Hamlet and Ophelia should not marry as it is essential for Hamlet to stay away from Ophelia to fake his insanity and also, Hamlet accuses Ophelia as being deceptive and he currently detests love and marriage. To carry out his plan to avenge his father’s death, Hamlet has to make everyone believe that he has gone insane and Ophelia might jeopardize that very plan, as she is too submissive to her father. This is known from the line, “I shall obey, my lord” (I.iii.136). In this quote, Ophelia shows abundance of her obedience to Laertes, her father. Laertes is Claudius’s right hand man and if he got hold of the information that Hamlet is faking insanity, he would unquestionably report it to the king and that will foil Hamlet’s quest for revenge in the future.
Bryce DeShetler Mrs. Poole English IV Honors 27 October 27 2010 “Madness in great ones must not unwatched go.” This is quote by Claudius in the play Hamlet. Some critics view hamlet as clever, and disguising his madness to carry out his revenge. Hamlet’s madness was not because he was insane but because he was angry. Hamlet was angry with all the people that betrayed and played him. With all the enraged anger at Gertrude, his mother, marrying the murderer of his father, the murderer of his father, Claudius, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern spying on him, and Ophelia not conversing with him.
←Analysis of Major Characters→Character List Themes, Motifs & Symbols King Lear Lear’s basic flaw at the beginning of the play is that he values appearances above reality. He wants to be treated as a king and to enjoy the title, but he doesn’t want to fulfill a king’s obligations of governing for the good of his subjects. Similarly, his test of his daughters demonstrates that he values a flattering public display of love over real love. He doesn’t ask “which of you doth love us most,” but rather, “which of you shall we say doth love us most?” (1.1.49). Most readers conclude that Lear is simply blind to the truth, but Cordelia is already his favorite daughter at the beginning of the play, so presumably he knows that she loves him the most.
But when Shakespeare wrote about love, it was about many different kinds of love, and there usually are no ‘happily ever after’ endings. “As an abstract concept, love is typically taken to represent a range of human emotions, from simple feelings of pleasure to overwhelming and ineffable attraction towards another person” (Ahmetoglu, Swami, and Chamorro-Premuzic). The main theme of the play is love and this statement is a good example of the different types of love in Othello. While the love between Othello and Desdemona takes center stage, there is many different love relationships in the play as well. In the play you can see familial, friendly, unrequited, true, and sexual love.
Rosaline is unobtainable, just like Juliet was at first. Romeo's words for his love for Rosaline are very insincere and he discusses his love for Rosaline using sad language "Aye me sad hours seem long", "In sadness, cousin, I love a woman." When Benvolio asks who he loves, Romeo does not give a straight answer but instead complains that she does not return his love "From Love's weak childish bow she lives uncharmed."
· He tells Ophelia he loves her and does not love her, thinks she should never have trusted him but wants her to go away to a nunnery for her own protection. He calls himself a liar, but when he discovers Ophelia is dead, Hamlet's reaction suggests that he did, love her. · · I loved Ophelia: forty thousand brothers · Could not, with all their quantity of love, · Make up my sum. · · Hamlet does not always tell the truth, but there is enough evidence to suggest that Hamlet probably did love Ophelia. 4.
Friar Laurence realises that Romeo is very hasty and quick in things, since Romeo had lost his love for Rosaline in one night. Therefore, he tells Romeo that he should slow down a bit. However, Romeo stood firm in his decision of loving Juliet. Friar Laurence quotes in Act II Scene III that, “Young men’s love then lies/Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.” This describes that Friar Laurence speaks wisely. However, Friar Laurence isn’t very clever when he tried to marry Juliet and Romeo.
Explore and analyse the love/relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth there is a very strong loving relationship between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth, in which Macbeth trusts Lady Macbeth with his life. In the beginning Lady Macbeth seems caring just wanting the best for her partner but really she is deceiving doubtful of him and wants power, tacking over and controlling Macbeth and his decisions. “They met me in the day of success, and I have learned by the perfectest report they have more in them than mortal knowledge. When I burned in desire to question them further, they made themselves air, into which they vanished. Whiles I stood rapt in the wonder of it came missives from the king, who all-hailed me 'Thane of Cawdor,' by which title, before, these weird sisters saluted me, and referred me to the coming on of time with 'Hail, king that shalt be!'
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
v line 60). However, Juliet had a different love at first than Romeo; Juliet was more cautious, “dip toes in the water, then dive in.” In my own opinion, I feel that how much you are attracted to someone physically can make you feel as though you were in love, although it would be stupid to act so rash and quickly. The moment that Romeo sees Juliet he states that he is in love. He asks himself if he has ever loved till now (act i sc. v line 59), completely forgetting about Rosaline.