However, her faith in Othello is so strong that it undermines her "modern", prideful characteristics. Consequently, Desdemona is really not as strong and educated as originally perceived, for she continues to attempt to maintain Othello's trust, despite his incredibly harsh accusations. Although her arguments remain strong, the weakness in her character emerges, for she cannot see the monster that her husband is becoming, and failing to realize that he trusts Iago, a man who is extremely competitive with him, over his very wife's word.
Their opinions are not taken into consideration by their husbands. The women can cause a scene or whatever they want, and their request would still not even be thought about. Some may argue that the women were rather looking for topics to talk about, but that would be incorrect. That is because the wives are upset with their husbands for not giving them what they want. After Tom reveals to Daisy the other side of Gatsby, she begins to fear him.
His tries to win her feeling of love. Ophelia is still too much under the influence of her father to question his wisdom or authority, and she has no idea of how much she has made her lover suffer. No matter how much it pained her to not see Hamlet, all she could see in his present behavior is the madness that scared
That weakness of mind and will, which permitted her obedience to her father and thus destroyed her hope for Hamlet's love, finally resulted in her insanity and death. When her father had challenged the honor of Hamlet's intentions, Ophelia could only reply "I do not know, my lord, what I should think" (III, iii). Used to relying upon her father's direction and brought up to be obedient, she can only accept her father's belief, seconded by that of her brother, that Hamlet's "holy vows" of love were simply designed for her seduction. She was to obey her father's orders not to permit Hamlet to see her again. Her father also wanted to prove Hamlet's madness to the king.
With Othello being an outcast and in a marriage that no one approves of, it sets up Iago to be able to capitalize on Othello’s lack of confidence and to make Othello feel jealous. Iago starts off by, telling Othello that Desdemona is being unfaithful to him and that she prefers people of the same type as her, Iago states, “As – to be bold with you – / Not to affect many proposed matches / Of her own clime, complexion, and degree, / Whereto we see in all things nature tends” (3.3. 244-247). Iago knows that Cassio is the perfect match, he is the same age, same race and class as Desdemona, whereas Othello does not have any other these characteristics. Furthermore, Iago uses Desdemona’s pass against her to convince Othello of her unfaithfulness, “She did deceive her father, marrying you; / And when she seemed to shake and fear your looks, / She loved them the most” (3.3.
The marriage between Othello and Desdemona fails to stay together as a result of Othello's growing self-pride. In conclusion, Othello's and Desdemona's marriage fails to continue as a result of Othello's disloyalty to Desdemona, as well as his inability to prove to himself that he is wrong because such a fact would ruin his self-pride. Shakespeare decides to leave the play's conflict unresolved, proving that one cannot correct many of life's problems where jealousy or a lack of communication exists.
Desdemona’s loyalty and care helps build Iago’s scheme. This loyalty is seen when Othello questions Desdemona about her faithfulness to him, in front of Emilia. Desdemona does not want to upset Othello anymore then he already is and stays loyal and quiet, trying to reassure that she is Othello’s true and loyal wife. Likewise, Desdemona tries to comfort Othello’s tears by saying, “If haply you my father do suspect /An instrument of this your calling back, /Lay not your blame /on me. If you have lost him, /Why, I have lost him too,” (OTH.IV.II.44-47).
In Othello, Iago is frustrated with his commanding officer, Othello, who promotes Cassio over him and plots to ruin Othello’s life. Iago appears honest and trustworthy, but through his actions causes Othello’s misery, suicide, and death of his wife, Desdemona. Despite the status of women at the time, Desdemona exhibits maturity and independence, expresses her own ideas, and stands up for herself to Othello. Regardless of the status of women, Desdemona demonstrates independence and maturity. She makes her own decision to marry Othello without her father’s permission.
Many of Hagar’s relationships have been hindered, or have eventually deteriorated as a result of her exaggerated sense of pride. Because of this her misfortune in relationships is self inflicted, as she decides consciously or unconsciously to sustain her pride rather than her relationships. When Hagar decides to marry Brampton Shipley, a man thought to be unsuitable for someone of her social status, her father literally forbids her to wed. He tells Hagar that his thoughts are solely for her welfare and that to marry without a fathers consent is simply not done. More to spite him rather than to defend her personal conviction, Hagar says “It’ll be done by me.” (Laurence 49).
Hamlet is well aware that this plan merely uses Ophelia as a tool, and as such, she does not have much option of refusing without angering her father and the conniving King as well. Hamlet readily refuses that he cared for her. He tells her and all of his uninvited listeners, "No, not I, I never gave you aught" (III, i, 105). Some critics stress, as does J. Dover Wilson, that Hamlet has a right to direct his anger to Ophelia because even though many critics "in their sympathy with Ophelia have forgotten that it is not Hamlet who has 'repelled' her, but she him" (Wilson 159). But it is possible that Wilson does not see the possible harm to Ophelia if she were to disobey the authority of her father and the king.(i.e.