But if it were, doubt not her care should be to comb your noddle with a three-legged stool and paint your face and use you like a fool” (I, i, 61-65). Kate threatens her potential suitors just like how Michonne fought off potential groups of people for her to survive with. But they both eventually give in, Kate marries and Michonne finds Rick and the others from the show and joins forces with them. Petruchio’s dominance over kate is very powerful. This is much like how many marriages have the “who wears the pants in the relationship’” effect.
Romeo’s trust in Friar Lawrence as his spiritual advisor is so pure he forgets any thoughts of potential regret. By the end of this interaction Friar Lawrence takes Romeo, and Juliet who has joined them, and insists on marrying them quickly, using the excuse that they cannot be trusted alone with their passion. “Come, come with me, and we will make short work. For, by your leaves, you shall not stay alone till holy church incorporate two in one.” (2, 6, 35) Blinded by their own infatuation, Romeo and Juliet follow the lead of Friar Lawrence. He pushes them into a hasty secret marriage, without the knowledge or permission of their warring parents.
Victoria Okhionkpamwonyi The Tragic Tale of Romeo and Juliet Everybody has two sides to their personality, sometimes good and sometimes bad. In the play Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare does a good job at showing how people’s personalities change depending on what situation they are in. the change in personality of some characters in the play caused the unfortunate fate of Romeo and Juliet. First Romeo made unreasonable decisions impulsively, he was quick to judge. Secondly Juliet was an obedient and respectful child, but when she met Romeo it all turned around.
He let in the girl, and when she left She wasn’t a virgin anymore.” (Act lV, Scene V) She is desperate into being loved and wanting his attention that she has gone mad and has told everyone how she isn't a virgin anymore. This shows how Ophelia’s chaste independence on the men in her life; after Polonious death and Hamlet subsequent exile, she finds abruptly without any of them. This makes a connection with the photograph I took of me laying down with flowers looking back at my innocence and how much i would want to go back and make Hamlet love me again, and make my father listen to me. I am Ophelia in the picture. To be brief, Ophelia’s syndrome comes from 3 super egos that she has which her Masculine voice, men telling her what to do, her libido which is her sexual desire for Hamlet and wanted to be loved and cared for.
Of course MAAN follows Shakespeare’s traditional comedy structure but modern critics have their own agenda that a comedy, being such a complex genre, should conform to. Since the time of the ancient Greeks critics have struggled to define it, Plato described it as a series of events you would ‘blush to practice yourself’. Susan Snyder who writes for the Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare Company, states that - ‘Comedy involves men of middling estate, its perils are small scale, its outcomes peaceful’. This is an excellent summary for the majority of Shakespeare’s plays; however it is not necessarily accurate in relation to MAAN. It is true to say that a comedy involves ‘men of a middling estate’, in MAAN the protagonists share the company of the Prince Don Pedro, and are socially superior to the watchmen such as Dogberry and Verges.
For instance, in the opening of the play, Katharina is very out spoken and aggressive. Men, women and children tremble whenever she comes around, even her father and sister. However, by the end of the play she is presented as being mild and submissive to Petruchio, leading up to her greatest speech, her soliloquy, in the dialogue of the play: “….Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper, Thy head, thy sovereign; one that cares for thee, And for thy maintenance commits his body To painful labor both by sea and land, To watch the night in storms, the day in cold, Whilst thou li’st warm at home, secure and safe; And craves no other tribute at thy hands But love, fair looks and true obedience: Too little payment for so great a debt…” (5.2.108-109). In looking at this outtake of Katharina's speech, it can be seen that she has been tamed by Petruchio's actions throughout the first four acts of the play. It is difficult to take Katharina's message here and say, "She is still the same person."
Analysing Act 2, Scene 1 and Act 4, Scene 3 in “The Taming of the Shrew” will cover various features of the clever language Shakespeare has used in the play, in order for it to appeal to all audiences. This will include humour in the form of sexual innuendo, slapstick comedy and puns because the play is a comedy. I will also point out animal imagery and different 16th century themes Shakespeare has included in the play, some of which still exist today i.e. sexism, men versus women, power and appearance versus reality (what is seen on the surface is not always what is underneath). The main theme that any 21st Century audience will firstly notice is the obvious sexism towards Katherina.
However, Shakespeare presents Benedick’s change in a more positive and light-hearted manner, whilst Macbeth’s change revolves around negativity and wrong-doing as the approach to each individual genre is different, where comedies are humorous and happy, whilst tragedies are gloomy and grief-stricken. INTRO: The opening scene of the play, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, is significant as Shakespeare introduces the genre of the play as a romantic comedy through the comic names given to Benedick and Beatrice by each other. Beatrice nicknames Benedick as “Signor Mountanto”, which uses sexual innuendo expressing their love hate relationship, created by the definition of the word ‘montanto’ (technical term for an upward thrust in fencing). This insulting, but hilarious comment would have only been understood by the Shakespearean audience. Opposing this, Benedick personifies disdain in the form of Beatrice, by calling her “Lady Disdain”, suggesting that she is in fact, the epitome of disdain or contempt.
In the sixteenth century people’s thoughts of sexism were a lot different then peoples today. Shakespeare wrote this play as a comedy. Shakespeare entertained his audience with drama, emotion, comedy, and betrayal. One of the ways he wrote comedies was using crude humor. Which includes sexual humor.
Some of them are good like Desdemona and some are corrupted like Bianca and Emilia. Desdemona is the girl who marries a man who her father does not approve. She marries an outsider even though she knows that when she does this she is going against her family and even against society. In her eyes there is nothing wrong with her marriage and she loves Othello with all of her heart. Her love is pure and sweet and nothing that happens in this play sways that love.