Only after they lose their faculties can Lear and Gloucester recognize that their blindness to honesty had cost them dearly. In the beginning of the play the audience can already tell Lear is going mad because of the things he requests and the way he acts. Because Lear had begun to act foolish he seemed senile. However, he is compelled into total madness after both his daughters refuse to treat him with the respect he deserves, and cast him out of their lives. Lear begins to realize once he has gone mad that Cordelia is the daughter that truly loves him, and Goneril as well as Regan are deceitful.
Lear has an emence amount of pride in the beginning of the play. This pride makes him blind to who he loves the most and why this foolish blindness puts Lear in the hands of his evil daughters, Goneril and Regan. Who ultimately leads to his madness? Therefore Lear has brought about his own madness through his blindness. Lear emended amount of pride not only made him blind to the reasons why he loves Cordellia most and it made him blind through to give Goneril and Regan everything and Cordellia nothing.
As the play opens one can almost immediately see that Lear begins to make mistakes that will eventually result in his downfall. (Neher) This is the first and most significant of the many sins that he makes in this play. By abdicating his throne to fuel his ego he is disrupts the great chain of being which states that the King must not challenge the position that God has given him. This undermining of God's authority results in chaos that tears apart Lear's world. (Williams) Leaving him, in the end, with nothing.
Lack of self-awareness is evident within the king through the beginning acts of the play. Lear makes many tragic mistakes due to his absence of self-awareness that he obtains. The lack of self-awareness ultimately leads to madness. Once one overcomes their madness they come to realize what truly makes them happy. Lear becomes self-aware of the things that give pure happiness.
She believes he has now been ruined by madness, and she feels heartbroken seeing both sides of Hamlet, especially because they were supposed to be in love with each other. According to Mack, “He now sees everywhere, but especially in his own nature, the general taint, taking from life its meaning, from woman her integrity, from the will its strength, turning reason into madness” (Mack 11). Hamlet has been raging at Ophelia, damaging her integrity, and isn’t being rational, specifically because of his increasing instability and madness. In another scene, Hamlet stabs Polonius through a curtain. After murdering Polonius, Hamlet refuses to give away his location.
Kent notes in the shelter, that "his wits begin to unsettle." Scene IV is a blatant display of madness by Lear and the acting Edgar, who converse with each other in incoherent outbursts. Lear becomes more and more unstable as he uses two stools as models of his daughters and places them on trial for the crimes they have committed against him. In Act IV, Edgar is reunited with Gloucester, who thinks he is a madman. Edgar actually saves his father's life in this act, still pretending to be mad the entire time.
Kings tumbling from power, fools breathing wisdom, bastards acquiring power. Lear's kingdom is the stage Shakespeare uses to orchestrate this point, human nature is flawed, this holds true through the use of a tragic hero. Lear is the tragic hero, his flaw is vanity, his flaw runs true with mankind in general. In the first scene Lear's tragic mistake is the quintessence of this, this abomination of human nature. A father asking his children "which of you … doth love us most?"
Emilia’s husband is the villain she hates, but giving him the one item he needs dooms everyone. Othello falls into Iago’s plan as soon as his fatal flaw of jealousy comes into play. In the tragic play Othello, by William Shakespeare, the innocent characters Desdemona, Emilia, and Othello are lead to their demise because they are manipulated into trusting Iago. Desdemona is loyal and caring, which blinds her from Iago’s manipulation. Desdemona’s loyalty and care helps build Iago’s scheme.
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. Hamlet truly loved Ophelia, In my eyes, and I do believe that if his mind was not clouded with anger, he would’ve done nothing to ever harm her. Hamlet without even realizing, because of his insanity used Ophelia as a release for his anger, and eventually drove her mad. He basically tortured Ophelia without even knowing, not only by the progression of anger and rejection towards her, but also by killing her own father. The killing of Polonius, I believe to be Hamlet’s peak of insanity, the fact that he killed a man without even knowing who it was nor caring, I have to say is insanity at its best.
He openly insults Othello, oblivious to Othello’s power: “That thou hast practiced on her with foul charms, Abused her delicate youth with drugs or minerals.” Brabantio is accusing Othello of witchcraft and trickery, and suggesting that no one could ever love him without the influence of his evil witchcraft. The audience feels pity for Othello because they know that Othello loves Desdemona and that he is a kind man, and is receiving these insults because of his race. The audience realises that he is already at a ... ... middle of paper ... ...s. He does this from Act Three to the end of Act Five. Othello is chooses to shut himself off from everyone and his wife, except Iago who he believes to be a ‘friend’. The audience feels pity because they see that Othello has become a weak and vulnerable person who has lost control of his life and decisions, triggered by the malicious schemes of Iago.