O, she misused me past the endurance of a block! She told me, not thinking I had been myself, that I was the prince`s jester” (ii.i,227-228,230-231).This quote emphasizes that Benedick and Beatrice once loved one another but Benedick was fooled to he once loved Beatrice. Its shows that his love for Beatrice is lost when mentioned, “she misused me past the endurance of a block!”, demonstrates through his bitter connotation with the word “misused” implicating that Beatrice did not appreciate her love towards Benedick. Benedick feels that Beatrice has fooled him to think he was a joke because she used hurtful words as Benedick recalls, “she told me, not thinking I had been myself, that I was the prince`s jester”, that ended their relationship in an instant. The relationship that Benedick and Beatrice bitterly ended reminds when my friend Andrew and Susan got into a huge argument because of some words that she said without thinking it would hurt his
Romeo and Juliet Essay “Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied, and vice sometime by action dignified” (2.3 27-28). This is a quote by Friar Laurence, a character in William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, and it means that good intentions may lead to bad consequences. This captures the essence of this tragedy, as the good intentions of flawed characters lead to the demise of the play’s main characters, Romeo and Juliet. Three characters best exemplify this observation – Juliet’s nurse, the Friar, and Romeo. From the beginning, the nurse secretly helps Romeo and Juliet’s relationship grow by connecting the two lovers by bringing a ladder which allows them to complete their vows of marriage (3.2 32-36).
Masculinity by: Luc Masculinity the negative consequences of it’s power is reflected in many of the characters in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The masculinity in the story of Romeo and Juliet overrides the idea of true love and romance. This prevents Romeo and Juliet from being with each other, which ultimately causes the tragic death of the two young lovers. It is interesting that the very beginning of the play starts with an example of masculinity and it’s negative power. Two servants of the Capulet family are complaining about the servants of another family Montagues.
In these lines said by Othello, he is showing how someone’s deceit (having to do with his love for his wife) can really go as far as to make him criticize a whole entire gender based on one idea that his Desdemona has been unfaithful—and he does not even have proof that this accusation is true. Secondly, Iago successfully alters Othello’s pure and true love for Desdemona so much that his once fulfilling
John Ruskin once said, “It is better to lose your pride with someone you love than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride.” Similarly, in Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare also suggests that the biggest barrier between romantic love is pride. He asserts, this by telling the readers that love is a far more authentic feeling than pride, and that love can only grow if an individual is able to set aside their pride and allow themselves to be both vulnerable and receptive to authentic feelings. The first thing that is emphasized in the play, Much Ado About Nothing is the vulnerability and dangers of love. It’s shown that falling in love is a constant danger, and that no one gets out of the ordeal unharmed. When one is in love, they can be hurt by the words, and actions of their special someone.
This may be seen in Act 1, where Juliet says, "My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me that I must love a loathed enemy (1.5. 152-155)." This may show that Romeo and Juliet's love for each other led to them pursuing each other, regardless of their status.
The theme of love and misery is present throughout the play, yet Antonio holds a passionate and honest love that is a great contrast to the Petrarchan lover, Duke Orsino. Orsino is a melancholic lover who is in love with the idea of being ‘in love’; but unbeknownst to Orsino his views on love are more towards his stomach it seems. The first lines of the play Orsino explains his skewed view on love, Orsino refers to love as an “appetite” and mentions that it is possible for the appetite to ‘sicken and die’ which was a foreshadow in my opinion of Orsino’s character because through the play he mentions how strong his love is for Olivia despite the fact that he suddenly loses interest in her when someone else is brought to his attention. The use of the word ‘die’ when talking about
The misunderstanding and disobedience that occurs in the play due to their reluctance to understand each other causes many conflicts and disorientation between the core character of the play. For example, in the end of the play, Friar Lawrence admits his wrongdoing and utters "Miscarried by my fault, let my old life / Be sacrificed, some hour before his time, / Unto the rigor of severest law." (5.6. 267-269). In essence, his false hope of peace among the two families results in the death or tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.
Ophelia suspecting the cause of Hamlet’s madness to be his love for her is a clear example of dramatic irony as it shows her not grasping what is the real reason for him acting in that way. The conversation between Ophelia with Laertes and later on Polonius in Act 2 scene 1, leaves the audience with tension as Polonius says “This is the very ecstasy of love, / Whose violent property fordoes itself / And leads the will to desperate undertakings / As oft as any passion under heaven / That does afflict our natures.” (2.1. 102-106) The audience knows that the real reason of his madness is to distract attention from his investigation of the murder by leaving everyone concerned about his mental state. Shakespeare’s use of dramatic irony in this case
In the play A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, the main characters, Blanche Dubois and Stanley Kowalski, share a great dislike and distrust towards one another, ultimately becoming the basis for the story’s conflict. Their common contemption stems from their contrasting personalities and backgrounds, their incompatibility of being able to function under the same environment, and inability to adapt to the situations they find themselves in. Although Blanche detests Stanley and the manner in which he behaves in, she realises that he is a necessary part for Stella’s life in New Orleans, an environment that greatly differs from the southern aristocracy that Stella and Blanche once lived in. Blanche expresses this idea by stating, “Oh,