From the beginning of the play, there is a building of tension amplified by the use of stage direction and music. This continues throughout and culminates in the final scene when the audience feels the sense of loss experienced by all the characters and empathises with Blanche's plight. The first thing one notices when reading Scene 11 is Williams' use of descriptive and metaphorical language to underline the tension between the protagonists, Stanley and Blanche. The description of Blanche's "tragic radiance in her red satin robe" alludes to her loss of innocence at Stanley's hands in Scene 10. In the 1940’s it would have been totally unacceptable to describe rape explicitly.
In an opening full of stirring action that is sure to capture the audience’s attention and designed partly for that purpose, Shakespeare provides all the background information needed to understand the play . In the brawl, he portrays all of the characteristics of the Capulets and Montagues. He further provides excellent characterization of Benvolio as thoughtful and fearful of the law. Tybalt as a hothead, and Romeo as distracted and lovelorn. While showing the deep and long-standing hatred between the Montagues and Capulets.
Act 3 Scene 1 can be described as the plot climax because it is the part of the play with the most dramatic tension. Also, some of the events prior to the scene, lead up to Tybalt wanting to kill Romeo. And the events following Act 3 Scene 1 are causes of the two duels. In act 2 Scene 6, the rising action of the play, Romeo and Juliet are married in secret in Friar’s cell. This brings a serene mood to the course of events and has a positive effect on the audience.
Is he the highly romantic soul we meet in Act 1? Or perhaps his darker side that he is forced to show later on has always been a part of him. I will be considering these possibilities as I explore Shakespeare’s presentation of Romeo. The opening scene of the play begins with a somewhat perverse conversation between two servants of the Capulet household. The two speak in this vulgar way of the Montagues and how they shall “thrust his maids to the wall.” This look into the boy’s conversation shows the large scale of hatred between the two families, leading up to the fight that erupts from simple teasing between the serving men.
A streetcar named desire is a play with elements of tragedy, pathos and suspense as well. Tennessee Williams uses various tones for the plat in the opening scenes. He does it through the characters of Stella, Stanley and especially Blanche. The blue piano playing throughout the play is used to convey the sad moments in Blanche’s life. There are critical moments in the play and it usually occurs when Blanche fell apart.
The play, as one can observe, is definitely support the fact that there where struggles between men and woman at that period. Several clear characteristics in the play emphasize that position and leave no doubts for the reader. One example is when the playwright is introducing the women at the play only in their last names what definitely emphasizing their low class. Another example is the various settings at the play. The playwright chose several settings such as the bedroom, the barn and the kitchen.
How does Miller make this such a dramatic ending to the play? Using many effects in his writing techniques; Miller finishes his play spectacularly with a dramatic ending which keeps the audience on the edge of their seats until the last word. Using dramatic irony he slowly unfolds the truth to each character and critically analysing the ending shows the embedded effects Miller uses to achieve this intense conclusion. One way Miller achieves his intense conclusion is in his rapid change of tone. At the beginning of the passage the tone is confrontational.
Love as a Cause of Violence in Romeo and Juliet In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, love turns into uncontrolled feelings and actions, leading as much to problems as to happiness. But in its extreme passion, the love that Romeo and Juliet experience also appears so beautiful that few would want, or be able, to resists its power. The romantic love between Romeo and Juliet formed from the moment of its inception with death, Tybalt notices that Romeo has crashed the feast and determines to kill him just as Romeo catches a glance of Juliet he instantly falls in love with her. From this point on love seems to push the couple closer to love and hardships, not farther from it. Although Romeo and Juliet is a powerful and passionate romance, that romance is surrounded by violence, hatred, and chaos, and ultimately, that deep, passionate romance causes so much of the violence in Verona.
A key theme throughout is the struggle for power between Richard and the women of the play. The opening soliloquy of Act 1 gives an important insight into the reasons for Richards scathing attitude towards women. Initially the soliloquy seems to be joyful and he appears to be making very positive comments about his brother, King Edward. “Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York” (1.1.1-2) However, it quickly becomes clear that Richard’s comments are heavily sardonic and sarcastic as he criticises his brother. It is obvious from this first soliloquy that Shakespeare has moulded Richard to look almost monstrous and noticeably deformed.
Macbeth: Act 1 Scene 7 Upon thorough analyses of the play Macbeth, the many themes and techniques that play a role in the bloody outcome become apparent. Throughout Act 1, these themes and techniques are made evident. One such technique, key transformations in characters, is of great importance because it contributes to the play’s disastrous end. It is here in Act 1, where we first see Macbeth’s transformation of character; his ambition begins to increasingly influence his character, and he questions his conscience and then chooses to ignore it. Similarly, it is also in Act 1 where we see Lady Macbeth become more and more dominated by her ambition, thus transforming her character.