The author uses Othello’s death to show all of the events that have led to this dramatic disaster. Shakespeare also uses Othello’s death to portray the theme of the power of vengeance. The idea that Desdemona would betray him hurt him deeply, but once Othello realizes he has killed her in vain he cannot live with the pain. After Othello’s death Cassio reminds bystanders that Othello is “full of heart” meaning he embodies love and kindness (V.ii. 776).
The main argument supporting the idea that Caliban is a monstrous being is when Caliban states that, “Thou didst prevent [him]. [He] had peopled else this isle with Calibans” (Shakespeare I, ii, 350-351), bluntly admitting that he would be willing to rape Miranda. Although this is an act that deems unforgivable, Caliban treats Miranda like this and harbors these inconsiderate traits because he does not know any better. He had no mentor, nor a guide to teach him to act civil and polite. Just as Prospero wishes revenge onto those who betrayed he and his daughter, Caliban wishes revenge upon his master by violating his daughter.
Although Laertes deliberately collaborates with Claudius to kill Hamlet, Laertes’ forgiveness and quick acceptance of his death suggest his platonic conception of morality. Before the match, Laertes receives Hamlet’s apology when he says, “I am satisfied in nature/… But in my terms of honour / I stand aloof” (5.2. 259-62). Laertes forgives Hamlet when he accepts the apology in “nature”; however, Laertes’ duty to protect his reputation requires him to avenge his father. In effect, Laertes evokes the distinction between honor and nature and the former’s influence over his decision to choose revenge over clemency.
Iago then plants it into Cassio’s possession, which Iago then uses to further convince Othello of the affair. Furthermore, Othello’s gullibility facilitates Iago’s plan, and Othello makes his death and the death of Desdemona inevitable. He turns into a vindictive man, and strikes and calls Desdemona a “Devil” (Oth. 4.224). Othello willing allows
Due to the atrocities Heathcliff experienced at the hands of Hindley, he feels the need to punish his nephew in retaliation for the offences of the boy 's father.Consequently, Heathcliff follows in Hindley 's footsteps, further prolonging his own sorrow as his need for retribution continues to soar. After robbing Hareton of a proper education, Heathcliff wrongfully takes pride in his damning decisions that will lead to a lifetime of hardships for Hareton. He delights in informing Nelly that Hareton is a "fool" by his very design, shaping him into an illiterate and tactless boy just as Hindley had done to him. Furthermore, Heathcliff relishes in the knowledge that Hareton 's senselessness is due to his influence, not because the boy was born as an ill-witted individual. Holding the boy back from reaching his full potential would not be as satisfying for Heathcliff if there was little potential to begin with.
Embedded Assessment: The Foil of Tragic Hero Creon Foils are characters that contrast with one another to highlight particular qualities of those specific characters. Tiresias, the blind prophet of Thebes, functions as a foil throughout Sophocles’s Antigone, by telling Creon he is doomed and will not be able to escape fate. In the Oedipus the King along with Antigone , Tiresias reveals unwanted truths about Creon and Oedipus. Although he is the blind prophet, his ability to “see” beyond the present, Tiresias first accuses Oedipus of killing his father in Oedipus Rex and proceeds to tell Creon in Antigone that his laws will cause more harm to his land and death to his family. However, instead of learning from Oedipus’s mistakes, Creon rejects
Thereby allowing Iago to use what influence and power he has retained to ruin Othello’s life and power dynamic. He relies completely on what he believes to be his merit (through status) rather than loyalty, which Othello favors. Another proprietor of power is Othello, who is more unexpected than the other characters to wield it. “I fetch my life and being from men of royal siege, and my demerits may speak unbonneted to as proud a fortune as this that I have reached” (Shakespeare,1280). As he is a non-European character he has had to have undeniable levels of experience to be appointed to his position, yet even then he is
He practically confesses his insanity is all for show because he says so and because he tells his best friend, Horatio, not to worry about him whatsoever. Towards the end of act 5, Hamlet again admits his insanity caused his previous actions. Rather this time, it may have been more for saving his life rather than planning to end someone else’s. Before the deadly duel against Laertes, Hamlet decides he should apologize for his actions at Ophelia’s grave and for killing Polonius. “What I have done, That might your nature, honor, and exception Roughly awake, I here proclaim was madness,” he pleads.
It all seems predestined that Oedipus would end up murdering his father and committing incest with his mother. However from my personal point of view, I think that the whole series of tragic events that had happened in King Oedipus can totally be thwarted. This tragedy could be well avoided from the beginning through the decision made by perhaps his parents or even the different characters in the plot. Ironically, we could also say that it is also the decisions made by these people in various situations that result in the tragedy. I believe that there will be a plot twist even if only one mid-event got changed.
William Shakespeare's play Othello uses irony to present the central message that reputation is not an accurate evaluation of one’s character, for manipulation is very prevalent throughout the plot. Varying types of irony are used as Othello, Emilia, and Desdemona all are not able to grasp reality with the information that is presented to them. Iago takes away what is truly occurring to improve his own standings while shattering others. Emilia was unaware of her husband's intention to sabotage as she exclaimed, “I tell you, it makes my husband so unhappy, you’d think it was his own cause”(Shakespeare 155). Furthermore, on a superficial level dramatic irony was used as Emelia was blind to Iago being the cause of the predicament.