In the Italian Literature “The Divine Comedy”, written by Dante’ Alighieri in between 1308-1321 when he had died is said to be one of the most promising readings that has survived through history. Dante uses descriptive words and ironic characters in his writing that allow the readers to connect and follow easier. His sense of imagery is captivating when he’s describing the different stages and creatures, devils, and places we can visually see it in our minds, which makes his readings remarkable for its time. Dante makes his story very gruesome and real, he uses everything to inflict pain and torture souls as the way he thinks of hell. Dante uses himself as first person in this story to see his journey towards God.
….Did my heart love till now? Forswear it sight, For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” (1.5.41&49) This is an example of courtly love as Romeo refers to Juliet in terms of light saying that her beauty is brighter than any fire from the torches and that her presence lights up a room. He believes it is love at first sight.
Romeo and Juliet and “Pyramus and Thisbe”, were both amazing pieces of literature that ended in very unfortunate and atrocious ways. William Shakespeare, author of Romeo and Juliet, was born in 1564. He lived a very successful life as an author and play writer during the Elizabethan era of England. Ovid, author of “Pyramus and Thisbe”, was born in 43 BC. He was a Roman poet and had many auspicious pieces of work.
Context After being enchanted by Oberon’s love potion, Titania is awoken by Bottom, who she then falls madly in love with. She starts swearing her to love to him, to which Bottom responds: Analysis A poetic irony - Shakespeare gives one of the most thoughtful lines in the play, to the least thoughtful of characters. Bottom says it all; sometimes there is no reason to justify true love. Often, when one’s mind becomes obstructed by love, most reason, logic and rationale goes away in order to fulfill that love. Therefore love really keeps little company to reason, and can become very foolish and filled with
The contrast between Brampton and Hagar would be seen in their attitude to fine arts. Whereas Hagar has a fine aesthetic sensibility, Brampton lacks it conspicuously, as he is a hard boiled realist. You never gave adman for living horses, Hagar, he said at once. But when you seen them put into paper where they couldn’t drop manure… Well, keep your bloody paper horses. I’d as soon have nothing on my wall (93).
The whole play is mainly centered around true love and in the play, Romeo and Juliet’s love toward each other is a prime example of romantic love. Here is one of the many examples of true love. “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear— Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear. So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows As yonder lady o'er her fellows shows.
“There, Leonato, take her back again. Give not this rotten orange to your friend” (4.1.31) Shakespeare uses this effective metaphor; comparing Hero to a rotten orange shows Claudio’s perception of the girl he had previously declared undying love for. The image of an orange, seemingly beautiful and ripe on the outside, yet internally corrupted – ‘rotten’ – reiterates the theme of appearances and reality, which extends over the entire work. We see how acts of deceit expose the frailty in the Hero-Claudio love plot.
“Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disabled heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.” In the words of Henry Ward Beecher, he describes perfectly that young love though beautiful is quick. Henry Beecher’s words can be used to accurately describe how the love between Romeo and Juliet was never true love. From the beginning, Romeo and Juliet 's so-called love was nothing but infatuation and throughout the play, their feelings continued as nothing more than a corruption of love for they were blinded by quick and flighty emotions. Though the story of Romeo and Juliet is considered one of love, it is evident that the opposite is true based on the fact that they are strangers, they are dramatic, and rash.
“Twelfth Night” or “Twelfth Night or what you will” is one of Williams Shakespeare’s greatest work. Being his only play to be sharing two title and the play that had an impact on him popularity. I was believed to be written in 1601. Most critics consider it one of his greatest comedies, along with plays such as “As You like It”, “Much Ado about Nothing”, and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Twelfth Night is about illusion, deception, disguises, madness, and the extraordinary things that love will cause us to do.
The most true love stories that humans read, always end in a happy endings, but in the “Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet,” by the famous writer William Shakespeare and in the “Pyramus and Thisbe,” by the classic author Edith Hamilton. Both stories end in anything but a happily ever after. The lovers of these passages risk many things, and turns them to there future of death. These events that occur to the main characters lead to love, bad consequences, and no more life. The decisions made by the dramatic characters have a greater impact on the characters in these texts, leading to their death.