Loyalty, A Double-Edged Sword What is loyalty? Loyalty is often telling a person whatever they want to hear, and sometimes loyalty can kill. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence tries to stop the feud between Montagues and Capulets by using their only children. After he tries to help he continues his loyalty to Romeo and Juliet. He tries to help them run away together.
He also leaves Juliet alone in the tomb after she awakens to find her beloved Romeo dead. Friar Lawrence is a moral man, but his hubris leads to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo considers the Friar someone he can confide in, and he tells the Friar of his newfound love for Juliet. The Friar’s excessive pride allows him to agree to wed Romeo and Juliet, hoping he can bring the Montagues and Capulets together, though these families hatred spans generations.
The most commonly expressed theme in/of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare that has been seen throughout the acts is love. The play/novel expresses different types of love from friendships to romances. The first sign of love expressed was brotherly love/friendship. A pair of characters that express this love are romeo and mercutio.
“Young Goodman Brown” In the short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, “Faith” is the name of Young Goodman Brown’s wife and is also a metaphor for his inner faith in God. When Brown chooses an evening of sin and deceit, before being completely honest and devoted to his wife, Faith, he embarks on a journey that will change his life forever. Down a dark and crooked path, Brown comes face to face with the devil himself. Satan gives Young Goodman Brown a stark glimpse into the very evil of this world and the evil within man.
Romeo and Juliet: Friar Laurence is to Blame In Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence plays a major role in the deaths of the pair. The Friar is a member of the Order of St. Francis, a group of wise and generous priests, Romeo and Juliet trusted Friar Laurence and his insight, turning to him for advice, and solutions. However, Friar Laurence’s rash decision in marrying Romeo and Juliet, his reckless plan for rescuing Juliet from an arranged marriage with Paris, and his fear of committing sin all added to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. He was there throughout Romeo’s and Juliet 's lives; he married them, came up with a plan to keep them together, and was a friend throughout their tragedies. Friar Laurence, through his lack of good
During Shakespeare’s time, it was a popularly believed in society that Ghost were perceived as demons according to Protestants during the elizabethan era in England. However, Shakespeare would have been a private catholic, which entitles him to view Ghost as a lost soul entrapped in Purgatory. Thus the idea that Hamlet chooses to follow the Ghost despite the protest of Horatio can allude to the fact that Hamlet, perhaps viewed the Ghost in a catholic perception since he decides to not only follow the Ghost away from the safety of Horatio, but also to listen and take to heart all of the information he gives to Hamlet regarding his fathers death. When the Ghost discloses this information Hamlet reacts and a very impulsive and enraged way.
From the beginning of Canto 1 “Inferno”, Dante illustrates his fears by relating it to his perception of good and evil as he has learned from his catholic background. In line 3-6, quote “for I had wondered off from the straight path. How hard it is to tell what it was like…... (the thought of it brings back all my old fears).” (ALIGHIERI) (CANTO 1Ln.3-6) From this quote, the writer instantly introduces his Christian’s believes.
By examining the childhood scene, us as viewers can begin to fathom how context affected Kane’s insanity. Mr Welles uses deep focus and the framing of the window as Kane’s father physically shuts Kane out to be ‘seen but not heard’ to allude to can emotional separation between the characters. Through a postmodern view of Kane wee see that he is a victim of heavy childhood trauma, do you all agree? As you can all hear Orson Welles uses specific positive musical motif to enhance the happiness in Kane’s life, Rosebud. The simulacrum of Rosebud, allows Kane to remind himself when he felt loved by his family and was happy without and material wealth.
The Glass Jar can be viewed through a Christian reading through the poem’s exploration about the eternal struggle between good and evil. The poem’s opening of “one summer’s evening” sets the poem’s narrative style while alluding to a fairy tale; indicative of the child’s innocence. The first two stanza’s single sentences are another indication of the child’s faith and confidence; as is his simple faith in the power of the glass jar. Harwood uses metaphysical imagery and religious connotations to create a power struggle in the poem between good and evil forces. The jar becomes a symbol of hope as the boy attempts to catch the “sun’s disciples” to protect him through the night.
The Jewish Star and the Dirty Needle There are many ways to compare the literary works, GO ASK ALICE by anonymous and NIGHT by Elie Wiesel. Both works have similar aspects to them. Both main characters have a relationship with their parents, the main characters are in the works with having a relationship with God and finally, both of the protagonists have recurring images of death and dying. In GO ASK ALICE and NIGHT, the main characters have to deal with similar aspects.
“His plays deal first and foremost with the human personality, passions, and problems” (Guisepi). For example, the passion and common emotions that Romeo and Juliet share largely fuels the plot in Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. Their love and desire to be with one another ultimately becomes their fatal flaws. While the historical aspect of Catholicism held no prominence in his literature, Shakespeare did follow the pattern of portraying Christian virtues in his work. Throughout the time of the Northern Renaissance, “Christian Humanists thought that the best elements of classical and Christian cultures should be combined…
In the film Signs directed by M. Night Shyamalan, challenges the main character Graham, of his faith towards god. Graham changes his faith in god when he loses his wife but throughout the film, God puts a test on Graham to rethink his whole perspective of his faith. The events leading into the possibility of losing another loved one reshapes Graham’s creed. In the beginning of the film, a happy family picture frame is presented.
Romeo and Juliet/Midsummer Genre Comparison Essay Many people in this day in age have there own opinions on what is good and what is bad. However when it comes to Shakespeare's writing he has a play for everyone. Everyone knows of the tragic play Romeo and Juliet that he wrote, fewer know of the comedic play A Midsummer Nights Dream. These two plays have a similar plot line but two different takes of the genre.
Love is demonstrated in many books. Although many people believe that there is only one type of love, there are various types of love. One book that shows multiple types of love is "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare. Each type of love displayed in the story story are presented differently. The three main types of love shown in "A Midsummer Night's Dream are friendship love, romantic love, and forced love.