The use of slapstick by Wilde produces a contrived and absurd plotline that is in every way unrealistic. The lack of morality in the characters defines how undeveloped they are. For example, Algernon uses the aphorism, "The only way to behave to a woman is to make love to her if she is pretty, and to someone else if she is plain" highlighting his ignorance and casual selfishness. Each one of the characters is in some way lacking either true morality or even awareness of reality. Gwendolyn in particular is fond and proud of her education yet in the end she easily forgives Jack for lying to her throughout the play underlying a sense of stupidity.
‘Is Così more about love than madness?’ Sarah Smith Louis Nowra’s play Cosi focuses deeply on the madness of each character, what makes them mad, how they are truly insane, but throughout this play we unfold a side to each of them that shows the audience how much love is incorporated in their lives. It may not be the typical type of love as in love for another person, but it just may be the love they have to something they care about in Roy’s case the theatre and performing, In Cherry’s case it was love at first sight between her a Lewis and for some it is definitely the love that each shares with another person. Cosi is beyond doubt about more than love than madness. Roy seems to be the over the top, dramatic, mad man that he is. But through madness
The reader now thinks that Curley’s wife was misunderstood, lonely and didn’t deserve the abusive comments she received. Candy then says ‘you ain’t wanted here’ making the reader feel more apologetic towards her. Despite this she calls them ‘a bunch of bindle stiffs’ and claims that she is only there because ‘they ain’t nobody else’. She then turned on crooks ‘in scorn “listen nigger”’ this is very cruel and spiteful but maybe she was only retaliating. She also tries to ally with them when she says ‘I’d like to bust him myself’, she is referring to Curley and says how she also hates him too.
In the play, Gwendolen sets the image for a typical Victorian woman, along with her mother, Lady Bracknell. She has her personal values and ideals, and exhibits self- confidence. This can be proven by some of her lines in Act 1, like her first line “I am always right!” or “In fact, I am never wrong.” However, sometimes her over-confidence makes her look foolish. When she meets Cecily for the first time, she declares that they were going to be “great friends” and she has “likes her more than she can say”. Then when she suspects that Cecily is going to steal her fiancé, Gwendolen immediately switches her tone to saying that she “distrusted” Cecily from the first moment she saw her and that her “first impressions of people are invariably right”.
The men are supposed to be sick with love, vehement about it, and so sweet a woman would have to accept his advances. The woman’s role is very much a broad, sweeping statement. This allows for the notion that women are property to be claimed to run as the undercurrent to the courtly love system. This is evident in the way that Arcite and Palamon, Theseus, and even the Gods force Emelye into a marriage she wants no part in. The Knight tries his best to maintain a noble and romantic air to his story but the tale itself contradicts that.
‘Men were deceivers ever.’ To what extent can it be argued that Shakespeare’s presentation of men’s attitudes to women in ‘Much Ado about Nothing’ allows for comedy? In Much Ado about Nothing, it can be equally argued that men’s attitudes towards women are actually used for comedy purposes, and it can be argued that their attitudes aren’t. For this argument, the relationship between Beatrice and Benedick at the start of the play can be seen as comical to the audience, as they both claim to dislike each other and take pleasure in making rude remarks to one another. On the other hand, the relationship between Hero and Claudio could be seen as quite dark to the audience, as there are accusations and trust issues between the two. The quote ‘men were deceivers ever’ comes from Act 2 Scene 3 of the play, from the song that Balthasar sings.
Paper # 2 English 206 This paper will discuss the character of Daisy Miller and Lilly Bart and their place as women in society, and how they did not conform to the normal role of women in their eras. Both “Daisy Miller” and “ House of Mirth” reflect similar approaches; each story has a male character that is intrigued by a powerful, engaging, beautiful woman. Both stories also have a similar plot lined up for their female characters; focusing on women having a certain place in society and having them stray from these norms, eventually leading to their downfall. Both Lily and daisy are extreme flirts, who know how to seduce men. They are not your typical 19th century gals, but not fitting in with the “expected” norms doesn’t seem to affect their ability to attract men.
When Connie’s mother would reprimand and tell her, “Stop gawking at yourself, who are you? You think you’re so pretty” (Oates 563). Connie would feel as if her mother was jealous of her. In Zlatan Krizan, and Omesh Johar’s article “Envy Divides the Two Faces of Narcissism.” The writers assert, “Envy has long been considered a central feature of narcissistic personalities” (1415). Connie was living a double life where she would act and dress differently around her family and the people she wanted to paint a good image for but when she was out with her friends and they’d go to the mall
His comment comes across as sarcastic as he is mindful, and perhaps jealous, of the fact that his lover’s father wishes her to marry another man - Demetrius. This therefore makes the play a dramatic comedy as although the sarcasm may be amusing; the multiple love obstacles the characters must overcome make it dramatic. Next, Lysander’s insults accentuate the genre of the play, ‘upon this spotted and inconstant
The play The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde is full of irony. John (Jack) Worthing and Algernon (Algy) Moncrieff, the protagonists in the play, get themselves into a complex situation called Bunburyism. Jack and Algy pretend to be someone that they are not to escape their daily lives. They are dishonest to the women they admire and ultimately the truth is uncovered. Irony is first observed when Algernon (Algy) Moncrieff accuses the protagonist, John Worthing, of being a “bunburyist” (Act I).