Soliloquies and the Evolution of Character in Richard III and Hamlet

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Title:
Soliloquies and the Evolution of Character in Richard III and Hamlet
Author:
Seely, Amanda Jeannette
Issue Date:
May-2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
This thesis examines the soliloquies in William Shakespeare's Richard III and Hamlet with the aim of showing that the soliloquies serve as a record of the evolution of the titular heroes. I examine each of the seven soliloquies, focusing on the speaker's character, and how they have changed throughout the respective plays. Next, I compare and contrast the two characters, their personalities, and their moral fiber. Finally, I discuss how Shakespeare uses the soliloquies as part of the play as a whole.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; English
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.titleSoliloquies and the Evolution of Character in Richard III and Hamleten_US
dc.creatorSeely, Amanda Jeannetteen_US
dc.contributor.authorSeely, Amanda Jeannetteen_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the soliloquies in William Shakespeare's Richard III and Hamlet with the aim of showing that the soliloquies serve as a record of the evolution of the titular heroes. I examine each of the seven soliloquies, focusing on the speaker's character, and how they have changed throughout the respective plays. Next, I compare and contrast the two characters, their personalities, and their moral fiber. Finally, I discuss how Shakespeare uses the soliloquies as part of the play as a whole.en_US
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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