Anyone can relate to the ideas in Shakespeare's plays, that is what makes them so great. No matter how advanced the world becomes or no matter what kind of wars we fight, these feelings will always be there. Love is in everyday life, if not intimate than parental. Hate, such as the war going on right now, is in everyday life. People have always be entertained by these ideas and feelings, but at the same time they become closer to each other and more open minded and educated.
The comparisons drawn between Beatrice and Benedick's love and the superficial love of Hero and Claudio are typical of the constant contrasts that Shakespeare builds into this play, comical or otherwise. It is in this way that Shakespeare manages to cross-reference almost all of his characters with each other; ` the 'wise' Beatrice with the 'modest' Hero, the 'valiant' Benedick with 'Sir boy,' the young Claudio. This emphasises their strengths and highlights their weaknesses respectively. By this he makes them more interesting, and so more realistic, pointing out things about the society in which the play was written, and about human relationships as a whole. One of the topics Shakespeare is especially fond of is that of Love being a force for good in society, improving anyone who is infatuated with it.
I think that 'An Inspector Calls is a very good play and I highly enjoyed it. J.B Priestley has used the play to put across his strong views about equal rights and I think that he uses the characters very well to get his point across to everyone.
Arthur Dimmesdale has a grand reputation and authority in his community, which worsens his downfall. The respect he had from his community makes them hurt worse when they see his decline. His excessive pride makes him ignorant to most, until the end when all things go downhill. He also made a life altering decision of whether to stay and face his guilt, or to run away from his mistakes. Arthur Dimmesdale, from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, is an example of a tragic hero because of the downfall brought about by his guilt and necessity to uphold his authority in the town.
He also uses the theme of cycles that are easily understood and often relatable, the first being daily life, the second being love and marriage, and death to create a connection for the audience. He also uses tool such as a Stage Manager to clearly present those ideas while at the same time allowing a connection between the audience and the play. The stage manager is also a character without bounds and so Wilder takes advantage of that by allowing the use of flashbacks to clarify ideas. With these tools Wilder has the ability to allow the audience to understand a clear message and appreciate life. Let us begin with the opening of the play, Wilder uses great detail in the beginning to have the audience understand this is more than a play.
The way Shakespeare uses the setting and characters in the plays is different. In one instance, he uses some characters to make the plot. The magic and mystery that he includes, adds intrigue and they are the ‘legs’ of which he uses to make the story stand. The central theme, love, is the basis where the theme branches out to other problems, especially among the characters. His words and themes make the stories vivid and easily appealing to the imagination.
Chaucer used many forms of characterization to provide a great understanding of the characters in each of his works. In his work Prologue to the Canterbury Tales, characters were developed using their own thoughts and actions, Chaucer’s own words, as well as satire. Chaucer’s ability to build a character right before the reader’s eyes acclaimed his works a great deal of fame. His works amassed great fame because they appealed to a diverse base of readers.
", p98-100: "She thinks.......Oh God" and p101-105: "You will.....Mr Hale!". Because of the importance of these scenes as key moments in the play Miller makes them dramatically superb so that the "No,sir" by Elizabeth that decides the outcome of dozens of lives and of her own and her husband’s, John Proctor is also the climax of the most effective build-up of suspense in the play. The effectivness of these scenes is also enhanced by powerful characters such as John Proctor and Danforth who display such intensity in their emotions and actions that the audience can not help but be moved. But most of all, these scenes show Miller’s theatrical qualities so that by the end of each of these scenes we not only understand his message but also find ourself convinced by his arguments . The dramatic impact of a play is enhanced when the audience understands all the different aspects of the main characters.
From these superior introductions, the reader is exposed to many important factors. Mood, background data and characters are all vital aspects of the play which are shown in the first scene alone. With this information, the reader is armed with the tools that will help them better understand and appreciate the amazing events to come.
Shakepeare seems to have captured a spirit in all of his characters that is so true to life that almost anyone can relate in some way or another. Shakespeare is a writer who seems to so easily capture the true nature of people. Of course, never lacking humor as he portrays these characteristics. What might be harsh reality written by someone else, becomes that everyone can laugh at--even if that reality is about themselves. Shakespeare has commonly explored the subjects of love, honor, revenge, justice, and countless others.