Plays Essay Examples and Topics

Cultural Context of the Play “Poker” by Zora Hurston

“Poker” is a play that was written around the 1930s. The Play was written by Hurston an African American woman and a trained anthropologist. Around the time she wrote the play, she was living in a town near New York. The play is set in a shotgun house in New York. It revolves around a […]

Monstrous and human relationship in “Odyssey”

Introduction The relationship between the monstrous and the human in Odyssey is one which showcases there is a thin line between being human and being monstrous. There are numerous instances where this is evidence such as the scene where Circe turned the men of Odysseus into swine, the strangely human like characteristics of the Cyclops […]

“Odyssey”: The Relationship between the monstrous and the human

Introduction When looking at the relationship between the monstrous and the human in Odyssey, it can be seen that monsters represent, in many instances, the darker side of humanity. The Cyclops When looking at the instance where Odysseus encounters the Cyclops Polyphemus, it is often the case that people see a giant monster that is […]

The Change of Gender Roles

The notion that women cannot play a prominent role in family or society has existed for a long time. Although this trend began to change in the past two centuries, this gender stereotype continues to be very widespread. This paper is aimed at discussing such plays as Trifles written by Susan Glaspell and Henrik Ibsen’s […]

“Othello” by Shakespeare

Shakespeare employs the use of irony to convey his message to his audiences. The use of irony creates exciting scenes and makes the audiences identify with the characters. There are several instances of use of irony in the play. Shakespeare uses irony significantly to demonstrates Othello’s prejudice. This is probably the ultimate irony in the […]

Are the Witches Responsible for Duncan’s Death?

The three witches were doing their work by giving their prophecy to Macbeth and Banquo and hence are not responsible for the murder of King Duncan and Banquo’s family. In this play, Shakespeare stipulates that it was Macbeth’s choice which caused the death of Duncan the King. It was the obligation of the witches to […]

The Trojan Women and Everyman

This essay is aimed at discussing such plays as The Trojan Women and Everyman. In particular, it is necessary to compare the experiences of the protagonists, namely Hecuba and the anonymous Everyman. In his play Euripides lays stress on the suffering of woman who is deprived of people who are most dear to her. Moreover, […]

Shakespeare and Honor in his History Plays

Introduction Honor in the era of Shakespeare. Richard III can be considered one of the most popular and exceptional plays written by William Shakespeare. As such, the theme of honor should be explained in the framework of the play Richard III and actions and motivations of its characters with regard to the historic background of […]

Brecht’s views on Drama

In Aristotelian drama, the public left theaters having gone through catharsis. They would relate at personal levels with characters and looked at drama as life. Brecht was so much against this mentality. According to him, drama is a representation of life and not life itself. The public, therefore, has to only take lessons from plays, […]

Dramatic Comedy: The Hairy Ape

The play was written in 1922 by Eugene o’ Neill. “The Hairy Ape” is considered Eugene O’Neill’s greatest work and is admired by multiple readers all over the world. It has particularly deep contents and is full of hidden meanings. The play can be looked at from many various angles and many layers can be […]

The Value of Source Study of Hamlet by Shakespeare

Introduction The content of this essay revolves around the Hamlet play staged and sensationalized by William Shakespeare. With substantial reference to varied sources, the prodigy hatched a theatrical drama piece of Hamlet, depicting a code of revenge, patricide, tragedy, and regicide (Sanchez 21). This paper bears significant valuation for the sources that Shakespeare alluded to […]

Thomas Nashe’s View on Shakespearian Language

Introduction The incredible works of Shakespeare and Thomas Nashe are among the most valued literature pieces in the American literature. Using various forms of Shakespearian literary techniques, Thomas Nashe wrote an interesting literature. However, knowledge about the literature concepts of Nashe is still negligible amongst most of the readers. Two of the literary pieces of […]

The Expression of Sarcasm in the Odyssey

Introduction Sarcasm is a theme commonly expressed in various forms of writings. People use sarcasm when irritated, disappointed or angered by an action and they expect the recipients to recognize their vengeful intension (Minchin 542). In this case, we analyze Homer’s poem, Odyssey. Odyssey describes the sufferings and struggles of a king who spends ten […]

Realism as portrayed in the plays An Enemy of the People and A Taste of Honey

Introduction Henry James in 1884 stated that, the supreme virtue of fiction is to produce an “air of reality” or an “illusion of life” James like many other writers valued and embraced an aesthetic of realism (Wharton 3). This form of art valued accurate representation of the psychological and material realities of life. Realism came […]

The Tempest by William Shakespeare

The relationships between fathers and daughters are usually particular. This connection is greater when a father have to bring up a daughter himself. It is obvious that no matter how old a daughter is a father always considers her as a small girl who needs care and protection. The appearance of one more man near […]

Theatre – Goldinis Mistress of the Inn and Voltaires Orphan of China

Introduction The two playwrights revolve around issues of concern to contemporary society. These include violence, love, romance and care, among others. This is evident throughout the play as protagonists interact with other characters to develop themes such as love, chauvinism and romance, among others. One of the playwrights, Orphan of China, gives a story in […]

Different Types of Love Portrayed in Skespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

Introduction Romeo and Juliet is really an overwhelming play by William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet has been categorized as a tragedy by William Shakespeare which has been ranked above most of his other plays. The play revolves around two young star-crosses lovers, Romeo and Juliet whose deaths ultimately fasten together their feuding families. Romeo and […]

Othello’s Fall from Grace and Redemption at the End of the Play

Shakespeare’s tragic heroes are often represented as noble characters who suffer disaster and who are not to blame because of their naivety. At the same time, the brilliance of the tragedy is confined to the flaws of the characters which prevents them from making the right decision. Othello is also in front of the choice […]

Shakespeare: Hamlet

Introduction The play Hamlet depicts a tragedy written by the author in the period between 1599 and 1601 (Shmoop 1). The story of the play is about the prince Hamlet whose father was the king of Denmark. The king was murdered by Hamlet’s uncle Claudius who also married Hamlet’s mother Gertrude. The play is centered […]

Manliness in Shakespeare’s plays

Introduction The play Macbeth is designed for the purpose of complementing a self proclaimed anti militarist Macbeth (Wells 117). While it is apparent that the play celebrates divine themes such as justice, verity, stableness, temperance, bounty, perseverance, mercy, lowliness, courage, patience, fortitude and devotion, the play shows men defending such virtues not with reluctant resort […]

A Streetcar Named Desire

The story of the play A Streetcar named Desire focuses on love. The research centers on Blanche DuBois’ lies. The research includes determining why Blanche DuBois lied. The street car named desire shows, in a certain sense, Blanche is a liar. In a sense, Blanche is a liar. Blanche DuBois gave several lies to hide […]

Euripides’ Hippolytos

Introduction Hippolytus (428 B.C) is a tragic prince who likes hunting and chaste. He worships the goddess of “hunting and chastity, Artemis and ignores Aphrodite, the goddess of love” (Halleran 2001). Aphrodite is furious with this act of exclusion and plans to revenge. Aphrodite causes Phaedra (stepmother to Hippolytus) to “fall in love with Hippolytus” […]

Power and Evocation of Horror: The Macbeth Witches’ Chant

The witches’ chant in Macbeth is powerful poetry and powerful drama. It derives its power from several features. Among them are the rhymes, the rhythm of the words, the interpolation of a chorus, the increasing complexity of the lines as the poem progresses, and the vivid and horrifying imagery. Shakespeare may have had many aims […]

How does Oedipus exhibit weakness of character?

Oedipus, the King of Thebes was married to Jocasta. At the start of the play, he was not aware that he had slept with his mother or that he had murdered his father. Eventually, he came to terms with the fact that he was the one who was betraying his kingdom and felt very guilty, […]

Oedipus

“Oedipus is punished not for any fault in himself, but for his ignorance. Not knowing his family history, unable to recognize his parents on sight, he is blameless; and in slaying his father and marrying his mother, he behaves as any sensible person might behave in the same circumstances.” I agree with the above interpretation. […]

The motif of alienation in Tennessee Williams’s play The Glass Menagerie

One of the reasons why Tennessee Williams’s play The Glass Menagerie continues to be referred, as such that represents a particularly high literary value, is that the themes and motifs, contained in it, are discursively relevant. That is, by being exposed to how the play’s characters address life-challenges, viewers do recognize these characters’ innermost psychological […]

The play “City Politics”

This article seeks to review and comment on a restoration comedy play by John Crowne. This play “City Politics” reflects the events that surround the newly elected chief magistrate (Sneidern and Douglas 987).It concentrates on the betrayal and the deceit that entangle Paulo Camillo, the new chief magistrate. The author shows the development, progression, and […]

Hamlet

Introduction Gertrude, better known as Hamlet’s mother, and the adulterous queen who married too quickly after her husband’s death, is one of the minor characters in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Gertrude is often been suspected of perjury towards the dead king and her quick remarriage is often seen as a sign of her unfaithfulness towards her dead […]

The Paradox of Comedy: A Society’s Watchdog and Entertainer

A comedy is a play, script or a live performance meant to entertain the audience and make people laugh. Comedy comprises of jokes and satirical lines. Subversive comedy and social comedy are among the broader categories of drama. Subversive comedy reveals the different fissures under the smooth surface of official ideology in society and the […]

Odysseus as husband

Odyssey by Homer is a story about a brave hero who wants to return home after the Trojan War. His return is too complicated and too lengthy. Going home, Odysseus overstays for 20 years. All this time he dreams of seeing his wife and his son. Family is the only wish he strives for. The […]

Description of the Beach Scene in summer

Summer is the perfect time for individuals to visit and enjoy the marvelous scenes along the coast. In addition, the feelings and experiences felt in the beach during the summer are always fantastic. Several sceneries and experiences are seen and felt at the beach during summer. These include; the plantation along the beach and inside […]

The Beggar King of Ithaca

In Homer’s “The Beggar King of Ithaca”, Odysseus shows immovable character and will. He has the ability to change many things the way he personally wants but he chooses a path of great morality. When it comes down to a physical fight, Odysseus has all might to win but his wisdom and graces serve as […]

The Tragedy of Othello

William Shakespeare’s work titled The tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice, is thought to have been based on an Italian short story Un Capitano Moro (Jones 2). Un Capitano Moro, means ‘a Moorish captain’. The tragedy of Othello has four main characters. They include Othello, who is the lead actor; Desdemona, Othello’s wife; Cassio, […]

Homer’s “Illiad” History

Homer’s composition style Various works of art attribute to legends and motivation of antiquity. Homer was one such scholar whose art attracted the milieu and other people world over. His poems and literature books posed as a great competition around the 7th to 9th centuries as he inscribed most of them in Greek. A better […]

Shakespeare’s Play A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream was written at the end of the sixteenth century, the period marking the rise of Elizabethan era. Represented as a city comedy, the play also refers to the golden epoch of English history. Shakespeare’s literary work can be considered satirical in tone because it focuses on the audience of youth originating […]

Homer’s “The Odyssey”

In his intriguing epic Odyssey, Homer focuses on the social, political and spiritual practices of the Greek people. However, through discussing the adventures and social attributes of the characters, Homer highlights the aspect of xenia as per the Greek culture. Therefore, a critical analysis of the story enlightens the contemporary society on the aspect of […]

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

When discussing William Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet, one is to keep in mind the major themes of the play. First of all, it should be pointed out that one of the most common themes the tragedy represents seems to be the issue of revenge. Other important aspects are related to religion, fortune, fate, corruption, appearance vs. […]

Analysis of Setting, Character Development, and Symbolism in the Play A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen.

At a glance, Ibsen’s Doll’s House recounts a story about the place of women in society, as well as marriage stereotypes and norms accepted in the 19th century. Further considerations of the text connotations, setting, characters description, and symbolism reveal the contrary beliefs. Certainly, the story focuses on the relationships between males and females and […]

Shakespeare’s Plays

Shakespeare is one of the greatest authors in history and up to his death he had written 37 plays and 154 sonnets. His plays explore a variety of genres including comedy, fantasy, revenge, tragedy, romance and farce. Most of his plays were published in the sixteenth and seventeen centuries and during that time his reference […]

The main actor Creon in “Antigone” by Sophocles

Antigone by Sophocles dramatizes the conflict between a sense of duty towards the family and the claims of state. The two main actors in the masterwork namely Antigone and Creon represent the two sides of this conflict respectively. Throughout the play, there are hints that Creon who defends his actions as doing them in line […]

Achilles is one of the major characters in “The Iliad”

Achilles is one of the major characters in “The Iliad”. Despite his prodigious might and his close affiliation with the gods, Achilles strikes most modern readers as less heroic warrior. In the texts of the Iliad Achilles is depicted as a great warrior possessing all the marks of a grand fighter by proving his might […]

The Play ‘Electricidad’ and Its Physical, Vocal and Spatial Presentation

Introduction Public speaking involves speaking before a group of people. It is a structured process that has a deliberate intention of entertaining, influencing or informing the listeners. It is almost similar to presentation, normally done in business meetings. People involved in public speaking are leaders and highly influential people such as politicians, religious leaders, and […]

The Role of hospitality in the Homeric world-Odyssey

In the Homeric world the theme of hospitality has been used in a rather obsessive manner with the author raising it very more often, in this writing the social world is complicated and confused.Within the society comprising Homer’s world are the hospitable and noble people on one side and the exploiters on the other side. […]

“How I Learned to Drive” by Paula Vogel

Introduction The play “How I learned to drive” is written by the playwright Paula Vogel and won her a Pulitzer award for drama in 1998. The play revolves around the theme of social and familial relationship where there is sexual predation and manipulation. The play follows the sexual relationship that goes on between Lil’ Bit […]

Everyman presentation of ideas about religion and hypocrisy

The late fifteenth century English morality play, Everyman, by use of allegorical characters, presents ideas of religion and hypocrisy. The play talks about the religion of Christianity and how its adherents ought to live so as to save their souls. The ideas about religion are evident all through the play and its patently religious lesson […]

Shakespeare Authorship Question: Thorough Analysis of Style, Context, and Violence in the Plays Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night

Introduction If one answers that William Shakespeare was the author, it can be predicted that he/she was asked a famous Shakespeare authorship question. The problem whether Shakespeare was the author of all the plays he had written or it was absolutely another person or even a group of people remains unsolved. Much discussion is devoted […]

Prophecies in Oedipus the King

In Oedipus the King, one of the persons, who receive prophesies that project a doomed end, is King Laius; who is the biological father to Oedipus. The oracle that King Laius receives is that he is to be killed by his son (Bloom 117). Since Oedipus is still an infant, his father King Laius decides […]

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Introduction The paper is an essay on main themes in the play titled ‘The Hamlet’ written by Shakespeare. Themes are those issues that propel an artist whether a poet, novelist, essayist or a short story writer to write. It is worth noting that Hamlet is tragedy kind of art and it is deemed to have […]

Hwang’s Critique of Orientalism

Orientalism is a set of historical, ideological, cultural, geographical, psychological and other implications for both Westerners and Easterners, with the latter being the actual subjects thereof. However, it is possible to state, judging from the huge body of literature dedicated to the essence of Orientalism, the analysis of it roots and the process of its […]

The Meaning and Impact of the Closing Book of The Odyssey

Ancient Greek critic Aristophanes understood the end of The Odyssey as occurring with the words “rejoicing in each other, they returned to their bed, the old familiar place they loved so well,” thus rendering the final installment of the poem, Book 24, superfluous (Homer 337-38). However, Book 24 serves an essential function when we view […]

Ritual Performances in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Running back to the 14th century, ritual performances played great roles in people’s lives because they believed in the results therein. Rituals and festivities underscore Shakespeare’s works. For instance, the celebrations that characterize the concluding setting of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is a rite of passage, a ritual that seeks to induct Hippolyta who must […]

Oedipus as a Tragic Hero

Abstract Oedipus is a tragedy because it fits the definition of a tragic hero as established by Aristotle in the Poetics. In a classic tragedy, we see a noble and a heroic protagonist whose destruction is caused by a flaw in his character. This flaw can cause him to get involved in circumstances, which overpower […]

The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare: Allusions and Symbols in the Play

The works by William Shakespeare present “a material” for argument and debates since they were created. Literature critiques still find new themes and subjects for analysis in each play or sonnet by this outstanding author. The works by William Shakespeare are rich in content, themes, literary devices and figurative expressions. The Winter’s Tale is one […]

Violence of Shakespeare

During his era, Shakespeare had plays that were full of violence and they were very popular. Today’s audiences get disgusted because his plays are full of blood shedding and cruelty. In Shakespeare’s work, violence is portrayed in many ways such as in rape and sexual violation, mutilation, brutal murder and suicide. Specialists in the modern […]

The Role of Queen Gertrude in Play “Hamlet”

Whether or not Queen Gertrude, Prince Hamlet’s mother, was guilty of being part of the conspiracy that led to the murder of her husband, King Hamlet is debatable. This follows the fact that every critic presents a proof that defends his/her position concerning the debate, a case that takes place even today. Those on the […]

The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde

Introduction Realism in the visual arts emphasizes on the objective representation of reality and accuracy, where theater and drama are important components. To achieve realism in plays, playwrights strive to present real people experiencing confrontations with the physical and philosophical difficulties where they tend to become victims of forces beyond their control. Like the average […]

Perspectives: Woman at point Zero

The story revolves around a woman who seeks vengeance against betrayal by her lover. The play is set in the city of Corinth where the lady Medea has been invited to by Jason following the Golden Fleece. Jason decides to leave her for another woman, Glauce whose father happens to be a King. In the […]

Drama: Susan Glaspell’s Trifle’s

The storyline of the play Trifle’s by Susan Glaspell revolves around resolving a murder mystery. The people involved in this murder case include Mr. and Mrs. Wright, a local advocate, a senior police officer, the Hale’s family and the Sheriff’s wife. Much of the Trifle’s addresses the audience nonverbally, utilizing physical and visual cues, which […]

What Can Lawyers Learn From ‘Othello’?

Written by William Shakespeare, Othello is a fascinating story, whose setting is on a street in the provincial capital of Veneto, Venice. Shakespeare has employed one of the literature elements by using major characters like, Othello, a hero and the head of armies, Desdemona, Othello’s covert wife, Michael Cassio, Othello’s deputy, Lago, ranked below the […]

Humiliation of Iago (Othello)

The article under consideration is called Humiliation of Iago (Othello) and is written by Zender. The article is dedicated to discussing the veritable motives of Iago who wants to separate the beloved. The author provides different hypotheses concerning the real reasons for his hatred and cruelty and attempt to find the answers within the play […]

Modern Tragedy

Tragedy is a type of drama or literature that shows the downfall or destruction of a noble or outstanding person (Miller 222). Such a character is one who possesses a character weakness known as a tragic flaw (Thompson and Bowler 934). The authors present Macbeth, for example, a brave and noble figure whose downfall is […]

The Cherry Orchard: Response

Introduction Most of the literary works present a reflection of what happens in the society. Authors normally voice their opinions about issues affecting the people through various themes. These themes are disclosed through analysis of a character’s actions. In the contemporary society, introduction of literature research has extensively increased the volume of literature in every […]

Jack Worthing, as the Image of Englishman of Victorian Epoch, in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Introduction The Importance of Being Earnest is the famous play by Oscar Wilde, an outstanding English play-writer. The play was highly appreciated by the public and reviewers. Due to its involved plot and a good sense of humor, the play continues to attract a numerous audience at the theatres all over the world. The aim […]

Drama analysis: A Doll’s House

Background A Doll’s House drama has been regarded as a composition whose performance in art has a social significance of mapping out life’s issues. It presents an in-depth development of emotional themes which realistic characters are going through. These characters are trying to deal with dramatic experiences in their lives. According to Butler and Watt, […]

Sir John Falstaff

Introduction The works by William Shakespeare are the integral part of the world literature heritage. Shakespeare is the outstanding author of the numerous tragedies and comedies which are staged at the theatres all over the world. Falstaff is one of the most remarkable characters of the several plays of the dramatist. The aim of this […]

British Literature

Introduction The world of literature can be characterized by the various genres and styles. The poetry is not an exception. The themes and the underlying meanings of the poems encompass the problems of human existence, human feelings, desires, and even the world perception. The carpe diem poems are the examples of the poetry works uncovering […]

“Doctor Faustus” by Christopher Marlowe

Introduction The British literature of the epoch of Enlightenment is characterized by the prevalence of the poetry and drama as well as by the focus on the themes of morality and Christian values. The play Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe can be referred to the modified genre of the Morality Play, which was popular at […]

The play “Waiting for Godot”

The theatre is always about the play, the characters and the drama. The three questions that the theatre asks are: what the play is, why it is the way it is and what the characters learn during the play? The play “Waiting for Godot” is about two people who are waiting for a person named […]

“Hamlet” and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”

“Hamlet” and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” are two plays. There is a definite connection between them, but it goes beyond the mere obvious drama of death. Both plays have a common theme of a surreal world where people are objects ruled by a higher and unknown force. Even though these works of art were […]

“Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett

“Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett is a play that makes one wonder what life is all about and how to contemplate existence. An article in the Globe and Mail titled “Stratford’s Waiting for Godot is worth it” talks about an idea that the two characters are suspended between life and death. It would be […]

Homer, the Iliad

Historical background The Iliad by Homer is more of myth art than factual historical happening. It considered as has a great Greece mythology. It is known to have contributed greatly to the western civilization (Kershaw 34). More often, the Iliad is referred to as the Song of Ilion. It is an ancient Greek poem and […]

Canonical Status Of Hamlet By William Shakespeare

Introduction Shakespeare’s works have been received with mixed reactions. Not because of the rare quality attributed to his works but due to difficulties in comprehending his original texts. However, Shakespeare continues to influence and inspire each and every generation with his creative artistic mind of playing around with words. Shakespeare applied early modern English in […]

The Play “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare

Abstract The perceptions of Shakespeare’s literary work vary among different writers and actors alike. The interpretation of the actual literary themes in Shakespeare’s 19 century plays and poems is difficult without distortion; in addition, representation of these themes in the original language in films diminishes the actual quality of his works. According to Stanivukovic, in […]

“The Merchant of Venice” as a Comedy

There are several aspects in any work of art that make it be characterized as a comedy. The classification is usually based on the form and the content of that particular work of art. In most cases, a comedy has twists and conflicts that are usually solved at the end of it, all hence leading […]

The History Boys

Introduction The play, “The History Boys” is a fascinating and interesting text by Alan Bennet. The play is really though-provoking, intensely moving, whereby it is of great depth as well as dazzle and fun. The author, Alan Bennet has demonstrated his expertise in play writing through the interesting and fascinating nature of the play. It […]

Creative process in William Shakespeare works

Staging a discussion of William Shakespeare perhaps invites people to reminiscent the glamour of his literary works, which were masterfully created within a quarter of a century. Introspection of Shakespeare works, “individually, several of them are among world’s finest written works; taken collectively, they establish Shakespeare as foremost literally talent of his own Elizabeth age […]

The Theme of Revenge in Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Introduction There is hardly a single play in the world that is as well-known and popular as Hamlet. One might enjoy it or hate it, but either way, one will definitely find something strangely attractive about it. Perhaps, the given effect owes much to the palette of emotions that Shakespeare uses in his play; it […]

Trifles by Susan Glaspell

Contemporarily, people are equal regardless of their gender courtesy of the different constitutions across the world. This perception did not exist earlier, especially at the start of the 20th century and earlier centuries. In the past, the society was mainly male-dominated and women were treated with little importance. For instance, the woman’s place was in […]

Trifles: A Play in One Act

By showing how oblivious the men are to the challenges and accomplishments of women’s lives and women’s work, Trifles forces us to question how we perceive the world. The male characters enter a house filled with clues to a desperately unhappy situation, and do not even notice. If this is possible in the setting of […]

Summary about Shakespeare’s Othello

Othello is a literary play that was written by William Shakespeare in 1603. The play is a tragedy revolving around four main characters that include Othello, Desdemona, Iago and Cassio. The four main characters have different roles in the play that complement each other in this tragic play. Othello is the lead character who plays […]

The Downfall of Othello

Introduction Othello, The moor of Venice is a play that was written by William Shakespeare. The play has been considered as one of his greatest works as a poet. Sophocles is the author of Oedipus play, which has enjoyed audience and support from other scholars. The plays are similar in tragic downfall of main characters. […]

Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and Heart of Darkness

Oscar Wilde’s comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest, is a satire of everything stuffy and constrictive in the 19th and early 20th century. It shows the modern reader how different life was back then, and also how much remains the same. The play explores the theme of the relations between the sexes. It also highlights […]

Oedipus the King

Introduction This is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles. The main character Oedipus is the King of Thebes. Oedipus’ own fault brings him down and in an embarrassing way. The literature work presents a perfect example of tragedy. King Oedipus is the protagonist in the play. His tragic error is linked to a natural curse on […]

Trifles by Susan Glaspell

Introduction Trifles, a play written by Susan Glaspell, is one of the most famous works of literature published in the United States. It touches sensitive issues which are burning for the American society, particularly during her life time. The play is a one-act piece, and seeks to illustrate woman’s sorrow when the main character is […]

“The Revenger’s Tragedy” a Play by Brain Gibbons

Literary work is a reflection of what is happening in the society. Authors normally voice their opinions about issues affecting the society through various themes. These themes are closely linked together through analysis of a character’s actions. In the contemporary society, introduction of literature research has extensively increased the volume of literature in every topic […]

The Play “Hamlet Prince of Denmark” by W.Shakespeare

Introduction Irrespective of social class, religious inclination, size of accumulated wealth, epoch inclination, and beauty, death kisses people equality every time it knocks on the door of its victim! The play Hamlet is tragic. Hamlet, an affluent prince, is moved by the death of his father. However, opposite to his expectation, his mother seems unmoved […]

“The Field” Written by John B. Keane

The Field is a play written by John B. Keane. The play is set in a small village of Southwest Ireland. The main character, Bull McCbe, is a man who transforms a barren rocky piece of land to a fertile field. Years of commitment, hard labor, and dedication enabled him to achieve all these. He […]

The Oedipus Story

Introduction An examination of the story of Oedipus reveals a certain degree of hubris among the characters which I believe is an integral theme within the story that lead to the start and culmination of most of the events that occurred. What you have to understand is that in most of the Greek stories that […]

Penelope Is the Determining Moral Agent

Homer provides a comprehensive picture of the society of the ancient Greece in his Famous work The Odyssey. Penelope can be regarded as embodiment of rightfulness. It is also necessary to note that Penelope should be regarded as a determining moral agent as it is her own way to live and she has her own […]

In Miller’s Mind

Summary of The Crucible The Crucible is a must-read fascinating chef-d’oeuvre authored by Arthur Miller, a renowned playwright from America, which dramatizes the way witch-hunting and witch trials took place at Salem, Massachusetts, in the year 1692 through 1693. The play opens with a multitude of girls enjoying a dancing exercise in the forest with […]

Psychological Freedom

Introduction Fences is a play written by August Wilson, an American playwright, in 1983. The play explores experiences of black Americans during the 1950s concerning racial discriminations that dominated the society. The play focuses on the life of Troy, the main character, a family man who is 53 years old. His wife, Rose, and his […]

What Do the Famous Plays Have to Say to a Modern Audience?

The Two Famous Plays Drama is one of the most spectacular and most appealing forms of art. Such masterpieces as plays by Sophocles and Shakespeare will never become less popular or out-of-date. These plays still appeal to people’s hearts and make them think of such important issues as life and death, love and hatred, duty […]

Oedipus the King

Introduction Pericles, a leader and respected man in Athens, was a skilled orator. His literary work had a significant impact on the people of Athens even after he died. During his time, Athens was occasionally at war. With the successful defense of the city, it was required that an honorable burial be conducted for those […]

Achievement of Greatness no matter who you are

Pericles was one of the leaders of Athens in the ancient Greek, who ensured that the city achieved greatness through all available means. In one of the funerals, Pericles showed that the main aim of the leaders of the city was to achieve greatness implying that leaders were not interested in self-interest but instead they […]

Sophocles and Aristotle

Abstract Poetry is an imitation employed by writers to express views ad opinions in society. In many fictional poems, characters are portrayed with either better or worse behaviors as compared to behaviors of real characters. Other writers try as much as possible to match the objects of poetic imitation with real life events. In his […]

The Ghosts in Homer’s Odyssey

Introduction Homer’s Odyssey is one of the Greek epics. It is also a sequel to Homer’s Iliad. In book 11, Odysseus speaks to numerous ghosts that give him revelations, advice and guidance. Most of these ghosts have an influence on Odysseus’s fate. Throughout the book, Odysseus speaks to numerous ghosts including that of his own […]