In Poe’s story “The Cask of Amontillado” revenge take over Montresor’s life. Montresor is nice on the outside, but is planning revenge on the inside. “My heart grew sick, it was the dampness of the catacombs that made it so.” This is after he kills Fortunato he is on his way out. He is really getting depressed from killing him for an insult. “But when he ventured insult, I vowed revenge.” This is the beginning of the story when he is telling us what he is going to do.
The narrator, Montresor, evokes emotions of anger and is upset that Fortunato has embarrassed him. Montresor states that Fortunato must know of his fate because it would be equally wrong, if he does not seek revenge on the person who has done the wrong. Through storytelling and narrative therapy Montresor is able to identify his values and shape his identity. He values taking revenge as a way to confront his problems. Also, he is provided with catharsis by taking revenge upon Fortunato.
I have concluded that the main reason behind Iago’s hateful actions was Othello choosing Cassio over Iago. I believe that this was the biggest reason because throughout the play, Iago becomes so infuriated and vengeful he attempts to kill Cassio. If Cassio’s promotion didn’t have such an impactful on Iago, then why would Iago go to
In line 66, Hamlet states, “My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth.” This emphasis both dark language and tone. He is saying that unless his thoughts are bloody, unless the death of his uncle is blood, there is no worth. The world choice of bloody shows his consistent talking about death and the mysterious mood it sets for the play. The mood as long with the language shows the shift in the story where Hamlet wants to take action; illuminating a new part of Hamlet 's personality. What goes in hand with Shakespeare 's tone is the language used to display his new found aggressive personality.
Additionally, they are both vengeful. Hamlet shows that he is vengeful when he says “Haste me to know’t, that I, with wings as swift As meditation or thoughts of love, May sweep to my revenge”. Laertes shows that he is vengeful when he wants to kill Hamlet. They also both care about Ophelia. On the other hand, Hamlet and Laertes have some differences.
The flaws that lead him to the inevitable was his wrath and righteousness. Firstly, Oedipus’s wrath is the main reason why the oracle’s prophecy became true which causes his downfall in the end of the play. When Oedipus was fleeing from Corinth, he became enraged when he got pushed aside. The fury he had within triggered the start of the prophecy. In the play, it stated, “ On the way, he brawls with an old man in a carriage… and in a fit of temper kills him.” ( Sophocles 3) This shows that Oedipus’s anger controlled him and caused him to kill the old man whom, little did he know, was his biological father.
The Reason Behind His Madness Hamlet gets himself into an utterly dire situation as his madness is totally self caused and entirely avoidable. He chooses his own fate when he is wrapped up in the idea of destroying his uncle to avenge his father. The thought of carrying out this revenge drives him to actually become mad and ruin almost all of his ties of friendship and his love for Ophelia. Hamlet’s demise, and the demise of loved ones around him, is self-inflicted and self-destructive. In the play of Hamlet, Hamlet, the main character, is the son of the King that has just recently died and Hamlet’s mother quickly thereafter remarried the Hamlet’s uncle, Claudius.
In the play Othello, by William Shakespeare we are introduced to Othello who is the protagonist and faces a lot of obstacles, one of them being betrayal. Throughout the whole play we witness betrayal from many of the characters through their irrational behavior and actions. However the biggest betrayal we see is from Iago, who is the antagonist, in other words, the villain of the play. Iago plans on having his revenge and betraying Othello, Desdemona, Cassio, Rodrigo and even his wife, Emilia. Betrayal is wrong and something that can’t be forgiven, at the end betrayal breaks friendships as well as lives and trust which never works out well in the end.
Responsibility is the ability to realize the fault in your actions and accept the consequences. In Shakespeare 's Othello, a play that explores love, jealousy and betrayal, three characters experience a pivotal revelation than fundamentally changes them. Both Othello and Emilia experience a moment of truth in which they accept responsibility for their actions and achieve nobility of character. During his moment of truth, Othello accepts that his irrationality cost Desdemona her life and that he must receive punishment. After Iago has killed Emilia for her disloyalty Othello exclaims towards Desdemona 's body “O ill-starr’d wench, pale as thy smock” By calling Desdemona “ill starr 'd” Othello is drawing an allusion to the belief that people
Iago sends Roderigo to kill Cassio, and Iago says to himself that no matter who dies he will still have the upper hand. His ambition to ruin Cassio to get promoted nurtures Iago into doing evil throughout the course of the play. The difference between Iago and Lady Macbeth is that after everything she had done, she showed the audience her guilty conscience. Lady Macbeth says, “Out, damned spot” (Shakespeare 179)! Her guilty conscience made her constantly worry that the other characters would find out what had actually happened to King Duncan.