” In this passage, Romeo says many religious terms such as holy, shrine, gentle, sin, blushing, pilgrims, this portrays that Romeo and Juliet 's love is very innocent and pure as there are many religious allusion. Nevertheless, it is also very physical as this entire dialogue is about a kiss. Thus, Shakespeare shows that their love is purely physical attraction, yet it is also quite innocent. In addition, the Nurse and Mercutio believe love to be about sexual desire and thus temporary. For example, in scene 4 of Act 1, Mercutio tells Romeo about Queen Mab, “This is the hag, when maids lie on their backs, /That presses them and learns them first to bear, / Making them women of good carriage.” In this speech, Mercutio describes love to be a delusion and very sexual.
Depicted as the handsome bachelor of the play, Cassio is highly respectful and seemingly flirtatious to all women naturally, which serves as the fuel for Iago’s malicious scheme in the play. Regardless of how these men are interpreted on the surface, Shakespeare distinctly outlines how the Venetians view the roles of women in their time, which is that men are to be ultimately superior to women, and women are basically idle objects for men (Iyasere, 2009). Throughout most of the play, Othello appears to have admirable respect for his wife Desdemona, as he is open and sincere about his love for her in the presence of every character. Indeed, Desdemona seems to be treated as most women desire to be treated and loved by their husbands. Othello courageously stands his ground and professes his love for Desdemona when he is approached by Brabantio and his men about their elopement (Shakespeare, 2014).
Three Lover for One Beloved: Rosalind in Shakespeare’s As You Like It Shakespeare’s As You Like It is a play that puts several women in its centre. Three of these women, Rosalind, Celia, and Phebe, with one male character, Orlando, form an interesting group of lovers who form different romantic pairs in the matter of gender and sexuality. Rosalind, as the one person who explores different genders and gets involved with both sexes, is at the core of these unusual pairings. First, as a woman, with Celia experiences something closer to a homosexual relationship, falls in love with a man in the process, and gets the attention of a woman, Phebe, while posing as a man. The last part gets even more unusual when considered her “act” gets rather feminine in front of Phebe, and that is potentially what gets her attention.
At the beginning of the play, the young lovers' behavior reverses common gender conventions – Romeo acts in a way that his friends call feminine, while Juliet exhibits masculine qualities. Romeo is by no means an archetypal Elizabethan man; he is disinterested in asserting his physical power like the other male characters in the play. Instead, Romeo chooses to stew in his pensive melancholy. On several instances, Romeo's companions suggest that his introspective behavior is effeminate. On the other hand, Juliet exhibits a more pronounced sense of agency than most female characters in Shakespeare's time.
All of them cheat. They’re all wicked!” This shows that the Nurse states her opinion in situations that don’t “help out”. She is saying to Juliet what she thinks about most men even though it won 't particularly help Juliet. Moreover, the Nurse also plays a vital role in Romeo and Juliet as a result of her comic relief all throughout the play. Why did William Shakespeare even add comic relief?
In the following sections I shall discuss this statement with regards to the three above mentioned tragedies. Kenneth Muir famously remarked that “There is no such thing as Shakespearian tragedy: there are only Shakespearian tragedies” (12). Language in Romeo and Juliet, Othello and King Lear Many critics have noted and focused on the use of poetic language and the imagery (esp. Fire and light) in Romeo and Juliet. The play is full of metaphors and symbols.
Hamlet brings to go on and talk about how much her and how beautiful she was. He then tells her he doesn’t love her, but it can be assumed that he said so because Hamlet knew they were being watched by Pulonious, asking Ophelia where her father was. Hamlet has shown many instances where he would fake an act just to confuse others. Another instance is when he quotes “never doubt I love” (II.ii.127). He tells her despite all the false things happening around them, his love for her was a genuine.
It is the East and Juliet is the sun!… It is my lady. O’ it is my love!” (Shakespeare 403). After a brief dance and a short conversation with Juliet, he already declares her his love. He feels happiness to have found someone other than Rosaline; someone who could potentially love him back, so he stretches out that happiness and turns it to what he believes is love, when moments ago he was so focused on someone else. This justifies Romeo’s unstable feelings bouncing from one thought to another.
Final Analysis of Much Ado About Nothing In the film Much Ado About Nothing, which is one of Shakespeare’s comical plays, it talks about the complications within the lives of the characters and their road to achieving happiness. These complications arise within the relationships of Hero and Claudio, who fell in love at first sight and Beatrice and Benedick, the lovers that despise each other but fall in love in the last act. The fact that Claudio’s and Hero’s relationship is based on each other’s appearance is proven when Claudio said to Don Pedro “O, my lord, When you went onward on this ended action, I looked upon her with a soldier’s eye, That liked but had a rougher task in hand, than to drive liking to the name of love”. Considering this, Claudio and Hero relationship ends happily in the play, but I think later on there will be complications because they only like each other based on looks and nothing else. That is not how love works because you need to interact with each other more instead of just staring at one another; you need to talk about your ambitions for the future, goals in the relationship and what you want to accomplish together.
Like Jane and Bingley 's marriage, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy 's was also based on love. Elizabeth ' character was very intellectual, and friendly, however Mr. Darcy 's was antisocial, he also had a strong sense of pride (opposites do attract). In the beginning of the novel, Elizabeth did not like Mr. Darcy that much, and he also shared the same feelings. She thought he was an arrogant and rude man, while he thought she was "tolerable". But as we proceed reading, we could see that he slowly starts to fall in love with her, and how he would give up his status and reputation to marry her.
Much Ado About Nothing is a timeless tail about two soldiers who fall in love with nobles daughters, and the hardships they face to be together. The play emphasizes the theme of pride and jealousy, and accentuates the ramifications of the character 's actions. When comparing different versions of plays, you have to consider many aspects including the setting, language, and film techniques of the play. After watching both the Branagh version and the modern versions of the Shakespeare 's play, Much Ado About Nothing, I would have to say that the Branagh version was by far the best, after considering these components. For example, in the Branagh version the director did an excellent job of matching the language and costumes to the setting.