The characters in Much Ado About Nothing are easily fooled into inadequate situations that could easily be prevented by a little investigation. We can only imagine how simple their lives would be if Claudio simply inquired to Hero about her supposed actions the night before the wedding. On the other hand, Beatrice and Benedick may never have fallen in love if it were not for the trickery that entangled them. Yet again, if their friends come right out and suggest that it might be a possibility, they could grow fond of the idea and embrace it none the less. Shakespeare convinces us that it is easier to uncover the truth rather than to clean up a mess from premature actions based on an illusion.
By hiding his hatred for Antonio and making light of the pound of flesh, Shylock succeeds in his deception. The next deception is the elopement of Jessica and Lorenzo; a deception in this instant against Shylock. Lorenzo doesn’t care about the consequences to Shylock a... ... middle of paper ... ...eceit when they elope. Deception and intrigue were very common in Shakespeare’s times. He writes about deception as it is what he saw around him and also because it holds his audience’s attention especially when the audience know a character in the play is deceiving another but the other character is not aware of this.
When right deception is utilized, it leads to harmony, but when wrong deception is used, it breeds conflict and distrust. While Benedick and Beatrice are self-deceiving; they mask their true emotions to protect themselves. In the end, Benedick and Beatrice's peers use their self-deception to help them bring down their doubts and unite the couple together. On the other hand, knowing Claudio is not what people say he is, Don John devises a scheme to hurt Hero's reputation to create chaos. Once this happens, Friar Francis fabricates a fake story which Hero has died of shock and grief to hide her from public until new evidence come to light.
The purpose of this spying is to find out if it the cause of Hamlet 's behavior is truly unrequited love or something else. He suggests he and the king hide and watch Ophelia and Hamlet. Polonius likes to spy. Hamlet acts like he really doesn’t know Ophelia very well and treats Ophelia coldly and rudely. Hamlet is very much aware that his meet up with Ophelia has been premeditated, believes that Polonius is yet again spying.
In light of the situation, the author describes the first few morals shown in the Capulet family. Shown to be filled with trickery, Shakespeare gives a bad reputation of the Capulet family by making the first few scenes of trickery and arguing. But it is not Sampson’s fault. Since he is driven by his masters, Sampson follows ... ... middle of paper ... ...lems that could have been solved and avoided but because of their ignorance, everything turns out bad. Quarrels and arguments can influence people to take unnecessary actions and change their morals.
Now they are witnessing him deceiving Othello by pretending to be loyal and honest whilst also deceiving Roderigo by telling clever lies. The way that Iago manipulates Othello makes the audience think and then realize that people believe him to be honest because he is sly. However, Othello proves harder to deceive than Roderigo and Brabantio because he confident and proud. At the end of Act 1 Scene 3, Iago starts to plot the downfall of Othello. Firstly, he gives instructions to Roderigo and then, in a soliloquy, tells the audience his plan as it comes to mind, "How?
This, though small, made Othello consider that his wife may in fact be cheating; this was important because it sowed a seed of doubt in Othello’s mind. In a few dialogues between Othello and Iago, after Iago talked with Cassio, Iago twists his previous conversation in order to make Othello more and more suspicious. In regards to one such conversation Omer and Verona said “This exchange shows Iago’s knack for seeding these negative ideas through implied communications,” (#). After this interaction, Othello is left with a deep desire to know what was said between the two characters; which leads him to obsess over the thought of his wife’s possible
If it wasn’t for the hostility between the two families then they wouldn’t have cost Romeo and Juliet their lives. The masque was the most important part of the story. Romeo was wearing a mask to hide his face. Since Juliet couldn’t see his face, it allowed Juliet to fall in love with him before she saw who it was. If Juliet had known Romeo was a Montague she would probably not have fallen in love with him.
In the Branagh version, he performs his soliloquy ("To be or not to beâ€¦) in front of the mirrored door where Polonius and Claudius are spying. Under the guise of madness, Hamlet also appears to be paranoid, he doubts people, and fears a conspiracy against him; he feels that the court is in league together against him. With an audience that has never seen or read the play, they would be wondering wh... ... middle of paper ... ... about Hamlets character and shows that his speeches are predominated by subtle connotations which control his mind; these connotations are good indicators of when he has changed his mind and would change the way he would be seen by an audience. The overall impression that the audience would be left with, is that Hamlet wants certain unobtainable things in his life, and strives to get them, but there are several obstacles in his way. His thoughts mainly reside on the weakness of women, to avenge his father's death, and the betrayal of anyone he has let close to him (Ophelia, his mother, etc.).
Even though deception is defined as malicious, trickery, cheating, and as a sham, it is evident that deception can be good through its intentions, can have different degrees, and is open to debate because of different interpretations. Because Desdemona wanted to spare her father from pain, it was not as deceitful as when Iago lied to Othello to put doubt in his mind. Desdemona’s deception to Othello was good because she did not want to upset him when she thought that she could fix the situation without him knowing. Iago’s deception was bad however, because he tricked Othello by lying to him and wanted to hurt him. Finally, Iago was able to believe that he was not a villain because deception is open to debate because it is different to each person.