But at the root of it all is the relationship between Macbeth and his Lady, whose lack of knowledge and faith in themselves drives them toward insanity and a horrific fate. Their relationship does not represent nature, Shakespeare grossly exaggerated his masculinity towards women. Many of Shakespeare 's characters in Macbeth are so confused that it almost makes you think that he was not certain of anything. He had troubled relationships with women, his wife, for instance, definitely had a great impact on his writing. Yet, Macbeth is a play about
Her husband was Claudius’ brother, so that act was seemed very weird at that time by the people; they believed that was an act of incest. So it’s understandable why Hamlet was very upset at the first moments, even reading several times the play we don’t know if she knows the plan that killed her husband, but there’s a little information to declare that. Some readers can see Gertrude as a silly women Shakespeare(1514) and citing Hamlet she is a “most pernicious woman’’(p.130) with no loyalty towards his father’s memory and lack of selflessness, which by the way at Shakespeare time were seen as the precise qualities that a perfect wife must possess. But I wonder myself that was attitude was due to the patriarchal
Thus showing how she is trying to help both her love ones by distrusting one and lying to the other. Throughout the play she is known as an ignorant character because she is not aware of anything that is happening. She is not aware that King Hamlet’s murder was by his own brother Claudius, even when all of Denmark was already suspicious of Claudius. Another situation that she is unaware of is when Claudius and Laertes make plans to put poison into Hamlet’s goblet, which ends up killing her. Overall her ignorant trait causes her death.
Thesis: Light is symbolic of realism or to put it cruder the ugly reality. Darkness is symbolic of fantasy or the fabrication created by characters. Introduction: Throughout the play and film adaptation of, A Streetcar Named Desire, we view the main characters progression throughout the thought provoking story. Specifically, we see Blanche Dubois lose touch with reality as she avoids the light and attempts to manipulate the other characters. Blanche is fearful of the light because of her traumatic past that she has faced.
ROMEO AND JULIET The play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, proves that thoughtless decisions lead to unfortunate consequences. In the play, some may believe that fate led to the suicides of Romeo and Juliet, however, the suicides of Romeo and Juliet were brought on by the poor decisions made by both of the love-struck teenagers. Due to the expectations of society, Romeo and Juliet were expected to be arranged in a loveless marriage, which was not desired by either of them. Because of the state of vulnerability they were both enduring, Romeo and Juliet made the immediate decision to get married which formed greater issues. Romeo and Juliet’s rash decisions, influenced by society’s expectations, ultimately led to their suicides.
Figurative Language Response Shakespeare demonstrates the theme that being impulsive will affect your life negatively throughout the book Romeo and Juliet. There are many instances included in this novel that Romeo & Juliet’s youth takes hold of their thinking, and their quick decisions leads to a chain reaction; their death being the final event that shows the result of their impulsivity. This recurring theme is manifest in the following passage (1.5.152-155): My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me That I must love a loathed enemy.
After the murder of Duncan, Lady Macbeth tries to calm down Macbeth “a foolish thought, to say a sorry sight” (2.2.30), “consider it not so deeply” (2.2.41), “you do unbend your noble strength, to think so brainsickly of things” (2.2.59-60). In 2.2, Lady Macbeth’s mind us bold and collect, but further on she becomes insane in the thought of murder, which is ironic because she told Macbeth not to think about the murder in result that it will make him brainsick (2.2.60) but then she goes insane. Later in the play, Lady Macbeth becomes obsessed in the “spot” and rubs her hand repeating “out, damn spot! “(5.1.35), she becomes mentally disordered after she handled the daggers (2.2.69). Lady Macbeth character starts as a bold woman but slowly becomes weak due to irony.
When people communicate poorly with others, the consequences that follow can cause unfortunate and sometimes detrimental effects on others. In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet the unfortunate consequences the characters faced impacted them in several ways, most of these ways negative. In the play Romeo and Juliet are separated from eachother when Romeo is exiled from Verona for killing Tybalt. So then Juliet devised a plan with Friar Lawrence who tells her to be certain that she is alone and then drink a potion that will make her appear deceased to her family who comes to wake her, it is then that she will be placed in her family’s crypt where Romeo, who would receive a letter from Friar Lawrence explaining the ordeal. Juliet then agrees to
“Your words mean nothing when your actions are the complete opposite.” In Shakespeare's the tragedy of Macbeth Lady Macbeth is often viewed as evil by her actions when its the complete opposite; she is just misunderstood. She is misunderstood because she shows signs of weakness, and by the end of the play she is filled with guilt causing her to commit suicide. Lady Macbeth is misunderstood, not totally evil, because she shows signs of weakness and guilt. Lady Macbeth had to ask for help from evil spirits to follow through with killing Duncan, which shows she was not totally evil.“Come, you spirits that serve the thoughts of mortals: rid me of the natural tenderness of my sex and fill me from head to toe with direst cruelty!” (I, v, 39-42) Lady Macbeth did not think she could go through with killing someone because she was a weak woman and thought a man was more capable of killing someone. Later on in the play, Lady Macbeth was hallucinating and admitting what she had done while washing imaginary blood off of her hands.
This is encapsulated in Hamlet exclaims, “frailty, thy name is woman!” about his mother’s hasty marriage to her deceased husband’s brother (Shakespeare 1.2.150). In this quote, Hamlet is dismissing all women as weak-willed like he believes Gertrude to be, which affects his interactions with Ophelia also. Hamlet is cruel to her because of this anger he has towards women in general, so when pretending to be mad, he goes “full force in the misogynist rage” when telling her he used to love her, but now she should go to a nunnery (Traub 192). Ophelia can be seen as weak in this scene because she protests little against Hamlet and only hopes that his insanity will end. These crude comments Hamlet says to Ophelia continue throughout the play until Ophelia is being buried when Hamlet asserts that he loved Ophelia.