Various characters throughout the play highlight these differing aspects of Proctor’s personality. Proctor also presents various personality traits as the play progresses, but however at the end he emerges as a strong character who is essentially “good” and who is forgiven and forgives himself for his adultery with Abigail William's. Proctor’s physical description encourages us to see him in a particular way. In the play he is described as, “the kind of man-powerful of body, even-tempered, and not easily led”. Though Proctor is physically strong, it is soon apparent that his weakness comes from his relationship with Abigail.
There is no rhyme pattern that could mean that there is no flow or ease in this relationship. Overall you can see that this poem has significantly open structure. “My Last Duchess” has a very different structure. It does have a rhyming pattern, which has connotations to the idea of rhythmic love and the standard stages through a relationship. It also has iambic pentameter, its rhymed iambic pentameter lines, like its dramatic setup, remind us of Shakespeare’s plays and other Elizabethan drama.
Analysis Essay Just like any tool in a writer’s arsenal, characterization has the power to affect the meaning of any story. As a reader, I know full well the power characterization holds, and more specifically, the power it hold in the story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst. How the writer characterizes the characters in the Scarlet Ibis enforces the meaning of the theme, and what the story communicate. Doodle was portrayed in the story as a tenacious dreamer. He didn’t believe he could walk, he believed what the doctors and his family members said, yet when he was presented with the idea of training to walk, he hesitated, but later persisted.
Lewis, a young and naive graduate who freshly took up the job of being the director for this play of mental patients replies by suggesting, ‘Love is not so important nowadays,’ and Roy questions him if he is ‘from another planet’. Throughout spending time with the mental patients and helping them get the play together, Lewis begins unravelling the stories and views of love from the other patients. For Julie love is about being ‘foolish’ and on the ‘edge’ it is important as it lets us be ourselves and brings happiness. Nowra placed Julie and Roy in the play to persuade Lewis to change his mind and from that we can see that Cosi does not support Lewis’s original view on the importance of love. However some characters such as Doug believe in the concept of ‘free love’ and that having is ‘solitude’ is better than
Rather than taking an entirely neutral person, who exists outside of the plot, or by placing you very firmly inside the main character as a first person perspective, she chooses to make the main character the narrator, however he is looking back over his experience, so he alone knows what will happen at the end, but he also expresses the feelings of the main character perfectly, because that is who he is. For example “It would be easy to look back and believe that all that day I had had a sense of foreboding about my journey to come, that some sixth sense, some telepathic intuition that may lie dormant and submerged in most men, had stirred and become alert in me.” In this quote, the narrator is clearly looking back, and hints at events to come. However he also tells you about himself truthfully, for he admits that he had no knowledge of what was to come, but it would be easy to claim so. “I can remember the minutest detail of that day, for all that nothing untoward had yet happened, and my nerves were steady,” also shows that the narrator knows what will happen, and knows how it will affect the main character, but also on a personal level as it genuinely is his emotion that he feels. Lastly, the narrator reflects upon how he has changed and this adds another layer to the story.
We are reminded again with the ending to remember that Huck is just a simple boy who just wants to go with the flow of whatever life brings. The journey of life itself is half of the fun. The end of the novel brings Huck full circle almost exactly where he started as to stay consistent with the novel. As Huck made it clear he didn't want to be civilized he says the same about Aunt Sally were he, Jim and Tom are at the end of the novel. Aunt Sally is Tom’s Sawyers family where Tom and Huck rescue
For us, George appears to be like a father figure towards Lennie, he attempts to plan all of their everyday communications to try keep life as normal as possible for the both of them. From the start of the novel, we are immediately informed about George being the leader of this relationship; “They had walked in single file down the path, and even in the open one stayed behind the other.” It would seem to us from that the start that George and Lennie are ‘opposites’, Steinbeck does this to specifically play with the reader and the
Our Town Review Our Town by Thorton Wilder focuses mainly on the major points in a person’s life and other things that humans are faced with. Life, love, marriage, death, and eternity are the major themes in Thorton’s play and things that are focused on through the characters’ actions and even through their words. The play is also performed with minimal props, allowing the characters more freedom to move and interact with the characters that are around them. Thorton also thought that the theatre of his time “had something wrong…he began to feel that the theatre was not only inadequate, it was evasive.” This shows in the way his play has no or minimal props throughout the play also puts the focus on the actors and the themes being presented throughout the play, instead of what the actors are doing with the objects that are put in front of them. A few of the major themes deal with everyday
Later in the play, the audience is better able to appreciate the emotion and the catastrophe of Elizabeth’s lie to Danforth. When she tells him proctor is not a liar, because of what the audience knows from earlier scenes. We know that Elizabeth never lies; yet she does her thinking that she will save John, but he has already confessed. This moment comes as a huge shock to the audience and is powerful example of the use of dramatic irony. The symbolism of the crucible, which serves as the play’s title, is integral to the play.
Through the prologue of Goodbye Lemon , Davies wants to convey to his audience that you can bring any character to life through writing. Jack had brought Dexter back to life (as Jack states in the last line of the prologue) although he did not have any memory of him, other than the fateful day Dexter died. Storytelling is vital here because people often twist their memories as they write, because they want to get a point across to their readers. Jack tries to bring back memories of who Dexter could have been by writing different scenarios, thus bending his memories in order to find out something about his brother who he does not remember. That which is demanded by ethics greatly