16th Century England Theatre: The University Wits

Theatre in the 16th Century England The theatre’s transition from the medieval to the Renaissance is more readily apparent in England than in Italy or France. As the rediscovered classics gradually found their way to England, English plays did begin to reflect their influence. Religious and political controversies and religious strife between Catholic and Protestant…

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…