In the classic play Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence plays a major part. Romeo and Juliet trusted him entirely as he was the priest of their town. They turned to the Friar for help and advice at a few crucial points in the play. Little did these two lovers know that their decision to turn to Friar Laurence for help would eventually lead to their deaths. Friar Laurence was responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because he married Romeo and Juliet, he was afraid of committing a sin, and because of his faulty plan for saving Juliet from a marriage to Paris.
The Tempest, by William Shakespeare, expands upon various persuasive elements and techniques which convince characters into making radical choices. This is apparent in Act 2, Scene 1, where Antonio (the Duke of Milan) convinces his friend Sebastian into killing his own brother Alonso (the King of Naples) and the king’s councillor Gonzalo. Antonio’s success in persuading Sebastian can be attributed to his rhetoric, logical thinking, and promises of power.
Act 3 Scene I of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Before Act 3 scene i we know that there are two feuding families, the Capulets and the Montagues. The audience has been told at the start that to resolve this dispute their children, two innocent lovers, must die. The Prince had explicitly told the family that if there is another brawl their ‘lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace’. Romeo a Montague went unwelcome to the Capulets’ ball. Tybalt, a nephew of old Capulet noticed Romeo. He was angry with the order from old Capulet to prevent him acting against his enemy, so sent a letter to challenge Romeo to a duel. Romeo hasn’t yet read this letter; for he was secretly marrying Juliet, the Tybalt arrives and approaches Mercutio. Mercutio almost instinctively acts aggressively but not threateningly. He maintains a sort of comedy in his words. He constantly twists and adds to what Tybalt says ‘Couple it with something make it a word and a blow’. Here we can see that he is
Act III Scene V - This is a very important scene. Select and comment on
In Act III, scene 3 of Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence informs Romeo that the Prince has decided to punish him with banishment from Verona. Instead of feeling joyful of escaping capital punishment, Romeo mourns over the fact that he could never see Juliet again. While the two discuss the Prince's decision, the Nurse arrives and tells Romeo that Juliet is also heartbroken over Tybalt's death. Guilty of hurting Juliet, Romeo threatens to commit suicide. To stop Romeo, the Friar suggests that he and Juliet should consummate their marriage, and afterwards, they can try to get the Prince's pardon. Comforted, Romeo agrees and prepares to see Juliet. As the director, I will ask the three characters to showcase the difference between the youth and
Act 2 Scene 2 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet ‘Act 2, scene 2 is one of the most important scenes in the play. Explain why it is so vital in showing the play’s themes, emotions, characterisation and situation. Focus particularly on how Shakespeare’s stagecraft, imagery and language help to bring out the moral and social significance of the play’ Act 2, scene 2 is a vital scene in Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ because the key themes and issues of love and hate are discussed and explored. The result of this is that the couple decided to marry, a fateful decision, and therefore a key point. This is unexpected, as their families have been feuding for many years. By planning to wed The relationship with the story is that this show that he is willing to disown his family, take up a new name if Juliet will say that she loves him; deny thy father and refuse thy name; or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and I’ll no longer be a Capulet’. The
In act 1 scene 2 of “Hamlet” the character Hamlet speaks his first soliloquy which reveals his innermost thoughts and feelings to the audience. In this soliloquy Hamlet’s unstable state of mind is evident as well as his feelings of despair about his father’s death and his disgust of his mother’s remarriage to his uncle Claudius. Hamlet’s hatred for his uncle is shown through harsh comparisons between Claudius and his late father. This soliloquy takes place after Claudius has begun his reign as king and has addressed the court for the first time but before Hamlet hears about the apparition that Horatio and the guards have seen. Hamlet’s character and personality are shown in this soliloquy through the use of classical imagery, diction and
William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has been adapted into several films, but the film that properly demonstrates the mood of Act 2, scene 2 is Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 version.
Re-creating Hamlet in comic form was an interesting way to study the play as well as get more of an understanding. For my comic, I chose to do act III scene 4 where Hamlet kills Polonius. Incorporating different conventions of graphic novels, as well as including original quotations from the
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Act III Scene 3 of Othello reflects the true mastery of Shakespearean plays that transcends throughout history. Shakespeare asserts sentence structure, topics and themes, reveals the scene’s purpose, and depicts the importance of Iago as a character in this scene.
The racism portrayed in the scene where the white, middle class couple was walking down the street and the women saw two black men; and she immediately grabbed her husbands arm for comfort was the first sign of discomfort and fear. Bullock, grabbed her husbands arm, because she automatically stereotyped the two men, thinking they would harm her. Grabbing on to her husbands arms was a sense of safety for her. One of the black men is enraged, by the feeling of being considered a “bad” man because he’s black in a white neighborhood. While Bullock feels threatened by the two men, who simply by their looks of being black. The reason why the one particular black man becomes frustrated is because he feels as though he is constantly put down, belittled
Acts two through three of The Tempest deal with everyone on the island attempting to have power. The plans mainly are made involving murder or marriage and are based off the separated groups of the shipwreck thinking everyone is dead.
The moment Sebastian enters the stage and is mistaken for his twin sister Viola, he is promptly engaged into a duel with Sir Andrew and proposed to by Olivia. Olivia asks him to marry him thinking that he is Cesario. Sebastian says, "Or I am mad, or else this is a dream / Let fancy still my sense in Lethe steep / If it be thus to dream, still let me sleep" (59-61). He is confused with the sudden duel and the marriage proposal but it seems he is not complaining. The mistaken identity and gender uncertainty is all explained in the last scene when Olivia finds out that she did not marry Cesario. Orsino discovers that Cesario is really Viola and that she is in love with him and Antonio finds out that Sebastian did not really betray him. Everyone has to look back at their past experiences to determine exactly how to deal with the confusion they felt throughout the play.
Judgement plays an important role in this show. Sebastian has been judged for all of his life. These judgements take an enormous toll on him as he grows and develops though. All the judgements within the play prove the broken down mess society is because the reader can relate to the examples. For instance the line, “Why does it make you feel so good to have the biggest car?” (Noren 13) is very relatable. Everyone may not be able to relate to a car but everyone can relate