The tragedy of Ophelia: Breaking her silence

It came to my attention while sitting in an English lecture on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, in which my lecturers dove into Hamlet’s existentialism and quest for revenge, that this play was being approached from a rather narrow perspective, focusing more on the exploits of the male tragic hero, and paying little attention to the other victims […]

Shakespeare’s sonnets and the complexities of being in love

Originating in 13th century Italy, the sonnet is a 14-line poem typically consisting of 10 beats per line – known as being written in Iambic pentameter. The rhythm of iambic pentameter resembles the sound of a heartbeat, one soft beat followed by one strong beat, that is then repeated five times to create the 10 […]

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