Let’s start at once” (Huxley 141). Huxley manipulates this significant encounter to establish John’s peculiar nature and foreshadow his incompatibility with society, as seen by his incoherence to Bernard. John’s Shakespearean values shine later in the novel when Lenina desires him, but John resists, dutifully quoting, ‘If thou dost break her virgin knot before all sanctimonious ceremonies may with full and holy rite…” (Huxley 195). In Huxley’s dystopia, Shakespeare’s concepts of marriage, commitment, and restraint are obsolete, so Lenina is left frustrated and confused: “For Ford’s sake, John,” she demands, “talk sense. I can’t understand a word you say” (Huxley 195).
One primary example which proves the insanity behind Hamlet’s loss of love for Ophelia is when he berates her for being a pawn of her father. During his encounter with Ophelia, Hamlet states that, “If thou dost marry, I’ll give thee this plague for thy dowry. Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny. Get thee to a nunnery, go. Farewell” (x).
Lear contemplates the miserable state of Edgar (disguised as Tom) whose poverty and nakedness reflect how gods are cruel and unjust to them. Again he asks heavens to be more just with them: "…O, I have ta 'en Too little care of this! Take physic, pomp, Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel, That thou mayst shake the superflux to them, And show the heavens more just." (III.vi.32-41). In fact, King Lear did not really think about the plight of homelessness.
Maturity gives a person understanding, understanding that allows for prosperity, and with prosperity, survival. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, two people, born as enemies, defy their statuses to be together in love. Immaturity killed the two lovers, as immaturity had affected their ability to make plans and decisions. Juliet's immaturity affected her ability to make good plans in a negative way, as she had been rash when dealing with problems that arose. This can be seen in Act 4 of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, where after Friar Lawrence presented his plan to allow Juliet to avoid her arranged marriage, Juliet says, "Give me, give me!
I would thou couldst” “all Neptune’s ocean cannot clean his hands”, this metaphor/hyperbole brings back his original character of honor where he is saying that no amount of Neptune’s water can clear his guilt or wash away the blood on his hands or the mistake he has made. “A foolish thought, to say a sorry sight”, once again it is noticed that Lady Macbeth takes charge and judges him on his weakness in doing the deed and is again pressuring him to lose sight of what his respectful beliefs are showing her continuous lack of
Shakespeare Macbeth (1606), tells the catastrophic story of Macbeth’s bloody rise to power and then tragic downfall. (Harcour, 2016) Shakespeare, conveys a theme that integrity can be overpowered and destroyed by ambition. The theme is demonstrated throughout the play by the clever use of literary devices and language features. Shakespeare focuses on how Macbeth’s integrity is damaged and diminished due to his ambitions. At the first stage, a Captain describes Macbeth as a loyal subject dedicated to serve King Duncan.
Antigone and Oedipus are described by the Choragus as “both headstrong, deaf to reason,” comparing Antigone and Oedipus who are both full of conceit (Sophocles 16). Oedipus’ hubris leads him to gouge his eyes out and lose everything close to him and, throughout the tragedy, Antigone and Oedipus are compared by the chorus, conveying their eventual downfall and corresponding pride. In addition to Oedipus and Antigone, the Choragus also conveys Creon’s hubris, stating “what he says is sensible,” urging Creon to listen to Haimon (Sophocles 26). Creon, full of pride, refuses to listen to Haimon’s reasoning and challenges the chorus, exclaiming, “And the City proposes to teach me how to rule” (Sophocles 27). As shown through the chorus, Creon, Oedipus, and Antigone all have innate pride that is revealed through their destructive actions, leading to their
Hamlet, then characterizes the world as “weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable.” (1; 5) Claiming that suicidal is the only alternative way out of a painful world but it is however forbidden by his religion. In a quote from the text, “O God! a beast that wants discourse of reason, Would have mourn’d longer,—married with mine uncle, My father’s brother; but no more like my father”, (1; 21-24) Hamlet describes his intense disgust at Gertrude’s decision of marrying Claudius, her vastly inferior former brother-in-law. As matter of fact, this is specifically
In Act 5 Scene 1, of Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare writes Leonato as if he acts out fake emotions to legitimize Hero’s death in an attempt to make Claudio show any sign of guilt over having disgraced Hero. In the beginning of this scene, Leonato bemoans to Antonio while they walk together: “I pray thee, cease thy counsel, / Which falls into mine ears as profitless / As water in a sieve. Give not me counsel, / Nor let no comforter delight mine ear” (5.81.3-7). The statement, “cease thy counsel”, denotes a form of reverse psychology that enforces Antonio to think that Leonato hurts emotionally and needs comfort. Leonato primes Antonio for the conversation that he and Leonato will have with Claudio, but Leonato goes overboard with his pitiful sentiment
Sentences like “My son, it is clear that you don’t know what you are doing” (Sophocles 55) salutes to the ignorance of the supposedly “wise” king. Using words like “son”, Sophocles gives an sign that even the messenger It illustrates the flaws that exist in Oedipus, amplifies it by comparing him to other who are supposedly