Even though Desdemona is always loyal, Othello's view of her is corrupted by the rumors Iago spreads. Othello’s perception of his wife becomes so twisted that he kills her. Othello responds to Iago’s theory announcing “[Desdemona’s] name, that was as fresh //As Dian’s visage, is now begrimed and black//As mine own face” (). Because he said this, Iago knows he has convinced Othello of his lies and says “Work on,// My medicine, work! Thus credulous fools are // Caught”().
In Shakespeare 's play, Othello, the main character, Othello, displays actions that are classified as weak or strong emotionally. Throughout the play, Othello shows more weakness than strength when he turns over to jealousy, hits Desdemona, and calls her names shortly before wrongfully killing her. Othello’s first action of weakness shows when he turns jealous. Iago, his ensign, convinces him that his wife, Desdemona, has been having an affair with his lieutenant, Cassio. This is Othello’s response to Iago’s mortifying news, “She’s gone, I am abused, and my relief / Must be to loathe her.
Lago also known as “Honest Lago” to Othello, he knew that while Othello could be hot tempered, he had a bond with Othello that could be used to manipulate his hot temper. As Lago therefor realizes that he has Othello’s trust, he begins to plant sinister thoughts into his mind and a scene where Lago’s deceit is evident occurs when Lago tells Othello, “Look into your wife, observe her well with Cassio.” Othello accepts Lago 's seeds of lust as fact; Lago attests to this when he states that, “I told him what I thought, and told no more than what he found himself was apt and true.” At the time when Othello realizes that he has been tricked he states that.“ I pray and
Here an irrationality is observed because Shakespeare makes it clear that they have had a life-long relationship. However, this relationship is broken because of Romeo, a character that was familiar to Juliet for less than a week. A third irrationality can be observed when the star-crossed lovers kill themselves, an act motivated by the love instilled into the two protagonists by Shakespeare. A fourth irrationality can be observed when Shakespeare kills off Tybalt with the hands of Romeo. This was an act driven by revenge for the death of Mercutio which leads to Romeo’s banishment from Verona.
The use of “ills” or in other words a problem, could be directed at Iago as he is the one causing her unhappiness. In addition she says “instruct” indicating a command or order of which Iago often does, like when he was demanding to have the handkerchief that Emilia had. Emilia wanted a good husband to take care of her and simply notice her existence and views more, which Iago never did. A key part in the play is when Emilia stumbles across the handkerchief. The significance of the handkerchief is that it was Othello 's first gift to Desdemona and in Othello 's culture it symbolises a special bond you make when given to someone you love.
It is very obvious that he does not care about her. Iago also betrays his wife during the play. Iago used his wife as a tool in order to make it seem like Desdemona and Cassio had an affair. Emilia later in the play no longer wanted to be his accomplice so she accuses Iago of criminal behavior in order to save Desdemona’s reputation. Of course, having Emilia around is no good for Iago so he decides to betray his wife and literally stab
Chanely Castillo Prof. Bender ENGL 120 Themes in Othello by William Shakespeare In William Shakespeare 's famous play Othello, jealousy is a major theme which takes over the entire play and leads to its tragic ending. In the beginning of the story Othello shows no signs of jealousy. He is very much in love with his new wife Desdemona and is satisfied with those who surround him. Until Iago begins his manipulative scheming. Iago is aware of Othello 's “loving, noble nature” and he will use that to his advantage to arouse jealousy.
Iago planted Jealousy within Othello with a rumor that Iago made up himself. He told Othello about Cassio and Desdemona having an affair behind Othello’s back. Iago could have made this rumor about anyone but he still chose Cassio. Iago wants Cassio and Othello to suffer for the decision Othello made. He makes Othello so infuriated that he wants Cassio dead.
Desdemona is the rest of the characters to survey, in any case she is in like manner the most basic. Desdemona is managed outlandishly in light of the way that she is a tried and true wife, who appreciates her mate specifically. Regardless, through the help of Iago, her companion, and Othello suspects Desdemona is undermining him. This is not substantial, yet rather still Othello believes his partner much sooner than he would listen to the woman who loves him. Othello then, as opposed to treating Desdemona conventionally thusly for her love, battles with and mocks her.
A story about deception, illusion, impulsiveness, noting, and shallowness; these are all characteristics of the play Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare. The play is about a young women, named Hero and a man, named Claudio, falling in love almost immediately after the war and decide to marry in the next few days. However, the prince’s evil brother does not wish to see his enemies rejoice, so he organizes a ruse to shame Hero and halt the wedding from ever taking place. Shakespeare critiques many aspects of his society through his satire and portrayal of different characters; which is apparent when looking at the character Claudio. Claudio is a soldier who worked closely with the Prince and became one of the top men of his army.