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MacBeth Macbeth by William Shakespeare has three characters that appear to be the best developed. The first is Macbeth, the main character of the story. The second most developed character is Lady Macbeth, Macbeth’s wife. The third most well developed is Banquo, Macbeth’s friend. Banquo and Lady Macbeth play very important roles in Macbeth’s life. Macbeth is plagued with paranoia and a thirst for power. Macbeth fears that Banquo has discovered his unclean hands and he will turn him in. “Our fear
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 stories
Macbeth--a Tragic Hero MacBeth In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the character of Macbeth is discovered to be a classic example of a tragic hero. Macbeth is a very ambitious and courageous person who lets three main things turn him into a violent individual. Two of the points, which most greatly contribute to Macbeth’s fall, are the prophecy, which were told to him by the witches, and how Lady Macbeth influenced and manipulated Macbeth\'s judgment. These two factors along with his trem
Macbeth’s Supernatural Scenes Explained Macbeth’s supernatural scenes explained In today’s rational and scientifically explainable world, it would be hard for us to believe in supernatural intervention in our every day lives unlike during the times of the Shakespearean plays. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, there are three examples of this kind of thing: one with the witches, one with a ghost of a best friend, and one with the a few apparitions. In the first nonrational scene three old dirty hags (wit
Macbeth-Aristotelian Trajedy Kim Blair Per.5 Interpretive Test Macbeth-Aristotelian Tragedy? The definition of tragedy in an excerpt from Aristotle\'s "Poetics" is the re-creation, complete within itself, of an important moral action. The relevance of Aristotle\'s Poetics to Shakespeare\'s play Macbeth defines the making of a dramatic tragedy and presents the general principles of the construction of this genre. Aristotle\'s attention throughout most of his Poetics is directed towards the requir
MacBeth\'s decent into hell Macbeth Essay Nov.5/95 Macbeth is a play by William Shakespeare. Macbeth is a man who commits a series of crimes because of persuation from his wife that will benefit mostly himself but also Lady Macbeth. The play watches Macbeth as he decents into hell it also shows the conscious mind of a murderer and how murder affects peoples minds. At the beginning of the play Macbeth is a well respected warrior by everybody. Macbeth is the thane of Glamis at the beginning of the
Macbeth-Tragic Hero Macbeth-Tragic Hero As I finished reading Macbeth by William Shakespeare I realized the true reason that Macbeth is considered a tragic hero. Like all other tragic hero’s he had many good things going for him in his life before he messes with self- destructing things and threw it all away. Macbeth had a great marriage, he was Thane of Glamis, the people and the king respected him and he was well liked. He was a generally happy person without much greed or jealousy in his life
Merchant of Venice -The Merchant of Venice- "Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice is still relevant today because it deals with issues which still affect us. Show how two of those issues are discussed in the play." Throughout the play a distinction is made between how things appear on the outside and how they are in reality, or on the inside. The issue of appearance versus reality is demonstrated in varied ways, mainly by the use of real-life situations. The first representation of this is Shylo
Merchant Of Venice Essay Many people are villainous in the way they act, and their villainous acts may be rooted in the desire to destroy others, or in the hopes of elevating themselves. Many people may only act villainous in reaction to the way they have been treated in the past. Shylock the Jew is the villain or antagonist in the play The Merchant of Venice. Shylock mistreats Antonio the Christian, his daughter, Jessica and Launcelot. The first person Shylock mistreats, is Launcelot. He mist
Mid Summer Night\'s Dream In Shakespeare\'s, MIDSUMMER NIGHT\'S DREAM, he wrote about a tragedy that he turned into a comedy. He did this to show his audience how stupid humans can act upon their emotions. There are three plots that tie together with one main situation. There is Hermia and Lysander, two star crossed lovers that can\'t be together. Hermia\'s father wants her to marry Demetrius who Hermia\'s bestfriend Helena loves. Demetrius loves Hermia and try\'s to pursue her. Then there is Ob
Moral Order in Hamlet Hamlet Essay In Shakespeare\'s Hamlet, a very clear moral order is established as the protagonist, Hamlet, completes his journey through the phases which define a Shakespearean tragedy. The play begins with Hamlet encountering his father\'s ghost, at which point he learns his father had in fact been murdered by his own brother, Claudius. It is Hamlet\'s wish to avenge his father that causes all other moral dilemmas in the play, and this is what defines the play\'s particula
Motifs involved in the play \'King Lear\' by Shakespeare Motifs in the play "King Lear" by Shakespeare Shakespeare uses many motifs to expand on the themes of the story. His most-used motif revolves around filial responsibility. Each of the two plots contains characters who betray their fathers. Goneril and Regan flatter their father, King Lear, and then betray him. The drastic change that occurred in their attidtude towards their father is clearly evident through Goneril’s speech before: "Sir,
My own By Anthony Chan 10A Romeo & Juliet. Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare\'s plays about tragedy. It is about two lovers who commit suicide when their feuding famillies prevent them from being together. The play has many characters, each with its own role in keeping the plot line. Some characters have very little to do with the plot but some have the plot revolving around them. Friar Lawrence does not have very much time on stage but the time he does have is crucial to the plot line. Thr
Narcissm in Anne of Green Gables Narcissism can be seen throughout the book Anne of Green Gables. Narcissism has been defined by the Oxford Paperback Dictionary as “abnormal self-love or self admiration”. Narcissism is also synonymous with vanity, conceit, egotism, self-importance and arrogance. The narcissistic tendencies in Anne seem to change throughout the book and are often displayed through her imagination. When Anne arrives at Green Gables she is an orphan and has never learned to love an
Nemesis Make this field active and press CTRL-V Book Review Name of Book: Nemesis Author: Isaac Asimov was born in 1920 in Petrovichi, Russia. When he was three years of age, his family immigrated to the United States and settled in Brooklyn, New York. Asimov turned to full time writing in 1958. This accomplished writer is best known for his novels dealing with science fiction. However, his works extend to other subjects. These include humour, mystery, history, and some volumes involving the Bib
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
Othello The play Othello by William Shakespeare is based on an Italian story in Giraldi Cinthio\'s Hecatommithi (Grolier). In Othello we encounter Iago, one of Shakespeare’s most evil characters. Iago is an officer in Othello\'s army and is jealous of Cassio\'s promotion to Lieutenant. Through deception and appearance, we see unfolded many lies and clever schemes. The astonishing thing about Iago is that he seems to make up his malicious schemes as he goes along without any forethought. Noted wr
Othello- Good Vs Evil- Othello - A Racist Play?- Although there are lots of things to suggest this is a racist play I don\'t think that racism actually dominates the play, even though it has a racist theme. There is a romantic union between black and white which gets destroyed because most people think the relationship is wrong. At the time the play was written, 1604, even the Queen of England was racist so there must have been a strong hatred of blacks around that time. Most racist comments in
Othello\'s Impact On Today\'s Society Othello\'s Impact on Today\'s Society In the late 1990\'s playwright, William Shakespeare\'s, Othello was successfully produced in the United States and around the world. One might wonder why this classical tragedy gained so much popularity with today\'s society. In my own opinion, this play was successful due to the themes and issues addressed. Societies still deal with these situations today. These themes and issues are a part of our lives and people can r
Out, Out Out, Out- Out, Out-- by Robert Frost is a poem about a young boy who dies as a result of cutting his hand using a saw. In order to give the reader a clear picture of this bizarre scenario, Frost utilizes imagery, personification, blank verse, and variation in sentence length to display various feelings and perceptions throughout the poem. Frost also makes a reference to Macbeth\'s speech in the play by Shakespear called Macbeth which is somewhat parallel to the occurrences in Out, Out-.
Passage from Hamlet Formal Critical Analysis of a Passage from Hamlet - Hamlet’s speech (III, iv, 139-180) Sung-Wook Han AP English 4 / Mr. Epes Hamlet Paper Formal Critical Analysis of a Passage from Hamlet Hamlet is probably the best known and most popular play of William Shakespeare, and it is natural for any person to question what makes Hamlet a great tragedy and why it receives such praises. The answer is in fact simple; it effectively arouses pity and fear in the audiences’ mind. The audi
Personal Essay Personal Essay on Hamlet I remember my fourth grade year as if it were yesterday. My homeroom teacher, Mr. Anderson, would stand at the front of the room each morning at 9:15, and wait patiently for us to say the Pledge of Allegiance. Then, like clockwork, at exactly 9:17, as my class of 28 sat down, he would set up a magic trick, pretending each day that something was going wrong during the set-up. As Mr. Anderson did this, he would often tell us a story that in some way or anoth
PLATONIC IDEALS OF LOVE SHAKESPEARE\'S SONNET 116 AND SONNET 130 BOTH DESCRIBE LOVE IN DIFFERENT WAYS BUT BOTH SHOW THE IDEALS OF PLATONIC LOVE. THE THREE STAGES OF PLATONIC LOVE IS THE LOVE OF BODY, THE LOVE OF MIND AND THE LOVE OF SOUL. SHAKESPEARE DISCUSSES THE LOVE, OR LACK THERE OF, BODY IN SONNET 130 BY SAYING THAT HIS LOVE DOES NOT NEED TO BE COMELY TO SIGHT FOR HIM TO BE HAPPY WITH HER. HE DESCRIBES HOW ACTUALLY UNATTRACTIVE SHE IS BY COMPARING HER HAIR TO "BLACK WIRES" AND BY SAYING HER
Rage RAGE By Josh Manning Bell 2 The main reason I chose the word rage is because o of my favorite musical groups is named Rage against the machine. In searching this word I decided to find out why they called themselves Rage Against the Machine. The reason they called themselves by that name is because their rage comes out against certain government issues and the governments power. They are also raged against certain court cases where government power succeeds over all. Even though it’s wrong
Realities In Macbeth William Shakespeare wrote the play Macbeth in 1606. The play tells the story of a man who is so ambitious that he commits treason and murder. His actions are predicted by three “weird sisters”, and he is also encouraged by his wife, Lady Macbeth, to perform the evil acts that will result in his ultimate demise. Throughout the play the perception of Macbeth’s character and morality are quite different than the reality that the reader is ultimately confronted with. Macbeth is
Reasons For The Anticipation Of Claudius\'s Suicide Nicholas Bermudez Mr. Thompson 4 European Literature 2 Honors March 18, 2000 Reasons for the Anticipation of Claudius\'s Suicide In the tragic play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, a particular deterrent in Hamlet\'s quest to be rid of his regal uncle is his procrastination. This act of murder intended to set the future right is Hamlet\'s sole responsibility, ordered by his deceased father. Hamlet\'s main target throughout the play is for Claudi
Revenge In Hamlet The Presence of Revenge in Hamlet Revenge is a major theme in the Tragedy of Hamlet. In the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, the theme of revenge is repeated numerous times throughout the play and involves a great deal of characters. Of these characters, eight are dead by the end of the play by result of murder which was initiated through revenge. Shakespeare uses the revenge theme to create conflict among many characters. Revenge causes one to act blindly through anger, ra
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 fine l
Robert Frost ROBERT Frost has been discovering America all his life. He has also been discovering the world; and since he is a really wise poet, the one thing has been the same thing as the other. He is more than a New England poet: he is more than an American poet; he is a poet who can be understood anywhere by readers versed in matters more ancient and universal than the customs of one country, whatever that country is. Frost\'s country is the country of human sense: of experience, of imaginat
Robert Mannyng of Brunne ROBERT MANNYNG OF BRUNNE Robert Mannyng of Brunne lived during the late thirteenth, early fourteenth centuries. He was an Englishman who took holy orders with the minor Gilbertines, a Puritan religious order. He wrote two major works: Handlyng Synne (first printed about 1303) and The Chronicle of England, produced in his old age in 1338. Brunne translated both Handlyng Synne and Chronicle from French or Latin works, altering them considerably in the process. Like many tr
Robert Frost Robert Frost Robert Frost, an Americian poet of the late 19th century, used nature in many of his writings. This paper will discuss the thought process of Frost during his writings, the many tools which he used, and provide two examples of his works. Robert Frost was born in San Franciso on March 26, 1874, but later moved to Lawrence, Massachuschusetts (after his father died) where he did most of his writing. He was a simple man who taught, worked in a mill, was a reporter, was a Ne
Role of Falstaff in Henry IV, Part One Falstaff\'s Role in Henry IV, Part One Henry IV, Part One, has always been one of the most popular of Shakespeare\'s plays, maybe because of Falstaff. Much of the early criticism I found concentrated on Falstaff and so will I. This may begin in the eighteenth century with Samuel Johnson. For Johnson, the Prince is a "young man of great abilities and violent passions," and Hotspur is a "rugged soldier," but "Falstaff, unimitated, unimitable Falstaff, how sha
Romatic Era 19th Century Romanticism in Europe- Books related to 19th Century Romanticism in Europe- 19th Century Romanticism in Europe- Romanticism began in the early 19th century and radically changed the way people perceived themselves and the state of nature around them. Unlike Classicism, which stood for order and established the foundation for architecture, literature, painting and music, Romanticism allowed people to get away from the constricted, rational views of life and concentrate on
Romeo + Juliet- Comparison between the Screenplay and the 199 Films are made with the directors different personal opinions based on the original screenplay. For the movie version of Romeo + Juliet (1996), the quote above illustrates this perfectly. For this essay, I will discuss contrasts between the original screenplay, and the film. I will be discussing plot changes to adapt to the movie\'s visual capabilities, changes to the time-frame of the script, and plot changes to different relationshi
Romeo & Juliet. Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare\'s plays about tragedy. It is about two lovers who commit suicide when their feuding famillies prevent them from being together. The play has many characters, each with its own role in keeping the plot line. Some characters have very little to do with the plot but some have the plot revolving around them. Friar Lawrence does not have very much time on stage but the time he does have is crucial to the plot line. Through his words Friar Lawren
Romeo &Juliet Vs. West Side Story Romeo Juliet vs. West Side Story What would Romeo and Juliet be like if Juliet hadn\'t died? What if Paris killed Romeo, instead of vice versa? What if instead of occurring several centuries ago, it took place on the streets of New York City during the 1950s, with a bunch of fresh-faced youths posing as street toughs and dancing and singing their hearts out? Well, just take a look at West Side Story, and you will have your answers. It is impossible for anyone fa
Romeo And Juliet SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORK PLACE Sexual harassment has been a prevalent occurrence in workplace across the country. Sexual aberration can lead to damage to personal reputation, loss of dignity, or even physical injury. Although it is illegal, it continues to happen in this politically correct era. Sexual harassment has many definitions and therefore some people find it difficult to define. Many case studies have been done on the subject of sexual harassment in the workplace i
Romeo\'s Tragic Flaw The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection, states the British author, George Orwell. Every individual grows to understand that perfection is unachievable, therefore, human beings embody dramatic flaws. Many people tend to be unkempt or have poor manners, while others have behavioral difficulties such as quick temperament, dishonesty, or intentional rudeness. These perplexities can bring about hardships throughout an individual\'s life. William Shakespea
schlisinger\'s canon vs my high school\'s canon "Schlesinger’s Canon Vs. My High School’s Canon" In school, whether it be at the high school or college levels, there are usually lists of books thought as being essential reading. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.--a Pulitzer Prize winning historian--calls this list in his book The Disuniting of America, a "canon" or "canonical literature." A problem exists with this canon, at least Schlesinger claims there is. He states that the canon is being used "as
Sea Dogs The Sea Dogs... Puppets in a Political War by L. C. Adv. Eng. 3/4 11/12/96 Ms. M. Sea dogs of the 1500 and 1600’s worked for queen Elizabeth, robbing and pillaging the Spaniards. Over this period of 200 years many shipments of gold and treasure were stolen from Spanish ships while they were sailing from port to port on the Spanish main. In one attack the infamous Francis Drake, “...surprised and attacked a heavily laden string of 200 mules. The booty that Drake captured in this attack i
Sealed Fate In the play Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, each characters destiny seems to be predetermined. This raises the ultimate question: who, or what, controls fate? Existentialism is the belief that each person defines their future by their decided actions: that the future has not yet been written. Fatalism is the belief that the outcome of all events is preordained, and therefore, unalterable. Throughout Macbeth, the character Macbeth makes many decisions which clearly affect his
Shakespeare- Tragedy Class 101 Shakespeare: Tragedy Class 101 If you were to walk out onto a street and get hit by a car, people might think this is a tragedy, referring to the common usage of the word as meaning anything bad that happens to a person or society. But in the days of Shakespeare, the word tragedy had on more significant meanings; it meant a drama having a disastrous or fatal ending brought about by the character’s inevitable and uncontrollable fate or conflicts within himself, or w
Shakespeare Shakespeare\'s Portrayal of Jews In Shakespeare\'s play, The Merchant of Venice, there are, as is typical of Shakespeare, several different themes. One that emerges at the beginning and is present throughout the rest of the play is anti-semitism. Many of the people of Shakespeare\'s time shared the belief that Jewish people were inferior to Christians, a belief reaching far back to ancient times. To these prejudiced people, the Jewish character of Shylock appears to posses the typica
Shakespeare And His Theater Compared to the technical theaters of today, the London public theaters in the time of Queen Elizabeth I seem to be terribly limited. The plays had to be performed during daylight hours only and the stage scenery had to be kept very simple with just a table, a chair, a throne, and maybe a tree to symbolize a forest. Many say that these limitations were in a sense advantages. What the theater today can show for us realistically, with massive scenery and electric lighti
Shakespeare Comedy Shakespearean Comedy Shakespeare wrote many plays during his lifetime. Some of his plays have similar comedic characteristics and then other plays are the exact opposite of comedy. Shakespeare wrote tragedies, romance, history, comedy and problem plays all with great success. During the performance of these plays there was no scenery so great time was taken when developing the characters and the plot so the plays would be entertaining. A Midsummers Night\'s Dream and Much Ado
Shakespeare Once Said Shakespeare once said, We know what we are, but know not what we may be. While I do not know what my future holds or how I will spend the bulk of my adult life I know that only education will give me the opportunity to detect my interests and enrich my soul. Shakespeare\'s quote sent me out on a journey to better understand myself. Surrounded by thousands of stars, complete silence, and spectacular mountains, I stood atop of the Los Angeles Mountains awestruck by nature\'s
Shakespeare’s Sonnet #73 Shakespeare\'s Sonnet #73, published in 1609, is written in the Shakespearean or English sonnet style. It consists of three quatrains and one couplet at the end, written in iambic pentameters. Each quatrain has its own rhyme scheme, rhyming in alternating lines. The couplet summarizes the preceding twelve lines. Sonnet 73 appears to contain multiple parallels to death and the person speaking in the poem gives the impression that he is near death and reflecting back upon
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 coul
Shakespeare\'s Sonnet 53 Shakespeare\'s Sonnet 53 Whether we realize it or not, we often give overlook the faults in the people who are dear to us. We focus on their good qualities and ignore the bad. This practice is not unique to our culture nor is it unique to our era. Shakespeare in his sonnet numbered 53, compares all beauty to his friend, and criticizes for trying to be as good as his friend. He does this by seemingly comparing his friend to things of beauty when in reality he is suggestin
Sinful Acts Sinful Acts In Fire from Heaven, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Flea, the authors take a stance on men and women committing sinful acts and using it as a main position in their work. They write from a very religious perspective which is probably due to the time period in which their work was written about. They develop this idea in very different perspectives to get their point across. They express this position vividly throughout their work. David Underdown didn\'t live in this tim