Our perception of life is essentially our personality, and our perspective is limited or broadened by our experiences, so in order to understand ourselves and others fully, we have to do all that we can and experience all type of emotion [M]. Reading the quote at first makes us laugh, amused, reading into it however, makes us more thoughtful and open to the ideas presented in the play [E]. “O here's a wit of cheveril, that stretches from an/ inch narrow to an ell broad!” (2.4.86-87). Another example of
Snagged Responding Task Introduction: -Introduce the play; who wrote it, what it is about, the themes, when it was performed etc. -Your thesis: Has the director been successful in his manipulation of the elements of drama to create dramatic meaning (ie was the play good..?) -Outline what you will discuss in the essay: elements of drama, acting skills, overall success of the production. Elements of Drama Tension: What is dramatic tension? What are the types of tension evident in the play?
In William Shakespeare's comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing” it is obvious throughout the play that the concept of deceit and trickery is a crucial element. These acts of deception and misleading motives help move the plot of the play smoothly, while also keeping the audience interested and entertained-- thus making it one of the play’s fundamental themes. There are numerous examples in the play where this theme manifests itself as being spiteful, deleterious and malicious; however, there are also moments that are amicable, well intentioned and benevolent. Deception and trickery is very apparent in the various interactions between Benedick and Beatrice, and influences every step of their relationship throughout the play—ultimately bringing them together at the end. From the very beginning of the play, Benedick and Beatrice’s attitude toward each other is a superb representation of this theme of deceit.
One of the major conflicts in “A streetcar named Desire” is the battle between Blanche’s need for “magic” and illusions, and Stanley’s need to see the world as real, stark, brutal and honest. Explain the reasons why Blanche and Stanley need to see life the way they do and then decide where you consider Williams final view toward illusion and reality lies. Does he align himself with Stanley’s reality and brutal honesty, or with Blanche’s illusion and pretense. In this play William’s has made Blanche a romantic even though she is the play’s protagonist. Stanley on the other hand has a life that is all about gambling, bowling, sex and drinking.
A close critical analysis of Twelfth Night can reveal how Shakespeare manipulates the form, structure, and language to contribute to the meaning of his plays. Form Through the form of dialogue Shakespeare conveys the relationship between characters. For example, the friendship and understanding between Olivia, and her servant Feste, the clown, is shown in their dialogue in Act 1, Scene 5. In this scene Shakespeare shows that both characters are intellectuals by constructing their colloquy in prose. Characterising Feste, Shakespeare gives him the aphorism, Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
The first four songs are based on the first four scenes. The fifth and the sixth songs are in Friar and Nurse’s perspective. Quotes from the play are well used in the lyrics; help the readers to understand the character’s characteristic and what happen throughout each scene. First song, “Bite my thumb” is about the fight between the two rival houses’ servants. By using aggressive verbs and strong beat, it shows the conflict between the two families, which is very important for people to know so that they can have better ideas of why Romeo and Juliet’s love is a forbidden love.
Shakespeare fostered his own tradition of women who control events in their plays – sometimes aided by disguise sometimes relying on sheer force of wit and wisdom. How far do you agree with this statement in relation to ‘much ado about nothing’? In much ado about nothing we are shown the culture and tradition of Elizabethan society at the time. We are shown the roles of men and women in society and the roles of different people in different classes. We are shown these aspects through Shakespeare’s use of comedy.
“THE FOOL HELPS KING LEAR SEE CLEARLY”. This is the hypothesis I have chosen for many reasons. Firstly, because it expresses knowledge and understanding of the plot. The play, ‘King Lear’ helps us to understand many different themes which would have been relevant to both everyday life and the isolated lives of the royal or wealthy, and would probably apply to the lives of the people who lived in the time of the play’s setting. We are taught to understand themes like sight and blindness, and foolishness through the fool’s character.
In the play, the two women – Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale- who are only brought along with the sheriff and attorney to retrieve some items for a wife – Mrs. Wright/ Minnie foster- accused for killing her husband –Mr. Wright, are the ones who actually find the evidence to indict the accused. In trifles, the title is ironic as the reader sees what is silly and "trifle" to men, is the key for solving the murder. In a general look at Trifles, a reader can figure right away the roles given to women in that era. Women's roles were mainly reproductive and briefly social.
William Shakespeare’s Hamlet (1599-1601) has successfully continued to engage audiences through its dramatic treatments of soliloquies and asides. It has retained value as being worth critical study in both an Elizabethan and modern context – this may be said due to its mirroring of human nature in society, thereby depicting the thematic concepts of struggle and disillusionment. Shakespeare’s use of dramatic and language techniques, consisting of much great symbolism and metaphorical language, illustrates the dramatic irony and action of textual integrity in Hamlet. Thus these salient notions are achieved through Hamlet’s speech directed towards a society that reflects both an Elizabethan and modern contemporary context, whereby audiences reflect upon the depiction of humanity’s struggle in a disillusioned reality. In Hamlet’s third soliloquy, there are echoes of struggle and disillusionment which are illustrated as important concepts in dealing with Shakespearean language throughout the play of HAMLET.