The Works of William Shakespeare
An in depth analysis of William Shakespeare's King Lear. Analyzing how William Shakespeare used what we know to be as a fool to show wisdom, and how even King's can be quite foolish.
Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' - What does each Soliloquy, in Acts 1, 2 and 3, reveal about Hamlet's true Feelings? (To be ...)
Soliloquies in Hamlet ~ what can we learn from Hamlet's soliloquies? Do they help us to understand Hamlet, the character, and 'Hamlet', the play, better? How does Shakespeare show his own talents through the...
Othello, in Shakespeare’s play Othello, is a happily married and widely respected general in the Venetian army despite his African heritage and has not, as yet, experienced such discrimination. However, Iago...
Samuel Johnson's views are colored by the critical creed of his time, the rules of neo-classicism. In his "Preface", He firstly considers the excellence of Shakespeare, then turns to his defects.
Shakespeare's love sonnets have delighted and puzzled readers for centuries but there are unanswered questions. Who did he write them for? Who is the so called Dark Lady? This guide will help you.
His life William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, on April 23, 1564, the son of a prosperous wool and leather merchant. Very little is known of his early life. From parish records we know that...
A close reading of William Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 and a comparison of themes in sonnets 1, 18, 130, and 138. Ideal for students.
In 'Hamlet', Is Claudius a careful ruler, a good king and loving husband; or a hateful, lying villain?
Is Claudius a good king? In Shakespeare's 'Hamlet', is Claudius a careful ruler, a good king and loving husband, or is he a hateful, lying villain? “Claudius makes a good king. He is a careful ruler and a loving...
Hamlet is torn between what his ghostly "father" wants him to do and what his Heavenly Father would have him do. Consider that the ghost in Hamlet is actually a demon, this is a classic clash of good vs. evil.
Shakespeare uses the “otherness” of his characters to emphasise their humanity and challenge his audience’s preconceptions of what constitutes civilised behaviour and what constitutes savagery ...
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