If we believe it to be a sincere effort then we can truly believe that the shrew has been tamed which is sad because it has led to the death of Katharina’s personality. A second way to the understanding of speech is farce which is linked to the initial induction in the play which shows that the play in a farce and nothing happening is to be taken in a serious sense. It could be satirical where katharina realizes that it is in her best interest to budge according to petruchios demands for her own well being and she gives that speech just to re affirm her false sincerity to her husband. Since the language of the speech is highly exaggerated, I tend to believe it as
Contrary to belief though, this quote was a way to set his “mousetrap” and force her to be in the background of his grand scheme. The audience must draw conclusions concerning their relationship because their love is not the main focus of the play and Hamlet acting insane is an inconvenience because it is hard to decipher what was sincere or madness. Shakespeare does not seem to have a high opinion of women, while writing Hamlet, considering how Hamlet holds deep bitterness toward his mother and Ophelia for not having a backbone and allowing themselves to be pawns in the game Claudius and he are playing. Saying this, Hamlet’s behavior towards Ophelia is crude, rough, and full of anger. Despite Hamlet’s harsh treatment towards Ophelia, he really did love her, but because she was not his main focus, the
Consequently, for the duration of the play The Taming of The Shrew Katherine’s behavior is attributing the struggles of being a victim of reoccurring problems due to manipulation from Petruchio, and Bianca. Furthermore, the characters Bianca and Petruchio are not only victims of their own problems, but also is Katherine who is facing problems as well and her approach to the manipulation is allowing herself to remain easily influenced by her father, plus manipulated by Petruchio and Bianca. Also the possibility of a mental illness hinders her towards being obedient when women shouldn’t be compliant to their husbands, and the struggle of a hindering bipolar disorder is limiting her state of mind. Katherine from the play The Taming of The Shrew
One of the few reasons why Hamlet 's actions were not justified, was his treatment of his mother, Gertrude. Although there is reason for Hamlet to have harsh feelings for her after immediately marrying her dead husband 's brother, Gertrude was not the antagonist. Hamlet 's revenge should have been solely aimed toward Claudius. He instead projected his
“A man with too much ambition cannot sleep in peace” as stated by Maxx Mitchell. This statement describes that the people will have some trade off in order to pursue something they have, to give up on something. However, the goal is really the choice It could lead to different consequences either positive or negative. Shakespeare 's play Macbeth is described as a tragic character and his action has been influenced by his wife. Shakespeare believes that ambition, when taken too far leads to our destruction as shown through Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
Claudius implies that he thinks Hamlet is ‘brooding’ something behind this madness and is not falling for it. Claudius’s suspicions are confirmed by Hamlet’s rash behavior during the play. Instead of letting the actors say their lines while Horatio watched the King’s expression, Hamlet decides to commentate the play. He says, “ O, but she’ll keep her word,” and, “He poisons him i’th’ garden for his estate.” (3. 2.
Reality in Shakespeare's plays demonstrate the idea of how appearances rule the world. Hamlet acting as if he does not love Ophelia led to her death. In addition, Ophelia acts ed based upon her father’s wishes and what was considered acceptable and expected from a woman in her class in society. The motif also gives the audience a sense of power, because they know more than the characters do themselves. Appearances not only rule the world, but they could lead to mistakes that could never be fixed.
At the beginning of Act 3 Scene 1, Gertrude and Claudius receive Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Gertrude does her part as queen and in her role as Hamlet’s mother, so she’s looking out for him and worried about the guy. Claudius asks Gertrude to leave as him, Polonius, and Ophelia are going to get down to their spying plan. This might not have major implications as far as gender goes, but it’s interesting to see that Claudius seems to think that Gertrude won’t be super helpful and even intrusive in their plan. Gertrude mentions Ophelia’s part in this noble plan: “And for your part, Ophelia, I do with that your good beauties be the happy cause of Hamlet’s wildness; so
By the end of act 1, we know that Polonius wants Ophelia to protect her “honor” (or what was considered honor way back when) by rejecting Hamlet’s advances. In trying to occupy the role of the hero, Hamlet freaks and scares Ophelia by acting super awkward. Ophelia tells her dad, who thinks she must have done something to make Hamlet act really creepy. Ophelia says she “did repel his letters and denied his access [to her]” (2.1.110-111). Honor can meet lots of things, but in act two of Hamlet it’s mainly about Ophelia’s