It is also effective in describing its protagonist so that the reader can envision them before getting deep into the play. Conflict is displayed between Beatrice and Benedick. They call each other nicknames and also insult one another. As the scene progresses, Claudio displays how much he admires Hero. He wishes she could eventually become his wife because she is beautiful and compassionate.
However, Friar Laurence isn’t very clever when he tried to marry Juliet and Romeo. The Friar should have known the consequences that could have occurred if their marriage was revealed. Even so, he wanted to bring together the Montague`s and Capulet`s, to finally create peace between them. Another quote the Friar states is; “Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast” in the end of Act II Scene III.
How satisfying did you find the ending of Pygmalion and Much Ado about Nothing? Pygmalion is a Victorian Romance in five acts, whereas Much Ado is a Shakespearean comedy. As one of this genre’s characteristics is the happy ending that ties up the plot, the Pygmalion doesn’t seem to follow it. However, the use of language in Much Ado to create humor throughout the whole play, as near tragic events are never too far for comedy, Shakespeare succeeds in his purpose and offers clearly a more satisfying ending than Shaw. In Much Ado, it could be argued that the ending is satisfying as a comedy.
In the play Romeo and Juliet, the audience often leaves thinking “if only… then…” they remember back to the parts that could have easily been avoided which would have made the ending turn out differently, and perhaps Romeo and Juliet would not have suffered such a tragic end. Shakespeare purposely wrote the prologue, which clearly states the end, “[a] pair of star-crossed lovers take their life… Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife,” (Prologue 6, 8), to send a message to the audience. There is a common misconception that the prologue is a foreshadowing of the two lovers’ end because foreshadowing is when there is a hint, but the prologue declares the ending, so it is not a forshadow. Shakespeare’s purpose of the prologue is to
Friar Laurence is a great advisor, who is the person Romeo often goes to talk to. The major exception is Friar Laurence, who is the kindest, wisest man. True, he cannot communicate his “belief in reason over passion, caution over haste, to the impassioned Romeo.” (Schumacher). But he has a lovingly humorous relationship with the youth, as it is he who risks his calling by agreeing that the hasty marriage may do some good. Early in the play the words that Friar says gives a quick insight on the role is going to play and the importance of it.
Friar Lawrence: Unnoticed Importance In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, many secondary characters play an essential role in the play. Friar Lawrence is one of the most important secondary characters in the play. He marries Romeo and Juliet, helps Romeo and Juliet grow in their love for one another, and eventually helps end the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues. He helps the characters in the play grow in a way they would not have on their own. Friar Lawrence affects the action of Romeo and Juliet by marrying Romeo and Juliet, helping Romeo escape Verona safely, and helping them reunite by giving Juliet a sleeping potion to fake her death.
However, Shakespeare presents Benedick’s change in a more positive and light-hearted manner, whilst Macbeth’s change revolves around negativity and wrong-doing as the approach to each individual genre is different, where comedies are humorous and happy, whilst tragedies are gloomy and grief-stricken. INTRO: The opening scene of the play, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, is significant as Shakespeare introduces the genre of the play as a romantic comedy through the comic names given to Benedick and Beatrice by each other. Beatrice nicknames Benedick as “Signor Mountanto”, which uses sexual innuendo expressing their love hate relationship, created by the definition of the word ‘montanto’ (technical term for an upward thrust in fencing). This insulting, but hilarious comment would have only been understood by the Shakespearean audience. Opposing this, Benedick personifies disdain in the form of Beatrice, by calling her “Lady Disdain”, suggesting that she is in fact, the epitome of disdain or contempt.
al 33). He believed that marrying Romeo and Juliet would bring the two families together, and the families would no longer remain enemies. The decision to marry the couple proved tragic for Friar Lawrence. Their marriage was a disaster waiting to happen. Marrying Romeo and Juliet allowed the couple to continue seeing one another and further their relationship.
Many other things would have happened if Friar did not get involved. In the play he had said "In one respect I'll thy assistant be. For this alliance may so happy prove, to turn your households' rancour to pure love" (Lawrence Act 2 Scene 3 Line 90). He thought marrying Romeo and Juliet would end the rival between Capulets and Montagues. Friar had also said "Shall Romeo bear thee
In both plays Shakespeare explores the ideas of love at first sight, everlasting love, love being able to overcome anything and lust. Both Plays contain similar ideas and themes however since "Romeo And Juliet" is categorised as a tragedy and "The Merchant Of Venice" is described as a 'problem play' there are some key differences in their presentation. The context in which love develops also appears to have a major influence on the nature of this love. Shakespeare uses a variety of different techniques including oxymoron, sonnets and vivid imagery in his presentation of love which in turn helps to create an intimate relationship between the characters. Some may argue however that the theme of 'true love' is not presented between the main characters.