He thinks that demeaning his wife is not only acceptable, but normal for a relationship saying “I wouldn’t be a man if your feminine vulnerability didn’t make you doubly attractive to me”(82). This is not a good base for their relationship, as it prevents him from giving Nora the kind of attention that she needs. She does not need the kind of doting attention that he gives her, she wants to talk as an equal. She want to be “bothered … with all sorts of problems [she] couldn’t possibly helped [him] to cope with”(84) as that would allow her to help her with his life, and give them the kind of relationship that Nora needs to survive. He does not love her, he loves treating her this way.
She emphasizes that marriages can only be successful if they are founded on mutual love. Elizabeth and Darcy 's relationship is really different from all the others in the novel. Elizabeth does not care about him being super rich and he does not find her the most beautiful. At the beginning, he thinks she is “tolerable”. They do not like each other at the beginning, they argue a lot and are really sassy towards each other.
Despite numerous warnings from her siblings, the Duchess attempts to claim control over her life. Her attempt, unfortunately, fails due to several factors such as her physical body, her family, and her status. This begs the question of who in this power struggle truly owned the Duchess, if not herself. Throughout Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, readers are never told the name of the Duchess. The only information given is that she is widowed due to the recent passing of her husband and that she has two brothers.
She was not denied love or support by any of those close to her. Ultimately Edna Pontellier was simply selfish. A typically assumed reason for having an affair is that the person's spouse is, in some way, unsatisfactory. Perhaps by their affair, they are searching for a better source of love. This, however, was not a justifiable cause for Edna's adultery.
The Tragic Downfall of Lady Macbeth William Shakespeare’s play entitled Macbeth is a bloody tragedy about ambition, evil, guilt and moral corruption. The story emphasizes a lot on the consequences or aftermath of the bad deeds that Macbeth and his wife Lady Macbeth do and the growing impact it has on them in turn. Lady Macbeth a woman driven by her assertiveness, boldness, strength and ambition for her husband could not escape the guilt that eventually caught up to her and destroyed her. In Act 5 scene 1, Lady Macbeth is sleep walking and goes insane due to the guilt and remorse that finally catches up to her. This scene is the most important because it changes the reader’s view on Lady Macbeth and Macbeth as characters and it also has a very large impact on the plot.
As Katherine recognizes her sister's strategy, her reaction is as one can imagine how another would react suffering this type of bias for so many years. She is hurt and she seeks revenge. This is seen in Act II, Scene I, when Katherine sums up her own state: "I will go sit and weep/ Till I can find occasion of revenge" (35-36). It is an immature response, but the only one she knows, and it serves the dual purpose of cloaking her hurt. The transformation, which she undergoes near the end of the play, is not one of character, but one of attitude.
However later on in the play when Romeo first lays eyes on Juliet he falls straight in love with her. This helps add to the audiences understanding of Romeos rush commitment to Juliet and how perhaps they went into things to fast. Overall Shakespeare’s first scene has a lot for the audience to take in, work on and think about. This help immensely towards keeping the audiences attention. With so many plots and characters the audience can’t look away without later on not understanding something.
In what ways is ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ an appropriate title for the play? In the play, ‘The Taming of the Shrew’, characters contribute greatly to the development of the storyline. As one of the main characters Katherina’s shrewish behaviour adds the comical aspect at the beginning of the play and by the end has been diminished with the help of Petruchio’s taming techniques. Shakespeare uses the difference in personality between Petruchio and Katherina to create a sense of tension, but also comedy. When Petruchio learns of the wealth he would receive if he were to marry Katherina he is excited by the prospect of a challenge.
William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew In the play the taming of the shrew I will be discussing about Katherine & Petruchio’s behaviour towards each other through words, body language and stage craft. In the Elizabethan times men kept women as possession the women had many hard times coping without freedom & limited to what they could do out side also women were accompanied by men at all times because they were thought as being vulnerable. 1ST meeting: When Petruchio and Katherina first meeting, he winds her up by using the opposite ironic language for example “the prettiest Kate in Christendom” Petruchio makes mistakes and calls her “Kate” instead of Katherina she replies with “They call me Katherina that do talk of me” Katherina tries to correct Petruchio, she probably is very direct about her name being said right, but Petruchio ignores this comment and continues. He also says “Kate of my consolation” meaning his comfort, does he mean this or not? I believe that Petruchio doesn’t, because it’s only talk and just his way to woo Katherina, she keeps her distance away from Petruchio physically she feels awkward because it probably is the first guy flattering her but she argues back telling him to be moved.
How William Shakespeare Presents Katherine and Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew Shakespeare's comedy "The Taming of the Shrew" shows the two sisters, Katherine and Bianca, as complete contrasts to eachother. He uses various techniques to achieve this effect. Many of these techniques are the same for both sisters; however their outcomes are different, therefore creating two completely different characters. We first see some of these techniques in action in Act I scene 1 when Kate and Bianca are first introduced. Our perception of the sisters is formed by what the men say about them and to them.