The control is not only of power but of the sense of his being who heis, a great warrior. In Act I, Othello has a scuffle with Brabantio, who has come to kill him, but before anything ... ... middle of paper ... ...lid virtue The shot of accident nor dart of chance could neither graze nor pierce" (IV, i, lines 264-8) He did see for himself the dishonesty of Desdemona toward her father and remembered the words he had said to him: "Look to her, Moor, if thou has eyes to see She has deceived her father, and may thee" (act I, iii). After realizing Othello had been tricked into believing the lies of Iago. He couldn't handle the suffering of knowing he had murder in jealousy rather for justice. This destruction in Othello's character brought the strong warrior back into the scene.
Lear says, "O heavens, If you do love old men, if your sweet sway Allow obedience, if yourselves are old, Make it your cause. Send down, and take my part!" (II iv 184-188) Lear gets the feeling that he is hurt by Regan and Goneril due lack of fairness. He swears and prays to bring him a good side and take away the evil times as it was caused by his daughters. King Lear 's fate was destined in this pathway when he disowns his daughter, Cordelia, where she showed honesty.
We shall define “goodness” as performing actions whose outcomes are net positive, intended or not, and “badness” as the opposite. Through this lens we shall examine King Claudius of Hamlet, discovering that while Claudius might be a good King, he is definitely not a good person. When we first meet Claudius, he is holding court and giving a very long and eloquent speech with frequent use of the “royal we.” He begins by unifying himself with the audience in grief over “our dear brother’s death” (1.2.1) and then explains he will marry Queen Gertrude to both solidify his rule and bring “mirth to funeral” (1.2.12). However, it is odd that King Hamlet’s son, Hamlet, did not inherit the throne. Claudius explains, referring to his near marriage, that the nobles “have freely gone / With this affair along” (1.2.15-6), so it is likely that he convinced the nobles to vote for him as King instead of Hamlet, who was away.
However, when the truth comes out that Oedipus has married his mother and killed his father, all is forgiven between the king and Creon. Oedipus makes this beautifully clear when he says "God bless you, Creon, bless your path through life, encompass you with surer joys than mine"(78). Having a good and unmarred reputation is a form of power in that people will respect the person, as well as listen to what he or she has to say. If the truth had never come out and Oedipus had never made peace with Creon, Creon's reputation would have been that of a traitor and a murderer. No one would have respected him and he would not have had any practical strength.
While Claudius wears a mask of a loving brother who now has to take the role of father upon his nephew, Hamlet convinces even his own mother of his insanity. Claudius refers to his nephew in the sense that, "Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother's death The memory be green, and that it us befitted To bear our hearts in grief, and our whole kingdom To be contracted in one brow of woe" (I, ii, ll. 1-4) This only sets the tone for the entire play for his deceptive actions of being a doting parent, husband, and king while in reality having committed a heinous murder in order to obtain the power of the throne. His falsified feelings towards honestly and loyalty are dashed within act three, when he promotes his love for Hamlet, arranges for his death. The King plans for his stepson to be murdered while traveling to England, but is unsuccessful.
His fatal flaw is pride for thinking that, as a man and a ruler, no woman and man should ever contradict him. Moreover, the line depicts peripeteia. As Creon emphasizes what women do to ruin the state, he ironically points the finger at him. His good fortune is reversed through a proud edict that mostly serves his ego and breaks his home for not respecting family bonds, including the bond between siblings and the bond between parents and their children. The final line foreshadows anagnorisis for the tragic life of Creon.
Horatio tells hamlet “thou art e’en just a man as e’er my conversation coped withal”(46; Act III). Horatio presents himself as Hamlet’s servant but Hamlet refuses this. Last time Hamlet pointedly exchanged the name “friend” with Horatio; this time, he calls him as good a man as he has ever known. This is important because throughout the play in Hamlet, wealth and power is misused. Claudius, the brother of the king, kills the king, in order to become king himself and then he marries the queen.
Borachio confesses how Don John bribed him to join in on the plan to make Hero seem disloyal. Upon hearing this, Claudio regrets his accusation and apologizes to Leonato. Leonato brings up the next bit of trickery because he tells Claudio that he has a niece who looks exactly like Hero. Claudio agrees to marry her even... ... middle of paper ... ... doubt they'd ever reveal their emotions without the trick their friend's played on them. A central theme in Much Ado About Nothing is deceit and trickery.
However, he comes across as insincere as he marries his brother's wife so soon after the funeral. Claudius is sly and clever as he counters possible opposition to his marriage by flattering his court; thanking them for their better wisdoms, which have freely gone with this affair! For the same reasons he turns his attention to the threat of invasion by Fortinbras and shows himself to be an excellent king: knowledgeable, organised and efficient in dealing with the imminent attack by diplomatic means. The king's treachery is revealed when the ghost of Old King Hamlet appears to Hamlet who talks very much of his hate of his brother, Claudius 'The serpent that did sting thy fathers life now wears the crown.' Referring to Claudius as a serpent who plays around beneath you, very deceptive and sly.
When Laertes finds out his father, Polonius, died he acted without hesitation whereas Hamlet avenged his fathers’ death by slowly plotting in a step by step manner. During Act 3 Scene 4 (1-9 pg.1), Polonius and Gertrude talk to each other and tells Gertrude to talk to Hamlet while he spies on him. “Lord Polonius: He will come straight. Look you lay home to him: Tell him his pranks have been too broad to bear with, And that your grace hath screen 'd and stood between Much heat and him. I 'll sconce me even here.