People say you only fall in love once; however, what if you have no choice but to fall in love a second time? One might have extreme feelings for one person, but the next minute they could have feelings for another person. Love can be portrayed as a bully that victimises those who fall for its games. In Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, love is expressed as a bully and targets the people of Athens and those within a magical fairyland. Although, the characters have good intentions, many things go wrong.
When the fool put the drops of the flower into Lysander and Demetrius eyes they wake up and fall in Helena. In the beginning of the play, Helena wanted nothing more than to be loved by both men. When the men however finally are in love with her she is angry. Helena thinks the men are mocking her because they both wanted nothing to do with her but now they are acting desperate as she was in the beginning of the play. This is ironic because what Helena throughout she had wanted from the start she turned out to not want at all.
In the play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream written by William Shakespeare, Oberon is the root of all the problems, and causes mischief. His meddlesome and narcissistic characteristics causes several issues. Although he tries to find the solution to problems, Oberon often makes the situation worse, such as the example when he tries to make the lovers fall in love with each other. Instead of succeeding, he makes the four lovers fight. Other examples are, when he makes Titania fall in love with Bottom, and when he tries to fix the problem Puck made.
Romeo and Juliet fell in love and got married because of Romeo, knowing that their families would not accept the relationship, and that it may fuel the feud. In fact, deaths were caused by such unwise decisions taken by Romeo. There are many examples throughout the William Shakespeare 's tragedy Romeo and Juliet that illustrate the point that Romeo 's unwise choices lead to the six deaths in the play. Romeo is feeling melancholic because he is in love with a chist. He refuses to get over the one way relationship, so his cousin Benvolio helps him think through his thoughts.
Shakespeare includes many events in the play to bring across his message. When the playwright hastily allows for the marriage of Romeo and Juliet, an irrationality can be observed because the two teens had only known each other for a short amount of time. Shakespeare intends to show that teens are prone to false conceptions towards other people and how it impairs their reasoning. A second irrationality that can be observed is when Shakespeare allows Juliet to cut off ties with the Nurse. Here an irrationality is observed because Shakespeare makes it clear that they have had a life-long relationship.
Shakespeare uses disguise in the play to show several confusions and internal conflicts between the characters, proving how malleable and deluded some human attractions can be. Shakespeare uses Viola (Cesario) as an example of a mechanism that can throw internal conflicts into temporary chaos. Viola willingly faces whatever comes in her way. Her love for Duke Orsino seems too constant and true, unlike the other characters in the play. The temporary chaos of the play is when Viola falls in love with Orsino, who falls in love with Olivia, who on the other hand falls in love with Viola’s disguise, Cesario.
When Romeo says “Thus with a kiss I die” (Act 5 Scene 3 Line 121), it shows how despite the fact that Romeo and Juliet have known each other for mere days they feel as though they are so in love that they would rather die than be without the other. This situation shows once again their naive and impulsive tendencies when it comes to their love, and how their decisions had multiple disastrous outcomes. As we are able to see through examples in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, acting with haste rarely works in our favour. We can see this in how Balthasar’s haste
However, the paramours resolved the question of marriage with one fowl swoop. They decide to be married the next day. Their young love may be admired by some, but it is a rash act that ended in many complications. The hype of their love also caused them to be blind to reality and the reality of the situation was more complicated than they were willing to accept. Juliet was to be married to Paris with her Father’s approval and Romeo was just crushed by the rejection of his love, Rosaline.
During the play Hamlet there are many scenes when Hamlet shows his feelings against Ophelia, roughly and politely. He is very bipolar towards Ophelia, but he can be madly In love at the same time. As Hamlet tells Ophelia, “I did love you once” (III.i.141). Hamlet admits that he did love Ophelia once, but did he stop loving her now? Why did he stop loving her?
This displays her impulsive nature because it is unlikely that she would even know Romeo, let alone love him--only hours after they meet. Therefore, she is exaggerating the fact that she truly loves Romeo, and he is the only one she loves. Secondly, situational irony is shown in the two words “love” and “hate”. It contrasts the reader’s expectations in the way that an only love could allegedly never be the same person as a former mortal enemy. It exemplifies Juliet’s lack of thought before her actions she would have taken her time to think about attempting to hold a romantic relationship with her supposed mortal enemy if she was wiser.