The play Blackrock covers a multitude of themes, ranging from Misogyny to guilt and responsibility to mateship. These are main themes that all but drive the play’s plot, if appropriate and responsible decisions where made in regards to and at the party there would have been a lessened amount of danger. If Jared had decided enough was enough and stopped his ‘mates’ from having their way with young Tracy then there would have been no murder. If women were seen as equals rather than sexual objects then the boys would have been less likely to drag a girl around and have their way with her.
"When the sins of our fathers visit us, we do not have to play host. We can banish them with forgiveness; As God, in His Largeness and Laws"(Wilson X).This epigraph by August Wilson provides an insight into the importance of the topic in the play Fences. In Fences, the play depicts the relationships of the Maxson family and their friends. Troy Maxson, a middle-aged African American man, is happily married to his wife Rose and takes care of his son Cory whilst occasionally interacting with his other son from a previous relationship. However, the complexities of Troy 's past create issues for him and his family and their relationships begin to deteriorate. Throughout the play, the characters look at faith, race, opportunities, fatherhood and
Both the play Real Women Have Curves by Josefina Lopez and the movie adaptation make an attempt to communicate the message of female empowerment through their respective protagonists, Estela and Ana. Men resolve most of Ana’s problems, whereas Estela relies on herself and other women. The play conveys the theme of female empowerment because it is female-centric, successfully addresses the issues of body image, and focuses on women’s independence and self-validation. Lopez’s play serves as an example of what can happen when women uplift and depend on each other, as opposed to men.
The affairs of the French over the 18th and early 19th centuries varied widely. However, one theme of international policy remained: secure New France in America. In The French War Against America: How a Trusted Ally Betrayed Washington and the Founding Fathers, Harlow Giles Unger depicts a story of French influence in American politics to obtain their lost lands in America.
Steel Magnolias is the story of six witty women who spend most of their time at the salon gossiping, exchanging recipes and, oh yes, occasionally getting their hair and nails done. The story is filled with many jokes and strong female friendship. Through the buzz of blowdryers and the haze of hairspray, these strong-willed Southern women retain a bond that can withstand any challenge. Combining humor and comedy with a tragic storyline, Steel Magnolias appeals to a wide variety of people. The play provides both comedic and mournful moments. In the end of the play, it is deeply revealing of the powerful bond the women share. Robert Harling uses conflict, mood, tone, and characters to portray this.
The book, Death in Salem, by Diane E. Foulds, is the story of the private lives behind the 1692 witch hunt. Death in Salem focuses on the accusers, the victims, the clergy, the judges, and the elite. There were more than one hundred and fifty accusations that year and twenty were executed. Death in Salem will make you look at the Salem witch trials of 1692 in a completely different aspect.
Paul Dooley and Winnie Holzman’s Post-its (Notes on a Marriage) is an accurate representation of how fast life actually goes by once one becomes an adult. The play begins with two maturing adults, Actor and Actress, in the beginning stages of a dating relationship, and they quickly develop into a dysfunctional family of three. The scenes then progress to a renewed relationship between Actor and Actress, and as time goes on, one proceeds to witness Actor, Actress, and Eugenia grow and mature. While one reads the play, one sees that Actor and Actress’s relationship takes time and communication for them to grow together. The play, although only a few pages long, is able to depict how the stages of life, the birth of one’s child, one’s marriage, the
Throughout the mid 18th century there was a big argument about land and power between the French and the British. This land included the upper land of the Ohio River Valley as well as the rest because the more land someone had the more power they also had. The reason why they were competing for this land was because the British were feeling threatened due to the fact that the French were taking away the land they felt were theirs by right. This also brought a feeling of threat to the British because the French were gaining power and control in trading. The start of the French and Indian War was caused by the dispute between the French and British about who was going to have more land since the more land someone had, the more powerful they were.
Langston Hughes once said, “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly”. What Langston Hughes is trying to convey is that a person who does not dream freely will be as impaired as a bird who cannot fly. In other words, this person will never reach his dream, let alone get from point A to point B. In Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun, she attempts to tell readers the story of an African American family who similarly are having troubles fulfilling their dreams. Throughout the course of the play Hansberry utilizes historical facts alongside with personal opinion to convey to her readers the argument that people can still dream and hope despite their struggles. From start to finish, the play embodies the authors message, especially through the use of character and plot developments; consequently her theme is important to readers because of the fact that is can still
Early in American exploration there is a Spanish man named Disoto who explored the American south before eventually dying. He was followed by Coronado who ended up moving into what is now modern day New Mexico and eventually California would be discovered by Cabrillo. Spaniards being of Catholic faith felt the need to spread the word, rather forcefully as well. In Florida, the spanish had several missionaries established in the hopes of Catholicizing the local natives there (the Ajacans). Eventually a man would lead rebellions against the missionaries, his name was Don Luis. As subjectgation failed in Florida, the Spanish attempted their hand at New Mexico.
In Tartuffe, She Stoops to Conquer, FuenteOvejuna, and the Kibitsu Cauldron, there are expressions of the powerful female figures, who represent different manifestations of female power. Each female figure has positive and negative characteristics about them, but all of them symbolizes the idea of hope and standing up for what is wrong in their society. In the play, Tartuffe, Dorine is the servant, who does not hold her tongue, especially when it is about someone, who is causing madness within the household. Dorine knows how wicked Tartuffe is and how arrogant Organ is for forcing Mariane into marrying Tartuffe. She tries many times to make Orgon see that Tartuffe is not right for his daughter, and she said, “…he gives her daughter a man she
Tartuffe is written by a well-known French playwright named Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Molière. According to the Eight Plays by Molière, “he is the unquestioned champion” in the genre of dramatic comedy. Tartuffe was first presented in the festival of Versailles as a three-act play. It is about a hypocrite, named Tartuffe, who poses as a religious and pious man in order to gain trust, so he can manipulate people around him. And because Orgon wants to be closer to God, he accepted Tartuffe into his own house. He trusted him so much that he wants Mariane, Orgon’s daughter, to marry Tartuffe and let him be the heir of his properties. But not everyone adores Tartuffe because other family members of Orgon want to expose Tartuffe’s true nature. The
In the play, “Tartuffe”, by Moliere, 17th century European society is satirized by personifications of standards at the time. This includes Mariane, the damsel in distress and obedient to her father, Orgon, who puts too much trust in religious figures, and most importantly, Dorine, the saucy, feisty, bright maid. In Moliere’s “Tartuffe”, Dorine is affected by the standards of being a servant, but she defies these expectations by being the voice of reason in the midst of the crisis, taking matters into her own hands to stop Tartuffe, and having close relations with Mariane.
One of the most significant individuals that Louis invited to court was Molière, a French actor and playwright. Molière provided entertainments for the court, and offered great works such as Le Tartuffe, le Misanthrope, and L’Avare. Le Tartuffe is by far one of the most controversial plays by Molière, and Louis was accepting of controversial ideas in court, leading to writers such as Molière to be able to produce works of expression (Eggert 420). It is possible that Molière’s legacy would not have been what it is without Louis XIV. The commissioning of Molière at Versailles was a strategic and beneficial action on Louis’s part, because Louis established this legacy at his own court, allowing the kingdom to see the diverse artistic talent that
Tartuffe was written during the enlightenment era, which was around the 17th century by Jean-Baptiste Molière. The Enlightenment era was considered the age of reason. Political and social issues were being questioned. People started to move away from religious views. The enlightenment thinkers believed that each person should think for themselves and not believe everything based on religious beliefs. The citizens started to bring into the light the abuse of the clergy. This is evident in Tartuffe. The power of deception is seen throughout the play. Deception is not always bad. Some characters used the theme of deception and reason to uncover Tartuffe’s mask. The characters Dorine, Elmire, Damis,