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.