However, whether purposeful or not, Shakespeare does only portray familial betrayal. It is as simple as saying one will do one thing but another is actually done. The sense of betrayal felt by the person who was lied to is uncomparable. Though a minor interpretation, it sets the stage for more lies, or rather honesty, and betrayal to occur. For example, in King Lear, another one of Shakespeare’s plays, Lear asks all three of his daughters to state how much they love him, and as a result, the one who loves him the most will receive the largest piece of his kingdom.
King Hamlet loved Gertrude with all his heart that he “might not beteem the winds of heaven visit her face too roughly” this represents true unforgettable love. Hamlet is exasperated about his mother’s hasty marriage that he claims a “beast that wants discourse of reason would have mourned longer”. Gertrude’s hasty marriage with Claudius seems to Hamlet as done with “wicked speed to post with such dexterity to incestous sheets” showing Hamlet is disgusted with this relationship and aggressively disapproves to this action. Further into the play Act 3 Scene 2, Hamlet is having a conservation with Ophelia when he mentions “look you how cheerfully my mother looks, and my father died within two hours” showing anger towards the happiness of his mother. Throughout the play Hamlet uncovers horrible deeds his uncle has committed, which were “Remorseless, Treacherous, lecherous”.
The actors of the play were able to show what the characters is about and on how they express their emotions and acting. When King Lear decided to divide his kingdom for his three daughters, and the daughters must tell their father about their love for him, I already know that Goneril and Regan is a traitor because of their face expressions. I already can tell that what they are telling to King Lear does not come from their heart even if I don’t understand some of their few lines. The way they
The sub-plot however, has Gloucester and his two sons Edger and Edmund. Lear the dumb king, wanting to feel some affection, gives his daughters a love-test to measure how much his daughters love him the most. “Which of you shall we say doth love us most...” (First Scene, First Act). The oldest daughters Regan and Goneril deceives the king by speaking highly of him, full of nice words which gets them rewarded
The deaths of Romeo and Juliet can be blamed upon Friar Lawrence, the parents of Romeo and Juliet, and Tybalt. To begin, Romeo and Juliet’s deaths should be blamed upon Friar Lawrence. In the play, Romeo is asking Friar Lawrence to wed him to Juliet. Friar is telling Romeo to slow down and think about this decision, but still agrees to do it. Shakespeare writes, “In one respect I’ll thy assistant be; for this alliance may so happy prove To turn your households’ to rancor to pure love” (Ⅱ.Ⅳ.90-92).
Moreover, Shakespeare utilises the main antagonist, Iago, to portray how men are desperate to achieve what they want and to indirectly fulfil the stereotype of masculinity and power through manipulation. Throughout the play we observe Emilia’s character change, and how she suffered the consequence of challenging the system. Shakespeare’s Othello, utilises a range of dramatic techniques to showcase how women where portrayed during early modern England, as tools, chaste and naive. The antagonist, Iago takes this to advantage to manipulate his wife to unintentionally take a part in the moral dissembling of Othello. The idea where women were being victimised is presented when Iago utilises his power and authority to
King Lear is the king of Britain, one day he decides to step down from his throne and divide his Kingdom among his three daughters equally. Goneril, Regan and Cordelia are put through a test, to prove their love for their father. Cordelia says that she has no words to describe how much she loves her father, and that she loves him as much as daughter should love her father. Other two daughters exaggerate their answers, making their father think that Cordelia does not love him as much as they do. This scene basically leads to every other event in the play, leading to King Lear 's tragic downfall.
The lie slowly tears Othello apart and causes him to ruin his marriage. Yet, Desdemona stays true to her love for Othello through this hardship. In Othello by Shakespeare, Desdemona is characterized as the ideal woman, but she sacrifices her perfect reputation for her love for Othello. At the beginning of Othello, Desdemona risks her image to marry Othello without her father’s permission; she is driven by her endless love for Othello. When Desdemona marries Othello, she neglects to ask for her father’s permission for the courtship and wedding.
Hamlet: a Feminist Perspective Hamlet by William Shakespeare is considered to be the apogee of canonical texts. Hamlet who is seen to be the hero, seeks revenge of his uncle for killing his beloved father and marrying his mother. In the finale, all characters find an unfortunate end and leave the kingdom of Denmark to prince Fortinbras who coincidentally passes through to invade Poland. The play Hamlet has received great stricture from feminist critics due to the actions and behaviors of many of the characters in the play. Feminism is “the advocacy of woman 's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men” (Dictionary.com).
In the opening scene of the play, King Lear splits up his kingdom to share amongst his daughters, “Know that we have divided in three our kingdom, and ’tis our fast intent ti shake all cares and business from our age, conferring them on younger strengths,” but before being granted land the three daughters must profess the love they have for their father (1.1.35-38). Of course Goneril and Regan, both of whom willing to do anything for the right to power, share: “Sir, I love you more than word can wield the matter,” and “I profess myself an enemy to all other joys which the most precious square of sense professes, and find I am alone felicitate in your dear highness’ love,” respectively (1.1.52-53; 1.1.70-75). When Cordelia refuses to participate in what she considers a shallow profession of untrue love, Lear becomes enraged and gives the land meant for her to her sisters, leaving her without dowry and without family. This sudden shift of emotion is what frightens Goneril and Regan, leading them to question the mental stability of their father. Retrospectively, the shifting of power was not the proper action, however, at the time it was justified in the eyes of the two heirs and their husbands since the king seemed to be deterioration