An example of this is seen at the beginning of the play, when Margaret, Hero, and Ursula plan to gossip about Benedick, and Hero directs Margaret to fool Beatrice, “Whisper her ear and tell her I and Ursula/ Walk in the orchard…”(III.I.65-70), instead of doing it herself. This scene shows how Hero hides behind others and is not able to independently carry out her plans. Shakespeare develops Hero’s character by showing what she does not say or do, which effectively
He married his sister in law and had to sin much more in order to cover his tracks(Act 1, Scene 5, line 44). The new king was even too lazy to cover his own lies and protect himself, which causes much heartbreak in the end. The king kills his new wife because he was too lazy to kill young Hamlet himself(Act 5, scene 2, line 316). The king tried to get Laertes to kill Hamlet to protect himself. As a backup plan, he mixes a poison in hopes that Hamlet would drink it.
In modern terms, this quote means, “Good is bad and bad is good.” Not to give spoilers, but this quote is very important for the rest of the play. It’s foreshadowing that a character who appears quite good, may not be so good in the end. Quickly, the scene changes to Macbeth, the main character, who previously had great victories in major battles. His title is Macbeth, Thane of Glamis. Late one day Macbeth and Banquo, the other thane, met with three witches who said, “Macbeth is the thane of the Cawdor, Macbeth will be the King of Scotland, and Banquo’s children will be kings” (Act 1 Scene 3 Lines 50-70).
The foil characters Don Pedro and Don John suggest that the things that motivate people to lie are because sometimes people think that lying is the only way to fix problems or make problems. In Don John 's case, when Don Pedro is trying to help Claudio to marry Hero. “I heard him swear his affection” Don John (II,I,17). Don John tells this to Claudio as Don Pedro is telling Hero that Claudio would like to marry her. Don John pretends that it’s not him and tells him that Don Pedro
In his play “Othello,” Shakespeare is very compassionate towards the women of his era. He treats Desdemona with special sympathy. She is the victim of two crossed male aspirations — the devilry of villain Iago and the jealousy of her husband. The main cause of Desdemona’s tragedy is the total absence of women’s personal liberty. The lack of self-development without restrictions of society and family constricts the mind.
Shakespeare tactically presents this idea in depth through Lady Macbeth. He presents an overview of her fiend like character in the beginning, which is the reason the audience believe she is one but the matter of fact is that she is not. As the play progresses, Lady Macbeth does change in the perspectives of the audience as her inner self is more seen. Through the play Shakespeare forces the audience to think about how appearances can be
As his mind is clouded by ambition, Thyestes does not think of his brother’s feelings and the repercussions of his crimes. His desire for rule has caused Thyestes to manipulate Atreus’ wife into helping him take down his brother. ‘My wife has he debauched, my kingdom stolen’ (1917, 222). As a result, Atreus turns evil to gain revenge and justice for his brother’s actions. The ‘evil in the ruler’ comes out of Atreus when he gains revenge by brutally murdering his brother’s two sons, cutting them up and serving them to Thyestes in an act of cannibalism and a form of sacrifice.
He tries to stop the fight but Tybalt kills Mercutio.Later Benvolio tells the prince that “Tybalt hit the life / Of stout Mercutio, and then Tybalt fled.” (Shakespeare lll.l.177-178). This dastardly act enrages Romeo and when Tybalt comes back, Romeo tells him, “Either thou or I, or both, must go with him” (Shakespeare lll.l.134). Romeo has decided to get revenge due to his emotional response to avenge his best friends life.
By the end of act 1, we know that Polonius wants Ophelia to protect her “honor” (or what was considered honor way back when) by rejecting Hamlet’s advances. In trying to occupy the role of the hero, Hamlet freaks and scares Ophelia by acting super awkward. Ophelia tells her dad, who thinks she must have done something to make Hamlet act really creepy. Ophelia says she “did repel his letters and denied his access [to her]” (2.1.110-111). Honor can meet lots of things, but in act two of Hamlet it’s mainly about Ophelia’s
Even after the host of Old Hamlet tells young Hamlet that the cause of his death was because of his uncle, Hamlet’s uncertainty kicks in and makes him doubt his own father. Because of his mind’s inconstancy he decides to put a play together that resemble his father’s murder where he hopes that his uncle will confess his sins because according to Hamlet, “that guilty creatures sitting at a play / Have, by the very cunning of the scene, / Been struck so to the soul that presently / They have proclaimed their malefactions. / For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak /
Realism is a literary technique practiced by many schools which denote a particular kind of subject matter, especially the representation of middle-class life. Realism, as its name suggests, is about portraying real life. In Shakespeare’s play Othello, realism is depicted through the flaws and doubts of the protagonist Othello. Shakespeare impacts the modern day audience, as the portrayal of what it meant to be human in the Elizabethan age which is still relevant today. In Marie de France’s romance “Lanval” is the story of an outcast and through its plot, Marie explores the theme of the great love that cannot exist in conjunction with the real world.