Essays Tagged: "Corvino"

Volpone

ent in almost every portion of the play zipping around from scene to scene. Voltore, Corbaccio, and Corvino, are all birds of prey. Their names are symbolic of their role in the play. They are all wai ... prolong the period of courtship by his neighbors. In doing so he manages to gain Celia, the wife of Corvino. The fox seemingly outwits his fellow creatures again. Mosca, as the fly, is Volpone' ...

(3 pages) 1578 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

In Volpone How Does Jonson Use Celia to Portray His Message of Crime and Punishment to His Audience?

to be. Conversely, a contemporary audience could instead see her willingness to subject herself to Corvino's harsh dictates and abuse as being more weak than strong. But, it is her inner moral sense, ... will.Her perfection is starkly contrasted by the grotesque reactions she provokes from Volpone and Corvino. The religious imagery Volpone used to describe his riches he uses for a new "better angel", ...

(4 pages) 42 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Robert N. Watson suggests that Volpone exposes ‘the fundamental human tendency […] to live in grandiose egoistical fantasies rather than in the real world’. How far do you agree with the suggestion that this is the source of the play’s comedy?

revealed, and so that comedy's moral direction is implemented.But for the legacy hunters, Voltore, Corvino and Corbaccio, Gold does replace God. Unlike Volpone, their 'grandiose egoistical fantasies' ... respect (I.iii.53-57). Wrath however, is more obvious and more habitual in the characterisation of Corvino. In his vain attempts to please the protagonist, Corvino offers his beautiful wife for Volpo ...

(6 pages) 1 0 0.0 Apr/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature