Also, she inflicts the beating of Juliet when she brings Lord Capulet into the room so Juliet can explain why she does not want to marry Paris. While her daughter is being slapped she simply observes and does not even slightly intervene to protect her only child who is begging on her knees. The Nurse, however, demonstrates her true love for Juliet as she steps in and confronts Capulet. The Nurse says, “God in heaven bless her” while pleading, “You are to blame, my lord, to rate her so” (3.5 176, 177). Such a statement to the person that has allowed her to stay long after Juliet finished breastfeeding is one that could cost her the loss of a second child.
Hamlet has come to see his mother, Queen Gertrude, and ends up stabbing Lord Polonius, which ultimately leads to his death. Lord Polonius’ final words include “O, I am slain!” Even though this provides a slight amount of comic relief to the reader, it has a reverse effect on Ophelia’s mental state. Her father’s death seems to be the potent punch in this fight because she officially goes mad after this final event. This is apparent in Scene IV Act I, when Laertes has come back to visit his sister and check on her well being. He is disappointed to see that Ophelia is displaying irrational behavior when she begins to sing “They bore him barefac’d on the bier; Hey non nonny, nonny, hey nonny; And on his grave rains many a tear.” She is so mentally ill that she must be locked in a padded room during the day.
Although I do not believe that this is true and I will be discussing my reasons throughout this essay. My perspective of Lady Capulet is that she isn’t a good mom at all and that she is a very obedient person. Lady Capulet is not a good mom at all for many reasons. One reason is because, she never knows where her daughter is and she lets the nurse take care of Juliet 24/7 even when she could be the one to take care of her. In the play, Lady Capulet asks the Nurse, “Nurse, where’s my daughter?
Before this story takes place, she suffered through the heartbreak of losing a child, and then raised Juliet, watching her parents abuse and neglect her. In fact, she can’t even stand to watch Lord Capulet speak to Juliet so harshly about marrying Paris. She steps in between the 2 of them and first accuses the Lord of being the one to blame for Juliet not wanting to marry Paris. (3.5.177) And when Lord Capulet tells the Nurse to hold her tongue she replies, “May one not speak?” (3.5.181) The Nurses love for Juliet made her brave enough to stand up to a man in power in a time where she could have been fired, or worse, for speaking back to her boss. When she saw a young girl who she basically raised as her daughter be attacked like that, she stood up for what she believed in and held her ground.
/ Is Romeo slaughtered and is Tybalt dead?”(3.2.70-71). This quote at the middle of the story shows that Juliet tells her family and the nurse what they want to hear from her, meaning Juliet doesn’t have her own opinion, so her family takes this as an advantage so they could persuade Juliet that the Montagues are evil people. So, Juliet expresses that she’s angry about Tybalt’s death, and wants to avenge her family member (Tybalt). In relation to this, this expresses that she’s loyal to her family’s interests and doesn’t have her own opinion based on her experiences. Towards the end of the story, when Juliet asks Friar Lawrence for assistance concerning the marriage, Friar Lawrence expressed to Juliet, “O Juliet, I already know
Both romeo and juliet believed that they could not live without one another so when romeo mistakenly thought juliet died, he killed himself which led to the death of juliet. Throughout the story, the recurring problem of the rising tensions between the two families always makes things harder and harder for romeo and juliet. Both romeo and juliet hate being montagues and capulets, and it is very clear and easy to see this because it is shown during the story when Juliet says “Deny thy father and refuse thy name. Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.’’ (2.2.34-36). Juliet doesn’t know that romeo is there but she is talking to herself and is wishing that they didn’t half to do deal with the feud anymore so that way her and Romeo could be together.
This element in the play is probably more important than the conflict of Montagues and Capulets to the course of plot. Through his characters, Shakespeare addressed the dilemma of the universal human struggle between succumbing to fate and exercising
From the very beginning irony is used. Jenifer Hicks brings out the point of irony when she quotes that Mrs. Mallard “would have no one follow her to her room”. Mrs. Mallard might have also meant that she would have no one interfere with how she lives her life again (Hicks). Another source of Irony is at the beginning when Mrs. Mallard’s sister thinks she is deeply saddened by Mr. Mallard’s death. “Josephine was kneeling before the closed door with her lips to the keyhole, imploring for admission.
But they were not the ones to blame for their deaths. Lady Capulet, Juliet’s mother, is supposed to be the one she goes to for advice and someone she can talk to, but instead Juliet is alone and makes many impulsive decisions. Lady Capulet didn’t raise Juliet, the Nurse did, and so Juliet has no respect for her mother’s decisions, which pushed Juliet away from ever being able to trust her mother. Another reason that Lady Capulet should be held responsible for their deaths is because she tried to force Juliet to marry Paris, and Juliet lost all reason to trust her mother. Leading up to the death of the star-crossed lovers, Lady Capulets self-centered actions push Juliet away and cause her
When people communicate poorly--or not at all--the lack of knowledge or understanding that results can cause unfortunate consequences and disastrous tragedies such as heartbreak--or even death. This is distinctly noticeable throughout the play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet and the twenty-first century today. In Act III, Scene Five of the play, Lady Capulet finds Juliet weeping in her quarters. When she asks Juliet why she is crying, Juliet simply states: “Madam, I am not well.” Lady Capulet takes this as a sign that Juliet is weeping over her cousin’s death, even though Juliet neither affirms nor denies that she cries for Tybalt. When Lady Capulet obsesses on about revenge for Tybalt and Romeo being a villain, Juliet responds by stating,
Lady Capulet asks if killing Romeo will make her happy and Juliet replies saying “Indeed, I never shall be satisfied / With Romeo till I behold him—dead— Is my poor heart, so for a kinsman vexed” (3.5.98-100). There are multiple meanings in this paragraph. To her mother Juliet is saying, “I will never be satisfied with Romeo until I hold him dead. I feel dead in my heart when I think about Tybalt” The double meaning in this paragraph is what Juliet actually means “I will never be satisfied with Romeo until I hold him, until then my poor heart is dead” Shakespeare also has a third meaning and an example of dramatic irony. The triple meaning has to do with the line “I never shall be satisfied until I behold him—dead” .The third meaning and example of dramatic irony in this passage is the fact the Juliet never will actually hold
You can see the full extent of her suffering when she sobbed the truth to August “It was my fault she died. I killed her” (241) and when she torments herself with thinking that she is unlovable. Lily even describes that her words had “broke open her heart” (242). This shows how captive Lily is over her mother because, despite loving her life at the Boatwright’s house, she can still move past the death. Lily’s suffering increase after finding out that her mother had willingly left her behind with T-Ray and begins to question why?
Her reaction to not being able to freely express her own mind was saying hurtful things to her mother, “Then I wish I weren’t your daughter, I wish you weren’t my mother, I shouted” (Tan 141-142). Tan was aware that once these things were said, they could not be taken back, but she was not done yet. Amy Tan wanted her mother to know that she did not want to be the obedient daughter her mother yearned for her to be. She wanted to see her mother’s anger explode, so she resurfaced the incident no one ever spoke of. Tan brought up the babies who had died, and said, “I wish I were dead!