What role could Ophelia possibly have in his “grand plan”? However, to ignore the significance of such an interaction with such a connected person as Ophelia would be highly superficial. Indeed, all those he is seen to act crazily around possess the ability to notify the king of his strangeness. She, the daughter of Polonius, adviser of the king, is no exception. In disturbing Ophelia, Hamlet’s madness reaches the ears of her highly influential father, who says to her, “Come, we go to the King” (2.1. 130) .
He is jealous of Othello, show in, “I confess it is my shame to be so fond/but it is not in my virtue to amend it” (1.3:316-317). Roderigo is desperate for Desdemona and Iago takes advantage of this and makes him do thing such as kill Cassio. Roderigo does all of Iago’s dirty work and makes his plan successful. Also, Roderigo is unintelligent and realizes too late that his “money is almost spent” (2.3:364-368). Iago makes several false promises to Roderigo and he does not expose Iago because he is desperate for love.
In the thought provoking play, Much Ado About Nothing, a character named Don John displayed very unchristian like thoughts and actions. Throughout the play, Don John became a very jealous individual, this led him to lie multiple times, and demonstrate a dastard attitude. Don John claims himself as a trouble maker, and he doesn`t fail to disappoint. Many main characters such as Hero, Claudio, and Don Pedro were greatly affected by Don John’s deceptive plots. By making no efforts to change his displeasing habits, Don John creates unnecessary jealously, deceitfulness and a finally a fleeing coward.
He tried to take piety on himself by bashing himself so that Orgon would feel bad. “ Yes, my brother, I’m wicked through and through. The most miserable of sinners, I. Filled with iniquity, I should just die. Each moment of my life’s so dirty, soiled, Whatever I come near is quickly spoiled. I’m nothing but a heap of filth and crime.
This seems to be part of his initial plan that is first mentioned when he asks Horatio and Marcellus not to make any remarks in relation to his “antic disposition (1.5.192).” Hamlet’s madness allows him to talk to Claudius, Gertrude, Ophelia, and Polonius in a manner unsuitable for a prince. He is often disrespectful and insulting in his remarks. Although his acting backfires during his speech to Gertrude, Hamlet is able to severely criticize her for her actions because she thinks he is insane. During the play he also makes many sexual
Hamlet said, "For there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. " This quote relates to the power of existentialism because the power used to think is the same meaning to their own lives. It is conceivable that his poor mental illness comes in so Hamlet does not have to wonder about
Lear's decision to divide his kingdom is dependant only on the level of flattery his daughters show before him. Due to the lack of flaunting Cordelia displays, Lear banishes her as he proclaims, "... for we/ Have no such daughter, nor shall ever see/ That face of her again. Therefore be gone/ Without our grace, our love, our benison" (I.I.265-267). Lear is easily mislead by the false praise his two eldest daughters, Goneril and Regan, give him and is unable to see Cordelia's true loyalty.
His illusions about the world, knowing that ' 'the time came out of joint”, are dispelled, since he recognizes that the world is full of lies, deceit, and wrongdoing, and that - in relation to all of this - he is powerless to do anything and revert it to the previous state (Shakespeare 1.5.943). He becomes hesitant about the revenge and the purpose of retaliation on the pretext of needing new evidence. In order to find them, Hamlet, very prudent and a good actor, takes on the role of a madman. Lost in the role, he radically changes his looks, movement, facial expression, dress code, and language. The language and words he uses are no longer an expression of wisdom and knowledge, but a means to designed madness.
His mocking abilities towards his childhood friends about not being able to deceit him prove he is sane. Therefore, Hamlet’s continuous behavior toward his fellow peers continue to prove his
By pretending to be another person, Kent can serve King Lear, as he says, “If thou canst serve where thou dost stand condemn'd, / So may it come, thy master, whom thou lovest, / Shall find thee full of labours” (Shakespeare 1.4.5-7). His lies have good ends- to protect the King whom he loves and intends to serve as long as he lives. Similarly, the Fool uses his job as a veneer for telling the truth. He asks the King “why a snail has a / house” and answers his question, “Why, to put 's head in, not to give it away to his / daughters and leave his horns without a case” (Shakespeare 1.5.27-31). The Fool compares Lear to a snail that has made the horrible mistake of trusting Goneril and Regan and giving his kingdom to them.
Romeo tells Friar the news that he has “been feasting with [his] enemy,” and has fallen for her ( Shakespeare 2.3.48). Romeo is unwilling to tell his parents because he knows their pride over their names will trump their judgment over acceptance. He feels safe confiding with Friar because he knows that Friar will actually pay him attention and listen to his problems. He is pushed into following Friar’s advice because his parents are pushing him away. The difference of Friar and Romeo’s parents is that he will “give [Romeo]... adversity’s sweet milk, philosophy, to comfort [him] through tho [he] is banished” (Shakespeare 3.3.54-56).
Oedipus becomes aware that the baby may be him. He realizes that while he is being considered a hero at the same time he has been doing what the oracle Teiresias prophesied he would end up doing. “I was fated to lie with my mother, and show to daylight an accursed breed which men would not endure, and I was doomed to be murdered of the father that begot me”. (line 22-25) Oedipus not want Teiresias ' prophecies to come true.
Throughout Arthur Miller's sensational story of The Crucible, loyalty and dishonesty play a prominent role in not only the characters, but their actions as well. There are multiple times throughout the story where the characters face problems with being dishonest. The story is told through a theme that presents how loyalty can be seen through dishonesty. This tragedy recognizes how the trials brought out the vengeance amongst the town and the population. The contradictory among the town brings everyone to a riot and people start to question on who can really be trusted.
Machiavellians are people who completely disregard morality to deceive and manipulate others in the interest of their own personal gain. Machiavellianism is an ideal thought to be the most effective way to become a powerful and successful leader by many. Leaders throughout history have followed this ideal to come into power. Famous dictators such as Adolf Hitler of Germany, Saddam Hussein of Iraq, and Pol Pot of Cambodia are each Machiavellians who barged their way into power through corrupt methods. However, the longevity of this method is questionable.