Love? Tragedy? Romeo and Juliet “O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?” Juliet is thinking about Romeo and his family ties.Although Juliet is unaware that Romeo is in orchard below, she accurately points out of a primary conflict in their relationship. Romeo did love Juliet because he called her a holy shrine, he was determined to marry her as soon as he could and he took a poison vial just so he could be with her forever.
Johnson 1 Leo Johnson Mr. Scopelleti English 11 9/6/2017 King Lear The play King Lear is a insane story about a king who is stepping down from the throne and splitting his power to his Three daughters. King Lear at the beginning sounds like a demanding king and he wants everything he asks for. It starts off with the three girls trying to show how much they love their father. How the girls did this was they each stepped up to there father and expressed how much they love him by saying “I love you more then words can express” (Page 25/ King Lear/ William Shakespeare). After they’re done with their speeches, The king finally decides who is the best fit.
Then because Romeo said that he loves Tybalt, so he took that as an insult and replied “Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries that thou hast done me. Therefore turn and draw” (SS pg 427). Yet he only pushed Romeo to fight him but Friar Lawrence did multiple things that added up to their deaths. In conclusion the Friar was the main cause for the fall of Romeo and Juliet’s fall. This is because of he was the one who marry them, he gave the potion to Juliet, and the letter Romeo was suppose to get.
In spite of everything that is done in Shakespeare’s tragic play, ‘King Lear’, we empathise with King Lear and view him as the victim - whether it be of his own folly or that he is at the mercy of his ‘two eldest daughters’. However this itself is not entirely true as Lear is as much of a sinner as his daughters, Lear blindingly plays a part in the his own downfall. Unbeknownst to Lear, as he is blinded with his divine rule, kingship and immense pride, we see him cause an imbalance in the order thus starting a chain reaction of chaos. By causing this imbalance, Lear creates a weakness in his sovereignty, through his own actions as he has allowed those who oppose him to take the opportunity to pry at his weakness and slowly break him down in order to rise and act against him and successfully take him down for their own personal gains. Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ depicts a brutal and unequal world where the natural order is distorted and humans dangerously walk the thin line between sanity and madness.
The first reason why Friar Laurence is to blame is because he married Romeo and Juliet. After they decided they wanted to get married right away, Romeo and Juliet go to Friar’s cell to get married. Friar first questions the love because Romeo was in love with another women only a few hours ago. He only agrees to marry them because he thinks it will end the family tension. “In one respect I’ll thy assistant be; / For this alliance may be so happy prove / To turn your households’ rancor to pure love” (II.iii.90-92).
“The lady doth protest too much, methinks” (3.2.254). This quote is significant because this is Queen Gertrude’s reaction to the play “Mousetrap” that is based on her own story. Gertrude is astonished by the play queen’s insincerity to her husband. Gertrude thinks that the play queen may never marry again due to her undying love for her late husband. However, she does, just like Queen Gertrude marries a second time to Claudius.
O mischief, thou art swift To enter in the thoughts of desperate men! I do remember an apothecary— And hereabouts he dwells—which late I noted! In tattered weeds, with overwhelming brows, Culling of simples." Romeo and Juliet is said to be one of the greatest love stories ever told, but in reality, it's a tragic romance with complex dialogue and characters that don't spend a lot of time to think over their decisions. The play was written with plenty of figurative language and irony.
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
There are great examples of figurative language being used to express anger in the play. In Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare uses anger in romantic form. Shakespeare’s angriest play is The Richard plays, Richard II and Richard III, are clearly crucial to the story of the creation of the canon. Also in King Lear Shakespeare uses cruelty and its result to express anger. In fact King Lear is one of the most outraged plays written by
In William Shakespeare’s King Lear, the development of Lear is indicated in three stages: the entrance of uncontrolled enthusiasm into Lear’s mind as a problematic power; the storm as an image of a problematic power, which relates to the conflict within Lear; and furthermore the rebirth of Lear through self-revelation. Practice can make things perfect, but it is the passion that persuades them. In King Lear, Lear’s first phase of development is about his wild enthusiasm (passion). First and foremost of the play, Lear enters his castle and begins to discuss the division of Britain between his daughters: Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia. Lear says that he will handover his throne, but whoever expresses greater amount of their affection shall get the largest bounty; “Which of you shall we say doth love us most?” (1.1.52).
Whether because of the constraints of her society or because she is not fearless enough to kill, Lady Macbeth relies on deception and manipulation rather than violence to achieve her ends. Ultimately, the play does put forth a revised and less destructive definition of manhood. In the scene where Macduff learns of the murders of his wife and child, Malcolm consoles him by encouraging him to take the news in “manly” fashion, by seeking revenge upon Macbeth. Macduff shows the young heir apparent that he has a mistaken understanding of masculinity. To Malcolm’s suggestion, “Dispute it like a man,” Macduff replies, “I shall do so.