Act One Scene Essays

  • Hamlet and Disease

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    Throughout the play Hamlet, Shakespeare displays many underlying themes by way of imagery.  Throughout the story, disease plagues Denmark and the people in it, shown by imagery that Shakespear delivers consistently throughout. In the opening scene, Horatio makes an interesting statement: "As stars with trains of fire and dews of blood, Disasters in the sun; and the moist star upon whose influence Neptune's empire stands was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse (1.1.117-120)." He compared

  • MacBeth is Responsible for His Downfall

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    entire plot. In act one scene three, the witches say: `all hail, MacBeth! Hail to thee, thane of cawdor! ... All hail, MacBeth, that shalt be king hereafter!' (Line 47-50) these prophecies throw into his mind the possibility of further advancement to the highest level of the nobility. If the witches had not told MacBeth of their prophesies, there is little chance he would have thought about them himself, and even less chance he would have murdered king Duncan. In act three scene five, the

  • Comparing Romeo's Speeches in Act One Scene One and Act One Scene Five

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    Comparing Romeo's Speeches in Act One Scene One and Act One Scene Five What changes in Romeo’s language, feelings and opinion of love can be noted and what conclusions can be reached about the nature of his love for the two women? Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare was written around the 16th century. Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is a love-tragedy about two people who fall in love from two feuding families. The intended audience was for Elizabethans who visited the theatre regularly

  • Catastrophes in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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    Catastrophes in Romeo and Juliet Many characters in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet invite the catastrophes they experience.  These characters are Mercutio, Romeo, and Friar Laurence.  Mercutio because he never thinks before he acts.  He has a very big mouth and will say anything to create a joke.  Romeo because of this fight with Tybalt.  If this fight never occurred then the outcome of the story could have been better for Romeo and Juliet.  Maybe there families could have set

  • Images and Imagery Helps Us To Understand Macbeth

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    Shakespeare uses imagery a lot in his books and this imagery also symbolises a person or a theme in the story. In the first line of act one scene two Duncan is asking his Lords who the bloody man stood before him is.  He says that judging by his wounded state he could tell them of the latest news of the battle.  This opening sentence sets the scene for the whole of the play, a bloody war. There is more blood when MacBeth and his lady have killed Duncan,  the blood symbolises guilt

  • Act One Scene One of Educating Rita

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    Act One Scene One of Educating Rita Read Act 1, Scene 1 and explain whether you think it is an effective way to start the play. Comment on: How Russell introduces the characters and themes. How he makes the scene dramatic and entertaining. Russell uses an effective way to start the play. It is effective because we find out that Frank is alcohol dependent and he is lazy by not getting the door fixed. Russell faces many problems when trying to introduce his play such as showing Franks

  • Act one Scene 3 of Fences

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    to write about an excerpt from August Wilson’s Fences, is simply because I can relate to this scene better than anything else I’ve read this semester. This scene strikes close to my heart, because it is about life lessons taught through work. If there is anything I learned from my childhood it was hard work is the best teacher and when you have a father like mine there is plenty of work to do. This scene also displays a great situation where a young man must be taught about priorities, another lesson

  • The Dramatic Potential of Act One Scene One and Act Three Scene Five in Romeo and Juliet

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    The Dramatic Potential of Act One Scene One and Act Three Scene Five in Romeo and Juliet In the play, there are many instances where it is apparent that Shakespeare intended his plays to be acted out, and not just read. The plot is based around two lovers, Romeo and Juliet, and the intense love they have for one another. It has however, many smaller sub-plots, which add another level to the play, and make it more interesting to read and watch. In Act1 Scene1, some of the vocabulary used

  • William Shakespeare's The Tempest Act One, Scene One

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    William Shakespeare's The Tempest Act One, Scene One This scene introduces the play, and is set during on a ship during a ferocious storm. The passengers are the royal party of the King of Naples, and include the King Alonso, his brother Sebastian, the Prince Ferdinand, and the King's counsellors, Gonzalo and Antonio. The storm, which begins the play, isn't real, but has been conjured by Prospero, a magus, to lure the passengers to his island. This storm is also representation of the metaphorical

  • Lady Macbeth in Act One Scene Seven

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    Lady Macbeth in Act One Scene Seven In act 1 scene 7 we see that Macbeth is struggling with the moral and ethical turmoil of his conscience as to weather he should commit the sacrilegious act of regicide “with his surcease , success” Macbeth feels that if it were to be the “be all and end all” he would do it , however he fears the repercussions in that it may “return to plague th’inventor” this is a mere shadow of the brave valiant soldier we have known in the past scenes. He concludes that

  • Act One Scene 3 of William Shakespeare's Othello

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    Act One Scene 3 of William Shakespeare's Othello Referring to the passage in page 155, I have analysed several points in conjunction to background knowledge, in attempt to answer the task set above. Initially, I feel that it is very important to relate to the character of Iago. As a character, Iago has the potential to be a man of extreme power but he does not have the tool that we refer to as money. All that he has is ambition; and he remains malcontent until he attains his aspirations

  • Act One, Scenes Six and Seven in Educating Rita

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    Act One, Scenes Six and Seven in Educating Rita Re-read Act 1 scenes 6 and 7 of Educating Rita. How does Willy Russell suggest that these scenes are important stages in Rita's development? When we speak of the way that Rita is educated we speak of two different types of education. Frank is Rita's teacher for both these types of education as he is a person who Rita looks up to and 'idolises' to an extent. Not only is she educated in English Literature to gain a qualification, but also

  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare: The Final Scene of Act One

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    To begin the final scene of act one, Macbeth’s soliloquy shows his confusion and indecisiveness. He starts off by saying “If it were done when ‘tis done” (I.7.1). Shakespeare uses various literary techniques to express the ideas rushing through Macbeth’s mind prior to the murder of Duncan in his home. Macbeth has been told prophecies of his future predicting him as king of Scotland and take Duncan’s place. Macbeth, with the help of his wife, sees this task only accomplishable by murdering the king

  • Act One, Scene Five of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

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    Act One, Scene Five of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare 'Romeo and Juliet' is one of the most well known plays that there has ever been, and included in the play is the very famous line; 'O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?' These legendary plays and lines show just how excellent Shakespeare's works are. William Shakespeare was born in 1564, died in 1616. In his lifetime he wrote thirty-seven plays in total and became a renowned playwright. 'Romeo and Juliet' was the second

  • Significance of Act Four Scene One in William Shakespeare's Macbeth

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    Significance of Act Four Scene One in William Shakespeare's Macbeth Macbeth is a well-known play written by Shakespeare in the early 1600s. The main theme of the play is the downfall of a noble hero and how he turns into a bloodthirsty murderer after being misled by the witches. The witches equivocated the truth to Macbeth to make him believe that he had the power to become King. This brought to light a flaw in his character as he turned into a traitor and murderer with the help of the

  • Act Three Scene One of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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    Act Three Scene One of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Italians normally take a nap after lunch during the heat of the day. In the height of summer the heat is supposed to create madness. Shakespeare may have moved the action from spring to summer for just this reason. There are many themes in this play especially in this scene * Hastiness- Romeo is hasty to fall in and out of love. The two are too hasty to get married; they never thought about what could go wrong. * Infatuation-

  • Changes in Rita in Act Two Scene One of Educating Rita

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    Changes in Rita in Act Two Scene One of Educating Rita Willy Russell was born in Whiston, near Liverpool, England, in 1947. Russell has written a string of popular, award-winning plays and musicals, but perhaps one of the most well known is Educating Rita. In this play Willy Russell is very much producing a mirror image of parts of his life. As a child and growing up he didn’t care much for school, he considered himself a kid from the ’D’ stream and a piece of factory fodder. Eventually

  • Rafe's Impressions in Act Two Scene One of Spring and Portwine

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    Rafe's Impressions in Act Two Scene One of Spring and Portwine This is happening during the time when Rafe and Hilda are in disagreement over what should be done with the herring Hilda refused to eat on Friday evening. Prior to this, the family have had a sing along song. During this time Rafe has been jolly and in good mood. He actually encourages everyone to join the singing and sings in a beautiful happy voice. As the family gather to have tea and as events unravel, a different Rafe

  • Act One Scene Four of William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

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    Act One Scene Four of William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra This political scene, in some ways the first political scene begins with Caesars criticism of Antonys behaviour despite his protest and assurance to Lepidus that "It is not Caesars natural vice to hate our great competitor", his contempt towards Antony is apparent in the listing of his faults. The use of the word competitor also prepares us for the later antagonism between the two men, given that apart from associate also

  • Act One, Scene Five of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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    Act One, Scene Five of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Act One, Scene Five is set in the great hall of the Capulet’s, where a glamorous ball is in full swing. The servants work feverishly to make sure all runs smoothly. Capulet makes his rounds through groups of guests, joking with them and encouraging all to dance and be merry. From across the room, Romeo sees Juliet, and asks a serving man who she is. The serving man does not know. Romeo is transfixed; Rosaline vanishes from