Michelle Lee, a published writer and Shakespeare critic, states that “The enigmatic influence of fate, fortune, and the heavens on the lives of human beings forms a compelling theme in Shakespearean dramas and comedies” (Lee, 2004, para. 1). Lee is essentially saying the theme of chance and pure luck is an essential theme in Shakespearean dramas and comedies. This is certainly evident in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She goes on to say “Critics suggest that Shakespeare's depiction of fortune in the comedies relies in large part on medieval and Renaissance perceptions of this obscure force.
Tim Burton was influenced by Dr. Seuss and Grimm’s fairy tales, his films are characterized by dark stories and rhymes. Dr. Seuss influenced one of Burton's films, The Nightmare Before Christmas. “It is easy to see the influence of Dr. Seuss's imagination in Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Grimm’s fairy tales have been described as “violent and grisly,” even Walt Disney Studios adaptations underestimate it’s sinister elements. Burton didn’t intend to fade away it’’s dark elements. “Burton, however, embraces the dark elements.” As the reader can see, Burton’s inspiration comes from Grimm’s fairy tales and Dr. Seuss.
Repetitive Symbolism Light and darkness are both fluctuating stigmas of what society perceives as right and wrong. Each holds a representational standpoint in many forms of literature, both modern and old. In the epic poem Beowulf, light heavily parallels darkness by coming in several symbolic forms that institute an analysis of depth. One of these symbols in specific capitalizes itself throughout the epic poem as a shining hero and guiding light against the evil manifestation that may be terrorizing the innocent figures in the novel. For example, the 'helpless' Dane's were at first wary of this new person, but once he'd proved himself, held no doubt, and almost gawked at one of his most historic victories.“…For the proof…” as they all saw,
The novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald illustrates a morally ambiguous character that can’t be defined as strictly good or evil. Moral ambiguity is the driving force towards Gatsby’s actions. The character Gatsby demonstrates morally ambiguous qualities that initiate plot throughout the whole novel. Morally ambiguous choices can be viewed towards Gatsby’s character throughout the novel. The first glimpse of Gatsby is introduced in the first chapter while Nick is “exempting him from his reaction” of a “uniform and at a sort of moral attention forever” already placing Gatsby in a position of moral ambiguity (Fitzgerald 2).
He also likes to incorporate dreams because they change the flow of time, and impossible situations occur. He even incorporates things such as the moon to give the play a dreamy effect. Shakespeare tries to recreate a hectic environment by letting fairies intervene into the magical forest. After a bizarre night in the forest, many of the characters explain that what happen to them was simply just a dream. By calling their experiences dreams, this allows the characters to not have to come up with an explanation for their occurences.
Firstly, supernatural magic, the form found in myths and fictional stories like Aladdin’s lamp and Harry Potter’s world of wizardry. Secondly, stage magic, which is nothing but tricks performed by magicians that they do not reveal for the sake of the confidentiality of their profession or for deceitful purposes of fraud in careers like mindreading and fortune-telling. Last but not least, poetic magic, the kind of magic we use to describe something extremely beautiful and breathtaking as ‘magical’, with given examples like sunsets, alpine landscapes, and rainbows against dark skies. Here the writer uses the “build it up-break it down” method with supernatural magic, reminding his readers with their childhood before suddenly shattering its beauty with the obvious “but we all know that kind of magic is just fiction and does not happen in reality.” This highlights how abstract supernatural magic is, and how believing in it is a form of immaturity. Why?
The story “The Nose” by Nikolai Gogol is a short story that uses personification to convey the theme and etc, just like the story. The portrait” by Nikolai Gogol, The two stories have many similarities that involve a magical realistic tone including the use of personification in both of the stories, in the end the main characters learn a lesson from the magical object, and lastly the two stories use a magical realistic tone to show obsession that the main character has. The use of a magical realistic tone conveys the theme and ideas of the stories. The first similarity that the two stories have is how in both stories the author uses personification. The use of a more interesting magical realistic tone in the story.
Through the transitions of time and culture, a change in the world’s literature is clearly presented. Works tend to hold distinctive or even repetitive content with highlights of the author’s artistic imaginings and ideas. The most popular legend regarding Sir Lancelot, who’s known to uphold the position as King Arthur’s greatest knight, involves King Arthur’s wife. Sir Lancelot and Guinevere have an affair behind King Arthur’s back which eventually leads to the destruction of Arthur’s kingdom. As time proceeds, the Arthurian Legend of Sir Lancelot has been uniquely altered by authors.
In Margaret Atwood’s poem “There Was Once”, Atwood uses irony to point out the societal problems within the genre of fairy tales. Charles Perrault, the author of the short story “The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood”, writes about fantastic creatures, magic, and love, following the generic conventions of fairy tales. When compared to Perrault’s short story “The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood”, Atwood’s poem both compliments and contrasts Perrault’s. These two texts, although similar, offer different views on the genre of fairy tales. Margaret Atwood’s satirical poem, “There Was Once”, aims to disrupt the generic conventions of a traditional fairy tale.
Macbeth suffers from being the tragic hero of the play where he has numerous flaws but most noticeably his uncontrolled ambition and desire for power which leads to his tragic defeat. “Aristotle stated that a tragic hero must be of certain qualities: a