Romeo is talking in paradoxes; he does this to emphasize that love is confusing. He says that love is everything except for what it actually is. Since Romeo thinks that he is in love although no one loves him, love can be two things that are opposites at the same time. Although Romeo is happy to be in love, he does not like the thought of love itself because if no one loves him back, love will become more confusing. Romeo is hopelessly in love with Rosalind which he explains when he says, "I am too sore enpiercèd with his shaft To soar with his light feathers, and so bound, I cannot bound a pitch above dull woe.
Then they meet, fall in love and get married. Romeo is more impulsive and doesn’t think where Juliet is smarter about and thinks about things. But in the end love and fate triumphs and they die for each other causing their ancient family feud to
In the book Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, the entire plot of the play stems from multiple tricks that characters play on each other. Shakespeare is suggesting that tricking people is not right or wrong, for the outcome of the tricks can be beneficial or destructive, or just plain harmless. One example of how deception might be bad is when Don John, bitter about being the “backup Prince,” used trickery to get revenge. When he learned about Claudio’s feelings for Hero and their plan to marry, he was provided with great opportunity to strike everybody at once. Don John decided to spoil Claudio’s love for Hero and sabotage their marriage.
Similarly in The Duchess of Malfi, when the Duchess’ attempt to deceive her brothers and conceal her marriage leads to her death. However self-deception is also a recurrent theme in both of the plays, in Othello, it can be argued that Othello’s self- deception proves just as destructive as Iago’s, as by deceiving himself of his true nature and labelling himself as “one not easily jealous,” he continually supresses his feelings of inner turmoil until he breaks under the influence of Iago. F R Leavis agreed with this stating, “The mind that undoes [Othello] is not Iago’s but his own.” The role of deception would be nowhere near as essential to the play without the influence of Iago; described by AC Bradley as the “artist of evil” his ruthless manipulation of the other characters in the play ensures not only the destruction of Othello, but his own. Self- deception plays a crucial role within Othello and The Duchess of Malfi; it allows the audience to see further into the characters personality and gain a deeper understanding of them as a character. Othello himself is the most palpable example of self- deception within the plays as from when the audience is first introduced to him in Act One Scene Two, he believes
Although the love Romeo and Juliet share is ‘love at first sight’, as the play progresses Juliet's love for Romeo develops into true romantic love - she loves him despite him being a Montague. However, even this kind of love results in being unrequited, as both die for their love at the end of the
She deliberately follows through with her marriage to Edgar Linton, despite her open proclamations of love for Heathcliff, with whom she grows up and loves irrevocably, only to unceremoniously abandon because of his insufficient societal rank. She knows that Heathcliff feels devastated, yet does not believe that she has been disloyal to him. She is too blind to see past her own momentary desires. As a result of her betrayal, Edgar and Heathcliff are tossed into a downward spiral of competition, jealousy, and heartbreak. Edgar loves Catherine unconditionally, but knows he has been rendered second-best to a man for whom she holds deeper affections.
Othello Literature essay Iago’s honest betrayal has left Othello pondering over Desdemona’s faithfulness. Believing the words of “his most honest” friend, Othello is easily succumbs to his insinuations of his wife, Desdemona being unfaithful. Othello’s loss of faith begins when he starts to believe Iago “his most honest” friend, who tells him that Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio. Unknowingly he was falling into Iago’s plan. Iago tells to Othello “every man who is married has an unfaithful wife.
They both love each other however they’re relationship is made difficult when they realise they are enemies “Deny thy father and refuse thy name, and I’ll no longer be a Capulet”. They see no reason as to why they must hate each other, but the rest of the family see it differently “What's in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet”. This is made even more difficult when Romeo and Juliet get married, Tybalt feels insulted that Romeo entered the Capulets ball and wants to fight him (he feels dishonoured and filled with hate) however Romeo will not fight him because they are cousins now and part of the same
Although Friar Lawrence’s intentions were good, his decisions and actions were the sole cause of Romeo and Juliet’s death. Do you agree? Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is the story of two young lovers who fall for one another only to realise that due to the feud their families’ share their love is destined for destruction. With all good intentions the minor character, Friar Lawrence was one of, but not the complete cause of their tragic end. There are three dominant aspects of their deaths, the feud between the two families, Friar Lawrence and most importantly, fate.
Desdemona is Othello’s wife who he is madly in love with and Iago preys upon Othello’s jealous personality and trusting nature to convince Othello of his wife’s infidelity resulting in the ultimate downfall of Othello – death. Othello’s downfall is caused by his own weakness due to his trusting nature and willingness to believe anything he is told. Early in the play, it becomes evident that Othello is blind to Iago’s evil when Iago says “I am not what I am” (I.i,65). This statement foreshadows Othello’s downfall as it is his trust in Iago, which causes it. Othello believes Iago’s lies and always listens to his advice throughout the play.