In Othello, Shakespeare intentionally made emotion a major flaw because it causes the characters to be easily manipulated and may cause the character to lose rational. Shakespeare did this to show strong of an emotion jealously is. Because of jealousy Iago is able to manipulate every character he talks to, whether they were minor like Brabantio, the father of Desdemona, or a major character like Othello, the Moor, the General, and supposedly Hero. If it weren’t for the jealously then the ending of Othello wouldn’t be so tragic. Othello’s jealously overcame Othello’s love, which made him blind to the truth.
This should make the audience really despise Romeo along with the rest of the characters in the play, but this really is not the case. As a matter of fact, these actions make Romeo more appealing as a character and are important to the overall theme of the play. Romeo kills Paris because he stands in Romeo’s way of getting to Juliet, and being Juliet is the only true love his life he will stop at nothing for her. Even though Romeo murders Tybalt the audience is still able to sympathize with him because it was
It was very foolish to kiss each other even though they didn’t know each other. If they had not kissed at the party, they could have made smarter decisions if they would have decided to take it a little slower and not meet every night and risk getting in trouble. Juliet knew that Romeo could be killed if he were to get caught with Juliet in lines (2.2.62-65). Where she says, “And the place death, considering who thou art, If any of my kinsmen find thee here.” This shows how desperate they were to see each other because they were both
For example in the shower scene in “Psycho” the stabbing could have had a lot less emotions to the audience because the blood was not a vivid red showing, it was just in black in white. Hitchcock states “one reason he shot Psycho in black-and-white was because he thought the bloody murder might be too much for audiences” (Nixon). In contrast, Hitchcock’s black and white film adds suspense and mystery through the use of his camera angles and music. By Hitchcock using high-pitched alarming music, it makes the audience frightened, causing them to have a natural reaction. Also, by Hitchcock using short cuts for his camera angles and not by filming the actual murder it leaves the audience curious about what is happening.
Although he is aggressive it is his confidence and courage that truely leads to his downfall. The Montagues have an animosity for the Capulets in Romeo and Juliet. Tybalt is Capulet and therefore he doesn’t like any of the montagues. Most of the time having confidence is a good thing, but with Tybalt’s temper it is a dangerous trait to have. Tybalt thinks highly of himself and that’s what causes his downfall.
This is something a typical modern-day playwright wouldn’t do. However, on a stage during the Shakespearean time, the spoiler does create a sense of suspense that makes the audience wonder what precipitates the death of the lovers and want to follow along with the play. He uses the phrase “star-crossed” to suggest that it was bad luck that leads to the lover’s demise, and that Romeo and Juliet’s stars were not aligned in
Romeo and Juliet is a story of love sprouting between two who were in families, or houses rather that were seen as enemies by the other family, but the story also consists of characters upholding higher meaning. One of these characters in particular, Mercutio holds a much deeper meaning than he is generally seen as. For example, Mercutio stands as a mediator between the two houses, he does not in particular prefer one over the other due to the fact that they both are shown as a disgrace under his words and he wishes for “a plague o’ both your houses” before his death. Then, later on he represents fate, he causes the fate for which the story falls upon indirectly and relates to the well-known law of motion that also applies to living beings because “every action has an equal and opposite reaction” clearly can be applied here. And to top it all off, he represents one who jokes too often can be one to joke his way to untimely death.
Romeo rarely talks about gender; contrary to most of the other men in the play. This scene is also very important, as it depicts him as a lover, not a fighter. He then realizes his unusual actions; and pursues Tybalt - to avenge Mercutio 's death. Shakespeare wants the audience to question Romeo 's actions and wonder about the true heart of his character: good or evil. After taking Tybalt 's life, Romeo begins to comprehend that he has been too rash and impulsive.
The feud ends with numerous deaths including Romeo, Mercutio, Paris, Juliet, and Tybalt. Many of whom had nothing to do with the feud, but ended up in those situations because of the hate their parents instilled into their minds at such an early age. Of the many deaths in the play Mercutio’s was one of the most significant. His death occurred because he insisted on challenging Tybalt, who was looking for Romeo. Although his death may seem uneventful it is essential to the point that conflicts among families and friends only end tragically.
For many people is hard to find someone you can love, trust and have success at the same time. Othello was able to find success and love in Desdemona. But sometimes there's always some way that wishes that they could be you; jealous enough to be willingly do anything, from pulling everyone around you down mentally; may be even as far as killing someone, fortunately people like that never make it to the top. Is Shakespeare's Othello many believe the play is about trust and deception, in my opinion jealousy is the biggest role in this play. Iago is jealous of all colors so says in love with Desdemona.