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. ???????????
It becomes clear that Hamlet did truly love Ophelia, yet hid it because he was a coward. The “ White Lie” is not only depicted through Hamlet denying his love but also putting a front up for the selfish betterment of his life style. After his outrageous lecture on self worth that Hamlet gives Ophelia, she grows incredibly mad, which ultimately leads to her death. Although the intentions of his lecture were clearly to hurt Ophelia and gain power over her, once he realizes she is dead he feels the need to express his actual love for her. His change of attitude grows confusing as he professes his dear love after her awful death, “ I loved Ophelia.
Different events throughout the play lead these relationships to change, and lead both Romeo and Juliet to distrust their parental figures. For example when the Nurse, whom Juliet trusts deeply, refers to Romeo as a “dishclout” despite knowing that he is Juliet’s husband, this then leads Juliet to distrust the Nurse. When Capulet’s “fingers itch” after Juliet has disobeyed him, this could also be seen as failure on Capulet’s part to be a good parent. Some may argue that these events are examples of how Romeo and Juliet are failed by their parents and parental figures. In Act 3 scene 5 it could be argued that Juliet is failed by both her parents.
After he abdicates his power, Lear still acts authoritarian and kingly, despite having no real power. King Lear lives in a deluded perception of reality, unexposed to a life with hardships and without absolute power. One example of his deluded reality is that he appreciates the superficial praise from his two ungrateful daughters more than the true but tempered affection of his good daughter. When Lear is denied by Goneril and forced to leave against his will, he is furiously resistant, coping with both the betrayal of his daughter as well as the realization that he lacks absolute authority. The most notable moment of Lear’s madness being reasonable is when Lear finds Gloucester and Edgar in Act 4, Scene 6.
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.
This betrayal hurt Juliet in many ways, and it hurt her parents a little too, as this would soon lead to her death. The first way that this betrayal hurt Juliet is that she was forced to marry someone she did not love, and completely forget about Romeo, her husband. Lord Capulet does not care about Juliet's feelings when he hears that Juliet does not want to get married. All he wants is money and a good connection to the Prince. He did not always think like this though.
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?”
Justice is essential to living an ordered and supportive world as seen through the mistreatment of King Lear by his daughters, the tricks Edmund played on his family, and the eventual deaths of Goneril, Regan, Edmund. The order of the kingdom was destroyed after Lear passed on his power and land too soon. By giving away much of his power before he died, Lear messed up the great chain of being, putting his daughters above him. Lear’s Fool pointed out his mistake in doing so but Lear didn’t listen and therefore didn’t fix the problem before trouble came. “I have used it, Nuncle, e’er since thou mad’st / thy daughters thy mothers; for when thou gav’st / them the rod, and put’st down thine own breeches,” (I iv 176-178).
· He tells Ophelia he loves her and does not love her, thinks she should never have trusted him but wants her to go away to a nunnery for her own protection. He calls himself a liar, but when he discovers Ophelia is dead, Hamlet's reaction suggests that he did, love her. · · I loved Ophelia: forty thousand brothers · Could not, with all their quantity of love, · Make up my sum. · · Hamlet does not always tell the truth, but there is enough evidence to suggest that Hamlet probably did love Ophelia. 4.
When his most loved daughter comments on her sister’s reactions about his wishes, he then begins to go insane after irrationally separating his land between two of his three daughters based on their charm bringing terrible consequences for everyone. I would say that’s Lear’s first mistake; separating power and responsibility. His two eldest daughters are prepared to be in control of their own lives (age wise) but not necessarily mature enough. A reason of immaturity from the daughters that Lear didn’t notice was how fond they were of him when he declared his wanting, therefore, they aren’t ready to rule a kingdom. They allowed their father to act as if he is still in charge.