In describing Iago, the word honest is used to highlight the contradiction between the idea of an honest man and his actions. Iago used claims of love and honesty as motivations for his actions yet his actions are motivated by other goals. Also, because all of the characters believe in Iago’s honesty, it alienates the audience in their knowledge of Iago’s true intentions and therefore magnifies the dramatic irony for the audience. The use of the word honest in addition to questioning words such as yet and maybe demonstrates how quickly Desdemona’s reputation changes with just a whisper of dishonesty. This highlights the dramatic irony because the audience knows of Desdemona’s faithfulness yet they are powerless in stopping Iago’s plan.
This shows that John is a very humble and prudent man, which are significant qualities of a good man. Next, John demonstrates courage as he comes
Even though some people did not understand Wilde’s purpose, others easily captured the message. Therefore, although Oscar Wilde’s main priority was to mock the views of the upper class, not everyone received his message of criticism clearly, but they did enjoy the ridiculousness of the play. By using lampooning in his work, Wilde could use his heavy criticism to improve the day of the lower class by mocking the upper class’ personalities and
The language that Barry uses sounds like he doesn’t put enough thought into what he says and that what he says doesn’t achieve anything, it just puts Ishmael and anyone else he bullies down. This proves that the language Barry uses gives him confidence but he uses that confidence to bully people. The language that James
Finally, Liesel and Rudy were able to fully trust each other with their darkest secrets. For example, Rudy tells Liesel about when the doctor inspected him and some other boys. That is a moment of importance because he was genuinely embarrassed, and at first didn 't tell her. However, later he feels comfortable to tell Liesel. " Stripped of their, the boys were allowed to dress again."(414)
Depending on the circumstances and on the relationship he has with the person he is talking to, Odysseus can guide them into doing what he intends through his clever wording and lies. He often uses his lies for his individual welfare, such as keeping his identity secret or receiving help. Other times, Odysseus lies for the well-being of others, by giving them hope and happiness. Odysseus’s utilization of lie not only reveals his resourcefulness in his cunning, but also his thoughtfulness for others. Odysseus’s lies, which might be seen as only a way to conceal his identity, actual discloses aspects of his and other character personalities we would otherwise not
He trusts him and believes the lies that he tells about Desdemona. In one scene, Iago tries to protect Othello from Brabantio, even though he is the one who told him that Desdemona and Othello married in the first place. He exclaims: He prated, And spoke such scurvy and provoking terms Against your honour That, with the little godliness I have, I did full hard forbear him. But, I pray you, sir, Are you fast married?
Characterization proves the theme that Fortunato's insults make an enemy of Montresor. Montresor becomes vindictive when Fortunato’s insults start turning towards his family. Montresor’s family motto is no one punishes him and gets away with it (Fields). This gives reason to believe that honor dictated that Montresor avenge the insults Fortunato laid at his feet. Montresor says, “THE thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as
The tragic hero, Marcus Brutus, possesses morality and a deep loyalty for Rome which are noble traits to have, but in certain situations those same characteristics allow for others to easily manipulate him. In response to Cassius’s attempts to persuade Brutus, Brutus admits, “I love / The name of honor more than I fear death” (I.ii.94-95). By revealing his loyalty to Rome, Brutus shows his weakness to Cassius and allows for Cassius to use it against him.
An embodiment of evil, with no moral compunction, and therefore while he does initially provide reasons for his wicked intentions, his motives are unsubstantial and merely excuses to cover up his inner evil and Machiavellian ways. Iago is an incredibly intelligent, cunning villain, who throughout the play uses his ability to think quickly and to play multiple roles to clutch on to every opportunity that will further his cause. At first, his motives are revealed to be based upon his lack of promotion, later he changes this to sexual jealousy and finally on the belief that his own made up affair between Cassio and Desdemona is true. Iago seems to be ever altering and modifying his motives, indecisive as to what his real motive is making it seem as though he is indeed nothing but a motiveless disturbing