“The lovers want to live in union; the death-dealing feud opposes their desire” (Kahn 185) and the play suddenly turns into a tragedy. Thus, the feud plays a crucial role in the dramatic development of the play. Firstly, it is the feud which causes Tybald to kill Mercutio, as “To Tybald, a sword can only mean a challenge to fight, and peace is such a word” (Kahn 174). Furthermore, due to this conflict Romeo murders Tybald in order to take revenge for his friend’s death and in this way according to Paster he bothers the completion of his secret marriage with Juliet
Despite this awful scene their affair continuous due to the fact that Myrtle is obsessed with the plan of escaping from her marriage. The another messed up relationship is between Gatsby and Daisy. Like Myrtle, Gatsby wants to become a part of the high social class and escape from the name tag of “New Money”. Gatsby falls in love with Daisy and her wealth that she represents. He becomes obsessed with her in a level that he would cover up and take full responsibility for all of her misbehavers.
Abigail’s jealousy is what ultimately drives her to the edge of reason. Abigail’s intense jealousy is exemplified in Act II lines 162-168 when John and Elizabeth are discussing the situation.“It is her dearest hope, I know it. There be a thousand names; why does she call mine? There be a certain danger in calling such a name—I am no Goody Good that sleeps in ditches, nor Osburn, drunk and half-witted. She’d dare not call out such a farmer’s wife but there be monstrous profit in it.
However, Mercutio's rash, emotionally driven response is a poor response, not only because fighting on the streets breaks the Prince’s newly decreed law, but also because it leads to his own death. His death sparks vengeance in Romeo which gets him exiled for killing tybalt, and inspiring the Capulets to wed their Daughter,
This is particularly apt when considering Carter’s use of gustatory imagery ironically depicting the Marquis as a ‘connoisseur’ and ‘gourmand’ which adds to his sadistic lifestyle and so symbolises control through stripping her with ease like ‘stripping leaves off an artichoke’ and resembling the pornographic image of ‘Rops…Reproof of Curiosity’ sexualising the image of women. Perhaps, Carter presented the Marquis as a ‘connoisseur’ recycling gender stereotypes; the men with their eyes set on women and the women being passive. In addition, she is always forced to wear a collar of rubies with the simile ‘red ribbon like the memory of a wound’ echoes the violent images of cut throats and the guillotine which ironically resembles the tragic end of the previous wives hence almost an invitation to
This tale is based on the Celtic Sovereignty myth about a king marrying a goddess who initially appeared to be hideous, but with the willing kiss from the king, turned into a beautiful woman. In Sir Gawain, the knight is being tested to see if he will choose virtue and chastity or the beauty and promiscuity of the Lady of the Castle. If Sir Gawain had his way with the Lady of the Castle, he would have been killed because like the animal hunts, Gawain is prey to the Lady, who puts his chivalry, loyalty, and chastity to the test by trying to seduce him. Through this romantic litmus test, Sir Gawain is being tested to see if his moral values can withhold challenges such as the temptation of beauty. Morgan Le Fay creates this challenge to test Arthur’s knights and how strong their principles are.
This can be seen in the “future” blood feud between the Heatho-Bards and the Shieldings. Although Freawaru is married to Ingeld to heal for peace, as it is “hoped this woman will heal old wounds/ And grievous feuds”, the divide created by a blood feud and the resentment that is harbored is so great that the marriage does little as can be seen in the lines: “But generally the spear/ Is prompt to retaliate when a prince is killed,/ No matter how admirable the bride may be/[...]a passionate hate/ Will build up in Ingeld and love for his bride/ Will falter in him as the feud rankles”. As the only ways to successfully stop a blood feud are through a significant amount of deaths or paying a significant amount of money, it signifies the strictness of dealing with blood feud in these societies’ cultures. Otherwise, a marriage (which is no light matter) would typically suffice in joining two former enemies into an
Jack ordered his hunters to “tie them up”. This is an imperative sentence to show that Jack is giving his hunters firm commands. This treatment towards Ralph and his friends is savagery, similar to that of a captor and his victim which strongly contrasts to his friendship with Ralph at the start of the book. Despite Ralph shouting in desperation for him to stop, Jack still told his hunters “Go on. Tie them.” The relationship worsened to the point of no return when Jack goes on a killing hunt for Ralph.
He also underlines that people have personal motives to accuse other because of their biases. Another example of this is in act III, when Proctor confesses to his act of adultery in order to save his wife from death, “God help me, I lusted and there is a promise in such sweat...My wife is innocent” (102). Proctor is attempting to accuse Abigail of faking all the accusations and affiliations with the devil because he knows that Abigail longs to remove Elizabeth from his life. His admission of adultery conveys his feelings of guilt and extreme love towards his wife Elizabeth. Proctor exudes ethics even when it damages his own
This indication of individuality suggests how he is the protagonist who disturbs the smooth social workings of his community. He asserts his own will against the rules of the community and brings tragedy upon all of the families to which he belongs or to which he is dramatically connected. He is driven by deep passion, as his furious travels by horse to and from the Bride’s house demonstrate. Leonardo’s fateful decision to deny the bonds of matrimony in favor of his abiding desire for the Bride occurs only when the Bride is certain to be married to another. This suggests the manner in which Leonardo’s actions are motivated by possessiveness, where as long as the Bride belongs to no other, Leonardo can tolerate their separation.