Polonius sends his servant Reynaldo to France with money and written notes for Laertes,
and tells him spy on Laertes personal life.
Polonius gives Reynaldo directions as to how to pursue his investigations, then sends him
on his way.
Sonnet 18 explication
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Henry IV Act 5
Falstaff and Bardolph have returned to Gloucestershire, where they are warmly
welcomed by Justice Shallow.
Shallow gives orders to his servant, Davy, to prepare a fine dinner for the guests; Davy
continually interrupts him by asking questio
The Tempest Article Summary
In an article by Robert B. Pierces called "Understanding The Tempest", Pierce questions
what it actually means to understand plays in general; he also notes that there are be
The tempest Act 1
A violent storm rages around a small ship at sea.
master of the ship calls for his boatswain to rouse the mariners to action and prevent the
ship from being run aground by the tempest.
Some mariners enter, followed by a group of nobl
The power of Love and in Shakespeare
For example, in Shakespeares Hamlet, Hamlet romances over Ophelia, but the
romance is complicated because Hamlet is bitter about the idea of
Synder, Susan. "King Lear and the Pyschology of Dying." Shakespeare Quarterly
33.4 (1982): 449-60. JSTOR. Web. 11 Apr. 2013.
In Susan Snyders article King Lear and the Psychology of Dying, she addresses
Anthony and Cleopatra Summary
Grace Vanamees article Antony and Cleopatra: An Analytical Study of the First Act and
General Summary explains to readers the first act of Antony and Cleopatra and she also
Summary: Hamlet by D.J Snider
There is an external conflict in the play that exists between the King and Hamlet. There
are other characters such as Polonius and his children Rosencrants and Guildstern w
Hamlet act 5
In the churchyard, two gravediggers shovel out a grave for Ophelia. They argue whether
Ophelia should be buried in the churchyard, since her death looks like a suicide.
According to religious doctrine, suicides may not receive Christian buri
Hamlet act 4
Gertrude hurries to Claudius, who is conferring with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. She
asks to speak to the king alone.
When Rosencrantz and Guildenstern exit, she tells Claudius about her encounter with
Hamlet. She says that he is as mad
Hamlet Act 3
Claudius and Gertrude discuss Hamlets behavior with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern,
who say they have been unable to learn the cause of his melancholy.
They tell the king and queen about Hamlets enthusiasm for the players.
Gertrude and Clau
Love and Romance in Shakespeare
Many of Shakespeare plays share the same thematic focus of love and romance.
For example, in Shakespeares Hamlet, Hamlet romances over Ophelia, b