At the beginning of the play, Hamlet first expresses his grief for his father’s death when his mother and Clau... ... middle of paper ... ...was suicide, murder or accidental, and in my eyes Shakespeare did this on purpose to make the audience make their own mind up with regards as to whether or not she was truly mad. Ophelia was like no other character in the play. Unlike the themes of revenge and corruption, she stood out as being pure and innocent. It is in fact ironic that it is she whom should die so early on instead of one of the evil individuals – such as Claudius. In my opinion, both Hamlet and Ophelia were crazy and were as mad as each other were, only Hamlet was stronger inside and resisted suicide as he has a reason to live, to seek revenge on Claudius.
The Relevancy and Popularity of A.I.C in the 21st Century ‘An Inspector Calls’ is a play written by J.B Priestley in 1945. The play is set in the fictional town Brumley, 1912. It is based on the Birling family, who are celebrating the engagement of their daughter Sheila to Gerald Croft when an Inspector arrives to question them. He tells them about the death of a young girl called Eva Smith, turning the joyous celebration into a sinister crime investigation. Each character has a different perception of the Inspector’s revelations and it is revealed that each member played a part, driving ‘Eva Smith’ to suicide.
J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls I am currently studying a play called An Inspector Calls by J.B Priestly. Basically, this play is about a suicide in which a whole family, the Birlings are implicated. The play is set in the home of a middle class family, on a spring evening of 1912. This play contains an important message for today’s society. The Birling family is celebrating their daughter, Sheila’s engagement to a man called Gerald Croft, when Inspector Goole calls.
Hamlet puts on an antic disposition in the beginning act in order to prove Claudius’ guilt and avenge his father’s death, but as an audience we finally see how this “madness” affects other characters in later scenes. Most importantly one can see how this contrast not only affects, but also ends Ophelia’s life. Ophelia’s heart, that she believed was filled with love, is soon ripped into pieces when Hamlet acts mad and says, “I loved you not” (3.1.118). Later in the play, Ophelia finds out that not only has her father been murdered, but he was also killed by her own love, Hamlet. After this scene, Ophelia is lost and confused in emotions causing her to take action in the way she believes will benefit her best.
Romeo and Juliet also made selfish and immature decisions. And as we all know, it was Romeo and Juliet who chose to kill themselves. All of these things contributed to their premature deaths. From their first meeting, Romeo (a Montague) and Juliet (a Capulet), knew that they were both from feuding families. Shortly after they first met Juliet said, “My only love sprung from my only hate.” [Act I sc.5 ll 145].
Hamlet blames Gertrude's incestous act for the death of his father. "A bloody deed. Almost as bad, good mother,/ As kill a King and marry with his brother" (3.4: 28-29). After King Hamlet's ghost had appeared before Hamlet to inform him about the reality of his death, Hamlet was overcome by anger. Hamlet's anger leads to a change in his view regarding Gertrude since he loses his mother-son connection with her.
Priestly says ,I was lucky in war and have never ceased to be aware of that'. I believe that coming so close to death and narrowly escaping with his life gave him confidence and the belief that he was meant to be alive, in retrospect we know his writing was to influence the way Britain was at the time. Priestly was a socialist man, meaning he believed in equality and fairness, something which was rare in most years of his life. Through his plays he tried to influence people into his way of thinking.
The Purpose of the Inspector in the Play An Inspector Calls An Inspector Calls by J.B Priestly was first performed in 1945. The play was set in 1912 before the war; it centres around the wealthy Birling family. A visit from the mysterious Inspector Goole proves to be a horrifying experience for the Birling's as they learn that they have all played a part in the suicide of a young girl called Eva Smith. The 'moral' of the play is was to encourage people to take responsibility for their actions, not to shift the blame on to others. Priestly attempts to convey his attitudes and ideas through the characters in the play.
Preistley was a socialist and he very strongly believed that everyone should be equal. In this play Preistley shows to the audience that at this time it was Socialist vs Capitalist, and that everyone was separated in to social classes. These were working class, middle class and upper class. In the play there is a character to fit into each one of these classes: Daisy Renton / Eva Smith – Lower class Mr Birling, Eric and Sheila – Middle Class Mrs Birling and Eric – Upper class In the play I think that Inspector Goole is Priestley’s social conscience. The play was written after World War 1 but was actually set at the turn of the century (in 1912).
Arthur Birling and Sheila Birling in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley I have chosen to write my essay about Mr.Arthur Birling and Mrs. Sheila Birling. I have chosen these characters because they have different views on the events concerning Eva Smith. Sheila, for instance, felt extremely regretful about the incident involving the sacking of Eva Smith and we can tell this because she says 'And I'm desperately sorry' neither did she show any relief after hearing that the inspector was a hoax. Arthur Birling, however, blamed Eva entirely for getting sacked from his factory and also displayed great relief when hearing that the inspector was a fake, 'This makes a difference, y'know. In fact, it makes all the difference.'