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Julius Ceasar

The reader is brought into the action because the story is so mesmerizing and gets the attention with all the action, with plots, conspirators, and mindless multitudes. Brutus plotted against and betrayed the one seemingly most important to him. Yet in his soliloquy he had to convince himself that it was what had to be … Read More»

Macbeth: Not a Play of Fate

The predictions of the witches are only temptations. The weird sisters never tell Macbeth what to do with these suggestions. He is initially curious and disbelieving about these deceptive hags, but he takes their forecasts literally. The witches only make predictions about the future kingship of Macbeth: “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of … Read More»

Evil character of Lady Macbeth

Firstly, I encounter that Lady Macbeth is an awesome woman, a self-made monster of evil and ambition. I will now be talking about the character of Lady Macbeth and how she spurs her husband into fulfilling the witches’ prophecies. Women have control over men and they can easily influence them. Lady Macbeth is shown early … Read More»

Ambition

Being named Thane of Cawdor after absorbing the three witches prophesies prompted MacBeth’s sole ambition to have the throne of Scotland for himself. MacBeth is somewhat uneasy to the fact that he feels that he wants fate alone to hand him the throne, rather than killing Duncan himself to inherit it. (If chance will have … Read More»

The Role of the Friar in Romeo + Juliet

The forbidden wedding of Romeo and Juliet could not have happened without the Friar. First of all, the Friar impulsively agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet, even though he knows it will cause later problems. In the beginning, the Friar thinks that “…this alliance may so happy prove; To turn your households’ rancor to pure … Read More»

The Nature of Loyalty

Kent’s nature is evident from the very first time he talks to Lear. Lear has begun to detail his disappointment in Cordelia, and announce that he will not be providing her with a dowry. Kent interrupts Lear’s speech with a cry of “Good my liege” (Shakespeare 17). This is a very risky move on the … Read More»

The Internal Conflict of Brutus

Brutus seems to obey whatever the Romans ask of him. He is such an honorable man, he agrees to join in the conspiracy to kill Caesar. Brutus tells the other conspirators to all agree that they will do this for freedom and the good of Rome. One of the main complaints he had about Caesar … Read More»

The Hamlet Paradigm

How does an individual react when he develops an obsession with destroying the powerful force ruling his country, yet risks experiencing psychological estrangement, occurring at multiple levels within himself, if he attempts to destroy that force? This is the central question that Shakespeare explores in his play Hamlet, which is a character study of an … Read More»