The SAT has been redesigned multiple times since its first test in 1926. The test lasts approximately three to four hours, and tests over writing, critical reading, mathematics. The ACT was not introduced until 1959 by Everett Franklin Lindquist, who at the time was a professor at the University of Iowa. Lindquist developed the ACT to be a competitor to the SAT.
A literary analysis on who is the narrator: The Narrator in A Rose for Emily is First Person Plural There is a mystery that seems to be unsolved throughout the years. Many important and influential literature critics have tried to discover who is the narrator in A Rose for Emily. After an extensive period of research, the mystery of who the narrator is has been solved. There are different points of view and information collected by the main narrator.
A Character Analysis of Blanche Dubois in the Play “A Streetcar Named Desire” Blanche Dubois is the protagonist of one of Tennessee William’s most famous plays A Streetcar Named Desire. It was first performed on Broadway in 1947. It won a Pulitzer Prize and launched the careers of the playwright, director (Eliza Kazan), and several of the actors (Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Karl Malden, and Kim Hunter). Blanche Dubois is probably one of the dramatic characters who has called the attention of spectators. However, she seems to be inexhaustible in her complexity, for new perspectives can be applied in an analysis of her downfall.
Conflict is one of the many ways Shakespeare used to spice up the play of Romeo and Juliet. Not to mention that conflict is a recurring theme within the play as it intertwines with several other themes to importantly show the relationship of conflict to tragedy. He explores conflict to bring the significance of tragedy within the play, this can be observed that the idea of conflict has been dispersed throughout the play. This can be seen as when conflicts build up and unveil itself in a chain till the death of Romeo and Juliet, this intensifies what Shakespeare depicts the conflict as a means of proving the worth of conflict in the play. Since the play of Romeo and Juliet was set In Verona, during the Renaissance period, it was the rebirth of Art and beauty, showcasing nobility, humility, and dignity.
Halley Richardson Professor Orobello AML2020 04 February 2018 Midterm Essay Exam: American literature has had a large impact on our society for a long time. The two poets I have chosen for this paper are highly known in early American Literature. I am going to speak about how their lives may have influenced their works and why this played an important factor. II. Emily Dickinson
“Fair is foul, foul is fair...”(1,1,11) this well-known line in Shakespeare 's Macbeth challenges appearances versus reality and it remains a theme throughout the play. Shakespeare is notorious for using the theme appearances versus reality as seen in many of his plays such as Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, and Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare uses the faults of the human perception to discover the Truth for this he is regarded as one of the most influential playwrights of all time. He exploits appearance and reality to advance the plot, but it also comments on greater issues.
“We are seeking to define what is distinctly theatre, what separates this activity from other categories of performance and spectacle… our productions are detailed investigations of the actor-audience relationship.” Jerzy Grotowski Jerzy Grotowski (1933-1999) was a Polish innovative theatre director and theorist who has been a significant influence to theatre today. He was a significant innovator in the development of experimental, avant-garde theatre. Grotowski demands that theatre must actively seek out how it’s different from other forms of performance, such as television and film. He was influenced strongly by the work of other theatre director’s such as Constantin Stanislavski, Bertolt Brecht and Vsevolod Meyerhold.
Sophocles was a famous tragedian playwright, who influenced the development of drama, during the time of birth of ancient Greek tragedy. During this time, there were many debates in relation to fate and free will, which deeply affected the ancient Greek society. In his play, Oedipus the King, Sophocles encourages the argument by portraying the situation through his characters. Throughout the play, we are often met with Oedipus’s trial to escape his fate as he tries to leads the city of Thebes out of despairing times. Oedipus has many achieving qualities, to which the ancient Greek were fond of, and he made himself to be a good ruler.
William Shakespeare’s plays are known for having many elements that hook the reader into the drama that lasts from beginning to end. His comedies are especially interesting, typically featuring arguments and feuds between characters, cases of mistaken identity, and at least one couple who experiences a crazy up and down relationship that usually somehow ends up in love by the end of the play. All of these elements are identifiable in Much Ado About Nothing. A deeper look at the characters of Hero and Claudio typifies how this couple is no different. This couple gets together in an unusual way, witnesses plenty of drama and backstabbing moments that lead the reader through the story wondering what is going to become of these two by the end.
Hamlet’s Mind-Game, the Suspension of Disbelief and the Fictional Reality William Shakespeare composed in 1601 the play Hamlet, Prince of Denmark which was considered as a masterpiece at the time and it is still considered as one till the present time. The reason for the great attraction of the play lies in Shakespeare 's unique writing techniques. In these writing methods he elevates the language from its fundamental facility to a level in which the language transfers from its abstract notion to a degree when it becomes materialized for the audience. Therefore, in Hamlet prince of Denmark, the audience in the theater experiences the elaboration of the words from its complex or intangible meaning into a material form; thus a form that is more comprehensible. Equally important, in the play Hamlet himself is able to occupy the liminal space between time dimensions of life and afterlife.
JUNSU AN / ELA 30-2 P2 / MARCH 23 Avoid and Look Away In the play “A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams, the theme of escapism is explored through the character of Blanche Dubois. Blanche is a broken woman who went through tough experiences in her life. She lost her young husband to suicide. Soon after her husband’s loss, she loses her family, family fortune and estate.
There are several ways you could say Tennessee William uses the motifs of light and shadow throughout the play “A Streetcar Named Desire”. One of the most obvious is how both are used to convey the difference between reality and the fantasy world some characters seem trapped in. Reality is represented by light, under it nothing can be hidden. Whereas staying in the shadows allow one to hide parts of themselves they wish to keep secret and create a false sense of reality, a fantasy of who they want to be. Williams also uses light to develop the character of Blanche, who struggles with her past and aging body.