Candida by George Bernard Shaw: A Critical Appreciation

Contents Candida by George Bernard ShawA Critical Commentary on the Play Candida by George Bernard Shaw A Critical Commentary on the Play Written in 1895, George Bernard Shaw’s play “Candida” comes second in the collection “Plays Pleasant” and is sub-titled “A Mystery”. The play is often categorized as a comedy, an anti-romantic play and a drama of …

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The Tempest: Act 5, Scene 1 Summary & Commentary

Contents Plot Summary / The Story-lineCommentary on Act IV, Scene i Plot Summary / The Story-line Act five scene one of William Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest” is essentially a scene where all the characters are present. First of all, we find Ariel’s report about the pitiful condition of Alonso Sebastian and Antonio who are all overpowered …

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The Tempest: Act 4, Scene 1 Summary & Commentary

Contents Plot Summary / The Story-lineCommentary on Act IV, Scene i Plot Summary / The Story-line Act four scene one of The Tempest is a vigorous celebration scene where Prospero proposes Ferdinand to marry Miranda. The engagement of Miranda and Ferdinand is solemnized. Ferdinand withstands all the trials and tribulations by his fortitude and virility. …

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The Tempest: Act 3, Scene 3 Summary & Commentary

Contents Plot Summary / The Story-lineCommentary on Act III, Scene iii Plot Summary / The Story-line Act three scene three of “The Tempest” is strewn with the magical tricks of Prospero who presents Ariel as a harpy. Alonso, Sebastian and Antonio are all dog-tired after prolonged wandering through “Forth-rights and meanders!” Troublesome weariness engulfs Alonso …

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The Tempest: Act 3, Scene 2 Summary & Commentary

Contents Plot Summary / The Story-lineCommentary on Act III, Scene ii Plot Summary / The Story-line In Act 3, Scene 2 of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”, Caliban, Stephano and Trinculo are jovially engaged in drunken revelry. Their comical squabble is going on. Caliban enjoys such gibberish talk and puts forward a suggestion to Stephano. Intoxicated by …

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The Tempest: Act 2, Scene 2 Summary & Commentary

Contents Plot Summary / The Story-lineCommentary on Act II, Scene ii Plot Summary / The Story-line Act II, scene ii of Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest” begins with Caliban being overburdened with a burden of wood with peal of noisy thunder. Trinculo, a fool, is introduced in this scene trying to search for shelter. Caliban’s encounter …

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