Arise, black vengeance, from the hollow hell! (III.iii.458-462). After Othello’s second meeting with Iago he is fully convinced that Desdemona must die, falling for Iago’s trap he loses all sense of rationale. Othello’s jealousy gets the best of him and it only gets worse when he abandons the love he has for Desdemona and begins to prepare for her killing. He is fully responsible for trusting Iago, instead of questioning Iago and going to Desdemona for clarification; he believes Iago without any sufficient evidence.
“She should have died hereafter” (V, V, 17). From this text it screams of MacBeth losing all emotion, him saying this explains clearly he has lost feelings for his loved ones while at the beginning he was this compassionate character. Committing all these tyrannical murders MacBeth realises that all he has worked for and given up was for him. “For mine own good. All causes should give way I am in blood stepped in so far that should I wade no more returning were as tedious as go o’er” (III, IV, 141-144).
From the beginning she was obstinate, and was prepared to die. Unlike Creon, Antigone was a little more open minded to her prideful actions and knew that they would lead to her utter deterioration. She said, “Go your own way; I will bury my brother; And if I die for it, what happiness!” This proves that Antigone knew the inevitability of her own death, but she was prideful to the point of being stubborn. Likewise, pride was Antigone's downfall when she ended up killing herself. She did this because she had too much pride to have her life taken away by another, so she took it from herself.
A loving friend turns murderer after his retched jealousness and overanalyzing pushes him to new lows. In A Separate Peace by John Knowles, the true character of Gene Forrester is shown as he narrates his point of view of the story. Gene Forrester is a relatable ever changing, humanistic, and someone who is always in contention. Although at points Gene seems mentally unstable, he is a round, dynamic character that adapts and is generally mentally sound. Gene being the narrator of his own story shows from his perspective just how he views people and their interactions.
Being driven to take on his horrible actions the reader can see that General Zaroff loves the rush of how he does things. The look of General Zaroff may have a tendency to appear to a person as bizarre. General Zaroff’s appearances draw mostly to his bloody looking lips that help hide his piercing teeth in his mouth. Seeing the traits of General Zaroff appear to be quite ironic to the reader being that he is trying to resemble a killing beast. With the story continuing, the reader can assure that the traits of General Zaroff are correct for his purposes of sick pleasure.
The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe is about a vengeful, manipulative person named Montresor who is plotting to take the life of his friend Fortunato. This story is good for different reasons, one being the plot construction that hooks the reader from the beginning. Another is the three different types of irony he uses: verbal irony, dramatic irony, and situational irony. Edgar Allan Poe has a way of writing that pulls the reader in from the beginning. The first few lines of the story “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed my revenge.” When he says this he is saying how Fortunato has insulted him before and he now seeks revenge.
“Tragic flaw… [can] be defined as a trait in a character leading to [their] downfall” (Editors). In many fictitious pieces, characters are given a flaw that leads to consequences. William Shakespeare incorporates the theme of tragic flaw in Romeo and Juliet, through his characters. Tragic flaw is demonstrated by Romeo who falls in love too easily, eventually leading to his death. It is also shown with Tybalt who is very stubborn and reckless, leading to his end.
Woman Macbeth, on getting the letter, supports murder as she sees this is perhaps the main chance to accomplish their desire. Macbeth permits his wife to control him by blaming him for not being a "man" and communicates that she would slaughter her own child to have their craving satisfied. "I have given suck, and know How delicate 'tis to cherish the darling that drains me: I would, while it was grinning in my face, Have pluck 'd my areola from his boneless gums, and dash 'd the brains out, had I so sworn as you Have done to this". Yet Macbeth, being solid rationally and physically, does not put a stop to the homicide arrangement while his heart cautions him of the destruction staggering in the region. Rather than listening to his still, small voice, he stifles his blame and proceeds with his desire.
“I’ll pour this pestilence into [Othello’s] ear: / That [Desdemona] repeals him for her body’s lust” exclaims Iago diabolically (2.3.265-6). He knows that a corruption of this pure and honorable relationship will ruin Othello, just as Othello’s supposed affair with Emilia affects Iago. As Eastman states, “Iago, we might say, is able to find his way to Othello's heart by looking within his own” (Eastman). Accessing knowledge of his own humanity, Iago assumes Othello’s negative reaction to his gossip. Later on, Othello responds exactly as Iago expects, nullifying the supposed love he
Also, Iago putting Othello into “a deep jealousy that judgement cannot cure” is foreshadowing for the end of the play, when Iago drives Othello to become so jealous that he acts against his own character and morals to kill his wife, the person he loves most. Iago also mentions involving Cassio in his plan. He says, “I’ll have our Michael Cassio on the hip,/ Abuse him to the Moor in the right garb,/... Make the Moor thank me, love me, and reward me/ For making him egregiously an ass” (333-337). This foreshadows the part of Iago’s plan where he tricks Cassio into looking guilty, and makes Othello suspicious of Cassio by having a coy demeanor. He is also ultimately referred to by Othello as “honest Iago” throughout the play, when all he does is make Othello believe things that are not true.