Power, Love and Listening: an Observation of Shakespeare’s Drama

HomeClass-article216

Power, Love and Listening: an Observation of Shakespeare’s Drama

The urge to gain or hold onto power over other people is a prominent motive for the characters in Shakespeare’s plays, as it is in many – if not most – aspects of human life. Shakespeare’s kings, tyrants, military and ecclesiastical leaders, and also his parents, siblings, and even his lovers are in many scenes of any play trying to wrest or retain power, to have some sort of control over someone else, or the nation, or simply the situation at hand.

The urge to gain or hold onto power over other people is a prominent motive for the characters in Shakespeare’s plays, as it is in many – if not most – aspects of human life. Shakespeare’s kings, tyrants, military and ecclesiastical leaders, and also his parents, siblings, and even his lovers are in many scenes of any play trying to wrest or retain power, to have some sort of control over someone else, or the nation, or simply the situation at hand.

You need to login to view this content. Please . Not a Member? Join Us