Cordelia’s defiance and refusal to give her father what he wants creates tension and disrupts the overall order of things. When going into detail about her reasoning behind her choice, she makes the relationship between her and her father sound like equal trade rather than a loving tie. Cordelia’s phrasing could be one of two things: her lack of “eloquent rhetoric” making her statement sound harsher than intended, or her honest to God feelings on the matter. Cordelia, as if rubbing salt in Lear’s wounds, also brings up how her husbands would share half of her love once she married. Having had enough, Lear banishes his own daughter and gives her away to the King of France.
Shakespeare explores the theme of deception and self-deception in Twelfth Night by creating its characters to use deception in disguise to create comedy in the play, which is one of the major themes of the play, Twelfth Night. The characters go to the extremes of deception by deceiving everyone and even deceiving their own selves just to get what they want which is the love that they desire. From this we can even sometimes associate deception with their madness to get what they want.
He anxiously awaits the day when he can call Antigone his wife, but because she defies King Creon, she deprives him of that opportunity. At first, Haemon tries to be loyal to his father. He tells Creon that he supports his decision to execute Antigone. However, as the conversation continues, he reveals that the community members are starting to renounce Creon’s decision. As the pain of potentially losing his fiancé becomes too much, he also renounces his father’s decision, arguing that the Gods would not condone it.
This allowed her to only accept her father’s views that Hamlet’s attention towards her was only to take advantage of her and to obey her father’s orders not to permit Hamlet to see her again. Hamlet has the disillusion that women are frail after his mother’s rushed remarriage as shown by “Frailty, thy name is woman!” He also believes women do not have the power to reason. (“O God, a beast that wants discourse of reason.”) Ophelia has the power to change his view but her unexplained rejection of him only adds to Hamlet’s disillusion. The ghost’s revelation that Gertrude dishonored Hamlet’s father but also their marriage by the adultery with Claudius is contemplated by Hamlet until he goes into Ophelia’s room to look upon her. As Hamlet searches Ophelia’s face for some sign that might restore his faith in her, he instead believes her face shows guilt and thinks she is another false Gertrude.
I am able to understand how she could leave her husband, the self-righteous and pompous man that he is; however, leaving her children behind is a much more difficult decision to make. Through Torvald’s anger with Nora, he states to her that women are accountable for the decency of their children. He states further that because of her scandalous act; she is no longer able to be a role model for them. Because Nora understands that she is an uneducated woman, she agrees with Torvald and chooses to leave her children behind.
Additionally, as a daughter, Desedmona was required to ask permission to be married, and because she did not she turned away from society’s expectations. However, by saying that she is now loyal to her husband more than to her father, Desdemona sticks with society’s expectations. But the shock of her marrying without permission was enough to anger and sadden Brabantio, the symbol for society in the beginning of the play. Once Iago has poisoned Othello’s mind with lies about an affair between Cassio and Desdemona, Othello becomes suspicious and distrusting of Desdemona. He is convinced that his wife is a whore, but never speaks to her about his suspicions.
answered Hester, “And my child must seek a heavenly father; she shall never know an earthly one!”" (78). Hester was willing not to share even though Dimmesdale wanted her to confess and it would allow Dimmesdale help parent Pearl. This demonstrates the good character of Hester, despite how it ridiculed her that her lover had high power in the community when he was just as much to blame. Also, Hester never shares the true identity of the mysterious doctor Chillingworth to society in fear of hurting her lover. As Chillingworth starts getting closer to Dimmesdale and affecting his h... ... middle of paper ... ...ive originally was trying to help others out in the expense of giving up her reputation.
This particular misunderstanding revolves around Hermia's love for Lysander. Although Egeus has arranged for his daughter to wed Demetrius, it is Lysander that Hermia really wants to marry. However, Egeus refuses to ascent to their marriage, threatening to enforce on his daughter the "ancient privilege of Athens" (1.1.41) if she does not condescend to his original choice. Even though this would entail her entering a nunnery (or perhaps even being executed), Egeus' opinion cannot be swayed. His stubbornness leads Hermia to exclaim: "I would my father looked but with mine eyes" (1.1.56).
She pretends to care about Juliet’s feelings and desires, but it is soon revealed that Lady Capulet would rather have her daughter killed than be disobeyed. When given the choice between death or a terrible life, many would choose the easy way out, and this is exactly what the vulnerable Juliet is forced to do. To make matters worse, Juliet will not open up and tell her parents about her true love since the families are enemies. When she finds out that her true love is a Montague, she cries, “My only love sprung from my only hate.” (1.5.138). This quote shows that even Juliet knows that she cannot be with Romeo because of the feud and because she knows her parents will not allow it.
The lack of support for Antigone’s plan leaves her no choice, but distances herself from her sister who obviously doesn’t share the same family loyalty beliefs as her (Lines 77-81). Ismene later in the play tries to claim some guilt in order to help Antigone’s cause. Yet again, Antigone refused to allow her sister to assume any punishment for her crime. Sophocles, Peter Meineck, Paul Woodruff’s Theban plays acknowledges Antigone would rather be dead with her brother than alive with a husband (Line 55-58). This is