The romantic love of Romeo and Juliet has become very popular and is the ideal example of star-crossed lovers. The love of family honor is what keeps these lovers apart: the feud between the Capulets and Montagues. The purpose of this essay is to provide examples of these two types of love, which will then be compared and contrasted. People should understand Romeo and Juliet, and further study its themes to build up a successful literature pathway. Romantic love is the most basic type, where two people have a mutual connection of love towards each other.
Jared Gnyp SPBHS 5-27-12 ELA 1. Dramatic Irony- occurs when the audience or the reader knows something that a character in a play or story does not know. 2. The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet has dramatic irony through out the whole play. Some of them were hard to point out but some were easy.
Curley’s wife is portrayed as being a whore – but this is only due to the way she dresses, her provocative ways and the way she acts around men, as if she is aware of her femininity. This could suggest that she is only like this because she is bored, like it is something to do – something interesting for a change. She is constantly trying to get people to notice her. But, because of Lennie’s purity and innocence, he doesn’t see her in the way other men do – a sexual object. When Steinbeck quotes “And because she had confided in him, she moved closer to Lennie and sat beside him”, it is clear to the audience that Curley’s Wife is using her sexuality as an object to create some sort of excitement for herself.
Do you agree that Shakespeare presents Beatrice and Katherina as “offending against society’s expectations about women”? The idea that both Beatrice and Katherina offend against society’s expectations of women in the plays Much Ado About Nothing and The Taming of the Shrew is open to personal interpretation. We must take into account which society it is we are suggesting they are offending against, if we are judging it on Shakespearean society’s expectations we could, in theory, agree with the statement, due to the fact that at that time, women were largely expected to be submissive, quiet and respectful to the superior sex, males. However, it would not be correct to say that Beatrice and Katherina offend against modern day expectations of women. Further to this, it would also depend on at which point in the play we are making our judgement.
"Wilde exploits the conventions of comedy merely for sensational effects. He fails to present a critical view of society" Explore your different responses to this view. The Importance of Earnest is a play by Oscar Wilde, instructed to have "no real interest" and be "light comedy for serious people". This defines the notion that Wilde's purpose was to simply make his audience react. It is suggested by this then that the play holds no deeper meaning or message of morality; it is simply designed to fulfill a purpose through usage of traditional comedic techniques.
Ophelia's madness can also be attributed to the fact that she trusts Hamlet and falls in love with him, only to have that love unreturned. She believes early on that " he hath importuned [her] with love, in honorable fashion," and that his love is not out of madness. However, later in Act III, she realizes that his love may have been due to
One such joke has to do with bodily functions. Even if you don’t want to laugh at these jokes, which I usually try not to, I still find myself giggling at them. Another thing that could be considered distasteful can be jokes about the genders. I notice that as a woman, there are many gender stereotypes. Those types of jokes can be funny even if they are a little offensive as a woman.
Mercutio, the hot-headed best friend of Romeo, adds wit and humor to the play Romeo and Juliet and was included in the play to make the audience laugh and also to keep them on the edge of their seats with suspense. Mercutio, in his humorous nature, loved to tease Romeo about his lovesickness; he calls Romeo a
However, Shakespeare presents Benedick’s change in a more positive and light-hearted manner, whilst Macbeth’s change revolves around negativity and wrong-doing as the approach to each individual genre is different, where comedies are humorous and happy, whilst tragedies are gloomy and grief-stricken. INTRO: The opening scene of the play, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, is significant as Shakespeare introduces the genre of the play as a romantic comedy through the comic names given to Benedick and Beatrice by each other. Beatrice nicknames Benedick as “Signor Mountanto”, which uses sexual innuendo expressing their love hate relationship, created by the definition of the word ‘montanto’ (technical term for an upward thrust in fencing). This insulting, but hilarious comment would have only been understood by the Shakespearean audience. Opposing this, Benedick personifies disdain in the form of Beatrice, by calling her “Lady Disdain”, suggesting that she is in fact, the epitome of disdain or contempt.
Comedy changes the original order. Comedy sublits subverts authority by changing into the opposite way. 12. Why is the Divine Comedy a comedy? It is a comedy because it demonstrates lower acts by lower actions which that is a comic character, The divine comedy was meant as a warning of committing a sin and not repeting.