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A 6 page essay exploring how the play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead reflects specific aspects of life: 1. humans as social animals and 2. how the individual finds his or her place in society. The confusions and feelings of what am I doing here and why am I doing it are emphasized.

An 8 page critique of Shakespeare's 'Antony & Cleopatra.' The writer posits that many conceptual problems run throughout the play and that 'Shakespeare's thematic message is never made clear in the end to its poorly constructed action.' Bibliography lists 16 sources.

A 5 page essay about the Shakespeare play, Antony and Cleopatra. The writer explores the ways later writers rewrote the play to suit their times.

A 3 page paper looking at the dramatic oppositions presented in the contrast of Egypt with Rome, Cleopatra with Octavius, in Shakespeare's play. The paper observes that in the play's resolution, Shakespeare is able to meld Rome's sense of order with Cleopatra's passion. No additional sources cited.

In 3 pages, the author analyzes in detail the soliloquy of Cleopatra when she is speaking to Dolabella Act 5, Scene 2 of "The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra" by William Shakespeare. The importance of the lines in relation to the theme of the play, and the imagery are discussed. No additional sources cited.

This 5 page paper considers the marriage of Celia to Oliver as a symbol of redemption and reunification and initiates the return of the family of Sir Rowland de Boys to favor in the Court of the Duke as the theme of marriage serves to reunify Duke Frederick and Duke Senior. This paper also ...

This 5 page paper discusses the characterization of Rosalind in Shakespeare's comedy. The writer argues that Rosalind is essentially "the star" of the play. She is, in many ways, centuries ahead of her time; she's bright, innovative, mischievous, and possesses great inner strength, etc; No additional sources used.

A 6 page paper discussing Shakespeare's play in the context of the Elizabethan pastoral tradition. The writer concludes that 'As You Like It' is very much a pastoral play, yet it adds a significant amount of psychological depth not present in most pastorals. Bibliography lists 8 sources; in addition, the paper includes a FREE 1 ...

A 5 page paper which examines the characterization of Ophelia as an amoral girl who affirms Prince Hamlet's mistrust of all women in William Shakespeare's tragedy, Hamlet, specifically concentrating on Act II, Scene ii and Act III, Scene i.

'Comedy Of Errors'

  • 17 page paper

A 17 page paper discussing the characters in Shakespeare's 'Comedy of Errors.' The main focus is on the importance of the entering and the exiting of the many characters. In examining the play from this perspective it becomes obvious that some of the characters are there merely to provide a solid base for which ...

In 5 pages the author discusses the element of tragedy in "The Comedy of Errors" by William Shakespeare. All is not as it seems in Ephesus. Are all of the townspeople mad or is there a reason for their confusion? This is a play about familial relationships and mistaken identity. The play is ...

Comic Relief in Hamlet

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page paper in which the writer identifies several comic scenes in Hamlet, demonstrates how Shakespeare was able to weave humor into this very heavy play, and discusses what this interplay of humor and melancholy says about Shakespeare's own philosophy. No additional sources cited.

A 9 page paper which first defines the classic dramatic structure and then demonstrates how Shakespeare's Hamlet fits the pattern. After discussing what type of action belongs in each phase of the dramatic structure -- setup, complication, climax, and resolution -- the paper shows where each of these occurs in Hamlet. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 4 page essay on the famous speech and its relationship to Hamlet's actions throughout the play. The writer details the similarities to other sentiments expressed by Hamlet, the words and images themselves, and the character traits that Hamlet exhibits in this speech. No additional sources cited.

This 5 page research paper examines the opening lines of Hamlet's famous soliloquy, 'To Be or Not to Be' to determine why those particular words are featured in Shakespeare's play. Specifically discussed are what the impact of this phrase on the scenes which follow. Bibliography lists 1 source.

A 4 page paper analyzing the strange conversation between Hamlet and Ophelia right after his famous soliloquy. It shows how he is no longer seeing Ophelia as the girl he courted but as a representative of the female sex -- of which his treacherous mother is also a part. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page paper which examines the characterization of Ophelia as the innocent victim who has become a pawn in games of madness and revenge in William Shakespeare's tragedy, Hamlet, specifically concentrating on Act II, Scene ii and Act III, Scene i.

A 5 page paper looking at the way the personality traits and behavior of these two characters in Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' emphasize those of Hamlet himself through contrast. The paper concludes that Hamlet as dependent on the opinions of others as Ophelia is, but neither is he as decisive as Laertes. No additional sources.

A 5 page paper that examines the elements needed to produce a literary masterpiece. Included as examples are Shakespeare's 'Hamlet', Homer's 'Odyssey', and the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

In 5 pages, the author discusses Miranda of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" and Ophelia of Shakespeare's "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark." At first glance, both Miranda from Shakespeare's "The Tempest," and Ophelia from " The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark" appear to be peripheral and unsophisticated characters in plays that center on the ...

This 12 page paper provides some distinct answers to 12 questions about the nature of acting, including assessments of the variations between Mel Gibson and Kenneth Branaugh's interpretations of Hamlet and Paul Robeson's history of American acting. This paper outlines some major points to be used in response to the questions provided.

A 5 page paper on the very short passage in Act IV, Scene III of Hamlet, in which Claudius asks Hamlet what he has done with Polonius' body. It argues that Hamlet's strange responses address not only the location of the body, but Claudius' guilt for Hamlet's father's death. No additional sources cited.

A 4 page paper exploring the scene where Hamlet kills Polonius from a theatrical/ staging perspective. It discusses the gestures, tone, costuming, groupings, movements, and exits and entrances to show how best to enhance the scene's theme. No additional sources cited.

A 6 page explication of Claudius' significance in the play. Writer discuss the evolution of his character throughout the story, etc; Bibliography cites 4 outside sources.

A 5 page argumentative paper comparing and contrasting the characters of Claudius and Hamlet with specific emphasis on each of their moral values. Bibliography cites 5 supporting sources.

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