Inopportunely for Othello, who seems to trust Iago so, Iago is the exact opposite of what Othello takes him to be. Iag... ... middle of paper ... ...by Othello, and yet denied it every bit, preserving her honor as, in her eyes, a sacred and tangible reality. The play ?Othello? is an epiphany of the ultimate battle between appearance versus reality in the respect that Iago is the complete opposite from what he appears to be. Everyone involved with him separately thinks that he is doing them favors, when actually he is a backstabbing, conniving person who is the essence of evil and is often referred to as half-man, half-devil.
They found a deficiency in Macbeth’s character- greed, and explored that flaw so dexterously and thoroughly that it led to tragedy. This tragic flaw is the catalyst of the whole story, since the play is entirely based on the repercussions of Macbeth’s madness and greed. Macbeth’s fraility and impending corruption make him an easy target for the Weird Sisters. They see his potential to become someone ruled by greed and malevolence, and know exactly how to trigger the evil inside Macbeth. They see his mind as a blank slate- although they cannot write on it, they can whisper to him their ideas and hand him a pen.
Stella acts as the antithesis of Stanley and Blanche’s extreme personalities. She is innocence and purity where they are the darkness that threatens to overtake her life. Throughout, Stella is a pawn that they both try to use against the other to no real avail as she is determined to make the best choice for herself. In th... ... middle of paper ... ...la. These are characters that while overly dramatic at times, are relatable because they are not perfect and they don’t struggle with being the perfect wife or machismo husband.
'In a play rife with heinous evildoers, Cornwall towers over them all. Infinitely greedy and exceptionally cruel, he delights in gouging out Gloucester's eyes.' Aaron the Moor is accused of 'masterminding vile crimes and remaining defiant to the end, 'If one good deed in all my life I did, I do r... ... middle of paper ... ...y, someone with a beautiful, loving wife and unquestionable respect from the people around him - someone like Othello, the Moor. In conclusion, it must be apparent to all that Iago is clearly a villain and possibly a psychopath. His jealous tendencies towards Othello led him to be consumed with hatred, and he spread that detestation around to inflict others with it.
It tells of a tragedy of a screwy southern lady Emily Grierson who is driven from stem to stern by the worldly tradition and desires to possess her lover by poisoning him and keeping his corpse in her isolated house.” (Yang, A Road to Destruction and Self Destruction: The Same Fate of Emily and Elly, Proquest) When she was young her father chased away any would be suitors. He was convinced no one was good enough for her. Emily ended up unmarried. She had come to depend on her father. When he finally died, ... ... middle of paper ... ...g. Ed.
Iago uses her stupidity against Othello. Although stupidity is certainly not a quality people aspire for, it was Emilia’s tragic flaw. She was too naïve. Just like Emilia’s tragic flaw, Desdemona’s hamartia is her innocence and affection. Iago uses her innocence and compassion to convince Othello she is having an affair.
Iago’s cunning strength lies in his ability to undermine every single character through their weaknesses. Specifically, Othello and Roderigo are the main victims of his lies and deceit. The trait Iago abuses in Roderigo is his naive nature. From the very start of the play, Iago cheats Roderigo of his money and later tricks him into attempting to kill Cassio: “I have no great devotion to the deed, / And yet he hath given me satisfying reasons. / ‘Tis but a man gone.
Both women have lost someone they cared for, and so seek to hold, and unintentionally suffocate, those they have left. A major problem that both Blanche and Amanda face is their misconception of reality and the "New South." "The predominant theme of these plays is Southern womanhood helpless in the grip of the new world, while its old world of social position and financial security is a paradise lost (Gassner 78). They are victims of a society that taught them that virtue, attractiveness, and gentility all led to happiness. When tragedy strikes, Blanche and Amanda are unable to adjust to modem society and eventually withdraw into the securities of the past.
Selia and August do not contain a moral conscience or value others’ lives. Both characters are depicted as ruthless, cruel human beings paired with charm and allure. This fixation on power and envy leads to the death of Selia and August at the end of the novels through gruesome measures. The author, through the triumph of th... ... middle of paper ... ...ruen shows the reader that no matter if the antagonist possesses a marginal excuse, the antagonist can still not prosper with dishonorable intentions. Hale, Gruen, and Miller describe the antagonists of their compositions with qualities of jealousy, manipulation, and questionable sanity in order to convey messages that are applicable to reality in the reader’s life.
Her sister Ismene warned Antigone by exclaiming, "Sister please, please! Remember how our father dies: hated, in disgrace, wrapped in horror of himself, his own hand stabbing out his sight. And how his mother-wife in one, twisted off her earthly days with a cord. And thirdly how our two brothers in a single day each achieved for each a suicidal Nemesis.” This has already given Antigone the mindset that even the Gods are against her will. She is also up against a great foe in fighting that of Creon's edict.