The whole play is steeped in the magnificence of language used. Thus, the explicit use of language will be traced in this paper along with intensifying an idea of communication with man, God and nature through the lenses of love. It will further explore the rhetoric world created by Shakespeare in The Tempest, with special reference to the enchanted island, Prospero’s love for supernatural powers and the romance of Ferdinand and Miranda. Keywords: Eccentric, Romantic Charm, Negative Capability, Eloquent Language, Prosaic, Interlocking Images, Rhetoric. The poet John Keats described the work of Shakespeare as having great “negative capability,” signifying that his work has the capability to remain in obscurities, uncertainties, without any inappropriateness.
The poems ‘Report to Wordsworth’ by Boey Kim Cheng and ‘Lament’ by Gillian Clarke use the theme of the destruction of nature to portray different ideas. Although they share the topic of nature and devastation, ‘Report to Wordsworth’ focuses on nature itself while ‘Lament’ shows the dangers of a war that are brought onto nature as well as people involved in it. Both poems use a wide range of literary techniques to deliver the poets’ ideas of destruction resulting a menacing situation, which is emphasized by powerful literary values. ‘Report to Wordsworth’ and ‘Lament’ share the subject of the destruction of nature. ‘Report to Wordsworth’ depicts the polluted oceans throughout the poem.
In the state of nature Hobbes depicts mankind to be selfish, riotous and have relentless ambitions. It’s an anarchical state with radical insecurity, no figurehead or sovereign and no form of social contract. His depiction of mankind takes the form of the Shakespearian character Macbeth, driven by ambitions and having no control over what he desires, which ultimately lead to his downfall. Hobbes believes that in such a state mankind will seek to create better conditions. According to Hobbes the most fundamental natural law is to seek peace, “every man should endeavour peace, as farre as he has hope of obtaining it”.
Oscar Wilde was an advocator and practitioner of artistic aestheticism, insisting that art should not be related with morality. He exerted every effort to write according to his aesthetic principles. Characters in his works are all transcendence over ethical reality, whether characters in his fairy tales such as the happy prince, the nightingale, the giant, the fisherman or Dorian in his novel The Dorian Gray or Salome in his drama Salome. The Victorian Era is an era full of contradictions and also an era that formed a connecting link between what comes before and what goes after. The Victorian morals, which are obstinate and rigid, unavoidably showed its negative influence while it dominated the England society.
An Examination of Hamlet as a Tragic Hero Webster's word reference characterizes catastrophe as, "a genuine dramatization ordinarily depicting a contention between the hero and a predominant power, (for example, predetermination) and having a tragic or heartbreaking conclusion that energizes compassion or fear." A terrible legend, hence, is the character who encounters such a contention and endures disastrously as a consequence of his decisions and related activities. The character of Hamlet, in this way, is a reasonable representation of Shakespeare's heartbreaking saint. As the play's disastrous saint, Hamlet shows a blend of good and terrible characteristics. An unpredictable character, he shows a mixed bag of qualities all through the play's improvement.
Whereas, Edgar Allen Poe, author of The Cask of Amontillado, uses an ambiguous relationship between Fortunato, a man full of ego and arrogance, who wrongs protagonist Montresor. In both stories, the Antagonists believe themselves above the laws of society and nature; and this ultimately leads their respective demises. The arrogant never realize that their own arrogance leads to their downfall. The characters,
The use of bitter imagery, for example, can be seen in Hamlet and Othello. The role of imagery in the mid-sixteenth time drama of Othello by William Shakespeare is to help depiction and describing a sense of the drama. The performance of Othello depicts bitter imagery as the recurrent theme from the start to the last stanza of this calamity. In the instance of Othello, the victory also meant socio-cultural mock of the community morals of the central civilization; or in blunt terms, living white. His inconspicuousness, his awareness submergence of his oppositeness, is now stripped away.
Countless works of literature have mused on the complex struggle between the human characteristics of greed, selfishness and treachery and the edifice of morality and reason on which human society is built. Often times this struggle is characterized as a battle between the forces of good and evil, good being the desire to help mankind and evil the desire to do the opposite. George MacDonald’s poem “Evil Influence” follows this trend in its title and subject matter, describing the terrible nature of evil that precedes violent deeds. While William Golding’s Lord of the Flies primarily explores the natural state of man contained by the walls of society, the presence of its titular being ~Raw Writing~ ...brings up the idea of something sinister influencing the boys’ actions on the island. Using the poem as a field guide for finding the signs of evil influence, and assuming the beast is something inside the boys that is awakened by the island (seen by how bad the kids already are and stuff- pg 28), we can break this down following the poem.
“The World Is Too Much with Us” by William Wordsworth focuses on a speaker in distress over the relationship between man and nature. The poem, written in the Romantic Era, criticizes the Industrial Revolution and glorifies nature. Through the examination of tone, language, and imagery, it is clear that the poet despises mankind and how it takes advantage of the beauty within nature. In the beginning of “The World is Too Much with Us” the speaker uses words like “late” and “soon” to conclude how the future and the past are part of his realization of mankind and what it has come to. This poem is a lyrical poem because the speaker is expressing his feelings for nature and his opinion on why it is like it is.
CHAPTER 2 LITERATURE REVIEW Emily Bronte 's novel 'Wuthering Heights ' did not depict just the Victorian life and society, but also it reflects the fundamental and crucial parts of human life, “this is the conflict between civilized and uncivilized life, between the rich and the poor between order and chaos, between storm and calm, between light and darkness, between wild vitality and modern sterility.’’(Nasir Uddin, 2014). Lord George Gordon Byron in his first poem “Childe Harold 's Pilgrimage” initiated the concept of Byronic Hero whose status is that of a social outcast with strong disgust for social norms and strong inclination to vengeance. Generally, it is some bitter experience of life that causes a Byronic hero to exile himself from the society, (Nasir Uddin, March 2014). Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights is a Byronic hero, as one critic states that the issues of race and social class in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights are main focuses for how Heathcliff is perceived and how they influence his actions (Malin, 2013). The significance lies in how both issues are fundamental in dealing with the character of Heathcliff .He is not treated basically on account of his social class nor his race, yet a mixture of both.