What will I do? What will I do?! To speak the truth of the poppet in court with chances of Abigail taking my head? To speak the truth when I have been speaking with lies, Elizabeth taken away and I am to depart tomorrow and speak the truth with John? Abigail will charge lechery on you Proctor and it will be the death of you! Oh how much of a coward I am to speak the truth! That judge Danforth, his judgement would freeze beer! These are dark times and there will be no light. When Abigail and the others would dance I only watched, I knew it was wrong and yet I attended. I watched the others kiss and throw the flowers into the pot, muttering the names of the boy or man they wish. Never I thought it would come to this!
For centuries following this literary hero’s death, scholars have been intensely analyzing the details of Shakespeare’s works to learn about his insights on the aspects of human nature, which greatly surpass his times and influence our understanding of ourselves today. However, one of his most important ways of representing very serious themes and issues he found within his society is often overlooked: the use of the fool character trope. Shakespeare’s use of fools to comment on his play’s important themes and give the audience his views on those subjects, is an undervalued but essential aspect of his works. This common Renaissance dramatic trope that Shakespeare inverted used ditzy court jesters designed to make audiences laugh at their ridiculous words,
William Shakespeare is one of the most successful writers of all time. Shakespeare’s highly acclaimed and commended play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, was a fundamental and universal play that symbolised the theme of love. The concept of love is a common thread that runs through Shakespearean comedy. Set between 1590 and 1596, the play is about a love quadrant that obstacles of love. Though the play is set 400 years ago, it still invites the audience to further understand the concept of love and the ideas presented by it. Shakespeare has elaborated the concept of love and imagination through the development of his choices in plot, characteristics and aesthetic devices. In particular, this plotlines and construction of characters invite the reader
‘’Roman Fever’’, written by Edith Wharton in 1934, tells the story of two wealthy, American women who are in Rome visiting their daughters. Rome, known as the Eternal City, gives significant meaning throughout “Roman Fever” and highlights the sequence of events that happen to Mrs. Slade and Mrs. Ansley. The ladies had met in the city previously and presented each other with the idea that each led a perfect life since they had each found their significant other within the city during their stay. As the story progresses, the reader will pick up on minor clues that enable them to better understand the relations between the women, their daughters, and the Eternal City. Throughout the short story, the uses of symbolism in relation to the story,
Avenue Q is an American musical directed by Jason Moore based on the book written Jeff Whitty. Its music and lyrics were written Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. The play won three Tony Awards in 2003, including the Best Musical and ranks 23rd on the list of longest running shows in Broadway history. I was fortunate enough to see the play on Dec 18th at New World Stages performing arts complex, located in New York City. Avenue Q mainly addresses the issues of men and women entering their adulthood. The characters in the play are searching for their purpose in life and themes such as racism, pornography and homosexuality are part of it. The dialogues used in the play are hilarious and the music is very catchy, but the most important aspect of the play is that most of the characters in the play are played by a puppet. The cast consists of three human characters
The mind is a powerful tool and it is up to one to learn from those in the past in order to help the future. William Shakespeare is one of the few writers that are still relevant and prominent in modern literature. His creation of new words and phrases are still used today and it is inevitable to quote one of his famous works. The articles “How Shakespeare influences the way we speak now” by Hephzibah Anderson, Octane’s “William Shakespeare's Impact on Theater”, and Sara Krulwich’s “How Outrage Built of a Shakespearean Depiction of Trump” portray the vibrant presence that Shakespeare still has in the modern day. Additionally, the excerpt from a graphic novel in Source D demonstrates the persistent influence Shakespeare has on creating consistent new versions of his plays. William Shakespeare is an extremely renowned writer that will continue to inspire the future generations to create literature. Therefore, Shakespeare remains an integral part of society and creativity because of his impact on the English language, ability to introduce literature to the population, and his presence in inspiring modern writing.
Figurative language is a non-literal tool heavily used by writers, Suji Kwock Kim & Jane Kenyon, in the poems "Monologue for an Onion" and "The Suitor" respectively. While Kim utilizes the metaphorical side of the onion to speak through misguided epiphanies, Kenyon uses simile to reveal emotion behind a much less destructive screen. The two poems rely on the ominous use of word play and metaphorical meaning to come across very different existential realizations. An unsettling balance takes place between the comparison between two poems, the influence of figurative language being what would tip the scale between sorrow and bliss.
“The Importance of Being Earnest” is a comedic play by Oscar Wilde about a man named Jack Worthing and his best friend Algernon. In this play, both characters are leading a double life because they want to escape from the responsibilities and be true to their own impulses. Ernest is the name which Jack goes by in London where he is in love with Gwendolen Fairfax; Algernon cousin and she is love with him because his name is Earnest and she thinks, “it is a divine name.” Jack says in the country that “Ernest” is his brother and he has to go and visit him to make sure that he is doing good because he is troublesome. This way nobody in the country can suspect about his fake identity. Algernon, Jack’s
The article, “Death Be Not Proud: An Analysis of Margaret Edson's WIT” by Madeline M. Keaveney, begins by depicting who Margaret Edson, the author of “WIT,” and how she came up with the inspiration of her play “WIT.” Edson’s inspiration for her play came from her work as clerk in an AIDS-oncology unit. The article goes on to compare the play itself to the HBO TV movie of the play. Keaveney states that the two are both similar in the impression of the central message, which is how language helps everyone better, understand the meaning of life.
Long Christmas Ride Home is a story about a family who goes and sees their Grandmother for the Christmas holiday. The story for the family seems that they need to come to terms with some emotional grief that is associated. During this trip they learn about the problems at hand and try to fix it. It’s so much more than a story of happy times but definitely showcases the sad times and the term of acceptance. For the dialogue I really thought that it was good and it was needed. This was a man who was having an affair with someone and basically in turn made it seem like it was his wife’s fault. To me he seemed not to have any remorse over his actions and that he was okay with the decision. The bringing of God into this play I felt was a very unique style saying that both parents had different outlooks on religion. They all went to a church looking for an answer and I think that answer was acceptance. The children had to accept their dysfunctional family and deal with it in their own way. I think the play had a lot to do with the focus on the hardships that the children might have to face and unfortunately take their feelings into adulthood.
"We know what we are, but know not what we may be," said by William Shakespeare, the greatest English playwright. Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom. John and Mary Shakespeare had two older children prior to William, however, they did not survive past infancy. This left William to be the oldest sibling; he had three younger brothers and two younger sisters. William Shakespeare had an interesting family. He had a relative named William Arden that was arrested for plotting against Queen Elizabeth I. He was educated greatly on Greek mythology, Roman comedy, ancient history, grammar, and Latin. Although John Shakespeare struggled in serious debt, William attended a nearby grammar school. He did not manage
In Michael Hoffman 's 1999 film version of A Midsummer Night 's Dream he moves the drama 's action from Athens, Greece to a fictional Italian village named Monte Athena at the change of the nineteenth century. In this portrayal of the play, Duke Theseus is not a conquering hero, he is a tired and seemingly inadequate bureaucrat. Similarly, Hippolyta, his bride-to-be, is not a shrew, but a tedious, yet beautiful, Victorian feminist. In carrying over the play 's action, Hoffman seems to have eliminated the drama 's magic and exhilaration, leaving a bland film, overloaded with Victorian technology. Even the rambunctious Bottom, the erratic Weaver, and the enchanted fairy kingdom have lost their charm.
Oscar Wilde once said “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People by Oscar Wilde was written during summer 1894 in Worthing, England and was first published in 1898 by L. Smithers. In the most basic sense, The Importance of Being Earnest is a drama because it’s a play, first performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James 's Theatre in London. It 's also a comedy, not only in the modern laugh-out-loud way, but also in the classical sense, in that it features a set of characters overcoming adversity to achieve a happy ending. The play 's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways.
In the beginning of the play, we visualize the growth of the character performance including Fefu, Cindy, Christina, Julia, Emma, Paula, Sue, and Cecilia and how it represent in the play. Next, the audience see the suspense on the character of Julia’s aspect of her hallucination that has frightened her due to shot on her spine which made her unable to walk again. Last, the play end where Fefu accidentally shot with her shotgun on Julia’s forehead during the rabbit hunt which has reveal that Fefu was the one who put Julia in wheelchair.
Wit, and 't be thy will, put me into good fooling! Those wits that think they have thee do very oft prove fools; and I that am sure I lack thee may pass for a wise man. For what says Quinapalus? 'Better a witty fool than a foolish wit. '