Tartuffe is a prime example of how man can transgress his own laws to suffice his desire for power. Through the actions of Tartuffe in Moliere’s Tartuffe we witness behavior that can be called hypocritical, but upon further reflection, we realize that he in fact just lying and deceiving. According to Gilde, one must go beyond duplicitous behavior, cease to perceive his deception and lie with sincerity. Through Tartuffe’s wavering actions to and the disagreement between his actions and supposed thoughts to suffice his needs we clearly see that he is aware of his deception and is lying to pursue his own self interests. Indubitably, Tartuffe is not a hypocrite.
Using his reputation as `honest Iago' as bait he would `ensnare them all'. Iago needed to f... ... middle of paper ... ...rhaps Iago is also testing Othello's boundaries here- almost like a preliminary test before launching the full attack. Iago is also careful in choosing his words: `Touch me not so near. I had rather have this tongue cut from my mouth Than it should do offence to Michael Cassio, Yet I persuade myself to speak the truth Shall nothing wrong him. Thus it is general:...' The syntax here is vital- before Iago begins his account- he extorts his loyalty for Cassio.
I believe that this flaw is Hamlet's idealism. While his idealism is a good trait, in this case, Hamlet's environment and his... ... middle of paper ... ...major sin, he also knows that he must avenge his father's death. He could not continue to live knowing that he was not able to put his father's soul to rest, "My thoughts be bloody or be nothing worth." In fact, near the very end of the play, he does cast off all doubt as to his course of action, saying that "There is a special providence in the fall of a sparrow." He now has a fatalistic viewpoint which he believes is right and promises to himself not to let his decision waver.
Throughout the play Iago, Othello's lieutenant, manipulates Othello to believe that Desdemona, Othello's wife, is cheating on him. Various characters in the play Othello appear to be virtuous, upstanding individuals, but their actions reveal that they are not as they appear to be. The character in the play who is the most different than what he appears to be is Iago. He feels he should have gotten a higher position than Cassio working for Othello. He resents Cassio for having the position he wanted.
Othello’s main problem is jealousy and trusting the wrong people. He trusted and was deceived by Iago who was suppose to be his best friend. Also he was wronged by his own ego and self centeredness which helped Iago with his evil scheme. In Act 1 Scene 1 Othello was speaking about Iago and says “ So please your grace, my ancient; A man he is of honest and trust” ( Shakespeare 1.3. 283-285).
The fault in Othello’s character derives from his trustful interpretations of human conduct and his uncontrollable passion. Othello, prone to trusting, is subdued by Iago’s ocular and hypothetical proof of Desdemona’s infidelity. Oth... ... middle of paper ... ...hear her side of the affair which in the future, he will regret. Othello not only lost his wife because of his passion, but also his dignity to the ill of fate that was renamed Iago. Othello lived under Iago’s gaze and influence which in turn revealed his flaws.
This is a loop hole Iago has been given in order to further control how Othello sees things. Iago's sly and deceitful behavior and language lead Othell... ... middle of paper ... ...other man; let alone with Cassio who is Othello's lieutenant. Iago's anger towards Othello leads him to play with the Moor's emotions and manipulates what he sees by using language as his weapon. Iago also uses Othello's trust in his ensign to further put his revenge into reality. He uses trustful language to make Othello have faith in him, also Iago talks about things he does not care about, but knows that Othello finds them important.
When right deception is utilized, it leads to harmony, but when wrong deception is used, it breeds conflict and distrust. While Benedick and Beatrice are self-deceiving; they mask their true emotions to protect themselves. In the end, Benedick and Beatrice's peers use their self-deception to help them bring down their doubts and unite the couple together. On the other hand, knowing Claudio is not what people say he is, Don John devises a scheme to hurt Hero's reputation to create chaos. Once this happens, Friar Francis fabricates a fake story which Hero has died of shock and grief to hide her from public until new evidence come to light.
“Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied, And vice sometimes by action dignified.” - Act 2 scene 3 lines 21-22 When friar Lawrence said this, I think he was thinking of himself, for instance, if he is virtuous, then, his good acts of helping Romeo and Juliet turn to vice, because his motivations were similar to the princes – to stop the feud between the families, though if it had worked it would have had a good ending, but it didn’t work and therefore there was no good out come. “Hence will I to my ghostly father’s cell, His help to crave, and my dear hap to tell.” - Act 2 scene 2 lines 201-202 This was said by Romeo to Juliet. I am assuming that ghostly means spiritual or holy, this could mean that because friar Lawrence is a friar, Romeo referred to him as ‘father’, though I think that Romeo was very close to friar Lawrence so ‘father’ may have been meant literally. friar Lawrence says to Romeo “young son” – Act 2 scene 3 line 33 meaning that they have a father son relationship, especially as there are no scenes between Romeo and his parents, so the friar is the only person to whom Romeo turns to for advice, he is also the last person Juliet goes to after everyone else, so in a way, he is a kind of
It is said so repetitively that it sounds like he is still convincing himself of the righteousness of the act; however, this lends to his characterization as being honorable. Because Brutus goes through so much deliberation, it is revealed to the audience that Brutus is slaying Caesar not for personal motives: but for the good of Rome. The tragic flaw of naivety dooms Brutus to make a tragic error in judgment. He only joins the conspiracy because he is manipulated by C... ... middle of paper ... ...ng him or returning him to Rome in chains. Even his enemies, Antony and Octavius, recognize this after his suicide.