The choice of the focus on acting as the primary means of conveying the essential message of the story becomes evident as the author emphasizes the double consciousness of the character.
The play The Trojan Women, created by an ancient Greek playwright Euripides, is a great example of a tragedy that can be and was used to show the outcomes of the war in a general [...]
Characters used in the play such as the wealthy citizen, the prostitute, the fop, and the tricky servant clearly display a mockery completing the play as a comedy of restoration.
In the environment of the contemporary culture, the scenario might seem surreal since it is placed in the setting of an ancient world, yet the fact that the play makes the foundation for the Western [...]
The first thing that comes to my mind when I recollect all the impressions after watching the performance is that the play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is meant for the prepared audience that regularly [...]
Not only the figures of Pyramus and Thisbe were borrowed by Shakespeare from Ovid's "Metamorphoses" to create protagonists for his famous "A Midsummer's Night Dream", but the English genius was also parodying both manner and [...]
The play is touching and even funny at certain parts, but overall it became one of the darkest and most tragic reflections on African-American life in the 20th century's drama.
At the end of the day, the character learns the price of such a fatal mistake which is betrayal and loss of everything he loved in his life. The theme of the transformational power of [...]
In particular, she considers her level of mathematical skills at the age of 25 as well as the confusion she endures after the death of her father as a possibility that she inherited her father's [...]
Rather than invoking the idea of creation, Wilder seems to describe the role of birth to the continuation of generations and the role that physicians play in conserving human values. In this case, Wilder wanted [...]
The main characters in the play, the Weston family, have outstanding personalities. Beverly Weston is the Father of the home.
Marxist criticism helps to get insight into the relationships between individuals and social groups and to understand the historical, social, economic, and political context of the environment of the story and its influence on a [...]
The character of Macbeth is used by Shakespeare to illustrate a man who lacks the strength of moral fiber under the affection of guilt and ambition.
Of course, the most suggestive similarity of the two plays is that recognition and reversal occur simultaneously for protagonists as they learn an important thing about themselves and this knowledge changes their life completely forcing [...]
Pinter exemplifies the existential view of the absurd and the non-existence in The Dumb Waiter in the same manner as that employed in Waiting for Godot by Beckett.
Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun" and Miller's "Death of a Salesman" tell the stories about how people can perceive and be affected by the idea of the American Dream, how they choose wrong dreams [...]
Jeremy Gable, who works as a teacher, explains that the world of social media is too powerful and it can not be repressed by the regular theatre plays or any other traditional activities.
These are such questions as: "What does Beneatha's conduct reveal about her intentions?", "How does the character treat female's role in society?", "How does Beneatha regard poor people?", "How does the heroine explain her choice [...]
As weird as it might sound, Lady Macbeth is very emotional; as a matter of fact, the crimes that she committed can be attributed to her emotionality rather than her greed, though the latter has [...]
The paper will not attempt and sketch the way the signs or symptoms of depression/melancholia play a part in the way Shakespeare's period or culture concerning depression/melancholia, but in its place portrays the way particular [...]
After all, it is not only that the themes and motifs, contained in the play, are utterly humanistic, but also the specifics of how Miller conceived it to be staged suggest that Death of a [...]
The swamp dweller "talks about the urban and remote society, the confrontations between the older and younger people, the battles between the old and the new in the society, love for modernism, the existence of [...]
Williams' view towards the ideas of illusion and reality works to highlight the fact that reality will always overcome fantasy and the two cannot coexist peacefully, and while we cannot completely admire Stanley in his [...]
She is ready to kill in revenge for her father's death. On the contrary, she intends to kill her mother for killing Agamemnon, her father.
This is tangible evidence that could have assisted the prosecution and the eventual conviction of Mrs. Wright's guilt on the basis of evidence that they have.
The figure of Eve Ensler exemplifies the validity of this idea perfectly well, because it is largely on the account of a public controversy, sparked by her play The vagina monologues, that the notion of [...]
The King is worried about Hamlet's madness and starts to suspect that he might have found out the real reasons for his father's death.
In the play, Shylock, or as he is also referred to Shylock the Jew, is a Jewish usurer in the city of Venice.
Apart from that, one can mention that addiction is depicted as a force that ruins the family of the characters. This is one of the points that should be distinguished.
That is why Linda's monologue is important to demonstrate the other side of the problem and to draw the men's attention to the fact that Willy should be respected in spite of obstacles and conditions.
It is ironic that all the time he is fighting against the authority and power of life and higher forces, he is actually fulfilling his destiny and does exactly what he should have avoided.
By depicting the play as a failure of artistic representation, Pirandello captures the imaginations of the audience and highlights the mental states of the time.
What fascinated me about A Midsummer Night's Dream is the Shakespeare's portrayal of life on the verge of the real world and the world of magic and dreams in the forest with fairies.
Though Rose plays the role of a housewife and recognizes Troy's leading role in the family, she is not portrayed as a weak woman unable to oppose her husband.
In the history of ancient India, Kalidasa can be referred to as a facilitator of a one-person renaissance since his works made a significant impact on the further development of the Indian drama during the [...]
The madness is connected to the trouble that befalls the King later in his helpless state as he faces all sorts of mistreatments from the two daughters whom he gives the mandate to run the [...]
This play is reflective of the cultural context of the time in many ways. The portrayal of men in this play is undoubtedly negative.
In each stage of the adventure readers are introduced to an ever increasing similarity between what is monstrous and what is man to the point that the line between the two blurs resulting in actions [...]
When looking at the relationship between the monstrous and the human in Odyssey, it can be seen that monsters represent, in many instances, the darker side of humanity.
Joseph Addison describes the very interesting principles of the man's life base on the position of the public benefits' protection and the readiness to to sacrifice his life to the ideals.
This similarity is one of the most important to focus on the structure of the narrative. In both plays, the main actions of the characters are not directly described by the authors.
Iago, a jealous man from the beginning of the play, pretends to befriend Othello and speaks to him about the danger of jealousy.
For example, Banquo was given good news by the witches about the likelihood of his children becoming kings and yet he did not rush to murder as it's in the Macbeth's case.
In contrast, the so-called Everyman is affected by several issues such as awareness of one's mortality and the inability to retain values that he earned in the course of the lifetime.
As such, the theme of honor should be explained in the framework of the play Richard III and actions and motivations of its characters with regard to the historic background of the play.
They do not necessarily have to be from noble family backgrounds as in the case of Aristotelian tragedies. If this play is, therefore, performed in accordance to the dictates of traditional drama, most of the [...]
This essay will be researching the relationship between the play and its genre by means of comparing the points of view of great thinkers of the past and their ideas about comedy and tragedy genres.
In regards to the intended significance, Stopes, Belleforest, and Shakespeare report that Shakespeare designed the role of the ghost to appear to Hamlet relentlessly to enhance the melancholy motif of the play.
Thomas Nashe uses the example of the animal kingdom and the living order of the animals, to demonstrate how a failure in leadership has resulted to a disorganized form of living in the universe.
The suitors laughed and teased Telemachos of his struggles to defend the beggar. Odysseus simply examines the bow and one of the suitors mocks him saying he is a connoisseur.
In the play, An Enemy of the People, Ibsen uses a realistic framework to articulate his ideas on the stage. The play A Taste of Honey is a representation of a Kitchen Sink realism play, [...]
One of the main conditions according to which a daughter is going to be protected in the future is the strong assuredness that a daughter is in good and loving hands, protected like under the [...]
This is similar to the other play in which the conqueror falls for Idame and changes from a cruel to an understanding character out of her wits in addition to her husband's.
In regards to this communication, the issue of romantic love between Romeo and Juliet is highlighted7. The concept of true love is no where to be seen in Romeo and Juliet's relationship.
At the end of the play, Othello's realizes that his naivety and lack of confidences in his wife' innocence and fidelity.
The scene that is the subject of this report refers to a scene in the play that takes place at the graveyard following the death of Ophelia.
The theme of manhood and violence in the play points to a greater ethical and political problem as to whether or not the use of violence to achieve peaceful ends preoccupied Elizabethan writers.
Laurel is the hometown of Blanche DuBois. The lies of Blanche DuBois were concocted to win male suitors.
Debusscher, in this respect states that, the mention of "a double life," could be the mask that Tom Wingfield wears to meet the world, in particular the "world of his mother and that of the [...]
He worships the goddess of "hunting and chastity, Artemis and ignores Aphrodite, the goddess of love". Hippolytus is the favorite of this goddess as he prefers hunting and staying chaste and rejects worshipping the goddess [...]
Among them are the rhymes, the rhythm of the words, the interpolation of a chorus, the increasing complexity of the lines as the poem progresses, and the vivid and horrifying imagery.
At the start of the play, he was not aware that he had slept with his mother or that he had murdered his father.
Although the death of his father signifies his own downfall, nonetheless, one could argue that Oedipus acted in self-defense, in that he was attacked unexpectedly while travelling alone and out of fear of losing his [...]
In its turn, this explains why, as opposed to what it happened to be the case with her mother, the Laura's sense of existential alienation has strongly defined tragic undertones to it.
The author shows the development, progression, and the consequences of deceit and betrayal in the story. The viceroy warns Paulo not to involve the militia in his fight with the French.
However, in the second part of the play, when Gertrude faces the truth of her first husband's dead, she immediately stands a reformed character, sympathetic to Hamlet's cause.
Subversive comedy reveals the different fissures under the smooth surface of official ideology in society and the play ends in a ritual celebration such as a marriage.
Being a good father and an excellent husband, Odysseus did everything he could to return home, however, there were a number of barriers, however, having returned home Odysseus killed all people who wanted evil to [...]
These include; the plantation along the beach and inside the sea, the animals, the waters and the people found in the beach.
When it comes down to a physical fight, Odysseus has all might to win but his wisdom and graces serve as a conscious and willing determination to be morally correct and he acts as a [...]
The role of women in the society of the 19th century is a rather controversial point for the discussion in literature because of the fact the end of the century can be characterized as the [...]
They include Othello, who is the lead actor; Desdemona, Othello's wife; Cassio, Othello's lieutenant; and Iago a junior officer in the army.
The review will take the form of an in depth analysis of part one of the whole poem before that, most imperatively, presents the plot of the poem including shading light into the flow.
The synthesis of old and new traditions in play writing contributes to the development of new genres that Shakespeare makes use of to reflect the historic and cultural context of his epoch.
Therefore, a critical analysis of the story enlightens the contemporary society on the aspect of hospitality in relation to the people of Greece.
Generally, the main idea of the play is considered to be the impact of people's actions on their future."The ghost of Hamlet's father does urge him to action".
In the play, the author creates the unity of setting so as to underscore the feeling that the main heroine Nora is the prisoner of her life.
The events that take place in Athens are symbolic in the sense that they represent the sequence of events during the day whereas the events in the forest represent the dream like circumstances.
Throughout the play, there are hints that Creon who defends his actions as doing them in line with the interests of the people and the gods that he is doing the exact opposed and in [...]
In the texts of the Iliad Achilles is depicted as a great warrior possessing all the marks of a grand fighter by proving his might it the Achaean army. Patroclus death puts Achilles in a [...]
He is relaxed in the whole play and has a good sense of humor. The last and final actor in the play is a lady who comes from the same place as the trainer of [...]
None the less the Homeric world gives a glimpse of the noble men and women who live within that society, they appreciate and acknowledge the little favors and hospitality extended to them and in some [...]
In a family it is expected that the older generation should take care of the young one but in the case of Lil' Bit her uncle preys on her sexually and even proposes to marry [...]
Jim is Tom's friend and was in the same school as Laura, he is engaged and when he tells this to Laura on their first meeting after school, she is heartbroken because she loved him.
Allegorically, through the interactions of the characters, the play points out that only good deeds and God's grace are able to provide salvation to people.
It should be stated that even though most of the scholars point to the fact that Shakespeare was not the author of the plays, I would like to contradict this opinion and prove that Shakespeare's [...]
In Oedipus the King, one of the persons, who receive prophesies that project a doomed end, is King Laius; who is the biological father to Oedipus. Oedipus then arrives back to his father's land, Thebes [...]
Among the characters in this play include Claudius, hamlet, Gertrude, Polonius, Ophelia, Horatio, Laertes, Voltimand, Rosencrantz, Osric, ghost of Hamlet's father, Barnardo to mention but a few Mystery of death is one theme that clearly [...]
However, it is possible to state, judging from the huge body of literature dedicated to the essence of Orientalism, the analysis of it roots and the process of its formation, that Orientalism in itself is [...]
Critics such as William Merritt Sale argue that Homer's purpose in creating the mythic poem of The Odyssey was to represent the inherent struggle of the human condition when faced with the choice between the [...]
Shakespeare uses this dream theme to bring out the comic nature of his play and ensure that the unusual happenings in the comedy serve to entertain the audience as opposed to depressing it.
By the end of the paper, the reader should be able to identify a strong correlation between Oedipus and the tragic hero outlined by Aristotle in the Poetics.
In this paper, we are going to focus on the two basic literary devices used by the author which contribute to the in-depth understanding of the themes and motives of the play.
In his speech, he talks of the 'carnal, bloody and unnatural acts', basically he is referring to the killings that took place when his friend Hamlet tried to retaliate his father as well as the [...]
Whether or not Queen Gertrude, Prince Hamlet's mother, was guilty of being part of the conspiracy that led to the murder of her husband, King Hamlet is debatable.
The opening scene of the play 'The Importance of Being Earnest", the reader is introduced to highly stylized, exaggerated and unrealistic world.
In the opening scene of the play, Medea is beating herself over the loss and present to console her is an elderly nurse.
In the play, we also get to know the character traits of the Wright's from other characters.Mr. This makes Minnie Foster a key suspect in the murder case i.e.she might have killed her husband to [...]
Shakespeare has employed one of the literature elements by using major characters like, Othello, a hero and the head of armies, Desdemona, Othello's covert wife, Michael Cassio, Othello's deputy, Lago, ranked below the lieutenant, among [...]
In order to identify the actual reasons for Iago's hatred to Desdemona and Othello, the author makes use of his own approach in analyzing the play through the prism of motives, plots, themes, and character [...]