The unarguable theme in Shakespeare’s “A midsummer night’s dream” is love. Here the playwright explores how people fall in love and that the pursuit of love can make people irrational and foolish. By using the cliché that “the course of true love never did run smooth” Shakespeare suggests that love is “really an obstacle course with the capacity to turn us all into madmen.” (Shmoop Editorial Team, 2008). Furthermore the love represented in this play is far from true and by placing his characters in the fairy realm Shakespeare suggests that love is simply an illusion. The idea of difficult love is very often explored through the motif of” love out of balance”.
Also, Juliet’s own nurse tells her she’s made a bad choice in a man. “Love at first sight isn’t real” In Friar Laurence’s cell, he warns Romeo loving to fast is bound to end after Romeo asks the Friar to marry him to Juliet. Friar Laurence is trying to imply that love takes time and that it doesn’t happen spontaneously. Shakespeare is purposely foreshadowing in this scene, clearly giving hints that loves at first sight isn’t real and Romeo’s and Juliet’s relationship is not going to last. For example, The Friar says: These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which, as they kiss, consume.
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare Works Cited Missing The similarities and differences of the techniques used by the various characters in 'act 2 scene3' and 'act 3 scene 1' to persuade Beatrice and Benedick to express their love for one another. In the play 'Much Ado about Nothing', Shakespeare uses various techniques in his writing to convey the art of persuasion of two characters; Beatrice and Benedick. Beatrice and Benedick can be defined as two very outspoken characters. They are both bold and are very argumentative. They are scornful of each other and are frequently caught up in intense arguments about marriage and relationships.
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.
This is shown when he says 'And you'll be mine, I'll give you to my friend.' (Line 192 III v) Here he is trying to force Juliet to marry Paris so that he can enter into the royal line without regarding Juliet's feelings. When he says 'you be mine' he is showing his lack of regard love and how he thinks of Juliet s his property. Shakespeare's presentation of the theme of love varies greatly throughout the play and from one character to another. It can be see how the attitudes to love of the characters change especially Romeo and it can also be seen how Shakespeare presents each character views on love differently.
For instance, John Donne’s poems, “Song: Go and catch a falling star” and “The Apparition” both illustrate love as a bad idea to attain; in fact, he forces the reader to understand why love is a bad idea because in “Song”, love is not unattainable because women are not honest or beautiful. For “The Apparition”, the narrator is enraged how his lover, a woman, hurt him and now he is scorned about the decision of her to reject his love. Overall, both poems address different audiences and that their respective speakers make different arguments to those audiences; with these differences in mind, Donne constructs gender dynamics between femininity and masculinity. Using literary techniques, style, diction, and tone in those two poems, he helps his audience understand the views of these two specific poems to buttress his notion that love should not be desired and if you are trying to claim love, then you are going to accept pain as well. For Donne’s first poem, “Song: Go and catch a falling star”, his narrator illustrates how love does not exist because women are not honest or beautiful to give us this ... ... middle of paper ... ...attempting to call men as “passionate lovers” while women are the “rationale lovers”.
On the other hand, in the sonnets, Shakespeare also questions about whether romantic love as lasting as it seems. Since both the sonnets and Romeo and Juliet have the same cynical view on romantic love, I do not agree with this statement. Because either one of them is more cynical than the other. In the following paragraphs, I would prove to you how both the play’s view on romantic love concurs with the sonnets. A very famous sonnet, number 130, portrays Shakespeare’s mistress as a hideous woman, without eyes like the sun, without coral red lips, with breast like dun and hair like wires etc.
Hero and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare The two characters, Hero and Beatrice, go hand in hand, although each has many differences. The reason the characters are so different, at times, is Shakespeare's way of emphasising each character. Hero would not seem as quiet if Beatrice wasn't so loud, and Beatrice wouldn't seem so overly confident if Hero didn't act so shy. The two, during the play fall in love with two very different people. They both have different views and ideals, especially concerning love and marriage.
Much Ado About Nothing By Shakespeare Shakespeare’s attitude toward courtship and romance combines mature suspicion with an awareness that the social realities surrounding courtship may detract from the fun of romance. The need to marry for social superiority and to ensure inheritance, complicates romantic relationships. Although this play is a comedy ending in multiple marriages and is full of witty dialogue making for many comic moments, it also addresses more serious events, including some that border on tragedy. The personalities of Beatrice and Hero vary greatly, leading them in opposite directions with their relationships, with Beatrice headed towards a good relationship and Hero towards a bad one. The conditions under which Beatrice's and Hero's marriages occur are the effect of their personal beliefs, which relate to their personalities.
Romeo feels being so in love with a woman he cannot posses. Specifically when the reader believes that in Shakespeare’s time this poetic style of verse was used to present moments of steep dramatic or emotional force. Shakespeare applies detailed metaphors, such as “love is a smoke raised with the fumes of sighs, a fire sparkling in lover’s eyes” to highlight how distressing his love for Rosaline is. Shakespeare uses the comparisons like ‘sweet’ and ‘gall’ to symbolise the opposition and disarrangement Romeo is feeling. Benvolio suggests that Romeo looks at the women, “examine other beauties”, however Romeo is unwilling to because he does not believe there is another woman as “fair” as Rosaline.