During the wooing of Lady Anne, first of all she is reluctant to give into Richard, however after a while of Richard wooing her, she gives in to him. And, throughout the conversation between Richard and Clarence, Richard is seen to be a Machiavellian character. Richard wants to get rid of his other brother, the Duke of Clarence, who has a closer claim to the throne as the older heir. Richard instigates a plot to get the two brothers to be against each other between the king and Clarence, which result in Clarence being imprisoned in the Tower of London. Later, two murderers are sent by Richard execute him.
Edmund is the evil son. In addition, Edmund shows his true form of evil madness when he betrays his own father and tells Cornwall about the letter Gloucester gave him to hide, the letter that proves Gloucester 's allegiance to King Lear and tells of the invasion of the French army. “How malicious is my fortune that I must represent / to be just! This is the letter he spoke of, which approves him an intelligent party to the advantages of France.” (3.5.7-10) Edmund is power hungry and will do anything to get the power he thinks he deserves;
We later learn that the 'plots' are to kill Clarence, and to seize the crown. The 'inductions dangerous' are to kill all that stand in his path to the throne. This is seen later when the princes, Clarence and Hastings are murdered as they threaten to foil Richard's plans to snatch the crown. The princes are heirs to the throne and Hastings supports them, so they must be disposed of at Richard's hands. Richard's opening speech also tells us that he is 'subtle, false and treacherous.'
Claudius Soliloquy Act 3, Scene 3 Claudius has just been talking to Rosencratz and Guildenstern he tells them that hamlet must go immediately to England with them. Polonius tells king Claudius that hamlet is going to meet Gertrude his mother and so Polonius will hide behind the arras (wall-hanging) and listen in on the conversation. “O, my offence is rank it smells to heaven; It hath the primal eldest curse upon't, A brother's murder.” After Claudius is left alone he confesses his guilt and says that he does not know how forgiveness can be attained for his crime. He compares himself to Cain in the bible as the first criminal, in murdering his own brother. He says that he is tempting Cain with his crime, this is Shakespeare indicating that it is very bad.
Oswald is the one who conveyed the message, that Gloucester hid the King from his daughters. Due to this Reagan and the Duke of Cornwall (her husband) declares Gloucester a traitor. Reagan sends for Gloucester and they bring him in to face his accusers. Gloucester faces Reagan and the Duke when he is charged with treason. Gloucester says I would rather be blind rather than to see how his daughters are treating their father.
Lear says, "O heavens, If you do love old men, if your sweet sway Allow obedience, if yourselves are old, Make it your cause. Send down, and take my part!" (II iv 184-188) Lear gets the feeling that he is hurt by Regan and Goneril due lack of fairness. He swears and prays to bring him a good side and take away the evil times as it was caused by his daughters. King Lear 's fate was destined in this pathway when he disowns his daughter, Cordelia, where she showed honesty.
Throughout the play, many characters can see that Tartuffe is a fraud and that he does not practice what he preaches. He says “I’ve certain pious duties to attend to.” (Molière Act 4, Scene 1, 84). Yet in reality, he’s flirting with Elmire but he does not admit to his actions when Damis exposes him. He says “Yes, my dear son, speak out now: call me the thief/Of sinners, a wretch, a murderer, a thief/ Load me with all the names men most abhor/ I’ll not complain; I’ve earned them all, and more/ I’ll kneel here while you pour them on my head as a just punishment for the life I’ve led.” (Molière Act 3, Scene 4, 29-34). Within these line, Tartuffe pretends to be hurt because Damis accuses him of flirting with Elmire.
On thy love, I charge thee!” (Line 176-178). Iago says “I don’t know.” (Line 179). This conflict strips Cassio of his promotion, and makes Othello think bad of him. In act three scene three Iago starts to perusing his plan further. Othello ask Iago “Was not that Cassio parted from my wife?” Iago says “Cassio my lord?
Iago shows his potential of jealousy to become so destructive. Iagos wife emilia says to Desdemona (Othello’s wife), “who would not make her husband old to make him a monarch?” Iago also starts to say things about cassio like, “ for I fear cassio with my night cap too.” Iago... ... middle of paper ... ...ed in the extreme”. Here iago is admitting to being manipulative. At the end othello again feels isolated and feels completely vunerable throughout. The audience could see him as a mix between confident and in charge as well as being very insecure.
The relationship between Claudio and Hero also endures much manipulation. For instance Don John and Borachio trick Claudio and the Prince into believing Hero is unfaithful. As in the tradition of Shakespeare, the Friar deceives everybody into thinking Hero is dead. An instance of trickery involves Benedick being manipulated to believe Beatrice is in love with him. This trickery is carried out playfully by Don Pedro, Leonato and Claudio.