Context After being enchanted by Oberon’s love potion, Titania is awoken by Bottom, who she then falls madly in love with. She starts swearing her to love to him, to which Bottom responds: Analysis A poetic irony - Shakespeare gives one of the most thoughtful lines in the play, to the least thoughtful of characters. Bottom says it all; sometimes there is no reason to justify true love. Often, when one’s mind becomes obstructed by love, most reason, logic and rationale goes away in order to fulfill that love. Therefore love really keeps little company to reason, and can become very foolish and filled with
Love: A Midsummer Night’s Dream In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the person who reads this play can experience the different types of love in a second-handed way. This play contains numerous love problems amongst many characters, and they all fight against each other to gain their true and wanted partners. Some of the characters receive supernatural aid from a reckless fairy who puts love juice on the wrong characters and causes further confusions. Love is not the only important subject in this play, but it is a major contributor to how the characters both suffer and find happiness and comfort during this play. It can also be considered the main drive for the characters, as the characters fight and chase one another for love (Rieger, 2009).
Romeo was always romantic on the inside he just needed Juliet for his romantic side to come out. In Romeo and Juliet, juxtaposition is used to indirectly characterize the characters and their personalities. William Shakespeare used many types of figurative language to go into more detail. Juxtaposition was used to let the readers know that Juliet was desperate for love, Friar Laurence was ignorant when it came to love, and Romeo was always a romantic on the inside. Although these characteristics were never blankly said, the readers could still infer them.
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.
[The Princess Bride by William Goldman portrays the struggles and reality of love and the fact that life is not fair through comedic relief.] The struggles of love are shown when the two lovers, Westley and Buttercup, finally profess their love to each other after a chain of events. The way Goldman portrays Buttercup professing her love to Westley is shown in a comedic way. "I love you," Buttercup said.
In Twelfth Night dramatic irony was used as comic relief and to help the audience understand how the love triangle worked. When Viola professed her love for Orsino the audience realized she was describing him while he was clueless. Viola professes her love when she says “Say that some lady, perhaps there is, /Hath for your love as great a pang of heart /As you have for Olivia: you cannot love her; /You tell her so; must she not then be answer’d? (II, iv, 96-99).” Also earlier when Orsino asks her who she loves she describes them as “of your complexion (II, iv,
Growing up in a society obsessed with the concept of sappy love stories, it is easy to find flaws with the unrealisticness of such accounts of love. Songwriter Taylor Swift contributes to the popular trend of mainstream love stories in her own composition, “Love Story.” Throughout her song, Swift effectively incorporates the use of various figurative devices to relate her own love story with that of the famous Shakespearean lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Swift conveys the strength of her forbidden love, in similarity with that of Romeo and Juliet’s, through the use of metaphors, hyperboles, and allusions. First and foremost, Swift uses clear examples of metaphors throughout her song to maintain the resemblance of Romeo and Juliet’s love story with her own love story. Throughout the song, as it will be described later, Swift makes multiple comparisons between her lover as Romeo and herself as Juliet.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream dealt with the universal theme of love and its complications: lust, disappointment, confusion, and marriage, featuring three interlocking plots, connected by a celebration of the wedding of Theseus, Duke of Athens and the Amazonian queen Hippolyta. The play rotates around different forms of love, two of them being love for friendship (Philia) and romantic (Eros) or true love. Love is the most important theme of the play and the asymmetrical love seen in the play between the four Athenians and romantic encounters cause conflict within the play. There is a strong friendship love between two characters, Hermia and Helena. These two ladies are regarded as sisters as they have grown up together always having each other’s
“I finally understood what true love meant…love meant that you care for another person’s happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.” ~Nicholas Sparks Nicholas Spark’s quote embodies the love shared between Romeo and Juliet. Two star-crossed lovers are put in an unimaginable situation containing feuding families and they don’t know what their affections will lead to, but they fight for each other no matter what. The long-lasting developed love between them is unbreakable, but it was solely made from the self-less actions and devoted expressions toward each other. In Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, Romeo and Juliet’s loving words and sacrificial actions towards each other prove that they are truly in love. Romeo and Juliet are brought even closer together in their authentic love by the kind words they say to
Lust overcomes the couple’s actions and causes them to continuously make rash decisions without any consideration of the consequences. Romeo becomes infatuated with Juliet and even before meeting her, claims to love her. However, his love is based on her beauty which causes him to uncontrollably profess his love for her: “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight, For