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1.4101 Troilus and Cressida: A Critique of Human Motivation.
This paper examines the play, "Troilus and Cressida," as a critique on the mythology of the Trojan War, and as a larger comment on the problems of human desire and self-centered actions. There are three kinds of reasoning offered by three different characters, all of which make claims to a method for judgement, a method for values, and as a rationale for acting. Shakespeare's then portrays each character in contradiction, acting in self-serving ways, thus prolonging the war, trapped in a cycle of unresolvable issues that are based on the conflicts of human motivation. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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2.6105 No Profit in Love in Two Shakespeare Plays: "Troilus and Cressida" and "The Tempest".
This undergraduate level paper examines the idea that two of Shakespeare's plays, "The Tempest", and "Troilus and Cressida", demonstrate that in his satires, Shakespeare was attacking the idea that in love there is profit. 4 pgs. Bibliography lists 2 sources.