First, in Sunset Boulevard, the butler Max told Norma what she wanted her to hear, which caused her to be unable to see reality. An example of Norma’s inability to see that she is no longer popular. Norma will not accept that the movie business has moved on and has gotten better with time and technological advancements, “I am big! It’s the pictures that got small” (Wilder). Norma continually claims that she is still a star and that the movie business got worse with the installation of sound. She claims that movies are now limited to what they can mean and actors do not have
Throughout William Shakespeare’s tragic play, King Lear, the goal of gaining control over the kingdom and boasting about one’s status drove the characters to deceive each other through the use of lies and manipulation. Right from the start, King Lear demanded that his daughter profess their love for him, causing Regan and Goneril to exaggerate their love all to flatter their father and gain the most of his land. When it was Cordelia’s turn, even though she spoke from her heart about how much her father means to her, her words did not praise her father enough as he insisted she revise her confession. Act 1 Scene 1 started the destruction of the Lear family as Regan and Goneril proved successful in gaining their father’s land by spreading lies
In more ways than one the world of Disney has somewhat interacted in the world of Shakespeare. Hamlet and The Lion King ,all though years apart in the making, have been drafted to be almost similar with little to no differences. They are similar in the ways of the plot and the moral background, but different as far as the ending transition of Hamlet and Simba are combined.
In the film Sunset Boulevard many characters struggled with wishes, lies and dreams of fame and fortune. The film states the corruption in Hollywood and that people will do anything to get ahead. With hope and delusion each character tries to gain happiness, while only being self-destructive and isolating themselves. The characters ultimately deny their problems and confuse those around them.
The short story, “Button, Button,” by Richard Matheson, is focused around a married couple facing a difficult decision. The couple is given a button delivered by a mysterious man, Mr. Steward, and if they press the button, somewhere, someone they don 't know dies and they receive a payment of $50,000 dollars. For my adaptation of “Button, Button”, I did scene six, an important scene in the short story as Norma pushes the button, and is later informed that Arthur died. She soon realizes his life-insurance policy is $25,000 with double indemnity. I stayed faithful to characterization and departed from the tone of the short story.
In William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, Hamlet assumes the disguise of a man that has lost his mind. Hamlet uses this madness to masquerade around in such a way as to not draw attention to his true plan, to avenge his murdered father. Many readers debate as to whether Hamlet is truly mad, or whether he is fully aware of his actions and what he is doing. However, both sides of the debate can agree that Hamlet’s apparent madness is a key element of the play, Hamlet.
The audience sympathise with King Lear’s redemption. Throughout the play, he gets a chance at redemption to make up for his mistake of having “thy truth being the dower:” for his daughter. He realises the folly of his actions and redeems himself stating “I am a very foolish fond old man”. This demonstrates King Lear's change in character as he learns that he is not as powerful as thinks he was and starts to become more humble. There is a lure of sympathy for King Lear because a story of redemption inspires people and catches their imagination, that anything is possible. Shakespeare changes King Lear to make him sympathetic because he undergoes a huge struggle and is emotionally varied. This makes him seem more human and not just a character.
In the play, Hamlet, William Shakespeare reflects the common early modern beliefs and perspectives about madness by using the character development of the protagonist who feigns madness throughout the play. Given Hamlet 's status as a prince, current knowledge of madness during the time period, and the contrast of the different types of madness of other characters in the play, Elizabethan audiences would have found it plausible that Hamlet feigns madness as part of his plot to avenge his father 's death. This new historicist perspective steers the modern reader away from anachronistic psychological interpretations of the play.
Lear is deceived by his two daughters Goneril and Regan. During the pageantry, both Goneril and Regan provide flattering answers as to how much they love Lear. This is the deception itself in that Goneril and Regan do not love Lear, but rather power. After the pageantry, when Goneril and Regan are alone and the two discuss their fathers behaviour, Goneril proposes, “we must do something, and i’ th’ heat’” (1.1.336). Goneril wishes to take action right away in as Lear is senile and vulnerable. The two daughters plan to take over Lear’s power. They deceive him into thinking they love him through their compelling words, but they do don’t actually love him. The reality is that Cordelia loves Lear, but because Lear is obsessed with his vanity so
William Shakespeare's King Lear is depressing and has no mercy, but it also encounters many more aspects which are quite important for everyone to know, such as: trails of deaths, battles, love, hatred, treacheries and most importantly nature and culture. Shakespeare created a play where the world was cruel and there was only plotting and tragedy with no shining light at the end of the tunnel.
When reading the play “Fences” by August Wilson, one may say that it is a tragedy, and that the protagonist, Troy Maxson, has tragic flaws that leads him through a path of false judgement. Troy is seen as a stubborn man and wants everything to go his way or the highway. However, in actuality, he is not a bad guy, Troy is just a father who wants to keep his family out of harm’s way. This led me to three journalists with similar judgments of Troy Maxson. Critics Joseph H. Wessling, Alice Mills, and Myles Weber all give their own insight on the play “Fences.” I agree with Wessling’s statement “Troy, for all his strengths, is flawed humanity in need of forgiveness,” disagrees with Mills’ claim “…Troy does not face trail of initiation until he crossed the fence and left behind the protection of his family for the world of difficult choices.”, and Weber’s claim “Troy’s cruelty constituted a clever method of challenging
Shakespeare 's play, King Lear, portrays Lear 's excursion to astuteness and humbleness before his unfortunate destruction. The novel, A Thousand Acres, by Jane Smiley, returns to this great catastrophe through an advanced understanding of Shakespeare 's King Lear. Like Lear surrendering his crown to his three little girls, Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia, Lawrence "Larry" Cook isolates his thousand sections of land of farmland amongst his three girls, Ginny, Rose, and Caroline. A Thousand Acre 's particular paralleling to King Lear permits characters to be created with an abundance and many-sided quality not display in King Lear. By the by, the likenesses between the two works of writing are professed; both works add to the subjects of, sympathy and compromise, appearance versus reality, and the part of ladies in a patriarchal society. On the other hand, the distinctions in the improvement of the topics in, A Thousand Acres and King Lear, are showed through the unmistakable portrayal of the parallel characters; Lear and Larry,
play. Especially, when the Fool first appearance is in Act 1, scene iv, after Cordelia had moved away with the King of France and Kent has banished out kingdom even after the storm and others disguiser figures, It seems, they are appearance on the stage at the same time frequently .
Lear’s madness was addressed in the very first scene and then continued to pop up quite frequently as the story went on. Kent called Lear out for being mad when he banished his daughter Cordelia after she wouldn’t tell him how much she loved him (1.1.146). He realized that Lear was being extremely unreasonable and was making this rash decision without really stopping to think about what he was doing. This is not a strange thing for Lear, he has been known to make rash decision because he is so short-tempered. In fact, after Kent tried to calm him down and have him reflect on what he was doing, Lear got angry and banished Kent as well, who was his right hand man. As the play progresses, Lear’s madness is exposed again and again. One spot in particular that really demonstrated his loosening grip on reality was in scene four of act three when after talking to Poor Tom, he ripped off his clothes (3.4.107-108). He had been talking to Poor Tom after leaving his horrible daughters at Goneril’s home, venturing into a nasty storm, and was completely unphased by the crazy things that he is telling him. This part of the play was a big moment because it captured one of the key moments in Lear’s downward spiral into insanity. His whole journey leading to his madness was foreshadowed in the very first scene and carried through all the way to the end of the
Practice can make things perfect, but it is the passion that persuades them. In King Lear, Lear’s first phase of development is about his wild enthusiasm (passion). First and foremost of the play, Lear enters his castle and begins to discuss the division of Britain between his daughters: Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia. Lear says that he will handover his throne, but whoever expresses greater amount of their affection shall get the largest bounty; “Which of you shall we say doth love us most?” (1.1.52). While Goneril and Regan succeed in their flattery; Lear’s energetic love is destroyed in light of the fact that Cordelia did not exaggerate her love towards her father. This outcomes in King Lear abandoning and banishing Cordelia. Close to