After reading this marvelous play, it is obvious that Shakespeare uses dramatic irony, allusions, and soliloquies all written in blank verse to grasp the undivided attention of the audience. Dramatic irony is when the audience or reader know something that the characters are unaware of. In Act Two Scene 3 line 44, Friar Laurence asks Romeo, “God pardon sin! Wast thou with Rosaline?” (2.3.44) and this adds suspense to the play, therefore making the plot more interesting. What this quote means is that Friar Laurence thinks that Romeo has been with Rosaline all night, even though he was with Juliet.
Within the tragedy, Lady Capulet and the Nurse both show different characteristics which make the play more relatable for different audiences. Lady Capulet has a distant relationship and lack of affection for Juliet whereas the Nurse had a close relationship and loving affection for Juliet. Even though Lady Capulet and Juliet were not close, Juliet had the Nurse to act as a friend and confidant like the classic teenage relationship that we all have with our friends versus our
However, Nurse Ratched’s sudden distaste for McMurphy didn;t always directly happen to him. Previous to his arrival, Nurse Ratched would scold and lecture patients acting out of line, but after the discovery of the ward party, Nurse Ratched grills into Billy Bibbit about sleeping with a prostitute and then comforts the frantic Billy, the whole time Chief describes she “glares at us as she spoke.” (272). This action, intended to draw guilt in McMurphy, exemplifies Nurse Ratched’s poor judgement choice since McMurphy’s arrival. The Nurse Ratched pre-McMurphy would’ve appropriately taken care of the Billy issue, but now upset and angry at McMurphy for the party he’s thrown, her judgement is impaired by trying to make McMurphy feel guilty, which ultimately leads to Billy’s suicide. In general, McMurphy’s arrival and antics played a very negative role in Nurse Ratched’s mental health, which can be seen declining throughout the
Literary Critique In the story ”Who Am I Without Him” written by Sharon Flake, I Felt the author expressed the scene very well by bringing the situation to life through the characters actions. In the story ”Who Am I Without Him” the main Character was bad because that is who she is, and she thought to herself if there is something wrong with being herself. The main character can’t tell if Raheem likes her because he is always shady in every scene especially in the last few. She hates the good girls because one of them stole Raheem away from her but the good girl moved away to another house. She is very jealous so anytime the good girl looks at him and he looks bad she gets jealous.
Romeo and Juliet is a story of hasty decisions. The young couple must quickly decide to get married, how to act after Romeo is exiled, and whether or not to take their own lives. Many of these decisions are made under the guidance of the children’s mentors, Friar Laurence and the Nurse. Throughout this tragedy, Friar Laurence and the Nurse are the only adults that Romeo and Juliet seem to feel that they can trust and are in turn some of the main people that influence the outcome of the play. The Nurse and Friar Laurence play very similar roles, both in the play and the lives of the children, but the ways in which they advise and influence the children include more differences.
Liza realizes she likes that she reached her goal of being a lady but doesn't like how she has become. She differs with Walter because she doesn't like the world she can now see threw her proper eyes. She sees poverty now and doesn't like that she is not as she once was. Patrick Berry explains Eliza's struggles when in her new skin in his article “Teachers, Capitalists, and Class in Pygmalion and the Millionairess” he states, Shaw satirically considers the idea that a line in the 'gutter' is more 'authentic' than one in culture. In poverty, proper speech may be absent, but there is violence and warmth.
In the Movie Macbeth tells her in person and in the play she gets her knowlegde in a letter. In both the movie and the play Lady Macbeth plays a big part. She is the one sparking Macbeth’s dark desires, and drives him into following them, even though women might not have had a lot to say in that time period, Shakespeare wrote the play, she has a lot of control over him. For an example in act one scene 7, she tries to use him not being a man against him and Asaji does the same in the movie. And she uses her power multiple times in the movie and in the play, when she talks about him not being a man enough.
Antigone is put at a disposition at the beginning of the work as she is a woman trying to voice her opinion in a time where men were only heard. Some may attribute her lack of voicing to her arrogant attitude, possibly rightly so, developed from the sequence of events in the work. Antigone felt entitled to bury her brother; she felt entitled that her voice be heard. She went against Creon’s command and tried to bury her brother. Antigone scorns Creon at the beginning of the play during questioning by back-talking and arrogantly answering Creon.
Things were probably very different back in the Elizabethan Era when the play was written, so the story happens in the Capulet’s household refreshes my understanding about motherhood back in that time. Lady Capulet and the Nurse are the two important women that form great contrast. Although Lady Capulet and the Nurse both played a similar motherhood role as regard to Juliet, their behaviors and wishes for Juliet are completely different. Both of Lady Capulet and the Nurse has watched Juliet growing up since she is born. Lady