Iago’s hatred of Othello stems from the rumor that Othello bedded his wife Emilia and was fueled by Othello’s choice to promote Cassio, the inexperienced soldier. The story begins with Iago manipulating Desdemona’s (Othello’s wife) father. Convincing him that Othello used witchcraft to win over Desdemona. When that plan fails, another is hatched as Iago plans to use a small gesture against Cassio. He will succeed in convincing Othello that his wife was unfaithful.
Nadia In the play Othello, by William Shakespeare, the title character is a valiant hero who is in love with his beautiful bride, Desdemona. The play’s villain, Iago, destroys this love by feeding Othello vicious lies about Desdemona, causing Othello to slowly go mad. By the end of the play, Othello, in a fit of jealous rage, murders his wife. This significant change in Othello’s character is not sudden; rather, it is a gradual transformation that takes place after a series of events that occur throughout the play. Othello’s character undergoes a significant change due to a series of events at the hands of Iago, the play’s antagonist to enhance the fact that even a valiant heroes can become corrupt.
Othello’s jealous spirit drives him to murder his wife; he cannot stop his obsession with the alleged affair until she is harmed (“Othello.” Shakespeare for Students 663). Othello even rationalizes murdering his wife as justice for her betrayal. He
Moreover, Claudio's quickness on believing that Broachio, who claims to be Hero’s supposed lover, comes to show that he is unworthy of her. On their wedding he publicly shamed her by stating, “Give not this rotten orange to your friend…Behold how like a maid she blushes here” (4.1.32-34). This then causes Leonato to fake Hero’s “death” so that Claudio can grieve her memory and admit that he was wrong on publicly bashing her. Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing revolves around the manipulation and deceptions. Benedict and Beatrice are deceived for their own good.
The goddess was known to be jealous of Hercules, and extended to great lengths to make life difficult for him. Similarly, Petruchio begins to act deranged when he arrived to his wedding, only harming his reputation and family name, not his bride. In this allusion, Hera seems to be a representation of Katherine, while his murdered wife is a symbol for Petruchio’s ruined reputation after making a fool of himself to improve Katherine’s
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
This leads him to create a plot to satisfy his jealousy against his half-brother. The entire deception which causes the ruin of Hero's character, a woman which Don John has no reason to dislike or want to harm, acts contrived by him because he is envious of his brother's legitimacy, high nobility, and power. Don John states “Come, come, let us thither. This may prove food to my displeasure. That young start-up hath all the glory of my overthrow.
His desire for revenge increases. Unmindful of the misery he is causing his daughter, he sets her lover Mathias against Lodowick, the governor’s son. Abigail is loved by both Mathias and Lodowick and barabas takes this opportunity to start a fight between them. On knowing barabas’s plan, his daughter desserts herself from her father and rejoins the nunnery. Not realizing it is he himself who has been alse and unkind, he accuses Abigail of unkindness, for her adoption of Christianity has disgraced him.
Othello had received the job of lieutenant, which Iago desperately wanted, and so Iago is filled with hatred, using Rodrigo’s situation as a leverage to ruin Othello. Iago begins his plot of revenge by going to see Desdemona’s father, Barbanzio and delivering the news to him that Othello, the moor, has kidnapped his daughter. Barbanzio is outraged and in front of the Duke, he accuses Othello of stealing his daughter, but Othello explains that he has not wooed Desdemona through witchcraft, but by stories of his adventures. Desdemona enters and continues to convince the Duke by describing her love for Othello. The Duke announces that Othello, along with the company of Desdemona, will go to Cyprus to help defend it against the Turks.
Additionally, Pygmalion’s great-granddaughter is Myrrha, who then lusts after her own father (and Pygmalion’s grandson). Fatum comes into play, suggesting maybe perversion begets perversion and so his line is punished in the long run. Plus, Myrrha and her terrible lust for her father mirrors Pygmalion’s contradictory hatred and desire for women; she cannot relate normally to her father, ending up hating herself and her feelings, while still wanting him at
Shakespeare’s play Much Ado About Nothing is a dramatic comedy following the wedding catastrophe of Hero and Claudio. Who is to blame for this scheme against Hero? Some people say it is Hero’s maid, Margaret’s, fault, for she is the one who dressed up pretending to be Hero; however, in reality it was truly Don Jon’s fault, for his intentions were to cause disputes amongst the two being wedded. Don Jon is introduced as “The Bastard” of the story. This leads the readers to already assume that Don Jon is the one who is always causing trouble and getting on people’s nerves.