Literary Devices Essay The author William Shakespeare wrote the play Romeo and Juliet for people’s entertainment having to compete with several other types of entertainment. In the play Romeo And Juliet by William Shakespeare he includes metaphors and puns to enhance the reader's experience. Specifically, metaphors provide an explanation for Romeo and Juliet’s relationship while puns provide comic relief in a stressful situation. A modern day film called One Tree Hill relates to Romeo and Juliet in the way lovers cannot see each other . William Shakespeare included metaphors in his play Romeo And Juliet to explain the relationship between Romeo and Juliet while enhancing the reader's experience.
Late Victorian poet, playwright, and novelist Oscar Wilde is most remembered for his flamboyant nature, sharp wit, aestheticism in the extreme, his imprisonment due to his homosexuality, and his humor. Unfortunately, because of his reputation as being an absurd comic, the deeper aspects of his works often go overlooked or are dismissed altogether. This sad fact does not only apply to modern readers of his works, but to some of his contemporaries as well. In fact, Wilde 's fellow countryman George Bernard Shaw once ridiculed what would become, perhaps, his most well-loved play, as being “all froth and no pith.”, meaning that it was, although amusing, of no real substance. The play about which Shaw was speaking, The Importance of Being Earnest,
The seven deadly sins are the exact opposite of the seven cardinal’s virtues which would be heaven: Chastity to lust, temperance to gluttony, charity to greed, diligence to sloth, patience to wrath, kindness to envy, and humility to pride. What I find funny about this story is that Dante is exiled from his love and home Florence but people who are more rich and I think because he was the one writing the story he was able to really capture the true meaning of the 7 deadly sins, as the given explanation to hell was,” by different sins pushed down to different depths; / if you keep going you may see them all.” (Canto 7 of Inferno, lines 86-87).”Those lines alone allow us readers to see Dante uses this as both a political and personal gain. Dante uses hell for kings, politicians, popes, and higher up figures as almost as some would see as revenge for their sins compared to any other person. While approaching death there is a part in the play where a pilgrim is talking to a pope saying, ““You have built yourselves a God of gold and
Early Greek comedy was strongly contrasted to grandeur and gravity of the tragedy. Aristophanes, the Grand Master of Comedy, used different types of humor in his work, including farce, jokes with sexual connotation, satire and literary parody. Unlike tragedy, the storyline does not originate from traditional mythological heritage or legends, but is the product of the creative imagination of the writer, main topics including political and social satire. Over the centuries comedy was moving away from those topics, focusing on family issues - the nature of relationships and love complications in particular. Such a universal theme was destined to survive - indeed, it was traveling from Greece via Roman Empire, the rebirth of classical themes in
Using literature as an advantage, Swift, an Irishman- born in Dublin-, publishes Gulliver’s Travels in 1726. He uses satire to inform his audience on the politics of Great Britain. Swift is a popular satirist, and he is famous for Gulliver’s Travels and his many satirical novels and works, such as A Tale of a Tub, The Battle of the Books, and A Modest Proposal. Due to his almost excessive satirical work, he is known as “The Father of Satire.” Gulliver’s Travels is commonly mistaken as a children’s fantasy book. Nonetheless, it is unquestionably a work of satire.
Mazin Abbas 900140098 Dr Motawy Rhet 1010 Imagined Worlds: Utopias and Dystopias 8 October 2014 A modest combination of literary techniques A satirical essay so ridiculous that people start taking the ideas behind it seriously? That sounds like something out of a fictional tale. Well it is not, this essay exists and is written by a man named Jonathan Swift. Jonathan Swift was an influential Irish poet and writer in the 1700s. Born to an Irish aristocratic family, Swift received a great education and went on to work in England.
It is generally a copy of the eighteenth century novel and a detailed definition of (1708) Ebenezer Cooke 's poem of the same title, which parodied Maryland and the New world. It is profusely comic and satiric bildungsroman of the imitations of America. Cooke‘s schooling and liberation are attained through his failure of innocence through knowledge, sacrifice, love and pain. The fiction accomplished generally because of its great Fielding like outlining and its is comic and self- tolerant. The pattern is a copy of a common eighteenth century fiction.
In conclusion, The Great Gatsby is a work of fiction by F. Scott Fitzgerald which includes detailed characters, an exploration of universal themes about money and happiness, and the writings of an author with a very interesting life and influence for his writing. It is still relevant to the modern day because of its commentary on unhappiness in relationships and its powerful storyline about a man searching for joy. F. Scott Fitzgerald, in this masterpiece, successfully created a story to be read and celebrated for a long
The play therapeutically elucidates the mischief that may theoretically derive from a life of solemnity and thoughtlessness. The play appears to be a simplistic comedy, and indeed it may be, featuring the typical characters and conventions expected. Moreover, Twelfth Night follows the traditional structure and form of a comedy with its pleasant resolution. In contrast, Malvolio assures the audience that the complexity of the play is much greater then what first meets the eye. It promises spectators that the theme of hierarchy is purposefully intertwined in the plot to elevate knowledge of the disturbing reminder of
Beckett thinks that “the modern artist” is like someone in a trap because there is nothing to express but the main artist’s work, paradoxically, is to express. Meanwhile, he considers living as a suffering, hope is brutal, and existence may be disgusting, but when humans realize this wisdom, life can be bearable ( Esslin 19). Waiting for Godot (1953) considers Beckett’s best drama about human condition. The first performance of the drama was in Paris, in France and then it was produced in English in London. It did not achieve success at first in the United States but then it was considered as a masterpieces of the absurd drama.
Tony later reveals his knowledge on John having “…some deep dark shit…” (O Brien 154) up his nose that is bound to be found sooner or later and warns him to be careful. When Kathy announces she was pregnant, John convinced her to abort the child reasoning that they were “…near the top of the mountain” (O Brien 155) and the child might hinder them from reaching the peak. On January 18, 1986, John announced his candidacy for the U.S. senate and later, John, Kathy, and Tony talk about politics. They come to a conclusion that politics was a continuous cycle of “Win and win again” (O Brien 160). At the end of the chapter Kathy’s dislike towards politics evidently grew while John started to work extremely hard to achieve his
According to Jamieson “Shakespeare’s treatment of love in the play is complex and multifaceted. He uses love in its many guises to thread together the key relationships in the play” (Lee 1). First, we see Romeo is in love with Rosaline in the beginning of the play. In today society we might describe it as “Puppy Love.” Laurence did not believe it will last long: Romeo says “Thou chid’st me oft for loving Rosaline” and Laurence replies “For doting, not for loving, pupil mine” (Shakespeare 11.iii.). Likewise, Paris is not in love with Juliet, it was more tradition then Passion.
Erlis Gjyriqi English Dr.Kroll June 8th 2016 In the world famous play A Midsummer Night 's Dream written by William Shakespeare a major issues arises concerning the love between 4 Athenian youths. One of the four Athenian youth is Demetrius. He was originally in love with Helena who he had intercourse with and then decided to end their relationship. However, Demetrius then gets engaged to Hermia whom he declares he "loves" but she lacks affection towards him as she is in love with Lysander. Supporting Demetrius in his journey to marry Hermia are Theseus and Eugeus.