This signifies that Friar Laurence means that the fate was a sign of bad luck, and it refers back to the prologue that Romeo and Juliet's love was fated to end badly from the beginning. It is presented like fate has been working throughout all of the play, sometimes in the knowledge of the characters, but other times it has been more hidden. Through this quote shakespeare implies that fate does not always have to be
This banishment is just the beginning of the dominoes laid on the board by Shakespeare; it becomes the physical barrier that separates Romeo and Juliet from each other. In the last act, this barrier then separates their minds as neither of them are on the same page, which is the cause of their
Instead of trying to undermine racism here, Shakespeare is encouraging it. Aaron is an incredibly evil character, with very little moral values, so much so that “if one good deed in all my life I did, I do repent it from my very soul”(Act V, Scene III, Lines 191-192). He is a powerful character, which is what allows him to be able to carry out such awful deeds. He makes love to Tamora while she is married to the Emperor, carries out any evil acts Tamora want him to do, and frames Quintus and Martius; all things he would not have been able to do as a someone with less power. This promotes the idea that other races should not be allowed to have so much power.
Throughout the play, Friar Lawrence tries to make decisions that will benefit others, however, his disingenuous methods end up causing torture and pain for those around him. Furthermore, he ends up causing trouble for himself when he admits that “I married them [Romeo and Juliet],” (Shakespeare 5.3.243). Although it made sense to him at the time, his refusal to admit to the orchestration of the marriage of the two lovers before it became too late put him at risk of dire punishment. When he heard word of Juliet and Paris’s wedding plans, his decision to say nothing puts him in greater trouble. That also causes him to attempt desperate measures and to get Juliet to fake her death.
Old Capulet said he will drag Juliet to the wedding if she denied that he would kick her out of his house without anything. “To blazes with her, the worthless creature!” (Shakespeare, III. V. 167-168)Capulet basically forced Juliet to drink the potion because she had to have a way to get out of the house or run away to get with Romeo. I still think that Friar Lawrence and Old Capulet still should be punished and Balthazar should be pardoned because all he was supposed to do was give a letter to Romeo’s parents.
Zeffirelli jumps right into the revenge for his father, more efficiently leading Hamlet to the idea of using the play as a method for revenge. In Shakespeare's original, Polonius reads the letter to Ophelia from Hamlet, saying “‘That’s an ill phrase, a vile phrase’” and expressing his hatred for the relationship between the two (2.2.112-113). Since he is so opposed to the exchange between the two, the readers can make the jump to say his son, and Ophelia’s brother, Laertes would feel the same. This establishes Laertes’ resentment for Hamlet and is very important later in the plot when Laertes and Hamlet have the fencing match. Without those feelings being evident, the audience may get
Then to see another similarity would be to look into the envy of power and tragedies within, Othello and Richard II. Iago thinks, Othello granted Cassio a lieutenant position he deserved and he feels both betray him with his wife. He sits out for revenge of all with his jealous envy and ultimately ends the play in multiple tragic deaths.
In the play Macbeth, I think he only has himself to blame for everything that happened in the play. He only had himself for everything that happened as his ambition took over him for example when lady Macbeth dies that was because he left the daggers and she had to collect them and she saw blood on her hands as she was hallucinating this trigger something in her and made her obsessed with guilt. If macbeth had also stayed away from the witches and not have listened to what they told him but he decided to go back to them.
Many people may not understand exactly why he wrote this play so tragically, but others believe that it was to inform people about the dangers of duplicity. The first occurrence of deceit was in act one, when King Duncan had to execute the Thane of Cawdor because of his treason. A second account was when Lady Macbeth deceived Macbeth into killing Duncan by using her ability to speak well. Lastly, Donalbain stated that many people around him seemed deceitful, and none were to be trusted. Even though Shakespeare meant to explicate, in immense detail, the disastrous affairs of deceit, many people still are unaware of how he did so, while continuing the play so
Instead he told him to follow Othello and watch him because he knows Othello will kill Desdemona that night. Othello is filled with so much jealousy that he can’t see reason. Iago has brainwashed him so much he is to the point of no return. Emilia has tried to tell Othello that Desdemona has been a faithful good wife to him and the moment she leaves, he starts talking trash because he can’t believe it. I find it funny that she was kinda trash talking the person who told Othello wrong about his wife because in fact it was her own husband.
Throughout Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello, the audience is aware of Iago’s questionable character. The Moor’s ancient deceives the other characters by spreading rumors and appearing to be trustworthy. Discuss the false reputation and honor that Iago uses to further himself. In Act II Scene III, Othello listens as Iago is beginning to explain who started the fight.
Iago's Deception Although one's lies and deceit may be justified of good reasons for themselves, it can cause catastrophe with others in the end. With each lie, comes a truth to it. As multiple layers of lies pile on each other, it misleads others into trouble. In Shakespeare's Othello, Shakespeare creates the character, Iago, to be an intricate and cunning person who's motives are fueled by revenge.
The understanding of someone’s nature allows the perpetrator to target their victim mentally by manipulation as well as their perspective during different situations. In the play “Othello by Shakespeare, Iago is able to manipulate others and use others perspective on situations to demolish others. Iago uses his manipulative skills and his understanding of others perspectives to destroy others as well as fulfill his evil intentions. Iago’s knowledge on human nature allows him to easily understand other’s perspectives and manipulate his victim Othello. Iago is able to destroy Othello’s trust with Desdemona due to his understanding Othello’s perception on situations regarding Desdemona and Cassio.
In the play Othello by William Shakespeare, jealousy is the downfall of many characters. Jealousy was used to fuel hatred, disgust, and motivation for betrayals. One of the biggest betrayals in the play was by Iago. With his cunning use of manipulation and rhetoric, Iago was able to fool and trick many of the people close to him. Although Iago was considered a trustworthy friend to Othello, Iago betrays Othello out of jealousy, proving how jealousy can corrupt.