Do you know it? Have you heard it?/Don 't you notice when evils due to enemies/are headed towards those we love?" (Antigone, Line 8-12) Antigone proves her familial loyalty when, after her brothers kill each other, King Creon states that only one of the brothers is to be buried. The other brother is dishonored and must be left to rot. Antigone defies Creon 's orders and buries her fallen brother in spite of the law forbidding the act.
In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Ophelia’s love for Hamlet ultimately leads to her madness. In order for Ophelia to build her relationship with Hamlet, she must go against her father’s orders considering he strictly prohibited her from seeing him. Hamlet then breaks up with Ophelia saying, “I did love you once,” and then tells her to go “to a nunnery,” causing Ophelia to feel a great amount of betrayal. Ophelia is already heartbroken, and now Hamlet murders her father which was too much for her to handle. The love Ophelia had for Hamlet was one that is considered as infatuation; Ophelia was young and did not know much about love,
Further proving her love, Juliet would rather her whole family think she was dead than marry a man that was not Romeo. In Act Five, when Romeo thought that Juliet was dead, he was ready to kill himself but Paris confronted him: “Put not another sin upon my head, by urging me to fury: O, be gone! By heaven, I love thee better than myself;” Even when Romeo is completely upset and mad that Paris was there, his love for Juliet kept him from starting conflict with anyone associated with her family. Their love was so strong that he continued to honor her wishes even when he thought she was dead. Altogether, the theme develops a great amount along with the story and helps the understand the
First, Juliet disobeyed her parents when they wanted her to marry Romeo. Following this, she decided to pretend to die leave her family to have a life with Romeo. In the end, Juliet did kill herself after she found Romeo dead, which shows a more significant loyalty to him instead of her family. This goes against the typical bond of loyalty between a family and accentuates the love between Romeo and Juliet. It shows the power of true love, and how it can shift one’s loyalty, even between one’s own family.
"No, dearest Georgiana, you came so nearly perfectly from the hand of Nature, that this slightest defect, which we hesitate to term a defect or a beauty, shocks me as being the visible mark of earthly imperfection." Alymer sees this mark as something ruining an almost perfect canvas. Knowing her husband views this mark, which she believes is a charm her whole life, as a defect really hurts her self-esteem. Now something she once viewed as a charm she now is almost as disgusted by it as Alymer is. She cannot bear to look at herself in the mirror or to see her real beauty.
The Nurse in her simple-minded helps Romeo and Juliet continue their relationship, but betrays their love by telling Juliet to forget about Romeo and marry Paris. The Friar takes advantage of Romeo and Juliet’s love to start a peace between their two families, but as the feud worsens, his plot to unite Romeo and Juliet in life actually leads to their death. Finally, Romeo loves Juliet to the point of death. This sacrificial love may be pure and passionate. But, this love may also point to his selfishness and vanity, that he is willing to die to get what he wants rather consider what Juliet would want and what would be the best course of action for their love to survive given the feud that exists between their families.
Haemon is Antigone’s fiance and when he found out that his soon-to-be wife is going to be killed, he confronts his father about it. Sophocles foreshadows Haemon’s death when he says, “Bring out the wretch, that in his sight, at once, here, with her bridegroom by her, she may die!”(Sophocles 42). Haemon ends up killing himself because he did not want to live without Antigone, for he loved her too much. Once Eurydice found out what had happened to her son, she could not take it. “...a voice of woe to my own household pierces through my ears; and I sink backward on my handmaidens afaint for terror…” (Sophocles 64).
The play “Othello” by Shakespeare is about a man who eloped with the senator’s daughter. Then became deeply in love. The play also includes a man named Iago who hates the general Othello because he gave the lieutenant position in favor for Cassio. As a result, Iago decided to play devil and manipulate Othello’s mind by telling him that his wife Desdemona committed adultery with Cassio. Which lead Iago asking his wife Emilia to steal Desdemona’s handkerchief so he can place it in Cassio’s bedroom.
Her initial manipulation attempts are unsuccessful, but Marie continues: “She harassed and bedeviled him so, / that he had no choice but to tell her” (lines 87-88). The use of “harassed and bedeviled” instantly casts his wife’s insistence as suspicious and malicious. Marie confirms the suspicions when the wife schemes with a knight who loved her to get rid of Bisclavret. Even though “she’d never loved [the knight] at all,” the wife offers herself to him in return for stealing Bisclavret’s clothes (line 107). “So Bisclavret was betrayed, / ruined by his own wife” (line 125-126, emphasis added).
Many believe that it’s Tom Buchannan to be blamed because he lies to Wilson who killed his wife Myrtle to get his revenge towards Gatsby by getting him killed for trying to take Daisy away from him. Gatsby could have prevented his own death if he didn’t lose to his own ego to claim Daisy, as his own to claim dominance over Tom would later seal his fate in a death bed. During chapter 7 things get heated when Tom and Gatsby started arguing “Your wife doesn’t love you …. she’s never loved you. She loves me”(131-7).
The passage evokes pathos from the readers as they feel pity for Desdemona. Despite Desdemona’s pitiful circumstances, she remains melancholy and displays her unconditional love for Othello by accepting her fate under his false accusations of adultery. She is certain that her death will come but even on her deathbed, she defends her husband by stating, ”Let nobody blame him; his scorn I approve” (Oth.4.3.53). This particular quote shows the depth of Desdemona’s love towards Othello. Her innocence and purity are shown through her faithful actions, but it is her unawareness of Iago’s manipulation that leads reader 's’ to pity Desdemona.