Of course MAAN follows Shakespeare’s traditional comedy structure but modern critics have their own agenda that a comedy, being such a complex genre, should conform to. Since the time of the ancient Greeks critics have struggled to define it, Plato described it as a series of events you would ‘blush to practice yourself’. Susan Snyder who writes for the Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare Company, states that - ‘Comedy involves men of middling estate, its perils are small scale, its outcomes peaceful’. This is an excellent summary for the majority of Shakespeare’s plays; however it is not necessarily accurate in relation to MAAN. It is true to say that a comedy involves ‘men of a middling estate’, in MAAN the protagonists share the company of the Prince Don Pedro, and are socially superior to the watchmen such as Dogberry and Verges.
Obama’s speech followed the death of Osama bin Laden who was too, a very controversial leader. Both texts when analysed and compared show how composers can manipulate perspectives and convey only representations, no certainties. Julius Caesar is Shakespeare’s response to the attitudes of his time. By his observation of the situation, he, using his play comments on aspects of his society, offering his personal view of the situation. The personality, Julius Caesar is explored through the two conflicting perspectives of Marc Antony and Brutus, specifically on the occasion of the speeches that are given by both, following Caesars assassination.
Being the only example with complete surviving works he is therefore taken as representative of Old Attic Comedy. A running theme within his writing is the political satire of current events, such as the Peloponnesian war which heavily influenced his plays such as The Wasps and Lysistrata. Now, almost considered to be literary relics, the works of Aristophanes along with other famous classical writers are held as an opportunity to learn more about the ancient world. However, his plays are not just examples of timeless literature, as it may be perceived today, but vital components of entertainment in ordinary Athenian life during the Peloponnesian war. Theatre in Aristophanes’ time was very different to what an audience would experience in the twenty-first century and this was characterised not only by the nature of the writing and the performance but also the physical
This paper is the analysis of the humoristic and somewhat political video “Epic Rap Battles of History - Mitt Romney vs Barack Obama”. In this video we have several metaphors and expressions that have a link to other texts and/or events. My aim is to unveil those connections and why the writers chose these lyrics and not some other. The battle starts with an incredibly stilted speech, as expected from two major and expert politicians. However, later on, this stilted speech and the battle itself dissolves into childish bickering.
We see in addition to this that meaning is not only lost but changed, such as how we view the characters and the impact of their actions due to the variations in the Prologue. Through the loss of informative signs, and overstressed allegories between characters – rather than circumstances – the focal point of the play is also transformed. This results in the film focusing more on Hitler himself, rather than his rise and thus changes the meaning of the play. Technology does however enable Gold to emphasis certain Brechtian tactics in ways the theatre could never have done, adding to and appropriately emphasising this meaning. Brecht consistently uses comedy throughout his play to make a darker point.
Insight on Hip Hop and Classic Rock LaToya Annette Jones COM 170 September 7, 2013 Daniel Compton Insight on Hip Hop and Classic Rock “Where words fail, music speaks.”-Hans Christian Anderson This quote by Hans Christian Anderson speaks volume. It sums music up as a whole. These two music genres shed light in areas for the young and old. A lot can relate to the experiences artist speak about. When people can’t use their own words, music says it all.
To where the first part reads “Are you going to let your emotional life be run by Time Magazine?” comes off as a bad thing and yet he is obsessed with it and can’t help but read it himself is condescending and hypocritical. Profanity in a poem can have many different affects on the read. For instance it can put more emphasis on what the writer is trying to express. Profanity can also make a certain situation feel lighter and more humorous versus serious, or in some circumstances it can offend certain readers if read by the wrong audience. Allen Ginsberg is able to use profanity
Major Writing Assignment: Tupac and Hip-hop Every musical generation has had its pioneers that have left an impact on the genre and all its constituents. For hip-hop, there have been a couple of pioneers, but one that will never be forgotten is Tupac. Tupac’s ideologies and the way he incorporated these ideologies into his music became the voice of, not only the black or poor community, but also to those who had goals of changing the world. His music stood out from the rest because of its controversial subjects, Tupac’s straight-forward attitude, and the realness of his rhymes. Tupac addressed the street’s problems in his rhymes and was a voice for the ghetto.
The themes of ‘Macbeth’ revolve around supernatural, difference between kingship and tyranny, corrupting nature of unstrained ambition, enchantment, and witchery. This playwright reflects on the era of the 16th century, where religion, witchcraft and superstition were taken very seriously. Shakespeare makes the playwright ‘Macbeth’ appealing to the audience by his use of energetic words and his powerful script. Throughout the whole play, but especially in act 3 scene 4 the different way Shakespeare presents Macbeth and Lady Macbeth can be seen. At the beginning of ‘Macbeth’, with our first confrontation of Macbeth we get an image of a courageous, brave, respected and a very loyal noblemen of King Duncan, the letter that Macbeth wrote to Lady Macbeth also tells us that he had a great deal of love and fidelity .
The application and reflection of Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theories in Hamlet’s character can be found in his works easily. It would be fair to mention that the character of Hamlet in Shakespeare’s play is a literary reflection of the Oedipus complex. Due to the reason that he lacks of ability to overcome Oedipus complex in himself, hence Hamlet fails to fulfill his mission and faces the tragic downfall in the end. Not only that, Freud’s psychoanalytic theories on Id, Ego and Super-Ego also can be applied on Hamlet’s character. According to it, the Id is the set of uncoordinated instinctual trends; the Ego is the organized, realistic part; and the Super-ego plays the critical and moralizing role.