William Shakespeare, commonly referred to as the “bard”, was baptized on April 26, 1564, and died in 1616 at the age of 52. In his lifetime, he wrote 37 plays, as well as 154 sonnets. One of his most popular plays, Romeo and Juliet, is set in the city of Verona, Italy, where two young lovers end their lives for one another. Additionally, the thousands of words he invented have become assimilated into the English language. Shakespeare should be included in the high school curriculum because his work has shaped modern literature, as well as the modern teenager.
The Capulets forced Juliet to marry Paris, the constant fighting made them want to keep the marriage secret, and made Romeo and Juliet to scared to say anything. A big reason is the parents are pressuring Juliet with a marriage she doesn 't even want to do. “if you don 't act like my daughter you can beg starve and die in the streets”. Act 3 scene 5 line 193. This shows how much pressure is on her making her freak out and fear she must do something and fast leading to a series of unfortunate events.
I didn't lie in my heart." pathological liar in a sense Blanche is at her lowest ebb of existence now that Stanley has given her a bus ticket back to Laurel and Mitch has deserted her. Scene 10: Stellas a drunk at the moment when she in beginning she said she doesn’t drink final confrontation between Blanche and Stanley last battle "deliberate cruelty is not forgivable. It is the one unforgivable thing in my opinion." Has a vision of treating me in cruel way Can love a stranger before she loves someone she knows due to her illusion of life and lies Stanley's act of rape is extreme anger toward Blanche, tries to show superiority Stanley is crude and ignorant beastality "wouldn't be bad to — interfere with."
Jealousy is one main reason these three young girls seek revenge throughout the play. What personal reasons are these young girls seeking revenge from other characters? Abigail Williams is the strikingly beautiful niece of Reverend Parris and she seeks revenge from Elizabeth Proctor. We learned in Act One of ¨The Crucible" that when Abigail was a servant of Goody Proctor and John Proctor, that she had an affair with John Proctor. Tension rises between Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor because Elizabeth had suspicions of Abigail and kicked her out of her house.
In New Orleans she demonstrates the act of a woman that has never know shame, but Stanley seems to see directly through her. After so long Blanches past seems to catch up with her and destroy her relationship that she has with Mitch. Stanley, destroys what is left of Blanche, as she feared this would happen in the first place! At the end of the play Blanche is led away feeling lost from life with an unconscious mind to an insane asylum. This is indeed the story of what happens to Blanche in the story but there were many flaws in her own personality that were to blame for her tragedies.
Shakespeare infers that emotional maturity is linked to sexual maturity, and that marriage is a big step that marks a transition into adulthood. Juliet becomes a woman in the eyes of society the night before Act 3 Scene 5, and uses this empowerment in her fight against her mother. Juliet breaks that bond whilst expertly spins double entendres, saying what her mother wants to hear but also saying the exact opposite. She says she will “never be satisfied” until she sees “him - dead - “is (her) poor heart for a kinsman vexed” and this could be taken in two different ways, either she wants to see Romeo dead, or she is sad for Tybalt. Once her father comes in, Juliet attempts to also sever the bond, although he manages to do it all himself, threatening “for my soul, I’ll ne’er acknowledge thee” if she does not end up marrying Paris.
In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, seamstress Hester Prynne and Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale have a major love affair, resulting in Hester being outcast from society and Dimmesdale putting himself in a prison of shame and guilt. Adultery is extremely frowned upon in the Puritan community, which has very strict rules and is very oppressive. This love affair developed the consequence of their daughter Pearl, who was born into the shame due to the fact of her being a child born out of wedlock. The unconscious mind, portrayed by Sigmund Freud, is depicted vividly in the character of Hester Prynne whilst helping and tempting her with her decisions. The unconscious mind, as characterized by Sigmund Freud, an Austrian neurologist, consists of three parts: the id, ego, and superego.
Tennessee Williams ’portraits of displaced women would help the process of the formation of individual subjective consciousness. By composing his play like this, Williams’ humanistic concern and his understandings of women are revealed. Among Williams’ legions of creation of characters, there is a commonality even though they’re people of different disciplines. In creating his distinctive characters, Williams illuminates the tragedy of the dreamer and has an absolute determination to destroy whatever is unique about herself or she would face annihilation. As Sally Johnson contends, Williams’ primary compassion in his plays is the plight of the individual while the other writers worship individual value(Johnson,1985:300).
“A Streetcar Named Desire” written by Tennessee Williams, introduces a self-centered, southern belle, Blanche DuBois who is exposed to the cruel reality that exists in New Orleans. Blanche, the deceptive picture of purity, is giving an unexpected visit to her sister, Stella, and brother in law, Stanley, who immediately demonstrate some doubts about her staying with them. Throughout the tragic story, Tennessee Williams develops Blanche as having a mental illness, escalated by the loss of family and her home and Stanley’s cruel treatment. Through Blanche DuBois’ prosperous background, insecure actions, and surreptitious manner, she develops as a dynamic character that like a tragic hero she eventually causes her own decline. The DuBois family is described as a well-off family, living in the Mississippi plantation of Belle Reve.
The Pulitzer Prize winning play A Streetcar Named Desire written by Tennessee Williams is a “haunting story of a faded southern beauty whose illusions about herself are at war with reality” (Tennessee Williams). After the loss of her home, Belle Reve, due to foreclosure, Blanche DuBois, a teacher from Laurel, Mississippi travels to New Orleans, Louisiana to live with her younger sister Stella and brother-in-law, Stanley. Immediately after her arrival, Blanche ordered Stella “open your pretty mouth and talk while I look around for some liquor! I know you have some liquor on the place!” (Williams 19). Due to Blanche's sudden arrival as well as her urgency to drink alcohol, Stella grew rigid and verbalized to Blanche: “Blanche, you sit down and let me