Tag: William Shakespeare

  • Theme of Jealousy in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    This paper seeks to explore the theme of jealousy as can be found in Shakespeare’s A midsummer night’s dream. The play follows the childish romantic exploits of four lovers named; Lysander who is in love with Hermia and later in love with Helena, Demetrius, who is in love with Hermia and later Helena, Helena who…

  • Moral Justice in the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a tragic play wrought with intrigues by two of the primary characters hell-bent on seeking moral justice. Both Hamlet and Laertes seek retribution for specific wrongs that they feel were done to their families. After meeting his dead father’s apparition, Hamlet soon realizes that it was, indeed, his brother Claudius who…

  • “To Be or Not To Be” in Oliver’s Hamlet Film (1948)

    William Shakespeare is arguably one of the best playwrights to ever grace literary circles and is still remembered for his life-long contribution in literature. This was a breath of fresh air in a niche genre that had, for a long time, not produced masterpieces akin to Greek Classics. The turn of the 17th century, therefore,…

  • Gertrude’s Role Analysis in the Play Hamlet by William Shakespeare

    Prince Hamlet’s mother, Gertrude is by far one of the most significant and influential female figures in the play. As Queen in the Kingdom of Denmark is revered by her subjects and wields a considerable amount of power: “I will not speak with her.” (Shakespeare, 2014, 4.5.1). In crafting this particular character, William Shakespeare was…

  • Supernatural Elements in Macbeth

    William Shakespear wrote Macbeth during the Renaissance period,  a critical time in human history. During this particular moment, it was common for writers to include supernatural elements in their works to make them interesting. Adding these features was bound to increase the intrigue surrounding the book and all its characters. The tragedy comes alive when…

  • Ong Keng Sen Adaptation of Hamlet

    In the theatrical world, William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is famous for the relative success that it has been able to enjoy since its maiden performance in the early years of the 17th century. It was ordinary for members of the royal court of King James to invite various troupes of actors to perform their reenactments of…

  • Fear And Innocence In Macbeth And Hamlet

    Being human means that at some point, we ultimately have to react to situations in which we find ourselves. Our perceptions are the primary determinant for these reactions as they often lead us to acknowledge the presence of new circumstances therefore going a long way in influencing our decision. Such is the case in Macbeth…

  • An Analysis Of Suicide Theme in Hamlet

    Assignment Instructions How does Hamlet treat the idea of suicide considering the “O, that this too too solid flesh would melt” soliloquy (I.ii.129–158) and the “To be, or not to be” soliloquy (III.i.56–88). Why does Hamlet believe that most human beings choose to live, despite the cruelty, pain, and injustice of the world? How Does Hamlet Treat the…

  • How Shakespeare Used Sadistic Humor in His Plays to Depict Struggles of Women in Society

    Comedy is a variety of drama that induces laughter at human acts, typically involving romance and love. In Shakespeare’s era, the typical comedy depicted the struggle of youthful lovers to overcome some hardship, usually instigated by the adults in their lives. At times the struggle was the reunion of separated family members or lovers. Even…

  • The Reflection of Three Themes from Shakespear’s Play Romeo and Juliet In Peter Tchaikovsky’s Overture

    Introduction Romeo and Juliet Overture is one of the most significant works by Peter IIyich Tchaikovsky, a prominent Russian composer whose dominated the late 1900s. In 1868, after completing his first symphony and opera, Tchaikovsky composed a symphonic poem dubbed Fatum. It was a dedication to his friend and mentor, Balakirev and he so happened…