The story The Taming of the Shrew written by William Shakespeare is a tale of how a nobleman tricks a drunken tinker named Christopher Sly into believing he is actually a nobleman himself. Christopher being of nobility watches a play about a marriage of Petruchio and a stubborn shrew Katherina (Kate). Throughout this play there are numerous examples of how Petruchio is abusive towards Kate as he attempts to tame her. Petruchio starves Kate along with being extremely careless when dealing with Kate’s feelings. He is very impolite, immature, and knows the best way to tame Kate.
Romeo and Juliet is a play about star-crossed lovers. Romeo is apart of a high class Montague family; their rival is the Capulet family. Romeo falls in love with the daughter of Lord Capulet. They want to get married but they know that this will not be approved between their family feud. This is why they secretly ask Friar Laurence to marry them in secret.
A merchant decrees that he will not allow his youngest daughter to marry until his eldest does so. Three suitors vie for one daughter's love while a bachelor tempers the other's wild spirit through various psychological experiments. In the midst of this comedic chaos, a seemingly minor character reminds the audience that first impressions are not as accurate as one might believe. Set against the backdrop of the Italian Renaissance, William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew chronicles a headstrong fortune seeker's tumultuous relationship with an equally headstrong noblewoman and his attempt to force her into submission. But while Shakespeare primarily focuses on leading characters Petruchio and Katherina, he also directs attention towards Katherina's demure sister
When Macbeth hears a voice cry “sleep no more”(Mac.2.2.33), it was the beginning of many of his illusions. He suffered from guilt after killing King Duncan and wasn’t able to sleep. Macbeth goes on to have more illusions throughout the story such as when he saw the bloody ghost of Banquo. Macbeth was the only one that could see Banquo, making him think that “the table’s full”(Mac.3.4.46) when they went to sit down for dinner. Macbeth continues to see the ghost of Banquo throughout dinner causing him to have sudden and unexplained outbursts.
In Act one Scene three, Cyrano rudely interrupts a local play to banish one of the actors. He does this because the actor shows disrespect for women, which Cyrano will not tolerate. Cyrano repays the theatre with his year’s savings, depriving him of wealth but pleasing the audience. When Ligniere approaches Cyrano for help during Act one Scene seven, Cyrano offers more than shelter by escorting home and fighting off one hundred men. Another instance in which Cyrano reveals his heroic character is when he assists Christian in winning Roxane’s love.
In J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, Holden’s present life is being affected by all the troubling things he 's had happen to him in the past. Holden has never really stopped grieving his superlative brother—Allie’s—death which can lead to sudden anger outbursts abuse. Holden had hinted at being sexually abused at one point of the book which can lead to him doing bad things to cope with the abuse. A boy that Holen liked—James Castle—jumped out of a window after a few boys bullied him. These past instances have made Holden the cold, lying, introverted person we know.
Hamlet gets very angry after he realizes Cladius killed his father (Hamlet’s uncle). Hamlet responds very promptly by saying, “O villain, villain, smiling, damn’ed villain!/ My tables—meet it is I set it down/ That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain. At least I am sure it may be so in Denmark.
The servant is running around frantically because he does not know how to read; he needs to read an invitations for his lord Capulet. Romeo ends up reading the invitation list; for this servant. Romeo asks the servant “Who’s supper?” The servant than states that “Now I’ll tell you without asking. My master is the/ great rich Capulet; and if you be not of/ Montagues, I pray come and crush a cup of wine.
In the Induction of The Taming of the Shrew, the lord plays a joke on the drunk Sly and tricks Sly into thinking that he is a mighty noble and has been asleep for fifteen years. The lord also acts like a servant to Sly instead as an equal. The pair switching roles is interesting for two reasons. One, since it is a trick, Sly does not know that he is switching roles; he is completely ignorant and is convinced this is his real life. Second, it is interesting to note that the lord became a servant instead of acting himself.
In the tragedy of Othello, the protagonist Othello transforms from a loving husband to a paranoid shell of himself, tortured by delusions of infidelity. At the beginning of the play, Othello and his new bride, Desdemona are married despite their differences in age, race and background. Othello was initially accused of using “witchcraft” to lure Desdemona into marriage. After Desdemona assured her father before the senate that her loyalties are now divided between her father and her new husband and she was willingly embarking on this new chapter, he bestowed his blessing upon the couple.
A mean-spirited, miserly old man named Ebenezer Scrooge sits in his counting-house on a frigid Christmas Eve. His clerk, Bob Cratchit, shivers in the anteroom because Scrooge refuses to spend money on heating coals for a fire. Scrooge 's nephew, Fred, pays his uncle a visit and invites him to his annual Christmas party. Two portly gentlemen also drop by and ask Scrooge for a contribution to their charity. Scrooge reacts to the holiday visitors with bitterness and venom, spitting out an angry "Bah! Humbug!"
Giovanni and Lusanna: Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence, written by Gene Brucker, describes the relationship and downfall of two lovers during Renaissance Florence, Giovanni della Casa and Lusanna di Benedetto. What makes this relationship noteworthy among the other love affairs in Renaissance Florence is the legal battle that ensued from it and the non-traditional roles Giovanni and Lusanna take on when one refers to the typical behaviors and views of men and women during this time. This relationship, however, is not typical and Lusanna is by no means a traditional woman of Renaissance Florence. Lusanna, essentially, finds a way to force herself into the court system and initially, wins her case. This is something that for the most
To Be or Not To Be Abusive In the story The Taming of the Shrew, there are many characters who mistreat each other. Even characters who end up marrying each other do not get along. Many spouses today still mistreat each other, Petruchio’s relationship with Katherine is an example of this.