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Cleopatra as a Complex Character


Shakespeare’s characters and the way he presents them indicate significant difference from his contemporaries. He creates diverse and multi-dimensional characters. Even the types he creates take attention with various human qualities. Antony and Cleopatra are two of Shakespeare`s major heroes and heroines. The audiences are given freedom to evaluate Antonius and Cleopatra from the perspectives of different characters in the play. This diverse and complex technique of presentation makes Shakesperae`s dramatic characters more humane. They are not purely good or evil; rather they have both qualities, though one supersedes over the other. In the present paper we aim to discuss and excavate Shakespeare`s technique of complex characterization with reference to two characters; Antonius and Cleopatra.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Uluslararası Dil ve Edebiyat Eğitimi Dergisi
  • Yıl : 2013
  • Cilt : 2
  • ISSN : 2146-6971
  • Sayı : 7
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 0-0
  • IO Kayıt No : 8963
  • Yayıncı : Dil ve Edebiyat Eğitimi Dergisi