Shakespeare's Macbeth is often considered one of literature's greatest tragedies and is said to reveal much about human nature. Do you agree or disagree that the play conveys much about humanity or about the human experience? What, if anything, does the work suggest about human beings or society? Support your views with textual
Analyze the relationship between religion and irony centering on the figure of 'Hamlet'.
I need some help get started on the following: Discuss William Shakespeare's Othello, the Moor of Venice as a tragedy. As defined by Aristotle, is it correct to label Othello a "tragic hero" and to classify the play as an Aristotelian tragedy?
It has been argued that Othello is accessible to us today because of the issues of racism, love, betrayal, and jealousy. Pick one and explain why Othello is accessible to us.
In regards to Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet, how does the relationship between desire (and its limitations) developed within and influenced by the language of the period within which the play was written?
How do the social structures of the period (1600's) limit the expression of the desires such as those addressed in Romeo and Juliet?
How does the language of the play Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare shape reality and the characters of the play?
Shakespeare spends a lot of time on the theme of love. How is his perspective on love idealized? How is it realistic? What standards did you use to make this evaluation?
What is the meaning of flesh and blood in the Merchant of Venice?
What are the three apparitions in Macbeth?
Analyze Shakespeare's use of supernatural elements in 'Macbeth', i.e. his inclusion of the witches.
Literary Analysis: William Shakespeare's Concept of Madness Within Twelfth Night by Joost Daalder.
This is a literary analysis of Coriolanus and Interpretations of Politics ('Who does the wolf love?')." Disowning Knowledge in Six Plays of Shakespeare by Stanley Cavell.
The Tempest and texts from the section "European Imperialism" Choose a dramatic moment in The Tempest. State how you would stage it, (who would you get to play each part, what time period would you set it in, costumes, scenery, etc...) and explain your choices.
A characterization of Ophelia from Shakespeare's "Hamlet". Includes direct quotations and in-depth analysis.
Marlowe's "Doctor Faustus" has a number of complex themes that need to be undrestood for a proper and thorough appreciation of the play. Apart from various literary modes, certain significant social and political implications exist, which are quite relevant to Marlowe's time (Elizabethan/Renaissance England and Europe in general
I am trying to compare and contrast different aspects of Hamlet with parallels found in Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, and Henry IV Part One.
Hamlet film versions: in this posting there are a variety of film versions of Hamlet discussed, with clarifications provided to better assist the student.
Hello, You had provided me with some opinions awhile back and I was wondering about some of your points that I wondered if you could clarify for me. 1) The setting of the play is more contemporary, as are the costumes, but it still remains relatively true to Shakespeare's original vision. (WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THIS?) 2)
What are the forces that lead to the murder of Duncan?
I know that in "Twelfth Night", Malvolio suffers from delusions. One is in thinking that he is beloved by Olivia. 1) What are the consequences of his delusion in thinking Olivia is in love with him? 2) What are some other examples of situations where he deludes himself? 3) How do Malvolio's delusions affect himself?
Shakespeare's plays often have characters who suffer from delusions in which they think they are something they are not. 1) Who are some of the characters from Shakespeare's plays who suffer from delusions? 2) What are examples of those delusions? 3) What consequences do they suffer as a result? 4) Do these charact
Hello, Using the 4 different versions of Hamlet on film (Mel Gibson, Ethan Hawke, Kevin Kline, and Kenneth Branagh), examine these elements: 1) Which films are the most accurate and why? 2) What parts in each film are the most glaring inaccurate and what were the significant changes?
In Romeo and Juliet and Midsummer Night's Dream, there is much focus on the interplay of night and day in the two plays. In R&J, there seems to be safety at night and the tragedies occur in the day and yet in MSND there is chaos at night and calm during the day. 1) I am looking for some other examples that I can relate to lo
A Midsummer Night's Dream is immediately interpreted as a dream which has taken place during a midsummer night, and not as a dream made by a midsummer night.
In A Midsummer Night's Dream the supernatural is represented by sometimes quarrelsome fairies and a bumbling messenger. The alternating day and night influences the characters.
Courtney Lehmann argues about a production of Midsummer in which an attempt is made to produce a feminist point of view of the play. How would you adapt Midsummer to conform to the ideals and morals of today's society while still holding onto the integrity of the script? What specific changes would you do to character, costume,
Style Project: For this project you will teach the class about certain dramatic styles that many plays are written in. You will be an expert on this style. This means that you will need to discuss the tenets or philosophy of the style and what your particular style hopes or hoped to accomplish by writing in this way.. Why autho
I need help in gathering information on Hamlet Act 1 Scene 1, that does the following: Contains an introduction Analyzes the plot (or what part of the plot you think it is, rather), characters, setting, and note anything interesting about the dialogue. Uses at least five quotes from the play to support claims you make ab
Othello--explanation of how women were treated as property, existing only in terms of their relationships with men
Desdemona, Emilia, and Bianca are treated as property throughout OTHELLO. Explain the meaning of this statement and why they are defined in terms of their relationship with men
Henry V can be an inspiring speaker; in fact, he inspires many people to be heroic in this play through his words. Look at the following speeches: 1.2.259ff, 3.1.1-17, 4.3.19ff, 4.1.212ff, 4.3.990ff. Would these speeches be inspiring to you? Why or why not? Also look at 3.3.7-26 and 5.2.132-176. Do they change your impression of
Hello, I am looking for any information about Queen Mab. Including origin, culture, description, attitudes about, and anything else interesting. Also need references to her from literature, etc. (besides Mercutio's speech in Romeo and Juliet, of course).