How did Isabella die exactly? Isabella’s death was by the act she wanted most from Brachiano who refused to give it to her, a kiss. Julio and Christophero planted poison on the lips of Brachiano’s painting Isabella owns. To which she kisses each night three times, so the irony is, what Isabella wanted most, brought […]Read more "THE WHITE DEVIL – QUESTIONS//ANSWERS (2)"
Why do you think Webster choose dumb shows ? Webster obviously chose the dumb shows to emphasise the awfulness of the character Brachiano. The Dumb show was likely to have Brachiano in the centre of the stage, where the audience could see his reaction. Brachiano wouldn’t of even flinched when Isabella or Camillo died. Additionally, […]Read more "THE WHITE DEVIL – QUESTIONS//ANSWERS"
What initial impressions of Italian nobility are the audience given in this scene? From this scene, the characters represent a corrupt and backstabbing Italian community as Brachiano “seeks to prostitute the honour of Vittoria” though she is already married to Camillo. The cast of characters are seen as immoral considering Lodovicio observes the lies from […]Read more "The White Devil Questions Act 1 Sc 1 – Act 2 Sc 1"
“The Garden of Love” is a deceptively simple three-stanza poem made up of quatrains. The first two quatrains follow Blake’s typical ABCB rhyme scheme, with the final stanza breaking the rhyme to ABCD. The lack of rhyme in the last stanza, which also contains the longest lines, serves to emphasize the death and decay that […]Read more "The Garden of Love – William Blake"
For many texts, novels, plays etc, the title is essentially a summary of the it. The title is the core of what the text is about and the message being played out. In Brian Friel’s Translations, the title can go either way, a simple message, or a complex backstory to the importance of languages and […]Read more "The title: Translations – Brian Friel"
[Edmund and Edgar’s fight] From lines 108-149, we witness the scene of the brothers fight. Both brothers are from a noble family and heritage and both have been raised with manners. So it wasn’t surprising that Edmund and Edgar were formal to each other and did not quarrel like the sisters. Overall the effect is […]Read more "Effect of the formal nature of the challenge/response in King Lear"
[ Act 3 Scene 2 ] Initially, Lear is mad. Starting off his wonder in the storm gives the effect of his madness. Mad weather, mad mind and a fool emphasise the whole point. However, with the Fool, acting as he does, Lear seems to become fatherly and regains his sanity, slowly. ” Come on, my […]Read more "King Lear // Gaining wisdom"