In Bucknell University’s production of Marisol by Jose Rivera, one of the central themes is chaos and the effects of chaos. This theme of chaos is in part seen through the inconsistent timeline of the play. Chaos is also seen through the development of the main characters Marisol, June, and Lenny. Jose Rivera’s purpose in writing about chaos is to parallel the real life experiences of so many people before and even now that live the lives of his characters in Marisol. The chaos is present to give voice to the real people who lived in uncertainty, enduring the insane events of the play.
The outcome of these stories are different and they express varying effects the justice system can have on society. In 12 Angry Men, we see that the justice system prevails while in The Crucible the justices system fails. In Rose’s 12 Angry Men and Miller’s The Crucible the moral of these plays is justice, within each play, justice is depicted in a different way. Rose and Miller both reveal in their plays what the justice system means to them and the role it plays in society, through the use of their characters and the different endings in their plays. Miller and Rose both communicate through their plays, The Crucible and 12 Angry Men their views on justice and how it affects our society.
In the end, racism and poverty can be summed up under one major theme, bullying. Racism is a form a bullying, its name calling which is the highest form of bullying. In both novels even people who are your friends will also make comments and 'jokes ' about your race. Poverty also aids in bullying. People who are usually poor don’t have really nice things and their hygiene might not be up to par.
External forces have the ability to alter the persona of an individual throughout their life. In Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief Liesel Meminger lives in a poor household at the height of Nazi-run Germany. Large outside forces that have a direct impact on the personal life of Liesel develop her character gradually throughout the novel in a combination of negative and positive ways. The relationships Liesel forms with others, and the major events that happen in the harsh society influence her character. Liesel’s identity is shaped by the external forces she experiences which evolves her character.
Symbols are a literary device used by authors to represent a deeper, complex meaning in their stories. The reader must understand how symbolism enriches and expresses the profound message behind the central theme of the text. In the novel, Of Mice and Men, George, a migrant worker, travels with his friend, Lennie, who is intellectually disabled. The reader follows George and Lennie as they get to know their co-workers including Candy, an old, crippled caretaker, Crooks, an intelligent, negro stable hand, and Curley’s wife, a lady desperate for attention and someone to talk to. These characters all face discrimination present in society.
Raymond Carver’s portrayal of the setting, the physical environment and the homes his characters inhabit completely correlate to a sentimental connection the characters have in their particular stories. Common themes of conflict, jealousy, acceptance, loss, and separation signify the characters struggle within the stories, more so relating to the differences with their significant others or their family. Carver’s use of household separation and the seasonal influence within the story “A Serious Talk” signifies the characters indifferences as the story progresses. As for the story “Popular Mechanics”, the setting helps foreshadow the relationship on the brink of a devastating occurrence/interpretation. Furthermore, this paper will identify the significance of Carver’s use of the setting in determining the characters relationship in the stories previously mentioned.
Through the characters Lawler explores issues about Australian masculinity, mateship and the so called social "norms". Lawler sends a message to his audiences through his play about the social problems people faced in their day to day lives and how he sees that there is a need for change. He challenges readers to examine and question the ideals, values and attitudes, which form their own "world" by exposing the limitations of lives based on the pursuit of unrealistic aspirations. This paper discusses the theme of ‘ideals, dreams versus reality’, which shows how each character in the play cherishes a dream and respects an ideal, while in reality, it turns out to be something different and portrays how these expectations are up to the mark or lay shattered at the end. Keywords: Australia, masculinity, mateship, norms, Ideals, Dreams, Reality, Ray Lawler
Student’s Name: Professor’s Name: Course: Date: Fences Playwrights pass relevant information to their viewers through the plays which they create. Viewers must be keen to acquire valuable lessons. Otherwise, they may miss some critical components which would have a positive impact on their development. August Wilson’s “Fences” is an example of a play which passes vital awareness on some of the critical issues which affect the society. The play addresses the issue of racism and how this element creates oppression to the African Americans who struggle to earn a living.
The purpose of comedy is to tickle those emotions into an expression of light relief; of tragedy, to wound them and bring relief of tears. Disgust and terror are the other points of the compass.” Through the outcomes of both plays, the audience is able to receive some hard truths and be confronted with reality. In their respective ways, the two plays reveal truths about the human experience in the way that the plays are symbolic of very real human or societal problems. Sophocles’ Greek tragedy, Oedipus Rex, has a fateful plot with a tragic ending. His play follows the conventions of tragedy, implementing plot, character development,
NAME: THENJIWE MNGADI 212518955 POLS 716 ANDREW OKEM XENOPHOBIA IN SOUTH AFRICA Xenophobia refers to the inexplicable anger and hatred for strangers or foreigners. Xenophobia is one of the issues that persist in the South African state. One of the most regularly mentioned reasons for the occurrences of xenophobia in South Africa is Apartheid. The intolerant attitudes learned during Apartheid still dwell among some of the citizens. Another explanation of the violence that occurs in South Africa is blamed on the ANC government’s service delivery bad record, what Apartheid didn’t damage, the ANC did.