It pushes characters against their beliefs and reasoning, it threads together the story in unlikely and convenient ways, and is always one step ahead of the characters throughout the entirety of the story. Fate is sometimes mentioned and criticized by characters in the play; however, it continues to shape their actions and decisions despite their slight awareness of its presence. A prime example of this control is shown when Romeo gets a bad feeling about going into the Capulet party. “I fear, too early; for my mind misgives some consequence yet hanging in the stars...” (I.IV.391).
He says “And so, good Capulet, -- which name I tender as dearly as my own” (A3.S1). This shows how, despite everything Tybalt has said about Romeo, the Montagues, and the hatred he has for their family name Romeo still treats him as family simply because he has the same last name as his wife. In addition Juliet is arranged to marry County Paris because of his good name and his good reputation and not because of who he really is, which contradicts the point Shakespeare makes when he shows that both Juliet and Romeo don’t care about each other's last names because it does show that a name defines a person and their
The clear jealousy of Ned while speaking to Loretta about Billy is one: “”This--er—this Billy,” he began haltingly. ” He is your brother?” ” This is breaking the image of a masculine power and gives him a softer side. The lack of aggression is also softening his character. It is the presence and distress of Loretta that seems to bring out this softer side for his view of women before Loretta was a disturbing and almost objectifying one: “Women were faithless and unveracious”.
The readers can learn that he is vigorous through his words and the
and then I think he's completely stupid" (Congdon 52). The ongoing confusion of both Truffaldino's previous whereabouts and questionable intelligence lend themselves to being both comedic and arguably making social remark. To further add complexity to a previously stock character, he is also crafted, between moments of comedic ignorance, as slightly wittier and more aware than his holder and richer counterparts, exclaiming, "Poor old man! You must be deaf!" when his answers are ignored by Pantalone upon their first meeting (Congdon 5).
However, Othello still perceives himself to be an important and desirable man given his prestigious position and military successes. By feeding Othello lies laced with his racial insecurities, Iago conflicts him. Iago says that Othello drastically changes “with his poison”: Dangerous conceits are in their natures poisons, Which at the first are scarce found to distaste, But with a little act upon the blood Burn like the mines of sulfur. (3.3.372-377) After
Shakespeare’s choice of words and the fact that Benvolio can recognize the servants’ behaviour as foolish and irrational shows that Benvolio has a higher moral understanding than the servants. In this scene, we also get introduced to Tybalt for the first time. Tybalt is portrayed as a hot-headed man with a bad temper, which can be seen when Tybalt says “…and talk of peace? I hate the word, As I hate hell, all Montagues and thee” (1.1.61-63). This shows that Tybalt is more interested to engage in a brawl than to make peace.
This is a fact that a multilingual person enjoys pleasures of life more than a person who speaks only one or two languages and English has the highest priority. English carries certain features and it has a great portfolio of literature. In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare uses a simile to portray Romeo’s amazement and wonder at Juliet’s beauty: “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! / Her beauty hangs upon the cheek of night, / Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear.” In this simile, Romeo is beginning the motif of light vs. darkness, where Juliet is always a spotless shining light, and everything becomes dark and shady around her.
An example of a difference between the two is the story describes Dr. Strauss as a man while the movie has a female actor play the role of Dr. Strauss. One of the main similarities between Charly and “Flowers for Algernon” is that they both characterize Charly as a male that is intellectually challenged at the beginning and then towards the middle of the plot he gains a massive amount of intelligence and becomes a brilliant young man. Charly has problems comprehending situations, reading or writing, and he doesn’t really possess any feelings or emotions at the beginning of the story. He shows his inability to comprehend when he fails to to do the test that Dr. Strauss and Professor Nemur give him to see if he is qualified for the experiment.
Secondly, at line 60, when Tybalt calls Romeo “Boy” instead of “Man”, the medium shot of Romeo will have a slightly higher angle, to portray that Romeo is the weaker of the pair. Thirdly, Romeo will repeat line 108 three times, “O sweet Juliet, Thy beauty hath made me effeminate And in my temper softened valour’s steel”, portraying Romeo’s shame in himself that he has lost his masculinity, and he blames it on his infatuation with Juliet. This is only one of many scenes in Romeo and Juliet that we can utilise to portray the theme of masculinity to the modern
Mercutio and benvolio where insulting the capulets trouble starts as tobalt is trying to find romeo to get him back for crashing their party. Tybalt and mercutio got into it and mercutio was stabbed and later died so romeo killed tybalt. The prince found out and had mercy on romeo which he only vanished. Juliet found out and was upset also got mad at the nurse for trying to curse romeo.
Benvolio is a character in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that has served as a great friend to Romeo and a peacemaker, my slide captivates his person entirely. He has helped Romeo throughout the story, by providing support and encouragement not only with Rosaline but again with Juliet. When Romeo was grieving over being in love with Rosaline Benvolio was the only one that could get through to Romeo and figure out what was wrong, he simply asked “[t]ell me in sadness, who is that you love?”(1.1.207) and Romeo trusted him enough to answer honestly. Rather than leaving Romeo and acting like it was not of importance he stood by his side and said he would “rather weep”(1.1.189) with him. To symbolize his friendship to Romeo I chose to add a yellow rose, which is said to be the flower of friendship and a panda, which also represents friendship (Reference.com).
Mercutio is one of the main and most interesting characters in Romeo and Juliet. There are three word that I think best describe Mercutio, those words are kind, smart, and brave. This is why those words describe him. The first word I would use to describe Mercutio is smart.
Tybalt and Benvolio are polar opposite people. They are also from two different households. Those two households had so much hate for each other they would kill just to prove themselves correct. The households were the Montagues and the Capulets.
1. Which single character is most responsible for driving the plot of Romeo and Juliet? Do you consider this character also to be the protagonist of the play? Why or why not?