He is a very cocky and aggressive character who’s always looking for a fight. To the audience Tybalt would appear to be a villain. He is the opposite of Romeo; who’s a lover not a fighter. Even though he is considered a minor character and dies very early in the play Tybalt has a huge impact on the storyline of 'Romeo and Juliet', he is the catalyst that changes others while he remains the same; he is involved in the play’s tragic ending. The audience first sees Tybalt in Act 1 Scene 1 where Benvolio is appealing to him to help him stop the servants fighting in the town square.
Romeo is a reserved, serious, self-absorbed romantic. His intense emotion drives him and, in love, he is a victim of rash youth. At the beginning of the play, Romeo is overcome with self-pity because Rosalind does not share his love: “Doth add more grief to too much of mine own” (Act 1, scene 1). However, Romeo is an emotional yo-yo and soon rises from the depths of depression when he meets Juliet at a masked ball and instantly falls madly in love with her “O she doth teach the torches to burn bright” (Act 1, scene 5). His personality is characterised by extreme mood-swings.
One was his quick transition of love from Rosaline to Juliet. After Rosaline rejects Romeo, soon afterwards, at the Capulet’s party, Romeo meets only Juliet briefly yet, immediately declares himself in love with her* If Romeo did not have the flaw of falling in love too quickly and deeply, it would have perhaps, prevented the chaos that would have ensured later on in the story when Juliet and got involved with each other. *“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till the night.” ( Act 1 scene 5, lines 52 – 53) Another flaw in Romeo’s character was his unpremeditated thinking.
This prompts Oberon to play a nasty trick on Titania. Hermia and Lysander, who love each other at the beginning of the play, are affected by Puck’s lack of fair use of the love juice. Helena and Demetrius’ relationship also changes dramatically due to Puck’s interference. Hermia and Helena’s friendly love is marbled with jealousy, and erupts in Act 3, Scene 2. Lysander and Demetrius are constantly ‘warring’ over their love for Hermia or Helena, and do not observe the rules of fair play.
He plays on Laertes’ hunger for revenge on his father’s killer and uses Laertes’ feelings to achieve his goal. By this we see Claudius accomplish objectives by controlling people around him. Besides manipulation, Claudius achieves much by sinful acts. During the course of the play, Claudius breaks two of the Ten Commandments. The first is “you shall not kill” and this is broken by his crime of killing his brother.
The protagonist must be an admirable but flawed character that the audience must be able to sympathise with. This precept of tragedy epitomises the character of Lear. In Aristotle's precept of tragedy the downfall of the protagonist is caused by hamartia or 'fatal flaw'. Lear's fatal flaw is his egotism. Despite giving the 'love test' to his daughters, he says in his interaction with Cordelia, 'I loved thee most', having decided beforehand to give her 'a third more opulent than your sisters'.
Immaturity is defined as having or showing emotional or intellectual development appropriate to someone younger. Bassanio displays numerous acts of immaturity throughout the course of the play, The Merchant of Venice. He is a young, foolish man who has spent all of his wealth, but will go to extreme measures to win the hand of a rich and fair woman in Belmont named, Portia. In the play, The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare, Bassanio is presented as being characteristically immature through the unnecessary risks he takes as well as his life values. Bassanio shows immaturity through the unnecessary risks he takes throughout the play.
He speaks of how only the deaths of two star crossed lovers will break the violence, although it is said in a way that will not be noticed by those viewing the play for the first time. Plays in Shakespeare’s time were viewed many times, as it was the only available source of entertainment. Romeo and Juliet, sometimes referred to as the most tragic love story of all, is a story of young love between two people in families engaged in a deadly feud. The families fight in public at the start of the play, resulting in a death penalty from prince Escales if the peace of Verona is disturbed again. Meanwhile, Romeo, the son of Lord Montague, gatecrashes a masquerade ball hosted by Lord Capulet in honour for a potential marriage between his daughter Juliet and a wealthy man named ‘Paris’.
But, despite her cruel ways, Pip falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful Estella, perhaps even because she is unattainable. He perpetuates his delusions by hoping that if he becomes a gentleman, Estella will accept him as an equal and requite his love. Of course, the truth is that from the beginning, Pip's birth has more legitimacy than that of Estella's. For, his parents were married and, albeit poor, they were certainly not criminals as are the parents of Estella, whose birth came out of the streets of London. In addition to the theme of Appearance vs.
The play starts off with the prologue outlining what has happened in Verona. Shakespeare used Verona as the setting for his play as it was known to be a place of murderous feuds and passionate love affairs. The prologue immediately introduces us to the feud and hatred shared between the two families, Capulet’s and Montague’s. “From ancient grudge break to new mutiny”. Here the audience is left with an unanswered question as to how the feud started and from the prologue we are left wondering if anger and hate will lead to the death of the two “ star crossed lovers”.