Introduction Sonnet 130 is considered to be in the group of poems addressing the so called ‘Dark Lady’, who the speaker hates, loves and lusts for simultaneously. In the Sonnet Shakespeare characterizes the Dark Lady’s appearance with metaphors, which are extraordinarily out of character for the Petrarchan traditions. Instead of lauding the unavailable mistress in the highest terms, as the Petrarchan tradition dictates, Sonnet 130 humorously mocks those traditions by ‘placing innovative pressure upon the limits of metaphoricity’ (Callaghan, 56). This paper briefly engages with Shakespeare’s witty criticism of the Petrarchan traditions and mainly focuses on the different notion of love that Shakespeare portrays in this Sonnet. In contrast to the clichéd way of declaring one’s love to the beloved, which mainly consisted of lauding the object of affection, Shakespeare compares the mistress to a number of beauties of nature - but always against her favour.
In the play, Caliban is inferior to Prospero; in the poem, he is inferior to the god Setebos. He is portrayed as a subject in both works; however, this subjugation does not dehumanize him. Browning enhances Shakespeare’s play by communicating that Caliban’s humanity is reinforced not only by his emotions, language, and beliefs but also his submission to higher powers, which reveals Caliban’s acceptance of his own powerlessness and mortality. Colonialism was a prevalent issue during Shakespeare’s time, and The Tempest reflects the injustice of how conquered people were rendered powerless by their conquerors. There were frequent
His each and action is guided by the motive to abide by the superficial guidelines set by society. Throughout the play we can notice that Torvald calls Nora by name like ‘Spendthrift’, ‘Little lark’, ‘Little squirrel’. The contemporary readers might consider these as the names called with a feeling of love, but when analyzed we’ll realize that in a way Torvald was insulting and humiliating Nora by addressing her as ‘little’ and ‘Spendthrift’. It also gives us the reflection of Torvald’s psyche as it tells us that he considers Nora inferior to him and a being who doesn’t value money. He is a soul who firmly believes that a person has a reputation to hold and that is a reason he doesn’t give Krogstad a job in the bank.
Juliet’s soliloquy is significant in this scene because that is where, Shakespeare breaks the tradition for soliloquies, which are usually speeches where a character shares their inner thoughts only with the audience. However, Romeo overhears Juliet's soliloquy, making an invasion, on one hand, but it also serves as a reminder of their intimacy, because Juliet both allows and cherishes Romeo's interruption, reminding the audience how honest and open the two are with each other, and how if they can trust anyone, then it would be each other. That holds the audience’s attention because their love is not traditional, where they would take a while to get used to each other, but instead they truly listen and understand each
Othello In William Shakespeare’s play Othello, two main characters, Othello and Iago have completely different emotions throughout the play, yet both end up following a very similar route, and end up in the same place, dead. Many things will be shown, but one main trait from both Iago and Othello will be highlighted and connected to how both characters end up the same way, with the same feeling in the end. (1) Othello’s vulnerability, and (2) Iago’s jealous behavior that leads to mischief are extremely different emotions, but the two characters end up in the same place (3) making decisions that seem irrational to everyone around them such as sparking their killing instinct. Firstly, Othello was vulnerable to be attacked almost the entire book, and it will be proven that this is one of Othello’s strongest traits. First off, right in the beginning of the book Iago points out that Othello is venerable by saying, “The Moor is of a free and open nature, that thinks men are honest that only seem to be so; And will as tenderly be led by the nose As asses are.”(Othello, Act 1 Scene 3 Line 336) Essentially what Iago is saying here is that Othello, or the Moor is always presuming that people are honest, and good people allowing him to be deceived and led falsely.
Goodness and nobility is determined by an individual’s morality and their willingness to follow a virtuous path in their life. It is also determined by the ability of an individual to acknowledge their shortcomings and become more self-aware. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is a good man as he showcases righteous morals and principles. This is shown, as he ends his affair with Abigail, protects his wife and his friends’ wives, and dies to preserve his integrity and honour. First, John Proctor shows his goodness, by refusing the physical advances of Abigail, who wishes to continue their love affair.
RESPECT FOR OTHERS This is a basic requirement for nurturing friendship, team work, and for the synergy it promotes and sustains. Respect for others is based on self-respect. It really is following the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. Being a polite and courteous person makes one a rare individual in today's world. Politeness and a genuine concern for the rights and feelings of others in our society seem to have slammed the door in our faces.
In William Shakespeare’s Othello, honesty is a major theme in this play, it is one of the major themes that this play is based around. It not only provides good examples of how people throw around the idea of honesty and be a relatively dishonest person. The play would not have the same dramatic effect that is does now if there was not a lack of honesty that was contentious throughout the entirety of the play. The word honesty has the effect of dramatic irony on the audience because we see the play as a whole and all the wrong-doings that are taking place. The characters in Othello are effected by this word honesty because it shows us how we as people can be so trusting in someone that we should not.
In contrast, both Benvolio and Mercutio are Romeo’s friends, but when Romeo gets hurt from Rosaline, they choose two opposite ways to advise Romeo. Benvolio is maturer and more positive than Romeo, he suggests Romeo to find the right woman for him through comparison. He knows the meaning of life, the hurt of lovelorn can be reduced by finding another person. Love maybe important but there are still some things that more important than love, like family. Back to Mercutio, compared with Benvolio’s maturity, typically, Mercutio like a cynical aristocrat, he has nothing to worried about and usually use an ionic way to express his feeling.
That which is ugly, makes people unhappy; that which is beautiful makes them happy. Fielding was content to leave to Richardson the convention of society, of 'Good Form ' , as it is called -the code of Charles Grandson. Its place is taken in Tom Jones, if at all, by that 'prudence ' which Allworthy preached to Jones, and which is no more than the moderation that keeps a man out of it. The gist of the book 's moral purpose to show the Human nature , ugly and beautiful alike, raised to a high power of activity, so that ugly shall we clearly perceived. Incidentally meanness , cruelty, hypocrisy, lasciviousness will be found to bring unhappiness in their train; but is a worse punishment to be a Blifil than to suffer as Bilfil ultimately