489 lines (161-163). That was a line in the book Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare. That quote was said by Romeo in the very beginning of the book because he is so love sick over this girl named Rosaline. Throughout the book Romeo and Juliet, both Romeo and Juliet’s perspective on love changes along with their personalities. 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.
In Maynard Mack’s The World of Hamlet, he suggests that Hamlet is uncertain as to what Ophelia truly is: “the image of innocence and devotion or of the sex for whom he has already found the name Frailty” (197). He argues that if she truly is this image then she has no place in the rottenness that is Denmark, but if she is not what she seems then “a nunnery in its other sense of a brothel” (197) applies to her fully. However, Mack may be overlooking that comments like these found throughout the play paint Hamlet as not only a misogynist, but an extreme one at that. This is the strongest example of misogynistic behavior of a man wanting to control a woman. We have already seen Hamlet express his thoughts about his mother and her marrying “My father’s brother, but no more like my father Than I to Hercules.” (1.2.154-55).
This enforces the idea that unlike Lennie, she is a complex character in the novel. Steinbeck mentioned that Curley’s wife’s voice had a “nasal, brittle quality” which is a clear sign of her flirtatious behaviour. Although her intentions were flirty, the fact that it was described as ‘nasal’ by the author made it obvious that it was unpleasant to the ears. The reaction from George made it clear to the reader that she was an attractive woman, however he was being apprehensive as he “looked away from her and then back”. This contrasts with Lennies reaction as his “eyes moved down over her body” blatantly checking her out.
My Mistress’ eyes are Nothing Like the Sun 1. Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef gg 2. The initial tone of the poem is Satirical and mocking. The poet does not direct the mocking tone at his Mistress, but rather at the world, who seems to believe that women and love is perfect and that no fault can be found with the one you love. The poet gives the impression of repulsiveness when he speaks of his Mistress’s hair and breath (“Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.” “If hair be wires, black wires grow on her head.”) He uses a tone of honesty when describing her unpleasant voice (which he loves to hear) and the way she walks (“I love to hear her speak, yet well I know That music hath a far more pleasing sound;” “My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground.” He uses nature’s beauty to describe her complete imperfection in comparison to nature.
Rosaline is unobtainable, just like Juliet was at first. Romeo's words for his love for Rosaline are very insincere and he discusses his love for Rosaline using sad language "Aye me sad hours seem long", "In sadness, cousin, I love a woman." When Benvolio asks who he loves, Romeo does not give a straight answer but instead complains that she does not return his love "From Love's weak childish bow she lives uncharmed."
Jazmyne De-Heer Ms.Petrone EDG 2D1 Tuesday February, 28, 2012 “Lessons of Love” In the short story “Lessons of Love” by Judith Ortiz Cofer, the narrator is not in love with boy but instead obsessed with him because she only loved him for his good looks. In the beginning of the story, the narrator explains the appearance of her secretive love: “I first saw him in the hall…He looked extraordinarily like a young Marlon Brando – down to the ironic little smile” (36). The narrator has nothing to say about his personality, which is mainly a reason why a person would fall in love with somebody. The narrator shows the readers that the boy is a very attractive male and she has stared at every feature of his face to know that he looks like a young Marlon Brando down to just his “ironic smile”. The narrator
• In this sonnet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning wishes for her lover, Robert Browning to love her genuinely and unconditionally, and not superficially. This is interpreted through the line “Do not say I love her for her smile ... her look ... her way Of speaking gently ... for a trick of thought That falls in well with mine ...” • She also does not want him to love her out of pity, for she is in physical as well as emotional pain. “Neither love me for Thine own dear pity wiping my tears dry!” • E.B.B’s intention in this specific poem is to express the way she wants Robert Browning to love her. This suggests that Robert Browning’s affection towards her is not strong enough, nor believable. The reason for his lack of affection may be because E.B.B is being too demanding and obstinate of her own perspectives of what love is and how she would like to be loved.
Her love is inauthentic in the way she loves, due to viewing her lover, being godlike, this is inauthentic in the sense that no man is godlike. A woman priding herself over this method of love is eventually disappointed due to her male partner not submitting to her needs. For example the woman’s desire for the man to only care for her, while she expects him to be independent at the same time
Bradstreet desired for Puritans to admire her writings as they do Guillaume du Bartas. Bradstreet says that with her “wond’ring eyes and envious heart/ Great Bartas’ sugared lines do but read o’er” (128). Anne wants to be like Bartas, but Bradstreet knows that because she is a woman, her works will never be praised like Guillaume’s. Bradstreet is also envious of the Greeks and their literary accomplishments. Bradstreet also shows her insecurity when she says, “Nor can I, like that fluent sweet tongued Greek” (129).
Hermia is in love with Lysander despite the Athenian rules. She cannot understand her own behavior since she has fallen in love and this is evident when she says to Theuses ‘I know not by what power I am made bold’ (act1 scene 1). This quote shows that Hermia does not usually act in this unpredictable way and that love is emotional rather than rational. Love is unpredictable and does not always make sense. This is shown through the conversation between Hermia and Lysander where Shakespeare uses repetition to compare different challenging situations where two people have fallen in love.