Jannie Britton ENGL 1102/TR8 14 October 2014 Character Comparison of Gertrude and Ophelia In the play Hamlet, Gertrude and Ophelia have some similarities and differences. Gertrude, the queen, the mother of Hamlet, is a protective mother, but I also feel like she is wicked person. Ophelia, Hamlet’s love interest, is young, foolish, and underestimated. They both love the handsome Hamlet. Gertrude and Ophelia both love Hamlet, although, they love Hamlet in different ways.
Despite being written during patriarchal Jacobean society, the protagonist is a female, which is was highly unusual in those days. Of course this protagonist is Lady Macbeth. Throughout the play, through Lady Macbeth's actions we are forced to believe that she is evil. In contrast, the novel John Steinbeck tells a story of dreams, hopes and loneliness. We are introduced to a majorly significant and complex character, named Curley’s wife.
Alex has another love interest, her classmate Dean Moriarty, and tries to impress him by using magic to make him think she's smart. In another episode, when Alex's nemesis, Gigi Hollingsworth, finds her diary which she draws in, she finds out about Alex's crush on Dean. When Gigi gets trapped, she gets back out and is convinced she hit her head. She tells the school of Alex's crush on Dean and Alex admits what she does in her diary, but denies it was Dean who was the Prince in her drawings. He still, however, seems impressed.
She often depends of men to lean on and protect her. She understands that sexual freedom does not fit the pattern of chaste behavior, which Blanche would be expected to conform. Characters: In the beginning of the play, Blanche Du Bois presents herself with an air of poise and elegance. However as the story progresses, Blanche, who is psychologically deluded about her beauty and attractiveness, reveals herself to be a neurotic and an alcoholic. Her flirtatious desires are split from her surface talk and behavior.
The actions of the nurse and the Friar are responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths. From the very begging of Romeo and Juliet’s newfound love, the nurse is supportive and helpful with Juliet. The nurse was an influential adult to Juliet and knew that the Capulets planned for Paris and Juliet to be married. She should have known better and discouraged Juliet from seeing Romeo. Instead, the nurse acted as a messenger between Romeo and Juliet for information about the wedding (Act II, scene iv).
She is cunning, resourceful, and brave. She definitely does not fit into the passive role that has been given to the more popular heroines. As in many fairy tales, the beautiful daughter is basically given away as if she is an object to a man who wants to marry her. Of course the girl’s father approves of the suitor because he appears rich, but the girl is not as impressed. She, “did not like him as much as a bride should like her bridegroom,” (Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm).
Hippolyta expresses, “I love not to see wretchedness o’ercharged, And duty in his service perishing.” (V i 91-92) In this quote it proves she is only marrying the Duke out of duty and not out of true feelings for him. Hippolyta explains, “Four days will quickly steep themselves in night; Four nights will quickly dream away the time; And then the moon, like to a silver bow, New-bent in heaven, shall behold the night, Of our solemnities.” (I i 7-11) This quote is another reason that Hippolyta`s actions are not reflective of her feelings. Although she is marrying the duke, the quote shows her speaking about their marriage and basically saying “do not touch me.” The quote is a response to Theseus attempting to persuade her in, he is trying to control her feelings for him. Love will take its own course and someone may present themselves as in love when on the inside, it’s the opposite. Love is uncontrollable; Oberon attempts to control Titania because she is no longer listening to him.
Benvolio then suggests Romeo to attend a Capulet gathering where Rosaline will be outmatched by other beautiful girls but Romeo says that his affection for Rosaline will not change. The moment Romeo meets Juliet, his previous lovesick and depression are gone instantly as he quickly falls for Juliet. Romeo thinks of Juliet’s beauty as “I ne’er saw true beauty ‘til this night”, and swiftly makes plans to approach her regardless to the hatred between the two families. On the other hand Juliet is much more consistent throughout the play. At the beginning, Juliet remains not interested in love before and after meeting Paris, an eligible bachelor worthy for her.
Priestley first describes Sheila as naïve and she seems very 'playful' and he says she is being possessed as she talks to Gerald. Although she is 'half serious, half playful' Priestley makes her seem more clever as she has suspicions about Gerald when she mentions 'last summer, when you never came near me'. This only becomes noticable to us when Gerald reveals that he had an affair with Eva Smith. Sheila makes an effort in act 1 to get her parents to approve of Gerald. When she receives the ring from Gerald, she is immediately 'excited', and Priestley shows this in her speech with the use of dashes as she asks 'Mummy - isn't it a beauty?'.
Therefore, Romeo Montague is indeed, Impulsive and Devoted. On the other hand, Juliet, the only child and heir of the Capulets, begins the play as a naïve child who thought so little about love and marriage. But she then made it a priority, when she met Romeo. She was happy enough to obey her parents about marrying Paris, in where they think he is the ideal man for her, but all of that changes when Romeo became a part of her life. Unfortunately, “[her] only love sprung from [her] only hate!