Oxford: Clarendon Press. This book discusses the role of the theater in the establishment of William Shakespeare as the National poet of England Honan, P. (1998). Shakespeare: a life. Oxford: Oxford University Press. This book provides all the facts that one would like to know about Shakespeare, whether it is childhood or the experiences h experienced to become the darling of England.
Father and Daughter Relationship in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In 'Romeo and Juliet' Shakespeare explores and contrasts the passion of two lovers with the violence and bitter hatred between their families. Shakespeare also has a strong theme of male domination in the play, and helps express this with the relationship between Juliet and her father, Old Capulet. Old Capulet is the head of one of the two households in contrast, Romeo is a member of the other household, the Montagues. His parents and his relationship with them is barely mentioned in the play, apart from when his Mother, Lady Montague dies of grief, after hearing Romeo had been banished, her son's exile had 'taken her breath'. In contrast to this Juliet's relationship with her father is one of the main underlying storylines in the play, and the way it is dramatised helps explains why many things are the way they are in Verona, which is the city which the Capulets and the Montagues live in.
I am sure cares an enemy of life”. (Act 1, Scene 3, Lines 1-2) From this line Shakespeare lets the reader/audience know that Sir Toby is her uncle, because he refers to Olivia has his niece. The reader/audience will also gather that Olivia’s brother died from the plague. Feste: “Good madonna, why mourn’st thou?” Olivia: “Good fool, for my brothers death”. (Act 1, Scene 5, Lines 59-60) Feste is a jester her serves Olivia and is brought into this scene to cheer her up, but from this quotes it shows proof she is mourning her brother.
The Dysfunctional Family of King Lear In his tragedy King Lear, William Shakespeare presents two families: a family consisting of a father and his three daughters, and a family consisting of a father and his two sons, one of which is a bastard son. While he has the sons basically come out and admit that one of them is good and the other evil, the Bard chooses to have the feelings of the daughters appear more subtlely. At no point in King Lear does Shakespeare come out and blatantly tell his audience that Cordelia is the most caring and loving daughter, while her two sisters are uncaring and greedy, and love their father only when they stand to gain from it. However, via the three daughters’ speeches throughout King Lear, he does give subtle hints as to the daughter’s personalities, and it is through these implications that the audience discovers the extent of each of the daughter’s character. As would be expected, most of these revelations and implications about the daughter’s personalities arise during the first act.
Two of them, Goneril and Reagan, lie and suck up to him. Whereas, his only loyal daughter, Cordelia, refuses to sink to their level. This causes King Lear to get very angry and expel his daughter from the kingdom. Later, another man, Gloucester,... ... middle of paper ... ...tm>. This gave information about Shakespeare's style.
Jane Smiley’s novel, A Thousand Acres, is a bold, modern day response paralleling William Shakespeare’s play, King Lear through both plot and characterization choices. King Lear is based on a King’s difficult decision of dividing his precious kingdom between his daughters, whose names are Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia. Likewise, A Thousand Acres centres around Larry Cook regretfully signing his land to his daughters Ginny, Rose, and Caroline. Both fathers make the mistake of leaving their youngest daughters out of the division, and are ultimately driven into insanity because of the drama that unfolds as a result. Smiley attempts to recreate King Lear from the point of view of Ginny, the Goneril equivalent.
Hamlet loves his mother dearly in the beginning of the play. In Sova’s article “Hamlet” she explains how Hamlet’s ghost father tells him to leave his mother alone, “leave her to heav’n.” Hamlet obeying his father’s orders leads readers to believe that he loves his mother even if she did marry his father’s brother. However at the end of the play his mind is overtaken by the thought of his mother’s sexual actions with Claudius and he is not able to think. In “Love in Hamlet” Rosenberg explains that “his confusion over his mother’s involvement with Claudius raises for Hamlet the question of whether all women are innately whores.” At this point Hamlet no longer cares about his mother, he only cares about her relations with his father’s brother Claudius. Although the relationship between Hamlet and his mother is uncertain in some parts of the play, by the end it is clear how they both feel about each
William Shakespeare has become an important landmark in English history and impacted the world of history. Additionally, Shakespeare changed the society of literature. Shakespeare proposed “God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.” (Hamlet III.1.145). This is one of Shakespeare’s famous quote from Hamlet. This quote states that god has given... ... middle of paper ... ...ds for example, Shakespeare stated “O Romeo, Romeo!