Within the play comes power which bring upon madness, causing corruption. Each individual character has their own way to fight for the power they seek. Hamlet, Claudius, and King Hamlet are the ones who seek it the most in the play. Hamlet wants and feels the need to avenge his father, Claudius fights to keep the thrown away from Hamlet and to keep the truth from spilling out, and King Hamlet seeks out his sons help to take vengeance on his brother Claudius for his death. Although Claudius and King Hamlet do not become mad with power the fight for power make them corrupt and make them lose their morals and cause them to have no barrier as to what they will do to keep them from losing it.
When Desdemona's father accuses Othello of stealing his daughter through dark magic, Desdemona steps in to ease their minds proclaiming: "I saw Othello’s visage in his mind, / And to his... ... middle of paper ... ...t effected by Iago's trickery. Due to his passion for Desdemona, Iago cost him his wife, position, image, finally ending with his own life. When caught in such a stressful moment, it is just best to stop and assess the information before letting your emotions get the best of you and drive your actions or one may end up just like Othello. Works Cited -"Notes on Othello Themes." BookRags.
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Rodrigo agrees and both proceed to Brabantio’s dwelling. Once there, they cry out to Brabantio, proclaiming that his daughter has been stolen from him. Brabantio is furious and proceeds to confront Othello. Iago, knowing of Brabantio’s plans to confront Othello, rushes to him to warn him. Iago once again deceives Othello into thinking that he is his friend by warning him about Brabantio, when, in reality, he ignited the conflict in the first place.
He conceals his animosity of Othello to plot vengeance, a brilliant, thought out scheme to exploit his master. Iago is egotistical as he creates jealousy in other characters to make them feel as he does. He is blinded by his ego, envy and anger, his main goal is for everyone to feel as he does, he thrives for others to be equally jealous. He aims to complete his goal through betrayal and manipulation of multiple characters, particularly Othello. No Fear Shakespeare: Othello written by John Crowther states, Iago’s motivations are notoriously murky...he claims to be motivated by different things: resentment that Othello passed him over for a promotion in favor of Michael Cassio; jealousy because he heard a rumor that Othello slept with Iago’s wife, Emilia; suspicion that Cassio slept with Emilia too.
Humans are unable to recognize that jealousy is an incurable disease that can cause manipulative false realities. In the play Othello, written by William Shakespeare, it is a clear indication of how one's inherent fears and uncertainties can be exploited and manipulated by a corrupted mind to conquer personal motives. To annihilate Iago’s personal jealousy towards certain characters Iago completely understands his victim’s nature and needs and uses this to completely destroy them. To add to this, Iago does not have any core beliefs or morals easily allowing him to play with others emotions without regret. Therefore Iago’s hate for jealousy leads to Iago manipulating others and playing with their feelings to benefit himself.
Shakespeare added a character of this nature to displays the fact that many are not what they seem. Iago, similar to a devil feels no remorse for the trouble caus... ... middle of paper ... ...feels no remorse for his complications he caused. The handkerchief is a prime example of this. He uses the handkerchief and his knowledge of the importance of it to Othello to create chaos. While Iago further pushed Othello into believing his stories about Desdemona’s unfaithfulness, he states, “Her honor is an essence that’s not see: they have it very oft that have it not” (Act I, Scene I, Lines 16-17).
Iago reveals his true nature in bitter soliloquies where he unfolds his plan to destroy everyone possible. The dramatic irony - brought about by the soliloquies - is a key device used by Shakespeare to convey the deceptive nature of Iago's character. His relationships with the other characters also help to convey his character.
In both Macbeth and Othello, Shakespeare uses his characters to exploit their counterparts to gain what they desire. They both disturb the natural order of things in the play and cause the downfall for all involved. They are both master manipulators who seek power they believe they deserve and will stop at nothing until their will is done. Shakespeare reveals how jealousy and ambition can be blinding and cause only destruction to all involved. Works Cited Shakespeare, William, and E. A. J. Honigmann.