Don Pedro and Don John are both deceivers but while Don Pedro’s deceptions come from his desire to bring the lovers together, Don John’s deceptions derive from jealousy and spite. Don John, being the main antagonist, is made to be born outside of wedlock. Modern audiences watching this play may not understand why his character is the outsider that he is but Elizabethan audiences would understand that children born out of wedlock were largely presumed to be naturally evil. This is apparent in the language that Don John’s character uses because he often uses words that connote violence and death when plotting with his followers, Conrade and Borachio, to sabotage Hero and Claudio’s marriage. When inquiring how he could do this Don John describes what he wants as ‘the death of this marriage’ and in reply Borachio, his accomplice, says they will ‘misuse the Prince’, ‘vex Claudio’, ‘undo Hero’ and ‘kill Leonato.’ Although their words are not literal and they’re not really going to ‘kill’ Leonato, using words such as ‘death’ give very negative connotations and make the character sound like the villain he is.
Not much time passed before he slew his son Marcius without hesitation for stealing Lavinia away from the emperor and standing in Titus’s way when he tried to go after her. Towards the end of the play, Titus kills his daughter Lavinia for the shame of being raped. Both murders show that Titus values dignity, honor, and the emperor over his own children, as well as the obvious and now deplorable ability
· The friar only married Romeo and Juliet because he wanted to end the family fued. ''ancient grudge''- 'Three civil brawls bred of an airy word, by thee, old Capulet, and Montague.' In one respect I'll thy assistant be; For this alliance may so happy prove, To turn your households' rancour to pure love. · Romeo killed Tybalt because he killed Mercutio but this only happened because Tybalt hated Romeos family due to the old fued. So if there wasn't a feud then Tybalt wouldn't have killed Mercutio, Romeo Tybalt and as a result Romeo wouldn't have been exiled.
Garcia Marquez uses dramatic action to highlight this belief. When the news breaks loose that Angela had lost her virginity before marriage, her brothers and her mother beat her, trying to extort the name of her “perpetrator”. It was therefore up to the Vicario brothers to restore it, as the “boys were brought up to be men” (31) in their culture. This meant murdering Santiago Nasar, the man deemed responsible for her deflowering. It becomes clear, however, that the Vicario brothers wouldn’t have committed the crime if not for the cultural pressures imposed on them, as Garcia Marquez effectively uses dialogue to illustrate this.
This is Macbeth’s first taste of spontaneous killing and is the beginning of a long chain of murders and deceptions. After this, Macbeth decides to kill his best friend, Banquo and his son. He is threatened by the prophesies the witches gave to Banquo, even though Banquo has not acted upon them. This is where Macbeth’s mind becomes overtaken with evil, which is important as this evil is what forces Macbeth through the rest of his life without giving up. Another event which is important in the downfall of Macbeth is when he sees the ghost of Banquo.
Caliban, with the assistance of Stephano and Trinculo, plans to murder Prospero for making him his slave. These three aspects of the story guide the reader or audience through the play and towards the unifying conclusion. Prospero is the rightful Duke of Milan and brings most of the other characters to the island to exact his revenge, something that he would not do under most circumstances. At the beginning of the play, he tells his daughter Miranda that “[Her] father was the Duke of Milan and / A prince of power.” (1.2. 54-55), but he had been ousted by his brother with the assistance of the King of Naples.
In this play, the Queen of the Goths, Tamora seeks revenge against Andronicus family when they show no mercy and murder her sons. In the same way, Titus Andronicus who is a famous general in Rome seeks revenge against Tamora and the emperor of Rome, Saturninus for murdering his sons. In addition to this, Tamora’s sons, Demetrius and Chiron shows no mercy to Titus’s daughter, Lavinia which opens themselve upto revenge. Therefore, in Titus Andronicus, William Shakespeare demonstrates that when justice and mercy fail, revenge flourishes. In his play, Shakespeare shows that when the well-known general of Rome, Titus, does not show mercy to Tamora’s eldest son, Alarbus, one of his Goth war prisoner, Tamora then seeks revenge.
“Who would have thought the old man had so much blood in him?” (pg. 154, Cooney) this quote shows the queen confessing about her killing Duncan because she was greedy and wanted the kingdom to be hers. She ended up dying later in the book because of the consequences for killing people in order to gain power. 3. Rhetoric: Pathos- “The sobbing of his little girl would only prove how ccompletely he had failed.” (pg 46, Cooney) is pathos becauses it showing how Mary’s father wouldn’t die while seeing his daughter crying.
They however succeeded in killing their own flesh and blood and took over their throne. In both films the deceased kings come via apparition and communicate with their sons. The sons then get revenge for their father and kill their uncle. Each character parallel to another character from each film : King Hamlet Sr.- Mufasa, Hamlet Jr.- Simba, Claudius - Scar, Nala – Ophelia, Gertrude –Sarabi and last but not least Rosencrantz & Guildenstern – Timon & Pumba. The two movies differ in a lot of ways too.
He speaks of how only the deaths of two star crossed lovers will break the violence, although it is said in a way that will not be noticed by those viewing the play for the first time. Plays in Shakespeare’s time were viewed many times, as it was the only available source of entertainment. Romeo and Juliet, sometimes referred to as the most tragic love story of all, is a story of young love between two people in families engaged in a deadly feud. The families fight in public at the start of the play, resulting in a death penalty from prince Escales if the peace of Verona is disturbed again. Meanwhile, Romeo, the son of Lord Montague, gatecrashes a masquerade ball hosted by Lord Capulet in honour for a potential marriage between his daughter Juliet and a wealthy man named ‘Paris’.