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The Hamlet in Me

Though the church mandates through its moral code that Hamlet not take revenge, Hamlet tries to find the worst fate for his devious uncle possible: “Now might I do it, now he is a-praying, And now I’ll do’t and so he goes to heave…When he is drunk asleep, or in his rage, or in th’ … Read More»

The Forest in Shakespeare’s Plays

With his early association and familiarity with Nature acquired, no doubt, in his formative years from the salubrious surroundings of Stratford-on-Avon it is no coincidence that Shakespeare makes a significant use of natural elements and nature imagery in his plays. Although substantial critical analysis has been devoted to Shakespeare’s use of Nature, its various aspects … Read More»

The Fate of Romeo and Juliet

The first coincidence was that Romeo and Juliet, the two lovers, shared the unfortunate fate that they were from feuding families. The two of them were a perfect match, and were completely in love with each other, and the odds that one was a Montague and one was a Capulet were incredibly slim. They both … Read More»

Soliloquoy from Henry IV

King Henry’s demeanor as he gives this soliloquy is one of great distress and unhappiness. In this soliloquy, the King has a conversation with sleep in which he complains that sleep ” . . . no more wilt weigh [his] eyelids down . . . ” (l, 5) that is, he cannot sleep. He also … Read More»

Shakespeare’s Rosalind

Rosalind wants to find a lover without losing her sense of self in the process. Rosalind answers the questions about love, which arise during the play. She is a lovesick maiden and yet she remains an intelligent, witty, and strong character. Rosalind is also a good judge of character. She sees through Jaque’s seemingly deep … Read More»

Shakespeare in Love

Romeo and Juliet had a delightful marriage. Shakespeare wrote about happy marriages. Romeo loved Juliet so much that he was willing to die for her. He never did her any wrong and cherished her love. Shakespeare is a woman worshiper. In Elizabeth I, Viola is a young witty girl who dresses as a man to … Read More»

Romeo and the Impact of Mercutio’s Death

First I must establish that Romeo did love both of them, Juliet first. Romeo’s actions at the Party in the Capulet mansion prove that he loves her, in a way, more that he does his family and friends, because he pays no attention to them after he first lays eyes on Juliet. Romeo spends the … Read More»

Romeo and Juliet: Fate or Free Will

The death of Romeo and Juliet was partially because of free will. The fact that Romeo and Juliet got married knowing that there was a bitter feud between their families, the Montague and Capulet’s. This feud brought on many problems, such as the murder of Tybalt by Romeo. Juliet knew that this might be a … Read More»

Romeo and Juliet: Act 1 Scene 5

At the start of Act 1 scene 5, Capulet turns to the maskers at the ball and delivers a speech rather jokingly tell all to enjoy the night and dance to the music. This speech is important as it lets the Audience know and that this night is a happy and joyous occasion. As a … Read More»

Romeo and Juliet

When Juliet approached Friar Laurence he did not take even one moment to consider what could go wrong. He could have accidentally given her too much of the medicine and could have actually killed her. It is also possible to have given her the wrong medicine and it could have been fatal. Now those are … Read More»