Why do you think Shakespeare gives away the play’s ending in the Prologue? He wants the readers to read on to find out how the feud between the two households is resolved and since they foreshadow death we all want to see know how it happens to Romeo and Juliet. Scene I - The Opening Brawl The very first scene of Romeo and Juliet is a brawl - why do you think that this start to the play is effective? It starts from two servants having a slightly aggressive conversation which leads to a fight and rapidly escalates as more and more people get involved finally the Prince comes to calm down the matter. It’s effective as it clearly shows the tension between the two opposing households.
Irony impact’s Sophocles’s Oedipus the King by developing characterization, exposing a theme, and appealing to an archetype. The irony in Oedipus the King helps to develop the character of Oedipus throughout the play. It accomplishes this by the situational irony of his situation. For instance, Oedipus says, “I take the son’s part...I’ll find the hand that [killed Laius]”(Sophocles 251-255). He says this in a passionate speech about how he will save the city, but later regrets his rash words.
Throughout the tragedy, the reader is lead to assume that the aspiration is sent from hell due to general Shakespearean ways. The reader witnesses Hamlet 's internal struggle and is quickly persuaded by the ghost to believe his tale of the death of Hamlet 's father. This scene is what sparks revenge and leaves Hamlet going mad. Also, take in consideration the credibility of his source of information. While Hamlet has no doubt that the information provided is accurate and significant, so to allow the actions taken in the book to occur as they did.
William Shakespeare wrote his play, Romeo and Juliet, to identify conflicts in the good and evils will we find in ourselves. Romeo and Juliet undergo challenges that test their undying love. These challenges take the form of poisons figuratively and literally. This constant battering of opposing forces causes the characters to be justifiably weary. As in a “The Boy who Cried Wolf” scenario, the characters of Romeo and Juliet have a reason to be feeling wary.
Hamlet states “this is most brave, that he, the son of a dear father murder’d, prompted to his revenge by heaven and hell, must like a whore unpack his heart with words and fall a-cursing like a very drab, a scullion!” (Act 2 Scene 2, Lines 569-575) Hamlet is tormented by his inability to physically confront Claudius and that he resorts only to words. Hamlet shortly after contemplates whether or not it “‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings of arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them.” (Act 3 Scene 1, Lines 57-60) Hamlet questions if his revenge is worth the agony of his sanity or if he should take a stand against Claudius. This question is manifested in the popular phrase: “to be or not to be, that is the question.” (Act 3 Scene 1, Line 56) How Hamlet’s revenge is affecting the interactions between individuals is clearly indicated by the conversations Polonius has with Claudius. Polonius spews all of his suspicions concerning Hamlet such as his stealing of Ophelia’s heart and his alleged “madness” to Claudius. Polonius falsely believes that “the origin and commencement of Hamlet’s grief sprung from neglected love.” (Act 3 Scene 1, Lines 177-178) Claudius believes the lies Polonius speaks which explains the varied perceptions each character has of Hamlet’s behaviour: Gertrude doesn’t want to believe that Hamlet is mad, Claudius is legitimately concerned for Hamlet, and Polonius is enraged by Hamlet’s advancements towards Ophelia.
Romeo says that she doesn’t want to fall in love and he says that she beautiful and has lovely eyes, but she is sadly a vrigin and vowed it. Romeo also mentions that Rosalina will die with beauitful, and her beauty will die with her. No matter how hard Romeo tried Rosalina wouldn’t get impressed. One of the personification found in Romeo and Juliet was If love be rough with you, be rough with love. Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down (Act 1, Scene 4, Page 2).
I know what need brings you: this sickness ravages all of you. Yet sick as you are not one of you suffers a sickness like mine” (68-72).This is one of the beginning lines in Oedipus the king where he is giving the audience a clue showing that the plague is part of the conflict. “Tell me the source of our trouble. How do we cleanse ourselves? By banishing a man or killing him.
Hamlet suspects his mother played a part in the death of King Hamlet and is filled with anger and vengeful thoughts. For most of the play, he has contemplated suicide and questioned his actions. He decided not to kill Claudius as he was praying and this makes him feel as though he has failed in his quest for revenge. Hamlet wants to show Queen Gertrude the error in her decision to marry Claudius and tells his mother: Come, Come, and sit you down; you shall not budge; You go not till I set you up a glass; Where you may see the inmost part of you. The
I heard the owl scream and the crickets cry”, which suggests the signs of anxiety. It also demonstrates how uneasy she is about the murder, and the sounds she is hearing are the inauspicious signs of punishment and death. Their relationship reaches a turning point when Lady Macbeth says, “My hands are of your colour, but I shame, To wear a heart so white” – Lady Macbeth is criticising her husband’s lack of manliness and composure. Prior to the murder of Duncan, Macbeth is a very affectionate and caring husband; however, towards the end of the play he transfigures into a tyrant, showing no sorrow, misery or emotion for her death, even though Macbeth is more than aware that she’d become a childish, yet ambitious
In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Shakespeare creates facades for the historical figures he uses as characters. The audience knows the intentions of most characters and watches while characters fail due to the flaws they were aware of all along. This failure of noble characters makes this play a tragedy. In order to remain strong to the citizens of