Lying is the most committed sin. Everyday people lie whether small or big. Every human knows that lying should not be exercised, but sometimes, in certain situations, lying is necessary due to the consequences of telling the truth.
The Wizard of Oz and Wicked are both very successful and well-known broadway musicals. Both of these musicals are based off of the same story, but each give a slightly different meaning to it. While they are both based on a similar tale, these two broadway musicals have many characteristics that are similar and differ from each other. This paper will compare and contrast the characters, theme, and plot.
One of America’s greatest plays is “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller. The Crucible is based off of the true events of the Salem Witch Trials, which caused mass hysteria all throughout Salem; However, it was a satire that explained the hysteria during Arthur Miller’s time known as the “Red Scare”. During this satire, he uses characters that had real-life counterparts to explain how mass hysteria, which is exaggerated and uncontrollable emotions of fear, to show how people of his day were doing the same things and how they needed to stop it before it got worse. In the play, two characters who could have stopped the hysteria that plagued Salem were Abigail Williams and Reverend Hale.
Racial Prejudice in WICKED: How is the theme of racial prejudice explored in Act One of the musical WICKED?
Cruelty is a recurrent theme in literature that often acts as a critical factor in a novel’s development. In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, the occurrence of cruelty is seen to be gradually increasing as the story goes on from accusations of witchcraft that lead into chaos and death. Through Miller’s depiction of the merciless accusations and murders of innocent people, cruelty reveals a high extent of people’s animosity and vengeance that is greatly influenced by the attitude of the surrounding atmosphere.
Gregory Maguire’s Wicked is a new perspective on the classic story of Dorothy Gale, the Wizard of Oz and the Wicked Witch of the West. The book introduces Elphaba, the Wicked Witch from the original tale and shows her life before the classic story, which paints her in a different and far more sympathetic light. Elphaba has an unfortunate childhood, born with unusual physical features, her unique appearance is used by her father to help encourage conversion to his religion. Additionally her mother was very distant, if not neglectful, and both parents doted on her sister instead. In the story Elphaba pushes people away, transforms from a well meaning activist to vengeful extremist and attacks and kidnaps Dorothy in a series of events that lead
The purpose of this book is to discuss how important of humans in the art worlds. Howard Becker describes that arts worlds are constituted by some people instead of individual and these people bring out the rules of the art worlds due to culture or resources.
This piece is important because it is exceptional compared to well-known artists. It has an philosophical interpretation that can relate to viewers’ lives. It is visually unusual compared to other art because it does not have a specific subject, and the crypticness is fascinating because it has viewers thinking deeply about its meaning as they begin to understand the visuals. It is a substantial piece of art because if one is having a difficult time in life, one can glance at The Deep and feel a sense of comfort of not feeling
Wicked is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz based on a book by Winnie Holzman. The musical is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz. Wicked celebrated its tenth anniversary on Broadway on 30 October 2013. It is the 9th longest-Broadway show, surpassing Beauty and the Beast. A typical performance runs for approximately two hours and thirty minutes. Wicked is famous for a long history, mighty messages and admirable songs.
Many people have been in a situation where they have needed another person’s support either physically or emotionally. Having someone to lean on can make a challenge easier to overcome. Also knowing someone is there, gives the power to believe that a difficult task can be accomplished. Jim and Will have been best friends since birth. They do everything together and have never thought differently. Holloway lets the minutes, hours, and days tick by waiting for everything to be perfect. Jim and Halloway have to find ways to overcome their personal challenges to win against evil. In Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury the theme is the power of overcoming evil through friendship, love, joy, and acceptance.
It is easy today for someone to see the effects famous artworks have had: the toy clocks that look like they are melting and dripping off the table, the parodies of artworks on coffee mugs, and the artistic styles that still appear across the world. Many of these products and influences originated from the 1930s. This time was characterized by the Great Depression, upcoming World War II, the entering of communism on the world stage. Economic strife and political orientation found their way into the world of art, helping to develop new movements of Surrealism, Social Realism, and Regionalism along with artists, such as Salvador Dali, that will continue to captivate large audiences for times to come.
“There is no place like home. There is no place like home. There is no place like home.” The journey of four “friends” following the yellow brick road on their way to Emerald City. They go on this journey through the land of Oz and take the risks that come with it. The Wizard of Oz represents the power of friendship and on how society can affect the way we see ourselves.
To many, The Wizard of Oz serves as a fairytale with the sole purpose of bringing joy to the reader. To others, however, the story weaves subtle, yet deep political themes in its pages. Debated for many years, some literary experts insist there are influences of Populism and what they fought for. They see influences of the fight for the silver standard, the roads paved of gold in America, criticisms of industrialization, racial commentary, class differences, and feminism among many other important themes. While there are many compelling arguments for each side; deeming the Wizard of Oz a true Populist parable may be far-fetched. There are many parallels and symbols one can find in the pages of Baum’s fairytale, but one cannot effectively connect them with Populist beliefs for certain. In this way, The Wizard of Oz does not serve as a true politically charged anecdote. Analyzing Baum’s life and personality helps to explain that, while there may have been strong influences of feminism due to the strong relationship he harbored with his wife, his political engagement and personality appear too lacking to write a politically driven fairy tale.
The main characters of the written version and radio play of “Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed” are similar and different in many ways. In the article “Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed”, the author, Ray Bradbury, depicts his main characters by descriptions and written dialogue. In the radio play of “Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed”, the producer, Michael McDonough, depicted his main characters through dialogue and sound effects. Both of these people displayed their characters to have similar personalities and used the same main characters.
The setting of the movie in a classic suburban community around the 1950’s. The community aims for perfection in a way, that nothing odd is okay. That is why the mansion, where Edward Scissorhands has got residence, is a spot of dirt of the picture of perfection the community is trying to show. The color scheme makes the good versus evil theme very clear in the movie, in the way there is a clear contrast between good and evil. For example, the ‘good’ of the movie is shown, when we see the colors of the characters and the surrounding area. Another example is the dark colors of Edward Scissorhands’ residence and himself in general; a dark and gloomy look, which resembles sadness, death and depression. All characteristics we can relate to Edward Scissorhands and his backstory in general. The community works around the comfort of conformity; that means, that matching beliefs and values is the key to acceptance to town, where ‘Edward Scissorhands’ take place.