Although Iago pretends to be a good friend, he deliberately defames Cassio in front of Montano. Iago knows that Cassio is a good, innocent man but he couldn't care less about how this will negatively impact Cassio’s reputation. Once again, Iago destroys Cassio’s reputation for no reason without any emotions in this regard. Lastly, Iago destroys Desdemona’s relationship as well as her reputation and uses her goodness against her when he lies to Othello about her fidelity. He tells Othello that Desdemona prefers a suitor with the same “clime, complexion, and degree”(3.3.232).
One of the main themes in At the ‘Cadian Ball is forbidden love because Calixta and Alcée natural love each other, but they cannot be together. For example, the author writes, “There is Bobinôt looking for you. You are going to set poor Bobinôt crazy. You’ll marry him someday; hein, Calixta?” (431). Alcée asks Calixta about marrying Bobinôt because he knows that although he and Caixta have a natural love for each other, they cannot be together because of their societal standards.
He was a man who loved one woman and married another, because it was “the right thing to do”. Or, rather, because everyone in society thought it was the right thing to do, and he followed. More than looking at his actions to see if he did the right thing, I prefer to look at his inactions - from not being honest with his fiancé about the affair, to not fighting for Ellen and in the end, not even meeting her - and conclude for sure that he did not do the right thing. Moving onto “The Godfather”, the context is slightly different. Their society was self-contained, and the dictates were written by themselves.
Gatsby might not want any trouble so that people don't have a reason to exploit him. His dirty past is something he wants for himself and he wants to keep it that way. Gatsby shows how following the dream broke his moral compass, for he no longer can tell the truth and his whole life has become a string of lies. Unfortunately, Gatsby’s impure ways pay off, which only motivates him to continue to be dishonest. Under his false identity, he wins the love of Daisy Buchanan, otherwise known as Gatsby’s dream.
In the novel, Grant’s selflessness reveals itself unconditionally. He puts all his desires aside to help Jefferson become a man. His goal requires him to set aside his plans and other goals to benefit someone else. Grant does not believe that he is heroic or selfless, which can be seen when he tells Jefferson “A hero is someone who does something for other people.” (191), nevertheless, he contradicts himself by alleviating Jefferson’s bleak future, doing this requires him to abstain from being inconsiderate. Without being as magnanimous as he is, Grant could not have helped Jefferson as he
Mr. Jarvis Lorry, one of the supporting characters of the novel, expresses great humility and loyalty; therefore, Dickens displays his foil through the arrogant and narcissistic Mr. Stryver. The contrast is found in Mr. Stryver’s pride, which holds him back from achieving his own potential. The first indication of Stryver’s imprisonment is when he believes that Lucie Manette will marry him because he possesses wealth and status. Rather than seeing the marriage as a union of two people, Stryver sees it as his own “magnanimous bestowal of good fortune on the Doctor’s daughter”, which is one of the reasons Lucie does not marry him (Dickens 145). In comparison, Lorry does not seek to take advantage of Lucie, and simply befriends her, acting almost like a father figure or a benefactor.
In the story The Illusion by Tony Kushner the word illusion means something that deceives by producing a misleading reality idea that is based on a story that’s not true but can make the audience believe it to be real or not. Even love is an illusion, for example when Calisto insisted that he loves Melibea after seeing her for the very first time(pg8) and said he wouldn’t mind cutting off both hands even if she ask him to but didn’t really want Calisto to do it he still would no matter what (pg16). Love that is a illusion means that you might not be able to see all the faults and flaws your love has and you're able to overlook the things that tend to annoy others. In The Illusion Pridamant tries to find his son that has ran away and arrives at Alcandre's cave looking for help to his runaway son life after he disappeared, but warns Pridamant that he can only show the illusions. Pridamant sees his son but his name has changed to Calisto making Pridamant confused and upset wondering why his name has been changed.
He later states that “Maybe that person can’t, um, incorporate sickness into his sense of how things are suppose to go” (25). This quote characterizes Louis as a person who looks and just strives for the perfect route towards progress, which makes sense as his Jewish, gay identity is looked down upon, but is based off unrealistic ideals and kills his relationship with the one person he cares for and is actually suffering, Prior. He uses his liberal views and higher hopes for humanity to disconnect himself from his current situation. Belize calls him out of it later, starting, “Up in the air, just like the angel, too far off the earth to pick out the details.
In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is proven to be a morally ambiguous character. Gastby can not be identified as purely evil or purely good due to his love and desire for Daisy being good, but how goes about trying to attract her being misleading and corrupt. Without Gatsby being both good and bad the stories theme of a positive hope or dream for their future would not come across as clearly. Gatsby's moral ambiguity can symbolize the end of the American Dream and the corruption of the upper class. Within this theme of ambiguity, Gatsby's morals and actions contradict each other because loving Daisy and changing all the things he didn't like about himself for her is a chivalrous action, but how he changes himself is knavish.
Winston’s marriage with Katharine in itself was the doing of the Party. Their relationship was not built on love or trust, but rather what is being instilled in them by the government (Dwan). Even having any sense of desire is considered to be thoughtcrime. Winston believed human passion was the one thing the party could not take away from him, however, he is later proved wrong after his torture sessions when the only thing he is capable of loving is Big
Jane Austin satires Mr. Collins by making him so conceited that he doesn’t consider how others feel. Mr. Collins is so sure that he is a desirable match that he refuses to believe that Elizabeth doesn’t want to marry him. He tells Elizabeth, “You can hardly doubt the purport of my discourse, however your natural delicacy may lead you to disassemble” (lines 6-7). In this quote Mr. Collins refers to Elizabeth’s “natural delicacy” as if only modesty or doubt of his intentions would prevent her from immediately agreeing to marry him. It is his conceit that prevents him from even considering a third reason for her rejection—a reason such as her not liking him or really not wanting to marry him.