Friday, March 1, 2019
The Rule Breakers of Yore
William Shakespeare and Mary Shelley are two prolific writers during their birth time. Shakespeare was known for his countless moves like Othello, which tackled a variety of subjects, some sorrowful delicate moral, social, and political issues (Miller n. p). On the other hand, Mary Shelley, a teenage wo humanness who ran off with the young poet Percy Shelley was the author of a celebrated aversion base c all tolded Frankenstein (Hamberg n. p). Both of these writers wrote stories of what may be considered as rule ledgeman of their time.Since Othello is a play by nature, there were only a fewer parts that are narrated. The main character Othello was an innocent victim of earthy lies made by Iago, the envious villain. Most of the correctts that took place in the myth were the effect of the twisted plan of Iago. People like Cassio, and Roderigo were manipulated according to Iagos whim resulting to a tragic ending (Shakespeare and Sanders). This Shakespearean narrative turn up to be a rule breaker indeed as all the ele ments therein point. The main character, Othello, was a fasten in Venice, the countrys center of Christianity.Instead of putting a Christian at the point from which events should revolve, Shakespeare employ a moor to represent how much hypocrisy that a Christian is capable of. This was of great importance because during the period when Shakespeare wrote the play, Christianity was stagnant and people were art out for reforms (Muhlberger n. p) In the play, though the Christian characters were supposed to be portrayed as righteous and covetous, there were depicted as lying men who tried to get what they wanted at the expense of others.They were selfish and greedy, and were even willing to take another persons life. This was a precise part of the play as it portrayed the citys organized religion as one having anomalies and hidden controversies (Muhlberger). Another point that examines the defiance of this play was that a moor was not a very common put in Europe in reality during those days. But in the play, the moor was even a servant to the duke of Venice. He was even more enough as compared to the other Italian characters (Cummings n. p).On the other hand, Mary Shelleys Frankenstein also proved to rival the deviance of Shakespeares play. It was a story some a man, Victor Frankenstein, who created a hideous creature out of manifest human parts from slaughtered houses and dissecting clinics. As did the Othello play of Shakespeare, Shelleys story finish tragically with the main character and the subject of his torment dead (Hamberg n. p). The story strayed in deviance from the norms as it used a story where a man tried to play God by creating a man from chunks of flesh and parts sewn together.Using electricity, he was said to have respire life into it. This was a form of disrespect because during that time, death was considered as a sacred event. Whether of Anglican or Protestant religion, people exerted al l potential efforts to produce a grand funeral for their dead. The dead were lavishly dressed, placed in elegant coffins and buried in cemeteries with the most beautiful tombstones or mausoleums (Alirangues n. p).Shelley was weather to have characterized a organism out of stolen parts of the dead in a time when the dead seemed more important than those who were living. However, this was not all the same the most defiant feat of her story as also during those times, in reality, Science and religion had such harmony that in creating a being through science was a form of sacrilege that may suddenly destroy the harmony of the two subjects. This has almost been the case of Shakespeares Othello (Fyfe n. ).Given such, it may be concluded that the works by two of the most famous authors in history are indeed rule breakers in their own right, and in their own time. Whether they have created the narratives for the purposes of satire or to show the people harsh realities, they have successf ully weaved literature treasures that are remembered not only because they were masterfully done, but because they have dared to break away from the norms in the subtlest yet very striking way.