William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night as a boisterous comedy.

Answer: Twelfth Night is the most delightful Shakespearean comedy because it has an abundance of sweetness. Hazlitt even thought that the play is too good to be deemed as a comedy. Moreover, it has very little satire, and is more concerned with the ludicrous than the ridiculous. Shakespeare has already been very gentle while exposing …

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Disguises and changes of clothing of Twelfth Night.

“Disguises and changes of clothing are central to the plot of Twelfth Night”, discuss it. Or Which character in the play spends time in disguise, and how is this thematically important? Answer: Many people in Twelfth Night assume a disguise of one kind or another. The most obvious example is Viola, who puts on the …

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Historical Background of Twelfth Night.

Answer: Although fifteenth-century England had been a time of grave civil unrest and violence, by the time Shakespeare achieved prominence during Elizabeth and James’ reigns it was enjoying a period of socio-political security and respect for the arts. Queen Elizabeth’s reign extended from 1558 until 1603, when she was succeeded by the Scottish King James. …

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Twelfth Night as a romantic comedy.

Consider Twelfth Night as a romantic comedy. Or Twelfth Night is a typical romantic comedy of Shakespeare.” Discuss. Or What aspects of Twelfth Night justify its being called a romantic play? Or Critically comment on Twelfth Night as a romantic comedy. Or Consider Twelfth Night as a romantic comedy. Or Bring out the romantic elements …

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Critically evaluate the Imagery and Structure of Sonnet 65.

Answer: Shakespeare’s sonnets withhold connections that support different issues such as attainable love, procreation, and immortality. This connection is seen between Sonnet 55 and Sonnet 65. Although both sonnets reach for the same goal of making the male youth immortal, each sonnet accomplishes this through a different attitude; the speaker of Sonnet 55 seems to …

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The Theme of Otherness and Racism in Othello.

Answer: In this post-colonial context it is impossible to read Shakespeare’s Othello without considering the issues of race, color and hegemonic ideologies as they are presented in the play. As we go through the play we see a complex relation between a black man, a white woman and the state. The crime committed by Othello …

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The Role of Women in Othello.

Answer: William Shakespeare’s “Othello” can be read from a feminist perspective. A feminist analysis of the play Othello allows us to judge the different social values and status of women in the Elizabethan society. Othello serves as an example to demonstrate the expectations of the Elizabethan patriarchal society, the practice of privileges in patriarchal marriages, …

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The Theme of Jealousy in Othello.

Throughout Shakespeare’s Othello, jealousy is apparent. The tragedy Othello focuses on the doom of Othello and the other major characters as a result of jealousy. In Shakespeare’s Othello, jealousy is mainly portrayed through the two major characters: Iago and Othello. It utterly corrupts their lives because it causes Iago to show his true self, which …

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Character of Witches in the play ‘Macbeth’.

Witches Influence on Macbeth’s decisions in the play ‘Macbeth’. Or, Character of Witches in the play ‘Macbeth’. Answer: The Witches are dramatic symbol for the force of evil in the world. They promise of worldly good, as evil must, because if evil were not attractive it would offer no temptation. But the promises of evil …

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