Even the strongest and largest stones can be weathered away into just sediments given enough pressure and time. In The Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare, the formidable and feared Katherine Minola meets her match in the vivacious and obstinate Petruchio. With wealth and fame in mind, Petruchio forces Katherine to marry him and attempts to conquer her throughout the story. Initially, Katherine maintains her stubborn behaviour and, at times, even resists Petruchio. However, as the story goes on, she gradually becomes more relenting to Petruchio’s demands.
In The Merchant of Venice, a play by William Shakespeare, money-lender Shylock is proven to have a villainous demeanor. Shylock holds a hatred towards a Christian merchant, and there is not a strong explanation to support the intense hatred. Also, instead of charging penalties, he fancies human flesh as a penalty to the debtor. Finally, he will not accept immense sums of money instead of the agreed upon bond. In the text, Shylock is continually proved as a murderous villain with insufficient reasoning for his unruly behavior.
In the society of Venice, Shylock is completely isolated and left out in the society because he is a Jew and usurer. He can be described as a 'Jew', 'heretic' and 'evil'. However, the opportunity comes to him which is the bond. The purpose of the bond is to take Antonio's flesh if Antonio cannot repay the
Emerson’s says, “It is the harder because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude…” (paragraph 4). Edna faces this challenge when her father comes into town and scolds her husband saying “ ‘You are too lenient to lenient by far...put your foot down good and hard; the only way to manage a wife. Take my word for it.’ ” (page 98). Edna’s father, the colonel, tires to edify Leonce and his wife 's relationship to keep Edna in line.
On the other hand, Bassanio really liked Portia and wanted to get married to her. So, for this he took a risk of putting Antonio at the mercy of the enemy Shylock. On the other hand, Bassanio also took the oath that if he failed to solve the mystery of the cascade she would never get married again. Portia was a romantic person and really liked Bassanio. She did not like all the princes and rich men who wanted to marry her.
Modern day women do not endure the same amount of disrespect that the women of the Elizabethan era faced. In “Othello”, Shakespeare compellingly illustrates how women during the Elizabethan era were treated by male figures in Venetian society. For instance, Othello is a warrior who respects and loves his wife just as she loves and respects him. In contrast, Iago is outright disrespectful to his very own wife, and he makes it clear that he does not think too fondly of women in general. Depicted as the handsome bachelor of the play, Cassio is highly respectful and seemingly flirtatious to all women naturally, which serves as the fuel for Iago’s malicious scheme in the play.
The lie slowly tears Othello apart and causes him to ruin his marriage. Yet, Desdemona stays true to her love for Othello through this hardship. In Othello by Shakespeare, Desdemona is characterized as the ideal woman, but she sacrifices her perfect reputation for her love for Othello. At the beginning of Othello, Desdemona risks her image to marry Othello without her father’s permission; she is driven by her endless love for Othello. When Desdemona marries Othello, she neglects to ask for her father’s permission for the courtship and wedding.
Juliet is able to be empathetic to her father’s temporary anger since she knew it is only a result of his deep love and support. Tybalt is shown to display signs of infuriation due to love when he discovers Romeo at a Capulet party. Capulet is hosting a gigantic party for anyone who is not a Montague, and plans to organize a fun experience for all. Tybalt, the nephew of Capulet, is not so pleased when he discovers Romeo, a Montague, has snuck into the party. He immediately wants to fight Romeo for disrespecting his family, but his uncle, Capulet, resists since he knows Romeo is respectable and he does not want to ruin the mood of the party.
Mrs. Bennet is overdramatic when it comes to finding husbands for each of her daughters, whereas Mr. Bennet could care less if his daughters find a handsome, wealthy man, he just likes to joke around and make fun of his wife because she is foolish. Together they are an example of how not to treat each other in a marriage. Mrs. Bennet is always nagging and thinks she is a perfect match maker when in reality she really doesn’t know a lot about real love. The marriage between Mr. and Mrs. Bennet can be rocky at times but they
However, whether purposeful or not, Shakespeare does only portray familial betrayal. It is as simple as saying one will do one thing but another is actually done. The sense of betrayal felt by the person who was lied to is uncomparable. Though a minor interpretation, it sets the stage for more lies, or rather honesty, and betrayal to occur. For example, in King Lear, another one of Shakespeare’s plays, Lear asks all three of his daughters to state how much they love him, and as a result, the one who loves him the most will receive the largest piece of his kingdom.