(I, v, l.140-141). She decides her love is more importnat than her family and muses to Romeo, “Deny thy father and refuse thy name. Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.”( II, ii, l. 34-36) She still pursues and has intentions to continue her relationship as she says "this bud of love, by summer’s ripening breath, may prove a beauteous flower when next we meet. "( II, ii, l. 121-122) She even agrees to get married to Romeo the very next day. Juliet’s rebellious streak is yet again evident when she says she will not marry Paris.
Thus condemning her to forever loneliness and to be forsaken by love. Rappaccini only sees Beatrice’s poisonous nature as a gift of safety, we can almost see the caring and loving attitude that Rappaccini shows as a parent. Giovanni struggles with his unstoppable love of Beatrice even dismissing his warnings and signs of an ominous fate. Beatrice while poisonous was pure, she in the end sacrifices herself for love much like Georgiana in The Birth
Which is funny because in this scene he is relinquishing his power to his daughters. From Patrick Galloway’s analysis of pride and King Lear, “It is the King 's egotistical demand for total love … that set the stage for his downfall…” (Galloway) Lear, much like the rest of us just wants to be loved, but he wants it on his own terms. He cannot look past his own inability to see what love really is. Lear’s tragic
Later on in the play, Romeo and Juliet are talking about their relationship, and what they would have to do to get married. Juliet says this to Romeo, “Deny thy father and refuse thy name / Or, if thou wilt not, but sworn my love / And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.” Juliet is saying that Romeo would need to give up his Montague name for her to be able to marry him. This quote shows the power of the feud that the parents have put them in. The young lovers can’t get married because of their parent’s rivalry, and this sets up many of their problems created by their parents. The next reason that Romeo and Juliet’s parents are responsible for their death is that the Capulet’s threw an enormous party, and let Romeo in.
O, most wicked speed, to post with such dexterity to incestuous sheets!” This sharp lexis exposes the depth in which he despises their marriage. Gertrude still recoils back to the stability of Claudius even after Hamlet accuses and exposes his mothers fickle disloyalty and moral standards in Act 1 Scene 2, “Frailty thy name is woman” furthers her inability to support and think critically herself responding to Alchin De Botton take on marriage, that ’we don 't understand ourselves’, Gertrude dependable manner suggests her moral compass and
Therefore, William Shakespeare shows how the feminist perspective is not the best lens to view modern literature in his play “Othello”, when Shakespeare shared through Othello in Act 3 when he speaks to Iago that “The man whose wife has been unfaithful lives happily as long as he does not love his wife” (Shakespeare, 127). Likewise, this quote shows how the feminist perspective might not show us how women were treated in the 1600s; this scene explains how men were not expected to love their wife and not expected to care. He is allowed to be happy as long as he didn’t love his wife. This is absorbing because we can see in modern days that men expect women to love them even if they don’t. Lastly, women then and now are expected to love their husbands even if they aren’t being treated right whereas men don’t need to love their wife if they don’t want
Ophelia has captured Hamlet’s love and is also in love with him herself. Hamlet constantly mistreats and deceives her, took her innocence, and eventually leaves her even though he promised that he would marry her. Ophelia is constantly a victim of Hamlet and his treatment of going back and forth between his strong love for her and harsh words towards her; he is constantly using her as a tool to get what he wants. In Act 3, Scene 1, Lines 113 – 117, Hamlet states to Ophelia: “Ay, truly, for the power of beauty will sooner transform honesty from what it is to a bawd than the force of honesty can translate beauty into his likeness. This was sometime a paradox, but now the time gives it proof.
Similar to Lady Macbeth, Antoinette, the protagonist in Wide Sargasso Sea, seeks control, but in her case, over her husband. When Antoinette entreats Christophine to revive Mr. Rochester’s love for her, Christophine asks her to “speak nice and make him understand. However, Antoinette claims that “[She] [has] tried,” but “he does not believe [her]” (105) and insists on using obeah, which is considered to be evil
In spite of everything that is done in Shakespeare’s tragic play, ‘King Lear’, we empathise with King Lear and view him as the victim - whether it be of his own folly or that he is at the mercy of his ‘two eldest daughters’. However this itself is not entirely true as Lear is as much of a sinner as his daughters, Lear blindingly plays a part in the his own downfall. Unbeknownst to Lear, as he is blinded with his divine rule, kingship and immense pride, we see him cause an imbalance in the order thus starting a chain reaction of chaos. By causing this imbalance, Lear creates a weakness in his sovereignty, through his own actions as he has allowed those who oppose him to take the opportunity to pry at his weakness and slowly break him down in order to rise and act against him and successfully take him down for their own personal gains. Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ depicts a brutal and unequal world where the natural order is distorted and humans dangerously walk the thin line between sanity and madness.
When he hears of his mother’s remarrying, Hamlet becomes infuriated by the, “Incest” which has taken over the throne. He explicates this statement by speaking, “She married. O, most wicked speed, to post with such dexterity to incestuous sheets! It is not, nor it cannot, come to good. But break, my heart; for I must hold my tongue.” (1:2 Lines 161-164) Hamlet becomes frustrated for the fact that he may not say anything negative about the marriage of the queen, his mother, no matter how much he disapproves.