Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and A Midsummer Night’s Dream are two pieces of fiction that have been read for generations. Though the plots are different, each story exemplifies different ideologies of fantasy, and has similar fictional elements. Both stories feature a protagonist’s exit from the mundane world into a world of fantasy, and in both stories these protagonists return to their mundane world changed by their experiences in the realm of the marvelous. A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland are different stories, and therefore should require antagonists with different qualities, however, this is untrue. In fact, Puck and the Red Queen appear quite similar when closely examined because they both derive their power from the realm of the marvelous, their actions exact chaos and complicate the plot, and both offer full realizations of their protagonists’ deepest desires.
Texts such as The Truman Show and A Christmas Carol share similar themes. One of the most predominant themes throughout both texts is the existence of character transformation. The main protagonist in The Truman show, Truman Burbank, went through a series of events that ultimately lead to him becoming a completely different person, these events came in the form of childhood occurrences, ‘supernatural’ beings and memories of things that came about in the past. Similarly the main character Ebenezer Scrooge in the novel A Christmas Carol also went through life altering/changing events, and in the same way he was reborn into completely new character.
Did you know that someone could change overnight? Well in the novella A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, a character named Ebenezer Scrooge emphasizes what change really is very well. Scrooge is visited by three spirits the night of Christmas Eve and they show him his past, present, and his future. One of the themes of A Christmas Carol would be that it is never too late to change. You might not have thought it was possible but if Scrooge can change you can
This essay will discuss how Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and his family, and the ghosts are similar and different in the play and the movie.. In both the play and the movie of The Christmas Carol there are many similarities and differences in the character of Ebenezer Scrooge. One similarity is that Scrooge is very mean in both the play and the movie. For example, he forces Bob Cratchit to work very early on Christmas Day. .He also refuses to give money to the poor.
The Cather in the Rye This essay will be a psychoanalytical reflection based upon the protagonist in the book The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield. I have chosen to reflect upon the psychological state Holden is in the majority of the story, and why he finds himself in such a state/that state. The book “The Catcher in the Rye” is almost entirely based on the difficulties 17-year-old Holden faces in his modern civilisation, which he frequently meets with a cynical filter latched onto his eyes. The protagonist of the story recounts his week in New York during Christmas break following his expulsion from Pencey Prep, the boarding school he attended to.
“What has happened to us in the past determines what we take out of our daily encounters in life” In Dickens’s The Signalman, the interaction between the signalman and the narrator dominates the whole plot. From their first encounter to the final dismissal, bits and pieces of the signalman’s haunting experience in the past are slowly disclosed through their conversation and description depicted by the narrator. Very interestingly, this two-night adventure also affects the inner thoughts of the narrator which makes him nearly falls from his rationality.
J.D Salinger’s widely read novel, “The Catcher in the Rye” is an episodic novel that describes in great depth Holden Caulfields three day trip from Pencey Prep, California to New York. During his roam to New York, Holden undergoes many social problems that seem to affect the way Holden behaves and acts. One of the main social issues in the novel is his innocence as he is acclimated to being around adults. In addition, another societal problem Holden faces is sexual confusion as Holden claims he is a sex maniac although, he is still a virgin. Finally, Holden has difficulties with isolation as Holden lives distant from his family and constantly strives to find ways to feel belonged.
Dylan Thomas , born in 1914, he left school at age 16 to end up distinctly a journalist and author. His most celebrated lyric, "Don 't Go Gentle Into That Good Night," was distributed in 1952, yet his notoriety was hardened years before. Thomas ' writing incorporates Under Milk Wood (1954) and A Child 's Christmas in Wales (1955). Thomas was popular for his vivified readings, however obligation and overwhelming drinking inflicted significant damage, and he kicked the bucket in New York City while on a visit in 1953, at age 39. .
Twelfth Night coursework- Draft 1 Question: ' ' Plato argued that comedy blends pain with pleasure. How far do you agree with the view that Shakespeare has crafted 'Twelfth Night ' so that the audience feels both emotions? ' ' Shakespeare’s play ‘Twelfth Night’ was a dramatic comedy written at the beginning of the 17th century, towards the middle of his career. The title, ‘Twelfth Night’ is a reference to a celebration called epiphany, which occurred on the twelfth night of Christmas in Shakespearean times.
Miller writes in his stage directions that Uncle Ben “enters the forestage from around the right corner of the house” (30). Miller intends for Uncle Ben to be portrayed by an actor. This may confuse audiences that Uncle Ben is a real character who is capable of interacting with other characters in the “present time”. Also, in Willy’s hallucinations, time is bent and warped. So sometimes, Willy’s present day will seamlessly transition a hallucination or happen at the same time, like when he is at the restaurant with his sons: “off left, the Woman laughs” while Willy and Biff argue about Oliver’s stolen pen (90).
Patrick Henry was the first and the sixth governor of Virginia. Henry led the antagonism to the Stamp Act in 1765 and he is mostly remembered by his speech,”Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death”. He was know as one of the most influential bodies in Republicanism. While he was creeping up on his twenty fourth birthday, he finally qualified as a lawyer in 1760. After that, Henry was not prepared for what it took to be a lawyer.
The Catcher And The Rye by J.D. Salinger is an epic novel where our main character Holden Caulfield faces many challenges that challenge him as a young man such as growing up, rebellion, and love. Holden like most teenagers is rebellious but to an extreme nature. After flunking out of his fourth school the last one being Pencey Prep he refuses to tell his mother and father. In wanting to avoid this confrontation he leaves three days earlier taking a train back to Manhattan. Where he goes on adventure that turns him into a young man.
J.D Salinger’s, The Catcher in the Rye, follows the main character, Holden Caulfield, and his experiences that lead him to be talking to a mental therapist. Told through Holden’s eyes, his profane and blunt explanations of major moments in his life allow readers to see that Holden is not crazy but is actually struggling with transitioning from child to adult. Throughout the story, he fondly remembers his early childhood and is trying the best he can to run from adulthood. He fears that he, like so many around him, may become phony when he becomes an adult. This fear drives his actions and gives him a feeling of hatred toward phony adults and a feeling of obligation to shield children from the harsh adult world.
Family isolation can cause depression and sadness for a teenager. In the novel Catcher in the Rye, the author makes the reader follow the main character, Holden Caulfield around New York. Holden has just gotten kicked out of another school and decides to go around New York without telling his parents. Over the course of his journey, he tries to find himself and where he is going in life. He starts to go downhill as is past starts to haunt him and he starts to think about the future.