Duncan Essay Topics

The women in Hamlet are weak and morally suspect

At the time that William Shakespeare composed his plays, women had no rights and their responsibilities were located in the home, raising children and keeping house. These views were reflected in many documents compiled by Shakespeare’s contempories, and women were often depicted as a metaphor for weakness. However, Shakespeare crossed these stereotypical boundaries and provided… View Article

Macbeth sountrack

In act 1 scene 5 is when Lady Macbeth found out the news about how Macbeth would become the Thane of Cawdor and king for the witches. I chose the song “I Want It All” by Queen to represent this scene. Part of the songs lyrics are “I want it all, I want it all,… View Article

Human nature as reflected in Macbeth

Human nature has sparked much debate throughout history. Some people think that human nature at birth is absolutely good and that all evil comes from postnatal education or the negative effects of parental or guardian interaction. This idea is evident in a Chinese saying which translates as “Men at their birth are naturally good.” Conversely… View Article