In Venice they do let heaven see the pranks They dare not show their husbands. Their best conscience Is not to leave’t undone, but keep’t unknown. (Shakespeare 3.3.205-208) This illustrates Othello’s marginalization by Iago, as a result of Othello’s lack of understanding of the women in Cyprus. Throughout the conversation, Othello becomes increasingly worried about Desdemona’s infidelity and this also accelerates his downfall. Lastly, marginalization makes Othello the dominated individual, which contributes to his demise.
According to physiologist David Livingstone, there is a essential need for deception because it " adds meaning to our identities and our place in the world" (McCown 1). But what Mr. Livingstone fails to realise is that too much deception will lead to a loss of reality. In the play, A Street Car named Desire by Tennessee Williams ,and the television series Bates Motel, the deteriorating ability of deception ultimately leads the characters to madness. This adversely affects the charactersNorman and Norma Bates from the television series Bates Motel, and Blanche DuBois from the play A Street Car Named Desire. The process to madness is as follows: first a person is unsatisfied with their reality, then, they deceive others to try to develop
This makes Dorian paranoid and he fears that the painting will be discovered and his appearance will be forever tarnished to the world. Dorian eventually sees that “his beauty to him had been but a mask, his youth but a mockery,” (Wilde, 223) and the full weight of his sins begin to become apparent. Dorian however caught up in his vanity, refuses to confess any of his sins. Even after committing the most heinous of acts in murder, Dorian resorts to opium addiction to cure his sole. He wishes to erase the act from his memory rather
Contrary to belief though, this quote was a way to set his “mousetrap” and force her to be in the background of his grand scheme. The audience must draw conclusions concerning their relationship because their love is not the main focus of the play and Hamlet acting insane is an inconvenience because it is hard to decipher what was sincere or madness. Shakespeare does not seem to have a high opinion of women, while writing Hamlet, considering how Hamlet holds deep bitterness toward his mother and Ophelia for not having a backbone and allowing themselves to be pawns in the game Claudius and he are playing. Saying this, Hamlet’s behavior towards Ophelia is crude, rough, and full of anger. Despite Hamlet’s harsh treatment towards Ophelia, he really did love her, but because she was not his main focus, the
Desdemona asks Emilia if women who cheat on their husbands actually exist. When Emilia replies that she would consider doing it if she got enough out of it, Desdemona says, “I do not think there is any such woman” (4.3.83). Despite the evidence right in front of Desdemona that people are willing to have affairs, she still holds her belief that no one would ever do such a thing. Desdemona tells Iago and Emilia that, “Unkindness may do much, / and his unkindness may defeat my live, / but never taint my love” (4.2.159-61). She even admits that she may end up dead, but that it won’t affect her love and trust in Othello.
That summons thee to heaven, or to hell” as these reference the unmoral parts of her life suggesting her disturbed nature could be because of her lack of sanity as she hallucinates the blood on her hands. Shakespeare presents Lady Macbeth as disturbed because she subverts the ideas of religion and the supernatural which were contradictory during the Jacobean era. Rather than fulfilling the audience’s expectations that religion and the supernatural are contradictory, she conjures the idea that they are similar as she says, “look like th’innocent flower but be the serpent under’t.” The auxiliary verb “be” is quite disturbing because she is demanding Macbeth to be a certain way showing her rebellion against stereotypes as women had to obey their husbands. Shakespeare could have been doing this to present her as an outcast, disturbing the audience. Also, the personification of “flower” shows her manipulating him to have a facade of morality but deep down know he is the serpent, presenting her as disturbed because she is seduced by power and uses the worst of people to her advantage.
By the end of the play, Lady Macbeth realized the consequences her and her husband are going through. She tried to save her out of control relationship by drawing him from plotting. However, she was too weakened by her own psychological guilt that left her drained and was unable to stop Macbeth. In fact, due to her guilt of taking part of the murdering, she started sleepwalking and having delirious visions. These visions make her believe she has blood on her hands that can’t was off, symbolizing what’s done cannot be undone.
“This act of violence made such a stir, so much petitioning to the king for her,..” (65-66). Now and then, women possess more power than men and men possess more power than women. However, in time their power gradually comes to a draw. “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Chaucer comments suggest that based on your gender, it determines on how much power you will receive. Chaucer implies that men should be on equal ground with women by showing the Knight when he had more power than women, when the King had no control over the Knight’s punishment, and when the Knight acknowledges that he should honor women/old women.
Rather than logically approaching the situation, the women were overtaken by their emotions, acting rashly and violently. Additionally, Lysander and Demetrius were also bickering as recklessly as the girls during this time but under the love spell. Shakespeare could have hinted that the only way men were to act as foolishly as women were if there was a third party that made men that
In conclusion, the genders in Shakespeare’s play, Othello, misperceive each other due to generalizations created by their strongly implemented values and often times this can lead to fatalities. The sharp distinctions between men and women are strongly influenced by their values and beliefs, and as a result the men underestimate the women and the women overestimate the men. Iago underestimated his wife and Desdemona overestimated her husband, which not only led to the deaths of their loved ones, but the deaths of themselves as well. Strictly enforced morals create narrow mindsets that hinder the ability for humans to understand and connect with one
The use of different wrong doings allows readers to view the abuse displayed in the 1800’s. However, many others and I can attest to the novel not encompassing the dilemma of abuse enough. The men, converting it into an ideal, romanticize the abuse of women. The men are envious that Janie takes her abuse so quietly. The concept of maltreatment is made to seem common in normal life.
One of the issues raised by the film was stereotypes against battered women. Most of the people interviewed were family members of Melvin who took his side. They represent the victim as someone nice and quiet who would not hurt anyone. They did not believe Shirley was being abused because of victim character as nice and quiet. They also give reasons such as there are no bruises on her face, they never saw them argue, and why didn 't she leave.
The question of whether Bertha and Lady Audley are actually mad is somewhat alluded to in the novels. Braddon’s and Bronte’s novels pose the question of what causes one to be declared insane. Both Lady Audley and Bertha go against society’s expectation of the pure and pious woman. It is because they go against these ideals that they are placed into captivity and deemed as being mad. They cannot be contained within the boundaries of proper femininity for they are wild, lustful, and impious, so are therefore are considered a threat and thus need to be constrained by the repressive patriarchal society