After Romeo soon learns about his banishment, he is told by Friar Laurence to go visit Juliet one last time; he responds by saying “It were a grief so brief to part with thee. Farewell.” (3.3.192-193). Thoughtless and stubborn, even though his “undying love” for Juliet affects him, Romeo does not realize that going to Juliet’s house can lead to dire consequences. To avoid these consequences, he could have left Verona immediately. 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).
The challenges of love are being portrayed when Hermia’s father, Egeus’s, refuses her to marry Lysander but Demetrius (Carter, 2). Hermia is given the ultimatum of choosing Lysander or execution. She then chooses the latter, resulting in her and Lysander fleeing to Athens to escape Athenian law. c. The trials and tribulations of love are summarized in Lysander’s statement: “The course of true love never did run smooth. /But either it was different in blood” (I.i.
Laertes’ advice to his sister, Ophelia is to be careful of Hamlet. He advises her not to fall in love with Hamlet because their love is only temporary and will not last. Laertes warns her that even though Hamlet may love her, “ His greatness weigh’d, his will not his own…” Laertes believes that Hamlet is too high in the monarchy to love Ophelia honorability. Even though Hamlet loves her, his choice of a wife is limited and she may not fit the agreement of Denmark. Laertes tries to caution his sister to “ … Keep within the rear of your affection…” He tells her if she gives into her desire, she will only get hurt in the end.
Secondly, when Juliet tells Capulet that she does not want to marry Paris, Capulet declares to Juliet: “’But, and you will not wed, I’ll pardon you. Graze where you will, you shall not house with me’” (3.5.215-216). Juliet’s father tells her that if she will not marry Paris, she will no longer be allowed to live in his house. By threatening Juliet, Capulet hopes to make Juliet marry Paris. Pressuring Juliet to make a choice that she does not want to make caused the tragedy at the end of the play.
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. He says: “She is too fair, too wise, wisely to far, To merit bliss by making
He did not always think like this though. In the beginning of the play, he says “All I want is for Juliet to be happy, so I will have to ask her if she wants to be married” and he says things that implies he does not want Juliet to get married, like saying how young wives do not always turn out happy. So why is he so angry that Juliet does not want to get married? He should listen to what she wants to say, instead of yelling at her, calling her a disgrace to the Capulet name, and “kicking her out on the streets and never providing her with money ever again”. Even the nurse, who just wants Juliet to be happy, tells her to forget about Romeo and marry Paris.
She deliberately follows through with her marriage to Edgar Linton, despite her open proclamations of love for Heathcliff, with whom she grows up and loves irrevocably, only to unceremoniously abandon because of his insufficient societal rank. She knows that Heathcliff feels devastated, yet does not believe that she has been disloyal to him. She is too blind to see past her own momentary desires. As a result of her betrayal, Edgar and Heathcliff are tossed into a downward spiral of competition, jealousy, and heartbreak. Edgar loves Catherine unconditionally, but knows he has been rendered second-best to a man for whom she holds deeper affections.
Austen succeeds in showing how the prideful nature of Darcy is unacceptable to Elizabeth and thus the reader knows that her refusal is based on her need for respect and love in a marriage. Lady Catherine insults Elizabeth when she thinks that she can manipulate Elizabeths happiness for her own image because Elizabeth in not “rich” enough for lady Catherine's fancy. When Lady Catherine visits Elizabeth and demands that she does not accept Darcy's proposal, Elizabeth refuses by saying, “ I am only resolved to act in that manner, which will, in my own opinion, constitute my happiness, without reference to you, or to any person so wholly unconnected with me"(Chapter 13 Vol.
As well as the Athenian law, gender played a role in the course of love, as women were not allowed to confess their love or speak up against a man. A woman’s gender also prevented her from experiencing the freedom of the choice of love a man had. In the play Hermia is forced to obey her father because she is female and Helena who loves Demetrius has no say for her love. “We cannot fight for love as men may do”. Helena says this because she cannot gain her lost love back who has been unfaithful to her in spite of her faithfulness to him, such as when Lysander “loved” her when he was under the influence of magic because of the fairy, Robin Goodfellow’s careless mistake while he was intervening in the love life of the couples.
One way was by leaving her home to be with her husband. As she was not of high birth she had no guarantee of being able to provide food, clothing, or shelter to her children should a situation arise and she was left alone. She then found out that her husband had engaged in a relationship with the King’s daughter and intended to marry her. The King planned to exile her because of the way she behaved concerning the situation. She was expected to just step aside and watch her husband and children be taken away from her after she sacrificed everything to have a life with him.