In the play the Montagues and the Capulets have an “ancient grudge… where civil blood makes civil hands unclean”, due to the vendetta the two lovers were driven to death because of their forbidden love (Shakespeare). Unlike Shakespeare, Wilde uses names to further the satirical nature of The Importance of Being Earnest. Throughout the play Wilde is perpetually using situational irony, exaggeration, deflation and epigrammatic phrases in order to ridicule societies social norms. Although the play is satirical it also gives a lot of insight on the importance of names. The play states that names are enough to judge character and even status in society.
This shows the the reader that the society is very unreasonable and ridiculous. Showing this ridicule allowed the people of the late Victorian period to realize that a change was needed. I believe a good author must be able to project himself into the story, but it does not mean he has to like the characters. Wilde created ridiculous characters that had unreasonable qualities. Gwendolyn, for instance, loved the name Ernest, “It is a divine name.
Disadvantageous aspects of human nature unceasingly grow as bigotry increases; thus, dismally impacting mankind as a result. For instance, society becomes controversial in Shakespeare’s Othello when the destructive Iago formulates a plan to entangle almost everyone in the play; naturally, utilizing resources such as ignorance and bewilderment to carry out what he intends. In another event, Sarah Koenig’s Serial podcast portrays society as a system of criminal injustice and biased assumptions when the star of the series, Adnan Syed, becomes convicted of a crime without solid evidence; likewise, in Plato’s “Allegory of the Den,” the prisoners rest chained to their own ignorance with the same unadaptability as those subject to society’s everlasting
Alice in Wonderland Societal Reading Victorian society demanded a specific role of civilians with strict expectations they always adhere to. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, more commonly recognised by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, is one author who questioned these expectations through the use of satire within his text Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Satirizing the rule and conventions of Victorian society is one manner in which Carroll subverts the nature of this time period by drawing specific attention to the worst aspects and proving how ridiculous they truly are. Two examples of this within Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland can be found within the tea party scene in chapter 7. This chapter depicts a Mad Hatter and his friends, the dormouse and March Hare all sitting around a “large” table, “but all three were all crowded together at one corner of it”.
their widely differing political and religious beliefs lay at the heart of the civil war. while the cavaliers supported King Charles and his Divine Right of Kings, the roundheads fiercely opposed them and wanted king Charles under complete control from parliament for they too were angered by Charles’ dissolution of parliament. Oliver Cromwell was their leader. John Pym, John Hampden, Denzil Holles, Arthur Haselrig, and William Strode were the 5mps who were arrested because they encouraged the Scots to invade England during the Bishops Wars.They had also intended to impeach the Queen, Henrietta of France but were arrested right before their attempt. On January 4th, 1642, Charles I strode into parliament and seized the 5 MPs.
Tralfamadorians believe that everyone is bound by fate and they have no control over their destination which is free will. The Tralfamadorians belief of fate aims to justify the irrationality of war by criticizing human's thoughtless decisions on initiating wars. The Tralfamadorians also mention that there will always be a war on earth since humans are designed to glorify war.This statement was intended by Vonnegut to dishonor war and label it in a negative way. Billy experiences post-traumatic stress disorder after the war tells the readers how his life has
This caused peasants to fight against their lords, burn feudal scripts, and seize manor houses. These riots that were propelled by hate, confusion, and conspiracy all kickoffed the infamous French Revolution. With King Louis, XVI reigning over France, there is a common question of “To what extent is King Louis XVI responsible for the Great Fear of 1789?” While there are many people to blame, King Louis XVI played the role of the peasants believing the outlandish rumors that caused the initial riots. He played this role by socially neglecting and placing harsh taxes on the Third Estate. King Louis XVI’s lackadaisical, inattentive, and unreasonable rule on the people of France, cause them to lose faith in their King
“Hate destroys the hater” (Martin Luther King Jr.). In the book A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, the two most malicious, vengeful and barbarous characters are Madame Defarge and the Marquis St. Evremonde. The pair were both inhabitants of the French town of San Antoine; he is an aristocrat and she is a citizen and a revolutionary. Madame Defarge and the Marquis have a unique history; one that is dark and cruel, heart-rendering and acrimonious. Though they have their differences, this sinister duo have a relatable story.
Another example of social hypocrisy is the characters the Duke and the King. The Duke and the King show Huckleberry and Jim how tough it is to live in the society they do. For example, Twain states, “Then he turns around, blubbering, and makes a lot of idiotic signs to the duke on his hands, and blamed if he didn’t drop a carpetbag and bust out a-crying. If they warn’t the beatenest lot, them two frauds, that ever I struck” (Twain 193). Huckleberry tells us how the King and the Duke are faking being a dead man’s brother.
John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men both protests and explores the sense of injustice that pervades the novella. Set in a time in America where inequity formed a prevalent part of society, Steinbeck dissents against this unfairness through his characterisation and treatment of his characters. His portrayal of the inequality, sexism and racism affecting Lennie, Candy, Curley’s wife, and Crooks is a subtle objection to such injustice, and he suggests that these prejudices severely constrain the victims of such intolerance. Through investigating the weak and the prejudiced, Steinbeck suggests that discrimination can destroy lives, both figuratively and literally. The way Steinbeck dichotomises society into the weak and the strong is a clear protest against ableism and the inequality between these two personae.