Is conscience "but a word that cowards use"? An analysis of conscience in William Shakespeare's "Richard III" and "Hamlet"


Bachelor Thesis, 2016

40 Pages, Grade: 1,1


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Table of Contents

Introduction

1.What is Conscience?
1.1 The Elizabethan Concept of Moral Responsibility
1.1.1. The Doctrine of the Three Souls
1.1.2. The Passions
1.2 Discourse of Conscience
1.3 Conscience in Theater

2. Conscience as a Phenomenon
2.1 Conscience in Richard III.
2.1.1. Richard‘s Character
2.1.2. A Material Intruder to the Body
2.1.3. Rejecting Conscience and Richard‘s Trial
2.1.4. Clarence‘s Trial
2.2 Conscience in Hamlet
2.2.1. Claudius
2.2.2. Hamlet‘s Internal Conscience
2.2.3. Moral Ambiguities
2.2.4. Stricken by Melancholy and Conscience
2.2.5. Stained Conscience to Perfect Conscience
2.3 Conscience and Cowardice

3. Conclusion

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Title
Is conscience "but a word that cowards use"? An analysis of conscience in William Shakespeare's "Richard III" and "Hamlet"
College
University of Göttingen
Grade
1,1
Author
Year
2016
Pages
40
Catalog Number
V375602
ISBN (eBook)
9783668547629
ISBN (Book)
9783668547636
File size
577 KB
Language
English
Keywords
Shakespeare; conscience; Hamlet; Richard III
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Imke Fischer (Author), 2016, Is conscience "but a word that cowards use"? An analysis of conscience in William Shakespeare's "Richard III" and "Hamlet", Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/375602

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