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Where Do You Get Love
Where Do You Get Love
Where Do You Get Love Where Do You Get Love As individuals, we seek a fantastical encounter with “true love.” Through the plays A Midsummer Nights Dream, As You Like It, and Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s characters find “true love” through various tests in which one of the lover’s identity is masked, either physically or subconsciously. While these three plays share different plots, they all portray Shakespeare’s stance that romance exists in human love, and that if the love is pure, it will prev
A Tale Of Two Cities LA
A Tale Of Two Cities LA
A Tale Of Two Cities LA A Tale of Two Cities This paper is a literary analysis over the book A Tale of Two Cities, written by Charles Dickens. It contains information about the author, plot, and characters in the story. Devices and styles used to complete the book are also in this paper. On February 7, 1812 in Portsea, Charles Dickens began his life. His father, John Dickens, spent little time with Charles. The family lived in poverty and John was in prison much of the time. When Charles was two
Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie Agatha Christie Agatha Christie is the best-known mystery writer in the world. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language. Another billion have also been sold in forty-five foreign languages. Her works have been translated into more languages than those of William Shakespeare. Only the Bible and Shakespeare outsell her novels, thus making her the most successful mystery writer of all time. Agatha Miller was born in Torquay, England on September 15, 1890. As
Comparison of Macbeth and Lord of the Flies
Comparison of Macbeth and Lord of the Flies
Comparison of Macbeth and Lord of the Flies Comparison of Macbeth and Lord of the Flies Macbeth is one of the protagonist in a Shakespeare play Macbeth .Jack is also a protagonist in the novel Lord of the Flies . The following essay will outline the differences and similarities of these two characters. There are five similarities between Jack and Macbeth. Firstly, they were both leader of some kind. Jack was a leader of a choir group while Macbeth was a co-leader of Duncan s army. Secondly, they
Comparisons between the movie and play Hamlet
Comparisons between the movie and play Hamlet
Comparisons between the movie and play Hamlet Comparisons between the movie and play Hamlet Ben Evans Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet was originally written as a play, but as time has passed it has been produced, on many different occasions, as a motion picture. The two forms share many similar scenes throughout the work. Three of these scenes are Hamlet's encounter with his father's ghost, Hamlet's killing of Polonius, and Hamlet's final battle with Laretes. The first major similarity between the
Hamlet
Hamlet
Hamlet n the play, Hamlet by William Shakespeare, many aspects contribute to the tale of tragedy, but of these there is one thing that is purely essential to this famous story : the ghost of King Hamlet. The ghost of King Hamlet is so important to Hamlet on so many levels, accounting for most issues, directly or indirectly, that are involved in the drama. The intrigue of the pale specter creates many things such as Hamlet's procrastination, it also projects the image of Hamlet's madness, and mos
Macbeth
Macbeth
Macbeth In Shakespeare's tragedy, Macbeth, the characters and the roles they play are critical to its plot and theme, and therefore many of Shakespeare's characters are well developed and complex. Two of these characters are the protagonist, Macbeth, and his wife, Lady Macbeth. They play interesting roles in the tragedy, and over the course of the play, their relationship changes and their roles are essentially switched. At the beginning of the play, they treat each other as equals. They have gr
The Mad Hamlet
The Mad Hamlet
The Mad Hamlet The Mad Hamlet William Shakespeare wrote Hamlet, Prince of Denmark . Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy. William Shakespeare was born 1564 and died 1616. William Shakespeare himself, was one of the greatest play writers of all times. Hamlet was an odd character in the play because of the way he acted. Hamlet is intelligent, mad, and selfish. Hamlet is a very intelligent character. Claudius and Polonius planned to send Hamlet to England to be put to death, escorted by Rosencran
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare William Shakespeare is sometimes considered the greatest playwright of all time. What is it that made Shakespeare so famous? In his plays he combined the elements that people of his time loved and that people still like today. Many things greatly influenced the writing of Shakespeare’s plays. William Shakespeare had a very interesting life that undoubtedly greatly affected his plays. He was born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon and was the third of
Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell is a name of great significance in American history today. A skillful inventor and generous philanthropist, he astounded the world with his intuitive ideas that proved to be both innovative and extremely practical in the latter half of the 19th century. Most notable, of course, are Bell's work in developing the telephone and his venerable life-long endeavor to educate the deaf. Originally, his only wish was to help deaf people overcome their difficulty
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare Born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England. His father John Shakespeare and his mother Mary Arden. W.S. was able to attend grammer school and learned Greek and Latin classics (this is comparable to college education today). At age 14 his father lost the family fortune and remained poor until his death At 18 he married Anne Hathaway in 1582. She was 26 years old. They had three children Suzanne(1583) and the twins Hamnet and Judith(1585). In his mid-twenties he lef
Ira Aldridge
Ira Aldridge
Ira Aldridge Ira Frederick Aldridge was born on July 24, 1807 in New York. However, his birthplace remained questionable until 40 or so years ago. It has also been listed as Senegal(Africa), and Maryland. However conclusive evidence was found in the 1950s that he was born in New York. Included in this evidence are his British Naturalization papers and Death Certificate. His father was Reverend Daniel Adlridge , a straw vendor and preacher in Old Zion . His mother was Lurranah. Ira grew up in a h
James Earl Jones- A Voice in the Crowd
James Earl Jones- A Voice in the Crowd
James Earl Jones- A Voice in the Crowd James Earl Jones: A Voice in the Crowd March 19, 1996 This page intentionally left blank People all around the world know the voice of James Earl Jones. From Star Wars fans listening to the voice of Darth Vader to news junkies who hear a voice that dramatically intones AThis is [email protected] just before all the cable network=s station breaks to children who hear the stately voice of the majestic Mufasa, the king of the jungle in Walt Disney Pictures= animated The Li
Caliban's Ignorance
Caliban's Ignorance
Caliban's Ignorance Caliban’s Ignorance Shakespeare portrays Stephano’s view of Caliban as an ignorant slave by taking advantage of the monster(Shakespeare, Act II, Scene II, line 31) while he is intoxicated. At first glance of Caliban, Stephano decides that he is a being lesser than he. For this reason, to himself, Stephano discusses his plan to enslave Caliban: recover him and keep him tame and get to Naples with him( Act II, Scene II, line 69-70). A taste of [Stephano’s] bottle,( Act II
Confused But Not Mad - Hamlet
Confused But Not Mad - Hamlet
Confused But Not Mad - Hamlet The story of Hamlet depicts the flaws of human nature vs. actions of man. Hamlet did not use his intellect to decipher what made people do the things they do. Shakespeare was well known for his manipulation of people's thoughts and actions. When the story opens on the funeral of Prince Hamlet father, Hamlet. We have the first sight of how confused Hamlet is by saying he has no sorrow of the death of his father. In reality, Hamlet does not wish for anyone to know how
Hamlet A Man Of Many Qualities
Hamlet A Man Of Many Qualities
Hamlet: A Man Of Many Qualities Hamlet is a man of many different qualities and he reveals only certain qualities to certain people. Hamlet draws his audience, the reader, into noticing the different qualities that he has. His qualities are shown through his conversations with other characters as well as through his soliloquies. These words of wisdom and revealance help to distinguish how Hamlet feels about each other character that he encounters. The phrases and speeches that Hamlet addresses a
Romeo and Juliet - Study Notes
Romeo and Juliet - Study Notes
Romeo and Juliet - Study Notes! NOTES : * indicates personal opinion. Romeo and Juliet Prologue The prologue is written in the form of a sonnet. A sonnet is a 14 line lyric poem with an iambic pentameter rhythm and a set rhyme scheme. U / iamb U / U / U / U / U / pentameter - 5 feet Rhyme The rhyme scheme of a Shakespearean sonnet divides the poem into 3 quatrains and a rhyming couplet. The thought of the poem follows this division. Quatrain 1 dignity - A scene - B mutiny - A unclean - A Quatrai
The Importance of Literature vs Science
The Importance of Literature vs Science
The Importance of Literature vs. Science If we lived in a world without literature, learning only the sciences, would we be the same people? Does the human race need literature at all, does it have any worth whatsoever except as entertainment? Do people actually learn from literature? These are all questions that divide the human race into two separate sections, those who believe in the power of literature, and those who see it as impoverished compared to the social sciences in its ability to te
Balance Of Power
Balance Of Power
Balance Of Power The Balance of Power Throughout the semester, a theme that has guided our thoughts has been the idea that the self is the capacity to have capacities. Through what we have read, written about, and discussed, we have been trying to come up with our own answers to the questions about the self; what a capacity is, how we find them, which ones are essential to human flourishing, what we do with them once they are found? Yet all of these questions lead us to answer that final and def
Romeo Juliet An E Ticket Ride
Romeo Juliet An E Ticket Ride
Romeo + Juliet: An E Ticket Ride 11/21/96 The new release of Romeo and Juliet is fun, fast and exciting to watch. It is a slick cinematic rendition of Shakespeare's work brought to the screen for contemporary movie-goers. There is something for everyone in this movie. A timeless story, a dynamic cast, a hip soundtrack, great sets and costumes and plenty of action. From the beginning the audience is told, buckle up, this Romeo and Juliet ride is going to be like no other Shakespeare you've ever
Minstrels
Minstrels
Minstrels Minstrels, or traveling thespians, thrived throughout Europe in medieval times. The term minstrel referred to a professional entertainer of any kind from the 12th century to the 17th century. Minstrels were instrumentalist, but were also often jugglers, acrobats, and storytellers. Although minstrels no longer exist, they played an important role in medieval history and, at one time, could be found, in one form or another, throughout the entire continent of Europe. Different countries h
Rock 'n' Roll 20th Century Culture
Rock 'n' Roll 20th Century Culture
Rock 'n' Roll & 20th Century Culture Rock ‘n’ roll and 20th Century Culture According to Philip Ennis, rock ‘n’ roll emerged from the convergence of social transformations which resulted from World War II (Ryan 927). Despite its pop culture origins, rock music is arguably one of the strongest cultural factors to develop in this century. Artists such as Lennon, McCartney and Dylan defined the emotions of a generation and, in the last decade, it as even been acknowledged by members of the establis
West Side Story
West Side Story
West Side Story In 1961, West Side Story, a filmed version of the hit Broadway musical that was inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, was released to viewers, who just could not resist the energy and excitement of the movie. Thirty-eight years later, viewers, like myself, still cannot resist it. I had never seen the film, which was directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, before, but I had always wondered why people loved this multi award-winning movie so much. After viewing the
Herman Melville
Herman Melville
Herman Melville In 1850 while writing The House of the Seven Gables, Hawthorne's publisher introduced him to another writer who was in the midst of a novel. This was Herman Melville, the book Moby Dick. Hawthorne and Melville became good friends at once, for despite their dissimilar backgrounds, they had a great deal in common. Melville was a New Yorker, born in 1819, one of eight children of a merchant of distinguished lineage. His father, however, lost all his money and died when the boy was 1
A Review of The Outsiders Club Screened on BBC 2 in October 96
A Review of The Outsiders Club Screened on BBC 2 in October 96
A Review of The Outsiders Club Screened on BBC 2 in October 96 MA Diploma Disability Studies INTRODUCTION I decided to write a review on the social group known as The Outsiders. The group's main aim is to enable disabled adults to form personal relationships, including specifically sexual ones (Shakespeare 1996), either with each other or with non-disabled members. The group has been in existence for several years, and has attracted a great deal of attention, including reaction from present an
President John F Kennedy
President John F Kennedy
President John F. Kennedy There is something about John F. Kennedy. Could it be his charisma and charm that still entrances America? Maybe it is his elevated status as a pop culture icon that bedazzles most American citizens. It might be the martyr status he attained through his tragic assassination that makes American culture revere him as a President. Whatever the reason is that defines John F. Kennedy as probably one of the most beloved Presidents in American History; one assumption by many i
Withccraft in British History
Withccraft in British History
Withccraft in British History European witchcraft was a unique phenomenon which differed from European high magic from the low magic or simple sorcery (Russel 658). High magic and simple sorcery differ however in methods and motivation (658). High magic was astrology and alchemy (658). Sorcerers are usually people that are motivated by strong feelings of jealously, revenge, malice which are experienced by everyone (Marwich 3042). More supernatural are witches who are slaves of aberration and add
Macbeth Macbeth's Decent Into Hell
Macbeth Macbeth's Decent Into Hell
Macbeth: Macbeth's Decent Into Hell Macbeth is a play by William Shakespeare. Macbeth is a man who commits a series of crimes because of persuation from his wife that will benefit mostly himself but also Lady Macbeth. The play watches Macbeth as he decents into hell it also shows the conscious mind of a murderer and how murder affects peoples minds. At the beginning of the play Macbeth is a well respected warrior by everybody. Macbeth is the thane of Glamis at the beginning of the play. Macbeth
Romeo Juliet Friar Lawrence
Romeo Juliet Friar Lawrence
Romeo & Juliet: Friar Lawrence By Anthony Chan 10A Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's plays about tragedy. It is about two lovers who commit suicide when their feuding famillies prevent them from being together. The play has many characters, each with its own role in keeping the plot line. Some characters have very little to do with the plot but some have the plot revolving around them. Friar Lawrence does not have very much time on stage but the time he does have is crucial to the plot li
Hamlet Finding Courage to Die
Hamlet Finding Courage to Die
Hamlet: Finding Courage to Die In William Shakespeare's Hamlet we see a young man paralyzed with grief over his father. So much so that he is believed to have gone mad. Hamlet is such a complex character that one must look deeply to find what drives him. Did he really have the courage to kill the king or was it madness? Hamlet's character will be illuminated by explaining both soliloquies and finally Hamlet himself. To be, or not to be, that is the question, (Beaty, 1348) is one of the most
A Word Is Worth a Thousand Pictures - Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 and Keat
A Word Is Worth a Thousand Pictures - Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 and Keat
A Word Is Worth a Thousand Pictures? - Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 and Keats' Grecian Urn Shakespeare's sonnet 18 (Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?) and Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn were written with a common purpose in mind; to immortalize the subjects of their poems by writing them down in verses for people to read for generations to come. By doing so, both of the poets are preserving the beauty of the subjects, which are the young friend of Shakespeare and Keats' Grecian Urn. Beginnin
Macbeth Aristotelian Tragedy
Macbeth Aristotelian Tragedy
Macbeth: Aristotelian Tragedy Kim Blair Per.5 Interpretive Test The definition of tragedy in an excerpt from Aristotle's Poetics is the re-creation, complete within itself, of an important moral action. The relevance of Aristotle's Poetics to Shakespeare's play Macbeth defines the making of a dramatic tragedy and presents the general principles of the construction of this genre. Aristotle's attention throughout most of his Poetics is directed towards the requirements and expectations of the pl
King Lear Motifs
King Lear Motifs
King Lear: Motifs Shakespeare uses many motifs to expand on the themes of the story. His most-used motif revolves around filial responsibility. Each of the two plots contains characters who betray their fathers. Goneril and Regan flatter their father, King Lear, and then betray him. The drastic change that occurred in their attidtude towards their father is clearly evident through Goneril's speech before: Sir, I love you more than words can wield the matter; Dearer than eye-sight, space, and li
The Tempest Bringing It All Together
The Tempest Bringing It All Together
The Tempest: Bringing It All Together The Epilogue of the Tempest by William Shakespeare is an excellent -- if not the best -- example of Shakespeare's brilliance. In 20 lines Shakespeare is able to write an excellent ending to his play, while speaking through his characters about Shakespeare's own life and career. Even more amazingly, he seemlessly ties the two together. In the context of the story Prospero's monologue makes perfect sense. He has lost his magical power, so his charms are o'ert
The History of Greek Theater
The History of Greek Theater
The History of Greek Theater Theater and drama in Ancient Greece took form in about 5th century BCE, with the Sopocles, the great writer of tragedy. In his plays and those of the same genre, heroes and the ideals of life were depicted and glorified. It was believed that man should live for honor and fame, his action was courageous and glorious and his life would climax in a great and noble death. Originally, the hero's recognition was created by selfish behaviors and little thought of service t
Hamlet's Madness
Hamlet's Madness
Hamlet's Madness `What is madness? Is someone mad merely because they are different, and do they in return see the same about the world? The dictionary defines madness as, “1. the state of being mad; insanity. 2. senseless folly. 3. frenzy; rage. 4. intense excitement or hilarity.” Though is there a difference between madness and wrath or rage? Was Hamlet mad, or was it one big act in order to give reason for his irrational actions and to keep his vengeful motives confidential? In Shakespeare's
Henry IV Appearance vs Reality
Henry IV Appearance vs Reality
Henry IV: Appearance vs. Reality Shakespeare's play Henry IV begins with a king (King Henry) beginning a pilgrimage after killing King Richard II. Henry believes that by gaining the throne of England he has done an honourable deed, yet he admits that the fighting and bloodshed could continue, A. . . ill sheathed knife . . . @ (I.1.17). He, also, admits that his own son, Prince Hal, is not honourable enough to occupy the throne, Asee riot and dishonour stain the brow of my young Harry (I.1.17).
Hamlet Act 2 Scene 2 - Compare Hamlet's Reaction to Arrival of Rosencr
Hamlet Act 2 Scene 2 - Compare Hamlet's Reaction to Arrival of Rosencr
Hamlet: Act 2 Scene 2 - Compare Hamlet's Reaction to Arrival of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern and To the Players Yin Choi Compare Hamlet's reaction to the arrival of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern with his reaction to the arrival of the Playyers. Account for his reactions. By comparing Hamlet's reaction to the arrival of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern with his reaction to the arrival of the Players, we can observe the different perspectives of Hamlet's character. His reaction to the arrival of his ol
Macbeth Ambition is Root of All Evil
Macbeth Ambition is Root of All Evil
Macbeth: Ambition is Root of All Evil It is said that ambition is the key to success. In the case of Shakespeare's Macbeth, it is the key to his downfall. He is presented with the ambition by the supernatural power of the witches. Lady Macbeth, his wife, then pushes the ambition. After the murdering of Duncan, Macbeth has gained enough ambition himself to cause his own destruction. We can see a clear building of desire throughout the play. Macbeth is first introduced to the limits of his power a
Hamlet An Instrument of Life - Hamlet's Contribution To the Play
Hamlet An Instrument of Life - Hamlet's Contribution To the Play
Hamlet: An Instrument of Life - Hamlet's Contribution To the Play Name: Philip Tome Teacher: Mrs. Hastings Course: ENG-4A1 Due Date: Monday, December 2, 1996 Samuel Johnson writes Hamlet is through the piece rather an instrument than an agent. This statement is true, it is exhibited in several ways. The manner in which Hamlet's father manifests himself is an indication of his true intentions. Hamlet acts as an earthly means of revenge, he is the output for actions directed by a mortal being. I
Macbeth Appearance vs Reality
Macbeth Appearance vs Reality
Macbeth: Appearance vs Reality Brooke Soper The way people act on the outside and who they really are on the inside may be two totally different things. Some may change because they feel they don't fit in. Others pretend to be something they truly aren't. No matter which way you look at it, if you try to act like someone your not, the truth will always appear in the end. That is exactly what happened in William Shakespeare's play, MacBeth. Banquo, MacBeth, and Lady MacBeth each project an image,
King Henry IV and Joseph Strorm Archtypical Fathers
King Henry IV and Joseph Strorm Archtypical Fathers
King Henry IV and Joseph Strorm: Archtypical Fathers An ideal father is one who is both caring and understanding. To fit this mould, one must express these characteristics. The outlook and actions of King Henry IV (Shakespeare, Henry IV Part 1) and Joseph Strorm (Wyndham, The Chrysalids), suggest characters who do not match the mould of the archetypical ideal father. King Henry IV was a father who thought not much of his son. He sees his son as a riotous, irresponsible young man. King Henry tell
Macbeth A Tale of Two Theories
Macbeth A Tale of Two Theories
Macbeth: A Tale of Two Theories Macbeth(c.1607), written by William Shakespeare, is the tragic tale of Macbeth, a virtuous man, corrupted by power and greed. This tragedy could in fact be called A Tale of Two Theories. One theory suggests that the tragic hero, Macbeth, is led down an unescapable road of doom by an outside force, namely fate in the form of the three witches. The second suggests that there is no supernatural force working against Macbeth, which therefore makes him responsible fo
Macbeth Banquo's Soliloquy
Macbeth Banquo's Soliloquy
Macbeth: Banquo's Soliloquy John Spitzer In Macbeth, a play by William Shakespeare, Banquo's soliloquy at the beginning of the third act explains some of his present feeling towards Macbeth. He believes that Macbeth killed to become the King of Scotland. He explains that he is the one who will start a chain of kings, not Macbeth. Strangely enough, Banquo makes this discovery two scenes from his death, not giving him enough time to tell others the discovery. In the first three lines of the solilo
Julius Caesar Brutus' Mistakes or Harmartias
Julius Caesar Brutus' Mistakes or Harmartias
Julius Caesar: Brutus' Mistakes or Harmartias Throughout the play of “Julius Caesar” Brutus makes many mistakes or harmartias, which eventually lead to his tragic downfall. Although Brutus makes many harmartias I feel that these three are the most important. The largest harmartia that Brutus makes is listening to Cassius, in the beginning. Another harmartia Brutus makes is deciding not to kill Antony. Brutus also makes the mistake of meeting Antony's army in Philippi instead of waiting at the ca
The Tempest Caliban Unjustly Punished
The Tempest Caliban Unjustly Punished
The Tempest: Caliban Unjustly Punished Through Prospero's verbal and physical abuse, the enslaved Caliban is unjustly portrayed as a vicious and subhuman beast. Prospero has no feelings for Caliban. Therefore he thinks that Caliban was put on earth for work. Additionally Prospero just thinks he makes fires and does work for him so people should not have sympathy for him. We cannot miss him. He does make our fire, Fetch in our wood, and serves in offices That profit us - What ho, slave, Caliban
The Tempest Caliban's Ignorance
The Tempest Caliban's Ignorance
The Tempest: Caliban's Ignorance Shakespeare portrays Stephano's view of Caliban as an ignorant slave by taking advantage of the monster(Shakespeare, Act II, Scene II, line 31) while he is intoxicated. At first glance of Caliban, Stephano decides that he is a being lesser than he. For this reason, to himself, Stephano discusses his plan to enslave Caliban: recover him and keep him tame and get to Naples with him( Act II, Scene II, line 69-70). A taste of [Stephano's] bottle,( Act II, Scene
King Lear Conspiracy in Nakedness and Dress
King Lear Conspiracy in Nakedness and Dress
King Lear: Conspiracy in Nakedness and Dress Nakedness and dress in Shakespeare's King Lear, represented the status of a character. Many scenes use clothing to show one characters dominance over another. The more opulent the clothing, the higher the status, or the lack of clothing, the lower the status. A few characters go through many wardrobes. Lear and Edgar, both start the beginning of the play wearing expensive, luxurious clothing, but each at different times wear less glorious clothing or
The Characteristics of Shakespeare's Comedies
The Characteristics of Shakespeare's Comedies
The Characteristics of Shakespeare's Comedies Shakespeare wrote many different forms of literary works and one of them is comedy. At the end of his professional life he had written four famous comedies which were later called his romances. Shakespeare's comedies were not primarily love stories but they all included a love plot. His romances all had the happy ending of a comedy, but in a way they hinted on violence (Prentice Hall Literature). His focus and emphasis was clearly towards the struc
A Critical Analysis of Shakespeare's Hamlet
A Critical Analysis of Shakespeare's Hamlet
A Critical Analysis of Shakespeare's Hamlet Dave Beaston Hamlet. Is he an insane madman or a revengeful, scheming, genius? There are many conflicting ideas and theories on this subject, and hopefully this paper may be of some assistance in clearing up the confusion. The paper is divided into three separate analytic sections beginning with the beginning of Hamlet's so called madness, and why it may have occurred. Next, is an analysis of why Hamlet delays revenging his father's death. To conclude