Critical Response Essay : ' The Ideology Of Romantic '

938 Words Nov 28th, 2016 4 Pages
The love Romeo and Juliet is known to be based on desires, which influences families and genders in a patriarchy society. Dymphna C. Callaghan essay on “The Ideology of Romantic” argues that the desires in romantic love are benign, and the feeling of love presents as evanescent. Furthermore, the desires in romantic love are based on social conditions and constraints. In this critical response essay, I plan to broach two subjects of desires that Callaghan conjures – the social mechanism through which desire is produce and the topic of Wayward female desire.
The family constructs the wishes, thus whatever wants your father or mother employs is the same for the child. Callaghan states how the play articulates a crisis in patriarchy itself – precisely the “transference of power from the feuding fathers to the Princes so that sexual desire in the form presented produces the required subjectivities and harness them for the state above all other possible levels of allegiance” (72). However, it important to note that the same analogy applies to Juliet and her father. In Act, I Scene 2, Capulet parental influence in Juliet’s love life is his way of passing down his desires and judgment because doing so will maintain feudal domination. Moreover, He denies that Juliet has the explicable ability to choose a suitable husband “My will to her consent is but a part” (1. II. 15). The father’s power to force her is necessary, thus leaving Juliet with actually no power or choice in any social…

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