Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Leadership in MiltonÃ¢â¬â¢s Paradise Lost, CavendishÃ¢â¬â¢s Blazing World, and Ot
Leadership in MiltonÃ¢â¬â¢s Paradise Lost, CavendishÃ¢â¬â¢s Blazing World, and ShakespeareÃ¢â¬â¢s Othello and Hamlet Critical thinkers are the strongest people in the worldÃ¢â¬ânot only are they able to form their own opinions, but these individuals are also versatile enough to listen to their counsel for the best advice. They have learned when to be flexible and when to be stubbornÃ¢â¬âand theyÃ¢â¬â¢ve realized whoÃ¢â¬â¢s a snake in the grass and who deserves paramount respect. To live happily ever after, or even just to survive, a person must learn from the best. Leaders are no exception to the rule. Whether they come from a royal family, are spontaneously appointed, or are the only ones around and therefore lead by default, leaders must detect and discern the truth, using all of the empirical experience and intuitive senses that mankind has had bestowed upon them. In addition to all their duties, a good leader must be a critical thinker. Simply put, a leaderÃ¢â¬â¢s ability to listen to another opinion speaks volumes about their character. In John MiltonÃ¢â¬â¢s Paradise Lost, Margaret CavendishÃ¢â¬â¢s Blazing World, and William ShakespeareÃ¢â¬â¢s tragedies of Othello and Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, there are a tremendous variety of leaders and counselors who all have different circumstances, yet all may be analyzed through twos common themes: The measures of innocence verses experience and passion verses reason in leadership positions. Some of the leaders that will be in focus donÃ¢â¬â¢t always play the part. Some arenÃ¢â¬â¢t always so innocent. But if we look at how characters with leadership roles treat their counselÃ¢â¬âwhether those advisors are family, friends, lovers or superiorsÃ¢â¬âwe will not simply learn more about the literature we study, but we may apply what we learn to o... ...25. Knight, G. Wilson. Ã¢â¬Å"The Embassy of Death: An Essay on Hamlet.Ã¢â¬ The Wheel of Fire: Interpretations of Shakespearean Tragedy. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1930. Machiavelli, Niccolo. The Portable Machiavelli. Eds. Peter Bondanella and Mark Musa. New York: The Viking Press, 1979. McAlpine, Alistair. The New Machiavelli: The Art of Politics in Business. New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc., 1998. Milton, John. Paradise Lost. 1674. Ed. Scott Elledge. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1993. Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. The Tragedies of Shakespeare. Players Illustrated Edition. Chicago: Spencer Press, Inc., 1955. Wood, Tanya Caroline. Ã¢â¬Å"The Fall and Rise of Absolutism: Margaret CavendishÃ¢â¬â¢s Manipulation of Masque Conventions in Ã¢â¬ËThe Claspe: Fantasmes MasqueÃ¢â¬â¢ and The Blazing World.Ã¢â¬ In-between: Essays and Studies in Literary Criticism. 2000.
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