Introduction: ‘To His Coy Mistress’ was written by a writer named Andrew Marwell and it is a very humorous Poem of one Man that has fallen into love with a very hideous woman in this poem. What the man is trying to achieve in this poem is to sleep with the woman and tries several different ways to persuade. I will talk about this poem and also relate to the famous script Romeo and Juliet to show commitments made in THCM and Romeo and Juliet and how different the commitments are between them. This poem has been written in such a way that it could be understood in several different ways. In stanza The speaker begins by assuring his lady that, “Had we but world enough, and time” This is indicating that he if they lived forever they could relax and take things slowly.
He came upon a lady and her maiden, who embody the traditional motif of healing women. Through their care, he fall in love with the gentle lady, and suffer because he could not be with her. Equitan’s symptoms of lovesickness were brought upon his desire to seek out the wife of his vassal. He knew the wrong of coveting his seneschal’s wife, but he felt no wrong when his logic brought him to believe that he could share the woman. Equitan suffered from lovesickness when he fell in love at first sight of the lady, and “through the lady Love caught him unawares.” 2.
Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me That I must love a loathed enemy.” (1.5.152) Juliet had fallen for Romeo, but when she discovers he is a Montague she realizes it would be difficult for them to be together. Also, it shows Romeo is Juliet's first love. During the Prologue of Act II, the Chorus explains how Romeo is now in love with one of his enemies: “Now Romeo is beloved and loves again , / Alike bewitched by the charms of looks, / But to his foe supposed he must complain.” (2.Prologue.5-7) The Chorus shows how deeply Romeo is in love, while showing the dangers of loving Juliet. Because Romeo and Juliet are on opposite sides of a family feud, their families would oppose their love.
Ophelia is a beautiful woman who is at the mercy of the male figures in her life – mainly her father, Polonius and her brother Laertes. Laertes and Polonius love Ophelia tremendously and feel it is their obligation to shelter her from the cruelty of the world. When Polonius is told that Ophelia has entertained Hamlet without any parental consent, it is stifled very quickly by Polonius and Laertes – the double voices of patriarchy – telling her that she is too naive and that her behavior is unsuitable. In Act I, Scene III he begins his dialogue with Ophelia by warning her of the potential danger that love with Hamlet (Ophelia’s lover) could bring. He feels it his obligation to protect her form a potential broken heart: “The canker galls the infants of the spring Too oft before their buttons be disclosed,” (I, III, 39-40) implying that Hamlet, as the canker, may ruin her before she ‘blossoms’.
Robert Browning uses jealousy as a theme for most of his poems, claiming that the duke in the poem “My Last Duchess” was obsessed with the Duchess and kills her due to the fact that he does not want other men to be seduced by her appearance, and likeness. In relation to this in “Porphyria's Lover” Browning displays this theme in the poem by talking about how the Young man took this nice young woman into his house, and then strangled her and kept her corpse so he could be with her. In the poem “A Light Woman” Browning talks about a flirtatious woman who takes a man’s attention and then diverts her attention towards one of his friends who in the end wins her heart. The speaker unravels his jealousy as she changes her attraction to another man. He uses the characters portrayal in each of the poems.
This sort of theme is seen in the Shakespearian sonnet 132 which I will now analyse. This sonnet is part of a “dark lady” series written by Shakespeare linking to the previously mentioned unreachable lady. In it we find classic examples of how a woman’s simple gaze can capture a man’s heart and dormant it so unintentionally, I presume. In the first line Shakespeare refers to “thine eyes [he] loves” and how it seems they “pity [him]”.This is a clear example of how the beauty of a woman’s eyes can seduce a man’s heart in believing he could venture into hers. This sort of pain is compared to death when he refers to the woman “[having] put on black” .This typifies the pain that men can feel and shows a somewhat excellent sensitive side that not only Shakespeare but other patriarchally born men of his time may have shared.
However, because Lady Macbeth has ambition beyond her status, she wants him to become King as soon as possible. The only problem for Lady Macbeth is she feels Macbeth is too nice to kill Duncan. She says “it is too full o’ the milk of human kindness”, which shows Lady Macbeth thinks of her husband as a coward. The soliloquy used by Shakespeare truly shows the disturbed mind of Lady Macbeth; creating an unsettling affect on the audience through his representation of her as a scheming and dangerous character. The use of imagery reveals that witchcraft was a fascination of Elizabethan England.
The Nurse was a go between the two lovers so therefore was helping and encouraging the relationship. The nurse however was very careful in her encouragement and made sure that it was as secretive as it could be ‘I am the drudge, and toil in your delight’ here the nurse feels that she is doing right by being Juliet’s messenger but as we learnt at the beginning of the play in the prologue the lovers will end in disaster. ‘a pair of star crossed lovers take their lives’ this provides dramatic irony as we are aware that once they in love it will end in disaster. Friar Lawrence plays a very important role in the play between Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare has presented Friar Lawrence much to blame for the horrific ending of their lives. Not only was Friar Lawrence the brains behind the plan of getting them together after his banishment he was also the man who agreed to the marriage in the first place.
The never-ending brawl between the Montagues and Capulets in due course envelops the lovers into conflict. Describing the initial fight between the two houses, Romeo states, “Heres much to do with hate, but more with love.” (Sc 1, Act 1, 175) Foreshadowing plays a role in providing hints for events to come as well as to present fate and destiny as a major motivation of the actions of characters. This is the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, a story demonstrating the uncontrollable feelings of love and hate through foreshadowing and fortune. Love and hate appear as a consistent and major theme presented in Romeo and Juliet. As the play begins, Romeo experiences, what he thinks to be, ‘love’ with Rosaline while Juliet is consented to marry Paris.
Prodigious birth of love it is to me that I must love a loathed enemy” (1.5.136). Juliet says these words as she finds out who Romeo is. Earlier, Juliet states that she would rather die than marry any other man. She says this without knowing Romeo’s name. In this quote Juliet is regretting the fact that she has fallen in love with an enemy, a Montague.