This quotation illuminates Gertrude’s act of incest which can be classified as an aspect of adultery. Hamlet’s views of marriage are potentially destroyed because of Gertrude’s remarriage and women in general as he states to Ophelia: “Of if thou wilt needs marry, marry a fool; for wise men know well enough what monsters you make of them” (3.1.138-140). Although Gertrude is to blame for Hamlet’s negative outlook on marriage, his misogynistic attitude comes to light as he classifies all women (including Ophelia) as cheaters and liars. Moreover, Hamlet confronts Gertrude for her incestuous and adulterous crimes and speaks: “Nay, but to live / In the rank sweat of an enseamèd bed, / Stewed in corruption, honeying and making love” (3.4.91-94).
Lastly, Othello knifed himself. All of these deaths occurred because two men were desirous of things other people had. These acts exhibit the abominable effects jealousy can have on people’s
The play begins with him talking to another character about how unfair it was for him not to get the lieutenant job, He then wants revenge from Othello. He accuses othello for sleeping with his wife “I hate the moor, it is thought abroad that ‘twixt my sheets/he has done my office-”(I.iii.329-370). Then he goes on insisting his lust for Desdemona because he wants to get revenge from othello “Wife for wife”(II.i.286). These false claims indicate that he doesn't really care about who he hurts, he just wants revenge no matter who it is, which makes him dangerous. Even though these are false claims
As the play MacBeth transitions it shows MacBeth chose poor decisions as he getting closer to his tragic end. While reading it shows clear examples of MacBeth committing hellish acts for his own gain and ambition to become the mighty king. Even though Macbeth’s fate is tragic he tries to dodge it simultaneously while trying to prosper and become king unworried, while trying to become king unworried MacBeth commits heinous and brutal acts resulting in hamartia to get the best of him, MacBeth’s hamartia is him putting ambition first which causes him to be violent and brutal. One major factor that influences the play MacBeth is that he knows how devilish his acts are and consequences he still commits them.
‘Iago is such a disturbing villain because he seems to have no real motives for his evil.’ How far and in what ways do you agree with this view? Iago is nothing more than a devious mastermind and Machiavellian of the Shakespearean tragedy, Othello. Whilst Iago does try to communicate multiple reasons for his motives in wanting to destroy Cassio and Othello these are mere rationalisations and excuses to provide justification for his evil actions and can only be accepted when analysing Othello on a surface level.
His feigned madness is maintained because it allows him to continue with his plans. This madness is not, however, sustained when guard is unnecessary. Maybe Hamlet thought too much, but he thought as a sane man would. He commits no actions without reason, and he is far too astute and organized to be proclaimed mentally unstable. Hamlet’s portrayal of a madman is also very complex because it allows not only his points to be made, but in a believably insane way, which contrasts greatly with the expected ramblings of a truly insane
This shows how complicated Romeo is, from being dramatic about being romantic and then immediately becoming very serious and furious at Tybalt for the death of his friend Mercutio. The drama from Romeo and Juliet mainly comes from the complexity of all the different characters in the play. Romeo is seen to be stubborn and loves only Rosaline in the beginning, but once he sees Juliet, he falls in love with her immediately. Also, Romeo is a complex character when suddenly turns vicious and kills Tybalt because he had killed Mercutio.
Iago: elusive or illusive? The most profound and intriguing characters in Shakespeare’s plays, at least in the tragedies, are the villains. Don John in Much Ado About Nothing has far fewer lines than the other main characters, yet it is his actions that create consequential events the whole play revolves around. But unlike the comedies, the tragic villains (villains of the tragedies) are more than mere blocking forces.
Othello’s jealous spirit drives him to murder his wife; he cannot stop his obsession with the alleged affair until she is harmed (“Othello.” Shakespeare for Students 663). Othello even rationalizes murdering his wife as justice for her betrayal. He
In spite of the fact that Iago is the regular disturbance and accordingly the conspicuous awful person, his fate is to make the disaster that this play later moves toward becoming. A protracted thought notwithstanding a receptive outlook will demonstrate the reality of the situation. Othello is the real miscreant. Despite the fact that he at first does not have any vindictive considerations and thoughts, he in the long run becomes a murderer due to emotionally untrustworthy and jealousy.
Shakespeare wrote the ending this way so the audience could have their own view on why Iago did this and where the evil originated from. Reinstating the idea that Iago did not act without motive and did have a reason to carry out the horrific plans. With the term “motiveless malignity” disproven as the main reason for Iago’s evil there has to be a reason for why he is doing these things and risking so much. We see early in the story that Iago has a disdain and unlovable relationship with his boss Othello. Whether it is when he is walking with Roderigo gossiping and saying racist things about Othello or when he uses racist and weirdly sexual statements to describe the marriage
Macbeth is a tragic play that focuses on a character of the same name, and was written by William Shakespeare. Macbeth is an ambitious man, but goes about reaching his ambitions poorly, killing anyone in his way. He has many titles of a high degree, and has a major character flaw, which ends up causing his death and fall from happiness to misery. For these reasons, Macbeth is a tragic hero, despite his murderous and treacherous ways.
Oxley Morgan Ms.Milliner EES21QH-05 1/18/17 Final Paper Throughout the play of Othello many characters had different mindsets and the way they displayed grit was also unique to each characters. One can say that each character had they own fair share of grittiness during the play. However I ultimately define mindset as a belief or beliefs that people have overtime that helps to shape the way they think. You can also say that grit is the determination to do something or achieve something.
In William Shakespeare’s Othello, jealousy is a major, plot-advancing mechanism, as well as one of the most prominent themes. As planted by Iago in Act III, Othello’s own doubts and jealous tendencies cause his demise. Shakespeare utilizes ambiguity, adoring tones, and the power of suggestion to develop the young hero’s unfortunate hamartia. In doing so, it is proven that sometimes naivety and too much faith in an unvalidated source of information can cause deadly miscommunication. Act III Scene III of Othello is dripping with ambiguity, specifically in the answers and suggestions of Iago as he discusses the faithfulness of Desdemona with Othello.