• Hermia And Helena's Relationship Midsummer Nights Dream
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    To what extent has the love potion affected the relationship between Helena and Hermia? Hermia and Helena's relationship has changed greatly after the intervention of Puck with the love potion. Once best friends, they have become each others enemies, and all for the love of Lysander and Demetrius. Hermia and Helena were best friends when they were at school. 'All school-days' friendship, childhood innocence?' (Act 3, Scene 2, Line 201, Helena) They had complete trust in each other, telling each ...
  • Hamlet Was He Mad
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    Hamlet: Was He Mad? For centuries, scholars have been debating the issue on whether Hamlet - the prince of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet - was mad. This question is not as easy as it sounds to answer; this is due to the fact that there are numerous arguments to support both sides of the issue. For many reasons, it is easy to believe that Hamlet was indeed mad. After all, Hamlet's behavior throughout most of the play is extremely erratic and violent. However, there is another way to look a...
  • Theme Of Madness In Hamlet
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    Theme of madness in hamlet The tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is, perhaps, one of William Shakespeare s most popular works. One of the possible reasons for the intense recognition of this play is the way Shakespeare uses Hamlet to illustrate the complex workings of the mind, and how one must use deception in order to deceive others to get to the truth. In Hamlet, Shakespeare incorporates the theme of madness to serve a motive. In fact Hamlet was not crazy, but used the madness as a decept...
  • Self Concepts In Julius Caesar
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    Self-Concepts in Julius Caesar All people have definite concepts of self. In different situations, one may feel short, tall, smart, slow, fast, talkative, reserved, etcetera's. These self-concepts are usually very different than how others opinions of us. Depending on one s actions, words or even tone of voice, one may misrepresent oneself and be misinterpreted. One may be so arrogant or so humble that they prevent themselves from seeing themselves through others eyes. In William Shakespeare s p...
  • Is Macbeth A Shakespearean Tragic Hero
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    In this essay, I will attempt to answer the above question, Is Macbeth a Shakespearean Tragic Hero To do this, I will need to do a number of things. Firstly, I will need to establish what a Shakespearean Tragic Hero is. Afterwards, I will look at Macbeths character, actions, dialogue and the dynamics of the play to come to my own conclusions and ascertain whether Macbeth is a Shakespearean Tragic Hero. In order to answer the above question with any degree of competency, it is necessary to have a...
  • Julius Cease Essay Brutus Character Analysis
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    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. Marcus Brutus, a servant and close friend to Ca...
  • Hamlets Relationships King Hamlet
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    In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, the character of Hamlet has many relationships with all characters. The theme human relationships is very strong in this play. A human relationship is a logical or natural association between two or more people. Hamlet has many of these associations with King Hamlet's Ghost, Gertrude, Claudius, Ophelia, Polonius, Horatio, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Many of his relationships are just and unjust according to the character's flaws and feelings. The ghost of King ...
  • Romeo And Juliet Act 3 Scene 1 Review
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    Romeo and Juliet In Act 3 Scene 1, the violence results in the banishment of Romeo. The purpose of this coursework is to explore how Shakespeare makes Act 3 Scene 1 exciting for the audience. Act 3 Scene 1 is the main turning point of the play where it becomes a tragedy, the scene begins with Mercutio humouring everyone and then enters the happily married and love-struck Romeo refuses to fight Tybalt now that he has married Juliet, Tybalt thinks that Romeo is mocking him but still refuses so Mer...
  • Marc Antony Act 3 Scene
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    Marc Antony In the play of Julius Caesar written by William Shakespeare there are various types of characters having different behaviours and specialities. One of the most significant characters in the play is Antony. By changing the path of the events he proved his strength, cleverness, and his other unknown abilities. If I was living in The Rome Empire and had chance to vote for presidency I would vote for Marc Antony. I would vote for him because of several reasons, which Im going to explain....
  • Julius Caesar Theme Brutus People Good
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    In the Shakespearean tragedy Julius Caesar was written to inform the audiences about the assassination of Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar is the main character of the story. He is also the character that treasures friendship the most. Friendship is the center of any orderly world. If people are disloyal to each other only disasters will come out of the situation. In this tragedy it is very clear what will happen when friends are disloyal to each other. They end up stabbing you in the back. On the ...
  • Macbeth Not All Men Are Heroic
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    Macbeth: Not All Men Are Heroic Macbeth was written while when Scotland lacked a good Leader to defend it from a Norw asian invasion. During this dangerous situation, Macbeth stood out as the most commanding figure by defeating the rebel army. His thrill towards the witches' prophecies all confirmed his hopes of becoming the King and replacing King Duncan, who lacked the power and courage to save his country from this invasion. In this essay, I will discuss Macbeth during the many experiences th...
  • Othello Three Women
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    The women of Shakespeare's Othello are put into stereotypical roles, but behind peoples backs play much stronger types. Desdemona, goes against her fathers orders and marries a moor. Bianca innocently takes part in Desdemona's death. Emilia has an opportunity to save Desdemona but sneakingly remains silent. These women are similar because they are treated like they are lower then the men in their days. But they do not let that hold them back. These women take part in anything that pleases them....
  • Julius Caesar And Marcus Brutus
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    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. (web) 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. Marcus Brutus, a servant and close friend to Caesar, has...
  • Scene 2 Line King Act Hal
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    Explore the different father / son relationships in Henry IV, Part 1; show how these contrasting relationships contribute to the plays ideas and dramatic tension. The main ideas of the play are redemption, honour, what it required to be an ideal King, and the waywardness of youth. It is through contrasting of the different father/ son relationships that we can see these ideas taking form. The main ideas within the play are all evident within the relationship between the King and Prince but only ...
  • Caesar Marcus Antony
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    Antony as an Orator "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears. (Act 3, Scene 2 line 75) In William Shakespeare play, Julius Caesar, Marcus Antony's speech convinces and enrages the peasants to get revenge for Caesar's death. In the following essay I will discuss Antony's techniques of manipulation and powerful words to change the crowds emotion. An emotional appeal is used to generate sympathy in a crowd of listeners and destroy Brutus argument. In the following line's Marcus Antony uses ...
  • Real World Venice Shylock Belmont
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    Auden, W. H. "Brothers and Others."The Dyer's Hand" and Other Essays. New York: Random House, 1948. In a casual but seminal essay on the play, Auden calls The Merchant of Venice one of Shakespeare's "Unpleasant Plays." The presence of Antonio and Shylock disrupts the unambiguous fairy-tale world of romantic comedy, reminding us that the utopian qualities of Belmont are illusory: "in the real world, no hatred is totally without justification, no love totally innocent." Auden's Dystopia The Mercha...
  • Romeo An Juliet Act 3 Scene 5
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    In Act 3 Scene 5 Romeo and Juliet are in her bedroom as daylight approaches. They pretend for a short minute that it really is still the night, but the Nurse arrives to tell Juliet her mother approaches. Romeo descends from the balcony to the ground and bids her goodbye. Lady Capulet tells Juliet she has news to cheer her up, namely the planned wedding with Paris. Juliet tells her that she would sooner marry Romeo rather than Paris. Capulet himself enters and becomes furious when Juliet refuses ...
  • Romeo And Juliet Act 3 Scene 1
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    Act 3 Scene 1 In William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet', I believe that the major turning point in the play is in Act 3, Scene 1 - the death of Mercutio and following conflict between Romeo and Tybalt. This can be seen to be of great magnitude by looking at the numerous techniques Shakespeare employs to emphasise the importance of the scene. The first of these techniques is through the characters themselves and how they have developed in relation to earlier in the play. Tybalt is seen to be ag...
  • Scene 2 Line Antony Caesar Brutus
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    The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, by William Shakespere is one of the world's most famous tragic plays. It is about a group of conspirators who assassinate Rome's most powerful general, one who the people love. Antony, the general's closets supporters, gave the most famous speech in western literature at Caesar's funeral. Antony's purpose was to turn the mob against the conspirators. By using seven techniques of language, he powerfully influenced the crowds thinking and emotions to eliminate the tra...
  • Hamlet Was He Mad
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    Hamlet: Was He Mad? For centuries, scholars have been debating the issue on whether Hamlet – the prince of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet – was mad. This question is not as easy as it sounds to answer; this is due to the fact that there are numerous arguments to support both sides of the issue. For many reasons, it is easy to believe that Hamlet was indeed mad. After all, Hamlet's behavior throughout most of the play is extremely erratic and violent. However, there is another w...