During a tremendous argument between Juliet and her mother, Lady Capulet claims that Juliet must marry Paris, an innocent, charming man who wants to marry her, but she refuses and shouts, “ He shall not make me there a joyful bride…I will not marry yet; and when I do, I swear it shall be Romeo” (3.5.132-137). Even though Juliet was already married to Romeo, she could have accepted her fate because of the hatred between the Montague and Capulet families. Yelling at her parents causes them to be mad at her, and lying makes the situation worse. Eventually, the choices the two “star-crossed lovers” made led to their
Jason is very strong and even smart, but he is also foolish and ignorant, and he lets his hubris get in the way of his morals. Jason accepts help from Medea in return for marriage. It could be he only accepted to successfully retrieve the Golden Fleece; this shows because after he retrieves it and is about to return to Colchis, he does not want Medea to go with him. Add the event of Jason and Medea killing Absyrtus and throwing his chopped body into the sea and Jason’s want of being king, it is no wonder why Jason ended up with the life he got. After being with Medea for over ten years, his hubris kicks in and decides he wants to marry a princess, thinking he will one day be king when her father dies.
His faithfulness is shown because the lord's wife tries multiple times to tempt Sir Gawain into doing things that would betray the lord and he does not fall into this temptation until the very last time when all he did was take the girdle that she had offered him. From the sixteenth century, “Doctor Faustus”was the story that seemed the most interesting when it came to heroism. It is not just a normal story about heroes because Doctor Faustus is perceived more as a tragic hero. The story of Doctor Faustus is completely different from what heroism is in British Literature. Since Doctor Faustus is a tragic hero he basically decides what is going to happen to him at the end of the store and since he sold his soul to the Devil the outcome is not very good for him.
He also used his guile on Calypso. After a long stay in Calypso’s “Warm Caves” she was not willing to allow Odysseus to return home. So after Zeus left her without a choice, She came up with the idea of tricking him into insulting her, so that she could make him stay. So she asked him, “How could she be more interesting, more beautiful, than me a goddess?”(V) Odysseus, being the clever man that he is answered her, “My lady Goddess, there is no cause for anger. /My quiet Penelope - whom I know so well, would seem a shade before your majesty.”(V) Odysseus knew that he couldn’t lie to Calypso because she was a goddess, so he told her what she wanted to hear; That she was indeed prettier than Penelope, but notice there was a second issue in her question and he neglected to address it.
This is dramatic irony because the audience know who the masked characters are but the actual characters don’t. This adds to the discourse comedy of the play because the characters are using different identities whilst protecting their real selves also the characters can actually gain somewhat such as what the other characters think of them. However, this plan could also be portrayed as disingenuous and untruthful because Don Pedro woos Hero due to his status and the fact that he is able to speak with royalty unlike Claudio. Don Pedro is the most elusive character in the play. He never explains his motivations for instance wooing Hero for Claudio during the masked ball.
Also in the play Tybalt was basically asking to be killed because he started with them for no reason. Before Romeo killed Tybalt Lord Capulet actually liked Romeo and Tybalt wanted him to not make him like him anymore and it worked. And now Juliet has to lie to her father about everything and how she wants to marry Paris but she really wants to marry Romeo. So Tybalt basically ruined everything that Juliet wanted. Yes, Romeo does help us see them as complex human beings because it puts together how Tybalt and everyone else in the story and how they are all connected and how they all are different in the
After hearing of Romeo’s banishment and being forced to marry Paris in the upcoming days, Juliet rushes to the Friar for advice. Although betraying Juliet, the Nurse’s decision to side with Lady Capulet was probably one of the smartest choices in the play. Unlike the Friar, the Nurse realized how outcome of Romeo and Juliet’s marriage could end badly. The Friar continues his irresponsible and childish actions by conjuring up a plan and potion in a matter of minutes. “Friar Lawrence, less ambitious and more desperate than his fellow manipulators, does not hope that Juliet’s death will dissolve the families’ hatreds but only that it will give Romeo and chance to come and carry her off” (Snyder).
She tells Odysseus, “Of course I will stand by you; I will not forget you when we are about this business.” This profound dedication severely contrasts Odysseus’s countless betrayals. In fact, Athena is so loyal she even aids Odysseus’s son, Telemachus. In the beginning of the poem she supplies him with a ship and crew so he can search for news of his legendary father. With Homer’s depiction of traitorous men and trustworthy women, it is clear that the realistic women of The Odyssey were unlike the common, sexist beliefs of the typical Greek men. Even though The Odyssey’s main focus is on Odysseus, women play a large part in this epic poem.
Although Venus’ protection of her son in Book one is praiseworthy, she is as manipulative of humans as Juno is. However, because Aeneas is the poem’s epic hero, we are more likely to excuse her indiscretionary power. For example, she causes Dido to fall in love with Aeneas out of fear that the queen otherwise might harm her son or grandson or both. However, Venus is not personally against Dido, rather she is for Aeneas. She does not harm Dido as Juno would the Trojan prince.
Other characters present in this scene are Antonio, Leonato’s brother, the naïve Hero’s uncle, whose purpose in this scene is to comfort and convince Leonato to stop feeling guilty about the false accusation on Hero and to instead condemn the people who blamed Hero; and Claudio, who is a shy gentleman in love with Hero but falls for Don John’s trick and insults Hero in public on the day of their wedding. Claudio’s purpose in this scene is to show the weakness of his character, and to show his dependency on other strong characters for his decisions. This passage basically talks about the false accusation on Hero during his wedding day and the guilt Leonato faces