Mrs. Thea Elvsted may not be perfect wife but she is bold lady of Ibsen’s era, which has been put in juxtaposition to Hedda Gabler.
Judge Brack in one of those characters, whom Henrik Ibsen has very skillfully painted in the play Hedda Gabler to show male hypocrisy.
Hedda Gabler is a play that promotes feminism through its main theme of “Women’s Liberation” due to which it is called a feminist play.
In Othello Shakespeare has exaggerated romance through two major characters of the play introduced to the audience as Othello and Desdemona.
Deep analysis of each character; Vladimir, Estragon, Pozzo and Lucky reveals that characters are much significant in Waiting for Godot.
Waiting for Godot may not be a traditional tragedy yet there are sufferings in play along with comedy that forms a successful tragicomedy.
Reason that provides Eugine O’Neill fame is art of characterization as obvious from major and minor characters of Mourning Becomes Electra.
Unlike Greek drama, Mourning Becomes Electra is a modern tragedy and play that explores complex psychological problems of revenge and passion
Prominent themes of The Cherry Orchard are disclosed when Mr. Ranevsky feels that her family could not survive in Russian Revolution.
Existentialism deals with individual existence, freedom and choice. “Waiting for Godot” shows it and is called play that advocates theory of existentialism.
Work that deals with theory of existentialism comes in the category of “existentialist literature”. Existentialism is added in literature to show existence.
Samuel Beckett had largest contribution in “Absurd Theater”. His play “Waiting for Godot” also belonged to the same category and was called an absurd play.
Dr. Faustus is definitely a tragic hero as per parameters, given in “Poetics” by Aristotle: noble, neither good nor bad, suffers, falls from prosperity.
The Importance of Being Earnest Characters: Jack Worthing, Algernon Moncrieff, Gwendoline, Cecily, Lady Bracknell, Miss Prism, Dr. Chasuble, Lane, Merriman
The main purpose of Oscar Wilde was to satirize the upper-class Victorian society. He has presented many other themes in “Importance of Being Earnest”.
Many incidents are there in “Importance of Being Earnest” which demonstrate that the play was written for social satire. Wilde tries to cover every aspect.
Aristotle, Greek philosopher and author of Poetics, mentioned Oedipus Rex as ideal tragedy but numerous critics do not consider it a tragedy
Aristotle ignored the concept of fate while saying that Oedipus Rex suffered due to hubris. He mistakenly considered Oedipus Rex an ideal tragic hero. While watching play, audience sees Oedipus Rex mere victim of circumstances. Oedipus Rex can only be called a perfect tragic hero if his actions are responsible for his sufferings and not his fate.
“Oedipus Rex” Major Characters:- Sophocles sketched major characters of Oedipus Rex very skillfully. There are four major characters in the play, which are:- Oedipus Rex (Protagonist of the play) Jocaste […]
Sophocles, shows the “relation of man with god”, thus, God Vs. Man, Pride, Intellectual blindness and discovery of truth are major themes of Oedipus Rex. Sophocles knew that well knitted themes of Oedipus Rex is main reason behind fame of this play.