If we remember that he is speaking to a relative stranger, this is quite inappropriate conversation. He basically accuses his late wife of being unfaithful but Browning has encouraged us to dislike the Duke so much already that it is easy to think he was at fault or is paranoid about what could have been her
As an audience, we are already aware of this before Hannah makes the discovery, which increases our sense of disgust at his deceitfulness. Stoppard uses stage directions to ironically comment on this through ‘Bernard looks round vaguely…then recovers himself and turns on the Nightingale bonhomie’. The idea that he can ‘turn on’ the charm signifies him as dislikeable character, particularly when combined with his significantly named alias of ‘Mr Peacock’ which aptly suggests he is both arrogant and flamboyant. Hannah on the other hand is presented as the complete opposite. Her name, which is a palindrome, suggests logicality and pattern and this can be applied to her predictable and scientific nature.
This feud brought problems along with it, such as the killing of Tybalt by Romeo. Juliet had said: “What’s in a name?” which explains her ill fate of being a Capulet and Romeo being a Montague. When Romeo tells his servant, “Ay, mine own fortune in my misery.” This sentence tells us he does not care for what Juliet’s name, nor his is. Bad luck plays a major role in the story of two-star-crossed lovers. There is an example of this when Romeo attends the Capulet’s party, and this is where he is first exposed to Juliet and where the misfortune begins.
In the two extracts Benedick shows two very different sides to himself. At the start of act 1 scene 1 he does nothing but joke around and insult Beatrice, and having the pleasure of sharing his thoughts on marriage and women. In act 2 scene 3 Benedick starts to consider what he has heard about himself and expresses his thoughts much differently towards Beatrice. Benedick then changes his ways of doing things and takes life more seriously. In the beginning of act 1 scene 1 Benedick shows to be rude and arrogant.
Lord Illingworth in today’s society could be seen as being a misogynistic condemnable character. His conversations with Mrs
“Which of you shall we say doth love us most” Act 1, Scene 1, Line 52. Through this, both King Lear’s and Gloucester’s rage and rashness can be seen, resulting in them both loosing sight of what is important. Despite this, their weak characteristics have a small influence on their tragedy and suffering. After King Lear bestows all his possessions to his daughters, rather than being grateful, Goneril and Regan’s lust for power causes them to turn on their father. In Act 2, Scene 4, Goneril and Regan diminish his retinue, disregard his authority and Goneril instructs her servants to treat King Lear with the utmost disrespect.
Macbeth is a play that gives insight on the evil and darkness of a person being. This play shows how a man changes his very conscience and goes against his very morals which in the end destroys everything he has, even the relationship of his beloved wife Lady Macbeth. The being of the story they have a very close and intimate relationship but as the play progresses their relationship vanishes till it is like it was never there. The very first sign we have of how lord and Lady Macbeth relationship is when Lord Macbeth sends her a letter in which he tells her everything that the witches have said about how he will be king and how they said he would be thane of Cawdor and he became it. He also says in his letter “Lady Macbeth “This have I thought good to deliver thee, my dearest partner of greatness, that thou might’st not lose the dues of rejoicing, by being ignorant off what greatness is promised thee.”(1.5.9-12) He gives her created for everything that it about to happen to him and he wants to share with her the power and riches that come with all that will happen to him and her.
In Claudio's and Hero's relationship seemed to be much more conventional in the way they came together. Claudio first saw Hero and instantly fell in love with her, while Hero stood by and took orders from her father, Leonato. Only when Don John devised his deception to break Claudio and Hero apart that I felt the relationship was in trouble, but even then I felt there was hope. In Act 4, Scene 1 when Claudio denounces his plans to marry Hero, I believed the Friar played the most important role. In fact, I will go as far to say that the Friar played one of the most important roles in the whole play, simply because he made Claudio understand that he loved Hero still, and made Claudio feel shame towards his actions.
Throughout the play, Cassio who merely views her as an instrument for his bodily pleasures is constantly playing Bianca. She accuses him of having received the hankerchief he gave her from another mistress and says to him, “Let the devil and his dam haunt you! What did you mean/ by that same hankerchief you gave me even now? I was a/ fine fool to take it.” Judging by Bianca’s accusations, Cassio holds the authority because of the way she foolishly believes his deceitful love. However, Bianca is somehow still unselfishly in love with him even after realizing this one sided relationship.
Are you yet living?”. By Benedick referring to Beatrice as Lady Disdain, he is implying to her and those around him that he sees Beatrice as a contemptuous lady meaning she is very scornful and see’s others as beneath her consideration. However, again like in Beatrice’s line when she referred to Benedick as ‘Signor Mountanto’, Benedick is insulting Beatrice in a way which contains some form of respect, this being how he called her ‘Lady’, giving her a level of status. Which are two opposites again, as it contrasts with Disdain which he has then entitled her afterwards. The second part of Benedicks line is ‘Are you yet living?’.