Bernadette Devlin once said, “To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.” He is saying that to achieve things of great value, it could be essential to sacrifice all other things. Authors often use this theme of loss in their literary works. This statement is supported by the novel, The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and the dramatic play, “Macbeth,” written by William Shakespeare. These two works of literature support the quote through the use of characterization, conflict, and theme. Characterization refers to the techniques a writer uses to develop characters.
Based on my career matches and competencies I am able to see where my strengths lie in the professional world. By organizing what is most important to my goals and values, I can easily decide the direction of my future. Sitting down and laying out the details of my options assists me in making critical decisions. I’ve always generally understood my strengths, but after taking these assessments I can now comprehend them more in depth. I have always enjoyed leading my own teams at school, work, and in the military.
After all this, Macbeth was still skeptical and curious of the predictions they had made, and asked them to explain. Eventually, though, Macbeth talked himself and the audience, showing his budding ambition: “If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me,/ Without my stir.” 5. An aside is a way for a character’s thoughts to be conveyed to the audience apart from the regular dialogue. When Macbeth is speaking aside, the other characters do not hear what he is saying. An aside is different, however, to a monologue or soliloquy, because it is not a speech but rather a brief thought.
In this act, the uses of the word "do" and "done" are a very important literary device. Shakespeare uses these words to differentiate and emphasize the differences between past, present and future, or to emphasize the truth about something. The word "nothing" is also important in the play, as it sparks those who hear it's thoughts about what matters and what does not. When the word "do" is used in the play, it is usually to emphasize a statement and make it seem more true. For example, Macbeth has said, "I do commend you", and "I do fear".
Crystal points out that texting is not the first advancement to have prophecies of doom to language. “Ever since the arrival of printing - thought to be the invention of the devil because it would put false opinions into peoples’ minds - people have been arguing that new technology would have disastrous consequences for language. Scares accompanied the introduction of the telegraph, telephone, and broadcasting” (336). While these were all unfounded they will continue to accompany any new advances. People are instinctively fearful of change in any way, but as time passes all things must change and evolve to survive and become better.
Foreshadowing means to present an indication or suggestion beforehand. Many writers use this technique of writing because it adds so much more meaning to a novel. Shakespeare uses foreshadowing to keep the audience from becoming too upset by the tragic
Jennifer Bethel Mrs. Jay English Honors- 9 Wednesday May 23, 2012 “While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions.” was once stated by Stephen Covey. In other words, one can decide on how to act, but cannot control the result of those actions. This statement is true in several pieces of literature as well. For example, William Shakespeare develops characterizations and uses dramatic irony in the drama Romeo and Juliet to prove this statement true. A second piece that proves this lens to be true is the novel Speak by Laure Halse Anderson who also uses characterization.
The Dramatic Significance of Act 1 in Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare In Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing", he uses a lot of dramatic significances in Act 1 of the text. Shakespeare wrote Much Ado About Nothing in 1598 and was published in 1600. Shakespeare uses themes in the play to draw the audience in, these themes are: love, battle of the sexes, mis noting, deception, entertainment and counterfeiting. All these themes play an important part in the play and signifies dramatic scenes with the characters. In Shakespeare's time, the "Nothing" of the title would have been pronounced "Noting."
How does Shakespeare establish Iago as the antagonist in Act 1 Scene 1? In the first couple of exchanges within the opening dialogue, Shakespeare starts to unveil the scheming character of Iago. He does this by setting the context, beginning with an argument, in fact, the very first words spoken by Iago are “’Sblood, but you’ll not hear me! If I ever did dream of such a matter abhor me.” Here Shakespeare uses strong lexis such as “’Sblood”, a swearword, and “abhor me”, a curse. His language is full of anger and hatred and the audience would quickly catch on to Iago’s bitter character.