She cannot find explanations for his abundance as she knows that she is as beautiful as Hermia but she also believes that “Love said to be a child, because in choice he is so oft beguiled.” In her article Discordia Concors on the Order of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jane Brown contrasts Helena and Hermia’s conviction about love when she writes,” Helena insists on the blindness of love.” That is to say, she gives herself the excuses to act that recessively when she believes that her heart is forced to do so and she has to follow it. Same thing with Demetrius, his heart is blind and he is helpless in following it. Accordingly, she deprived herself from dignity and wished that he can use her as his “Spaniel”. Moreover, she humiliated herself more when she pursued him in the woods although she declares that women “Should be wooed, and were not made to woo.” Later on in the next act and after the love potion was dripped in Demetrius eyes, Helena gets so mad when he complimented her as a “Goddess, nymph, perfect, divine!” She protests,” Never did mockers waste more idle breath.” This contradicts her
Later in the story, Shakespeare a comparison made between lunatics, lovers and poets, in that they all believe that true happiness can come from someone or something, and that alone makes them mad. The latter idea is shown when Lysander and Demetrius want to fight each other to see who will get to be with Helena, despite the fact that prior to the potion they hadn’t given her the time of day and now they are ready to sacrifice their friendship for her
This trickery is carried out playfully by Don Pedro, Leonato and Claudio. They realise Benedick's stubbornness in Act II Scene iii, when he states "man is a fool when he dedicates his behaviours to love." Due to this stubbornness Don Pedro, Leonato and Claudio must devise a way of attaining the love amid Benedick and Beatrice. In Act II Scene iii the men accomplish this by way of waiting for Benedick to be within ears reach, then raising the topic of Leonato's niece Beatrice. Don Pedro’s reference about "your niece Beatrice was in love with Signor Benedick."
“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name, Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I’ll no longer be a Capulet” (2.1.74-78 Shakespeare). Juliet is asking Romeo to defy his family for her affection. She tells him in this scene that she would defy her family as well, and he simply has to say he loves her. Her love for Romeo overrules her destined hate for the Montague name, so much so ... ... middle of paper ... ...istic, they are so blinded by their attraction that they are unable to see their real emotions.
Although Mercutio seems to be depicted simply as a witty character who constantly makes comedic puns throughout the play, he is also shown have intellectual insight that Romeo lacks. Little does Romeo know that the dreams Queen Mab bring also refers to the naive, myopic dreams Romeo has about Rosaline (1.1. 226-232), a woman who he perceives to be his everlasting lover. He is reinforcing the naive mindset of Romeo’s visions of love, bu... ... middle of paper ... ... portrays the reality of love’s intoxication. The Queen Mab Speech accentuates the difference of the fantasy that Romeo and Juliet imagine to be living in and the reality of their young love that Romeo and Juliet are oblivious to.
Infidelity is one of the main problems in the relationship between the speaker and the dark lady, and as the speaker states, “When my love swears that she is made of truth … I do believe her, though I know she lies” (Lines 1-2), he seems to doubt the dark lady’s fidelity as if he knew that she is not faithful, and if he knows that she is being unfaithful why does he continue this relationship? The answer is simple, he likes a women’s company. T... ... middle of paper ... ...ple did in “Sonnet 138”.In addition Shakespeare use of puns also helped shed the light on the truth by allowing individuals to see behind the mask of lies to fully understand the theme of mediocrity in “Sonnet 138”. Works Cited "habit, n.". OED Online.
In Benedicks soliloquy he talks about how he despises love, and describes his perfect women because he knows she is an impossibility, although he knows he loves Beatrice really he just doesn't want to swallow his pride. He sets himself up to be gulled because he wants it to be true and he wants to believe it. In the next scene Beatrice is also gulled to believe that Benedick loves her. This scene is more of a plot because when Hero and Margaret start discussing her. In this scene the two characters are a lot more personal when criticizing Beatrice than Benedick.
However, the characters seem to have a love-hate relationship with Cupid. Within the first line of the play, it is glorified: "If music be the food of love, play on..." (Duke Orsino, I:I). And while Olivia is annoyed with Orsino's affection, she craves Curio's. However, Shakespeare also picks on love. Not only did Malvolio's confusion about his and Olivia's relationship prove to add to the comedy, but it rather showed how one can play with love, and use it for another's harm.
This ridicule is effective because the audience will laugh at a fool and Malvolio becomes a fool for Olivia’s love. Shakespeare tries to encourage the audience to laugh at Malvolio's puritanical ways as well as his wish to raise his status and he uses comedy features such as dramatic irony, physical comedy, word play and satire to aid Malvolio’s characterisation. However, Malvolio does ultimately invite our sympathy. The audience are first introduced to the contrast of seriousness and pleasure in Act 2, Scene 3 through the dialogue between Malvolio and Belch. The two characters are complete opposites of each other and ultimately their two personality’s clash which is amusing.
Shakespeare creates comedy with his play on words, Malvolio comments on how it is almost certainly Olivia's writing "these be her very C's, her U's, and her T's and thus makes she her great Ps" The use of the sexual innuendo referring to the female genitalia and urination is very clear when spoken aloud which is very amusing. Further comedy is created by Sir Andrews reaction, "C's, her U's, and her T's: why that?" Sir Andrew does not understand the joke, the audience finds this funny but at the same time we also feel sorry for him because he is very dim witted. After Malvolio establishes that "Olivia" writes the letter he then begins to interpret the letter to suit his situation. "`M'--Malvolio!