* We learn that after the accident, Mattie survived even though she almost didn’t and wishes she hadn’t. Zeena then invited Mattie to come back and live with them and her health returned and she takes care of Mattie and Ethan now. We learn that they pretty much all had terrible lives. * Protagonist: Ethan Frome, Antagonist: Zeena Frome, Main conflict: Ethan’s conflict within himself, about his love for Mattie. * Theme- Love: characters are in a love triangle which they never escape.
Elizabeth is still mad at Proctor for what he did, but Proctor knows that he should fight for his wife because he loves her. In court, he keeps on fighting the accusations even after he finds out that his wife is pregnant and has some time to live until she has the baby. In another honorable sense, Proctor, with his reputation on the line, admits to committing the act with Abigail. Rebecca Nurse was a very compassionate and honorable character in the play. Her kind deeds are shown in the first act when she comforts the sick.
Arthur Miller was a very successful writer and playwright, Death of a Salesman is Miller’s most significant work, a play that quickly became an American classic. The play has frequently been produced and each production interprets it differently (Kirszner 1292). This leads to the question of whether or not a play’s magnitude can be reached through film as well. Usually, when a book or film is adapted into a movie, certain elements change or are omitted all together. Director Volker Schlöndorff’s version of Death of a Salesman remains true to the play with very little deviation; the movie’s characters, tone, and setting closely correlate with the play.
As a playwright, actor, and manager, Shakespeare’s influences are still evident in Western theatre today. He wrote comedies, tragedies, and various combinations of the two; but, The Tragedy of King Lear is considered to be one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays (Wilson & Goldfarb, 2012). Over the years, there have been countless stage productions, as well as many films adaptations, of King Lear. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that Ronald Harwood would choose to use, as a performance piece, in The Dresser – a story about the highs and lows of life in the theatre, circa 1940. There are obvious comparisons that can be drawn between King Lear and The Dresser, for example: both are tragic stories about an egotistical protagonist, Lear/Sir, and his descent into madness.
It tells us that Hassan would do anything for Amir, using the word “a thousand” rather than just saying “for you”. It also shows us that later in the plot Hassan will keep his habits as he shows no sign of stopping. It develops the theme of friendship a friend is someone who will help you do anything you ask of them. Amir is very selfish and only does things for his benefit; he never once went out of his way to help Amir when they were kids. “I had one last chance to make a decision.
Willy always loves Biff and wants him to have a better life. In the end, when Biff kneels and tells as he is crying that he loves Willy, Willy is then willing to sacrifice himself for Biff to have the money to pursue his dream. Willy had made Biff to abandon the dream of going into college; he doesn’t want to make the same mistake again. His love to Biff reveals to him that Biff’s future is worth much more than his life. Troy from Fences also tries his best to educate his sons Lyon and Cory.
Biff has learned or at least acknowledged the truth about his own life and his father’s life. He learns that he is nothing and no one but may be someone one someday. Throughout the play Biff has adored Willy; he believed his father’s stories and accepted his father’s philosophy which was that a person will be successful if he is “well-liked”. Biff was taught to do whatever it took to be successful even stealing and cheating. Prior to his trip to Boston everything changed he saw that his dad was a fake which meant that Biff was also a fake too.
And so, when George killed Lennie, he did it painlessly and with love. He made sure that Lennie was happy before he died. It was the best thing that he could do. The sacrifice he made by doing this was that he lost his best friend, and by his own hands. Throughout the book, other characters had spoken of the importance of having a companion and had suffered from loneliness because they did not have one.
In Rick Bragg’s All Over but the Shoutin’, Bragg’s duty as a writer is to portray his mother as the admirable, hardworking woman that she was. And expose the audience to his life of poverty and the way he overcame that and made a successful career for himself. Bragg must show how his mother helped him achieve all of his goals, by never
There is No Mortal Perfection A man of all things science and natural, Aylmer has a passion that he has devoted his life to, only straying from his laboratory long enough to take a wife. Possessing an obsession for perfection, in “The Birthmark”, by Nathaniel Hawthorn, Aylmer is unable to look past the only possible imperfection on his young wife’s face. In Aylmer’s quest for perfection he ends up finding it, but it is not without paying the ultimate consequence for his actions. It is said that love is blind. Which may be the reason Aylmer marries Georgiana without mention of her birthmark.