Throughout The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet disobey their parents multiple times. Two examples are when Juliet rejects marrying Paris and when Romeo and Juliet get married. When Juliet rejects marrying Paris, her parents get mad and tell her that she has to marry Paris anyways. “I pray you tell my lord and father, madam, I will not marry yet; and when I do, I swear It shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate, Rather than Paris. These are news indeed (III.v.
Hamlet finds out that this was a setup of Claudius and Polonius to spy on him, so they can find out if he is truly mad. All of Hamlet’s comments towards Ophelia suggest that he feels betrayed. Hamlet and Ophelia showed each other true love but both were mad after their fathers’ deaths. Hamlet was acting mad to have revenge while Ophelia was truly mad. During Ophelia’s funeral, Hamlet stated “I loved Ophelia; forty thousand brothers could not with all their quantity of love make up my sum”, expressing his true feelings towards her.
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.
Another prominent theme is the opposition between courtship and falling in love. Back in the eighteenth century young lovers were arranged based by their social class. Marriage was often forced, as we see in The Rivals, Lydia is forced to marry a well-suited boy who fits her own social class, while the boy she loves is looked down upon for being penniless. Meanwhile they are the same boy. The different dialogues show diverse types of language spoken.
Often in works of literature, a character deceives or tricks other people. In the play “Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare, Petruchio does just that, he tricks and deceives his wife Katherine. To deceive someone is to cause (someone) to believe something that is not true, typically in order to gain some personal advantage. He deceives Katherine after they get married, he uses it as a part of his taming plan. Petruchio deceives Katherine by denying her food and sleep through intimidation and power control to tame her and give the play its title.
In London, he goes by the name of Ernest, but everyone else believes that Ernest is Jack’s scandalous brother who is the reason why Jack is constantly going out of town. Jack’s best friend, Algernon, knows him as Ernest, and Jack wishes to marry Algernon 's cousin named Gwendolen. When Algernon suspects that Jack is leading a double life after finding an inscription titled “Uncle Jack” from his adoptive father’s daughter Celia, Jack confesses and explains that he has considered killing his fake brother off because Celia has started to show interest in the so called Ernest. Gwendolen and her mother arrive and Jack takes the opportunity to propose to Gwendolen, but when Gwendolen accepts the proposal, she claims that she would never marry a man who was not named Ernest. On the other hand, Algernon, who is in
The theme of The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald is that the upper class tend to participate in actions that are commonly seen as dishonest, unfaithful, or sketchy. Characters like Nick, Gatsby, Tom and George have twisted views on their own reality due to unfaithfulness and dishonesty. Nick was constantly lied to in the story, for example, Gatsby lied to him about where he got his money. Lies, similar to the one above, gave Nick some twisted views on the reality of his friendship. Gatsby had a twisted view on love due to Daisy marrying Tom right after he left for the war, rather than waiting for him.
As we read this humorous play, we watch the prince, Don Pedro, helps one of his soldiers, Claudio, to court the governor's daughter, Hero, and eventually helping him to gain her hand in marriage. Sadly, Don Pedro's half brother, Don John, schemes to shame Claudio and ruin his marriage by tarnishing Hero's name, all due to his personal hatred of Claudio. Getting a henchman to sit by Hero's window at midnight, talking to her personal maid dressed as her, he achieved his aim, easily fooling the untrusting Claudio into thinking that Hero had a secret lover. Resulting both Claudio and Don Pedro planning to shame Hero in front of all the people gathered in the church on her wedding day, something that would not have happened if Claudio had more trust in Hero and verified what he thought he saw in the dim nightlight. Carrying out their revenge plot against the wrongfully accused Hero on the wedding day, her father too presented her with no trust or opportunity to explain herself, quickly believing the words of her accusers, and wishing her dead, leaving us unable to do anything but clench our teeth and read on.
Oscar Wilde detested the way in which people lived and the rules one had to follow in order to represent their class properly or to not embarrass themselves. The dishonesty and lies that overpowered Victorian era people 's everyday lives are greatly ridiculed in Wilde’s writing. Algernon and Jack use fake identities to escape their current situations, and throughout the play they use this to their advantage until it blows up in their faces. They have fallen in love with women who believe that they are marrying a men with the name of Ernest. Algernon had only just met Cecily when he declared that he was in love with her and he used Jack 's non existent brother as a segway to Cecily’s heart as she yearned to marry someone of the name of Ernest.
In William Shakespeare’s, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, there is controversy over whether lovers died due to fate or freedom of choice. There is more evidence proving that freedom of choice influenced their death over fate. Benevolilo and Mercutio urge Romeo, Mr. Montague’s son, to meet someone, so that his mind would be distracted from Rosaline, Romeo’s former lover. Romeo decides to go to the party in spite of the servant who told him: “if you be not of the house of/ Montagues, I pray come and crash a cup of wine.”(Shakespeare 385). He found another woman at the party and as he gazed across the room, he voiced: O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!/It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night/As rich a jewel in an Ethip’s ear/Beauty to rich for use, for earth to dear!/So