Subsequently the audience would feel very anxious about Romeo and Juliet’s references to malign fate. Romeo is a very important character to the play. He is not introduced until nearer the end of Act 1. This creates ... ... middle of paper ... ...nd foreboding which has been created throughout the whole play is finally all pulled together in a very intense ending, where the two lovers both commit suicide because of a rushed mistake. The audience feel a great sense of tragedy as the death of the lovers would not have happened if they had an extra few minutes.
Elizabethan audiences were very superstitious and even though the audience knows Romeo and Juliet are going to die the audience would have been captivated by the way fate worked against the pair of lovers throughout the rest of the play. This is a very powerful scene and it is essential in engaging the audience in the play as a whole. Romeo and Juliet's use of the sonnet is an integral part of the scene. Its use of religious imagery and rhyming couplets is empowering over the audience. It centres the attention on Romeo and Juliet and isolates them from the hustle and bustle of the party.
Hamlet here questions death and says that all men fear death. Hamlet ends here by saying conscience makes cowards of us all for when we think of the consequences of an action we do not take it. And finally the fourth soliloquy which begins “How all occasions to inform against me...” is an expression of Hamlet’s shame and amazement that others can act when he himself can’t. Hamlet here realizes that he can’t escape from his destiny and has a sense of feeling of what is about to happen to him. After paraphrasing all four soliloquies a decision has to be made as to what to include.
He introduces more dramatic irony, a significant dramatic device in the play, and leaves the audience hanging in expectation. The prologue sets the scene and notifies the audience of the content of the play and notifies the audience of the families and the fury between the two, “From an ancient grudge break to new mutiny”. Shakespeare uses dramatic irony in the prologue to inform us of Romeo and Juliet, “star-cross’d lovers,” it informs us of how they are ill-fated and it is predestined that their love will end in tragedy. At the very beginning of the play we meet Sampson and Gregory, servants of Capulet and also Abram and Balthasar, servants of Montague. They argue and this leads to a fight and so we are immediately shown the rivalry between the two families, the hatred being so strong it is even passed down to the servants of the families.
Macbeth was already ambitious, but this was only heightened by the women as they made those desires appear as though they were achievable. This sets into motion the first of three great crimes. In Act one, scene three, Macbeth reveals that he is thinking of killing Duncan. Once the audience knows how the character thinks, they tend to sympathize with him, which is another reason why Macbeth is a tragedy. Shakespeare was such a talented playwrite, that he tended to make the audience sympathize with not only the hero, but also the villain.
The opening scene in Macbeth is a compact exposition. Everybody knows that a play is more restrained than a novel because it is written to be performed in less than three hrs. That is why it should attract the viewer and engage his or her attention from the beginning. That makes the opening scene of any play of such a great importance. The opening scene in a play acts as an expository scene that introduces the audience to the background of the play, its hero, and hints at the main theme.
Dramatic irony is where the audience has knowledge that gives additional meaning to a characters words, Priestley uses this technique with the character Mr Birling to show that he didn't have a clue about what he was talking about like other rich people of the time. Mr Birling says "the Titanicâ€¦unsinkable, absolutely unsinkable" the Titanic sunk on its maiden voyage. As the audience knew this fact, and as the audience will know they realized Mr Birling was wrong so this causes dramatic irony. He also talks about WW1 "just because the Kaiser makes a speech or two, or a few German officers have too much to drink and begin to talk nonsense, you'll hear some people say that war is inevitable. And to that I say - fiddlesticks!"
In the play, we come across many different issues. It shows how people have to face up to having caused something and the effect it has on others and society as a whole. J.B Preistley also uses irony in the play. The audience sees this when Mr Birling refers to the Titanic being "unsinkable," which is ironic, as the audience already knows that the Titanic sunk. The Inspector is eponymous, "The eponymous hero," showing that he is the main character.
The inspector wants to show the Birlings that they are not always right and that sometimes there is no difference between the upper class and a criminal. The play was written just after World War II had finished so the people were very angry and upset. Priestley manages to touch people’s feelings and anger them against the rich by making Mr Birling say ‘war is impossible’ and ‘there will be peace and prosperity everywhere’ which was plainly untrue. As the play was written in 1945 Priestly was able to take full advantage of popular opinion and dramatic irony. He exploits this when Mr Birling says that the Titanic was ‘unsinkable’ and that 1940 will be a year of ‘peace and prosperity’.
Hence Priestley decided to use the theatre for his plays, where he had the full undisrupted attention of his audience. "An Inspector calls," is a play which highlights the importance and relevance of equality and social respect in the community, the story is interesting and gripping with a twist. Priestley is trying to show us how a moneyed, status freak middle class family of the Edwardian Society of 1912 acted, upon their values and their morals. The mysterious Inspector Goole reveals by his interrogation how all of the different Birling family members contributed to the suicide of a low classed, unsupported, innocent, y... ... middle of paper ... ...n his or hers own time and home. The Inspector is very persuasive, manipulative and intelligent.