well, for the matter of fact all i had to do was make this up and it worked.... i hope. a central motif in the play is trickery or deceit, whether for good or evil purposes. counterfeiting, or concealing one's true feelings, is part of this motif. everyone seems to lie; good characters as well as evil ones engage in deceit as they attempt to conceal their feelings: beatrice and benedick mask their feelings for one another with bitter insults; don john spies on claudio and hero; don pedro and his 'crew' deceive benedick and beatrice. who hides and what is hidden?
Mr Bennet continuously provokes his wife knowing she will take the bait as Mrs Bennet gets easily flustered and aggravated. Mr Bennet intended to visit Mr Bingley all along but teases his wife merely for his own amusement. The opening line of the first chapter ‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife’ this is a particularly poignant statement as it is ironic in terms of its relation to the themes of the novel. Particularly in context with Austen’s own beliefs, Austen subverts seriousness of the acknowledged ‘truth’ with the relative frivolity of subject matter. The topics of ‘fortune’ and ‘wife’ are then related to ‘truth’ which ironically aren’t necessarily related as relationships and money aren’t proven to be honest in Pride and Prejudice.
In the novel The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, there are numerous examples of failed relationships throughout the novel which supports the statement that “love is presented as an unobtainable fantasy”. One example of a failed relationship in The Great Gatsby is the affair between Tom Buchanan and his mistress Myrtle Wilson. Their affair is based on mutual exploitation as Tom uses Myrtle for sex while Myrtle receives gifts and money in return. The fact that Myrtle believes that Tom will leave Daisy and marry her is a clear example of unobtainable love as Tom does not see Myrtle as a person but rather as a sexual object. This is made clean by his degrading treatment of Myrtle at one of their parties, when he breaks her nose for mentioning his wife's name.
Michael Gordon illustrates Jan Marrow falling in love with Brad Allen and keeping her antagonistic telephone 'relationship' with her enemy in “Pillow Talk”, in order to convey that dishonesty can fool an individual into mistaking one’s identity as people can be totally different from who they were once perceived to be. Day and Hudson are a delightful pair and are pure magic. The dynamics of their relationship, whether it is love or hate relationship, are never without that special spark that fuses them together. This movie is truly a charmer, there’s an abundant amount of comedic enlightenment that virtually jumps off the screen and makes the audience laugh. Even a clever split screen technique was used to put them in compromising positions, each in his/her own bed or in the bathtub, talking intimately on the phone.
One of Richards’s skills is the ability to influence the actions on almost all the other characters in the play except for the majority of the women who see him for the villain that he truly is. Richard does this by adopting several personalities that play on the compassionate side of the person he is trying to persuade, for Clarence Richard adopts the personality of the adoring brother who loves Clarence more than life. This is shown when the murderers that Richard has sent to kill Clarence in prison tell Clarence the truth and he still does not believe them saying “Oh, no, he loves me, and holds me dear.” This shows the extent of Richards’s deception that even when faced with the truth Clarence denies it not
The trickery of love plays a proverbial role in “Much Ado About Nothing”. Beatrice and Benedick, having initially an antagonistic view on marriage, are deceived into loving one another, whilst Claudio deceives himself by allowing Don Pedro to woo Hero for him and by believing Don John the Bastard that Hero had been unfaithful the night before they wed. This portrays young Claudio as passive, flippant and inexperienced. The love between Hero and Claudio begins almost immediately when the young soldier Claudio returns from war, realising that he is deeply in love with Hero and wants to ask her father for permission to marry her. It is evident women in the early 1600’s
This is all in order to grasp what he really wants, daisy, she is being lied to which is ironic when she should be the one he is most loyal to if he wants to pursue a relationship with her. Gatsby is introduced through gossip which instantly shows he is a mysterious character, guests say he once ‘killed a man’ or was ‘a spy’, the fact is , everyone talks about him but no one really knows, his identity and past is a myth, the different things people believe influence other people’s views on him too adding to the on-going theme of deception. There are hints all the way through that Gatsby is a fake, like when owl eyes is amazed
He uses and controls others to diminish the psychological wellbeing of Othello. All of the characters in the book trust him including Othello, which makes him more deceitful. In the beginning of the play Iago say’s “I follow him to serve my turn upon him”. This just reinforces the fact that Iago is fraudulent and untrustworthy. Iago also say’s “My lord, you know I love you” which juxtaposes his previous quote “I hate the moor”.
Polonius effectively demonstrates notions of corruption throughout the play. As Polonius himself is corrupt and false he cannot think of others as genuine. In Act 1, Scene 3, Polonius interferes with his daughter’s relationship with Hamlet - doubt’s Hamlet’s integrity, sincerity and affection for Ophelia, “Do not believe his vows” Polonius elucidates his corruption and falsity at the very beginning of Act 2, when he gives Reynaldo money to spy on his own son Laertes’ behaviour in Paris, through devious and indirect methods such as lies, “Inquire... and there put on him what forgeries you please”. Shakespeare’s examination of corruption through the interaction and relationships apparent between Hamlet and Gertrude,
The sentimental elements and the unsentimental malice a livelier, more dramatic impression from their contrast: and the contrast itself makes the dolling life of the play more interesting to an audience. There is plenty in the play to interest men and women of a refined and idle society and plenty more to amuse men and women of a coarser type and as for the idealist and the dreaming lover – they have food enough and to spare. Music and love and high courtesies interchanged in courtly gardens are jollity and practical jokes and a riot of laughter. Although there are a few blemishes in the dramatic technique of Twelfth Night, it is superior in the point of delight and in its comic aspect to the other comedies of Shakespeare. The platonic love is consummately represented in the Derke.