Hamlet Character Relationships

Relationship Description Evidence Claudius and Gertrude Gertrude is trusting of Claudius When Hamlet kills Polonius, Gertrude confides in Claudius. Claudius loves Gertrude to an extent Claudius stops Gertrude from drinking the poisoned wine that was meant for Hamlet. Gertrude protects Claudius Gertrude is always defending Claudius. For example, when Claudius is disturbed by Hamlet’s play,…

Essay: How the Pigs Took Over the Farm in George Orwell’s Animal Farm

In the masterfully constructed novella “Animal Farm” (1945) written by George Orwell, a group of animals revolt against their human masters only to become exactly like the powers and injustice they first fought against. However, on a larger scale, Animal Farm is considerably one of the most controversial and enduring novellas. It is widely regarded…

Religious Victimization of Shylock in The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare is often referred to as the greatest Scriptwriter ever. He truly has a skill, of creating unique characters that, create controversy, and give reasons for people to discuss and debate. Back in the Elizabethan times, Shylock, a character, from the famous Shakespearean play, The Merchant of Venice, would have immediately been seen as…

Ambition in Macbeth: Theme & Examples

The undeniable power of unbridled ambition and its ramifications are extensively portrayed within William Shakespeare’s tragedy; Macbeth. Within this play, ambition is portrayed as a corrupting and unquenchable force through the main concepts of mental imbalance, supernatural behaviors and betrayal. The consuming desires of Macbeth and their repercussions are vividly enhanced through the use of…

Great Expectations: Pip’s Character Development & Analysis

In Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, Pip goes through an initiation consisting of a series of ordeals that force him to mature or suffer the consequences. As Pip experiences the different standards of living, his expectations increase. Pip’s inclination to act like a gentleman causes him to spend prodigiously, forget the value of true friendship, and…

Things Fall Apart: Cultural Changes after African Colonization

African culture in the mid-1900s was very unique and different from any other country. African natives were very secluded and therefore had a chance to develop their own culture. It all changed when the Europeans began colonizing Africa. They built churches, schools, and converted many Africans to Christianity. The Africans could not fight the Europeans,…