Romeo went to get a glimpse of love, not with the intentions to start trouble. In the first act, Benvolio was trying to make peace between the servants, and then Tybalt joined in and made it a brawl because he automatically assumed the worst. Both Capulet and Montague are ultimately responsible in the death of Mercutio because they, themselves, held the power to instill peace within the ranks and with their families. How many people had to fight and die because two men refused to put the good of the realm first? While they were able to make peace after the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, it took the tragic loss of important lives for them to finally burry the
An example of a metaphor from the text would be when an enraged Romeo kills Tybalt and calls himself a "fortune's fool". In this, he is trying to say that he was a victim of fate. Had he been somewhere else, the events that occurred might not have happened and the lover's eventually might not take their lives, thus living their lives in friendship, not
Although some individuals may argue that Henry is a ruthless, inexperienced king, the use of alliteration in the line, “When capital crimes, chewed, swallowed, and digested appear be-fore us, we’ll yet enlarge that man” (Hen. 2.2.55-56), suggests that Henry is a reasonable king who has the interest of the common man in mind during decision making. Shakespeare’s implementation of alliteration creates the following effect: it produces an upbeat tempo that creates a powerful tone for Henry, thus making Henry’s authority appear to be more apparent. When consecutive words start with the “c” sound in this instance, it allows the words to be almost formed as one. This helps set up the next two lines of the playwright by dis-playing the message
The prison scene ties together the events that take place in the duration of the play, and those that take place afterwards. The director deemed the addition of the prison scene necessary because of the fact that the audience most likely consists of predominantly normal people who may not have a degree in English, and therefore cannot decipher these innuendos on their own analysis; the director’s intention was to show the character traits of the main characters as clearly as possible. From this added scene, the audience can draw new conclusions about Abigail and John Proctor’s personalities and hopes for the future, and the prison scene generates new information which is essential to understanding the
However, Luhrmann decided to modernise the story has much as he could by changing the setting and having the actors portray the characters in a different style compared to the play. Depending on the audience and their liking, they may enjoy the more classic and true to the play interpretation made by Zeffirelli or the modern day Verona Beach filled with gangsters and guns made by Luhrmann. Both
Shakespeare is asking us to consider the fact that the audience has the ability to interpret the play however they want, and the way the actors say their lines can change the audience 's interpretation. He complicates our understanding by showing us that although the writer may have a specific intent, the actors can change the play entirely by the way they deliver their lines. Shakespeare challenges our understanding of life itself, for although we may feel happy and unconquerable, we all have our Achilles heel that changes comedy into tragedy. From upbeat to ruinous, Shakespeare utilizes the contradiction between Comedy and Tragedy to emphasize the shift in the tone of the
The infamous story of Romeo and Juliet has been expertly interpreted in both the original play and Baz Luhrmann's movie forms. While they do have their striking differences like making the movie look more modern, to their unchangeable similarities, like their unforgettable themes of love, compassion, and hatred,
An example of this from the play is when Romeo found out he was banished and he acted ungrateful, despite the fact he could have avoided the fight had it not been for his hate induced revenge, “There is no world without Verona walls, But purgatory, torture, hell itself. Hence banished is banished from the world, And world’s exile is death. Then banished Is death mis-termed. Calling death banished, Thou cut’st my head off with a golden axe, And smilest upon the stroke that murders me” (3.3.17-23). In West Side Story Tony was shown as optimistic
The Master facilitated actors to become accessories of the court and aristocracy, while also providing them with a stable work environment that allowed them to practice their trade (Dutton). The Master 's primary role was to suppress any topics that may cause social chaos; all texts of plays wishing to be licensed had to be submitted to the Master for approval. Topics such as religion, sacrilege and criticism of sovereigns were sensitive and were some of the reasons for the introduction of the strict censorship. Many of the playwrights at the time were feeling aggravated with not being able to express their words as they saw fit. Shakespeare for example, makes reference to the interference of the written works at the time.
However, Hamlet thought Claudius is behind the arras, so he kills him (Polonius) directly. After Polonius, the conflict between Gertrude and Hamlet became fiercer and Hamlet lost himself more. From the personal view, Polonius’s death is one of the victims in this revenge, but this is also what he deserves because he used to be the Old King’s councillor whereas he is helping Old King’s murder to hurt Old King’s son. He is smart but he is not loyal, therefore, he died in the right path. After that, Polonius’s daughter, Ophelia died.
The enriched vocabulary, such as “equally impenetrable” or “spiritual devastation” convince the audience how culture can be “shriveled” in two ways. One is focused on an “irreplaceable” gated area where “countenance exudes suspicion and hate,” and the other is more focused on how “cultural life is redefined as” perpetual. Postman is showing how Orwell’s way of society is far more despotic than Huxley’s, since it is more focused on prison life than it is to democracy. He wants to show how people are spending more time on television in a dramatic way by stating how “technology is always a friend to culture.” He convinces his audience that technology changes the habits of others to the point of using it more for entertainment than for professional purposes. He also gives passion on how cars have defined American life like how a scientist could “introduce speed-of-light transmission of images and you make a cultural revolution.” He means that anything relating to science and technology can make an impact on society.
Chiwetel Ejiofor performs Hamlet from Hamlet with a vigorous tone yet perfect speed, he knows how to give a professional act. Most of the actors cited a piece of text from Shakespeare and gave their reason on how it is important to their life and others. A counterclaim that is encountered with this subject may be describing how Shakespeare 's work is outdated and how the stories were just stories. These points are not important to the argument because they are not valid against the claims of how Shakespeare can give the present day a view of the past, and how he still affects many people today. In conclusion, I believe that reading Shakespeare today should still be allowed in education.