Essays Tagged: "Volpone"

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

outh of Celia proves what a vital role she plays in portraying his moral message.Whilst protagonist Volpone, a hedonist, indulges in as many pleasures as possible, often pursuing them vigorously. Celi ... usly. Celia is the exact antithesis. Her self-denial and self-restraint make her a perfect foil for Volpone as she exposes his complete lack of virtues. A clear example of this is Volpone's attempted ...

(4 pages) 42 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ben Jonson's comedy "Volpone"

to play their parts. The regular drama from its very beginning was divided into comedy and tragedy.Volpone: Jonson's experimentation with ComedyMany critics of Jonson's Volpone have argued that it is ... have argued that it is not a true comedy but rather a mix of tragedy, comedy, and satire. Although Volpone takes on some characteristics of tragedy, it seems to follow closer to the customs of comedy ...

(8 pages) 52 0 4.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

What would you consider the most important aspects of the system, and how would you apply them to the role of Mosca?

ss status. I would do this by making as little eye contact as possible with my superiors, including Volpone, and walking in a very defensive manner, both suggesting my lack of confidence and recogniti ... uld be feeling, and allow him to rudely abuse the people who thought that they would be left all of Volpone's fortunes. I would act this in a very arrogant manner, only talking to the supposed inherit ...

(6 pages) 34 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Jew Of Malta

abb closes his criticism of The Jew of Malta by comparing it to a play which I have not read called Volpone. Although I have not even read Volpone this was still the part of Babb's essay I enjoyed mos ... rt of Babb's essay I enjoyed most. Mostly because of my overwhelming curiosity as to the context of Volpone, which Babb so closely parallels The Jew of Malta. In closing, I had a very difficult ...

(5 pages) 727 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Volpone

The theatricality of Volpone by Ben Johnson is found in the nature of its characters. The tale of knavery woven by Johnso ... lso defends against anti-theatrical views that undermine the genius of the work. Simply put, Volpone is the story of a wealthy man who fakes a mortal illness for his own entertainment. Without ... wealthy man who fakes a mortal illness for his own entertainment. Without any heir to his fortune, Volpone is courted by a group of his peers who hope to inherit his wealth. Aided by his servant, Mos ...

(3 pages) 1576 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Examination of twenty lines of

Examination of twenty lines of VolponeIn lines 78 to 8 on page 28, Jonson's unique style of writing is present. Secondly, there is ... is present within these lines.The first thing that I have to comment upon is line 78. Here, we see Volpone lying down ("keep you still sir"). This is a demonstration of how he makes his money. The po ... ssuming can be compared to that of a prostitute when making her money. Indeed, I put it to you that Volpone is nothing more then a prostitute. He is in fact compared to a "common courtesan" in the pla ...

(4 pages) 349 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Examination of twenty lines of

Examination of twenty lines of VolponeIn lines 78 to 8 on page 28, Jonson's unique style of writing is present. Secondly, there is ... is present within these lines.The first thing that I have to comment upon is line 78. Here, we see Volpone lying down ("keep you still sir"). This is a demonstration of how he makes his money. The po ... ssuming can be compared to that of a prostitute when making her money. Indeed, I put it to you that Volpone is nothing more then a prostitute. He is in fact compared to a "common courtesan" in the pla ...

(4 pages) 358 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Comparison of Marlowe's Barabas and Jonson's Volpone (Studying the main characters from "Volpone" and "The Jew of Malta")

f Malta, written around 1590, shares many interesting similarities with Ben Jonson’s 1605 play Volpone. Both works follow a similar narrative structure and also share common themes and character ... plays, as are wit, deception, and questionable or absent morality In fact, Jonson’s character Volpone is named from the Italian word for “fox,” telling us right away that cunning and s ...

(7 pages) 2469 0 0.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

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?

Robert N. Watson suggests that Volpone exposes 'the fundamental human tendency […] to live in grandiose egoistical fantasies ... far do you agree with the suggestion that this is the source of the play's comedy?Ben Jonson frames Volpone by reminding the reader of its didactic value. In the Prologue, he wishes 'To mix profit, wi ... cts and real needs. Indeed, avarice fuels the 'grandiose egoistical fantasies' which plague many of Volpone's characters, both in the main plot and subplot, those characters principally being the lega ...

(6 pages) 1 0 0.0 Apr/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature