Scene 2 line 1 of William Shakespeare 's Richard the 3rd takes one through the thoughts of King Edward. In this passage, King Edward was recently informed that he was the one to pull the trigger on the head of his brother, Duke of Clarence, George and how due to this, god would chastise him. Afterwards, Stanley makes a pitch to detain a single servant, thus infuriating the lord Edward. Suddenly, Edward is referring to his past relationship with George, and the sacrifices the duke of Clarence has made during the War of the Roses, so that king Edward is able to retrieve his current position. This scene is the début in the play of the character Edward, establishing his characteristics.
The word deceive is very significant in the play Othello by William Shakespeare. According to the Oxford English Dictionary deceive means, “to ensnare; to take unawares by craft or guile; to overcome, overreach, or get the better of by trickery; to beguile or betray into mischief or sin; to mislead”. The first way the word deceive is used in the play is by characters believing and exploiting the worst in Desdemona. She deceived her father when she married Othello but the other characters use that fact to try and convince Othello she is not as she appears to be. Iago is actually the true character that deceives everyone in the play.
Within both King Lear and “Leir of Britain,” Lear’s allusion to the wheel serves as the turning point towards his demise. While the downfall materializes in both works, however, Shakespeare’s addition of plot elements distinguish the two tragedies. Shakespeare’s King Lear features a parallel storyline of Gloucester and Edmund. In resemblance of Lear, Gloucester elects to trust one son over the other, Edmund over Edgar, respectively. Correspondingly, Edmund turns out to be unfaithful, while the loyal Edgar becomes poor Tom O’Bedlam.
Rylea Graham Ms. James Modern Brit Lit 10/3/17 Questionable Loyalty Shakespeare William eloquent play King Lear show betrayal and loyalty. An apocryphal note being sent from one brother to another asking to take over, sister bilking giving up their authority, and a sibling not getting the recognition for their true loyalty. This play knows how to cause drama with the loyalty and the absence of loyalty. Edgar’s loyalty to his father gets questioned because of a forged note.
Hamlet wants his mother to love him not Claudius. The quotes also shows Hamlet’s anger towards his mother remarrying. Hamlet’s feelings towards his mother in this quote also represents the Oedipus Complex. Hamlet also portrays the Oedipus complex when he states “Oh, throw away the worser part of it, And live the purer with the other half. Good night—but go not to mine uncle’s bed.
Lady Macbeth persuades and manipulates Macbeth by pointing out his insecurities successfully and pressuring him into murdering the king. Along with this, Lady Macbeth also questions Macbeth’s manhood and masculinity when he does not want to carry out the plan when she says “When you durst do it, then you were a man;//And to be more than what you were, you would//Be so much more the man” (Shakespeare 1.7.49-51). By saying these things, Lady Macbeth persuades her husband to believe that murdering the king will be his redemption from being a
Shakespeare shows that his parents know what to do in this situation by showing us what they do when Romeo almost gets killed. “(montague) Not Romeo, Prince; He was Mercutio’s friend./ His fault includes but what the law should end,/ The life of Tybalt./ (prince) And for that offense/ Immediately we do exile him hence” (3.2.193-197). This quote shows that they persuaded the Prince not to kill Romeo and only banish him. Thus keeping their son alive. Romeo's parents almost always seem to know what to do.
(Hamlet: I. ii). Shakespeare focuses primarily on the relationship between Lear, and the aged king and his daughters. Lear’s wish is to split his kingdom between his three daughters – after being assured of how much they love him. Shakespeare wanted to show the struggle between goodness and evil, inside of human and how evil changed man to behave bestially. Shakespeare’s King Lear, at the end, fulfil revenge, indeed, Lear divided his realm between two daughters instead three daughters because he followed flattery his two daughters.
While Hamlet is hesitant Laertes is brash and impulsive. He even states that in his confrontation with King Claudius “Let come what comes, only I 'll be revenged Most thoroughly for my father.” (4.5.148-154) Laertes does not do much thinking when it comes to avenging his father. The opposite is said about Hamlet who spends too much time contemplating whether he should avenge his father. They both were in the same situation but went about it very differently. In the final confrontation between Claudius, Laertes and Hamlet their colliding motives leads to the death of each person.
Likewise, Edmund lies to his father about the letter to gain his trust and ruin Edgar’s reputation. He says that the latter “is [Edgar’s] hand…but [he hopes] his heart is / not in the contents” (Shakespeare 1.2.69-70). Edmund deceives his father by pretending to be the good son who cannot believe that Edgar can plot against their
In this heated conversation, the King claims that Hal is up to no good; the King does not have confidence and assurance that he is fit to run a kingdom. Hal already knows how he should act but does not, so he can impress people like the King. He promises the King, “I shall hereafter, my thrice gracious lord, be more myself.” (III.2.92.) Hal’s plan to get into mischief before he changes disappoints King and ruins the potential for the King to be proud and assured that Hal will grow up to make use of, “the greatness of thy blood and hold their level.” (III.2.16). This engenders Hal to finally commence his new perspective on how to act, or perhaps one that he already knew was within him.