When Desdemona marries Othello, she neglects to ask for her father’s permission for the courtship and wedding. Desdemona’s love for Othello is so blinding and abundant that she forgets to ask the most important person who loves her for a blessing. This neglect of her loyalty to her father bring shame upon her father which makes him appear that he has no control over his household, implying weakness in his leadership. Desdemona and Othello’s courtship seriously offends Desdemona’s father which puts the both of their lives at risk.
This scene basically leads to every other event in the play, leading to King Lear 's tragic downfall. In the scene where King Lear asks his three daughters how much they love him, is when Lear made one of the biggest mistakes that any father could ever do. He choose to favor Goneril and Regan over Cordelia, just because they exaggerated as they described their love for him. Lear did not even ask them to prove what they said, or see in action that actually prove their words. He
The King strives to convince himself that all his past actions were honorable, and it is only the ungratefulness of her two daughters that has caused him misery. This duality in the King 's character is well presented by the lack of proportion in his body, which serves to expose the theme of human misery in the scene. The King 's bald head with hair protruding from the sides may also be explicated to show misery suffered by the King. In both present and past culture, rubbing one’s head in times of great trouble and despair is considered a convention. Men when thinking hard about their current difficult situation are known to scratch their heads.
Because he is critical of the exploitation of his girl’s feelings concerning the continuation of unbalanced relationship. Which is making him more selfish and he does not to have any responsibilities. Also, the reader is also left with a great doubt, as there is no solution. Jig is a Spanish pregnant girl, and she is about to have an abortion. She seems young because she is depending on a careless man.
The two older daughters make beautiful and flattering speeches describing their love for the father, while Cordelia refuses to take part in the test saying that her love can’t be measured and she’s not able to express her feelings with words. Lear took it very wrong, being misleaded by beautiful words, he divided the kingdom among his older daughters and exiled Cordelia from her homeland. Later he found out that Goneril’s and Regan’s words were empty and in fact they had no love for him. They only cared
Lord Windermere truly loves his wife, but she believes he is cheating. Although, in actuality, he is only trying to protect her. Mrs. Erlynne heartlessly blackmails her own daughter's husband to regain the money and status she lost, but when Lady Windermere gets into trouble, she bails her out. It's also ironic that, while Lady Windermere is angry at her husband for his supposed cheating, she is willing to have an affair with Lord
This allows Iago to take advantage of Barbantio’s surprise and to come in between the newly weds with his disapproval. Iago is trying to ruin Othello 's marriage by sending Barbantio to Othello and expressing his dislike for his secret marriage, “Damned as thou art, thou hast enchanted her” (I. II. 82). Brabantio is in such shock that he believes Othello used magic to get Desdemona to marry him. Iago’s manipulation of Barbantio has ruined the relationship between a father and a daughter and any relationship that could happen between Othello and Barbantio.
King Hamlet loved Gertrude with all his heart that he “might not beteem the winds of heaven visit her face too roughly” this represents true unforgettable love. Hamlet is exasperated about his mother’s hasty marriage that he claims a “beast that wants discourse of reason would have mourned longer”. Gertrude’s hasty marriage with Claudius seems to Hamlet as done with “wicked speed to post with such dexterity to incestous sheets” showing Hamlet is disgusted with this relationship and aggressively disapproves to this action. Further into the play Act 3 Scene 2, Hamlet is having a conservation with Ophelia when he mentions “look you how cheerfully my mother looks, and my father died within two hours” showing anger towards the happiness of his mother. Throughout the play Hamlet uncovers horrible deeds his uncle has committed, which were “Remorseless, Treacherous, lecherous”.
He is blind and unfair as a father and as a ruler. He desires all the trappings of power without the responsibility which is why the passive and forgiving Cordelia is the perfect choice for a successor. ( Foster Edward E.) The audience may feel alienated towards him at the start of the play considering his selfish and harsh treatment of his favorite daughter.As an audience, we soon feel sympathy for Lear despite his egotistical manner. He quickly regrets his decision and can be forgiven for behaving rashly
In Hamlet, Queen Gertrude marries King Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle. In a way, Hamlet does feel betrayed by his mother’s marriage to her recently deceased husband’s brother. He feels as if she did not love his father, for if she did, she would have grieved longer. Through Hamlet and Queen Gertrude’s relationship and interactions, Shakespeare shows how even those closest to one can feel betrayed by actions and decisions that do not directly involve them. However, whether purposeful or not, Shakespeare does only portray familial betrayal.