He was very much concerned with appearances, which was very apparent throughout the play. The fact that Torvald worried so much about appearances dictated how he acted and shaped his views on issues. Torvald’s idealism consisted of these societal expectations, which skewed his views on many issues. Torvald’s idealism was significant in showing how prejudiced society is and this shaped many events in the play. For example, Torvald was so concerned about what everyone else thought, he only picked “nice” cases as a lawyer as a result he had to work very hard to make ends meet.
Child Narrators The process of writing fiction and short stories allows for much imagination. Authors often write humorous, real-life or even extravagant story lines that take on many varieties and points of view. Often, authors find that using different points of view can add to a plot and sometimes make a story more exciting. Age and gender are arguably the most important characteristics an author has to choose from when picking out a point of view for his or her narrator. These characteristics can influence the opinions and even the interpretations of a reader which is why the author’s decision is vital in how he or she wants the story to be viewed.
Steve Lopez received instruments from fans of Nathaniel’s story. Steve gave a cello to Nathaniel and within minutes Nathaniel tuned the cello and started playing beautiful music. To him playing music was as normal as breathing. In the book, Steve Lopez describes Nathaniel’s love for music, “I’ve never loved anything
The boy is felling a little uncomfortable when he is dancing with his father," the hand that hold my wrist was buttered on one knuckle"(9-10). The boy is trying to enjoy the dancing with his father. At the end the boy is happy because he is enjoying the dancing the line that shows his joy is "then waltz me off to bed / still clinging to your shirt"(15-16). The boy is happy so he do not want to led his father go so he is clinging to his shirt. The author showed us some fear, some uncomforted a lot of mess but at the last paragraph the author shows us what the poems is about .
By the very young age of five, Mozart was able to read and write music. A master of playing the piano and violin, Mozart became a touring musician. Performances at many royal residences in Europe filled his childhood. In 1782, he broke free of performing at the request royals and did performances for whom he wanted, when he wanted. Mozart was a fruitful composer and was recognized as great of his colleagues, Bach, Handel, and Haydn.
Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard were famous for the way in which they depicted the changing of cultures. Both plays act as a sort of social commentary during times of widespread liberation, and use the contortive nature of these seemingly stereotypical characters’ actions to speak about groups of people as a whole. Throughout the course of both plays, this subversion of how different groups of people were typically perceived created a distinct contrast which often shocked and appalled audiences of the time. However, the effects of these plays were felt long after they were presented. Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, written in 1879, is set in late-19th century Norway.
Shakespeare wrote his plays to appeal to Elizabethan audiences. Much of the text is dated or archaic and is initially unknown to the typical student. Yet upon thorough study, the student will gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of Shakespeare's words and the English language. Despite the difficulty that dated text presents, the passions and emotions described by Shakespeare touch the hearts of his readers and audience, students included. Vivid imagery and poetic descriptions are presented effectively and have a great impact on the audience.
Franz was like Mozart in that he was somewhat of a child prodigy. He showed remarkable talent with the piano as well as in sight reading music. Franz had a turning point in his career when at nineteen he came across the great violinist Paganini. Paganini would bedazzle audiences with his abilities on the violin. Franz vowed then, and there to be the pianist version of Paganini.
Perhaps down in his heart, Okonkwo was not a cruel man. But his whole life was dominated by fear… It was not external, but lay deep within himself. It was the fear of himself, lest he should be found to resemble his father. (13) Okonkwo puts on a mask. He shows the unreasonable and irrational side that everyone in his tribe and family can see, but “in his heart, Okonkwo [is] not a cruel man”.
However, his egocentric, conceited attitude is largely due to the treatment he receives from his parents, and a result of puberty. Furthermore, “Maestro” is a bildungsroman. Through his retrospective narration about his younger self, we can see how Paul comes to regret many of his past actions. Thus, while Paul is arrogant and selfish at first, he recognises the error of his ways, and changes. Paul’s self-absorption and selfish demeanour is most apparent in his relationship with Keller.