The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Many scholars and critics complain that Mark Twain botches the ending of his novel. I think the ending is was consistent with the entire novel and is important the way it is. Huckleberry Finn (Huck) is actually poised and ready for change in this life and his progression was not destroyed as a result of the ending. As a reader I was able to see Huck go from an unsure boy to a confident young adult with a great sense of right and wrong. We are reminded again with the ending to remember that Huck is just a simple boy who just wants to go with the flow of whatever life brings.
Although I am convinced about this play fitting to the genre of Satire, tragicomedy is my main focus of which The History Boys fits in as it contains a lot of it, maybe to appeal to a wider audience. It is for this reason I can argue that The History Boys can be considered as a tragicomedy to a certain extent rather than being completely satirical. The History Boys was set and takes place in the 80s, when the reign of Margaret Thatcher was in full swing. The issues surrounding the education system of Margaret Thatcher is the main reason why Bennett consistently mocks others throughout its entirety but with a sense of comic relief which is why The History Boys is arguably considered to be a tragicomedy, however could be looked at upon as slightly satircal to an extent due to certain parts. An example that is key to understanding why The History Boys could be considered as a tragicomedy is the mocking of A Levels, especially seen from Hector “Boys, boys, boys.
There are, however, similarities. First of all, both men show a bias opinion of their surroundings. Dane does so in a subtle way, while Bacon flaunts his ideas, good or bad to everyone within shouting distance. We can see Dane’s biases in a quote from page sixty-two in Johnson: “God hath all along preserved and kept me all my days.” In this passage, it is evident that Dane’s opinion on everything will have a religious spin to it. We can also tell that every experience he goes through is glorified, that everything worked out for the better.
Tom is obsessed with doing everything how the books do it and accepts the pieces of literature as fact. He is convinced that all of those events actually happened and that the only way to be successful in his little adventures is to do exactly what happened in the novels. I think Tom Sawyer is sort of like a door into the lives of the upper class. He shows Huck Finn and his rag-tag posse what more sophisticated people do and learn. Also, I feel that Mark Twain chose to make Huck Finn the better person morally because there was a stereotype back then that poor people just couldn’t be as “good” as rich people.
Two friends, almost complete opposites when it comes to their personalities, both attend Valencia High School. While one is cautious and keeps peace, the other loves a challenge and has many enemies. Their relationship is similar to that of Mercutio and Benvolio in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. These characters add flavor to the play in representing good and evil, influencing lovesick Romeo, and by adding wit to a serious-toned play. Mercutio, the hot-headed best friend of Romeo, adds wit and humor to the play Romeo and Juliet and was included in the play to make the audience laugh and also to keep them on the edge of their seats with suspense.
It greatly influences the story, what will happen in the story, and what theme the story will communicate. The extremely solid characterization of the two main characters, Doodle and his brother, leads to the finale, which communicates the theme. The clear mistakes made in the story, like the excessive and unsupervised rehabilitation of Doodle, that occur because of the characters characterization, really show the reader what the main characters did wrong, and shows that to the reader not to do it either. After all, as it is said in the story, “Pride is a seed that bears to seeds; life and
The sheer number of insults and implications made by the author coupled with a healthy sprinkling of aristocratic inside jokes would indicate that he essentially wrote this book for himself and other like-minded intellectuals of the enlightenment that disapproved of the status quo or could at least appreciate his cheeky sense of humor. I found the book very enjoyable and caught myself laughing out loud many times at the boldness of Voltaire’s slickly woven asides. He spent so much time attacking other people and their ideas though, I began to wonder if he would ever express his own ideas. Amid all of his negative commentary, I think it
These are the main subjects in the novel. Voltaire really focuses on what happened to Candide to inspire the readers and also to look at Candide as a real example of bravery. Voltaire describes all the dangers and bad curse with tone, themes and uses humour and ironical quotes. “Nothing could be more beautiful, smarter with a brilliant splendour than the sounds of the trumpets, drums and cannons. Altogether they form the best sound ever heard in hell”.
I find Moliere’s play, Tartuffe, to be entertaining for the underlying message of historical hypocrisy which it sheds to light. After reading the comedy of Tartuffe, I can only agree that it is an intellectual whirlwind of classical genius which tantalizes even the modern mind by echoing to us the importance of scrutinizing the narratives and analyzing the flaws and follies alike which are evident even within our own era. Tartuffe stands out to me because of the power that resonated from the creation of this societal satire and the fact that unlike other works of the era which were forced to fall in line with a strict code of adherence generated by the aristocracy of the classical era, this piece served as a direct challenge to the narrative
Contrast Kent’s and the Fool’s attitude towards Lear. What point of view does each represent with regard to our evaluation of Lear as either villain or Hero? One major difference in the attitude taken by Kent and the Fool toward Lear is the approach they both take when speaking to him. The Fool’s lexis is in the form of riddles; he gives wisdom in folly so to the audience his lexis seems complex and comedic however at second glance is in fact wisdom. The Fool appears to speak the mind of the audience, informing Lear of his rash and unwise decisions- “Thou hast pared thy wit o’both sides and left noting i’th’middle.” This honesty spoken by the Fool interrupts the natural order of being as in Elizabethan times Lear was seen the ‘the embodiment of God- his equal on earth’ therefore such a ‘lowly’ person as the Fool would not be permitted to be so blunt and honest.