"Determined to prove a villain" : an examination of Shakespeare's evil masterminds

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dc.contributor.advisor Smith, Tyler A.
dc.contributor.author Jones, Allison J.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-27T14:27:30Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-27T14:27:30Z
dc.date.created 2012-05-07
dc.date.issued 2012-05-07
dc.identifier.other A-345
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/196337
dc.description.abstract Villains abound in popular culture. In literature, theatre, film, and television, audiences have encountered innumerable characters that they love to hate. Driven by a desire to understand what makes evildoers so compelling. I turn to the creator of some of the greatest archetypal villains—William Shakespeare. In a study of four Shakespearean villians—Aaron (Titus Andronicus), Edmund (King Lear), Richard (Richard III), and Iago (Othello)—I identify traits that set these characters apart from other malefactors in Shakespeare’s works. I look specifically at how these four characters separate themselves from their own world to create a guileful bond with audience: a bond that significantly contributes to their perceived effectiveness as villains.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.subject.lcsh Theater.
dc.title "Determined to prove a villain" : an examination of Shakespeare's evil masterminds en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1659686

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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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