Hamlet 's belief in that habit causes one to do evil without guilt can be connected to his own downfalls. Even so, Hamlet assumes that King Claudius is the habitual action that destroys good senses and strengthens bad behaviour. QUOTE. Hamlet is speaking to his mother about how habits can trigger the fall of an individual. The "monster" in this sense is Claudius, who Hamlet considers is the main cause of Gertrude 's sinful behaviour.
This idea is clearly seen throughout the play in Iago’s most cunning of actions; his attempt to murder Cassio, and his malicious lies which tear Othello and Desdemona apart. Not only does Iago’s jealousy lead to delusion, but also to deception. Iago is in search for something to sooth his envy, and this leads him to vast lies which will please
And in hopes of using Othello’s openness and naiveté to manipulate him, Iago conspires with himself to convince Othello that his lieutenant, Cassio, who is good looking and well-spoken, “is too familiar with his wife” (Act 1, Scene 3, 397), Desdemona. Iago convinces himself that with Othello’s fondness of him and a little help from the devil himself the
This is shown when he breaks up the fight between the Capulets and Montagues to restore the peace. He doesn’t particularly hate the Capulets and Montagues, he is just tired of their feud. For example, he says, “See what a scourge is laid upon your hate,/ That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love;/ And I, for winking at your discords too,/ Have lost a brace of kinsmen. All are punished.”
When Lago was finally able to use Othello’s weaknesses to fill him with rage, he made Othello direct his beam of hatred directly at his former lover. Othello’s rage is noted when he calls his former love a “subtle whore.” Lago used Othello’s insecurities to control him like a puppeteer controls a marionette. Instead of being a slave to a master, he was a slave to his own manipulated emotions. By manipulating Othello’s weaknesses, Lago was able to convert Othello from a lover to a murderer.
Once the speech is recited, the King reacts in just the way that Hamlet expected and flees from the theatre shouting, “Give me some light: away!” (Hamlet III,ii. 273). This just fuels the madness of Hamlet because now he feels he has reasonable motive to carry out the murder of
Iago planted Jealousy within Othello with a rumor that Iago made up himself. He told Othello about Cassio and Desdemona having an affair behind Othello’s back. Iago could have made this rumor about anyone but he still chose Cassio. Iago wants Cassio and Othello to suffer for the decision Othello made. He makes Othello so infuriated that he wants Cassio dead.
Indirect characterization is used through Oedipus’ dialogue to the Choragos, as he describes how utterly powerful he is and warns “those who fail me, may the gods deny them the fruit of the earth...and may they rot”(62). He is completely submerged in his pride and wealth that anyone who may accuse him as a murderer may have an unpleasant surprise by his order. This characterization not only brings suspicion of himself among the people of Thebes, but plays a role in his eventual downfall. Also, the reader, who understands the actions Oedipus has committed on the night of Laius’ murder, can say that he commits these sins in complete ignorance. However, he deserves punishment because he became so proud that he does not shy from attempting to rebel against his fate.
Frank Prentice Rand explains and gives reasons for Iago’s behavior and how he is the villain of the play. Rand’s claims that Iago shows his true face and tells his entire plan only to the readers while everyone else in the play sees him as a trustworthy and clever man the readers already know his evil side. Iago’s primary motive to become evil and seek revenge is jealousy because he suspects that Emilia cheated on him with Othello leading him to seek justice and make Othello believe that Desdemona betrayed him, thorough Iago’s talkativeness to himself the readers are aware of the real Iago while the characters in the play know the real Iago until the end.
Responsibility is the ability to realize the fault in your actions and accept the consequences. In Shakespeare 's Othello, a play that explores love, jealousy and betrayal, three characters experience a pivotal revelation than fundamentally changes them. Both Othello and Emilia experience a moment of truth in which they accept responsibility for their actions and achieve nobility of character. During his moment of truth, Othello accepts that his irrationality cost Desdemona her life and that he must receive punishment. After Iago has killed Emilia for her disloyalty Othello exclaims towards Desdemona 's body “O ill-starr’d wench, pale as thy smock” By calling Desdemona “ill starr 'd” Othello is drawing an allusion to the belief that people