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  1. Romeo and Juliet vs. West Side Story
    West Side Story and Romeo and Juliet are two dramas that will always live. Both of these stories have similarities, but there are also differences. These differences include the differences in speech, that Maria doesn\'t die, we never see Tony or...
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  2. Romeo and Juliet: Act 1 Scene 5
    In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, about two love struck teenagers whom aren’t able to be together due to their families feud/ social situation. There is two key themes that of love and hate. Before Romeo and Juliet meet, the...
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  3. Romeo and Juliet: Fate or Free Will
    The play Romeo and Juliet was one of the most famous love tragedies ever written. This love story unfortunately had a fatal ending. Many people argue over why the lovers had died, was it over Free Will or Fate? <br /> The death of...
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  4. Romeo and the Impact of Mercutio's Death
    Romeo and Juliet is one of the most well known stories ever written. Shakespeare had know idea just how famous this play would become years after he was dead. Romeo and Juliet has had countless essays written about it but few to none of them have...
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  5. Shakespeare's Rosalind
    The main themes of "As You Like It" are the pastoral ideal and the ideal of romantic love. Forest of Aden is the primary setting where these themes develop. Nature serves as a refuge from society where we can find solutions to injustice and...
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  6. Soliloquoy from Henry Iv
    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...
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  7. Summary of Romeo and Juliet
    Scene 1 Act 1:Scene one opens with a fight on the streets of Verona between servants from the Montague and Capulet households. While attempting to stop the fight, Benvolio is drawn in by Tybalt. The heads of both houses (Montague and Capulet) arrive...
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  8. Sympathy for Lady Macbeth
    Do you feel sympathy for the character of lady Macbeth? <br /> <br /> In this essay I am going to answer the question above and I will do this by saying whether or not I feel sympathy for lady Macbeth and I go through different parts in the play...
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  9. Taming of the Shrew: Male Domination
    The Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare, deals with marriage. The ideas explored are primarily shown through the characters of Petruchio and Katharina. We are introduced to the trials and tribulation's which present themselves in their...
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  10. The Caskets in the Merchant of Venice
    In Shakespeare’s play The Merchant of Venice, the nature of man is shown on the <br /> inscriptions of the caskets. The gold casket represents what men desire, the silver casket <br /> represents what men deserve, and the lead casket...
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  11. The Causes of Ophelia's Breakdown
    The play Hamlet is known for its eccentric plot and warped sense of reality as well as its fanatical characters. Hamlet himself created all the drama in the play with his pretend “madness” and his emotional outbursts, which lead to the...
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  12. The Fate of Romeo and Juliet
    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...
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  13. The Forest in Shakespeare's Plays
    Synopsis from a thesis submitted to the University of Bombay for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts by Aparna Basu, November, 1994: Bombay<br /> <br /> With his early association and familiarity with Nature acquired, no...
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  14. The Hamlet Paradigm
    Central Question of the Play <br /> <br /> <br /> How does an individual react when he develops an obsession with destroying the powerful force ruling his country, yet risks experiencing psychological estrangement, occurring at multiple levels...
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  15. The Importance of the Friar and the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet
    In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the nurse and Friar Laurence play an enormous role. Not only does their advice aid Romeo and Juliet but their actions and the decisions they make throughout the whole play affects the whole outcome of...
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  16. The Internal Conflict of Brutus
    In William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar , the main character is Caesar's friend named Brutus. Brutus is a well-respected senator in Rome and everyone knows he is Caesar's good friend. Brutus is an honorable man. This is mention quite a lot in the...
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  17. The Merchant of Venice: Is Shylock Villain or Victim?
    The Merchant of Venice was written in 1598 by William Shakespeare. The story is set in Elizabethan times, which was the sixteenth century. People back then were quite prejudiced towards any race that was not Christian. They would have hated Jews...
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  18. The Nature of Loyalty
    In the play King Lear, Shakespeare presents the reader with many negative views of society, and of human nature. One of the few bright spots in the play is Kent, a very loyal and honest man. Through Kent and his actions, Shakespeare shows the...
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  19. The Taming of the Shrew
    Examine the different ways in which Shakespeare presents the attitude towards marriage in the play, ‘The Taming of the Shrew.’<br /> <br /> The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies, and it shares many essential...
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  20. The Tempest: Allegorical to the Bible
    The Tempest is not a pure fantasy tale, but a purposeful allegory. The characters in the play are all representative of characters found in the bible. The first, and perhaps most persuasive, arguement would be Prospero symbolizing God. Prospero...
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  21. The Temptresses of Unconcious Enticements
    “Upon the heath.” [Act I, Scene I] is the first sight we see the three “weird sisters.” They are “beldams . . .saucy and overbold” [Act III, Scene V], the temptresses of evil who seemingly lurk behind all the dark thoughts and...
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  22. Tragedy of R&J
    Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays of all time, and also <br /> <br /> one of the most tragic plays of all time. It is about two lovers who commit suicide when <br /> <br /> their families prevent them from...
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  23. Tragedy or Not?
    Hamlet, Tragedy or Not? <br /> <br /> One of William Shakespeare's most famous plays is "Hamlet: Prince of Denmark". This <br /> play is an excellent example of an Elizabethan tragedy. I will prove this statement by confirming <br...
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  24. Troubled Years
    When William Shakespeare first started writing, He had problems with two fires that almost wiped out his house. He was forced to get married quickly.He had problems finding good actors, and later experienced writer's block. Even though Shakespeare...
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  25. Was It Me, or Not Me, That Is the Question
    Shakespeare was a man of many accomplishments. Many were in his writings; others were in his great director and playwright skills. The play Hamlet is one of the most re-created and re-written books to date. Hamlet is still being performed in...
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