There are multiple characters that either lit the fuse of Macbeth’s ambition, or cut the fuse to make it shorter, thus leading him along the path to evil. Although one could argue that both Lady Macbeth and the Weird Sisters affected Macbeth, they only played a minor role. The main fault lies with Macbeth himself, a man so blinded by ambition and rage that he resorts to murder to achieve his goal. The main source of evil is Macbeth due to his twisted reasoning on the prophecies that he hears, as well as the sinister feelings that are hiding inside of him even from the beginning of the play; illustrating that even those who seem most noble and valiant can have evil present within them. One of Macbeth’s greatest tricks is his power of deception, which he shockingly uses to betray his friends, colleagues, and even his king.
Iago's Use of Language in William Shakespeare's Othello The play, 'Othello', written in the 17th century by William Shakespeare is a tragic play which involves romance, love, murder and deceit. 'Iago', one of the main characters, other than Othello, is very cunning and manipulative person. He is very sly in his ways and he will do anything to be more powerful, not caring about whom he hurts in the process. In Act 3 Scene 3, we can see that Iago's plan of revenge is on progress. He lies and cleverly persuades Othello to believe that his wife Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio and he also involves Roderigo and Emilia in his plotting.
In Hamlet, Shakespeare creates vivid and in-depth view of his characters that they clearly represent some area of the human nature. Shakespeare uses Hamlet and Ophelia to represent the theme of madness in the play. Ophelia was really mad where her madness originated from the circumstances she faced in her life whereas Hamlet was not really mad but feigned his madness in order to go through with his revenge. Hamlet started feigning his madness after hearing from his father’s ghost that he was murdered. Hamlet is a very complicated character in the play.
The main theme is Othello's jealousy, which results in his downfall. Vital to the play is the devilish Iago, one of Shakespeare's most fascinating villains. His motives for manipulating Othello remain in mystery. However, Othello's race is vital to the success of Iago's schemes. In the rest of my essay I will look in depth of the other character to show how Iago convinced Othello of Desdemona's guilt.
Pointing to the evil we all have within us Shakespeare allows his audience to live through Iago. Lady Macbeth and Iago both have the advantage of knowing their counterparts very well, thus, are able to scheme and manipulate by using their weaknesses against them. Lady Macbeth ambition surpasses that of her husband and once she has heard about the witches prophesy she feels that he will be Ki... ... middle of paper ... ...ion because he does not give Othello the answers he seeks. Othello already poisoned with hate and anger kills Iago to avenge the deaths of Desdemona and Emilia. In both Macbeth and Othello, Shakespeare uses his characters to exploit their counterparts to gain what they desire.
There is something about Shakespeare that entices people to feel venomous towards his work. When reading or viewing adaptations of his work, the audience is compulsively drawn into the story. Especially in his early works, Shakespeare is blatant with violence, which is disturbing to the audience. Yet, the audience is entranced even more as they try to find out how Shakespeare creates his plays to be so tyrannical. Shakespeare is an effective playwright because of one simple fact: he is a tyrant.
This play rarely moves away from the plot, which makes it very intense. The play starts At Act 1 scene 1 where Iago and Roderigo are arguing. Roderigo accuses Iago of cheating him and Iago is angry because Michael Cassio gained the promotion that Iago wanted. Iago then complains about 'the moor', Othello. Iago suggests that he can take revenge against Othello.
According to Gary Greene, the tragedy is caused by “men’s misunderstandings of women and women’s inability to protect themselves from society’s conception of them” (666). In the ... ... middle of paper ... ...major tragic downfall of the play. In the end, we can conclude that Shakespeare used a very conservative world view in his play, “Othello”. Using the characters of Othello, Desdemona, and Iago, Shakespeare reinforced the stereotypes of his time. In conclusion, gender expectations have greatly impacted the outcome of Shakespeare’s play, “Othello”, because the script of the play has reinforced the stereotypes such as girls who resist their fathers die, women who marry different race, class, and cultures die, and women who decide their own destiny die at the end.
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.
Malvolio’s last words “I’ll be revenged on the whole pack of you” are an explicit and discordant threat to the many marriages; breaking the boundaries of the comic genre to create a moment of unresolved discord. To conclude I believe that madness is an aspect of disorder which governs the play and by the end order and sanity are restored as the siblings reunite and multiple marriages occur showing that Twelfth Night is still a comedy regardless of the cruelty placed on Malvolio. In the play “Twelfth Night”, the Shakespeare expresses his views on the unbending, kill joy attitudes with the thorough embarrassing experience of the ‘gulling’ of Malvolio. Shakespeare uses the entire subplot to suggest that the ‘mad' tendencies of Puritanism and seriousness have no real place in this world filled with entertainment and jovial festivities.