Unhae Langis, once wrote that, “Lady Macbeth evokes shame in him [Macbeth] to get him back into the contest.” By constantly shaming her husband, Lady Macbeth holds a great amount of control on the way he sees himself. Macbeth’s actions are ultimately based on pleasing his wife. When Macbeth informs his wife on the witches prophecies, she does not believe that Macbeth is strong enough to do whatever it takes to be the new king of Scotland. In Act I, Scene 5 of Macbeth, Shakespeare writes, “Yet
As the story unfolds, it is evident that Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are in an abusive relationship. Lady Macbeth seems to be the one that has the top say and final decision in the relationship. Macbeth, however, seems to coward under Lady Macbeth in most situations. He seems to be a lot more sympathetic that his wife, especially when he decided no to go through with killing the king. Lady Macbeth would definitely like the idea of her being queen, which is why she is so upset when Macbeth decides not to go through with killing the king.
In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Ophelia’s love for Hamlet ultimately leads to her madness. In order for Ophelia to build her relationship with Hamlet, she must go against her father’s orders considering he strictly prohibited her from seeing him. Hamlet then breaks up with Ophelia saying, “I did love you once,” and then tells her to go “to a nunnery,” causing Ophelia to feel a great amount of betrayal. Ophelia is already heartbroken, and now Hamlet murders her father which was too much for her to handle. The love Ophelia had for Hamlet was one that is considered as infatuation; Ophelia was young and did not know much about love,
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the title characters make impulsive decisions from the moment they are introduced to the audience. For example, during the first moments of meeting in Act I, both Romeo and Juliet profess their love for each other and Juliet even claims, in seeking out Romeo’s identity, that “If he is married, My grave is like to be my wedding bed” (Shakespeare 396). Juliet, in these lines, is stating that if she cannot have Romeo, she would rather die than be with anyone else. This behavior is rather surprising, as Juliet has just met Romeo and knows nothing about him. The article, “Beautiful Brains” addresses studies and findings on how the development of the teenage brain correlates with impulsive behavior in teenagers stating, “We all like new and exciting things, but we never value them more highly than we do during adolescence.
As the Montague and Capulet families have an ongoing feud, and Romeo and Juliet belong to opposite sides, it is inevitable that Juliet will have to choose between her family and husband at some point. Thus, when a situation such as this one occurs, her loyalty has proven to be more towards Romeo than her parents. To begin, one instance in which Juliet shows her loyalty to Romeo is when her parents want her to marry Count Paris, but she defies them and marries Romeo instead. She blatantly goes against their wishes and stays loyal to Romeo. While arguing with her parents on the issue, Juliet says, “‘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.
Lady Macbeth made Macbeth decisions for him until Duncan death, telling him what choices were right for him if he wanted to become king. Their relationship suddenly changes due to Duncan being killed. Macbeth loves Lady Macbeth a lot and holds a lot of respect for her, calling her “my dearest love’ and dear wife” (1.5.57 + 3.2.36). However, Lady Macbeth does not show any respect for her husband as she insults him by calling him “a coward” (1.7.43). Maybe Lady Macbeth
In conclusion, the motif of honour is reinforced through the characters in the play, specifically Gertrude, Ophelia and Hamlet. Gertrude’s hasty marriage to Claudius amidst the mourning of her deceased husband, brings her honour into question. By defying the precedent established by other royal widows of monarchs, Gertrude risks her honour as a queen. As a consequence of her actions, Gertrude also loses her honour as a mother to Hamlet. During Gertrude’s last moments, Hamlet’s farewell was of anger and madness rather than sadness and sorrow.
This is something very big of Beatrice to ask him to do, since they are best friends, which is why it is crazy when Benedick promises to challenge Claudio to a duel. Beatrice has never wished to marry, and even says that she would “rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me (Shakespeare 15). Her opinions instantly change after she overhears Hero and Ursula talking in the garden, saying that Benedick is in love with Beatrice. After hearing this, Beatrice now decides she will marry and love Benedick. Her emotions towards love and how Benedick feels about her change extremely fast, which demonstrates how rough the course of love is, since Beatrice and Benedick act as though they hate each other, and then suddenly wish to marry each other within a short period of time.
During the interaction based off realization you can see that Ophelia probably loved Hamlet but if it wasn’t for being under the supervision of her brother and father, she might have been able to influence Hamlet and this would lead to a change in the play. On the other hand, Hamlet accuses Ophelia of faithlessness, of whoring. He tells her to get her to a nunnery, a statement that implies that she is no better than a whore. This can be justified in Act 3, Scene 1 “Get thee to a nunnery. Why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners?
(Shakespeare 217) Madness as obviously taken hold of Ophelia’s mind. She has resorted to singing songs and handing flowers to the other characters in the play, this madness is caused by her father’s recent death and Hamlet’s denial of her. The transformation of Ophelia from obedient and loyal lover to a completely insane person is one that was caused by her gullibility. She thinks that Hamlet truly loves her but due to Hamlet’s possibly feigned madness, she is denied. This denial coupled with Polonius’ death drives Ophelia to insanity and ultimately
The character i portrayed was Hermia who was from a midsummers night dream by William Shakespeare.The first part of the play is when Hermia is stressed and furious. This is shown on page 3 when Hermia states “So will i grow,so live,so die my lord?”This is because her father wants her to either die or marry Demetrius who she’s not in love with,but Lysander, who she loves,comes up with a plan that will keep both of them far away from Demetrius.The 2nd part of the play is when Hermia begins confused, but then becomes jealous of Helena.This is displayed on page 36 when she says to her, “Get you gone! Who isn’t that hinders you?”.This is because Lysander is now acting like he loves Helena,but then she realises he actually does.This causes Hermia
In Scene 1 Act 2 she says “Let not thy mother lose her prayers, Hamlet; I pray thee stay with us; go not to Wittenberg" (1.2,18-19) she’s trying to protect Hamlet but not seeing that she’s actually hurting him. What made Hamlet mad was that she had married her uncle two months after his father’s death. Gertrude causes the main problem in Hamlet’s life and she does it by only thinking of herself. Hamlet is a young loyal man while the queen is nothing close to being loyal. Hamlet is loyal to his father and want revenges for his death by killing Claudius while Queen Gertrude is disloyal to Old Hamlet by marrying his