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 order to fully analyse the way in which Mr. Shiftlet deals with his actions, it is necessary what is the incontrovertible change that occurs in the story. It is possible to consider the marriage to Lucynell as an incontrovertible change, since the marriage takes away her innocence, the one factor that makes her desirable as a wife to Mr. Shiftlet. The marriage is doomed from the start in the sense that Shiftlet seems to regret it as soon as they leave the Ordinary’s office. Shiftlet exclaims “that didn’t satisfy me none” (O’Connor 442), and on the ride back to the farm it is explicitly stated that he does not Lucynell once, indicating that he is not pleased with his own decision to agree to the marriage (O’Connor 443). Shiftlet considers the marriage to be incontrovertible, but is unwilling to live the life Mrs. Crater has set out for him.
When they first meet, Catherine is of a higher part of society. With appalling behavior, she mistakes Hareton as a “servant [of Wuthering Heights]” (183). Insulted by her mistake, Hareton sends her away from Wuthering Heights, but not before throwing an insult back, and calls her “[a] saucy witch!” (184). In an addition, Catherine in another meeting chastens Hareton for not being able to read. Through the interaction, she asks him if he is “[either] not right ... [or if he is] so stupid... not [to] understand [her]” (207).
Mariam is married off to a disgusting man named Rasheed and he mistreated her just like her mother treated her. Rasheed then gets another wife and things for Mariam and Rasheeds new wife, Laila , don't get off to a great start. Mariam is told to take Lailas orders, but upon one of Laila and Mariam's first conversations with each other Mariam gave a crude tone and let it readers know that “I was here first and I won't be thrown out” (225). Mariam believes that Laila will get rid of Mariam and this causes disagreement and tension between the two. Mariam later opens her eyes and realizes that Laila isn't an enemy and forgives Laila for trying to get her thrown out.
Lear believes that his daughter does not care for him and so takes away her inheritance, while Claudio believes that his betrothed has been unfaithful and so shames her on their wedding day. The final similarity is Shakespeare’s use of ‘funny characters,’ those whose value seems to be nothing more than to provide the audience, usually the groundlings, with same base form of amusement. Lear has his jester, and the maid Margaret plays the part in Much Ado. However, often these characters will be given deeply philosophical lines and essential parts in the furthering of the plot, which go unseen by the average, non-academic viewer. “While we might think little of the buffoonery of a Nick Bottom or the witticisms of a Feste, Shakespeare, his contemporaries in the early modern professional theatre and especially his audiences, valued clowning highly – and scrutinised it carefully in its
Love can cause people to sacrifice everything for the one they care most deeply for, sometimes the sacrifice even results in death. In Shakespeare’s Othello, Desdemona and Othello secretly get married, causing an uproar from her father, who threatens her death for her lying. However, their love prevails and they move to Othello’s new position, only to have a seed of doubt planted in Othello. A man tells Othello that Desdemona has been cheating on him with his second in command which is a lie, yet Othello falls for it. The lie slowly tears Othello apart and causes him to ruin his marriage.
Lord Capulet going back on his word about letting Juliet have free will over who she can marry, which Juliet feels is unfair. The father in the end pushes his daughter into her suicidal state. Another specific example is where he pushes the wedding date up so that she feels even more stress and pressure. This causes Friar Lawrence and Juliet to go make a hasty plan to get her out of this marriage. In the end both Romeo and Juliet end up dead.
Very shortly after the tragic death of King Hamlet, Gertrude, his wife, immediately remarried to Claudius, making the mourning process quite uncomfortable for Hamlet. Hamlet 's act of stabbing Polonius through the curtain, which occurs almost casually in the middle of the tirade against Gertrude 's lust, seems only to increase his passionate desire to make her see her error in preferring Claudius to her first husband. For Hamlet, however, the problem of seeing a genuine difference between his original father and the man Gertrude has called his father assumes enormous significance at precisely this
This is encapsulated in Hamlet exclaims, “frailty, thy name is woman!” about his mother’s hasty marriage to her deceased husband’s brother (Shakespeare 1.2.150). In this quote, Hamlet is dismissing all women as weak-willed like he believes Gertrude to be, which affects his interactions with Ophelia also. Hamlet is cruel to her because of this anger he has towards women in general, so when pretending to be mad, he goes “full force in the misogynist rage” when telling her he used to love her, but now she should go to a nunnery (Traub 192). Ophelia can be seen as weak in this scene because she protests little against Hamlet and only hopes that his insanity will end. These crude comments Hamlet says to Ophelia continue throughout the play until Ophelia is being buried when Hamlet asserts that he loved Ophelia.
She doesn’t care what she did the past, it only matters what she is going to do in the future with her new lover. Her son tries to say to her that, the man who makes her so happy is no good to her, and needs to focus on herself. That her lover, Trigorin is an honorable man and deserves to have respect. Treplev is furious at her mother's words screaming at her, instead of being at his side as her son. She decides to be on the side of her lover arguing that she is losing her pride in that man.
He literally tells the suitors that they are leeches and they lack the guts to properly ask for his mother’s hand in marriage by asking her father. The change is obvious in Telemachus, and every great feat he accomplishes shows his resemblance to Odysseus. Athena’s talk with Telemachus has a profound effect on him, with him displaying the results just right after