Iago’s animal imagery is one of the major devices he uses to control his victims, as it helps him call out their rasher, more impulsive and more violent sides. In Othello, Iago commands the action indirectly, using others as puppets to do his will. He can make pawns of the other characters because he knows that men are weak when consumed by envy, lust and rage, and are prone to behaving rashly. According to Elizabethans, man, who st... ... middle of paper ... ...s an animal. Iago’s animalistic descriptions make his deceptions meaningless and bare his actual nature: that of one who has abandoned himself to his animal appetites.
The world has seen all the pain and suffering, but no matter the struggle a man faces, the symmetric beast within him changes their purpose of living a culture that is vulnerable to a savage. The two texts, Life of Pi by Yan Martel and Tiger by William Blake use the figure of a tiger to symbolize the similar themes present such as hardships and struggles and triumph through the various literary techniques such imagery, irony and figurative language. The tiger in both texts is described as a creature that is magnificent, beautiful and is alike to fire, however, the tiger is always going to be stronger than mankind. The use of imagery help develop the idea of a higher power present in both texts. Various literary techniques of metaphor and simile
This line concludes the part of Feste’s song in which he is giving a synopsis of the play. The last two stanzas are addressed to the audience and Feste thanks them. Shakespeare craftily uses music and poetry to guide the audience through the play and give them an inkling of what is to come, if the audience chooses to play close attention. However, it is not always clear what the song means and, depending on the character delivering the song or poem, comes off as more comedic than meaningful to the performance. By the end of the play, the audience has accepted that music and poetry are just as much themes in the play as disguise and love, but are blended so painstakingly that neither poetry or love overshadow anything in the performance.
Orwell’s novels, Animal Farm and 1984, reveal reality as a state of mind, easily distorted by means of fear that allows the totalitarian government to retain its power. George Orwell’s message in Animal Farm and 1984 cautions against the frightening ways a totalitarian government will uphold its command. Fear is easily utilized by a completely tyrannical authority to control citizens, keep the populace loyal and to adjust actuality. Fear is easily utilized by all to obtain preferred results. Controlling powers desire most to maintain its authority, hence the extreme control over citizens and reality through terror.
Departing from a lover might often seem painful; yet, it is precisely with the departures that one learns about the nature of true love. In the poem “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning,” John Donne offers a beautiful insight into this subject. As he consoles his wife by asserting that their love is everlasting, the poet develops a theme that unifies the poem and allows the reader to identify his intention. The theme, therefore, is especially important as it serves as a central point around which all the other elements are structured. As John Donne explores the nature of unconditional love, he employs metaphors, symbolism, and tone as the three main elements that reinforce the theme and contribute to creating a poem that both moves and connects to the reader.
Examination of specific characters and their corresponding role in the theatrical world encourages a deeper understanding of self-reflexivity of The Tempest; which highlights William Shakespeare’s struggle to relinquish his art. The scenes and language used by Shakespeare also help to reveal the play’s self-reflexivity. As the play reflects reality, it also reminds the audience that it is an artistic interpretation and not reality. This dynamic creates an interesting contrast between art and reality; which embodies the play’s significance as Shakespeare’s farewell to the theatrical world. Three of the main characters in this play are Prospero, Ariel and Caliban; these characters can be interpreted to represent significant roles in the theatre which are the roles of playwright, stagehand and actor.
The ironic question proposes a challenge to the reader. Browning insinuates how love overpowers so that one may overcome the challenge. People must find the path of love in life to become successful and complete. Also, the diction in “Sonnet 43” supports the idea that love is an all-encompassing force. The line, “if God choose, I shall love thee better after death” means that love is so powerful that even after someone passes away lov... ... middle of paper ... ...Browning’s sonnets depict the power of love as an omnipresent force that allows all people to share a connection through the desire of this emotion.
Samuel Johnson a fellow poet, who coined the term metaphysical poetry criticised Donne by stating that 'the poem 's compass analogy highlights the violence used by metaphysical poets to force the most heterogeneous ideas together. Disagreeing with this statement, Donne 's use of the compass to reinforce the idea that their souls are like the legs of the compass, even though they will physically separate he will always come back as they create something perfect 'Thy firmness makes my circle just and make me end where I begun '. The conceit reassures his lover that it is inevitable that he will return because they are joined spiritually, mentally and physically, and their love is strong because he will always come back to
The author uses many elements to define what true love is not; then, he moves on to tell what true love is and how it withstands the test of time. The first quatrain paints a picture of what love is not. "Let me not to the marriage of true minds / Admit impediments; love is not love" (lines 1-2). In these lines, the speaker is saying that he will not accept that problems can terminate the relationship between two people who are truly in love. The first line of this sonnet uses alliteration of words me, marriage, and minds; this places emphasis on the emotion in that line.
Paul D knows this, and attempts to suppress his feelings in a metaphorical tobacco tin heart. This metaphor uses imagery to help the reader understand Paul D’s beliefs and emotional state. Yet Paul D is unable to suppress his feelings entirely, and eventually opens his heart to love. Morrison crafts her argument through the use of a short statement with powerful structure and word choice, the theme of love, and a metaphor for Paul D’s heart, working together to prove that love is dangerous, consuming, and necessary to the human condition.