Essays on Plays

Oedipus Rex: Scene Analysis

 It is evident that author leaves no stone unturned in explaining the blind man about the showcase on the television. Both the dramas depicts that god, as an ultimate power rules over the freedom over the willpower of the man. Oedipus rex agreed to the fact that there is total domination of the fate over...
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Theme Of Poisoning In Hamlet

Poison in the ear is a common theme among Shakespeare’s works. His play, Hamlet, is no exception. While many of the play’s protagonists literally die by being poisoned, the downfall and death of Laertes can be attributed to “poison words”. After learning that his father, Polonius, is dead, Laertes, demands to know who murdered him,...
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The Relationship Between Men And Gods In Oedipus Rex By Sophocles

There have been debates about the role of gods in human societies ever since the establishment of the first religions. Ancient Greek playwrights often explored the ideas of divinity, predestination, and fate in their works, which were performed in theatres. Sophocles’ works, including Oedipus Rex, reflect on religious, mythological, and divine beliefs and questions society...
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The Pistols In Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler

Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler is situated in the late nineteenth century of Norway, where firearms and ammunition were starting to get great advancements, as there were major development that revolutionised the industry. Bullets were only developed in the early nineteenth century, by Henri-gustave Delvigne. One significant image in the play “Hedda Gabler” is General Gabler’s...
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Realism In Hedda Gabler

In the 19th century, common people were considered inferior in society and they were not wealth to be part of literature except for Kings. In “Hedda Gabler” by Henrik Ibsen paint a realistic picture of gender, power, battle between rich and poor, where the Hedda’s action represent the social determinism in society. Although Hedda Gabler...
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Revenge As A Major Theme Seen In Shakespeare’s Hamlet

 Confucius once said, “before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” Revenge is based on the principle that it is only fair to correct a wrong by doing another wrong. Its compelling nature causes one to act carelessly through anger rather than reason. Revenge is one of humanity’s worst flaws that ultimately...
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Gender Roles And Stereotypes Of Men And Women In Lysistrata

During the time era of the late 400’s B.C, gender roles and stereotypes were in full force in Greece. These stereotypes are demonstrated extremely well in Aristophanes’ comedy play Lysistrata. These themes, while less pronounced in our modern era, can still be seen in other forms of media, such as in movies or television shows....
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