Similarly, her infatuation with Desdemona whom she thoroughly trusts heightens the notion that Emilia remains dependent on others. Prior to Emilia's death at the conclusion of this play, Emilia is forced to choose who she truly trusts between the two characters that she has complete faith in. After much introspection Emilia realizes that her husband has been manipulating everyone. At first Emilia tries to prove Iago's innocence and begs for an explanation. Similarly she hates Othello for "laying murders on [Iago's] neck", but as events transpire Emilia realizes that Othello's claims of Desdemona's alleged infidelity all stemmed from Iago.
Desdemona’s loss of her handkerchief is in part a major convincing for Othello that Desdemona is guilty of infidelity. While Emilia presents her husband, Iago, with the handkerchief as he had obsessively been seeking, she was unknowingly going to play a key role in Desdemona’s death by doing so. Emilia is the one who discovers the truth of Iago’s plotting against Desdemona and Othello and brings light onto his acts of deception. Although Desdemona is not capable of resurrecting her from her untimely death she is capable of unraveling all of Iago’s wrongdoings to clear Desdemona’s name and the accusation of her being false. Emilia speaking out about the scheming of Iago directly disobeys his demanding of her to silence her tongue, as she is not to go against her husband.
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.
This allowed her to only accept her father’s views that Hamlet’s attention towards her was only to take advantage of her and to obey her father’s orders not to permit Hamlet to see her again. Hamlet has the disillusion that women are frail after his mother’s rushed remarriage as shown by “Frailty, thy name is woman!” He also believes women do not have the power to reason. (“O God, a beast that wants discourse of reason.”) Ophelia has the power to change his view but her unexplained rejection of him only adds to Hamlet’s disillusion. The ghost’s revelation that Gertrude dishonored Hamlet’s father but also their marriage by the adultery with Claudius is contemplated by Hamlet until he goes into Ophelia’s room to look upon her. As Hamlet searches Ophelia’s face for some sign that might restore his faith in her, he instead believes her face shows guilt and thinks she is another false Gertrude.
Iago is even given the name “Honest Iago” despite how honest he really is. Knowing he is portrayed as very honest even by Othello himself, Iago uses it to his advantage . You can see this happen when Iago frames Michael Cassio and then later tells him that he will help him get his job back through Desdomonia. By doing this he is planning frame Cassio and Desdomonia as having an affair to make Othello jealous. Iago planned to fire Cassio and it worked in his favor, but now seems to be helping his “friend” to keep his reputation and use it to manipulate other characters of this play.
Iago knows that the meeting behind Cassio and Desdemona is harmless but he still uses it to cause turmoil. He successfully assures Othello that his wife is having an affair. Iago ultimately causes the death and end to the marriage of Othello and Desdemona. He is so corrupted that he does not feel sympathy or guilt for his actions. His actions in some ways resemble a crazed man.
Eventually Othello’s clear-headed, confident, and calm nature is put to the test when Iago and Rodrigo conspire against him. Rodrigo is in love with Desdemona and heartbroken when Othello and Desdemona’s marriage was approved by the duke. Iago is Othello’s secret enemy and sees Rodrigo’s sadness as a way to manipulate him eventually convincing him that he can seduce Desdemona only if they team up against Othello.
In her first soliloquy Lady Macbeth reveals her desire t... ... middle of paper ... ...art to the pensive audience. Lady Macbeth’s soliloquies portrayed her as a vile woman tormented by a guilty conscience, and her soliloquies also communicated important information about her to the audience; had all the characters been privy to this information they would have regarded Lady Macbeth very differently. The mind births the contract between corruption and the soul. In reality, we never get to hear anyone’s soliloquies. The imagination hides the deceptive woes and moral bankruptcy of every individual.