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A Midsummer Night’s Dream / Shakespeare’s Influence on Artists and Audiences : A 6 page discussion of the importance of interpreting Midsummer Night’s Dream to artists and audiences, whether as observers or readers. Rather than looking at a priori interpretations (although these are presented), the most important facet of interpreting this play is that the interpretation itself speaks to the audience for the specifics of teaching value in school and other life events. Not only is this view supported by contemporary evidence, but also by Shakespeare himself in the play through the words of Quince. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Midsum.wps

A Midsummer Night’s Dream / Significance of ‘Rude Mechanicals’: This 5 page research paper examines Shakespeare’s use of the ‘rude mechanicals’ and the purpose they serve in his fantasy play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Midsumr2.rtf

A Midsummer Night's Dream / The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smoothly: In 5 pages, the author discusses "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare. The play is all about star-crossed lovers. Lysander was in love with Hermia, but her father was forcing her to marry Demetrius, whom she did not love. Helena was in love with Demetrius, but Demetrius was in love with Hermia. Theseus was looking forward to marrying Hippolyta, but she was not of the same mind. The play affirms the assumption that "the course of true love never did run smoothly." Bibliography lists 4 sources other than the play. Msnd.doc

A Midsummer Night’s Dream / Theme Of "Unreality" : A 5 page paper discussing the theme of unreality in Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Bibliography lists 1 source. Midream.wps

A Midsummer Night’s Dream / Shakespeare’s Use Of Puns : This 5 page report discusses the puns William Shakespeare loved to sprinkle throughout his work with a special look to "A Midsummer Night’s Dream." Also discusses The Bard, Tragedy Of Cymbeline, & others. No additional sources cited. Shakpun.wps

A Midsummer Night’s Dream / Act II, Scene II : This 4 page report discusses the second scene of Act II of Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" from the perspective of a director and determining what the scene needs to accomplish. The scene is also examined for what it does to help explain the plot and continue to develop characters in the larger context of appearance and reality. No additional sources cited. Summersc.wps

Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"/ Shakespeare’s Enduring Epiphany : A 4 page paper which examines one of Shakespeare’s most appealing epiphanies, "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" (1595). Bibliography lists 4 sources. Midsumep.wps

The Character of Iago in Shakespeare's "Othello" : 6 pages in length. Specifically titled : "A.C. Bradley Vs. S.T. Coleridge : A Difference of Opinions Concerning the Character of Iago in Shakespeare's "Othello."" The writer of this essay analytically compares the opinions of two well-known critics on Iago's character. The two sources utilized are fully-cited in bibliography. Iagocha2.wps

The Character of Iago # 2 : A 3 page outline in which the writer analytically examines the character of Iago as a mystifying and complex individual. Written mostly in outline format. No Bibliography. Iagochar.wps

Othello and the Structure of Tragedy : A 6 page paper which first defines tragedy and demonstrates how Shakespeare’s Othello fits the pattern, then looks at the play in terms of its classic dramatic structure. After discussing what type of action belongs in each phase of the dramatic structure -- setup, complication, climax, and resolution -- the paper shows where these occur in Othello. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Othtrag.wps

Othello's Tragedy / Irony : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the major elements of irony in Shakespeare's Othello, with a concentration on tragic irony related to Othello's character flaw, and dramatic irony. No additional sources cited. Othiro.wps

Othello / In The Tradition Of The Renaissance : A 3 page essay on the play "Othello" and how it related both to Shakespeare himself and to the Renaissance period. Examples of themes introduced in the story are used to illustrate how Othello was both a hero and outsider... different, yet acceptable, -- and thus, an exemplary figure from Renaissance literature. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Othshake.wps

Othello & Renaissance Humanism : A 3 page essay, -- using quotes from the original play-- which describes Shakespeare's "Othello" as a work typical of the Renaissance's emphasis on humanism. The writer discusses the development of Othello's character and the underlying themes of outsider prejudice which run throughout the story. No Bibliography. Othelren.wps

In Defense of Othello : A 7 page report that analyzes the nature of Othello, the main character in Shakespeare's famous tragedy of the same name. The rationale behind Othello's brutal murder of his wife, Desdemona, is examined from the psychological and sociological perspectives. Bibliography lists 7 cited sources. Othellod.wps

Othello / In Defense Of His Character : A 9 page essay in which the writer takes the position that Othello was an honest, noble, brave man accustomed to straightforwardness. Given his background, he was easily fooled by the manipulative Iago. His innocence of the world is to be respected rather than criticized. Othello had no way of knowing about women and domestic life ... Bibliography is included. Othello4.wps

The Theme of Jealousy in "Othello" : An 8 page paper (+ 1 page Roman numeral outline) which provides support of an argument on the modulations of jealousy in William Shakespeare’s Othello, and how it emerged from the action at the beginning, and was subsequently expressed in the middle and at the end of the play. Bibliography lists 1 source. Jealoth.wps

Shakespeare’s Life and the Characterization of Othello : A 6 page paper examining Shakespeare’s life and career and discussing how his life events impacted his writing. It also looks in particular at one of Shakespeare’s mature tragedies, Othello, and determines how the characterizations introduced in the first act drive the remainder of the play. The original Shakespearean play and Orson Welles’ film version are cited. Othel.wps

The Spiritual Disintegration Of "Othello": This 6 page research paper charts the spiritual disintegration of Othello in the Shakespearean play, The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Othspir.wps

Othello, The Tragic Hero : In 5 pages the writer discusses William Shakespeare's character of Othello and posits that he is a classic example of a definitive tragic hero. Othello is a definitive tragic hero. He has an element of supernatural, since he was accused of bewitching. He traveled and had many struggles. He had personal grievances against Desdemona, who was his love interest, and Cassio whom he had made lieutenant. His tragic flaw was his gullibility in believing Iago. As a tragic hero his ultimate sacrifice is himself: In his suicide he exhibits virtue. No additional sources cited. Othero.wps

Othello - Analysis Of Symbolism : This 5 page research paper examines the use of symbolism in the Shakespearean play, The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice through use of examples and quotes. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Othlosym.rtf

Othello As An Honest, Admirable, and Unchanged Character : A 1 page essay discussing how Othello's last words in the play indicate the he was indeed the same man he had been at the beginning of the story -- his character unchanged. The writer sees Othello as a character worthy of our sympathy-- for he acknowledges his own mistakes & flaws as he takes his own life, yet he never asks for forgiveness. No Bibliography. Othell2.wps *$9.95 TOTAL PRICE FOR THIS ESSAY !*

Othello / Short Essay Answers : 7 pages worth of short answer responses to questions on Shakespeare's "Othello" including character discussions of Dedemona, Othello, and Iago. Insightful observations are made. No Bibliography. Literexm.wps *E-mail us for More Information !

Othello / The Shakespearean Original vs. Today’s Movie Versions : An 8 page paper that reflects a comparison of the characters of Iago, Othello and Desdemona in the movie adaptations of Othello, including those by Parker, Suzman and Welles. Othellos.wps

Othello's Iago vs. King Lear's Edmund : A well-written 3 page essay in which the writer compares Iago and Edmund as two villainous characters-- neither of them at all admirable. Parallels are drawn between the two and sufficient evidence is given to support the thesis that we should not sympathize with either one of them. No Bibliography. Iagoking.wps

Othello Compared With Antigone : 6 pages in length. A comparison between Shakespeare's "Othello" and Sophocles "Oedipus Trilogy" in which the writer interprets themes from both stories and finds reason to assert that Othello and Antigone were both very much alike in that they were essentially outsiders, -- alienated from a group. Both characters endured grave emotional drama and sought only truth & justice -- but to no avail. No Bibliography. Othlantg.wps

Desdemona (Othello) Vs. Penelope (The Odyssey) : A 3 page essay comparing the character of Desdemona in Shakespeare's Othello with Penelope in Homer's Odyssey. Desdemona is regarded as being more of a simple person-- madly in love and fairly ignorant to the world around her. Penelope, however, was able to become a strong and triumphant woman..exhibiting more savvy and self-will. No Bibliography. Penelope.wps

Women as Depicted by Shakespeare vs. Homer : A thoughtful 3 page comparison between the characters of Desdemona (Shakespeare's "Othello") and Penelope (Homer's "Odyssey"). Both women are viewed as brave, determined, and loyal -- exemplifying the age-old concept of love in both stories --*A bit different than Penelope.wps (above). No Bibliography. Othkim.wps

Othello vs. Oedipus / An Uncertain Vision : A 5 page paper discussing a common theme in literature -- our very human difficulty in distinguishing between what seems to be and what actually is. This theme is discussed in terms of Sophocles’ Oedipus the King and Shakespeare’s Othello. No additional sources cited. Othoed.wps

Sophocles’ Oedipus & Shakespeare’s Othello / Use of Irony : A 5 page research paper that compares the use of irony in Shakespeare's "Othello" and Sophocles' "Oedipus Rex." Both Othello and Oedipus, two of history's greatest tragedies, have irony as a key ingredient to their make-up. In each case, pride overcomes other human emotions and this quality, even more then jealousy in the case of Othello, can be argued as the tragic flaw that causes the downfall of each protagonist. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Oedoth.wps

Appearances and Reality in "Othello" and "Oedipus the King" : A 3 page paper which examines the protagonist’s ability to determine between appearances and reality as differently presented in William Shakespeare’s Othello and Sophocles’ Oedipus the King. Bibliography lists 2 sources. TGothotk.wps

Shakespeare for the 90s? Oliver Parker's Othello : A 6 page review of the latest movie version of Othello, starring Laurence Fishburne as Othello and Kenneth Branagh as Othello. The paper notes that Parker cut and altered much of Shakespeare's dialogue and changed the very slant of the film in a quest for "relevance"; it questions whether Shakespeare would not have been better presented in a manner more faithful to the playwright's vision. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Shake90.wps

Machiavelli's "The Prince" vs. Shakespeare's "Othello" : 7 pages in length.
A comparative analysis between Machievelli's "The Prince" and Shakespeare's "Othello" in which the writer examines each work in light of their respective eras and sociocultural issues. It is concluded that in "Othello," the author seems to cry out for a different kind of sovereignty than in "The Prince." Bibliography lists 3 sources. Prinothe.wps

Austen’s "Pride & Prejudice" vs. Shakespeare’s "Othello"/ Mystery & RevelationA 6 page paper comparing William Shakespeare’s Othello and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The basis for comparison is the authors’ treatment of the theme of deception and revelation in these two works. The paper concludes that while the same motif -- misplaced trust -- is treated in both works, the difference lies in one author’s view of the situation as comic and redeemable and the other as tragic and doomed. Bibliography lists two sources. Othpride.wps

Bolingbroke and Richard II / Wars Of Blood And Land : A 5 page paper analyzing the twin motifs of blood and land in Shakespeare’s Richard II. The paper shows that the play was really designed to argue that lineage was not necessarily the best determinant of good government in order to uphold his own sovereign’s legitimate title to the throne. No additional sources cited. Bolingbr.wps

Richard II / A Comprehensive, Analytical Discussion : A 9 page paper on Shakespeare's "Richard II" in which the writer discusses plot, theme, and characterization in considerable detail. It is ultimately argued that this play makes us aware of the problems of its society and in doing so, the author strays from the typical writing of his own day while remaining in tune with his own usual style, subject, and theme. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Richard2.wps

Richard II / Character of Henry Bolingbroke : A 5 page paper characterizing Henry IV in Shakespeare's play, "Richard II". Shows Henry's rite of passage in his determination to right the wrongs perpetrated by Richard II in stealing Henry's family land and fortune, as well as his determination to rid England of a despotic king. Three additional sources cited. Henrite.wps

Richard III - Shakespeare's Treatment Of Women In His Political Plays : In this extremely well-written 8 page essay, the writer is concerned with how, in Richard III, women are given great clout,-- yet are disempowered at the same time. The phenomenon of Shakespeare's treatment of women is then compared with such in other plays (i.e., Henry IV - VII). It is concluded that Richard III is distinct in that the power Shakespeare takes from women is not only the power to curse and seduce; it is also the power to transcend the frame of historical representation, the ability to address the audience directly without the knowledge of the other characters, etc; Bibliography lists 12 sources. Shakewom.wps

Love in Richard III : A 5 page paper that considers Richard's perceptions of love as they relate to the common theme of love in Shakespeare's work. This paper reflects on perceptions developed from reading the play as well as from the character presented by Ian McClellen in his 20th century film version. Bibliography with 1 source. RichIII.wps

Laurence Olivier’s Richard III : A 6 page paper on Laurence Olivier’s film production of Shakespeare’s history play. The paper looks at the way Olivier interpreted the character of Richard through five soliloquies delivered in the film, and determines whether these long looks into the contents of Richard’s soul make him a sympathetic character. No additional sources cited. Rich3.wps

The Concept of Evil in Ian McKellan’s Richard III : A 6 page paper discussing filmmaker Ian McKellan’s version of Shakespeare’s history play. It concludes that evil is not a state of being; it is an active verb, and evil remains evil regardless of its causes. An added section provides some history of the Globe and Blackfriar’s theaters. No additional sources cited. Richevil.wps McClellan

Romeo & Juliet / How Their Parents [Unknowingly] Strengthened Their Love : A well-conceived 4 page essay on the role of Romeo & Juliet's parents. The writer argues convincingly that their parent's hatred for each other's families actually strengthened the young couple's love and ultimately drove them to their death. The more intense their secret affair grew, the stronger their love grew with it. Suicide was finally the only way for Romeo and Juliet to become victorious over their parents and enable their love to "triumph." Bibliography lists 5 critical sources. Romeojul.wps

Shakespeare's Use of Imagery In Romeo & Juliet / Love and Death : An 8 page paper describing the way Shakespeare’s use of imagery supports the tragic elements in the story and in fact makes the ending easier to accept because the audience (reader) perceives it as inevitable. Bibliography lists 6 additional critical sources --cited. Romeolov.wps

The Nurse in Romeo and Juliet : A 5 page paper analyzing the character of the Nurse in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. It shows how she reveals their tragedies through both her offhand but oddly prophetic remarks and her earthy pragmatism. Nurse.wps

Romeo & Juliet / Teen Suicide : A 6 page paper discussing Shakespeare’s story of "Romeo and Juliet" and comparing it with stories of teen suicide and family alienation in the modern world. The overall thesis of the paper is that although Romeo and Juliet were teenagers at death, there is very little resemblance to the teen suicides brought on my depression, rejection, and despair of today that leads teens to such a desperate act. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Suicidro.wps

"Romeo and Juliet" / Was it Love or Lust? : A 5 page essay which examines whether this great love story reflected true love or the intense sexual attraction which is so often mistaken for love in Western culture. The writer demonstrates that Shakespeare intended for the audience to perceive that this consuming passion was the result of the extreme youth of the protagonists and that this was part of the tragedy. No additional sources cited. Lovelust.wps

"Romeo and Juliet" / Effects of Harmony and Disharmony : A 6 page essay on the artistic means by which Shakespeare brings about harmony—or resolution of the message—in the play. The writer compares and contrasts Act II:1 and Act V:3 with the other scenes to show how harmony is brought about through symbolism, characterization and theme. Bibliography lists 1 source. Cnromjul.wps

Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet" / Light & Dark : A 5 page paper on this romantic tragedy by William Shakespeare. The paper analyzes how Shakespeare’s metaphoric usage of light and dark in this play contributes to our understanding of the characterization of the star-crossed lovers. No additional sources cited. Litedark.wps

Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet" : 3 pages. Issues concerning Petrachan love are explored through the language and structure of "The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare. Romeo assumed the posture of that great Italian author of sonnets, Petrarch, and became a courtly lover to Juliet. No additional sources cited. Julrom.wps

Shakespeare & the Effectiveness of Death / Juliet vs. Cleopatra : This insightful and analytical 8 page paper compares the deaths of two of Shakespearean characters : Juliet (Romeo & Juliet) and Cleopatra (Antony & Cleopatra). The thesis is argued that while their two stories did indeed have many similarities, Juliet's death was a much more effective one from a literary standpoint as Cleopatra's death was not as striking nor as saddening. Numerous examples from each story are provided to support this point. Bibliography lists 6 critical sources. Julicleo.wps

Romeo & Juliet Films / 1968 vs. 1996 : A 6 page comparison of Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 film production of Romeo and Juliet with the 1996 version directed and produced by Baz Luhrmann. It concludes that Luhrmann’s version, despite its faithful Shakespearean dialogue, is so far removed from Shakespeare’s own world-view that it can hardly be called an interpretation of the play at all. No additional sources cited. Romeo.wps

Romeo & Juliet / Modern Film vs. Traditional Story : A 5 page critique of Baz Luhrmann's remake of Shakespeare's classic love story. Discusses the impact of bringing Romeo and Juliet into the [almost] 21st century and how it changes the characters, as well as the art Luhrmann brings to the movie within it's time journey. Analyzes the applicability of the theme to young people in modern times and the lessons to be learned. No additional sources cited. Romjul.doc

Romeo Updated / Nihilism in Verona : A 5 page paper comparing of William Shakespeare’s original play Romeo and Juliet with the 1996 version directed and produced by Baz Luhrmann. This paper compares the film and the play to determine whether the film reflects an updated version of Shakespeare’s original theme, or something else altogether. It concludes that Baz Luhrmann’s world view is nihilistic, pessimistic and depressing, completely foreign to anything Shakespeare intended. Bibliography lists six sources. Romjul.wps

William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet / A Modern View : This 5 page paper considers the genre of romantic tragedy, looking closely at the 1996 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. This paper considers how the new version of this classic relates to the genre, and evaluates the iconography of the genre, the deviation in the film, and how the film fits into the postmodern text. As an extension of this evaluation, this paper also considers the correlation between the genre and the audience and the genre and the film. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Moderrom.wps

Taming Of The Shrew : 7 pages worth of analysis on various issues in Taming of The Shrew. Shakespeare's use of the relationships between actors as a commentary on the social relationships represented in the self-contained world of the play is discussed as are Kate's qualities which make her a "shrew." Several quotes are used to support points. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Taming.wps

The Taming of the Shrew / Character Of Katherina Analyzed : This 5 page research paper examines the shrewish nature of the character Katherina in the William Shakespeare play, The Taming of the Shrew. Specifically discussed is her behavior and the way she is treated by both her father and her husband, Petruchio to determine whether or not she is a shrew in need of taming. Bibliography lists one source. Shrew.wps

Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" / Analysis of Katharina's Monologue in Act 5 Scene 2 : In 5 pages the author discusses Katharina's monologue in Act 5 Scene 2 of Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew". "'The Taming of the Shrew' by William Shakespeare was considered to be a comedy in his time. Its plot is the theme in which males and females are pitted against one another for dominance in marriage. The play appears to be about an assertive woman, Katharina, who is coping with how she is supposed to act in the late sixteenth century society. She is expected to obey the unwritten laws of her society in order to be accepted by it. The play ends with Katharina outwardly conforming to the norms of the society. Inwardly, however she could be retaining her assertiveness, although she assumes the role of the obedient wife". No additional sources cited. Katharin.wps

Taming of the Shrew / The Issue Of Love : A 5 page essay which expresses the opinion that Shakespeare does not reward Petruchio with Katherina’s love for his abuse. Although this is discussed in terms of the entire text, the writer finalizes the point by contrasting Katherina’s two longest speeches in the play. Bibliography cites 1 source. Tamekath.wps

The Tempest / Character Analysis Of Prospero : This 6 page paper discusses the character of Prospero in William Shakespeare's last completed play, "The Tempest" (first published in 1623) to determine whether or not he is based on The Bard himself. Prospero.wps

The Tempest / Treatment Of Ariel And Caliban By Prospero : A 5 page argumentative essay on the treatment of Prospero’s two servants. The paper posits that he treats the two slaves in a similar fashion, but from two different perspectives, and that the initiation of this storyline is a silkscreen for the end of the story and epilogue. The writer proves that this was Shakespeare’s way of characterizing the friends and foes of a master of art. No additional sources cited. Tempros.wps

Shakespeare’s "The Tempest" / The Actor’s Characterization of Caliban : A 5 page paper suggesting one way in which the character of Caliban might be portrayed in Shakespeare’s play. The paper asserts that although Shakespeare clearly intended for Caliban to be portrayed as somewhat reptilian, there is no evidence for seeing Caliban as an Oriental scavenger, an African warrior, or a European wild man. Rather, greater stress should be laid on the role’s emotional demands. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Caliban.wps

The Tempest / Character Analysis Of Miranda : This 5 page paper evaluates the character of Miranda and the purpose she serves in William Shakespeare's last completed play, "The Tempest." Mirandat.wps

The Tempest / Analysis Of Plot Structure : This 5 page paper examines William Shakespeare's last completed play, "The Tempest," and focuses upon its three-plot structure of betrayal, love and forgiveness and how the plots are ultimately intertwined. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Lovebet.wps

The Tempest / Benevolent Manipulation : A 3 page paper looking at the motif of manipulation and free will in Shakespeare’s play. The paper asserts that the magician Prospero, under a misguided kind of benevolent despotism, is trying to create and enforce an ongoing living environment through magic, and it doesn’t work. No additional sources cited. Benman.wps

The Tempest / Caliban’s Speech – Act III:2 : This 3 page essay discusses Caliban’s speech about his dreams and the island noises in Act III of "The Tempest." Bibliography lists 1 source. Caliban.wps

The Tempest and The Magic of the Theater : In this 6 page paper, the writer examines various renditions of Shakespeare’s play on stage and in the theater-- focusing upon the original story itself-- and some of the "magic" that a good production must bring to life. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Tempes.wps

The Tempest and Racism in its Staging : A 6 page research paper in which the writer examines Shakespeare’s play, looking at the various instances of racism that inherently exist in its casting. A number of good examples are given and some mention is made of other productions of The Tempest -- and how modern directors have attempted to "go around" this element of racism. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Tempes2.wps

Master-Slave Relationships In Shakespeare’s "Tempest" : This 3 page report discusses several of the master-slave relationships of "The Tempest." Bibliography lists 5 sources. Mastersl.wps

John Fowles "The Collector" vs. "The Tempest": A 7 page paper comparing John Fowles’ novel with Shakespeare’s play. It concludes that while Shakespeare saw Prospero’s reign as one of benevolence and Fowles saw Clegg’s as a reign of terror, both involved manipulating people against their will. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Tempest.wps

Cervantes’ "Don Quixote" & Shakespeare’s Prospero in "The Tempest" : This 6 page research paper analyzes the contention that , "Don Quixote is a failed Prospero." Specifically discussed are the similarities and differences between Don Quixote and Prospero. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Quixpros.wps

Questioning Authority In Renaissance Drama : A 6 page paper looking at Shakespeare’s King Lear, The Tempest, and Spanish playwright Lope de Vega’s Fuente Ovejuna in terms of the degree to which they permit characters to question and flout authority. The paper argues that this has a great deal to do with the medieval view of government as a God-given hierarchy, and only as humanism began to take hold could authority be questioned. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Devega.wps

Disillusionment in "Timon of Athens" by William Shakespeare : In 8 pages the author discusses disillusionment in "The Life of Timon of Athens" by William Shakespeare. This play is a tragedy about a man who was once rich with both friends and wealth. Once Timon has lost his wealth, he also loses his "friends." The recurring theme in "The Life of Timon of Athens" is Timon's disillusionment. Bibliography lists 5 sources. PCtoa.wps

Timon Of Athens / Timon’s Personality Change : A 5 page paper on a little-known work by William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens. The paper analyzes the reason why the title character undergoes a sudden and total personality change at the end of Act III. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Timon.wps

The Tragedy Of Cymbeline / Nature of Evil : An 8 page paper analyzing the extent to which Shakespeare sidesteps the issue of evil in this seldom-produced play. The paper shows that by refusing to set any ground rules for social behavior early on, Shakespeare creates an atmosphere of amorality throughout the work. Bibliography lists six sources. Tragcym.wps

The Tragedy Of Cymbeline / A Character Study Of Imogen : This 2 page essay provide a character analysis of Imogen -- one of Shakespeare’s strongest female characters -- by analyzing three specific passages from the play. Imogen.rtf

Twelfth Night : A 2 page essay on effect and characterization in Shakespeare's "Twelfth night." No bibliography. 12thtrik.wps

Twelfth Night / Theme Of Love : A 3 page essay on the theme of love in Twelfth Night and how it is not particularly selective of gender. The writer argues that the play is Shakespeare's attempt to show us "what we are versus what we think we are." Specific examples relevant to Orsino, Olivia, and Viola, are used to illustrate points made. No other sources cited. Twellove.wps

Twelfth Night / Character Of Feste : A 5 page paper analyzing the character of Feste in Shakespeare’s play, Twelfth Night. The paper discusses the three dimensionalism of Feste’s character within the play. No additional sources cited. Feste.doc

Twelfth Night -- Live, On Stage ! : 2 page recounting of a college theatrical performance of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." Discussed are the actors' abitlies, stage direction, and of course,-- how this particular production may have differed from the original. No Bibliography. Twelfth.wps

Twelfth Night, As Directed by Kenneth Branagh : A 5 page paper that considers the important love relationships that develop between the characters of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, directed by Kenneth Branagh, and the comedic conflict that occurs as a result. Also considered is the role of Feste, and his importance in directing the concept of love. Shake2.wps

Shakespeare’s "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" / Valentine vs Proteus :
In 5 pages the author compares and contrasts Valentine's and Proteus' attitudes toward friendship and love in Shakespeare's "The Two Gentlemen of Verona, " and how these attitudes effected the ultimate outcome of the play. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Valprot.wps

Loyalty in William Shakespeare’s "The Two Gentlemen of Verona": A 5 page paper which examines the theme of loyalty that is present throughout William Shakespeare’s comedy, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1623?). No additional sources cited. TGVerona.rtf

Sonnet #15 : In 5 pages the writer discusses Shakespeare's Sonnet #15. The sonnet is paraphrased, each argumentative point of the quatrain, and the concluding couplet is restated, and the poem is analyzed. No additional sources cited. Sonnet15.wps

Shakespeare's Sonnet # 73 : An 8 page research paper on Shakespeare's Sonnet 73. The writer describes and analyzes the meaning of the sonnet, details the poetic elements in the sonnet, and discusses the general effect of the sonnet to the reader. Sonnet73.wps

Shakespeare’s Sonnet # 116 / Analysis Of Meaning : A 3 page essay exploring the meaning of Shakespeare's Sonnet #116. Through the use of metaphors, Shakespeare shares his conviction that love weathers all storms. 116.wps

Shakespeare's Sonnet #138 : A 4 page explication on this infamous author's work. Clearly suggesting an aging love relationship between a man and a woman, this sonnet is replete with symbolism. Sonne138.wps

"My Mistress' Eyes" & "Let Me Not To the Marriage of True Minds..." : 3 pages worth of notes and discussion on two of Shakespeare's sonnets bearing these titles. The writer focuses upon theme, symbolism, verse, tone, and more. No additional sources cited. Poeshak2.wps

"Shall I Compare Thee to A Summer's Day ? : A 2 paragraph essay explaining meaning and allusions in this well-known Shakespearean sonnet. No Bibliography. Poemshak.wps *TOTAL PRICE FOR THIS ESSAY ONLY $ 9.95 !

"Love's Labours Lost" / Character Of Berowne : A 6 page research paper analyzing the character of Berowne, one of three Lords who agree with King Ferdinand to create a little "academe." They vow to accomplish this moral and intellectual development. Berowne is the only one reluctant to sign the agreement and the writer examines his rationale. Bibliography cites two sources. Lovelabo.wps

Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus" / Violence and Violation : In 6 pages the author discusses violence and violation in "The Most Lamentable Tragedy of Titus Andronicus" by William Shakespeare. The play contains such acts as the sacrifice of a human being, the rape and mutilation of a chaste female, ritualistic slaughter, and cannibalism. There is violence and violation from the beginning to the end of the play. Bibliography lists 6 sources. PCtavv.doc

Shakespeare's "Winter's Tale" / Symbolism : In 5 pages the author discusses the symbolism present in "The Winter's Tale" by William Shakespeare. The play is filled with symbolism from its very title "The Winter's Tale" to the end. The title symbolizes the affiliation of the play with storytelling. In fact, Mamillius, who is the son to Leontes, the King of Sicilia, advises his mother, Hermione, in the second act that "a sad tale's best for winter" (2.1.27). This symbolic omen predicts what will come. No additional sources cited. PCwts.doc

Shakespeare’s Art as a Form of Love : This 5 page report discusses whether or not Shakespeare wants his art to serve as a form of love. Giving is a form and an act of love and Shakespeare certainly demonstrated his love for his audiences in giving them the characters and plots by which they might examine their own lives. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Artlove.wps

Writers Who Influenced Shakespeare : A 4 page paper that considers the major works that influenced the writings of Shakespeare. The writer demonstrates that while there is little documented evidence of influences, there are considerable textual similarities between Shakespeare's plays and the writings of Marlowe, Chaucer, Virgil and Seneca, as well as many influences noted from the Bible. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Shake1.wps

The Shakespeare Authorship Controversy : This 6 page paper explores what some call one of the world’s greatest mysteries, whether or not the works attributed to William Shakespeare were actually written by him. There is a movement to give credit to another who lived during the time period. The paper exposes that movement as having hidden motivations and concludes that William Shakespeare is the true author. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Shakauth.wps

Shakespeare's Treatment Of Women In His Political Plays : In this extremely well-written 8 page essay, the writer is concerned with how, in Richard III, women are given great clout,-- yet are disempowered at the same time. The phenomenon of Shakespeare's treatment of women is then compared with such in other plays (i.e., Henry IV - VII). It is concluded that Richard III is distinct in that the power Shakespeare takes from women is not only the power to curse and seduce; it is also the power to transcend the frame of historical representation, the ability to address the audience directly without the knowledge of the other characters, etc; Bibliography lists 12 sources. Shakewom.wps

Speeches from Henry IV (I.ii.185-192-I.ii.1-9) Analyzed : A 5 page paper which analyzes the speeches of Prince Hal and King Henry IV for metaphor, tone, how the speeches compare and contrast with each other. No additional sources cited. HenryIV2.wps

The Roots of Capitalism in Shakespeare and Mandeville : A 9 page paper discussing The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare and The Fable of the Bees by Bernard de Mandeville. The paper shows how the development of capitalism has had roots in distinctly non-capitalist values. No sources except books. Venice.wps

Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice / Exasperating Shylock : A 5 page paper on Shakespeare’s characterization of Shylock in The Merchant of Venice. The paper observes that in Shylock Shakespeare creates one of his most exasperating characters, one who is often heartless and cruel, but at other times sympathetic. Bibliography lists 1 source. Shylock.wps

Appearance Versus Reality In Thoreau, Coetzee, and Shakespeare :
A 5 page paper discussing the fact that it is the lens of society that distorts reality, thus making the perception of truth more difficult. The paper concludes that the individual is most himself when he is apart from the roles into which society has bound him. Bibliography lists three sources used to argue these points : Thoreau’s Walden, Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians, and Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. Thoreau.wps

The Evolution of Tragedy : A 5 page look at the changes the genre of dramatic tragedy has undergone between the days of the ancient Greeks and our own era. Examples are provided from Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, and Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Tragevo.wps

The Play Within the Play of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" & the Human Relationships of the Characters : This 6 page report discusses and compares the relationships of three of Shakespeare’s well known couples – Pyramus and Thisbe, Theseus and Hippolyta, and Romeo and Juliet. No additional sources cited. Shakes.wps

Magic In "A Midsummer’s Night Dream" And "Sir Gawain And The Green Knight" : A 5 page paper discussing how magic is employed in the two works. King Oberon uses the magical potions in order to effect his own short-term gain; Sir Gawain uses his as an aid in keeping himself pure as he desires to be. No additional sources cited. Midsum4.wps

Shakespeare / Violence In Julius Caesar and Romeo & Juliet : A 5 page essay on the textual effects of violence in society in "Julius Caesar" and "Romeo and Juliet." The writer posits that in the end, the manipulated public has disappeared from the text. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Ceasroju.doc

Taming Of The Shrew vs. Romeo & Juliet / Marital Choice : An 8 page paper looking at William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and Romeo and Juliet. The writer notes that whereas Juliet, initially the more socially-conventional of the two, took a forceful and active hand in choosing her own mate, Kate the Shrew found herself forced into not only a marriage but a role in life which did not reflect her personality, with a man so unlike the person she would have been expected to marry that her personality was altered to fit. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Romshrew.wps

Taming vs. Much Ado / Shakespearean Pairs : A 3 page analysis of "Much Ado About Nothing" and "The Taming of the Shrew," which focuses on Shakespeare's frequent use of pairs, i.e. two plots, two female leads, two male leads, etc. and how this structural device was used both to progress the plot and also to aid characterization. No additional sources cited. Shapair.wps

Taming vs. Much Ado # 2 / Use Of Dramatic : A 3 page analysis of the use of dramatic irony in "Much Ado About Nothing" and "The Taming of the Shrew." The writer argues that the use of dramatic irony in "Much Ado About Nothing" is more subtle then in "The Taming of the Shrew," and that the more obvious use of dramatic irony in "Shrew" facilitated the play's ribald nature and broad humor. No additional sources cited. Mushrew.wps

"Romeo & Juliet" & "The Phoenix & the Turtle" vs. "The Crow" : This 5 page research paper examines the parallel themes which run through William Shakespeare's play, "Romeo and Juliet," his poem, "The Phoenix and the Turtle" and Alex Proyas' 1993 film, The Crow. Specifically compared are the portrayal of eternal love, death, and peace in the works. Bibliography lists 1 source. Shakcrow.wps

Love as Disguise and Revelation in Shakespeare’s Comedies : A 10 page paper looking at three of Shakespeare’s comedies -- As You Like It, Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Twelfth Night -- and the motifs of disguise, transformation, and revelation in each. It concludes that the disguised state is a learning stage, and in order to return life to its proper place, this stage must be transcended, and the characters must learn from it and go on with their lives in a more conventional way. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Lovesha.wps

Loss And Restoration In The Plays Of Shakespeare : This 5 page paper analyzes how William Shakespeare convicts loss and restoration in his plays. Specific examples are provided from The Tempest, Midsummer Night’s Dream, & Macbeth. Midsumr.rtf

The Price Of Love In Shakespeare’s Comedies : A 10 page analysis of 4 of Shakespeare’s comedies: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Taming of the Shrew, and All’s well that ends well. The writer discusses these plays from the standpoint of the obstacles which the lover’s had to overcome in order to reach a happy ending. The writer argues that these obstacles, as well as making a good story, also served to illustrate the purity and high spiritual level of the lovers’ devotion. No secondary sources cited. Lovecom.wps

Magic In "A Midsummer’s Night Dream" And "Sir Gawain And The Green Knight" : A 5 page paper discussing how magic is employed in the two works. King Oberon uses the magical potions in order to effect his own short-term gain; Sir Gawain uses his as an aid in keeping himself pure as he desires to be. No additional sources cited. Midsum4.wps

The Search For Meaning In King Lear & Macbeth : A 6 page paper looking at these two Shakespearean plays in terms of twentieth-century psychologist Viktor Frankl’s theories on the relationship of suffering and meaning in life. The paper concludes that both Shakespeare and Frankl show that without a sense of meaning whose ground is in the self, life has no meaning at all. Bibliography lists four sources. Learmac.wps

"Antony & Cleopatra" vs. "King Lear" / The Villain as Himself : A 5 page paper looking at both these plays by William Shakespeare in terms of the playwright’s use of villains. The paper shows that in both these plays, the protagonist is at least partly responsible -- through the shortcomings of his own character -- for his own defeat. No additional sources cited. Cleolear.wps

Chastity As A Threat In Measure for Measure vs. Midsummer Night’s Dream :   A 12 page paper examining whether Shakespeare found the concept of chastity threatening. It concludes that what he actually found threatening was virginity because it violated the order of nature; chastity, or purity of soul, he had no problem with at all. Bibliography lists twelve sources. Measure2.wps

Order & Superstition In Shakespeare’s Tragedies : A 5 page paper discussing the presence and significance of omens, portents, and prophesies in Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Julius Caesar. The writer concludes that because Shakespeare saw the world as something planned and coherent, it is possible to divine that plan through supernatural sources. Bibliography lists five sources. Supersha.wps

Three Plays, Three Directors : A 9 page paper that discusses three plays of William Shakespeare, "Twelfth Night" directed by Kenneth Branagh, "Othello" directed by Oliver Parker, and "Richard III" directed by Richard Loncraine. This paper focuses on the dramatic presentations of the theme of love in these three plays. Shake3.wps

Othello's Iago vs. King Lear's Edmund : A well-written 3 page essay in which the writer compares Iago and Edmund as two villainous characters-- neither of them at all admirable. Parallels are drawn between the two and sufficient evidence is given to support the thesis that we should not sympathize with either one of them. No Bibliography. Iagoking.wps

Anger Conflicts in Hamlet, Othello & King Lear : A 3 page paper on the anger-based emotional conflicts in Shakespeare’s works: Hamlet, Othello and King Lear. The basis for this anger and the results of the anger-induced behavior by the works’ protagonists is presented within the family structure. Bibliography list 1 source. Hokl.wps

Shakespeare & the Effectiveness of Death / Juliet vs. Cleopatra : This insightful and analytical 8 page paper compares the deaths of two of Shakespearean characters : Juliet (Romeo & Juliet) and Cleopatra (Antony & Cleopatra). The thesis is argued that while their two stories did indeed have many similarities, Juliet's death was a much more effective one from a literary standpoint as Cleopatra's death was not as striking nor as saddening. Numerous examples from each story are provided to support this point. Bibliography lists 6 critical sources. Julicleo.wps

Sexuality In Othello, Hamlet, And Anthony & Cleopatra : A 12 page paper describing Shakespeare's use of sexuality in three of his plays. The writer explores the themes of incest, adultery, interracial love, and obsession. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Sexshake.wps

Shakespeare’s Proto-Feminism In "Antony and Cleopatra" and "Hamlet" : A 10 page paper discussing the character of Shakespeare’s women in these two plays. The paper specifically contrasts Cleopatra and Ophelia, and discusses whether the Bard was a proto-feminist. No additional sources cited. Cleo.wps

"Hamlet" and "Othello" / Themes of Friendship & Betrayal : This 5 page research paper discusses how the themes of friendship and betrayal are expressed in the William Shakespeare plays, Hamlet and Othello. Specifically discussed are how each theme is defined, developed and resolved (or not) over the course of each play among the different characters, and the images which further reinforces the themes. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Frienbet.wps

Hamlet & Othello / The Men : A 5 page paper examining the main characters, Hamlet and Othello, of the same titled plays by Shakespeare. Both men, while coming from different backgrounds and holding different titles, are essentially made of the same stuff. They are bold and brave men who are full of passion and strength. They are good men with powerful morals. They know what is right and they fight for the truth and also for love. No additional sources cited. Hamoth.wps

Shakespeare’s Women / Taming vs. Much Ado : A 10 page paper on the women characters in Taming of the Shrew and Much Ado About Nothing. The writer examines the traditional and non-traditional women's roles as they are portrayed by Bianca and Hero, and Katherine and Beatrice, respectively. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Shakswmn.wps

As You Like It vs. Merchant of Venice / Shakespeare's Portrayal of Women :
The comedies of Shakespeare are often the forum for comment concerning the assignment of gender roles that were true for the Elizabethan society of which he was a part. Under the auspices of the pen and the play he was able to portray women in ways that were not generally acceptable. The characters of Rosalind from "As You Like It" and Portia from "A Merchant of Venice" are two cases in point. This 10 page paper examines the use of dialogue, character and costuming in the presentation of gender roles. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Womnshak.wps

Defoe’s "Moll Flanders" vs. Shakespeare’s "Much Ado" : An 8 page paper that explores how the female characters related to the concept of marriage in these two works. The writer posits that while the author’s came from differing viewpoints, their intent was similar in both works—to show that marriage was viewed as the answer to security for women, but that it either did or did not provide that security. The paper discusses this position from the female characters, as portrayed by the authors. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Mollado.wps

Fathers In Shakespeare : This 7 page paper analyzes the behaviors the fathers in three specific plays: Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear, and Macbeth. The attributes of the fathers caused the deaths of their children in two cases and significant heartache in the other. The three share some similarities in terms of their personalities and goals in life but they are also quite different from each other. The writer points out these differences and similarities with supporting text. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Shakdads.wps

Shakespeare’s Selfish Fathers : A 6 page paper showing the prevalence of the motif of the self-serving father in Shakespeare’s plays. It particularly examines Prospero from The Tempest, Lord Capulet from Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet’s two fathers from Hamlet. Bibliography lists one source. Tempest2.wps

Social Class In Midsummer Night’s Dream vs. Julius Caesar : This 8 page paper analyzes the depiction of the lower social class in Shakespeare's plays by examining the roles of the 'rude mechanicals' in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and the plebeians in "Julius Caesar." Rudepleb.wps

Works of Shakespeare / The Importance of Reviewing Critical Literature : 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. Shakelit.wps

The Page Comes to Life / Shakespeare Observed : A 5 page paper on the recent book by Samuel Crowl. It shows how Samuel Crowl focuses on the performance of Shakespeare as opposed to the solitary explication of it, and shows how very different these two modes of writing are, and what different demands they make on both the writer and his "audience". No additional sources cited. Crowl.wps

Homer’s "The Odyssey" & Shakespeare’s "Julius Caesar" Analyzed : This 5 page research paper compares and contrasts Homer’s epic Greek poem, "The Odyssey," with William Shakespeare’s tragic play, "Julius Caesar." Bibliography lists 5 sources. Odyjul.wps

Journeys in Three Shakespearean Plays : A 5 page paper on the topic of the journey as depicted in Hamlet, Othello, and Romeo and Juliet. The writer notes that in every case, the literal journey encompasses only a very tiny section of the play; but the hero’s departure and return at that precise point in the plot has great significance to the outcome of the story as a whole. Bibliography lists one source. Shakjou.wps

The Tempest and All’s Well That Ends Well / Liberation & Coercion :
A 6 page paper comparing pairs of characters in these two Shakespearean plays. Specifically, the paper compares the way Prospero restricts Miranda’s freedom versus the way Helena entraps Bertram, and contrasts the two plays’ very different resolutions. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Liberco.wps

Comedy in "Antony and Cleopatra" vs. "All For Love" : A 5 page paper analyzing the use of the techniques and structures of comedy in these two works. The paper notes that because Shakespeare wrote in the Elizabethan era and Dryden during the Restoration, their differing sensibilities cause them to write a play that was natural and charming on the one hand and formal and sophisticated on the other. No additional sources listed. Antcleo.doc

"The Tempest" vs. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" : A 7 page paper comparing and contrasting elements of the two plays. Comparisons on difficulties staging due to exotic locales of the plays, imagery, good v. evil. Contrasts on allegorical references in The Tempest. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Tempdrea.wps

Love as Seen in Twelfth Night & Midsummer Night's Dream : A 4 page analytical look at Shakespeare's different depictions of love as seen in Twelfth Night and Midsummer Night's Dream. The writer argues that while Twelfth Night dealt with "courtly" -- or "romantic" love, Midsummer's Night Dream explored the very nature of love itself-- asking us how we can ever really know for sure when love is real. No Bibliography. Midsumer.wps

Shakespeare’s Ophelia and Mariana / The Power of Identity : A 6 page analysis of these two characters from "Hamlet" and "Measure for Measure". It notes that as similar as Ophelia and Mariana seem on the surface, however, their fates are very different. Ophelia has had every advantage in life -- nurturing, guidance, and love -- but Mariana is the one whose firm orientation to her goal will allow her to triumph. Bibliography lists four sources including the two plays. Mariana.wps

Hamlet & Measure For Measure / The Power of Identity : 5 pages in length-- Focuses on Shakespeare’s Ophelia (from Hamlet) and Mariana (from Measure For Measure). The writer notes that as similar as Ophelia and Mariana seem on the surface, however, their fates are very different. Ophelia has had every advantage in life -- nurturing, guidance, and love -- but Mariana is the one whose firm orientation to her goal will allow her to triumph. Bibliography lists four sources including the two plays. Ophiden.wps

"Measure For Measure" vs. "Much Ado About Nothing" : An 8 page paper comparing and contrasting these two plays by William Shakespeare. The writer examines the characters, plot, and atmosphere of each. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Measure.wps

Oedipus, Hamlet and Romeo & Juliet Analyzed : This 6 page research paper compares and contrasts Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet with Sophocles’ Oedipus. Specifically discussed are the ironic literary settings exhibited in each play, as well as common tragic themes of betrayal, murder and suicide, providing quotations from the plays’ texts to support argument. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Oedhamrj.wps

Hamlet & Othello, Shakespeare's Response to Women through Female Characters : In 8 pages the author discusses Shakespeare's response to women through female characters in "Hamlet" and "Othello". "It is interesting to note the role of women in William Shakespeare's plays. Many of them are two-dimensional. They portrayals of subservient women. It is only in the close examination of his works that one is able to suppose his intent in creating characters that inspire that type of controversy. Two works, 'Hamlet' and 'Othello' stand out particularly well in regards to Shakespeare's use of female characters. Examination of these two plays, will show that Shakespeare, circumvented them by creating resolute female characters with a strong sense of self, although conforming to the contemporary attitudes of women at the same time." Bibliography lists 6 sources. Hamoth2.wps

Shakespeare's Reliance on the Supernatural in Hamlet & Macbeth : In 5 pages the author discusses William Shakespeare's reliance on the supernatural in the plays "Hamlet" and "Macbeth". "In the 1500s there was strong belief in the existence of the supernatural. The supernatural was a recurring theme in many of Shakespeare's works. In Hamlet and Macbeth, the supernatural was an essential part of the structure of the plot. Supernatural provided a catalyst for action. It also provided an insight into characters, and magnified the impact of several key scenes in both of the plays. The role of the supernatural was essential in both Hamlet and Macbeth." Macham.wps

Patriotism And Power In Shakespeare’s "Richard II" And "Henry IV" :
This 3 page essay discusses issues of power, patriotic sentiments, and heroic characteristics in "Richard II" and "Henry IV." No additional sources cited. Rich25.wps

Richard VIII And King Lear : A 5 page evaluation of the roles these two kings played within the confines of their individual plays. "King Lear" by Shakespeare, and "A Man or All Seasons" by Robert Bolt are the plays under examination. The evaluation of the two kings is in context of their effectiveness in relationship to those around them. Being that they are both kings of great influence they are incredibly effective in most regards. This, of course, is not to say that their effectiveness could be deemed as positive in most cases, but that their personalities and their positions predestined them to effectiveness. No additional sources cited. LearVII.wps

Illustrations From Three Shakespeare Plays / Othello, Hamlet & Coriolanus : In 5 pages, the writer takes illustrations from three plays: Othello, Hamlet, & Coriolanus and analyzes them with regard to the "presentational theater" according to Russ McDonald. No additional sources cited. Illshake.wps

A Midsummer Night's Dream vs. Much Ado About Nothing / A Comparison
In 6 pages the author compares two of Shakespeare's comedies: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Much Ado About Nothing." When compared and contrasted many similarities and differences are found in terms of the relationships that are seen between love and marriage, sex and dowries, and fathers and daughters in the comedies "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Much Ado About Nothing" by William Shakespeare. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Msndmd.wps

Comedy Hinging On Mistakes In "The Merchant Of Venice" And "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" : This 3 page essay discusses the ways in which comic action often is the result of mistakes, delusions, and disguises that result in a great deal of confusion before they are ever resolved. No additional sources cited. Comhin.wps

Homoeroticism in Three Plays of Shakespeare : A 12 page paper which examines homoeroticism, as exhibited in the William Shakespeare plays, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, and Twelfth Night. Specifically considered are the homoerotic undertones of same-gender friendships, cross-dressing and transformation. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Homoshak.wps

Much Ado About Relationships – Connections Of Love And Marriage, Fathers And Daughters, Sex And Dowries In Shakespeare : This 5 page report discusses the relationships among the characters of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" and "Much Ado About Nothing." No additional sources cited. Speare2.wps

Oedipus, The King & Henry IV : A 5 page paper comparing and contrasting the two plays which focuses on the relationship between fathers and sons and the forces of Good and Evil as instruments of either destruction or reward. No additional sources cited. Henoed.wps

Magic In Shakespeare & Goethe : A 5 page paper that details the passage of magic, dreams, and incantations in a Midsummer Nights Dream and Goethe’s Faust. The writer also examines how both works display these qualities and goes into significant plot analysis as well. Midg.wps

The Postmodern Shakespeare : A 10 page analysis of the validity of the opinions of philosopher Stanley Cavell regarding Shakespeare’s five greatest tragedies -- Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra. The paper concludes that Cavell’s insights, contained in his book Discovering Knowledge in Six Plays of Shakespeare, can be appropriately applied to Shakespeare, because Shakespeare’s mindset was very similar to that experienced by many people in the late twentieth century -- as well as aberrant for the early seventeenth. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Postshak.wps

Comparison of Dante from "Inferno" and King Lear from Shakespeare's "King Lear" : In 5 pages the author discusses the similarities and differences between Dante and King Lear. "'King Lear' is a tragedy that was written by William Shakespeare. 'Inferno' is part one of a three-part story, which was written by Dante Alighieri. Although both stories are tragedies and contain great suffering, Dante is without a doubt the stronger of the two characters. The men share a commonality of fate stepping in and deciding their actions for them. Dante's fate, however was a much better one than Lear's was. Dante thought himself unworthy and Lear thought himself great. They were both wrong. Both men had eye-opening experiences. In Lear's case, it was too late." Dantlear.wps

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