His ultimate choice is choosing between trusting Desdemona or Iago. Iago’s influence on Othello is so great that he is transformed into a man that no one recognizes. His jealousy is terrifying because of the noble way he originally held himself. Othello does not even recognize the man he becomes and refers to himself as “he that was Othello” (“Othello.” Shakespeare A-Z 471). Othello’s jealous spirit drives him to murder his wife; he cannot stop his obsession with the alleged affair until she is harmed (“Othello.” Shakespeare for Students 663).
In the play The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare, Hamlet is a character full with complex emotions and revenge that confronts the readers or audience with his scenes of violence. Hamlet acts of violence is the plays way to push the play to its climax and to contribute the hidden meaning of the play. In act four, Hamlet lets his true internal emotions that has built up about his mother affair with his uncle, with so much rage Hamlet kills polonius in cold blood without even thinking, this scene contributes to the play because it show how Hamlet rage for revenge for his father has turned into real madness that will never end well for the characters who intertwine with him. In act 3, Hamlet goes off on Ophelia for crushing his heart and calls her
Based on his actions we can tell that Montresor is full of revenge because he plots to kill his own friend. Fortunato has done many things against Montresor that slowly get to him. "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge" (p.1 1-3). Montresor got tired of Fortunato doing him wrong, so he decides that he was going to get back at him. Montresor would make sure that Fortunato never does him wrong again, proving that he is a man full of revenge.
Iago’s jealousy is essentially what creates the whole play of Othello. His jealousy is what motivates him to start manipulating everyone in order to get revenge. His actions done in jealousy cause multiple deaths and make a great man turn into an insecure and irrational one. He creates a domino effect in which every action has a consequence that benefits him but slowly ruins everyone around him. Iago tells Othello to beware of jealousy because “..it is the green-eyed monster…” (Shakespeare.
Throughout the play, Iago manipulates Othello’s insecure and jealous mind. Iago convinces Othello of false information, convincing him to kill Desdemona. Easily manipulated by Iago, Othello’s inherent character flaw, irrational jealousy, directly interferes with his common sense, driving him into a murderous rage. The result, the unjust murder of Desdemona, also leads to Othello’s own suicide. In the case of Othello, the audience watches as his tragic flaw destroys Othello’s life and brings about his fall from grace.
Macbeth by Shakespeare. Macbeth is a dark story that shows the destructive power of greed and the dangerous of allowing power to be in the hands of the wrong person. Throughout this story we witness the rise of main character Macbeth and we watch as his ambition causes him to become a person who's willing to harm even those closest to him, in order to get what he wants so he can quickly rise to the top. Macbeth in his castle is preparing to defend himself against Macduff’s army. During this time he hears the cry of a woman, upon this he comments that he has almost forgotten the taste of fears.
Together, Iago and Roderigo plotted to destroy Cassio’s image and reputation as well as Desdemona’s marriage. As Iago began setting Cassio up, he began to develop feelings of his own for Desdemona. Iago and Roderigo’s actions resulted in numerous deaths throughout the play. First Iago stabs and kills Roderigo. Then, Othello’s jealousy leads him to smother Desdemona because she was “false with Cassio” (Shakespeare 767).
Don John who has always been looked down upon because of Hero, plots for his revenge, “That young start-up hath all the glory of my overthrow. If I can cross him any way, I bless myself every way” (Act 1 Scene 3 pg.31-33). There is no doubt by saying this Don John displays animosity towards Claudio and wishes to ruin Claudio’s marriage with Hero. Soon, after his servant Borachio confirms that Claudio and Hero will be married, they start to plot against it. Their plan is to trick both Claudio and Don Pedro that Hero has been a harlot and been unfaithful by allowing Borachio pretend to make love with Margaret who is going to be dressed up like
The Honest Traitor The play Othello by William Shakespeare narrates the tragedy of Othello and his wife, Desdemona’s relationship as well as the story of a jealous man who revenges on his commander. Iago, this envious man, creates a well-crafted plot to destroy his commander, Othello, and his wife’s marriage. With both the help of his clever manipulation as he uses people’s character traits against them and many coincidental events that contribute to the completion of his plan, Iago is able to deceive Othello into believing Desdemona’s adultery but stay true to himself as he often speaks freely of his views. As he carries out his scheme, Iago demonstrates a paradox as an honest traitor as he betrays his commander but speaks truthfully to himself and others at most times. At the beginning of the play, Iago openly confesses to Roderigo and reassures himself about his false appearance as well as his complete detached devotion to Othello; he also shows
Due to his involvement in the feud, this contributes to his death later on in the play. Tybalt is splenetic and hateful towards the Montagues which helps highlight his foil, Benvolio. During the play, Benvolio is the do-gooder who will always tell the truth, even if it hurts his friends, which are shown when Benvolio declares, “O noble prince, I can discover all / The unlucky manage of this fatal brawl. / There lies the man, slain by young Romeo, / That slew thy kinsman, brave Mercutio.” (3.1.105-108). In contrast, Tybalt is shown with very deep-rooted loyalties during the Capulet Ball when he attempts to kick Romeo out of the ball for only being there.