How does Shakespeare craft the character’s tone of voice in order to encourage the characters tone of voice? Through Shakespeare’s play Macbeth (a bloodthirsty tale of ambition) and Merchant of Venice (comedy and near tragedy) Shakespeare crafts the characters tone of voice by many techniques such as their dialogues. Merchant and Venice was written in 1596 or 1567, it is set in Venice’s Italian setting and marriage plot and Shakespeare first great heroine and the unforgettable villain Shylock elevate this play to a new level. The basic plot outline with the characters of the merchant, poor suitor, fair lady and a villainous Jew. Jews in Shakespeare’s England would have been familiar with portrayals of Jews as villains and main source of mockery.
John Proctor is an immoral coward at the beginning of the play. He could be seen as a selfish or self-centered person. John only cares about his own reputation while he does not care about others’. As a married man, he is coward because he sleeping around on his wife. He is totally selfish because only him feel pleasure about having affair with Abigail.
Throughout the first scene, Iago and Roderigo also never refer to Othello by name, however, the audience quickly learn that both characters hate 'the moor', as this – amongst other derogatory terms, including 'thick-lips' – is the only title given to him. This, again dehumanises the character, as Shakespeare depicts the hero as little more than a title to be sneered at and belittled. Iago also speaks of his dislike of Cassio: “And what was he? Forsooth, a great arithmetician, one Michael Cassio... that never set a squadron in the field, nor the division of a battle knows more than a spinster—unless the bookish theoric, Mere prattle without practice is all his soldiership.” Through this, Iago questions and demeans Cassio's military ability, however, his main annoyance is with Othello for his decision to promote this man above him. Through this, Shakespeare also suggests that Iago feels that Othello's judgement is faulty.
5 Line 92) Creon had put his pride before the life of his niece Antigone. “And as for the man who sets private friendship above the public welfare-I have no use for him either.” (Sc. 1 Line 23-24) Creon not only showed that he did not approve of putting “friendship/family” above the people, but also showed that he did not approve of anyone else that had done this. This shows that Creon’s flaw was
Shakespeare's play Othello and Good Will Hunting directed by Gus Van Sant are two such texts, exploring the human condition through the archetypal idea. In Othello, we see a black man driven to mad jealousy, and the demise of his world as a result. In Van Sant's film Good Will Hunting, we explore an intelligent man struggling with issues of his own. In both texts, the complexities of love and trust, and segregation are explored through the outsider archetype. Shakespeare's England was not a very accepting society when it came to foreigners.
The Cask of Amontillado “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Poe’s (rpt. In Michael Meyer, The Bedford Introduction to Literature, 9th ed. [Boston: Bedford, 2011] 727) is about a man named Montresor. Montresor explains to us that because Fortunato has mortally insulted him, he has vowed revenge. However, he has hidden his animosity towards Fortunato because he wants to fulfill his vow without placing himself at risk, since the revenge would not be complete if Fortunato were to retaliate or if Fortunato died without knowing Montresor to be his murderer.
English- Romeo and Juliet controlled assessment “How does Shakespeare show the role of anger to the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet?” In this essay I will be looking at Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Shakespeare was a famous playwright and poet of the 16th century whose works include 38 plays, 154 sonnets and 2 narrative poems. He was born in 1564 and died in 1616. Romeo and Juliet was one of his earliest plays which follow the story of two star crossed lovers whose deaths reconcile their feuding families. In my essay I will be exploring how Shakespeare shows the role of anger to the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.
Romeo on the other hand is determined not to fight Tybalt "love thee better than thou canst devise, till thou shalt know the reason of my love." Mercutio is outraged when Romeo does not respond to Tybalt's abuse, and draws his own sword to fight
Marissa Donaldson Ms.Gentile English Section D 16 December 2008 A War Between The Same Race Where does racsim derive from? Racism is though to derive from colored differences. However, that is not the case racism derives from cultural construct, economic status, and social status. Hurston does this by placing a character in a different way effected by racism. A black man does not have to only be racist against a person of the different race but also can be racist to someone of his own race.
Hamlet and Laertes are also foils. Such is evident through Laertes’ rage accreted declaration “To cut his throat I’ th’ church,” indicating that he is willing to risk eternal damnation in order to achieve his revenge, whilst Hamlet, the protagonist, who by tradition should be the avenger, refuses to murder Claudius in the Chapel “when he is fit and seasoned for passage”. This demonstrates that revenge is a destructive emotion worthy of perdition. Hamlet, at the end of the play succeeds in his revenge. This is a dramatic irony as it is Laertes’s actions and confession that “the king is to blame,” that catalyzes Hamlet actions, thus enabling the completion of the impending tragedy.