The Design of Benevolence in the Last Plays of Shakespeare

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Dr. Mohammed Shahid Kamal


Benevolence  is  an act of kindness towards others. Shakespeare has  tried to portray a benevolent  view of life  which comes to exist  only after malevolent order  is destroyed  and benevolent order is restored. Contrary to the tragedies,  central characters in the last plays are benevolent,   their actions, their thoughts and  objectives of their lives  lead to the design of benevolence. There is a    continuous  tug of war between benevolence and malevolence and in this tug of war benevolence ultimately prevails.

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