Essays Tagged: "Pun"

Willy Loman, a Man With A Dream. Character in "Death of a Salesman" by Miller

of his life, Willy Lomanexperienced problems with his popularity and personality.His last name is a pun on a 'low man.' He is at the bottomof the business world as an unsuccessful salesman. Inaddition ...

(4 pages) 345 1 3.9 Jun/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Examine the ways in which Shakespeare uses language to give the audience a greater insight into Angelo's character in the play measure for measure.

The most prominent technique Shakespeare employs is that of Angelo's lexis. The first instance of a pun is in act 1, scene 1 when Angelo uses a pun of his 'mettle'. Angelo asks 'let there be some more ... t being given a further test of his 'mettle'- meaning his spirit. A further explanation of Angelo's pun is that the connection of the term 'metal' coupled with 'mettle' is that coins were tested befor ...

(5 pages) 74 0 4.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Oedipus Wrecks", a Successful Appropriation of the Greek Tragedy?

esenting it in a different frame, such as a novel instead of a play.The title "Oedipus Wrecks" is a pun, in that it refers to both the Oedipal aspect of the protagonist (Woody Alan's character) wrecki ... s life and to the name shared by the play's title and it's tragic hero "Oedipus Rex." This humourus pun communicates to the responder that the movie is a comedy, and creates awareness that the film is ...

(3 pages) 41 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The transformation of Hamlet into Rosencrantz and Guilden are Dead and themes that were explored by both plays.

to explore themes that are universal and timeless, Stoppard uses a style marked by Absurd Theatre, pun, and slapstick humor to convey his themes more entertainingly and appealing to modern audience.T ...

(4 pages) 88 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Three Tall Women.

though never without meaning.Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, to begin with, takes its title from a pun, seemingly not a very meaningful one, unless we read it as a reversal of the traditional childre ... nd acknowledge that a female has substituted for the male monster. But if we accept the idea of the pun as betraying "the hidden wish of words," then we are thrown into a world where every verbal choi ...

(11 pages) 73 0 3.7 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Kurosawa's Ran, Shakespeare's King Lear, and Man's Self-Imposed Cycle of Folly

ed the similarities between the story he was crafting and the play and basically, to use a horrible pun, 'ran' with it. Kurosawa said himself of King Lear; "I had no wish for a literal transposition. ...

(19 pages) 89 0 3.9 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The discrimination brought forth to obese and overwheight Americans.

le discrimination. And since I am a certified, card carrying member, I am allowed to have made that pun.Seriously, TV commercials have to be among the worst offenders.Ever notice how often the charact ...

(2 pages) 52 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

What is the role of the inspector and what happens in the rest of the play?

hey did and he convinces they that they all helped to kill her.Inspector Goole's name is an obvious pun on 'ghoul' a spirit or a ghost. The name makes him sound ghostly and he seems very confident whe ...

(3 pages) 21 0 3.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Title In Much Ado About Nothing

g" would, in the late 16th Century, have been "noting," and so the title also apparently suggests a pun on the word, "noting," and on the use of the word "note" as an expression of music. In II.2 (l.5 ...

(3 pages) 35 0 3.7 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Death of a Salesman - Relationships

f his life, Willy Loman experienced problemswith his popularity and personality. His last name is a pun on a "low man." Heis at the bottom of the business world as an unsuccessful salesman. In additio ...

(4 pages) 31 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

American Psycho - Summary Book Report/Review

rick Bateman, a high-class, high spending, coke addicted yuppie who enjoys killing time (excuse the pun) by attending the latest uptown restaurants with his fellow socialite friends; and killing peopl ...

(3 pages) 35 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Vonnegut's portrayal of American culture and society in "Slaughterhouse 5" is a depressing one" do you think so?

', the idea of a place where things got killed is gruesome and depressing, but this title is also a pun because it is meant to have another meaning. If you take away the 'S' of 'Slaughterhouse 5' it i ...

(5 pages) 26 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"An Inspector Calls" - Write about Inspector Goole's character in this play how far is he a believable policeman? How does Priestley use the Inspector in the play?

estley to present the unusualness of this character is the name Inspector Goole which is an obvious pun or homophone (Inspector A spectre, Goole a ghoul). We as an audience never find out who the Insp ...

(15 pages) 20 0 1.5 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The values in the TV series "Kath and Kim"

tion with the use of many techniques, including hyperbole, juxtaposition, colour, pattern, symbols, pun and layout. The representation itself is an image of an old woman's body dressed in a young girl ... get jiggy with me." This value Kath and Kim have of Image and superficiality is explained with the pun "Mutton dressed as lamb," which is how Sharon describes Kath's looks upon being asked. It means ...

(2 pages) 1924 0 4.0 May/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Use Of Literary Devices In Julius Caesar

lect upon a character or characters. A second literary device used in the play is the use of puns. A pun is another element noted early on in Julius Caesar. When Marullus addresses the Cobbler, ... A pun is another element noted early on in Julius Caesar. When Marullus addresses the Cobbler, the pun begins. Cobbler is meant to have two meanings in this dialog: 1 - a shoemaker and 2 - a bungler. ...

(2 pages) 21 0 3.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Playwlight

ons and incompetent performance. He is not a bad person, but he stews in his own juices (pardon the pun) trying to make every thing flow smoothly (another pun). He does not have good coping skills and ...

(7 pages) 377 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Hamlet Question

truant" (shows that Horatio is responsible, trustworthy, reliable, etc.) "I am too much in the sun" pun: he is happy, and perhaps he is upset because now he has to be a 'son' to a new father.2) Hamlet ... s two important things to Hamlet: 1) Claudius must die 2) Don't harm your mother (her guilt will be punishment enough) Hamlet talks about tablets, and uses the simile that he'll erase his memory like ...

(4 pages) 14 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

The adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Taming of The Shrew" into modern film "10 Things I Hate About You"

tment is further heightened when Petruchio says "when you are gentle you shall have one", using the pun of the word gentlewoman, forcing Katherina to either conform to the accepted roles of women in s ... ealthy, he doesn't want to be duped of his money and declares, "I didn't pay you to let some little punk ass snake me", with a low angle shot making him appear more intimidating and enhancing the obse ...

(8 pages) 39 0 5.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

'Telephone Conversation' by Wole Soyinka - analysis

peakers talk about their skin color. This issue was bought up by the landlady at first. There was a pun, 'indifferent', to shows the intention of the landlady. From the word 'indifferent', the landlad ...

(2 pages) 34166 0 3.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

The mayor of casterbridge 2

f this act as Henchard. I believe that Henchard is totally blameless for his downfall, to use a bad pun that will become apparent later, it is in his nature. It is my belief that Henchard is a personi ...

(4 pages) 384 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare