King Lear is the king of Britain, one day he decides to step down from his throne and divide his Kingdom among his three daughters equally. Goneril, Regan and Cordelia are put through a test, to prove their love for their father. Cordelia says that she has no words to describe how much she loves her father, and that she loves him as much as daughter should love her father. Other two daughters exaggerate their answers, making their father think that Cordelia does not love him as much as they do. This scene basically leads to every other event in the play, leading to King Lear 's tragic downfall.
Is death worth proving love? In the play Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, all Romeo and Juliet do is try to prove their love to each other. A family feud between the Capulets and the Montagues continues to trail on, making Romeo and Juliet’s love forbidden, until death ends it all. Many are at fault such as: Juliet’s nurse that acts the messenger between the two teens, or Balthazar who goes behind Lord Montague’s back to keep the secret of Romeo and Juliet’s marriage. Nonetheless one person is at most to blame and his name is Friar Lawrence.
For quite a while he succeeds in deluding himself that he will be happy living with his two elder daughters, whose false declaration he had accepted. A famous proverb warns: “To hand over is no longer to Live”. However, by sending Cordelia and Kent away who care for him, King Lear is left powerless before his foes. Initially, King Lear’s daughters behave in very different ways but after gaining wealth they show their true faces. Goneril relucts to tolerate King Lear and completely charges her steward Oswald to provoke King Lear so she would have a chance to get rid of him.
The play `Romeo and Juliet´, by William Shakespeare, two lovers come together and fall deeply in love. Unfortunately, their love comes to an end because of a persistent feud between their families. Although there are several people in this play that contributed to Romeo and Juliet's death, Friar Laurence is the person most to blame for their deaths. There are many aspects that caused the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, one bad decision that Friar Laurence makes is married Romeo and Juliet too quickly, without thinking of what would happen. Thus, Friar Laurence should have made sure Romeo should have known the plan before poisoning Juliet.
Mothers-in-law have always had the reputation of being a hassle. This very true for the character Ophelia in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Hamlet portrays the story of young Prince Hamlet and the events that unfold in his life after his father’s death. With his mother, Gertrude, hastily remarrying his uncle, Claudius, and his love interest, Ophelia, slipping away, it’s no wonder that Hamlet seems to be going mad. But what if these events aren’t just factors to Hamlet’s madness?
The extract is from Macbeth written by William Shakespeare in the year 1606. It is from act 4 scene 2. The extract primarily deals with the frustration and anger of lady macduff for her husband who fled away to England and betrayed her and their children. Lady macduff and her son have a serious talk in this scene in which she argues about how will they survive without the main pillar of their family i.e. macduff.
The main lines in King Lear begins with fancy of old King of arrogant, stubborn, selfish and lazy. Throughout the plot of play, we observed kingdom downfall by foolishly behaviour of king when committed a grave mistake had he followed his desire to know how much love him each one of his daughters for that decided to divide his kingdom between his daughters depended on the love which is no sized by words but by acts. While Lear 's two evil daughters Goneril and Regan who use their powers to persuade their father to divide his kingdom and deliver the power of his kingdom to them. They can convince him to divide his kingdom between them and deprives his other daughter Cordelia of his kingdom because she does not praise him in the same way as they do. Goneril expresses her love and how she loves him more than words can express and that he is dearer to her even than her eyesight and her freedom.
Co-directed by Sahar Assaf and Rachel Valentine Smith and produced by Robert Myers, “King Lear” revolves around the ill-fated decision of an old king to abdicate and divide his realm among his three daughters. He disowns his sincere daughter that gave him an honest non flattering answer. The other two end up by expelling the King when the latter was no longer in power. The play depicts themes
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