King Hamlet loved Gertrude with all his heart that he “might not beteem the winds of heaven visit her face too roughly” this represents true unforgettable love. Hamlet is exasperated about his mother’s hasty marriage that he claims a “beast that wants discourse of reason would have mourned longer”. Gertrude’s hasty marriage with Claudius seems to Hamlet as done with “wicked speed to post with such dexterity to incestous sheets” showing Hamlet is disgusted with this relationship and aggressively disapproves to this action. Further into the play Act 3 Scene 2, Hamlet is having a conservation with Ophelia when he mentions “look you how cheerfully my mother looks, and my father died within two hours” showing anger towards the happiness of his mother. Throughout the play Hamlet uncovers horrible deeds his uncle has committed, which were “Remorseless, Treacherous, lecherous”.
In Hamlet, Queen Gertrude marries King Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle. In a way, Hamlet does feel betrayed by his mother’s marriage to her recently deceased husband’s brother. He feels as if she did not love his father, for if she did, she would have grieved longer. Through Hamlet and Queen Gertrude’s relationship and interactions, Shakespeare shows how even those closest to one can feel betrayed by actions and decisions that do not directly involve them. However, whether purposeful or not, Shakespeare does only portray familial betrayal.
Portia is still listing meaningful reasons for Brutus to put faith in her, and ends up accidentally degrading herself whilst doing so. She says, “I grant I am a woman; but withal/ A woman well reputed, Cato’s daughter/ Think you I am no stronger than my sex/ Being so father’d, and so husbanded” (Shakespeare, II.i 294-298)? Portia is once again providing a window for the reader to see into the mindset of their time. Her words reflect that she is not accountable for her own worth and personality, only the men who sired or married her show her worth. Brutus, being one of these men, is being directly charmed, as well as possibly accused.
The motivation behind their actions moving forward in the plot are simply to maintain their new founded authority. Since the both of them have just witnessed Lear banishing two of his favorite subjects, Kent and his own daughter Cordelia, they fear that he may take back his throne at the slightest whim; “You see how full of changes his age is; the observation we have made of it hath been little. He always loved our sister most, and with what poor judgement he hath now cast her off appears too grossly” (1.1.84-87). I must note that I cannot justify the actions of these two sisters in their pursuit of power. However, it is still peculiar to me that these two women are vilified so, whereas a man who is aggressive in his search for power might not
Celia proves that she is not like her father, who banished his brother, Rosalind’s father, for the sake of gaining power. This is shown as Celia tells Rosalind “… what he hath taken away from thy father perforce, I will render thee again in affection” (As You Like It I.ii.17-8). Celia finds it important to prove to Rosalind that she is not like her father, despite the fact that they have grown up together and therefore Rosalind would be aware of this. This shows Celia’s innocence and generosity as she prefers having the support of her cousin than to be the sole heir to the kingdom, and finds it necessary to let Rosalind know so. By doing this, Shakespeare also shows how dependent Celia is on Rosalind, suggesting that she is unwilling to continue without her.
The lie slowly tears Othello apart and causes him to ruin his marriage. Yet, Desdemona stays true to her love for Othello through this hardship. In Othello by Shakespeare, Desdemona is characterized as the ideal woman, but she sacrifices her perfect reputation for her love for Othello. At the beginning of Othello, Desdemona risks her image to marry Othello without her father’s permission; she is driven by her endless love for Othello. When Desdemona marries Othello, she neglects to ask for her father’s permission for the courtship and wedding.
At this point, Juliet is unaware of his name and demands that the nurse tells her. ‘His name is Romeo, and a Montague, The only son of your enemy’ Juliet is clearly quite distraught and replies with a very emotional line, ‘My only love sprung from my only hate’. The contrast of love/hate, in my opinion is very powerful. It illustrates Juliet’s raw emotions and feelings for Romeo. She continues to add, ‘Too early seen unknown, and known too late’.
Although she felt happy that someone actually wanted to marry her; Kate still maintained her guard against Petruchio being cold and threatening words to harm him. Petruchio, in order to change Kate into an obedient woman, came up with the idea to tame her. The Taming of the Shrew brings out the perspectives roles in the Elizabethan era leading to the reader’s support of Kate’s evolution and adaptation to
Hamlet was taught to hate Claudius for, in addition to murdering his father, spitefully marrying his mother and taking away the only love of the King’s life; during a long, emotional speech to Hamlet, the Ghost exclaimed that “thus was [he], sleeping, by a brother’s hand of life, of crown, of queen at once dispatched,” (1.5. 75-76). Hamlet begins to despise his uncle for not only killing his father, but for stealing his father’s wife, and perhaps winning his mother’s love. It is often wondered whether Hamlet has inappropriate
Another instance that depicts the differentiated treatment of men and women can be seen when looking at a dialogue between Hamlet and his mother. Throughout the conversation and various parts of the play, Hamlet expresses his disgust for his mother 's actions. He insults her by comparing his father to Hyperion and Claudius to a satyr. He tells Gertrude not to sin by sleeping with him and tells her she is nothing but lustful for marrying a man like Claudius when he says, “That blurs the grace and blush of modesty,/ Calls virtue hypocrite, takes off the rose/ From the fair forehead of an innocent love/ And sets a blister there, makes marriage vows/ As false as dicers ' oaths—oh, such a