How it happened was a woman named Helen was promised to become the bride to king Menelaus, forcefully, she became the Queen of Sparta. Years later, Troy went to Sparta for a peace treaty. However, once Paris and Helen met, marriage didn’t stop them from falling in love. Helen loved him so much that she left with Paris, to Troy. Provoking men to die, wives to be mournful, and children being raised without
Love and marriage in his plays always ended miserably and symbolized as tragedies, or full of unnecessary disputes on trivial issues. Perhaps, Shakespeare must have experienced it vicariously somewhere or somehow had an own experience. Shakespeare was a brilliant student of human nature; his tragedies gave significance to man 's passions and the consequences when they are out of control. Macbeth is one of his greatest plays ever. It is the only Shakespearean play that’s set in Scotland.
Both works share a similarity in how they make an unremarked woman their focus, while at same time professing admiration for her. For instance, in Sonnet 130 lines 1-2 Shakespeare states "My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips' red". Therefore, he is boldly declaring that his mistress eyes are nothing extraordinary in comparison to the sun, which shines so brightly. While her lips are an unappealing shade of red. Similarly, lines 3-10 continue on in the same manner with the author proudly admitting that he is aware of his mistress faults, yet he still desires her.
Criticisms on The Crucible The drama The Crucible by Arthur Miller tells a story of lies and deceptions. It does a semi-comedic recap of the Salem Witch Trials that happened during colonial times. One critic, John Gassner, states that Miller is “the most ‘constructive’ of recent American playwrights, but has struggled manfully to create a theatre of positive values.” Gassner uses The Crucible to point out these struggles stating that it is a “heroic example” (Gassner). Another critic, Philip Hope-Wallace, claims that The Crucible was very highly esteemed in New York and America, but everywhere else in the world it was not. He claimed it to be “melodramatically ‘moving.’” and compared it the Shaw’s work about witch hunts, claiming that the scenes from Shaw’s work were “so human, wise and balanced that it cleave[d] the heart” (Hope-Wallace).
The reader, on the other hand, probably pities Jane after her horrible experience in the red-room, therefore this emphasize on beauty has to be seen in a critical way. As Jen Cadwallader expresses in her Essay “Plain Jane and the Limits of Female Beauty”: “the homage paid to her appearance is a detriment to the development of her [Georgiana’s] character.” (Cadwallader 239). Thanks to her beauty, others seem to ignore or play down the mistakes Georgiana makes in her life, because of that she develops into “shallow” and “self-centred”
Along with the blood connection, the fact that she told macbeth that she would be ashamed if her heart was white (weak) as his reveals her desire to be strong. This creates the image portraying her heart as dark or evil. Deep inside, she is shown as being a wicked character. At the same time, Lady Macbeth can be seen as an angel through the imagery Shakespeare conveys at the end of the play when she sleepwalks; “It is an accustomed action with her to seem thus washing her hands,”(5.1.24-25). Simply, the action of washing her hands shows the guilt and how the goodness inside wants to cleanse her depravity.
Billy says the tea tastes like almonds and that foreshadows what will happen to Billy because cyanide a poison is said to taste like almonds and the old lady keeps offering the tea that she put cyanide in because she is planning on killing him, and this shows he misjudged the old women because she is not as nice as she seemed. Another craft move that is demonstrated in the story is irony the author shows this in the story because the elderly lady is complimenting Billy and doesn't realize that she is not just saying it to be nice. I the passage it says, “...Tall and young and handsome, my dear, just exactly like you...Seventeen! she cried. Oh, it’s the perfect age.
The Weird Sisters answer to Hecate and her need for control is evident when she is infuriated by their dialog with Macbeth. By speaking of “riddles and affairs of death,” (Shakespeare 373) the Weird Sisters stepped out of line without their leaders’ permission. Being the “close contriver of all harms,” Hecate is enraged at the fact she was “never called to bear [her] part” (Shakespeare 373) in the handling of Macbeth’s prophesy. She wishes to control everything under the “umbrella” of spells and witchcraft. Although she is considered a goddess, the simple principle of her sexuality and influence coincides with female dominance.
When a play is referred to by many as one of the greatest tragedies of all time it 's safe to assume it’s writer had a good method for tearing their characters lives apart. In Shakespeare 's Macbeth, the playwright uses the main character’s ideas about predetermined fate to plummet him into insanity. Macbeth’s fate was not determined by outside powerful forces but by his own actions and decisions, and ultimately the tragic nature of his fate was caused by his assumption that his fate was sealed. Macbeth initially has no reason to believe in any certain path his life would take. Because of this Macbeth acts unselfishly and makes an effective hero.