Despite the obvious clues Iago places, Othello chooses to trust his wife. However, he later acknowledges Iago’s manipulation and follows the path he creates. Othello’s flaw demonstrates his lack of trust in Desdemona and his mistrust in Iago. In time, the jealousy Othello feels and the skepticism he creates causes his emotions to overpower him. Othello kills Desdemona and “It is too late” to control
“From an interpersonal perspective, the prototypical cause of guilt would be the infliction of harm, loss, or distress on a relationship partner (Baumeister 3). The guilt that Desdemona feels radiates off her body, causing distress to Othello as he wonders if she really does love Cassio instead of himself. There are minor trips of guilt in this play. For instance, when Emilia picks up Desdemona’s handkerchief. She only does this because her husband tells her to so it didn’t cause her pain or guilt.
(3.1.43-49) Polonius orders Ophelia to distract Hamlet even though he knows the emotional distress it will cause her. He is the reason Ophelia breaks ties with Hamlet, yet he is willing to throw her at him for his own gain. Polonius cannot rationalize that spying on Hamlet is less important than his daughter’s mental stability. His utter selfishness makes him incapable of making rational decisions that are beneficial to both himself, and his children. Polonius gives good advice that he does not take himself, showing his bad decision making.
Othello is presented as a respectful and honorable prince loved by all, but unexpectedly he grows an enemy, Iago. Iago vows to get vengeance on Othello because Othello made Cassio his lieutenant instead of Iago. Iago then takes control of fate in the play as he diabolically invents a plan to manipulate Othello into believing that Desdeomona was having an affair with Cassio. Furthermore, Othello’s tragic flaw was that he was gullible, therefore eventhough Othello was infatuated with Desdemona he chose to believe in Iago’s lies about Desdemona’s “affair”. For example, throughout the entire play, Othello committed irrational actions voluntarily because he was overtaken by jealousy that Iago developed with lies.
Men should stop degrading women as liars because men and women are equally capable of lying or at least, hiding who they truly are while they woo women. Consequently, if the marriage fails, husbands should stop blaming their wives for being the cause, since the stability of their relationship depends on both, especially their virtues as spouses. The real scoundrel is the husband who holds his wife responsible for their failed marriage when he may be the most deceiving person in the marriage if he keeps mistresses on the side. Men, not women, are the greatest deceivers, if they lie to women before and after marrying
He himself could be virtuous but his actions made him unvirtuous and thus cast into hell. However, he is not completely innocent as the vice, committing suicide, did manifest because he tried to outrun his problems on Earth. Therefore, in hell he cannot run away from his problems anymore. This vice proves that it is the unjust action that causes the punishment and that the manifestation of the vice also manifests in the punishment. Despite committing a sin, one can be sympathetic of Piero because he is portrayed as a good person who is aware that "it is not just" to take "from oneself" (13.
In the article “The Passion of Gatsby: Evocation of Jesus in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby”, by Thomas Dilworth, Gatsby’s love for Daisy and fear that Tom would hurt her, “motivates him to keep Daisy’s secret about her accidentally killing Myrtle Wilson” (Dilworth 119). Gatsby is so in love, he becomes blind to the truth, that Daisy doesn’t love him because if she truly loves him, she would have put up a fight on who takes the blame. Also caring for his safety and not her
It seems as if the speaker is fearful of not getting this chance at love which is why he emphasizes their limited time. In “To His Coy Mistress”, the speaker puts an emphasis on time because he is fearful of missing out on this love and his actions are driven by this fear. An example of this is when he addresses that if she doesn’t love him then the love will go to waste and, “worms shall try that long preserved virginity, and quaint honour turn to dust, and into ashes all my lust” (Marvell 27-30). This illustrates how the speaker is looking for something temporary to fulfill his emptiness because he is essentially trying to pressure the mistress into having intercourse with him. Furthermore the speaker expresses more of his immediate sexual desires by saying, “now let us sport us while we may/ and now, like amorous birds of prey/ rather at once our time devour” (Marvell 37-39).
Desdemona is a loving and faithful wife and is not trusted by her husband. Othello believes his friend Lago over Desdemona his own wife. Instead of treating her fairly and the way she deserved he argues with her and ridicules her. Desdemona is a perfect example of a wife and Othello will not believe her because she is just a woman. Othello is easily convinced his wife is cheating and feels humiliated and therefore feels it is justified for him to smother her.