He uses social norms and expectations to set the atmosphere of the overall play, yet he utilizes different character to further set up the conflict. While he coats his conflict with paradoxical ideas to create contrasts and it foreshadows the conflict that takes place behind the scene. And lastly, Shakespeare explores conflict in many different elements, such as setting up the prologue and the context. However, his purposes for doing that so is that to bring the continuity of 2 different ideas and to collide them for the sole purpose of creating tension. Additionally, all of this was done to amplify the conflict and to delineate the conflict in the
However, although Chekhov is celebrated for his ability to expose deeper intention within his plays through subtext, I argue that through his descriptive instructions for movement and props, it is the stage directions that truly affect the dynamics of the relationships between the characters in the end. Throughout the play, several characters attempt to win over the hearts of others, and the counteractions they receive play a significant role in the outcome of their relationships. In Act II, Vanya utilizes physicality in his many attempts to express his affections for Yelena, however, her counteractive movements display her disinterest, and ultimately contribute to Vanya’s rising tension. This is evident as Vanya
The Aristotelian element of drama known as spectacle, or what is seen onstage, is important to the development of any play or musical. Spectacle plays an influential and essential role in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. The specific things and actions the audience sees in this play provides them with necessary information to understand the characters, storyline, and many other aspects of the play. There are numerous examples of specific things Ibsen intended for the patrons to observe throughout the course of this show. These are so significant to understanding the work, that a reader of this script can recognize them, even if he or she has never seen a production of A Doll’s House.
Henrik Ibsen’s play “A Doll’s House” is one of the many controversial literary pieces that focuses on character development and psychology in order to explore its intended themes . In fact, when closely analyzing the play, it can be seen that each one of the main characters reaches a turning point - experiences an awakening - that causes a shift in their train of thoughts and course of actions, and reflects one of the underlying themes of the overall work, the theme of women’s role in society. For example, even the relatively minor characters, such as Dr. Rank, Mrs. Linde, and Mr. Krogstad, undergo a personality change, as they respectively declare their love, suggest the idea of a moderately “beneficial” marriage, and have a sudden change of heart. The way Henrik Ibsen generally depicts these transformations in his plays (such as indeed “A Doll’s House” or “Hedda Gabler”), the way they are perceived by the 19th century society, is significantly abrupt and is thus the reason why they can be referred to as “awakenings” - even though it is known that the literal process of awakening itself can also be rather constant . Therefore, when exploring the topic of “Whose awakening is stronger in Henrik Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’?”, one needs to keep in mind that these identity shifts are not necessarily brusque and further define his/her own understanding of the term “stronger”.
Williams undisputedly tries to make use of the concept of lies to tell this story. He even goes to the extent of writing: Mendacity is a system that we live in. It is through the use of theatre that Williams exposes societal truths. His shrewd way of writing compels audiences and makes them consider their own circumstances as well as that of the characters before them. Readers can learn from the characters in the play and can grow from their circumstances so that they may become greater people in their
The first act of Othello is a microcosm of sorts for the entire play. In the first act, the reader sees Iago infect two characters with his evil methods, which are reflections of Iagos’ maneuvers in the subsequent Acts of the play, those Acts which progress according to Iago’s actions. In Shakespeare’s Othello, the characters’ strong and symbolic diction is an essential element in the progression of the events of the play. In considering the character of Iago with respect to his diction, the reader recognizes literary patterns which allow for a more profound insight into the text. Although these patterns should be viewed in light of the aggregate of the work, it is in Act 2 that the greatest amount of Iago’s metaphorical speech of disease and infection is found, wherein begins to craft his fatal web.
The crisis of identity is a very significant turning point in the development in this play. It effectively creates sympathy in the audience through the change in character’s speech style and the act of an “other” in the play conforming to what society demands of him. The first character I would like to bring up is our protagonist, Othello. Being the main protagonist, which most of the play revolves around, a lot of attention is given to him by the audience which makes the crisis of his identity the most significant. Firstly, Shakespeare presents the crisis through the change in speech style, mostly significant in Othello before and after he gets manipulated by Othello.
The story of Romeo and Juliet is a romantic-tragedy literary piece written by William Shakespeare. Summarily, the story behind Romeo and Juliet is about conflicts between two rival families and facing challenges that forbid their love to one another. In the stage play itself, I may say that the entire plot and setting is based from the modernized life style and culture that we have nowadays in our society. It reflects to us Filipinos in such away it influences us to accept things in a new perspective ways like our gestures, mannerism, beliefs, opinions, faith, and many more. One thing that I noticed most in the play that really reflects our cultural setting nowadays, is being liberated and open minded in different aspects in life.
My Writing Process Characterization is the craft element that gives my work the most impact. Characterization helps me convey information about my characters. It clearly portrays the behavior of each character either through their actions or speech. Description of the characters’ appearance and explaining their mannerism helps me built my plot. Through characterization my audience is able to know the characters and understand their impact in the development of the plot.
The goal of theatres is not only to present literature in a dramatic way, but also to explore and express ideas, concerns, doubts, hopes of human. In a word, theatre is a reflection of the real life, a reflection of the society. Especially in Shakespeare’s time, the popularity of theatre reflected the society was under transformation at that time so people need to rely on the theatre to satisfy their psychological need. The urgent need of this comical play was also a reflection that showed the society was in need to be satirized at that time. Because the social conduct lose its balance.