He shows how vulnerable people are and how much they rely on love to achieve fulfillment. Since love is an emotion and these are hard to control, humans are almost helpless when it comes to it. In the quest for love we become mad like Malvolio, hopeless like Orsino, helpless like Viola and depressed like Olivia. All of these feeling are suitable for a tragedy. However, Shakespeare chooses very often to use them for his comedies.
Which kinds of love are most fulfilling? A smart man once said that “ Real love you feel it, you see it, you show it! Fake love is just words...”(~unknown) thus stating that real love is stating the truth while fake love is full of lies. This quote can be connected to The Great Gatsby due to it being full of counterfeit emotions, and can be attached to Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare by the excess amount of true love. The two are different due to one being a comedy while the other is full of tragedy, but both of the stories centers around love making it the main theme in both of these tales.
This creates an emphasis on Romeo’s utter affixation with love. Mercutio’s playfulness and ability to make a serious subject humorous and reasonable bring out the deep, dark, and depressing side of Romeo, who is completely the opposite when it comes to love. Romeo does not see love as a joke and we see him fall into a depression, Mercutio only makes this sadness more apparent as he talks so jokingly of love. Shakespeare uses Mercutio to lighten Romeo’s depression and make it more
The audience knows that the love story of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet is destined to fail, and are continuously aware of it throughout the course of the play: creating dramatic tension. As the audience’s hopes build up, so does the tension, created marvelously by Shakespeare, and the two different adaptations that chose to reconvey the famous ‘Balcony Scene’. Both adaptations are able to showcase the seemingly uninhibited and boundless love Romeo and Juliet have for each other, through the use of strategies such as dialogue, character, atmosphere, and setting. Romeo and Juliet is perhaps the most tragic love story of all time, and it will continue to be so due to the intense scenes and even more intense love, that makes the Shakespeare classic one that will forever keep audiences on the edge of their
Within the play, Shakespeare uses many different forms of love, as love is seen as the dominant theme that runs throughout it. There are many different forms of love presented in the play but the most obvious of those being romantic love as seen between Romeo and Juliet, where both are willing to do anything for each other. This type of love is also seen between Romeo and Rosaline but the major difference between Romeo’s love for Rosaline and his love for Juliet is the fact that it is “for doting not for loving”. This unrequited, almost non-existent love plays a major role in the novel. Even though the idea of the romantic love could be seen as the most pertinent kind of love, Shakespeare threads many other kinds of love throughout the novel,
Being alike in many ways, the two main female characters also make a distinction. Engaging in the gauzy mystery of romance, Shakespeare points out that, when it comes to Hermia and Helena’s concept of love, the two female characters fit perfectly in the gender stereotypes by aggressively and passionately pursuing love. In contrast, Shakespeare states that the madness of Demetrius and Lysander can somehow be explained as they are believed to be deeply enchanted. The reader expects that the lovers would form two couples; however, nonparallel situations occur since both men love Hermia. In addition, the dramaturgic suggests that once Demetrius and Helena were lovers, they could be together again.
Here Johnson emphasis the necessity of poetic justice at the ending. The deficiency of justice and need for a better ending is felt from this perspective to such an extent that the critic questions that how justice could diminish or effect the impact of the play. He states that every rational person likes justice to be done; hence it seems out of question that justice could affect the quality of the play. On the other hand, discussing the same tragic ending of the play “king Lear” the critic fully acknowledges its powerful impact on his mind. He was so shocked by the death of Cordelia in the last scene that he is not sure about being able to read the last scene of the play again.
Many people regard it as being one of the most controversial poems. They have their reasons, and I respect their opinions. However, essentially it is an extended metaphor in which love and relationships are compared throughout to an onion. Yes, it may seem strange, but at least it is unlike typical Valentine’s Day poems. This one reflects a more realistic outlook of love and their relationships.
Romeo then states, "With love's light wings did I o'erperch these walls./ For stony limits cannot hold love out,/And what love can do that dares love attempt;/Therefore thy kinsmen are no let to me." Juliet tries to warn Romeo about the danger of seeing her but Romeo is so love-stricken that he uses comedic language such as, "With love's light wings did I o'erperch these walls." By this Romeo is using
Firstly, Shakespeare presents Benedick’s attitude to love as being scornful towards it and to his friends who are in love, but his decision changes when he falls in love and finds it an enjoyable emotion. Moreover, Benedick’s view of marriage is portrayed by Shakespeare to be a trap and a punishment, however, Benedick soon changes his mind and becomes desperate to prove