Iago believes he has to destroy Othello, because he believes that Othello committed adultery with his wife, Emilia. This ironically is a lie. Othello finally does fall victim to Iago’s lies and Othello’s future actions are dictated by lies- ultimately proving Iago’s plan to work. Iago states, “And practising upon his peace and quiet/ Even to madness” (II.1. 310-311).
Last but not least, in this tragedy Laertes plays an important role. He is the last character to conclude all the actions with a big dishonesty. He has been used as a pawn to Claudius. Because he is hurt after his father and sister`s death. Profiting from his pain, Claudius convinces Laertes to avenge in such a dishonest way.
Regardless of the lack of trust from Othello, Desdemona did deceive her father prior to the situation. She went against her father’s will and chose to marry the Moor, Othello. The trust bond shared between Othello and Desdemona had been broken due to the lies that were being fed to him which ultimately led to the death of both their lives. In Shakespeare’s Othello,
In the process of wanting to gain honor, he had backstabbed Medea by demoting her from the status of a legal wife to that of a concubine. The words “disowned her” help to emphasize on this fact. When she was with Jason, she had put on the face of Athenian women but when she lost her only connection with Athens she turned into the barbaric animal who couldn’t control her impassionate emotions anymore. The plot is seen to end right after Medea does justice to herself by destroying Jason’s new family and by killing her own children. The structure of the plot portrays the importance and significance Euripedes associates with marriage
In Hamlet, Queen Gertrude marries King Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle. In a way, Hamlet does feel betrayed by his mother’s marriage to her recently deceased husband’s brother. He feels as if she did not love his father, for if she did, she would have grieved longer. Through Hamlet and Queen Gertrude’s relationship and interactions, Shakespeare shows how even those closest to one can feel betrayed by actions and decisions that do not directly involve them. However, whether purposeful or not, Shakespeare does only portray familial betrayal.
Compared to this time period, where daughters were property, whose only purpose was to marry well off, Brabantio allows Desdemona to find her own path, unlike many others. When Roderigo and an unknown man, Iago, transports the news of Desdemona’s affair with the Moor, Brabantio’s reaction suggests a feeling of betrayal, and the seemingly quaint relationship suddenly shows its flaws. Before even telling Brabantio of the news, Iago speaks with Roderigo that they will “poison [Brabantio’s] delight” (I.1.69), which in turn gives light to flaws of the relationship between Brabantio and his daughter, “yet throw such chances of vexation on’t as it may lose some colour” (I.1.73-74), such as a lack of needed communication. To add insult to injury Iago
What qualities do you think of when a person asks you about your parents? You would usually imagine your parents as a foundation that helps guide your decisions. But when it comes to the Capulets, it happens to be the exact opposite. In William Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet, the Capulets are most to blame for the deaths in the play because they were inconsiderate of Juliet’s concerns and had selfish motives for their decisions. Lady Capulet fails to acknowledge Juliet’s perception on being married.
When considering Emilia’s role in the play it is obvious that she too is considered an object to her husband. Iago finds it necessary to ask his wife to steal a handkerchief from Desdemona for him, using her to aid his selfish endeavors. Critic, Roy Mitchell, is quoted to say that, “...women are
This allows Iago to take advantage of Barbantio’s surprise and to come in between the newly weds with his disapproval. Iago is trying to ruin Othello 's marriage by sending Barbantio to Othello and expressing his dislike for his secret marriage, “Damned as thou art, thou hast enchanted her” (I. II. 82). Brabantio is in such shock that he believes Othello used magic to get Desdemona to marry him. Iago’s manipulation of Barbantio has ruined the relationship between a father and a daughter and any relationship that could happen between Othello and Barbantio.
She is shattered by the deception of her husband and her cousin. She reacts to her husband in anger. There is a break in marriage as trust is broken. The writer rightly points out the trauma of a woman betrayed by her husband in alien land. The second part of the story is titled as ‘Remembrance and Forgetting.’ This section aims at redeeming all that was lost in the first part.