The way in which they end up together, which is due to the outcome of the battle between their people, sparks some interest on how Shakespeare depicts love in the story. Their love story is the weight that balances that the unfortunate events surrounding Lysander, Hermia, Helena and Demetrius. It seems almost ironic that Theseus and Hippolyta are happy after their union stemmed from a conflict and not “naturally”. This small event shows that Shakespeare is hopeful love and all love stories, will reach their balance, some easier than others but the conclusion of this story represents this thought. Once again, the relationship this theme has to real life is very strong, we all know that love is difficult but if it is meant to be, sooner or later, it will
The audience knew the plan for Beatrice and Benedick, but their own confidence in their wit betrayed them. Also, their witty comments to each other make for highly entertaining moments. Claudio allows other people to fool him into believing untrue things, which leads to dramatic altercations with numerous characters. Dogberry’s unwittiness leads to a coincidence that saves the whole play and creates an ironic feeling that the least intelligent character discovered the evil plot. “The wit of Shakespeare’s play informs the words spoken by the characters, places the characters themselves as truly witty and intelligent, inappropriately facetious, or ingeniously witless, suggests the lines of action these characters will
Sense of Belonging and Satisfaction in “As You like It” One of the other creations of William Shakespeare, the play “As you Like it”, touches almost all edges of human feelings and emotions humorously and entertainingly. In case of Orlando and Oliver, it shows how brotherly affection can change to hate and vice versa; with Rosalind and Celie it displays how love and devotion can help one to confront the obstacles in life and in case of Duke Fredrick it depicts how human desire for pride and power can lead to loneliness and regret. Besides, the whole play is portrait as comedy. The play contains and examines big and serious issues of life while it takes them in light hand and with humor. In addition, most part of the play is comparing the city
His friend, Claudio, was the exact opposite; he fell in love with Hero as soon as he laid his eyes on her. Don Pedro is also one of the characters who got to experience love. He does not fall in or out of love during the play by he does realize how important it is. Leonato and Don Pedro were discussing marriage when Don Pedro states about Beatrice, “I wish she were in love with me instead. I would have thrown away all other considerations and made her my wife.” (2.3.140-143.)
The power of Eros love is evident in the play as true love continuously triumphs over Phileo love. The troubles of romance presented in the play present conflict that ultimately damages the friendship love of the Athenians through the irrational actions of the lovers. The Phileo love between Hermia and Helena is at stake because of the romantic love that exists between the different parties in the play. Helena mistakes her obsession with Demetrius with true love despite his poor treatment of her. However, Demetrius loves Helena’s friend, Hermia, and wishes to marry her.
The play “Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare is a comedy that tells the tale of two pairs of lovers: Hero and Claudio, and Beatrice and Benedict. Though the main plot of the story revolves around Hero and Claudio, Benedict and Beatrice’s romantic relationship is an important subplot to the story. In “Much Ado About Nothing”, Shakespeare uses irony, hyperbole, and use of language to illustrate Benedict and Beatrice as a nontraditional spin on the ideal couple through the strength and security of their love, as can be shown in dialogue not traditionally associated with love. The love story of Beatrice and Benedict, though the irony of how it was founded makes it non-traditional, has real feelings behind it, making them an ideal
Usually when we think about love at first sight, we jump to the thought of just seeing them and instantly falling in love, like something Disney movies portray. But when we take this to a realistic level, these thoughts we jump into first, might not always be the reality for a situation with “love at first sight”. With “love at first sight,” we see all things going well, but in reality, not all the problems eventually have the answer found, resulting in the typical “happily ever after” ending. One such example is the Shakespearean famous play of Romeo and Juliet, where this play displays the realities of life with the competing thoughts of choosing desires to necessities to what is inevitable. This play shows the story of young love between families of Capulet and Montague, who are fierce rivals of each other.
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, love between the two main characters is demonstrated by their perseverance, sacrifices, and unwillingness to live without each other. Throughout the play, Romeo and Juliet experience life changing events together and even make the ultimate sacrifice by joining each other in death. The meaning of love can be interpreted in many ways, but some significant qualities are affection, accepting, and selflessness. While Romeo and Juliet are a pair of star-crossed lovers, they definitely have these qualities. Their love can be debated as infatuation, but their actions and words prove otherwise.
They are the perfect example of difficulty of love, that is, passionate circumstances in which an injustice or discrepancy interferes in the consistency of the engagement. Finally, the habitual happy end in comedies is produced, although they have had problems to achieve it like the love potion; the second are Demetrius and Helena. Their relationship has evolved during the play. At first, Demetrius is in love with Hermia, but it is at the end when his love for Helena appears. However, Helena has been always in love with him.
Mercutio knows Romeo better than any other characters and because Mercutio and Romeo are foils, it is easy for Mercutio to tell that Romeo is in love. Mercutio also is able to tell who Romeo’s new found love and is quick to tell him that Romeo and Juliet getting married will cause more problems between their families. (Padgett Mercutio) Mercutio foreshadows the fate and tragic end to the story while he is dying he says “ A plague o’ both your houses!” (A3si) he states this at Romeo and Tybalt and at the Montagues and the Capulets, telling them that their family feud will not end until “a plague” has destroyed each house. Knowing the ending of the story, readers know that he is referring to the death of the child from each house. While Mercutio is dying Romeo is deciding what he wants to do to Tybalt for killing his friend.