From this it describes that women aren’t always true to their lovers. The relationship between Catullus and Lesbia began as a two way love but suddenly turns into a give and take relationship. Even though Catullus truly loves her Lesbia doesn’t return those feeling of love to him. In one of the poems even though Catullus give her love and other thing she only speaks ill of him. Rufus must have been a trading partner with Catullus since he speaks that Rufus has stolen his goods.
Introduction Lesbia is the subject of Catullus’s most passionate and seemingly sincere poems. The relationship between Catullus and Lesbia is tumultuous to say the least. His poems about Lesbia and their relationship display a wide range of emotions which change from a relationship of tenderness and love, to one of uncertainty, to one of sorrow and disappointment. They rapidly fall in and out of love with another. Their affections for one another are fickle and constantly changing.
Love is complex in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare by making various characters dramatically illogical, significantly overjoyed, or incredibly angry. Love’s influence on Romeo and Juliet make them noticeably illogical. Romeo, near the beginning of the story, had a strong affection for a woman named Rosaline. When Romeo is acting unusually depressed, his cousin Benvolio questions what is bothering him. Romeo explains that his love, Rosaline, does not love him back, and continues to describe the reasoning behind his sadness: “Tut, I have lost myself.
Mercutio states, “I must conjure him. I conjure thee by Rosaline's bright eyes, by her high forehead and her scarlet lip, by her fine foot, straight leg, and quivering thigh, And the demesnes that there adjacent lie, That in thy likeness thou appear to us!” (2.1. 19-24) Mercutio in context is saying this monologue in an almost rude and insulting tone of voice. This suggests to the audience that Mercutio perhaps views women as commodities. When Mercutio’s buddy Romeo is getting over the fact that Rosaline will not love him back; Mercutio says, “If love be rough with you, be rough with love” (1.
When confronted by the emperor of Rome himself, Tiberius, Marcellus is offered a choice to either reject his newfound belief in Christ and continue his life happily, or cling to truth he found and bear the wrath to come. Marcellus solemnly made it known that he would not denounce Jesus and so bore the insults thrown at him by the emperor, silently walking away humiliated. At the end of the story, Marcellus humbly made the ultimate sacrifice for Christ and piously faced his own execution, echoing the glorious example of Jesus whom Marcellus himself executed. Marcellus Gallio was a deep character who displayed the traits of his pride, his desire for truth, and his Christian humility clearly over the course of the adventure. The tribune's pride stood as an obstacle to his spiritual growth.
He is exceptionally passionate about his beloved Rome, trumping his love for Caesar. As another example of his allegiance, Brutus says, “Brutus had rather be a villager/ Than to repute himself a son of Rome/ Under these hard conditions as this time.” (1.2.181-183) In essence, this quote implies that the depths of Brutus’ loyalty for Rome is fathomless enough to make him utterly selfless and give up his power for the sake of Rome. His righteous philosophy has strengthened his loyalty to his country, developing his selflessness. Unfortunately, Cassius uses Brutus’ altruistic characteristic and devout loyalty against him by sending fake letters with concerns regarding the crowning of Caesar for Brutus to read and be persuaded to join the conspirators. Cassius’ manipulation of Brutus serves as an example of how Shakespeare
Shakespeare gives Mercutio a childlike characterization, making him appear like he is stubborn and does not care if he gets in trouble or not. Although, the consequences might be death, since they were threatened by Prince in the previous scene if they started another brawl. Shakespeare characterizes Mercutio as very childlike and violent through the use of tone and conflict, in Act 3 Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare makes Mercutio seem like free spirited person, not knowing what to expect out of him next. With this in mind, the way Mercutio expresses himself tells it all.
In reality it was his greatest virtue that brought an end of him, fitting the persona of a tragic hero perfectly. In the world of Julius Caesar, self ambition and envy seemed to dominate all other motivations, except when it came to Brutus. He
When Cassius and Brutus were talking, Cassius tells Brutus, “I had as lief… as he” (35). Here Cassius is trying to show Brutus that Caesar is just like him and Caesar shouldn’t be king. Brutus thinks about this and they fear about Caesar being king. Just by the words of Cassius, Brutus can be manipulated so easily, making him pretty gullible. Another thing Cassius told Brutus says, “The torrent soar’d… I sink!” (36).