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The Renaissance Era
The Renaissance Era
The Renaissance Era Historical Events 1500 – 1600: DL: African Slaves are taken across the Atlantic to work on sugar plantations – 1510. ED : University of Valencia founded – 1500 RP : Ahmed ad Mansur leads Moroccans into a battle against the Songhai – 1500 VA : Nuts and Bolts are first used in Europe – 1550’s. M : William Shakespeare is born – 1564. PH : Elizabeth I begins her reign as Queen of England – 1588. ST : The First toilet is invented – 1589. LT: Sir Walter Raleigh born - 1552 PH : Pol
Destiny
Destiny
Destiny Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved, as quoted by William Jennings Bryan, in my opinion, is the one sentence moral of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Even from the preliminary lines, people read or watch Shakespeare's tragedy already knowing the inevitable outcome, the catastrophic death of both Romeo and Juliet. The play shows that fate is in control, but also that it often uses Romeo and Juliet's fa
Hamlet
Hamlet
Hamlet Between reality and illusion there exists a subtle line—so fine in fact that often times man steps right through reality into illusion without ever grasping the difference. Exact boundaries do not exist for reality as well as for illusion, leaving this “line” that separates the two nothing more than a blur. Throughout the play Hamlet and the film Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, both William Shakespeare and Tom Stoppard explore man’s incapability of separating reality and illusion b
Tragic Hero in Julius Caesar
Tragic Hero in Julius Caesar
Tragic Hero in Julius Caesar Period 2 How far would you go for glory? In the novel, Julius Caesar, written by William Shakespeare, a character, Brutus betrays one of his friends because he thinks he is as worthy as he to be king of Rome. He wanted the respect and honor that Caesar was receiving more than anything. BRUTUS: “I would not, Cassius; yet I love him well,...For let the gods so speed me as I love The name of honor more than I fear death.” In the novel, the acts create a literary focus.
The Incongruence of the Lover and the Soldier in Othello
The Incongruence of the Lover and the Soldier in Othello
The Incongruence of the Lover and the Soldier in Othello Shakespeare It is often the case that the themes of Shakespeare have everyday practicality and such is the case of Othello. From the initial introduction of Othello, he is characterized as a brave and honorable soldier. He notes, “My service I have done the signiory… I shall promulgate- I fetch my life and being/ From men of royal siege, / and my demerits.” (I, ii, 19-22) But as we see, the norms of militarism are incongruent with those of
Relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
Relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
Relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth Macbeth is a play about death, deceit, and corruption. At the center of all this is Macbeth and his wife, Lady Macbeth. As the play progresses, their relationship changes dramatically as a result of how each of them handles their emotions following King Duncan's murder. In the beginning of the play, Lady Macbeth is a strong, domineering person. She seems able to coerce Macbeth into doing things that he would not do on his own. She seems willing to tr
Pygmalion Review Sheet
Pygmalion Review Sheet
Pygmalion Review Sheet February 19, 2004 10 English George Bernard Shaw: ž Born in Dublin, Ireland ž Social Realist ž Dramatized social and political debate ž Fabian Society (socialist) ž Vegetarian/ Teetotater ôhatedö Shakespeare ž Wasnlt a stylist or a psychologist, but drama has power of invention ž Shape dialoge-Ó ôgreat earö ž Lack of sentimentality ž Quick humor ž Humor in drama, and drama in humor ž Mythopoetic ž Term ôShawianö describes o Wit o Iconoclasm o Polemicism ž WORKS o Pygmalion
The Father of Modern Astronomy
The Father of Modern Astronomy
“The Father of Modern Astronomy” JMJ April 28, 2004 Physics Period 5 From the first time children are introduced to astronomy in second grade, they are told that the sun is the center of the solar system. This was not always the case. For centuries, civilization believed the whole universe revolved around the earth. This was easy to believe since all the astral bodies seemed to make an arch across the sky, and, in relativity to the people on the ground, it was the sky that was moving, and not th
Benedict Arnold A Loyalist and a Hero of the American Revolution
Benedict Arnold A Loyalist and a Hero of the American Revolution
Benedict Arnold: A Loyalist and a Hero of the American Revolution Second Marking Period Term Paper Americans today think of the War for independence as a revolution, but in important respects it was also a civil war. American loyalists or “Tories” as their opponents called them, opposed the Revolution, and many took up arms against the rebels. What motivated the Loyalists? Most educated Americans, whether Loyalist or Revolutionary, accepted John Locke’s theory of natural rights and limited gover
Spanking
Spanking
Spanking Spanking, defined as slapping of the buttocks, is a form of hitting and thus of physical violence. That fact alone should make the spanking of children unacceptable by the same standards that protect adults, who are not as vulnerable. However, there is more to spanking than simply hitting: spanking also trespasses on one of the body’s most private and sexual areas—the buttocks. To fully address the wrongness of spanking children, therefore, we must consider not only the issue of physica
Henrik Ibsen
Henrik Ibsen
Henrik Ibsen Henrik Ibsen was born at Skien in Norway on March 20, 1828. When he was eight, his father went bankrupt. This event made a deep impression upon him. After they went bankrupt, his family moved to a small farm north of the town where they lived in poverty. Henrik was forced to attend a small local school. He received a substandard education. In 1843, the family returned to town. Unfortunately they were still poor. Ibsen came from a very dysfunctional family. His domineering father wa
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar In the book Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, Cassius and the conspirators depicted Caesar as being ambitious. He was also said to not be ambitious by Mark Antony. He was, however, ambitious. This is because he refused the crown three times, he did not listen to the warnings that people gave him throughout the book, and he did not end the punishment he placed upon Metellus Cimber’s brother, Publius Cimber. These were all acts of ambition. On the Lupercal, Mark Antony presente
Macbeth
Macbeth
Macbeth Show how Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have to go against their own natures in order to kill Duncan. Each character in Macbeth has to either fight or give in to the evil. Because evil is contrary to human nature, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have to go against their own conscience in order to murder Duncan. When the witches predict that Macbeth will become Thane of Cawdor and later, King of Scotland, he is stunned to silence by their prophecies. When murder enters Macbeths mind he is frightened
William Shakespeare was a great English playwright dramatist and poet
William Shakespeare was a great English playwright dramatist and poet
William Shakespeare was a great English playwright, dramatist and poet who lived during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Shakespeare is considered to be the greatest playwright of all time. No other writer's plays have been produced so many times or read so widely in so many countries as his. Shakespeare was born to middle class parents. His father, John, was a Stratford businessman. He was a glove maker who owned a leather shop. John Shakespeare was a well known and respected
Hamlet by Shakespeare
Hamlet by Shakespeare
Hamlet by Shakespeare Hamlet's Sanity Hamlet appears to be insane, after Polonius's death, in act IV scene II. There are indications, though, that persuade me to think other wise. Certainly, Hamlet has plenty of reasons to be insane at this point. His day has been hectic--he finally determined Claudius had killed his father, the chance to kill Claudius confronted him, he comes very close to convincing Gertrude that Claudius killed his father, he accidentally kills Polonius, and finally the ghost
King lear Assignment
King lear Assignment
King lear Assignment English OAC Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear is a detailed description of the consequences of one man's decisions. This fictitious man is Lear, King of England, who's decisions greatly alter his life and the lives of those around him. As Lear bears the status of King he is, as one expects, a man of great power but sinfully he surrenders all of this power to his daughters as a reward for their demonstration of love towards him. This untimely abdication of his throne results in
HUMAN ACTIONS IN ROMEO AND JULIET
HUMAN ACTIONS IN ROMEO AND JULIET
HUMAN ACTIONS IN ROMEO AND JULIET In the play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, two teenagers are controlled by a chain of human actions. Act 4, scenes 1,3 and 5, are a good representation of the web of human actions that cause tragedy between the pair of star crossed lovers (prologue). One example of human actions being dominant in those particular scenes is Friar Lawrence. His actions, while being in good intent, caused much of the pain for the other characters in the book. His first
Antiheroism has always been an interesting aspect of a character that
Antiheroism has always been an interesting aspect of a character that
Antiheroism has always been an interesting aspect of a character that authors have chosen to illustrate. In literature, there has been countless antiheroic characters, from Randle McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Allie Fox in The Mosquito Coast, to others as famous as Robin Hood and ... By literary definition, an antihero is the hero of the play or novel, but has negative attributes which separate him or her from the classic hero such as Superman. Such negative aspects may inclu
In the play Twelfth Night Shakespeare explores and illustrates the e
In the play Twelfth Night Shakespeare explores and illustrates the e
In the play \Twelfth Night,\ Shakespeare explores and illustrates the emotion of love with precise detail. According to \Webster\'s New World Dictionary,\ love is defined as \a strong affection or liking for someone.\ Throughout the play Shakespeare examines three different types of love: true love, self love and friendship. \Twelfth Night\ consists of many love triangles, however many of the characters who are tangled up in the web of love are blind to see that their emotions and feelin
By Derek Choi
By Derek Choi
by Derek Choi Shakespeare Tamed Shrews and Twelfth Nights: The Role of Women In Shakespeare It is curious to note the role of women in Shakespearean literature. Many critics have lambasted the female characters in his plays as two-dimensional and unrealistic portrayals of subservient women. Others have asserted that the roles of women in his plays were prominent for the time and culture that he lived in. That such contrasting views could be held in regards to the same topic is academic. It is on
For hundreds of years English has been continuously changing Words tha
For hundreds of years English has been continuously changing Words tha
For hundreds of years, English has been continuously changing. Words that were unacceptable 300 years ago are now commonplace. English has always had a trademark of being a comfortable language, the language of the common people (MacNeil 143). Change in the grammar and diction of a language is natural, and English is always confronted with changes. Among them are the use of slang, clipped word endings, and new dialects. Some Conservatives do not like changes because they claim that standard Engl
Macbeth Novel
Macbeth Novel
Macbeth Novel Everyone who is mortal has at least one flaw. Some are more serious than others. For example, some people have addictions to gambling, while other people can't remember to put the milk away after they use it. After a while though, a person's flaws come back to haunt them. The tragedy MacBeth is no exception to this. In it, many of the character's die. And the reason is that they have a flaw, that would eventually lead to their downfall. Not every character is deserving of his fate
DECEPTION IN OTHELLO
DECEPTION IN OTHELLO
DECEPTION IN OTHELLO Deception, which by its definition is a bad thing and has only one level or degree, is truly not this way at all. Deception appears many times in Othello, but in almost every incident the degree of deception is different. There are only a few characters that use deception, and those characters all use different degrees of deception to get what they want in the play. Deception is almost always used through verbal language or body language because it is the easiest way to dece
Macbeth Senior Research Paper
Macbeth Senior Research Paper
Macbeth Senior Research Paper In Shakespeare�s lifetime he wrote many plays. Many of them were critically acclaimed and others cast aside. The crowd always wanted to be more thoroughly entertained and Shakespeare always tried to keep up with the people�s needs. In 1605, Shakespeare was being hounded for another work of genius. Hamlet and King Lear had just been completed and the people begged for more. He knew not of what to write and like many playwrights, he did research. He found two stor
Ontrast Between Language Of Love In The Balcony
Ontrast Between Language Of Love In The Balcony
Ontrast Between Language Of Love In The Balcony In William Shakespeare's _Romeo and Juliet_, Shakespeare introduces many themes that he continues throughout all of his tragedies, including the language of love vs. the language of death. The balcony scene is the most valuable scene illustrating the language of love, whereas in the final scene of the play the language of death is used to set the stage for their suicides, pulling together the tragic ending of the play. Throughout the second scene o
Review Of Shakespear s  The Tempest
Review Of Shakespear s The Tempest
Review Of Shakespear's The Tempest Why is it that people fawn Shakespeare and have unreasonably high reguard for his works, including The Tempest, and label them as �immortal classics�? Indeed Shakespeare�s works had great significance in the evolution of English literature, but these works, including The Tempest are mostly devoid of significance and literary value in the present day. One can expect to gain little educational benefit of the english language or hightened apreciation for f
Shakespeare s Life
Shakespeare s Life
Shakespeare's Life William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564. He was baptized on April 24, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. He was the third of eight children born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. John was a well-known merchant and Mary was the daughter of a Roman Catholic member of the gentry. Shakespeare was educated at the local grammar school. According to history, Shakespeare was the eldest son, and he should have been the apprentice to his father's shop so that he could
One of the most famous and popular authors and script
One of the most famous and popular authors and script
One of the most famous and popular authors and script writers is William Shakespeare. Shakespeare has always been able to create interesting characters and one of the reasons they are so interesting might be that they are complex people with their inner selves differing from their outer selves. Are the characters in Hamlet the same on the inside as they appear to be on the outside? The characters in William Shakespeare's Hamlet can be studied in a manner relating to appearance versus reality. So
Brave New World opens in a technically advanced future world In the be
Brave New World opens in a technically advanced future world In the be
Brave New World opens in a technically advanced future world. In the beginning of this book, we see the Director of World Hatcheries lead the new hatchery students on a tour of a Conditioning Center in London where babies are produced in bottles and pre-sorted to determine which class level they will be born into. These class levels range from Alpha-plus, the highest level, to Epsilon-minus, the lowest. There are no parents, and babies are conditioned from birth to learn certain behaviors. All d
MUCH ADO ABOUT DOGBERRY
MUCH ADO ABOUT DOGBERRY
MUCH ADO ABOUT DOGBERRY In Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, there are many different subplots all taking place at the same time. There are several love stories, trickeries, and deceptions. Of all of them, though, one conflict stands above the rest -- the slandering of Hero. Don John and his men set up a plan so that Claudio will think Hero is unfaithful and therefore, will not marry her. The plan works, but in the end, there is one man responsible for everything getting straightened out --
Shakespeare Fact Or Fiction Was the man we know as Shakespeare reall
Shakespeare Fact Or Fiction Was the man we know as Shakespeare reall
Shakespeare: Fact Or Fiction? Was the man we know as Shakespeare really the author of the Shakespearean Works? We know little about the man called Shakespeare, Did he really write the plays, or is he just a man that got confused within history? (Sobran 44) There is not even a correct spelling of this mans name, Some of the spellings include Shakspere, Shakespeare, And Shaxpere. Shakespeare, Is it the man, Or is it another? (Hayes 1D) Shakespeare is both fact and fiction, he was no concern un
Romeo and Juliet Theme Paper
Romeo and Juliet Theme Paper
Romeo and Juliet Theme Paper In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, violence plays an important part of the action and causes the deaths of several of the characters. And a theme of the play is violence begets violence. The chorus states From ancient grudge break to new mutiny Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. (Prologue lines 3 and 4). This tells us in the prologue that the feud has been going on for some time, the fighting has recently flared up and the civilians fighting each other.
William Shakespeare's Sonnet 50 on first read is the story of a man
William Shakespeare's Sonnet 50 on first read is the story of a man
William Shakespeare's Sonnet 50 ,on first read, is the story of a man on a sad journey, leaving a loved one and riding a horse that seems more reluctant to go than he does. Upon second evaluation one must ask, why would it pain the horse to leave? The answer is that the horse represents the writers heart. The trudging journey in the sonnet is a metaphor for the speakers grief and pain of parting with someone he loves. In stanzas 1-4, the speaker's problem is brought to light. For some unknown
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou labeled as a feminist writer as well as being an African-American autobiographer set out to change all the opinionated barriers set by society towards blacks, women, and the poor. Through her childhood as well as her young womanhood she has faced hardships, growing up in Stamps, Arkansas divided by the color barrier Angelou has used these experiences as the backbone of her best writing. Brought up by her grandmother who raised her as well as her older
Macbethc1607 written by William Shakespeare is the tragic tale of Macb
Macbethc1607 written by William Shakespeare is the tragic tale of Macb
Macbeth(c.1607), written by William Shakespeare, is the tragic tale of Macbeth, a virtuous man, corrupted by power and greed. This tagedy 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 for his own actions and inevitable
Compared to the technologically advanced theatres of today the Globe t
Compared to the technologically advanced theatres of today the Globe t
Compared to the technologically advanced theatres of today, the Globe theatre was extremely limited in its resources. Although lighting, scenery, curtains, and roofing is expected in the theatres of today, it wasn't even thought of during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, or the Elizabethan age. Even without all of these features, Shakespeare's writing style was great enough to make going to the theatre an experience one would never forget. Shakespeare had to show the time of day by using speech r
Macbeth was written while when Scotland lacked a good Leader to defend
Macbeth was written while when Scotland lacked a good Leader to defend
Macbeth was written while when Scotland lacked a good Leader to defend it from a Norwasian invasion. During this dangerous situation, Macbeth stood out as the most commanding figure by defeating the rebel army. His thrill towards the witches' prophecies all confirmed his hopes of becoming the King and replacing King Duncan, who lacked the power and courage to save his country from this invasion. In this essay, I will discuss Macbeth during the many experiences that he had faced and come across a
In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare the voice of balan
In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare the voice of balan
In the play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, the voice of balanced reason is heard at the end. Until the end, however, the reason of some of the characters is overshadowed by the reckless passion of others. Some of the characters exhibit both balanced reasoning and reckless passion throughout the play. There are two sub—plots that exhibit the two types of characters. These two sub—plots are the feud between the two families, and the love between the two main characters. The first act o
Ophelia Deranged or a Victim of an Unplanned Pregnancy
Ophelia Deranged or a Victim of an Unplanned Pregnancy
Ophelia, Deranged or a Victim of an Unplanned Pregnancy? Shakespeare’s plays have been interpreted and argued through the ages. Everyone has their own opinion and sees his works in many different ways. The use of his language and imagery has been the subject of many discussions and debates. As Shakespeare says in Hamlet, “the play’s the thing” and I have my own interpretation of Ophelia and her madness. Poor delusional Ophelia. I found her to be an interesting character in Shakespeare’s Tragedy
One may find it ridiculous to contrast between Shakespeare and existen
One may find it ridiculous to contrast between Shakespeare and existen
One may find it ridiculous to contrast between Shakespeare and existentialism in its 20th century form, however one must keep in mind, that existentialism does not appear as a single philosophical system. It is more an attitude of life, a general vision - existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre is known to have stated that existentialism was never invented, it has always existed as the ultimate foundation. Upon that light, why not seek the foundations from the work of the forefather of all dramatists? I
The Tempest
The Tempest
: The Tempest Magic, music, spirits and villains all exist in this romantic play by William Shakespeare. The Tempest was one of Shakespeare’s last works, portraying a kind of fairy tale complete with a good guy, a villain, and an uncomplicated love. Boyce refers to the play as a “stunning theatrical entertainment that is also a moral allegory of great beauty and emotional power.” (Shakespeare A to Z, pg. 632) This play was not only attractive to the senses with all the magic and mystery, but it
The Invincible Warrior Love As a Dynamic Force in Shakespeare's Sonnet
The Invincible Warrior Love As a Dynamic Force in Shakespeare's Sonnet
The Invincible Warrior : Love As a Dynamic Force in Shakespeare's Sonnets Shakespeare's love sonnets describe three different contexts in which love operates, as such, he depicts a multi- faceted picture of love. Love in Shakespeare's poems does not have a single definition, but rather, an intangible conglomeration of characteristics that, together, make up an ever powerful force that defeats all obstacles. In Shakespeare's love Sonnets numbers 116, 130, and 147, love is depicted as an overwhelm
The Cracked Mirror The Minor Characters
The Cracked Mirror The Minor Characters
The Cracked Mirror: The Minor Characters It is reasonable to wonder what Shakespeare had in mind while writing Hamlet. After all, Shakespeare wasn't a philosopher or historian, or even a literary critic. He was a playwright. He didn't leave us critical essays examining his work. It is left to us to examine his work and decide for ourselves, if we care to, what Shakespeare was thinking. Did he know that he was writing a drama of deep psychological significance, a play which would eventually be vi
In the tragic drama MacBeth written by William Shakespeare in 1606 the
In the tragic drama MacBeth written by William Shakespeare in 1606 the
In the tragic drama MacBeth, written by William Shakespeare in 1606, the main character, MacBeth, constantly declines in his level of morality until his death, at the end of the play. Throughout the story, temptation to become the King of England causes him to commit illegal acts, in brutally killing and ordering the deaths of certain individuals, including his friends. The witches, to some extent are responsible for these temptations, as they have the power to provide temptation and to induce w
By examining William Shakespeares plays Romeo and Juliet The Merchant
By examining William Shakespeares plays Romeo and Juliet The Merchant
By examining William Shakespeare’s plays Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, and Much Ado About Nothing, one can formulate an idea of his philosophy of marriage. Through recurring events presented in these three works, you can infer that he has distinct opinions of matrimony. One theme in Shakespeare’s plays is that of love at first sight. This phenomenon occurs to both Romeo and Juliet and Hero and Claudio in Much ado About Nothing, who were both eventually married. Romeo and Juliet were
How The Tragic Deaths In Romeo And Juliet Could Have Been Prevented
How The Tragic Deaths In Romeo And Juliet Could Have Been Prevented
How The Tragic Deaths In Romeo And Juliet Could Have Been Prevented In the play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, some characters who have good intentions end up causing the tragic deaths in the play. Friar Laurence is one of the characters who has good intentions that end with tragedy. Mercutio acting hastily with good intent causes his own death. Paris probably has the most true good intention, but if would not have challenged Romeo he would not have been killed. Friar Laurence
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was one of the world’s finest authors. A complete, authoritative account of Shakespeare's life is lacking; much supposition surrounds relatively few facts. His day of birth is traditionally held to be April 23; it is known he was baptized on April 24, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. The third of eight children, he was the eldest son of John Shakespeare, a locally prominent merchant, and Mary Arden, daughter of a Roman Catholic member of the la
Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night “The epitome of Shakespearean comedy” Shakespeare is well known for dealing with human nature and human conditions in all of his plays. He develops the plot using specific methods, which recur over and over again. In his “golden comedy” of “Twelfth Night”, he uses almost all of the comedic strategies in his repertoire. In all Shakespearean comedy, you can find high and low comedy. There is always a muddle or mix-up which ends up being resolved in marriage. “Twelfth Night” is no exc
TWO CRITICAL IDEAS ABOUT HAMLET
TWO CRITICAL IDEAS ABOUT HAMLET
TWO CRITICAL IDEAS ABOUT HAMLET Throughout many years there have been many critics who have criticized Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Some critics of Hamlet viewed the character Hamlet as being evil, while others viewed the character hamlet as being good and healthy. This essay will discuss and explain two critical ideas, and whether I agree or disagree with the critics. In The Embassy of Death: An essay on Hamlet, published in 1930 in the volume entitled The Wheel of Fire, William Knight arg
The Tragedy of Macbeth is plagued with the images that coincide with i
The Tragedy of Macbeth is plagued with the images that coincide with i
The Tragedy of Macbeth is plagued with the images that coincide with its many themes. Although there is really no central theme and all seem to intermingle, it would be extremely difficult to research the play in its entirety. Therefore, I've chosen to focus my study towards the recurring image of blood and how it's presence affected both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth and the eventual outcome of the play. The blood images in the play had different effects on the two. But perhaps the most noticeably