Both Romeo and Juliet and The Importance of Being Earnest have writers who use elements of diction to make manafest of the importance of names. In Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare tells the reader that names can destroy families, love and even life. When Juliet is praying for Romeo to come to her and to be her escape, she says “that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”(Shakespeare). By her saying so she means that all are roses are roses no matter what name it is given, the same goes for people. In the play the Montagues and the Capulets have an “ancient grudge… where civil blood makes civil hands unclean”, due to the vendetta the two lovers were driven to death because of their forbidden love (Shakespeare).
He mentions this again in Act 2, Scene 1: For that I do suspect the lusty Moor Hath leap 'd into my seat; the thought whereof Doth, like a poisonous mineral, gnaw my inwards And nothing can or shall content my soul Till I am even 'd with him, wife for wife In this case, “wife for wife” could be interpreted as “an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.” It is obvious he wants revenge or, as he sees it, justice.
Shakespeare uses animal imagery to describe Othello; stating that because of his “animal” blood his grandsons will be half horses. The word “neigh” creates an animalistic view of Othello in the audience mind. They view him as beast whose desire to
My reading talks about how Ophelia is subject to Male Patriarchy, to which she receives in return humiliation, madness, and death. I will be discussing how Laertes used his Patriarchal power over Ophelia to be her mock-father, Polonius objectified her as an obedient pawn, and Hamlet used her as an object to portray his antic-disposition. All of which leads her to take her own life. Laertes uses his Patriarchal authority over Ophelia to use her as his own mock-daughter to prepare himself for his future Patriarchal duties. As Laertes and Ophelia enter their first scene together, Laertes does not call Ophelia by her name, but refers to her by, “And sister” (Shakespeare, 1.3.2).
Iago’s intentions unveil themselves not only through actions, but through his engagement with the audience. “Iago’s self-understanding is well-express when he explains to viewers his plan to put a plague in Othello’s ear that will cause him to misinterpret Desdemona’s advocacy to Cassio.” (The Art) In order to commence suspicion within Othello, Iago utilizes the elopement of Othello and Desdemona. “Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see.
Throughout William Shakespeare’s tragic play, King Lear, the goal of gaining control over the kingdom and boasting about one’s status drove the characters to deceive each other through the use of lies and manipulation. Right from the start, King Lear demanded that his daughter profess their love for him, causing Regan and Goneril to exaggerate their love all to flatter their father and gain the most of his land. When it was Cordelia’s turn, even though she spoke from her heart about how much her father means to her, her words did not praise her father enough as he insisted she revise her confession. Act 1 Scene 1 started the destruction of the Lear family as Regan and Goneril proved successful in gaining their father’s land by spreading lies
Iago’s Duplicity of Character Act 1 scene 1 starts off with and argument as Roderigo has paid Iago a large amount of money in exchange for Iago’s help with making Desdemona fall in love with him. However, they are now aware that she and Othello, a general, have eloped. In this scene Iago discusses his true nature when he says, “Others there are who, trimmed in forms and visages of duty, Keep yet their hearts attending on themselves And, throwing but shows of service on their lords, Do well thrive by
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, impulsivity can be defined as acting or responding to an event without forethought. In the tragedy Othello by William Shakespeare, the protagonist, Othello, is a tragic hero who struggles to balance his power as Venetian general with his personal life. His ancient, Iago, the antagonist of the play, is angered because Othello did not choose him to be lieutenant. Iago attempts to stage an affair between Cassio, the lieutenant, and Desdemona, Othello’s wife. Iago’s manipulations expose many of Othello’s character flaws and leads to his suicide.
Comparing Othello to an “old black ram” introduces animalistic imagery, and puts him at a level below humans on the Great Chain of Being. The coming together of an animal and a human would disrupt the chain, and was thought to also disrupt the laws of nature and cause bizarre events to occur. The descriptive word, “black” highlighted that in the Renaissance times, black stood for sin and evilness. Emilia’s views on men are discovered through the metaphor comparing men to “stomachs” and women to “food”. Men “eat us hungrily, and when they are full they belch us”, implies men get rid of women as soon as they have had enough of them, and therefore should not be trusted.
Polonius is using this tactic as a way to prove what he believes to be the cause of Hamlet’s madness. Polonius even uses his own daughter to uncover his version of the truth. So, when Hamlet’s pretend madness is first revealed, Polonius decides to “loose [his] daughter on [Hamlet]. Be [the king] and I behind the arras…” (2.2.163-164) in an effort to convince the king of his understanding towards the
A true sense of belonging can be found in different circumstances for different people, due to the tortuous and intellectual nature of the concept of belonging. An individual finds their true place in the world and an authentic sense of belonging in various ways due to personal values, needs and desires. Generally, the strongest sense of belonging for an individual is through relationships, and through the vast concept of nature is what fulfils an individuals needs of social interaction and enhance others involved. In contrast, a result in a negative outcome of isolation and disaffection can be determined by the infirm conventional model of this kind of experience/belonging. To avoid these relationships, these individuals may attain the same
Belonging is to be and feel included within a certain group, whether it’s social, political, economic, religious or cultural. Individual’s perceptions of belonging can be affected by numerous different factors, but these factors differ from person to person. John Larkin’s The Shadow Girl and Andrew Stanton’s Finding Dory are two texts that provide a different and interesting insight into how relationships and experiences shape an individual’s sense of self and where they feel they belong within themselves and the outside world. There are certain societal beliefs and expectations that people need to meet in order to ‘fit in’ or belong.
Written in 1603 by William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice tells the story of Othello, an esteemed foreign general, who after marrying Desdemona, the beautiful daughter of a Venetian senator, is manipulated into extreme paranoia by Iago, a spiteful ensign. Having been led to think that Desdemona has committed adultery, Othello murders Desdemona, and upon realizing his deception by Iago, subsequently commits suicide. Though the plot itself is relatively simple, the subjects addressed throughout the writing constitute a story of utmost complexity and depth. At the heart of Othello is the titular character himself, a man torn between tenderness, hate, trust and jealousy. As a major player in his own tragic downfall, Othello fits multiple key aspects of the tragic hero archetype: he is essentially a virtuous person that nevertheless possesses a critical flaw, a flaw that ultimately culminates in his consumption by the worst aspects of his
WHAT DOES SENSE OF BELONGING MEAN ? A sense of belonging is a basic human need, just like the need for food and shelter. Without belonging one cannot identify themselves as clearly thus having difficulties communicating with and relating to their surroundings . Roy Baumeister and Mark leary argue that belongingness is such a fundamental human motivation that we feel severe consequences of not belonging if it wasn't so fundamental then lack of belonging wouldn't have such dire consequences on us this desire is so universal that need to belong found across all cultures and different types of people.