Discuss how Shakespeare presents different kinds of madness in King Lear. Mitchell Wassink Madness is a common motif in Shakespeare’s King Lear, and makes itself known in various different ways throughout the play. Lear’s madness and the seeming madness of Edgar meld with the madness displayed by the evil acts of Edmund and the Fool’s controlled foolishness to create a rich, varied text. Shakespeare manipulates dramatic and literary elements to communicate the idea of madness effectively to his audience, and uses it to enhance and enrich the more important themes in the play. The books Aspects of King Lear by Kenneth Muir and Law and Love: The Trials of King Lear by Paul W. Kahn discuss Shakespeare’s implementation of madness in his work, as does Norman Maclean in his essay, The Madness of Lear, and Jessica Dunckel in hers, The Necessity of Reasonable Madness in King Lear.
He is now angry with Tybalt and wants revenge. ‘Fire-eyed fury be my conduct now.’ Romeos change in mood is significant as it leads to the death of Tybalt and Romeo being banished . Shakespeare also uses dramatic irony to make Act 3 Scene 1 such an intense and significant scene. When Romeo refuses to fight Tybalt all the other characters are confused as to why. ‘Good Capulet, which name I tender as dearly as my own.’ The audience know the reason why Romeo won’t fight Tybalt, which is because Romeo and Juliet are now married.
His language is full of anger and hatred and the audience would quickly catch on to Iago’s bitter character. The tone is unpleasant and Shakespeare portrays this with his choice of lexis, such as “Tush”, an abrubt, onomatopoeically harsh word, and “curses despise me if I don’t”, things that would lead the audience to question the morals of the character. The subject of discourse in the first lines of the play are all about hate, “Thou didst hold him in thy hate.” And the audience start to understand what Iago is made of. Lexis such as “Moorship” show how low Iago stoops, as he picks on anything he can in his criticism, including Othello’s race. From line 7 through to line 8, Iago has a long rant about Othello, as he felt he had been done an injustice when he was not chosen as lieutenant.
She refers to hell as murky which shows that she is in a living hell filled with gloom and despair. She states “Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him”, which leads me to believe that the weight of the murder is too
I could just imagine MacDuff coming in demanding to see Macbeth, fierce and angry. The tragic qualities of the play really do contribute to the larger message because it shows how in the end you will only lose if you do not play fair. In the story,
When Tybalt appeared, stating “what, drawn,and talk of peace! I hate the word, as I hate hell, all montagues, and thee: have at thee,coward!” (R&J,1.1,68-71). The use that Luhrmann does of the violence and it’s destroying effects in this movie is without flaw. Perhaps it takes a more central importance than it does within the original play, but as a voice of social criticism it rang loud and clear. Secondly, I was struck by the ingenious ways in which the first love, the teenaged love, was manifested as it felt: hasty,
Evident in Shakespeare's plays is the broad use of irony, imagery, rhythm and other literary devices. Through these devices, he establishes atmosphere and character, and intrigue. Exposure to these devices provides students with a broad knowledge of literary style and technique, while serving to develop and improve writing skills. Also, because much of the modern literary ideas and writings allude to and can be traced back to Shakespeare, familiarity with his works can only be an advantage to the student. Shakespeare wrote his plays to appeal to Elizabethan audiences.
Achilles is greatly ruled by his emotions. He will be inclined to evil if his passions are fixed in that direction. For example, Achilles shows intrinsically evil tendencies when he is filled with rage against Agamemnon for dishonoring him and, also, when his grief over Patroclus's death drives him to seek brutal revenge. However, he can show good, kind tendencies, as he did with Priam, when the gods compel his emotions to sympathy. Achilles gives some insight into his emotional inclinations when he says, “Anger that drives the sanest man to flare in outrage- bitter all, sweeter than dripping streams of honey, that swarms in peoples chests and blinds like smoke- just like the anger Agamemnon king of men has roused within me now...Despite my anguish I will beat it down, the fury mounting inside me, down by force.”1 While fate controls Achilles' ultimate destiny, the good or evil outcomes of his actions depend on Achilles' emotional state.
Controlled Assessment Question: `Explore the ways in which Shakespeare and Shelley convey the strong feelings and emotions of Macbeth and Victor as they contemplate what they are about to do and when they see the results of what they have done. How do the writers engage the interest of their audience/readers.` Both Shakespeare’s play ‘Macbeth’ and Shelley’s novella ‘Frankenstein’ extensively evoke strong emotions to gain the interest of the reader and audience. Despite the similarities and differences, both pieces of literature have, in the way they portray strong emotions, the theme of ambition is a recurring motif in ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Frankenstein’, whilst also acting as the fundamental aspect to portraying powerful feelings to captivate the minds of both the readers and audience alike. The emotions presented in Macbeth challenges and explores the dangers of ambition in the 17th century society, whilst the emotions presented in Frankenstein questions scientific discovery and the inquisitiveness in human nature during the Georgian/Victorian era. The key similarity is drawn in through the presentation of the consequences caused by ambition and human desire.
SHAKESPEARE’S ROMEO AND JULIET HAS MUCH TO DO WITH HATE BUT MORE TO DO WITH LOVE, HOW DO THESE EMOTIONS AFFECT THE OUTCOME OF THE PLAY??? Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet has much to do with hate but more to do with love and these emotions greatly affect the outcome of the play. The hatred of the feuding families, the rushed love between Romeo and Juliet and the desperateness of that love all played a role in the uniting of the two families and the tragic death of Juliet and her Romeo. The events that unfold are greatly influenced by the hatred the Montague and Capulet families have for one another therefore the death of Romeo and Juliet is in some ways a result of this hatred. Shakespeare presents the feud between the two families as unnecessary, wasteful and it is the cause of death for many characters but without this hatred the final uniting of the two families could no have been possible.