“Othello is forced to recognize that he lives in a tragic world, and he pays the price” which causes him to have his tragic downfall(Harbage). Othello saw the good in people, until his peers lied to him and betrayed him. Shakespeare is trying to saw to watch who you put your trust in, for not everyone is who they
In these lines, Puck speaks about fixing the mistakes that the audience sees in the play, urging them to just imagine it as a dream when he says, “Think but this, and all is mended: / That you have but slumbered here” (5.1.402-3). Because Puck tries and achieves to fix mistakes made throughout the play. When he does this, he acts as the protagonist of the play since his actions are what brings the story to amends and a close, despite being one of the causes of the problems. His actions may even show a slight heroic side in him, albeit a childish
This realization is what inspires her decision to rebel against society’s standards for her. The sea also symbolizes Edna’s love, at first soft and sensuous, but ultimately causes her death Character Development Edna starts the novel a devoted wife who is concerned with pleasing her husband along with keeping up appearances. As she falls in love with Robert, she is more aware of her sexuality and decides she rather please herself, than her family. So she abandons her wifely and motherly duties to pursue this relationship by moving out and refusing to raise her children. She then continued to pursue Robert but did not want to marry him because she doesn’t want him to own her.
Quote: “Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave / My heart into my mouth. I love your majesty / According to my bond; no more nor less” Speaker: Cordelia Explanation: Cordelia says this to her father King Lear because she is showing that she is in love with the King. This is important because she was the only one out of all of her sisters to speak the truth with how she feels. King Lear forced them to tell him how much they love him so that he could divide up the kingdom for them. She knows that it is her job to love him as a father and a king, but she was unable to show how much she loves him.
Dissension from Imitation: Assessing René Girard’s “Myth and Ritual in Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream” One observation René Girard brings up is a presence of two plays, or types of play, under the name of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Girard leads into main misconception readers, critics, and the audience usually have when reading A Midsummer Night’s Dream. They believe that the play is one of Shakespeare’s weakest due to their insistence on any text they read or any object in their environment must make sense by leading to a clear, nonnegotiable end and so dismiss events that do not fit into their knowledge of reality. Meanwhile, Girard claims this prevents this group from seeing the motives behind the character’s war-like actions. They, like Theseus, he writes, “dispenses… from looking at the remarkable pattern of the midsummer night and the disturbing clues it may contain concerning the nature of all social beliefs, including his own” (209).
Dat T Critical/Analytical Response Where does one’s purpose lead them when the presence of motivation is absent? Motivation is what brings forth change within individuals to pursue what they desire most, it is what defines their purpose within a society and makes them who they are. William Shakespeare in the play, Hamlet, develops the idea that without the nature of motivations expressed upon an individual, they become blinded of their own self-worth as well as their purpose towards their ambitions, which will therefore influence their future actions. When individuals are presented with ambitions that they must fulfill but not what they themselves personally desire, it binds them of moving forward. Individuals having a purpose leads them into change, often times for the better; however, when someone else’s purpose is enforced upon an individual, it removes their personal intent for their future actions hence demoralizing the individual and leading them to their demise.
She married the wrong man” (Roy 38). This society's inability to forgive Ammu for her one error leads her to believe life ceased. Ammu wishes to restart in order to feel satisfied when in reality her family needs to renew their static ideology. Life is meant to give multiple chances because people learn from mistakes and improve their future choices. Ammu has no room to experiment and realize right from wrong, or in other words, live.
Although John Proctor had an affair with Abigail, he still cares for Elizabeth deeply, As a result, Proctor choice to reveal the truth of his affair in order to save his marriage and his loyalty. In act I Proctor states ” I am only wondering how I may prove what she told me…. Elizabeth: If the girls a saint now, I think it is not easy to prove shes fraud, and the town went so silly, she told it to me in a room alone----- I have no proof for it ….. Elizabeth: You were alone with her…… Proctor: for a moment alone, aye. (page 51 ) . Proctor reveals his faults to his wife who he truly respects despite the fact that he had failed the woman he loves but, because of his affair he wants to be trusted, he realized that he is losing respect towards himself due to his
At the beginning of the story, the woman is prescribed a “cure” for her “problems.” The woman’s husband wanted to make sure that his wife only rested and did nothing else because he thought would involve brainpower. It might not seem like it at first, but the diary is much more than just a collection of thoughts. Because the woman kept the journal, it symbolizes how she will not let the wallpaper and her husband control her life. It was a symbol of rebellion. However, despite how much the woman tried, she still let the wallpaper take over her, and the reader
How can it be argued that a woman who is willing to defy the expectations of society and the comfort of financial stability in order to find her own happiness is not a powerful role model for young readers? In the Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie is a powerful role model for young readers because she pursues her own happiness by leaving a horrific marriage, engaging in hobbies that she enjoys, and marrying someone that she is happy with. Throughout Janie’s life there are many obstacles blocking her path to happiness. However, instead of allowing those obstacles to prevent her from becoming happy, Janie works to overcome the obstacles and find her path to happiness. Janie chases what she believes will make her happy, and is willing to ignore societal pressures and outside influences that discourage her pursuit.