(Shakespeare, and Alexander, Act 1, scene 1, line 64). One may think that he is an honest person but as it turns out, Iago feels that Cassio is ignorant and not well suited to be g... ... middle of paper ... ...of the wrongs they commit to them end up having far much worse outcomes even for the avenger. This is clearly brought out in Othello through Iago and what he faces after his revengeful acts against Othello. Othello, who is a noble hero, is also brought down as a result of revenge. The revengeful nature has to be conquered and tamed if man is to proceed in life, acts of forgiveness and love must instead replace the urge to avenge a misdeed.
While at war with each other for Edmund 's love, jealousy and resentment surface between the two. Goneril plots to murder her own husband and kill her own sister, an act purely driven by greed and lust to win Edmund 's love and have complete control of the kingdom (Lind). Being so power-hungry, Goneril has no conscience, not even for her own flesh and blood. She is willing to fight and win at all cost while basing her theory of life on the "survival of the fittest" concept. Goneril and Regan show superior strength as strong women by being deceitful and cruel towards their father, husbands and finally each other, but their behavior caused everything to happen with dirty intentions, leading to their downfall of power and death (Teach).
In Macbeth, on the other hand, the title character seems to win his evil game, but in the end the good beats him, and he pays with his life. By looking at both William Shakespeare’s Othello and Macbeth, one can see how methodical manipulation succeeds despite the goodness within the environment, and how it may appear to triumph when it does not, despite the evil surrounding it. In William Shakespeare’s Othello, ignoble Iago never fails to succeed with his manipulations. The key to success in manipulating Othello is based on the social differences of the characters. Iago, as Othello’s servant, is the premise and foundation on which his character is able to succeed.
In other words, Claudius is telling Laertes that he grieves for Polonius’s death also, and says he is innocent as much as the sun shines. As Amanda Mabillard mentions, “Claudius represents the worst in human nature -- lust, greed, corruption, and excess”. (Mabi... ... middle of paper ... ...thello does it to get back at his commander, and Puck from A Midsummer Night’s Dream plays with it just because he can. Their plan will backfire, eventually, but Puck is the only one who survives from his. The villains are iconic in their own right, and play a very important within their individual plays.
Claudius expresses some guilt towards his horrifying deed when he mentions, "That cannot be, since I am still possess 'd/ Of those effects for which I did the murder/ My crown, mine own ambition and my queen" (3.3.54-56). King Hamlet shows his guilt at first but then he realizes he does not need to be forgiven, for he is the King now and his possession is of more importance than his morals.Claudius ' ambition for power only pushes the plot of the play further. Claudius’ greediness for power also foreshadows his downfall as his greed leads him to never think about the consequence of his actions .Therefore,the character Claudius shows the theme of greed throughout the play. Claudius even forgets his own morals as a king because of his selfishness for power and seen at the end of the play when he says, “Gertrude, do not drink” (5, 2, 286). After Gertrude drinks from Hamlet’s cup, he said “(aside) It is the poisoned cup.
It also illustrates the bastard's mistaken belief that by fooling his father, he might be able to eliminate Edgar, the competition for Gloucester's title, and possibly rid himself of his father in the same act. This is a prime example of immoral foolishness in King Lear. Another type of fool in King Lear is the ignorant fool. Whereas characters such as Goneril, Regan, and Edmund are fools because of their tendency to harm others for self- gain, the ignorant foolish are not necessarily driven to evil. However, the evil are almost always driven to foolish actions.
Here, Goneril and Regan are plotting against Lear, they know that he is impulsive and aging which could play to their advantage in taking his power and all his land. Ultimately, the betrayal of their father helps them gain power that Lear never even had and soon they become greedy, wanting everything they desire. Evidently, the sister 's betrayal is the greatest in the play as they take all the power from Lear and cause irreversible suffering of their father and others. As the play progresses
By destroying Macbeth’s masculinity, instilling greed into him, and absolving him of guilt, Lady Macbeth is a main contributor to Macbeth’s descent. She does these things as an attempt to use her husband to gain the royalty she wants. As
Emilia’s husband is the villain she hates, but giving him the one item he needs dooms everyone. Othello falls into Iago’s plan as soon as his fatal flaw of jealousy comes into play. In the tragic play Othello, by William Shakespeare, the innocent characters Desdemona, Emilia, and Othello are lead to their demise because they are manipulated into trusting Iago. Desdemona is loyal and caring, which blinds her from Iago’s manipulation. Desdemona’s loyalty and care helps build Iago’s scheme.
Shakespeare has used the dramatic form of a tragedy to comment on the impact of violence on society and individuals which also gives us a valuable insight into the power of love. The tragedy centres around the collapse of Romeo and Juliet’s love, filling us with a sense of dread. The messages remain relevant to audiences across time as we reflect on human nature and are drawn into the circumstances of the play through Shakespeare’s effective use of dramatic and poetic devices. Shakespeare’s insight into violence and conflict is a significant element towards the establishment of the tragedy. In the play the evocative images of violence reigns over the power of love and justice, prominently revealed from the quote “civil blood makes civil hands unclean” for the unfortunate fate of the two ill-fated lovers.