Essentially what is going on during this time is that Mercutio and Benvolio are forcing Romeo to go to a party so he can invest his time in a new girl instead of moping about Rosaline, who is the girl Romeo loved before. If they had never urged Romeo to go to the party, he most likely wouldn 't have gone to the party, and had never met Juliet, thus stopping the unfortunate events that were to happen next. Another example would be the event where Mercutio gets killed by Tybalt. Since Romeo’s best friend dies, he gets extremely angered, causing him to kill Tybalt. This event could have been easily avoided by Mercutio choosing his actions differently and wisely to avoid getting killed by Tybalt, or he could have calmed down instead of engaging in violence.
He does this also for personal gain. Roderigo is in love with Desdemona, but he cannot “pursue” her while she is with Othello, so Iago generously offers to break them up, for a price that is. In the play it says, “Ha, I like not that”(Act 3 Scene 3 Line 37). This is a pretty vague quote from the play where Iago simply hints that something could be going on between Desdemona and Cassio. Othello and Iago come to her room and notice Cassio talking to Desdemona but quickly getting up to leave as he sees Othello approaching.
In a story with love potions, jealousy, and an Indian boy all serving a purpose to a love affair, it is inevitable for chaos to arise without a leader. In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, leaders Theseus and Oberon pose many differences as they try to prevent disorder within the mortal and fairy land. While counting down the days until he wedding with Hippolyta, Theseus faces a challenge when forced to give a nobleman’s daughter, Hermia, an ultimatum to which she finds unfair and runs away. Soon after, Hermia finds herself vulnerable to the power of Oberon, who is quarrelling with his wife, Titania, over an Indian boy. In the end, whether it was a change in heart or by magical being, Theseus allows Hermia to marry the man she chooses,
The conflicting families suspend the lover from loving harmoniously. As the story unwinds, the audience witnesses the obstacles the lovers undergo to be together. When Juliet receives advice for how to live happily with Romeo, she jumps at the opportunity and uses the Friar’s plan
Juliet faces a challenge when she wants to know the name of the man whom she fell in love with and without Nurse discovering it. To find out the name of the individual, she misleads her Nurse, “In order to find out, she devises a cleverly indirect ploy, first inquiring from the Nurse about the identities of two other young men in whom she actually has no interest. Only after she has learned their names, and thus diverted the Nurse’s curiosity, does she ask about Romeo.”(Garber,47). Juliet starts showing signs of independence by asking questions after falling in love with Romeo. She is able to deceive the Nurse from suspecting that she fell in love with Romeo.
Feminism has gained a new definition a new understanding of female roles since the Elizabethan Era. Hamlet, a play written by William Shakespeare, is about a young prince, Hamlet, being visited by his father’s apparition urging him to avenge his death by murdering Prince Hamlet’s uncle, Claudius. All the while, Hamlet is enraged by his mother’s hasty marriage to Claudius and is showering his supposed love, Ophelia, with gifts and words of affection. Queen Gertrude and Ophelia are blindly obedient to male authority due to the influence of the social standards that require women to be submissive to men. Queen Gertrude and Ophelia’s actions and outcomes as characters are affected by male influence, the social norms of this time, and the females’ consequences of following these norms.
Othello by William Shakespeare is a play that questions nature and God. It investigates the faults of man by telling a story of love, jealousy, greed and pride. The play examines the actions of the main characters; Othello, Iago and Desdemona, in order to determine whether they are a result of personal choices or the manipulation of others. The play begins in Venice, where Roderigo argues to Iago that he is not capable of pursuing Desdemona, as he has just discovered that she is to marry the general, Othello, but Iago continues to manipulate convince Roderigo that it can be done. Othello had received the job of lieutenant, which Iago desperately wanted, and so Iago is filled with hatred, using Rodrigo’s situation as a leverage to ruin Othello.
Another instance that depicts the differentiated treatment of men and women can be seen when looking at a dialogue between Hamlet and his mother. Throughout the conversation and various parts of the play, Hamlet expresses his disgust for his mother 's actions. He insults her by comparing his father to Hyperion and Claudius to a satyr. He tells Gertrude not to sin by sleeping with him and tells her she is nothing but lustful for marrying a man like Claudius when he says, “That blurs the grace and blush of modesty,/ Calls virtue hypocrite, takes off the rose/ From the fair forehead of an innocent love/ And sets a blister there, makes marriage vows/ As false as dicers ' oaths—oh, such a
From Resistance to Conformity: Female Characters in “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Ah Min Hawaa” Analysis "The taming of the shrew" is one of William Shakespeare 's earliest comedies, it was written between 1590 and 1594. Also it 's one of his most adapted works and most controversial. The taming of the shrew is about how a man named Petruchio who seeks a wealthy wife transform an aggressive woman Named Katherine into obedience. The play opens with a drunk beggar in front of a tavern in the countryside. The tavern 's hostess quarrel with Sly over his offensive behavior then Sly passes out.
From that image, love took control of his brain, causing him to run back to Juliet. He did not have the free will to make his own decision by being underage and making irrational decisions before, along with acting with his heart and not his mind. Fate, in the form of love, forced him to come back to Juliet, not his own judgment. Later in the act, Romeo’s friends Mercutio and Benvolio, were looking for Romeo after he suddenly left the ball the night before. Benvolio tells Mercutio that Tybalt had sent a letter challenging Romeo to a duel, and that Romeo accepted.