The Double Dealer

The Double Dealer Characterization

In the previous two articles on William Congreve’s The Double Dealer, we discussed the themes and plot of this play. But, this one is concerned with Congreve’s art of characterization because characters play important roles in any drama. As we know (through the study of previous articles) The Double Dealer is a presentation of (a) …

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The Double Dealer

 The Double Dealer Plot Analysis

 Introduction William Congreve’s The Double Dealer (1694) came after his other play The Old Bachelor (1693). Its whole action takes place in Lord Touchwood’s house. Here, in this literary work, the villain (Maskell), not the hero (Mellefont), is more dominant as well as significant than any other characters. Both of them (the hero and villain) …

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The Double Dealer

The Double Dealer Summary

The Double Dealer is a well-known dramatic work by William Congreve that was originally published in 1694. It is this dramatist’s second play. It is undoubtedly a comedy but features many touches of tragedy as well. In fact, the play is a study of various human relations as well as the social atmospheres in the …

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 Bogland Poem Summary and Analysis

Seamus Heaney’s Bogland appeared in his (second) poetry collection Door into the Dark (1969) as its last poem. In fact, this poem is a description of the peat bogs (wetlands composed of dead plant matter) covering a large fraction of Ireland’s landscape. In other words: The speaker of Bogland presents the history as well as …

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Williams Shakespeare Macbeth Summary

William Shakespeare, the renowned Elizabethan dramatist, and all-time great playwright of the world wrote four great tragedies among his many outstanding (dramatic and poetic) works. They are (I) Hamlet (II) Othello (III) King Lear, as well as (IV) Macbeth. Drama Macbeth Writer William Shakespeare Theme (1) Ambition (2) Violence (3) Internal conflict Published November 8, …

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