In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, ACT 3, scene 1 is a crucial in creating the circumstances that lead to the tragedy of the play. Shakespeare incorporates tragedy into Romeo and Juliet with the use of plot, language devices and aesthetic features. With these devices Shakespeare integrates poetic dialogue, forbidden love and devastating tragedy into the script of the play. In ACT 3, scene 1, Tybalt kills Mercutio and is killed by Romeo who is then banished by the prince, these unfortunate events contribute to the tragedy of the play. The scene begins with Benvolio and Mercutio hanging out, mocking each other and insulting the Capulets.
These crude comments Hamlet says to Ophelia continue throughout the play until Ophelia is being buried when Hamlet asserts that he loved Ophelia. The male character’s treatment of Ophelia and Gertrude make them appear to be ineffectual
Throughout the history of Shakespearen literature, Shakespeare tends to develop the characters in to a way that complements the story. For an example, in Macbeth, he shows the digression of the main character by an internal conflict residing from a mental condition, if he did not explain every detail of his thought process then the story would be bland and not a literature masterpiece. Another key example is the story of Romeo and Juliet, even though it is a romantic piece, he still assigns different personality traits to each character. Which makes them a key asset to how the story concludes and the theme the reader is left to discover. One of the biggest colliding character interactions is Benvolio and Tybalt.
In the assessment of William P. Dawson’s work, Dawson looks at the puns on “woe” and “woo” in Romeo and Juliet. He looks at different times they are used as puns throughout the play. He concludes the many possible meanings of the two words such as linking love and death, die, seduction, suffering, courtship and grief. Dawson pulls many examples of the different meanings of the words out of the play. He is then able to compare how the two are used during the play.
William Shakespeare continues throughout the “Tempest” to take very common topics and puts a twist on them , so that the reader can fully get the message of what he is trying to portray. Also Shakespeare uses many metaphors and puns to bring a satire feel to the actual play. One quote that reveals this satire feel is “Hell is empty and the devils are here” (William Shakespeare, The Tempest) which he is saying that all the devils are not in hell they are right here in front of me. In the Tempest , Shakespeare uses Prospero to interact with Ariel , and Caliban to convey power and colonialism and how when a powerless person is given power they may abuse the power they have on the powerless. In the Tempest , Shakespeare uses Prospero to
Shakespeare’s Hamlet uses the literary device of imagery to give ideas that are far from the actual representation of a thought. Imagery is used as a language that represents objects and ideas and allows any reader to visualize what the author is trying to reveal rather than just listening to the words. The intensity of imagery that Shakespeare writes in this play is distinct with his twisted ways of showing rottenness, disease, and corruption.
Shakespeare’s puns are often an important factor in his plays and sonnets. One of the most distinctive characteristics Shakespeare gave Hamlet is his humor. His humor begins with being a playful tone, however, he also uses puns as a way to convey his madness. Shakespeare uses puns and paradoxes most of the time in Hamlets dialogue. His first words in the play are towards King Claudius and are in the form of a pun, “A little more than kin, and less than kind.”
William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a literary masterpiece — a story of revenge, psychological distress, distorted truth, sexism and corruption — bound into a framework laced with cynicism and volatility. All intricately woven into a narrative through the characters Shakespeare develops. Hamlet, the central personality of the story and protagonist throughout, is characterized in a particularly maverick manner: through the other characters. This idea in literature is called the character foil: when the contrasting qualities or attributes of two characters aims to highlight specific traits or actions (or lack thereof…) of one of the characters. In Hamlet, Shakespeare crafts each character to contrast with Hamlet in some significant way to highlight
Shakespeare’s The Tempest is often considered fiction and finds content in expressing characteristics of both the main character, Prospero and differences in the power dynamics affecting his characters. Shakespeare often uses groups of characters to emphasize the complexity of their surroundings and effects on their behavior. The overall repetition of complications faced or caused in relation to Prospero and play an enormous role in the plot, helping to develop both the his feelings and the emotional ties of others regarding him. Shakespeare also varies the diction to place emphasis on the power dynamic and relationships observed between thespians.
Shakespeare is knows to make tragic stories which revolve around tragic heroes. In the book Hamlet, hamlet is seen as a tragic hero for several reasons, one of them which is his tragic or fatal flaw procrastination. Often in Shakespeare’s book there is one main tragic hero but in Hamlet there are two, Hamlet and Ophelia. Ophelia who is the love interest of Hamlet is only seen in the play a couple of times, but she is a significant character because Shakespeare portrays her as an innocent women who is seen battling with her true feeling and her women duties.
In the comedy “10 things I hate about you” directed by Gil Junger, numerous elements of the movie are heavily influenced by the play “the Taming of the Shrew”, which is a comedic play written by the poet William Shakespeare. Many core components of the movie, such as the characters, plot and general story, are all inspired and even copied from the play itself. One such component is the characters Patrick Verona and his “the Taming of the Shrew” equivalent Petruchio. In the movie, Patrick takes the role of the outsider, a character who has no regard for his own reputation as shown by how he does things that are out of the ordinary, such when he “ate a live duck..minus the beak and feet” and explicitly said to Kate “i’m sure you have thought
Sydni Williams Ms. Free AP Literature/Composition 2 February 2017 Suicide & Self-Annihilation Suicide. This word by definition is the act of deliberately killing oneself. The topic of suicide is as old as time itself, even stemming back to biblical days. Even so, suicide is still being used by thousands across the world to cope with various traumatising situations.
In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, we are given the theme of “something rotten” throughout the first acts of the play. The meaning of “something rotten” signifies the betrayal and murder that occurs in Denmark. The old king Hamlet was sneakily poisoned in the ear by his own brother. His brother soon than marries the queen. Hamlet is outraged at this and he cannot fathom how his mother has gotten over his father’s death so quickly.
Love is an extremely crucial factor in determining how one feels about death. Depending on your relationship with an individual, it varies how you may perceive news of their death. Tillie, a main character in the novel Let the Great World Spin, did not want to be on earth without her friend, Jazzyn. “She was tired of everyone wanting to go to heaven, nobody wanting to die. The only thing worth grieving over, she said, was that sometimes there was more beauty in this life than the world could bear” (McCann 103).