In Merchant of Venice, a romantic comedy written by Shakespeare, Shylock, a man of Jewish faith, is portrayed as the villain and obstacle of the tale. Many have argued that the play was written as an anti-Semitic piece of work because of the portrayal of Shylock. Anti-Semitism is the hatred, prejudice or discrimination of Jews in all aspects of their lives, and this treatment is clearly seen being thrown onto Shylock by one of the main protagonists, Antonio. One must ask the question now, if the role of Shylock is simply to be the villain. I say this because there is a reason as to why Shylock is a villain in the first place; the treatment of Shylock by our good hearted Christian, Antonio.
In Act 3, Scene 3 of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare depicts the theme of both fear and shock that Romeo feels when exiled. Immediately into the scene, Shakespeare uses personification when Romeo asks, “What sorrow craves acquaintance at my hand / That I yet know not?” (Shakespeare III.iii.5-6). Romeo discusses how sorrow is craving acquaintance at his hand, meaning that he will soon be sad, or suffering. This hidden meaning is presented, however, it is presented as personification because sorrow, an emotion, cannot actually crave anything. Shakespeare sets the tone of fear using this literary device to show how there are harsh consequences for killing Tybalt.
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. Vocalizing her desire to humiliate Bassanio and Gratiano, Portia claims “We shall have old swearing/That they did give the rings away to men;/But we’ll outface them,
In Act 3 Scene 5, lady capulet tells juliet that her father has arranged the marriage of herself and aris,but she refuses and lord capulet is not all happy about juliet answer. It is evident from this scene that hate is shown to be stronger than love because lord capulet got really mad that juliet doesn't want to marry paris,so he started saying hurtful things out of anger. _even though u love someone anger can overcome like juliet's father when he started saying thing to her. it is clear from act 3 scene 5 that hate is stronger than love, but another way Shakespeare shows the audience that hate is stronger than love is when juliets father grabs her wanting to hit her. A final example that shows that hate is stronger than love is when the nurse goes off to look for romeo and benvolio and mercutio started acting like jerks.
We can observe these untraditional gender roles in Shakespeare's tragedy Coriolanus to a similar extent. Like Macbeth, Coriolanus seems to perfectly embody masculinity at first glance. However, examining his behavior provides a first indication of his incomplete manhood. From the first scene, he displays stubbornness and impatience throughout the discussion with the plebeians, for instance by insulting them as "curs" (1.1.179). This continual balky behavior can also be witnessed when he reacts to his banishment as follows: You common cry of curs, whose breath I hate As reek o' th' rotten fens, whose loves I prize As the dead carcasses of unburied men That do corrupt my air, I banish you!
These women see it as a shameful act to the entire sex and criticize adulterers heavily. Men, on the other hand, offer more forgiveness toward women for adultery. In The Scarlet Letter, the Boston women reproach Hester and the men are more merciful towards her. This novel depicted seventeenth century women’s views of adulterous women as well as accurately describing how women in the twenty-first century see adulterous
This is shown when Lord Capulet says “O brother Montague, give me thy hand,/ This is my daughter’s jointure, for no more/ Can I demand.” (V, iii, 300-303) Their grudge created conflict between the houses, although they created harmony when they resolved it. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, love and hate would create conflict and harmony. These affections were one of the main recurring themes of this story. Love and hate are two very spontanious and overpowering emotions that can affect how characters in Romeo and Juliet
The contention between the characters have intensified as the argument escalates, and Proctor's failure at pinning the blame on Abigail has frustrated him. When Abigail begins another self righteous fit of possession and calls upon Heaven, Proctor can no longer stand her hypocrisy. He cries out in a “roaring voice” “breathless and in agony: It is a whore!” (Miller 109, 110). Proctor is now confessing, “his shame great” of when he committed adultery with Abigail (Miller 110). Although Proctor is incriminating himself, he is trying to reveal Abigail’s true character and motives to Danforth.
Have you ever known someone who likes to start something, often for their own personal enjoyment? While some see these people as just a simple nuisance, they are in fact tearing the world apart with their sinful habits and disobedience to God. Those who cause division amongst members of society-known as Sowers of Discord in Dante’s Inferno-are not only condemned by Dante, the Bible, and the Church, but are also a source of friction in my own life. Dante punishes the Sowers of Discord in Dante’s Inferno for the negative effect they had on the lives of others. While progressing through the eighth circle, Dante encounters a man, “his tongue hacked off as far down as the throat” (Dante 38.101-102), named Curio.
Desdemona constantly refutes against Othello’s false accusations but never completely erases Othello’s negativity towards Casio and her; Othello is greatly influenced by the lies of Iago and considers Desdemona a cheater. In addition, Othello keeps controversial relations with Cassio and labels him as a ‘fool’ (V. II. 319). Othello feels that Cassio has caused a drift between him and Desdemona so he talks to Cassio with a very bad attitude; this in turn causes Othello to lose his trust on his wife Desdemona. This ultimately proves that Othello had to face tremendous amounts of problems due to his loss of trust in Desdemona, the loss of trust played a huge role in turning Othello into a tragic