Glorifying the 1920’s, F. Scott Fitzgerald captivates readers with his rich passages and vivid imagery depicting the iconic moments of romantic tragedy in The Great Gatsby. one of Fitzgerald 's more famous works of art, emphasising Gatsby 's life, that reflects parts of his own life. Daisy empitomizes the least moral in the novel, due to her lack of caring for her daughter, her affair with Gatsby, and her “fake” love for Tom. Her surroundings throughout the novel diversify the different mortality levels people exert. The “Golden Girl”, Daisy Buchanan, lacks in morality when it comes to caring for her daughter.
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, love and hate fall hand-in-hand. The oxymoron “This love feel I, that feel no love in this” demonstrates the sensation of love burning in Romeo, whilst annexing a mention of his struggle that Rosaline, the woman he seemingly loves, doesn’t reciprocate the same affection, indicating a prime example of a darker side to love (1.1.187). The oxymoron divulges a contradictory issue arising internally in Romeo. Shakespeare’s utilization of these oxymorons reveal that Romeo’s love indeed comes from an enemy family of his. As much as Romeo desires a perfect love life, his feelings of endearment perpetually battle with the supposed feelings of hate.
The theme that is most prevalent in this poem is familial dysfunction. Family can be defined as, “a group of people related by blood or marriage or a strong common bond, such as those descended from a common ancestor, or a husband, wife, and their children” (Medical Dictionary). Dysfunction’s definition is, “Failure to achieve or sustain a behavioral norm or expected condition, as in a social relationship” (Medical Dictionary). King Lear exhibits family dysfunction in his desire to be loved the most, and he puts his daughters to a test resulting in heart break and betrayal. King Lear decided it was time to divide his country between his three daughters.
In comparison to the rigid patriarchal society portrayed in “My Last Duchess”, Keats’ “La Belle Dame sans Merci” illustrates how the freedom of individual expression in the romantic period affects people’s perspective on love. While the narrative persona in “My Last Duchess” demands his wife to devote her love to him, the protagonist of “La Belle Dame sans Merci” devotes to the woman he loves even though the love is unrequited. This is evident through the repetition of the line “On the cold hill side.” throughout the poem. The noun phrase “cold hill” suggests that the knight is lonely and depressed when he waits for the woman solely, however unlike the narrative persona of “My Last Duchess”, he would not demand the woman to love him instead he would wait patiently until the day his affection towards her is accepted.
Happily Ever Never Love is an intense feeling of deep affection. In the Great Gatsby, true love seems as if it is a prevalent theme. As readers take a closer look, however, we are able to uncover that all this love, these characters long for, is unrealistic and a fantasy. Throughout the book F. Scott Fitzgerald uses the relationships of Daisy, Tom, Jay, and the rest of the characters to help readers understand the significance behind what others refer to as true love. Fitzgerald sets his story in the 1920s, an era of excessive entertainment, prosperity, and greed.
This is evidence of tension between Laertes and Hamlet and foreshadows the later confrontation between them. On the contrary, Hamlet feels romantic love for Ophelia. His love is supposedly so passionate that “Forty thousand brothers/ Could not with all their quantity of love” (V, i, 275-276) care for her as much as he does. Both Laertes and Hamlet carry their love to Ophelia’s grave. While at the grave, Laertes shows his brotherly love for Ophelia once more when he stands inside her grave and exclaims “Hold off the earth awhile,/
Romance comes in all different forms and sizes, and Calbert understands that along with these she apprends why people fall in and out of love. Falling in love has a sense of vulnerability that requires taking risks that people are “willing to fail, / why we will still let ourselves fall in love,” in order to sustain real love. Calbert ends her poem with listing the romances with her husband and vows, “knowing nothing other than [their] love” because that is all that matters to her
Romeo and Juliet, is a catastrophe composed by William Shakespeare from the get-go in his profession around two youthful star-crossed lovers whose passions eventually accommodate their quarreling families. Romeo and Juliet, like Sleeping Beauty in the Woods are a prime examples of secrecy, love gone wrong and the possibility of them having a mental illness. Due to biological processes pertaining to love, it may be referred to as a mental illness, based off of how the brain of opposing sexes react to this emotion, because of love, society takes different outlooks on life. If one has a bit of background information on this topic, he or she can make up his or her own mind on the issue.
Hamlet a tragic play written by William Shakespeare is most commonly known as the main character avenging his father, King Hamlet’s death. Deep under the surface of Hamlet’s trials and tribulations lies his lustful love connection with Ophelia. Residing in Denmark, a young woman named Ophelia lives under the household of Polonius and is the sister of Laertes. As Ophelia struggles with the expression of her thoughts and emotions, her voice is trampled by a patriarchal society. Her male influences coupled with the lack of female attention she receives lends itself to a term that is known as “Ophelia Syndrome” or hysteria.
In Geoffrey Chaucer’s epic poem “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” and Giovanni Boccaccio’s “Federigo’s Falcon” illustrate what love is to a woman. Both works emphasize an ongoing theme of sacrifice. Boccaccio’s story dwells on a man sacrificing things he loves to prove he is worthy of a woman’s love using dramatic irony, while Chaucer uses power as a sacrifice for safety. Both works of literature depict sacrifice as a way to get what you want, ultimately losing what you love. Boccaccio presents a lusty knight flaunting his power and looks, when he takes the power from a virgin maiden it only made his power excel. .
After the two lovebirds first meet, Romeo recognizes, “[His] life is [his] foe’s debt,” (1.5.32). Once Romeo unveils Juliet as a Capulet, he grasps that their young love includes a heavy price to pay for its continuation and that his life remains in the hands of his enemy. Not only the families, but also the
The most prominent concept of courtly love is shown by Arcita and Palamon falling in love with the same woman. According to the rules of courtly love, it is acceptable for two men to love one woman, although it will cause much strife between the two. When Palamon overhears Arcita complaining about how much he loves Emily, he jumps out at his cousin stating, “Arcita, oh you traitor wicked, / Now are you caught, that crave my lady so…/ Either I shall be dead or you shall die.
The Ups and Downs of Young Love In acts 1 and 2 of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, young love consumes people on a roller coaster of contrasting emotions and senseless decisions in the blink of an eye. Romeo aches for his first love Rosaline, who tears his heart out from within, generating Romeo to feel a gaping hole in his chest and heaps of depression. Additionally, Romeo fortunately encounters another love, Juliet, an enemy of his, and will proceed through irrational acts to demonstrate his undying affection for her. The act of young love shatters as Rosaline slashes Romeo’s heart out of his chest, producing sorrow and depression to overcome his feelings of delight that he once partakes for her.
Love is an important and dependable topic. Exploring the experiences of love in different surfaces and how it is experienced in different people. The topic of love spreads throughout the play as the central characters go through the phases of their relationships. Love is important because, it’s a natural part of life. The ups and downs in relationship between Hero and Claudio and Beatrice and Benedick as Shakespeare uses the idea of love to show us how essential trust and loyalty are in any relationship.
The love story of “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare is a very powerful and delicate piece of literature that shows much emotion. The emotion and expression that is created can be described in many ways like angry, sadness, and others. Techniques used to develop this play are things like “big but words”, lists from the speaker, and full stops. It is developed through emotion and hardship. There is many downfalls in the play.