Despite all of this, she steals Desdemona's handkerchief for him, not really understanding his dastardly intentions. Hopeful he’ll appreciate her for once; she will “And give ’t Iago. What he will do with it/Heaven knows, not I./I nothing but to please his fantasy.," (3.3.305). However, by the end of the play, she has realized Iago is a cruel villain and assists with accusing him. She goes from wanting to help Iago gain more power, saying "Who would not make her husband a cuckold to make him a monarch?
This line is told to someone that is hopelessly in love with someone that does not love them back. Helena responds with, “You draw me, you hardhearted adamant!” (Shakespeare, 2014, 2.1.195). Even with all the ways that Demetrius tells her that he does not love her, Helena still pursues him and tells him that the more he pulls away, the more she is drawn to him. Helena is hopelessly in love with Demetrius because he does not feel the same way about her that she does for him. By chance, Oberon overheard the two speaking and felt bad for Helena.
Him being so confident in himself was his downfall because even though he realized that marrying them was a bad decision, he still tried to fix things These events also help with the case of the Friar being more like a villain in this play. People may argue that Romeo and Juliet were under the effect of fate. Romeo and Juliet sure do. “O’ I am fortunes fool!” Romeo believes he is under the effect of fate here because he believes he was in the wrong place at the wrong time which eventually caused him
An integral event that shapes Ophelia is in act 3 scene 1 when Hamlet confronts Ophelia. Before this point, Polonius hypotheses that Hamlet is mad due to the absence of Ophelia’s affection. However in contradiction to Polonius’ belief, in this scene, Hamlet is acting and speaking harshly to Ophelia. Despite this revelation, Ophelia still wishes for the Hamlet she loves to return, as shown in the lines: And I, of ladies most deject and
He refuses to get over the one way relationship, so his cousin Benvolio helps him think through his thoughts. Romeo understands that his relationship with Rosaline would not work out, but refuses to accept that “She hath forsworn to love, and in that vow. Do I live dead that live to tell it now” (Shakespeare 1.1.215-216). Romeo is
Juliet says, “My only love, sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me, that I must love a loathed enemy,” (1.5.136-140), after realizing she has fallen in love with Romeo, a Montague. The feuding of their families does not allow Romeo and Juliet to be with one another, but in the end, their love is what eventually brings the feuding to end. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the nature of Romeo and Juliet’s love is what leads to a paradigm changing tragedy.
Macbeth is a play about subterfuge and trickery. Macbeth, his wife, and the three Weird Sisters are linked in their mutual refusal to come right out and say things directly. Instead, they rely on implications, riddles, and ambiguity to evade the truth. Macbeth’s ability to manipulate his language and his public image in order to hide his foul crimes makes him a very modern-seeming politician. However, his inability to see past the witches’ equivocations—even as he utilizes the practice himself—ultimately leads to his downfall.
In love, Helena shows complete foolishness and lack of judgment regarding who she gives her affection to. “Helena: But herein mean me to enrich my pain, /To have his sight thither and back again. (Act 1, Scene 1, Lines 256-257). Even though Demetrius does not love Helena, she still keeps one going back to him and convincing him to love her again. Therefore, this shows us
The one, who has the power, has the Reason, this is what I, personally, understand by reading the play. There is no control over women in the King Lear because the king gave his power to his two cunning daughters. He showed his anger and his power on his honest daughter Cordelia but in the end she was necessary to him and he regretted everything he said after he went through the cruel behaviour of his
While Macbeth plainly states in asides and dialogue with his wife that he is planning to mislead other characters, Hamlet does not openly speak of his tricks. One of the most intriguing and puzzling parts of the play is Hamlet’s antic disposition that he speaks of in the first act: “As I perchance hereafter shall think meet/ To put an antic disposition on” (I, v, 171-72). Even by the end of Hamlet, a lot is left unclear. While the topic of Hamlet’s antic disposition has arrived at somewhat of a general consensus, certain details regarding his “madness” are fuzzy to say the least. Many things, such as the legitimacy of the ghost of Hamlet’s father and his message for Hamlet, Gertrude’s knowledge of Claudius’s actions, and Hamlet’s hesitancy to avenge his father’s murder remain topics for debate.