If some of the characters were able to get a hold of there passion and think things through, maybe the unfortunate deaths of Romeo and Juliet, as well as many others, could have been avoided. Passion, and the inability to control it, is one of the major reasons that the characters experience such misfortune throughout the course of this tragedy. Instead of thinking things through before they act, many of the characters such as Lord Capulet, Tybalt, Friar Lawrence, and Romeo all let the emotions overcome them and ultimately rule their decisions. Shakespeare uses the downfall of characters that abuse the privilege of emotions to warn readers about making decisions without considering the results. Lord Capulet allows his severe emotions to overcome him in rough situations and drastically alter his decisions.
Jealousy and betrayal also played a huge role in the play when it came to characters changing perception throughout the play. The handkerchief shows a lot of symbolism because it shows how it manipulated Othello further into believing things that are not true. Manipulating someone will give an individual what he or she wants but it will cause a huge amount of humiliation and it will cause individuals to morally degrade themselves. Works Cited Shakespeare, William, and Jane Coles. Othello.
The next line, ?where civil blood makes civil hands unclean?, gives us the impression that the conflict between the Montagues also involves many other people, which helps to show the extent of the conflict. This is reinforced by the fact that even the servants of the families are quarrelling during the beginning of the play, just before the big fight that involves the whole of Verona. Shakespeare shows this by making the servant use insults that were used at ... ... middle of paper ... ...o and Juliet as a tragic production. This is because without conflict the story would not carry the message of how people should put their quarrels to bed before they have disastrous effects and make you realise that people should live together in peace and harmony. Conflict is the backbone of the play with one major feud branching off into many other smaller feuds between various characters.
The Theme of Conflict in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In ‘Romeo and Juliet’ there is a big emphasis on conflict between the two families (the Montagues and the Capulets). Dramatists and scriptwriters have conflict in their dramas to create a tense setting with harsh and unpleasant words exchanged and threats between the two enemies. The conflict in Romeo and Juliet is supposed to be an ‘ancient grudge’ between the two families. Romeo and Juliet are from different families from one another but they still fall in love. The problem is that if any person from the opposite family were to go near each other, a fight is bound to occur.
This is because grudges can cause lethal rage and bring out the worst in someone, which are few of the characteristics that we regret having. If the parents' rage was not so powerful and rebellious, this tragedy may not have occurred because the parents would have accepted Romeo and Juliet to be married. There is a lot of conflict in the play between the characters. The characters personalities had a variety of weaknesses; we have seen anger, pride, arrogance, hastiness, deceit and ill judgement. An example of deceit is when Juliet insured her father, Lord Capulet that she would marry Paris and beg for forgiveness, "Pardon, I beseech you!
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet There are many oppositions in Romeo and Juliet and I am going to explore the oppositions that I think are the most important to the play. The oppositions have a marked effect on the play and cause some of the turning points in the play such as the fight scene where Tybalt and Mercutio are killed. There are also clashes of oppositions such as when Romeo tries to love Tybalt in the fight scene in Act 3 scene 1. This shows the oppositions of love and hate coming to a sharp focus. In another sense, the clashing of oppositions also happens in oxymoron.
By understanding both of the themes demonstrated throughout the play, the audience understands that the characters in the text act with rebellion when discriminated against. This rebellion, however, does not satisfy the soul, but creates a pattern of hatred. This same theme relates today, since those who are abused or discriminated against as children are more likely to do vengeful actions or become murderers. As one said by Shakespeare, “There is a method to my
Hamlet's State of Mind in Act III Scene i of William Shakespeare's Hamlet Works Cited Missing Throughout Act III Scene i, Hamlet's appearance to the audience is one of carefully crafted madness, not completely artificial, but manufactured for the purpose of members of his family and the court. He uses this madness tactfully, and to his advantage. By acting as if mad, he can pursue explicit issues under the disguise of madness. For example, whilst talking to Ophelia he can criticise her father and his uncle, while she is under the impression that he does not know what he is saying. It acts as an alibi if something is taken in the wrong way, but everything that he says is careful, as to avoid pitfalls, and all of his statements are witty, and poised.
they also go for the same reasons as we do such as going to see an action film or a romantic film. Shakespeare starts Romeo and Juliet with a fight. I believe in doing this he caught the audience by surprise, getting their attention and keeping them interested and in suspense as to what may happen next. The fight in this first scene happens due to an argument between Abraham and Balthasar from the Montague family and Gregory and Sampson of the Capulet family were Abraham bit his thumb at the Capulet as this was seen as a great offence at the time it caused an argument, during this argument the Capulet’s thought the Monique’s were being cheeky therefore they started fighting one of the many reasons why this fight happened one of them is due to the fact that the two families are bad enemies, because of an ongoing feud between the two families. The audience’s response to this fight is shock and they become exited and very interested in the play because they want to know more about the fight.
In his play Othello, William Shakespeare depicts themes of flattery, deceit, mistrust, and manipulation. Iago, the main antagonist, exudes and exemplifies all these traits simply out of spite for Othello because Othello gave a promotion to Cassio instead of Iago. This festering jealousy will continue to breed and grow inside of Iago and will eventually dictate his actions that cause him to exude traits of deceitfulness and dishonesty. Iago will make any attempt to preserve his so called “honesty” in order to manipulate anyone he chooses. By the end of Othello, Iago clearly shows no remorse and proves himself to be fully depraved.