• Emilia's Contemporary Stand Act Iv Scene
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    Emilia's Contemporary Stand In equation with the Elizabethan era, Shakespeare offers us a male dominated society in his renowned tragedy, Othello. Consequently, this definitely persuades a negative attitude and demeanor towards the women of the times. The female characters in the play: Desdemona, Emilia, and Bianca; play relevant roles in contributing to one's understanding of this exhausted Elizabethan view. In contrast to the larger portion of the play, Emilia, spouse to the scandalous Iago, t...
  • Macbeth King Banquo Duncan
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    WILLIAMSHAKESPEARE'S MACBETH by Calyx Chaste THE AUTHOR AND HIS TIMES (SMAC AUTH) - Macbeth was first performed in 1606, three years after James I succeeded Elizabeth I on the English throne. By that time, William Shakespeare was the most popular playwright in England, and his company, which had been called the Chamberlain's Men under Queen Elizabeth, was renamed the King's Men. You can see from the subject and content of Macbeth that Shakespeare was writing to please the new king. At the time J...
  • Literary Devices In Shakespeare
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    Shakespeare s Literary Devices Shakespeare, through his use of stylistic devices; namely, his use of metaphors, personification, symbols, imagery, and irony, though not necessarily limited to them; creates rich, vivid verse that has yet to be paralleled in writing since. There are many excellent examples of stylistic devices throughout Shakespeare s work, but for this paper I will only quote from Mac Beth. I would like to quote and reflect some of these devices in the aforementioned order. There...
  • Othello Act I Scene
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    ... s that can help to develop and inform the text's major themes. Sight and Blindness When Desdemona asks to be allowed to accompany Othello to Cyprus, she says that she "saw Othello's visage in his mind, / And to his honours and his valiant parts / Did I my soul and fortunes consecrate" (I. iii. 250-252). Othello's blackness, his visible difference from everyone around him, is of little importance to Desdemona: she has the power to see him for what he is in a way that even Othello himself cann...
  • The Importance Of Night In Macbeth
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    When I thought about the role that the word 'night' would play in the tragic play 'Macbeth,' I found that there were a variety of possibilities. Immediately, I thought of the nighttime as a period of rest and revitalization. I expected that this would allow characters to recover from the day's many demands. Secondly, I connected the night to the unknown. In the night's cloak of darkness, many more things could go undiscovered than in the revealing light of day. Next, I thought that the night wou...
  • Macbeth King Play Iii
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    . MACBETH Macbeth is a character of powerful contradictions. He is a man who, for the sake of his ambition, is willing to murder his king and his best friend. At the same time, he has a conscience that is so strong that just the thought of his crimes torments him. In fact, even before he commits his crimes the thought of them makes him miserable. Is Macbeth a horrible monster or is he a sensitive man- a victim of witches and his own ambitions? Or is he both? If he is both, how can the two sides...
  • Iago's Web Of Deceit
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    Iago's Web of Deceit Perhaps the most interesting and exotic character in the tragic play 'Othello,' is 'Honest' Iago. Through some carefully thought-out words and actions, Iago is able to manipulate others to do things in a way that benefits him and moves him closer toward his goals. He is the main driving force in this play, pushing Othello and everyone else towards their tragic end. Iago is not your ordinary villain. The role he plays is rather unique and complex, far from what one might exp...
  • Hamlet Essay On Act I
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    Hamlet: Essay On Act I Act one of HAMLET is an excellent introductory act. Shakespeare establishes atmosphere, by introducing the major characters, the role of the supernatural, the revenge plot, the love plot, and the contrast of the Fortinbras plot, as well as Hamlet's madness. Through his unique writing style, Shakespeare sets us up for the rest of the story, and captures the reader's attention, making him want read more. Shakespeare establishes the atmosphere of the play, in scene I. The sc...
  • Othello Iago The Con
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    Perhaps the most interesting and exotic character in the tragic play 'Othello,' by William Shakespeare, is 'Honest' Iago. Through some carefully thought-out words and actions, Iago is able to manipulate others to do things in a way that benefits him and moves him closer toward his goals. He is the main driving force in this play, pushing Othello and everyone else towards their tragic end. Iago is not your ordinary villain. The role he plays is rather unique and complex, far from what one might e...
  • Othello Scene Iii
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    'Othello is a study into the potency of evil " Discuss this view of the play, paying careful attention to Iago's motives and destructive achievements (you should concentrate on Act III Scene III though you will have to relate it to other parts of the play). Potent in its literal sense means powerful. This essay therefore is based on a statement saying that the play is a study into the power of evil. Evil is conveyed in many different ways in Othello, but they all seem to radiate from Iago. There...
  • Othello Scene Iii
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    In the play, Othello, by Shakespeare, villainous character, Iago, schemes to bring Othello s happiness to an end. Iago conspires to have Othello turn against his comrade, Cassio, and try to kill him for his misdeeds against Desdamona. Iago arises Othello s feelings and emotions towards Desdamona by feeding on Othello s great pride in Desdamona s devotion to Othello. By doing this, Othello begins to doubt his point of view on what Desdamona is like and if she would really deceive Othello after al...
  • Iago Act I Scene
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    Who is Iago? Iago poisons people's thoughts, creating ideas in their heads without implicating himself. His first victim is Roderigo. Roderigo remarks, 'That thou, Iago, who hast had my purse as if the strings were thine.' [Act I, Scene I, Line 2] Throughout the play, Iago leads Roderigo, professing that '... I do hate [the Moor] as I do Hell pains.' [Act I, Scene I, Line 152] He tells Roderigo to 'Put money in thy purse' [Act I, Scene III, Line 328] so that he can win Desdemona with gifts. Iago...
  • Macbeth What Is Being Said About Influence And Manipulation
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    What are we as humans far more afraid of free choice or a forced decision? Manipulation and influence are presented in many ways through out the course of this book. This essay will be more of a comparative analysis between two novels The Tragedy Of Macbeth and Paradise Lost. Though influence may be a large section of our lives manipulation is what gets us to do things. In both stories prophecies were told, but there were told in a malicious way. In the novel Macbeth the main character was told ...
  • King Lear Sense Of Renewal
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    King Lear: Sense of Renewal Throughout Shakespeare's King Lear, there is a sense of renewal, or asL. C. Knights puts it, "affirmation in spite of everything," in the play. These affirmative actions are vividly seen throughout the play that is highly infused with evil, immorality and perverted values. These glimpses of hope seem to provide the reader with an underlying notion of human goodness that remains present, throughout the lurking presence of immorality and a lack of values. However, in t...
  • Friar Laurence Juliet Romeo Nurse
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    In Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet the characters Nurse and Friar Laurence are to blame for Romeo and Juliet's Problems. The way Friar Laurence encouraged Romeo and Juliet to get Married, The way the Nurse is contradictory in her views of Romeo and Paris, When Friar Laurence secretly married them, the way the Nurse is secretive about the affair and does not tell the Capulet's or the Montague's, when Laurence gave Juliet the sleeping potion, the way Laurence believed he was doing the right th...
  • Julius Caesar Summary Brutus And Cassius
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    Act I, Scene i Summary Two patricians Flavius and Marcullus enter. They are confused by the fact that the plebeians are not in their work clothes, and begin to ask some plebeians what their jobs are. A carpenter admits he is a carpenter. Next Marcullus asks a cobbler what his job is, and the cobbler answers in a series of puns ("souls" / "soles"), ("withal" / "with awl"). The cobbler explains that everyone is taking the day off to celebrate Caesar's victory over Pompey. Marcullus, in high rhetor...
  • Character Analysis Polonius Honorable Man
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    Character Analysis of Polonius Although Polonius is not a main character in Hamlet, he serves to reinforce the pattern of corruption, and demonstrates the social and moral decay of Denmark. His devious ways show the audience that he is one of many characters who lack conviction and integrity. Throughout Hamlet Polonius is a hypocrite who looks out for his own interests, and betrays those he should be loyal to. These aspects of his character are revealed in his relationships with the King, Opheli...
  • Honest Iago By Shakespeare
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    The most interesting and round character in the tragic play Othello, by William Shakespeare, is "honest" Iago. Through carefully thought-out words and actions, Iago manipulates others to do things in which he benefits. Iago is the main driving force in "Othello," pushing several characters toward their tragic end. Iago is not a traditional villain for he plays a unique and complex role. Unlike most villains in tragic plays, evidence of Iago's deception is not clearly visible. Iago is smar...
  • Macbeth Test Scene Lady Banquo
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    Form IV - MacBeth ACT I Scene I All the super natural happenings in act one revolve around the three witches. From the very first line they speak of their power to control the elements. In the first two questions the witches imply they " re able to determine the weather for their next meeting. The prophecy is mentioned in the answer of the previous question. First witch: "Where the place?" Second witch: "Upon the heath" Third witch: "There to meet Macbeth" They know already that they are going ...