Petruchio, a wealthy and unmarried gentlemen from Verona, wishes a wife. Katherina is incredibly ill tempered and somewhat childish, however her large dowry is an irresistible temptation to Petruchio and he marries her against her vicious protests; however, due to her unfavourable temperament, he soon finds everything about her displeasing(?) and begins to ‘tame the shrew’. This taming is unconventionally achieved by (and so adequately described as) "kill[ing] a wife with kindness" (4, 1, 174). “I pray you, husband, be not so disquiet.
King Lear, who is the main focus of the play, is the most stubborn of all the characters. Lear is seen through much of the play as the king in search of knowledge, who does not know himself. He has been so accustomed to having people tell him what he wants to hear, that when his youngest daughter tells him the truth, he cannot handle it. He thinks she is an ungrateful child that does not love him. On the other hand, his two eldest daughters who know exactly how to cater to him to get what they want, smother him with false praise and admiration.
However, the first deception happens at the party when Don John, Don Pedro’s evil illegitimate half-brother, tells Claudio that Don Pedro is double crossing him. Claudio is quick to believe this and becomes angry until Don Pedro goes to him and gives him Hero as his betrothed. Beatrice and Benedick are constantly bickering with one another in a battle of wits stating that they hate each other. However, they are not very convincing of
Only a giant and a strong-willed person can go through huge mountains and face wraths of the oceans, forest and conquer them all. That is what heroes do in life. They go through struggles and come out very strong. To conclude, Enkidu can be considered as a hero but Gilgamesh’s actions, his works contradicts that of Enkidu’s which makes many writers and readers proclaim Gilgamesh as the true hero in the story. Heroes do extraordinary things on their journeys to be crown as one.
Lord Henry’s obsession with Dorian leads Dorian to a life full of immoral activities such as drugs, meaningless sex, and the murder of famed artist and friend, Basil Hallward. Dorian explores these sensations as he looks to feel something real, but his entire life now revolves around his appearance and his state of self-denial. “Lord Henry Wotton is perfectly right. Youth is the only thing worth having. When I find that I am growing old, I shall kill myself,” (Wilde Chapter II) throughout the novel, Lord Henry influences Dorian’s decisions to be a pleasure seeker, to date only the elite, and to act in an high class manner.
“To be or not to be, that is the question; whether’ tis nobler in the mind to suffer...” (Shakespeare Act 3, Scene 1). This quotation proves Hamlet becomes inferior to others and the environment through his madness, causing him to express himself explicitly towards others. Hamlet’s madness not only causes his loved ones lives but it allows his “end” to come because he accepts every challenge from his opponent. Hamlet’s madness not only affects him but Ophelia, who is mentally torn apart by Hamlet. Ophelia was once flawless, but since her encounter with Hamlet she has fallen into the same madness and wants to kill herself.
This shows Macbeth ambition gave him the desire to maintain his power by any means necessary if even that meant killing a loyal friend , which he did in getting Banquo killed. Macbeth vaulting ambition also has a strain on his relationship with his wife. Lady Macbeth is no longer the more ambitious person in the play. Macbeth ambition has now led to him making decesions on his own , no longer consulting Lady Macbeth. Meanwhile Lady Macbeth nows feel neglected by Macbeth causing her to suffer from depression.
In Tennessee Williams' play A Streetcar Named Desire, main antagonist, Stanley Kowalski, can be described as an unrefined alpha male. Unlike the other characters, which we have somewhat of a background on, we only have his every day actions and words to judge him upon. The conflict of the play arises when Mrs. Kowalski’s sister, Blanche stays at their flat. Stanley's defining actions in the play all stem from his hatred for Blanche, who he sees as a threat to his normal way of living life and his relationship with his wife. What Stanley wants more than anything is for his world to go back to the way it was before Blanche arrived and he is willing to do anything in order for that to happen, even destroy her.
Desperate to give his daughter away to the highest bidder at all cost, Geronte begins to employ the services of the best physicians in town. The condition of Sganarelle and Martine his wife is an appalling wife-husband situation. For one, Sganarelle is a drunk and panel beater. He is a tight fisted man who will not take care of family needs, so he always finds himself haggling with his wife. In Sganarelle’s often hysterical encounters with his wife, he resorts to punching her.
It’s obvious he wants to punish his brother and co-conspirators for what they did to himself and Miranda, yet he is a just man, and as his plan unravels, an unforeseeable event takes place, prompting Prospero to change his game plan a little. Miranda and Ferdinand fall rapidly in love and wish to marry. This certainly seems to throw everything off kilter for Prospero, who thought he had everything in control up until that point (III.i.92-96):