The Function Of Rhetoric In Tamburlaine Bfsu Engl 2060 Close Reading

830 words - 4 pages

Tamburlaine’s Powers of Rhetoric
As the fact of being written in Elizabethan England, although sometimes Tamburlaine’s speeches may seem to be overwrought, they were excellent examples of rhetoric at that time. Marlowe broke the traditional rules of classical rhetoric and made language a powerful tool for Tamburlaine to persuade both the other roles in the play and the audience of the play. Having taken personal control of the Persian Empire, Tamburlaine turns his attention to Bajazeth, emperor of the Turks (3.3.6). The dialogue between them about their wife reflects their own male power and Tamburlaine’s powers of rhetoric.
Throughout the passage, specific literary devises are used to convey meaning and create Tamburlaine’s powers of rhetoric. One of the most vital literary devises is comparatio, which is a general term for a comparison, either as a figure of speech or as an argument. On the one hand, Bajazth’s words is a contrast to Tamburlaine’s. By saying Zabina is the “mother of three braver boies than Hercules” (3.3.103), Bajazeth infers that his “royal chaire of state” (3.3.112) is unchangeable as his sons will grow up to be capable and strong enough to fight for the nation. The point of his words is about male power and nation rather than pure love for his wife. On the contrary, Tamburlaine employs metaphor and allegory to express his intense passion for Zenocrate. “The loveliest Maide alive” (3.3.117) shows his respect to her. As comparing her with “rockes of pearle and pretious stone” (3.3.118), Tamburlaine hints his motivation for conquering other countries is Zenocrate. In his opinion, the queen crown of the Persian Empire cannot deserve her beauty. “Sit downe by her: adorned with my Crowne, as if thou wert the Empresse of the world” (3.3.125), therefore, he must conquer more countries for her. On the other hand, Zabina’s words is a contrast to Zenocrate. Different from Zabina, whose words make audience feel that she is inferior to Bajazeth as an accessory, Zenocrate’s words suggest that she is the true lover of Tamburlaine. She is concerned with his safety and hopes him “returne with victorie, and free from wound” (3.3.133). From this point of view, Tamburlaine’s powers of rhetoric help him win over Zenocrate’s heart.
What’s more, Tamburlaine's powers of rhetoric are the result of his ambition. With his ambition and his intense passion for his wife, he can be both captivating and repellant. The key to his character is power and ambition, of...

Find Another Essay On The Function of Rhetoric in Tamburlaine - BFSU ENGL 2060 - Close reading

The Questioning Poet: A Close Reading Of Dickinsons 569

1831 words - 8 pages When one reads Emily Dickinson, one is expecting a piece of writing which is full of dread and discontent in the world. This is why at first glance poem number 569, or "I reckon- When I count at all-" one instantly feels taken aback by the apparent positive imagery that is found within the writing. However upon close reading one makes a realization that the poem is just as dark as her other pieces, if not even more upsetting. Although the

Close Reading Analysis of The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

1398 words - 6 pages cultural future. Without women and the ritualistic tradition of motherhood, the future of a culture lacks certainty and stability. In her novel, The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri offers a new approach to the often unquestioned maternal instinct, highlighting a silent outcry for a woman's much needed sense of self, apart from domestic impulse.Lahiri awakens readers to the belief and realization that some women lead deprived lives, capping their actual desires

The Significance of Rhetoric in Music

621 words - 2 pages form of persuasive communication is music. You may doubt my sanity or think to yourself "Yeah, right." After all, when was the last time any of us heard a "persuasive" piece of music? Non-the-less, I ask you to bear with me and hear me out. Although rhetoric and music are separate disciplines, there are however, striking similarities between them: communication, delivery, and effect to the audience. In effect music and rhetoric shed light on each

Rhetoric in the Decleration of Independence

690 words - 3 pages Rhetoric in the Decleration of Independence Independence, to many that word means freedom, a fresh start, a place of salvation, free from the tyranny of kings. The Declaration of Independence gives power to the idea that such a nation could form and be successful. This powerful piece of political prose and rhetoric has held strong to these beliefs for years. The introduction consists of a single long sentence that subtlety directs

Close Reading of Shakespeare´s Sonnet 130

795 words - 3 pages ). In essence, he deliberately uses the metaphors against themselves. Her eyes are not like the sun. Her lips are nothing close to the color of coral. Aside from subversive comparisons and exaggerated similes, Sonnet 130 is wrought with the ambiguity. According to The Oxford English Dictionary, a mistress is considered “female head of a family, household, or other establishment; a woman holding such a position in conjunction with a male

The Faerie Queene, A Close Reading

1491 words - 6 pages The Faerie Queene; a close reading The first four stanzas of Spenser's Faerie Queene introduce us to the Redcrosse Knight and Una, two of the main characters in book one. We meet Redcrosse "pricking on the plain," which meant riding or galloping forth in Spenser's day. He carries with him a silver shield and is clothed in strong armour that is dented and damaged from wounds in previous battles. However, he has not done the damage because "arms

Rhetoric In The Media

1048 words - 4 pages      Many times we hear things through media and don’t actually listen to what they may say. When people hear something through mass media, they don’t realize that there is a person’s point of view stated in the story. And many times what people don’t see is that there is no such thing as an objective point of view. This is called Rhetoric; when someone states their point of view using words that either sway an

A Close Reading of Pages 100 to 115 of The Remains of the Day

1435 words - 6 pages   "Examine pages 100 to 115 of Kazuo Ishiguro's novel "The Remains of the day" in detail.  Show by a close reading of key scenes within this how the novelist's language and form both reveals, and conceals, central issues of character, emotion, politics and memory."   Pages100-115 of Ishiguro's novel describe the beginning of a journey to the west country taken by a man called Stevens, (a model English butler

Short Response Analysis of Reading - McGill Univeristy Engl - Essay

830 words - 4 pages 1 Rosen Max Rosen Professor Cameron ENGL 346 28 September 2017 The Effect of Age and Gender Reading Methods         Reading has been a fundamental practice in human society for years. Technological advancement has affected reading practices through increasing the number of available books and now introducing competing forms of entertainment. To further explore this field, a survey was conducted to evaluate the role of age and gender on reading

Close reading paper of Winter's Tale and Hamlet and the involvement of Love after Death in the text. - University of Illinois/ English 218 - Essay

1689 words - 7 pages Jordan Roberts English 218 Close Reading Paper #2 November 12, 2017 Love after Death A recurring theme of loving your partner after their death has been common in our readings throughout the plays we have been analyzing in class. In The Winter’s Tale and Hamlet I saw a lot of men mistreating their women or not really showing them love until their death. In the case of the male this occurred for them to get their way. In the case of the females

The Art of Rhetoric

664 words - 3 pages The desire of rhetoric is always seated in attaining and preserving happiness. Corax of Syracuse (and/or Tisias) is regarded as the first theorist to devise an art of rhetoric as a means to help citizens regain their property seized under the rule of a despot. In this foremost case of Greco-Roman rhetoric, political happiness was sought by means of judicial speeches. The poly-discursive varieties of rhetorical happiness have theoretically

Similar Essays

The Rhetoric Of Christopher Marlowe’s Tamburlaine

883 words - 4 pages reached by observing the manner in which our own human bodies are formed. Since, Tamburlaine claims, we comprise four elements (presumably earth, air, water, and fire) all battling for domination over the others, it is appropriate for individual people to battle for domination, as the struggle which in close inspection might seem a destructive trend at a distance actually reveals itself to be a dynamic equilibrium of sorts: the harmony possessed by

Close Reading Of "The Panther" Essay

1611 words - 7 pages The poem “The Panther” by Rainer Maria Rilke is written in the free verse form of poetry. As such, it is concerned with capturing images and delivering emotions (“Writing Free Verse"). The poet has chosen the length of each line purposefully, with the effect that a rhythm has been established despite the lack of rhyme. This rhythm has been created because the lines of the poem resemble the structural patterns of normal speech (“Writing Free

Close Reading Of The Changeling Essay

1826 words - 8 pages women and how it impacts patriarchalism. Works Cited Eaton, Sara. “Beatrice-Joanna and the Rhetoric of Love in ‘The Changeling’.” Theatre Journal 36.3 (1984): 371-82. Accessed March 28, 2014. Harber, Judith. “‘I(t) Could Not Choose But Follow’: Erotic Logic in The Changeling.” Representations 81.1 (2003): 79-98. Accessed March 28, 2014. Kistner, A. L. and M. K. Kistner. “The Five Structures of ‘The Changeling’.” Modern Language Studies 11.2

Displays Of Love In Endymion And Tamburlaine

1339 words - 5 pages Missing Works Cited Comparing and contrasting the kinds of love represented by Tellus and Endymion in Lyly’s comedy of errors, Edymion, and the love between Tamburlaine and Zenocrate in Marlowe’s Tamburlaine show similarities where passions drive lovers to capture suitors, but differ in one couple desiring the unattainable, and another taking action to attain. Love is presented in different ways, specifically in Lyly’s play the love is