This is exemplified when in Antonio’s dream of his birth, his father’s family further shares of how they want for Antonio to continue in his father’s vaquero legacy, and become a Márez, “Gabriel, they shouted, you have a fine son! He will make a fine vaquero!” (5). From the beginning of the book, it is shown how Antonio’s parents have colliding views on how Antonio’s legacy should be shaped. His mother wants for Antonio to become a priest to bring honor to the family, while his father wants for him to be a vaquero while staying true to himself. This can is shown when his mother says, “‘‘ You will be a Luna, Antonio.
Portia’s persistence in deceitfully compelling Bassanio to part with his ring reflects her belief that self interest warrants deceptiveness. Following Bassanio’s stern refusal to give his ring to the disguised Portia, she argues “if your wife be not a madwoman,/And know how well I have deserved this ring,/She would not hold out on the enemy forever/For giving it to me,” thus persuading Bassanio to send his ring to her (4.1.443-446). Remaining persistent despite Bassanio’s prior rejections, Portia both demonstrates her inclination to submit to her insecurities, and resembles the Devil in the biblical account of Jesus’ forty days in the desert. Through Portia’s persistence, Shakespeare seems to invoke the story of when Jesus “was in the wilderness forty days tempted of Satan,” as Portia incessantly asks Bassanio to depart with his ring, and even remarks that only a madwoman would chide the act (Mark 1:12-13). By aligning Portia with Satan because of her desire to test Bassanio, Shakespeare subtly prompts the audience to perceive her as flawed and self interested, thus insinuating that she is unfit to judge equitably.
In this scene, we learn that Antonia’s mother is ill, she blames herself for how her life has turned out, and her deplorable home life has become “normal to her. The most obvious and prominent take-away a reader may receive from this scene is the illness of Antonia’s mother, Patrice. This is incredibly significant to the story, as it has shaped Antonia’s entire life, as well as the lives of her brothers. As Antonia arrives home, it is evident (through inference) that her mother is not present, since no one is monitoring the quarreling boys. From just this alone, the reader may think that she has just gone out to the store or some other place.
In contrast, both Benvolio and Mercutio are Romeo’s friends, but when Romeo gets hurt from Rosaline, they choose two opposite ways to advise Romeo. Benvolio is maturer and more positive than Romeo, he suggests Romeo to find the right woman for him through comparison. He knows the meaning of life, the hurt of lovelorn can be reduced by finding another person. Love maybe important but there are still some things that more important than love, like family. Back to Mercutio, compared with Benvolio’s maturity, typically, Mercutio like a cynical aristocrat, he has nothing to worried about and usually use an ionic way to express his feeling.
Although they both are very friendly and caring people, Mercutio and Romeo differ in their feelings about love and how serious they take life. Throughout the whole play both Romeo and Mercutio were there for each other when in need of a friend or even just some comforting words. Mercutio always seems to say the right things to put Romeo back on track and in focus. While Romeo was relentlessly weeping over his unrequited love for Rosaline, Mercutio, with his wise and caring words said, “‘Why is not this not better than groaning for love? Now art thou sociable.
People know Benvolio as the beloved cousin, and friend of Romeo, but could he really be a “friend,” of Romeo when he caused him and his lover juliet to kill themselves? In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Benvolio often chooses to make bad decisions knowing the consequences, as well as kill 4 people just because he failed to help make the right choices for his friends. Benvolio is accountable for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because he often encourages Romeo to make rash decisions, knowing Romeo could get hurt. First of all, Benvolio was the one who introduced the idea of finding a new girl to love to Romeo, at the Capulet's feast. In act 1 scene 2, line 85, Benvolio is talking to Romeo about going to the Capulet's feast, Benvolio then says ¨at this same ancient feast of the Capulet's Sups fair Rosaline whom thou
When Mercutio’s buddy Romeo is getting over the fact that Rosaline will not love him back; Mercutio says, “If love be rough with you, be rough with love” (1. 4. P.27). Mercutio’s blunt statements may help Romeo snap out of his depression. However Mike Hardcastle states, "Unrequited love"—love that isn't reciprocated—can be one of life's most painful experiences, for both teens and adults.” (Hardcastle, Web) If Mercutio in "Romeo and Juliet" was portrayed differently instead of his apparent anti-woman, and his attitude towards love the audience would miss out on an important minor character.