Antony And Iron Lady Essay

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Iron Lady ContextTerrorismCivil UnrestFear- After 9/11Fear of Terrorism/WarFear of Government not being in ControlVirginia High Tech In the event of the fear that the Government became out of controlGender RolesPost-70s, women became more mainstreamHow it relates to Thatcher's time and Cleopatra's TimeGeorge Junior BushHis actions were frowned upon Relates to Margaret ThatcherDivided Opinions/ Strong LeaderIranIraqAfghanistanMaking a movie about dominant leaders makes people think about dominant peopleMovie about Thatcher would have lead to thoughts about BushPlay about Antony and Cleopatra would have thought about Jacobean eraReligionFell into declineRise of Middle ClassEducation etc.Post WarFood ShortagesRise of Socialism/ Labour PartyLabour Party would have become more popularTexts ExploredFear of the loss of Power + AmbitionPrivatising Government- Followed Conservative PoliticsHowever, understood cost of foodsEnigma- Represents the socialists however, is conservativeClass Division-Social relationsImportance of Loyalty- How you treat your supportersHow Power is maintainedWomen in PowerSacrifice Margaret left behind her familyAntony sacrificed…Belief in Self+ Nationalism + PatriotismMulti-Layered CharacterCleopatra portrayed by Shakespeare as a whore however, also a nobility with prowessMargaret upfront and strong however, empathetic by writing letters to families of soldiersAntony and Cleopatra share several common links and discuss similar conceptsValues in the TextsMoral Code Formed by EmpathyGained by the people around usAntony and CleopatraLoyaltyIntegrity- Don't harm messengers/ Cleopatra harmsHow true you are to yourselfTriumvirate does not keep alliance/ oathAntony himself is not Roman, spends his time in Egypt as opposed to defending Roman EmpireEqualityCorruption via AmbitionIron LadyIntegrityLoyalty- To her countryConnections enrich understanding in a pair of texts. To what extent is this made evident in the texts you have studiedConnectionsEnrichTo what extentEvidentCoursework Essay: Discuss how Central Values of Shakespearean Text are creatively...

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