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twelfth night summary 0

Twelfth night summary

The twelfth night summary indulges in this Elizabethan comedy of events revolving around deceit, gender disguise, separated twins, mistaken identity and unrequited love. Most characters in the twelfth night also called “or what you...

Romeo and juliet summary 0

Romeo and Juliet summary

The Romeo and Juliet summary will rightly project the entire theme and events of the various acts to provide a student a thorough understanding of the play in relation to its poetic literary devices....

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Merchant of Venice summary

The Merchant of Venice summary explores one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. It paints a tapestry of dramatic events which culminates in the true scenario of poetic justice where we hear one of the...

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Poetic Justice

Poetic Justice meaning Poetic justice is employed by writers to make sure that good is rewarded and bad is punished at the end of the play. It is important to bring out the moral...

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Dramatic Irony

Meaning of Dramatic Irony Dramatic Irony is a situation when, the audience or reader knows the exact situation of the play, while the characters in the play is unaware of the situation. This is...

This is the very ecstasy of love 0

This is the very ecstasy of love

The dialogue “This is the very ecstasy of love.” occurs in Shakespeare’s play,  Hamlet, Act II, Scene I. To understand the quote, we have to understand the dramatic irony behind it. Hamlet, in order...

And it must follow as the night the day 0

And it must follow as the night the day

The dialogue “And it must follow, as the night the day, thou can’st not then be false to any man.” occurs in Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 3. This is an advice by...

Catch the conscience of the king 0

Catch the conscience of the king

The “The play is the thing, wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king.” dialogue is used in Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, in Act 2, Scene 2. These lines were spoken by Hamlet himself. Hamlet...

In my minds eye 0

In my minds eye

The dialogue “In my minds eye” was used in Hamlet, in Act 1, scene 2. The idea of having eye in the mind is also used by Chaucer in 14th century. “The man of Law’s tale”....

That it should come to this 0

That it should come to this

The dialogue “That it should come to this.” was used in Shakespeare’s play Hamlet in Act 1, Scene 3. This is also one of the famous soliloquy of Hamlet, Which reveals his inner thought....

The lady doth protest too much methinks 0

The lady doth protest too much methinks

The dialogue “The lady doth protest too much methinks” appears in Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet in Act 3, Scene 2. It is mostly misquoted and misinterpreted. The sentence is quoted by Queen. Today the word...