Shakespeare Essays & Paper Examples

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Romeo and Juliet: comparison of the 1968 movie, the 1996 movie, and Shakespeare's original text. Romeo and Juliet has been a popular story for over 400 years, either by the play written by Shakespeare, or a poem written earlier than that. In the 20th century, two directors created their own interpretations of the play. In 1968, Franco Zefferelli directed a version of the play where the performers played the part of people in 16th century Verona, Italy. In 1996, Baz Luhrmann took a very cr

Macbeth By: Jim Snoxall In the play "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare, the character Macbeth is highly respected at first but then because of his own actions falls from grace and is killed. His life turns from glory to become meaningless. Macbeth is responsible for his own downfall because he lets ambition, fear, ignorance, and anger control him and his actions. Macbeth's ambition causes him to kill the present king and his good friend Duncan. When the witches gave the prophecies Macbet

Comparing and Contrasting Macbeth and Lady Macbeth In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are depicted very differently and simply wanting kingship are among the few similarities. It is also interesting how the differences between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are caused by other differences in their traits, starting chain reactions of contrariety. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both posses greedy and ambitious attributes. So far we have learned that Macbeth and La

Desdemona: Loyal Wife of Othello Othello is also a unique tragedy in that it focuses on the destruction of love through sexual jealousy. It is a domestic tragedy. Othello is, however, a truly romantic character because he is very passionate and full of deep feelings. It keeps one wondering what could have possibly brought the sweet Desdemona to be his wife. Was it because he has lived a life of adventure and war and he is somewhat exotic due to his origins and dark complexion? On the other han