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King Lear
King Lear
King Lear King Lear is a play written by William Shakespeare that focuses on the relationships of many characters, some good, some evil. This is a great tragedy that is full of injustice at the beginning and the restoring of justice towards the end. The good are misjudged as evil and the evil are accepted as good. It is not until the end of the play that the righteous people are recognized as such. There is great treachery and deceit involved in the hierarchy of English rule. The great mistake i
In Our Time
In Our Time
In Our Time In Our Time Half-way through reading Hemmingway\'s collection In Our Time I was interrupted by my roommate, George. He wanted to know how I liked the story. He seems to be very impressed that I\'m reading Hemmingway. I explained to him that it was, in fact, not one story, but a collection of short stories. He asked if they had a common theme or not, and I found it difficult to answer. Yeas and no, I said. I then went on to explain that although one character, Nick, appeared occasio
Theater and drama in Ancient Greece took form in a
Theater and drama in Ancient Greece took form in a
Theater and drama in Ancient Greece took form in about 5th century BCE, with the Sopocles, the great writer of tragedy. In his plays and those of the same genre, heroes and the ideals of life were depicted and glorified. It was believed that man should live for honor and fame, his action was courageous and glorious and his life would climax in a great and noble death. Originally, the heros recognition was created by selfish behaviors and little thought of service to others. As the Greeks grew t
Christian Waugh
Christian Waugh
Christian Waugh The Better Half It was a great relief for me to read Aristophanes\' speech in Plato\'s Symposium, since, as far as I\'m concerned it is definitely the best speech in the book. It encompasses many aspects of love with which I readily agree, and readily embrace myself. The other speeches are good and well thought out, but they involve a variety of the aspects of love which appear to be unrelated. Aristophanes\' speech presents a simple and effective solution for the problems that m
Globe Theatre
Globe Theatre
Globe Theatre Globe Theatre In the cobblestone roadways and roughly built playhouses, an extraordinary development took place in England in the 1500s. At that time, a burst of literary accomplishments arose that was never before seen in the history of the theater. In the all-new idea of theaters, playwrights lifted the Elizabethan Theater to new heights. Men like Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe dared to write plays about real people in a variety of real situations. (Yowell 13) Through their
Mythology Course Comparitive Essay on Celtic and G
Mythology Course Comparitive Essay on Celtic and G
Mythology Course Comparitive Essay on Celtic and Germanic Cultures Mythology Course Comparitive Essay on Celtic and Germanic Cultures Most of our knowledge of early Celtic culture comes from Latin historians and from an extensive body of early Irish texts composed between 700 and 1000 AD. These include native law texts as well as heroic prose narratives and intricately crafted rhymed verse in hundreds of different meters. There are a few early texts from Celtic Wales as well, but paradoxically m
Dead White Males Essay
Dead White Males Essay
Dead White Males Essay Q1. The two opposing ideologies in this play are liberal humanism and post-structuralism. How are they represented? How does the play operate to position the audience to finally prefer one above the other? Dead White Males is a play about a sexually deprived lecturer, Dr Grant Swain, who attempts and almost succeeds in bedding one of his students, Angela Judd, by utilising his position in the university, and by imbuing his views upon his students. Alongside this plot is th
Bringing it all together
Bringing it all together
Bringing it all together 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 perfect sense. He has lost his magical power, so his charms are o\'erthrown, an
The Role of Enobarbus in Acts I and II of Antony
The Role of Enobarbus in Acts I and II of Antony
The Role of Enobarbus in Acts I and II of Antony and Cleopatra In Shakespeare’s tragedy/history/Roman play Antony and Cleopatra, we are told the story of two passionate and power-hungry lovers. In the first two Acts of the play we are introduced to some of the problems and dilemmas facing the couple (such as the fact that they are entwined in an adulterous relationship, and that both of them are forced to show their devotion to Caesar). Along with being introduced to Antony and Cleopatra’s str
There are many different kinds of nothing.
There are many different kinds of nothing.
There are many different kinds of nothing. Richard III Man of a Thousand Faces by Jonathon Schuster Face 1 The Richard as seen in the play A wicked villain with some heart Shakespeare is going along with the villain idea but makes him human through the giving of a conscience p. 300 of the below Face 2 The Complete Works of Shakespeare editor- Hardin Craig Pub. Scott Foresman & Co. Chicago 1951 Pure evil genius absolute villainscapegoat for the crimes of his family and his time p. 300a villa
Shakespeare and his Theater
Shakespeare and his Theater
Shakespeare and his Theater 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 theater today can show for us realistically, with massive scenery and electric lighti
Hamlet by Shakespeare
Hamlet by Shakespeare
Hamlet by Shakespeare Hamlet\'s Sanity Hamlet appears to be insane, after Polonius\'s death, in act IV scene II. There are indications, though, that persuade me to think other wise. Certainly, Hamlet has plenty of reasons to be insane at this point. His day has been hectic--he finally determined Claudius had killed his father, the chance to kill Claudius confronted him, he comes very close to convincing Gertrude that Claudius killed his father, he accidentally kills Polonius, and finally the gho
Name = Spencer
Name = Spencer
name = Spencer email = Steelvengence@hotmail.com publish = yes subject = English title = Hamlet: Characters and plot papers = Hamlet by William Shakespeare Laertes and Hamlet both display impulsive reactions when angered. Once Laertes discovers his father has been murdered Laertes immediately assumes the slayer is Claudius. As a result of Laertes’s speculation he instinctively moves to avenge Polonius’s death. To hell, allegiance! vows, to the blackest devil! Conscience and grace, to the profou
English 106
English 106
English 106 4 December 1996 Hamlet Analyzed in Terms of Aristotle\'s Poetics 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 magnitude; in language embellished with each kind of ar
Macbeth
Macbeth
Macbeth Independence and Failure 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 nights, or wars, and to build homes, or castles, to protect them from the ele
Title = Hamlet
Title = Hamlet
title = Hamlet papers = Please put your paper here. Hamlet Hamlet is the inner person of all mankind as stated by actor Alan Bates. What did Mr. Bates mean by this? Could he be referring to the love, the corruption, the revenge, or the insanity displayed by Hamlet; or was he referring to more than we know. What did Shakespeare know about the depths of man and the battle inside to write a play that would captivate every generation to come from then on. What would we learn if we analyzed Hamlet?
Jesse Goodrich 4/27/97
Jesse Goodrich 4/27/97
Jesse Goodrich 4/27/97 Mrs.Clements Essay Julius Caesar William Shakespeare had a great understanding of human experiences. In the tragedy Julius Caesar, written by Shakespeare, the characters face problems still present today. Some examples of these problems are; manipulation, friends turning on friends, and not listening to others\' warnings. In the play most of the problems were connected with Marcus Brutus, a close friend of Caesar\'s. First, is manipulation. Brutus manipulates Antony and al
Julius Ceaser Essay: Brutus Character Analysis
Julius Ceaser Essay: Brutus Character Analysis
Julius Ceaser Essay: Brutus Character Analysis Marcus Brutus William Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, is mainly based on the assassination of Julius Caesar. The character who was in charge of the assassination was, ironically, Marcus Brutus, a servant and close friend to Julius Caesar. But what would cause a person to kill a close friend? After examining Brutus’ relationship to Caesar, his involvement in the conspiracy, and his importance to the plot, the truth can be revealed.
Subject = British Literature
Subject = British Literature
subject = British Literature title = A Critical Analysis of King Leer\'s Daughters\'Attraction to Edmund. Shakespeare’ King Lear is a story of treachery and deceit. The villainy of the play knows no bounds. Family lines are ignored in an overwhelming quest for power. This villainy is epitomized in the character of Edmund, bastard son of the Earl of Gloucester. Edmund is displayed as a most toad-spotted traitor. When we first see Edmund, he is already knee deep in treachery. His need for power
Macbeth
Macbeth
Macbeth In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, we discover that Macbeth is a tragic hero. Macbeth is very ambitious, courageous, and a moral coward: all these things lead to his tragic death at the end of the play. At the beginning of the play, Shakespeare defines Macbeth as a hero very clearly. From the courages in defense of Scotland is significant in the opening scene. However, he is very ambitious to be king. At the beginning of the play, he was loyal to the king. While he did imagine o
Fate? Are You Sure?
Fate? Are You Sure?
Fate? Are You Sure? Bob Walker [English-Shakespeare] As one goes through life, many things shape personality and alter the direction one takes in life. These things usually take the form of events that one can look back on and evaluate; one may say, I knew I wanted to become [a writer, painter, king]...here, or wish one could go back and do it all again. These \'turning points\' are very important, and they may result in drastic changes. These changes, however, may be interpreted as fated (tha
MacBeth
MacBeth
MacBeth Macbeth Historical MacBeth compared to Shakespeare\'s MacBeth Although most of Shakespeare\'s play MacBeth is not historically accurate, MacBeth\'s life is the subject of the tragedy. There are characters and events that are based on true events and real persons but, Shakespeare\'s MacBeth differs significantly from history\'s MacBeth. The first example of a difference between the Shakespeare MacBeth and historical MacBeth is the death of Duncan I. In Shakespeare\'s MacBeth ,
Merchant of Venice Essay
Merchant of Venice Essay
Merchant of Venice Essay Many people are villainous in the way they act, and their villainous acts may be rooted in the desire to destroy others, or in the hopes of elevating themselves. Many people may only act villainous in reaction to the way they have been treated in the past. Shylock the Jew is the villain or antagonist in the play The Merchant of Venice. Shylock mistreats Antonio the Christian, his daughter, Jessica and Launcelot. The first person Shylock mistreats, is Launcelot. He mi
English - Shakespeare
English - Shakespeare
English - Shakespeare Richard III 1. The tragedy of Richard III lies in the progressive isolation of its protagonist. Discuss. From the very opening of the play when Richard III enters solus, the protagonist\'s isolation is made clear. Richard\'s isolation progresses as he separates himself from the other characters and breaks the natural bonds between Man and nature through his efforts to gain power. The first scene of the play begins with a soliloquy, which emphasizes Richard\'s physical i
HUMAN ACTIONS IN ROMEO AND JULIET
HUMAN ACTIONS IN ROMEO AND JULIET
HUMAN ACTIONS IN ROMEO AND JULIET In the play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, two teenagers are controlled by a chain of human actions. Act 4, scenes 1,3 and 5, are a good representation of the web of human actions that cause tragedy between the pair of star crossed lovers (prologue). One example of human actions being dominant in those particular scenes is Friar Lawrence. His actions, while being in good intent, caused much of the pain for the other characters in the book. His first
Name = Ian Terrell
Name = Ian Terrell
name = Ian Terrell email = terrell@compuserve.com publish = yes subject = Advanced English title = Contrast Between Language of Love in the Balcony Scene and the Language of Death in the Final Scene of _Romeo and Juliet_ papers = In William Shakespeare\'s _Romeo and Juliet_, Shakespeare introduces many themes that he continues throughout all of his tragedies, including the language of love vs. the language of death. The balcony scene is the most valuable scene illustrating the language of love,
By Anthony Chan 10A
By Anthony Chan 10A
By Anthony Chan 10A Romeo & Juliet. Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare\'s plays about tragedy. It is about two lovers who commit suicide when their feuding famillies prevent them from being together. The play has many characters, each with its own role in keeping the plot line. Some characters have very little to do with the plot but some have the plot revolving around them. Friar Lawrence does not have very much time on stage but the time he does have is crucial to the plot line. Through hi
Bringing it all together
Bringing it all together
Bringing it all together Bringing it all together 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 perfect sense. He has lost his magical power, so his c
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar Julius Caesar In Shakespeare\'s Julius Caesar, Decius Brutus and Mark Antony, both Roman Senators, eulogize Julius Caesar, each using a different technique and approach. Brutus, in a somewhat arrogant, to the point, eulogy, attempts to sway the people. He justifies conspiring against Caesar by stating that Caesar\'s ambition would have hurt Rome. However, in Antony\'s eulogy, he focuses on Caesar\'s positive traits, and cunningly disproves Brutus\' justification for killing Caesar.
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar Julius Caesar In the play of Julius Caesar, we see a brief picture of Roman life during the time of the First Triumvirate. In this snap shot, we see many unfortunate things. Shakespeare gives us the idea that many people try to circumvent what the future holds, such as unfortunate things, by being superstitious. Superstition seems to play a role in the basic daily life of most Roman citizens. For instance, the setting of the first scene is based upon superstition, the Feast of Lupe
The Role of Enobarbus in Acts I and II of Antony
The Role of Enobarbus in Acts I and II of Antony
The Role of Enobarbus in Acts I and II of Antony and Cleopatra The Role of Enobarbus in Acts I and II of Antony and Cleopatra In Shakespeare’s tragedy/history/Roman play Antony and Cleopatra, we are told the story of two passionate and power-hungry lovers. In the first two Acts of the play we are introduced to some of the problems and dilemmas facing the couple (such as the fact that they are entwined in an adulterous relationship, and that both of them are forced to show their devotion to C
Shakespeare and his Theater
Shakespeare and his Theater
Shakespeare and his Theater Shakespeare and his Theater 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 theater today can show for us realistically, with massive
Method in the Madness
Method in the Madness
Method in the Madness Method in the Madness: Hamlet’s Sanity Supported Through His Relation to Ophelia and Edgar’s Relation to Lear In both Hamlet and King Lear, Shakespeare incorporates a theme of madness with two characters: one truly mad, and one only acting mad to serve a motive. Themadness of Hamlet is frequently disputed. This paper argues that the contrapuntal character in each play, namely Ophelia in Hamlet and Edgar in King Lear, acts as abalancing argument to the other character’s madn
Antiheroism In Hamlet
Antiheroism In Hamlet
Antiheroism In Hamlet Antiheroism In Hamlet Antiheroism has always been an interesting aspect of a character that authors have chosen to illustrate. In literature, there hasbeen countless antiheroic characters, from Randle McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo\'s Nest and Allie Fox in TheMosquito Coast, to others as famous as Robin Hood and ... By literary definition, an antihero is the hero of the play or novel, buthas negative attributes which separate him or her from the classic hero such as
Hamlet - Appearance vs. Reality
Hamlet - Appearance vs. Reality
Hamlet - Appearance vs. Reality Hamlet - Appearance vs. Reality Hamlet one of Shakespeare\'s greatest plays, where the young prince of Denmark must uncover the truth about his fathers death. Hamlet a play that tells the story of a young prince who\'s father recently died. Hamlets uncle Claudius marries his mother the queen and takes the throne. As the play is told Hamlet finds out his father was murdered by the recently crowned king. The theme that remains constant throughout the play is appeara
Elizabethan Revenge in Hamlet
Elizabethan Revenge in Hamlet
Elizabethan Revenge in Hamlet Elizabethan Revenge in Hamlet Hamlet is a play written by William Shakespeare that very closely follows the dramatic conventions of revenge in Elizabethan theater. All revenge tragedies originally stemmed from the Greeks, who wrote and performed the first plays. After the Greeks came Seneca who was very influential to all Elizabethan tragedy writers. Seneca who was Roman, basically set all of the ideas and the norms for all revenge play writers in the Renaissance er
Madness in Shakespeare's Hamlet
Madness in Shakespeare's Hamlet
Madness in Shakespeare\'s Hamlet Madness in Shakespeare\'s Hamlet Madness may be mental incapacity caused by an unmentionable injury. Such wounds often are not easily perceived but may be revealed in time of stress. Hamlet’s question, have you a daughter?(Act II. Sc2 182) Polonius about the Prince’s emotional state. What is hidden will surely be told to Cloudius by his adviser. Laertes’ search for revenge is sharper proof that madness in degrees of publicity causes harm to the observers. Cla
Hamlet
Hamlet
Hamlet Hamlet In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare Two of the character\'sfathers are brutishly murdered. The first murdered character is KingHamlet who is supposed to be revenge by his son prince Hamlet. Thesecond murder is Polonius who is supposed to be revenged by his sonLaertes. Both Prince Hamlet and Laertes go to seek revenge for thedeath of fathers, however they will each use different methods toaccomplish their deeds. Prince Hamlet has a meeting with the dead ghost of his father Kin
Hamlet Analyzed in Terms of Aristotle's Poetics
Hamlet Analyzed in Terms of Aristotle's Poetics
Hamlet Analyzed in Terms of Aristotle\'s Poetics Hamlet Analyzed in Terms of Aristotle\'s Poetics 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 magnitude; in language embellished wit
Macbeth - Independence and Failure
Macbeth - Independence and Failure
Macbeth - Independence and Failure Macbeth - Independence and Failure 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 nights, or wars, and to build homes, or
Julius Ceaser Essay: Brutus Character Analysis Mar
Julius Ceaser Essay: Brutus Character Analysis Mar
Julius Ceaser Essay: Brutus Character Analysis Marcus Brutus Julius Ceaser Essay: Brutus Character Analysis Marcus Brutus William Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, is mainly based on the assassination of Julius Caesar. The character who was in charge of the assassination was, ironically, Marcus Brutus, a servant and close friend to Julius Caesar. But what would cause a person to kill a close friend? After examining Brutus’ relationship to Caesar, his involvement in the conspiracy
King Lear
King Lear
King Lear King Lear King Lear is a play written by William Shakespeare that focuses on the relationships of many characters, some good, some evil. This is a great tragedy that is full of injustice at the beginning and the restoring of justice towards the end. The good are misjudged as evil and the evil are accepted as good. It is not until the end of the play that the righteous people are recognized as such. There is great treachery and deceit involved in the hierarchy of English rule. The great
King Lear
King Lear
King Lear King Lear King Lear, by William Shakespeare, is a tragic tale of filial conflict, personal transformation, and loss. The story revolves around the King who foolishly alienates his only truly devoted daughter and realizes too late the true nature of his other two daughters. A major subplot involves the illegitimate son of Gloucester, Edmund, who plans to discredit his brother Edgar and betray his father. With these and other major characters in the play, Shakespeare clearly asserts that
Clear Vision in King Lear
Clear Vision in King Lear
Clear Vision in King Lear Clear Vision in King Lear In Shakespeare\'s classic tragedy, King Lear, the issue of sight and its relevance to clear vision is a recurring theme. Shakespeare\'s principal means of portraying this theme is through the characters of Lear and Gloucester. Although Lear can physically see, he is blind in the sense that he lacks insight, understanding, and direction. In contrast, Gloucester becomes physically blind but gains the type of vision that Lear lacks. It is evident
King Lear - Analyzing a Tragic Hero
King Lear - Analyzing a Tragic Hero
King Lear - Analyzing a Tragic Hero King Lear - Analyzing a Tragic Hero Tragedy is defined in Websters New Collegiate Dictionary as: 1) a medieval narrative poem or tale typically describing the downfall of a great man, 2) a serious drama typically describing a conflict between the protagonist and a superior force (as destiny) and having a sorrowful or disastrous conclusion that excites pity or terror. The play of King Lear is one of William Shakespears great tragic pieces, it is not only seen a
Analysis of King Lear
Analysis of King Lear
Analysis of King Lear Analysis of King Lear King Lear, by William Shakespeare, is a tragic tale of filial conflict, personal transformation, and loss. The story revolves around the King who foolishly alienates his only truly devoted daughter and realizes too late the true nature of his other two daughters. A major subplot involves the illegitimate son of Gloucester, Edmund, who plans to discredit his brother Edgar and betray his father. With these and other major characters in the play, Shakespe
King Lear - Good vs. Evil
King Lear - Good vs. Evil
King Lear - Good vs. Evil King Lear - Good vs. Evil In the King Lear play, Shakespeare creates many conditions in which humans live in the world. The main characters in the play are used to portray Shakespeare\'s ideas. One of these ideas which Shakespeare is trying to portray is evil between the characters and in the world which are emphasized throughout the play. The evil, created by humans, is outweighed by good in the world of King Lear. Evil was created by humans who decided to do wrong to
Darkness, Sign of Chaos in Macbeth
Darkness, Sign of Chaos in Macbeth
Darkness, Sign of Chaos in Macbeth Darkness, Sign of Chaos in Macbeth Darkness in our society is indicative of evil. For instance, a black cat, a dark night, and a dark place are all symbolic of diablerie. Authors use these symbols to describe an evil character or setting. William Shakespeare employs the imagery of darkness in Act 4 of his play Macbeth to describe the agents of disorder. The witches, Macbeth, and Scotland are all described as dark because they represent the agents of chaos. The
MacBeth - Attitude Changes
MacBeth - Attitude Changes
MacBeth - Attitude Changes MacBeth - Attitude Changes In the tragic drama Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare in 1606 during the English Renaissance, the hero, Macbeth, constantly declines in his level of morality until his death at the end of the play. Because of his change of character from good to evil, Macbeth\'s attitude towards other characters, specifically Duncan, Banquo, Lady Macbeth, and the witches, is significantly affected. The first of the four characters is Duncan. Since Macbe
The Merchant Of Venice - Antonio
The Merchant Of Venice - Antonio
The Merchant Of Venice - Antonio The Merchant Of Venice - Antonio Antonio is a wealthy merchant in the city of Venice. Although central to the play, Antonio is portrayed by Shakespeare as an \'outcast\'. It seems that Antonio is chronically depressed and is not involved in the social atmosphere that is thriving in Venice. - In sooth, I know not why I am so sad: It wearies me; you say it wearies you; But how I caught it. Found it, or came by it, What stuff \'tis made of, whereof it is born, I am