The play Our Town by Thornton Wilder is a play about the average American town. Thornton Wilder used three main situations to clearly relate the American Lifestyle in the early 1900s. This causes the readers to understand how the success of Our Town came to be through Thornton Wilder’s use of situations. Three situations that he describes in the play are a correct representation of an American town, relating to the average American family and the focus on characters rather than events. The first way that Thornton Wilder relates the American lifestyle is by clearly representing any small town in America.
In the lives of all humans there are always routines. People are born into a world where learning and growing are inevitable, constant parts of daily life. In the play, Our Town, Thornton Wilder shows how no matter where one lives, there is a way everyone can all connect. The production is split into three different parts. The first, showing daily life of a small town in New Hampshire called Grover’s Corners during the early 1900s.
Spectacle (or lack thereof in this case), Wilder’s creative use of melody, diction, and thought, and his heavily thorough use of character and plot to carry the story all combine to create an insightful look into the daily lives that many of us go through and never take a chance to observe. Wilder created a humanistic outlook from the supernatural world that showed many of us take for granted the small, everyday actions and interactions that take place among us which build the suspense to our inevitable ending. These elements, first laid out by Aristotle, put a natural twist on what is often seen as intangible literature or art when really, tragic drama is often a stylized representation of our true selves and the lives we often write off as
In Our Town, Thornton Wilder arranges an empty stage to portray life in Grover’s Corner as a stereotypical American town, and he seeks to enlighten his audience on a more relevant aspect of the seemingly boring village in this way. Wilder puts emphasis in displaying an altogether normal community through the narration of the stage manager and the stage presentation to provide viewers with an understanding of the emotional complexity of a human’s life. For instance, in the beginning of act one, he sets a literal stage as an introduction into the setting of the story: “No curtain. No scenery. The audience, arriving, sees an empty stage in half-light.
Wharton wrote many of her pieces connecting the protagonist to her home town, New York. Similarly, shortly after moving to New England, she wrote about what she saw around her. For example, Ethan Frome was written from a New England perspective, while pieces such as The Age of Innocence were written with a New York perspective; this simply shows that Wharton is an observant writer. Her writing can relate to Kate Chopin’s style in one obvious way, they both use vague details to explain a bigger idea. In Ethan Frome, “She lingered, pressing closer to his side.
The Fortune Cookie Many films that Billy Wilder wrote and directed reflected the American society through sex and marriage, but in his 1966 comedy, The Fortune Cookie, he showed American greed and the flaws of the civil legal system. With the emergence of independent production companies in the 1960’s came the demise of the Hollywood studio system. This allowed for more creative work and for the director to have more control. Wilder had the power to cast well known actor, Jack Lemmon, and a newbie comedy star, Walter Matthau. The film had acclaim and did well at the box office, but was soon to be forgotten behind the many other classic Wilder made throughout his career.
Oscar Wild's play, "The Importance of Being Earnest", mainly revolves around the moral and social values of the Victorian society about marriage, gender, social status and morality. The play generally takes a comical tone in exploring the lifestyles of the people and the social values upheld at the time. Most reviewers argue that Parker's adaption of the play did not quite focus on the key concerns and comedic elements of the play. The most noticeable differences in Parker's adaption of Wild's play was lack of humor from the script to the movie, the cutting and adding of different scenes, the understanding of the Victorian era and the intended target audience. In the play, Wilde uses the characters to bring out the humorous aspect of the story.
This essay offers a reassessment of the thought and imagery, of the response Yeats wished to evoke, and of the antithetical rhetoric of his dialectical view of history.The text provides a striking example of the synthetic technique which produced some of Yeats 's finest poems, one which condenses into imagery as much of the poet 's thought as is possible but which also creates interpretative problems of which he was fully aware and which he attributed to the compressed, logical rigor of the ideas: "It is hard for a writer, who has spent much labor upon his style, to remember that thought, which seems to him natural and logical like that style, may be unintelligible to others" (Variorum) However,Yeats did not believe his philosophy to be either obscure or idiosyncratic; in fact
According to John Ruskin (1819-1900)-English art critic, ‘’books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time’’. The novel ‘’ Gone with the wind’’ belongs to the second type because of its active life in between the lines that attracts million people in all the time and all over the world. It is considered as a pride of American literature. First of all, this novel attracted reader because of special setting- the context in which the story takes places. It plays important role to create the value of story, because it has immense effects on tone, plot, characters and what they do.
It is very understandable that people like him and his poetry because he expressed what he writes about in different ways. Also, the way they used to talk may have been a little more difficult to understand because he uses old English. In many of his poetry, he was known for perfecting imagery, great senses, and he even attempted to specify a philsosphy using other classical legends. I think some reasons John Keats may have written plenty of romantic poems is because he got a lot of love in his family and he gave a lot of love also. His family was a sickly family due to tuberculosis.