I have selected the character of Puck (also called as Robin Goodfellow) from the Shakespeare’s MSND. This is one of the most important characters of this play. He is the mischievous spirit who works for the Oberon (The king). Puck is the nearest thing the play has to a protagonist. His mischievous spirit overruns the atmosphere, and his activities are in charge of a significant number of the complexities that build up the fundamental plots riotously.
No one person in Athens is as ignorant as he, and his stupidity is something out of legend. His role serves to amplify the comedic effect of every scene that he is in, he draws a sharp contrast between himself and the nobles, and makes the infatuation of the Fairy Queen the spectacle that it is. In spite of all this, he is a kind of champion for the lower class. His ridiculous suggestions help the mechanicals put on their play, and for a short while he is able to live a lifestyle befitting a Fairy King. By rewarding Bottom with an exciting adventure, it might be suggested that Shakespeare is cheering on the good-natured ass in all of
In Act 2, Oberon puts a love potion on Titania as a trick to make her fall in love with a beast. “I will place the pollen from the flowers loin Titania's eyelids so that the next thing she sees- be it lion, bear, wolf, or bull- she will fall madly in love with, and I will get that boy.”(5) Oberon controls Titaina with a love potion to make her fall in love with a hideous beast because he is angry that she won't give him the little boy. In anger he is controlling his wife to get what he wants. In the same Act, Oberon tells his fairy servant Puck… “All I want is that little human boy she keeps.” Oberon wants the little boy to make him into his own henchman, but Titania will not let him have the boy because she feels responsible for the child when his mom
Twelfth Night gives an interesting idea of disguise when it comes to gender. It also shows the slight presence of homoerotism in the play, Olivia with flirting with Viola while she is in her male disguise, confusion between Viola disguised as Cesario and her brother Sebastian, as well as chemistry between Orsino and Cesario ( Viola in disguise ) even before she was revealed to be a woman. In the play “As You Like It” there is mention of a young woman Rosalind cross dressing as a beautiful boy Ganymede and there is some sexual tension between him/her and Rosalind's lover Orlando even when Rosalind is cross dressing as a man, which is an interesting spin on Shakespearian plots. A very famous mention of disguise in Shakespeare's work is in “Romeo and Juliet”, in which Romeo uses a mask to sneak in a party to be unseen by the Capulet family members, it is then that he meets Juliet and falls in love with
Ultimately, I argue that while Olivia uses her higher social status in order to maintain control of herself and others, Viola resorts to trickery in order to bring about her desires. Thus, there are ways that Viola and Olivia both reserve information about themselves while also remaining authentic to an extent. Aside from mere personality, though, Olivia as well as Viola can be distinguished from other characters in Twelfth Night not just by their genders, but also by their attempts at isolating themselves from society. Olivia, according to Valentine, vows “till seven years’ heat,/ Shall not behold her face at ample view” (1.1.25-26). This is due to her brother’s death.
Deception and suspicion are powerful tools that can use trust and mistrust as weapons. Many think that the most powerful weapon is trust and honesty in a relationship but unfortunately suspense and deception over power it in most cases. This can be seen in the play Othello by William Shakespeare, when Othello gets tricked by Iago into thinking his wife is cheating on him and many more cases. In the article How Iago Explains the World, by Lee Siegel it highlights the fact that Iago’s deception and lies work out for him and that he in fact sees the world the right way. Deception overrules honesty in many occasions especially in Shakespeare’s tragedies.
To begin with, the title of Shakespeare’s comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream “, immediately catches the attention of the reader, creating a absentminded, magical and fantastical atmosphere. Seeking to implement a mystical, dreamy ambiance in the play, the writer illustrates the fairies in the forest as time looses track, and nothing is unfeasible. Furthermore, as a master of characters, Shakespeare portrays the complicated relationships between the young Athenians, and depicts a love dilemma filled with desire, envy, passion and vengeance. The prominent dramaturgic explores the complex matter of romance and love, and implies that love can act as an obstruction, that can drive one crazy. Moreover, the play favors the freedom of preference, implying
A Midsummer Night Dream In ‘A Midsummer Night Dream’ by William Shakespeare , Shakespeare uses five major themes .Love is the dominant theme,which is predominant in most shakespearean plays . Shakespeare asserts marriage as the self-realization of romantic love . Appearance and Reality play a key role in the play in the fact that the idea that things are not as they appear to be at the heart of A Midsummers Night Dream and in the title itself. Order and Disorder come into effect when the natural order is broken and once more restored ,The row between the fairy queen and king resulted in the seasons being disrupted it takes reconciliation between the two men to restore the natural order of things . William shakespeare was an english poet
William Shakespeare writes Twelfth Night a play known for its numerous humorous parts, satire, love, uncertainty and foolishness lurk the pages, creating a comedic value. The sub plot present in this piece opposes the traits listed above. Malvolio, the character that makes up Shakespeare’s sub plot, is known for his pompous personality. A series of events in Malvolio’s life, relating to women’s and acquaintances, lead those around him to plan a number of tricks to fool him. The debate surrounding Malvolio’s role in the comedy, has been up for debate for quite some time.
Frederic, on the other hand, isn’t ready to commit and thinks that Catherine is crazy, but he’s attracted to her and will say anything he can to sleep with her. Frederic is naive and initially doesn’t want to fall in love as he admits, “I knew I did not love Catherine Barkley nor had any idea of loving her. This was like a game of bridge, in which you said things instead of playing cards” (26). Frederic is willing to say whatever it takes because he doesn’t expect things to work out. He’s so used to sleeping around with other women and saying things that he doesn’t really mean that he thinks he can do the same with Catherine.