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HNL380WX / ERH321WX: Shakespeare - Power & Politics

This course guide is maintained for COL Miller's course.

Students will explore what some of Shakespeare’s most interesting plays suggest about the nature of power: how both heroes and villains establish and use their authority, how they shape their own identities and destinies, and how they serve and/or undermine justice. You will also read other works that will contextualize your understanding of Shakespeare’s portrayal of power by deepening your appreciation of the culture of this period. 

Assignment: Research-informed Analytical Essay

Length: 2000+ words

# of Sources: 4 (minimum) + the play 

Citation Style: MLA 


The books listed below are required reading for your course.