Thus, by contrasting demonic imagery with Othello’s true nature, Shakespeare develops the theme of how impressions can be deceptive. This is further emphasized by Brabantio’s impressions of Othello. After Othello’s noble nature is first revealed to the audience, he politely addresses Brabantio, stating “Good signior, you shall more command with years/Than with your weapons” (I.ii.___). Brabantio responds insultingly, utilizing hellish imagery when addressing Othello, stating “Damn'd as thou art, thou hast enchanted her” (I.ii.___). In this scene, the demonic imagery Brabantio uses serves as a harsh contrast between his impression of Othello as “Damn’d” and Othello’s actual calm and noble nature.
In William Shakespeare’s Richard III, Richard the third, of England begins as the lowly Duke of Gloucester, but his motives become clear as the story begins. He embodies both the protagonist of the story, and the villain of the story. In the run to gain the crown, rule the land, and live the life of his dreams, he commits heinous acts and. Despite this, Richard embodies the class of a hero; an Antihero to be precise. Through his evil, and through his malice and cruelty, a new and shining England is born; paving the way for Britannia.
In the listening task, “But I am as constant as the northern star”, Shakespeare’s use of biblical allusion likens Caesar’s character to the divine power. This implies the potential power that Caesar can abuse. The battle with Pompey in 48 BC, proved his ambitious nature to abuse power and to control Rome himself. Shakespeare implies that corruption is harmful in the representation of Julius Caesar as the allegorical allusions of conspiracies against Queen Elizabeth. In Antony’s soliloquy, he states “With Ate by his side… and let slip the dogs of war”.
The play tells how the powerful army, Othello whose life and marriage are destroyed by a misleading and jealous, Iago. It is a play that feels very close to the audiences, it also focuses on feelings and addresses the theme of Love, death as well as jealousy, hate and finally treachery... The title of the play suggests that the tragedy belongs primarily to Othello; however, Iago plays an important role in the plot. For this reason, we have different opinions and critics concerning Iago’s role in this tragedy. For one thing, Bradley (1904) believes that the play is “the undoing of the noble Moor by the devilish cunning of Iago,” on the other hand; Leavis (1963) attacks the Bradley view and notes that the protagonist and the main character of this play is Othello himself.
Henry V is a play that is rooted in war which displays the battle between France and England. The play is centred around King Henry V and the tactics he uses to succeed in overthrowing or winning the war against France.King Henry V uses persuasion to try to convince the French and the Britain’s that he is atoning for the sin his father had committed.The posters above would be used to discuss the ways in which the theme of Leadership, War and Appearance versus Reality pervades or is prominent in the play. In realtion to the first poster with King Henry V, wearing the crown on his head , this helps to showcase the theme of leadership which is prevalent throughout the entire play.For instance, the incident where he punishes his own friend Bardolph
In Othello by William Shakespeare, Iago deceives others, mainly Othello and Roderigo, due to his desire for revenge, an improved reputation, and power. Throughout the play, Iago uses his desire for revenge to deceive others, like Othello. Iago’s desire for revenge shows when he states, “For “Certes,” says he, / “I have already chose my officer.”/ And what was he?/ Forsooth, a great arithmetician, / One Michael Cassio, a Florentine” (1.1.17-21). Othello’s choice reveals Iago’s jealousy of Cassio earning the position which fuels Iago’s desire for revenge on not only Othello, but also on Cassio. Another time Iago deceives someone to build up his plan is when he tells Roderigo, “When she is sated with his/ body she will find the errors of her choice.
Bernard Shaw presents those vividly before the audience/readers with a view to bringing about radical changes in the real situation. Arms and the Man can definitely be classified as a drama of ideas since it deals with the undesirable presentation of the romantic concept of love and war. Shaw however resorts to Ruritanian romance which takes its name from the imaginary country of Ruritania found in Hope's book. This type of story generally includes intrigue, adventure, sword fights, and star-crossed lovers, ingredients that are all found in Arms and the Man. However, Shaw inverts the conventions of melodrama and inserts critical commentary on love and war into the cleverly funny lines of his
I would suggest that Shakespeare, ever the masterful strategist, is using this title to draw attention to the chaos of the “much ado,” which is ultimately born from his characters ' liberal use of deceit. If the plot begins and ends with “nothing", then we must depend entirely upon the “much ado” created by deceit in the middle, to discover the meaning in this play. In my reading of Much Ado About Nothing, I identify three types of deception: deception of others for benevolent reasons, deception of others for malicious reasons, and self-deception. Of the three, I argue that the last is the most dangerous. But first, I will present examples of each and explore
Shakespeare’s play, Henry V, portrays the newly crowned king of England, King Henry V, as a committed, fearless, and relentless leader. France is England’s archenemy and their relationship only worsens after the Dauphin delivers a mocking message to England’s new king. The Dauphin frequently mocks the English and King Henry whereas, the King of France, Charles VI, does not underestimate Henry and England as his son does. (Source B ) Throughout the play, the two leaders display their differences in terms of personality, leadership, communication skills, and ethics. When Henry V first claimed the throne, England was in a state of disorder and dismay after endless wars.
Nevertheless, in one of William Shakespeare’s acclaimed plays about this monarch’s life, Henry V, Shakespeare depicted Henry as far from an ideal king, even though he may have displayed certain admirable qualities at times. Shakespeare showed Henry V to be a flawed king, as demonstrated by his motives, aggression, and lies. First, Shakespeare displayed Henry V’s flawed character through his mixed, conflicting motives of self-abandon for God’s sake and self-glorification for his own. Throughout the play, we find hints that a desire to do God’s will motivated Henry V. Before declaring war against France, he sought the approval of God by way of the established English ecclesiastical authority, and even when he believed he was justified in his claim to rule France, he understood his duty to his Lord, saying, “For we have now no thought in us but France, / Save those to God, that run before our business” (1.2.315-316). Moreover, during the battle of Agincourt, he trusted God for his victory, and when the French herald Montjoy reported the victory of the English to the