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 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 ...
Learn about Shakespeare's use of the oxymoron in his works. From Romeo and Juliet, to Hamlet, to Macbeth and more, The Bard used a lot of oxymora!
Many have wondered if William Shakespeare was merely a pseudonym of many writers combined, while others believe that Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford was the true author.
In the brief passage in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Act 2, sc. 4, lines 104-122, Viola delivers a critique of society by showing that societal expectations serve as barriers to reality. Within the bounds of what society dictates, men can express whatever feelings they desire, whereas women must...
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.
This essay discusses the question of whether humans are inherently good or evil within Shakespeare's Macbeth.
This hub explores various themes in Hamlet. Though, there are many themes in Hamlet, yet I have selected only those themes of Hamlet, which bear more significance in contrast to others.
This hub dwells upon the summary of Hamlet. Great care has been taken to cover more in less words. Thus, it will give you an exact summary of Hamlet when compared with summaries of Hamlet by others.
Words of Wisdom by William Shakespeare from which we all can learn.