In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, love between the two main characters is demonstrated by their perseverance, sacrifices, and unwillingness to live without each other. Throughout the play, Romeo and Juliet experience life changing events together and even make the ultimate sacrifice by joining each other in death. The meaning of love can be interpreted in many ways, but some significant qualities are affection, accepting, and selflessness. While Romeo and Juliet are a pair of star-crossed lovers, they definitely have these qualities. Their love can be debated as infatuation, but their actions and words prove otherwise.
This suggests to the audience that Bassanio has a very loving and caring character. In the same scene, Bassanio says, “But life itself, my wife, and all the world, are not with me esteem’d above thy life”. This quote stresses Bassanio’s love for Antonio and how deep their friendship is because he said he would give up everything he has to save his life from the ‘devil’; Shylock. In conclusion, I believe it is fair to say that the relationship between Antonio and Bassanio heavily influenced their characters throughout the play and that it had also played a key role in most of the events that took place. Their relationship reveals to the audience that Antonio has a generous, willing and caring character and Bassanio has elements of naivety and lack of wisdom at the beginning of the play but develops as the play
She agrees to the plan. Helena arrives and doesn’t like the fact that Demetrius has eyes for Hermia, even though she loves Demetrius more than Hermia could. Helena, in a soliloquy, indicates that she will tell Demetrius about Hermia's plans and in turn might make him start to love her again. The Athenian workmen gather and Peter Quince hands out several parts
The audience is able to see both of the lovers, but Juliet is not aware of Romeo’s presence. Both of them are insecure about the relationship. For once Juliet does not feel completely ready it is “too rash, too unadvised, too sudden” and “too like the lightning, which doth cease to be ere one can say ‘It lightens’.” (Act 2 Scene 2) for her. Juliet feels too overwhelmed by the sudden affection which is just like a lightning stroke. Yet Shakespeare displays an emancipatory access to woman kind, portrayed as Juliet, due to the reason that she stands up for her own created problems and in the long run matures as a self-confident woman.
A wicked person wouldn’t feel the slightest guilt for something wrong they have done, yet Lady Macbeth felt culpability that lead her to her downfall. To begin, the relationship between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth was a strong, loving, equally based relationship. She was devoted and loyal to him until her unfaithful day. After Macbeth was told the prophecies, he immediately sent a letter to his wife, calling her his dearest partner. This shows how Macbeth treats her as an equal and was truly in love with her.
The way in which they end up together, which is due to the outcome of the battle between their people, sparks some interest on how Shakespeare depicts love in the story. Their love story is the weight that balances that the unfortunate events surrounding Lysander, Hermia, Helena and Demetrius. It seems almost ironic that Theseus and Hippolyta are happy after their union stemmed from a conflict and not “naturally”. This small event shows that Shakespeare is hopeful love and all love stories, will reach their balance, some easier than others but the conclusion of this story represents this thought. Once again, the relationship this theme has to real life is very strong, we all know that love is difficult but if it is meant to be, sooner or later, it will
The strong effects of love makes Helena a bit foolish and blind in the ways she reacts to it. In scene one of act one, the readers learn that Helena still loves Demetrius even though he loves her friend, Hermia, now. When Helena is first introduced, she demonstrates her jealousy and insecurities by asking Hermia for some of her beauty to win Demetrius back. Hermia and Lysander inform her that they are running away, and that Helena will be able to have Demetrius since he will never see Hermia again. Once Hermia and Lysander leave, Helena gives her soliloquy which reflects the mood of anger and jealousy; she also talks about how she’s going to tell Demetrius the two lover’s plans, so that Demetrius will love her again.
Hermia considers Helena to be her best friend, she wants Helena to be happy and wishes her the best of luck with Demetrius, she tells her the more she scorns Demetrius the more he loves her; While with Helena it’s the exact opposite, the more she loves Demetrius the more he hates her. Helena is deeply jealous of Hermia since she has taken Demetrius away from her and constantly compares herself to Hermia because of
Otherwise, Gertrude is always a good wife who unthinkably obeys her husband: “I shall obey you” (Act 3, sc 1). Until she realizes that Claudius is a killer, everything is too late once she drinks the poison. In conclusion, both Ophelia and Gertrude have followed what the society tells them to do and the consequence is obviously the death. Shakespeare creates two female characters to explain the weakness of women who are subservient on the role of men. They have no choice in their lives and always keep the image of the guy they love in the heart till the brink of
The definition is concise, but probably not very clear. It’s not easy to define what “absolute perfection” is, especially because of the free will. The passion between Romeo and Juliet is misinterpreted by the two young lovers as love. And all the readers in all these centuries have been interpreting a dramatic idea of love not based on reality but on impulsive feelings as “The ideal Love” . Romeo’s longing for ideal love is the primary driving force behind most of his actions, that reveal themselves as impulsive and stupid.