In both plays The Taming of the Shrew and Much Ado About Nothing we experience deception as a major concept. In the first comedy deception in commonly used throughout the play. Disguise by changing clothes and behavior of characters creates confusions and twists the story line. All this deceptions in the play have specific motives and contribute to construct the dramatic irony, which is brilliantly incorporated in the comedic play. Since the beginning we see one of the main characters Lucentio using deception in order to be able to contact Bianca.
In Shakespeare’s plays, King Lear and King Henry V, they both use King Lear and King Henry V as protagonist in the plays. Both kings use their powers to fulfill a calling where they try to discover how to become a great king, but also rediscovering of who they really are. Other characters perform as an act to persuade or to guide the audience to this revelation, focusing on the kings and their society overall. Therefore, both King Lear and Henry V are two significant characters that show their humanity despite their societal positions. In King Lear, Act 1 Scene 1 entails two performances that set the mood for this play.
Moore is shocked at the metamorphosis of her son. “The traces of young- man humanitarianism had sloughed off”. She thinks that “[o]ne touch of regret … would have made him a different man, and the British Empire a different institution” (p.70). She is also shocked to hear her son’s adopted ideological stance. She protests, “[y]ou never used to judge people like this at home.” Ronny announces that “India isn’t home” and relies on “phrases and arguments that he had picked up from older officials, and he did not feel quite sure of himself” to silence his mother and convince her of his adopted new logic (p.54).
Seeing Augustus Carmichael shuffling past and thinking of his wife’s inequity towards him and why he shrank from her and pondering that she has no difficulty in making people like her. Seeing Augustus just nod to her question and thinking that all this desire of hers to give, to help, was vanity. Thinking how flawed human relations are even at their best. Learning that Minta and Paul had not come back. Thinking whether Minta accepted Paul’s proposal for engagement.
Well, honey, that’s just nuts,” he recognising that his wife has entered an obsessive relationship with a superficial consumer culture, loving success more than him. At a certain point, Lester just does not care anymore and makes no intentions in rescuing his troubles marrigage, but dedicating his time to a compensation of his lost youth, carelessly denying any of his responsibilities as a father or husband. Also Carolyn puts her love affair with success in concrete terms, starting a fling with Buddy Cane, who she admires merely for the prestige and status he represents.
Church was providing for the Robinson family. During a Sunday mass, Father Revered implores that he collect ten dollars before the conclusion of his session, saying, “Nobody leaves here ‘till we have ten dollars” (162). In addition to the financial plight of the Robinson family, the wife of Tom Robinson, Helen Robinson, is unable to find work. According to Calpurnia, Helen Robinson is unable to find work due the heinousness of her husband’s crime. Calpurnia says, “Folks aren’t anxious to have anything to do with any of his family” (164).
Her lies are less a thought of her own character and more a reflection of her husband’s surroundings .She does feel the need to keep up her self –respect, while satisfying her own needs. Again, her lies established the fact that how stressed she is by the opinions of her husband. The patriarchal setup of the play and gender roles are being broken as she is destroying the strict rules and by deciding to go out of family. She says that Torvald stops her from eating macaroons as they will destroy her teeth as well as her beauty, she still eats the macaroons. The limitations didn’t stop her from satisfying her own pleasures and she refused to obey through harmless actions showing that she strongly desires independence, but is too afraid to raise her own voice.
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
At this point in the story, Okeke has already ventured out of the village but Veronica hasn’t. Okeke is also the only one out of the two whose life has progressed. Veronica is still looking after her siblings and not receiving an education. Okeke is considerate of Veronica’s feelings as he pretends to be “unconcerned” about his departure when he is overjoyed: “the break I had hardly dared hope for”. Okeke attempts to persuade Veronica to leave the village and her family, who he says have never done anything for her, but her chaste reply of: “they are my family, that is enough” shows the clear contrast between Okeke and his ambition and Veronica who is driven by traditional values and has no other experiences to change this.
In poor theatre the key features discussed in the essay are; physicality, functional set and characterization of characters. In this essay, the socio political context in connection to the form of the play, will be discussed when talking about the Apartheid government was like during 1988 during Apartheid, and how Buckland demonstrated this context through his chosen form in the play. In the play The Ugly Noo Noo, Andrew Buckland uses the form of Poor theatre and the influence of physical theatre in his play. The play is a one man play, with various characters played by one leading actor. The play starts off with the first man by talking to the audience while demonstrating how he used the lawnmower with his body when explaining what he discovered (‘The Ugly Noo Noo’, 1988).