In “Macbeth” Shakespeare uses the symbolism of bloody hands, hallucinations, and not being able to sleep to develop the theme of guilt. Many times in “Macbeth” the characters complain about not being able to wash the blood out of their hands. One example is in act 2, scene 2, lines 64-65. Macbeth says “With all great Neptune’s oceans wash this blood / Clean from my hand? He had just killed king Duncan and he says that he will never be able to wash all of the blood out of his hands.
As Shakespeare was trying to show in this book. That this hatred is a plague and a disease that the capulets and Montague have been infected with and it spreads. “A plague o' both your houses!" (Act 3 Scene 1). It spread so much to the point of Mercutio dying.
He says, “I could not send it,—here it is again,—Nor get a messenger to bring it thee, so fearful they were of infection.” (Act 5, Scene 2, Line 14-16). Upon learning this, aware of the possible consequences, Friar Laurence cries out, “Unhappy fortune! The letter was not nice but full of charge, of dear import, and the neglecting it may do much danger.” (Act 5, Scene 2, 17-20). If Friar John had reached Mantua, Romeo would have not believed Juliet to be truly dead. Therefore, he would have not visited the apothecary to buy poison to kill himself, and the tragedy would have never happened.
The makeup was made out of lead and was poisonous. Women today still wear makeup to cover up insecurities.. The bubonic plague affected many people including Shakespeare. According to Linda/bubonic plague Shakespeare had lost his brothers,sisters, and his own son to the plague. Also when the plague had outbreaks they would shut down theaters where he had his
Hamlet has warned her earlier that whatever he tells her in the future will not be true but, when he tells her he does not intent to be with her it starts the beginning of her madness. When Ophelia returns all his letters and gifts he tells her that he has never loved her and that she should “get thyself to a nunnery.” This is one example how his mood changes throughout the play. Then after all this her father, Polinous, is murdered by Hamlet. The Hamlet is sent away to England All of these actions result in her feeling such stress that she becomes insane in the end. In the final scene Hamlet dies, but before he does he leaves some important words, “As thou 'rt a man, Give me the cup!
Your houses!” (3.1.1579-1581). Mercutio’s words explain how both the Montagues and Capulets are to blame for his death, so he curses both families which foreshadows what will happen at the end of the play. A Montague, Romeo, is cursed for not letting Mercutio defend himself and a Capulet, Tybalt, for stabbing him. Romeo’s actions had left him with a feeling of guilt and anger. He is furious about the death of his
The author, Arthur Miller, wrote “The Crucible” that tells us the hysteria of the Salem Witch Trials. The society in Salem in 1692 was full of McCarthyism and fear because they thought their other citizens are doing witchcraft. Miller tells us that ignorance and fear combined can destroy a town’s social well-being. On the play, “The Crucible”, the citizens of Salem’s reacted with fear when they hear that someone has a sign of being a witch. For example, when someone coughs, society thought he/she’s a witch.
Audiences of Shakespeare’s play The Comedy of Errors are quickly thrown into the city of Ephesus and immediately introduced to an unknown man who, the audience is informed, has disobeyed a strict law in Ephesus and will soon face the punishment of execution. Considering the old man’s predicament, who’s name is Egeon, there is a noticeable ominous tone located at the beginning of the play, and Egeon’s despair is the main emotion displayed throughout the first act of the play. That being said, the despairing nature of Egeon’s possible death is quickly forgotten as the play carries on and moves its attention towards a young and energetic man, Atiphilous of Syracuse. Both Egeon’s hopelessness and Antipholous’ youthful and optimistic attitude are relevant to the future plot of the play, but Egeon’s narrative is especially important as his introductory speeches provide numerous overt, and not so overt, indications of the events that are
Theme is a universal truth. Shakespeare took two families’ hate toward each other ending in the death of their children and having this hate affect the entire community to point out in the tragedy in Romeo and Juliet, that hate, in any form, is destructive. For example, bigotry, or hating people who are different, has a profound effect on how we interact and communicate, as well as how laws are written and enforced. The emotion of hate will never have positive endings. That is what Shakespeare was pointing out, that hate, in any form, only leads to waste and destruction.
This is because he was quarantined in his house because they suspected he had the plague. Because of this Balthasar got to Romeo first which made Romeo believe that Juliet was dead. Because of this misinformation Romeo buys the poison which he used to commit suicide. Finally, in act 5 scene 3 when Juliet asks Friar Laurence where Romeo is he says, “A greater power than we can contradict Hath thwarted our intents. Come, come away.
In The Tell Tale Heart, the character buries another person under his floorboards because he didn 't’ like the ways his eye looked, which makes us pretty sure he had some type of mental illness and was mad like Poe at the end of his life. For example, in The Tell Tale Heart, it says, “Now this is the point you fancy me mad. Madmen know nothing. [...] You should have seen how wisely I proceeded with what caution with what foresight with what dissimulation I went to work.” (Poe) This quote shows that the character didn’t know if he was mad or not. Also in The Tell Tale Heart it says, “I heard all the things in heaven and in the earth.
Another example is when Macbeth is talking to Lady Macbeth about his fears, and sends murderers to kill Banquo and Fleance. Macbeth states, “Ere we will eat our meal in fear, and sleep / In rge afflication of these terrible dreams / That shake us nightly.” (Shakespeare 3.3 20-24). Here Shakespeare shows that Macbeth can’t sleep at night or eat because of his fears of Banquo and his son Fleance. Macbeth goes on to send murders out to kill his best friend because of his fears. Finally, by the end of the play Macbeth is getting sceptical about Macduff.