Plus he is able to manipulate people’s good qualities such as trust and love and use them for his own immoral benefit. It may be that Iago himself does not possess any of these good qualities so he cannot understand goodness or it might be that he is merely jealous of the beautiful relationships and noble people surrounding him and he has had enough. Whatever the reason, Iago purposely puts himself outside of humanity because he is egotistical in nature and feels that he deserves to disrespect everyone. Shakespeare, William. Othello.
However, essentially audience compassion is turned away from Shylock by his hatred of Antonio, to the extent of murder and the ruthless pursuit of profit. The Elizabethan audience would have seen him as a stereotypical monster of greed and in the nineteenth century there was a tradition of presenting him as a villain, followed by another tradition of Shylock as a noble victim. Shakespeare is, however, more balanced and subtle than any of these. Shakespeare uses situations to provoke feelings of condolence towards Shylock because he is the victim of Christian hate (which proves to be very non-Christian). Nevertheless Shylock will always be the villain of the play as he is in contrast to Antonio and surely no victim would seek death of any fellow human being or care only for his money and not his daughter.
In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter and Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Dimmesdale and Danforth's sins have similar motives, but the characters have distinctly different methods of sin and resolution. Dimmesdale is a selfish coward. He does not work toward anything substantial. Although he supposedly loves Hester, he refuses to admit that he was her ?fellow-sinner and fellow-sufferer? ( Hawthorne, 65).
The Scarlet Letter Who is the greatest sinner? In this writer’s opinion, the greatest sinner in The Scarlet Letter is Roger Chillingworth. There are other characters in the book of who the reader knows has sinned. The only thing that the reader knows of Chillingworth initially is that he wants it to be kept a secret that he is Hester’s husband. The reasons that he can be called the greatest sinner is because he makes a conscious choice to keep certain secrets, he wants to exact his revenge on the man who got Hester pregnant and he is intent on hurting people around him, specifically Hester and Dimmesdale.
This shows that Romeo is selfish and does not like listening to others advice even if he has asked for it. I sympathies for Romeo when the passion between him and Juliet becomes uncontrollable as their love can not be for filled due to an ‘ancient grudge’ between the two families, it makes you sympathies as their love for each other is genuine and he is trying to put Juliet before himself. By putting Juliet before himself Romeo shows that he has more control of himself and believes in love
If this forgiveness would have been incorporated into the society of the novel, The Scarlet Letter, sins would not have played such a major role in society and in each character’s life. In this intriguing novel about an adulterer, Hester Prynne, the characters begin to almost be defined by their sins. In The Scarlet Letter, written by the nineteenth century author, Nathaniel Hawthorne, lots of characters are often portrayed and interpreted by their sins and their regretted mistakes. The main character, Hester Pyrnne, is interpreted by her profound sin: adultery. Hester’s husband, Chillingworth, is displayed in a bad light because he is a fraud and lies to society.
Chillingworth’s hidden sin is revenge, and it captures his whole purpose in life. It is obvious that both of these men have secret sins, but how do these hidden transgressions affect their lives? While Arthur Dimmesdale and Roger Chillingworth are both sinful, they are each affected differently by their sins -physically, emotionally, and mentally. Dimmesdale is living a lie, but he constantly feels guilty over his sin. In fact, he feels so contrite over his sin that he is physically damaged.
Iago is an evil character as while he has no legitimate reason for his evil plans, he rationalizes the reasons for his actions and still sets out to ruin the lives of those around him. He hates Michael Cassio, for receiving the lieutenancy instead on himself. Ranting to Roderigo, he says, “[Cassio is] mere prattle without practice/Is all his soldiership…And I, of whom his eyes had seen proof…must be beleed and calmed. (I.i.27-32). Iago believes that he has been unjustly overlooked for the position, as he is clearly more qualified than Cassio.
If someone only cares about honor is show by how they trust others, how quick they are to change sides or how hard they are willing to defend a person. In conclusion, Othello cares more about himself than Desdemona as the love he does possess is mainly self-centered. His love is shallow and vain because of the horrible treatment he gave, plotting to murder her at the first sign of betrayal. He does not even try to talk to her and he love her because she pitied his stories. Love should not be built off of one sided stories but off of experiences together, and caring for them because of their personality and not of
It is against the man who valued his pearls so little that he was willing to fling them into the muck and let them become the occasion for a whole concert of grunting...."(Rand 356). Dominique is overall a pessimist and that only the corrupt and evil (Keating and Toohey) will be successful in the society. So because of Dominique’s love for men who are at their highest potential, she loves Roark; yet, because of her pessimis... ... middle of paper ... ...s thirst for Roark destruction originates from several different reasons despite the love Dominique shares with Roark. Because Dominique loves Roark, she feels that be destroying him, she is at the same time protecting him. Dominique understands that Roark’s individualistic, non-conforming personality will not be viewed as distasteful by society and believes that he will fall.