• Heidi Chronicles Womens Rights
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    Paper #1 Heidi Holland and Feminism in The Heidi Chronicles Wendy Wasserstein The Heidi Chronicles attempts to demonstrate the futility of the womens rights movement, and its incapacity to fulfill the needs of all women. We trace the main character, Heidi, from the time she develops an interest in men, 1964, to the time where she gives up on men and decides to fulfill her own needs for a family by adopting a child. Wasserstein shows the infiltrating changes in the life of American women with hum...
  • Prospero And Caliban Act 1 Scene
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    Prospero & Caliban In The Tempest there are many different relationships between characters. There is the relationship of master and slave, which Prospero has with Ariel and than there is the master slave relationship he has with Caliban. Ariel is grateful to do what Prospero wants of him because she feels that she is in debt to him. Calibans relationship with him is quite the opposite. He resents Prospero and all that he stands for, he believes the island is rightfully his and Prospero had no p...
  • Shylock Play Shylocks Daughter
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    How does Shakespeare present and develop the character Shylock The character Shylock is first introduced to us in Venice in act 1 scene 3 talking to Bassanio about the loan of 3000 ducats. Shylock is a moneylender who is a wealthy Jew and charges interest for the lending of his ducats. Even thou Shylock dislikes Antonio he still agrees to loan Bassanio the money on a bound of that if he does not pay back the 3000 ducats in the three months Shylock can cut off I pound of flesh from were he please...
  • Lady Macbeth King Scene Duncan
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    William Shakespeare Task: - Explain what act 1 scene 7 tells us about the character of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. What is troubling Macbeth at the beginning of the scene and how does Lady Macbeth persuade him to go through with the murder of Duncan? My aim in this essay is to explain what Act 1, scene 7 tells us about the characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, and what troubles does Macbeth come across and how does Lady Macbeth persuade him to murder King Duncan. The purpose that Shakespeare wro...
  • Julius Caesar Deceitful And An Untrustworthy
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    Cassius If there were to be a villain in the Tragedy of Julius Caesar Cassius would be it. Cassius is the character who first thought up of the conspiracy against Julius Caesar. His motives weren't as noble as Brutus' but he made Brutus believe they were. Cassius did whatever it took to get Brutus to join in the conspiracy. We can clearly see Cassius' true nature by what he does and says in the play. Cassius is a sly, deceitful and an untrustworthy character. Caesar described him best. He said ...
  • Realities In Macbeth Good Man
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    William Shakespeare wrote the play Macbeth in 1606. The play tells the story of a man who is so ambitious that he commits treason and murder. His actions are predicted by three "weird sisters", and he is also encouraged by his wife, Lady Macbeth, to perform the evil acts that will result in his ultimate demise. Throughout the play the perception of Macbeth's character and morality are quite different than the reality that the reader is ultimately confronted with. Macbeth is initially presented t...
  • Macbeth King Influenced Act
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    The Influence of External Forces There were many external forces that influenced Macbeth on making his major decision. The decision was whether or no to kill King Duncan. These forces were the apparitions, the old witches, and Lady Macbeth. The apparitions influenced Macbeth by making him think he was invincible. The witches influenced Macbeth by telling him that he was going to become king. Lady Macbeth also influenced him by emasculating him. Although these factors influenced Macbeth, it was ...
  • Hamlet Act 1 Scene 1
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    One of the best known pieces of literature throughout the world, Hamlet is also granted a position of excellence as a work of art. One of the elements which makes this play one of such prestige is the manner in which the story unfolds. Throughout time, Shakespeare has been renowned for writing excellent superlative opening scenes for his plays. By reviewing Act 1, Scene 1 of Hamlet, the reader is able to establish a clear understanding of events to come. This scene effectively sets a strong mood...
  • Macbeth Tragic Hero Act 1 Scene
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    Macbeth is a butcher." Discuss this statement exploring the ideas of Macbeth as a tragic hero and that the murder may or may not be entirely his fault. In your answer consider the role of the witches, Lady Macbeth, Macbeth's indecision and his fatal flaw, ambition. You must support your answer with specific reference to and quotes from the play. The play, "Macbeth" by Shakespeare is entirely focused on the main character, Macbeth. In this play there are many complex themes and symbols that ties ...
  • Lady Macbeth Evil Scene Act
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    Macbeth: A Noble and Highly Respected Figure In Ducan's Reign Macbeth was a noble and highly respected figure in King Duncan's reign. He lived a brave and honest life, serving the King and his country against evil. The Tragedy of Macbeth occurred when the weird sisters met Macbeth for the first time. An evil mind took over Macbeth, and he was doomed to the witches prophesies until his death. Macbeth was a General of the King's army, and served the King with honor and dignity. After success in t...
  • Macbeth 4 Lady Evil Character
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    The notion of Macbeth being a good and noble man is indeed a matter in which great uncertainty arises; as is the notion that Macbeth was bought down by 'his evil wife'. In Macbeth, one of Shakespeare's' most famous tragedies, I am uncertain of the character of Macbeth, as throughout the text, happenings which both support and put down the good character of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are apparent. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth seems to be true to the statement that he is a good and noble ge...
  • Sympathy For Macbeth Scene Act Duncan
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    Do we have any sympathy for Macbeth at the end of the play? Our first impressions of Macbeth are that he is a hero, he is brave and fearless, and although we get this impression we also get the feeling that he is ruthless. We get this impression from the way he is referred to when his name is first mentioned. Macbeth has just been in battle against 'The merciless Macdonwald' and a Captain is talking about how Macbeth and his fellow Captain, Banquo, performed in battle. While Macbeth is in battle...
  • Act 1 Scene Antony Cleopatra Play
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    Using Act 1, Scene 3 As A Starting Point, Examine The Way The Relationship Between Antony And Cleopatra Is Presented In This Scene And Elsewhere, Assessing What Clues There Are About The Future. Act 1 Scene 3 is a very important part of the play Antony and Cleopatra. Even though this scene is very early on in the play a lot of crucial things occur that shape the rest of the play. The main event of the scene is where Antony leaves Cleopatra; this is quite dramatic and shapes the rest of the play....
  • Macbeth Lady Duncan Murder
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    There are people in life that will go to extreme measures to get what they want. People will lie, cheat, and steal, while some even murder. In the play, Macbeth, William Shakespeare wrote how Macbeth and Lady Macbeth used their ambition as a device to get money and power. Throughout the play Lady Macbeth had different initial reactions to the idea of Duncan s murder, both prior to and immediately after his death. Lady Macbeth shows that she is more ruthless than Macbeth in the conspiracy to kill...
  • Macbeth Themes Act 1 Scene
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    Throughout Shakespeare literature similar themes reoccur frequently. One theme which is evident throughout Macbeth is the use of parental and child references. Shakespeare associates children and babies and parenthood within the play. Child references describe many things. One use may be seen when Duncan thanks Macbeth for his bravery in battle, Macbeth replies. Your highness' part is to receive our duties and our duties are to your throne and state children and servants" (Act 1, Scene 4, 23-25...
  • 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 ...
  • Blood Imagery In Macbeth
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    Power coupled with unchecked ambition sets the stage for murder and treason. In the tragedy of Macbeth, William Shakespeare tells the story of a noble general who is seduced by half true prophecies and allows his ambition to dictate his actions. He falls from a life of honor and virtue into a spiral of murder and treachery which ultimately leads to his demise. Shakespeare uses blood imagery to portray the life of Macbeth and the horrors which befall Scotland. Whether noble or insidious, blood is...
  • Lady Macbeth Darkness Act Scene
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    The play Macbeth by William Shakespeare is a tragedy in which great imagery and themes bring real life qualities to his characters. Particularly the theme of darkness, develops by vivid imagery, characterizes Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. To set the atmosphere of darkness, the characters convey it through their actions. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are not evil to begin with, but there lies a potential for evil within them. The potential sets free by the series of murders committed by the duo. Lady Mac...
  • Othello A Character Study Not A Play
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    Reading Othello, you might ask yourself why this book is so acclaimed when it has a relatively simple plot with seemingly simple characters. "It is just a story about a man becoming jealous because of a lying character", you might say. I think Othello isn't a story but it is a character study. The plot is simple but the characters have very complex personalities that are formed and changed through the course of the minimal story line. The two characters I am comparing and contrasting are Othello...
  • Lady Macbeth Ambition Banquo Duncan
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    What a person craves for herself often determines her fate. The ambition of three characters in the play MacBeth was a key factor in the outcome of their fate, MacBeth's ambition for the throne of Scotland, Lady Macbeth's ambition for her husband to have power, and Banquo's lack of ambition for himself. These intentions all determined the fate of these characters, as well as the outcome of the play. Being named Thane of Candor after absorbing the three witches prophesies prompted MacBeth's sole ...