Deception, defiance and double meanings are what make Shakespeare’s plays the great wonder that they are today. Shakespearian is known as the most poetic, romantic and comic form of play writing, however each play has strong morals and meanings in them. One of Shakespeare’s plays, the Merchant of Venice, focuses of the acts of deception. Some say that none of the characters in the play are seen as ‘kind’ by the end of it, stating that: “Grace, nobility and generosity of spirit are submerged by greed, distrust and ugly prejudice.” This play enlightens true meanings of deception on nearly every level; from Jessica deceiving her father, Shylock being deceived by the court and the deceitful tale of ‘the rings’, that is seen throughout the Merchant of Venice. Jessica is the beautiful daughter of Shylock the Jew, who she despises greatly.
Othello is the tale of an immense endearment ruined by the jealousy and hatred of another. Shakespeare conveys comedic dialogue to mellow out how gruesome the play actually is. By this, many characters differentiate and the plot is unravelled. The use of comic relief in Othello substantially minimizes how predictable the plot is, but adds a twist. Iago, a hopeful lieutenant, hopes to become the moor’s first pick of who will obtain the high position of being an official.
But my favorite rendition of The Joker has to be the joker from "The Dark Knight" by Christopher Nolan. In this rendition of the Joker he has a scared smile from a back story that is vague. With three different stories on how he got the scars it each story gets different scarier and brutal. From all the jokers that have been created this is the greatest one because it is the most human version possible. With many fan theories on why he is the way he is personally I don 't care why he is that way because I admire the chaos he brings to the street of Gotham.
Mate feels betrayed, saddened, and confused because of her father cheating on her mother. She exclaims her hate for men and questions, “[...] what does love come to, anyway? Look at Papa and Mama after so many years” (Alvarez 122). Mate has the opportunity to be with Raul and Berto, but she second guesses because she does not know if love is real and lasting. She does not want to be hurt like she saw her father hurt her mother.
Iago: elusive or illusive? The most profound and intriguing characters in Shakespeare’s plays, at least in the tragedies, are the villains. Don John in Much Ado About Nothing has far fewer lines than the other main characters, yet it is his actions that create consequential events the whole play revolves around. But unlike the comedies, the tragic villains (villains of the tragedies) are more than mere blocking forces. They are the manipulators, the inciters of the actual tragedy and therefore much more intense and curiously evasive.
Even though I am scared of what the future holds with my home life. I will still be scared of turning out like my mother. I'll still fear that one day I will be the spitting imagine of who she is, inside and out. She left her children for something that took over her life; left a great man for someone that made her hate herself, and chose to continue to live that way despite how many times her children have begged her to change. I'll still fear turning out like my father, his past abusive relationships with my mother and the mother of his other three children, and the past abusive realtionship with him and myself.
He gets romantically and sexually involved with Hagar but as soon as he’s tired of her and wants to break up he starts to avoid her. He doesn’t realize the damage he caused her and he doesn’t truly care because there is the reoccurring theme of misogyny. He ignored her feelings and although she said she didn’t love him, part of her caved into the affection she had for him and in the end it was the literal death of her. Milkman travels down south to start his legacy and find himself, while in the midst of the south he over hears children singing. They sing about flying and taking off and milkman connects it to his childhood burning in the fire of the light.
Deception and suspicion are powerful tools that can use trust and mistrust as weapons. Many think that the most powerful weapon is trust and honesty in a relationship but unfortunately suspense and deception over power it in most cases. This can be seen in the play Othello by William Shakespeare, when Othello gets tricked by Iago into thinking his wife is cheating on him and many more cases. In the article How Iago Explains the World, by Lee Siegel it highlights the fact that Iago’s deception and lies work out for him and that he in fact sees the world the right way. Deception overrules honesty in many occasions especially in Shakespeare’s tragedies.
When she says this, she means she does not love him as much as her sisters say they do, because it would not be fair to anyone else if she gave all her love to him and none to, for example, a husband. This is a major blow to the King, he feels entitled to all of Cordelia's love, yet is only allowed to have a portion of it. Cordelia's stance is just, for if she has no love left to give to her husband, she would not have any happiness in her life other than her own father. Lear does not see this however, and is highly offended by her lack of affection for him. This creates as awkward dynamic between the two, for the relationship he craves seems to romantic, yet Cordelia knows better than to allow this to be true.
In Act 1 Scene III Goneril continues to tear her and her father’s relationship apart. When talking to Oswald she says, “When he returns from hunting, I will not speak with him. Say I am sick.” She was only ignoring her father because she felt he “…wronged her.” (Act 1 Scene III) Goneril and Regan are both married and in turn receive their father’s good graces. He is blind to the fact that those closest to him are the ones furthest from his heart. Goneril and Regan chose to defy the natural order by being selfish and not taking their father’s condition into consideration.