Specific characters are responsible for the way the play turns out, with or without the help of the Fates....
[tags: Shakespeare Winter's Tale Essays] - Power of Men in William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale It has been said that in "The Winter's Tale" Shakespeare dramatises the contemporary struggle between masculine and feminine power.
The Merchant of Venice has all the elements of a comedy, but deals with very grave matters and ends ambiguously.
Pericles foreshadows the novel in its romantic plot and use of narration.
The romantic ending would not be possible without the tragic beginning.
For example, how could the romance between Leontes and Hermione take place in the end without the almost tragic mistake that Leontes makes in the first three acts of the play.
The act of turning away, or turning around from, one's sins, which includes feeling genuinely sorry for them, asking for the forgiveness of God and being willing to live in a different way in the future.
Analyze the character of Autolycus, and discuss his role in the play.
In many other plays, Shakespeare uses asides and soliloquies to give insight into the characters mind.
Hermione must be having complex and very troubling thoughts, but we never see them.