Contrary to belief though, this quote was a way to set his “mousetrap” and force her to be in the background of his grand scheme. The audience must draw conclusions concerning their relationship because their love is not the main focus of the play and Hamlet acting insane is an inconvenience because it is hard to decipher what was sincere or madness. Shakespeare does not seem to have a high opinion of women, while writing Hamlet, considering how Hamlet holds deep bitterness toward his mother and Ophelia for not having a backbone and allowing themselves to be pawns in the game Claudius and he are playing. Saying this, Hamlet’s behavior towards Ophelia is crude, rough, and full of anger. Despite Hamlet’s harsh treatment towards Ophelia, he really did love her, but because she was not his main focus, the
Reality in Shakespeare's plays demonstrate the idea of how appearances rule the world. Hamlet acting as if he does not love Ophelia led to her death. In addition, Ophelia acts ed based upon her father’s wishes and what was considered acceptable and expected from a woman in her class in society. The motif also gives the audience a sense of power, because they know more than the characters do themselves. Appearances not only rule the world, but they could lead to mistakes that could never be fixed.
These statements both are saying that Shakespeare knows that he is breaking promises to possibly himself, his religion and others, by loving a married woman. Though he cannot put all the fault onto her, because his vows to love her were only there to exploit the love she was physically giving him. In connection to Shakespeare’s sonnet, Amy Winehouse’s You Know I’m No Good, she is singing about how she is the one in the committed relationship, yet cannot seem to stay loyal to her significant other. Winehouse may love him, but knows that she is not good for their relationship. In her chorus she sings, “I cheated myself / Like I knew I would / I told you I was trouble / You know that I 'm no good” (9-12).
The continual questioning reflects that of a grueling and in part contributes to Ophelia’s later madness. Kenneth Brannagh has said that his interpretation of “Hamlet” suggests that Hamlet is aware of either Polonius and Claudius and Hamlet’s continual repetition of “Get thee to a nunnery” emphasizes his beliefs in all women being morally corrupt. Possibly, Hamlet betrays Ophelia because he ultimately loves her. He is aware of men being “arrant knaves” and as such may be
Using the exploration of the theme of hatred, Shakespeare reveals Orsino 's conflicted emotions through symbolism. Throughout this point in the play, he is presented to feel a sense of betrayal because he is embarressed by Olivia 's lack of internest in him. Previously being characterised as self rightous and obsessed, this embarresment is magnified. A tone of frustration is crafted through Orsino 's pitiful complaint claiming his soul "breathed out" faithfull offerings Olivia did not accept. The use of personification here exaggerates Orsino 's devotion to Olivia which she apparently doesn 't appreciate.
One such relationship is that between Hamlet and Ophelia. When Hamlet sees Ophelia at the castle, she has come to return the love letters that he once gave her, but Hamlet denies he ever loved her, saying “You should not have believed me [that I loved you]; for virtue cannot so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it. I loved you not (3.1.118-120).” However, Hamlet did love Ophelia, and he did write her those letters, but he pretends not to love her as part of his act. Unaware of the role Hamlet is playing, Ophelia feels rejected and hurt. Eventually, Ophelia’s heartache, along with the death of her father, causes her to commit suicide.
Don John decides to meddle with Hero and Claudio’s blooming relationship, resulting in a disaster. Through the mishaps in love, Shakespeare emphasizes outsiders’ influence can determine whether a relationship will fail or flourish. Benedick and Beatrice cannot stand each other at the opening by the play, but due to the manipulation of others, they are in love with each other as the play closes. Beatrice and Benedick make it well known in the 1st act they think very poorly of each other and Beatrice even states that “I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me” giving the reader
In Act 5 scene 1, page 12 Hamlet says “ I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers could not with all their quantity of love make up my sum. What wilt thou do for her.” In this case, the hamlet has proven to everyone that he is in love with Ophelia, with him saying that if you added a forty thousand brothers their love couldn't match mine. With this Hamlet is finally coming out and finally showing his love for Ophelia. All along hamlet did love Ophelia but he was just afraid to show that he did love her because he was afraid that he would get hurt.
In Othello, Shakespeare intentionally made emotion a major flaw because it causes the characters to be easily manipulated and may cause the character to lose rational. Shakespeare did this to show strong of an emotion jealously is. Because of jealousy Iago is able to manipulate every character he talks to, whether they were minor like Brabantio, the father of Desdemona, or a major character like Othello, the Moor, the General, and supposedly Hero. If it weren’t for the jealously then the ending of Othello wouldn’t be so tragic. Othello’s jealously overcame Othello’s love, which made him blind to the truth.
An example of this is when Romeo was so depressed because the woman he loved, Rosaline, didn’t love him back, but once he met Juliet he was happy again.”No, I have forgotten that name and that name’s woe.” (2.3.46) Romeo only comes back from his depression because he met Juliet and realized she was the one he truly loved. This shows how love is a force of good as it got Romeo out of his depression and happier than he was before. The creation of joy is another reason why love is a force for good and doesn’t inflict