In a way, Shakespeare is implying that when women are allowed to make their own decisions and do what they want, it never results in anything beneficial. Gertrude chose her new king and in the process contributed immensely to the downfall of her son, Hamlet. On the other hand, Ophelia, Hamlet’s lover, is the perfect model for a young lady in those days. When her father advises her to steer clear of Hamlet, she immediately obeys him. She does what she is told, not questioning why, but accepting that that is the way that things are to be.
Romeo and Juliet, what a vile love story, that leads to the death of four main characters in a play that only lasted seven days. Romeo, Tybalt, and Paris all loved Juliet to the heart but Juliet knew which one was more important and which one could fade. They each had a different kind of love towards Juliet, but we find out whose love was here to stay as the others passed away. During the entire seven days, this story went down, many events happened to make Romeo (Juliet worst family enemy) to her husband, with the help of there trusty adult friends Friar Lawrence and the Nurse to help them make their choices; which sometimes isn't really the best choice for that scenario. Romeo was the first character to express his kind of love for
Countless similarities are displayed between plays and their modern-day adaptations ranging from major influences such as setting to finer details like character traits. Being that they are adaptations, stark differences from the original can be discovered, too. The star-crossed lovers of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, a drama by William Shakespeare, and West Side Story are equally affected by their friends but are influenced in dissimilar ways. Despite playing the same role, the Nurse and Anita provide very distinct influences to Juliet and Maria through the course of the stories.
Lastly, and most importantly, Juliet turns away from her closest confidant and friend, the Nurse. Juliet calls her a “damned old lady” and ‘wicked fiend,” stating that “thou and (her) bosom henceforth shall be twain.” Although she says this to herself, in her mind, she is breaking the last of her ties to childhood, she realises she can’t rely on her Nurse anymore. This last step is the final difference, bringing her changing loyalties into light. Juliet clearly demonstrates that they are to her
At this point, Juliet still hasn’t told her mother that she loves Romeo, leave alone that she actually married him already. Lady Capulet believes that Juliet cries because of the death of Tybalt. This shows the partial maturity of Juliet. A mature person would have confronted lady Capulet with their true feelings on the matter. When lady Capulet tells Juliet that Juliet is to marry Paris on Thursday, she tries to change it by saying that she can’t properly marry him, as Paris has not even courted her.
Shakespeare situates this moment directly after Juliet’s wedding night , linking the idea of development from childhood to adulthood. The audience can infer that she feels apoplectic and imprisoned by her father as she says ‘Proud can I never be of what I hate’. The revelation of Juliet’s attitude toward her father would have shocked an Elizabethan audience whereas in modern times we find it normal to disagree with our parents. Shakespeare uses foreshadowing technique in the lines ‘or if you do not, make the bridal bed, in that dim monument where Tybalt dies’ which adds dramatic tension to the story by building anticipation about what might happen next. The audience can see Juliet developing in maturity as this is the first time in the play that she disobeys her parents and makes her own
The Nurse has always been more of a mother to Juliet, Lady Capulet knows that but she never does anything to improve their relationship. “Your love says like an honest gentleman, and a/ courteous, and a kind, and a handsome, and, I/ warrant, a virtuous. (2.5.59-61). This demonstrates the nurse and Juliet having a relaxing and loving talk together, about Juliet’s true love.
Lastly, in contrast to how Lady Macbeth faced her death, Lady Macduff had a clear conscience and thought only of her family's safety, even as she was being pursued by Macbeth's henchmen. The difference between the life stories of the Scottish lords Macduff and Macbeth was largely due to their wives' influence. Overall, Lady Macduff was a much better influence on her husband than Lady Macbeth was.
Throughout powerful classic stories, love has seemingly overpowered hate. Love is a powerful force that most believe has overpowered hate throughout time. Enclosed the play, Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare illustrates many relevant instances that prove love conquers hatred. Within the span of four days, Shakespeare effectively displays that Romeo and Juliet fall for each other regardless the feuding between the Capulets and Montagues. The young star-crossed lovers continue to be challenged by their family and all of Verona.
The influences exerted by characters are important to analyze so that their variations can be fully noted and understood. Despite fulfilling twin roles, the Nurse and Anita provide very distinct impacts to Juliet and Maria as the courses of their respective stories unfold. Having lost her own child at a young age, Nurse sees Juliet Capulet as her daughter. Respectively, Nurse is more of a mother to Juliet than her own Lady Capulet.
Lastly, In the story her husband never lets her talk about house she feels, so she keeps it all bottled up in her head which eventually drives her crazy. As “The Yellow Wallpaper” States “It 's hard to talk to john about my case, because he loves me so. But I tried to last night” (777 Gilman). This show another great example of women cruelty because back then women were not allowed to state there own opinion and also
Hester Prynne gains victory in her struggle against her society 's gender norms through bettering herself, being a strong maternal figure, and finding love. Hester did not care what people thought about her she did not want to tell who Pearl’s dad was. She didn’t want to put anyone
What is a mother? Someone who gave you life? Or someone who cared for you your entire life? In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet are star-crossed lovers who are in opposite households in a feud. They are trying to be together but the feud between their families is keeping them apart so they come up with a plan to stay together but terrible events one after another keep happening.
Romeo and Juliet is a timeless play written by William Shakespeare. It is about two teens that want nothing more than to be together. But cannot, due to the constant rivalry between the families. They were both strong, brave and emotional; which drove them to make extreme decisions without thinking twice. After reading this, I found Juliet to be more relatable not only to myself but to other people as well.
When lovers die, people get curious and ask questions. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a story about two star-crossed lovers who end up committing suicide. At the end, the prince wants to find out who is most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Lady Capulet and Friar Lawrence both are to reproach for the death of Romeo and Juliet, but the Capulet-Montague feud is the most to blame. Lady Capulet is partially to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths.