The character i portrayed was Hermia who was from a midsummers night dream by William Shakespeare.The first part of the play is when Hermia is stressed and furious. This is shown on page 3 when Hermia states “So will i grow,so live,so die my lord?”This is because her father wants her to either die or marry Demetrius who she’s not in love with,but Lysander, who she loves,comes up with a plan that will keep both of them far away from Demetrius.The 2nd part of the play is when Hermia begins confused, but then becomes jealous of Helena.This is displayed on page 36 when she says to her, “Get you gone! Who isn’t that hinders you?”.This is because Lysander is now acting like he loves Helena,but then she realises he actually does.This causes Hermia
Most of the time, when a person thinks they can control another person, they are mistaken. A Midsummer’s Night Dream by William Shakespeare is a play that demonstrates the subject of control. Several Characters in the play attempts to make another person do what they want. An example in the story is when a woman named Helena is tries to force a man named Demetrius to love her by chasing him in the woods trying to persuade him. At the end, Shakespeare makes the case that it is not possible to control another person’s actions, because the results are unwanted and tragic.
Countee Leroy Porter was born on May 30, 1903. His exact birthplace is unknown, but his possible birthplaces are Baltimore, Maryland; New York, New York (based on his claims); and Louisville, Kentucky (based on his references on legal applications).When he was nine years old, he was brought to Harlem and looked after by his grandmother. She looked after him until she died in 1918. At age fifteen, Countee Cullen was looked after by Reverend Frederick A. Cullen, a preacher who eventually became the president of the NAACP. He became the main figure in Countee’s life due to his acts for fighting for African-American rights.
In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, women are rewarded for accepting the decisions of others and repressing their own desires. This is a conscious choice on his behalf, as all of the female characters initially make their own decisions and then are punished into letting others make decisions for them. For example, Hermia, Helena, Titania, and Hippolyta are all disobedient women in some degree. Hermia’s refusal to accept any decision other than her own regarding her marriage, Helena’s redirected love for Demetrius and revealing the elopement, Titania’s determination to care for her adopted son, and Hippolyta’s mythological history are all sources of their condemnation by the men attempting to control them. All are forced to suffer in some way, until Helena, Titania, and Hippolyta succumb to the pressure to repress their pursuance of their desiderata.
“I have a rendezvous with Death”. This poem is written by Alan Seeger. It talks about situation of speaker in war on theme of death. He starts his title “I have a rendezvous with Death” with paradoxical words. The word "rendezvous" is a positive term where people arrange to meet each other with willing. For the word "Death" also known as in negative term means losses that no one wants to meet with him. He also uses ironic diction. There are three stanzas; six, eight, and ten lines. Including to rhyme scheme throughout each stanza.
Objectification obscures the inner thoughts and places a mask over one’s true self. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare, the Athenian women are governed by very fixed stereotypes: they must fight to remove the masks and assert their independence . This play confronts the issue of gender equality which arises in complicated family decisions and romantic relationships. While in the Athens society, it is common that men are dominant over women, in contrast, women dominate over men in the Amazonian system of gender. As time progresses in this play, one can see the shift from strict patriarchal rule to a balanced perspective. The men in the Athens society had total control over the women, leaving women to feel helpless. Through Theseus’s example of a true partnership with Hippolyta, the other Athenian men must come to accept the importance of a woman’s perspective and voice.
“And though she be but little, she is fierce” -William Shakespeare. In today’s day and age, one of the greatest topics of debate is gender roles. It is evident everywhere, from cyberspace to the streets of home, from online petitions to marches across the country such as the Women’s March. Shakespeare lived in the Elizabethan Era of England, where Queen Elizabeth I, the virgin queen ruled. At that time in history, the status quo and social norm was simple. Patriarchy was the predominant force as men were regarded as superior to women, both in society as well as the relationship scene. Shakespeare attempted to change this perception through his multiple works of literature. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare uses the theme of gender roles to express the idea that the status quo and social norm in the Elizabethan era can be challenged through courtship, father-daughter relationships, and wedlock. The play commences with the courtship of multiple individuals.
An essential element of William Shakespeare 's comedy Twelfth Night is the theme of self-love i.e. vanity and narcissism. Shakespeare likely set Twelfth Night 's action to occur January 5 and 6, the Eve of Epiphany and the day of Epiphany. During the course of these two days, all of the most important characters experience epiphanies, revelatory moments in which they recognize truths concerning themselves, their vanities and narcissism. Using Sigmund Freud 's work on narcissism, the true nature if the characters of Twelfth Night could be well explored by analyzing the moments of epiphanies.
Nothing But Death, The poem from Pablo Neruda translated and edited by Robert Bly. The poem presented about the looks of the Death and about how the death appears around the human. There are seven stanzas in this poem and the techniques appeared in the poem are Imagery, Simile, Metaphor, and Alliteration. The imagery is the techniques used all over the seven stanzas in this poem to describe the image of the Death the movement, and the sound which included Auditory, Visual, and Kinetic.
The answer to whether love is true or faithless is not always concrete, and it is this question that plagues the speaker in Philip Larkin’s An Arundel Tomb. The poem centralizes itself around the medieval tomb of the Earl and Countess of Arundel, in which the speaker questions the validity of the statues’ seemingly eternal love. Although historical allusions offer hints and statements about the infidelious nature of the time period, and bring into question the accuracy of the couple’s portrayal, connotations, unlike facts, are not set in stone. Despite the challenges bias towards periods of history presents, love ultimately prevails as an ideal that transcends time.
In William Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream the circumstances surrounding love have been put into question, this occurs when a magical nectar is put in the eyes of three major characters, and changes their feelings towards the people in their lives. Titania, Lysander and Demetrius all have had the nectar put into their eyes, though Demetrius avoids having this done to him in act 2 scene 2 which is the scene that the focus of this paper will be looking at. Throughout the play, we focus largely on the love life of Helena, which unfortunately does not seem to exist. She is in love with Demetrius, whom does not care for her in the same way, he does not cherish her at all before he is under the influence of magic. Once Lysander declares
The ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ is a poem written by Wilfred Owen on September 1917. Wilfred Owen was born on 18th March 1893, in Oswestry, United Kingdom, and his poems are famous through the use of descriptive words to portray the pity of the war, which is a common theme throughout all of his poems. Owen wrote most of his poems between August 1917 to September 1918 before he was killed on 4th November at Sambre-Oise canal in France. ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ is a poem about a soldier dying in foreign country, and no one is praying for them; at the same time, the family in home country just can pray and do nothing other than that. Owen describes the theme of this poem agony of forgotten soldiers by using several literary devices such as imagery,
This is said in Act III, by the Stage Manager. The Stage Manager is saying that we all believe in something, and we all believe that we go somewhere when we die. Wilder is saying that a good percentage of the human race gets too caught up in the trivial nature of everyday life, forgetting the real nature of human existence. We are here to question what this “something” is. The Stage Manager says in the play that this something is connected to humanity. We are put on this Earth for a purpose, and this “eternal” is said to exist in each one of us.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream dealt with the universal theme of love and its complications: lust, disappointment, confusion, and marriage, featuring three interlocking plots, connected by a celebration of the wedding of Theseus, Duke of Athens and the Amazonian queen Hippolyta. The play rotates around different forms of love, two of them being love for friendship (Philia) and romantic (Eros) or true love. Love is the most important theme of the play and the asymmetrical love seen in the play between the four Athenians and romantic encounters cause conflict within the play. There is a strong friendship love between two characters, Hermia and Helena. These two ladies are regarded as sisters as they have grown up together always having each other’s
“Pygmalion was written to challenge the class system, traditional stereotypes and the audience’s own views.”