From the religious perspective , in Islam anger is " the root of all evils , a secret weapon of man towards evils, and a spark of fire that always bursting " (Zadik 7). From a literary perspective ,according to Susi Kaplow " the emotion which accompanies the first steps toward liberation, for most women is anger " (kaplow 38). American Psychology Association defines anger as is an emotion characterized by antagonism toward someone or something you feel has deliberately done you wrong. Some regard the Greek epic poem, Iliad is the first appearance of the concept of anger in literature begins with the idea of "wrath of Achilles". Anger in the Iliad is described in full inflated complexity; it arises from different social causes, e.g.
There were only limited themes that have been discussed during that period. Furthermore, the Senecan dramas were melodramatic and immersed in horrors and physical torments. The most known Greek heroes are Oedipus and Agamemnon (Nicoll14-16). Whereas , the tragedies in the Jacobean age were even more terrifying ,where angry ,cruelty and evil appear in most of the plays .the theatre in that era has been shown a theatre of the people (Nicoll
In the end, Brontë demonstrates that women 's anger is very political and to be an angry woman in nineteenth-century England is next-door to insanity. The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud, Anger is the subject of this novel. Official beginning of anger in literature was with the emergence of Angry Yong Men movement in 1950s. Angry Young Men, a term applied by journalists in the 1950s to the authors and protagonists of some contemporary novels and plays that seemed to sound a note of protest or resentment against the values of the British middle class. The most striking example of the angry young man was Jimmy Porter, the ranting protagonist of John Osborne 's play Look Back in Anger (1956).
Even though there are other themes in his plays, I cannot deny the fact that violence forms a major theme in two of his plays which I am examining, A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. His plays are violent not only because the characters are physically aggressive but also because the tragic events that happened to most of his main protagonists shaped their personality and traumatized them. For that reason, they are emotionally disturbed and have problems in dealing with reality. Verbal attacks are their form of defense against the harsh world. Violence leads to the tragic end of the characters in both these plays.
The play appears to confront male dominance. It questions readers’ understanding of the other, the female, in a patriarchal society (Segal 17). Are the women heard? Why do they not have the right to act the way men do if they are fully capable of doing so like Medea proves in the play? Are women’s burning passions truly a threat and danger to society, or is society’s labeling and characterization of others the real problem?
Love is the most powerful emotion, making it the most dangerous. Taming of the shrew written by William Shakespeare in the late 16th Century, has had many different adaptations two of which are: The 1967 version of Taming of the shrew directed by Franco Zeffirelli and the cult classic 1999 version 10 things I hate about you both of which shine and interesting light on the play is it an act of misogyny or an act of a man liberating a woman from society. I believe that it is an act of misogyny and will be discussing this in the following presentation through the comparison of both films. In Franco Zefferelli’s version of Taming of the shrew there were many characters, but as for the difference in time periods there are only few that I would resonate with, for that reason I chose the character Bianca, as in Taming of the shrew (1967) she is very stuck up and obnoxious, sure she wants to marry, but it 's because of her constant complaining that gives me this opinion. Her 10 things I hate about you counterpart is also unbearable and complains more than her 1967 character and she is always getting angry or whiney if it means trying to be normal.
Arthur Miller was one of the many people accused of communism during the Red Scare, being called before the HUAC (“Arthur Miller” 11)Because of the many similarities shown when comparing The Crucible and the events of the Red Scare, I believe Arthur Miller wrote his play to shine a light on the ridiculousness and true reality of the events that occured. Firstly, the Red Scare was a time where the United States was extremely divided, both socially and politically, and citizens were terrified about communists spreading their ideas of communism (Foster 2). This pandamonium stemmed from ideas of McCarthyism, strong anti-communist values (Goodman 1). McCarthyism, to some, was believed to resemble totalitarianism due to “the demagoguery, smear campaigns, informers, purges of the civil service and education system; the blacklisting of writers, artists, and entertainers; and incidents of book-burning” (Goodman 1) that both had in common (Goodman 1). To combat the spread of communism and to calm the overall panic people had at the time, the government created the House Committee of Un-American Activities
Thesis Statement The research studies Anger in Edward Albee’s The American Dream focusing on dissatisfaction, lack of love, cruelty, false values and losing norms through using repetition, aggressive language, fictional characters, irony, ambiguity, and the technique of alienation. Outline I. Theoretical Part: Anger in Literature 1. Definitions: a. Linda M. Grasso claims that Anger is “vital political tool. It enables new perspectives, new understanding of oppressive conditions that had previously remind unquestioned” b. Aristotle has explained that Anger is produced because of pain.
A Close Reading of Terror and Diction in Shakespeare’s Macbeth “Macbeth is the tragedy of terror, terror in the imaginative presence of the wicked temptations and of a fearful career of guilt.” Henry Reed Diction is a very important aspect of any work of Literature. The meaning of words rapidly change in accordance with the context or the development of the word itself. The use of a particular word might change throughout time, it might lose its original meaning and it could gain many new meanings. The diction of terror is the use of words that indicate terrorism or a terrorist context. Moreover, the Renaissance Age was a time where terror had a huge spread between people.
William Shakespeare’s “Othello” and Massive Dispute of Jealousy, Envy, and Betrayal The emotion or feeling of deep insecurity of other people whether they are close to us or not. Jealousy is demonstrated throughout Shakespeare’s infamous play “Othello” many times. The play shows readers that one bad eggs evil ways can ruin prosperous ventures for everyone. Throughput the play there is one main character, Iago who disputes the main traits of jealousy and betrayal. Betrayal can be used to manipulate the antagonist character, from thoughts to many traits of black mailing.