Iago is a complex character that takes evil to a whole new level in the 1600’s and plays a key role in this tale. Iago’s main goal is to get Othello and Cassio out of the army, but in the end fails to ruin Cassio’s life, only Othello’s. He uses many characters to his advantage, realizing how trustworthy and oblivious these people are. Iago cannot be relied on and has many masks, behind which he hides. He has many disguises and secrets that he hides from everyone and his acting skills come in handy when he works to destroy the happiness that many people have in this story.
In Much Ado About Nothing Claudio begins the play with a tendency to be very gullible and paranoid about everything, and he continues to show his immaturity by seeking revenge when he is upset; Claudio finally matures when he accepts that he was wrong and is willing to take the punishment that goes with his mistakes. The beginning of the play shows Claudio, on numerous occasions, as gullible and paranoid that everyone is against him. When Don John tells Claudio that Don Pedro has wooed Hero for himself he responds by saying, ““But hear these ill news with the ears of Claudio. Tis’ certain so. The Prince woos for himself” (Shakespeare 24.)
He comes out of no where and surprises England by declaring that his dissolute lifestyle is all an act, and that he is just trying to lower the people around him expectations so that he can unfold his true heroic knowledge and t... ... middle of paper ... ...the whole play. The characters all have their own different values and goals and this is why Falstaff can be lazy and dishonest, but he can still be considered honorable in his own way. This also goes along with King Henry IV and also his son Prince Harry. King Henry arranges a murder for Richard II just so that he can seize the throne for himself, yet he still is considered honorable and people view him as a great leader and look up to him. Then there is Prince Harry, he has to earn back his honor from the King and through out the whole play he shows how he is transforming himself form a low-life bum, that he pretends to be to become a honorable and noble leader.
He lacks any credibility for his motives and takes great pleasure in his ability to destroy the lives of Othello, Desdemona, Cassio, and Emilia. He created all the madness in the play but was never caught until the end finally arrived. Iago said it himself, “ I am not what I am” (1.1.62). He proves this clearly that he seems like he is always watching out for people when really he is out to devastate the lives of so many. Even though Iago was successful in eliminating Othello and the others, he was not victorious in the end because the problems he caused, deaths especially, cannot be resolved.
His actions lead him to refuse all requests including eating, and after he is sent to prison, he soon dies. Bartleby is a passive transcendentalist, he uses civil disobedience to deny societal duties, but this is his downfall. He is so passive, he allows himself to go to jail and die. Works Cited Anderson, Walter E. "Form and Meaning in "Bartleby the Scrivener"." Studies in Short Fiction 18.4 (1981): 383.
If the killer himself confesses, he will not be punished, but will be permanently exiled from the city. On the other hand, if any citizen conceals the killer, Oedipus then says, “He will be cursed.” Oedipus continues that he will pursue the investigation “just as if Laius was my own father.” The object of his search changes as the play progresses because Oedipus does not know he is his worst enemy; he is ignorant of his fate but soon realizes the harsh reality of his life. First of all, Oedipus cannot accept things the way they are and he is very head-strong in continuing the investigation. Unknowingly he is his own enemy. As stated in the Anders Zachrisson article, “Oedipus the King: Quest for Self-Knowledge--Denial of Reality,” Tiresias, the blind seer asks Oedipus to stop the investigation, Oedipus refuses and becomes increasingly offensive.
He had finally come to terms with this, it was suspected throughout the play but there were so many unknown variables that the reader needed for it to be said in black and white. Oedipus murdered King Laius and unknowingly lived up to the prophecy he was born into. Even when the prophecy was told to him there wasn’t much he could do to change it, if anything at all. The Gods of g... ... middle of paper ... ...ng himself. Maybe death was too easy, to run away from your issues.
The problem with the Iago's lack of empathy is that he is the reason there are conflicts in the whole play. The life of Othello and Desdemona as well as Cassio and Roderigo would be without problems if it were not for Iago. Since the beginning of the play Iago explains his hatred for Othello for making Cassio lieutenant and he would go to far lengths to take his rightful position just as an average sociopath of our time would. Iago demonstrates no empathy in the acts that he commits towards everyone in the play; he pulls off such acts by following the footsteps of his preferred god, Janus. Janus is the two faced god in which Iago praises; Iago establishes this connection by seeming to be someone he is not.
First there is a need for order until the people on the island realize that there are no rules to dictate their lives and take Daveers into their own hands. Golding is also a master of contrasting characterization. This can be seen in the conflicts between the characters of Jack, the savage; Simon, the savior; and Piggy, the one with all the ideas. Arguably, the most savage person on the island is Jack Merridew. The first image of Jack and his group is presented as "something dark" and a "creature" before Golding goes on to explain "the creature was a party of boys."
Many people including the characters believe that in the play Hamlet goes mad. Hamlet was in fact not mad, he clearly states in the play that he was going to pretend to be mad. Throughout the play Hamlet goes through states of depression and anger. A lot of pressure is put on Hamlet when the ghost of his father asks him to take revenge for his murder. He becomes confused and contemplates whether or not to kill the murderer, his uncle, now king.