Ophelia blatantly expresses her frustration with Hamlet by exclaiming, “Young men will do’t, if they come to’t/ by Cock, they are to blame,” (Ham. 4.5.60-61). As Shakespeare often does, he has veiled extremely critical commentary with the ramblings of a mad woman who has been stricken by grief. Through Ophelia’s loss of sanity she also loses any care for keeping hush about the unfairness of her predicament, and she subsequently states the actions of her peers exactly as they are. At one moment she addresses Claudius in a simultaneously cryptic and straightforward comment: “Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be,” (Ham.
Throughout the play Hamlet uncovers horrible deeds his uncle has committed, which were “Remorseless, Treacherous, lecherous”. Hamlet wished to punish Gertrude but was prevented by his father’s ghost. In Hamlet’s soliloquy in Act 3 scene 2, Hamlet will “speak daggers to her but use none” representing his future interactions with Gertrude. Shakespeare uses this metaphor to show Hamlet’s hatred towards his mother and to create tension. In Act 3 Scene 4, Hamlet reveals Claudius’ involvement in his father’s death to his mother, but she thinks Hamlet has turned into a madman.
She tells her father that Hamlet came to her disheveled and in a shaken state of mind, speaking of horrors. (Act 2 Scene 2 line 94). Her father immediately believes that he is Mad for thy love? (Act 2 Scene 2 line 95). Opelia answers a question posed by Polonius by which she replied that she had told Hamlet that she could not see or communicate with him any more.
However, when a women is looked at just as herself and not as a rich man’s daughter she is not seen a colleague to men but as an object that is to be pitied. Another example where setting comes into play is the mood created when Mabel tries to kiss Dr. Ferguson after he rescues her. He doesn’t want to kiss her. It takes everything he has just to look at her, but at the same time he can not turn away and escape the look in her eye (Lawrence 463). This creates a sympathetic mood because Dr. Ferguson feels bad for Maybel who has just become poor and attempted to kill herself.
Once her father hears these accusations, he commands to “let her die” as a result of the crimes she committed (IV.i.163). These incidents in the play illustrate Hero’s sacrifice of her angelic and pure character. Hero does little to convince others of her innocence. Moreover, clinging to the traditional views of women, men are unlikely to listen to what women have to say. Shakespeare portrays women 's ranking in relation to men by illustrating Hero’s great sacrifice, and how her closest mentors refuse to help support her.
She also says that he never loved her he just thought it was fun to love her (Ibsen 57). Right after Nora makes the decision to leave, Torvald immediately shames her by saying that he forbids Nora from leaving implying that he still has control over her. “You blind, foolish woman!” (Ibsen 58). Torvald calls Nora foolish for choosing to not be controlled by him and going out to reclaim her identity and start a new life. Nora finally finds the courage and strength to free herself.
Laertes ordered Ophelia to write to him while he is away, Laertes also told Ophelia to consider Hamlet’s affection just as lust instead of love, he told her that Hamlet can never love her, and that he is too high in power to ever have true feelings for her. Laertes also told Ophelia to not fall for what Hamlet is telling her. Laertes suggested that Ophelia is a very weak women and did not have adequate judgment. He told her not be with Hamlet, even though he knew that he did the same thing (I.iii.). Laertes was very hypocritical towards Ophelia during the
In The Taming of the Shrew, as soon as Katherina arrives on stage, she speaks to her father in a sarcastic manner, with the dialogue “I pray you, sir, is it your will to make a stale of me amongst these mates?” (The Taming of the Shrew I.i.57-8). In an initially respectful manner, she delivers a serious message, using an inappropriate joke to express her disdain towards her father, showing that she has no respect. Even though she comes from a well-respected family, Katherina has no hesitation in referring to herself as a prostitute, as suggested by use of the word “stale”. The word also refers to the idea of reaching a stalemate; this suggests that there is nothing else that her father can do to metaphorically win against her and turn her into a more well-behaved woman. This sarcastic attitude shows how Katherina looks down at society, as well as her own family, and, in comparison, implies her own superiority.
When Juliet sends the nurse to find out who she has fallen in love with, nurse comes back with Romeo’s name, and that he 's a Montague. Juliet feels saddened because he is from the opposite side of the two families feuding and that she is already in love with him so it is a very low chance they could ever be together. When Shakespeare writes, My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen
This is because he wants her to cleanse her sins. In addition, he takes a dark turn when he explains it would have been better if he was never born. This negative self-talk is very common with Hamlet, and it shows his uneasy mental state. His constant contradictions whether he loves her or not, repeated use of “get thee to a nunnery”, and his denial of giving her anything all display mad