iam writing a comparing essay between romeo and juliet and cathy and heathcliff in wuthuring hights .They are both forbidden loves. Romeo can't be with Juliet because their families are feuding. Heathcliff can't be with catherine because he is looked down upon and catherines brother wouldn't allow it. In Romeo and Juliet a marriage is forced upon her to marry Paris just like catherine in withering heights had to marry edgar...both loveless arranged marriages where the man loved the woman but both Juliet and catherine didnt truly love them back. Lastly, there's the idea of finally finding love after death when Juliet kills herself to be with Romeo in the afterlife after she finds him dead in the family tomb.
This paradoxical statement shows that their love is one of unity rather than opposites. Furthermore, after Catherine’s death, Heathcliff states that instead of relationships being described in complementary opposites, Catherine and Heathcliff's relationship opposes this convention. Author Joyce Carol Oates describes Catherine and Heathcliff as “fatal twins, rather than individuals,” and that their love is “violent and narcissistic.” Following their relationship to the end of the book, their love will crumble apart which shows the destructiveness of love.
The story of ‘The Bloody Chamber’, presents the unusual relationship of Husband and Wife, through the characters of the protagonist and Marquis. The relationship doesn’t represent the typical relationship bound by love for one another; this is clear from the implied admittance of the protagonist, suggesting she doesn’t love her fiancé. When the mother of the heroine asks her if she loves him, the girl replies with: “I’m sure I want to marry him.” The heroine talks of the Marquis wealth, which immediately presents the reader with a marriage of convenience and fortune. Therefore, from the beginning of the short story, the relationship of the Husband and Wife is
In The Taming of The Shrew, Katherina challenges the values and themes of courtship and marriage, dismissing the female etiquette when meeting her suitor. In the Elizabethan Era in which the play is set, a woman allowed herself to be wooed and won over by men who courted her. Katherina flouts this moral behavior in the scene whereby she meets Petruchio. Rather than responding to his request to marriage in the acceptable way of being passive and congenial, Katherina retaliates in a juxtaposing manner. Her boisterousness and hostility is epitomised in the stage direction [She strikes him].
Though they are married, which implies a certain amount of love and a strong relationship, they seem to fail at every part of the stereotypical marriage. But as I explored the play, I realized that both Lawrence and Beverly are complete opposites, and are in fact
Laertes’ advice to his sister, Ophelia is to be careful of Hamlet. He advises her not to fall in love with Hamlet because their love is only temporary and will not last. Laertes warns her that even though Hamlet may love her, “ His greatness weigh’d, his will not his own…” Laertes believes that Hamlet is too high in the monarchy to love Ophelia honorability. Even though Hamlet loves her, his choice of a wife is limited and she may not fit the agreement of Denmark. Laertes tries to caution his sister to “ … Keep within the rear of your affection…” He tells her if she gives into her desire, she will only get hurt in the end.
As I said before in the beginning of the book Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is gloomy and feeling hopeless about love because Rosaline (the women he “loves”) is not going to get married. He says: “She is too fair, too wise, wisely to far, To merit bliss by making
Beatrice expresses her acceptance of Benedick’s love but does not realize the love inside Beatrice exists artificially. Beatrice’s faith in her emotions leaves her vulnerable to any criticism of her love to Benedick. For instance, when Hero commands Margaret to fetch Beatrice, Hero and Ursula purposely allow Beatrice to listen to them to invoke a stronger attraction in Beatrice towards Benedick. Shakespeare allows the first sign of the theme deception to manifests itself within Hero and Ursula’s conversation. Shakespeare aims to project a very harsh form of deception here in order to emphasize the power of deception of love.
There are many similarities to be drawn between the relationships of the protagonists and their spouses, but there also many differences. The traditional roles are reversed and ignored in the start of the play; opposed to Ibsen's A Doll's House (which is the reverse). It's hard to draw comparisons between Torvald and Macbeth, as they are very different characters. Though they are both ambitious, their roles and personalities differ greatly; where Torvald controls in his relationship, Macbeth submits. Shakespeare subverts gender roles like this throughout the play, such as when Lady Macbeth decides her husband is unable to commit the atrocities to sit on the throne and taunts him, insinuating things about his manhood and claiming he has "th' milk of human kindness" (Act 1, 5.15) implying that he isn't strong enough to kill King Duncan.
In both plays Shakespeare explores the ideas of love at first sight, everlasting love, love being able to overcome anything and lust. Both Plays contain similar ideas and themes however since "Romeo And Juliet" is categorised as a tragedy and "The Merchant Of Venice" is described as a 'problem play' there are some key differences in their presentation. The context in which love develops also appears to have a major influence on the nature of this love. Shakespeare uses a variety of different techniques including oxymoron, sonnets and vivid imagery in his presentation of love which in turn helps to create an intimate relationship between the characters. Some may argue however that the theme of 'true love' is not presented between the main characters.