Therefore, William Shakespeare shows how the feminist perspective is not the best lens to view modern literature in his play “Othello”, when Shakespeare shared through Othello in Act 3 when he speaks to Iago that “The man whose wife has been unfaithful lives happily as long as he does not love his wife” (Shakespeare, 127). Likewise, this quote shows how the feminist perspective might not show us how women were treated in the 1600s; this scene explains how men were not expected to love their wife and not expected to care. He is allowed to be happy as long as he didn’t love his wife. This is absorbing because we can see in modern days that men expect women to love them even if they don’t. Lastly, women then and now are expected to love their husbands even if they aren’t being treated right whereas men don’t need to love their wife if they don’t want
In his early works, Ovid uses comedy in order to portray these same serious concepts but in a more comical way. An example of this is in An Amatoria when he writes about men picking up women in a funny context, such as brushing fake crumbs off of a woman’s bosom in order to please her. We find that this gets Ovid in trouble with Agustus, and eventually leads him to get exiled because of it. Similarly, Marius goes against the cultural truth-value that everyone in society should follow the laws, specifically not stealing from others. Marius is a con man and actually makes a living from stealing form people.
‘100 $Bill’ and ‘Young and Beautiful’ both spoke for Gatsby strongly as they were played in a manner to present him in separate lights and represented both his hopes and his fears. His disregard for riches is easily expressed in the song 100 $ Bill as he pays no attention to the amount he spends in the secret bar or on his extravagant parties, it also shows how he takes business as a pastime not a necessity. However the song Young and Beautiful, brings up how he wants Daisy to love him even when he doesn’t have the riches anymore, which is both a hope and a fear as he is unsure of how far she will allow their ‘affair’ to go. The song also brings up bringing her love to heaven with her, which can be said for Gatsby but does Daisy really want to go with him. He seems to bypasses her wants there as well as in the confessing of who Daisy really loves and we never see him ask her.
His actions have created more than meets the eye. He continues to argue that he has no feelings for the Williams girl yet Elizabeth stumps him with the statement, “There is a promise made in an bed.” (Act II.372) In the beginning of the conversation, Proctor moves to kiss Elizabeth yet she is described to only receive it. His actions show of his shame yet do not prove his character of a good man.
For instance, she says that “First my lord went out away… Then I went forth a friendless exile to seek service in my sorrow’s need” (6-10). Since she felt agony, she was seeking the attention by cheating (betraying) on her King with another man’s wooing. Although these characters express similar themes/emotions, they show it in different forms. As an example, the poem about the wife isn’t written in Anglo-Saxon, while the excerpt from Beowulf is.
In various Arthurian legends, such as Malory’s King Arthur and his Knight: Selected Tales, many characters find themselves involved in adulterous love affairs. Such sinful encounters with female characters hinder the completion of quests, especially for Lancelot. Bridges’s poem, “Lancelot’s Vigil,” provides insight on the consequences Lancelot faces due to infidelity. The view on Lancelot’s relationship with the female characters in each text changes from disapproval to sympathy, reflecting differing literary tastes. Although literature progresses, the main message behind the legend remains unchanged: the inability of people to confront and resolve their sins.
Malvolio’s delusional dream of Olivia falling in love with him is not a romantic one but a beneficial one. Malvolio sees Olivia as a vehicle to carry him towards power and privilege and thus move up the social ladder. He yearns to transcend and transgress through the boundaries that are in place. Malvolio, in turn, collides with the social limits, ‘from his transgression of sumptuary codes to class intermarriage’ (Selden, 1989, 168). Shakespeare is evidently elaborating what could happen if one tried to transgress in society.
The most overt disguise example of deception in the comedy involves Viola whose use of deception appears when she disguises herself as a man so as to obtain a job while stranded after a shipwreck in Illyria. Dressed like a man, Viola seeks a job from Orsino who is the Duke of Illyria as Eunuch: ‘ 'Thou shall present me as an eunuch to him ' (1.3, ). In her deception still, Viola through disguise deceives Lady Olivia to fall in love deeply with Cesario. Although Olivia tries to disguise her feelings, the revelation of the repressed passion … 'I wish you were as I would have you be ' (3.1).
Sonnet 130: My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun (1609) by William Shakespeare is nothing like the average romantic poem. Instead of boasting about his mistress’s beauty and making unrealistic comparisons he Comically appreciates her natural beauty and appearance, without the use of flattering clichés. Some Argue that Shakespeare might have been misogynistic and insulting to women by body shaming is mistress. Is it thus apparent that people may have different interpretations and understanding of sonnets or poems regardless of the environment or period of the reading? Though I believe that this is truly a love poem, in this analysis both interpretations will be represented.
Yet Romeo and Juliet 's love is one that transcends the orthodox realms of society and goes against what is socially appropriate. Even Friar Lawrence makes this distinction when he speaks of the difference between loving and doting. This is the difference between Romeo 's feelings for Rosaline and for Juliet. His love for Rosaline being trivial and juvenile while his feelings for Juliet are more intense and even at times imply a vague sense of religious idolatry. Juliet too, shares similar feelings which is displayed in her soliloquy, thinking of Romeo: “My only love sprung from my only hate!”
Kailie Coles Mrs. Hendricks CLR 12-3 23 January, 2016 If someone offered you a glimpse into your future, would you accept it? An ambitious warrior made that mistake and it tore a kingdom apart. The tragic play, Macbeth, was written by William Shakespeare and tells the story of a power driven and ruthless Thane and then King.