When Regan meets Lear at Gloucester’s castle Lear tell her that if she were not glad to see him, he would “divorce [himself] from [Regan’s] mother’s tomb” (2.4.147) as that would be “sepulch’ring an adult’ress” (2.4.149). Lear is saying that if Regan is not glad to see him, she would not be his child and therefore, his wife would be an adulteress. Lear and Gloucester both assume that no impertinence would spring from their own children, and that any misconduct from their supposed children are due to the lack of blood bond between the father and the child. Since, in the time of the play, a mother is the only person who knows who actually fathered her child, whereas men can never ascertain the true heritage of their children, Lear and Gloucester’s blaming their children’s impropriety on their mother’s faithfulness clearly exhibit their distrust for
The feud between the Montague’s and Capulet’s meant that Juliet wasn’t even allowed to go near a Montague let alone get married to one. Friar Lawrence made a very big mistake that he could have prevented, he gave potion to a girl who had fallen in love in a matter of days. His idea was a very ruthless and in the situation that Juliet was in he could have gone in many different directions. He was a father figure to Romeo and Juliet and should have had the courage to tell Juliet to listen to her parents and respect her father’s decisions. Believing that friar john would be able to get the letter to Romeo immediately without even telling him that this was urgent was Friar Lawrence’s next misprint.
Oberon might lose his wife because of his actions, but he is blinded by his desire to get his way. Oberon does not only represent an Id, ... ... middle of paper ... ... “Whether, if you yield not to your father's choice” (1.1.71) she will be unhappy. This shows an Ego because an ego will compromise between the Id and the Super Ego. Theseus wants follow his Super Ego that tells him to help the lady, but he also wants to follow his Id that tells him to force the lady to marry unhappily. He compromises by siding with the father, but giving the lady options.
Another thing is that when Hamlet 's father is murdered and his mother re-marries, the unconstrained idea of sexuality with his mother, concealed since conception, can no longer be hidden from his conscious mind. Emotions which were positive and pleasing at birth are now emotions of desire and disgust because of his repressions; Repression is the method by which objectionable material in the conscious part of the ego and superego is made unconscious. In the beginning of the play he becomes extremely scornful and condescending to his mother. "Seems, madam? Nay, it is, I know not "seems."
This can be seen in Oedipus the King. After Oedipus hears of his destiny from Teiresias that he is going to marry his mother and kill his father, he starts to live in fear that one day his destiny would truly come to light. Oedipus denies all that Teiresias tells him and begins to blame Teiresias and Creon for the death of Laius. Fear leads Oedipus to absurd conclusions. Jocasta tells Oedipus to not fear the bed of his mother but he replied “All that you say would be said perfectly if she were dead; but since she lives I must still fear, although you talk so well, Jocasta”(Sophocles 1075-1077).
He is in agony over the betrayal and loss. While Shahzaman is at Shahrayar's palace he mistakenly discovers that his brother's wife is having immoral sexual relationships with a slave man. Although curiosity did not play a part in Shahzaman's discovery of the two women's infidelity, Shahrayar's curiosity drove him to discover his wife's betrayal and to endure the great suffering caused by it. When Shahzaman refused to tell his brother about what he had seen his wife doing, Shahrayar insisted that he tell him: Shahzaman replied, "King, I wish that for God's sake you wou... ... middle of paper ... ...merchant's story he is overwhelmed with curiosity and swears that he will stay with him to see what happens with him and the demon. They were motivated more by their curiosity than their fear of the demon.
While the circumstances in which Lear finds himself are instrumental in the unfolding of this tragedy, it is ultimately not the circumstances themselves, but King Lear's rash reactions to them that lead to his downfall. In this downfall, Lear is forced to come to terms with himself as a mortal man. Lear's self-destruction begins when he stands before the court to divide his kingdom and commands his daughters to profess their love for him. Cordelia, his youngest and most favored daughter, idealistically believes that words are unnecessary in the expression of love and refuses to profess her feelings. King Lear had planned to give the most land to Cordelia and to stay with her in his old age and he states of Cordelia, "I loved her most, and thought to set my rest/ On her kind nursery" (1.1.125-126).
This action shows his beloved that he will rather eat and fulfill a human desire before meeting her. Allowing greed to get in the way is indicative of his poor judgement of the situation. Aziz has sexual relationships with several women throughout the entirety of the story and ditches his cousin at the altar because he sees his “beloved”, the daughter of Alsawahi Aldawahi (45). One of Aziz’s problems in the story is that he cannot commit to any one woman. His avarice leads him away from the moral path of marrying his cousin and living a happy life.
Heathcliff’s plan for revenge on Edgar and Catherine is to marry Isabella, who is ignorant of love and of men because she has never experienced either. He wants to hurt Edgar because of his marriage to Catherine, and he wants to get revenge on Catherine by making her jealous. Catherine’s death proves that this flawed plan of repayment helps nothing. Heathcliff, haunted by the ghost of Catherine because he is her “murderer,” still is motivated by the need for revenge and tries to get young Cathy away from Edgar by having her marry his son, Linton. Heathcliff never finds peace until he gives up his plan for revenge just before he dies.
The first few scenes of the play immediately unfold in tragedy with Leontes' unwarranted suspicions of Hermione's infidelity with his long-time friend Polixenes. His initial suspicions stem from the trivial observation that "at [his] request [Polixenes] would not (visit their kingdom longer)," yet with Hermione's, he would (1.2, 87). This iota of jealously erupts into a full fledged and frantic explanation for why his friend would give into his wife's pleading, and not his own. Leontes' decides that the reason must be that "[his] wife is slippery" (1.2, 273). In a flagrant abuse of power, Leontes deals with his own jealousies by indicting his wife and publically slandering her.