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The Epilogue of the Tempest by William Shakespeare is an excellent -- if not the best -- example of Shakespeare's brilliance. In 20 lines Shakespeare is able to write an excellent ending to his play, while speaking through his characters about Shakespeare's own life and career. Even more amazingly, he seemlessly ties the two together. In the context of the story Prospero's monologue makes...
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It is curious to note the role of women in Shakespearean literature. Many critics have lambasted the female characters in his plays as two-dimensional and unrealistic portrayals of subservient women. Others have asserted that the roles of women in his plays were prominent for the time and culture that he lived in. That such contrasting views could be held in regards to the same topic is academ...
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Time and Fate in Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet, said to be one of the most famous love stories of all times, is a play anchored on time and fate. Some actions are believed to occur by chance or by destiny. The timing of each action influences the outcome of the play. While some events are of less significance, some are crucial to the development of this tragedy. The substantial eve...
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Shakespeare essays / Macbeth: Tragedy Or Satire?
Macbeth: Tragedy or Satire? William Shakespeare wrote four great tragedies, the last of which was written in 1606 and titled Macbeth. This "tragedy", as it is considered by societal critics of yesterday's literary world, scrutinizes the evil dimension of conflict, offering a dark and gloomy atmosphere of a world dominated by the powers ofdarkness. Macbeth, more so than any of Shakespe...
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Shakespeare essays / King Lear
Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear is a detailed description of the consequences of one man's decisions. This fictitious man is Lear, King of England, who's decisions greatly alter his life and the lives of those around him. As Lear bears the status of King he is, as one expects, a man of great power but sinfully he surrenders all of this power to his daughters as a reward for their demonstrati...
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Sir Fortinbras and noble knights of the army of Norway, I stand before you today to tell a tale of a martyred hero to whom we must remember. Hamlet be thy name. He was a friend and a leader. About eight months ago Hamlet was distraught, I'd never seen him like this before. He had a good excuse, I mean his father had just died, his mom, god rest her soul, remarried not even a month afterwards. ...
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Peasants of the early sixteenth century are often pictured carrying a bundle of limbs tied with vines on their backs. This is a perfect metaphor for the events in Macbeth. Macbeth is one of many thanes, or limbs, bundled together. The thanes are united by the king, or the vine. Scotland, or the peasant, carries the bundle by the sweat of his brow. They carry the bundle for fires on cold ni...
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Aristotle's Poetics is considered the guide to a well written tragedy; his methods have been used for centuries. In Aristotle's opinion, plot is the most important aspect of the tragedy, all other parts such as character, diction, and thought stem from the plot. Aristotle defines a tragedy as "…an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnit...
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Shakespeare essays / Shakespeare And His Theatre
Compared to the technical theaters of today, the London public theaters in the time of Queen Elizabeth I seem to be terribly limited. The plays had to be performed during daylight hours only and the stage scenery had to be kept very simple with just a table, a chair, a throne, and maybe a tree to symbolize a forest. Many say that these limitations were in a sense advantages. What the t...
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Shakespeare essays / Responsibility ?
By Oliver Palmer 10A ([email protected]) ?No pulse shall keep his native progress, but surcease. No warmth, no breath, shall testify thou livest. And in this borrowed likeness of shrunk death thou shalt continue two and forty hours, and then awake as from a pleasant sleep? (Act 4, Scene 1). With these words, Friar Lawrence passed Juliet what would turn out to be the fatal vial. Juliet ...
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Shakespeare essays / William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare English 8 Moira Triste An English dramatist and poet, by the name of William Shakespeare, has touched society from the Elizabethan age, to Generation Next. His manifold achievements and literary dominance range from a mesmerising number of published plays, and a renowned theatre company, to merely two narrative poems. His life, his times, an...
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Shakespeare essays / Jealousy In Othello
Jealousy is not inherited in a person, but developed from the fatal factors of their character. In Shakespeare's Othello, the destruction of the fleet clears away all other tension, leaving only mannerisms to be a cause of conflict. There is a common archetype that Othello, Iago, and Roderigo follow: jealousy is produced by a character held in high respect that seems to prefer another. O...
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Shakespeare essays / Fate Of Romeo And Juliet
The Fate of Romeo and Juliet by Paul Schonfeld In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, fate plays an extremely powerful role throughout the story. It turns out to cause many terrible events. Shakespeare hints at the outcome throughout the story and makes the reader hope more and more that Romeo and Juliet can live together. Unfortunately, the fate of Romeo and Juliet isn't a very prefer...
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Shakespeare essays / Macbeth - Blood Imagery
"Imagery, and It's Impact in the Play Macbeth" The tragedy Macbeth by Shakespeare conveys blood imagery throughout the play. By representing imagery in a metaphoric way, it establishes sympathy between the main character and the audience, and questions the sanity of Macbeth. By creating sympathy between the audience and Macbeth, understanding him is easier. In the play, Macbeth becomes k...
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Shakespeare essays / Romeo And Juliet
Once upon a time there was a love struck boy. He was called Romeo Monteque. He was penury for the love of a young maiden, Rosaline. She was an exquisite charm to Romeo. But, Romeo was a pensive man because Rosaline's love for Romeo was naught. There was an enemy to the Monteques though. A family called the Capulets. Romeo had a cousin that's name was Mercutio. He was very rash and ...
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Did Shakespeare, in any fashion, influence the great novelist Dickens? That is the question that I have set to find out. I assumed so, but I really wanted to find the pure truth about these great novelists, perhaps the best people ever to have perfected this art form. I looked for specific reasons and certain examples about these two men. William Shakespeare is a genius of his art form, of t...
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This year in English, we have studied many different characters. We have studied the works from Ancient Greece, England, about King Arthur, and of Oedipus, just to name a few. One type of character we have studied throughout this year is the tragic hero. This character starts high, and falls low due to a tragic flaw. Throughout historical liturature, a person can find these tragic heros. ...
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Shakespeare essays / Prince Henery's Transformation
"This play is not about King Henry IV but about the future King Henry V." The play talks primarily about Prince Henry's growth from a young foolish man to a mature adult. The Prince's growth is mainly measured by the way his father feels or would feel (if he knew) about the Prince's actions. At first Hals actions seem rebellious and immature. Later Hals realizes his behaviors aren't what ...
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Shakespeare essays / Romeo And Juliet
Romeo and Juliet Have you ever read the classic play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare? Many movies have come from the play, but none have ever told the story exactly like William Shakespeare. One of these movies was made in 1996 by Baz Luhrman called, William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Between the movie and the play, there are many similarities and differenc...
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Steve Strohack The bible states that blood is "The River of Life". In William Shakespeare's Macbeth, the symbol of blood is used in various contexts as an effective method in describing the theme of the play. This essay will outline how "Treachery and Treason," "Honour" and "Guilt" thoughts are clearly represented. The first reference of blood is one of honour, and occurs when Duncan sees t...
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Steve Strohack The bible states that blood is "The River of Life". In William Shakespeare's Macbeth, the symbol of blood is used in various contexts as an effective method in describing the theme of the play. This essay will outline how "Treachery and Treason," "Honour" and "Guilt" thoughts are clearly represented. The first reference of blood is one of honour, and occurs when Duncan sees t...
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Macbeth By: Jim Snoxall In the play "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare, the character Macbeth is highly respected at first but then because of his own actions falls from grace and is killed. His life turns from glory to become meaningless. Macbeth is responsible for his own downfall because he lets ambition, fear, ignorance, and anger control him and his actions. Macbeth's ambition causes h...
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Shakespeare essays / Henry V-Leadership
Henry V William Shakespeare's Henry V is a magnificent piece of historical fiction. Shakespeare gives a great account of what might have happened. He also extends his creativity to describe the personal traits of all his characters. One of the main characteristics represented in the story is leadership. The burdens of leadership in Henry V are apparent throughout the novel. Henry has to s...
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In Hamlet, Shakespeare depicts alienation among the younger characters. Trusting no one, Claudius, the new king, and Polonius send out spies to obtain information from others to assure Claudius's rule of Denmark runs smoothly. Claudius killed Old Hamlet for the rule of Denmark and he fears that Hamlet might know of the murder. Both Claudius and Polonius spy on Hamlet to find out if he knows of ...
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Shakespeare essays / Laertes Character
Laertes Laertes' habits, traits and actions portray him as a neglectful person, unconcerned about his actions and thus unconscious about his image. Laertes is also shown as a cheating and deceitful person, though it is true that his surrounding and influences from other characters also define his personality. Overall, Laertes' character in the play, is more inclined towards the negati...
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Shakespeare essays / Honesty: Characters Of Othello
Honesty can be a way of life for many people. For some it can define all that they really are and for others it can define how they view all of their peers, friends, and family. But whichever way you cut it, honesty can affect you greatly and every solitary day. This idea was one of the most specific and open parts of the plot of William Shakespeare's Othello. In the play Shakespeare gives us bril...
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Studies in Shakespeare 3 October 1995 Falstaff + Hotspur = Prince Hal: Their Actions on the Battlefield Sir John Falstaff has a number of functions in 1 Henry IV, the most obvious as a clownish figure providing comic relief. His many lies and exaggerations entertain because of the wit and cleverness he employs to save himself from paying debts and answering for crimes. He in many way...
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Shakespeare essays / Reputation In Othello
Reputation plays a big role in the play Othello written by Shakespeare. Iago uses his reputation as an honest man to deceive Othello and everyone else. Othello's reputation also plays a big role throughout the play. Cassio's changing reputation has a big part in the outcome of the play as well. Iago's reputation played a key role in the play. Everyone thought of Iago as an honest man. "O, ...
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Shakespeare essays / King Lear: Good Vs. Evil
Good v. Evil In William Shakespeare's King Lear, both good and evil meet with ironic demises. The very brother whom Edmund betrayed is the one who destroys him. Regan's vanity and pretense bring about her downfall. His own good and trusting nature shatter the life of King Lear. These three characters' faults and virtues lead to their utter annihilation. First of all, the downfall of Edmund...
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Shakespeare essays / Soliloquoy From Henry IV
Essay on a soliloquy from Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part II William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part II, contains a soliloquy in which King Henry grieves over his difficulty sleeping. Shakespeare illustrates the King's musings through exquisite diction, imagery, and syntax. These literary elements effectively demonstrate the King's state of mind. King Henry's demeanor as he gives this soliloqu...
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Shakespeare essays / Pretense In Hamlet
Denmark: The Land of Make-Believe In William Shakespeare's, Hamlet, there exists a predominant motif of pretense. Throughout the play, the characters feign emotions in order to achieve their own purposes. Various characters use pretense to hide their true thoughts from each other and to cover up for what evil deeds they have down. In Act I, Claudius, Hamlet and Polonius demonstrate their...
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Romeo and Juliet are not the victims of fat, nor are they a "pair of star-crossed" lovers. Their deaths were merely the result of the premeditated actions belonging to teens. For one, the death of Tybalt contributed to the banishment of Romeo (which contributed to the frustration of both Romeo and Juliet). Romeo dictated his sword as it killed Tybalt, so therefore Romeo was in control of one of ...
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Romeo and Juliet: comparison of the 1968 movie, the 1996 movie, and Shakespeare's original text. Romeo and Juliet has been a popular story for over 400 years, either by the play written by Shakespeare, or a poem written earlier than that. In the 20th century, two directors created their own interpretations of the play. In 1968, Franco Zefferelli directed a version of the play where the...

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