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Opening scene of Hamlet

The audience observes the opening scene of Hamlet, where they see a man standing guard (Francisco) on the platform of the castle known as Elsinorea, at the dead of night. In films, this place is often depicted, as very high up on the walls of the castle, over looking the dark sea. This would portray…

Stanley Kowalski

During the late nineteen-forties, it was common for playwrights such as Tennessee Williams to use symbolism as an approach to convey personal thoughts, through the attitudes of the characters and the setting. Williams’ actors have used symbolism to disguise the actuality of their thoughts and to accommodate the needs of their conservative audience. A Streetcar…

Character analysis of Eddie

A View from the Bridge is a contemporary drama written by Arthur Miller in 1955, who was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. The play takes place in Brooklyn around 1950’s. Eddie is an inarticulate character and is powerless in the face of his tragic fate. He harbors a secret…

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Who is most responsible for Eva Smith's death

The opening scene to the play ‘An Inspector Calls’ is vitally important as this is where the audience is introduced to the different characters, where their actions, expression, the way they speak, their appearance. All these affect the audience’s impression of the character. The playwright J B Priestley creates in the first scene a dramatic…

In what ways is The Signalman a typical ghost story

The supernatural element of the story reflects the Victorian fascination with the paranormal as a reaction against the rapid advances in science and technology during the 19th century that seemed to deny the existence of a spiritual dimension to life. The story is a true mystery; it can have no solution as is about the…

Lady Catherine

In ‘Pride and Prejudice’ the main target of Austen’s is satire, are the characters with money and the characters that have to prove their position because they feel they deserve respect due to their money and position. Also Jane Austen uses religious hypocrisy, snobbery and the concept of ‘proper’ social conduct to show her personal…

Olivia asks Viola

Twelfth Night (1601) exposes Shakespeare’s satirical attitude toward the societal norms of the Elizabethan era. The Carnivalesque title brings about notions of both the inversion of stereotypical roles as well as the excess of the Christmas period. Feste upholds the carnival spirit while Malvolio is diametrically opposed, historically at this point there was a shift…

Emma by Jane Austen

Societal Affects of Love Emma, by Jane Austen, is a classic comedy that took place in the nineteenth-century near London, England. Emma tells the tale of a heroine attempting to be the matchmaker for everyone, and ultimately herself. Emma Woodhouse, the main character, loses her dear friend and governess, Miss Taylor, to Miss Taylor’s marriage,…

Macbeth Meets The Witches

Essay on Three Witches and Lady Macbeth In the Shakespearian tragedy, Macbeth, there are many characters who greatly influence and contribute to the outcome of the play. Among the characters, Macbeth is the main character of the play. However, there are also other less significant characters who have a large impact on the plot of…

Young Goodman Brown Plot

Plot Summary of “Young Goodman Brown” Young Goodman Brown is a short story with a traditional plot structure pattern of exposition, rising action, conflict, climax, and denouement. The exposition, as in traditional plot schemes, introduces the protagonist Young Goodman Brown in the opening sentence along with his wife Faith in the setting of a Salem…

A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings Symbols

Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ short story tells us of a peculiar story of an old man appearing in the yard of a couple. The couple happened to have a sick child, and the old man happened to posses wings. This is where the story revolves: the couple’s fear that the old man might be an angel…

Piano And Drums

How is the relationship of the poet to the past explored in ‘Digging’ and either ‘Our History’ or ‘Piano and Drums’? The relationship of the poet to the past is explored in ‘Digging’ and ‘Piano and Drums’ through themes of the poet’s heritage and the change that has occurred between the past and the present….

The Great Gatsby Chapter 5

In the novel, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald satirizes how newly wealthy Americans acted during the 1920’s through Jay Gatsby. The 1920’s was nicknamed the ‘Roaring Twenties’, and during this time period, many people were much more wealthy and were only interested in big, extravagant things. Jay Gatsby is an example of this. He…

Gaudy Seed Bearer

In the play, Stanley is portrayed as a very masculine, aggressive character, with chauvinistic attitudes to both Stella and Blanche. However, despite his thuggishness, he is also portrayed as attractive- Stella can’t live without him – and he is sometimes seen to have a more naive vulnerable side to his character. One of the first…

All The World's A Stage And We Are Merely Players

Introduction to Theatre Review on As You Like It. “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players. ” touched my heart when I sat under a tree in dog wood park to see the play which leaves me no doubt that this is “As you like it” written by the…

Isabel Archer

Isabel Archer is a young American woman who lost her Mom when she was young, and who received a rather varied and eccentric upbringing. At the beginning of the book, her father dies and she is left to figure out what to do with her life. At this crucial time in Isabel’s life her eccentric…

Crooks Of Mice And Men

Oh god. So much happened today; I don’t remember the last time I had so much to deal with in one night. I just sittin’ around, workin’ in my room, enjoying the peace and quite of the night when I heard someone at the door. It was Lennie, the new big guy, askin’ about his…

Inspector Goole Theories

The inspector is a strange character and this is shown throughout the play in several situations. An inspector should talk to people with courtesy and respect, especially to the Birlings as they are respected and upheld members of the public. The inspector however, does not and proceeds to interrogate them in a very peculiar manner….

Can You Keep A Secret Movie

The two plays that I have chosen to compare are “Road” by Jim Cartwright and “Can you keep a secret” by Winsome Pinnock. “Road” had its theatrical debut in 1986, at the Royal Court Theatre in London, and was later adapted by the BBC to a film in 1987. “Can you keep a secret” was…

Murder Mystery Essay

These two stories are completely different from each other, only one of them follows the murder mystery genre we are used to.  A typical murder mystery usually revolves around a highly respected detective who always seems to find the murderer by the end of the story. We never get to know the victim very well in…

The Sea Wolf Summary

When you contrast characters, you are pointing out the differences between those two characters. These differences can include physical appearance, intelligence, and actions. Authors write about contrasting characters to give both sides to the story. Also, contrasting characters create an obvious plot of different ideas. In the story, The Sea Wolf, by Jack London has…

Sherlock Holmes Essay

This sample essay on Sherlock Holmes Essay offers an extensive list of facts and arguments related to it. The essay’s introduction, body paragraphs, and the conclusion are provided below. At the time the Sherlock Holmes stories were written there was a large influx of crime, which was becoming uncontrollable, as the small police force did…

The Matrix Allegory

The following sample essay on The Matrix Allegory discusses it in detail, offering basic facts and pros and cons associated with it. To read the essay’s introduction, body and conclusion, scroll down. The Allegory of the Cave is one of Greek philosopher Plato’s most well known works. It is an extended allegory, where humans are…

The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie Themes

The sample paper on The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie Themes familiarizes the reader with the topic-related facts, theories and approaches. Scroll down to read the entire paper. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie BY prs95 ‘Form is inseparable from content in a work of literature’. How do the formal qualities of narratives shape the…

Unsympathetic Character

The sample paper on Unsympathetic Character familiarizes the reader with the topic-related facts, theories and approaches. Scroll down to read the entire paper. Each character is punished in an appropriate way. Birling fears for his family’s reputation at the inquest; Sheila feels shame for her selfishness; Gerald has his affair revealed in front of Sheila;…

Supernatural Fairies

The following academic paper highlights the up-to-date issues and questions of Supernatural Fairies. This sample provides just some ideas on how this topic can be analyzed and discussed. Medieval lays are essentially tales of romance, often of Celtic origin. Similar patterns of events, or certain features are common in many lays, for example the theme…

Priestley An Inspector Calls

The following academic paper highlights the up-to-date issues and questions of Priestley An Inspector Calls. This sample provides just some ideas on how this topic can be analyzed and discussed. J. B. Priestley’s play: ‘An Inspector Calls’ is extremely tense, dramatic and interesting. Priestley makes his play this good by using a very wide array…

Abigail The Crucible

The sample paper on Abigail The Crucible familiarizes the reader with the topic-related facts, theories and approaches. Scroll down to read the entire paper. What is the role of Abigail Williams in the play ‘The Crucible’ and to what extent did she cause what happened in Salem? As an actor or director what qualities to…

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