“To be or not to be, that is the question; whether’ tis nobler in the mind to suffer...” (Shakespeare Act 3, Scene 1). This quotation proves Hamlet becomes inferior to others and the environment through his madness, causing him to express himself explicitly towards others. Hamlet’s madness not only causes his loved ones lives but it allows his “end” to come because he accepts every challenge from his opponent. Hamlet’s madness not only affects him but Ophelia, who is mentally torn apart by Hamlet. Ophelia was once flawless, but since her encounter with Hamlet she has fallen into the same madness and wants to kill herself.
All that glitters isnt gold Theme of Ignorance and Blindness Beginning of the story--- King Lear true ignorance is shown when he asked his daughters to tell him how much they love him... shows how he has become ignorant with his enormous amounts of power--- Middle- after he has been kicked out of his kingdom begins to notice his wrong doings Elements Character- KL: King Lear, Duke of Albany, Earl of Gloucester HMT: Government and High class, Offred, women in general ( ignorant to men in society) other themes: power and its affect on the sanity and common sense in society eyes in hmt Ignorance of Women, Ignorance of Men, How the ignorance of both genders affects the other gender Ignorance of Males in Society---- kl -kl,albany and gloucester Handmaids Tale- Commanders, NEED FOR POWER, MIS TREATMENT OF WOMEN, Punishment( banishment of Cordelia in King Lear) OVERALL BLINDNESS---- RESULTS OF THESE CHARACTERSITCS OF MALES IN SOCIETY In both works, ignorance is a trait noticeable in both female and male characters but because of the dominant roles of men in both King Lear and The Handmaids Tale , ????????? Through the male characters' need to power and dominance, their mistreatment of women and the unjust punishemnet they set out for others, one can clearly notice the errors of the characters ways and therefore are exemplary examples of the strong inclusion of the theme of ignornace in both works. To begin, in both works many of the major male characters show ill feelings towards women, ultimately treating them poorly. In King Lear , the title character of the King has moments in which he shows his lack of respect for the women of his court, namely his three daughters. ???????????
She is completely unable to control her feelings for her only love, “I must love a loathed enemy” [I, v, 139]. The way that Shakespeare uses “must” is very interesting because although the households are enemies she must go against her parents will because she loves Romeo. No longer did her parents support her instead she was rejected. When Juliet rebels against marring Paris, “He shall not make me a joyful bride” [III,v,117]. Lord Capulet becomes enraged of this defiant behaviour, “An you be mine, I’ll give you to my friend / an you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets, / For, by my soul, I’ll ne’er acknowledge thee” [III, v, 192-4].
Although it was Hamlet who wooed her, and with whom she was intimate it is Hamlet himself who later chastises her for her impious actions. “Get thee to a/nunnery, go: farewell. Or, if thou wilt needs/marry, marry a fool; for wise men know well enough/what monsters you make of them. To a nunnery, go,/and quickly too.” (III.i.131), he commands her, leaving her without a response. By saying these words to her he is crassly calling her a harlot, and making to appear that he never really loved her.
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.
Created for the festival of Dionysus in 431 BC, Medea is a controversial study of impassioned love turned into furious hatred. It examines the liability of various characters for the final tragedy of the play, whence Medea butchers her two innocent children. It also disregards the concept of ‘heroes’ common to dramas in Euripides time. The clash of two contrasting characters — one, a barbarian woman with extreme emotional reactions, and her husband, a vain man of civilisation who lacks empathy — allows Euripides to explore whether it is the heart or the head that drives humans to commit inhumane acts. Medea’s extreme emotional attachments can only be expressed through extreme measures.
Bernard’s actions hurt him a lot and he feels emotionally hurt. His excellence brings him a torture which others think is a treatment to kill his excellence. Also, Ender’s excellence is disliked by others when colonel Graff uses his sister to add torture toward Ender. Ender’s one weakness, his sister Valentine’s love is abolished by colonel Graff so that Ender will have no
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.
Lady Macbeth’s Direct Influence of Macbeth The downfall of Macbeth is caused by two unparalleled sides of the same road that is merely Macbeth’s own personal weak conscious and the dominated physiological abuse of Lady Macbeth. The constant manipulation of Lady Macbeth directed at her husband operates as an assault to his duties as a man and spouse, along with substituting her husband’s ambitions and aspirations with her own thriving greed for power. The ability to think to beyond what is needed encourages not only the collapse of sanity in Macbeth but also the rationality of Lady Macbeth. “What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our pow’r to accompt? Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?”
Intro Subject followed by purpose and emotion: In this scene, Lear realizes the error in his ways by banishing Cordelia and separating the remaining land to Goneril and Regan. Albany enters and Lear questions him whether he had anything to do with the relieving of his 50 knights however Albany states for whatever reason Lear is upset, he had no part in it. Subsequently, Lear gets enraged with Goneril and calls upon the goddess of nature to wish upon her curses such as infertility. Albany asks his wife why Lear is so enraged and Goneril responds by stating its nothing more than a senile man ranting and to not concern himself with such affairs. Lear, assaulted womanhood and his attitude towards women was revealed in the depth of the curse and what omens he wished upon Goneril.