When planning for revenge, a person has to know and expect it boomerang. Usually the attempts to hurt people because of the wrongs they commit to them end up having far much worse outcomes even for the avenger. This is clearly brought out in Othello through Iago and what he faces after his revengeful acts against Othello. Othello, who is a noble hero, is also brought down as a result of revenge. The revengeful nature has to be conquered and tamed if man is to proceed in life, acts of forgiveness and love must instead replace the urge to avenge a misdeed.
Iago is so obsessed with his revenge on Othello that he does not care what happens to anyone else so long as he is happy. In the process of hurting Othello he manages to have Roderigo killed, Cassio severely injured, his own wife Emelia is slain by his own hands, Desdemona dies at the hands of her husband Othello, and after everything Othello kills himself. Sadly Iago accomplishes his revenge but with so many casualties and then he himself is tortured and killed for his part in the great conspiracy, but before he is punished he has to see that Cassio will be the one to take Othello's place (a strange irony since it was Cassio that Iago was jealous of).
While many of these killings are led behind the scenes by Lady Macbeth, a cruel woman who would “have pluck 'd [her] nipple from [an infant’s] boneless gums, And dash 'd the brains out” (1.7. 57-58), Macbeth is ultimately the hand behind the knife and the money behind the assassin. Macbeth, raving mad with power and in fear of having the power taken from him, also hires assassins to kill Banquo, Fleance, and Macduff’s family. However, as self-fulfilling prophesies go, Macbeth’s rash, brazen slaughter of Macduff’s family ironically and inevitably led to his demise as Macduff vowed to avenge their deaths by attacking Dunsinane. Macbeth’s under-developed morals and impaired judgement result in his ability to create conflict through murder and ultimately drive him insane as he is overcome by guilt.
With the encouragement of the witches and from Lady Macbeth, he made the destructive action of murdering Duncan. Paranoia and guilt start to take over Macbeth`s emotions, which cause hallucinations and multiple suspicions from his closest of friends. Finally anger and revenge cause Macbeth to fall into ultimate destruction and evil. He kills innocent people and everyone that comes in his way. These actions and thoughts are caused by his human nature that resulted into corruption because of temptation and ambition.
It is this extreme evil within Iago that compels him to plot the destruction of others and bring about his own doom. Iago possesses an insane desire for chaos and is evident through his near perfect planning of his scheme. Iago has motivation of pure hatred, he “hates the moor” and considers the diabolical mischief he creates as “a pleasure” and “a sport”. He uses his wife, Emilia, as a pawn in his twisted plot and refers to her as a “villainous whore”, before stabbing her to death with intentions of pure evilness. As a practical joker, Iago finds enjoyment and thrill through the abuse of people’s trust and in their death and downfall.
Othello was disappointed to hear that Desdemona is “cheating” on him with Cassio, who was the lieutenant of Othello. Iago and Othello, in cooperation, devised a plan to kill Desdemona: Iago: Do it not with poison. Stranger her in bed, even the bed she hath contaminated. Oth... ... middle of paper ... ...jealousy and poor judgement led him to trust the wrong people and determine the dreadful fate of others. Due to the choices Othello made, Desdemona and Emilia were murdered.
These characteristics are first seen when Montresor vows revenge on his rival, Fortunato for a simple insult. Of course, this revenge is the murder of his rival. However, before proceeding any further, an important note should be made, that is, the beginning of Montresor’s descent into insanity as a result of these uncontrollable emotions. This idea is apparent when Montresor goes about plotting the perfect revenge (murder). The narrator, Montresor wants to not only get away with killing his rival, but he wants to do so in a way that prevents the man from knowing of the narrator’s cruel ... ... middle of paper ... ...the points mentioned if one was to go back to the question is there a deeper, darker meaning to Poe’s fiction “The Cask of Amontillado”?
Impotence of Macbeth Throughout the play of Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Macbeth is supposed to be a likeable character until he kills the king. By committing this heinous act, Macbeth instantly becomes a villain and continues to commit murderous acts, all stemming from his first terrible mistake. One of his motives consists of choosing power over integrity, therefore he kills the king. Another reason why Macbeth is a villain is because he continued to kill innocent people to hide his doings. Lastly, since Macbeth is a villain and murderer, he deserves to be condemned and disdained.
The revenge of each character ironically ended their own life. By acting upon revenge and having inimical intentions, the individuals brought fatalities that were unnecessary. Throughout Hamlet, each character’s course of revenge surrounds them with corruption, obsession, and fatality. Shakespeare shows that revenge proves to be extremely problematic. Revenge causes corruption by changing an individual’s persona and nature.
They both chase after their desire; however, they have different motivations: their motivation of wanting to kill. Macbeth was very devious; therefore, he wanted to murder to lift up his position in society. He is eventually ruined by his evil deeds. Macbeth later goes crazy because he is fighting against greed and guilt, which are totally different emotions. Macbeth 's avarice leads him to predetermine more and more terrible gluttonies.