William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet revolves around the passion and the whirlwind impulsive romance of two teens, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, and the deadly consequences. Each teen’s family members pit themselves against one another in bloodbath (feud), which drives Romeo and Juliet’s love into hiding. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, fire imagery develops the idea that emotion clouds reason. Shakespeare uses the images of candles and torches to show how blind infatuation and desperation lead to deadly consequences. When Romeo says, “Night’s candles are burnt out” (3.5.9) his time in Juliet’s bedroom runs out.
The two speak in this vulgar way of the Montagues and how they shall “thrust his maids to the wall.” This look into the boy’s conversation shows the large scale of hatred between the two families, leading up to the fight that erupts from simple teasing between the serving men. The fight is chaotic, which consequently paves the way to a charming introduction to the gentle-hearted Romeo. This young man is not a fighter; to him life is “much to do with hate, but more with love.” He is oppressed - but not as a consequence of the hostility that has just occurred. He is oppressed on account of the unrequited love he feels for Rosaline. In speaking of her he uses the word “love” several times.
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.
introduction I am going to explore the ways in which writers present different variations on the themes of love, Courtly/Petrarchan Love, Sexual love/the art of seduction and true love and finding similarities and differences within Romeo and Juliet, The Flea, To His Coy Mistress, Sonnet 116 and Sonnet 130. Petrarchan/Courtly love Petrarchan/Courtly Love is the main type of love that appears in the poems of Petrarch. It is very self centered as it isn’t having contact with what you are in love with, just being inside the head. This is shown in Romeo and Juliet at the start of the play. Romeo expresses courtly love for Rosaline although he hasn’t met her yet, this shows that Romeo is very childlike.
From the very beginning of the play, Benedick and Beatrice’s attitude toward each other is a superb representation of this theme of deceit. The two menacingly fight with each other; both determined to better the other. In this “merry war” of witty insults, they are both deceiving themselves into believing they feel nothing for one another. This self-deception becomes even more obvious in masked ball scene, Act 2, Scene 1, in which Shakespeare uses physical deception by having Benedick disguise himself at the party. Benedick’s desire to know what Beatrice truly thinks of him is a sign of the love he feels for her, yet has chosen to not yet acknowledge it, even to himself.
In the context of the play, her choice of an alter ego contributes to a continuum of sexual possibilities. Identity is a major concept of Belonging as a sense of identity, reveals to us a sense of place and belonging. There are physical changes in identity as Rosalind is disguised as Ganymede, in which, this disguise shows strong homosexual connotations ‘I’ll have no worse a name than Jove’s own page; And therefore look you call me Ganymede.’ Celia also has a double identity, playing as Aliena, Ganymede’s sister. Rosalind’s different and alternative choice in disguises is important, as Ganymede is a symbol of homosexual love. She uses her Ganymede identity as her alter ego throughout the play.
Why does Iago hate Othello? Go deep on this one Iago’s gay and loves Othello From the beginning Shakespeare sets up Emilia and Iagos rocky relationship. “You rise play, and go to bed to work,” Iago is completely degrading and twisted toward women. Emilia responds to Iago by saying “You shall no write my praise.” Iago portrays strong negative feelings toward women which is portrayed through his actions. Iago’s murder of Emilia could also come from the general hatred of women that he displays.
The play demonstrates that state and patriarchal power is enforced not only physically, but by aesthetic means. We understand by aesthetic means whats concerns to the art and beauty. In this play sexual passion and the need for individual liberty are always transformed to an imaginary artistic level. The second case we can find in theAmazon Hippolyta who expressed her rejection about her marriage with the Duke Theseus. But the violence of the Theseus conquest over Hippolyta was to be turned into beauty, aestheticised.
Jealousy is personified as a monster. Jealousy 6: When Iago tells Othello of the handkerchief, he has the evidence necessary to prove Desdemona's unfaithfulness. It is now that the jealousy sinks deep into Othello's soul and starts to vividly destroy his psyche. Jealousy 7: Bianca, Cassio's common lover, also becomes sick with jealousy. She sees the planted handkerchief in Cassio's room and believes him to also have taken a lover.
Rather she is sensual and dark-haired, played by the actress, Irene Jacob. Although Shakespeare's Othello says "she loved me for the pains I have suffered," this Desdemona, speaking in heavily accented English, rather conveys the full measure of erotic chemistry that can precipitate a sudden elopement. With this is mind, the audience already witnesses a hint of the contrasting value of the play, mirrored well and in fact improved by the film. The movie begins with the image of Othello lifting a black and