In William Shakespeare's play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, the use of multiple literary devices makes the play interesting. Dramatic irony, which is when the audience knows more than the characters, occurs numerous times throughout the play and grabs the attention of the audience. Soliloquies, which are lengthy speeches by a character to project their thoughts and emotions to the audience, this allows the audience to be more attentive. Allusions are references by characters to well-known places, events from myths or other literature that cause the audience to be absorbed into the play. After reading this marvelous play, it is obvious that Shakespeare uses dramatic irony, allusions, and soliloquies all written in blank verse to grasp the undivided attention of the audience.
Molière, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, wrote his comedy play in 1664. This was also a time when the Catholic Church had a strong impact on society. This comical play, Tartuffe, was an attack on both religion and hypocrisy. Molière wrote this play to show how easily religion could be used to disguise sin and also to show how hypocritical the Christians were during that period of time. When it was first performed in front of King Louis XIV, critics thought that it was offensive towards the Catholic Church and they banned any future performances until 1669.
The use of actual laziness used to write this essay made the readers ponder and question what he was trying to say. Being lazy can sometimes end up being the best choice, and this essay is a prime example of that. Morley used a great amount of irony throughout his essay. While he brought up multiple reasons that could persuade the reader, he didn't elaborate on any of them. This shows the
In fact, the text before the actual story explains that Molière uses satire and humor to “comment on his own immediate social scene, imagining how universal patterns play themselves out in a specific historical context” (Molière). Because of this, the king of France was made by the Catholic Church to have Tartuffe banned. He is seen, at first, by some of the household members, specifically Orgon and his mother, Madame Pernelle, as this pure, kind-hearted man. As the story progresses, it slowly becomes apparent that Tartuffe is not the person some characters have made him out to be. For example, the first time we get a feel for the idea is in scene 1.4 where Dorine begins to list off Tartuffe’s action as Orgon asks, “Ah, and Tartuffe?” (Molière).
In Zeffirelli's version we see that the highest power is the king, but in Luhrmann’s justice (the police) is the power that replaces the king. This also reflects the modern approach he successfully gave the spectators through this production. It’s a fact that when reading anything one should try to see it in the social context that existed when it was created, I think Luhrmann’s version of Romeo and Juliet effectively captures the way society behaves now. We still go through the same issues and problems that were present in Shakespeare’s times, we just handle them in a different manner and with different
Argument #1: Creating a mood or atmosphere The famous Romeo and Juliet play has many movie adaptions created over the past century. Two of the most notable Movies based on this play would be that of Franco Zeffirelli, which was made in 1968. The other would be that of Baz Lurhmann’s, made in 1996. I believe that Shakespeare’s intent, to create a Hateful atmosphere in the play was better represented by Baz Lurhmann, as he focused on presenting the play in a more dramatic way. In Lurhmann’s movie, Gregory (a servant of Montague in this version) insulted members of the Capulet family as he drove past them.
The poet, Shakespeare has included many literary devices in his play "Romeo and Juliet" , this is done to provoke meaning to the reader. Many different authors include literary devices to add an effect to the soliloquy . Therefore, the play, "Romeo and Juliet" by Shakespeare has literary devices that impact the reader
I find Moliere’s play, Tartuffe, to be entertaining for the underlying message of historical hypocrisy which it sheds to light. After reading the comedy of Tartuffe, I can only agree that it is an intellectual whirlwind of classical genius which tantalizes even the modern mind by echoing to us the importance of scrutinizing the narratives and analyzing the flaws and follies alike which are evident even within our own era. Tartuffe stands out to me because of the power that resonated from the creation of this societal satire and the fact that unlike other works of the era which were forced to fall in line with a strict code of adherence generated by the aristocracy of the classical era, this piece served as a direct challenge to the narrative
Many have aspirations in life and will try to find a way to achieve them through ill intentions or fake friendships, "everyone you fight is not your enemy and everybody that helps you is not your friend" (Tyson). Throughout the play of Othello, William Shakespeare heavily relies on irony such as: situation, verbal and dramatic to evoke emotion from his audience.The use of irony allows the audience to see how many characters put on a fake personas to make themselves seem better. Othello has a flaw of believing everything one says, this tragic flaw is what ultimately leads him to his death. In William Shakespeare's play Othello, he uses situational irony to show how the false perception of characters with ill intentions, will hurt that individual
Shakespeare has a special way of handling the plots in order to keep the audience guessing. This is one of the main reasons why he still manages to surprise us even today in ways that probably the Greeks and the French never have. Aristotle defines comedy as “an imitation of men that are worse than the average” Since we are dealing with normal people and the problems they might have, we cannot expect a perfect outcome for everybody in all aspects at the end of a play. If life was perfect we will probably not have a need for comedies. These situations and characters are there to helps us appreciate what is really happening in the