The character of Antonio in Twelfth Night was almost a requirement for the plot that Shakespeare delivered; not only did he provide a gift that connected the two characters of Sebastian and Cesario, but he also provided an example of devoted love. The devoted love that Shakespeare portrayed through Antonio’s speeches and actions provide a striking contrast to the love that Duke Orsino had throughout the plot. Even the gift that Antonio presents in the play is a symbol of his greater love compared to any of the other characters. Shakespeare uses Antonio to oppose the Petrarchan lover theme, as a tool to connect characters and to prove the final message of the play; undying love has no boundaries. The theme of love and misery is present throughout the play, yet Antonio holds a passionate and honest love that is a great contrast to the Petrarchan lover, Duke Orsino.
The audience knew the plan for Beatrice and Benedick, but their own confidence in their wit betrayed them. Also, their witty comments to each other make for highly entertaining moments. Claudio allows other people to fool him into believing untrue things, which leads to dramatic altercations with numerous characters. Dogberry’s unwittiness leads to a coincidence that saves the whole play and creates an ironic feeling that the least intelligent character discovered the evil plot. “The wit of Shakespeare’s play informs the words spoken by the characters, places the characters themselves as truly witty and intelligent, inappropriately facetious, or ingeniously witless, suggests the lines of action these characters will
Mercutio: My invocation is fair and honest. In his mistress' name I conjure only but to raise up him. (2.1.27-29) Mercutio’s witty statement provides an exquisite example of dramatic irony because he and Benvolio reference Romeo’s mistress, with Rosaline in mind, and they are oblivious to the fact that Romeo now loves Juliet. Shakespeare incorporates dramatic irony at this specific point in the rising action as a discrete message to the audience that even those who remain super close to Romeo and Juliet are not aware of their secret romantic relationships. Two of Romeo’s best friends remain ou of the loop and are not informed when the love-srtricken Romeo find love and gets married.
Henry regurgitates Rinaldi's comment: women are of a great sexual service and makes a response that is only admirable to his friend: pity that there aren't any available to you (Hemingway 65). Because Henry is so impressionable Rinaldi encourages Henry to take another drink but how often does this happen right after Henry says something? One may infer that Rinaldi is hoping to suppress Henry's thought pattern even more so that Henry becomes more of a replication of his friend. Tragic heros are often times taken advantage of since they don't realize their mistaken actions, Gatsby is a good example of this as well. Federic allowed himself to be drunk by Rinaldi and swayed his way, without saying no.
Interestingly enough, both men feel insulted when the other party gives into their urges. Thomas is anal expulsive since he is careless with his finances and does not show any concern when he farts on Dan John the Friar. In contrast, Dan John the Friar is a complex character since his behavior fluctuates between anal retentive and anal expulsive. Therefore, it is up for the reader to decide which personality type Dan John belongs in. Their behaviors in The Summoner’s Tale enhance the overall humor of the
In the beginning of the novel, we see that Huck is quick to deceive to save his own skin. However, on his travels, he learns that lying is not always the best choice and that it is morally correct to tell the truth. Again, an example is when Huck is participating in the King and the Duke’s swindle. While partaking in a plan to steal the girls’ will, Huck starts to feel uncomfortable. As he spends time with the girls, he sees how sweet they are, and one even starts to grow on him.
I believe that Shakespeare choose to develop his character, to add a light comedic, contrast the more serious Romeo. He is constantly joking and making puns which adds pace to the play and entertains the audience. Shakespeare has many symbols of light and dark through the play and Mercutio’s role is key to this theme. His light hearted attitude to life and his Queen Mab speech which starts light but becomes very dark and finally his death which which is both light and dark. Mercutio is neither a Montague nor a Capulet, but because he is Romeo's friend, stands with the Montagues.
The story of Romeo and Juliet, is truly unique, and the story concludes with two unconventional deaths. With the dramatic end to a love story, it leaves the reader thinking about the love that was shared between the two, and its extremity, creating a lasting unique reputation for the story. “For never was a story of more woe. Than this of Juliet and her Romeo” The Romance between the two main characters proves that love does not have to be one-dimensional. True romance novel allow the two people, who are in love, to live with each other for their entire lives.
In Shakespeare 's Romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, show they are in love in many ways, such as the fact that they are willing to die for each other. Romeo demonstrates part of this willingness when he says, “Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee tonight. Let’s see for means. O mischief, thou art swift to enter the thoughts of desperate men!” (5.1.36-38). As a result of saying this, Romeo shows us that he is looking for a way to die in order to join Juliet in death, even though the audience is shown she is not really dead.
As regular human beings, we feel the primal sensibility of finding true love. But finding true love might be very difficult because of the chance of an infatuation. In the romantic play “Romeo and Juliet”, by William Shakespeare, there are two main characters that come from families that have always hated each other. A Montague named Romeo falls in love with a Capulet named Juliet, and they instantly know that true love is shared between them. True love is an everlasting affection between lovers that have a happy and compassionate relationship.