Pride, greed, and lust drove Iago to poisoning Desdemona 's father and eventually ruining the marriage between Desdemona and Othello. In his play, he approach the problems the world faces in a comedic manner. People let greed and lust persuade them to do crazy things. Othello and Iago are foil characters in Othello. 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).
When considering the ego of a human being, the influence of jealousy is very strong. For instance, in the beginning of the story, Iago finds out that Cassio has been granted the lieutenancy by Othello instead of him. Iago is infuriated by what he considers to be a poor decision on Othello’s part, and he claims to have deserved the position more than Cassio. Therefore, Iago plots to ruin Othello’s life whom he blames for this struggle by destroying his relationship with Desdemona. For example, he alerts Desdemona 's unapproving father of the eloped couple.
For instance, in The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald indirectly criticizes the American Dream. Instead of the idea of pure joy attainable for the compensation of hard works, Fitzgerald portrays his idea of the American Dream by Gatsby. In the book, Gatsby’s American Dream is the affluence of material goods and winning Daisy, a fascinating girl. Gatsby, however, ends up dying because of his endless greed. Summing up, The Great Gatsby’s meditates the idea of the American Dream as reaching towards goals greater than themselves, being completely out of reach.
Ophelia in Hamlet is being mistreated by her father and by the characters around her. She suffers from extreme cruelty by her own father Polonius. He is the worst image of a father because he disrespects, controls and manipulates his own daughter for his own whims (Dorn, 1999). For example, he orders Ophelia to participate in uncovering the thoughts of Hamlet "...Walk you here… Read on this book that shows such exercise may color your loneliness"(III.i:41-46) in this excerpt, he orders her to pretend to read from a book in order to make it more reasonable to be alone when she meets Hamlet. Obviously, she follows exactly what her father tells her to as she replies to his orders "I shall obey my lord"(I.iv:136).
Darcy proposes marriage to Elizabeth, something that to me seemed a little out of the blue when I read one of the newer, shorter editions of Pride and Prejudice. Of course with his inability to express himself, he begins the declaration of love by insulting Elizabeth. Elizabeth scolds him quite harshly for steering Mr. Bingley away from her sister and for cheating Mr. Wickham out of his inheritance. Shortly after Mr. Darcy leaves and delivers a letter to Elizabeth. The letter explains everything and breaks down Elizabeth’s prejudices against Mr. Darcy.
I was placed in irons, conveyed to trial once more, and sent forever." This arrangement of "equity" for the rich is metaphorically communicated in Chapter XXXIII after Pip and Estella eat and they close Newgate. At the point when Estella asks what put this is and Pip answers, she shivers and comments, "Blackguards." obviously, the incongruity is that she herself is the offspring of such scoundrels, yet she has the polish of the upper-class as the embraced girl of Miss Havisham. Prior, in Chapter XXXII, there is a representation of the bad form of the legitimate framework as Pip converses with Wemmick, who advises him that he is in route to the notorious Newgate jail where Mr. Jaggers has been contracted by a thief.
He must learn to redeem himself independent of his adoration for Jane as his idealised angel. Mr. Rochester 's primary character flaws which make Jane uneasy prior to their first marriage and caused its ultimate failure are largely rooted in his Byronic qualities. His propensity to be ruled by his excessive passion and his mysterious, turbulent sexual history leads him to deceive her into nearly committing the sin of bigamy. Although he is aware that his love for Jane is genuine, he is unable to manifest this in his actions. Despite Jane expressing her discomfort with his indulging of her with material wealth as feeling "unnatural and strange (Brontë, p. 257), he persists with his objectification of her by saying he wishes to "make the world acknowledge [her] a beauty" (Brontë, p. 258).
In King Lear, Lear is depicted as a very foolish and arrogant man. This is evident when Lear eats up the words of Regan and Goneril, who are lying about how they feel, when he asks his daughters to show who loves him the most. However, when his daughter Cordelia, who is Lear’s favorite daughter, does not play a long with Lear’s games as she believes her actions show her feelings toward her father more then words, Lear quickly dismisses her and decides to only give land to Regan and Cordelia. This clearly shows Lear’s arrogance and foolishness as he falls for the sap of his detached daughters and turns away from the daughter that actually loves him. In a Thousand Acres Larry Cook is depicted as more of a monster instead of a fool.
In reference to Oscar Wildes novel/social critique "The Picture of Dorian Gray" seen in Figure G, the main character Dorian Gray embodies the ultimate aesthetic lifestyle by pursuing personal gratification. Yet, while he enjoys these indulgences, his behaviour eventually kills him and others, and he dies unhappier than ever. Rather than an advocate for pure aestheticism - Dorian Gray is a story in which Wilde illustrates the dangers of the aesthetic philosophy when not practiced with good taste. Aestheticism, Wilde argues that it too often aligns itself with immorality, resulting in a precarious philosophy that must be practiced deliberately (Dugan). This book is important in this argument because the character of Dorian Gray and the story of his profound degeneration provides a case study which examines the viability of a purely
Later, on his first visit to Miss Havisham, he becomes her ‘sick fancy’ as she points at him and commands: “play, play, play!” (51). Just two early examples of how Pip is not a free agent or an autonomous individual but must act at the behest of others. Indeed, the critic Humphrey House maintains that Pip’s helplessness is emotional as well as financial. He goes further: “He directs nothing; things happen to him; everybody except Joe and Biddy use him” (646). This essay will demonstrate to what degree Pip’s growth as an individual was shaped and curtailed by his society.