Examines William Shakespeare's tragedies as an illustration of the breakdown and ultimate restoration of order.
# 25998 | 2,203 words | 4 sources | APA | 2002 |
Published on May 04, 2003 in English (Comparison) , Shakespeare (Hamlet) , Shakespeare (Other Plays and Comparisons) , Shakespeare (MacBeth) , Shakespeare (King Lear)
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This paper illustrates the specific idea that appears to be evident in a majority, if not all, of Shakespeare's works - that the works are mainly concerned with the concept of the disruption and restoration of order at various levels. Examples are provided of this "breakdown" at various different or parallel levels, including personal, intimate, political and spiritual. The paper examines several Shakespearean tragedies including "Hamlet", "King Lear" and "Macbeth".
From the Paper:"Hamlet at the very moment of killing Claudius and thus restoring both personal and political order himself dies. He then cannot take his rightful place on the throne, nor as head of his family. This has been denied him as the price for its very restoration. This also holds true for Lear. His kingdom is restored and those who sought to destroy him are no more. Yet it is Albany who now rules. In addition at the personal level, Lear finally discovers his love for Cordelia only just before her death. Having finally found her, she is now lost to him for eternity. Lear has also paid the ultimate price for restoration."
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