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An Analysis of Major Characters in Antony and Cleopatra, a Play by Shakespeare (1550 words, 4 pages)
Antony and Cleopatra is a Shakespearian play that focuses on the events that take place whilst Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt and Antony, a member of the triumvirate in Italy, are conducting a highly visible love affair. Whilst Cleopatra is portrayed as a strong, manipulative and selfish woman, Antony is shown ... Read More
Microsoft XBox vs The Sony Playstation 2 (852 words, 1 pages)
The video game console wars have been going on for years now Sega vs. Nintendo, Genesis vs. Super Nintendo, Playstation vs. Nintendo 64, and now we have Xbox vs. Playstation 2. I have chosen sides in each of these battles, and the latest is no exception. I believe Microsoft Xbox ... Read More
William Shakespeare’s Style of Play (920 words, 4 pages)
William Shakespeare- William Shakespeare was a great English playwright, dramatist and poet who lived during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Shakespeare is considered to be the greatest playwright of all time. No other writer's plays have been produced so many times or read so widely in so many ... Read More
A Paper on Good Intentions in Play Romeo and Juliet (697 words, 1 pages)
Good intentions pave the road to hell. This quote means that even people who mean well can end up doing just the opposite. For instance, trust is a virtue that can cause trouble. If a man trusts everyone he knows, then someone could take advantage of that trust, thus turning ... Read More
A Review of Shakespeare’s Play Two Noble Kinsmen (890 words, 2 pages)
Two Noble Kinsmen Why do you think Shakespeare has all the other characters in the play treat the jailer's daughter the way they do? How is the jailer's daughter commodified by the jailer? What is the reason the jailer's daughter goes mad? In the play the Jailer's daughter is treated ... Read More
The Theme of Tragedy in Sir Thomas More’s Play A Man for All Seasons (1031 words, 2 pages)
TRAGIC 2 TRAGIC HERO SIR THOMAS MORE Tragedy is a theme that is shown throughout the play A Man for All Seasons, Sir Thomas More is the man that this tragedy is shown in. The story of Sir Thomas More is one of which a man must choose between what ... Read More
The Role of Touchstone, the Clown in William Shakespeare’s Play As You Like It (423 words, 1 pages)
As You Like It features, like so many of Shakespeare's plays, a professional clown, Touchstone, and it's worth paying some attention to his role for what it contributes towards establishing and maintaining the upbeat comic spirit of the play. For the jester is the constant commentator on what is going ... Read More
The Reflection of Tennessee Williams’s Life in His Play The Glass Menagerie (1248 words, 2 pages)
Tennesse Williams has written a number of plays in his lifetime. The success he gained from one of his plays "The Glass Menagerie" written in the 1940s has proven him to be a very popular and appealing playwright in America. Through a series of twists and turns of the play ... Read More
Shakespeare’s Views on Absolute Monarchy in His Plays Richard II and Henry II (739 words, 3 pages)
The concept of absolute monarchy comes into existence during the early seventeenth century. During this time, most countries were ruled by a single family. The head of that family, a count, duke, king or queen, was in control. The English Monarchs at this time included the Plantagenet and Lancaster dynasty. ... Read More
An Issue of Class in George Bernard Shaw’s Play Pygmalion (1034 words, 2 pages)
Since almost the beginning of civilisation, people have been divided into social classes. There was always an upper class rich, powerful and in control. Then there was a middle class less comfortably off than the upper class, and certainly less powerful, but respected nonetheless. Last of all (and usually least) ... Read More
The Theme of Love in William Shakespeare’s Plays Romeo and Juliet and Midsummer Night’s Dream (1169 words, 2 pages)
Love, or what is more commonly known as love, can take hold in an instant and feel very much like magic that is being put over you. It can make you do things that you would never done and makes you feel like you are floating in air. It hits ... Read More
An Analysis of The Historical Morals Portrayed by The Characters in the Play “The Mill on the Floss” by Helen Edmundson (1192 words, 2 pages)
The Mill on the Floss was extracted from the novel by George Eliot and recently adapted by Helen Edmundson for Soulpepper. The play, which is set in the Victorian era, has a historical morals attached to it. These morals tend to revolve around the female sex and in this play ... Read More
An Analysis of The People’s Struggle to Live During The Civil War in the Play “The Miracle Worker” by William Gibson (1536 words, 2 pages)
William Gibson's play, The Miracle Worker, illustrates how people who triumph over hardships can succeed in achieving their goals. The play follows Annie Sullivan, a half-blind northern young woman, as she travels to Post-Civil War Tuscumbia, Alabama in order to teach Helen Keller, a blind and deaf little girl. When ... Read More
The Role of the Ghosts of Hamlet’s Father in the Play Hamlet (712 words, 1 pages)
In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, the ghost of Hamlet's father appears very briefly. However, he provides the basis for the development and eventual downfall of Hamlet's character. The play begins with a dismal Hamlet mourning his father's death Recognizing this gloom, Queen Gertrude urges Hamlet to "cast thy nighted color off, ... Read More
Reoccurring Theme in the Play The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams (986 words, 2 pages)
What theme does is it empowers a novel or story. There is a reoccurring theme throughout the play The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. Williams uses the symbolism of the movies, the fire escape, and the nailed coffin to illustrate his theme that the harshness of reality often leads to ... Read More
An Analysis of Human Traits Portrayed by The Characters in the Play “The Crucibles” by Arthur Miller (538 words, 1 pages)
The Crucible The Crucible written by Arthur Miller is a story that explains a down side to human nature. This shows how human nature can be cruel to its own kind. In such a way that killing of its own species begins to take place. The Crucible takes place in ... Read More
A Review of Arthur Miller’s Play The Crucible and the Movie with the Same Name (988 words, 2 pages)
Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible, and the movie with the same name have many differences and similarities, all of which contribute to the individual effectiveness of each in conveying their central message. There are several additions and variances in the movie. First of all, the scene where the children and ... Read More
The Dual Nature of the Play The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov (742 words, 1 pages)
The Cherry Orchard The Misunderstood Comedy Essay When the first production of The Cherry Orchard was performed on stage in Moscow, there was a significant difference of opinion between the author and directors. Chekhov strongly faulted the directors interpretation that the play should be preformed as a tragedy and insisted ... Read More
A Biography of Tennessee Williams, an American Author and Playwright (1043 words, 4 pages)
"Tennessee Williams saw himself as a shy, sensitive and gifted man trapped in a world where mendacity replaced communication, brute violence replaced love, and loneliness." (Ryan 3176) This one statement explains most of Williams's life. He grew up and went to school in the South. While growing up, he had ... Read More
Social Pressure on Teens Who Play Video Games and How to Counteract It (829 words, 1 pages)
Teen Stress Sweat glistens on the boys forehead. His eyes locked in complete concentration. His fingers felt stiff his body tenses, his heart races. The pressure mounts as he soon decides to throw down the remote controller to the video game 007 in defeat. Parents would not consider this to ... Read More
A Review of a Production of Tartuffe, a Famous Play by Moliere (764 words, 3 pages)
Tartuffe is a classic story of deceit by one who is trusted and respected. Tartuffe, the deceitful holy man, is living in the house of Oregon. Oregon has opened his doors to Tartuffe, and he greatly respects him for being the good holy man he was thought to be. The ... Read More
Symbolism of The Crucible, a Play by Arthur Miller (430 words, 1 pages)
Symbols of the Crucible The Doll - What original started of as an innocent gift from a scared little girl turned into tangible evidence to put poor Mrs. Goody Proctor away for good. Mary Warren, a feeble minded follower who almost has a heart, manages to do something admirable by ... Read More
The Theme of Marital Conflict in the Play Sweat (564 words, 1 pages)
Sweat The play Sweat is based on an excerpt from a story written by Zora Neale Hurston. The play takes place in Florida during the 1920s. In the play, Hurston explores many issues facing black families at that time. The main character Delia faces numerous conflicts imposed upon her by ... Read More
Comic Strips Plays a Big Part in American History (2374 words, 3 pages)
Many comic strips go through a process to become succeeded. First they start with simple comic books and when it becomes popular, the comic strips become a television series. When the television series is making their way to the top, it finally becomes a movie for young children who idolize ... Read More
A Review of Shakespeare’s Play Julius Caesar (1202 words, 2 pages)
"Veni, Vidi, Vici," (I came, I saw, I conquered) were Julius Caesar's famous words after defeating Pharnaces II at Zile. Julius Caesar was a Roman statesman and a fierce general with vision and versatility. His importance in history is obvious, with the hundreds of appearances in stories, plays, and historical ... Read More
A Review of Shakespeare’s Play Macbeth (1150 words, 2 pages)
After reading this climactic portion of Shakespeare's enticing play, Macbeth, I am filled with a plethora of different remarks and thoughts about several of the character's inner feelings and ambitions. It is not clear to the reader what the characters are actually expressing, but their feelings can be inferred from ... Read More
A Paper on Macbeth as a Play about the Folly of Vaulting Ambition (1552 words, 2 pages)
Macbeth is a play about the folly of vaulting ambition! Discuss!!! Macbeth is a play mainly about ambition, there are many other issues in the play such as, manipulation, jealousy, regret, paranoia, bravery and courage. But out of all of these issues I would have to say that ambition is ... Read More
A Short Paper on the Play Romeo and Juliet (333 words, 1 pages)
In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare the two young lovers fall in love at first sight. They had no idea who each other was until their friends told them they were son and daughter of two feuding families. They did not realize some of the problems they ... Read More
A Paper on Vocabulary in the Play Romeo and Juliet (577 words, 3 pages)
Romeo and Juliet Vocabulary Word DefinitionPart of Speech Location Context 1. mutiny- n. open to rebellion 735I,i,3 '...from ancient grudge break new mutiny...' -mutined, mutinous 2. civil- adj. of citizens 735I,i,4 '...where civil blood make hands undear...' -civilly, civilizer 3. foe(s)- n. personal enemy 735I,i,5 '...from forth the fatal lins ... Read More
The Importance of the Character of Friar Lawrence in Play Romeo and Juliet (632 words, 1 pages)
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 ... Read More
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