He cleverly links Creon and Antigone together in order to stress the duality between Creon’s laws, and the divine laws; exposing how Creon will abuse his power by any means to ensure his laws are obeyed. He then expresses the severity of Creon’s abuse through his supporters, the chorus and Haemon, for it induces both to desire rebellion. To finalize his play, Sophocles successfully discourages anyone from abusing power by making it Creon’s tragic flaw, for he warns that it will always end “with mighty blows of fate” (Antigone
An example of this would be when he basically mocks the fact that Othello trusts him by saying “Oh, you are well tuned now, / But I’ll set down the pegs that make this music, / As honest as I am”(2.1.186-188). This displays irony because he is completely aware of his deceitful nature, yet continues to proclaim that he is an honest man. Iago also boasts about his dishonesty and plan to ruin Othello’s life by sarcastically questioning “And what’s he then that says I play the villain / When this advice is free I give and honest.”(2.3.245-246) His actions exhibit irony because he claims he gave Cassio “good” advice, but it eventually ends up causing Othello to hate him. Again, this displays how Iago conspires to ruin Othello by deceiving Cassio while also still claiming his
Iago then plants it into Cassio’s possession, which Iago then uses to further convince Othello of the affair. Furthermore, Othello’s gullibility facilitates Iago’s plan, and Othello makes his death and the death of Desdemona inevitable. He turns into a vindictive man, and strikes and calls Desdemona a “Devil” (Oth. 4.224). Othello willing allows
Lastly, Iago hurts Cassio for the last time, possibly hitting the final blow by telling his audience of Cassio’s oaths and inappropriate language. Iago then stops harming Cassio and tells, “More of this matter cannot I report.” in order to keep his motif of trust. To keep his true intentions discrete he blames all of this behaviour on a man’s fatal flaw. “But men are men; the best sometimes forget. As men in rage strike those that wish them best (128).” Iago phrases his sentence in a way such that his audience does not forgive Cassio for his actions and learn to value Iago’s words as more wise and unbiased given that Iago essentially spoke in a way that seemed
Due to Jack’s increasing obsession with hunting pigs, his clear dislike for anyone who disagrees with his thoughts and the fact that he is slowly gaining more support from the other boys, leads me to believe the novel will end with Jack murdering Piggy, symbolizing complete detachment from morality since Piggy symbolizes civil thought. If I were to rewrite this conclusion I would have Jack realize the importance of order, make a compromise with Ralph, and peacefully have the group rescued from the island. In my opinion, Ralph is the one of most compelling characters in this novel. Although Ralph symbolizes order and civilization during certain points of the book he struggles to overcome savage desires. Despite being angry with Jack for letting the fire go out, when Jack and his hunters tell the rest of the group about their hunt Ralph sits quietly and is filled with envy.
Even seemingly good figures like Ralph and Piggy “Found themselves eager to take a place in this demented but partly secure society” (Golding 152). Although Ralph may be a good leader and Piggy may be smart, they both have evil inside of them and want to be a part of Simon’s murder. Ralph and Piggy are nowhere near being savages at this point, but their love of death still shows, even if they regret it later. Their savagery is just the result of the evil human nature inside of them that is left unchecked by civil society. On the island, the boys do not have the benefit of civilization, so they revert to human nature and instinct for survival.
As the story evolves, the children’s dread of the beast increases. This is for the reason that Jack encourages the existence of the evil creature to the point that he convinces the boys to make an offering to the beast to appease him. “This head is for the beast. It’s a gift. The silence accepted the gift and awed them.” The previous passage demonstrates that the boys’ dismay of the Lord of the Flies is gradually growing.
Instead of trying to undermine racism here, Shakespeare is encouraging it. Aaron is an incredibly evil character, with very little moral values, so much so that “if one good deed in all my life I did, I do repent it from my very soul”(Act V, Scene III, Lines 191-192). He is a powerful character, which is what allows him to be able to carry out such awful deeds. He makes love to Tamora while she is married to the Emperor, carries out any evil acts Tamora want him to do, and frames Quintus and Martius; all things he would not have been able to do as a someone with less power. This promotes the idea that other races should not be allowed to have so much power.
This phenomenon is also elucidated in Shakespeare's tragedies. In Othello, Shakespeare uses dramatic irony to demonstrate that resorting to manipulation for personal gain often results in disaster for all parties. Iago's manipulation of Othello destroys his relationship with Desdemona. Othello tells Iago, "Damn her, lewd minx! O, damn her!/ Come, go with me apart; I will withdraw,/ To furnish me with some swift means of death/ For the fair devil.
Romeo states his vengeance when he states, “Either thou or I, or both, must go with him” (III.i.122). This forces Romeo to take the revenge of Mercutio. The audience understands his vengeful call by describing it as one of us dies or we both do, and that Mercutio is watching above and whomever passes will join him. This is just another way that Mercutio highly influences the play. So, Mercutio becomes even more important than when he is being first speculated.