Emilia knows that Othello believes that Desdemona has cheated on him with Cassio, but the interesting factor is that Emilia knows that is not true as she arguably knows Desdemona the most out of all the characters. Desdemona's isolation prior to her death is “ attributable to the onlookers' nonintervention” (Vanita 343). Emilia was aware of the abuse that Othello put upon Desdemona even though she knew the accusations against her were false “For if she be not honest, chaste and true,/ There’s no man happy; the purest of their wives/ Is foul slander” (Shakespeare 4.2.18-20) but still leaves Desdemona in isolation with Othello, even though she was aware of what he believed. When Othello confronts Desdemona with the claims of cheating Othello commands Emilia to “Leave Procreants alone and shut the door;/ Cough or cry “hem”
Not only is it taxing to hide the debt from Torvald, but also to pretend to be a flighty, careless doll for his amusement. Throughout the drama, Nora’s difficulty only grows. It culminates when Torvald receives a letter from Nora’s debtor, Krogstad. When he learns of what Nora had done, he becomes enraged and yells, “What a horrible awakening! All these eight years – she who was my joy and pride – a hypocrite, a liar – worse, worse – / a criminal!
Similar to Phebe’s situation, he also experiences different sexualities through Rosalind’s changing gender performances. At first the young girl, then the pretty youth enamour Orlando both under the name of Rosalind. It again can be seen as a suggestion of homoerotic love, however, considering Butler’s “gender is performative” theory, it does not go beyond appearance. No matter how man-like she looks, she still acts feminine at the core, since at this point she is a female, acting like a male, acting like a female. Even though out of her “Rosalind” love game she assumes the role of Ganymede with Orlando, in their game, she is still Rosalind, a female.
His intention in lampooning was for his audience to enjoy the irony and sarcasm of his work while criticizing the foolish view of the upper class. During the time play’s release, many critics wrote about their opinions of the play. Some critics saw his work as a fantasy, others said it was burlesque, but there were also critics who understood Wilde’s purpose for writing this play (Kohl 272). For instance, Norbert Kohl said, “He is made to laugh at the hollow superficiality hidden behind the mask of earnestness, and to mock the rich facade…” (Kohl 272). Khol clearly understood that Wilde’s purpose of writing The Importance of Being Earnest was to publicly and comically criticize the rich.
This, unfortunately, has resulted in a permanent deterioration of his sweeter, more naive side. One way that Curley expresses his callousness is through his constant cruelty towards others. After getting annoyed at Lennie, he says, “‘Come on, ya big bastard. Get up on your feet. No big son-of-a-bitch is gonna laugh at me.
(95) The stereotype that handsome confident boys will score more girls may be true, but sometimes in the end it doesn’t pay off. In Vic's case, in the end he goes up stairs with Stella only to end up crying over something traumatic that happened with
The eventually grew so tired of it and began helping King Henry, who regarded his presence as superior, take possession of Richard II’s crown. King Henry states “Had I so lavish been, so common hackneyed in the eyes of the men, so stale and cheap to vulgar company, Opinion that did help me to the crown, had still kept loyal in possession” (3.2 39 – 44). The key word in this quote is “lavish.” Lavish can be defined as abundant or extravagant (OED, def n). The king is essentially making a play on words, he is claiming that he was rarely seen by the commoners and that his presence was, and is valuable.
Yet where said danger is directed changes due to context. During the Castle of Otranto the women of the book are constantly under threat at the hands of the malevolent Manfred. The women are constantly targeted and this is seen through Manfred’s desire for Isabella - his late son’s betrothed and his disregard for his wife - Hippolita. Hippolita, especially is characterized as weak, feeble and hysterical. She unswervingly bows to the will of her tyrannical husband “Hippolita needed little persuasions to bend her to his pleasure (pg 89).
Though not so long ago he loved her, Demetrius’ feelings have changed drastically. He went form loving Helena to loathing her. He constantly tells Helena that the sight of her makes him sick and even goes as far as to threaten her if she follows him in the night. Just as the more Hermia denies him the more Demetrius wants her, the more Helena wants Demetrius the more he hates her. Even when Helena tells Demetrius that Hermia and Lysander plan to run away together he gives her no sympathy or gratitude, just pure hatred.
This reaches a climax when he comes home intoxicated which shows that he expressed his true feelings towards Catherine, “He reaches out suddenly, draws her to him, and as she strives to free herself he kisses her on the mouth.” From the stage directions we can see that Catherine strives to be free which can be argued that she is fighting due to unwanted admiration. This scene was extremely uncomfortable for the audience to view due to realization of Eddie being her uncle. Despite many warnings from Beatrice and Alfieri, Eddie’s blindness is shown as he ignores their concerns. This was considered as a huge turning point in the play, as the action moves towards catastrophe, as his relationship with Catherine plunges from happiness to misery and culminates in his unnecessary
Daisy loves the beauty of the shirts but hates what they mean for her. She has exhausted her ability to rebel against a world that expects her to be demeaned in this way, and cannot articulate her feelings. She justifies her tears with the values of materialism that have been forced upon her, seeing how she is treated as an object herself. The objectification of Daisy is complete when Gatsby tells Nick, “Her voice is full of money,” (127) towards the end of the novel. Daisy’s voice is one of the most mystical parts about her, it represents her- enchanting and beautiful.
Social concerns undergo metamorphosis in their portrayal, according to the composers various contextual influences. ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ was a play written by Shakespeare in the Elizabethan era where men were considered to be superior to women. This patriarchal society heavily influenced Shakespeare’s play, as it reflected the traditional values of the Elizabethan era. In contrast, the 20th century had drastically changed, with the first and second waves of feminism, which helped to remove inequalities and gender expectations. However Junger, the director of ‘10 Thing I Hate About You’ has kept the basis of the film based on Shakespeare’s play.
F. Scott Fitzgerald uses Tom and Myrtle’s relationship to show how the poor are willing to do anything for money and status, and those of status flaunt their power shamelessly. In the story, Tom is having an affair with Myrtle, the wife of Wilson. “ It’s really his wife that’s keeping them apart. She’s Catholic, and they don’t believe in divorce. Daisy was not a Catholic, and I was a little shocked at the elaborateness of the lie.”
In almost every book ever written, there are characters that bring out the differences of others. Whenever the author, rather than plainly stating the characteristics, uses other characters to imply the traits of another character, it is called a character foil. In “Much Ado About Nothing,” there are many people that act as foils of each other. In the book “Much Ado About Nothing” written by William Shakespeare, Beatrice is a foil to Hero because of their differing personalities, actions, and opinions. Beatrice and Hero are foils to each other because of their contrasting personalities.
Are Benedick and Beatrice the Ideal Couple? Beatrice and Benedick are the ideal couple, I will be explain them in four different quotes why they are. Also, by their attitude towards love and their romance is more satisfying than Claudio and Hero’s. How they get tricked into confessing their love to each other by the help of their friends and family.