The way Shakespeare uses the setting and characters in the plays is different. In one instance, he uses some characters to make the plot. The magic and mystery that he includes, adds intrigue and they are the ‘legs’ of which he uses to make the story stand. The central theme, love, is the basis where the theme branches out to other problems, especially among the characters. His words and themes make the stories vivid and easily appealing to the imagination.
Although there was definitely hints towards the struggles couples have when they are in love, the greatest difficulties came when magic intervened with true love. The reader gets to see the difficulties of true love through Lysander and Hermia at the beginning of the story. Hermia is to be wed to Demetrius or sent to a convent. She tells her parents of her love for Lysander, however their decision is final. This is what brings Lysander and Hermia into the forest in the first place.
Overall the statement shows what his intentions are, in many Shakespearean plays the soliloquy is used as dramatic irony to get the audience involved into the story; it is also used for the character to enlighten the audience with his version of events. The plan could be to ruin Cassio’s life. ‘To get his place and plume up my will in double knavery’ (Act 1 sc.3 L.374) Iago wants Cassio’s job, as Cassio was promoted with the job that Iago wanted to get, but ‘plume up my will’ is an unusual phrase to say, it suggests that Iago wants to have a bit of fun while double crossing Cassio but... ... middle of paper ... ... plan, though, could have been a lot darker then he put out to be. He could have been jealous of Othello and Desdemona and either wanted Othello or Desdemona for himself, he could be jealous of Desdemona for being so close to Othello and he knows he could never be unless he makes her out to be a deceitful whore, which he does. Iago is definitely to blame for all bad feelings between Othello and Desdemona as made sure everyone was where they were supposed to be to make Othello feel that Desdemona is deceitful.
This is a key element in the play as other people are in disguise for example viola masks as Cesario. The title of this Shakespeare play is ‘Twelfth Night or what you will’. This is an immediate indication that people are pretending to be people they are not and acting as they wish.
William Shakespeare often used disguised characters in his plays to enrich the plot; women characters often disguised themselves as men in Shakespeare’s plays. Shakespeare used these disguises to his advantage, especially the woman characters. What other purposes did Shakespeare have for writing disguised characters into his plays? More times than not, these disguises led to trouble, confusion, and misplaced affection. Shakespeare’s use of disguises taught not only the characters in involved but the audience that appearances can be deceiving and that everything is not as it seems.
Puck suggests to both the watchers and, consequently, to the readers, that if they did not enjoy the tale, they should pretend it was a dream, an impression so convincing that at times the audience is left confused. The lines from the last stanza communicate the ending of the play to be ironic and humorous, much in the same way as the rest of the story was told. The general plot, with certain characters implementing stresses on jokes more than others, also contributed to the humor in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Shakespeare had a way of placing puns in this play, such as when Puck states,"[a]nd, as I am and honest Puck/ Else the Puck a liar call". (G. J. Thomas R. Arp) In Shakespeare's time the Puck was a mischievous nature sprite or fairy (Teller).
In Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, the cast of characters are squeezed into some very typical kind of roles. Prospero is our noble hero, Miranda is the beautiful maiden, and Antonio is the “villain”. Shakespeare gave each of the characters a sense of humor, a tool that allows us to see the small details of their minds; a glimpse at the inner workings of each character’s personality. It is through the humor that Shakespeare is able to show the “roundness” in characters that could be otherwise be seen as “flat” characters. Shakespeare uses humor to give his characters a new life, to help them expand beyond the bounds of just normal characters and turn into real people.
The theatrical plot also progresses with the comedic relief inserted in the play. Shakespeare brilliantly develops his characters in a comedic way that continues the plot and eases his spectators. If writers chose not to offset tragedy with comedy, the story would simply be too depressing to entertain the vast audiences. Therefore, it is fair to surmise that without comedic relief, Hamlet may not have been the iconic story it has become.
In these dramatic situations, Rosalind's role, from a secondary character changes into central one. One of the advantages Rosalind gains from the act of changing identity is the sense of liberty she enjoys in the Forest of Arden. The new male identity provides her with an opportunity to establish a very close connection with Orland. By assuming Rosalind being a male character, Orlando easily fall into the harmless trap set by Rosalind, mistaking her being a brilliant magician specialized in curing love-stricken people. Mistaken by her false character, Orlando begins confessing his troubling love situation to Rosalind.
Shakespeare has incorporated several important themes in “As You Like It”, some of which are gender disguise and homoerotism. The play revolves around some acts of deception, for example Rosalind and Celia disguising themselves as Ganymede and Aliena. Rosalind’s disguise remains more debatable because she dresses herself as a country man, Ganymede, while Celia maintains her sexual identity. By inventing new appearances, however, Rosalind and Celia sort of inspire their lovers. Orlando reveals to Ganymede about his extreme love for Rosalind which he couldn’t have if he knew that he was talking to Rosalind and not Ganymede.