The Dual Nature of Characters in Othello In Shakespeare's tragedy, Othello, Iago is uncharacteristically honest when he says "I am not what I am". However, he is not the only character whose appearance differs from the reality. Nonetheless, he is possibly the only person who intends this duplicity. Unfortunately everyone is under the impression that Iago is "honest and just". Once alone, Iago reveals "when devils will the blackest sins put on, they do suggest at first with heavenly shows as I do now".
It generates in profusion self-less devotion and unconquerable love.2 The play contains a cluster of characters that are unequivocally good. Kent, for instance, is a paradigm of devotion. In Act I.I he is publicly insulted and humiliated. In spite of Lear's threats, Kent remains determined to serve his master, even braving the storm to be near him. Cordelia too, is traduced and punished by Lear, and yet she is the... ... middle of paper ... ... condemned to short lives - 'nor live so long'.
In today’s world, people are often judged not only by their deeds, but also by the motives behind these deeds. A ‘good’ deed can be performed, but it is only truly good if the intentions are well-meaning. Humanism is an example of these deeds for which the intentions are vital for the effects of such actions. In Macbeth, humanism is a clear theme that Shakespeare uses through his characters. He provides many examples of humanism and its effects to clearly illustrate his purpose towards humanism in writing the play.
Macbeth fails to realize the witches never promised happiness, contentment, or safety in their words, but rather they managed to lure him in because he convinced himself that being ... ... middle of paper ... ...that he damns all who have faith in the dark forces, basically cursing at himself that he was able to be manipulated by evil. Macbeth begins to understand that he could not have it all, after all. Equivocation eventually fairly wins against our ambitious hero. The consequences of equivocation can be observed through Macbeth’s vulnerability to evil, overconfidence in dark forces, and irrational ambition. An honourable man is destroyed before our very eyes as “instruments of darkness” deceive him by their warped honesty.
Without a doubt, one of the main themes that runs throughout William Shakesphere’s tragic play, Othello, manipulates honesty. In the play, from whence spring honesty the most interesting character Iago reveals himself further from the truth. He reveals his manipulative ability through the use of common men language that tells men what they want to hear, which benefits Iago and leads him to his goals. As the scene trans-parents, Roderigo is pouting, and bellows, "Tush! never tell me; I take it much unkindly / That thou, Iago, who hast had my purse / As if the strings were thine, shouldst know of this.” The "this" broadcasts the departure of Othello and Desdemona.
Iago uses it in the context that the two may be "truthful," again to make Othello doubt. The third way is Iago's most effective use, which is to use honest in the context to mean truthful, as in, he has told Othello the truth. However, Shakespeare has created tremendous dramatic irony, for we know that Iago is being anything except truthful. The three uses of the word honest are used largely in the subtext of the act, they are used by Iago to force Othello to question his wife's integrity, and honesty. Shakespeare uses the word by Iago to plant tremendous doubt in Othello's mind.
Yet, there is no real evidence which convinces the audience of this--there's no facts, nothing other than the characters' opinion of him. Hamlet commits certain acts which seem irrational and unexplainable to the antagonists in the play, however, to the audience, all of these acts are perfectly explainable and rational. This is because the audience knows the situation that Hamlet is in, having had his father murdered and his mother marrying the... ... middle of paper ... ...ving an unmistakable impression that her sanity has followed her father into his grave. Ophelia was a pawn, nothing more, which was used by those that supposedly loved her for their own purposes. She was used by her father to drive Hamlet to madness, as he thought.
He seems to be looking for answers and meaning to explain the unexplainable death of his father and his mother’s abrupt marriage to his uncle, this is where I believe his insanity started. Given that this happened to anyone normal person, they’re mind would be a mess and bitterness and anger would play a huge part in their thoughts. So, yes in a way, I do believe that Hamlet was diseased with temporary insanity. The Ghost of Hamlet’s father, was in way another brick of burden for Hamlet to carry, and did nothing but add confusion and anger to his already disturbed mind. After this I believe hamlets madness to grow, he his blinded by bitterness and anger towards his uncle so much that he loses sight compassion for life and love.
This clouded judgment was evident in the confession scene where Claudius admits to the murder of Old Hamlet. Hamlet was waiting for Claudius to repent his sins, but once he gets what he wanted, he decides that Claudius doesn’t deserve to go to heaven. Hamlet’s madness caused his hesitation, and the constant delay cost Hamlet his own life.
However, Friar Lawrence was selfish and inconsiderate because of his terrible decision, Juliet committed suicide. As being noted, Friar Lawrence made an assortment of mishaps, which he could have made superior choices that lead to both Romeo and Juliet’s death. Point often overlooked, with his careless choices, he married Romeo and Juliet, he depended upon Friar John with a letter of essential information to be delivered to Romeo, and he took off when Juliet was in jeopardy at the tomb. Again and Again Friar Lawrence showed that his excessive mistakes and took Romeo and Juliet’s life. In the long run, Friar Lawrence is more to blame than anyone else for Romeo and Juliet’s death.