In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne is seen as an outcast in the Puritan dominated society. She is punished for her sin of adultery, however, she is not the greatest sinner. Roger Chillingworth is a manipulative man who commits even more atrocious crimes. He forces Hester to marry him and does not treat her very well. He is later consumed by revenge and hides his identity in order to punish Dimmesdale.
In essence, his false hope of peace among the two families results in the death or tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. This misjudgment of the situation causes him to feel guilty and accept punishment for his act of crime. Secondly, the house of Capulet`s notion that Juliet wants to marry Paris and her deception is incredibly problematic for
Why does he hate Othello so much? He first believes that Othello passed him over for a higher position as lieutenant and gave the promotion to Cassio. Second, he thinks that Othello may have slept with his wife. He cannot prove the latter but has such a deep hatred for Othello that he does anything to cause destruction to Othello as well as the rest of the characters.
I tell thee, churlish priest,” (126.96.36.199). Laertes could be the exact opposite of Hamlet in regards to their revenge. Hamlet, not being happy with just killing the king wants him to go to hell but doesn’t want to go to hell himself. Laertes doesn’t care about his fate as long as he gets his revenge. King Claudius provokes Laertes into challenging Hamlet to a duel that will insure his death, “ A chalice for the nonce, whereon but sipping, if he by chance escape your venom’d stuck, our purpose may hold there” (4.7.160-162).
This clouded his judgement as well as his responsibilities, which led to a tragic ending, because everyone died. The conflicts he created for others included: Claudius becoming suspicious of Hamlet and enlisting the help of Guildenstern, Rosencrantz, as well as Polonius to spy on Hamlet, Gertrude was worried for him since he was acting mad, Ophelia went mad since Hamlet kill her father, and Laertes was fueled with rage for the same reason Ophelia went
Once it is proved to Othello that Desdemona was innocent and the affair was fabricated by Iago, Othello despairingly stabs and kills himself. Shakespeare uses Othello to warn against jealousy by providing an example of the possibly fatal consequences to those who harbor such envy. Yet again cruelty comes as a result of the provocation of the character's fatal flaw, and in the case of Othello it was his
In many scenes Hamlet can be seen as insane, this is because he wanted everyone to see that so he can get away with his bad manners/acts such as the crimes he had made. Likewise, due to his father’s death, in which he focused on, he wanted to get revenge and ended up acting abnormal along with being “mad” in the situations of crime. Consequently, Claudius had saw that Hamlet could be dangerous in situations such as Act 3, Scene 4 were he acted upon impulse, and so that’s when Claudius thought of making Hamlet go to England, and he did. Seeing that the relation he had with Ophelia led to her own suicide in the “Murder of Gonzago” is where we can see how his role impacted others. Being that Ophelia loved Hamlet, his role-play did ruin their relation
Since the beginning of the book Huck knew that Pap was a terrible person and finally got what he deserved. Another set of antagonizing characters was the King and Duke, two con artists who knew how to make money by cheating it off of people. After many sick attempts at stealing inheritance money, the duo decided to turn Jim in for the money reward after saying that they wouldn’t. Their plan backfired, however, and after being unable to prove themselves as the true heir to the inheritance, they were punished. Huck sees them finally getting their punishment and states “I knowed it WAS the king and the duke, though they was all over tar and feathers, and didn’t look like nothing in the world that was human” (Twain 174).
Romeo immediately blamed it on being in love with Juliet because it made him more “effeminate”. So he turns around and fights Tybalt, which results in Romeo killing Tybalt. Sure, he did kill one of his best friends but if he thought it through maybe the story would have turned out completely different. “Now, Tybalt, take the "villain" back again, that late thou gavest me; for Mercutio's soul is but a little way above our heads, staying for thine to keep him company: Either thou, or I, or both, must go with him.” (Romeo-3.1) This quote is what Romeo says when he finds out Mercutio is dead.
Corruption is a disease that over time rots the human way of thinking. In Shakespeare’s famous play Hamlet, Prince Hamlet finds out about his father’s murder, causing him to go insane and wanting to seek revenge. His new motive in life is to seek revenge, which ends up corrupting him and everyone around him. In Hamlet, Shakespeare discusses the idea of corruption in order to show how it can contaminate a person’s heart and way of life. Hamlet faces many dilemmas throughout the novel, in one scene he even debates whether it is even worth it to live anymore: “ To be or not to be—that is the question:/ Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer/
Iago has a desire to destroy the lives of Othello and Desdemona because he thinks that Othello slept with his wife. This makes Iago villainous because he is planning destruction. Iago’s goal is to devastate Othello’s life to seek revenge. Iago possess pernicious traits because he destroys his life and marriage, as well as the marriage between Othello and Desdemona.
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.
Brabantio 's comment on deceit reinforced Othello’s jealousy and concluded that his only option was to kill his unfaithful Desdemona because he convinced him that she has not been faithful
The first reason because of his anger with Romeo for falling in love with Juliet and Mercutio tries to defend Romeo which ends up causing Tybalt to fight Mercutio and kill him, and then Romeo killed Tybalt for taking Mercutio life away. The second reason is also because of tybalt having beef with romeo and mercutio which causes many hatred between the capulets and montagues, and so romeo couldn 't marry juliet. Therefore, Tybalt is clearly responsible for the play’s tragic ending.
His arrogance and anger cost him his life but with the warning “Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools.” he might have been spared that consequence. However, because of his actions he can be described as vain. This is because throughout almost the entire play he is out to kill someone, namely Romeo. This also proves that he is very self-centered because of his reasons for attacking Romeo which was: crashing a Capulet party and being a Montague.