William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' is intended to portray the importance of the monarchy and the insecurity created by the threat of a foreign invasion at a time of political and social insecurity in England. This then is the underlying setting of the theme for 'Hamlet' - taking place on a dark winter night, creating suspense, intrigue and providing entertainment to an otherwise deprived audience. In the opening, Act 1 and Scene 1, Shakespeare cleverly uses one - dimensional characters to deliver background information to the audience in a more entertaining style. The setting - the guard - platform of the Castle, on a dark, wintry cold night at midnight further intensifies the dramatic effect. 'Who's there?'
To what extent are themes of the Romantic era evident in Wordsworth’s poetry? Powerful themes of the Romanic Movement are portrayed to an immense extent throughout the poetry of William Wordsworth. The late 18th century poems ‘The Daffodils’ and ‘Composed Upon Westminster Bridge’ reveal the vast influence Romanticism had on his work. Wordsworth’s mastery of language techniques provided him with the ability to express his ideas thoroughly in relation to the being an aspect of nature, rebelling industrialisation, and the French Revolution. Wordsworth’s conveying of ideas which were fundamental to the Romantic era depicts his poetry as being influenced to a great extent.
This is done through a variety of techniques but the most effective is the visual imagery Bronte creates through the vivid descriptions of Heathcliff. References to Heathcliff such as “child of the storm” and the “imp of Satan” create allusions of deep horror and terror for the reader. From looking at the noun ‘storm’ to describe Heathcliff’s place of origin there is a strong sense that Bronte is using pathetic fallacy to both fore shadow the terror to occur at Wuthering Heights and also the destructive nature of Heathcliff. A storm is a destructive type of weather which has connotations of being cold and wet which is a trope of gothic literature used to display terrifying events. This is evident in Shelley’s Frankenstein where she uses the description of a “dreary night” when horrifying events are about to occur.
The very name “Wuthering Heights” meaning windy mountain alludes to its stormy weather. Placed on top of a hill, Wuthering Heights is plagued with storms that “rattle over the Hill in a fury” (47) with “great drops and growling thunder” (47). The storms of Wuthering Heights often correlate to the moods and doings of the manor’s inhabitants, like when Mr. Earnshaw died. The character of the manor is also stormy and passionate. Wuthering Heights is the very picture of an evil mansion, which the narrator alludes is a result from is harsh weather conditions.
This is riddle and the witches speak in riddles and paradoxes as they are mysterious beings of the universe. In the very opening of the play the witches appear in storm and rain and plan to have the rendezvous with Macbeth. As the three witches leave, they chant a witchly chant: "Fair is foul, and foul is fair: / Hover through the fog and filthy air" (1.1.11-12). As creatures of the night and the devil, they like whatever is "foul" and hate the "fair." So they will "hover" in the fog, and in the dust and dirt of battle, waiting for the chance to do evil.
With her passion of love, she arranged everything to meet him one evening at the Colosseum after receiving the fake letter in his name although she knew that it was colder and damper there and she had a delicate throat. There, she lost her self-control and Barbara was the sweet fruit of the romantic night. After that, to conceal her wrongdoing, she was soon married to Horace Ansley. She was also really a dishonest wife. Although she lived with her present husband, she still remembered every word in the letter which she thought she received from him.” I know it by heart now.” Mrs. Slade, who laughed to herself all that evening when her murder plot undergoes, is embodiment of hypocrisies and cruelty.
‘It was a dreary night of November.’ Where Shelley describes it as a dreary night the reader gains an understanding of the setting of the scene and it is always in the back of the mind. The description of the weather undermines Frankenstein’s excitement as he is about to create the monster, this is effective as we can already conjugate an understanding of Frankenstein’s attitude towards the monster which becomes more evident further on in the passage. ‘How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch.’ Frankenstein describes his creation as a wretch, this description by Shelley is important as it conveys her own trauma of child birth. The description is very negative and horrific; the horrific nature of the description again highlights the gothic feature. There are many
He realizes that he is marrying Ernestina only for her wealth, and also may lose his inheritance from his uncle Robert. He eventually pursues Sarah and they make love for the first time in a hotel room where Charles finds out that Sarah is actually a virgin and the story about her he thought to be true was fabricated. When reading this book I was very confused and seemed to not follow the story line entirely. Fowles often narrates about the Victorian time period but then relates it to the twentieth century.
Charles Bovary, who is a second class country doctor, falls in love with Emma, the daughter of one of his patients and gets married to her. Since young, Emma thinks that marriage and love are the remedies of her predicament. However, after getting married to Charles, she realizes that the marriage failed to fulfill her expectations. After she goes to an extravagant ball, she begins to dream constantly of a more stylish life. Depression overwhelms her when she evaluates her fantasies to the everyday village life, and eventually her apathy makes her ill.
They advocated a return to the early 15thcentury Italian Renaissance, Rossetti was preferred use classical history and mythological images complete his artwork. Dante Gabriel Rossetti created “Beata Beatrix” in 1871-1872. Rossetti's work inspired a lot by Dante Alighieri. Dante's Vita Nuova is deeply influenced on Rossetti in this artwork. He painted a portrait of Elizabeth Siddall but actually is the character of Beatrice Portinari from a poem La Vita Nuova of Dante Alighieri; she is Dante’s longterm lover.