An analysis of the themes of the usurpation of power and love in five plays by William Shakespeare.
# 86199 | 1,800 words | 5 sources | 2005 |
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Shakespeare (Hamlet) , Shakespeare (Taming of the Shrew) , Shakespeare (Midsummer Night's Dream) , Shakespeare (Other Plays and Comparisons) , Shakespeare (MacBeth) , Shakespeare (The Tempest) , Shakespeare (General)
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In this paper, the themes of the usurpation of power and love are central factors within these five plays by William Shakespeare. The issue of authority is always challenged, and the struggle for power is always maintained through the catalyst of love. The five plays analyzed in this paper, represent the link between love and usurpation of power through family, government, and the institution of marriage imposed by Shakespeare throughout these works.
From the Paper:"This Shakespearean study will examine the themes of the usurpation of power and love within 'Hamlet', 'Macbeth', 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', 'The Tempest', and 'The Taming of the Shrew' by William Shakespeare. The key thematic connection of the usurpation of kingly power is a central focus in Shakespeare's characters. By integrating the theme of love in this analysis, one can realize the trickery and guises through romance that instigate plot tension within these works by William Shakespeare. The struggle for power that resides within 'The Taming of the Shrew' resides with the patriarchal Baptist that wishes to control his daughters."
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