Iago makes several false promises to Roderigo and he does not expose Iago because he is desperate for love. If Roderigo exposed Iago when he said he would, a lot of misfortune would not have occurred. Therefore, Roderigo demonstrates the dark side of human nature by being jealous and unintelligent. To conclude, the dark side of human nature is demonstrated by Iago who is selfish, Brabantio who is doubtful, and Roderigo who lacks cleverness. William Shakespeare’s Othello shows how easy it is to let emotions take over one’s mind.
Even if Lord Capulet thought that Romeo was not going to cause any problems he should have still kicked Romeo out, because he was not invited. Lord Capulet should have been suspicious of how Romeo discovered the party. He wanted to avoid making a scene at his party, but he just had to go up and ask him to leave, fighting was not the only way to get rid of Romeo. Juliet 's father 's second biggest mistake was pressuring Juliet into marrying Paris. At first he wanted Paris to woo her, but after Tybalt was killed he wanted to rush her into marrying Paris to cheer her up.
In the first act, Hamlet paints himself as someone with high morals who deplored those who fake emotions to sway the opinions of others and similar behavior during a conversation with Claudius. He notes that his outward appearance of grief doesn’t illuminate how sad he really is. With this, he also implies that in general, outward appearance is not indicative of who you are as a person. From this, I gather that he has honorable ideals but that changes very quickly. He was resentful of the circumstances of his father’s death but it isn’t until Act 1, Scene 5 that his anger causes him to abandon who he truly is.
Romeo is a Montague, the rival family to the Capulets. The hatred that would lead to his own death started with this grudge. Romeo didn’t do anything to hurt the Capulets, but Tybalt didn’t like his presence. Tybalt got angry at a party over nothing. Tybalt sent a letter to Romeo’s home challenging him to quarrel.
Romeo went to get a glimpse of love, not with the intentions to start trouble. In the first act, Benvolio was trying to make peace between the servants, and then Tybalt joined in and made it a brawl because he automatically assumed the worst. Both Capulet and Montague are ultimately responsible in the death of Mercutio because they, themselves, held the power to instill peace within the ranks and with their families. How many people had to fight and die because two men refused to put the good of the realm first? While they were able to make peace after the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, it took the tragic loss of important lives for them to finally burry the
Hamlet only claims madness because it allows him to say and perform actions he otherwise would be prohibited from, while keeping people from taking his actions seriously. This seems to be part of his initial plan that is first mentioned when he asks Horatio and Marcellus not to make any remarks in relation to his “antic disposition (1.5.192).” Hamlet’s madness allows him to talk to Claudius, Gertrude, Ophelia, and Polonius in a manner unsuitable for a prince. He is often disrespectful and insulting in his remarks. Although his acting backfires during his speech to Gertrude, Hamlet is able to severely criticize her for her actions because she thinks he is insane. During the play he also makes many sexual
If the Montagues and the Capulets had not been feuding, and if the Nurse had not betrayed Juliet, the events of this story might have been different, although fate could not be changed. Fate was the most important factor and is responsible for the lives of Romeo and Juliet. This play may be summarized by one quote "For never was there a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo"
The very instance that the two belong to opposing groups is only one example of destiny's twisted humor. Now some would argue that it is wholly Friar John's fault for not delivering the plans to Romeo. This is viable, yet one could argue that it is ultimately fate's hand for casting a plague upon unsuspecting Friar John, hindering him from completing his crucial mission. Fate, or in this case Fortune, is brought to attention in the play when Juliet consults the stars to deliver Romeo back safely. She asks, "O Fortune, Fortune!
Hamlet has a good reason to kill Claudius, yet he fails to do it. How can Fortinbras sacrifice so much for such a futile purpose? In this scene, Hamlet realizes the brutality of humanity and first ponders the idea that no one is safe—another central pillar of existentialism. From this point on, Hamlet declares that he will have bloody thoughts. "My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth!"
when the ending is taken in light of Miss Prism’s commentary, one should start to wonder what Wilde is trying to say in ending his play in such a clichéd manner. Though the main characters’ actions portray them to be scatterbrained and foolish, taking trivial matters seriously and serious matters trivially, they haven’t necessarily done anything terrible, as their actions do little to harm others inside or outside of their social circles, and they haven’t done much good, either. Not only does Wilde’s ending follow the “rules of fiction”, he follows these rules so judiciously that Earnest takes on the air of parody. Earnest’s plot follows an outline of a cheesy romance story—two or more individuals fall in love at first sight, some conflict
Friar Lawrence is undoubtedly to blame for the tragic, depressing events that unfold the “loving” play, Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence tries to make everyone like each other even though it is impossible to like everyone. He dislikes how the Capulets and Montagues are always fighting. Romeo Montague came to Friar Lawrence to, marry Juliet Capulet. Friar is the priest so you have to come
For them to spot each other from across the room in a place where Romeo would normally have been forbidden, is concrete proof that fate was in full command. There are many deaths in the story of Romeo and Juliet. Mercutio’s and Tybalt’s had been one of those that were most influential to the story. The passing of Tybalt created chaos between the two families, especially the two lovers. With Romeo banished, Juliet came to the resort of faking her death so that Romeo could save her, but as we all know, that plan
Predestination can initiate true love in individuals, which means that fate controls true love and it is inevitable. While some people think that fate has nothing to do with true love, there is evidence to prove that fate has a direct impact in initiating true love. Romeo and Juliet is evidence to the fact that fate can initiate true love because it says, “Some consequence yet hanging in the stars… By some vile forfeit of untimely death.” (Shakespeare 23) This is predestination because Romeo knew that there was a “consequence” in attending the party that ends in his “untimely death,” nevertheless he still goes to it. It just so happens to be that Juliet is attending the same party. Even though something bad will happen to Romeo, he still attends
The fact that Romeo fails to comply with the rule that a Montague and Capulet cannot marry shows his impulsivity. Juliet only briefly thinks of the difficulty of the two families coming together, but is then drawn back to Romeo’s convincing suggestion. This situation is one of the fatal mistakes that leads to the death of Romeo, Juliet, and many others. In another instance, Tybalt engaged in a fight with Mercutio, Romeo’s best friend, resulting in Mercutio’s death. Mercutio stepped in to take Romeo’s place unaware of the fact that Romeo was now part of the Capulet family and therefore unwilling to fight Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin.
For example, in act 5 scene 2, Friar John tells Friar Laurence that his letter did not make it to Romeo. On lines 18-20 Friar Laurence says, “The letter was not nice, but full of charge, / Of dear import, and the neglecting it / May do much danger…” This reference shows Friar Laurence saying that it is dangerous that Romeo has not gotten the letter. The letter contained vital information about the escape plan, such as when Juliet would awaken and that she was not dead, just under a sleeping potion. The Friar putting the responsibility of delivering the letter off on someone else influenced the theme because it ended up causing both Romeo and Juliet to commit suicide. Had he brought the letter to Romeo himself Romeo would have been at the tomb when Juliet woke up and they would have run away to Mantua together.