As the Montague and Capulet families have an ongoing feud, and Romeo and Juliet belong to opposite sides, it is inevitable that Juliet will have to choose between her family and husband at some point. Thus, when a situation such as this one occurs, her loyalty has proven to be more towards Romeo than her parents. To begin, one instance in which Juliet shows her loyalty to Romeo is when her parents want her to marry Count Paris, but she defies them and marries Romeo instead. She blatantly goes against their wishes and stays loyal to Romeo. While arguing with her parents on the issue, Juliet says, “‘I pray you, tell my lord and father, madam, I will not marry yet; and, when I do, I swear, It shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate, Rather than Paris.
/ ...he is not the flower of courtesy” (40). The nurse is now saying that she thinks Juliet made the wrong choice choosing Romeo and she should have chosen her family's recommendation, Paris. After the news of Romeo being exiled is delivered to Juliet, Juliet breaks down. The nurse then tells Juliet she will “find Romeo/ to comfort [her]” (52). The nurse once again takes action to bring Romeo
But when the Gilead was made and she was forced to stay home “She stays in her home, but it does not seem to agree with her.” (84). Serena Joy who was once a star and active speaker fell to the oppression towards female in the time of the Gilead. Her personality changed as well, one would think she is a loyal to her husband but offered Offred to have sex with Nick. “We just won’t tell him[Commander], will we?” (303) is a solid proof that Serena is not loyal to the Commander and she just wants to have a baby. When Serena found out about the affair she said “Just like the other one.
Moreover, the latter also portrays the importance of reputation, which was the last straw in Nora’s abandonment of her marriage. After Torvald reads Krogstad’s letter detailing his wife’s illegal activities, he becomes extremely upset and says to Nora, “And as for you and me, it must appear as if everything between us were just as before— but naturally only in the eyes of the world. You will still remain in my house… But I shall not allow you to bring up the children; I dare not trust them to you… From this moment happiness is
It is an intrinsic battle that takes place over the course of the play, but comes to a head during the concluding moments, in which Claudio is deceived by his apprehensions of marriage into rejecting Hero, showing that perhaps he prides his honor above the love he so freely professes. Hero is placed in the uncomfortable position of being rejected by nearly everybody she cares for, necessitating that she fake her demise and be reborn as a new woman, resurrected from the grave and cleansed of the impurities she was accused of. Benedick and Beatrice have both pledged never to find love, and therefore must remove the guises behind which they labor- for indeed, both characters desire love, but hide their wish for fear of being rejected. In each instance, past beliefs must be discarded in the name of securing future happiness, which causes consternation in each individual. In the case of Benedick, he is forced to challenge his best friend to a duel in order to win the hand of his lover- an appendage of the central conflict, which is the inner battle between love and personal reservations which takes precedence over life and death (at least for the Christ-figure maiden
Juliet marries Romeo. Friar Lawrence, and Juliet’s most trusted advisor, the Nurse, are the only ones who know. Lord Capulet is planning a secret wedding between Juliet and Paris, which Juliet did not want. Juliet did tell her mother of her reasons why she did not want to marry Paris, but Lady Capulet dismissed it, feeling ashamed saying “Talk not to me, for I’ll not speak a word. / Do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee” (3.5.
In Act Three, Juliet finds out that Romeo had killed her cousin Tybalt: “O, find him! Give this ring to my true knight and bid him come to take his last farewell.” After she found out, she felt all this hatred towards him, but still decided she loved him. This was her way of letting him know she forgave him. In Act Four, Juliet is being forced by her parents to marry Paris even though she is already married to Romeo: “O, bid me leap, rather than marry Paris, from off the battlements of yonder tower;” After Romeo had left, Juliet’s parents were forcing her into marriage but she refused. Further proving her love, Juliet would rather her whole family think she was dead than marry a man that was not Romeo.
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 love Ophelia had for Hamlet was one that is considered as infatuation; Ophelia was young and did not know much about love,
In act 3 scene 5 Lord Capulet tells Juliet that she has to marry Paris or else she will be disowned and he is not very nice about it either; while he is telling Juliet what will happen if she doesn’t Marry Paris he says, “hang, beg, starve, die in the streets, For, by my soul, I'll ne'er acknowledge thee”. This hurts Juliet very much. Lord Capulet was forcing Juliet to marry Paris so soon she didn’t even have time to think of anything else she could do. This is putting Juliet in a stressful situation because she is already married to Romeo, but now her father will disown her if she doesn't marry Paris. She then make a rash decision because she doesn't know what to
“Libyans and nomad kings detest me,” says Dido, “My own Tyrians are hostile… I lost my integrity.” (417-419). Her carelessness about labeling her fling with Aeneas as a marriage spiraled into her allies no longer trusting her. Had the queen kept a level head and not been so consumed with her affection for Aeneas, this would not have