An individual’s response to conditions of internal and external conflict is explored throughout literature. In his play, Hamlet, Shakespeare delves into the themes of appearance versus reality, lies versus deceit, rejection versus self doubt and tragedy, and in doing so attacks the frivolous state of humanity in contemporary society. In order to explore these themes, however, he uses several forms of conflict to project his opinions and expand his ideas relating to the themes of the play. Internal conflict, as well as external conflict are dominant features of his works, and in Hamlet are made evident through a succession of dire events which can attack and destroy someone. However perhaps the most captivating form of conflict Shakespeare uses to expand and explore the ideas presented within the text is the conflict between the self and the universe.
This is indicated by Romeo saying: “Some means to come to shrift this afternoon; and there she shall at Friar Laurence' cell be shrived and married.” To the nurse. Romeo has to be secretive because he knows that the Capulets and the Montagues will never agree to a marriage between him and Juliet. The need for secrecy creates problems- the fight with Tybalt, Romeo banishment and their attempt to meet once more which lead to their deaths. To make it look like Romeo is to blame I would have Romeo hit himself
Juliet was pulled from her dance as well, having been “interrupted by Juliet’s[her] mother” (Bloom 44), who had seen her flirting with another man; she talks to Juliet about marrying Paris. Juliet’s absolute refusal to do so foreshadows that the issue will come up again later, and Juliet would be forced t... ... middle of paper ... ...up the plot, while foreshadowing to the end of the story. As the story progresses, the tension builds as Tybalt and Mercutio die, and Romeo is banished from Verona. Every time Romeo and Juliet are happy, an unfortunate event tears them apart, driving them to desperate measures. In the end they die together, devastated that their love ultimately was never meant to be.
Shed thou no blood, nor cut thou less nor more but just a pound of flesh.” To cut off an exact pound of flesh and have it shed no blood is impossible to do. Therefore Shylock lost the trial and not only left with no pound of flesh he wasn’t allowed the money to replace it, instead he had to pay penalties for attempted murder and he also had to give up his faith, which at that point was all that he had left. In conclusion, I think that Shylock was mistreated by Antonio in the past and he had a right to want revenge but it shouldn’t have been so harsh. No one deserves to have a pound of flesh to be cut off. I thought that Shylock should have paid the penalty at the end but it was unfair to make him become a Christian.
Shakespeare is an extremely talented writer of plays. There are many different plays by him with many different plots. With having different plots there are different scenarios as to what makes a character a villain. The definition of villain is "A dramatic or fictional character who is typically at odds with the hero." (Smith) There are three plays that the evil characters will be compared.
Both protagonists embark on a classic Renaissance pursuit - the consummate desire for knowledge and power, and these plays depict the tragedies that can arise from over-reaching toward those desires. An example of over-reaching on the part of Doctor Faustus and Macbeth is that, to fulfill their ambition, both characters look to activities that go against the prominent religious beliefs of the time, and that were considered offenses to the Crown. They engage in transgression through unorthodox disciplines such as witchcraft and black magic, and supernatural elements exist within each play that help to define both protagonists as human beings. The Prologue of Doctor Faustus presents the themes of transgressions and overreaching when the chorus says, “his waxen wings did mount above his reach” (Prologue.21). This line alludes to the prover... ... middle of paper ... ...beth as key figures to represent the tragic consequences that can result from over-reaching toward goals, and through their unorthodox endeavors to fulfill their personal desires, Faustus and Macbeth are defined as subjects with humanistic qualities.
After making the plan to fake her death with Friar Laurence, Juliet tells her father, “Pardon, I beseech you! / Henceforward I am ever rul’d by you” (4.2.22-23). Here, Juliet is lying to her father by telling him she will marry Paris when she really plans to fake her death. This is important because it reveals that Juliet’s eagerness to be with Romeo causes her to lie to her parents, putting the person she just met above the parents that raised her and love her very much. Not caring about how her actions will affect them may also cause conflicts later on in the play.
This essay will attempt to decipher Kate's shrewish character from the beginning with her father and sister, through the middle with her first meeting of Petruchio, to the finale where she is finally tamed. There is a strong underlying notion that Kate's shrewish behavior is a by-product of the mistreatment of her sister and father. Firstly, Kate's father continually humiliates her in public. For example, when Baptista, Kate's father, informed Bianca's suitors, Tranio and Lucentio, in public that he will not allow either of them to marry his younger daughter until a husband is found for Katherine, he is in effect announcing he first wants to have Katherine off his hands. He then offers her to either of Bianca's suitors.
He states, " For this alliance may so happy prove,/ To turn you households' rancour to pure love." Friar Laurence advises two enemy lovers to marry each other, intending to turn the hatred between their families into love, but he doesn't realized the outcome of their marriage. Their parent's disagree to their marriage, and as a result the outcome of... ... middle of paper ... ...ua, with my letters to thy lord." By giving the responsibility of handing the letter to Romeo to someone else, he doesn't show responsibility towards the lovers and puts Romeo in serious misconception of Juliet's death which eventually leads to his death. Friar Laurence fails to plan accurately for Juliet's fake death, which ultimately leads to the death of the lovers.
After they found out she was accused wrongly Claudio pleaded sorry to Leonato and told him he wants to make it up to him. Then Leonato says, “Since you could not be my son-in-law, be yet my nephew.”(5.1.300-301) In this quote they are making Claudio think he’s going to marry Hero’s cousin. What they are really doing is tricking him into marrying Hero. So as the wedding starts and after Claudio agrees to marry her Hero unmasks herself and Claudio realizes she’s not dead and goes on to marry