Then she continue onto question why is he walking all over her so wickedly when she continues to praise him so highly and remains loving him. Unlike Beyoncé, Shakespeare sees the deceit and lies for what it is. Somehow they come to different conclusion with the affairs. Even though Beyoncé was so astonishingly hurt by her husband 's deception, she somehow finds a way to still love him. On the complete opposite side of the spectrum, Shakespeare has concluded that her energy was too dark and
In ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Shakespeare shows a variety of forms of love the most prevalent of which is the love between Romeo and Juliet. To only consider romantic love as the only form of love in the play would be reductive. Whilst the love between the “star-cross’d lovers’” could be considered ‘true love’ other forms of love include the forced love felt by Juliet through the threat of marriage, family love and the infatuation that Romeo feels for Rosaline at the beginning of the play. Shakespeare shows the true nature of love, he refrains from showing an idealistic, fairytale version of the emotion. Shakespeare especially shows how love is so intertwined with violence.
According to (Cash, 2013), Shakespeare shows the fault in romantic love by contrasting it with anti-romantic love. In Romeo and Juliet, binary opposition is used to convey this. Binary opposition can be explained as a literary device that uses two opposite concepts to convey contrast (Baldick, 2008). This device is used to emphasize opposing themes when compared and provides a deeper understanding of the characters. It enhances the readers experience and provides comic relief.
Overall, Shakespeare has presented love as a complex theme throughout Act 1 by consistently showing how love can either end in happiness or hurt. Many of the character throughout the play seem to view love as a curse placed onto people and as something that causes indescribable pain; whereas others view love as something that brings them happiness and joy. These two ideas greatly contrast each other exemplifying how complex love really is. Furthermore, the play as a whole shows how love cannot jump over every hurdle placed in front of it and when it fails to make it over that hurdle the characters feel great
Although Shakespeare’s Othello and Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko had two divergent plots, yet both share the same themes of love, honor and trust; which was specifically portrayed by the main characters Othello and Oroonoko. Who also share indistinguishable qualities. Othello is an example of how Shakespeare masterfully manipulates love as a tragic theme, or cause of misery and sadness, to reveal his characters' vulnerabilities. At the same time, in Oroonoko, love is a theme that allows love triangles to develop, fuels power conflicts, and even leads to death. Othello and Oroonoko shared a main characteristic, they both were men of honor; who would do anything to protect it.
Through this Shakespeare is conveying that Juilet is so madly in love with Romeo even though his family, the Montegues, are Juilet’s family, the Capulets, greatest enemy. Juliet also explains to her nurse that her love for Romeo is so strong she does not mind that he killed her beloved cousin. Juliet explains, “Shall I speak ill of him that is my husband?/ ah, poor my lord, what tongue shall smooth thy name/ when I thy three-hours wife, have mangled it?/ But wherefore, villian, didst thou kill my cousin? That villain cousin would have killed my husband”. (3.2.97-101) By “ah, poor my lord, what tongue shall smooth thy name/ when I thy three-hours wife, have mangled it?” Juliet is saying Ah, my poor husband, who will clear your name when I have been agreeing with my family and saying awful
William Shakespeare’s As You Like It defies the ardent claims of love that traditional pastoral ideals celebrate. Typically, the pastoral ideals of love include two passionate lovers whose fortunes deter the possibility of having a “happily ever after” situation. However, As You Like It ridicules this extreme idea of love. Within every love story embedded in the play, which include the pairings of Silvius and Phoebe, Touchstone and Audrey, Oliver and Celia, and Orlando and Rosalind, there is a “happily ever after” moment for them with their respective marriages in the final act. Pastoral writing highlighted love stories where lovers could not be with their beloved as shown in Ovid’s Metamorphoses; however, As You Like It depicts marriage as
Firstly, in Juliet's eavesdropped soliloquy scene, Shakespeare uses comedic language, and metaphors to show how Romeo would risk getting killed in order to see his love Juliet, contending that the heart overrules the head. Romeo intrudes the Capulet residence, creeping over to Juliet's room, where she is secretley professing her love for Romeo. Romeo eavesdrops and continues to talk to himself contemplating whether or not he should speak and reveal himself. Finally, he does and Juliet says,"How camest thou hither, tell me, and wherefore?/ The orchard walls are high and hard to climb,/And the place death, considering who thou art./ If any of my kinsmen find thee here." Romeo then states, "With love's light wings did I o'erperch these walls./ For stony limits cannot hold love out,/And what love can do that dares love attempt;/Therefore thy kinsmen are no let to me."
Similarly, unlike the praises that are lavished on for the young beautiful man, the poet again attempts to justify the unconventional beauty just like how he has done it in justifying the down to earth treatment on The Dark Lady throughout the sonnet 130. This can be seen by the deliberately chosen position with the use of verbal links such as “bastard”, “born”, “disgrace”, Nature, “Art”. It can be implied that the poet is being tempted by his lust and he is being tortured by his desire for a lusting woman that makes him guilty and sinful towards his true love in the manner that Art has made the old version of beauty readily counterfeited with a false effigy: “Sweet beauty hath no name, no holy bower,/ But is profaned, if not lives in disgrace.” The sonnet ends off with The Dark Lady being the icon of beauty: “Yet so they mourn becoming of their woe,/ That every tongue says beauty should look so.” In this manner, the poet is lustful towards The Dark Lady and only loves her
Based on the research of Dr. Roy Baumeister, it indicates that good appearance, great attitude, intelligence, status, and etc., which a things cause a woman or men desirable; it is called “prone to find their love unrequited”. In Diana poem, it presents the concept of unrequited love. One of the best examples of one sided love in Diana poem is “To burn in sighs, and starve in daily tears;…” from line 6. It points out that the writer extremely suffers from one sided love. However, in “starve in daily”.