The second play is a comedy titles ‘Measure for Measure’, written in 1603. It circles around the fate of Claudio, who is arrested by Lord Angelo, the temporary leader of Vienna, for impregnating his fiancé. Despite being a comedy, Measure for Measure is one of the Shakespeare’s most politically resonant plays. The play was written at a political turning point in England, as the Tudor line had ended and there was a new king James, and like ‘Julius Caesar’, Shakespeare uses a different setting (Vienna) but actually reflects on political changes or concerns in England. The Duke’s character in the play is often understood to represent an oblique comment on the new, unknown King.
Having pride in one’s name is not necessarily a bad thing, but having pride with no humility can hurt others. An author may use the names of characters to hint at his or her theme and display motifs that relate to the theme throughout the story. William Shakespeare is the kind of author that uses great quantities of motifs to reveal his theme. Shakespeare uses the motif of pride in one’s name in many instances to help the audience better understand the conflict between the Capulet and Montague houses. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare uses the pride in one’s name to highlight that pride without humility leads to violence and the demise of many of the characters.
Hamlet has just seen Fortinbras ' army ready to fight and die for a piece a land that is worthless. After seeing Fortinbras ' accomplishment, even though quite small, he has become angry at himself. Hamlet thinks of himself as cowardly and unproductive after seeing the army getting ready for war, which is when he reveals this speech. Question 3 (5 points) A - Audience. Who is the intended audience?
She protests, “[y]ou never used to judge people like this at home.” Ronny announces that “India isn’t home” and relies on “phrases and arguments that he had picked up from older officials, and he did not feel quite sure of himself” to silence his mother and convince her of his adopted new logic (p.54). Adela, too, notices the change in Ronny. “India had developed sides of his character that she had never admired. His self-complacency, his censoriousness, his lack of subtlety” (p.96, my italics). The colony changes the personality of the coloniser in almost every aspect, even aesthetic appreciation.
He centralized the government's power by complete dominance of every part of Russia by military force. He picked up this style of ruling by the Nobles who cared for him after the death of his mother and father, both under the age of 10. The nobles treated him without mercy, deprived him of his royal lifestyle and emotionally beat him regularly. The noblemen did not want him to become ruler, due to the fact that it would cause them to lose power themselves. Ivan learned that by teaching this way, he became disciplined and strong.
They were commonly used all throughout the play and usually revealed the hidden clues as what is about to happen next. We can see this in Shakespeare’s multiple plays where, for example, the villain is plotting against the tragic hero. In ‘Othello’ we can see this being done with vicious Iago who reveals his cruel plans for Cassio and Othello before the action takes place. With the simplification of the language in the contemporary world, there is no need for long monologues as what needed to be said and expressed that took about a page in the classical play, can now be summarised into two simple sentences. In conclusion, Aristotle’s ideas about tragedy and the tragic changed due to the progress of human education and modernisation.
If there was no consequences he would assassinate Duncan with no worries but committing treason worries him. In Holinshed's works, the guilty conscience is also a message through King Kenneth after he butchered his nephew. King Kenneth conscience tormented him about how the eternal God will forever know and will punish him and he believes he deserves
Even the dying Hamlet says to Horatio “But I do prophesy the election lights/ On Fortinbras, He has my dying voice” towards the end of the play (Shakespeare, V, ii, 353-354). Hamlet is correct in thinking that Fortinbras would become King and the argument that Hamlet thought this way was due to Fortinbras being noble is certainly understandable. Upon watching Fortinbras march to Poland to fight, over land Hamlet sees as worthless, Hamlet remarks upon what greatness is. But it is not the fact that Fortinbras lives that, according to Hamlet’s definition, makes him great, but being able to “greatly find quarrel in a straw/ When honor’s at the stake” (Shakespeare, IV, iv, 47-56). Fortinbras, according to Hamlet, and by proxy Shakespeare, was great because he was willing to die over the abstract idea of honor than the control of useful and fertile
He was even loyal to Richard because he is considered one of the royal family , without him knowing what was Richard planning for. Hastings was also loyal to queen Elizabeth and he didn’t allow anyone to talk about her in a bad way. Keeping it short you can say that Hastings was loyal to the entire royal family and he was ready to risk his life for them. Hastings’s father was also a servant for this same royal family , and he spent all his life loyal to them , so this explains why Hastings is doing the same thing as his father. Hastings is remaining loyal to the royal family just like his father.
For centuries, Shakespeare’s compositions have fascinated audiences and academics alike. King Lear, one of Shakespeare’s most established tragedies, details King Lear’s catastrophic downfall from the throne of Britain. Based on an earlier work by Geoffrey of Monmouth, Shakespeare adapts “Leir of Britain” from Historia Regum Britanniae as the groundwork for King Lear. Although Shakespeare’s theatrical production remains undoubtedly comparable to its source, significant differences between the two works result in distinct outcomes. Shakespeare, in comparison to Monmouth, opts to develop Lear to a greater extent.