The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare

The Winter's Tale

William Shakespeare

295 pages first pub 1623 (editions)

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The Winter's Tale is Shakespeare's most fully realized tragicomedy, noted for the richness and complexity of its poetry. Though the title may suggest an escapist fantasy, recent criticism has seen in the play a profoundly realistic psychology and ...

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Moods

emotional 51%
funny 35%
adventurous 32%
dark 31%
sad 26%
challenging 23%
lighthearted 21%
tense 21%
hopeful 18%
reflective 18%
mysterious 17%
inspiring 5%

Pace

medium 54%
fast 29%
slow 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 48% | Plot: 25% | Character: 24% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 16% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 44% | No: 30% | Yes: 23% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 78% | Yes: 12% | N/A: 6% | It's complicated: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 2% | No: 1%

Average rating

3.61

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