People say you only fall in love once; however, what if you have no choice but to fall in love a second time? One might have extreme feelings for one person, but the next minute they could have feelings for another person. Love can be portrayed as a bully that victimises those who fall for its games. In Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, love is expressed as a bully and targets the people of Athens and those within a magical fairyland. Although, the characters have good intentions, many things go wrong.
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, though an interesting and insightful drama, is a tragedy because of Romeo and Juliet. Their hasty passion of love led to dangerous marriage, their secrecy caused inescapable situations, and their rash choices throughout the course of the play made a chain reactions of bad decisions. These things led to the ultimate doom of Romeo and Juliet. Their hasty and secretive love doomed them. The most tragic aspect of the play was that all of it could have possibly been
Like many comedic love plas, a love triangle is the main plot. In Twelfth Night, wealthy duke has fallen in love with a wealthy countess. Then, a regular, desperate character enters. They will be the person who causes conflict and adds the third subject to the love triangle. Twelfth Night proves that love is complicated, deceptive, and can also be an abstract fantasy.
In the play A Midsummer’s Night Dream by William Shakespeare, many of the characters relentlessly pursue their goals in the face of illogical decisions, and, while fictional items such as the “love-in-idleness” flower are used to explain the character’s sudden love for each other, the play does illustrate how love and ambition can lead to unforeseen consequences. For example, when Puck accidently anointed Lysander’s eyes with the “love-in-idleness” juice, he started a chain of events leading to Lysander and Demetrius fighting over Helena while Hermia is treated as though she is worthless. Moreover, at one point, Lysander and Demetrius even threatened to duel each other when Lysander awoke after being anointed with the flower 's juice and said, "Where is Demetrius? O, how fit a word is that vile name to perish on my sword" (61). This shows how the character’s love for certain other characters, and their ambition to pursue said love, can lead to the destruction of previous relationships and lead them to make dangerous decisions.
Juliet is very distraught because of this, and her parents, unaware that she is already married, arrange a wedding for her and the County Paris. To avoid a forced marriage, Juliet fakes her own death however Romeo thinks she is really dead. He plans to lie alongside her and while doing this runs
Love is a feeling of deep affection and personal attachment which may or may not be mutual. In Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare predetermines the fate of two star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Their love for one another is unable to be expressed fully due to the bitter feud between their families, the Capulets and the Montagues, respectively. This leads the two teenagers to make rash decisions driven by their love which ultimately leads to both of their deaths. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare suggests that love can perpetuate a cycle of irrational choices and decisions which can lead to tragic consequences.
In everyone’s life they experience a true, pure love, but sometimes this love is destroyed by death do to the actions of others. These tragic events took place in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. There was an ancient feud between the Capulets and the Montagues that caused several innocent characters to die. Young love between Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet was also destroyed. After reading the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet, several readers would concur that the parents of the star-crossed lovers should be punished.
Every choice the characters make have a consequence that leads up to the tragic ending. The star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet made risky and impulsive moves through such a short time of knowing each other. Their infatuation with each other was so intense that it resulted in death. Whether or not it was actual love between the two is very debatable but if Romeo and Juliet weren 't so impulsive and infatuated with each other the play wouldn 't be the tragedy as we know
Twelfth Night is a play about confusion, love triangles, and goofing around. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a play about love, humor, and fairies that can alter feelings quite easily. Shakespeare had to use irony as a very big element in both comedies. The use of irony creates confusion which illustrates Shakespeare’s point about the madness of love and how messy life can get. In Twelfth Night dramatic irony was used as comic relief and to help the audience understand how the love triangle worked.
There are many instances in our lives when we act with unnecessary haste, which can sometimes have less than favourable outcomes. When an individual makes decisions in haste, then they do not think through the situation or consequences of their actions, which ultimately leads to their demise, or the demise of others. The subject of haste, and its sometimes deadly outcomes, is very prevalent in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. We are able to see hastes tragic outcomes through Balthasar's rushing to tell Romeo of Juliet's death, Mercutio's quick willingness to fight Tybalt, and Romeo and Juliet's impulsive love in its entirety. When Balthasar hurries to tell Romeo of Juliet's death, he fails to make sure that what he observed was true.
Yet Romeo and Juliet 's love is one that transcends the orthodox realms of society and goes against what is socially appropriate. Even Friar Lawrence makes this distinction when he speaks of the difference between loving and doting. This is the difference between Romeo 's feelings for Rosaline and for Juliet. His love for Rosaline being trivial and juvenile while his feelings for Juliet are more intense and even at times imply a vague sense of religious idolatry. Juliet too, shares similar feelings which is displayed in her soliloquy, thinking of Romeo: “My only love sprung from my only hate!” (Shakespeare 50).
As the two lovers fight against their families, the audience 's sympathies deepen. The tougher the obstacles, the better the love story. Of course, the play is a tragedy and contains much more than just the love story. And perhaps it 's the mix of romance and tragedy that makes the play so popular. The Story tells how much a couple is willing to go for each other.
Love is a universal subject that is significant and important in many lives. At the end of Shakespeare’s play, after a painful past, Demetrius’ fresh and recurring affection for the character Helena and Titania’s immediate infatuation for Nick Bottom is veiled as superficial love. Theseus’ speech about the effects or relationships incorporates how unrealistic love can be. Lysander’s feelings from love to hate towards Hermia represents how quickly emotions change. Hermia’s heart shattered as her own love refused her which expresses how painful love can be.
This is obvious even before the wedding, as Daisy appeared agonized prior to the ceremony: “‘Take ‘em down-stairs and give ‘em back to whoever they belong to. Tell ‘em all Daisy’s change’ her mine. Say ‘Daisy’s change’ her mine!’ She began to cry--she cried and cried”(76). However, Daisy knew, in order to maintain her elevated status on the social hierarchy, she needed to marry a man of the same strata, so she married Tom Buchanan and, “didn’t say another word”(76). The discontent once again becomes apparent directly before the occurrence of the mortality-inducing car crash that killed Tom’s lover, especially demonstrated with Daisy’s venomous comment to Tom, “‘you’re revolting’”(131).