Emilia knows that Othello believes that Desdemona has cheated on him with Cassio, but the interesting factor is that Emilia knows that is not true as she arguably knows Desdemona the most out of all the characters. Desdemona's isolation prior to her death is “ attributable to the onlookers' nonintervention” (Vanita 343). Emilia was aware of the abuse that Othello put upon Desdemona even though she knew the accusations against her were false “For if she be not honest, chaste and true,/ There’s no man happy; the purest of their wives/ Is foul slander” (Shakespeare 4.2.18-20) but still leaves Desdemona in isolation with Othello, even though she was aware of what he believed. When Othello confronts Desdemona with the claims of cheating Othello commands Emilia to “Leave Procreants alone and shut the door;/ Cough or cry “hem”
Do people often get accused of doing the right thing? Or is it always being accused of the wrong? In the play Othello by Shakespeare Desdemona is being accused of cheating on her newly wedded husband Othello. When she has been nothing but loyal to him, even loyal to him over her own father.Iago feed’s Othello these lies at times of vulnerability, and drops all these hints slowly. Making a puzzle in Othello’s mind,and convinces him everything Iago says is true.
The scarlet letter ‘A’ did not stand for “adultery” anymore. It stood for “able.” “The letter was the symbol of her calling. Such helpfulness was found in her, —so much power to do, and power to sympathize, —that many people refused to interpret the scarlet A by its original signification. They said that it meant Able; so strong was Hester Prynne, with a woman's strength.” (Ch. 13, pg 107) She had gained respect for having raised her child as a well behaved young girl, and having provided for the both of them with an honest living as a seamstress, all the while being cut off from the rest of society.
shakespeare shows how macbeth and lady macbeth's characters pivot round the two-fold structure: lady macbeth exults in evil till the middle point of the play, and her husband is fearful of the damnable consequences. After the cold-hearted assassination of banquo these positions are reversed. the two-fold structure should not surprise us when we reflect upon the essential nature of this play: it is about good versus evil, and foul being fair. these oppositions and contrasts run through the whole
Most of the time, when you try to keep a big secret, you have to tell lies. Juliet told lies to keep her love for Romeo a secret. Juliet tells a lie to Lady Capulet, “Indeed, I never shall be satisfied. With Romeo, till I behold him—dead—.” Juliet is telling Lady Capulet that she is grieving the death of Tybalt not the banishment of Romeo. Lady Capulet thinks that Juliet hates the Montagues as much as she does.
It is also shown with Tybalt who is very stubborn and reckless, leading to his end. Juliet also portrays tragic flaw, as she is very impetuous and impulsive when making decisions, leading to her demise. Therefore, an influential theme found in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is that a simple mistake caused by a tragic flaw can lead to tragedy. Romeo, the protagonist of Romeo and Juliet, faces death because of a simple flaw. Romeo is a Montague, enemy of Juliet’s family, the Capulets.
The Unfortunate Victims of Fate The teenage brain on love has proven to be a lethal addiction. In William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, two star crossed lovers suffer from the consequences of their families’ blood thirsty feud. After falling for each other at a gathering, Romeo and Juliet are attached and seem inseparable, as displayed by their impulsive and thoughtless behavior throughout the play. Despite their efforts to escape the wrath of their quarreling families, The Capulets and The Montagues, the dread between the two houses proves too strong, as both lovers’ lives come to an end. With the tool of language and irony, Shakespeare highlights a set amount of characters who contributed to making this play come to a tragic halt.
Romeo thinks that his blurred sense of reality due to romanticism has let Mercutio die to Tybalt. Romeo furiously states, “[His] very friend, hath got this mortal hurt / In [his] behalf. [His] reputation stained / With Tybalt’s slander…” (III.1.115-117). This shows how complicated Romeo is, from being dramatic about being romantic and then immediately becoming very serious and furious at Tybalt for the death of his friend Mercutio. The drama from Romeo and Juliet mainly comes from the complexity of all the different characters in the play.
Queen Gertrude is emphasizing how painful and hurtful it is to hear what Hamlet has to say. She is pained and tormented by Hamlet’s view on her marriage to her late husband’s brother. Oxymoron has also been used when Hamlet says. “I must be cruel, only to the kind”. This shows that he was kind to Polonius in killing him though it was a cruel act.
‘Oh, please let’s get out.’” and Jay is left feeling hurt and betrayed, when in fact all that should have mattered to Jay is that Daisy loves him now (142). Obsession is present in Ophelia and Hamlet’s in a different way than in Jay and Daisy’s. Hamlet’s obsession with revenge ultimately leads to the death of Ophelia. By allowing Ophelia to believe that Hamlet is insane and killing Ophelia’s father, Polonius, without thinking, Hamlet’s obsession with revenge causes not only the downfall of Ophelia and Hamlet’s relationship, but also causes the emotional downfall of Ophelia, which leads to her untimely death. The romantic relationships of Daisy and Tom in the novel and Claudius and Gertrude in the play exhibit the destructive effects of adultery.