Opening Scene Younger Brother
1,297 wordsIn an examination of Shakespeare's dramatic methods, discuss how effectively you think Act 1 arouses the audiences interest? In your answer consider: 61608; Significant aspects of staging 61608; Language including imagery and symbolism 61608; Character interactions The opening scene, in which there is nothing light hearted or humorous, is completely expository and contrived but fulfilling its function of revealing the plot line to the audience. The fact that Shakespeare uses this kind o...
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Empathy For Characters In Antigone
1,110 wordsSophocles's tragic play Antigone, written in 441 BC, is a theatrical piece of drama in which an audience is compelled to empathize with its character's. When empathizing with characters in Antigone the audience can, in imaginative and cognitive ways, participate in the understanding of a character's feelings, ideas as well as their situations. Antigone, Creon and Ismene all struggle with decisions that concern the laws of their city and the cosmic law of religion and moral judgement. Characters ...
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End Of The Book Gregor Father
1,853 wordsThroughout The Metamorphosis, there are many scenes in which Gregor's father acts very aggressive and violent. However, there are other scenes where Gregor's father seems lazy and weak. Gregor's father changes throughout the whole book, but for the most part, the author portrays him as a power-hungry, and lethargic tyrant. During the countless hours in his room, Gregor recalled the days before his metamorphosis. Now his father was still healthy, certainly, but he was an old man who had not worke...
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Streetcar Named Desire Blanche Dubois
895 wordsA Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams focuses on the fragile Blanche Dubois who is no longer able to bear the hardships of life. As a result, she chooses to live in a dream world filled with fantasies and lies. The adoption of this new world, along with her inability to adapt to her physical surroundings, is what causes her own fateful end. Blanches plight can well be understood by a detailed analysis of her character and the symbols used by Williams to describe her nature. By analyzing...
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Martin Luther King Close Up Shot
1,844 wordsThe first scene begins with a close up shot of Senor Love Daddys mouth, the top of a microphone, and an alarm clock. The alarm clock, being used as a prop, is making a very loud, annoying, ringing sound. This is done in order to get the viewers attention to the problem of racism. After the ringing stops, we start reframing in, and zooming out slowly, seeing more of Senor Love Daddy and the microphone. There is hard lighting present in the scene. The entire shot has a reddish color to it. A slow ...
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Good Man First Scene
779 wordsDr. Henry Jekyll is a physician in London. He is very well respected and is currently experimenting the dual nature of man kind. Edward Hyde is a manifestation of Dr. Jekyll's personality. He is accused of committing evil acts throughout the novel. The first scene consists of Mr. Richard Enfield's and Mr. Utters on walking along a street in London. Mr. Enfield has a recollection of a previous incident in which he witnessed an extremely unpleasant man trampling upon a small screaming girl while t...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Popular Culture
2,175 wordsEnd of Days The Millennium has had a wide variety of effects on our popular culture, which is evident by how the ideas about the millennium are encoded, perpetuated, and disseminated to a mass audience. A large protein of ideas about the millennium are circulated to the population through the use of movies and film. To this end, one movie, entitled The End of Days, which was released in December 1999, is an excelent portal of the American reaction to the Millennium in general. The End of Days il...
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Father Death Rest Of The Play
755 wordsHamlet Mood Essay Act 1 of Shakespeare? s Hamlet is an important act of the play because it sets the reader up with the mood of the play through conversations and events that happen. These moods set up are mysterious, mournful, and revengeful. With these moods set in place they will most likely determine the actions of Hamlet and other events that unfold throughout this tragedy. Right away in the first scene and a few others you can see that there is a going to be a mysterious mood with a few we...
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Iago Plan Act Three Scene
2,352 wordsMy first impressions of the play as a whole were that it was quite predictable and straightforward. As the play continues there is a huge climax so, of course, I was expecting a really unexpected twist and Iago to be discovered. Since Iago has created mistrust between most of the characters you expect him to be caught out. As this happens, it just shows how predictable the play is. The end is more realistic and this makes it much sadder. By Othello killing himself I think that this means he coul...
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17 Th Century Act 1 Scene 1
953 wordsThe Tempests first scene is unlike most of the openings in Shakespeare's plays, in that it is very much action-oriented. Instead of properly introducing some of the main characters, or setting up an important plot strand, this opening scene appears to be only an attention-grabbing device. This statement can be made quite justifiably, due to the fact that all the events of Act 1 Scene 1 are recounted in the following scene, in the conversations between Miranda, Prospero and Ariel. Under ordinary ...
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Role Models Dinner Party
1,362 wordsThe film White Mans Burden is a deliberate attempt by the director, Desmond Nakano, to show what the effects of race and social status are on a persons beliefs, attitudes and behavior. The setting for the film is modern day America with a twist. In the film, blacks dominate economically, politically, and culturally, while whites represent the underclass. Touching upon issues that are prevalent in society today, the film gives the viewer a glimpse of what its like to be a minority living in a soc...
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Love For Rosaline Romeo And Juliet
633 wordsLove and Violence: What Lies Ahead The opening of a theatrical piece is perhaps one of the most important parts of the entire show. While setting the atmosphere for the upcoming show, it also gives the audience their first impression of the piece. The first scene also often foreshadows the events following it. The first scene of William Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet is a perfect example of this: an intriguing opening setting the mood for an intriguing play. While capturing the attention of the ...
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Julius Caesar Takes Place
807 wordsManipulation in Julius Caesar William Shakespeare's tragic play portraying the life in ancient Rome is one that closely follows many elements that make a drama interesting. The murders and the conspiracies behind the killings add to the plot of jealousy and patriotism. Within Julius Caesar also lies a twisted tale of attempted, actual, and forced manipulation. The first sign of attempted manipulation in this play takes place in the first scene of the first act. The Romans are gathering during a ...
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State Of Mind Meeting With The Witches
2,722 wordsThe Concrete Dangers of Abstract Illusion Man is in control of world, and consequently of his existence. Since the effervescence of human greatness created by the Renaissance, the superiority of man has been continually accentuated through our culture. However, there still remains the domain of abstract concepts, which cannot be mastered, or even grasped entirely by the most profound member of human civilization. In the realm of these abstract concepts, William Shakespeare had already incorporat...
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Streetcar Named Desire One Can Understand
3,572 wordsA fading Southern belle from an aristocratic background. She has just lost her ancestral home, Belle Reve, and her teaching position as a result of promiscuity. Blanche was described by Tennessee Williams as delicate and moth-like. She is a refined, sensitive, cultured, intelligent woman who is never willing to hurt someone. Blanche is at the mercy of the brutal, realistic world. The Destruction Of Blanche DuBois Tennessee Williams was once quoted as saying Symbols are nothing but the natural sp...
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Hester And Pearl Hester And Dimmesdale
2,796 wordsNathaniel Hawthorne's background influenced him to write the bold novel The Scarlet Letter. One important influence on the story is money. Hawthorne had never made much money as an author and the birth of his first daughter added to the financial burden (Biographical Note VII). He received a job at the Salem Custom House only to lose it three years later and be forced to write again to support his family (IX). Consequently, The Scarlet Letter was published a year later (IX). It was only intended...
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Hester And Pearl Time Of Day
1,361 wordsThe very ideal of ignominy was embodied and made manifest in this contrivance of wood and iron (64). This quote from Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, The Scarlet Letter, described the well-known scaffold in Boston where confessions were made, punishments were given, and sins were revealed, such as Hester Prynnes sinful scarlet A. The three scaffold scenes of The Scarlet Letter depicted different characters, times, and emotions. Throughout the story, all of the main characters eventually stood on the...
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Romeo And Juliet Capulet And Montague
3,280 wordsThe opening scene of any play is extremely important because it can play a major role in establishing key elements throughout the rest of the performance. The main elements are the characters, themes, language, settings and plot. The audience can form a basic idea of these elements involved to spark their interest in the play. At the end of an opening scene the audience have usually had an insight into the typical mood and language of the play. It also enables the viewers to have a taster of the...
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525 wordsNora? s Neurosis Act I of Ibsen? s A Doll House sets the scene for a disturbing commentary on the woman? s place in society at the time. Nora? s psychological makeup is one of an oppressive, emotionally depriving and possibly abusive father and an absent, neglectful mother. Her flighty actions are the ones of a child because as a child, that is probably the only way she got attention, and she was never taught any other way. Nora is suffering from a neurotic personality disorder. The Microsoft En...
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Streetcar Named Desire One Can Understand
2,256 wordsThroughout the 1950 s many revolutions took place. There was a loss of idealism. The end of what would be called the golden age brought upon the children of the fifties a sense of illegitimacy and unimportance. The 50 s brought in the music of Elvis Presley, and Jerry Lee Lewis and the entertainment value of the Annie Oakley show. All of which had a certain revolutionary quality. Elvis brought America sex appeal and caused what was later seen as a great loss of morality among the children of the...
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