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18783. Patriarchy in Shakespeare: Kate in the Taming of the Shrew and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. This paper examines Shakespeare’s characters, Kate and Juliet, from a feminist critical perspective. It is argued that both characters are subjected to the dominance and control of men as found in a patriarchal society. This is true even though both women have certain masculine traits in their personalities and the men in their lives undergo role reversals to a certain extent. TAGS: essay, Shakespeare, gender roles, feminism, patriarchy APA Style. 10 pages, 25 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources. 2,425 words.   $70
18719. Metatheatre in a Midsummer Night’S Dream (Shakespeare). This paper looks at the use of metatheatrical devices in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (“Metatheatre” refers to instances in which a play draws attention to itself as a play as opposed to pretending to be a representation of reality.) The paper specifically focuses on the play-within-a-play in the final act, which provides commentaries on the events that occurred in the first four acts. TAGS: drama Shakespeare metatheatre play within a play Midsummer Night’s Dream. MLA Style. 7 pages, 22 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources. 1,693 words.   $49
18718. Love in a Midsummer Night’S Dream (Shakespeare). Using quotes from the play as well as secondary sources, this paper examines the psychology of love as presented in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It is argued that the play’s message is that love is irrational, yet it is natural and necessary at the same time. TAGS: Shakespeare love psychology Midsummer Night’s Dream. MLA Style. 7 pages, 15 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources. 1,764 words.   $49
18017. Masculinity in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. This paper discusses what Shakespeare's play says about what it means to be a "proper man." The male characters make various humorous efforts to prove their masculinity (with aggression, coarseness, the pursuit of women, and the avoidance of cowardice). The play also expresses ideas about homophobia, male bonding, and life in a male-dominated society. It is also noted that the female character Viola, in disguise, is easily able to pass herself off as a young man. In this way, Shakespeare expresses the idea that gender identities are "fluid." KEYWORDS: shakespeare drama twelfth night gender masculinity disguise. MLA style. 8 pages, 23 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source. 1,926 words.   $56
17508. Disobedient Daughters in Shakespeare. This paper examines Shakespeare’s theme of disobedient daughters who dare to choose their own husbands as seen in Othello, Merchant of Venice, and Cymbeline. The analysis considers how these choices play out, and what conclusions can be drawn about Tudor/Stuart England based upon the consequences that Shakespeare envisions for female characters who attempt to buck patriarchal authority. Prior to addressing the theme of disobedient daughters within the plays, the paper provides background information on how women’s marriages were determined in Tudor/Stuart society. KEYWORDS: Shakespeare women’s roles marriage daughters patriarchy tudor England. MLA Style. 18 pages, 52 footnes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $126
17042. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Benjamin Britten) (Opera Review). This paper presents a review of this 1960 opera, which was based on Shakespeare’s play. Using examples from the opera, the paper discusses how orchestration and other musical elements are used to contribute to mood, humor, and characterization. Keywords: Shakespeare opera humor Britten. 5 pages; 14 footnotes; 5 bibliographic sources. 1,422 words.   $35
15444. Bank of Japan. This paper provides an overview and analysis of the Bank of Japan and its monetary policy. Following a history of the BOJ, the investigation profiles the central bank's infrastructure, organization and purpose; compares the BOJ with the U.S. Federal Reserve system in terms of both its structure and its role; and traces the BOJ's monetary policies, with a special focus on recent trends and their impact on Japan and international money markets. KEYWORDS: Japanese banking bank of japan term paper. APA Style. 20 pages, 59 footnotes, 29 bibliographic references.   $133
15206. Comparison of Hamlet and Antigone. Compares these characters of Shakespeare and Sophocles by looking at their strengths and weaknesses, the challenges they face, the impact of their deaths, and the lessons that can be learned from them. 7 pages, 10 footnotes, 2 bibliographic references.   $49
15193. Shakespeare's Depiction of Female Sexuality. This paper looks at how Shakespeare treated women's sexuality in six plays: Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Hamlet, Antony and Cleopatra, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest. These plays show a wide variety of ways in which women express their sexuality; in addition they show that male dominance has a negative effect on women and their ability to express themselves. 15 pages, 40 footnotes, 13 bibliographic references.   $105
15192. The Authorship of Shakespeare's Plays. This paper argues that there is a lack of evidence to show that "William Shakespeare of Avon" wrote the plays attributed to him. It is argued, instead, that the evidence supports the Earl of Oxford (Edward de Vere) as being the most likely candidate for authorship. 7 pages, 26 footnotes, 4 bibliographic references.   $49
15147. Hamlet's Tragic Flaw. Argues that Hamlet's flaw is his failure to revenge his father's death in a timely manner. The reasons for his delay are discussed, as well as the unnecessary deaths that occur during the time of his delay. Although Hamlet "thinks too much," it is also noted that his thinking causes him to resolve himself to take further steps toward fulfilling his mission. 7 pages, 10 footnotes, 6 bibliographic references.   $49
15143. Twelfth Night; Or What You Will (Shakespeare). A summary of the plot of this five-act comedic play, with its complex love relationships, disguises, mistaken identities, and happy ending. 5 pages, 3 footnotes, 1 bibliographic reference.   $35
15083. Hamlet's Tragic Flaw. Argues that Hamlet's flaw is his failure to revenge his father's death in a timely manner. The reasons for his delay are discussed, as well as the unnecessary deaths that occur during the time of his delay. Although Hamlet "thinks too much," it is also noted that his thinking causes him to resolve himself to take further steps toward fulfilling his mission. 7 pages, 10 footnotes, 6 bibliographic references.   $49
15027. Hamlet's Anxiety as a Reflection of Religious Conflicts. Notes Hamlet's Christian perspective as expressed in the play, and discusses his concerns about the afterlife and his struggle over the morality of revenge, with reference to the contrary views of the Old and New Testaments. 6 pages, 24 footnotes, 7 bibliographic references.   $42
14811. Black and White: Metaphors and Figurative Language in Othello. This paper explores metaphors and motifs in black and white in Othello, showing how Shakespeare used this imagery to underscore themes of jealousy and possession. Argues that while initially the black/white metaphors in Othello appear contrary to convention (with the black Othello as hero rather than villain), ultimately, the figurative language of the play remains conventional and traditional in its usages as the black tragic hero is reduced from nobility to diabolism. KEYWORDS: Shakespeare Othello metaphor color black white good evil. 7 pages, 15 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources. 1,566 words.   $49
14049. Oedipus and Othello as Tragic Heroes. Argues that both Shakespeare’s Othello and Sophocles’ Oedipus match Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero, but there are also differences to be found in comparing the two characters. For example, Oedipus’ downfall is due to his failure to heed the gods and his destiny, and Othello’s downfall is due to the jealousy that arises as a result of human treachery. 10 pages, 25 footnotes, 6 bibliographical references.   $70
13925. Hamlet and Sorrows of Young Werther on Art and Nature. Considers the examination of the relationship between art and nature as found in Shakespeare's Hamlet and Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther, arguing that each work depicts art as a mirror to nature. 9 pages, 4 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $63
13913. Two Versions of Troilus and Cressida: Shakespeare and Chaucer. A comparison of Shakespeare's and Chaucer's treatment of the story of Troilus and Cressida in terms of plot and genre. Includes an analysis of how the authors viewed their subjects in the context of the Trojan War and achieved different measures of success in their final resolution of the theme. 6 pages, 5 footnotes, 1 bibliographic reference.   $42
13865. The Dramatic Function of the Scene. A well-informed and interesting analysis of the scope and nature of the dramatic function of the scene within Western dramatic tradition. The major concepts are illustrated with numerous examples from Greek tragedies and Shakespearean drama. 12 pages, 10 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $84
13861. Richard Ii: A Window Into Shakespeare's Political Views. A brief essay discussing how Shakespeare's essentially conservative political views and cautious outlook on life is revealed through his mainly historically accurate play about Richard the Second. 4 pages, 8 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $28
13817. Othello: A Character Analysis. Analyzes the moral character and psychological make-up of the Shakespearean character. Argues that Othello is a curious combination of nobility, delusion, and cruelty. A noble soldier, Othello is destroyed by the tragic flaw of jealousy. 5 pages, 9 footnotes, 1 bibliography.   $35
13795. Supporting Characters in Much Ado About Nothing. An analysis of how Shakespeare uses supporting characters and parallel characters to develop plot, create contrast in the main characters, and provide comic relief. The love affairs of Claudio and Hero and Bendick and Beatrice are examined as parallels to Don Pedro and Don John. 5 pages, 10 footnotes, 1 bibliographic reference.   $35
13779. The Function of Porter's Scene in Macbeth. A descriptive account of the famous Porter scene in Macbeth with an analysis of how symbolism in the Porter's speech introduces the themes of the play and creates a dramatic interlude after the tense murder scene. 6 pages, 4 footnotes, 1 bibliographic reference.   $42
13708. Shakespeare's the Tempest and Beckett's End Game. Explores the common theme of forgiveness and human compassion which runs through both of these very different plays, with Shakespeare presenting the traditional happy ending in which wrongs are righted and justice restored, and Beckett presenting a hopeless ending in which the isolated acts of compassion, cruelty and forgiveness are mocked as the entirety of human existence. Argues that both plays deal with the serious theme of forgiveness and compassion in the guise of comedy and satire. 10 pages, 15 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $70
13679. Images of Women in Shakespeare's Othello. Argues that the characters exist in a patriarchal world, and gives examples from the play to support this argument. Among other things, the paper discusses the roles of women, the treatment of women as property, misogynist viewpoints, and Emilia’s speech on the “double standard” between the sexes. 10 pages, 33 footnotes, 5 bibliographic references.   $70
13549. Romeo's "Fatal Flaw" in Romeo and Juliet. Argues that the tragedy of the play is due as much to Romeo's impetuousness as to fate or any other cause. 5 pages, 20 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $35
13381. Helena in "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Examines the character of Helena in Shakespeare's romantic comedy, looking at her jealousy and concept of friendship as paradoxical yet natural. 5 pages, 7 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
13354. Alice in Wonderland and the Tempest. Compares the themes of the young girl's innocence of the world, and the older man's use of magic and illusion to create an alternative reality, in the children's classic by Lewis Carroll and Shakespeare's romance about a desert island. 5 pages, 10 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $35
13201. Comparing Shakespeare's Later Sources in Five Plays. Compares Shakespeare's written sources with the plays for Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V, Antony and Cleopatra, and Julius Caesar. 15 pages, 21 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $105
13133. Gertude and Ophelia in Hamlet. Looks at the two women's relationship with the Prince in Shakespeare's play. Both are seen as ambivalent figures, uncertain of the Prince's motives, but sincere in their love for him. 5 pages, 9 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
12693. Death in Hamlet & Oedipus. The central role and thematic significance of death is examined in the two tragedies; death is linked to revenge in Shakespeare's play, and to incest and atonement in Sophocles play. 11 pages, 14 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $77
12491. Development of Setting in "King Lear" and "Macbeth" (Drama Review). This paper compares Shakespeare’s use of scene and location in the development of characters and plot line in King Lear and Macbeth. Keywords: Shakespearean drama. 6 pages, 18 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $42
12490. Social Positions, Roles & Expectations in Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure". Examines the dramatic conflict with the forces of love, reconciliation and justice in William Shakespeare's drama about social expectations and romance. 10 pages, 9 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $70
12489. Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare). Emphasizes how William Shakespeare's play shows true love to be enigmatic (both beautiful and yet fragile at the same time). Although tragic fate undermines the love of the main characters, this love has value because it transcends both death and time and serves as a sacrifice which brings the feuding families together at the end. 7 pages, 25 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $49
12488. Helena in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Examines the character of Helena in Shakespeare's romantic comedy -- looking at her jealousy and concept of friendship as paradoxical, yet natural. 5 pages, 7 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
12231. Shakespeare's Henry Iv, Pt. I. A close look at the tavern scene in Act 2, Scene 4, where Prince Henry turns from drinking and practical jokes to the serious matter of the rebellion in the north. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $35
12230. Second Guessing the Bard: Iago in Shakespeare's Othello. Character analysis of the villain in Shakespeare's tragedy, looking at the problem of unmotivated evil. Iago is seen as a dramatic but improbable figure who could be improved with some suggested changes. 9 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $63
12229. Aristotle's “Poetics” and Shakespeare’S “Hamlet". Applies the rules of classical unity and style from Aristotle's "Poetics" to Shakespeare's "Hamlet." Elements reviewed include terror and pity, discovery and revolution, complication and development, and diction. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $35
12228. Shakespeare's Sonnet 116. Analysis of poetic techniques of Shakespeare's sonnet "Let me not to the marriage of true minds..." Looks at the theme of true love as an eternal force. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $35
12227. The Wooing Scenes in Richard Iii and Romeo and Juliet. Compares the wooing scenes and speeches in Shakespeare's two plays for use of language, motivation, and effect. Romeo's sincerity is contrasted with Richard's false flattery. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $35
12104. The Relationship Between Hamlet and His Mother in Shakespeare's Hamlet. Examines Hamlet's repressed anger caused by his mother's haste in marry his uncle after the death of his father. Considers the mother's neglect and denial as well as the Oedipal motifs in Hamlet's effort to avenge his father's death. 5 pages, 20 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
12048. Analysis of Act 2, Scene 2, From Shakespeare's Henry V. Discusses the scene as a turning point in the play and as a reflection of the play's three major themes: King Henry stands not for himself but for the nation as a whole, the destiny of the nation is based on the will of God, and justice must be served. 6 pages, 20 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $42
11956. Shakespeare's Othello and Macbeth. Examines three quotations (by Iago, Othello and Macbeth) to determine how each is characteristic of both the speaker and the play from which it is taken. 10 pages, 26 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $70
11955. Shadow Figures in Shakespeare's Othello and Macbeth. Considers how Iago and Lady Macbeth serve as shadow figures for Othello and Macbeth. Discusses how these "shadows" reflect the inner thoughts of the main characters and also how they manipulate them. Also discusses the differences in motivation between Iago and Lady Macbeth. 11 pages, 26 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $77
11883. York and Gaunt in Richard Ii. A character study of York and Gaunt, this paper examines their attitudes toward patriotism, the law, and Bolingbroke. Compares the voices Shakespeare has given these characters. 4 pages, 14 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $28
11673. Othello. A psychological analysis of the characters of Shakespeare's Othello, focusing on how and why Iago wishes to, and succeeds in, making Othello become murderously suspicious of his wife's good intentions. 7 pages, 0 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $49
11321. Shakespeare's Othello. An analysis of the use of white and black, light and dark in the figurative language of the play. Five examples of figurative language. Uses the play only. 6 pages, 5 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $42
11223. Hamlet and Erasmus' the Praise of Folly. Compares and contrasts these Renaissance works to evaluate the authors' ethical position on lying. Concludes both works indicate lying may be the only means to a worthwhile end, but that they differ in their opinion of the consequences of lying. 10 pages, 29 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $70
11222. Book Review of in the Name of God by Robin Wright Detailed summary and critique of Wright's account of Iran between 1979 and 1989. Criticizes the book for failing to account for the appeal of Khomeini, the thoughts and personalities of the Shah and Khomeini, and the mechanics of Khomeini's power. Concludes that book does present good analysis of the West['s failure to understand the Iranian Revolution. 12 pages, 8 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $84
11070. Freudian Themes in Shakespeare's "As You Like It" and "The Merchant of Venice". A look at the theme of sibling rivalry and sexual substitution in William Shakespeare's "As You Like It," and the theme of Oedipal fixation and incest in "The Merchant of Venice." Underlying themes are compared with the overt sexual and psychological symbolism in the two works. 11 pages, 14 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $77
11044. Shakespeare's "Hamlet" Traces the tragic theme of the Prince of Denmark from the first to the fifth act; the challenges of decision and duty are seen as Hamlet's central problem. 5 pages, 5 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
10612. Four English Comedies. Compares plots, stock figures, and treatment of love in Wycherly's "The Country Wife," Congreve's "The Way of the World," Farquhar's "The Beaux Stratagem," and Sheridan's "The Rivals." 6 pages, 9 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $42
10602. Love in Shakespeare's "Othello". The theme of love and betrayal in Shakespeare's tragedy is examined; conflict between love as passion and love as trust is seen as the crux of the play. 7 pages, 7 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $49
10457. The Ideal Man in Western Literature (Odysseus, Oedipus, Roland, Beowulf, Doctor Faustus, Macbeth, and Othello). Contrasts the view of the epic and tragic hero in the literature of classical antiquity, the medieval period, and the Renaissance. 5 pages, 9 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $35
10456. Subplots in Shakespeare's "Hamlet". Shakespeare's use of multiple subplots in Hamlet is analyzed; the subplots of Ophelia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern and the play within a play are seen supporting the main story. 5 pages, 8 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
10450. Human Kind, Nature, and the Divine in Shakespeare's King Lear, the Book of Job, and in Aeschylus' Play Prometheus Bound. A literary discussion of human pride and impertinence in defying harmony of nature and the ethical order of the divine. 6 pages, 15 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $42
10307. Prospero and Ariel in "The Tempest". Explores the significance of Prospero's liberation of Ariel at the conclusion of Shakespeare's romantic comedy. 5 pages, 9 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
10306. Shakespeare's Hamlet and Ophelia. The relationship between Hamlet and Ophelia in Shakespeare's Tragedy is examined. The lovers' role in plot of murder and revenge is noted. 8 pages, 10 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $56
10083. The Role of Enobarbus in Antony and Cleopatra. The dramatic function of Antony's friend and follower Enobarbus' in Shakespeare's play is analyzed; Enobarbus view of the action is seen as the most objective and valid perspective on the play. 5 pages, 9 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
10082. Antony's Meeting With Cleopatra. Compares and contrasts Shakespeare's account of Antony's first meeting with Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra and Dryden's account in All for Love. Considers point of view, imagery, and characterization. 6 pages, 11 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $42
09988. Falstaff as Scapegoat in the Merry Wives of Windsor. Considers Shakespeare's use of Falstaff as a scapegoat figure in The Merry Wives of Windsor, where he is made the bearer of all blame in the last act. 5 pages, 12 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
09823. Hesitation and Resolve in Hamlet. Considers the classic question of why Hamlet fails to advance more steadily to his purpose. Concern for Ophelia, uncertainty about Claudius' guilt, and his innate reluctance to act are all advanced as explanations. 6 pages, 5 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $42
09814. Power in Shakespeare's "Macbeth" and Machiavelli's "The Prince". A comparison of the theme of power for its own sake in Shakespeare's play and Machiavelli's political treatise. Shakespeare is seen placing limits on human ambition and power, whereas Machiavelli sees no moral boundaries to the pursuit of power. 5 pages, 8 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
09765. Mask and Identity in Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing." Discusses the theme of mistaken identity and truth revealed in masks in William Shakespeare's play, contrasting the character of Claudio and Benedick, Hero and Beatrice, and Don Pedro and Don John. 5 pages, 9 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
09556. Shakespeare's Sonnet Lxxiii. Analyzes the tone, images and ideas of Shakespeare's sonnet, showing how the poet uses a dramatic shift of perspective at the poem's end to give emphasis to his meaning. 5 pages, 3 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
09512. Oedipus and Julius Caesar. Compares and contrasts the central characters (Oedipus and Julius Caesar) in Sophocles' and Shakespeare's plays, arguing that the causes of their destruction are very different in their meaning. 4 pages, 3 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $28
08942. Romeo and Juliet (Comparing Shakespeare and Zeffirelli). Drawing on both Shakespeare's written text and Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 film version, this essay examines meaning behind the Act I, Scene 1 quote, "Here's much to do with hate, but more with love." 5 pages, 2 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources. Scene notes imbedded in text.   $35
08941. The Art of Comedy. A discussion comparing the serious and tragic elements in Aristophanes' "Lysistrata", Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew", and Shaw's "Mrs. Warren's Profession". The essay argues that comedy has always had a serious social intent. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $35
08808. Iago's Role in Othello. Considers the development of the character Iago in Shakespeare's tragedy, with particular attention to Othello's growing suspicions about Iago. 3 pages, 4 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $21
08728. Nature vs. Nurture in Shakespeare's Character Caliban in "The Tempest". Examines the issues of nature versus nurture in the character of Caliban in Shakespeare's "The Tempest". Argues that Caliban represents the untamed force of natural man. 8 pages, 10 footnotes, 6 bibliographic references.   $56
08693. Romance and Love in Five Classics. The treatment of love and romance is compared in The Inferno, Le Morte d'Arthur, Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer Night's Dream, and Don Quixote. 5 pages, 8 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $35
08611. Characterization of Prospero in the Temptest. The various sides of Prospero's character evidenced in Shakespeare's play are explored. He emerges as a unified character, rather than simply a jack-of-all-trades. 5 pages, 5 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
08476. A Critique of the Chinese and Japanese Social Revolutions. A critique of Barrington Moore's work which is based on the notion that feudal systems of agriculture and a privileged landed gentry must come into conflict with the political and social needs of modern democratic capitalism. 5 pages, 2 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
08471. King Lear and Comedy of Errors: Comparison and Contrast. Shakespeare's tragedy and comedy are compared in terms of poetic style, characterization, themes, and world view. 5p. 2b.   $35
08180. Othello. The mixture of elements of comedy and tragedy in Shakespeare's play is analyzed; the use of comic figures, irony and punning are detailed. 5 pages, 4 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
08091. Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet. A comparative character study which illustrates Shakespeare's ability to utilize minor characters as dramatic devices to advance the action of his tragedies. 5 pages, 5 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $35
08072. Hamlet. A review of Shakespeare's tragedy which analyzes Hamlet's role as an agent of Providence in bringing about divine purgation and healing. 5 pages, 3 footnotes in text, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
08019. Hamlet and Man and Superman. A comparative study of the two plays which indicates both the surface differences between the plays as well as the underlying similarities between them and the influence of Shakespeare's work on Shaw. 9 pages, 44 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $63
08013. Six Critics on Othello and Lear. A comparative analysis of the characters of Othello and King Lear as they are perceived by six different critics. 10 pages, 51 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $70
07742. Romeo and Juliet. The different concepts of eternal and changing love in Shakespeare's play are examined. 5 pages, 4 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
07193. Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice". A study of Shakespeare's play emphasizing his treatment of the conflict between law and mercy, and how true justice is a mixture of both. 6 pages, 7 references in text, 0 bibliographic source.   $42
07191. Love and War in Shakespeare's "Othello". The treatment of love and war in the characters of Othello, Iago, and Desdemona are compared. 5 pages, 5 footnotes in text, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
06723. "The Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare. The symbolic meaning of the passage in which the Prince of Morocco chooses the golden casket and loses Portia's hand is analyzed in terms of Portia's character. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic source.   $35
06562. Marriage in Macbeth and Antony and Cleopatra. The different views of the marriage alliance in these two Shakespeare plays are contrasted; Antony's marriage is seen as a political alliance, while the Macbeths' marriage is a kind of conspiracy. 6 pages, 8 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $42
06561. Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra". The ways of demostrating love are compared in the two leading characters of Shakespeare's drama. Cleopatra's concerns with fidelity and love are contrasted with Antony's. 5 pages, 8 footnotes in text, 1 bibliographic source   $35
06560. Shakespeare's "The Tempest". Shakespeare's treatment of legitimacy and creative power in his late romance is analyzed. The individual characters are compared in terms of their creativity, and the serious moral theme of the legitimacy of marriage is examined. 15 pages, 22 footnotes in text, 0 bibliographic source.   $105
06559. Romantic Love in Shakespeare and the Restoration Playwrights. The image of ideal love, as opposed to arranged marriages and alliances, is looked at in Antony and Cleopatra and three Restoration comedies. 6 pages, 5 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $42
06558. Antony and Cleopatpa and the Man of Mode. Shakespeare's Roman tragedy and Etherege's comedy of the Restoration period are contrasted from their views of Romantic love. 6 pages, 5 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $42
06554. "Twelfth Night" (Shakespeare), "Wild Oats" (O'keeffe), and "Death of a Salesman" (Miller): A Comparison. The themes of identities lost and found are compared in three plays from different eras. Shakespeare's romance, O'Keefee's comedy and Miller's tragedy are seen as having the same unreal qualities in the characters' abilities to change roles and personalities. KEYWORDS: shakespeare o'keefe miller characterizations wild oats twelfth night death of a salesman. 9 pages, 0 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources. Notes in text.   $63
06553. The Character of Hotspur in Henry Iv, Chapter One. The rebellious Henry Percy, "Hotspur," is considered in this study of Shakespeare's historical drama. Hotspur's fatal flaws of willfullness and ill-temper are seen as the key factors in the failure of his revolt. 9 pages, 2 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $63
06552. Macbeth as a Tragic Character. The protagonist of Shakespeare's play is analyzed in terms of the classical definition of tragedy as that which arouses pity and fear in it audience. Macbeth is judged to be a legitimately tragic figure, although he does not deserve our pity. 8 pages, 2 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $56
06225. The Tempest. Detailed literary analysis of Shakespeare's most mysterious play. Characters, plot, symbolism and themes are thoroughly covered. 14p. notes in text.   $98
05828. A Midsummer Night's Dream. The role of the fairies and the clowns in creating an alternative reality to that of the Courst and in widening the range of dramatic potential is the basis of this paper. 4p. 2f. in text.   $28
05770. King Lear's "Army of Fools" (William Shakespeare). Folly, insanity and blindness in the real and symbolic senses and what they represent are discussed extensively. Various critical views are examined. 12 pages, 3 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $84
05746. Regenerative Sensibility in the "Tempest." Perfection, repentance and sin are the themes explored by this paper showing how the situation created by Prospero allows the possibility, of regeneration. Close reference to the text. 16 pages, 47 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $112
05222. "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare. The problem of Hamlet's feigned madness in the Shakespearian drama is considered. The play-within-a-play and the conflict between appearance and reality are seen as aspects of the protagonist's multiple personality. 8 pages, 10 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $56
05212. A Midsummer Night's Dream. The metamorphoses of fairies and men in the third act of Shakespear's comedy are discussed, and the structure of the play-within-a-play considered. 4 pages, 0 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $28
05093. Language and Madness in "King Lear." The use of language as a means of illuminating Lear's madness. Madness itself as a perverse form of reality which finally reveals Lear's folly to himself. 9 pages, 1 footnote + notes with quotations, 1 bibliographic sources.   $63
05054. King Lear by William Shakespeare. The characterization and symbolism of King Lear are seen as a parable of madness and the tragedy of the breakdown of justice and fair-mindedness. 8 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $56
04871. Lord and Lady Macbeth. The characters of William Shakespeare's play are compared, and the relationship of Macbeth and his wife is viewed in terms of doubt and strength. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. Notes in text.   $35
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