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  1. An audience's responce to Hedda gabler in Act 1

    However, she is not really someone that people can identify or can have sympathy for, as neither generous nor courageous. Also, as is common her fatal flaw is her snobbery or pride. However, Aristotle's notion of hamarita states that it is a ' matter of action' not the character themselves. I don't believe this applies her and agree with the 20th century interpretation. This is not brought about by the unfortunate circumstances more than the character themselves. This applies very much to Hedda as her 'conflicted individual moral psychology which brings about the opposite of what the character intends'.

    • Word count: 829
  2. Do you think murmurin judges is a hopless play?

    This can be distressing and slightly worrying as it causes the reader to feel unsafe as we have to rely on the odd moral characters such as Irina, and Sandra. If Hares intensions were to reveal what goes on in the system, then he definitely portrayed that, but if his intentions were to reassure the audience that there is always hope then he didn't for fill that as it only made us feel worse. Hare also underlines the issues that the system were facing in England in the 8o's and early 90's such as the increased levels of immigration and terror of the (IRA), and highlights the prejudge situations against the Irish within the system.

    • Word count: 613
  3. A Tale of Two Cities: Resurrection

    In "Book the Second-the Golden Thread," the theme of resurrection begins to appear seldom as the book ends. At the start of this book, Charles Darnay, a young French noble of the Evr´┐Żmonde family, is on trial for treason in England. He is accused of being a spy due to his time spent traveling back and forth between France and England. As he is being prosecuted, the people of the courtroom are almost positive that he will be found guilty and sentenced to death.

    • Word count: 990
  4. The Rover - How important is the carnival setting in influencing characters behaviour - especially that of the women?

    During his exile, Charles II had been a cavalier, roaming the continent with a band of royalist followers. When Charles II regained the throne after eighteen years of the Puritan government led by Oliver Cromwell and Cromwell's son, he restored the theater in London. During the time of Puritan rule, theaters had been burned down and stripped of their property, and those actors who dared to present informal dramas were publicly whipped for encouraging "immoral" behavior. Some theatres were rebuilt, and Aphra Behns "The Rover" was produced. The cavaliers of the rover represented the gentlemen and nobles who were exiled along with Charles II when his father was executed.

    • Word count: 855
  5. How does Shaffer draw upon aspects of the play's historical background to enhance its dramatic interest?

    Historically, the play is set in the 'Age of Reason'. People in this era fundamentally believe that shared beliefs were more important than personal opinion, and therefore public life mattered more than private life. With this in mind we can directly contrast this way of life with what Mozart brings to Vienna. Our initial meeting with him shows us his complete disregard to social etiquette and a personality totally unheard of for his time. Mozart shows no sense of hesitation to commit s****l acts in a library. Directly contrasted with this wild character is Salieri.

    • Word count: 920
  6. Remind yourself of Act III scenes ii and iii. What is the

    Firstly, Anabella's use of sarcasm mocks Soranzo. Her response to his love sickness is belittled by her saying "why, I thought you had been sick!" And he now believes "'tis plain, she laughs at me." We have already been introduced to Soranzo as high in status and a person who stands up to others such as Grimaldi, so Ford's use of belittling Soranzo, especially by a woman creates great tension. This tension is then amplified by the sudden discovery of Anabella's pregnancy in scene iii.

    • Word count: 677
  7. Choose a character from Everyman. How does this character reflect one or two themes from the text?

    God and religion are also important aspects in this Middle Age drama, because it portrays Everyman?s progress from fear of death to a ?Christian resignation that is prelude to redemption? (115). The characters in the play consist of subjects, verbs, and objects. The main character in the drama is Everyman, but the name is a representation of mankind in general. Everyman asks other characters to follow him on his journey to death.

    • Word count: 416

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