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  1. How does Shakespeare entertain his audience then & now in The Two Gentlemen of Verona?

    The use of dramatic irony creates humour; this makes the play work well, allowing the characters relationship to work better. One of the biggest of dramatic irony in this play is the fact that Julia is going undercover, dressed as a page called Sebastian. It was so that she could meet with Proteus, her love whom has sworn total devotion to her ("" - ). They, Julia and her beloved (Proteus), had also exchanged rings with each other to make sure they will always remember one another and swear they would stay together till the very end ("" - ).

    • Word count: 787
  2. Romantic Ideals in 'As You Like It'

    The use of a metaphor shows us that courtly love is not direct, but subtle and implied. The language used in Touchstone's remark is also very formal and embellished, giving us an idea of what a courtly lover's idea of a romantic ideal is. Audrey's replies to Touchstone's courtly and witty remarks reveal the nature of pastoral love, "I do not know what 'poetical' is. Is it honest in deed and word?" Audrey replies to Touchstone's remark of how he wishes her to be poetical in a direct and genuine way.

    • Word count: 785
  3. As You Like It by William Shakespeare: Essay Question

    For Oliver and Duke Frederick, there is an almost impossible change for the better as Duke Frederick 'is converted both from enterprise and from the world.' Furthermore the previously non-existent bond of brotherly love is created between Orlando and Oliver which in turn leads to Oliver's 'conversion.' In Rosalind's case, the Forest provides a source of unimaginable freedom to express herself without the barriers of court conventions (though this may be the result of the disguise alone).

    • Word count: 546
  4. An inspector calls essay

    These build tension because it creates frustration and anger amongst the characters. On page 10 there is a big moment of suspense when the play has a stop because they " hear the sharp ring of a front door bell" and "Birling stops to listen" this creates a confused and frustrated impact on the audience because it draws them in and makes them want to keep watching to find out who it is at the door. On page eleven as the inspector enters even though he is a small man he "creates at once an impression of massiveness" and then he talks in really short straight to the point sentences.

    • Word count: 756
  5. Trace the Development of Richard of Gloucester's Character and

    the words "Can I do this, and cannot get a crown?/ Tut, were it farther off, I'll pluck it down.", meaning even if the crown was harder to obtain, Richard would still attempt to get it. He talks of killing his brother the duke of Clarence, his other brother the king, and Edward Duke of York. Richard believes himself cursed by God for his body being misshapen, but wants to claim the crown as a sort of compensation for his physical deformities.

    • Word count: 903
  6. Women's Roles During The Shakespearean Era

    Also, women were not permitted to enter professions in law, medicine, and politics. Instead, most women worked in domestic services as cooks, maids, etc. They were also allowed to write literature, several of which were religious or translations. An example of a woman recognized for her literary works during the Shakespearean era was Mary Sidney Herbert. Mary Sidney, who was the ?Countess of Pembroke?, was born in England on October 27, 1561, and died on September 25, 1621. She was educated at home where she learned to speak fluently in French, Italian, Latin, and Greek.

    • Word count: 740
  7. Shakespearean plays have much been linked to Aristotles ideas of tragedy, the protagonists are capable of both good and evil and must be an admired yet flawed character.

    The common use of the word tragedy often refers to any story with a sad ending whereas an Aristotelian tragedy must fit a set of requirements. By these requirements a social drama cannot be tragic as the hero is a victim of their incidents and circumstances which depend upon the society of which the hero lives in. Shakespearean plays have much been linked to Aristotle?s ideas of tragedy, the protagonists are capable of both good and evil and must be an admired yet flawed character.

    • Word count: 888

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