In recent years, Shakespeare has been parodied in television shows and films more than almost anything else. Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines parodies as “a literary or musical work in which that style of an author or work is closely imitated for comic effect or in ridicule” or “a feeble or ridiculous imitation”(Merriam-Webster). One of the most notable parodies of Shakespeare is The Lion King; because the famous child film has some outstanding parallels to Hamlet it has drawn a considerable amount of attention.
It is much more effective for the students to have their own perception of the characters and scenes first, then they can watch the story come to life. The audience will already have knowledge on the message and a personal insight on Jeannette Walls’ emotions. Watching the movie first will already put a visual in their minds, which will not let them create their own private image. Reading is an intimate experience, all readers perceive a picture differently. Although no movie based on a book is fully satisfactory, it is always amusing to watch the storyline in a different light.
Pulp Fiction is a stylistically provocative film designed to amuse and impress the most well-versed film connoisseurs. Through allusion, Quentin Tarantino boasts his wide array of trivia knowledge regarding pop culture and the cinematic universe. Tarantino frequently references John Travolta’s acting career by drawing connections to Grease and Saturday Night Fever. He also characterizes Butch through an association with Terry Malloy from On the Waterfront. However, these allusions are not simply braggadocious for they affect one’s overall viewing experience.
Shakespeare was very innovative because he successfully collaborated the English language with his own free flow writing style that made his use of English very beautiful. The use of English with unique word usage is the key that separated William Shakespeare from other play writers. Shakespeare’s use of English words is a main reason how he was successful in attracting the attention of crowds during his plays. The English language has been advanced since William Shakespeare wrote plays because he introduced up to 1,700 original words into the English language. Dr. Seuss can be compared to Shakespeare because Dr. Seuss also made up many different words that set him apart from other children book authors.
Paige Cox Mrs Hamm Honors English IV 12 March 2017 Macbeth William Shakespeare’s classic play Macbeth is universally accepted as a tragedy about significant loss; however, a deeper inspection into the play and its underlying themes will reveal that this timeless piece of literature was also intended to teach a variety of valuable lessons to its audience. These lessons include, but are not limited to: with great power comes great responsibility, one should not always be easily persuaded or influenced, it is sometime okay to be selfish, and of course, consequences exist for all actions. Clearly, Shakespeare was not only a great playwright, but also an important teacher and influencer. Macbeth successfully teaches the lesson with
Having pride in one’s name is not necessarily a bad thing, but having pride with no humility can hurt others. An author may use the names of characters to hint at his or her theme and display motifs that relate to the theme throughout the story. William Shakespeare is the kind of author that uses great quantities of motifs to reveal his theme. Shakespeare uses the motif of pride in one’s name in many instances to help the audience better understand the conflict between the Capulet and Montague houses. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare uses the pride in one’s name to highlight that pride without humility leads to violence and the demise of many of the characters.
A book is an extension of your imagination everything you see while reading is completely unique to anyone else which is why books are so appealing to people. A movie however is a visual representation of someone else (primarily the director's) vision of the book. There's a distinct difference between the two when a book is being made into a movie you lose in the process your will to make it appear visually however you want. The current comparison is between the 1974 film of The Great Gatsby and the book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Some movies are better than others when it comes to portraying the book in the same light as it was written and this movie does a good job of making the book come to life except three keys important details.
Dramatic irony grabs the attention of the audience by adding more suspense. Soliloquies let the audience know the feelings and thoughts of a character, making them more attentive. Allusions give the audience something to think about and this makes them feel more involved. Overall, William Shakespeare’s marvelous job of the use of literary devices in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet will add to his legacy, not to forget, the title of greatest English-playwright does him
Unsurprisingly, these students placed emphasis upon language and theater because this is the format in which schools most regularly present Shakespeare. More surprising was the value placed on Shakespeare’s characters. Shakespeare’s expertly crafted and deeply complex characters have a timeless feel as people from every era have identified with their triumphs and downfalls. Although the meaning of Shakespearean is versatile, for these students this meaning is contingent upon influential language, performance in theater, and empathetic
As time progresses, social norms and societal conventions evolve to accommodate to modern times. The progression of social norms can be seen through literature as it often addresses the views of people at the time. Due to this, frequently newer generations are unable to comprehend old literature as they exhibit foreign and conservative values. However, Shakespearean plays are studied and read even today because he demonstrates familiar themes or values about human nature that resonate with us in our modern day world, thus being known as a timeless classic. Shakespear’s Othello can also be viewed as a timeless classic as it subtly addresses homosexuality which allows people in the twenty-first century to relate to the play as homosexuality