Two young lovers, Romeo and Juliet, are the children of two families who hate each other. They meet at a ball hosted by Juliet’s father and decide to secretly marry. Shortly after their marriage, Juliet’s hotheaded cousin Tybalt is looking for a fight against Romeo, and Romeo’s friend Mercutio, duels with him too protect Romeo’s name. Tybalt murders Mercutio and Romeo, seeking revenge, slays Tybalt and is banished from Verona for that offense.
Bullying, emotional or physical abuse. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the characters are bullied emotional by false love. Oberon, King of the fairyland, is married to Titania. After one of Titania’s workers die, she is left custody of a young Indian boy. Oberon wants possession of the boy, so that he can become his servant.
A story about deception, illusion, impulsiveness, noting, and shallowness; these are all characteristics of the play Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare. The play is about a young women, named Hero and a man, named Claudio, falling in love almost immediately after the war and decide to marry in the next few days. However, the prince’s evil brother does not wish to see his enemies rejoice, so he organizes a ruse to shame Hero and halt the wedding from ever taking place. Shakespeare critiques many aspects of his society through his satire and portrayal of different characters; which is apparent when looking at the character Claudio. Claudio is a soldier who worked closely with the Prince and became one of the top men of his army.
Cordelia tells Lear she loves him as much as a daughter should love their father. Lear gets furious and banishes her from his kingdom. Lear gets kicked out of his own castle eventually by his two “loving” daughters.
After having established Petruchio’s ability to match Katherine’s wits in the Act II, Katherine and Petruchio’s wedding delves deeper into Petruchio’s blatantly abusive behavior toward Katherine. After Petruchio informs Katherine, “will you, nill you, I will marry you” (II. i. 263), she almost immediately sees his claims come to fruition due to her father’s disregard toward any of her feelings and opinions. Katherine and Petruchio’s wedding in Act III only further serves to additionally embarrass and weaken Katherine’s will. Consequently, Petruchio’s lateness and foolish behavior plunges Katherine into further mental desolation. At the beginning of the wedding, the audience is shown slight changes regarding Katherine’s impending personality shift when the wedding party notes Petruchio’s absence, and she states “no shame but mine.
In the beginning of the play a forced love can be seen between Theseus, the duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, the Queen of the Amazons. While preparing for their wedding, Thesus says that he won Hippolyta 's love with his sword. Thessus and Hippolyta were on oppoising sides of a war, and Thesus chose to kidnap Hipolyta. After he kidnaped her the two "fell in love" and decided get married. The fact that Thesus had to kidnap Hipolyta to get her to fall
Even though Hermia’s father, Egeus, is opposed to the marriage of Hermia and Lysander, Hermia decided to run away with Lysander. Hermia does not mind facing her father and any hardships that she might have to face while trying to be with Lysander. This shows that Hermia loves Lysander deeply. She did not mind making her father angry as long as she could be with the man she loves. This showed that Hermia could not live without Lysander
As Gatsby dwells on the time where Daisy committed her love to him, he has come to believe that he is entitled to Daisy’s love. In reality, Daisy has moved on with her life, and Gatsby’s fantasy would destroy a mother-daughter bond and a marriage. Despite the catastrophic consequences, Gatsby makes an attempt to disrupt Daisy’s life when he exclaims, “I’ve got something to tell you, old sport…”(130). This interjection arose out of pure frustration and did not bring any guilt to Gatsby. He intended to expose his and Daisy’s affair and, with this, risk the destruction of Daisy’s relationships.
In which, slowly but surely Iago conveniences that Desdemona is being unfaithful to Othello. On page 724, Act 4 scene 1, Desdemona and Othello say “Desdemona: My lord? Othello: I am glad to see you mad. Desdemona: why sweet Othello-
Even though Romeo advances from a family of Montagues and Juliet appears from a family of Capulets, who totally loathe each other, he will not let that stand in the way of love. Juliet emphasizes that Romeo should not care about their opposing families and just “Deny thy father and refuse thy name; What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet” (2.2.40). Romeo may love Juliet nonetheless but with rash decisions comes severe consequences. Senselessly, Romeo risks his life by encountering Juliet.
His infatuation for her, however, makes him continue to send servants to court her for him, as he feels that he must have her. Orsino has a strong desire for Olivia, stating that ever since his “eyes did see Olivia first” his “desires, like fell and cruel hounds, e’er since pursue” him. He is full of passion for Olivia, but he does not love her in a mature way. He is not very concerned for the good of Olivia, but rather he wants her love no matter how hard he has to try. A more mature and loving approach would be to understand that Olivia is not romantically interested in him and to stop trying to court her, as she does not want to be bothered by him any more.
A hero is one who portrays noble characteristics, willing to face obstacles and has the ability to handle both physical and mental strengths. It is difficult to play the role of a hero. Heroes take on a difficult role in the myths “Theseus” and “The Adventures of Odysseus” by Edith Hamilton. Heroes must be determined, as they cannot give up in the middle of the journey. They need to be courageous, as they have to overcome hazardous obstacles through their expedition.
A true knight is one who demonstrates the virtues of generosity and magnanimity. In The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer uses characters such as the Knight and the Landowner who tell stories that reflect on their own personalities. The Knight tells a story about Theseus, Palamon, and Arcite, who are all true knight’s. The Landowner tells about characters like Arveragus, Aurelius, and the magician who are lacking the virtues of a true knight.
When thinking of a hero, instantly what comes to mind is being bulletproof, or flying. That is not the case in mythology. In mythology people like Wonder Woman or The Flash are viewed as people slightly more than average, but nothing too special. All heroes may share some of the same qualities, but in mythological literature, a hero usually has to be clever, head out on dangerous quests, and always has the company of another.