Tragedy is said to be further represented in Shakespeare’s use of opposites or antithesis. Suggested in Romeo’s oxymoronic prophetic- “Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love. Why then, O brawling Love! O loving hate” (I i.162-164) Along with omnipresent motifs of light and darkness, youth and age. Overall this scene of opposites is set within context of the lovers that are opposites in family caught in a feud that ultimately leads to tragedy.
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, William Shakespeare demonstrates the build of guilt and remorse that Macbeth and his Queen begin to develop, consequently aids and foreshadows their demise. Shakespeare uses a wide variety of imagery to emphasize how guilt affects Macbeth’s life. Also, throughout the play, multiple pieces of evidence are displayed to prove how Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both change drastically from the beginning to the end of this piece. Finally, towards the end of the play, Macbeth finally comes to terms with himself and his devious actions, thus restoring his old mentality. Guilt is a factor of human nature and touches just about everyone at some point.
Thus it is shown that guilt can cause one to lose there inner conscience. Guilt in this play led Macbeth to live a life full of sorrow and regrets. It causes people around to suffer as well from guilt, as it can accumulate to the extent of death. Therefore Shakespeare has definitely demonstrated a success through Macbeth to demonstrate the true meaning of the causes of
(C) Delete “Many”. (D) Change the period to a comma, add “and,” and combine sentences 1 and 2. (E) Change “him” to "Marlowe". 38. (1) Christopher Marlowe was a well-known and respected playwright during the time of William Shakespeare.
It was fate that brought these two opposite people together. Two people from two big prominent families who hate one another for some ancient and unknown reason were brought together by fate, but also by irony. Shakespeare could have told an easy love story, but it had to be one with an extreme paradox – love through hatred. Fate, dramatic irony and the visions that he kept giving to his audience, all showed that the two opposites were destined for each other no matter what the practical approach might have been. Juliet says “My only love sprung from my only hate” (1.5.52).
For example, ‘Nought man could do, have I left undone:’ this leaves the reader asking what has he done? However, the title, ‘The Patriot’, is written in third person, this suggests that it generic, that its about all patriots. The subtitle, ‘AN OLD STORY’, gives you the impression that it is a recounting of the story and that the event has happened over and over again, possibly to different patriots, and it tries to warn you. In Browning’s poem, he uses Language to create a absorbing narrative. He uses archaic words to suggest the time that the poem was set in, however, we can’t exactly pin point the time.
3. Shakespeare effectively uses a powerful literary device, Pathetic Fallacy, in the play, Macbeth. Discuss how this device is used in Act II. 4. Choose ONE of the following quotations and identify the speaker, audience, context, and significance: Act Three In Shakespearean tragedies, Act III is extremely significant as the plot builds up to its climax, and the fall of the tragic hero begins.
There is also the essay by Jeffrie G. Murphy’s “Jealousy, Shame, and the Rival” which discusses the jealousy that was expressed between each character and how it led to the outcome of the tragedy as exposed through tragic flaws. Each of these three essays discusses different aspects of the play to provide an overall greater understanding of the actions that led up to the resolution. In the essay by A.C Bradley, he discusses Othello and justifications to his actions. Bradley notes in Act 1 “Now, by heaven, My blood begins my safer guides to rule, And passion, having my best judgment collied, Assays to lead the way” how Othello chose to find explanation between Cassio and Montano. Although, based on the diction and tone that was chosen it also shows the self-control Othello used in order to remain calm and retrieve the information that was important for him to
William Carlos Williams makes great use of several elements in the presentation of the poem. Some of these elements are language, form and content. First of all I was greatly attracted to the aspect of content. The author chose to narrow down to old age as the essential content of the poem. Actually it activated me as I read through the poem.
Dramatic irony is a literary technique when the reader and/or other characters know something that other characters do not. In Romeo and Juliet, a play by William Shakespeare, there are many instances of dramatic irony, which enhance the plot of the play. In the prologue of Act I of Romeo and Juliet, much foreshadowing is given to the reader. In lines 5-6 (p.321), “From forth the fatal loins of these two foes a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life”, the chorus tells the audience the Romeo and Juliet will eventually die. Lines 9-10, “The fearful passage of their death-marked love, and the continuance of their parents’ rage” further describe the lovers’ death by saying that it will be caused by their families.