Norma shuts the doors of her gargantuan mansion to the outside world and lives in the glory of her past. King Lear decides to let his daughters bide for his love in order to encourage his ego. Of course, every action has an equal and opposite reaction. These decisions led to seclusion from society and the ones they loved. King Lear and Norma’s microcosms were based on distorted perceptions and caused the discrepancy between their old fashioned ways and their modern societies.
Hamlet describes vividly his disgust for his mother, Gertrude, in his first soliloquy in the first act of this play. The queen has just remarried to her deceased husband’s brother, Claudius, in a short amount of time. Enraged by this rash decision of the queen’s, Hamlet shouts, “Frailty, thy name is woman!” (Shakespeare). Hamlet drives himself crazy mourning over his mother’s decision to marry Claudius.
Petruchio and Katherine are two characters in Shakespeare ’s play “Taming of the Shrew”. Petruchio was a single man with money running out looking for a rich wife. There was a situation between Katherine and her sister Bianca. Bianca couldn’t get married until Katherine did.
To accomplish this, Iago and Roderigo woke Brabantio and advised him of his daughter’s deceptive ways. The two thought doing so would discredit Othello, thereby having him stripped of his position and leading to an annulment of the marriage. The Duke thwarted their plans by confronting Othello at the behest of Brabantio. Othello explained the circumstances of
This bond between Romeo and Juliet, fortified by Friar Lawrence and his hubris, causes a serious issue when Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin, challenges Romeo to a duel. Romeo refuses to fight as they are now family by marriage and says, “… But love thee better than thou
Self expression is a crucial component for happiness, and the inability to do so would drive anyone mad. In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Hamlet is furious with his uncle for murdering his father and wants to avenge his father’s death, but he fails to act on all presented opportunities, and, instead, unintentionally causes many other people’s deaths. This classic tragedy is world-renowned. Yet, many people do not know the characters well, especially not Ophelia. She is viewed by the audience as a feeble woman, who is hopelessly in love and incapable of making her own decisions.
“O Fortune, Fortune! All men call thee fickle./If thou art fickle, what dost thou with him.” (3.5.60-61). Juliet questions how men are calling her fickle and dedicating her life and her fate. She is referencing how her father, and thus the feud, have decided that she is not to marry a Montague, and instead suitor.
Here Juliet means that when she learned Romeos name it was too late, she has fallen under a spell of love. There are a few negative thoughts about Romeo and Juliet’s forbidden relationship. Friar Lawrence even warns Romeo to be careful about the marriage of him and Juliet “These violent delights have violent ends” (Shakespeare 856). Friar means that this is a marriage between these two families filled with hatred along with this history between them, the happy couple won’t last for long, and surely this will end badly. Romeo is impulsive, not only when he kisses Juliet, but also when he talks to Tybalt “Tybalt, the reason that I have to love the doth much excuse the appertaining rage” (Shakespeare 865).
If this feud of the Montagues and the Capulets never happened one one would have ever died, the story would be about something completely different. One of the most ironic things about this story is that they don't even know why they are fighting against each other. Lord Capulet is responsible why the story, Romeo and Juliet, ended the way it did because of his views on marriage, his haste, and the relationship with the Montague family. SInce the father of juliet, Capulet, wanted juliet to marry all of the sudden it made juliet want to commit suicide which did not help the situation at all. His haste also was a big factor in the marriage because it was part of the reason why juliet want to kill herself.
Bianca – She is the sister of Katharina and is complete anti-thesis of her sister. She is the one suitor’s line up for but due to the ridiculous condition put up by Baptista, they cannot. She is shown to be submissive and materialistic qualities of her which are despised by her sister
“Suitors plague my mother-against her will-/… By god, it’s intolerable, what they do-disgrace,/ my house a shambles!” (Homer. 2. 55- 68) is an excerpt from Telemachus’ speech to rid the suitors. He literally tells the suitors that they are leeches and they lack the guts to properly ask for his mother’s hand in marriage by asking her father.
Many times it is not because of age that the mind goes crazy, but the length of time a sane mind is kept in an unhealthy environment. The authors use the adjunct characters in both King Lear, by William Shakespeare, and Sunset Boulevard, by Billy Wilder, to indicate why the main characters, Lear and Norma, are so delusional. Comparing the two we can see a pattern of “loyalty to a fault” that, in the end, leads to the main characters’ downfalls. Examining King Lear, we can see that Kent is responsible for King Lear’s delusion of power. In Sunset Boulevard, Max is to blame for Norma’s false sense of pomp.
Lear is deceived by his two daughters Goneril and Regan. During the pageantry, both Goneril and Regan provide flattering answers as to how much they love Lear. This is the deception itself in that Goneril and Regan do not love Lear, but rather power. After the pageantry, when Goneril and Regan are alone and the two discuss their fathers behaviour, Goneril proposes, “we must do something, and i’ th’ heat’” (1.1.336). Goneril wishes to take action right away in as Lear is senile and vulnerable.