Judi Dench

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  • Casino Royal Film Analysis

    completely to ground level. Instead of attempting to inject a fresh new adventure for Bond to tackle after the extremely personal character experiences in Skyfall, Spectre attempts to make things even more emotionally charged. Regrettably, Spectre spends its lengthy runtime (roughly two and a half hours) piggy-backing off the events of Casino Royal, Quantum of Solace, and Skyfall. That’s right, apparently one man – Christop Waltz’s character – takes credit for the trauma to Bond’s psyche (and death-filled love life). In other words, Waltz, who barely even appears when you look at the big picture, is stuck portraying a frivolous character that specifically takes credit for the death of Vesper Lynd (Eva Green in Casino Royal) and M (Judi Dench). Oh and he has ties to an orphaned James Bond, to…

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  • Shakespeare's Treatment Of Women In Hamlet

    In Hamlet, Shakespeare only includes two women in the play, they are both close to the main character, Hamlet, who sees both in two completely different ways and therefore treats them differently too, one with cynical love and the other with a regretful hatred. In Hamlet, Hamlet pretends to be crazy because he is plotting against his murderer of an uncle, Claudius, who killed his natural father and married his mother. From the statement of old King Hamlet, about his brother Claudius poisoning…

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  • The Destruction Of Ambition In Lady Macbeth By William Shakespeare

    The play Macbeth, consists of the themes violence, fate, and ambition. These themes torment the characters which leads to their demise. Although Macbeth admits to vaulting ambition, it is Lady Macbeth who is consumed by the idea of obtaining power. When Macbeth submits to Lady Macbeth’s will, the murder results in drastic detrimental changes in their relationship, which causes Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to grow apart from one another. The flaw in Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's relationship is Lady…

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  • Power And Corruption In Macbeth

    Power is a force that should not be reckoned with and if it is used for evil instead of good, chaos will be unleashed. Shakespeare's play Macbeth, focuses on a tragic hero who desires to become the King of Scotland, and this overwhelming need for power ultimately consumes him. In Macbeth, the characters with power take actions that lead to corruption for themselves and for those around them. The witches in the play are powerful due to their ability to prophesize Macbeth's future and this is…

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  • The Concept Of Ambition In Macbeth

    The play Macbeth is similar to any cliche action movie when the main character wants total power and will do anything to get it with just a little convincing. “At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is a perfectionistic person whose solution has been highly successful. He precipitates his own psychological crisis by violating his dominant set of shoulds in order to act out the arrogant-vindictive trends which are reinforced by his wife” which is why he slips into evil ways (Gale, Cengage…

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  • Theme Of Free Will In Romeo And Juliet

    The theme of free will and fate plays one of the dominant roles in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet love story. Fate and free will are responsible for a lot of conflicts that happened throughout the play. Shakespeare gives a hint to the audience about the doom of the couple by saying in the prologue that “a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life.” (Prologue pg.23) Romeo and Juliet’s love is “dead-marked” which means that their love will bring their death. From the beginning, fate allows Romeo…

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  • Family In The Tempest

    One great writer by the name of Leo Tolstoy once wrote “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” In a similar light Shakespeare seems to have a similar view on family, if his plays are any reflection on his personal ideologies. As probably the most successful playwright in history, it is surprising to see that Shakespeare’s plays were not too different from each other. Once broken up into the there four genres, the tragedies are alike, the comedies are alike…

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  • Comparing Luhrmann's Adaptation Of Romeo And Juliet

    Leonardo DiCaprio speaking Shakespearean dialogue, love or lust, and illegal drugs, become a strange product when put together, but are the base of Luhrmann’s film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. The adaptation Romeo + Juliet is a film adaptation of Shakespeare’s original, but set in a modern day Miami like city. The characters use guns instead of swords, but still speak in Shakespearean English. This film’s modernization of everything except the dialogue caused it to be misunderstood. However,…

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  • The Loss Of Insanity In Macbeth By William Shakespeare

    “One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal” (Alvin Toffler). Many times what causes one to lose their sense of sanity is several events joined together to create an enormous problem for the individual. In the tragedy Macbeth written by William Shakespeare this is exactly what happens, Macbeth is a relatively normal man who is currently fighting for his country however, after many self induced events that took place throughout the play in order to make Macbeth…

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  • Macbeth Vs Macduff Analysis

    What you sow is what you reap; Macbeth, the main character in this play killed a major person in Scotland, He will therefore be punished later for his actions. This play The Tragedy of Macbeth is written by William Shakespeare, and is a tragedy describing a man believing the 3 witches’ prophecy, and goes insane to become and stay as a king. The many characters within this wreck reside in the Dark Middle Ages in mostly Scotland, but the two who relate, but also differ most are Macbeth and…

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