Despite the differing views of masculinity, both shape their behaviour in order to survive. Willy is destroyed by his debilitating concept of masculinity because his fall is influenced by his notion of male success as reflected in the profession in which he lives and works. He is a tragic victim living in a disposable culture that would inevitably leave him behind. Stanley sees his imperilled masculinity defended by raping Blanche and boosting his own position. Even though he does not fall like Willy, tragically Stanley’s life will be tainted by his selfish attitude.
Even though Roderigo thought that Iago was his friend and later figured out that Iago was playing him, Iago continued to persuade and him manipulate his mind into believing he is there to help but Iago's true nature is very evil; because not only did he use Roderigo and play with his emotions to create a human wallet, he also got rid of him very quickly as soon as he became a liability and useless. Real sociopaths use people to their advantage and step on them after they are of no use to them; Iago had done this not only to Roderigo but anyone who came close to being a threat such as his own wife, solid proof of the real person under the layer of skin that is Iago.
He causes much destruction and is driven by a force that the reader cannot even understand. Iago makes himself an outsider by not realizing that his ego causes him to hate and disrespect all of humanity. Iago respects no one and yet is cunning enough to make people continue to trust and respect him. This is a truly super human quality in Iago that allows him to manipulate people to do what he wants without them knowing. He is married to Emilia, and although the reader would see marriage as a sacred bond, Iago manipulates it for his selfish ways.
Creon had numerous opportunities to realize he had too much pride, and that his pride was hurting himself and others, but he was too blind t... ... middle of paper ... ...lines 1445-1446). Creon just could not take the guilt anymore, knowing that the cause of their death was his fault, all because of his excessive pride. Pride can be portrayed as confidence, it can bring one great success, but it is a deadly emotion that can also take everything away from one when it exaggerates. When it is too late to fix an issue, the only thing left are regrets of what could have been said or done to prevent the obstacles caused. Works Cited Sophocles, Robert Fagles, Bernard MacGregor Walker.
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.
He criticizes himself constantly for these things, and even calls himself “fat” and “very foolish to look at” (Miller 2123). Willy instilled these values into Biff, because he thought they would guarantee success. Never wanting to accept his failure and trying to not disappoint his family, “Willy fashions the ideological armor he uses to disguise and deny his true psychological state, and that of his family, in order to escape what such a self-awareness would force upon him.” (Tyson) . B... ... middle of paper ... ...ence Center. Web.
He hates him and despises him. The reason he does this is because his father (Mr Earnshaw) treats Heathcliff very well, if so better than he does Hindley. He victimises and degrades him with his actions and language. "He would stand Hindley's blows without winking or shredding a tear." This makes the reader believe that Hindley is the violent, jeal... ... middle of paper ... ... Heathcliff's character.
Iago essentially ruined Othello’s life and caused it to come to an end. Throughout the story, Othello repeats how Iago is honorable and a trustworthy friend (Act II, scene iii, lines ): this couldn’t be further from the truth. Iago constantly goes behind Othello’s back and plots against him. Whether it be from convincing Othello that Desdemona has been unfaithful (Act III, scene iii, lines 1816-1896), making him think a truly trustworthy person in Cassio was just the opposite because of his drinking (Act II, scene iii, lines 1315-1400), or taking the symbol of love, the handkerchief, between Desdemona and Othello and making it a symbol of hatred and unfaithfulness (Act III, scene iv, lines 1973-2007), he ruined the life of the Moor and, subsequently, ended it. Iago may have been fueled by a secret love to Desdemona, anger at his lack of promotion, or the thought of his wife cheating on him.
Even knowing it’s his own fault, Willy acts like Biff has all of the blame and Willy gives him such a hard time about not graduating. Biff realizes that his father treats him the way he does because he found out about the affair, stating “I know he’s a fake and he doesn’t like anybody around who knows” (Miller, 1117). This is so unfair to Biff, making him appear to be the bad guy to Linda and Happy, when Willy is the one to
However, he son becomes a misfit since society is corrupted and he yearns for companionship, any kind of connection with another to feel whole and understood again. Ironically, despite his persistent belittling and denouncing of others, he does not apply the same critical and harsh views on himself. In Holden's eyes, society has influenced people to lose themselves. He is outraged by how easily citizens would bend to the ways of society to fit and prevail in it. He claims his own brother, D.B.--a talented writersold out his potential to Hollywood.