Friar Laurence's support for their marriage encourages them for a wrong decision of marrying each other. Friar Laurence makes their decisions without their parents' permission. Romeo and Juliet's marriage leads to their tragic end. Friar Laurence marries Romeo and Juliet in the hope of getting two families together. He states, " For this alliance may so happy prove,/ To turn you households' rancour to pure love."
71-72). In addition, Friar Lawrence marries Romeo and Juliet without even thinking of the consequences that the marriage will bring; he just does it in hopes that “this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households’ rancor to pure love” (2.3. 98-99). Friar Lawrence may have good intentions in mind, but his actions played a heavy role in the whole tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Devising a risky and poorly thought out plan exemplifies one of the many mistakes made by Friar Lawrence, which led to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
Shortly afterwards at the beginning of act five scene three Cordelia and King Lear are captured and held prisoner. In the selection I chose, Edmund expresses his true feelings about the love triangle he and the sisters Goneril and Reagan are in. "... Neither can be enjoyed, If both remain alive: to take the widow Exasperates, makes mad her sister Goneril; And hardly shall I carry out my side," (V, i, ll 58-61) Edmund conveys how though both sisters are vying for his love and eventually his hand in marriage, he does not love either, and is only playing them for his own benefit; he just wants to increase his power. "Stands on me to defend, not to debate."
There are many faces of parental love. There is love which is kind, love that is patient and love that is tough. As witnessed in the play Othello, Brabantio is upset with his daughter, Desdemona, for marrying Othello. By her doing so, Brabantio quickly assumes the worst and speaks ill of her decision. In fact, he goes as far as to suggest that she’s been drugged and has been forced by Othello to marry him.
The Pride of Othello In Shakespeare's Othello, Othello's pride prevents him from finding the truth, eventually leading to his demise. Initially, Othello and Desdemona are deeply in love, despite her father's disapproval of their marriage. However, when Othello promotes Cassio instead of Iago to Lieutenant, Iago has his revenge by convincing Othello that Desdemona cheats on him with Cassio, destroying the marriage between Othello and Desdemona. Othello grows to meet his downfall when his trusted friend Iago causes him to think that his wife Desdemona is unfaithful. In the beginning of the play, Othello and Desdemona have a strong relationship.
Fears such as the friar poisoning the potion are quite realistic, since he wants to avoid suffering punishment for secretly marrying two teenagers from rival families. Juliet is so deeply lost in her emotions that she is prompted to take her own life into her hands. Infatuation can take control of someone and cause one to make rash judgements, similar to the one Juliet makes by drinking this potion for Romeo. The couple’s infatuation is seen again when Romeo
She is practical in that she swiftly asks Romeo to marry her which would be in opposition to her parents' will as they wish for her to marry Paris but she does not feel affection for him. She is also like Romeo in that she does not imagine of the outcome of her behaviour. Romeo is a adolescent teenager, a member of the Montague household, who unfortunately falls in love with Juliet, a Capulet whose family are bitter enemies of the Montagues. He blames Fate or bad luck for nearly all that goes wrong; after he kills Tybalt, he then realises the seriousness of his action but prefers to blame the stars rather than himself. "O, I am fortune's fool".
The Innocence of Gertrude and Ophelia “Pretty Ophelia,” as Claudius calls her, is the most innocent victim of Hamlet’s revenge in Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. Hamlet has fallen in love with Ophelia after the death of his father. Ophelia “sucked the honey of his music vows” and returned Hamlet’s affection. But when her father had challenged Hamlet’s true intentions, Ophelia could only say: “I do not know, my lord, what I should think.” Ophelia was used to relying on her father’s directions and she was also brought up to be obedient. 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.
He asks Benedick what he thinks of the lady, but Benedick only rails against marriage and womankind. Don Pedro, however, supports Claudio's interest in Hero, and tells him that he will speak to Hero and her father during the masked revels that evening. Act I, scene II A complication arises immediately when Antonio reports to Leonato that he overheard the Prince telling Claudio that he is in love with Hero. Leonato says that he'll wait to see what will happen. Act I, scene III Meanwhile Don John, Don Pedro's bastard brother, hides his hateful nature, waiting for the right moment to cause problems for his brother and Claudio, who he thinks has taken his place in his brother's affections.
The first poor choice Romeo and Juliet made is falling in love and agreeing to getting married by Friar Laurence. At the beginning of the play, Romeo is sad that Rosaline, the girl he loves doesn’t love him back. Romeo attends the Capulet’s ball to see her. While he is there, he sees Juliet, and falls in love with her the instant he sees her, not knowing that she is a Capulet. This is a poor choice because, he fell in love without taking into account that she is the daughter of his family’s enemy or any other trait, other than how beautiful she is.