Emergence of Shakespeare's Romance Plays


Emergence of Shakespeare's Romance PlaysThere is considerable critical controversy surrounding the labelling of Shakespeare's late plays. The Winter's Tale and The Tempest, among others, use recognisable elements of both tragedy and comedy, hence their placement in the `tragicomedy' category, but this category is in fact an emerging genre with certain implications; therefore the use of the term requires knowledge of Renaissance theory concerning tragicomedy. A group of these late plays have also Continue reading

Character of Hamlet Essay


Character of Hamlet EssayThroughout the play Shakespeare presents Hamlet as a weak man who is bitter towards the women in his life. This is mainly due to his mother, Gertrude betraying Hamlets father soon after his death. Hamlet is disgusted in his mother's behaviour and as they were living in a patriarchal society this sort of behaviour was deemed unacceptable. Hamlet's frustration is not only directed towards the women around him but women kind as a whole.At the beginning of the play Hamlet is Continue reading