Oluwabukunola Farayola Mr. O. Lopes ENG3UI-01 April 23rd , 2012 Why did Ophelia commit suicide? In different works of literature characters have had conflicts dealing with their tragic flaws. Ophelia is gentle, loving and beautiful person, She is obedient to her father and loyal to her family, She is deeply in love with Hamlet and believes his "tenders" to be sincere, what would make her commit suicide? The cause of Ophelia’s death has been debated over many years by different people. Her obedience and dependence is a cover for her weakness and her need for a role model.
Claudius and Gertrude’s love relationship is seen as incest by Hamlet, while Horatio and Hamlet’s friendship is a good friendship because Horatio is someone that Hamlet trust and can depend on for anything. Hamlet and Ophelia’s relationship is one that is not accepted by her family because Hamlet is from royalty and Ophelia is not and because of this Polonius warns Ophelia about Hamlet. To everyone it seems as if Hamlet is just using Ophelia for sexual pleasure and nothing more. “Tis told me he hath very oft late/ Given private time to you, and you yourself/ Have of your audience been most free and/ Bounteous. If it be so (as so’tis put on me, / And that in way of caution), I must tell you/ You do not understand yourself so clearly/ As it behooves my daughter and your honor.”(I, iii, 99-106) Even Ophelia’s brother and father warn her about Hamlet, and how he may be using her but she does not listen because she is in love with Hamlet and does not believe he would use her.
Throughout Shakespeare's play 'Much Ado About Nothing' he uses different types of imagery to present the feelings that Benedick and Beatrice have for each other. Benedick and Beatrice are old acquaintances who inwardly love each other but outwardly display nothing but contempt for each other. Whenever they meet, they spend most of their time insulting each other in a long-standing verbal war. Benedick is the character in the play that most fits the Elizabethan stereotype of the scared bachelor fearful of cuckoldry. Benedick acknowledges women for the good part they have played in his life: 'That a woman conceived me, I thank her' although he still has a deep distrust for women.
Romeo and Juliet uses various imagery to support several elements of the play. Examples of these pairs of imagery are love and hate, light and dark, and fate and freewill. They add emphasis to the love Romeo and Juliet have in the midst of their family hatred. The contrasting imagery also assists the reader in understanding the characters. Additionally, they support Romeo and Juliet's struggle to keep their relationship outside of their families' private war.
However, as he continues to perform with the patients finds for himself that love is most definitely imperative for humans. Love is one of the main themes of ‘Cosi’. The play suggests many different aspects of love by giving us the different opinions of love from the main characters. Ultimately throughout the play the changed values that Lewis has on love, the faith that Cherry has towards Lewis and the loyalty that Julie displays towards her lover shapes Nowra’s views on love. Love must consist of not
Quote on the topic of Love and Hate PRINCE:Where be these enemies? Capulet! Montague!See, what a ... Have lost a brace of kinsmen: all are punished. Because of the Capulet’s and Montague’s feud they have lost the most important things in their lives, their children. Loyalty: Examples The nurse was very loyal to Juliet throughout the whole play Friar Lawrence was loyal to both Romeo and Juliet(helping them secretly marry) Romeo was loyal to his and Juliet’s marriage when he does not act upon Tybalt’s challenge to fight Mercutio is loyal when he acts upon Tybalt’s challenge to Romeo.
Deny thy father and refuse thy name, Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.” Juliet is asking Romeo to deny his family to love her. She then says that she will sacrifice her families love for her to be with him. She is portraying her true feelings. Romeo feels platonic love for Mercutio. He enjoys Mercutio’s company.
William Shakespeare establishes Benedick’s character by using diction and imagery to show his changed viewpoint on marriage. Benedick is strongly opinionated and rarely ever let’s his guard down when it comes to feelings or love. After he overhears that Beatrice is in love with him, he ponders what to do. The characterization is established through diction, “And wise, but for loving me; by my troth it is not addition to her wit, nor no great argument of her folly, for I will be horribly in love with her!” (II.3.235-237). He is saying that is might not be wise for loving him, but he swears it won’t be stupid for he is going to be “horribly” in love with her.
Each character portrays a specific example that brings out their honorable ways. Proctor is a very honorable character, despite the few mistakes he made in the past. The main mistake he made was he committed adultery with his housekeeper Abigail. As the play goes on, his wife Elizabeth gets falsely accused for witchcraft and Proctor does not agree with this. Elizabeth is still mad at Proctor for what he did, but Proctor knows that he should fight for his wife because he loves her.
Though he objected to the matrimony of Claudius and Queen Gertrude, he made a legitimate effort to show the utmost respect and civility to his mother. His love is no more apparent that with his devotion to his father. King Hamlet. Even as the burden placed on his shoulder changed our Prince’s amicable countenance to one of inner turmoil, his mind never strayed away from his father. It’s a comfort to know that in his final moments he was our beloved Prince again when Hamlet forgave Laertes and asked for forgiveness for his own