William Shakespeare 's A Great Writer

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William Shakespeare was a great English writer from several centuries ago and is often seen as one of the most remarkable writers to this day. He not only projects deeper ideas throughout his various types of plays, but he also never ceased to entertain the common man or the families of royalty. “Shakespeare 's words and phrases have become so familiar to us that it is sometimes with a start that we realize we have been speaking Shakespeare when we utter a cliché such as ‘one fell swoop’ or ‘not a mouse stirring’,” (Andrew). Not only are the many different phrases and words of Shakespeare known to the general audience, but any person that studies Shakespeare in depth also recognizes the many different techniques used. Some of these are…show more content…
In this famous performance, the women hold much more power than many of the men throughout the play. This can be best discussed by looking at the three witches and Lady Macbeth. The three witches first ensue and inspire the fall and mischief of Macbeth. They began this process by telling him of a prophecy of being heir to the crown. Because of these words, Macbeth is inspired to plot the death of King Duncan. This is the first example of the treatment of women in these plays as Shakespeare shows the women of this particular play hold an amount of power over the men. The treatment of women in this play is one of positivity. Another example of this is the power in with Lady Macbeth holds over her husband. When Macbeth comes home and expressed his want to kill King Duncan but his uncertainty in how of if he should do it, Lady Macbeth basically shamed him into doing it a ‘manly’ way. This play portrays women as something of interest and importance as these women are able to hold a lot of power, with times where they held more control then the men of the play. Similar to the uneven balance of power among characters in Macbeth, The Tempest also displays similar traits and is another example of Shakespeare’s treatment of women. Miranda is the only women who is truly ever displayed throughout the play. From a young age, Miranda experienced no exposure to truly any other characters besides the servant and her father Prospero. In this play, Miranda as the only women displays the
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