Friar Lawrence affects the action of Romeo and Juliet by marrying Romeo and Juliet, helping Romeo escape Verona safely, and helping them reunite by giving Juliet a sleeping potion to fake her death. In Act II scene III, Friar Lawrence says, “For this alliance may so happy prove/ To turn your households’ rancor to pure love (II, iii, 94-95).” This means that Friar Lawrence will agree to marry them, but only because he hopes their marriage will end the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues. In Act III scene III, Friar Lawrence says, “Either be gone before the watch be set,/ Or by the break of day disguis’d from hence./ Sojourn in Mantua; I’ll find out your man,/ And he shall signify from time to time/ Every good hap to you that chances here (III,iii,171-175).” This quote states the plan that Friar Lawrence made to help Romeo escape Verona and keep him updated on what happens there. In Act IV scene II, Friar Lawrence says, “There’ll be no warmth or breath to prove that you’re alive. / The color in your lips and cheeks will fade/ to pale ashes; your eyelids will close/ like death when he shuts up the last day of your life (IV, ii, 100-103).” In this quote, he is describing the effects of the potion he will give Juliet to fake her death.
However, the love remains alive–eternal–because the souls of the lovers remain united. The death of a beautiful woman is a common theme in Poe’s writing. Familiar Motif: Romeo and Juliet Like Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the narrator and Annabel Lee are both very young when they fall deeply in love. In addition, like
Though there are many characters Friar Lawrence is most to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence marries Romeo and Juliet with no one knowing that these two foes are now husband and wife. Friar Lawrence states, “To turn your households’ rancor to pure love “(II.iii.92). The Friar thought it would be a good idea to marry them so both their families could stop hating each other and maybe start to like each other by having Romeo and Juliet married. Friar Lawrence tells Romeo, “Wisely and slow.
I’ll make you quiet; what! – Cheerly, my hearts!’’ (Shakespeare 1.5.96-97). That’s where love story of Romeo and Juliet begins because they’ve met each other at the Capulet’s party. Lord Capulet should have paid more attention to Juliet's wishes and listened to her opinion rather than to be friends with Paris. He forced her to marry Paris “But fettle your fine joints ’gainst Thursday next To go with Paris to Saint Peter’s Church” (Shakespeare, 3.5.172-173).
ENGL 1111 October 30th 2011 ANALYSIS OF ACT 3, SCENE 1, LINES 48-59 – THE TEMPEST The speakers in this passage are Miranda and Ferdinand and here we see Miranda telling Ferdinand of her innocence. The play has to make an effort to overcome the implausibility of this courtship to make Miranda look like something more than Prospero’s puppet and a fool for the first man she sees. Shakespeare accomplishes this by showing Ferdinand in one kind of servitude in which he must literally and physically humble himself as he talks earnestly about another kind of servitude, in which he gives himself wholly to Miranda. The fact that Miranda speaks of a similar servitude of her own accord, that she remembers her father’s “precepts” and then disregards them, and that Prospero remains in the background without interfering helps the audience to trust this meeting between the lovers more than their first meeting in Act I, scene ii. This further enhances the theme of Masters and Servants which is visible throughout the play.
The first appearance of karma happens here in this part of the play. Prospero is the older brother of Antonio; while he was the Duke of Milan, Antonio deeply took to studying literature. He then teamed with Alonso to banish his older brother from Milan and take over. He then abandoned Prospero and the three year old Miranda to sea, where
In both plays Shakespeare explores the ideas of love at first sight, everlasting love, love being able to overcome anything and lust. Both Plays contain similar ideas and themes however since "Romeo And Juliet" is categorised as a tragedy and "The Merchant Of Venice" is described as a 'problem play' there are some key differences in their presentation. The context in which love develops also appears to have a major influence on the nature of this love. Shakespeare uses a variety of different techniques including oxymoron, sonnets and vivid imagery in his presentation of love which in turn helps to create an intimate relationship between the characters. Some may argue however that the theme of 'true love' is not presented between the main characters.
Euripides questions the Greek ideal woman and her characteristics. Euripides wrote against the norm of Ancient Greek writing when writing this play. The theme of justice verses revenge was very prominent in Medea. Medea goes to great lengths to seek revenge on her ex-husband Jason after he left her and her kids to poverty in a foreign country so that he could then get married to the King’s daughter in Corinth. Not only did Jason do that, but his soon to be father-in-law King Creon demands that Medea and her children leave at once or after she persuades him after a day.
More metaphors follow in lines three and four as Anne Hathaway recalls their lovemaking; she expresses the notion that Shakespeare would 'dive for pearls', and she describes the sweet words he said to her as 'shooting stars' that landed on her lips when he kissed her. From line five to line ten Duffy uses imagery in a fascinating way that relates directly to the fact that Shakespeare was a writer. Anne sees her body as 'a softer rhyme to his ... now assonance', assonance being a figure of speech in which the same vowel sound is repeated. Then follows the charming personification of his touch, portrayed as 'a verb dancing in the centre of a noun', giving a feeling of grace and delicacy. Anne says that she sometimes dreamed that Shakespeare had 'written' her, wishing that she herself were part of his artistic creation.
When the play began it seemed as though Theseus was going to be a very heartless and cruel character throughout the book. "For you, fair Hermia, look you arm yourself to fit your fathers will, or else the law of Athens yields you up to death." (Shakespeare 15). In this sense he tells a girl that if she marries against her fathers will, she will be punished to death. When he talks it is never cruel or harsh tone, but the content can be strict and severe.