Contrarily to Shakespeare’s apathetic and Machiavellian leader, Branagh promotes the significance of leaders’ portraying a humanised nature and reverence for life. This significant adaptation by Branagh encompasses the context of his era constructively, by reinforcing the notion of war as destructive, and allowing leadership positions to convey this. Branagh’s adaption of Henry V exposes the context of his era as apprehensive to war, and thus embodies this in the leadership of Henry. It is significant
Both ‘The Soldier’ and ‘Dulce et decorum est’ express the authors perception of war. Owen describes the bitter reality of war, whereas Rupert Brooke expresses the glorification of war and fighting for your country. Alliteration is used in both poems to establish rhythm and reinforce the tone. For the two poems, the titles are misleading. They contradict what the poem is actually about.
In fact 20th Century Fox’s most popular X-men, Deadpool, makes pop-culture references all throughout his record-shattering film of the same name. Shakespeare is no exception to Hollywood’s obsession with reboots. Directors constantly take Shakespeare’s
The raw, emotional depiction of Achilles is almost the polar opposite of the sober Aeneas.The contrasting intent between the two poems are heightened within the description of the hero's’ shields. Aeneas’ shield portrays the glorious accomplishments that future Rome will achieve.(Mastin). His shield solely revolves around the future of Rome. But Achilles shield is more cynical, it depicts what was occuring during the Siege of Troy and seems to mostly display the detriment of war. (“Iliad”).Considering that The Aeneid is political propaganda, it should come as no surprise to the reader that Aeneas’ shield caters to the Roman delusion that their empire is
His “Crusade for Moorish Dignity” in which he inspired workers to partake in a revolt against Levy Pants failed despite his best efforts. Calling this attempt a “crusade” draws on his Medieval philosophical fascination, but the motivation behind this “grand and decisive coup” was for the rights of workers which is a more liberal thought. Ignatius mocks Myrna’s liberal philosophy in carrying out liberal thoughts through more medieval means. He then goes on to call his plan “brilliant,” showing his confidence in the validity of his philosophy despite his actions being more liberal than his philosophy. Despite the irony in Ignatius’s actions not being typical of those of his philosophical ideologies, he does not waiver from the core ideas he
The movie is even in many top movie lists in rather high-ranking positions. The story is about a reporter trying to figure out just what the word "rosebud" meant to Kane, as it shows many flashbacks to Kane 's life as well. The movie its self also has multiple narratives, with a little something that everyone can find a point to enjoy in the movie. Citizen Kane is the best film in existence because of the multiple techniques used in the cinematography, it spans multiple
Nevertheless, in one of William Shakespeare’s acclaimed plays about this monarch’s life, Henry V, Shakespeare depicted Henry as far from an ideal king, even though he may have displayed certain admirable qualities at times. Shakespeare showed Henry V to be a flawed king, as demonstrated by his motives, aggression, and lies. First, Shakespeare displayed Henry V’s flawed character through his mixed, conflicting motives of self-abandon for God’s sake and self-glorification for his own. Throughout the play, we find hints that a desire to do God’s will motivated Henry V. Before declaring war against France, he sought the approval of God by way of the established English ecclesiastical authority, and even when he believed he was justified in his claim to rule France, he understood his duty to his Lord, saying, “For we have now no thought in us but France, / Save those to God, that run before our business” (1.2.315-316). Moreover, during the battle of Agincourt, he trusted God for his victory, and when the French herald Montjoy reported the victory of the English to the
Speaking too much is unmanly, while acting (here it means playing) is masculine. This may lead us to claim – and enjoy a certain degree of safety in our claim – that masculinity may be seen as “a simple external artifice.” (Stanisilavski 30) In the second scene the king admonishes his nephew for his “unmanly grief” (Hamlet, I, ii, 94). Instead, he recommends “obsequious sorrow” (Hamlet, I, ii, 92). The word obsequious (derived from obsequies) emphasize the ritualistic (spectacular but formal) aspect of “manly grief”. In this sense, it probably is the equivalent of the catholic “feigned righteousness”.
When Macbeth shows reluctance to commit, Lady Macbeth claims ‘When you durst do it, then you were a man.’ The questioning of Macbeth’s masculinity would have been considered a great insult at the time. Therefore this derision can be considered coercion into violence by Lady Macbeth to motivate Macbeth to maintain his reputation and not the actions of a truly evil
Branagh v. Zeffirelli Considered among the most powerful and complicated play of Shakespeare’s works, Hamlet has made a lasting impression on its audience. Multiple renditions have been produced and broadcasted, each having their own style and scenarios. However, two particular interpretations of the play have been noted as the most passionate and distinguished leaders within Shakespearean films. These films were directed by distinguished individuals, Kenneth Branagh and Franco Zeffirelli, each having distinct convictions about Hamlet. Known for producing one of the most renowned and successful depictions of Hamlet, director Kenneth Branagh has transformed the world of Shakespearean films.