Identity Struggles in William Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" and "Twelfth Night"


Essay, 2019

10 Pages, Grade: 1,3


Abstract or Introduction

This essay compares William Shakespeare's comedies "The Comedy of Errors" and "Twelfth Night" with regard to the characters' identity struggles. Both plays feature main characters who are twins. The plot of "The Comedy of Errors" focuses on the topic of mistaken identity, which causes the main characters to question their sense of self. The theme of mistaken identity also plays a role in "Twelfth Night". Additionally, this play raises questions about gender and traditional gender roles.

Details

Title
Identity Struggles in William Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" and "Twelfth Night"
College
Uppsala University  (English Department)
Course
MA Course: Perspectives on Shakespeare
Grade
1,3
Author
Year
2019
Pages
10
Catalog Number
V962599
ISBN (eBook)
9783346311320
Language
English
Keywords
Shakespeare, Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, She's the Man, Comedy, William Shakespeare, Twins, Motif of the Double, Doppelgänger, Identity, Identity Struggles
Quote paper
M.A. Silvia Schilling (Author), 2019, Identity Struggles in William Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" and "Twelfth Night", Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/962599

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