Romeo thinks that his blurred sense of reality due to romanticism has let Mercutio die to Tybalt. Romeo furiously states, “[His] very friend, hath got this mortal hurt / In [his] behalf. [His] reputation stained / With Tybalt’s slander…” (III.1.115-117). This shows how complicated Romeo is, from being dramatic about being romantic and then immediately becoming very serious and furious at Tybalt for the death of his friend Mercutio. The drama from Romeo and Juliet mainly comes from the complexity of all the different characters in the play.
Throughout the play, both covert and overt racism, assimilation, and jealous dispositions all foreshadow the untimely death of Desdemona and Othello. Throughout the play, Iago, Roderigo, and Brabantio display covert or overt racism towards Othello. At the beginning of the play, Iago, Othello’s ensign, and Roderigo, a wealthy man in love with Desdemona, discuss Othello’s marriage and their hatred for Othello. During their dialogue, the first references made of Othello are “his Moorship” and “the Moor,” which is how most of the characters refer to Othello (Shakespeare 687). Rather than referring to Othello nominally, they refer to him by his ethnicity, showing their inherent racism.
“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.
Infected minds/To their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets./More needs she the divine than the physician./God, God forgive us all. Look after her./Remove from her the means of all annoyance/And still keep eyes upon her. So, good night” (5.1.75-81). The “foul whisperings” are the words Lady Macbeth utters as she sleepwalks and they are also the rumors of Duncan’s nighttime murder. The murder was “unnatural” thus causing Lady Macbeth to experience “unnatural” sleepwalking.
Thier mutual devotion towards each other, consisting of the combination of hatred and love, merged and precipitately sparked a ferent jealous rage in Othello. The background of this story was set in the romantic country of the Mediterranean - Venice, and moving to the island of Cyprus, symbolizes from order to chaos. Emphasising on Othello 's African past and cultural differences between him and the others. Only as the setting of the play moves, Iago - the villain, is able to
In Shakespeare’s Othello, Iago is a spurious, manipulative character that fabricates a scheming plan to use Michael Cassio as a scapegoat in ruining Othello’s life. Once again, Iago addresses the crowd with a soliloquy to formulate his plan. Iago seemingly takes on the role of a ringleader, pawning the rest of the characters throughout his act. Earlier in the play, Cassio and Desdemona share a friendly gesture of holding hands, after Desdemona’s debate with Iago. Iago expresses in great detail the prejudices against the female sexuality by claiming that all types of woman, whether beautiful or ugly, are deceitful and ‘sex-crazy’.
Hamlet is a play that incorporates betrayal, vengeance, misguided love, and death into its plot to showcase the downfall of Hamlet. There are many questions that arise within the plot that are left una nswered such as the significance of the Ghost and why Hamlet hesitates to take revenge on Claudius. But, a critical question to ask is how revenge influences the interactions between people. Answers to this question are evident throughout the play and they give context to Hamlet’s affairs with Ophelia and her father Polonius, as well as his interactions with Claudius. The structure of this question and its answers are divided based on how the plot itself progresses; as Hamlet becomes exceedingly disconnected from his surroundings, his flaws
Furthermore, Feminist Criticism provides a better view of literature because it shows that women can be powerful. When Emilia finds out that her husband has been plotting an evil plan she says,” Tis proper I obey him, but not now”(Othello V.2.195). Emilia refuses to help her husband after she finds the cruel intentions he has despite the expectation of women always being submissive to their husbands. Women also have a voice and feelings, they are capable of defying their husbands commands when they know what he expects is simply wrong. In a literary article,The Role of Women in Othello: A Feminist Reading states that,” Society weighs heavily on the shoulders of women; they feel that they must support the men and defer to them, even if the actions of the men are questionable” (Literary Articles).
Firstly Othello is seen as the culprit because Iago believes that Othello slept with his wife, Emelia, “I hate the Moor, and it is thought abroad that ‘twixt my sheets. He has done my office.” (Shakespeare, I.iii.386-388:53) and Iago is also angry at Othello because he did not get the position as Othello’s lieutenant, “Despise me if I do not. Three great ones of the city, in personal suit to make me his lieutenant, off-capp’d to him; and, by the faith of man, I know my price, I am worth no worse a place;” (Shakespeare, I.i.8-11:23), thus Iago regards himself as the victim, because he did not get the position. Iago wants Othello’s life and everything that he has achieved, because Othello is a cultural and racial outsider. Iago studies Othello’s behavior and starts to recognize his weaknesses and use them to drive Othello to his downfall, making Iago the culprit and Othello the victim.
In the beginning, Hortensio drops a hint to Bianca’s shallow nature when he professes “kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, / shall win [his] love”. When Lucentio bids Bianca to come see him, she replies that she is busy and will not come. She is grouped with Hortensio’s widow when she is called ‘headstrong’ by Petruchio. Bianca’s bad attitude is presented in a more subdued feminine way; with passive-aggressive and backhanded comments. Kate is outed as a shrew because she is more masculine in her bitchiness; throwing things and insulting the other