Iago let his vengeful ways and deceitful motives alter his decisions while Othello appears in the opening acts as the very personification of self control”(Harbage). The two characters are meant to balance each other out, but Iago gets too deep in Othello’s head, leaving him susceptible to lash out. Shakespeare wants to bring attention to the fact that no matter how hard one tries, the darkness creeps on eventually and wins. By this point in the play, all the character’s true colors have been shown. “Othello is forced to recognize that he lives in a tragic world, and he pays the price” which causes him to have his tragic downfall(Harbage).
The Role of Fantasy and Purpose in Individuals “I don’t want realism, I want magic”- Blanche DuBois (Williams 145). In A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams presents readers with the acute presence of fantasy in individuals’ lives. Every character fabricates fantasies in his life to gloss over his struggles and forget each other 's flaws. A Streetcar Named Desire evaluates individual’s use of fantasy as a crutch to avoid the hard truths and give purpose to an empty life. Blanche DuBois, the protagonist of the story, uses fantasy to cope with her world crumbling around her.
In “The Necklace,” “The Scarlet Ibis,” and “The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind,” the consequence of the characters’ selfishness lead to their eventual demise. An example of greed leading to inevitable downfall is in the short story “The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind”. There are many instances in this story when greed ruins the lives of not only the character consumed with self-indulgence but also all of the characters around them. Both Mandarins in the story wished to have the better city, but they would always have to outdo each other and would never be satisfied. This is supported by the text when it states, “But the pleasure was like a winter flower; it died swiftly.”(Bradbury 398).
Raymond Carver takes a bleak and sometimes dark humor approach to the costs of relationship breakups in his short story, “Popular Mechanics”. While there is a focus on how a child is often damaged during a separation, the emphasis is on the unnamed angry man and woman’s discord. Carver doesn’t clarify what is the cause of the couple’s troubles, but it’s clearly turned hostile. The gloomy depiction prevents any promise of a favorable outcome. The indistinctness of the characters allows the reader to put themselves into the story and to feel the building aggressive tension.
Being an Absurdist, Albee believed that illusions often generate a false content for a person’s life and hence, should be abandoned ("Edward Albee: Who 's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"). The reference to Woolf is probably aimed at evoking the darkness and chaos, hidden behind seemingly stable relationships as depicted by Woolf in her novels and Albee also wants to convey that there are always different versions of reality. Albee’s jingle is significant in each character’s life and portrays the deep fear that each of them has in confronting the harsh realities in their lives. Honey, the seemingly devoted wife of Nick, is one such character that is terrified of
Everyone sees the play Hamlet as this great tragedy and a quest for revenge, and it is one, but it’s all filled with so much deception and lies. The characters lie to each other, they spy and create plans to find out information. This use of hidden yet obvious deception just shows how rotton human beings can be with each other and how easily they can turn on one another to further themselves to get what they want. It eventually shows that by using all your energy towards a plan of revenge, can cause self deception. In this story, Shakespeare uses certain structures to reveal that by using deceit one may actually be able to get to the truth.
In the song “Fake Plastic Trees” by Radiohead, the theme is about the struggle of searching and finding someone you think you truly love in a world full of fake people. The song tells a description of the lady the writer loves from his point of view. He talks about her “plastic” life, pointing out how fake everything in her life is using metaphors and comparisons. The song in general is about trying to find love and believing its true and sincere, then realizing in the end it was fake or not what you had expected. It has an overall hopeless an depressing theme to it, to help show that everyone is trapped in an artificial world surrounded by fake-ness.
In conclusion, Macbeth was making a wrong choice so his consequences at the end is overwhelming and his action has lead him to become a tragic character. The character Macbeth has consumed the ambition of himself and Lady Macbeth him has shifted himself form a heroic into a ring of murderous. After he has knew it he has making the mistake however his hand is cover with blood and guilt that he cannot turn back. The Macbeth 's tragic flaw in character was the pairing of his ambition with easily influence by lady Macbeth. Throughout the play we see many examples of Macbeth 's conflict between his ambition to attain the crown and his passive attitude towards the actions that are required to
Blanche, from A Streetcar Named Desire, knows the pain of brightness all too well. Blanche flees a failed company and a failed marriage in an attempt to find refuge in her sister’s home. Through her whirlwind of emotions, the reader can see Blanche desires youth and beauty above all else, or so the readers think. In reality, she uses darkness to hide the true story of her past. In A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams, uses the motif of light to reveal Blanche’s obsession with living in a fantasy world until the light illuminates her reality.
Shakespeare and Golding have both created villains that add tension to their stories. Tybalt appears throughout the play to only act villainous to protect his families, “solemnity.” At different times in the play we can truly see Tybalt’s explosiveness which sometimes has devastating consequences. Modern audiences would take this as villainy whereas Elizabethan audiences might’ve understood it as courage rather than evil. On the other hand, Roger appears to be an extended metaphor, depicting the evil Golding believed festooned in all humans. Golding creates Roger as psychotic a character the audience truly dislike.