggesting an amorality or psychosis, is given a chance to...
1,381 words
3 pages