Shakespeare sets the tone of fear using this literary device to show how there are harsh consequences for killing Tybalt. Shakespeare further explores this theme when Romeo asks, “Doth she not think me an old murderer, / Now I have stained the childhood of our joy / With blood removed but little from her own?” (Shakespeare III.iii.103-105). Shakespeare’s choice of words ,
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.
In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, ACT 3, scene 1 is a crucial in creating the circumstances that lead to the tragedy of the play. Shakespeare incorporates tragedy into Romeo and Juliet with the use of plot, language devices and aesthetic features. With these devices Shakespeare integrates poetic dialogue, forbidden love and devastating tragedy into the script of the play. In ACT 3, scene 1, Tybalt kills Mercutio and is killed by Romeo who is then banished by the prince, these unfortunate events contribute to the tragedy of the play. The scene begins with Benvolio and Mercutio hanging out, mocking each other and insulting the Capulets.
Creon’s strong feelings about Antigone burying of her brother transgressed him as the tragic hero because his stubbornness against her caused everyone to turn on him. Such as when Creon is talking to Antigone and he tells her “ In all of Thebes, you’re the only one who looks at things this way.” To which Antigone replies “They share my views, but they keep their mouths shut just for you.” This shows how Creon’s slowly being turned against because his stubbornness. Antigone admits to the burial of her brother and Creon orders her to a cave to survive as long as she can. When Creon’s son hears word of this he goes to talk to Creon and sees his stubbornness. Creon’s son Haemon kills himself when he finds Antigone dead, Creon's wife also kills herself once she hears of Haemon's death.
Proctor, however, is an example of Miller 's definition of a tragic hero as " the presence of a character who is ready to lay down his life, if need be, to secure one thing, his sense of personal dignity" (Miller, tragedy 4). Proctor embodies this definition because his anger leads him to be free. He has the courage to reveal his anger at Salem and the courage to reveal his affair with Abigail when he tells judge Danforth that he is raising "a whore" over heaven ( II iv 110). His wrath at this evil Salem makes him believe that God has abandoned this place "I say, I say , that God is dead" ( III i 119), so the only thing to direct him is his will to do the right thing, that he can not embrace a lie to save himself. Thus, his
The best way to analyze Iago and Emilia’s relationship is too first look at each of the characters separately, and what Shakespeare chose to develop through their relationship. With Emilia, Shakespeare used the relationship to develop her loyal and trusting nature. By showing her listening to Iago (stealing the handkerchief (3.3.336-337)) and believe the best in him (when she thinks Iago feels guilty for Cassio (3.3.3-4), it demonstrates how much capacity she has to be loyal, but only when she believes it is deserved. Furthermore, by showing this capability, Shakespeare sets Emilia up for her death scene. After learning that Iago broke her trust, and is no longer deserving of her loyalty, she chooses to stand up for herself and Desdemona against Iago and Othello; showing her
In Shakespeare’s, “Romeo and Juliet” Friar Laurence is to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths because he is devious and has a poor planning ability. Friar Laurence is to blame because of his devious and secretive nature. First, Friar Laurence agrees to perform a forbidden marriage without Romeo and Juliet’s family’s approval. Friar Laurence states, “In one respect, I’ll thy assistant to be; For this alliance may so happy prove to turn your household’s rancor to pure love” (Shakespeare 1031). This quote displays Friar Laurence’s devious nature because he had agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet, thinking that it would solve the rivalry between the two families even though it was against who he was, his morals, and his religion.
However, true loyalty and friendship requires throwing them a lifesaver when they’re crossing the line into madness. Kent let King Lear fall apart when the cruelty of his daughters led him to delusion. After Kent was banned, he stated “”my good intent / May carry through itself to that full issue / For which I razed my likeness. Now, banished Kent, / If thou canst serve where thou dost stand /condemned, / So may it come thy master, whom thou lov’st / Shall find thee full of labors” (King Lear Act 1.Scene 4.2-8). This shows Kent’s intentions of feeding into Lear’s downfall by pretending to be someone else just to prove his love and watch out for him.
When Desdemona marries Othello, she neglects to ask for her father’s permission for the courtship and wedding. Desdemona’s love for Othello is so blind and abundant that she forgets to ask the most important person who loves her for a blessing. This neglect of her loyalty to her father brings shame upon her father, which makes him appear that he has no control over his household, implying weakness in his leadership. Desdemona and Othello’s courtship seriously offends Desdemona’s father, which puts the both of their lives at risk. Desdemona’s father states that he should kill her for her disloyalty from getting married without his permission.
'Hatred is blind and anger deaf: the one who pours himself a cup of vengeance is likely to drink bitter draught ' (569). Later in the novel, Villefort commands his wife to commit suicide because she is dishonorable. The same self-justice he hates caused his wife and son to commit suicide. He realizes he has no room to judge after this action. Simply put, the audience learns only God can judge
In the tragedy, “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare, guilt is contributed throughout the play, sacrificing a feeling that haunts the conscience. The feeling of guilt can come from committing a crime, a faulty act, or even violation over someone. The criminal may have remorse in their sinful hands creating an awful grudge with their past. It can lead them to their horrific death of repeatedly seeing their hands, as a reminder of what they have done. ”Hands”, signify the important components of self and violence that rounds out an emphasis placed on choice throughout the play.