Madness was a reoccurring theme throughout the play and these were the two characters which portrayed it more than others. In Act 3 Scene 1 Hamlet encounters Ophelia and calls her “fair”, creating a calm atmosphere. Later Hamlet rapidly changes his attitude, raging towards Ophelia and telling her “Get thee to a nunnery” implying he loved her once but now denies her love. Hamlet was acting mad in front of her in an aggressive manner and says “God hath given you one face and you make yourselves another”, Hamlet is suggesting that all women are two faced. Hamlet finds out that this was a setup of Claudius and Polonius to spy on him, so they can find out if he is truly mad.
“Without you, I am torn like a sail in a storm,” insists We the Kings in their song, “Sad Song”. Romeo is a Montague, Juliet is a Capulet, their families are enemies, but this won’t stop them from being with each other. During this time and age for women, their father’s would choose their husband for them, and they have to obey their command. However, Juliet doesn’t obey her father, and falls in love with a man named Romeo. Being separated for Romeo and Juliet only makes their connection fow stronger.
From the time Juliet was a baby, her father was searching to find the perfect man to marry her. He had considered, age, last name, and most importantly, social status. He felt his daughter deserved to marry a rich man, of appropriate age, and would not even consider Romeo’s family, the Montagues, because of the families’ feud. Meanwhile, all Juliet wanted to do was marry Romeo, her true love. She even tells her parents in act III, scene v “He shall not make me there a joyful bride…I will not marry yet; and when I do, I swear it shall be Romeo…” In the twenty-first century, society sympathizes with Juliet, because no one could imagine marrying someone they did not choose.
Often in works of literature, a character deceives or tricks other people. In the play “Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare, Petruchio does just that, he tricks and deceives his wife Katherine. To deceive someone is to cause (someone) to believe something that is not true, typically in order to gain some personal advantage. He deceives Katherine after they get married, he uses it as a part of his taming plan. Petruchio deceives Katherine by denying her food and sleep through intimidation and power control to tame her and give the play its title.
When polonius finds out about the little love fling they have going on it absolutely infuriates him causing him to band Ophelia from seeing prince Hamlet. As the obeying and loyal daughter ophelia is she obeys her father's wishes. “ Then weigh what loss your honor may sustain If with too credent ear you list his songs, Or lose your heart, or your chaste treasure open To his unmastered importunity. Fear it, Ophelia. Fear it, my dear sister, And keep you in the rear of your affection, Out of the shot and danger of desire.
Shakespeare’s Othello occurs in sixteenth-century Europe during the Renaissance, a time when men believe they are paramount. Because they are subservient to men, women are weak and objectified. Women also have limits to their freedoms and opinions. In royal families, dire times cause for the princess to marry against her will to form alliances. Religion also pressures women into obeying men, the Church considers any form of disobedience as a crime.
“Fortune I do not want; employment I do not want; consequence I do not want” (J. Austen 1815, page 104), as Emma is not in need of anything and so, sees marriage as being a mistress to your partner. Mr Woodhouse views marriage as “the origin of change, was always disagreeable” (J. Austen 1815, page 6). He saw marriage as a cause of change. In the novel, Jane Austen portrayed that marriage was not centred on love, but wealth so that they can cater for their wants and needs; social status that is, women tend to marry men in the upper class; and family background in order to protect their reputation. The novel began with the wedding of Mr Weston and Miss Taylor, Emma’s friend which was significantly used to introduce the theme of marriage in the novel.
While the play “Othello” explores various theme topics, and ideas the main theme topic is betrayal, which is projected through the various relationships. Shakespeare uses imagery to show the corruption of relationships through the feeling or appearance of betrayal. This is evident between three main relationships throughout the play, Desdemona and Brabantio, her father, Iago and Emilia, and Othello and Desdemona, both husband and wife. Brabantio prior to the commencement of the play has tried to arrange Desdemona’s marriage but she not only rejects most of the eligible men presented to her, she concludes that she despises marriage, so opposite to marriage that she shunned the wealthy curled darlings of our nation” (I.2.67-68) “. Compared to this time period, where daughters were property, whose only purpose was to marry well off, Brabantio allows Desdemona to find her own path, unlike many others.
However, whether purposeful or not, Shakespeare does only portray familial betrayal. It is as simple as saying one will do one thing but another is actually done. The sense of betrayal felt by the person who was lied to is uncomparable. Though a minor interpretation, it sets the stage for more lies, or rather honesty, and betrayal to occur. For example, in King Lear, another one of Shakespeare’s plays, Lear asks all three of his daughters to state how much they love him, and as a result, the one who loves him the most will receive the largest piece of his kingdom.
Mrs. Bennet satisfied with their daughter getting married because they at least can get a place in the society. Elizabeth who at first rejected Mr. Collins proposal get mad by Mrs. Bennet who said "If you go on refusing every offer of marriage, you will never get a husband and I am sure I do not know who is to maintain you when your father is dead”. Elizabeth rejected Mr. Collins offers because she do not want to married for convenience but she want to get married with the man she love. In the end she married with Mr. Darcy after both managed to overcome their pride and prejudice against each other. Jane who at first sad because Mr. Bingey left Netherfield become happier after Mr. Bingley come back to Netherfield and proposed her.