Justice is essential to living an ordered and supportive world as seen through the mistreatment of King Lear by his daughters, the tricks Edmund played on his family, and the eventual deaths of Goneril, Regan, Edmund. The order of the kingdom was destroyed after Lear passed on his power and land too soon. By giving away much of his power before he died, Lear messed up the great chain of being, putting his daughters above him. Lear’s Fool pointed out his mistake in doing so but Lear didn’t listen and therefore didn’t fix the problem before trouble came. “I have used it, Nuncle, e’er since thou mad’st / thy daughters thy mothers; for when thou gav’st / them the rod, and put’st down thine own breeches,” (I iv 176-178).
The King has his daughters compete for their inheritance by judging which one of his daughters can prove to him how much they love him. Now the initial act of betrayal starts with King Lear turning his back on his daughter Cordelia for refusing to have to prove her affection for her father. He immediately disowns her drops his duty as a father. Despite what he did to her, she never stops loving him throughout the play. She is cast into exile while her sisters are appointed power over the land and they begin to rule.
Egeus is angry because his daughter refuses to marry Demetrius, the man of his choice, but is instead in love with Lysander. Egeus accuses Lysander of bewitching his daughter and stealing her love by underhanded means. Agreeing with Egeus, Theseus declares that it is a daughter's duty to obey her father. Hermia demands to know the worst punishment she will receive for disobedience. Death or spending her life in a nunnery comprise Hermia's choices.
Section 1 To understand what led to Hamlets rejection of Ophelia ,it is necessary to analyse the psychological impact on Hamlet state of mind after the death of his father and his mother’s hasty marriage to his uncle. In the first soliloquy he reveals his true feelings regarding his mother’s relationship with his uncle. Hamlets perception of the world has changed and sees the world as “weary, stale, flat and unprofitable.” He compares his life to an “unweeded garden” full of things “rank and gross in nature.” Here he is implying that his life is corrupted and polluted by his mother’s incestuous marriage to his uncle. He feels that this marriage is disgusting revolting and morally wrong. Hamlet longs for death and even considers “self-slaughter.” However he is aware that to commit self-slaughter is a grave sin in the eyes of the “Everlasting.” He describes himself to being “solid” or “sullied” which implies that he himself feels tainted, dirty and polluted due to his mother’s disloyalty.
Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy about a feud between two families, the Capulets and the Montagues. The capulets daughter, Juliet, falls in love with Romeo, who is the son of the Montagues. However, there is no possible way they can truly be in love. For example, they barely know each other, they are too young, and they only like each other for their looks. Romeo and Juliet’s relationship is not even a relationship because they have to sneak around and lie to everybody they love.
Oedipus was married to his mother and he killed his father, so the fate of his kids was not off to a good start. In the play, Sophocles uses Antigone as an example to show the willpower of an individual unaffected by the forced power of the state. First of all, Antigone's dedication to her family, although it does not seem like one, is her tragic flaw. “He is my brother and he is your brother too,”(Prologue, 33). Antigone attempted to convince her sister, Ismene to help her with the unauthorized burial of Polyneices.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Character: Hippolyta (The Duke’s wife/Queen) Idea: Hippolyta talks from her point of view about Hermia being forced to marry Demetrius because of her father and Theseus’ decision. SCRIPT This isn’t justice, not right at all, why is he doing this to the poor girl. Of course I have no say in the “Duke’s” decision but these young people have the right to be with whoever they wish to be with just like Theseus and I. I mean what kind of cruel and unfair punishments are these, I couldn’t believe it. Having to marry someone else while loving another and if not that, becoming a nun or having to die! This is not what I believe in, at all!
By practically imprisoning his wife and demeaning her to a piece of property, he denies her simple rights to life and happiness. Meriaduc acts in the same way as the envious husband when he selfishly reunites the two lovers only to distance them again. Marie’s perspective on selfish love is clear from the first lay due to the fact that the two selfish lovers are effectively punished- the husband loses his wife and Meriaduc brings death upon his people- while Guigemar’s selfless love brings about his ultimate happiness when “he captured and destroyed the castle and
This is for all: I would not, in plain terms, from this time forth Have you so slander any moment leisure As to give words or talk with the Lord Hamlet. Look to't, I charge you. Come your ways. “(1.3.135-144) Ophelia is in love with Hamlet, but it isn’t accepted in her family because her father Polonius and brother Laertes thinks he is a bad influence on her since he is a King and they think all the King wants is to use her for her body and not truly love her. Polonius orders Ophelia to listen to him and not speak to Hamlet.
Hamlet reveals his disgust towards her marriage to his uncle, describing it as morally offensive, “incestuous” and he admonishes his mother’s weaknesses, saying “frailty thy name is woman”. • It is strongly suggested that Gertrude is an adulteress, weak and easily persuaded by physical love and Hamlet feels disappointment, anger and betrayal towards her. In turn, she seems to regret her actions at pivotal points in the play. She realises that it is HER behaviour that has altered her son’s perception of the world and she expresses this aloud to Claudius. She realises this, especially in the ”Closet scene”, when Hamlet “speaks daggers” to her regarding her relationship with Claudius.