Laertes’ advice to his sister, Ophelia is to be careful of Hamlet. He advises her not to fall in love with Hamlet because their love is only temporary and will not last. Laertes warns her that even though Hamlet may love her, “ His greatness weigh’d, his will not his own…” Laertes believes that Hamlet is too high in the monarchy to love Ophelia honorability. Even though Hamlet loves her, his choice of a wife is limited and she may not fit the agreement of Denmark. Laertes tries to caution his sister to “ … Keep within the rear of your affection…” He tells her if she gives into her desire, she will only get hurt in the end.
The Friar responds with, “Young men’s love then lies/ Not truly in their hearts but, in their eyes jesu maria, what the deal of brine/ Hath washes thy sallow cheeks for Rosaline!”(2.3.68-90). In the first act, Romeo thought himself to be in love with Rosaline. Romeo had been distraught over the fact that his beloved Rosaline was going to become a nun. Romeo would never be able to love Rosoline, or be with her. Friar Lawrence makes fun of Romeo saying that young men only love what they see.
(Stabs herself) There rust and let me die.”-P. 579 lines (169-171). It’s really sad that all of this could have been avoided if Juliet would’ve just left with Romeo or if their families gave up their hatred for one another. Throughout Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet’s personality drastically changes. At first Romeo was love-sick and Juliet didn’t want anything to do with marriage. Then they meet, fall in love and get married.
During a tremendous argument between Juliet and her mother, Lady Capulet claims that Juliet must marry Paris, an innocent, charming man who wants to marry her, but she refuses and shouts, “ He shall not make me there a joyful bride…I will not marry yet; and when I do, I swear it shall be Romeo” (3.5.132-137). Even though Juliet was already married to Romeo, she could have accepted her fate because of the hatred between the Montague and Capulet families. Yelling at her parents causes them to be mad at her, and lying makes the situation worse. Eventually, the choices the two “star-crossed lovers” made led to their
Due to Desdemona’s never ending, continuous love for Othello, she ultimately played a role in her own death. The love Desdemona feels for Othello is seen in the fact that she goes against her family and marries the man she loves, not the man that may necessarily be more suited for her. Brabantio, Desdemona’s father, believes that Othello lures Desdemona away with his witchcraft and that her life would be much better if they never married. However, Desdemona ignores her father’s instruction; despite the fact Brabantio believes their relationship is unnatural: “She [Desdemona] is abused, stol’n from me and corrupted by spells and medicines bought of mountebanks; for natures so preposterously to err, being not deficit, blind or lame of sense, sans witchcraft could not” (Othello, 1.3.60-64). At first, Brabantio believes that his daughter was tricked by Othello, that he stole her away with his magic spells and witchcraft.
We learn that Hamlet had confessed her love to her but her brother warns Ophelia that as a prince, Hamlet can't choose who he is to marry and that he is probably just trying to steal her virginity. She shows how loyal she is to her brother when she tells him that she has locked her relationship with Hamlet in her memory and has given Laertes the key. As Laertes is leaving, their father Polonius enters the conversation. She tells him that she doesn’t fully comprehend Hamlet's affections but that he spoke “with almost all the holy vows of heaven.” Worried that Hamlet is not being honest with her, Polonius forbids her to be with him, to which Ophelia replies “I shall obey, my lord.” It is shown through Polonius and Laertes' talks with Ophelia that they believe she is innocent of mind and is lacking proper judgement in these situations. They also show how much they care for her and their protective nature towards her.
· He tells Ophelia he loves her and does not love her, thinks she should never have trusted him but wants her to go away to a nunnery for her own protection. He calls himself a liar, but when he discovers Ophelia is dead, Hamlet's reaction suggests that he did, love her. · · I loved Ophelia: forty thousand brothers · Could not, with all their quantity of love, · Make up my sum. · · Hamlet does not always tell the truth, but there is enough evidence to suggest that Hamlet probably did love Ophelia. 4.
The readers introduction to Hamlet and King Claudius occurs in Act I Scene ii where the King explains that he has married his sister in law with mixed feelings but he believes Hamlet’s mourning should seize, to which his nephew replies with disdain and offense. This sets the mood for the relationship between the two characters as well as set Hamlet up for his first soliloquy, seen in Act I Scene ii line 133 O, that is too too solid flesh would melt Thaw and resolve into dew! Or that the everlasting had not fix’d His canon ‘gainst self-slaughter! Oh God! God!
As well as the Athenian law, gender played a role in the course of love, as women were not allowed to confess their love or speak up against a man. A woman’s gender also prevented her from experiencing the freedom of the choice of love a man had. In the play Hermia is forced to obey her father because she is female and Helena who loves Demetrius has no say for her love. “We cannot fight for love as men may do”. Helena says this because she cannot gain her lost love back who has been unfaithful to her in spite of her faithfulness to him, such as when Lysander “loved” her when he was under the influence of magic because of the fairy, Robin Goodfellow’s careless mistake while he was intervening in the love life of the couples.