This seems that it is the gender that affects the conflict and as traditions followed then, it was the men that ran society and made the decisions for women. Romeo and Juliet also takes place in a masculine world in which notions of honour, pride and status are all major to everyone and these factors can escalate to violence. The violence in the play’s social environment is a dramatic tool that Shakespeare creates to make the lover’s romance seem even more precious, valuable and fragile: their relationship is scene by society as an insignificant feeling of love in a significant world of hate. The fights between Mecutio and Tybalt and then Romeo and Tybalt are surreal. Passion outweighs reason at every point and Shakespeare wants to highlight the young love in this masculine society as well as show it is the men that cause conflict and a world of hate.
This theme is continued in Romeo and Juliet with love between the two characters but hatred between the Capulet and Montague families. This essay will explore how strong feelings are presented in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Browning’s ‘My Last Duchess’ and ‘The Laboratory’. Varied examples of strong feelings are present in both of Browning’s poems by the effective use of a persona which allows us to hear the perspective of the character. In “My Last Duchess”, by speaking in the first person narrative as the Duke of Ferrara, a dramatic monologue more expected of a play, also seen in Romeo and Juliet, is delivered. Along with the frequent use of rhyming couplets and enjambment, this makes it clear that the Duke was a suspicious and dominant man to his dead wife and also shows his control.
So in the end the audience knows, or should realize, that all good Literature uses the character's emotions to evoke the audience's emotion. Passion, love, hate, lust, denial- all of these feelings can have impacts in not only one's life but the world. The Nazi's whole idealism derived from blind hatred. All religious wars end up in complete hatred on both sides, starting from religious passion. The power emotion has in a power that can be rivaled by no other, and books greatly display this
Although Romeo and Juliet is classified as a tragedy, it more closely resembles Shakespeare's comedies than his other tragedies. The lovers and their battle with authority is reminiscent of As You Like It and The Winter's Tale. "Characteristically, those comedies concern themselves with the inborn, unargued stupidity of older people and the life-affirming gaiety and resourcefulness of young ones. The lovers thread their way through obstacles set up by middle aged vanity and impercipience. Parents are stupid and do not know what it best for their children or themselves .
However this sense of wickedness contributed an exciting role to society and the values of the characters as well. An excellent example of the characters’ values shows when Lord Darlington informs the Duchess of Berwick that people say many things behind his back all through his life, and this also shows how the Duchess concerns herself with the faults of everyone else, and judges those persons accordingly. Lord Darlington throughout this except of Lady Windermere’s Fan stood as a view of a “wicked” person, because of his personality. The Duchess of Berwick and the lord himself look upon the lord as a “complete failure” and “dreadful” allowing readers to see his insincere actions towards society and basically symbolizing someone of nothingness. The Duchess of Berwick, along with Lady Windermere, also critic other by their judgment of drinking of tea; depending on whoever supplied the tea, the ladies attend that party.
Iago, who is known as the Machiavellian villain perpetuates the tragedy by bringing forward a hamartia or a fatal flaw from Othello. As soon as the play begins, Shakespeare used dramatic irony to illustrate Othello’s view of Iago as an honest and trustworthy man through his repeated description of “honest Iago” and “a man of exceeding honesty” to the audience. Of course that is not the case, the audience views Iago to be “Janus-faced” and deceptive through his constant declaration of “I am not what I am” and how he “hates the moor”. This juxtaposition is created so that the audience can empathise with Othello. I know I can definitely empathise with him.
A theme in the story is “Overcoming Society, Family and Judgment” because everybody in Verona knows about the feud and Juliet still loves Romeo. She also knows people would judge having a relationship with a Montague in general. Why is she daring to have a relationship
As far as the two major female characters of the play are concerned, Richard's attitude towards women becomes quite evident, and furthermore reflects his attitude towards life in a whole. It is prevalent in society that men demand to be acknowledged as superiors. In the play, Shakespeare conveys Richard’s view of the world as a man’s world whereby men are superior over women. “The king's name is a tower of strength. [Richard III, 5.
Othello is domestic tragedy because it invovles the matters and conflicts between a husband and a wife. A Shakespearean tragedy generally involves a male who outstands every other character in the play yet has to go through immense suffering. A domestic tragedy takes place in a personal setting. Iago is the triggering agent that we are talking about in the play. From the very beginning, iago controls the play.
Characters like Iago with little pride let their thirst for pride overtake their judgment about what is right. Characters like Othello with a great deal of pride are easily manipulated, because they are so proud. Othello lets pride get the best of him, and this clouds his judgment to such an extent that he ends up murdering his wife because he falsely believes that she has been unfaithful to him and he feels humiliated as a result. Throughout Othello, an ordered structure is placed on this play to convey a sense of order as was required in an Elizabethan context owing to the significance of order, hierarchy and class. This can be seen at the end of the play when there is a need for Othello to be redeemed in the audiences’ eyes hence even Othello as a