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  • King Lear And Cordelia Death - 1,282 words
    King Lear And Cordelia Death King Lear is a tragedy unlike any other written by William Shakespeare. It focuses on the psychological downfall of a powerful King. It proves that as long as a nation has a king on the throne all is well, but as soon as a king steps off the throne nothing but chaos transpires. The downfall of the king results in the downfall of the kingdom. More importantly, it focuses on the relationship between parent and child. This is proven in two plots with the most important being the relationship between Cordelia and King Lear. Lear goes through a period of great mental instability in which he gives up his throne, gives up his daughter Cordelia, and also gives up his san ...
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  • Villain, Where Art Thou - 605 words
    Villain, Where art thou? Ladies and Gentleman of the jury there is not a villain in the play, "Romeo and Juliet." As Northrop Frye states in his review, ". . . in this play there doesn't seem to be the clearly marked villain that we find in so many tragedies." (Frye 28) This paper presents the facts that prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Frye's assertion is correct because the definition of a villain is a wicked or vile person. Mercutio, the nurse, Tybalt, and Romeo like a red herring seem like villains and could trick careless readers into believing that they are villains. Mercutio's wit overshadows his violent side. "O calm, dishonorable, vile submission! Alla stoca carries it away. Ty ...
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  • Villain, Where Art Thou - 605 words
    Villain, Where art thou? Ladies and Gentleman of the jury there is not a villain in the play, "Romeo and Juliet." As Northrop Frye states in his review, ". . . in this play there doesn't seem to be the clearly marked villain that we find in so many tragedies." (Frye 28) This paper presents the facts that prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Frye's assertion is correct because the definition of a villain is a wicked or vile person. Mercutio, the nurse, Tybalt, and Romeo like a red herring seem like villains and could trick careless readers into believing that they are villains. Mercutio's wit overshadows his violent side. "O calm, dishonorable, vile submission! Alla stoca carries it away. Ty ...
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  • William Shakespeare - 983 words
    ... ctions and consequences. In Northrop a point of fact is made; Caesar influences the whole play, for he appears after his death as a blood stained corpse and as a ghost before battle (Northrop 28). Both Brutes and Cassias dying are conscious of Caesar; both men even speak to Caesar as if he were present. In other ways Julius Caesar is shaped differently from the histories and tragedies that precede, as if in manner as in subject matter Shakespeare was making decisive changes (Northrop 33). The scene moves only from Rome to the battlefield, and with this new setting, language becomes more restrained, firmer and sharper. Extensive descriptive images are few, and single words such as Roman, ...
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