Many authors have applied lampooning in their work to bring to light certain issues by criticizing different ideas in society such as politics, class division, wealth, and marriage by adding irony, sarcasm, and ridicule to emphasize the ludicrousy of the issue the author evaluated. One author that incorporated lampooning in his plays was Oscar Wilde. For example, in The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde publicly criticized the Victorian society so that audience was conscious of the foolishness that occurred in their society. In The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde used irony and satire to ridicule the views of the upper class, such as their obsession with wealth, their shallow, and materialistic personality.
It is only an inference that Edmund would not have been happy with Edgar’s status and would then want his father’s. Edmund had to first convey his dedication to his father in order to usurp him. That is where his plan with Edgar comes into play. The reader is made aware that Gloucester has fallen for Edmund’s schemes when he is exclaims “where is the villain Edmund” (II.i, 37). Edmund, like a snake, is able to trick his father into believing that he is the ‘good’ son pinning all the blame on Edgar.
Loyalty or Love “Father, the gods instill good sense in men—the greatest of all the things which we possess.” (lines 776-777) In Sophocles’ play, Antigone, Haemon’s actions and ideas cause conflicting motivations between he and his father, Creon. As Haemon is faced with choosing loyalty or love his motivations accentuate Creon’s arrogance, power, and foolishness. Ultimately, the conflicting motivations establish Creon as a tragic hero by making him realize his selfishness is what caused his downfall.
Caesar; “Let me have fat men around me.. Cassius has a mean and hungry look…Such men are dangerous” (Shakespeare 1. 2. 193-195).Caesar only wants to surround himself with at, lazy men who will not rise against him.. men who have a “lean and hungry look” think too much and are hungry for power;such men are dangerous me like Cassius. So, basically at this point Caesar is foreshadowing things that Cassius and Brutus are trying to do to him.
This piece is derived from Oscar Wilde’s Importance of Being Earnest. In the story two main characters, Algernon and Jack, get caught up in their lies of being someone who they are not. Jack Worthing develops a method of lying about his brother who is irresponsible and needs his assistance in town often, allowing him to leave his country home periodically to live a separate live in the city. Algernon Moncrieff also has a method of lying for his own advantage, also a fake brother who is chronically ill to get out of his duties of dinner and other societal expectations. He also then fakes the identity of Jack’s made up brother in order to court Jack’s niece.
In both novels the protagonists are teenage boys who do not conform to society's standards and expectations. The theme of accepting one for as they are is prominent in both works and is one of the main reasons I enjoy both novels so much. Both of these books have arguments on how one perceives himself. In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden believe he is invincible, like when he attacks Straightlayer on page 50 because of a girl he had feelings for. Another good argument that makes the plot convincing is the discussion back and forth between Holden and Mr. Spencer, where the teacher tells him, “do you blame me for flunking you, boy?”
You didn’t give me a poison jello, did you Davy?” (Duncan 131) The grandma thought that the jello tasted funny so she asked David if he poisoned it. David Ruggles is loving towards his grandma but his own needs came before hers in this case.
Friar Laurence states, “violent delights” 2.2.9-15) This quote shows how wize Friar Laurence is because he knows that the marriage between Romeo and Juliet was being rushed. Friar Laurence states, “the sweetest honey is loathsome” (2.6.9-15). Friar Laurence is saying that even things that are amazing at first can turn out to be terrible. Friar Laurence is a wize man who helps Romeo and Juliet in the hope that their marriage would end the two families feuds.
H “Expectations is the root of all heartache.” - William Shakespeare. The short story “Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst explores how the protagonist, Doodle copes with the expectations his family have set on him; precisely his elder brother. Throughout this short story, Hurst demonstrates the substantial effect expectation has on individual and society themselves. He shows how pressurizing a person for self-satisfaction harms the offender as well.
Selfishness drives you to make unorthodox decisions. In the short story, The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst, The author uses figurative expressions and images to make clear the relationship between a handicapable kid and his brother. Brother is extremely cruel to Doodle but he still seems to love Brother notwithstanding this. Brother cruelly pushes Doodle beyond his limits because he is embarrassed by having a disabled brother and is only concerned about his own feelings. The reason Doodle loves brother is because, despite Brother's anger, Doodle wants to impress his brother, Doodle Looks up to his brother, and Doodle doesn't understand the way he was being treated.
Secondly, Laurence impute guilt against Romeo of being “unseemly woman in a seemly man” and verbalize that his tears are “womanish” (Shakespeare 111.iii.). Another example, is Mercutio, he enjoys fencing, quarreling, and joking. Mercutio defines himself on how masculinity is supposed to look like. He criticized Juliet cousin Tybalt for his fake accent that he speaks and his interest in his clothes. In addition Marcutio is happiest when Romeo rejoins his group
In the end, other than actually sitting down and having a conversation with her, we really do not know exactly what was on in this woman’s mind. However, it is safe to assume that there is more to a person than what we see. In “Chrysanthemums”, by John Steinbeck, Steinbeck tells a story about a woman named Elisa Allen who seems to be happy (since she has a nice home, husband, and a beautiful garden), but we realize that there is more to Elisa than meets the eye. Elisa, who seems to be happy, is in all actuality not happy at all. And we see this unhappiness with not only her dissatisfaction of being a housewife, and with the fact that she does not have control over her own life, but also with the introduction of the “Tinker Man” who reminds her what true happiness feels
The Great Gatsby is narrated by the character Nick who becomes entangled in the lives of Gatsby Tom, Daisy, Jordan, Myrtle, and George. Gatsby tries everything to become a “respectable man” for Daisy who is of a higher class than Jay Gatz. He tries to attain this status of wealth for Daisy, but it so happens that he does through this by cheating. He turns to Meyer Wolfshiem, a known bootlegger, to achieve his wealth. Gatsby will achieve his goal in order to impress Daisy even if it means he has to betray his morals and values.
Thus I think that curley is steinbecks way of showing the discrimination against women of the day. Steinbeck portrays curley as a person who is aggressive and full of egoistic only because he is trying to show himself as the strongest to his wife and add to his sexually appeal to his wife and draw her attention, this is clear as he has a glove full of Vaseline. Through these characteristics of curley Steinbeck is trying to show us the stereotypical man during the
Royal or Rascal In William Shakespeare’s Henry IV, two clashing forces distract the son of King Henry IV who is Prince Henry, or better known as Hal. As a young adult, the social life is the life he wants. Hal has a rebellious, blithe act that embodies him for the majority of the play. Sir John Falstaff, the lackadaisical, alcoholic and surrogate father of Hal accompanies him through his rascal lifestyle because he sees these qualities of Prince Hal as enticing.