But have you ever wondered why are we still studying it? Why are we learning about something that is so old and has no use? Well we study Shakespeare’s plays today such as Macbeth because the stories are timeless, beautifully written and has been spent a lot of time on. It traces the minds of an ambitious and ruthless man and his wife, and what happens when the moral lines are crossed. Of course killing the king was a major problem, but Macbeth has the opportunity.
Melizabeth Garcia November 23, 2011 AP Literature In the beginning of Act III, the King and Queen are discussing Hamlet’s behavior with his friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. The court is wondering why Hamlet is so depressed and behaving strangely. Claudius and Polonius plan on spying on Ophelia and Hamlet’s conversation. Hamlet is contemplating whether to kill himself or to live and face the consciences. Shakespeare’s use of word choice and imagery show Hamlet’s thoughts on the vitality of life and worthiness of life and Shakespeare also shows how Hamlet is more intelligent then what people take him to be.
They can be that his stories are amazing, dark and deep. That he shaped the English language we know today, and also that his writing style itself was so beautiful that other writers can recognize that as well. The question I think needs to be answered is: Why is Shakespeare so important, and why is he still relevant today? Shakespeare genuinely tried to write for his audiences. He wanted the plot to strike them even if it didn’t sit well with them.
The movie made it easier for people to feel for Chris because he was friendly and gentle. It allowed people to admire him for pursuing, his dreams. However, the book made it seem like he was foolish and selfish, and was caught up in this illogical mindset. “Roman, Andrew, and I stay up well past midnight, trying to make sense of McCandless’s life and death, yet his essence remains slippery, vague, elusive.”(p. 186) This left people to think that he deserved to die for his arrogance. While portrayed as a harsh character in the book, Chris’ father Walt is seen as an even harder character in the movie, they pushed Walt’s character even more, adding more tension between Chris and himself.
Hamlet spies her from the second floor of one section of the castle. He hears attentively and preoccupied to know what Ophelia is being told to do. Obviously, Hamlet loves her and with this, he knew what Polonius thought about him and his loving feelings. The third instance is Polonius trying to spy on Hamlet through his letters to Ophelia. He notices Hamlet’s strange behavior and goes to the King and Queen to tell them that he believes Hamlet is mad.
April 15, 2013 OTHELLO Extra Credit Response According to Aristotle’s six elements of drama, Othello was the tragic hero whose weakness for having faith in those who he thinks tell the truth (Iago) allows him to be manipulated and blinded his jealousy that Iago created as an illusion. This downfall of his led to the death of Desdemona. Othello’s lack for evidence, such as proof of the handkerchief, allowed tragedy to occur in the play. Seeing the play Othello live rather than reading it from a book allowed me to understand the writing and meaning of Shakespeare. Watching Othello, I already knew the underlined themes and symbolism, etc.
"Soliloquy” is used for character revelation, by which the dramatist conveys the secret thoughts and/or intentions of the character, to the audience or the reader of the drama, but preserves their secrecy from the other characters of that drama. Shakespeare's soliloquies are projected for the same. In the first soliloquy, Hamlet expresses his pain for his father’s death and his unhappiness towards his mother marrying his uncle, within such a short time of his father’s death. Hamlet expresses his bitter feelings against the disloyalty of his own mother in particular and womanhood in general. he expresses his sourness against the treachery of his uncle.
In the play, Hamlet is portrayed as a very philosophical character that thinks and analyzes every situation to the extreme. Hamlet undergoes many difficult situations such as the murder of his father, which causes him to act in a very mad and crazy manner, which plays a role in his relationship with Ophelia. Before the incident of Hamlet’s father’s death, Hamlet loves Ophelia and he demonstrates this by showing romantic gestures such as exchanging love letters with her. Hamlet sends her letters in which he refers to her as “the most beautified Ophelia” and his “soul’s idol” (2.2.109-110). Hamlet clearly demonstrates his expressions and feeling towards her through this letter and shows us that he does love her.
Through his use of verbal language techniques and devices, Shakespeare develops loving as an unwanted, painful, disease throughout his play Twelfth Night that ultimately can turn men into monsters. He both conveys this warning to the audience and makes the play interesting and attention grabbing for them by skilfully using metaphors, comparison, emotional language, rhyme and allusion. Twelfth Night is a timeless piece of literature thanks to the intricate verbal techniques that Shakespeare weaves with a purpose into the play. In Twelfth Night, Shakespeare portrays love as a “hunger” to show that we are pained by it when we cannot satisfy it, drawing similarities between the ache of loving someone to “hunger pains”. He also uses a metaphor to convey his opinion that the need for love is as great as the need for food.
Will (William Shakespeare) is the main character in `Shakespeare in Love'. His plays are much loved by all but in the beginning of this film, he finds himself struggling with writers' block. While trying to unlock this creative block he unlocks much more and discovers more about himself and love. During `Shakespeare in Love', Will unlocks a side of him that is rarely revealed: love instead of lust. Will constantly lusts over women but rarely falls in love.