I have selected the character of Puck (also called as Robin Goodfellow) from the Shakespeare’s MSND. This is one of the most important characters of this play. He is the mischievous spirit who works for the Oberon (The king). Puck is the nearest thing the play has to a protagonist. His mischievous spirit overruns the atmosphere, and his activities are in charge of a significant number of the complexities that build up the fundamental plots riotously.
speak thou now.” Demetrius (Puck): “Here, villain; drawn and ready. Where art thou?” Lysander: “I will be with thee straight.” Demetrius (Puck): “Follow me, then,/ To plainer ground.” (3.2.419-423) Puck confuses Demetrius as well until both men are drowsy. The men sleep and he gives Lysander the antidote. This demonstrates the comedic element of mistaken identities because Puck successfully convinces each man that he is the other. This point in the play can be analyzed as Shakespearean comedy because it was incorporated to solve the play’s main conflict.
Deception overrules honesty in many occasions especially in Shakespeare’s tragedies. In Othello Iago has a plan to get the job of lieutenant and this he can only do with the help of lying and deception. He manipulates Cassio into drinking too much at one of their parties and this gets Cassio fired. In the play it says, “...Cassio, I love thee, but nevermore be officer of mine”(Act 2 Scene 3 Line 265). Iago wants the job of lieutenant that Cassio
Control is defined as the power to influence or direct people's behavior or the course of events. In play A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare there is control, love, hatred, jealousy, and happiness. Oberon controls people to feel anger, he controls people out of power, and controls people out of love. Many people control others because of anger. In Act 2, Oberon puts a love potion on Titania as a trick to make her fall in love with a beast.
In fact, Puck and the Red Queen appear quite similar when closely examined because they both derive their power from the realm of the marvelous, their actions exact chaos and complicate the plot, and both offer full realizations of their protagonists’ deepest desires. Before analyzing the antagonists of each of these stories, it is important first to analyze the stories themselves. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland written by
Based on the extract from Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, this particular scene took place in the woods at the outskirts of Athens. This scene shows the conversation between Oberon and Titania, the King and Queen of the Fairies. Oberon is insistent about Titania giving over the little changeling Indian boy to him which she refuses strongly. This results in Oberon being vexed and orders Puck to fetch him the love juice and pour it into Titania’s eyes while she is sleeping out of spite. Prior to this scene, we witness the conversation between Puck and the fairies, the latter being warned regarding the possible conflict between Oberon and Titania.
In William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, there were several acts of impetuosity shown through several characters. The definition of impetuous according to the website merriam-webster.com is: marked by impulsive vehemence or passion. Romeo, Juliet, and the friar all act on impulse. The three of them believe they are doing what is best for their situations, but in reality they are adding to the plot of the demise of the two lovers. In the play, the three characters Romeo, Juliet, and Friar Lawrence act on impetuosity, which leads to the final tragedy of the play.
In the tragic drama “Romeo and Juliet“, written by William Shakespeare between 1591 and 1595, displays the rivalry of two households, in the midst of this drama Romeo and Juliet falls in love with each other. The drama plays in far Verona, where two very powerful families the Capulets and the Montagues are bitter arch-rivals and whenever they get the chance they will fight against each other. In the first scene Benvolio tries to break apart the fight but as soon as Tybalt comes into the scene. They start fighting again, which is stopped by the Prince of Verona, Escalus, who sentences to punish public fighting with the death penalty. Romeo appears and he is melancholic about his unhappily infatuation with Rosaline, who does not reciprocate his feelings.
Polonius falsely believes that “the origin and commencement of Hamlet’s grief sprung from neglected love.” (Act 3 Scene 1, Lines 177-178) Claudius believes the lies Polonius speaks which explains the varied perceptions each character has of Hamlet’s behaviour: Gertrude doesn’t want to believe that Hamlet is mad, Claudius is legitimately concerned for Hamlet, and Polonius is enraged by Hamlet’s advancements towards Ophelia. When Claudius inevitably observes Hamlet’s play that outlines his sins, he, out of sheer guilt decides to send Hamlet to England with two spies to “vent his madness” and preserve his own reputation as
He acted strange when he was around the king and his attendants and this is evident when he tells his friend Guildenstem that "his uncle-father and aunt-mother are deceived" (Shakespeare). In addition, when they enter the court party, Hamlet tells Horatio that "I must be idle," meaning he is trying to feign his madness. He also confesses to his mother that "I essentially am not in madness, but mad in craft" (Shakespeare). For Hamlet, he had to pretend to be mad in order to plan and execute his revenge against Claudia. Hamlet’s madness played an important role in the play because he later on became insane after he had feigned his insanity.