Such passion as that of Paris, Romeo,and Juliet in the Capulet crypt; they have a greater passion for another than they have for themselves. In conclusion, most every character in this play act on passion, without taking any time to think rationally. It can also be easily noticed that actions based in passion end poorly in most circumstances. Thinking through a scenario to find a solution as opposed to acting without thinking can be considered common sense. Based on this fact, one can infer that the population of Verona, are not very
“Hang thee, young baggage! Disobedient wretch! / I tell thee what get thee to church a Thursday / or never after look me in the face” (III.v. 161-163). Father Capulet forced this marriage on Juliet when secretly she was already married to Romeo.
Throughout the play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, family loyalties are a major part of the story. The Capulets, Juliet’s family, and the Montagues, Romeo’s family, are constantly bickering and arguing. While trying to move on from his latest heartbreak, Romeo sees Juliet at a masquerade party and is instantly smitten. What he doesn’t know is that she is a Capulet, but when he finds out he is determined to not let that stop their love, even if it means they can only meet in secret. The theme of family loyalty in the play is explored in three ways: family feuds, who is considered family, and choosing a lover over a blood relative.
One aspect of Kesey’s display of his distaste for influential women, is displayed through the character, Nurse Ratched (Big Nurse). The nurse used her calm composure to manipulate the men in the ward. In one part of the novel, Chief, the main character, observes that the nurse’s expression is “smiling, pitying, patient, and disgusting all at once---a trained expression” (Kesey, 176). This shows that Nurse Ratched is deceitful. She isn’t honest with her actions and she put on an act to trick people into trusting her.
Paterson also argues that we usually justify our lies to escape punishment, avoid disapproval, or to spare someone’s feelings. At the same time that I believe it is acceptable to lie to spare someone’s feelings, I agree that those small fibs help society function. According to Paterson, “white lies are the oil for the machinery of daily life.” In other words, those little white lies comfort us. White lies are reassuring and make us feel secure, so we accept them. Although Paterson does not say so directly, she apparently acknowledges that for the right reason, white lies are fine.
One example of how Mercutio is the masculine comic potential is through the Queen Mab speech. “This is the hag, when maids lie on their backs,/ That presses them and learns them first to bear,/ Making them women of good carriage./ This is she—”(Shakespeare, 1.4.92-95.) Another instance in which Mercutio is the masculine comic potential is through the taunting of the Nurse. When the Nurse is trying to relay a message to Romeo, Mercutio steps in to talk to her. “'No hare, sir, unless a hare, sir, in a Lenten pie—that is,
Romeo and Juliet Essay “Shakespeare and Misogyny” A world where men dominate women. This idea was the basis of many Renaissance era dramas. Writers always used to perceive certain genders as having distinctive qualities and traits. Men were held up to a higher respect and given more violent roles than women. Their tough archetypes were always present in many plays and reinforced the idea of male superiority.
The relationship between Benvolio and Tybalt is important because it makes the reader really understand the hatred between the two families. Using foils really emphasizes it. They represent the differences between the Montagues and the Capulets. The relationship between the nurse and Juliet is important because it shows that they can tell each other anything but at the same time, they are complete opposites. Using foil really shows Juliet’s maturity and the nurse’s confidence levels.
“Young men’s love then lies not truly in their hearts,but in their eyes.”(A1, S3, L73) Friar Lawrence lectured Romeo in the world renown play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare . Many people thought Romeo and Juliet were the extreme example of true love, but these teenagers were just infatuated. Infatuation occurs to everyone,but mostly affects adolescents. It causes people to act upon emotions and not think logically. William Shakespeare, believing infatuation was true love , gave many examples of infatuation in the play.
To try to prove his masculinity to Katherina, he berates and abuses his servants as to make him look manly. He wants to bend Katharina to his will and is willing to be cruel to her, to prove he is able to tame his wife and be virile. This, in turn, causes Curtis to state “By this reckoning he is more shrew than she” (act four, scene one), but Curtis has known Petruchio before this event and has not seen this shrewish side to him before. This suggests Petruchio is only putting on an act and is only presenting himself like that to Katherina, and his true nature is not so shrewish. Petruchio is also described as a shrew on his wedding