· 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.
He is outraged by Nora’s actions when he thinks it will negatively affect how he is viewed by society but when he finds out there will be no repercussions he can forgive her behavior. Throughout the play A Doll's House the character of Nora does not truly change. In the end she just decides to be true to herself and stop pretending to be the person her husband expects her to be. Helmer does appear to change but only when Nora is determined to leave him. From their first interaction we see the belittling way that Helmer interacts with Nora.
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.
Romeo and Juliet By: Steff Commentary This section may appear to readers as unimportant because it is just Capulet and Tybalt talking and nothing happens. On the contrary, this passage illustrates how the characters handle situations given. This may foreshadow problems for each character such as maybe future aggressive conflict with Tybalt. The character Capulet is all a façade. He appears warm hearted and eager to end the conflict at first but then you see his real intentions and his real state of mind is focused on “what the people want” and not what is best for Romeo under the given circumstances of the families’ feud.
Polonius is worried that Hamlet’s relationship with his daughter, Ophelia, will damage his reputation with the king. He tells her to stay away from him “In few, Ophelia, do not believe his vows…I would not, in plain terms, from this time forth have you so slander any moment leisure as to give words or talk with the Lord Hamlet”
The more people that believe Hamlet’s madness, the more he separates himself from his unpleasant world. While Hamlet is preparing to speak with his mother he says, “Let me be cruel, not unnatural:/ I will speak daggers to her, but use none;/ My tongue and soul in this be hypocrites.” (3.2.386-389) It is clear that in this speech Hamlet is willing to do anything to make sure he buys himself enough time to think through
This same motif is again repeated in the very next scene as hamlet says “Nor shall you do my ear that violence” (I, ii, 170). In this quote it Hamlet is suggesting that Horatio would not skip school, and He refuses to believe that lie. This use of words for exerting power is used again as Laertes gives Ophelia advice to not listen to Hamlet’s confessions of love with a “credent ear” (I, iii, 30). If she falls for her words he will use her, and her reputation will be sullied. When Hamlet first encounters the ghost of his father, the ghost describes the violence and torture of purgatory and says how “this eternal blazon must not be to ears of flesh and blood” (I, v, 22-23) and how it is unsuitable for a mortal to ever hear such things.
She warns her family that ‘he’s giving us rope so that we’ll hang ourselves.’ Sheila understands that avoiding the truth is useless in the face of his questioning. She knows they cannot avoid being confronted by the awful truth of their responsibility for the death of Eva/Daisy because he knows what it is they have done already. The Inspector has made her aware of herself and her actions and this leaves her wanting to change and help those she can. Eric Eric seems embarrassed and awkward at the begging of the play, with the first mention of him being ‘Eric suddenly guffaws’. This continues with his being unable to explain why he laughed, perhaps indicating nervousness.
“No, you two infinitely stupid male creatures: the problem of what is to be done with her afterwards.” (Shaw, 65) Mrs. Higgins shows she doesn’t see the girl as some experiment un like the men in the play who do not seem to view women as the same value. Having a women who respects and has morals for other women is very important for this play. “Do without, I’m afraid, Henry. The girl has a perfect right to leave is she chooses.” (Shaw, 84) This is Mrs. Higgins explaining to her son that he can’t control the young women that she has some rights of her own, and he is to blind to see this on his own. Making the role of women important to see that the young Liza Doolittle has some rights of her own.
Social and Psychological Contrasts in "SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER" Social Contrasts in the Play: When the play opens the audience is immediately presented with some contrasts. Mrs Hardcastle laments the fact that they never go to town, while her husband thinks the people of the town foolish. Mr Hardcastle clearly represents old-fashioned values, and is entirely unashamed of this, whereas Mrs Hardcastle likes to think she is more modern, although it is implied that she is rather pretentious. Their conflicting attitudes are concisely illustrated in these antithetical statements. Mrs Hardcastle, speaking of her husband's long-winded stories as a method for entertaining guests, states: I hate such old-fashioned trumpery.