William Shakespeare Essay Topics

Romeo and Juliet Act one scene one

He is a strong character who could bring about the end of the fighting where others failed. Looking at different versions of the play we can compare the character of the prince. In Baz Luhruann’s modern day play the prince is portrayed as the chief of police, but the wide angles used and the height… View Article

Katherine and Bianca

Kate and Bianca clearly do not get on with each other, when Bianca comes onto the scene she is harsh straight away, the third thing that she says is commenting on Bianca’s behavior. “A pretty peat! It is best put finger in the eye and she knew why”. Kate calls Bianca a spoilt child and… View Article

The Taming of the Shrew By William Shakespeare

The sisters’, Katherina and Bianca, are the principal subjects providing the main contrast in the play, The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare. Katherina is the fire-breathing, man-eating, despised, older sister of Bianca, the pleasant, beautiful, younger sister, adored by all. When she first enters the play, Katherina appears to be a very unhappy,… View Article

The relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

Show how the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth changes and deteriorates in the play Macbeth. The relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth changes throughout the play, Macbeth. In the beginning Lady Macbeth is the stronger, more dynamic character she pushes her husband. The pair trust each other, tell each other everything and care for… View Article

Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”

In Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”, which character or characters bear most responsibility for the death of Duncan? Discuss. Shakespeare’s drama “Macbeth” was first performed in 1603 and appears to celebrate the accession to the English throne of King James I, who was believed to be the descendant of one of the plays characters, Banquo. The plot originates… View Article

Letter for Eleanor

How have you been my dear sister? I was sp relieved that you sent me an email, a lot has happened since I left home, and I have so much tell you I don’t even know where to start! I’m so excited that I just want to skip to the best part, but you wouldn’t… View Article

‘Macbeth’ by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare wrote ‘Macbeth’ between 1603 and 1606 for King James 1st (England) and 6th (Scotland). It’s about a tale of royalty treachery heroes and witches. During the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1 the public were full of tales of witches and evil. Witchcraft was a subject that the English took very seriously. They believed that… View Article

How does Macbeth and Lady Macbeth Change throughout the play?

Introduction In the following essay I will be discussing how Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have changed through out the play and I will outline the incidents that take place to show how they change. Macbeth is first shown at the start of the play, through the second scene with the wounded captain and King Duncan,… View Article

Discuss the staging of Act 1 Scene 4 and Act 5 Scene 3

Macbeth was written in 1606 for the current King James I. 1606 was in the Jacobean period, a time when people believed in the Divine Right of Kings. This is the belief that Kings were chosen by God. They also believed that the worst possible crime was to kill a King and this would result… View Article

Macbeth Essay

Shakespeare uses ghosts and witches into many of his plays and work. But in no other play did he make them so horrible and demon like as he did the witches in Macbeth. The way in which they were described, made Macbeth a popular play. Superstition is a very shrewd belief in the supernatural. Supernatural… View Article

Macbet Act II Scene II

This scene was one of the most significant, as it the scene where Macbeth murders Duncan, but feels remorse and guilt afterwards. The murder is not shown so that it is left to the audience’s imagination. Also, to signify that the murder has taken place, an owl shrieks. This was thought to be a sign… View Article

Shakespeare’s treatment of evil in Macbeth

It is clear right from the beginning of the play that the witches play a key role in the play. The opening scene shows the witches planning their meeting with Macbeth. Not only does this scene hold suspense and capture the audience’s attention from the start of the play, it sets the atmosphere also. They… View Article