Prince Hamlet attempts to avenge his father's death by deciphering the devious plot of the new king, his Uncle Claudius — only to be tragically killed.
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In the informational text “United and Divided: How Religion Drove Politics in Pre-Modern Europe,” Shelby Ostergaard explores the important role that religion has played in shaping Europe.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a German philosopher whose work has greatly influenced Western modern philosophy. This passage discusses Nietzsche's concept of the “will to power” (German: der Wille zur Macht), the main desire and driving force in humans.
In this excerpt from Poetics, Aristotle offers a definition of tragedy, as well as several examples and non-examples of the genre.
Niccoló Machiavelli (1469-1527) was an Italian Renaissance historian, politician, and writer based in Florence. His masterpiece, The Prince, published in 1532, advises new princes on how to get and retain power by any means necessary.
In his final diary entry, John Wilkes Booth justifies his assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and wonders at his fate.
William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), better known by his pen name, O. Henry, was an American writer. His short story, “The Guilty Party,” published in 1909, is a tragic story about a girl named Liz who is engaged to be married, overcome with jealousy, and then driven to violence.
In Emily Dickinson’s poem “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,” a speaker describes the loss of something internal that affects them deeply.
In the informational text “How Small Fibs Lead to Big Lies,” Rebecca Hersher discusses a study conducted by researchers to determine whether or not people who tell small lies are more likely to tell bigger lies.