For instance, Roderigo could not distinguish that Iago was using him for his own gain. Roderigo is so jealous of Othello and Desdemona’s marriage that he would do anything to destroy their marriage and win Desdemona for himself. Iago sees an open window and convinces Roderigo to accompany him so that they could both take revenge on Othello and Iago would help Roderigo win Desdemona. In reality, Iago is only with Roderigo for financial stability and does not care to help Roderigo. Roderigo cannot see through Iago’s lies because he is too busy being jealous of Othello and Desdemona’s love.
“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none” (Shakespeare). In the play, Midsummer Night’s Dream by shakespeare, love is strongly stressed from beginning to end. The play takes place in Athens, where arranged marriage is law. The four main characters, Lysander, Demetrius, Hermia and Helena, are not able to marry the person they desire or they want to marry someone who is not interested into them. During the play Lysander says “The course of love never did run smooth”(Shakespeare, pg 15) stating that love will always have obstacles in the way of the lovers.
True love is presented through the love of Hermia and Lysander. Even though Hermia’s father, Egeus, is opposed to the marriage of Hermia and Lysander, Hermia decided to run away with Lysander. Hermia does not mind facing her father and any hardships that she might have to face while trying to be with Lysander. This shows that Hermia loves Lysander deeply. She did not mind making her father angry as long as she could be with the man she loves.
“Without you, I am torn like a sail in a storm,” insists We the Kings in their song, “Sad Song”. Romeo is a Montague, Juliet is a Capulet, their families are enemies, but this won’t stop them from being with each other. During this time and age for women, their father’s would choose their husband for them, and they have to obey their command. However, Juliet doesn’t obey her father, and falls in love with a man named Romeo. Being separated for Romeo and Juliet only makes their connection fow stronger.
later, Friar Lawrence: But look thou stay not till the watch be set, For then thou canst not pass to Mantua; Where thou shalt live, till we can find a time To blaze your marriage, reconcile your friends, Beg pardon of the prince, and call thee back With twenty hundred thousand times more joy Than thou went 'st forth in lamentation.’’ A secret relationship between the children of two nemesis families wouldn’t be approved by the society for sure, hence making Romeo go against the society in Public Acclaim aspect. Just like Malala, Montag and Romeo had to oppose with their societies in order to execute what they believe in, and as a price for this, they lost public acclaim in their lives. Connection Point 2: Going against the culture If the society would to be an oak tree, culture would be its leaves and branches. Culture makes a society differ from others. Culture, makes the society unique.
There is not a better line that conveys this sentiment then when Juliet asks: “Deny thy father and refuse thy name, Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn by love,/ And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.” Juliet is willing to give up her whole life as she knows it to be with a man that she knows is not wanted or even liked by her family. We must understand have grave of a decision that is for a woman in those times; woman were mere objects and were by culture and nurture supposed to adhere to the demands of the father and the hierarchy of the family. To shame one’s family was equal to social suicide, yet for a young woman to stand bold and make these sorts of claims just explains to us how emotionally involved she must be to this
The Unfortunate Victims of Fate The teenage brain on love has proven to be a lethal addiction. In William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, two star crossed lovers suffer from the consequences of their families’ blood thirsty feud. After falling for each other at a gathering, Romeo and Juliet are attached and seem inseparable, as displayed by their impulsive and thoughtless behavior throughout the play. Despite their efforts to escape the wrath of their quarreling families, The Capulets and The Montagues, the dread between the two houses proves too strong, as both lovers’ lives come to an end. With the tool of language and irony, Shakespeare highlights a set amount of characters who contributed to making this play come to a tragic halt.
Romeo states, “With this night’s revels, and expire the term / Of a despised life closed in my breast…But He that hath the steerage of my course / Direct my sail!” (Shakespeare 1.4.116-117, 119-120). On his way to the party where he meets Juliet, he states that he fears something bad is going start that will lead to his death. He hopes that whoever is controlling his life will direct him in the right direction, away from danger. When he says this, it shows that Romeo believes fate is controlling
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.
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare has toyed with the emotions of its audience members for centuries. The play’s main characters, Romeo and Juliet, love one another in spite of the feud between their families and later on, in the wallows of grief, each take their own life. While the characters both meet their end tragically, it was their choices that realistically led them down that path. The cause of the two “star-crossed lovers” final end is not due to fate or destiny, but by their own foolish hands. The play begins in the city of Verona which features a long standing rivalry between two houses: the house of the Montagues and the House of the Capulets.