Characters make stories interesting. Some are more important than others. This creates the contrast between major and minor characters. However, some characters are important but don’t occur often enough to be considered a major character. The one that fits best is Mercutio from Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Mercutio builds the play with his unique aspects.
Society always looks at women with a special eye, which is not the case for men. Wollstonecraft’s’ message to all the women is to come out of their culturally constructed state, avoid being elegant, examine their inherent nature, and be rationale. Wollstonecraft is heavily inspired by Rousseau, and embraces his commitments to be independent and free. Even though she speaks of women as separate from herself, but she does not compliment them, instead reprimand them for failing limiting their goals till marriage. She condemns women for wasting all their energy in beauty, marriage and children.
Determination In the play, Antigone, different characters demonstrated the difference between being determined and being stubborn. For example have you ever been determined to do something for the cause of good or even been stubborn. In this story characters there are some characters that were the same way, The first person that I have to bring up is Antigone. Antigone is the daughter Of Oedipus Rex, the old king. There are ways in this story that antigone is determined and also stubborn.
All of these problems could have been fixed by practicing more natural dialogue, having people review the play before its final performance, and making sure that certain scenes are not taken too far out of context. If all or most of these problems were solved, this play would have been really attention grabbing and a different way to understand how censorship was a huge conflict back then and how life was in the past. In conclusion, this play was not what anyone was expecting and certainly was contradicting to the original
Ismene’s compulsion to adhere to Creon’s command illustrates that she truly had “no choice” and was “forced” partially by her belief that women were “not born to contend with men”. Sophocles’ illustration of the depletion of free will within Ismene’s character is heightened through the deliberate juxtaposition to Antigone during their conversation. Antigone, in her appeal to family tradition and value, believes that Creon “has no right to keep [her] from [her] own”. This presents a strong incongruity to Ismene who attempts to dissuade Antigone from her purpose as she is obliged to “obey the ones who stand in power”. Upon further consideration of Ismene’s quotation, “…I have no choice…” we recognize Sophocles’ motive to establish her character as one that is more likely to plead for mercy than fight for justice.
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare is a play full of exciting, perplexing, and complicated events. These incidents are often described to readers through dialogue and quotes in the text. There are many phrases that are fundamental to the comprehension of events. However, some are more crucial than others. One quote in particular is the most important.
There are stories in literature that have characters that are dynamic, static or rounded and so on.We are going to be talking about dynamic characters and how they change throughout any play and any book.A dynamic characters can change how they feel or they can change by their actions during the book or play. An example is by not helping people at the start, but towards the end, they start helping people with the tasks they need help with.In The crucible, two characters stand out as good examples of dynamic characters. One good example of a good dynamic character in The crucible is John Proctor. At the beginning of the play in act 1 when John and Abigail talk how their relationship used to be how they had fun with each other behind John’s wife.John was being unfaithful to his wife, when he went to look up at Abigail window when she would sleep, instead of being by his wife.Abigail said, “I know how you used to clutch my back behind your house and sweated like a stallion whenever I come near”(Miller 1043). John is different in act 3 because he wants to save his wife and his friends wives.John does
The play could present itself without these two characters, but the use of the frame narrative provides audiences with a more complex way of viewing the play, and brings various dynamics to each of the characters. The comparisons between Egeon and Emilia to every other character in the play creates a multitude of perceptions and interpretations that would not be obvious if the frame narrative was not provided. Through the emphasis on wealth, communication, and the sanctity of marriage, Egeon and Emilia’s storyline allows prosperity in the plot and brings forth fresh dynamics of marriage and relationships between
During the Anglo-Saxon period, and even in today’s society, females portrayed as peace keepers because they are not supposed to get involved in any of action that starts some kind of feud. Because Grendel’s mother wants vengeance for the death of Grendel, she disturb the status quo of the female sex by starting up a feud. The same similarities are shown in Pascoe’s essay about how females are depicted and how they are supposed to act “However girls did not use this word as part of their regular lexicon. This sort of gendered homophobia that constitutes adolescents masculinity does not constitutes adolescents femininity”. (Pascoe, 577-578)The quote explains how girls at River high barely use the word “fag” because it did not account for femininity.
Antigone broke every rule in the book when it came to the way that women were supposed to behave in society back then. Women back then were either seen as slaves, mothers, or concubines, even Kreon told his son Haimon that, “when you lay yourself under a pleasure female the pleasure goes cold soon…and never never never let ourselves be bested by a woman” (lines 740-745 & 772-77), claiming that women are only good for one thing and even that is not enough to trust a woman. But Antigone was not seen as any of these things she believed in something and even though her sister told her not to do it, Antigone knew what was right and defended her beliefs. When Ismene said, “moreover we’re girls girls cannot force their way against men” (lines 70-72) it was obvious that this was one of the reasons that she did not want to help Antigone, she was raised to believe that women did not have the same strength that men have. Antigone defied all “rules” women were taught back then and made sure that not only would she be looked like as a martyr, but as a woman who was not afraid of any