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Introduction to Shakespeare

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Cassie Gliemmo

on 21 October 2015

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Transcript of Introduction to Shakespeare

Introduction to Shakespeare
Mini-Biography of William Shakespeare
WILL POWER!
What is THEME?
A main idea OR an underlying meaning of a literary work that may be stated directly or indirectly.
a writer tries to give his readers an insight into how the world works or how he or she views human life
The Globe Theater
Frequently Occurring Themes:
Love & Friendship
War
Crime & Mystery
Revenge (Macbeth)
A character comes across certain circumstances that make him aware of his need for revenge. The outcome of his action is often bitter but sometimes they may end up being satisfied.
Elements of Plot in a Shakespearean Tragedy
1. Exposition (introduction): the beginning of the story that gives background information on characters and previous action
2. Trigger Incident (intial exciting force): a scene or event that starts the action and triggers later conflict
3. Rising Action: the beginning of the action that will lead to a high point in the story
4. Climax: the turning point of the story; the part of the story in which the protagonist reaches an emotional high point or a peak in power
5. Falling Action: the action that occurs after the climax; before everything is wrapped up in the story
6. The Catastrophe: when the events of the falling action bring the protagonist to his fate
Mood
Mood is the atmosphere or emotional state created by a piece of literature. The words and sentence struture that a writer uses can contribute to the mood of a piece of work.

Shakespeare immediately creates a mood of mystery and fear from the very first moment the witches appear on stage in Act One.

Mood is usually described in expressions of feeling and emotions such as fear, anger, hatred, contentment, loneliness, confusion, or jealousy, to name a few.
Shakespeare's Introduction to Macbeth
In Act I, Scene 1, of Macbeth, Shakespeare catches our attention by appealing to our interest in the supernatural.
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