The statue of Shakespeare, Leicester Square in London, UK.
British Literature

The Edenic World of ‘As You Like It’

December 28, 2020

Far from the world of evil and corrupt court, is the world of the forest. It is a world o true reality where there is no room for flattery. Here people live in harmony with nature and resolve all their conflicts. […]

The title page from the first quarto edition of 'Much Adoe About Nothing', printed in 1600.
British Literature

‘Much Ado About Nothing’: A Test of Pride and Love

December 27, 2020

Shakespeare combines delightful repartee and the conventional comic path to investigate love in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. Sometimes, it is not a central authority or a powerful person that creates a block in a relationship. Rather it is the pride of the characters themselves that creates this block. […]

A pile of books, the book on top with Shakespeare written on it.
British Literature

Prospero’s Speeches in ‘The Tempest’

December 17, 2020

‘The Tempest’ is rich with the sense of the ongoing bounty of life, but also well aware of the sadness of loss and the inevitability of death, and also of the mystery of what lies beyond this life. […]

Lady Hamilton playing Miranda.
British Literature

Prospero and Caliban in ‘The Tempest’

December 17, 2020

The interactions between Prospero and Caliban in Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ tells us a lot about human relationships. There is mutual hatred along with a heavy dependency for the sake of survival on the island. […]

Two wooden heads with gears colliding with each other, showing the concept of conflict.
British Literature

The Conflict between Shylock and Antonio

November 6, 2020

Even though Shylock agrees to lend money to Antonio, they are not particularly friends. Shylock hates Antonio and thinks Antonio also hates him for the same reasons. […]

The photograph shows a copy of 'The Merchant of Venice'.
British Literature

Getting to Know Shylock in ‘The Merchant of Venice’

November 5, 2020

Shylock is a Jewish character in Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’, whose Jewish characteristics are bold but perhaps derived from people’s conceptions, not reality. Even though he is not the hero, he is the most complex character in the play and a core part of it. […]

Human skull, old book, sword, crown and burning candle over old wooden table and dark background.
British Literature

What Hamlet Dislikes about Gertrude and Claudius

October 13, 2020

Hamlet believes Gertrude and Claudius get married merely for lust and accuses his mother of that until she gets deeply affected. Gertrude feels guilt and regret, which Hamlet aims at from the beginning. […]

1 2 3