Love is important because it is a universal issue that everyone relates to. Shakespeare cooperates unrequited love, false love, and ill-fated love into Act I to connect different types of audiences. These forms of love create a major theme about romantic love. One of the forms of love Shakespeare indicates is unrequited love. Romeo has fallen deep in love with Rosaline, but he is, “out of her favor where [he] is in love”(Shakespeare.I.i.173).
Introduction. Much Ado About Nothing. The Riverside Shakespeare, 2nd ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1997. 361-365.
Love and Gender in Twelfth Night Shakespeare's Twelfth Night examines patterns of love and courtship through a twisting of gender roles. In Act 3, scene 1, Olivia displays the confusion created for both characters and audience as she takes on the traditionally male role of wooer in an attempt to win the disguised Viola, or Cesario. Olivia praises Cesario's beauty and then addresses him with the belief that his "scorn" (3.1.134) only reveals his hidden love. However, Olivia's mistaken interpretation of Cesario's manner is only the surface problem presented by her speech. The reality of Cesario's gender, the active role Olivia takes in pursuing him/her, and the duality of word meanings in this passage threaten to turn the traditional patriarchal concept of courtship upside down, or as Olivia says turn "night to noon" (139).
Love in Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare Shakespeare is well known for presenting the full repertoire of human emotions, and love is no exception. Much Ado About Nothing is unquestionably a play about love. Shakespeare provides the audience with a whole gamut of lovers from the banal Claudio and Hero to the rebellious Beatrice and Benedick. It is this range which allows Shakespeare to critique the conventions and perceptions within his renaissance society This variance in love and lovers also serves to inform the audience of the many different faces of love, and to further the plot, for example it is Margaret's brand of free love that causes the turning point in the play. The comparisons drawn between Beatrice and Benedick's love and the superficial love of Hero and Claudio are typical of the constant contrasts that Shakespeare builds into this play, comical or otherwise.
Shakespeare wrote his plays centuries ago and the themes still apply to modern day. The message in this play to the audience is to make us apprieciate how difficult true love can run smooth, by placing the characters in testing and difficult situations but also to show the happiness when difficulties are overcome, such as the celebrations and wedding. A midsummer’s night Dream has taught me that true love is the most strongest emotion of all and it can make people do anything to make sure this love survives.
Love, before we can talk about it we must define it; then we can dissect it and reference it. Love is defined in the dictionary as an intense feeling of deep affection. Throughout several of Shakespeare’s plays he speaks about love. It is a common theme throughout Shakespeare’s plays, both comedies and tragedies, and we can see that Shakespeare is infatuated with love. Shakespeare and I, though poles apart, raised in different times, places, and even of different genders have one thing in common; we both seem to be hopeless romantics.
The dramatic language of Shakespeare’s young lovers in Romeo Juliet serve as a cautionary tale of love, lust and loss which displays their divergent relationships and expression of love as shown throughout the play, and, ultimately, demonstrates that a truly progressive, wholesome and loving relationship must be spiritually based and equally beneficial to both the woman and the man to be worthwhile. Shakespeare juxtaposes various types of love through imagery and language in Romeo and Juliet as revealed by the flowery and passionate dialogue of Romeo of the Montagues as he falls in love with Juliet of the Capulets in sharp contrast to the sensual and dangerous lust he feels for Rosaline. Shakespeare uses his character’s language to depict Romeo’s feelings for Juliet, and to contrast the pure affection he has for Juliet with the superficial lust felt for Rosaline. Seeing Juliet at the window, Romeo instantly begins to fall in love when he cries, “But soft, what light through yonder breaks/ It is the East, and Juliet is the sun/ Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon” (2.2.3-5). Romeo compares Juliet to ... ... middle of paper ... ...for each other.