William Shakespeare Essay Topics

Should we blame Iago for all the events that occur in the play?

Shakespeare’s work has been widely acclaimed as the world’s greatest literature. Shakespeare’s plays communicate a profound knowledge of the wellsprings of human behaviour, revealed through portrayals of a wide variety of characters. “Shakespeare’s plays communicate a profound knowledge of the wellsprings of human behaviour, revealed through portrayals of a wide variety of characters. His use… View Article

My medicine, work: thus credulous fools are caught

How has Iago made his “medicine, work” on Othello. This essay is to discuss the tribes and tribulations of Iago; how he has brainwashed Othello and caused devastation to many people throughout the text, such as Othello, Desdemona, Cassio and Emillia. I am going to discuss points such as why Iago was so dishonest to… View Article

Iago’s soliloquy at the end of Act 1

“Iago’s soliloquy at the end of Act 1; what does his language tell us about his character and motivation? How does it compare with his language in the rest of the act”? Iago seems to be presented as a Machiavellian villain; he is cunning and always seems to know what’s going to happen. In Iago’s… View Article

Macbeth Act 1 Scene 1 Analysis

A desert place. The setting of ‘Thunder and lightning’ depicts bad weather, which shows the eerie atmosphere and tense mood. The play opens on a note of noise and disorder, foreboding much evil to come. Witches, who seem to enjoy the chaotic weather, appear to hold alien values and preferences compared to normal men and… View Article

Show How Shakespeare Uses The Supernatural To Develop Macbeths Character

Shakespeare has written five tragedies, and Macbeth was his shortest. It was written between the years 1603-1606 during Elizabethan/Jacobean times which was when James I came to the throne. It was written and performed to James I as he was already James IV/V of Scotland and reputedly a descendant of Banquo; it is widely accepted… View Article

Evaluate the part played in Macbeth by the supernatural

By consideration to the text, evaluate the part played in ‘Macbeth’ by the supernatural, in its various manifestations Lady Macbeth, sleep-walks. How does Macbeth relate to an owl and king Duncan to a falcon? So how can an owl kill a falcon? Banquo is dead but Macbeth’s imagination is taking over to make him think… View Article

Roman Polanski’s treatment of Act One Scene One of Macbeth

Give a detailed description of Roman Polanski’s treatment of Act One Scene One of Macbeth. State how effective you found this realisation. William Shakespeare created an assortment of plays with various themes but each with the same intrinsic values, which have attracted writers and producers to customise and shape these plays into their own adaptations… View Article

Explore Shakespeare(TM)s Presentation of Lady Macbeth

In the time Shakespeare was writing Macbeth there were many new ideas and concepts coming forward and the country was changing. There was growing tension between parliament and the King, resulting in many debates about kingship and what makes a good king and growing tension between Protestants and Catholics, resulting in plots and rebellion like… View Article

To Kill Duncan

This exert from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Act I, scene vii, concentrates on Macbeth’s inner conflict. It is a soliloquy where Macbeth tries to rationalize his decisions, deciding if ambition is a worthy motive to commit the horrible act of slaughtering his beloved, kindly king. With a deliberative tone, Shakespeare draws two options for his main protagonist:… View Article

Imagine you are Macbeth

Q- Imagine you are Macbeth. Write a diary entry in which you express your thoughts and feelings at Act 1 Scene 7 and a later entry at some time later one, possible after meeting the doctor. Today Lady Macbeth has convinced me. We are going to ahead with the plot to kill the king. When… View Article

The Aim of Creating Suspense and An Unsettled Atmosphere

Macbeth is thought to be one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies due to the unique and dramatic plot. Act one, scene 3 is an important scene as it shows the transition between Macbeth’s two personalities from ‘valiant’ and ‘noble’ to ambitious: one of the plays mains themes. The three witches feature in this scene; this is… View Article