Self expression is a crucial component for happiness, and the inability to do so would drive anyone mad. In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Hamlet is furious with his uncle for murdering his father and wants to avenge his father’s death, but he fails to act on all presented opportunities, and, instead, unintentionally causes many other people’s deaths. This classic tragedy is world-renowned. Yet, many people do not know the characters well, especially not Ophelia. She is viewed by the audience as a feeble woman, who is hopelessly in love and incapable of making her own decisions.
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 definition is concise, but probably not very clear. It’s not easy to define what “absolute perfection” is, especially because of the free will. The passion between Romeo and Juliet is misinterpreted by the two young lovers as love. And all the readers in all these centuries have been interpreting a dramatic idea of love not based on reality but on impulsive feelings as “The ideal Love” . Romeo’s longing for ideal love is the primary driving force behind most of his actions, that reveal themselves as impulsive and stupid.
There rust, and let me die" (5. 3. 174-175). Juliet knows she could never love anyone other than Romeo, so for her there isn't any point in living. Juliet chose to be with Romeo and therefore satisfying her heart's desire, but doing so ended worse than if she followed society's rules.
All along hamlet did love Ophelia but he was just afraid to show that he did love her because he was afraid that he would get hurt. On the other hand, Hamlet could have also hidden his love to protect Ophelia from getting hurt from Claudius for the revenge they both wanted on each other. For instance when hamlet first tell Ophelia that he did love her but then changes with saying that he didn't he loved her because he knew that their conversation was being
During the play, love drove the lovers to deny their social lives; their families, friends, and their ruler. Love can be a violent, ecstatic, and an empowering force that overcomes all other values, emotions, and loyalties. Family. It’s what you were taught to love the most while growing up. Without it, someone is just someone; alone.
As a tale which revolves around a forbidden romance, it is no surprise that in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, love is a prominent theme. In this book, love is an overpowering force. It not only drives the plot, but also forces the characters to make powerful life altering choices. As a result, all the members of the play have their own distinct view of love, whether it be benign or tragic. While Romeo and Lady Capulet already have differing opinions on many topics, their views contradict most on the purpose that love serves.
Another somewhat minor mistake that changes the future is Romeo and Juliet’s mistake to pursue their love. Romeo and Juliet may be madly in love right from the start, but it wouldn’t have killed them to forget the idea of a forbidden love. “Holy Saint Francis, what a change is here! / Is Rosaline, whom thou [Romeo] didst love so dear, / So soon forsaken? Young men’s love then lies / Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes” (Shakespeare 2.3.65-68).
Due to the fact that there is not a single relationship in Othello that demonstrates true friendship, the tragedy unfolds and results in all characters ' demise. This can be seen when Othello vilifies Desdemona for being a disastrous wife and says, "I will withdraw, To furnish me with some swift means of death, For the fair devil [Desdemona]. Now art thou my lieutenant" (3.3 543-545). As a result, this shows how arguably the most sacred friendship is not even true in between Othello and Desdemona. Othello is notably naive in this instance due to the fact that he puts his wife on death row based on the suspicion Iago planted.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a play depicting the tragedy of two star-crossed lovers devotion to each other. Their families feud kept the two from being together. The two’s immense loyalty to each other resulted in their deaths. A major theme in this book is “love conquers all” and this leads to an important argument; was the story’s devastating ending fate or free will? Romeo and Juliet’s actions lead to their demise and the story was most definitely driven by free will.