Is death worth proving love? In the play Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, all Romeo and Juliet do is try to prove their love to each other. A family feud between the Capulets and the Montagues continues to trail on, making Romeo and Juliet’s love forbidden, until death ends it all. Many are at fault such as: Juliet’s nurse that acts the messenger between the two teens, or Balthazar who goes behind Lord Montague’s back to keep the secret of Romeo and Juliet’s marriage. Nonetheless one person is at most to blame and his name is Friar Lawrence.
Another sonnet and contemporary pairing is, William Shakespeare’s sonnet 152 and Amy Winehouse’s You Know I’m No Good. In Shakespeare’s sonnet 152, he is writing about a man who is seemingly not in a committed relationship with anyone, but is having sexual relationships with a married woman. He is both frustrated with the position he is in, but wants to stay is this adulterous affair because he is a selfish man. The first line of the poem he states, “In loving thee thou know’st I am forsworn” (1). Then goes on to say, “I am perjured most / For all my vows are oaths but to misuse thee” (6-7).
In theory, this should have caused Juliet to feel pure hatred towards Romeo. Ironically, Tybalt 's death brought the couple even closer together in love. However, the Capulet family did not know of the secret relationship and wanted to put Romeo to his death. Tybalt 's death affected each member of the Capulet family and moved the plot closer to its tragic ending. As Tybalt 's legacy, Romeo was exiled from Verona, and for a time, could not see Juliet anymore.
Mercutio: My invocation is fair and honest. In his mistress' name I conjure only but to raise up him. (2.1.27-29) Mercutio’s witty statement provides an exquisite example of dramatic irony because he and Benvolio reference Romeo’s mistress, with Rosaline in mind, and they are oblivious to the fact that Romeo now loves Juliet. 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.
Othello is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, written in 1603. It is one of the Shakespeare’s later compositions as well as one of his most melodramatic, and emotionally filled play. It’s simplistic storyline place an emphasis on the impassioned, zealous and complex personalities each character possesses. He composed an impactful and powerful drama with the theme of marriage that symbolizes an ordinary household argument, but with theatrical adaptations, it creates a riveting, captivating and enthralling plot. Othello’s marriage between a Venetian lady - Desdemona, took place at the start of the play.
This could be considered as the other side of Iago that he sets aside from the public. Nonetheless, Iago is jealous of Desdemona and secretly wants to be with Othello. This notion, however, is strengthened when Othello finally gives Iago the lieutenant position and vows to kill Cassio, “In the due reverence of a sacred vow, I here engage my words…The execution of his wit, hands, heart, to wronged Othello's service! Let him command, and to obey shall be in me remorse, what bloody business ever…I am your own forever” (Act 3. Scene 4.
It is also not surprising that portrayed as an easy sexual target the poet’s mistress instigates the tumult in the love relations by becoming a lover of both main male characters. In such a way, adjusting the convention to the story in the sequence, Shakespeare alters the quality and doubles the number of the love objects and, as a consequence, instead of a simple straightforward love story describes relations in a love
Again, the fact that Friar John was quarantined shows how just the tiniest error, like going to the wrong friend to join you on a journey, can ruin all plans. (Shakespeare 5.2) In this scene, Friar Laurence explains how it’s very dangerous that the letter was not sent, as Romeo then has no idea that Juliet isn’t really dead and that she is faking her death. This, of course, leads to Romeo’s death, and then shortly after, Juliet’s death. What was supposed to be a plan to escape and live happily ever after as a married couple, goes horribly wrong and ends in the deaths of the two people the plan was made for in the first place. Another somewhat minor mistake that changes the future is Romeo and Juliet’s mistake to pursue their love.
"Did my heart love till now? forswear it sight! / For I ne 'er saw true beauty till this night." This quote only refers to how beautiful Juliet is ; Shakespeare 's choice of words confuse the audience, leading them to believe their love is only sexual and one-layered. Romeo evolving also affects his emotions, behaviour, personality and mental physique : this sexual love converts into true love... Romeo 's attitude towards others also varies from the beginning of the play, to after he meets Juliet.
In the central of the play, Isabella ordered Claudio to ready for death as she failed to beg Angelo for Claudio’s freedom. Isabella notify Claudio, “Yes, thou must die. Thou art too noble to conserve a life in base appliances” through this Isabella confidently says that Claudio would be respectful toward her without asking her to give up on her chastity for his life. As giving up on her chastity is the only option to save Claudio’s life. However, Claudio continues through the alliteration of “Sweet sister, let me live.” This causes Isabella to feel disappoints towards her brother as she would expect him to be better, “you are not the son of my father”, Isabella says this as she begins to express the feeling that Claudio does not deserve to be live.