Hamlet describes vividly his disgust for his mother, Gertrude, in his first soliloquy in the first act of this play. The queen has just remarried to her deceased husband’s brother, Claudius, in a short amount of time. Enraged by this rash decision of the queen’s, Hamlet shouts, “Frailty, thy name is woman!” (Shakespeare). Hamlet drives himself crazy mourning over his mother’s decision to marry Claudius. In a way, Shakespeare is implying that when women are allowed to make their own decisions and do what they want, it never results in anything beneficial.
As he gets closer to retiring, he realizes that he needs to pass his kingdom over to the next generation. He proceeds to ignore the natural order of family legacy by deciding to divide his kingdom between his three daughters before his death. He wants to relish the power of still being king without any of the responsibility. Lear is easily persuaded by the sugar-coated flattery from his two eldest daughters, Goneril and Regan. He does not appreciate the blunt honesty of his youngest daughter Cordelia, who truly loves and cares for her father.
The play begins with King Lear’s wish to divide his kingdom among his daughters as now he is too old to rule and in order to prevent future conflicts. Nevertheless, the division of King Lear’s Kingdom causes the very tragedy it intended to prevent. Coleridge’s approach to regard this plan as stupid even preposterous has drawn a lot of criticism. However, according to Harry Jaffa this is the methodology of a skilled leader. By setting the favored Cordelia between Goneril and Regan in the focal point of the kingdom and handing down to her the lion 's offer of the land and power, Lear diminishes the probability that his older daughters will be able either to assault each other or to participate allied against Cordelia and her spouse ( Jeffrey, 1990).
Through this Shakespeare is conveying that Juilet is so madly in love with Romeo even though his family, the Montegues, are Juilet’s family, the Capulets, greatest enemy. Juliet also explains to her nurse that her love for Romeo is so strong she does not mind that he killed her beloved cousin. Juliet explains, “Shall I speak ill of him that is my husband?/ ah, poor my lord, what tongue shall smooth thy name/ when I thy three-hours wife, have mangled it?/ But wherefore, villian, didst thou kill my cousin? That villain cousin would have killed my husband”. (3.2.97-101) By “ah, poor my lord, what tongue shall smooth thy name/ when I thy three-hours wife, have mangled it?” Juliet is saying Ah, my poor husband, who will clear your name when I have been agreeing with my family and saying awful
Finally the gesture that really wins over Elizabeth 's affections is when Darcy goes out of his way to help a family he earlier stated hateful remarks to. When Elizabeth receives terrible news that her younger sister Lydia has ran away with Mr.Wickham Darcy steps in to make things right. Darcy pays Wickham to marry Lydia in effort to save the Bingley family name from utter embarrassment. When Elizabeth learns about this gesture she cant help but feel something for him. This gesture goes completely against the first impression of arrogance and narcissism showing, showing he will do anything to help shows Elizabeth a quality she can respect.
For example, when he first steps foot back in his own homeland, he immediately must disguise himself as a beggar. Due to this façade, Odysseus is treated horribly by the suitors, who have overrun his palace. One of these suitors, Melanthios, even physically abuses Odysseus when he “kicked at Odysseus’ hip as he passed by” (17.298). Yet he still decides to control his anger and not fight back, despite being constantly provoked. Another instance in which Odysseus has to overcome difficulties once he is home is when Antinoos, another suitor, begins to verbally attack him.
In King Lear, Lear is depicted as a very foolish and arrogant man. This is evident when Lear eats up the words of Regan and Goneril, who are lying about how they feel, when he asks his daughters to show who loves him the most. However, when his daughter Cordelia, who is Lear’s favorite daughter, does not play a long with Lear’s games as she believes her actions show her feelings toward her father more then words, Lear quickly dismisses her and decides to only give land to Regan and Cordelia. This clearly shows Lear’s arrogance and foolishness as he falls for the sap of his detached daughters and turns away from the daughter that actually loves him. In a Thousand Acres Larry Cook is depicted as more of a monster instead of a fool.
In the end of Taming of the Shrew, the shrew Katherine says: “Such duty as the subject owes the prince. Even such a woman oweth to her husband;” (Shakespeare 5.2 2663) This is a crucial line in the play, as most of the plot in Taming of the Shrew, revolves around the trials and tribulations of Petruchio attempting to tame Katherine, the shrew of the Minola family. Petruchio is a stubborn man (similar to Kate), hell-bent on taming Kate, as he sees her hard exterior, and makes it his mission to break that tough exterior she holds up. Petruchio at the beginning of the play seems like a man that is insolent to his servants, and only worried about marrying for financial gain, but we soon see this as untrue. Petruchio is a dynamic character which we see as he embarks on a journey to tame Katherine and take her as his wife.
In disturbing Ophelia, Hamlet’s madness reaches the ears of her highly influential father, who says to her, “Come, we go to the King” (2.1. 130) . Their subsequent report provokes the interest of the royal couple, who send Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to learn more. Hamlet then ups the ante, persisting in his act around Polonius himself. This only serves to heighten the concerns of the king, so much so that he devises a plot to discern the cause of the prince’s madness for himself.
He wanted to divide his kingdom among his daughters and asks them to proclaim their love for him and will make it as a basis in each daughter’s share of the kingdom. Cordelia, the youngest and the adored daughter of Lear brought her father to fury when she expressed her love in plain words in comparison with her two other sisters who used gratifying words to flatter the King. Enraged, King Lear disowned her and each of the remaining daughters had an equal share of the kingdom that led to jeopardizing events in the place. The DUP averted from the European setting. It depicted a Southeast Asian Kingdom showing its different heritage such as the costumes that added colors and vibrance to the play but illustrates the similarities of the Southeast Asian garments.