He gave her nothing, she gave him all… He got a break and went away to get a new start But poor kid, she never got a break Except the one way down in her heart (Hanshaw). Popular Jazz Age radio star, Annette Hanshaw, wrote these lyrics in “True Blue Lou.” The Jazz Age was a time period in the 1920s; this period changed and grew American rapidly. The idea of individuality engendered during this era.
“What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account?—Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him. ”(V.I.25-30). So much blood indeed, an amount that would not wane after death. The motif of bloodshed and fatality, follows Macbeth’s action, but Macbeth’s decisions belong to his wife. Composed by Shakespeare, Macbeth portrays the ambition toward power and the ramifications of choices through the behavior of Macbeth.
In the thrilling Macbeth by William Shakespeare, he discusses the act of manipulation that one human does to another human being. Manipulation means that someone controls over influences another person in a unique way to gain an advantage of some sort. Shakespeare uses manipulation to give a characterization of dominance. Lady Macbeth starts with the dominance character but eventually the roles switch and Macbeth becomes dominant. Lady Macbeth uses the craft of manipulation and dominance over her husband.
In The Tragedy of Macbeth written by William Shakespeare, the concept of free will is a focal point influenced through persuasion, murder, and the unraveling of the mind. Macbeth is comparable to every man and woman because he is pulled back and forth between the forces of good and evil. His desire to obtain the title of king is much greater than his ambition to remain a heroic, valorous soldier. Chaos ensues, due to Macbeth’s taking advantage of his free will, and his remaining attributes diminish as a result. The universe intertwines with the actions of people, sending ripples through space and time.
In the play, Macbeth, William Shakespeare uses the theme of the corrupting power of ambition, Macbeth’s character flaws, and the theme of cruelty versus masculinity to show Macbeth’s misdeeds were a direct result of external influences. Throughout the play, Macbeth commits several wrongdoings including, killing King Duncan, his friend Banquo and manipulating others into carrying out his wishes. By appealing to Macbeth’s strong desires to become king, the witches’ prophecies leads Macbeth to commit several murders. Through fueling Macbeth’s inner insecurities, Malcolm prompts Macbeth to irrationally continue wrongdoings. Similarly, Lady Macbeth’s manipulative persona, encourages Macbeth to commit wicked actions.
How are people’s private personas different from their public personas? While some people may be the same in public as they are in private, others are not. Authors tend to use this as a way to make unique characters in their novels. F. Scott Fitzgerald applies this characteristic on a character named Gatsby in The Great Gatsby. In the beginning of the book, Gatsby is perceived as rich and wealthy.
The 1920’s was an amazing decade in american history. Life was great and the economy was booming. It didn’t seem that anything could ruin life at this point, but for men things were about to change and for most that was not good. Women were trying to change their role in society from just being in the house, taking care of children, and pleasing their husbands. They did this by cutting their hair short and wearing loose fitting dresses.
There’s been this burning question as to whether or not Nick, the narrator, is either straight or gay. The true answer to this question is that he falls under the asexual umbrella. More specifically under either asexual, the term for the lack of sexual attraction to others, itself or a little thing called graysexual, a term for lacking a sexual attraction to others with the occasion of feeling sexual attraction. One cannot say for sure that he is completely ace, however gray fits Nick Carraway like a glove. Throughout the book Nick describes characters in a detail that insinuates he focuses on the aesthetic appeal of most people, not just women and not just men.
Possibly one of the most influential characters of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Lady Macbeth takes the definition of female dominance to an entirely new level with her ability to manipulate, yet love her husband, and her ability to accuse, yet reassure him of his actions. Though Lady Macbeth is not well described anterior to her introduction, it is immediately apparent that she holds her dominance using her cunning skills, fuelled by ambition, which makes her one of the cruellest characters in Macbeth. Her portrayal of cunningness, upon Duncan’s arrival to Macbeth’s castle, is shown when she allows the king to “Have theirs, themselves, and what is theirs, in compt, / To make their audit at [his] pleasure” (1.6.31–32), in order to give him a false sense of security, when in reality, she wants to ensure that “[her] keen knife see not the wound it makes” (1.5.55) on Duncan. As a result, Lady Macbeth is able to let the king into their castle without hesitation, just like a serpent underneath an innocent flower. While her cunningness is a character trait to fear, it is what fuels it that gives Lady Macbeth her power; ambition.
Erin Danielson Ms. Johnson Literature of the Americas 28 January 2018 Gender Within the Great Gatsby The beginning of the 1920s meant a new decade, and with that came new rights and freedom for the women of this country. Suffrage, prohibition, and cultural freedoms were the three biggest women movements of the 1920s. However, despite the fact that the women of this country were finally starting to fill their shoes, there was still a power struggle between the two genders.