Shakespere 2 - Closure Closure is a complicated way of...

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Closure Closure is a complicated way of looking at the end of Shakespeare’s plays. The closures we are presented with at the end of his plays are not what we always expect or want, but nonetheless it is how the play ends. In Henry IV Part One, Measure for Measure, and Macbeth , there is some sense of closure, but also many questions left unanswered, keeping the audience guessing even after the play has concluded. In each one of these plays part of the plot is brought to a close through the ending, but there is also at least one big question still wondering through the audience’s mind. In Henry IV Part 1, the end of the play is crammed with action. A battle and all of the main characters are involved in it. We are given closure to the issues between two of the main characters Hal and Hotspur. They finally engage in battle against each other. There is an epic battle between these two, Hal kills Hotspur and “robs him of his youth” taking his honor. The audience gets the satisfaction of having this dispute that has been taking place since the first act with King Henry saying how blessed Northumberland is to
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course ENGLIT 0580 taught by Professor Breight during the Fall '08 term at Pittsburgh.

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Shakespere 2 - Closure Closure is a complicated way of...

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