Therefore Lady Macbeth has to go retrieve it because Macbeth is too traumatized to return. Out of rage he kills the guards; this is the first murder Macbeth commits without consulting Lady Macbeth. Another example of how light comes into play is when Macbeth has the two murderess kill Banquo. Macbeth tells them to kill Banquo when he is on his way to his party with Fleance. A second example of how light imagery is used is when Macbeth says "And all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death.
Emilia’s love for her husband, Iago, ultimately destroys Othello and results in her own death. Othello is a dramatic play in which ends in ironic tragedy. In the play, Iago is a jealous man who wants revenge on Othello for giving Cassio the position of lieutenant, when Iago wanted the position for himself. In the play there is a handkerchief that is a symbol of Othello’s love for his wife, Desdemona. Iago has a plan to steal the handkerchief and place it with Cassio, then spread a rumor that Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio.
One would expect, stereotypically, that Macbeth would be the one trying to convince his queasy wife that killing the King would be a blessing. Instead, Shakespeare turns things upside down and puts the pants on Lady Macbeth. Just as we're beginning to accept this, he turns it around again, with Lady Macbeth's suicide and Macbeth's heroic (although evil) bravery. Act IV contains two noticeable echoes of the "Fair is foul and foul is fair" theme. First, while Malcom and Macduff are talking, we learn of Malcom's terrible nature, and that he would rape, pillage and steal were he king.
William Shakespeare's Macbeth In William Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, there is no doubt that the “dead butcher and his fiend like queen” (V, 9, 36) are both villainous; however they are villainous to varying degrees. We are first exposed to both of their villainy when Macbeth and Lady Macbeth hear of the witch’s predictions, and their reaction is to murder Duncan. Even though Macbeth is initially portrayed as being courageous and honorable, he eventually becomes more villainous than Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth appears very villainous to begin with, because she encourages and provokes her husband to murder King Duncan. However she has nothing to do with the murders that Macbeth commits later on in the play: Macduff’s family, Banquo, and young Seaward.
In Shakespeare 's Othello, Iago persuades Othello that Desdemona is unfaithful by manipulating multiple characters in the play. Iago is a very crafty character who succeeds in using the power of language to carry out his plans without revealing his true intentions to other characters. In the play, Iago puts the seed of jealousy and suspicion in Othello’s mind by playing with everybody’s emotion. In the process, he ends up causing the death of all major characters, including the protagonist. Iago’s scheme starts off when Cassio was given a higher position as lieutenant.
As Gertrude says when hamlet confronts her, about marrying his uncle. ?Oh Hamlet thou hast left my heart in twain.? (3:4:154) Ophelia certainly is driven mad, partly by her father?s emotional manipulation on her, but also I believe by hamlets, denying of their love, and taunting after he finds out she is used to spy on him. Claudius I believe does, have reluctance and sometimes portrays the characteristics of a mad man, when he finds out he has been tricked by Hamlet, after the Mousetrap he shows the manic tendencies. This could be equated to anyone in the same situation.
For instance, when Hamlet states, “Get thee to a nunnery. Why wouldst thou be a breeder / of sinners? I am myself indifferent honest, but yet I / could accuse me of such things that it were better my/ mother had not borne me” (3.1.121-23). He tells Ophelia that he doesn’t love her, which was cruel and uncalled for, even if Ophelia is not completely innocent in this situation as she is spying on him by her father’s orders. Furthermore, Hamlet’s misogyny continues as he disrespects his own mother, as he states, “She married—O most wicked speed!
The definition is something that is unexplainable by natural laws or phenomena. In Othello this can be mentioned when Brabantio accuses Othello of sueding his daughter by way of witchcraft and when Desdemona came back to life only to blame her d... ... middle of paper ... ...ourney he faces many challenges and hardships where his tragic flaw took a place in. Romeo’s flaw is that he rushes into the situation not thinking of the consequences. This is the ultimate reason for his downfall when he hastily kills himself at the site of his fiance’s fake death. This reason these plays are called tragedies.
Pointing to the evil we all have within us Shakespeare allows his audience to live through Iago. Lady Macbeth and Iago both have the advantage of knowing their counterparts very well, thus, are able to scheme and manipulate by using their weaknesses against them. Lady Macbeth ambition surpasses that of her husband and once she has heard about the witches prophesy she feels that he will be Ki... ... middle of paper ... ...ion because he does not give Othello the answers he seeks. Othello already poisoned with hate and anger kills Iago to avenge the deaths of Desdemona and Emilia. In both Macbeth and Othello, Shakespeare uses his characters to exploit their counterparts to gain what they desire.
Similarly, in Macbeth, Macbeth was too late to discover that he was tricked by the witches, and is killed by Macduff. Their flaws also cause them to lose touch with reality: Othello believes that his wife – who was always faithful and loving towards him – is cheating on him, and Macbeth becomes suspicious of and killed anyone who he believed posed a threat to his throne. In both cases, the characters’ tragic flaw is what leads to their downfall and causes them to see things that are not necessarily there. Shakespeare’s Othello and Macbeth portray how easy it is to manipulate someone by playing on their weakness. Othello and Macbeth both started out as brave and honourable people who were admired by their acquaintances, but are slowly lead to their downfall thorough the wrong people knowing their weaknesses and playing on them.