This is apparent within Willy and his sons. Willy is driven to commit his greatest wrong by feelings of shame that arise out of his sense of inadequacy as a man. His adulterous affair with “The Woman” in Boston, which haunts both him and his son Biff, is a desperate attempt to confirm and maintain his self-esteem. (Fred Ribkoff 123) Willy feels guilty because he let Biff down when he got caught cheating in Boston and of course he let his wife down. Willy cheats on Linda out of loneliness and he wants to feel like an important salesman because he cannot face the fact that he’s not.
It becomes clear that Hamlet did truly love Ophelia, yet hid it because he was a coward. The “ White Lie” is not only depicted through Hamlet denying his love but also putting a front up for the selfish betterment of his life style. After his outrageous lecture on self worth that Hamlet gives Ophelia, she grows incredibly mad, which ultimately leads to her death. Although the intentions of his lecture were clearly to hurt Ophelia and gain power over her, once he realizes she is dead he feels the need to express his actual love for her. His change of attitude grows confusing as he professes his dear love after her awful death, “ I loved Ophelia.
William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” explores true love in amongst feuding families whilst exploiting the notion that deception leads to catastrophic misfortune. The young poetically portrayed Romeo’s inability to control unchecked emotions, directs him to being disloyal amongst family and his “star crossed [lover]” Juliet. Furthermore, Juliet’s love for “(her) Romeo” causes her to turn a blind eye to his disloyalty and hastily act on his “banished”, through these actions she uses trickery to deceive her family and because of her love affected decisions. Friar Lawrence along with the nurse, cause confusion for the hasty lovers which renders to heightening the family’s feud. Shakespeare presents the concept that deceptive decisions lead to tragic events.
Medea’s extreme emotional attachments can only be expressed through extreme measures. Circumstance causes her to fall in love with Jason, and when she does, he becomes the centre of her emotional universe — even when he spurns her and that love turns to hate, the man continues on as the zenith in her heart, the motivation behind her actions. When Jason takes another wife, Medea can no longer justify the wrongs she committed in the name of their love. The sheer force of her grief and remorse inspires her to ‘surrender to anguish’, and she gives voice to wretched lamentations that outline her vicious intent towards the royal house. Fearing that Medea will do ‘some irreparable harm to (his) daughter’, Creon banishes her from his land, setting in motion a chain of events that lead to the final tragedy of the play.
After Mercutio’s death, Romeo lashes out, thus leading to another one of his impulsive acts, seeking revenge on Tybalt for killing his best friend. Just before running off to take vengeance on Tybalt, Romeo states, “This day's black fate on more days doth depend; this but begins the woe others must end” (3.1.120-121) Because Romeo intuitively pursues Tybalt; he is killed as well, fueling the ever burning family rivalry. Romeo is then banished causing his mother, Lady Montague, to die of a broken heart in her sorrow for the loss of her only son. The morning after her death, Lord Montague said to the Friar, “Alas, my liege, my wife is dead to-night! Grief of my son's exile hath stopp'd her breath.” (5.3.219-220).
Loneliness puts The Monster in a mentally unstable position. He believes that he is a monster for the reason being he was created by one. In comparison, Othello’s betrayal is demonstrated throughout the play, but especially through Iago when he confesses to the audience his plan to manipulate and destroy Othello’s love life with Desdemona. Although Othello trusts Iago with anything, Iago hates the “Moor” and is willing to do anything to destroy him. Iago feels that the best way to do so is by manipulating Othello telling him that his wife is cheating on him with Cassio, who Iago coincidently hates as well.
Literary Devices In Macbeth In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Shakespeare uses literary devices to portray evil and the idea of supernatural. Shakespeare uses pathetic fallacy to mirror what is going on, foreshadow to build up the suspense of the unknown, and symbolism to represent a deeper hidden meaning, Shakespeare uses pathetic fallacy throughout the play to mirror what is going on. The use of weather and nature in the play depends on what is happening. “I heard the owl scream and the crickets cry.” (Shakespeare, 2.2. 21) Pathetic fallacy helps to set the mood of evil and give the scene a more intense feeling for the audience.
Romeo is hopelessly in love with Rosalind which he explains when he says, "I am too sore enpiercèd with his shaft To soar with his light feathers, and so bound, I cannot bound a pitch above dull woe. Under love’s heavy burden do I sink" (1.4.19-22). Romeo says that he is too much in love to be able to be happy because the kind of love that he has is a burden. The love that Romeo has is good because he likes being in love, but it makes him sad and it is a burden for Romeo. He wants to be in love and be able to be happy, but right now he is wounded by
Frontrunners for this distinction are: The Family Feud, the star- crossed lovers were doomed from the start entirely because of their families’ hatred of one another. Fate, because the Prologue suggests this when it calls them "star-crossed lovers" and talks about "their death-mark'd love" Lack of perspective, they were young, and they could not see past their terror of living without each other to make the correct choice and go on living. If they didn’t rush into things, they probably would have ended up together in the end. Love, the love between Romeo and Juliet not only gave them happiness, but it also caused them pain and heartache, and eventually their lives. Impetuousness, if they had only waited then time would have kept them apart and alive.
Shakespeare uses it as opening lines to introduce the idea of love being harmful and painful from the very beginning of the play, truly making it a theme throughout the play. It conveys to the audience that he doesn’t want to love her but can’t seem to help it, which in turn makes audience question if they would love if they had a choice in it. Shakespeare creates a sense of Pity for Orsino and his situation in the audience, with him almost physically hurting because of the strength of the emotional pain love is causing him to endure. As many people will have felt a similar way before – if not as intense a pain – from the very start of Twelfth Night we can empathise with the characters.