Play-scripts were manuscript and used as manuals to en-scene plays which were visually presented by actors for the purpose of entertaining and communicating implied meaning to an audience. Shakespeare’s play Macbeth was written during King Henry V’s reign over England, a historical context which emphasizes meaning to the basis of the play. Having read Shakespeare’s Macbeth and watched film director Justin Kurzel’s re-interpretation of the play starring Michael Fassbender we can identify dissimilarities and noticeable distinctions between the script and the movie. Through my analysis, I determined the main difference between the play-script and the movie to be the role of grief in influencing the actions of the main characters. This opens a
Despite their deeply religious values, the members of the Puritan Society in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible are equally as sinful as the rest of the world. The Puritans, known for coming to God when given any matter at hand, lay blame on the Devil, regardless of their contradictory values. By putting blame on him for their wrongdoings, the Devil earns power by the Puritans resorting to involving him in a situation whenever any one thing goes wrong. Power is defined by one’s reputation, status, wealth, gender, and age. Although the natural decider of one’s power in the Puritan society is land, the Devil, himself, holds ultimate power; despite the fact that he does not appear as a human figure, he controls the thoughts and actions of the Puritan
It is evident in the first three acts that Richard is vengeful toward those of "divine right". Furthermore, the supernatural plays a major role in exposing Richard 's evil deeds and draws a light on absolute truth and retribution. Unlike Shakespeare 's Henry VI plays, Richard III is especially focused on divine justice and the
Despite their deeply religious values, the members of the Puritan Society in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible are equally as sinful as the rest of the world. The Puritans, known for turning to God when given any matter at hand, lay blame on the Devil, regardless of their contradictory values. By blaming on him for their wrongdoings, the Devil earns power through the Puritans restoring to involve him whenever any one thing goes wrong. Power is defined by one’s reputation, status, wealth, gender, and age; although the natural deciding factor of one’s power in the Puritan society is land, the Devil himself holds ultimate power. Despite the fact that he does not appear as a human figure, he controls the thoughts and actions of the Puritan society, serving as the ultimate threat.
Dante’s portrayal of Satan shows him to be monstrous and empty as he does not fulfill any satisfaction that is felt if something is missing in one’s life. The thing that is missing in the readers’ lives is God as only God can satisfy our desire. This paradox of Satan by Dante speaks truth as to the fact he is both monstrous and empty. This is an astounding idea to think but it makes sense as he is seen with three heads gnawing on the sinners in the final realm of Hell, Judecca, but is also empty as he is the epitome of sin and, as said earlier, sin is empty and never truly
Sound starts to associate some with the thought processes, however occasions have been set relentlessly in movement. He apprehensions losing face- -and accepts unclearly that *someone* ought to be rebuffed, or witchcraft appear to be supported. This is obviously the same predicament confronted by all Satan-floggers: Without Satanists to whip, they 'd be out of a
In Puritan societies, the judicial system was intrinsically linked with religion to the extent that church and state were nearly indistinguishable from each other. The Puritan judicial system influenced by multiple sources, hardly differentiated between crimes and sins, was prone to corruption and hysteria and inflected many dehumanizing punishments. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter provides an accurate image of the puritan judicial system and its various punishments. In the Scarlet Letter, one sees a depiction of an extraordinarily cruel justice system that is pursued with a religious zeal. Turning over of particularly mischievous children to public authorities as depicted in the Scarlet Letter was commonplace.
The play was not only inspired by the Salem witch trials that took place in Massachusetts in 1692 but the McCarthy trials during the 1950’s. The play centers around the extreme behavior that can result from dark desires and hidden agendas. And as one reads this historical drama they discover many universal and enduring themes. Three universal themes that I will discuss are good vs. evil, justice, and religion. The first theme that I will discuss is religion.
McQueen and Ridley were really able to bring this movie to life by giving the viewers heartbreak from the sound of the whip thrashing through the skin to the disregarding screams that ring across the closed doors. Throughout the film, families are constantly being separated from each other permanently and the screams and intense background music really brings the agony to its truest form. Much of the film advocates with dialogue and characters playing the part and I find that this film was very well executed in doing that. Countless roles in the movie require speechless expression and the pain that both Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong’o who plays the role of Patsey are able to express so many emotions without words. These expressions during whipping scenes help the viewer to feel that same pain and cringe when the heightened background music begins to play and the character begins to wail.