The play is consequently written not about the down fall of its hero but around the chronological stages by which Bolingbroke threatens, captures, and retains the crown. Throughout a tragedy play readers suffer with the hero and feel sympathy for the hero but it does not happen with Richard II. So the play cannot be claim as a tragedy. From the point of view of Harold Bloom, it can be mentioned that Richard II is not a character of a real tragic hero because of its having lack of the qualities of a tragic hero. In the same way he is an incomplete politician also.
That's exactly the reason John Wilkes Booth failed. Booth did not accomplish his goal because he didn't motivate the South, he didn't keep the Civil War going, and he didn't become known as a Southern hero. John Wilkes Booth valued glory over success, and that's precisely why he wasn’t successful. He focused on the glory of the act instead of planning and fulfilling it. That's why so many parts of his plan failed.
Bloom blames historicism for destroying these founding myths. For instance, Charles Beard devalued the public spirit in favor of private interests thus devaluing our founding ideology and fathers (Bloom 56). This has created cynical individuals that are unwilling to place great stock in our founding to either be motivated by it or heavily critical of it (56). The lack of ideological superiority makes a moral education impossible to instill in youth as they do not understand the highs and lows thus leaving them without moral equilibrium (Bloom
I agree that Friar Lawrence is not a voice of reason in the play. In Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence is portrayed as father figure to both Romeo and Juliet. In this essay, “voice” will refer to one’s decisions and “reason” will refer to rationality. This essay will argue that Friar Lawrence is not a voice of reason in the play as he is a hypocrite and since he is a foolhardy person. Firstly, Friar Lawrence is not a voice of reason in the play as he is a hypocritical person.
Doesn’t it sound terrible to fit in with everyone else? If not, then you may want to consider the ideas of the write Aldous Huxley. Huxley was the writer of the dystopian novel Brave New World. He wrote this book in spite of the fear he had in society. Huxley was concerned over the community’s value on conformity as he believed it didn’t allow free thought, dissent, or uniqueness.
E. According to Roger Pearson’s literary criticism of The Great Gatsby: As a prophet of the American Dream, Gatsby fails – miserably – a victim of his own warped idealism and false set of values. The American Dream is not to be a reality, in that it no longer exists, except in the minds of mend like Gatsby, whom it destroys in their espousal and relentless pursuit of it. The American Dream is, in reality, a nightmare (Pearson 645).
William Shakespeare was characterized by the fact that he doesn’t give the public and readers and gives a clear result, but he leaves it up to the person to make his or her own opinion about the specific issue. However the characters appearing in the plays are very miscellaneous. Also their diversity gives Shakespeare 's stories ambiguity and thrill. I was also intrigued by this ambiguity of Shakespeare’s works and I wanted to express my own opinion about this matter. Furthermore Romeo and Juliet is a play about love in the midst of war.
It criticizes the habit of using the play to improve or further academic or political motives. The author discourages people from retelling the story. This is because it does not help to improve the quality of the play and the objectives of lecture theatres are just poorer than the original objectives of the play. Similarly, the author uses a comparison of the situation to one of his own works called No More Prayers which was intentionally written in response to the cultural changes of Antigone. The author’s play explains the consequences of retelling myth over time.
“Bad company ruins good morals” (I have no freaking clue how to quote the Bible seeing as I am not religious ). If the person is not strong enough to stay true to themselves they lose themselves. It is hard to say wether Macbeth was destined for failure or if it was certain events that led him there, though it is certain that at the end of the play Macbeth was not the same man as he was at the beginning. A person can possess good morals and live a good life, but if that person is manipulated and surrounded by bad company and temptation those morals may be ruined. Macbeth begins the play as a more sympathetic and moral sound character.