Within the play Trash Anthem, the two are already in a relationship and have reached the end. However in Sure Thing, it is the blossoming of a new relationship. Comparing the two plays, the characters are both believable because the reactions that come from the responses are how normal humans would react as well. Trash Anthem developed the characters by showing the “Woman” and her anger truthfully being a longing for her husband. But overall, Sure Thing had more development in character towards the end as Billy and Betty begin to get more excited as they realize they have a connection with things like “Woody Allen” and “Entenmann’s crumb cake” (Ives 12).
Alicia Suskin Ostriker's, “The Window, at the Moment of Flame” and Jack Gilbert's Michiko Dead” are poems that connect to the reader to deliver different, yet powerful and complex themes. There are different thematic statements that really bring out the author's strong feelings behind what many may think the thematic concepts says. “The Window, at the Moment of Flame” was written two weeks after 9/11 showing a glimpse of what it means to be an innocent American in a world wracked by violence. Ostriker says she was trying to "mostly tap a sense of looking on helplessly at human madness"(Friday Pick). Her poem is written in the first person point-of-view and we see directly into a child’s mind in the first line, and as the distance increases
Shakespeare’s Macbeth has had a significant relevance throughout modern contemporary society. Macbeth is still relevant to today’s audiences moderately due to human nature being similar to that of the Elizabethan, Jacobean era. The play’s themes still relate to modern society for example: guilt, anxiety, hierarchy, ambition, power and gender. Over time Disney films have become well known for the concept of Gender roles both male and female, the female being the weaker sex. Disney princesses have usually been shown through a traditional fairy tale concept, the damsel-in-distress in need of help and to be back but in line.
English essay Reem Al-Ahmad 10 Dunes How does Russell present the character of Linda to an audience throughout the play? William "Willy" Russell is a British playwright, lyricist and musician, who wrote a grievous play ‘Blood Brothers’, in 1983 set in Liverpool. Russell uses a strong yet effective literary convention, dramatic irony as the base, and builds up throughout the play. The play follows with two twins separated at birth due to social class matters, demonstrating a set of events that lead to a heartbreaking conclusion. This essay will examine Russell’s portrayal of Linda, along with scenes Russell decides to embed her in, and occasionally conveys a certain message to the audience.
Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, is seen as a true piece of American Literature that presents itself at the core of McCarthyism in the bitter wake of Communists spies inside the United States. In many cases the main character of Abigail Williams is considered secondary to that of John Proctor. However, many years later, Miller writes a screenplay for the 1996 film adaptation starring Hollywood heavyweights like Winona Ryder; whose portrayal seems to allow the character of Abigail to have more room to expand. It is to my opinion that the author does this to present a more rapid and truthful motif that differs from that of the 1950 ‘witch hunt’ for communists. It is shown in the differing aspects of Abigail’s character from play to screen,
Within the first pages, Oates developed and introduced the characters, established a setting and touched on the major events that impacted the main characters. Years later, as Genna introduced her book, which she claims held no title, about the death of Minette Swift, she stated, “Some truths are lies my father Maximilian Meade has said. My father was a man who acquired fame and notoriety for such inflammatory statements, that fill some of us with rage. No truths can be lies is my preferred belief. And so I begin, my text without a title in the service of justice” (2).
As many others during the Elizabethan Era, Shakespeare was deeply influenced by the Great Chain of Being. The Great Chain of Being was first devised by Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, and Proclus, but was further developed and reached it’s full capacity during early modern Neoplatonism. It’s influence stretched from the 16th to early 17th century. The Great Chain of Being established a clear hierarchy, the most divine being God and the least being minerals and inanimate objects. In Shakespeare's play Macbeth, Macbeth disrupts the chain by killing the King, against God’s wish, leading the the demise of the Great Chain of Being, throwing everything into chaos.
Journey to the West was written by Wu Cheng’en, a novelist in Ming Dynasty, originated from Great Tang Records on the Western Regions, folk legends and Yuan Zaju operas. As the first full-length romantic god-evil novel in ancient China, this novel portrays the social reality at that time in depth, and is the beginning of magic realism. In the original version of Wu Cheng’en, the main characters are Sun Wukong, Tang Seng, the pig and the sand monk. This novel tells a story that Tang Priest and his three disciples travel westward for Buddhist Scriptures. After eighty adventurous experiences, Tang Sanzang finally reach the west and got the real scripture.
The reader becomes very aware of the situation Nora is faced with as Ibsen challenges us to think about the societal times women were a part of during the late 1800’s. As Unni Langas states in her article describing gender within the play, “..this drama is not so much about Nora’s struggle to find herself as a human being, as it is about her shocking experience of being treated as a woman..” (Langas, 2005). This gives the reader an insight into Nora Helmer’s character. She is evidently perceived as the Doll trapped in the Doll house, as she is viewed as an entertainer rather than her own person in the eyes of her husband and children. The representation of the doll is symbolically significant as Nora is compared to a beautiful feminine figure, being the doll, but also someone who is treated as a toy and as someone who is disrespected.
War was absolutely devastating; emotionally and economically throughout the world. Especially after World War I, is was shocking to people because it was the first time anyone had witnessed something so distorting. In America, it changed everyone 's life styles. People became more materialistic and rebellious. The UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History talks about that time period by saying “The novel reflects the outward glitter and the inward corruption of the Roaring Twenties , also known as the Jazz Age, a decade of prosperity and excess that began soon after the end of World War I (1914–18) in 1918 and ended with the 1929 stock-market crash”(656).