Mary Shelly references this epic poem in her novel because The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Frankenstein are tales of life and death and they epitomize the themes of consequences, beauty, and hubris. Victor and the ancient Mariner both became obsessed with their quests; Victor with his creature and the Marnier with the albatross. These goals were so important to them that they took over their lives and blinded them from everything else. The Mariner explains that “agony returns; and till my ghastly tale is told, this heart within me burns” (Coleridge 578-580). His punishment of killing the bird is that he has to keep telling his story over and over again.
Isla McCole Quick draw, Carol Ann Duffy Quick draw by Carol Ann Duffy is a poem highlighting a difficult conversation between supposedly two lovers. The themes are clearly the break down of love, and the way she is trying to hold onto something that’s slipping away; so the gradualness of loss. The poem throughout is an extended metaphor, and the continuation of similes illustrates her constant comparison of her situation to that of an old wild western showdown. The similarities between the two are the tense and pressured atmospheres, the uncertainty of how it will end, and the realisation of the person who knows they are going to end up losing. “Like guns slung from the pockets on my hips”, a simile from the first stanza, becomes a metaphor in the third “In the old last chance saloon”.
In the play, Euripides has described Medea as a woman who “wild with love”. Everyone can see easily that with Medea, the love with Jason is the most important to her as she could kill her own brother, betrayed her father and her country to help Jason get the Golden Fleece. “I willingly deceived my father; left my home; …” “You had already murdered your brother at his own hearth…” Because of Jason, Medea - from a princess – had to drift to another place which is not belonging to her. Her family, her friends will never forgive for that, Medea doesn’t even have the way to turn back to her home anymore. “My friends at home now hate me…” Medea even earned more enemies when helping Jason.
Lucie devotes her time to her husband from day to day while he is imprisoned. Her magnanimous sacrifices express to the reader the hardships she would endure to assuage her husband’s distress. Dr Manette puts his daughter’s safety before his own. During the trial, Dr. Manette exclaimed that “[his] daughter, and those dear to her, are far dearer to [him] and [his] life (Dickens chapter 39). The reader can conclude from doctor Manette’s statement that he fears losing his daughter and would sacrifice his virtue to secure his daughter.
As an actor preparing for the role of Electra, what aspects of her character would you emphasise in creating the final performance? In your answer you should refer to three key scenes in which the character appears. Electra is an ancient Greek play by Sophocles. The play opens with Orestes, Electra’s brother, deciding to pretend he is dead in order to take revenge for his father, Agamemnon’s, death. Electra fights with her mother, Clytemnestra, and her mother’s lover, Aegisthus, because she feels betrayed by them as they killed her father.
Travis Tran INDS Conflicts 103 F5 Respond to Electricidad Luis Alfaro’s Electricidad is a brutally adaptation of revenge theme set in gang culture. Based on Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Electra, the play’s setting is about cholo neighborhood and vengeance. The play’s choral comes from three Las Vecinas in the neighborhood at the beginning, which is the introduction of the event and also title of characters. They invite us to the hood, where the gang family lives and the dramatic irony between them. “Electricidad” play is about a young girl, the main title character, who is suffering over the death of her father.
The feeling, however, shifts because she begins to be happy about her husband’s death. She thinks she will be able to enjoy the freedom that she had lost in the marriage. Her hope is then ruined by the subsequent news of Mr. Mallard’s survival. The story describes the change of Mrs. Mallard’s reaction and emotion within a single hour. In the short fiction, Chopin explores her belief that marriage and freedom cannot exist together by using two powerful ironies: situational irony and dramatic irony.
To begin with, Lady Macbeth fulfils the basis for all narrative writing: the complication. Shakespeare is largely recognised for his tragedies; they are mostly based on template of ‘introduction; complication; resolution; conclusion’. It is in this traditional stencil that Lady Macbeth plays her role; the villain of the story and the support of ‘good vs. evil’. This particular idea begins when Lady Macbeth receives her husband’s letter and decides the only way for her to receive ‘what greatness is promised thee’ (Act 1, Scene V, line 12) is to take down whoever stands in Macbeth’s way towards power - murdering King Duncan (Act I, Scene V, lines 38 - 46). From this point one hears Lady Macbeth praying to devilish spirits to take away her femininity with the proclamation of: ‘…Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts!
Antigone, a play written by Sophocles, is one of the most famous tragedies written due to the controversy the ending inspires amongst the audience. A familiar argument that can still be heard in classrooms around the world most likely started when the play was first performed for Sophocles himself. Did Antigone kill herself or did Creon drive her to commit suicide? I believe that through Creon’s superstitions, fears, and character flaws he is responsible for Antigone’s death. Antigone is the continuation of the play Oedipus, in which foretold disaster strikes a king’s family.
Antigone and Leadership This piece will discuss leadership, morality and gender as it relates to power. These issues are set in the ancient Greek city of Thebes in the play Antigone, a tragedy written by Sophocles. First it is necessary to set the stage. Antigone was the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta. Briefly, Oedipus unknowingly killed his father, and married his mother, siring a daughter named Antigone.