William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is one of the most famous tragic plays written between 1594 and 1595. Romeo and Juliet is a play that portraits the force of authority and power in the face of love and happiness. Many Critics classify this play as a true tragedy because of the way it is created. Aristotle defines tragedy as " an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude; … with incidents arousing pity and fear" (Else 224). People often read Romeo and Juliet as just a romantic play, but to be more accurate this play is a real romantic tragedy.
In the play “A Midnight Dream” composed by William Shakespeare, he ponders on a quote, “that course of true love never did run smooth” (I.I.134), emphasizing that love is complicated and is not easy. The idea that love is complicated is shown through the many plays that Shakespeare composed like “Much Ado about Nothing.” In Much Ado about Nothing one can correlate the quote from “A Midnight Dream” to the love scenes between Claudio and Hero and Benedick and Beatrice. Those scenes contain the desire to love one another but complications imped them to love as shown, “Marry, once before he won it for me with false dice; therefore, your grace may well say I lost it”, demonstrating the complicated love story between Benedick and Beatrice (ii.i.265-266). Where they are hiding their feelings due to complications and secretly love one another.
Shakespeare incorporates dramatic irony at this specific point in the rising action as a discrete message to the audience that even those who remain super close to Romeo and Juliet are not aware of their secret romantic relationships. Two of Romeo’s best friends remain ou of the loop and are not informed when the love-srtricken Romeo find love and gets married. The importance of this irony appears because the driving antagonistic force behind the tales presents itself as the lack of hate between the two families and how the two enemies fall in love, but the idea of enemies falling in love seems so ridiculous to Romeo’s closest friends that they still believe he yearns for Rosaline. Symbolism: the use of objects or facts to represent ideas or
Love at first sight is impossible because love only comes AFTER a couple knows each other for exactly who and what each other is. For example, Romeo swears to Benvolio and Friar Lawrence that he loves Rosaline, which he proves by describing her physical beauty. However, once he sees Juliet, he forgets that he ever knew Rosalline. He swears that he only loves Juliet, and that their love is real because she loves him back. How can either love the other when they know nothing about each other except what he/she looks like and how well he/she kisses?
Jeren Yong Mr. Todd Language and Literature, Writing to Compare Satire 10 January 2018 “The Importance of Being Earnest” VS. “Big Kiss” This play’s setting is in the Victorian society. Wilde is writing this play as a satire to emphasize the ridiculousness of the Victoria society. The author wants to say how stupid the people are; they only care about the social status of people.
Don John, the Prince’s brother, creates a plan to show Count Claudio that Hero is impure. Unlike the plan for Beatrice and Benedict, this plan is less complicated because Don John is only trying to help Claudio and not hurt him. Shakespeare uses this concept to show that men trust men but will not trust women. It also shows that men in this time period are willing to not marry someone due to their virginity and shame them. This shaming is shown in the wedding scene when Claudio says no to marrying Hero at the wedding and then goes on a rampage of anger destroying the wedding pews and mocking Hero in front of everyone.
How power is between both main marriages that occur in the play’s plot are both fascinatingly different and show two entirely different types of marriages between 2 sisters. Also, the power one woman has over 3 grown men who are madly in love with her. The power structure is built on the basis of love, whether that power is good or bad. This is almost a feminist type play, which is very forward for shakespearean play (minus the domestic abuse). Beyonce’s quote stating that power must be achieved ties into what the character Lucentio does in his attempts of marrying Bianca, he achieves the power that is marriage.
Alcée asks Calixta about marrying Bobinôt because he knows that although he and Caixta have a natural love for each other, they cannot be together because of their societal standards. Also, the author writes, “Calixta’s senses were reeling; and they well-nigh left her when she felt Alcée’s lips brush her ear like the touch of a rose” (431). This is yet another example of Calixta’s and Alcée’s forbidden love because they express such strong feelings for each other, but they cannot actually be together. After Bobinôt asks Calixta to kiss him, she says, “I don’t want to kiss you, Bobinôt, not today. Some other time.
Firstly, Friar Laurence married Romeo and Juliet knowing that their families hated each other and that it could end very poorly (Shakespeare 944-45). Friar knew this was a bad idea, but he continued with it and married the two. However, if he did not do this he would never be in trouble and Romeo and Juliet would then have to get married the ordinary way, thus, letting both families know. Next Friar decides to give Juliet a vial which will put her in a death-like state and sends a letter to Romeo about the plan, but it does not get to him (Shakespeare 993-1012). If Friar Laurence did not give Juliet the vial, Romeo would not kill himself because he thinks Juliet is dead.