This passage is taken from Act 3, Scene 4, lines 79-107 of Richard III by William Shakespeare. In this excerpt, Hastings, is shown lamenting his choice to trust Richard while overlooking his friend Stanley’s warning. Hastings has long believed he could trust Richard as Richard portrays a friendly, unrealistic image of himself towards Hastings, leading him to trust Richard. However, Hastings is now getting a taste of reality when he is ordered to an execution by his dear friend Richard. The executors in this scene are Ratcliffe and Lovell; both act very indifferent throughout this whole ordeal.
Act 2 Scene 4 Paragraphs During Act two, Scene four of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo’s friend Mercutio is further characterized. The scene begins with Benvolio and Mercutio wondering about Romeo’s present location. They go on to talk about Romeo’s current situation in which Mercutio states, “Alas poor Romeo, he is already dead, stabbed with a with a white wench’s black eye… And he is a man to encounter Tybalt” (2.4. 14-15, 18) Through this, Mercutio shows that he is a good friend. He is both sorry for Romeo after his unsuccessful attempts at a relationship with Rosaline and is worried for Romeo if he accepts the challenge from Tybalt, because Mercutio knows that Tybalt is the better swordsman.
Friar Laurence’s Significant Role in Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare is a love story that ends in tragedy of fatal attraction. Romeo and Juliet is about two young, teenage, star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding families. In the play, Friar Laurence spends little time on the stage, but he is crucial to the development of the conclusion of the play. Friar Laurence plays the part of a Franciscan priest, and an advisor to Romeo and Juliet, along with aiding in major plot developments. It is Friar Laurence’s good intentions, and willingness that lead to the death of these death-marked lovers.
Othello believes Iago’s lies and always listens to his advice throughout the play. One of the techniques used by Shakespeare throughout the play is repetition, during act 1, Othello is speaking to the Duke of Venice about Iago and says “A man he is of honest and trust” (I,iii,281). Othello believes that Iago is an honest man and is still blind to the fact that he is plotting to overthrow him, soon after Othello says this while speaking to Iago, he calls him “Honest Iago” (I,iii,281), then again to Cassio when he says “Iago is most honest” (II,iii,7), and two more times with the lines “Honest Iago,
Gonerill and Regan both give flattering and obsequious replies which pleases Lear. However, the use of flowing language such as 'I love you more than word can yield the matter, / Dearer than eyesight, space and liberty', Shakespeare purposely makes their declarations of love so extreme that they seem false. The repetition of Cordelia's reply of 'Nothing'
'The instruments of darkness tell us truths, win us with honest trifles - to betrays in deepest consequence' Banquo is being a friend and trying to warn Macbeth that the witches were trying to make Macbeth do something bad. The actors must show Banquo's feelings to Macbeth through their facial expressions, movement, tone of voice and gestures to make it clear to the audience what is going on. By act 3 scene 1 Macbeth flatters Banquo a lot and acts really nice to him but inside he really hates him. The actor playing Macbeth most put on a forced friendly voice almost speaking through his
Romeo and Juliet- Act 1 Scene 5 In Act 1 Scene 5 we witness the first encounter between Romeo and Juliet, and Shakespeare makes the entire scene interesting for the audience in several ways. As the audience had already seen Romeo with his friends, we know that he had been quite against coming to the party that they were gate-crashing, saying how he was too miserable because of Rosaline’s reproach towards him, and that the love he Romeo felt for her was stopping him from being with his friends. The audience would also learn at this point that Rosaline was actually a member of the Capulet family, and this creates another layer of irony because we know that inevitably Romeo and Juliet will meet and fall in love, meaning Romeo would once again encounter difficulties at ‘loving’ someone from the same, opposing family. However, as we have seen how pathetic Romeo acted previously with Mercutio and Benvolio, we would expect him to still be in the same morose state, but instead it would be of great interest and amusement to the audience that in fact Romeo’s miserable demeanour suddenly changed the moment he spots Juliet- another beautiful girl- and he suddenly perks up, and begins to shower Juliet in flowery words of devotion. As surprising as this is for someone who was supposedly ‘love-sick’ over another girl, it is even more amusing because of how it had taken him a few seconds of seeing Juliet before he began announcing his admiration of her.
Another important aspect is the similarities between Tom and the play's author Tennessee Williams; both have the same forename, both had pushy, nostalgic mothers and socially inept sisters, and both proceeded to leave their family, and responsibilities, to follow a career in playwriting. In order to fully comprehend Tom, and his psychology, it is necessary to analyse his motivations, which, in the majority of The Glass Menagerie, are negatively incited. These frustrations and resentments are densely spread over different aspects of his life; most evidently in his work, home and love. One of the most prominent of Tom's frustrations is his discontentment with his job as a poorly-paid worker in a shoemaking warehouse. This is primarily because he sees no future in it, and sees it as a necessity rather than an opportunity, complaining to Amanda “you think I'm crazy about the warehouse?...You think I want to spend fifty-five years down there in that – celotex interior!
In drama, the symbols play the most imperative role. Tom acts as the narrator of the play and also a character within the play. He underlines the play’s hostility between objectively presented reality and the memory’s alteration of reality. He sometimes speaks to the audience directly, to give a more direct explanation of what’s been occurring between the characters on stage. I felt remorse for Tom as I was reading the play, and it was as if I knew exactly what he was feeling; the sense of being trapped in a life in which he wanted no part of; what kind of life is that for a person?
He uses conflict in so much detail that one would only have to look at the play; the length of the lines would stand out. Shakespeare shows Romeo’s emotions before and after meeting Juliet. Before Romeo meets Juliet he thinks he is in love, yet he is actually depressed. When Romeo’s friends try to raise his spirits by trying to get him to go to the Capulet party, he complains that he is, “Under loves heavy burden”. The metaphor of love being a “heavy burden” is ironic because love should not feel so negative.