The whole play is steeped in the magnificence of language used. Thus, the explicit use of language will be traced in this paper along with intensifying an idea of communication with man, God and nature through the lenses of love. It will further explore the rhetoric world created by Shakespeare in The Tempest, with special reference to the enchanted island, Prospero’s love for supernatural powers and the romance of Ferdinand and Miranda. Keywords: Eccentric, Romantic Charm, Negative Capability, Eloquent Language, Prosaic, Interlocking Images, Rhetoric. The poet John Keats described the work of Shakespeare as having great “negative capability,” signifying that his work has the capability to remain in obscurities, uncertainties, without any inappropriateness.
“Othello” is one of William Shakespeare’s greatest plays. In “Othello”, the use of rich imagery and symbolism is significant in conveying meaning as it helps to establish the dramatic atmosphere of the play and reinforce the possible themes and highlighting the character’ attitudes. Through this, the audience is able to grasp a better understanding of the play. It is also his ability to manipulate language and conjure up startlingly accurate images and symbols which really make this play memorable. In particular, four interesting images of disorder, animals, heaven and hell and entrapment are all brought vividly to life.
Sense of Belonging and Satisfaction in “As You like It” One of the other creations of William Shakespeare, the play “As you Like it”, touches almost all edges of human feelings and emotions humorously and entertainingly. In case of Orlando and Oliver, it shows how brotherly affection can change to hate and vice versa; with Rosalind and Celie it displays how love and devotion can help one to confront the obstacles in life and in case of Duke Fredrick it depicts how human desire for pride and power can lead to loneliness and regret. Besides, the whole play is portrait as comedy. The play contains and examines big and serious issues of life while it takes them in light hand and with humor. In addition, most part of the play is comparing the city life with rural way of living.
Shakespeare uses animal metaphors to illustrate the main theme of the play and to heighten the reader's experience of the play by producing vivid descriptions. One of the most dominative characters in the play is Katherina. She is
‘The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet’ he named it. On beholding this wonder of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, we are driven into world of passions, destructions and unifications. The use of eloquent language, charming verses and picturesque settings are always highly spoken of. However, the brilliancy of the use of the Butterfly Effect in the ‘Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet’ is worth marvelling over. Perhaps the ‘tragedy’ would have been made into a ‘comedy’, if and only if certain events had unfolded themselves in a different way.
Powerful words are used in the world of “Othello” and can create order or chaos. Othello uses language when he tells his stories of war to Desdemona and as a result wins her heart. A positive example of the power of language is how Othello and Desdemona fall in love (Krieger, 2012). “She wished she had not heard it, yet she wished that heaven had made her such a man” (I.iii.160-161). Iago
Love is a complex emotion; it is both one of the most wonderful and painful feelings a human being experiences. In the poem Valentine, poet Carol Ann Duffy explores the ‘true’ concept of love extremely eloquently and unusually, through the use of powerful and thought provoking imagery and language techniques. The form, in which Duffy effusively depicts an onion to the concept of love, is done through the use of convincing metaphors, similes, alliteration, and other language techniques, which make the reader, both empathize and envy the emotion Duffy describes. Carol Ann Duffy uses alliteration, negative adverbs and blunt sentences to connote her rejection of and animosity towards traditional love tokens. This is conveyed in Duffy’s use
The Amphitryon, is surprisingly interesting because it is both funny and cruel; it makes the audience laugh and smile, but at the same it feel anxiety and fear, and that’s why the play is more entertaining. When studying and analyzing old narratives such as those by Cicero, Terence, Plautus and many others, critics and students often try to apply their meaning to the contemporary reality, or rather to see if the moral of those plays is still current and understandable by a modern reader. Plautus, as the other Latin and Greek writers, has a moral in each of his plays. With the Amphitryon Plautus may as well be saying: “Husbands, beware, do not go too far away from your wives, because when you return home, you may receive a nice surprise and discover that your son is a
William Shakespeare’s, Romeo and Juliet, provides great foils for the main character, Romeo. Shakespeare includes many foils throughout his stories to make his character’s emotions, attitude, and characteristics more apparent. Romeo’s character traits, lovestruck, cowardness, and emotional are highlighted through his foils, best friend Mercutio, and enemy, Tybalt. Romeo’s foils help to make his character’s personality stronger and clear. One character trait that’s highlighted through Tybalt is Romeo’s complete awe and love for Juliet.
William Shakespeare has created many fascinating characters and the most fascinating being the villains. They comprise of the worst of human vice yet their motives are surprisingly real and easy to relate to with jealousy hatred heartbreak and bitterness. There are a number of villains present in Shakespearean plays like Shylock from The Merchant of Venice, Don John from Much Ado About Nothing, Claudius from Hamlet, Richard iii, Iago from Othello. William Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Richard the Third is a masterpiece in the depiction of evil and the study of the psychology of the anti-hero, the villain we love to hate to the point that we almost hope they succeed. Yet we may have been deceived by Shakespeare’s play because he may not have meant us to see King Richard III in it.