There is a very cynical theme to “Charlotte Temple.” We can see it the way Charlotte so badly wants to elope (a la the romantic stories she’s heard over her life, including her own parents) and does against her better judgment, only to find out her better judgment was, in fact, better. We can see a cynical theme in the way Montraville presents himself, with such emphasis placed on his father’s advice about youthful marriage and bringing a wife into an uncertain life. He seems to hold his father’s words in such high regard, but then knowingly does the exact opposite, without any second thought
Friar Lawrence said “For this alliance may so happy prove/To turn your households’ rancour to pure love” [II.iii.91-92]. This means that he is hoping that the “alliance” will lead to the households exhibiting true love for others instead of themselves. Next, Friar Lawrence is consistent with the universal will when he offers the sleeping potion to Juliet so that she can run off with Romeo together. Juliet was supposed to marry County Paris but she didn’t want to be with
Beatrice expresses her acceptance of Benedick’s love but does not realize the love inside Beatrice exists artificially. Beatrice’s faith in her emotions leaves her vulnerable to any criticism of her love to Benedick. For instance, when Hero commands Margaret to fetch Beatrice, Hero and Ursula purposely allow Beatrice to listen to them to invoke a stronger attraction in Beatrice towards Benedick. Shakespeare allows the first sign of the theme deception to manifests itself within Hero and Ursula’s conversation. Shakespeare aims to project a very harsh form of deception here in order to emphasize the power of deception of love.
Hamartia, or tragic flaw is an essential theme of Shakespearean tragedy as it can provide contrast to a previously successful life by contributing to a drastic change of events. Chris Wilton begins a jubilant life with a high paying, success job as well as his spouse Chloe that adores him dearly. However he wants more, sometime that his wife cannot provide, but Nola Rice can. The seventh rule in the Ten Commandments in Christianity states “Thou shall not commit adultery.” The act of adultery is given a poor and immoral outlook by society, as it is believed that marriage binds two indefinitely. However it is
The Great Gatsby, was written by F. Scott Fitzergerald. This book is about a man named Jay Gatsby, who is in love with a woman named Daisy Buchanan. The characters in this book are all superficial. They’re all cheaters and are denying something that’s wrong in their life. The superficial nature of Daisy is that she’s pretending she’s in a happy marriage with Tom, when she’s not.
Diana asks herself rhetorical questions to make the audience talk about why things should be a certain way. “Why did Diana’s own self confessed and ill chosen liaisons not create a scandal even as Charles’s one long term relationship, re-activated after the marriage had grown sour, branded him as an unfeeling brute?”
He talks to himself about many things, but the main theme is theduality in any situation, meaning how something bad can so easily be turnedto good, and vice versa. While he seems to be focusing his entire speech tohimself on this idea, Friar Lawrence so easily contradicts it only a fewscenes later, when he marries Romeo and Juliet. By marrying the youngcouple, Friar Lawrence is not even following his own ideas, because eventhough marrying Romeo and Juliet is a good act, doing it so hastily makes it abad one. This ties in to another, closely related one of Friar Lawrence’sideas, which is that a good action done in a bad way can form a bad action, ashe says: “Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied…” (II.ii.17). This againshows that the good act of marrying Romeo and Juliet, if done wrong bydoing it too quickly, can become bad act.
Marco Munoz Mr. Marquez English 11 Per. 2 5/4/13 The Great Gatsby Most of the characters in the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald put on fake mask in order to hide their imperfection. In this novel James Gatz creates a new persona for himself known as Jay Gatsby in order to start a new better life and be someone special or someone who will be remembered. Daisy who was once with Gatsby before he left out to war in World War 1, has a huge desire for perfection which leads to conflict between Gastby and her husband Tom. Everything that Gastby does is for the same reason, to have Daisy back.
REPORTING SOCIAL WORKER | Jacob Glynn | SUBJECT DETAILS | Name: Roy Law Smith Date Of Birth: Occupation:Marital Status: | ASSESSMENT DETAILS | | BACKGROUND | Roy Law smith grew up in orphanages and with foster parents, but has constructed a frictional childhood of joy and high culture, he also swings wildly between moods of excitement and depression. Roy is passionate but he is blind and unrealistic dreams of greatness alienates him from others. | BEHAVIOUR OBSERVATIONS | | RECOMMENDATIONS | | NOTES It’s Roy’s idea to put on the production of Cosi Fan Tutte. The opera is important to him, he says, because it would summon up a “world that was as far removed from this depressing asylum as possible. A world that was like my childhood: tea parties, dances in our ballroom, circus performers coming to perform just for me.” But none of this is actually true.
Henry and Roy who both tells a story of their idealistic past, can be grouped together as the ones, who believes in the existence of idealistic love which tends to be fanciful like their own childhood memories. Roy claims that his love is equivalent to “Mozart’s love” which characterises the romance with happy endings. Henry’s depiction of his mother’s devotion has the sense of artificiality, and it’s almost like as if he forces the story upon himself to avoid other alternatives. However unlike Roy Henry understands the contradicting reality in regards to commitment and fidelity “everyone blames women but I forgive them, if they change their love a thousand times a day.. but I think it’s the necessity of women’s heart” Henry is aware and accepts the flaw in the concept of absolute faithfulness. Ruth, who suffers from her inability to distinguish reality from illusion, was a victim of a horrible relationship.