William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

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William Shakespeare is an American playwright and poet. He was born April 23, 1564 and died on the same day 52 years later on April 23, 1616. Throughout his life, he has accomplished many things. Some of his most famous works include but are not limited to Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and Hamlet. For one of his famous works, Hamlet, Shakespeare uses plot to strengthen the point of corruption in the play. Another element used to further help the theme of the play is character. The final literary element used to explain the theme of corruption in the story is dialogue. William Shakespeare uses the dramatic elements of plot, character, and dialogue to illustrate the theme of corruption. William Shakespeare uses the plot to include the theme of corruption into Hamlet. The first example of the rising action is when the ghost appears at the castle. Knowing that the ghost is appearing hints that something is wrong in the castle, Elsinore. A ghost would not appear out of thin air if everything thing was going alright in life. After conversing with the ghost, the readers find out that the ghost that appeared out of nowhere is actually Hamlet’s father; the ghost reveals that his death is actually a murder. This is automatically corrupt, because of the involvement of murder. This revelation leads Hamlet to be very emotionally unstable. John McLaughlin specified, “Hamlet himself can be gloomy and melancholic, violent and active, confused and rebellious, poetic and tender, lonely and
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