It also appeared as a reaction to the stupidity and silliness of the plays that were written and performed at this time. The Angry Young Men and The Absurd were two groups who stood against the injustice of the high class society. Through their plays, they expressed the suffering of man because of the oppression he faced.
Pride, greed, and lust drove Iago to poisoning Desdemona 's father and eventually ruining the marriage between Desdemona and Othello. In his play, he approach the problems the world faces in a comedic manner. People let greed and lust persuade them to do crazy things. Othello and Iago are foil characters in Othello. Iago let his vengeful ways and deceitful motives alter his decisions while Othello appears in the opening acts as the very personification of self control”(Harbage).
187-207. Accessed October 4, 2014. JSTOR In “Praise and Advice: Rhetorical Approaches in More’s Utopia and Machiavelli’s The Prince,” John F. Tinkler argues that The Prince and Utopia can be contrasted by their usage of two classical rhetorical genres; the demonstrative art of praise and the deliberative art of political advice. Machiavelli and More represent the polarization between a realist and a moralist on political, economic, and social problems. Tinkler is a professor of Renaissance English Literature and Rhetoric at Townson University.
Vol. 4(8), pp. 398-403, October, 2013 DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2013.0479 ISSN 2141-2626 ©2013 Academic Journals http://www.academicjournals.org/IJEL International Journal of English and Literature Full Length Research Paper Aesthetics in William Shakespeare's Sonnets Maryam Ebrahimi* and Bahman Zarrinjooee Department of English Literature and Language, Islamic Azad University of Boroujerd, Iran. Accepted 30 August, 2013 This study focuses on aesthetics in William Shakespeare's sonnets. It shows the dominant aesthetic aspects of the sonnets.
American Psycho and A Clockwork Orange highlight and present demoralization of society through the use of narcissistic figures, who utilize violence to reflect their desire for dominance. Burgess and Ellis within their novel construct a single character that conflicts with the alleged moral beliefs of the society that besiege around them. One could argue that in both novels the drive of violence that the characters manifest orientate to the societies which the novels uphold. American Psycho reflects the time it was written in - an American consumerist society in the late 1980s, early 1990s in which moral ideals were overlooked as desires were very much dependent on opportunities to make money. Ellis uses the 1980s New York setting to express
The power is abused to oppress individual freedom for the benefit of the people who execute said power. In his essay “Why I write” George Orwell stated that he writes for the purpose of exposing a lie. This lie is what the political structure and environment of the reign of the Party is based upon. The slogans of the Party are based on lies since
Edward Albee is often termed as a controversial playwright, and rightly so since his plays intend to wake the readers from their slumber to the world running amuck around them. Albee strives to peel the layers of illusion in his work and in doing so; he uncovers a picture tainted to an extent that it serves as a mirror to the contemporary society. One such play that speaks volume is Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – A play that throws light at relationships, that shining on the outside but rotten to the core. Primarily attributed to debunking the illusion-reality of the couples in the play, Albee also portrays the truth of such relationships in the contemporary society.
Aspects of power in Sakharam Binder: The study of Vijay Tendulkar’s plays gives us idea that the dramatists deals with actual incident in Indian community. In his plays, he was concerned with the means of power effects of oppression manifested in different forms, he lash out the institution of marriage, hypocrisy of the society. Whatever his predicament, it is obvious that he plays the power game through his elitist discourse to subvert the Indian Folk style and is reluctant to make his position clear. Patriarchal society or male dominated society: male dominance and female frailty This play explains the complexities in the relationship between men and women of Indian society and how men misused the merit of power which is it in their hands to oppressed women. This play exposes the badly treatment through male in India community whether from father to his son as it happened to Sakharam Binder himself due his ideal view to the society particularly regarding his caste that leads him to change his behavior in the opposite way, he smokes cigars, speaks vulgar language, indulges in sex, and drinks liquor, another incidents for the badly treatment that it occurs between Sakharam Binder who became victimizer to ladies who lives with him as refugees of the oppression of the society such as Laxmi she said: “It is a year now since I entered this house.
Lord Acton, an English politician and writer, said,”All power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.” What Acton was really trying to say was, a persons sense of morality lessens as his/her power increases. This contention, “All power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely,” has been seen in, current events (Saddam Hussein), literature (Lord of the Flies), historic situations (Mao Zedong), and is true when one leader or person is given an excessive or absolute amount
It breeds when our inner conscience gets overshadowed by greed, lust, decline of personal ethical understanding, declining morality and so forth. Corruption begins where a sense of belongingness ends. Youth of a nation have the potential to emerge as formidable players in fight against corruption through proactive initiatives demanding good governance and