In both stories, this tool was used to emphasise the themes and the tragedy itself. In West Side Story, Maria sings to her friends about her new love, without knowing that this new love just killed her brother (Bauch 95). With the audience knowing this information, the scenes leading up to Maria finding out, builds climax and more drama to the scene (Gale). Similarly, in Romeo and Juliet, the audience is aware that Juliet has taken the sleeping potion but Romeo isn’t, and they also know that the letter Romeo receives isn 't the letter the Friar sent to him, rather a fraudulent one. The climax scene is also the death scene in Romeo and Juliet.
It sufficed to say that most of the consequences and most of the happenings in the play can be traced back to superstition. The theme of superstitions can be directly related to the main theme of social class distinction because if Mrs. Johnstone hadn 't have given one away, none of the conflict and divergence in play would 've greatly affected the characters in the story. Therefore, the ending of the play is a consequence of Mrs. Johnstone ignorance of
The story of ‘Romeo and Juliet' is indeed a tragedy assured from the elements such as Character Flaws, Fate and Great Sorrow. The important element that makes a Shakespearean play is Character Flaw's since it directly affects the character's actions and abilities. The role of Fate is a crucial part of this tragedy play since it links with everyone within the story. Great Sorrow in this play are portrayed in a variety of ways, but specifically death. In fact, throughout the play, these three elements if you think about it are in every single Shakespearean tragedy.
They include aspects of the military and combine it with features of love. Lastly, perception and reality make the theme of this play very well-rounded. It uses real life situations to make the play interesting and enjoyable (“Much Ado About Nothing Themes” 1-8). Shakespeare chooses themes so wisely. These make them part of the theatrical world and the play (R. Martin
Also is a story that illustrates ways of think from ordinary people, always has a happy end where protagonist achieves his goal at the end. A successful comedy, as “The Taming of the Shrew”, not only has the ability to make people laugh, but can also make them understand serious social or individual problems. Basically, a tragedy is a fiction with a bitter and melancholic ending. A tragedy always deals with an outstanding person who is forced to collapse through his own vulnerability. In a tragedy, the protagonist’s (who is noble and powerful) life goes from good to bad.
It is how films first instil a sense of realism in its viewer and clue them on the location and period where it takes place. Compared to its more passive role in theatre play as merely a background for the performers to stand in, the setting and set design in films can and does hold an important and active role in setting up the narrative through the scenic atmosphere and the connotation that it gives (Bordwell and Thompson 2013: 115). For example, in the film Buried (2010), the mood and tone of the narrative set up by the film relies heavily on its setting: the cramped coffin-like box where the main character, Paul Conroy is trapped in. Surrounded by the stifling darkness, the film tries to instil the same sense of claustrophobia in its viewers as felt by Paul. In doing so, it successfully put the viewers off their balance and draw their attention towards his despair (Smith
Throughout the play there are countless examples of passion based decisions ending horribly. The entire basis of the main theme, the love story, is irrationally blinding passion based and throughout the story, that lack of reason in the relationship never fades. Certain scenes like the sword fights, hold decision after decision being made through passionate hate and vanity, and every one of those decisions kills a beloved character. Even passion for love is dangerous when it is used impulsively in place of reason. Such passion as that of Paris, Romeo,and Juliet in the Capulet crypt; they have a greater passion for another than they have for themselves.
In William Shakespeare's play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, the use of multiple literary devices makes the play interesting. Dramatic irony, which is when the audience knows more than the characters, occurs numerous times throughout the play and grabs the attention of the audience. Soliloquies, which are lengthy speeches by a character to project their thoughts and emotions to the audience, this allows the audience to be more attentive. Allusions are references by characters to well-known places, events from myths or other literature that cause the audience to be absorbed into the play. After reading this marvelous play, it is obvious that Shakespeare uses dramatic irony, allusions, and soliloquies all written in blank verse to grasp the undivided attention of the audience.
This is a woman who is unhappy and ends up killing her husband. But, this play has shown me the flaws in that society as the author depicts them such as abortion and homosexuality. I found the play to be somewhat difficult to follow along with because there were so many characters that were speaking especially in the first scene. The first scene depicts a chaotic business area as the clerks were working and the numbers are called out at a high speed. When we watched the video of the first scene in class, it made more sense to me.
The play calls for the audience to be propelled into the distant future and become observers of an experiment that is temporally based in the 1960s. Therefore, the audience members of the time were watching their contemporaries in the form of the main characters. The play is centered around three significant periods including the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939, the mid-1960s, and the twenty-fifth century or thirtieth century. The main story line follows the turbulent relationship between two brothers who lead very different lives as a consequence of the civil war. The brothers are forced to confront the