Albee develops pleasure within the characters through constant emotional gratification from the characters ' sadisitic tendencies and enjoyment derived from others ' pain. These tendencies and actions are inherently destructive for the marital relationship, leading to increased dramatic tension and cruelty as the night progresses. George criticizes Martha for sharing too much information about their relationship with their son: GEORGE. …about the apple of our eye…the sprout…the little bugger…(Spits it out)…our son…and if you start in on this other business, I warn you, Martha, it 's going to make me angry. MARTHA.
he had Puck drug them for his enjoyment and to help out Helena who he takes pity on. He takes pity on her because no one loves her, and because he feels bad about Demetrius brushing her off. Lysander, Demetrius, Helena, and Hermia have a crazy and complicated love square that gets even more complicated throughout the play. Being crazy in love is a major theme of A Midsummer Night’s dream by Shakespeare. This is shown by many characters throughout the play.
In fact, after Kent tried to calm him down and have him reflect on what he was doing, Lear got angry and banished Kent as well, who was his right hand man. As the play progresses, Lear’s madness is exposed again and again. One spot in particular that really demonstrated his loosening grip on reality was in scene four of act three when after talking to Poor Tom, he ripped off his clothes (3.4.107-108). He had been talking to Poor Tom after leaving his horrible daughters at Goneril’s home, venturing into a nasty storm, and was completely unphased by the crazy things that he is telling him. This part of the play was a big moment because it captured one of the key moments in Lear’s downward spiral into insanity.
Calpurnia is clairvoyant, yet Decius was ignoble, as he claims that the nightmares are nothing to worry about despite the fact that he knows for a fact that Caesar will be dying. This is lying. Decius wanted more so to obliterate Caesar. As Decius is saying in the play, he will be laughing and affronting others for not liking Caesar. Decius
Shakespeare further portrays men to be the instigators of betrayal, as Hamlet forgets that he ever loved Ophelia. Through, being overcome with intense hatred and anger at his mother, Hamlet denies ever having loved Ophelia, and orders her “to a nunnery”. It is Hamlet who instigates such betrayal, as he previously says “My fair Ophelia- Nymph” through “Nymph” Hamlet is describing Ophelia as a beautiful maid, thus highlighting his love for her. Yet, his attitude thereafter is considerably callous, as he continually questions Ophelia on her “honesty”. The continual questioning reflects that of a grueling and in part contributes to Ophelia’s later madness.
In “A View from the Bridge”, Arthur Miller presents Eddie as an overprotective, opiniated man who through the play gets more and more agitated by Rodolpho who he believes is taking Catherine away from her. At first, it appears that Eddie is the cause of his death at the end of the play, having called up the immigration office and said “I want to report something. Illegal immigrants. Two of them.” His actions results in Rodolpho and Marco being taken away by the immigration officers. The fact that Eddie has done this shows how much he hates Rodolpho and how much he cares about Catherine as he essentially is reporting his wife’s cousins which would have risked his relationship with Beatrice.
When Claudio came back, he wasn’t really sure if she still had feelings or not. His good friend Pedro had help him out and was able to win Hero's heart for him. Throughout the play, Don John had tried to break the relationship with Hero and Claudio. The big plan Don John had to split the two up was having Barachio and Margaret fool around in Hero’s room, making it seem as Margaret was Hero, and getting Claudio to see it happen down below from Heros window. As Claudio seen what was happening, he was furious and emotional.
Romeo’s first sighting of Juliet is linked to Tybalt realizing Romeo, a Montague, is at the Capulet party. Tybalt is outraged that a Montague should dare gatecrash the party and believes it would not be a sin to “strike him dead” (1.4.172). It is apparent love cannot escape the society and social conventions surrounding it. Tybalt recognizing Romeo as a Montague sparks the rising action in the dramatic structure of the play. Tybalt is adamant that Romeo be punished for trespassing and will not “endure him” (1.4.189).
Know we have divided in three our kingdom” (Lear Act 1:1 lines 37-40). Lear wants his daughters to fill his pride by having his daughters tell him how much they love him, even if they are lying. This sense of pride is Lear’s tragic flaw and it will eventually lead him to his own demise. As the play progresses, King Lear will succumb to madness as he slowly realizes he was selfish and gave credit to the wrong daughters. Chin-Yi, a scholar at the National University of Singapore states “Madness thus paradoxically comes with insight, it is only in madness that Lear apprehends the truth, while in sanity he had been blind to the superficial flatteries of Goneril and Regan” (Chin-Yi).