In Victorian times where the intricate rules of society were vital and being respectable and appropriate were most important, people seemed to do the contrary to what one would expect. This way of life is what Oscar Wilde detested about the people of his time which drove him to write the plays he did. He turned the despicable ways of society into comedic stories for the entertainment and to ridicule the Victorian era. The disfunction and shallow nature of the Victorian era people’s give the Importance of Being Earnest a clever comedic edge by emphasizing the misfortunes of the characters. Oscar Wilde detested the way in which people lived and the rules one had to follow in order to represent their class properly or to not embarrass themselves.
Lear becomes a vagrant wanderer while his Fool attains knowledge and competence. ‘I am better than thou art now; I am a Fool, thou art nothing’ (1.iv.53). He continuously relishes in his mocking of society, of the disjointed positions and the social shuffling of the cards of class. The Fool essentially subverts the hierarchy found in King Lear making all social structures egalitarian. This unruly clash is the undertone for Lear’s conflict between him and his two
Of all the emotions humans show, jealousy is one of the most common and unsettling, and it tends to bring out the worst in us. Jealousy is seen in all cultures regardless of gender; it is only different depending on a person’s degree of jealousy. In a gentle way, jealousy makes us dislike the person who is more successful in the area that we failed. When the degree has increased, dislike will turn into unreasonable angriness and disgrace, which leads to irrational hatred. William Shakespeare’s Othello was written around 1601-1603, and was first performed in 1604 by the King’s Men.
The note gives Malvolio particular directions to win Olivia's adoration, and is loaded with things that are abnormal for Malvolio. He wears crazy garments and acts like somebody that he isn't, all in the expectations that Olivia will go gaga for him. His activities rather have the contrary impact, since she is worried by his activities and has him treated like he's crazy. The group of onlookers comprehends what's up, and each one of Malvolio's stumbles is more amusing than the last, consequently likewise adding to the comedic component of the play. The utilization of sensational incongruity in this way makes one of the significant focal topics of the play, the silliness of the human beings.
The motif of light vs. dark in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is developed by the actions of the characters and impulsivity to convey how light if misued can turn to darkness. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is a play that stars two characters named Romeo and Juliet, their families (The Montagues and Capulets) stuck in a deep ancient feud, meet at a party and instantly fall in love. Their impulsivity caused them to make several bad decisions (getting married, having sex, etc. ), these decisions ultimately led to their death. There are plenty instances of contrast in language in the play.
The letter was not nice, but full of charge”(Pg 83) through the text Friar laurence blames fate for Friar John not being able to deliver the letter to Romeo. This signifies that Friar Laurence means that the fate was a sign of bad luck, and it refers back to the prologue that Romeo and Juliet's love was fated to end badly from the beginning. It is presented like fate has been working throughout all of the play, sometimes in the knowledge of the characters, but other times it has been more hidden. Through this quote shakespeare implies that fate does not always have to be
In one of the scenes Tybalt threatens Benvolio with distracting words. For example Tybalts says “ what, drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word. As I hate hell, all Montague’s, and thee. Have at thee, coward.” He also shows his weakness or dangerous ways in Act 1, scene 5 when he see’s Romeo at the Capulet’s party.
Concluding, Romeo wasn’t sure about what the right decision was so he just did whatever the first thing that came to mind, thus proving how he was impulsive. In the play, Romeo says, “You’re this poor and wretched and still afraid to die? Your cheeks are thin because of hunger. I can see in your eyes that you’re starving. Anyone can see that you’re a beggar” (Shakespeare) As Romeo was insulting this man it can be seen how he was acting out and truly not thinking on what he was actually about to do.
Portia’s suitors are also shown in a negative light because of the colour of their skin and attitude. The Merchant of Venice shows different kinds of discrimination, portrayed by the contrast between the treatment of the Jews, the Prince of Morocco and the Prince of Arragon. The way the Jews are treated in The Merchant of Venice shows signs of anti-Semitism. In the beginning of the play Antonio talks to his friend Bassanio about Shylock: “The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. An evil soul producing holy witness is like a villain with a smiling cheek” (Shakespeare 1.3.5).
310-311). But Iago’s plan works and he makes Othello love, thank, and reward him, even though it is all due to lies. Othello’s future actions are dictated by these lies and tragically lead to Othello and Desdemona’s demise. William Shakespeare demonstrates the human aspects of vengeance and hatred through his use of dramatic irony and conflict in the tale of Othello. Throughout the play it is obvious that Iago is deceiving Othello into thinking that his wife is unfaithful.