An Analysis of Repeated Allusions in Selected Shakespeare’s Tragedies
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages: 88-97
Received: Aug. 18, 2015; Accepted: Aug. 30, 2015; Published: Sep. 17, 2015
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Rawaz Jamal Ameen, Department of English, School of Basic Education, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan, Iraq
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Abstract
Allusion as a prominent literary device is commonly utilized by playwrights to further clarify the scenes and strengthen the meaning of the targeted situation. Explicating the allusions by drama teachers makes it easier to the students to comprehend the dramatist’s purpose behind using the right allusion in the right spot of time. William Shakespeare has made use of many types of allusion in his plays, including mythological, literary, cultural, biblical…etc. Hence, this study focuses on the repeated allusions in some of Shakespeare’s tragedies; it analyses how the same allusions have been demonstrated in different plays for signifying different ideas.
Keywords
Mythological Allusion, Hercules, Cupid, Diana, Hecate, Neptune, Caesar
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Rawaz Jamal Ameen, An Analysis of Repeated Allusions in Selected Shakespeare’s Tragedies, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 88-97. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20150305.14
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