The Duke of Ferrara is the main of this poem as he gives description of his last wife. He is telling this story to a messenger who came from another country. The Duke was planning to marry the princess of that country. The poem starts with the Duke pointing towards a painting of the Last Duchess made by Fra Pandolf. Although the speaker, the Duke of Ferrara, is speaking of this servant in a negative manner, he wishes his wife not to be bossy towards him.
“The Dead,” written by James Joyce center around an upper-class individual name Gabriel Conroy. Right from the start, Joyce didn’t hold back on how he wanted to portrayed Conroy’s character in a negative way. Conroy’s brief conversation with his aunt maid show how clumsy he is. “O, then, said Gabriel gaily, I suppose we 'll be going to your wedding one of these fine days with your young man, eh?” (Page 2) He clumsily provoked a defensive statement from the overworked maid about her love life. Instead of apologizing or explaining what he meant, Gabriel quickly ends the conversation by giving the maid a holiday tip.
Although he makes this decree with intentions to unite the city, his unwillingness to compromise with Antigone on the matter is childish and stubborn. While degrading Antigone in his eloquently put death sentence to her, he never attempts to rationalize her actions. To Kreon, Antigone simply wants to cause trouble by rudely “burying” a traitor, but he does not seem to understand the deep connection that family members have with one another. This was not simply some wandering joker looking to cause upheaval. This was a sister trying to bury her dead brother.
Once her father hears these accusations, he commands to “let her die” as a result of the crimes she committed (IV.i.163). These incidents in the play illustrate Hero’s sacrifice of her angelic and pure character. Hero does little to convince others of her innocence. Moreover, clinging to the traditional views of women, men are unlikely to listen to what women have to say. Shakespeare portrays women 's ranking in relation to men by illustrating Hero’s great sacrifice, and how her closest mentors refuse to help support her.
When Love is True True love is a defendable emotion worth personally sacrificing for. In William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo Montague falls in love with Juliet Capulet, the Capulets being revivals of the Montague family. In the late 1400’s, when the two families are fighting, there is a strict, no contact pact between the two families set by the Prince of the town they reside in: Verona, Italy. From meeting and marrying Juliet, illegally returning from Mantua out of exile to see his supposedly dead wife, and taking his own life to be in heaven where she appears to be, Romeo shows that he is truly in love with Juliet and that he is willing to do anything to be with her. Romeo’s heart drives him to make, at times, irrational decisions to be with his one true love.
Bertilak firsts attempts to expose the limits of Gawain’s virtues through seduction via his wife. First, Bertilak’s wife coerces Gawain to abide by courtly love in a conversation where she argues, “‘He’d never stayed so long with a lady and left her unkissed: courtesy cries out Against him! Surely some sly word was missing.’’Your pleasure is my command, Lady: I kiss as you wish, as a good knight Must. Ask me only once.’” (Line 1299-1304) which is ironic
Toba Beta once said: "“Justice could be as blind as love.” Shakespeare 's play A Midsummer Night 's Dream captures the blind bias of both love and justice. Egeus, a respected nobleman in Athens, arranged for his daughter, Hermia, to marry nobleman Demetrius. Egeus tells his daughter that she must obey his wishes: if she does not, she can either choose to become a nun, or die. Hermia, much to her father 's dismay, is deeply in a mutual love with a different nobleman, Lysander. In addition, Hermia 's childhood best friend and Demetrius were in love prior to his sights turning towards Hermia.
He is heir to the throne should be his, the son of a mother who he does not trust, nephew of the man who possibly killed his father, well, Ofelia is in a pretty tight spot too. Ophelia's father has been murdered by Hamlet, who used to be in love with her, and is now yelling at her about nunneries and then making strange sexual jokes and then goes to the sea. In the second act, Polonius says of Hamlet, "Though this be madness, yet there is method in it" and let's not overlook the method in the madness of Ophelia, like towards the end of Act Four, which delivers flowers you've collected to Claudius, Gertrude, and Laertes. These flowers have meanings that each would be known to the Elizabethan audience, they were the kind of people who liked their bouquets to contain secret codes. “There’s fennel for you, and columbines," says Ophelia, presumably to Gertrude fennel meant as flattery and columbines, marital infidelity.
After Romeo, Juliet's husband, was banished from Verona Juliet wept for him to return. Juliet's father believed her tears were for her dead cousin and to cheer her up Juliet's father arranged for her to marry Paris. Already being married, Juliet tried to resist her father's plan but he was firm and his mind had been set. Lord Capulet tells Juliet she was disrespectful by being disobedient but she continues to try and postpone the marriage. Her father's response was “Hang thee, young baggage, disobedient wretch!
The first character trait a tragic hero must fulfill is to awake a feeling of pity and fear in the audience. This happens at the point where Hamlet is thinking about suicide were he gets an interesting character (Act 1 Scene 2 p.23, 25). Furthermore, Hamlet is tough, grief world and upset with his mother’s love life with her new husband Claudius. He also feels betrayed when his mother marries his fathers brother so soon after his father’s death and he says “she married. O, most wicked speed, to post/ With such dexterity to incestuous sheets!”.