“Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare entertains the audience through use of character, language and drama. The plot focuses on the theme of conflict and consequences, using deep characterisation, descriptive language and high drama to entertain. Act 3 Scene 1 focuses on a brutal feud between two enemies and Act 3 Scene 5 follows the patriarchal society’s approach to women marriage and societal expectations. Shakespeare forces the audience to engage with the idea of conflict and what it must have been like to live through this time. Shakespeare cleverly utilises a changing atmosphere in Act 3 Scene 1 to expertly entertain his audience.
has Romeo go to a party that the Capulets were having and while Romeo was in search for the girl he supposedly loved named Rosaline but while finding out that she was not there he found another girl he had lay his eyes on. Her name was Juliet: “If I profane with my unworthiest hand this holy shrine, the gentle fine is these: My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand to smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss . . . “ (Shakespeare act 1.scene 5. Line 91). While on the other hand identity crushes are way different from romantic crushes.
William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is a comedic play revolving around love with deceptive underlying schemes. One character, Don John, may initially be viewed as nothing more than a background character; however, when given more thought, the reader is able to confidently see how John’s role is essential to the plot. Despite being only in a small number of scenes, his scheme and motivation assist the reader in coming to the conclusion that John is, indeed, one that cannot be trusted. Throughout the play Much Ado About
At the beginning of the play, Mercutio suggests they go to the Capulet’s party to overcome Romeo’s infatuation with Rosaline, and Romeo responds with, “I’ll go along, no such sight to be shown,” (1.2.104) This proves it was his choice to go to the party that resulted in Romeo and Juliet’s meeting. If he did not go to the party, he would not have met Juliet, hence, neither of them would have died considering majority of the events in the tragedy was a result of their tryst. On top of that, when the play was approaching its conclusion, Romeo hears of Juliet’s death, buys poison from an apothecary, and says, “Come, cordial, and not poison, go with me To Juliet’s grave, for there must I use thee.” (5.1.88-89)
In this essay the following characters and features will be compared and contrasted: Mercutio and Benvolio, their differences and similarities, how they effected the play, how they participate in the feud. I choose these features because even though they are not “main characters” they still greatly influence the play. I will explain how they effected the play, how their personalities make them foils and how this in turn effects them as characters and everyone around them.
Today’s ever-progressive society is constantly updating the standards of all sorts of intangible, subjective ideals like love and what makes a man “masculine.” Although Shakespeare lived in the times where those ideas seemed to be pretty concrete and easily judged, his romantic comedies like Much Ado About Nothing challenged the standards of his time and paved the way for a more open-minded attitude towards these ideals. In this play full of trickery, farces and plenty of malapropisms, Shakespeare sends the character Benedick through a whirlwind of comedic situations that are finally resolved when he sacrifices his argumentative, “masculine” behavior and critical view of the world in favor of becoming whole through love because he, deep down, just wants to love and be loved in return- regardless of how “manly” he appears to be. Benedick values and cherishes those close to him, which allows him to renounce his bachelor ways and become a better man and lover because of it.
In William Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing many characters are compared and contrast as many are paired up. Two characters in particular who could be contrasted and compared are Hero and Beatrice. Hero and Beatrice are cousins and a very different from one another. However, as the play progresses and the characters begin to develop, some similarities between the two begin to show up. Leonato is Hero’s father while Beatrice has no parents.
Some evidence to support this argument would be this quote. " Romeo 's friends, who wish to see him lifted above his melancholy, urge him to stop philosophizing about his lost love and to seek another young lady as a new object of his affections." (Dupler 1). This quote is basically describing what is going on before Lord Capulet 's party starts. Essentially what is going on during this time is that Mercutio and Benvolio are forcing Romeo to go to a party so he can invest his time in a new girl instead of moping about Rosaline, who is the girl Romeo loved before.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a play about love, humor, and fairies that can alter feelings quite easily. Shakespeare had to use irony as a very big element in both comedies. The use of irony creates confusion which illustrates Shakespeare’s point about the madness of love and how messy life can get. In Twelfth Night dramatic irony was used as comic relief and to help the audience understand how the love triangle worked.
The most popular comedic device used in The Taming of the Shrew is witty language. Everyone bickers back and forth at each other for the entire play. The language is comical, bordering on outrageous sometimes. It keeps audiences intrigued that are reading for the romance and hoops in audiences that wouldn’t normally stick around for a strictly romantic play.
While Romeo was at the party, his main focus was on Rosaline. He even told many people that he was so in love with her that he got over dramatic when he knew that she didn 't love him back. The main reason Romeo took the risk to go to a Capulet 's party was just to impress Rosaline, but he did not have a clue who Juliet was until the night of the party. He fell in love with Juliet so fast because he said he love loved Rosaline. Also, right when he was still sad about Rosaline he became blinded with love when he saw Juliet.
Benvolio: Out of her favor. (1.1.163-166) In the play, Romeo was experiencing a one sided love, and to protect his heart, Benvolio told Romeo to look for a new companion. Though this may be a heartfelt and sad scene, Shakespeare used the pun to inject humor.
' The Glass Menagerie made its way to the top of the literary world as many critics gave the play an incredible review. The play was deemed, "The Memory Play," as it was depicted through of series of flash backs from the perspective of the main character, Tom Wingfield. The play is narrated by Tom, who also plays himself. By playing both parts, the memories he relives are shown the way he remembers, not in an objective manner.