Piece Essay Topics

Brilliant piece of artwork

This artwork, Moonrise Hernandez, will be critiqued based on the elements and principles of art to determine its meaning. The author, Ansel Adams, created this piece in 1941 in southern Mexico. Here, Adams used black and white film to make an original gelatin silver 16 by 20 photograph. The artwork consists of a moonlit dark… View Article

Wall and Piece

Over the years, there have been evidences and reports of people beginning to admire street art. There have been news reports stating that street works from internationally known urban artists have been covered with perspex glass in order to preserve it, or that there have been security cameras placed by it to prevent it from… View Article

King Richard III and Looking for Richard

Changes in context and form offer fresh perspective on the values in texts. How does Pacino’s film “Looking for Richard”, reveal his response to the values explored in Shakespeare’s play, “King Richard III”? Through changes in context and form a fresh perspective can be offered on the values in texts. Pacino’s film “Looking for Richard”… View Article

The Merchant of Venice: Analysis of Portia

“Oh, me, the word ‘choose’! I may neither choose who I would nor refuse who I dislike; so is the will of a living daughter curbed by the will of a dead father. Is it not hard, Nerissa, that I cannot choose one nor refuse none? (Act 1 Scene 2 lines 22~25) “In terms of… View Article

The Merchant of Venice

‘The Merchant of Venice’ tittle has been carefully chosen and it is apt and suggested. There has been some controversy among the critics that the tittle belong to Shylock or Antonio. This controversy arose because in the first entry the play had been named ‘The Merchant of Venice’ or ‘The Jew of Venice’. Later on… View Article

Twelve Angry Men Intros

Set in the summer of 1957, Reginald Rose’s play, Twelve Angry Men, highlights the importance of speaking out for what is right. Rose demonstrates through characterisation that prejudice and preconceptions can conceal the truth. From the inception, Rose presents a biased jury who is convinced of the boy’s guilt based on preconceived notions. However it… View Article

Arthur Miller

Between 1949 and 1953, Arthur Miller wrote two of his most famous plays. Both plays dealt with major problems in society. The main characters of the plays were similar. Also, the supporting characters of both plays were alike. Arthur Miller’s plays Death of a Salesman and The Crucible are similar in many ways. The main… View Article

A Doll’s House Study Guide

Act I: Kevin Gao The setting is on Christmas Eve, in the Helmer’s Household. There is the aspect of the contrasting temperature, in which inside the house it is warm, symbolic of security and safety, whereas outside it is harsh and cold, symbolic of the real world and how cruel it is. These details are… View Article

Individual Authority

One must find upon critical review a tremendous similarity of thought and process between Bertolt Brecht’s play Life of Galileo and the recent film Good Night, and Good Luck. They both anticipate and express the challenges faced when an individual confronts society with independent authority. Three such issues can be catalogued as follows: Claims of… View Article

In Man and Superman Shaw Was Not Writing a Regular Play

In Man and Superman Shaw was not writing a regular play; he only united up dialogue, discussion, arguments for the purpose of making them appear as plays. Still the incidents of situations in the play do in one way or the other perpetuate the pursuit of man by woman—of Tanner by Ann. The most interesting… View Article

The Crucible

In The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, John Proctor shows his protagonist character by the respectable and honorable man he lives to be. In order to understand why John Proctor is the protagonist of the story, a definition of the word protagonist is indispensable. A protagonist is essentially the main character of a story, mostly known… View Article

Merchant of Venice – a Tragedy or Comedy

* “The tragic feeling is invoked in us when we are in the presence of a character who is ready to lay down his life, if need be, to secure one thing, his sense of personal dignity” – Arthur Miller * Leading up to Shylock’s trial he undergoes a lot of struggle with regards to… View Article

Macbeth and Integrity

There are seeds of self-destruction buried in all of us that will bare only misfortune if allowed to grow. Macbeth’s guilty path to his des Integrity is define as many things, value, honor, morality, and so on. These principles are the gears that run society. Integrity is one’s identity and to maintain it one must… View Article

Irony in Macbeth

Dramatic Irony is the result of information being shared with the audience but withheld from one or more of the characters. Example: In Act 1 Scene 4, line 50 , the witches hail Macbeth, “thane of Cawdor! ” Dramatic irony: At this point, Macbeth is unaware that the king has conferred this honor upon him… View Article