The play Doubt by John Patrick Shanley is impressively structured play about the very title. It pins two monumental characters against one another over accusations of possible child molestation of an altar boy by a high ranking church official. Sister Aloysius is the principle that accuses Father Flynn of these actions and is relentless in her accusations of Father Flynn even without any hard evidence, but she has no doubt that he is guilty. Doubt is the title of the play and it shows you why it is titled this throughout the play. John Patrick Stanley did not only make a play about doubt, but leaves his readers in doubt themselves after the rollercoaster that is the play is titled after.
People today could say that stereotypes aren't such a factor in life, but they don’t notice what's really around them. The book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, gives a realistic example of how stereotypes rule society. The Outsiders is about two groups of kids, the Socs, and the greasers. The story takes place in the east side of Tulsa Oklahoma, in the 1960’s. The main character Ponyboy is part of the greaser group, with Johnny, Darry, Dally, Sodapop, Two-Bit, and Steve. The setting affects the storyline and character development in diverse ways, from where the climax takes place to where our most important characters are introduced.
Twelve Angry Men play depicts a realistic story of one of the few duties required if you are a U.S. citizen, serving on a jury. What is a completely private affair among strangers, is shown in a realistic case through Reginald Rose’s classic tale. Going in depth into case most would never want to encounter, and shows the true colors of a man. Exploring the themes of prejudice, justice, and father and son relationships.
In one day you will stereotype at least one person in a 24-hour day. In the book Of Mice and Men, stereotyping is a very common theme. It shows how it affects people and changes their point of view about someone. The book has many types of stereotyping; Curley judging Lennie on his appearance, George saying things about Curley's wife, and so on. Those examples show how people will quickly judge people based on their actions or appearances.
In the book Of Mice and Men, Lennie is one of the first characters to be stereotyped. He is judged by everyone who sees him because he has a mental disability that people have a hard time looking past. They all see him as a big and dumb, even though he is described as tough and hard working many times in the book
Not only one person will stereotype people. Every single person will judge and stereotype someone. There were lots of examples of stereotyping all throughout the book. From Candy, and Curly judging Lennie right as he met him. Those are just some of the examples of stereotypes throughout the story. Now, Stereotyping is a common thing in everyday life. So, it does make people look differently and badly at the world. Also, when people judge others it makes them feel more empowered and better. Judging,criticizing,talking bad about,making fun of, and disrespecting all people is stereotyping.
People tend to base characteristics of people pretty quickly; likewise, their personalities. Most people base their opinions on stereotypes. Reginald Rose and his play “12 Angry Men” demonstrate how people are quick to judge other people based on looks. In the movie all twelve jurors must decide if a young boy is guilty or innocent. At the beginning of the movie/play-write, only one juror, juror eight, decides the boy is innocent. Based on the evidence gathered from the case everyone agrees the boy is innocent except one man, juror three. He eventually breaks down and consequently tells the truth. The viewers can tell that this movie/play is full of emotions. Each of these emotions can be described as something more than what comes to the eye.
Being treated differently based on your physical and mental state is very common in our world. So common, that it is often talked about and written about. Stereotypes are a major focus in Of Mice and Men, particularly stereotypes against the handicapped. There are many instances throughout this book that demonstrates how discrimination against the impaired characters connects to the theme loneliness. In the novel, Of Mice and Men, stereotypes against the disabled greatly impacted the sense of loneliness of the characters.
John Patrick Shanley's work, Doubt: A Parable, is a thought-provoking play that makes the reader question his or her thoughts. The story takes place in 1964, at St. Nicholas, a Catholic school and church, where accusations against Father Flynn start to arise. Main characters, Sister Aloysius and Father Flynn get into a dispute over Donald Mueller, the first and only black student in the school. The interactions between Aloysius and Flynn creates the question every reader is dying to figure out: is father Flynn guilty of sexual abuse or innocent? Gaining evidence from the play, Doubt: A Parable, I infer that Father Flynn is guilty because of his past and mannerisms.
12 Angry Men" focuses on a jury 's deliberations in a capital murder case. A 12-man jury is sent to begin deliberations in the first-degree murder trial of an 18-year-old man accused in the stabbing death of his father, where a guilty verdict means an automatic death sentence. The case appears to be open-and-shut: The defendant has a weak alibi; a knife he claimed to have lost is found at the murder scene; and several witnesses either heard screaming, saw the killing or the boy fleeing the scene. Eleven of the jurors immediately vote guilty; only Juror No. 8 (Mr. Davis) casts a not guilty vote. At first Mr. Davis bases his vote more so for the sake of discussion; after all, the jurors must believe beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty. As the deliberations unfold, the story quickly becomes a study of the jurors ' complex personalities (which range from wise, bright and empathetic to arrogant, prejudiced and merciless), preconceptions, backgrounds and interactions. That provides the backdrop to Mr. Davis ' attempts in convincing the other jurors that a "not guilty"
S. E. Hinton started to write her book The Outsiders when she was 14 years old in the 1960s. The novel takes place in Tulsa Oklahoma during the 1960s and focus around a teenager named Ponyboy Curtis. Tulsa is split in two parts where on one side the rich people live and the call them the Socs. On the other side all the poor people live and they are called the Greasers. Pony boy is a greaser and he lives with his two older brothers Sodapop and Darry because his parents died. In the book the Socs and Greasers are constantly going after each other because of stereotypes and Pony also goes along with being a greaser and gets in trouble. Don’t let stereotypes affect your own Personality.
On another level, the play is about America and its makeup as a melting pot of different cultures, ideas, beliefs, and temperaments. This jury runs the gamut from a German immigrant watchmaker, 11th Juror, to a presumably wealthy broker, 4th Juror, to a male nurse at a Harlem hospital, who grew up in the slums, 5th Juror. These men represent the incredible richness of diversity in America and the various challenges that it presents. This clash
Humans encounter moral dilemmas throughout their life. They exist in order to strengthen or weaken our relationships, our pride, and our understanding of the world. People find it much easier to learn from moral dilemmas when they are not actually the ones going through them. That is why so many people turn to books, films, and plays to give them answers and knowledge about the things that trouble us. These mediums create characters that are often polar opposites, establishing conflict that must be resolved. These dichotomous characters, help convey the different outcomes of various moral queries. Using these mediums for such purpose is not a new discovery. It is however, a skill that is not often mastered. The 2004 play Doubt, A Parable, the
Twelve Angry Men is a play written system by Reginald Rose in 1956 to project the bias and fragility of the justice system. Mainly, two of the characters represent the varied opinions and views citizens had in 1950’s America. Through the use of his varied, themes, settings and characters Rose is able to comment on the notion justice and thus, creates and maintains tension throughout the play Twelve Angry Men.
The world would be much different if every accusation was deemed true through gut feelings and intuition. However, that is not the way the world works. In the play Doubt by John Patrick Shanley, a nun feels that an inappropriate relationship is forming between the Priest and a student at her school. She believes her intuition to be true because of the unusual actions the Priest takes and how vacates the situation after confrontation.