In attempt to tug at the audiences heartstrings through his poetic language of love and romance it makes it difficult to look past the beautiful language and see the unraveled events of Lolita in their true light: vulgarity. In conclusion, by incorporating such rich detail and full imagery through scholarly grammar and vocabulary, Humbert Humbert participates in the act of manipulating his audience through his clever use of wordplay, confrontation, and delusions in order to escape fault for his immoral acts against an innocent girl. Although he is writing a memoir, Humbert does not hold back when it comes to his choice of words. Through his beautiful writing and poetic prose, H.H. is successful in influencing the horror of the true events in Lolita – concluding that through art, beauty can be found even in the most tragic occurrences.
The farce is enhanced by comments made by the onlookers who insult Malvolio, "Pistol him, pistol him!" Sir Andrew makes this comment, as he himself desires Olivia's hand in marriage. Malvolio lets his imagination go wild creating further humor when he imagines that his "kinsman Toby" will approach and curtsy in front of him. Malvolio finds the letter and notices that it is Olivia's handwriting. Shakespeare creates comedy with his play on words, Malvolio comments on how it is almost certainly Olivia's writing "these be her very C's, her U's, and her T's and thus makes she her great Ps" The use of the sexual innuendo referring to the female genitalia and urination is very clear when spoken aloud which is very amusing.
Discuss Chaucer's comic method in the Miller's Prologue and Tale. Combine your personal response with reference to other critical opinion at relevent points in your argument. The Miller's Tale is undoubtedly Chaucer's most crude and vulgar work, but how far did Chaucer intend for there to be a moral to his story? Are we supposed to sympathise with the jealous but 'sely' carpenter when the wife whom 'he lovede moore than his lyf' is unfaithful to him? Should we take pity on Absolon when his 'love-longynge' leads him to the riotous 'misplaced kiss'?
And, the only way to illustrate reality to the public is to reduce women to most simple yet repulsive bodily functions that equalize both men and women. As society places more prominence on idealized love, Swift criticizes these false idealizations and exposes the truth to the public through his poetic satire. According to Swift, eighteenth century love is more of an infatuation with women and beauty as both tend to obsess over first impressions of appearances. As proved by Strephon invading Celia’s room, Jonathan Swift only further emphasizes that love is not solely based upon physical appearances because even looks, most especially, can be deceiving.
In Shakespeare’s sonnet 130, the speaker ponders the beauty, or the lack thereof, of his lover. Throughout the sonnet, the speaker presents his lover as an unattractive mistress with displeasing features, but in fact, the speaker is ridiculing, through the use of vivid imagery, the conventions of love poems and the way woman are portrayed through the use of false comparisons. In the end, the speaker argues that his mistress may not be perfect, but in his eyes, her beauty is equal to any woman who is abundantly admired and put through the untrue comparison. The speaker paints a picture of his lovers’ uninspiring beauty. In the first quatrain by describing his, “mistress’ eyes” (Shakespeare 1) as they, “are nothing like the sun” (Shakespeare
When she says this she believes that something has gone wrong at work and Othello is just taking it out on her ( the inferior thing). This quote helps to show the audience just how pure and innocent Desdemona is and how rash Othello was in assuming that she was being unfaithful. Latter in the next act when Othello 's jealous heart is burning with rage he calls Desdemona a whore. When he leaves she cries out to Emilia and Iago "Unkindness may do much; / And his unkindness may defeat my life, / But never taint my love" (4.2.187-189).By this she is showing her faithfulness to the Moor despite his inexorable behavior she is determined to serve her husband despite it destroying her life. "I cannot say 'whore ': / It does abhor me now I speak the word; / To do the act that might the addition earn / Not the world 's mass of vanity could make me" (4.2.189-193).
Polonius, Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are all used as a comic relief to increase the ultimate tragic nature of the play. Polonius is a comic relief because of his self-absorbed, dull personality. Polonius is over-eager and tries to give unwanted advice, during the play he is tactless and often rude. For instance, Polonius is a comic relief during his conversation with Gertrude and Claudius regarding Hamlet’s madness. Polonius rambling through his conversation contrasts with Gertrude’s seriousness of wanting to find out the reason to Hamlet’s madness.
In this essay I will look at The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope and 'Tam o' Shanter' by Robert Burns, and conclude if they have genuine morals and if so what are they and how do they compare to each other. The Rape of the Lock in an overview seems to paint a picture of human vanity and the rituals of courtship. The poem appears to have a light almost trivial subject- the unwanted cutting of a woman's hair, however the fashionable/upper class world sees this as serious. In more of a detailed reading the poem also portrays the relationship between men and women, in particular with how they are more concerned with social status, physical beauty and material values as opposed to their morality and character. This is shown by the character Belinda who relies on her beauty.
This ridicule is effective because the audience will laugh at a fool and Malvolio becomes a fool for Olivia’s love. Shakespeare tries to encourage the audience to laugh at Malvolio's puritanical ways as well as his wish to raise his status and he uses comedy features such as dramatic irony, physical comedy, word play and satire to aid Malvolio’s characterisation. However, Malvolio does ultimately invite our sympathy. The audience are first introduced to the contrast of seriousness and pleasure in Act 2, Scene 3 through the dialogue between Malvolio and Belch. The two characters are complete opposites of each other and ultimately their two personality’s clash which is amusing.
Personification is the literary device Shakespeare uses to express his own thoughts and views on the themes love as lust, clouded judgment, and death. Shakespeare’s use of personification shows that love can be mistaken as personal attraction, rather than true love. Lust makes Romeo believe his eyes are what prove his feelings, not his heart. Because he is misinterpreting lust as love, he worships Rosaline for her beauty, but does not realize she does not love him, nor does he actually love her. Shakespeare depicts this false fascination using personification when Romeo claims “[t]he all-seeing sun/Ne’er saw her match since first the world begun” (I.ii.99-100).