This article has as goal a critical reading of "The Cask of Amontillado", by Edgar Allan Poe (published in 1846). Among the several possibilities of a literary text's analysis, we choose to focuse structural elements of the narrative, including aspects relating to the gender/genre and the linguistic construction of the text. Then we are going to consider the structural organization of the literary text and the effect of its reading too....
I believe “The Bald Soprano” is a great example of how pointless day to day life really is. It shows how people have pointless conversations and they just talk for the sake of talking. These characters do not use communication to express their thoughts and feelings; they talk and talk but actually say nothing. Talking to each other becomes a meaningless habit, they speak of irrelevant information that just serves to break the silence every so often and replace it with words that...
Key Elements to Poetry Analysis A poem can unlock the door to the many priceless memories that can only be relived in the mind. The mood of a poem can create a link between a person and a memory. The mood can take a person back to the people they miss and the great times they had. The poet Jose De La Cruz uses many poetic devices such as figurative language, imagery, and sound devices to help bring back the faces and sounds that remind us of those great moments we’ve had. First of all...
Group Dynamics in 12 Angry Men In the 1957 classic 12 Angry Men, group dynamics are portrayed through a jury deliberation. Group dynamics is concerned with the structure and functioning of groups as well as the different types of roles each character plays. In the film, twelve men are brought together in a room to decide whether a boy is guilty of killing his father. The personality conflicts, the joint effort and the functioning of several minds together to search for the truth are just a...
Poetry Analysis of Adrienne Rich's Twenty One Love Poems Lit. of Love April 26, 2002 Response Paper #4 XIX Can it be growing colder when I begin to touch myself again, adhesions pull away? When slowly the naked face turns from staring backward and looks into the present, the eye of winter, city, anger, poverty, and death and the lips part and say, I mean to go on living? Am I speaking coldly when I tell you in a dream or in this poem, There are no miracles? (I told you from the...
Analysis of the Play "A Man For All Seasons" With the free will presented upon us, comes a great sense of responsibility to use it wisely. The choices we make are ultimately affected by an array of factors, such as religion, morals, upbringing, society, and environment, to name a few. However, the conscious effort to ignore any of these factors in order to make the uniformed choice would be a violation of one’s free will and self-respect. In order to remain loyal to oneself, one must...
Idealism in ''Major Barbara'' I believe there are two different types of people: those who view matters realistically and those who view matters idealistically. Realists only concern themselves with practical issues rather than those that are imaginary. They attempt to see things the way they really are and have the tendency to face facts. Idealists have thoughts or behaviors based on concepts of things as they should be. They try to see things the way they would want them to be in order...
18th Century performance conditions 1700 -1800 Theatre of the time  Playhouses open  Side and stage boxes used in theatres  Audience as important as actors- there to be seen  Elaborate scenery used- flats and painted backdrops  Use of candle light, audience are still lit so the actors can address them directly  Special effects: flying scenery, trapdoors, moving panoramas to give illusion of travelling  Fashionable clothes of the day as...
With reference to the first four scenes of the play, discuss the significance of setting and stage directions to our understanding and appreciate of the play Tennessee William’s uses the setting and stage directions to help reinforce the various themes such as desire and death and to help the audience to relate further to the characters. This helps the audience to understand the scenes in greater detail and to ultimately increase the enjoyment of the play. When Streetcar was written,...
NutCracker Performance CONCERT VERSION By Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky This exquisite piece performed by the University Symphony Orchestra on Saturday November 17, 2001 at the University Theater was quite intriguing as well as informative. I was introduced to a new “world” that has fully grabbed my attention and interest to the livelihood of orchestral music. To say the least, I was impressed. Going to this concert opened my eyes to this new “world” and I like it. I...