When Benedick says he does not like the dish, he is being disrespectful not only to Beatrice but to the people of the time. He also states that no woman will be let in to his perfectness until the woman is perfect herself. Benedick loves teasing people but will not accept the fact that people tease him. Shakespeare illustrates benedick in more detail which allows the audience to understand what type of character
This is odd as the object of her affections is her husband,whom has no feelings towards her. He is undeserving of her love,as Emilia could be offering all this love to one whom actually deserves it. This is a good character trait in Emilia. Due to her not getting the love she wants from husband, she develops the belief that women should be able cheat on there husbands. Subsequently they had a rocky relationship,even though
Ophelia is a beautiful woman who is at the mercy of the male figures in her life – mainly her father, Polonius and her brother Laertes. Laertes and Polonius love Ophelia tremendously and feel it is their obligation to shelter her from the cruelty of the world. When Polonius is told that Ophelia has entertained Hamlet without any parental consent, it is stifled very quickly by Polonius and Laertes – the double voices of patriarchy – telling her that she is too naive and that her behavior is unsuitable. In Act I, Scene III he begins his dialogue with Ophelia by warning her of the potential danger that love with Hamlet (Ophelia’s lover) could bring. He feels it his obligation to protect her form a potential broken heart: “The canker galls the infants of the spring Too oft before their buttons be disclosed,” (I, III, 39-40) implying that Hamlet, as the canker, may ruin her before she ‘blossoms’.
In fact he becomes so angry that he tells Ophelia that he never loved her and that instead of marrying she should go to a nunnery rather then pass on her genes to children. At this point in the story, Hamlet makes it seem as if he is not interested in women anymore. For the readers perspective at this point in the story they are clue less as to the true feelings of Hamlet. Hamlet also does not have very much respect for his mother anymore. This may be why he has such a difficult time getting along with women.
This means that Hamlet won’t have time to waste time courting a girl below his class, and Laertes says that “[Hamlet’s] will is not his own, for he himself is subject to his birth,” which means that Hamlet may love Ophelia now, however, it is not meant to be and she will be cast aside sooner or later as Hamlet has to make decisions based on the good of his state and people and he is a slave to his family name as well as his country. Laertes begins to play on Ophelia’s emotions, describing to her how shameful it would be if she were to blindly fall for Hamlets charm and “lose your heart or your chaste treasure” to Hamlets greedy hands. Laertes warns Ophelia to “fear” Hamlets affection and the dangers it may bring to her reputation as even the most modest of girls can get a reputation if she is too complacent; “The chariest maid is prodigal enough if she unmask her beauty to the moon.” Ophelia’s lecture ends with Laertes chiding the hidden agenda of Hamlet, or even men in general, and exhorts Ophelia of the “contagious blastments” that are “most imminent” if she allows herself to succumb to Hamlets lustful desires. Laertes again reminds
His use of language, especially in his "merry war" with Beatrice, prevents him from being the clichéd male who refuses to commit to a relationship. Benedick suggests constantly his views that he will not fall in love ‘I will not be sworn but love may transform me to an oyster, but I’ll take my oath on it, till he have made an oyster of me, he shall never make me such a fool: one woman is fair, yet I am well’ suggests that he is being very stubborn and will not open up about love at all. Until he falls in love, he says, he’ll never be a fool, like the people who’ve already fallen in love. The audience will perceive Benedick as very fussy, and maybe a bit arrogant. He says that ‘till all graces be in one woman, one woman shall not be in my grace,’ which the audience may perceive as Benedick being very particular about his choice of women.
This hideous rashness. Anser my life judgment, thy youngest daughter does not love thee least, Nor are those empthy-heakted whose low sounds Reverb no hollowness." ( Shakespere, Act 1, Scene1, Lines 145-155) Thorough this quote we see that king Lear's age Affects his decision making, becasue at point we see him disown his favourite daughter Cordelia. He does this because she doesn't tell him how much she loves him. We see that instead of being rational and clear thinking, Lear just prefers to be wanted and love becasue of his age.
Calpurnia contrasts to Caesar because she shows great care for her husband and listens to him intently. Caesar, on the other hand, is much more skeptical about what she tells him and believes more what his male counterparts say. Portia differs from her husband, Brutus, because when she attempts to communicate with him, he prefers to keep his feelings inside. There is yet a further concept Shakespeare is alluding to by inserting Calpurnia and Portia into the play: he is insinuating that men cannot thrive without the presence women, and, when they go unnoticed and are ignored, tragedy is the only possible conclusion. Firstly, the role of Calpurnia as Caesar’s virtuous wife is so greatly important in her belief in superstitions that she actually forewarns him about his death.
King Lear says to his daughters ‘if it be you that stirs these daughters’ hearts against their father’ which shows how he feels betrayed: a feeling he may have not felt if he had not been so foolish to dismiss Cordelia for her honesty. Cordelia, however, plays a smaller role in the first few Acts of the play as she is disowned by her father and is not visited. Gonerill and Regan are both cruel father and do not have the same loyalty we get the impression as Cordelia does. Cordelia says at the beginning of the play ‘what shall Cordelia speak, love and be silent’ which shows that she loves her father however doesn’t feel she should lie about how much she loves her father. This truthfulness however lands her in a bad place as she is disowned by her father for not professing her love.
However, at this point in the play Othello’s own safety remains in doubt. The conversation that takes place is seen as Desdemona trying to suppress her fears for her new husband’s safety by passing the time in light-hearted conversation with Iago, although the subject of their discussion, the characters of women, proves to be highly relevant to Iago’s plots later in the play. Iago cynically devalues women; he accuses them of hypocrisy, deception and wantonness. He accuses women of being blatant hussies and shows very little respect, especially towards his wife, Emilia. Iago noticeably dominates this passage; his comments slip from general conversation to sharp, cynical comments with regards to women.