The theme of love is also presented. When Ammu (Rahel and Estha’s mother) falls in love with Velutha (an untouchable) it shows that love has no boundaries and it cannot be tamed by the rules and regulations of the society. But love might have some consequences, and when the family found out about their relationship, Velutha was brutally killed by the police. Roy through this scene portrayed the mentality and the thinking of the society. How unwelcoming it was at that time.
In contrast to previous musical comedies whose songs separated the characters from the action, Sondheim’s carefully crafts his songs, with every word serving both the actor and the audience. This style of carefully crafted lyrics separates Sondheim’s works from other works of musical theatre. When writing a musical, he thinks as the character, attempting and usually succeeding at portraying his situation. As Arthur Laurents, one of his collaborators, said, “Steve...is the only lyricist who almost always writes songs for the characters they are written for” (Michener 384). Since he writes the songs for the characters, each word has a specific purpose.
In Victor Hugo’s book, Les Miserables is in the 1830s about how people are intertwined with each other without even knowing it. Jean Valjean is the protagonist who defied his turbulences, while Javert, the antagonist, tried to catch him. Jean Valjean is a man who was in the galleys for nineteen years for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister’s children. He was sentenced for five years, but tried to escape multiple times, got caught, and was sentenced to more years. He changed after a bishop shows him to be an honest man and to give his soul to God.
The theme of the importance of others is evident throughout the film, play and book, Les Miserables by Tom Hooper which is set during the French revolution in the late 1700s. This timeless theme shines through each of the many characters who go through change and character development through the influence of others. For instance, Valjean was able to escape his lifestyle of deceit and poverty directly through the bishop who led him towards the path of light and hope through trust and respect. In the beginning, Jean Valjean, prisoner 24601, is a convict hardened by slavery-like prison. His 19 years in prison for stealing bread for his sister’s dying son made him grow hateful of the world around him, as he has said in his soliloquy “for I have come to hate the world, this world that always hated me.” When he was finally sent free on parole, he spent nights being beaten, driven out, and rejected until he met the bishop who offered food, and a place to rest to Valjean who immediately accepts desperately.
On the other hand, Antigone only stands up to her uncle, the king, because she wants to bury and pay her respects to her dead brother, who rebelled against the city. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and “Antigone” share a common theme of refusing to conform to society; however, Huck denies all of society, while Antigone only betrays the king. One similarity between the two characters is they both do what they believe is right, no matter the consequences or repercussions. Huck runs away from the widow and his father, and basically rejects all of society because he wants his freedom. In these actions, Huck demonstrates that he will follow his heart, even though his actions could result in danger and chaos.
In the Odyssey, the hero arrives home in disguise, finds out that his wife is being courted and wooed by villainous men and eventually devises a way to kill them all with the help of his faithful servant and his teenaged son. In Ulysses’ story, his wife demands him to find her original wedding ring before she will take her back. The main antagonist, Sheriff Cooley who corresponds to Poseidon in the Odyssey, and his men arrest and prepare to hang them but they are saved by a miracle. Moreover, he has only daughters with his wife, not a
Without the Friar Romeo wouldn't have been pushed to marry Juliet, he most likely would've ended up finding another beautiful girl and fall in love. The Friar and the Nurse were the only people striving for them to be together, but they didn't think about the consequences. They pushed and fought for something that was never meant to be from the start. The Friar had the perfect plan but Friar John couldn't deliver the letter just for the mere fact that he had to go visit a sick friend, but that is Shakespeare for you. At the end of the book the Friar had confessed his plan to the prince.
Victor Hugo’s novel, Les Misérables, contains various forceful story lines that jolt the audience’s curiosity. With scenes filled with pain and emotion, songs brought them alive in the film version. From rebellious scenes to heart breaking ones, the music that played behind each song brought life, character, and emotion to the audience. "I Dreamed a Dream," "Empty Chairs and Empty Tables," and "Bring Him Home" made the scenes in the movie more powerful, however in the novel several scenes lack the power and emotion the movie presents to the public. Turning to prostitution, Fantine loses her dignity she sings "I Dreamed a Dream" displaying her pain to the audience.
The lack of the woman power is quite evident from various full spectrum incidents within the story. This story tries to properly From Dolorita 's failure to postpone her wedding to Donis 's sister 's abuse at the hands of her brother to Miguel and Pedro 's rapes of villagers -- all of these incidents effectively convey the statement that women were immensely oppressed at that time. The only character to overcome and transcend the power structure is Susan. But she is trapped in the hallucination of fantasy and grief. Therefore, she has to sacrifice her own sanity in order to overcome every type of obstacle in the male dominated society.
In Khaled Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner, Amir struggles to cope with his inaction during Hassan’s rape. Overwhelmed with guilt, Amir devises a plan to get Hassan and Ali dismissed so they would no longer be a constant reminder of all the times Hassan had protected him and his failure to do the same. The guilt of betraying Hassan burdens him for years, and even after he and Baba move to America, he carries the weight of his actions with him. However, after he accepts Rahim Khan’s request to rescue Sohrab and bring him to safety, Amir strives to leave behind the selfishness and cowardice he had previously succumbed to. Amir progressively begins to forgive himself for his injustices towards Hassan as he recognizes his evolution from a coward to a brave and selfless man.