The dialogue seems entirely Shakespearean, and the wit is a clever match. Stoppard loves allusions and metaphors, clear evidence of that is found within the first spoken lines. Tom Stoppard’s play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is a fantastic addition to
The readers can even relate to Death because of the feelings he/she acquires through the actions of man in the book. Readers can see from Death’s point of view on why he’s haunted by humans, and it’s because of his/her confusion on how man is complicated in that it can be both brutal and also at the same time compassionate. Through this, Death provides a direct mirror view of mankind. By using second person authorial, readers are able to feel more connected within the book. Death seems more welcoming, inviting the reader to see things his/her way.
Likewise, in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, from Hamlet, are trying to decide if they are real, or just in a play. Throughout this play, they both try to prove either that they are real or in a play but never come to a conclusion. Also like Grendel, they both die. From these two examples, you can tell those people from after WWII till the late 1900’s didn’t know what to think anymore. They were in shock and had no idea what to think of their life.
Williams claims that any kind of eternal life would end up being like this at the in the end,which is boring, meaningless, and undesirable. Williams’s case for the conclusion is that death is evil rests on a distinction between two kinds of desires. The distinction turns on what it would be for desires to be satisfied. Some desires could be satisfied by completing the desired aim or by extinguishing the desire itself. Categorical desires are not like this; they can only be satisfied by achieving the desired goal.
Death, the observer has seen the start and will see humanity's end. Yet doesn't understand how something can be beautiful and ugly and the same time. Through observing Death has seen humanity’s worst and best. That is why Death is always over and underestimating the human race. Death wonders how words hold such power, being brilliant and damming.
However, Emily Dickinson’s poem “Because I could not stop for Death” presents a more undecided perspective on death, and the afterlife, which differs from the grim, Christian perspective in the nineteenth century. Firstly, the final destination is pictured as neither heaven nor hell, but rather as an everlasting journey. In the nineteenth century people believed that after death a person would end up in heaven or hell. Of course there was also purgatory where people would suffer, but after that even those people would go to heaven (Casey 226). Therefore, in Christianity a person’s journey ends at their death.
We, as humans, do not see what we have in life until it is often too late. Wilder spends the play continuously building up a plot that focuses on attention to details of living. In the opening act when Mrs. Gibbs and Mrs. Webb (who is played by actor Ellie Smoak) are stringing beans together and passing the time, the audience continues on, not seeing that importance lies in the scene. At the end of the play, the reason for that scene becomes understood: the most insignificant occurrence can be the most impactful moment. Near the end of the play, the dead townspeople are set on chairs downstage, to look like graves.
The illusion of death has wondered and astonished many for years. This doesn 't exclude the fantastic author Shakespeare. Throughout the play, Shakespeare focuses on death and how society glorifies it. He often uses metaphor and analogy in order to make death seem more welcoming. Turmoil and confusion can internally destroy any country.