Iago convinces everybody to refer to him as “honest Iago” so that he can gain their trust while sneaking behind their backs. The love-struck Roderigo is one of the first people to get exploited. He is heartbroken by Desdemona's marriage to Othello, the Moor, to the point where he'd consider
First, I believe Friar Laurence is to blame is of how unfaithful he was throughout the story. For example, “But come, young waverer, come, go with me. In one respect I'll thy assistant be, for this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households' rancor to pure love.” (2.3.96-99).
Deception is the act of deceiving; or the state of being deceived, which is something of very powerful nature. Deception can cause people to believe things that may or may not be true. Deception in most cases is used when an individual has a certain motive that he or she is trying to achieve. In the play Sir Gawain And The Green Knight, deception is present when Bertilak uses his wife to deceive Sir Gawain, by having her to try to seduce Sir Gawain on three different occasions. Although Sir Gawain remains loyal to Bertilak, Sir Gawain still takes the girdle; therefore, in the end Sir Gawain is left with a sense of failure, proving that Bertilak attained the motive he was seeking.
Juliet told lies to keep her love for Romeo a secret. Juliet tells a lie to Lady Capulet, “Indeed, I never shall be satisfied. With Romeo, till I behold him—dead—.” Juliet is telling Lady Capulet that she is grieving the death of Tybalt not the banishment of Romeo. Lady Capulet thinks that Juliet hates the Montagues as much as she does. Constantly lying was one of the factors that lead to their
In the tragedy of Othello, the protagonist Othello transforms from a loving husband to a paranoid shell of himself, tortured by delusions of infidelity. At the beginning of the play, Othello and his new bride, Desdemona are married despite their differences in age, race and background. Othello was initially accused of using “witchcraft” to lure Desdemona into marriage. After Desdemona assured her father before the senate that her loyalties are now divided between her father and her new husband and she was willingly embarking on this new chapter, he bestowed his blessing upon the couple.
Desire him not to flatter with his lord” (Shakespeare 1.5 596-600). In other words, Olivia lied to Malvolio by telling him that Cesario had left a ring, and in which he needs to return it back to Cesario. Ergo, this shows how Olivia wants to see Cesario again, but she doesn’t want anyone to know that she has fallen in love, so she made a lied that Cesario had left a ring from his master. Furthermore, another lie is when Viola states, “The form of my intent. I'll serve this duke:
Another good example was when Iago started convincing Othello that Desdemona might be being unfaithful to him, “Watch your wife. Watch how she is with Cassio. Just watch—don’t be either completely suspicious or completely trustful. I wouldn’t want to see you taken advantage of because you’re such an open and trusting guy” (Shakespeare Act 3, Scene 3, Line 200). Iago is making Othello doubt about his own wife making him believe that she is sleeping with Cassio or that she might start having a relationship with him.
Elizabeth, a woman who has a reputation of honesty, later lies about the act of adultery committed by her husband in order to keep him alive. Elizabeth Proctor loves her husband although he may have flaws and even forgives him of one of the worst things that can occur in a marriage, adultery. Although John proctor previously told the public court that he has committed the act of adultery, Elizabeth tells of a lie to save the life of her husband. When admitting to the crime, Proctor tells the court “You can even ask my wife, a honest woman if I have committed such crime,” and she denies it. Elizabeth exclaims to the court that John is innocent and a good man of god who would never do such a thing.
The final similarity is Shakespeare’s use of ‘funny characters,’ those whose value seems to be nothing more than to provide the audience, usually the groundlings, with same base form of amusement. Lear has his jester, and the maid Margaret plays the part in Much Ado. However, often these characters will be given deeply philosophical lines and essential parts in the furthering of the plot, which go unseen by the average, non-academic viewer. “While we might think little of the buffoonery of a Nick Bottom or the witticisms of a Feste, Shakespeare, his contemporaries in the early modern professional theatre and especially his audiences, valued clowning highly – and scrutinised it carefully in its
Love can cause people to sacrifice everything for the one they care most deeply for, sometimes the sacrifice even results in death. In Shakespeare’s Othello, Desdemona and Othello secretly get married, causing an uproar from her father, who threatens her death for her lying. However, their love prevails and they move to Othello’s new position, only to have a seed of doubt planted in Othello. A man tells Othello that Desdemona has been cheating on him with his second in command which is a lie, yet Othello falls for it. The lie slowly tears Othello apart and causes him to ruin his marriage.