Shakespeare uses dramatic language to create a powerful impact on us, the readers. This is portrayed by the fact that Romeo is welcoming his unfortunate death in such a courageous way. “I have more care to stay that will to go, Come, death and welcome!” this also conveys a sense of innocence and playfulness in their marriage. However it is Juliet, who informs him that the bird “that sings so out of tune”, is a lark, not a nightingale and thus it are dawn and Romeo must flee. This image can also convey a sense of unease as we the audience understand the tragedy before it unfolds As Romeo hurries away, Juliet begs fate to bring him back to her quickly.
Here are a couple other reasons to consider. The content of many of Plath's poems plays on rich and specific raw emotions. She did this through crafting specific images and symbols with carefully chosen words and figures of speech. Generally choosing everyday experiences and items to write about, she did indeed write about some of the pain in her life including the "The Jailer" about her husband Ted Hughes who had cheated on her, and "Daddy" about her father who abused her. These topic choices come from truthful circumstances, but readers generally really sympathize with Plath because of her suicide and what led her to it.
In the two plays, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘Macbeth’, the key characters transgress the social moral boundaries. However, Shakespeare manages to create sympathy towards the protagonists. In ‘Macbeth’, he creates sympathy for Macbeth as he shows the tragic downfall of a heroic hero in despair and how he was forced into all his wrong doings. Whereas in ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Shakespeare makes the audience feel sympathy towards the young couple as other people are also to blame for their relationship not happening and how they are ‘star crossed lovers’. In this essay, I am going to explain how Shakespeare manages to sympathize with these protagonists.
Sohail 1 Ghania Sohail Mrs. Raun-Calhoun ENG2D1 November 8, 2011 *Romeo and Juliet Essay:* William’s Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a tragic love story of two star-crossed lovers who cannot be together due to their feuding families. In the end, being apart was too much for them to bear and their lives were the consequence. This popular play has been re-done many times as a movie, including renditions by Franco Zeffirelli (1968) and Baz Luhrmann (1996). Both movies are quite loyal to the play’s original plot with many of the same events, deaths, people and tragedies. That is where the similarities between the two movies end because Zeffirelli created a very literal adaptation of the play whereas Luhrmann decided to do a modern 20th century version by having the story set-up in a present day environment.
Furthermore, he feared facing the despiteful changes in the moods of Venice Senators against him. We observe a similar trend in Romeo and Juliet when Romeo killed himself possibly fearing to be arrested for killing Paris. Although typically love does not cause tragedies, as in these plays, regret and sorrow can be the ending of any relationship that is not based on logic, and parental blessings. Love is the dangerous cause of all the tragedies in both of the plays. The effect of love is very profound in Othello in the sense that Desdemona escaped her father’s house to marry a back Moor called Othello in the beginning of the play.
Wagner states that the poems actually seem to ‘make her suicide inevitable’. Hughes and Plath were always going to meet and their relationship would most definitely escalate until it became utterly out of their control. ‘The Shot’ encompasses this strong sense of inevitability in portraying that even when Sylvia Plath is alive, she is waiting for the relief of death. ‘The Shot’ has an irregular structure. Similar to most of the poems in Birthday Letters, it is in free verse.
Then they were captivated by the notion of ‘star-crossed lovers’, and finally distraught when they witnessed the tragedy-stricken conclusion. And this story has the same emotional magnitude on us today as it did half a century ago. Carol Ann Duffy, gives an entirely different, more contemporary image of love in Rapture. Duffy’s poems are known to tackle issues in today’s society and develop a readers empathy with citizens often segregated from society. This collection absorbs the reader into a raw, honest state of lust, love and obsession.
We are introduced to a majorly significant and complex character, named Curley’s wife. Steinbeck shows us that Curley’s wife is flirtatious, mischievous (despite the patriarchal society of the 1930’s) but most of all she is an isolated character. Her hasty marriage to Curley proves to be failed attempt to escape her own spiral of disappointment of not fulfilling her ambition of becoming an actor. This ironically is a main theme in both texts. This essay will analyse and compare the presentation of Lady Macbeth and Curley's wife through the structure, themes, what is said about them, their actions and what they themselves say.
The poem is written from the point of view of the betrayed sister, left alone without her loved one. So we are told of her anger and rollo-coaster of emotions as she comes to terms with the devastation her sister has caused. The speaker states that even if she ‘had not been born at all He’d never have looked at’ Maude, hinting that it was Maude’s jealously which lead her to snitch on her sister. The first stanza shows a lot of outrage that the speaker feels towards Maude. It is opened with a rhetorical question, ‘Who told my mother of my shame, who told my father of my dear?’ This shows that the poem is a direct curse towards her sister Maude and has an intended audience.
Both women are contrasting representations of Hedda. From the opening of the play her [Hedda’s] relationship with Aunt Julie is a strained one. Hedda views Aunt Julie as a symbol of what she herself loathes and could at the same time could quite easily become. Aunt Julie epitomises the idea of the domestic, dutiful woman with no true purpose of her own. She instead finds her purpose through the lives of the male characters and the arguably mediocre success that Tessman has had.