well, for the matter of fact all i had to do was make this up and it worked.... i hope. a central motif in the play is trickery or deceit, whether for good or evil purposes. counterfeiting, or concealing one's true feelings, is part of this motif. everyone seems to lie; good characters as well as evil ones engage in deceit as they attempt to conceal their feelings: beatrice and benedick mask their feelings for one another with bitter insults; don john spies on claudio and hero; don pedro and his 'crew' deceive benedick and beatrice. who hides and what is hidden?
(Shmoop Editorial Team)Throughout the sonnet there is use of imagery, for example “It is the star” emphasizing that love will guide you. Through the duration of the sonnet love being permanent is exaggerated greatly. Shakespeare emphases how true love always preserves, despite any obstacles that may arise, “Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks”. Inferring from this, we can tell he is trying to get across that even if the circumstance or person changes, love never dies. Sonnet 116 uses repeated pairs of words, “love is not love”, “alters when alteration finds” suggesting it is to be like “couples” and to also further emphasize the theme of love in the sonnet.
What do other characters, besides Othello think of him? Othello was one of William Shakespeare's greatest plays ever written, and arguably one of the greatest stories ever told. While having many parallels to Romeo and Juliet, another of Shakespeare's great writings, they couldn't be further apart in terms of characters. One character in particular , Iago who is the antagonist of the story plays a very important , sinister role in the lives of Othello and Desdemona. Iago who many people perceived to be an honest man when it couldn't be further from the truth and in Othello's cased it proved to be a deadly mistake for trusting him.
The actors speak Shakespeare’s dialogue eloquently and beautifully which I can personally deem as poetry in motion. Having Macbeth interpreted this way; I believe that it makes it much more relatable and easier to understand. Often times, people have trouble when it comes to Shakespeare’s choice of words and how he lays out the discourse of his plays. In this film, that dilemma seems to be thrown out the window and the words paired with the actions, actors, and setting in the film, make it effortless to follow along. The acting is spot-on in this film.
At whom is the satire directed--the four "models," or the people who stereotype others? What is the implication of these men being presented as if they are machines? 3. Describe the character of Miss Jimenez. Do you find that she is treated sympathetically by the play?
When attempting to view “Macbeth’” through the eyes of Machiavelli, one can draw several conclusions based on Machiavelli’s “The Prince.” Four criticism, one good and three bad, are that Macbeth was willing to use cruelty to achieve power, he used cruelty poorly, he was changeable and irresolute, and he chose his advisers poorly. First, Machiavelli would admire Macbeth’s willingness to use cruelty as a means to achieve power. In Chapter VIII of “The Prince,” Machiavelli relates stories of Agathocles, who became King of Syracuse, and Oliverotto who became prince of the city of Fermo. While relating these stories, Machiavelli does not condemn the acts of cruelty these men perpetrated but simply tells them without judgment. From this, the reader can infer that Machiavelli has no negative opinion of the men, but is simply reciting the facts.
Every individual has his or her personal likes and dislikes in literature. For some, William Shakespeare is a godsend to the literary world and the Adam of the modern-day English language. For others, he is no more than the devil in Elizabethan dress. One thing that cannot be disputed about him, however, was his was his ability to develop round, multidimensional characters within his plays. It doesn’t matter if we have in mind the villainous Iago, the love struck Romeo, or the treacherous wife of Macbeth.
“Double, double, toil and trouble” (Shakespeare 75), what is the perfect recipe for an amazing play? Some may say romance, drama, and a happy ending. But then there is Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth. What makes this play amazing is the blood, the fates of immortal instruments, and light vs. darkness. It may be hard to read Shakespeare for some, but for others who can take the time and understand the “ingredients” that it took to create this amazing play, love it and bask in it.
Shakespeare’s great characters have remained popular because of their complexity; for example, we can see ourselves as gentle Hamlet, forced against his better nature to seek murderous revenge. For this reason Shakespeare is deeply admired by actors, and many consider playing a Shakespearean character to be the most difficult and most rewarding role possible. 4) Ability to Turn a Phrase Many of the common expressions now thought to be clichés were Shakespeare's creations. Chances are you use Shakespeare's expressions all the time even though you may not know it is the Bard you
Alexander mention in his article that the only characters in the play who regard Hamlet as mad is the king and his henchman, even those were full of doubts and we can see this through the king speech when he ordered his henchman to go and talk with Hamlet and know from him why he puts on this confusion, this implies that the king understand Hamlet's strange behavior as feign and not real madness. Even Polonius; though he is the first person to declare that Hamlet is mad and has lost his mind, and the purpose of his madness is due to his love with Ophelia, yet he declares that Hamlet is clever by saying: "Thought he is mad, but there is method in it" (II.ii.203-4). This implies that Hamlet has purpose or plan for his madness; he assures that he is pretending. He ends his article by illustrating his point of view: There need no doubt, then that Hamlet's madness was really feigned.. . .