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Jane Eyre and Social Class

Life is made up of routines and patterns. Every human being has their own unique system of how they carry themselves through the day. These systems are how we survive, and they tend to become part of our subconscious. But there are those who get so caught up in their own conformity that daily life…

How are relationships presented in romeo and juliet compared to the machine stops

EXPLORE THE WAYS RELATIPNSHIPS ARE PRESENTED IN THE TEXTS YOU HAVE STUDIED Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play, written by William Shakespeare. Trailing the catastrophic events occurring in the lives to two teenage “star-cross’d lovers” whose premature deaths unite their quarrelling families. The Machine Stops however, is a futuristic novella written by E.M Forster…

Compare the ways the contrast between two fathers and their daughters are made interesting in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘An Inspector Calls’

‘Romeo and Juliet’ was written in the 16th century by William Shakespeare and ‘An Inspector Calls’ was written nearly 400 years later in the early 20th century by J.B. Priestley. In both of these plays the relationships of fathers, Lord Capulet and Arthur Birling and their daughters, Juliet and Shelia, are portrayed as being a…

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5 Stages of Grief Hamlet

Following the death of Prince Hamlet’s father, the former King of Denmark, not only do those related by blood to the great Dane experience the five stages of grief as laid out by Kubler-Ross, but the whole kingdom does as well. It is clear through many examples from the text that the kingdom as a…

Othello Questions

ACT I 1. While Shakespeare presents the world of Venice as a place of civilization, is slow turns into a place of un-civilization and disputes. For example, Roderigo and Iago wake up Brabantio and tell him that there are thieves in his house. In reply, Brabantio says “This is Venice. My house is not a…

Mats Ek

Introduction In this essay I will present one of the greatest choreographers of the 20th century, Mats Ek. I will describe his specific stylistic characteristics, themes and dance vocabulary bringing as examples some of his most important re-adapted works such as Giselle, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty. Life and career Mats Ek was born in…

Much Ado About Nothing – Theme of Deception

Deception plays a huge role in the plot of Much Ado About Nothing, from the major dramas of Don John and Claudio’s love to the duping that led to the bringing together of Benedick and Beatrice. Although to many deceit has a negative connotation, in the play it all depends on the intentions of the…

To what extent does Othello meet the criteria of a tragic hero?

The characteristics of a tragic hero are explained in Aristotle’s theory. Aristotle said that a tragic hero must go through four stages. These are Peripateia, which is an utter and complete downfall from a very high status such as a king, prince etc… to catastrophe and misery. Hamartia, which is a fatal or tragic flaw…

Gender Conflict in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

It is evident that in A Midsummer Nights Dream gender conflict is not the only source of comic disorder in the exposition of the play. This can be seen due to the number of other events and scenes which are sources of comic disorder such as character relationships, stereotypes & status and authoritative conflicts. An…

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing–the title sounds, to a modern ear, offhand and self-effacing; we might expect the play that follows such a beginning to be a marvelous piece of fluff and not much more. However, the play and the title itself are weightier than they initially seem. Shakespeare used two other such titles–Twelfth Night, or…

Review of Mel Gibson as Hamlet

In Franco Zeffirelli’s Hamlet he seems to have no intention of changing the material of the play or giving it any sort of new unique perspective. Some mscenes have been revised or talks moved starting with one character onto the next, but aside from the scene added after Hamlet’s father’s death where Claudius, Gertrude, and…

Romeo and Juliet blame essay

Everyone has blamed someone in their life, in the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, someone is responsible for the death of the two lovers. Out of all the characters involved in Romeo’s and Juliet’s death, the “holy” man Friar Lawrence is ironically the most responsible. For someone whose job is to serve be…

Play Hamlet vs. Mel Gibson’s movie version

Performance Analysis of Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” My performance analysis is based on Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark”. This production was directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starred Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Alan Bates, and Paul Scofield. In this production of Hamlet, the original old English is used. However,…

Comparison Paragraph of Macbeth and Othello

Shakespeare shows a high level of regret in both plays by raising the emotional turmoil sensed by Macbeth and Othello. The climax of this repentance highlights the mental state of distress of both of the main characters, and is followed by a dramatic conclusion. Shakespeare presents Macbeth as regretful by portraying his desire to be…

Helen of Troy allusion from Romeo and Juliet

Allusion location: Act 2, Scene 4, line 107 Quote: “Helen and Hero were sluts and harlots.” Plot context: Romeo has just arranged for Juliet and his marriage and is walking home when Mercutio spots him. Mercutio makes jokes about how his girl is so beautiful that she makes the most beautiful women in history look…

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