By the end of the poem he talks about how he loves her even though she may not be as beautiful as all the things he described. The main point that he is trying to make is that love doesn't have to be excessive, even with her imperfections, he still loves her. The poem starts off with him talking about his mistress' eyes. "My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun." Instead of being like most poets, Shakespeare says that his mistress' eyes are not like the sun.
“I frown upon him; yet he loves me still…I give him curses; yet he gives me love.” The contrast in her conversations between Demetrius and herself as opposed to her conversations with Lysander is remarkable. In Act 1, Scene 1, lines 168-178 Hermia is much kinder and softer to Lysander, her true love. “My good Lysander, I swear to thee by Cupid’s strongest bow, By his best arrow with the golden head, By the simplicity of Venus’ doves, By that which knitteth souls and prospers loves, And by that fire which burn’d the Carthage queen When the false Trojan under sail was seen, By all the vows that ever men have broke (In number more than ever women spoke), In that same place thou hast appointed me, Tomorrow truly will I meet with thee.” In this excerpt Hermia is
Furthermore, elements of superficial love are also in The Millers Tale, as Absolon loves Alisoun due to her “goddess corpus”. Both poems therefore illustrate superficial love as men become captivated with women due to them having physical beauty. However, additionally this could be interpreted as not being superficial love and demonstrates how society in the past had different values which made women desirable. Furthermore, feminine beauty within the two poems is compared to nature portraying a stereotypical type of love. The Knights Tale compares Emelye to flowers frequently as she is “fressher than the may with floures newe”.
Were he bold as brass/She was in love with gallant Nicholas/However Absalon might blow his horn/His labour won him nothing but her scorn.” (Chaucer, pg 94). In most stories from the time era this tale took place during, such an appealing character would easily win over a lady’s hand. But all that happens to him is he gets scorned and ridiculed. This sarcastic humor is highly amusing to the reader. Chaucer may use this to prove, however, that charm and looks won’t get you everything you want in life.
Incidentally, he refers to Juliet’s life as “honey”, and that it was sucked from her breath. Therefore, it is not unnatural to assume that Juliet lived a good, friendly, and warm life. Love and death are a crucial part to the story as they provide a deeper meaning and understanding of it. Without images of light and dark as well as love and death, Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” would not have achieved the rightly deserved praise it has today. Consequently, the story would be dry and less lively, and some important connections and meanings could not be made.
This shows us, that Shakespeare, unlike so many renaissance writers, isn’t a complete romantic and idealist when it comes to love; he is realistic and pragmatic. However, he goes on to suggest that unlike her physical appearance, her happy disposition will not fade and she will remain beautiful to him, “but thy eternal summer shall not fade”. Emphasizing the importance of falling in love with somebody’s character, which will not fade, in contrast to their appearance. Shakespeare never actually describes his beloved, he instead compares her to classically beautiful images, like summer, heaven and calls her fair. This could imply that she wasn’t physically ‘perfect’ but it was instead her personality that reminded him of a summer’s day.
In Act 1 scene 5, Lady Macbeth describes Macbeth to be “full of the milk of human kindness” Shakespeare uses this phrase to acknowledge Macbeths virtues, however lady Macbeth cunningly uses his kindness as a fault of his own, as she shays that he is “too full” of kindness. This shows that Shakespeare can cleverly uses short sentences, to build up qualities of the charter without the need to write them. Lady Macbeths tone also changes when she says “what thou wouldst highly, that what wouldst holily.” There are no stage directions to state her tone changes to a deep whisper; however Shakespeare has used the meaning of words to show a tone of the voice change. We can clearly see that lady Macbeth has made her mind up to kill Duncan, because she says, “the fatal entrance of Duncan”. Macbeth describes Lady Macbeth to be his “dearest love” when he enters the scene this shows that they have a strong loving relationship, and Lady Macbeth gets straight to the point with her plans, she comes in strong and confident so he cannot undermine her.
Macbeth Project: Finding Proof Texts – Top Ten best lines and quotes Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell; Though all things foul would wear the brows of grace, Yet grace must still look so. Malcolm. Act IV, Scene III, Lines 23-24 That I may pour my spirits in thine ear And chastise with the valor of my tongue Lady Macbeth. Act I, Scene V, Lines 14-15 Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under 't Lady Macbeth. Act I, Scene V, Lines 55-56 Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more.
The film’s corresponding characters are C.D., Roxanne, Chris, and Dixie. In both versions they keep Cyrano’s giant nose, his beautiful poetry, and his caring nature for Roxane. Christian is very attractive, awkward with his words, and does not know how to express his feeling towards Roxane. Both versions feature Roxanne, a very beautiful and independent woman, but also quite a shallow woman who doesn’t know that what she has been looking for has been right in front of her the whole time. Not only are all these characters and their attributes the same in both the play and the film, but many of the scenes are quite similar too.
Indeed despite Hawthorne telling us to laugh at and ridicule the ugly Hepzibah, she displays a far greater sense of good and a much more complex character than Phoebe. In Chapter 9, we see a deep love of Hepzibah for her brother Clifford and a willingness to care for and show him devotion. However, when she tries to read his favorite stories he rebuffs her because of her looks and