Homer’s Odyssey sends a powerful message detailing the power a married man or women can have. Homer writes, "There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends." (Murray, Homer, Odyssey 6.175-185). In Amours, Ovid describes love as a forum for his poems, displaying the importance of affection. In Book I of the Elegy, Ovid is writing about touches on warmth, “Love come late will not fill your song” (Kline, Ovid, Amores 1.7:1-26).
William Shakespeare included metaphors in his play Romeo And Juliet to explain the relationship between Romeo and Juliet while enhancing the reader's experience. When Romeo comes to the Capulet ball he immediately notices Juliet and her beauty. When Romeo first sees Juliet he already lets her know his love for her, “If I profane with my unworthiest hand this holy shrine, the gentle sin is this: My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand to smooth that rough touch with my tender kiss” (1.5.104-107). Romeo compares himself to Pilgrims and the way Pilgrims worship a holy shrine, saying how much he worships Juliet. This lets the audience know how to should appreciate any lover but not go to the extent of worshipping them.
Aphrodite offers him something he couldn’t resist, the love of Helen of Troy, the most beautiful mortal woman in the world. He chooses Aphrodite 's offer and prizes her with the apple of discord. Helen, was already married to the king of Sparta, so when Paris abducted her, they caused the famous Trojan
Telemachus gives a speech to the suitors scolding them for wrecking Odysseus’ wealth. This causes Telemachus to lose faith in his aptitude to accomplish Athena’s plan. “Look how my countrymen-the suitors most of all, pernicious bullies-foil each move I make…” (Fagles 102). Athena is able to persuade Telemachus through her encouraging and sympathetic words. “Telemachus, you’ll lack neither courage nor sense from this day on.” (Fagles 102).
Leda’s attack is unable to be easily seen due to the poems godly description of the attacker. As commonly seen in our society Leda” rape is over looked because, the writer is forced to focus on Zeus and his over glorified
In “Romeo and Juliet” most of the characters describe themselves in some way using indirect characterization. Shakespeare creates indirect characterization when he uses oxymorons, paradoxes, and juxtaposition to describe Romeo and Juliet’s complex “star-crossed” love. Through terms of contrast, Shakespeare characterizes Juliet as a loving, sweet, and passionate girl. Juliet is waiting for her wedding night and says, “... And learn me how to lose a winning match” (3.2.12). The juxtaposition talks about how Juliet is nervous, but excited about losing her virginity to Romeo the love of her life.
Through their intellectual errors and their furor, both Dido and Camilla die. However, these timeless feminine characters will not be forgotten. Virgil's primary reason for using both of the woman in his story of Rome's founding is to show what a great leader should and should not do. Virgil is tipping his hat to Augustus, the "First Citizen" that unites Rome and provides peace after many years of hardship and furor. Dido is the Queen of Carthage, a city she founds after the death of her husband.
Browning: There Shakespeare, on whose forehead climb The crowns o’ the world; oh, eyes sublime With tears and laughter for all time! In the theatre part demonstrated by the Mechanicals in the play, the features of the dramatic burlesque can easily be seen. R.J.E. Tiddy exemplifies this point like; “whenever Shakespeare mentions or reproduces a popular dramatic performance, he does so for purposes of humour and burlesque.” (The Mummer’s Play, 1923, p. 126). The part which tells the story of the four lovers shows the samples of bovarysme but the last part of the play, as mentioned above, there is a stage play about two lovers named as Pyramus and Thisbe rather shows the features of the burlesque.
To try to prove his masculinity to Katherina, he berates and abuses his servants as to make him look manly. He wants to bend Katharina to his will and is willing to be cruel to her, to prove he is able to tame his wife and be virile. This, in turn, causes Curtis to state “By this reckoning he is more shrew than she” (act four, scene one), but Curtis has known Petruchio before this event and has not seen this shrewish side to him before. This suggests Petruchio is only putting on an act and is only presenting himself like that to Katherina, and his true nature is not so shrewish. Petruchio is also described as a shrew on his wedding
When viewing King Lear, feelings of hopelessness are evoked. Attempting to understand this, audiences may reduce the play to plot development and dialogue. They see that after invocation to the gods for help, tragedy follows immediately. The sharp transitions make readers feel hopeless about the situation, that even gods are unwilling to help . In adaptations of King Lear, actors use integration to express their interpretations of the characters to the audience.