These statements both are saying that Shakespeare knows that he is breaking promises to possibly himself, his religion and others, by loving a married woman. Though he cannot put all the fault onto her, because his vows to love her were only there to exploit the love she was physically giving him. In connection to Shakespeare’s sonnet, Amy Winehouse’s You Know I’m No Good, she is singing about how she is the one in the committed relationship, yet cannot seem to stay loyal to her significant other. Winehouse may love him, but knows that she is not good for their relationship. In her chorus she sings, “I cheated myself / Like I knew I would / I told you I was trouble / You know that I 'm no good” (9-12).
As a tale which revolves around a forbidden romance, it is no surprise that in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, love is a prominent theme. In this book, love is an overpowering force. It not only drives the plot, but also forces the characters to make powerful life altering choices. As a result, all the members of the play have their own distinct view of love, whether it be benign or tragic. While Romeo and Lady Capulet already have differing opinions on many topics, their views contradict most on the purpose that love serves.
There are so many components that all come together to form a different feeling each time. This is why it may appear that Romeo and Juliet don’t ever experience true love. However, what Romeo and Juliet were feeling toward each other in Shakespeare’s play was still indeed love. Though they may be fictional characters they experience the same things as real people would. Consequently, the natural instincts that all humans have and chemicals naturally pumped into the brain to form feelings of passion could be expected to exist within these lover’s as well.
Even though Shakespeare does not make many themes as obvious as others throughout Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare chooses to introduce many universal themes with hidden meanings. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare introduces many obvious themes, but one of the themes that are not clearly stated is everyone fails everyone and don’t trust everyone. This theme suggests that not everything in Romeo and Juliet is all safe and understanding. For example, Romeo’s relationship with family more specifically parents the relationship is strained and distanced. Such as, parents not making an effort to be parents and pick and prod until learning what is wrong with Romeo.
Romeo’s longing for ideal love is the primary driving force behind most of his actions, that reveal themselves as impulsive and stupid. In the tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, mutual love and devotion are the main characteristics of Shakespeare’s ideal love. He also portrays the idea of lovers making sacrifices in order to be together, even if it means forsaking things that are valuable to their existence, including their lives. The individuals possessed by ideal love are not the only ones who are affected by it. In Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence’s first reaction to Romeo’s drastic change of “love” was shocking : “Holy Saint Francis, what a
What is love’s definition? Whether love’s description is passionate, serene, or vigilant, love’s outward appearance of how people see it ordinarily tends to be different than its true value of essence. Love is an intense feeling of deep emotions, a divine energy, and an activity that maintains a positive mood throughout someone’s day. Love may be difficult and hard to comprehend during specific times, but it is there to fight against anger and hate when needed. Throughout the beginning of “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare, there was more than enough sorrow from Romeo’s feelings for Rosaline that he could not bear.
She is not an assertive character. Although Hero is an appealing character, her decisions and inability to stand up for herself reflect that she is not a role model to follow. Hero’s inability to be verbally assertive is shown by her actions throughout the play, especially by her weak response to Claudio’s accusations. Throughout the play, Hero is acted upon rather than acting herself, which reflects a flaw in her character. An example of this is seen at the beginning of the play, when Margaret, Hero, and Ursula plan to gossip about Benedick, and Hero directs Margaret to fool Beatrice, “Whisper her ear and tell her I and Ursula/ Walk in the orchard…”(III.I.65-70), instead of doing it herself.
Unlike the other text, in “Rewrite the Stars” one of the characters could care less about social boundaries while the other one abides by them. This shows the difference in the characters. Although the love and societal problems are still there, both stories still have different plot lines since in one the characters are not willing to see the attraction between the both of them while in the other, they both have the common understanding that they are in love, but are not able to act upon it. Another fact that ties into the plot is the that the characters in both texts face different challenges, in the novel the characters face religious differences while in the song both characters face racial differences.These two texts have different characters which change the way the text is written and although they both have the same theme the storyline is completely
Have you ever fallen in love with someone who has no interest in you and doesn’t love you back? Did that person suddenly start loving you out of nowhere? In A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, Helena’s hunger for love brings out a desperate side in her and takes her through interesting adventures with love. One can infer that Helena is hurt by love when she reacts to love in a foolish manner and remains skeptical about it even at the end of the play. The strong effects of love makes Helena a bit foolish and blind in the ways she reacts to it.
His friend, Claudio, was the exact opposite; he fell in love with Hero as soon as he laid his eyes on her. Don Pedro is also one of the characters who got to experience love. He does not fall in or out of love during the play by he does realize how important it is. Leonato and Don Pedro were discussing marriage when Don Pedro states about Beatrice, “I wish she were in love with me instead. I would have thrown away all other considerations and made her my wife.” (2.3.140-143.)