William Shakespeare used love and humor to connect to his readers while writing his classic tragedies and comedies. Two of his classic plays Romeo and Juliet, and Much Ado About Nothing, are very alike, yet very different. The characters Mercutio, from Romeo and Juliet, and Benedick, from Much Ado About Nothing, have many similarities and many differences. Shakespeare is known as one of the best tragedy writers along with one of the best comedy writers ever. One of his best known tragedies is Romeo and Juliet; likewise, one of his best known comedies is Much Ado About Nothing.
O, she misused me past the endurance of a block! She told me, not thinking I had been myself, that I was the prince`s jester” (ii.i,227-228,230-231).This quote emphasizes that Benedick and Beatrice once loved one another but Benedick was fooled to he once loved Beatrice. Its shows that his love for Beatrice is lost when mentioned, “she misused me past the endurance of a block!”, demonstrates through his bitter connotation with the word “misused” implicating that Beatrice did not appreciate her love towards Benedick. Benedick feels that Beatrice has fooled him to think he was a joke because she used hurtful words as Benedick recalls, “she told me, not thinking I had been myself, that I was the prince`s jester”, that ended their relationship in an instant. The relationship that Benedick and Beatrice bitterly ended reminds when my friend Andrew and Susan got into a huge argument because of some words that she said without thinking it would hurt his
They also would talk things through, but they both have their flaws. Romeo falls in love with the beauty of women and doesn 't even get a chance to get to know them. While Juliet doesn 't want to be married, for fear that her marriage will be like her parents, where there 's no love expect for their child. So Romeo and Juliet aren 't model citizens and have their flaws and they both seem to leap before looking. Both Romeo and Juliet seem to act hast in their desertions, which,
Perhaps the ‘tragedy’ would have been made into a ‘comedy’, if and only if certain events had unfolded themselves in a different way. The world is full of possibilities- possibilities that can change the face of events upside down. Master Shakespeare probably knew that better than anyone else. The forevermore cherished verses of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ that bled through Master Shakespeare’s ink stand a proof of the skilfully used Butterfly Effect. Every
As in this case, the Friar’s amenable demeanor accompanied his hasty decision, ultimately dooming Romeo and Juliet. In the same manner, the Nurse failed as Juliet's mentor as well. The Nurse’s support of Count Paris as an ideal suitor following Romeo’s banishment, sees to intensify Juliet’s heightened feelings of distrust towards her own family, “Romeo is banished... / I think it best you married with the county. / O, he’s a lovely gentleman! / Romeo’s [weak/nothing compared] to him” (3.5 215-221).
William Shakespeare is known for his tragic plays, which includes the highly talked about Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet follows two star crossed lovers who are forbidden to love one another, due to an ancient grudge between their families. The two families still have a strong hatred for each other due to stubbornness , which causes the love between Romeo and Juliet to be forbidden. This forbidden love between the two causes them to act impulsively and ultimately leads to their deaths. However, they are not to be held responsible for these impulsive actions, the obstinacy of the all the family members is.
Paradox in Romeo and Juliet shows that there are different kinds of characteristics in shakespeare. Shakespeare uses paradoxes to show differences between the two leading families in the story of romeo and juliet. For example “love and hate” shows that romeo and juliet are truly in love but the families are enemies and don't get alone with each other at all. Many of these feelings are opposite such as “loving hate” or “happiness and sadness” for example when juliet finds out that Romeo is a montague she exclaims that “My only love is sprung from my only hate” then that leads to a discussion with Friar Lawrence. Friar Lawrence uses paradox when he describes earths as a nature's tomb and womb because the tomb reflects images of death while a womb
The Coarseness of Love Can the course of love ever run smooth? Many people have different opinions and experiences about love and it’s course. The shakespearean quote “The course of true love never did run smooth” from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a relevant quote to Much Ado About Nothing, because all the lovers in this play had extremely rough and dramatic love lives. Claudio and Hero, and Beatrice and Benedick had particularly bumpy love courses from the nascent of their relationships. Emotions are one of the main contributions to Shakespeare's “the course of love never did run smooth.” When Hero is exposed at her wedding, and Beatrice is furious with Claudio, Benedick asks what he can do to express his love for Beatrice.
It is an intrinsic battle that takes place over the course of the play, but comes to a head during the concluding moments, in which Claudio is deceived by his apprehensions of marriage into rejecting Hero, showing that perhaps he prides his honor above the love he so freely professes. Hero is placed in the uncomfortable position of being rejected by nearly everybody she cares for, necessitating that she fake her demise and be reborn as a new woman, resurrected from the grave and cleansed of the impurities she was accused of. Benedick and Beatrice have both pledged never to find love, and therefore must remove the guises behind which they labor- for indeed, both characters desire love, but hide their wish for fear of being rejected. In each instance, past beliefs must be discarded in the name of securing future happiness, which causes consternation in each individual. In the case of Benedick, he is forced to challenge his best friend to a duel in order to win the hand of his lover- an appendage of the central conflict, which is the inner battle between love and personal reservations which takes precedence over life and death (at least for the Christ-figure maiden
Here, Iago and Roderigo tell Brabantio, after waking him as if he is being robbed in the night, of his daughter marriage. Then to see another similarity would be to look into the envy of power and tragedies within, Othello and Richard II. Iago thinks, Othello granted Cassio a lieutenant position he deserved and he feels both betray him with his wife. He sits out for revenge of all with his jealous envy and ultimately ends the play in multiple tragic deaths. With this Iago has convenience Othello of the fake affair, thus sealing the faith of the innocent Desdemona.