Everyone, at some point in his or her life, has wanted to take revenge on someone. However, revenge is an obsessive, overwhelming response that is ultimately dissatisfying. In the Scarlet Letter, Chillingworth became completely preoccupied with taking revenge on Dimmesdale because he fathered a child with his wife, and through imagery, the gradual change from unpleasant physician to vengeful husband is shown. People say, “revenge is a dish best served cold.” Chillingworth took that expression to heart by, over a long period of time, torturing Dimmesdale emotionally for the crime he had committed. In the beginning, Hester kept the secret from Chillingworth, but he vowed to find out who the father was, saying “‘Never, sayest thou’… with a
Claudius possesses all the qualities of a villain: ambition, greed, jealousy, selfishness,dishonesty,tyranny. He does not hesitate before he kills his brother being driven by jealousy and power thirst. Claudius is an example of the monstrous-like people of the society becauseClaudius commits the biggest of dishonesty: towards his own blood. The problem with Claudius is that between honesty and betrayal he chooses betrayal, between love and selfishness he would go for selfishness. All that selfishness causes his life to lack love and that is what leads him to destruction.
Shelley’s novel encompasses the unknown and how ambition drove Victor’s passions, ultimately leading him to the tragic end with many other bumps in the road along the way. As Victor had been in the study of life and its cause, the death of his mother had catalyzed a movement of grief which had started, “…depriv[ing him]self of rest and health. [Which he] had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation…” (Shelley 35). Even though he knew that he had been raiding graveyards, Victor believed that he created the body with the ‘finest body parts’ available. However, upon realizing had created an abomination as he finished, he flees, “…now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart” (Shelley 35).
Because Cassio is distraught from the sequences that occurred earlier, he confides to Iago for advice. After recommending him to talk to Desdemona and Cassio leaving, he finally figures out his plan to destroy Othello. He first starts off with realizing his irony of helping Cassio while trying to be evil at the same time. It has been so easy for Iago to mold the other characters into his plan that it is hilarious to him. At this point, it is questioning to the audience of the continuation of his plot.
He eventually returns as a rich, powerful, and immoral man, set on his singular goal to take revenge on those who he believes wronged him. Motivated by his love for catherine and his single-minded desire for revenge against the people of Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange The conflict ends with the death of Heathcliff, as the two surviving characters (Hareton and Cathy) attempt to move on from the destruction Hareton’s adopted father (and Cathy’s father-in-law) caused, and do what he could never do (live with the love of his life). Heathcliff’s love and passion for Catherine leads to most of the novel’s events, reinforcing the novel’s themes of extreme passions leading to an extreme
As a side bonus, with Roderigo dead, Lago will be able to keep the stolen items that Roderigo thought was given to Desdemona. Lago is jealous of Cassio for more reasons than just the promotion, Lago sees Cassio as more attractive “He hath a daily beauty in his life that makes me ugly” (Bevington, 2014, 5.1.19-20). At this crucial point in Lago’s plan, everything must work accordingly or else the entire scheme will be revealed to Othello and whoever lives between Cassio and Roderigo. The fear from this step in Lago’s plan would seem to be very heavy, but Lago keeps a calm state of mind and cautiously thinks over the outcomes, while not showing any affection for loss of
(1.3.424.55) Meaning that Iago knows that he's able to use Roderigo unwillingly and get him to do his dirty work for him. Iago States to himself. Castle is a good man but he still wants to deceive him so that he may become lieutenant. Iago convinces Roderigo that Desdemona is in love with Cassio and that Roderigo should help him Cassio removed from his job as lieutenant and the two come up with a plan to get Cassio drunk and make him fight so that Othello will remove Cassio as lieutenant. Being that Roderigo is blinded by his love for Desdemona and the lies of Iago, Roderigo willingly helps, not realizing that Iago only wants to help himself and he'll do anything to do so, even if he has to manipulate the minds of innocent people around him.
He spent countless days, even years, doing everything he could to hide the affair from the town and his congregation, in order to maintain his power and elite status within the community. By burying his sins deeper and deeper within his heart, Dimmesdale only made the guilt and regret that oppressed his mind stronger. Throughout the book, Hawthorne used the metaphor of a prison to represent the mental effects of Dimmesdale’s sins isolating him from the world and ultimately driving him insane. He chose the prison as a symbol because many criminals go insane within their jail cell due to the constant isolation that forces them to become trapped within their own mind and heart, where they are left to face the constant guilt and regret from their sins. Hawthorne brilliantly expounded upon this metaphor and symbol in relation to Dimmesdale’s life when he wrote, “...the wooden jail was already marked with weather-stains and other indications of age, which gave a yet darker aspect to its beetle-browed and gloomy front”(Hawthorne 45).
In the book Othello, Iago is a very manipulating man, throughout the book he manages to manipulate three main people, Roderigo, Cassio, and Othello. He uses all their weaknesses to bring them down. Iago wants revenge on Othello, because Othello overlooks Iago and his abilities, so Iago manipulates these three characters to get back at Othello in the long run. He comes up with a very good plan to get each other to turn against one another. So in the end he ends up getting what he wanted, revenge.
This theme is important throughout the whole novel. The novel shows how vengeance takes over Dantes, leading him from a nice and naïve young man, to a cold and calculated person that wants his revenge. He starts off nice and well off. Then after he escapes prison he doesn’t trust people anymore and he does everything to further his own agenda. He uses people for his personal gain and creates aliases to help him get close to those that framed him.
Rather, he is eager to jump to the conclusion of pain and suffering -- even when that pain is his own. Albert H. Tricomi notes the oddness of this scene as well, commenting “Thus, in a vain effort to save his two imprisoned sons, Titus render’s up his own hand to the ravenous emperor of Rome. The words he speaks at this time precisely explain the bizarre relationship between language and events that typifies the method of the play.”3 Titus’s need to feel the feeling of controlled hurt to satisfy his violent desires is present even in his “bizarre language” as he converses with the Moor. Therefore, he makes the tribute part of himself in order to regain that control that he does not have over the impending doom of his captured (and soon to be executed)