Furthermore, the speaker continues on to say that when she dies, “then worms shall try/ that long preserved virginity/ and your quaint honour turn to dust/ and into ashes all my lust” (Marvell 27-30). The speaker is telling the mistress that if she will not do the things he wants her to do then she will die a virgin with the worms and other insects encompassing her body. This is the speakers selfish and lustful attempt to pursued and insult the mistress until she gives into him. The man allows his selfish desires to consume him and this drives him to talk to the woman in a demeaning manner in order to get what he wants. In addition to self-seeking love driving the speaker to become uncontrollable lustful in the poem, there is also contrasting feeling of selflessness and selfishness exemplified in
The lives of the two characters, Romeo and Juliet are taken at the site of the Capulet family grave. Romeo kills himself thinking that Juliet is dead. As Juliet wakes up she realizes Romeo is dead and proceeds to kill herself. The montagues and the capulets have been fighting for a while and that is why Romeo and Juliet have to hide their marriage, because if they are caught they will both get in trouble. There are multiple reasons for why everyone should believe that Friar Lawrence is to blame for the deaths.
She fell down to her feet and with her dying breath stated, “LORD, condemn them to spend eternity in the depths of tartarus.” Then her body went silent. Lady Macbeth laughed and said, “foolish girl” Macbeth with a look of worry on his face stated “what shall we do with her body?” Lady Macbeth stated, “No worries dear we can put her into a trunk and chuck her into the water, the rocks will take care of the rest.” So for the next half hour they cleaned up the mess in order to make it look like a suicide. Finally Lady Macbeth turned to Macbeth and said, “Macbeth we are going to be late we must leave for there is nothing more to attend to” so Lady Macbeth and Macbeth locked their arms together and walked out of the door on their way to Banquo’s funeral. The door slammed behind them as they put on their faces of
Othello furious and blind by jealousy is no longer able to think: in the last meeting with Desdemona, Othello accuses his wife of treason with Cassio and deceives her by saying that her alleged lover died. Desdemona burst into tears and Othello suffocates her on the bed. Upon the arrival of Emilia and the other characters, Othello confesses that he has killed his wife and shows as proof the handkerchief found in Cassio’s room. Emilia understands the truth and, the moment she is about to unveil it, Iago kills her and then flees. Othello, understanding his fatal error, can not resist the remorse and pain and stabs to death, dying on Desdemona's
Shakespeare’s portrayal of Juliet in this manner reverses traditional gender roles and by setting up a dramatic final scene in which Juliet makes the ultimate sacrifice for Romeo. When Juliet sees Romeo lying dead in the vault, she rushes to him, sees that he had died of poison, and says, “O churl, drunk all, and left no friendly drop/ To help me after!” (5.3.168). Without hesitation Juliet decides that life without Romeo is not worth living, unlike Romeo who shows fear when he waffles over the concept of death. Once Juliet realizes that there is no poison left for her,
There are a multitude of themes that can be identified in William Shakespeare’s iconic play , although one that trumps them all is two powerful emotions; love & hate. The story of Romeo & Juliet begins with Romeo, who has travelled to a party hoping to see his crush Rosaline but instead, he meets the girl Juliet and falls in love with her immediately. She loves him in turn, but when they realise that they are born from two families who hate each other, they decide to be private and marry in secret. Then, Juliet’s cousin Tybalt kills a friend of Romeo’s, which provokes Romeo to kill Tybalt, therefore banishing Romeo from the city. Juliet weeps for days, telling her parents she is weeping for Tybalt.
In the poem and stories of Macbeth, Wuthering Heights, and my last Duchess the women and men caused destructive love because they wanted control. In Macbeth, lady macbeth talks macbeth into things he doesn 't want to do. Also in Wuthering Heights Catherine doesn 't marry heathcliff because he doesn 't have money. In My Last Duchess he has his wife killed because she is paying other men attention. In Macbeth, lady Macbeth talks her husband Macbeth into things he doesn 't want to do.
These witches want to cause chaos for their own enjoyment. In the beginning of the play, the Witches come together to discuss what they have been doing. The First Witch decides she is going to make nighttime horrible for the husband of a woman who did her wrong. The witch declares, “I’ th’ shipman’s card./I’ll drain him dry as hay./Sleep shall neither night nor day/Hang upon his penthouse lid./He shall live a man forbid./Weary sev’nnights, nine times nine,/Shall he dwindle, peak, and pine./Though his bark cannot be lost,/ Yet it shall be tempest-tossed” (1.3.18-26). Here the use of “night” is the first in the play and it sets the stage for the chaos that nighttime and the word “night” will come to represent.
Macbeth, Crime and Punishment Macbeth, a warrior, earns the title of Thane of Cawdor early in the play. His wife, Lady Macbeth, wants him to become king like the witches prophesied. They make a plan to kill Duncan while Macbeth starts to kill other people. All this murder begins to weigh heavily on the Macbeth’s and they start going crazy with guilt. In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, guilt can punish people even if they are not caught, which is illustrated with the downfall of the Macbeths.
Her grief soon leads to autophobia and she is desperate to feel needed and loved. When Homer comes into her life she immediately falls in love with him; she then grows emotionally dependent on him, thus spawning her obsession with always being with her lover and never feeling alone. She goes on to kill her lover so that she will never feel alone again, thus sealing their fate through the irreversible act of death. Similarly the speaker in “The Soul Selects Her Own Society” rejects all other possible suitors, because the soul has made its choice. She goes on to segregate herself from society completely: “then-close the valves of her attention”(844), meaning once the soul has decided its fate it is