Calypso eloquently, but with peculiar language paints the image of the battle, in this case, our Greek king facing the raging storm. While Odysseus fares in the stormy sea in an unnerved state he fears the goddess is correct regarding her assumption of his journey home being filled with pain. Accurately the circumstances he finds himself in are specified with a reference to the Danaans. Odysseus tells himself, “Thrice and four times blessed are the Danaans who perished” (305). Danaans is a title Homer utilizes to label the expeditionary force of Troy, the Greeks.
Shakespeare uses the drama of the storm scene to bring about change. The audience can only watch as Lear falls into mental decline, raging against the very storm that mirrors his personal turmoil. He is dramatically exposed by the storm, ending up a naked madman who somehow has more wisdom than when he was king. For these reasons, I think the storm scenes are the key dramatic scenes in King Lear.
The lover takes extreme action to immortalize his love. He starts by describing the weather which reflects his own mood. The mood is bleak and nature is describing the character's feelings. 'The rain set early in tonight, The sullen wind was soon awake, It tore the elm-tops down for spite And did its worst to vex the lake.' The weather is linked to human emotion showing how malicious and spiteful the character is.
In the lines “Temperance was a delicate wench”, weather and climatic condition of the island is compared to the temperament of a delicate female. Sebastian’s association of Gonzalo’s identity to that of an “old cock”, Gonzalo’s tears as “winter’s drops”. Its opening scene introduces us to the tempest tossing and playing like a toy with the ship, a human invention. The turbulent tumultuous interplay between the strong wind and the sea-waves prove the insignificance, and failure of a man-made commodity of pride and elegance in the hands of mighty nature. The royal and the noble personages, the intellectuals, the dynamic, bold warriors and the proficient crew manning the regal ship are helpless and paralyzed in front of the wild power of Nature.
Disorder in King Lear "Order from disorder sprung." (Paradise Lost) A [kingdom] without order is a [kingdom] in chaos (Bartelby.com). In Shakespeare's tragic play, King Lear, the audience witnesses to the devastation of a great kingdom. Disorder engulfs the land once Lear transfers his power to his daughters, but as the great American writer, A.C. Bradley said, "The ultimate power in the tragic world is a moral order" (Shakespearean Tragedy). By examining the concept of order versus disorder in the setting, plot, and the character King Lear, Bradley's idea of moral order is clearly demonstrated by the outcome of the play.
The next supernatural element in the story is blowing of a furious storm when Heathcliff after over-hearing some of the words spoken by Cathy to Nelly, disappears from the Heights. The way Nelly describes the storm shows that it has something to do with the wounded feelings of Heathcliff and the agitation in Cathy’s heart resulting from his disappearance. The storm in nature corresponds to the tumult in two young hearts, those of Heathcliff and Cathy. Much of the behaviour of Heathcliff gives rise to a feeling in our minds that he has been bought over by the devil and is acting under the devil’s commands. The author implies very strongly that Heathcliff has in effect sold his soul to the devil.
Shakespeare's Use of Language, Imagery and Setting to Illuminate Prospero's Journey from Revenge to Reconciliation The Tempest opens on 'a ship at sea' caught in 'a tempestuous storm'. This setting would immediately suggest to the Elizabethan audience, the presence of danger and evil, as they would be familiar with other Shakespearian plays where storms have been used in this way, for example, Macbeth and King Lear. The desperate language of the characters in the opening scene would further reinforce the audience's sense of evil afoot. The panic of the Boatswain is illustrated when he cries 'A plague upon this howling' and the terror of the passengers down below can be heard as they cry 'Mercy on us!' 'We split, we split'.
Shakespeare uses pathetic fallacy to describe the strong force of nature- "Thunder and lightning - Enter three Witches." This creates a feeling of unrest and tension in the audience, as we can tell that the supernatural is going to be used in the representation of evil. Shakespeare constantly describes the weather - "The mist thins", which gives a vivid picture of the scenery and atmosphere. The gloomy, dark side of nature and the weather is always referred to; it seems that Shakespeare is trying to show how the weather is in union with the Witches, covering and hiding them when they wish to be unnoticed- "They stop suddenly, and a mist hides them. Enter Macbeth and Banquo."
The description of the storm indicates what will happen to Macbeth and to Scotland "a drum, a drum Macbeth doth come". It is dark and gloomy in the sky which makes us aware that dark things are h... ... middle of paper ... ...acbeth to slaughter him, and murder all those who serve as obstacles in the treacherous pursuit of the throne. Macbeth has a conscience that plagues him throughout the story, prohibiting him from forgetting all he knows that is right. [IMAGE]Macbeth could not wait for an appointment to a position of more power .His impatience led him to listen to his wife, the witches and his dark side. I believe that Macbeth's belief in the weird sisters and their prophecies is perhaps the greatest flaws that lead to his downfall.
Because men can do whatever they want against nature, but once there is no nature left and we will die, so we need it. People are destroying the world, everything they do is so harmful to the environment and this might be the nature’s answer to destroy human beings. The balance is kept through these sorts of storms and hurricanes. In conclusion, we can say that the poet has not used a simple and visual structure to describe the storm, but combined all different kinds of line-lengths, words and punctuation to underline the chaos a hurricane creates. In addition, he played with sounds and verbs to give the storm and the poem its noisy undertone.