He uses his aid of human nature to help with his evil schemes and plots throughout the play. Because he identified Othello’s weaknesses and was able to use verbal persuasion to not only gain Othello’s trust, but to also use that as a benefit to what he wanted to accomplish. It is great importan... ... middle of paper ... ...illed his needs on aiding with Othello’s insecurities, and eventually was the cause of downfall in character, Othello. Iago character in William Shakespeare’s Othello is truly the definition of the nature of evil. He portrays such a strong character describing this nature of deceit throughout the play taking full capability of characters; Desdemona, Othello, Cassio, and Rodrigo.
A person’s characteristic can be determined at the end of one’s life. Shakespeare is able to test this theory in his play, Othello. Shakespeare’s Othello presents the audience with the subliminal warfare between good and evil. The evil within the play will cause Othello’s downfall and is exemplified through Iago, who confesses that it his “nature’s plague/ to spy into abuses and oft [his] jealous” and is cunning, deceitful and plotting (3.3.171-172). At the same time, the good within Iago will cause his own downfall.
The meaning of this phrase can be described by dissecting each individual word. Rhetoric means “the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing”, and villainy is “someone whose evil actions or motives are important to their own plot”. (Webster Dictionary) Now to summarize the literal definition in my own words, it’s a villain having a persuasive voice and convincing someone to do what he wants even though the victims knows that what they are being asked to do is wrong. An example of such acts take place in Shakespeare’...
Macbeth's Sinister Side When the audience experiences Macbeth by William Shakespeare, it is subjected to a large and heavy dose of evil in the form of intent and actions by the witches, by Lady Macbeth and by Macbeth. L.C. Knights in the essay "Macbeth" specifies the particular species of evil present within the play: Macbeth defines a particular kind of evil - the evil that results from a lust for power. The defining, as in all the tragedies, is in strictly poetic and dramatic terms. It is certainly not an abstract formulation, but lies rather in the drawing out of necessary consequences and implications of that lust both in the external and the spiritual worlds.
Each play has an antagonist, or something near one in the case of Midsummer Night’s Dream, but the villains can be very different from one another and strikingly alike depending on the situation. Shakespeare’s creation of profound antagonists helps the audience to identify with what is taking place in each of these texts, as each villain aids in the effect the story has on those who experience it, for they will remember them, if only in some vague way, forever. The development of Iago, the villain of Shakespeare’s Oth... ... middle of paper ... .... First. Jamieson, Lee. "Iago Analysis- A Character Analysis of Iago from 'Othello.'"
The Irony of William Shakespeare's Othello Irony plays a great role in ?The Tragedy of Othello?. The villain, Iago, plans from the very beginning of the play to ruin Othello?s life. All the major characters in the play believe that Iago is an honest and trustworthy person. The tragic irony is that Iago fools them all. Throughout the whole play Iago manipulates the people around him and lies to them.
The audience is allowed inside of Macbeth's conflicting mind and the imagery allows us to sense the conflict. There is a clear conflict between good and evil, and this makes the audience feel uneasy. The witches symbolise the force of evil and establish the atmosphere of conflict in the first scene, by using the oxymoron, "Fair is foul, and foul is fair,". The impact of this gives an initial outlook of the play, and the audience can see that conflict will be a major theme. In the rest of "Macbeth" we have seen this conflict in the form of light and darkness.
Shakespeare is brilliant in his transformation of the handsome, fairly two-dimensional rogue in Cinthio's original to the evil egotist who preys on human emotions, a character so deep he could undergo psychological analysis. Indeed is can, and has been said, "Iago is the spirit of negation set against the spirit of creation," Geoffrey Wilson Knight. He shows immense wit throughout the play but uses this gift and his graft of words for pure evil and to bring about human suffering, something he sadistically enjoys. This idea of intelligent and scheming subordinates would have worried the Jacobean audience who relied strongly on the class structure. S.T.
Throughout Shakespeare’s greatest works there is the ever present use of guilt and madness to add depth to characters, further drama and plot and sometimes to even lengthen the work itself. From Hamlet’s constant struggle to murder his incestuous uncle to Macbeth’s sudden ability to see ghostly blood-covered daggers, it is clear to see that Shakespeare has a method to his madness. Shakespeare uses guilt as a sort of net for the humanity of his characters. Throughout Macbeth and Hamlet shakes’ characters do some deplorable things and the easiest way to help the audience stay in favor of a major character is to have them feel bad about said acts. This converts into the “madness” that is ever-present alongside its buddy guilt.
Shakesphere uses characterization in Othello to advance the overall theme of “Jealousy ultimately destroys those affected by it,” by describing each of the character conflicts. Iago is known as the troublemaker and tricks Roderigo into becoming best friends with him just so he can poison and kill him just so he can get his position. As famous critics Stephen Urwin and Kenneth McLeish said about Iago’s character and personality in Othello: Iago stands supreme among Shakespeare's evil characters because the greatest intensity and subtlety of imagination have gone into his making, and because he illustrates in the most perfect combination the two facts concerning evil, wh... ... middle of paper ... ...racters had disputes with one other expect for Cassio who is accused by Iago of sleeping with Othello’s wife and is killed by Othello. There are many examples of personification such as Iago describing a green-eyed monster who was accused of killing people by eating them alive to the bones of their body to the monster who is hard to kill off. Most people and critics describe this being portrayed as a personification of jealously Works Cited Bloom, Howard.