?sight thither and back again?. Infatuation causes Helena to lose all sense of dignity, as can be seen when in the woods, she desperately pleads with Demetrius to ?but treat me as your spaniel?. Here, Helena also becomes irrational, obsessed with pursuing Demetrius, though it is obvious that Demetrius is fixated on winning Hermia?s hand in marriage. Helena?s infatuation also causes her to see things from a skewed perspective, for she falsely believes that when she divulges Hermia?s plans for eloping with Lysander, Demetrius? love for Helena will rekindle.
Juliet on the other hand had to marry Count Paris so her love with Romeo is simply a way to get out of it. She never had a relationship with a man and she didn’t like to have her first and only relationship with a man her parents arranged for her. She wanted freedom and Romeo was her ticket to it. During the story Romeo and Juliet convince them selves to be in love with each other and they become obsessed, not with the love for each other, but with the fact of being in love with each other.
Fate brought Romeo and Juliet together to preserve the authentic bond of two devoted lovers, in life and in death. Romeo found Juliet at the Capulet orchard party, he was not supposed to go, and all odds were against him finding love there, or even living through the event. The Capulet’s and Montague’s despise each other with every ounce of hatred they can conjure, as Tybalt once said “What talk of peace? I hate the word, as I hate Hell, all Montague’s, and thee” (I.i.68). But not Romeo or Juliet, they fell passionately in love even when they both knew it was impossibl... ... middle of paper ... ...ll.
Micheal Jordan famously wrote “If you accept the expectations of others then you never will change the outcome” (Jordan). One can appreciate the context of the quote when relating it to one of William Shakespeare’s greatest work, “Romeo and Juliet”, in which two long-feuding families finally end their strife after their children defy the societal expectations, and consequently take their lives away. The two lovers struggle to live up to the expectations society demands from them, which oppose the existence of their love. For example, the audience sees Juliet challenge her family’s expectations in order to protect her relationship with her true love, Romeo. Additionally, both Romeo and Juliet challenge their gender roles in order to love freely without any opposition from society.
Unsuccessful in his pursuit of Olivia, Orsino sends Cesario to gain her affection for him because he thinks she will be taken in by Cesario's youth. Viola, dressed as Cesario, falls in love with the duke Orsino but ... ... middle of paper ... ...was but a toy, For the rain it raineth every day' There are other songs sung by Feste which reveal a darker side to the plot such as songs with lines: 'Come away, come away death, And in sad cypress let me be laid'. Malvolio also promises revenge on those who played the trick on him and his last words symbolise parts of the darker side of Illyria: ' I'll be revenged on the whole pack of you' Disguise is the main plot in Twelfth Night and without it the storyline would not have been possible as disguise was needed in order to create the Orsino, Viola, Olivia love triangle. This is the main event in the play which is created by disguise. Disguise is also used to bring in humour and confusion to the plot without which Twelfth Night would not be the notorious and famous play as we know it today.
In La Belle Dame, a wandering knight and a beautiful fairy lady were lovers, however the fairy lady had to abandon the wandering knight due to untold reasons. So, the knight was left all alone, wandering through the forest, either awaiting his death or hoping for the fairy lady to come back. At the end of the poem, the reasons for the knight's depression and sickness were revealed: he has fallen victim to betrayal and abandonment. However, the fairy lady was so beautiful and enigmatic, the knight remains captivated and continues to long for her. Although, the fairy lady seems like the classic self-centred, attention-seeking vixen who leads on innocent young men only to desert them in end, if you pay closer attention to how her character was portrayed, there is a lot more to see to her character than it lets on the surface.
For example, while Helena is chasing Demetrius in the forest she tells him that he could “ spurn me, strike me, neglect me, lose me; ”(Shakespeare 23 line 205), if that allows her to be at his side. Helena is willing to allow Demetrius to perform all the treacherous acts of his choosing to get closer with Demetrius . Had Demetrius agreed to doing these acts, Helena would have gladly agreed because she would be with the one she loves. In fact, most of Helena’s insecurities and depression stem from the fact that she fears she is not fit for love which is why she goes to extreme lengths to be loved. In contrast, King Oberon thinks so highly of himself that he sabotages his own relationship in order to get what he wants, the Indian child, but most importantly, the affection of his wife again.
By making use of both the Mortal and Supernatural world, Shakespeare conveys that “the course of true love never did run smooth.” The trouble with love begins early on, both on the mortal and supernatural sides, as the mortals experience both unrequited and forbidden love and the supernaturals experience jealousy. The middle of the play further shows the bumpy side of true love by turning the love triangle for the mortals and the supernaturals. In the denouement of the play, the spontaneity of love is further shown when everything is reverted to normal (except Demetrius old love of Hermia) and all the couples are happy. As Shakespeare has taught us and we must all remember, “the course of true love never did run smooth.” Xander Davies
By Act II, Scene iii, it is evident that Roderigo is inferior to Iago because he latches onto Iago, who has a much stronger character. It is also evident that their friendship is false. He does not realize that he is being used for Iago's personal gain. Roderigo admits he is weaker than everyone and that he has lost all patience and motivation to go on: "not like a hound that hunts…almost spent" (II, iii, 363-5). Iago immediately turns Roderigo around by saying he is poor because he has no "patience" (II, iii, 370).
Paris asks for Juliet’s hand, and eventually her father accepts, not knowing that Juliet ... ... middle of paper ... .... Romeo missing Rosaline, and bumping into a Capulet servant, who invites them to the Capulet party which Rosaline was attending, is a coincidence which leads to Romeo and Juliet meeting and falling in love. Also Juliet waking up a few moments after Romeo’s death is a mere coincidence. The letter which tells Romeo that Juliet is not dead does not get delivered in time, and Romeo slays Tybalt which lead to his banishment. Prominently predestined fate cannot be changed and what is planned to happen will happen. From the time Romeo and Juliet meet they face various obstacles which lead to their death, and no matter how much they plan, it cannot be changed.