But, unlike his meeting with disguised Athena, Eumaios talks to Odysseus, disguised as a beggar, about his admiration and longing for his former lord Odysseus. Hearing Eumaios proclaimed love and loyalty for him, Odysseus is much more comfortable and unthreatened by Eumaios and feels no need to assert himself the same way he did to disguised Athena. So when asked to tell his tale, Odysseus, still disguised as the beggar, tells a much more pitiable lie. Odyssey says that he is from Krete, for the same reason as before, and born to a wealthy father, Kastor Hylakides, and his slave, but was treated as a legitimate son. However, when his father dies he is given a very poor portion of the land due to his Brothers, born to Kastor Hylakides true lady.
Iago makes several false promises to Roderigo and he does not expose Iago because he is desperate for love. If Roderigo exposed Iago when he said he would, a lot of misfortune would not have occurred. Therefore, Roderigo demonstrates the dark side of human nature by being jealous and unintelligent. To conclude, the dark side of human nature is demonstrated by Iago who is selfish, Brabantio who is doubtful, and Roderigo who lacks cleverness. William Shakespeare’s Othello shows how easy it is to let emotions take over one’s mind.
Also, we can see from the text that Odysseus has defied death multiple times with requires a lot of cleverness. Another example of Odysseus’s dishonesty helping him is in the quote,” My name is Nohbdy… Nohbdy, Nohbdy tricked me… ah well, if nobody has played you foul there in your lonely bed, we are no use in pain given by great Zeus… So saying they trailed away,”(Applebee, 906). In the quote Odysseus uses his cleverness to trick the cyclops into telling the other cyclopes that “nobody” is hurting him. This allows him and his men to not be found or hurt by all the other cyclopes. Another example takes place immediately after Odysseus tricks the cyclops into saying his name is “nobody” in the quote,”I tied them silently together, twining cord of willow from the ogre’s bed; then slung a men under each middle one to ride there safely, shielded left and right.
Antony utilizes Brutus’s own words against him to show the truth about the conspirators and their intentions of killing Caesar. Shakespeare shows this when he writes But here’s a parchment with the seal of Caesar. I found it in his closet; ‘tis his will. Let but the commons hear this testament, Which (pardon me) I do not mean to read, (III.ii.
In a way, Antony does follow these guidelines but sarcastically. Antony manipulates his own words to create a sarcastic speech so that the common folk are able to comprehend that Caesar’s death was unnecessary. Antony had said, “Caesar was ambitious: If it were so, it was a grievous fault, And grievously hath Caesar answer'd it.Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest--For Brutus is an honourable man;” (III,ii). Manipulation is not limited to fictional Roman
Crooks knows that Lennie is the kind of person who could sit there and take all of his outbursts. Crooks was harming Lennie on purpose for entertainment reasons plus the overall feeling of having power, which he felt like he did not have sense people disrespect him for being a person of color. Crooks used Lennie's disability for making himself feel better. He is without a doubt a perfect example of taking advantage of a person knowing they do not know better by reason of their
One of the main reasons as to why he won the battle is because Brutus let words get the best of him. Antony is smart in a way that shows he can manipulate his words for his own benefit. Antony did not see Brutus’s suicide coming, but fortunately his death convenienced Antony immensely, earning him victory. To start this off, he mocks Brutus by saying, “In your bad strokes, Brutus, you give good words. Witness the hole you made in Caesar’s heart, Crying ‘Long live, hail, Caesar!’” (5.1.30-32).
One example of repetition is when Cassius repeats the word them, representing both Brutus’s and Caesar’s name in that word. By doing this, Cassius successfully equalizes the value of both of these names, showing to Brutus that he is equal or better than Caesar in an unobvious way. This is important because Cassius does not want to outright disrespect Caesar as Brutus is Caesar's friend. Rather, Cassius wants to demonstrate to Brutus that Caesar is no better than him so he should not deserve more power than any other Roman ruler. In a similar fashion, using imagery, Cassius once again conveys the idea that Caesar should not be the ruler of Rome.
He ends up joining them for honor for Rome, not jealousy of Caesar’s power, and it ends up very badly for him. As you can see, manipulation is a major theme in this play and becomes very clear because of the way Cassius, Antony, and Decius manipulate the people of Rome. The way Cassius manipulates is very smart, and this is because of his interactions with Brutus. The fact that Brutus wanted to honor Rome so much that he is able to get manipulated by him makes Brutus ignorant and Cassius’ way of manipulating people to do what he wants is very clever and sly. This makes the reader or watcher of the play dislike Cassius’ actions and therefore dislike Cassius as a character, which is what Shakespeare wanted.
However, Brutus may have done what was best for Rome, to improve and reestablish his beloved country. Similarly, people may claim that Brutus was, in fact doing what was best for his country, and that murdering Caesar was not a betrayal. He seems to feel that Caesar would not be an asset to Rome and Brutus wants to really improve the country. However, Brutus continually feels the need to defend his actions and justify his crime. If he is truly confident in his deed, he would not stammer to find justifications.