An Apache tale : Two Wolves

One evening an old Apache told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. "One is Evil - It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. "The other is the Spirit - It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith." The grandson thought about it for […]

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Quizz : how evil are you ?

You are pure evil You are absolutely terrifying. Your mere presence strikes fear into the hearts of everyone around you. There is no turning back. You are the definition of evil and probably work for an evil company like AOL.

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Richard III : Order and Disorder, the Elizabethan problem

It is very often an issue in Shakespeare's plays. It deals with order and degree: each thing in the Universe has a place in a scale of things. It is more than a political doctrine: it implies a metaphysical organization of the Universe, which is also linked with theology. We can"t find an exponent of this doctrine, it is everywhere at the back of people's minds. It is a world picture in the collective unconscious consciousness. Disorder is the equivalent […]

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Richard III : the ambiguity of Richard's evil

I. The Vice Was the favourite character in medieval morality plays. He is both an intriguer and a deceiver. He creates laughter and engages the audience's sympathy in a conspirational relationship. Richard generates a special relation between word and deed. He tells the audience what he is going to do, then does it and finally recalls what he did: his soliloquies and asides create a feeling of conspiracy. The Vice was also a figure of carnival, who fights the established […]

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Introduction to "Macbeth"

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Macbeth was written by Shakespeare between 1603 and 1606, between Caesar and Hamlet. It is the story of a murderer and usurper, like Richard III or Claudius (Hamlet) from crime to crime to achieve security. Macbeth is a villain but a more humanized character compared to Richard. Macbeth is a noble and gifted man. He chooses treachery and crime, knows them for what they are and is totally aware he is doing evil. Evil is concentrated in Macbeth and Lady […]

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"There are varying degrees of evil..."

[Enter Connor, Murphy and Il Duce into the court room - armed. They make the mobster kneel in front of the audience.] Connor (Sean Patrick Flanery) : Now you will receive us ! Murphy (Norman Reedus) : We do not ask for your poor, or your hungry. Connor : We do not want your tired and sick. Murphy : It is your corrupt we claim. Connor : It is your evil that will be sought by us. Murphy : With […]

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