In the beginning of the play Othello loved Desdemona, but as the play went on Othello hated Desdemona so much he wanted to kill her. Desdemona perceives herself as the most loyal wife anyone could have. Othello perceives the total opposite when he sees Desdemona. When Iago first told him that Desdemona is cheating on him. Othello looked at Iago like he was irrational but after Iago convinced him of Desdemona cheating he perceived everyone as his enemy because Iago had great reputation.
By the time we get to this scene Juliet has already married her Romeo which Capulet does not know about, this produces even more tension because Juliet is trying not to look guilty although she is forbidden to marry Paris. Capulet creates a dramatic effect on the whole soliloquy in pleading her to halt her tears ‘It rains downright’ he is stating that his daughter has been crying, perhaps too much. At the start the atmosphere remains calm. Capulet is worried about his daughter’s grieving for the death of her cousin Tybalt; however this isn’t the real reason for the upset. Shakespeare uses metaphors to compare the difference between the grief and good emotions.
In The Letters of Abelard and Heloise, Abelard and Heloise have dialogue where they talk about the women’s role in society, and what it was like for women in this time. Abelard and Heloise’s discussions had many references to the role of women in medieval society. As stated before, society treated women less important than men. It was the wife’s duty to always make her husband happy. Abelard said many Biblical quotes such as “a good wife makes a happy husband” (60) to further this point.
All the things that she says about women serving men is a lie, once again, the battle of the sexes that has been raging throughout the play comes into play. Katherina is tricking Petruchio into a sense of security and triumph, so that she can think about what she is going to do next, possibly take revenge on Petruchio for that he did to her. So does she love him? No, Katherina does not love Petruchio, she wants to be a free woman away from the orders of the Elizabethan world and she always will be. They may appear at the feast to be a happy couple, but underneath the surface of smiles there is the dark truth, that marriage in Shakespeare’s day was not happy at all but something that was just done.
Emilia’s Perspective on Betrayal in Relationships in Shakespeare’s Othello In Othello, Act IV, scene ii and iii, Emilia, Iago’s wife, reveals her opinion about relationships to the reader as she attempts to comfort Desdemona. She indefinitely believes that many men, as well as women, are frequently guilty of deception and betrayal of their partner. By this part of the play, Othello’s suspicions of Desdemona’s unfaithfulness have greatly increased, and he begins to accuse her of cheating on him. When Desdemona persistently denies his accusations, Othello becomes enraged. He sarcastically asks for her pardon and claims that he took her to be the “cunning whore of Venice” (Act IV, scene ii, line 88).
(Shakespeare 4.1.169-172.) Iago says Cassio holds little respect for Desdemona. He paints Cassio to be someone who sleeps with many women. By Iago’s clever plan of using Cassio as a pawn, Othello further believes Iago and doubts Desdemona. Othello then is even more convinced of Desdemona’s unfaithfulness.
A second example of Hamlet’s immaturity, which stems from his plotting against Claudius, can be seen in his treatment of Ophelia, the daughter of a court advisor. Hamlet himself gives cause for belief that he is in love with Ophelia. He writes to her informing her that she is his “…soul’s idol…” (Polonius 2:2). How ever when Hamlet affects insanity he treats Ophelia in a very ribald manner. After a litany of insults directed at Ophelia because of Hamlet’s belief that she is in league with Polonius in trying to trap him he goes so far as to proclaim “I loved you not.” (Hamlet 3:1) Hamlet used Ophelia quite cruelly in order to strike a blow at her father and Claudius.
She complies with his wishes, agreeing to return any tokens of Hamlet’s love to him, verify t... ... middle of paper ... ...course, ultimately infuriates and intensifies his urge for revenge. Because of Gertrude’s refusal to acknowledge her sins, Hamlet becomes even more personally motivated to kill Claudius for revenge. Queen Gertrude, though ignorant, has a huge impact on the play because her betrayal and abandonment motivates Hamlet to get revenge. When writing Hamlet, Shakespeare created a complex play that relies on the roles of two important women to aid the progression of the plot. Although Queen Gertrude and Ophelia rarely speak, they function as a way for the men become informed about Hamlet’s mental state and motives for madness.
Iago is envious of Othello’s position of power, and the rumors that Emilia had an affair with Othello. Ultimately, Iago plans to destroy Othello by inciting him with envy, and to get Othello to turn on his wife.Iago’s paramount display of envy for Othello is in his soliloquy and also his conversations with Othello. Othello soon becomes overwhelmed with envy, and it is this envy that drives the play, and Iago’s plans. Iago begins the play with a deep envy for Othello, and only deepens as the play continues. Iago’s jealousy for Othello begins with Emilia, and the rumor that they were romantically involved.
Lear begins to realize once he has gone mad that Cordelia is the daughter that truly loves him, and Goneril as well as Regan are deceitful. The first real signs that are given to us that Lear is going mad are in Act I, Scene 5, when Lear joins in with the Fool’s nonsense. In those same lines Lear utters, “I did her wrong.” This means Lear did Cordelia wrong in exiling her. However, Lear fluctuates between sanity and madness throughout Acts I-II, and in Act II. Scene II he leaves Gloucester’s castle and is pushed into insanity for some time.