Throughout the Play Macbeth written by William Shakespeare, Macbeth is a man who goes through different characteristical shifts. With the clear use of different analytical techniques in the play macbeth, It makes it easier for us, the readers to deeply follow along from beginning to end. The two techniques that set this play apart from its close competitors are the use of irony and vampirism. These two techniques thoughtfully mentioned in the play macbeth are also related to the Book How To Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster. After reading chapter 26 “It’s he serious?
There is much speculation about the cause of the Salem witchcraft trials, but one thing is certain: history is bound to repeat itself. The Red Scare had similar causations and results, which caused Miller to write his play. In fact, Miller’s presentation of themes in the excluded scene may make the audience reflect on the application to their life. Trials. In The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, the addition of the excluded scene would enhance the performance of the play.
Olivia Lynch Mrs. Butterfield AP Lit 5/1/16 When you are ready to dive into the vast world of Shakespeare, you can begin by using what is known as a critical lens. The lens that may help you understand the background details of one of Shakespeare’s plays would be the Historical lens. Although there are many different lens that you can use to interpret a story, the Historical Lens is a great lens to dive into to find what really influenced the great ideas of William Shakespeare as he wrote Hamlet including the role gender plays, the comparison of Elizabeth Tudor, and the religious incorporation throughout the play. First, we can take the Historical Lens and dive into the idea of how gender roles were highly represented in Hamlet
Soon after realizing what a mistake that was, he denied his love towards Abigail. She then uses the affair to blackmail John to protect her own actions of witchery in the forrest. In Act II of The Crucible, John Proctor yells, “I will fall like an ocean on that court! Fear nothing, Elizabeth” (Miller, II 1127). Abigail Williams, very bitter towards Elizabeth, charges her with witchcraft.
Upon learning of the witches’ prophecies, the woman devised a plan which included Macbeth murdering Duncan to take his title (I, iv, 38-40). This scene demonstrates Lady Macbeth’s obvious malicious intent and her malevolent personality. After noticing her husband’s reluctance at executing her plan, she influences him so that Macbeth will conclusively murder Duncan. “…Which thou esteem’st the ornament of life, and live a coward in thine own esteem” (I, vii, 42-3). She continually criticizes him for refusing to kill Duncan, letting him know that what he was doing was considered a cowardly act.
Comparison of the “Psycho” and “A Rose for Emily” The Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock and A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner are works with different plots and endings. The movie is focused on a maniac, who recreated an image of his mother to kill visitors. Norman Bates killed own mother because he thought she “betrayed” him, and used her personality in his further crimes. The man was caught and his actions were revealed long before his death. Faulkner’s story demonstrates totally different plot: there is an own main character, her mental disorder and its consequences for the society.
His secret affair with Abigail Williams spurred the jealousy that Abigail has towards Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor’s wife. Abigail then began to turn John Proctor’s life around by accusing Elizabeth of witchcraft. This fatal flaw eventually led John Proctor to his own death. The play is set in Salem during the Puritan era where many people, like Elizabeth
When Abigail approaches Proctor and talks to him, she tells him how they are faking witchcraft. Proctor then tries to stop the trials when he realizes that the girls have faked it. Later on, he is accused of witchcraft and will not falsely admit to it and is hanged at the end of the play. Throughout the play, Proctor shows both honorable and flawed traits. However, many of Proctor’s flawed actions overshadow those that are honorable.
Lastly, Tybalt is the most to blame for the events that occur in Romeo and Juliet because of the the first events he caused leading to the suicides of Romeo and Juliet. The confirmation that Tybalt is the cause of the terrible events in Romeo and Juliet is shown in the play “Romeo and Juliet” when Romeo says, “Is it even so? then I defy you, stars! Thou know 'st my lodging: get me ink and paper, and hire post-horses; I will hence tonight.” when he finds out that Juliet is dead, but doesn’t know she faked her death. Then Romeo sets out in his sorrow to an apothecary and says, “Come hither, man.
Macbeth goes on to commit many murders throughout the play, but to what extent were these murders a result of Macbeth’s ‘Vaulting Ambition’? The phrase ‘vaulting ambition’ comes from Act I, Scene VII, from Macbeth’s soliloquy. He attempts to rationalize his future actions – committing regicide and assassinating King Duncan. To a Stuart audience like the one the play was first performed to, regicide was the worst crime a person could commit. This is a result of the belief in the Divine Right of Kings.
It was dark in the theatre and included colors of pink, red, and purple to capture the mood of “love’. These elements of the set design added to the production and made it feel like they were realistically going through a tunnel. At the beginning and the ending of the production, these were the scenes that made the audience feel as if they were in the show and watching it themselves. The “freaks” were in their cages or in the aisle ways. The round lights that hung from the ceiling in the theatre gave the feel of actually seeing a freak show.
In the play Abigail Williams, and Thomas Putnam’s take advantage of the pervasive fear in the village, allowing them to fulfill their selfish and exploitative motives which are what truly fuel the Salem Witch Trials. To begin with, Abigail Williams starts the accusations of witchcraft in order to fulfill her ulterior motives. We first see hints of her motives when Abigail tells John Proctor, a married man under whom she had worked that, “I am waiting’ for you every night”(1099). While Abigail worked under John and Elizabeth Proctor, she had developed feelings for John. Elizabeth removes her which angers Abigail deeply.
2012, 1.7.58 if he were to follow through with the plan. Lady Macbeth even points out that she herself would kill her own baby as a means to reach her goals. This drives Macbeth to the point where he is “Settled and bend-up.” (Shakespeare, trans. 2012, 1.7.92) to prove himself. Her condescending inspiration is the first to trigger a change in his morals and attitude.