Her husband, the person who vowed to be with her the rest of her life, talks to her like she is not worth anything. Along with the Renaissance time periods beliefs, Iago displays inadequate ho... ... middle of paper ... ...r husbands. Although a minor character in William Shakespeare’s tragic play Othello, Emilia exists as a vital component to revealing his views on women being obsequious to their husbands and his negative connotation on marriage. Emilia’s decision to remain silent drives the play and in the end causes it to turn tragic with multiple deaths. Desdemona and Emilia can be perceived as a foil to each other because of their different beliefs for women’s roles in marriage.
'Romeo and Juliet' is famous for Shakespeare's representation of the romantic love felt between Romeo and Juliet. But there are other types of love in the play such as the love between families or friends. The play is also about hate as well as love. We are always reminded of the hate between the two families and we see how this affects the town and the people in it. This theme would be very poignant and interesting to the people in Shakespeare's time because they were scared of civil war.
Maybe he loved her too much, and that is why it ruined his life. He uses many characters throughout the play to prove his idea, like for example Juliet, who ended up a victim of love, dead at only fourteen years old after meeting Romeo. In addition, Friar Lawrence, who gave many hints that love should only happen moderately, and those who go too fast will fall. Furthermore, there is Mercutio, who is completely sure that love should not be taken seriously. In his opinion, women are not as good as men and can be replaced easily; therefore true love does not exist, nor does anything to do with love’s fate.
Analysis of Act Three Scene Five of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' is a dramatic tragedy, and was first performed in 1595. The novel is about two young lovers, Romeo & Juliet and the struggle with their relationship. Romeo and Juliet are from opposing families, the Montagues and the Capulets. The conflict between their two families causes problems for their love of one another. Shakespeare's main themes throughout the play are of love, conflict and of youth versus age.
She hath Dian’s wit,/ And, in strong proof of chastit... ... middle of paper ... ...Act I. In Act I of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare demonstrates different forms of love that characters face. From the beginning, Romeo struggles to find true love and what love really is. As for Juliet, she also struggles on what love is, but also finding her own voice. And when finally finding true love they discover that they have fallen in love their own enemy.
The love between the “two star crossed lovers” (Romeo and Juliet) is deep and passionate and more powerful than hatred or even death. In the opening of the play we meet Sampson and Gregory. Sampson’s language is often very crude and bestial. Sampson feels that women are the “weaker vessels” according to his opinion. Gregory on the other hand feels that it is his job to confront the Montagues as “The quarrel is between our masters, and us their men”.
William Shakespeare's Portrayal of Love in Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare plays around with the concept of love immensely in this play, the whole play revolves around the different types of love apparent and the contrast between them. He does this by showing one side of love next to a completely different one, for example he shows the crude love for women's bodies on one scene and on the next scene he would show the romantic true love between Romeo and Juliet, this not only would exadurate and dramatise the type of love but makes the play more interesting. Every character perceives love in a different way, adding a clear contrast to Romeo and juliets first love. The different types of love Shakespeare shows in this play can be defined in to two categories: parental love and romantic love. The parental love can be shown in the relationships between Romeo and his friends and family and in the relationships between Juliet's family and the nurse.
Additionally, it will explore the opposing views regarding the love portrayed by examining both, Romeo and Juliet’s idea of love, in which Shakespeare effectively presented through his use of language and technique. Lastly, this essay will study the power of the forbidden love between the main characters and highlight its consequences. Shakespeare wrote the famous tragedy Romeo and Juliet sometime between the years 1594 and 1595, during the Renaissance Period (Mason, 7). The love evident in the play both challenged and fulfilled the social norms of it... ... middle of paper ... ...wever, ironically, it drives them further apart, consequently leading to their tragic deaths. Draper argues that the mishaps of the play were merely ‘by chance’ resulting in the unfortunate death of the heroes of the play (16).
The tragedy Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare validates the struggle behind Romeo and Juliet's love. Through dialogue and plot Shakespeare addresses the birth of love with the families’ violence that threatens to taint love’s existence. The contradicting terms violence and love contrasts the blooming emotions from Romeo and Juliet and the families’ feud. Their death becomes an oxymoron as their feelings turn to happiness instead of sorrow. Shakespeare’s use of oxymoron contrasts the Montague-Capulet feud against the passion of Romeo and Juliet’s love.
The phrases “thy beauty hath made me effeminate” and “softened valor’s steel” imply that Romeo blames himself for not protecting Mercutio because of his relationship with Juliet. He puts Mercutio and a man’s bravery second to Juliet because of love. Similarly, the Nurse is Juliet’s mother figure and her confidant. When the Nurse urges Juliet to forget Romeo, Juliet decides to become independent from her for the first time and states, “Thou [Nurse] and my bosom henceforth be twain” [3.5.240]. By using the word “twain”, Juliet cuts off all ties she has with the Nurse.