We note that it is not the beholder but the plant itself that is ‘perplex[ed]‘ by the names. Here the ‘Old Man’ plant becomes personified, with the implicit irony that just as its name is made to sound inappropriate, its response makes it fully inhabit the ‘Old Man’ title- the plant itself is in a state of confusion, as if it were an old man. Here we see another dimension to the ambiguity around ‘clings not’ – the plant inhabits the name simultaneously with finding it unsuitable. It is this paradoxical feeling of awkward self-consciousness that the poem is trying to create for its speaker. The
Since the prison is a place of darkness and sin, the beauty of a wild rose bush growing in such an unexpected place symbolizes God's grace. By starting off with a prison door and beautiful rosebush, Hawthorne is letting us know that the issues punishment versus forgiveness and judgment versus grace are going to be super important. Like I said earlier even though Hester went through many hardships she was able to overcome and bloom just like a rosebush would. The Scarlet Letter is a dark book at the beginning because the setting of the prison makes me think of sadness. When the prison is being described Hawthorne names everything that makes it such a sad place.
It is these hidden and grotesque truths that are the most damaging to Strephon. Although Celia is ridiculed for her deception, Strephon’s ultimate disillusionment indicates that there is an extent to which one should seek truth in order to preserve its beauty. The virtues of the magnifying glass are its ability to portray truth not visible to the naked eye (Swift line 59-60). When Strephon looks into the glass he sees two images; himself and how he imagines Celia using the glass. Both Strephon and Celia’s flaws are magnified but in different ways.
The Harsh Realities of Deception. The tragedy play; Macbeth written by, William Shakespeare, is a well known play to people around the world. Macbeth has been performed and told for many years after Shakespeare’s death. Shakespeare is able to grasp the concept of deception very well. To deceive is to give a false impression towards someone.
Fate is commonly overlooked as being the sole cause of their deaths, but in my opinion it is what brought the two lovers to their end. Throughout the play it reveals that their lives will end by their influences and actions, "A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life". This unavoidable aspect may have made Romeo and Juliet fall in love just to end the feud between the two houses. An important act of fate to consider would be the masquerade ball, if Romeo wasn’t wearing a mask Juliet would have realised who he was and may have not fallen in love with him. Romeo was too young to realise that he should have waited until he got over Rosaline before he became involved with Juliet.
(Stabs herself) There rust and let me die.”-P. 579 lines (169-171). It’s really sad that all of this could have been avoided if Juliet would’ve just left with Romeo or if their families gave up their hatred for one another. Throughout Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet’s personality drastically changes. At first Romeo was love-sick and Juliet didn’t want anything to do with marriage. Then they meet, fall in love and get married.
Who is to blame for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet? The play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is a romantic tragedy written by William Shakespeare, where the eponymous characters play a vital role in relation to their untimely death, thus can be blamed. In the addition to the protagonists, Friar Lawrence and the nurse indirectly contribute to the disastrous outcome, partly due to their lack of guidance to the young romantics. These four characters in the text are all held to be somewhat responsible for the disastrous occurrences that ultimately result in two suicides and 4 deaths. The play explores a short journey of “two star crossed lovers” who unite their two rivaling families through grief.
When true love happens people will go to the ends of the Earth to be together. Fate plays a major role in Romeo and Juliet in numerous ways. They would do anything for one another and throughout the play the reader is able to tell they are defiantly meant for one another. In our society today, it is hard to find a love like that of Romeo and Juliet but anything is possible with fate. Two star-crossed lovers go against their parent’s will since Juliet’s cousin is now dead and Romeo dreams that he should not go to the party, with that he ends up taking his own life.
Culler (41) highlights this disturbance, stating that “for anything that seemed to make sense, literature could make it nonsense, go beyond it, transform it in a way that raised the question of its legitimacy and adequacy”. Question 2 Is The Slap literature? Why? The term literature, generally used to describe written works, is a complex concept. Culler (23) compares the definition of literature to that of a weed; in that weeds are simply unwanted plants – the specifics of the plant, however, vary greatly depending on the gardener.
Definition of a Shakespearean tragedy. During the Victorian era, the most popular theme for stage plays were those based on a comedy theme, offering the audience laughter, humour and generally concluding in a “happy ever after”. However, in contrast Shakespeare wrote a number of plays, incorporating a “tragedy” theme, ensuring the audience experience, a rollercoaster of emotions, comprising of joy, romance, fear, grief and trauma, a tragedy always concludes with a tragic ending, resulting in the hero or main characters meeting their death. One of Shakespeare’s earliest plays penned around 1591 and possibly the greatest tragedy of English Literature is Romeo and Juliet. Considered as the ultimate love narrative Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play about two teenage "star-cross'd lovers"[destinies follow opposite directions] whose unfortunate and untimely deaths ultimately unite their feuding families.