In the play “The Importance Being Earnest” Oscar Wilde wants to show that the caricature on high society. The play was in the 1800’s. A caricature is a charter or a physical fentress that exaggerates by making it bigger or smaller to make a person notice and laugh to show their weakness. Oscar Wilde makes us think if it’s really important to be earnest ? The story is about two boys that want to be named Earnest, so because of that they have a double life and they will need to handle the problems.
Shakespeare changes King Lear to make him sympathetic because he undergoes a huge struggle and is emotionally varied. This makes him seem more human and not just a character.
Edmond Rostand’s comedic play Cyrano de Bergerac recounts the tragic heartbreak of an unsightly French poet as he aids his handsome but dull cohort Christian in capturing the heart of the beautiful Roxane. Cyrano de Bergerac, a colossal-nosed man with a masterful talent for wielding both words and sword, battles self-doubt and insecurity as he contends with his own feelings of love for Roxane. Throughout the play, Rostand reveals a stark polarity between Cyrano and Christian, illuminating the gaping disparity between the characters’ appearance and intellect while portraying the men as foils for each other. From the play’s beginning, Rostand’s audience becomes keenly aware of the divergence between Cyrano’s intellectual substance and Christian’s physical attributes. While Cuigy pronounces Christian “a charming head,” the character describes himself as “...far from bright” (Rostand 1.4-5).
Envy, one of the seven deadly sins, is seen by some as the most potent cause of unhappiness. On the other hand, others see it as a necessary emotion for self-improvement and ambition. Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s short story The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World explores these themes of self-improvement and ambition as the characters in the story search for and achieve these aspects of themselves. The short story reflects on these themes by having characters actively seek out the dreams that they wish for and succeed, creating a set of themes that make this story much deeper than it might seem. The story’s ability to create a magically realist atmosphere where dreams become reality is what gives it its charm.
The poems that Sylvia Plath and Sir Philip Sidney present to the public eye leave one in complete awe because of the rich poetic sentiment they evoke in their poetry. In Sir Philip Sidney’s Renaissance poem, “Sonnet 31” he presents the subject of unrequited love through his love sick speaker. Likewise, Sylvia Plath in her modern poem, “Mad Girl’s Love Song” depicts a depressed and heartbroken woman incapable of distinguishing if her lover was real, which incorporates the poetic subjects of obsessive love and unrequited love. Although similar in poetic subject, the worldview in “Mad Girl 's Love Song” differs from the worldview held by the speaker in “Sonnet 31” because “Mad Girl 's Love Song” presented two worldviews one being ideal love and the other being unrequited love. Through the use of imagery, both Sylvia Plath and Sir Philip Sidney are able to convey a similar poetic subject, but the tones they set for their works delineate different worldviews on love.
William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet: a tragic tale of two paramours with a love so fatal, it ended in their own death. A death so full of love, that it cured the rift between the two families that had made it so lethal in the first place. This essay will be focusing on the the strategies used, by comparing two different adaptations of Romeo and Juliet, to create dramatic tension in the famous entitled ‘Balcony Scene’ or Act II Scene ii. Shakespeare’s intention in this scene was to showcase how raw, beautiful, and terrifying love really is: Romeo listens to Juliet, from the shadows, speaking of her beauty admiringly, even though he knows she cannot hear him, as she comes to a conclusion with herself on her feelings about him. When Romeo reveals himself to Juliet, it’ scary–not because he scared her per say, but rather it’s scary to think what would happen to him if he were to be caught: their families hate each other.
William Shakespeare, one of the most famous and influential playwrights of all time, once asserted that “powerful love … in some respects, makes a beast a man, [and] in some other, a man a beast.” In making this statement, Shakespeare suggests that love is a powerful force that has the ability to both strengthen and ruin people. O. Henry’s heartwarming short story “The Gift of the Magi,” which describes how a poor couple’s attempts to afford meaningful gifts reinforces their relationship, and Edgar Allan Poe’s grim poem “The Raven,” which illustrates a mourning lover’s descent to madness, demonstrate the contrasting effects love can have on people. While “The Gift of the Magi” conveys a positive theme about the importance of love and how it
It is a play that feels very close to the audiences, it also focuses on feelings and addresses the theme of Love, death as well as jealousy, hate and finally treachery... The title of the play suggests that the tragedy belongs primarily to Othello; however, Iago plays an important role in the plot. For this reason, we have different opinions and critics concerning Iago’s role in this tragedy. For one thing, Bradley (1904) believes that
Beneath his high class physicality, Lear struggles to maintain his confidence within himself because he depends on the constant admiration from others to feel content with who he is. One who leads with counterfeit beliefs and unstable values is bound for failure. Shakespeare designed this playwright to display the tragedy of a King who slowly goes mad, however in order to reach sanity sometimes one must go completely out of their mind to gain the wisdom in telling the difference. (David Bevington 1988)
The poem, in brief, is about the struggle the speaker faces as he prepares for war and attempts to explain to his lover how important honor is to him, surpassing even his feelings for her. It is written creatively, with a unique style. The poem is also personal and temporal, a trait of poems of this era. The poem is written in a conversational tone and is read as if by a male writer to a female lover. Lovelace weaves poetic techniques such as assonance, and metaphor together to create a good rhythm, and a theme based upon honor.
People tend to leave a little of themselves in everything they do, it’s called passion. This passion makes all the noteworthy accolades of authors even more inspiring. In “The Great Gatsby” Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald draws parallels of his life through his characters and setting. Fitzgerald’s life contained struggling relationships, alcoholism, and fame, which is all reflected through his character, Jay Gatsby. Marriage for Fitzgerald was a challenging goal to obtain, as is Gatsby’s goal to wed Daisy.
How would the tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet be affected without the benevolence of Benvolio Montague? Shakespeare 's legendary tale of romantic tragedy explores the story of how two “-star crossed lovers-” (I.i.5) who, ultimately, take their lives in order to be together and escape the conflict between their two families. Benvolio’s peace-making skills within the play are demonstrated throughout the abundance of conflicts that plague the tale; his altruistic and compassionate personality burns a fervent effect on others, whilst not excluding him from the effects of friendly peer-pressure. Most crucially, he pledges to his convictions by being the bearer and speaker of the pure truth, even in the face of calamity. Benvolio’s character,
Cyrano de Bergerac Appearances Vs. Reality Throughout the plot of Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond Rostand clearly depicts his views by utilizing the theme of appearance versus reality. Cyrano de Bergerac is filled with dramatic plot twists and secrets, thus causing several conflicts to occur. Whether it is due to love or war, the characters remain at odds with each other throughout the majority of this play.
In the story of Cryano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand there are many complex characters Roxane being one of the many. Although some claim she is nothing but a love interest it is obvious her character is far more in depth and interesting than she is credited for being. She is a love interest in one sense but also a strong woman and an in depth character who evolves throughout the book. She is aware of what she wants, she is intelligent, and she even shares many traits with the beloved Cyrano.
Harrison Bergeron was a book written in 1961 that portrayed an abnormal child defying the dystopian government; in 2009 a movie was made, based off of it called 2081 that changed the character both physically and morally. The differences in how Harrison Bergeron, the main character, appears in each story changes how the audience perceives his morality. These changes are easily highlighted in Harrison’s age, dialogue, and appearance. The tone of the story is also changed, resulting in similar changes to what the audience interprets. As both stories continue these differences become more and more apparent and by the end, there is a clear split in what the audience ‘takes away’.