Katlyn Powers May 7, 2012 English 9AH Ginoplos 3rd The Effects of the Nurse and Friar If a negative action occurs, human nature causes people to naturally want to point the finger at someone else. The truth is that someone is usually to blame for the situation. In Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet confided in Friar Lawrence and the nurse about their secret and forbidden love. Actions by the star-crossed lovers were influenced by the assistance and advice from the nurse and the Friar. The actions of the nurse and the Friar are responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths.
“Macbeth” was considered ‘a play fit for a king’, as Shakespeare wrote the play for the recently crowned king of England, James I. Women in the mid-20th century had the vote, but still lived in a male dominated society in which many jobs were unavailable to them, and they were expected to stay at home, cook and have babies. Also the Great Depression caused by the Wall Street Crash in 1929 worsened the situation, as even men were out of work, so it was even more unlikely for a woman to get a job. The two characters will be compared using relationships, evil, ambition, and the structure of both texts. Lady Macbeth is presented through the theme of evil.
Both poets use both color as well as natural imagery in order to depict the emotions of these women throughout the length of the poems. In Plath’s ‘Spinster’, the protagonist in the poem realizes that she does not desire to share her life with this man because it may result in her losing control over her own life, Duffy’s ‘Havisham’ is a reimagining of Dickens’ infamous spinster, and ‘Mrs. Midas’ is a poem written from the viewpoint of the wife of the mythological King Midas, who had a wish granted which caused everything he touched to turn to gold. The use of color within the poems “Spinster” and “Havisham” are portrayal of the feeling of the speaker at the given moment in the poem The use of color within the poems “Spinster” and “Havisham” are a portrayal of the feeling of the speaker at the given moment in the poem. It can be noted that brighter, vibrant colors, appear at the beginning at the poem, and begin to deteriorate into bleaker, darker colors as the poem progresses, along with the speaking voices emotions.
Despite being written during patriarchal Jacobean society, the protagonist is a female, which is was highly unusual in those days. Of course this protagonist is Lady Macbeth. Throughout the play, through Lady Macbeth's actions we are forced to believe that she is evil. In contrast, the novel John Steinbeck tells a story of dreams, hopes and loneliness. We are introduced to a majorly significant and complex character, named Curley’s wife.
According to Proctor, he is trying to help his wife, who has been accused of witchcraft, by confessing to his crime of lechery. At this point in the play both John and Elizabeth Proctor pretty much despise Abigail Williams. In John Proctor’s view, “She thinks to dance with me on my wife’s grave… But it is a whore’s vengeance, and you must see it; I set myself entirely in your hands” (1098). Although Goody Proctor tries to save him by lying to the court saying that John is a goodly man. In Act III, John explains to the court, “She only thought to save my name” (1099).
Language is used by Shakespeare in a number of ways throughout the play to present the changing character of Lady Macbeth. Instantly Lady Macbeth is introduced through her language and actions to the audience as a powerful key figure. Firstly, charming and devoted to her husband later driven only by ambitious which is her downfall. My essay will focus on these devices of language: metaphors, imaginary, symbolism to answers the question set. Shakespeare use of language shows that her devotion towards her husband is short lived as she soon comes across as being annoyed that her husband Macbeth isn't quite "man enough" to do what it takes to be king.
489 lines (161-163). That was a line in the book Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare. That quote was said by Romeo in the very beginning of the book because he is so love sick over this girl named Rosaline. Throughout the book Romeo and Juliet, both Romeo and Juliet’s perspective on love changes along with their personalities. As I said before in the beginning of the book Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is gloomy and feeling hopeless about love because Rosaline (the women he “loves”) is not going to get married.
Shakespeare makes the dialogue between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth dramatic by mimicking what the other person says. For instance Lady Macbeth says 'Hark!' to show that she is on edge about the situation and anxiety is also shown. Then Macbeth also says this to Lady Macbeth. This technique is used to show that they spend a lot of time together and that the have a bond further than marriage.
While Ophelia lives in a society where she is viewed as nothing more than a ‘play-thing’ who must follow her father, brother and King’s every word, Ma lives in a society where she also must follow orders, but in her case the tables turn. Both Steinbeck and Shakespeare compare and contrast the theme of the role of women through female characters. A similarity between the female characters in both texts is that the females themselves have opinions and views that differ from her male counterpoints at times. For example, when Steinbeck’s Pa is implying that the family does not have room for Casy, he asks Ma her opinion, which is: “It ain’t kin we? It’s will we?...As far as ‘kin’, we can’t do nothin’, no go to California or nothin’; but as far as ‘will’, we’ll do what we will […]” (Steinbeck 102).
It has been said that “Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies: a darkly atmospheric drama of crime and punishment, of temptation, guilt remorse and retribution.” Written in the seventeenth century by William Shakespeare, under the rule of King James I and more importantly, at a time when women were second to men; emerges the controversial character of Lady Macbeth. During the Renaissance era a woman belonged to her father and then to her husband; any man who was manipulated by his wife was ridiculed. This is important in the context of the play as Lady Macbeth was not a passenger throughout this ‘darkly atmospheric drama of crime and punishment’ but rather controlling. This was unconventional and would have shocked the Renaissance audience as women were seen as second class citizens. I am going to discuss the different sides of the argument and then determine from that whether or not Lady Macbeth is a “fiend like queen.” Lady Macbeth desires to have all femininity removed from her: `Come, you spirits… unsex me’ and `Come to my woman’s breasts and take my milk for gall.’ This scene shows Lady Macbeth to have willingly disposed of all emotion and maternity by appealing to the evil spirits.