There are frequent references to time and age in the story. For instance, Welty uses the metaphor of a pendulum 's motion in a grandfather clock to capture the way Phoenix moves (1), and Phoenix often refers to how old she is, even going so far as to say, "I the oldest people I ever know" (26). Statements like this give her a kind of immortal feel, like she 's been around long enough to know the secrets of the universe and won 't be bowing out any time soon. 2. There are also plenty of images of
Shakespeare is able to make readers see how deeply in love the couple was though they had only known each other for a short amount of time. Finally, Romeo and Juliet get Friar Laurence to marry them. The only proof of this is Friar Laurence saying, “But come on, inconsistent young man, come with me. I’ll help you with your secret wedding” (2.3.89). The wedding is so extremely rushed that in the play, there is no direct statement that shows that they actually got married.
A Phoenix is said to be bright gold and red coloring like fire, likewise, Phoenix Jackson had gold running under her skin with a red rag tied on her head. Similarly, both the mythological Phoenix and Welty’s character had noticeably blue eyes. At one point in the story, Phoenix Jackson refreshes herself with sweet gum water, a favorite of the Phoenix bird. Lastly, after completing her mission, Phoenix taps her cane on the floor and states, “this is what comes to me to do” (Kirszner & Mandell, 2012, p.393). The mythological Phoenix, when completing its life, claps its wings together and begins the process of rebirth.
Many different pieces of literature occasionally include one unsuspected character that is deemed to be trustworthy; when in reality, they are the ones actually causing conflict, tragedies, and confusion amongst other characters. In this tragedy, both Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet trust the ever so holy, Friar Lawrence, wholeheartedly without knowing he'd one day betray their trust. In William Shakespeare's most famous literary work, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence's decisions and actions were not truly motivated for the love of young Romeo and Juliet. The friar's actions show that the decisions he made weren't truly aimed or motivated for Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet when he decided to marry the both of them in order to end an ancient, family feud, and when he failed in making sure Romeo Montague, whom had been banished, received the letter containing the important updates on what was currently happening. Initially, Friar Lawrence shows his intentions weren't truly for Romeo and Juliet when he decided to marry the two lovers, urged by the strong motivation to end the feud between the Montagues and Capulets.
Shakespeare has a special way of handling the plots in order to keep the audience guessing. This is one of the main reasons why he still manages to surprise us even today in ways that probably the Greeks and the French never have. Aristotle defines comedy as “an imitation of men that are worse than the average” Since we are dealing with normal people and the problems they might have, we cannot expect a perfect outcome for everybody in all aspects at the end of a play. If life was perfect we will probably not have a need for comedies. These situations and characters are there to helps us appreciate what is really happening in the
Audiences of Shakespeare’s play The Comedy of Errors are quickly thrown into the city of Ephesus and immediately introduced to an unknown man who, the audience is informed, has disobeyed a strict law in Ephesus and will soon face the punishment of execution. Considering the old man’s predicament, who’s name is Egeon, there is a noticeable ominous tone located at the beginning of the play, and Egeon’s despair is the main emotion displayed throughout the first act of the play. That being said, the despairing nature of Egeon’s possible death is quickly forgotten as the play carries on and moves its attention towards a young and energetic man, Atiphilous of Syracuse. Both Egeon’s hopelessness and Antipholous’ youthful and optimistic attitude are relevant to the future plot of the play, but Egeon’s narrative is especially important as his introductory speeches provide numerous overt, and not so overt, indications of the events that are
In William Shakespeare's play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, the use of multiple literary devices makes the play interesting. Dramatic irony, which is when the audience knows more than the characters, occurs numerous times throughout the play and grabs the attention of the audience. Soliloquies, which are lengthy speeches by a character to project their thoughts and emotions to the audience, this allows the audience to be more attentive. Allusions are references by characters to well-known places, events from myths or other literature that cause the audience to be absorbed into the play. After reading this marvelous play, it is obvious that Shakespeare uses dramatic irony, allusions, and soliloquies all written in blank verse to grasp the undivided attention of the audience.
The first example of irony in the play, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, happens in the forest, where Bottom and his friends are practicing the play, Pyramus and Thisbe, to perform in front of Hippolyta, the queen, and Theseus, the king. The play is a love story of two Babylonians Pyramus and Thisbe. In their play, Bottom wants to play all of the parts. The lion, moonlight, Pyramus, and Thisbe. His friends finally tell her to only play Pyramus, lover to Thisbe, in their upcoming play.
He explains that the family feud would’ve been able to end if they were married, until Romeo was banished. “Prince: Where be these enemies? Capulet, Montague, see, what scourge is laid upon your hate, that Heaven finds means to kill your joys with love!” (Shakespeare V. iii. 295-298). After the prince confirms Friar Lawrence’s innocence he confronts Capulet and Montague about how this conflict between them has
She is interested in the conflict between mind and feelings. This unfulfilled love causes pain and therefore it is not pleasant experience. By trying to get rid of it, something is lost and leaves the person in a dumb state. The poem also explores the issue of the difference between love and friendship and the often recurring difficulties in defining the exact borderlines. Love grown old with the passage of time in “One Flesh” (1966) In “One Flesh” Jennings describes the relationship of an ageing couple.