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The first recurrent image is the dark or darkness. Dark represents evil and hell. All of our fears rise in the dark. We can see that most of the mains scenes happen in a dark place or during the night. In fact, all the murders and treasons are done in darkness as if the dark…

Romeo and Juliet

Throughout “Romeo and Juliet”, the audience sees the universality of Shakespeare’s work represented through a play. He refers to themes and creates an emotional response which transcends time and place. Luhrmann’s appropriation alters the setting of the play however maintains the use of Shakespeare’s textual script. The themes “The Inevitability of Fate” and “Love as…

Describe the Different Forms of Disguise and Deception That Feature in Twelfth Night

Shakespeare’s play ‘Twelfth Night’ is a comedy centred on a main theme of disguise and deception. The elements of both bring confusion to the characters creating comical situations throughout the play, also adding a lot of dramatic irony to entertain the audiences through the ages. There are many different types of disguise and deception in…



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Caliban’s Feelings Towards Propero

In this essay I will tell you about Caliban’s feelings towards Prospero, how Prospero treats Caliban and a chain of exploitation involving Caliban and Prospero. Caliban is the rightful owner of an island that Prospero, an ex-duke of Milan and a type of sorcerer, and his daughter Miranda, a girl who was only 3 years…

Comparison of Two Film Versions of Romeo and Juliet

In this essay you will read a comparison of two film versions of Romeo and Juliet. One film is made by Baz Luhrmann which is made in 1997, while the other film is made by Franco Zeffirelli in 1968. I will compare these two Romeo and Juliet films by looking at the director’s techniques and…

Hamlet vs Lion King

Some may say that Disney’s the Lion King is a children’s version of Shakespear’s Hamlet. There are many similarities and differences. In the very opening scene of the Lion King Mufasa, the king of the pridelands confronts his brother Scar. This is similar to Hamlet, shortly after Hamlet visits his mother and kills Polonius, there…

Explain How Lady Macbeth Changes Throughout the Play Macbeth

Shakespeare’s play “Macbeth” which is considered one of his darkest and most powerful tragedies, Lady Macbeth, a very important character, changed dramatically throughout the play. At first she appeared confident, assertive and the dominant partner. She was cold blooded and cruel but then she became nervous, scared and suicidal. Soon Macbeth and Lady Macbeths relationship…

Eugene Ionesco’s Existentialist Views

– Eugene has written 28 plays. His most famous works include The Lesson (1951), The Chairs (1952), and Rhinoceros (1959). -Eugene has been recognized as a leading writer in the Theatre of the Absurd. His plays break theatrical archetypes of plot and sequence; explore mortality, and introduce existential conundrums while utilising over imaginative, unrealistic and…

Tragic Hero Essay

Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero is the imitation of an action that is and also,as having magnitude, complete in itself. It incorporates incidents arousing pity and fear wherewith to accomplishment the catharsis of such emotions. In the play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare Romeo is the most obvious tragic hero in the…

Comparison Between the Taming of the Shrew and 10 Things I Hate About You

In the movie “10 Things I Hate About You”, there are a lot of similarities to “The Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare. For example, most of the similarities have to do with power relationships, courtship and dating, and sisters. The main characters in both the writing and movie have the same personalities. Bianca…

First Impression of Iago

My first impression of Iago is that he’s a manipulative and hypocritical man who tries to make up for the lack of success and happiness in his life by destroying that of others. In Iago’s first appearance in the play, he’s seen manipulating the wealthy but foolish Roderigo into giving him money. He claims to…

Macbeth Article Critique

Overall darkness is at fault for the tragedy of Macbeth. Most scenes in story were dark and held an evil atmosphere. A.C. Bradley stated that with so much darkness surrounding the hero, (Macbeth), he was bound to be corrupted by it. The witch’s prophecy, Lady Macbeth, and the constant spilling of blood both innocent and…

Literary Analysis of Robin Goodfellow in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Numerous scholars who examine and analyze the comedy of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare point to Puck as the most significant character in the play. Although Shakespeare masks Puck’s important role in the comedy by hiding him amongst the more powerful characters, it becomes apparent that Puck’s mischievous attitude and knack for creating…

Romeo and Juliet Transformation Essay

William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a play adapted extensively into films, musicals, and operas, itself borrowed from an Italian tale; The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke, 1562 and Palace of Pleasure by William Painter in 1582. Romeo and Juliet became one of Shakespeare’s most well-known tragedies. Baz Luhrman’s 1996 feature film…

Whos Is to Blame for Death of Romeo and Juliet

The mechanism of fate works in all the events that these star crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, come upon. Their feelings towards each other was never forced upon, Romeo already had feelings for another woman. Friar Lawrence’s plan was pretty well thought through and fool proof. The odds that two people from two opposing households…

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