When Benedick says he does not like the dish, he is being disrespectful not only to Beatrice but to the people of the time. He also states that no woman will be let in to his perfectness until the woman is perfect herself. Benedick loves teasing people but will not accept the fact that people tease him. Shakespeare illustrates benedick in more detail which allows the audience to understand what type of character
For example, in the impossible love between Orsino and ‘Cesario’, Viola’s rather chancy silence creates a number of comical moments, such as mid-way through the play where, when asked what kind of woman Cesario loves, Viola almost lets slip her true feelings “Of your complexion”, “About your years”. Olivia’s love for ‘Cesario’, equally as impossible, also creates humour, in the absurdity that Viola is “the man” which Olivia is in love with! If Viola had not masked herself as Cesario, no love triangle would have arisen: the plot would merely revolve around an unrequited and inoperative love between Orsino and Olivia, and there would be nothing too amusing about that. Therefore, regarding the witty love triangle that is so pivotal in
Cassio is simply a handsome, virile man and this makes Othello jealous. Lago’s own wife Emilia is ignorant of his actions, she will do anything he said because she loves him but Iago always uses her rather than treat her as a woman he truly loves. Iago explains that his hatred of Othello is for choosing Cassio as his officer not him as he had expected. However, after Iago has aroused Othello’s suspicions about his wife’s behaviour, Othello becomes inarticulate and ferocious. Also, this is the first time that Othello, not Iago or anyone, just himself been a negative attention to either his nationality or his age, he feels like he is the outsider of them all.
Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Love is Irrational Love is Irrational. In the play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Love is an Irrational yet a gentle force and it always wins at the end, since the play ends with three marriages. When characters in the play fall in love, it is not determined by their rational awareness but by their irrational subconsciousness. The love presented in the play can be characterised by it act of collaboration between different characters. Romantic love is a lead in the play but as a secondary theme.
Unlike most of the other sonnets which are full of love and praise, Shakespeare’s Sonnet 138 is about a less than perfect relationship which is based on lies and is complicated and difficult, yet “both speakers practice, again and again, a self-deceptive illusion, compulsively complying with it rather than giving it up” (Vendler 294). They continue to flatter each other for the sake of their sexual needs and the persona simply ignores his mistress’s adultery. When we look at the first two lines of the first quatrain, we see that there is a mutual deception. The persona complains that when his lover swears that she is true and faithful to him, he believes her but at the same time knows that she is lying. It is a paradoxical situation and it gets more paradoxical when we see that Shakespeare’s use of the word ‘lie’ perhaps is not a coincidence, as it has both meanings which suit the themes in the sonnet.
It is obvious from all versions of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, written of performed, that the two characters of Romeo and Mercutio share a very close relationship, even though the two friends have highly contrasting personalities. Romeo is a romantic who loves to be in love, and is quite selfish and introverted. Mercutio on the other hand, believes in lust instead of love, and is at his best in the centre of attention. Act 2 Scene 4 is the morning after the Capulet ball where Romeo met Juliet, and is centred on the two friends’ duel of wit. At the start, Mercutio is outwardly wondering where Romeo is, showing that he likes to be in control of his friends.
Leonato then explains the situation to the messenger, stimulating the audience to want to know more about the relationship between Beatrice and Benedick. “There is a kind of merry war betwixt Signor Benedick and her: they never meet but there’s a skirmish of wit between them.” This fiery relationship is confirmed to the audience with Benedick attempting to make a joke. Beatrice immediately picks up on this by trying to put down Benedick; “I wonder that you will still be talking Signior Benedick, nobody marks you”. This is ironic as she is obviously listening intently to what he has to say, even if nobody else is. It is a seemingly unprovoked attack on Benedick however, the audience quickly becomes aware that this is a normal exchange of insults between Beatrice and Benedick and the entire company stops to
Explore how Much Ado draws on and challenges comic conventions. Much Ado About is a play largely based on romantic comedy. Many aspects of the play are funny because of the desire and need shared by characters, to be together, although they each express it in different ways. Although the young lovers Hero and Claudio provide the main storyline through their excelling relationship, the tension between the older, lovers Benedick and Beatrice is what makes Much Ado About Nothing so memorable. Benedick and Beatrice argue with delightful wit, and Shakespeare develops their journey from antagonism to sincere love and affection with a rich sense of humour and compassion.
After conversing with Nick for awhile, George becomes envious of Nick, Nick was young, a teacher of an interesting subject, and a promising young boxer. With listening to all of this George becomes very frustrated and envious of Nick. George and Martha both notice that Nicks wife, Honey,, has been pregnant, but she does not want nay children so she has aborted every single time. Martha also becomes envious but of Honey. She is very jealous that Honey has had the opportunity to have a child and Martha has never had the ability to have a child.
No matter how great he seems as a boy, you know there has to be something terribly wrong with him to make your mother like him so much. While Buddy looks great on paper, Buddy's interactions with Esther reveal him to be at times dumb, oblivious, and just plain pathetic. Buddy is constantly making Esther feel irrational and ignorant in contrast to his conceited sense of superiority and falsely confidence. When Buddy undresses in front of Esther, and Esther compares him to a "turkey gizzard", it's hard not to feel that Buddy sort of deserves to be ridiculed. The way Buddy talks about Esther I think affects her.