Jealousy and hatred is in the minds of all men but those who use jealousy and hatred to play with the minds of innocent men have the chance to end up finding success. In the novel ‘Othello’ by William Shakespeare, Othello is a noble and peaceful man who has the reputation for finding success in all his obstacles and jobs, however; once he believes in Iago’s hateful lies, he becomes jealous and vilified. Othello shows how an honest and loving man can become a tragic hero once he comes face to face with the problems of himself and his peers. Ohtello’s mind is polluted by the hideous and jealous language of Iago throughout the play; this influences Othello to conclude his character as a tragic hero. Firstly, Iago uses manipulation to control
Roderigo is jealous in the play because he is in love with Desdemona but Desdemona really doesn’t notice him and she is truly in love with Othello. Roderigo is good friends with Iago, so Iago, as his evil self, tries to ruin Othello’s relationship with Desdemona so Roderigo can get what he wants. Adding to that, Iago has always been jealous that Cassio, Othello’s partner or the generals partner, got the job and not Iago. So what Iago does is to try to ruin Cassio’s reputation by getting into Othello’s head and “poisoning his thoughts” by saying that Desdemona, his true love, and Cassio, his partner, were having an affair behind his back. Iago also says,“I am not what I am” (Shakespeare 3).
He is directly consumed with jealousy of that of Cassio and filled with detestation of Othello because he was not culled as lieutenant, in which Cassio was. Iago only cares for himself in that he wants everyone to feel as he does so he engenders the jealousy of other characters. Iago is a man visually impaired by envy and vexation, with a goal in mind for everyone to become equipollent jealous, which he consummates through his apostasy and manipulation of characters, concretely Othello. To
The Things People Do For Love William Shakespeare's infamous Romeo and Juliet, tells the tragic tale of two star crossed lovers from feuding families. Although Romeo is generally remembered for being a lovestruck and loyal character, his actions and words in Act 3, Scene 1, show that he is reckless and impulsive, which are key factors that contribute to the play's tragic ending. ` One way that Romeo demonstrates reckless behavior is when he steps between Tybalt and Mercutio while they are fighting, which ultimately leads to Mercutio’s death. “Gentlemen, for shame forbear this outrage! [Romeo steps between them] Hold, Tybalt!
Romeo is infatuated by Rosaline and he describes her using similar language and themes to Petrarch which he has clearly learned from a poem. This changes later on with Juliet where love is ‘experienced ‘ and not learned. Although Petrarch wrote his poems in the 1300s it is important to note that they were still popular during Shakespeare’s time and so he will have known of them and it is clear that during Shakespeare’s time men were still ‘courting’ women. This Petrarchan love can be seen through Romeo’s speech using poetic language such as “With Cupid's arrow. She hath Dian's wit” comparing Rosaline to the goddess of virginity.
Friar Lawrence agrees to do so because he believes that their love may turn the two families hatred for each other into love. He says that " 'For this alliance so happy prove/ To turn your households ' rancor to pure love '". After Romeo kills Tybalt he is sentenced to banishment. He knows Juliet is hurting from this and threatens to hurt himself, to which Friar Lawrence tells him to stop and be rational. Had he let Romeo go on, the story could have ended right then.
At the beginning of the play, Othello is confident. But underneath his air of eloquence and dignity, he secretly internalizes insults about his race. However, Othello still perceives himself to be an important and desirable man given his prestigious position and military successes. By feeding Othello lies laced with his racial insecurities, Iago conflicts him. Iago says that Othello drastically changes “with his poison”: Dangerous conceits are in their natures poisons, Which at the first are scarce found to distaste, But with a little act upon the blood Burn like the mines of sulfur.
Also, this “debt” is “dear”, which means that being love with her is costly, as Nurse said, but also means that he understands they should have fallen in love if no one would accept them for being a couple; In fact, he is suppose to hate her not to love her. From this, we could feel that Romeo is shocked. Romeo is more passionate on Juliet in the film (Luhrmann, 1996, 30:13). When he first talks Juliet, he brings his face towards her and tries to kiss her immediately, and Juliet avoids him. This gives audience an image that Romeo is being a bit forceful to her, and in the perspective that he could not hold his feelings, he will be considered immature.
Throughout Act II of, the tragic play by William Shakespeare, Othello Iago displays his true intentions and feelings throughout a vast amount of soliloquies and asides. Iago has been plotting since the beginning of the play and his actions are the product of his hatred for Othello. Through this play, the audience learns that Iago sees himself as better than everyone else and he treats others as fools. In the first scene of Act ii, Iago offends Desdemona leading to Cassio excusing his impolite behaviour. “With a little web as this I will ensnare as / great a fly as Cassio” (II, i, 183-184).
He is overcome with jealousy when Iago tells him of Desdemona's unfaithfulness. Othello falls right into Iago's trap when he hears this news. Othello trusts Iago too much and becomes easily convinced of this accusation. All he can think about is getting revenge on Desdemona. Because of his jealousy, Othello is easily swayed into believing Iago's flimsy evidence.