Miller does this to create suspense in the audience’s mind and informs us of the tragedy. We know this because in the opening chorus, Alfieri says “watch it run its bloody course” Miller uses these particular words to create more anxiety on how it is a tragedy. By using the word “bloody” Miller creates the suspense of someone’s death or murder and fits in with the notion of a tragic hero. The first act shows us the type of man Eddie is; Miller presents us with the image of a respected man, hard working and loves his family “he worked on the piers when there was work, he brought home his pay, and he lived.”. Miller uses Alfieri to
In the first line of his speech, “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears” (Line 1), he is building a connection with the crowd, letting them know that he is one of them, their friend, and that they are all part of the great country of Rome. His speech is aimed at the hearts and minds of the audience, trying to turn their hatred of this now dead leader upon his murderers, Brutus and the other conspirators. As he goes further into his speech he uses repetition, another form of pathos, to persuade the audience against Brutus, saying this such as, “But Brutus says he was ambitious, And Brutus is an honorable man” (Lines 1415), and, “I thrice presented him a kingly crown, Which he did thrice refuse. Was this ambition?” He is destroying the credibility of Brutus in the minds of the people, thus making all that was said in Brutus’ speech seem untrue, or
This concept of masculine honor exists through every layer of society in Verona, from the servants on up to the noblemen. It animates Samson and Gregory as much as it does Tybalt. It is significant that the fight between the Montagues and Capulets erupts first among the servants. Readers of the play generally focus on the two great noble families, as they should. But do not overlook Shakespeare’s inclusion of servants in the story: the perspectives of servants in Romeo and Juliet are often used to comment on the actions of their masters, and therefore, society.
Macbeth Act 1 Scene 7 *Macbeth opens Act 1 Scene 7 with his soliloquy during the banquet for King Duncan. * He is very anxious about the murder and therefore is portrayed as a loyal character. A line that shows this is, ‘Firstly, I am his kinsman (…and) his host’ * As he is listing reasons why he shouldn’t kill the King as opposed to why he should shows that he is not comfortable with it, so the audience respects him. * This also suggests that if he did commit the murder, he would feel guilty about it. * This is a prime example of situational irony as Macbeth becomes ruthless later in the play.
This informs the audience as it helps them decide whether the play is worth watching from the beginning. 'Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene...' The opening lines of the Prologue are important because they paint a picture for the audience of what could and should be - fairness and dignity. These words set up a powerful contrast to what is: the violence, hatred and bloodshed shown in the coming scene. It will be against this violent backdrop that the pure love of Romeo and Juliet will have to struggle. Also Shakespeare purposely includes all the conflict in the prologue as it will grab he interest the audience.
His presence on the stage makes the audience feel that he is closest to what happens and therefore the most knowledgeable about the drama. “I am inclined to notice the ruins in things…” Furthermore, a chorus figure makes the audience feel pity for the hero, which in this play is Eddie. The audience might not necessarily feel pity for Eddie, but Alfieri definitely changes the audience’s opinion of him. At the beginning of the play Alfieri says, “He was as good a man as he had to be in a life that was hard and even.” This is how Alfieri introduces Eddie to the audience, which could leave them with mixed feelings for him. This remark shows that Alfieri has a good deal of respect for Eddie and yet he feels able to
Alfieri knows the lawyers in Red Hook are seen as unlucky and not generally trusted but now they nod to him which means he is now trusted. Alfieri says, “I am inclined to notice the ruins in things” this is how he views Eddie, who is ruined by his own actions. Alfieri is a reliable narrator because he is a lawyer. Alfieri plays the part as a Greek Chorus this means a single person or a group of people who would be watching the play and then commenting on pasts of the play. It comes from Greece.
One of Alfieri’s main importance is getting the audience involved and playing with their emotions to understand the story. This includes feeling sympathy at some points for the characters and also some rage and anger. Alfieri also gives the feeling that he is retelling the story, because he mostly speaks in the past tense. The community in this play respect Alfieri because he is a lawyer and helps the rest of the characters out. This includes Eddie Carbone (the main character in the play) who went to him for advice.
Othello is domestic tragedy because it invovles the matters and conflicts between a husband and a wife. A Shakespearean tragedy generally involves a male who outstands every other character in the play yet has to go through immense suffering. A domestic tragedy takes place in a personal setting. Iago is the triggering agent that we are talking about in the play. From the very beginning, iago controls the play.
Aristotle, the ancient Greek philosopher claims that a good tragic play must arouse pity from the audience, suggests that the best way to accomplish satisfying a crowd is through the use of dramatic irony. In the plays Oedipus Tyrannous by the Greek playwright Sophocles and Seneca’s Oedipus, we are able to indicate the presence of dramatic irony as it helps develop meaning in the text. Dramatic irony is revealed in a way that allows the reader to be more exposed to the play. Within this setting, we notice the aftermath of the story is conveyed to the reader, whereas the hero is blindly stumbling deeper towards his future of agony. In Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus and Seneca’s Oedipus, dramatic irony is used to demonstrate and emphasize a character's disloyalty, ignorance, and blindness.