A Midsummer Night’s Dream Character: Hippolyta (The Duke’s wife/Queen) Idea: Hippolyta talks from her point of view about Hermia being forced to marry Demetrius because of her father and Theseus’ decision. SCRIPT This isn’t justice, not right at all, why is he doing this to the poor girl. Of course I have no say in the “Duke’s” decision but these young people have the right to be with whoever they wish to be with just like Theseus and I. I mean what kind of cruel and unfair punishments are these, I couldn’t believe it. Having to marry someone else while loving another and if not that, becoming a nun or having to die! This is not what I believe in, at all!
Lord Capulet was in dismay when Juliet repudiated marrying Paris, that she only longed for true love. He gave her the option of marrying Paris and if she did not then he
I did love you once. (III.i.111-115) Hamlet promised to marry Ophelia after he took her innocence. He then began to mistreat her and finally … left her. When Hamlet realizes Ophelia’s father caught him in a trap he becomes furious. In fact he becomes so angry that he tells Ophelia that he never loved her and that instead of marrying she should go to a nunnery rather then pass on her genes to children.
Firstly, Friar Laurence married Romeo and Juliet knowing that their families hated each other and that it could end very poorly (Shakespeare 944-45). Friar knew this was a bad idea, but he continued with it and married the two. However, if he did not do this he would never be in trouble and Romeo and Juliet would then have to get married the ordinary way, thus, letting both families know. Next Friar decides to give Juliet a vial which will put her in a death-like state and sends a letter to Romeo about the plan, but it does not get to him (Shakespeare 993-1012). If Friar Laurence did not give Juliet the vial, Romeo would not kill himself because he thinks Juliet is dead.
‘Good Capulet, which name I tender as dearly as my own.’ The audience know the reason why Romeo won’t fight Tybalt, which is because Romeo and Juliet are now married. ‘The reason that I have to love thee.’ The audience know that Romeo must love Tybalt because they are now related. The other characters did not know about the wedding and are confused by what Romeo is saying. The dramatic irony in this scene makes it such an intense scene to watch. It is also a significant scene because it leads to Mercutio fighting Tybalt and Mercutios death.
Hero strongly believes in marriage and love, unlike her cousin Beatrice. Beatrice is much more outspoken than Hero, especially on the subjects of love and marriage. She is always saying how she highly disapproves of both. After being deceived to think that Hero is cheating on him, Claudio publicly states that she is no longer pure and is no longer worth marrying at their wedding ceremony. It is here where Hero ties to the theme.
Year 10 Coursework Assignment - Romeo and Juliet “In Act 3 Scene 5, Lord and Lady Capulet insist that Juliet must marry Paris not knowing that she is already married to Romeo. How does Shakespeare make us feel increasingly sympathetic towards Juliet in this scene?” Romeo and Juliet, blinded by their passionate young love, could not have imagined the gravity of their decision to get married. The relationship, initiated in secrecy would be confronted by constant challenges and troubles. Each being a member of enemy families, fighting over an “ancient grudge”, their marriage could’ve never been accepted or publicly announced as they’d both dishonour their families and consequently lose their lives. In the scene following their marriage, we feel increasingly sympathetic towards Juliet as she faces Lord and Lady Capulet, who are insisting in marrying her to Paris “early next Thursday”.
This situation made it more difficult for Juliet and Romeo to be together. In the short story Marriage is not a private affair by Chinua Achebe, has a similar concept that occurs between Romeo and Juliet. Nnaemeka has a problem with his father, which is his father disowning him for marrying another women, Nene, instead of following through the arranged marriage with Ugoya Nweke. Nnaemeka feels that he should be married to Nene because he loves her. He would go as far being disowned by his father just to be with Nene.
This idea can be seen through King Oedipus when it is revealed to Oedipus that he has married his biological mother. Even though he did not intentionally condone this action he feels as though he has betrayed the natural trust one would have with his own mother. Although there was a shift in trust resulting from this incest action, this is problematic in Oedipus’s case as neither characters intended on action to occur. Instead this moral lesson would portray the idea that fate is predetermined and can never be controlled. This can be compared to Hamlet when the distrust between Hamlet and his mother occurred intentionally.
Poor Charles Kingshaw had lose hope of not having to go to school with Edmund, was stricken with envy and resentment over his mother, Helena Kingshaw, favoring a stranger’s son more than her own. At this point, Edmund Hooper had not only got the favor of Charles’s mother, but power, more than ever, drenched from Charles Kingshaw’s resentment towards him and countering it using both Helena Kingshaw and Josheph Hooper’s ignorance as his shield. The quote “She is my mother, he had thought, mine” shows Charles’s materialistic and furious side, driven by the lack of time spent with Helena and Edmund’s pressure to sin Charles for everything, ever since the start of the story. Also, the following quote,”…Because he knew in truth that he did not care much about her…” infers about Charles Kingshaw’s thought about the matter for a change. The quote reflects on the case as a whole to prove Charles’s neglects upon the situation he had been oppressed in up until now, when what is thought the only object he has some power upon had been lost.