Research Papers on All Shakespeare

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  • Oedipus Complex and Hamlet: 'Love Thy Mother

    In five pages this paper examines Acts I through III of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet within the context of Ernest Jones’ essay ‘Hamlet’s Oedipus Complex.’ Two sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Jealousy in Othello

    A 3 page essay that discusses jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello. Jealousy, both professional jealousy and sexual jealousy, plays is the primary motivational force portrayed by Shakespeare in Othello. While Shakespeare focuses primarily on Othello's sexual jealousy as his motivation for the murder of his wife, Desdemona, behind Othello's actions are the manipulations of Iago, which are motivated by professional jealousy. In other words, throughout the play, in general, Shakespeare warns his audience against the insidiously evil effect of jealousy. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Macbeth and Doctor Faustus

    A 10 page paper which examines how the character of Doctor Faustus is not a character we can sympathize with or even pity, unlike Macbeth whom we can pity and have sympathy for. No additional sources cited.

  • Comparative Analysis of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe and Hamlet by William Shakespeare

    In five pages this comparative analysis considers how both protagonists regard redemption and how they are conflicted by their moral concepts of good and evil in these respective plays. There are no additional sources in the bibliography.

  • ''The Phoenix and the Turtle' by William Shakespeare

    A 3 page paper which examines Shakespeare's poem "The Phoenix and the Turtle." Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Comparative Analysis of Sonnet 23 and Sonnet 147 by William Shakespeare

    A 9 page essay that contrasts and compares Shakespeare's use of figuratively language in Sonnets 23 and 147. These sonnets focus on the dark side of love and the excruciating torment that it can bring when love is unrequited or undeserved. The writer also points out where the poems are different in context, as Sonnet 23 still holds out hope for the poet while Sonnet 147 contemplates the utter ruin of an affair. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Shakespeare/My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun

    A 4 page essay that explicates this poem by discussing Shakespeare's satirical take on Petrarchan conventions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Figurative Language in Shakespeare and Cavendish

    A 5 page paper which examines the use of figures of speech to develop the themes of death and nature, considering the different effects of this language, and how it contributes to the overall impact of each poem. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Suicide or Murder of Ophelia in William Shakespeare's Hamlet

    A 4 page paper which examines the death of Ophelia in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, discussing whether it was murder or suicide. Bibliography lists 4 additional sources.

  • "Hamlet" and Suicide as an Important Theme

    In three pages this paper examines how suicide is used in the moral, religious, and aesthetic thematic development of the play, presents an analysis of two crucial statements from Hamlet about suicide, and then considers why the protagonist ultimately believes that while humans are capable of suicide, they choose to live despite the cruelties, pain, and injustices of the world. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Hamlet and the Attractive Prospect of Suicide

    In eight pages this paper analyzes Hamlet’s attraction to suicide as a solution to his problems and how death is presented in imagery and in some of Prince’s soliloquies in William Shakespeare’s tragic play. Two sources are listed in the bibliography

  • Jealousy and Love in William Shakespeare's Othello

    A 6 page research paper that examines how the love of Othello and Desdemona could end in the tragedy of murder/suicide. The writer explains the influence of Iago and the insidious nature of evil, as well as the motivational forces that propelled the play towards its tragic end. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • In Defense of Brutus

    A 3 page essay that is fashioned as if Brutus did not commit suicide, and the writer is offering a defense of his actions based on Shakespeare's play. No additional sources cited.

  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare and the Influence of Seneca

    This 3 page paper describes Seneca's influence on Shakespeare's play "Hamlet," with particular regard to revenge, supernatural happenings, and suicide. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Othello by William Shakespeare and the Tragic Flaw of Love

    A 5 page paper which examines how Othello's excessive love for Desdemona led to his own downfall. No additional sources are used.

  • William Shakespeare's Hamlet and Deadly Character Flaws

    A 5 page paper which examines several characters from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and discusses how their personal flaws led them to death. The characters discussed are Hamlet, Polonius, and Ophelia. No additional sources cited.

  • Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare and the Association Between Nature and Law

    This is a 5 page paper discussing the relationship between law and nature in Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure”. William Shakespeare’s play “Measure for Measure” examines the constantly shifting relationship between law and nature within the setting of Vienna. The law that no man must lay with a woman who is not his wife had long been established yet not enforced until Angelo the Lord Deputy decides to sentence Claudio, a young gentleman for impregnating his lover. Claudio shifts the relationships between nature and law, and natural law several times in his arguments to save his life. He sees man’s laws as flexible and man’s nature as virtuous. At the same time, Claudio views death and nature as lawless; which terrifies him. Angelo, on the other hand, has little sense of the natural lust and love which can occur in man and has little problem applying the law forbidding such encounters. After meeting Isabella however, Claudio’s virtuous sister, Angelo’s faith in the law alters as he readily breaks the law he is so willing to enforce on others. Isabella is virtuous and sees sinning as against natural law and devises ways in which she can save her virtue, condemn Angelo for his own lawlessness and sin while at the same time saving her brother. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Three Film Versions of Richard III

    This 4 page paper discusses three screen adaptations of the play, and compares them to the conclusions reached in the text. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night/On Film

    A 7 page research paper/essay that discusses 2 film adaptations. While there are numerous film adaptations of Shakespeare’s tragedies, the Bard’s comedies have proven to be notoriously difficult to translate successfully to the screen (Crowl 69). However, Kenneth Branagh’s Much Ado About Nothing (1993) and Trevor Nunn’s Twelfth Night (1996) successfully overcome the challenges inherent in a film adaptation of a Shakespearean comedy, as both films were artistically and commercially successful. First of all, these films overcome the problems of translating the plays from the restrictive confines of the stage to the visual options available in film. They also combine aspects of Hollywood storytelling and cinematic technique that are familiar to modern audiences with Shakespeare text and, thereby, imbue the classic plays with fresh energy and postmodern aesthetic. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • A Review of the 1965 Film The Greatest Othello?

    This 4 page report discusses Sir Laurence Olivier's 1965 film version of Shakespeare's "Othello." The film is something of a hybrid in that it is actually a filming of the stage production by the National Theatre of Great Britain. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Stage and Screen Adaptations of Hamlet by William Shakespeare

    This 5 page report discusses Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and the statement made by Bert O. States that analogous techniques are at work in the art of the film director, for "Shakespearean cinematography makes use of the same device (as employed by film directors) for advancing character ambiguity by framing the character against the rhetorical sky of the play's world." Issues of location, whether expressionistic (as in Olivier's stage portrayal) or realistic (as in director Franco Zeffirelli's film version). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Rewriting History with William Shakespeare's 'Richard the Third'

    An 8 page paper which examines how Shakespeare’s Richard III rewrites history by portraying him as little more than a deformed and evil caricature despite his intelligence, cunning, and psychological astuteness. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • History Plays of William Shakespeare

    An 8 page research paper that discusses Shakespeare's ten history plays constitute a substantial portion of his canon. The main body of these plays cover the years 1398 to 1485, with two additional plays, King John and Henry VIII, forming, respectively, a prologue and an epilogue to this period (Sen Gupta 55). These eight plays offer a survey of English history that begins in the last years of the reign of Richard II and end with the death of Richard III. The following survey of Shakespeare's history plays looks at where they fit in the Shakespeare's conception of English history and their historical accuracy. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Use of Critical Sources in Understanding Works of Shakespeare

    In this 5 page essay, the writer recounts how remarkably important critical sources (i.e., books, articles, etc;) were in helping them to understand various plays of Shakespeare and truly appreciate them. The writer presents what they "got" from plays like Macbeth, Othello, & King Lear on their own, and then to what subtle points other authors helped them open their eyes. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Revenge as a Theme in Literature

    This 6 page paper compares the way in which the revenge theme is handled by Shakespeare in Hamlet, Poe in "The Cask of Amontillado" and Robert Browning in "My Last Duchess." Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Shakespeare’s Influence in English Literature and Language

    This 10 page paper discusses Shakespeare’s influence on the English language and literature. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Derrida, Literature and “Midsummer Night’s Dream”

    This 10 page paper examines Derrida’s theory of literature and whether or not it is useful in teaching the subject; it also touches on how it might be applied to Shakespeare’s wonderful comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Characterization as a Literary Technique

    This 5 page paper examines the way in which authors use characterization to intrigue readers. It uses “Hamlet,” “Othello” and “The Story of an Hour” as examples. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Literature Sampler

    This 10 page paper discusses four different fictional works, including two plays, Macbeth and The Hairy Ape, and two short stories, The Necklace and The Cabuliwallah. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Tragic Themes in Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, Sophocles' Antigone and William Shakespeare's Macbeth

    This 5 page report discusses the common themes that exist in these three works of literature. Great tragic literature carries with it certain common themes that define it as tragedy and which then allows the reader to understand that there is a greater story being outlined than just the one of the characters presented in a single story. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Renaissance Culture: Donatello, Michelangelo and Shakesepare

    A 5 page paper which examines what art and literature tells us about Renaissance culture. The works examined are Donatello’s St. George and David, Michelangelo’s David, and Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part One. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • If Shakespeare Wrote Science Fiction, Ariel Would Use a Transporter

    This 4 page paper discusses five short science fiction stories and what it is about each of them that classifies them as being in that genre. It also suggests ways in which Shakespeare could use science fiction techniques and themes to rewrite his play “The Tempest” as a screenplay for Spielberg to direct. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Homosexuality and Friendships in William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

    In four pages this paper discusses the relationships in Shakespeare’s comedy as a way of determining whether or not a homosexual component exists. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Hamlet: Sexuality, Anxiety, and Madness

    In three pages this paper discusses whether or not Hamlet was truly mad and also examines the sexuality and anxiety exhibited in Act I, Scene III of William Shakespeare' tragic play. Two sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Race, Gender and Sexuality in "Othello"

    This 8 page paper discusses the issue of race in "Othello," and how it impacts perceptions of gender and sexuality in the play. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Music During the Elizabethan Period of William Shakespeare

    This 6 page paper discusses music from the Elizabethan era. Specifically, music within Shakespearean plays is discussed in terms of insturments, how music compliments the acting, etc. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Sexuality and the Sonnets of William Shakespeare

    This 13 page paper discusses Shakespeare's sonnets, specifically numbers 18 and 130, with regard to the sexuality found therein. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Comparing Laurence Olivier's 1948 Film 'Hamlet' with William Shakespeare's Play

    A 4 page paper which compares and contrasts the two versions by specifically discussing any additions or deletions made in the transference of the play to film and weighs their appropriateness and value, considers the quality of the acting, settings, costumes, background music and cinematography, and contains a reaction to these differing productions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Ghost of Hamlet's Father

    This 3 page paper discusses Elizabethan theology and argues that the idea that Hamlet's father has unfinished business is the best explanation for the presence of the ghost in the play. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Fate in Romeo and Juliet

    This 5 page paper discusses the central theme of fate within Shakespeare's play of Romeo and Juliet. This central theme flows throughout the play, but is most apparent through dialogue. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Maturity in the Relatoinship of Romeo and Juliet

    A 5 page essay that focuses on the relationship between Romeo and Juliet and argues that Juliet aids Romeo in maturing and establishing an adult relationship. In portraying this relationship, Shakespeare says a great deal about the nature of romantic love and its ability to mature individuals when love is genuine. This examination of the play, with a particular focus on the "balcony scene," reflects this theme. Over the course of the play, Romeo's love matures from the shallow puppy-love of an adolescent to a love that reflects a profound and intense passion, which signals the reciprocity of an adult relationship. Romeo achieves this level of maturity, at least in part, because of the level-headedness of Juliet, who, from the beginning of the play, displays a maturity beyond her years. The last page of the essay focuses on a review of play as performed by the Actors from the London Stage. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Romeo and Juliet

    A 5 page paper which examines Romeo and Juliet fro Shakespeare’s play in relationship to similarities and differences. The paper examines fate, foreshadowing and hate. No additional sources cited.

  • Cleopatra and Antony's Love Affair

    This is a 6 page paper which discusses the different aspects of the love relationship found in the central couple in William Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra”. The levels of depth found in their commitment and passion are discussed in relation to their actions and their eventual tragic deaths. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Hamlet's Dilemma and the Audience's Response

    A 5 page paper which compares an early seventeenth-century audience’s response to Hamlet’s plight of love and revenge within the revenge tragedy construct to that of a modern-day audience’s response. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Searching from the Hero Within in Hamlet by William Shakespeare

    A 5 page (4 pp. + 1 pg. outline) which compares Hamlet’s avenging of his father’s death with contemporary times, specifically considering Hamlet’s relationships with his stepfather/uncle King Claudius and his mother Queen Gertrude, his fiancée Ophelia, friends Horatio and Rosencrantz and Guilderstern, his father’s ghosts, and his last wishes. The Franco Zeffirelli and Mel Gibson 1990 film adaptation of “Hamlet” is also discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Hamlet, Was He Insane?

    A 3 page essay that explores Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” in order to answer the question of whether Hamlet was truly mad. The writer argues that Hamlet was not meant to be perceived as mad, that is, insane, but rather Shakespeare meant him to be perceived as melancholic (i.e., depressed), which the Elizabethans perceived as a character flaw. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Hamlet & Oedipus

    A 4 page essay that contrasts and compares the characters of Hamlet and Oedipus. Despite being separated by the passage of centuries, as well as differences in language and culture, Sophocles’ portrayal of Oedipus and Shakespeare’s depiction of Hamlet bear similarities, as well as the innumerable differences that one would expect. The similarities revolve around themes common to both plays, such as incest and the use of symbolism, while the differences largely involve the specifics of characterization. No additional sources cited.

  • The Power of Language in "The Tempest" and "The Birthday Party"

    This 3 page paper discusses the way Shakespeare and Pinter use language in their plays "The Tempest" and "The Birthday Party." Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Macbeth and Doctor Faustus

    A 10 page paper which examines how the character of Doctor Faustus is not a character we can sympathize with or even pity, unlike Macbeth whom we can pity and have sympathy for. No additional sources cited.

  • William Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing and Issues of Gender and Loyalty

    A 6 page essay that argues that Shakespeare's portrayal of women in The Merchant of Venice and in Much Ado About Nothing shows that he considered women to be capable of showing intelligence and loyalty to equal any man. Beatrice through her loyalty to Hero and Portia in her dramatic defense of her husband's friend, Antonio, show that they possess intelligence, loyalty and courage equal, or superior, to the men in these plays, whom they overshadow in this regard. No additional sources cited.

  • The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare and Xenophobia

    An 8 page paper which examines the ideas of xenophobia in Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice.” Anti-Semitisim is also examined. Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.

  • Blindness of Shakespeare Characters Gloucester, King Lear, and Othello

    A 5 page paper which examines the Shakespeare characters, Othello, King Lear, and Gloucester, in regards to blindness. The paper examines how the men are blind in some ways, which makes them more sensitive in other areas. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Dress as a Representation of Human Sexuality and Gender

    This 5 page paper discusses "Assaulted and Pursued Chastity" by Margaret Cavendish and "The Taming of the Shrew" by Shakespeare and how they use dress to represent human sexuality and gender relationships. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Does Romeo Really Love Juliet?

    This 3 page paper discusses how we can tell true love from infatuation, and argues that Romeo really does love Juliet. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Disorder and the Chain of Being in Shakespeare's "Macbeth"

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of disorder in Shakespeare's "Macbeth". Text references suggest the theme of disorder in Macbeth's ascension and Lady Macbeth's madness. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • An Inductive Analysis of Macbeth: The Use of Paradoxical Language

    This is a 15 page paper that provides an overview of Lady Macbeth's soliloquy in I.v of Shakespeare's "Macbeth". The role of paradoxical language is analyzed for its thematic value. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare: Masking Characters Intentions in Act III

    In three pages this paper examines how masks of betrayal, falsehood, and concealment are worn by Banquo, Macbeth, and Lady Macbeth throughout the third act of William Shakespeare’s tragic play. The bibliography lists no additional sources.

  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare and Subversiveness

    This 5 page report discusses the subversiveness of Shakespeare's "Macbeth." It has a great deal to say about the nature of how power was acquired in Shakespeare’s own time and what fatal outcomes could be the result of the search for power.

  • Middle Ages Representation of Macbeth

    A 3 page research paper that examines Macbeth as representative of medieval reality. The writer examines the historical details of Duncan's death and Macbeth's usurpation, as well as the details of Celtic warfare that Shakespeare utilizes. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • William Shakespeare's Infamous Couple Lord and Lady Macbeth

    A 4 page essay that analyzes the characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's classic play and argues that these characters are very much alike. The writer argues that an examination of the action demonstrates that Macbeth is just as ambitious as his wife, and also just as murderous. In other words, Macbeth and his lady are well matched and very much alike in their aspirations towards power. No additional sources cited.

  • Dreams, Magic, and the Difficulty of Love in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

    A 4 page paper which examines the themes of love’s difficulty, magic, and dreams in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.

  • Jealousy in Othello

    A 3 page essay that discusses jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello. Jealousy, both professional jealousy and sexual jealousy, plays is the primary motivational force portrayed by Shakespeare in Othello. While Shakespeare focuses primarily on Othello's sexual jealousy as his motivation for the murder of his wife, Desdemona, behind Othello's actions are the manipulations of Iago, which are motivated by professional jealousy. In other words, throughout the play, in general, Shakespeare warns his audience against the insidiously evil effect of jealousy. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Iago's Devices in Othello by William Shakespeare

    A paper which looks at the devices which Iago employs to incite Othello's jealousy, and the use of dramatic irony in the relevant scenes of the text.

  • Othello by William Shakespeare and Jealousy

    A 5 page paper which examines how Shakespeare treats the theme in one of his most famous tragedies. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Othello Themes

    A 7 page paper which examines the themes of betrayal, jealousy and tragedy in William Shakespeare’s Othello. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Handkerchief Significance in William Shakespeare's Othello

    A 4 page essay that discusses the significance of the handkerchief in Shakespeare's Othello. In the history of the theater, the argument can easily be made that there has never been a prop as instrumental to the substance of a play as Desdemona's handkerchief is to the action of Shakespeare's Othello. This prop becomes symbolic to Othello of Desdemona's supposed infidelity, which is precisely what Iago intends. Iago's manipulation of the handkerchief provides Othello's military mind with his supposed "proof" of Desdemona's betrayal and precipitates Othello's tragic subsequent actions. Examination of the play demonstrates the pivotal importance of this prop and how the action and the thematic substance hinge on this one image. No other sources cited.

  • Othello by William Shakespeare and 3 Different Perspectives

    A 2.5 page paper which examines whether Othello is a faultless hero whose strength and virtue are turned against him by the evil Iago; whether Othello is a weak, stupid man easily fooled by Iago’s intellectual superiority; or whether Othello is simply a victim of the culture in which the play is set, and more specifically, the racist and sexist stories it is built upon. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Do Not Speak the Speech, I Pray You

    This 7 page paper discusses the differences between the play and Franco Zefirelli’s film version of Hamlet, starring Mel Gibson. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Queen Elizabeth and Richard the Third

    King Richard the Third is known historically as well as through the plays of William Shakespeare to be a notoriously evil man who seeks power above all else and lets nothing or no-one stand in his way. This 5 page paper presents the argument that Queen Elizabeth is one of the few characters that meets Richard on his own ground, without fear or complacency and manages to outwit him. No additional sources are listed.

  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare and Gertrude II

    This 4 page analysis explores this important character's psychological makeup, motivations and relationships as she is portrayed in the Shakespearian tragedy.

  • If Shakespeare Wrote Science Fiction, Ariel Would Use a Transporter

    This 4 page paper discusses five short science fiction stories and what it is about each of them that classifies them as being in that genre. It also suggests ways in which Shakespeare could use science fiction techniques and themes to rewrite his play “The Tempest” as a screenplay for Spielberg to direct. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Science Fiction Shakespeare

    This 4 page paper comprises a memo to Shakespeare suggesting he write a science fiction screenplay based on the character of Ariel in “The Tempest,” and then it discusses five stories and what makes them science fiction tales. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • William Shakespeare's Macbeth and Hamlet A Comparative Analysis

    A 4 page paper which examines the similarities of the two characters, their problems and life situations. No additional sources are used.

  • Shakespeare/Sonnet 73

    A 3 page explication of “Sonnet 73” by William Shakespeare. In addition to his plays, Williams Shakespeare is famous for his beautiful sonnets. In “Sonnet 73” Shakespeare presents three metaphors that collectively show his gradual acceptance of his progression towards death. Each metaphor illustrates his understanding and conceptualization of death, and culminates in an appeal that the recipient of the poem will allow this knowledge to make his love for the poet stronger as death will surely soon part them. No additional sources cited.

  • The Poet’s Use of Shakespeare’s Themes in the Sonnets

    This 5 page paper uses three of Shakespeare’s sonnets to illustrate how the Poet / Narrator uses Shakespeare’s favorite themes (love, beauty, age) to construct his arguments. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Research on Shakespeare’s Othello

    A 9 page paper which examines research on Shakespeare’s Othello. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Kingship and Leadership in Shakespeare’s Richard II

    A 4 page paper which examines how Shakespeare explores kingship and leadership in his play Richard II. No additional sources cited.

  • Analysis of Hamlet

    A 6 page paper which analyzes various elements in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Recurring Imagery: Hamlet

    A 4 page paper which examines recurring imagery in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. No additional sources cited.

  • Hamlet: Righteous or Unrighteous

    A 7 page paper which examines whether or not Shakespeare’s Hamlet is righteous or unrighteous. The paper focuses on how Hamlet is righteous. No additional sources cited.

  • Racism in Othello

    A 10 page research paper/essay that explores how racism is an overt factor in Shakespeare's Othello. The writer argues that the Elizabethan cultural background necessarily informs and shapes the meaning of the play because Shakespeare would naturally have written within his own cultural framework. This examination of Othello explores this thesis and, in so doing, it takes a post-colonial approach to criticism as this literary theory encompasses how "knowledge of subordinate people is produced and used" (Post-colonialism). Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Shakespeare: Sonnet 73

    This 4 page paper explicates and explains Shakespeare's Sonnet 73. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Shakespeare/Sonnets 73 and 130

    A 3 page essay that analyzes these two sonnets. William Shakespeare is universally acknowledged as one of the greatest masters of the English language who ever lived. Examination of two of his sonnets, Sonnets 73 and 130, demonstrates this expertise in regards to Shakespeare's use of metaphor, alliteration, enjambment and imagery. No additional sources cited.

  • Comedy and Tragedy Distinctions in Measure for Measure and Hamlet by William Shakespeare

    In five pages this paper examines how the tragic elements of Hamlet distinguish it from Measure for Measure, one of William Shakespeare’s comedies. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Character Greatness in the Tragedies of William Shakespeare

    This 5 page paper provides a look at Shakespeare's tragedies and how they demonstrate the greatness of the protagonists as opposed to merely displaying a good versus evil theme. Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Othello are used as examples. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • William Shakespeare's The Tempest and King Lear and Sibling Rivalry

    A 6 page paper which examines the theme of sibling rivalry in Shakespeare’s “King Lear” and “The Tempest.” Bibliography lists 3 additional sources.

  • Historical Importance of William Shakespeare's Works

    A 10 page paper which examines Shakespeare’s life, his plays and sonnets, and the consequences of his life and work, including such evaluative criteria as description, definition, cause and effect, comparison/contrast, process and classification. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • The Tempest as a Reflection of the Life and Times of William Shakespeare

    An 8 page paper which examines how “The Tempest” reflects Shakespeare’s life, specifically, in terms of people, events, places, prevalent social system, and educational opportunities. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Juliet's Images in Film Versions of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

    A 5 page essay that examines how two films, Zeffirelli (1968) and Luhrmann (1996), present Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, concentrating on the characterization of Juliet in the balcony scene. The writer argues that this characterization reflects on the status of women in society in general as a "temptress" of masculinity. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Romeo's Character Development in William Shakespeare's Scene Changes in Romeo and Juliet

    In 6 pages, the author discusses how scene changes in 'The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare helped to develop Romeo's character. No other sources cited.

 

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