Shakespeare writes, “And even for that do I love you the more.”(Act 2.1 Line 209). In this scene Helena explains how much she loves Lysander. However she is only in love with him, due to the love potion: “And with the juice of this I’ll streak her eyes and make her full of hateful fantasies” (Act 2.1 Line 265). As this conversation takes place Oberon reveals that he has a plan to sabotage Titania.
In William Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare critiques the idea of characters losing their power by falling in love because they allow their lover to have power over them and their actions. When characters lose their power as they fall in love, they are also allowing their mind to be corrupted by their lover. In the third act of the play, Lysander mistakenly takes the love potion meant for Demetrius and wakes up to see Helena. Hermia and Helena are confused as they find that Lysander is now pledging his love to Helena instead of Hermia, who he was formerly in love with. Hermia accuses Helena of stealing her lover and threatens her by saying, “how low am I?
My head should be struck off...”. Therefore, Shakespeare utilises this dialogue to explore the theme of providence and to illustrate a Hamlet, with the ability of counteracting tough
Richard L. Evans once wrote, ¨There are always consequences to your actions. Before you act foolish, make sure you are prepared for them.¨ In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, foolish actions and traits lead to unforgettable consequences. Many of the characters are similar in the way they act. They all seem to become careless at least one time throughout the play.
Lysander loves Helena because of Puck mistaking him as Demetrius, and putting the love potion on Lysander causing Helena to be hurt, and Hermia to be heartbroken. Originally, Lysander loved Hermia, but because of the love potion, he now loves Helena. To Helena, Lysander says, "Not Hermia, but Helena I love / Who will not change a raven for a dove?"
Demetrius changes his love twice: Helena to Hermia, afterward it was Hermia to Helena. Lysander changes his love for Helena to Hermia, and next Hermia from Helena rather quickly too. The way Oberon drugs his wife for selfish reasons and never eventually tells her that she had been drugged, shows how unreliable he is with his love. Oberon would be willing to misuse his power to trick his queen into loving a horrible beast just for obtaining something that he wants He even mocks his queen by saying “there lies your love.” (Act IV,scene, Page 79).
Which kinds of love are most fulfilling? A smart man once said that “ Real love you feel it, you see it, you show it! Fake love is just words...”(~unknown) thus stating that real love is stating the truth while fake love is full of lies. This quote can be connected to The Great Gatsby due to it being full of counterfeit emotions, and can be attached to Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare by the excess amount of true love. The two are different due to one being a comedy while the other is full of tragedy, but both of the stories centers around love making it the main theme in both of these tales.
This is justified in the play in Act 3, Gertrude said, “Alas, how isn’t with you, that you do bend your eye on vacancy and with th' in corporal air do hold discourse?” Therefore Gertrude assertion made Polonius assertion look very ironic due to the erotic change in his behavior. Hamlet mad behavior seems to cause him to lose his focus on reality, but the question is Hamlet “mad?” Personally, I don’t think that Hamlet is “mad” because the circumstances he has to manage emotionally are difficult and people have different reactions toward difficult situation like this. Hamlet yields to physical violence when he’s stress therefore show that he has deeper issues than merely acting
The Unacceptable Love The love story that shows how love is impossible between the boy and the girl who are from the two families which are the enemies in Verona. Lots of troubles and problems come from their love issue. In the play “Romeo and Juliet” written by William Shakespeare, the story about unacceptable love of Romeo and Juliet. Eventhough Romeo and Juliet know that their love is unacceptable for many reasons, but they still continue their love’s passion.
This banishment is just the beginning of the dominoes laid on the board by Shakespeare; it becomes the physical barrier that separates Romeo and Juliet from each other. In the last act, this barrier then separates their minds as neither of them are on the same page, which is the cause of their
Sebastian and Viola/Ceasario, Antipholus of Syracuse and Antipholus of Ephesus, and both Dromios at times, in their respective plays, are all mistaken for a different person, whether on purpose or not. Through the use of twins Shakespeare furthers the importance of identity in both plays. Shakespeare uses these mistaken
Slapstick comedy also brings out Sebastian and Olivia’s identities. “Cesario” placates Feste’s wordplay and desperately avoids fighting with Sir Toby whereas Sebastian jumps in ready to fight two men in the same breath. Similarly, Olivia thinks she needs to help the previously weak “Cesario” and relishes in an attempt to control such a malleable young man. Ironically, she immediately blames the violence on Sir Toby which would align with “Cesario’s” disposition but it is actually Sebastian causing trouble. Speaking of irony, a few lines before meeting Olivia, Sebastian asks “Are all the people mad” (25) before quickly devolving into the very madness he spoke against when he says “If it be thus to dream, still let me sleep!”
Although he 's tried everything that he can to go against the prophecy, by trying to avoid it he ran right into the prophecy. He has killed Laius and married Jocasta. Unknowingly, he and his mother, Jocasta had been fulfilling the prophecy. Oedipus had been ashamed of fulfilling the prophecy, so he gouged his eyes so he could not see the faces of those who looked down on him.
Yet Romeo and Juliet 's love is one that transcends the orthodox realms of society and goes against what is socially appropriate. Even Friar Lawrence makes this distinction when he speaks of the difference between loving and doting. This is the difference between Romeo 's feelings for Rosaline and for Juliet. His love for Rosaline being trivial and juvenile while his feelings for Juliet are more intense and even at times imply a vague sense of religious idolatry. Juliet too, shares similar feelings which is displayed in her soliloquy, thinking of Romeo: “My only love sprung from my only hate!”
To netflix and chill , or to not netflix and chill, is the question. This is a complicated question one might make for oneself in today’s age. Also, in today’s time love might be the cause of complex questions. By the same token, in Shakespeare’s time, love raised even more convoluted questions. These complex questions translated to Shakespeare 's writing, and is seen in his play Hamlet.