During Act II Priestley presents the character of Mrs Birling through her use of language and tone, her reactions towards her daughter Sheila, and her harsh viewpoint of Eva Smith. All of these factors that Priestley has used to present Mrs Birling’s character combine and reach a climax at the end of her interrogation by the Inspector in Act II resulting in her true character being revealed to the audience. At the beginning of Act II when Mrs Birling greets the Inspector with
In the beginning of the essay Mitford uses a metaphor describing the process of embalming to a drama by saying “The drama begins to unfold.” The author does this to tell the reader that the process is long and dramatic in a certain way. Throughout her essay Mitford takes the reader through a journey. Her use of imagery gives the reader an idea of what or where they are for example in one of her paragraphs she describes the place of where the embalming occurs as a “the tiled and sterile look.” She says this to give the reader an image . The use of diction is crucial in this essay. The author uses complex diction but necessary because the essay is all about science.
Question: How is a specific group portrayed in the Test? Written Task Two: Portrayal of Women in Hamlet Hamlet is a play filled with many themes and motifs. Shakespeare uses several different literary devices to portray those themes. One of the major themes in the play is the roles of women and how they are portrayed as mentally weak, unimportant and second class, as well as being held to a double standard. Shakespeare’s use of allusions and metaphors portray this throughout the play as a whole.
Waters’ also uses two narrators which creates tension and builds the reader up to knowing the truth. Waters’ uses Gentleman to play a key role in the deception between Sue and Maud. “’Then I’ll take her unsuspecting to the madhouse gates’” Gentleman says this as a way to get Sue to play along, it is also foreshadowing that, in fact, it will be Sue entering the madhouse which means that she does not suspect her fate. The use of the adjective ‘unsuspecting’ suggests that they are going to trick her. We, as the reader, see this as unfair but they see it as normal as during the Victorian times, a husband could put their wife in a madhouse without question.
Every detail from the props to the lighting engrosses the audience into the play as it is done naturalistically, and the audience believe that anything can happen, like in every day life. Keatley also introduces the wasteland, where the girls are of similar age, and this highlights various generation differences through things as subtle as their speech. Keatly highlights the similarities between Margaret and Doris in Act One, Scene Seven, through the folding of the sheet: “Margaret pulls so hard that Doris lets go and they jerk back from eachother” This action shows that both Margaret and Doris want to make their relationship work and keep trying different ways, as with the sheet, and it continues to go wrong. They come together with the sheet, showing that the pair want to make their relationship work, and are trying hard to do so, despite finding it difficult. The coming together of the sheet also highlights that despite the age difference, they are similar and a mother a daughter.
The author has expressed his own thoughts and ideas through the play and has presented a story of a woman using some characters. This play had aroused great controversy at that time because of its crucial attitude towards the marriage norms. There are many authors and people who have argued with the statement and play of Henrik Ibsen. This paper focuses on the views and ideas of different authors regarding the play “A Doll House” written by Henrik Ibsen (http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/dollhouse/themes.html). Author Henrik Ibsen was one of the best and major writers and directors of the 19th Century.
Her role completely affected the plot of the play. Also according to my research the writer of a feminist play, story, or film must also, “Concentrate on how a (the) women (woman) are presented in a story. The character Nora in the play dominates the story line in every act, and in the conclusion of the play she is really what the play is all about. What follows are my selections of supporting quotes that helped me to come to my decision on A Doll’s House play to be a feminist play: Nora: That is just it; you have never understood me. I have been greatly wronged, Torvald--first by papa and then by you.
Fairly quickly the idea of playing outside went from “boisterous games” to being “too poor to sit in the house.” With this sentence the manipulation of Hurston’s point of view begins. Through the eyes of a child playing outside is a wonderful privilege. Through the eyes of Hurston’s mother, it was the only way to experience “any pleasure.” To Hurston’s parents, life was a test and they were trying to get themselves, and Hurston, through it. Hurston’s father had a negative point of view on life and always seemed to be putting Hurston down (for her own good perhaps?) he often threatened to break her spirit or “kill [her] in the attempt.” In a perhaps less blunt way, Hurston’s mother showed that she too, had a fearful and negative outlook on the world.
Asfahani’s reaction is completely realistic because she was embarrassed. She might have believed her parents would be angry with her if she told them she was ashamed of their culture. She states that “a child who is attacked often retreats” and during that time she retreated. Even though she was proved wrong after her brother confessed his same embarrassment. 4.
“It’s…remember the good times…now I know that the things my brother was doing were bad….The church taught me that was wrong….showed me how gangbanging ain’t nothing but the devil’s mess” (54). She realizes that being part of the gang is not the life she wants and learns right from wrong. She learned now from Church that what the gang does is evil. “It made me throw-up sick again thinking how I took that mama’s purse while her Niña was crying, and I felt killer mad too…”(89). Cecilia regrets doing some of the tasks that she was made to do; once these tasks, in actuality crimes, have been committed, she