In the play Twelfth Night, through the depiction of Orsino’s and Viola’s desires for romantic love, Shakespeare portrays how adjustable and self-delusional human romantic attraction can be, especially when blinded by wants and needs. Viola, who puts on the appearance of a man, makes everybody think she is a male. Her disguise becomes a sexual confusion throughout the play for several characters, creating an odd love triangle where Viola loves Duke Orsino, who loves Oliva, which then on the other hand loves Viola, in disguise as Cesario. On the other hand, Malvolio dreams of marrying his beloved Olivia, and gaining authority over his superiors, like Sir Toby. Shakespeare uses disguise in the play to show several confusions and internal conflicts between the characters, proving how malleable and deluded some human attractions can be.
Toba Beta once said: "“Justice could be as blind as love.” Shakespeare 's play A Midsummer Night 's Dream captures the blindness 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.
Romeo and Juliet is a play about star-crossed lovers. Romeo is apart of a high class Montague family; their rival is the Capulet family. Romeo falls in love with the daughter of Lord Capulet. They want to get married but they know that this will not be approved between their family feud. This is why they secretly ask Friar Laurence to marry them in secret.
In the comedic play “Twelfth Night”, by William Shakespeare, the idea of deception is a theme explored throughout the entire play. In the case of Viola, a shipwrecked girl who believed her brother to be dead, decides to distance herself from others after hearing about a Lady Olivia who was also mourning the death of her own brother. She then assumes the persona of a young man named Cesario and enlists in the Duke Orsino 's services. The Duke, having befriended Cesario, a.k.a. Viola, asks Cesario to head over to Lady Olivia’s in hopes of wooing her over for him.
Two examples of the love they use are unrequited love also known as not returned love and Romantic love. One type of love that is shown in Romeo and Juliet is unrequited love. Unrequited love is where someone loves another person and the person does not return the love. One example, Romeo shows that he thinks no one is more beautiful than his love , saying, “One fairer than my love” (1.2.94). Romeo is talking with Benvolio about the capulet party and Benvolio wants Romeo to see that there is better looking girls than Rosaline but Romeo is saying that
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
The play begins with Giovanni telling Friar Bonaventura that he is in love with his sister Annabella, but the Friar tries to explain that his thoughts are sinful and evil. Giovanni agrees to repent for his sins, but this does not last as he confesses his love for Annabella soon after his meeting
Juliet's attitude toward love and marriage changes throughout Romeo and Juliet due to her falling in love with Romeo, marrying him in secret and committing suicide. Juliet’s attitude towards love changes when Juliet meets Romeo. By meeting Romeo Juliet falls in love with him and Romeo falls in love with Juliet that changes Juliet’s attitude towards love. Juliet’s attitude towards marriage changes when Juliet marries Romeo in secret. Juliet at first thought of marriage as an honor, but Juliet did not want to get married, Romeo changes that.
Othello did not know that Cassio was referring to his mistress, Bianca. He ruins his reputation when he slaps Desdemona and calls her a “whore” in front of her cousin, Lodovico. Desdemona is confused and asks Iago and Emilia for help. When Desdemona sings “willow,” she tells Emilia that she could never be unfaithful to Othello and Emilia says she would make her husband wealthier and king.
Othello made a bad choice by running off at night to marry a woman he didn’t truly know. Thoughtout the whole play Othello was making bad judgements. The worst one he made was trusting Iago with such little to go on. Othello watched in act 4 scene 1 where Iago was talking to Cassio as a great friend, trying to get Cassio to “talk” about the affair with Desdemona. If Iago can break a best friend bond why wouldn’t he lie to
The short story “Duty” tells readers what happened with Lady Capulet, both before and after Romeo and Juliet. In “Duty”, Lady Capulet’s monologue reveals that she was in love with a young Lord Montague, and he loved her as well. Young Lady Capulet, not yet a lady or a Capulet, had a choice quite similar to her daughter’s: love or duty. Unlike her daughter, Lady Capulet chose her duty to her family and to being obedient. Lady Capulet told her love “no” and married a man who she neither loved nor liked at all.
The most prominent concept of courtly love is shown by Arcita and Palamon falling in love with the same woman. According to the rules of courtly love, it is acceptable for two men to love one woman, although it will cause much strife between the two. When Palamon overhears Arcita complaining about how much he loves Emily, he jumps out at his cousin stating, “Arcita, oh you traitor wicked, / Now are you caught, that crave my lady so…/ Either I shall be dead or you shall die. / You shall not love my lady Emily” (45). The sight of a loved one causes heart palpitations, which is another ideal of courtly love, is displayed when both Arcita and Palamon see Emily for the first time.
There is love at first sight but is it true love? In the book “Romeo and Juliet”, Romeo and Juliet may show signs of love and say things like “I would die for you” but is it coming from the heart or are they just saying it. They had only truly met at the Capulet’s Ball but Juliet is already saying “ My only love sprung from my only hate.” (1.5, 136) This shows that Juliet found love at first sight. Also, although Romeo was obsessed with Rosaline, he had confessed, talking about Juliet saying “It is my lady, Oh it is my love. Oh, that she knew she were!”(2.2,10-11)This shows that Romeo fell for Juliet too.
In ‘My Last Duchess’, the speaker is a Duke who although tries to paint himself as a loving husband, actually exposes himself as a jealous man who tried to control his late wife, to no avail. The duke’s desire for control is apparent in the numerous uses of caesura,