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Eddie Carbone

I think that Eddie Carbone is a self-destructive character because at the beginning of the play he had respect from his wife “Now go, go to your wedding, Katie, I’ll stay home. Go God bless you, God bless your children. ” Eddie’s wife Beatrice said this. She doesn’t go to her nieces wedding because Eddie… View Article

Modern tragic hero

Aristotle defines a tragedy as a “form of drama defined by seriousness and dignity and involving a great person who experiences a reversal of fortune”. This ‘great’ person is normally held in high regard and possesses a tragic or fatal flaw which contributes to the reversal of fortune. The character must pass through suffering and… View Article

Language and Arthur Millers skills as a dramatist

“A view from the bridge” is a two-act tragic play by Arthur Miller in the mid 50s. This play puts light on the working American-Sicilian population, in particular the Carbone family, the head of which is Eddie Carbone. In this essay I will be analysing Eddie Carbone’s character whilst occasionally making comments on the language… View Article

Do you consider John Proctor to be a hero?

What defines a hero? Should they fight for people’s rights, or people’s lives? Should they be strong and brave? Should their skills have been tested against fearsome odds? Should they be wise and noble? These may all be what you would call the stereotypical definitions of a hero. Can we say John Proctor had these… View Article

Great Expectations

During the novel we see Pip change from a ‘small bundle of shivers’ who is ‘afraid of it all’ into a proper ‘gentleman’. He becomes a snob after he is corrupted by the very ‘proud’, ‘pretty’ and ‘insulting’ Estella and the ‘corpse-like’ Miss Havisham, but eventually he realises what really does matter in life. As… View Article

Doyle’s Background

Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh. He was one of the children whose father was poorly paid civil servant and an alcoholic. Doyle married Louise Hawkins in 1885 and at the time he was interested in physic studies but studied medicine which he gave up as he was not succeeding. So instead he decided… View Article

The relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

Show how the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth changes and deteriorates in the play Macbeth. The relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth changes throughout the play, Macbeth. In the beginning Lady Macbeth is the stronger, more dynamic character she pushes her husband. The pair trust each other, tell each other everything and care for… View Article

The relationship between Macbeth, and Lady Macbeth

This essay will look at the relationship between Macbeth, and Lady Macbeth. It will analyse the way their relationship changes throughout the length of the play and events of the story. The dominant partner will be found at different points of their relationship. Early on in the story, act one scene five we can see… View Article

Lady Macbeth Analysis

Lady Macbeth has a manipulative, vindictive nature. She is a very controlling character yet we see her troubled mind reveal itself as the play progresses although as a character, in my opinion, when her mind unravels and her actions of insanity later occurs in the play I do not feel an ounce of sympathy for… View Article

Character Profile Of Macbeth

We hear about Macbeth first in the opening scene with the witches. They speak of Macbeth, which suggests that he is linked to evil through these witches. However, we quickly see that this is far from the truth and see that he is quite the opposite. Shakespeare portrays him as a courageous fighter through a… View Article

Lady Macbeth’s Diary

What an utter disaster. What should have been a dignified occaion to mark my husband’s crowing, has ended up with confusion. His first great ceremonial state banquet has been ruined. The guests arrived and were asked to take their places. To begin with things seemed very organised. then all of a sudden he began talking… View Article

Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”

In Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”, which character or characters bear most responsibility for the death of Duncan? Discuss. Shakespeare’s drama “Macbeth” was first performed in 1603 and appears to celebrate the accession to the English throne of King James I, who was believed to be the descendant of one of the plays characters, Banquo. The plot originates… View Article