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Essays for English: Shakespeare

  1. Macbeth, King Lear and Much Ado About No
    Shakespeare writes his plays to teach a moral story, of behavior and love. The three plays, King Lear, Much Ado About nothing, and Macbeth, the parents are very stubborn and their views are very narrow toward their children. The children know that...
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  2. Macbeth: Not a Play of Fate
    William Shakespeare's Macbeth is not necessarily a play of fate, but rather a tragedy that occurred as a result of uncontrollable greed and malevolence by Macbeth and his wife. The weird sisters only make suggestions about Macbeth's road to...
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  3. Madness in Shakespeare's Hamlet
    Madness may be “mental incapacity caused by an unmentionable <br /> injury.” Such wounds often are not easily perceived but may be <br /> revealed in time of stress. Hamlet’s question, “have you a <br /> daughter?”(Act II. Sc2...
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  4. Merchant & a Midsummer Nights
    A Product of Society? <br /> <br /> It is hard to determine whether or not Shakespearean comedy is clearly a product of Elizabethan courtly society. It can be said that the answer to that question is both yes and no. It is apparent in The...
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  5. Merchant of Venice
    The Merchant of Venice is a play both about love and hate. Shakespeare illustrates the theme of hate most prominently through the prejudices of both Christians and Jews and their behaviour towards one another. The theme of love is shown amongst the...
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  6. Merchant of Venice: Shylock, Victim or Villain?
    “The Merchant of Venice” by William Shakespeare is a thought provoking play in which Antonio, a Christian, displays his anti-semetic views towards Shylock, a man of Jewish religion. It is easy to see Shylock being portrayed as both a...
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  7. Mid-Summer Nights Dream
    Theseus' and Hippolyta's wedding provide a frame for the royalty because they are the royalty. Because weddings are a sort of theme for this story the young lovers, who just want to marry the person they love, are seeking a marriage also. The...
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  8. Midsummer Night's Dream Act 2 Scene 2
    If you were directing Act 2 Scene 2, how would you do it?<br /> <br /> This is how Act Two Scene Two may be directed in an excellent, effective way. Including some different usages of facial expressions, speech expressions and including the set...
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  9. Motiff of King Lear
    One of the primary themes portrayed in "King Lear" is the harsh effects of betrayal by one's loved ones. Incorporated in this message is the fact that such betrayal can be avoided with sound judgment and temper, and with patience in all decisions...
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  10. Much Ado About Dogberry
    In Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, there are many different <br /> subplots all taking place at the same time. There are several love <br /> stories, trickeries, and deceptions. Of all of them, though, one conflict <br /> stands above...
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  11. Murder Scene
    Throughout the murder scene of Shakespeare's Macbeth reveals his weakness but also his strong conscience. Because of Lady Macbeth's persuasiveness, he finds the courage to kill Duncan, but he now shows his fear, sorrow, and regret for the...
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  12. Othello
    Is Othello a ‘noble hero’ brought down by ‘a devil of motiveless malignity’ or is Othello ‘flawed and self regarding’ and brought down by a ‘worldly realist’? <br /> <br /> As is shown above, there have been many differentiating...
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  13. Othello
    In William Shaspeare play Othello, Iago make Othello believe that Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio. He does by taking advantage of any situation to make of Othello doubt. Iago make Othello thing a lot of crazy thing on his head, Othello...
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  14. Othello - Iago
    Iago has no conscience. He is an angry man and is happy to take down everyone around him to get what he wants: revenge. It is in Act 1, Scene 3, that he devises his evil plan. Here we can see inside Iago's mind. It is easy to see that his primary...
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  15. Othello: All the Makings of a Tragedy
    A tragedy has many definitions, but the Merriam-Webster version defines it as: “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...
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  16. 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...
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  17. Romeo & Juliet
    Romeo and Juliet is Shakespeare's most popular play. It is the most retold and reiterated since it deals with everyday aspects of life such as love, tragedy, and in particular, family. The roles of parents and "substitute" parents are important in...
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  18. The Story of Romeo and Juliet Still Holds Great Appeal to Today's Society
    Although the story of Romeo and Juliet is over 500 years old, it is as relevant and appealing today as it was when first performed.<br /> <br /> Although dated, the story of Romeo and Juliet still holds great appeal and relevance to today’s...
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  19. Friar Lawrence's Plan
    Romeo and Juliet is about two families that have been in a long and bitter feud for many years now. The play is set in Verona in Italy and involves two main characters, Romeo, or the Montagues, and Juliet, of the Capulets. <br /> <br /> The play...
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  20. The Way How Shakespeare Make the Audience Feel Sympathy Towards Juliet
    How does Shakespeare make the Audience feel sympathy towards Juliet in Act 3 Scene 5?<br /> <br /> The play Romeo and Juliet is about two families (Montagues and Capulets) that have been in a long and bitter feud for many years. The play is set in...
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  21. Romeo and Juliet
    Romeo and Juliet is a play filled with lots of irony. It contains verbal irony, dramatic irony, however it is most famous for its ending witch is full of situational irony. The irony that I am describing is in Act 5, Scene 3. This is the climax of...
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  22. Romeo and Juliet - Friar Laurence
    To what extent is Friar Laurence responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? <br /> <br /> The Friar is answerable for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, but only to some degree. Often, because of his involvement in the lives of the lovers...
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  23. Romeo and Juliet - the Tragedies of the Story
    In Shakespeare plays, a tragedy is identified as a story that ends unhappily due to the fall/death of the protagonist (Male Lead Character). If you read this story, you can definitely tell just how much of a tragedy it is. If you pay close attention...
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  24. Romeo and Juliet Poster Project
    CHARACTER DESCRIPTION<br /> <br /> Romeo & Juliet. One a Capulet and the other a Montague they share a love that is forbidden by their name alone Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. These are the two star crossed lovers who will cause not only the...
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  25. Romeo and Juliet Victims of Fate
    Even though nobody likes it, bad luck exists. There is no way to get rid of it, it is just a part of life. Not everything can go the way someone wants it to. If something random happens to someone and it favours them, like winning the lottery...
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