Essay: Theme of therapy in “On the Sea” and “Tintern Abbey”

The Romantic Movement was driven by an enthusiasm for experience and emotion, and the status that was attributed to this – a radical change from the lofty poetry it succeeded, and a violent reaction to the rationalism and Newtonian science that was compartmentalising and experimenting on the world. Both Keats and Wordsworth, despite writing almost…

Ambition in Macbeth: Theme & Examples

The undeniable power of unbridled ambition and its ramifications are extensively portrayed within William Shakespeare’s tragedy; Macbeth. Within this play, ambition is portrayed as a corrupting and unquenchable force through the main concepts of mental imbalance, supernatural behaviors and betrayal. The consuming desires of Macbeth and their repercussions are vividly enhanced through the use of…

David Williamson’s The Removalists: Summary, Theme, Analysis

The second Williamson play I chose was The Removalists. This play as well, deals with many Australian attitudes, many of which are very accurate representations of the attitudes held by the majority of Australians. One of the main issues explored in The Removalists is that of police brutality. Simmonds (the veteran police sergeant) and later…

Hemingway’s A Clean, Well-Lighted Place: The Theme of The Old

Authors use many tactics to reveal a character’s personality.  In the short story, A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, Hemingway exposes the attributes of his characters through narration and dialogue.  The older waiter’s characteristics are exhibited through the waiters’ conversations and the observations the narrator makes.  The author cleverly associates the older waiter with the old man. …

Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”: Theme of Love

In the play “Twelfth Night,” Shakespeare explores and illustrates the emotion of love with precise detail. According to “Webster’s New World Dictionary,” love is defined as “a strong affection or liking for someone.” Throughout the play Shakespeare examines three different types of love: true love, self love and friendship. “Twelfth Night” consists of many love…