Paris’s insincere love does no justice to his case; in fact, it serves to further illuminate the legitimacy of Romeo’s adoration. There are three causes of Paris’s apparent love: social obligation, political and economic advantage, and being in love with the idea of love. As far as the first motive goes, Paris may be obligated to maintain the appearance of love in order to retain social propriety. As a member of a royal family, and the bearer of the title “County,” certain standards of conduct are expected from him. If, after his betrothed dies, he immediately starts wooing another girl, his reputation as a fine and upstanding gentleman will be ruined, and he will be hard-pressed to find a new wife of appropriate status.
Macbeth: A Man torn between Ambition and Conscience “Macbeth” the play, has been described by many as one of Shakespeare’s finest works. It is hard to disagree. In this term paper the author seeks to critically analyze the character of Macbeth, the protagonist in this fine play, while understanding the subtle nuances of the his character along with elaborating on the role played by his wife Lady Macbeth in his quest for the golden crown of Scotland. This paper will also include the theme of evil that makes its presence felt in the play at various instances along with the effect that it has on Macbeth. Ambition, the drive to achieve something is certainly a good thing.
The actions of the nurse and the Friar are responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths. From the very begging of Romeo and Juliet’s newfound love, the nurse is supportive and helpful with Juliet. The nurse was an influential adult to Juliet and knew that the Capulets planned for Paris and Juliet to be married. She should have known better and discouraged Juliet from seeing Romeo. Instead, the nurse acted as a messenger between Romeo and Juliet for information about the wedding (Act II, scene iv).
• After the Nurse tells Romeo that Juliet is a Capulet, he replies: "Is she a Capulet? /O dear account! My life is my foe’s debt. " • What do these lines suggest about how Romeo feels about having fallen in love with Juliet? He means his life is greatly affected by the family
Although if I lived in the Elizabethan times then I would not know what my opinion would be, as to whether I would think it is normal or unfair. At the start of the play it is clear that Lord Capulet wants Juliet to marry someone who she truly loves and feels comfortable with, and his reaction when Paris asks for Juliet’s hand in marriage is abnormal to that of a normal Elizabethan father as he wanted Juliet to choose the right man. He also actually shows many signs that he really does care about Juliet. These are portrayed in the lines “But woo her,
She always seemed to want the best for Juliet and do good things for her but she also seemed confused throughout the story. One thing she did in the story that shows this was when she conspired with Friar Laurence about a plan to give the new made bridegroom their honeymoon night. She wanted Juliet to still have her honeymoon although Romeo had been banished. She saw this as a way for her to show how much she cared and it truly worked. On the other hand, when Juliet was in desperate need for help, the Nurse didn’t do her very much good.
She can be inconsiderate, but caring at the same time. On the other hand, the friar acts like a father to Romeo. Although he can be blunt when he talks, he is a preacher and Romeo’s love counselor. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, there are many similarities and differences; obviously, I will be comparing the nurse and friar’s parent-like figures, personalities, and how they talk. The nurse treats Juliet in
Characters are subject to limitations and expectations because of their gender. These restrictions can be seen easiest in the “daughter” character Hero. Leonato, Hero’s father, has complete control over every area in her life. This control is seen in Act Two, when Leonato speaks with Hero about his belief that Don Pedro would be seeking marriage. It is here that Leonato orders Hero to accept the advances of Don Pedro despite the age difference: “Daughter, remember what I told you.
Can you love the gentleman? This night you shall behold him at our feast. Read o'er the volume of young Paris' face And find delight writ there with beauty’s pen. Examine every married lineament And see how one another lends content, And what obscured in this fair volume lies Find written in the margin of his eyes. This precious book of love, this unbound lover, To beautify him only lacks a cover.
November 26, 2013 Romeo & Juliet: Fate vs. Free Will Some may believe that the events in William Shakespeare's tragic play, Romeo & Juliet, are examples of Fate. Although fate plays a large factor in the story of the “Star-crossed Lovers”, I personally think many actions of the characters are a clear display of free will. Both Romeo and Juliet believed fate would bring them together; still, it was their free will that gave them the courage to disobey their parents, love each other despite their families’ hatred, and ultimately choose death over life without one another. Free will is the ability to make one’s own choices. Both Romeo and Juliet have the power to make their own decision.