The part which tells the story of the four lovers shows the samples of bovarysme but the last part of the play, as mentioned above, there is a stage play about two lovers named as Pyramus and Thisbe rather shows the features of the burlesque. The nature of this title depends on “exaggeration” or “extravaganza” (Italian version) of the events. First of all, it should be demonstrated on a theatre like Pyramus and Thisbe’s play. Also the events are clearly exaggerated because the main aim of the burlesque is to entertain the audience, making them laugh mostly. By adding some dramatic aspects like love’s difficulty or the pressure of the society, the playwright can make the audience think about the aspects too as they are laughing.
Meta – Response Effect on Art In “The Pleasures of Tragedy,” the author Susan Feagin discuses with her audience the impact of direct responses and meta responses and explains how it relates to the tragic world of theatre. How the author defines direct responses is, “Only in the sense that it is a response to the qualities and content of the work of art.” (97) and that a meta response is known as “It is how one feels about and what one thinks about one 's responding (directly) in the way one does to the qualities and content of the work.” (97) but to be more direct in the tragedy scene a direct response can be seen as non-pleasing experiences and/or unhappy endings in which it brings the audience together when showing conflict that impacts everyone to come together and vice versa with meta response where we see something emotionally tragic such as a character’s death and we all come together and analyze what happen in the tragedy and connect it within own lives. Feagin mentions “in order to find the pleasures in tragedy, “There can be a unity of feeling among members of humanity, that we are not alone, and that these feelings are at the heart of morality itself,” which represent to me that tragic events which occur are not as tragic as it seems to be when so many people from the audience can relate to such tragic events. When feeling well connected to the event that’s when we make assumptions as an audience that we can agree to an emotional extent which is also known as a
I am also going to compare her work against Salvador Dali (historical artist) as his work influenced her. The two artworks I chose of Salvador Dali is “The Face of War” (Figure 2) and “Retrospecive Bust of a Woman” (Figure 3), in reference to Sabina Nore being influenced by Salvador Dali. The Surrealist development was established in Paris by a little gathering of scholars and craftsmen who looked to channel the oblivious as an intends to open the force of the creative energy.
The original rendition is said to have been told to convey two morals: the first, warned female readers against the dangers of curiosity; the second, warned husbands against expecting the impossible from their wives (Sheets 1991:643). Carter has however adapted the original story to appeal to the modern reader and provide some personal commentary on social issues. She also gave it her own controversial twist, by making the husband a murderer, and what some might refer to as a pervert. As Sheets accurately states, “Carter situates the story in the tradition of aesthetic sadomasochism” (Sheets 1991:643). Throughout the story the heroine notices various erotic art forms in the castle.
This essay will explore the theme of truth and illusion in Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee. It will examine the the ways in which the characters interact with each other in the realm of illusion by wearing conventional masks and engaging in merciless psychological games in order to escape their painful reality. In this sense, this essay illustrates how the characters are forced to play out their roles in a game-like environment as determined by societal norms and, in doing so, posits that their pathological behavior may stem from their unfulfilled personal and professional lives as a result of the societal pressure that promotes the American Dream. The entire play takes place in the living room of a middle aged couple, Martha and George, who live on the campus of a small university at New Carthage in New England where George is working as an Associate Professor in the History Department.
“Fair is foul, and foul is fair”. Equivocation. Equivocation is the use of deliberately misleading words to mislead people. The use of such equivocation is frequent in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, being integral to its plot by driving much of the action. The vile witches manage to cultivate the subconscious desire to be king in Macbeth.
Art, artifice and identity is the theme explored through the use of the two chosen stimulus texts Grayson Perry: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl and The Importance of Being Earnest, written by Wendy Jones and Oscar Wilde respectively. Art and artifice merge as Grayson Perry uses his alter-ego, Claire, to express his creativity and identity. Similarly, the artifice of an alter-ego is part of The Importance of Being Earnest, as the play's protagonists, Jack and Algernon, deceive family and friends by lying about their identity to suit them best. The texts used to explore the theme are a review for the Guardian on the Grayson Perry memoir and an excerpt from Jack's diary set before the events in The Importance of Being Earnest where he
The play tells how the powerful army, Othello whose life and marriage are destroyed by a misleading and jealous, Iago. It is a play that feels very close to the audiences, it also focuses on feelings and addresses the theme of Love, death as well as jealousy, hate and finally treachery... The title of the play suggests that the tragedy belongs primarily to Othello; however, Iago plays an important role in the plot. For this reason, we have different opinions and critics concerning Iago’s role in this tragedy. For one thing, Bradley (1904) believes that
In his book, William Shakespeare, Terry Eagleton offers a controversial insight to the role of the Witches in Macbeth. Eagleton views the Witches as the heroines of the drama for exposing the truth about the hierarchal social order describing it as, the pious self-deception of a society based on routine oppression and incessant warfare (Eagleton 1986:2). This essay will explore the implications of Eagleton’s insights, showing that even though they are controversial and original, they can very well be accurate. This will be done taking into consideration the historical context of the play, the role of the Witches as agents of fate and darkness, as well as the influence of masculinity and a hierarchal social order in the play. William Shakespeare wrote Macbeth during the early 1600s.
We can see that Shakespeare relates the young love to impulsiveness and rush and represents how this is lamented. Finally, the last external aspect that influences their love, but not the least important, is the fate. It seems that from the beginning their fate is marked by external aspects, so they are not the responsible of their tragedy. The play starts with the introduction of the term ‘star-crossed lovers’ (Prologue). The idea of being “dolls” manipulated by the stars and destine is transmitted along the whole play, even through the words of Romeo and Juliet who have several intuitions.
These themes explored help to prove the musical as a work of art. One theme that is often found in works of are is the theme of good and evil. However, Don Sewers wrote, “Wicked shows the perils of turning the polarities of human nature--good and evil--into opposites--good or evil.” The musical constantly has the audience changing their view on what is good and what is evil. In the opening song Glinda poses the question, “Are people born wicked? Or do they have wickedness thrust upon them?” There is often dramatic irony in the storyline, therefore the audience’s view is meant to be quite different from that of the character.
Realism is a literary technique practiced by many schools which denote a particular kind of subject matter, especially the representation of middle-class life. Realism, as its name suggests, is about portraying real life. In Shakespeare’s play Othello, realism is depicted through the flaws and doubts of the protagonist Othello. Shakespeare impacts the modern day audience, as the portrayal of what it meant to be human in the Elizabethan age which is still relevant today. In Marie de France’s romance “Lanval” is the story of an outcast and through its plot, Marie explores the theme of the great love that cannot exist in conjunction with the real world.