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 [...]
An analysis of trends in tragedy from the time of Sophocles and Euripides to modern times is therefore important. This could explain the absence of features such as oracles and ghosts in modern tragedy.
Firs, as one of the main characters depicts various stages of the play's development, his fate is associated with the fate of the orchard and the attitude of people to his is almost the same [...]
The aim of this essay is to analyze Jack Worthing, one of the main characters of the play, which the author represented as the typical wealthy Englishman of Victorian epoch.
This paper analyses the position of a woman in society, the aspect of social life as well as the importance of responsibility in the drama A Doll's House.
The aim of this essay is to characterize the place of the figure of Falstaff in the works of William Shakespeare.
The themes and the underlying meanings of the poems encompass the problems of human existence, human feelings, desires, and even the world perception. The aubade is the kind of lyrics devoted to love and the [...]
The play Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe can be referred to the genre of the Morality Play because it uncovers the theme of the Seven Deadly Sins.
The three questions that the theatre asks are: what the play is, why it is the way it is and what the characters learn during the play?
The link of "Hamlet" and "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" to the present days can be seen in the lost characters.
It would be possible to assume that this is a part of the truth that the two men are experiencing. The suspension in a place that is not real, and is still physically felt by [...]
The poem seeks to illustrate on the battles between Agamemnon the King and the warriors Achilles. The Iliad story begins at almost the end of the Trojan War during besiege by the Greeks.
However, the technique has been defended by some of the scholars who argue that Shakespeare's skill is to develop and emphasize the purpose of duality and dislocation in the play.
Meanwhile Caesar's son, Octavius, the heir to the throne, decides to avenge for his father's killing which leads to the deaths of the chief conspirators, Cassius and finally Brutus.
It is quite comical that one of the conditions in the case of a default of the loan taken from the Jewish Shylock by Antonio is the repayment of the loan in form of one [...]
The author, Alan Bennet has demonstrated his expertise in play writing through the interesting and fascinating nature of the play. The development and nature of the play, "The History Boys" is really admirable and eye [...]
Creativity in his works, Merchant of Venice and Hamlet, is portrayed by the manner he makes choice of characters, the way themes are tied up with stylistic language to reflect hidden meanings reflective of the [...]
The latter, after seeing his father's ghost and learning the truth, feels that he is taken over by revenge and sets up a performance that copies Claudius's, the murderer's, plan and results in a tragic [...]
In her play, Trifles, Glaspell uses two parts of the play, one distinctive narrative on men and the other on women, in order to trigger the reader into evaluating the value of both genders to [...]
If this is possible in the setting of the play, what important hints to the truth are we, the viewers, missing and overlooking in everyday life?
Othello leaves Venice in the company of his wife, Iago and Cassio and Desdemona's attendant known as Emilia. Othello's love for Desdemona is a major weakness that leads to his downfall.
The properties of Othello are given to Cassio who also assumes position that had been held by Othello The downfall of Othello is evidenced by death of his wife, loss of property and his own [...]
Oscar Wilde's comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest, is a satire of everything stuffy and constrictive in the 19th and early 20th century. The play explores the theme of the relations between the sexes.