Egeus desires that Hermia wed Demetrius instead of Lysander, for he believes Demetrius high standing will benefit his daughter. With the support of his king, Egeus will be able to. Though he has no regard or sympathy for breaking apart Hermia and Lysander. Theseus tries to persuade Hermia to refrain from going against her Father 's wishes, for if she chooses to do so she will be forced into a life of a nun or killed for her actions. “Either to die the death or to abjure Forever the society of men.
Lord Capulet fails in the sense that he rushes Juliet into a marriage solely because he is of noble upbringing- “Of fair demesnes, youthful, and nobly trained” (Shakespeare 3.5.181). He does not take into account what hardships Juliet and Romeo might experience at such a young age. Capulet is repeatedly using his power and authority over Juliet in the benefit of only himself. At this time, it was normal in society for young girls to be married for the wealth and well being of the family, but he is very insensitive about her emotions. He insists that Juliet marry Paris, with the alternative being that he will disown her.
Through Romeo and Juliet’s acts of defiance and sacrifice, Shakespeare proves that while hate has the power to destroy and kill, love is even more powerful as it has the power to transform. Instead of conforming to the expectations their family and society places on them, Romeo and Juliet choose to follow their hearts and stay together. Romeo and Juliet also both give up welfare and security in order to be with each other and ultimately give up their lives, the greatest sacrifice. Romeo and Juliet rebel against all of their obligations to their family and society in order to follow their true feelings. Instead of marrying Paris, a wealthy and handsome count, Juliet defies her father’s wishes.
But even before Juliet knew it was Romeo she said, “If he’s married, I think I’ll die rather than marry anyone else.”(1.5.134-135). She is saying that if this individual she just met is married, she rather die than marry anyone else, but when she gets told that its Romeo she knows he's not married but it is her worst rival. So Juliet could use this to escape marrying Paris, but also escape the family feuds. They weren’t in love because they were using this marriage to escape their families and other
Whether the Friar realizes it or not, he has just done something terrible that only strengthens the bond of these two lovers. This leads to several deaths along the way. This bond between Romeo and Juliet, fortified by Friar Lawrence and his hubris, causes a serious issue when Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin, challenges Romeo to a duel. Romeo refuses to fight as they are now family by marriage and says, “… But love thee better than thou
The play begins with both couples facing some sort of discord. Lysander and Hermia are in love, but are not allowed to get married since her father, Egeus, wishes her to marry Demetrius. If Hermia refuses to marry Demetrius she will be put to death or sent to a nunnery. This is explained in detail by Hermia’s father who says: “Consent to marry with Demetrius/ I beg the ancient privilege of athens/ as she is mine I may dispose of her/ which shall be either to this
Romeo’s best friend and cousin Benvolio, is always trying to make Romeo feel better, even when he ends up making things worse.Upon finding a gloomy, lovesick Romeo, Benvolio says to him, “Tut man, one fire burns out another’s burning” (1.2.46). Benvolio’s words of encouragement to go to the party and find a new love are what started the whole series of unfortunate events to begin in the first place. Juliet’s parents’ inability to actually know what their daughter wants pushes Juliet towards thinking that death is the only way out of her impossible situation. After Lord Capulet arranges Juliet’s marriage, Lady Capulet informs Juliet of the plans: “Marry, my child, early next Thursday morn, / The gallant, young, and noble gentleman, / The County Paris, at Saint Peter’s Church, / Shall happily make thee there a joyful bride” (3.5.112-115). Lord and Lady Capulet's marriage arrangement has the exact opposite effect than intended on Juliet, and actually makes her more upset and makes her feel out of options.
Romeo is caught in the situation of killing someone without thinking twice about it more than once. When Romeo kills Tybalt out of anger, he doesn’t think about the repercussions this will have on his relationship with Juliet. Some may say the family feud is to blame for their death; however, from the start of the play, it is suggested that Romeo and Juliet were fated to die. Even if there wasn’t a family feud fate, which is what the whole story is based on, would’ve still played out and they would’ve died. Juliet is exceedingly impulsive.
The play begins with King Lear’s wish to divide his kingdom among his daughters as now he is too old to rule and in order to prevent future conflicts. Nevertheless, the division of King Lear’s Kingdom causes the very tragedy it intended to prevent. Coleridge’s approach to regard this plan as stupid even preposterous has drawn a lot of criticism. However, according to Harry Jaffa this is the methodology of a skilled leader. By setting the favored Cordelia between Goneril and Regan in the focal point of the kingdom and handing down to her the lion 's offer of the land and power, Lear diminishes the probability that his older daughters will be able either to assault each other or to participate allied against Cordelia and her spouse ( Jeffrey, 1990).
The poem was written between 1564 and 1616. William Shakespeare was one of the most influential authors of all time. He wrote thirty-eight plays, one hundred and fifty four sonnets and two epic poems. Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stafford. He got married when he was eighteen and he got a child immediately after his marriage, he later got two other children.