Cruelty is the callous indifference to causing pain in others and is one of the most universally condemned traits. Not only does it violate all standards of morality, it serves no necessary purpose other than for the selfish motives of the perpetrator. Shakespeare uses cruelty throughout the play to demonstrate the catastrophic path many of the characters are going down. It is also important in developing his theme in which he warns against jealousy and revenge as they eventually result in harm being inflicted on oneself. If Iago never set his devious plan in motion to seek revenge against Othello and if Othello never let his jealousy get the better of him, then the reader would never see the effects of the aforementioned vices.
Unbeknownst to Beatrice, she is paired with Benedick and begins to fall for him. This creates dramatic irony because the audience knows the truth while Beatrice is left in the dark. Eventually, she learns that her secret lover’s identity and leads to her iconic soliloquy, “What fire is in mine ears? Can this be true? Stand I condemn’d for pride and scorn so much?
Significantly he tells inconvenient truths to the King with the unbridled insolence of a conscience. The King’s descent into madness comes when, importantly, he banishes his Fool ' '. (2016:278).In fact, King Lear is a masterpiece of psychological insight into human nature. In this tragedy scene, the picture which Shakespeare has painted of King Lear becomes completely reversed here. Indeed, Many characters have flaws affecting their decisions in English literature, they made mistakes only to realize them later.
Based off of the text, Richard III is a corrupt (or even evil) and manipulative type of character. One can consider him corrupt due to the fact that he is "determinèd to prove a villain". Since he decides to be a villain if he cannot get a lover (or in general, love), one is led to believe that once he is a villain, he will be loved and respected by others. Yet those actions will most likely be out of fear and hatred. Without a doubt, Richard III as much manipulative as he is the Duke of Gloucester.
He further justifies his action by arguing that Quilty destroyed Lolita’s innocence, which is an evident act of denial. Undoubtedly, Humbert was responsible for corrupting Lolita and taking away her childhood and innocence. However, in his delusion, he saw Quilty as the enemy while he was the actual villain in Lolita’s
Oedipus’s arrogance blinds him from seeing clues that lead him to the truth. His pomposity caused him to receive the punishment he was determined to enforce on the murderer of King Laius. The constant reference to blindness and darkness indicates Oedipus’s fate. In addition, it emphasizes the dramatic irony throughout the story. Oedipus discovered that fate is what brought him his luxury and his downfall.
Hamlet perceives that women are emotionally weak and dependent to others, which is evident when he says, "Frailty, thy name is woman!" (I, ii, 146). - Both of the characters are so intelligent that Polonius plans on spying Hamlet and gives wise advice to his children while Hamlet decides to feign madness in order to revenge Claudius. - They are also similar
In these lines said by Othello, he is showing how someone’s deceit (having to do with his love for his wife) can really go as far as to make him criticize a whole entire gender based on one idea that his Desdemona has been unfaithful—and he does not even have proof that this accusation is true. Secondly, Iago successfully alters Othello’s pure and true love for Desdemona so much that his once fulfilling
Claggart as naturally depraved: “depravity which marks the whole of the fallen human condition” This quote and specific word choice used by Melville point out John Claggart’s natural evil. The definition of natural depravity is a state of corruption due to original sin. This justifies how claggart is naturally evil. b. "soft yearning, as if Claggart could even have loved Billy but for fate and ban" (Melville 73) The specific word choice of fate means that Claggart had already been determined to apprehend Billy and in turn sabotage him for mutiny.
She has no sympathy or compassion when it comes to others but herself only. “In the Gatsby Daisy’s doubleness is essentially a reflection of our schizophrenic view of woman: goddess and bitch, Fair Lady and Dark Angel and temptress.” (Wald. Richard 179) Wald’s point is that Daisy is a two-face person, one minute she is the sweetest person the next she is a ruthless person. He is comparing Daisy with Fair Lady and Dark Angel because her ways fools everyone especially Gatsby who easily falls hard for her and never realizes it. People really think she’s miss perfectionist when deep down Daisy isn’t at all.
Iago plots to destroy the lives of others by interfering with relationships. “Tis here, but yet confused. / Knavery’s plain face is never seen till used” (II.i.305-306). Iago is plotting his atrocious plan to destroy the marriage between Othello and Desdemona. Iago infers that his plan is rancorous, and the evilness will shine through, once the wicked acts are completed.
Thus, in William Shakespeare’s classic play Macbeth, the author suggests that an individual’s identity is often an illusion voiced by crippling desire and the influence of others. As creators of turmoil by nature, the witches catalyze changes in Macbeth that enable his transformation from a righteous military general into a committed megalomaniac. Furthermore, they inspire the awakening of Macbeth’s ambition and fool him by providing a false sense of security. This exploitation is expected from the dark and sinister creatures as they firmly believe that “Fair is foul, and foul is fair.” (Shakespeare, trans. 2012, 1.1.12).