Will you cast off pity,” again she gets nowhere and in a last plea before he get his men, she appeals to kindness and like of children. “Show some pity: you are a father too,” this is very clever as she does not actually like her children. 2. She manipulates Creon by pretending she is not a threat “I’m in no position-A woman- to wrong a King.” “I bear no grudge on your happiness:” and “I will bear my wrongs in silence.” She then appeals to his kindness to let her and her children stay. 3.
He starts off with a test of loyalty for Kent and Cordelia in the form of banishment by Lear. He begins to show how loyalty can have bad effects in this scene when the two characters are actually reprimanded for displaying what many would view as loyalty and love to Lear. Cordelia refuses to show her love for Lear in the way that he sisters did before her with kind words and masterfully crafted compliments and even states, “Then poor Cordelia! / and yet not so, since I am sure my Eldredge 2 love’s/ more ponderous than my tongue” (I.i.77-79). Cordelia believes that she is being loyal to Lear by not lying to him and just telling him things that he wants to hear like her sisters are doing but this backfires, as Lear is not happy with this.
· 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.
Sonnet 71 In “Sonnet 71” Shakespeare uses metaphors, personification, and sensory imagery to tell his mistress to not mourn after his death even if they loved each other so much, indicating she should grant his last wish and move on. Shakespeare starts “Sonnet 71” with a statement telling his love to “no longer mourn… when I am dead” (Line 1). This is clearly stated throughout the sonnet implying the mistress should forget him otherwise she will only feel sadness and grief if her sorrow continues. The author uses a metaphor that says, “love even with my love decay” (Line 12). This metaphor establishes the speaker wants the love that him and his mistress have to decay like his body will so her “woe” may end.
This is one area in which perhaps Macbeth as a tragic hero is distinct, as in other cases, such as Julius Caesar, he ignores his wife's advice. If Macbeth's tragic flaw is his ambition, in other tragic heroes the hamartia is different. In King Lear, for example, Lear is undone by his own strong pride that causes him to mistake his two unfaithful daughters to be faithful and to identify the one daughter that loves him truly as being ungrateful. Cordelia's response in honestly only giving her father the love that it is her duty to give backfires disastrously, even though she retains her integrity, as Lear ends up disowning her: Here I disclaim all my parental care, Propinquity, and property of blood, And as a stranger to my heart and me Hold thee from this forever. Lear's tragedy is made in the foolish decision that his pride drives him to in Act I scene 1, and he is distinct from the tragic hero of Macbeth in the nature of his tragic flaw and in the fact that throughout the play he is only surrounded by characters who love him, support him and want what is best for him.
Lastly, Edgar’s crucial act of mercy led to his father Gloucester reaching an epiphany, that he was wrong by trusting Edmund. All three topics are relevant within Act IV and show how mercy is a critical aspect to life. I believe that mercy highly outweighs justice; mercy is the single most important quality to humankind which brings out peace. Whereas justice leads to an ongoing cycle of violence where nothing can get solved First, the mercy that King Lear willingly shows to Cordelia restores relationships. He openly states mercy towards Cordelia and says: “You do me wrong to take me out o’th’ grave: Thou art a soul in bliss; but I am bound Upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears Do scald like molten lead” (IV vii 45-47) This statement portrays how Lear admits that he was wrong in the past.
As well, Oedipus proves himself a loving father towards his daughters, by asking Creon to take care of them. One of the main reasons for Oedipus's exile is his short temper. Oedipus loses his temper with Tireseas, because he will not tell Oedipus the truth. After Tireseas speaks the truth, Oedipus grows even more short-tempered, and taunts Tireseas for being blind. Oedipus then accuses Creon of sending Tireseas to make Oedipus think he is the murderer.
Touchstone is a character who has an individual opinion on the idea of love. His idea is unromantic, but practical. This can be seen in the following quote, “ by how much defence is better than no skill, by so much is a horn more precious than to want.” In this quote, touchstone implies that it is better to be cheated on rather than to have no woman at all and go on unsatisfied. This shows his practicality and also shows how he is quite selfish when it comes to love. “ he is not like to marry me well and, not being well married it will be a good excuse for me hereafter to leave my wife” , this quote illustrates his unromantic portrayal of love, as he is willing to go through great measures to avoid being tied down to one woman.
Cordelia takes on this role by unconditionally loving her father and furthermore forgiving Lear for banishing her, which is seen when she says “No cause, no cause.” (4.7). Edgar takes on a similar role by forgiving his father for going against him when he was tricked by Edmund and taking care of Gloucester in his blindness at the end of the play. The other characters, however, give into temptation and sin more frequently. Pride, for example, is a prominent sin that affects many characters, Lear being a prime example. Lear's pride keeps him from listening to the advice of Kent, the king's most loyal follower, after he banishes Cordelia and admitting he may have been wrong.
Albany suffers from the classic case of blindness. Albany is blinded by love. Although Albany disagrees with Gonerils cruel actions towards her father, he only half-heartedly argues his case against her. Albanys fear of upsetting Goneril is exemplified in his response to her demand that Lear dispose of his knights. ’cannot be so partial, Goneril, / To the great love I bear you (I, iv, 309-310).