It is the same thing with the lottery; everyone wants to befriend the winner. Another negative effect generated from winning the lottery is your newfound trait of being insecure. Privacy becomes a thing of the past once you become a millionaire and you are now considered a local celebrity. A question that the lottery winner would be constantly asking themself is “Do people like me for me or my money?” All of these brand-new insecurities lead up to the winner losing their identity. They give up their old hobbies and interests that everyone once identified them by and they solely become “that one guy who won the lottery.” For most couples, a substantial lottery win is a dream come true.
God Before Family “ When we are no longer able to change the situation, we must then change ourselves.” -Victor Frankel. No one ever has complete control over the situation, when the situation takes a turn for the worst or a turn for a way in which we do not want, we must either change our perspective, or completely let go. Chinua Achebe’s short story “Marriage is a Private Affair” portrays exactly how devoted individuals can be to religion and religious traditions. A man so strictly set in his ways has arranged for his son to marry a girl from his very own tribe. Meanwhile, his son has fallen in love with an outsider and refuses to be joined in marriage to anyone but.
Since the play would be generally watched by the upper classes, Wilde implicitly mocked them through the use of excellent wits and epigrams. Paradoxes are also utilised in the play in many ways. Simon Bubb believes paradoxes are ‘self-contradictory and mischievously nonsensical. but provides a
The Fools songs, riddles and jokes are a source of comic relief, used to break up the intensity of scenes. The Fool appears to have a deceptively simple part in the play when in actual fact his role is of key significance. The Fool and Lear have a fascinating relationship throughout the play. Lear seems to depend on his Fool increasingly to be his voice of reason or his conscience, because he reminds Lear of all his mistakes and manipulates his feelings into realising them. This is a great irony as the King who is supposed to be wise is in-fact a fool, yet the Fool himself is full of
Rosencrantz also is different in problem solving than Guildenstern, Ros, being a pragmatic person, thinks of the simple and easy plan to get out of situations. Guildenstern- Guildenstern tends to be anxious and concerned in most situations. Although, he is rational and a heavy thinker in problem solving. Guildenstern seems to be more concerned about figuring out why and how he and Ros got into the situations they are in and more concerned on how to get out of them. The Player- The Player is a mysterious person in the play.
Whilst the topic is becoming more open, the ambiguity in how society perceives and understands the phenomenon still remains considerable. Alan Bennett takes the subject and adapts it to suit a modern day audience who seemingly take an interest in the sinister topic. Blurring the lines between drama and comedy, the two genres provide a captivating combination, subtly highlighting, in a way so refined and indirect, the social stigma attached to the subject. Although the nature of the play could be seen as somewhat disturbing, ‘The History Boys’2 does not fail to push the boundaries of this taboo subject. A subject that never fails to reach the nationals tabloids, evidenced by cases such as the 2012 Jimmy Saville sexual abuse scandal, whilst similarly finding its way into popular TV programmes such as ‘Family Guy’ and ‘The Inbetweeners’.
So much for endings. Beginnings are always more fun. True connoisseurs, however, are known to favor the stretch in between, since it’s the hardest to do anything with. That’s about all that can be said for plots…. (69) These have led many of the readers to regard “Happy Endings” as a satirical text or a sneer.
I did not like how some of the actors played double roles because in an already confusing play trying to follow “who is who” is not an easy task. My favorite actor was probably Chris Young, who played Prince Myshkin, because in this role the actor had to portray a guy who would give you the clothes off his back, is too trusting, and is very likeable at first meet. I thought Chris did a great job of being all those. Overall, other than Prince, Rogoshin, and Nastasya most actors played both a tragic and comedic role, or at least in one of their many roles in the play. On a side note I did not like how one of the actresses yelled at the row behind me about not talking during the show.
Major Themes Appearance vs. reality This issue is especially relevant to Iago. Although he is called "honest" by almost everyone in the play, he is treacherous, deceitful, and manipulative. Also applies to Desdemona, as Othello believes that she is deceitful and impure, although she is really blameless and innocent. Race Race is an extremely important theme; it has a great amount of influence on how people regard Othello‹for those who distrust black people merely on looks never like Othello, like Iago. Race also determines how Othello perceives himself as a rough outsider, though he is nothing of the sort.
By my knavery (if I had it), then I were. But if you swear by that that is not, you are not forsworn. No more was this knight swearing by his honor, for he never had any, or if he had, he had sworn it away before ever he saw those pancakes or that mustard. (1.2.63-79) One would think with such a quick wit that Touchstone could never fall in love; at least this is what appears to be at first. The following makes the reader take a second look, “We that are true lovers run into strange capers.” (2.4.53-54) Touchstone does have a love interest, Audrey, she is an extremely homely girl, but Touchstone is only attracted to her for the physical part of love.