In Shakespeare’s Othello and George Orwell’s Animal Farm, characters ability to manipulate others with ease is the flaw in societies structure, consequently, leading both works into tragic outcomes. This is done by blurring the perception of appearance versus reality, limitlessly committing to one’s desires, and taking advantage of others flaws. Throughout both novels, the villains mislead the other characters by forcing them to misinterpret what they see. This in result, allows the villain to gain obstructive power.
It is used to explain the theme by expressing many evidences such as double entendres(when one thing means another), symbols, oxymorons, and more literary devices to help the reader unfold the theme. The fate of both Romeo and Juliet was not going to end up good, no matter what they did; Romeo and Juliet were destined to be apart due to their families feuds. Fate and fortune can determine anything in your life. It has to do with the choices you make and paths you
Miller's writing style is how he places the viewer/ reader in the middle of the action. Style is the way writing is dressed up (or down) to fit the specific context, purpose, or audience. The style in writing can be defined as the way a writer writes and it is the technique which an individual author uses in his writing. How a writer chooses words and structures sentences to achieve a certain effect is also an element of style. In Arthur Miller's play The Crucible, Miller uses the Salem Witchcraft Trials to demonstrate how easily people can be drawn into a kind of mob mentality which ultimately hurts innocent people.
“Unfortunately, some of our greatest tribulations are the result of our own foolishness and weakness and occur because of our own carelessness or transgression,” (The Refiner’s Fire) says James E. Faust, an American religious leader and politician. In Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Cask of Amontillado,” Poe further communicates this message. Montresor wants to obtain revenge on Fortunato, so he lures Fortunato into the catacombs of his palace. Because of his pride and arrogance, Fortunato foolishly follows Montresor into his cellar, falling into Montresor’s scheme to obtain revenge on him. In his short story, Poe relays the theme that when people are foolish and ignorant, it leads to their own downfall.
In Much Ado About Nothing, the author William Shakespeare utilizes main themes such as deception, humor, and romance to create dramatic and thrilling scenes throughout the plot. I will be quoting lines from the novel that have more to do with how deception is used in this story and how they eventually lead to other topics such as love and romance. Around the beginning of the play subjects of deception and trickery are clearly present. For Example, Don John tells Claudio, “I pray you dissuade him from her. She is no equal for his birth.
When this is challenged by other characters’ defying their unwritten set of rules of society, Antipholus of Ephesus is driven into an even more abusive authoritarian state: “buy a rope’s end. That I will bestow among my wife and her confederates” (138). The way Shakespeare develops Antipholus’ confusion into an irrational rage makes the point that those in power tend to be pushed to extremes when challenged. In the case of Antipholus, the preset state of entitlement became amplified over time. This is how Shakespeare
The witches, Macbeth, and Lady Macbeth display the theme of appearance versus reality throughout the whole play. Even though the witches deceive through the truth and Macbeth and Lady Macbeth decieve through lies, Shakespeare sends a reocurring message of deciet. Things are not always as it seems. Foul is fair and fair is foul in this world.
People simply conjecture what Rumor does and why it matters. “Open your ears; for which of you will stop/ The vent of hearing when loud Rumour speaks?” (line 1-2). Rumor starts to tip us off that there is going to be a lot of outright deception and lying in the play.
Taming of the Shrew is a shakespearean play that takes place in Padua and was essentially the basis for the movie 10 Things I Hate About You. Although being based around the same thing the movie and play have significant differences. In Taming of the Shrew Lucentio comes to Padua for academic reasons with his servant Tranio. Throughout the play, Petruchio tortures his wife Katherine in order to “tame” her and marries her against her will. Another difference that exists is the play is with wealthier older men and women instead of teenagers in a private high school.
What is the intended purpose of the Mona Lisa, or Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night? Sure, these might appear as just a smiling woman and some stars. But is there an underlying meaning to what is seen at first glimpse? Allegory has the ability to convey complex ideas through seemingly straight-forward illustrations and text, thus being widely utilized by artists and authors as a device to communicate these hidden meanings. Arthur Miller, an American playwright, uses allegory in his screenplay The Crucible to demonstrate the similarities between the events of the Salem Witch Trials and the Red Scare, both in which individuals were wrongfully suspected and punished.
Why is gossip so damaging and dangerous? Gossip is idle talk about personal affairs of another person, which is why it’s a terrible way to converse. In The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare, there had been gossip about an elder lady named Hannah Tupper who lived in a cottage by Blackbird Pond. The people of Wethersfield—the place where the action begins—believed that Hannah was a witch. Three characters from the book each responded differently to this piece of gossip.
The Radley’s house in To kill a Mockingbird: Appearance VS Reality Whether it is now or fifty years ago, the harm of rumors is huge. Rumors can create something that does not exist and twist people’s views, which will often have terrible impact on those who are involved in it. In her novel To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee effectively employs the Radley’s house as a symbol to develop an important theme: that rumors will stop people from understanding the truth.
The word deceit means to take action or practice deceiving someone by concealing or misrepresenting the truth. In the novel Much Ado About Nothing, a theme of deceit is constantly present, and appears in many different forms. Deceit is used not only for wicked purposes, but mainly for good intentions. In Shakespeare's novel deception is used to initiate and continue the play's plot, by using the masking of characters, faking death and various other forms of deception to demonstrate how true deception can be in our lives. Deception can often be used to mask a certain identity for a particular reason.
Rumors and assumptions are dangerous when it comes to keeping relationships. An example of the play “Mystery of the Suffocated Seventh Grader” is the game telephone. In the Play Perry Paulson spreads rumors and is a rumor. Liz just assumed that Principal Nolan was talking about Perry Paulson when she overheard him saying how he had killed something.
This quote demonstrates how reverend Parris is only interested in his good reputation and will do anything to keep it that way. He makes it clear to Abigail that he had to fight and prove himself to get into the position he is in right now and that he would not let her bad conduct ruin this for him. By saying “stiff necked people” it demonstrates that Parris has no respect for the People of Salem and that he doesn’t really care about their welfare he only looks out for himself as his family. By asking Abigail “your name in the town-it is entirely white, is not”? it shows that he is aware that his niece doesn’t have a good reputation in the town after being fire from the Proctor’s house.