The Feud in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet The aim of this essay is to define the nature of the feud in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and to discuss its function in the dramatic development of the play. The conflict between the families of Montagues and Capuletes is presented as the outcome of an ultimate expression of patriarchal society in Verona which promotes virility at any cost and obscene sexual innuendo targeting women. However, the love of Romeo and Juliet comes to prove the young people’s indifference towards the feud but at the same time the patriarchy’s tremendous power over them. Finally, the family’s feud combined with the contribution of fate makes the timing of events such, that a tragic resolution cannot be prevented. First
Yonge to Her Husband,” Mary Wortley Montagu discuses marriage and adultery. Montagu is facing major issues with her husband. She is married but she has an affair with someone else same as her husband they both cheating on each other, but she is the one who is facing the situation and got the punishment. She wrote this letter to show how unfair it is for her to be treated this way and she is saying one of the reasons when she wrote at the poem: “Think not this paper comes with vain pretense/To move your pity, or to mourn the ‘offense” (1-2). We understand her absence of choices: grieving, not able to discover any solution.
Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, a brilliant spokesperson and a devout and wise Puritan minister in Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, is the lover of a woman who commits adultery, Hester Prynne. Hester, a recognizable adulteress, wears the scarlet letter and lives as an outcast. Contradicting, Reverend Dimmesdale’s sin stays hidden from the Puritan community, know only to Hester and himself. As a minister, Dimmesdale believes he should suffer from punishments the way Hester did for committing the same crime, which leads him to fall into a terrible mental and physical state. Reverend Dimmesdale suffers a greater punishment than Hester by experiencing recurring guilt, physical harm, and Chillingworth’s obsessive need to achieve revenge.
How Claire controls the characters around her is best examined in the manner in which she carries out justice. Koby and Loby 's punishment are cruel and unconventional however they match their crime perfectly "Butler: What did you swear, Walter Perch and Jakob Duckling, before the court in Güllen? / The Pair: That we slept with Clara, that we slept with Clara." (33). The witnesses ' failure to testify truthfully equated to the punishment of blindness and castration for lying about what they saw and performed sexually.
At the Capulet party, when Romeo is found out to be a Montague, Tybalt yells, “Now, by the stock and honor of my kin,/To strike him dead I hold it not a sin” (Tybalt 1.5.66-67). This quote generates a lot of fear for Romeo’s life and for the future of Romeo and Juliet’s relationship: “My only love sprung from my only hate!" (Juliet 1.5.152) This tension between the two characters adds to the feelings of pity and
He resents Othello and Cassio so much he seeks reasons to support his indignation and lust for vengeance. Iago revealed another reason for his hatred of both Othello is because he suspected that both men had sexual relations with his wife Emilia. “I hate the Moor, And it is thought abroad, that 'twixt my sheets” (Othello 1.3.14). Iago jealousy surpasses competitiveness and transcends to sexual jealousy. Believing that both men seduced his wife is another reason to continue his ruthless scheme against the two.
This shows a good side to his character. However, Prospero carries an ever-seeking revenge upon his adversaries, one that he displays through the Tempest in order to show his power and authority and to exact his revenge. This shows an element of Prospero’s bad side, and how this revenge can affect the relationship with his daughter and the people he controls such as Ariel, Caliban and even his adversaries. Shakespeare uses this to give the audience the image of Prospero’s character and how he shows compassion over revenge, through the question of; is he good or
The further motif behind his empathy with David is that as soon as he begins to identify himself with him, David becomes the target of hatred. b) MICHAL: ‘THE ENEMY OF THE DIVINE WARRIOR’ It naturally seems right for both the reader and the author to despise Michal for the Bible also take this stance. To support this idea, Paul M. Joyce draws an analogy with a 1553 painting by Francesco Salviati, where David’s wife looks at the whole scene from on high. Looking from an upper story implies looking down on a person, in a judgmental way. This resonates with the episode in Judges 5:28 which he borrows from Choon-Leong Seow.
Standing for what you believe in and knowing what 's right and wrong is important . In the play, Antigone, Sophocles demonstrates that through the conflict of the character. The play is a well-known tragic drama about the conflict between Antigone and her uncle Creon who is king of Thebes. Both characters have different beliefs, ideas and opinions regarding divine law and civil law.The conflict between civil and divine law through Antigone and Creon, shows how vital one 's beliefs and how it impacts the outcome of the play. A reader can Identify which law is more essential in the play by taking a look at how the laws influences the characters and the outcome of the play Both Antigone and Creon go at it expressing each others beliefs and whether one is right or wrong.Throughout the play civil law is more significant and powerful.
In William Shakespeare 's play Othello, most characters commit something wrong, there are two characters who execute most of the play, but there 's one character who commits the greater wrong. The characters hurt and betray one another frequently, the play is focused on Iago trying to plot his plan as the play goes on, his intentions are to get revenge on Othello for one not promoting him to lieutenant and believing that Othello slept with his wife Emilia. For that Iago manipulates Othello 's wife Desdemona, Roderigo, Emilia and Cassio. Iago commits the greater wrong, for being manipulative, deceivious, and betraying. Iago and Othello are both main characters who have their way of making trouble, some would say Othello commits more wrong for falling into Iago 's lies and causing trouble, but Iago is actually the one who made the deaths happen and made more problems than Othello did or any other character.