How many of the plays handwritten by shakespeare exist today?

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 02:24 PM

Answered by admin AT 26/03/2020 - 02:24 PM

The general consensus is that Shakespeare wrote 37 plays.
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In conversation, the way we use the word tragic today _____. is exactly the way Shakespeare used it is not the way Shakespeare used it refers to punishment for serious wrongdoing refers to people who are doomed by their own actions


is exactly the way Shakespeare used it


The use of the word tragic is as same today as Shakespeare used. Merriam-Webster define the term as "of a kind to cause great distress."

Shakespeare had also used the term or evoked the feeling of tragic through his dramas and plays to cause great distress.

ANSWERED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:15 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:15 PM

1. All of the following lines from "Cranes" demonstrate the story's message about the effects of war on people except. A. "The northern village at the border of the Thirty-eighth Parallel was snugly settled under the high, bright autumn sky."**** B. "Then he suddenly he thought that Tokchae,too, must want a puff. But today, how could he offer a cigarette to a fellow like this?" C. "They made me vice-chairman of the league because I was one of the poorest and I was a hard-working farmer. If that constitutes a crime worthy of death, so be it." D. "I thought of evacuating, even if I hd to carry my father on my back. But my father said no. How could the farmers leave the land behind when the crops were ready for harvest?" 2. Read the following paragraphs from "Cranes." Without a moment's delay, still out of breath from running, they untied the crane's feet and wings. But the bird could hardly walk. It must have been worn out from being bound. The two held it up in the air. Then, all of a sudden, a shot was fired. The crane fluttered its wings a couple of times and came down again. It was shot, they thought. But the next moment, as another crane from a nearby bush fluttered its wings, the boys' crane stretched out its long neck with a whoop and disappeared into the sky. For a long time the two boys could not take their eyes away from the blue sky into which their crane had soared. Which word best describes the mood created by these paragraphs? A. Celebratory B. Comforting C. Admiring***** D. Tranquil I think 1 is A and 2 is C. I'm not 100% sure if I'm correct or not.

The questions on my unit test for the East Asia and Pacific Rim were different for question 1, so do not have that for sure.

2. c. admiring

Just took test.

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 12:58 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 12:58 PM

How does Shakespeare use the recurring theme of "fate vs. man" in Macbeth?

The recurring theme of "fate vs. man" shows how a weird and cosmic chain of events and temptation is unavoidably going to affect the protagonist.

Hope this helps!

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 12:19 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 12:19 PM

Ron is writing an analytical essay on the play Romeo and Juliet. Why would he most likely benefit from seeing a live performance?

He would benefit from seeing a live performance because it is different than reading it or watching a movie of it. In a live performance, the actors sometimes add things or improvise if they can't remember lines. It is good to see this because it is different and you should have different perspectives when writing an analytical essay.

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 11:56 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 11:56 AM

In this excerpt from act I of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, which figure of speech does Romeo use repeatedly to describe how he feels about Rosaline?

ROMEO: Here's much to do with hate, but more with love.  

Why, then, O brawling love! O loving hate!

O any thing, of nothing first create!  

O heavy lightness! serious vanity!  

Mis-shapen chaos of well-seeming forms!  

Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire,  

sick health!

Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!  

This love feel I, that feel no love in this.  

Dost thou not laugh?

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 11:00 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 11:00 AM

Why is shakespeare still so widely read after hundreds of years

I dont really know, but a lot of people believe that he is one of the greatest writers of a time

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 10:39 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 10:39 AM

Take a few moments to reflect on the definition of the word tragedy. What do you think makes a play, movie, or piece of literature a tragedy? What role do you think tragedies play in our society? Why are they important? Compose a journal entry answering these questions.20 points

For the first one, i would think a world tragedy is 9/11. what makes a play, movie, or pice of literature a tragedy is if someone dies in it. the role it plays is about terrorism and war. well they arnt important. if there wanst any war or terrorism, the world would be so much more peacful. i hope these where the answer you where looking for.

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 10:32 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 10:32 AM

When she finds Juliet weeping, Lady Capulet assumes that Juliet is still mourning Tybalt’s death. Explain why Shakespeare gives Juliet dialogue filled with double meaning. Support your ideas with at least two details from the play.

So she can get what she wants to say off her chest without allowing her mother to know that she loves Romeo

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 10:26 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 10:26 AM

What are two different his between the people in Shakespeare's time period and the people today?

(Assuming you meant, 'things', I will answer the question accordingly)

Well, the themes are still the same. The only difference may be the language. Shakespeare used old English (also known as early English). That is why we need a translation for some parts of his plays. 

Also, back then, it was mostly about the monarchs, kings, queens, etc. So they had a different way of doing things. 

However, the themes still remain common to us today, which makes his work unique and interesting. 

Hope this helps. Comment for more help if needed. :) 

ANSWERED AT 27/03/2020 - 01:01 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 27/03/2020 - 01:01 PM

Which pair of lines in these poetic passages uses onomatopoeia? Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed, The dear repose for limbs with travel tired, But then begins a journey in my head To work my mind, when body's work's expired. For then my thoughts (from far where I abide) Intend a zealous pilgrimage to thee, And keep my drooping eyelids open wide, Looking on darkness which the blind do see. (William Shakespeare, Sonnet 27) The muttering retreats Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells: Streets that follow like a tedious argument Of insidious intent To lead you to an overwhelming question.... Oh, do not ask, "What is it?" Let us go and make our visit. (T. S. Eliot, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock") One shade the more, one ray the less, Had half impaired the nameless grace Which waves in every raven tress, Or softly lightens o'er her face; Where thoughts serenely sweet express, How pure, how dear their dwelling-place. (Lord Byron, "She Walks in Beauty")A.Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed,The dear repose for limbs with travel tired,B.The muttering retreatsOf restless nights in one-night cheap hotelsC.Which waves in every raven tress,Or softly lightens o'er her face;


The correct answer is B.The muttering retreats Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels.


The onomatopoeia has to do or refers to the actual sound of a word. For instance, the singing of a bird is an onomatopoeia, the barking of a dog is also an onomatopoeia. So, the best option of the three is B. Due to the fact that talks about the sound of muttering retreats.

ANSWERED AT 27/03/2020 - 12:43 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 27/03/2020 - 12:43 PM

A character from a novel or play that you have recently read is on trial, and you are the attorney defending him or her. Identify the novel, the character, and the crime (the crime can pertain to an act or a personality trait) for which he or she is on trial. It is time for the closing arguments of the case, and you are responsible for creating an appeal to logos that will persuade the jury to liberate the character. Your appeal to logos should be a well-developed paragraph of at least six sentences. GIVING 30 POINTS!!!


Character: Jay Gatsby

Novel: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Crime: bootlegger (illegally selling of goods)


Ladies and gentlemen, I assure you there is not one good reason for keeping this young man from returning to his friends and family. His crime is perfectly understandable when looked at from the right perspective. We cannot expect anyone with his humble origins to rise to the top of our societal pyramid by merely working hard and honestly. We are all very much aware, ladies and gentlemen, that the world we live in is not for the meek and humble. It takes a good amount of cunning to become what we are taught to dream of since infancy. He sold a few goods. That's all. Were they illegal? Certainly, but there were buyers. Those goods were needed by someone. Gatsby offered what they wanted but couldn't have. He seized the opportunity and made the most of it, as we would do under the same circumstances. I insistently ask you to let him go, for he is not a representative of peril, but a representative of ambition.

ANSWERED AT 27/03/2020 - 10:11 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 27/03/2020 - 10:11 AM

Hamlet interacts with osric in act 5, scene 2. what function does this interaction have in the play?


The interaction of Hamlet and Osric is to provide a comic relief to the play.


William Shakespeare's tragedy play "Hamlet" is about the revenge of the death of the senior Hamlet at the hands of his brother Claudius. The young prince Hamlet was instigated and made known by his father's ghost about the murder which brought forth the whole sequence of the play.

Act V scene ii of the play shows the interaction of Hamlet with Osric, a courtier. The courtier had been sent by the king Claudius to tell him about the bet he had made regarding the duel of Hamlet and Leartes. Claudius and Leartes had planned a duel where Hamlet would be killed. Osric was the messenger/ relayer of information. We can also deduce from this scene that he will do anything to make a place for himself, and that his position in the king's court matters to him more than anything. But with the way Hamlet responds and plays down his words provides a humorous tone to the serious issue of the impending duel. This interaction gives a much needed comic relief in between the whole play.

ANSWERED AT 27/03/2020 - 09:38 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 27/03/2020 - 09:38 AM

How is the great gatsby relevant to today's society?

The Great Gatsby shows us a reminder of the American Dream. How the American Dream is not achieveable for all. James Gatz (Gatsby) wanted to make a new life for himself and become a different person. But in the end this blind pursuit of an ideal lead to his downfall. He believed that he could become anyone and do the impossible to change his social status. But as the novel shows it is not ideal for this occur, trying to change your self and become something can lead to blind pursuit of an ideal and this blind pursuit can lead to your downfall. Just like how Mrytle believed that by being with Tom she could suddenly become like the elite rich, she in the end couldn't change who she was and died. Just as Gatsby died, in the end they both died because they went after a dream they couldn't chase. So in essence Great Gatsby tells Americans the dangers of excess and waste and how the American Dream is not accesible to all.

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 02:36 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 02:36 PM

Listening to captain beatty play his harp and needle had what effect on montag

Montag is very confused.

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 02:12 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 02:12 PM

Introduce Shakespeare and Romeo and Juliet, give background on the play, Romeo and Juliet

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is about two noble families who despise each other, the Montagues and the Caplets.  Two children fall in love with Romeo being a  Montague and Juliet being a Capulet.  This is a forbidden romance.  

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 01:32 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 01:32 PM

What could be some themes of the play "A Midsummer Nights Dream? Thank Youu

Appearance and Reality
Order and Disorder

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 12:31 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 12:31 PM

NEED HELP ASAP Review the passage from "Say No to Library Cuts." While it is true that the city has to cut the budget, the city does not have to take the funds from the library. The library plays too great a role in our community. Instead of reducing the budget for the library, the mayor could delay for one year the proposed changes to the city's recycling program. Which best identifies the purpose of the boldfaced text? To introduce the essay and state the main claim To emphasize the opposition's refutations To emphasize the opposing position To offer a concession

Hello. You forgot to bold the part. The part of the text that should be in bold is:

"Instead of reducing the budget for the library, the mayor could delay for one year the proposed changes to the city's recycling program."


To introduce the essay and state the main claim


The text shown above shows dissatisfaction with the reduced budget of libraries in the city. The text tries, through arguments, to show the reasons that make reducing that budget harmful and unnecessary and tries to claim the right to maintain the necessary budget that public libraries need to function.

To introduce these thoughts and show what the claim is, the author of the text declares: "Instead of reducing the budget for the library, the mayor could delay for one year the proposed changes to the city's recycling program."

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 12:18 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 12:18 PM