William Shakespeare and Reginald Rose both use dramatic techniques to make the audience question the world they live in. They achieve this with how they change things like setting and tone which can be a massive eye opener to viewers (about the world we live in today) as the two plays reveal things like racism, justice and sexism. Both plays challenge audiences views on racism. Racism is a key part in both plays showing different societies and peoples (as individuals) views about other race, background and religion. Viewers watching this can see this seemingly made obvious feature of the play may then be able to see something similar happening in real life or relate to it.
Individuals routinely filter their responses and reactions to conflict on the basis of their values, cultural beliefs, personal experiences and other variables. Both texts display the key themes of: racism, physical violence and emotional. These themes contribute to the central conflict and as a result show the overall escalation throughout the texts. Inevitably the individual responses of the characters determine the nature of the conflict and what the consequences will be. Emotions play a role in how individuals make sense of their, power, social standing and relationships.
So many times a person is judged because of the race or ethnicity they belong to. An example of this would be the recent situation in Ferguson Missouri and New York We all have a tendency to stereotype a person because they are different a different color, come from a different area, and because they may believe in different practices than we do. Jury Nullification is a process that allows jurors to acquit an individual, even when they are technically guilty, based on evidence and testimony. What the jury is suggesting or believes, is that the law in general is unfair. The jury will sympathize with the defendant, because they believe that they were treated or charged because of race.
I choose these because they all revolve around a similar idea: Racism. Although these films obviously contained physical conflict, it is the internal and external conflict that Lee is attempting to display. Whether this is the conflict of morals seen in School Daze or the struggle to retain sanity in She’s Gotta Have It, Spike Lee is suggesting to society that racism is destructive, both physically and more importantly, emotionally. Here is a graph showing from which aspect I choose the films. As you can see, most come under this aspect.
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
Final Paper Men vs. Women in "The Homecoming" by Harold Pinter and "Oleanna" by David Mamet The Homecoming and Oleanna are powerfully moving dramas that act like mirrors, thus portraying both situations and characters that are significantly relevant to contemporary society. They both, for example, address issues that are current and related within today's society, while performing such difficulties within settings that are familiar to the majority of people. As such, the plays become personal, reflecting many of the problems that face both men and women in the modern world, while also portraying the way in which every person is influenced by the order of a society that is deeply set into concepts that are primarily male. The decade in which the story was written and first staged is important to its interpretation. The 1960s was a time in which women's liberations was a prominent movement.
He was very much concerned with appearances, which was very apparent throughout the play. The fact that Torvald worried so much about appearances dictated how he acted and shaped his views on issues. Torvald’s idealism consisted of these societal expectations, which skewed his views on many issues. Torvald’s idealism was significant in showing how prejudiced society is and this shaped many events in the play. For example, Torvald was so concerned about what everyone else thought, he only picked “nice” cases as a lawyer as a result he had to work very hard to make ends meet.
Whether you discriminate against someone based on the way they dress, the size of their body, the type of vehicle they have, or the amount of money it their wallet. There is great regard to changing the behavior. Thoreau was passionate about anti-slavery and even composed anti- government essays in the 1840’s. Thoreau use his journals and writings to document important events in his life and they community he resided in. All stereotypes have roots in racism and have become so widely used to define different classes of people that we now find humor in them.
History has shown that conflict begins as a result of individuals, groups and even nation’s desires to their needs, beliefs and interests. In times of conflict, the relationships between one another can lead to potential possibilities. The tension created by the Cold Vietnam War against the North and the South on December 1956 to the fall of Saigon on 30th April 1975, has created many complications. Vietnam was a country overrun by ruthless northern dictators to change the country into a land ruled by communism in which contrasted the ideas of the South. Families, relatives and friends have lost their home and the effect of this conflict has in turn permanently scared the minds of the innocence.
Discrimination The existence of discrimination has and always will be a prevalent topic in our society. The protagonists in the stories “The Handicapped” by Randolph Bourne, “The Ethics of Living Jim Crow” by Richard Wright and “How It Feels to Be Colored Me” by Zora Neale Hurston are all victims of some form of discrimination. There are many reasons that an individual might experience bias. Discrimination can be based on one’s race, religious affiliation, appearance or sexual orientation. In the essays “Ethics of Living Jim Crow” and “How It Feels to Be Colored Me” both of the main characters are discriminated against because of their race.