2) “What drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word as I hate hell, all Montagues and thee.” To what extent does hate drive the action of the play? “Romeo and Juliet,” written by William Shakespeare, is a tragic tale of love and misfortune. Readers are able to see the extent that hate drives the action of the play through the events and consequences that occur as a result. Shakespeare demonstrates this premise by providing many events that stem from hate.
Yet, even worse than Chillingworth’s rude and evil nature was her suffering caused by Dimmesdale. Indeed that her love for Dimmesdale was causing her great pain and anguish. From seeing his agony and pain, she suffered by knowing that she was, in some part, responsible for it. “Hast thou not tortured him enough?”.. “Has he not paid thee all?”..“It was myself!” cried Hester, shuddering” “It was I, not less than he. Why hast thou avenged thyself on me?”(Hawthorne
New York: Routledge, 2005. Print.) Malvolio fulfills the role as the disgraceful, inferior person within Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”. The characters in ‘Twelfth Night’ despise Malvolio. Upon Malvolio’s entrance in Act II Scene V, Sir Toby states “here’s an overweening rogue!” (Act 2, scene 5, line 27) after plotting with Fabian and Maria to punish Malvolio, referring to him as a “little villain” (Act 2, scene 5, line 12).
This act illustrates the theme of uncertainty which is presented through dramatic irony as we know that Hamlet is "I essentially not in madness, But mad in craft." In Act 1 scene 3, Ophelia is caught in an ultimate struggle in which she cannot win as Ophelia is trapped in this tradition of patriarchy with no personal choice. At first she remained uncertain for the reason of Hamlet's madness but once Polonius concludes that the blame is the very presence of Ophelia, pain and guilt are inflicted upon her as she suddenly feels responsible for Hamlet's downfall. However these feelings evolve as his seeming insanity and rudeness strangles and fades any love Ophelia had for him. We are then shown that Hamlet's insanity frightens Ophelia away.
The story of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has two characters that had this kind of attitude. Tybalt and Mercutio’s rash decisions lead not only to their deaths but also to the death of the two main leading characters. Shakespeare portrays their rash decision making through the mad emotions of Tybalt and Mercutio towards each other and their aggressive personalities shown in the dialogue. As for the outcome, their rash decision making led to their own deaths. In the story, two families, the Montagues and the Capulets are long-term rivals which means every member from one family hates the other family.
Tybalt completely forgets about Mercutio and says to him “Well, peace be with you, sir. Here comes my man.” This quote suggests that Tybalt was looking for Romeo and he saw his enemy. While Romeo and Tybalt are still arguing about their hatreds towards each other, Romeo gets insulted by Tybalt by calling him a “villain”. This was insult towards Romeo because in the reign of the Elizabethan time that word was very insulting especially for someone like Romeo as he comes from a noble family. Mercutio joins in the conversation and says “O calm, dishonorable, vile submission!
In this passage, Juliet goes through a variety of emotions – betrayal, conflict, resolution and guilt. At the beginning of the passage, Juliet feels betrayed by Romeo. This is expressed as she curses him, “O serpent heart, hid with a flow’ring face!”, a “wolvish ravening lamb” and “just opposite to what thou justly seem’st”. All these phrases show how she felt deceived that Romeo, despite his beautiful appearance, turned out to be a murderer of her cousin. This is right after she hears from the Nurse that Romeo was the one who killed Tybalt.
The Impetuousness of Romeo The play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare presents the moral and social shaping of Romeo’s personality. Through the text Romeo continuously makes illogical decisions that all lead to his death. Romeo’s down fall is a result of irrational and impulsive behaviour he displayed throughout the text. This is conveyed when Romeo consumed in anger killed Tybalt, when Romeo fought with Paris without knowing who he was fighting and when Romeo killed himself not realizing Juliet was still alive. This is some of the proof in the text of Romeo’s impulsiveness.
The Prince tells the families his opinion when Romeo and Juliet are found dead: “Where be these enemies? Capulet, Montague, / See what a scourge is laid upon your hate” (5.3.291-292). In the end, even the Prince agrees that the families hate and constant pressure on their children killed them. The families they were born into want them to hate each other forcing Romeo and Juliet to do drastic things. The friar’s lack of communication, Romeo and Juliet’s emotions, and pressure from their families are responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s death.
William Shakespeare often writes about tragedy in a unique way. A great example of this is his play Romeo and Juliet. In Romeo and Juliet, many characters are to blame for the deaths because of their character flaws and harsh decisions. Some of the characters to blame are Tybalt, Friar Lawrence, Romeo, Juliet, and Mercutio. In the play there is this ongoing war between the Motagues and the Capulets.