In the English countryside, a poor tinker named Christopher Sly becomes the target of a prank by a local lord. Finding Sly drunk out of his wits in front of an alehouse, the lord has his men take Sly to his manor, dress him in his finery, and treat him as a lord. When Sly recovers, the men tell him that he is a lord and that he only believes himself to be a tinker because he has been insane for the past several years. Waking in the lord’s bed, Sly at first refuses to accept the men’s story, but when he hears of his “wife,” a pageboy dressed in women’s clothing, he readily agrees that he is the lord they purport him to be. Sly wants to be left alone with his wife, but the servants tell him that a troupe of actors has arrived to present a play for him.
(Shakespeare 394) This impulsive decision opens a floodgate to a myriad of foolish decisions. Such as later in the play, after spending the night proclaiming his undying love for Juliet, Romeo comes to the friar looking to have him perform the ceremony to marry Romeo and Juliet. This decision was made without any regard to Juliet or her feelings as well as without the blessing of the parents of either lover. No one was told about this.
A lord passing by decides to make a joke out of Sly and take him to his mansion and dress him up like a nobleman. Sly was convinced that he is a lord then a group of actors perform a play in his room. The play is set in Italy where a rich man named Lucentio arrives in Padua with his servant Tranio for educational purposes. Lucentio involve in a family drama happening nearby. Baptista Minola has two daughters Bianca and Katherine.
The father is trying to marry off his daughters, and one of them, Katherine, is considered a shrew by the people in the Padua, Italy. His other daughter, Bianca, is the younger sister, and the people of Padua, see her as sweet and kind, and many people such as Lucentio, Hortensio, and Gremio want to marry her, but her father does not allow her to marry until Katherine gets married. Lucentio then comes up with an idea and tries to convince his friend Petruchio to marry Katherine. Petruchio agrees because he is out money and he needs to a marry a rich woman. Later, Petruchio marries Katherine, and she changes the way she acts at the end of the play.
Everyone heard that the King was bit by a poisonous snake in his sleep. The truth was that during the afternoon the king’s brother, Claudius, snuck into his room as the king was sleeping and poured poison in his ear. This was a murder that no one knew about because they all thought he was just bit. This infuriates Hamlet and causes him to want
He depicts his “solid flesh”, urging it to melt and “resolve itself into a dew (129-130). Shakespeare emphasizes his grief - he truly is upset. Hamlet even calls to “the Everlasting”, wishing he had not deemed “self-slaughter” to be a sin (131-132). His cries “O, God! God!”
They get married in secret, with only the Friar and Nurse knowing. Romeo angrily kills Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt, causing him to be banned from Verona. Juliet mourns, and is forced to marry Paris by her parents in hopes of her happiness. Juliet does not want to marry him, so she desperately goes to the Friar
Romeo and Juliet had love at first sight but there are some threats to their relationship that may interrupt their love for each other. The three threats that go against their love for each other are that their families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are bitter enemies. This leads into the second threat to their relationship which is that Romeo was never invited to Capulet’s party but he came anyway, and when Tybalt saw Romeo, he told his servant to fetch his sword and when Capulet heard him say that, he convinced Tybalt that there was no be none of that to take place and even thought he realized that Romeo wasn 't supposed to be there, he just wanted a night of peace. The third conflict between Romeo and Juliet’s love for each other is Paris.
Juliet being younger than fourteen years old was unexceriend in the real world and not getting what she deserves. Paris shows up to Capulet asking for Juliet’s hand in marriage, yet Capulet believes that they think it should be Juliet’s own decision. Capulet throws a feast with the beautiful ladies that live in Verona to show Paris he really does not love Juliet. Meanwhile on the streets Romeo Montague was depressed over Rosaline, because she wants to stay a virgin and not have children. Benvolio, one of Romeo’s
When Goneril and Regan feign to love their father beyond words, they did this to gain their share of the kingdom. The only person who loves without asking anything in return rejects speech, so Cordelia says, “What shall Cordelia speak? Love, and be silent” (Shakespeare 1.1.68). Words are unnecessary for true love that exists in the silence of devoted actions. Likewise, Edmund lies to his father about the letter to gain his trust and ruin Edgar’s reputation.
The ending of the epic poem The Odyssey is when Odysseus come back from his journey and he comes home and finds out the wooers who has taken over his home. After he killed them anyone involved with the wooers plot was severely punished. I think that Odysseus has justified his actions against all the suitors. As Odysseus finds out that all the lazy suitors are sitting around feasting on livestock. Odysseus comeback to a bunch of suitors in his house.
Laden with innuendos, ironies, and intricate wordplay, Shakespeare’s plays are rarely what they initially appear to be. Rather, it takes several readings to be able to barely scratch the surface of all the possible interpretations. Moreover, not everything is black or white, but possible variations of gray. This topsy-turvy approach is encapsulated in the overall outline of Shakespearean comedy, which are typically set during a period of festivities, such as the festivals A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night are appropriately named after. An average festival is usually comprised of chaos through the reversal of the traditional order and rejection of social norm.
The Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare, follows the lives of two sisters, Katherine and Bianca as different suitors try to wed Bianca. Katherine is seen as a shrew by many people and her ‘shrewish’ behavior can be seen in her relationship with her sister Bianca. In 10 Things I Hate About You, a film adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew, Bianca and Katherine also have a bad relationship, however Katherine’s shrewish behavior towards her sister is explained, allowing the audience to understand another side to Katherine and enhancing the play version of Katherine. Katherine and Bianca have a hostile relationship in both The Taming of the Shrew and 10 Things I hate About You, however, both adaptations show that Katherine does not act like a shrew towards her sister out of spite, but because she has been emotionally hurt.