These sentiments are endured by Hamlet in varying forms and times over the course of the story. The introduction of Hamlet lets the reader know that he is experiencing an emerging state of grief over his father’s death, impacting his overall manner, dress and speaking. “To be or not to be”, arguably the most acclaimed soliloquy in literature, deals with the contemplation of suicide, mortality, and duty to do what is right. These topics are weighty and require serious contemplation from a character, reader or theatregoer’s standpoint. Shakespeare’s build up of tension and further introspection, create a long lasting effect on those who read the piece.
Bryanna E. McCool Mrs. Dean British Literature 25 January 2018 Mental Illness in Shakespeare’s Macbeth The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, a play wrought with prophecies, deception, guilt, and death, brings light to the symptoms of mental illnesses and their effects on the human brain’s ability to reason, trust, and act in times of pressure. Both Macbeth and his lady are plagued by mental illness, and the effects of their illness only grow as the play evolves. Macbeth’s symptoms of schizophrenia and anxiety, as well as Lady Macbeth’s anxiety as well as hallucinations that eventually push her to suicide prove that not only can mental illness alter the way a person sees a situation, but it can also drive them to harm others and themselves. Macbeth’s guilt and battle with mental illness begins early within the play: right after the murder of King Duncan. Macbeth, once a loyal sergeant in Duncan’s army, has killed the king in order to possess the throne of Scotland.
The main character in Don DeLillo’s novel Falling Man (2007) is a lawyer, Keith Neudecker, who was working in the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. He is one of the few people who managed to escape the towers before they collapsed, with only a wrist injury. The main focus in this novel lies on both Keith and his estranged wife Lianne, as it follows their struggle to return to life as it was before the attacks. The trauma of the characters shapes the novel in terms of structure and pace, making it very unstructured and chaotic. The reader witnesses a story of fragmentation, repetition and incoherent traumatic narrative.
In the intense short story collection The Illustrated Man, author Ray Bradbury introduces various themes about human flaws in society. Among these themes is the idea of living in a chaotic society, how people are affected by this, and how one can maintain sanity. Bradbury uses a number of short stories to show different perspectives of chaos and its effects on the characters, followed by how each character handles their particular situation. Bradbury uses the theme of living in an insane society to prompt a discussion on modern society and its people’s experiences of similar insanities and the way in which they deal with them. In both The Illustrated Man and modern society, chaos is shown to be caused by the constant spread of information.
Foer created trauma for the Schell family by implementing famous tragic moments in history including the Dresden Bombings of World War II and the New York terrorist attack involving the Twin Towers. Both of these catastrophes caused mass chaos and severe trauma on the population of each area. Lorel Corona, author of the book The World Trade Center, described how not only the ones that lost mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters had to clean the fallen debris of the great towers, but so did those that live in this nation in a more emotional and supportive way rather than physical because all of America was attacked that day, and everyone was
Melville’s time aboard many ships influenced his writing tremendously. His friendship with Nathaniel Hawthorne also influenced him to write a masterpiece of American literature and one of the greatest novels of all time, Moby-Dick. A major theme of Moby-dick is sexuality. Melville does not hold back when discussing homoerotic and sexual topics in the novel. Nonetheless the intense language used in the novel helped it become such a remarkable and well -known novel today.
Unfortunately, many of the plays themes and overarching ideas can still be expressed in recent society. The complex relationship between, Lula, the main white character and the main black character, Clay, shows a deadly problem in society that is rooted deeper in a person than what is on the surface. The deepest tensions are the most problematic and can be the most deadly. LeRoi Jones’s, Dutchman, exemplifies in a drastic way the ideas, language and anger of the people of America prior to the Civil rights era. Furthermore, the play details the type of fury, power, and rage that can be internally placed that can oppress a person.
Edward Albee is a distinguished playwright who has owned Pulitzer Prize for Drama for three times and enjoys a high reputation as the pioneer of Theatre of the Absurd in America. The three-act play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, which considered as one of his masterpieces that was written during his early period. In this play, Albee successfully presents a 1960s American society confronting its ecosystem predicament by depicting words and deeds between two couples that are of different age as there is also no specific scenario. Moreover, endless insults and humiliation between George and Martha reflect a society under both social and spiritual predicament. Under the impetuous social atmosphere, the climate of the interest-oriented has been
I was really amazed regarding the quotation he gave to us. “What I’ll write make you you smarter”. As he added in the same manner he also discussed the the effect of Conflict and violence and he elaborate the Conflict and the difference with Violence. As the presentation moves along he also shown to us a video presentation regarding the “Tad-Tad” Cult who brutally killed by the Cafgu, hence before he played the certain video he ask us if that ceratin video could change our internal perpectives. According to him the casualties left 21 dead including 6 came from the Cafgu that was the moment that the audience really paved way and experienced culture shock in the same manner he also ask us how could we write an article or straight news specifically, some of my colleague respond that they would wrote how many people die, why they died, focused on the Cult but sir Rama just Simply Said that Why Cult exists in the time of Iphone 6.