To try to prove his masculinity to Katherina, he berates and abuses his servants as to make him look manly. He wants to bend Katharina to his will and is willing to be cruel to her, to prove he is able to tame his wife and be virile. This, in turn, causes Curtis to state “By this reckoning he is more shrew than she” (act four, scene one), but Curtis has known Petruchio before this event and has not seen this shrewish side to him before. This suggests Petruchio is only putting on an act and is only presenting himself like that to Katherina, and his true nature is not so shrewish. Petruchio is also described as a shrew on his wedding
In fact, Isabella ironically draws upon patriarchal social expectations to slight their respective assaults on her sexuality, such as when she tells Claudio that their “father’s grave / Did utter forth a voice” — which expressed that he “must die: / Thou art too noble to conserve a life / In base appliances” (3). Moreover, instead of undermining female autonomy, the Duke shows signs of reinforcing it as he aids Isabella in her struggle to maintain her sexual freedom. He orchestrates a scenario in which Isabella partakes in a bed trick, thus preserving her sexual independence while also subverting Angelo’s autonomy. Here, both male and female characters demonstrate the ability to influence another’s honor; even the Duke, a male character, impedes upon Angelo’s honor, rather than remaining unified as would be typical of the patriarchy. Thus, the female is not merely an endangered object to men, for she is also endangers patriarchal control.
He is jealous of Othello, show in, “I confess it is my shame to be so fond/but it is not in my virtue to amend it” (1.3:316-317). Roderigo is desperate for Desdemona and Iago takes advantage of this and makes him do thing such as kill Cassio. Roderigo does all of Iago’s dirty work and makes his plan successful. Also, Roderigo is unintelligent and realizes too late that his “money is almost spent” (2.3:364-368). Iago makes several false promises to Roderigo and he does not expose Iago because he is desperate for love.
Romeo 's nonexistent communication with Rosalind is a sign he is merely infatuated with her external appearance, “Oh, she is rich in beauty, only poor That when she dies, with beauty dies her store” (1.1.215-16). One of the attributes of narcissism is the “love of or sexual desire for one 's own body” (Merriam-Webster 824). His obsessive compulsion with beauty leads him into despair because he is unable to attain the beautiful object he desires. In Slavoj Zizek 's Courtly Love, or Woman as Things, “the Lady is thus perceived as a kind of spiritual guide into the higher sphere of religious ecstasy” (Zizek 1181). Rosalind is Romeo 's “Lady” and spiritual guide to his “religious ecstasy.” In a sense, his “love” for Rosalind 's beauty is a representation of his addiction for beautiful objects.
O hated potion, hence!” (Act 3, Scene 2, Lines 270-275) Once Lysander falls in love with Helena and not with Hermia, because of Oberon’s love juice, his former love for Hermia turned to hate rather than apathy. This hate towards Hermia and love for Helena causes him to act very irrational, resulting in violence. Another example is that, even though Demetrius does not love Helena, she is still blindly attached to
While Blanche may not be the best interaction to prove this as Stanley's malignant feelings mainly stem from their different backgrounds and ideals, his interactions with Stella prove more. Whenever Stella attempts to scold or yell at Stanley, he completely shuts her down. When she, Blanche, and Mitch refused to turn off the radio, Stanley immediately turns to violence, throwing the radio out the window. While it can be argued that he may actually love Stella as he calls for her and sires a child with her, the general overview could be that their marriage is driven on lust, passion and desire, rather than true love. Also connecting with the stereotype of the 1950s, it was not common for a wife to leave her husband, so she may only be staying with him as she is still "blinded by
By making no efforts to change his displeasing habits, Don John creates unnecessary jealously, deceitfulness and a finally a fleeing coward. The ideas Don John puts into action make a displeasing individual. Firstly, Don John exhibits envious acts of jealously. He does this because he is resentful of his half-brother Don Pedro. This leads him to create a plot to satisfy his jealousy against his half-brother.
In conclusion, “A streetcar named Desire” by Tennessee Williams, uses characterization of the main characters to convey theme of the desire and how it can influence and change someone’s personality. Because of the situations and arguments the characters get in, Williams is able show how desperate the characters are to get what they want. Stanley was willing to put his wife and his baby’s lives at risk, only to prove that he was the man of the house. Blanche ruined her chance of getting married because her promiscuous past caught up with her. Tennessee Williams uses his upbringing to show the theme of male versus female in many of his plays and it especially shows in “A streetcar named Desire”.
Examining Marriage in Tennessee William’s A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee William’s 1947 play A Streetcar Named Desire takes place in Elysian Fields, New Orleans, and portrays the marital situation of this time. This play illustrates conflict over the marriage of Stella and Stanley. This marriage can be seen as strict, and controlling but also full of lust. Stella’s sister, Blanche, sees through the illusion and can see how toxic the marriage really is. Stanley and Blanche come from distinctly different backgrounds, Stanley is from the working class while Blanche comes from wealth.
Despite the fact that he at first does not have any vindictive considerations and thoughts, he in the long run becomes a murderer due to emotionally untrustworthy and jealousy. As you read the play it isn't basic to connect Othello with such spellbinding words as vain, however he is in each feeling of the word. Othello loses his tempers effortlessly as a kid does when disappointed and Iago knew how to play with his unsteady personality that produced because of the idea of his wife is heating on him. Also, obviously that is of course a lie. All