Iago believes the only way a servant will not be outdone by their leaders is to put their own desires in front of their masters. Iago does this by manipulating Othello, and everyone dear to him, to fulfill Iago’s desires of vengeance towards Othello. Furthermore, Iago believes that Othello has robbed him of the role of lieutenant, and his wife. Leading Iago to suspect that Othello is “leap[ing] into [his] seat”, (1,2,285) suggesting that his wrongfulness stems from Othello depriving him of his ambitions, and passions, inducing a bitter hatred towards Othello. However, Iago influences Othello by tricking him into thinking Iago is “full of love and honesty” (3,3,119) when in reality he is using Othello to meet his desires.
Contradictingly, Ellis Redding [Red] on the other hand, believes that “hope can drive a man insane” (The Shawshank Redemption). The reasoning behind Red saying that is because he himself once had hope, and that hope got him nowhere and now he’s broken
Development of corruption morally challenges the protagonist and results in the inevitable falling ‘victim’ to the provoking surrounding forces of evil. The representation of universal notions in Shakespeare’s, ‘King Lear’ demonstrates the interactions and psychological behaviours possessed by humanity as Lear rationalises suffering as an achievement of redemption. Lear’s self-pity proclamation of his own misfortune ‘doomed’ upon him in Act III resulted from his essential failure - his fatal flaw. The consequences from his metaphorical blindness and inability to distinguish between appearance and reality whilst claiming he is ‘a man more sinned against than sinning,’ allowed a perfect opportunity for the surrounding ‘forces of evil’ to easily oppose his regime; hence, the following downfall of the tragic hero. Projection of this flaw from his actions prompts the underestimation of humanity and capability of ambition subsequent to the denial of traditional roles causing disturbance to the ‘natural world’.
This lust for a title earned them tragic deaths in the end. The most common theme within Macbeth is that ambition has the potential to turn into greed. This greed that is formed is dangerous and will never result in a positive
The tragic tone of Creon’s exclamation shows the regret that he feels for his destructive actions, and the use of the phrase ‘thoughtless thoughts’ indicates that he has realized that he has been exhibiting extreme foolishness. The fact that Creon’s stupidity led to the ‘slaying and dying’ of his loved ones, this is positive in that it ensures that the change will be lasting, and his mistakes will not be repeated. Consequences and losses help ensure that people will remedy their flawed qualities, and that the sacrifices of the people involved in rebellion are not in
In Fences, by August Wilson, Troy’s selfishness makes him a tragic hero because it causes him to make decisions that hurt not only himself but ultimately the people who he loves most. Troy’s inner selfishness is the sole reason for his affair with Alberta, and it is what eventually triggers the split in his family. When trying to stop the metaphorical bleeding caused by his affair, Troy characterizes himself with Rose as “we”, to which Rose responds with, “All of a sudden it’s ‘we.’ Where was ‘we’ at when you was down there rolling around with some godforsaken woman?
The Whites and Rosaura, known as the protagonists in both stories, desires to change their fate, but were punished because it made their lives worse than it’s normal routine. Mr. White attempted many risky decisions that completely changed him as a character. For example, he was warned by Sergeant Major Morris to
“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.
In “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, the short story is about revenge and contains conflicting events that lead to the death of Fortunato. The reliability of the narrator is questioned throughout the story due to Montresor being mentally unstable and vowing for revenge until he fulfills his thirst and “punish with impunity” (Baraban). Montressor also states "A thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge" (O’Neill 666). This statement exemplifies Montresor 's unreliability as a narrator because he is consumed with revenge. In “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator Montresor is unreliable because his revenge on Fortunato is all in his mind, making
His relationship with Guenever causes Lancelot to behave much differently than how he typically does. He betrays Arthur, his religion, and himself. The hatred for himself continues to grow as he admits to himself that he has betrayed others for the love he feels with Guenever. White shows Lancelets’ inter-strife to examine how his love with Guenever overrides the basis of his
By cheating on Rose with Alberta, he may have found short term happiness but in the long term he caused Rose more pain. And of course this pain seeped through to other people, leading them to lose their respect for Troy. The downward spiral of Troy life proved to be through his decisions and his actions. This may have been avoided if Troy had thought of the feelings and needs of other people important in his
Some masters were evil foxes who sent people to inquire their slaves how the master was. As long as the slave’s master heard any slaves hated him, he would send people to punish slaves who told the truth. Due to this, most slaves universally said their master was kind and they were contented instead of telling the truth. The frequency of inquiring caused slaves began to trust their master was nice, and finally those slaves enslaved themselves. Moreover, giving the heavy work to slaves did not only help the master getting more money, but also destroyed slaves’ will.
This constant lying made it easier for him to act as if it had never happened, for a long time he kept this secret. He then felt threatened by his own friend Banquo, remembering that great things were to happen to him as well. Again, he let the greed, and the want to have all the power and recognition for himself, control his decisions by ordering the murder of Banquo and his
In “The Birthmark”, Aylmer is bothered in seeing a birthmark on his wife Georgiana’s cheek. I believe that Aylmer was truly evil in the way he manipulated Georgiana in thinking he truly cared about her. Aylmer’s ideas of perfection were the most dangerous thing about him and even led him to kill. When Georgiana learned of her husband’s disdain towards her birthmark she was devastated. Slowly, Aylmer manipulated Georgiana into believing that this mark would need to be removed.