Othello – Iago

Iago has no conscience. He is an angry man and is happy to take down everyone around him to get what he wants: revenge. It is in Act 1, Scene 3, that he devises his evil plan. Here we can see inside Iago’s mind. It is easy to see that his primary motivation is jealousy: … Read more

Sonnet 29 by William Shakespeare

Despite popular belief, William Shakespeare was considered a great poet before a great playwright. He accomplished writing at least 154 sonnets and other poems of love. In this paper, I will analyze one of his greatest sonnets. One of the most famous of his sonnets is number XXIX. This sonnet is one long sentence, but … Read more

Julius Caesar – Friendship Theme

William Shakespeares play Julius Caesar, the theme of friendship would prove to be a very delicate and manipulative element. This element would be the very entity that would seal Julius Caesars fate. Brutus, Decius, and all the other conspirators would use this to their power, and to Juliuss weakness. Friendship was used as a cover … Read more

Shakespeare’s Sonnet 73

Shakespeare’s Sonnet #73, published in 1609, is written in the Shakespearean or English sonnet style. It consists of three quatrains and one couplet at the end, written in iambic pentameters. Each quatrain has its own rhyme scheme, rhyming in alternating lines. The couplet summarizes the preceding twelve lines. Sonnet 73 appears to contain multiple parallels … Read more

Shakespeare’s Characters

A character that might parallel yet contrast another is said to be a foil. A foil is used to clarify character traits as well as issues in stories and plays. An example of this would be Iago and Othello from the Shakespeare play Othello. Othello is a trustworthy and upstanding individual who has a slight … Read more

Life of Shakespeare

Birth Date. William Shakespeare, surely the world’s most performed and admired playwright, was born in April, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, about 100 miles northwest of London. According to the records of Stratford’s Holy Trinity Church, he was baptized on April 26. Since it was customary to baptize infants within days of birth, and since Shakespeare … Read more

The Life of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was one of the greatest dramatist of his time. Shakespeare was born on April 23,1564 in Stratford-on-Avon. John Shakespeare, Williams father, trained as a glove maker. In addition to his glove making he also traded as a wool dealer and held many official positions such as: mayor, town council men and Justice of … Read more

The Darkness of Insanity

Insanity is an ever growing black hole which envelopes the pitiful mind of the its victim. The mental condition of Hamlet has been well debated throughout the years even though in Shakespeares tragedy Hamlet does admit that his madness is an elaborate scheme. Many see this fact as a way to discredit the idea of … Read more

Psychoanalysis Of Hamlet

Hamlet has been praised and revered for centuries as one of William Shakespeare’s best known and most popular tragedies. Based on its popularity, critics alike have taken various viewpoints and theories in order to explain Hamlet’s actions throughout the play. The psychoanalytic point of view is one of the most famous positions taken on Hamlet. … Read more