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.
HOW DOES ROMEO & JULIET CRITIQUE THE PETRARCHAN DISCOURSE OF DESIRE? Shakespeare utilises a variety of techniques in Romeo and Juliet in order to critique the conventions of the Petrarchan discourse of desire. Through his construction of the sonnets that are found in the play and the characters that are found in Verona he manages to reinvent the discourse of desire both critiquing the Petrarchan view and providing a new view on what it means to desire and to love. Through these techniques Shakespeare constantly challenges his audience but never lays out a clear or concise answer to the themes of his play but instead encourages his audience to take on their own view. Shakespeare quite obviously plays with the conventions of Petrarchan characters and their views of desire throughout the play but most significantly towards the beginning.
Firstly, ambition is a major internal conflicted … within Macbeth. In the beginning scenes of the play we see this through “stars hide your fires, let not light see my black and deep desires”. This effective rhyming scheme is further developed by the dramatic “aside” in the play. It is effective because it shows the beginning of Macbeths ambition as he asks for his deeds to be covered in darkness. The conflict of ambition is also shown in “I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only ......
He avoids the fight at all costs and states that he loves Tybalt, but cannot give him a specific reason why because he is unable to disclose the love he has for Juliet. In addition to the wardrobe choice, Romeo was a very soft-spoken individual and attempted to avoid confrontation with Tybalt. When Mercutio dies, Romeo removed his cape and laid it over his friend’s dead body as a sign of respect. The setting and movement in the scene also emphasized Romeo’s character traits. The first trait portrayed by the setting was his serenity.
The two generate an interesting debate; however they might lose their credibility because Robert brought the fact that Jacqueline was married which is not job related and could be discriminatory to unmarried applicant while Paul he continually refer about Sonya’s enthusiasm and could be the selling point but this is not also offer any substantial reasons for her preference. One thing that I observed for the two is that Robert and Paul have a very good relationship – when they do have disagreements they are understanding and accepting of their differences and compromise when necessary. Robert doesn’t think too highly of the swinging bachelor persona, but it hasn’t affected job performance – anyway, it’s diversity that makes life
Young men’s love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes” (II.iii.66-68). Despite these misgivings, Friar Lawrence chooses to marry Romeo and Juliet for his own pride and selfishness, because this marriage may be the ending of a feud between two families. In addition, Romeo and Juliet entrust in Friar Lawrence as a confidant, because he is a figure that is believed to be wise and generous. The lives of the two unstable teenagers are put into the hands of the Friar. Unfortunately, instead being supportive of them and encouraging them to disclose their relationship to each other’s families, he gives into the teenagers’ rash desires of eloping.
Through the ‘Two Truths’ soliloquy, Shakespeare establishes the character of Macbeth in the readers’ mind, as this is our first insight of him. Therefore this is the basis from which we judge him as he undergoes a series of transformations throughout the play. At this stage, Shakespeare presents us with a logical man who is a rational thinker by employing a logical structure throughout the soliloquy, which weighs both the pros and con of the witches and the prophecy. Its use of paradox “cannot be ill; cannot be good” followed by rhetorical questions show a man who is objective but cynical about his meeting. This is reinforced by his rejection of imagery through the us use of personification, “whose horrific image doth unfix his hair” which shows Macbeth is a man who is sensible enough to dismiss the prophecy, however, he has also thought about what he can do to become King.
His interest and involvement in Dr. Jekyll’s affair contradict with the introduction of his personality in the very beginning of the book, which shows his indifference toward immorality and lack of social skill. s Mr. Utterson likes this letter because it says that his friend Dr. Jekyll is not blackmailed and the evil person Mr. Hyde will not distract Dr. Jekyll again. Also Mr. Utterson feels guilty and blames himself for his past suspicions, for Mr. Hyde does not intend to blackmail Dr. Jekyll at all. By contrast, Mr. Hyde fully realizes his unworthiness of inheriting Dr. Jekyll’s properties. However, Mr. Utterson is upset with the fact that the letter was from Dr. Jekyll as well after he lets his clerk compare the letter with Jekyll’s own
There are a couple reasons why people should think that “ The Catcher in the Rye” is a moral book. Despite what the critics say, Holden is also a moral character excluding all the profanity he uses and how he acts. One reason that Holden is a moral character is because he respects those who are humble, loyal and kind. He might lie a lot, but all he is doing is trying to protect someone else’s feelings. One example is when Holden hired a prostitute, all he wanted to do was to talk, but he is troubled by how young Sunny is and worries about her.
In doing so, we see how essential not only it is for Lennie to gain another friend in times of loneliness, but for Crooks as well. Being secluded from companionship like Crooks is, he becomes dependent on Lennie for moments like those to remind him that he is still a human being. Lennie, like George, also doesn’t want to risk losing a friend over something minor. When Lennie wanted some ketchup and he saw that he made George angry by continuously asking for what they don’t have, he immediately apologized and said “I wouldn’t eat no ketchup, George. I’d leave it all for you.