When Juliet dies, the audience is left with wondering how Lord Capulet felt as he mourned for Juliet, especially after he disowned, disparaged, and deprecated his daughter, which just fueled the dramatic effect of Romeo’s and Juliet’s death. Shortly after, Shakespeare created another conflict in the family, except this time, it was with Juliet and her caretaker. Throughout the play, it has become apparent that Juliet loves Romeo greatly, which is why when the nurse says “I think it best you married with[Paris]./ O, he’s a lovely gentleman!/ Romeo’s a dishclout to him”, Juliet rushed to leave to the Friar. Before Romeo’s banishment, the nurse, who is the person that Juliet sees as her mother, sided with Juliet and even aided in their marriage; however, once Romeo was gone, her opinion of him changed, and to Juliet, it feels as if the nurse betrayed her. Again, Shakespeare's tearing their relationships apart made the play more dramatic in the end; however, with the nurse siding with Juliet’s parents in the marriage, it also seemed that
You have ambition (Macbeth), vengeance (Hamlet), impulsiveness (Romeo), paranoia (King Lear) and jealousy (Othello), for instance. 12 They both also make use of dramatic irony (i.e. we know that Oedipus has married his mother and that Juliet is still alive, but Oedipus and Romeo don't). Many times, the fatal flaw of the character will either result in his own death or the deaths of his family and loved ones. In some cases, the biggest punishment a main character can get is to still be alive at the end of the play and have to live with what he's done.. SUMMARY Basically, the similarities are that the characters start off doing quite well but end up not doing well at all, although in Greek Tragedy they are usually miserable and in Shakespearean they are usually dead.
As simple as the characters were, the situations arousing in the play became more complexed as scenes passed by. What led to the trouble and chaos in the play also led to the solution in the end, when Claudio and Don Pedro were deceived into thinking by Don John that Hero was unfaithful. That very same idea also solved the problem in the end when Leonato, Hero’s father, deceived Claudio by making him believe that she is dead and that it is his duty to clear Hero’s name by reading out on her tomb and marrying the said niece who looks just like Hero. Again the plotting against own is present where the said niece turns out to be Hero and she comes back to life again. Shakespeare, no doubt, solves almost
He is blind and unfair as a father and as a ruler. He desires all the trappings of power without the responsibility which is why the passive and forgiving Cordelia is the perfect choice for a successor. ( Foster Edward E.) The audience may feel alienated towards him at the start of the play considering his selfish and harsh treatment of his favorite daughter.As an audience, we soon feel sympathy for Lear despite his egotistical manner. He quickly regrets his decision and can be forgiven for behaving rashly
Twelfth Night surrounds itself with stories of love, but not all of them end with positive outcomes. The definition of tragedy written by Oxford Dictionary as: “A play dealing with tragic events and having an unhappy ending” (Oxford Dictionaries), and of comedy as: “A film, play, or broadcast programme intended to make an audience laugh.” (Oxford Dictionary), helps to differentiate between these different outcomes of love, some as tragic and others as positive or comedic. Keeping these definitions in mind will help to further develop the lack of comedy and presence of tragedy that surrounds the sub plot concerning Malvolio. Nancy Lindheim continues to broaden the themes produced in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Lindheim’s Rethinking Sexuality and Class in Twelfth Night, notes that “critics of course usually recognize that marriage is the desired closure for comedy”, (Lindheim, 680).
When you say your going to do something, you better do it. Words may indeed lie, but actions always tell the truth. In Shakespeare’s play Hamlet the protagonist Hamlet goes through numerous tragedies that cause him depression. His father dies, and his mother marries his uncle. This stress put on him is what essentially created his tragic flaw.
(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.
Upon seeing his wife, Oberon calls her a,“rash wanton,” which translates to a hasty willful creature (2.1.63). Oberon belittles Titania with words and actions in an attempt to gain not only the upper hand, but the Indian boy. It presents his capability to set aside emotion in order to get his way. When Titania refuses to hand over the Indian boy, Oberon becomes furious and plots his revenge by putting love potion on her eye (2.1.179-183). Oberon’s motive proves his willingness to perform any action for his benefit, even if it takes away from his wife.
“The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance” (Samuel Butler). In the play Antigone, written by Sophocles, Creon is the tragic hero due to his dramatic actions. By the end of the play, Creon’s error in judgement causes his downfall. His ignorance begins to fade away as he recognizes his mistakes, but is too late. His decisions led him down a path in which there was no return, sealing his fate.
‘Oh, please let’s get out.’” and Jay is left feeling hurt and betrayed, when in fact all that should have mattered to Jay is that Daisy loves him now (142). Obsession is present in Ophelia and Hamlet’s in a different way than in Jay and Daisy’s. Hamlet’s obsession with revenge ultimately leads to the death of Ophelia. By allowing Ophelia to believe that Hamlet is insane and killing Ophelia’s father, Polonius, without thinking, Hamlet’s obsession with revenge causes not only the downfall of Ophelia and Hamlet’s relationship, but also causes the emotional downfall of Ophelia, which leads to her untimely death. The romantic relationships of Daisy and Tom in the novel and Claudius and Gertrude in the play exhibit the destructive effects of adultery.
In William Shakespeare 's classic play, Romeo and Juliet, there are two families that have a bitter rivalry but, there is a little love in the air that ends with severe depression. There is one person to blame for letting the depression get worse. Friar Lawrence thinks that everyone should like each other and not dislike anyone. He also makes potions to change people and not letting time change them. Friar Lawrence is undoubtedly to blame for the tragic, depressing events that unfold the “loving” play, Romeo and Juliet.
Unexpectedly, the person who is to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet is the carefree Romeo. Romeo is mostly to blame because he was irresponsible and acted expressively. Romeo’s impulsive manner ultimately lead to the demise of his, Juliet’s, and many others. “Did my heart love till now? For swear it, sight!
/ It is not, nor it cannot come to good. / But break my heart…” (Shakespeare, I, II, 161-164), Hamlet demonstrates his disgust and consternation at how quickly his mother remarried to his own uncle, and, he immediately predicts that it will not end well for his family. In a like manner, in Ordinary People, Conrad’s family falls apart at the lack of each other’s support. An exceptional example which demonstrates this is, “We are a family aren’t we? And a family turns inward toward itself in grief, it does not go in separate directions, pulling itself apart” (Guest 127).
Claudio and Hero fall into a young love that they fall into easily. However, due to their lack of trust, suspense is built to sustain a plot. Just as the problem arises quickly, the complication is resolved just as simply with the marriage of the young lovers. Throughout the play, the relationship between Beatrice and Benedict serve as a comedic relief. There snarky replies are well crafted such as Benedict’s view on Beatrice’s replies: “she speaks poniards, and every word stabs: if her breath were as terrible as her terminations, there were no living near her; she would infect to the north star.” In the final act, audience find compassion that Benedict and Beatrice hate relationship settles to a love relationship.