This collection absorbs the reader into a raw, honest state of lust, love and obsession. When comparing the pieces, we can get a stronger idea of how love has evolved and developed in the past 400 years, as seeing the love in Romeo and Juliet in conjunction with Rapture we understand how people’s attitude to love has changed. Shakespeare explores lust repeatedly throughout Romeo and Juliet, making frequent sexual puns but it is in Act 1 Scene 1 we witness Romeo in ‘love’ with a woman named Rosaline. With further analysis we can uncover that Romeo is only really in love with the idea of being in love, for his mind shifts so freely and frequently. Romeo talks of Love’s view ‘muffled still’ and ‘pathways to his will’ romantic notions made inconsequential as he follows with ‘Where shall we dine?’ This question causes us to consider the
The marriage between Desdemona and Othello is racked with controversy. It is through Act 1 Scene 3 that Shakespeare explores the pair’s deep love, and this love is depicted to be so strong, that Desdemona is willing to betray her own father for Othello. This is the first exploration of their relationship’s passionate, extreme nature, which ultimately proves to be the hero’s fatal flaw. Desdemona’s loyalty to Othello, whilst seemingly faultless, is also first called into question in this act, with her father saying; “She has deceived her father and may thee’, foreshadowing how the nature of the relationship may be turned. The drama of this secret marriage between the couple allows for Shakespeare to highlight the impassioned nature of Othello, with lines such as “my life upon her faith”, introducing the defective nature of the main character.
The themes of love, pride and possession are now starting to disentangle. Browning begins the story by using the possessive pronoun, ‘my’. The Duke clearly wants to impress his audience by implying his sense of ownership, pride and oppression. The Duke then continues ‘last duchess painted on the wall’. Immediately the word ‘last’ invites the reader to then wonder about the Duchess’ whereabouts.
Shakespeare has used strong but sensitive language while writing these lines. It means a lot but on the other hand it has a deep meaning and can touch somebody’s heart and feelings. Shakespeare gave us the zest of the play in the prologue itself, ‘From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life, Whose misadventured piteous overthrows, Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife’. It is a play written about how two lovers make love despite the civil conflict of the Montagues and the Capulets. We understand by the end of the play that some part of the ending was due
In this essay I will explore the ways in which the writers present their relationships. In Romeo and Juliet, the plot is given away straight away through the use of the prologue. The phrase “death-marked love” instantly tells us that two characters love is cursed and tragedy will occur. This oxymoron tells the audience straight away that their love won’t lead to happiness. Conversely, the idea of hope keeps the audience interested.
The poems overall are about love, though they are explored in different ways; which is shown via the poets attitudes towards their lovers. The poet in Sonnet 18, describes his lover’s appearance beauty as perfect and everlasting; in Sonnet 130, the poet shows that his lover isn’t beautiful at all, but he still loves her purely for who she is; and as for Porphyria’s Lover, the poet describes his lover as beautiful, (similar to Sonnet 18) but shows madness towards his lover, as he kills her, and shows love to her corpse. The three poems includes a strong rhyming scheme; Sonnet 18, and Sonnet 130, both share the same rhyming scheme, which is, ababcdcdefefgg. Where as Porphriya’s Lover ccontains an
3. What prompted you to choose this style? The context of the design, the concept, is related to period ephemera: travel posters, post cards, newspapers, and so on that really promote the exoticism of foreign travel. As I did the research on the period, that’s what came to mind: the brightness of the color that represented by those great travel posters. I wanted to set in contrast the dreariness with their London experience to show emotionally what an enlightening experience Italy could be.
The destinies of both Romeo and Juliet, the pair of “star-crossed lovers,” determined by the stars of the Elizabethan era, led viewers of the tragic drama to believe that the love, death and hatred that cursed throughout the society of Verona was needed for the outcome of peace and reconciliation. Shakespeare has seen that the tale of “a pair of star-crossed lovers” was much more than just a love story but rather a guiding light of purity in the incredibly cruel and dark time which affected all people, leaving viewers feeling emotionally cleansed of all turmoils. Romeo and Juliet is a tragic drama that was based partly on the types and evolutions of passion felt by the people of society during the Elizabethan era, from the adoring love of Romeo and Juliet to the fervent beliefs of Lady Capulet and the vehement admonishments of Juliet by Capulet. Love, as in Romeo and Juliet, is a grand passion that can overwhelm a person as
This essay will discuss and highlight Othellos character and actions.There will be a contrast made between Othello at the beginning of the play and his downfall throughout the play. As seen in the play Othello’s love for Desdemona is an intense deep love. This is proven when Barbanzio (Desdemonas father) accuses Othello of using witchcraft to make her fall in love with him. Othello responds saying “The trust, the office i do hold of you not only take away but let your sentence even all upon my life”. Here he is saying that is Desdemona claims that her fathers accusations are right then they may not only take his position buth is life included.
Like Shaw, Synge reverses the convention and makes the woman chase the man. That apart, his concept of love is traditional because it is romantic - his lovers are ready to stake everything for it, for the moment. Besides, their love has the elements of uniqueness and fatality that are seen to be essential to romantic love in the