Scenes that show his passionate actions for Juliet and scenes showing how he sometimes makes mistakes or gets in trouble because of his impulsive decisions these Scenes have been pointed out as examples of his passion, impulsiveness and thoughtfulness to prove that William Shakespeare used to develop Romeo’s personality to make him how he
It is tested throughout the play, but remains solid. Meanwhile, Claudio jumps ship at the first sign of trouble because of how it might affect his image. Claudio and Don John also sober up the play. While “Much Ado About Nothing” is a comedy, the themes of self-image and reputation make the reader question if it really will end in a marriage or sex, as comedies are wont to
Have you ever been influenced to do something or think something that effects your personality? In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo is a very dramatic and depressed character while Juliet is obedient and rational. As these two characters begin to meet and understand each other, one character has a greater influence upon the other. Romeo and Juliet both have very opposing characteristics that make them very interesting characters. Romeo has had more of an influence on Juliet because she changes her ideas and actions based on Romeo’s actions and ideas.
This creates an emphasis on Romeo’s utter affixation with love. Mercutio’s playfulness and ability to make a serious subject humorous and reasonable bring out the deep, dark, and depressing side of Romeo, who is completely the opposite when it comes to love. Romeo does not see love as a joke and we see him fall into a depression, Mercutio only makes this sadness more apparent as he talks so jokingly of love. Shakespeare uses Mercutio to lighten Romeo’s depression and make it more
Throughout the play, Friar Lawrence tries to make decisions that will benefit others, however, his disingenuous methods end up causing torture and pain for those around him. Furthermore, he ends up causing trouble for himself when he admits that “I married them [Romeo and Juliet],” (Shakespeare 5.3.243). Although it made sense to him at the time, his refusal to admit to the orchestration of the marriage of the two lovers before it became too late put him at risk of dire punishment. When he heard word of Juliet and Paris’s wedding plans, his decision to say nothing puts him in greater trouble. That also causes him to attempt desperate measures and to get Juliet to fake her death.
In William Shakespeare's tragedy, Othello, Shakespeare uses the adjective “honest” several times throughout the tragedy to create a sense of irony using the antagonist, Iago, who is constantly dishonest and deceitful to everyone despite claiming he is of honest reputation. Iago is perceived as a very honest man whom Othello, the protagonist, trusts. However, it can be repeatedly seen by the audience that Iago is not honest or trustworthy at all. He lies to create issues for Othello out of jealousy and revenge, yet continues to conceal his true nature through boasting that he is honest and playing victim. An example of how Shakespeare uses the word “honest” with irony is when Othello referred to Iago as “Honest Iago”(1.3.290) or when Othello claims “Iago is most honest”(2.3.17).
When Romeo first sees Juliet, he judges her based off of her appearance, this shows that he is quick to jump to conclusions and is immature. Romeo is a complex character because he can be emotionally unstable, childish and vulnerable, in spite of trying to become an
This is justified in the play in Act 3, Gertrude said, “Alas, how isn’t with you, that you do bend your eye on vacancy and with th' in corporal air do hold discourse?” Therefore Gertrude assertion made Polonius assertion look very ironic due to the erotic change in his behavior. Hamlet mad behavior seems to cause him to lose his focus on reality, but the question is Hamlet “mad?” Personally, I don’t think that Hamlet is “mad” because the circumstances he has to manage emotionally are difficult and people have different reactions toward difficult situation like this. Hamlet yields to physical violence when he’s stress therefore show that he has deeper issues than merely acting
Appearance versus reality is a common theme found among Shakespeare's plays, as seen in “Othello”. It becomes apparent that this deception can lead to the ultimate destruction of a character in Shakespeare's plays. Othello is manipulated by the jealous villain Iago as he encourages him to misinterpret what he sees, steering Othello away from the truth. Othello is susceptible to Iago's ploys due to the fact that he himself is so honest and straightforward, “For when my outward action doth demonstrate the
Throughout the great tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, many of the characters acted carelessly, without considering the consequences of their actions. Shakespeare used these characters to effectively emphasize the understanding of how important it is to act with caution and reasoning. The characters in the story often had not accurately analyzed decisions and issues that needed to be resolved, and would often make weak choices, ending in them meeting their fate, or greatly impacted the lives of their surrounding companions or family. Is it problematic to make resolutions without legitimate understanding of the hypothetical outcomes? Based on the words of William Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet, he proves this point adequately.