In the novel Romeo and Juliet, there are characters that have structural roles to play. These characters have a deeper and more significant meaning to the story than how they are literally interpreted by the reader. One of these character is Mercutio, a blood relative of the Prince and a close friend of Romeo. Mercutio's role in Romeo and Juliet is to provide the masculine comic potential through the action of degrading love in a joking fashion as observed in the Queen Mab speech, the taunting of the Nurse, and the taunting of Romeo through Rosaline. One example of how Mercutio is the masculine comic potential is through the Queen Mab speech.
This theory is significant as since William Shakespeare was asked to write a play related to the wedding, he would have written a wedding between Theseus and Hippolyta in his work to make his play related to Elizabeth Carey, or Lady Berkeley’s wedding. We, however, have no real evidences of what I just mentioned for when and why this play was published. These theories are not just a random guess, but when facts about one of a famous person is not known well; it does bother me as I want to become like him. What is known for certain is the play would be performed at The Theatre and The Globe. It is also thought that inspiration of the play came from Chaucer 's "The Knight 's Tale" and Ovid 's Metamorphoses.
In each story we find two young people who are in love, sadly though, both loves have been forbad. Our main point here is the divider which separates the lovers. In Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare writes, “from ancient grudge break to new mutiny” (1.1.2). Then in “Pyramus and Thisbe” Ovid writes “They longed to marry, but their parents forbade.” (947). Now that the divider has been brought to attention, we must also know that when love is restrained, it finds a way to come through.
Also we can see how Duke quickly becomes close to Voila, disguised as man, in both productions. We also see how in both the film and the dramatic piece Duke asks Viola, disguised as a man, to help him get Olivia, but in both Duke thinks Viola has betrayed him by stealing Olivia from him. All this similarities keep the essence of the play in the
Both are respectable young men who consider themselves gentlemen, therefore physically and intellectually superior to women. Despite the fact that they make up fictional characters, Ernest and Bunbury, in order to use them as excuses to have a relief from their duties. For example, in the first act when Algernon asks Jack if he told Gwendolen, who is Algernon’s cousin, the truth about himself being Earnest, Jack answers ‘My dear fellow, the truth isn’t quite the sort of thing one tells to a nice, sweet, refined girl. What extraordinary ideas you have about the way to behave to a woman!’. In this extract, Jack implies that women are incapable to handle the truth as they are inferior to them.
These two characters wanted the best for the newlywed couple; however, both contributed to the tragic ending of Romeo and Juliet, making some of their guidance useful and some of it useless. The Friar genuinely cared about Romeo, as he tried to provide the best advice to the young man. Prior to their marriage, Friar Laurence urged Romeo to be more cautious with his feelings, considering that he fell out of love with Rosaline so quickly. “Holy Saint
Being so, Friar Lawrence is the cause of the tragic ending in Romeo and Juliet, as he agreed to marry the two lovers without their parents permission, and devised a plan that ended with the lovers suicide. The character Friar Lawrence had an enormous role in the tragic ending of the story, as he allowed the two secret lovers from feuding families get married. Romeo and Juliet met on one fateful night at the Capulet’s party. Even though they were from opposing families, him from the Montagues and her from the Capulets, the two instantly fell in love with one another and went to Friar Laurence to get permission for the marriage. The Friar was reluctant at first but decides, “‘In one respect I’ll thy assistant be; For this alliance may happy prove To turn your households rancor to pure love’” (2.3 97-100).
Both authors’ characterized males as the head of the family and that they are the one who should protect the females. In William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, social behaviors for males are to be manly, true to themselves, and controlling. For example as Polonius a kings men stated to his son Laertes, “And, above all, be true to yourself” (Shakespeare 1376). Polonius the head of his family is telling his son to go explore and find friends, which are either female or male and to test out whom they are. He is telling his son to be friendly with people, but to not become too attach to them, while being in dominate of the society by being true to himself.
He uses this technique to guide the readers to understand the theme of how Aylmer inability to accept imperfection in the story and how it leads the loss of Georgiana. One of Hawthorne’s example of foreshadowing is when he says,” … he might have felt his affection heightened by the prettiness of his mimic hand, now vaguely portrayed, now lost, now stealing forth again and glimmering to and fro with every pulse of emotion that throbbed within her heart; but, seeing her otherwise so perfect, he found his one defect grow more and more intolerable with every moment of their united lives” (341). Hawthorne uses foreshadowing to emphasize how strongly uncomfortable Aylmer feels about Georgiana birthmark and what actions Aylmer is will to do to remove her birthmark. He cannot accept the fact that loving Georgiana results in loving and accepting her flaws, which he cannot do as well. He also, subtly gives the readers ideas of what is or could possibly happen later in the story in result of Aylmer’s ideals on
After Aeneas and his troops land near Libya, Aeneas meets Dido, who presents him with another challenge. Dido is a widow who was once married to a rich husband, Sychaeus, who was killed by Dido’s greedy brother, Pygmalion. After the tragic death of her husband, Dido escapes to Libya and starts to build a new settlement there. After hearing about each others past struggles, the two characters, Aeneas and Dido, show compassion for one another and build a relationship until a messenger is sent to remind Aeneas’s of his destiny. The emotions between the two love birds affects both characters, as one commits suicide, and the other forgets about his destiny.