Kushner brilliantly and effectively uses theatrical techniques such as having split scenes between characters and using the same actor to play similar roles throughout the play. Viewers can immediately make the connections between all of these characters even though they might be different sexually, religiously, and spiritually. Angels in America spotlights a time during the earliest days of the AIDS epidemic. Taking place in the 1980’s, the AIDS crisis was ignored immensely under Reagan because he felt that it was counter to the optimistic and progressive attitude that he was trying to establish in America. Skillfully blending religious ideation and political themes, Kushner presents an ideology of liberal
This is a far more delicate way of saying if you end up with ignorance you were not highly favored by God, but if you have knowledge you were and will be favored by god and will end up in heaven. Ignorance is similar to a song written by Mumford and son “Babel” which is the examination of the bourgeois mindset. They comment on the pelagian nature of society, they are building their own 'tower of babel' because they see the society collapsing behind their progressive thought, "I write home laughing, 'look at me now,' the walls of my home come crumbling down." He "goes along" with this mindset; all his life his "greed and pride" has been nursed by society and he accepts this mentality for its face value. He is promised success, which they will "slip into the cloud."
He made the decision to stay when he could've left town. A year later Roger also dies. " There was no more devils work on earth for him to do, it only remained for the unhumanized mortal to betake himself wither his masterwould find himtasks enough to pay him his wages duly,"(2550). Roger chillingworth is the worst greatest sinner because he acted devilish towards Arthur Dimmesdale. He purpousley chose to have anger and hatred towards dimmesdale for the minister his whole
Teiresias says, “All of you here know nothing, and I will not bring our troubles to the light of day” (98-99). Oedipus isn’t afraid of anything the prophet says. Finally, Teresias says that Oedipus was the one who killed King Laius and married Jocasta, his wife and also his mother. He refuses to believe this, “Go out of my house at once and be damned! I did not know you would talk like a fool” (141-142).
But after her father yells at her and tells her if she doesn’t marry she’ll be kicked out of the house; she goes to Friar Laurence for advice. When Juliet takes the potion Friar Laurence gives her she has to think about it. This is something Romeo probably wouldn’t do. But love over comes her decision and she takes it. Nobody tells Romeo that it’s just a potion and Juliet’s not really died, he buys poison and goes to Juliet’s tomb.
Are not thy bills (degrees) hung up as monuments?" Unfortunately he is still "just Faustus" and "just a man" P. 14ish Faustus is blinded by his pride and feels that he can live his life away from God. He continues to try to convince himself that hell is not real, it's not a scary place. He calls it his "Elysium" where he can converse with all of the old philosophers (who were pagans) P. 23 "I think hell's a fable" He is so blind he can't even bring himself to believe that hell is real even though a demon (Mephostophilis) from hell is standing in front of him speaking to him-giving him warnings Malice/Wrath:he's just plain old mean for no good reason He slaps the Pope because the Pope makes the sign of the cross p.44 "Pope: O, I am slain! Help me my lords!"
Throughout “Long Day’s Journey into Night” by Eugene O’Neill, the issue of the past is one that is brought up quite often, by the entire Tyrone family. Mary; the mother; resents that she has never been able to feel at home, while also battling her addiction to morphine because her husband was too stingy to pay for a real doctor. As well as the men of the family’s addiction to alcohol. The children hate their father for his cheap ways and for the way they were brought up. And lastly, Tyrone resents taking on a family, because it kept him from making his “big break” as an actor.
One of the personality traits of Friar Lawrence includes his honesty, demonstrated by his willingness to admit to the real story of what actually happens to Romeo and Juliet, this is essential as the audience needs to know that the truth will be told to all, so the violence between the Montauges and Capuletes will stop. The Friar is also kind and he tries to help everybody with their problems. Being a man of religion, he wants harmony to reign in Verona. His plans are fantastic and complicated and therefore fail. Friar Lawrence has a cowardly streak that doesn't suit his character; he means no harm but may end up doing some.
In the novel, pride prevents the characters from seeing the truth of a situation and from achieving happiness in life. Pride is one of the main barriers that create an obstacle to Elizabeth and Darcy's marriage. Mr. Darcy is the perfect example of pride in which a person is selfish and doesn’t want to associate themselves with others below them because they feel as if they are better than everyone else. At first Darcy was seen to have much pride in his social standing, so much that this feeling causes him not to pursue and scorn any one person outside of his own class. Eventually however, Darcy comes to realize that his pride is not as important as love, as Elizabeth shows him, and he is able to change.
The most important conclusion Shakespeare has drawn about the nature of humanity in King Lear is the fact that evil is not something the gods have cursed you with at birth but it is something that you choose for yourselfACt . The contrast he uses shows us that Edmoud had everything he needed to be good, he had the look and he had the attitude , but ultimately he chose to wrong path, he was blinded by power and his need to be treated as an equal. Later in that scene  after his brother is wounded Edgar affirms his belief that the gods play no hand in the evilness of the world through his dialogue “The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices make instruments to plague us” he states that the gods are fair and only punish us with our own wrong doings, even Edmoud agrees with him. Edmonds good side does make an appearance, towards the end of act 5 scene 3, “ Despite of mine own nature. Quickly send – be brief in it – to th’castle; for my wit is on the life of Lear and Cordelia” , in this remorseful dialogue Edmond`