Over 400 years later, Shakespeare's "To be or not to be" soliloquy is as relevant as ever, forcing us to face the mysteries of life and death.
Read the horrifying truth about the "Yours, Mine & Ours" family from the 1968 and 2005 movies. Book review of Tom North's account of what really happened.
This hub dwells upon the characteristics of Middle English Literature. Some people also call it Medieval English Literature. Whatever may be the case, you can read about Middle English Literature in this hub.
Introduction: Many writers have been interested in the theme of loyalty and betrayal, from ancient Sophocles and his master piece “Antigone”, to Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” , to Carmen Taffola’s...
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...
Edgar Allan Poe, the grandfather of Gothic archetypes, used a personal poetic principal to entice and excite his readers fostered by his own compulsion to be the best.
Sonnet 128 is purely for fun; the speaker plies his clever creativity as he dramatizes his feigned jealousy of the keyboard on which his lady is playing music for him.
Procrastination or delay plays an important role in Hamlet. It was all due to procrastination of Hamlet that he could not kill Claudius while he was praying. Procrastination hinders Hamlet's actions.
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.
Does Gertrude know that Claudius killed Hamlet's father? In Shakespeare's 'Hamlet', is there any evidence of Gertrude's guilt, in connection with the death of her husband? Or did she know of Claudius's guilt? No, it...