By constantly shaming her husband, Lady Macbeth holds a great amount of control on the way he sees himself. Macbeth’s actions are ultimately based on pleasing his wife. When Macbeth informs his wife on the witches prophecies, she does not believe that Macbeth is strong enough to do whatever it takes to be the new king of Scotland. In Act I, Scene 5 of Macbeth, Shakespeare writes, “Yet
In the play, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus is condemned to death for her act of civil disobedience against the king of the land. By burying her brother, Antigone broke the law and was rightfully punished. King Kreon was correct in enforcing his ruling over the land. Although Antigone was honoring her brother in his death, Kreon determined that it was right to ignore Antigone’s pleas as he sought the betterment of his society and his country.
She becomes desensitized to the fact that innocent people have died because of their greed for power. This affects Macbeth because in both Banquo’s and Duncan's murders, Lady Macbeth has pretended that this is the way of the world and nothing is wrong. This puts Macbeth in the mindset that he is above the law and he can get away with anything. Macbeth is transformed into an insensitive, power longing, fool which gets him killed in the
In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Ophelia’s love for Hamlet ultimately leads to her madness. In order for Ophelia to build her relationship with Hamlet, she must go against her father’s orders considering he strictly prohibited her from seeing him. Hamlet then breaks up with Ophelia saying, “I did love you once,” and then tells her to go “to a nunnery,” causing Ophelia to feel a great amount of betrayal. Ophelia is already heartbroken, and now Hamlet murders her father which was too much for her to handle.
The addition of “own” emphasizes the [wrongness] of what his wife did not just because she did it but because she did it as his wife. Wives should be faithful to their husbands, and while Bisclavret’s wife did not have to stay with him (because he is, after all, a monster), she has promised herself to another man and stripped Bisclavret of his title, his lands, his humanity, his
Friar Lawrence allowed Romeo and Juliet to get married in secret which caused conflict in the story. The feud and Friar Laurence are to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The feud prevented Romeo and Juliet from being happily married. In Act I scene v,Juliet says, “My only love, sprung from my only hate!
Lady Macbeth also rejects her motherhood, which no woman of that time would have done, showing that she’s not a normal caring, loving woman: ‘dashed the brains out,’ (1.7.58), saying that she’d rather kill her own baby then go against her word. The only thing that Macbeth aims to do is to please his wife and gain ‘co-equal love’, but Lady Macbeth might have realized that he thinks like this, so she plays with her power over him, she is the dominant one playing with her
Further proving her love, Juliet would rather her whole family think she was dead than marry a man that was not Romeo. In Act Five, when Romeo thought that Juliet was dead, he was ready to kill himself but Paris confronted him: “Put not another sin upon my head, by urging me to fury: O, be gone! By heaven, I love thee better than myself;” Even when Romeo is completely upset and mad that Paris was there, his love for Juliet kept him from starting conflict with anyone associated with her family. Their love was so strong that he continued to honor her wishes even when he thought she was dead. Altogether, the theme develops a great amount along with the story and helps the understand the
Their ignorant decisions, including my own, caused their unfortunate deaths. I believed Romeo and Juliet’s love had the power to end the quarrel between the two houses. My quest to end the feud blinded my judgment and morality. On Monday night, Lord Capulet, unknowing of Juliet's marriage with Romeo, engaged her with the Count Paris. When Juliet tried to convince her father to cancel the wedding, Lord Capulet threatened to disown her.
Nurse should be punished. Nurse should be punished because she knew that Romeo and Juliet were married and she didn’t tell anybody about it, so that caused all of this to happen. “Is your man secret? Did you ne'er hear say, Two may keep counsel, putting one away?” (1.4.1).This shows that she new about the marriage and because of that, she should be punished because she caused Romeo and Juliet to kill herself.
In Scene 1 Act 2 she says “Let not thy mother lose her prayers, Hamlet; I pray thee stay with us; go not to Wittenberg" (1.2,18-19) she’s trying to protect Hamlet but not seeing that she’s actually hurting him. What made Hamlet mad was that she had married her uncle two months after his father’s death. Gertrude causes the main problem in Hamlet’s life and she does it by only thinking of herself.
The Cost of being Free “Man is born free, but he is everywhere in chains.” A man is free to do everything as per his will, but then there are some cultural norms, social restrictions, and the destinies which have already been decided. All of these matters frankly chain the man and make him handicapped. The realities of the life confine him, and all his free will goes in vain.