The play Macbeth (or the Scottish play as actors and theatre makers call it) is filled with “direst cruelty” – and moreover, Shakespeare has made the play this way by exploiting the conventions of language and theatre. One of the ways he does this is by making Macbeth seem helpless in which it seems like […]

In the play Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare the entire plot was based around fate. (Fate is defined in the Oxford dictionary as “The development of events outside a person’s control, regarded as predetermined by a supernatural power.”) Shakespeare wrote it this way because he strongly believed in fate. He used metaphors, coincidences, dialogue as tools […]

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