This disorder and instability are reflected in the major cultural trends of the period. “In the final year of World War I, the German government wondered whether preferring bullets to pictures had been a tactical error” (118). The German expressionist artists who focused their paintings on the nightmare world underneath everyday life. Freud’s theories also became more influential during this period. Especially appropriate and important since the subject matter of his work is the dark unconscious mind below men/ women’s conscious life.
MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHRILREN – REFLECTIVE STATEMENT QUESTION - How was your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral? Mother courage and her Children play by Bertolt Brecht is a revolutionary play written by the 20th century German dramatist Bertolt Brecht for the sole purpose of opposing the rise of Fascism in Nazi Germany. Through this interactive oral, I learned active Brecht’s contributions to modern orbit, such as the supposition of heroic subject field, besides known as the V-effect, as well as the ideal of the lunacy effect. I discovered that Brecht was a weapons-grade colleague of Marxism, and as such, the imagination of Marxism was prevalent throughout many of his represents. Due to this, Brecht created the concept of epic theatre, where the individual character is less laborious than a social or political message embellish forth by the author.
There is a certain degree of truth in such statement, for Hindenburg had played a considerable role in undermining the German democracy in his later presidential years, through appointing Adolf Hitler (1933) chancellor of Germany in spite of his awareness of Hitler’s dictatorial qualities, and invoking Article 48 under which the government no longer functioned democratically. Hindenburg’s biggest mistake was to make Adolf Hitler chancellor of Germany in 1933, for this meant that an era of German elections and parliamentary life had come to an end, and an era of dictatorship and terror was soon to emerge. As the following evidence proves, Hindenburg was clearly aware that giving power to Hitler would be a vital step in the downfall of the Weimar Germany. In 1932, although the number of seats for the Nazis in Reichstag fell from 230 to 197, it still remained to be the largest Party. Von Papen therefore offered to bring Hitler into his new government by giving him the Vice-Chancellorship.
Jessica Tandy played Blanche, Kim Hunter played Stella and Marlon Brando played Stanley. In 1948, one year later, Tennessee Williams received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Donaldson Prize and New York theater critics Prize so it became the first drama that won these three awards at once and his work became wildly popular and it is still so today. The internet site of New York Times (times topics) suggests that Tennessee Williams: “had a profound effect on the American theater and on American playwrights and actors. He wrote with deep sympathy and expansive humor about outcasts in our society. Though his images were often violent, he was a poet of the human heart.” Činoherní klub`s webpage about A Streetcar Named Desire uses a quote (from a letter to an agent, Andrea Wood, August 27, 1947) which described Tennessee`s intention about the main characters and how he wanted them to be perceived by the audience: “I do not intend to focus blame or accusation on one particular character, but I want it to be a tragedy of misunderstanding and indifference toward others.” The play is set in the city of New Orleans.
Introduction: Night Journey is a powerful piece of work from one of America’s foremost modern choreographers, Martha Graham. Her works often had a strong emotive foundation. They concerned human experiences and deep emotions of the human heart (MarthaGraham.org, 2006). Night Journey premiered on February the 28th 1947, in the Ziegfeld Theatre, New York. It is based on the Greek legend of Oedipus; a story where an Oracle prophesises that Oedipus (the son of King Laius and Queen Jocasta) would kill his father and marry his Mother.
Traditionally, when we think of drama and scripts we are transported to the various worlds of William Shakespeare. We might think of the glorious fall of Romeo and Juliet, or perhaps the poisoning of the king in Hamlet. In America though, a much darker drama has been brewing for nearly as long as the country has existed - Racism. In "The Great White Way", Debra Dickerson refers to it as the "central drama" of American history. Because of racism's place in society, and the way that it has woven itself through politics, and displays of social queue alike, it is understandable how one might compare it to a drama or even just one big angry monologue between an antagonist and protagonist.
German land west and as far as 30 miles east of the Rhine was established as a demilitarized zone.’(Duiker & Spielvogel, 2010) The Germany government needed to accept the harsh treaty with no choice. The reparations made Germany’s economy in a worse state and Germans got a hard life at that time. Therefore, the thought of revenge were established and it leaded to the rise of Adolf Hitler, which was the essential person in WWII. The rise up of Adolf Hitler and Mussolini also take an important role for the outbreak of WWII. The rising of Hitler and Mussolini represented that the
Even though he might have been one of the most destructive leaders in history. Hitler’s rise to power is important to understanding the holocaust because the hardships he went through made even more ruthless and powerful. Getting started Hitler’s childhood was not the easiest childhood. He had to go through many struggles that led him to become the leader he was. At a young age he lost his brother and his father, which dramatically changed his personality for the worse (Cort 3).
The people of Germany needed to blame it on somebody, especially Hitler. The Germans blamed it on the Jewish people. Hitler joined a group called the anti-Marxist which was a group that was against democracy and the Treaty of Versailles. Hitler was known as the best speaker for the political group and was appointed Chancellor on January 30, 1933. Once the Nazis were in power and with Hitler as the commander, it was a downfall from there.
Although Romeo and Juliet is a powerful and passionate romance, that romance is surrounded by violence, hatred, and chaos, and ultimately, that deep, passionate romance causes so much of the violence in Verona. Juliet herself acknowledges this in act one scene 5 in saying “My only love sprung from my only hate” (Shakespeare 1.5.138). Even Juliet realizes the violence of loving someone, when their families have a strong dislike for each other. Even with knowing this she pursues with the relationship anyway, a fact that only incites further violence and contempt between Montague and Capulet. As shown near the end of book, where Romeo and Juliet’s deep love for one another results in a significant amount of violence.