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A 5 page paper which examines the similarities and differences between William Shakespeare's tragic plays, "Hamlet" and "Macbeth," specifically concentrating on the roles of the supernatural, the effect Ophelia and Lady Macbeth have on the main characters, and comparing and contrasting the protagonists Hamlet and Macbeth. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 5 page paper which discusses whether the plays "Othello" and "Macbeth" effectively collude the structures of patriarchy. Bibliography lists 3 additional sources.

A 4 page paper which considers Macbeth from an updated setting of New York mob territory of the 1920s, and through an examination of thematic issues, discusses what the change in time and locale reveals about the play. No additional sources are used.

In five pages this paper examines how the content of these plays by William Shakespeare portrays the protagonists as villains in a consideration of the contrasting images of darkness and light and how chaos results when men who have not rightfully ascended to the kingship sit on the throne. One source is cited in ...

A 5 page paper which considers the tragic elements of these characters by examining conflicts between father and child, good king/person and bad king/person, male and female. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 10 page paper which analyzes William Shakespeare’s use of light, darkness, sight and blindness in his play, 'Macbeth,' through the characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 3 page paper which discusses what makes this play a compelling drama. No additional sources are used.

A 5 page paper which examines the role and function of Christian symbolism, with the thesis supported by the incorporation of five quotes from the play. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 10 page paper which examines how Shakespeare’s view of kingship is represented in these plays. No additional sources are used.

In six pages this paper examines the metamorphosis events that resulted in the changes of the main characters in this tragedy by William Shakespeare. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

In three pages this paper examines how masks of betrayal, falsehood, and concealment are worn by Banquo, Macbeth, and Lady Macbeth throughout the third act of William Shakespeare’s tragic play. The bibliography lists no additional sources.

In three pages this paper analyzes how the interplay between fear and foresight affects individuals making life-altering choices in this tragedy. Two sources are listed in the bibliography.

A 4 page paper which examines the similarities of the two characters, their problems and life situations. No additional sources are used.

A 5 page paper which examines how kingship is presented in the play in terms of a king’s values, and how Macbeth either follows or breaks them. Specifically considered is the role of king as a leader, his qualities, the notion that the king is appointed by God and the significance of this within ...

This 5 page paper discusses the case studies that might be developed for Lady Macbeth, Hermia and Helena. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 3 page paper which illustrates how confrontation concerning Macbeth’s manhood lead to murder in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of disorder in Shakespeare's "Macbeth". Text references suggest the theme of disorder in Macbeth's ascension and Lady Macbeth's madness. Bibliography lists 1 source.

This 5 page paper compares and contrasts these two infamous works. Common themes are discussed with an emphasis on death. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 12 page report discusses Shakespeare’s “darkest drama.” “The Scottish Play” is loosely based on an event in Scottish history, the death of King Duncan (sometimes referred to as “Duncan the Meek”) at the hands of a family member -- Macbeth -- who was a great “thane” or lord. Regardless of the many historical accounts of the lineage and accomplishments of ...

A 3 page paper which compares and contrasts the female characters of each play (Lady Macbeth, Lady Macduff, and the Witches of “Macbeth,” and Volumnia, Virgilia, and Valeria of “Coriolanus”). Specifically considered are what these female characters symbolize and what conclusions can be drawn regarding the roles of women. No additional sources are ...

This 7 page report discusses the ways in which in much of Shakespeare’s work, the supernatural -- in the form of ghosts, fairies, strange creatures, and unnatural weather phenomena -- exist as much as a character in the play as any of the flesh and blood characters. In several of Shakespeare’s other works, the function of the supernatural is a ...

A 4 page paper which examines why this play should be considered a tragedy. No additional sources are used.

A 10 page paper looking at how spoken communication emerges as a potent leadership skill in Shakespeare's play. The paper concludes that both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are, at different times, able to influence others to do their will; but in neither case could they establish leadership roles based on inspiration, respect, or loyalty, which ...

A paper which looks at the historical background to Shakespeare's Macbeth, and in particular the sources which he used for his characters and the extent to which the play is historically accurate. Bibliography lists 5 sources

A 5 page paper which how Shakespeare communicates the theme that man is basically selfish and evil. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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