Lysander told that he was as good and as rich as Demetrius, but Egeus wouldn’t listen. Egeus told that if Hermia wouldn’t marry Demetrius, she would die: this was the law of Athens and his right as her father. The duke agreed that Hermia had to obey her father. Since Lysander was not satisfied with the duke’s decision, he came up with a plan. He and Hermia could escape from Athens and its unjust laws by running away to his widowed aunt's house.
She does this by questioning Macbeth’s manhood, “It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way” (Shakespeare 1.5.15-16). She pushes him into killing King Duncan, “But screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we’ll not fail” (Shakespeare 1.7.60-61). This is a prime example of how humanism replaces religious values during the time of expansion in the Kingdom of England. Shakespeare wrote this play to demonstrate the shift in values and beliefs during this time period of which he was alive in
Men and women both have the capability to deceive each other; yet, in the fifteenth century, a patriarchal society would blame women the most when it comes to dishonesty. In “The Wife of Bath's Prologue” and the “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” of The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer gives women the opportunity to defend their gender against the dominating male sex. Both texts describe the negative social views of women and how the Wife intends to correct them through her own gender perceptions plus the story of a young knight who learns the difference between truths and lies from a hideous, aging hag. Men should stop lying about women’s deception for both are equally capable; nonetheless, some lies are necessary for the truth to emerge, particularly,
In Hamlet, Queen Gertrude marries King Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle. In a way, Hamlet does feel betrayed by his mother’s marriage to her recently deceased husband’s brother. He feels as if she did not love his father, for if she did, she would have grieved longer. Through Hamlet and Queen Gertrude’s relationship and interactions, Shakespeare shows how even those closest to one can feel betrayed by actions and decisions that do not directly involve them. However, whether purposeful or not, Shakespeare does only portray familial betrayal.
“Without you, I am torn like a sail in a storm,” insists We the Kings in their song, “Sad Song”. Romeo is a Montague, Juliet is a Capulet, their families are enemies, but this won’t stop them from being with each other. During this time and age for women, their father’s would choose their husband for them, and they have to obey their command. However, Juliet doesn’t obey her father, and falls in love with a man named Romeo. Being separated for Romeo and Juliet only makes their connection fow stronger.
Lear, being oblivious of his daughter’ plan, believed her words and gave her one-third of his land and power (which later on became one-half because of Cordelia’s banishment). This just shows that Goneril will do anything, such as fool her father into thinking that she loved him as much as what she professed, in order to become more powerful. Once Goneril led half of the kingdom’s power, Lear was to live in each of his daughters’ castles, alternating between Goneril and Regan’s land after one month. In 1.3, Lear was staying at Goneril’s place, and the latter is annoyed at him, for the reasons stated in these lines: “By day and night he wrongs me. Every hour he lashes into one gross crime or other that sets us all at odds” (5-6).
Celia proves that she is not like her father, who banished his brother, Rosalind’s father, for the sake of gaining power. This is shown as Celia tells Rosalind “… what he hath taken away from thy father perforce, I will render thee again in affection” (As You Like It I.ii.17-8). Celia finds it important to prove to Rosalind that she is not like her father, despite the fact that they have grown up together and therefore Rosalind would be aware of this. This shows Celia’s innocence and generosity as she prefers having the support of her cousin than to be the sole heir to the kingdom, and finds it necessary to let Rosalind know so. By doing this, Shakespeare also shows how dependent Celia is on Rosalind, suggesting that she is unwilling to continue without her.
The theme of love was shown in the two short stories, “The Knight’s Tale” and “The Wife of Bath” are two different ways so that Chaucer’s audience would have multiple different stories to help find their true meaning of falling and love. As humans, we are surrounded by love for the moment of conception, for not only our parents are in love; our parents love us too. We are wired so that we are constantly searching for the everlasting feelings of being in love with someone, Chaucer assists readers on the journey of finding true love. Some people in life resist love, others take advantage of it, and some people even reject the idea of being in love, but as humans, we strongly desire the feelings and emotions that are connected with being in love. So to answer the ongoing question of what the correct way to fall in love is, falling in love is like riding a bike you have to keep moving to find what balances
When polonius finds out about the little love fling they have going on it absolutely infuriates him causing him to band Ophelia from seeing prince Hamlet. As the obeying and loyal daughter ophelia is she obeys her father's wishes. “ Then weigh what loss your honor may sustain If with too credent ear you list his songs, Or lose your heart, or your chaste treasure open To his unmastered importunity. Fear it, Ophelia. Fear it, my dear sister, And keep you in the rear of your affection, Out of the shot and danger of desire.
Goneril and Regan who is the daughters of King Lear are similar with Gloucester’s son, Edmund. They are like pretending to love their father but actually they are just doing that to get what they want which is to acquire their father’s land and title. King Lear and Gloucester both have poor judgment. King Lear wasn’t able to see the love of Cordelia to him and the future plans of Goneril and Regan which is to make him miserable and to betray him while Gloucester is gullible with Edmund’s trick and fraud. The actors of the play were able to show what the characters is about and on how they express their emotions and acting.