This is due to the over-emotion reactions that all of the youths display in the play, which is further enhanced by the enduring feud between the Capulets and Montagues. And Capulet is left to abide the burden of sending a brace of kinsmen to their deaths because he allows his emotion, being family pride and hatred for the Montagues, to obscure his judgement. And as a result, "the sun for sorrow will not show his head... for never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo."
This caused John Proctor to dissent from the community and voice his beliefs rather than conform ultimately leading to his death. Not only do the brave actions of this tragic hero demonstrate the conflict between the Puritan society and the individual, he also bring about the theme of pressure towards conformity. Miller develops this further by including an intriguing plot in the play. The constant accusations that Abigail makes towards other characters in the play, further shows how during the period of McCarthyism the accusations without evidence also occurred in the United States. As more accusations happen in the play and unexpected actions begin to happen, the reader becomes intrigued and therefore, Miller fulfills his purpose by creating a captivating plot.
This paper analyses all prominently embraced themes such as deceit, love and patriarchy which are found and resolved in the play as the characters begin to discern the truth. Act V, Scene I, and Lines 1-199: several plots are brought into resolution in this scene where characters are continuously arriving and departing from the scenario. Each individual speaks of their subjective knowledge of the events that had taken place and thus their actions differed. As the scene commences, Leonato and Antonio being unaware of Don John’s deceit however they are certain that Claudio and Don Pedro have wrongly accused Hero of being a wanton cheat. They decide to portray a falsely death of Hero.
Throughout the whole play Iago manipulates the people around him and lies to them. Iago is very distressed, because Michael Cassio was promoted to Othello?s lieutenant instead of himself. This is Iago?s main reason for revenge against Othello. Iago?s plan is to manipulate Cassio and Desdemona, so that it would appear that they are having an affair; which would break Othello?s heart. Iago does succeed in his plan, because, ironically, everyone in the play believes all his actions and advisements are just, true, and from the heart.
In this quote, Claudio proves how fast he can turn against someone, even one of his best friends, when he hears they have wronged him. When Don John accuses Hero of being unfaithful to Claudio he says, “If I see anything tonight w... ... middle of paper ... ...rney from an insecure and paranoid boy to becoming a man worthy for woman such as Hero. He started the play as a vain young man mostly concerned about his appearance and his own selfish love and the perks that came with it. However, people learn from their mistakes and this is evidently true in Claudio’s case. The plays ends as all of Shakespeare’s comedies do, with Claudio and Hero dancing with the rest in the harmonious dance of life.
How does Arthur Miller make the disintegration of the Keller family compelling for the audience? The disintegration of the Keller family is clearly apparent from the beginning of the performance with all the lies and fabrication between Keller, Chris and Mother and all the secrets they are hiding from one another. The spuriousness of mother also plays a key role in the putrefaction of the Keller family and the quixotic views of Chris and his opinion of himself being morally pure, but he turns out to have a murderer for a father. Miller’s criticism of the stereotypical American family being materialistic and willing to do anything to make them money, even in Joe Keller’s situation with jeopardising his own son’s life by making malfunctioning aeroplane parts, which implies to the audience that Miller heavily criticises the American Dream, and how it makes humanity corrupt and very greedy Guilt and clandestine behaviour are major elements in the disintegration of the Keller family. Secrecy is defined in the opening stage directions with the Kellers house.
1, 300). This shows how Iago wants to ruin Othello’s life by making him jealous and blind his judgement. His uncontrollable hate towards Othello can be reflected through the song Rolling In the Deep, “but I’ve heard one on you and I’m gonna make your head burn” (33). These lyrics show how Iago is trying to take advantage of Othello’s weaknesses, which is severe jealousy. From early on in the play, Iago’s aggravation was obvious although Othello was oblivious due to his anger towards Desdemona.
Hamlet, despite being the hero of the tragedy, commits various actions that would consider him as a villainous character. When he learns of his fathers death, he acts mad and possibly even becomes truly mad. It prompts him to mistreat those around him—specifically important women in his life, his girlfriend Ophelia and his mother Gertrude. Firstly, when Hamlet is acting mad, he does not inform Ophelia of it, and treats her poorly. For instance, when Hamlet states, “Get thee to a nunnery.
But Italy represents different things to the main characters in the play, for example Catherine associates Italy with mystery, romance and beauty, but Rodolpho on the other hand is actually form Italy, and thinks it is a place with little opportunity, that he feels justified from escaping from. All of the characters appreciate the benefits of living in the US, but still strongly hold to Italian traditions. Italy is the basis of the cultural traditions in Red Hook, and it serves as a touchstone to unite the community, with their own laws and customs. The main areas of tension are when, Eddie gets frustrated when Rodolpho tells him lemons are green, Eddie is rude about Italian wives, Eddie tells Rodolpho that America is as strict as Italy, Catherine asks Rodolpho to dance, Eddie claims that Rodolpho is not a real man, Eddie punches Rodolpho, Rodolpho asks Catherine to dance and the last one is when Marco raises a chair over his head as warning.
When we look at both characters, we can tell each had conflict between other characters. Lear had problems with his daughters and Edmund with his father and brother. What got to the both of them was all of their outside influences that caused them to act the way they did. You can blame Lear for being so naïve, but all the blame goes to his daughters Goneril and Reagan. Edmund was mad because he was a bastard, something that is completely Gloucester’s fault.