He is now angry with Tybalt and wants revenge. ‘Fire-eyed fury be my conduct now.’ Romeos change in mood is significant as it leads to the death of Tybalt and Romeo being banished . Shakespeare also uses dramatic irony to make Act 3 Scene 1 such an intense and significant scene. When Romeo refuses to fight Tybalt all the other characters are confused as to why. ‘Good Capulet, which name I tender as dearly as my own.’ The audience know the reason why Romeo won’t fight Tybalt, which is because Romeo and Juliet are now married.
All people need to learn valuable lessons in life. In his play, Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare writes of valuable life lessons and shows how young people should act and not act in order to avoid tragedy. The author uses the characters Tybalt, Romeo and Juliet to prove his thesis. Shakespeare uses Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet to prove that being hot-headed gets you nowhere in life. When Tybalt sees Romeo, he says to the servant, “This, by his voice, should be a Montague, Fetch me my rapier boy” (page 41).
Pia Brinkschulte February 20, 2012 ELA 30S Mr. Grynol Othello In Shakespeare’s Othello, the main antagonists Iago, starts off from being simply jealous, to turning revengeful and obsessive, making perversive decisions for his need of power and control. Critic A.C. Bradley suggests that this longing to satisfy power is Iago’s main motivation and driving force for his acts and behaviour throughout the play. The chief reason for Iago’s vindictiveness is that Othello chose Cassio over Iago to make him his Lieutenant. Iago feels rejected and despised, he is very bitter towards Othello who downgraded his service and experience in favour of the arithmetic skills that Cassio has. Because Iago’s career path is blocked by a mere lack of paper qualification he first begins to start developing feelings of revenge on Cassio who stole his job.
At the start, Mercutio is outwardly wondering where Romeo is, showing that he likes to be in control of his friends. In the Franco Zeffirelli film, Mercutio tries to act indifferently, whereas Baz Luherman’s Mercutio is openly annoyed and concerned. In both film versions Mercutio ignores Romeo by turning and walking away from him, making Romeo follow. In Franco Zeffirelli’s film, Mercutio demonstrates his acting skills by pretending to be an exaggerated old man. The two friends start teasing each other, using puns and sexual innuendos such as “... constrains a man to bow in the hams.” this is hinting that Romeo got a sexually transmitted disease that night, also a pun for curtsey.
The play introduces the primary characters and their ongoing feud with each other, which eventually leads to the fatal death of the two main characters. In addition, the rhyming couplet at the end begs the audience to be patient and to pay attention to the play, because if they don’t understand, the “toil” of the actors will surely clear up any misunderstandings. In Act One Scene One, hate is the strong emotion that emerges before love; Shakespeare introduces the emotion of hatred before love because it lays the foundation and also established the feud between the two houses, so the audience can see how hard Romeo’s love for Juliet is later on in the play. Shakespeare’s ironic use of the sonnet tells the audience that ‘A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life’; this spoils the ending of the play by subtly saying that both Romeo and Juliet are going to die in the end. During Elizabethan times the stars were thought to control people’s destinies, being ‘star-cross’d’ or against the stars, creates a sense of fate.
It then escalates to a full blown battle with even the ladies and lords getting involved .In the end, the Prince intervened and said "If ever you disturb our streets again your lives will pay the forfeit of the peace " (If you fight again you will be killed ) The most serious conflict was definitely the scene where Mercutio picks a fight with Tybalt. Mercutio draws his sword on Tybalt. Tybalt accepts this challenge and they fight. Romeo remembers the Prince's threat and attempts to stop them, but it didn't help. Tybalt stabs Mercutio under Romeo's arm, and he dies after cursing plagues on the houses of the Capulets and the Montagues.
Lysander and Demetrius are constantly ‘warring’ over their love for Hermia or Helena, and do not observe the rules of fair play. Puck’s ‘love’ for mischief caused him to disregard fair treatment of the mortals, and the use of love juice in general could be considered unfair, however, without it, there would be no ‘happy ending’ to the play. The origin of the ‘war’ between Oberon and Titania is Oberon’s jealousy of Titania’s love for a mortal boy, whom she stole from and Indian King. This storyline links to the quote ‘All is fair in love and war’ in multiple ways. Firstly, it was unfair of Titania to steal the Indian King’s son.
This provokes Benvolio because Mercutio is accusing him of being hot-headed for no reason, this is ironic because Mercutio is the hot-headed, fiery one while Benvolio tries to keep the peace and avoid a fight. In the prologue the audience are told that the play will end in tragedy, so when Tybalt comes into the scene, the audience are on edge because he is looking for trouble. Tybalt says ‘gentlemen, good e’en. A word with one of you.’ This will make the audience excited because this line sounds
Put up thy sword, or manage it to part these men with me.” (I, i, 66-67) This proves that Benvolio is pacifistic because he does not want to cause any violence and wants to prevent it from happening. Benvolio’s talk with Romeo and his attempted prevention of a fight demonstrate that he is compassionate and pacifistic during the opening act of the play. Nurse, a character that is introduced at the beginning of scene three of the first act, is a very witty and nurturing character. Nurse is very witty, she frequently makes inappropriate remarks. When Nurse and Lady Capulet are discussing Juliet’s age, Nurse begins to talk about Juliet when she was a child and says “And yet, I warrant, it had upon its brow a bump as big as a young cockerel’s stone; a perilous knock; and it cried bitterly; ‘Yea,’ quoth my husband, ‘fall’st upon thy face?
There is no doubt in « Othello » as to the role Shakespeare has given Iago, he is the villain, masterful at deceit he generates most evil in the play. The clever soldier, his incredible acting allows him to be two or three completely different people. During most of the Act the audience finds itself constantly trying to find a motive for Iago’s actions but finds none that can justify what he is about to do. What does seem to come back again and again is his view on women which he sees as sex rapacious and a danger to his machiavellian plans. Scene 1 offers us a good preview as to what Iago is going to do for the rest of the Act and ultimately the rest of the play.