In the play, it suggests that Puck is a mischievous fairy who has built up a reputation of scaring and playing pranks on mortals, but he also has a much kinder side. He sometimes helps people finish their work or chores and provides them with good luck as well. Puck is a well-rounded character whereas Bottom is a bit plainer. Bottom, an arrogant and ignorant worker in the play is seen more narrow-minded. He frequently makes rhetorical and grammatical mistakes in his speech and thinks highly of his skills as an actor (when rehearsing a play, he wanted to play all the main roles).
She primps excessively, lies, uses racist language, begrudges America's goodwill contributions to postwar Europe, and foolishly blurts out that she recognizes The Misfit. Not until the story takes a tragic turn does she begin to realize that she is not who she thinks she is. Situational irony occurs when a development in a story is the opposite of what the reader expects. In "A Good Man Is Hard to Find," this type of irony occurs when an evil man, The Misfit, causes Bailey's mother to see herself for what she is, a sinner. Her enlightenment allows her to redeem herself by casting off her selfishness and reaching out to the deranged killer.
Do not think it so unwholesome. Ha, ha, ha!“ (Act 4 lines 108-109). She is not someone he values or respects. Bianca used her charm to seduce a man who has no genuine interest in her, and is fooled into believing otherwise. She also becomes a pawn in Iago’s efforts when Othello is tricked into believing it is Desdemona Cassio was speaking ill of.
She wore red, thin dresses to expose her physique which (she believed) would entice the men to come and talk to her; instead it did the complete opposite. She believed that using her sexuality as a weapon she could have men drooling at her knees. When she catches Crooks, Lennie and Candy discussing the small farmland, she exposes an extremely vindictive and racist side to her when she lashes out at Crooks for threatening to tell on her. Later on in the book, she tells Lennie how she had only married Curley out of spite with her mother. She later confessed to never loving him.
Oberon who initiates the pranks not only changed Bottom and Titania’s lives but also Lysander, Hermia, Helena, and Demetrius. He watches the frivolous exchanges between the four characters and he decides to intervene. He wishes to simply make Demetrius fall in love with Helena. He orders Puck, a fairy, to use a plant to make Demetrius infatuated with Helena. With this plan a comical yet a complex play is unfolded.
In Shakespeare’s gender comedic farce Twelfth Night, the character that undergoes the deepest transformation throughout the storyline would be the straitlaced and priggish steward of Lady Olivia’s household, Malvolio. In the beginning of the play, Malvolio comes off as an insignificant minor character, not holding much depth; however as the play progresses, Malvolio begins to transform into a more complex and fascinating character that connects with the audience on numerous levels that the other characters do not seem to create with the reader. Additionally, the transformation of Malvolio from a piteous and faithful servant to a blithering, love-stricken idiot seems to hold as an amusing sub-plot to the main focus of the play; the Duke/Olivia/Viola love triangle. Despite the character’s rise and downfall during the play, Malvolio provides an amusing and eccentric outlook to love and infatuation that is reminiscent to our own society. Shakespeare transformed the character of Malvolio into several different personas as the play progresses, displaying the different emotional and mental levels within the character.
Beginning with David's wig, his vain attempt to pass as a member of a higher society that has already dropped the wig from fashionable dress, and ending with Faulkland's last attempt to trick Julia into admitting base motives for loving him, no one willingly presents things as they really are. In fact, many of the characters lie outright. Fag lies to Sir Anthony for Jack about the son's reasons for being in Bath, and Lucy lies to Sir Lucius about who is writing love letters to him. Other characters simply misrepresent themselves. Jack masquerades as Ensign Beverley in order to win Lydia's love, while Mrs. Malaprop tries to appear more sophisticated by peppering her speech with fancy vocabulary that she neither means nor understands.
“The Boarding House”: An Bitter Perspective In “The Boarding House” by James Joyce, Mrs. Mooney is appropriately called “The Madam”. Mrs. Mooney’s unscrupulous outlook on life forces her to become selfish in her actions. As a result, Mrs. Mooney is viewed as an intimidating and rigid entrepreneur. Mrs. Mooney’s cynical perspective compromises her relationships with others. Mrs. Mooney was previously involved in a dysfunctional marriage to a “shabby stooped little drunkard” (61).
When their musings went so far as to criticize their own masters or mistresses, fools were whipped for such excessive behavior, seen in the case of both King Lear and Queen Elizabeth’s reign from 1558 to 1603. As fools became popular in several courts throughout English royal history, Shakespeare borrowed the image of the jester and reimagined his role solely to bring out their theatrical aspects for his plays. When Lear falls into a state of neglect and depression, he asks for his fool, indicating a desire for a change in mood. Unlike the contemporary fools of the time, the Shakespearian fool’s role in this scene is to use his stereotypical foolishness and provide a deeper and wiser take on the king’s situation. Although he may be speaking in riddles and songs, he foretells a tragic dethroning; however, the king fails to heed his warnings, blind to his inevitable tragedy.
Both characters collide with each other over influence of Stella, Blanche’s sister. Eventually, however, Stanley is the victor, raping Blanche and sending her into a completely delusional state. To begin with we can see the way in which the playwright uses the characterisation of Blanche to establish the theme of appearances versus reality in the way in which she struggles to accept the harsh reality of her surroundings. When Blanch first arrives she is shocked by her surroundings: ‘Her expression is one of shocked disbelief. Her appearance is incongruous to this setting.’ When Blanche first is introduced to Stella’s home she is shocked and this establishes Blanche’s strong sense of class, and also that Blanche will be an outsider in this particular setting, never realizing just how harsh it is.