In William Shakespeare’s play, King Lear, by creating the chief central theme of divine justice, Shakespeare allows for his audience and readers to have a fuller understanding between the righteousness and the corruption that influences the world. William Shakespeare’s tragic play, shows the character’s morals in a gruesome play full of grief and manipulation, where justice appears to waver in the eyes of evil. For example, King Lear’s daughter, Regan, is one of the several most corrupt characters in the world of King Lear. Even if Regan was pardoned for her antagonistic motives, her corrupt and sinister conducts would never have been overcome, for her judgment would always be dominated with the interminable thirst for power and personal gain. Regen continuously proves to the audience and reader that she has no sense of an ethical manner, for as soon as she had lost her husband she immediately goes in search for another.
As such, individuals pursue happiness. But, Macbeth portrays a different view of happiness. Shakespeare asks the reader to imagine a world in which we have no control over our happiness. Through the Tragedy of Macbeth, he develops the idea that when an individual is faced with the certainty of being unhappy, they will act in defiance to fate. They will create the illusion that happiness is achievable through action.
Shakespeare creates an illusion that urges the reader to think a certain way. Revenge may have not been Prospero’s intention, but forgiveness, making the conclusion of The Tempest believable because It ends realistically. Shakespeare introduces Prospero as the main character and gives some detail to his background. Prospero was the Duke of Milan until his bother overthrew him, leaving him totally out of control. This causes the audience to
(Lavrin) Gogol is known for his imagination and mythical characters, Merezhkovsky once said, “Gogol’s religious outlook, the Devil is a mystical essence and a real being, in which eternal evil, a denial of God, has been concentrated. Gogol the artist investigates the nature of the mystical essence in the light of laughter;” (qtd. in Stauffer 24). Gogol recognized the devil and saw this as being real so he included this a part in his novels. He set this as an important part of his stories, hence “evil spirits” as this novel 's theme.
", and it is a real occasion when these words are pronounced by the actor in the play. Support to this claim could be found in Amy Cook 's essay "Staging Nothing: Hamlet and Cognitive Science" where she explains the subject of theater 's blend of fiction and reality: "Onstage everything is a hybrid: part representation, part the thing itself. When Shakespeare writes: "Who 's there?" it is a fiction; when the actor says it onstage, it is partially fiction and partially a real question asked by a real man asked in a real situation". For this reason, it seems that the actor has a complex status which is derived from the fact that he is in a complex status, because he finds himself in a complex status where the reality and the fiction are mixed together.
That may sound deceptively simple; for behind it lies a great part of the Neo-Platonist philosophy of the Renaissance. Why did Shakespeare close Theseus and Hippolyta to frame his dream-story? This is the kind of question we ought to ask whenever he brings in mythological figures; because they are always more than ornament, they are part of his parable as well. The Theseus-and –Hippolyta theme – as it is presented to us here – is the turning of a war into a wedding, a sword into a ring: out of chaos has come a birth of beauty. It is to this that the regal couple in the background owe their stability.
In writing, it is always better to show than to tell. The play Othello written by the famously known author William Shakespeare, owes it’s success to the fact that the writing effectively conveys the right messages to the audience. On Act 4.1 of Othello, Shakespeare applies repetition, allusion and punctation to comprehensively present to readers the way Othello is feeling and thinking. In the scene, Iago successfully tricks Othello into believing that Cassio has been cheating and sleeping with Desdemona. As a result, Othello’s begins to change from a calm and civilised to a more chaotic and deadly person.
Overall, Shakespeare has presented love as a complex theme throughout Act 1 by consistently showing how love can either end in happiness or hurt. Many of the character throughout the play seem to view love as a curse placed onto people and as something that causes indescribable pain; whereas others view love as something that brings them happiness and joy. These two ideas greatly contrast each other exemplifying how complex love really is. Furthermore, the play as a whole shows how love cannot jump over every hurdle placed in front of it and when it fails to make it over that hurdle the characters feel great
However, the audience can actually see the ghost and Hamlet’s words are coherent as he advises Gertrude on ways of seeking forgiveness, therefore Shakespeare uses dramatic irony to explore the theme of madness and advocate his sanity. Moreover, Hamlet also says to Gertrude “That I essentially am not in madness, But mad in craft.” Shakespeare exploits this dialogue to illustrate Hamlet is indeed aware of his actions, which seems absurd for a
Lines, schemes, letters and characters! Ay these are those that Faustus most desires” (Act 1, scene1: line50). This proves the abjection within the character, as it is immoral to compare evil books to heaven. The protagonist makes a pact with the devil and gets to perform magic. The play is full of scenes where magic is being practiced.