Heathcliff's villainy is apparent in how he treats the Earnshaws, degrading Hindley and Hareton just as Hindley did him. This is also shown in his actions against the Lintons. Heathcliff hates the Lintons because Cathy married Edgar. Heathcliff uses his treachery to steal away the Linton fortune and to degrade their offspring. Heathcliff's villainy is finally shown in how he treats Cathy herself.
In the book Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, Heathcliff has taken it upon himself to seek revenge against anyone who mistreated him. While doing so, his cruel acts lead to the demise of the first generations of Earnshaws, the family who adopts him. Although his animosity is aimed to one it becomes out of control, it spreads to everyone like a disease of cruelty and heartbreak. Unfortunately a bitter childhood and betrayal of the heart turns a kind soul into an evil sour man searching for vengeance. The avengement of Heathcliff brings on the rage and corruption to the Earnshaw – Linton families tearing through the first generation.
Edmund portrayed Edgar as the son that would kill Gloucester only to inherit his money and share his inheritance with Edmund. Gloucester believed Edmund, sending out guards to kill Edgar for his betrayal... ... middle of paper ... ...caused Lear to curse Goneril and Regan for not caring for him but for ruining his life. Goneril and Regan selfishness for power overwhelmed them leading to their lies of their love for their father and his power would never be returned so they could inherit all of his power. Hatred and desire fueled Goneril, Regan, and Edmund to lie in order to obtain their parents’ power leading to destruction within their family. Edmund’s hatred was continued by the reminder that he was only the bastard son of Gloucester driving him to lie to both of them ultimately ruining his father’s eyesight and his brother’s identity.
Iago also seems to be jealous of Othello because of a rumour that Emilia slept with Othello. He remarks in his soliloquy: ‘I hate the Moor, And it is thought abroad that ‘twixt my sheets He’s done in my office. I know not if ‘t be true,’. So this is a stronger motive for destroying Othello’s happiness. The dramatic irony suggests that Iago is jealous and wants revenge for more than not securing his promotion, and the audience wonder what other motives he has.
His ideas about her being a good pure Queen are proved false as she turns her back on her husband and marries his brother. This bothers Hamlet before he discovers his father was murdered. “Thou turn’st mine eyes into my very soul, And there I see such black and grained spots, As will not leave their tinct” (79-81) Gertrude admits that incest with her husband’s brother has blackened her soul and will forever haunt her existence. Her son’s words have struck her and she realizes what a horrible sin she has committed. However, it seems she says this to appease Hamlet as though her future actions do not show that she is remorseful.
“As Iago, the man of resentment par excellence, who represents the levelling jealousy of all superior attainment, says of Cassio: "he hath a daily beauty in his life that makes me ugly" ( Othello, 5.2) (Bonetto I).” Since he was elected to be Othello’s lieutenant, Iago has a motive to be bitter and jealous towards Cassio. Iago never understood why Othello ch... ... middle of paper ... ... suspicion that he had slept with his wife, Emilia. Therefore Iago convinced Othello with the perfect evidence that his wife, Desdemona was cheating on him with Cassio. As the tragedy began to unfold everyone was able to see Iago true colors and see the conniving, lying, and backstabbing person that he is. Everyone’s fate was in the hands of Iago, the villain.
He resented Edgar for marrying Catherine, as he felt that if he hadn’t been degraded by Hindley he would have been able to marry her. Nelly claims that Heathcliff “[seemed] to hate,” Edgar even as a child and considered him, “as a rival.” (58). His eventual wish to seek revenge was a progression of their childhood rivalry that was only heightened by Edgar’s marriage to Catherine. Heathcliff began to take revenge on Edgar as soon as he returned to Wuthering Heights. He regularly visited Catherine, despite how much this bothered Edgar, as Nelly describes he, “grew pale with pure annoyance,” at Heathcliff’s mere presence (96).
By having an affair with a woman who has chosen him, Willy is able to fuel his overinflated ego. The need to constantly feed his ego is caused by the tragic flaw of pride which hurts his son Biff’s future. Biff is heartbroken due to the fact that his idol and father commits such adultery. He runs off “weeping fully” (121) when he discovers the scarring truth of whom he once thought to be great. Due to Willy’s egotistical nature and the need to feed it with a mistress, his downfall begins in the eyes of Biff.
Arthur hides his sin and becomes extremely troubled. Hester's husband, Roger, takes it upon himself to judge and punish Arthur for his sin and becomes like the devil. Three characters in the novel are symbolic; Roger Chillingworth, the young woman, and Pearl. One character in the story that is symbolic is Roger, Hester's husband. He is the symbol of a life consumed with revenge.
Hamlet follows the story of the mentally troubled Prince Hamlet in his mission to kill his uncle, the man who killed his father. To make matters worse, Hamlet’s mother, Gertrude, also becomes an extension of his anger and confusion, referring to her as an “incestuous/adulterate beast” (I, v, 42-43). She uses her motherly charm to hide her sexual activity and enjoyable lifestyle. The narration of Hamlet’s family dysfunctionality holds a powerful presence, especially after Hamlet’s pure view of women becomes corrupted after marrying his uncle. The act of marriage to the uncle was seen as complete evil and led him to question the validity of his mother’s marriage vows, causing him to be confused and depressed.