Thus presenting the implications of a dramatic change in circumstance for Hero and her family. However the inner conflict between Claudio’s perception of Hero being “most foul, most fair” and the use of the oxymoronic alliteration in “savage sensuality” reveal a divided instinct and the degree to which his a lack of temperance has led him to pursue revenge whilst uncertainty still governs him: O what men dare do! What men may do! What men daily do, not knowing what they do! Although Claudio intends to comment upon Leonato he unintentionally reveals his own shortcoming: that ironically Claudio doesn’t himself know the implications of what he is doing due to him being misinformed or, that in truth, Leonato is in fact innocent.
This leads to Eddie being jealous when he assumes Rodolpho is not ‘good’ enough for Catherine implied by his view ‘I don't know...he was just humorous.’ This implies that Eddie is definite that Rodolpho is a homosexual. He thinks this so Rodolpho would not be able to be attracted to Catherine. This also proves that Eddie believes that Rodolpho is undeserving for Catherine due to his jealous and mocking behaviour which was bizarre in Italian culture. There is a contrast between Eddie and Rodolpho highlighted by Eddie’s macho role performing physical labour and Rodolpho’s light-hearted approach to life conveyed by the attributes which Eddie states ‘he sings, he cooks, he could make dresses". This is the latter which is being perceived as an effeminate.
Willy doesn't believe in hard work and honesty to achieve the highest respect but instead focuses on personal appearance and social judgement. "He worries that people do not like him, admitting that people seem to respect Charlie which talks less, but Linda cheers him up, insisting that he will be fine." (Arthur miller) Willy's view of how to achieve the dream is a flawed one and he doesn't want to admit one bit of it. Willy plays his sons as to be the greatest and the worst failures in life sometimes. "Willy boasts that his sons will achieve more than Bernard becuase they are more attractive and bet... ... middle of paper ... ... in Modern Drama,” where he finds all great drama to be concerned with one big problem: “How may a man make the outside world a home?” What does he need to do, to change himself or in the external world, if he is to find the “the safety, the surroundings of love, the ease of the soul, the sense of identity and honor which, evidently, all men have connected in their memories with the idea of family?” (Jacobson) "Willy’s failure is our failure, for we are also involved in the cult of success, and we, too, measure men by occupational attainment rather than by some sympathetic calculus of the whole human being.
Conflict begins when Eddie shows his dislike for Roldolfo. Eddie says that Roldolfo "is not right", and the only reasons he can give for this is that he has blonde hair, sings and can make clothes. Marco shows conventionally masculine characteristics. For example when Eddie can't lift the chair and Marco can with hardly any effort. This hurts Eddie's ego and makes Eddie feel threatened; the only way Eddie know... ... middle of paper ... ...was selfish, and if he just settled with Catherine and him being friends, he would still be alive now.
Eddie compliments Catherine on how nice her skirt looks but also complains. Eddie tells Catherine that Beat... ... middle of paper ... ...on or friendly. Eddie's feelings are too strong, his personality is too fixed, the culture he grew up within is too dominant for him to escape and so Eddie is blinded by his insanity and jealousy and gets rid of Marco and Rodolpho although he knows it will mean that he will be hated outcast from his community. In conclusion I think Arthur Miller show the strains on the Carbone household in the scene where the audience first meets Eddie, Catherine and Beatrice by showing the relationship and attitude Eddie shows openly and intentionally towards Beatrice compared with Catherine, the way Beatrice and Catherine responds their feelings towards Eddie and how Eddie's character is displayed as the man of the house and everyone who lives in the Carbone household lives under his rule and that Eddie's tragedy is inevitable.
Though, when one examines their true purpose and commentary it is revealed to be a direct assault on the principles of what it means to be a man. Both short stories depict men whose only purpose is to impress females; or, men who are simply foolish. While both stories are misogynistic superficially as the men treat the women as sex objects, the true offence is the misandristic stereotype that this is what a typical teenage boy would do. This idea permeates through the entirety of both stories. This irresponsible idealism negatively effects ones view of males as a gender.
In a world of tall, handsome, and broad-shouldered Alphas, Bernard is short, slender, and ugly, and prejudice in favor of size is universal. “The mockery made him feel an outsider; and feeling an outsider he behaved like one, which increased the prejudice against him and intensified the contempt and hostility aroused by his physical defects (Huxley 56).” From this quote it becomes evident that Bernard is angry at the world for not accepting him and claims to be an individual. But in reality, he accepts this prejudice and he supports it because he knows that if he had a better physique, he would not be a subject of mockery of the society. He himself is prejudiced against people based on their... ... middle of paper ... ...s vices. Bernard is like a defected piece in a large puzzle – he wants to fit in but cannot do so without distrupting the order of things.
"In its most serious function, satire is a mediator between two perceptions-the unillusioned perception of man as he actually is, and the ideal perception, or vision, of man as he ought ot be," (Bullitt, 3). Likewise, "misanthropy" can be understood as being the product of one of two world views: 1) The Pure Cynic or Misanthropist has no faith in human nature and has given up on any notion of ideals. This type lies and manipulates as a matter of course and these are the types that tend to run the world. 2) The "Burned" or Disillusioned Idealist's misanthropy arises out of disappointment in humankind. In many ways, the second type exhibits more bile as he is constantly frustrated by what men do as opposed to what they ought to do.
Plus he is able to manipulate people’s good qualities such as trust and love and use them for his own immoral benefit. It may be that Iago himself does not possess any of these good qualities so he cannot understand goodness or it might be that he is merely jealous of the beautiful relationships and noble people surrounding him and he has had enough. Whatever the reason, Iago purposely puts himself outside of humanity because he is egotistical in nature and feels that he deserves to disrespect everyone. Shakespeare, William. Othello.
Tension in Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge In “A View From the Bridge”, Arthur Miller explores a variety of themes in the relationships between the main characters in order to build tension for the audience. Firstly, through Eddie’s talk with Alfieri, we can see that he is jealous of Rodolfo’s relationship with Catherine, and his eventual loss of authority in his own house leads to anger and a desire to once again become the stereotypical alpha male. This creates tension because the audience knows that he will want his authority back, and as he gets more and more desperate, the audience may think that he would do anything to regain control over his household. Secondly, although early in the play Eddie appears to be overprotective of Catherine, the audience grows to see his hidden love for her, and he becomes either blind of his obsession with her, or just does not want to admit/see it. This helps to create tension because the suggestion of incest is highly tabooed in modern society, and the audience does not know if Eddie will act on his feelings.