William Shakespeare establishes Benedick’s character by using diction and imagery to show his changed viewpoint on marriage. Benedick is strongly opinionated and rarely ever let’s his guard down when it comes to feelings or love. After he overhears that Beatrice is in love with him, he ponders what to do. The characterization is established through diction, “And wise, but for loving me; by my troth it is not addition to her wit, nor no great argument of her folly, for I will be horribly in love with her!” (II.3.235-237). He is saying that is might not be wise for loving him, but he swears it won’t be stupid for he is going to be “horribly” in love with her.
He wishes she could eventually become his wife because she is beautiful and compassionate. Suspicion arises at the end of the opening scene when we are introduced to Don John. He claims to have reconciled with Don Pedro, however he does not say much the entire scene. His silence reveals that he may be plotting something malicious in the near future. Overall, the opening scene helps provoke a reader’s curiosity and add drama to the
In spite of this, throughout the play it is evident that Hamlet truly loved Ophelia and that she was important to him through the letters he sent her, how he responds to her when they are alone, his reaction to her betrayal, and his declaration of love at her funeral. In the play, Hamlet sends letters to Ophelia revealing his true feelings about her. “Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move, Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love” (Act 2. Scene 2. Shakespeare).
Whereas the rhyme is used in 'To His Coy Mistress' to create a comic edged persuasion, the rhyme found in Ghazal is linked to the poetic form. The Ghazal is an ancient form of Arabic love poetry which follows a strict pattern that includes the rhyme detailed above. Khalvati's use of this ancient form of poem suggests that the love felt by the speaker is both timeless and unending. Like 'To His Coy Mistress', the narrator seeks sexual gratification from their lover, but rather than use humour to persuade they are using an ancient poetic form which suggests their love is timeless.This is a direct contrast to the desperate lack of time felt by the narrator in 'To His Coy Mistress', who laments that there
Alternatively, it could mean that their love is so strong that it causes a change to the rhythm of the poem, as it conquers time. “To His Coy Mistress” is similar to this; it’s made up from rhyming couplets like “grow” and “slow” throughout the whole poem, which I think, is because the poem is meant to persuade his lover to sleep with him. The rhyming makes it sound witty and well-constructed; so the woman can understand it more easily and is more likely to want to sleep with him. However, like “Hour”, it contains some half rhyme “lie” with “eternity” and “try” with “virginity”. This is found in the second premise which is aimed at being realistic- the poem starts off with “but”- and the truth is often
He uses persuasion at the start of the poem, but then starts charming his mistress by saying he’ll love her once they have sexual intercourse. One of the most obvious similarities between both poems are that they both have a male narrator. Both poems are also similar as they both contain lines about death. In Sonnet 116, Shakespeare is saying that if its true love what someone is going through then they shall love someone even until they die. “but bears it out even to the edge of doom” He is really saying, that no matter what happens through life, you shall love that person unconditionally even when they die.
In contrast, the speaker of Robert Herrick’s poem, “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time,” urges virgins to marry, to make a lasting commitment in which love plays a vital role. Comparing these poems reveals differences between love and lust. Despite the contrasting depictions of love and lust, both poets portray the underlying theme of carpe diem which means “seize the day”. Carpe Diem means that time should not be wasted and that you should make the most out of time. As a result, both poems focus on the theme of taking advantage of one's youth, they are both written from a male's perspective in trying to get his lover to take advantage of her youth before she loses it.
Introduction Capulet is protective to his daughter because he wants the best for her; he respects her as long as she respects him. He cares for her, he shows discipline to her. This quote suggests “my child is yet a stranger in the world, she hath not seen change of fourteen years; Let two more summers wither in their pride, ere we may think her ripe to be bride.’’ This quote proves he cares for Juliet he doesn’t want Juliet to marry early because he thinks that she is still young to marry Paris and he thinks that she isn’t out of childhood yet to be a bride. He is also sometimes interfering, commanding, controlling, very violent person with a short temper. This quote conveys “Hang thee,
Newt, on the contrary, keeps telling her “I never know what’s going to happen next”. He’s living in the present, enjoying his current state of mind and soul, but she’s living in the future, because women, as a rule, need stability in a more degree (to a greater degree), than men. But as the famous proverb says: opposites usually attract each other. This story is not an exception. Newt comes with only one mission – to reveal his feelings to his beloved, but he appears not in time (appears too late?)
Romeo is praising Juliet directly while persona in Sonnet 18is praising his love to his lover. From this to bring the message of how much love towards his lover. For me, as a teenage girl, the direct praise will make me feel like a fish out of water, also the worst enemy of beauty is time, especially for girls. Therefor, persona of Sonnet 18 expressions of love touches me more as beauty may fade but the perfect beautiful sides can still live on through a persona’s memory or words of poem. This love is not only for himself, but the eyes of