Subsequently, the reader can make different predictions on what will occur throughout Don’t Get Caught, and the ability to predict and analyze uniquely is one of the principal ideals of Postmodernist literature. Ultimately, the central purpose of an author’s novel is to engross the reader, by writing in a genre and movement that is appropriate the book. Appropriately, Kurt Dinan engages the reader with both a Mystery genre and Postmodernist elements in his novel, Don’t Get Caught. Postmodernists believe that traditional authority is false and corrupt, and the central theme of Don’t Get Caught is that the powerful students play pranks and humiliate the less influential students. There exists a social elite club known as the Chaos Club that plays pranks on the school and faculty, and nobody can figure out the leader of the club is or who the members’ are.
In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, while many literary devices are used, metaphors create clarity, whereas dramatic irony creates suspense, allowing the readers to be more engaged through the use of dramatic irony. Foremost, to keep the readers engaged, Shakespeare uses metaphor to show Macbeth’s thoughts towards Duncan’s announcement of Malcolm becoming the next king. When the news is announced, Macbeth moves aside and thinks whether he should “On which I must fall down, or else o’erleap” (I.V.49). The comparison reveals that Macbeth sees the prince as an obstacle, which must become. The metaphor creates clarity because the readers are able to visualize the literal meaning of the line and connect it back to the play to understand
Paige Cox Mrs Hamm Honors English IV 12 March 2017 Macbeth William Shakespeare’s classic play Macbeth is universally accepted as a tragedy about significant loss; however, a deeper inspection into the play and its underlying themes will reveal that this timeless piece of literature was also intended to teach a variety of valuable lessons to its audience. These lessons include, but are not limited to: with great power comes great responsibility, one should not always be easily persuaded or influenced, it is sometime okay to be selfish, and of course, consequences exist for all actions. Clearly, Shakespeare was not only a great playwright, but also an important teacher and influencer. Macbeth successfully teaches the lesson with
Shakespeare depicts this power predominantly through Prospero who seems to have the greatest extent of power in the play. The various ways Shakespeare dramatizes and explores power, allows us to obtain a richer impression of the theme of power in The Tempest. Government and authority both carry out important functions in the play. It is the subject of government that initiates the events in the play and it is also the foundation of the progression throughout the play. Prospero is the fundamental piece in the play concerning governance because he used to be the Duke of Milan, but loses his title to his brother Antonio when he devotes too much of his time learning magic rather than ruling his people and seeing his obligations through: “The government I cast upon my brother, [a]nd to my state grew stranger, being transported [a]nd rapt in secret studies,” (p.10).
In “Are You Now or Were You Ever?”, also written by Arthur Miller, the online article discusses the reasons to why Miller wrote the book such as the similarities to the Communist Party in America to the Salem Witch Trials, play scripts, actors, and the paranoia in society. Miller’s argument is that the Salem Witch Trials
There are stories in literature that have characters that are dynamic, static or rounded and so on.We are going to be talking about dynamic characters and how they change throughout any play and any book.A dynamic characters can change how they feel or they can change by their actions during the book or play. An example is by not helping people at the start, but towards the end, they start helping people with the tasks they need help with.In The crucible, two characters stand out as good examples of dynamic characters. One good example of a good dynamic character in The crucible is John Proctor. At the beginning of the play in act 1 when John and Abigail talk how their relationship used to be how they had fun with each other behind John’s wife.John was being unfaithful to his wife, when he went to look up at Abigail window when she would sleep, instead of being by his wife.Abigail said, “I know how you used to clutch my back behind your house and sweated like a stallion whenever I come near”(Miller 1043). John is different in act 3 because he wants to save his wife and his friends wives.John does
The differences, however, say a lot about how the directors and actors feel about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book. The director of the first version, made in 2000, seems to view it as a joke, but perhaps saw profit from producing this movie. The movie formed in 2013, seems to take the book more serious, and though seeing profit as well, wanted to make certain aspects shine through. Though both films have similarities, the differences are much more powerful and depict how the actors and directors view the novel. One of the major differences was the choice of
After the encounter with the witches that same night the king decides to stay at the residence of Macbeth. We see Macbeth get the opportunity of a lifetime as the throne is basically handed to him that night. After the murdering of the king Macbeth seems to be the unanimous choice for king surprisingly even though the former king had two sons. Other then that there were plenty of other thanes that were also capable of the throne and the lack of discussion may show the impact of fate amongst the nation. We finish the scene by seeing Macbeth take the throne and start his journey as Scotland’s new
Right now I'm reading The Book Thief and at first my brain had difficulty comprehending the very first pages, however, I'm now halfway through it. The book, so far, is great because of the fact that you can really indulge into the story that's unfolding. Once I commenced on reading the book again, it makes me question the people who say they hate reading. Or the people who prefer the movies to the books. Yes, some of the movie adaptations can be great, but the books present more definition that make you get stuck in the book's reality.
Even though the characters as kids were so young, they were able to personify the book characters. Harry Potter and his friends has gained more experience every time they played their role in the movie. The main villain of the Harry Potter movies is Lord Voldemort who was played by Ralph Fiennes. Lord Voldemort is a wizard who was considered a dangerous and evil character in the Harry Potter movies. The last battle between Harry Potter and Voldemort where Voldemort was killed by Harry with an