This link between love and death affects both Orsino and Viola as they listen and compare themselves to the boy in the song. For Orsino, the song's "fair cruel maid" (2.4.61) is Olivia, and the song represents what will become of his indulgence for her. For Viola, the song's "fair cruel maid" (2.4.61) is Orsino, and the song represents how her unreturned longing for him is killing her. Through the words of Feste's songs, Shakespeare tries to indirectly explain the reality of his intricate plotline and emotions of the characters. During many scenes,... ... middle of paper ... ...e how important diction is, and also how deceiving it can be.
Music in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night opening speech is written as “Muſicke” in the EBBO version whereas it is spelled “music” in our class text. The word “music” has been spelled differently throughout the years. Shakespeare uses the word “music” differently in his plays, such as: “musickes,” “musique,” and “music.” The word “music” is spelled differently in the OED and in the song, with different alphabetic but pronounced the same way.... ... middle of paper ... ...are’s writings. Edward W. Naylor writes in his essay that, “this is the more satisfactory, as no subject in literature has been treated with greater scorn for accuracy, or general lack of real interest, than this of music”. Music is the only topic that the audience and the readers view with content and a smile on their face.
In Hamlet's first soliloquy he reveals that his despair has driven him to thoughts of suicide; "How weary (horrible) … His law 'gainst self slaughter." Likewise, when Hamlet talks to his friends, Rosenerantz and Guildenstern in Act 2 scene 2, Hamlet wishes they tell the King and Queen that he has "lost all mirth," in this world so "foul and pestilent." In his "To be or not to be" soliloquy, he expresses his despair through thoughts of suicide, suggesting that suicide is an easy way to end life's conflicts. But luckily he concludes that the fear of an unknown afterlife is what keeps us living. All of Hamlet's thoughts of despair can be understood when one looks at the horrible conflicts Hamlet goes through.
In the play “Othello”, the characters goes through events that led them to develop an emotion, for example jealousy, betrayal, and shock that changes into anger. Throughout the play “Othello”, written by William Shakespeare, the characters, Iago, Othello, and Emilia each explore the theme anger, which the song “Rolling In the Deep”, sang by Adele demonstrates. In the play Othello, Iago’s jealousy towards Othello transforms into anger, which is evidently seen in the song, Rolling In the Deep. Iago, who is lower in rank than Othello, despises him due to several reasons. At the beginning of the play, Othello assigns the lieutenant role to Cassio rather than Iago, who is Othello’s close friend.
As you can see the idea of 'fate' is being used and it also clearly outlines that the love of the two characters with their tragic deaths ended the hatred of the two families. Also the hate of the families ended the love of the two characters due to the lovers death. Shakespeare begins the first scene of the play with hatred by using dramatic language and insults. However, the play soon moves on towards the theme of love, which contrasts well with the hatred. Shakespeare liked to switch from love to hate or hate to love to shoe how close the two elements are and how they run in parallel together.
The Portrayal of Romeo and Juliet's Relationship in the Play In my opinion, the relationship between Romeo and Juliet is portrayed in lots of different ways. It is portrayed as tragic, united, shows signs of true and untrue love, and also shows signs that the couple are a victim of fate. In the prologue, we learn that the play will end in tragedy. 'The fearful passage of their death marked love' This quote is a good summary of their relationship; they are in love but this love leads to death at the end of the 'passage'. This is also an example of dramatic irony; the audience knows what is on the way, making the story even sadder for them.
Later, Mercutio's death functions as a turning point for the action of the play. In death, he becomes a tragic figure, shifting the play's direction from comedy to tragedy. Mercutio's first appearance in Act I, Scene 4, shows Romeo and his friend to be of quite opposite characters. Mercutio mocks Romeo as a helpless victim of an overzealous, undersatisfied love. Romeo describes his love for Rosaline using the clichéd image of the rose with thorns to stress the pain of his unrequited love.
In 1.1, Shakespeare displays this suffering with Orsino who has unnatural love for Olivia. In this scene Shakespeare has written Orsino as a character who cannot focus on anything except for Olivia because he is captivated by her prance. “Why, so I do, the noblest that I have: O, when mine eyes did see Olivia first, Methought she purged the air of pestilence” (1.1, 20-21). Also within the same scene Shakespeare has Valentine tells Orsino that Olivia was still mourning over the death of her brother. Shakespeare treats love with Olivia with also the same unnatural love but for her dead family, which has isolated her from potential love with Osorio and latter described she isolates her self from the world.
the audiences at once see Romeo's image of Juliet through nothing but words. When there is a death in the tragic play the imagery gives the audience dark images of mourning such as "this days black fate on mo days doth depend" were Romeo's words just before he murdered Tybalt for the sake of his dead friend Mercutio. Throughout the play this imagery is used - light coinciding with love and good fate but darkness coinciding with the complete opposite of these two.
“Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.” -George Eliot Romeo and Juliet is a play about young love, loss, and the bond between friends and family. Throughout the course of the tragedy, each of the characters influence both Romeo and Juliet in one way or another. Although many of those characters have some kind of hold on the naive Juliet, they have a stronger hold on the somewhat credulous Romeo. This sway that they have over Romeo causes him to make several decisions that are rash and impulsive. However, it can also cause him to stop and think depending on the character that is influencing him.