eassy 1 for context, App vs real

eassy 1 for context, App vs real - Stephen Martell...

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Stephen Martell Appearance versus Reality “Sometimes you must look past the trees to see the forest.” The idea of appearance verses reality relates to the truths often masked by a person’s perceived appearance. The theme of appearance verses reality simply brings about the idea that “things often aren’t what they seem,” and can be seen in both Canterbury Tales and Richard II. King Richard II and the knight from the Wife of Bath tale both demonstrate this idea of appearance verses reality throughout their respective stories. King Richard is initially introduced as a self indulged king that cares little for the affairs of the English commoners. In order to cover up the killing of a royal family member, Richard banishes two men that were quarreling over the recent murder. The men were to fight to the death if Richard had not intervened. Richard, as it was implied in the reading, had known of the murder. His actions were not to be a just and merciful king, but rather to save face and redirect the attention off of himself. Thus, it appears to most of
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Mz during the Spring '08 term at Saint Joseph's University.

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