A fully developed professional theatre that emerged in England in the 1580s had a “profound effect on the ways the gendered body was staged” (Michael Billing, 16). Early modern constructions of the gendered body were “viewed as along a continuum” moving in one direction or the other (Will Fisher, 6). This idea can suggest the performativity of gender rather than its ontological core on the early modern stage. Shakespeare’s comedies may suggest that masculinity on the stage is like “a suit of clothes” that could be put on or taken off at will (Bruce R. Smith, 3). While dramatists of this period question the validity of female stereotypes .
As the wise philosopher Albert Camus once said: “The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding” ("Albert Camus."). In the captivating short story Where Are You Going, Where Are you Been? Joyce Carol Oates is trying to show the readers that beauty and vanity can be sometimes harmful. Bored and tired of being ordinary, and still being treated as a child, the main character engaged in a rebellion that think will make her look older, more like an adult. The author also shows the readers how Connie’s obsession with her beauty, her dreaminess and carelessness of the world made her more ignorant and lack awareness.
In the vignette, “Red Clowns,” Sandra Cisneros uses stylistic elements like First person point of view and repetition to create a tragic effect. One example that shows the author using the element of first person point of view to develop tragedy is, “ I waited so long. I waited by the red clowns, just like you said... you never came for me. ”(Pages 99 and 100) We can tell his quote is in first person point of view because it uses words like “I” and “me”, so it shows the reader what the main character is feeling and thinking, and the reader cannot see the angles of what is going on in the scene.
Expressing life as a figure that “creeps in this petty pace”, Macbeth vocally suggests that life is too easy to get a grasp on. However, the word usage of “creeps” as if life is a person, an example of personification. Furthermore, Shakespeare shifts the tone from clinical to expectant for Macbeth’s attitude on life. “And all our yesterdays have lighted fools/ The way to dusty death.
Aristotle considers a flaw is a weakness in human mind when mistakes and errors in plot or direction caused actions to change in a tragic manner as described in the tragedies of Oedipus and Antigon. In fact, Lear is the victim of this flaw that he can physically see, but he is blind in the sense that he lacks insight and understanding which contribute to his decision against his innocent daughter Cordelia.
Today, we are living in a very complex social environment. In today’s society, people are stereotyped in many different ways depending which category an individual is located in. Haven’t you been stereotyped at some point in your life? Or you may have stereotyped someone without even noticing it. Stereotyping is actually more serious than we thought and it is becoming a major problem in our society today.
These epithets that are a vital component of Homer’s genius do not translate to this modern adaptation. When Telemachus is tasked with interacting with the suitors in Zimerman’s play his awkwardness and naivete is highlighted as the suitors demean him with
Relevance of Act 2 in Waiting for Godot Waiting for Godot is an absurdist play written by Samuel Beckett. The play seems to refuse any attempt to impose meaning systematically. The author would have us believe that time is meaningless, that repetition rules all, that inertia is manifest and human life is pointless. This idea that human life lacks meaning and purpose and that humans live in an indifferent universe is often associated with Existentialist writers like Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre who, unlike Beckett, brought to life their dark ideas in traditional linear novels and plays with round rather than flat characters. Critics argue that Beckett’s non-traditional play, a classic example of what has come to be known as the Theatre of the Absurd, more fully clarifies the era’s bleak existentialist vision.
Scott Fitzgerald. Unreliable circumstances molds an untrustworthy and dishonest narrator, a variation from the book to the movie to create a more dramatic scene, changes how the audience feels about Daisy and Gatsby’s relationship. A small rewrite by director Baz Luhrmann creates a happy ending that was never originally envisioned affects the mood of the audiences. By comparing and contrasting three very important scenes to the development of the plot, it is clear to see how the changes made by director Baz Luhrmann did not give the outstanding representation that The Great Gatsby
Barry Lewis states that “The postmodernist writer distrusts the wholeness and completion associated with traditional stories, and prefers to deal with other ways of structuring narrative.” (Stuart Sim (ed.) 2001: 127). In this essay, I shall attempt to show how the ‘wholeness and completion’ of the conventional Victorian novel is disrupted over the narrative of Fowles’s The French Lieutenant’s Woman by drawing a number of examples out of the numerous that can be traced in the novel. The first distinct element that the reader notices in the narrative is the use of quotation references preceding the beginning of each chapter.
The Ghost of Christmas Future changes Ebenezer Scrooge way of seeing things, fear and perspective made regret rise in Scrooge’s mind; Regret can be a slap in the face when it comes to thinking that phrase “If only…” , but after reflecting this amazing story, you come to understand that, that annoying phrase could be replaced with the actions you do to resolve what you have done. Even though regretting is not the most satisfying feeling, people will always learn something from it, after all that journey of regrets is worth it.
“He suggested that the problem was not mine alone, that it seemed to afflict a great many people, prominent among them writers, artists and thinkers…” (Birkerts 164). I find this statement to be somewhat false. Although many artist focus more on just creating art and nothing else, Gen Y has been to prove this wrong. More of them have molded their passion for art and politics into a way of "doing" politics.
If we were to remove Friar Lawrence there would be a happy ending, because Romeo would have got cheated on and then he’d move on to a different girl. The tragedies that happened in Romeo and Juliet are truly dark and depressing. Friar Lawrence is to blame for these events. He tried to change the feelings of people even though he was no professional who knew how the brain worked.
Advances in technology, psychology and neurology mean that advertising is more subtle, insidious and powerful than ever. That’s why in recent years there has been a call from the public to enforce stricter regulations on advertising. Currently advertising is regulated voluntarily, not statutorily, and this has to change. There are various techniques employed by advertising agencies that are not exactly beneficial to the societal good. Matter of fact, they are down right immoral.