Matthew Wong College English 11 Mrs. Jean-Paul Literary Journals January 11, 2017 Quotation One As Lear argues with Regan he says, “ Thou better know’st the offices of nature, bond of childhood, effects of courtesy, dues of gratitude. Thy half o’ th’ kingdom hast thou not forgot, wherein I thee endowed” (II.iv 201-205) As scene four commences, Lear argues with Regan over Goneril. This quote is significant because it connects to the motif family. This is because you would expect the generosity given to your children to be returned through respect. Lear reminds Regan of everything that he had bestowed to her, that she should express and act on gratitude.
Continuously, the caesura in ‘fie, my lord, fie, a soldier, and afeard?’ builds up an ominous and dramatic effect towards the audiences. So, the prose by Lady Macbeth conveys the theme as she deceives herself to see the ‘spot’ which signifies her guilty and fear. Coming back to the main, we can say that Shakespeare uses the structure to remind deception Secondly, Shakespeare explores dramatic techniques including soliloquies, dramatic irony and the stage directions to convey deception to the audiences. This is evident in soliloquy of Macbeth, ‘My thought… hakes so my single state of man that function is smother’d in surmise…’ His ‘thought’, which is about good and bad of witches’ prophecies, makes him to deceive himself. Also, since it is soliloquy, no one can stop him to think excessively, so it makes him to lose his mind.
Lear describes his kingdom in a natural sense when giving Goneril her part of the kingdom, “Of all these bounds, even from this line to this, With shadowy forests and with champains riched, With plenteous rivers and wide-skirted meads,” (1.1.62-64). Lear once again summons nature when he banishes Cordelia from the kingdom, “For, by the sacred radiance of the sun,/ The mysteries of Hecate and the night,/ By all the operations of the orbs/From whom we do exist and cease to be,/ Here I disclaim all my paternal care,/Propinquity, and property of blood”(1.1.110-115). Lear calls upon nature to reject it at the same time, cutting ties with his own daughter. He once again calls out to nature when he curses Gorenil that she remains childless. Nature is seen as a chaotic storm that also reflects Lear’s inner tumult.
The dramatist casts a light on the pessimistic results of war to display the powerful results that will appear if two might monarchies heed to war. Therefore, Shakespeare disturbingly evokes pictures of 'a thousand widows,' shell shocked "mothers" cursing the Dauphin for the loss of "ungotten and unborn" sons and "dear husbands." Not only that but also the word 'mock' has been multitudinously repeated in the passage. This repetition pictorially emphasizes on the scorn Dauphin will gain if he leads to a battle with the brawny English side. Thereof, as Henry hyperbolically predefines the effect of the legal English expansion, the audience implies that these two nations are radically vigorous and their effects will be cataclysmic.
Indeed, Shakespeare reveals in the sonnet that when he is all alone, crying in despair, and cursing his fate, it is sufficient to think of his beloved to feel as if he were in a paradisiac dimension where he would not trade his position with kings. Unlike other
On the other hand, love is not as easily recognized in Sonnet 130. It can be found, however, in line 13 of Sonnet 130 when it says, “And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare.” This line means that he thinks that his love is extraordinary. While the subject matter appears very different, the message of both poems is the same. Through the poems, Shakespeare communicates that love is the same no matter the circumstances. In Sonnet 18, Shakespeare says that his lover will stay youthful and live forever in text; however, he knows realistically that his lover will age and die.
In Shakespeare’s Sonnet 73, each quatrain invokes a different metaphor to represent the aging process. The first quatrain suggests that the speaker is at the autumn at his life when he says, “That time of year thou may’st in me behold / When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang / Upon those boughs which shake against the cold / Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.” Words such as “cold” and “bare” convey ideas such as harshness and loneliness that are associated with old age. In the second quatrain, the speaker compares himself to, “the twilight of such
In these short poems, the authors utilize particular rhetorical techniques and methods to reflect the speakers’ personality and motivation. Therefore, presenting the speaker becomes the main focus of the authors. In Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 and Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess,” both poems reflect the speakers’ traits through monologue, figurative language, and symbolism. However, these two speakers’ personalities are different due to their attitude toward their beloved. The speaker in Sonnet 18 is gentle and delighted but frustrated because the ideal metaphor comparison of summer is not perfect for describing his beloved; the poem thus suggests that the way you love others reflects how you feel about yourself.
May be the conditions and places are not same but the results and happenings have closer similarity to each other. Both characters commit deadly mistakes in the beginning and their sufferings start because of blindness to their immediate surroundings and absence of foresight in their characters. But after losing their power and authority both seem to be able to perceive certain things with more wit than before. Lear realizes this only as he begins to go mad that Cordelia loves him truly and that Goneril and Regan were just disloyal flatterers. Similarly, Gloucester comes to understand that which of his son is good and which is bad at the moment
Textual Analysis In Act I scene i of William Shakespeare’s King Lear, the protagonist, Lear, demands his daughters to publicly profess their love for him. Two of his daughters, Regan and Goneril do not hesitate to praise King Lear and exaggerate their love for him, whereas his third daughter Cordelia honestly admits that she cannot flatter him like her sisters. When King Lear warns her she will not bequeath any land, the Earl of Kent, Lear’s loyal advisor, points out that this is a mistake and he should not fall for the flattering words, but rather for actions. Shakespeare underscores the theme of deceit versus honesty through Kent’s language and actions which I attempt to communicated to the audience through interpretations of the text focusing on his gestures, tone, and physicality.