People may argue that Hamlet only acted like he loved Ophelia, but I feel that he truly did have feelings for her and his vengeance got in the way of their love. Although Hamlet was cruel to Ophelia at times Hamlet truly did love her, yet he hid his feelings from her very well because he was afraid of being betrayed by the women he loved. Unfortunately for them, this led to Ophelia’s suicide. By the time that Hamlet could act on his love, it was already too late. I do not feel that Hamlet ever stopped loving Ophelia, but Hamlet caused a break in their relationship that could never be fixed.
Shakespeare uses these words to tell us what the grudge actually is, which are not important at all, just a useless, pointless argument. By adding this in the audience feels even more sorry for Romeo and Juliet as their not allowed to be together over something as pointless as this. The prologues speaks about how the couples lives end in a tragic death whereas if their families forgot about the feud they would still be alive and well, happily with one another. Every ones lives would have been so much better. In act one scene one Shakespeare introduces what negative effect love can have.
Firstly, Friar Laurence married Romeo and Juliet knowing that their families hated each other and that it could end very poorly (Shakespeare 944-45). Friar knew this was a bad idea, but he continued with it and married the two. However, if he did not do this he would never be in trouble and Romeo and Juliet would then have to get married the ordinary way, thus, letting both families know. Next Friar decides to give Juliet a vial which will put her in a death-like state and sends a letter to Romeo about the plan, but it does not get to him (Shakespeare 993-1012). If Friar Laurence did not give Juliet the vial, Romeo would not kill himself because he thinks Juliet is dead.
My chosen monologue is spoken by Juliet to her nurse and can be found at Act 3, Scene 2 lines 97 – 127. In this scene, on hearing the news that Romeo killed her cousin, Tybalt, Juliet is initially angry, but her love for him resurfaces and Romeo’s banishment overshadows Tybalt’s death. There are a lot of conflicting stresses in the first few lines; opposites with contrasting arguments to show Juliet's opposed states of mind. Juliet feels conflicted because her love for Romeo clashes with her love and sense of duty to her family. She asks why Romeo killed her cousin, calling him a villain, but realises Tybalt’s death is less significant and she grants Romeo the license to kill her cousin when she realises that her cousin would have killed Romeo had he not been killed instead.
The deaths of Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare’s play are both sad and tragic. Although much could have been done to prevent their suicides, these “star-crossed lovers” ultimately are not able to avoid their destiny. A series of unfortunate circumstances result in disaster, and even though many people could be to blame for their deaths, Friar Lawrence plays a particularly integral role and is, therefore, the most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet than anyone else. While some believe that Tybalt is responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s death, this is not the case. Upon further investigation, Friar Lawrence should receive the blame.
That is, except for the star crossed lovers, Romeo Montague, and Juliet Capulet. This theme of hate in this play written by Shakespeare, encourages us to think about how others hate can come between your own love. Romeo and Juliet took their lives as they could not live without each other. This love that has come to a tragic end has brought the two feuding families to peace. They see that their own hate for one another has ended with the death of the ones they love most, and that they cannot let this continue.
This quote is a paradox because while reading this the reader can apprehend that the unintended meeting was not as bad as it should have been. The one thing that is keeping the true lovers apart is the family feud (Montague’s and the Capulet’s) that’s been going on for many years. But Romeo and Juliet don’t care and later on they go against their families and get married. Tybat (Juliet’s cousin) was killed and Juliet’s parents think that it was the reason she committed suicide. As soon as the nurse finds out that Tybalt is dead her reaction is very troubling and she doesn’t exactly know how to break it to Juliet so at the end result she says, “Tybalt is gone, and Romeo banished; Romeo that kill’d him, he is banished.” (3.2.69-70).
Crystal S. Tory Essay October 25, 2010 English IV Block 2 “Porphyria’s Lover” and “My Last Duchess” In the two poems, “Porphyria’s Lover” and “My Last Duchess” there was a tragic ending in both. Both poems consist of a woman killed by the hands of her lover. The men in both poems were both jealous-hearted, but they did not have the same motives for killing their woman. Both men did not want to share their woman’s love; they wanted it all for themselves. They say, “Love can be dangerous in the wrong hands.” In the poem, “My Last Duchess”, that statement is a fact.
Life of Poe in relation to his works Poe’s life was plagued with unfortunate deaths of beloved relatives, sickness and drinking binges that changed his view on life and has a profound impact on his works from his repetitive yet never tiring themes of love, death and the never ending horrors of loneliness. Not only was his work very depressing, it was also widely accepted that the miserable characters in his works are metaphors of his interpretation of his own life and his many failures in his conquest for happiness. We know from his childhood that his father abandoned his family at a very young age and he once said that women is the source of comfort which provided the care Poe needed as an infant. However, tuberculosis claimed his wife, mother and much of his family’s lives leaving Poe emotionally broken. Many of his work revolved around the death of influential female characters that utilizes symbolism, for instance Annabel Lee which in my opinion is a metaphor of his wife – Virginia and that his poem is trying to resurrect the memories of their lives together as young adults in love and her tragic end and the horrors of death is symbolized as the raven who forcibly takes things from animals.
The two families hold a immense responsibility for the deaths of the star cross lovers as they kept the feud going far longer than what was necessary. The conflict set a strong presumption that Romeo and Juliet's relationship would not be supported, forcing them to keep it secret.The rivalry also caused Tybalt and Mercutio’s violent deaths which had an enormous effect to how their love story ended. Juliet's parents especially should be blamed. Lady capulet, Juliet's mother was narrow minded and domineering. She believed an arranged marriage was a necessity for Juliet without considering Juliet's opinions or concerns.