Alan Rudolph, film director, once said, “ It’s part of the general global hypnotism to accept lies as the new truth.” In the play, Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare demonstrates how characters tend to lie to benefit each other or for love. In many events, people are always lying for many reasons which can affect each individual. For example, in the play, Maria said, “ I will drop in his way some obscure epistles of love; wherein, by the colour of his beard, the shape of his leg, the manner of his gait, the expressure of his eye, forehead, and complexion, he shall find himself most feelingly personated. I can write very like my lady your niece: on a forgotten matter we can hardly make distinction of our hands” (Shakespeare 2.3 856-860). Maria lied to Malvolio by writing a letter which states that Olivia adores Malvolio and she wants him to return his love to her by always smiling at her and wear his yellow stocking.
The use of Satire to ridicule characters in David Ives “Sure Thing” Satire is used in literature to display humor or ridicule in a person’s vices or lack of knowledge (Merriam-Webster). It is sometimes used to make a mockery out of the story character(s). Most often you see satire used in today’s politics to bring down or discredit a candidate. Author David Ives, who is famous for comical plays and skits, used satire in most of his plays to emphasize the vices of its characters. One of Ives’ plays that is well known for using satire profusely is Sure Thing.
The classic hero vs. villian storylines have been used in traditional and nontraditional texts for centuries. The creators use classic character foil in order to achieve the distinguishable hero and villain. Othello by William Shakespeare uses character foil to achieve a , protagonist Othello and an ,Iago, antagonist the play and in the movie adaptation Othello by William Shakespeare, Iago/Ben Jago is a villain because of how he manipulates others in order to get ahead and they also have some differences, but in the play Iago is more of a villain than Ben Jago in the movie adaptation. Throughout the play Othello by William Shakespeare, Iago is a villain because of how manipulative he is. When it comes to Iago, he is constantly using others in the story as “pieces” in his larger game.
Depending on the circumstances and on the relationship he has with the person he is talking to, Odysseus can guide them into doing what he intends through his clever wording and lies. He often uses his lies for his individual welfare, such as keeping his identity secret or receiving help. Other times, Odysseus lies for the well-being of others, by giving them hope and happiness. Odysseus’s utilization of lie not only reveals his resourcefulness in his cunning, but also his thoughtfulness for others. Odysseus’s lies, which might be seen as only a way to conceal his identity, actual discloses aspects of his and other character personalities we would otherwise not
Play Analysis – Essay 1 “Much Ado About Nothing “ Submitted by Noor Ul Ain Shaikh (BSMS 2A) What seems to be a comedy play for an audience who enjoys a theatre with good humor and romance, “Much Ado About Nothing” contains much more than just entertainment. If we dig in deep, William Shakespeare’s play has much more than a tragic story with happy ending; even that is debatable. The theme of this play revolves around deception, plotting against your own, personal gains and rejection. The audience may understand the concept of love and romance flowing within the characters because it was to portrayed that way but the critics would argue the fact that some of the characters like Beatrice and Benedick were made to fall in love with each other through deception. As simple as the characters were, the situations arousing in the play became more complexed as scenes passed by.
Don John who has always been looked down upon because of Hero, plots for his revenge, “That young start-up hath all the glory of my overthrow. If I can cross him any way, I bless myself every way” (Act 1 Scene 3 pg.31-33). There is no doubt by saying this Don John displays animosity towards Claudio and wishes to ruin Claudio’s marriage with Hero. Soon, after his servant Borachio confirms that Claudio and Hero will be married, they start to plot against it. Their plan is to trick both Claudio and Don Pedro that Hero has been a harlot and been unfaithful by allowing Borachio pretend to make love with Margaret who is going to be dressed up like
Amidst the works of Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare and Some Like it Hot directed by Billy Wilder, the theme of deception is shared. Through the events that unfold, deception is forced unto the characters. Be it accidental or intentional, the characters of the works deceive one another and themselves with false appearances. Most conspicuously, the characters of the works deceive one another through false appearances. In both Twelfth Night and Some Like it Hot, characters are forced to disguise themselves as the opposite gender.
In the play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream written by William Shakespeare, Oberon is the root of all the problems, and causes mischief. His meddlesome and narcissistic characteristics causes several issues. Although he tries to find the solution to problems, Oberon often makes the situation worse, such as the example when he tries to make the lovers fall in love with each other. Instead of succeeding, he makes the four lovers fight. Other examples are, when he makes Titania fall in love with Bottom, and when he tries to fix the problem Puck made.
William Shakespeare’s plays often have a motif of lying, for a variety of purposes, not necessarily with malicious intent. The binary of honesty and lying is addressed at length. Be it comedy or tragedy, there is usually an element of trickery and exposure of truth in the end, with the confusion caused by the lies being resolved. The presentation and reasoning that are behind the lies vary vastly, just like the characters telling them. Sometimes, they are used to drive the narrative, by manipulating the behavior of the characters.
In many stories, there are villains who seem to control how the characters act by manipulation. These kinds of villains use multiple techniques to get what they want and to execute their plans. The techniques are used to affect the characters in a negative way in favor of the villain. In Othello, the antagonist Iago, plays that role. Iago affects the characters’ lives in a negative way by his honest reputation, his ability to “read” people, and how he “proves” to be Loyal.