In the whole play, imagination of the author as well as the imagination of the reader or the observer is playing a determinant role. While the author 's imagination has formed the characters in accordance to his vision of the situation, the imagination of the readers helps to correctly interpret and identify the main message of the play. The imagination of the author might have imposed a large impact on the whole scope of the problems reflected in the play. The author might have appeared to need to focus on the larger range of issues and problems. The imagination of the reader, in its turn, contributes to the perception of the play.
The Crucible and 12 Angry Men are two plays with the same theme of justice that is expressed differently throughout each play. From their differing time periods and setting, both plays explore the justice system within society and the role people play within the system. Both 12 Angry Men and The Crucible have similarities, both plays have main characters that are attempting to right wrongs that they see being committed in their respected plays. Once the authors introduced the characters to us they then showed us how they implement the justice system in their plays and the effect it had on the plays societies. The outcome of these stories are different and they express varying effects the justice system can have on society.
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the actions of the characters are not only determined by fate, but also by human factor. “O! I am Fortune’s fool!” (I.iii. 147) Romeo blames his actions on fate, but throughout the story it is not only fate, but human factors including himself. Fate and human factor have both contributed into Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet evidently in different parts of the story.
The Use and Abuse of Power in Measure for Measure and The Tempest William Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Measure for Measure are similar in that they both raise controversial questions on the theme of power. Shakespeare displays many forms of power in different ways through Prospero in The Tempest and through the Duke in Measure for Measure. These forms of power include the power of compassion, the desire for power amongst men, the power of an authority over his subjects, and the power of magic and of manipulation. The purpose of this paper is to address the problematic relationship between power and the intention of the major characters to teach others a bitter lesson, albeit with different tactics. These two plays highlight the self-serving nature of power and the human tendency to use it to one’s own advantage.
The weights are a symbol of suppression, the government claiming to bring equality, is literally using weights to pull down those that could endanger the system. Although the weights as a handicap device are a curious choice, because they bring a side effect that the government obviously did not anticipate. Lifting weights is a recipe for getting stronger, Harrison for example has struggled against the weights so long that he turned out exceptionally strong, hence the government has helped creating a potential nemesis. But also it seems an appeal that people, unlike George Bergeron who simply accepts his fate, need to rise up and not let themselves be weighed down by anything or
Tragedy has always been regarded a great genre portraying puzzle of human existence; demonstrating from diverse angles that both greatness and humility come from within, proclaiming free will and touching upon the delicate matters such as fate. There is no doubt that Othello was a Shakespearean tragedy . is a play written by Shakespeare, or a play written in the style and manner of Shakespeare by a different writer. Shakespearean tragedy has its own specific features, which characterize it from other tragedies. Some elements of a Shakespearean tragedy are a tragic hero: chief character cursed by fate and possessed of a tragic flaw, struggle between good and evil, this struggle can take place as part of the plot or exist within the main character.
Without this valuing of altruism, rulers do not have, and have not earned, the will of their people. If the people’s will is not earned, then the ruler is said to have left the “correct path” and if losing the support of the people “they lose their countries” (Chan p. 92). Overthrowing the government then, is simply the divine expression of heaven itself, and justified if
2014080254 金秀珍 Sue Kim Professor Ivy 英语戏剧选读 22 June, 2016 The Problem of Choice in The Merchant of Venice The Merchant of Venice written by William Shakespeare is classified as a comedy. However, some people hold controversial issues about the genre of this play because there are various interpretations of the play by different point of views. The reason why this play has been a subject of controversy is because the play includes confliction between Jews and Christians, law and mercy, love and friendship, merchant and usurer and all of which contains social issues. Besides, there are different interpretations of the character Shylock which can influence the atmosphere of the play. To understand the play, considering social issue is important
In Aristotle’s Poetics, Aristotle discusses poetry and tragedy, focusing on its definition and elements. He defines tragedy as “the imitation of an action that is serious and also, as having magnitude… with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish its catharsis of such emotions” (Aristotle 8). This applies to Sophocles’ tragedy because it is written in a way that focuses on the characterization of its characters, which lead to its catharsis or the final effect of the play on the audience. Aristotle also notes the importance of the events outside the play and since Oedipus the King starts in medias res, the events before the play should be discussed. To give context as to how Oedipus became the king of Thebes, he grows up knowing that his father is Polybus, the king of Corinth, and his mother is Dorian.
He believed that only philosophers can rule and become kings and on the other hand, the lower class did not have his attention. According to him the lower class should only obey the rules set by the elites. Democracy in Plato’s view is dangerous and the political opinions are not of equal values. Even though Plato seemed to have a greatly negative understanding of democracy he did not hate democracy all the way, because he believed that a leader should have popularity and consent in order to